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Array THE BRITISH COLUMBIA FEDERATIONIST
INDUSTRIAL UNITY:   STRENGTH.
OFFICIAL PAPER:   VANCOUVEB TRADES AND
COUNCIL, AND B. C FEDERATION OF LABOR
POLITICAL UNHYs, VICTORY |
ELEVENTH YEAR.   No. 48 EIGHT PAGES
VANCOUVER, B. G, FRIDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 28,1919
$2.00 PER YEAR
TRIAL OF LABOR
STARTED
Counsel for Defense Will
Not Forego Rights
to Challenge
Crown Exercises Its Option and Bob Russell
Tried First
At last iho trial of tue oight men
arrested ns n result of the general
strike in Winnipeg has .started.
Wednesdny morning when the court
opened "Bill" Pritchard. was- too
sick to attend, and, acting on the
advice of his doctor, stayed at
home This was not satisfactory to
the court, and ho was ordered to
appear in the afternoon. This ho
did, und thc trial commenced.
The' counsel for the Crown at the
opening demanded to know if the
defoiidonts would join challenges for
tho ."jury, which would mean tho
samo "number of challenges for tho
whole of the defendents as could bo
had'for one. Tho counsel for the
defense refused to forego any rights
of challenge, and tho Crown exercised its option of prosecuting each
of tho dofendents singly, Bob Bus-
sell being chosen as the first to be
tried. Tho selection of tho jury
was then commenced, nnd it was expected that thc selection of tho jury
would bo completed by Thursday
night. -
''Bill" Pritchard is suffering from
a bad cold, but is expected to bo well
again in a few dnys.
Martin and Grunt, who wero under Indictment, were freed on thc
Grand Jury return;ng no bill against
them. , Both are returned men. A
true bill wns returned against Fnr
nell, and another man named Lowry
wui found not guilty of rioting.
If each ease it tried singly, the
trials are likely to last a considerable length of time, and this will
increase thc financial I strain, but
with Liberty Bonds being sold nil
over tho country, and the workers
contributing liberally, thero is not
much danger, of ii nances running
short, but every worker should tnko
no chance, and send along his quota
towrvds the defense.
Oct Tour Bonds Saturday
Committees will bo in attendance
on Saturday noon at Caughlan's
and Wallace's shipyards for the
sale of liberty Bonds. Any work
er interested is the defense of tho
men arrested in Winnipeg will bo
conferring a favor if ho will jump
in and assist tho committees.
Transport Workon Hold Mass
Meeting
*" Tho Transport Workers Unit of
the O. B. U. held n maos meeting
last Wednesday. All workers engaged in the transport industry were
invited nnd the meeting was thrown
open for free discussion. Although
the attendance was not very large,
a most interesting discussion took
place, and the superiority of tho 0.
B. U. over tho craft form of unionism was clearly shown. Ten now
members wero admitted, making a
total of 32 members during the four
weeks iu which the organizer hns
been on the road, and with this
steadily increasing membership, the
outlook is bright for a strong organ!-
nation in this branch of industry.
The meeting on Wednesday next, De-
comber 3rd, will bc called to order ut
8 jiju. .sharp, nnd business will be
disponed of as speedily as possible,
to enablo tho mombors to attend the
whist drive and dnnco at thc Dominion Hall, in aid of tho Winnipeg defense fund. Members please take
notice and como early.
Get Tour Bond at the Fed. Office
During the Liberty Bond campaign
the Federationist Office will be open
each evening to 10 o'clock, Saturdays included, so that those desirous
of aiding the defense of the workers arrested in Winnipeg can be supplied with bonds without any difficulty. Get behind a button, this is
your flght.
1.
INTERNATIONALS HABEAS CORPUS REGULAR IE
IS
ALERT BAY CAMP O.B.U. HAS GOOD
Soldiers and Sailors Labt f
Council Meeting on \ *
Sunday
Jack Kavanagh will bc the spenki '
er at the SoldierB and Bailors Labor
Council on Sunday afternoon. That
he will havo something to say that
will bo worth hearing, goes without
saying, but as he hns just returned
from thc south of the line, his firsthand information as to happenings
in thc United States will bc particularly interesting. Thc meeting will
bo held as usual in the Old Knox
Church, Cordova Street East.
E
0. B. V. Basket Brings $50
A member of tho Loggers Union
(O. White) informs The federationist of an interesting ovent at a basket sociul held at Campbell Biver in
aid of the hospital thero. The social
brought forth many ladies with a
variety of baskets and good feeds,
but the one that created the greatest
commotion was one brought there by
Miss McLeod. This was a regular
0. B. U. basket, with tho letters '' 0.
B, UV'' designed in red on two side*,
and the union badge on tho other
sides. Tho auctioneer had no difficulty in selling this, and when thc
bid reached $50, he dropped the hammer. The remainder of thc baskets
averaged $5, and the total proceeds
amounted to $340. Tho camps in
this district are 100 per cent, organized, with thc Duncan Bay, where
a strike is in progress at present.
Inexperienced loggers aito being employed to brook tho strike, but theso
are only adding expenses to tho operations.
4 'P. B." Loses In Debate
The subject of the debate at the
regular weekly meeting of the Federated Labor' Party Debating Club
last Saturday night was, "Bosolved
that Proportionul Representation is
in tho best interests of thc working
class." Owing to a misunderstand*
jug the affirmative sido had been
led to believe that the subject was
worded, "Besolved that 'P. B.' is
in the best interests- of tho community;," and stated their case with
that understanding. The affirmative
dealt chiefly with thc success of tho
system in other countries, while thc
negative pointed out that tho systom iH no improvement on tho present system so far as tho working
class is concerned.. The. decision
was given to the rcgative. The
subject for next week is, "Absolved
thnt it would be in the best interest's of tho Federated Labor Party
to adopt a reform platform;" The
usual talk by ono of- the members
on "riilcB of order" will bo given
before the debate. Tho club meets
every Saturday ovening in the Labor
Party rooms at 510 Dominion Building-
Anyox Boilermakers Quit
The Smelter Company at Anyox
recently decided to mako a big'reduction in tho bonus it was handing
out to its employees, but thero wa.*
onu bunch of workers there who do-
ctded that thc bonus, although a sop
hod to be continued or they would
quit. The remainder of the workers
accepted tho cut without any great
protest, but the Boilermakers walked off tho job ,and intend to stay off
until tho firm changes its mind. Tho
rest of tho workors may get up
enough courage to lino up with thc
Boilermakers beforo tbe week is out.
WAGE SCALE IS
UNDER DISCUSSION
Special Meeting Monday
A special meeting of the Construction Workers' Unit of the
O. B. U. will ho held on Monday
evening, when businoss of n very
vital nature wiH he discussed. Every
momber of this unit is urged to intend.
Hand the Fed. to your shopmnto
when yuu aro through with it.
Don't forget OUB advertisers,
I
I RiPAGE
Law and Order Gangs Indulge   in   Little
Pleasantries
Washington.—Sixty-three persons
were murdered by inobs in the United States in the flrst ten month of
toil),-according to flgnres taade pulw
lie by (lie Nalionnl Association for
tho Advancement of Colored People.
Of the victims, sixty-one wero American citizens and two Mexicans.
Fifty-nine were negroes, of whom
cloven wcro burned nt the slake.
"Among thc causes for lynching
were 'circulating incendiary literature' und 'talking of Chicago riot'."
says the statement. "Four negroes
were lynched tor "intimacy" vjith
white women, one for not turning
out of the road for a white boy in
an automobile, one for an nltercittion
with u whito man, ond one for being
a lender of his race."
Pass Tho Federationist along and
help get new subscribers.
Mill Workers Will Submit
New Wage Scale to
Central Body
The B. C. Kngincors and Mill
Workers Unit of the O. B, U. held u
Very successful mooting last Monday
evening. Tho meeting was open to
ull mill workers as a special invitn
tion had beon extended to employee?.
of the Vancouver Lumber Co. and
the Hastings Mill to bc prosont.
A number of employees from euch
of theso mills attended and several
availed themselves of tho opportunity to become members.
Socretary W. A. Alexander states
that members aro uow beginning to
actively co-operato in organizing
their fellow workers around the mills
us (hey reulizc that unless they get
tho great apathetic muss of workers interested in tho labor movement
ond organized industrially they will
themselves be forced through economic necessity to becomo beasts of
burden to produce profits and luxury for thcir masters and misery
for themselves and tho generations
to follow,
Tho wage-sculo committee brought
in tho following recommendation
thut was approved of by the members present and which hus been submitted to the Vuneouver Trades and
Labor Council for approval.
Beport of Wage-Scale Committee
After careful consideration your
committee has come to thc conclusion thut it would be inndvisuble
and unwise nt this time to draw
up any new wngo scale for this unit
with tho exception of tho Hoist and
Portable Engineers for whom your
committee recommends a wago of
$8.00 (oight dollars) per duy beginning January 1, 1020.
Although somowhnt beyond the
jurisdiction of your committeo it
would " nevertheless recommend
strongly thnt the delegates to the
conferonco bo instructed to vote for
tho bringing about of tbo amalgamation^ all workers in the lumber industry wilh tho Lumber Workers Industrial Union of the 0. B. U.
It is understood that thero wilftbe
a regrouping and that individuals
shall ufliliato with tho organization
of tho industry iu which they arc
now engaged or emjjpyci.
ocal Unions Appointing
% Committees to Support
& Defense Committee
Splendid Support All Over
Province—Mysterious
Man: .er of Justice
That tho local International
unions are not of tho samo opinion
as Dolegates Bussell, Showier nnd
Sully on tho defenso of the men arrested as a result of tho Winnipeg
striko, is evidenced by the number
of local international organizations
that have appointed committees to
assist tho local committee in the
sale of Workers* Liberty Bonds.
Amongst the organizations that
have adopted this' procedure are thc
Street and Electric Bailway employees, Hotel and Restaurant employees, U. B. Carpenters, Bookbinders, Longshoremen, Blacksmiths,
Granito Cutters, Pattornmakors and
Amalgamated Carpenters. Othor
organizations have yot to be ap
preached by tho committee, and in
only two cases have tho committeo
not been ablo to secure admission
to union meetings, tbe organizations
refusing being ihe Toamsters and the
Bailway Carmen. The Steam Engineers will hear the committee next
week, Business Agent Bussell has
informed tho committee.
Tho following information sont
out by tho Winnipeg defenso committeo will show the naturo of the
proceedings that is boing taken with
regard to foreigners arrested under
tho Immigration %et amendments,
and just how difficult it is for the
workers to defend themselves under
thc amended act:
Repatriation Dept. aa Autocracy
Wc herewith reproduce a statement from our Ottawa counsel
setting forth clearly the mysterious
way in which justice is meted out
by tho Ottawa authorities in tho
caso of persons in the internment
camps. Deportations are evidently
carried out at the whim of ono
man.
It will be remembered that a numbor of men—foreigners thoy aro
called—were arrested in connection
with tho Winnipeg strike, railroaded out of town without any but tho
most inadequate investigation, aud
pieced in tho Kapuskasing internment camp. For a long time their
names were refused. Our lawyer
made a trip to the camp and. took
affidavits from the'" men. Then they
wero deported, and, after tho ovont,
our lawyer learned of tho proceeding taken, and discovered what department handled such cases,
"Evidontly tho head of the deportation branch is Sir William Ottor,
formerly Colonel Ottor, a member of
the Canadian militnry force for a
lifetime. I can quite appreciate the
attitudo which Col. Otter, as an old
military man, would tako with regard to theso eases; undoubtedly he
would bc prepnrc-d to accept roports
from tho Roynl North West Mounted Police in preference to other reports, end undoubtedly he would
not bo able to seo any good renson
why aliens arrested in Winnipeg on
the day of tho riot should not bo
deported. Sir William Otter appears
to have been given absolute authority and control in tho matter.
'No board of inquiry sits in connection with tho repatriation of
these alien enemies. Investigations
are made by the department of internment operations and by the
mounted polico. Tho result of.these
investigations is placod before the
director of internment operations.
This man directs the repatriations.
(Continued uu pugs B)
,y TO SPEAK
AT I NATIONAL
Labor School Is Proving a
Fine Educational
Feature
Dr. W. J. Curry will bo tlio speaker at tlio . Federntod Labor Party
meeting in tto National Theatro
next Bunday evening. Ho will tako
ob his subject, "Who Aro the
Traitors!" Mrs. H. 0. Taylor will
occupy the chair. The meting will
begin with tlio usual rccitol at 7:30
by Mr. Julian Haywood.
Tho Labor Party School, meeting
overy Sunday afternoon in O'Brien
Hall, is proving to bo nn excellent
place to sent] tho children for education nlong the right linos. The
Subject of the lesson for Sunday
next is "Blind evolution versus
conscious evolution."
Tho Junior Labor Leaguo will
moot for its educational evening at
929 Eleventh Avonue East on Friday, December 5. The annual election of officers of tho leaguo is being hold tonight (Nov. 28) at the
club rooms.
Thc V, h. P. Debating Olub will
held its regular weekly debate in
tho pnrty rooms, 510 Dominion
Building, on Saturday, Novo»bcr 21),
nt 8 p.m. Tho subject is, "Resolved
thnt it would bc in tho best interests of tho Fedorntod Labor Pnrty
to adopt a reform platform." Tho
usual address on "rules of order"
will precede tho debnto.
Defense Dance
Don't forgot thc Tradei and
Labor Couuci) whist drivo and
danco on Wednesday, December 3,
in the Dominion Hall. This dance
is being organized to raiso funds for
tho defense of the men arrested in
Winnipeg. Adaiission, gents SOc, ladles 25c,
Money Will Be Needed jo'
Appeal Justice Morri-'
son's Decision
The application fer habeas corpus
in the caso of three Bussians, sent'
enccd to deportation by tho imttii*
gration department, was rofused by
Mr. Justico Morrison on Friday laet,
and Mr. Bubinowitz, counsel for tho
threo men, was severely rapped, bot*
by the opposing counsel and by the
judge, for saying that tho men had
not had tho "fair play" to whieh
they were entitled. The judgo
thought they did get fair play; ia
fact, they had been dealt with "very
patiently," as witness* the maia «f
"ovidence," etc., which ho had hsd
to peruse. He did not think he
should have been troubled with the
matter, over which ho had "ne jurisdiction whatever." Ho pointed
out, further, that tho "act," under
which thoy wero doalt with, Waa
really a "war measure"—for tt'ft
preservation of the nationl <
" Justitia fiat, ruit Caelum;" tl)%l'
is a Latin motto commonly displayed in prominent positions on "courts*
of justice," so-called. " Justitia'' il,
of courso, the statuesque lady —ib
hold a pair of scales somewhat prominently in her right hand, and a big*
sword somewhat casually in her left.
She also wears a bandage over* her'
eyes; perhaps that is the reason whyj
her decisions aro sometimes so diametrically opposed to tho conclusions'
of ordinary mortals who havo a lees'
obstructed view of things as thoy
are. As to the motto, it expresses
a consuming desire that "justice'1
bo done—"even though the heavens
should falll"
Of courso it ia a "heathen" motto, penned by an old Boman poet
bofore Christianity wns ever bor/
or thought of. Naturally, therefore,
it could hardly bo expected to measure up to the requirements of a higher "Christian" civilization. Besides
it .is possiblo that the old.boy.did.
not really mean it'when ho wrote
it. He n-ftt an emperor's favorite,
in the days when Rome wns just getting intp her imperial stride; and
no doubt .imperialism then, aa now.
had need of the camouflage of such
high-sounding phrases, in order to
hide from the world what it reallyt
was. .i
Reflection along such linos is, at
least, permissible in view of Mr*.
Justice Morrison's remark as to the
recent innovations in legal procedure
being "for tho preservation of ths
nation." The (danger of thc hcav-
ons falling, being purely Imaginary, j
might not- operate' very powerfully.}]
to ihtcrfero with the' abstract principle of "justice," of "fair play,1?,
in ordinary circumstances; but it is
a very different mattor if tho foundations of the British Empire have
indoed been shaken by the inarticulate rumblings of a handful of poor
unlettered Asatinians in Vancouver,
B. C, in a language which they did
not even understand.
There is still, however, a feeling
existent that, ovon though considerations of "expediency" may soriie-
times conflict strongly with tbe
clnims of simple "justice" in the
lowor courts, nn approximation to
tho genuine undiluted artielo may
yet be attained in highor and so-
rener regions. Even these Asatinians
might yet" be saved by a further ii|p-
poal, provided, tho price is found
without delay. Thc "prico," this
time, would bo about ♦MOO; and
the noed for immediate action I is
evident from the fact that barely
ono week is loft to got tho papers
filed in Victoria—thc said papers to
include sonic thousands of pages of
typo-writton matter in tho form of
"appeal books," etc. The men directly affected aro poor, 'and have
beon already involved "boyond the
limit of thcir privato resources; so
that, unless Snnta Claus or. somebody steps in right away, tho enso
is lost both for them and for several million others, largely British-
born; who in future will be union*
able to exactly similar procedure.
Vancouver Workers Are
[   Now Starting Their
"Own" Business
Tho workers of Vancouver and
vicinity are going "over tho top'
Saturday in an effort to handle
their own business instead of leaving someone else to do it for them.
During the past week tho central
Woro of the Vancouvor Co-operative
Society Limited at 41 Pender Street
Wost, has beon a regular hive of
activity. A big group of carpentors,
after doing a day's work elsewhoro,
have been down at the storo during
the evenings, putting up fixtures for
tho dry goods, mon's furnishings
aud boots ond shoes. Women havo
been busy cleaning up the storo and
fixing up tho ladies' rest room and
all this work.is boing dono without
charge, thus showing tho spirit of
co-operation that is destined to make
the venturo a hugh success,
"Our Store"
The storo will open Saturday
morning with a flurry of trumpets
as it were, because all our mombers
will be announcing their intention
of going down to "onr store" and
making their first purchase. During
t|te day it is oxpected that everybody- will be on the hop, but tho
ladies of tho board of management
haVe arranged for a regular house-
warming party by means of music,
refreshments, songs and a regular
oM timo jolification. In order that
£nose who work during the afternoon
might not be loft out in the cold,
the committeo intends to "carry
on" after closing timo 6 p.m.) until
such timo as tho enthusiasm spends
itself out. In fact, tho best part of
the programme is being loft until
after 6 p.m.
Musical Programme
Fart of tho programmo already ar
ranged for is as follows:
Mrs. Thomas,  elocutionist;    Mrs.
8. J. Bull, songs; Muster J. Parker,
violinist; Miss Margaret Stark Borland, pianist; Mr. P. Bico, clarionet; Mr. A. Borland, violinist; Mrs.
A.. Rice, gramsphotie selections. Cof-
und coko will bc thero in abundance, as a great ninny of tho membors have signified thcir intontion of
bringing along this food.
Intend to Stick
ij Over a week ago mombers started
» turn in their orders for groceries
and the spirit is now being displayed
gives ono the impression that a mot*
to tho effect thnt "Wo'll stick
the Co-op." is* already dctormin*
upon by a great numbor of our
ibers. Tho 800 membership mark
been passed and there is every
idieation that by tho time tho storo
opens for business again on Monday
morning that 1000 will be the total.
I Many Advantages
.' All tho details'for tho carrying on
and the advantages of tho business
.cannot be told.hero, but readers aro
assured that there are many surprises and advantages in store for
theu by which they will greatly
benefit in this now mothod of attack
on the old and ever-present H. C.
of h.
Arrangements havo beon, and nre
being made, with business men in
tho. city whoreby our members will
mako a saving' of from 5 to 20 per
cent by trading at eortain stores in
the purchase of goods that."our
storo" docs not nt prosent carry.
Thoso who have not already taken
out .a membership card-aro urged to
think this matter over ut onco and
net quickly. There is absolutely no
reason why you should wait until
tho thing has proven to be a success.
Oct in uow and help mako it a success.
-The store is 100 per cent, unionized,
Defense Committee to Meet
"The locnl Defense Committee will
moot on Friday night in tho Federationist office and all members nre
requested to be on hand as there
will be importntit business to transact.    .
SI
Brandon Takes Aetion
A railway and a genoral workers'
unit has been formed in Brandon,
Man. Tho sentiment hus grown to
Mich an extent that there is now n
motion being referred by tho Trndes
and Labor Council to the affiliated
piembcrship to sen! its charter back
to thc international.
A General Workers' Unit has been
■organized in Regina, Sask,
The Railway Unit in Chicago
is. making rapid headway, and member., in a great many other towns
arc actively engaged in lining up
tho workers into the One Big Union,
Commission Will Hold Sittings in Many Parts
of Province        l
The eommission appointed by the
Provincial government to inquire
into Stato Health Insurance, Maternity Benefits und Mothers' Pensions,
etc., is getting down lo business, and*
I hold sittings ut tho following
points:
Penticton, on Dec. 8; Fornio, 'Dec.
10; Cranbrook, Dec. 11; Nolson, Doc.
12; Rossland, Dec. __* Trail, Dee.
17; Grand Forks, Dec. 18; and Pom
ticton, Dec. If). Enrly In .Tnminry,
another scries of sessions wilt bo
hold commencing at I'riuco Ruport.
A report will bu ready for presentation to tho forthcoming sessions of
the Provincial Legislature.
Tho executive, of thc B. C. Federation of Lnbor haB issued a circular letter calling tho attention of all
Labor organization in tho province
to the necessity'of tho workers'
views being placed beforo tho commission. It is also pointed out that
now is thc timo to make representations, not after thc legislation is
passed, nnd tho objcctionnl features
are discovered. With legislation In
othor lands ns a guide, tho workors
should soe to it that the objcctionnl
features in the enactments dealing
with these questions passed in otker
countrios are not embodied in any
legislation that may bc passed here.
ER
IK
The Latest Strike There
Is Brought About by
Discrimination
The O.B.U. of Employers
Plan Show-down with
Loggers Union
For the third timo in threo
months the camps of the Nimkish
Timber Company at Alert Bay are
closed owing to strikes. Tho first
timo was owing to rotten camp conditions, the second time for nonfulfillment by the company of thc
terms upon which tho first strike
was settled; tho third strike, called
on November S3, was owing to
active and systematic discrimination againBt activo members of the
organization. All tho men camo
out solidly, including the piledrivers,
and are now in town and keeping
a sharp picket watching the boats
running north. Victoria nnd Prince
Bupert havo been warned to watch
for attempts being made to hire
strikebreakers.
The camps at Rock Bay have held
a joint meeting and undertaken to
see that no scabs aro introduced
into Boberts Lake Gump and also to
prevont any attempt to introduce
tho non-union men, over whom the
strike originated, into the other
camps.
At Sunday's meeting the pickets
at Merrill, Ring & Moore's camp,
Duncan Bay, reported that six. men
carrying enrds had gono to work at
the camp. A committee was elected to investigate tho chargos,
which, if found to be correct, will
result in the men boing posted
throughout tho ontire country as
scabs. It is proposed to establish a
notice board at tho hall, npon which
will be posted the names of any men
who. scab. Judging by tbeir actions
to date, there will be few mon who
by their actions will be entitled to
this unenviable notoriety.
Chase strike activities are still
being actively attended to. Kimberley miners roport everything shut
down tight and the company unable
to scciire strikebreakers.
From every district comes innumerable evidences of splendid working class solidarity.
From information received it appears that, the onc big union of employers aro planning for a showdown with the organisation. They
are building up their card index
system by which tho "character"
of overy man working in their camps
will bo on record. Thoy are prac
tieing active and systematic discrimination on tho job against active
members and generally making
preparations for a showdown. This
organization must also lay its plans
for tho big trial of strength, if it is
to conic to that. The plan must bc
well thought out and then adhered
to as strictly as unforseen contingencies will permit, and the members must as nearly as possiblo make
thoir actions conform to the plan
of action. The starting point of
tho job is the employment agency.
ThiB must bo blacklisted, and mombers who persist in getting their job
through the bosses' agency should
bc penalized. Why not line everyone of thom five dollars as soon as
ho gets to tho job and uso thc pro
ceeds to put more organizers in thc
field! WKen the camp condition reports, which have recently been sent
out, arc returned witb the necessary
information, n propor black list of
bnd camps cnn bc prepared nnd
posted at headquarters and district
offices, also a fair list, so that employers who have como through with
the conditions ean got tho first cull
upon the mon. Many workers op
(Continued on pago 8)
Internationals Are Making Efforts to Keep
in Field
There is no let up to the growth of
the 0. B. U/ It has got a big grip
on thc organized and unorganized
movement in Canada, and tbere is
not tho least sign of it breaking up
tbe same as thc International Unions
aro doing.
Miners Going Strong
Both Blairmore and Bellcvue coal
camps in Alberta have now gone O.
B. U., and when it is remembered
that Bob Livett, thc only member of
tho minors general executive board,
who opposed thc O. B. TL, was a
momber of thc Bcllevue local, then
ooo oan glean the amount of influence these International office™ now
huvo ovor tho membership. The following locals, with tho number of
members, have refused to pay per
capita to tho International, and uro
solid for tho O. B. U.:
Fernio, (100; Michel, 400; Corbin,
75; Coleman, 300; Carbondale, MO;
Blairmore. 350; Hillcrest, 325; Coalhurst, 500; Tabcr, 300; Monarch
Mine, Drumheller, 100; Hum ber Mono
Mino, Edmonton, 200. In fact, tbe
International has not a singlo man
in tho whole of subdistrict seven
(Edmonton Field.)
