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The British Columbia Federationist Dec 19, 1919

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By the Workers* Al1ivity
[' More Improvements Made in Last Twt ^ Months
Than in Past Twenty-five Years—Men $rship
Making Big Strides—Convention Convenes
January 5—Organizers Are Active
—o delegates in Kamloops district will  be  submitted to  referendum
have had a mooting, and decidod to
tupport the Chase strikers in whatever action they take. The meeting
considered that owing to the beneficial effect that tho atrike had already produced In the district, that
the men in the camps of tho Upper
Country should get behind the Inanelal end, instead of letting the headquarters provide the (300 a week
whieh they are now doing.
At t recent festive gathering of
lagging employers, F. C. Biley of
Blocdcl, Stewart k Welsh, Myrtlo
Point, boasted that his employeea
kad subscribed 410,000 for Victory
Bonds. This statement roceived considerable publicity in the daily pross.
What a pity that Mr. Biley did not,
at the same time, mention that thoir
camp i was one of the biggest disgraces existing in the province.
Shako bunk houses and cook house,
utensils which should never have
been used for cooking, and which
were long age qualified for the dump
heap. No wash house, bath houso or
dry room; waste from kitohon running into the lake a few feet from
the point from whioh the drinking
and cooking water is pumped. If tho
subscriptions to tho Victory Bonds
were a credit to the men, the stato
of tho camp is a disgrace to the employoes, and the community. What
is tho Provincial Health department
doing ahout itl
; Has your camp elected its delogate
to the conventiont Camps of fifty
union men, with paid up cards, will
have tbeir transportation only paid
by the organisation, if tho delegate
produces credentials signed by fifty
members in good standing. Smaller
camps ean tend delegatea, but must
defray all expenses themselves. Delegates convene on January 9, and
tako up committeo work on that and
tke two following days. Convention
opens January 8th.     All questions
Whole Nation Is Joining
Together in New
That India Is "surging and seething witk a aew nationalism" is tie
contention of Sherwood Eddy, speeial correspondent of tke Chicago
"Doily News," who kas jnst returned from a trip tkrough the Orient
oa wkick ke was sent by his paper
to observe conditions. Says Ur. Eddy in part:
"We fomd India surging and
teething witk a aew nationalism,
which is uniting her educated leaders and politically minded classes,
It was long predicted that India
eould 1'ijtr become one nation and
yet the impossible is taking place
today before our eyes. Ske is divid.
ed between eight of the world's
gnat religions, 147 different langu
ages, 200 different castes tkat can
lot intermarry or even eat together,
aad yet tke leaders of India are be-
lag forged into one burning unit of
a new national consciousness. Tho
Buiso-Japanese war awakened thc
tke masses of India."
Dominion   Trades   Con
gress Comes to Rescue
.'• -    of Trades Council
A communication was received
and read at the Vancouver (Interna-
I tlonal) Trades and Labor Council
j Thursday evening from tke Domin
I lon Trades and Labor Congress en-
I closing a cheque for (300 to further
I tke work of tko International trade
I naion movement in the city.
I A further communication asking
I tke council to elect delegates to the
[hospital board was acted upon, and
[Dolegates Sully, Welsh and McVety
were elocted,
At tke request of tke city council
a committee was appointed to take
np tko subject and make a recommendation for a suitable war me.
morlsl for the city. Delegates Showier, Welsh, Poole and Stark were
A recommendation was made nnd
acted upon to ask the A. F. of L. to
look into the subject of transferring
tke volunteer A, F. of L. commissions
from B. P, Pettipiece and Oeo,
Hardy to delegates of the council.
, A recommendation was also made
and acted upon to inquire of thc
Child Wclfaro Association as to
whother it wants A. F. of L. Council delogatcs on its board, or O.B.U.,
as at present,
'''Tho   orgnnizntion   committee   ro-
Sorted that thoro was evory possi-
lllty of the Betsll Clorks, Telegraphers, Sheet Metal Workers and
tke Bricklayers affiiliatlng with tke
eoancll'in tho near futuro.
General Organiser McKensle of
tke Hotel and Bestaurant Employees' Union stated that ke found
moro dissension hore than in ether
I places and thought tkat tke A. F.
(of L, should put a little enthusiasm
into the movement and try and get
'larger councU meetings, only M
delegatea being preient.
One question the convention will
have to decido is whether the employers' association shall be given
another opportunity to meet tke organization as such, and discuss the
questions of camp conditions, or
whether the employers individually
shall be dealt with oo the job. Last
January the secretary of tho loggers' association was interviewed
and asked if his organisation was
prepared to do business with thc
union: he askod for the matter to
bo submitted ia writing; this was
done, but no roply was received.
After thc July convontion the schedule of camp conditions was sont to
the association, but no acknowledgment was received. The same treatment was accorded it by tbo individual employers. Then these peoplo
who have not even common businoss
sense and courtesy yell their heads
off about the "Bolshevik" union,
meaning by that term anarchistic,
and men with whom it is impossible
to do business; whereas tho truth of
the matter is the employors are the
ones who have beea responsible for
noarly overy strike that has taken
place in tho camps this year. Particularly at Capilano, Alert Bay,
Courtenay, Chase, Duncan Bay, Bock
Bay, etc. Why have thero been no
strikes at Kingcome Inlet, Campbell Biver (I. T, camps), Otis Staples Lumber Company, and in tho
camps of other employers who are
willing to come through with decent
Men coming into town report having dumped their blankets, having
decided to quit being blanket stiffs]
intending to confine their futuro attention to camps whieh provido
these snd sheets as part of tho camp
equipment. Lists will bo propared
of camps in which bedding and
sanitary conveniences aro provided,
and thogp failing to come through
will findn place npon the black list.
Fossibly even more important than
tkis is tke question of the employers' labor agency, which Is intended to function as a scab-hiring and
blacklisting agency. Thoro can bc
no peace in the lumber industry
whilst tke Loggers' Association Employment Agency and' tke Lumber
workers' Union exist. One or tke
other kas to go. In connection with
this matter the action decidod upon
at the last business meeting, may
kave a great bearing, as a communication has been sent tho old country asking tbo advanced section of
organised labor tkore (tha Shop
Stewards' movement) to plodge
their morel, and, if necessary, active
support to our members against tho
omployers' blnck list. Black list for
blaok.list, evon if it has to cover
tko wholo earth. Capitalism and
working class solidarity is worldwide
The ease of Fellow Workor Mc-
Kenzie against the men responsible
for running him out of Cranbrook
last March, will shortly come for
trial at Fernie.
This weok one of the most prom:
inent men in the provinco Was at
headquartors and stated that from
his personal knowledge thero had
been moro improvements mado in
the conditions in the lumber camps
during tho past twelvo months than
in tko provioua twcnty-flvb years,
and tbat practically tho whole of tho
improvement was duo to tho formation and growth of the union. ' His
final remark was that if the loggers
do not realize the value to them o'f
tboir organisation'and get behind it
and make the Industry 100 por cent,
union, then they deserve to fall back
to the conditions which existed previous to tho formation of the organization. That some men believo
in it and intend to back it to tko
limit is evidenced by their paying
full dues for 1020.
Port Arthur, Ontario, district
oflico sent this week for 2000 O.B.U.
buttons and 1000 more membership
folders. That 10,000 membership in
1920 looks liko easy travelling. At
the present timo thero nro nino organizers busy in Ontario. Prince
Albert District is now getting well
in to its strido. Follow Worker
Cowan reports that ho can see his
objectivo of 500 membors by thc
end of thc year boing easily reach.
ed. Edmonton is making slondy
hondway. Tom Mellows at Sudbury
reports membership piling up and
saya tho thousand mark is in sight.
Clarko at Fort Francis also reports
(Continued on page 8)
Strange Silence of Daily Press—Counsel for Defense Demands Production of Crown Witness—Bench Warrant
Issued by Justice Metcalf—Mr. Bird Produces Letters
to Prove the Alleged Bribery of Crown Witnesses
SENSATIONS have not been lacking at the Winnipeg trials, this week. Counsel for the defense demanded the appearance
of a crown witness that gave evidence at the preliminary- hearings, and who was not produced by the crown; and letters
were produced which throws considerable light oh the methods adopted by the prosecution. During the presentation of
the case for the prosecution, the local press has taken every opportunity to give full publicity to any evidence that has been
introduced which would appear to put the defenders in a bad light. Front page positions have usually been given to these
despatches. There has, however, been a strange silence on thepai't of the local press on the evidenoe presented by the defense,
and the letters which are given in the Federationist, and which have a local bearing, have not been, given any publicity. The
following press despatches sent by wire to the Federationist will'be enlightening to the workers and all those who read them,
and at the same time show how the free press of this country operates. The Vancouver Sun recently over its editorial columns
had thc following in bold type: "The Soul of Journalism is Disinterestedness." If silence is disinteredncss, then the local
press has it in this case. ' '
(Special to The Federationist)
" ■ ■ Winnipeg, Man.,
I, -     December 16, 1919.'
At thc start of the Tuesday morning session Mr. Bird notified'the court that he had asked Mr. Andrews for the crown to
produce in court a man by the name of H. Daskaluk, a secret seitfice; man of the B. N. W. M.., who gave evidence in the preliminary trial and whose name was on the back of the indictmont. Andrews stated that the crown did not call this man as
they did not consider his evidence was relevant to the case, and furthermore, they could not rely on him.
Demand* Witaeii Be Produced
Mr. Bird thereupon stated that this was the very reason why,this man should be called; just as the crown stated, he could
not be relied upon, and as he was a secret service man of the B. N| W. M. P., it would show that the whole evidence of the
It. N. W. M, P. given at this trial was in the same category, and that he would moveior an adjournment of the case until this
man was produced. Ho then proceeded to state that he had letters to show that this man had been offered $500 to give evidence, which he had refused to do. Just at this time the judge stopped Mr. Bird from going any further until he bad or-
dered thc jury to retire from the court.
When the jury had retired Mr. Bird proceeded to state hit ease, and the judge asked Mr. Bird if it was his contention that
the law compelled the crown to produce a~ witness. Mr. Cassidy then pointed out that it was, and cited from a law book,
whereupon Mr. Bird moved that the crown bc forced to'produced* Witness, as he had proof that he was in the city last week,
that he had a letter from him stating that he had given false evidenec, and refused to do it again; that he had bcen put in jail
in Vancouver for refusing to come here and repeat his previous evidence; that he had been promised' $500 for his evidence;
that he had letters from reputable civic officers at Vancouver and1 Winnipeg that showed that this man had been offered
money, that Col. Sterns of thc B. N. W. M. P. waa involved, and *R* a further discussion the judge ruled that Mr. Bird must
bring in a prepared motion on this question, so.fhat the court e$jft'ideal with it, which was agreed to by the defense lawyers.
Lots of Sensations at
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Perjury Trial in City
People Attending Police Court Are Searched—Mysterious Proceedings Are the Order—Accused
Wanted Witness to Stay Away—Defense .   '■
Counsel Utters Threats
Startling tetters An Produced
A bench warrant to bring-Daska-
luk into court was applied for, nnd
issued by Judge Metcalfe. Tho following are copies of letters tiled in
court by Ur. J. E. Bird:
Defense Dance Realizes
$167.45 for Defense
Gain Control of Council
and School Board
as Result
Labor recorded an almost complote
vetory as a rosult ol tbe civil elections last week, Seven out of ten
candidate! elected tto labor mon.
Mnyor Clarke wns roturned to offlco
with a tig mnjority, while the labor ntdcrinanio candidates, J, A,
Kinney, James Hast and Bloo Bhop-
pard also received substantial majorities. Threo out of tho four va.
canclcs on thc school board nro tiled
by labor men, 8. A. O. Barnes, Dr.
J. A, McPherson and Frank Scott.
Joseph A, Clarke, who, as candidate of the labor party, waa re-elected to the position of mayor of Edmonton by a majority Ave times that
ef his previous election tteod solidly
behind the strikers as against the
Citizens' Committee toting the re-
teat Winnipeg strike.
Mass Meeting of O. B. U.
Favors  Joining  of
Units for Present
Tho rogular meeting night of tho
Vancouvor Tradea and Labor Council was given over last night to a
mass mooting of the O. B. U. units
for the purposo of discussing the nil-
visibility of amalgamating tho
0. B. U. forces in tho city. Tho
committee appointed to bring in a
report on tho proposed general fund
scheme of finance reportod thnt they
had met but hail decidod, in view
of tho mooting to deal with omnlgn
million, that they would not roport
fully until tho decision of tho meet
ing had been arrived at on tbis ques.
tion. The report was accepted as
ono of progress,
The dance committoo reported
that the sum of (1(17.45 had been
realizod as a result of the dance, and
that this amount had boon handed
to the defense committee, but that
thero wero still somo tickets to be
accounted for which would swell this
amount. Tho business agent reported that ho had found that the minimum wago act did not cover womon
pieceworkers, and that he was endeavoring to have those workers
covered by the aot. Ho also reported that an O. B. IT. card had boon
placod in tho Hotel Columbia cafe.
In answer to a quostion by Del.
Campbell, the president statod that
thore were 1500 membors ef tho
O. B. U. in Vancouver. Eel. Pritchard statod that ho Was sure that
this was underestimating the membership, and he gave figures to
provo his point.
Dol. Wolls urged amalgamation io
that organizing work could bo car*
rlod en, and moved tbat a referendum of the mombers be taken on
the quostion.
Dol. Winch moved aa an amendment, that a committeo be appointed
to put into effect tho wishes of tho
units, Del, Wells withdrew his motion in favor of the amendment
after some little discussion, and the
amendment, becoming tbo motion,
was adopted, and a eommittoe of
two membors from each unit eleoted to carry out the provisions of
the adopted motion,
President Mldgley reported ttat
(Continued oa page 8)
> "530 Cambie Street, f>
. "Vancouvor, B. ft,
"Nov. i, 1919.
"G. B. Clnrke, foq,
"Secretary Social   Service   Committeo,
"Winnipeg, Man.
"Dear Sir,—:
Be Daskaluk, 688 Linden Avenue,
Winnipeg, Man. '
"This man, his wifo and infant
child threo weeks old, Ukra'nians,
are destituto and a publio charge in
this city. Ho states that, he was
sent hero by your provincial govern,
mont, ns liis life.was in danger in
Winnipeg ou account of evidence
which ho gavo against Almazofl? in
tho recent trials at Winnipeg.
Formerly ho had boon a spct'iol
agent of tho E. N. W. M. P.
•H hnvo wired Col. Sterns, 0. C.
B. N. W. M. P., who is said to have
paid his transportation to this city.
A former promise of $500 nnd trans*
portntion to his own country was not
carried out for the alleged pretext
thut Ukrnnia was now at war and
this mini could not enter his country.
He states that ho has only recoived
.150 of the $500 promised him. I
hnvo read tho ovidence as contained
in thc newspapers which ho gave,
and there is absolutely nothing iu
any of his statements that would
endanger his personal safety. I expect thc B. N. W. M. P. to provido
transportation through their local
commanding officer for til's men nnd
Ills wife tu return to your city, if
his statements nro correct.
"Will you lio good enough to Investigate bis statements, especially
with Col. Sterns, with Mr. Andrews,
tho prosecutor for the province, and
his brother, who lives nt 256 Austin
SI root t
"Thanking yo;i in anticipation,
"Yours sincerely,
"(Sgd.) OKO. D. 1BKLAND,
"Relief Officer."
Was Promised tSOO
November 13, 1919..
" Oeorge D. Ireland, Esq.,
_J'630 Cambio Street,
',i   "Vancouver, B. C. ■
•'Dear Sir,—
Se H. Daskaluk, 608 Linden Avenue
J "Your letter of tho 4th instant
to hand, and owing to the writor
being sick, reply was delayed.
;; J.I callod on Col. Storns of the
Boyal North West Mounted Police,
who told me that this man gave ovidence for the crown, and was promised .500,' and ho states that as soon
as the cane is finished they will give
bim the balance. As your letter
states, ho has received.$150 and bis
transportation lo Vancouvor. Col;
Stems told me' thot ho wired to tho
ofllccr commanding the Boyal North
Wtfst Mounted Tolice in Vancouvor
to advance Mr. Daskaluk $100. I
nlso called to seo Mr. Daskaluk's
brother at 256 Austin Street, but
was not able'' to sec bim as bo was
working on tho railroad, and comes
in but onco a week, and owing to
the big storm wo have had in Manitoba all the trains are held up. We
do net know when he will bo in.
'I further found that Mr. H. Daskaluk was never a resident of tho
city, but of Enst Kildonan, Man.
('Trusting this will be sotisfac
tory, I am,-
"Yours truly,
Behind the Ban
"Vancouver, B. ft,
"Novembor 1.
"My Dearest Friend,—Am writ
ing this to let you know, thnt at 10
p.iu. I will be behind tho bars for
not obeying the order of 'llapett,
as you know all about tho journey
to Winnipeg, bo 1 flatly refused to
go, as I told tliem it's against my
nature and my peoplo. I also sent
my wifo to them, but they won't
listen to hor either.   I was behind
fthe, bars all night last night nntil 8
a.in. today and I am supposed to go
back to the cell at 10 p.m. so before
I go there. I thought to leave this
message with tho hotel clerk and if
you come back to Vancouver please
(Continued on page 7)
His Ready Answers Have
Flabergasted Prosecuting Counsel
Liberty Bond Campaign
Time Extended to January 15th
ON TUESDAY word wa* rewived by tbe looal defense
committee from the Winnipeg committee, to the
effect tbat the Liberty Bond campaign had been extended
to January 15, owing to the djfflcultiei in reaching outlying pointi, and in getting the returns in. The local
committee ha* fallen in line, and tbe campaign will be
carried on in B. 0. until the llth of January, 1920. So
far there ha* been collected ffeee the campaign itarted
in B. O. the rom of $14,000, nd a* there are $20,000
worth of bond* atill Out there will be no difficulty in
raiting the full quota of $20,000 in thi* province. In addition to the lum* that have been reoeived by the local
committee, there ha* been a considerable amount of
money sent direct to Winnipeg. Thi* it due to the fact
that circular letter* were eent to some pointi in B. 0. by
the Winnipeg committee, ud the total contributed by
B, O. will be considerably augmented by theie mm*. In
all the amount collected by the local committee from B. O.
point*, including the sale of bond*, and contribution* before the bond campaign wm itarted, will amount to over
$23,000. Thi* i* a oreditable ihowing, but more will be
needed before tht trial* are over, so there should be no
let up in the campaign until Hie date for the closing of
it. Evrybody get in and boort. Thi* i* a workers' flght,
ud the leait we oan do i* to pay for it.
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3. E. Bird Places Blame
for "Soviet" Where
It Belongs
Mr. J. E. Bird in opening tho defense ot R. D. Russell on trial ln
Winnipeg tor seditious conspiracy,
said that the crown bad opened
with a tremendous fuslladc but
mostly of blank cartridges. Ho
Bald that tons ot literature winch
was wbolely irrevelant had boen
submitted as evidence. The Jury,
however, must Ignore catch words
such aa bolBhovJam, and reds. He
said that the newspapers woro
menace to tbe liberty ot tho people through poisoning their minds
with false or misleading statements.
and that the revolutionists of today would be regarded aB tbe prophets of tomorrow, and thut tlie
crown ba. become panic stricken,
and had acted on mob physoliolosy
both In the legislatures and the
law courts. The real fight, he slat,
ed, was between the flnanclal magnates and the workers, end that
the citizens committee had been
responsible tor the arrest of the
workers. They dictated to the government, their spokesman being
made prosecutor against tbe accused and given a position of leading
counsel for the crown. Tbo fund,
amentals of trades unionism was
free speech and free press, and
these wero at stake In the trial.
A Socialist organization was, he
3, regarded as legal, but men
active in Socialism were attacked
because of their loyalty In the Interests ot the workers. He claimed
that the seditious conspiracy
charge was hut a pretext, and that
the citizen's committee did not represent the citizens but tho financial
organizations. This was tbe real
Soviet, lta purposo being to crush
the btrike and tbe striko leaders.
He atated that Ihe garbled letters
retoried to by Senator Robertson
was a travesty jgalnst justice. He
Insisted that the Calgary conven.
tlon, and the attempt to organize
on Industrial llnei wns perfectly
legal, and that the Walker Thoatro
meeting was a moiling of protest
aga'nst the orders in council passed by the govornment which were
becoming more and moro repressive
He claimed that the strike had no
(Continued on page 7)
A. new kind of sensation was
sprung at tbo police court on Wednesday weok, when the perjury case
against Dourasoff and Both was adjourned without a word of evidence
or argument from either side, and
without a word of explanation as to
the why and the wherefore of the
adjournment. :
At 2:30 p.m., the timo sot for the
hearing, the court—or, at loast, that
portion of it reserved for the common people—was packed from ond
to end with about 100 men and womon, plainly members of tho proletariat class. Tho officials wore on
duty, the accused were roady to
hand, the prosecuting and defending
counsel were waiting with thcir bags
of tricks; in fact, tho stage was set,
and eyes were turned expectantly toward the door through which the
magistrate would'eome to take his
t<Tho unrelenting minutes sped by,
one by one, as is their wont; but
there was nothing doing. The crowd
sat mum and waited; still there was
nothing doing. Outside in the corridors, people loitered about impatiently—witnesses, counsel, defendants,
and what not. After a considerable
length of time, Magistrate Shaw
waa observed to wond his way along
the corridor from his privatp room
to the sacrosanct quarter of the
building reserved for the exclusive
use of officialdom. Thence he presently made his way back to his room,
on tho way exchanging greetings
quito affably with Dourasoff, onc of
tho accused, who stood against the
corridor wall.
Then followed a secret conclave,
In which tho chiefs of the police and
detective departments took part, togethor with, the magistrate, and
counsel on both sides. Meanwhile,
the belated interpreter arrived, but
it made no.difference; it wns not until tho crowd in court had waited
patiently for a full half-hour or more
that the magistrato at length took
his seat. At once Mr. Reid suggested an adjournment; Mr. Rublnowltx
was understood to offer no objection
"under the circumstances," and the
publie was enrtly informed that the
caso was adjourned till tkat ity
It is not difficult to believe that
the keen Interest evinced, however
healthful a sign it may be from the
viewpoint of the public welfare, ma;
nevortheless bo very distasteful tne
disconcerting to some of the parties
involved. Secret "enquiries" aro ob
vloiisly much bettor adoptod for certain purposes than aro proceedings
in open court, with a great cloud
of witnesses keenly bent on hearing
and seeing for themselves what is
going forward.
Still another sensation waa provided for tho still greater crowd which
thronged into the court on Wednesday afternoon this week. Thia time
it took the form of searching each
man who ontered tho building, by
four light-lingered gentry in plain
clothes, ovidently well versed in tho
gentle art. Whether the authorities
were moro relieved or disappointed
at finding no bombs or artillery of
any kind as a result of their precautions, wns not stated. Noitber has
Any pronouncement yet boon made
as to whother this hold-up business
is lawful or unlawful, or whether it
gibes or not with the vaunted con
stitutional "liberty of the subject.'
Perhnps tbo question may be worth
trying out when other matters have
beon disposed of. Tho incident would
appear to remove any doubt as to
the reason for tho previous week's
On this occasion, again, tho crowd
had to sit silently for about an hour
beforo tho proceedings commenced,
owing to tho lato-enniing of Mr.
Ricd, counsel for tho defense. When
things hnd nt last got stnrtcd, however, they provided a most interesting entertainment for tho next hour
nnd a hnlf—-far moro interesting
thnn plcnsing so far as tho defonse
wss concerned.
