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The British Columbia Federationist Mar 25, 1921

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Workers   Resent   David
Goldstein's Utterances
E. of C. Speaker from
United States Makes
The singing ot the "Red Flag,1
applauae ter the decreea of the
Russian Soviet government, oheera
lor tha Parisian Communards et
1871, and a total inability on the
part of the speaker to understand
hla audience, were the outstanding
features of the meeting held in
the Hotel Vancouver, to hear Mr.
B. Goldstein, of the Knights of
Columbus, give an address on "Boi'
The apeaker commenced by referring to the work ot the K. of C,
and the oruaade they had started
■ome yeara ago against the doctrines of Socialism, The dictatorship of the proletariat (cheers)
waa not a new thing, but had been
advocated yeara ago by Marx and
Bngels. He then read from the
decrees published by the Soviet
government, and appeared to be
surprised at the appreciation with
whloh they wero received. Speaking of the Commune of 1871, he
laid: "When France lay-prostrate
and beaten before the Oerman Invader, the working men of Paris
tore down the tricolor from the
Botel de Ville, and ran up the Red
Flag. Thla statement waa loudly
applauded, the apeaker ao tar tor-
getting himself as to ask: "If they
dared to applaud the running up
•f the Red flag?" This time the
applause wae redoubled.
Had No Control
From then on the apeaker had
ao control of the meeting, and not
being able to apeak consecutively
Cor more than two minutes. His
repeated wishes that he had the
audience on the other side of the
line, and his statement that lf his
bearers attempted to set up the
Red flag in this oountry, they
Would flnd' that the imaginary
boundary line between thla country
eld the United States did not exit when a question of suppressing
Ing Buch movement arose, waa not
lest upon his hearers. The chain
kith which he tethered his goat
mapped very early in the proceedings, and the animal remained lost
luring the romalndor of the meet-
pg. The meeting could be sum-
bed up aa two and one-half houra
If laughter and satire directed
tgainst the apeaker.
"I go to the highest authorities,"
lie said. "Who is the highest authority on Socialism?" "Gold-
Iteln," came the answer from a
lorner of the hall. The speaker,
U Ib usual with his type, dwelt
largely with the so-called "Free
Love" bogey, which the anti-So-
elallsts are ao fond of erecting. Unable to continue the meeting, he
anally announced that he would
answer quostions.
The flrst question came from
laok Harrington. "The latest scientific work on psychology, Prof.
Frond's 'Psychoanalysis,' states
that a person's sex degeneracy ia
denoted by their recurrence to sex
questions! Is not the speaker a
living example of the truth of this
atatement?" Two or three other
questions were asked, and the
meeting broke up singing the "Red
Flag," a piece of music apparently strange to the habitues of the
hotel, One with which they will
however, become familiarized as
time goes on.
Junior  Labor  League
Dance on April
Tonight ts the   big  night  with
Feb." supporters, and the indications are that the Pender hall will
be taxed to capacity to hold thoae
who will be on hand to add their
little quota to keep the "Fed" lighting and defeat the alma of tha petty bourgeois ot these parts that la
trying to strangle the official organ of the workers. The whiat la
due to atari at I p.m. and the dance
will run from 8 till 1 a.m.
Next Friday night the workera
will have.the opportunity, and by
the way thlnga are going they are
taking tt, of playing a really worthwhile April-fool atunt on the master class. Friday night next, April
1 will see the big crowd of Fed supporters on the lob again, giving
their quota and taking their money's worth of enjoyment at the
dance organised by the Junior Labor League, to take place ln the
Cotillion Hall. The whist will start
at the same time as- at tonight's
drive, and the dancing will be from
0 till li. Good whist prizes are of.
fered for both events and the good
time for all that only workera can
provide, but more Important than
theae la the fact that It la all helping to put the "Fed" In the healthy
flnanclal condition that is necessary.
Those wishing to get tickets
either for themselves or to sell for
the fund can get them from members of the J. L. L. and at the
Federatlonist ofllce, Pender Street.
In last week's issue an error was
made ln the phone number of the
secretary of the J. L. L„ this should
have been Fair. 802SL.
It was arranged at laat week's
meeting ot the J. L. _. Economic
Claas that In the event of the demonstration for Comrade Prltchard
being staged on Maroh 27, there
would be no meeting ot that claaa.
Therefore, the claaa will not meet
again until April 3.
mil   Hold   Rally   for
New Members for
The Canadian National Union of
ax-Servlcc Men held a meeting in
the I og. era Hall on Wednesday
night. The flrst part of the meeting was given over to organizing,
and to an address by 1. 8. Woods-
worth, who compared the fourteen
points of President Wilson) and
Kirkpatrick'- book, "War, What
For?" Ho showed the urgent necessity of every man doing hla duty
by Joining an organization that
had tor Its object the elimination
of the profit system.
The meeting was then convened
aa a business meeting; 18 new
members were admitted.
It waa decided that the membera
■hould Join ln the parade on Sunday, which had been arranged by
the Prltchard demonstration committee, under the banner ot the
A committee wee appointed to
tako up urgent eases of ex-service
tnen who had been under the care
of the 8. C. R., but who had been
Informed that they could not secure any further relief.
It waa decided that the num.
ban ahould parade from the returned aoldlera club on Saturday
morning at 9:15, for the purpose
of welcoming W. A, Prltchard back
to Vancouvor.
It was decided to hold a meeting Immediately atter Pritchard's
mass meeting on Sunday, on the
Cambie street grounds, as a rally
for new membera. All ex-aervtce
men are aaked to join the C. N. U.
X. at this meeting, and to solidity
lha movement.
Whero Is the Union Button?
Government Says Union
Prevented an Investigation
A. M. Johnson, deputy attorney-
general, and J. D. MoNlven, deputy minister of labor, Informed the
public accounts oommlttee of the
B. C. legislature last Friday that
the O. B. u. members ln Nelson
and Silverton foiled the provincial
government ln its attempt to Investigate the strike situation In
that district last yeari i Duncan
McCallum, an officer of the department of labor, waa sent to
this dlstriot to investigate, but
these ministers accuse the O. B.
U. of making McCallum drunk,
and of placing watches and Jewelry ln his pockets and having him
charged with stealing them. This
report was published In the dally
press, and T. B. Roberts, of Nelson. Informs the FederationiBt
that McCallum was drunk before
he arrived ln Nelson, where he
met McCallum, who told him that
he had been sent to Investigate.
Roberts informed him the O. B.
U. wanted an investigation, but
McCallum had batter sober up before he atarted on the Job. McCallum left later for New Denver
where he was accused- by three
strike-breakers of the theft of
goods that were found on him
while he was drunk.
Thla strike was the result of a
controversy between the O. B. U.
and the International, the International being active ln placing
men on the Jobs to fill the places
of the O. B. U. men who were re-
slating a wage cut.
Although the O. B. U. Is accused of tolling the government,
lt Is the general opinion around
the Slocan mining district that
McCallum was double-crossed
either by the operators or by In
ternatlonal union sympathizers in
order to get him out of the district and thus prevent an investigation.
Programme for Pritchard Demonstration
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THE committee whieh has charge of the demonstration on the return of W. A. Pritchard to Vancouver has made the following arrangement;;
Saturday, Maroh thd 26th—Pritchard will arrfvp via the C. P. R., at 9:45 a.m. All workers who
are not otherwise engaged, are urged to be at the depot by 9:80 a.m.
Sunday, March the Nth-Workers parade. Parade will leave the Returned Soldiers Club (Hotol
Elysium), Pender Street Wot, at 2 p.m., and march to the City Hafl. where the South Vancouver
workers wffl Join the parade, which will then proceed to the Cambie Street grounds, where speeches
wiBbemade. Speakers: W. A. Pritohard, J. KiVanagh, Tom Richardson and Jack Harrington.
The chair wifl be taken by W.R. Trottor promptly »t 8 p.m.
i Sunday evening—Three meetings, at the following theatres: Empress, Avenue and Columbia.
'; The arrangements at the different theatres a«f as follows:
Empress Theatre—Chairman, A. S. Wells. Speakers in the order named: W. A. Pritchard, J.
Harrington, Mrs. Henderson. x
Avenue Theatre-Chairman, J. G. Smith. Speakers: R. P. Pettipiece, W. A. Pritchard, Tom
; Columbia Theatre—Chairman, Mrs. Corse. Speakers: J. Kavanagh, Dr. Curry, W. A. Pritchard.
Monday, March the 28th—Social at the Pender HaU, corner of Pender and Howe Streets, commencing at 8 p.m. No charge for admission. Ladies are requested to bring cakes or sandwiches,
and gentlemen to bring fruit Collection to defray expenses.
In the event of the weather being unfit for a meeting on the Cambie Street grounds on Sunday
afternoon, a meeting will be held in the Pender H^tlL  "
Government to Decontrol
Mines at End of This
Instructions on How to Keep Posted on Date Your Sub- -
scription Expires
When the, month and year tallies with the date on the address
label on your Federatlonist, your
subscription has expired. Every
paper sent out through the malls
Is addressed by means of a pink
label, which reads like this:
T R Matson        Mar 21
It your name precedes the above
date on the label or any other
month prior to March, lt signifies
that your aubacrlption has expired.
The Mar. or Apr. Is the abbreviation for the mnoth, and the 21 or
22 ls the abbreviation for the year
1921 or 1922. Make a note of this
for your future guidance.
The FederationiBt, realizing that
Its readers haB not always got the
ready cash to renew subscriptions
around the date ot expiration attempts'to keep them on the mailing list tor a short time, until they
have the price. Hence unless wc
hear from our readers upon the
subject within o shotr time, we
take tii .m oft tho mailing list, as
we are not financially able to carry
them more than a month or two,
A one, two or live-dollar bill to
our maintenance fund will be appreciated Just now.
Mine Owners Want to
Make Big Slash in
It la now announced that the
mine-owners have decided that a
fortnight's notice to end contracts
ahall be given as from March 91 to
all the miners ln the British coalfield. That means a lockout on
April 14.
The announcement la definite:
"It haa been decided by the
ownera that aa from Maroh tl
a fortnight'a notice Bhall be given
to terminate contracts of all men
employed ln coalfields in the
British Isles.
"New terms will then have to
be settled, and the mine-owners
declare that, to plaoe the Industry on a aound financial footing
aud bring prices down, wage reductions must be made."
What the owners say to the miners Is: "Unless by April 14 you accept terms of which we approve,
our pits will be closed."   If that Is
not a proposal for a lockout, nothing ls.
Bosses' New Position
The differences between the parties disclosed ut the negotiations
make any settlement In the meantime highly-Improbable.
They now Insist that wages must
be controlled by district conciliation boarde as ln pre-war days, and
they proposed that the''whole negotiations should bo straightway
remitted to the old boards.
The situation could hardly be
more grave.
The government contributed to
the crisis by proposing financial decontrol of the Industry on March
SI. It Is Intended that this shall
have the effect of cancelling the
government's guarantee of war
wage (3b. per shift) and other wartime advances.
But in any caae the ownera
have made lt elear that they are
determined on a big reduction
of wagea ln addition.
More Employed
Tho miners are faced not merely with the conflict of national vs.
district settlements, but with a formidable aaaault on their earnings.
They will have to consider also
the fact that, even lf a settlement
were, by a miracle, reached before
March 81, scores ot thousands of
miners are to be permanently
thrown eut of the Industry.
It la Intended that, In any case,
many of the so-called "poor" collieries are to be cloaed on the plea
that they do not "pay." Old-fashioned methods of production, the
(Continued on Page 8)
Will Take Action on Hollis
and Keohe
The unemployed parade
meeting on the Cambie Straet
grounds laat Sunday waa wed attended. Tho usual programme wa*.
carried out; the council ot worken
reporting on the paat week's activities. .   -a
The question of the sentence,
passed on the returned soldier
named Kehoe by Judge Howay waa'
discussed and the following reaaltt-'
tlon paaaed:
That the accused who waa eea-
need to live yeara and twenty-
four lashes be removed for treat
ment to Essondale."   It was also enormous sums for the use of the
moved^hat the original atand taken ln connection with the Hollis
case be reaffirmed, the original res.
olutton being as follows:
"That this meeting of workera assembled in mass meeting on the
Cambie Street grounda, Sundalj,
February the 18th, instruct tfcfc
council of workera to interview
Mayor aale; and demand that
Magistrate South be removed for
the sentence passed on HOUIa,"
whloh waa three months' hard labor.
8. Earp, T. O'Connor and J. KaVr
anagh addressed the meeting. An
appeal waa made by the chairman
for aupport for the Federation.^,
who alao announced the arrangements made for the demonstration
on Prltohard's return to Vahco-i-
Victoria 0. B. U. Members
and Friends Spend
Good Time
The members ot the Women'a
Auxiliary In Victoria ware desirous of having a ooncert and danoe
to commemorate the Paris Commune on Friday, March 88, but
being unable to seoure a suitable'
hall for that night, they mads arrangements for Saturday night,
and decided to take ln the burlesque at the Crystal theatre, provided by one David Goldstein, of
the Knights of Columbus. That
they had a good time will be realised by the report of the Crystal
theatre happentnga, whloh appeara
ln another column,
Saturday night the women folk*
of Victoria, once agalp demonstra-
ted their ability to take care af
the aocial aide of life, and that
their offorts were appreciated, waa
evidenced by the many congratu.
latlona that the membera of the
oommlttee, who had the arrangements in hand, received at th*
(Continued on page 2) .
Charged High Rato for
Damages and Use
of Trenches
> Altar adulation offered France
by the ruling financial powers In
thta oountry during the past half
doses yeara, the following statement in the February lasue of the
Ooaat Banker, organ of the bank-
era of California, comes like a dash
of oold water on the face:
' 'Trance, which was on its knees
bagging the United Statea to oome
to lta .aid, not only charged the
American soldiers and representatives far more for what they
bought than they did their own
~ ie,  but they also -demanded
[porta at whloh the troopa ware
Manded, for the fruit and other
treea destroyed ln battle, and even
—(nd this ta certainly the limit—
charged for the uae of the trenohea
in which the American aoldiers
stood while defending France
from the. Invader. Everything that
the American used, every Inch of
ground that they ocoupied, whether ln England or France, waa charged tor at the very highest rates
and paid tor at those prices."
Some merchants In town da not
think yonr cms torn is muoh use to
them, or they wonld advertise their
wares In The Federatlonist to seoure yonr trade. Remember thla
when you are about to make a purchase.
■ OF I
Shows Duplicity of Ruling
Class of France in National Crisis
Vancouver City Council
Has No Relief for
the Situation
Six hundred returned men
marched to the city hall on Wed
nesday afternoon to demand that
the city authorities take caro of
tho unemployed ex-sorvlce men
who were being forced out of
rooming houscB because they did
not have the price of a bed.
Early this month the city counoll passed a motion to the effect
that city relief x. single mon
would be stopped on March IK,
with the exception of thoso domiciled ln the ReVurimi* (Pol/Dlemf
Club. This motion was opposed by
Aid. Scrlbbens on the ground that
lt Showed discrimination.
The Returned Soldiers' Club,
however, haa apparently been receiving assistance from Mr, Iro-
land, the relief offices, tfor 125
men who were eating at the club,
but slept outside. These men,
along wtth others, are not ablo to
(Continued on page 2)
Paints Picture of Ruling
Class Ferocity When
Slaves Revolt
Of all the meetings held at the
Empress theatre by the Sooialist
Party of Canada, there is none
more popular, or awaited with
keener interest, than the meeting
at which the story of the "Paris
Commune" is given.
Last Sunday evening a full house
Was comfortably seated beforo 8
o'clock, and a great burst of applause greeted Chairman Mathieson and Comrade J. Harrington,
the speaker of the evening, whon
they came out on the platform.
After the usual introductory remarks by the chairman, Comrade
Harrington opened his address by
A reference to the meeting held in
the palatial Hotel Vancouver the
previous evening, where certain
statements regarding the Paris
Commune had be|n made by the
notorious David Goldstein, leotur-
er for the Knight*, of Columbus.
Reviewing ln detail tho events
which led up to the Franco-Prussian war of 1870, ln which ths
French troops were decidedly In
ferlor both ln equipment and food
supply, and which culminated in
the siege of Paris, the speaker
then dealt with the incidents which
occurred during the early dayB of
the siege, which led up to the
Paris Revolution of Sept. 4, and
the setting up of tho Republic.
ThlB was the provisional government of national defence, composed of Parisian deputies of the
former parliament of Prance, and
which by mandate to the people,
beoame the government. The
Germans were outside the gates,
and the army of France was defeated; part of tt being shut up in
the City ot Metz, and the rest prisoners of war in Germany.
General Trochu took command
of ths troops within Paris, but at
the onset made the statemont,
"that the defence was heroic madness." The siege was a record of
bad management and costly mistakes, although there was a superabundance of practical men, engineers, overseers, etc., who might
easily have been organized into an
efficient force of military officers.
On Sept. 80, a sortie was made,
resulting in thc capture of a position at Champig y. But owing
to the carelessness of thc men in
comamnd, falling to have tents,
ambulances, blankets and food In
readlnoss, the troops, after holding
the position all night after severe
fighting, wore forced to retreat,
leaving 10,000 dead behind them.
The army within the besieged city,
(Continued on page I)
Will Take Part in Demonstration for Pritchard
_ on Sunday
Thft regular meeting of the General Workers Unit of the O. B. U,
was held on Wednesday evening.
The delegates appointed on tbe
Prltchard demonstration oommlttee reported that all arrangements
tor the parade and three meetings
had been made, and that a basket
social would be held on the evening of Monday, March 28. The report of the committee was adopted
and two members eleoted to act on
the sooial committee.
The delegates to the Council of
Workers reported that cases of
workers in distress, and who had
thr bailiffs In for rent, had been
dealt with, and the authorities had
Issued cheques tor the rent. It
was also reported that final deolaion had not yet been arrived at
on the question of the cutting off
of all relief.
The committee which was appointed at the last meeting to go
into the question of a oent ral fund
reported progress, and stated that
no arrangements for holding a
mass meeting would be made until
after the Prltehard demonstration,
and possibly net before the next
meeting of the General Workers.
It was reported that a mass
meeting of all carpenters would be
held in the Dominion Hall on. the
following evening, at which meeting the question of the cut in
wages would be considered. All
carpenters members of the Q. B.
U. were urged to attend thts meeting.
All members were urged to be
at the C. P. R. depot on Saturday
morning, at 9:45 o'clock, to meet
W. A. Prltchard. The delegates
to the demonstration committee
pointed out that while the real demonstration would be held on Sunday, tt was essential that all workers that were able to do eo should
bo on hand when their fellow
worker, who was put ln Jail for his
espousal of the working class
cause, returned to the olty.
Guthrie and Uphill Take
Up Working Class
Drastic amendments to the
Workmen's Compensation .Act,
abolition of "closed towns," and
the establishment of a government
paper mill to curb profiteering in
newsprint manufacture were the
main proposals advanced by Samuel Guthrie, Socialistic member
for Newcastle, lu a vigorous speech
on the budget in the legislature,
Mr, Guthrie read his proposed
changes ln the Workmen's Compensation Act to the house as follows; ,
"1. Increase rate of compensation from fifty-five per cent, to
seventy-five per  cent,  of earnings.
"8. Where disability last ten
days include the first three duys.
"8. Increase, minimum compensation from ?5 to (12.50 per
"6 Pay all widows from inception of thc Act $35 per month and
each child f 7.GO, with-authority to
use Reserve Fund towards Inorease
from $20 to $36 and from. |5 to.
(7.60, balance, If any, to be deducted from Accident Fund.
"6. That the widow be entitled,
in addition to. all other compensation, to the sum of $100 immediately it is shown that she is en-
tilled to an award tinder the Act.
Foster Parents        	
"7, Where the deceased workman leaves no widow, or where
the widow subsequently dies, and
it seems dcHlrnhle to continue the
existing household the workmnn's
sistor or other suitable person may
act as foster mother in keeping
together the household, Buch person to bc entitled to compensation
in the snme manner us If the widow were alive, until the children
reach sixteen.
'"8.    That In tho event of a mother or foster mother desiring to
(Continued on page I)
Banks, Factories and Posl
Offices Ar*
Government Says It Can
Cope With the
Berlin.—A Communist uprising,
spreading rapidly through mid-
Oermany, coit twenty-live UvM
The death lln included:
Seventeen In Hamburg, three il
Freiburg and Ave In Elsleben. Tht
latter town waa the scene of a particularly violent demonstration.
Street lighting broke out there with
the police beleaguered 14 Uuli
barracka. .     .   —
Express De railed
The Franqfort-Berlin eipreH
waa derailed when CommunlaU
tore out a section ot traok.
