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$2.60 PER YEAR
Unemployed at Hastings
Park   Are   Not
Demand That Federated
Labor Party Take
If there Is any doubt in the
minds of the people as to the discontent at-the- conditions at Hastings Park, those who attended the
meet ing at the Pender Hall last
Bunday, were soon convinced that
the men were not only dissatisfied,
but hostile.
Alderman Sorlbbens, who attended and spoke, was Questioned at
length as to his attitude to the un-
' employed workers and the following resolution, whieh was presented
1 to the meeting while he was present, was passed without dissent.
■ The resolution read as follows:
"Whereas, Alderman Sorlbbens
|8 a member of the Federuted Labor Party;
"And whereas, the conditions at
Hastings Park nre far from satisfactory to the unemployed, the food
boing poor, and discrimination has
been shown to workers who are
active In working class organizations, and Alderman Scrlbblns, has
through the press, stated that the
food Is good and has not protested
against the discrimination against
Fellow Worker Sullivan and
"Therefore he it resolved: That
this meeting instruct the secretary
to request -the -Federated Labor
Party to withdraw Alderman Scrib-
bins as. their candidate for the City
Council, or compel him to act in
conjunction with thu committee of
the unemployed."
Alderman Scrlbblns, on being
called to the platform, stated thnt
he had been invited to spenk, but
had little idea as to what was required of him, but expected that
■what was required of him was to
give an idea as to the measures
adopted by the City Council to deal
wtth the unemployed question.
Continuing, ho stated that It
was Impossible to hold any individual responsible for conditions In
society todny, and that unemployment would become more acute under the present system, and that
when private property came into
existence it came at the same time
(Continued on page S)
Will Hold a Social and
Kiddies' Party on
Dec. 27th
It is the intention of the Women'B
Auxiliary of Victoria to close the
flrst half of the winter season with
a social evening, on Dec. 27. It is
hoped that the General Workers
Unit, the Socialist Party of Canada
and the Technical Aid committee
and all sympathizers will attend.
The social will be held in the K.
P. hall. Tickets can be had of any
of the members, tho price being 36
conts. Tea will be served at 6.80
p. m.
The Women's Auxiliary of yjc-
torlahas done much good work recently, and has been able to hand
over the sum of $17.80 to the Russian famine relief fund, this amount
being collected at the Fair grounds,
ThlB sum was forwarded through
the Technical Aid committee to
Seattle; $25 was donated to the
Canadian Red Cross fund for Russia, and another $46 as the result
of dances, has been raised for this
While doing all possible for the
famine sufferers of Russia, tbe local
situation has not been forgotten,
and a sum of money has been collected for a Chrismas party for the
kiddies of Victoria, to be held on
the evening of Dec. 27, nt the K.
P. hall.   Tea will be served at 4.30.
The Women's Auxiliary extends
a hearty Invitation to all those in
sympathy with the movement to
join in and help. Meetings are
held in room 8, Green block, Broad
street, on tlie second and-fourth
Wednesdays, at 8 p.m. Educatlonnl
classes will he held during the coming year. The secretary's address
is A. Reinls, 105 Slmcoe street, Victoria, B. C. -   ■
Says British Representative Is a Beaten
Moscow—Karl Radek writes in
Pravda, over the reply of Lord Cur-
• The note of Lord Curzon* of Nov.
1.12, to the Soviet government;  in
which  he  repeats all accusations
against the Soviot government, and
I all  the  lying  reports  of  German
[ spies over tbe Uusslan.ilntrlgucs in
lhe East can contribute nothing to
j ft solution of the eastern question
I between Eifgland and Russia.    Tt
was not to be expected that Lord
Curzon would withdraw otic word
.of his earlier allegations.   The unprejudiced reader must, however,
f to himself that it Is unworthy
of an English foreign minister to
compromise himself in such a wny.
j'For tho sake of clearness, lot a few
examples be quoted.
Lord   Curzon   supports   himself
upon a report of Nuortcva to the
congress of the Communist Inter-
| national,   whereas   the   whole   of
I Moscow knows thnt Nuorteva was
j at that time in prison.
Instead of keeping silent, how-
[ ever, Curzon relates (bnt Nuorteva
I was arrested for defalcation, but
I that according to Bolshevist usage.
J persons undergoing sentence may
I submit reports. It Is clear that
fc'thls claim of Curzon Is nn ordinary
j Idiocy. Nuorteva was not charged
IWtlh   defalcation,   but   with   high
■ treason; however, his cose is not
lyet ended. We do not know if he is
I guilty or not, but every onc will
I know, also In England, that persons
■ accused of high treason cannot
lsubmit reports. This note, how-
lever, contains n humorous romnrk.
■ Lord Curzon cites a report.of Nuor-
Iteva In tho congress of the Com-
I mun ist International whereupon we
f answer thot thiB "roport" is a sub-
letitution by German spies who did
| not know that Nuorteva was never
(Continued en page 8)
Hold Tag Day, and Collect Food from
The Vietoria and District Unemployed Council bus had a busy
Week. The notoriety of the Victoria
police commissioners is such that
a large audience paid 25c each to
get admission to one of tbeir meetings, held In Pantages theatre, the
surplus amounting to $340, was
turned over to the unemployed
committee. A tag day was held on
Saturday, Dec. 17, nnd a sum of
$2836.80 was collected.
The Rev. Wm. Stevenson has
consented to act as trustee for the
few days that tbe cash will be in
hnnd, as owing to tbe destitution,
it is expected to go like the proverbial snowball in hades. An
empty building bas been procured,
and supplies of food, clotulng, etc.,
wblch tho farmers of Sooke. Met-
chosin and other outlying districts
have promised, nnd are giving, will
be distributed without the prying
curiosity of old damsels nf the
petty bourgeois type, whose investigations *_.eem to be more to satisfy their innate desire to know all
about other people's business rather than relieve the distress tbat
prevails. The Victoria and District
Football Association bas subscribed $10.00 to the fund, and the proceeds of the flrst game of thc year
will be handed over as a further
A concert is to be organized,
many of the unemployed being
singers, elocutionists, vnudevllle
artists, orators, etc., and altogether
every moans Is to be utilized to
raise funds and relieve the hungry.
Schemes never before heard of,
from sending deputations to England, to influence the workers there
to buy British Columbia salmon,
to approaching the government to
get a share of the liquor sales, are
brought up and considered lu the
The meetings held daily aro well
nttended, nnd tbo benefit of organization is being demonstrated,
Tbe patient slaves, who are under
tbe impression that tbis is the best
of all possible systems,, will surely
begin to see just where they stand,
aiul realize the Impossibility of ever
getting permanent relief so long as
they are in the slavo class.
$6,000 NEEDED BY MARCH 1st
FROM an economic viewpoint, the year 1921, which is
fart drawing to a close, has been a bad one, Unemployment has prevailed all through the year and business
has suffered as a consequence of the idleness of the workers.
Merchants of all kinds, as well aa other businesses,
have goffered, and the working olass periodical* have had
a strenuous time, for economic conditions affect all sections of society, and labor papers are usually the first
publications to feel the pinch.
The Federationist, along with other working-class
journals, has had these conditions to face, and has
weathered the storm so far, but the work which lies before us for the coming year cannot be undertaken unless there is greater support from the rank and flle.
There is muoh to be done, but it costs money to do it,
and the necessity of the moment is an increased)
revenue. •
Between this date and March 1,1922, we desire to increase our revenue over and above the usual income to
the extent of six thousand dollars.  This oan be done in
two ways: by the workers securing an additional two
thousand five hundred new subscribers in that period, or
by donating that much money. 'We don't oare how we
get it, as long as it comei from the workers, wd the usefulness of the paper is maintained.
' It should not be difficult to secure new subscribers if
our readers will undertake this work, and there aro
many who, while not in affluent circumstances, could
spare a dollar or two for the carrying bn of working-
class propaganda. Mew subscribers are what we want
most, but if we cannot raise the money that way, then
we must have the finanoial support of those who oaa
afford to contribute.
Remember the date, March 1,1922, the sum needed la
lix thousand dollars, and don't forget that this can only
be raised by your aid. Don't leave it to the other fellow.
This is your business. Send in a new subscription if you
«San, and, if possible, a donation, to make the Federation-
1st secure and increase its usefulness, along with it. Every
tent received will be put into the paper. *
Big   Victory   Is   Scored
by British Imperialism
Fear of Labor Control
Compels British Admiralty to Act
By W. Francis Ahern
(Federated Press Staff Correspondent)
Sydney, N. S. W.—Sensational
admissions regarding the future of
the Australian navy have been
made by highly placed- naval
officials, in response to inquiries by
thc Australian correspondent of
The Fedearted Press. They disclose that British imperialism has
scored a big victory In that country.
Plans are set by which the
navy owned and controlled by the
Australian people—perhaps the
most democratic In the world—Is
to be scrapped and the naval defense of Australia placed ln the
hands of tbe British Admiralty.
The naval colleges In Australia for
training the naval students arc to
(Continued on Page 3)
Hundreds of Tons of Food
and Clothing Are
Two members nl' the unemployed
committee will bc at the Ponder
Hall ovory afternoon, from 2 to 5
o'clock, for tho purpose of taking
up any complaints that tho unemployed may havo. There will bo
one woman ou this committee,
If you want some sample copies
of this paper .for your noighbo^,
call around to the ofllce and get
... e "•'•"*-<•->•»•>■•-.•..•.,«.. j
who have children are requested to send full particulars
' as to age and sex of their children to the
Secretary of the Xmas Tree and
Entertainment Fund
804 Pender Street, West
■ ■■a-o—-a-*a-a- ■ - • ■• ■
North Vancouver Workers to Fight for Full
On Saturday last, the unemployed of North Vancouver held a
meeting to discuss the general situation a ndto further the organizing work already undertaken.
It was reported that at a meeting held ln Lynn Valley, twenty
had joined the District Workers
Protective Association.
The relief committee reported
tbat there were a hundred names
on the needy list.
A communication from the Vancouver unemployed committee asking for the appointment of dele-
gales to a central committee was
read and four delegates wero
The reply to the council to the
last demands of the unemployed
was theu discussed and the following motion was passed: That
this meeting ask tho City Council
what powers have been given to
the recently formed committeo
composed of three .aldermen and
the engineer in relation to the laying out of work, what plan tljey
have adopted and how they propose to carry it out, It was also
decided to demand 1)0 cents per
hour for the men who may be put
to work ou the spur contract, and
that no more private contracts be
let whilo thore is so many unem
-looyed. Requests were also
framed covering the payment for
slickers and rubber boots and
Jerry tickets at 20 for a dollar,
and that the unemployed be given
free passes.
Tho executive met the North
Vancouver City Council on Monday night, and laid the demands
of the men before that body, and
the council decided to increase the
pny for relief work from 40 to 45
cents, and $24 was donated for tbe
purpose of supplying passes so
that the unemployed could seek
work outside the city.
At a meeting held on Tuesday
night, It wns decided to accept the
5-cent incronscc, but to still fit;.it
for work or full maintenance,
Another meeting will be held tomorrow night, (Saturday) and all
unemployed workers are invited, to
The Lynn Valley unemployed
will meet un Tuesday night at 8
p.m. io tho Municipal Hx.n
Big Effort Will Be Need-
to Relieve Famine
Since the first news of the catastrophic famine situation In the
Volga Provinces of Soviet Russia
was flashed across the. Atlantic
Ocean to the American continent,
committees for relief of the sufferers in the famine stricken areas
have been set up in various parts
of America and Canada. In the
first five months of the campaign
especial stress was placed upon the
necessity for sending of funds, because the machinery necessary for
the reception of goods and shipment of same to the Volga were
noC as yet established, All difficulties, havo now been overcome,
and merchandise of all kinds can
be received in regular stations established for that purpose, and
shipped direct to Soviet Russia al
most weekly.
Therefore a continont wide drive
for parcels lms boon inaugurated.
In every part of America and
Canada an extensive campaign will
be made during the Yuletlde Season, to secure hundreds of tons of
fowl, clothing and medicines.
