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$2.50 PER YEAR
Radek Points Out Why
Concessions   Have
v      Been Madte
Delay  in  West   Causes
Russia to Halt in
Moscow, Nov. 16.—Radek writes
In "Pravda" over the question
•whether the International proletariat shall alter their policy upon
the basis of the new experience
of' the Russian revolution. He
•ays: "All this speaks not for thc
breakdown of Communism nor for
our breakdown but for the breakdown of reformism. The reform-
Ism of western Europe , has
brought it about that the power of
the bourgeois Is strengthened
everywhere to such an extent that
they refuse any sort of concession
to the proletariat. We have arrived so far that In spite of all
lack of success on the economic
front we maintain our power and
that we hold the great Industry.
At tho same time, however, we are
forced to make concessions to the
bourgeois. But It is a bourgeois
•Whom we control. They must pay
tribute to us. We permit the introduction of capitalist production
among us because we need It for
Strengthening the socialist backbone of Russian economy. The
working class of west Europe Is
completely in the grasp of the
capitalists. The proletariat of other
lands must draw certain lessons
from our concessions.
In so far as our concessions signify concessions to the peasantry
our policy must be Investigated by
the Communists of small bour-
bourgeots lands for they ave deciding and instructive for the question of tho relations of the proletariat to the peasantry. The concessions whtch we make to thc
■mall bourgeois ln the field of
amall and middle production can
be an important lesson to the Communists of those lands where small
Industry still hns a great impor-
(Contlnued on Page 8)
Election Results Were
Analyzed Last
The Labor Party meeting at
Dreamland last Sunday evening
Was fairly well attended when
Comrades Mnelnnes and Llpschltz
Were the speakers.
The • election results were analysed, und both speakers insisted
on the necessity of a moro intensive educational and 'organization
campaign to be wnged not only in
Vancouver South Federal District,
but all over the Province and the
Dominion. The vote polled by the
Meighen candidate in the Shuugh-
aesay and Kerrlsdale districts, distinctly demonstrated the fact, that
tho voters In these polling divisions
knew which class they belonged to.
The meeting next Sunday will be
beid at Headquarters, MS Cordova Street West, the speakers
are: Comrades Alderman W. J.
Bcrfbblns, and R. P. Pettlplece,
With Mrs. Lorimer in the Chair.
At the general meeting held on
Tuesday, It wus decided to nominate three candidates for the City
Council, Comrades, Scribbens,
Pettipiece and Trotter. Eloction
Of officers resulted as follows:
Chairman, R. P. Pettipiece, Vlce-
Chahman, O. L. Charlton, Sec-
Treasurer, Morrison, Rec. Secretary, Mclnnes, Mrs. J. A. Clark.
Mrs. Morrison completing the executive.
The social committee was Instructed to complete arrangements
for the Rally to be held ubout
New Tears day. It is expected
tbat at the next meeting nominations will be mode for school
| .trustees.
The City Couneil has this year
1 evaded  the   question   of   holding
I bye-elections for the two vacancies
, en   the  School   Board,   and  thoy
Were backed up by the "Government"   at   Victoria.     The   whiat
drive nnd social will be continued
I bn   Saturday,   nt   8    p.m.     The
I campaign committee reported thnt
fall receipt books had not yet been
I returned, but from the report of
I the   enmpaign   manager   it   wus
1 atated there was a small deficit.
IA general meeting  will   be   held
inext Tuesday at 8 o'clock.
Will  Speak    at    Many
Points on Soviet
J. R. Knight, who Is on the return trip, and speaking on behalf
of the famine sufferers of Russia,
will Bpeak at Cranbrook tonight.
He will then speak at the following
points on his way east:
Fernle, B. C; Michel, B. C; Coleman, Alta.; Blairmore, Alta, speaking ln Hillcrest on Dec. 22. Then
he goes to Cnlgary, where he will
address a secon.d meeting Christinas Day (Dec, 25). He will speak
In Drumheller on the 27th, Hanna
on the 29th. He will address a
third meeting ln Edmonton on
New Tear's Day (Jan 1). He will
then visit several agricultural
points: Lacombe, Castor and De-
burne, Alta., and probably several
other points. ' After that he will
take in Lethbrldge, Coaldale, Alta.;
Taber, Alta.; Medicine Hat and
Swift Current, Sask., then Regina,
Prom there he will also visit Tork-
ton, Canora and Kamsack, Sask.
Comrades in any of the western
points desiring to arrange a meeting for Knight In their district, will
kindly communicate with the sec
rotary, Miss Annie Schultz, Box
3591, Station B, Winnipeg,
Unity of Entente Only a
Pious Wish, Says Russian Official
Moscow, Nov. 10.—In nn article
entitled "The Washington Conference of the Great Powers" Radek
writes in "Pravda": In suite of
the. Washington conference being
formally devoted to the Par Eastern question and disarmament, it
Is, as a matter of fact nothing else
than a re-grouping of the forces
who are to participate in the booty
of tbo wur. This conference will
be opened tomorrow. Russia will
not be a participant but that does
not provent this conference from
treating the Russian question as
one of the main questions of the
gathering. The Soviet note
the question of the Russiun prewar debts has churned up the
whole international diplomacy,
Prance who did not wish to
speak to tis before n complete
recognition of the Czarist state
debts caiv no longer avoid the negotiations, but it does not yet
know whut attitude will be taken
by Englnnd und America. England delays giving n definite
opinion. America's attitude Is not
.vet clear even if the web of lies of
the American government over
Russia has been torn to shreds by
the reports of the American correspondents from the Volga district.
n Washington the Entente is
endeavoring to form a single front
against Soviet Russia. The great
Powers wish to come to an understanding with each other, not only
over eastern Siberia but over the
whole Russian question. They are
attempting to settle questions In
advance which cun only be exam
ined with Russian participation.
Soviet Russia cun await the results
of the Washington conference
quite cooly and quietly.
Decisions which nre made by
this,, conferenco will remain without force because these decisions
Will stand face to faco with the
organized force of tbe Russian
people who, in spite or hunger and
cold, will not submit themselves to
the orders of Washington, all the
more ao as these orders will undergo a certain toss of emphnst s by'
tho time they reach tbe people ordered. The unity of the Entente
is for the time being only a pious
wish. If this unity is pm. down on
papor the differences of interests
between the members of the Entente will be stronger than tho
paper which they have created."—
RoBta Wlen,
Notice to Unemployed
Tivo members of the unemployed
committee will he nt the Pender
Hull every afternoon, starting on
Monday next, front 2 to ft o'clock,
for the purpose of taking up any
complnints that the unemployed
muy hnve. There will lie one woman oh tills committee.
All unemployed workers who
have children nre requested to send
In thc number ot children they
have, their ages and sex, to thc
Secretary of the Children's Christinas treo and entertainment committee, 801 Pender St. AYcst.
A Mass Meeting
Of the Unemployed and Employed Workers
At 2 p.m.
To discuss tho advisability of holding a parade  nnd
meeting on the Cambie Street grounds.   Aid. Scribbcns
nnd Dr. Curry will speak.
I..•■••'•#••■ •■•■•• ■•!»»-* •
Large Numbers of Jobless Meet Every
City Council Has Been
Forced  to  Give
Some Relief
At last the unemployed of Vie*
toria are being jarred loose from
their lethargic attitude by the only
thing (seemingly) that makes
them move—hunger,
Mass meetings, attended by
from 300 to 600 men are being
held each day. The O. B. U. hall
was first used, until that became
too small, then the Menzies street
drill hall, and now the Trades Hall,
Broad street.
The unemployed on one occasion
invaded the parliament building,
following on the heels of a deputation, packing the corridors tight.
The Hon. John Oliver came to the
door of the chamber (the House being then in session) and advised
them to go away, and he would
talk to the deputation next morning at 10 a.m. Next day the deputation was augmented by one
from the Amalgamated Veterans
on the same'mission, and the usual
dialogue took place; government
not responsible, no money to carry
on work, and other excuses.
By way of argument, the Hon.
John said that he and his brother
took out 6000 pieces of fence timber for $100 one winter. God
knows how many years ago, and
suggested that many or the unem
ployed could go and do likewise.
He got hot on one occasion
when charged with not being able
to handle the situation, and one
delegate Insinuated that his
(John's) days of usefulness to British Columbia were over. He said
he did not give a continental if he
left the Legislature for good, 15
minutes from that supreme moment. He's a hard man, ts John.
Meanwhile another committee was
wrestling with the city fathers, and
have so far managed to get some
satisfaction in the shape of groceries, etc., not to mention a few
Jobs, also the recognition of a representative of the Victoria Council
of Unemployed In the person of
Wm. Moulton, who sees to it that
the bona flde worker who is up
against it, gets something to go on
Committees have been organized
in the outlying districts and Saanich, Oak Bay, and Esquimau are
represented on the Central Council.
The master class oxecutive seems
to lie helpless, and one hears the
remark after an interview with
theNaforesaid. "Well, I'll be damned? Are these the sort of things
that are supposed to make our
laws? Of all the old hayseeds,
mossbacks, etc., etc." Of course
one can't take such remarks very
seriously—yet. The wage sli
says all sorts of things when he is
out of n job; yet at plection times,
he still seems to have a love for his
master and his chains.-
At the last meeting (Saturday),
it was decided to get in touch with
Vancouver Council, with a view to
co-operation and affiliation. A tug
day Is being arranged, nnd activities of various kinds nre expected,
and last but not least, somo of the
slnves are finding out their true
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THE ruling claw has its saaxti agents at work in every
city and practically every labor organisation, for the
purpose of finding out just what labor is doing.
The working class should b* Interested in finding out
just what the ruling class is; up to, and why. Interna'
tional situations have a significance to all workers, irrespective of race, color or creed.
It is only through the means of the working-class press
that the workers can secure this most necessary information. Only in that section of the labor press which is
guided by Marxians, can tbe workers secure a correct
analysis of world events and their significance to the
wealth producers. ,'
The Federationist is endeavoring to give the Canadian
workers the news of world (happenings as they concern
the working class. Its resources, however, are limited by
the financial resources on hand, and if the work of the
paper is to be extended, we must have the support of
the rank and flle of labor, /this assistance can be best
given by the scouring of new, subscribers, the increasing
of the circulation giving a greater revenue and at the
same time reducing the eost o'f each individual copy of
the paper. If the workers of this part pf the country
wish to extend the work of ithe paper they must get in
and dig, and dig hard. It is up to them.