Ontario Forging Ahead
• E. B. Balos, secretary of the Toronto carpentors, O. B. U., claims
that tho government has recognized
the 0. B .U. by asking to whom it
can sond copies of tho Lnbor Gazette
and other supplies. Thc Brotherhood
of Carpenters (what is left of them)
arc threatening to tako legal action
against tho O. B. IJ. to prevent
Bales from attending thc local union
meetings. Tho local called In the
polico to have Bales thrown out, but,
thc police would not act,
Montreal now has u Leather WorIf>
ers Unit, and tho domand for information is so great that the laws and
constitution is going to be printed in
French. Tho Luggage Workers of
Kitchener and Waterloo huvo gone
over to tho 0 B. U, also, and tho O.
B. U. label will soon be found on
leather goods. A General Workers
Unit has been formed in Windsor.
Tho Machinists and Helpers of
Longuc Point, Montreal, (C. N. IM,
nro almost 100 per cent, organized.
Carmen are expected to go over any
day. The movement in Carlton Plnco
is also forging uhoad.
Port Arthur and Fort William
Railwny Workors havo gone "over
tbo top" to" thc O.B.U. The Civile
Workors Unit of both cities are discussing the advisability of having
one unit for tbe two citios. AH other
units are making steady progress,
and farm laborers are asking for an
Agricultural Workers Unit,
Bakors Object to Chinks
Tho local Bakers Union has ent
ed a protest against thc employment
of Chinese at Barkers Bukery. Tho
manager has stated that if lie discharges them, that it will disorganize his business. Tho returned men
aro taking up the question, as thero
arc somo soldiers employed by this
concern, ,
Justice Gregory Says Con-
j   ditions Are Disgrace
to Province
British Columbia in prosperous.
Not a newspapor in the Provinee hns
refrained from telling tho people
just how wonderful are the resources
of this fair portion of Canada. Tho
Amount of money subscribed to tbe
Victory Loan has boon quoted to
urove how wealthy arc the pooplo
who reside here. In spito of thl?,
the Boys' Industrial Homo is a disgrace to. nny people, and tho conditions would not bo worse, if tTio
judgment of tho Grand Jury at the
Assizes cun bc taken us being
sound. That this state of affair.*
un exist in our 'midst is a disgraeo,
was thc opinion of Mr. Justine
Gregory, who, in sending two boys
to 'fhe penitentiary this week,
stated that lie could not Bend them
to tho Industrial Bchool becnuse of
tho conditions thnt prevail at that institution. Tbe scathing denunciation
of these conditions by Mr, Justice
Gregory will be supported by every
ono that has any humanity loft iu
them, nnd if there is a spark of feeling left in tho people of this province, the government will bo compelled to immediately remedy these
conditions. Organized Lnbor will
certainly back up Mr. Justico Gregory ia this mattor,
E
AT I EMPRESS
Questions of the Moment
Will Be Dealt With at
S. P. of C. Meeting
Aro the workers of Canada going
to remain dormant, and allow the
pernicious censorship over tlieir
reading matter, that at present exists, to continue 'indefinitely? One
looks in vain for any well defined
protest from the thousuinds of work
iiigini'ii and women. The only eon-
elusion to be drawn is thai lite lnrge
majority are not interested in such
matters. News items concerning tbe
atrocities and crimes of tlie Boi*
shuvists are swallowed like sugar-
coated pills, The truth is suppressed. Tho workers shudder with horror at tbo mention of nationalization
nf women, forgetting the ever present commercialization of women in
our very midst. Get your brains in
working order, Mr. Worker, nnd attend tho H. P. of C, meetings uf
the Kmpress Theatre every Sunday
evening ut 8 o'clock, Study Social*
ist literature and attend tho educational Classes. Comrade Kinney will
be tho speaker on Sunday.
Question  and  discussion  invited.
Poors open nt 7:.'10.
OET BEHIND A BUTTON
Workers' Liberty Bond Buttons
are issued to every purchaser of a
bond. Have you got yours yet. Oet
behind a button aud show that you
aro willing to help all you can the
defense of the men arrested lti Wlnnipog.
Information Wanted
Any one knowing the address of
Carl Johnson, high rigger, who was
working at the Sylvaliin camp; tali
young fellow, about six feet and age
ubout 27; little Anger of left hand
missing. Please inform Vancouver
headquarters, B. C. Loggers Union.
IS
Temporary Officers Elected—Another Meeting Tonight
A Women 's Auxiliary of the O. II.
U. was brought into being at an
organization meeting held lu.»t IVi-
day evening in Room .'107, Labor
Temple.  Quito a number 'if worn*
FIRST OM MASS
MEETING LAST]
WW
Discussion of  Financial
System   for   New j
Organization
Kavanagh Gives Views of
Conditions in the
'    States
As previously arranged, there vas
no meeting of the Trades and Labor
Council last night, a mass meeting
of thc members of tho 0. B. U. taking its place. This will be tlie procedure in the future on the fourth
Thursday in each month. For a
dead organization thero were some
lively kicks, and a most Interesting
and instructive evening wos much
enjoyed by those who attended the
first moss meeting of tho 0. B. U. in
this city. Instead of haying any
cut and dried programme the meet-
ing was thrown open to a general
discussion, Presidont Midgley stating
that thero was no doubt there
would be many matters that could
be discussed with advantage, and
referred to tho question of a general fund system of finance that aad
been suggested by Del. Wella at a
recent council meeting. On request,
Del. Wolls statod that he had no
timo to prepare any speech, bat
would give an outline of the idea he
had in mind as' to a financial syatem for the O, B. U..
Par Oaaiu a Curse
Referring to tho labor movement
i the American - continent, he
stated that tho curse of the movement had bcen the per capita, tax
system, by whieh the executives of
the craft organizations had built! np
an autocracy that had been the
curso of the movement. Dealing
with the O. B. U. organization,! he
stated that they had a common membership card, and should have a
common fund controlled by tho
membership, whieh would be liquid
und could be diverted at any ume
to any district that was in need. He
urged that instead of the workers'
being divided up by the. hard and
fast industrial lines, that they
should, bo brought together more
and more, and that by the
establishment of a general fund
they 'could accomplish much
towards establishing a' real democracy in -the labor movement.
Illustrating his point of how the
common fund would benefit the organization, he pointed to the organizations in the Old Land, and
said that they had this system of
finance, and that the members controlled tho funds of tho organizations, und that whilo the scheme
would hnvo to bo different in detail
to those in uso by craft organizations, yet tho general principle
could bo ndopted by the O, B. U.
Must Be Gradual
Del. Smith stated that he thought
there wos merit in tho suggestion,
but snid he was of the opinion that
it could not bo adopted generally at
once, and suggested that it might be
tried in Vancouver and that if successful, as he thought it would bo,
that it would spread throughout tho
organization. In order that the matter euuld bo fully discussed, and
something be placed definitely before the council, Del. Wells moved
that a special committee of two
members from each unit bc appointed to go into the question und report at the next mass meeting, and
in the event of the meeting approving of the report, it be submitted
to a referendum of the membera in
this district.
Del, Allman stated that it appeared to him as if the meeting was
gelling away from the vital questions, and said lhat whilo funds
were needed, ho thought that if
ench unit took care of its own funds,
and organized by industries, that
ihey would be able to lake eare of
the funds and spend them in the
manner they thought best.
Del, Smith look exception to the
position taken by D,.|. Allman, and
said, yes, let eaeh unit look after
itself, jt is none of our business, but
suggested that it was the business
of eaoh unit how the common mom-
who are enthusiastic to lho Ono BigI ijqr8ll(p fnWll   „„., tho Wftlfnro    f
Union movement were present. Mrs.; |lJu.h UI|H  wa(| tl|C  ^^ of  ,,,.,
general  membership, and the fun's
Horsbourgh was appointed temporary president and Mrs. Alexander
temporary seeretary.
The following were also appointed
to act ou commit tecs 1 'Defense com-
mittee. Airs. Sinclair, Mrs. Slnnott
and Airs. .Tames. Social committee,
Mrs, Hartney, Mrs. Midgley, Mrs
fair, Mrs. Winch, Mrs. Alexander,
Brs. Roovo and Mrs. Horsbourgh.
It is the intention of the Women 's
Auxiliary lo make themselves an important factor in the labor move-
ment, by ur ranging various social
functions for the workers nud by
enrrying on educational work along
worklng'Class lines untopg tho women, There is no doubt, but that
their activities tjlong these linos will
bo a grent assistance iu (lie labor
movement and (hut their services
will be appreciated by the mala of
tho species.
It wfts decided to have membership books issued, also to have* a
regular fee of U5 eents per month for
members. The membership not strict*
ly confined to women whoio husbands are members of tlio O. B. I".
but is open to nil women who oro
wage workers or dependents on wage
workers and nn invitation has been
cordially extended tu all Momcn who
come within this category to attend
the next meeting which will Ue held
Hoom 404, Labor Temple, at 8
p.m., Friday, tho 28th Uitrt.
should  be   usod    for   tins    purpose.
Split Fund and Split Membership
Kuvanagh   stated   that   he
•Del
agreed
lated that
with Del. Smith, and said,
when you split Up the funds you
split up the membership. Referring
  (Continued on page 8)
I
The innsl   dangerous ism of
prosont ilny is journalism.
Hi.
Buy at a uuion tton,
Oet Your Bond at tb, Fod. Offlco
During thc Liberty Bond campaign
tho Federatlonist Office will bo open
each cveniiiK to 10 o'clock, Saturdays included, so that thoso desirous
of aiding tho defenso of tho workers arrcstod lu Wlnnipog con he supplied with bonds without any difficulty. Get behind a button, this is
your flght.
Defense Dance WiU Be
Held in Dominion Hall,
Pender Street
The whist drivo tn.l dance which
is boing organized by the Vancouver TrftdCa Couneil for thc purpose
oi raising funds for 1 lie ilefcnso
Of the mon arrested in "Winnipeg
will be held on Wednesday neit in
tho Dominion Hnll, Pendor SlAnot
West. Tickets aro to be luul ut
Hie Fodoratlonist office, anil from
the socrotary of tho couneil. Whist
will lie the order from 8..10 p.m.
Dancing l) to 1. Tickets: Oents,
GO.'; ladies, 25c.
Defense Dance
Don't forget Ihe Trades eni
Labor Council whist drive and
dance on Wednesday, Peceinber 3t
in tho Dominion Hnll. This ilnnea
is being orgunized to ruiso funds for
thc defenso of tho men arrested in .
Winnipeg. Admission, gents 50.', la*
dies 23c. PAGE TWO
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Lively Clashes at Perjury Trial
******   ****** ******    ******   ******    ******
Mr. Rubinowitz Has to Fight to Get His Evidence In
At .the continued hearing of the
DourasolT-Roth perjury charge iu
thc polico court on Thawday afternoon (Nov. 20), the first witnoss
was Dr. McAlpiue, who testified
that ho attended some Bussian eases
at 300 Hastings Street last winter;
this was the DeakofT house where
Chekoff and ZuffofT lived. Mr. Reid
objected to the testimony as having
"nothing to do with the case;" aud
the magistrate said, "Show mc thnt
they wero in some way connoctcd
with somo of the witnesses." Mr.
Bubinowitz pointed out that he had
already shown that Chekoff lived at
thc house named. After further do-
mur on the' part of tho court, ho
asked, "Did you attend one of these
men upstairs!" Answer: "Yes."
"What condition was he in after-
wards!" The witness said "Bun
down;" but Mr. Beid agaia objected, and tho court supported hhn,
Other objections were similarly
sustained; and in cross-examination
■it appeared thut the -doctor had no
record of tho cases excopt his pro'
scription book, but that hia first
visit was in October, 1918. The episode was strongly indicative of the
tactics of tho defense, and also of
the difference between tho requirements of law aad those of common-
sense.
Ursula Wissietz testified that she
had worked for Butaeff at his poolroom, soiling Boft drinks, cigars,
etc., during four weeks in March
and April.
Did she evor soe Roth thcret-
"No."
Ever see Dourasoff there!—
'' Never.''
She stood very close to people
passing in and out!—"Just like
this" (indicating immediate proximity.)
Could see inside and outside!—
Yes."
Evor see peoplo giving out Russian newspapors thoro!—"There
was no newspaper but the Province. ''
Evor seo meetings or discussions
thore!—"No."
Ever see Zukoff thero!—"See Mm
first time here" (in court).
Mr. Reid asked what time she
left at night, and she said 10
o'clock; but "sometimes he let me
P at 9 o'clock,
Mr. Rubinowitz insisted on having this last sentence on tho
record.  ..
Mr. Raid: "At the immigration
rooms I asked: You left at *
o'clock! and you said, yes."
Witness:   "Made mistake then.
After some -delay in looking up
the record, Mr. Beid suggested there
were a lot of people sometimes in
the poolroom, talking together.
Witness:   "Plaving together."
Mr. Roid: "Did they talk to
gether!''
Witness: "I talk; Butaeff talk;
they talk."
Mr. Beid persisted along these
linos without much success; and
there was another small tempest
when Mr. Rubinowitz asked that
tho evidence already in be taken
in its proper connection, Mr. Beid
finishing up with "I've got some
respect for my client, if you
haven't."
Boris Zukoff was now recalled by
Mr. Beid and furthor questioned as
to his being all tho evening at 12(1%
Hastings Street East, just before he
was arrested. This Zukoff, through
tho interpreter, again denied.
Mr. Reid suggested that he played
poker at Ute second table from the
kitchen.
Witness repeated that he "wasn't
there."
Mr. Roid: "Dourasoff camo to
him and askod whore Chekoff was."
Roply:   "I didn't soo him."
Mr. Reid: "Ho told Dourasoff
that Chekoff had gone to Deakoff's
house.''
Reply:   "I nover see him."
Zukoff was then returned to custody.
Mike Bigoff said he came specially from camp to testify.
Mr. Rubinowitz: "Whon did you
first know you would bo required!"
Mr. Reid objected: "It would be
ajl right for me in cross-examination, but not in direct evidence."
Magistrate: "I think, on the
whole, Mr. Roid is right."
Witness know Chokoff in Bussia,
and ho could not read or write.
Mr. Rubinowitz: '' You knew
Chokoff in the Russian army!"—
"Yos."
Mr. Roid objected  to this.
Mr. Rubinowitz: "At that time
did you read letters for Chekoff!"
Mr. Reid again objected, and tho
magistrate nsked, "Why try to
amplify, Mr. Rubinowitz!"
Mr. Rubinowitz: "I want to
prove that this witness know that
Chekoff couldn't read'or write."
Tho Magistrate: "I can't see
what you'd gain, Mr. Rubinowitz."
Mr. Rubinowitz (warmly): "I
can't conceivo of a Inore relativo
question."
Tho Magistrate: "Ho says Chekoff can't read or writo; ho cannot
cnlnrgo on that by particular instances."
Mr. Rubinowitz: "If I can't ask
these questions, I'll huvo to drop it,
of course."
Witness continued tbat he knew
Chokoff was sick in April, when ho
visited him at (Deakoff's house.
I)id Chekoff speak much Russian!
"Just a littlo bit."
Was witness in Chekoff's bod-
room!—"Yes." |
See any Bussian newspaper there!
—"No."
Mr. Beid nsked in what branch of
tho Russian army ho was.—Reply:   "Cavulry."
Mr. Reid: "Don't they teach
evorybody to read and write in the
Russiun army!"—"No."
Mr. Reid: "What language do
thoy use for drill!"—"Russian,"
Mr. Rubinowitz tried to pursue
tho subject, but Mr. Beid objected.
Mr. Rubinowitz: "I want to
bring out that Chokoff couldn't got
promotion in tho Russian finny, becauso his commanding /Officer said:
You can't read or write.''
Tho defense stubbornly mnintain.
ed tho same obstructive nttitude.
Mildred Wlosoff," aged 21, testified that sho was at tho Vancouvor
exhibition this year with Mary
Dcakoff. Barney Roth mot thi
thero at night and they spent about
two hours together, going home
eventually in an auto which ho engaged. Roth spoke to Mnry part of
tho timo in Russian and said he
would do his bost to get her father
ifout, and also Chokoff and ZufcOn iffit appears, was in connection with
Pauline (Mary's sister) would-giyo
him $200. Roth was drunk on,thftt
occasion and had a bottlo of whisky. Anothor man was with them,
who wasn't a Russian.
Mr. Bubinowitz: "After you were
in court two weeks ago, did Barney
Both speak to you?" j
Witness:    "Yes."
Counsel:   "Who spoko first!"
Witnoss:   "He did."
Counsel:   "What did he say!"
Witness: "Ho askod how I came
to be in court; and said I should bo
ashamed to be in court, and he felt
liko throwing me out. He said I
might be in trouble myself, Then
he said: Please don't come to court
again. He Baid he was going to
see me after the caso was over."
Counsel: "That day at court,
were you speaking to me in the corridor!
"Yes."
"Ho saw you speak to
Witness:
Counsel:
me!"
Witttess:
'Yos.'
Another sharp-clash occurred between counsol when Mr. Reid asked thc girl if sho knew about Chekoff and Zyjtoff being tried at the
immigration oflico after this episode,
and she replied "Yos." Mr. Rubinowitz asked his learned friend if he
thought that had any effoct on it,
and during a hot exchange of words
he made a sarcastic reference to
"the Angel Gabriel." This led to
the inevitable choleric witticism
from the bench, and, of course, the
inevitable caehinnation to which
such witticisms are by time-honored
custom entitled.
Eleazar Butaeff, who was missing
at tho previous hearing, now took
the stand. Mr. Rubinowitz askod:
"Did you ever go under the name
Bidikoff, under which Dourasoff arrested yout "—"No."        -   •
Mr. Reid objected that he was
never arrested by Dourasoff, but by
tho N. W. M. P. Mr. Rubinowitz
bogan to scan the record, and Magistrate Shaw exclaimed: "I'm not
going to sit here while you find
whethor you or Mr. Reid are more
accurate in your statements." Mr.
Rubinowitz started to remark that
"Dourasoff was supposed to Jhavc
beon on familiar terms"-; but the
rest was lost in a general rumpus,
Mr. Rubinowitz to witness: "Do
you remember a week from yojrtfer
day!"—"Yes." .Jf ! '
"tou were in custody thefti'^
"Yes." »*■;'
"Tell us what happened."     |9
"Witness: "Dourasoff eome arid
call oa Chekoff, and spoke about -a
watch. Chokoff not nnderstah'd1 hifti
and ask Corporal Smith what :hfe
was talking about. Dourasoff ifeaid,
'I want to find if he want faqe-*
his watch.' Chekoff turned oyf.ay
and went in his cell. Then ft&iw
soff turned to my cell and satfF,r!If
you give evidence that Chokoffi«rid
Zukoff was in your poolroom, • "f
promise you to go off free;1 Mui!2
At this point, Mr. Reid, {with
Dourasoff and Roth sitting om «fa
each side of him at tho solicitors'1
table, indulged. in so%to rather
forced hilarity at the witness '■. unreliability.
Witness continued: "I said, *Yoti
are not allowed to talk to me;' and
Corporal Smith say, 'You are not
allowed to talk to people here.'"
Mr. Rubinowitz then proceeded to
examine witnoss as to his poolroom.
"Can you seo everything that
goes on!"
Witness: "Yes, sir; I have to see
the people." . ,   . r.
'You   would   know   those   who
came thore!"
'Yes."
(Did Chekoff evei come to your
poolroom!"
"No."
"Did Zukoff!"
"Nover see him."
"If he had come, would you have
soon him!"
Mr. Reid objected at this point,
and also to a question as to whether
witness over saw them distributing
newspapers. As' usual, his -bbjoc-'
tion was sustained. As to Bolsheviki meetings there, tho witnoss said.
there "couldn't bo." His poolroofli
was in tho henrt of the city, 'and
detectives sometimes camo there.
Mr. Rubinowitz: "Wore Chekoff
and' Zukoff on speaking torms with
you!"
Mr. Reid objected.
Mr. Rubinowitz: "J want to go
to the extent to which I am allowed
to go."
Mr. .Reid: "You got in beforc
anybody could stop you."
Mr. Rubinowitz thon tried to
bring out that thore had been a certain businoss transaction bonring on
tho point, but wns prevented.
Then; "Was Barney Roth over
ip your poolroom!"
Witness:   "Not seo him."
"Ho says ho saw distribution of
newspaper thero. What do you
say to that!"
Mr. Reid again objected and objection sustained.
Mr. Rubinowitz: "Dourasoff and
Roth say thoy actually gavo Butaoff newspapers." '7|;'
Magistrate: "If ho says ho nev<ft
saw them there, how does" lie
strengthen it by sayinjj it : tyiilr
again!'* " '910;
Mr. Rubinowitz: "Suroly'fy*a
can't let him say yes or no^and
thon force him out of tho wilhfciS
box!" Then to witness: "J '
'Did you know who this 'bitta
Both was!" '    '
"Yes."
"And what he did!" r
"Yos" '   >;Vr
Mr, Beid again objocted.     :t  0I
Mr. Bubinowitz: "I want' to
bring out the improbability of;Trifti
allowing things for which ho wbultl
be liable to two years, in tho presence of a man ho knew to be it dri-
tectivc."
Mr. Reid still stood on his technical objection: "There is1 no
chargo that he said he did not know
him."
At this point thero was a short
interruption cf tho proceedings
whilo the magistrate dealt with
something connected with,* differ-
not caso. Theu Mr, Rubinowitz resumed:
I want to establish the absurdity
of the statement mndo by Roth that
he saw this distribution in spite of
tho fact thut Butaoff know Both
had been in tho servico of tho polico."      /
To witness: "Mr. Butaeff, you
know who Barney Roth was!"
''Yes, I sec him in court." -This,
Russian passport cases, with which
Both was cpnnected in the previous
year.
"Barney Roth said before thc immigration board that Zukoff gave
you ten or twelve newspapers."
Witness: "Not the truth. I never
seo him in ray poolroom."
Mr. Boid: "Going over it
again!''
Mr. Bubinowitz:    "Docb it hurt
you!   You '11 get your foe all right.''
Mr.   Beid:     "I don't   want   to
impose on the govornmont, though."
Mr. Rubinowitz to witness:   Dourasoff said he saw Chokoff and Zukoff at  your poolroom    and    distributing posters, otc.   What do you
say to that!"
Mr; Roid:   "Same thing again!"
Mr. Rubinowitz:   "I   was   only
dealing with Roth."
Witnoss replied to the question:
"That's not true."
Mr. Rubinowitz (reading): "Dourasoff said, ho remembered Butaeff
reading it ovor and having conversation with thd*poople."
Witnoss:   '-'Not true."
"Did you seo Dourasoff passing
your poolroom!"
"Many times."
"Did he speak to you onco!"
-  "Some' time in March,  botweon
12 and 1 in the day time.
"Was anybody elso there then,
working for you!"
"No."
Mr. Boid hore interrupted: "What
charge is that relative tot"
Mr. Bubinowitz: "I don't want
the impression created that tbis man
says Dourasoff was never in his poolroom.   There was one occasion."
Mr. Reid: "What charge does
this relate to!"
Magistrate: "He says one occasion."
Mr. Bubinowitz:   "Was that the
only occasion Dourasoff was in your
poolroom!"
Witness:   "Yes."
Magistrate:   "I don't understand
your motive, Mr. Rubinowitz."
Mr. Bubinowitz: "I want to
■how motives."
Here occurred another intrusion of
some other court matter, and temper-
ary delay. Then Mr. Bubinowitz
mentioned "secondary motives."
Mr. Boid: "What is a secondary
motivo!"
Magistrate: "I don't under-'
stand.''
, -Mr. Rubinowitz: "My friend
knows somo are primary snd some
secondary.''
Magistrate: "I don't understand
at all."
Mr. Rubinowitz: "What was the
condition of Dourasoff at the time
ho called in March!
Witness: "He was very 'much
drunk. I was loaning against the
bar. He asked, was my namo Butaeff! He said, 'You Russian!' 1
said, 'Asatiniau.' He said, 'You
speak Russian!' "
There was now another verbal
scrap between counsel; then witness
continued:
"I said, 'I got nothing to do with
yon; you're very drunk.' "
Magistrate: "Well, now, what's
this got to do with it!"
Mr. Rubinowitz: "It shows why
Dourasoff would want to charge
him.   If a man puts Mm out—"
Magistarto (ironically): "Ho
would start to commit perjury."
Mr. Bubinowitz: "Yes, or other
things.''
After Ot little moro scrapping by
counsol, Butaeff quietly walked back
to the cell unattended.
Mary Dcakoff, a well set-up and
attractive Bussian girl of 17 years,
was next examined. Sho was with
a previous girl witness at tne Vancouver exhibition, where they met
Barney Roth, and walked with
him. ' 'I said to Barney,' You would
put my father in for nothing.' Ho
said, 'Don't worry. Tell your
mother when you go homo that your
father will come out. I won't lay
anything agaitist him. But as for
Chekoff, I have no use for him,
and I will try to put him in. Toll
your slsUr, if she '11 give me $100
for Chekoff and $100 for Zukoff—
$200 altogether—I'll lot 'em both
out. But Butaeff shall never get
out, because I don't caro for Mrs.