The situation in the Volga has
been placed before the Canadian
people* time and again. We need no
longer dwell upon the causes. The
plain facts face us that up to a
month ago about 20,000,000 men,
women, and children were feeding
upon pigfeed, sunflower heads and
grass, like horses. That these same
people went about exposed ..to all
kinds of weather, either almost
entirely naked or at the most with
a few rags to cover their exhausted bodies.
Now the terrible Russian winter
has fallen upon thom!
What la there left for those unfortunate victims to do?
Die—of hunger, cold, disease—?
Or elso place tlieir lives In ymir
Tho   Canadian    Famine   Relief
imniittoe,   nn   authorized   branch
the Russian  Red Cross  (wliich
Is affiliated wltb tho International
Red  Cross  Committee  of Geneva)
gives you the   opportunity   to   be
the saviours of any number of lives
yon  nro  able  and  wish  to rescue
from the pangs of hunger, the Bufferings of typhus and cholera, the
tortures   accompanying  approaching death.
December 18 to January 12 have
beon lived as tho dates for the
parcel drlvo In Western Canada.
Hundreds of Ihousands of people here wilt celebrate the holiday
season, Christmas and Now Year.
Rut on the Volga Hunger Front
there will be darkness lu the
hearts of tho people, there will be
suffering for millions, there will be
hundreds falling on ibe roads,
never to rise again. We have every
light to comfort and the good
things of life, but while millions
of men, women nnd children are
(Continued en page 4)
Nothing   to  Be  Gained
from Conciliation, Says
Business Agent
Italian Fascisti Movement
a Camouflaged Ruling
Class Attack
Moscow—Pravda explains the
Fascist disorders In Rome by the,
efforts of the bourgeois to capture
a few positions from the working
class, bo as to bc In a position to
exploit them. The bourgeois government ennnot resolve to begin
an open battle agninst the proletariat, and therefore tt sends the
"black hundreds" nf the Fascists In
advance. Tho paper mnkes note
of the following facts: The Italian
bourgeois premier iB Bonoml, a
former Social Democrat. Mussolini, the leader of the Italian black
bands, ts also a former Sorlal Democrat. This truly remarkable co-
inclrence, this paradoxical chance
throws a bright light upon the tendency of the Social Democracy,
which is continually sinking deeper. It Is therefore not to be wondered at that the Italian proletariat
is still In chains. These chains go
from Mussolini over Bonoml to
Turati, and from Turati to Serratl.
The whole huge apparatus of the
Fascists, the government apparatus, the yellow trade unions, all
weigh upon the proletariat. If the
Italian proletariat wishes to free
itself from these chains, it must
first of all free Itself from the Influence of Tnratl.—Rosta Wlen.
Shows Extent of Reductions   Which   Have
Been Recommended
Realising that the Street and
Electric Railway employees are
very antagonistic to the majority
report handed down by the conciliation board, which recently sat
toj f arbitrate between the B. C.
EWctric Railway company and Its
employees, the company has, during the past week, done a large
amount of advertising to create a
psychology antagonistic to thf
men. Full page advertisements
have appeared In the dally press,
and, owing to the cost it Is Impossible for the organization to
meet this kind of propaganda by
the same methods, so other methods had to be adopted and W. II.
Cottrell, business agent for the
Vancouver division of the Street
and Electric Railway employees,
Issued the following statement to
the pross:
The award Is a majority award
by the Company's representative
and" the Chairman of the Board,
our representative., being unable to
agree und bringing in a minority
Cuts Kxplninod
It recommends a 10 per cent,
reduction in all wages.
Further than that, all Motormen
and Conductors wages are cut on
Sundays from time and one-half to
time and one-quarter. Extra
men's wages are cut from a guarantee of 0 houra per day to a
guarantee of $87.fi0 per month.
These men would have to be at the
beck and call of the Company up
to 12 hours per day.
The spread-over time Is reduced
from 26 cents per hour to 10 cents
per hour. This means that, If It
takes a regular man 12 hours to
get in his eight hours work, he will
get the magnificent sum of 20 cents
as extra remuneration, where previously he got fiO cents.
The Conductors relieving others
nt, say Columbia Ave. and Hastings or at Prior Street are now
allowed 10 minutes for going to
the office and getting tbelr supplies of tickets and change etc
This is taken away by the award
and they are simply paid from the
time they get on ibe car. '
All shop and barn men formerly
paid double time for overtime are
reduced by the award to lime and
All track maintenance men are
reduced from double time on Saturday afternoon, Sundays and
holidays lo tlm'e and one-half.
Expect Nothing
Thc men recognize that they
cannot expect anything from
these Conciliation Hoards, as they
are always composed of two men
wbb the employers' viewpoint and
one with the worker's,
The following extinct from the
(Continued on page 4)
Latest Bomb Confession
Planned by Burns
Short News Dispatch Is
Proof of Falsity of
(.By the Federated Press)
Chicagt)—Another Wall street
bomb suspect has been captured—
this time in far-off Warsaw, Poland
■—according to the Chicago Tribune
which planted the headline "U. S.
Captured Wall Street Bomber"
across seven columns of its Saturday Issue. The story apparently
was deliberately timed to set-off
the agitation for the release of political prisoners In America, and
gives interior evidence of its falsity.
The Tribune editors not only
were aware of the faked nature of
the yarn from "follow" dispatches,
but, according to reports current in
Chicago for several days past, their
correspondents In Washington knew
that William J. Burns, head of the
United Slates Secret Service, was
planning tho "sensation" in an ef-
(Contlnucd on Page 3)
General Workers Unit O. B. V.
The next regular meeting of the
General Workers Unit O. B. U., will
be held In Pender Hall, Wednesday
evening, Dec. 28. A full attendance Is requested, as officers for
the ensuing term will be nominated, and other matters of vital importance to the unit will be discussed,
Christmas Tree and Entertainment in Presbyterian Church
The regular meeting of the
Council o( Workers waa held In the
Pender Hall on Tuesday night.
Unemployment, was as usual the
chief topic.
Tbe North Vancouver unemployed reported that they had obtained a raise of five cents per
hour, and ferry tickets so that they
could seek work. The South Vancouver delegates reported that
new arrangements had been made
the single men to be given two
days per week at $4 per day, and
no relief, but n guarantee of not
less than $3-."per mouth. It was
also reported that the men were to
bo called off tho job and Ihe matter
thrashed out  with   the   Commlss-
Japs  and   Chinese  Fall
Out Over Shangtung
(By The Federated Press)
Washngton.—Complete deadlock
between Japanese and Chinese delegates In their discussion of,the return of the Shantung Railroad to
China ls admitted. Japanese Imperial policy Is hostile to the return
of the essential control of Shantung to the Chinese. Threatened
by great demonstrations in Shanghai. Nanking, Hankow, Tientsin,
Pekin and other cities, demanding
lhe overthrow of the present gov-
rnment the Peking delegates have
refused to yield further to the Japanese. The Conference Is worried.
If Shantung as an issue cannot bo
solved nr evaded, the Conference
will have been a failure,
A British tinolficlal spokesman
described thc conference of
Hughes, Balfour and Kato on tbe"
naval ratio and China at tbis point
as tieing as difficult to report as
"a fight between three negroes In
a tunnel on a dark night,''
W.  Z.   Foster  Outlines
Plans to Put Spirit
Into Unions
Educational Leagues Will
,     Be Set Up in All
(By The Federated Preu)
Chicago.—Is lt possible to call
Into existence simultaneously from
500 to 1,000 groups of trade union
radicals and progressives In that
many localities to put spirit into
the labor movement? Can a network of such minority committees
beset up throughout the entire ■>
trade unions of the United Statea
by a series of 'national moves, taking one Industry after another and
completing the proposition in from
six to eight months?
William Z. Poster, organizer of
the steel workerB, says that It can
be done, and that lt Is the program
now being worked out by the Trade
Union Educational League, "Our
plan," sayB Foster, "is one of the
most Important projects ever undertaken by union men in this
countly. In my judgment It hat
far more significance for labor
than even the campaign to organize the steel Industry,
To Unite Radicals.
"We aim to unite all the radicals and progressives for a con-
certed drive to invigorate the old
unions and to remodel them Into
modern trade union structures.
"The campaign of organization
will be carried out somewhat along
the principles of a military drive.
It Is a large Beale proposition in organization, such as I tried In vain
to get thc trnde union leaders to
make out of the steel campaign.
"Our flrst move will be to set up
Educational Leagues of live wires
in all the important trade union.
centreB of the country at the same
time. These bodies will consist ot
trude unionlsls of all trades and
will at once (ry to put life Into the
local labor councils. We calculate that by our system of organization it will lake only a month or
so to put ln anywhere from 200 to
"O.of these general groupa.
Organize Industrial (.roups
Onco they are established they
(Continued on page .)
All unemployed workers who
have children are mpicstcil
send In the number of children
they have, their ages und sex, to
tho Secretary of the Children's
ClirlBtmas tree ami entertainment
committee, HIM Ponder St. West.
Society I'or Technical Aid to Soviot
following is a statement of
lies collected to date by the
Society, Ii is only publishod
irinatlon ahd as the fund is
not closed it has not been audited,
W. Bennett 	
ail m
for ii
A Mass Meeting
Of the Unemployed and Employed Workers
At 2 p.m.
inner, owing to ihoso new regulations.
James Had* Howe, organiser of
the International Welfare Ansoela-
llon, well know for bin nctlvfUos
amongst lbe HoboH of the United
Mates. addressed tlie meeliriji. He
described tho efforts which were
being made to organise and educate the hobos. He also stated
that a paper was published. The
Holio News, which is devoted Io
the Interests of the migratory
workers. He also stnted that a
Western conference would* he held
In lhe near future and he would
like to have two delegates from
Vancouver at that gathering so
that a connecting link between the
two countries would be formed.
After a long discussion on the
unemployed situation, ll was reported tbnt the Presbyterian
Church at the cornor of Ooro
Avenuo ahd Hastings Streot had
been loaned by the Rov, Richmond
Craig for thc kiddies of the unemployed Xmas tree, Tbls event will
be held on Thursday, December the
2!Uh. at 1  p.m.
The secretary is desirous of
having the ages nnd sex of all the
kiddies of rlie unemployed so thai
provision ean be made for them.
The kiddles will In; welcome, and
given a good lime. Women workers who arc willing to aid in the
tag day on Saturday are invited to
go to the Pender. Hall to night
(Friday) at eight p.m., and all
taggers are   requested   to   lie   on
band at  HI a.m. on Saturday morn-
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Bassanofl', Treasurer,
Hand ymir neighbor this copy of
Tho Federationist, and then call
around next dny for a [inscription.
Largest Majority in His*
tory Is Given Imprisoned Leader
(By the Federated Press)
Pittsburg, Kan.—Hy the largest
vote ever recorded in the history
of District.U of the United Mine
Workers of America, Alexander
Howat and August Dorchy, deposed
president and vice-president, are
being re-elected in the election figures now being tabulated from 141
'.'Reports from a little more than
half the locals of tbe dUtrlct show
•10X0 votes for Howat," said John
Fleming, who is acting ln his place
during Hewitt's incarceration in tbe
Columbia Jail. This means that be
will hnve a total of between 0000
and 7000 votes when all the votes
are counted.
"Six thousand is the highest
number tbat have ever balloted in
our district elections, and usually
less than 5000 vote, so ibis is a
"Nol ji single miner voted against
Howat and Dorchy, so you can see
what solid support is behind the
man that Governor Allen, President
T_ewis and tbe coal operations seek
The hostility towards Howat of
Kin-riff Harvey, brother or lbe acting secretary-troasuror of the provisional ona ii iz.it ion, is becoming
more marked. He has Just withdrawn all vlsiiing privileges from
l lie Labor prisoner, alleging lhat
Howat wns aiding visiting officials
nf his organization to lay out plans
for action.
Only his attorney can now see
the man wbo defied ibo anti-strike
aw.' Tbls is in marked contrast to
lavage West Virginia; where Kee-
ley and Mooney were comfortably
lodged in
;iven free
where Ho
alleged m
jailor's bouse and
-ss to visitors, though
n caepitnl offense,
in in Jail only for an
Sunday May Be Christmas Day
But the Usual Propaganda Meeting of the Socialist Party
of Canada Will Be Held in the
At 8 p.m.