Restrictive Measures Are
the  Cause  of Much
Restrictive measures, applied to
tho unemployed single men who
are compelled by circumstances to
accept the provisions made for
them at Hastings Park, have already caused trouble. During the
week the unemployed committee
interviewed the City Council, with
the object of having the hour at
which the men must be in camp at
night extended to 11 p.m. instead
of 10 o'clock, as it is impossible for
anyone to attend a meeting and
get back by that hour.
Wednesday night the trouble
started. The Canadian Union of
ex-Service men meets every 2nd nnd
4th Wednesday nights. A number
f the members of this orgnnization now located at the park, attended the meeting on Wednesday
night, and returned to the park at
about 11 p.m. They were remonstrated with by thc clerk or official
in charge, and a few were told to
report at the offlce in the morning,
as there were 40 or about that number lntej the picking out of a few
seems to be somewhat peculiar,
H. Sullivan, n returned mun who
won the D. C. M. and the M. M. in
France, on reporting on Thursday
morning, wns relieved of his meal
and bnd tickets and told to leave
tho buildings. He left the offlce,
and was talking the matter over
with somo of the unemployed,
whon the official In charge went
over to him and told him to leave
at onto, Sullivan replied that he
had to pack Ills clothes, and requested the official not to get. excit-
!tl, as he would leave as soon as he
had packed his things. This did
not satisfy the wishes of the man
In charge, and lie cnlled Constable
Armstrong, of the city police, who
IContlnur-il on page 4>
Outlawing of Indian National Congress Precipitates Crisis
News Out of India Is
Censored and Cooked
to Suit
(By The Federated Press)
Washington.—With the formal
outlawing of the Indian National
Congress, the life and death
struggle between British Imperialism and the 330,000,000 people of
India has begun, In the opinion of
Syud Hossath, recently editor of
one of the foremost Indian Nationalist newspapers ahd now in Washington as an observer of the conference.
Hossain is a well known publicist and is a student of world poll'
tics. He sees in-the present condition In India the probable turning point from passive reslstence
to open revolt, if the stupid repression on the part of the British
rulers is continued.
Xews Cooked
"Tou must bear in mind that
most of the news coming out of
India is censored or cooked," he
said to The Federated Press, "The
facts ns to the visit of the Prince
of Wales are simply that he was
boycotted by the Indian National
Congress, which for half a century has been the regularly elected
organ of expression of the will of
the people of India. It sp*aks for
Hindus, Mohameildans, Parsees,
Christians—all alike. Gandhi, the
leader of tlie Congress, has made
it clear that there was no personal
element in the boycott. The Prince
has been boycotted—and boycotted
most effectively despite the activity of thc British and the handful
of toadies that any regime can nt-
tract in the hope of rewards—because the Prince was brought to
India to bolster up the tottering
''Had India welcomed the
Prince, these bureaucrats would
have proclaimed that the people
were endorsing their administration. There hnve been riots. We
have no information ns to the reasons and facts involved.
Refusal of Taxes
"The Congress recently declared
that no taxes should be paid henceforth to th'e government. Refusal
of pnyment of taxes Is now ln full
swing In Gandhi's own province,
Gujernt, and will bo extended
throughout thecountry. The British government hns retorted by declaring tbe Congress nn unlawful
association, which means that it
cannot assemble, and the government would seem to be trying to
break it up.
"This is the maddest thing the
British have done so far. It is
bound to have the most disastrous
consequences. It means that part
of tho Nationalist movemont will
now be driven underground,
(Continued on page I)
Chicago Stockyard Workers Resent Cossack
There   Is   No   Peaceful
Picketing, Says Judge
| Sullivan
By Carroll Binder
(Federated Press Staff Correspon
'Chicago—A tour through the
Stock Yards district reveals the
falsity of the packers' claims that
tbe strike against the recent 10
per cent cut in pay and the antiunion policy of the larger firms Is
of no consequence. Production Is
seriously interfered with and each
day sees the ranks of the strikers
augmented. The presence of
fifteen hundred policemen, many of
them mounted or on motorcycles
and air heavily armed, and their
treatment of pedestrians who are
not strikebreakers, betrays the alarm of the packers. Likewise, the
haste of Swift &. Co. and 21 other
packing Anns to secure a drastic
Injunction against picketing. Judge
Denis Sullivan, wbo issued the injunction, declared that in Illinois
.there Is no such thing as peaceful
The emblems of two unions nre
worn by a large percentage of the
strikers. They nre the Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butchers
Workmen of North America and
the Amalgnmated Workers in the
Food Industry, an industrial union.
The meetings of those organizations are well attended and both
are taking In hosts of new members. But. many of the strikers
ore unorganized, and as the police
testify, some of the demonstrators
are not employes of the packers.
Women Help
The wives of the Stock Yard
workers are out in grent numbers
voicing their hatred of the firms
which cut the wages of their husbands nnd sons and daughters. Unreservedly they manifest their disdain and anger toward the police,
whom they accuse of being entirely on the side of the packers.
The bitterness between the
residents of tho "Back of the
Ynrds" district and the police is
assuming #ist proportions. From
the first tbo police necm to have
assumed that there will be violence
nnd they have undertaken to Intimidate the people of tho district.
Their methods, say the* strikers,
bear a marked resemblance (o
those pursued by the police and
soldiers of the Czar in the regions
from which many of the Polish
nnd Lithuanian packing? house
workers emigrutod.
Cossacks" Is the epithet which
tho workers hurl at the mounted
officers riding by. The practice of
charging up nnd down tbo sidewalk two or three abreast and of
dispersing groups of pedestrians by
driving motorcycles and even
Correspondent of Herald
Claims Stinnes' Visit
Is Forerunner
German Capitalist Paves
. Way^for New European Alliances
The diplomatic correspondent of
the Dally Herald, writing of the
visit of Stlnnes to Great Britain,
I have often suggested that an
Anglo-German entente, replacing
the dead Anglo-French Entente, is
a quite possible development of
European diploamcy.
I now say unhesitatingly that lt
ls not merely possible. It is very
Such a project is being seriously
considered in the two Foreign
And it lies behind a lot of recent diplomatic activity, of which
Herr Stlnnes' visit to London was
the latest incident.
Stlnnes is back in Berlin and
has reported to the Cabinet.
There can be little doubt that he
has reported a considerable measure of success, and that Lord
D'Abernon—who is closely associated with Stlnnes—Is coming to
London as a consequence of that
Stlnnes has been offered" assistance to enable the German government to meet the reparations
instalment due in January, And
that is not all.
A Moratorium?
The Observer's Paris correspondent reports that it is believed
there that the British government
is about to propose a two years'
moratorium for German's debts to
the Allies.
This Is, I think, very probably
true. The proposal would mean
that, after the payment of the
January Instalment, Germany
would pay nothing more on account of "reparations" until 1924.
And in all probability lt would
mean that she would never pay
any more at alt.
Convinced—three years too late
—that the whole policy of "making Germany pay" is as disastrous
to Britain as to Germany, the government Is looking for some plan
of unostentatiously abandoning the
whole project.
And France?
Given a moratorium and facilities for a British loan, it might be
possible for Germany, by a big
effort, to provide the necessary
money Tor the January payments.
Belgium, it is reckoned, will be
satisfied with that.
And France?
Downing Street is not worrying
over-much about France.
Probably the French will object
Then it will be reminded sharply
that it chose to make, at Wies-
bai__Ti, a separate ngreoment to receive payments in kind over and
above the amounts paid by Germany to the Reparations Commission.
It will be told lo content itself
with what it can get out of the
Loucheur-Rathenau arrangement
—nnd (very definitely) It will be
warned that Great Britain will not
(Continued on Page 3)
Was Charged With Crime
Intending to Be Fastened on Worker
Martinez, Cal.—J, C. Emerson,
self-confessed Labor spy and agent
provocateur, has been convicted of
arson in connection with the firing
of the Association Oil Company's
refinery here. The object of the
crime wns to fasten the deed on a
union member during the oil strike.
The company at first offered $1000
reward for the Incendiary, but
when Emerson was arrested they
were very reluctant to prosecute,
and It was finally necessary to bring
the matter before the grand Jury of
Contra Costa County.
Emerson is the man who, In 1914,
during the Stockton, lockout, endeavored unsuccessfully to "frame"
Tom Mooney as a dynamiter. Emerson was then working as a private detective for the Merchants'
and Manufacturers' Association,
The notes made at the time by
Rena Mooney, proving Emerson's
guilt, were later used ngainst her
when she was under arrest after
the Preparedness Day explosion to
"prove" that she herself had "toted
Patronize Fed. advertisers.
and   police autos on the pavement,
) (Continued on page 3)
who have children are requested to tend full particulars
as to age and sex of their children to the
Secretary of the Xmas Tree and
Entertainment Fund
804 Pender Street, West
Resent Proposed  Cut in
Wages—Decide Action
General dissatisfaction is expressed by streot railwaymen at
the award of the majority of tile
conciliation bourd which recently
sat to arbitrate thc dispute between tho B, C, Electric Railway
Company and its employees,
The award, when all Us provisions are taken into consideration,
practically reduces thc wages of
the street rallwaymen about 17 per
cent., while extra men will be reduced to the extent of 30 per cent.
The minority report submitted
by It. P. Potthilece, points out that
at the most there should have not
been any reduction greater than
12 per cent.
Tho award in tbe majority report recommends a reduction of
wnges to the extont of ten per
cent. This, however, Is not all.
Sunday work, which has in tbe
past been paid for nt the rate of
time and a half, will, If tho award
Is accepted, bo paid at the rate of
time and a quarter. Extra men
who have boon guaranteed a
minimum of 1118 in lhe past, will
now  only bo guaranteed  $87.50,
The rates for spread over have
also been reduced from 25 cents
per hour to ten, a considerable redaction, and one which the men
nro opposed to, as it leaves the
company more latitude for keeping
men on thc job for long periods
to get in their eight hours.
