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The British Columbia Federationist Dec 12, 1919

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Array fiFC 1 3^19
12.00 PER YEAR
Prosecution Witnesses Prove
fa Defense
Justice Metcalfe Puts Prosecuting . \ orney Right—
Witness Admits Strike Committe   Vas Willing
to Co-operate So That Then   rouId
Be No Suffering  \%\
(Special to The Fedorationist)
For more than threo hours Monday
afternoon, Mayor Gray swoated in
a s attempts to (ence with E. J. Mc-
Murray, ono of tho counsel defending tho Labor men on trial. His
answers wero delayed in the manner
of a school boy forced to depend on
Mb prompter.
At lucid intervals he would havo
the quostion answered beforo his'
questioner had finished spoking,
gving overy indication that he had
fallen a victim to stage fright when
about to repeat a story that lacked
Sometimes he, said he did not ro-
member tho circumstances which the
question covered. Again he would
blurt' out bis answers 'in a manner
whieh would indicate that tkey were
woll committed, .
Causes Chuckles
Iu his versatile attack, Mr. McMurray showed Mr. Cray in his true
colors. Bepartco dircotgd by him to-
word Mr. A. J. Andrews, K. C, counsel for tho crown, caused dozens of
chueklcs among those in the crowded
courtroom. It was tho concensus of
those who are willing to tako an unbiased attitude toward the accused
that Mayor Oray proved a good witnoss for the defense,- as did J. M.
Carruthers, general manager of thc
Crescent Creamery, and Dr. M. H.
Garvin, two witnesses called by the
crown. .Both sorely tried to impress
upon the jury that the strike committee endangered human lifo in order to attain victory. Their protend-
' ed convictions wcro quickly brought
to light under the unrelenting ques-'
ti/ning of Mr. McMurray, who met
fA'ery attempt of the two witnesses
for tho crown to lead the judge and
jury to believe they were telling thc
real facts, by his references to overy
detail, of importance leading up to
and during the strike.
Carat of itrike
Mr. McMurray '^questions supported the following' contentions: Tile
riots in January were caused by .tho
unemployment among the roturned
aoldiers. The strike of tho metal
trades and tho genoral strike later,
were called because tha ironmasters
would not permit collective bargaining, and because a principle eould
Mt be arbitrated, according to
atatement mado by Senator Bobertson ia 1918. Ubor was ready-to
enter into negotiations to settle the
general atrike, six days nfter it wae
ealled.' T^ic CUlaoM committeo took
tho light into He own hands to crush
. now Cards
Tbe misunderstanding caused by
the issuing of cards to union drivers
oporating bread and milk wagons,
was the wording of the cards nnd
place on which tKey wero tacked.
^The Citizons con £\oo, ny its advertising during th. Ice, -incited sentiment against uncus, that is, sot
class against class ,tho offence charged against the accused.
Deetngrtng Principle
The city destroyed the principle
thc polico were lighting for, when it
dismissed the old force and hired a
new one. An outside body called
the Citizens. Committee intervened
and demanded to bo. heard beforo the
strike wot settled.
• Can for Sick
That the strike committeo co-opor-
atcd with the baken and dairymen
so that t,he children of tho city, and
those ill in hospitals would not suffer/ and, by so doing, gave up a part
of their lighting strength.
The testimony of Mayor Gray intended to show that the ironmasters
offered to accept collective bargaining with the men in thcir shops, but
the strikers wanted men outside the
shops to be permitted to carry on tho
negotiations. In reply to this thrust,
Mr. McMurray got Mr. Gray to admit'; that this was tho method employed .by the city in making negotiations with employees.,
*Tbo mayor said that no outside
fiorty intervened in any part ho took
n his attempts to sottlo tho difficulties. Ho was always "on his own,"
he said. -
.    (Continued on page 8)
The International Situation Today Will Be
His Subject
The Socialist Party'of Canada has
i been given a whole lot of free advertising lately, in connection witli
the Winnipeg trial: To any ono who
1 is at all acquainted with this party,
all ths talk of plotting revolution,
«tc.,,nppeurs as a fgrcc. Everyone
is invited to all meetings and classes,
and it would be a good idea for all
workingmen and women, who. wish
to know .tho truth concerning these
much-noted poople, to attend tho
Sundny night meeting at. the Km-
Ercss Theatre. Here one will always
e ablo tu spend a profitable hour,
and may probably gain quite a littlo knowledge concerning thc present world-wido problems- affecting
the working elaes. Next Su.day
Chas. Lestor will bo thc speaker.
Dqors open at 7:30. Questions and
discussion invited. The subject will
be the "International Situation To.
Membership of the O.B.U.
■■' Is Steadily on the
Members of O. B. U. to
Decide When Ther Will
Meet at Winnipeg
Secretary Midgley has i issued  a
-.sail for a referendum'Vole dealing
with the dato of the O. B. U. con-
} vention which was postponed as a
[result, of tho. oxecutive officers of
S that organization facing trial for se-
v ditions conspiracy." The members ore
asked to vote on the following questions:
Aro you in favor .of postponing
'tho convention until after the trials
'at Winnipeg are concluded!-
In which month do you'desire the
convention   to   bo   held-—January,
I0j Fobrunry, 1020,   or   March,
This step is boing laken as from
every indication the trials are likoly
to lost longer than was at lirst expected, and it may bo tho wish of
tho members to hold the convention
even if the officers are not ablo to
Endorse Beid
j Local 017 of the IJ. B. Carpenters
at their regular meeting ou Monday
ovening endorsed-tho candidature of
"Jimmy" Beid aa candidate far at-
dennaak honors in Ward ..
Shipbuilders' Unit Organise* «t Port Arthur
At the last meeting of tho International Trados Council, the
delegates were apparently busy
w listllng to keep up their courage.
According to tho report- of this
meeting, considerable discussion
took place on the hoped-for early
demise of the O.B.U. The female
delegate of this body is reported
to have stated that tlie member
ship of the O.B.U. was rapidly dl
Aa the official correspondent of
the "Labor Gazette," issued by the
Dominion government, she would
be able to socure more accurate
Information about this important
and growing part ot the labor
movement if she were to apply to
the officers ot it for information.
While the delegates to tho In
:eniational Council have question-
ad the accuracy of statements appearing in the Federationist from
timo to timo regarding the growth
at the O.B.U., let it be said that
the office of the general exocutive
board is prepared Co prove any
statements that lt issues with reference to the One Big Union,
When preparing her next roport
For the "Labor Gazette," tlie local
correspondent might take cognizance of the following facta:
For the flrst six months of its
axistence, the general executive
board, of the One Big Union has received for per capita tax and sup-
Mies ' over $14,000. Tlie receipts
(Continued on page 8)
Suggests Th|tt There Be
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General Closing Down of Industry
Member of . Ruling Claw ini Financial Journal Suggests Starvation to
Defeat Workers' Efforts to Mainfafe Standard of Living—Ruling
Class, Not Working Class, Hat "Public Be Damned" Policy
O.MUCII HAS BEEN SAID in the capitalistic press »boutttoW''«Upmiion.   Connie and deeiiion in tbe application ot a
deipfrrt* renwdy are fait becoming imperative.   Sueh a coune
tta* maa txmamt ar xpttora the proper intarwU of millions ot
tyVettaf. Of coune, every penon wbo owns a home, hai a lav-
*    .tank account, holds a Ufe iuuranot polioy, or a share in a
ahd loan association, is an investor j there are 113,384
in Pennsylvania railroad stook holdings alone!   And
million investors in Liberty Bonds.  The 'Beds' shall not
Jl against them."
It. may require economic depression to straighten out thc
hercneg of the times, but the success, of the government aetion
in. tlfe coal strike marks a distinct advance.   Its good effects
wjll>xtend not only, throughout ihe United States, but all oyer
the world!   It indicates that the majority of American workmen arc not in favor of obtaining the benefits they desire by
brute force.   Even their leaders have been made to believe
that the greater power of public opinion is'against sueh methods.
Oqee beforc thc governmont has. exerted its power to overcame strikes.. It was then the initiative of one man, (hover
Cleveland, that acted, but it was as a leader of publie opinion,
not, as.;in this last instance, when the power of the public enforced action.' Nevertheless, the benefit is obtained:
Professor Angus Discusses
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International Exchange Rates
Shows How Papei; Currency Increases PWW« of
Commodities—Trades Council Wants a^K'U.'
Convention in January — 0. B. U. Is
Still Growing
^ the need for more and more production,.and the ineffici-
*"' ciicy of the workers, that there are many small buainess
people in this country, that arc of the opinion that all. the Labor
troubles are the result of insatiable greed on the part of those
who toil. Reference has also been made.to the sabotage, of the
workers. .Some weeks ago in an editorial in the FederationiBt,
reference was made to the necessity for closing down of industry
in thc interest of "good business," and particularly as to this
method being used in the United States. Baring the past week
confirmation of this method of breaking the power of organised
Labor, and the methods to'be adopted were received. They
arc so startling, aud disclose the absolute mcrcilessness of the
ruling elass, that we reproduce them in their entirety. The
most brutal and illuminating passages are emphasized.    :_   ^ :
When all these larger strikes have been suppressed, and
the control of Labor beaten out by the government, the workingman's situation will be the same as it was before. Something will have to be done for him, and harmony between the
employer and thc workman established' in a rcal'way. At the
bottom of it all, Labor must be taught that benefits caunot come
by legislation or magic, unsound re-arrangement of the economic1
forces of thc world j in other words, that the good things of
life, comfortable living, more leisure, luxuries* must all breamed in thc sweat of the biw, that the only cure for the present
ills is work—earnest, unstinted, freely given, a co-operation of;
all the talents of the mail in charge and the man at the'bench. -
This is a difficult thing: to teach after the more or less wild
riot of the world during five years of war. An intelligent correspondent writes: "Wc all realize that rigid industrial unrest
is widespread. Labor was never so extravagant,- inordinate hi
demands, inefficient, and red as it is today, when the crying'
economic aud moral needs of this country require conditions'
just the 'reverse of these.
"Probably .the only general corrective of these adverse eta
ditions will be in the operation of natural law—that of supply
and demand."
off, and he thinks if such strikes should become a success,
"Then many large employen of Labor ought to promptly ftloee
down their planta. As long a* Labor continues to win ita demands, it will be aa insatiable as the grave and the womb. Millions of involuntarily idle men and women would bave a quickly sobering effect on Labor as a whole; infinitely more so than
all the moral precepts that have been uttered sinoe the earliest
times in ancient India.
"The best interests of all may soon demand a prions into-
?'hc complete.breakdown of the steel strike is shown by this
week's reports in the steel and iron journals. A week of the
eoal jstrihe .passed without cutting down steel production, and
now-thnt the coal,strike is called off, au early increase in output of pig-iron and finished steel is expected. Mills which were
completely shot down when the strikebegan, are now receiving
retuitiing workers in larger members than at any time since
thtn, For instance, at. Youngstown, 60 per cent, of the open
hearth iurnaces are now in operation, according to the Iron Age,
arid'afcout of 26 blast'furnaces representing over 50 per'cent,
of tlfe pig iron capacity.
j That the coal miners are not immediately rehiring to work
is u^t to be wondered at, when the pleasure of the vacation from
.t>5s*diseomfbrting work are considered. The claims of the
w*hers Witt be reviewed under circumstances favorable to them.
At last night's meeting of thef
Tradea ud Labor Couneil, Professor
Angus gave a very interesting address on tbe question of interna,
tional exchange, and tbe'eabse of
ths vcrying. rates of 'exchango between -different countrios. His address, was well received and many
questions were asked at the close,
which were answered lh. a manner
that left littlo doubt as to the opinion of tho speaker, who showed a
good grasp of hii) subject, hit handling of samo being a ven- praiseworthy effort. That the -address
was appreciated waa evidenced by.
the hearty vote of thanks that was
passed by the council after questions
had be'en asked and different points
railed discussed.
0. & V. Convention
The coll for a refereitduin ,'vpte uu
the date for tho O. B. V. eonvention
was read, and after it had been explained by President. Midgley, that
the taking of a vote in the' council
was. only an expression of opinion,
and that the members would vote ou
the question in their units,.*, vote
was. taken,-the council expressing-tbo
unanimous opinion .that the-eonvention should be held in .. January.
Business Agent Wood reported that
the most of the past week had been
talTen up in the gathering of data
to present to the Social Bervice
Commission when it hold its sittings
here.   •
The letter was written beforc thc coal strike had been called. &W*)* •etfen.iii striking is not laid against them, as, under the
tjnmay of leadership which pertains to most unions, they had
rhttliMioice but to strike. The defeat in theso two strikes is
ft* f**^*'1? »)*b(ikc to the workers themselves, but a square
at IJolshevist despotism, endeavored to bc put over Aineri-
rorfcingmen..b;r ^evolutionary leaders.
ft the West.rising en masse against tbe I. W. W. righte-
ir.qted to exterminate these enemies of the Republic and
"-ition 1ft the dastardly sniping thd killing of Ameriean
(Continued on page 8)
F. A. Hoover Loses to Cot-
troll for Office of Business Agent
Tho election of officers held by Division 101 Street and Electric Railwaymen on December 8 resulted as
follows: | President, R. Bigby, acclamation; first vice-president, J.
Byron 283, .A. Maclnnis 453, second vice-presided^, R. Foster 435,
P. T-ogce 287; business agent, W. H.
Cottrell 401, F. A. Hoover 372; recording secretary, F. W. Griffin 387,
A. V. Lofting 173, H. Speed 182;
treasurer, E. S. Cleveland 380, ,T.
Sidaway 380; warden (daymen), J.
Hendry 618 J. A. Wood 81; worden
(night men), W. H. Arnold, acclamation; couductor day men), A.
E. - Cook, acclamation; conductor
night men), E. J. Fleet, acclamation; milliters (three), J.
Byron 359, A. H. Gingcll 313, E.
Hougham 509, A. Maclnnis 485, J.
Price 376; oxecutive member (day
men), H. Blazier 224, 8. Wedgobnry
49; executive member (night men),
T. A. Boncroft 30, E. Jackson 45, W.
Murray 108, J. Prico 87; executive
member (extra' men), A. H. Oingell
02, W. O. Scott 45; judge of elections, W. Kirby; tellers, W. H. Ar-
nold, J. Auton, R. M. Viney; Q,
Montreal, Quebec—Starting wilh
the first of tho month carpenters
have been paid 671-2 cents au hour,
After a several weeks' striko .they
returned to work at the old scale of
60 cents with tho understanding that
they would be advanced 71-2 centa
en December 1,
Labor Party School Plans
Christmas Concert for
December 29
It is expected tbat Comrade T.
A. Barnard, who Is at present ln
Prince Rnpert, will be back in
time to tako the platform at tlio
Federated tabor Party meeting in
tho National Theatro next Sunday
evening. The chair will be taken
by .Mrs, J. A. Clark. Doors open
at 7:30 p.m.
tast Sunday saw a record at
tendance at the Labor Party
School. Tho attendance during
the last tow woeks has been
Rteadlly improving' nnd last. Sun-
day was tho best y«t. This sub
ject to bo taken up noxt' Sunday
afternoon is: "History, Real ami
So-called." The achool at present
Is divided into three classes, all In
the chargo of capable teachers and
parents who would havo all points
of view presented to, the children
should send them to the O'Brien
Hall evory Sunday afternoon at
2:30 p.m.
Tho annual Christmas concert
for the children ot tho tabor
School will be held Monday, De-
cember 29, in the Granville Hall,
641 Granville Street. Last year's
concert was an unqualified success,
and both committee and childron
Intond to make tbis ono nqual thai
of last year—It couldn't be bettor.
Tlie regulor monthly social meeting of tlie Junior Labor league
will be hold Friday, December 19,
at the club rooms, 52 Dufferln
Street West. As there are still
four more committees to be appointed for the 1920 term, a full
turn-out of tho members is expected.
On Saturday, December 13, representatives ot tho F.L.P. Debating Club will meet Messrs. Hubbard and Watts, of the Vancouver
Co-operative Society In a debate on
"Reeolved that tho co-operative
movement ia an asset to tlie community." Comrades Batt and Westmoreland will take the negative for
the F.L.P. Club. Tho debate will
be hold In. tho Labor Party rooms,
510 Dominion building.
Defense Committee to Meet
Tho defenso committee will moot
tonight (Friday) at 8 o 'clock in thc
Foderntionist ofllce,    All' members
are urged to attend,
Tbo miners of Kimborley, B. O,,
aro on striko for a living wage,
which tho Consolidated Company refuse to grant, whilo at the same
time udmitting that thc men in their
employ aru the lowest paid in tho
provinco in the mining industry.
The miners of Moyie, Bi C.( have
been locked out by tbo Consolidated
Company for refusing to nsh-JHt the
Consolidated Company to break tho
Kimberloy strike. All workors uro
warned.to keep away from Kinihor-
Icy and Moyie until trouble is sottled, IDo not be fooled by Consolidated Company's offer of cheap faros
to Kimberley aud Movie,
Acting District Secretary.
Kill Five, Wound Twenty,
But No Crime Is
Clmriolte, N".-ft—Tlie oMet 0£ polico oi this city and ii "scoro of■
othors that woro 'ehnrged with,thc
death ai Ave and the wounding of
20 workers, havo been discharged bj*
two justices of the peace. "
Tho tr nl -luted 14 days. The police admitted tbnt they shot into a
crowd of street car strikers and
sympathizers at a car barn-, on August, 25 last. The polico admitted
and, 40 witnesses testified that aU
but two of the persons were shot in
tho bach, thus proving that the
workers woro running from thc polico nnd not toward thom.
Wheeling, W. Va.—Ono man lc i 11-
ed, another fatally shot and several
slightly injured iu a revolver battlo bbtween steer strikers and special deputies.
Lestor Speaks Next Week
.   on Woman's Place
in Society
.A'mooting of thc O. B. U. Woman'..--Auxiliary ,was held in room
204, Labor Temple, last Friday evening, aiid-considering the cold wcath*
erf wfts 'well attended.
1. was'decided to commence tho
slndy of 'tlie Evolution of Man, by
Bolshei which subjoct is now appearing in serial form in tho Indicator,
the official pa«er of the 8. P. of C.
Chit* Lestor will address thc meet-'
iiijg 'on." Woman's Placo itl Society."
Tho 'meeting, will beheld in room
404, Lubor Temple, this Friday, Doc.
12, aftd will commence'at 8 p.m. Al!
members should be. present.
Four new members were accepted
at tbe last meeting, and the organization now.promises to becomo a permanent affair..
Tlio election of permanent officers
will take plnee at the first business
meeting in J miliary.
tt4-_Si*tah. |M»I!«■■»■»H
Workers' Liberty Bond Campaign
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Many Contributions Received This Week
MANY of the outlying poiati in. B. 0. bave been beard
from during the part week, and repeat orden lent
in. This indicates that there ii a 'considerable amount of
enthusiasm amongst the workers, gnd that they are doing
their bit for the defence of the .workers arrested as a
result of the Winnipeg strike. Hfcdley minen sent along
$70, although they only got their bonds the day before
the mine closed down. Prince Btjpert haa sent for mora
bonds, and the oommlttee thef*>rtportg good progreu
being made. Victoria has. sent sweral repeat orders, in
spite of the large number of me* oat of work in that city,
and from all parts of the. province the reports received
are good. The Loggers, being the largest organization,
has contributed .the most to date, the amount so far subscribed being well over the JfiW mark. This does not
include donations to the defense fund, but for Liberty
Bonds alone. While the campaign is supposed to close
in B. 0. on December the 15th, it will take some little
time longer than the few day* left before that date to
ascertain just how much has been realised, as some of the
outlying camps, where large numbers of men are employed, have not had their bonds for more than a week, and
in some cases, where postal facilities are none too good,
they will not have more than received them. The defense
committee of B. 0. is confident that the $30,000, the
figure set for this province, will be over subscribed.
Svery effort should, however, be made in the next few
days, as with the trials hanging out ns they are doing,
the money suggested as being needed may not cover the
expenses of the trials. Everybody get in and boost for
liberty of speech and press, for this is what the flght is
being waged for.
I I I I I Hill II lilllllHII Ull II I Kll IIIH
Is Getting Up-to-date Library—Good Literature Sales
The usual weekly meeting of the
above unit, held iu the Crystal
Theatre, was a lively one. Brothor Moir occupied the chair and
after tho reading of minutes, correspondence, etc., a general discussion took place on the advisability
of appointing a committee to meet
the Social Service .Commission.
Brolher Waters was of the opinion
that u committee should be appointed to gather data to place
before the commission, J>oint»K
out that while the preamble of tlie
O.B,ir. advocated production for
use, it also mentioned that the
O.B.Ij. was organised to carry on
more successfully tlie 'evory-dav
light for wagos, hours, etc.
' Brother McGregor took the opposite view, stating that the master
class wore fully aware of the condition it the workers, that tlfc
workers would bo bettor occupied
with their own education, than In
helping to solvo difficulties for lho
master class and thus perpetuate
the system. After a ienmhy (lis-
cussion tlio communication wns or.
dered mod.
The educational . committee reported considerable Improvement
In the sale of literature anil that
two was belug expended in iwttliiR
together the neuritis of nn unto-
date library for the use cit the
The unit since Ils forninlinn lms
now n comfortnblo headquarter.)
fitted with a bookcaso in the process of boing tilled with the best
working class papers, with a few
of the worst thrown In, and games;
in short a place whero the boys
can gather and take counsel together, fcvery second Friday evening is set aiwrt for an open forum,
next 1-rlday Brother McFMyon will
open the discussion, the subject
helng the "Weals of tho O.B.U."
Leave for Winnipeg
.intk Kavansgh nnd .luck llnr-
iiiigton liavo been called to Winnipeg to give evidence I'or the. defense
of the men now being held for seditious conspiracy. Thev will leave
for tlio prulriu uiotropolls this weekend.
Nothing Incriminating Is
Found—Lists Are
Strikers Are Standing Pat
in AH Camps-Hyto
.    Strike Settled
Active strikes now'-'being main,
taincd at tho '.camps of Adasn
River Lumber Co. at Chase;
Roberts Lako Camp lit Rook Bay,
Hanson's Tlo Camp, Sheraton, anil
tbe 'Kimberloy Mines.