Butaeff/ At first ho wasn't drunk,
but then he went away and como
back drunk as could bc, ond had a
bottlo of boozo with him."
Witness had seen Both at tho immigration department; ho was thero
most of his time. Sho had rfhown
him a photograph. "He said,
Who's this gent!' I said, 'It's
Zukoff.' He said, 'I don't know
him. I thought it was your sweetheart. I'll have to go up und sec
him.'"'    .
Witnoss know Chekoff and Zukoff.
Thoy stayed at her house, Chekoff
nearly two yoars and Zukoff since
Oct., 1918. Chekoff was sick at thc
timo her brothor-in-law died.
Evor seo Chekoff receivo a bundle
of Russian newspapers!   "Novor.
Or Zukoff!   "No."
Did Chekoff or Zukoff over givo
out any newspapers in her houso?
"None."
Ever hnve any!   "None at all,
Did sho havo access to their rooms
at hor house!   "Yos.
Wero any nowspapers or prohibited literature found thero when Chekoff and Zukoff wcro arrested!
Witnoss: "Nothing at all found.
Just a fow letters and ono dictionary."
"(Did you evor soo Chokoff read
newspapers in your house?"
"He couldn't read and writo. How
could he read any newspapers!"
"Did you ever boo Zukoff road!"
"No, and I don't believo Zukoff
can read or write.   He ofton askod
my sister to read,
"Chekoff can't speak Russian at
nil!"
"Ho knows just a few words-
like bread and butter."
Could he hold a conversation in
Russian!"
Ho couldn't hold a conversation
in Russian for fivo minutos."
Witnoss remembered Chekoff boing gick with "flu."—threo months
tho first timo. The second timo ho
was sick and bad, and weak after
thnt for a wholo month, nnd could
hardly go out—"and I don't beliove
ho is well yet." It was in March
and April, after he sold tho poolroom; he could just go about two
blocks nnd back,
Mr, Rubinowitz: "Do you remember whon Chokoff was introduced to
your mother first time?"
Mr. Raid objected, and there was
the usual altercation, tho bench supporting the defending counsel.
Mr. Bubinowitz: " Yoy worked for
a time!"
Witness: "Yos; I quit whon my
father was arrested."
"Whero is the Hampton poolroom!"
"On Powell street."
Mr. Reid: "What chargo is this?
Why is it necessary to take up the
time!'' etc., otc.
Mr. Bubinowitz: "Where is any
cross-examiuntion? If she was at
the house, she could certainly speak
with absolute knowledge."
Magistrate: "Yes, but the wholo
history of whero sho was working
ur.d what wages she got—"
Mr. Rubinowitz:' "I was not ask
ing about wages."
To witnoss: "You were working
at this pool-room!" (Hampton's or
Kelt's.)
Witness: "Yes."
"Was Chekoff round there!"
"No."
"You know Dourasoff!"
"Yes, he came to tho house."
'' WliAm did he conic to see
thoro?"
Mr. Beid: "Keep to tho charge
that you've made,"
Mr, Bubinowitz: "Dourasoff saj'S
ho wob thero when meetings took
place, in which Zukoff and Chekoff
took part."
To witness: "Dourasoff says he
hud numerous conversations with
Chekoff?"
Witness: "That's not true.**
"And with Chekoff?"
"That's not truo, either."
"Whon not at work, you wore
much at home?"
"Yos, sir; I was."
Mr. Bubinowitz then mentioned
the names of some Russians alleged
by Dourasoff to have been preaent
when Chekoff said they would soon
finish tho Canadian govornment;
counsel asked: "Was there such
meeting at your house!"
Mr. Roid: "I object."
Magistrate: "If she wasn't thore
Mr. Bubinowitz (warmly): "Oh,
nobody was there."
Mr. Boid (sarcastically): "Wisdom of Solomon!"
Magistrate: "If the allegation
was that this girl was thero, the evidence was relevant; but if not—"
Mr. Beid: "Did you ever tell
Dourasoff that Zukoff's namo was
Zuroff!"   "No."
"Know of any meeting, with discussion of Russian politics or the
strike, at your house!"   "No."
"When Dourasoff eame to your
houso, would Ve bring anything witb
him!"
Mr. Reid: "Whnt chargo is
that!"
Mr. Rubino witz: '' Give me a
chance."
Witness: "He always had newspapers in his pocket—all Russian,
too."
"If Dourasoff says ke wasn't the
man who used to bring newspapers,
will that bo true?"
"It will »ot."
Magistrate: "I think wojl adjourn now."
Labor Circles Will Now
Tackle Hooligan
Element
Paris-Socialist and Labor circles
ara celebrating the great victories of
the Soviet forcos in Russia have recently enjoyed. Tho unions throughout France aro optimistic regarding
the future of the Soviet form of government.
The temper of the French citizens
was doroonsrated at a recent meeting
here where former Prime Minister
l'ainlcvo was dragged from the
speaker's platform at a big mass
meeting, and a Labor speaker introduced to address tho assemblage. Tho
Bussian Soviets wero cheered with
great enthusiasm.
Socialists in France have beon organizing a Red guard for the purpose of protecting their meetings
from fedoral interference and from
indiscriminate raids aimed at thorn
by mobs egged on by those opposing
their doctrines. Initiated ou a small
scale, tho movement has grown rapidly, especially in Paris and suburbs,
whore the laboring classes have boen
quick to offer their services to combat the antagonism against class
freedom stirred up by reactionaries
in Bourgeoise circles. Government
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part in tho clash between capitul and
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of about 100 prisoners. Local police
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more than 6,000 people crowded tho
Arena the following day to observe
the second anniversary of the Russia soviet republic. To top tho bill,,
moro than 4,000 people jammed the
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Kingsley   Says   Present
System Cannot Possibly Be Saved
At Sunday night's F. L. P. meeting, Comrade E. T. Kingsley again
gave utterance to his profound conviction that the present civilization
is beyond redemption; he saw no
possiblo moans by which it could be
saved from completo and final collapse. Moreover, its industrial taa-
chinery must go to'the scrapheap,
too, as being incapable of serving
any othor purposo than that of human exploitation, for which it was
brought into existence.
As a title to his address he suggested "The Great Jokoj" tho stato
of things existing today would appear in the future as tho greatest
,-joko ovor perpctratod. They wore
living in a civilization based on
human slavery; yet tho slavo believed himself froe—believed all the
parson and tho press told him. "Wo
fall for practically everything they
give us, und we impress it on our
fellows for truth."
The sp'eakor disputed tho contention lhat necessary commodities uro
now producod with fur loss expenditure of humun energy than in
former times. "All the mechanical
devices to aid man in the process
of production havo not increased
his productivo capacity ono iota."
The speaker cited thc laws of mechanics in support of his assertion,
and insisted that, whon the labor
of producing und maintaining the
industrial machinery was taken into
account, thore was no saving of
human energy whatever. Otherwise,
tho saying about "lifting themselves by their own boot straps"
would uot be tho joke it hud been.
Tho speaker jeferred to the grent
financial difficulties in which the
yorious nations were now involved,
and the suggestion that all was to
be set right by the slogan of "Produco moro and eat loss." (Laughter.) By that process they could
never square off ono iota of their
indebtedness, even if they kopt it
up "till time .shall bo no more."
Comrade Kingsley next ■ demonstrated tho impossibility of tbe
workers ever being "paid" for their
work by their employers, putting
himsolf for tho timo boing in tho
position of "Man Friday" to Chairman Ernest Burns as "Robinson
Crusoe." He also ridiculed the idea
of "surplus value" as being anything better than piled-up promises
to pay, the fact being that commodities wcro consumed ns fast as produced. .Those promises tb pay were
never wiped out except by tho so-
called "Bolshevik" method of repudiation. "That accumulation of
capital has becomo so groat that
tho countries are all well over the
precipice into a bankruptcy which
they cannot escape, though they may
call on high heaven till they arc
black in the faco."
Tho speaker compared the time
when production was by primitivo
methods, and the bulk of the workers were employed in agricultural
pursuits, with thc age of machinery,
in which an ever-increasing preponderance wero diverted to the cities
ami engaged in carrying on industries essential only to tho trade and
commerce system of thc ruling class
—"things which tho producing clnss
has no uso for under nny circumstances whatever." Such a system
was only brought into being because
slaves woro being exploited, nnd
thcir products could only bo disposed of in that way.
History wns not tho history of development of the human raco, but
development of human slavery.
Thero was increased efficiency only
in the ability of tho mastors to exploit their slaves. No matter who
owned tho mnchinery, whether tho
proletariat or anybody else, "it can
be made to do no other than it docs
today." All tho machinery had
never lifted thc burden from the
bnck of anybody but tho master
class—"and they didn't have any
burden to bear beforc the machinery was devised."   (Hear, hear.)
Tho speaker enlarged on thc
enormous waste involved in thc
present system, and declared that
such waste "can't be wiped out ex>
ccpt by the destruction of this industrialism." Thoro was, however,
no necd'to knock it down with a
club; "it will go down nnd out,
just as all civilizations have gone
that were bused on human slavery."
Tho railway system, in particular,
had become tbe most vital part of
thc system, next to tho financial;
thc transportation figures of thc
IT. B, last year showed an amount
of 25,000 tons per family moved ono
mile. It's renl function, howevor,
was only to take tho product away
from thoso who produced it,
Taking wheat as an example of
thc high cost of living, the speaker
pointed out that "all along tho trail
that wheat travels, there's a bunch
of individuals jumping on the wheat
and eating out of it." Legitimately, tool since that was tho only
way this civilization could dispose
of it. If "that gang of parasitic
workers" couldn't eat at nil, this
system of trade and commerce would
go" on the bum."
The city workors, compared with
tho producors in tho country districts, were as ho use-sparrows compared with the sparrows thot got
their own living by performing a
useful function in the fields. Tho
various kinds of city workers wero
parasites, just as much as the butler, etc, serving the scallywags at
Shaughnessy Heights. (Applause.)
Even the trado union organizations
wero part and parcel of this system
of slavery; when tho system went
down, they would go down too. By
thcir vory constitution, "they can't
draw a revolutionary breath; I don't
care whether they call themselves
trades unionists simple or O. B, U,"
There was no organism on earth
that did not food itsolf, except the
slave. Not a living thing workod,
excopt tho alave. "Work exterminates them, as it ought to exterminate
everything that submits to it."
The only hope of tho raco was for
tho farmers and city dwellers to
como to somo arrangement whereby
the latter would withdraw te tko
land and sustain themselves.
[By Nemesis]
Bernard Shaw recently remarked'
tkat tke longer ho lived the moro
convinced he became that the other'
planets were using our earth as a
lunatic asylum.
. A casual consideration only of the
conditions prevailing on our planet
convinces one that there is abundant justification for his biting sarcasm for those conditions testify
clearly and unmistakably to the fact
that violence is dominating the
minds of men to the exclusion of
reason, common sense and brotherly
lovo and is converting us into moral
monsters the liko of which the world
from tho beginning wns never beforo known through all the weird
and monstrous organisms the traces
of which we find in our rocks.
And violence boing the antithesis
of reason then surely are wo rapidly
retrograding into a stato of savage
insanity, the natural outcome of
which is lust "for destruction and
blood summed up in the little word
war—international and class war.
It seems as if the exporienco of
the last few terrible years has
taught us but littlo for on evory.
side the cry goes up for addod armaments, for greater navies ahd mori
intensified means of destruction in
spite of the awful sacrifice of -life
and property that cataclysm'caused
—in spito of thc fact that twenty
millions of the flower of tho manhood of those warring nations wero
oither killed, blinded, physically
maimed or mentally crippled an|
who, if placed end to end in ono
long line, would form a terrible belt
which would almost engirdle thc
earth at its widest zone and along
which it would take an express train-
travelling night and day at forty
miles an hour, without stop, threo
weeks to travel.
And when we consido the nature
of the hellish contrivances in the
form of monstrous engines, .explosives and acrid gases, invented sololy with the intent to slay and torture, it is evident that man's insanity has almost reached its climax
which is chaos."'
Turning to tho internal condition
of tho nations, we flnd thiB same
violence is ovidont in every quarter
of the world. v
War, being purely a matter of destruction, wo find today a shortage
of tho necessities of life in the
world, which is aggravated by the
fuct that those commodities being,
in the hnnds of an owning clasy,
uro manipulated by thut class ifc;
their insane greed to produce alfo
normal profits, thus creating by thj
violation of moral law, poverty an^
aetual want in the very class bijj
whose toil those necessities wero pro..
ji
* which we have   any  records   and' *in spito of the chaos threatening the
others of wliich we possess only unwritten records have   pursued  the
some immoral course and have perched.
"Eome shall perish, write that word
In the blood that she has spilt;
Perish hopeless and abhorred,
Deep in ruin as in guilt."
Those words were penned of
course aftor the event but nevertheless Ihey embody a moral law whicl
never fails to bring retribution oh
tho malefactor be he an individual
or be it an empire.
The moral code of that great Boman empire, like our own, was in a'
stato of chaos because it was built
on a similar immoral foundation-
private earth-ownership and the consequent exploitation.
Thore cannot bo two sides to a
moral code, as we find in existence
today. An act is either right or
wrong from a moral standpoint
whethor it be committed by an individual and state or mass morality
diametrically at variance, which is
moral chaos.
While we hang and imprison our
individual murderers and thieves and
condemn the liar as a perversion, do
we not tolerate tho massacre of millions and tho theft of wholo regions
when the state is the aggressor and
honor tho diplomat when he has lied
his way to some advantage to the
state.
Though thero is no visible power
higher than tho state yet we find
in the history of thc world example
after example of these states, founded on an immoral basis crumbling
to irretrievable and utter ruin which
is the working of the immutable law
of retribution.
Perhaps thc most astonishing qunlity in tho mentality of man is the
placid acceptance of things as they
are when those things are to his individual liking in spite of the fact
that to the vast majority they may
be a source of misery and suffering;
and that is the exact position in
which the earth-owners stand' today.
In spito of tho general misery of
mankind; in Bpito of the appalling
annual increase of insanity and
other forms of disease; in spite of
the violenco of the last terrible war
and tho inevitable wars to follow;
if\&y go in thc employment of force
is .definitely raised by the action of
the Washington government against
the striking miners, and by tho
roynding up of all suspected rcvolu-
ternaries. But, whilo legalists may
The inevitable result is unrest an£ fatffo over the righti ot the gov.
duced.
thc uso of the only weapon the producers possess, negativo violence in
tho form of the strike, |.
Our rulers, instead   of   logically
wu*  .«,v,.,Mlwu  VL   wkuwu-ggtftods by which the legal powors
ookmg facts in the face and acefe. gf-.of government are applied and
ing a just remedy for the causo ox
this chaotic condition of things,
grow alarmed and seo in every natural reaction on tho part of tho
workers, sedition and a threat to
their vested interests and their remedy is violence in tho form of per-
seution, machine guns and the spilling of blood.
And as violence grows out of valence as surely as lifo springs from
life, it seems as if the human race
will soon be engaged in a stupendous strugglo whieh may result in
prnctical annihilation.
Evory human being possessing any
sense of shame or any feeling of
hope for thc futuro of tho race must
havo been pained and disgusted on
reading the accounts of the happenings of thc last fow days in that
happy land of freedom and justice
to the south of us.
These happenings began in violenco and ended in violenco and will
produco a crop of violenco multiplied a hundred fold in the near
future.
Try nnd picture the mental stato
of tho participants of both sides in
those atrocities which produced the
savage attack, tho shooting, the
lynching, tho dragging of a corps*
about thc public highways, the dog's
burial and the savage lust of both
sides to maim and murder.
Such huppenings of those aro a
disgrace to mankind as a wholo and
call for a concerted effort of all
decent men to stem this insane tide
of violence which is swiftly whirling tho whole human raco to ruin
and chiins.
The spirits of love and justice
with their offspring, the spirit of
happiness, have deserted the haunts
of men und fled weeping into the
wilderness. And tbeir places hnve
been usurped by the spirits of greed
and revenge which manifest themselves in daily nets of voilenco and
hatred.
Neither workers nor masters can
lay down their heads upon their pillows und experience the sound, refreshing sleep which should fall
lightly upon their spirits becauso of
the violence which is rnging in thcir
hearts—tho violence of a righteous
indignation on tho ono side and the
violenco of greed and prido on tlio
other.
All sonsc of security has gono; for
thc worker knows thnt at any moment he muy be denied a sufficient
share of the products he hns created and tho capitalist trembles bohind his machine guns for in his in-
moBt heart he realizes that they cannot much longor uphold him fn the
position ho hus usurped, >
And there is only ono remedy
which can lay low this spirit of viol-,
ence and bring back from the wild-
crness those weeping spirits and instal them in bencficicnt rulo over
thc affairs of men.
Tho earth must be restored to the
children of men for whom it wob
designed; and until that Ib accomplished and the crime of exploitation abolished and work and a life
of security assured for all there can
be no rest nor peaco upon the earth.
For one portion of mankind to
own tho sources from which nil tbe
necessities arc obtained and by virtue of that possession to force the
other portion to labor for theu as
slaves labor for a mere living, is contrary to every principle of logic, to
common sense and to justice and is
the direet antithesis of Divine law,
and ean only end in ruin.
AU   the   pauodocivilizatioM   ot
whole of the world, there is no disposition shown by those rulers to
honestly and courageously discover
and face the true cause of these effects and institute a remedy becauso
that remedy entails sacrifice to
themselves.
Though true happiness ia only to
be found in self-sacrifice, it would
seem that that quality had permanently deserted the world of men;
yet that sacrifice must bo mado even
to the surrender of the earth's surface and the remodelling of society
from top to bottom if the whole of
mankind is ever to know the blcss:
ings of freedom and-knowledgo ami
contentment; and through that sacrifice would tho earth rulers receive
themselves those blessings to which
hitherto in spite of thcir possessions'
they havo been but strangers.
It would seem, however, as if
those owners arc surely blind to tho
writing on tbe wall, growing though
it bo in larger and redder type enrti
day that passes.
Governed by tho insanity of greed
with which their possessions have
inevitably inflicted them; blinded
and puffed with their trivial and
fleeting shadow of authority; forti-
fled in thcir madness by the immoral codes of laws which they have
bcen forcod to muke to maintain
themselves in their illogical position; faced by the rising clamor of
tho proletariats of the earth for a
freer and a fuller life, the deep significance of which tbey cannot grasp,
they gather behind their machine
guns in which in their blind stupidity they place implicit trust and filled with violence and the.lust of
possession they tnko their stand aijJl
the dark clouds gather on the horizon and thc storm which threatens
destruction and chaos over blackens
to thc bursting.
There is a way of escape, but it
is only through sacrifice, whieh in
the end is no sacrifice but rather
groat gain for thereby would the
shadow of a fleeting satisfaction
which possession at thc expense of
others can bestow only, bo replaced
by tho realities of that eternal contentment which is gainod through
the completo elimination of self end
by acting for the welfare of others.
is Force a Remedy for Unrest?
The lengths to which a government4 'celebration of the second unniver-
drument, under war measures that
are still in effective operation, publie
■opinion is much exercised 'over tho
Methods by which the legal powors
tho ulterior purposes of those who
put the legal machinery in motion.
Tho resort to military force against
strikers has long beon a subject of
acrimonious discussion in England
and America, whero this weapon has
bcen employed in the post. It mny
safely be affirmed that nothing in
thc industrial world has done more
to embitter the relations between
capital and labor than tho knowledge that the forcos of tho government were in evory case employed
against the men and in the interests
of property. Our whole industrial
system, reinforced by thc false
teaching of the churches, has been
built up with a view to the maintenance of the property idea against
thc rights of man. Is it any wonder
that working men, caught in thc
merciless jaws of this military industrialism, abandoned to their fate by
parliament, have preached revolution? But the solution is not to bc
found cither in red revolution or in
militarism. The community idea of
co-operation is the only solution, and
none of tho governments in power today contribute anything but lip servico to the idea of a co-operative
commonwenlth. So long as discontented workers are jailod for holding
ideas contrary to thc orthodox views
of thc old order, so long must wc
hnrbor thc four thut revolution, naked and relentless, may be the only
solution in store for countries tlmt
rely upon brute force for tho regeneration of society.
What has taken plnco in the Unitod States theso last few days seems
to bn accepted by the press of Cnnnda us n salutary step for the eradication of revolutionary thought. All
it can hope to accomplish by this
reign of terrorism, is to drivo discontent into underground activities
from which society linn much more
to fcur. Toko, for example, the arrest of thc "Reds." One would
Imagine, from tho press of Cunodn,
that these arrests hnd ut last mndo
the world safe for'democracy. It is
so easy for cditoriul writers to float
with the stream, and it is so eminently rcspoctable and so populnr
nmong advertisers. But whilo our
press acclaims theso urrcsls ns a
glorious victory, thoughtful people in
(he United States nro fnr from satisfied that force is u remedy for social
lisfiontent. Nor is it possible to
'onceive of any greater blunder than
Ihe resort to brutality which characterized the arrests of the suspected
"Reds."
The Springfield Republican is one
of the most conservative journals in
thc United States and will not be
accused of uny sympathy for "Radicalism," bo it politicnl or industrinl.
Commenting on the arrests made last
week, it says:
'Most of thc thirty-three men
who were taken to Ellis Island with
a view to their deportation after tho
raids Fridny on tho radicals in New
York, had 'bandaged beads, black
eyes, or other marks of rough handling.' Also of ISO other men who
were set froo thc greater part had
liko souvenirs of what a New York
newspaper calls "thc new attitude
of nggrcsBivcness assumed by life
federal agents against reds and suspected reds,' It is not alleged that
resistance to arrest was made; in
fact from the accounts given in the
press it would appear thut tho clubbing bogan Instantly nnd without
provocation. In explanation it is snid
thnt tho rough treatment of suspected reds had tho intended effect of
tempting to force their way into the
putting a damper on plans for tho building er bad already entered.
ONE  OP  THB  FIRST
PRINCIPLES
of UNIONISM i* to support one's fellows.
Unionism obtains fair wages for yon and looks to
you—in turn—to pay a fair price (which means
fair wages to tbe other fellow) for such goods
as you need. How then can some of you fellow
union men justify your purchasing from Japs,
Chinese and othors who are notoriously outside
any white man's Union, and whose standard of
living wages are below Union Standards! Maybe you think to save a few dollars. Even if you
do, sueh trading is disloyal and contrary to
Union tenets. It is highly doubtful if you save
anything as our grade of excellence is practically unapproachable at such moderate prices as we
quote.
WOMEN'S
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$55.00
OT
Dentistry is a calling of individual service, and should engender in the dentist a proper conception of individual responsibility, an
ideal of service for the common good. It is not too
much to say that I take great pride in the service I
render, and I am delighted with it only in proportion
to the satisfaction my patients receive from it. I have
been named "the careful dontist," and-the care which
is characteristic of my methods enables mo to guarantee my work for ten years. The price schedule on my
office wall will show that I am not too selfish.
Over
Drug
Store
sary of Bolshevist Bussia.
"There iB, howovor, anothor side
to the case which is suggestod by
tho phrase 'suspected reds.' It evidently is used to mean not a red
who Ib Buspcctod of crime, but any
porson who is suspected of being a
red, which is a different matter.
Since thore is no legal definition of
a red, it may be assumed that tho
worst than can happen to one, boiling in oil, for example, is better than
his deserts. But the status of a suspected red is somewhat different,
just us tho status of a suspected
murderer is different from that of a
man found guilty of murder, In the
present caso all tho men arrested
wero treated alike, yet of nbout 180,
only 33 wore held, nnd of these it is
still to bc seen how many aro guilty
—presumably many of them were
taken to Ellis Island simply becnuse
their deportation seemed possible.
"This 'new nttitude of nggressivc-
ncss,' therefore, appoars to involve
the indiscriminate punishment of the
guilty and thc innocent, and to show
thc barmfulncss of such a policy one
need not assume that all the victims
against whom the police failed to
make out a ease were nngols of light.
It-is sufficient to point to the glaring
failure of thc Czar's Cossacks and
secret polico to suppross revolutionary propaganda by indiscriminate
brutality even when curried further
than is possible in a republic. A republic hns its own safeguards, of a
different nnd botter sort, nnd not the
leust of them is a serupu!oun respect
for tho luw, which falls into contempt when thc innocent nre punished with the guilty."
This is a timely reproof to those
who rely upon brute force to suppress industrial unrest. Canada is
not far from this typo of autocratic
polico who interpret tho spirit of
govornment nt Ottawa in terms of
militnry despotism. The best way to
avoid rovolution is to remove the
root causes of unrest. This cannot
bo accomplished by midnight raids
or the policeman'b club.—The Statesman.
Get Your Bond at the Fed. Offlce
During the Liberty Bond campaign
the Federationist Offlce will he open
each evening to 10 o'clock, Satur-
days included, so that those desirous
of aiding the defenso of the workers arrested in Winnipeg can be supplied with bonds without any difficulty, Oet behind a button, this is
yonr flght.