Speaker:   J. D. HARRINGTON
Who will deliver to the workers a message which will point the
way (o Hie fleeing of Immunity from slavery. Ym& two..
thirtijenth t_Ah. n,». .o   THE BRITISH COLUMBIA FEDKRATIONIST vaucouvbr. jig
HE B. C. F£
Published'every Friday morning by The B. C.
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Witty of Ubor:   The Hope of Hie \Vorhl_
..December   23.   1921
HE failure of the workers1 in the reeent elee-ioiw has'not been in vain,
aiicl-,the--,yartieipa_-Oii ri the-wealth prrf-
dueers in pa rliameiitary aet ivitios iiu this
eountry.has proven its value beeause of
the failures u whieh
THE CLASS arc. so  very  evident.
STRUGGLE Recent   uommeijt   in
ANDTHEPRIES   the Federationist,.on
• the result of tho elec.
tions, has caused a number of eorrespon-
dents to take up tlieir pens aiifi give ex-
))ressipnt9 their,y.ie\i;jj, and two. of these
expressjops are published in fhis issue,
but niiii'iv'more Jiave written ,?nd asked
till! question, why arc the workers.licit.-por
litiealjy umto'd? T|iat jhis. question..is
beiha aslied,'is proof eiiougli th,at the de-
Rii'C }b.v..,y_i:king plafK activity, on elass
lines', exists among the workers.
* * ,*   '",'
Dtlring the days when e'apitaiism was
In the ascendency, the policy of education
py propaganda meetings .alone, 'ivflts jjiviv
haps necessary and sufficient, but as.the
system developed the lines ol demanca-
tion between the classes became more,,and
pore, distinct,, and at. tho c_o_.o,.' of .Jke.
war there began a new., era in .tlic.l.v wl.-
ing-elass movement.- The cksirej for unity
became stronger, because erf '(lie struggles ,.which the workers were compelled
to make,,iii' order to resist the en,crqach:
ments of capitalism, lt was also necessary that the-workers should try out the
political parties and policies in existence
before Wy cotild"'sec'^th'a'f'' nejy' _ times
needed new measure's'and hew men. In
C'anadir-'tlKjMfflve' had' that'expe.ifmc.,
and it. has borne fruit. The call is now
fo_';,cl.ass action, and,.the. means adopted
to .secuiio, that -end-must be;.changed because times-have -changed and the old
methods wijl nit suffice.   '
...   r.........t   ...*.,..   ...     ,%._.;,   ...#'.
Iiv-i-bosc'days 'gdnfe- by when academic
disfltSsid-i"*__ Woiily H'dfivity of the1
so-called' revolutionary bodies, ihe workers were told that there were two strug-
gl. .agoing on,-one a ooimnodity Struggle,
and tile' oth-- a class struggle, bnt tlwso-
callcrd comlhodity struggle was but a
symptom of the class struggle,, and never
existed)" -except- -as'•■a- phase; of '-the
greater «ia_3 conflict."' The el_ss-struggle
arises bit. 'of the' ClaslV of iiit'ere'sts between two classes ih society. The first
expressions of this struggle nre- -manU
festedin the millLminc and factory-when
the workers sell their labor power. True,
labor power is a commodity, "but it is
bouhd up inthe hidesof Workers, and the
workers'being members of a slave eliiss,
must sell the only commodity tbey' have
to an owning class in order to ;live,. and
it is duie fo that facttOiat class;antagonisms spring up. '• '■■■     •-
- As the" capitalistic System tfcVel'o-p.fl,
.o these- struggles over wages ahd conditions became more and-more" keen; they
grow aw«y from group fights, ii_it.il they
took . on a national' aspect, where the
workers were lined up more oV less ill
opposition to thc ruling class, fhl! employing class also.organizing its forces to
tight the workers,.not in soetions. but. as
U class. That the ruling class recognized
the-fight was a class one, is evidenced by
the legislation passed giving that class
thc necessary "legal" power to suppress
working class activities, even though they
were, confined to the so-called commodity
struggle. Academic discussions were,
however, allowed by the government
tp go on, while fhe activities of
the industrial organizations were curbed,
showing'that the master class recognized
the class nature of thc industrial fights
which "the system made it. impossible to
If the first manifestations of a struggle
ii. society between the tivo classes arc
.howi) in the efforts of the workers iii
tlieir daily strugglo for the means of livelihood, then the recognition of this fact
must be the (irst step of a real working-
class political movement, as any such"
movement must be based on thc economic
interests of. a elass nr group in society.
These struggles, against encroachments
of the master elass, must bc recognized by
a workers' political organization, and
used to bring the workers to a knowledge
of their position in human society. JI
may be. true that the industrial organizations of the workers are not as efficient as
thoy"mTglit bc, but if the political wing
of the working-class movement is based
oil thc class struggle, theu its efforts
iiiusf "he 'directed to the elimination of
this fault.
* « *
It will be useless for a working-class
political party, which is not in touch with
the workers, to theorize as to the why
and wherefore Of "Working-class mistakes.
Unless that party takes part in the everyday straggles of the workers, it cannot
understand thc psychology of ther-vcry
people on whom it-must depend for the
fulfilment of the objects of that-party,
which is the overthrow of the present
system. Only.by the closest contact witb
the workers can their outlook be under-
st-aad, and only by active participation
in their struggles against thc present
ruling class can they be won to the political expression of the class struggle.
* * *
Such an attitude • will bc. described
by thc straight-backed- revolutionists
n.s being opportunistic.  It will be derided
because it means action and not/theories.
It; will be cursed'*_s unorthodox," because it departs'from the methods of
those who in- the past have stood
on the side tines and refused to recognize
that the workers, like all of her human
beings, .cau.,pn|ty learn., by experience
Eternal principles will have to be sac-,
rificcd to the needs of the workers in the
class struggle and thill in itself is more
than tbe orthodox aiffl self-appointed-
saviours of the working class can stand,
but the fact remains, that the workers
themselves, and not saviours, will emaneU
pate tbe human race from the bonds of
slavery, and because of that fact the self-
annointed must- descend into the vortex
of working-class activities, and this
means entering -the -everyday struggles
of the workers and ii degree'of exertion
that is not called-for hy academic dissertations. ■     ..
Such a prqgraninu! may be termed a
policy]of compromise; if. is, .however, at
least a, ..step iu the direction of bringing
the.class struggle toithe final phases, a
step which must be. jaken-by the work/
ers, and which all,the theory and academic discussions will never cither prevent ,or further.. The need,jOf,_t.|H'.,moment isi.a politioal iparty,.based on the
class struggle, and w)iich recognizes that
tliat struggle must be fought out by the
rajik and fifc.and 8'qUby llH|s,e-„w.hp imagr
ine themselves so fat' iibove tlie niass,Jlm_
they refuse to take tlie material iit haii'd','
and mould it in the easiest possible manner, so. that the cud in sight may be secured so much the tjujekcr. The workers
must bc united, ii.tjlry theories, but.by a
common experience' and the' knowledge
gained in "every phasi of thc elass strug-'
gle.■- This is the task for the class-
conscious militant ''worker,' not- I'or the
FftlDAY ....Decernner ._, ...J
-' ■"  '   ■         ■'"•    '■■   ■"■*-;'
DAVID liMYD; GEORGE, Premier of
Great,-Britain,] while addressing a
Ijabor delegation l^st week, made, thc
.statement .tliat > no government could
touch the underlying cJuscVof unemploy-"
'' "Ail-lit." Lord 1-irk-
FINANCIAL ."" (inhead, speaking td
AND MENTAL the manufactured of
BANKRUPTCY qreat Britain, also
: - ' 'made some startling
admissions When, referring to tlie bankruptcy of the financiers and professors
of political economy] he said: "Thc fact
that they have"bcd&'able to give"so 'little
advice during the_c trying times staggers
inc." Premier Lloyd George, in addition
to the above statement, gave to the world
an opinion which sliows -the-bankruptey
of the British EmpiiSc and also an ifidiqa-
tion-of the trend of modern capitalistic
states when he said that '.'before, thi! wai'
Great Britain drew two Iiundred million
pounds yearly from investments abroad
and also saved between three and four
hundred million pounds yearly for iu-
vestinl.nts'. The country could no longer
do that;    "    !'•«    -
. *    - io    tf
Financially 'bankrupt, with no revenue,|
of practically npue coining from investments, and consequently, nothing to ijj-!
vest, and if there was,.no place to invest
it j the British..C1OYe.1_111c.1t is placed in
a position where the possibility of drawing revenue from the niembcrs. of the ruling elass is becoming more and more
problematical..' The ovcr-grow'ing drain
on the. resources of the ruling class is becoming a problem which even the professors of economy, Who arc as mentally
bankrupt as the nation wliich they serve
is financially, arc 'unable to solve, or even,
.offer a..solution wliich would appear feasible. So puny are their efforts that a
member of the ruling class in the person
of Lord Brikciilicadihas been compelled
to publicly express, his amazement at
their incapacity, jmd indicated' that tbe
ruling elass is incapable of solving even
its own problem in connection "with 'carrying on t!i.''govcrnincnt of the country,
and also its incapability of dealing with
the unemployed situation. 	
Referring to the reparations demanded
by the Allies, Lord Birkenhead intimated
that the payments, on anything like the
scale contemplated by the financial experts, could not be made, and that the
world had realized that Ihcse debts were
not recoverable!"" lie might' also have
stated, while he was about it, that the
different national debts wore in the same,
position and would- -never bo paid, but
failed to do so, bcing-as mentally bank.
rupt and unable to size up lhe sit nation
as arc the professors o'f'pdlitfc'al economy
on whom thi! ruling class depends fur a
solution' of thc difficulties which war. a
product of capitalism, has compelled Ihe
greatest empire- the world bas ever
known, to face,
* * *
if the statement of Lloyd George, that
no government can touch the underlying
causes of unemployment, is true, and the,
professors of political economy arc. unable to offer any advice or to solve thc
difficulties which the ruling class is compelled to face, what have the unemployed
and hungry workers to expect...fron... a
continuation of the capitalist'systum. Its
beneficiaries admit that they do not know
what to do and cannot even solve the
problems which face them as members of
a ruling and exploiting ,class, and thc
workers are slowly: but -surely -being
forced to suffer greater miseries and
* * *
"While Europe is suffering, from the
effects of war, a direct produat of the
present system. Russia is crying for the
necessities of life, and her needs offer a
temporary relief to the capitalistic nations of the world. But true to elass
interests, and recognising tlie proletarian
nature of the Russian' government, and
blinded by fear of Ibo spread of working-
class domination, the governments of tbe
ruling class refuse to accept the . temporary relief of their difficulties which
trade with Russia offers. All these things
demonstrate without question of doubt
that the workers can never expect   any
I but temporary relief under the present
system. It is not the mission of a rifling'
class to solve the workers' problems, It
is, however, the fuiictipn of a slave class
to prodrico'profits for" its rulers. As
stated by Mr,. Lloyd George,-nongovernment can touch the underlying causes of
unemployment, for that would iue.aiv.tho
disruption of thc capitalist system of-society in whicli there are two classes;' one
a ruling, owniiig"and"S_;pl6'it_tig classImd'J
the other an exploited and slave class.
The latter is composed, of wealth producers who arc subject to the rule of International'capital and' governed in the
interests of the ruling class. Under these
conditions any hopes thatthff'rapTl__t1sti?!
governments of the world will bring
prosperity out of chaos are futile, for if
they cou'ld, they would not, for if woilld
mean tbe dosfrtiWion of "tbe 'system1 wliich
causes the misery of the workerB. -This
work must- be done by the slaves- thi'm-
sclves and cannot be carried out under
■the present; system, which, is bankrupt,
and its supporters and experts
cannot bolster lip. Unemployment and
w'orkihg-'cla'ss misery -must' continue'1 Wider capitalism, and while Lord .Birkenhead _s?humiliated byr the incapacity, of
the professors of political economy, the
workers will be humilijited by thc.sys-
tem imder'wliicli'flicy produce TUj_ Wealth
of the world but'do not enjoy the-product ef'their toil. _.