Sam Dooteroff wns first placed on
the stand for further examination,
and Mr. Rubinowitz nsked: "When
you wero at Anyox, do you know if
Dourasoff wanted you to come down
to give evidence?"
Mr. Reid nt once solicitously nskod: "Is that really materintt"
Magistrate Shaw couldn't say nt
thnt stnge whether it was or not. The
witness thon replied through tbe In
tcrpreter: "Dourasoff knew I wns
working there."
Mr. Rubinowitz: "Dourasoff
wroto you a lottort"
Witness: "Tos, I received a letter nt Anyox."
The letter, it appeared, had since
been lost at Granny Bay.
Mr. Bubinowitz: "Did you re-
receive this letter whon these Russian cases were trill being tried!"
Witness: "It was about the end
of August or beginning of September."
Mr. Bubinowitz: "Tell ns, so far
as you can remember, the contents
of that letter."
Mr. Boid objected, but failed to
get thc- court's support; witness then
stated that, among other things, "he '
aaid six cases were finished."
Mr. Bubinowitz: "Did Dourasoff
want you to come down to give evidence!"
Witness: "He didn't want me to
come down. He told me to atay
Mr. Beid again objected, bnt Mr.
Bubinowitz continued: "What' do
you say to Dourasoff's statement
that he didn't tnotf where you were,
and so couldn 't get you hore to corroborate his evidence."
Witness: "He lied. He knew I
waa thero." .
Oounsel: "Tou say.be told you to
work at Aiiyoxf"
Witness: " He told me to stay and
work—wouldn 't interfere witb me at
Counsol: "Had yon written to
him prior to thai I"
Witness: "Yes; it came back, becauso be had changed his name.''
Counsel: "Did you write htm'a
letter before thc one you received!"
Witness: "At Vnncouver, I wrote
him a letter." (Produced.)
Counsol: ",You knew Dourasoff
boforo you went to Anyox!"   .
Witness: "Three months and .a
half. I was best friends with him;
round with him every day from 11
(Continued on page I)
Women's Auxiliary Will
Meet at Labor Temple
Friday Night
At tho Womon's Auxiliary meeting lsst Firday evening, Chas. Lestor gavo an address on women's
placo in socioty. Ho traced tho evo-
lution of sox, and showed how sex
relationships changed with changes
in the oconomic structuro of society.
8. Knrp will bo tho speakor nt to*
night's meeting to bo held in Room
404 Labor Temple.
Workors' Liberty Bond Buttons
are Issuod to evory purchaser of a
bond. Have you got yours yet. Oet
behind a button and show that you
ue willing to help aU yon can the
defense of the men arrested In Winnipeg.
WiU Deal With the International Relations at
the Empress
It is rathor a significant fact, that
just as soon as an industry closes
down, a terrible noise is mode iu
tho daily press, concerning thc immediate necessity of finding work for
tho workors who have been released
for the time being, .The only conclusion to be drawn from this ia that
the worker can just manago to exist
whilst he is drawing wages, and that
without wagos ho is in danger of
starving to death. This is one of the
most "beautiful" features of the
presont economic system. Thc Socialist assorts that a revolution in tha
modes of production and distribution
must tako"place or tho whole of mod-
era society will fall. With thit end
in viow the Socialist Party of Canada hold meetings every Sunday in
the Empress Theatre at 8 p. in. Educational classes aro also held oa
Sunday afternoon at 2:30 and Wednesdny cvoningss at 8 p.m., to whieh
all aro invited. CharloB Lcslqr will
speak noxt Sunday and conclude hia
lecture stinted lut woek. Question*
and discussion invited.
J. W. Hogg and D. Rees
to Be Speakers on
Sunday Next
Owing to tlio fact that it uns rCal«
food that tho theatre tho Federated
Lahor Party has Won holding itt
Bunday evening meetings in won entirely unsuitable, cffotln were umda
to securo a Wt tor. mooting place,
with tho result that tho mottlugnext
.Sundny will ho held in the Columbia
"Peace on Earth" will he the Mib-
jeet of J. W, Hogg's address oa
Sunday evening. Wo aro having a
Jot of peaee nnw—poaco on earth,
and goodwill toward men. Wo hear
it from every pulpit, nnd see it in
overy paper—usually in the next
column to a report of Ihe'numbcr of
Bolshoviks that havo been slain, oi
a statoment as In how successful tha
Citizens' Committee has been lynching a bunch of "WobbIys,"nndvar.
ious other evidences of peace and
goodwill. Comrade Hogg will givt
a few reasons for this state of affairs on Sunday. Comrade D. Rc«
who has just returnod from Washington, where he attended the Ms-
sions of the International Labor conference, will ulso speak.
A well-attended meeting of tbo
Broadview branch of the purty ^n»
held last Wednesday. Comrade J.
McMillnn of Vancouver, waa the
The children of tho Lator Party
school aro/ looking forward to tha
Christmas concert, to bc held in
Oranvillo Hall, 041 Qranvllle streot,
on Monday, Dec. 29. An «-xci-Ucnt
programme hns been arranged in
which a number of "grownups," as
well as children, will take part.
A report of tho activities of tho
F. L. P. Debating Club will bo found
in another column.
Hand the Fed. to your sbopinata
when you are through with it. PAGE TWO
FBIDAT. .December 11, Mil
Big Special Purchase of
Men's Overcoats
SENSATIONAL PRICES for Saturday Selling.  Tremendous variety of all kinds and
Up to $40.00
values  for
Up to $65.00
values  for
$26.75       $38.75
Arnold & Quigley
546 Granville Street
Apex    Raspberry    and    Apple    Jam,
large tin 85l
Aptx   Strawberry   ud   Applt   Jain,
large tin  ^ 8B«
Nabob Marmalade, larg* tin  860
Sunmaid Seedlcit OC-
KaUlni,  2  for ■ : .0ire
Finest Seeded Hailing, ■
2 for .............	
Not a Seed Raisins,
per lb. .... .	
Orange and Lemon
Peel, per lb -._...
Nabob Currantg
for  ~ -	
Sitter's Sliced   Streaky   Bacon,   per
lb - - «0«
Sister's  Sliced  Streik,   Bacon,   per
In see
Slater'a   Sliced   Boneleaa   Roll,   per
III —itt
Slater'a Sliced Ayrshire Roll, lb...S60
Take our advice and bur buttor.
Our  .'finest   Alberta: Creamer,^
Butter, tho very- beat  •    7nn*
(no Iliuit), only, lb _..,' _*'
Pineal Pare Lard, 2 lbs. tor ........75c
Finest Compound I.ard, 2 lbe. for..6Se
Nabob Tea,  Ib.    „ .tie
Blue Bibbon Tea, lb.  SSe
Slater'a .Bed I.»M Tea, Ib ....«•
Slater'a Greon Label Tea, lb. ....4Se
Take our advice and buy Ue.
Fineit Lega of Lamb, QB.
per Ib „ -«OC
Finest Shoulden ol OKI*
Lamb, lb  *°aC
Fineat Loina Lamb, 971/>
per lb :.  .......*'aC
Alberta Storage £>ga, gSn
per dosen ..—.—..vw%-
Alberta Fresh Ens, TA.
par dosen  — «—* vv
Alberta Freak ttt', TB-
par doaen  ...i........—I v*
Fineat Canadian Cheese, lb. ........Ste
Fineat Beet Dripping, lb. .. ...85c
Sugar    Cured    Pionle    Bams,    per
lb.   - »Vs«
Finest Oxford Sausage, lb, . . SSe
Finest Beat Sausage, lb  SSo
Finest Loin Pork Chops, lb. 4Se
Fineat     Sugar     Cured     Streaky
Bacon.   Beg. SSe lb.      ARln
Saturday only, lb.  wav
Fineat  Sbouldere of Pork.
.1 So Ib. Saturday
only, lb	
Sugar   Curo*   Boneleaa   Bolls,   »«
iv  Mint
Finest Salt Fork, por lb. .
Finest Boiling Beef, Iroa, lb.....l»Vte
Fineat Pot Boaat, from, lb. lie
Fineat Prime Bib Bool,
Boneleaa, only, lb. ,
IM Hutlngi St I.
•SO OreartlU St.
•M0 Main St.
Say. S16S
Saj. Ml
Mt. MM
A. H. Timms
Show and Commercial Printer
Vancouver, B.C.
Highest Grade Mechanic's Tools
Martin, Finlayson & Mather Ltd.
45 Hasting! St W.      ;:      Vancouver, B. C.
Clubb & Stewart
EitabHihed SO Yean
Our Christmas Offering •
Men's Overcoats and Raincoats—New arrivals
of all the new models in young men's Overcoats,
Rubberized Raincoats, Trench Coats for men
and women.
-sss OUB-
Sweater Coats for Men and Women—the best
yet. Boys,' Youths' and Children's Clothing
and Furnishings—none better.
Make Your Gift
a Practical One
What gives more real enduring pleasure and
satisfaction than
Shoes or Slippers
The very quality and completeness of the Una
we're showing—the fact that we can suit all
purses—makes this store the natural place to
Goodwin Shoe Co.
.    ,-       "Goodwin's flood Shoes"
News of the lumber Workers
Industrial Uiit of the 0. B. U.
15,000 in 1919
50,000 in 19201
Camp 6—There is no place ia thlt
camp for any worker who is not in
lho union. At present tho camps are.
not full; if they wore they would be
overcrowded. There is still room for
improvements. Have wash house and
dry house 38x18, with four shower
baths. A ludy cook and waitresses
that tho boys all say can't be boat.
Del. 347.
Engs Camp—All delegates tako
notico that Albort Weokstrom, hook-
tender of Wyatt Bay, refuses to join
tho union, and for thom to net accordingly Bhould he call thoir way.
He travels around in a gas boat of
his own. Callod a mooting horo, and
had him fired out of camp as tho
boys hore don't want to work with
non-union mon.
Del. 1493.
Barber k Carletbn—Wont here on
the 28th November, instead of being
three miles out it wos fourteen miles.
Thoy charge41 for going put, and if
you quit you tralk back. Kef use to
give glovos on tho first day until you
nave earned enough to covor their
cost. This is a good place 'to stay
away from.
Camp 1—A. Aston is in hospital
at Powell Rivor aa a result of a bad
saw cut on leg below knoe.
The boys had to take a little unitod action to get tho cook additional
help. At first the foreman refused,
but after being interviewed by tho
committee, he ' decided to co
Bussell Timber Co. on the unfair
Ust. At a meeting held by the members of the L. W. I. U. at Fort Arthur, Ontario, on Dec. 1, 1919, it
was unanimously decided that we
place all camps of the Russell Timber Co. on the blacklist. He has beea
most unfair to the workers of his
camps, refusing to take them to town
la hie boat and thereby compelling
them to walk over 50 miles across
the eountry when there are no made
and no camps, where tht boys eould
rest their weary bodies. And when
the boys arrived ia town after all
theae hardships and going to the company's office for their pay, they were
refuted payment for their labor'
point blank. Whea they first entered the offlce, the/ were told to wait
a few days, ae they "might" thea
get their cheques. After the few
days were over, the boya were told
to get eut, aaa were refused payment altogether, and ae Russell said,
"We do not give a damn if it costs
us .50,000 in court, but we will not
pay you." This will serve as a warning for the boys to stay away from
this company's camps.
Conditions are something frightful. About 80 men are Bleeping in
one bunk house, which it two stories
high. The toilet it situated about
one-quarter of the way in, and having ao doors whatever, the odor it
most objectionable) to much so that
the men sleeping noar it havo to
keep their blankete over their heads.
The board is not what it Bhould be.
The food is oftee sour.' The company hired about 100 men in Vancouver in November, and it is necessary for that number of .men on the
job either to quit or be fired so as to
mako room fer the now ones. The
fare it .8.10 one way, which with
board, amounts to about $10, to with
100 men each way it means over
$2000 a month to the steamship com-
pany. But this is only second-class
fare. The first class costs $20, which
many of the men pay. The goneral
opinion is that this wholosalo firing
of men it part of the schemo to make
it pay for the boat to call, and also
to try and keop the men docile. Bome
of tht men are flred within one week
after they get on the job, many of
them being left dostitutt without
even sufficient money for their return fare, and when they go into the
office and ask for a past back to
town, are told to get on tht boat, and
it will be all right. This tome have
done, and consequently have bcen
put off at whatever point the captain
of the boat saw flt. It has takon
some mon weeki to get back to town
through having to get on and then
being put off of different boats.
Some of the minors aro working
contract, and if they had to live up
to tham, could not make'wagos. Tho
ivrlter hat scon tho compnny miners
firing tho contract miners' rounds,
All tho contract miners did was to
drill. By doing this, thoy mako fairly good pay, but It It doubtful
whether all of it remains in their
own jeans. The camp is full of
stools, and if a man objects oven to
tho unsanitary odors, he is considered an agitator, and immediately
fired. The men consider thnt incompetent management not only endangers their lifo and limb, but it may
beono causo attributing to tho continual firing of men, as this enables
tho blame for the conditions and
lack of results, whieh would rightly
be placod upon the managomont, to
be charged to the men themselves,
The eulogium passed upon the Kit-
solas Lumber Co., at Usk, on tho O,
T. P., in the issue of the Worker for
November 27 is now strictly ont of
date. It it known that the outfit
had been in flnanclal difficulties for
some timo but, owing to the fact
that the attitude towards the union
was all that could be desired, tho
mon put up with tho constant delay
in cashing cheques ln the hope that
the company would bo ablo to get
straightened out, and so long as thoy
believed that was possiblo they refrained from doing anything to cause
embarrassment, Now, acoording to
tho sub-joinod report, the last straw
has bten piled on the back of tho
patient camel and the patience, at.
well at the goodwill of the' men in
camp, hat collapsed under the strain.
This camp (Kitselas Lumber Co.),
Usk, B. C, is a stump rancher's
dream. Its chief assets are tn unlimited supply of heifer dust, gall
and promises. Itt liabilities are its
bum management. Liabilities'by far
outweigh the. assets.
This is a 100 per cent, card-carrying camp. About 50 per cent.' are
afraid to open their traps an* are
gullible enough to swallow anything
the manager tolls them. Latt week
we hid the cook canned (first week
in December) and a good one' substituted, on condition thnt thoy gave
him something to cook. The company promised to give him anything
reasonable, but they have not come
through yet and I guest they do not
intond to. ''   .
They have caught another sucker
in the form of a Mr. Hayward.
Doubtless he willjuake somo changes
—I hope so at least. Some of the
men intended to go to Rupert to get
their pay, but the manager told them
not to as they could not got monoy
»ny way. That flnd write up'in the
Worker would not apply to thit camp
now. It is strictly unfair,
Promises don't make a camp. If
it wcro not for the more aggressive
members working' for this chin-
whisker layout, I wOuld not." be at
all surprised to see it wtya't thay
what it is at present. 1 sympathize
with you when you say, "Damn theBe
chin-whisker, hay-wire and gunny-
sack outfits." .-'*-
This Mr. Hayward it evidently a
membor of the employer!' O. B, U.,
as he refused to have nnything tc
do with Workers Liberty Bonds. •
I think this will do for the present
;    DELEGATE 611.
(The reference to the attitude of
the prospective new manager to the
Defense Bonds is bated on;tht fact
thftt the membership in can* e4b
scribed $187 for the bonds acid-aSKed
tho offlce to deduct the 'Weft!
amounts from the payroll a84 flind
the cheque to Prince Buperfi" Hit
courtesy wat refused. ' nl m:
—__, ■        no He
Thingi in thit dlstriot art"
very slow now, with the a
of the holiday season. Prosp
an increase' of activity on
C. I. with the coming of t.
Tear are good. Kelly is rep .Ke<j,'to
be getting ready to start a '—'■-''-*
50 men, the camp to meet I..
requirements. The Whalen co!)
Sedgwick Bay, it now omplo,
men, and it also eipected to*
tht working font. Camp Co:
an average—that it to tay, they art
np to the standard set by thl.beat
camps before the campaign for,ful|
enforcement of the. laws governing
camps wus started. Wooldiidgo's
camp at Fort Clement! is expectod
to bo finished by the fint'of. tho
new year. No more newt hu transpired it to tht projected camp? of
B. 8. * O'B. at Massett Preu reporte locally have statod that tho
Massett company it going to start
up with the spring, but nothing definite is known. ; ' "
after him.  The motto of tkt earns it
"Lint Up or BoU Up."
Del. 90S.
Princo Oeorge Dlitrlet
Fellow Worker Bobert Wright
diod on November 27th. Deceased
had taken np a farm near Smithers
a short time ago, and it wat in a
dugout on hit farm that ht waa
found in a dying condition by .a
neighbor. When found he was unconscious, and never regained consciousness. Ht wai buried in
Smithen cemetery on Dee. lit, mem-,
ben of the O. B. U. wearing their
buttons, toted it pall-bcaren.
lulled at Tack'i Oamp
Allen Padbury, who wai oat of
the most active members in the Comox ttrike, and who is exceedingly
well known amongst the boys, waa
instantly killed at Tack's camp, Call
Oreek, laet week-end. Whilst bucking a log, another one .which was
above him rolled down upon him.
His body was sent to town on the
Cassiar. An inquest was held, but,
of course, the verdict wat accidental
Wilton k Brady—New plate aad
all finished. Bath room, dry nom
and wath nom are in working order.
The reading room it all ready, only
waiting for tht tablet and chairs;
board ii good. Nott thi .reading,
nom will have ohtin instead of
benches, these being promised upea
request. Company wat asked for
full recognition of the union schedule, but gave a flat refusal of hiring
men from the union, timt and one-
half for overtime, $5 a day minimum
aad transportation to the job., :.
Crawford's Camp — Good little
caipp, good bedi, nice dining-room;
six men to a table, ehnia dishes and
plattd knives and forki. Good
board; working 1_ houn, boss sayt
he withei it waa aix-hour day, ai
that it long enough for aay man to
work ia the woedt.
National Timber Co.—Now oamp,
employ about 20 mon, whon in operation; only oight there now (fallen
and buckors at present). Will open
up full in the now year. All union
mon in camp; accommodation fair;
grub medium.
Notice—Mow Worker B. Wright
died at Smithen on Nov. 27.
Blaat ft Co.'t Camp—Oa November 30, we had a business meeting,
and signed up fifteen now members.
Had a show of cards and all hnam-
bors are in good standing. Motion
wat passed demanding the company
discharge the scvon men who wotted
in tho camp during the recent etriko.
Company replied in writing, rioting
that in the agreement modaibwhon
the strike was settled, it wanatnted
thore should be no discrimination or
prejudice used against any one,, and
tho company considered thit t* uu
that the non-union mon werelto ibo
allowed to continue working, whereas tho agreement the organisation
signed reads "no dlscriminattODcor
prejudice to be used againat >any
momber of the organization. "'""Another moeting was hold on Dee. -1st,
whon it was decidod that tho seven
men oither line up or roll ftp. Later
in the evening, tno teven men asked
if they could line up, giving assurance that in future thoy would stand
solidly with tho union. On thii understanding thoy were enrolled, and
wo now have a solid union camp.
The conditions now exitting ure:
Board fair, but could stand more
variety. A start has been made to
fix up tho camp according to de*
mands. The members in oamp desiro all other men 'in the Prince
Georgo district to take notice that
this camp of 75 men is 100 por cent,
organised, with the duel paid to
dato. Tho old oxcuso of not having
tho prloo don't go hore, at soon as
a man starts work thl deloghte is
General Items
Tht Worker
The tctual cost of The Worker-
exclusive of mailing—aince the July
convention, hat boen 3221.49 for 11
issues, whieh equals $292.86 per issue. Cost per issue for mailing recent issues has been $76.21, a total
per issue of $369.07, which, multiplied by Si weeki and divided by 12
monthi, makea an average coit of
$1599.80 per month.
Will Scotty, who wat whistle punk
at Book Bay two months ago, tend
hit address to headquarter!, Vancouver, at Martin Madden withot to
communicate with him.
Hit for 50,000
In thl Facile Coait Lumberman
appeared the following, without comments "Hit first! Hit hardl Keep
on HittingI "—Admiral Lord Fisher.
Wt would like to add to this Kipling's advice, whieh he embodied in
Sir Anthony Glostor's business maxim: "Keep your light shining a little in front of the next."
If the membera of the L. W. I. U.
koep thete two precept! constantly
in mind, Uie 50,000 membenhlp and
flnt camp conditions will become an
accomplished fact in 1020,
Tht Co-op.
The Vancouvor Co-operativo Storei,
which are now operating, have aiked
ut to notify .our members that owing
to the considerable number of. loggers who have been there lately
making purchases, sometime! run.
ning up to a considerable amount, in
future any lumbor workers making
purchases at the Co-op. and mentioning that he is a lumber workor, will
have the amount of his purchase credited to tho organization, and at regular periods, when dividends arc declared, tho- profits duo to the lumber workers will be turnod over to
them ..to bo used for whatover purpose they desire.
Wanted, the address of Tem Goodwin, who worked a few -dayi at
Myrtle Point, in the month of November.
Contribution! for Chase Strike Fund
Jennings' camp No. 1, Porow, B.
C, in Prince Georgo district, and
collected by Del. 406, D. H. Miely,
as follows: D. H. Miely, $4; A. W.
Hutchinson, $1; D, Bushner, $1;
Miko O'Neill, $1; Harry Taggoff,
$1; Jamea Taylor, $1; J. B, Hamilton, $1; A. T. Johnson, $2; G. M.
Mareelliut, $1; D. Kirkpatrick, $1;
V..Joinnle, $1; E. Olson, $2; F. D.
Walker, $1; W. P. Bonson, $1; F.
Turcotte, $1; G. DeBloia, $1; F.
Radrigno, .1; Stuart Ross, $1; H.
Ellington, $1; W. J. Clark, $2; J. B.
Hughes, $5; John MoDonald, $1; F,
Brodin, $2; W. Bennett, $1; J. E.
Tromblay, $2; F. W. Conkoy, $1; .0.
Nelson, $2; L. Tremblay $1; Louis
Bagne, $1; A. Allen, $1; Bert Wade,
$2.   Total, $45.
As Others See Us
Twai Burnt who laid "Oh, wa'd
tome power tht gift tat gat nt, to
see oureel'i at ithers iee ui. It wa'd
fra' mony a blunder frat u; aad
foolith notlonr-f
Then it oftea mueh truth il then
o}d laying! and therefon it may bt
W«ll "to nt ounelvet at othen nt
at." From tht Paciflo Coaat Lumberman we iee that at a get-together
and festive gathering in tha Hotel
Vancouver on November 7, when the
B. O. Loggers Association wert hosts
to tho lumbermen of tht city and
province, the mott popular thorn* of
the many speeches made by memben
of the distinguished gathering wai
the prevailing labor unrest ia tht
campt and mull.
Mr. F. O. Biley, logging tuperin-
tendent of B. 8. ft W., Myrtle Point,
•aid he would like to iee the formation of a 50-50 unit tt defeat the
Bolsheviki ilementi at the root of
tht trouble. Tht clau of labor at
fault ihould be controlled or lent
out af the eountry and ln tho matter tht forest branch official! might
well takt a hand. All of tht^hen,
however, wen not of thlt type in hii
own camp, (5 men out of 140 had
lubsoribed $40,000 to tht Victory
P. D. Roe, pretident of tho B. 0.
Lumber ft Shingle Manufacturer!