Men oporating ono-mtui oars are
to receivo tho same pay as was in
operation prior to lbe award, bo-
cause of tbo extra responsibility, if
the majority report is made effective. Tho mon, howevor, are much
concerned In the general cut in
wages, which tbey contend is not
warranted, thc cost of living not
hnving ben" v«.lnoe<l  tn tbo ««m«
Effort Made to Link Up
Unemployed in Greater
At the mass meeting of the unemployed and employed workers of
Vancouver held In the Ponder Hall
last Sunday, a communication from
the North Vancouver unemployed,
asking for Information of the
structure of the Unemployed committee started a lengthy discussion
and a resolution calling for tho
discharge of the old committee
was passed, and a new commltte
elected, for the purpose of getting
In touch with tho unemployed of
surrounding municipalities, with
the Idea of organizing the unemployed and employed so that a
solid front may be presented to
the municipal, provincial and federal authorities.
During the dlscussloi). it was
pointed out that the unemployed
question waa the most serious
thing confronting tho workers, and
that if some effort was not made
by the workers of Vnncouver to
relelve the situation, they would
be faced with starvation and death,
as the provisions made hy the
authorities up to dato wero not
only Inadequate but demoralizing.
Instances ot children starving
were cited, anrf It was nlso stated
that some were living on brend
alone.for days at a time, and that
some people would sooner face
starvation than go through tho red
tape proceedings at the city relief
Itoference.. were also made to
the men ttt Hastings Pnrk, It being
pointed out by some present thnt
the conditions were no better than
those obtaining In prisons, and that
the unemployed must socure the
opening up of Industries or obtain
adequate relief, in thc shape of full
work at trade union rato of wages,
or full maintenance ns based on
the estimated cost outlined In tbe
Labor Gazette. The manner outlined by which adequate relief
eould be secured wns the organizing of tbe unemployed In Ihe vnrious labor organizations, so that
the conditions could be discussed
nnd a policy placed beforo tho
workers, uud the authorities so
tlmt steps could lie taken to stop
the demoralisation of the workers.
Washington  Representative of China Says Army
WiU Give Results
Chinese Delegates With-
draw When Objects
Are Realized
(By The Federated Press)
(Washington Bureau)
Washington.—Swift confirm*,
tlon of forecasts of the failure of
the conference on Far Eastern and
Paciilc problems has been furnished by the resignation of Jour'
chief advisers and secretaries of
the Peking delegation. Dr. Tl'au.
the secretary-general to the delegation, has not only resigned'ln
protest against the failure of the
conference to do anything to back
up its fervent promises of aid for
China, but he has openly declared that when China has a well .
drilled army she will be entitled
to expect good faith on the part
of the foreign powers now juggling
with her fate. Admiral Tsal Tlng-
Kal, General Huang Fu and
former Minister Chow have quit
in sympathy with Dr. Tyau, but
havo made no statement. It Is
now rumored that one of the three
principal Chinese delegates has defied the Peking government, which
is cabling urgent instructions that
they follow the course laid down
for them by Mr. Hughes. .
Into this tense moment of the
crisis comes Ma Soo, representative
in America of the Canton or South
China government headed by Dr.
Sun Tat Sen. He offers to the conference a program for settling the
Chinese problem, put forward by
his government "in order to save
the conference."
This South China proposal Is '
that "the Chinese question now
means the security of China
against aggressions which endanger her existence as an independent peaceful stute. This must
be the work of China and Is only
possiblo by the organization of
China's human and material re-
(Conllnued on Vast 4)
Mt. Clare, VV. Va.—Several hundred families Is this locality are
In a starving condition, owing to
the fact that the mines linvo been
closed sinco last February in aii
attempt to force wages back to the
i»M standard,
Minneapolis, Minn.—A resolution calling upon the Hoard of
Public  Welfare tn  provide BUffld-
cut sustenance for Itinerant laborors during ibe winter and urging
mombors of organized tabor of
Minneapolis tn consider sucb
workers as friends and neighbors,
bas been adopted by the Minneapolis Trades niwl Labor Assembly,
extent, and -rages never went up
In ratio to tbe cost of living during the past six years. The officials
nf tbe organization do not feel disposed to voice tbeir opinions, but
are awaiting the men's decision
whieh will be made at meetings to
be hold on Saturday.
Council of Workers Asks
Assistance of Women
The regular meeting of the
Council of Workers was held In
the Pender Hall on Tuesday night,
and thc unemployed situation of
Vancouver and surrounding district., discussed.
North Vancouver delegates reported that the unemployed on the
north shore were receiving 60c per
hour for work in the quarries,
while tbo«e on street work were
to be provided with rubber boota
so tlmt they could work fn tho
wet weather.
The city unemployed were reported to bo considering tbe question of having a central committee
composed of delegates from South
Vancouver, North Vancouver, the
men ul Hastings Park and tbe city
It was also reported that the
South Vancouver unemployed havo
added eight more to iheir oxecutive committee, nnd that notice
had been given tbat there were
two married men in the bone
household, that the relief would be
cut down to Js insiend of $10.
It was decided to hold a meeting at S p.m. ou December the 23rd
In the Pender Hall for tho purpose of making tbe final arrange*
monta for the tag day for the
Xmas tree for the children of lhe
unemployed.    All women who will
1st   are   invited   to  attend   this
eling, nnd help form lbe women's organizations lu tbe lagging
will be welcomed.
The secretary of the council Is
deslrouB of obtaining the names,
ago and sex of children so that the
committee will be able to form an
Idea a« to the requirements. The
date of the Xmas tro and entertainment will be announced later.
All communications regarding tbo
children ahould be sent to the
Secretary Xmas tree fund. Pendor
Hall, Pender Streot West.
A Disclaimer
Mr. O. Owens wishes to state
thnt bo Is not presidont of the
Federated Seafarers' Union as was
staled during thc election.
Meetings in O.B.U. Hall
For the Coming Week
SUNDAY—Irish Soli-Determination Loagua,
TUESDAY—Workers' Council.
WEDNESDAY—Vancouver Trados and Labor Council,
FRIDAY—Women'g Auxiliary.
SATURDAY—Dance, 9 to 12.
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..December  1C,   1921
IN MANY WAYS Lenin has upset lhe
blue print revolutionists. Ho lias also
upset thc orthodox Socialists to such an
extent that he is criticized by tho academic
and theoretical doctrinaires of all countries. His attitude on
ORGANIZED parliamentarism has
EFFORT IM been a blow to many of
EDUCATION those who imagined that
the revolution ot the
working class would appear on schedule
time, just as a train may appear at the
hour expected, accidents excepted. He
has, however, pointed out that accidents
or in other words, mistakes may be
avoided. Referring to the advancement
of the Socialist movement, he has stated:
"Without an alteration of thc views of
the majority of the working class, revolution is impossible, and this change can be
brought about by thc experience of the
masses only, and not by propaganda
alone." Engels, who was the right hand
of Marx, and did much in the early days
of the Socialist movement, has also said:
"The germ of thc movement of the future
lies in the movement of the present. But
above all, give the movement time to consolidate; do not make the inevitable confusion of the first start worse wifouhdcd
by forcing down people's throats things
which, at present, they cannot properly
understand, but which they will soon
* * *
Accepting Engels' statement, that the
perm of the movement of tho future lies
iii the movement of thc .present, it might
be well at thia time to see just what position the politieal parties of tho workers
hold in this provinoe. Thc Labor parties,
as revolutionary working class organizations, oan be discarded for all the effect
they have or their usefulness to the working class, but an examination of the Socialist vote of Greater Vancouver, should
give pause for thought. In the recent
election, in the area referred to, more
than 5000 Socialist votes, or votes for
straight Socialist candidates were cast,
yet the fact remains that those workers
with Socialist ideas and some glimmering
of thc elass struggle are unorganized and
largely unknown to those who are members of the political organizations.
* » *
Every election shows the lack of workers. Small committees, in the districts
where Socialist candidates are nominated,
attempt to carry out the duties of campaign committees, being small and inadequate in numbers, the most miserable attempts arc made by these committees to
carry on thc fight. Yet we have over 5000
workers who are ready to cast their ballots for the overthrow of capitalism, for
that is what a vote for a Socialist candidate means, if it means anything. But.
recognizing the fact that many workers
are likely to vote anywhere and anyway,
we at least will be safe in assuming that
50 per cent, of the votes east for Socialists, were thc votes of workers who, to
some extent, recognize thc class struggle,
and if that is so, there is something sadly
lacking in working elass political organization.
» *..-■...•
The germ of the movement, of the future
lies in thc movement of the present. The
germ of a real movement; lies in thc
workers who have cast Socialist ballots in
the past election, and it' experience is thc
way by which workers v M be educated
in the class struggle, then the organization
of thosevworkers who are class copcious,
must be thc work of tho moment. Experience can only be gained by actual participation in thc working class movement.
Proletarian education can only be carried
on by elass conscious workers. Workers,
acting individually, are wasting some of
their energies. The mass can only bc
leached by the collective effort of all the
workers who realize the position they hold
in society. True, individual efforts arc
useful, but the organized nnd intelligent
participation of individuals, fitted i'or the
work, would be far more effective and
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While recognizing the fact, that parliamentarism alone will never bring working
elass emancipation, yet it. ean be made a
powerful factor in thc class struggle. It
is one means of education by the way of
experience. Its value as an aid to education cannot be overlooked, and political
activity eombined with industrial struggles, is experience whioh thc workers mnst,
have ere they are able to make the final
effort for thcir freedom. The efforts of
every worker, who has his face set to the
freodom of humankind from human slavery, must be organized, ao that the greatest results may accrue. The modern
alave must have that experience which is
so necessary to his proletarian education,
and thc politieal party of the workers
must recognize this fact or its efforts will
be. useful and only be the means of creating a few academic students, who through
lack of experience, will fail to see ns so
many of his type have failed to see, the
real significance of thc movements which
are forced upon the mosses as capitalism
develops and nears its final struggles with
the new order. The workers must be
aided to move on class lines, and a workers' political organization must conscientiously work to that end? or it cases to be
a political party and becomes a mere educational society, engaged in creating mentally superior individuals who lose thcir
effectiveness in thcir self-complacency.
YEAR AFTER YEAR as the Christmas
season draws near, those persons who
have not had all humanitarian feelings
destroyed by capitalism, seek to give the
children of thc poor a feed, the like
of which they have not
CHRISTMAS had during the the pre-
AND POOR viotis days of the year.
CHILDREN Usually their efforts are
supported by those wlto
have a littlo more than they can actually
get by on, and the children are fed and
their miserably-blighted lives are cheered,
for at least the time during which the effects of a good meal last.