M" ,ltiJ.ORT^NE. taikes" stornge ,,|ed-
fcllows. anJ|ecoiv.on|ii;.intc,r,csts./Biid
-commercial jealousies compel ,tl_ase,_wlio
at one time had interests in common? to
.disagree,. This has been, instanced very
' " recently' by tlie at-
PEACE IMPOSSIBLE titude of the
UNDER ' French  and Brit-
CAHTALISM . ish representatives
''" at 'the ;Disarmament conference in; Washington. *Tfie
disagreement between Prance and GHsi
Britain jis most illuminating. Grcafl
Britain Wants the submarines abolished,
while France, Wishes to'build nioreiwar
vessels. The attitude assumed by France
.has thrown a monkey "wrench tinto the
conference, and its wheels, so jjkv as tlioi
scrapping of war "vessels" is ''concerned,]
may be stopped.
*    ...   * *
France, claims that she has three sides
wliich are open to naval attack, and consequently wishes to have protection.
Great Britain wishes to have the submarine abolished. In these two attitudes
we, see that bo.th..,countries arc, animated
hy the same fear. While they were allieji
Mid.intenit on licking the Hun, their 'iri.
terests in common-...drew, them together.
But today we see that they arc at variL
juice and fear each other. Great Britain
wishes to have the submarines scrapped
because they arc the most effective
weapon against a country whicli depends
on its foodstuffs being-shipped from, othef
countries. Wit.ho.ut supplies froni tlie
rest of. the world,-in the shape of wheat
aud other foodstuffs, Grcat'Britain could
be starved into submission ■ in a month.
This faet was dompnstratec^dhring the
war,, when Germany, by the aid of the
submarine, pretty nearly succeeded in
achieving its object, which could not bc
gained ou land.
Thus-we find, .that the entente, which
wiis'at'one time so much lauded, being
shattered, because material interests
differ. The scrapping of submarines
would give Great Britain a sense of se-
curily against attacks from France, aud
a large navy would make France feel
more secure against possible attacks
fi'om. Great flritaiu and Italy, and while
fhcsV- divergent interests prevail, there is
no sense of security even in the capitalistic vVorld. War is an inevitable result
nf capitalism, and while soft-hearted and
muddle-headed individuals may imagine
thut the disarmament conference will
make war impossible, the economic and
material interests of the different nations
compel them to watch one another just
as a cat watches a mouse, waiting for. a
favorable, moment to pounce.
THE B. C. Electric Railway Company
is attempting to form public opinion
in its favor so far as its relations to its
employees are concerned, full-page advertisements have been inserted iu the
daily press, giving
THE B. 0. E. R. the viewpoint of the
00. AND ITS , company. Of course
EMPLOYEES the advertisement is
not published in the
interests of tbe compnny—-oh! no, that
would jicver do, but, as staled in the advertisement referred to, the "facts" are
published in fairness to the public, the
company's employees, aud the compiiiiy
itself. It is rather nice to think that.the-
company places itself last; that shows
disiutercdiicss. Its concern for the dear
publie is, of course placed first. That is
natural. Is not. tlie company in the business to give service, and aro not profits
only a minor consideration, after the employees arc well cared for.
The company, recognizing that the'
gaunt spectre of unemployment , is
stalking through the land, has chosen
the psychological TnPlnetit to attempt
'to purchase its labor power at - the
lowest possible price. Notwithstanding the fact that during those boom days
w'hen the workers were supposed to bc
receiving fabulous wages, the remuncra-'
tion of the street car men-never advanced
with the cost of living, tho- company
bases its claim for a reduction in wages
on the fact that Ahe cost of the necessities of lifo bave been reduced; If, however, the cost of living was taken into
consideration previous ,to the war. and
the wages'of the iiien at that timo compared with thc e'Ost ofliving, then there
is no argument to advance for a reduc-.
lion of wages. But the company has an
argument that it will use at all times,
that is ils power to squeeze greater profits
out of its sjaviss, and'that is what it is
attempting to use at this time.
Workers Movenfcmt lif ft. .Cr-P,S
Editor B. C.-FGileratlcfnlst—Sir:
Keferring to your editorials on the
ftbove subject,'of the 9th, and subsequently the ltit.li intit, I had hoped some-one more-capable than
myself would havo tnkon the initiative in commenting upon same.
However. letter myself as a tavset,
with the: hopes that, the. ultimate
results' will be a better undci-stund-
intr, ai_(^a;,mbrrfaunlted-effort towards our common goal, i. e., Replacing: the present system of exploitation, by a system of co-operation" for the commoTi fctfoif- Taking,the last two or three elections
here aa an indicator, It can rca'dlly
life seen liy thel'iiaual observer"That
the. Socialist movement is not a potent factor'to that Cnd. Tet one
cannot deny there are many persons in. British .ColuwibiiLjvho have
aTFifi'r knowledgoof the eaiiads of
pfcaent day conditions^ are aware
that a class struggle is on; and of
tKogfi that understand these" thinks,
mttiry are'willing to line :up with
the class to which they belong, providing there is an opportunity given
where" a spirit'TTf totcVfincc exists;
a -Spirit,tlmt wllLat }east respect, if
n(it* agree with the other fellow's
opinions.'] ButXvfi flnd many ofthe
so-called intellectuals apparently
more' willing1 to flgtitHhose'who are
actually in-the class struggle than
they are those defending the pres-
ettt'eyatehxi Particltlttriris'thisso
Ifi-t-How-UHttie flght-do hot faltlhtd
the particular grove—oftei^ very
narrow—that they themselves are
in,r-Srhere nre many, including hiy-
self, who prefer to tliink for them-
seK*eg,";,in: preference* tb allowing
thB-fibfehei'tfell.ftw-to tMtfM for them;
This thinking prompts action, but
often unless such action is con-
difctcd-'.Ertertg-the'.i'omewhat. narrow
groves previously mentioned, the
word apparently goes out "'kill'
him;'* i
" That sucii an7 attitude gets' the
movement nowhere df use to (he
workers, is evident. Let us take a
concrete example: A few years ago,
I believe, the S. P. of C. could muster 20 candidates in a Dominion
election; yet in the election Just
held, they had put Ave, and one of
these is reported as announcing
from tho platform during the campaign, that he was running as a-
Communist; and of these five, the;
three in Vancouver lost their deposits.
In Vancouver, with a large increase lh the' population, and un
extended franchise, their vote re-i
mains practically the same, n.1--
though your figures, Dec. fi, as to
votes cast for'Sbcitlfst candidates,
are somewhat misguiding, as evidently you do not take into account
those polled'for Richardson and
Pettipiece. But including these,;
the total vote is appalling, and to
use a common phrase, indicates
"there is something rotten in the
stnte of Denmark." A condition
for which the so-called leaders
cannot claim entire exemption. The
sii-fte applies to the paper of which,
Mr. Editor, you-are the nominal
head,., but which policy one is inclined to think is dictated by a
certain-achool of thought, to which
you have to conCorm, instead of
being, free and untramelled, and
which, if correct can. only have a
detrimental effect upon its circulation and prestige.
However, I nm still.hopeful, believing that ere long thut great silent mass, the rapk and file, will
assert.itself jn Canada, as there are
evidences of them dnjng in many
other places. .Whether or not tho
move reeently showing itself in Toronto will develop to that end, remains to be seen. Tn eoncliiding,
(pro tem) I urn not unmindful of
Burns* poem, in part as follows:
To see oursels ns Ithers see us
It wail   frno mony n blunder free us
And foolish notions.
Dec. 17, 1921. .
The Political Siltiulfon
Editor B. C. Federationist—Dear.
Comrade: The comrades of Nanaimo have had two meetings to dis-
uss the subject of working class
education and organization'. A motion was put forward that we form
a Workers Council, with the idea
of uniting all phases of working
class thought. Some comrades
made no hones about it; that such
wns impossible, and that the S. P;
of C. position was the only correct
stand in regard tb working class
education, ete.; othors took exception to this, and stated the S. P. of
C. was also divided at this time,
mid wanted to know if any ballot
had been taken by that orgnnization
in regard to joining the Third International, us one of their members said he wus running in South
Vancouver as a Communist, and il
seemed as if the whole Lahor movement was in ii state of flux; reformers, meal ticUet artists, opportunists all got un overhuuling, as well
as the heresy hunters and impossl-
Ijllsls. This new movement by certnin workers in Toronto was mentioned, but us little was known re-
gnrritng it, It was laid aside until
further information was secured.
(Toronto comrades please note.)
Ono comrade stuted there was
np such thing as a commodity
struggle; (more room for discussion). Thc last two editorials iti_
The Federatlonist. torching on this
subject, were gone into pro and
con. Some good discussions took
place. It was Inally decided "lo
.take the matter up, after the festival season, was over, and invite
Comrade Pritchard, also Comrade
iWoodBworth, to enter into this discussion wtih us, some Sunday afternoon In the near future, the
motion as regards forming a Workers' Council to be.tabled.until .then-
" The question of which method is
best suited to reach the rank and
flle at this time is much in evidence among the comrades on Vancouver Island. We realize our shortcomings, but disagree In regard to
tactics, etc. We have also noted,
what Comrade Lenin has lo say as.
follows: The actions and progress
of the Soviet Russian revolution, In
throwing off the last .remnants of
capitalism, depends upon tho progress .the workers on this side of
the world (the Western Hemis-.
phere) mnke, In overthrowing their
capitalistic masters. My Idea In
scribbling these lines Is to create
discussion, that will prove beneficial to the working class movement
ns a whole.
Tours for n change,
Arthur, jordan.   !
i Brief Paragraphs
According to the latest reporXs*of
.the. commissariat for food and thc
centrossojus 750,000 popd of foodstuffs were sent to the famine district during October, and 149,000
pood during the first days of-*Nu-
vember,—Rosta Wien.
Between Nov. 5 and 14, seventeen
steamers arrived inPetersburg with
cargoes of 349,000-pood coal. ;j;U,-
QOO pood of rye and wheat, 215,000
pood of "various- foodstuffs, niid
H8,0flO p6"od of various other goods.
An English steamer has left for
Hull with a cargo of lumber.—'
jftosta -Wien.
■ T Tuft/Cal.—A telegram sent by
the^OIlp .Workers UniotMo Presldent
Hardi'ng protests against the black-
liht and g»nernl reign bfterrbr following the oil strike, and announces
that the workers Intend to ask the
Ppemtors for a new conference arid
request, tin: assistance pf the gov-
.... San-JSfancisco^—Carpenters-Union
Kd-*4ffsr*Tias"'-hroughf suit for |30,-
000 against Carpenters' Hall because of differences arising from
lhe' recent general strike pf the
building trades when the Insurgent
unions were locked out of the hall,'
In which they claimed part owner-
_-htp.'  --,-■■ :   -
Clinton, Ia.~Choosing to let
overy man■ wook four days a wqok
instead ■ of having some men laid.
off,'"'the machinists, blacksmlthfe,
sheet motal workers,- electricians
and car men-at the Northwestern
shops here began a reduced sehe-.
dule ©ei\ 9, under a new order in:
.which the men were given- their
chbleer-"Almost half of the crew
would have been laid off had the
men .v.Qted_vother_wlse_     ,..,   ..
Woodland, Cal.—The trial ot
Prank Sherman on a charge of
criminal syndicalism- has begun
here. ■ Except fourteen days when
the district defense committee
managed to raise his bail, Sherman'
has been in Jail ever since last May.
. Bands have been recently formed in Finland, who force their way:
over the Russian frontier, kill re-;
sponsible workers and frontier.
guards, destroy roads, blow up
bridges, etc. The organization of
the bands takes place beyond alt
doubt with the support of official*.
of tho .Finnish government, j The
Soviet government has taken ener-;
getic measures to prevent njiy fur-,
ther inroads on tiie part of the;
bands.—Rosta Wien.
'stopped' the publication of Cukrov-
nik, the organ of the j^rfule. union of
sugar workers, Unser Tag, the organ of the Jewish workers, and the
Kampf fur die. Frelhelt der- Arbeit,
wiilch. succeeded,. XUe. suppressed
"Morgenstern. The editors have
been cDftimltteo. "fo* "trial.^Ttbsta
Wien. ,,-       _ '
The Jiwior Labor League and
Spartp-ran . I-Wbalt Club-will hold
jointly a dance and whist drivo at
Cotillion HaU- on Thursday, Doc,
29. A featum. of the dance will
bo the-priws waltz, und good in-isres,
aro also offered for whist. These
two organizations- ure making^ an
appeal, for- tho first time/on t-heiit
own belia.lt', for assistance from
the working class of the city, and
took fori a good turnout on the
_U.»tih inst. . _   f(j      ..   .