Twenty thousand workeree at thl
big Leu na works went on strike,
Joining the street crowds anil making the work of tho police mon
Police beat back a great crowt
at Hettsted which stormed a lint
of officers, demanding that Uu
town hall be handed over to them.
Revolutionary banners and flag,
cropped out In the mob.
Armored Lorries
Rioters used armored lorries u
Mansfield. A large crowd fired os
a squad of police early in the afternoon. The officers did not anawei
the shots and the crowds became
Later other mobs formed. Fifty
rushed the post offlce, overpowered
the clerks an.d took all the valuable mall they could find, leavlni
the office ln confusion.
Another band mounted machine
guns on an auto truck which wai
halted at a street intersection con),
manding the approaches to the
State Savinga Bank. The gunners
kept the street clear while tht
vaults were emptied of 200,001
marks. A private bank was robbed
In the same way. Another bank
robbery occurred in Wansleben.
Med Rae in Hamburg
Communist workers seised the
administration' "buildings of the
Blohm A Voss shipyards in Ham-
burg and hoisted the red Bag.
Workers In other shipyards quit
work and are organising mass
demonstrations, the despatch adds.
Heavy property losses are reported from Leipilc, Dresden, Ro-
dewlsch and other points of Central Oermany, where Communists
are attempting to force a general
Working on the public's dissatisfaction with the Allied terms,
radicals are seeking to stir up a
general revolt. They hope the
demonstration would land them la
power. The dynamiting of tha
Victoria Column in Berlin was the
flrst step.
The radical press, led by the
Red Flag here, is urging "action
wilh weapons In hand."
Oovernment officials declared
they were confident they can suppress tho uprising, but admitted
thatjnore property damage and
bloodshed might result, before lt
was quelled.
Brantford, Ont.—Organised labor
Is rallying to the support of union
machinists, who were locked out
by the Dominion Steel Products Ca,
Who Will Laugh Last?
BIG BUSINESS is laughing out of its turn. Wo iivc it on good authority that many mombers of the employing olass of this provinoe think that the Federationist is about to go out of business. Those who laugh last
laugh most, however, and we had to smile when we heard just what some of our employers of thiB great province of unlimited prosperity were thinking.
One member of an International Union in the oity came into the office on Tuesday and planted down one hundred
dollara as hia contribution. Ia there a paper that th'e ruling class could control that a worker would even consider
giving auch a aum tot Thia contribution was made by^ Street Railwayman, who cams his living by piloting a B. C.
Electric Railway atreet car, who knows the paper, knows Ub policy, and he has shown just how much he thinks of it,
and it is at least one hundred dollars high in his estimation.
But one man cannot give sufficient to turn the chuckles of the ruling class into exclamations of disappointment.
Will you give your contribution to give us the taught It is up to you who shall laugh last.
Sung at  Five  Meetings  In Three
Days nt Big Meetings Held in
City of Vancouver
Tho "Red Flan" is getting to
b_ quite pupular around Vancouver these days. It ls sung at
ihe close of the regular propaganda meeting of tho F. L. P. every
Hunday evening, but during the latter end of the weok It was Bung
with enlhuslas 111 at five different
places. It was sung by a big crowd
at the celebration of the "Purls
Commune" held Friday evening In
tho S. P. of C. headquarters. It
was sung thc same evening at a ltl_
meeting In the Pendor Hall after
the address of Dr. N. S. liardlker
on "Labor ln India." It's tuno was
hoard again on Saturday evening
ln Vancouvor'B biggest and swell., t
hotel at tho close of the meeting
held by David Goldstein when he
attempted to flay Bolshevism and
soviet rule. The Labor Sunday
School, held ovory Sunday afternoon In the F. L. P. Hall always
closes Its meeting with the "Red
Flog" and propaganda meeting held
by tho F. _, P. In tho Columbia
Thoatro evory Sunday evening also
closes with the song, hence lt waa
sung twice on Sunday which mnkes
a total of five times ln threo duys
at big meetinga,'
British and American Interests Are Behind
the Scenes
A strong smell of oil pervades
Ihe operatic warfare recently waged on the frontier of Costa Rica
and Panama. In fact that tiny
stretch of Isthmus holds most of
the elements both of Richard Har.
ding Davis romance and of International tragedy. There was a little revolution in Costa Rica In
1817, with which oil had something to do, and the United States
government refused to recognise
thc new government. But British
oil interests had no such qualms,
and secured handsome concessions
from the unrecognized Tinoco government. Last August there was
another revolution, and the new
govornment, which we promptly
recognized, cancelled tho British
concessions as Invalid. Meanwhile American oil Interests were
very busy prospecting along tha
Pannma border. Now, this border
had a bit Ill-defined, even before)
President Roosevelt arranged th*
revolution which made Panama In-
dependent of Colombia. President
Loubet of Frnnco arbitrated regarding tho frontier in 1900, and
allotted tho Coto district on th*
Pacific coast to Costn Rica, ■ Chief
Justice Whito of the United Statea
supremo court In u furthor arbitration fourteen years later, decided
In Costa Rica's favor regarding a
strip 0n tho Atlantic ooaat. Neither
uf these decisions had been executed. Costa Rica's recent InVaalon*
of Panama wero ln exeoutioa 0 .
them.—Nation (Now York.)
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continue a child over the age of
sixteen years at school, the regular
monthly allowance be continued to
the mothor or foster mother for
that child so long as it continues
at school until the age of eighteen
years la reached.
"9.    Where there are other dependents in addition to the widow
provision should be made for compensation to other dependents.
Single Menu' Dependents
"10. In the case of, the death
of a single man without dependents the board to have authority
to charge off against the Class
Fund in which the employer of the
deceased was included the sum of
11.000; to be placed In a fund
known as the "Rehabilitation
Fund," and that the. board may
have authority to endeavor to educate permanently disabled workmen In some work for whloh they
are capable, thereby giving them
the opportunity of a fresh start.
VII, Where a single man ls
killed and leaves a parent or parents who are not dependent, that
there be charged off against the
clasa in which the employer le included .the sum of $1,000; this
amount to be paid over to.either
parent or both upon such terms as
the board directs."
Closed Tow*.
Outhrle urged the government
to wipe out the "disgrace of closed towns In British Columbia,"
,"I have worked ih one of theae
miserable camps and X know what
they are," he said, "The men are
herded in them Uke a buneh of
chattel slaves. In fact, they are
just as badly off as slaves chained
to their work. The minute the men
talk of organization In these closed
towns they are flred. That ls the
position and seemingly the government wishes lt to eontlnue.
There Is no intimation that the
government proposes to wipe out
this disgrace. Everything should
be done to wipe out this disgraceful state of affairs.
"I see ln The Sun newspaper
that It oosts $43.80 to produce a
ton ot paper and yet this newsprint paper Is sold for $180 a ton.
It Is a disgrace. The government
ls going Into the booze business
and it would be a good'deal more
respectable and better lf they went
into  the  paper-making business."
Sam Guthrie concluded with an
appeal that the government do
something to cope with the unem
ployment situation and thus show
that it was as anxious to proteot
the rights of the workers now as
lt was during the last election.
In regard to unemployment,
Guthrie stated that the premier
said when this question was discussed some time ago, the reason
so many were unemployed around
our cities, was their love of bright
lights. I believe It Is entirely untrue. If |t were so, why had we
not such a problem of unemployment on our hands ln the cities
during the war? There was no
difficulty then, and there Is now no
difficulty to get workera to go to
logging camps or in faet tp any
other public work, when they are
given the opportunity. Again, I
would urge upon this govenrment
not to delay action In this matter
any longer.
Old Clothes
I have a letter from the Couneil
of Workera that I desire to bring
to the attention of this House,
telling me of a bundle of
old clothing that was given to the
relief department of Vancouver.
This bundle of clothing was sent to
me so that I might show It to the
honorable members of this House,
and I can tell you that this clothing was so dirty and badly worn out
that I was really ashamed to bring
it and show it to you here tonight.
I merely mention this tn order to
bring to the attention of this
House, the great need of something being done for these people
at onoe.
Appointments and maintenance
of an efficient staff of flrst aid and
mine rescue men at all mining
centres throughout the Province
was urged by Thomas Uphill, Labor, Fernie, In his contribution to
the budget debate ln the Legislature Monday night,
'To accomplish this we must
bear in mind that efficiency in mine
rescue work and the use of apparatus Is only possible where some
fair recompense Is given to those
who undertake the work of rescue." Mr. Uphill told the House.
'This recompense must not only
be for the labor and time involved
but must Include provision for safe
guarding those who may bo left
behind ln the event that fatalities
occur and must cover the risk of
and loss of working time as the result of such possible accident while
so engaged.
Should Be Insured for $5000
"Every person while on mine
rescue work, either training or actual work should be insured by the
govornment for $6000," he said.
"In the event of a person being Injured while on such work, he
should be paid his ordinary rate of
wages for the time actually lost by
such accident and should death occur his dependents should receive
theamount that Buch persons are
insured for, in addition to the provisions of the Workmen's Compensation Aet. %
Mr. Uphill reiterated his plea
that mine check welghmen should
be appointed by the miners without Interference by tho mine owners. As Ottawa, he was informed,
had supervision of suoh matters,
he urged the House to ask the
Federal governmont to put the appointment of these officials under
the control of the men. _.
Wants Better Labor Lawn
The statement that British Columbia was the banner Province ln
Labor legislation, Mr. Uphill deolared, was Incorrect. This Province, b*) believod, could "learn a
good deal about labor legislation
from Manitoba and Ontario and he
regretted that amendments to the
presont legislation to bring tt more
ln line with the eastern provinces
had not been introduced at the
present session. The present
Workmen's Compensation Act, he
said, was inadequate. He believed that 76 por cont. of his regular
wages was not too much to pay a
man when he woe rocovcrlng from
injuries, whereas 55 por cent, wns
all that was paid at present,
"With all reapect to the womon
who . had   Just   lost   her   husband
overseas, we feel that widow :**f]
industrial workers should be paid
on the same basis as the Canada
Pension Act," he went on. "We
should have a real Mothers' Pension Act, and not a skeleton. $L
mother at the age of 50 shMUd be
as much entitled to a penaic*, e*-*-
if she has no children under 1|B, as
a younger mother say of 2S.'£
Urges Higher Wagea
Mr. Uphill pointed out that Hying costs had dropped only about
12 cents a day, while cuts of fl
to $1.50 had been made in wages}
"That Is wrong," he said, "and if
we want a good province we' should
encourage a standard of wagea ttutf
will enable a person to bring hie
family uptlhder some kind of living conditions. The government
should be a modol employer, but
when it reduces wages it gives private corporations an excuse for do-
Ing likewise. I don't feel proud to
belong to a government that will
otter to pay a man 27ft centa an
hour with board at $1.26 a day.
Send for Chinese
"They are paying for government
road work $3.50 a day. No one
can say that is a living wage.. K
we want to Introduce conditions
like that, we should not send-opt
advertising to the Old Country telling of our wonderful resources and
opportunities. To be fair tp ourselves, we should send out to the
Old Country and say we don't wont
white citizens here and should, send
to China and get a eouple million
Chinks who are better adapted to
these kind of conditions."
(Continued from page 1)
pay their room rent, hence the
The finance committee of the
city council took the stand, however that Mr. Ireland had. exceeded his instructions by giving
relief for these men after the date
set for the discontinuance.
The two days.relief work a, week
provided by the olty doei not give
the mon sufflclent money with
which to pay for both b|d ind
food and the men stated thai they
were being turned out of the _TaP
rooming, houses and were' havh\g
their olothes and baggage confts.-
cated in payment for lodgings.
Aid. Hoslfcins wanted to knew
how many or these men had enlisted from Vancouver and he was
informed by an official of the
club that it was about 85 per cent
One of the unemployed said that
they did not go oversea* to flght
for Vancouver and that he had
spent $500 in the olty since' coming to the city. Aid. Hosfclnr said1
that he was not concerned'with'
how much money had been spent
in the city, he had spent lots ot
money foolishly himself. Infer*-
ring that the men had spent'their
money foolishly.
The council took up considerable*
time discussing the mistakes^ that
had been made by Mr. Irelarid and
were eventually brought up short
by one of the delegates of the unemployed demanding that9 the
council get down to business a»4
do aomethlng on the situation." It
the council did not take actien.he
said, -some of the men would be
forced to steal, others mlghfcom-;
mlt suicide, and others may be
forced to take other drastic mea*
sures. ■      .*-■■ '
The council succeeded ln shelving the matter by appointing a
committee to investigate, and asking the club to take care of; the
situation for a oouple of daya by
providing beds for those without
the price.
The chief of police and license
inspector Informed the men that
they would get the rooming-house
keepers to surrender the. clothes
and baggage and to report such actions to the police should' they occur again.
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Editor B. C. Federatlonist: Communists are Interested tn the articles that are appearing in your paper. As a communist, the writer
cannot think Comrade Lentn wrote
them; if so he could not understand
the principle of communism at the
time. We' object to any affiliation
with traitorous labor party. We
agree with Comrade Gallacher's
opinion of this struggle, that we
want a communist party working
along clear, well-defined, scientific
lines, lf we cannot get comrades
as one, for this cause, then we say
wtth a loud voice: "For Ood's sake
keep out." As to learn, well as far
as it la gone from Lloyd Oeorge
taotlcs, It would be a failure. That
Lloyd Oeorge sought to prove that
a close coalition was necessary with
the Conservative party (in other
words), should combine to crush
their common foe, labor. Lloyd
Oeorge, and Chamberlain, they Indulge In mud-stinging in the House
of Commons or from the political
platform but in private Ufe they
are on good terms, their Interest are
one, and when attacked, they light
as one. To ask us to support the
Hendersons, Clynes, Snowdens, eto,
(I.L.P.) that they should overthrow the government In our opinion, would not be wist. They may
be fighting the Lloyd George government, but their interest are exactly,the same, I.e., to crush labor.
Would you aak us to support Robertson, Moore,1 Oompers and those
well-known Judas' of the vilest type
so-called labor leaders, who are
supposed to represent labor, to support that class on our backs to
flghtT we abaolutely aay we wilt
not, neither shall we compromise
With the enemy, but go straight on,
turning neither to the right or left,
to fight onee, and onoe only. Cowards may flinch as much aa they
like, but the communists (that le lf
they are, and believe in the principals of communism) all things In
common for the human raee. To do
away with racial hatred, war, etc.,
to help to bring truth and peace tn
the world, this ts what communism
stands for. They who put thetr
hand to the plough must not turn
back, for they will'be like the sow,
who waa washed, and returned to
Its wallow in the mire, the dog
again to its vomit. "Let them beware," that their last state be worse
than their first.
South Vancouver, B. C.
Discrimination at Employment
. Editor B. C Federatlonist: On
the 15 th Maroh, the writer applied
;for a job that was marked up on
.ths boards of the employment office at 714 Richards street, Vancouver, at the same time two other
applicants for this job were present. No details could be given
ithen aa to the probable duration
of the job, which was In Victoria,
('in the Hudson's Bay store. The
.writer has been registered at the
employment ofllce for a number of
,months back, but it was apparent
ithat no effort waa being made to
,glve one who waa registered, as being out of work, and on the city
.relief work, any consideration on
account of him being thought to
belong to ihe O. B. U. In the
meantime, the writer applied for
the Job direot to the firm, stating
his qualifications, and Bo far no
answer haa been received,, I have
also made complaint to J. H. McVety, trying to flnd out lf I have
been discriminated against, and I
have been told by him that I was
not, but j(t seems strange that the
secretary of the O. B. U. Bhould be
called up and asked if I was n
member, or was around the hall
A union man was wanted. Well.
my travelling card ls deposited
with the Wood, Wire and Meta'
Lathers International. Union li
Vancouver. I am still.a member
My union No. Is 10836. I would
like to atate here that when I enlisted, I was not asked if I belonged to the A. F. of L. or the O. B.
U., or any other organization. I
was examined and found physically flt I was discharged at Vancouver on account of wounds incurred while on active service before the war was over. My battalion was the 102nd, and my regimental No. is 704151. I am also
a member of the Grand Army of
United Veterans. I cannot help
but claim, seeing that I was registered as a union man, that the
government employment offlce has
been misused in an underhand
way. Why was I not notified, and
taken off the city relief, when thr
job haa been on the boards for
about ft week now, from March
16 to March 21. On the 22nd I
will be In Stanley Park with thc
rest of the returned soldiers on
the pick and shovel. Tours,
Lenin Maps Out Plan to
Relieve Agricultural
Moscow—"Our Internal difficulties are connected with problems
of demobilization, provisioning and
fuel," said Nicolai Lenin, ln an address to the Communist Party recently. "We have committed blunders ln distributing food supplies;
that must be admitted. The fuel
difficulties arose chiefly from the
fact that we started the reconstruction of industry too soon, causing
excessive decrees to be Issued. We
overrated the speed of progress.
"Agriculture Is passing-through
a crisis, not only because of the
heritage left over from the old imperialist regime, but because the
apparatus of the new government
can be evolved only gradually, despite all our efforts.
"The moat important politieal
question ts the relations existing
between the Russian working class
and the predominating peasant
"The International situation defines Itself by the extremely slow
development of our world revolutionary movement The peasants
think they are getting too little
from their industry to justify the
sacrifices demanded of them by the
"It Is Intended that a decree
shall be Introduced to foster prosperity among tbe peasantry, by
whtch the peasants shall be given
freedom of action to proteot their
proprietary interests. A tax will
be imposed, but lt will absorb o.nly
part of the peasants' harvest.
"The peasants shall be permitted ; to sell their surplus through
looal trading. Thus the agricultural crisis will be relieved and relatione' between the laborera and
peasants will be improved,'*
FRIDAT. ,t,u Marcn in, lltf
i       ■
Here's a Last-Minute Call
for that New Easter Outfit
THE Famoua le the atyle centre (or ladiea this Spring.   N*>
where else haa bean shown euch distinctive fashions—suoh
wonderful style creations.
. Our buslnesi this Spring has been greater than ever, yet our
atock ls so enormous that we are still able to meet all general
demands—to suit any lady to perfect satisfaction.
Big Line of Saturday Specials in
Suits, Dresses and Wraps
Among these lines'are models and styles that have been the
most popular sellers of the season—offered ln a fairly full range
of colors and sizes.
OaU on Saturday—See thoso Wonderful B».gafnf
Copenhagen—Reports from Mot-
cow telling of the establishing of
a wireless press telephone service
between the Russian capital and
the city of Tohelyabinsk, point out
that Engineer Bontsh-Bruyevltch
haa beaten the world records by
making wireless telephony practical.up to a distance of 450 kilometers (about SOO miles). Through
a Bystem of relays, the Moscow
wireless phone station is exchanging messages with Omsk, Tashkent,
Irkutsh and Chita.
Chief Who Shot Head of
Detective Agency Is
Williamson, W. Va.—Sid Kat-
fleld, chief of police of Mateawan,
and 15 other defendeants, who
were charged with murder as the
outgrowth of a gun battle at Mateawan between city police and gunmen employed by the.coal companies, were found not guilty by the
jury, after 41 hours.
The men were charged with the
murder of Albert Felts, one of the'
heada of the Baldwin-Felts Detective agency, whose gunmen were
employed by the coal miners' employers as strike-breakers and
thug*. ,'" '
The battle In whieh Felts was
killed occurred at the Mateawan
railroad station, when Mayor West-
erman and Chief of Police Hatfield
protested to the gunmen under the
leadership 0f Felts against the letter's action In Illegally evicting
striking ooal miners from company
When thero ls a flght on the man
who gots ln and digs is the one that
we like. Get -in now and dig, by
patronizing The Federatlonist advertisers.
Detroit, Mich.—Members of Electrical Workers Union No. 68 will
continue to receive pay until July
1 at the rate of $ 10 for eight hours,
according to the decisions of an arbitration board.
While May Dny lias been sot as
the closing date for the raising of
$5,000 for the Federatlonist, it
should be understood tliat we need
lt NOW.
The returned Soldiers' Club of
Vancouver Is begging for old clothes
for veterans. This is re-establishment.
houses. During the argument that
ensued, lt was alleged, Felts shot
and killed Mayor Westerman shoo-t
ing from a coat pocket. Almost
simultaneously with the report of
Felts' gun, Hatfield,' a noted former feudist, whipped out two guns
and started shooting. Felts was
the flrst to fall In the ranks of .the
Hatfield and several regular and
special policemen he had deputized
were charged teohniacally w ith
Felts' murder. The trial has lasted for several weeks, and attracted
nation-wide interest.
