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Interesting Interview with Mr,
Gobar"—Disappointed with
British Elections
Views of Modernists—Economic
Slavery—Education is the
Only Solution
TT WAS the  privlegle  of a  repre
sentatlve of this paper to have a
most interesting Interview with Ja-
tintlra Charan Goho, who is better
I known In the field of sport as Mr.
[ Gobar, the Indian wrestler. Mr.
Goho is a native of Calcutta. He received his primary education there
and later went to Pet* House, Cambridge, where he took a special
course In literature and political history, •
Mahatma Ghandi and his non-cooperative movement was touched
upon In the Interview. He felt that
Ghandi was still the great force In
India, and that he was n man who
had at heart the best interests of
the Indian people. He pointed out
that it was not the desire of Ghandi
nor his party to be separated from
England, but, rather, that they should
have "home rule." The means that
they were adopting—and were urging others to follow—was to organize the whole of India, the masses,
to adopt a form of civil disobedience
towards and non-co-operation with
the British authorities. It was their
policy to attain their objective, first
with the spirit of brotherhood and
love as the predominating force, and
then, If this did not succeed as it
ought, then they must rely upon non-
co-operation as being the next most
efficient weapon to accomplish that
end. They were absolutely opposed
to war.
Disappointed With Elections
It was the opinion of Mr. Goho
that the result of the recent elections ln England will havo a most
unfortunate effect upon the affairs
1 In India. The feeling of sympathy
that they naturally expected from
t)he labor government In England,
they realize, will never be shown by
the conservatives, who have recently
been swept into power. The reactionary attitude that they would, in
all probability, assume, will bo such
as---to arouse the Indian peoplo
adopt more aggressive methods to
gahj their objectivo.' This is to be
deplored, but it cannot be laid at
tho door of tho natives of India.
High -Mural Standard
He further pointed out that there
was a great need for a government
with a high moral standard, it' It is
to resist or in any appreciable way
control the vested interests so that
they will not usurp the rights ul'
thc masses, not only of ihis, but of
all countries. The promises made to
I.Kliii b.v Lloyd George were referred
to, when In August, 1.D17, he assured
them of "home rule" after the war,
but, after conditions had arisen,
which wore, by tlio way, tho result
,/>f the 'unfortunate actions of the
Hritish government, they have refused   to  fulfill thoir  promises.
Tho imperialism whicli has beon
and ls yet being ingrained into the
minds of the young people of England and of her dominions, he felt,
was to be deplored. It was creating
a condition of mind and an atmosphere that was not conducive to the
best and to the quickest results, in
so far as the rights of the masses
in India are concerned.
The  Modernists
There was still a small group in
India, the modernists, Mr. Goho said,
who believed that England would
yet make good her promises and that
India would be granted her rights
voluntarily on the part of England
herself. After having watched the
attitude during the past few years,
on tho part of England, the numbers
who had such faith are gradually
Economic Slavery
It appeared to him he said, aa
though the sleavery, which is everywhere to be found where capitalism
holds sway, Is the root cause of the
great unrest in India, although it is
being told to the world nt large,
through the medium of the capitalist press, that the whole affair in
India is the result of political agitation on the part of a few, and that
the people ln India were not, as yet,
ready for home rule. The people in
India are anxious to gain, "home
rule" bo that they might expend
more- money on the development of
their educational Institutions for the
enlightenment of their people, rather
than spend the amount of money
that they are upon the upkeep of
th Anglo-Indian army.
Education the Solution
Education, tri the opinion of Mr,
Goho, was the solution, and further,
that If the people of India were to
gain their own way, It ls to educa-
catlon that they would turn their
every attention. With Illiteracy removed, the internal differences and
strife would amount to naught. So
long, however, as money which should
be spent upon education was boing
spent upon the army, to the neglect
of the former, the unfortunate conditions which exist In India today
will not be materially improved.
It  would  appear  that   India  was
ijli^ has died, and the first ex-
citemV.*'', '.iver the British elections
has sub \S A, it Ib possible to make
a cool UX sis of the roults that
have come 3»'and, though complete
returns are *' **r ret available.
Surh an ah .ysls snows that the
real situation was not revealed In
the flaming headlines of the dally
press, wherein the public were informed that labor was "submerged,"
and had sustained a "stinging defeat," or in tho snappy eitorlals written In the atmosphere of these scare
To understand the position accurately, let it be clearly remembered
that labor, while nominally in office,
was not actually tn power in the last
parliament , having only had 187
seats In a house of 616. It only remained In office by virtue of liberal
support, and In every crucial instance when a real measure of Boclal
reform was Introduced by tho government that measure had either to
be  withdrawn  or amendments were
Mrs. Henderson Replies to the
Lecturer at the Open Forum
on Russian Situation
Speaking before (the Open Forum
at the First Congregational church
Sunday afternoon, D. V. Fleming, M.
A., chose us his subject: "Is the Modern Labor Movement Christian?" His
address was in reply to the address
given by Mr. J. S. Woodsworth, M.P.,
two weeks  previous.
Mr. Fleming stated that he had
every respect for Mr. Woodsworth as
a man, but he felt that his arguments, like those of many other labor speakers, were strong on sentiment, but wealft on facts. He referred to WS. Woodsworth's statement
that all the men who really controlled the financial life of our dominion
oould be seated on the platform of
that church, and said thnt admittedly there are but few big men trained
In that line of work and capable of
handling finance.
In referring to Germany', Mi1.
Fleming asserted that Germany, owing to the manipulation of her mark,
had move or less freed herself from
dobt, and for that reason she was
placing herself in such a position that
she could underbid hor old enemies
on tho world's markets today. Hence
it was essential that thc allies build
up a national debt for hor that she
could not avoid paying and so keep
her down  with  the rest of  us.
Russia was referred to by the
speaker as having a form of government which was based on the authority of tlie bayonet and T. N. T..
otc. Froodom in that country was
unknown, and of the 100,000,000 or
so of tlie Russian population only
about (JOO.OOO were communists,, and
It was these few who woro dominating the political life of the Russian
peoplo. Atheism was the dominating influence among the pommu-
nists.    Freedom    of    the    press,    of
which largely nullified its
The Housing; bill, introduced by
Mr. Wheatley, minister of health, was
a striking example of this mutilation.
It was only In the realm of foreign
affairs, where the jurisdiction of the
house of comons Is not Involved at
the preliminary stages, that Ijabor
had a free hand to show its human-
itarlanism and Its capacity to govern,
In that field Ramsay MacDonald haB
won his laurels, extracting admiration from even his bitterest opponents. It Is largely due to hfs influence and policy that Burope has
been dragged from a chaotic condition of national spites and jealousies
into a new era of international friendship and understanding. Since his
advent the League of Nations has
entered upon a new lease of life and
power. The Ruhr has been evacuated. A loan has been negotiated to
re-establish Germany. Another loan
was about to be given to Russia. The
British-Turkish dispute regarding
Iraq, which was a legacy from the
Ljoyd-George regime, has been settled through arbitration. A now policy of diplomacy was established, and
a new and cleaner atmosphere created ln European relationships.
While these successes attended the
foreign policy of the Labor government, nt home they were thwqrted
and blocked in every attempt they
made to deal with the terrible problems confronting them at home, especially those relating to unemployment and housing conditions. All
efforts on their part to inaugurate a
new social policy were rendered
abortive and, in addition, a recurring series of pin-pricking resolutions were introduced with the sole
object of lowering labor prestige and;
showing Its subservience to liberal
votes. In fact, the very success of
labor In foroign affairs made it necessary to bring about Its downfall,1
und after the jealous aud vindictive
speech delivered about two months
ago by Lloyd-George it was seen that
the days oft he labor government
would soon  be numbered.
With a series of resolutions to be
presented at intervals, on any one of
which the govornment. to maintain
Its Independence, would have to mako
a definite stand, Ramsay MacDonald
and his cabinet decided to meet their
fate.ut the earliest opportunity rather
than elay the crisis which could only
have bcen postponed for a fow
weeks. The result of the general
olection which followed are now sufficiently complete at tlie time of writing to show tho stato of the throe
politieal parties, and a tabulation of
the votes polled and tlie seats held
in the last two elections show the
relativo gains and losses sustained by
Votes recorded in last two elections:
mil lfiM**
Conservatives   .... G,256,760 7,fi.)7,S(H
Labor     3,940,Slil r.,r>3(S,82S
•Liberals      3,778,370 2,1)4-1,581!
Miscellaneous   ....      <S70,S1!> 312,000i
18,646,770  16,391,213
The liberal figures for 1923 combine   the   votes   cast   for   Asriuithian
liberals, 2,327,744,' and Lloyd-Gebrg-
speech and of religion was unknown! lari  liberals,   1,450,632.
In  Russia,   he  asserted.
Unfortunately for the speaker, the
meeting was thrown open for questions and short speeches, and Mr.
Fleming fared very badly at the
hands of those who chose to take
the platform. Mrs. dlose Henderson
happened to be a member of the
audience. She was requested to take
the platform, and, having done so,
she most effectively combatted what
was considered by many present to
be most unreliable—the informntion
given by the lecturer, Mrs. Henderson
quoted tho remaks of Sir Donald
Mann and members of the U. S. senate who had been to Russia, Those
remarks, It was shown, were quite
at variance with those given by the
speaker of the afternoon, Mr. Fleming, It appeared to many, was quite
put out at having his own authority
questioned, though he had never
beon to Russia and knew nothing of
that country first hand, while the
others had such knowledge.
Labor Candidates Nominated for
Aldermen and School Board
in the Coming Contest
Last Friday night the following
candidates were nominated for the
city council by the general council of
the Canadian Labor party: Ex-Aid.
R. P. Pettipiece, ward ill; F. A.
Hoover, ward lv;'G, C. Thom, ward
v; Ex-Aid. W. J. Scrlbblns, ward vil;
Angus Mclnnis, ward vlll.
For school trustees: R. Skinner, A.
V. Lofting and Dr. W. .1. Downie.
being held and controlled by the
British government for an ln the
Interests of the Industrialists, who
are today exploiting, not only the
resources, but the ' people of India,
nnd as the result of the low wages
thoy are making onormous profits,
while at the same time they can
sell their manufactured products so
as to reduce very materially tho
standard of wag*es of the workers in
other lands.