Limited, considered that the appearances indicated that despite the labor troublei the logging branch of
tht induitry had boen fairly prosperous thii year, and if some wise
control could he exercised over the
labor situation he believed there
would bt ftirly good timet (for tht
en\ployen) for t couple of yean at
Geo. M. Cornwall of "Tht Tim-
berman" eould see very little difference between the employer and their
employee! outiide of the brand of
cigan they smoke. But hit other remark! indicated that he taw other
difference!. Ht wanted to send eortain memberi of the working clau
to hell—particularly ai wt (the era-
ployont) tre on our way to itablt
tlmei. Wo (tht employers I) an trying to develop a higher type of man.
We (the employers) are going to
have a big year noxt year, but tho
output of lumber is decreasing,
whilst then il an increasing demand
for everything produced by the mills.
It the country going to work! Are
wt (the employen I) going to settle the labor troublosl There ii a
point when theae troublei eonatitute
a national danger, and it hat been
reached. Let ut got buiy and aot
quickly.   (Applauie.)
E. B. Flih, of Everett, Wash.,
spoko upoa a subjeot whioh waa supposed to ht "Democracy vt Bolshevism." He claimed to be a working
man with aspiration! and ambitions.
Ho said that in tht oampi at night
tho men who are not extreme in their
views are under tht influence of agl.
taton who havt everything their
'own way. It it your duty to weed
these out of your campt and mills.
When their belly it againit thtlr
baokbont yon will bt abla to do
something that will stick. (Applause.)
From hit remark! it would appear
that Mr. Flsh wai qualified to tpeak
npon "Bolshevism"—uiingtht term
in which itt opponents apply it Hli
romarkt were applauded by hii audience—they wen well mated—bat
we would like to ask, "And when
their (the workers) belly It againat
their back bone, what thea!" Wt
an not afraid to ask the question,
but Mr. Fish and his fellow "Boi.
sheviki" dan not fact the aniwer.
W. B. W. Armstrong, the seeretary
of tht B. C. Loggen Association, behoved thtt hit memben and also
those of of tht B. 0. Lumber ft
Shingle Manufactureri Limited wen
not fully alive to the danger of tht
One Big Union. "Wt art flghting
the One Big Union." We tre going
to keep traek of tht men who aim
to do a day'i work, and wo will get
rid of the men whose only aim ii to
"break the bosa."
Ont trouble being met with wai
that occasionally tht employer, when
warned against a man, would tay,
"Tet, he's a bad fellow, but I eaa
handle him all right." That tort
of thing would not. jo, becauso tha
good of all must bt tht thing to consider.  (Applause.) '
J. 0. Cameron, pnsldent of Cameron Lumber Co., Ltd., Victoria, atat-
ed that oae manufacturer closed hit
plant rather thaa give in to the malcontent!. What wat tht rosult—all
but itvtn or eight men had eome
back laying they were glad to gat
rid of the agitators.
The singing of tht National Anthem brought tht pleasant gathering
tt a close.
Frank De Ony, the provincial
health inspector, says, "If every operator made himself conversant with
the sanitary regulation! and lived up
to tht spirit of them thore would
bt no unrest la the logging campt of
B. 0."
"Induitrlal oamp condition! in B.
0. are improving and I perceive a
tendoncy on the part of operaton
and men toward a bettor understanding, tending to tht mutual advantage of both."
"Amongit tht alleni then will
probably be a percentage of "redi"
or irreconcilable!, but even thou in
not tU to the bad, and they will be
influenced not only, by the living
condition! under whioh they are com
polled to live, hat also by the democratic or the autocratic attitude of
the bosa."
Admiral Lord Usher said:
"Hit firstl Hit hardl Keen oa
Newt item: A new industrial T.
M. C. A. hai beea organized among
the campi of tht Rosa-Saskatoon
Lumber Co., Ltd., at Waldo,  the
Cranbrook, B, 0. t. H. Thompson....Box 18 ,
Kamloops, B. 0. A. McKenzie Box 812
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Merritt, B. 0. Andrew Dickie. Box 8
Nelion, B, 0. R. Barrow General Delivery
Princeton, B. 0. B. S. Baxter Box B
Fringe Oeorge, B.O...F. Knowlei Drawer 20
Prince Rupert, B.C.. J. H. Burrough ....Box 833
Victoria, B, 0 .1. Stevenion 1424 Gov't Street
Edmonton, Alta. 0. Berg  10333—101st St.
Prince Albert, Saik,..W. Cowan 108—8th St. E,
Sudbury, Ont.  T. Mellows  Box 600
Sudbury Hotel
Port Arthur, Ont. ...R. Lockheed 281 Bay Street
Fort Franoii, Ont J. M. Clarke ........Box 390
Webater Hall
To make room for large thipmentt of materials arriving
shortly we an forced to clear our entire ttock thlt month.
By the first of tha year our preient linei must be gone.
We Offtr Choice Lint* at Abounding Beductiont
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Tho Pacific Coast Lumbormon say!
"Whon Bolshevism and other formt
of savagery spring up in our camps
tho thing for our logging oporators
to do is to form themselves into an
autocracy for the timo being, elect
a dictator until the trouble 11 paat,
give him full power to aet for the
bunch and then oboy him as implicitly as if ho woro-lin old-time and
all-powerful emperor. Industrial action, excellent under normal conditions, is ineffective in such timos of
crisis—autocracy—tyranny even—is
still something useful and necessary
in this unruly world of ours."
It's a safe bet to say that this
spirit will cost the lumbor oporators
a million dollara next year.
J. V. McNaulty, In his monthly review of B. C. trado conditions, says,
"Nearly all camps at which strikes
were In progress have resumed work,
but in some instances tho now men
are a bit off color and it will be
some time boforo the output reached
anything like the normal figure."
We would liko to see the actual
cost to the employers of the strikes
at tho cantpa of the Capilano Timber
Co., the Morrill, Ring ft Moore Co.
and the Adams Biver Lumber Co.
and alongside what It would have
cost to put in' to operation the conditions the men demanded.
Editor B. 0. Fodoratiohltti I
would like to point out to the memben of tht L.W.1U, that if they
desire that the organiaation shall be
conducted in the manner that they
want, and that it ahall ba ma ia
the Interest of the men ia camp, and
aot according to tht plant or withei
of a bunch of disgruntled unemployed, would-be labor leaden, and other
fakirs who desltt to control the organization for their own purposes,
then it is about time they took a
hand In the game and cleaned up
oa that bunch of nonentities around
When lt gets to the point where
tome of these fakirs start to sabotage on tho litoraturo that it required
for organisation purpotos, seemingly
with the object of retarding the
growth of the organization, then, in
my opinion, it it timt to call a half
Not only that, but when they go
to work and appoint a committee to
draw np resolution! to give to the
delegate! you eleoted for the O. B.
U, convention, whilt they completely
Ignore the men In camp, then it ie
time for you fellows tt get buiy
out on the job and drnw up your
own resolutions ignoring the
"slush" that this plagaint commit
tee submits to you. It may bt interesting for you to know that one
of tht individuals elocted on thli
committee itated la a buiineu meeting that the men in enmp wen not
eepable of running their own affain,
and that the men la town had to do
it for them. Is a man who makei a
statoment like that fit to draw up
any sort of a recommendation that
will be ta your benefit. It't to make
the godt laugh whon theu aix intellectual plngairsts write out, rather
copy out, the constitution of tha L
W. W., and hand it out to you for
your consideration, while they have
not nerve onough to tell you when
it came from. I'm willing to gamble
that nine-tenths of it waa "swiped"
from the bye-laws of the I. W. W.;
while tht other tenth it used to disguise the fact of where they got it.
I wonder if they expect tny ont to
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ram that slush down the throat of
the delegates who attend the 0. B.
U. conventiont Do they take thomsolves seriously or are they joking!
Are you fellows out on the job going to allow that bunch of fakirs to
dictate the policy that your delegates
shall follow! They have not got
enough brains among the lix of them
to think of anything original, but
because they are so patriotic to oho
organization that they think it Is the
ne plus ultra of industrial organization, they should not imagine that
the whole. 12,000 members of the L.
W. I. U. are mentally bankrupt although the six of them are.
A few weeks ago we had the bye-
laws of the L. W. I. U. 600 I. W. W,
submitted to ut for our consideration. These were handed to us in tho
shape of Allman'a sixteen pointi.
Now we get the rett of it for the 0.
B. U. convention.
If they desire to submit ther I, W.
W. constitution as a whole to na for
consideration, why in Heaven's name
do thoy not tell ua where it came
from, and not try and make people
believo that it it tho product of their
brain, if thoy have got one, which it
lomething I'm doubtful about.
Fellow Workers, draw up your resolutions on the job, where you are
right under the iron heel of capitalist exploitation. That is the place
to write your rules and regulations,
your constitution and bye-laws, and
do not heod this bunch of orthodox
armour plate skulled plagairists, and
fakirs; whose sole aim in lifo appears
to be to carry out their recent threat
to either make thia the sort of organization they want or smaih it.
Think it over. Then act.
Tours for the 0. B. TJ.,
_ Editor B. 0. Federationist:—We
havo been reading various resolutions, pointers, and letters, etc., appearing in the columns of the Fed.
eratlonist and Worker over Allman's
signature According to resolutions
submitted, he would deny all officials
of tho L. W. I. U. the right to vote,
also he would suppress froo speech.
Who said freedom! We might give
Fellow Worker Allman credit for being sincere at any other time, but
the present, Why waa this not proposed at our last convention, when
he was a paid official and exjscutivo
member! Coming at this time, we
can hardly give him credit for sincerity. How about working nlong
those democratic lines you mentioned
in your letter to the Foderationist!
For my part, I do not think that
the dutios and responsibilities refer;
red to in your letter, will produoo
round-shouldered officials, or cause
lesion of tho brain if any of them
shorld happen to possess any. Tou
state that you agree on some points
of Fellow Worker O'Brien's letter;
I will go further and tay that I
fully agree with the sentiments expressed therein. Also, I might point
out to Mr, Allman (while we are
discussing points) that if he is really anxious to organize tho workers,
that there are many parts of Canada where it is not necessary that
and organizer be conversant with tho
English language. Whoro the natives
convorse by dummy signs, and gestures, he might for instance Illustrate his views on industrial unionism, by a full-sized sketch of Traut-
man'i wheel, on the dusty roads of
the province of Quebec. Howevor, I
am pleased to find In tho laat paragraph of hia letter, mutual ground
for agreement, where he states,
That unless we take action the organization will inevitably be ruled
by kings, kaisers, Sammy Oompers
etc." This is not only inevitable,
but it is an actual fact, judging by
the antics of some of the members
♦write bylaws for ourselves, without
trying to make us all a bunch of
plagarists. For my part, I refuse to
resort to such tactics—but then I'm
only one, and if the rest are willing I
may bo forced to follow meekly behind, feebly protesting against becoming part of a plagairist organization; while I think tb myself hew
far seeing Burns was whea he
On looking, through the Worker of
Oct, 30, I came across a lettor with
the heading, "The 'following resolutions are submitted for your consideration." After giving a casual
glance at tho "resolutions," it
struck me that there seemed to be
something familiar about the phraseology uted, and I glanced at tho
name that waa signed at the bottom.
Then I remembered whero I had seen
the "resolutions" that were submitted to the members of the L, W. I,
0. with Fellow Worker Allman's
name at tbe bottom,   Most of the
resolutions" were almost tho aame
as thoio I had soon previously, except that a fow words were changed
which did not change the moaning
any; but last time I saw them they
were printed in a small book, and
wore part and parcel of the accepted
bylaws of another Labor organization, which hat itt headquarters oa
the south side of the 46th parallel.
' Now, as I do not think that the
mon purported to writo the "resolutions" that appearod In tho Worker
wrote most of the bylaws of that organization all by himself, I came to
tho only conclusion that I could possibly come to, and that waB that he
had copied at least somo of them.
Hence tho nemo that appears at the
top of thie, and for that namo I have
no apoligy to make ,as I almost
wrote a letter under the same heading when I road an article from the
same source, under the heading of
Industrial Unionism."
Copied stuff is all right when the
namo of the original writer appears
along with it, but when—I sadly
shako my head and think thot after
all, man must bo of n very "sinful"
naturo, or elso havo an extremely
low type of ambition, whon ho signs
his namo to any kind of written matter that was originally written,
oither wholly or in part, by somo-
one elso. It looks liko tho work of a
notoriety hunter to nttach his namo
to tho literary work of somo oue
else, when tho object that It is printed for ean as well be achieved by
oither putting the namo of tho original writor, or cite putting no name
at all. So far as the resolutions aro
concerned, some of them may bo all
right; but that Is no reason why we,
as an organized body, should swallow wholesale the constitution and
bylaws of another organization; no
matter how notorious that organization may be. I wonder if thero Is
not enough men tn the L. W.-I. U.
-with brains enough to think out and
"Good Lord, what is man for ea
simple as he looks!
But try to develop his hooka and
hit crooks;
Hli depths and hli* shallow, hli good
and nil evil,
In all he ia a problem that would
puzzle tho Devil,"
But to tay a few wordt regarding
the "resolutions" that were sub-
mittod for our consideration as members of the L, W. I. U.
Number one says that no paid official ahall hold office for longer than
six months. This means that when
we have trained a man to conduct
our business in an efficient mannor,
that we are to throw him out and
train another one. I suppose that 1b
so that all members of the L. W.
I. V. will have an opportunity, if
thoy so deilre, to go into office for
six months, whether they know how
to write a decent letter and add up
a column of figures or not. It would
be chcapor to run a school for secretaries, editors, stenographers and
bookkeepers, where we eould give
them all a twelve months' course
bofore we put them In an office for
six months. In my opinion we
should not allow any one to go into
an office of the L, W. I. 0. unleu
he or she was ablo to pass an exam,
ination that would prove that they
were capable of handling our affairs
in an efficient manner, beeauie I
have seon amateur clerks and bookkeepers at work, and have an idea
about how well their work it done.
No thanks! Oive ni value for the
money we expend, and not want ut
to turn our offices into apprentice
chops at the expense of the union,
and to thg detriment of our business.
Number four says that no official
or employer ahall hold office in this
organization unless he it an aetual
worker in the lumber Industry. That,
when combined with number one,
helps tho possibility that no one but
amateurs will be in an office, because
I'm sure that but a small percon
tage of the membors of tho L, W.
I. U, are bookkeepers, editors or
stenographers. Wo would havo a
heavy bill for repairing typewriters.
Thc fingers of the average lumber
slave aftor ton or twenty yoars of
hard work, would be rathor heavy
on the keyboard of a typewriter.
Would It not be bottor that no ono
was employed out of the lumber Industry, and that would eliminate the
possibility of job hunters!
Number seven refers to that wonderful being—or as Fellow Worker
Anderson called him—super-mai
the chairman of the executive
board, This is the individual who
was going to be a palliative for all
the supposed Hit from which tho
"intelligence department" of tho
L. W. I. U. was supposed to suffer.
Number nine oxists already in our
bylaws, or what virtually amounts to
tho samo thing, so it was hardly
necessary to coup that one, except
it be for the purpose of making
sure we employ the original phraseology.
Number ten proposed to rcduee
the salary of the secrotary by ten
dollars per week, and that at the
timo when the purchasing powor of
the dollar Is decreasing so fast that
we will soon lose sight of it. The
secretaries who look after our books
are either worth enough to exist on
or else worth nothing; notwithstanding, what may ho the opinion of a
certain organization on the subject.
If capable of doing our work offi-
ciently, pay them enough to exist on.
If not capable of handling the job
then got someone who iB.
Numbor six wants a business meeting every Sunday, and number
twelve wants to give soven men the
power to call a special business
meeting after twenty-four hour. This
would undoubtedly be nico whon
sevon individuals can cal! and hold
a special meeting, in town and transact business for several thousand
mombors, without their knowing it,
and also without being authorized to
do so except by themselves. How
about holding these speeial meetings
on tho job, in the camp whore the
mombors who support the union are,
and not in town! ThiB clause gives
such a fine opportunity for a few
men to do almost what they like,
that it dees not need any elaborating
upon, Any one with half and eye
and a. brains will havo enough
brains to kill that before it is born
if he has the interests of the organization at heart. Tbat is so far
as the membors of tho L. W. I, V.
ot the 0. B. TJ. are concorned.
The rest of the "resolutions" are
about political parties, not advocating them, not to be an official of
them, ond a lot more "junk." This
looks like trying to curb the power
of tho individual at a timo when we
are trying to get moro power for
the individual, and take the chains
of ruling class servitude off them.
It is, therefore, a contradiction to
our own aims. It is rubbing it in
when wo are to dictate to our officials what they can join, and what
they can not join, what they can do,
and what they can not do, when thoy
aro off duty, and therefore not under
our jurisdiction. That is worse thon
tho boss; because ho haa about passod the point where ho can dictato
to his employoes what they shall not
do after thoy aro out of his factorios
and workshops. However, this arises
as usual out of a misunderstanding
as to what Is really mount by tho
words "political parties" or "political action."
Onc more word in closing; next
time that Fellow Workor Allman
submits "resolutions" for our consideration, let him oither concoct
thom himself, or elso toll us where
ho got them from, and then thoro
will bo no misunderstanding.
Better yet, let him get a few theu.
sand copies of tho constitution and
bylaws of the organization that
those wore, in part, takon from and
send them out to that we will have
an opportunity to either take them
all und change the name Of our un-'
tilong i
$2.00 PER YEAR
ion hlong with the rest, or else reject them and wend our way in
peace. At any rate thon wo will
anoauwhere our membership stands
"".__ question. After that there
win Ire no need for any one to make
the assertion about getting hold of
our organization, or smashing it, the
same as what I hear was Btated is
a.business meeting recontly.
Toura for literary honeity,
__ J. M. OLABKE.
Oonvention Questions
The timo for the general convontion of the h. W. I. U., and alao the
convention, of the 0. B. U, li drawing near. Havo you discussed in
camp what you want done at either
of thoee conventions! If not, how
do you imagine that the organisation
can function in the way that you
dosire it to function!
Bemember that a Labor organization is just what itt memberi make
it. If you fully discuss beforehand
and instruct your delegate! as to
what you want, then, in all probability, thc organization will function as you want it to; but if you
do not instruct your dolegatos, and
leave It to tome would-be Napoleon
to formulate your plant for you, thoa
you have no ono to blame but yourself if you are disappointed.
It is on tho job that your troublei
arise, and it is on tho job where
they will finally be settled. It is on
the job that you have to improve
your living and working conditions,
and it is on the job that you are ex
ploited. It is on the job where your
organization does, and must function. Therefore, it is only logical to
assume that it must be the man on
the job that mutt formulate tho
plant ai to how the organization
must be conducted. Tou are the
men that own the organization, and
thereforo you are the men that must
run it, Put not your faith in loaders, whother they claim to be able to
lead you out of the land of bondage
or.not. We have put our faith in
working elass generals in the past,
and we have got nowhere. Tou must
work out your own salvation, or else
live and die in the same rut ae you
do now. Thereforo get busy, hold
your camp meetings, discuis your
grievances ,figure out how the organisation can beat be run in order that
you may benefit from It; and then
Instruct the delegate that you elect
for the convention, aa to what you
want done, and see that he carries
out your instructions at far at possible.
Have yon anything in particular
that you want discussed, or done, at
the 0. B. 0. convention! If so, as
one of tho men that you elected to
attend that convention, I want lo
hear it so that I can try and carry
out yeur desirei ai far ai possible,
Do not pin your faith to the offhand chance that someone else may
be able to figure out your requirements, No one knows the needs of
the worker but the worker himself.
Tonn for working class freedom,
Minutes of Business Meeting
Begular business meeting held onfto periecution and black-listing of
Decembor 14 at S p.m.; Fellow Work-
er C. L. Smith in the chair.
Minutes of previous meeting read
and adopted. All correspondence filed except letter from Kingcome riv-
(r and the central executive of the
0. B, U., which were referred to
aew business,
Advisory committee recommended
that tho Capilano strike be called
off. Motion to lay the question over
to- now buslnesi was loat. Moved:
That the matter be referred to tho
executivo committee, Amendment:
That the meoting endorse tho recommendation and refer the question to
the executive for ipeedy action.
Amendment carried.
Bccommendation by adviiory committee.-that Yapp k Walker'a camp
bo. taken off the unfair lilt. Was,
0. motion, concurred in.
Hospital committee reportod twon-
tjj-four men in the General and fourteen in St. Paul'!. On December 8
John Shoalbraid died from cancer,
and on December 11 Frank Steves,
fwju .pnoumonia. Tho lick men are
being' regularly visited,
jt^vns suggested that some action
should bo taken to .give tho men in
the.kbapital a little special attention
at Christmas, also that a member in
toifi who wai,sick, as also were
members of hla family, and were in
need pf assistance, should be attended M;
Moved: That the report be reeelv-
oltrti that a collection be made for
the purpose of giving the men in
tho hospitals special attention at
Christmas time, and that a turn, not
exceeding $50, bo donated from the
general funds for tho assistance of
the: follow worker whose caae had
been reported. Carried.
The committee to Investigate
charges against union men in connection with strike-breaking at Duncan Bay reported that written
charges had been made by the atriko
picket, copies of which had been
lent to every man charged, none of
whom bad roplied.
It was moved and adoptod that
tho seeretary read the charges
against tho men and this meeting
tako action on tho mhtter. The further consideration of this matter
was dealt with under tho heading
of new business.
Trades and Labor delegate reported at tho last meoting tho counoil
had gono on record as favoring holding tho O, B. U. convontion in January. Tho main part of tho meeting had bcen taken up by a discus,
lien on international finance. Prof.
Aagai, of the Univorsity of B. C,
boing the main speaker, Beport accepted.
Treasurer gavo financial report in
detail, showing recoipts since last
meeting of $9,375.39, expenditures,
$7,001.12, leaving a balance in the
general and defense fund of $2,-
718,25. Beport received and referred
to audit.
Secretary reported the referendum
vote having boen counted by a committee who roported as follows:
(1) Are you in favor of issuing
the "Worker" as a weekly paper
nt an estimated cost of not less than
$1,400 a month! For, 433; against,
(2) Are you In favor of cutting
out the "Worker" entirely, and taking a full pago in the B. C. Federationist each week at a eost of $80
a week! For, 1,936; against, 500.
(3) Are you ln favor of the purchaso of shares In tho Federationitt,
not exceeding 5,000, at a eost net
exceeding $5,000, upon inch terms
as can be satisfactorily arranged,
subject to the monoy being used toward the purchaso of a labor-owned
printing plant. For, 1,785; agalnit,
Movod that the secretary'! report
be accepted. Amendment that in the
opinion of this meoting that tho referendum be considered illegal.
Amendment lost. Motion carried.
Letter from Kingcome Biver:
Movod: That oach organizer shall
send a daily report to tho secretary
on what ho haa accomplished, which
report shall bo publishod, and any
organizer failing to send in this report shall bo immediately discharged.
Amendment: Thnt tho mntter bl referred to the general meeting in
January, so that rules governing organizers can be embodied into tho
constitution. Amendment adopted.
Communication from tho oxecutivo
of the One Big Union asking: Aro
you in favor of postponing the convention until after tho trials at Winnipeg are concluded and In whieh
month do you deairo tho oonvention
to bo held! Moved: That we favor
the holding of the convontion as
early as npssible. Amendment: Thnt
it be held Immediately after tho
semi-annual meeting In January.