Defense Danco
Don't forget tho Trades and
Labor Council whist drive and
dance on Wednesday, Decembor 3,
the Dominion Hall. This dunce
is being orgnnized to raise funds for
tho defense of thc men arrested in
Winnipeg, Admission, genu 50c, ladies 25c.
Pittsburg, Ph.—Antagonism of tho
public press ngainst the steel striko
hus taken a now form nnd the campaign of "bolshevisin" nnd "revolution has bcen abandoned to a
large extent, as this deluge of abuse
and slender hns not affected lho
strikers. This hns coi)i|iellcd new
tactics by the workers' enemies and
now 'these newspapers nre hammering away on the theory that the
strike -is over and the men are returning to work. Thc strike is being
referred to as "thc recent slriko"
and the red head lines ubout "revolution" are placed iu cold storage
for future use.
A significant fact iu connection
with the Armistice dny killings tlmt
is well known in Reattlo and on thc
north coast is the fact that the
bodies of each of thc ci-norviec men
killed were found either in thc doorway of the I. Wl W. hnll or in tho
hnll itself, thus indicating that thc
men when  killed   oither   were   at'
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now is—if sugar could have boen to
controlled, why not other commodities f
Government (Controls and
Prices Did Not Rise
Durin; War
[By W. Francis Ahern |
Tho fact that the price of sugar in'
Australia has never altered throughout thc whole course of the wnr, and
is sold today at the snme price as it
was in July, 1014, amply demonstrates that governments have the
power to fix prices.
It must not he thought that the
continuance of thc price ut the one
level was due to nny benevolence on
thc pnrt of tho Sugar Trust in Australia, nor on thc part of any of the
retailing merchants. It was simply
because thc price was fixed between
two Labor governments—tho Austrnlian Federal Lubor government, under Mr, Fisher (which wus in office
during the early part of the wnr),
and the Queensland state Labor government, headed by Mr. Ryan. By
aa agreement between these two
Labor governments, the sugar supply
was effectively controlled, and tho
price fixed at 8%d, (7 cents) per lb,
at. which it hus remained during the
whole course of thc wur.
Of course, had the arrangement
been '"ado by anti-Labor governments, there is no telling what the
pricu of sugur niight hnve been today, But the reason that there bus
been no increase in the price affords
n striking example of the practicability of price-fixing.   The question
Next Week's Play
The Empress patrons will have another great treat in store for tbem
next week when we present David
Belasco's wonderful play, "Little
Women." Its beautiful idyll is ono
of tho gems of American literature,
and the refreshing romance of youth
permeates tho atmosphere throughout
its entire Btory, Miss Harriot will
be seen in the leading part, wliich
happens to bo one exactly suited to
her best stylo of acting. In con*
structing this pretty story the author used just enough tears for a
background to bring out the laughter
and sunshine. Evory woman will go
in raptures o*fcr "Littlo Women,"
nnd of courso every man loves what .
ever woman loves, so thoso who have
not ordered their scatfl had bettor
do so as it will be a record break*
•••
Paris.—That, despite all denials to
the contrary, the French governmont
is at wur with Soviet Bussia, has
officially been admitted in connection with thc trial of Capt. Jacques
Sadoul, who is on trial by court-
martial for "deserting" to tho Boi*
sheviks. In the face of the court-
martial trial, which is being conducted in the nbsenco of Sadoul, tho
socialists have entered Sadoul offi*
cinlty as the party's candidate for
deputy from one of tho Paris dls*
tricts.
Home.—Capt. Oiulietvi, secretary
of the Seamen's Federation, who is
a candidate for office in thc general
elections, has ordered steamships of
Severn 1 lines iiat to leave until after
the elections il order to permit tho
crews to vote. The elections were
held November 10,
THE WORKING MAN CAN GET BETTER
GOODS FOR WORKING IN FROM US
THAN ANY OTHER STORE    ■
Men's Gloves nnd Mills, wool or leather.
Men's Sox, all wool.   Men's Underwear,
Men's ITcavy Twill Shirts, $1.25 and 92,
for this week.
Men's Grey Pianola Shirts, $1.50, $1.75.
Wc have a large stock of Overcoats in very
nice patterns ami deslgUH, from $17.50 up to
$40.   The best procurable,
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Unity of Labor: The Hope of the World
FBIDAY..
...November 28,  1919
THERE IS A TYPE of individual in
existence, that but for the imbecility
which they at times display, would never
,be noticed. In tho ordinary course of
events, two or three members of the International Trades
DOING THEIR Council of this
MASTER'S city, would not re-
DIRTY WORK. ceive a line of comment in any newspaper, and unless with derision, would never
be mentioned in any paper devoted to
working class interests. Last Friday's
local press gave a deal of publicity to the
utterances of these individuals, which
were made at the meoting of tbe International Trades Council held on Thursday
evening. These utterances were so much
in line with the propaganda of the ruling
class press with respect to thc general
strike in Winnipeg, and the arrests of the
liabor men that followed, that they wero
given headlines in evor£ newspaper that
panders to thc dictates of the ruling class
of this country.
• *        *
It is not thc policy of this paper to be
personal, but in view of the fact that the
statements made could not have been more
malicious, and in keeping with ruling
class attacks on the members of the working class now facing trial in Winnipeg,
if they had been paicHor by some ruling
olass interests, and uttered with thc deliberate purpose of aiding in thc sending
of the men to the penitentiary—we have
no compunctions to giving them a little
personal touch, and a deal more space
than they are worthy of. Delegato Russell, a one-time supporter of tho O. B. U-,
and who voted for it in the Steam Engineers Union before that organization ae:
ceded from the Internationa! and latev
carried a card in the O. B. U., the number
of which wbb "2243," but for reasons
best known to himself, and which are not
very hard to discover, undertook to reorganize the International local at -a later
date, stated amongst a lot more nonsense,
that "the lava of Canada were just, and
the men shnDd be punished if they had
broken them," or words to )Jiat effect.
* *        *     -
Delegate Russell, who by the way, was
never very prominent in the Labor movement until he became the owner of a meal
ticket, has evidently very little knowledge
of the Labor movement or ita history, or
he would not rush in where angels fear
to tread. Hfr evidently does not know
that Labor organizations, since the very
early days of their existence, have been
the objects of ruling class attacks. He
evidently has not read of the early struggles of the workers when they first attempted to organize, and of the anti-combination laws of 1800. By these statutes
it was made a crime to belong to a trade
union. How in 1824 they were repealed,
and again in 1826 were put back in force.
He evidently has not recognized that even
in this day the laws of the land are so
framed that the activities of thc workers
can be retarded at the will of the employing class. He can not have heard of the
injunctions that have been taken out
against the organizations in thc city of
Winnipeg. Yes, the laws are "just,"
they are just as the ruling class would
have them. And the poor simp who made
the statement referred to, has not' yet
even realized that men with as little knowledge as himself can not achieve any position in a real Labor movement. This is
borne out by thc faot that until thc radi-
cal clement, or the progressives, who understand the reason for the failure of thc
eraft organizations, had left the Internationals, that he could not even achieve
the dignity of becoming a delegato to the
central body, or in any way representing
any of the workers.
..    •        * •      •
•
Two other delegates to thc International Trades Council, who were evidently
not iu accord wilh the views of Delegate
Russell, as to the "justness" of Canadian
laws, weep opposed to the subscribing of
money for the* defence of their fellow
workers, because thc money was, or might
be used, for the spreading of O. B. U.
propaganda. This form ol' opposition to
the defence fund, is possibly more slimy
and underhand than thc ignorant opposition of Delegate Russell. To oppose thc
defending of any men, beeause of a sublime simplicity and faith in ruling class
laws, and their justness, can bo overlooked, and the simple-minded individual pitied for his lack of knowledge. But Delegates Showier and Sully, the delegates in
question, arc well aware that the funds of
the defence committee arc boing used for
the purpose for which they were raised.
If they have any doubts on the matter,
they know that the books of the committee arc open to inspection of any Labor
organization. The committee in Vaneonver is composed of representatives of the
following organizations: Thc Vancouver
Trades and Labor Council, thc B. C. Federation of Labor, the Socialist! Party of
Canada, and the Solders nnd Sailors Labor Counoil, and they hove each had financial statements submitted to them. Thc
committee in Winnipeg is made up of
similar organizations, and the International Trades and Labor Oounoil, this in
itself gives thc lie to thc malicious insinuations of the individuals referred to. As
a matter of fact, the 0. B. U. has paid
the expenses of at least one speaker for
tho defence committee.   Not a cent has
been spent locally in the administration of
thc fund. Not a member of the committee
has received a cent for his services, and
this statement can be verified by the financial statement of the committee.
*        *        *
If thc representatives of thc International organizations in this city want to
put a few more nails in the coffins of those
organizations, they could not do better
than let the men referred to act as their
spokesmen. By their deeds shall ye know
them. And while the International local
unions are assisting the defence committee, and merchants and other people in
Winnipeg, not connected with the Labor
movement, are aiding by funds, and in
other ways the cause of the members of the working class arrested
as a result of the Winnipeg strike, it has
remained for a few individuals who do
not in any way represent the workers,
but clothed with a little dignity conferred
on them by being appointed delegates to
a central body that thc majority of the
organizations who are not 0. B.'U. will
not touch or have any dealings with, to
carry on a campaign of villification and
slander against men that are so far above
them mentally and iu every 'other way,
that they are not fit to lace their shoes,
and which must surely have made the ruling elass chuckle with joy. Wc havo no
quarrel with men that hold different views
to ns, but we have nothing but contempt
for men who cither through ignorance, or
because of personal spite, or a desire to
bask in the sunshine of their masters'
smiles, and receive a little cheap notoriety,
would lick the boots of the ruling class.
They are beneath the contempt of even a
common stool pigeon. They are beyond
thc pale of human decency, and will eventually reach the proper place for all traitors, and will be smothered by their own
infamy.
WHILE many people are of the opinion that the Great War was a war
to end wars, those who did the most talking about the freeing of the world from
the gaunt spectre of destruction, disease
and famine, are very
WHAT active in making prep-
DOES IT arations to extend their
ALL MEAN?      activities in the creating
of the means by whicli
warfare is carried on. The recent visit of
Admiral Jcllicoe was the forerunner of
great and extensive activities on the part
of thc big business interests who are preparing for the next great war to end war.
This may possibly bring "great prosperity" to Vancouver, with a naval programme in the making, and other ventures taking active shape, and the workers
of this vicinity may in the near future find
a demand for their labor in the production
of weapons and machines of destruction.
Many people would distinctly object to
any suggestion that the recent visit* of
Admiral Jcllicoe had anything to do with
business. But "business," that is if it is
big enough, is a very peculiar thing. It is
carried oa in many ways. It has been
customary in the' past, when markets
wore required, to scud missionaries to the
country not yet "civilized" in order that
the natives might become educated to the
extent that they would need the surplus
products of thc nation or nations sending
them the word of God. Should the word
of God not prove sufficient to achieve
the object, then some excuse was found to
make it plausible to send an expeditionary
fdfee to safeguard the missionaries or
traders that inevitably followed in their
wake. This kind of procedure is no longer
possible, as capitalism has "civilized" all
the uncivilized people on the face of the
globe, and they have become competitors.
The need for markets is still existent,
however, and those that ean show that
they have the right to them, which is the
might to take them, even if necessary by
force of arms, will get them. Hence, instead of the late war ending war, the
samo cause of all wars still exists, only
more so. Hence thc feverish activities of
big business in thc death-dealing and destructive engine-manufacturing world. Of
course, British Imperialism is not the same
as the German or American type, but the
object is undoubtedly the same.
• •        •
We have learned from the press of this
week, that there has been great activities
in Dominion Steel Stock. That this is only
thc first step iu a series of widespread
amalgamations of big business in this
country with a capitalization of $400,000,-
000. Most of the new capital being provided by British interests. Wc also learn
that is was anntunccd laBt week that 50,-
000 shares of Dominion Steel Corporation
were to be sold to a syndicate of leading
business men of Great Britain, including
Viscount Furness, Sir Trevor Dawson, Sir
William cBnrdmore and Sir Harry McOowan.
• t        •
Lord Furness is a great shipping magnate, Sir Trevor Dawson is one of thc
executives of the Vickers firm of ship**
buildei's/w-liich already has a plant in Can-
ado, Sir William Beardmorc is head of
one of Britain's largest engineering and
ordnance firms with works near Glasgow,
AVhilc Sir Horry McOowan is heavily interested iu explosives and ordnance works
in Canada, Brituin and South Africa.
t        «        •
Of course the people of Canada are a
peace-loving people, and there cannot
possibjy be any warlike intentions in the
minds of our rulers, but seriously, we arc
wondering why tho armament trust of
Great Britain should exteud its activities
to this country. It fiiay possibly bc onc
of the measures towards bringing the
oountry to a peace basis, and to the providing the returned men with a job, but,
having hod some little experience of tho
methods -of big business, and thc inevitable demands for more and greater profits, and au ever keener struggle for markets, wc arc very much afraid that in
spite of the great war to end war Being
concluded, that our masters have no such
foolish notions in their heads. Wc sincerely hope that we are wrong, but would
suggest Hint the people of this country
should take very careful notice of 'the
activities of those who are in business to
produce the weapons of warfare. Generally, if one is looking for a' fight, prepaf'iJ
tions are made accordingly and the above
news item would appear as if someone
was looking for a scrap.
A communication from George F. Stirling and our answer to it, has been un-
avoidly held over until next week, as matters of greater importance had to be dealt
with in this issue.
A returned soldier, who had served two
years overseas, has recently been discharged by the Sewage and Drainage
Board. He was asked as to lus nationality, and informed hiB questioner that he
was a Jew. The returned man now asks
why it was the government did not ask
his nationality when he served overseas,
and refuse to employ him as a soldier, if
he cannot work for it in civilian life, because of his nationality?
Contrary to press statements as to the
defeat of the Socialists in France, at the
recent elections in that country, the Socialists made great gains, not in thc number of scats, but in votes polled. The total
vote polled was 1,700,000, a gain of 600,-
000 over the last election. Thc government, however, saw to it by manipulation
that the Socialists did not get the benefit
of thc increased vote in tho number of
seats.
British troops who came from Siberia
on the Montcagle, informed a Federationist representative that the Russians would
not fight against the Bolsheviki, and that
they were lining up with thc Bolsheviki
forces daily. One of the men informed
our agent, that the only reason many of
the Anti-Soviet troops stayed with the
forces, was beeause of the food they received. This does not look as if there
was much opposition outside of thp forces
of intervention to the Bolsheviki regime?
Earl Curzon, British foreign secretary,
speaking in the House of Lords recently,
said: "That Egypt was neither able to
protect her own frontiers, nor to guarau*
tee a stable internal government."   If he
had left it at that, he might have got
away with it, but his following statement
gives the whole game away.   It was:
He  declared  that  Great  Britain
could not wash her hands of a country standing at the door of a great
highway to India.
This at last shows the necessity for the*
"government" of Egypt by Great Britain."
Should Labor win all the seats in the
municipal elections in the city of Wimii
peg, it would be a remarkable performance, as property, not men is entitled^'
vote in Manitoba, just as it is in British,
Columbia. Even the press states that
sonic men who own property in sevfth
wards, will have Beven votes, and Labor
meu, common or'garden proletarians, will
only vote once, and as the majority of the
property in Winnipeg is owned by the;
opponents of Labor, it seems hardly leasable tbat Labor can win out, but if it does,
it will be a most remarkable achievement.
From press reports, we learn that thc
people of Great Britain are amazed at the
audacity of the ruling class of the United
States, and its use of the injunction in the
coal miners' strike. There is no doubt
that the methods used are more crude in
the United States than thoy are in the Old
Land. This is due to the fact that the
ruling class of the British Isles has had
much experience of ruling, and in addition, there are many of its rulers that
havo a goodly grasp of history and realize
just what, can be accomplished by the
mailed fist'type of rule. As a result, the
members of the ruling class in that country are more adept at concealing the
power they have over the people. They
also, having a knowledge of the history
of Europe, realize that the brutal method
inevitably brings reprisals. There may
be more efficiency in thc United States
methods, but they are more dangerous to
thc ruling class than those of Great Britain. Canadian statesmen should note
this fact.
Sir George Paish has fears as to thc
future in Germany. Writing to the Globe,
he says: "When a nation is in misfortune
and misery, it is likely to do desperate
things. I dread the approach of winter
iii Germany. There is no danger of the
people swinging back again to thc support of the party whicli brought them into
this war. The'great danger is that it will
swing off to thc left, to the Spartacans,
and that there may be a condition of chaos
infinitely worse than in Russia."
He then goes on to suggest a preventative to this dire catastrophe, which for
naiveness is indeed unique. His remedy
is as follows: "It is essential, therefore,
thnt everything possible should be done to,
prevent this great disaster. It is of the
utmost importance that the world shall
consider how to render assistance to the
Gentian people at thc prosent time, not
only for thc sake of humanity, but for the
sake of ourselves and for thc sake of our
Allies." v "■
He then says: "That all the world
should come iu to assist in so great a crisis.
Europe needs all the surplus of all the*
worki until its productive power can Ve
restored. It can pay only in part for whit
it purchases. For thc balance it must be
given credit. Food and raw material must
be supplied in exchange for securities of
one kind or another," he concludes.
Now, if wc have not misread Sir
George's statements, he would BBBist our
erstwhile enemy. This is particularly peculiar conduct for any people who have
starved by tlio medium of the blockade,
people who for a great portion of thc war
were our Allies. Can it bo possible that
our statesmen arc thinking of feeding the
Hun?—the Hun that is without any semblance of humanity, after they have car*
lied on an active military and economic
campaign against our late Allies, the Russians J
More Productions
[By William Stewart in the Glasgow
Forward]
^ What is wanted is more produc-
tion. The prime minister says so.
Tho Labor minister says so. The
Board of Trade man says so. The
Chamber of Commerce says so, and
the coal owners and the railway directors, and the shipbuilding directors ,and the learned lecturers on political economy—thoy all say so. AU
the high-brows who never produco
anything agree that what is wanted
is moro production.
Against such unanimity there is no
answer. These gentlemen must be
right ,and tho only question that
arises is: "Why don't thoy begin to
get itt"
I do not suggest that thoy should
begin to produco anything themselves. That would be unreasonable,
and also uneconomical. Though thoy
aU took off their coats tomorrow and
began to learn to work the sum total
of their production would not contribute oven an infinitesimal increase
iu tho national wealth. They couldn't
produce enough to keep themselves
alive, and it is lucky for them that
thoir existence does not depond on
their own exertions. Possibly some
of them, by dint of propor bossing
nnd discipline, might be (ruined tu
do something at least comparatively
useful, Lloyd George might ,in timo,
becomo a modorately effective coal-
trimmer. Bir Robert Horno.miglit bo
trained to follow on behind a mo-
clianical potato-diggor. Lord Birkenhead might lenrn to use clumsily a
scavenger's broom, but thc acquirement of skill in those useful occupations would bc so brain-exhausting,
and it would require so much time
and trouble to teach them evon the
necessary motions, that the nation
would bc the loser in the end.
Tho output would be too small and
tho expenditure of supervising labor
too groat. And the need is urgent,
The nation cannot wait -until these
helpless persons have learned how to
work productively. But still the
question is relovnnt: Why don't they
got moro production! They are the
organizers, aren't they? They are
the national executive. Thoy are
tho captains of industry. Thoy
know and koep on saying that more
production is wanted. Why don't
thoy got moro  production! - Thoy
BALKANS ELECT
"LEFT" MAiORiTY
Socialism   Makes   Great
Headway in Balkan
Countries
Paris.—Demetrius Pournaras, the
veteran militant Greek socialist, discusses in " Lo Populairo'' tho future of socialism, in the Balkan countrios. Of late yeara socialism has
taken -deep root there, particularly
in Bulgaria. During tho war the Bulgarian socialists split Into a "narrow" and "broad" organisation,
the former akin to the menshoviki
of Russia.
At the samo timo tho peasants organized a party of their own corresponding to their economic noeds,
while other groups likewise tried to
express themselves politically. The
general elections that took place last
August produced the following results: Peasants of the loft, 72 members; peasants of the right, 13;
"narrow" or communist socialists,
47; "broad" socialists, 89; democrats, 28; nationalists, 19; progressives, 8; radicals, 8; and old followers of Stambouloff, 2.
Thus the groups of the left have
the majority aud are in a position
to overturn tho cabinot of the coalition. Tho victory has produced a
profound impression upon tho socialists of Serbia, Rumania and Grecck.
It revives the idea of a Balkan foderation of the various nationalities
upon the basis of a community of
interests among tho struggling
masses,
WAR PARTY IS
SI IN PUR
Life of Defense of the
Realm Act Is
Extended
London.—In spito of vigorous protests on tho part of tlio progressive
minority the submissive Houso of
Commons has passed tho second read*
ing of tho War Emergency-* Laws
(Continuation) Bill, which ia in effect a nieustirt to oxtend the lifo of
tho Dofenso of tho Iicalm Act for
twelve months aftor the termination
of tho presont war—whioh is not yot
(officially) terminated and will not
be until the French and British governments determine to bring it to
an end. Arthur Henderson, spooking
for tho Ilrst timo aiflco his ro-cloc*
tion to parliament, Bpoko vigorously
against tho government's refusal to
trust tho poople twolve months nftor
'tho Armistice. Colonel Wodgowood
put his flngor on tho crux of tho bill
whon ho declarod that it waa really
directed ngninst strikes and labor
unrost..
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bond. Hare yon got yonrs yet. Oet
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,aro willing to holp all you can tbo
dofenso of the men arretted In Win*
ntpeg.
Eastern O. B, U. Paper
The Workers' Weekly ,a live, intonating eight-page Labor paper,
published lu Stollutton, Nova Scotia,
by orgnni7.0dl.nbor of Plctou county, is publishing "A Short History
of tho 0. B. U.," which has just been
concluded in The B. C. Federationist.
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are Issued to erery purchaser of a
bond. Have you got yours yet Oet
behind a button and show that you
ue willing to help all you can the
defense of the men arrested In Win*
lipeg.
cannot produco anything themselves.
They would probably feel insultod
if it was suggested that they could.
But thoy can get other people to
produce. That is thoir function.
Thoy are the organizers of industry.
Thnt is thoir claim. They themselves
allego it continually. Why don't
they organizet Why don't thoy got
moro production, instoad of forever
getting up on thcir pedestals in high
places and reiterating "Moro production! More production!" like so
many talking parrots?
Thoy can got moro production immediately if thoy nro really in car-
nest. There aro at tho present moment in this country at least half a
million idlo poople, ready, willing',
and ablo to produco. And another
half-million ure coming home from
tho wars. Here is thc chanco for
tho organizers uud cuptains of industry. What is it you want produced*
Housos t There aro qunrriors nnd
brick makers, nnd builders, and
joinefs and carpenters amongst those
idlo poople. They will produco tho
hoifces. Is it moro production in
clothos you wnnt? thero aro amongst
thoso idlo pooplo skilled spinners nnd
weavers and garment makers. Thoy
will produce the clothes. Is it boots
und shoos you wunt in greater*quantities? There aro tanners and curriers and bootmakers waiting to bo
nllowed to give you tho boots nnd
shoos. Is it brend you wnnt? There
arc agricultural laborers sufficient to
mnke all your door forests and wasto
lands 'into bread producing cornfields.
And tho marvellous thing—ond boyond your understanding, doubtless
—ia that theso peoplo aro willing to
givo you all tliis production for nothing, without asking proflt. All
they nsk is n shuro of wint they produco. They ask for houses to live
in, for clothes to wear ,for bread to
oat, and if thoy produco luxuries
thoy ask a share of those also. Guar*
antoo them thoso things nnd you will
get all the production necessary, and
moro.. Why then don't you got it?
You superman? Why don't you organize the "more.production?" Why
mnko laughing stocks of yourselves
with your silly ranting and raving
about moro production! Do you
think tho unemployed peoplo nt your
workgatos and in the streets, and at
your Lobor Bureaus, don't see
through it all? And how much longor do you think thoy aro going to
wait, held back from the right to
produc.0 through your inefficiency,
your self-conceit -your covetousness?
Do you think thoy aro going to wait
until you are pleased to grant them
a slnve standard of life in return for
their inoreasod'production? If you
think so, you are wrong. If it is
your policy, as in years gono by, to
create a great unemployment crisis,
and thus force down wages, then, bo*
ware the results! You will have
tried that onco too often. But, nt
least, be honest with yourselves nnd
with tho people. Stop talking about
more production to people who have
no work to do. Irony can bo carried too far.
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[ So-called Labor Representatives Are Protested
Against
Washington, ID. C—As tie inter-
J nntionnl labor conference, called in
i anticipation of tlie ratification of tho
* League of Nations Covenant,   con*
i' tinites -its sessions, more and more
protests nro being filed ngninst the
delegates accredited by the vnrious
governments. '
. Things began whon organized ln-
' bor of Japan doclared that the Jap*
' pnncso delegate was really an exploiter of labor. Next followed the
announcement that Australian labor
hnd refused to have anything to do
with the Washington conference, on
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agents.
Argentina follower], the Argentine
Labor Federation issuing a deduction thai the Argentine delegation
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labor farther points out that tho
technical advisor of tho delegation
is a member of the railroad strikebreakers' organization.