Toronto, Ont.—Preparations are
being made to flght the general
tendency to cut wages. Herbert
Lewis, business agent of the Toronto dlstriot council of the Induetrial
Association of Machinists, announces.
makos your homo a
a pleasure and a pride.
QUALITY ls ln every
piece. Everything strictly
modern and up-to-date.
Made to wear. We are
great on the useful necessaries and, greatest of all
Furniture Co.
416 Main Street
(Continued from page 1)
close of the entertainment
Tho first part of the evening was
taken up by a concert, and while
' there, was some disappointment
through Sam Guthrie not being
'present to deliver an address on
the Paris Commune, the breach
was admirably filled by J, Stevenson, who gave a brief but very
clear description of the capitalistic
press activities both during the
Commune and after. He also described the vindictive slaughter of
the Communards, whloh included
men, women and children,
■Songs were sung by Miss Moulton, Mr, Grey, Mrs. Hopkins, Mtss
Heints, Mr. Smith, Mr. Stanhope,
and also a very good recitation by
•'Mr. Johnson. They also had a flne
'selection by a small orchestra, the
members of which were: Mr. Cor-
kle, David, Harry and Herbert
Funthorpe, who also provided the
music for the dance with the assistance of Mr. Hole, drummer.
The International was sung, also
the Red Flag.
Tho whist drive was most successfully carried out by Comrade
T. -Smith.
The refreshments were very
ably provided and served by tht
Wy membera, Mrs. Litchfield,
Mrs. Relnis, Mrs. Bergman, Mrs.
Johnson, Mrs. Brewls and others.
A most enjoyable evening was
brought to a close by singing the
Red Flag.
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Lumber Camp and Agricultural Workers' Department of the One Big Union
Labor's Parliamentary Shop
Stewards on the Job
film dries
COMRADES Guthrie, Neelanda,
Uphill, are on the job at Victoria, and despite being short-
handed, they are, nevertheless, able
to make the representatives of the
business and financial interests uncomfortably aware of their pres*
Naturally, the public press fails
entirely to chronicle the activities
of these undesirables, for were they
to do otherwise the fact would be
made public that the employers
open and deliberately Ignore the
provisions of such labor and health
legislation which has already been
enacted Into the statutes of the
Show-time fire works, to please
the crowd, suoh as when "Billy" or
"Honest John" profess to express
their personal opinion of each
ether's lack of the "higher moral
qualities" is worthy of headline
display, but no notice Is taken when
lam Guthrie, on Match IS, asks:
"Is the minister aware of the alle-
Eitions contained in the British
olumbla Federationist ot March
I, 1021, In regard to sanitary condition in the lumber camps along
Ihe North Thompson River, ln
Kamloops Electoral District?"
"If so, will the minister cause an
Investigation to be made?"  ■ .
"If so, when?"
"If unsanitary conditions are
found on investigation, will the
minister direct the prosecution of
the offending partleB?"
The Minister of Health replied:
"That he waa aware of tbe allegations. An Inspection had been
.made, and the company ordered to
carry out the Instructions. A further Inspection was ordered to see
that the Instructions had been
Harry Neelands also was on the
job and asked: "Has there been
complaint of unsanitary conditions
at the Fort Garry Lumber Company's camps at Mlworth, In the
Prince George Electoral District?"
"If so when?"
"Was it complained that the
provincial police, when requested
to enforce the provisions of the
Health Act there, had failed to do
"What has the government done
tn regard to these complaints, and
what ls the report made to it by
Hs officers as to 'the health conditions of these camps and generally
as to the complaints made?"
The minister admitted receipt of
•omplalnt made by the secretary
,f the Lumber Workers' Union. An
Inspection had been ordered. The
samps were overcrowded.
Tom Uphill came along with the
enquiry: "Is the minister aware of
the allegations contained ln the
British Columbia Federationist of
February 26 with regard to the
sanitary conditions of one Simon
taylor's camp at Rampart?"
"If so, will the minister cause Investigation to be made?"
"If unsanitary conditions are
found on investigation, will the
minister direct prosecution of the
offending parties?"
The minister replied: "No complaint made at any time referring
to camp as belonging to Simon
Taylor. Complaint was made of
lamp at Rampart belonging to
Bast Kootenay Lumber Company,
under date of January 6, 1920. Inspection was made and department
Informed that camp was temporary
and would be closed down within
six weeks.
"All complaints made to Department of Health are immediately
"Department flnds that camp
managers are anxious to   comply
(Inanclal Statement from
Jan. 1,
.-1121, to Feb. 28, mi
.  630.00
Sundry offlce supplies	
\ 281.00
Sale of def. fund stamps...
Sale ofdup. 0. B. U. folders
Soviet med. relief fund	
10.  Guertln,  donated  into
Del.  remit 11421.41
less com $19.00
Lecc exp    8.82
 f    22.32
Bal. on hand Dec. 81,1980
. 448.24
Receipts  $2656.08
Expenditures  2549.24
Bal, on hand Feb. 28       6.79
Outstanding Accounts
Soviet medical relief fund....$   1.00
J. Jarvl (loan re con. exp.) 100.00
Mattinen fund     96.05
A. Frete, hall rent( re con.) 95.05
A. Ston., re organisation.... 11.83
Felix Lahtl, re con. exp......   78.60
Evert Makl, re con. exp    16.00
O, B, U. Bulletin    48.00
Del. credits Feb. 28, 1921....$10S.80
Bal. on hand Feb. 28, 1921     6.79
Total   $503.47
Owing by delegates to dlst.
offlce Feb. 98, 1931 $888.80
Balance debit  114,67
The above report Is a statement
of the  financial  standing during
tile time the former aeoretary, B,
Buertin was ln offloe.
with regulations and carry out instructions of Inspectors. When
necessary offenders are prosecuted."
When necessary camp offenders
are prosecuted! Judging by the
government's records along these
lines there Isn't many sueh animals as "when necessary," or if
there are, they are not to be found
among the specimens in the museum of zoology of the Honorable
Ministers of Health, Labor, or At-'
Last year the men employed by
the Dollar Company at Union Bay
went on strike to get the rotten Insanitary camp conditions remedied.
After the strike was called the
health department condemned the
camp and started legal proceedings. The company hired G: McGeer, who waa then a member of
Parliament, to defend them. The
result was very satisfactory—to the
It's a deliberate Ue to say that
"the camp managers are anxious
to comply with the regulations."
They may be "with the Instructions of the Inspectors." But, do
the Inspector's Instructions call for
the enforcement of the provisions
of the Health Act and do the camp
managers carry out the Instructions?
Not two per cent, of the camps
ln this province comply with the
Health Act Hundreds of camps
openly violate the laws in every
respect innumerable camps havo
never been visited by the health inspectors and scores of men are
blacklisted by employers, foremen
and labor agencies for no other
reaaon than that they have been
active In endeavoring'to get the
laws enforced.
Only two things will remedy this
state of affairs: First a strong organisation of all workers in the industry able to enforce the demands
on tbe job. Next, a strong representation of "shop stewards" elected to function "on the job" in the
legislature and In the administration of the Departments of Health
and Labor, operating those in the
interests of the workers, andn not
as at present, ln the interests of
the exploiters of labor.
The possibility of protecting their
own interests is ln the hands ot
the workers. When will they attain a sufficient degree of education and organization to do the
District members     66.00
Delegates' remit $368.00
Less commission ......     8.00
Bal. on hand Jan. 81    94.53
Total  $666.88
Wages $160.00
Rent, heat and light    12.66
Office supplies .-    14.75
Organiaztion       77.16
Sundries       8.60
Remitted te headquarters....8288.10
Plus cheques protested for
n.s.f.     35.84
Balance on hand, Feb. 28....   73.79
Total  $665.88
Statement for Period March 1 to 11
Dues  .$ 64.00
District members ..................
Delegatea* remit .- $80.75
Leas commission     5.20
Refund protested cheques....
Balance on hand, Feb. 28....
Rent, heat and light'  $ 84.00
Offlce supplies, mimeograph   40.00
Organiation  .%. 80.00
Sundries ™ ............................     S.00
Bal. on hand March 11.... 189.68
Camp Reports
Minutes ot Meeting, Held at District Office, March It, 1B21
Meeting called to order at 2 p.m.
Fellow Worker Rolling In the
chair. Minutes of previous meeting were read and approved. Under correspondence, several eamp
reporte were read, and ordered
flled. These are given under camp
reports. A nomination for member to the district board was received by the district ofllce from
McRea'a camp, Topley, after the
date to receive nominations had
expired. If thla error Is found to
be due to faulty mall service, the
secretary stands Instructed to issue
a ballot If nominees Insist.
A communication from General
Secretary-Treasurer Winch waa
read, which inquired what amount
of the debt as shown on the latest
flnanclal statement Issued by the
central offlce (I.e., $1,932.04) this
district would undertake to pay,
and If $.1,500 was struck off, would
It be satisfactory to carry forward
the balance. Whatever arrangement the district made was said to
be satisfactory to the executive.
The secretary's reply to this communication was given to the meeting, which stated that under the
circumstances It was difficult for
the district to commit itself to any
specific obligation, and could only
assume the payment of such sums
as lay within Its flnanclal ability,
from time to time. With the added
assurance that the district could be
depended upon to contribute Us
share to the maintenance of the
central offlce. The meeting endorsed the action of the district
office, and board ln this connection.
Re the election of member to
represent the P. G. & Edmonton
district jointly, on the C. E. B. it
was moved and seconded, tbat unless the district office Is advised of
either nominees declination by flrst
mall, the ballot be Issued at once.
Secretary's report and flnanclal
statement, for period Feb. 1 to
March 12:
Owing to the fact that a weekly
bulletin ls Issued from this office
In which all matters that are of
Importance to the district are covered, I have not much to report to
this meeting. Although several
camps have closed since our lost
meeting, the district is ln a comparatively healthy condition both
in finances and enthusiasm, The
district has responded to the call
for* financing an official organ for
the lumber workers, by buying
more stamps than has Its proportion of members ln any district of
the organization. The district
offlce having practically gotten out
of touch with the east end of the
district, lt was considered advisable that Organiser Hansen visit
all camps from p. G. to the Alberta boundary, and attempt to reorganize thla region, and have the
live membership elect camp delegates. I would call the attention
of the meeting to the fact that arrangements must be made to have
this district ascertain by referendum or otherwise, what the membership Is prepared to do towards
taking concerted action with all
other short-log districts for the
elimination of top bunks, and the
discarding of blankets through the
Industry. If the meeting deems advisable we will aek for a referendum on those questions ln the
near future.
Financial Statement for February
Dues    $ 67.00
Total  $287.08
Moved and seconded that secretary's report be accepted, and
placed on file.   (Carried.)
Moved and seconded that chair
appoint an auditing committee of
three,    (Carried.)
Fellow Workere Flnberg, Palmgren and Galbraith appointed.
Moved and eeconded that we adjourn till 7 p.m.
Meeting called tb order at 7:30
p.m. The, auditing committee
brought in;the following report:
We the tjnderslgned committee
have examined the books of the
Prince George district for the
month of February, and have found
them correct, each receipt accounted for, and each expenditure authorized. (Signed) A. Flnberg, Alf.
Palmgren and G. Galbraith.
Moved and seconded that committees' report be accepted and
filed.    (Carrle.d.)
Under the heading of "New Business" Fellow Worker Hansen reported the conditions he found In
the campa he visited along the
G. T. P. east. There are only
three or four small outfits operating between P. G. and McBride. At
Shelly he found ubout 16 slaves
huddled ln a shack approximately
20x24, which served as a kitchen
and dining room as well. With the
exception of two or three workers,
it le needless to add this camp Is
composed of the moat abject of
slaves. This ls a dinky sawmill
camp. The Bashtfw Lumber Company, Dewey, have a few men
hauling logs. Wages 40 and 45
cents per hour. The mill will not
work for some time. The reports
from the mill camp at Longworth
are that a double shift will be put
on at this camp shortly. Many of
the workers In those camps are
totally Ignorant of what has been
taking place in the organization
recently, and in some cases are
still nursing their grudge to the
organization, because it did not
emancipate them In the strikes
pulled In this district ln 19 and 20.
The situation In those camps wae
freely discussed by the meeting,
and the conclusion arrived at that
those kind of camps must be furnished with "good men." The
travelling organizer cannot accomplish anything unless there Is a
nucleus of workers on the Job who
will take up the work where he
leaves off. Information being to
hand that there were two or three
camps between McBride and the
Alberta line In which some organizing could be done, it was
moved and seconded that Organizer
Hansen proceed to those camps,
and further, he take up the matter
of taking In the Otto Bros.' camp
In the vicinity of Jasper, with the
Edmonton district secretary, and If
arranged, that he proceed to this
point.    (Carried.)
Under the heading of "Good and
Welfare" a very animated discussion took place re the true principles of industrial unionism, and
the better method of organizing
and unifying related Industries.
After the subject was spoken to by
practically all fellow workers
present, lt was moved and seconded
that this matter lay over as unfinished business until next meeting.
Moved and seconded, as an amendment, that at our next meeting a
policy be evolve.d that will effect
the true principle of industrial
unionism, in bo far as this district
is concerned. Motion, as amended,
carried. Meeting adjourned at
10:30 p.m.
Camp Reports
Jennings Camp No. 1, Engen
Everything seems to be running
pretty smooth here, considering the
present state of affairs, but wo
have to be ever ready to take the
offensive because aa soon as the
boas sees the chance to stretch the
hours or discriminate against
union men he Is going to do so. We
are 100 per cent, organized; all
pieceworkers adhering strictly to
the eight-hour day, fixing tools and
walking to and from work within
the eight hours. Starting March 1
the boss gave the cook orders to
get breakfast one hour earlier, so
the teams could do most of tho
hauling In the morning, when the
roads are frozen, Alt day men and
loaders in the bush are working
nine hours, with time and a half
for overtime. The grub ls fair, but
we are still using cracked enamel
dishes, and until we do away with
them entirely we will keep grinding
pieces of enamel between our teeth
at meal times. The bunkhouses
are kept as clean as possible, considering that the slaves are packed
In two tiers of double bunks, with
a kicking pole In the double bunks.
The timber Is bum, and the tie-
makers have to out roads for the
teams. The way the sleighing is
going at present, we expect to
finish up this month.   We would
like to see the district organized as
near 100 per cent, ae possible this
■Pring, so that we eould carry on
the offensive for such concessions
as we are able to get from time to
(Signed)    R.B.W. 100.
Business meeting,of L. W. I. U.
members called to order by Delegate Mclntyre, Feb. 28, 1921, at 6
p.m., with Fellow Worker Bolton
ln the chair, and F. W. Watson,
recording secretary.
Correspondence read and flled,
Recommendation that Delegate
Mclntyre explain proposed amendments to the constitution, as set
forth ln the present general referendum. Recommendation acted
Moved and seconded: That we
adjourn until tomorrow night.
Meeting again called to order at
7 p.m., Feb. 24, by Chairman Bolton.
Moved and seconded: That we go
on record as favoring the action
of the C. E. B. In issuing organisation stamps at this time, as we realise that a 25-cent per capita ls
hardly sufflclent for carrying on
the business of the general head*
quarters.   Carried.
Moved ahd seconded: That a list
be made of the amount desired of
■tamps -by each member in camp.
List of stamps required amounted to $13.50 organization, and
$14.60 literature stamps.
Moved and seconded: That we
send a list of what literature we
desire at this camp to dlstriot
headquarters.   Carried.
List as adopted: Soviet Russia,
•1; The Toller, 1; Forum, 1; B. C.
Federatlonist, 2.
" Moved and seconded: That we
nominate a member to the district
board.   Carried.
Nominations: F. E. Kylllng, declined; F. W. Mclntyre, declined;
F. W. Bolton.
Moved and seconded: That Fellow Worker Bolton be nominated
by acclamation.   Carried.
Meeting adjourned at 8:15 p.m.
L. BOLTON, Chairman.
-C. WATSON, Rec. Sec.
The tie industry of Engen (If
Such it can be called) le practically closed down for the season;
some of the small "Jippos" havo
run out of timber, while the rapid
melting of the snow roads will automatically close the others. Jennings ts operating camp 1 full
blast, with about 60 men. Sweeney,
according to reports, has about 20.
men. Wleso has finished cutting,;
and Kennedy has tied her up.,
There are two other small outfits,
from which I have no reports. Ac-j
cording to all reports, there will be
a regular "moving day" for tie-
hacks ln this locality within a few
days, and, what a procedure this
Is, to roll up and carry your home
on your back, besides your own
tools of tie-production. The tie
proletariat discovers to his sorrow,
that he is not propertyiess on moving day. Unlike his brother in
other branches ot the Industry, he
Insists on relieving the boss of all
responsibility of furnishing those
most indispensable Items in the
manufacture of ties. How long, oh,
fellow worker of the "big ape," is
this to continue? Remember the
issue rests with us alone. Are we
going to remain an accessory to
this abnormal custom, or will we
stand up on our hind legs, and allow the boss to supply those tools
to work with, as well as spring
beds and blankets to rest your
weary bones on? Also bear in
mind the fact that you, ln some
cases, have to watt weeks for an
Inspection before you receive a
scrap of paper, which no one
wants, when you try to convert it
into the equivalent of "pork-
chops." Consider the supposition
that you be paid in "coin of tho
realm," and let us make lt a reality. As the flrst move in this
direction, I would advocate breaking off trade relations with the
bootlegger. Don't allow yourself
to become excited when you hit
town. If you do not consider yourself an object of admiration when
you are sober, don't make yourself
an object of disgust by getting
Yours for industrial Improvement.
Delegate No. 3963.
Send In your camp reports, fellow workers. The purpose of establishing this bulletin, was that lt
should serve as the bond of unity
between tho workers, so that when
you have to take Issuo with your
common enemy, you will be trained to act unanimously. If this
bulletin reaches a camp in which
there Is no delegate, have one
elected immeidatcly. If you find
yourself along, fellow worker,
among "William Shears family,"
better known as the "scissors-bill,"
don't get dismayed, and sny you
cannot do anything alone. Instead,
grab a sheet of paper, and let
Drawer 20, Prince George, know
the situation in your amp, and you
will have the asststane of your
other fellow workers of the district, who are alive to their slave
position In society.
Secretary P. G.  District.
when this wtll have to stop as lt
Is beyond the ability of any but a
financial wizard to spend money
that does not come in—and the
writer has never taken a course in
it Hallett ft Mitchell's is a short-
log camp working for the Whalen
outfit at Swanson Bay. Board, first
class with good new bunkhouse,
clean and well ventilated. Blankets are not provided. Wage scale
—Fallers, $6.60 and $6.00; buckers,
$6.00; swampers, $6.60; skidroad
men, $6.50; hooktenders, $8.00;
teamsters, $6.60; foremen and cook,
$110.00 per month. Bullcook, $90.
Board, $1.60. Information has been
supplied of other camps in the same
locality and delegate appointed to
look after them,
' All these camps are owned by
the Whalen Co. This company Is
vociferous ln asserting that it Is not
cutting wages, but gets after the
contractors to do the cutting, refusing supplies lf they do not
' According io press reports the
sawmills at Swanson Bay and Port
Al'ce are to open April 1.
On March 2 about 30 men posa-
ed through Prince Rupert for tho
camp at Sedgwick Bay to work on
the skidroad. More are expected
by the next boat, and logging wll]
soon start, There were also a few
men for Camp 2, Cumshewa, and
Thurston Harbor.
Buckley Bay camps, according to
reportB, have been taken over by
the Whalen Co. Preparations were
being made recently to start up, but
for some reason postponed, and orders for provisions cancelled.
A small camp of about 10 men
has started on Porcher Island, netting out piling. Haywire outfit, using plledrlver engine for logging.
Delegate on the Job. About 350,000
feet to be got out.
Hallett A Mitchell's camp, D'ug-
hs Channel, has remitted dues.
This ls the first remittance from
any camp that the offlce has recoived for five weeks. All camps
operating of which this offico Is
aware have been regularly supplied
with literature In spite of the fact
that they are producing no revenue.
Tho stage has now been reached
By the same reports about 4,000
or 6,000 loggers will be oh the Job
by April 1. At Hardwick Island and
vicinity six of the largest camps
will be opening up, and twelve
others sre also reported as starting
on that date. Among those mentioned are the Capilano Co., Shoal
Baj. Kingcome Inlet, Beal ft Johnson, O'Connor and Bendlxon, Mc-
elier Log Co., Wilson & Brady, Topaz Is.
Poles and. piles are reported in
Strong demand.