Amendment adopted,
Movod and adopted: That the secretary write to tho Federated Shop
Stewards in Great Britain asking for
their moral, and, if necessary, their
material support, In tho fight with
tho employers, especially in regard
our delegates and active members,
Moved: That the memben charged with scabbing at Duncan Bay be
impended from tho union and all
delegates and organizers be so notified. Amendment: That the matter
be laid over till the next convention. Amendment to amendment:
That the members charged be notified that unless they answer to the
charges against them before the next
meeting that tho meeting will then
take action upon request of ths
strike committee. Amendment to
amendment carried.
Meeting adjourned at 4:45 p.m.
Advice to Correspondents
Members in tending communications for publication, are requested
to make them as brief and to the
point'as possible. A good point to
remember is whother you would be
interested in somo other member
taking spaee to express viows, or
give news, on tho particular question
you are dealing with. If ont, then
logically you should not take up the
time and space yourself. Cut out
personalities and deal with principles. Indulgence in personalities
evidences cither that you have a
grudge agalnat that particular person, or elso that you accept the old
worn out idea that individuals decide issues. The old theory of leaden, Moseses and Saviours, • Tou
might as well nay that eo-und-au organized the L. W. I. U., or that beoause loand-so went as delegate to
the Calgary eonvention, thc fl. B. IT,
was organized. Sign your real namo
to tho communication, not necessarily for publication, but as an evi*
dence of backbone ond good faith.
Don't writo anything that you would
not bo prepared to stand boforo tho
ontiro membership if necessary and
accept the responsibility for. Don't
lose sight of tho fact that in tho
final analysis your only opponents
are those who exploit you, and their
supporters; and that your only hopo
of emancipation, or even of tho im-
proved working ond living conditions
for whioh you organizod Ilea in tho
class-consciousness and solidarity of
the workors.
Nulli Secundus
is the Latin way of saying "second to none" and
has been adopted as a motto or slogan by many
Old Country firms'of highest standing and one
famous fighting regiment. Latin is a bit out
of plaoe in this country, but we like to spring
something on the highbrows once in a while to
impress them with the faot that we are here, Masters of our Trade, Second to None in tbe Tailoring
Profession, knowing merchandise and manufacturing right through from one end to the other.
Moreover, that we make Suits to measure—to any
man's measure, or womanTeither for that matter—guaranteeing Perfect Fit and Finest Style
at prices so economical as makes the purchase of
ready-to-wear, faetory-made suits look like a
crime. For men we make from $40 up, and for
women at $55 up.
Our Stock of Woollens is the Finest and Largest
in the City.
When I undertake your dental work
you may rest assured that when it is completed
it will be as perfectly done as it is possible to
doit. For if care and skill and conscientiousness count
for anything you will have a dental equipment that will,
if properly taken care of, give you as efficient service as
your original teeth did, for a period of ten years at least.
I guarantee my work for that poriod, upon tho condition that
?ou give your mouth tho proper attention and alao pay me at
east half-yearly visits for examination aad any necessary
■mall repairs during that time. My work in yonr mouth will
be recorded on a duplicate chart. If It becomes defectivo it
will bo cheerfully replaced by me. Thla Is "Orady-grade"
Glasgow, Ont.—A sorios of new
proposals has boen submitted by tho
National Union of Railwaymen to
the Associated Socioty of Locomotive Engineers and Firemen with tho
object of securing tho fusion of tho
two socictios, thus unifying the activities of the railway workert.
In Beading, Pennsylvania, tho Socialist party advertised a public
mass meoting to bo held at its own
building. Mombers of tho American
Legion undertook to provent tho
holding of tho meeting, and told tho
mayor of tho city that if the meeting was hold thero would bo bloodshed. Mayor Filbert of Beading told
the Socialist party officials that Legionaries had been arrested in Ihe
crowd with revolvers and loven-ineh
dirks in thoir pockets but that bo
could not liondlo tho entire crowd,
and he thereforo bogged tho Socialists to call the meeting off, as ho
was unable to preserve order against
those who threatened to create disorder. The Socialists complied with
his request.
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Unity of Labor: The Hope of the World
..December 10, 1919
BEFORE THB next issue of The Federationist appears, Christmas, that festival which has always beea connected
with peace and goodwill to men, will have
But on no hand can peace and
goodwill be seen. In
every country in the
world, the inevitable
class struggle grows
keener and more intense as the (lays go by. In no instance
is this struggle better amplified than in
Bussia, where the working elass is in tho
ascendency, and is having to fight the ruling class of the world. If not by arms,
Bussia is being assailed by every economic
weapon that can be used against her.
Europo is seething with discontent and
famine. Press dispatches inform ns that
Austria is on the verge of cannibalism,
and then there are those still'loft in tho
world who would have us believe that man
is above his environment. Much as we
regret it, we must at this Christmas tide,
realize that peace is not yet, neither can
there be peace until the present environment of men is'changed. Even in this
Canada of ours, tlie class struggle shows
its head, not because of the doings of men,
but beoause of the system under whieh we
live. In Winnipeg the trials of Labor men
which are an outward manifestation of
the implacable -struggle between tha exploiter and the exploited, drag on, and
the end is not yet. We have a faith, nay
a knowledge, that humanity is not as the
metaphysicians would have us believe;
humanity is not as steeped in rottenness,
it is the system under which we live that
is the cause of all that humanity now suffers from. The present economic system
has brought death and destruction in its
train, and is now bringing the people of
Austria to thc verge of savagery and cannibalism. It is the mission of the working
class to change this. No greater mission has.
ever been the lot of any class in previous
forms of sooiety, and not until that mis-
lion is fulfilled will peace reign on earth,
and goodwill prevail among men. Figs
do not grow on thistles, and the best in
humanity cannot prevail under a system
baaed on the slavery of any class in so-
cley, and the lawa of whieh are the lawa
of the jungle. Workera of the world,
only by your effort* can peaee prevail,
The task is a worthy one, and you cannot
fail for evolution it with you.
ar SATURDAY LAST, Major-Gcneral
Mewburn, minister of Militia, at a
banquet in Montreal, according to
press despatches, intimated that the
government was contemplating compulsory military service in connection with
the militia and the per-
THE manent   service.   This
LATEST information   will   be
MOVE, most    interesting    to
those that fought in
France and Flanders so that militarism
might be crushed. It will also be particularly interesting to those women who at
the last Dominion election, sold tbeir
votes to the Unionist Government for $5,
and a promise, that in the event of that
administration being returned to power,
and conscription for the period of the
war enforced, their men folks would be
released, and be allowed to return home.
That this promise was not fulfilled, doeB
not materially matter, conscription was
put over on one pretext or another, and
thc women folks assisted in thc putting of
it across. Other promises as to the conscription of wealth have also remained unfulfilled, and war widows are facing an
ever-increasing cost in the necessities of
life on a miserable pittance doled out by
a patriotic government. A government
that is so democratic, that free speech and
press arc Btill things to be remembered as
being pre-war liberties. A government
that has in no single instance kept its
pledges made to the people when seeking
• » *
We have had the idea for a long timo
that the government of this country did
not know where it was going or as to how
it would get there. Ils net ions in connection with the Winnipeg general strike,
sml the arrest of the strike leaders only
confirmed this opinion. The only thing
now necessary to make us absolutely sure
of it, will be for the introduction of a oom-
pulsory military service act. It may do
this and get away with it until the next
election. But that will bc tho end of the
most infamous government that this or
any other British Dominion has ever had.
Tim women folks will not be fooled or
bought again. They will not swallow any
more fairy stories as to defeating militarism. They will not bc expecting thc return of their men folks, but they will take
care that thcir men arc not put within the
clutches of a system wliich they thought
Ihey seat them in the great war to Franco
lo destroy.
It has bcen rumored that tho government has found it impossible to secure
recruits for the permanent forces. This
may be thc reason for the now move,
which is evidently contemplated. But if
the military forces of this country cannot
bc secured voluntarily in times of peace,
then.the government Bhould realize that
it will never be able to get away with any
compulsory system. There is no need for
it. That is so far as taking care of the
oountry ia concerned.   Thero oould only
be onc reason for the establishment of a
large permanent military force by conscription or compulsory service in this
country, and that would bc for dealing
with Labor struggles, and the use of the
military forces to break strikes. The
military force or school, in this country,
may be in thc saddle just now, but, any
attempt to inflict this Dominion with compulsory military service in peaee times,
will bring those who advocate it to a full
realization that the defeat of militarism
in Germany, was not all that the men who
went overseas fought for. They will
not stand for any Prussianism in this,
country, and having had a taste of militarism, they will see to it that it is not
fastened on thdm here. Surely the government of this country has lost its head,
if it ever had one. It will lose its life at
the next election, and compulsory military
service proposals will only hasten its end.
Let it be soon, for as long as it remains
this country' cannot have any semblance
of freedom, even though it be Bourgeoise
freedom at that.
STRIKES aro two-edged weapons. This
has been amply demonstrated during
the past year. Three distinct instances
will suffice for our purpose. They are the
general strike in Winni-
WHAT HAS peg, the coal strike in
HE TO DO theCrows Nest Pass and
WITH IT. the ooal strike in the U.
S. A. We have no hesitation in stating that all threo of these
strikes were welcomed by the employers,
if they were not deliberately planned by
them. This should be a lesson to the workers, They should not take up thc employ*
ers' challenge at the time that will best
suit the interests of the employing class,
but should at all times determine just
what tho moves are, and what will be
their import before any steps are taken.
Press reports this week would indicate
that a strike is in tho offing in the Crows
Nest Pass. We have no knowledge as to
the intentions of the men, but would commend these words to them if they contemplate any sueh action. "Find out just
what your opponent wishes, or contemplates you will do and then do the opposite." The same press reports that predict a strike, also state that Senator Robertson, minister of labor, was on his way
to Calgary. He is reported to have said
that the trouble is between the U. M. W.
of A. and the O. B. U. This is not correct. The trouble in the mining camps of
tbis province is at all times between the
miners and the coal operators. The miners have once again demonstrated that
they desire to belong to the 0. B. TJ. and
not to the international organization affiliated with that obsolete, and Jesuitically-
controlled organization the A. F. of L.
Senator Robertson has already, in other
strikes, demonstrated that he is the supporter of the A. F. of L. He has also .used
his position as a minister of the crown to
aid that organization. By what right does
he constitute himself an agent of that organization. Is this constitutionality?
Have the people of this country given
the government a mandate as to what form
of organization the miners or other workers shall have! To dato we have not noticed any disposition on the part of the
minister of labor to appeal to the electorate
of the'country as to whether they endorse
his cccupancy of the position he now
holds, but the miners have submitted
their questions of organization to the
membership, and have without doubt expressed a wish to belong to the 0. B. U.
Under these circumstances, we object to
a minister of the crown taking sides in a
matter that does not concern him. We
object to him acting as an agent of the
A. F. of L., and if he will keep out of the
question as to 0. B. U. versus A. F. of L.
and sec that the coal operators recognize
collective bargaining, a principle which he
himself has said cannot bc arbitrated,
then there will not be any repetition of
the trouble there was in Winnipeg.
Shoidd he, however, use tho power of tho
state to drive tho miners back for a second time to the A. F. of L., then it will
be about time for thc workers of this country to have something to say as to his activities. In the meantime, we would suggest that the miners take careful survey
of the position before they again take any
action which may be in line with the
wishes of tho employers and tho government.
HAVING IN DAYS gone by been told
that wo could not get along without
capital, we were much interested in the
address of Sir Frederick-Williams Taylor,
general manager of the Bank of Montreal,
at the annual general
WHAT CAPITAL meeting of the share-
OOSTS THE holders of that insti-
WORKERS. tution.  We were in
terested in his statements because ho gave some figures as to
just how much the capital invested in this
country drow in the shape of interest.
He said in part:
"It is true the balance of trade was
in favor of Canada to the extent of
$340,000,000 for the year ended 31st
October last, but whereas we paid for
all our purchases abroad, we have, in
tho same period, shipped goods on
credit to England and Continental
countries to the extent of many millions not easy to estimate, besides
sending out of Canada annually abgut
$200,000,000 interest on our recorded
indebtedness abroad, mainly to Great
Britain and the United States, TheBe
facts alone would not create an adverse exchange to the extent that exists, but, in addition, there are the invisible earnings in the Dominion of
foreign business corporations, chiefly
American, seeking return to proprietors abroad. Tho disadvantage Canada is under in respect to the premium on New York funds will last
until the ebb and flow of such funds
arc equal. Repayment to Cnnada of
the moneys aggregating $420,000,000,
owed us by Great Britain and the Allies, would quickly cause the premium in question to disappear.
"Since the outbreak of war, Canada
has created fresh domestic credit
struments in the form of bondsin
$2,100,000,000.  The increase of circi
lation and of bank deposits followed
as a natural consequence.
"Our bank and the government note
circulation is now $532,000,000, as
compared with $236,000,000 in 1913','
an increase of $296,000,000. In the
same period the total gold held an
Canada has increased $60,000,000^""
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Sir Vincent Meredith, the chairman,
also gave some figures on the trade of the
Dominion, and draws some comparisons,
They are, in part, as follows:
"The foreign trade/of the Dominion
has been well maintained, and i'/.e
outlook gives no cause for apprehension of an early recession. The latest
available figures, those of the seven
months ending October 31st, show imports to have been $543,670,000, and
exports $688,890,000. As compared
with the corresponding period last
year, there was a decline of $16,400,-
000 in imports, and of $31,200,000 in
exports, a relatively insignificant decrease while the favorable balance of
trade has this year bcen $143,200,-
All of this should bc extremely interesting to those workers who are interested
in trade, and in having capital brought to
this country so that they can get "work."
They will realize that tho $200,000,000
paid in interest, as well as thc unrecorded
earnings on foreign investments, and the
profits that are reaped by the native employers and companies are the price that
they pay for the "capital" that exploits
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Another interesting thing is a comparison of the trade of the country. While
Canada appears, with the figures given
above, to have a favorable balance of
trade, the reverse is the case. The $200,-
000,000 is mostly paid in exportB. That
takes that much from the favorable bal
ance, and thc unrecorded earnings of cap
ital takes a good deal more. This is the
reason that the exchange rate between the
United States and this country is all to
the advantage of the United States. Now
it is not necessary for a country to have
greater exports than imports to have a
favorable balance of trade. The country
that is drawing interest on investments
from other countries can have the advantage even though the imports exceed the
exports, as the imports are payments ^of
interest bn investments. This has bfen
the case with Great Britain ifi the past.
She has had great imports from Indiq, and
yet that country, with its vast expogt^is
as poor as a church mouse. The cojjnt|y
having a favorable balance of tradf,—pu
the surface—as is the case with Casiada
can also bc in an unfavorable positiolv,ibe-
cause of the bleeding of that country! ]jy
foreign, investors.
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There, however, is not much to coiicA'n
the workers of any country in the figures
of imports and- exports. As Marx illustrates, trade has nothing to do with the
workers. That is the business of the master class. He gives thc following example:
"A sells £40 of wine to B, and obtains
from him in exchange corn to the value of
£50. A has converted his £40 into £50,
has made more money out of less, and has
converted his commodities into capital.".
He then points out that there was in existence £90 of commodities both before
and after the transaction, and tbe trading
has not increased thc values. It is labor
power alone that creates all values, aud
the value was placed in the wine and the
corn by labor and labor alone. To labor,
however, these values do not belong.
They are the property of thc master class,
as they have bought the labor power of
the workers at its value, which is its cost
of reproduction, and thc product of that
labor power applied to the raw materials,
is the property of the master class. This
is where the workers are robbed,
« * #
Another interesting statement given by
the officials of the Bank of Montreal is the
one showing the inflation of the currency,
which should give thc antagonists of the
H. C. of L. something to think over. But
until the workers realize that trade
only thc bartering and selling of the com.
moditics produced by them, and taken
from them, at the point of production,
they will still be wandering in a maze of
high'finance, favorable and adverse exchange rates, figures giving the trado of
"thcir country" and a lot of other things
that do not concern them. The only thing
that concerns them ia the system that
robs and enslaves them. Millions, billions,
aud all the figures of national wealth, or
individual wealth, are only the indicators
as to how much they arc robbed of. , And
yet many workers are concerned because
the Canadian dollar is dropping in • vajue
as compared to the American njoncy
token of a like denomination. They jicvnr
think that they, and they alone, create all
values, but do hot own them,      ifi , •
Use Resolution of Miners
to Offset State Insurance Scheme
Worker Should Keep Eyes
on Politicians and Insurance Companies
Preaa' dispatches from the Fornie
district would intimate that aome little dissatisfaction exists as to tho
administration of tho Workmen's
Compenaation Act. With this has
been coupled the possibility of tho
Compenaation Act commission having charge of the administration of
the health and sickness insuranco
provisions that may bo made by tho
governmont. When tho Compensation Act flrst became operative there
wcro many kicks and protests aa to
tho administration of the act. This
wos only what could be expected.
It wa_ a now thing, and tho commissioners, like all other poople, wcro
human and mado mistakes. During
tbo past year, howovor, very few
complaints of a serious nature have
been heard. How, howovor, the question of the administration of tho act
in question can bo linked up with
uny medical aid and sickness insurance proposals is another matter.
" Prior to the. passing of tho Work-
men's Compensation Act the insurance companies were vory busy. The
plea was put forward that the insurance companies could carry oft thc
work much cheaper than tho atate.
This waB naturul as theae companies
were ont to lose much business if
tho state assumed this sorvice in connection with men hurt in industry.
There is plenty of ovidence to ahow
that the insurance companies aro
again on the war path, and have
used the resolution passed by tho
Pernio miners to aid them in their
campaign against state medical aid
and sickness insurance Paid readers
have been insertod in tho press, by
an official of the insurant companies
with only ono object, and thnt is
to defeat any such state insurance.
The administration of the Compensation Aet has demonstrated
without doubt that tho cost of administration undor the state is much
cheaper than it would be if the insurance co'mpajiics^tad this business.
In addition to the cheapness the
workera have beon better served, and
labor has at all times boen opposed
to thc insurance companios acting as
competitors to tho stato insurance,
nnd workers should watch their stops
just at this timo or they may bo
led into the position whero they are
playing tho game of tho insuranco
companies, oi the politicians. It
ahould also bo remembered that tho
Compensation Act commission is not
necessarily the ono that will admin-,
istcr tho state sickness insurance,
and medical aid acts when passod,
but it would be much botter if it
woro. On this thc labor mon who
hnvo had any oxpcripi.ee. in tho questions that thia kind of legislation
rases, are pretty well :i£roed. In thc
motintime, workers should koen their
eyes on tho political intriguers in
tho labor movement, i>nd at the same
Ume keep track of the activities of
the insuranco companies. Their business is at stake, und they will leave
no .'■tone unturned to soo that their
business is not destroyed.
Northern City O. B. U.
Looks Good for a Dead
If the O. B. V. in Prince Ruport
is afcorpae, then the more dead onea
there are around the better for the
labor taovement. Last Saturday the
Women's Auxiliary of tho O. B. TJ.
in Prince Ruport hold a. soeial. This
function was arranged so that the
proceeds would be givon to the defense of the mon now facing trial
in Winnipeg as a result of the genoral strike there during the summor
months. That thore is life In the
northorn city, aud that the hopos of
tho women folk wero realized is demonstrated by tho fact that thoy raised tho sum of $100 by the soeial.
Got busy you livo ones, don't let a
dead one put it over you. Oh, death,
where is thy stingt .
_ Plans for tho launching of a nation-wide, co-operative store and factory system havo been sot afoot in
the United Statos. $300,000,000 are
to be raised between labor and farmor organizations.
"No reform, moral or intellectual,
ever camo from tho upper class of
socioty. Each and all cume from the
protest of martyr and victim. The
emancipation of the working peoplo
must be achieved by the working
people thomsclvos. "—Wendell Phillips.
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wondering who conocived this strategic
movement; it sure was a masterpiece, #nd
the results will no doubt convince officialdom that the action taken in searching the
spectators was, justified. No doubt those
searched are more than ever impressed
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COLLIS LOVSLT, General Preaident—OHAS. L. BAINI, General Sw-Tnao,
Zaneth of the R.N.W.M.P.
******      ******        *******        ********      ■ *******
and His Sensational Evidence
"Searchlight*' Exposes the Operations of This Officer
Who As Harry Blask Spent Over a Year in
Calgary Trying To Catch "Criminals"
Something like a sensation rrasOdays whea workeri have to be corf.' 'Canada but we doubt very much if
caused at tho trial of the labor men
at Winnipeg on Friday and Saturday, December 5 and 8 by a Boyal
North West Mounted policemen
named F. W. Zaneth, The most sensational part being an alleged statement of Joe Knight with respect to
a carload of rifles. The Searchlight,
a labor paper published in Calgary,
in itt issue of December 12, gives
some interesting data as to this member of the mounted police, and states
that he ie not aa Italian, aa stated,
but an Austrian. Vancouver not being free from the spy and stool
pigeon, will no doubt be interested
in tho information published with
respoct to Zaneth, and judging'from
reports every other industrial eentro
having the same obnoxious persons
to contend with, it will be interesting to all workers in the province.
It appears that Zaneth, who masqueraded under the name of Blask
in tho city of Calgary and other
places whore hie duties took him,
was a most active seller of radical
literature and most interested in the
labor movement; that it natural, aa
ho was being paid for being so. He
sold copies of The Soviet, The Bed
Flag, and, in faet, any other Socialist literature that happened to be on
hand for sale. He was in attendance
at the minen' convention in Calgary ia February last, and, being
able to apeak several languages, was
able to converse with delegates of
all nationalities. The minera were
warned that Blask wat a stool pigeon, but as the miners had nothing
to conceal, the warning was received
with smiles. When the international,
with the coal operators lu the Drumheller Valley, pulled off that infamous deal iu that district in August
last, Blask wat in Calgary and took
pity on tbe refugees who went to
that city and bought them meals,
and the men aceeptod hiB kindnesses
even though they knew that he waa
a stool pigeon. With all these attentions he did not fnd anything that
would be of value to the red-coated
riders of the plaint. The Searchlight then says:
By this time the members of thc
One Big Union itt Calgary were fully aware of the reasons for Harry's
residence in Calgary. The faet that
ho was not working and still wat
able to have a meal ticket and money and good elothes he explained
by telling of his ability as a poker
player. And he had that ablUty. The
idle timet that come in a mounty's
life afford ample opportunity for
learning aU the intricacies of tho
great Ameriean game. It wae in tho
United States, by the way, that
Blask learned the game and he often
made pretty good hauls."
Got Subs for th* Searchlight
"Time passed. Some weeks ago
tho miners decided to start Tho
Searchlight in Calgary, and Harry,
taking his instructions from Detective-Sergeant Waugh, B. N. W. M.
P., whom he used to meet mysteriously, got in touch with the paper.
Ou one occasion he camo to our room
in the St. Bogia Hotel and wanted
to know if we were acquainted with
tho fact that a lot of boys considered him a stool pigeon. We assured
him tbat we had heard: the story but
wouldn't believe such a thing, 'Even
supposing you were,' wo said, 'it
wouldn't make any difference for we
hare nothing to hide. We aro not
advocating anything wrong. All we
know about you is that whea thero
Is any work to do in the way of arranging for mootings, or advertising,
you are always ready aud willing to
do the work and not expect any pay
for doing it.'
"Confidential (7)" Talks
"Wo exchanged a lot of "confidences (I)' and Harry became a diligent canvasser for subscriptions to
Tho Searchlight and with scrupulous honosty paid over every cont ho
collected without a hint for commie-
sion. He volunteered to solicit advertising for us aud wo inteuded to
avail ourselves of his services but
tho call for him to go to Winnipeg and givo evidence intervened.
