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 THE BRITISH COLUNBIA FEDERATIONIST
INDUSTBIAL UNITY:  STRENGTH.
THIRTEENTH YEAR. No. 21.
FOUR PAGES
OFFICIAL PAPEB:   VANCOUVER TBAD13 AND LABOB COUNCIL.
VANCOUVER, B. C, FRIDAY jiOBNING, JUNE 3,1921.
POLITICAL UNITY: VICTORY
$2.60 PER YEAR
MOORE WANTS TOlEMPLOYMENT
HE I
Speaks to Ruling: Class
Gatherings "for
Labor"
Winnipeg Workers Repudiate His Reactionary
Tendencies
Tom Moon, president et the
Tardea and Labor Congress et
Canada, Is touring tha Wait. Thla
tour Is, no doubt, tha usual organising stunt that takes place an,
nually before the annual gathering
ot the body, ol which he In president.
Judging trom press reports, Mr.
Moore is very busy talking to other
■eople than the workers, as In different places he has been advertised to speak before the Canadian
Clubs, BoardB of Trade and other
auoh employing olass organisations.
Hla attempt to speak to the workers at Winnipeg was not successful,
those present at the meeting making so many interruptions that It
nad to be closed prematurely.
Naturally, ln Winnipeg the general strike was the one topic which
the workers wished him to speak
an, but his answers to Questions
hurled at him from the audience on
. thlB topic only roused his hearers,
who had been through that atruggle.
The following answer to a question on this subpject being typical
ef his attitude:
"The Winnipeg strike was one of
the greatest demonstrations of
working class unity that was ever
brought about In this country, but
lt was misdirected, and ended in
failure, as would any movement
guided In the same manner," i
Speaking ot the Winnipeg meeting, the O. B. II. Bulletin has,
amongst other things, the following to say:
"Ourselves, we would prefer to,
have seen Mr. Moore have an orderly meeting. We would have
' liked to have him ahow to the
workers of Winnipeg, the emptiness
ef his contentions, the futility of
"his advocacies and the boss nature
ef his co-operative aohemes, but
the workers deolded that they
knew enough about these activities
already. They who had gone there
en purpose to hear more, found
that MOORE was too much for
them to stomach, and the emotion
thus generated, decided the rest."
"And who, understanding the
working olass movement, could
blame them? Tho class struggle
has now passed that stage where
one con treat the enemy and the
tsaitor with gentleness and consideration. No longer can the workers be expected to turn with Chrlst-
llke fortitude the other oheck to
the smiter. Here was a' man whose
history In the Labor movement had
earned for him the execration of
J(h» working olass. Here was the
last bulwark of capitalism personified, the foremost Canadian representative of all that is reactionary,
traitorous and cunning In the American Federation of Labor. They
well remembered the Winnipeg
etrlke, the arrests and the trials.
*hey could not forget who had taken a hand ln those arrests, who
kad helped to engineer them, who
kad been a close friend and confident of Mr, Meighen and Oldeon
Robertson, and to see him brazenly
__..!__• them In the guise of
"friend" and "leader," along with
Ihe local "leaders" of equal odorl-
farousness, was too much for their
patience. Those of the audience
Who were members of the O. B,.
IT. had even more reason to resent
fels presence, for he has done all
fee could to revile their movement,
snd not only that, he haa connived
with the master class to discrlml-
■ate against them and take away
(Continued on page i)
Took Money from Men
Engaged to Work on
P.G.E.
In the police court on Wednesday morning, a man named J. McDonald, who It la understood, ie an
employee of the Northern Construction Company doing work on
the P.a.E., was fined $15 and costs
or 10 days In goal, He was charged under the Employment Agencies Aot, an aot which was designed to proteot workers from the unscrupulous employment sharks that
Infested this part of the country
fur many years.
. It appears that McDonald was
Instructed to hire men for the oonv
pany. The men usually engaged
were thoae that eame-across with
from $8 to 96. J. Pettlg'remio accused McDonald of accepting
money, and stating that he was
asked by McDonald to keep quiet
about It, and he would fix It up
With him. The result was that M<
Donald was hauled to the police
court, and as already Btated, fined
the sum of $16. J. H. McVety,
general superintendent of employment bureaus in. the province, was
responsible for the action being'
taken.