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Indian labor are appointees of the
British governmont who are pledged
to a mild form of home rule under
the British flag.
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International Unions Are
Supporting Men Arrest
ed in Winnipeg
Tho statements made by certain
delegates to the International
Trados Conncil at the last meeting
of that body, as to the manner in
which the funds collected by tbo
dofenso committee are boing expended, has caused considerable resent.
ment in Winnipeg. Here in Vancouvor tho statement., have had Uttle
if any offect, as those who were responsible for the statements have
littlo standing among the workers
here. Secretary Law of the Winnipeg defonse committee, writing undor date of November 22 to tho seeretary of the local dofonse committee, has the following to say on tho
matter: '„   •
"Dear Comrade,—Press despatches
appearing in yesterday's paper hore
carry information that the International Trades Council of your city
has refused to endorse tho Winnipeg defense fund. There is, naturally, much comment throughout Win*
nipeg amongst all shades of labor
opinion, and' the defenso committee
hore thinks that somothing should
be done at your end to Anally nail
down these kinds of lies that have
been travelling round the country
much faster than we ean overtake
them.
"Wo have a big enough flght on
our hands in various ways with the
powers that be, without being
stabbed in the baek by our alleged
friends. In xy flght like this those
who are not with- us aro against us,
and must be treated accordingly.
"Yours,
"JAMES LiLW."
The Bev. W. Ivens, ono of the
mon facing trial, in a letter under
tho same date, says;
"This morning's Freo Pross
brings the news that the Vancouver
Trados Counoil has turned down the
Liberty Bond campaign; also the
story that a certain porson has been
in the East, doing O. B. V. work,
and paid for tho same by the defenso committoe.
"Be thcir endorsation of the Liberty Bond campaign I have nothing
to say excepting that these men
■ must havo been misled in the matter, and therefore do not see thut
il is their fight just as mueh as it
is ours.
"Tho other matter, however, is
too serious for us to overlook. I
met the same story while I was in
Montreal. While I was addressing
the District Council of Machinists,
or Carponters, I forget which at the
moment, I was asked by Foster, secrotary of tho Montreal Trades and:
Labor Council, how many men wero
on tho road for the dofense committee of Winnipeg. He told mo that
ono man—lie intimated that it was
Joe Knight—had boen in Montreal
only ten days previously, and now
I was thore. Surely, he said, that
was a duplication of work and a
needless waste of monoy. Further,
ho claimed that Knight was agitating for the 0. B. U. and so was
using defense money for that purpose. e
"That opened tho whole mattor,
and I was in a position to give that
council all tho facts. Briefly they
aro as follows:
"1. Joe Knight is in tho East as
an organizor for the 0. B. U. He
is paid by that body, and has at no
timo drawn his oxponses from the
defense committee. He was in Montreal as stated, he was paid as above.
"Knight is keenly interested in
tho defense committee, and so
overy where he goes raises what
money ho can for the dofense committee, and Winnipeg is constantly
receiving money that ho thus raises.
'' 2. Beforo I wont East rumors to
this same effect had boen raised in
Winnipeg, with the result that James
Law, the secretary of tho defense
committee, had -demanded that his
hooks bo thoroughly audited, and a
complote statemont published.
"This was dono, and a statement
is now published and given to tho
delegates on tho defence committee
wookly.
"Moreovor, the books are open to
every workor evory day for inspec*
tion.
"3. The defenso committee Is
composod of: (a) tho dolegates originally appointed by the strike committee; (b) tho' oxecutive of the
Trades nnd Labor Council of Winnipeg; (c) tyo dolegates from eveiy
workers' organization hero.
'It is to these persons that the
monthly financial report is given. It
is they ulso who authorize tho expenditure! of overy dollnr from the fund.
"Lot it bo said that tho Winnipeg Trades Council International has
taken hold of the Liberty Bond
scheme witb zeal and that should be
sufficient proof of the integrity of
tbo wholo plnn,
"Yours for the cause,
"WM. IVENS."
Those clear statements from r
sponsible men, and who aro backed
by the international unions of Winnipeg, givo the He direct to tho
charges of wring defenso funds for
other purposes than those for which
tbey wore rinsed, ana discredit in
the oyes of all thinking mon those
wbo make statements which they
cannot back up, and which thoy
know are not true. Tho motives behind must be a matter of conjecture,
but at any rato they cannot bc above
suspicion,
Jack Harrington Delves
Into the History of
Past Systems
Oet Toot Bond at the Fed, Office
During the Liberty Bond campaign
the Federationist Offlce will be open
each evening to 10 o'clock, Saturdays Included, so that those desirous
of aiding the defense of the workers arrested in Winnipeg can be supplied with, bonds without any difficulty. Oet behind * button, this Is
your flght.
Pine Bluff, Ark.—Organized carpenters have raised wages to 021-2
cents an hour.
Buy only from a union store.
Comrade Jack Harrington addressed
the regular Sunday evening meeting
of the Socialist Party of Canada at
the Empress theatre, The speaker
devoted a portion of his lecture to
the struggles of various forms of life
for the perpetuation of their species,
and in which struggle they had developed many so-called "wise provisions of nature" to aid them. Concerning this latter phrase, the speaker was careful to point out that it
was not intended to imply that nature was a conscious being, who had
regard for theso forms of life. The
lecturer contended that the parental
instinct of animal life had tended to
weaken in tho human race, as man
left the rest of the animal kingdom
behind in progress by the development of his reasoning powers, and
the culture of his civilizations.
Life brought us the desiro to livo,
ami kept us on tb* planet. Love
brought tho development of sox. All
forms of lifo were necessarily parasitic. To secure the perpetuation of
the species, some forms, deficient in
other means of defence, were profuse
in thoir propagation as with many
kinds of plant life, and the low
forms of animal life; while in fifio
higher forms of animal lifo strength,
agility, swiftness, the claw nnd the
fang, cunning and the parental instinct had been developed to secure
it. Out of the play of forces on tho
plane of the lower animal kingdom,
man had emerged though at a disadvantage in muny respects, by virtuo
of his evolving superior reasoning
powers. In conjunction wtih the
power to roason, he bad greater
range of articulation than other animals, becauso of the formation of his
vocal organs. This faculty of speech
helped the development of ideas. In
addition, he had the power to oppose
his thumb to any of his fingers, thus
enabling him to become s tool using,
and, by virtue of his reasoning powers ,thc only tool creating animal.
In tbe progress of time, ho reached civilization, the beginning of
which is marked by the art of writing. This latter becomes an artificial kind of memory, and social man
stores up his knowledge. At this
point the speaker dealt with ancient
systems of social organization, explaining the differenco in status of
tho slave among the barbaric tribes,
and tho slaves of tho ancient civilizations of Egypt, Greece and Eome.
Under barbarism, tho .slave, a captive of war, or, a voluntary subject,
becauso of failure of supplies in his
own territory, had his slavory mitigated by familiar personal intercourse with his tribal owners. A
low stage of wealth production allowed of no great disparity in conditions of existence, and tending
flocks and herds was easy labor. The
slave was often, after a time, admitted to full membership in tho tribe,
and his children always. Under tbe
ancient civilizations resulting from
the greater productivity of man, we
see class societies in their developed
forms; a muster cluss and a slave
class, separated by an ever-widening
and practically impassable gulf, as
wealth accumulates. For tbo slavo,
tbo auctioneer's blo-.;k in the market placo, chains and the armed
guard, whips nnd unremitting toil,
digging, hewing and building. Out
of the servitude arose the splondovs
rf the ancient empires with tboir
strutting aristocracies, prideful as
gods of another sphere in tbe faces
of low-born men.
The slave revolts had boen frequent, and tbeir suppression terrible
and .bloody, but the history which
bas survived the censorship of tho
ruling classes, shows thut the spirit
of man cannot be altogether subdued. Bome passed away, and we
need shed no tear. Out of thc anarchy and confusion aroso foudal society, and in course of time the present capitalist order appears; each
order in turn based on its own form
of slave labor, chattel slavery, serfdom and wage slavery in succession.
Each and every ono of theso forms
of slavery have been justified by tl|e
class religion and cluss morality imposed by the rulers on thc society ofl
their time. Today tho school, tho
press ,and pulpit perform that function so well that there are wage-
workors who justify their poverty,'
as theirs by right, in that they did
not go to school ,or they drink, or
that they showed poor judgment in j
a speculation.
Tho working class position as a
wholo, howover, is not offected byj
these considerations. But it is significant of the power of tho capital- i
ist class education and propaganda,
that ia backward countrios, such an
Bussia and Mexico, tho workers
have gained ft larger measure of in
dependence and control of thoir
moans of life than is the case in tho
capitalist countries whore roading
nnd writing arc universal. And not*
thor in nature nor in previous stages
of social, life is te be found so weak
an instinct to protect tho young as
in capitalist society. It Is only in
it thnt wd find adults living by tho
exploiting of children. Not alono do
wo find the capitalists thriving on
tho labor of -tho childron of the
working cluss, but tho workers thomsolves surrender them to the mill and
shop and factory. Economic necessity, custom and capitalist propaganda on the viciousness of idleness
and the dignity of labor, huvo so
prevailed over the parental instinct
to protect tho young from harm,
that thoy aro surrendered willingly
to exploitation. But the spirit of
rcsistauce is reviving. In Soviet
Bussia, tbo great mother of tho pro-
sent great ago coming appears a now
ethic, a social consciousness nnd thc
dawn of a new and a bettor day for
the littlo children of tho raco.
w Party May Oust
Jingo  Government
from Power
Hughes Makes Death-bed
Promise to Deal With
Profiteers
[By W. Francis Ahern]
At the time of writing (ond of
October), we are in tho throes of a
general election, snd the date of
election has been sot for December
13 next. Labor is putting forth a
big effort with capable speakers and
journalists in the hope that they may
oust tho anti-Labor jingo Hughes-
Cook government from power, and
instal in its place a democratic government of Labor men.
At tho last moment, tho political
opponents of Labor—that is, tho
government party, which has the
support of tho capitalists and exploiters in Australin-tr-have declared
that if elected, thoy will deal with
profiteering. But tho Australian
people are not Hkely to be led away
with this kind of talk. The prosent
anti-Labor govornment has' hod
plenty of timo to deal with profiteering having, as it had powers under war regulations to doal with
anything. As a matter of fact it is
now admitted, that thoy could have
dealt with profiteering under the wftr
measures, but they advance the extraordinary reason for not doing so
that thoy wore only elected on a
mandate to "win the war" last time
and to do nothing olse. Apparently
winning tbe war meant giving unbridled license to the profiteers.
Without going into the pros and
cons of both sides extensively, the
Labor Party advanced the following
six reasons why tbe present jingo
anti-Labor governmont should be defeated: First, they havo allowed thc
returned soldiers und tho people of
Australia generally to be saddled
With a staggering debt out of all proportions to the population. This
could have been prevented by making nn arrangement that each over-
fjeas Dominion of the British Empire
should bear its fair share of the war
indebtedness ,and no more.
Socond, the government absolutely
flailed to securo to Australian producers anything like fair treatment
in ihe sale of their goods. Third,
tno government utterly failed to doal
^itlf ,the profiteer. Prices have soar-
ed ,and price-fixing regulations have
ijetyn cancelled. Speculators have
boon given a free hand to exploit the
people, who havo had no means of
redness. Fourth, they have failed to
dal,with the tariff. Australia can-
not''become a great nation unless
thoro is an effective tariff to protect
Australian manufacturers. The government has failed to do this, despite tbe many promises givon to do
so. Fifth, they huve failed to stund
for a whito Australia, and no satisfactory explanation has been given
as to why Japan was allowed to got
somo of tho Pacific islands and come
so near to Australia. Sixth, they
defamed Australia nud proclaimed
that Australin would be disgraced
in thc oyes of the world .if conscription was not curried, and this defaming of Australia took place at a
time wben Australia was doing more
than her fair share in the war in
monoy and mon.
HUNTER41ENDERS0N
H*mip«
PAINTS
Quality
642 Granville St
Service
Phone Sev. tft'.O
PI.
Editor of Seattle Business
Chronicle Put Under
Arrest
Following is the sequel to the
story published elsewhere in this paper:
Seattle,—Edwin Selvin, publisher
of the Business Chronicle, was arrested Thursday by postoffice inspectors, charged with publishing non
mailable matter In an editorial in
his last issue, in which he violently
attacked labor unions. The government charges the editorial in question tended to '' incite murder, arson
and other crimes."
The said article waa published in
the form of an advertisement by the
Seaitle Post-Intelligencer and the
Star, but federal authorities stopped
in—after a committee from thc
Central Labor Council had brought
tho matter to the attention of the
district attorney—and denied both
these papers the uso of tho mails.
The proprietors of the P.-I. and the
Star mado abject apologies and offered to print such apologies in their
issues of Wodnesday if thoir mailing
privileges Were restored.
In addition to its troublo with the
governmental authorities, it is said,
the Post-Intelligcncor experienced
trouble with its employees as the rosult of tho publication of the anarchistic advertisement'. It is stated
that when the first edition ha-d gone
to press Tuesday morning, the
plant's printing pressmen, having
read the "advertisement," objocted
strenuously and held a meeting at
which thoy decided to walk off thc
job immediately. James Wood, editor-in-chief of the paper, thon appeared, it is said, and offered to bar
tho advertisement from further is
sues.
OF
!Y
Defense nonet
Don't forgot the Trades and
Labor Council whist drivo and
dance on Wednesday, December S,
in tho Dominion Hall. This danco
is boing organized to raise funds for
the defense of fho mon arrested in
Winnipeg. Admjfsion, gents SOo la*
dies 25e,
Morgan * Co., the National City
bank, the First National bnnk and
Kuhn, Loeh k Co., all ln New Tork,
were actually in control of thc 280,-
000 miles of Ameriean railroads at
tho timo the government took thom
•ver.
How the Respectable U. S.
Labor Skinners Would
Hare It
The following quotation is from
full page advertisement appearing in
the Star ami tbo Post intelligencer
at Seattle Recently. It is an oditorial published in Business Chronicle
at Seattle, an official organ of a
group of omployers and is marked
paid for by Edwin Selvin, editor of
Business Chronicle:
"Wo must smash evory unAmeri-
can and anti-American organization
in tho land. We must put to death
the loaders of this gigantic conspiracy of murdor, pillage aad rovolution. Wc must imprison for life all
its aiders and abetters of nativo
birth. We must deport all aliens.
The non-partisun league, the so-call
ed triple alliance in tho state of
Washington, the pro-German socialists, tho closed shop unions, thc agitators, malcontents, anarchists, syndicalists, revolutionists, traitors, tho
wholo motley crow of bolshevists
ajMl noar-bolshcvists must bo outlaw-
od by public opinion and hunted
dpwn and houndod until driven be-
yphd tho horizon of civic decency
Tho administration at Washington
has made a mess alike of the affairs
of the world aad the affairs of the
Amorican people. It is simple truth
tb state that the federal government in the hands of thc present
administration is responsible in
greater degroo than any other single
aadiey tot tho present chaotic and
nfouhcing condition*"
Shis tirade is from a respectable
tcsmnn and representative of the
business element of the United
StaVes and not from tho pen of any
of tho so-called bloodthirsty leaders
of'Soviet Russia.
Co-operatives and Trade
Unionists Combine in
Big Scheme
London.—Progress is being made
with thc scheme adopted last year
by tyo Trade Union Congress to
build a labor hull in tho centre of
London as a war memorial. But an
intorosting development of'the plau
is now taking place. Tbe co-opera'
tive movoment bus a big schemo for
a hotel and rcstaurunt, with general
stores and staff offices, and the now
projects are to bo combinod in ono.
Tbo trado unions ure to subscribe
$1,500,000 and the Co-operutfce
Wholesale Society a similar amount,
of the balance required, tho Co-op-
era tivo Union, Ltd., is expected to
provide tho greater proportion. Part
of the revised plan is to erect a
hall with seating accommodation for
2,500, a co-operative college, and possibly a co-operative bank.
Tbo huge building which is in contemplation will supply a long-felt
want, and in particular will make
tho ussociatod movements independent of outsido bodies for a rallying
ground and exocutive business.
New York.—Over a thousand defensors human beings were carried
off to jail in this city during the
recent raids, subjected to grilling
examinations and, in some cases, released amid a rain of blows from
blackjacks and clubs descending upon tbeir heads. Tho illegality of tbo
whole proceeding is eloquently attested by the fact that out of over
a thousand captured "suspects"
only 37 are boing held on various
chargos, the chiof ono boing that of
ndvocuting "criminal anarchy."
_.	
Whero is your union nutton!
AUTOCRATIC ACT
British Government Keeps
Up Enormous Military Expenditure
All the excuses for tho lamentable
failure of tho British government to
moot its liabilities will not servo to
hkio tho fact that it persists in keeping up enormous militnry aud naval
establishments iu order to fight and
destroy socialist governments again1
St whom it dun- not (ieelaro wur.
Almost every day fresh ovidenco is
forthcoming of tho increasing stability of tho Russian Soviet government, whether wo like it or not. Mr.
Goodo's dispassionate account iu thc
"Manchester Giiardiun" of his investigation of its workings on the
spot, proves this. So did Mr. Arthur
Ransome's account published previously. So do tho important dispatches of tho well-known Americnn
journalist, Mr. Isaac Don Levi no,
None of these witnossos is bolshevik in sympathy, which udds weight
to tbeir testimony.
OET BEHIND A BUTTON
Workon' Liberty Bond Buttons
are Issued to every purchaser of a
bond. Have you got yours yet Oet
bohind a button and show that yon
ara willing to help all you con the
defense of the men arrested in Winnipeg.
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Saturday   «P«J.UU
David Spencer, Ltd. PAGE SIX
eleventh tear. No. 48     THE BRITISH COLUMBIA FEDERATIONIST
Hy Begular
$68 and $60
Suit for
$40.00
Made to Tour
Measure in
Best Style
$40.00
I am putting on a special
Christmas
Sale
It offers you the finest opportunity you will get in many
years to buy a made-to-measure suit of imported woolen
fabric.
Come in and see the special
tweeds and worsteds.
VANCOUVEB, B. 0.
I
'40
TOM
THE TAILOR
524 ORANVILLE STBEET
318   HASTINOS   ST.   W.
fEDERAHOMST
Victory Bonds and Cost ot Livingf uated the minds ot the Scribes and
Vancouver Unions
VANCOUVER TRADES AMD LABOR
COUNCIL—Executive committee. President J. 0. Smith, Vice-President E.
Winch, Seeretary and Business Agent J.
C. Wood, Tressurer J. Shsw, Sergeant at
Arms W. A. Alexander, Trustees W. A,
Pritchard, R. W. Youngash, R. Bakes, W.
Lee. ,
ALLIED   PRINTING   TRADES   COUN-
cil—Meeta    aeoond    Monday    ln    tha
month.    Preaident, J. F. McConnell;see*
retary, R. H. Neelanda, P. 0. Box 68.
INTERNATIONAL STEAM AND OPERATING ENGINEERS, Local No. 620—
Meets every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m., Labor
Temple. President, F. G. Phillips; aee.*
treas. and business agent, A. C. Russell.
Office, 6H7 Homer atreet. Phones, Sey.
7495 and 4117.
BRIDGE STRUCTURAL ORNAMENTAL
and Reinforced Ironworkera, Local 97
—Meets aeoond and fonrth Mondaya.
President Jas. Hastings; Snanclal seo*
retary aad treasurer, Roy Massecar, Room
MIS Labor Temple.	
BROTHERHOOD OF CARPENTERS,
Local No. 617—Meata avert aecond
aad (oarth Monday evening, 8 o'clock,
Labor Tempi*. President, J. Reid; secretary, B. J. Temoin, 1228 Georgia Eut;
business agent and financial aeeretary,
G. G. Thom. Room 201 Labor Temple.
Phone Bey. 7495.
ELECTRICAL WORKERS, LOOAL Mo.
,318—Meet*   at   440   Pander   Street
Weal, ovary Monday, 8 p.m. President, H. H. Woodside. 440 Pender W.;
recording aeeretary. J. Murdock, 440 Pendor Street West; flaanelal seeretsry and
business agent, E. H. Morrison, 440
Pender Street West; assistant eeentary,
W. R. Barrows.
corresponding secretary, W. Lee.    Oil
Room 807 Labor Temple.
SHIPWRIGHTS   LOOAL    1808,    U.
Carpenters—Meets Room 307 every
2nd and 4th Tuesday in each month.
President, J. W. Wilkinson; recording
secretary, W. 3. Johnston, 73—24th Ave.
W.; financial secretary, H. A. Macdonald,
Room 212 Labor Temple.
STREET AND ELECTRIC RAILWAT
Employees, Pioneer Division, No. 101
—Meets A. O. F. Hall, Mount Pleasant,
1st and Srd Mondays at 10.16 a.m. and 7
p.m. President, W, H, Cottrell; recording
secretary, F. E. Griffin, 5419 Commercial
Drlvo; treasurer, E. t*>. Cleveland;
financial secretary and business agent,
Fred A. Hoover, 2400 Clark Drive; office
corner Prior and Main streets.
TRANSPORT WORKERS  UNIT, O.B.U.
(TeamBters, Warehousemen, Auto Mechanics, ete.)—Meets every Wednesday
at 162 Cordova Street Eut. President
J. Shaw; secretary, C. A. Read, 2844
Prince Edward Street, OBce; 162 Cor
dova Street East.
TYPOGRAPHICAL   UNION   No.   226—
Meets lut Sunday of eaeh month at
2 p.m. President, W. H. Jordan; vice-
president, W. H. Youhill; secretary-
treasurer, R, H. Neelands, Box 68.
Editor B. C, Fedorationist—Sir;
It is surprising how people ignore
the fact that Victory Bonds raises
the cost of living.
Tho ~ priee of goods, which determine tho cost of living, depend on
the ratio existing between thc
nmount of money in circulation, and
the quantity of goods offered for
salo. With much money in circulation and few goodB for sale, prices
aro high. The present high cost of
living is due to the large amount of
money in circulation with comparatively fow goods for sale.
Now, overy Victory Bond is currency. It is money. Tho issue of
$300,000,000 worth of Victory Bonds
is an issue of that amount additional
currency. It puts that much moro
money in circulation.
This grcut amount of new currency necessarily deprecates thc
value of the dollar and raises the
prices of goods. It raises the cost of
living. It is absurd for any ono to
think that tho cost of living can go
down as long as so much additional
currency is issued in the form of
bonds for loan purposes. The present issue of bonds will raise thc
cost of living.
Some people will sny, perhaps, thut
the government needs tho money,
and therefore must float thc loan. In
that case, people will have to bcari
tho consequences, for it is certain |
that the cost of living will grow
greater as a result of tho present
issue* of bonds.
People regard the bonds as a good
ond safe investment, but they will
have to pay their own interest in tho
form of higher taxes. Government
interest must come from heavier taxation. If peoplo put their money
into ordinary productive business,
such ns farming, manufacturing and
the like, they increaso the output of
goods and they lower the cost of "living. But by buying public bonds
they raise the cost. There will come
a further rise in the cost of living
during the next few months through
rise hi thc present sale of bonds.
People who talk about a rise in
value of bonds in comparison with
goods do not understand thc situation. Every additional bond tends
to lower thc value of thc dollar and
raise tho prices of goods,
There is a bond boom today like
the land boom of several years ago,
but this boom will collapse as the
other did,
J. PHILBERT.
Pharisees? What actuated the
minds of thc chief priests and rulers?
What actuated tho mind of Judas Is
cariotf What actuated the mind of
Pontius Pilate, tho judge who found
the prisoner innocent on all charges?
What actuated the minds of the witnesses and tho populace? The things
that actuated theso peoples' minds
arc tho cherished beliefs and teach,
ings of our religious and moral teachers of today. These beliefs and
teachings are the teachings of the
serpent to Eve (the school of tho
first Social systom) which caused
that system to fall from a purely industrial one into religious and political ones.
ALEX. CAMERON.
FBIDAY. November 28, 1910
Pertaining to the Loggers
Editor B. C. Federationist: In
answer to Fellow Workor, P.
O'Brien's letter in last week's Federationist, I would wish to stato that
members of thc L. W. I. U. as a
union, function through their constitution, as drawn up by members,
and by thcir executive board, as instructed by tho constitution and bylaws, This oxecutivo board must
work along democratic lines, and
harmoniously, if we aro going to
have the success we anticipate. The
oxecutivo board cannot possibly
function in a camp, as it would bo
but by accident should any considerable number of tho executivo bonrd
be engaged in any one camp at uny
one time.
would be willing to see these men
go to tho penitentiary—aye, perhaps
would bo willing to crucify Christ
again if it were possible for him to
appear on this earth.
I sometimes wonder what would
happen should the workers elect Socialist representatives to parliament
by tho ubo of the ballot, should the
state step in and declare the voto
unconstitutional. Thefo would bo
members of tho organized Labor
movement like Bussell, who would
turn around ond support the state in
its action, and bc prepared to say
that tho laws of Canada were just
laws. Yo Gods, 'tis sufficient to
make tho dead como to lifo, when
workers will allow their representatives to mnke such statements, and
thero are suro a good many dead
ones in the Labor movement that
need bringing to life.