'» * *
But where do these children of the poor,
come from? Are they the children of the
idle and dissolute section of society, or
what section of the community is responsible for their being? A woman writer,
in a local paper, gave her impressions of
the "homes of thc patient poor""of Vancouver. She statod that tho men were
without employment, but were willing to
do anything. Sho also reforrcd to thc
fact that she had known poverty when
every member of thc family had to work
to make ends meet, but for the adults in
these homes there was no work to bc had
* * *
Evidently from the findings of tho writer referred to, the children who are to be
fed by charity in Vancouver this Christmas, if they never cat again, are not the
children of the idle and dissolute section
of society. They are the children of tho
workers, men and women who have built
up thc boasted wealth of the country, but
are denied access to tbat which they have
produced. The children of the idle rioh,
that class wliich neither toils or spins, thc
members of whieh would be loathe to soil
their dainty fingers by work, are well fed
and cared for. Thcir lives are made as
comfortable as possible, and loath would
we be to take away from them any of the
necessities of li_e,,bu_ thc class nature of
society is revealed in all its nakedness by
thc comparison of thc poverty of thc industrious poor, and the extravagance and
luxury of the idlo rich.
* * *
But why should there be poor children?
Why is there underfed babies and overfed men and women ? Why arc the children of tho poor only considered at. the
Christmas season ? Why arc they allowed
to starve to death or become undernourished and the target of disease from the
day of thcir birth? Whon the answers to
these questions are found by the men and
women whose children starve to death in
the midst of plenty, they will understand
that thc children of thc workers aro hungry because under the present system of
production, the producers of wealth do
not own that whieh they produce. They
will then realize that it is impossible for
thcir children to be well fed and cared
for under capitalism, and their energies
will bo directed to solving the problem of
the modern wage slaves, and that is how
to control the wealth which they produce,
and having solved that, there will be no
need for charity; no noed for children to
starve or bc under-nourished during 364
days of thc yoar, and have a good feed on
Christinas Day, but plenty for all who
will work and aid in tho production of tlie
necessities of life, and the children of the
industrious, will in those days, live happy,
healthy, lives, free from the gnawing
pangs of hunger. ■ Speed the day.
ANY GREAT crisis in the life of a nation such as war, or even a fight between two sections of the ruling elass,
reveals the terrible hold that the master
class idcaology has on the minds of those
who should be least in-
A TASK FOR forested in the difficul-
OANADIAN ties of those whose mis-
WORKERS        sion in life is to live on
the labor of others, and
to perpetuate fhe present system of society. Under sueh conditions we find
workers lining up to defend thcir masters'
interests; imbued with the greatest enthusiasm, they show even more zeal in the
struggle than do those most interested.
* * *
When the European conflagration broke
out in August, 1914, many thought thnt
it would be impossible to get the different
sections of the workers to line up and
fight their respective masters' battles.
This idea was, howover, dispelled before
the struggle wos a dny old. nnd the workers fell for the slogans of thoir respective
governments, and each sot ot workers imagined that the success of their own rulers was essential to thoir welfare. Working class solidarity, instead of being used
in the interests of thc workers, was used
to further the nims and objects of tho respective warring capitalists.
. **• .
Since the war, however, the workers
have shown a glimmering of intelligence.
They have atteintpcd to revive their old
international affiliations in new forms.
The old organizations have been split and
split again, this being a sign of thc conflict, of ideas which is going on in the
minds of the workers. New alignments
are being made from time to time, but
each new move is decidedly towards the
left, and against the old associations aiiH
ideas which could not stand the test in
thc early days of the war. Old leaders
hnve been discarded, and new ones adopted,, and still the conflict pf new ideas continues. ,.
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With hundreds of years of capitalistic
education nnd concepts moulding tho
ideas of thc working class, the present
ruling class hns a big advantage, and tho
Socialist or Communist movement has a
largo task beforc it, aud that is the creating of working class idealogy. This cannot bc done in a week cr a month; it will i
take limb,   Conditions are, however, fa- I
fHIPAf December it, 1»«
vorable to the work to hand; capital^
is giving the workers an evcr-ineretfcinj
degree of misery.   All the efforts o| |I
ruling class to relieve the situation fail.
These failures themselves are educational
to a working class suffering from unemployment and want, but even under these
conditions the ruling class does not eease
its efforts to control the minds ol the.
workers.   Press, pulpit, the movie snow",
and all educational institutions are .used)
to this end.
While recognizing thc faet that condK
tions are of value in the education of the
workers, the fact remains that those conditions could be used to more advantage,
were the class conscious workers fully
aware of the value of creating working
class psychology. It is true that many
propaganda meetings arc held, but at least
in this country, no effort is made to carry
on tlie real educational work necessary to
clear the minds of the workers from ruling class concepts.
Thc rising generation is left to the tender mercies of the capitalistic minded
teacher. While it may not be possiblo to
obtain control of the school, and change
!lhc curriculum of thoso institutions, yet it
is possiblo to organize workers in educational centres where thc minds of the
young could bc moulded by working class
philosophy. Not only oould the young
people bo educated in suoh institutions,
but tho older members of the working
class could also be taught the nature of
capitalism and the developments which
must come from the intensification of
capitalistic production, and also tiic meaning of current events and thcir relation to
tho working elass movement, and the class
* * *
Conditions are necessary to provide the
background for such education, but only
by intensive effort ean the workers bc
weaned from their Tilling class idcalogies,
and human efforts and organized Activities directed towards the spread of education arc, and always have been, part of thc
conditions which have moulded thc ideas
of the people; and well does the ruling
class realizo this faot, or its activities on
these lines would not be so extensive. At
least tho workers might learn this lesson
from their rulers, and benefit by it.
ECONOMIC conditions have made it
necessary for provisions to bc made
to deal with the unemployed in every part
of the world, and Vancouver has not
escaped from this phase of capitalism.
Returned soldiers are
HASTINOS hungry; they are unem-
FARK ployed and must of ,ne-
SITUATION cosaity cat whenever ib is
~~J possible to do  so.    But
there are returned men who ore not very
prone to bo subservient. They fought for
democracy and landed on the bread line,
and while they may suffer from the lack
of many necessities, they will not bc
treated as they were while in the army,
and become subject to military rule.
* * *
The Vancouver authorities have decided to care for the single men at Hastings Park. These men arc required to be
in their quarters at 10 p.m. This regulation prevents them attending meetings,
or, if they can gather thc price together,
even going to a show. Such regulations,
for men who aro suffering privations and
being under the necessity of accepting
charity, are sufficient to cause the widest
dissatisfaction, and already evidences of
unrest and discontent arc to bc seen.
Another aspect of the case is that men
who belong to the Canadian ex-Service
Men's Union, a returned soldiers' organization on working class lines, have bcen
thc subjects of discrimination. Several of
these men attended the meeting of their
organization on Wednesday night, one of
whom was on Thursday morning subjected to thc indignity of arrest because of
returning late, whieh is what he could
hnve expected when he was in the army,
but which no man would accept without,
protest under civilian conditions;
* . * *
The authorities look upon tho unemployed as a common nuisance Their
actions are based on this outlook, but it
might be well to remember that even unemployed returned soldiers with some
working class concepts, are human brings, and are likely to resent being treated as criminals or undesirables. They
did not make the conditions whieh corn-
polled them to accept the doles whioh arc
thcir lot. They fought for democracy
nnd got charity, and all thc indignities
which go with that form of human activity. Their lives aro miserable enough
without being subjected to military rule.
Tho city reliof officer has intimated that
the men arc willing,, to work, and if
that is so thoy are at least entitled
to a little more liberty than those
confined to gaol, and food that
is fit for human consumption. The city
authorities would bc well advised at this
time if they would recognize that there
is a limit to human endurance, and that
by treating the unemployed aa human beings that they will save themselves
troublo in thc future.
.Theses of the Executive Committee
of the Communist International
on the Washington Conference
(Continued from lost week)
A Welsh M. P. would have Lord Cai^
son impeached for treason. This gentleman does not recognize that it is onljj
workers who can be charged with this
Thc Rt. Hon. J. R, Clynes' has blessed
tho terms of the Irish settlement. Is
there anything; that this so-called Labor
leader will not give his blessing to if
it comes from his masters f
The Provincial Government has decided
to prosecute thc officials of the Britannia
Mining and Smelting Company for contributory negligence, which it is charged,
was tlie main cause of the disaster at
Britannia Beach. Tlio proceedings will
be,carefully watched by the workers, and
the result o! tho trial awaited with into rest
V.    American Plana in Eastern
Asia ■
The economic expansion plans of
the U. S. A. in China and Russia
(primarily In Siberia), find their,
explanation in the need of important markets for American capital. The U. S. A. being the world-
creditor and able to compete not
I'only with Japanese but even with:
British industries ln the world
market, are oj-ponents of all Imperialist privileges which the older
imperialist stutes, such as Great
Britain, France, and Japan have
hitherto obtained In China, and
might in future obtain in" Siberia,
America Is endeavoring to push
Jupan out of China under the slogan of "the open door," a policy
already adopted ln 1900 by State
Secretary John Hay. Moreover
America's attitude towards the
question of the Chinese Radio
Stations on the Is!* of Yap, is a
sign that the U. &'. A. mean to
take up the flght along the whole
tine. This policy of the U. S. A.
Is a menace to Britiah interests, although in a lesser degree than
those of Japan, not only because
Great Britain's capitalist development Is more advanced and better
able to compete with American
than that of Japan, but also because the question of the Paelfle
Const is a life Question for Japan,
whereas It is only one of the very
important world questions for
Great Britain. Japan can therefore expect only limited support
from Great Britain. Should Great
Britain be given the choice between the U. S. A. and Japan, she
would certainly decide in favor
of the former. For this reason the
Washington Conference may safely
be interpreted as an American attempt to rob Japan, 'by diplomatic
means, of tho fruits of victory.
VI. Froflpcct* of the Washington
Any limitation of warlike pre
parations In the Paciilc or any Ae*
Hmlnatlon of the seas In which
some Powers have obtained a predominant position depend entirely
on the result of the negotiations on
phe Pacific controversy. Great
Britain wilt side with Japan, endeavoring to bring about a compromise, between the U. S. A. and
Japan, which will enable her to
maintain her alliance with Japan
by making America a party to the
contract. Thc alliance with Japan
is of considerable military value ln
t(io event of a war with the U.