From the Edmonton district bulletin we learn that Arthur Event,
late secretary of Mining Dr.pt. No.
t, of (he O. B. U„ has taken out
credentials from the L. W. I. IT, and
Is busy organizing an Industrial union of aU workers In the coal mining .industry. They will, until
strong enough to stand as an industrial unit, remain afflliated with
the L. W. I. U.
Mining Dept No. 1, which vas
the successor of the A. F. of L.
District 18, has practically gone out
of existence, only about 20) -ir 300
members, according to last report,
Since the °* B- u* convention at
Port Arthur. With the start made
to get back on an industrial basis,
which, Is the only form suitable to
protect their Interests, rapid progress, may be expected In organization. It Is to be expected that all
camp workers In the Dominion will
fellow suit. When that has attained an appreciable measure of success it will be in order to approach
the membership of the O. E. V. with
the idea of getting, together again,
and ■ lf we are successful no more
splits are likely to be forced upon
tho organization by the action of
officials with pet schemes of their
own as to how the workers sh-.uld
organize. They will have shown ln
a most effective manner that tney
know their own business best. If
the O. B. U. is to Include both camp
and town workers and maintain
unity it must have a constitution
flexible enough to enable all to work
out the details of their own organization as they see flt—always subject to the welfare of the O. B. U.
as a whole. Once the principle is
recognized there should be no difficulty ln reaching that objective.
In the meantime, the most effective work we can do with that
end in view is to perfect our own
industrial organization. It will accomplish nothing laying down and
weeping over the split that has occurred or engage In endless wordy
disputes as to who whas responsible. Let the past alone and turn
our attention to the present and
future. It ls fortunate that the split
occurred when it did. If it had
happened two or three years later
the damage would havo been enormously greater and correspondingly
harder to repair.
Port Clements
An attempt was made to cut
wanes to the association scale in
this camp since last report Two
chokermen who had been led to believe that they were to get $6.00
were offered $5.60, but were paid
off at $6.00. Wages on the boom
were to be reduced to $6.60, but
when tt was seen that the whole
crew were ready to quit the notice
was withdrawn. The fare of $30.00
for men who had just come up was
paid. The camp will close soon, as
paid. The camp will close as soon
as the rafts are completed.
Delegates on the Inlands who
have not already done so, should
send the referendum ballots to Vancouver by the first mail in order
that they may be in Vancouver in
, No receipts have been turned in
to this ofllce as yot for organization
literature stamps.
Funds  are  urgently  needed  for
tho district.   Delegates are, accordingly, requested to collect dues and
remit by next mall.
District Secretary..
Information concerning the
whereabouts of Angus McDonald,
wat injured in fall of 1920. Went
to Fresno, district of California, ln
October, 1920. Has served In Canadian army.
Anyone knowing the present address of Stephen Anderson please
communicate with headquarters, til
Coidova Street West, Vancouver.
Anyone knowing the present address of David'Montgomery, plea.se
communicate with headquarters
Any one knowing the address ot
Ole Tande, please communicate
with hindquarters, 61 Cordova St.
When there is a fight on thc man
who gets in and digs Is thc ono that
we like. Get ln now and dig, by
patronizing The Federationist advertisers.
Where is your Union button?
Want to Fastern Military
System on the
Will Amend Defense Act
to Provide for Military Training     .,
(W. Francis Ahern)
(Special Australian Representative)
It is expected that the Australian Commonwealth anti-Labor
government—of whloh the arch
renegade from Labor, W. M.
Hughes Is prime minister—will
shortly impose upon that country a
scheme of monstrous militarism,
which will manacle the young manhood, and turn them Into finished
products of war, ready to take
their place ln the trenches either
for military service, or for the purpose of enforcing capitalistic "de
mocracy" amongst the workers of
their own land. What Is proposed
in Australia Is, briefly, a standing
It is proposed to amend the pre-
sent Defence Act of that eountry,
which provides for compulsory day
and half-day parades throughout
the year for all youths, and make
a continuous training period of 70
days ln camp. This scheme can
not be brought Into operation with'
out the sanction of the Common
wealth parliament, but as the anti-
Laborites have a majority in both
the House of Representatives and
the Senate, this will be an easy
matter. The Labor Party will put
up all the opposition it can, but
apart from serving the purpose ef
Propaganda, their opposition will
be futile.
Suspicion Abroad
There is a eucpicion that the
scheme ls inspired from abroad,
and that the Imperialists of Britain have more than a passing interest ln this new scheme of Prussianizing the Australian youths. It
is now apparent that it has been
growing in the minds of the Imperialists for a long time, though
they have managed to keep it well
hidden ln the past. It Is worth
while noting that a proper atmosphere haB been created for the In.
stltution of the new system. The
Australian people have had visits
from Jelllcoe, Blrdwood and other
"blood-and-guts" advocates—each
of whom did his share ln pointing
out to the Australian people the
"need" for longer and more up-to-
date training of the Australian
manhood in the art of legalized
butchery. Of course, lt Is all part
of the big imperial conspiracy to
shackle the overseas dominions.
The placing of the bloodthirsty
swashbuckler Chudrchill at the
head of the Colonial office, is perhaps a part of this huge Imperialists scheme to gobble the dominions. It needs men of Churchill's
calibre to push this scheme ahead.
And It also needs the help of traitors to democracy tn the dominions
to see that It is carried out. Of
cou rse, these men are found a-
plenty ln Australia, so the people
of that country need have no mis-
gfvtngB that the dirty work will be
well and truly carried out. In due
time they will doubtless be able to
hand over Australia bound and
gagged to the Imperialists.
Diabolical Junkerdom
Meantime the trap Is set Al] the
details of the diabolical junker-
Job have been cunningly conceived
and Ingeniously worked out. They
have been culled from the reports
of gunpowder-sniffling generals
and gold-laced understrappers who
see fat Jobs sticking out in the distance as a result, and have been
put on paper so as to be plain to
thc perpetrators of the Iniquity,
while at the same time appearing
patriotic to the people. Tlie youth
ful manhood are to be attracted to
the training camps by dandy uniforms, camp recreations, and outside sports. Veterans of the war
will hnve their badges dangled before them as bait. It does not
matter about thc social or Industrial requirements of tho country.
Everything is to bc sacrificed to
the moloch of militarism, Intended
primarily for Imperialistic exploitation, and secondly) for the "safety" of Australia. There will be no
Monroe doctrine for the Australian Commonwealth In this business either. The country will be
compelled, in the future, to commit ItBdf to any nigger slaughter
or commercial raid upon which the
British government may choose to
embark. Thc Australian troops
will be so fixed that they will have
to go and kill whomever, whenever,
and however they are told. The
alternative will to be treated as
traitors and punished aB such.
Oaths of allegiance will be exacted,
and every possible means taken so
that a deceived people will realize
their betrayal, and their hopelessness too late. Only when the victims are caught will the people
wake up to what Is ahead of them.
Continuous System
Just how, the Australian people
who do not know too much about
the scheme so far, will take the
70-day continuous training principle, with the consequent lengthy
absence of their sons from homo,
remains to be seen. Of course if
they are foolish enough to be gulled by thc imperialistic dopo that
will be handed out to them, that is
their own funeral. It Is to be
hoped thut they will have their
eyes opened. The same thing applies to business people. Although
the government somewhat naively
announces that the schemo will be
carried out with as little inconvenience as possible to buainess,
the fact remains that their workers will be ordered off to the camps
for ten weeks at a stretch without
anv reeard to whatever dislocation
(By R. M. Fox in the Worker)
THE COMMUNIST attitude to-
ards war ls very much misunderstood. Yet it is quite simple. During the late war, the Communist position was obscured, and
the Communists were crucified between the patriots and the pacifists.
The Patriots
The patriots delight fn tricking
out the Interests of the employing
class with a lot of flne phrases and
gaudy tinsel. The flag of the eountry Is always the flag of the ruling
elass (the employers) ln the country. National Interests are synonymous with their Interests. There'
fore Communists have nothing to
do with patriotism or with "national Interests" at all. We stand
by the International class Interest
of the workers; and appeals to national pride and honor .however
bombastically made, leave us quite
Tbe Pacifists
The genuine pacifists—not those
creatures who simply use pacifism
to keep out of the struggle—are on
a far higher level than the patriots.
They at least have an Ideal, though
lt remains cut off from earth. They
are generally quite friendly and
well-intentioned, but they fall absolutely to understand the growing
working class objection to militarism and war. The source of our
Socialist Inspiration is quite foreign
to them. These good people, often
quite unconsciously, misrepresented the attitude of the Socialist absolute conscientious objectors during the war. The bulk of the C-
O.'s In prison stood not against war
In the abstract, but were against
fighting members of their own class
in the interest of, and at the bidding of their masters. This ls quite
intelligible and logical, but our pacifist friends don't see It because
they are always chasing the abstract.
Everywhere when thts position
was stated It won support among
the workers; it harmonized with
their subconscious feelings and
needs. I held meetings In the
guard room at Mill Hill and secured enthusiastic eupport even among
the soldiers for thiB position. The
workers instinctively responded to
something which squared wltb
their interests as distinct from
patriotism or pacifism.
It is time that the real issue was
understood. We can't afford to
have sham mysteries and soulful
hazes. The majority of 'the C, O.'s
ln prison did not object to fighting
ln the abstract though they wanted
a system where It would not be
necessary. They demanded the
right to choose their own enemies.
Whether they should flght or not,
depended, in their view, on what
the fighting waa for. To flght for
something obviously necessary and
right, 1. e., the working class Interest everywhere, is only common-
sense. To refuse, when necessary,
Ib moonshine.
Tlio Question of Force
OUr pacifist friends have a horror of "force." They say that all
fighting Is bad, but In a conflict of
wills superior force must decide.
To flght for what Is necessary ls not
bad; lt ls, on the contrary, very
good. The pacifists say that it is
all very well to talk fighting for
what is good but (they pathetically
observe), everybody says that they
are right, so what Is a poor person
to do? The answer, of course, Is
that a person must think; must decide; must make up his mind. The
issue cannot be dodged.
It Ib quite true that they all soy
they are in the right But lt Is not
a question of what people say. No
body expects the capitalists to ad
mlt that they are wrong. The
question Is: Can they prove what
they say? Do the facts bear them
out? The Communists submit all
questions to the arbitrament of
fact and abide by the result We
give evidence. It Is plainly to the
advantage of the workers that the
land, factories, etc., should be com
monly owned, worked and control
led, nnd that the profit-makers,
with their bloody track of sweating, sordldness and misery, should
go. Thereforo it is necessary that,
under certain conditions, we should
be prepared to fight for this. This
does not, of course, imply that wc
should not make use of the existing political and industrial machinery to tho fullest extent Which
side is right? That is the question
which you arc called upon to answer. The evidence is before you,
and you cannot dodge lt with amiable generalities.
A Quostion of Fact
Many of our amiable middle-
class friends have a horror of hnte
being carried over, as a matter of
tradition and custom, Into the new
order. This is because they separate conditions and tho emotions
to which these conditions give rise,
Class antagonism comes from class
inequality. Abolish your class in-
equalty, abolish classes, and your
class antagonism goes. This antagonism is a weapon which we use
for a particular purpose. It ls conditioned by certain circumstances.
The conditions of Communlat society, being quite different, will
cause different groupings of humanity altogether, and our present
class antagonism will be unthinkable.    It simply cannot exist
We demand stern Justice, but we
want nothing that cannot bo justl-
they will causo In the Industrial
lifo of tho country.
The government states that as it
cannot train all the youths at one
time, lt proposes to establish quotas
to take their training tn turns, and
that for this purposo several military camps will bo established In
the several states. This means
that as one quota comes out of
camp, the other quota will go ln,
which In turn means a continuous
system of military camps all thc
year round.
In all this ono fact stands out all
too apparent. It Ih thiB: In the
great war, the Allies succeeded in
abolishing Prussianism from Germany. But evidently our junkers
so loved the German system thnt
they bave no hesitation In instituting it ln tbe overseas dominions.
fled at the bar of.reason. All the
Communist methods are morally
Justifiable. The capitalist wtth his
warped morality does not think so.
but to condemn the Communists as.
morally bod because they are prepared to back up their clean demands with force, Is evidence of ur
anti-working class bias which hM
crept Into the mind of middle-class
pacifist The worker will do right
when they take their own; and
they do right to take* It by any
means. With Communists It Is
merely a question of utility or necessity. We cannot always choose
our methods. Circumstances chooee
for ue. A crisis comes and we may
have to act as our comrades fn
other countries have had to do. To
stand aside, in the manner of a
Pharisee, Is easy but not creditable.
From this tt can be seen that our
objection to war is different from
the pacifist objection. Ws refer to
life all the time. Eaeh problem
must be decided, not by some, abstract conception of force, bnt by
considering how tbe foree Is being
used—for the working olass, or
against lt? Thts means realism.
Through all the confusion and turbulence of Ufe we apply our Communist principles to eaeh situation. -
As the workers rise to meet it, ws
support them tn thetr efforts; and
while others may Indulge ln futilo
morallzings, we vrofk for a society
where antagonisms will be abolished, and war not exist
New Witness Was Threat.
ened With Jail If He
(By the Federated Frew)
San Francisco—Tom Mooney.
Jailers atlll rule tbl. city, and freedom tor Mooney and Billing. Kerne
aa remote u ever. The San Franeiaco County .rand Jury haa refused to live up to iti pledge of
immunity (or perjury for John
MacDonald, who came three thousand miles to tell the truth about
the Mooney caae and has even
threatened to arrest MacDonald il
he repeated to It his account ot
ex-Diatrlct Attorney Fickert'.
Disappointed that he was unable
formally to disavow the testimony
which he gave and which was instrumental in sending Money and
Billings to prison and almost to
the gallows, MacDonald has left
for his bome in Trenton. On his
departure MacDonald said he was
ready at any time to come back
to San Francisco and tell the insid*
story of how he was coached la
his testimony ln the Itl. Preparedness Day bomb cases.
The enemies of Mooney are making no effort to conceal their
machtnatlona Captain Duncan
Matheson, who had charge of tho
police preparation of the Mooney
cases, has been striving for an
indictment ever since MacDonald
confessed his part in the frame-
up. 'Send MacDonald to Jail for
giving perjured testimony against
Mooney and keep Mooney there on
the strength of testimony that
would be proved false by MacDon-
ald's conviction," Is the way tha
San Francisco Call summarizes
Matheson's attitude.
"Since the revelations of Policeman Draper Hand, of former Policeman Richard Smith and Anally
of John MacDonald, every powerful influence In California that
could be mustered to protect tho
frame-up conspirators has been at
work ln support of Matheson and
Captain Charles doff, who, as
these witnesses charge, knows mote
about the frame-up than any ono
else," continues the Call.
"I-ast week when the grand Jury
met In special session to hear MacDonald, three of thc frameup ring's
henchmen were busy ln the corrl-
dorB Interviewing members of tho
Jury and boasting that the Investigation would como to naught. 'MacDonald will never appear beforo
the grand Jury,' was the declaration
of Detective 'Billy' Otis, who was
recorded by the dictagraph to havo
boasted of his ability to frame-up
'the damndest lot of stuff you ever
"Wo have 13 men on the Jury
who are ready to indict MacDonald," was the boast of William Mc-
Nevln, who accompanied Otis, "and
we have two taxlcabs full of witnesses downstairs to testify against
In spite of their boasting the enemies of Mooney are in an embarrassing poslton. If MacDonald iB a
perjurer now, his testimony In tho
bomb trials Is discredited. He ls
ahown to be an unreliable witness.
And next to Oxman, for whom no
onc now holds a brief, MacDonald
was the outstanding witness during
thc major part of tho bomb prosecutions.
The lockout against the union
miners at Brule Is still in operation. Thc company persists In
slating that they will operate a
"open Bhop" and workers In tho
provinco are asked to stay'away
from the camp. Humors that th*
men aro back at work are absolutely unfounded, and are being
spread with the object of making
men believe that conditions to
Brule are normal.
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Unity of Labor; The Hope of the World
...March 26, 1921
OF all the exhibitions of political skulduggery Lloyd George's defeuse of
the trade agreement with Soviet Russia
stands out as monumental. Driven by the
loroes that are at work in the old land,
whioh include that
LLOYD QEORGE country's industrial
'AND depression  and  the
MNKNESS working-class move
ment,   the    British
Government was Compelled to  open  up
trade with Russia in the attempt to ward
ofl worse things.   To justify this action
to those that aro filled with the junker
epiirt and the idea of crushing the Soviet
regime, Lloyd George attempts to prove
that Lenin and the Russian proletariat
has become pale pink.   In other words,
that they are receding from the Communist position.   That Lenin understands the
position of the  British  Government  is
shown by the following extract from a
speech that he made late in last year:
"At the present time, negotiations
are still going on with England.  But
unfortunately these negotiations are
being protracted, and  not  by  any
.  fault of oun.  We are ready to sign
the commercial contracts immediate-
>   ly, and the fact that they have not
been signed up till now is exclusively
the fault of those in the British ruling
circles who desire to sever the negotiations, against the will of the mar
jority even of the  bourgeoisie, let
alone of the workers. Tho longer this
kind of policy is going to continue the
more acute is the financial situation
in England going to become; England
is only approaching nearer to a full
agreement, instead of perhaps a half
• • •
The Soviet regime is not changing its
position. It does, however, recognize'
that the first essential is to establish the
new order by whatever means are neces-
■•ry, even if it is by compromising to
some extent. Lenin has. repeatedly
pointed out that revolutionists must take
all circumstances into consideraion, aud
to plan accordingly. In other words, to
realize when it would be folly to advance
and when it would' be profitable to retreat, just as a general would move his
forces in warfare to secure an advantage.
So it must be with all revolutionary movements. Lloyd George may attempt to
cover up the situation and try to fool the
people, but the fact is that instead of
the Russian proletariat becoming any less
fced, the British working class is losing
ita pinkness, hence the trade agreement.
In addition to the tendencies of the working class in the old land, events in Europe
are not by any means settled- Germany
ia settling with revolution, and any port
in a storm Ib a good slogan for political
mountebanks as well as sailors, and no
doubt Russia looked good to the British
Cabinet or the trade agreement would
not have been entered into. In the meantime the Soviet regime is making headway, and the revolutionary movement the
world over is forging ahead, while capitalism is swiftly nearing its end.
question of morality. Now, while charges
have been made against the moral rectitude of J. A. Stillman, serious charges
have also been made against the virtue
of his wife who, it is said, had a love
affair with an Indian guide, and the
parentage of the infant child of Mrs.
Stillman is claimed to be in doubt, and
if the charges are true, then the child's
father is thc Indian guide mentioned in
the charges. If the lying mental prostitutes who would blacken the character
of the members of the working class of
Russia, can find amongst tho Russian
people such moral rottenness in that
country as can be found in New..York
among the ruling class, or in any other
large city in any country in the world
whore capital dominates, and which is
daily pictured in the press, then something might be said on behalf of the
moral mentors, but from all sources, both
favorable and unfavorable, we learn thnt
in Soviet Russia women are not compelled
to sell their bodies for bread. The womanhood of that country is protected and
the children are the first care of the nation. Under the rule of the capitalistic
governments, virtue is a commodity, just
as is the labor power of the children.
Everything from child life to womanhood
is commercialized under the present system, and pimps and mental prostitutes
sueh as Goldstein are paid for their perversion of the truth. We prefer a "free
"lover," to one of the type that prevails
in ruling class circles who sells her body
for position and power. She is no less
an harlot than the member of the working class who, in her dire need, sells her
sex favors for bread. In fact, we much
prefer the woman of the streets to the
former, and would sooner associate with
the victim of capitalism than with the
vultures that prey on the only moral section of society, the working class, who,
having no property concepts, view their
womenfolks as human beings and not as
DAVID GOLDSTEIN, representative
of the Knights of Columbus, anti-
Bolshevik orator and heavens only knows
what else, is one of those people who
delight in keeping as far from the truth
as possible. That he has
A not received a very at-
QUE8TI0N        tentive hearing while in
OF MORALS     B.  C. shows that  the
people of this part of
the world are at least intelligent and
able to discern between the truth and
piffle peddled for a specific purpose. The
particular part of Goldstein's address
which dealt with morality, in whieh he
denounced the Socialists as free lovers,
etc., etc., ad nauscaum, was, however,
particularly objectionable to an audience
that at least had some sense of decency.
One would think, from his remarks, that
the people of Soviet Russia were akin to
ths ruling class of the country which ho
hails as his own, or even the ruling class
of any other capitalistic country.