For tho benefit of those who do
not know who Andy Bussell is, I
wish to stato that he has no connec-,
tion with tho famous Pastor Bussell. j
Ho is simply a wage plug, who is
looking for an easy living, nnd ap-
detormincd to destroy tho organization? The motion that all news of
the Lumbor Workers' Industrial
Union should be published in the
Worker exclusively, should be struck
out and mado to read published in
tho Federationist exclusively. Whom
and what does the Worker represent? Articles contributed by members are converted into an incomprehensible jumble of misspelled
words, and I would suggest to delegates and members at tho coming
convention that tho Workor be incorporated with tho Federationist,
aB the expenditure of $400 por issue
is out of all proportion to tho benefits received at present. Also by this
plan wo will receivo our paper
weekly and at tho samo time save
duplication of labor and expense.
Yours for greater efficiency,
G. LAMONT.
Editor B. C. Fedorationist: Sir-
As socretary of the Federated Trades
Council of Bevelstoke I am instructed to write you relative to an article
which appeared in a recent issue of
parcntly for the "time being, hilt** Federationist entitled "Kemp-
managed to securo ono.   He was a |?ter a Backslider." It conveyed tho
ENGINEERS AND MILL WORKERS—
Unit of the 0. B. tJ.—Meetinga mrj
Monday, 7:30 p.m., Labor Temple. President, P, L. Hunt; secretary-treasurer,
W. A. Alexander, Room 210, Labor Tom-
pie.   Phone, Seymour 8980.
HOTEL AND RESTAURANT EM-
ployeea, Loeal 28—Meets every trst
Wednesday in the month at 2:80 p.m.
and every third Wednesday in the month
at 9 p.m. President, John Cumming!,
aeeretary and bnsiness agent, A. Graham.
Ofllce and meeting hall, 614 Pender St.
W. Phone Sey. 1681. OBce hours, 8
a.m. to 6 p.m.
INTERNATIONAL JKWELRT WORK-
ers* Union—Meets 2nd and 4th Fridays, 205 Labor Temple. President, W.
Wilson, 2239 Granville Street; secretary-
treasurer, D. 3. Snell, 918 Dunsmuir St.
Provincial Unions
0. FEDERATION OF LABOR—Meeta
In annual convention in January. Excutive officers, 1918-19: President, J.
Kavanagh, Labor Temple, Vanconver;
vice-presidents—Vancouver Ialand: Cumberland, J. Naylor; Victoria, J. Taylor;
Prince Rupert, Geo. Casey; Vancouver,
W. H. Cottrell, P. McDonnell; New Weatminster, Geo. McMurphy; West Kootenay, Silverton, T. B. Roberta; Crow's
Nest Pass, W. B. Phillips, Fernie, W. A.
Sherman. Secretary-treasurer, A. B.
Wells, Labor Temple, 401 Dunsmuir St.,
Vancouver, B. C.
DUMBER WORKERS' INDUSTRIAL
Union of tho One Big Union—Affiliated
with B. 0. Federation of Labor and
Vancouver Tradea and Labor Council—
An industrial nnion of all workers In
logging and construction campt. Headquarters, 61 Cordova Street West, Vaneonver, B. 0. Phone Sey. 7856. E.
Winch, secretary-treasurer; legal advisers, Messrs. Bird, Macdonald A Co., Van*
couver, B. C; auditors, Messrs, Bnttar
t Chiene, Vancouver, B. C.
INTERNATIONAL LONGSHOREMEN'S
Association, Local 38-52—Office and
hall, 804 Pender Street West. MeeU
flrst and third Fridays, 8 p.tn, Secretary-
Treasurer, Thomas Nixon; Business
Agent, Robert Raisbeck.
AMALGAMATED MEAT CUTTERS AND
Butcher Workmen's Union No. 643—
Meeta flrst and third Tuesdays of each
month, Labor Temple, 8 p.m. President,
W. V. Tamley, 1838 Powell St.; recording secretary, William Glbbs, Station B.
P. 0. Vanconver; financial secretary and
business agent, T. W. Anderson, 687
Homer St.
MINE, MILL AND SMELTER WORK-
era' Unit of the One Big Union, Metalliferous Miners—Vancouver, B. C„ headquarters, 61 Cordova Street West. All
workers engaged in -this industry are
urged to Join the Union before going on
tha Job. Don't wait to be organised, but
organiie yoursftlf.
PATTERN MAKERS' LEAGUE OF
North America (Vanconver and vicinity)—Branch meeta second and fourth
Mondays, Room 204 Labor Temple. President, Wm. Hunter, 818 Tenth Ave. North
Vanoouver; financial secretary, E. God-
dard, 868 Richards Street; recording secretary,   J.   D.  Rnssell,   928   Commercial
Drive.    Phone High. 2201R.	
SHIPYARD LABORERS, RIGGERS AND
Fasteners, I.L.A., Local Union 88A,
Series 5—Meeta tbe 2nd and 4th Fridays
of the month, Labor Temple, 8 p.m.
Preaident, George Mansell; financial see-
retary   and   hnsmess  ajrrnt,   M.   Phelps;
VIOTOBIA. B. 0.
VICTORIA AND DI8TRICT TRADES
and Labor Connell—MeeU flrst and
third Wednesdays, KnighU ef Pythias
Hal), North Park Street, at I p.m. Preal*
dent, E. B. Woodsworth; vice-president,
A. 0. Pike; secretary-treasurer. Christian
Siverts. P. Q. Boi 802. Victoria, B. 0.
NORTH VANCOUVER
U. B. OF CARPENTERS AND JOIN-
era, Local 1777—MeeU first and third
Mondaya in I. 0. 0. F. Hall, Lower Kieth
Road East, St 8 p.m. President, W.
Cummlngs, 10th Street East, North Vancouver; financial aeeretary, Arthur Roe,
^10—Kith St. W_ North Vanconver.
PRINOE BUPERT, B. 0.
PR1NCK RUPERT CENTRAL LABOR
COUNCIL, 0. B. U.—MeeU every second and fourth Tuesday in the 0. B. U.
Hall, eorner Sixth avenue and* Fulton
■treet, at 8 p.m. Meetinga open to all 0.
B. U. members. Secretary-treasurer, D,
B. Cameron. Box 217. Prlnee Rupert. B.O.
What nbout renewing your sub.f
Pbone Sey. 221     Day or Night
Nunn, Thomson ft Olegg
FUNERAL DIRECTORS
531 Homer St.  Vancouver, B. 0.
COWAN & BROOKHOUSE
PRINTERS,     PUBLISHERS,     STB-
BEOTTPEBS   AND   BOOKBINDERS
Union Officials, write for prlcea.
give SATISFACTION
We
ONE OF THE FINEST TONICS *
Good for Health Improves the Appetite
CHEAP PRODUCTION
Everyone knows that cheap goods can only be procured
by using cheap materials and employing cheap labor.
CASCADE BEER
is produced from the highest grade materials procurable
—Cascade is a UNION produce from start to finish.
VANCOUVER BREWERIES LIMITED
Editor B. C. Federationist: I
think you are laboring under amis-
conception in respect to labor power. You say, "When the worker has
sold his labor power, who docs it
belong to, the workor who has sold
it, or tho employer who hns bought
itf" It is the property of the employer as soon as the worker steps
on tho job to deliver it. It is the
property of the capitalist elass when
it is producing wealth, consequently
all wealth produced belongs to the
owning class by virtue of the fact
that its property, in tho shapo of
labor power, produces everything.
Labor power is the energy generated by the body of tho laborer.
Tliis energy is what the laborer sells
outright. If the energy is not used
day by day, it is lost, therefore the
laborer loses nothing by selling it.
But the laborer's knowlcdgo of how
to govern this energy iu the production of, say, a pair of shoos; he docs
not sell, ho only hires it out for a
priee, tbe same as a livery man hires
out a horso, the horse is at all times
thc property of the livery man, but
the energy produced by that horse
while hired belongs to tho person
who hires it. It matters not to the
livery man whether the man makes
or loses, money by hiring his horse
so long as that man pays him for
tho hiro of that horso. I and my
knowlcdgo of a trade or occupation
stand in the same relationship as thc
livery man and his horse. * I hi
out my knowledge for a price. This
price is the thing taxed by governments.
Thc man who hires my knowlcdgo
of how to make a pair of shoes is
not necessarily a capitalist. -I, not
being a salesman, may find it more
profitable to mo to employ an employer who is a salesman, to allow
my* employer to take my product
at a fixed price to me and market
it at a price that suits himself; thc
differenco between his price nnd my
prico represents the vnluo placed on
thc knowlcdgo of bookkeeping salesmanship and all thnt goes to thc
successful marketing of my product
What system havo you got to replace our present systemf Don't
pull down beforc you have a building for ua to move into.
ALEX. CAMERON.
Rossland, November 10,
Of course, in these remarks, I do
not refer to thoso matters that are
primarily matters for the workers in
tho camp concerned, and the duties
and responsibilities of which rest on
the shoulders of thc members in that
particular camp.
In several points of his letter, I
agree with Fellow Worker O'Brien,
but he is in error when he says that
the members hud nothing to sny
about starting the Worker. The delegates last July passod a motion to
have an eight-page paper, and thut
it should be published onco a week.
Apparently, funds arc not being net
ns'dc from the dues coming in, sufficient to run the paper as resolved
upon.
Tho seedotary-treasurer, in tho referendum statement set out, according td my ideas, does not state the
truo cost that Tho Federationist
would be to tho union. Why did tho
secretary-treasurer not tell tho members that, in addition to paying $80
for one page in The Federationist,
they, thc members will still havto to
pay for the copies of The Fadera-
tionist they receive just ns *ti-present; nnd that tho total cost of The
Fedorationist copies, under the proposod new arrangement, will work
out at about $1100 per monthi' '<
With regard to Fellow Worker
O'Brien's suggestion that theiwriter
did not require Sccretary-trRWflrcr
Winch's consent to his goi«g<*or-
ganizing, that is theoretically correct, but it may bo stated that on
occasions—oven though it may only
apply but temporarily—he who holds
the purso, controls tho organization.
In tho L. W. I. U. it is up to tho i
membors to control thc organization
through the recognized channels; and
when they as a solid body realize
that the necessary administrative
work to bo taken care of by tho
executive board can be best handled
by men in close touch with the class
war as it expresses itself on the job,
in our own particular industry, then
th'e members of tho L. W. I. IT. will,
at all times, vote for men on the
executive board who hnve recently
bcen engaged in the industry.
In the event of our not following
this line of action, it will inevitably
follow that we shall sooner or later
have a king or a kaiser, or a Sam
Gompers in the organization controlling samo in place of the members.
Your truly,
A. ALLMAN.
61 Cordova street west,    "
Vancouvor, B. C,
November 24th, 1919.
member of Local 620, International
Union of Steam Engineers, previous
to that body going ovor to the 0. B.
IJ., and signed a statement to tho
effect thnt he dosirod to transfer
over to tho 0. B. U., which statoment I have in my possession. After
tho transfer had beon effected, he
run for office in that body, bnt was
defeated, and the next week he wan
out assisting nn International officer
to organize nnother locnl of Steam
Engineers, and managed to get ap
pointed as organizer.
Uo was expelled from tho 0. B. U.
and branded as a social traitor, and
yet wo find workers who coll themsolves members of orgnnized lnbor
willing to bo led by known traitors.
The Labor movement will do well
to got rid of such people, for no self-
respecting persons will knowingly
assneiato with traitors, and until tho
workers of British Columbia got
wise to themselves ond refuse to associate with those known traitors,
they cannot expect to mnke progress.
W. A. ALEXANDER.
Editor B. C. Federationist: I
would consider it a fnvor if you
would lind spneo in your pnpar for
tho fol.cwing letter:
As a member of that organizntion
known as tho Lumber Workors Industrial Union, I wish to make a few
remarks concerning (ho affairs of
tho organization genernlly.
The Nov. 13th issue of the Worker
contains n report of tbe proceedings
of a business meeting, held Nov. 9.
Note—Motion adopted, that ther
shall be no pamphlets, leaflets, etc.,
published by thc Lumber Workers
Industrial Union, until it has been
endorsed by two consecutive business meetings, copies to he posted in
headquarters. For utter ignorance
and sheer stupidity, this takes the
prize. In effect and intention, tins
means that pamphlets aud leatlots,
which are so urgently required in
carrying on organization work in
other parts of Canada, will bc needlessly held up, for ut least n period
of two months. Also, a motion, that
a"committee be elected to draft resolutions, to ho submitted to members in camps, embodying instructions to delegates to O, B. U. convention. Fellow workers! Do you
proposo to allow 60 members in Vancouvor to determine tbe policies of
this organization f As the vote
would indicate, this was tho number
Tlie Original Sin
Editor B. C. Fedorationist: Neme
sis gives nn original explanation of
original nn in thc last issue of your
paper. "When the ferocious mnn
animal established a claim .to a portion of thc oarth, then truly was tho
real unmyslical 'original sin' established."
Thc fall of Adam from his first estate was the cause of original sin.
Tho Adam of the Bible was not a
mun created after the order of Nemesis or myself; Adam was a man
created by us after thc order of
Uncle Sam or John Bull. t Theso men
represent a social system* Adorn or
Christ represents a social system.
This system tell from a creative system into a religious nnd then a moral
system, The sins into which this
system fell and which eventually
killed it uro plainly shown forth in
thu Btory of tho betrayal, trial and
crucifixion of thc man Christ. What
influenced the minds of ail thc people concorned in this crime to causo
them to disregard the law ond put a
man judged innocent of nny known
crime to death T Any Sociulist can
name most of these sins.   What act-
It Economical Hm Coupons whldb
k carries — redeemable for motid
wticU* •• are a further economy.   .
Editor B. C. Federationist: While
on a short visit to Merrill & Ring's
camp at Duncan Bay, on tho 14th
inst., I was astonished to seo part of
thc grand fleet, namely, the New
Zealand, under the command of Rear
Admiral Jcllicoe. It had been anchored off tho bay for three days.
Tho next morning, the 15th, it left
for unknown parts. During his stay
Rear Admiral Jcllicoe was shown
through the woods and seemed to
take interest in whnt was going on,
as was evidenced when he took tho
saw and helped ono of the fallers to
fall a tree. Probably he was not
aware that there is a striko on there
now for better conditions all round.
I hope thero is space in your pnpor
to insert this. I
M. HANNAH.    |
Be Bussell and His Statements
Editor B. C. Federationist: I cannot help writing a few lines in passing comment upou tho statements
made by Andrew Russell, organizer
and business' agent of the International Union of Stcnm Engineers, at
thc last meeting of tho International
Trades Council, wheroby he askcrted
that the laws of Canada wore' just
laws, ond that the representatives of
Labor who had been arrested in Winnipeg during tho last general strike,
and who are chargod with criminal
conspiracy, "ought to stand trial
and be punished," if they had broken thc Canadian laws. '-|
It makes me wonder where *re we
drifting to, when workers will allow
themselves to be'represented bjr,such
people us Russell, for he is^.wcll-
known to tho older mcmborBjfcf organized labor around this province,
nnd the reputation he made for himsolf some years ago during tho machinists' strike, should .havo been
sufficient to debar him from over holding office in a self-respecting body
of organized workers,
It seems ns though birds ef a
feather flock together. When ft person comes to realize that tho men
now facing trial in. Winnipeg, on
charges of criminal conspiracy, wcro
arrested for apparently simply doing
what the votes of Russell and other
like him in* the International Unions
requested them to do, and that wns
to try und build up an industrial organization of workers bused on class
lines, instend of craft ,in ordor that
tho workers might have a more effee-'
tive machine for fighting for their
rights. It almost mnkes one vomit
to think that somo of these individuals who voted in favor of thc new
form of an organization are now
playing the part of a Judas, and
in attendance at that meeting. _
consider on a question of such im-
portnnco as this, one seems to be,
that our executive board should be
heard from. Thc idea of electing a
committee to draft resolutions, in nn
insult; and a reflection on the intelligence of all camp delegates and the
general membership, who should be
better qualified to determine what
instructions should be given to our
delegates to the 0. B. U. convention..
Or any other convention for thutj
matter. And if the members of this
organization aro not anything more
than a band of hero-worshipping,
semi-savages, they will never allow
that small group of nonctilics and
disgruntled job-hunters, blow hards,
etc., who, are so long on howling
about getting results .and so short
on .getting results themsolves, to
usurp tho nuthority to say what shall
ami. what shall not.bo done.
The average plug doos not need
your spittoon and other brands of
philosophy. Ho does need, however,
organization. And thereby wc muy
bc enabled to roach him with education sufficient to develop that little
spark of class-consciousness which is
tho main object of all educational
propaganda. How long arc you going to bo influenced by that collection of wooden-heads, who seem to
be imbued with the idea that complete changes in tho social order is
something to bo worked out and
plotted in a dark room, and sprung
at tho opportune moment; who, parrot-like, reiterate those worn-out
phrases, and whoso chief function
seems to bo in spending thcir timo
nround headquarters ,and indulging
in petty criticism of those who ure
conscientiously attempting to build
a solid organization, and which is a
difficult task at bost in an industry
of this naturo. It would ho botter
if that bunch of plagiarists, whose
rango of vision seems to bo confined
to the Pacific Coast, would realize
that the lumbering industry is ono
of thc most important industries of
this province, nnd thot whilo there
is one unorganized worker he is a
menace and a weakness to us all as
members of the working class. I am
not possessed of sueh a sense of my
own importance as to. think that tho
responsibilities of this organization
rests on tno or on any single member. Nevertheless, I cannot refrain
from raising objections to any act
which I. consider dotrimcntal to our
interests And as a member who has
been connected with this organization, and to some extent actively
connected with it, sinco. its Inception
last January; I wish to make it plain
that in tho past'I have always endeavored to be absolutely impartial
and independent in my judgment,
and try to decide each question on
its merits, Therefore, if the membership in B. C. stand for such tactics, und refuse to furnish supplies
asked for, thc interests of the organization domand that all. organizers be immediately recalled.
Do you intend to sec to it, thnt
as far ns is possible, that the affairs
of this organization are conducted
as efficiently and expeditiously ns
possible and witU>the least expenditure of time nnd money? Or do you
wish thc affairs of thc organization
(your organization) to be administered by an insignificant coterie of
narrow-minded individuals who
nevor miss an opportunity to
hypocritically scream "Industrial
Unity," but whose every word and
act betray tho fuct that they aro
impression thnt Kempster was ostracized by his shop-mates hero on nc
count of his recent chango of viows.
Bro. Kcmpstor's attitude hns not
met with much approval, but the majority of his shop-mates recognize
that a man hns tho right to chango
his opinion, and wish it distinctly
understood that thc article in question represented solely tho opinion
of the man who wroto It.
To correct a wrong impression
that may be received by thoso not
familiar with the situation, we nsk
you to publish this letter, giving it
the same prominenco as the article
referred to.
PHIL. PARKER,
Secretary, Federated Trades Council.
A Reply to Allman
Editor B. C. Federationist: In the
issue of the Workor for Octobor 30
was an article that reminded mo of
Wilson's fourteen points, only in this
article thoro were sixteen.
The writer said they wore submitted for "consideration" and I
would liko tho members in camp to
consider these "points" at tho same
timo.
1. Is thiB suggested by the same
man who held a paid job in thc
Union and willing to tako it again
three months (not ono year) after?
2. Who is the Worst "boss" nnd
who would tic down his employers
tho tightest and put them under tho-j
greatest restrictions? Why the one
who, when he is an employee, talks
most about thc autocracy of thc capitalist and the wny in which he gags
his "slaves," How dare a common
paid official (wago plug somo call
'em) vote upon uny question relating to thc organization in which he
is a member, or concerning the organized labor movement of which ho
is a part?
Don't got confused "Wood-
row," per capita means "for each
head," or if you prefer, '' for every
member." Affiliation means "connected with." Upon investigation
we find that the L. W. I. U. docs not
pay per capita to tho Trades flnd
Labor Council (if thut is what you
mean) that would cost around $8,000
month; but it is affiliated, or
connected with" tho council on
tbe basis of fifty dollars a month
(not two thousand). If you moan
tbo B. C. F. of L. I seo our "connection with" this last half year
cost about $100, whereas "per capita" would have cost about $1,200.
4. This is tho 0. B. U., "Wood-
row," not a graft (craft) organisation.
5. Scab! Minimum wagol Tho
bosses delight! Bye-thc-bye, wero
you paid $5 a day and all expenses
including board, when you wero or*
ganizingf
6. If the purposo is "to becomo
better acquainted" well and good.
But!  Is that the idea?
7. Was it not you, "Woodrow,"
who opposed a suggestion at the
July general meoting that thc executive should consist of five members elected at large and one from
each district. You moved that it be
nine and one from each district.
Don't you remember? Do you now
want tho Vancouvor district to elect
all tho committee, and tho districts
bo left out of itf Meet evor two
months. Sounds liko a pie card. Do
you want to bar out a member who,
owing to his job, would find it
possible to get away evory two
months?
8. Query, Is a foreman a wago
slave?
9. "Woodrow!" Do you want
the members to voto for names or
for men who can fill tho bill? On
paper all men may bo well known,
but thc delegates who attend the
meeting have seen him and havo got
his measure, and know whether he
cnn or cannot deliver tho goods.
That's what you want isn't it? A
man -who can fill tho bill. Not a
wind-bag or pic-card artist.
10. I hate to say it again, but
BOO 5.
11. How about it if tho executive
member gets $6 or $10 a.day when
working for his other boss who exploits him? You don't believo in
exploitation do you "Woodrow"?
12. How many "snocial" "businoss" meetings coula you got in in
fresh Churned
wwtwuijv »umiliar mo. \l*«™.»c
A straight talk
about Butter
As our milk distribution business expanded,
housewives constantly told our men of their difficulty in getting a regular supply of butter that
gave satisfaction.
As a result of this demand wc started making
our now famous brand of "Fraser Valley Butter."
Week by week our butter business is growing,
showing the absolute satisfaction given by our
butter,
HERE ARE THE REASONS:
Our Butter is Fresh—it Is churned doily by
our churns—delivered to you while in the best
possible condition.
Our Buttor is Uniform—Wo know but ono
quality—the Best—we havo only ono standard—the highost.
Our Butter is properly worked—Tho butter-
making equipment is complete—it is operated
under tho direction of experts—it is delivered
under conditions that make for "keeping."
Order your week's supply of butter tomorrow
from our wagons as thoy cnll or pass—We '11
make delivery on Saturday.
Orders also delivered on phone to Fairmont 1000
Fraser Valley Dairies, Ltd.
PHONE FAIR. 1000
a weok, "Woodrow"? You and six
others (?) cabinet mootings, eh!
13. That would huve hit tho
bunch pretty hard that went to another body of workers a little while
ago? Quito unofficially you know.
14. That 14th one has renlly got
some point to it that can be seen
(of course tho others may have; but
their points aro pretty well covered
up). But suppose, "Woodrow", just
suppose, somo political party should
stand for tho complete and immediate ovorthrow of the wages system.
Oh, boy!
15. Geo!-,"Woodrow"! that's going some! Don't you know that
"our" wago slaves aro only bought
for so many plunks for so many
hours a day. Havo n heart, man.
This is the organized lnbor movement
not feudalism.
16. Suro thing, Allman, Unity!
Freedom!! and Consistency!!I Don't
forget, Allman, Unity! Freedom!!
and Consistency!!! Supposo we havo
somo of it. When are you ready t
make a start on the job?   ■
Yours for tho fullest consideratio
of all the points, .
UNITY, FBEEDOM, CONSIST-
.  ENCY.
Of Interest to Loggers
Editor, B. C. Federationist: ll
order to preparo ourselves for thi
enormous growth of the L. W. I. ul
and the amount of territory that itJ
will cover from now on, we should'
at this time bo devising ways and.
means of building our organization,'
(Continued next page)
OET BEHIND A BUTTON
Worken' Liberty Bond Buttons
are issuod to every purchaser of a
bond. H»ra yon got yours yat Oct
behind a button and ahow tbat you*
an wilUng to help all yon ean the
defenie of tho Ben arrested in Wlnnipog.
The Royal Bank
of Canada
INCOBPOBATED 1860
Capital Authorized $ 25,000,000
Capital Paid-up_.____..-.„....-. $ 16,000,000
Reserve and Undivided Profits ..-......,$ 17,OOo[66o
Total Assets r™.r. $460,000,000
690 branchei in Canada, Newfoundland and Britiih
Wert Indiei.   ,
Aim branohei in London, England; New Tork Oity and
Barcelona, Spain.
Fourteen branohei in Vanoouver:
Vain Office—Conor Haatingt and Homor Stroota.
Corner Main and Haatinga Streets.
Cornor Oranvillo and Bobaon Streets.
Corner Bridgo Street and Broadway Weit.
Corner Cordova and Carrall Streets.
Oorner Oranvillo and Davio Streets.
Cornor OranviUe and Seventh Avonue West.
1060 Commercial Drive.
Corner Seventeenth Avonuo and Main Street.
2010 Yew Streot.
Corner Eighth Avonue and Main Streot
Hudson Street, Marpole.
Kingsway Branch and 26th Avenuo Branch.
Also—North Vancouver, New Westminster and 29 other i
points in Britiih Columbia.