S. A., and of no mean diplomatic
importance -in the event of dispute
yilth the U. S. A. This might be
engendered either by compensations to Japan in Siberia or by
concessions to the U. S. A. ln
China and the admittance of the
U. S. A. to the exploitation of the
oil-wells/ in Mesopotamia, etc.
Should the U. S. A. succeed in this
plan, they will endeavor to maintain close relations with Japan
within the limits of the Anglo-Japanese-American Alliance, and
come to an understanding ns to the
degree of armament permissible to
the respective partners in the alliance. In the eveVt of thc failure
of such ijn adjustment of the controversy, the economic struggle, as
well as unlimited armament, will
take their due course. Thus we
have on the one hand the Anglo-
American Trust, and tho curtailment of Japanese war gains In
favor of the U. S. A., and at the
coat of China and perhaps even of
Soviet Russia, this pact leading to
new diplomatic complications; just
ae 1894, when Russia, Germany,
nnd France endeavored to rob Japan of the fruits of her victory
over China by means of the Chi-
monosekl Peace Treaty. On the
other hand, the differences between these States will reach an
acute state much looner. But on")
no account will they disappear: as
the economic differences between
Great Britain and America are
bound to remain a dominant world
question, Tho same may be said
of the Anglo-Japanese and the
Franco-English differenco; and
behind these differences which divide the world of the capitalist victors, are the differences with the
beaten capitalist countries, such
as Germany, with the colonial
countries, and finally with Soviet
Russia, a State which forms a
breach in the capitalist State system.
VII. The Washington Conference
nnd Communist International.
The attempt to introduce limitation of armaments in Europe Is
doomed to failure. Even if Franco
renounced her preparedness plans
in view of the complete disarmament of Germany, she will not give
up hor ambition of being the
'foremost military power in Europe, for domination of thc Euro-
port n continent ls the policy of
PYench Imperialism, Moreover
there are the vnssal States of
Franco which have all been provided with territories by the Treaty
ofl Versailles and other treaties.
There are large masses of Ukrainians. Little-Russians, and Germans
in iPolund. Czecho-SI ovale in, like
the former dual monarchy, contains, in addition to the Czechoslovakia.™ a large German,
Cswehish and Hungarian populations. Hungarians and Bessara-
bians are groaning under the Roumanian yoke. Large sections of
the Bulgarian population have
been allotted to Roumania and
Yugo-Slavia. The entire status, of
Central, South and Eastern Europe
stands or falls by force majeure.
In the Near East, France, from her
vantage points ln Africa and Syria,
is endeavoring to outflank Great
Britain In her most vulnerable
spot—the Suez Canal. She is attempting to hamper Great Britain's
policy which rests on the establishment of a connection between
India and Egypt through the territory of a large Arabian State
subject to British imperialism. In
order to mako France renounce
her preparedness plans under the
existing conditions, Great Britain
would have to come to an understanding with her on atl the world
questions. ,
That tho capitalist Powers are
rater sceptical on the question of
disarmament, is shown- by the fact:
that the British Government, while
welcoming Harding's proposal   to
'discuss disarmament In Washington in November, Is voting 30 millions sterling to new warships, on
the excuse that Japan Is constructing eight dreadnoughts which are
to be completed in i92ii, while
credits have already been voted for
eight more, and that U. S. A. will
have completed the construction of
12 super-dreadnoughts in 1926.
The Executive of the Communist International exposes the true
character of the Washington Conferenco which can lead neithor to
disarmament nor to peace for the
masses, but is only an attempt to
harmonize the interests of tho
bigger " Anglo-Saxon Imperialist
robbers, at the expense of the
weaker Japanese despollprs of
China and Soviet Russia. The
true nature of the Washington
(Conferenco Is emphasized by the
fact thnt Soviot Russia has not
been invited to participate in lt, so
that alio might be prevented from
exposing the abominable game
whieh Is to be played with the destinies of nations In Washington.
The Executive of the Communist
International warns the working
masses and tho subject colonial
peoples against setting their hopes
on the Washington Conference as
a means of freeing them from the
menace of a capitalist world which
Is armed to the teeth, and from exploitation by tho capitalist States.
The Executive of the Communist
International calls upon aU the
Communist Parties and upon all
Trade Unions afflliated with the
Red Trade Union International to
increase the agitation and the
struggle against the Imperialist
governments, the conflicting Interests of which will lead to a new
world conflagration, unless the
proletarian revolution wrenches
the arms from the hands of the
capitalist class, and forme a basis
for a real League of Working
The Executive of the Communist
International draws the attention
of the working class o" ♦»><_ entiro
world to the Intrigues which are
being hatched out in Washington
against.Soviet Russia. It enjoins
the Chinese and Korean masses, as
well as the population of Eastern
Siberia to unite moro closely with
Soviet Russia, the only State which
Is willing to put the relations wtth
the Eastern peoples which are
menaced by world Imperialism, on
the basis of community rights and
brotherly aid. ,
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Efforts to Create Powerful War Weapons
While the people who pay taxes
are rejoicing because, the Disarmament Conference has decided on
the scrapping of a few obsolete
ships, the scientists are developing
schemes to make war even more
fiendish than was the last one,
nnd the following dispatch carried
by the local press last week is
highly Interesting:   '
Chemical research will become
more important to the country
with the limitation of armaments,
it was asserted by chemists at a
Joint meeting of the New York
sections of the American Chemical
Society and the Bociete de Chlhile
Industrlelle and the American section of the Society or Chemical Industry.
Chemists were urged by Francis
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make direct hits to be effective, It
was pointed out.
It was asserted by Harrison E.
Howe, chairman of the division of
research, extension of the National
Research Council, that even those
who favor disarmament would
scarcely be willing to leave a country unprotected.
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Lumber Workers'
News and Views
Lumberworkers industrial Union
of Canada—Coast Braneh
Call to Convention to be Held on
Monday, January Otli, 1939.
As an illustration of What can be
accomplished by even a sign of organised effort ■ upon "the part of the
loggers, we would like to point out
the following facta:
During the winter of 1918-1919
the boes loggers announced their Intentions of cutting wages $1.50 per
day when the campa started up tn
1919. but tbe loggers decided in
January, 1919, that they would organise themselves for the purpose
of raising their wagea and standard
of living in the camps.
This wae accomplished, as any
man working ln the oamps during
that time is well aware of, the boss
was compelled to build new bunkhouses, bath houses, and dry
houses; furnish blankets ands
sheets, improve the quality of the
food and cooking in the camps,
and raise wages $2.00 per day. This
happened when the loggers were
Duihg 1920 thc boss loggers got
busy nnd organized .his forces to
destroy: organization, and this Is
what he has partly accomplished
by working inside our organization
and using a part of our membership (who were either paid, or had
ulterior ' motives) and the actual
labor spy to de.itroy tho Lumber
Workers' Industrial Union of Canada.
There wns also the trouble arising out of the piece, work system
.Introduced by the boss which the
membership did not understand,
therefore allowing themselves to
be?ome divided on the question.
They have succeeded to the extent that they are able to keep the
majority of the-active members out
of camp by "Hick's blacklist," and
by shipping men to the coast from
nil over Canada.
In order to regain what we have
lost by the bosses stool-pigeons,
and the disgruntled part of the
membership we Will have to sink
our personal differences and Investigate the "piece work system" the
"black list," and the method of
educating the men who have been
shipped out here from all over
To do this we are calling a mass
convention to be held on January
OVEB   6   TONS   07   MEAT   SOLD
Last Saturday we were ngtln short
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bunch of people were disappointed.
We bave again secured an extra supply of our famous Pork Shoulders.
They only weigh 4 to 8 lbs. and the
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Choice Oven Ruasts from, Ib. ..13Vie
Very   fine,   lender  Stew  Beef,   2   Ihft
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Chiii™   liiiiling   tleef  from,  lb 8c
On   snle   on   Saturday morning   from
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Finest Shelled Walnuts, half Ib...3Se
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Sun Maid Seeded Raisins, largo
packets    26c
Jsp Oranges
No.  1 Jap Orangca, on sale Friday and  Saturday,  box  .79c
Dairy Butter
Choice Dairy Butter, 8 lbs...$1.00
Finest .Spanish   Onions,   Ib 10c
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Nabob   Best  Ten,   Hi    _, 66c
Bluo. Ribbon Tes, lb 65C
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3200 Main St. Phone Fair.  1683
1101   Granvillo   St.   (Oor.   Davie   oa
Granville)    Phone  Sey.  8149
9th, 1922, to -be composed of tha
membership and delegates elected
from camps on the) following basis
of  representation:—
"All members to be seated must
bo fully paid up to December 31st,
"The Executive shall appoint a
temporary committee who shall examine all cards, and all members
fulfilling the above requirements
shall be seated and the committee
"The convention shall then elect
a committee who shall examine the
cards of all members and delegates
who have not been seated, and report their findings to the convention, who shall act npon them."
"The convention to be open to
members only, and the convention
shall be the authority pf the organisation while ins session."
"The usual committees shall be
elected from the floor of the convention."
Signed on behalf of the Coast
Coast Branch Seeretary.
C. It. L. Co., Donald B. C.
The enamel dishes here are so
badty chipped that the men are
liable to get poisoned any time
they use them. The camps are the
dirtiest that I have seen in 22 yearB
travel from coast to coast. The
old-time racks In the bunkhouses,
where 66 men are packed in like
sardines in a box, with only half
the cubic air space they ahould
have. They have a wash-house,
but no dry-house; a little placets
partitioned ott for a bathroom, but
the only thing in it in the shape of
a bath Is a common wash tub. The
oamps have not been scrubbed out
for six weeks. The bunkhouses
are 24x48, two tier bunks with
springs made of timothy hay.
DEL. 537
Campbell's Camp, Cardero Channel
We regret to have to inform you
that Fellow Worker James Simpson met with an accident on December 8 at 9 a.m. while working
on the rigging at this camp; and
died.from thc effects of his injuries
at 11.30 a.m. the aame day, while
being taken to the Rock Buy hospital.
The hook-tender and Fellow
Worker Simpson were changing
a choker on a loffjtvhich was held
up by.a stump. The Usual precautions were taken in regard to
snugs, but there was one which
was not considered dangerous until
too late. This snag was struck by
the rear end of the log, bringing
It down with violent force. Fellow
Worker Simpson was struck on the
head, and rendered unconscious.