•The 1924 figures were telegraphed
from London on October 30, when a
number of constituencies had still to
be   heard   from.
Members    returned    in.   last    two
Conservatives      257
Labor        187
Liberals         158
Other  parties          13
To be heard   from         ■—
. It will be seen from theso tables!
tbat tiie conservatives have made
lnrge gains in votes, probably due
to the excitement raised amongst i
apathetic voters at the last moment1
over the publication of tho Zinovleff
lotter, tho authenticity of which a
committee under the chairmanship of
Lord Haldane ts now Investigating.
The enormous gain that the conservatives made In seats, however, is
out of all proportion to the votes
they polled, for with a minority vote
in the country they have a majority
of nearly 200 scats in the house. This
majority, which rests on such shaky
and Insecure foundations, may eventually turn out to be their undoing,
for large parliamentary majorities in
the past have been notoriously difficult to handle and have usually disintegrated Into rival factions In comparatively short periods of timo.
Turning to the labor position, ft
was obvious that a continuance of
the old system whereby its policy
was dictated by the liberals was intolerable, and hardly expecting that,
the well-nigh impossible would happen which would give It a clear majority In the house, the labor party
set before itself two definite objectives:
(1) To strengthen and consolidate
Its position  In the constituencies;
(2) To eliminate as much as possible tho liberal party from the Held
of practical  politics.
How marvellously labor succeeded
in both objectives the accompanying
tables will show. In regard to votes,
It will bo seen that labor Increased
its standing by 1,596,009 votes {with
a number of constituencies still to
bo* heard from), or un Increase of
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Vancouver in Throes of Great
Moral Wave—Dope Peddlers
Heavily Fined
Law Can Never Be Pure Until
Every Aspect of Profitring
Has Gone
TTANCOUVER Is in the throes of a
great moral wave. Since the shooting of D. Lew, the Chinese brokar. a
fortnight or so ago, the gamblers and
the pedlars of drugs have hnd no
peace. Chinatown, and, no doubt,
other sections of the city, have been
ransacked for dens and joints by detectives and police, headed by high
civic officials; but after we pick up
out evening paper and read the following Item, we begin to grasp the
situation. The item in question is from
a report of police court proceedings.
A Chinese pedlar is sentenced to two
years ln jail, and also is fined $1,000,
and if unable or unwilling to pay the
fine ls to receive an addldtional six
It Is on the fine I Wish to comment.
Is that $1,000 fine attached strictly In
accordance with justice? Is it fair
to all classes. The jail term is a punishment. If a hard.^ip dope pedlar
deserves a sentence of two years and
six months, surely the wealthier dope
pedlar should also get two years and
six months. It Is really a hint to the
former that if he is going to peddle
dope and wants to have more time
to do it, he wants to get hold of more
money or backing.
It Is possible, of course, that the
rings we hear of put up the cash, anyhow, to help the arrested agent,
I happened to be ln the police station one day some years ago when a
Chinese gambling-house keeper was
paying the fines of a large number of
enptured inmates. He passed the
money by the hundreds of dodllars,
or so, through the wicket until he had
paid ovor quite a nice sum, with the
same composure as If putting so much
to his banking account.
I see that In another local municipality the bail of some gamblers was
seized as they did npt appear. ThlB
again Is probably another case of tap'
ping a syndicate. It is such anomalies that nro bringing the law Into
contempt, if not actually promoting
crime,, and the magistrates are not
entirely responsible, it is the procedure that is wrong.
Tiie judges of all grades should
have fixed salaries,'of a decent size.
Their department should bo dealt with
by estimates, but all fines collected
should pass out of thc control of that
department aud pass on to some other
body or fund, such as hospital, penitentiary, etc.
This would eliminate the temptation
to impose fines for the fines' sake.
The law can never lie puro until evory
ispoct of profiting from crimo has
gone. Tho following truo story illustrates the case: There was a constable in a small English town in the
early days of the great war who nevor
brought 'in offenders to the station.
One day his sergeant, in a rather bad
humor, said to him ou his beat:
You're a dead loss to the force. You
don't bring enough to buy oil for your
umps." At that the good-mtturod cop
hauled off and, catching his superior
under thc chin, landing )ilm on his
back on the pavement, remarking:
"There's a case for you now, sergeant"—then hurried off to headquarters, where he went and "joined
up," where he was safe in those
The Federated Labor party is
making preparations for entertaining
Malcolm MacDonald during his visit
tp this oity. it fs expected that a
banquet will be arranged for Wednesday evening, November 20. Particulars will appear later. All niom-
hers of the various labor groups and
parties wishing to attend, kindly
drop a note to F. L. P., room 112, 319
Pender west.
TT IS encouraging, to say the least,
to think that the members of olir
grand jury saw fit to mention this
Important subject. We know full well
that, in the home, is the proper place
to receive Instructions regarding such
matters. On the other hand, it is a
fact, though admittedly regrettable,
that the average parent has little or
no reliable, scientific knowledge re
garding this Important and sacred
function of the human body. Further,
the general mental attitude towards
this subject, on the part of the average paj*ent, Is not as sincere and
straightforward aa it ought to be, and
hence It is not to be expected that
they c|in import the proper knowledge
in the^proper way. It would appear
that trained teachers, tb deal with
such subjects, are essential for the
general good of humankind.
TT IS doubtful if any police system
ever had such an indidctment
brought against it as has been done ln
this case. Certainly there seems to be
something radically wrong. We won
der how much, if any, political influ^
ence there is being brought to bear
upon the police officials to prevent
their carrying on as they would like.
If there is, we feel the officers ih
charge would have the support of every right-thinking citizen if they bold'
ly stated their case. There is a great
need for frankness In all these mat'
ters, we feel.
TT IS rather startling Information to
be told that the dope traffic is not
on the decrease. We read, only a
short time past, In the Vancouver
Dally Sun, that this traffic was really
on the wane. We wonder why such
camouflage on the part of this publication. Ignoring or concealing the
truth never gets us anywhere, or anything save trouble. We would have
liked to have seen them recommend
the stopping of the growing of this
drug, save under government super
vision for medicinal purposes. Cut out
the proMs and. It will soon cease to
be a menace,
"TVHE present treatment, generally
accorded the average addict, Is In
our opinion a disgrace to even the
most primitive civilization. To think
of simply fining tho unfortunate creatures or sending them to the penitentiary for a few months, is disgraceful,
No amount of lashing, incarceration,
or fining will over slop this traffic.
Slop Its cultivation, save as suggested;
remove all profits, and treat thoso
who are afflicte.t scientifically until
they are able to look after themsolves, and theu soe that they have a
real honest-to-God chance to start life
mow, under decent surrofufllng* aud
free  from  temptation.
cannot   help   but   feel   grateful
to the jury for  pointing out  r
garding the political appointment  of
'these gentlemen,    Thoy might  have
added that the appointment of manv
of our Judges, under similar circumstances, is still more to ho deplored,
Such a .manner of appointment has
done very considerable tp bring ou
courts of justice Into disrepute. Wh
can respect some political hunger-o:
because   he   has   been   appointed
judge?     Why   cannot   some   of   ou
legal  friends give their services froo
to   such   public   institutions   once   In
a   while,   even   as   oor   medical   men
are  doing the  year  around  on   the
staffs  of  our  local   hospitals?
rpHAT  the  conditions   existing  here
are deplorable Is to state it mildly.
AN Sunday ovening at 8 p.in.,
*-' tlio nbove will be the subject under discussion by the
following members of the University student body.
At Royal Theatre
136 Hastings Street E.
One hnlf hour will bc given
to questions. Come one, come
ull,—An Interesting time Is expected.
Mrs. Lyle Telford will sing.
Tho following Sunday lt Is expected that Prof. Charles Hill-
Tout will speak here on "God
nnd Evolution."
Another public mooting "ill lie
held in tho (.'lassie hall, 1464 Kings-
way, on Friday, November 14, at 8
o'clock. Tlio purposo of these meetings Is fo organize the workers In
preparation for the coming municipal elections and the general understanding of the alms and objects of
thc Labor party. All onr meetings
up to the present have boon well
attended, nnd the membership is increasing rapidly. Do not forget—
the social nnd dance in I. O. O. K.
hall, 30lh avenue and Main streot.
.Saturday, November 8* Admittance
free. Ladies kindly requested to
bring cake and  sandwiches.
Look for notification of nomination  meeting in  these columns.
War's Unspeakable Wnrte
"By the world war we gained a
truer appreciation and a better realization of war's unspeakable waste,
Its dreadful hardships, its cruel
slaughter and Its aftermath of lone-
IlneBs, sorrow and broken hearts.
Ho now know that as a menns of
solving the world's problems and removing International discord, war Is
a delusion and a He.''—Sir Arthur
W. Currle, Comander-ln-Chlef C. E.
P„ ln the American Legion Weekly.
Good Reasons
The British labor party has the
threo most Important possessions
that a political party can desire (1)
u cause to tight for; (2) a leader
who can Inspire, and (3) a deeply
enthusiastic rank and file to follow
and support him. Who can deny that
'to-day Labor alone has thosse
things?—E. J. Strachey.
To think that young children, for
some slight misdemeanor, are made
to associate with older boys hardened In crime, ls disgraceful.
We feel that many, if not
all of these unfortunate individuals
would never be where they ore were
lt not for the soul-debasing system
of society under which we are living today. Be that as it may, however, the least we can do for them
ls to protect them while they are
held under our care. When we think
of all the money we have spent on
wars, Interest to capitalists, ' and
graft to political heelers, it would
appear to us that it is about time
we spent a little money on mattors
that really count. The provincial
homo for incurables is another instance where we might well spend
some money legitimately. If there
were to be another war, we wonder
where they would get the money!
Perhaps our bondholders in New
York would lend us some of the
money we have been paying them in
the form of interest!