"In the 'confidential' talk we had
with Hnrry he told us of his father
boing n groat I. W. W. enthusiast
nnd that ho (Harry) hnd beon sent
over into Canada to help along tho
cause of tho 'Wobblies.' We told
him of how wo had been acquainted
with tho 'Wobblies' in the U. S. A.
nnd we discussed tho way in which
Iho stool pigeons got ln among them
inciting them to nets of violenco and
'starting somothing' so that thoro
eould bo killings and deportations of
men who woro objocMonablo to tho
mino owners nnd lumber barons of
tho Amorican wost. Harry diligent'
ly carried back our 'confidences' (at
wc expected him to) to Detective-
Sergeant Waugh, who in turn passed
thom on to tbe few mon who are extremely Interested that The Searchlight should be 'put out of businoss,'
Weakness for Pretty Faces
"Sorgeant Zaneth will probably
read this copy of The Searchlight,
and we wapt to point out to him that
there are still somo thingB he mutt
lenrn if ho is to serve hiB gallant
commanders in the forco of which
Cnnada is bo proud. When ho
bought one of Campbell's hats
numbor of months ago, a nifty green
fedoru, he should havo had tho in*
itials 'H. li.' perforated ia tho baud
thereof lnstond of 'F. W. Z.' Wo
might also tell Harry that girlt aro
not to bo trusted. Like every viv
acious young mounty ho had a weak
nosB for a pretty faco nnd in these
All Rojral Gown Products
carry Coupons, redofmabl*
(or tnat_________
stantly on their guard, thero are
many shrewd young women who ean
'put it across' oven on a momber
of the 'red-coated ridert of the
plain.' Harry won hit way into the
hearts of a. girl or two without having to put on the red tunic with the
padded chest and the trousers with
the yellow streak. /   -
Co-operated wiUi Waugh
Detective Waugh and- Sergeant
Blask have both, taken much interett
in The Searchlight and itt editor.
For Blaak we have nothing but
thanka for the kindnesses ht hat
dont for tu and we only hopo that
tht future wiU find botter ust for
hit talentt in his native Austria
rather than in thit land of light and
liberty. That we happened to have
been born in a British naval dock-
yard and of Scottish parentage
should not make us tha victims of
the slouthing proclivities of Blask
and Waugh, much aa tha Teutont
have reason to dislike the Scottish.
There ia so need of a sleuth being on
our trail, Wh^t we have to say, the
worst and the best appears in print
and The Searchlight is sent to any
address for only one dollar for six
months and a mounty's dollar looks
just at good to ut at any other kind
of a present day 'forty-flve-eont dol
A Fanny Incident
"One amusing incident we recall
in connection with Waugh. It will
be remembered that it wat Waugh
wl|o went to Winnipeg and told the
laughable story about Toddy Browne
the secretary of District No. 1, Mining Department of the 0. B, U., going to start a Soviet government in
Canada, At the time of the Drumheller trouble, Waugh, who had recently returned from the valley, was
on Eighth avenue near the entrance
to the office of the Director of Coal
Operations. He wat. having an interesting confidential talk with Assistant Director of Coal Operations, John
O. Jonet. Waugh 'a attention was
drawn to the editor of The Search-'
light, who was passing by, and some
stealthy 'slouthing' waa done. It
waa really funny.
"Some weeks later on, Waugh
got busy trying to discover 'if tno
editor of The Searchlight was in possession of eopiet of a banned publbi
cation knows as 'Soviet Russia.' So
far we have-not yet been called to,
appear on a charge of having such
literature but one can never toll
what will happen in these dayt,   1
Physical Force Advocate '
"Blask eoUeeted a vaat fund of
'information' for Waugh and for nte
at Winnipeg. In Calgary and in different mining camps, by means of.
circulating Socialist and other labor
literature he got acquainted with
men who take an honest interost in
the movement. Whon ho found a
man who seemed to have the confidence of the workers, a man who was
not afraid to exprcBi himself in favor of a breaking away from the
seab-infestod organizations of the
American Federation of Labor, Blask
immediately entered the man down
in the list of those upon whom the
sleuths would have to keep a close
watch. The methods he pursued were
absolutely similar to those employed in Bussia and later is the United States. Ho had several associates who llled in with different tactics. One of these who it at present
in Calgary (or was here a few dayt
ago) was also as ardent and avowed
"red." He was not satisfied with
such orderly procedure as obtains in
the Ono Big Union but continuously
was trying to enlist 0. B. U. men to
favor a scheme ho had for preparing
explosives nnd getting ready for
trouble. This fellow, when Bill Pritchard was in juil in Cnlgary, tried
to got somo 0. B. U. mon to join
with him in a demonstration against
the jail.
"His plans wore laughed at for
tho boys well know thut such action,
instead of being, of assistance to Pritchard would moan the indiscriminate shooting down of any who took
part with especial attention boiug
paid to such men who might havo
some influence with tho workors.
It was tho bloody, tho raw, the despicable work of the Czarist government carried on in Buasia and thnt
was intimated by Pinkerton and
othor ttool pigeons in the pay of the
mino owners in the wostorn States.
Couldn't Fool Tony
"It was ovor a year ago that
Blask went Into the Drumheller valley with instructions to try nnd 'get
something' on Tony Cacchioni and
other Italian miners. He ingratiated
himself into the favor of a numbor
of mon by a profession of being a
Socialist. He told Cacchioni that ha
(Blask) waa aa I. W. W. and show,
ed him tht card and button. 'Ton.
wert is the I W. W. were yoa not!'
he said to Cacchioni but that son
of tunny Italy replied, 'Nothing doing, I nevor wat and saver will be.'
Cacchioai drew Blask into a talk
about Italy and soon discovered by
hiB accent that ho waa not really an
Italian and Blaek admitted he waa
born in Trieste and told of having
scon service in the war ln Tripoli.
Tho 'mounty' was givon a feed of.
Cacchioni's celebrated macaroni and
waB induced to talk quite freely and
the shrewd minor soon had the
'mounty's' stories so twisted that ha
was positive that Blask was a stool
pigeon and so he passed the word ail
over tht oamp and into Calgary.
Carried a Ova
"Ono of Blask't favorite tricks
when he was with any Soclaliit or
O. B, U. mon was to show a revolver
he carried and boast quite heroically
of how nobody wut ever going to
got him. Ho ndviaod lots of tho boys
that it was always safo to go with a
gun for one could never tell what
might happen, but the boys would
not fall for auy tuch rot,"
The Searchlight then goos on to
criticise the methods adopted by the
mounted police and says, in parti
Canada's Big Disgrace
"Tht dirty, dastardly mothodt of
the mounted polico are a disgrace to
there are men at Ottawa who will
do anything toward an investigation
asd an exposure of those methodi.
If there are minors or any other men
is thlt country carrying concealed
weapont contrary to law, or storing
up explosives for trouble, or advocating armed rebellion, eabotage of violonco of any kind, these men should
be dealt with as the law directs. For
over a year the B. N. W. M. P. have
kept Sorgeant Zaneth, Detective
Waugh and a number Of others
whom we will mention later hounding oo the tracks of minera asd of
men In whom the minen havt eonfi-
dence, They have discovered no
crimet. They have learned that thett
miners and these men whom they
are hounding have an extreme eon-
tempt for the rotten machinations
constantly going on between government appointees, stool pigeons, eoat
operators and so-called international
labor officials, and having euch contempt, and having well-grounded
reason for it, they cling, to the rights
given them by tho British and Canadian constitution to express what is
in their minds. Those who have the
money control those 'in authority.'
The mountiea are not ready at hand
for the minors if they want to Investigate the orimos beiog perpetrated by the mea who ows and control the minea. And these aro real
crimet in that direction. If the
lousy, diseaao-produoing hovels in
which thousands of minen are forced to live in the Drumheller valley
do not constltuto a orime of the first
dimension against civilization then
we have no idea of what crime it.
If it is not orime to force many men
with families of four and more children to exist on lest than a thousand dollars a year in many instances
then what it crime? Be it remembered that the miners are not race
suicide experts like the 'more cultured' the 'better elast' people who
make it possible for druggists to
grow wealthy on high-priced boote
prescriptions and tho four hundred
per eent. profit on anti-conception
and abortion-producing devices. The
mountiea' attention might well bo directed towards these crime emporiums. They wonld not need a guide
to direct them.   ,
Inspector Spauldlng
Inspector Spaulding, who is in
charge of B. N. W. M. P. activities
Iii Calgary, is superior officer to
Waugh and Blcsk and the other
spotters in this field—two of whose
names we will withhold for the preient. For a time their rendezvous
was in a room on tho second oor of
a block on Bighth avenue, close to
Centre itreet To thia room Blask
uaed to carry the labor literature
that he pioked np from among the
workers, and in a book he had the
record of hit own aetivities asd also
tho minutes of sovcral labor meetings. Tho Calgary Trades and Labor
Council last Bummer furnished considerable oopy for Blaak. Blask was
never usod in any of the raids on
houtet while the searoh waa being
made for guns, banned literature,
eto., the most of that work developed upon Waugh and a sergeant named Maasey. The 'dcotive' work done
by Inspector Spaulding 'a men has,
for the most part, bees very clumsy
and many a good laugh has been
had over nme of the attempts of
his Austrian stool pigeon to discover
crime whore orime did not exist.
Blask wanted to see crime, wanted
to aee bloodshed. We do not know
that Inspector Spaulding instructed
Blask to carry a revolver, an I. W.
W card aad a button is the aame
unlawful organization. We do know,
however, that he did earn these
things and that it waa not for want
of effort on his part that a number
of mon active in tho Labor movement were not also equipped.
"What wo are writing horo is not
intended as a disparagement of tho
Royal North WoBt Mountod Police
as a body. Talks with such old veterans us Major FitzHorrtgan and tho
roading of considerable Canadian
history has oonvincod ut that the
mountioB have playod a notable part.
Tho day was when tho rod Indian
wonld always take the word, and
trust to the honor, of any mounty.
That was in tho days before German
and Austrian aud Italian and Slav
stool pigeons were taken into tho
force and aot on the trail of honoat
mon. How much Inspector Spaulding nnd Inspector Jungett and In
specter Pennofather and Detective
Wuugh and Sergoant Zaneth (alias
Blask) have done toward keoping
unsmirchod tho record of tho past
wo are not propared to say. Wo do
know that Detective Sergeant Pass,
of the B. N. W. M. P., haa no reaion
to be ashamed of hii record and that
several othen of the Britiah and
Canadian born mountiea with whom
we have become acquainted in this
wostorn country are really endeavoring to uphold tht traditions of the
force and will not stoop to the low,
the mean, the dospicable work that
is beginning to make the workert be
lieve that the yellow streak is a pre
dominant characteristic of what
should bo a highly respectod body of
From tht above, taken from tho
Searchlight, it would appoar to bo
time for workers of this country to
tako stock of their membership whon
Buch tactics are being adopted by
the authorities. Vuneouver particularly is infested by spies and atool
pigeons, not necessarily mountod policemen, but Thiel and othor kinds
of detectives aro active here, and no
doubt are experts at manufacturing
evidence against active workers in
the Labor movement,* one of thom
was properly taken care of during
tho striko here. He also carried a
gun, and was arrested on tho instigation of tho atriko eommittee, as a
result. The names and aetivities of
many othors are known, but suroly
the poople of this country will resent
such methods as aro now being adopted by the employen and the authorities. It hai also boen rumored
that even tht roturned men's organizations art not free from thii kind
of eipionagt.
Our advertisers support tht Fed.
■t»tionist. It it up te job to tup-
po:t them,
Unions  Breaking  Up—
A. F. of L. Help Bosses— i
OAU. to Enter Field'
The tradt onion movement of California aad other southern Pacific
coait oitiM appeara to have beea
badly knocked to pieces, at the remit of the shipyard strike which
started in Lot Angoles last May and
spread to other eltiet on October 1
and fizzled out on November 10
Varioui reaaona are givon for tht
collapse, bnt tht most Important
seemt to be because of the fallurt
of the international! te pay itrikt
The employen open shop policy it
gaining headway and the trade anion movomont teemt absolutely usable to eopt with it. Practically all
unioni are thot to pieees, Boilormak-
ora Loeal 285 of San Pedro for instance had 5000 memberi in May, today it haa about 250 The Street
Bailwaymen Union of Lot Angeles
has cloaed dows ltt offices in tho Labor Temple, unorganized men and
women are gradually taking the
placei ef the organized, or the organized are dropping out of the union in ihipbuilding planta, eontraet
shops, restaurants, telephone and telegraph offices, building industries,
lumbor yards, railroads, etc.
The A. F. of L. appears to be helping the came of the employen by
expelling memben who are attempting to save the situation by joining
aud advocating the O. B. U.
A fow staunch workeri, however,
ara making supreme effort! to reor-
f;anizo the worken along O. B, U.
inet in timo for a b.'g organisation
drivo in the spring,
Atk your grocer If his clerki art
In tho nnionf
Be consistent and demand the Union Stmsm __ .--j- -
shoes. The following local arms are fair to Organised Labor I
are worthy of yonr patronage aad rapport:
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BnmlTaail Stop, SSI Bnaimnlr Stittt-Ottlw Making
"■tdtiar" Shot nrair atemti. tut t
laniard Shot Bepalr Ship, SIS Bttm Stmt.
H. B. Ihonu. see Klasmr. _   , . __.
Weeds, Ltd., "K" Boot Shop, Oordwa aad Hsittnp Stmt Wl*
H. 0. Spwiilnt, StTl Truer Street, Seats Vactavtr.
O. X. Tonus, list Oomatnlal Dflvi.
Be program, Mr. Shoe Bevoiiet, sad get to touch witk Seem
tary. Tom Cory, 448 Tenon Drive,
Arrangement! havt been made'betweon your union and tht Vaneonver
Co-operative Society whereby the
Union will benefit financially by the
purchasing done at the store. Every
purchase made by a member of the
union will be credited to tht union
and whatever dividend it declared
by the tocioty on purchases will be
handed over to tht union for its educational fund. Thlt would mean
that if ten per eent. dividend ia de-"
dared at the end of throe months,
the union will receive ten dollars on
overy hundred dollan spent in the
store by memberi of the union. The
atore ii owned by worken to the
number of over 1000 and lti membership it increasing evory day. The
store is located at 41 Pender Street.
West and men'i furnishing!, boot!
and shoes, dry goods, tobaeeo, crockery, grocoricB, etc., are told. AU
goodi to the amount of 85 or more,
with the exception of groceries, will
be sent postpaid to any oamp. Whon
ordering have the order eredited to
the "Loggen' Union," the membership number of whieh ia 1000, Speeial attention will bo given to all orden. Send them with eash, through
the camp delegate, direot to the
Alwaya Dependable
"Atk tbt'woman who bund
929 Main Street
Phones Seymour 1441 and MS
What about renewing your sun.1
Offering Unrivalled Values
in Men's Suits at Spencer's
We go into details about these men's suits, being convinced that they
afford any man who has a suit to buy an opportunity to secure value far
better than he could ordinarily obtain for his money.
same quality will be unprocurable in
the spring for loss than $47.50. Smart
dark brown checks in conservative sack
model with peaked lapel.
Grey tweed of good, seasonable weight.
A conservative model faultlessly tailored and trimmed with good, durable
WORSTED in dark grey ground and
contrasting pattern, beautifully worked out; is a splendid choice for a young
man preferring the waistline model.
Has slashed pockets and peak lapel
Tolling artistically to two buttons.
MODELS—With soft rolling peaked la<
pels and slightly sloping pockets, are
available   in   a   dark   brown   tweed
at, $25.00
the popular waist  seam  style.   This
suit is made of a novelty tweed in a
heather mixture and combines all ihe
features demanded by a smart dresser.
is a pin-striped tweed with brown background and long rolling lapels, welted
slash pockets and the new slightly
belted sleeve. A corking good buy.
—Men's Store, Main Floor.
Men's Sweater
A thoughtful gift that a man will derive much comfort and satisfaction from
is a "Pride of the West" Sweater Coat—
the best coat mado. Pure wool, clastic
and excellent fitting, hand knit, in grey,
khaki, fawn, dark brown, olive, oxford
grey and maroon, $10.50, $12.50
and  $15.00
Pullover Sweater; all wool, all wanted
colors; V-neck  $8.75
Without sleeves $6.00
Silk Shirts
We have a fine stook of them in handsome fancy colored stripe effects, just
what men approve $7.50 to $9.50
Plain white washing silk and pongee
shirts at $5.75
Mackinaws'Will Keep
the Cold Out
Zero weather will occasion no fear in
you if you are protected with one of thess
fmc warm coats. All outdoor worken
should have them. Well made garments
with all-round belts and flap pockets, in
black. AU sizes. Speoial values at $14.25
and   $14.75
Pure wool mackinaw in shades of green,
brown, grey and blue, with overcheck.
Prioe $18.50
—Men's Storo, Main Floor.
Silk and Wool Mufflers
Qunlity    goods   ia
Wool, in groy, tan,
Heavier Scurfs	
Morcorized Knit Scurf*,
Bhadca  ._	
Shot effects
tho   colors   men   prefer.
saxe,    black   end    bottle
J 1.88.
in   plain   and   fancy
  82.60 and 83.60
Light Weight Scarfs   ia   moire,   poplin   nnd
silk  81.60 to 88.00
Bilk Scurfs in a brood range   of   self   colors,
at  - .*... 8880
Bilk Scarfs of heavy quality in a wido range of
plain and fancy colorings, from 83.80 to 85.76
Men's Gloves
Dent's ond  Pcrrin's tap    capeskin,    nnlincd,
at 82.00, 82.26, 83.00 •
Fownos' Cnpeskin  - _ 82.60
Dent's wosliablo cape   83.50
Fownes' Bussian tan, hand sown 83.00
Tan capo, wool lined 82.00
Fownos'   88.50
Tan mocha, (Dent's and Fownos' make, 82.00,
82.26, 88.50, 83.00 and  ' 83.60
Buckskin Gloves _ $4.00 and 86.50
Tan mocha, unlinod  $2.26, 82.60
Tan mocha, silk lined, Dent's, at....82.7S, 83.00
Orey mocha, wool linod  ..__...   82.60
Fownes' tan capo, silk lined 83.00
Dont'» grey suedo, silk lined	
Fownes' grey egul buck, unlinod  84.50
Dent 'h Fronch suedo, dark groy, silk lined.. 82.50
Dont's fnwn suedo, unlinod . . 83.00
Silk linod  83.60
English chovretto, silk lined  83.85
Wool Olovci at-. SOe, 78c, $1.00, $1.35, 8160
Por pair   84.95, 86.00 and 87.50
AUTO   OAUNTLETS-Taa   and   blaek,   ua.
lined  $8.85, $8.96, $450
Linod   .$4.95 and $5.85
eleventh TEAR. No. ci    THE BRITISH COLUMBIA FEDERATIONIST    vancouveb, a a.
FBIDAT. December 19, 1919
We Want
Your Custom
Come in
See Our
of Fresh Killed
Nowhere in the city can you get such an assortment of really high-class EATABLES.
Something That Gives Satisfaction
Gal-Van Market Hall
All Cars Stop
at Door
Vaneoaver Unions
COUNCIL—Executive eommitt««, Preildent J. O. Smith, Vice-President E.
Winch, SecreUry and Bnalneu Agent J.
0. Wood, Treuorer J. Shaw, Sergeant at
Anne W. A, Alexander, Truiteei W. A.
Prltchard, R. W. Youngaih, X, Baku, W,
dl—Meeta    eeoond   Monday    In   tkt
month.    Preildent, 3. f. McConnell;
Wary. R. H. Neelanda, B. 0. Box tt.
and Reinforced Ironworkeri, Local 97
•—Meeta eecond and fourth Mondaya.
Pruldent Ju. Hutinga; financial iecretary and treaiurer, Roy Maisecnr, Boom
818 Labor Temple.
Local  No.  817—Meete  every   eecond
and fourth  Monday evening, 8 o'clock,
Ubor Temple.    Preeldent, J. Bold; eec
fitary, E. J. Temoin, 1828 f     "   	
hnaineaa  ageit  aa< tttiwL-  	
g. 0. Thom,  Room SM Ubor Templt.
Phone Bey. 7498.
at .440   Pender   Street
Weit, n««7
Monday,   j"
dent, H. H. Waodllde. 440 tender W.;
recording SWtxirj.J. Murdock, 440 Pender Street Wut: Inanelal aeoretary and
P. R. Btfrrowa.
i AttnC'R   H.   Monrtion," 440
Street Wtat; aaelitant aeeretary,
Unit of tha 0. B. U.—Meetinga every
Monday, 7:80 p.m., Labor Temple. Preaident, P. L. Hunt; aecretanf-treasurer,
W. A. Alexander, Room 216, Labor Tem*
pie.   Phone, Seymour 8980.
ployeei, Local «8—Meeta every flrat
Wednesday In tbo month at 2:80 p.m.
and every third Wedneaday in the month
at 9 p.m. Preildent, John (Jammings,
aeeretary and busineu agent, A. Oraham.
0«ce and meeting hall, 614 Pender St.
W. Phone Sey. 1881. OBce houra, 8
a.m. to 8 p.m,
International  jjtoelrt work*
era' Union—Meete 2nd and 4th Fridays, 205 Labor Temple. Preildent, W.
Wilson, 2289 OranvUle Street; iecretary*
treuorer, P. J. Bnell, 244—28th Ave, g.
Union of tht One Big Union—Afflliated
with B. 0. federation of Labor and
Vancouver Trades and Labor Council—
An industrial unioir of all worken tn
logging and conatructlon camps. Head*
(uartera, 81 Cordova Btreet wut, Van*
couver, B. 0. Phono Sey. 7658. E,
Winch, secretary-treasurer; legal advisers, Messrs. Bird, Macdonald J. Co., Vancouver, B. C.j auditors, Meun, Bttttar
_ Chlene, Vancouver, B. 0.
Association, Local 88-52—Office and
hall, 804 Pender Street Weit. Meeti
flrst and third Fridays, 8 p.m. Secretary-
Treaiurer, Thomu Nixon; Buslnesi
Agent,  Robert Raiabeck,
Butcher Workmen'! Union No. 643—
Moeta firat and third Tuesdays of eaeh
month, Labor Temple, 8 p.m. President,
W. V. Tamley, 1838 Powell St.; recording secretary, William Gibb*, Station B.
P. 0. Vancouver; flnnncial secretary and
buiineu agent, T. W. Anderson, 687
Homer St.
era* Unit of the One Big Union. Metalliferous Miners—Vancouver, B. C-. headquarters, 61 Cordova Street Weat. All
workera engaged in this industry are
urged to join the Union before going on
the job. Don't wait to ha organlied, hut
organise yourself.   	
North America (Vancouver and vicinity)—Branch meeta second and fourth
Mondaya, Room 204 Labor Temple. President, Wm. Hunter, 818 Tenth Ave. North
Vancouver; financial secretary, E. God-
dard, 856 Richards Street; recording secretary, J. D. Russell, 928 Commercial
Drive.    Phone High. 2204R,
Puteners, I.L.A., Local Union 98A,
Beriea 5—Meeta the 2nd and 4th Fridays
ef tbe month, Labor Temple, 8 p.m.
President, George Mansell; flnanclal sec-
retary   and  feiw.nrmt   agpfrt,   M.   Phelps;
corresponding secretary, W. Let.    Offlce,
Room 207 Labor Temple,
Carpentera—Meeti Room 807 every
2nd snd 4th Tuesday in eaeh month.