SPECIAL ATTENTION IS OWEN TO SAVINGS ACCOUNTS
Ono dollar opens on account on which interest is paid half-yearly
at cusront rates,
THOS. PEACOCK,
Manager Vancounr Branch
0. W, FRAZEE, Vancouver,
Supervisor for B.
CO-OP OPENS SATURDAY
THE CENTRAL STORE of the Vane >uver Co-operative Society, Ltd,;
at 41 Pender Street West, will open on Saturday morning with a j
line of I
Groceries     Provisions     Dry Goods      Crockery     -Boots and Shoes j
,     HELP US CELEBRATE     .
Thc lady members of tho society oro providing
music, refreshments, etc., in celebration of the
event, and all our membors and others aro given
a hearty invitation to call around on Saturday
and cat and make morry.
FEEE DELIVERY
Orders of jjifl or more will be delivered free.
But order once a week if possiblo and help keep
down overhead oxpenses. It is to your financial
benefit to do ao. Phone in* your orders to Seymour 493.
MAIL ORDER BUSINESS
Wo solicit mail ordera and guarantee satisfaction in the goods forwarded to you. Forward
your money ami orders and the management
will give strict and caroful attention to your
needs.
0W&ED BV CONSUMERS
This store ia owned by tho consumer, all tlio
profits go to the consumer in the form of social
benefits, purchasing dividends and community
service. An investment of $5.50 will entitle you
to all theso benefits,
MAKE A DEPOSIT
Uso our deposit systom. It will givo tho management a greater purchasing powor, savo delay
in mnking change, avoid friction in connection
with our strictly cash business, and insure
prompt delivery.
DIVIDING THE PROFITS
AU our gooda aro'sold strictly for cash at
thc prevailing market price. Profits arc divided
up every three months among the members according to tbo amount of each individual purchase.
OWNED BY THE CONSUMER
PHONE SEYMOUR 493
41 PENDER ST. WEBT fBIDAY. November 28, M19
eleventh yeab. Wo.a    THE BRITISH COLUMBIA FEDERATIONIST    vancouveb, b. a
Clubb & Stewart
Established 30 Team
UNION STOBE
Limited
VANCOUVER'S PIONEER CLOTHIERS
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.
—BEE OUB—
Sweater Coats for Men and Women—the best
yet. Boys,' Youths' and Children's Clothing
and Furnishings—none betfer.
309 HASTINGS STREET WEST
HELP ALONG!
^tronize Federationist Advertisers
, PAGE SEVEN;
IN
Ben Titer Are, Indexed rot Ton
Ur. union Man, Ont Tbis Out and Olve It te Tour Wife
Banks
pank of Toronto, Hastings * Cambie; Victoria, Merritt and New West-
minster.
boyal Bank of Canada, 12 Branches In Vancouver, 20 in B. C
Bakeries
I""* '•    Pbone Fairmont 44
plsdalla Limited...
A. Flett	
Bicycles
..618 Hastings Stroet West
..Hastings Street West
Billiards
fockot Billiard Parlor.....
ton Jones (Brunswick Pool Booms) ..
Boots and Shoes
.42 Hastings Street East
.......Hustings Stroet East
Goodwin Skoe Co., „
egledow Skoe Store...
iolni.-i.oii'a Big Skoe Store...
.' K " Boot Klop.......««..„«™
No.olay Skoe Co.	
Pierre Paris. . „.__
iVM. Diok Ltd	
..119 Hastings Streot East
 660 OranviUe Stroet
...400 Hastings Streot West
—310 Hastings Stroot West
 ..1047 OranviUe Street
..64 Hastings Stroot West
...........Hastings Street East
Bank Buffot...
flielma Cafe...
Trocadcro Cafe...
Cafes
 Corner Hastlnga and Homer Streets
„...._...____—,64 Hastlnga Btreet East
.156 Hastings Stroet West
Chinaware and Toys
ilillar k Coe. Ltd  ~«8 Hastings Stroot West
Cigars
Doro and all Union Label Cigars
Clothing and Gent's Outfitting
n.'I^A''111*1''-   —-W« OranvUle Stroot
i Clubb k Stewart   300*315 Hastlnga Stroet Weat
?• £• ^t41?^ Co *~ Haatinga Stroot Wost
. B. O.Ta taring Co™ 428 Hastings Stroet East
f Wm. Dick Ltd. 33*40 Hastings Street East
I  Thos. Poster * Co, Ltd — 514 OranvUle Street
J. W. Foster k Co, Ltd ,— 345 Hastings Street West
" ~ " "  125 Haatinga West and Victoria, B. 0.
Tho Jonah
K?
Co...
New Tork Outfitting Co...
Bickson's™
David Speneer Ltd...
W. B. Brumitt...
Tbomus k McBain...
Woodwards Ltd...
...401 Hastinga Street Wost
.143 Hastinga Stroet West
.,..._—820 OranviUe Street
....................Hastings Street
————Cordova Street
...OranviUe Street
...Hastings and Abbott Streots
T. B. Cuthbcrtsons k 0o  OranviUe Stroet and Hastings Street
Victor Clothes Shop .*. _ 112 Hastings West
Robinson Clothes Shop, Ltd. —Cornor Hastings and Bichards
G. B. Kerfoot  155 Hastings Street EnsJ
D. K. Book	
Kirk ft Co., Ltd. _..
Macdonald Marpole Co..
Frasor Valley Dairies	
....—„  117 Hastings Stroet West
Coal
 .829 Main St, Soymour 1441 and 465
 1001 Main Street
Dairies
-3th Avenue and Yukon Street
. Dentists
Irs. Brett Anderson and Douglas Casaelman. 602 Hastinga West
W. J. Curtjr........—. .- ._. .301 Dominion Building
•r. Oordon Campbell.
. H. E. Hall...
)r. Lowe.......... ...
)r. (Irudy. ...._
....Corner OranviUe and Bobson Streots
.10 Hastings Street East, Seymour 4042
—Cornor Hastings and Abbott Streets
...Corner Hastings and Seymour Streets
lank Buffott......
Iritannla Beer...
lascado Beer.	
lotol West..
Drinks
'atricia Cabarct„'..„„.....„........_._..
ob Roy Hotol ———
axi—Soft Drinks. .	
an Bros. ............... ..	
~«or Hastings and Homer Streets
  Westminster Brewery Co.
..........Vancouver Breweries Ltd.
  444 Carrall Streot
—.........411 Hastings Streot Enst
 57 Cordova Stroot West
 .409 Dunsmuir Strdbt
 ..—.——.Ciiota and wines
ancouver Drug Co...
Drugs
anions Cloak ft Suit Co...
inlon Drysdalo Ltd.	
Dry Goods
..Any ot their six stores
—.623 Hastings Street West
..........Granvillo Street
own Bros, ft Co. Ltd...
Florists
...48 Hastlnga East and 728 OranviUe Street
Funeral Undertakers
'ntcr ft Hanna Ltd.	
unn Tkomson ft Glogg...
-1040 Georgia, Soymour 2425
  531 Homor Street
listings Furniture Co...
Furniture
..41 Hastings Streot West
Groceries
ilYun Markot .....  Hastings Street Opposite Pantages
Slaters" (threo storos). —Hastings, Granvillo uud Main Streets
T. Wallaco Marketaria— 118 Hastings Street West, Seymour 1206
..—— Hastings and Abbott Streots
lodwards...
icnccrs Ltd «~
•oadway Table Supply .
Insurance
Hastings Streot
. 518 Broadway East
own Life-
Jewelers
...Bogors Building
rks Ltd...
...OranviUe nnd Oeorgia Streots
Manufacturers of Foodstuffs
H. Malkin...
Big Horn" Brand.
.(Malkin's Best)
Overalls and Shirts
_...„ ....(Tumor Beeton ft Co, Victoria, B, a)
untcr-Hondcrson Paint Oo...
Paints
..642 GranvUle Street
Pianos
icks-Lovick Piano Co...
Printers and Engravers
man ft Brookhouse... — -  ...—
lellnnd-Dibblo  ——...—  	
ngcll Engraving Co....
. H. Tiinms	
r'hlto ft Bindon	
.1117 Oranvillo Stroet
 Labor Tomple
...Tower Building
.518 Hastings Wost
..228*230—llth Avenuo Enst
 528 Pendor Stroot West
G, E.
Railways
. and the	
-O. N. B.
tlio Tailor.	
. A. Flott	
tnrtin, Finlayson ft Mother...
Tailors
, 624 Granvillo St.; 318 Hastings W.
Tools
...Haatinga Stroet Wost
..Hastings Streot West
Impress^...
Theatres and Movies
. Orpheum ....
Pantages
Wholesale Desertions and
Mutiny on Battleship
Australia
[By W. Francis Ahorn]
When the Australian'loot arrived
back to Australia, thero waa naturally a groat deal of public welcoming on tho part of tho peoplo, whp
wero anxious to give tho lads of
tlieir own navy a good time. When,
evor a rocoption was hold for tho of-.
floors, the latter wero allowed to rc-
ciprocnto—oven to delaying tho Hoot
for the purpose. But when tho rank
and filo of tho navy woro givon a
rousing welcome by tho people of
Western Australia last June, thoy
likewise docidod to return tho good
feeling displayod towards them.
Thoy arranged to givo a rocoption to
tho pooplo of tho city of Forth (Western Australia). But this apparently did not suit tho offlcors on the
vosscl—who didn't seem to euro to
novo tho ordinary rank and lllo get*
ting familiar with tho townspooplo.
Tho rosult was that the Hoot was
ordorod out boforo tho roura function conld take plaoo.
This raised tho ire of tho rank
and fllo, who wore determined that
thoy would repay tke kindness shown
to thom. So, according to official
roports, moetings were held on tho
quurter-dock of thc Australia, and
somo of the mon went to tho boiler*
room witb tho intention, it is said,
of having tho tiros drown and so prevent tho battleship leaving. The result was thot livo of the ringlcadors
woro caught, thrown into irons and
court-ninrtinllod. Thoy wero sentenced to torms of imprisonment ranging from ono to two years, and to bo
dismissod from tho sorvico. That
somo of thom say good and meritorious sorvico in tho war didn't apparently holp thom in any way.
Naturally sueh sentences on Ans*
tralian-born lads on Australian battleships caused a wavo of indignation throughout Australia. AU efforts to got thom released has boon
of no avail ,aiid they aro still in
gaol at the timo of writing.
It should bo mentioned that the
court- martial was carried out undor
English Admiralty regulations, and
not Australian rulo^. .The people of
Australia rcsont tho autocratic mo-
thods of tho British Admiralty. They
resent, for insturieo, tho regulation
that prevents an attorney on behalf
of the accused addrossing tho court
or asking questions, excopt with the
permission of tho president of the
court-martial. Such a thing is unheard of in Australia, and would
never bo tolerated in an Australian
court of law—bo it court-martial or
anything olso.
But what concerns tho Australian
_ loplo most of all is tho -foot that
the British Admiralty regulations
are governing their navy, and that
the Australian authorities have to
go cop in hand to tho British government for justico for tko men.
When tho Australian navy waa first
built, it was understood that it was
to bo Australian-owned nnd controlled. Now it is controlled by some
body olso. Even when tho Australian nnvy co-oporatcs with somo
other nnvy, provision is mado in tho
Australiun Nnvy Act thot tho senior
officer of the joint navies should
take control. But in handing ovor
thc Austrnlian navy to tho English
or any other government, the Austrnlian government is doing something that it had no right to do.
This might soem alright to outsidors,
but to tho Australian peoplo ,it is a
very soro point. Australian people
aro in no mood to tolerate for a moment thc old nnd somewhat barbarous methods of tho British Admiralty. This much is certain, tho Australian navy will never get Australian lads used to tho presont lifo in
tho world, to man warships undor
tho over-lordship of haughty British
navnl officers.
During tho month of Soptembor
last, no less than 240 desertions took
plnco from tho Australian navy in
Sydnoy harbor. DissatMoction with
existing conditions has been causing
serious unrost in tho navy for somo
timo pnst, mainly duo it is alleged,
to English officers not having n sympathetic understanding of tho Australian tcniperameut. (During thnt
month tho naval gaol at Sydnoy waa
full to overflowing with casos from
tho Australian nnvy, and mon had
oven to be confined to cabins on tho
vossola to undergo scntencos of imprisonment. - -
As nn instance of the ovorlordship
of English officers, it can bo snid
that ono morning, some time bnck,
whilo tho navy was off tho Queensland const, a butcher on tho warship
Torrena was ordorod to cut up a side
of mutton for chops. In tho middle
of tho work, an officer ordered tho
butcher to opon a box, Tho butcher
snid "Wult," and for this oltenso
he got 28 -days' punishment. Another caso is that whoro a sigmillor
wns court-mnrtialled nnd fined for
submitting grievances tp a number
of tho Anstriilinn pnrlininont. A protest wub being signed by nil tho mon
in the navy against this action, but
tlio navy was ordered off for two
months' manoeuvres.
Tho bitter feeling between tho
English officers nnd tho Austrnlian
men in the Australian navy hns
grown to such an extent, that not
only are desertions numerous, but
that timo-cxpirod men nro with difficulty persuudod to ronow their contracts. Not only that, but the naval
department seems to be unablo to
got fresh recruits from tho Australian people to sorve in tho navy.
CALL A HALT
Editorial   and   Business
Policy of Dailies May
Cause Walkout
The members of the printing
trades employed by the Seattlo Post-
Intelligencer becamo so ineensed last
woek at tho editorial policy of that
papor that they docided to take
stops to provent tkoir being used
to disseminate tho utterly false and
inflnuiatory 'statements that this
shoot was publishing.
Tho following resolution was sub.
inittcd to the management and resulted in the offensive mattor being withdrawn:
'' As members of tho several trades
cmployod in tho production of your
newspaper, tho Seattle PoBt-Intolli-
gencer, we mako tho following rop
rosontatioas:
"We have boon patient under mis*
representation, faithful ln the face
of slander, long-suffering under insult; we have uphold our agreements
and produced your paper, even
though in so doing we wero braiding tho ropo with whieh you proposo to hang us; day aftor day we
have put in type, stercotypod, printed and mailed calumny aftor calumny, lio after llo, insult aftor insult.
"Little by little, as our pnt-ienco
seemed to bo unbounded, your oditorial and businoss policy haa on-
croaohed upon and furthor and furthor overstepped tho bounds, not
only of fairnoss and truth, but decency nnd Americanism itself. Wo
have_ even moekly witnessed yourl
unfair and reprehensible campaign
of falsehood and ruin rosult in the
suppression of tho last medium of
honest expression for our cause in I
Seattle, not only denying our brothers tho moans of Hvlihood, but do*
nying ua a for greater boon—tke
American right of a freo press.
So long as theso things appeared
to be a part of your unfair flght
ngainst organization—our organizations and othors—we have bcen able
to endure.thom in the hope that at
lust truth must prevail.
"But there must bo a limit to
all things.
"In the page advertisement in the
Post-Intelligencer of November 18,
1918, purporting to havo boon written and paid for by ono-Solvin, It t
which had as well have occupied the
position in your paper usually takon
up by your editorial page, your utter depravity as a newspaper, your
shameless disregard of tho laws of
the land, your Hatred of opposition,
your reckless policy of appeal to tho
passions of citizenry, reached depths
of malico and malignancy hitherto
Shoe Repairing
Paris	
ShOeS For Mother, Father and Kiddies
Every member of the family can have their shoes put in order at Paria' repair ahop.
See to your old shoes. They are worth fixing. A amall outlay and you have a pair
that will laat aa long as a new pair.
Solid leather footwear ahould appeal to you. Now more than ever before shoes are
expected to give better service. The one way to secure more wear is to buy quality, not
quantity.
Men 'a   flne   Volokr
Calf Bal., with extra
woight solo; eitra wide
welt; reinforced seams;
not heavy  woight   but
will wear well.
Men'a Work Boots, made of koavy oil ckroae
stock.   Channel naUed and stitched solo.   A tin
ef oil witk each pair.   Begular to
.7.75.    Saturday 	
Moulders' plain toe box, calf Congre
A now kind ot sole stook.   One tkat
will resist keat and
sparks jl.
Boys' Heavy .Chrome Boota, lined or unllned;
exceptional wear out of these; e*A nn
elaes 1 to *\_ tp't.tmtj
Little dent's Bex Calf Bluchers; just tho right
weigkt for tkese little fellows; 'An ha
sites 8 to 10% .....„„,„„  VA..VO
$5.95
$6.50
Ladies' Black Kid Bal
heel. Splendid value.
Begular $8.60, now _...„..
Growing Girls'
Blaok Velour Bala.
9-in. top. Rubber
heel. Special for
Saturday
Baby Louis
$6.95
$5.95
P.PARIS
Boot and Shot Manufacturer
51 Hastings Wfest
LETTERS TO
ED.
OET BEHIND A BUTTON
Workers' Liberty Bond Buttons
are Issued to every purchaser of a
bond. Have you got yours yet. Oet
behind a button and show tkat you
are willing to help aU you can the
defense ef tke men arrested tn Winnipeg.
Now Tork—Five aldermen for thc
Greater City, fivo assemblymen and
a total city voto of over 120,000 for
Jamea O'Neal, candidato for president of tho Board of Aldermen—this
is tho result, of tho municipal elections on Novembor 4. The total vote
is tho largest over recorded by tho
Now York Socialists, barring only
that of Morris Hillquit In 1917, whon
many non-Socialists votod for tho
mayoralty cundidato. The voto is
regarded as especially significant in
view of tho fact that this was an
"off yoar."
excitation to violence, stark and nok
ed in vita t on to anarchy.
"Thorcforo, bo it
"Besolvod, by tho wholo commit
teo of your orgnnized omplovees, in
meoting assembled, „that if your
business management eannot demonstrate its capacity and, sagacity, if
your editorial directing heads must
remain bind to tho thing thoy are
bringing us to; if together you cannot soo tho abyss to which you are
loading us—ail of us; if you have
no moro lovo for our common country than is manifested in your efforts to plunge it into anarchy, then
as loyal Americnn citizons—many of
us ex-service men who vory clearly
proved our faith in America aud its
institutions—wo must, not becauso
wo oro unionists, but becauso wo ure
Americans, find means to protect
oursclvos from the stigma of having
aided and abetted your campaign
of destruction.
(Signed)
J. W. HERBHEr, Chairman,
JOHN J. WENNEB,
E. A. ORABEB,
M. OLNEY,
ALVABO C. SHOEMAKER,
Committeo.
(Continued from page 9)
rank
unboiieveablo. It il 'nothing less'thnnf11*4 **" woa t0 cover u|) theit ovnl
 >._... .    . P ...■-■     .n.r.ullnn     »n,l     ! ....t.*1* ,..     tn     <-....     .1...
so it wiU bo able to administer the
work on hand, and also allow for
expansion in tke future. Our administration is inadequate to handle
the* affnirs of the organization, at
thia timo not to mention the futuro,
which cun bo proved by miy of tho
members who hnve taken an active
part since tho July convention.
Every idea which was advanced
by tho secretary-treasurer and active
mombers of tho advisory board, was
backed by the exocutive board, and
narrow-minded members of tho advisory, board, who wore in town at
that; time. Thoy would continually
tciH- us that thoy had the power to
vatfriUny mot:on that was made for
thft-ativaiicement of thc organization
aqd that they woro thinking for tho
milk, and file. When thc only rea-
sop*.|or using thut cxpross
cowardice and inability to sec the
pto?ibilitics abend of the L. W. I.
Drr-iltjis an insult to the intoll-genco
am
of the membership at large for mon
of the calibre of the prosont executive board to mako the statemont,
that thoy were tkinking for thom, as.
they are Incapable of thinking for
themselves.
As a suggestion for the membors
I wou|d like to plaoe tke following:
Tho following in my estimation is
the outUne of a form of administration that would form a base from
which to work.
A central executive board elected
from tke membership aa a whole,
which would consist of Ave mombors
and a secretary-treasurer one of the
oxocutive board to act aa chairman,
which could be added to later if the
need arose.
Tho contral executive board shall
act aa organizers, open new district
offices and carry out the wishes expressed by tho membors at the semiannual convontion ef tke L. W. I,
TJ.
In order to follow out somo such
course as the abovo, it will be no-,
cossary that the constitution of the
L. W. I. U. bo changed. Of course, ™» statoomen of Paris are prob*
that is'the rcasoo we have semi-an- ably hunting around now for that
nual conventions, to chango it where overwhelming Busman demand for
come tke coaat district. Tke coast
district would be administered tke
same as at present. It would kave
its executive board, secretary-treasurer, advisory board and any otker
committees, that woifld bo.found necessary to conduct tke buainess of
the district efficiently. Then the active members on the coast wiU be
able to devote their whole time, to
maintain, and advance, their wage
scalo, living conditions, and work-'
ing conditions of tke coast logger.
Wketker tke above la correct or
not, now is tbe time for tke membership to express thcir viows and ideas
as to the Dost form of organization
suited to tho needs of the lumber-
workers of Canada. So tkat the delegates to the next oonvention, ean
go tkoro prepared to carry eut tke
wiskea of tke membership at large,
and not like tko last eonvention
whore they uaed to block vote to
capture jobs for themselves and
friends.
w. h. Mcknight.
necessary in order to koop in lii\p
with progress.
Vnncouver in that case1 would be*
~
tkeir armed intervention iu Bussia.
Where is yonr union button!
London—In answer to J. T. Bennet, M. P., Mr. Edwin 8. Montagu,
the secretary of State for India, recently stated ia the British parlia-
ment tkat, since August, 1914, 6078
Hindu political suspects were interned in various parts of India up to
the time of armistice. Account baa
not boen made of those who wero
sentenced to jail during'the war, or
these wko died due to solitary confinement and otker causes.
London—Final results ia tko municipal elections show that besides tko
great gain in the eountry, tke Labor-
Socialists kave majorities in fourteen out of twent>eight London bor-
ougk councils. Municipal reformers,
who correspond roughly to tbo Conservatives, have a majority, of 18
boroughs. Tko Progressives, other-
wise Liberals, have pActically disappeared.
GET BEHIND A BUTTO*
Worken' Liberty Bond Batteu
an Issued to every purchsaer at a
bond. Have you got yours yet Ott
behind a button and show thnt joa
an willing to help su yoa can tu
defense of tkt an arrested la Winnipeg.
THESE PRISONERS
REFUSE TO SCAB
U. S. Military Prisoners
Could Not Be Used to
Break Strikes
Chicago.—A lotter smuggled ont of
the military prison at Aleatraz, Cnl.,
whero several hundred conscientious
objectors, socialists convicted undor
tho cspionngo Inw, and soldiers
court-murtinled for refusing to flght
ngninst the soviets in Russia ore confined, tolls of tho refusal of forty
prisoners to do strike-breaking duty
on the Snn Francisco -docks during
tho longshoremen's striko thoro.
Tho letter roads, in pnrt:
"Forty-two prisoners wero called
out yesterday to go to work on tho
Snn Francisco trunsport docks. Tin.
prisoners hnd heard that there was
a strike on tho wholo Frisco waterfront, but did not know that the
transport work hnd boon exempted.
Not a protest was heard from tho
forty-two men until thoy got to the
docks. Whon tho wcro ordered \n
get trucks and go to work, thoy
said:
"Wo'll be damnfed if we scab on
these union men, who are trying to
Jjcttor thoir conditions!"
"Only two of tho men went to
work, one of those being n half wit
nnd the othor a 100 por cont. scab.
It was worth boing in a year to see
the spirit of the prisoners here, Thc
men were military prisoners and
could have boon court-martialed for
mutiny, an offense 'punishable by
death or such other punishment as
court-martial may direct.'
"Tho men, who camo hero from
Siberia, nro all rebellious. They say
that it is plain hell ovor there.
Some of them took a bobtail; or dishonorable dischargo just to get out
of Russin, nnd ovory one of them In
a bolshovik."
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Workers'
Liberty Bonds
For the Defense of the Men Arrested as a Result
of the Winnipeg Strike, in Denominations of $1,
$2 and $5.    Have You Got Yours Yet?
Utlca, N. T,—From pulpit to jail
such is the career . of Paul B.
Blancbnrd, former congregational
minister of Boston and Tampa, Flu.,
and now an organizer for the Amalgamated Toitilo Workers of Amori-
, wbo was rctently Cued 4100 and
sentenced to thirty days ia jail for
nctiviticB arising out of bis industrial connections.
Patronize Fed. a*veiUiau,
A Day's Pay for Winnipeg
Liberty of Speech and Action Is
Worth Paying and Fighting For
Make all monies payable to A. S. WELLS, Secretary of
Defense Committee, 405 Dunsmuir Street, Vancouver, B. C. PAGE EIGHT
eleventh tear No. 48   THE BRITISH COLUMBIA FEDERATIONIST    Vancouver, b. a
FRIDAY...
...November 28, 1
It Pays to Buy Your
Groceries Here
Our Self-serving, Non-Delivery Plan cuts out all un-
neceuary expense! and enables us to sell quality Groceries at the lowest possible prices. Here are some Specials
for Week commencing Friday, November 28th.