. Tonight (Friday) the Junior hn-
hor IiC.-u.tie is holding an important business meeting at Us Cor-:
dova Street. West. - Members, are
particularly, requested to,; attend,
while, young people between .Ute.
ages of 14 and -5 are cordially invited, This Avill be "the last meeU
ing of the J. L. L. this year.
The Spartacan Football .Club
drew witb .Beaconsfleld last Saturday by. a- ecore of.-.t-.l- Thitf
game will be pluyefl off tomorrow
:(6artui'dny) -
-, Tomorrow.night at the F. I*.P.
Hall, -148 Cordova Street West,, a
Christmaa social and entertain-,
ment will be held under the aus-,
ploea of theuV L.L. Everyone M
cordially invited to attend. .__;
1 For informatiou awarding .the
League und its -activities phone
Fair. 1610, or Fair. 3040.
Ring up Phone Seymour 8S54
for appointment
Dr. W. J. Curry
Suite 301  Dominion Building
Cigar Store
Seattle—Gifts were showered at
the base of a- gigantic Christmas,
tree for the children of 4ocked-out
miners recently When a miners' ral-:
ly meeting was held In the Labor
Temple, to take stepB to fering Santa
Claus to 3000 children of miners
who have been locked out now for.
eight months. With winter in full
swing in the mining camps in the
foothills of the Cascade Mountains,
families are having a hard time to
provide even the necessities of life.
In connection with the Ukrainian
note over the band raid into the
Ukraine, Franz Pulavskl, the Polish
ambassador, has left Kharkov. According to thc statements of several
papers, he will not return. The
legation councillor, Leon Berenson,
is at. present carrying on "the business of the embassy.—P_osta Wlen.
Warsaw—Robotnik reports that
four leaders of the Posen Communists wero arrested for propaganda
hostile to the state. In Lodz, the
editor and printer of the radical
Labor paper Vyzvolenle Robotnicxe
were arrested on the same charge.
■Rosta Wlen.
JWarsaw—The   authorities   have
Calgary, Alta.—Organization of
the unemployed was effected this*
week at a muss meeting of more
than 500 "held here. A central
council was named, including rep-,
resentalives of the Trades and Labor Council, and other similar,
bodies, .with a proportion of two to,
one of unemployed. A firm attempt will be made to secure alleviation for the distressing conditions now existing in the city, liv
Which 3000 are out of employment.
Wnsington, t>, C.—Uncle Sam,;
recognlzlngithe trutlrsthat govern-;
ments musf stick 'together, has is-j
sued • iu the -last postal .regulations:
an order prohibiting the mailing of
anti-Bolshevik literature to Russia. "Documents injurious to the
Soviet Republic, cocaine, morphia,
hashish and other narcotics" is the1
exact wording of the federal government's ban on articles tabooed
as mail to Russia.
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p VERY article in the store is greatly
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 you tocome to our store-arid view our
Remember, we are not giving away
the goods, butwe assure you that you
will buy furniture very cheap, and
many articles at less than wholesale
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The "following firms have established the 44-hour week In
their workshops and are therefore the only printing., .offices
operating under conditions which aro fair to the undersigned
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attention.    '
It's up to your teetlj—whether you keep your health pr
•' lose" it,  whether ,your appearance  becomes more at
tractive or shows no difference but aire.   To k^'ep your
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'• . experience  and   understanding of  the  dentist.     You
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work ol' the most exacting nature, and most gentle in
method, .with an understanding ui' individual problems.
W'htese things eou.ittfi.stn.s- much as good things count
for the other "''ngs. _ ,.„
Corner Seymour
1 havo developed very
highly the art of replacing teeth, so that in ntf-
Justment nnd exact match-
hie'-Blr'flu.tur-Hi-tecth,'' the
result!, given are: marvellous.
DR.   BRKXT. ANDEBSON,   faxmtrly meffibec of. tho Faculty of tk«
Coll.** cf-i)«uiUt/r. Uhiverilty t.f'SbitlfcmCHIf&Kili, Ltetnrw
on Crown tnd Bridf«work, DemoiM.tri.tor in PUtcwork and Opera*
(iT»aD»»ti»ti!jy Lsm) And Qt)u__r*l AnieilheiU.
(By The-Federated Press)
} Chft_1es-nny W, %..—-At Scarbro,
tt rn^ing jLo$n\in the'New. tffver
field,. where. tha_.nUaea.Jta.ve beea!,
closed for somo time, a child became- ill, att school^ complaining pt*
pains 1nT th^'stomach. *An invWi;
Eat|.oh..disclosed tho' fact that' thV
child had not eaten lor three days
and that the family was in-deatl-
tute.-eircumstunces and that many
other families were in a like rcon-
fltttonr "~
\  OiffF^Vouf'workmate to subscribe
for The'Federationist.,,-       _A
to LIVE?
Then yon mnst HELP to feed her starving worlccrs and
foV tlie famine sfrielcen in lhe Volga Provinces. Many
wBrE.-s-have'already done so, DID YOU? DO YOUR
BIT. I'l'gc lhe organization you belong to to DONATE
contribute; today
STAND BY SOVIET RUSSIA, and thereby show your
trric working class solidarity.
Address all communications to:
, Canadian Famine Relief Committee for the
Drought Stricken in Soviet Russia
For Twenty Tsars va haTa Issued thli Union Stamp for flse nndar our
Peaceful Collactlve llargaiuiug
Forbids Both Strtt« and Lockout* t
Disputo Settled by Arb.tr ation
Steady Employment and Skilled Workmanship
Prompt Dellvcrloj. to Dealers and Public
Pftftcu anil Success to Workers aud Eiaployore
prosperity of Shoe Making Communities
As loyal union-men and women, we ssk
yon to demand -hon bearing tbe above
Union Stamp on Sole, Insole or Lining.
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Fresh Out Rowers, Funeral Dcsigna, Weaarog Bouquets, Fot Plants
Ornamental snd SbtVdo Trees, Soeds, Bulbs, Florists' Sundries
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a Successors to H. VOS & SON
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Fhone Seymour 558 Repairs Done While Tou Watt
Made in Vancouver
For more thaii thirty years Cascade Beer has
been made in Vancouver. Its best recommendation is that during that time more Cascade has
•been sold.in B, C. than all other beers combined.
Do Not * Like the' Four-
Power   Treaty  and
Fear Japan
(By Laurence-Todd)    —
(Federate^, Fpess ^Correspondent)
(Washington  Bureau)
Washington—"ir^tKc Senate of!
the UnlteJ^tjtes .rtttlfles the». our-
power treaty, th«,prejtlge o_.th_
United States In the 6j|ent "will
utterly disappear," said' Ma. Boo,
special representative of the South:
China government, after .discussing!
■flil.pf the implications of that pastl
w.Uh.othe_ lesders of Chinese pub-!
lid opinion now in Washington ««j
observers of the lonferenre. _ j
■ ..VHencefovm, wo- In ehlns *__««!
rely, upon ourselves, for America'
lias failed' us twice, and our people
wUl neve.-again lun*ifaithsw h»ri
determination to see justice done -
In. China. America haa allied-her-l
self with the Insatiable imperialism
of Japan, and the peoples of the
Far East will remehlber the fatal
consequence of similar alliances In!
the past,. They cannot believe that
.good will come to China from tbej
extension of the power of the Jopa-'i
ncse empire to dictate terms of'
poace throughout the world."
In other Quarters & Blmilarfy depressed note is sounded, as the conference nears Its end. Whether a
further treaty of eight or nine
powers, purporting to stabilize conditions on ther;_k_lali_ mainland, be
drafted at this time or deferred to
the conference which will be hold
next year, Is held to be of little
moment. This first treaty lays
down the rule that the secret treaties denounced by Woodrow Wilson and ratified at Versailles, are
still the best title deeds In the
world. Under those secret treaties
China was treated as a political
minor; she is still to be bo treated.
Concessions arc mado as to post
offices, and Japanese diplomats promise a nominal surrender of control of the railroad ln Shantung,
but China is skeptical; She has
been excluded from the discussion
of treaties to be made by the powers which will dispose of her economic futuro.
Curiosity has bcen aroused in
Washington—outside the circles of
the delegations—as to what guarantees, if any, Britain has received
with respect to India, In her surrender of the Anglo-Japanese Alliance. In that compact Is Included
u clause providing thnt mutual aid
shall Include the maintenance of
"general peace" In India. With all
of India ready to throw off the rule
of Britain. It might have been
thought thnt the British government woold have disliked to scrap
this promised assistance. The answer furnished by Orientals, however, Is that the British feared the
.lapunese more than, thc people of
India;   the Japanese,  if they'sent
Turkeys that you will
Geese, Ducks and
Chickens which cannot
be equalled in Vancouver. We have the best
that can be procured.
Get yours early so that
you will not be disappointed.
from, lb 52c
from, lb .,. .43c
"from, lb,.., .. 38c
DUCKS from, lb 53c
LEGS PORK, lb 25c
lb 15c
(About 6 lbs. each)
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3200 Main St. Phona Fair. 1083
1191   Orai-Tilla   St,    (Oor.   Davie   on
Oranvillo)     Phon*   Sey.  61i9
an army to defend British rule^
n^jght stay-to defend Japanese rule
afethjeJy did-in-Korea,—
"Among all of the liberal crltifift
who at flrst were pjeased with'the
faV-jiowe^.^reRkEj |tef_*«^.4hei;«
has arisen a doubt as to their own
initial judgment. Tho treaty-look*
more imperialistic, more ruthless
in itftf-lHiegurdof the rights of subjeot peopled, than when, if wa« flrst
given to the world. The moral-ef-
feet of the ratification of jth? I*ac>.
flriiirisdlaF.'Aandates te'BepreasIng-
Senatofs find it difficult to explain
the advantages of a combination.
oflfouV fgreat 'military powers, irtf
dealing with a part of'the spoils, of
wdv/over the:eomfiiriatioi_ of nUny
povyehi "lihown as the League ' of
Nations, in distributing and forever
folding in r subjection the entire
.Booty of the war.
V LuFollette says" thnt the^paet o*
Washington is-an echo of the "balance"-, of powei'" treaties which
broughton the wdrld'war, ahd that
It Will achieve similar results. The
Chinese, Koreans, Indians, Russians
and the peoples of the-Mohammedan countries, -whose' hopes have
twicd been ralseoVand dasiied to
earth again, no* solemnly \t the
statement.of thin.,view --«,^._.,_..
Lumber Workers
News and Views
The general convention of. the
Lumber Workeri? Industrial Wiion
of Canada will, be held at :6J Cordova StreeJ West, Vancouver, S.C.,
on the 16th day of. January, 1922.
the convention convening at 10
a.m. ■ ' 	
The basis of representation will
be one delegate for the flrst two
hundred members, and one-additional delegate for each succeeding f\vo- hundred members, br
major fraction ■ thereof.   ■
.Signed on behalf of the General
Executive Board,
• -General Secretary. :
Friendia of A. J. Macdonald will
be jplea'sed to hear that, he is on
the road to recovery, after a very
serious operation. He is at present
in Calgary.
0. R. Lbr. Co., Donald, B. C.
There has been a lot of reports
sent infrom thts"camp during the
last two months In regards to the
conditions here; but as yet we
have gained no results. The company Is discriminating against all
active ^members who arc trying to
get better conditions. Two delegates wore fired last week. There
are a few men In the camp who
are very fond of carrying whiskey
to the foreman and walking boss.
When he gets drunk he is always
talking about cutting the head oil
some delegate. So fellow workers
do not mind the boss but remember the last word .Toe Hill uttered
when he faced the firing squad in
the State of Utah—"organize."
Delegate 543.
Plan to Control
Australian Navy
(Continued from Page I)
be closed and already it is arranged
that tlie commander of the Australian navy (Rear Admiral Dumar-
est|) will return to England shortly.