He never got up, but regained consciousness (partially) to kn<?w
what hit him and recognize those
around him. The deceased will be
much missed here by all those who
knew him, as he was known far
and near on account of his even
disposition, and hfs fairness as an
Signed on behalf of the members in camp. DEL,  52.
Secretary's note: The late Fet
low Worker Simpson was a member of the General Executive
Board, and it will be remembered
by his friends that he was held last
winter for deportation, but was
later released.
The general convention of the
Lumber Workers' Industrial Union
of Canada will bc held at 61 Cordova Street West, Vancouver, B.C.,
on the 16th day qC January, 1922,
thc convention convening ut 10
The basis of representation will
be one delegute for the flrst two
hundred members, und one addi-
tionul delegate fdr each succeeding two hundred members, or
major  fraction  thereof.
Signed on behalf of the Generul
Executive Board,
General Secretary.
Entente Is Possible
(Continued from page 1)
be a party to the Imposing of new
"sanctions** on Germany.
In other words, if France refuses to agree to the moratorium,
or to sonic alternative Anglo-German arrangement, Germany will
be eneouruged by England to declare its Inability to pay.
How Entente*  Rcgin
And then—
"Britain and France,'* I wroto.
"ure going to compete for the support—the friendship—possibly even
the alliance—of Germany."
There ia behind all this secret
Stlnnes diplomacy u very definite
and carefully considered move
towards an Anglo-German alliance.
Britain backed Germany against
France over Silesia,
Now Britain is going to buck
Germany against France over
That is the way ententes begin.
Russia Has the
Control of Industry
(Continued from page 1)
tancc and where the proletariat
will not bc tn the position to nationalize small Industry. What concerns our concessions lo foreign
capital, however, they have their
origin in the delay of the revolutionary evolution of the west. The
proletariat of Europe shnll continue their struggle not upon the
basis of the now policy of the Soviet government, but on the basis
of the old Communist policy. The
concession policy of Soviet Russia
to the foreign capitalists must be
answered by tho foreign proletariat
by the policy of assault against
thtlr own capitalists.—Rosta Wien.
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British Communists Express Confidence and
Send Greetings
The - following resolution was
passed by thu executive committee
of the Communist Party of Great
Britain, at a meeting in London recently:
"The Executive . Committee of
the Communist Party of Great
Britain sends gieettngs to the Russian Communist Party ou the occasion of the fourth anniversary of
the first Workers' Socialist Republic.
"In spite of their superior forces,
the international Imperialists have
proved incapable of strangling Soviet. Russia, At tlie Mme time the
Communlit Party of Great Britain
Is watching with anxiety the concessions which the Russian proletariat is being compelled to. make
In defence of lis rovolution.'
"These concessions we regard in
the nature of a tribute which our
comrades are compelled, to pay to
the Imperialists In order to ensure
a safe and final transition to Communism. That the despoiling designs of the capitalist brigands nnd
their henchmen—the Yellow Labor
leaders who are standing in behind
their governments and the fraudulent League of Nations—will 'be
frustrated fry our Russian comrades, we have hot the slightest
shadow of doubt. -
"At the same time, only the
most energetic action of the revolutionary proletariat outside Soviet
Russia can prevent further sacrifices being made, and thus defeat
the covert policy of the capitalist
Imperialists to npply the economic
stranglehold to Ruttela In the hope
of arresting the progress of the
'world revolution.*"
"The Communist Party of Great
Britain accordingly desires to place
On record its utmost confidence In
the Russian Communist Party, and
pfi-dges Itself to render every assistance possible in defeating the
avowed Intention of the British
Government, to drive the Russian
proletariat back to unbridled Capitalism."
Bitterness   Is
Feature of Strike
(Continued from page 1)
bitterly denounced on every bund.
"We came to America to escape
thAt," is the way they put It to
s{rknge_*s. To the police sharper
terms are used and the officers of
tn«. law reply tn words that can-
n'ofc be> - sent through the malls.
Some women have uaed milk
bottles and red-pepper, according
to the police.
Shoot If Neoeaaary
Tho police are under the command of Chief Charles Fllzmorris
and Captain William Russell. The
later In an Interview ln the Chl-
ago Daily Newa delivered himself
of this: "The patrolmen have been
instructed not to shoot unless necessary. Tliey have been advised
to use Iheir elate and fists freely.
However, they have also been told
that if the otiiiekm should urine
for shooting, they iiiiwt shoot
quickly and accurately. That policy
Iiuh had excellent results already."
Police sentries divert pedestrlons
from the streets near the plants,
permitting only persons at work in
the struck plants to walk on Ashland avenue, one of the main thoroughfares of Puckingtown. Groups
are not allowed to form or loiter
on any of the streets within u radius of half a mile of the plants.
It ls impossible to say to what
extent production is crippled. Applicants for the strikers' places are
carried into the yards hy elevated
(rains. 1 i ode on ono of those
trains and found my fellow passengers to be mostly whites and
average unemployed unskilled
workers. I was not challenged In
my walks about the yards, but
police were on'guard everywhere.
Muny of the mechanical workors
such as electricians, steamfltters,
carpenters and machinists employed in the yards walked out in
sympathy with the food workers
and union officials predict that
many more will come nol.
The packers are alleged to be
installing cots for the strikebreakers, particularly the negroes,
who are unwilling to leave the
plant. This policy was adopted
during the li-Ofi striko and an expose of the resultant Insanitary
conditions occasioned nation wide
protest so thai It was made unlawful to house tbe blacks In the
The corporation pross bints that
Governor Smnll will send the
Illinois Nnlliinal Guard to I'aek-
ingtown. The commander of the
National Guard is Majors-General
Hilton J. Foreman, one Of the
counsel for the packers who secured'the Injunction against picketing.
Un protesting against the issuance of an injunction, A. W. Kerr
attorney, for thu Amalgamated
Meat Cutters, argued tbat peaceful1 picketing is entirely legal nnd
cited authorities, Including the
opinion of Chief Justice Taft of the
United States Supreme Court. Kerr
declared thut a "writ is too sacred
nn institution to be granted hastily
without a hearing." He assured
the court that the disorder ut the
yards hud bcen cnused by Imported
gunmen and sirikebrea kers.
Judiio Sullivan replied: "I have
come to the conclusion that thero
are no absolute rights In socioty
today.    All rights are relative.
"There Is no denying that lubor
has the right to attract others to
Its ranks, hut tho line of demarcation must be drawn somewhere.
That line comes where tho actions
are a benefit to themselves and not
to others.
"If violence Is being committed
lt Is only a question of whether
wo arc to have civil government or
civil war. As I understand the
law in Illinois there Is no such
thing as 'peaceful picketing.'"
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Life and Death
Struggle Has Begun
(Continued from Page I)
for the rest it is a direct Incitement
that they should leave the nonviolent methods of Gandhi and resort to violence.
"How far Gandhi will be able to
keep his enormous following all
over the country Impervious to
these provocative tuctics of the
British government it is difficult
to say. This much Is certain, that
the life and death struggle between
British imperialism nnd Indian
nationalism has begun."
Cotton Is Sold
Hussain stated that the British
exploiters of India took from the
country, long ago, more wealth
than Spain took from the Americans during her period of domination In this hemisphere. With the
gold looted from India the British
cotton spinning industry was established, and as early as the beginning of the eighteenth century
the historical cotton industry of
India was being crushed out by
special customs regulations, and
British textiles were being forced
upon the Indian market. Today
80 per cent of the cotton goods
produced In Lancashire are sold tn
India. Only nominal tariff duties
are levied by the British in India
against them. Recently the curious
spectacle wns presented of British textile manufacturers protesting against a slight Increase In
these tariff rates, applied by the
British Indian governmont to finance the militury administration
of the country. Nearly two-thirds
of the budget of India last year
was devoted to military purposes.
Afghanistan 1>> not now and
never has been a peril to India,
Hossaitl explained. It is a small
kingdom, so fortunately placed
among its mountains as to have
saved its Independence. f but it
could not possibly menace ils great
neighbor. Britain has used Afghanistan as a bogey with which to
frighten the British public and
thereby enablo it to keep an in-
uted military establishment In
India which Is really There to hold
down the people of India. •
"What came to bo known as the
'Bengal Terror' a few years ago."
ho concluded, "was the wholesnle
internment without trial of hundreds of young men and even boys
in their teens, some being put in
solitary tolls ,In order lo crush out
tho Partition agitation in Bengal.'
This looks as if it is being repeated
now on a wider scale and In u
pseudo-legal form. Every Indian
m.iil brings news of influential
public men tieing sen! to Jail hy
tho seove, They are willingly going without protest or defonse, in
ncordance with Gandhi's injunction.
"How long this horrible business
will last, no ono knows, but it can
hnve only nno end."
General Strike Ends With
Wages Uncut and the
Workers on Top
(By the. Federated Press)
Chicago — The Italian general
strike has ended with a complete
victory for the workers, nccordlng
to cable reports received here. Tbo
strike was occasioned by the employers* announcement of a cut in
The printers havo returned to
work, tho government having arrested tho murderers of two of
thoir leaders and having pledged
Itself to melc out justice to the
FaHCisti responsible for tho crime.
For threo days only Labor papers
pvore published lu Italy, the printers having walked out in protest
against the laxity of tho government In prosecuting the murderers.
Meanwhile another railway strike
is possible. The employeos have
demanded an increase in wagos,
and ihrcaton a general striko thc
latter part of December or early
ln January If the demand Is not re-
Soviet Government WiU
Not Drop Clbrario
(By the Federated Press)
New York—The charges against
Jacques Roberto Clbrario, motion
picture purchasing agent here for
the Russian Soviet government,
will be pressed, despite the dismissal of the indictments against Clbrario by Judge Mulqueen, According to Charles Recht, attorney for
the Russian government here.
"Those who believe that Clbrario
has escaped from the charges of
embezzling SflOO.OOO from the Russian, government," Recht said, "are
mistaken. The dismissal of the
Indictments was based on technical
errors in the presentation of evi-
no'thlng to do with the merits of
the case. I have the assurance of
twenty-five witnesses and of thc
Department of Labor that they are
reyidy to appear again before the
grand jury and resubmit their evidence."
Jerome Simmons, assistant district attorney, said that he had not
completed bis study of the case,
but he felt there was a c
against Clbrario and that the case
would be vigorously prosecuted.