Labor Party Cannot Be Stopped
in It* Progreu to Emancipate
the People
Contrary   to   Common   Sense-
Will One Day Be Put Ont
of Existence
[By Arnold Bennett]
Everybody knows that war
idiotic, futile, calamitous and settles
nothing. And yet everybody says,
"There must always be war." Why
mjist there always 'be war? In past
days people no doubt said, "Brides
must always be won by knocking
girls on the head and carrying them
off senseless. Evidence must always
be obtained by torture. Christians
must always murder each other in
the name of Christ. Little children
must always work eighteen hours a
day—'because humnn nature will always be like that." Well, they were
wrong. Human nature did not con
tinue to be like that.
War is contrary to common sense
and It Is therefore, absolutely certain
that the institution of war will one
day be ridiculed and shrivelled out of
existence. Whether that day shall
arrive in our time, or long after we
are ruined and dead,.depends on ourselves. It depends on you' and me
and tho ordinary fellow next door
Human nature does change, and all
history proves that it changes. Just
try to do to-day somo of th'e thlngfc
that human naturo approved of evon
only a cenury ago, and you will
quickly flnd out whether human nature changes or not.
How does human nature change?
By the action of lhe individual. It
changes by your thinking straight
and so changing my nature. It doos
not change by eaeh of us waiting for
tho other to begin. Human nature
will change In its attitude to war
by casting out fear. Hence, tho insane maxim lhat if you want peace
.'on must, prepare for war. If you prepare for bankruptcy you will have
bankruptcy; if you prepare .for'war
.'ou will have war; and equally if you
prepare for poace you will have
Ioca I
New O. L. P. Prosidont
late Winnipeg press despatch
that Noil Crowe, prominent in
labor circles was elected prosldent of thc newly-formed Manitoba
branch of the Canadian Labor party
bere Saturday night. A constitution
was adopted, which includes a. declaration that employment for all
must be recognized b.v the state, and
that there should bo sate Insurance
against  unomploymont.
Pernio Miners' strike Spttlft
Although the miners' strike o
trioi    18,    United    Miners'   Unto
America,   is  settled,   there  aro
i   mines,  out   of tho  five,   woi
Fireman on Canadian Pacific Railway Dropped Dead in Cab of
His Locomotive
William li. Klrkbrlde, 37, 1036
Richards street, fireman on tho C.
P. H., dropped dead In the cab of
his engine as the train was about to
leave North Bend on Monday. Mr.
Klrkbrlde, who was a married man,
served with distinction overseas and
wns gassed and shell-shocked, and as
consequence, it Is believed, had a
weak heart. His service with the
Vancouver division of the C. P, lt,
covered  u period  of fourteen  years.
Fear of  Unemployment  Forces
Most newspapermen to
Support Capitalists
rpHE daily press (or should we say
x the dally "mess") Is stressing the
defeat of the MacDonald government
in the recent British elections. The
Vancouver "mourning sheet," whilst
sympathising with Its Liberal < ?)
brothers across the sea, ia doing Its
best to have the people, especially
those who toil for their existence, believe that the conservative landslide
has killed the Labor party for all
The daily press knows just as well
i we do that the Labor party ln
Britain, or any other country, for that
matter, cannot be stopped in its Progress for the emancipation of tho
people. But, as the dally pres or
capitalistic press, which is Its true
color, is the mouthpiece of the money
interests, it could not do otherwise
than to spread such propaganda, for
If it did, the same money Interests
would very quickly put it out of business.
In a recent editorial of the "Mourning Sun" it was suggested that the
first thing the new conservative government in England should do is
that of "putting a stop to communistic and socialistic propaganda,"
Such folly! • Perhaps the author of
the suggestion will tell us how he proposes to legislate the great masses of
the people to stop from thinking. If
he would prohibit meetings being
held, or literature being distributed,
or use the force of arms, we have to
remind him that all of these have been
resorted to in the past, and yet the
Labor party In Britain has been able
to collect within its fold the small
number of some 5,600,000 supporters
In this last election (and we may say
in passing that the summit has not
yet heen reached, for in spite of the
tactics of their opponents, such as
horrid pictures of soviet Russian subjects; ponlcky reference to mutiny
l» the army and navy, and last—and
we believe the worst—the now notorious "Red" letter), the Labor party
polled over 1,000,000 more votes than
at tho L023 election!
Such journalism fs for no other reason but to confusp the worker, and
lend him to believe that all of tho
work dono for centuries past has
boon in vain, as his Miopia will nfcver
be reached; labor has fought its final
fight and  has failed.
Workers will not drop into such an
obvious trap. They know that the
MacDonald government will go* down
in history as being Just one more step
towards their objective, and that objective is control of government by
tho people and for tho people, not by
the capitalist master for the capitalist master, such as wo have today.
To tho daily press we submit that,
instoad of the MacDonald government
being defeated, it has won a great
victory, tho only victory it could possibly expect to win, that of cementing Its supporters Closer together than
they ever wore before. To have remained in offico and be tho subject
of the whims of. tbe conservative or
liberal party . would have eventually
disrupted the Ijabor party to auch an
extent thai fl would take a generation
to regain its previous position. But to
stand on tho dignity of ils principles,
oven though it has beon temporarily
turned from office, will act as a
greater Impetus for a moro determined effort at the next election.
To tho authors In the employ of
the capitalistic press, such as the
edilotriol writers and reporters, etc.,
we bear no malice toward you. On the
contrary, we feel sorry for you. It ls
our consolation that you do not believe that which yon are compelled to
write. We understand. It is the fear
Of unemployment and starvation that
foroes most of you to pen ln tho Interests of your employer. Perhaps
some day you, like the reBt of tho
workers, will find yourselves os freo
men and women and able to speak
and write that which you know is the
The  habit of setting up separate
■lass standards as to what Is aa ade-
niate kind of life is so engrained in
he minds of men today that it is the
■ommoncst thing 'Lo hear rich men
lenouncing as extravagant and unreasonable any claim hy working men
to many tilings which the employer
class would tlnd an Intolerable deprivation in having to go without
themselves.—1-\   Henderson.
Mutual aid has played as great it
pai;t in human history as tho strugglo for existence.—.1. Ramsay MacDonald.
Canndinn Labor Party
The general council of the Canadian Labor party met last Friday
evening and approved inclusion of
all industries in the province under
the eight-hour day act, and the
council nlso endorsed the inclusion
of boys under 18 years of age In tho
minimum wage act.
Free textbooks for schols was approved by tlio meeting, and it was
suggested they bo printed at the
provincial government printing office.
Stating that some women had been
representing theniBelves as members
of an auxiliary of tho Canadian Labor party, it was announced there
wns no such organization, although
women delogatos were appointed to
the council.
That help is doubly acceptable
which yum offer spontaneously when
we stand in need.—Publlus Syrus.
Whatever government Is not a government uf law Is a despotism, let it
be called what it may.—D. Webster. PAGE TWO
FRIDAY November, 7, 1924
Published every Friday by
The   British   Columbia   Federationist
out the evil, but in vain. For smug-,
glers evade all laws in pursuing their
money-making game. Britain ls also
trying to stamp out the mischief in
the British Isles, but the India office
is encouraging the source of the evil.
For one-half of the entire world out-
iput fs raised In India under British
SubBcrfption Rate: United States »nd For- * contro, But IndUl even with her
eign, $3.00 per jear;  Canada,  92.50 per;
  ■'■■■ '■ ¥'-;- **-  vast   population,
Bullion snd Editorial Oftee, 1128 Howt, 8t,
The policy of The B. C. FederationiBt le
controlled by the editorial board ot the Federated Labor Party of British Columbia.
year, $1.50 tor six montha; to Unlona eub-
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cannot use all that
is grown there, and large quantities
therefore find their way to Europe
and America.
The inconsistency and greed of the
capitalists and the governments they
govern are shown up vdry clearly In
regard to the drug traffic. They encourage the activities of anti-drug societies who catinbt get to the root ot
tlio matter, and they endorse or make
laws against the sale of drugs, but
nothing is done to stop the growing
of the poppies. Last year n pamphlet
was Issued extolling the virtues of
opium as a curative drug—to the
people of India. The medical profession denies these virtues.
Two hundred thousand acres of
India's richest land is devoted to the
growing of the poppy. Yet India Is
known as a land where famines are
frequent. It Is not the people of India
who want opium, They realize the
horrors of tbe traffic as much as we
do. But profit is more important
than the happiness of the masses.
The world hopes much from the
League of Nations, especially as
gards the sale of opium. But they
are rather forlorn hopes, for Britain
Is the largest dealer in opium, and
her representatives help to control
the destinies of the league.
Anyone interested In the question
is advised to road Ellen La Mottee's
book,   "The  Ethics of  Opium."
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FRIDAY November, 7, 1921
CO-EDUCATION   ls   aBttlli   on   the
carpet.   It 1st being blamed for the
"Immorality" o£ our boys and girls.
We do not know whether or no our
boys and girls are "immoral," but, If
they are, we are sure it Is not
through co-education. The question
of whether the boys and girls shall be
separated has exercised the minds of
educationists and parents in most
countries, and the universal opinion
seems to be in favor of co-education.
But as unlversul opinion often turns
out to be wrong, it is well to consider
the claims of co-education. Briefly,
they can be summed up as follows:*
■Co-education helpB to give the right
attitude towards life, and helps especially ln the development of the girl.
Again, It is necessary for the sexes to
Intermingle. Thu boy or girl who
falls in love with and marries the
(Irst member of the opposite sex with
whom he or she comes in contact is
■generally doomed to failure. There ls
•some Justification for the so-called
•"flirt." It is necessary to meet and
.study various types.
Industrial captains are not su prudish as to separate their workers.
Boys and girls, men and women,
work togothor—If It's most profitable.
So long as the sexes have to meet
socially and at work, tbey might as
well meet In childhood.
For the sake of the argumont, wo
will suppose that the boys and girls
are really and truly Immoral (which
wc don't believe). We would sny It
Ib the result of precisely Ihe same
cause which would give Ihem segregated education—prudery on the
purt of lbe parents and teachers.
Parents who are afraid to face the
facts of life squarely, who take all
unnatural view of lire, who feel that
human nature Is wicked, anil who are
ashamed of their own human nature,
cannot hope to bring up children
There ls a connection between Immorality and a recommendation
■brought forward by the grand Jury—
the teaching of sex hygiene. We have
orten advocated such Instruction by
qualified people. Its Introduction will
solve many of the.problems of child-,
hood and manhood und womanhood.