There is reason to believe that
these decisions are more politic
than otherwise. Tlie Australian
navy is nm on denioncralic lines—
far too democratic for the gold
braided officials of the British Admiralty.
Added to this Is the knowledge
that in the near future the Australian Labor Party will capture
the legislative and administrative
machinery of the Australian T-'ed-
einl Parliament. And the Labor
Party has very dccidi-d nnti-mili-
tarlstlc and anti-naval views.
It has already been stated'that
once II gets into power It will refuse to allow Australian soldiers
and sailors to be used for any war
other than the actual defense uf
the country.
And this *menns, with labor in
control of the government of thu
Australian Commonwealth, that
the Australian army and navy will
riiot he available to assist In any
of the future Imperialistic bucan-
eerlng expeditions of Oreat Britain.
Needless tojsay, Brltlsn Imperialists do not give these facts as a
reason for the new pulley. Thoy
prefer to say that the naval gravity
hus shifted to tho Pacific Ocean,
that the people or Australia will he
unable to timinco a navnl policy
adequate for the needs of the time
and thut they will see, under the
new scheme, that Australia is
better protected than hereti.rore.
Mi-ve Another Story.
But men In the Australian navy
who cnn he got to express thoir
opinions without compromising
themselves tell the different story,
Undor the present Australian
owned und controlled naval system
the.taxpayers find $10,000,000 for
naval defense. But under the proposed scheme the Australian navy
will be scrapped and the Australian
people will be asked to contributo
at leuBt $25,000,000 per annum as
their quota to the British Empire
for naval defense.
For the present the srheme Is
held up—ostensibly beeause of tho
disarmament . conference. But
nothing Is more eertftln than that
the scheme outlined b.v the British
Admiralty will he put Into operation in the very near future.
Oklahoma City.—A post of the
World Wai* Veterans was organized
among the packinghouse workers
on strike here, following which the
veterans pledged themselves to
continue ona the picket linos in n
body. One of the veterans wears
a silver star for wounds suffered
during the St. Mlhfel and Marin-
engagements. Tho colored workers on strike Intend to form a separate post.
(By The Federated press)
. Seattle.—"Open shop" restaur-
tyUaifeft¥P. ^'t waller.^ wagon tu ('_.
a day, claiming that tips make up
the balance of a Just wane. The
union scale being received by a
majority of waiters Is $4, Only a
few rostaurants are operating under th'„■ uo-calied Amorican yhm,
<Contmjied trom $*£« f)
ai' huma_¥,slave>y; Uiat-nsjthe sys4
tf-fti developed and unemployment!
became worse,;the authorities were!
:*!5H_.BjW? tcdeal with it as the,
"Wea'atff-ies of the ruling class be J
camo Smaller*'    r .
?K Strained Finances.
, ,He ask^lif the"workers-were or-
g4nizpd to obtain all the relief pos-!
sibje, a^d stated tUitf the City Council nadalraJned tjie finances of that,
body to the limit, and he wished to
say frankly that the council hns no
power to improve the conditions;
which the workers, found them-:
selves in today, and Jhat .In his
opinion, the Cfty Council would not!
meet any committee,.
Referring to the Hastings Park,
situation, he stated that either the
committee appointed by the council
would run the arrangenientP or the*
workerfl'"woiild, arliH'as long as hp
Was on thut committee he waa gor
Ing to run it. ahd meet the condi-
ttoni with the resources to hand.'
fuming to. the events of Thursday when the men refused to work
-because of the discrimination
shown, he Intimated that such tactics wouldt result in the closing
down of the park, and the workers
would he foolish tb adopt such tkc-
^^"ffStrta Wihf, this about, aiid
that if the workerST-.were prepared
to starve to death, ^£y=Tnight go
on with sueh tactics, but if not then
HheysftoOTtrtte dipped.''      '"'
Immediately Alderman Scrlbblns
concluded . his address, questions
were fired nt him from all parts of
the hall, and the chairman had to
remind those present that the meeting would be conducted In.an (Orderly.-manner nnd the questions*
would have to be to the point and
no-speeches made,-
The Ifl OViock Rule.
.Asked as to his part in the Im*-
posing of the 10- o'clock restriction,
Alderman Scrlbblns replied that he
was a party ton; arid that he considered It necessary. He wus then
asked if he thought this rule was
made to keep workers from- the
Labor organizations? He replied
that this Was Httt so, but it was
usual in camps for men to be in at
9 O'clock; artd if the men were allowed out later, It would mean the
staff at"the park would have to be
wo rite d'longer Hours. "He was then
asked if he would favor the men
voting to settle this question, und
the reppy given was no. Asked as
to his liart in having the police at
the park when the men were meeting to decide whatshould be done
about the discrimination. Alderman
Siiribblns wild that as a member of
the City Council unemployed committee, ly? was responsible for their
being tlt*re, and that ull the police
did was to get the men together so
that the committee could talk to
, The' f-Oinmluee of the men at
Hastings Park then reported to the
Infecting and uulllne of the conditions. The delegate who first reported, stated that in spite of prcss
statements, the conditions were uot
as lovely as thoso statements would
have tho people to believe, and that
there was about 500 men at the
park, 80 per cent, of whom were
returned men; they had to work
two days a week and received 50
cents per week in cash at thy end
of every two weeks. The food was
not good as had been stated; thc
main food supplied being bread,
beans, hash and liver, tie also
stated that 80 per cent, of thc men
at thc park were virile, the other
20 per cent, being made up of the
Industrial wrecks and men who
were tubercular. No working class
literature was allowed, and no
meetings of a working class nature
were tolerated. He also stated that
working (.-lass literature sent out tu
tho park hid been removed by
tHose in charge.
In concluding, lie stated that the
men were not shirkers) they hud
gone, over the top in France, and
one man who hud won many decorations in Wance had been subject to police interference, becnuse
he went Into eamp after 10 o'lock
at night.
No sun!, in Prison.
Another returned man, reporting
on tin! '.ondltions, stated that the
soldiers nad gone overseas lo mnkr:
this country tit for heroes to live
in, but the men nover had to submit to the restriction, while tn the
army thut they had at Eti-stings
Park. He also stated that after a
residence at thn park, prison would
hold no sting for him. Referring
to the efforts made to see the City
Council; he staled that the committee had fried all day Friday and
Sn'turday, and had been unsuccessful, ami the commfttee would have
to meet the authorities on .Monday.
After the report was submitted;
Alderman Scrlbblns was again
questioned, one worker asking him
if a permit had to he obtained before any one could go through tho
park. He was told that ihis was
so. and he then replied, then the
park is a prison,
The  resolution   already  referred
10 was then presented to the meeting and adoptod.
Alderman Scrlbhins was asked ir
the food was, ln his opinion, good.
Ho replied that It was,'but it might
be bettor prepared and that facilities were being Installed so that
Ihis could be (tone.
It was moved, that as Fellow
Worker Sullivan has been discriminated against, this meeting go on
record as condemning the spiteful
action of the city authorities In
dismissing this fellow worker, and
that he be , reinstated forthwith.
This motion was adopted.
Oeneral discussion was I ben Indulged in, during which It was
pointed out that if the men could
not receive visitors without a per-
nlit. the men were prisoners; and
thut while bcuns and hl-ead were'
good In themselves, to Have to eat
them all the lime was not good
feed ing, and in this the lie as to
good  food   lay.
l)r. Curry also addressed the
meeting, pointing out that the unemployed problem whs a worldwide one, and could only lie solved
by a world-wide working' clnsu
It whs decided that a nol her
meeting be held next Sunday, al 2
then   the   meeting   ud-
p.m.  and
tlolyoke, Mass.—Twenty
lies of strikers have been evhled
from company "homos" bncnuse of
the strike of carders against a 33
per cent, wage reduction by the
Chlcopeo Manufacturing fompuny,
A Profusion of Bargains for
Dainty Soft Kid Boudoir Slippers, wi'ihVjfiriv
soles and low rubber heelB; quilted InsoleH;
Regular  values ,*2.80.    Lust  dfty  *|   Qg
price, pair ...:...      $JL»i/0
Cosy, comfortable, wool felt Juliet Slippers;
fur edging to n»atch.   This lot have turn soles
, and leather'heels.    Our speeial
price, pair ,.„.„	
500 pairs of good quality felt Boudoir Slippers,
bought to clear; a manufacturer's, line; and
priced specially for Christmas £f OC
buying at, pair ..".,.     "9:Lojm&!'
, A.particularly nice line of wool felt Boudoir
Slippers with turn soles and rubber heels, in
black,;, crimson and rose;
Saturday, price, pair .'..:.....
Brown calfskin Moccasins, with pretty colored
pom-ponis.    This Is a'splpndid w^arlMg slip-'
.per.','.Christmas" sale price, • dJ'fl.  At_
^.pair _-.i^      iP-fittO
mens s14ppebs for oold
,evenings; _
/Comfortable, roomy Kioi Slippers, with soft
padded soles and raised heels. Sold at $2.50
in the regular way.   On sale^
at, pair .,.	
Black and brown soft solid Felt Slippers. Ax
regular $2,25, Hne that we have put out for*
Saturday Selling at, dM   Alt
pair   ^..:."  9 * «**
Brown Calfskin Moccasins, with strong leather
soles and heels.' Just the slipper for Snen who
want to keep diy If they step outside. Our
new special price, #0  Oft
pair      <p3t*7«)
Elastic-Side Slippers, made in black.kid and
brown calf.   Exceptional valuo at
this low price, pair	
In all.' ahout 200 .pairs of Children'.-Slipper.;,
all -l_r.s from S to 10,' and 11 to _. Regular
11.50. to »1.75  value. ' One price, Bg
lialr      90C
Neat wool felt Juliet Slippers for th. Uttlt
miss.   Size. 11-2.. Saturday
Child's brown Catfsk'ln Moccasins A eltyper'
that your kiddles will: not put th»lr
toes through,   Sizes 11 to _ at,      it   QC
pair        *Pl.«/0
Boys' brown Felt Slippers, with leather sole,
and heels. A good" wearer, l ■; A% jO'C
Sizes    1-5.    Speeial,'pair .._..:.....    $1.03
For Saturday selling only ..evens' shoe-in th.
strye except contract lines will be sold at a reduction or 15 per cent. This will mean a real
saving, to you, as our shoes are all new al-tf
bought at the lowasR!9__-prises *
Let Us lix Up Yonr Shoes tor the Holiday;   Iwavo Them While l'ou Shop
and They WIU Be Finished When ,Vou .Want to Oo Homo
Radek Replies
to Lord Curzon
(Continued from pape 1)
connected with the Communist International, upon which his .majesty's government replies that Nuorteva waa In tho Caucasus and is
still there. What are the Caucasus
doing here?
The note citefi Stalin as director,
of the Oriental section of the Communist Interantlonal. Whereupon
we answer that he also has filled
no post In the International. Curzon replies to this that Stalin carries on propaganda for, is ho not
coinmlsnary for national, minorities ?
The matter turns upon the question as to whether .Stalin fs the author of tho roport to the congress
which has heen mentioned over the
connection with the people, of the
Orient, in his desperation, Cur-
con naturally relates laughable
things as proof of our Intrigues In
India, becauso Indian revolutionar-
k\s wished to take part In our congress. Since when have we pledged
ourselves to foj-bld the journey of
Indiitn revolutionaries to Mo.scow?
Further, Curzon "proves" that
thf Soviot government enrrieH on
antl-Rngli-sli propaganda in India.
For this purpose individual revoln-
tnonaries arrived from Moscow,
How the English foreign nflnlstor
claims that Rothsteln from Teheran and Xazareniis from Angora
support- the Indian press without
poM^esMion of a. trace, of evidence?
In order to end this humorous Illustration of this note, wc .[note uno
more portion of the ^anre where
Lord Curzon upon the basis of the
evidence of unknown wime^-Hca.
claims that we still send propaganda trafns to the Eaat with the
Usual literature.
Lord Curzon has entered a rearguard action, and as a. beaten enemy, he has lost much ammunliiou.