C'moii You Highstepfiers!
On Thursday, Dec. 2ft, one of the
best dances <if the season will start
at 9 p.m, in the Cotillion Hall,
when the Junior Labor League and
Spartacan Football Club hold their
joint dance. Whist will commence
nt 8:Ui and good prizes will bo
offered. A feature Of the dance
will be the prize Waltz. Tickets
can be obtained from members of
either club or at the office of this
paper. Tho young folks are looking
forward to having a big turnout
for this event as thoy should hnvo
the support of the entire labor
movement of tho city. While several dances hnvo ben held by them
for other funds this will be th#
first time tHey have asked support
of their own work. Oet out wltb
the young folks and go ln a crowd!
The monthly social ot the J. I*
L. will be held tonight at ZUl
Windsor street, half-block north of
Kingsway, at 8 p.m. All young
people welcome. Tho buslneas
meeting next week will be held
at 8 p.m. In the F.L.P. Hall. Committee conveners for 1922 will b*
elected at this meting. It ls important that there be a good attendance.
The social committee announce*
the arrangements for the social Itt
the F.L.P. Hall, HS Cordova West
on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, ar*
about completed, and a good time
Is assured for everyone—from th#
youngest up.
The Spartacans defeated Beg'
consfield last Saturday. J to 1, la
the flrst round of the Native Sons*
cup tie. Owing (o a protest tho
game will be replayed at Laura
Secord School, corner Semlln and
Broadway, at 2:30 p.m. tomorrow.
Tor Information regarding tho
J.L.L. phone Fair. U10 or Fair,
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COUNOIL—President, R. W. Hitley;
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Wednesday in each month In Pender Hsll,
corner of Pender snd Howe Streets.
Phone Seymour 291.	
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B. C.—Formerly Firemen and Oilers'
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Bight, first and third Wednesday of each
■onth at 108 Main Street. President.
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flnanolal seeretsry snd business agent, C.
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—Meets A. 0. F. Hsll, Mount Pleasant
1st and Srd Mondays st 10.15 a.m. snd >
p.m. President, F. A. Hoover, 2409 Clarke
Drive; recording-secretary, F. E. Griffin,
447—6th Avenue East; treasurer, E. S.
Cleveland; flnanclal-seere!ary and trail*
Bess sgent, W. H. Cottrell, 4308 Dumfries Street; office corner Prior and Main
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president, E. H. Gough; secretary-
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B, C, meets every Tuesday evening
St 8 p.m. In the 0. B. U. Hull, 804 Pen
iter St. W. Seoretary, E. Horsburgh, Pon
der Hall.
of the 0.   B.   U.  meets   on   the  third
Wednesday of every month.    Everybody
Provincial Unions
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tklrd Wednesdays, KnlgWa of Pythias
Ball, North Park Street, st 8 v.m. President, 0. Sivertz; vice-president, R. Elliott; aeeretary-treasurer, E, S. Wood-
ward, P. 0. Box 802, Victoria, B. 0.
Council, 0, B, C. Branches: Prince
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Metalliferous Miners' District Board,
O.B.U. Secreary-treasurer, P. 0, Box
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Confirmation of
Failure Is Provided
(Continued from page 1)
sources under leadership capable
of unifying the country and modernizing her politically and economically."
To do this It is proposed that the
foreign powers withdraw recognition from the irregular and farclal
administration at Peking, and recognize the Canton government.
Next, the foreign powers must refrain from interference in the
political affairs of China. They
must let her solve with her own
brains the problems arising from
her present political, social and
economic changes. Then there
must be really open diplomacy between China and the powers, and
between the powers themselves,
concerning China. All existing
agreements, contracts, understandings, claims and commitments
must be examined, reviewed and
judged anew. Por example, the
twenty-one demands of Japan and
all treaties and agreements arising from them must be reopened.
Finally, the principles of the territorial, economic and administrative integrity of China must be
applied by the actual complete and
unquestioned return to China of
Shantung, South Manchuria and
Eastern Inner Mongolia, the Man-
churian Railway, Tibet, the leased
territories, and the settlements and
concessions now controlled by
foreign nations.
Moreover, all foreign troops
must be withdrawn, where In
China under sanction of treaty or
South China demands also that
China's control of her own tariff
rates and Internal taxes be recognized; that the remainder of the
Boxer indemnity be cancelled: that
the foreign spheres of interest or
influence be abolished;that consular
courts' jurisdiction be gradually
abolished; that foreign postoffices,
through which much harm has
come to China In the smuggling
of drugs, be withdrawn; that
Japanese police stations be abolished; that foreign wireless stations be dismantled.
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Minneapolis City Council
Protests Because Russia
Was Not Invited
(By tho Federated Press)
Minneapolis—Severe condemnation of the disarmament conference
for not having a delegation from
Soviet Russia is voiced in a letter
sent the conference by the Minneapolis City Council.
Three aldejfhien outside the Labor group in the council voted in
favor of sending the letter, making
a total of IB votes for and 10
The letter, which really amounts
to a demand for the recognition of
the Russian government, says:'
"The City Council of the City of
Minneapolis desires to express its
dissatisfaction and disagreement
with the action of the present disarmament conference in closing Its
doors to the public and desires to
express its opinion that said conference Ib merely a conference to
substitute International capitalism
for the present national capitalism,
and we desire to call the attention
of said disarmament conference to
the fnct that it now appears why
Soviet Russia was not invited to
said conference, because if the
workers' republic of Soviet Russia
had "been so invited its representatives would have insisted that the
discussions and proceedings of said
disarmament conference be open to
the public, and that the people of
the world everywhere should know
the aims, objects nnd desires of the
various representatives of said conference."
Bristow. Okla.—Gus Williams,
out of a job, is near death following an attempt to steal a case of
canned peas. He was shot down
by a deputy sheriff.
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Laat Wendesday, a good-sized
audience was present in thu F. L.
P. hall to hear Dr. Curry speak on
the evolution of matter and the
creation of worlds from nebulae.
The vastness of space and the
infinity of smallness in atoms and
electrons were dealt with in accordance with scientific views.
The origin of gods and evidences
of materialism were reviewed. •■
Next Wednesday the subject will
be "The Sun and His Family."
Those who attend and those who
think they have never travelled,
will be surprised to know how far
and fast they are going without
paying for it.
The probabilities of life on the
other planets and on the moon will
be presonted, and numerous inter
estlng photos of Mars and other
worlds will be shown on the
Los Angeles Judge Shows
His  Bias  to
Trouble at
Hastings Park
(Continued from page 1)
escorted Sullivan to the police station in the patrol wagon.
On arrival at the police station,
Sullivan was cross-examined by the
deputy chief, who Informed him
that he was not asked to go to the
park, and it was charity, and he
should be well satisfied.
Sullivan called the attention of
the deputy chief to the fact that he
belonged to a returned men's organization, and it was to his interests to attend the business meeting.
Sullivan was then informed that.
anyone In the predicament he was
in should not have any Interests In
organization, and that the laws
were made covering the hours
which men would bo allowed out
of the park, and they would be
carried out.
Chief Anderson camo in while
Sullivan was being examined, and
asked him if he would be satisfied
to return to the park. Sullivan replied in the affirmative. The chief
told him to see Mr. Ireland, and he
might get work in the city.
Deputy Chief Leatherdale, however, informed Sullivan as he was
leaving (ho station, that if he came
up for vagrancy, the charge made
against him would be brought up,
and warned him to keep away from
the park, as he would not be allowed there. Three other men
have also been put out of the park.
At a meeting of those single unemployed men boused at the park
on Thursday afternoon, a resolution was passed calling for the reinstatement of the men ordered
from the park, or the cessation of
all work.
The solidaritf of the workers on
this question was an eye-opener,
and while the men were dealing
with the discrimination shown,
many complaints were made as to
the food. The men claim that on
Thursday that there was only beans
and sour potatoes for lunch, and
many have complained that they
are unable to eat the food provided. A committee was also
struck off to meet the City Council
and lay the demands for reinstatement and better food before that
body. 'Che result of this meeting
could not, however, be reported in
this Issue, as it was not received
before press time.
(By The Federated Press)
Superior, Wis.—A cablegram received by Tyomles, the Finnish
daily here, from its Stockholm correspondent, dated December 6.
states that during the fall huge
stocks of war materia), as well as
Finnish officers and "white" refugees from Russia, who have had
military education, have been sent
from Finland to Soviet Karelia,
where te "white" Finnish bandits
are to be annihilated.
The same cable reports that the
threatened lockout, in which 70,-
000 metal workers were to be involved, has been averted.
Boston—The lawyers of Pisa, the
Italian city famous for its cathedral
and leaning tower, have nsked for
a retrial in the case of Nicola Sacco
nnd Bartolomeo Vanzetti, the two
workingmen awaiting death on the
charge of having participated in
the payroll robbery and murder fn
South Balntree, Mass., on April 15,
1920, according to a special cablegram to La Notizia of this city. It
is reported that the organization of
attorneys, known as the Council of
Order of Pisa lawyers, based their
action upon a study of the evidence
In the Sacco-Vanzetti trial.
World News in Brief Paragraphs
Badlna, the French mutineer of
the Black Sea. has again been elected as a municipal councillor of
Paris. Ho won on tho (irst hallot,
and has again bcen elected on the
Another sample of normalcy has
been demonstrated at Caledonia,
Glace Bay, N. 8., where Ave mines
have been closed down, und the
miners-thrown out of Work because
thore is no market for their product.
A conference for the formation
ot a Workers Political Party was
held in Toronto last week. A general call for a national conference
will bc Issued shortly. The convention will bo held In February
J. S. Woodsworth, who was connected with the general Btrike of
1919 In Winnipeg, and was arrested for having quoted a passage
from Isaiah, was oleotcd in Centre
Winnipeg by a majority of 3D92
over ills nearest competitor.
The fund opened J)y the French
Communist Party for Russian Famine Relief amount! to £20,000. In
addition, a steamer will leave Marseilles for a port on thc Black Sea
in a few days wth a cargo of gifts
in kind, including 1000 tons of rice
and 200 tons of other foodstuffs.
Warsaw—The debt of the Polish
stato in tlie Polish National Loan
Havings Bank grew by twenty and
a, half milliard marks during the
moiilh of October and. now
amounts to 198 milliard marks.