The Alert Bay men bave decided
to adopt tactics In their strike",
particulars of which will be dealt
with in their own report under a
separate heading.
Ilylo strike hae been satisfactorily settled, although later reports are (o tho effect that the employers aro trying to side step the
terms of settlement to which they
Furtltcr reports coming • from
delegates iu camp are to tbe effect - that when their camps reopen in the new yoar blankets and
sheets will be provided, the employers baving given promises to
tba^' offect. ;
In next week's Federatlonist
full details of defonse fund contributions will be given.
Sevenal camps are already reporting the appointments of their
delegates for January general
meeting. Camps with 50 paid up
members can select a delegate
whose transportation only will be
paid by the organisation; his expenies must be defrayed by the
men whom bo. represents. Ills credentials must be signed by at least
50 members as evidence to thc or-
(Continued on pago 7)
Transport Workers Unit O. B. XS.
At flic Inst meeting of the Transport Workers' I'nit livo new members wore signed up, and a most interesting discussion took place -pe
the various matters \vhii:h are nt
present confront ing tho various units
of thn O. B. I.'. The question of
a genernl fund met wilh u favorable
reception, nm] two meiiiln'is were
nppointed lo sit, on tlie committee
which bas this mntter in hnnd.
It wiih decided thnt iho ineoltngs
of December 2i nnd December ;tl
be cancelled on account of ihe
Ohristmaa fasllvities. Mombors will
please tnke notice thai; lbe meeting
oil Wednesdny. Dec. 17, will be tlie
last meeting tliis yenr, nnd noilinin-
lions for ollicers will lake fila'cu on
thut dnte. Be sure to be ou hnnd
that night lo take pnrt iu ibe proceedings.
Many   Men   Idle,   Now
Shipbuilding Hag
Reports us to labor conditions in
Victoria would intimate lhat there
is u strioua unemployed problem in
tho Cup'tt'l City. It is estimated
Hint, owing to thc closing down of
the shipynrds there, that there are
4500 men idle ut the present lime.
During the week Muyor Porter wired to Ottuwu urging that wooden
shipbuilding bo curried,ou for the
government. The wire nlso intimated that it would bo cheaper to build
ships tbun it would to put down disorder. This would indicnte that
Mayor Dorter considers tho situation
ns being serious, A strong deputation representing the city, the Board
of Trnde, shipbuilding nnd lumber
interests, with a representative of
the Motal Trudes Council, is on its
wny to interview the government
und urge that some mensures of relief be nl  ome instituted.
lu spite of the fnct thut the Medley mines are now closed down, T.
J, McKay, who bus just arrived in
Vancouver, brought $70 for tlio defense fund from the miners at that
The Tuckett Tobacco Co., of
London, Ont., Is still unfair to organized labor.' Union men arc ud-
vli'ocl to make it their business to
insist on getting Irtefr, etgjit .•' ' .
a box bearing the Hlue (t'nioa)
mttHy Mtt—t to Intwnatteuali
Dol. Midgley. roported as to his
attendance at the mlnen' convention at Calgary.- Beferring to tke
press atatementa that kad been made
aa to the eonvention being a secret i
Convention, he atated tkat- the only
secrecy there was 'about It was tke
conspiracy of silence on the part of
tko daily papen, wko had not. made
any attempt to attend aad report
tke proceedings of tke convontion,
which was open to the public at all
times. Referring to the situation at
Calgary, he itated tkat there were
300 memben of tke O. B. V. in the
Ogden shops, and tkat Aid. Broateh,
who was an O. B, U. advocate, jisd
been re-elected there, and two inter- ■
nat'oual labor supporters, wko were
candidates, kad . Mm defeated.
Whether tkis represented the feeling between tbe two organisations .
ke waa not prepared to aay, yet it
waa the fact. He stated that tke
Labor paper; "Tke Searehligkt,'!
had been refused tke privilege of re-
porting the proceedings of tho International Trades Connell because' it
favored tke O. & U., while tko
daily;'press Was admitted,       .;   i
Del. Winch, reporting for Ike l<og-.
gers, stated 'that tko bflcb'of tke
organization "at Kamloops' had been ..
raided by tke Mounted Police. He
also roported that '■ the l*ort
Arthur,     Ontario,     members,     at '
meeting on December 1, placed
all camps of ihe Raaael Timber Cam;'
pany en the blacklist This,employer is most unfair in his 'dealings
with the men, refusing to take them
to town in kis boat, tkereby eompell- '"
'ng. them to walk 90 lines across
country, where tk£re are'no roads
or cnuips, consequently no place for
tbe "men to got any rest or accdm-
niddution. When the men, uftci-.
many hardships,- arrived in town and *
applied at the company 'a office for
their time, tkey were told that if
they waited a few- dnys they
"inight".get tbelr cheques. After
a few days" thoy were tefured payment and told to get,out. '„ '
President Midgley then ealled
on 1'rofeccor Angus to address the
council. 'In opening his address, the
professor stated that he was a lit tit .
afraid that us his sabjeet was u
technical one tkat he might nor lip
able to nuke it as clear 4a he would
like to in tkt .time at kb disposal.
Ae atated tint under tke existing
ijateai payment between dUtarest
nations ware Moments nwte bit-
twiM tk. indfvi&ili of tke.dtfefr
ent countries and not tke govern-
ments. He pointad out that' the-
borrowing and'lending was a. basis'
for tho need of international payments; ko also referred to {Hmsions,
,    (Continued on page >) >
Jollification to Be HcM
Day After Injunction !
Case Is Heard
Victory or no victory over thc
international olllce, the membership of 1-ocal 213, Electrical Work
ers, are going to hold a reusing
big smoker in the Union Hall -tta
day after the trial. The ottornol
for tlie International olllce lias bad
Ihe case postponed time and time
again, and has been trying to obtain another postponement. The
judge, however, will not hear of
further delay, so the case will eome
before him un December 11!.. The
olllers and. members .of Local 213
wbo have Instituted this case tp
restrain the international oltlcb
from revoking the charter are
looking forward to a decision in
their favur. Tho smoker will be
held Wednesday evening, Decern-
bcrr 17, at 440 Hondur Streot Wes|.
aud no matter what tbe decision of
thc judge la, the boys do net in-,
[end to allow It to interfere with
thoir jollification, Tickoels are .°,0
cents', refreshments free.
O. B. U. Engineers Will
Hold Hecting Sunday
Knginccrs nnd Mill Workert Unit
of tho O. B. U. will tuke a vote on
thc question of baving tho O. B. I'.
convention postponed at their.business meeting in Vancouver next
Monday evening, nnd as this mutter
is considered important, member's
should make it a point to bo present
I norder to vote on this question.
As the early part of each mooting
is now thrown open for general ar-
gnni/.ation purposes, members shenld
get their fellow workers who hnve
not yet joined tho O. B. U., to attend
when mi attempt will be made to get
them interested and become members.
The Hoist nnd Portable Engineers
of the O. B. V. aro preparing to en*
force the new wago scale of $8 per
dny of eight hours, which hu been
endorsed by tho Trades and Labor
Council, and wh:ch becomes effective
on Jan. 1st, 11120.
A meeting of Engineers engaged
on lever work has been called for .1
i.m. Sunday afternoon, in room 217,
.ubor Tomplo, when a general discussion regarding plans for enforcing
tke new scalo will take place , PARE TWO
eleventh rEAB. No. 50    THE BRITISH COLUMBIA FEDERATIONIST    vancouveb, b. e.
TBIDAT. -..Deechlber 12, 181
Great Christmas
Clearance Sale
TREMENDOUS values in all lines of Men's
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you'll save money here.
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546 Granville Street
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Sun  Maid Kniains, pkt	
PlneHt Orange 1'eel, lb	
Finest Lemon Peel, lb. 	
Finest Citron Peel, lb	
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Did you read In the pnpers that
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Slater'a   Hiked   Sfreaky   ltncon,    per
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Slater's   Sliced   Streaky   Bacon,    per
,    lb. r. 55c
Sinter's   Sliced    Boneless    Roll,    per
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Slater's   Sliced  Rolled  Ayrshire,   per
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Slater's' Sliced Smoked Ayrshire, per
lb.  ....:..;.„.....:.....:... ....60c
Nabob Tea, lb.
,15c .
Biue. Bibbon Tea, lb. 	
Stater's Red JUbel Tea, lb.
Molasses, Aunt Dinah .......
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Moists, Aunt Dinah  -26c
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Finest Leaf Lard, lb S5tf
Finest Oxford Sausage, lb ..36c
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From 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Limit,
three pounds."     ■       -   '■ ■•
Finest Pure Lard, 2 lbs. for 700
Finest Canadian Cheese, lb.  ™—SliB
Finest B. C. Cream Cheese, pkt 20c
.pown again.    Finest Pork  Shoulders, regular SOc lb..  Saturday
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Alberta Cooking Eggs, ____tt
doaen  .«*»
Alberta Fresh Eggs,
Fineat Dates, pkt,
te,   fb.   .
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Finest Cake,   lb  J5c
Oxo   Fluid   Beef,   lfi-o*.,   only  ...,86c
Finest Pork  Roasts,  lb.,  from 20c
Finest Oven Roasts, lb., from  1*0
Prime No.
I  Steer
Boiled  Beef,
side   of
roast cat
Don't forget lt is going to be SOo
lb. for Famous Alberta Cream-
om..  !£_-_-_. 70C
Limit Bix pounds.
Phoae ley. 9262
Phow any. let
theha rut. 1699
Flnut Picnic H.nu, lb ......2»'/,c
Finest Boneless Bolls,  lb.   IS'/aC
Finest Streaky Bacon, Ib.  48>/,c
Finest Bait Fork, lb. .  3 J Vic
Apricot,   Raspberry   and   Straw-
. berry Jams; re,. 65c,       QC A
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A. H. Timms
Show and Commercial Printer
228-230—14th Ave E.
Vancouver, B. C.
Highest Grade Mechanic's Tools
Martin, Finlayson & Mather Ltd.
45 Hastings Si W.      *.*. .   Vancouver, B. C
Clubb & Stewart
Established 30 Yeara
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.
-see onu-   '
Sweater Coats for Men and'Women—the best
yet. Boys/ Youths' and Children's Clothing
and Furnishings—none better.
News of the lumber Workers
Industrial UMit of the 0. B. U.
15,000 in 1919
> ; W ■
'.. ,1)08
.It -
50,000 in 1920!
Camp Collins — Camp conditions
arc fairly good, largo bunk house -divided into rooms, tivo men to each
room, rooms about 10 ft. square, pool
room, .stoam heat, hot water aud cold
water carried in by'bull, cook, wash
room, dry room and provisions made
for reading rooms but not iu uso
just now. Wages ns good an anywhoro, board fair, 8 hours in logging crimp; mill not organized, 10
hours, mostly Hindus, Jups and
Genoa Bay   Lumbor   Company-*-
Gnili good; working conditions good;
bunk Iiouscb poor. No bath or dry
room, still using top bunks.
Passed the following resolutions:
1. That bath house and dry room
bc suppliod complete within 10 days.
2. Tbat top bunks be removed ns
soon ns possible.        *
3. That bunk houses be scrubbed
once n week.
4. Non-union workers bo given,
ono .week to join the union;
■Hcrmingsen's Camp—Conditions in
this camp aro 'very satisfactory;
only lacks one from being 100 per
cont. Ho is the only fly in tho o.ttt-
ment, everything else bcingjO.K.
International Lumber Company—
In submitting report of camp conditions for the International Timber
Company nt Campbell River, it is
a matter of satisfaction to note that
practically nil demands of tho union have been met and mostly anticipated. Tho camp is in every way
up to date* und cjean. Sanitation
conforming to the Provincial Health
Ample space is provided in tho
car bunk house, each man ia supplied with  blankets,  pillow  slips,
bedding, which is washed   onco
week at the laundry in thc enmp.
Bath house, wash house, dry room
have been insatiled aijd arc in good
vorkritg order.
The dining room nnd tables ih tho
dining cars aro kept clean; the food
quite ax good as any other camp:
The camp is 100 per cent union,
which ensures harmonious understanding and. comfortable  work ng
wages: Toamsters, $4 per day and
board; other men, $5 per day
straight; »bull cook, $80 per month
uud board; cookecs, $80 per .month
and board. . That a building 18x24
fctft" be erected tor laundry, drying
and bathing purposes '^furnished
with four tubs and a sto^o,-'fitted
with boiler. The building to lie properly roofed and floored; that veri:
t Haf ors 18x24 inches be fixed in
bunkhotiso roofs; that two tables be
supplied to each buiikhouso,..with
hanging lamp/for each table; that
the latrine be properly roofed jthd
chinked up; thnt a root'.house; be'
constructed; that the cookhouse staff
bc supplied with sleeping "Quarters
separate from the ki&h'oh; "libit tho
cook \s orders for supplies be promptly filled at nil limes; thnt a first-aid
kit bc procured and .kopt in-'t:h6; of'
/ire; that no discrimination be
shown against camp delegates or
other'members of the L. W;'I.rU.[
that the S-hour day be established;
that pit be dug for "tho purpose 4of
omptying kitchen refuse, 100 feet
from building; thut the tibrnpuify be
given until 0 p.m. on 24th, to reply
to those domaudB; /moeting atljmirn-
we arrived,* we had to walk
to camp; 62 men 'in camp
ed a delegato there, and lined up 11
members.  Soma members of General
Workers O. B. IT. in camp boforo.
, White Court, Alta.—Thirty-five
men in camp Jogging and building
mill; one bunkhotiso, 80x16; ceiling
10 feet high, double bunks ,no mattress; will hold about 90 men; one
small bunkhouse ,16x16 containing 8
single bunks, no ventilation; another
bunkljouse,. 10x16, containing four
buAks',:.no''ventilation; grub fierce;
very hostile outfit; went to work on
Thursday; flred Friday noon for
spreading literature. After walking
14 miles, lined up two men and a
delegato'while in camp; followed mc
to town and I tfas told later it would
Ke best fbr me to leave town.
Bobertson Cfossihg—About 40 mon
in camp; sleeping in boarding cars;
grub fair; left delegate; all theso
enmps are working 10-hours and con-
sidoring tho short winter dfly of Alborta, tho slaves ccrtuinly do not
lose any time.
Red Door Lumber Co.—Rocky
Mountain Hmise, about 90 rtien in
camp; some of the men sleeping im
tents; have delegate and some members in this enmp.-.
- Chisholm J.umbpr Co. Necrlandia
P. jD.^-Camp is about 55 miles from
the railroad;   crowded  bunkhouse;
Ik 34 milesTretary in picketting employment of-
; establish- flees, who were shipping men to
** camps that are on strike in British
Columbia. Wo succeeded in stopping
a shipment of men going to Ole Hanson's camps/ and Blaine's at Foreman, B. C.
Post oflico here is sabotaging the
Yours for the union that will got
tho goods.
Me. .The demands wore preSeittcd'hy grub rotten; about 80 men in camp;
the couinuttee on the'mofniiljj of thd
24th. Immediately after *the 'foreman came in and said thero would
ho no .work .today, nnd.that started
the strike then, instead of the niorn-
ing of tho 25th ,as originally decided. There could be nf> settlement on
the 24th,. as the,senior phttner had
gono to Edmonton. He returned on
the forenoon pf the 25th, and intimated that if we hibdified our. demands he wus quite, willing to-meet
us.   Wo hold nnother meeting.
The following is ft.copy of. the
minutes:    ■ ■
"That wo stand-by our originnl
demands;1 that -GbH Stock ,a -fellow
worker, who had been fired as a result of his rfhion activities, be reinstated; that tho foreman cease to
use force on any members in,,this
enmp; that we be paid in cash-twice
a month; that the company jflvo a
reply to all our demnnds iirwrfShg:
Meeting adjourned." >iTPAf
delegate in camp roports that policeman was sent on my. trail after I
left camp, and was later back/ and
took all the literature and stated to
the members that he had mo.
Northwest Lumber Co., Camp Venice, Alta.—Camp. 16 iniles from
track; conditions are about as bad
as they can bo made; will try to get
the healtjj authorities after this outfit, and am going up there to give
delegate a hand.*' Have boen in tho
city two days, and assisted"th'e see-
On thc night of our first w^jng,
the foreman pushed the bull cook ... ,. ,    , ,
forcibly out of ono bunkhouse; attho, ?,nti while busy^ workulg, ovorlooded
General Items
Obituary, Accident and Sick List
: IVUow Worker McLiver was killed whilst bucking windfalls at Du-
marosq camp, Wellbare Channel. He
bucked a root off a hemlock windfall and started to make another cut
behind the root on another windfall
same time ordering him to Wow "out
the lights in the other one, ui.^ijch
wo were carrying on our business.
The boss replied, meeting "fhe "demands,  with the exception o'f "the
conditions. If all other camps on]teamsters, bull cook and coolceos
tho coast were as complete in theso j wngeS( Tegardlng which he made the
many respects the loggers union flowing offers: Competent "team-
could claim to have accomplished a   ■        ■■■■■• ■• 	
great deal.
I should like to recommend tho
■above cump as O. K, to any union
Powell Biver Company Ltd. Camp
—Ono hundred per cent, /organized.
Boom camp is a temporary camp
for one side rigging crew working
eight hours, one large bunk house,
40x20, well built with first class finished lumbor, painted and well ventilated, stovo in centre, fivo two-
storey iron^beds on each sido, with
springs and mattresses, all beds at
present not filled. Toilot with running water which keeps it thoroughly sanitary, fifty feet from main
bunk house, with boarded walk botwoen, also somo tents which are
temporary ones, containing seven
men, and throe othors containing not
more than three. Bath house and
hot and cold water, also dry house.
Cook houso built on same principle
as bunk house, with sanitary store
room. Tables capable of seating not
moro than eight, covered with oil
cloth; earthenware with knives and
spoons of nlcklewaro; cooking utensils enamelware. Separate building
for cook and waiters, all health regulations lived up to. Committee appointed to look after name. Committee appointed to see foreman, report with reference to employing
all union men. Shoots and blankets
to be furnished after the New Year.
Electric light and reading room for
main camp. . Partitions botwoen
rooms in said camp to be removed
and have six men to a room. Men
promiso to see everything'kept as
clean ns possible. Meetings in camp
twice a month.
Crow's Nest Lumber Company,
Camp •2—Ton-hour camp, six-hours'
pny. Foreman unon jnun and O. K.
Good cook, union mon, good grub.
Bum camp. Living in dirty old cars,
but possibly conditions may bo better when new camps aro put up. At
stars, $80 per month; cookecs and
bull cook, $70, $80 according toability.
wo overlooked "the pay day dc-
mtind, which he stated was impossible under the existing system df
contracting. He did not give any
reply as to day men.
Wo then held our third meeting.
Following is a copy of the meting:
"That wo still insist on our demands mgnrdiug tht bull cook ind
eiic»kC'?»' wages ihnt teii%r^',
vagi's 'm $4 per h y ond Iwd, that
rhe ".'ftj.es fi- dnv r'^ii be .fT-.tlO
ttriilghtj that a definite annvr bo
ffiV'i, re Carl Stock, which Hem h:id
been o\eilooked.-M
In reply to our former demands'
That b semi-monthly pay dty bc
established. These demands were
presented on the afternoon of the
25th ,and that evening we got a reply agreeing to the bull cook's domand, also consenting to pay one
cookee $80 per month, and the other
two $75 per month; teamsters &-S5
per month; loaders, $5 per day. Tho
jiay day domand was replied to as
*'Wo cannot possibly havo a twice
a month pay day at this work. We
Oto prepared to advance money to
men as they need it, and will pay in
full in cases where mon quit."
We held a meeting at which it was
decided to consider all points settled,
with the exception of the teamsters
and Carl Stock. Tho following motions wero made:
"That we ins'st on $4 per day for
teamsters; thnt we insist on the reinstatement of Carl Stock."
Thc committee mndo anothor trip
to tho office with this proposition,
but no reply had been receivod on
the danger of the root and it turned
back and the end of the longest root
caught him and bore him. to the
earth. He was missed at the supper
table and immediately a crew went
out to look for him and were successful after about two hours'
search.      - -
Any member or district office
knowing anything .of the friends or
relatives of Joseph Pare should communicate with Chief Constable at
Nelson. He is supposed to have fallen or jumped overboard whilo travelling from Burton City to Arrowhead. His coat, contain.ng membership folder, otc, was found on the
deck during the journey.
Fellow Worker George Sathor was
accidentally killed while working as
a rigging stinger at Bendickson's
camp, -Hurdwiek Island.
Eric Pierson died of brain fever
at tho General hosp.tal on November 28. He had previously been
working at Boy,
Indian Lako Lumber Co.—Accommodation fiorce, long bunkhouse, pole
roof 24x30 feet, walls 6% feiot high,
gable 10 feet; lower bunks, poles
laid on the ground, all polti bunks,
green boughs for mattresses, all
doubel barrel; 48 men in bunkhonse,
no ventilation; wash in bunkhouse
and dry thcir clothes in samo. No
pay until' the job is iinuished in
spring, or whon you quit. The men
all want to l&rganize, but they ennnot get any money to join, as tho
company will not even give them an
order for $2. I ,was informed by
somo of the men that when thoy
were hired out in Winnipeg, thoy
were told that bedding fwas free; and
when thoy get to camp ,they find
they have to pay 50 cents per month
for blankets.
The Ontario Sanitary Act in lumber camps calls for all bunks to
be constructed parallel with wall,
lower tier raised one foot from floor,
and floor extended to wall. Each occupant is allowed 600 cubic feot of
air space, and bunkhouse shall be
provided-with sufficient means of
ventilation; overy camp shall have
a wash house or laundry and bath.
Theso laws are ignored by the employers; I reported those conditions
to the district health officer hore,
and he said he would wiro to Toronto for a man to come and inspect
those camps in this district, and see
that Ihe law is complied with.
Crawford's Anchorage—Referring
to getting mon from headquarters, I
understand by the press and government ordor, from Nov. lr no employment agent can charge any fees
for a job. In ense they send us nonunion men from time to time, we
have full power to act with them on
the job, and if 'they have no sense
to join to make them to or get out.