Every onr knows that he has maintained his "majestic attitude" right
to the last ln spite of the fact that
the wat^r was already up to his
However. In order to remove the
differences which still exlsl between
England and Russia, a conference
over tbe Oriental question niunt
nevertheless take place, in which u
suitable compromise will have (o
be found.—Itosta  Wien.
New Sensation
Proves lo Bc a Dub
(Continued  from  page I)
ore pa
New York to the effect that "Mr.
Morgan was In Ills country home
ii'car London, ___i_g;lai_<l, at tlio.'time
of the explosion, and consequently
(he woman could not have soon him
leaving his olllce." But this din-
patch was very short and obscure,
as compared'-wiili tbe main-story:
and Its headline, which was sure tp
.hit the reader between the eyes.
Another special, this time from
"Washington, and ^ecjually obscure,
said Justice department ' official^
would aot discuss the case just now'
but expected to have'a "yarn" later
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Vancouver Unions
COUNCIL—President, R. W. Untie;;
iecretary, J. 6. Smith. Mocti 3rd Wed-
tpsdty etch month In tho Pender Hall,
corner of Pender and Howe ■treats.
Phone Sey. 291.	
cil—Meets    second    Monday    in    thu
month.    President,  J,  R.   White;   score-
tary, R. H. Neelanda, P. 0. Box 66.
need bricklayers or masons fcr boiler
works,   etc.,   or   marble   setters,   pbone
Bricklayers'  Union, Labor Temple,
SERVICE men meets second and
fctirth Wednesdays of each month, at 61
Cordova Ht W., at 8 p.m. Jas. Farnham,
Secret ury-Treasurer.
0. B. U.—President, H. Grand; secreUry, 0, C. Miller. MeetB 2nd and 4th
Wednesday In each month In Pender Hall,
corner of Pender and Howe Streets.
Phone Seymour 291.
Association, Local 88-52—0(Uc» and
hall, lH Cordova St. W. Moeta flrat
ami third Fridays, 8 p.m. Secretary-
treasurer, T. Nixon; business agent, P.
UNION OF CANADA—An industrial union of all workers in log-
tins and construction camps. Coast DUtrlct and Genoral Headquarters, fli Cordova St. W., Vancouver, B. C. Phone Sey.
7856. J. hi. Clarke, cenera] grcrctary-
treasurer; legal advisers, Messrs. Bird,
Macdonald A Co., Vancourer, B. C; auditors, Messrs. Buttar ft Chiene, Vancouver, B. 0. __________
B. C.—Formerly Firemen and Oilers'
Union of British Columbia—Meeting
night, first nnd third Wrdnesday of ench
month at 108 Main Street. President.
Dan Carlin; vice-president, J. Whiting;
•eerctary-treasurcr, W. Donaldson. Address, 108 Main Street, Vancouver, B. C.
Victoria Branch Agent's address, W,
Francis, C67 Johnson St., Victoria, B. C.
ratorB and Paperhangers of America,
Local 188, Vancouver—Meets 2nd and
4th Thursdays at 148 Cordova St. W.
Phono Sey. 3491. Business agent, R. A.
en Bridgemen, Derrlckmen and Riggers
tl Vancouver and vicinity. Meets every
Monday, 8 p.m., Ir, O, B. U. Hal), 804
Pender St. W. President. W. Tucker;
limnoial secretary and business agent, C.
Anderson.     Phono   Seymour   291.	
K<-w Westminster, meets every fim nnd
third Friday In the Labor Temple, Royal
Avenue ond 7tli Stre-'t. Engineers sup-
tiled. Addreus Secretary, 1040 Hnmilton Street, New Westminster, B. C.
phone  503Y, ___	
Big   Educational
Scheme Is Now Planned
(Continued from page 1)
Employees,   Pioneer Division,  No.   101
—Meets A. 0. F. Hall,  Mount Pleasant
1st and Srd Mondays at 10.13 a.m. and i
tm. President, F. A. Hoover, 2409 Clarke
rive; record in g-secretary, F. E, Griffin.
147—6th Avenne East; treasurer, E, S.
Cleveland; financial-secretary and huil-
aess agent, W. H. Cottrell, 4308 Dumfries Street; office corner Prior and Main
Bts.   Phone Fair ____*_
America, Local No. 178—Meetings held
flrst Monday in rach month, 8 p.m. President, A. R. Gatenby; vico-presldent, D.
Lawson; recording secretary, 0. McDonald, P. 0. Box 503; financial secre-
tary, T. Templclon, P. 0. Box 503.
Typographical  union  No.  226—
Meets last Sunday of each month at
It p'.m. President, C H. Collier; vice-
president, E. H. Gough; secretary-
Irossurer, R. II. Neelands^Box 66.
B, C, meeta every Tuesday evening
St 8 p.m. in the 0. B. U. Hall, 604 Pen-
Icr St. W. Secretary, E. Horaburgh, Pender Hall.
of  the 0.   B.   U.   meets   on  the   third
Wednesday of every montb.    Everybody
Provincial Unions
and Labor Connell—Meets flrst and
third Wednesdays, Knlgbij of Pythias
Mall, North Pnrk Street, at 8 n.m. President, C. Sivertz; vice-president, R. Elliott; secretary-treasurer, E. S. Woodward, P. 0. Box 302, Victoria, B, 0. _
Council, 0. B. U. Branches: Prince
l_iij)er_ District. Fisheries Board. O.B.U.;
Metalliferous Miners' District Board,
OHU. Keerenry-lren.urer, P. 0. Bm
217. Princo Rupert,
will immediately Bet to work to
carry out the second phase of our
enmpaign, which Is to organize
similar Educational Leagues within the various single industries.
That is, at a given signal (til the
local groups in thc country will call
meetings in their towns of all the
live wire elements of all the local
unions in a given industry, and
then proceed to organize them lnlo
a group. Then these single Industry groups will he put Into touch
with each other ail over the country, thus creating a national educational group throughout their
whole Industry. For example, the
national group in the railroad Industry will consist of the militant
elements of nil the Ui unions. Huving jl common program, these militants will function -industrially, aud
strive to Infuse the mnny organizations with their own spirit, Eventually they aim to amalgamate them
together Into one organization,
"Immediately a minority committee organization of this character is set up in one Industry, the
locnl general educational groups,
wliich are thc basis of the organizing mechanism, will turn their
Attention simultaneously to Ihe orgnnizntion of the next Industry
group all over thc country. Thus,
nt the rate of about onc Industry
per month, such groups will be established in the various great industrial divisions, printing trades,
building trades, metal trades, etc.,
etc. The final result will be tho
thorough organization of radical
and progressive sentiment throughout tbe entire labor "movement,
A  Itig  Plnn.
"This Is a big plnn of organization, but I am willing to stake my
standing as an organizer on its
feasibility. American radicals have
been talking for a long time on
what they   know   about  orgnnlza-
Solicits Your Pniroiuwe
G. Hcnsmi, Prop.,  .10 Cordovn  XV.
Eureka Tea Co.
Fresh Roasted Coffee Daily
Teas and Coffee 3 lba. for tl snd up.
tion. Now we will give them a
chance to see if they can translate
some of this talk into practice in a
large scalo project.
"Tho beneficial effects on the
trade union movement of such an
organization caunot be doubted. As
lt is now the militants, those to
whom the .trade union movement
carries a real message of emancipation, are disunited and demoralized. . Tbey have hardly a shred of
organization anywhere. Their will
does not count in tbe labor movement. But once they nre organized and can turn their boundless
energy and enthusiasm towards the
upbuilding of the trade unions, we
may look for th;? dawn of a new
day for labor in this country. The
organization of the Trade Union
movement will bc an effective
counter-stroke to the onslaughts
now being made upon our organization by the employing class."
Not Dual Unionism
Foster emphatically declared
that thr. new movement has nothing fn common with dual unionism,
lror many years he has stood consistently against the dual union
policy, claiming that the militants
have greatly injured the labor
movement by quilting It and forming idealistic organizations. The
new movement, which has already
developed powerful backing In
many localities, Is designed to put
tbo older trude union movement
on its feet, not to break It up,
"Just now," said Foster, "we are
establishing our preliminary communications wilh militant union
men in the hundreds of centers
where wc will launch our work
shortly. This is one nf the more
difficult piloses, nnd nil union men
anxious to sec labor do something
real are Invited to write tit once to
onr headquarter?, lis Norlh Ln
Salle Street, (Jhleugo.
"All thc details of our program
will be explained, and the enmpaign Itself actually started, In lho
first Issue of our organ, The Labor
11 em Id, which will appear on
February 1st or the coming yenr."
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THE Hitbject last Wednesday
proved ao interesting lhat the
audience did not want to
leave. A mimLier of womon were
present showing' thnt at lenst si few
of (hem are interested in mattera
beyond their domestic ar patriotic
The speaker showed thnt the
Sun While tho centre of the Solar
.■stem and the giver of life nnd
light to the oarth was never tho
less but a small affair compared
with thousands of other stars or
suns whose fcize and temperature
and clinmtory coiiBtituants have
been- determined by modern
science through the telescope and
that evon more marvellous instrument,   thc  spectroscope.
According td the book of
Genesis, after God has created the
Sun and moon to light tlie earth
for the beneflt of man, the real objectivo of creation, we learn that
"he made the stars also."
To the wandering Jew the earth
around homo was all he knew of It
and a few miles away was where
the "Firmament" met ihe earth
and wus the end of lhe world. Jle
did not dream ll was 25 thousand
miles around, that lt was spinning
at the rate of over a thousand
miles an hour, tia veiling around
thc sun nt 1,000 miles per minute
and tho whole Solar system Sun,
Moon, pin nets, and earth were
speeding toward the great constellation of ■ Suns nnd worlds
known as Hercitlus at the rnte of
17 miles per second. The Bible
writers never dreamed thnt tho
sun wns over a million "times ns btg
as the earth and that hundreds of
stars have been measured and
known to be thousands of times
greater than thc sun. The model'}]
astronomer lms estimated th.it
Cnnapus, 1.000 billion miles away
is 10.000 times ns brilliant as our
sun and thnt Bolequise is tl
million times ns large as our sun
and so far distant that light
travelling 186,000 miles*per second
takes IfiO years to fly from this col-
losal mass of matter and force to
Think of the "Eternal Causa" of
this marvellous universe being the
same little Jealous, revengeful God
who cursed man for "eating off
the tree of knowledge," the same
who wrnstled with Jacob, talked
"face to face" with the patrla"veils,
ate veal with Esau and made
"coats out of skins" for Adam tun'
Eve to replace thoir fly leaf
"aprons" alter tbey knew enough
to know they were naked.
Think of tlie Eternal Cause of
billions of whirling worlds being
thc sume. Who endorsed slavery,
commanded lhe burning of
Witches, who made the "sun stand
still" while Josuuh completed his
massacre of women and children
while on his imperialistic tour of
conquest ?
Think of the Creator of eternal
space and the infinities of matter
stopping to hear the Kaiser when
he prayed for tbe defeat of thc
Allies, or heeding lhe petitions of
bishops, priests and preachers of
B. Ci when Sunday after Sunday,
they and their congregations
prayed that He might, as of old,
guide their armies to victory and
crush lhe "horrible Hun."
The speaker dealt with Solar
System especially and showed
many photos of the various planets
and their relations in tho great
orbits around the sun.
Mercury, which is nearest to the
sun does not rotate ou its axis and
has no atmosphere. One half
would be too hot and ihe other
half too cold for lifo.
Venus, our brilliant evening star,
probably contains life but Its
atmosphere and clouds prevent its
Mors probably has life in advanced  and  declining form,    ll  Is
smaller and much cooler than
Between Venus and Jupiter, the
greatest planet, Is a bell of over
500 small bodies, some of these are
angular showing they are fragments of an tild solid planet whieh
in collision with some oilier sphere
was broken up. The largest of
these small piunels is 450 miles in
diameter. Tbey all go around the
The outer planets nre very large
ns compared \viih thc earth and
too hot' to contain life.
The moon is an Interesting study.
A dead world which probably
never contained life-as we know
it. ft is called a "Volcanic Chnr-
iielhouse" being pitted with enormous crators. Astronomers sav
the earth and other planets were
thousands of millions of years'ago
thrown off from the sun and the
moon in turn was a fragment from
lb- earth. Some day they will fall
back to the sun.