Preaident, J.. W. Wllklnaon; recording
secretory, W. J. Johnaton, 73—24th Ave,
W.; financial secretary, H. A. Macdonald,
Room 212 Labor Temple.
Employeu, Pioneer Divlaion, No. 101
7"?t*,£ A 9* *• HalL Mount Pleaunt,
iat and Srd Mondays at 10.15 a.m. and 7
p.m. Preaident. W. H. Cottrell; neordlng
aeoretary, P. E. Griffin, 5419 Commercial
Drive; treuurer, B. h. Cleveland;
flnmnelal ucretary and business agent,
Fred A. Hoover, 2409 Clark Drlvt; office
torner Prior and Main streets.
America, Loeal No. 178—Meetings held
firat Monday in each month, 8 p.m. Preaident, J. T. Elsworth; vice-president, A.
R. Gatenby; recording aeeretary, C. Me-
£f«M» P- 0. Box 503, Phont Stymour
8281L; financial uereary, Robt. MeNelih,
P. O. Box —
(Teamsters, Warehousemen, Auto Mechanics, etc.)—Meeta every Wednesday
at 152 Cordova Street Eut. President,
J. Shaw; aeeretary, C. A. Read, 2344
Prince Edward Street. Offlce: 108 Oor*
dov»_Street East,	
Meett lut Sunday of oath month at
2 p.m. President W. H. Jordan; vlee-
president, W. H. Youhill; secretary-
treasurer, R. H. Neelanda, Box 80.
Provincial Unions
In annual convention in January. Ei*
outivo offlcen, 1918-19: President, J.
Kavanagh, Labor Temple, Vaneoaver;
vice-presidents—Vancouver Iiland: Cum*
berland, J. Naylor; Victoria, J. Taylor;
Princo Rupert, Geo. Casey; Vancouver,
W. H. Cottrell, P. McDonnell; New West*
minster, Geo. McMurphy; Wut Kootenay, Silverton, T. B, Roberta; Orow'a
Neat Pan, W. B. Phillips, Pernio, W. A.
Sherman. Secretary-treasurer, A. 8.
Wells, Labor Temple, 401 Dunsmuir Bt,
Vanconver, B. C.    '
and Labor Council—Moeta flrat and
third Wedneadaya, Knlghta of Pythlu
Hall, North Park Street, at 8 p.m. President, E. S. Woodsworth; vlce-pruldent,
A. 0. Pike; secretary-treasurer, Christian
Slverti, P. Q. Box 802, Victoria. B. 0.
era, Local 1777—Meoti flrst and third
Mondaya ln I. 0. 0. F. Hall, Lower Kieth
Road Eut, at 8 p.m. Preaident, W.
Cumminga, 10th Street East, North Vaneonver; financial secretary, Arthur Rot,
210—18th St. W., North Vancouver.
hor Council—Meets aecond and fourth
Tuesdays of each month, in Carpentera'
Hall. President, 8. D. McDonald; vice-
president, A. Ellis; secretary, Geo. Wad*
dell,  Box 273, Prince Rnpert,  B. 0.
COUNOIL, 0. B. U.—Meets every tee*
ond and fonrth Tuesday In the 0. B. U.
Hall, corner Sixth avenue and Pulton
atreet, at 8 p.m. Meetinga open to all 0.
B, U. members. Secretary-treasurer, D.
8. Cameron. Box 217, Prince Rnpert. B.C.
Workers' Liberty Bond Buttons
are issued to every purchaser of a
bond. Have you got yours yet. Oet
behind a button and show that you
are willing to help all you can the
defense of the men arrested in Winnipeg.
1200 delegates were in attendance
at tho recent labor party convention
in Chicago. It waa an enthusiastic,
harmonious affair.
Good for Health Improves the Appetite
Everyone knows that cheap goods can only be procured
by using cheap materials and employing cheap labor
ia produced from the highest grade materials procurable
—Cascade ia a UNION produce from start to finish.
Those Taxes
Editor B. C. Federutionist: I will
answer your question flrst. You ask
me, "If the workers havo during the
war period been getting a price for
their labor power in excess of its
value. What were they receiving
prior to tho war, when the real wage
of the worker was much higher than
at any time during the war period or
since." (The emphasis Is mine.)
The answer to that quostion is simple. They were getting a price still
greater in excess. Now lot mo draw
your readers' attention to thia question. I have emphasized the latter
part of the question because it entirely undermines your whole argument.
If as you argue, the workers only
get sufficient no more and no less
than to mako them efficient slaves,
how could they be getting a bigger
prico boforo the war for thcir labor
power than thoy are now! The fact,
which every one hag observed, and
which you havo embodied in your
quostion ,shatterg your wholo argument ,and places mino on an unshakable foundation.
I agree with you that the workers
beforo the war wero getting a much
higher price for their labor power
than they are getting today. Todny
they are still buying tobacco, and going to theatres, which proves that
they are not below the minimum.
How can you atill contend that they
were not above the minimum beforo
the wart
If you admit that they were above
tho minimum of existence before tho
war, then thoy had a surplus out of
which they could pay taxes.
In tho same paragraph in which
you admit that the workers were getting a wage, or prico for thoir labor
power much in excess of the present
price, you wind up by saying "we
havo yet to learn of a case where
labor power has been sold on the
market at any great extent at a
prico greatly exceeding tho monetary expression of its value." It
will be good exercise for your readers to chow over that paragraph.
I -do not propose to take tip any
more of your spaco over this discus-
sion, as there aro no now arguments
forthcoming, and I think your readers haVe heard enough to get them
pulling each other's whiskers and
calling each other prevaricators of
the condemned typo.
In closing, I would like to remind
them, however, to keep this always
in their minds when discussing tho
lamentable condition of the workers,
they have the vote, and they are 90
per cent of the population, so for
heavens sake don't blame tho ton
por cent, for pulling you around by
the noses. And if thoy can't think
of any way of emancipating themselves from thc degrading exhibition
that they make at every olection, my
advice to them is to soap thcir noses.
Yours vory truly,
tShe Ib boing forcod to crow
-nil the multitudinous subjects
modern, graded school under
same conditions in which* the tl
It's were taught 70 years ago.
course she gives her entrance >
half an hour after or before school
overy-day (which I might say works
out to three weeks in the year Mox_
whieh she Ib not paid), but that does
not relieve matters much.
Thon with regard to summer vacation (unpaid for of course) it is
uot so easy as it might appear for
an untrained woman to get temporary work. In fact, I would bo
glad to know where I could earn
$50 a month outside my own trade
of teaching. I tried it ono summer
in Victoria. There was the 15-ccnt
store at $4.50 a week; thero was
of course housework and fruit piek*
ing, but as to employment in stores
the best I oould see for incxperi
onced help was $5 or $6 a week.
Not boing absolutely story broke, I
concluded to bosk on tho beach
instead and oat up what I had
In spite of all this, the average
teacher is capital's most assiduous
flunkey and scouts the idea of being
associated with common "labor."
We have a fedoration It iB true.
What it is going to do for us remains to be seon. So far I have
only mot one teacher in B. C. who
had any sympathy with the labor
movement and who, like myself,
would like to soo a teachers union
federated with othor labor unions.
If thero aro any otherB—readors of
this paper—I would liko to hoar
from them/ (Address with the editor.)
Teachers' Salaries
Editor B. C. Federationist. In
recent issue of The Fedorationist,
tho romark was made that only u
few teachers got salaries. as low a.-?
$60 a month. The exact number of
teachers receiving from $60 to $65 a
month is, according to the last published schools report, 388. Since that
report was published, tho wages of
the assisted school teachers were reduced $5 a month for a year—just
at the timo when tho wagos of other
workers wore going up. In tho spring
of this year thoy wore uguin put on
the pre-war timo basis. The above
mentioned 388 teachers include Ilrst,
second and third class teachers, and
are teaching in city and country
There is not much to bo gained
by debating bb to whether tho fireman or the teacher deserves or gets
the higher wage. Both are wago
slaves and things aro so nicely balanced that, as tho old showman
man said: "What you loses on the
roundabouts you makes up on the
swings." Tho teacher sells hor nerve
and brain force, tho fireman his
muscle. She has shorter hours and
longer holidays than he has simply
because nerv« and brain cannot hold
out so long as muscle. Add anothor
day to tho teacher'a week and sho
would soon be in tho lunatic asylum.
Mechanical work is tiresome, but
it does not take it out of one as
work does that continually requires
frosh efforts, fresh, adjustment to
circumstance, and above all that
necessitating the unceasing strain of
curbing, quelling, coaxing and bending 25 to 40 unwilling or inert or
inattentive young minds.
Mere teaching is nothing to anyone who knows her trade; but from
the attitude of many people it would
appear that all tho teacher haa to
do is to go and calmly deliver lesson nnd ask quostions from 0 to 3:30
to 30 little lay figures who drink it
all int Tho human equation is forgotten.
Again, the fireman leaves his work
behind him at night. The teacher
has to take hors home. I do not
mean the two hours' correcting of
books and arranging of next day's
lessons; but tho thinking of tho
various difficulties that occur every
single day of tho school year. Hero
are a few of thorn: The child who
lags behind hor class becauso she has
fits and her brain is not of the best;
tho big boys who aro oaten up with
inortia and Blackness owing to
smoking and other things; tho fighting in tho playground; tho mothor
who writes that her child is always
getting its foot wot and you must
see to it; tho pilfering of pencils;
the,othor mother who won't provido
hor six-year-old with crayotiB but
who thinks that infants of thot
ago should spend all thcir time "at
tlieir books"; but I will not eon-
tinue. Sufficient to say the teacher
goes to sleep many a night still at
hor work.
Again, and hero I am talking of
that truly desperate instiution, tho
ungraded school—tho teacher is
specially trained at Normal to
teach one class at a timo in a graded
school. She then finds herself in
tho hopeless position of having to do
in an ungraded school what it requires at least six teachers to do in
a graded school. The curriculum
precisely tho same. Sho has to teach
thirteen subjects to an en franco
class and at the samo time look aftor
six-year-old babies and the four or
fivo intermediate classes between
these two extremes. Sisyphus wob
not "in itl" She is foTevor striving after tho impossiblo, with
nerves stretched to snapping point.
The Situation of the 0. B. V. in
Editor B. C. Fedorationist: In the
Vancouver daily press of December
5 last a great display is mado of thu
allegations mado by Prosidcnt Welsh
of tho International Trados: and Labor' Council of that city affecting the
strength of tho 0. B. U. organizations in Prince Rupert. Thoso statements, as reported, aro bo glaringly
inaccurate that the undersigned committoe has been appointed by the
Central Labor Council to place the
facts before tho labor movement in
Canada. The charitable supposition
is that President Welsh has beep
misinformed and mado tho statements reportod in good faith. If ibo.
he has beon deliberately misinformed.    - '!'..■
The opening statement in tho Vftij*
couver Sun of the date mentioned'iff
that it was "an absolute lie flmtf
the O, B. U. had that city solidlyUr.
ganized, as far as the labor unions
wero concerned." The statcmcnt'hals
never bcen mado from this end,' Wit
we havo been unable to discovering
statoment in the "Fed." of a-'Hkji*]
nature, ,fni
Ho then "flatly denied the stik'tO-
ment in tho Federationist that 'thd
Halibut Fishermen 'b union had goad
over to the 0. B. TJ., as the fishermen wore all strongly international' *
In which issuo of tho "Fed" did
this appenrf In the first placo, there
is no "Halibut Fishermen's union"
in Princo Rupert. Tho Deep' Sea
Fishermen's union is an International organization which embraces
other than halibut fishermen, but to
say that thc halibut fishermen arc
"strongly international" is to
laugh.' Thero' will be a tale to tell
sonic day, not far distant. Thc O.
B. U. Fisheries and Water-Pro ducts
Industrial unit has 151 members,
seventy-four of whom wore formerly
thc "Small Fishpackors' union" (A.
F. of L.) referred to by Prosidont
Welsh. ' In addition to these - there
are seventy-seven bona fldo fishermen in this unit. (These two bodies
have just amalgamated into one 0.
B. U. unit.)
Will President Welsh givo us tho
"best authority" on which he mado
tho assertion that "tho only 0. B.
17. organizations in Prince Rupert
at present were the lumber workers
and a small fiahpackers' union!"
The O. B. JU. Central Labor Couneil hero has 389 members paying all
their dues to tho council, and 15 paying per capita tax. This does not.
includo any members of the L. W. I.
U., with tho exeption of tho assistant secretary, who is a delegato for
the recruiting unit until such timo
as the pressure of business lots up
sufficiently to allow of that unit boing placed on a thoroughly organized basis. Any authorized committee
from a recognized labor body is at
liborty to inspect our books to verify
this statement as to our membership. In this connection it may also
bo mentionod that after the Wostorn
Conference, whon a levy was made
on the afflliated membership of thc
local T. & L. Council to defray the
expense of the referendum, according to tho per capita tax returns thnt
council had an affiliated membership
of 540.
In the recruiting unit we have a
sufficient number of carpenters who
have seceded from the international
body to form a separate unit. (Tho
minimum number is fifteen.)      >d
The samo press report makes Del'
egate Russell Bay that of the steam'
enginoers in Prince Rupert, all but
two belong to the international. In
tbe Metal Trades unit we have- 25
enginoers, of whom 20 were members
of tho international when the split
took placo.
In regard to the local taachinlsts,
thoro aro 13 in the G. T. P. shops,
of whom 9 are in the 0. B. U., And
of those, 6 woro members at thrf
timo of tho split. In the contract
shops wo have tho internationals'
"skinned a mile."
The I. Ii. A. has 85 members at
presont. Thoy havo sovered tHoir
affiliation with tho T. & L. Council?
but havo not joined tbo 0. B. U.    '
President Welsh is reported in tho
World of tho same date as tho Sun
as saying that, "despite the statement in tho "Fod." that the O. B.
U. in Princo Ruport was making
headway, ho had found that tho T.
k. h. Council there had a larger
membership than over it had bofore.
With tho exception of the Lumber-
workers and tho Fishpackors all tho
unions had retained their international affiliations." It is true that
tho unions have retained their affili
atlon, with the exception of thc
Fishpackors, the L. W. I. TT. and the
I. L. A. At the time of secession
these would total about 250 mombers. A large proportion of the membership of the unions have gone over
to tho 0, B. U., but it is not disputed that a sufficient number have been
$1453.31 FOR
Women's Auxiliary Has
Entered Campaign
With Vim
Central Labor Council and
F. L. P. Will Act Together in Election
The last meeting of tho Prince
Rupert Central Labor council was a
busy one and concluding with an address from T. A. Barnard.
Communications from the defense
committee of Winnipeg and Vancouver read and filed. From the B. C.
Fedorationist, laid over to new business.
Various bills wero ordered paid, including thoso for fitting up too headquarters for tho convenienco of tbe
Women's Auxiliary.^ The amount of
the latter caused some discussion but
not opposition. The fittings includo
a counter with shelves for dishes,
hardware and a stovo. No chargo
was mado for thc labor. It was
agreod that tho fittings should be the
joint proporty of tho council and tho
Tho defense committoe reportod
the proceeds from tbo salo of Labor
Defense Bonds to date as $589.00
The total collections' from the first
opening of tho campaign for funds
to the initiation of the bond campaign woro $8045.31, making a combined total to date of $1,453.31. Roport accoptcd.
The secrotary-treasurer submitted
tho financial report for November.
Receipts totalled $318.95, balanco,
October 31, $f!41.90; total, $900.85,
Expenditures, $200.25, leaving a
bank balance, November 30, of
$700.60. Membership pnying dues
direct to thc council amounts to 389,
and thoso paying per capita tax 15,
total membership 404. This docs not
include any of thc membership of
tho L. W. I. U.   Roport accepted.
Secretary-treasurer Cameron, commenting on the roport, drew attention to tho statements reported as
having been mnde in tho Vancouver
T, & L. C. (International), by President Welsh, affecting the position
and strength of tho 0, B. U.
Princo Rupert.
A debato arose on this point, nnd
a committee was appointed to draft
a letter for publication in tho Federationist, sotting forth tho truo situation of the O. B. U. movement in
Princo Rupert. Tho report of the
committeo appears in another column.
Mrs. Gawthorno reported for tho
Women's Auxiliary that thoy had
had ono organization and ono business meeting. They now had 21
members. An opon meeting for all
working women would bo held on
tho llth inst.; on Suturday they proposed to hold a sale of homo cooking for tho benefit of tho Defenso
Fund at 3 p.m.. and at 8 p.m. a
social to which all O. B. IJ. members
would be invited. It was a mistaken
idea of somo people thut the auxiliary was open only to women who
had men in tho 0. B. U. All working women wero eligible to membership.
Mrs. McCarthy roported that tho
mayor hud refused to accord tho auxiliary a lag day for tho benefit of
thc Defenso Fund, saying that ho
could not allow thd streets to bo used
for anarchist purposes. Ratios were
olso prohibited except for charitable
Mrs. Gawthorne aaid that thoy
were putting up a child's sweater
at 10 conts a ticket, ono of the best
ways of raising money. In Winnipeg
sho had seen $78.75 raised in that
Tho auxiliary was encouraged to
go ahead with the raffle and tho
mayor _ objections could be dealt
with at election timo.
The auxiliary also reported that
they oxpected to stand all thoir own
expenses after the period pf organization and relievo the council of an
expense on thoir account, but tho
council, by motion, decided to allow
them the uso of the half rent freo
and to pay for their advertising after Docombor 10.
Tho roquost of the F. L. P. for
a conference on action in the coining municipal elections was considered, and Delegates Mrs. McCarthy,
Messrs. Cameron, Casey and Dorry
wore elected as tho representatives
of tho council.
No more nominations having beon
mado for tho delegate to the 0. B.
U. convention, tho chair declared
nominations closed and the manner
of olection and arrangements discussed. It was ordered that tho nominee
receiving the highest vote be declared elected, the noxt highest to be
the alternate. That the election take
place at headquarters on Sunday, December 14, from 6 to 8:30 p.m., offl
eial ballots printed, and the poll
clerks and scrutineers be elocted.
Delegate Rose was appointed poll
clerk and Delegates Morse and Prescott scrutineers. No ballots to be issued to mombers more than one
month in arrears.
The communications from the B.
C. Fedorationist wore considered and
the assistant secretary instructed to
Deolgatos Cameron, Casoy and W.
Shaw wero elected to appear before
tho Social Service Commission at its
sittings in Princo Rupert on (Decembor 31.
The Fisheries and Water Products
Industrial unit reportod that they
would mce( on December 11 to elect
permanent officers and adopt the com
stitution and bye-laws.
Tho secretary-treasurer asked that
all. units submit the names of thoir
members to him to be placed on tho
mailing list of the B. 0. Federationist for the coming yoar. Some units
loft to retain the respective char
ters from the internationals. Where
the T. k L. Counoll gets its membership "larger than ever it had be*
fore" Ib a mystery.
Who is tho ltarf From this "metropolis of the north" as well as
from tho editorial sanctum of tho
Federationist, echo answers—Who!
A. 0. MORSE,
R. T. J. ROSE,
Members  Should  Study
World Conditions and
Follow Constitution
[By W. A. Alexander]
Tho Engineers and Mill Workers
unit of tho 0. B. U. have unanimously endorsed baving tho 0. B. U.
convention held in January as the
members consider it is vitally important that the convention should
be held as soon as possible.
Tho present system of allowing
several units belonging to one industry to carry on their businoss in
competition with each other is considered by members to bo a gravo
mistake and unless this iB rectified
at -ah early dato thoy consider it
will shortly load to jurisdictional
disputos between thoso various units
which will eventually split the organization asunder.
There aro still a few membors in
this unit as well as in all othor units of the 0. B. U. who havo not
yet grasped the idea of industrial
unionism as outlined in tho preamble
of the O. B. U. constitution, and who
Btill dosire to carry on business on
a craft basis. They seem to think
that the only reason for seceding
from tho A. F. of L. wos for the
purpose of saving the per capita
from going to tho other sido. They
cannot, or will not, realize tho fact
that conditions havo changed in capitalistic affairs sinco tho ending of
tho war and also in working class
affairs, which makes it imperative
for both,sides to get into hostile
camps for self-preservation.
Tho capitalistic group havo been
attempting to build up a One Big
Union of capitalists through tho
League of Nations, but apparently,
they cannot agree among themselves
and before long society may again
witness a spectacle of our civilized
and Christianized workers being
hurled against each other in another
gigantic war of destruction in order that certain groups of capitalists may be able to gain markets
for the products of thcir slaves, and
that the slaves may be kept employed in producing profits for thom, and
not forcod into open revolt on account of lack of employment.
Members of thc O. B. U. would do
well to study tho world's industrial
condition as it exists today and if
they possess tho power to reason thoy
must realizo that the workors must
be got together into such an organization as outlined in tho preamble
of tho 0. B. U. Tho outlook is very
dark, apparently capitalistic society
is approaching dismemberment, unemployment, anarchy and rapine are
rampant throughout tho world and
unless the forces of labor are organized on a class basis at a very early
dato a catastrophe of greator magnitude than the world haB over witnessed will surely take place.
Realizing these facts it almost
makes tho workers who are attempting to prevent thc threatened cat-
astropho from taking placo, lose
hopo, whon thoy find that certain
groups of workers within the 0. B.
U. aro. attempting to tako advantage
of othor groups in u similar manner
to tho various capitalistic groups.
From an economic point of viow
the causo of disagreement is tho
same in the camps of tho capitalists as it is in tho camps of tho
workers, thoy both desire markets,
tho capitalists for tho salo of the
products of their slaves and tho
workers for thc salo of their labor
power, and as thero are not sufficient markets for all, each group is
willing to fight to control tho market which it at present possesses.
One can understand tho capitalist
groups being willing to fight is they
do not do the actual fighting or suffering themselves, for simply by tho
use of their kopt press they can stir
up a patriotic spirit among their
slaves, who when necessity drives,
aro willing to go out and shoot down
their follow man providing tho government of thcir country makes the
shooting lawful and gives them a
meal ticket for doing so, but it is
hard to understand the psychology of
the workor who wants to fight his
fellow worker, who Is trying to make
his burdon lighter by bringing into
boing an organization that will prepare tho way by the education of
the workers to their class position
in society, for a now ordor, whon
want and fear of want will bo unknown and unemployment a thing of
the past.
This, however, can only be done
when production for profit has boen
eliminated and has been replaced by
a system of production for uso and
it is to this ond that we must organize. As tho majority of tho work,
ers in America have nothing to loso
in presont society but a job that
tbey do not own, and which they arc
soon liable to loso unless thoy aro
willing to work for less wages and
reduce their standard of living to
that of the industrial slave of th«|
Orient. It is, therefore, up to them
to commence doing some serious
thinking in order to seo if thoy cannot get down to a basis of understanding, for it Ib tho workers alone
who can bring order out of chaos
and this cannot bo done unless the
workers become organized on a elass
There will be no further meetings
of tho branches of this unit outsido
the eity until January, whon meetings will bo held as follows: Now
Westminster, 2nd and 4th Wednos-
were sending in their lists direct to
the newspapor, which was not tho
correct course. Ho also complained'
of the manner in which some receipts for duos were being issued.
Some membors wore being credited
with dues ahead, when there was no
record of tho intervening months being paid for.
Discussion followed, and it was decided that members joining on or
after tho 15th of any month would
not be charged dues for tbat month,
and that the secretary-treasurer procure tho receipts of tho mombers in
question and mako the necessary alterations,
The matter of providing educational reading mattor dealing with
current events was referred to the
library committee.