* * *
One has only to turn to the capitalistic
press to find just how much morality
there is in the lives of the ruling class,
and, as our friend the enemy, has crossed
the imaginary boundary line, which he
stated would not exist if the workers of
Canada got unruly, it might be as well
to oall the attention of that individual
to the mental outlook of the elass to
which he pays tribute, to the moral concepts of the people of his own country,
and also suggest that before he attempts
to attack the morals of the Russians, who
have abolished all prostitution, he might
set about thc task of reforming the morals of the class which he represents. During the past week or so we havo bcen
regaled in the daily press by stories of
the "domestic" troubles of one of the
leading families of New York society,
namely the Stillmans. Not only has the
alleged infidelites of these people been
aired in the courts but tho directors of
the National City Bank of New York
have refused to accept the resignation
of the male member of this family from
the presidency of that financial institution, which in itsolf denotes the outlook
the members of that board have on the
the ohange of class ownership in the
means of wealth production to one of
collective ownership of the means of Ufe.
If the government represents all the people why fear the people owning that
whioh they must have in order to exist.
Surely Lloyd George has spilled the
beans. He fears for the safety of class,
ownership. He fears the present system
will be swept aside by the workers and
a new order established. Why does he,
fear this. Because the class which, he
represents is the class that benefits by
the present system. His fears are based'
on a materialistic conception of his class
interests and not on any desire to serve
all the people all the time, or part of
the time, he realizes that it is the working class that serves the interests of
his class, hence his concern. One thought
which was expressed by Mr, George
might well be driven home to the workers at this time and it is, "Why dels!
with trivialities when they are faced, as
Lloyd George infers, by the class struggle? Why bother with things that do
not count when the ruling class has sent
out a call to its members to line up for
the final clash between the elass that
owns and the class that is dispossessed,
for the ownership and control of the
means of life, which will end in classes
and elaris antagonisms being for all times
abolished. Surely the Lloyd Georges and
every other statesman's words at this
time have a message for the workers,
and the message is: The olass struggle
is on—line up for the final and complete
overthrow of human slavery.
JUDGING from the utterances of our
so-called statesmen, pulpiteers and
other upholders of capitalistic democracy,
there is no dads struggle. These unsophisticated people would also have us
believe that the government
THEY of any country—except Rus-
SEE THE sia—is a government of the
DANQER people by the people and
for the peoplo. It has, however, fallen to the lot of the "greatest
statesman" of all the ages to tear off the
hypocritical mask of our rulers, and to
expose just what is the minds of the
members of at least one capitalistic government. Speaking in the British House
of Commons during the past week, Lloyd
George, who knows something of ruling,
revealed some of the fears that beset his
capitalistic mind. After shedding tears
at the loss of one of his supporters, and
giving an exhibition of the hero-worshipping type of mind which generally prevails in circles where saviours arc looked
for, he paid a little attention to the position that labor is taking in political
affairs. He also showed to what extent
he had realized the magnitude that thc
class struggle was assuming when discussing the menace of the labor party
and the" necessity of continuing the coalition, he said: "That the labor party
would become the dominating party unless steps were taken to inform the electorate of the issues it was raising." Continuing, he stated:
They are issues of such magnitude,
they are issues which are so threatening to tho whole fabric of society;
it is folly to quarrel about trivialities whon you are confronted with
issues of that character.
"I read the other day a newspaper
which is subsidized by this party.
This is what they say:
" 'No reform, no more nominal preservation or even advance of money
wages in a particular industry or
locality will ultimately affect the issue. Capitalism means the beating
down of the poor into further poverty, and labor will have to face this
unless it goes out to overthrow capitalism.'
"Translated into action, what does
this mean. It means the destruction
of private property, the destruction
of private enterprises, the conversion
of the whole means of production
into a great state machine.
"That may be good, that may be
bad—it may be very bad. But make
no mistake about it, it is a complete
It will bc recognized from thc above
statement that very little doubt rests in
the Welsh wizard's mind as to the struggle that is facing thc British ruling class.
It is one, as he says, of revolution. One
of a change in the methods of production which, if peacefully brought about,
will of necessity be a revolutionary process; because the structure of society will
be changed and one economic order displayed by another, whioh has been the
basis of all previous revolutions, whether
they have been to change from the system of chattel slavery to feudalism, or
from feudalism to capitalism. Denying
that the coalition government was interested in conserving the interests of the
capitalists, he said:
"It is primarly the business of the
coalition to set the interests of the
nation as a whole above the interests
of any class.
"The nation should be our party;
the nation should be our concern.
We must fight selfish sectional interests because thoy imperil national interests, and wc must fight them from
whatever quartor these sectional demands may spring. Our party, if it
is to livo, must be a really national
* • *t
If the coalition government, or any
other government does not represent
class interests why doos Lloyd George
or any other ruling class statesman fear
In the correspondence columns of this
issue there appears a letter from a man
who claims that he has been discriminated against at the government employment bureau, because the officials of that
institution were of tho opinion that he
was a member of he 0. B. U. While Mr.
J. H. McVety has informed the man in
question that he has not been discriminated against, yet those who know tbf!
individual and his past activities aiid his
general attitude to those who do not see,
eye to eye with him, will take his disclaimer with a deal of hesitation. If the
government employment bureaus are to
be used for the purpose of discriminating against men who hold definite opinions, at the whim of prejudiced officials,
then the workers will have to take a
hand in the game. Very little complaint
has been registered to date with respect
to the manner in which the employment;
bureaus have been used, but the case referred to is evidently one that should
be investigated and the working class
members of the provincial legislature
might well, at this time, dig into - the
matter and investigate into the mariner
in whieh he bureaus are run, and to flnd
out if there has been any change in policy
since the appointment of McVety.    ~
Sir Hertry Burstall, who is a military,
man, has some views on Bolshevism. Of
course we do not know just what he
would interpret Bolshevism to mean, that
appears to be like Heinz pickles, something that has at least 57 varieties. If,
howover, he means Socialism, then the following clipping from a speech made by
that gentleman will be enlightening to
those who seel* a change in the system
of society:
"We should take warning from
Russia," he said, "and have the
militia prepared to deal with any
trouble endangering the existence of
thc state if it became too acute for
the local police to handle." Sir Henry
defined Bolshevism as the rule of two
or three men, aided by men who have
no stake in the country." Even in
attempt at Bolshevism would warrant the existence of the militia, he
It is hardly expected that those who
have a "stake" in the country would
want a change, but it might ,bc well to
point out that all military forces have
not always seen the way that those who
raised them did. They have been known
to shoot the "wrong" way.
Louis Bryant Sends Word
from Newest Soviet
Chicago.—Louise Bryant, widow
ot tho late John Reed, has reoently
returnod from a trip to central
Asia. In the following cable to the
Chicago Herald-Examiner, sho
gives out to tho world her Impressions;
Moscow—I hav* Just returned
from a brief visit to those vast but
isolated tracts of central Asia making up Turkestan and Bokhara and
bring to ths outside world tho
flrst greetings of tht people of th*
now republic of Bokhara.
The honor of being the first foreign—Amorican or European—correspondent to study conditions in
this new and, far-away democracy
fell to me.
Thoso mighty currents of republicanism which were unleashed by
th* world war, whloh ovorthrow
kingdoms and empireB and whloh
flung aside kings and princes and
emperors ln the precipitous tidal
rush of political freedom reached
oven into th* wilderness of Astatic
The savage tribesmen of Bokhara
mostly nomadlo warriors, who had
never known any form of government but vassalage to Hussla, were
caught ln the baok wash when a
republic was set up ln Russia. They
decided to establish a demooraoy
of their own and did.
Revolution against th* Khanate
of tho Emir of Bokhara began to
simmer last summer. After th*
Emir had fled from Bokhara taking
with him eight bags of gold, but
abandoning his 96 legal wives, th*
now government was set up ln the
city of Bokhara an.d subsequently
negotiated a treaty with tho Soviot
at Moscow.
During my visit to Bokhara I
was the guest of the republic and
was given an extraordinary opportunity to visit tho harems and to
get interesting side-lights on poUtlcal affairs.
The officials said they were much
pleased with the treaty with Moscow and they wanted to emphasize
the fact that Bokhara Is now independent and has no part ln the
RusBlan federation.
The country ls not yet at peace,
Quite a number of our readers
ars getting sub. hustleritus. Its a
dangerous disease to tha capitalist
system, and is very contageous.
Tho more lt spreads the better The
Federationist likes It, and Its
growth is one of the very few Joys
that penetrates the offlce day by
day. Following are a few of the
Joy dispensers:
Mrs. J. Crow, of Olbson's Landing, leads the list this week with
12 new subscribers from among
that little colony of rebels.
S. T. Mitchell, of Victoria, picks
up eight in. that burg ln spite of
the chloroform that persistently
belches forth from the gas house.
J. E. Mlckelson, of Coalmont,
puts it up to some of the miners
and secures soven.
Mrs. E. Hotne of Vancouver,
took a little vacation, ond now six
mora people are readmg the working class newspaper.
And Mrs. H. Carr of North Vanoouver, rustles up flv* more, and
hopes lt will Inspire mor* womon
to taokl* th* Job.
O. F. Swart., of Vanoouver. helps
to pats along tha good word by
adding thie* to our evtr-growlng
Then w* hav* a little bunch that
art on th* Job of "pushing .up tho
circulation," and who during th*
paat week hava Initiated two apiece
ln the noble order of Federatlonist
readers. Among these are: W. B.
Kllner, of Kamloops; D. R. Morrison, Cortes Island; J. McKlnley,
Ladysmlth; Oscar Wickstrom, Fort
Francis; W. Tuoker, Vancouvor.
And th* following rustled up on*
apiece: J. O. Laycock, W. Chapman, Jas. Lawrlo, R. C. Mutoh, A.
Manson, J. F. Johnson, J. O. Smith,
R. Griffith.
Take a look at our list of prists
for sub. hustling.
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Th* Federationitt, and then call
around next day tor a subscription,
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but tranquility Is being restored a*
quickly as possible. Isolated lighting
Is ln progress with th* deposed
Emir's troops near th* Afghan
mountains, but members of the new
government doclared there was no
chance of th* monarchy being restored.
Bokhara has an area of mor*
than 80,000 squar* miles and a
population of upward of 2,000,000
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Toronto, Ont.—Union carpenters,
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Whist Drive and
Under tho Auspices of the Women's Auxiliary of the
Ono Big Union
In Aid of the Federationist Maintenance Fund
Tonight (Friday), March 25th
WHIST S to 10
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DANCING « to 1
Meetings in O.B.U. Hall
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The late war was supposed to have
been fought for thc self-determination of
small nations. Of course the war is now
over, and naturally things cannot stand
still, and changes are taking place. One
of the changes is evidenced by the fact
that in spite of thc plebiscite taken in
Upper Silesia, which was in favor of joining Germany, the Allies are not to allow
self-determination to operate. There is
too much natural wealth in the district,
and they intend to have a share in the
spoils. The people of Upper Silesia will
get the self-determination that the AJli.es
think is good for them, and no morg.   ,_
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for trade. Strange to say, neither of theni'
can find that which they are lookingilorj
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"Canadian Officials After Trade
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Jobless slaves are looking for job routes.
It is, however, liko looking for a pot of
gold at the foot of a rainbow.
That beer question will soon be settled,
and then the legislature will be adjourned, the unemployed question still
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Revolution—A Startling Discovery
(By Prof. D. T. Makukolt)
(Lecturer on Dletics tnd Gastronomy, Special Foreign Correspondent, of the Morning Boast)
PRIOR to the armistice, I pursued the study of dletics In
Hungary. In consequence of
the policy adopted by the Allies ln
that country they have succeeded
ln destroying every sort of diet
there. Thus I have been compelled
to conduot my scientific Investigations elsewhere.
The enthusiasm which I felt for
my' studies led me to enquire into
the social problem, and through
that subject I was compelled to
pay some attention to social evolution in general. Aa a result of
these Investigations I have formulated .a sociological theory which,
I venture to suggest, will throw
new light on many dark corners of
history. My theory, in short. Is an
attempt to prove that there are
certain well-defined sooial lawa In
operation whloh point to a sooial
Inter-relation betwoen the actions
of men and the food they oonsums.
The psyslologleal sohool of psychology haa hinted at this conneotlon,
but It haa not pursued Ita own premises to their logical conclusion.
In a word, I oonfld sr tly affirm that
history can be interpreted in the
term, of diet
It ls an Indisputable scientific
axiom that physical and mental energy depends upon food comsump-
tlon. When this Is admitted th.
theory Itself Is established. But
th. development of dletlo science
goes mueh deeper Into the problem. It has deduced some seemingly startling laws. It haa estab
ltshed, for example, that Just ai
all human activity Is, in the last
analysis, governed by the Inexorable law of th. consumption of
food ao it Is equally tru. that certain kinds of activity are- directly
traceable to particular forms ot
nourishment The conception of
food is a broad one, and thus includes drink. It Is a matter of
everyday experlenoe how keen is
the struggle to oonsums food either
in its solid or liquid form. And
this must sver be borne tn mind
it we would understand ths whole
philosophy of history, which was
vividly aummed-up by tho brilliant
Oerman scholar who said that
"Man is what he eats." The modern cry of dtotio science ls: "Show
us what a man eats, and we will
show how he must aot."
In my recently published work
on "The Dletlo Determination of
Human Dynamics," whioh has not
yet been translated into English,
although It has been printed In
America, I oover the ground In detail. In that volumo I test the theory historically and prove that
changes ln food have mado and
unmade empires. Thus the ancient proverb that "bread ts the pillar of state:" at a later date was
whitttled down to mean that bread
is the staff- of life. But here again,
It Is necessary to plead for a broad
definition of the meaning of food,
whloh I contend includes drink.
One ot the greateat services rendered to humanity by tho late Peter Kropotkln waa hla discovery of
the far-reaohlng effect, on history
ot dcsslcatton (drying up) ot the
Asiatic valley. And even now scientists are busily recording the almost unbelievable reaction upon
the American population due to
the dessfcatlon of certain States ln
that country.
The history of recorded society
Is the history of food struggles.
And every social epooh. its institutions, religions, Its morality, and
legal code, are determined by the
mode of food distribution.
The history of Greece Is summed
up ln its method of sub-dividing
the food of tho country among the
different strata of society. Who
would dare deny that the Athenian
slaves had Inferior stomachs to
their masters who were the philosophers and orators of the period?
And yet the former did not produce a Plato or an Aristotle. But
the problem Is solved whon we realise that the food that passed Into
the stomachs ot the philosophers
was superior to that whloh was
thrown to the chattels. Thus In tho
mensure that tho nourishment of
the latter was qualitlvely and quantitatively superior to that consumed by the slaves, so In the same
ratio the activity of the philosophers _.was necessarily superior.
Hence the casual correlation of diet
to human aotion can, like my friend
Etnsteln'e theory of relativity, be
stated In simple terms, but with
mathematical precision. In his
epoch-making study of Greek tragedy, my esteemed colleague, Prof.
Filbert Emm, demonstrates that
the gloominess of his beloved Euripides waa occasioned by his habit of dining not wisely but well.
In the same way certain Iterary enthusiasts ara pressing the dletlo
conoeptlon of mental development
too far when they est out to prove
that the works of Shakespeare
wero written by Bacon, The truth
rather lies upon the hypothesis advanced by Madame Beeton, who, as
a result of her researches, is able
to prove that the heaviness and
melancholy moodiness ot Shakes'
peare's tragedies, as compared
with the bubbling mirth of his
comedies, is directly traceable to
frequent ohenges In the quality of
victuals, and to the chaotic culinary arrangements, In certain London taverns frequented hy tbe
swan of Avon. In my forthcoming
volume on the "Gastronomlcal Interpretation of Bngllsh Literature"
I shall elucidate the hitherto unsuspected association of Indigestion aa
a stimulating force la the Inspiration ot aome of the greatest tragedies In th. language.
In the volume above-m.ntloned,
I shall adduo. a n.w system, bassd
upon a dletlo analysis, fer explaining the amazing contradictions Inherent In the writings of many
brilliant authors. One ohapter
shall Investigate the affinity of
dyspepsia to the rather wrathful
style sometimes adopted by Thomas Carlyle. Of equal importance
will be the special appendix upon
the Influence of vegetarianism and
Its reaction upon certain modern
authors. Slnoe lt haa heen firmly
established that vegetarianism ls
not a diet, but rather a wind system of non-diet, tt necessarily follows that the dovotoss of the oab-
bag. and the nut are generally
hungry without knowing It. As
the famoua Oreek said: "Tou may
oheat all the otomaoh part of the
time, yeu may cheat part of the
stomach all ths time, but you cannot cheat all the stomaoh all the
time." Vegetarians ae a class are
alwayi hungry. That peculiar feeling ' whloh they imagine makes
them superior to other people is
hunger. Likewise, they are very apt
at times to boost about their "soulful" expression and aesthetic look
—these peculiarities are, however,
directly due to starvation. Now, a
hungry man is an angry man. And
when he is both hungry and angry,
he tends to become cynical and sarcastic. Here we see at once the
cultural Incidence of vegetarians aa
exemplllfled In the writings, of Mr,
George Bernard Shaw.
But what, the reader may aak,
has all this to do with world revo-
lution? First of all it wai necessary to establish the dletlo theory
or historical Interpretation before
applying it to the great and pressing problems of modern soolety.
The most interesting conflict at
present Is the struggle that ie being waged between the Seoond and
Third Interanttonala, As everyone knows the former standi for a
paciflst polloy, whereas th. latter
stoutly maintains that fore. Is th.
essential taetlo ln th. achievement
of world revolution. At flrst sight
it would seem that there oan be no
possible conneotlon between the
problem of food and politloal theory. Foots are the test of theory.
set ui elucidate the faots. And ln
order to get at the facta It "was imperative for me to undertake ■
aystematlo Investigation of the
form ef nourishment Indulged In
by the varioui leaden of the two
Internationals. This compelled me
to adopt various disguises; but I
was determined nothing should deter me from my self-imposed aclen
tlflo taak.
Students of the political writing!
of J. Ramsay Maodonald—especially his celebrated work on logic entitled "Why I Do and Do Not Support the War"—may not be surprised to learn that that gentleman
subsists mainly on hash. On the
other hand, J. H. Thomaa Is a very
careful eater, and refuses to handle
anything that la inimical to the
constitution. It was, however,
very difficult to discover what formed the vital element ln the nourishment of the'arch-pacifists—the
Snowdens. During a spring cleaning episode at thoir beautiful suburban residence, at a time when
Madame Snowden was examining
her wonderful jewels and gown, I
was rewarded for my patient vigil.
They feed mainly from a concoction that ls supplied In card boxes.
I was fortunate enough- to securo
one of these. I took it to by laboratory and subjected one or two
grains adhering to lt to a microscopical investigation. I discovered
that the contents of the box, the
prime food of the Snowdens, was
Quaker oats!    From this Import
ant clue I made a prolonged research In the Britlah Museum, and
discovered that anything pertaining to Quakerism ia necessarily
based upon tho quintessence of pa-
Thus rewarded by my examination of the dletlo fare of the leaders
of the Seoond International, I Journeyed to Moscow to conduot an
equally close scrutiny Into th.
character of th. food, consumed hy
the force advocates of the Communist International. Disguised ai
Sir Poll Dooks, who la the unofficial English ambassador ln Russia,
and carrying credentials and cash
supplied by Sir Bastile 'Bastards
Tomson, I managed to gain an entrance into the famous Kremlin at
Moscow. The one-time home of the
Czars led me to ponder on the dletlo reasons that led to th. fall of
tho Romanoffs. Alasl thty had
eaten humble pie. and wer. now-
shorn of all their glory.
First of all I mad. clos. enquiries into the eatablei consumed by
the side-whiskered Radek, My observations led me to notice that
twice a week he received enormous
parcels. Looking aa Bolshevloally
at possible, and having amoered
myulf all oyer with blood, r approached the Communist whs delivered the packages te Radek, and
askod him what they contained.
-He wai rather startled at my appearance, and took me for a Black-
and-Tan. Eventually h. admitted
that the great bulky parcels contained hundreds of newspaper! in
every language. He further stated
that Radek devoured aeveral hundred papers every week.. Thie explain! why Karl Badek ls thi
greatest of tbe Russian Journalist!. At this juncture something
happened to me. and I fainted, and
wu carried Into the preaence of
Radek himself. I apologised for my
weakness, and laid that my stomach seemed to turn and had made
mo sick and dizzy. He said h. had
often folt that way himself, especially after reading some of Kautsky's reoent writings. The mention of Kautsky's "name made me
look up my Index book containing
the diet of celebrated Infamous
Germans; In passing, I merely mention that thla gentleman Kautsky
hu, tor varloua reasons, lived exclusively upon tripe for the put
nine years.