It will be a great step forward.
But thc depreciation of co-educa-
Ition sets us further and further
■away from the vital question*.
WB ABB TOLD that thc drug traffic Is on the incrense. We rtsOO)
with surprise thnt mere children are
involved, and wc realise with mlsglv.
Ing thnt the race will be affected to
eome extent. But when we consider
the question from a purely local
.standpoint, wc cannot see the wood
for the trees. Until we realize that
the drug .traffic is an International
problem we shall not be able to check
Jt.   America Is trying hard to stamp
WILL BE with a considerable
amount of satisfaction that the
averagp intelligent person will view
the recent change in the liquor control board. The success that this
board has met with in the past has
been very questionable indeed. It was
too much interwoven  with politics.
Ip choosing Mr. Hugh Davidson
to take over control, the government
Is to he congratulated. It Is about
one of their sanest acts during the
whole of their administration. Those
who know Mr. Davidson personally
believe that he is beyond reproach,
not onty in bo far as character is
concerned, but also as to his administrative ability as well.
Wo do not envy him his job, however. He will have his hands full,
for a time at least, with a bunch
nf political parasites loklng for job;
We believe that they will not receive
nny consideration from him, and that
they will be given to understand,
from him. that he Is running the
nffair, and not tho political bosses,
under any guise whatever. The handling of the liquor problem Is one
that demands a man of outstanding
ability and Integrity. Its influence
Is, far too often, most contaminating.
Now, we feel, tt is about to be given
the fairest chance It could ever be
given under our present capitalistic
system. If it Is a failure from now
on, under this new regime, a most
radical change is in store for that
world's faith in these Belf-appointed
messlahs has been shaken (Oreat
Scott! what about those five million
and odd votes), it makes one wonder if some of these newspapers
roaly are In touch with all that Is
going ou.
Putting lids on people's aspirations and ideals may bo as dangerous a proceeding as sitting on a
safety-valve. A word to the wise Is
ONE   featun
cent   elect!
in analyzing the re-
Lion returns in Britain
Is the remarkable fact how the great
manufacturing centres continue to
vote for the two old political parties.
In Birmingham, Manchester and
other north of England constituencies, it would appear that labor Is
long  in  learning  Its  lesson.
The workers In the old days who
voted radical were influenced by the
magic of such a name as, Joseph
Chamberlain, and it would appear in
Its psychological bearing to influence
the present-day voters there, and thut
not enough analysis of the noeds for
advance in socialistic thought is befog engendered. No other explana
tlon of the heavy voting In these
divisions seems to offer, and the only
hope is that in the near future the
real situation will be brought home
to them and that they will realize
that, however good some individual
boss concerns may be, that the work
ers' duty for all, including them
selves, is united socialistic action.
In the early days a hybrid being
known as the "conservative working
man" was the object of scornful sa
tiro; surely intelligent workers should
be expected to appreciate thut, to-
day, to vote for the representatives
of trusts aud gigantic monopolies,
will not holp anybody.
My assertion was that this part of the
bible was not Infallible; that it waa
not inspired by God—even though the
scripture said it was. In this case,
my advice was to follow the example
of Christ and deliberate, lay aside
anything that did not ring true to reason and common sense. Dr. R, J.
Campbell says: "There Js always a
tendency ln the ordinary mind to rely
upon some form of eternal authority
in rellglouB as in other matters. With
one man it is the autthority of an Infallible church; with another the authority of uu infallible book; with another, the authority of some Infallible
statement of belief which ought to
hold good for all lime, but never does.
fVt the best, external authority Is only
a crutch, and at the wost it may become a rigid fetter upon the expand,
soul. The true seat of authority
rlthln, not without, the human
soul. We are so constituted as to be
nble to recognize. little by llttU, the
truth of God as it comes to us. * * *
Why should we be afraid of trusting
the human soul to recognize and respond to Its own truth? All truth is
one, and all earnest, truth-seekers art)
converging upon one goal. Now, "Re
War and Its Remedy," lt does not occur to me that the kingdom of love
and plenty Is going to be suddenly set
up by a miracle. The Bible Students
(or Pastor Rusaolites) are quite as
opt to bo mistaken lu this particular
[The opinions and Ideas expressed
by correspondents are not necessarily
endorsed by The Federatlonist, and
no responsibility for the views expressed is accepted by the management.]
T1HE MANY and varied comments
lhat have been forthcoming since
the British elections regarding the
future of the labor and socialist
movement Ib worthy of more than
a passing thought. The conservative
Post says: "Tho first duty of the
conservatives when they take over
the government Is tn fight the horrible evil of International socialism
This fight is not over; it Is onty beginning."
Ere tho din of the election battle
has had an opportunity to die down
our conservative friends threaten us
with one of the greatest fights we
could have ever hoped for. At least
they realize that socialism Is not
dead; in fact, It Is only just com
moncin_c to fight. They are quite
aware, it would appear, thai social-'
Ism has gained snmewhere hi the
neighborhood of (.no million votes
during the past nine months or so.
Thoy may shout about their victory,
but down in their hearts they realize
lhat their fate Is scaled.
Now that the liberals are almost
an extinct variety of political parasites, and will not, In the futuro,
serve as a decoy for the unsuspecting workers, the task of educating
the workers will from now on be
very materially lightened. They will
bo able to see that they must either
vote for themselves or for thoir
bosses, There can be no more cam
ouflage, no mlil-positfon. To have
accomplished that fs no mean ac?
compllshment, to say the very least.
ancouver Sun of the 3tflt
hns an editorial under the
nbove heading, which conveys the
idea of the utmost satisfaction that
everything Is now all right, and that
Utopln cannot be gained by a hop,
skip and a Jump.
The steady working of years to
wards freedom against the capitalist
grip can hardly be considered
either ono or the othor modes of
progression, and when the article
goes on to toll us that the hoppers,
skippers and Jumpers have failed to
produce   tho   goods,   and   that   the
THE   Van
October 1
Class Legislation
Editor B. C. Federationist: 1 would
like to draw your attention to some
of the statements contained ln a pe'
titlon which is being sent to every
member of the provincial legishi'
ture, in which they are urged to see
that beer by the glass ls not offered
fnr sale in the province. The peti
tion, wliich is signed by D. S. Curtis,
pi esldent, on behalf o* the British
Columbia Prohibition amo-.iatior.
Lunluins many misleading and ur.just
sta Lenient!*. It will suffice to quote
only two paragraphs from the pet)
lion, which includes a loL of data
relative to what cities are "dry" and
other prohibition propaganda. Read
thea.-» quotation., carefully:
"It Is significant that the floating
population, which comprises the absentee vote, and which we believe lo
bo largely single men and those who
are less interested in the welfare of
the country, voted a total of 6069
ballots in favor of beer and 3858
auainst beer, Those figures do not
Include tiie absentee vote for
"We therefore urge upon the gov-
en.ment that this vote Is not entitled
to the same consideration as the res
ident .rote, which Is Interested ln the
moral welfare of the children and
the homes of the province,
Tho statement- _;iioted above <trc
certainly not strong in Justice to the
workers of British Columbia. To
slate that outdoor workers, many of
whom are naturally single men, ar
not interested in the moral welfare
of the home is surely a strong state'
ment and one which will not bear
even cursory examination. I myself
am a logger, having worked in th"
woods of the province for many
years past. At the sume time, I
have spent several months of the
year In the city of Vanoouver. whore
I take just as keen an Interest in
civic and other matters ns man.\ men
who sit at the head <*!' the finally
tabb.  ovory day.
It in up to the workers to see to
It that they are given just as much
consideration as the moneyed ola if-.
The working man is just as much entitled to his glass of beer as Is the
man who is rorturiate enough to
havs a bank account. Class legislation Is neVer a success. Beer by the
glass will come eventually; It has to
come; and the government .might
,lust as well make up theh' mind to
this fact sooner or later. If thoy
passed legislation allowing for the
sale of beer by lhe glass, there would
be far lesn difficulty in carrying out
the laws of the province and there
would be much more money circulating In other legitimate channels of
Apologizing for taking up so much
of ycur valuable space,   •
Yours  sincerely,
Vanoouver, Nov. 3, 1924.
1. Ai L
G.   Workmen's  Compensation
Board Criticized—T. and L,
Congress Executive
Motion Passed Urging Annexation
of South Vancouver to City
of Vancouver
rPHl__   regular  meeting
couver  Trades  and  L
of the Van-
and Labor council
was .held  on Tuesday*.
Delegate P. Bengough has beon
appointed chairman of the British
Columbia executive of the Trades
and Labor congress of Canada, vice
R. P. Pettipiece, resigned. Other
members are W. H. Cottrell, Vancouver, and A. Woodward, Victoria.
Delegates J. Smith and ,T. Rankin
were nominated candidates for the
Canadian Labor party slate In the
Soutli  Vancouver election.
Criticism  of the operations of the
wero the disciples and followers of j workmen's   compensation   board   was
Christ who lived in hourly expectation
of His second coming. Those early
simple-minded Christians were so sure
of Christ's appearing in might and
power that they formed a communist
society and shared all that they had
With the poor and less fortunate. Further, friend Robertson's plan to stop
war by the workers refusing to fight
under present conditions does not
seem practicable to me. The war-
makers and capitalists hold the tfuna
and likewise the necessities of life,
and they have no conscientious scru-
bout enforcing starvation conscription. My method of establishing
peace on earth would be first to take
from the war lords the power to
coerce, weapons and tools of production, then set up the co-operative
kingdom, after which everyone would
be free to love one another controlled
by one great universal brotherhood of
man. L.L.D.  ("PROFESSOR").
North   Vancouver,   B,   C,   Nov.   fi.
Health lnsurumv
Editor B. C. Federationist: Ono
object of tlie labor movement Is to
remedy conditions that are of vital
importance to the public at large.