Mr. Barnard of the F, L. P, jras
then called on by the choir to address the meeting, and responded
with a brief and interesting address
on the topics of the day affecting
labor locally and internationally.
Adiournment waa taken at 11.10
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endeavor to get the Mill Workers
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Teachers   Wsnt   Equal
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Regardless of Sex
Tie talk at the National meeting
on Sanday night, thie week, wu of
a somewhat miscellaneous character,
soveral speakers dividing np the
hour between them, including Chairman J. H. Hogg, who, Irst of all,
had occasion. to introduce a lady
speaker from the ranks of the
teachers, with a special mission of
hor own. Comrade Hogg observed
that "We ought to be pleased and
happy that the teachers are coming
to our platform and tacitly admitting that their place is with us."
Miss Chosloy, a local teacher, said
that the teachers, or at loast a large
number of thom, felt that they were
a part of the working-erase of the
community. She had como to ask
for endorsation -of a petition promoted by the lady teachers, asking
"equal pay for equal work," regardless of the eex of the worker;
and sho pointed Out that the measure wes not only to apply to teachers, but to the workers in genoral.
Sho romarkod that the teachers were
not yet perfectly organized; at least,
theyx wore not yet affiliated to tho
trade unions—"but that's coining, I
think," she added. In any case,
they wished to do thoir part in jotting equitable conditions of pay for
oil willing workers. Sho also mentioned that another petition was on.
tho way, for mothers' pensions, but
was not yet ready; "tho men are
gotting it out, and they're sometimes a littlo slower than the
women."    (Laughter.)
In evcrjr country," said Miss
Cheslcy, "it's the working people
that do the thinking on' economia
questions." As a result of such
thinking, she remarked that an employer does not, in the ordinary
way, pay a man more than he is
ivorth; if a woman camo in and did
tho work for less than tho man displaced, the employer pocketed the
difference. Tho woman, in such a
case, was in faet playing the part of
a "scab." It was not tho woman
workor's fault; she was not organized, and consequently could not do
anything else.'
Miss Chesley recognized that tho
measure she advocated would bo
opposed by "inefficient workers in
thc labor market, who realized that,
if it went through, they would lose
their jobs. On the other hand, the
efficient woman-worker would have
her wages increased; and it was desirable that efficient workeri should
be employed, in any case.
As long as the capitalist class
could keep alive the prejudices of
sex, nationality, ete,, among tho
working class, 10 long would the
capitalists get the best of it While
such divisions wen maintained, ao
long would wars continue and the
capitalist olass flourish; aa soon1 as
tho workers caught tbe idea of universal brotherhood, wan would
Tho speaker ridiculed the argument that "a maa has a family to
support and a woman hasn't," and
therefore the man muat .be bettor
paid. Apart from the fact that men
had not always othors to support,
and women sometimes had, tho argument was simply a capitalist subterfuge which thoy altogether stultified
after putting it forward. If it were
aced on, the man with a big family,
being thus entitled to a bigger wage,
would be the real sufferer, since ho
would nover be employed. "If we
can make the employor pay what the
job is really worth, irrespective of
whother the work is done by a mat
or a woman, that's as far as we can
get till wo can change tho whole
Ernest Burns spoko brief ly on "A
Socialist's Viow of Vice and Crimo,"
his short address being prefaced with
tho chairman's suggestion thnt vice
is an effoct rather than a crimo, and
that every man and every woman is
the natural outcome of heredity and
environment. '
Comrade Barns admitted the importance of "future" salvation to
those who believed in it, and he
would not rob them of any consolation accruing from thoir bolief. He
was, howevor, concorned with salvation right here and now, and regarded the concerns of this world as of
supreme importance for the time being.
Socialists looked on society at
"somothing that it growing;" in
fait, an "organism." Today contained the potentialities of the future; presont socioty contained the
conditions of future society. Society
wu subject to constant evolution,
just at tho physical body was suid
to be subjoct to a complete change
of lta atoms in seven years' timo.
All the institutions of soolety, not
excluding religious ideas, were
grounded in tho economic situation.
While net insisting that tho one, In
overy individual particular, sprang
directly from the other, tbo speaker
maintained that thoro was, at loast,
constant action and roaction between
the two,
"Vices and crimes nre tho oat-
ward symptoms of tho diseased condition of society—evidences of the
conflicting forces which are working
in society." In presont socioty, men
went into any business because thoy
could mako a profit by so doing;
they acted in accordance with this
basic motivo. Socialists wanted to
change tho fundamental basis of society—to produco goods to servo social noeds, and not to sell. Under
such chango conditions, none would
bo ongagod in a business whoso effect was to demoralize his fellows,
becauso thore would be no proflt to
bo gninod by ao doing.
Vlcos and crimes wero not the result ot the Innate dopravity of human boings, or the spontaneous "cut-
sedncss" of human nature. Thoy
were duo to the faet that the intorest of the-Individual wu antagonistic to tho interest of the community as a whole.      ,
In conclusion the speaker urged on
his hearers that only by united action could they extricate thomsolves
from tho conditions that exist today,
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Workers Are Bobbed at
the Point of Produc-  .
tion Only ;
The p. P. of 0. meeting at the'
Emprest Theatn Ult Sunday evening wu addressed By Comrade Lei-
tor, the aubject being "Value."
Comrade Marshall occupied the
chair, and in hii introductory remark! itated that there, wu, everywhero, evident the need for itudy
of the buie priaciplei of Socialism
among the memberi of the working
clan, and itated that lt wu aot de-
aired nor expected that tht poiltlon
Uid down by any Soclaliit ipeaker
ihould bo on the fact of it accepted, bnt that Investigation by every
individual hearer wu looked for. He
announced tkat thia wu tht fint
part of an extended lecture covering two Sundays to be delivered by
Comrade Leitor.
Comrade Leitor opened by itating
that capitalism tho world over today found itself tied in a knot. The
capitalist class itai no longer lure
of tho seourity of itl position. All
capitalist countries were now able
to produoe mon values than in prewar times.
Instancing Brazil, the ipeaker said
the usual development had taken
place in that country in market location, and tho further and natural
result had been attained, that whereas tho exporting capitalist countries
had, in tho early years of its history, found a market in Brazil, they
now found her an exporting country in competition for the sale of
the same merchandise. Increased
capitalist development and what waa
known u improvement, meant for
the workeri only increued misery.
Comrade Lestor instanced shoes-and
shoemakers u illustrating his viewpoint. The machinery- of capitalism
had firat concentrated and developed on the banks of rivers, thii being due to the ready access to water
power. Social production and its essential division of labor was shown
by the necessary tanning, cutting,
curing, stitching, smoothing, and all
the essential processes being gone
through by groups of shoemakers, instead of by individuals, with the re*1
suit that in a given time more values
wore shown as the result of an
amount of Ubor of a given duration,
of time.
ing to its own speedy destruction.
Its wealth wu being produced in
quantity enormously greater thaa its
rule of distribution enabled it to consume. The Socialist'i -work wu to
educate his fellow men. When tho
reins ot power fell to tho worken,
the machinery of wealth produotlon
would fall to their use, and distribution become harmonous with production. The harmony of co-opera-
tion .would displace the present anarchy of exchange. Hiitory had bequeathed thli task to the working
Russell on the
Witness Stand
Co-operation, however, meant accumulation, and when intensified, ac-!
cumulation meant a glut of values
in. the shape of. eommoditiea to be
sold on the market   The worker^'
of today in the shoe factories were,',
in a worse condition than the shoe-, h
makers of one hundred yoars ago,"
said the ipeaker. Concerning profits,,
the speakor said the capitalist die}
not make profits by buying cheap])!
and. selling dear. All good! wore „
bought and sold at their value. Yet
the worker wu aot robbed in the
sale of hii labor-power. In buying, \
labor-power at ita. commodity Value
and selling the product of labor at
its value and reaping a proflt on the
transaction, the capitalist privateer
performed the eonjiiring trick of
tho system of wealth production and
distribution in oporation today. Tho
worker belonged to tho master during the work period, and tho pro-
duot of his labor bolonged to him
also. While tho worker received tho
valuo of his labor-power as a commodity, tho master received, upon
the sale of tho product of labor, a
value greater than he had beea required to pay tho worker. He wu
not paying the worker for labor but
for labor power, whioh ia use, produced commodities of value greater
than its own. The workeri were
therefore unable to buy baek at any
given time, the values they had created, and since profits could not be
realized until goods wore sold, tho
profit system of wealth produetion
veto from time to timo endangored
through the disparity existing between production and distribution.
The economic factor wu always
fundamental. That wu, briefly, the
meaning of the materialist interpretation of history. Capitalism had had
iti root growth in Great Britain. Iti
development had caused her to flght
the (Dutch, the Spaniard!, and the
French for control of the sea. Tho
recent war had ostensible been for
Domocracy, but was really a bloodletting for capitalist stagnation.
Somctimos markots were relentlessly
forced by armed might. In such
cases the officers of religion and the
missionary, in blazing a commorcial
trail, were too slow to meet tho insistent need of advancing civilization to extond its frontiers, France,
Britain, U. S. A., Qermany and Jap-
ion of
an had, during tho Boxer periot
her history, forced their policies upon China. Upon the plea of equal
franchise, Britain had engaged In
the Boer war and capitalism had secured the oxpansion required for it
in South Africa. Yet what was then
a markot merely, was now a competitor u in tho caso of Brazil. In tho
same wny, Germany had required expansion of hor economio bordon. Despite appearances of national antagonism, the mutual needs of capital,
ist nation! were thowa recently,
when tht Allies had refrained from
dismembering Germany after overpowering that country. Tho reason;
was that sho wu a border country
to Bussia, and might bo used to the
disadvantage of the Bolsheviki who
were avowedly hostile to capitalism
and all ita horrors of human suffering and destitution. The procest of
international bargaining by whick
Italy's side in the war had been dot
termined was outlined by the speakor. Hor choico hod been determined
by hor material needs, She had sold
herself to the highest biddor. -,
Trouble for the muter elass Uyi
la tho aeodod eolation of the many
port war probloms. The Bolshoviki
made the vaunted peace a farce. One
half of Austria'! population wen
threatened immediately with starvation. The activltlei of U. S. A. la
Mexico, and of Japan ia China were
parallel cues, and tht two main
groups of capitalist finance were involved Ib the entire world tangle,
juggling for place and position. Suoh
solutions of the immediate problems
of tho systom as wore at any time
found, alwayi proved to be but momentary. Karl Marx had announced
in tht yoar 1871 that the annexation of Alsace-Lorraine by Gormany
meant that anothor war must tako
place and that Franco would be
thrown into the arms of Bussia. The
truth of that economio forecast had
boen demonstrated. Capitalism had
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ulterior motive, but was fought for
dhe right ot collective bargaining.
The eight accused men he pointed
out, belonged to different political
organizations, and differed greatly
i» political Ideas. He itdted that
(he real seditious conspiracy was
tke plan to deport the atrlke lead?
1. jere, and that the government was
nVrong ia suppressing tho newt
about Russia, claiming that the
.ruth Bhould be published aad the
objectionable features, tt any, met
<Ktth reason, aad Rusaia allowed to
uWork out her own salvation,
ii;Russell then took this witness
hbx and orown Counsel objeoted to
evidence regarding disputes with
railway employees, and formation
of union among metal workers, depreciation ot dollar, reduction In
wages, and Increase In cost ot living, because they were irrelevant.
Mr. Cassldy replied that tbe strike
grew wholely out ot such causes.
Mr. Bird said the resolutions
against orders in council and with
drownl of troops (rom Russia were
legitimate resolutions. Rusiell said
he carried out tbo instructions of
the machinists organization and
trades council ln these matters.
Justice Metcalf said no resolutions
read to him thus (ar were seditious.
The question was as to whether
seditious motivo lay behind them.
Russell said he bad no connection
with the mine workers convention
and spoke once only at the Calgary
convention. He did not know many
ot the persons whose letters were
admitted as evidence against him.
and had not been at 'ho places from
which they were written. He said
there was no seditions conspiracy
and that there waa conflict o( Ideas
politically among tho eight that the
-strike had no seditious background,
and that the Walker Theatre meeting was a protest sgslnst existing
conditions, and that sympathetic
strikes are never called unless on
principle. He stated that collective
bargaining was atlll refused by the
metal tradea employers and that tbe
One Big Union was a result ot machine trades union politics, aad the
development ot capitalism. He had
never advocated bloody rovolution
but always advocated the education
of the workers. The feeling Is that
Andrews has made a fizzle of the
prosecution. When he was ember
raased today he demanded order in
the court room. The Judge replied, "I
have not seen any disorder here.*'
Under cross examination by Mr.
Andrews, Russell stated that Socialists owe allegiance to the workors of tho world, who are tho victims ot tlieir environment, and sub
mlt to tho government ln all countries. He Btated that tbo workera
hoped (or a real Intornatlonlllam as
the capital waa international. He
denied emphatically tbe overt acts
with which he waa charged, and his
ireadiness with replies to questions
; asked clearly demonstrated that he
l:nd no reason to (ense with the
'.prosecution. He said that he did
not conspire with others to estab-
. llsh a Soviet torm ot govornment,
and that the strike committee had
ursuped no powers of the government. When Mr. Andrews askod
Russell If the Socialists closed tneir
meetings by singing the national anthem, he replied no, neither do the
Methodists. This causod some considerable laughter ln the court
ii He stated there are no left or
right wings ln the Socialist party
as BUggeited by Mr. Andrews; tho
paity never waB banned by the government He said he had not prop-
ogated an unlawful general atrlRo.
The vote ot the workers decided the
Btrike; that the strike committee
urged law and order and the Firemen's union offered a life-saving
crew; this was refused by the city
council. The strikers held no parades. All parades were held by
returned soldiers. The conferences
between civic, provincial, Dominion
authorities and strikers provod
there wss no Soviot established, and
labor controlled the labor party only. He said the postal employees
were not called out; tbey walked
out at a result of their own vote.
He took ths position that ths workers are wage slavei and must under-
Bird said present charge would be
laughed out of court la England,
and that collective bargaining was
the only Issue ot the strike, and
lt was expected the threat ot strike
would gala this. When solitarily ot
labor had been proven by the strike
the men had offered tb go baok to
distribute bread and milk, and
their offer was jumped at by the
city council and cards Issued to protect these worken.
Rusell Is meeting all/attacks o(
crown counsel with great success,
and Just warming up to bis Job alter eighteen hours on the stand. The
more he gets tbe better he likes It.
As he has nothing to hide, the
promptness of his replies flabbergast the opposition.
Startling: Evidence Is
Produced at Peg: Trial
by Counsel for Defense
(Continued trom page one)
come over to 691 Camblt aad you
will hear more. Today at the court
room I was told that thty will deport me if I will not go to Winnipeg. I said all right. Toa know
they only gavo me one cup of tea
without sugar in 24 houn. Rotten
system and barbarle treatment they
use for me. But, my brother,-I have
promlied to myself to itay where I
am. Uven if they starve me to death.
I once done wrong, being forced, but
not again.
"Youn for Socialism and better
'' (Sgd.)  HABBT DASKALUK. •'
On Monday evidence which gave
every indication of bio* was given
by Sergeant W. H. McLaughlin, secret service agent for the Boyal
North Wost Mounted Police. The
witneas tried to convince tht Jury
that a concerted effort had been
mado to overthrow tht govornmont
but his responses came so slowly
and the allegations so preposterous
that they had littlo vitalizing effect
on the progress of the nriul.
B. E. Bray came in for the big
ahare of the blame attached to the
strike leaden, tke witness stating
that Bray said the strike would end
in a flght and that when it would
come the strikers would seize guns.
A ripple of laughtor went over the
court room as the witnoss attempted
to spur himself on to tell hii story
without showing embarrassment.
In the belief that the trial would
not end before New Tears' Day,
counsel for the dofense will make a
requeit to Justice Metcalfe for a
three-day adjournment at Christmas.
The defonse will ask that the jiiors
be aworn to silence and allowed to
spend the holiday at their homes,
Bussell is tho flrst witness of
twenty who are expected to be called for the defenso.
Criticised Oovernment
Sergeant McLaughlin stated that,
despite the promise mado aftor his
release from Stony Mountain that ht
would not take part directly or indirectly in the itrikt, Qcorgo Armstrong criticized tht government.
Mr. McMurray, counsel for the defenso, objocted to the admission of
such testimony but was ovcrrulod.
I alwayi thought that a man
could lay anything he pleases so
long as he used decent language, Mr.
McMurray laid, in commenting
upon stutomontt alleged to havo
boon mado by Armstrong. A. J.
Andrew! stated that it took a big
man to do that, Mr. McMurray said,
'' Woll I am a bigger man than you
aro, Mr. Andrews."
Said Oovernment Spineless
W. A. Pritchard was charged by
Sorgt McLaughlin wilh huving said
that thoso who live by the sword
perish by the sword, referring to tho
citizens' o'omuiittco. The witnoss
said that he had been raked over
the eoali for having boon duped by
the itrikt leaden. From this point
he reeountod incidents in which
Bray is allogod to have iigurod. Ue
charged Bray with having said that
the Union Oovernment were "spino-
lcss, animated ninnies" end that
thoy should resign. He also stated
that William Iveni stid at Logan
Park, Juno 1, that the governmont
was tryiug to starve tho labor mon
lato submission, bnt that there
would bo no starvation while thore
was food in Winnipog.
Befereooe was also made to raids
which wcro planned in the north
end of tho city, but whioh failed
owing to the striken having been
advised in advance.
Commouting on Mr. Armstrong's
alleged statement, aftor leaving
Stony Mountain, Mr, McMurray
stated that ho had boen goaded into
making it.
Bird Scores Citizens
J. E. D(rd, counsel for the dofenso, will try to show to the jury
that ooncortod effort wus made by
tho citizens' committee ns earlv as
that All Heaps and Queen worked
wholehoartedly on behalf ef tht
strikors so that troublt would bt
prevented during the itrikt.
That Armstrong, BuaatU sad
Johns were labor ualoniita, thl latter not having beta in the tity doing the atrike at aay tlmt. That
Bray was the chairman of tht returned soldien who wen la sympathy with the itriken. That Ivens
was an idealist working for tht
moral betterment of thou with
whom he became associated.
Hi will further ihow that trade
unionism stands ia tha same relation
to the social order of thingi ss a political rathir thaa a communist organization.
He will Anally represent to tht
court and jury tht right . which
every labor maa hat to belong to a
labor union. ...
Publie interest la tht result of the
trial has been oa tht want the past
tta dayi owing te the lack of ovidence oa the part ef witaesm for
.the crown to bring oat anything
that would ttat to ahow that ind
revolution had beta planned er that
the itriken were willing te resort
to armi ia east then wu laager of
losing. Ont point was demonstrated
conclusively that tbt eltlseni' eommittu had employed methodi which
wen moit unfair ia order that tht
labor movement he iljund la. tha
elty ngardltM ot what taliery It
might caun te ths homes of tha
Publii inttreit Is eeatnl upon tkt
witnesses for tht defense became of
the startling facts that will bt
brought out by witntaiet who an
to be callod by the attsraeyi for
the defense.
Strike Leaders Arrested
and Workers' Councils Abolished
,Bcrlin.—As. if to notify tkt world
that there nevor was, so Met he it
concorned, a Oerman 'revolution,
Noske, on the eve of its anniversary,
arrested the itrike leaden of the
Berlin metal worken, aad declared
the Institution of Workon' Council!
abolished. This haa beea for a long
time oxpected, and from now onwards the industrial organisation of
the Berlin proletariat and their political revolutionary work will havo
to be withdrawn underground and
continuo to exist illegally. It is not
yet certain if the shop stewards in
the motal industry will be able to
continue a legal existence.
It looki, therefore, as if tht lait
remnants of Germany's so-called
revolution are disappearing snd the
land openly ruled by the same military camarilla . . Things would
look black wert it not for the fact
that the bankruptcy, famine and
economic collapso of Germany makes
it impossible for Noske with his machino guns to maintain a dictatorship indefinitely. (From M. Phillips
Price's special correspondence to tho
London "Dnily Horald.")
Co-operative Wins Debate
Much interest was abowa at the
meeting of the Federatod Labor
Party Debating Club last Saturday
ovoning whon the subjoct, "Ro-
'veil that tho co-operative movement is an asset to the community,"
was debated. Messra. Hubbard and
Watts of tho Vancouver Co-operative Socioty took the affirmative,
und Comrados Butt and Mclnnes of
the F. L. P. Club the negative. The
subjoct wai woll debated by both
siilcs, but tho "coup." had the best
of it and thoy got tbe decision on
The subjoct to bo debatod next
Saturday ovening is, "Resolved
that thore can bo no peace on eurtb
and goodwill toward men undor tho
prosent competitive systom." Tho
F. L. P. Dobating Club moots ovory
Snturday evening in tho Labor
Party rooms, 510 Dominion Building,
at 8 p.m.
Tho position may be accepted that
a mnn works best whon ho is'work-
ing on his own initiative. Work tension, in (uct, is for the majority of
men highest whon the workman is
a volunteer, on a job that appeals'
to him, and is working for a gain
which, whilo his own, ii also advantageous to his fellows. Work tension
is least, wo can suppose, when all
theso motives are absent—as most
of them are from capitalism ih oither
its privato or bureaucratic form."
Tho Now Age.
People of Caucasia Suffering from Activities of
Volunteer Army
A protest agalnit Denikin aal Ua
atrocities has beta ssnt to tht At
Un by the parliament of tht unioa
of tht peoplei of North Caucasia.
It declares that Dinikia wiihei te
niton it to a etntral Hussion gov»
ernment, aal has placed ia comtatal .
"reactionary generals of tht Tsaritt
This is a sentence from it tkat
tht atroetty-staaten will aot publish
became, la reality, they an aal
moved If atrocities at all: "The
volunteer army passed witk ttt aal
iword, laaviag ia ita tract tkt ruiaa
of fair villagei sal tke bitter re-
mtmbranct of executions, pillaging
'lost, womta violated, aal as*
qUM defied."
Thi report ion ea to say tkat
tke people ot ttt Oaatasus kave data sgaiast DMikia, "preferring te
die aalar tkt aativa skin ofCe*
tatb la the Itftut tf thalr hems*
their liberty, aal tktlr laitptai-
enet," aal that tk«y "wUl contl.at
with tha ate of arms te eleaan the
territory of tht lavaden." Tke Anal
solemn aitnnaee is this: "Then
will bt ao peace la thew territoritt
which will become the arcaa m
bloody tod continuous battles," until "the day tho republican territory
has been cleared of the voluntett
army."—Bamsey McDonald in Oil*
gow Forward.
Our Illusions Shattered
Any feeiingi of complacency whilt
people may havt about popular tie-
cation in tho United Statei ara givta
a rude shock by flguroi recently
published by ont of tht faculty M
Boston University. It appean tkat
18 per eent. of tha ohildren do act
go to ichool at all, and that af tha
remaining 81 ptr cent, a large proportion are ia industrial, icetarlaa
and private schools. Whore, tkea,
the discerning professor reasonably
asks, it the common school, tht meet*
ing plaee for all ,poor and rich togethor, and the boasted nursery foi
American democracy! — Chriitiaa
Science Monitor.. .'