The crowning glory of my career
was ln relation to the Lenin episode. It seemed almost humanely
Impossible to flnd a trace of surplus food in any of Lenin's apartments. Howevor, ane day, when almost tempted to abandon my quest,
I wu Unexpectedly rewarded to
flnd that two small card-boxes
from Lenin's room, wer. being
taken to the dustbin. As a result of
a brilliant Churh.cllltan tactic, I
wu able to gather that the boxes
had contained.Lenin's monthly supply of food. By performing another
Churchilllan taetlo I managed to,
annex the boxes. Carefully an
silently I crept out of the K rem
lln with my booty and reaohed m;
secret laboratory situated ln thi
TveTsItaya.   I trembled while con
THBRB IS A CCRB tor unemployment. Imperialism and
autooraoy are prescribing thl
r.medy. Wir, spslt in oapital letters, again looms on the cloudy
hortson, u the only cure for the
prevailing universal unemployment
'War, ln tta burdensome taxes; itl
widows; Its starving ohlldren; Its
mountainous debts; Its wooden
legs and empty sleeves; Its broken
bodies and rulnod homes, meana
The hungry masses must be put
to work again; they must build
ships to be destroyed and sunk;
tbey must make shells and bullets
to blot out the lives of their fellows; they must produco food to be
wasted and lost; aeroplanes to
crash, clothes to rot and perform
the thousand and one tasks that
keep man. the most depraved creature on earth.
Without a war te consume the
bounteous productivity of man and
nature, how Is It possible to keep
the wheels of Industry turning?
How are thi ruling classes able to
keep down revolution unless another world war ll itarted? It
can not be done. Therefore, another war,
Bir Phillip Glbbs, an authority on
war, stated at Chicago that we art
faced with another world war,
conditions are worse now than ln
1114. He ll right Another world
war la imminent Perhapi It will
be worse than the last but one
thing sure, It will give employment
The people must have work, for
when they are not working, they
are liable te think, and when they,
really do think—good night anything might happen. 80 let's have
What if work doea mean war?
Let'a have work. Never mind the
colossal miseries that war entails.
Its work, the slave wants. Useful
or useless work.   Just work.
To permit everyone to work under our present system we must
ducting my experiments upon the
fiw crumbs that were adhering to
the slds of the boxes. Now I wu
soon to know, and let an anxious
world know, what the dictatorial
advocate of force touted upon.
Wu I going to discover that Lenin
was an eploure who lived on the
liver of babies, or ths lingers ot
cursed aristocrats? No! the box
contained some simple cereal.
Whatever could the stuff be? In
despair I hurled ths boxes into a
cornor of the laboratory. They tell
on the floor on a spot illumined
'with.' a shaft .of light. Ths sunbeams lit up ons side of the boxes.
There, staring me in the face, was
the solution of the whole problem,
For the printing Inscribed thereon
made some poetical and cryptlo reference to one oalled Sunny Jim,
aad below ln bold letters stood out
tbe name of Lenin's food—it wu
I    1
Let the battle
bare war.
England and America) Japan
and America; France and Germany; the world against Russia;
any line-up just so long ae we can
keep the combatants suppllod with
materials to blow each other to another world.
With war we ahall (it employment either we become patriotic
war-workers ,wlth a ch.it full of
"Liberty" bonds, or else we-don a
uniform and get shot at by other
patriots. In either cue we shall
all git a Job and Isn't that what
we've been orylng for?
Ohl you Jobless slave. Is your
life 10 precious that you wouldn't
risk It In real freedom's cauae? Are
you so susceptible to flag-waving
and band-playing that you would
rather march away to other lands
to be shot at than stay ln your
own? Do you not understand your
position yet? Do you not know
that you are simply a tool of an
owning claas? They own you, body
and soul; when they say light, you
fight; whsn they say starve, you
T.u will he needed again Hon,
have no fear. Stlok to the breadline and keep up our falilm
strength. Another war Is promised
Tours li the privilege of dying
for your oountry. The masters,
thl right te live. Youn Is the
agony of gazlag at mattered limbs
and sightless ejm. Theln, the
pleuure ot .rounded llmbe and
sparkling eyes. Tour music Is the
groans ot tortured and dying com-
rades, theirs thi seductive strains
of hidden orchestras.
Toun ls the Joy of a meaningless
string of tinsel ud ribbons, and an
empty stomaoh If you are unfortunate enough te escape the hell
prepared tor you, theirs, the accumulation of war's proflti.
War-employment peace-unemployment, under capitalism then
la no choice. But thore Is an alternative.
Bttctlonariea Have All Been Oil-
lodged from Official Post
tloni In State
Ths last foothold maintained hy
reactionaries In Georgia hu been
dislodged, resulting in the capture
of the government by the revolutionists, according to a cablegram
received from Moscow.   The whole
ot Georgia, lt la added, li now under Communist control.
Lut month the Manchestsr
Building Guild Committee issusd a
statement that under five contracts
it had undertaken to build ttl
houses, three other contracts, involving Sti more houses, hare been
sanctioned (work to begin at once);
thirteen othor contracts, involving
more than 1,000 additional houses,
havs been acoepted and negotiations were proceeding In at least
ten other centres.
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More than TEN MILLION pooplo ot Soviet BuseU aai
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March ~.	
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tor Soviet Ruuia and Sonet Ukraine,
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fellow Worker:
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to our stricken comrades of Soviet Russia ud Soviet Ukraine
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creed. But it can only continue as long as the finances are
Labor versus Capital
When the line up is labor vs. capital, it can hardly be expected that the enemy will contribute the sinews of war.
The fight is therefore one that the workers must assume.
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bit and do it now. PAGE SIX
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(Note by Editor—The question of affiliation with the Third or Moscow
International, is being' discussed in Socialist circles throughout the
world. The terms of affiliation have caused more than one split In Socialist parties. In view of these facts, and that Lenin is no doubt aware
of all that these terms imply, and that he is a master of working-class
tactics, we feel that a perusal of the latest work of the head of the Soviet regime in Russia, "Left Communism, An Infantile Disorder," will be
of great assistance to our readers in arriving at definite conclusions as
to the programme of the Third International. We therefore publish
ln serial form the work referred to, andpubllsh the sixth Instalment this
week. This work.was published ln the Old Land by the British Communist Party.)
[By Nikolai Lenin]
(Continued from last week)
Some Conclusions
THE Russian bourgeois revolution of 1906 stands out In one respect
aa a unique turning-point ln the world's history. In one of the
moBt backward capitalist countries, a strike movement developed
whtch was unprecedented for its extent and strength. During the first
month of 1805 the number of strikers was ten times the average yearly
number for the previous ten years (1896-1904) and, from January to
October, 1906, strikes grew continuously and ln tremendous dimensions.
Backward Russia, under the Influence of a great many quite peculiar
historical conditions, was the flrst to show to the world, not only the
wave-like growth of the activity of the oppressed masses during the revolution—a feature common to all great revolutions—but also the importance of the proletariat, Infinitely greater than Its numerical position
ln the population. It showed the world the blending of the economic
and political strikes, the latter transforming itself into armed insurrection; lt showed the birth of a new form of mass action and maoB organization of the classes oppressed by capitalism—i.e., the Soviets.
The February and October revolutions of 1917 brought the Soviets
to complete development on a national scale, and subsequently to their
victory in the proletarian Socialist revolution. And, less than two years
after, the international character of the Soviets revealed Itself ln the
spread of this form of organisation over the world-wide struggle of the
working.class. It became apparent that the historical mission of the
Soviets was to be the gravedigger, the heir and the successor of bourgeois parliamentarism and bourgeois democracy generally.
Furthermore, the history of the working-class movement now shows
that in all countries It must experience (and has already begun to experience) a struggle before it grows and strengthens towards the victory
of Communism. The struggle Is, flrst and foremost, with the opportunism and social-chauvinism of the "Menshevik" element in Its particular country; secondly, the struggle Is, tn some sort, with "Left" Communism. The first Btagc of this struggle has developed itself in alt countries, without, It seems, a single exception, as the fight between the
Second (now practitcally killed) and Third Internationals. The second
stage of the struggle can be observed In Germany, In England, In Italy
and in America (at least a certain part of the Industrial
Workers of the World and the anarcho-syndicalist elements in America
defend the errors of "Left" Communism side by side with an almost
genera], almost unconditional acceptance of the Soviet system). This
phase of the Btruggle can nlmost be observed In France, where the
hostile attitude of a part of the former Syndicalists towards the political party and parliamentary action exists side by side with the recognition of the Soviets. This similarity makes the Btruggle againBt "Left"
Communism not only international but also world-wide in ita scope.
But, while it every where, goes through substantially the same training school for victory over the bourgeoisie, the Labour movement of
each country effects this development after its own manner. The big
advanced capitalist countries progress along the road much more rapidly than did the Bolsheviks, who were granted by history a period of
fifteen years to prepare for victory as an organized political force. The
Third International, within the short space of one year, has already
scored a decisive victory, has defeated the yellow, social-chauvinist
Second International. Only a few months ago the latter was Incomparably stronger, than the Third; lt appeared stable and potent; tt
enjoyed support from all sides, direct material assistance (Ministerial
posts, passports, the Press) as well as the moral support of the bourgeoisie all over the world.    Today it iH dying.
The main thing now ts that the Communists of each country should,
in full consciousness, study both the fundamental problems of the
struggle wtth opportunism and "Left" doctrlnairism, and the specific
peculiarities which this struggle Inevitably assumes In each separate
country, according to the idiosyncrasies of Its politics, economics, culture, national composition (e.g., Ireland), Its colonies, religious divisions,
etc. Everywhere ls felt an ever-widening and Increasing dissatisfaction wtth the Second International, a dissatisfaction due to Its opportunism and its Incapacity to create a real leading centre, able to direct
the International tactics of the revolutionary proletariat in the struggle
for the world Soviet Republic. One must clearly realise that such a
leading centre can, under no circumstances, be built after a single
model, by a mechanical adjustment and equalization of the tactical
rules of the Btruggle. The national and State differences, now existing
between peoples and countries, will continue to exist for a very long
time, even after the realization of the proletarian dictatorship on a
world scale. Unity ot international tactics in the Communist Labour
movement everywhere demands, not the elimination of variety, not the
abolition of the national peculiarities (this at the present moment
ls a foolish dream), out sucn an application of the fundamental prin-
Vancouver Unions
COUNCIL—President, R. W. Hatley;
■ecretwy, J. G. Smith. Meets 3rd Wedneidiy eaeh month la the Pender Hall,
corner of Pender and Howe streets.
Phone  Sey. 291,
ell—Meets   second
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Wednesday in each month in Pender Hall,
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ployees, Local 28—MeeU e«ry second
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of tho Q. B. U. meats on tbe flrst aad
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membera In thli district an Invited to
Secretary-trsasurer,  N.  Booth,  Box  217,
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olplte of Communlam—Soviet power and ttl* Dlctatorihlp of the Proletariat—as will admit of the right modification of theae principles, In
their adaptation and application to national and national-State difference!. The principal problem of the historical moment ln which all
advanced (and not only the advanced) countriea now flnd themselves
lies here; that specific national peculiarities must be studied, ascertained, and grasped before concrete attempts are made In any country
to solve the aspects of the single International problem, to overoomo
opportunism and Left doctrlnairism within the worklng-olass movement, to overthrow the bourgeoisie, and to institute a Soviet Republic
and proletarian dictatorship;'      ■
The main thing—although far from everything—has already been
achieved in winning over the vanguard of the working class, In winning
It over to the side of Soviet power against parliamentarism, to the
side of proletarian dictatorship' against bourgeois democracy. Now
all efforts, all attention, must b$ concentrated on the next step, which
seems, and from a certain standpoint really Ib, less fundamental, but
which Is, In fact, much nearer to a praotical solution of the proletarian
revolution. That step ls to discover the forms of approach or transition to tho proletarian revolution.
The proletarian vanguard haa been won over to our Ideas. Thot is
the main thing. Without this, not even the flrst step to victory can be
taken, but victory is still distant. With the vanguard alone, victory ls
Impossible. It would be not only foolish, but criminal, to throw the
vanguard into the final struggle so long as the whole class, the general
mass, has not taken up a position either of direct support of the
vanguard or at least of benevolent neutrality towards it, so long as
all probability of ItB supporting the enemy is not past. And, in order
that really the whole class, the general mass, of tollers oppressed by
capitalism may come to such a position, propaganda and agitation alone
are not sufficient. For this, the mosses must have their own political
experience. Such Is the fundamental law of all great revolutions, now
confirmed with striking force and vividness, not only ln Russia, but
also In Germany. It has been necessary, not only for the backward,
often Illiterate, masses of Russia, but for the highly cultured, entirely
literate masses of Germany as well, to realize, through their own
suffering, the impotence and characterlessness, the helplessness and
servility before the'bourgeoisie, the dastardllnss of the government of
the knights of the Seoond International, the Inevitability of a choice
between the dictatorship of the extreme reactionaries (Kornllov ln
Russia, Kapp and Co. ln Germany), and the complete dictatorship of
the proletariat—in order to turn them resolutely towards Communism.
The problem of the day for a class-conscious vanguard in the International labour movement (l.e., for the Communist Parties and those
groups with Communist tendencies) is to be able to bring the general
mass—still, ln the majority of cases, slumbering, apathetic, hidebound
and Ignorant—to their new position; It Is to be able to lead, not only
thetr own party, but also- the masses, during the transition period.
Some feel tbat the flrst problem—that of gaining the conscious vanguard of the working-class to the side of Soviet power and proletarian
dictatorship—Ib impossible to solve without a oomplete ideological and
political victory over opportunism and soclal-chauvlnlam. If this is so,
the second problem—that of bringing the masses over to their new
position, which alone can assure the victory of the vanguard ln the
revolution—cannot be solved without the liquidation ofe Left dootrln-
aiiiam, without completely overcoming and getting rid of Its mistakes.
So long as the question was, and still Is, one of gaining the vanguard
of thc proletariat for Communism, just so long and so far will propaganda take the flrst"' place; even sectarian circles, with all the Imperfections of sectarianism, here give useful and truthful results. But
when the question Is one of the'practical activities of the masses, of the
disposition—if it be permissible to uae this expression—of armies numbering millions and of the distribution of all the class forces of a
given society, for the last and decisive fight, here' propaganda alone,
the mere repitltion of the truths of "pure" Communism, will avail
nothing. Here one must count by millions and tens of millions, not
by thousands, as, after all, the propagandist does, the member of a
t'mall group that never yet led the masses. Here one must ask oneself,
not only whether the vanguard of the revolutionary class has been
convinced, but also whether the historically active forces of all classes
uf a given society have been properly distributed, so that the final
battle may not be premature. One must make sure, first, that all the
class forces hostile to us havo fallen into complete enough confusion,
are sufficiently at loggerhead? with, each other, have sufficiently weakened themselves in a struggle boyond their capacities, to give us a
chance of victory; secondly, one 'must ensure that all the vacillating,
wavering, unstable, Intermediate elements—the petit bourgeoisie and
the petit-bourgeois democracy, In contradistinction to the bourgeoisie
—have sufficiently exposed themselves In the eyes of the people, and
have disgraced themselvea through, their material bankruptcy; thirdly,
one must have the feeling of the masses in favour of supporting the
most e'etormined, unselfishly resolute, revolutionary action against the
bourgeoisie. v'*t
Then, Indeed, revolution Is ripe; then, Indeed, if we have correctly
gauged nil the conditions brleflly outlined above, and If we have chosen
the moment rightly, our victory Is   assured.
The differences between the ChurchlUs and Lloyd Georges (thoso
political types exist ln all countries, allowing for trifling national variations) and between tho Hendersons and Lloyd Georges are quite unimportant and shallow from the viewpoint of pure—i.e., of abstract Communism, thtt is, of Communism-which hp- not yet ripened into practical
mass political activity. But from the viewpoint of the practical activity
of the mnt'pes, these differences are exceedingly important The Communist who wishes to be not only a class-conscious convinced propagandist but a practical leader of the masses ln the revolution, must
onrefutly estimate these differences, and determine the moment of the
oomplete maturity of the conflicts which Inevitably weaken and deblll-
t.iiu all these "friends"; herein lies his whole work, his whole problem.
It Ib necessary to co-ordinate the strictest devotion to the Ideas of
Communif.ni with the ability to accept all necessary practical compromises, muiiceuvringB, temporlsings, zig-zags, retreats and the like.
This co-ordination Ib essential ln order to hasten the rise and fall, the
realization and the withering away, of the political power of the Hendersons (the heroes of the Second International, to mention no names,
the representatives of the petit bourgeois democracy who call themselves Socialists); it is essential In order to facilitate their Inevitable
practical bankruptcy, which enlightens the masses precisely after our
ideas precisely in the direction of Communism. One must precipitate
the Inevitable quarrel and conflicts between the Hendersons, Lloyd
Georges and ChurchlUs (Mensheviks, Socialist Revolutionaries, Cadets
and Monarchists; Scheidemanns, bourgeoisie, and Kapps, etc.) and
choose correctly the moment of the maximum disintegration betweon
all these "buttresses of sacred private property," ln order to defeat
them all In one decisive offensive of the proletariat, and conquer political
History ln general, the history of revolutions ln particular, has always
been richer, more varied and variform, more vital and "cunning" than
Is cocncelved of the best parties, by the most conscious vanguards of
thc most advanced classes. This is natural, for the best vanguards express the consciousness, will, passions and fancies of but tens of thousands, wlierens the revolution Is effected at the moment of the exceptional uplift and exertion of all the human faculties—consciousness,
will, passion, phantasy—of tens of millions, spurred on by the bitterest
class war. From this there follow two very Important practical conclusions; first, the revolutionary class, for the realization of Its object,
must be able to master all forms or aspects of social activity, without
the slightest exception (completing, after the conquest of political
power, sometimes with great risk and tremendous .danger, what had
been left undone before this conquest); secondly, that the revolutionary
classes must be ready for the most rapid and unexpected substitution
of one form for another.
Everyone will agree that the behaviour of that army which does not
prepare to master all types of weapons, all means and methods of warfare which the enemy may possess, Is unwise and even criminal; but
this applies even mofe to politics than to armies. In politics it Is still
less possible to foresee which means of struggle, under the varying
future circumstances, will prove applicable and useful to us. If we do
not possess all the means of struggle, we may suffer a heavy—at times
even a decisive—defeat, If the changes In the situation of other classes
which are beyond our control should make the order of the day that
form of activity tn which we aro especially weak. Possessing all the
means of struggle, we surely conquer, once we represent the Interests
of the truly foremost, truly 'revolutionary class, evon though circumstances may permit us to use, all the weapons most dangerous to our
onemy, weapons which the more qi^ickly deal htm deadly blows.
Inexperienced revolutionaries often think that logal means of struggle
are opportunist, for the bourgeoisie often (especially ln "peaceful" non-
revolutionary times) use suoh legal means to deceive and fool the
workera. On the other hand, they think that Illegal means in the
struggle are revolutionary. This is not true. What ia true la that the
opportunists and traitors of the working olass are those parties and
leaders who are unable, or who do not want ("Don't say 'I can't,' say
I won't' ") to apply Illegal means to the struggle. Take, for example,
Buch conditions as prevailed during the imperialist war of 1114-1(18)
whsn ths bourgeoisie of the freest democratic countries deceived the
workers wth an outrageous Insolence and oruelty, prohibiting the truth
as to the marauding character bf the war to bo spoken.
But those who cannot co-ordinate Illegal forms of ths struggle with
legal ones are very poor revolutionaries. It Is not at all difficult to bs
a good revolutionary once the .revolution has already broken out—whsn
all and everyone Joins the revolution from more enthusiasm, beoause It
is the fashion, sometimes svsn from considerations of personal gain. It
costs the proletariat labor, great labor and I may say excruciating pains,
to rid itself after the victory of these pseudo-revolutionists. But lt ls
far more difficult, and yet mors valuable, to know how to bs a revolutionary, even when conditions are yet lacking for direct, general, truly
mass, and truly revolutionary action; to bs ablo to defend tho Intorests
of the revolution by propaganda, agitation and organization, In non-
revolutionary Institutions and often times In downright reactionary surroundings, amongst masses that are Incapable of Immediately understanding tho necessity for revoultionary methods. To' be able to flnd, to
sense, to detormine the concrete plan of Btlll Incomplete revolutionary
methods and measures, leading the masses to the real, decisive, final,
great revolutionary strugglo—this is the ohlef problem ot modern Communism ln Western Europe and America.