This can only be brought about by
public demand; therefore, ln attempting to draw attention to these
issues, permit me to state a few lines
on state henlth insurance. This
should be of vial Importance to all,
as we, endorsing the present state
of affairs, aro morally responsible for
the death!, of many citizens. Medical
science declares SO per cent, of localized cancer, If caught hi time, Is curable, yet the loss of valuable citizens
because of nnanclal stringency and
fees Involved. They try to doctor
themselves until too late. When children take sick the same quack conditions hnppen; School medicul inspector sends home notes, with no
means for tho mothers to fulfill;
mothers are overburdened for childbirth, still thousands are spent on
Immigration. People dying of neglect, yet millions spent on booze. Citizens leave lbe country, through medical debts, «hllst natural resources
are practically given to foreigners.
Thousands spent on venereal disease,
whilst we fetch girl Immigrants, of
which statements made show 40 per
cent, go bad, caused by humanity not
getting living conditions. Citizens
worry what will become of their
daughters, whilst we blow hot air.
In labor's ranks there are men who
know this subject, which takes ln
many side Issues; and lt is one on
which the public should be made acquainted with all the facts,
North Burnaby, B. C, Nov. 6, 1924.
Prices for The B. C. Federatlonist
ordered In bundles: Fifty for $2, 100
for $8.50, fiOO for $10. Mailed to any
He   that   is   to   follow   philosophy
muBt be a freeman in mind.—Ptolmy
He "War and IW Remedy"
Editor B. C. Federatlonist: I have,
read very carefully an article ln your
last Issue entitled "War and Ita Rem.'
edy," under the signature of one J.
Robertson. The article in question
claims to he an answer to a letter of
my own written for The FederationiBt
,of September 26th. Mr. Robertson,
however, though manifesting in hin
first paragraph the old-fashioned religious spirit of Intolerance and personal animosity, has answered nothing
I have written. Re this flrat paragraph, I would point out ln passing
that the placing of the word "only"
makes a grcut difference In the meaning of a sentence. Assuming the role
of professorship assigned me, I
would suggest that the last sentence
would no doubt better convey the
pungent meaning Intended If lt read
thus: "This professor ls responsible
'only' for what he writes and signs."
In my former article I pointed out
that there was abundant scripture In
the old testament that favored war.
Do You Know?
THAT thousands of peoplo are right
now free from stomach suffering bc-
cii ■ ■ ihey tako a little Jo-To now
and ii'.'ti. ...-To will give relief from
all forms of stomach misery in two
minutes. Jo-To sold at all Drug
voiced by a number of delegates, and
it was urged that the B. C. executive
of the Trades and Labor congress
approach the provincial government
for some betterment.
It was definitely stated that the
compensation board, during the past
six months, has been growing more
arbitrary and strict to the applicants
for relief, and special mention was
made of the medical board. Numerous Incidents where It was declared
Injustices had been done were cited,
and these and others will be assembled, for the presentation of arguments to the government.
A committee was appointed to investigate the proposal of flat telephone rates as compared to the present toll system, and report at the
next nieeting.
Delegate Seribbins introduced
motion favoring annexation of South
Vancouver and urging that the city
council be asked at the next meeting
to submit at the next election a plebiscite to learn if the citizens favored
annexation.    Motion, carried.
A motion protesting the metropoliz-
ation of various boards was passed.
made a great sensation as a most
powerful appeal and indictment; In
his concluding paragraph he quotes
some vigorous lines from the poet,
J. Russell Lowell.
"Have ye founded your thrones and
altars, then,
On   the  bodies and souls  of   living
And think ye that building shall endure
Which shelters the noble and crushes the poor."
SHELLEY: The subject of Shelley
as a socialist will be treated in a
future Issue. It is not sfficlenlly realized the powerful effect his marvellous poems and writings have had
In moulding modern thought on advanced  subjects.
Teaching History
At New York a commission on
school text-books has been appointed
by the International Federation of
League of Nations associations to
promote the teaching of history in
schools and colleges ln such a manner as "to emphasizo the brutality
nmj tragedy of war rather than Its
traditional glory and glamor," the
World Alliance for International
Frendshlp through the churches announced to-day. The announcement
states that seven International or
ganizations already are at work oi
the   movement.—Ottawa   Citizen.
The Federationist Ib out to hell
the workers. There is no noblei
work. Join us in the fight. Get
your friends to subscribe.
When thc workers are united their
opinion will be public opinion.
Truth is rarer than falsehood.
Sidelights on a Great
[Note—As many enquiries reach
this olllce from time to time, the editor will reserve space to deal with
suoh matters, under the above heading. Communications addressed to
"Notes and Queries Editor" will be
handled as quickly as space permits,
<S. F. O, (Vancouver): Kirby Page
in his recent book on the great war
says: "It cost twenty six million
lives, three hundred and thirty-seven
billion dollars, the moral deterioration of whole nations, spiritual tragedies beyond computation, nnd the
sowing of the seeds of future wars."
JOHN BALL: Glad you    liked   the
Wat Tyler article.     John   Ball   was
the nut hor of the famous-—
"When Adam delved and Eve spun,
Where was then the gentleman!"
Will give his address to the peasants ln an enrly issue.
E. A. JONKS (Vancouver): The
question was splendidly argued by
Dr. Halter in a speech March, 1923,
In the BrltlBh house of commons, It
It published in pamphlet form, "A
Living  Wage  for  All."    The speech
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Fancy knitted or brushed
wool, including pullover,
cardigan and coat styles,
in attractive   colors,   for
ages 6 to 14 years at	
 ?3.95 to $7.95
Phone Seymour 35*10
Vancouver Turkish Baths
WiU cure your'Blieumatism, Lumbago,
Neuritis or Bad Oold
Massage a Specialty
714 Hastings St. w. Phone Sey. 2070
Pbone Seymonr 2351
Bird, Macdonald & Co.
101-108 Metropolitan Balldinf
337 Haitian St. W. VAHOOUVEB. B. 0.
Telephone!: Seymoar 3836 and 8887
Guessing 'Phone
Numbers Wastes
Time, Doesn't It?
Consult your directory
TJAVE you ever had a real drink
11 of Pare Apple Cider during the
last few years?
To meet tbe dtilw of rainy clients,
we htve introdncod recently • pore clew
■Darkling apple elder ln pint bottlei,
either pan ewent or government regulation 2% hard apple older. Theie drloka
an absolutely pan and -free from all
cafbonle acid gaa or preiervativea of
any nature. Write or phona your order
today, Highland SO.
Oldar lfaaifaetenn
1966 Commercial Drivo, Tunam, B. 0.
1180 Ooorfla 8tr.ee
Bonder eerrlcee, 11 am. and TlSO p.n.
Bandar    Bchool    immediately    following,
moraine eerrlce.   Wedneedar teetimonlal
meeting,   8   p.m.     Fre*   reading   Mom.
801-ioS Blrka Bldg.
The Oliver Rooms
Everything Modern
Rates Reasonable
THE UNION BANK OP CANADA, with its chain
of branches across Canada, and its foreign connections, offers complete facilities for taking eare
of thc banking requirements of its customers, both
at home and abroad.
Give Bread First
Place in Your
EVERY task you undertake—mental or manual—
every "lick of work" you do "eats up" energy.
Keep your furnace fires going with plenty of good
1 HAT hurried raid-day meal—make it a luncheon of daliaums
fcolden-cnuted Bread with • bowl of enamy rich milk—perfect
foal-food for the human dynamo. FRIDAY.: .November, 1, 1924
sixteenth ybar. tto. is BRITISH COLUMBIA FEDERATIONIST Vancouver, a a
rpWO men went into a store—
•*■ one a single man with steady
employment. He, being a member of an association, received
10 per cent, discount on his purchases. The other man has a
family and was out of work; he
paid the full price. We have one
fair price to all.
Greb Work  Boots $4.95
Children's Knee Gum Boots,
5 to 10% $1,95
Women's High Heel Rubbers,
2% to 7, cut price 25c,
Rubber Belts, Men's & Boys' 25c.
Men's Mackinaw Coat, all
wool $7.25 and $7.50
Men's Bib Overalls, striped
or  black.. $1.75
Men'a Irish Serge Pants,  5
pockets, belt loops and cuff
bottom, special  $2.95
Arthur Frith & Co.
Men's and Boys' Furnishings
Hats, Boots and Shoes
Between 7th and 8th Avenues
Phone, Fairmont 14
Be not uneasy, dscouraged, or out
of humor because practice falls short
of precept ln some particulars. If
you happen to be beaten, come1 on
again.—Marcus Aurelius.
When tilings do not como your
way, It's a sign you ought to be going after them.
SEALED TENDERS addressed to the undersigned will bu received by the Council
up (o 8 o'clock p.m. ot Tuesday, November
11, jirox.. for erecting it flre hall on Lota 31.
and 36, Block 20, I), L. 2027 (BSth and Car
narvon), And installing plumbing, heating
und eloctrical work for suine.
Plans, specifications and forms nf tondor
may be obtained mi application to Messrs.
Sharp & Thompson, Architects, 6'JO Pendor
Street West, Vancouver, 11. 0., on payment
of tho sum of $25, which will be roturned if
a .bona flde tender is received.
A deposit by certified cheque of ten (10)
per cent, of the amount tendered must ac-
enmpany each tondor as security that the
tenderer will, if called upon, enter into a
.'imtniPl und provido a ri'ipiired bond for tho
performance of the work.
Canvassing mombers of the Council for this
business will bn hold to be a disqualification.
The lowest or nny tender not necessarily
Municipal Hah, 6851 Wost Boulevard,
Vancouver, H. C, Oct. 28, 1924.
Phone for Sample
Fair, 1250
NOVEMBER llth, 1924
[Written for The Federationist.]
You did your bit at Vpres, at VImy
and the Somme;
The  war's been  over six years now,
have you done your bit at home?
You proved determination would take
you anywhere— i
Why  don't  you  practice,  what they'
preached   and   taught   you   over
"You foUght to make the world safe
for democracy," they say;
But are you any better now, than you
were before "The Day"?
No,  some  of you  have  not got jobs,
you drift from camp to camp—
The man who was a hero then—today
he is a tramp-
No friends, no money, homeless, the
men who won the war;
While fattening on the finest foods
are the hogs he won lt for.
You won the war, they won the peace,
the money-grubbing crew;
The spoils of victory went to them,
the debts were paid by you.
So once again the slaves were used to
gain the masters' end—
'Tis repeated through the ages, since
history was penned.