The spenker stated that lt wns
only his object to present n Jew of
these great discoveries of science
in order to give an intellectual
bns's for biology and especially the
study of man in hfs evolution to-
wariTs ihe Industrial Hepublie
which we must soon enter, if our
race is to survive.
Next Wednesdny the subjeet will
i">: "When, Where and How Did
Life Begin on Earth." The proceeds go toward the Fed. Defense
Move Gave Russian Diplomacy the Premier
Moscow—In Pravda, Radek discusses the results of the Russian
note recognizing the pre-war debts
and says that with this note Soviet
diplomacy has seized the initiative.'
The note improves the position of
Russia in the "Washington confer-'
fence, and any attack upon" Soviet
Russia now loses the least alleged
Justification. The note opens \%o\
possibility to return to active poll-.
Hcb in the form of a combination
with the policy of'other powers.
The question ;Of'the'-debts was;
placed in:a Une with the question,
of the relations to Soviet Russia/
This direct attitude to the question'
of the debts forces the capitalist
circles to give a direct answer, and
it is characteristic that .the most
influential capitalist publication" in
France, tho Journal Industrie!,
comes out for the recognition of
Soviet Russia.
When we announced the recognition of thc debts; we pursued not
ideul, but practical ajms,.since we
sought to bring about a protest of
Holders of Russian, loans against
the French policy against Russia.
Owing to various circumstances,
our hopes have not been realized.
In the meantimo; .: however,
the French email bourgeois
knows thut the possibility
of the payment - of. tho
debts is there, and' that the French
government constitutes ,the single
hindrance sinco it will carry on'no
negotiations with! the Soviet government. The declaration of the
Soviet government deprives- the
Washington conference bf the possibility of placing us before,a fait
accompll.for they must count with
the fact that the Soviet government
Is seeking a way for rendering commercial relations of the other powers with Soviet Russia more easy.
For if these relations are not resumed, the restoration' of the economic life of the world ls Impossible. The Washington conference-
must show whother they wish to
solve the conflicts or to increase
them*.        ;
Without peace With Soviet Russia world pence is impossible.    If,
however,  the "Washington.■ conference does not succeed in weakening
the  present conflicts,  the  position
of Russia as a military power gains
great significance.    We are neigh-
i bors of Japan, which Is of import-
i ance for China and America.    We
j are alio neighbors of Englnnd  In
I Central Asia,  and  the  races who
I live there know that we pursue no
plans   of   annexation.     The   com-
plalnts of England over our policy
I in   the   East  will   remain  without
fruit so long as England does not
consider it necessary to negotiate
With  us concretely over  the  limitations  of  our  common   interests.
By   tlie  recognition  of  the  debts,
Soviet   Russia   reminds   the   other
powers of their duties toward Soviet  Rtissiu.       Soviet   Russia  will
never  approve  of n   policy  which
will    bring    disadvantage   to   the
workers of nny land.
In the international conflicts
which arc developing, Soviet Russia will defend its interests, which
1 are finally also the interests' of
i humanity. Eor thc time being,
; these interests can show themselves
! to he parallel with the interests of
this or that group of powors. The
; Washington conference must give
j an open answer to the question of
' who is against Soviet RUBsIn, and
| who wishes to livo in peace with us.
I The answer to this question will be
, of great importance, not only for
' us. but also for the other powers.
I —Rosta Wien.
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The Hastings Park Situation]
fJ^HOSK  present at the  unem-f well huve been presented to a brlok'l
wall.     The   food   still   remains   i*(|
source   of   continuous   dissatisfaction,   despite Alderman  Scrlbblns'.]
Start a Drive for
Parcels for Russia
(Continued from page 1)
placed In this terrible state, we
have no right lo keep the food
whieh can savo their bodies and
souls, from them.
To save thuso people we must
1. Concentrated foods, grain
eonvi-s, tinned" milk, special infants' foods.
_!, Clothing of al! kinds, new or j
used. All ueeti clothes must Iw
mended and washed clctlil. Coot- <
wear, gloves, and all kinds of wear- j
fttg apparel for children,
;>.    .Medicines, soap, etc.
Make up a parcel of any of these
articles and send It either direct
to the head office, llo.v SftOl Sta. It.,
Winnipeg, Man., or e-o Mrs. C
Sutherland, HOI  Pender St. West
All branches of tbe Canadian
Famine Relief Committee are joining In this Western-Wide Campaign, and will help make the ln-
ternatiortal drive a success—Provided they got your assistance. Ef.
forts will be made to reach every
city and town, to canvass house-
to-house, to approach each ahd
every onc who having a spark of
pity will help in this human cause.
Make up yonr parcel. Various
stations will he established where
the goods will lie received. IF you
live in Winnipeg telephone St.
Johns 1 •1(15 nnd a messenger' will
call for it. If you live elsewhere
theh watch for local nnnouncemenf
Where parcels will be received.
Hut do not fall lo give to your
utmost extent yourself and then
canvass your friends ftr parcels.
Thc crying need Is food, clothing
and medicines!
Answer the cry before It is too
Canadian Famine Relief Committee for the Drought Stricken In,
Soviet  Russia. |
A movement of" protest of tbe
workers against Japan is becoming
noticeable in China, Special protest is raised against thejiegotia-
lions In the question of Shantung.
RoHtn AVien.
Ts   Dear  in   Iowa
While Corn Is
Pocahontas, Iowa.—The board
of supervisors of Pocahontas
county has ordered the county
auditors to buy corn for use as
heating fuel this winter in the
courthouse, county home and Insane infirmary. This is the first
act in Iowa calling for the burning
of corn instoad of coal.
Thc supervisors put their order
In the form of a resolution, the gist
of which  follows:
"Whereas, The price of ear corn
here Is less than one-third of 1
cent per pound and coal is more
than twor thirds of 1 cent per
pound, and,
"Prnpiiganists have taught
farmers to increase production until surplus farm products arc. selling for about one-third of tbe eost
of production, and,
"Propagandists arc educating
the public to believe that all the
farmers has lo do is to press the
button and plenty of cuttle and
hogs would be forthcoming to consume the'gsurplus corn, and,
"Every available hog and steer
Will be fed all the corn It can consume, and,
"Propagandists are trying to
lead' ihe people lo believe that
some of ihe cattle and hogs will
starve If any of tne,surplus crops
he burned as fuel, and,
"In truth, the farmers are trying to reduce thc surplus of corn
to a point where it will bring at
least one-half of the cost of production, and,
"Federal reserve banks havo
withdrawn credit, thus trebling the
debts of lbe farmer, und,
"The first law of nature is self-
preservation, tho auditor Is instructed to purchase ear corn nt
the market price, to b,e used as
fuel ut the county couri house,
county home and insane infirmary.";—Tribune.
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The greatest ashisrnnce Hint thc
readers of The Federatlonist enn
render us at this time, Is hy securing a new subscriber. By doing t.b
you hpreud the news of the working class movement and assist us
I ployed meeting in the Pender
* Hall last Sunday will have
vivid recollections of the merciless
overhauling given to Alderman
Seribbins for his attitude toward
tlie men at Hastings Park, and'thc
miserable* attempt made by him to
square himself before the audience.
Thnt he should have even the temerity to address a working class audience after what he said and did
regarding the men housed at that
institution, was the most remarkable feature about' his remarks.
However much he may attompt to
explain away the facts, be stands
condemned beforo the men at the
park, und the actual circumstances
of tho case. Whut he has to offer
fay way of defense, may bo sufficient for the requirements of the
master class ho serves, but not so
for those on whose backs he would
again ride upon to political aggrandizement.
Now for the plain facts of the
case. The committee appointed by
the mea to bring their complaints
before the proper authorities, were
treated with contempt and their
requests ignored. The men, forced
to the necessity of organization hy
this treatment, met in the grandstand at the race track, to discuss
the situation. It so happened on
that occasion thut Mr. Ireland
and tho City Council committee were visiting the camp.
Hearing about the nieeting,
they invaded the same, accompanied ity ihe comforting protection
of two policemen. The. men were
perfec-ly orderly and were at the
lime hearing the report of their
committee. Without the common
decency of addressing the meeting
through the chair, they proceeded
to threaten that if the men due to
work that day did not immediately
proceed to do so, they would he
expelled from the cump. This
threat failed mlserubly, the men
deciding to refrain from work un
til the policy of discrimination was
abandoned. The committee was
instructed to forthwith proceed to
uguin lay the complaints before the
council. While the men's committee was so engaged, and the
men were patiently staying around
the bunkhouse awaiting a report
from their representatives, in walked Alderman Seribbins and other
members of the council committee,
accompanied by 30 or more policemen. The men were ordered by
the police to stand clear from one
of the tables In the recreation room
to make way for the city dignitaries, Alderman Scrlbblns then proceeded lo tell the men that if they
were dissatisfied with the conditions, they would bave to leave the
camp. Tbe men wero naturally
anxious to know the alderman's
attitude towards their representatives, and Alderman Scrlbblns was
asked about that matter. He replied' that be for one would not recognize the committee, and was
sustained by another aldermanic
speaker. Then the big slick-got in
its work. Police Chief Anderson
got up and gave tlie men ten minutes to decide on immediately going
to work or leaving the camp. Some
of the men, acting under the Impression that the committee had
been arrested, quit there and then,
hut came back later, on discovering the error of their impression,
When the men's committee arrived
back, they discovered lhat thcir
temporary home wns in tho hands
of the police. This briefly is a
synopsis of what was reported in
the press as a "meeting,"
It certainly reveals a narrow-
gauge trend of thought, so say nothing of a lack of sympathy with
working class ideas, for an alderman, presumed to be elected on a
Labor ticket, to deliberately attempt to disorganize the men, and
to buck up his plans by the threatening force of the police. He knew
that the men's committee was exploring every channel for a settlement, but despite ,tbis, the only
method he wanted to use, was force
and that when tbe committee's
buck was turned.
Meanwhile, the conditions in the
main, at Hastings Park remain unchanged. The committee, it fs true,
has heen met by the City Council,
but apart from a minor improvement, their requests might fust ns
statements about thc same being!
"unlimited in quantity and quality."
The men are everything but sati*
fled, but have tu accept under protest the treatment handed out to
them. There is but one point on
which they seem to tie all satisfied,
and that is, that there is littl*
to be expected from that brand ot
Labor politicians, whose sole political motive is to he elected, Th«
evidence born from such incidents
us the above is sufficient to pro\'€
that there is more danger from a
working class standpoint ln tha
pretensions of so-called Labor poll
ticians than there is In the more
outspoken intentions of tho mor«
pronounced capitalist politicians.
Street Railwaymen
Reply to B. C. E. R, j
(Continued from page 1)        9
Award with regard to Sunday!
overtime is a good example ot the]
Employers' viewpoint;
"All work done on Sundays to iWL
paid time and one-quarter,"   "ThhH
work is now being paid at time andj
a half, and while we recommencl
us above, we do not wish to be un-1
derstood   as   favouring   the   prin ■
clple of extra pay for this class oj
work.    We are firmly of the optn]
lon that all such work necessary t|
the operation of  the  Industry
quired  to give continuous service.
where     men    are    assigned   "b
Bulletin tu work on Sundays am
Holidays, should   be  compensate'
on the same basis ns oh week dayt'
We feel, however, that as the me;
huve been pnid at time and a hai |
for this work since 1S18, we woull
hardly be justified iu removing thi
additional emolument at this tlmr
especially in View of the faet tha
time and a quarter Is allowed h
some   other   Eastern  Cities.    Wt[
however, arc opposed to the prin |
ciplu u» set forth above."
Expluhi Stand
This is u straight forward statei
ment without camouflage .of th I
principles of an employer regard!
ing Sunday overtime..
This Is their idea of conciliating!
or, as the dictionary puts It, T.|
propitiate, To gain favour.
Our principles are: Extra pal
for Overtime, Sundays and Holi|
This Award means, "We are tnkj
ing 10 per eent. of your wages now!
50 per cent, of your working corf
ditions, and the next time, or th|
lime after, we will take the lot."
This Is the B. c. B. Railway Eirl
ployees' .view of the Conclllutlol
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