Next is the blacklisting. It may
come, but we have, all kinds of ways
to get around this. Any company
or camp found out for sure doing
this, it would be enough reason for
tho camp concerned to take action on
thc job and demand the reinstating
of the man, so after a few examples
of this kind, and tho cost to them,
they would soon get tired of that.
Besides we could turn round and go
to work in the other camps that get
their men from the halL Now thore
are quite a few of them already, and
wo oxpect more of them to come
through later on, whon they ean see
it themselves clearer than they do
today, that their dodges are not going to work. We muat. give them
time.to think over matters. I consider we have done well so far. We
cannot get all these things in ten
mouths. Thero is such a thing as
piling so many resolutions on theso
employers at the same time that wo
are doing more harm than good, because it is impossible for them to
come through in such a time. If I
know anything about the members
that I am working witk here, our
policy is to keep at thom. all the
Twin Sales
—two sales in one—a combination of our
lith Anniversary Sale and our annual December Sale—resulting in unprecedented
values to you.
Through our "Maker to Wearer" policy we liavo eliminated the middleman—with his profit?.
We eon, therefore, replenish your, wardrobe at an absurdly low cost—really sharing  our profits   with  our.
Theae Bargains Will Never Ba Offered Again
We carry full and tempting lines of ladios' higli'iftii'is garments—
Suits—Coata—Skirts, etc.—in tho very latest New York stylos.
Call ud See ■
Hear OranvUle
J^SW42?^ aX tT^ r,„ethi„-g)and get what wo
ronton it. Hegis now ./ft-^l^i't!* *SLCd?5LS?
Biver hospital.
Notice — Any one. knowing the
whereabouts of Harry Bobinson
please communicate witk Frank
Brindley, Fornie, B. C.
Mi key Kelly, the Workmen's Com*
pens.at.on Board are asking for the
address of Hikey Kelly and any oae
knowing same please sent it in.
St. Paul'■ Hospital
Sam Frame ...
H. McKenzie ....
J. 1). Thompson
J. J. Oook 	
Nols Sutherland
L. Loban	
A. Fr.day „.'	
Alex. Chart rom ..
Hurry Vcziria
4.   406
as little loss to oursolves as possible,
becauso to my idea, a strike is only
the lost resort when we cannot get
what we want any other way, or in
a caso of absolute refusal of same.
On Nov. 2, tho Nimpkisk camps
went on strike, thoir demands for
bettor conditions, being mot with absolute refusal When tho men got
down to Alort Bay, and while waiting for the boat, the company evidently came to tho conclusion that
406 wo were organized and determined
407 for they sent word to tto striko com-
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~ 409
» 407
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mittee ,wanting a conference. After
4Vii hours of negotiating, the company gave us a written and signed
agreement, conceding most of our de*
inands, and that every mnn on strike
would bo reinstated. It was strictly
understood that there was to bc no
uiu «u roijiy nun  ocen receivon on  ■**""j   ««**«»      v»   _.     ,   ,      , ,
the pior ninVof tho HV so wc KM a ?. Winta     -!««_*:_______&__<_»
further mooting, nt which it was decided to make a now demnnd for thc
toamsters of $00 por month, still 'n-
Bistinc on the reinstatement of Fellow Worker Stock. These demnnds
were met satisfactorily on the ovening of tho 20th ,niid tho striko called
off, it having lusted three days.
Cump B—Al a  meeting held  in
present good enmp to   keep  away this c&fnp, resolutions were passed
from.--Great number of foroign elo- unanimously.   That the Worker,, be
mont  hero  thoro ure good fellows discontinued, and a pnge titkeu, *in
but tho usual ranch logger element, Thu   Fodcriitioiriflt   for   union   pur
Is  generally  selected  with   scrupulous  care  by tho
will appeal tb your-good judgment by reason of their
up-to-date style and absolute quality as fairness of prico.
Goodwin Shoe Co.
" Good win *i Good Shoes"
is not interested in any question be
yond geUing a fow dollars to enablu him to .get hack to his prairie
Follow Workers Baxter nnd W. A.
Nicholson from Princeton paid a visit to Merritt organizing the workers
thero aftd established a loenl branch.
Quite an amount of work was,done
pews, and that the unit take steps
to get control of the FudnrnWhtist
in accord with the refeiendii^in^nl-
lot; that tho Sunday mootings at
h' ndqunrtera bo held for educational
and advisory purposes only, and Hiat
the executive bonrd have ftifl control of till flnanolal operations.
B.-S. & O. Cump—Camp conditions
beforo tho work wns accomplished ore improving. Holding regular
meetings every Sunday to consider
topics and suggestions bearing-upon
the welfnre of the organization,.-and
nows und propaganda mattor appearing in the various Labor papers
With reference to tho report in pre
Tious issue of tho Worker, saying
Hint J. Mater doos not bolong to the
L, W. I. tf., this is incorrect Ho
joined at Campbell River, and carries card M034, nnd is in good standing.    ,
Hie locnl is now going well. Fellow
Worker Paul Moadows was nppointed secretary and w 11 no doubt soon
show good results as ho is a great
worker for the O. B. U.
•Meetings are held every Monday
night. Working conditions here, ten
hours por day, six days a week.
Grub i'air, at 40 conts a meal. Con*
tractor C. Oustafson , previously a
member of the union has the work*,
ers speeded up to the limit. He is
certainly an A$ exploiter.
Blaine's Tie Gamp
On ftoy. 23, 11)19, a mooting was
held, committeo appointed and decided to submit demands to the om'
pioyors as follows: That the price of
tie making be raised from lflc to 18c.
Tlmt the following bo tho rates of
Lewis Landry '.     .-.    — ia ficnuml mooting held in Alert Bay,
W K Porkiiraon "'    — 'tlle strjkorH accepted the agreement,
A.*Bol.anger  ZIZIZ   208,™d deeded to go back to work.
W Flood ....    ..:..     ..    —     ^n **ov' "t ™? union delogate
and one committee membor wereflrod
General Hospital I for for no apparent reason whnturcr.
Ward Thoy woro requested to leave the
I premises as quickly as possible, and
T everything was pro-arranged to got
S these men away.   After these men
0 | gut away, a meeting was hold to deft | cidc whether they wero discriminat'
1 ed agninst or not. Thc case was
T thoroughly investigated, and from
T tho   evidence   produced,   it    was
Sieve Anderson       S unanimously decided that the men
John Thompson  — -     E . hud boon discriminated against.
Mike Korpi „..     E     A committeo was formed to pre-
Geo. Ljosmirks  -.    E j sent this decision to the eompany,
D. Rowell ....
M ke. Woran  ...
.John McKmizto/. ,	
Peter Krnwchuk  -	
T. Plorco	
T. Olson	
Gordon Meikle .........................
Ed. Graham,
era, piledrivers and loggers; nil acting together in a body without uny
so-called craft or particular job distinction. All realized tha,t .this was'
a question of vital importance to the
organization, nnd kenw thut »t was
either a case of backing up the delogatos ,or be submissive and leave tho
omployers free reins to systematically discriminate and pick otf any man
who showed any activity in union
nffairs. Tho men at Nimpkis^ have
adopted the courso of solidarity, evidently realizing that nn injury to
one, is the concern of all.
Farther developments and information received have convinced us
that this move by the employers^
an attempt conducted by the Loggers Association to smash our delegate system, thinking thereby to
break the union. They are trying
hard to establish an effective blacklist, thereby to prevent -_my man.
who has a strike record from getting
a job.     • ;*
A blacklist—yes, but do they for
get that the workers can blacklist
toot Do they forget that tlio logs
at Nimpkish must be transported to
their mills at Beilingham, must lie
sawed into lumber transported to
England, whore workers of tke same
class as ^ourselves must build tbo;
500,000 houses which the orders call
for? Do they forget that those
workers are 'organized'too f
They arc trying hard to drive our,
bellies back to our backbone", and at
the samo time, they toll us that capital and labor should come together,
60-50, What hypocrisy! What autocracy!
They tell us that tt is only two or^
threo agitators making otl the trom
ble. But how can they explain tbe
action of 2S0 men voting unanimously to go out on strike ,and when we
demand a conference for the adjust
ment of our grievances, we are treat
ed with autocratic methodst We
had a standing- agreement With "the
company that whenever a grievance
arose, we. should talk it over and
try to adjust it on the job. Who
broko the agrcomcutt Who are the
agitators? y
Is the Loggers Association going
to have an absolute dictatorship in
the logging indust ry f Will the
workers stand for itf We do not
think they will.
Do the employers not understand
that, they .aro only aggravating the
s'tuationf Do they not understand
that they can no longer use an unlimited club on our heads? Do they
not understand that they are dependent on our efficiency for successful
production; and do they not understand that as long as they permit
any mismanagement and out of date
methods, they can not have ■ that
efficiency? Do they got understand
that instead of making submissive
slaves by such methods, they are
making fighters? And do they not
understand that whatever they do to
us now, will be remembered in the j
futuro? It is to be hoped that some
of tho employers will take a tumble.
to themsolves, and treat their men1
d fferently, for after all, we are hu-
man beings and do insist on being
treated as such.
At a meeting of Nimpkish strikors,
Doc. 0, the strike at tho Nimpkish
Timber Co.'s camps at Alert Bay,
was called off.
Wo do not, by this action, acknowledge defeat, but in the face of the
present Labor situation, wo deem it
advisable to let as many men ns possibly cnn, work. We do not want to
breed scabH, and we do not want to
breed antagonism among workers.
We do not want to be foolishly
stubborn, becauso thereby we will
only bo punishing ourselves If the
Nimpkish Timber Co. thinks that
they can have efficiency and success
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Thero sre 250 men on strike.   Orad
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by such methods as thoy havo adopted, why, wo say hop to it, and bo
woleomc. Wo know thot if tho company persist in repressive methods,
this mattor will com onp again.' It
Is only postponed, that's all.
Agreod that all men that are employed at Hylo for tho Northwestern
Lumbor Co., be paid $60 to $70 per
month, and that all men who were
employed at the camp whon tho
striko took placo against a reduction
in wages bo givon freo transportation to the camp, and tbat tho fare
paid by them to Edmonton .bo refunded at tho end of tho season, It
is also understood that in case when
an individual for good roason is obliged to quit work, or is fired by the
foreman, his faro to tho city of Edmonton to be paid by tho eompany.
Also that no discrimination tokos
placo against tho men on account of
any activities in the striko or bo-
cause ho is a member of this organization.
Also that all bunkhouses be cleaned and washed, and that a new woll
bo dug, so as to give drinking water
to the mon that is fit to drink, and
that spittoons be provided in the
(Signed)   A. B. (DONLEY,
Northwest Lumbor Co.
f$l85; expenses, $1; balance remitted,
Collected at Bower's camp, Mount
Olio, B. C, by Norman Holtby:
One who docs not want his name
published, SOc; Q. Donsaok, $2.50j
Sick Jones, tl; O. Hirsch, $2; J.
Keith, $5; M. Billan, $2; W. Hawry-
kik, 01; T, Dmytsuk, Hi; W. Geyu-
rik, .1: H. Wood, $1; F. Bancuff$1;
Paul Cameron, $2.50; W. D. Ham-
mill, $2.50; J. Oordon, $2; John Neilson, BOc; Frank Lewis, $1; E. Kus-
kio, $1; JJ. McGinuis, $1; ti. Lam-
onto, $2; W. Bissonctto, $2; R. V.
McDonald, $2; F. Rawson, $2; H.
Scott, $4.   Total, $40.50.
Collected at Nakusp, B. C. per M,
Tingling:      »
E: Heard, $2; M. Tingling, $2; E.
Heard, $1; R. Oner. $1; J. McGilli-
vary, $1; J. McDonald, $5; Sam Kee,
$1; O. C. Kueher, $1.- Total, $14.
Collected by Jot Donaldson, Vernon, B. ft:
Joseph Donaldson, $2; Ed. Anderson, $1.50; K. Simon, $1; W. %
Fisher, $1; Eric Anderson $1; H.
Mclver, $1; C. Fleming, $1. Total,
Collected by James Baldwin, Albas, B. ft!
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Mr. Charles McNab, who has logging camps out from Waldo, is a
man that is advancing with the times
without having to bo dragged, a good
man to his employees,, and believes
in union labor and the eight-hour
day, for he knows he has nothing to
lose, but will be tho gainer when tho
8-hour day takes effect, and all camp
conditions put up to what tho law
states. It will cut out tho Jippo,
who is nothing moro than a workor
out of placo. Then tho man with
nothing will not be able to taako
profit off anothor worker's labor. It
is suro bad enough whore the employer has to make interest on capital invested.
McNab's camps aro situated in a
fine body of timber on good ground.
Tho kitchen and dining room ia woll
built and equipped with a good cook
to furnish tho workers with "eatB.
The boys sure have no kick on that.
Tho bunk houses aro fine and roomy,
furnished with spring bed and mattresses, and wo hopo to have blankets added to tho list. A fino wash-
houso has just boen completed, ahd
electric light plant installed to furnish the camp with light. Two bull
cooka are responsible for the keeping of tho camp and grounds clean.
Camp scrubbed twico a week. Tho
workers appreciate tho fnct that Mr.
McNab has taken tho lead in botter
camp conditions, and by retaining
samo, will show thoso narrow-minded
employers who rcfuso to bottor con
ditions for the worker, what damn-
nblc pikers they aro in not keeping
up with the times.
C.P. 8.
G. McNaughton, $1; A. Estman,
$1; M. Murray, $1; Del. Thomas, $3;
#fes Baldwin, $5.  Total, $11.
•*<*"'jcted at Murdoch's camp 1,
Ducks, B. ft, by John Bodin:  .   .
H. Engibnkon, $1; M. Swanson,
$1; Oscar Fleming, $1; J. C. Peder-
sen, $1; G Poterson, $1; John Bodin,
$8.   Total, $8.
Collected at Kamloops District office;
Bob McDonald, $2; H. Marshall,
$1; C. D. Wilson, $3.50; Louis Arney,
$1; Jim Lynch, $2; Fred Johnson,
$10; A. McDonald, $5; E. G. Hennessey, $2; Dave Palmer, $2; J. Gordon, $5; A. Johnson, $3; A, Fage,
$1; J. L. Neilson, $1; Thomas Jones,
$5; M. Johnson, .$2; J. Haughton,
$1; Alex. Hoy, $5; Joseph Donaldson, $2.20.   Total, $53.70.
Received from Vancouver headquarters $er E. Winch, $250.
Total collections fer fund, $869.70.
Paid out of Slstrict treasury to
fond, $710.55.
Total paid through Kamloops dis
trict offlco ,from Sept. 20 to Nov. 5,
Note—This list does not includo
any payments which wcro paid directly to the Striko Committee at
Chaso or to members sent out by
them to collect funds in this district.
The Strike'Committoe have a record
of that. This list only includes one
payment from tho central strike
fund, contributions paid through his
$2.00 PER YEAR
The High Cost of Living
The following list shows part of tho "cost" which is borno by tho worker in the lumber industry. Last year in B. C. alono there wore 81 fatal
accidents in this industry, more mon being killed in thc lumber industry
than in any other. Partial list of fatal accidents in Canada during July,
August and September, 1919:
Teamster... Toronto,   Ont July
Hill employee.   - ■   -
Cotter. _...
Leasers (2) ._.
Logger ——..
Logger ....	
Laborer. „..
Tie cutters (2)
Toronto,   Ont	
Lake Megantie, Que	
Shoal Harbor, B. O...-
Boll River, B. O. ...
Bhawni. an Lake, B.C....
Koek Bay, B. 0.  •_.
Topaz Harbor, B. C...
Myrtle Point, B, C...
Coombs, B. 0. .—
Campbell Blur, B. C...
Prince Rnpert; B. C	
La  Tuque,  Que.
Qnibnl, Ont.
Wakeman Sound, B. C...
Stave Lake, B. 0.	
South Nelson, K. B	
Port Clement,  B. JR....
Culllsan,rN. B	
Vancouver, B. 0—.	
Bpragge, Oat..—.............
MeDongall'a  Villa,  Ont.
Fort  France.,  Ont	
Rockland, Ont.-	
8 Fell trom wagon.
9 Struck   by   wood  thrown
"      21 Struck   by  tree.
"      24 Caught between rolling logs.
"      25 Struck by falling tree.
- ••        8 Struck by log coming down chute
"      21 Struck by falling treo
Aug.       SJDrowncd.
"       2 Struck by falling log.
"      12|CniBbed while yarding logs.
"      15 Crane broke, causing lbr. to fall
"      20 Cave la—burled.
"      2S!Drowned.
"      20 Struck by falling tree.
" '    22 Struck by falling tree.
"      28 Struck by sling of deals.
Sept.      2 Struck by falling haulback due
to line breaking.
"     18 Skull fractured when rolling logs
- ln skldway.
1   tt      ig Struck by carriage.
"      12 Fell on spike.
J '* . '18 Drowned.
<■<- ■    22 Struck by logs.
>•■".   . 80 Struck on head by board.
Wagos, office
Electric light account ...~~.
Equipment, filing cabinets, $8.50, $42.00
Stove and furnishings ™
Tolephono account 	
Office Supplies-
Clarke k Stuart, account .
Western Specialty  ........
Office Specialty —.	
Sundry Supplies —.'. -.
t S&eo
• 25.56
,    2990
...* 91.60
... 26.10
... 51.10 '
... 6.20
Postage ....-■•• ~.~.—...m.....-...«.ii ................_.,
Organization, B. C.—
W. Walquist $42.50
W. H. Stevens *—    65.65
office, and moneys paid out of the
district treasury from tho 20th of
Sopt. to the 15th of November.
C. P. B. camps—Yahk City, Yahk,
$9.25: Johnson's Camp, Yahk, $27;
Cahip 4, Yahk, $29.50; Debolut'a
camp, Yahk, $17.20; Dam Camp,
Yahk, $57.
Sash and door, Kitchener, $42.45;
Poison's Camp, iKtchenor, $4.50;
Cranbrook citizens, $74; McNabs'
Cumber Co., Waldo, $57.85; Ross,
Sask. Lbr. Co. camp, Waldo, $34.50;
Waldo citizens, $15; Bull Biver citizens, $12.25; Lindquist camp, Bull
Biver, $43; Larson 'b camp, Bull
River, $38; Bergstrom's camp, Bull
Biver, $46; McDonald's camp, Bull
Biver, $14; Thomas' camp, $59; Alton Burke, $15; Crow's Nost camp,
$31; East Koonenay Lumber Co.
camp, $20; Staples Lumber Co. camp,
Wycliffe, $60; Lisk k Baxter camp,
Wasa, $16.50; Taylor's Mill, Wasa,
$14; Taylor's camp, Wasa, $14;
Cranbrook City, $35.50.
In addition to this, $30 has Just
como in from t|te mill at Yahk.
This cash has been collected by
delegates of tho Kimberley striko
Weekly Expense Sheet—Fans, Etc,
Aug, 6th, fare and cash, $29; Aug.
14, to Aug. 20, $87.85; Aug. 20 to
Aug. 28, $36.20; Aug. 28 to Sept. 14,
$72.45; Sopt. 14 to Sept. 19, $44.35;
Sopt. 19 to Sopt. 26, $17.80; Sept. 26
to Oet 2, $22.65; Oct. 2 to Oct 10,
$14.40; Oct. 10 to Oet. 17, $38.85;
Oct. 17 to' Oct. 24, $16; Oct. 24 to
Nov. 1, $34.50; Nov. 1 to Nov. 7,
$9.85; Nov. 7 to Nov. 14, $43; Nov.
14 to Nov. 21, $35.50; Nov. 21 to
Nov. 28, $88.10. Total expenses,
Collections ud Donations
Aug. 6, collections, $147; Aug. 13,
collections, $58; Aug. 15, collections,
$20.50; Sept. 2, donation, $5; Sept.
7, received from headquarters, $50;
Sept. 22, hoadquartors, $20; Sept. 26,
headquarters, $30; Oct. 7, from headquarters, $50; Oct. 28, from head,
quarters, $50; Nov. 11, from headquarters, $100; Nov. 22, from headquarters by delegate, $10; Nov. 24,
from headquarters, $50. Total,
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Membership cards in this office for
tho following members: K. Emmer,
O. Baman, Joseph Millor, A. D.
Mooropaurc, A. Oridwy, E. J. oJli-
coour, D. Hiatt, A. Maurice, A. E.
Campbell, H. Brown, B. E. Balan, H.
Hendrickson, Miko Colistra, W. Dor-
vols, Thomas Gorman, J. McFarlln,
J. T. Heming, E. Millor, J. Hogan,
A. Anderson, A. Boborts, T. Delay,
Pot Bennett, H. A. Thompson, 6.
Smith, Charles Preston, P. J. Roberts, W. Price, Charles Hawkinson,
H. E. Paulson, John Snocick, Stovo
Kichuk, Wm. McCartney, Wm. Gcr-
ullo, R. Dondoneau, A. H. Peach.
Tho abovo arc O. B. U. cards.
Tho following nro B. C Logger
J. Reid, C. O'Brien, S. Small, John
Pcina, Walter Isbell, O. Sonossen,
Prank Flanders, Miko Chornoby, J.
C, Pedcrson, Jerry Dnvust, Jack Cov-
mass, P. Bohroudt, C. Armstrong.
Tho following wcro signed up by
Delegate J. Bush on the North
Thompson, and have been returned
to this oflico some timo ago:
L. Nustard, Chas. Vlin, Oscar Ol-
n. Prank Bourdon, John M. Mitchell, John R. McMillan, Alick,
Kelly, Prank Brady.
Cards returned to this offico as not
called for:
Kodor Hurl ness, Joo McPcddon, M.
Berry, J. McClellun, Allan McLaughlin, M. Beaton, P. W. Simons, G.
LoiMl, R. Kami < no, Jam OS Ken-
noiy, V. McGio
KoM'pts return "1 te this r,flf?ct
0. Coulomb, T. Brown, .roll 11
Mail in this office for tlio following:
Koy Gunn, D. D. McDonald J.
Daniels, C. D. Wilson, Georgo Brown,
Paid Through Kamloops Offlce
Trout Lake camps, per W. Fraser.