Then  don't you see that three and
three at all times must make six,
And  slaves who  won't  be ruled  by
force,   they  must   be   fooled   by
They say that figures never lie, but
liars sometimes figure;
So,   in   the   woodpile   of   the   slave,
search till ye find the nigger.
Assert yourselves, ye sons of men, the
world was given to you
To make of it just what you wish;
don't let the pirate crew
Assume  command,  on   sea and land,
and keep you slaves of gold.
Kings'   right   divine   has   gone   with
time, like fairy tales of old,
And   monopolies   given,   direct   from
heaven, all have had sand foundations.
It always was the working class that
were the wealth of nations!
Then organize, you slaves who strive
to make a better world,
And don't give in, but fight to win,
till capital is hurled
From  off   its throne,  and  leave  no
stone unturned which will aid
You in your struggle for the share of
profits that you made.
T IS estimated that nearly £l,_00,-f the Motherwell division o£ Lanarkshire, Scotland. The late conservative  member,   Mr. Hugh  Fergusson,
■ «<M llth At*... WmI
Largest Exclusive FUR HOUSE In
the West
552-1 and 721 (ieorgln Street West
Baymtts »27S-83_8
Premier Wellington
1500 lbs. lump, *9.S0
1500   IbH.   VKK 9».25
j. d. McNeill ooal oo. ltd.
-Hi  ABBOTT ST. Spy. -1288
Vancouver Unions
MeeU leeond Mondty in (hs month.    Pn*
■ident, i. R. White; tHcretiry, R, H. Neel-
•iidn. P. O. BOI 60.	
310 Pender St. Wnsl—Bnilneu meetings
tinry Wednesday evening. A. Maelunia,
chairman; E. H. Morriion, aeo.<trcM.j Oeo.
D. Harrison, 1182 Parkor Street, Vanoouver,
B. C, corresponding eecretary.
Any district in Britlah Uoluinblt deilrlnc
Information re aeeurlug ipeahera or the foi-
mation of local branchei, kindly communicate
with Provincial Socrotary J. Lyle Telford,
534 Blrka Bldf., Vancouver, B. C. ..I*-
pbone .Soymour 1392, or Fairmont 4038.
second Thuraday every month In Holdon
Building. Preildent, J. Brlghtwell; flnanelal
■eurctary, H. A, Bowron, 920—llth Avenne
•lollermakera, Iron Shipbuilders and Helpers oi America, Local 194—Meeting* Urat
and third Mondays in each month In Holden
Building. President, P. Willis j secretary, A.
Fraier.  Offlce hours, 0 to 11 a.m. and 8 to 6
[Written for The Federationist]
Control your selfish greed;
'Tis one community wo need—
Not   cliques   nor   clans  nor looting
But men of principle and truth that
Abolish all venal monoply
And its partial plutocracy;
The world make flt for folks to congregate
And  lmposters frustrate.
Tench children  liberality
And wretched misers not to be;
Fakirs and hypocrites pass o'er
And crave not to ape some superior:
Control your selfish greed
And  befriend those in need.
The world will then recuperate
And the people shall rule the state.
—T. H.
I Written for The Fedorationist.]
Sometimes I dream of future days,
And turn from scenes of sorrow,
And   clearly   through   the  misty  veil
Outlines the glad tomorrow.
Anil then I see the herald glow
Of u brighter day now starting,
When truths themselves shall rise nnd
Their shades and shams departing.
When Justice pure shall rise again
From   the   mud   where   man   haB
placed it,
And cast awny the selfish shams
That ages long effaced it.
When man-made laws no more shall
The sceptre greed is wielding,
And all her sons shall share the stores
Of Mother Earth's free yielding.
And clear I sense the vibrant notes
On Reason's anvil clinking,
Tbat   soon   shnll   stir   the   stagnant
OT man's automatic thinking.
And plain I hear a mighty roar,
All  other sounds surpassing,
As Freedom spreads her banner bright
To tlte gazo of the millions massing.
And I see thnt new flag flying
From the summit of the world,
With  Justice,  Freodom,  Love,  inwove
And every fold unfurled.
British Labor's
Genuine Gains
 (Continued from page lj
In the grent republic of the dnys to
come the common mnn will bi> n gentleman and n statesman.—H. G.
and third Fridays In each month, at 448
Richard! Btreet. Preaident, David Cuthlll,
2863 Albert Btreet; secretary treasurer, Oeo.
Harrison, Ilia Parker Strwt. |
of Steam and Oporating, Looal 883—'
Meets every Wedneaday at fl p.m., Room
800 Holden Bldg. Preildent, Charles Price;
business agent and flnanelal secretary, F, L.
Hunt; recording secretary, J. T. .Vtnn.
UNION, Local 148, A. P. of M _~MMll la
O.W.V.A. Auditorium, 001 Dunamulr Street,
■ecorid Sundar at 10 a.m. Preaident, E. O.
Miller, 001 NeUon Strsst; seoretary, K. A.
Jsmleson, 091 Nation Btreet; flnanolal atort*
tary, W. B. William*, All NeUon Strwt;
organiser, F. Flotehor, 981 Molson Btrait.
O.—Meeting nlghta, flrst Tuesday «nd ltd
Friday of each month at headquarters, til
Cordova atnat Woat, Praaldant, D. OIIIm-
pie; tleeprealdent, John .Johnaon: •«»t«7-
treasurer, Wm. Donaldson, address All Cordova Street Weot. Branch agent'a addroas:
Qeorge Faulkner, 870 Johnaon Stroet, Viotorla, B, 0.
ATION—MeeU at 001 NeUon Stroot, at 11
a-m- on tho Tuesday preceding the lit Bandar of lba month. President, Harry Pearson,
991 Nelion Street; Secretary, K. A. Jamie-
inn,   991 Nelson Stroot; Bualneis Agent, F-
Fletcher, 991  NeUon Bt.	
dent, R. P. Pettlplece: vice-preiident. J.
M. Brjan; iecretary*treasurer, R, H. Nat*
lands, P. 0. Boi 08. Meeti last Snnday of
eaoh month at fl p.m. In Haldon Building, 10
Hutlngi Street Eait.
UNION, No. 411—Preaident, B. D. Macdonald, secretary-treasurer, J. M. Campbell,
P. 0. Boa 089. Maata laat Tanrtday of each
They are made of
first quality leathers on comfortable
good fitting lasts.
For work or dress
At all leading Shoe Stores.
* 000 was required to defray the expenses of the late British elections.
The previous elections, held a year
ago, cost the 1,446 candidates £982,-
340, the largest sum spent for an
election in British history. This was
ten times the amount It cost to stage
the frequent electoral skirmishes between Gladstone and Beaconsfield,
and almost twice aa much, as the
election of 1918. Few of the millions
of voters realize the vast amount of
work caused by a general election.
This is what it costB tho government
alone; but then no one knows what
it cost the candidates.
• *       a
The political scene has shifted
Premier Ramsay MacDonald along
and placed his mantle on another.
No so with his ecclesiastical appointees. Their tenure of office ia
more secure. Most remarkable—
startling in fact—was tho appointment of a socialist canon of "Weatminster Abbey in the person of
Frederick Lewis Donaldson, a friend
of Premier MacDonald, found ready
made, of course, among the clergy
of the established church of England.
• *        *
The idea of co-operation among
the farmers is spreading raidly, and
the "wheat pool" is betting stronger
nnd stronger. About seven million
acres are signed up, and there is
no doubt that the pool will be a success in «pite of discrimination on
the part of some elevator companies
and the usual element among the1
farmers themselves who turn traitor
to their class for the sake of a few
• *        *
The .Mexican government—a labor
government in all but name—Is trying Its utmost to obtain "humane"
treatment for the workers. But
British, American and Belgium capital is running the mines and oil
wells. Not only by reason of the
geographical position is the work in
the wells and mines unhealthy, but
thore are no doctors, hospitals or
chemists' shops provided for the
workers, and the average period of
work under these conditions is three
years. But dividends go up to fiO
per cent.
»        •        *
According to the Liberator, the
soul Ib something that makes us
conscious of ourselves as separate,
distinct individualities. The birth
of the soul of a social class takes
place, similarly, when that class becomes conscious of itself as a separate and  distinct  group.
« * •
Judging by the British election results, the British working classes
must be realizing themselves, for the
majority of the votes cast in favor
of labor are apparently class-con
scious. Such voters voted in the face
of the Bolshevik scare, and the
"grave risks" attendant upon a loan
to  Russia.
•        •        *
Sir Henry Thornton tells us that
it Is labor that suffers most from
the shortage of population. On the
contrary, labor suffers from nothing
so much ns from the influx of populntion from other countries. But
Sir Henry daily comet, in touch with
five of the strongest unions In the
dominion, so he ought to know. But
he doesn't come in touch with the
workers themselves nor their conditions.
• •      •
Of course, We do need more men
whon we are forced into capitalist1
wars. And there must be wars.
For, though the present rale of production Is enormous, the workers
work the same hours, and the murket
gets more and more glutted. Hence
the necessity for wnrs nnd unemploy-
• •      »
Bays the London Daily Mail: "We
must cut down the cost of production If We nre to retain our export
trade. Wages in the cotton industry, for instance, hnve increased by
150 per cent." So have the necessities of life. It would seem thnt
the old prophecy is coming true:
"When the white workers are reduced to a coolie standard of living,
the colored races will be forced to
eut grass." Unemployment Is forcing a coolie standard of living in
mnny parts of the world, und our
colored comrades art' being exploit
ed for a few cents a day.
• *      •
Tho results from Durham county
are most encouraging. But then it's
a mining: .district, nnd the miners
realize something of capitalism at
its worst. A recent accident in Eng
land revealed great neglect on the>
part of the owner to take the pre
cautions necessary for the safety of
the miners. Crimes like that are
just as bad as sending soldiers to
the front without ammunition. But
the owner protested it was only .
small mine.
• *      •
We would have Uked to see Win
ston trying for a constituency in
Durham. Hut he was wise. He
chose the comparatively consent
tive south and  a safe constituency.