Empress Mustard, smnll tins
for ISC
Vim Camp's Clam Chowder
Soup 14c
Mack's No Rub Tablet .... Sc
Boo Ami, powdered und brick,
for  lie
Whito Swan-Soap, 5 bars....27c
I Ivory Soap, por bar.  lc I
Lilac Bose Toilet Soap, bar lie
Old Dutch Cleanser, til).... 9c
Gold 'Dust   Washing  Powder
for 13c
Castile Sonp, ti bars 23c
Butch'Tea Husks, pkt SOc
Dominion Matches, 800 in
box - 20c
Cottom 'a; Bird Sond, pkt 20c
Holbrook's Ground  Bice,  per
pkt 17c
Whito Gloss Laundry Starch,
pkt lie
Hand Cleanser Snap, tin....l9c
Griffin's* Seedless Baisins, per
pkt : 18Vic
Sun Maid Baisins, pkt 20c
Quaker  Pork  and Beans,
20oz. tin  12c
Baker's Eagle Sweet Chocolate, pkt .* SOe
Delmonto Sliced Peaches, por
tin „ 30c
Iris Boiled Oats, 0 11). bag..44e
Buckeye Corn Menl, 5-lb. bag
for  40c
| Australian Jam, Hin ....14c |
Wagstaff 'a Lemon, Orango
and Citron Peel, box 40c
Black Currant Jam, 4-lb. pail
for  82c
Soaked Green Peas, liu....8'/2c
Delmonto Sugar Corn, tin..24c
| Quaker Corn, per tin ...,16c |
Rogers'   Golden   Syrup,. 2-lh.
tin  26e
Rogers'   Golden   Syrup,   5-lb.
tin  67c
Rogers' Golden Syrup, 10-lb.
tin  «1.07
Lifebuoy lj}oap, per bar ....8V2c
Magic linking Powder, tin..25c
Alert Bay Camp Is
Closed for Third Time
(t o3ud morj ponmjuoQ)
Lily Whito Syrup, 5-lb. tin
for 67c
Wild Roso Pastry Flour, 10-
lb. sack  , 69c
Cowan's Eoglo Chocolate, _■
Ib. caks  19c
Cottage Peanut Butter, lti*oz.
jar  26c
Dromedary Dates, por pkt..26c
Purity Whcallots, 5-lb. bag
for 34c
Reindeer Condensed Milk,
per tin 18c
SPECIALS FBOM THE FRUIT DEPARTMENT
Comb   Honey   (extra   fancy
special), per comb  40c
Capo Cod Cranberries, lb. SOc
Eating Figs, reg. 45c 11) 35c
Chestnuts, por lb 40c
Emperor Grapes, reg. 25c, per
lb 20c
Lemons, largo size, doz 36c
GET  IT  AT  WOODWARD'S
Internationals Are
Supporting Defense
(Continued from page 1)
.It is not submitted to tho Minister
of Justice or to tho Cnbinet. .Lists
are prepared and approved of by the
director, who is Sir William Otter,
and theso lists aro forwardod to
the officer commanding tho internment camp with instructions to put
tho aliens aboard the train with all
clothing, etc, under military guard,
for the purpose or Having them deported to the point of sailing, Quebec being the port during the past
six months.
Dept, Ignorance of Procedure
"I visited the department of the
Minister of Justice. The minister
was away and I took up the matter
with his private secretary. ... I
found your letter re tho Winnipeg
men before the deputy. . . . The
deputy would not decide the matter
himself but stated that it must bo
decided by tho minister himself.
.... I attended tho department
from time to timo, but the minister
seemed to Imve been engaged in a
great many important mattors and
did not take this matter up.
"I kept at him trotfrly every flay]'
and finally, during the end o'f the
week whieh ended on October 25,
I told tho secretary that tho matter
must bc cleaned up ono way or tho
other at once. Tho minister was
not thore and the secretory got in
touch wilh thc Department of Immigration, and also with the mounted police. He -did not seem to know
just what department did the deporting. After getting thc report of
the mounted polico we got in touch
with tho Internment Operations
Branch of the Justice (Department
on October 28."
One Day Too Late
It is significant tbat after weeks
of delay the information wanted by
our solicitor was given on October
28 and the men were deported tho
day previous,    Ten of them suiled
on the Pretorian from Quebec on
October 27.
Tom Fonnan Released from Camp
One of the men arrested during
the strike, and sont to tho intern
ment camp was Tom Forman. Our
readers will remember his affidavit.
It reads: "My namo is Thomas
Forman, I was born in Austrian Poland. I camo to Halifax.at tho ago
of 17. I am married and have two
children. _ I served in Canada, England and France, and was discharged in Calgnry, .January, Ifili), with
honorablo discharge. I Mas doing
nothing whon arrested and hnd
tnkon no interest in tho riots, elc."'
Tom walked into the dofense
office on Thursday ovoning. It was
as though one had returned from thc
dead.
What the Other fellow Thinks
Sagathun Grain Growers' Association writes: "Our membors nro
in hearty sympathy with your campaign. Enclosed find $10. Send on
1(J more bonds."
Wolverloii Grain Growers' Association writes: "Please forwurd ut
once *25 lyorth of bonds."
Jas. MeCormick of Ardlcy, Sask.,
says: "My pay us section foreman is $4.10 it day, but I enclose $5
for a bond, I will get. all the money
I cnn for the boys."
Another subscriber says: "Tell
•the boys I will stay by tbem till
Hell freezes over."
Ht ill nnother suys: "Semi on
one hundred dollars' worth of
bonds and I will sell them among
the boys hore."
A farmer asks for a bunch of one-
dollar bonds. "Wo want to do our
bit even though our crop was a total
failure.;"
A business mon tells us bo is not
a union man, but "Is willing to try
to sell ono hundred dollars' worth
of.bonds'' because tho Winnipeg
fellows arc "putting up such a
great fight for justice."
Ono farmer says: "I have had
three crop failures. Sowed four
hundred dollars' worth of seed and
only threshed 25 bushels of wheut,
but enclose a dollar, nud will try to
send ti couple more. Send mu fifty
dollars' worth of small bonds und
OUofyra
Have an enviable reputation among
men for fit, style, quality, and last but
by no means least, for staying powers,
being shaped and tailored to retain
their appearance until worn out.
-SOLD BY-
Thos. Foster&Co., Ltd.
514 GRANVILLE STREET
pear not to realizo that there are
sueh things us experienced strikers.
This does not necessarily mean a
mun who has beon in many strikes,
for some are always on striko and
yet never experienced. An experienced striker is one who follows such
a line of action that he secures the
desired result in the shortest time
with tho leust penally to himself.
It is easy to strike and injure yourself more than you do the boss. A
hundred men at $5 .a day, to which
must; be udded fare to town ond
again out to a job, may soon mean
ten to a hundred thousand dollars
against a much smaller loss to the
boss; but an experienced striker puts
the Yrholo of the cost upon the employer, and why not? He is tbe
one who causes the striko by refusing tho demands. Of course he will
say the demands nro unreasonable,
but no demands are excessive which
do not exceed the full value of tho
workers toil. The greatest protection the lumber worker can get
against discrimination by tho boss
nnd bum conditions is a powerful
orgunizution; powerful not only in
numbers but even more so iu know
ledge; without knowledge you got
blind, unmtsoning action nud wasted efforts. Without knowledge you
get misleuders uud misled. A pow
crfiil organization demnnds a know
lodgo by all its members of Iheir
class position in society nnd that
their ultimato emuncipution can
only be accomplished by their own
efforts, whioh will be ineffective
unless combined with that of their
follow workers on tho principle thot
an injury to one is an injury to all,
and thc benefit of all is thc benefit
of each.
Thc Eastern and prairie organizers report well on towards two thousand members signed up, and an enthusiastic reception given to them
by the men wherever they go. Of
courso some of them havo occasionally been run out of enmp, but that
is to bc expected. On tho other hand
they report hearty welcomes given
by many bosses, who have expressed
their desire to. introduce improved
conditions but of having been held
bnck by tho bigger employing interests. Tho increase in membership
is in itself justification for the out
lay incurred in sending out tho organizers, but even greutor justification is found in the conditions which
exist. Organizor Keane, writing
from tho Indian-Lake Lumber Company, Osaquani, Onto rio, says:
'Conditions ..fierce; log bunkhousc
with polo roof, 24x30 feet, walls *jX_
feot high; gable's 10 feet; lower
bunks of poles laid on thc ground,
nit polo bunks; green boughs for
mattresses; all bunks double-barrelled; IS men to 6, bunkhousc; no
ventilation. Wash in bunkhousc and
ulso dry clothes thero. No pay Tin-
til job finished in spring or when
mon quit. Men all want to organizo
bnt cannot get any money from tlio
company; not oven uu order for two
dollars. Whon the mon hired
Winnipeg they were told that
bedd ng was free, but find they have
to puy 50 cents a month for
blankets. Tho Onturio Health Act
calls for all bunks tp bc construct
c^ parallel with the wall; lower tier
raised one foot from floor and floor
extended .to tho wall. Each occupant
is entitlod to 600 cubic feet of nir
space; the bunkhou.se to, have suffi
cient and efficient means of ventilation and every camp shall have u
wash-houso or laundry and baths,
Theso laws are absolutely ignored,
but it is safo to sny that every
camp will comply with them before
this timo next year or the Lumber
Workers Industrial Union of thc
Onc Big Union will have ceased to
exist, or havo failed in the purpose
for which it was organized.
It must bo impressed upon tho
members thut whilst our member,
ship is large, and the revenuo considerable, the cost of maintenance,
and particularly of organization
activities in new districts, is very
heavy. It is safe to sny that tho
L. W. 1. LT. spends moro money in
organization thnn all other unions in
the province put together, and, consequently, it is growing faster thun
nil tho others put together; but at
present the revenue has to come
from tho B. O. membership, later
on other districts will contribute
their quota. Chase strike costs headquarter.1. ifeiJOO a week, till of whieh
brought to a head mean., pay your
dues up to dale and promptly. Tho
L. W. 1. U. is an organizntion second
to nono in thc West; very soon it
will occupy the premier position in
the Dominion and there is no
reason why it should not set the
standard of efficiency, completeness
and solidarity^ for thc whole continent.
Our first objective is 15,000 in
l.tlU, then 50,000 iu 1H20; tho first
step towards realization is to see
that yonr camp is 100 per eent. organized.   It's up to yout
Blain's tie camp ut. Foreman is
retried as having been construct'
ed since September, but slill without tables ia the bunkhouses; double
bunks und doublo deckers; ticks filled with buy for mattresses; tloor of
green lumber, spaces half to two
inches wide lictwcen boards; one
window 2x3 feet in each end of
buukliouse, but su low down that
tho room is always in twilight; ventilator about 8x8 inches in roof; 34
men to a table; all dining room utensils oirtlmolwnre. most- of it old and
racked. Good cook, but hard to get
upplies. No drying room or bathhouse. No first-aid kit of any kind.
Working all daylight hours. Wages
for dny men, ^_M. Tie-making, 10c
per tie. Teamsters, #75 per mouth.
Only partly organized, a few of them
good men but remainder just curd
arriers—lacking the spirit of the
times.
On the other hand   Hanson's   tie
I wilt s'll them among my neighbors." Another man sends five dollars and offers his note for twenty
ilollars more for May 1 next.
Tho local defense committee has
llud $27,500 worth of bonds, but had
to wire on Tuesday i'or more, us the
demand from all over B. G. had depleted the slock and demands eould
not be supplied. One member of an
111 torn fl tlonal   organization   brought
n *10U, aoolher brought; 400, At
the Socialist Party meeting in thc
Empress last Sunday $178 worth
were sold, und the Federated Labor
Party also sold a number. Victoria
sent for another block, and repeat
orders have come   in   from   many
lourccjl. The Street and Electric
Railway Employees had bought ovor
$G00 worth of bonds by Tuesday
morning, ond tho same progress is
being made iu other organizations.
Huckaback
Towels
EMBRACING pu"c linon.
union and cotton qualities, with fancy damask
borders, hemstitched and
plain hemmed styles.
These towels ai-c in the
old standard qualities,
represent well - known
makes aud are available
in both guest and bedroom sizes. ,The prices
arc very moderate Buy
uow.
Hemstitched, fancy border; size 15x25. Special
45t) ench.
Ilcmsl itched, plain border, size 15x22. Special
65<£ each.
Plain Hemmed towels,
size 28x36. Special 651
each.
Plain Hemmed Towels,
size 22x42. Special 65tf
each.
Plain Hemmed Towels,
size 18x34. Special 75tp
each.
Plain Hemmed Towels,
size 18x37. Special 85<
each.
Hemstitched Damask Border, size 18x36. Special
$1.10 each.1
i^M^S^
First Mass Meeting of
O. B. U. Last Night
(Continued horn pago one)
675
Granville Street;
Sey. 3540
camp, Sheraton, reports improved
conditions as a result of a abort
strike which was called on .Friday
and settled on Saturday by the boss
coming through with an Vighvfaoitr
day; 18c per tie; day workera i&SO
nnd board; toamsters H and.bonrd;
births nnd other improvements to be
put in as quickly as possible.
Also the delegates at the International Timber Compuny Camps at
Campbell Biver, which arc amongst
thc largest in the West, report groat
satisfaction with the conditions,
practically all the union requirements boing complied with. Camps
in every way np to date, clean,
sanitary and conforming to thc
Provincial Health Aet. Ample
space provided in tho car bunkhouses, ench man . supplied with
blankets, pillows, slips and bedding,
which is washed once a woek. Bathhouse, wash-house, dry-room have
all bcen installed nnd arc in good
working order. Dining room and
tables kept clean uud food good.
The camps nro one hundrod per cent.
organizod, which ensures a greater
degree of harmonious understanding
as well as good working conditions.
Amongst recent contributions to
the defense fund arc Mninland
Cedar Camp, $424.53. P. B. Anderson's camp, $22$; I. T. Camp 4,
Campbell R'ver, .11520.75, and a largo
number of individual contributions,
mostly of $5 each, ull will* bc acknowledged in detail in both Fed.
and Worker. Camps when sending
n should givo name und amount of
euch contributor, so that a Iviberty
Bond can be sent him.
All tamps with 50 paid-up union
workers should immediately elect
ii delegnte for tho January convention. Havo tho members sign his
credentials. Transportation, only
will he puid by the orgunizution.
In a surprising number of
cases peoplo ure using ono
side of their mouths to chew
with because they have lost
two or three molars on either
the upper or tower jaws on
the other side. Under tho
old plan a bridge could not be
built in as thero was a "pier"
tooth only on onc ond of ■the
space to bc spanned.
The new Romnvalritt Bridge wines
to tho rcitcufl In Midi cases. II.
ran be put fit and the spann HUori
wtth Rood grinders propejly
placed for Iho natural "bit*."
The second supporting tooth rf|n
selected on the olher side of Itju
mouth.
This ingenious new sanitary I Removable Hridfce is tho very luteal
advance in dental actence. Let
mc show you without obligation.
Dr. Lowe
Fine Dentistry
HASTINGS   AND   ABBOTT
Pheae Sey. till
Opposite Woodward's
to a statement made as to the way
in which the Loggers had organizod,
ho stated that they had organized
in the only way that they could organize, and that thero should be itf*
separate units until they wore
strong enough to stand as such, and
no unit should control its funds, and
that thero should bc a general fund,
but tho trouble was thut many had
como into the O. B. LT. with craft
union traditions, and it wns impossible to take humanity and pour it
into Truntinan 's wheel, but conditions -would forco tho workers to
tnko such action ns was necessary
at any time. !
Del. Winch said that if the
O. B. U. had started wrong, then he
wanted to know who th,e delegates
referred to when thoy said "you."
It was useless to say that, they hud
started cither right or wrong, but
they hud started and ho had noticed thnt those who -poke most of
cluss consciousness wero the most individualistic minded. He said that
no industry could be orgnnized until they were all organiztMl, and that
it was to the interests of the lumber worker.-, to huve the transport
workers organized and all sections
of tho workers.   ,
Del. Marshall stated that thc
reason that tho workers in Canada
had not organized was due to lho
fact that thero wus not n - roal industrinl proletariat, as ia the old laud,
and the worker hero thought thut
ho was a prospective capitalist..
Del, Midgley said thut he favored
tho matter being referred to a com-
mittee, as the motion suggested, and
that he would like to deal with
somo of tho mutters that had been
raised in the discussion. Ho statod
that thc O. B. U. hud been started
with n common card, and it depended on the- intelligence of tho
members ns to what they mndo of
thc organization. Referring to tho
success of tho organization, ho
stated thnt 3(1,000 cards had boen
issued in thc four or five months
that thc organization hud been in
existence, and that thc minors of
tho Crow's Nest Pass, after hdng
driven back to the International,
wore now returning to thc O, B. U.
He gave as instances of this tho
roturn of the Bellvuo local and tho
men in tho Drumheller Valley to tho
0. B. U. Ho stated that the organization wns clastic and would respond to thc wishes of tho member-
snip. The motion was eventually
adopted without opposition.
Conditions In the V. 8. A.
J)el. Kavanagh, who has just returned from the U. S. A., whore ho
has boen for thc past two weeks,
stnted that the raids on the I. W. W.
wore planned beforo the Centroliu
affair happened, and, in his opinion,
woro planned by the big interests.
Ho also stated that the Centralia
affair was tho work of ugents' provocating.   He pointed out that tho
'ortland     headquarters     of     tho
1. W. W. hod been raided beforo
the affair at Centralia.
Beferring to conditions, he said
that as hoMvont south conditions got
worse. At Oakland a blanket order
wns pnssed banning all meetings,
and vigilant committees ond night
raiders and tho American Legion
wcro active. Ho gavo nn instance
wiiere at onc meeting of an opon
forum ut which a judgo presided,
that tho chairman was asked to
read tho preamble to tho I. W. W,
constitution. He refused, und the
American Legion, which ho describ
ed ns n mob, lined up, and as tho
members of this outfit was nbout
halt of the audience, made the rest
walk out one by one, and then arrested them. In answer to the question as to what becamo of the
judgo, Del. Kavanagh replied,
was arrested ns well. He stated
that ho hod'uddrcsscd a number of
meetings and hud been well received. The people, however, wero hy
sterical, and that as soon as it was
jHiBsiblo, nnd conditions wero quiet-
icd down, the workers/ who wore, sick
of the A. F. of I... would act to
bring ubout changes in thcir
gunizations. He said in conclusion
thut tho workers of Canada cannot
move faster than thoso of the
U. 8. A., ai:d urged education us a
means of preventing tho workors being stampeded into the position
where they could bc clubbed. Pointing out that repression breeds thc
snmo conditions in all places, ho
said that in adopting tho attitude
the ruling cluss had in tho U. H. A.
they wcro malting exactly tho snmo
conditions ns prevailed iu Russia.
Ho urged tho workers not to be
stampeded, to violence by tho ruling class, but to educate themselves
so that they would bo nblc lo tnke
A
BELIEVES MAIL IS
BEING TAMPERED WITH
Loggers    jfeewtary   at   Kamloops
Would Life to Have Information
in Order to Prosecute
We have reuson to believe that our
mnil is being held up or tampered
with in some way, which we cunnot
account for, which mny explain the
reason why somo members aro not
receiving their cards within t reasonable time from this office.
Of Into wo have had sevoral complaints iu relation to the above.
Any one who cun furnish us with
sufficient information of any person
or persons unlawfully tampering
with our mnil will be highly appreciated ,and the guilty parties wttl be
prosecuted according lb Jaw.
Yours fraternally,
A. M. McKENZIE,
Sec rotary -Treasurer.
Pittsburgh, Pa.—Prominent among
tho developments in thc steel striko
of the last few days are thc turning
over to the strike relief committee
by New York. Labor of cash ond certified cheques totalling $169,000, nnd
tho running out of Johnston of Secretary Wi 2. Foster and ptrike or-
gnniKcrs by a "committee" headed
by thc Y, M, ,C, A. secretary, and
chamber of commerce men.
London—The Railwuymen's Union
hns accepted the government's proposal giving the union a sbnre of tho
management of the roads, Thc proposal, announced recently by J. It.
Thomas, os head of the union, as
having beon mode to him by Premier
Lloyd George, provides for a joint
bonrd of inahn'gojs from the mil-
roads and the unions. Disputes are
to be referred to a sitoilar board.
i^legutfls will convene on January
Ud 7-for.coWraittee work, and
1 convention oj.cju January 8,
ANNIVERSARY SALE
END-OF-THE-MONTH  SPECIALS
SUITS AT HALF AND LESS; OOATS ONE-THIRD OFF; DRESSES 26% DISCOUNT
PEOPLE who save look to this popular-price store for their ready-to-wear garments.
Are you one of those who save—who make every dollar you spend do its full duty?
Or are you just a careless spender, forgetting all about VALUES—thinking that nothing can be good unless it is high priced and is purchased in a store located in tho high-
rent district? Come during our Anniversary Sale to THE IMPERIAL and flnd out
what low prlcea mean. Find out, too, that overy garmont sold 'hero bears a guarantee to givo good *
sorvico, to givo absolute' satisfaction—and with that IMPERIAL guarantoo of quality also comes tho
low prico. Combat the high cost of living by "coming down whero prices are down to buy." Shop
wisely—know your store—shop at Vancouver's groat popular-price.store. Wo aim to sell you up-to-
the-niiii.it*> garments for a littlo less than you pay for thc Bnmo goods clsowhorc. Owing to dolny a
largo shipment of suits, coats and drossos from Now York hns just reached us. Wo now flnd our stock
considerably larger than It should be at this tiine of the year—this will bo your gain, for we intond
to givo our patrons bargains undreamt of sinco tho war. Boo our. windows—como in and examine
the garments, tbeir elegance will immediately appeal to you. To convince you -that wo moan what
wo sny look at tho following pricos: •
| BPECIAL-10 COATS |
—Tweeds, velours and holl-
vias; belted stylos; some
trimmed with plush collars
and somo plain; all full
lined. Thero is a saving of
nearly a half on these, and
tho woman who has decided
that about $25 was Ihe
nmount sho wanted to pny
for a winter coat will flnd
tho greatest, value of tho
season in these, anil wc have
no fear of uny competition.
For tho balanco of tho
month your choico
$24.50
| SEE THESE DRESSES |
—ThiH is the story of a
special lot of dresses selected from our regular stock
just to clear beforo tho end
of the month. There are
not many in tho lot, but nil
sizes aru represented. Made
of tricot inos, tricoh'ttes,
pauleltes, taffetas, . charmeuse, satin, in all tho
latest models und wanted styles. Regular prices
range from $25 to $110, but
these will bo offered during
our Anniversary Salo at
25% Discount
| CHOICE   100   SUITS | \
—In all sizos ami styles, com*
prising silvertones, velours,
tricotines, velveteens, silk
volvet, tlnsoltonos and
others. Stylos ineludo tho
ripple, which is so becoming to tho slender figure;
long coat trimmed with fur
collars of various furs, such
us Australian opossum,
Amorican opossum, Hudson
seal and groy squirrel.
Thoso suits nro better than
anything wo have evor been
ablo to offer in Novembor.
Begular prices from $75 to j
$155,   Your choice
$55.00
50 IMPORTED
COATS
—Those consist of sil-
vertones, holi vias, tin*
acholics, pom pom
cloth, peach bloom,
dovot do luine. etc.
Every ono of these
coals is an imported
model direct from
New York, and worthy
of yonr consideration.-
Trices range up to
4*11(1, but for lie balance of tho month
your early selection
$65
The House of
Quality and
Up-to-the
Minute
Fashions
The Imperial
830 ORANVILLE
Opposite
(Hobe
Theatre
Seymour
4066
it
advantage of any favorable conditions.
Secretary Woods announced thnt
tho Womon's Auxiliary wonld moot
on Fridny night in the Labor Temple, ond that tho defenso danco
would bo *held on Wednesday next,
Beporting for the defense commit*
too, Del. Wells stated that tho Liberty Bond campaign was progress'
ing favorably, and in spite of what
had been said at the last meeting
of tho International Trudes Council,
the loternutionul unions were assisting thc committeo iu the disposal of the bonds.   He stuted that
thc committee would meet on J*
day ovening. Secretary Wood :
cd for tho nssistanco of mem be j
for Saturday, when tho shipyard
would bo canvassed at noon, a^u
asked all those willing to assist f I
meet at tho Tomple on Hat uni ]
morning at 10..10.
The largest
Overcoat Stock in
Western Canada
—at prices that make buying
NOW a decided advantage—
that will give your pocketbook
a surprise—overcoats in every
conceivable weave and pattern
—and the latest style models
that give a selection only possible through a purchasing organization such as ours.
For the bulance of thc week
we arc offering FOUR Sl'KC-
.IAIjS in Overcoats with* a
FIVE-SPOT OFF—
♦25 Hubborizcd tweed—exceptional
vultio ot tho rcgulnr priee—como in
many patterns nn*d two or three
styles'.   Special
$20
Overcoats in Iwccds and friezes—
the new form-fitting and belter
models, with patch or slash pockets.
Special $30 coats, for
$.35 Coats for
*40 Coats for
$25
r
$30
$35
Exceptional well tailored and good
lit ling—theso four specials offer a
good opportunity to buy a coat and
save $5.00.
"Your Money's Worth or Your
Money Back."
WM. DICK LIMITED
3345-47-49 Hastings Street East

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