Five Mala Camp
Walter Fraser, $5; R. M. Dillon,
$5; Pat Cummins, $2 John Anderson,
$2;.Oust Franzen, $6; A. Anderson,
$6 John M. Johnson, $5; Neil 0 'Don-
nell, $10; R. J. Mnnion, $1; F. Folk,
$2; A. E. Johnson, $5; F. Johnson,
$1; A. McNeill, $2; W. McFoydeil
or M. McFayden, $1.   Total, $01
Eight Mile Camp
Carl. Oloson, $5; Charles Johnson,
$5; J. Beasley, $5; A. Conncil, $5; P.
McCarthy, $5; Eric Swanson, $5; A.
Anderson, $5; F. Hendrickson, $5;
0. Varbies, $5; S. Franck, $5; P.
Norbey, $5; B. Benson, $5; Mrs.
Nwodbcrg, $1; B. Swcdborg, $1; A.
Nelson, )5.   Total, $67..
Campbell's damp
Sam Johnson, $5; 0. flirhnm, $]■
Harry Jones, $5; J. Morrison, $2; M.
Johnston, $5; H. Roberts, $6; J. Bavaria, $1; John Simpson, $3; 8. 11;
Edwards, $5; T. Pinkney, $1; p.
O'Brien, $2; B. Madden, $5; 8. 0.
Miller, $5; T. Ii. Campbell, $5; J.
Davidson, $3; J. Watchorn, $2; Phil
Revoy, $5; Tom Rodway, $5; A. E.
Carlson, $2. Total, $67.
Total froai all Trout Luke camps, I
T. Mellows  * 200.00
J. M. Clarke .'. 200.00
Delegates' commission and expenses paid...
Anothor unit of tho 0. B. U. was
formed at Cranbrook last woek when
tho district secrotary, J. H. Thompson, and Miss Juno Esther Rosovear
were married. Tho boys say that if
ho makes as good a husband as ho
docs a Becrotary it will be a long
timo beforo the lady asks for tho
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experience ho nevertheless feels justified in saying to his fellow workers,
friond, do thou likewise."
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..December 12, 1919
by force and thc starvation aud machine-
gun method. When unarmed workers are
arrested and tried for having anarchist
ideas, while the real anarchists, thc rtiling
class, reap the fruits of the exploitation
of the slaves of, all lands.
THIS WEEK WE publish in another
column a review of conditions as seen
by the big interests. This review is
published and circulated by thc financial
interests of thc United States, and certain-
ly makes interesting.rending at this time:
A little examination
HOW THEY into  the suggestion
WOULD contained therein, as
DO IX, ta dealing with La
bor will not bc inappropriate at this time, when we are told
that greater and greater production is
necessary to save the world from going to
the dogs. We have already, in a previous
issue, pointed out that "greater production" to the big interests, docs not mean
thc production of more commodities, but
greater production per industrial worker
per hour or per day. It also means cheaper
production, so that thc captains of industry can dispose of the surplus wealth
created by the worker in competition with
other nations Beeking to get control of the
world's market.
# * #
During the Winnipeg strike, which may
not be disconnected with the line of policy
advocated in the review iu question, strike
leaders were charged with making women
and children suffer for lack of thc necessities of life. Today men arc being tried
who are aceused of having conspired to
do all manner of things, and the supposed
suffering of men, women and children
caused by the strike is being used against
them. Yet we have a suggestion given
prominence in the review of the financial
interests, that suggests a general shutting
down of industry all oyer the United
States, in order to defeat the workers in
their efforts to resist a lower standard of
living. For it must be remembered that
the workers organized or unorganized,
cannot get more than the market will allow for their labor power. ThiB is realised by tke writer who so naively suggests
• general closing down of industries. He
instances the law of supply and demand
must be invoked. He suggest* that in
order to make conditions suitable to the
employing interests, that as many of the
workeri a* possible should bc thrown on
the labor market, in order that they can
be made to submit to the dictates of the
ruling clan. He would starve, not the
people of a eity, but the people of a country, ao that the interests of his class might
be conserved. For sheer brutality and
Hunnish tactics, this poliey cannot be
beaten, aad yet today men are on trial because they took part in a strike, and tied
up the industries of a city. Aud quite
possibly oh strike because of the carrying
out by, the employing class interests, such
a policy as is advocated iu order that
Labor may be defeated in its efforts to
resist a lowering of thc standard of living.
And then they accuse Labor of preaching
• class warf
♦ *        »
If the carrying out of the suggestion
contained in the review is not a clear indication that there iB a class war, and that
the rnling elass'realizes it much clearer
than does thc working class, then We are
unable to read and understand the relationship between thc workers and the ruling class in society. If the employers do
not realize that the class war exists, why
do they advocate making attacks on the
workers as a class! Why do they suggest
that the starvation method is the only
way to bring about conditions to their
liking, and by employers we do not mean
the small employer of Labor, but the large
finanoial interests that control and dictate
as to how production shall be carried on,
and under what conditions. And also
when produetion shall cease and the workers be starved into submission, and rebellious slaves exterminated by thc gunmen
and thug route. They prate against anarchy, and adopt anarchistic methods. They
would bo, and are, a law unto themselves.
They preach•violcnoc, and then accuse the
workers of th# crimes which they themselves are guilty, and thut dear public
whom they arc so considerate of, ond
whicli they say is tho victim of strikes,
etc., believes that only the worker adopt
the "public be damned policy," and that
the captains of industry arc conserving
its interests. As a matter of faet, the
public nor any other interest is considered when thc interests of the real rulers
of the world are at stake. Wars arc
started and finished at the dictates of thc
real ruling class, and that dear middle
class, still continues to have thc opinion
that it is playing thc game of umpire be-
tween the industrial wage slaves and thcir
* *. »
In reality, the small business men and
the dear public is gulled By a prostitute
press, whicli gives such information,, or
misinformation, as the real rulers of the
land would have it give. Tt may bc asked
how this affects Canada? Our reply is
that Canadian interests arc largely United
States owned and controlled, and if there
is anything still left lying around looso
thnt could be-exploited in the shape of
natural resources ,it is because tho financiers of the United States do not think
that they are worth bothering with. In
thc meantime, citizens' leagues and other
monstrosities are formed to kill anarchy.
Yc gods, it would make a donkey laugh
to see the antics of some of our dear public in these interesting times, when anarchy is rampant, and the ruling class rules
THEBE ARE CERTAIN people in the
world, who arc never content unless
the general population is miserable. These
individuals aro moro concerned about
other people's morals, than about anything else on earth.
THOSE JOY- They would regulate
KILLING what  people should
PHARISEES. oat, what they should
wear, and how they
should wear it. They also would remove
anything and everything that will tend to
make life enjoyable. Nothng meets with
their approval unlcs| it is tending to take
the joy out of life. The latest point of
attack for these people is music on Sundays. A number of individuals who take
a delight in music, and can sec nothing
that is harmful to people's morals in it,
have given Vancouver citizens Sunday
ovening concerts at tho Orpheum theatre.
These concerts have been largely enjoyed
by those attending them. Hence the busy-
bodies who aro so smug in thcir own
rightcoi|sness, would put a stop to them.
Now, music in church has never been
looked upon as immoral. In fact, the
Church at onc time monopolized all that'
was best in the art of music, so that it
could control, by its influence, thc people
that attended the places of worship. If
music is not immoral in churches, can
some wiseacre tell us how it will tend
to demoralize thc people of Vancouver if
they hear, it in a theatre!
* * *
It is true that many people wonld
sooner hear music in a theatre, ani played
by the Symphony Orchestra,. than they
would in a church, and to that extent it
may detract from the average church attendance, but that "evidently must be the
fault of the church, and not the people
who don't attend. If the busy-bodies who
are so much concerned about the morals
of other people, would take a look around
Vancouver or any other city, and' see the
cause of immorality, and prostitution, and
all the evils that beset young people in
tho industrial centres ,and take a hand in
clearing the world of a system that alone
is the causo of all orime, including the
robbery of the workers, it might bo possible that some attention would be paid to
their ravings. In the meantime, if some
genius would only inculcate a sense of
tolerance in the minds of these modern
Pharisees, it niight bo possible for people
to escape from the cares of slaving for a
living by listening to real music, outside
of a church, without any interference
from any busy-bodies that would bc better off if they minded their own business,
and let other people look after theirs, and
thcir morals at Uie same time;
tiou, and has drawn its foodstuffs
the four coiners of.thc world, as well;
raw materials, which have been paid
by thc 'finished products of thc industvs
workers, could bc starved much more!
effectively than could Germany ■ orl
Russia, these countries being largely independent of foodstuffs from outside.;
Russia has not lacked so much foodstuffs;
as it has lacked thc means of producing
them. And this again brings us to the!
necessity of all sections of the working
class, whether they be agriculturists ,<(r
industrial workers, realizing that there
can be no change made until they realize
thc nature of the present system, of which'
social production is thc main factor. They
must both realize that one section cannot
exist without the other. They are copartners in the production of all wealth
Thc industrialists produce the machinery
of production, the farmers produce the
food necessary for them tp have to carry
on this production, and the farmer cannot
carry on produetion successfully unless
he has thc machinery, and this has been
amply proven in Russia.", large quantities
of farm implements from> the U. S. A.
having been bought and paid for 'by the
Soviet Government, but they were never
delivered, and consequently the Bolsheviki administration was hampered' to that
extent. The blockado has had much to
do with thc suffering caused by thc lack
of necessities in Russia, but the lack of
understanding on thc part of the peasants
of communal and Social production, has
bcen the greatest stumbling block, and
in this fact there can bo found,a lesson
for all workers in all countries, and
especially on the American continent.
This lesson is that the agriculturist must
realize the necessity for a change, if any
change is to bo brought about with a
minimum of .suffering in the cities at the
commencement of the new order, whother
that be next year or a hundred years
IT IS REPORTED in the press that
Lenin has stated that the peasants will
not conform to the communistic principles of the new order. He is reported as
having said at the All-Russian Soviet
Congress: "The peas-
THEY ants have become land-
MUST JOIN      owners  and  now  side
FORCES. with capitalists against
Bolshevism. The peasants must not be treated with violence
which might cause rebellion, but by better organization and propaganda they
must be converted to the communistic
"I propose an organization of special
missions to be sent throughout the country to teach the peasantry that communistic agriculture must and will be enforced."
» # *
The revolution in Hungary was defeated by the peasant or land-owning class,
and from tho very commencement of the
Soviet regimo in Russia trouble has been
experienced by thc lack of understanding
amongst tho agriculturists of thc necessity of communal production. Professor
Goode, writing in thc Manchester Guardian, and.giving his conclusions as to thc
Soviet regime, referring to the land poliey, says:
"For the laud they have a real policy.
If one grants thcir principles, ono can
sec that they acted swiftly and with
effecf. They employed expropriation,
certainly, but they distributed the land
to those who could and would work it,
net iu a haphazard fashion, but wilh the
usual Bolshevik minuttucss of organization necessary for carrying out so stupendous a proposal."
There is nothing strange in the fact
that agriculturists cannot sec eye to eye
with their fellows iu the industrial centres.    Environment at all  times  determines thc viewpoints of any section of thc
community, aud  the   industrial  worker
who is face to faco with capitalism in its
most    intensified    form    realizes    his
position     much    quicker    than    the
agriculturist.     Iu    Russia    thc    peasants  were  land   hungry.    Lenin  realized this at thc very outset aud gavo the
land to them.   But not realizing social
production, and all that this entails, still
clinging to thc idea that farmers produce
wheat, and other farm, products, they cannot see the force of" keeping tho cities
supplied with food, neither can they seo
the necessity and logic of working the
land on a communal basis.   This must bc
a lesson to the workers of all countries.
Particularly must it bo a lesson to thc industrial workers on this continent.   Capitalism has built up large industrial centres that could nol exist for more than a
week if the farm supplies were shut out,
and the Industrial workers would starve
in their millions unless thc agriculturists
were with them iu   thc   event   of   any
change taking place.   This can bc even
carried further.   It can bc   applied   to
countries. Great Britain, which has never
bcen ablo to produce foodstuffs sufficient
for the needs of thc people since capitalistic production has been developed to thc
extent that its people have   become   a
Reading the Christian Science Monitor
the other day, we came across thc following:
The Monkeys of Sumatra
In the islands of thc Eastern, or, as
it is commonly called, thc Malay Archipelago, the monkeys which abound
in those parts are trained to be useful,
and to assist in picking the cocoanuts
off the trees.  The monkeys ean climb
higher than any man can go, and thus
fruit that would otherwise be inaeccs-,
sible is gathered.   A leading London .
daily newspaper, in connection with
this fact, imparts the information-'
that, on a certain cocoanut plantation :j
in Sumatra where the monkeys form .,
an exceedingly valuable addition to
thc workinsfstaff, they absolutely lewfi
fuse to work oycrtimc.  Punctually at"'1
4 o'clock eyery afternoon-they come,',1'
scuttling down from the trees, and no',_
threats or entreaties can induce theniiio
to pick one single nnt more until tbe °!
next day. '   ;'
We had thought that exploitation had
been carried to excess when child labor
was secured so that cheaper labor could
be secured, but even the monkeys are not
free from capitalistic exploitation. There
is one thing, however, the wage slave
should note, it is, that the monkeys know
just when to call a halt to tho exploiting
process, Some slaves would give us thc
impression that the more they arc exploited, thc better they like it; in fact,
they defend the system under which they
arc exploited.
Kavanagh Deals With the
Conditions in
U. S. A.
The regular propaganda mooting
of ths S. P. of C. last Sunday evening at the EmprcBs Theatro was
well attended Jack Kavanagh was
tho speaker and James Smith chairman
Comrade Smith inado an interesting, short 'introductory speech, outlining the oducational programme of
thc Socialist party.
Comrade Kavanagh said thut during tho past fow yours, tne world's
attention had boon ■directed to Europe Rs.dhe scene of strife and turmoil, confined not alone to*tho military aspect; Although it was truo
that the military requirements of
the several militant states wcro only
a momentary means to an end, yet
theso had, for the tfflie being, dictated the policies- of tho' several
countries, nnd in order that those
requirements might bc met, repression aud dictntionul policies bad
been general from a governmental
point of view towards the producing class of toilers wlft made it possible to conduct •warfare, as they
were at the baso of every form of
human activity. Governmental promises and governmental repression usually went togothor and this applied
not only to .Germany during wur
lime, but to tho Allies also and so
also to the U. S. A.   ,
Expectation had been large that
thoso promises would bc fulfilled after war terminated, but following upon the appointment of many commissions and consideration of their
rocommeudations, industrial unrest
was as difficult, if not more difficult
a problom for any government to
solve today as at any period in wur
time. In tho U. S. A., tho speaker
said, repression, disorder and lawlessness manifested themselves with
cv&r-incrcasing need for governmental alarm. Yet the difficulty was that
in the nature of. tho caso, especially
in the U. S. A., tho forces of repression wero the forces of disorder.
It was thc only one of all tho warring nations that had the clear-cut
aspect of a wholly capitalistic coun.
try. It lacked the steadying influences of a nativo aristocracy. Its
methods of ^repression manifested
methods more callous nnd brutally
bare than was the caso in Europe.
Comrado Kavanagh instanced the
Centralia affair in this connection,
The methods adopted by the press
of Amorica wero characteristic of
everything dn the governmental atmosphere of tho country. He himself had been in Centralia two hours
after the happenings, and from what
he could glean, no exact information
could be obtained as to what actually did happen, nor how, nor as to
exactly how the wholo matter was
instigated. Oue thing was certain,
howevor, and that was that press
propaganda oa the part of the master class had a purpose, and that was
to keep the worker in a stato of ignorance aa to his own condition, for
The safety of the profit system
wns the first and last consideration
of thc master elans today tho world
over, and from their point of view,
nnything that tended to threaten
that system and its continuance was
a menace to them. By virtuo of the
same fact, the ultimate need of the
worker was thc ending of the profit
systom, nnd so the persistent antagonism between the classes must con-
tinua until that day.
Bakery Salesmen's Local, No. 371
Last meeting being thc election
of officers, resulted in a good turn
out of members. Daddy Bowron being elected president; T. \V. Bick-
ards, vice; Archie Grander was reelected secretary, and given aft increase in wages owing to the H. O.
of L. Bull now occupies the post
of recording secretary, with J. W/
Allen being elected ss trustee It
was reported to tho meeting that the
Electric Bakory had now signed the
union agreements nnd was 100 per
cent, unionized, nino new members
joining up. The offer of tho Master
Bakers' Association of *1.25 increase
being tho figure for the Inst three
months in the inereaaed cost of living, was accepted, same beihg retroactive to November 1*       	
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The great coal strike in the U. S. A. is
settled. That is for thc time being, and
the big interests have accomplished their
object, which was not only to break the
miners so that it would bc easier to
break other organizations, but in the in
terests of good business. The basis Of
settlement is an increase of 14 per cent.,
with an arbitration of the whole question, with the question of hours still unsettled. The reason thc miners asked
for six hours per day was not because of
any perversity on their part, but so that
all the men could obtain employment. It
is not generally known that the miners
have only been working half time, or
about that, for a considerable time, and
that was tho real motive behind the
miners' actions. They wished to prevent
suffering amongst thcir numbers by reducing tho hours of labor. However,
while the miners have been for the time
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struggle will be more bitter, aud the
issues more clear, until thc time conies
when the workers will not demand shorter hours, but tho product of their toil.
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At tho police wurt on Wednesday afternoon when thc perjury charges against
Dourasoff and Both wcro to bo resumed,
counsol for the defense asked for an adjournment until December 17. It apppprs
that there was a conference prior ton the
court sitting, at which the counsel for the
defense, Mr. Bubinowitz; thc counseliot
the prosecution, and heads of the pd$$
anu detective departments, appeared.
What transpired at this conference "fwe
are unable to say, but it has bcen suggested to us that it is owing to the fact
that tlie 17th day ot December is the date
set for the end of thc world that the
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It you could tako in at a
glonco tho activities of thiB
"bcohivo ot industry" at
this time—seo all our
clerks, salespeople, mall
ordor staff, packers and
shippers—seo tho piles of
parcels distributed in tho
city—you would stand in
Try Us and See!
Our wholo businoss — Us
foundation, walls und roof
—has boon built on
"Quality." With us this
is no mero commorcial
torm. It is somothing roal
—almost tangible. "If it
conies from Birks' you cnn
bnnk on Its quality." Only
in this way could wo earn
thc esteem and confidence
of our thousands of patrons
ovorywhore. Only by this
way could we becomo to he
rogardod as "Tho National
OUt House of Canada."
Test us and seel
Grauville and
Georgia  sts.
House.of Canada"iWM'0;
is exemplified in the highest
degree at this establishment.
aro bb pleasing^ as the servico
Dental Nurse ln Attendance
Oorner Bobson Btreet
Open Evenings 7 to 8
Phone Seymour 6238
Can yoa use the Long Distance
telephone between 7 p.u. end 9 a.ra.l
If so, you «n talk for three times
the diy period for ihe same coit.
Hj.ecliil rates obtain during the even*
inn houn, and besides you will get
prompter aervice, becauee the Hnea
are less congealed.
Remember, appointment* ran be
made tor any particular tine fer
Long Distance calls. We will have
your party ready at  any hour yoa
Bank of Toronto
Aiseta o/tet $100,000,000
Depoeitt  .'..-..  79,000,000
Joint Savings Aeeonnt
A JOINT Sivlaii Aoeoont mar t»
opened at Th, Baak of Toronto
la tha aama ot two or mora
la   theie  tounato  altttr
patty star alan cheque, or depoelt
•uur Far tko 4Ucmt member,
of ft family or a Ana a Joint acconat
u (wa a treat aoaunloaee. Inter*!
U paid aa balanoea.
Vancwrer Branch:
Oanar Haitian aad Cimble Itreeti
Vranchoa at:
Victoria,   Meruit, aaw WtitaUfUt
Men'i Hattew ud Outfitter!
630 Oranvllle Strwt
619 Hutinga Stmt Wert
Contains No Alum
Christmas is pretty near now, but
owing to a callous government thc lot ol
thc war widow will bc none loo good.
Millions for railroads, but nothing for
those who lost thcir support in Prance
Pure Phosphate
Granular Soda
Corn Starch
No injurious chemicals.
Pure, healthful,  nutritious baking.
(Save Coupons for premiums)
Rob Roy
Modern—Irery OonTonienca
Hot and Cold Water in Every
first-class bar
07 cordova stbeet west
Proprlotreii:       MRS.    WRIGHT
Late o( the Victor Hotel
239 Abbott Btreet
HEM'S BEOTHBBHOort-Bunday I p.m.
"Fundamental   Principles   in
Social and Industrial Life'
Spaakar:    MB. H. H. STEVBHS, H. V.
SoloUt:    Mr. W. 0. Lambartoa.   S
"Tht Holy City"
s Door, Opaa 2:30 p.m.
Our .Selling System
Quality in Fabrics
Style Correct
Price the lowest possible consistent with
Two Stores:
Society Brand
Rofers Building
Fit - Reform
345 Hastings Street
Burberry Coats
at both stores
J. W. Foster
1160  Usorjis Street
Sundsy services, 11 a.m. tnd 7.30 p.m.
Sundny school Immediately fallowing
morning service. Wednesday testimonial
meeting, 8 p.m. Froo reading room,
901-9OEI   Birks   Bldg.
and Flanders.   And then thoy wonder
manufacturing aiid au industrial popula- J that the soldiers get peeved.
"Malkin's Bost" Baking Powder is absolutely pun (contains no alum) and tbo ingredients an plainly .marked on
every tin.
Our    business    U    saving
monoy for your  family   an*
for you.
Crown Life Ins. Co.
Pbone Sey, 710
Prov. Manager.
Blot Of Pbone Seymou 8354 fot
Dr. W. J. Curry
SltU SOI Dominion Building
Mr. Union Man, do you nuy at a
union atorol
«»»»   «vi   am   jvm.   ■   auunvi iji .mil   iu    .
4 /\    rt    I        ft 1 B. 0.  FeduralloaUt,  will  be milled
III N||h     I   amt      ur   l—tma   la   0>n>d>   for   |1T.