• •      •
Vancouver labor, folk who may
occasionally read the Glasgow Forward will regret the defeat of the
acting editor, Mr. Tom Johnston,
We feel thnt that progressive journal materially helped ta stem the tide
of conservatism In Scotland. The
genera] withdrawal of liberal candidates to give thc tories a clear run,
meant that labor had to win over
half of tho former liberal votes In
order to survive. The complexion of
some districts, of courso, mado this
• •     •
An interesting feature In the recent
British  electons was thc  contest in
recently became promfnent by chal
lenglng all comers, through the press,
to a public debate on socialism, with
himself in the negative role. Probably the hasty election hindered
this, but we notice he got the worst
of the argument on October 29th, as
he went down to defeat in a straight
fight with the Rev. J. Barr, the labor
» * »
The midlands as was expected returned quite a few of tbe labor candidates to office again. In Ilkeston,
Where the conservative candidate
was expected to upset the sitting
labor member (G. H. Oliver), labor
showed how strong it was, and no
.doubt was well satisfied with the
record of its own member by again
returning him  to  parliament.
What a change in thfs constituency. Well I remember as a boy
taking an active part in the elect
ions—watching the crowds and listening to the special police drafted
Into the district for election day—
ft was the hot, bed of liberalism,
and the late Sir Walter Foster had
his wife and daughter always working hard for him around election
time. I seldom ever saw tbem at any
other time,
*      *      •
A report by Karl H, Von Wlegand,
a staff correspondent, Unversal Ser
vice, was published in .some American
papers some time ago, but for some
renson or other failed to be published by our local press. It was
as follows: "The international bankers, I am fellnbly informed, are in
effect offering Germany $10,000,i
If she will withhold the announced
note renouncing the war guilt paragraph of the Versailles treaty. The
offer is clothed In thn form of verbal
promises that if Germany at this
time will not stir up an interna
tional rumpus on this point, so sore
for both Germany and tbe allies, the
bankers will use their influence to
concede one-half ui one per cent. In
the Interest rate on the forthcoming
$200,000,000 loan. That half of one
per cent., it is figured, will mean
about ?10,000,000 to Germany by the
time the loan is paid."
Stage  and Screen
A i.ingnflcent pecimen of the
genus,man Is Robert Warwick, noted
actor of stage and .screen, who is
headlining the vaudeville bill at tho
Orpheum theatre tbis week in "Bonds
That Separate," a playlet by Alan
Brooks. In vaudeville Mr. Warwick
Is repeating" the success that hus attended him with every stage or
screen effort, Dooley and Sales in
"Cut That Out," an offering packed
tight.With fun and song, bold second
place on the program. Mr. Al. Tucker and his society orchestra. Here
is a mdsical organization which has
attained renown', not only gained by
the musical ability o'f tbe seven men,
but b.v their'dress. Tbey are the last
word In male sartorial art. "On the
Boulevard," offered by Tony and
George, contains many surprises, all
of (Kent laugh producers, Geo. Ford
and Flo Cunningham appear in a
tie skit written by Jack Lait and
lair Traynuji'. George Ford Is a
comedian with original methods, and
Flo Cunningham Is both pleasing to
the eye and ear. Crafts and Sheehan
specialize in a variety of comedy
aongh and dances. "Vogue," presented hy Sam Hork and Juanita
Satin, assisted by Ramon Pouch, violinist, is a pleasing act, with a novelty thrown in for good measure.
Attractive pictures and the Orpheum
Concert Orchestra, make up the bill,
which opens with a matinee at 2:20
Tyranny is irresponsible power. .
. . Whether the power be lodged in
one or many.—Canning.
40.4 per cent.. In the short space of
ten months. Past parliamentary experience would lead us to expect that
the pendulum would have swung
somewhat against the party in office;
but this was not the cose; in fact, it
will probably be found that no other
government in any part of the British
commonwealth of nations ever made
such a gain in votes while the party
was still in office. This extraordinary
lncreaae in voting power clearly establishes the fact that labor ia more
firmly entrenched in Britain today
than at any previous time In its history.
In its second objective the labor
party was equally successful. In spite
of th'e combined and united leadership of Asquith and Lloyd-George, in
spite of the compact In many constituencies by which liberals and conservatives unitod to prevent three-
cornered contests and keep out labor (as in the case of Paisley, where
the conservative candidate withdrew
in favor of Mr. Asquith), and in the
faco of the conservative press support gjiven to liberals in many ridings, the liberals were hopelessly
beaten. They have polled at the time
of writing 833,795 votes leas than
they did ten months ago. They have
lost over 100 seats in the house, and
some of their best-known leaders,
including Mr. Asquith, Sir Donald
McLean, Sir Charles Barrie, Dr. Mac-
Namara, Col. Carnegie and Sir John
Brunner, have gone down to defeat.
An examination of the election results will show how great has been
the swing from the liberal ranks to
labor, even in those coses where the
high individual prestige of the sitting
members should have assisted them
In retainln gtheir seats. In Palsle>
the  figures are:
Rosslyn   Mitchell   (Lab.),   17,057
H. H. Asquith  (Lib.) 14,829
—showing the huge swing, towards
labor In spite of Mr. Asquith receiv
ing  conservative  support.
The results in the constituencies
formerly held by Dr. MacNamara,
Sir Donald McLean and Sir Charles
Barrie are equally Instructive, and as
these gentlemen were members representing ridings in England, Wales
and Scotland, respectively, it will be
seen that the liberal trend towar
labor   is   nation-wide.
London-Camberwell N.W.:
E.  T.  Campbell   (Conservative), 9fi2fi
Dr. II.  B. Morgan  (Labor)  9432
Dr. T. .1. MacNamara (Liberal), 5138
Cardiff East:
Sir   Iv.   Coolne(Conservative),   10,030
H. Lloyd  (Labor)    S.lfitt
Sir  Donald McLean   (Liberal),    6,684
W. H. Templeton  (Con.)    6,929
Rev. W. Groundwater  (Labor), 6,462
Sir Charles Barrie  (Lib.)  5,4110
Paisley and Banffshire have been
liberal in politics for ninety years
(since the passing of the Reform net)
and this is tbe first time that lnhor
put a candidate In the field in Banffshire.
With the lenders of liberalism
routed (Lloyd-George alone surviving
the ordeal) lt was no wonder- that
the rank and file fared disastrously,
and the results conclusively show that
the future lies between labor and
conservatism, Many liberals have
already recognized this and have
transferred their allegiance, and after
the present debacle those who still
remain will have to make choice, und
thnt at no distant date.
It Is exceedingly encouraging to
see how many notable liberal M.P.'s
have already come over to labor, and
also to see how the younger men in
liberalism are following their example. Viewing the situation as a
whole, it is a very satisfactory one
for labor, and full of promise. It has
Increased its hold In the country and j
practically eliminated liberalism.    It
France Sends Us Her
Smartest Dresses
—And Miss and Mrs. Vancouver will be eager to
welcome them
—Not in a number of years has Vancouver seen such a distinctively varied collection—and equally sure are we that it's
years since we presented such appealing .
—Fashioned along suitable lines for evening and semi-evening wear, they ire developed in finest georgettes and crepes, charmingly styled, with fringe and floral beaded effects a predominating feature. .*
—The assortment of preferred shades include white, blnck and fire, etc.
$35.00 to $79.50
Untrimmed Coats are Favored
For Dress Wear
—Fashion favored them first in Paris, and
it was only a few weeks after that New
York went in ccstacics over them—now
they are here.
—A wonderful collection—charmingly
varied and in such appropriate, fabrics as
velours, marvcllas, Bolivias and Britoneau
cloths. Many of these are designed for
those requiring large sizes. The range of
colors include black, navy, taupe, reindeer, etc.   In sizes 16 to 50.
$29.50 to $59.50
—Second Floor
%uh*n&faitt dmnprntg M
£ twcoMOMwn..,. ma-MAvwro      f *V    **a§^
VANCOUVER, B. 0.        	
Don't Buy Your Turkey.   Come
and Win It
$20.i.on in  l'i*l_._ Given Au,i.v!
mill Hill Tickets Iwucd on Cnr
Douglas Fairbanks in
Greatest   Flctura  Ev.r  Shown
Hilt  iVilldtuur ('ontoM  Saturday
A BEAUTIFUL toned littlo pinno,
HtHii.itnif ,1 feet, »% inches high,
eHpecially MiitaMc fnr amall miitrn.
apartment housea, tie. Every piano
fully guaranteed by ihe maker*., tine
theae  before  (lendinc
Beautifully finished In Fnraed Oak and
On Buy Termi        Without Interest
t_mln Lends:   Follow Who Cnn!
1? now definitely established as the
second principal party ln the state,
and the "swing of the pendulum'
will soon bring it into power as well
ns office.
No! The Labor party is not "submerged." It( did not receive "a
stinging defeat." Labor made great
gains in the present election. It lu
marching forward to a certain vie
tlon may lte In the steady growth of a
third party to a position of dominance,
as the republican party in the United
States, which was started as a protest
against the two existing parties, ultimately became the dominant party In
the nation. If labor Is to repeat this
achievement In England, tt must be
at the expense of one of the established parties. Which one ls lt likely to
supplant?—Christian Science Monitor*
As to Third Parties
It would seem that, in both of
these (Great Britain and tho United
States) grent English-speaking nations, party government Is on trial
Ita stability is menaced by tbe growth
of third parties. And yet it would be
at once illogical nnd unreasonable to
declare thnt no third pnrty should
ever be organized.   Perhnps the solu
Hex Ingnmi'M Super Production
Thrilling Tala of Old Franca, featuring
EplHodaa of 2 Stirring Serials
Admission 15c. and 25c.
lilg   Amateur  Contest   Frliljiy
Evaslons are the common subterfuge of the hard-hearted, the false,
and Impotent when cnlled upon to assist.—Lavater.
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There Is a spirit of resistance im
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.T. Fox.
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[By J. A. MacDonald.] *
BRUTALITY has been charged
against officers of the law In other
cities. Here, in Vancouver, they lean
over backwards. If anything, they
are too sympathetic. So great is this
sympathy that they will not creep up
on an unsuspecting pig—if the poor
thing is blind.
* *        •
I have a book on chemistry which
says that ether is alcohol treated with
sulphuric acid. But I know this Is
* »        *
Where does the sun go at night?