Take, for example, Britain. Wo cannot know, and no ono Is capabls
of predicting truly, how soon a real proletarian revolution will break
out there, and what, moro than any other, will be the oause whloh will
awaken and Inflame tho now slumbering masses to revolution. It Is
therefore lnoumbent upon us to oarry on our preparatory work so
to be "shod on all four feet," as the lata Piokhanov was wont to say,
whon he was yot a Marxist aad a rsvoluttonlst. Possibly It will ba a
parliamentary orisls which will "break tho iosj" possibly It will be a
(Ooatlnusi sb pago •)
Do Not like the I. W. W.
to Be Called
A successful business meeting of
the local General Workers Unit of
the O. B. U. was held at 166 Maple
street, Sunday, March 6. A large
well framed picture was given to
the local O. B. U. Unit by a Russian fellow worker, who Is leaving
for his native country.
Besides dealing with problems In
the local, the meeting added several members to the membership
oommlttee, which has planned to
cover oach one of ten districts In
tbe city by means of a committee
of Ave to eaoh district.
The following statement .submitted by the press committee, and
ondbrsed by the membership, was
sent to the editor of the Selma,
Caifornia, Workers Bulletin and
the Chicago offlce of the O. B. U.
The statement was drawn up ln
answer to some slanderous reflections on the I. W. W. ln an article
contributed to Issue No. 2 of tho
Workers' Bulletin by the publicity
committeo of the O. B. U.
"The O. B. U. General Workers
Unit of Lawrence, Mass,, goes on
record as psrotestlng against the
use of the, name and official authority of an O. B. U. publication
for the purpose of attacking the I.
W. W. Syndicalism, or any other
revolutionary working class philosophy or organization.
"The worKcrs of Lawrence owe
everything to the I. W. W., and
they know from experience that
the I. W. W. haB rendered a unique service to American Labor. It
has taught the workers the meaning of direct action, of taking power into their own hands, not only to
secure better conditions, but to
abolish the entire system of wage
slavery, Hence the Lawrence
workers cannot stand for any slanderous reflection on the revolutionary spirit and dreams of the I.
W. W.
"On the other hand, experience
of at least two long bitter strikes
and the failure of organizations
created In the atmosphere of sensationalism to hold the workere together, have taught these Lawrence
workera a lesson. They have learned to use their own Judgment, to
eliminate official interforence as
well as sensationalism and dogmatism, and to look for actual power
ln the hands of the rank and flle.
They flnd that the One Big Union,
as developed from tho experience
of the Canadian workers, ts more
effective than the J. W. W., not any
more revolutionary In spirit, but
more powerful ln the tactics of tho
class struggle. The low per capita,
local autonomy and local centralisation, . together with the absence
of official domination and jurisdictional squabbles, make the O. B.
U. a more highly perfected machine of direct action, both for se-
surlng Immediate demands, and
for capturing the tottering system
of production for proflt. The I.
W. W., on the other hand. Is hampered by Its division Into industrial
unions, and Its emphasis on b&lld-
Ing the structure of the new society within the shell.of the old,
an educational mirage which ls
distracting the attention of the
militant rank and flle from the
struggle whloh must be waged flrst
before the workers get a chanoe to
run Industry for themselveB.
"But the choice of tho O. B. U.
ln Lawrence was not In any sense
a repudiation of the revolutionary
class consciousness of ths I. W. W.
Time will show that the O. B. U. Is
a more affective weapon ln the
struggle. It ls all a question of
power for the workers. In the
meantime tho Lawrence unit of tho
O. B. U. asserts Its looal autonomy,
by Insisting that the tono of the
reflections on the I. W. W. In the
above mentioned does not repre-
Your union Is behind the times
lf Vancouver postmen do not deliver The Federatlonist to Its member hsip every Friday morning.
Easter Shoe
New stock bought at the low 1921
pricei and marked to sell at a low
margin. You benefit by our careful
buying from $3 to $4 per pair.
Smart looking, good wearing shoes for men. These are
lines that we have been selling at $12.00 till this month,
and are splendid values. Black, cocoa, mahogany,
duchess and Russia calfskins. The new d»Q (\t_
special price is o_rafo _t\J
An unusually good black kid, one-eyelet tie, with smart Cuban
heel and medium weight sole. This ls splendid &£ t_{\
value at the low price of, pair  epO.Utl
A special buy enables us to sell
you this patent Oxford, with
short vamp and high Cuban
heel, at, CK QC
pair  epOtavO
Classic Cross Strap Kid
Slipper, with Louis heel,
Maekay sole. This Is one
of the new effects shown
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Genuine Goodyear welted Oxfords, In line quality velour calfskin; low heel, suitable for growing girls or anyone who likes
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these at    9 I **J*J
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sent the feeling of the new O. B.
U. members ln Lawrence, and that
the rank and flle of both the I. W.
W. and the O. B. U. should bring
pressure to bear on thetr respective officials to forward a movement for bringing the two American O. B. U.'s together Into One
Big Union of the working class."
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think your cut-torn Is much use to
them, or they would advertise their
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when yon are about to make • purchase.
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Cotillion Hall
FRIDAY, APRIL 1st, 1921
Whist at 8:15
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"Left Wing" Communism
—An Infantile Disorder
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On snd _ftir Ju. 1. 1920, wt mu be
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Italian Socialists Want to
Conduct Theatres in
, Every Town
Rome—The Italian theatre lt
passing through a strange crltls.
On the one hand aotors and all employees are agitating for "control."
On the other the Sooialist Party
asks millions of Ure from the government to allow lt to conduct a
people's theatre ln every town
where Socialists have a majority ln
the city counoll. '  -
The Confederation of Theatre
Workers demands the abolition of
the'aot o r-ma nager the despotic producer and the rich man whb "protects" certain artists at the expense
of the whole olass. Thoy have won
the sympathy of the Dramatic Authors Union, and lta help In drawing up a scheme of control, whloh
has been presonted to Premier
The Socialists demand that town
councils shall have the right to
expropriate any privately owned
theatre for the proletariat and to
"seize" alt seats owned by families
which for generations have supported theatres and only get a private box or a seat ln return. For
the upkeep and decorating of these
theatres the Socialists want 30,-
000,000 lire per commune to be
paid by the "middle claas" taxpayer, the government to provide
tho money needed for actors, authors and othors concerned.
The schemo is a faintly veiled
plnn to Set free theatres In which
to present revolutionary plays.
In Milan and other places where
tho town counoll ts made up mostly ot Socialists, theatres are being
requisitioned for that purpose.
10,000     CANADIAN     WORKS&W
A speolal dispatch hu Jutt been
received from Moscow, ln whloh
Prof. Martinovsky, 0f the commissariat of Health, advises that-there
are about 10,000,000 sufferers from
malignant malaria in Rusaia at
this time. Tht qui. Int on hand
ln all Russia with whloh to oombat
thlt pernicious disease amount! to
about -000 lbs,: a mere drop In
the bucket. Besides thlt tuberculosis and typhus art also doing
their share ln ravaging tht populations.
Appeals tor fundi havt from
Sept, 18, 1» 10, to Maroh 14, 1011,
resulted In .20,7-5.87 been contributed In Weitern Canada, out of
which $16,000 worth of medical
supplies have been shipped to and
received ln Soviet Russia. It li
quite evident that owing to the
continued hostility ot tht Allied
governmenti towards trading with
Soviet Russia, it ll absolutely essential that the workers continue
to give relief to Soviet Russia and
Soviet Ukraine. In order to more
evenly regulate the syatem of collections, the medical relief committee for Soviet Russia and Soviet Ukraine, has decided to open
up a oampalgn for contributions of
tl per month towards thli fundi
The committee hopes to secure in
Canada 10,000 suoh contributors,
Greatest Stock of
in Greater Vancouver
Replete in every detail
41 BitUin ItaMt Wtrt
Irritation Between French
SoldierB and German
Citizens     /
(By Laurence. Todd)
Washington—How long btfort
tht French in Germany will face
a tituatlon suoh at the British
now faoe ln Ireland.
How long before a war.Of mutual extermination wlU have resulted from the consent of Lloyd
George to tht French demand that
they be permitted to go In and
collect war Indemnity from tht
German! - at tht bayonet't point J
Returned war correspondent!
here, offering advice to tht Hud*
ing administration, disagree al to
the perloS ot time whloh will
elapse btfort tkt anal tragedy It
realised, but thty agrtt that thl
horror 0f a ntw wtr ll nOw Inevitable.
Ont of tht mott widely read of
then propagandist!, who looks
oalmly for tht arrival of a general
oollapat ot European Industrial
and political inititutlon! alt tht but*
comt of tht advance of tht French
beyond tht Rhine, palnta thlt plo-
Hi net tht French toldiirt and
tht German cltlieni Irritating eaoh
othtr Into a petty quarrtl, follow
td by tht .hooting-ot a few soort
of. tht (..mane al an objeot lotion. Thta tht German pride will
assert itielf, and a gtneral .campaign of Individual acts of violence,
emerging from a policy of paetlvt
reslltanoe to (ht Frenoh occupation, will bt developed. Crtnoh
hunger for war Indemnity and reparation! will lead to a wholesale
seizure and carrying off of personal ' property from German artai
when violence hat appeared. Ai-
tasslnatlon of French soldiers Will
be tht nut ttep. Oerman prison-
en will bt faktn and war WUl
gradually be resumed.
Thtr expert silt tht French, -lta
fear of Russian'Intervention, cutting off and, It necessary, destroying, all the ooal and Iron resource!
of Germany, and finally Foch conducting a retreat to the Rhine, laying waatt the Industrial district! aa
ht gott. By thlt prooeii France
will havt not only retaliated for
German, destruction of tht. lndut-
but will have destroyed the possibility of early reconstruction of tin
France can now. feed herself, and
aa sht owei the other powers lhe
need not .worry over the starvation
of million! of worken ln Britain
and Italy, who will bt dtprlytd of
employment If Germarfy It made
an economlo desert.    ...
Thlt li an extreme—posBlbly a
fantastie—view of the Immediate
future of Western Europe. Tet
conservative newspaper men who
spent yean tn Europe during and
alnct tht war are Impressed with
the desperate willingness of the
Frenoh government to take a step
which would admittedly mean suicide for tht existing eoonomlo order on tht continent and In Berlin.
They believe that, the. European
Labor movement,, largely represented by the Amsterdam International, ii powerless to stop the
French advance, or to prevent the
war of suppression which will result.
which would net 110,000 per
month, and with other contributions and proceed! of meeting! and
entertainments, would enable thla
committee to send some }12,000 or
115,000 worth of medical supplies
to Soviet Russia, as Canada's share
of up-keeping the workers, whllt
these workers are continuing thetr
flght with the counter-revolutionary forces.
Flu out the. pledge blank you
will flnd elsewhere In this paper,
and mall lt to the secretary. Tou
will thus be placing yourself on
record as .against the .Inhuman
blockade conducted by the enemies of Soviet Russia, and. you will
be extending a friendly hand to the
suffering population! of Soviet
Ruiata and Soviet Ukraine,
(Contlnued from page 4)
-trlttt. .rescuing fro.a the hopelessly confused colonial and imperlalst
aAtaaonlams, whioh become more and more painful and acute from
fday.-co .day; possibly from some quite unseen third cause. We are not
-Ittaking of which itruggle will decide the fate of the proletarian revolu
tlon lu England—this question doei not route any doubts in tht minds
of Communists, thlt question for all of ui is deolded and decided finally
—we'are speaking of what will Induce tht now llumbtrlng proletarian
liMI e _ to move towarda and directly approach the revolution. Let us
fit forget how in the Frenoh bourgeois revolution, ln a altuation
Vhiclt, from the International and domestic aspect, wat a hundred times
fe_s revolutionary than at present, such an unexpected and petty cause
as one among thousands ot dishonest tricks ot the. reactionary military
caste (the Dreyfui case) wat enough to bring tht people face to face
with' civil' war.
The Communlta ln Britain must continuously, anlduously and determinedly utilise both the parliamentary elections and every opening
offered by tht Irish, colonial and world-lmperlallit polloy of tha Britlah
Government, and all other aspects, domains and spheres of pubUc life,
working everywhere In the ntw Communist spirit, tht spirit not of the
Si»-Ond, but of ths Third International. Neither time nor space per-
mlts mt to describe here tht manner of tht Ruuian Bolihevlk pnrtlcl
patlon ln tht parliamentary elections and itruggle; but I can atsurt the
Cominunlitl abroad that lt wat not at all like the.usual Weat European
parliamentary campaign. From this tht conclusion It often drawn
"6h| Well, our parllamtntarltm li different from youn in Russia." Thlt
is Hit Wrong ooneluilon. Communlttt, adherent! tt tht Third International,' exlit In til eountrlti precisely for the purpose ot adapting, along
tht whole lint. In tvtry domain ot Uft, tht old Soclaliit, Trade Unlonlit,
Syndicalist and parliamentarian aotlvltles to tht ntw Communst Idea.
We, tot, had pltnty cf opportunltm, purt bourgeolt trafficking!, rascally
capitalist dealings In our eleotlon* Tht Communist! of Western Europe
and America must learn to create a new parliamentarism, entirely distinct from th* usual opportunist, office-seeking form. Thli new parlla*
mtntarlain muit bt und by tht Communlit Party tt wt forth itt programmo; It mutt bt uaed by the real proletarian, who, In co-operation
With the unorganlted tad vtry muoh Ignonfl poor, ahould go from
house to houtt of tht worktn, trom hut to hut of tht agricultural proletariat and tlolattd peasantry, carrying and distributing leaflets. (For-
tuntttly, tat Europe then IM ftwtr Itolattd peasant! thu In Ruuia,
an'd fewer itlll ta England.) Tht Oommunltt ihould penetrate Into tht
humbleit tavarne, ihould find hit way Into tht unlont, societies, and
ohanoe-gathering! of tht common people and talk with thim, not
learnedly, nor too muoh after the parliamentary fashion. He should not
for a moment think ot a "plaot" In parliament; hit only object ihould
be everywhere to awaken the mlndi ot tht ptoplt, to attract tht masiet,
to trip tht bourgtolilt up on thtlr own words, utilising tht apparatus
created by them, tht eleotlon oonteitt arrangtd by thtm, tht appeal!
to the whole ptoplt liiutd by thtm, tt prtaoh Bolthtvlam to tht
massei. -Undtr tht rait ot tht bourgtolilt thlt It poiol.blt only during
an-election campaign—not counting, of coune, the ocottlon of gnat
ttrlkei, when a tlmllar apparatut of general agitation may be uUliitd,
« wt utilised. It, etui mon Intensely. It It exceedingly difficult to do
thlt in Western Europi and Amtrlca, but It can and muat bt dont,
■for-without labor tht problemi ot Communism oan In no war bt solvtd.
Itali necesiary to-work for tht solution of all practical problems which
art becoming mora and mon varltd, mon and mon Involved with all
branohei of pubUo life, at tht Communlttt tend to conquer one field
after anothor from the bourgeoisie.
Likewise in Britain lt ia necessary to put the work of propaganda,
of agitation and organiiation ln the army, and among the nationalltiet
oppressed and deprived of equal rights tn "their" Empire (e.g., Ireland,
Egypt, ete.), on a new basis. Thlt work muit be carried on not on
Socialist but on Communlit lines, not ln tht nformlst but In the revolutionary manner. For all these spheres of publlo life are especially
trial region  of northern Franct,t|ttltd> with InfiammaUt material and areata many oauses for conflicts,
«srlse» enhancement! ot the class itruggle.   This Is especially true ln the
epoch of Imperialism generally, and particularly now when war has ex-
industrial    society    of    Europe, iMuitfd tht peoples and hat opened their eyei to tht truth—namely,
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ithat-tem of millions have been killed and maimed solely to decide
whether English or Oerman plunderer, ahould rob more countries. We
ndt-not know, and we cannot know, which ot the Inflammable sparki
which now fly ln all countrlu, fanntd by the economlo and political
World toMi, will bt tht one to itart tht conflagration (In thi sense of
V-ipuHloular awakening of the massei); we are, therefore, bound to
Mill-, our ntw Communist principle! ln the cultivation of all and every
Held lot endeavor, no matter how old rotten and seemingly hopeless.
lOthorwise we Bhall not be equal to tht occasion, ihall not be comprehensive, ahall not be prepared to muter ill tht typu of weapons ln the
•boggle, shall not be ready for victory over the bourgeoisie—whloh Is
responeible for tht areatlon of all the aspect! of publlo life, but whtch
has ,»ow disrupted them, and disrupted them In a purely bourgeoli
manner... Not. without careful preparation ahall we be ready for the
Impending Communlit reorganization of aoclety after our victory.
. After the proletarian revolution in Ruuia and the vtctoriei (so unexpected for the bourgeoisie and all Philistines) on ah Internal scale of
thit revolution, the whole world, hu become different. The bourgeoisie
ll scared and enraged by "Bolshevism," a'nd has been driven almoat
to the point pf madness. On the one hand It hastens the development
of events, and on the other lt concentrates Its attention on the forcible
suppression of Bolshevism, thus weakening Its position ln a great many
other fields. The Communist! of all.advanced countrlee must reckon
with both theee circumstance! In their taotlcs.
When the Russian Cadets (Constitutional Democrats) and Kerensky
raised a hue-and-cry against the Bolsheviki (especially after April,
1917, and particularly ln June-July, 1917), they rather "overdid It."
Millions of copies of bourgeois papen, which are raising all sorts of
howls .gainst the Bolsheviks, helped to draw the maeses Into a study
of Bolshevism; and, apart from the newspapers, the whole public, precisely because of the zeal of the bourgeoisie, wet taken up with discussions about Bolshevism. At prosent, the millionaires of all countriea
art behaving, on an International scale, ln such a manner at to deserve
our heartiest thanks. They are hunting Bolshevism with the Heme
zeal oa. did Kerensky and Co.; they are "overdoing It," and helping ua
quite as much- as did Kerensky. When the French bourgeoisie makes
Bolshevism the central point of the eleotlon oampalgn, scolding as Bolsheviks the comparatively moderate and vacillating Socialists; when
the American bourgeoisie, having completely lost Its head, seizes thousands and thousand! of peoplo upon suspicion of Bolshevism, and creates an atmosphere ot panic, spreading alarms of Bolshevist plots broadcast; when the English bourgeoisie (the "sedatest" ln the world), In
spite of all Its wisdom and experience, commits acta of incrodlble
stupidity, forma tht richest "Counter-Bolshevik" societies, creates a
special literature on the subject, and hires for the struggle against lt
a large number of sclentlBta, priests and agitators—wt must then bow
aiid thank these worthy capitalists. They work tor us. They help us
to get the masses Interested ln the question of the nature and significance of Bolshevism. And they cannot aot otherwise; for to "pass
over" Bolshevism ln silence, to stifle it—ln thli they have already failed.
But at the same time the bourgeoisie uu ln Bolshevism only one
side—insurrection, violence, terror; lt endeavors therefore to prepare
Itself especially for resistance and opposition ln that direction alone.
It ls possible that ln single coses, tn Individual countries, and for more
or less short periods, lt wtll succeed. We must reckon with such a
possibility, and there is absolutely nothing dreadful to us ln the fact
that the bourgeoisie might have temporary success ln this, Communism
"springs up" from positively all sides of social life. IU Bprouts are
everywhere; the "contagion," to use the favorite and picas, nt metaphor
of the bourgeoisie and the bourgeois police, hu very thoroughly penetrated the organism and .totally Impregnated lt. If one of the outlets
were to be stopped up with special cart, the "contagion" would find
another, sometimes a most unexpected, outlet. Lift will assert Itself.
Leave the bourgeoisie to rage, let It work Itself Into a frenzy, commit
stupidities, take vengeance in advance on tht Bolsheviks, and endeavor to exterminate (In India, Hungary, etc.) more hundreds, thousands, and hundreds of thousands of tht Bolsheviki of -yesterday and
tomorrow. Acting thus, the bourgeoisie acts u did all classes condemned to death by history. Communists know that the future at nny
rale is theirs; therefore, we can, and1 must, unite the lntcnsost passion
In the great revolutionary strugglo with the coolest and soberest appro-
t'tion of the mad ravings of tht bourgeoisie. Tho Russian rovolu-
n was defeated heavily In 1905; the Russian Bolsheviks were beaten
lbi July, 1917; over 15,000 Oerman Communists were killed by means
of1 the'clever provocation and tht artful manoeuvres of Scholdemann
_%d T-oske, working with the bourgeoisie and monarchist generals;
White Terror It raging In Finland and Hungary. But in all cases
And lh all countries Communism grows and li hardened; lti rooti
are' so deep that persecution neither weaken! nor debllltatoi, but
rt_th. r strengthens lt. Only one thing more Is needed to lqid us surely
an'd (irmly to victory, namoly, tht consciousness everywhere that all
Communlstt, In all countries, muit display a maximum flexibility In
tlieir' tactlci. The only thing wanting to Communism, which It splen-
dldly'advanclng, especially In the advanced countries, Is this conscous-
ness rind the skill of applying it ln practice,
'That which hu happened to Kautsky, Otto Bauer and others, highly erUdlte Marxian, devoted to Soclallim, and leaden ot the Second
International, could and ought to serve ni a useful lesson. They fully
hppi-Clated tht necessity of pliable tactlci, they learned and taught
to othen tht Marxist dialollcs—and much of what they have dono In
that nspect will remain for ever a valuable acquisition to Socialist
literature. But In the application of those dlalotlos they made a groat
mistake; they showed themielvei In practlct to be so umllaletlc, and
to incapablt of reckoning with the rapid changes of forms and the
npld fllling of old forms with new contents that their fate Is not
muoh more enviable than that of Hyndman, Ouesdt and Plekhanov.