IV UUUe   VCUU9      (Oood unrlier. oitildo   nf   V.neoo
Good for .ne yeer'e lub.urlptlon to Tbe
B.  0.  redenllraUtL will  be milled to
.   ..50.
-    -    —    V.ncoover
eltr.l Order j«j ul.,. Remit when .old. fBIDAY. Deember lt, 1919
Direet from the Poultry Ranch or
Farm to your door—Daily delivery.
For the convenience of its customers and the general
public, the Fraser Valley Dairies has made arrangements with the Poultrymen's Union of B. C. for the
distribution of
"B. C. Maid" Eggg,Bearing the Guarantee
of the Poultrymen'g Union aa to Quality
The eggs are delivered in cartons of 1 dozen eaoh,
scaled with the official guarantee of the Union.
Strict Grading as to Size <
Egi;H uro graded as to sizo and priced accordingly—
tho inatbod ttillowod approximates ae nearly as possible Iho soiling of eggs by woight—you get just whaf
you pay for.
Grades offered are:    Specials—extra largo; Extras—above
norinul size; No. 1—normal sizo; Pullets—extras,
Delivery made at tbe latest os morning following giving
of order.
Order a week-end supply of "B. 0. Maid" Eggs tomorrow
Fraser Valley
Dairies, Ltd.
8th Ave. and Yukon St.
Fairmont 1000
The Royal Bank
of Canada
Capital Authorized  1
Capital Paid-up
Reserve and Undivided Profits.
Total Assets	
...$ 25,000,000
...$ 16,000,000
...$ 17,000,000
690 branohei in Canada, Newfoundland snd Britiih
Weit Indie*.
Alio branehei in London, England; New Tork Oity and
Barcelona, Spain.
Fourteen branchei in Vanoouver:
Main Office—Comer Hastings and Homer Streets.
Corner Main-and Hastings Streets.
Corner OranviUe and Bobson Streets.
Comer Bridge Street and Broadway West,
Corner Cordova and Carrall Streets.
Corner OranviUe and Davio Streets.
Corner Granville.and Seventh Avenue Wost.
1050 Commercial Drive.
Corner Seventeenth Avenue and Main Streot.
2016 Yew Street.
Corner Eighth Avenue and Main Street.
HudBou Street, Marpole.
Kingsway Branch and 25th Avonue Branoh.
Also—North Vancouver, New Westminster and 29 other
points in British Columbia.
One dollar opens an account on which interost is paid half-yearly
at currant rates.
Manager Vancouver Branch
O. W. r&AZEE, Vaneouvar,
Supervisor for B. 0.
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Full Information from
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Named Shoei are-frequently made
in Non-union factories
No matter what its name, unless
it bears a plain and readable impression of this UNION STAMP.
All Shoes without the t^HON STAMP are always Non-union
Do not accept any excuse for absence of tbe Cnlon Stamp
COLLIS LOVELY, General President—OU AS. L. BAINE, Ot-neral See.-Trf«.
Labor  Party Hopes to
Secure Control of
Anti - Labor Government
Has  Broken Every
Pledge Made
IBjr W. Francis Ahora]
...By tho time this appears iu print,
the people of Australia will be about
to vote in one of the most momentous
elections that has ovor takon place
in that country, mainly because of
the unparalleled difficulties facing
the country arising out of tho end
of tfa9 war.
The people gonernlly are hoartily
nick of tho present anti-labor govornment which has failed in a wholesale manner to dischargo its duties
to the country and tho people, and
doing nothing to prepare for the
groat problem of reconstruction.
Liko all other countries, prollteer-
ing has boen an evil in Australia.
The profiteer has been let looso on
the people and hugo fortunes have
been made out of tbe necessities of
the nation in- times of war. The anti-labor government has allowed the
people to be saddled with a stagger-"
ing debt out of all proportions to
the population, because Australia has
extended many moro millions than
her (Juota in proportion to population when compared with the other
overseas British dominions. The primary producers of the country have
been neglected and tho governmont
has utterly failed to securo for tbem
anything like fnir treatment as compared with other countries. This is
shown by tho fact that while Can
ada and the United States fannrai
get $2.20 per bushel for their wheat,
the Australian farmers wero compelled to accept $1.14 pear bushel,
and in some cases less than that. As
a result of this the acreage of wheat
which in 1915 was 12,480,000 acres,
has declined to 7,000,000 acres at
the present time.
The secondary industries of tho
country have also been neglected,
whilo the anti-labor government has
failed to stand for a white Australia
or explain in a satisfactory manner
why tho Japanese have obtained a
footing in the Caroline and Marshall
Islands—half way ltom Japan to
Australin. Thus instead of directing
attention to protecting Australia,
every effort bas been centred in getting tho men away to fight overseas
and where tho voluntary recruiting
was considered to be below tho re
quiroments, efforts were made to conscript tho manhood of the country.
Happily, tho plot failed, as iB well
known now. It is not too much to
say, however, that had conscription
been carried in Australia, tho country would have been in an exceedingly perilous state at the present timo.
The country would have boen drained of its manhood while thc debt
would have boen staggering.
In addition to this every pledge
hiade to tho peoplo of Australia -by
the untMabor government has been
ruthlessly broken. Even pledges
made to tho soldiers and their dependents were not respected.
With an appalling record for failures and gross disregard of pledges,
the anti-labor government decided to
face the people six months bofore
their time, fearing that if they wait-
ed till later they would be exposed in
a greater extent than now. That explains why Australia is in the throes
of a goncrnl election for December
13 instead of at the end of May,
1920. They hope to win ftn a snatch
vote, with the aid of the soldiers,
as was done by Lloyd George in the
recent British election. But if tho
feeling now apparent is maintained
till election day, there is nothing
more certain thun that the anti-labor
government will be defeated and a
labor govornment elected in its place.
The labor party has put before
thc people of Australia a comprehensive labor policy and it has been
well received. The policy manifesto
advocates the cultivation of an Australian sentiment the maintenance
of a white Australia, the develop
ment in Australia of nn enlightened nnd self-reliant community, the
emancipation of human lnbor from
all forms of exploration, and obtaining for all workers the full to-
ward of their industry by the collective ownorship and democratic
control of the collectively used agencies of production, distribution nnd
I! advocates a broad virile policy
of development, the increnso of pro
dilution, and tho encouragement of
primary and secondary industries,
IViducen. of primary necessities are
to be guaranteed a roturn that will
secure for them the eost of produc
tipu and a roasonnblo profit. Wheat
growers are to bc guarantied a good
price for their grain.for local ubo,
ivhilo stops are to bc taken to provide overseas markets-for tho sale
of exportable surpluses. Not only
will those operations be confined to
England, but extensions will be mado
to America nnd other countries. In
ordor to help primary producers
there will be a generous system of
rural credits.
Attention is to be given to wnter
conservation, Irr'gation, afforest ration,, the construction and nt it hi ten
Radicals Charged  With
Violating Judge's
Cheyenne, Wyo.—Detachments of.
United Statei cavalry at Monarch
and Carneyvillo dispelled any illusion that miners may have tha^ they
will be permitted to 'continuo their
individual strike. In the Monarch
eamy all minors woro rushed to the
union hall at tho point of the bayonet, and voted to return to work. In
Curncyville similar methods were applied, and these proved so successful that the mines have reopened, it
is reported. A largo number of miners who are declared to be "radicals" are held under military orders
and will bo proceeded against on
tho chargo of violating Judge Anderson's injunction. Major Dean, in
command of the troops, acknowledged that thoso men woro hold
without warrants.
Gerat War Veterans Line
Up With Organized
Pr. Rupert Central Body
Is Active in
Defense    /
Union Official*, write for pricei.
unce of developmental roads and
highways, the extension of upper tun
itaes for primary, secondary and
technical instruction for country
people. Encouragement will be given to tho development nnd equipment and equipment of ports and
haibors outside the capital cities to
cheapen and facilitate tho dispatch
of primary products overseas.
Is a tional insurance is to bo provided for primary producers to protect thom against fires, frosts,
droughts, stormes, loss of stock und
other misfortunes. An effective tariff is promised in order to securo
Australian white-labor grown sugar
for the people instead of the Australian poople having sugar from
countries grown by colored labor under outrageous conditions.
Australian industries aro to be
protected and new industries fostered by effective protective tariff. In
thit: tariff the workers shall got their
duo share of the benefits secured to
the industries concerned. Woollen
mills are to be erected in order that
iho Australian people may get their
clothing requirements instoad of having to purchase them from overseas.
Above all things, the Austrnlian
labor porty intends to deal with the
profiteers, if elected to power, with
tho gloves off. It will mako it impossible for a caste of commercial
and financial profilters to levy toll
on tho people of the country.. It
will fix prices in such a way that it
will be impossibly for the profltteri
to make.outrageous fortunes ;i. has
been done in thc past. Naturally
the profiteers are highly frightened
lest the labor party gots into powor.
The labor party intends to stand
by the returnod soldiers and the dependents of those who have fallen.
The soldiers wero drawn mainly
from tho workors and tho replacing
of them will be labor's great work.
It will insist on every pledge made
to the soldiors boing carried out to
tho last lotter of tho law. Living
wage pensions w-ilHio granted t%
them, while soldiers totally disabled
along with their wives and children,
also widows of dead soldiers will be
housed free for life. Tho labor party claims this to be a duty to thoso
men and their dependents.
Provision will also bo mado for
tho maintenance of other returned
soldiers until tho means of their
earning their living are found. There
will bo no "scrapping" of roturned
soldiers in Australia if the labor
party can prevont it. A cash gratuity of 32 cents per day from tho
date of enlistment to the evening of
the armistice is also to bo paid to
tho soldiers.
All war-time acts taking away
the liberties of* tho people and the
press will be repealed, as also will
the compulsory clauses of tho Aus.
tralian defenso Act. The army of
Australia -in tbe futuro will bo on an
entirely voluntary basis. Shipping is
to be nationalized, and the present
Australian government owned fleet
will bc enlarged sn that it can enter
into active competition with the
■hipping trust. There will be state-
owned insurance and workers compensation—insurance of life, fire,
and general risk, much on the same
lines as the successful insurance
scheme of tho Queensland state labor government,
Realizing the appalling conditions
under which large families of work
ers are compelled to livo, the labor
party proposes to inaugurate a comprehensive hons'ng scheme, under
which liberal financial assistance will
bo givon to workers to secure their
own home. Ol-d-ngo pensions and invalid pensions are to bo incroasod
from $'■> to $5 per week in order to
meet the increased cost of living.
There will also be provision for pensions for widows and orphans and
to the children of fathers who, by
reason of ill henlth or other disabilities cannot maintain them. A nn
tional sorvice, charged with the prevention and euro of disease will be
inaugurated, with froe modical and
dental attendance to persons in poor
circumstances, sanitariums for sufferers of pulmonary diseases aro also
to be established.
Provision is also to be made for
industrial reform, and a system of
taxation which will mnke thoso pay
who have tho woalth instead of the
present unfair system of taxation,
The above in short represents the
main points of labor's policy for the
elections in Australia. Aud as stut*
cd above there is good reason to believe that tho labor party in the
forthcoming elections will seoro
heavily, if indeed it does not place
tlio present anti-labor government
out of power altogether,
Oet Tour Bond at the Fed. Office
During the Liberty Bond campaign
the Federationist Offlce will be open
each evening to io o'clock,
days Included, so that those desirous
of aiding tho dofense of the workers arrested in Winnipeg can he supplied with bends without tny difficulty. Got behind a button, this is
your flght,    '
The last meeting of the Prince
Rupert Central Labor Council was
held on November 25, with Chairman Cox presiding. A good deal of
business was transacted.
Credentials wore received from
tho 0. W. V. A. for A. 0. Golland,
as fraternal delegate on the council, and the delegato was seated
amid applause.
Del. Derry stated that he had boen
nominated by the A. *% N. V. A, us
thoir delegate, but had not received
his credentials. Del, Derry was seated as representing tho A. 9* N. V, A.
A lengthy list of correspondence
was read, including thc roports of
tbo trials at Winnipeg, tho voting on
the 0. B. U. referendum initiated by
the Calgary eonvention, and a call
from the goneral secretary of the
0. B. U. fo nominate a representative for the coming O. B. U. convention.
Del. Mooro reported that the Women had organized a Women's Auxiliary to tho C. L. C, and had elected
temporary officers and drawn up a
draft of proposed constitution and
bylaws. He asked Mrs. Booth to
give a fuller roport.
Mrs. Booth said that they held a
meoting with about IS present. Officers, consisting of chairman and secretary, had boen elected, dues set
at 25c per month, initiation-fee 50c.
It was their intention to look after
tho sooial side of tho O B. U., and
requested the council to Install a
counter for the refreshments and
provido an electric stove. Thejfc requested the privilege of wearing
buttons and currying O. B. U. cords.
Thc report was accepted.
Mrs. GawtUorne read tho proposed
constitution and bylaws. A dis-
cushion took placo on a motion that
they be approved, but tho motion
carried. On motion, tho matter of
cards and buttons was referred to
the executive committee, with power
to 'fact.
Tho assistant secretnry reported
thcjtotal collections for tho defonse
fund as follows: (The collection by
the L. W. I. U. is the total from
all over the district, ranging from
SteWart to Swanson Bay, Queen
Charlotte Islands, aud up tho G.T.P.
to ^Hazelton.)
h. W. I.  U *886.16
"J C..L. C. Delegates  204,00
t" QrtJnts by C. L. C 213.00
FiMipackers' Unit .
,U»e Royal Crown Soap'
jtnd Savo the Coupon*
Total  ...;.;..* 4864.05
All this had boen forwarded to
Winnipeg. Collections from tho solo
of bonds, now starting; would bo
forwardod to Vancouver for tho B.
C. quota of tho defenso fund. Beport accepted.
The lettor from the B, C. dofenso
committee re thc bond campaign
was then considered. The assistant
secretary reported that he had ordered bonds to tho amount of $500 of
each denomination. Action endorsed. The organization of the
campaign was turned ovor to tho
defenso committee.
The coming O. B. U. convontion
call wus considered, and after a
brief discussion, nominations wero
called for, Tbe following were tho
nominees: Delegates Casey, Rudderham, Ormshaw, Rose, Booth, Cox,
Field, Cameron, T. Shaw. Nominations were suspended pendiog the
next regular meeting, when final
nominations will bo made, and date
of eleetion set.
The socretary-treusuror submitted
thc financial roport for October, us
follows: Dues and fees, $330,50;
hall rents, $4; chuir rents, $23.00;
per capital, $5.50; supplies, $2.1.80;
balance over from general strike
fund, $7.10; mass meeting (Pritchard), $133.25; balance .September 30,
$420.70. Total, $916.55. Expenditures: Hall rent, $30; theatre rent,
$20; defense fund, $113; cout ami
express, $11; printing, $28.50; telegrams, $2.30; per capita headquarters, $45.25; electric light, $1; loun,
$40; charter frame, $1.75; ads.
(strike committee), $11.80. Total.
$304.65. Hank balance, October 31,
641.90,   Report accepted.
Tho secretary-treasurer read a let-
tor from the Provincial Government
requesting minute particulars from
tho council as to its membership,
orgnnizntion, otc. Hamo was referred to tho executive committee.
On motion, the Women's Auxiliary waa given representation on th
council on tho same basis as units
The toamsters reported thnt the
advance they had framed had been
granted before it was presented. The
yjily outstanding matter was the
question of overtime, and not much
trouble was anticipated on that
j /The secret ary-treasurer compluin-
ad about tbo illegibility of many of
fha receipts tbat delegates were
turning in, some of them being impossible to road or decipher. He re-
qiU'sied thnt morn care be paid lo
tbis important detail, or otherwise
an Immense limmint of work would
be thrown upon him, and an accurate account of ench member's stand*
iug made Imposs'ble.
The bond campaign at Princo Ku
]Wt it. going abend ia a manner that
is satisfactory to the uclivo members of the 6. B. U. Snmo rebuffs
are mot with, of course, but it only
makes the solicitors mad and they
go after the results all the bimler
The mayor has been approached by
tho Women's Auxiliary to give tiiem
a tftg day for raising funds, 1ml they
were refused on the ground that bo
would not encourage anarchy.
, How he can draw a parallel between an effort to niinn funds for
tbe defense of accused men In the
courts of the bind and the teaching
of anarchy passoth comprehension.
But then, the mind of   the    petty
ft Is Expected That Premier Byan
WUl Lead Labor Forces
. is Federal Election
ifr. fiyon, itho Laljor premier of
e Queensland State government,
and who has done such yeoman work
in the way of bringing about Socialism in thnt stato, has been invited
to enter Fedoral politics, and has
been offered a Labor scat in tbe Federal (and more important) parliament of Australia. It is extremely
Hkely that ho will accept the offer,
and load the' Labor movement in the
coming elections. It is generally
ngreed that with Premier Ryan in
the Labor van, nothing can stop
Labor sweeping the country next Decembor.
Chicago. — The United States supreme court has affirmed a decision
by tho Illinois state supremo court
that Charles Dold, president of tho
Piano and Organ Workers' International union, shall serve SO days in
jail and pay a $500 fine for violating an injunction. On October 1,
1017, employees of this union suspended work at the Lyon & Healy
company plant when they woro refused wago Incroases and sevoral of
their number were discharged. Their
wages ranged from 22 to 36 conts
an hour; Judge Smith of the superior
court, this city, issued nn injunction
against tho strikers who wore denied
tho right to picket. The workers ignored this command. They wero arrested on Judgo Smith's order and
President Dold was fined $500 and
sentenced to 30 days in jail.
Nashville, Tenn,—"Law and order" with a vengeance is shown to
exist in this oity when J. B. Law-
son was kidnapped by a mob, thrown
into an automobile and deported to
Springfield, this state, and then told
to "get out of Tennessee" Lawson
is a representative of the Amalgamated Association of Street and Electric Railway Employoes and came to
Nashville ot tho request of tho local street car men's union to nssist
thom. No chargo was made against
tho unionist and no warrant was Issued against bim. Tho central body
has offerod a roward of $1,000 for
tho "approheusion, arrest and conviction" of the mobbers.
Patronize Fed. advertisers.
is your best flood
Of it -_.
Oet Tout Bond at tkt red. Offlce
Doting the Libert, Bond campalfn
the Fedentlooiit Offloe will be open
etch evening to 10 o'clock, hmtai-
days Included, ao that thoee desirous
of aiding the defenie of Om WMfc-
en atteeted in Winnipeg can be applied with bonda without an* UM-
cult,. Oet bohind a button, thia to
yout flght.
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BRAND, W., 62tl l'endor Street Week— - ~ Sejrmonr 25T»
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CLARK * STDART, 320 Seymour Street >. Seymour I
COWAN a BROOKHOUSE. Ubor Temple Building Seymour 4400
DUNSMUIR PRINTINO CO., 437 Dunuiuir Street...... Seymour 110*
JKFVKRT, W. A., 2161 Fnter Street   .Hifkbili UIT
KERSHAW, J. A„ 539 Howe Street -.  .^Seymour MM
I.ATTA, R. P.. World BiiMitw    ....Bermeier 101*
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MeLEAN * SHOEMAKER, North VaneMrer. .«. Tm. M
MITCHKLI,■('OLKV. LTD., 129 Haitinp Btreet Weit Seymour 10»S
NORTH SHORE PRESS. North Vaneouvar. Jl. Yl». SO •
PACIFIC PRINTERS, 500 Beatty Street Seymour »M» .
ROEDDE, G. A., 616 Homer Street „ ..Seymour 204
SUN JOB PRESSES, 137 Pender Street Weal..  Seymour 41
TECHNICAL PRESS,  Mluea. Building, Homer Street .....Seymour 382»
TIMMS, A. H, 230 Fourteenth A.enue Ka.t Fairmont 621S
WARD. ELLWOOD k CO., 313 Homer Strert ..Seymour 1511
WESTERN SPECIALTY CO.. 573 Oranrille Street Seymour 3520  .
WHITE * BINDON, 52S Pender Btreet Weet - Seymour 1214
Write "Unloa Lab.1" on Teur Copy Wh.o Ttu Beet It to tht Matet
Tu aomo placoit tlm civilifuin in force
routed lho   Soldiota,   but    isolated
groups of cltlzeriH were nl lho mercy
, <■!' thu military.
Cork. — Soldiors of the English
Shropshire ROginiont marched ull
through thc streets recently shouting "To hell with tho Sinn Folnl"
Fights wiHi civilians ensued. Arm,-
orcil cars wero lurned out ou whicli
the wholo regiment, fully armed, at-
looked civilians, smashed shops nnd
instituted n general roign of terror* bourgeois is n strange and fearful
contraption, liko unto nothing else
on earth,
Substantial Savings on
Men's Overcoats
$45.00 Coats sell at $39.50   $40.00 Coats sell
$42.50 Coats sell at $36.75   $35.00 Coats-sell
$30.00 Coats sell at $23.00
A manufacturer sought us to help hint market a little
surplus he had, and having provided the necessary incentive—a useful discount—we, in turn, are able to pass
it on to our customers. These arc the same coats, same
models, styles and cloths as we have sold in regular
stock. You cannot buy better anywhere for thc money.
And they are just thc kind of coats most wanted, pro.
vidiiig sufficient variety to meet most requirements.
AT 931.85—Reg. $37.50.
A heavy grey blanket cloth
of splendid quality, smart
three-quarter length, slash
AT $39.50-Reg. $45.
A Grey Plaid Coat, in
splendid quality heavy Irish
frieze, three-quarter length,
double breasted front, buttoning through slash pockets; silk lined.
AT $36.75—Reg. $42.80.
A shorter model, in dark
brown Irish frieze, splendid
quality heavy striped silk
AT 935.00—Rog. $40.00.
A dark browii subdued
check, a warm, heavy,
three-quarter length coat.
The Brock Hat at
AT 930.00-Rcg. $35.00.
A full length Belter Coat,
in a good heavy dark grey
blanket cloth, fully lined.
AT 933.00—Beg. $30,00.
A fancy grey check Tweed
Coat, in three - quarter
length, with large collar,
slashed pockets and turned
—Men's Store, Main Floor.
Ad excellent quality; all fur-felt,
in a very smart nhapo in two ErimdoM
of greni, two brown, u grey and
English Hats at $4.00
Thu quality iti without nn fijiinl
At thit price. AU fur fell; in ;:<'"'l
styles, in groy, preen, +A Aft
brown and Muck  v"»"v
—-Men'n Store, Main Floor.