A cooperative university or "last itute" it aow operating la Moscow, under the auspices of the Moscow Unioa of Co-opentlve Credit
Societiei. The object ii to educate
qualified workeri for cooperative
business and propaganda, Entrants
are required to possets a previous
high school education. Several hand-
red applications have already beta
Matt Christie, the well-knows
miner o( Nanalmo, is acting aa
agent for the B. C. Federatlonist
(or the getting of subscribers aat
renewals la tbat district.
Three Now Tork women were oea^
tencod te ten days in the workhoun
reeently fer organising a strikl
against rent hogs. It wu clasitiM
ai a conspiracy.
Bome.— Professor Mussolini, futurist leader, and Slgnora Mnrinottf
and Vocchi, radical leaders, wtrt la
dieted at Milan for allege*
conspiracy to soizo the govornment
and for forming aa association te
incite disorders, rebellion and thl
accumulation of arms and ammuai
Brussels, Belgium.—Returns on thl
recont elections show a trcmendooi
gain by tha socialist! who rectlvef
a total of 844,490 votes,' while thl
Catholics, horotoforo the dominant
party, received only 618,805. Thl
liborals woro third with 300,483; thl
Christian democrats got 48,107; tki
front party, 42,178; tho middle clam
party, 88,543, and the national n
gonorationists, 14,438,
Pittsburgh, Pa.—Plans for the eel"
rying on of the steel strike during
the winter and renowod efforts ta
further close up tho already cripple*
mills who have some men at work
wore to be formulated at a confer
ence begun hore of tho memberi ol
tht national committee in oharge ol
the steol strike.
Now Tork.—"Shocking and indt
fonsible" profits ranging as high ai
2,000 per cont. were made by eoal
ownen In 1017, declared former See
rotary of tha Treasury McAdoo ll
a telegram to Fuel Administrate!
Garfield, who ll urged not to permll
tho coal ownen to shift wage ia PAGE EIGHT
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FBIDAT. December -It, 1»19
Grocery Specials
For Two Weeks, Commencing Friday, December 19th
The following items arc typical of thc way we sell
groceries. Compare the prices and figure out the possible
savings—say in one week. You will be surprised at the
results. Our Self-Serving, Non-Dclivcry plan eliminates
all unnecessary expenses, and enables us to sell at prices
which are positively the lowest in thc city;
Sun Maid   Seedless
Bovril, 2-oz., 33c; 4 oz., 63c;
8-oz. : fl.10
Johnston's Fluid Beof, 16-o'z.
size  ....95c
Del Monte Sweet Corn, per
tin  ;....21c
Bovril Cordial, 16-oz. bot...86c
Sunlight Soap, per bar 7c
Woodward's Better Tea, per
lb .Mc
Woodward's Extra Choice Tea
per lb 46c
Woodward's Fine Tea, lb,„42c
Fine Dessicated Cocoanjit,
lb .-..33c
Cadbury's Bournvillo Cocoa,
half pound tin  45c
Cadbury 's Bournvillo Cocoa,
quarter-lb, tin  - 26c
Cow Brand Soda, pkt 8c
Empress Baking Powder, per
pkt 19c
Quaker   Tomatoes,   2%lb.
size tin 17'/»c .
Magic  Baking   Powder,   per
pkt 26c
Eggo   Baking   Powder,   per
pkt 25c
Toilet Paper, per roll 6c
Benson's Corn Starch, pkt„13c
Ontario Pure Honey, 5-lb. pail
for „-..r.|1.92
EPumpkin, 2%-lb. size....iic"|
. C. Honey, 16-oz. bottles..43e
Dromedary Golden Dates, per
pkt.   „ 28c
Excelsior Golden'Dates,   per
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Sun Maid Seeded Raisins,
15oz. pkt 21c
Whito Navy Beans, lb 7c
Citron Peel, per lb 66c
I Cream of Wheat, pkt. ..20c I ■
Lemon Pool, lb 40c
Orange Peel, lb 40c
Propared Corn Starch, per
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Libby Tomato Soup, tin lie
Jello   Powders   (all   flavors),
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Del Monte Peaches, (sliced),
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Del Monte Apricots, tin ....30c
Blue Hibbon Ten, lb 65c I
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EJaglo Brand Lobster, quarter-
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Eagle Brand Lobster, half-lb.
tin .67c
Boscdale Pineapple, tin ...,20c
Finest Loose Currants, lb...27c
Dol . Monte   Pineapple  Juice,
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Quart Bottles Ginger Wino 65c
Qt. Bot. Creme de Mcnthe..55c
Quart Bottle Port Wine 46c
IKaspberry or Strawberry
Jam, Quaker Brand, 4-lb.
tin tor $1.05
Lipton's Orange Label Tea,
lb, :._ .64c
Lipton's 'Decorated Toa, 2-lb.
tins  i. $1.46
All Spieo, Block Pepper, Cinnamon, White Pepper, por
tin 10c
Pure Cream of Tartar, half-lb.
tins 47c
Nabob Currants, per pkt...24c
Seasonable Specials from the Fruit Department
Jap Oranges, psr box 93c   I    Filberts, per lb 40c
Juicy Oranges, per doz 33c   I    Almonds, per lb.  .460
Soft Shell Walnuts, lb 36c   |    Jonathan Apples, 8 lbs 25c
Lots of Sensations at
Perjury Trial in City
(Continued from Page 1)
If Edison la unbusinesslike
laough to sell poured houses for a
Uttle more thsn tkey eost, tkat is,
fir considerably lest thta frame
houses cut, he will do something to
lower the cost of living. May the
Lord deliver ui soon from "sound
kasiaen" and "busineu as usual!
!    i   —
The Exploiting System
• a"'*
la the Pocket Book,
■  •. •   #
That'i a weak spot
Where the blow always hurts.
• •   •
It ean be done by spending
• '•   •
Tour Hard-earned Dollara
• •   •
In a working-class
• •   •
Owned and controlled business
• •   «
Instead of with institutioaa
• •  •
That are owned by people
t   •   •
Who favor Capitalism
a   .   .
And whose profits are used
• a   .
To help keep the workers
• •   •
In ignorance and slavery.
a .-a   a
Quit financing exploiters
• •   •
And boost the
• *   •
Co-operative Commonwealth
.   .   .
By joining the
41 Pender Street West
Phoae Bey. 493
0. B. U. Discusses
Amalgamation Plans
(Continued trom page 1)
although two manufacturer! wore
supplying cards for the 0. B. U.
thoy-could not keep up with the' do-
maud, and thnt if supplies were on
hand, ovor 40,000 card cases would
have been distributed. He said that
tho O. B. V. throughout the coun-
try was steadily growing; and that
it was difficult to get sufficient but-
tons 8s well as card easel,
It was decided, in view of tho
holidays, to forego any council meeting for the next two weeks, the noxt
meeting to be held on January 8.
Oreat Show for Christmas Week
'Pollyanna," the latest theatrical triumph direet from an Eastorn
run, iB the extraordinary attraction
secured for Christmas week by tho
Empress management. Greator than
The Cindrella Man," and second
to nono as a box office attraction,
this wonderful play is sure to tako
Vancouver by storm.- The Eastern
critics spoke of it as tko modern
Cindrella, and the fact that hundreds wcro turned away at every
performance for months during tbe
big Now Tork run is sufficient proof
of Its hypnotic powers. Edythe Elliott will bc seen as the wonderful
Pollyanna, who captivates tho hearts
of the audienco from tho very beginning of this beautiful play until
the finish. Everyone should secure
their scats now for Pollyanna will
be a record as a drawing card.   "*
Defenie Committee to Meet
In viow of tho Liberty -Bond campaign being extended until January
15 by lbe Winnipeg defenso committee, tho locnl committee will meet
tonight (Friday) in the Fedorationist office. All membors aro urged to
attend, as business of great importance will be brought before the
Tho number of unemployed in
Vancouver is steadily increasing. A
liko situation exists throughout tho
whole of Canada.
You will find our stock replete with all that
is new in styles and fabrics at prices reasonable
consistent with high quality and goocl tailoring.
o 'clock   in  the - morning—also    at
Kelt's pool room."
Counsol: "Did you have conversation with 'Dourasoff about Buta-
Witness: "Mr. Dourasoff didn't
know Mr. Butaeff till July thia
Counsel: "What do you sny as to
Dourasoff's statoment that he wns at
Butueff's pool room overy night
from the 1st of June TV
Mr. Keid: /'Now-he wants him to
repeat that answer in nnother
form." The court now supported
Mr. Rubinowitz, and witnoss replied:
"If he went there, ho would know
Butaeff; ho wouldn't ask me who
he was."
Mr. Rubinowitz: "Dourasoff said
he wont to Butaeff's pool room frequently, saw him in April and May
and perhaps Juno, and saw Chekoff
and Zukoff at Butaeff's pool room,
distributing newspapers, holding
forth about Bolshevism, and so on.
What do you say to thatt"
Witnoss: "I usod to go round
with Dourasoff ull tho timo, and I
never see him go there"
Counsel: "How was Butaeff's
name introduced in your conversation with Dourasoff?"
Witness: "I hud some trouble
with Butaeff; and I mentioned Butaeff's namo to Dourasoff."
Mr. Reid now rose and showed
witness a aumuscript with which
Dourasoff had associated him.
Witness: "Never seen that bofore. He lying liko a dog." Witness added something further, evidently not complimentary to Dourasoff, and apparently much, relished by
some in tho crowd.
Mr. Beid (hotly): "Look at this
letter, and keep your epithets to
yourself." Then ho added: "I suggest that Kcnkofi" showod that paper
to him in Deakoff's houso) and asked him to translate."
Witnoss:   "Nover."
Mr. Rubinowitz now hold out his
hand for the paper,
Mr, Roid (refusing): *' What
Mr. Rubinowitz: "I want to use
it in re-oxamination."
Mr. Roid (boorishly): "Wait till
ro-examination comes.'.' He, however, handed.the papor to the clerk
to be marked for identification.
Mr. Rubinowitz: "I don't objoot
to it going as an exhibit.'' Tho magistrato ruled, howover, that it had
not boen sufficiently connected with
tho cose; and there was some-further
talk as to how it should be translated.
Mr. Reid: "You wroto a lotter to
Dourasoff bofore jjoing to Anyox f"
Witnoss:  "Yes;"
Mr, Boid: "Tho lotter produced
hero the last day!"
WitnoBs:  "I want to seo it.
Mr, Roid: "Oh! I see you're very
anxious. You wroto to Dournsoff after going to Anyox, and the leitor
camo buck!"
Witness: "I received that letter
from Dourasoff. This is It—"
Mr. Bold (interrupting): I don't
wnnt any address to the jury. Just
answer tho question."
Witnoss started to explain matters
and Mr. Bubinowitz interposed in
his bohalf.
Mr. Beid (to counsel) "I know.
You are giving evidence." After
further wordy warfare, it appeared
that there yoro throe letters in question and that two did not come back.
Witness could not tell thc dnte of
tho third.
Mr. Reid then nskod witness whon
he was last in Butaeff's pool room.
Witness said ho was never in Butueff's pool room at all. Ho appeared
anxious to explain that ho had troublo with Butaeff a yoar and n half
ago, and certain condition of affairs
followed. Mr. Roid seemed equally
anxious to muzzle him. Thon witness
turned eagerly to tho magistrato
with: "Mr. Judge, I see JDourasoff
nearly every day—"
Mr. Reid (interrupting): "Shows
how fair and unprejudiced tho witness it."
Still witness continued earnestly
explaining against counsel's opposition, till the magistrato called a
Mr. Rubinowitz: "My friend Mr.
Reid has describod this as a letter—" " J
Mr. Beid (again interrupting): "I
never describod it as a letter at all."
The magistrate wearily indicated
that to him it was just tho samo
"by any other namo;" and witness
now left tho box, still excitedly protesting against not being allowed to
tell his Btory, part of which seemed
to bo that Dourasoff was a familiar
handler of "prescriptions" and was
in fact a chronic "drunk." His disgust with his old-time "frioitd"
seined to be equaled by Dournsoff's
resentment toward himself under the
changed circumstances. Finally Mr.
Reid sprang up in a furious effort
to scare .the witness into silence—
"or I'll put you where the dogs
won't bark at you,, mighty-quick,"
ho shouted. Tho large audienco were
evidontly delighted at the turn of
John 'Dcakoff was a new witness
in the caso, although his name was
already familiar from frequent mention, . Ha. stated that ho lived with
his wife and family at 300 Hastings
Streot, and Chekoff and Zukoff stayed at his house for a considerable
period prior to their arrest in July.
He had never known cither of them
to receivo or distribute or havo Russinn newspapers in his house, aa alleged, or even to be ablo to read
Russian. "Chokoff can't read Russian," he added; "he is Asatinian."
Mr. Rubinowitz asked as to tho
alleged conversations about Bolshevism, etc., in his house.
Witness:   "That's not true."
Counsel: "Could Chekoff speak
ono hour with Russian people?"
Witness:   "No."
"Did you over receive Russian
newspapers or givo them out?"
"No."     i
You would see the rooms of Che*
koff andZukofr!"
"What as to the possibility of
thcir bringing' Russian newspapers
into your house'?".'
"If there, I would have leen
"Wore thoro ever auy   Russians
holding mooting in your houso?"
•  "No."
"Russians in your houae discuss
ing revolution?" *
"Russians coming to your house
at all?"
"Never used to come."
"What aro you, yourself?"
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cuffs and pockets, and are
fiinished with silk girdle,
—Second Floor.
675 OranviUe Street
Sey. 3540
much with Bussians in Voncouveft"*
"You sleep in your houae!"
"What about the possibility df
Chekoff running a gambling houMt
between IS at night and 0 in the
Mr. Rdd objected; and Mr. Bubinowitz changed the question to
cover the possibility of Chekoff or
Zukoff being out of the houso between those hours.
Witness repudiated tho suggestion, saving, "We locked tho doors
at 12 o'clock."
Mr. Rubinowitz: "Dourasoff says
bo used to get these newspapers for
Mr. Reid objected; objection sus
Mr. Rubinowitx: "Dourasoff
swore that at your houso, on 29th
April, Chekoff had a bundle of prohibited newspapers from Seattlo."
Mr. Beid again objected. Objection sustained, magistrate remarking: "Ho says he never had thom
at any timo!"
Mr. Bubinowitz: "Any meeting
at your house on April 29, or any
other date?"
Witness: "No; we not Russians."
Counsel: '' Dourasoff says you
wore there."
Witness: '' That's not true.''
Neither did witness know Porflrie,
etc., nor had he heard the alleged
talk about the Canadian court-
Counsel: "Was there any meeting in your house, (wbon anybody
spoko about tho Soviet convention
iu Now York city?"
Witnoss (frowning): "We never
interested in thoBo things."- An additional remark caused some laughter in court.
Counsel:   "Ever hear Chekoff or
No better
IN fitting the new Removable
Bridge I tell mr patients that
no better way of replacing lost
teeth 1b possible—and I mesn juit
thtt. For this method has io
mnny advantages that the highest
denlul authorities do nut hesitate
to endorse it as the latest advance of dental science.
?'or inatance, in a situation where  !
wo or three of the last grinding  )
teeth are missing on one aide of  .,
either of the jams an ordinary bridge
fa not possible. Usually the patient
loses  tbe   use  of  both   jaws   on   ■
that aide, because when tbe teeth  j
en one jaw are gone those on tbe  ij
otber are  rendered  useless.    The   ;
Removable  Bridge may be  fitted
In this situation.
This Is but one of the many caaea   I
where thia new denture Is far in   t
advance of any otber method of ,
replacing lost teeth.   Let me explain.
Dr. Lowe
Pint Dentistry
Phoaa Bey. 6444
Opposite Woottward'i
anybody sey they would bring about
a revolution in Canada?"
Witnoss:    "No."
"Hear Chekoff say it was up to
;the workers to overthrow tho Canadian Govornment?"
Interpreter: "He wants to know,
in what language was Chokoff talking; because he couldn't talk Russian. ''
Counsell: "Dourasoff says he had
many conversations in your house regarding labor, ete.i'
Witness:    "That's not .true."
"Ever hear Chokoff say ho was
a member of tho Russian Workers'
Union?" •
"No."     •
"What was Zukoff doing ot tho
timo of his arrest?"
"Ho was a partner in a fishing
At about, this point there was
somo more hilarity among the
crowd, who apparently enjoyed the
witness's simple and mntter-of-fact
replies. Mr. Roid thereforo reprimanded tho magistrate for allowing
this, aggrievedly remarking, "This
is supposed to bo a court 'of justice!"
Mr. Rubinowitz thought tho magistrate might bo trusted to mind
his own business, and continued:
"Did you ever honr Zukoff tell Dournsoff he was a member of the Russian Workers' Union?"
Witness: "I don't think any of
I these men belong to any such organization; because they don't understand it." He added: "The
only timo he saw Zukoff at rajuho uso
was vtt-en ho made a collection for
a sick womnn,"
Counsell: "Did you ever know
Zukoff to go under the name of
Witness:   "No; Boris Zukoff."
Mr. Bubinowiti! now referred to
tho manuscript before mentionod:
'' Did you ever nsk Dourasoff to
translate that song?"
Witness: "If I'd wanted to translate it, I've got a daughter that
could translato it."
Mr. Reid now apparently wished
to substitute ©ecieroff's name, ultimately arriving at the suggestion
that witness asked Dccteroff to read
it and Dourasoff to translate it.
Witness replied "No," an cither
Mr. Rubinowitz: "It's suggested
that this piece of paper was found
in your house. Did you ever put it
Witness: "Oh! no. They told me
that he never found anything
"Any Russian newspapers found
in your house at the time of tho ar:
"Socialist writings, revolutionary
books, or anything of that kind?"
'■'Why should I have books in tho
houso if thero was nobody that could
rend them?"   (Laughter.)
"At the time of the strike what
wero you doing!"
"Working." '   "
"Would you be having your dinner at home?"
Mr. Boid (interrupting); "Just
a moment."
Mr. Rubinowitz: "Dourasoff says
he had many conversations at din'
ner time, botwoon 12 and 2."
Witness: "I never go home to
dinner at all."
Counsel:   "Hopo for supper!"
Witnoss:   '.'Yes." ,
Mr. Beid now presented tbo manu-
seript,and askod witness if he ever
saw that paper before. Immediately
thore was a light botweon counsel as.
to the answer, Mr. Boid apparently
wanting a simple denial recorded for
future .uso.
Magistrate: "Please stop, both
of you. Mr. Interpreter, please aBk
On the question being put, witness replied: "The only timo I
saw it was at the immigration
Mr. Beid askod if he heard Sergt.
Thomas swear that ho saw it in witness's house. Witness replied: "I
know that." Thoro wero a few
other questions us to frequency of
visits, otc, but not much additional
Mr. Rubinowitz. in ro-oxominatio»,
asked:   "What time did you go to
Witness:   "Nine o'clock."
Counsol:   "Do you know if Dourasoff would como to seo your girls
after you woro in bed!"
Witness remomborod "one time."
The concluding witness    at    this
hearing was a Mrs. Abiaff, and hor
testimony was of a particularly interesting nature;, so much so as to
excite the dofonding counsel to an
unusual pitch and lea<l to an abrupt
adjournment till Monday afternoon,
Decembor 29,   This witness will be
reported in detail next week.
Lumber Camps
Improved by Union
Workers' Activity
~ (Continued from pago 1)
Our Special Xmas Gift
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coats and other wearables, but we also offer you ^them on the
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while and at the same time conserving your ready cash. The following are a few of the items—come and make your selection early:
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reduced to
Stolo.°Bog. $550, dJOQE
1  only  Cross  Fox   Stole;
&2 $150
1 only Cross Fox Stole;
reg. .200, $19R
1   only   Cross Fox Stole;
reg. $150,
S only Bod Fox Stoles;
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A large and varied assortment of. 8 k i r t s,
Sweaters, Dresses, etc.,
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Plush Coats |
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Sey. 1361
sevoral hundred members in bis district.
It is a custom with many persons
and institutions to make a financial
statemont at the end of each year to
seo what is tho net result of the
year's activities. It.jyoul-d bc interesting to seo tho various statements
prepared by our members. On the
one side would be so many dollars
for entrance fees and dues; in some
instances it would be necessary to
add loss of wages and genoral ex-
Ipensos incurred owing to strike activities; on tho other sido would be
the estimated amount of incroased
wages (you remember the employees
woro dropping wages with a run);
the value of two hours less exploitation each day (8-hour day instead
of 10); the value of tho improved
camp and working conditions, with
the consequent improvement in
health, etc.; the valuo of the knowledge and feeling of manhood, independence, freedom and unity which
did not prviously exist owing to
your then isolated individual position. If you aro one of thoso who
are on tho dobit sido have only to
put down so many dollars for -dues,
don't forget you owe a lot to those
men who by their strikes, or other
activities on behalf of tho organization, have dono more to build it up
than they havo been credited with.
Many mon, if they ran for offico,
would bo left at the bottom of the
list becauso they are never heard
of. Thoy do thoir work quietly,
never seeking, and never getting
credit, popularity, ot jobs. But
thoy aro the mon who did tho work
that has produced tho L. W. I. U.
Give to our 500 delegates the credit
duo to them, but don't stop with
credit, back them. They aet on your
behalf and the more you support
them the "better they can represent
Wa would like to not*"
the L. W. I. U. lias cost tho employers for improved conditions.
Particularly those employers who
went to the Provincial Government
last February and individually and
collectively protested against the
enactment of an eight-hour day law.
The lumber manufacturers wore represented by Bruco Ferris, tho B. C.
Employers' Association by E. C.
Knight, tho B. C. Packers by W.
IX Burdis, thc B. C. Loggers' Association by W. B. W. Armstrong, and
the B. C. Shingle Agency by F. L.
The government listoned very
sympathetically to their plea and refused the request of the labor representatives for an eight-hour day law
to be put in forco. Now how comes
it that an eight-hour day is in opera-
lion f
But more than anything else
would we like to know just how
mueh tho strikes cost the various
firms ond how much it would havo
cost them to put into operation the
improved conditions, thcir refusal of
which causod the otherwise unnecessary strikes.
Tho list of purchasers of liborty
bonds is now rendy. for publication,
but owing to the desiro of thc Fod.
to give its readers as much information as possible .concerning the
evidence being presented nt tho
Winnipeg and Vancouver triads tho
list will be held over to tho next
Buy at a union More.
Mayor Bars Federationist
Even in- the great wilds bf Alaska
the American brand of democracy is
having full play. The B. C. Federationist has just received word from
tho Alaska Industrial Union No. 5
of Ketchikan, that the little pompous mayor of the big industrious
village took it upon himself to stop
the sale of the Foderationist in that
place. AerosB thc lino to the south,
bookstores in Spokane, Wash., and
Los Angoles, Cal., where thc Federationist has bcen on sale, hove been
put out Of business by the police,
not necessarily for having the Fed.
on sale, but for exposing radical
books and papors for sale. Thus the
world progresses.
Electricians Cue Postponed
The Electrical Workers' case is
still banging fire. It would appear
that the International offlce has such
a weak case that it dare not allow
the court to hear the case without
having something else than substantial evidence. It has had the caso
adjourned again, however, until Friday, when it will show cause why
it should bring somo of its heavy
artillery from Springfield, 111., to
save the situation. The smoker hold
by Local 213 was a splendid success
in every wny nnd tho boys are
thinking seriously of having nnother
in the very near Jt uture.
Tho lubor party has captured the
city of Altoona, Pa.
Tho business being done at the
store of tho Vancouver Co-operative
Socioty shows a big increase over
tho first woek.
Tho unemployed situation is creating a grave problom in the United
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