The note clruculation increased by
thirty milliard marks. — Rosta
Warsaw —"Rucczpospollta" reports: A conference of the Independent Socialists of Poland took
place In Warsaw In which among
other tilings it was decided to pre-,
sent a request lo tlie Minister of
thc Interior for legalization of the
'Independent Socialists as a Party.
Representatives of the Left P.P.S.
took part in the conference.
The unemployed of Winnipeg
have orgunized. Delegates from a
number of Labor organizations and
from the -unemployed organized
Labor of the city, met recently and
decided to organize and the organization will bc known ns "The Winnipeg Central Council of Unemployed." Officers hove bcen elected and a constltulon ndopted.
Petrograd—A German commercial delegation has arrived here
who submitted tile proposition to
the Economic Council of the northwest district to undertake the delivery of a largo quantity of telephone material and to participate
in the renovation of a large num-'
bor of Petrograd houses. The proposal was considered acceptable.
Tho delegation will also receive
forest concessions.—Rosta Wlen.
Rome—The conclusion of the
agreement between Russia and
Itnly, which should hnve taken
Placo recently, has once more
suffered a delay. Epoca reports
that the ground for the delay lies
in the demands of the Russian
Commercial delegation, who wish
to take the building of tho Russian
embassy. The Italian government
is not in favor of this demand.—
Rosta Wlen.
By a majority-of two to one, Ihe
i.'ivil Legislallve Committee nf the'
French Chamber has decided
against the Introduction of n bill
of amnesty In favor of tho Black
Sea mutineers.
By a somewhat smaller- majority,
a motion to petition the government to Introduce it was also defeated.
It is slated that in military op-
orations in Morocco since the
events of July last, the Spanish
troops have lost 20,000 In wounded and sick. Those killed since
July number 10,000"
Usual Stool Pigeon Witnesses Appear for
(By Miriam Allen de Ford)
(Federated Press Staff Correspondent)
Los Angeles, Cal.—About the
rawest deal yet attempted under
the criminal syndicalism law Is being pulled off In this city, where 11
membera of the I.W.W, arc being
tried on 16 counts, though the law
admits of only five. Judge Willis
mnkes no attempt to conceal which
side he Is on. I have related how
ho promised the defendants a
transcript of testimony if they
would return it after they were
convicted. Every attempt of the
men, who are acting ns their own
-attorneys, to perform the usunl
functions of a lawyer for the defence, are met with orders to "shut
up and sit down."
If the reader doubts the literal-
ness of this language from a judge
on the bench, here is a little dialogue between the judge und defendant Baker:
"Baker: Your honor, I should
like to know who ts on trial, the
organization, or myself aB charged in the indictment.
"Judge Willis: "Stick around,
kid, and you'll flnd out!"
John H, Vail, the stool pigeon
who has just sent six men to Jail in
Oakland, told the same outrageous
lie to the Los Angeles jury, namely; that the sinking of the steamship Alaska (which has just heen
legally blamed on her owners and
officers) was due to sabotage by
mombers of thc I. W. W. in the
Coutts and DImond, the "Gold
Dust Twins" are here with their
regular storlos of copper nails and
fired haystacks, and their evasiveness as to how much they are paid
for their testimony and as to why
they never have served time for
draft dodging and burglary.
Joe Arata is here with his burned
feet, whon the I. W. W.'s put lime
In his shoes because he wouldn't
Join them—and he wore the shoos
for five hours before discovering
the lime in them! The defendants
requested that Joe take off his
shoes and socks and display the
scars necessarily arising from such
burns. "No mon shall take his
shoes off ln my court," decreed
Judge Willis.
But the prize witness has been
that champion union buster and
flag waver, Ole Hanson. Ole told
all about the Seattle general strike,
which ho blamed on tho I. W. W.
He was reminded that It was a
strict A. F. of L. striko, with no
"wobblies" in it. Ho retaliated b.v
alleging that James Duncan was
an I. W. W. Then he went on to
Centralla, pointed to the defendants, and several times screeched
at them, "You murlerers."
The lies grew too thick for de-
lendant Witling, and he oalled
Hanson a dirty skunk. There was
nothing tho judge oould do, for
Witling was already In Jail; so he
took it out on Frurt Instead (who
was out on ball) and gave him five
days for "Insulting a witness," for
asking Hanson how much ho got
for his lectures!
The prosecution has Introduced
130 exhibits, most of tehm hoary
with age, some antiquities dating
from the beginning of the I. W.
W. In 1905. Tho defence is now
arguing its case, but, as may be
supposed, under considerable difft-
rultles. One of the first witnesses
cross-examined was the footful
Arata. A defendant asked him a
question, word for word the same
one previously asked him by the
prosecuting attorney. The prosecutor jumped up, yelling, "I object, your honor. Incompetent,
Immaterial and irrlevant and not
germane to the issue." The Judge
rulod the objection sustained ns he
does with all the prosecution's objections.
Then the defendants showed
him tho transcript of testimony,
with the identical question asked
by (he prosecutor himself. But
Judge Willis was equal to the occasion. "Sit down," he roared.
"If you don't like my rulings, you
can take an appeal after you're
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Inspect Large Factories
at Lodz and Discuss
'Gflaeta Warszawska" reports
from Lodz: American capitalists
accompanied by the president of
the Polish and American Chamber
of Commerce in New York, arrived
in hotla on the 4th of November.
The Americans inspected the large
factories and held a conference
with thc representatives of the
Lodz Industries by American capital and the exchange of American raw materials for manufactured goods from these Industries
wns discussed.
TJie Lodz manufacturers took
tip a negatory attitude towards
the lirst part of the Americnn proposals, as they nre expecting the
arrival of machines from Qermany
to be delivered as a compensation
for tbe machines partly carried off
id partly destroyed by the Germans during tlie war, with which
the at present inactive plants may
bo started again. Thc second part
or the proposals met with acquiescence among the Lodz manufacturers.
Where Is the Union Button?
"Biinkhousc ft la Hastings Park"
Editor B. C. Federatlonist—Sir:
The local capitalist press has recently been furnishing many "short
stories" about the conditions alleged to prevail at Hastings Park.
From the alleged "reports It might
appear to the unsophisticated that
everything Is heavenly In the
"bunkhouse de la Hastings Park,
that the inmates are for the fin
time enjoying tho pleasures of
"Home, Sweet Home," and that
everything in general is lovely and
beautiful. As the writer ls at present "doing time" at that institution, what he might say, should be
of interest to those who prefer the
plain facts, to the literary creations
uf the dally press.
As a device to deal with unemployment, its characteristics are
such as to reveal to all workers, the
machinations resorted to by the
presont ruling class, Under the
camouflage of charity, the basic
principles of the present system
are seen and should indicate to
those yet and in the near future to
be confronted with unemployment,
just what they are likely to expect.
According to the original plans,
the men were to be put to work
two days a week in the park preparing golf links for the business
men desiring relaxation from the
strain of labor-skinning. They
were to be paid, however, not in
the usual manner of so much cash
for so much time spent in labor,
but were to be remunerated by a
week's board and bunk with an excess of SO cents In cash. Lest there
should be a possibility of the men
amassing a large bank account
from such an excess, this was reduced to 50 cents. When the war
was on, $1.10 per day and found
wns the current rate offered to the
"men wanted," but now that we
have the "democracy" that the returned men fought for, four bits
and found per week is the price in
vogue, Just B0 eents more than Is
paid to a horse for a week's la;, or.
In spite of this, Mr. Ireland, In his
dally "smoke screens" would have
the people on the outside of the
compound believe that the men are
satisfied. The writer has been informed on good authority that one
of the subjects a preacher is examined on, is psychology. Now, If the
psychology taught to Mr. Ireland,
an ex-preacher, permits him to believe that Intelligent peoplo will
swallow his assertions about the
satisfaction of the men, regarding
the conditions mentioned, then
there must be something wrong
With the academic influence of the
The condition of tho food administered has been a continuous
source of -IfssutisCactloi. ever since
the camp opened. To go into details would  he burdensome.    It Is
fllclent to .state, however, thnt tho
men hava often to leave the table
In disgust at the quality of the food
handed out. To expect men to perform work after rejecting unpalatable food is as unreasonable as it
ls to expect the men to be satisfied
with such treatment, Both Mr.
Ireland and the unemployment
committee of the City Council have
been Informed of the complaints
of the men about the food, and for
that reason alone any statements
emanating from either parties to
the effect thnt the men nre satisfied,
is an absolute misstatement of fact,
The men have organized, arid n
committee; hns been appointed by
them1'to net In their behalf, before
the proper parties, nnd the committeo Is everything but satisfied with
the reception given to their various
claims. From the general behavior
of Mr. Ireland, it seems that he hns
allocating to himself a position of
dictatorship, He is lu charge of
the entire undertaking, and seems
to be possessed with a brain inflated with the notiotUhat ho'alone
knows the requirements of the men.
He has admitted thnt the men arc;
willing to work, but his uncompromising attitude of dictatorship
Is of the snme character as is
breeding discontent among tho
workers the world over. If his alleged knowledge of psychology will
not permit him to listen to reason,
the sooner his position Is declare
vacant the better. To summarl*
the men have asked to be paid 1
cash for the two days per wee
that they work, and also have ask
ed for better food and other necei
sary changes in the arrangement
but have been treated with con
tempt by him, and' despite hi
statements about the men beln
satisfied, the writer as one of then
knows different.
Mr. Ireland has accomplished on
thing at least, though unconscious
ly. He has forced the men to th
realization of the necessity of. ot
ganization. His tactics has asslstei
tremendously, the leaven of solid
arity growing among them. Do
mlclled and working together, a
they are, they are brought close
to a realization of their class intei
ests—the doorway through whic
they must first enter if working
class solidarity is to be sttalnec
Future events will alone determin
what this Incubator of working
class thought will bring forth.
Oklahoma City—Claude Connall
State Labor Commissioner, is dii
covering that thc unemploymer
situation in the State is beoomin
worse instead of better, as he ha
expected. A great many farmer
unable to get out of debt or mal
additional loans in anticipation <
better crops, are flocking to tr
cities to seek work for the winte
at least, Connelly reports.
Sacramento, Calif.—The lata
victim here of the criminal syi
dlcalism law is Walter Wismer. rl
has bcen indicted by the granl
jury, charged with the "crimf
of belonging to the I. W. W„ a>|
is in the county jai), being unatf
to raise tho ball demanded.
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