Men's Business
Shirts for Special
Selling at $1.50
We will warrant you will not
buy tlie mi mi' quality shirt eltie-
whoro for th« name money. ThU
is almost iimriiifnctun r's price to*
duy. All woll mado, good fitting,
roomy shirts, in a good range of
neat stripe pntteim Hizes 14 to
10% only, Saturday d»|   CA
Where is your union button!
Men's Pyjamas. $3.00
You won't buy as good pyjamas as this less than a dollar more in other stores.
Most men will Haul nothing bettor. Thoy »iv. mfldo of lienvy weight English flannelette,
in lieut stripe patterns, low neck or with military collar, fl*0 f\(\
braid trimmed.   Price tfO.Wl
A Good Heavy Worsted
Coat for $4,50
IC a man wants a coat for wear to work Ihis one will stand
him well. It is made lo stund hard wear and at the same
time it has tho woighl to bo warm and springiness to mako
it lit well. Plain navy, khaki, moleskin; also maroon with
grey trimmings, brown with olive trimmings, oxford wilh
grey trimmings.   Special, Saturday  SjM.50
Those who like a heather mixture will find a eoat here at
$8.60 that is it remarkable value, (lood lis the $4.50 is for
the money, this onc runs it close for a dollar less.
Pricts  $3.50
eleventh tear. No. so    THE BRITISH COLUMBIA FEDERATIONIST    vancouveb, a o.
FBIDAY..... .December 12, 1919 __
This Is Your Great
Special.   *4P
Regular *¥***
Heavy Tweed
Ulster, Trejich
Models, Convertible Collars. A
Wonderful Coat...
Opposite Woodward's
112 HisHnos ShWcsh
Vancouver Unions
COUNCIL—Executive committee Pre.*
Il.nl J. 0. Smith, Vic.-Pre.ldut B.
Wiuab, Secretirr ud Buaintaa A|nt J.
C. Wood, Tmaurer J. Shftw, Sergeut at
Am W. A. AluuuUr, Truateea W. A.
Prittkaid, R. W. toumuk, R. Bik.a, W.
Ui. ' 	
cil—Meet,    .ecend    Ueatay   in   tke
BODtk.    PrNld.nl, J. r. McConnell; MC-
fatllT, R. H. N.el.nji, P. O. Boi ««.
•nd Reinlorced Ironworker., Local »7
—MuU sicond ud lourth Mondwi.
Pmldent Ju. Hutiwa; Inucial ■•<-
tttuj ud treaanror, Roy Haii.car, Boom
SU Libor Temple. ^^
Local Mo. 617—MeeU o?er» iMond
•ad fonrth Monday .Tonlni. • o'clock,
Labor Tempi.. Preeldent, J. Reld; aee-
letaej, E. 1. Temoin, 122a Oeorila But;
ba.in.ie agent ud tnaaelal eeereUrj,
a. e. Tboav Boom 101 Labor Temple.
Mow Sej. 7*»5.
Ill—MeeU at tto Pender Strut
Wut, otoij Mondar, S p.m. Preel-
deat, B. H. Woodeide. ddO teaeer W.;
teoerdlag aatratar., J. Murdock, ddO Pan-
dar Street Weet; taanelal eecretarr ud
bulneee agent Ii B. MarrUoa, ddO
ruder Btreet Welti auiaUat aaentarr.
r. B. Batrawa.
Unit ef tba O. B. U.—Meetlnn ererr
Mender, 7:30 p.m., Labor Temple, Preeldent, P. L. Hunt; oeereUrT'treaMrcr,
W. A. Alexander, Room 216, Labor Tea-
pie.   Pkone, Seraioar SB60.
ployeee, Local 26—MeeU ..err flret
Wedneaday in tbe montb at 2:80 p.m.
ud every tklrd Wedaeeday in tke moath
at • p.m. Preaident, John Cumminge,
MereUry ud bualneaa agent, A, Oraham.
OBee ud meeting kail, 614 Pender St.
W. Pkone Sey. 1681. OBce houra, 6
eta' Union—MeeU lad ud 4tk Pri-
daya, 906 Labor Temple. Preaident, W.
Wlleoa. S28S Granville Street; eecretary.
tnemnr, P. 1. fcell, »d«—28tb Ave. E.
Unloa ef tke One Big Union—AHlieted
with B. 0. Federation of Ubor ud
Vancouver Tradu and Labor Council—
An induetrial union of all workera In
leggiag ud conetruetion campa. Head-
luartcre, 61 Cordova Street Wear, Van-
Muver, B. C. Pkone Sey. 7868. E.
Winch, eecreUry.treaaurer; legal advie-
ere, Meaare. Bird, Macdonald * Co.. Vancouver, B. C; udltore, Meaara. BulUr
0 Chiene, Vaneonver, B, C.
Aaaeciatlon, I.n.al 66-52—Offlce and
hall, 801 Pender Street Weat. MeeU
tr.t and third Prldaya, 6 p.m. SecreUry*
Truaarer, Thomaa Nixon; Bueiaeaa
Agent, Robert lUEabeck.
Butcher Workmen'e Union No. 643—
Meete flret and tklrd Tueadaya of each
mouth, Ubnr Temple, 8 p.m. Preaident,
W. V. Tataley, 1836 Powell St.; recording eecreur.v. William (llbbi. Button B.
P. 0. Vuneouver; flnanclal aecreUry and
bualaeae agent, T. W. Anderaon, S87
Homer St.
era' Unit of Ihe One Big Union, Metal-
llferooa Minera—Vancouver, B. C, head*
auarlera, 61 t^ordova Street Weat. All
workera engaged in thla induatry are
urged to join the Union before going on
the lob. Don't wait to be orgenljed, bat
organ tap youraelf.
North America  (Vancouver and vicki-
ity)—Breach tneeu aecond and fourth
Moadeye. Room 204 Labor Temple. Prealdenl, Wm. Hunter, 818 Tenth Ave. Nortk
Vuuuver: ftnenclal eecretary, E. Ood-
dard, 866 Rleharde Street; recording eeo-
reury,  J.  D. Rueaell,   828   Commercial
Drive.    I'hoiieJIIgh. 2204R.	
rutenera, I.LA., Local Union 36A,
Beriae I -Meet. lh. 2nd and 4th Prldaye
ef th. moath, Labor Tomple. 6 p.m.
Pruldent, George Manaell; flnanclal aee*
retary and  bualneaa agent.  M.  Paelpe:
correepondlng eecretary, W. Lee.    Offlce.
Room 207 Laber Temple.
Carpenters—Meeta Room 307 every
2nd and 4th Tueaday ia eaeh montk.
President. J. M. Wllklnaon; recording
secretary, W. 3. Johnaton, 73—24th Ave.
W.; financial secreUry, H. A. Macdonald,
Beam 212 Labor Temple.
Employeea, Pioneer Division, No. 101
—Meets A. 0. F. Hall, Mount Pleaeant.
let and 3rd Mondays at 10.15 a.m. and 7
p.m. Preeldent, W. H. Cottrell; recording
eecretary, P. E. Brian, 5418 Commercial
Drive; treuurer, E. ». Cleveland;
flaanelal eecretary ud bualneaa agoat,
Fred A. Hoover, 2408 Clark Drive; office
corner Prior and Main atreete.
(Teamsters, Warehousemen, Auto Mechanics, ete.)—MeeU every Wednesday
at-152 Cordova Street Eest. President,
J. Skew; secretary, C. A. Read, 2344
Prince Edward Strut. Offlce: 152 Cor*
dova Btreet Eut.
Typographical union no. 220—
MeeU but Bunday of eaeh mopth at
0 p.m. Preeldent. W. B. Jordan; viae*
preeldeat, W. B. Yonklll; aeeretary-
treuurer, R. H. Neelande, Boi 68. ,*
Provincial Unions
. la aanual eoavention in January. Excutlve offlcen, 1818'19: President, J.
Kavanagk, Labor Temple, Vucouver;
vice-presidents—Vancouver Island: Cumberland, J. Naylor; Victoria, J. Taylor:
Prlnee Rupert, Geo. Caaey; Vucouver.
W. B. Cottrell, P. McDonnell: New Weat-
mlnaUr, Geo. McMurphy; West KooU*
Bar, Silverton, T, B. Roberts; Crow's
Nest Pass, W. B. Phillips, Pernio, W. A.
Shermu. Secretary-treasurer, A. S.
Wells, Labor Temple, 406 Dunsmuir St.,
Vucouver, B. C. 	
T10T01IA. B. 0.
and Labor Council—Meeta flrst and
tklrd Wednesdays, Knights of Pytbiu
HaU, North Park Street, at 8 p.m. Preeldeat, B. 8. Woodsworth; vice-preiident,
A. C. Pike; seereUry-treuurer, Ckrlatlan
Siverts, P. 0. Box 802, Vietoria, B. 0.
era, Local 1777—Meets flrst and third
Mondays In 1. O. 0. P. Ball, Lower Kieth
Road Eut, al 8 p.m. Prealdeat, W.
Cummlngs, lotk Btreet Esat, Nortk Vancouvor: flnanclal eecretarr, Arthur Roe,
210—13th 81. W-. North Vancouver.
COUNCIL, 0. B. U.—MeeU every eecond aad fourtfc Tiiesday ln tbe 0. B. U.
HaU, eorner Sixth avenue and Pulton
street, st 8 p.m.   Meetings open to all 0.
1. V. members.    Secretary-treasurer,  D.
1. Cameron. Box 217. Prince Rupert. B.O.
Workers' Liberty Bond Buttons
«rt Issued to every purchaser of *
bond. Have yon got yours yet Oet
behind a button and show that you
are willing to help all you can the
defense of the men arrested lo Winnipeg.
Oet Tour Bond at the Fed, Olllce
During the Liberty Bond campaign
the Federatlonist Olllce will be open
each evening to 10 o'clock, Saturdays Included, so that those desirous
of aiding the defense of the workers arreeted in Winnipeg can be supplied wtth bonds without any din-
culty. Oct behind a button, this is
your flght.
Our advertisers support tho Fed-
erationiet. It ia up to you to eupport them.
Good for Health Improves the Appetite
Everyone knows thtt cheap goods cin onl; be procured
by using cheap materials and employing cheap labor.
is produced from the highest grade materials procurable
—Cascade is t UNION produce from start to finish.
The Old and the New
Editor B. C. Federation!., t: It is
getting generally understood that
arrogant extremes arc wrong and
detrimental to securing for mankind
tbat just state of affairs which alone
will give to all a fair chance to live
and work out his own future; but
which, oven theu will bo unsatisfactory to many. But justice alone can
spread its influence over all peoples
and safeguard the world from thc
perils ahead, which must eomu if
hatred contacts with the future
agents of destruction; or if the economic screw is increasingly applied
to millions of awakening toilers of
all climes in an effort to satisfy the
usury of capital. Surely capitalists
owe something and nre prepared to
give to justify their existence. Is
their debt to thc dead and maimed
and to all who fought to bo ignoredl
Is the world simply n good place to
make money inf A good example of
what they indirectly put into society
has just passed in Europe where
each country was fighting for its
existence, tho prey of misdirected
ambition, the indirect cause of all
wars, the point where evil influence
begins to predominate over good, the
cause that must be remedied to cure
the evil, nnd what a poor example of
his duty to society and love of his
country is shown, when faced by the
test; of proving their usefulness and
voluntarily casing the pressure by
ridding themselves of super-abundance and turning surplus to national endeavor, subsidizing genius
and enterprise and encouraging u
higher moral standard, they shrink
and fight for jufalsc g°d "Mammon," and would desert their own
race and force a continued state of
unrest while boundless resources
await- development. If the public
mind has not grasped thc immediate
necessity of suppressing monopolies,
and would sacrifice the future for
the present, a share of the responsi
bility rests on each person, man and
womnn, who must choose between
thc old order and the new whether
we continue the old intensive competition with all it leads to, or
whether we stand together for reforms and a sound sociul base. Is it
possible to induce those in high
places who are vainly striving to
diffuse the "spirit of goodwill" to
man from an environment of pomp
and ceromony to begin renovation at
the top and by conscious effort und
faith to try and raise the social
and moral standard which cannot
bo done by keeping them down in
overworked apathy and preaching
contentment with a life of poverty t
I have seen the poverty and expo
rienced tho hardships of industrial
Hfo, commencing to produce whon
barely ten, among whirring belts
and machines in a stifling atmosphere where men and women 'die off
early unless of good constitution.
I have seen the reasonable consideration of many directors of production ns well aB exploiting by tyrants,
and while conditions havo bcen improved in times of peace to some extent, and a great demand for labor
during the war, to what end aro the
struggles of labor and social reformers if wo aro forced back in order
to produco more for less and satisfy
usury! Is tho standard of lifo too
high, or high enough, when private
fortunes increase at* the expense of
underpaid females, while too many
children are ill-nourished, as physicians, not*financiers, prove; when
thousands cannot mate through pure
ly economic reasons, and the to*
establishment of wholo armies into
civil life so difficult!
Too taany captains of industry
nnd financial men follow the bod
principle that a man is entitled to
all he ean make through his initiative without studying the millions
of other people who desire to live.
There is a point reached in piling
up private wealth and obligations to
go beyond which is dangerous and
unjust to society, unless such initiative is prevented from monopolizing
and turned to publie welfare. Than
only, orders of real merit for public
service would bo protected from
scandal. It is obv'ous that ideas
must be sifted in debate and whatever reforms are hammered out in
conference and debate they cannot
interfere with the fabric of the commonwealth, whieh. is too firmly
welded to bo undermined, nor can
internationalism be helped by neglecting home affairs.
Gibson's Landing, B. C., Nov. 30.
Loggers and the "Worker"
Editor B. C. Federationist: At
thc last business meoting, held No-
ber 9, a motion wus passed to
tho effect that the Worker bo is*
sued weekly regardless of financial
The executive board last July,
when nsked to decide on whether
the Worker should bo issued weekly
or every two weeks,, arrived at tWb
conclusion that as the funds could
not stand having a weekly pnper,
that the Worker bn issued evory two
weeks. As tho treasury of tho organization is much more depicted
than Ust July, it is hard to understand all the sudden excitement
about having the Worker issued
Tho business meeting, which passed the abovo motion,, must know
how that the organization cannot
stand thc added expense at this time.
If their chief desire is to put the organization financially on tho rocks,
they aro suro succeeding. They '' the
business meeting" must know that
there are a number of organizers
iu the different provinces who cost
the orgnnization money.
If thc L. W. I. U. is going lo extend its actitvities to all purls of
tho 'Dominion where there arc any
lumbor workers, there must bo organizers.
It Bcems to bo the chief aim and
object in life of somo people to
hamper all organization work if it
docs not conform to the peculiar
ideas they entertain. The most successful method to hamper organizers
is to use the money which would bo
used for organizing for somo purpose whieh has no value to the or
•ganization, such us issuing the Work'
er weekly.
One of tho individuals wbo is
making the most noise ro paper, and
organization generally, is going to
have to answer some very pertinent
questions in  tho very near future.
This individual, who 4s suppose.!
to l>e a class-conscious member of
society, and has thc welfare of the
L, W. 1 U. at heart, at least I have
heard him say so, informed one,of
tho organizers who was going into
Prince Albert district, that he wits
foolish to go, becuusc just as soon
as they got into a P. A. distinct,
that they would.see that all assistance would be eut off. (Of coupe
he has tho best wishes of the organization at heart!)  ■   .'=' !
One would not object to the Worker being issuod weekly, providing,
of course, there was anything in the
paper which' is of any value to the
man on the job. The Worker docs
not express the views or the opinion
of tho rank and file.
Some of the worst drivil- that has
ever appeared in print in any labor
paper has made its appearance in
our official organ ,the Worker, thc
editor being one of the worst offenders.
If one could torture himself
enough to read some of what is supposed to be editorials, he will find
that most of them arc full of contradictory statements. I have,known
him (the editor) to havo gone to
several members asking for articles
to fill tho paper, und upon investigation found that ho did not writ? a
single word for that issue after all
his hollering about not being able
to fill up that issue. Now he wants
a weekly paper. If the editor is not
able to think ubout something to
write in two weeks I do not know
how he is going to get out a weekly
editorial. The L. W. I. U. has
paid him $80 for getting out ono
issue of the Worker, for which he
did not writo a single word. The
oditor of tho Workcrjs inefficient
and incapable of editing any paper.
Commenting on an' article by A,
McKenzie, he says the article without doubt has a- great scient-flc
value, but is incorrect. An editor
who has just one grain of common-
sense would have refrained from
comment. He shows his knowledge
is limited, in plain English, just 'ignorant. The money wliich has been
spent on tho Worker since the convention in July is money wasted. Ho
has had thc greatest opportunity to
push organization and propaganda,
and as far us I have been uble to
discern there has not been one line
of either.
*Tho best thing the L. IT. I. U.
could do is to cut out tho Workor
and tako either one or two pages
in the Federationist. The coBt would
bo only $80 per page. By doing so
thc L. U. I. U. would savo considerable money. The Fed. carries.the
news and views of tho laborlWVc-
ment from all parts of the *6rlil.
The Fed. be'ng a weekly pnper/ithe
worker doos not havo to wait ttfo
weeks to get the news as ttf-*-tUe
activities of their fellow-workers bn
the job. Wo as workers dq riot
want to dissipate our effojjtfttljre
labor pupers.        *
Let us have onc good wwkly
labor paper. To have moro is VMWimI
effort, time and money. The ] id,
is tho paper wo want. Let us get lie
hind the Fed. and make it a
livo weekly labor paper, and in
very near futuro a daily paper
tho workers.
Princo Albert, Nov. 27.
I. U. Article 6, Seetion 3. Only at
general meetings by referendum vote
of the membership can the constitution be altered, or a general strike
voto be taken.
Why do tho "workers* wbo stay
in town try to make the delegates
gather fifty names to act at the next
convention of tho L, W. L HI At
a meeting in this camp it was E. M.
& S. That the delogate writo to
headquarters and the Federationist
and have published that thc members
in this camp are abiding by Artielo
6, Section 3 of the constitution of
the L. W. I. U. as reads:
Article 6, Section 2: Conventions
shall consist of delegates elected by
members in camp and members of
the executive. Decisions arrived at
by^the convention shall be submitted
to referendum vote.
This must mean all delegates elected during the pnst six months or
from ono convention to another.
Yours, etc.,
Delegate 144.
Editor B. C. Federationist: Sir—
I shell be glad if you will publish
a correction as to the remarks credited to mo by your reporter in last
week's- Federationist, in which he
states I referred to certain persons
as p'gs. I made no such remarks.
Trusting you will give this thc same
publicity as you gavo the other or'
I am yours faithfully,
Secrtary, International Steam Engineers.
Note by Editor:—We regret that
Mr. Russell has been credited with
the statement referred to, but tho
reportorial error aroso out of tho
remarks of another delegate who wns
taking objection to some of the
statements made.
• Editor B. C. Federationist: If
you can find space for the following
scrawl you will obligo H. W. Mc
The L. W. I. U. has withstood the
invasion of thc song-singing fanatics
who havo no more knowledge of historical development than tho early
Thc organization still stands,
though requiring reconstruction, or
it is liable to collapse through tho
machination of the above horde. But
wc will be moral cowards if wo do
not fuce the issue and put. whut
knowledge wo havo acquired since
tbe last convention into practice
noxt January.
One of tho first things to do is to
chango the form*of administration,
which at this timo is susceptible to
the tactics of tho vultures >vho
hover around plotting and hatching
schemes, that will lead them to the
trough of tho union funds, in tho
shape of positions and jobs, when
thoy have not tho necessary qualifications.
Tho L. W. I. U. will have to Btand
upon its hind legs and shako off all
the abovo mentioned barnacles,
especially our editor. Ho appears to
be the "choir leader," from tho
sense of the motions passod at business meetings, the spittoon philosophy, and 0. B. U. anthems appearing in tho so-called ofiicial paper, the
Worker. This is thc result of allowing tho biggest monstrosity in
tho form of a poet without "ornl
or literary expression" to oconpy
any longor the official position of
editor, when his qualifications call
for a job that requires mental inactivity. , ,
It is a "joke" when an organization of 12,000 members is to be instructed by a littlo band of self-appointed saviors of tho inarticulate
proletariat (aa they call tho rest of
tho members), Tho gull of these
"saviors Is nstounding If thoy think
they can get away with suck Mink
as tbey nro trying to pull off?   I
According to the "sixteen points"
as laid down by them, the aveiige
man would think it was tho crew of
a peanut roaster instead of on; organization that stretches front cwat
to coast, that was going to bo legislated for by the fow nonentities fiat
do not leave town or work in the industry. But the grand idca': itl to
experiment with the mombcrshi| to
seo if lt will fit in with the dre i iih
of tho "Worshipers at.the Bh.uo
of tho Wheel of Fortune."
Thore are several of them tou ing
tho country who will find themsc - •*)_
in an unenviable position when ley
will havo to answer charges'of Vis-
loyalty to the members in the form
of their duly elected delegates to
the noxt general meeting in January.
.This comes from placing faith in
a bunch of.fools who month a few
stock phrases which they do not understand, and in order to cover tip
their ignorance of what this organization requires, are now playing
tbeir lost eard in an effort to burst
the organization
But, liko everything else they
have tried, it is doomed to failure
owing to thcir lack of knowledge of
the aims and wants of ■ labor
Princo Albv/t, Dec. 1. '
Bdltor B. 0. Federatlonist: Please
publish tho following as it. in of interest to tbe members of the L, W.
Editor B. C. Federationist: Sir-
In your issue of Docombor 5 W.
Francis Ahern explains thut the insignificant handful of whito men now
living in Australia intends to ninjie
that immense continent '' a white
man's country." Whnt surprises me
is that he does not seo tho moral
iniquity of such a proposal.