When we see it going into the ocean
it Is merely fooling us. It comes back
to the office of the Vancouver Sun to
enlighten the world on the cure for
unemployment, by proving that the
way to do this is to bring in more
men, because, according to Sun logic,
the more men arc unemployed, the
less there are. Don't ask me how this
is. I am not the Sun of Heaven or
of Vancouver.
* *       *
Read the  Capitalist Papers to Stay
Out of Jail
Radical papers have blamed the
mayor for notifying the Chinese underworld through the press of Vancouver that they were to be raided
in a few days. This view was superficial. The mayor's object was culture. He wanted the Chinese lawbreakers to learn to read English and
subscribe to the capitalist press of
Vancouver. If the radical papers had
taken issue with the mayor on the
basis that culture could not be obtained through reading these papers,
they would be on unassailable ground.
* •       *
Struggle Between tabor ftml Labor
The struggle between capital and
labor. There Is no such struggle. In
every conflict what is to be observed
is a struggle between that part of
labor which is organized and educated
on the one side, and, on the other, all
of the bosses and the vast majority
of the workers who are not organized
or educated to their class position, and
who fight against labor for the bosses.
What these struggles show is not the
power of the owners of industry, but
the lethargy, lack of organization and
lack of constructive thought of millions of workers. The workers are
not defeated by the superior power of \
the bosses, but by a part ofjiie work- j
ing class. When there is a struggle!
between capitnl and labor, with all
workers fighting on their own side, la.
bor will win. The proof is that occa- j
slonally the organized part of labor,
now wins over the bosses and the remainder of labor.
* *        *
The function of joints is to connect. The "joints" of Vancouver connect capitalism, the cnuse, with crime,
the effect,
i. a *
Sleeping  Brains Bring Results
We are told that capitalists own the
Industries, and through thnt ownership the workers, because of their superior mental ability. Recently a capitalist Went to sleep and in the morning woke up twenty-nine million
richer. When a worker sleeps, the
best that can happen him is the nightmare of hearing the alarm clock stridently yelling him out of tlie hay and
onto the job. A capitalist can "make"
twenty-nine million in his sleep, but
producing that amount of wealth is
Twenty-nine million dollars. If the
twelve disciples had remained workingmen, and had been compelled to
live and work until they hnd earned
that amount at three dollars a day,
how long would it be before tho terrible sentence expired? They would
be working now and would have to
continue to work for another 21C
years before their total earning would
amount to $29,000,000. When they
had gathered together the twenty-
nine million they would ulso have
won the doubtful honor of being ideal
workers, for in 2240 years they would
not have had a duy off or eaten a
* *        •;
But   this   is   merely   mathematics.
What would probably have happened
is that Judas would havo had the
others working for him from early in
the first century, and that today he
would be far the richest man in the
world." I can even imagine him following the precedent of other capitalists and granting an interview to the
Vancouver *£un to explain how he
made it all honestly from a first investment of thirty pieces of silver.
* *       *
Ono Way lo Prove Idiocy
Workers without one cent repeat
that money is the measure of brains
—lots of money, lots of brains, no
money, no brains—and thus prove
themselves idiots. The premises are'
false, but one who ls not logical can
reason from falBe premises to arrive
at a correct conclusion, as in this
caae, If the brain-power of human
being it to be measured by the amount
of money they are ablo to get—not
produce—then Socrates was a fool,
only Judas of the persons mentioned
in connection with the founding of
Christianity seems to have had
brains; Columbus in chains after discovering a new world wob an idiot;
Galileo In prison for the declaration
of the truths of science waa imbecile
—all whom tho world now honors,
owing to the legacies of thought or
action whielrthey have left, tho beauties which .they have created, while
tlie rich and mighty of the past are
forgotten,   wero mental  incompetents,
'utterly or almost brainless. The savage who looks up to him who has
gathered the most sea-shells, and the
savage who looks up to him who has
gathered the most dollars, are on an
*        *        *
The capitalists do not believe that
they owe their money to superior
brain-power. If they did, they would
scorn to handicap their adversaries, to
win as the result of the unequal competition due to their ownership of the
earth and the machinery of produc
tion. The pigmy, Capital, knows the
only way In which It can prove superior stature is by standing on the
shoulder of the giant, Labor.
* •       •
But just the same the capitalists
have the best brainB. Don't they buy
the best brains of the workers. The
best brains of capitalism are on the
shoulders of workers.
* *       •
Twinkle,  twinkle, little "Star,"
How I wonder why yoa are!
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Manifesto and Platform
Federated Labor Party of B.C.
THE FEDERATED LABOB PARTY is organized for the purpose of securing industrial legislation, and the collective ownership and democratic control of the means   of  wealth   production.
Private ownership of the means of wealth production (lands,
forests, mines, fisheries, mills and factories), is the basis of the present
system of society. The ownership of these natural resources and the
machinery of production is vested in a small minority of the people,
who, bocause of this ownership, constitute the real rulers of the
country—thc ruling class.
This class ownership of the means of life, with the restrictions and
appropriation of the fruits of labor necessarily following it, is the root
cause of the presont insecurity and privation suffered bj tho working class.
Thc large majority of the people—the working class—being properly less, must obtain the necessities of life through the only channel
open to them, i.e., by selling their labor power. The only condition
upon which they can do so is that a profit must accrue to the owning
class from thc process. Profits for the few and not the needs of thc
many is thc motive underlying production.
The farmer, despite the semblance of ownership whieh appears
fronT the occupancy of the land and the machinery with which he
works it, is in approximately the same position as the propertyiess
wage-worker. The wage-worker sells his labor power direct to the
capitalist class for a price (wages), and that whieh he produces belongs to the party employing him or her. The farmer converts Es
labor power into other commodities, (wheat, oats, etc.), which he
must dispose of in the open market, having little or no control over the
disposal of his product. The result of his toil passes into thc hands of
the* capitalist class in rent, interest and profit just as surely and completely as does the product of the labor of tho wage-worker, which he
(the wage-worker) leaves in the mill pr factory when the whistle blows
at the end of the day.
Thc production and distribution of the things essential to our
needs has reached a stage of development in which it requires the
active cooperation of practically all the productive forces in society;
social production has superseded individual production. Our ultimate
objective is, therefore, the collective ownership of things collectively
produced and collectively used. The need and well-being of society
must be the regulator of production.
The present ruling class maintains its ownership in the means of
life and consequent exploitation of thc workers through its control of
the powers of tho state. This present system of government is controlled by the same class whieh controls the industries and henee
is used in their interests. Under those conditions the welfare of the
masses is a subordinate consideration.
Realizing this, it logically follows that the working olass can not
improve their condition in any permanent way until thoy assume thc
powors and functions of thc state. This can be accomplished iu this
country by taking advantage of our political privileges and electing
working-class representatives to all legislative and administrative
bodies.   Tho working class itself must bo its own emancipator.
Taking into consideration thc international aspect of the development of capitalism and thc interdependence of each country upon all
other countrios for oven the partial functioning of the productive
forees that obtain to-day, avo realize the impossibility of the working
class of any onc country—even if the ontire govornment was within
its control—formulating and carrying out, unaided, a complete programme of socialisation. Wo thereforo pledge our support and cooperation to all groups, of whatever nationality, having similar aims.
Tho Federated Labor Party will support all legislative measures
having for their purposo tlio betterment of the condition of the working class, but we maintain, that so long as thc workors are content to
sell thoir life's energy in thc market thoy must accept the conditions
whicli thc fluctuation of that market entails.
Thc prosent, productivo forces of society arc quite sufficient to supply our every need and comfort; but thc present system of production
and appropriation denies to thc great mass of the people the bare
necessities of life. While the few revel in wealth and luxury, millions are done to death by slow starvation. Knowledgo of the cause
of this phenomenon is absolutely essential to intelligent action.
Class ownership of the means of production; class appropriation of
the social product of labor, is the cause of this denial to the workers
of an opportunity to participate in thc fruits of thcir labor.
Collective ownership of the means of production; soeial appropriation of that which is socially produced, is the only means to end exploitation.
In the foregoing *ve have given an outline as brief and concise as
possible of the basis of present-day society.
Tho Federated Labor party as a socialist party holds that the difficulties which thc working class is laboring under ean ortly be removed
by a change in our economic system. For this reason we do not put
forward any lengthy list of immediate aims.
By working class we mean all of the people who must labor by
hand or by brain and have no other means of support.
The function of the party is to organize and educate thc workers
along political lines as the surest and safest way to get control of the
powers of government. Once having secured that power it will be
used to liberate where it is now used to oppress.
Changes eome slowly as thc people learn slowly and to try and
force changes beforc the mass of the people are ready for them will
ony defeat the end we have in view.
Beforc the workers can advance to power they must gain confidence in their own ability as organizers, legislators and administrators';
and the best way to" create that confidence is by contesting the election to every elective office.
On the platform, around the council table or in thc legislature we
shall put forward and work for the passing of such reforms as the
workers think necessary for the strengthening of their position, but
our ultimate goal is the socialist state.
Jffp&eraUfc Hahor %.t\rt_ of 3B.C&.
/, the undersigned, endorse and subscribe to ihe furtherance of the
declared objects of the Part's and agree \o be governed fcl) lhe
Constitution thereof.
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Lectures on Our Modern Drama
IT will be recognized by many students of social progress today that there has been unfortunately a failure, on the
part of our leaders and teachers,* to utilize the wonderful
lessons that have bcen given to human kind by our modern
writers of drama and poetry as they ought.
Mrs. Rose Henderson, a speaker of international repute,
and a keen student of our modern poetry and drama, is
giving a series of at least three lectures on "The Social Interpretation of the Modern Drama." The particulars are
as follows:
Nov. 12th—Maeterlinck's Drama: "The Blue Bird, or
Man's Right to Happiness."
Nov, 26th—Ibsen's Drama: "Little Eyols, or the Right
of the Ohild To Be Well Born."
Deo. 10th—An Irish Drama: "Kathleen Ni-Houlihan, or
an Appeal to Reason."	
The above lectures will be delivered in the Theosophical
hall, 337 Hastings Street West. Music will be provided.
Proceeds for educational purposes. Tickets, three for $1,
or 35 cents each.


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