Tht main reaaon for their bankruptoy wat that their oyos were "fastened" upon fixed form of the growth of the working-class movemont
and of Socialism. They forgot all about Hi one-ildednees, and wero
afraid to peroelve the sharp break which, by virtue of objective condition!, became unavoidable; ao thty continuo to ropeat the simple,
at flrst glance self-evident truth, onct learned by rote; "Three are
more than two." But politics resembles algebra more than nrlth-
mttlo, and lt it mon like higher than lower mathematics, in reality
all tht old formi of Soclaliit movement have been filled with new
contents; then apptari before the flgurei, consequently, a new sign,
'minus"; and our wlseacru stubbornly continue to pcrsundo themselves and others that "mlnut throe' It mon than "minus two"!
Communists must endtavor not to repeat tho same mistake; or, to
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apeak mora precisely, tht sama mlatakt—committed th* othtr war
round br tha Left Communhrtt—mutt bt eorrtottd toOAtr and mora
quickly In order to get rid of It' with latt pain to tht organism. Not
only Right but Ltft doctrlnairism la a mlatakt. Of count tht mlatakt
of tht latter In Communlam ia at tha present moment a thousand
timet less dangtrout and leas signlflcant than the mlatakt of Right
doctrlnairism (I.e., eoclal-chauvlnism and Kautskyianlsm); but, attar
all, thtt Is dut to tht fact that Ltft Communism It quite a young
currant, Juat comng Into being. Foor thlt reaaon tht dltttat under
certain condltlona can be easily cured, and It ta necessary to begin
lta treatment with tha utmost energy.
The old forms havt burst; for tht contents (anti-proletarian and
reactionary) obtained an Inordinate development Wt now have*
from the standpoint of the development of International Communism,
strong, powerful contents at work for Soviet power- and tht. prolt-
tartan dictatorship, and these can and mutt manifest themselves la
any form, new aa old; tht new spirit can and must regenerate, oon«
quer and subjugate all forms, not only tht new but tht old, not foe
the purpose ot reconciling the new with the old forme, but to enable
ua to forge all forms, new and old, Into a weapon for tht final decisive and unswerving victory of Communism.
The Communists mutt strain every effort to direct tht movement of
the working class, and the development of society generally, along
the Btralghtest and quickest way to the universal victory of govltt
power and the proletarian dictatorship, Thla truth lt Incontestable.
But It Is onough to take ont little step farther—a ttep It would atom
In the same direction—and truth It transformed Into error! It H
enough to say, aa to ths German and British "Ltft" Communist*
that we acknowledge only one straight road, that we do hot admit a
mistake, whloh la capable of bringing, and, ln fact, hat brought and
is bringing,, the most serious harm to Communlam. Right doctrlnairism haa foundered on the recognition of only the old forms, and hai
become totally bankrupt, not having perceived the new contents. Ltft
doctrlnairism unconditionally repudiates certain old forma, falling to
boo that the new content ls breaking ltt way through all and tvtry
form, that lt ls our duty at Communists to master them all, to learn
how to supplement, with the maximum rapidity, ont form by another,
and to adapt our tactics to all auch changes, caused not by our elate
nor by our endeavors.
World revolution haa been given a powerful impetus by tht horror*
atrocities and villainies of the world Imperialist war, and by the hopt-
lessness of the position created by tt. This revolution la spreading
more widely and deeply with auch supreme rapidity, with such splendid
richness of varying forms, with suoh an Instructive, practical refutation
of all doctrlnairism, that there Is every hope of a speedy and thorough
recovery of the International Communist movement from tht Infantile
disorder of "Left" Communism,
April IT, 1110.
(To bt continued.)
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Story of the Commune
(Continued (rom page 1)
according to a plebiscite numbered
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was, that the National Ouard was
mainly composed of working men,
armed proletarians, and the antagonism between It and the government, consisting almost exclusively of bourgeois, soon came to
an issue.
On Oct. 31, the working class battalions stormed the Hotel de Ville,
and made prisoners of some of the
members of the government, but
the Intervention of middle class
battalions freed them again. In
order not . to provoke civil war
within Paris, besieged by a foreign
power, the existing government
was permitted to remain ln offlce.
Further dissatisfaction arose, as
the reeult of treachery and breach
of faith on the part of the government, who defended General Trochu. Later on lt was discovered
that Trochu was hand in glove with
the Parisians.
At this time, Gambetta and
Thiers were offering the throne of
France to whoever would accept
lt, even to the cunning Bismarck.
The siege lasted five months, and
population of Paris was re-
duced to. starvation, eating the
flesh of dogB, horses, rats and cats
as food. The provisional government finally capitulated on Jan. 28,
1871. The forts were surrendered,
the line fortifications were disarmed, the weapons of the line,
and of the Guard Mobile were
handed over to the Germans, and
the men themselves regarded as
prisoners of war. But the National Guard retained their arms and
cannon, and only entered Into a
truce with the conquerors. The
Germans did not venture upon a
triumphal entry Into Pairs. Only
a small part of Paris, consisting
mostly of public parks, was occupied, and even then only for a
few days. And during the whole
time, they, who had left Paris ln
a atate of siege for 181 days, found
themselves in their turn, surrounded by armed Parisian workmen,
who carefully watched lest any
Prussian should overstep the narrow limits of the quarter reserved
for the foreign conqueror.. The
terms of surrender were not yet
completed. The basis of the negotiations was, a fortnight's armistice, the Immediate convocation of
an assembly, the occupation of the
forts, the disarmament of all the
soldiers and mobiles with the exception of one division. On Jan,
29, the German flag was hoisted
on the forts of Paris; 400,000 men,
armed with muskets and cannon,
surrendered before an army of
200,000. Reviewing the events following, the speaker dealt with the
attempt of the representatives of
the monarchists to remove the
seat of government from Paris,
which  aroused  the wrath of the
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Parisian bourgeois, also the lifting
of the moratorium, which had
been declared during the siege.
Paris prepared to take action, and
the deputies called for an election,
An attempt to disarm the National Guard was made, but failed.
Government troops decided to join
the workers, and the two generals,
Lecomte and Clement Thomas,
were shot. The red flag was rata-
ed on March 18. Paris armed for
resistance, and war was declared
against Thiers at the head of the
French government, sitting at Versailles. On March 26, fhe Paris
Commune was elected, and proclaimed on the 28th. On the 30th,
the Commune abolished conscrlp;
tlon, and the standing army, and
all military forces except the "National Guard, to which all citizen's
capable of bearing arms were to
belong. It remitted all rents from
Oct, 1870, to April, 1871. The
separation of church and state,
and the abolition of all state payments for religious purposes,'1 was
declared. Also the transformation
of all ecclesiastical wealth into national property. On April 6,'the
guillotine was publicly burned, and
later.the column on the Place yen-
dome was overthrown, as being
movement of national vanity and
international jealousy. The Commune alao ordered the destruction
of the chapel erected in expiation
of the execution of Louis XVI. The
Commune bore a distinctively proletarian character, being composed of working men, or their -recognized representatives. And the
class character of the Parisian
movement hltehrto thrust Into
the background by the struggle
against a foreign Invader, came
clearly and emphatically to the
The speaker then dealt In detail
with the chief Incidents of the
Communards regime, the fire at
the Tuillerles, and the protection
of art treasures by the Parisian
workmen, the friction between the
practical element, and the noisy
talkers with schemes incapable of
being put into operation. He referred also to the action of the
Prussians, in releasing the French
prisoners of war In Germany, and
how they were given baok their
arms, and sent t0 aid the Versailles ■ troowj. in their attack upon.
Paris. He made reference to the
ohange in the attitude of Thiers
towards the Commune. His Ian
gunge previously ambiguous and
non-committal, now becaem brutal, threatening an dlnsultlng. On
May 21, the government troops en
tered the city, by the treachery of
someone within, and the help of
the Prussians who occupied the
northern and eastern forts. The
battle on the streets now began,
and after fighting bravely at the
barricades, at a fearful disadvantage, the last defenders of the
Commune succumbed on the
Heights of Belleville. Then the
murder of helpless men, women
and children began; they were
slaughtered in hundreds. The
massacre nt the Pere la Chaise
cemetery was vividly described by
the speaker, and referred to as
eloquont witness of what ferocity
the ruling class are capable of,
whon the proletarian dares to
challenge them.
Dealing with the Incidents following the overthrow of the Communards, Comrade Harrington
made some telling points as to the
need for a clear understanding of
their class position by the workers.
The ruling class In France maintained their position only by the
use of ignorant slaves, eager to do
their master's bidding, and so are
the ruling class of today kept ln
power and privilege.
The workers must learn to attend to their own affairs, and let
their masters' problems alone.
Armed with facts ln regard to the
class nature of society, the apologists of the bourgeoisie can be defeated. This is the lesson io be
learnt from the story of the Paris
Commune; let us read It aright,
and remember. Various questions
were dealt with at the close of the
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Dr. Hardikar Gives Hie
Impressions of How
It Works
Dr. N. ft Hardikar, a scholarly
young Hindu who haa been touring
the Statea on behalf of thtt Salt-
Determination League of India,:fa'
vored Vancouver with several of his
able leetures in the neighborhood of
laat week-end, one of thoie being
delivered to a large audience tn the
Pender Hall last Friday evening,
when he spoke on "BrltlBh Rule in
This hall, which haa been the
aeane of various significant happenings in recent yeara, waa on thia occasion the rendezvous of many natives of India, conspicuous by their
black or whit, turbans and forming, probably, at least on. hall of
the throng whloh filled th. meata.
Ihe stairways, and th. balcony, and
even stood ln dosens and scores
•gainst the walls.
Comrade Rahelm officiated as
ohalrman and, In his double capacity as fellow-countryman of the
lecturer and old-time adherent of
the Vancouver Socialist party, he
evidently felt strongly tempted to
utilise the opportunity to say a few
things on hla own account. Row-
ever, he struggled manfully against
temptation, with the good-humored
assistance of the comrades present,
and more or less briefly introduced
the apeaker. "What he says will be
backed up by the people of India/'
he declared, as he touched on the
scholarly accomplishments of Dr.
Hardikar in the present and of the
Hindu race ln the past. "It would
simply surprise you what a depth
of knowledge they possessed," he
said: though that knowledge was
embodied ln a language that was
now in a measure dead, except to
students of Sanskrit like Dr. Hardikar and Comrade Raheim himself,
As -to British rule, or "rule"- ln general, It waa, after all, a "miserable,
insignificant thing;" the axis round
which the whole thing moved was
Not Pleasant Subject
Dr. Hardikar began, "My sisters
and brothers;" but before taking
up his subject, he' observed that he
had been told that some people had
come into the hall to make "disturbance" (with a strong accent on
the first syllable). "If yoa want
to make disturbance," he aald,
"make It, by all means. I have requested my ' countrymen not - to
move an'Inch from their seats.
Those' who wish to'make disturbance—let'them make-lt. Let-tbem
add one more thing to the list, and
show'exactly what this Christian
civilization has taught ua." - (Applause.)
As to-British rule ln India, he
said, "I hate to speak on that subject. It ls not a pleasant subject;
not a pleasant subject to «peak,
and not a pleasant subject to-hear."
However, that was the' subject for
the evening.-'"Whether-you like it
or not, it makes no difference to
me—not In the least. I will tell
you Just exactly what I feel—that
I., what India feels. If you don't
wish to hear, the door la open; get
out." ' (Laughter and approval.)
"It waa In the year 1599," he
narrated, "when the. merchants of
London gathered - together and
formed an . association—a mer-
hants' association." Receiving
thetr charter in 1600,' they started
their work of trading with India—
the fabulous land which Columbus
had sought when he, Instead, discovered. America. Starting with
factories, they went oh to forts;
from forts to fortifications; from
fortifications to garrisons; from
garrisons to armies; and from
armies to conquest. -
Controlling Destinies
From 1757 to 1857, this corporation controlled the destiny of the
Indian people and, In-, fact, ruled
India. In thl. latter year, the rule
of the company came to an end,
and their powers were transferred
to Parliament. This waa In consequence of the outbreak of the so-
called Sepoy Mutiny. A-- similar
•mutiny" which had previously
broken out In America—and succeeded—was called the American
War of Independence. The Sepoy
Mutiny—lf successful—would have
been called the War of Independence ,ln India, the speaker observed.
Looking back over the. period
now covered, the speaker described
the relations, ln the earliest stage,
as those of traders with traders. In
the second stags, they became
those of soldiers with soldiers. In
the third stage they were the relations of masters and slaves. . And
now—"Number four has come,"
said the speaker.
Interrupting his story at this,
point, he called on uny police er
detectives present to take down
Just what he said; and for.' their
benefit he recapitulate* his
enumeration of the three previous
stages. Then he repeated, "Number four has now come—Equals!"
"Ths British Ubor Party has
at least aald so," he added. "We
don't know what will happen. The
backs of the Indian peopl. have
reaohed the wall. We say, Liberty
or Death! We have reached the
wall, and we are standing there."
Not Homo Rule
In this year ot grace 1881,-how-
ever, the entire scheme w»s -being changed by the new ''home
rule" proposals for India. 'Then
what the hell was she crying for
still. "I want to tell you—M Is
not home rule, but delusion/' the
speaker asserted. It was giving
with one hand, and taking away
with the other. For Instance, India
was to have "control" of her Industries—except the mines, railways, factories, navigation, currency, and a few otber things, the
recital of things set the audience
oaring with laughter. Agriculture
and education were to be "controlled" ln the aame way.
"Only 1.5 per cent, of the population of India Is enfranchised,"
said the lecturer, "and not even
one per oent. of this one and a
half has made use of lt." The
reason was that they "boycotted
everything British." (Applause.)
lAs to "rights," they had seen how
these could be so ruthlessly vio
lated In th. Punjab. (A vole: "W.
know that thay can.")
Today In Indlar-after Ut yeara
et British rule—only one parson
out af tn could read and writ, hla
own languag.. The average i
nual Income waa te.to, and th.
average annual taxation waa 81.00,
leaving a net annual income of
87.80—"7»0 cents for 865 days,'
as the speaker put it
The death rate In India was 32 per
thousand, as compared with 14 In
England, 18 In the United States,
10 in Australia, and nln. In New
Zealand. "Mor. than half the
population today does not get one
complete meal per day. If they
want to fill their stomachs, they
must drink enough water."
Dr. Hardikar waa roundly applauded at the close of his address,
during which he had hold the
closest attention, ..even during the
explanation of intricate details.
British Miners to Be
Locked Out in April
(Contlrued trom page 1)
failure to apply up-to-date machinery, and the scandalous wast, of
fu.t and by-products would be
avoided under a sensible system ot
mlnlag; but under the present ays-
t.m the employer, prefer to close
th. mine., waste huge reserves of
fuel, and cast miners on th. already flooded labor market.
Attack oa Bonus
A n.w complication has been
added to an already delicate position by the announcement that the
government will rule that the miners are to lose the ls. 6d. per shift
now being paid to them under the
atrlke settlement of "last October.
A Correction
The artlole appearing in our last
issue headed "What the Workers
Do Not Know," should have been
credited to tho Socialist Standard,
but Inadvertently thla credit was
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Have Free Vaudeville Show
Victoria, familiarly known aa
"Sleepy Hollow," certainly did not
live up to its reputation Friday
night last, when Mr. Goldstein ad
dressed a publie meeting, held un
der the auspices of the, Knights of
Columbus, lh the Crystal theatre.
His addrsss, if lt could be called
auch, was mad. up of a series of
evasions and equivocations, which
the audience wer. In no mood to
He, aa usual, began with an attack on Socialism, but the audience had him well in hand, and
Mr. Goldstein will not easily tor-
gat his visit to this city.
Being th. anniversary of the
Paris Commune, naturally lt was
singled out and the usual stock of
capitalist lies' exploited, whloh so
roused the crowd that the police
were called ln and in conjunction
with the chairman, endeavored to
restore order.
From then onward, Mr. Goldstein waa "up in the air;" very
much so, and hla attempts to bottle up his rage and exasperation,
were ludlorous, those present admitting that Pantagea was completely outclassed ln the line of
laughter producing vaudeville,
"Some of the Bolsheviks are getting shot now, and it will perhaps
be the turn of aome of the Bolsheviks In this audience next," he yelled. This from a lecturer of repute, who had addresesd 129 meetings In seven months. He then
picked up a book, "The Land Laws
of thc Soviets." (Have you washed
your hands, some one cried), and
read a paragraph on the abolition
of private property. This produced
auch loud applause from those
present that the lecturer was completely flabbergasted, and said he
was sorry to learn that so many
people were In favor of thieving tn
Victoria. The marriage, laws of
the Soviet government were next
attacked, and ostensibly Mr. Goldstein was very much shocked at
the idea that all children born ln
Russia were recognised as legitimate. "Why not?" "What about
the war babies," ste, said the audience.
Finally he gave up the attempt
to answer the questions, and convince a crowd who were botter
posted on the subject than himself, and the last turn was an heroic effort by the six gentlemen on
the platform (Including two reverend fathers) to alng the National
Anthem, which was completely
drowned by cheers for the Bolsheviki, and the singing of the Red
Twenty-four people were killed
ln Ireland, and twenty-five ln Germany, Wednesday, in civil strife.
T— Largeet Exclusive Men's ud Boya' Shoe Store In the West.
The Best
Work Shoe
in the City
The reason why we sell so mnny work shoes. We specialize in this line; giving you the best possible to obtain at
the price. Black or brown soft, pliable Ap< aa
uppers, wide, easy-fitting last, solid soles «pO.UU
Men's and Boys' Shoe Specialist.
4MA Fox's Blue Irish (OO CA
J™ Serge Suits for $**.t>U
It's a shame to sell them at the price.
A guaranteed dye, Blue Irish Serge
Suit, cut, style and fit absolutely thc
Special Prico  $22.50  An sizel
"Correct Olothes"
Spring Hats
$4.95   $5.45   $6.75
$8.75   $9.75
C. D. Bruce
Corner Homer and Hastings Streets
Dick is putting over the
Biggest Clothing Sale held
in Vancouver for years
Offered at Prices That Can't Be Beat
Navy   Blue    English
Suits—Regular to
Clay   Worsted        Young Men'a Tweed Suits—In  fancy
$25.00   IT.:..."     $15.00
West of England Worsted Suits-
fancy colors.   Regular (tOC ttt.
Odd Pants—In Grey, Brown and Navy
Blue- Rwu,m;       $5.45
Extra duality line in West of England
Worsteds. <Clfl l\t\
Rogular to $50  «P<W.Ul»
Pure Wool Pants—Oxford Homespun.
STL* = $5.45
to 110 .
Silk linod Gabardine Coats—All wool.
Regulsr to
140  „	
Double   Breasted   Paramatta   Raincoats.   Regular
to |25	
Heavy Tweed Overeoats—Single
double-breasted.    Ref.
tti |30 	
Tweed Suits—Big lino colors and pat-
gygg $20.00
Extra quality Navy Blue Clay Worsteds. Guaranteed AQC i\f\
fast color.    Reg. 166.... vOO.UU
Puro Wool Paramatta Raincoats, with
or without Ag *_B
belt   «PO. I U
Rubberized Tweed Raincoats—Good
quality. *Q *ff»
Regular $20   ipVe I Q
Extra quality High Grade Overcoats—
Many lines of fabrics. <J> | Q tJ *j*
Regular to $40 * 1 *te I O
Vulcanised Tweed Raincoats, ln mix-
ture..    Regular $\^QQ
Our usual guarantee on every sale—"Your Money's Worth or Your Money Bach"
Extra Special
Pure Wool Silk Lined Ov.rooats—In
all high-grade coatings—Rog. to .65
Or $15 leas than pre-war prie   ,
Wm. Dick Ltd.
45-4749 Hastings St. East


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