White men arc one-third of tho
human race. They hnve grubbed
every aere of unoccupied land in (lie
world, and almost everywhero they
try to keop out tho mon of other,
colors, Australia is the worst case
of all. It is nearly the size (tf Eur.
ope, and has the sume population as
Ireland. Nearly ull of thnt population is .in the sout..-east eorner. The
north half of Australia is in the tropics, and all men who know unytliim;
about the subject ure agreed that
the white man can never mnko his
home there. In thc adjoining countries of India, China ami-Japan hnlf
the human race are crowded together in a stafe of chvohic starvation. Yet thc miserable "handful of
men in thc south-east corner of Australia is cold-blooded enough to tty
to keep these people from landing
at uny point on the vast Australian
Tho essentia) fact which Mr,
Ahern and his friends will bo wise
to grusp is that they nre go ug to
fail. Japan proper has now seventy-
five mil-ion people, and she is annexing sixty million Chinese who
will soon be. as good as Japs for
military purposes. She is pushing
ahead her coal and steel industries,
and will soon huve abundance of
guns and munitions. In twenty years
from now her people will go to Australia in any numbers they please,
without caring to know whnt cither
Mr. Hughes or the labor parfy mny
think about the subjoct. Mr. Ahern
and his friends will bo very wise to
look facts in the face beforo these
facts get too closo to bo agreeable.
Yours trulv,
Kelowna, B. C, Dec. 8, 1910.
The Fault of International Unions
Evor Bince that far-off day when' *of parliament made it almost impoo-
Irst one group of men fought and
conquered another group of men, but
instead of killing them, ae was the
custom, the victors took tho vanquished home and set them to -work,
and slavery became an institution,
ever since thtft day working men
have been seeking for means to relieve the hardness of their lot and to
free themselves from tho necessity
of doing thc will of masters. In tho
long struggle they have tried many
schemes and invented many instruments for that purpose. Some of
these for a time havo partly fulfilled
their purpose, but ih the end tho
masters found means to counteract
them all and even to turn some of
them into instruments for further
Up to about 500 years ago all records and communications wero laboriously written out by hand, but
about that time somo workingman
inventod printing and made possible
greater exchangos of ideas than
woro possible before. Ideas of individual freedom rapidly developed
and it became a saying tnat tho freedom of tho press was the bulwark
of individual freedom. This was
true at one timo but though the
Baying is still in common 'ubc tho
bulk of tho pross and news systems
have now fallen into the ownership
of big interosts who through suppression of facts, advertising and propaganda, foster and maintain a public opinion favorable to their political and commercial designs and tho
people have now become victims of
an intellectual tyranny. We are
most of us dope fiends addicted to
tho consumption of drugged information.
Another idea arose that if overy
man had a vote tho ago of freedom
would soon arrive. But election methods developed in which tho public had no voice in the choosing of
candidates, constituencies were
groups of such conflicting interests
Hint thore was almost no common intorest for n ennddnte to represent
and tho organization and operation
sible to put into .effect that small
portion of the peoples' will which
wae expressed at an election.
Later on working men invented
machinery to relieve themselves of
their heaviest' work but as mach nery
developed it fell under the ownership of exploiting interests and machinery has now become tho greatest
instrument of oppression which the
world contains,
Then workingmen formed themselves into Unions for thcir mutual
protection. At first these were local
unions of each craft and each small
union had full control of its local
affairs. But it was found better to
amalgamate tho small craft unions
into groups and finally into national
and international bodies. In the
amalgamating process the locals wero
compelled to givo up more and more
of their authority to the central
head until now they hnve only a
skeleton of authority left. They
may negotiate for a wage scale or
working conditions but if negotiations fail they are not allowed to
take any measllre to enforce their
demands without getting permission
from the above and if they do take
such atftion they are likoly to be
ordered and compelled to desist. The
unions which wero originally designed for the protection of the workers
have now become another instrument
of tyranny to which they are subjected. Tho workers have now to
find ways to relievo themselves of
this tyrnnny in addition to tre
ethers which they havo so long endured, The supremo authority must
go back from whenco it came and
remain there in tho hands of the
rank and file of the membership. Thc
British Bhop Steward system is ono
move in this direction and let us
hope that provision for safeguarding this principal will bo provided in
our latest attempt for emancipation,
tho One Big Union.
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Tho' compositors have recently
been threatening to refuse to print
"John Bull," tho "Daily Sketch"
and the "Daily Mail.". They and
their fellow -trade unionists would
be far botter advised If they wonld
seek to widen the influence of tho
"Daily Horald," and "Labor Lead-"
er," and the other labor weeklies,
and to establish themselves a press
as powerful as that now in the hands
of their enemies.—Labor Loader.
Editor B. C. Federationist—Sir:
At the moment of writing, thc whole
industrial world is. a seething cauldron of discontent, a stato of affairs,
wh oh if not immediately remedied,
threatens disaster to us all, and t
ask you for the space in your paper
to air my views on the mntter.
Hundreds of theories arc advanced
from time to time as to thc causo of
this unrest, but tho real cause is thc
general lack of tact and judgment
on the part of tbo capitalists. In
support of this statement, I relate
thc following case: I hired out along
with 00 others for the Nimpkish
Lumber Company, Alert Bay, B. C,
on November 10th, boing previously
advised that tho company had
agreed to thc union conditions.
When wo nrrived at Alert Bay, cold
and hungry, and many of us broke,
wo found we had to stick around all
that day and the following night,
tho company meanwhile making nut
the slightest attempt to put us up—
not even a meal—and when wo did
eventually get to work, wo were only
allowed to work six days, when the
company sent instructions to firo the
union delegate, this being, of course,
thc first step in the subjugation of
tho men to the masters conditions.
Of course we come out. Now, what
doos this indicate? Why, tbe fnct
that the mastnr class are determined to trample the workers nnd thcir
rights in thc dust at all costs, and
this, mind you, after thc terrible and
appalling suffering nnd sacrifices of
the workers in this wnr, fought and
won in tho nnme- of democracy. At
least I thought thnt was whnt wc
fought for. I was in ft from the
beginning to tho end, and like all
the remainder who lived thrnugh
that hell upon earth, I am absolutely
astounded at the way these creatures are allowed to exploit tho
workers of the country, and though
I am obly a shovel stiff, I worn the
capitalist classes that they aro simply fanning tho smouldering embers
of revolution Into a flame thnt mny
sweep tho eountry fore and aft, leaving nothing but desolation in its
wake. I may add that I am only
one in millions, but I hopo to seo the
day when the working mon will lie
acknowledged as a respectful member of thc community, instead of
slavo or asset of the capitalist.
Yours respectfully,
C|o Imperial Veterans,
Hastings Street West,
Vancouvor, B. C.
Washington. — William H. Taft
warns employers that the coal minors' refusal to obey an injunction
judge and return to work contains
a lesson that should not bo overlooked.. Tho ex-president is contddnrct?
an authority on labor injunctions
and knows if the game Is played too
strong other workers will adopt, the
miners' course, and then, instead of
strikers being in contempt of court,
tho courts', will find theuselm in
contempt becauso of their usurpation.
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U. S. Papers Show a Return to Reason and
Out of the mass of hysterical outbursts of tho law and .order crowd
iujho U. S. A. comos a few rays of
sanity and wisdom. Tho New York
Evening Post, in an editorial, says:
The average Amorican is glad to
soo that we are "hustling Kods baek
to Europe" at last, and that careful
inquiry will be made into allegations
that immigraiton and Xabor Do-
pai-tmont authorities have treated
somo too gontly. But it is bottor to
havo officials under criticism for excessive caution'ln deportutiun casos
tban for excessive sevority. Mr, Spo-
rtinzii, whom Qov. Hughes uppointed
to the Stato Immigration Commission, has'said:
, Thoro is no appenl to tbo judicial
authorities except in a limited souse
under our •immigration laws from the
decisions of tho boards of special
inquiry.alj.immigrant stations. Yet
boards ot speciul inquiry aro'not judicial courts, but committees of Government employees of a low.hierar-
chill grade, laymen not lawyors, yet
weilding a most tremendous power
without other guarantee thua thoir
America is too froe a eountry to
deny persons hold for deportation an
appeal from ono authority to au>
other, to refuse court hearings on
writs of habeas corpus, and to fail
to tako' thorough precautions that
jiio mon shall on imperfect ovidenco
no torn from his homo here. Arbi
trary action would not only trans'
grcss tho rights of individuals, but
involve ua in difficulties with nations to whose subjects we have
agreed by treaty to givo protection
in person aud property.
Tho New York World, in comment'
ing on tho Centralia affair, and newspaper comments on it, has tho following to say:
It is not a crime to bc a member
of thc I. W .W., which is a radical
Labor organization that has been in
ex.stcnco for a groat ninny years,
and that is seeking to ovorthrow tho
wngo system. Nor is it a crimo in
itself to bo a Bolshovik. When
government begins to arrest everybody "suspected of boing a member
of tbe Iudustrial Workers of tbe
World," ond a governor can think
of no bottor way of running down a
murderer than to beseech hii state to
' stamp out Bolshevism, I. W. W.
ism and all seditious doctrines,""the
administration of tho law is in a bad
way in tho particular section of the
Shocking as they wero, tho Armistice day murdors at Centralia wero
not rcboliion or rovolution or sedition, or anyth'ng but plain murders.
There is testimony now which goes
to show that they wero not ovon pre-
meditated, but resulted from a conflict between members of the I. W.
W. and somo of thc marchers in the
parade who fell ont of lino and attacked the I. W. W. headquarters.
In oither event tho authorities of
tho Stato of Washington aro not confronted with a conspiracy to overthrow governmont ,but with a viola,
tion of tbe penal code, and official
lawlessness in a sorry antidote to individual lawlessness. Murdors are
committed by individuals, not by organizations, and guilt is a very personal matter.
In spite of tho poses of professional politicians and platform orators,
thore is no Bolshevist menace in tho
United States, and thore is no I. W.
W. nienaco that an ordinarily capable police force is not competent to
doal with. Thore is a great deal of
Bolshevist agitation, which is mainly
rhetorical, and tho I. W. W. leaders
are trying to capital ze industrial
discontent for the benefit of their pe
culiar economic theories.    But the
Amprtenn   ponplo uro  not  fnnl«t  and
they have not gone crazy. Thoy do
not peed a nurse to take them to
work in the morning ond bring tbem
homo at night lest thoy be corrupted
by the sedit'ous doctrines of soapbox orators. Tbey havo a great deal
more senso than tho politicians who
aro worrying nbout the quality of
thoir Americanism, and whenover
they aro put to tho tost they prove
Tho folly and incapacity of bungling pol t-icinns intrusted with the
rcsprfnsibilitios of government present a much graver danger to tho
country than all tho wild words of
all tbo wild agitators. It is only
whon governmont bogins to break
down undor tho woight of its own
stupid'ty tbat tho pooplo'a faith is
shaken in their institutions.
Tho remarks of tho Evening Post
as to immigration proceedings might
well bo cons dorod by the Dominion
government which onactcd amendments to tho Immigration Act, and
which do not allow of appeal to tho
courts of tbo lund to any individual
triod by government officials who
aro not in auy way free ngonls, but
employees of-tho governmont. Tho
courts are cnpablo of deciding
whether ony man is doing that which
he should not do, and no other court
sitting en camera is necessary unless there is somothing to cover up
in tbo methods of "justico" employed.
Oet Your Bond at the Fed. Offlco
During the Liberty Bond campaign
the Federatlonist Offlce will be open
each evon ng to 10 o'clock, Saturdays included, so tbat those desirous
of aiding tbo defense of the Workers arrested ln Winnipeg can be supplied wltb bonda without any difficulty, Oet behind a button, this Is
your flght.
Pittsburgh, Kan.—Tho coal takon
from the minos in this district has
not reached its destination. Tho
Snnta Fo switching crew at Front-
enac is roported to havo refused to
handle tho cars containing coal m'n-
od by non-union miners, thus blocking its distribution,
-Beattio's building trust closed.all
of tho city's larger auditoriums
against Wnltor Thomas Mills, nationally known loeturer nnd non-pnrll-
san lengue organizer, who was scheduled to speak in tho Arona Sunday
ovening on "Fmo Speech, Froe
Press and Froo Assombly."
Tho engine drivers and firemen on
the Trans-Continental Ruilway In
Au- trtilin linvo strnek work for In-
crcts A wnges in defiance of thc arbitration court.
Capitalist Papers Fail to;
Give Correct Version
of Election
Tho capitalist press is exceedingly h.uppy at the stinging "defeat"
of Socialism in France at the 'recent elections, and newspaper after
newspapor prints editorials to prove
that tho cause of tho workers has
gono down in signal rout in that
The Socialist.representation in the
French chamber of deputies declined about 20 as a result of the recont
elections. That is the only rag and
shred of truth upon which tho wholo
nation-wide barrage of lies is based.
The Socialist voto increased from
000,000 to 900,000 over that in 1914,
The exact figures aro not yet available, becauso of the clumsiness of
thc olection system, that tho crafty
old monkey—as the French workors
call tho man that the capitalist press
calls tho Tiger—imposed upon the
poople of France. But the vote that
was 1,100,000 in 1911, is already
known to be 1,700,000, and returns
from many eontrcs not yot known
trill certainly rasie tho total to
1,800,000 and possiblo to 8,000,000. '
In 1914 the Socialists cast 10 per
cent, of tho total vote.
In 1919, standing squarely for tho
Bussian Bolshov.ks, purged of all
"modem!*" elements, fighting bitterly tbe reaction and tho insane
"patriotism" ' that Clemenceau
stands for, they polled at least 28
por cent, of tho vote.
There was a new eloction systom,
erookeder than any Franco has
known since the foundation of tbo
republic, that gavo Fraboe—as one
statesman phraled it—votes without
representatives, and representatives
without votes, Henco the decline of
representatives in parliament. The
Socialists with a fair system would
have elected 175 members.
If the French elections wore a de-
feat for Socialism, then may tbere
be many of tbem! And if the old
system won a victory, let it win
many more! _
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Raided at Kamloops
(Continued trom page one)
ganization of his  right   to   have1 twogian leaders, to Moscow,
transportation paid. Small camps
can send delegates if tbey are willing to defray his expenses, including transportation.
The delegates will meet on
January 6, and.the,following daya
for committee work, the convention opening on January 8th.
If Is interesting to notice the
tactics which the employers win iff
resort to to intimidate the workers,
The Comox togging Bailway Co.
bave already had two strikes tbis
year owing to rotten conditions,
and although the company gave
promises of bringing tbeir campt.
up to the required standard, tbey
have deliberately and consistently
refused to do so, consequently fo!
some time there have been otl
donees of a determination on tbe
part ot the men to again take the
only aotioa which tne company
understand. To forestall this the
company notified their married
employees wbo live in company
houses that in the event ot trouble
they would have to vacate tne
houses on January 1st. Surely
these people do not think tbat
such paltry tactics' are going to
keep the workers docile and willing to put up with conditions which
are injurious to the health and
well-being of the Individual and
the community?
In Wednesday's Province it was
stated that at a meeting of lumber
men held in Calgary on Tuesday
the employers expressed, the opinion that the O.B.U. was the chief
obstacle in the way of harmonious
relations between tbe employer
and employee. This Is not the
case. The basic cause of the lack
ot harmony Is the antagonistic Interests of employers and worker
owing to the wages snd profit system; out apart from this, the antagonism which undoubtedly does
exist Is because tbe O.B.U., or at
any rate tho lumber workers section with which we are at this time
particularly concerned, insists that
the laws which are already on the
statute books of the provinces of
the Dominion and which, if enforced, would be beneficial to the worker shall be lived up to both In letter and spirit. To this the employers are solidly opposed, and
it iB a fight to the finish, the Lunv
berworkers Industrial Union ot tbe
O.B.U. demanding that tlie lawa
relating to sanitary conditions in
camp and mills—the semi-monthly
pay, etc., otc, shull be enforced.
Tho employers on the other hand
being prepared to resort to any and
every means to evade complying
with the Inws.
As usual those who are supposed
to administer the law, but do not
do so, side with the employer; for
instance, the mounted-upd city police on Monday last raided the district headquarters of the union at
Kamloops with a search warrant
for banned literature. Tbey took
away a sack full of matter, including lists of delegates, mailing lists
and al! correspondence. They are
welcome to do so.
This organization challenges the
fullest Investigation. It bas nothing to bide. All its business meetings are conducted with wide open
doors. We have.had secret service i
men acting as delegates, and we
knew It all the time. We are out
to advance the social and economic
Interests of the workers. Who ob.
Jects? ■
Only those people who proflt by
the exploitation and degradation of
the workers. What we want to
know Is why do not tbe police raid
every camp where tbe laws are
not lived up to and Jail the employer—why?
Here's our challenge to the employers and their hirelings, By the
end of 1920 the Lumber Workers
Industrial Unton will comprise 50,-
000 membera who will Bee Unit the
laws are enforced.
m. {The party is strongly anti-militar-
Polls 250,000 Votes for
Party That Endorsed
,; Fifty-two Socialists will be members of the incoming Norwegian parliament, tbo Socialist party at the
present general elections having polled 250,000 votes.
The party stands without reserve
On the side of the -Bolsheviki, and
neccfitly dispatched Bgede Nissen,
■me of the best known of the Nor-
A the Pantages las a tramp wanders into the draw-
Eddie Foy, most widely imitated, inK "><>m of * social queen and is
yet one of the most inimitable come- flirting with the liquor decantor
dians of the American stage,, will wl8n discovered and put to work as
Some montbs ago formally
:d_ned tho constitution of soldiers'
SOKictB by all men liable for military
t  Pass The Federationist along and
help get new subscribers.
headline the new bill at the Pantages beginning Monday afternoon,
assisted by his seven Younger Foys
in their new comedy, '.'Somewhere in
New York." Foy his been entertaining the publie for many years,
and his remarkably talented family
of children is following along the
same steps to fame. They present an
amusingly arranged offering that
gives them opportunity to show their
gofts as singers, dancers and impersonators.
Programmed as a vaudeville novelty surprise, the performance of the
Patrowaa, three men and two young
women, is said to be one of exceptional versatility. Thoy are singers,
dancers and musicians, yet it is with
marvelous feats ef strength that
they attain the greatest triumph.
Qeorge and May Le Fevre will be
seen -in an artistic dance offering
that presents dances of long ago and
today. They are said to carry a .10,.
000 collection of novel headgear and
gorgeous costumes.
"The New Janitor" is a rolliek-
ing comedy playlet presented by Bozo Archer and Blanche eBlford. Bozo
the new. janitor. Hyman and Myer
will bring along much clover comedy,
singing and a pianologue*with which
they have been scoring marked success. Bay Lawrence, billed as "Just
an American Girl," sings and wears
a stunning collection of gowns and
hats.   •••
One rannal Overdue -i
The senate of Canada cost the
people ef Canada $292,095.27 in the
fiscal yoar of 1918. Of this''.171,-
103.05 was for indemnities and transportation. On account of transportation alone $3,997.45 wai paid, although the'senators, like members
of thc Houso of Commons, travel on
passes. For salaries ef senate offlclsls and contingencies, $113,503.07
was paid.. \ , ,, - ..
"Contingencies," like "charity,"
appear to cover a multitude of
things, in vthe case ef tke senate
at least. For example nine leather
trunks were paid for under the bead
of senate contingencies aad the.cost
of-these was .450. For HS small
stationery trunks $2*0 were paid. A
new blaek rod was bought for tke
gentleman usher ef the Blaek Bod,
and this cost #17. This particular rod
of correction does riot appear to havo
been used to very jmJ effect sa almost directly after the> $W Hem for
this wo flnd thejp'.'othar items; $90
for official gowp,-$75,^1% official
suit; $90 for official hat.lrtid case,
and $30 for Kvory suit.. Even Christmas gratuities to tbo amount of 111
and $2050 for attending the funeral
of Sir MncKeniie BoWfli wero chaffed up to senate contiijjfcnciei.
"There is one other funeral far
which the people of Canada would
pay a good deal more than $20.51,
and that is the funeral of the senate
itself,'" aaya the Farmers' Su.
"Thii funeral ii long overdue."
An annual business ot more than
$60,000,000 wu don during 1918 tf
tke. eleven eo-operative associations
of New Zealand. A net prolt of IL-
000,000 was distributed anrtag 80,000
shareholders. The New Zoaland cooperative societies look forward to
the federationw ith co-operative of
Australia and eventually with those
ef. the wholo British Empire.
What aboat renewing yonr
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?
Workers' Liberty Bond Buttons
aro Issued to every purchaser of a
bond. Have you got yours yet Oet
behind a button and show that you
ire willing to help all yoa can the
defense of tbe men arrested In Winnipeg,
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 year. No. so   THE BRITISH COLUMBIA FEDERATIONIST    Vancouver, b. ft
...Deeember 12, 1010 i
Here Are a Few of Onr Special! for One Week,
Commencing Friday, December 12
Almond Paste, ',i-lb. pkt 40c
Crown Brand Syrup, 21b...88c
Blue Label Ketchup, large
,   botUe 3Qc
Ocnuiuc Pride of Canada
Maple Syrup, qt. tins....86c
Genuine Pride of Canada
Maple Syrup, qt. boltlcs..He
Genuine Pride of Canada
Maple Syrup, Ve gnl 11.56
Ben   Ami,   powdered   or
brick  ...;... »V,c
Shelled Walnuts, i.i-lb. pkt..32c
Wethey 's Mince Meat, pkt..lGc
Beckett's Blue, per pkt Sc
Old Dutch Cleanser, tin .... Be
Crisco, lib. tin  38c
Crisco, 3-Ib. tin .„ 11.15
| Laundry Soap, 4-lb. bars SOc |
Mack's No-Hub Tablet   Sc
SDutch Tea RuskB, pkt.- 10c
Christie's Soda  Biscuits,   per
tin -82c
Oifflth's Seedless Raisins, per
pkt.'. 18'/2c
Huh Maid Seeded Ksisins, per
pkt ,.20'/2c
White Navy Beans   7c
Maple   Leaf   Milk,   large
slit tint ll'/ijc
Finest    Australian    Currants,
per lb 27c
Finest Dronicdary Dates, per
pkt _ 26c
F.nest Tapioca, per lb 14c
Finest Japan Rice, lb I6V2C
Finest Citron Peel, lb 66c
Finest Lemon Peel, lb 40c
Finest Orangs l'ccl; -lb 40c
Excelsior Dates, pkt 22c
Kmpress Mince Meat, 2-lb. tin
for ." 40c
Bournville Cocoa (Cadbnry's),
■ jj-lh. lin  25c
| Oio Cubes, large tins    19c |
Wax Candles, largo, 3 l'er..lOc
Eggo Baking Powder, i in... 25c
Royal Baking Powder, tin. 40c
Quaker Corn, per tin  18c
Cottage Peanut Butter, 16-oz.
;jor .....26c
Delmoute Corn, per tin 24c
| Maybloom Tea, per lb,..5Sc |
Purity llonr, 7-lb. bag 40c,
Pastry Spice,   Ginger,  Cinnamon, tin  10c
Empress Mustard, per tin..l3c
Libby's Tomato Soup, tin..llc
Largo tins  Snap  18c
Magic Washing Tablets, per
pkt :.,:.:. .isc
Large Sunlight Soap, bar.... 7c
Lux, per pkt HVgC
B. k — Wheat Flakes, per
■ pkt,  19c
Ivory Soap, per bar  SVtb
Clark's    Chilli    Sauce,    per
bottle  .26c
Ranlsuy's Soda Biscuits,   per
pjtt ....26c
Reindeer Coffee and Milk, per
tin' .'....'i.j. .....14c
Wild  Bose  Pastry Flour,
10-lb, sacks 64c (
Cottom's Bird Seed, pkt 20c
Table Salt, per sack 7c
Specials from the Fruit Department
Soft Shelled Walnuts, lb 36c    Choice Table Figs, lb 40c
Choice Eating Apples, 3 lbs.    ^^ 0rttpMj lb      ^
Peanut's,'perib. "1. .......ini Filbert Nuts,,per lb. ■■....■.40c
Prosecution Witnesses
Prove Good Witnesses
for  the  Defense
(Continued from Pago ■-.■!)
Co-operative Store Doing
Good  Business  and
Prospects Bright
. The Co-operative Store at 41
Pender Street West is meeting
with great success. A steady flow
of orders are coming In daily, and
tbe membership has now passed
the 1,000 mark. The' G.W.V.A. Cooperative Society of South Vancouver has .transferred its membership to the Vancouver Co-operative
Society ahd branch stores will be
£'/ Parisian •
Ivory Direet
from France
Oiir French' Irory. section lias
grown to .dlmrtwions of * distinct
dopartment of (wnticlerabto iinnn-
inpntc.  ' '  -
Tint stock now unbraces iiractl-
rslly everything jirodu'efcU ill tills
lifitDtiful ware.
As ft' Christmas (lift Fronch Ivory
is wonderful!)' appropriate and Is
highly, valued loth fnr Its beauty
and  il*  uliMty,
A small deposit will ensure yonr
selection  liriutf put aside for you.
I          Thi HoaH of Diamonds
 At Oonnr gggdgr .__
opened up In tbat locality just as
soon as a suitable place can be
found. The membership in North
Vancouver Is also almost big
enough to warrant the opening ot
a branch store, and this matter ts
also under consideration. Residents of Port Mbddy, New Westminster, .Colllngwood East, - Lytton
and other places are also desirous
ot opening branches, and aro working to that end. Prospects for a
big movement look exceptionally
bright and wage earners are looking forward to the building up ot
a splendid business and educational movement. Tbe manager and
directors aro working hard to attend to the needs of the membership nnd appreciate the co-operation that is being displayed by the
bulk of tbe members. Although
there is no cut prices the clorks
are kept busy filling u(i the shelves.
Worken' Liberty Bond Buttons
an issued to every purchaser ef a
bond. Hare yeu'got yours yet Oet
behind a button and show that-you
an willing to help all you can the
defense ef the men arrested in Winnipeg.
' A book store lias been opened ln
Tacpma, Wash., by Charles Hay-
mdr, who runs tho "Raymer's Old
Bopk Store," of Seattle. The B. C.
Foderationist and nil kinds of other
books and papers are on sale.
Tlui. address Is 1317 Paciilc Avenue,
Taeoma, Wash.
.Ail. the work done by tlio following Vancouvorr Jewelry firms
is performed by non-union labor,
and Organlied labor should make a
special note of this at the present
time. All tlie linns In the city not
on-this'list arc employing union
■:■ tod it .Manning, 574 Granville St.
II. McDonald, 418 HastingB St. W.
Littleton    Bros.,    119    Hastings
Sti ,W.
" (Srasslc & Co.. 318 I'nmbie St.
' Ulggar     Estate,    23     Hastings
Quality Clothes
Made by Union labor; sold by Union
clerks; and finished on the premises by
Union tailors.
, Knows .Nothing of Capital
"Do you know that capital is orgnnized internationallyf" Mr. McMurray asked him. "I don't know
anything about capital," his worship
replied. "Were you a member of
the Citizens CommitteeV" counsel
nsked. "I was not," came the reply.
"Well, that explains it," Hind Mr.
McMurray. Mr.-McMurray contended that the strike was (tailed because
two or three stubborn men who were
20 years boh nd progress, refused to
accept the principle of collective bargaining, already in operation 'between tho eity and its employee?,
and accepted by many large linns.
Mayor Gray suid tlie right, of tho
police to collective bargaining was
not taken away from them ,only tho
right to sympathetic strike. He said
that tho city always dealt with tho
"force," not tho Policemen's Union,
and that was the way it will continue.
In support of his stand that the
fight of the Ironmasters was taken
over by the interests, Mr. McMurray
read the answer given to tho offer
for negotiations for settltoment by
Labor, six days after the general
striko waa called. It was taken down
by him ,and ver'Jled by the iron men,
his worship said. "They said," the
statement read, "that at. tho request
of the Citizens Committee, which
they adhered to, thoy had nothing to
say at the present time."
"I do not want to discredit the
mayor," Mr. McMurray said, in ans-'|
wcr to a question from Justice Metcalfe, "but 1 do want to d'scrodit
somo other citizens." In a lengthy
recital, whicli bore all the appearance of having been well committed
to memory beforc his appearance in
court. Mayor Oray attempted to givo
an explanation of the statements appearing in the Strike Bulletin, in
which ho was charged with rescu:ng
a gun man and losing his mental bal*
He said that he had a right to assist in preventing tho arrest of Major
Howard, Senator Robertson's aide.
Chief of the features of the evidence given by Mr. Carruthers, was
his unwillingness to state with any
degreo of exactness tho financial loss
sustained as a result of the strike.
Mrj McMurray, in his cross-examination, clearly showed that Mr. Carruthers was fencing, and that owing
to tho Crescent Creamery not having
made profits to their liking on previous occasions the people of AVinnipeg
wcro forced to suffer for the lack of
milk. He was forced to admit that
tho strike committee were disposed
io co-operate so that no one would
suffer, and the the issuance of strike
curds was with thc best intentions..
It wus also brought "out that thc
strike had been ordorly, nnd tho inference was that tho chief thing that
worried Mr.' Carruthers at the time
thc striko was called, was tho poten-
tial loss wh:ch would be suffered by
the company, and not so much tho
inconvenience and suffering thc children of tho city would have to undergo.
With tho ovidence coming to light
in a way that seemed to please Mr.
McMurray, Mr. Andrews rose in a
temper and objected to tho questions
which wero being asked, Justice
Metcalfe curtly advised Mr. Andrews that ho could not vory well
deny thc accusod tho right of counsel.
Mr. Andrews sat down und a tit-
tor went through tho courtroom.
You must, udinit, Mr. Carruthers,"
Mr. McMurray nskod, "that the
strike committee gave up a part of
their fighting strength to sec to it
that there would bo no suffering.";
Mr. Carruthers said sheepishly ho
guessed they did. Asked if the loss
to the Crescent Creamery would
amount to #100,000, Mr. Carruthers
would uot venture a guess other thun
"t might amount to that much. He
refused to estimate the loss in profits in two -days. Mr. McMurray directed the witness' attention to the
Citizens Commit lee, asking If he
knew them. He was told thut he did
not know them, becauso thoy numbered n thousand. Mr. McMurray
told Justice Metcalfe, when it Wftti
jokingly suggested that it would bc
hard to mention till of the members'
names, that a baker's dozen would
bo quito sufficient. Mr. Carruthers
named some of the men.
Mr. McMurray stopped him at
"Thompson." "Is he a lawyer J"
Bad Mr. McMurray. Judgo Metcalfe
suggested thot if ho was a lawyer,
ho would not bo a capitalist, Mr.
McMurray averred that he might bo
employed by a capitalist or corporation. Mr. Andr<|W8 interposed with
tho remark: "If you want to know
about the Citizens Committee, you
might read about its work in the
London Times."
Mr. McMurray asked Mr. Andrews
wbo it was that wroto it for the
Loudon Times. Dr. Garvin assumed
a ministerial air, when he stiirtod to
give his testimony, but under erosa
examination by Mr, McMurray, soost
gave evidence that his dignity had
changed to embarrassment. Tie remained on the stund only a few ml-
nutes, during whii.h he told of the
"terrible" conditions iu the doctor's offices in the Summerset. Block,
because of the elevators being stopped running making it necessary for
thom to curry water up several
flights of stairs. "And ytm couUl
work if you wanted lo ,on'lv tbe lubor was gone!" "Yes," admitted
Dr. Garvin, reluctantly .
Mention the Federationist when
you make a purchase at a store.
Professor Angus
Discusses International
Exchange Rates
(Continued from page 1)
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chango was gold, but that tho ship
ping of gold in all cases would be
waste, and so thoso payments wero
made in the first place by a bill of
exchange, and if thero was no inequality of goods exchanged, )»y-
ments by theso bills or exchstiRe
would balanco themselves, und tlio
exchange would bo mndo at
par. He said that il' this was not
done, then tho payments would bo
mude in gold, ns if there wus any
attempt to exceed the cost of this
exchange it would exceed the cost,
of shipping tho gold. He pointed
out tbat tho position of a country,
wns not determined by its posiitoii
to any ono country, but tho puttitioit
of that country to the world,, ami
that in proportion to its debts to the
rest of thc world, so would its exchange rate be governed.
He pointed' out that countries
needing gold in a hurry would havo
to pay a pitmiium for it, and thnt
any country not using gold as its
standard may have paper currency
which was inconvertible to gold, and
gave tho position of Great Britain
us an instance, which issued largo
! numbers of currency notes which
were uot convertible to gold, although they niight be worth a pound
in Knglnnd, and payment of a pound
sterling might bo made wilh thorn,
but not with a pound in gold, the
paper currency being practically
worthiess in a foreign country. This
would mako a greater difference in
the exchange rato than if conditions
were normal. He pointod out that
u shortage of gold would bring about
a decrease in prices, as thc
prico of gold would increase
with the demand, just as did tho
price of commodities under similar
conditions, while tlio increases of inconvertible paper currency would .increnso prices, and not until any
country could get a reserve of gold
Suggests That There Be General
Closing Down of Industry
(Continued trom page 1)
soldiers in a parade, we are getting well along in clearing the
way for industrial prosperity, unhampered by thi dangers <rf
Bolshevist upheaval.
It may bo said thnt the oullook is clearer for industrial peace
than at any time for some months! ,
The disposition of the railroads is the most important loiig->|
distance problem before us. The arrangement between the British government and the railroad companies provides for state
control to continue af at present, for two years after thc declaration of peace. .This includes, payment of dividends to railroad shareholders. Whatever may be done here about; control,
a guaranteed rental for a considerable period is absolutely essential.
As usual, the pendulum has swung too far, and many securities have become good business investments. Impulsive and
reckless uprushing of prices has been cured—at least for thc
present—but securities whose earnings and prospects warrant
it. will regain sonic of thcir advance. If the cure has been effectual, the bludgeon of high money rates will be laid aside,
flic United States must bc called upon for a considerable period
for the articles that the world is short of, or out of altogether,
and those companies equipped with large capital and great facilities for making such articles, must reap the benefit and thcir
securities grow more valuable. As to those concerns which in
tho last four or five years have earned and.added to surplus
more than thc present market price of their securities, like the
steels, investment in them, to hold, must prove beneficial.
. The abovi/ from. a confidential document published by thc
ihiaucial. iuiuicrts of the United Stutei, will throw net a little
light on the steel and coal mining strikes in thot country. Thc
source of the confidential document is thc firm of J. S. Bachc &
Co., membera of the New York Stock Exchange. The Bachc
Hoview, is the title-of this beautifully candid document.
It will be noticed that there is a direct incitement, to violence
in the passage having reference to thc rising en masse against
the I. W. AV. in thc west. This is particularly apprehensible to
say the least, when it is considered that it is based on.a misstatement of fact, as it was definitely proven at the coroner's
inquest, that the parade turned out of it's way to attack thc 1.
AV. W. Hall, and not until that attack was commenced did thc
men fire on the paraders.
Small business men have been in the habit of swallowing all
that thc press has had to say about organized Labor. Employ,
ers of Labor, with a lesser status thau the "captains of industry," have believed all that has been told them as to the vicious.,
ness of the workers, but they have never been allowed to see
into the inner workings of Big finance. The above will give
them a little light on this subject, and may possibly convince
them that the "publie be damned" is not the policy of the
workers, but thc policy of big business. This is not thc first
time that The Federationist has been able to publish confidential
information supplied to the higher-ups, for our temerity in doing
this, the paper has been thc subject of vicious attacks, the latest
exposures will bring down on this paper the wrath of thc big
fellow, but being prepared, and forewarned, let the storm come.
There have been others that have been weathered, and. thc onc
in the offing will pass over and Thc Federationist will still continuo to expose ruling class methods of conducting big business.
and instanced the number of people
in Great Britain that received pen*
sions from India. Then (here were
remittances to dependents in other
countries, carriage of goods between
countries hy other thnn their own
bottoms, interest puyments on debts,
tho banking expenses thnt these
payments entailed, unit shipments of
gold and silver; all these nave rise
to the need of foreign payments
and international exchange, lie
stated that in ti period of time these
payments must balance, and that it
wits int|K}SHihUi to liavo a eountry
sending nut more then it took in. lie
said that we often hear of n favor
able or unfavorable balanco of tindiv
whieh often only referred to one
form of payment, namely thnt of ex
change of commodities, nnd that thi;
term was largely superficial, lie
stated that the only money that was
universally accepted ia foreign ex-
No grinding
or "killing"
AltliiHi|[h nilyunid iimtlimln huve
removed th:* t»rllin> . fron) Hut
proem of grinding tho ctwiwl
and devlUlUlng ihu |ml)> ("kill..
Ink" thc nerve)—(bono ni'iiCMtrr
factor* In ilu» .mild Inn in of thn
ordinary dental bridge, limiil
peoplo still dread lho dentil
"hair, and for thin reason allow
their teeth to fall Into aurli n
slate of dtnrepair that the britlftn
liertmit's an imposrlljlHty for.
Such |nr.ji]i' will lie delighted tn
know that the new Removable
Hrldge ean bo fitted whero (he or-.
dtnary bridge ran not tie. fur Uf*;
of nuppoi'tlng teeth fn tho proper-
ponitlon. Also thai, no grinding of
tho enamel or "killing" tho nerve
in necessary.
I have tho chM-rilUl mnrlilnery for
tlio making and fitting of thla new
denture and xlinll he glad lo ti-
plaln It.
Dr. Lowe
Fiat Dentistry
Huh Sqr. il«
Opposite Wooawird'i
would that old position bc regained
whieh obtained prior to ihe issuance
of the paper currency. He dealt
wilh the effect thut this difference
in the exchange rate between Oreat
Britain and America hud oo trade,
pointing out thut it would havo the
tendency for the British lo sett
cheap to other nations, and refrain
from buying abroad;, in fact hud
acted just us . a clumsily erected
turilMiarrier would do. He ques-
fioned whether this would be altogether of bonclit to the old lund. In
conclusion he staled that while
Oreat Britain had the worst of tho
exchange with the !', S. A., European countries bad the same position
with their relations to the old land,
and as many of the European nations made their payments to the
tl. 8. A. through London, this hud
n tendency to keep the British ex"-
j change rate down.
In reply to n question from Pel-
Knvaiiiigh, Pmfessor Angus stated'
thot. tlio British sovereign hud notj
lost any'of its value, Irat it wiis thoi
credit of paper money, not the gold.-
thnt had depreciated. Del. Kuva I
nagh took Ihe position lhat Victory f
Bonds were not, currency, but loans,
and he was supportc-d in this by the
Other questions were asked, and
Del. Karnaugh and Chas. Lestor
spoke for a short time on the inter*
nntional aspect of the situation, tali,
ing thc. position that thero was u«
way out: of the muddle, and, ns Bel.
Knvnnagh stated the only people
that ean solve tlio problems raised
j aro tho working people, and they
! hnve not yot been asked to do so. A
.vote of thanks was extended to the
( professor by President Midgley, who
stated that the council would no |
doubt be pleased to hour the pro-
j fessor on thp question of the distribution of wealth. The meeting then
' adjourned,
'international Is
Ignoring the Facts
(Continued from page J)
showing a Htomly improvement
; from month tn month, with the
< month of Novomlwr Htunding
. the bunnei- month In the matter of
' Incomo, the receipts being: In i
j eess of ...,0(i n, to be exnet, 18,230.:
Lot it bo remembered that me
first membership cards in tho
O.n.t.1. wero not issued until the
beginning of .Inly, consequently
this only represents tho flrst live
months life of the organization
Delegnte MeVety In reported to
have stnted that Andy Shlllnnd
was attending, to tlie rc<irganl/.n
linn of thc miners In the Crow's
Nest 1'nss. The principal mining
camp In tho Crow's Nest Paso In
The following Is it copy of a tele
gram received, from Fertile on
Wednesday, tho lib instant, and
the following dny. even the "Dally
Hun" Hilmitted that Ferule bud
again attached Itself lo tho One
Dig Union.
Fernio, B. C, Dee. », lit in.
Victor It. .Mldgley,
Wl North West Bldg.,
Vancouvor, B. C.
Fornio gone.solid for the o.B.I!.
Hush supplies lo cover Cd0 members.   Money forwarded.   Send 11.
Beard. Nalnl, B. 0,i supplies also.
The   following telegram   nskltig
for 1,000 membership casos lo be
scut to Kdinonton w«« also received the name day:
Blairmore, Altn., Dec. I), 1910.
V. It. Mldgley,
4D1 North Wost Bldg.,
Vancouvor, B. C.
Supplies received.    Am   leaving
might.   8ond mc 1,000 to Kdmoii-
\   Carbondale over top, AO!) to
The Carbondale miners' union
referred to in the telegram, wm«i
is located at Coleman, Alta., and
was formerly known aa Local No.
2227, United Mine Workers of
America, took a secret ballot on
Saturday last on tho queatlon of
joining tlie O.B.U., the result be-
ing 300 tor and 36 against.
Can Delegate McVety or any
other representative ot Interna:
tional form of organization deny
these facts If they think they
can, the offlcors of the O.B.U.
would he pleased to moot them on
the platform" at a public meeting
at unv time convenient.
.   BUT   TOUB   XKA8
Xmas Gifts
• :    '• -'       ,.'■ '"'-.   ■'   $ fa; 3   -'''
—are always appreciated' on account of their lasting
qualities—so why not give something-twweai'. The remembrance of such a gift will linger long in the
memory of the recipient. ..   '
—when you can get reaJ practical gifts in the form of
Lovely Fun and Smart, Up-to-date Clothes for Ladies,
and Nifty Togi for Men at the "New York" on the
easiest of terms.  -In fact, it's the, one place where
Your Credit Is Good
—Oome in tomorrow ami we'll help you solve your
Remember Our. Slogan:-'' PAY-THE-EASY-WAY''
Drew Well on Eaay Termi at the
New York Outfitting Co., Ltd.
Opposite Province Office
Sey. 1361
The Blairmore coal miners' unit
of the O.B.U. have succeeded . so
well with the organization of the
minera ln their dlstriot that they
are now turning to the organization of the retail stores.
This week they have ordered
three union shop cards. One for
a butcher shop, and two for barber
shops. Tbe demand for supplies
during the past month has been so
great that the offlce ot the general
executive board haa been unable
to supply all of thc requirements.
The demand (or membership cases
and enamel buttons has been particularly heavy, and thero are at
the present moment,-orders on file
for 3,000 membership cases that
cannot be filled.
Since 'the beginning of July
membership cases In excess of
36,000 have been issued from headquarters. If the international representatives still doubt these facia,
tho secretary will bo pleased to
furnish them or any of their members with proof.
.The striko at Kimberley of the
metal miners still contlnuos. Ar
though the men have been out tos
r considerable period of time, ahd
have been evjctbd from' the $oni;
pony's property, they nrfc determined to stay with it .until they
,The (JeiJogates attending the re^
cent Coal Miners' O.B.U. convention at Calgary,' upon boarding the
train tor home on December 3rd,
found 17 men on their way to the
Klmberley mines. The Labor
Bureau, according to these men,
had informed them that the striae
was   over,   nnd   everything   O.K;,
When   the   O.B.U. .delegates   In.
formed them of the true situation, |
they would .gladly have got off tIM j
train, btit did not have possession J
of tbeir baggage checks, and consequently, they were forced to tin- j
ish their trip.   President Beard, ot J
the Coal Miners'   section of  the
O.B.U., on returning to his home <
at Natal telephoned fo the secre- _
tary of the Loggers' Union at Cran-,
broolc to meet the trs.n and give
theso men the correct information,
and we understand that their Journey 'ended at Cranbrook.
Comrade Gill, along with Han- I
sen, Is doing goad work  in 'the
Drumheller   Valley.     Thoy   hnve
wired this week for supplies for an
additional COO members.
A Shipbuilders' Unit of the
O.B.U. has been organised at Port
Arthur, Ont.
., Hnve you got jour houd yett If
not remember that the eump:,i»n
elosed-December 16.. Nawis the
time to do your.bit. .
London, England.- Tlie British
government has' dropped its scheme
to make strikes illegal and to pro-
hiiiit trade union's from giving financial aid to strikers. Trade union
representatives voices their objection
to the plan. These proposals were
Contained in a bill that is-intended
to replace the wages (temporary reg.
illation) act.. An industrial' court ;
was to he created and the court's
decision eould not be resisted hy
striko. '   .       . t
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