W. A. Pritchard Shows
How "Justice"
i       v    Works
JKorfanty Became Impatient and Started the
Rumpus
(By Frederick Kuh)
(Federated Frees Staff Correspon
dent)-
Vienna — Recent conversations
with diplomatic representatives,
,l»a.ve thrown into relief the entire
Sllcslun situation, and shown the
}coup to have been manoeuvred In
^arls. According to my sources of
Information, the seizure of Silesia
was planned when the Prague and
Warsaw foreign ministers came to-
getherat the Quai D'Orsay in February.
Thc scheme then evolved by the
French rulers was that, come what
may, the French would occupy the
,Ruhr on May 1. Poland at the
time was informed that It might
occupy Slleisia under cover of "participating in sanctions." So It was
arranged that the Czech and Polish
troops were to grab Silesia and divide the spoils between them while
France was wrenching the Ruhr
from Germany.
Information which I have received in Vienna substantiates this
version and describes the sequel.'
Korfanty, the polish leader, grew
Impatient and determined to proceed with the game, whether
France carried out her share of the
bargain or not. With the secret
support of official Warsaw, Korfanty effected his armed revolt.
Pritchard Spoke of Need
for Education Last
Sunday
A large audience assembled at
the Empress theatre last Sunday
night to hear W. A. Pritchard
speak for the Socialist Party of
Canada. In his opening remarks,
the speaker emphasized the necessity for a correct understanding of
terms used ln the educational propaganda carried on by the Socialist
Party. The anti-Marxian position
Was largely built up by false interpretation of the arguments advanced by Marx In his analysis of the
production and exchange of wealth
in capitalist society.- The prejudice existing ln the minds of professional Intellectuals against the
Socialism of Marx, the Oerman
Jew, was also commented upon;
and yet one-half of Christendom
worships a Jew, and the other half
a Jewess.
Briefly explaining the differences'
between capitalism and previous
social systems, the speaker showed
that wealth used to be reckoned
in terms of how much, so many
head of cattle, slaves, etc But
In capitalist society, wealth appears as an accumulation of com-!
modifies, things produced for sale,
to which the possession of Blocks,
bonds, mortgages, etc., give title' of
ownership. The fluctuations of
market prices could and does make
the stock and bond holders richer
or poorer, without any actual Increase or reduction In that wealth
to whtoh they claim ownership.
The wealth of the capitalist elass
consists in their legal claims upon
the volume of commodities produ.
oed from day to day.
In order to live and function,
oapitalism must expand. Capital
Is only dead Labor; It lives by
sucking living Labor, and lt grows
the more It sucks. Tracing the uprise of British, Industrialism, the
speaker showed that Britain's onetime customers were now her competitors in the world markets. He
referred to the United States as
the only country that has developed capitalism without the restraint
of Feudalism. In the process of
expansion, so was capitalism dying.
The breakdown of finance, industrial stagnation, unemployment,
clearly' indicates this truth. The
same conditions, social and economic, exist now, as In the fateful
days of August, 1914. The ability
of society to solve the social problem, to cross the bridge leading to
economic security and comfort for
all, depends upon how much society knows of its problem. Let us
Judge things In a scientific manner.
"Will It work?" The condition
of capitalism at present indicates
a negative answer. Quoting Prof.
Veblen, the speaker said: "History
points to more societies that have
failed to cross the bridge, to adapt
to changed conditions, than to
those that have successfully adapted themselves."
Towards a solution of society's
problem, the spreaaSsf class education was Imperative, The elimination of that class who make
legal claim on the wealth of society, Is all that Is necessary, to
bring into harmony the forces and
the form of production. The function of the Socialist Party consists
In spreading the truths of Social
Science among the working olass.
Several good questions were dealt
with after tho address.
The speaker next week will be
J, Harrington.
Glaring Manipulation of
.So-called Evidence
Exposed
Those who attended the open
forum meeting last Friday night lh
the Fender hall to hear W. A,
Pritohard talk on the Winnipeg
trials, went away muoh wiser as to
how capitalistic justice works when
lt Is applied to members of the
working elass. \For an hour and
three quarters Pritchard held hts
audienoe by one of the most Interesting and instructive addresses
that haa ever been given in Van.
couver. Interposed' with accounts
ot humorous situations, the story
of the working, of a capitalistic
court was unfolded, and the manner in which the wheels of the cap.
ltalistic mills of justice grind, was
laid bare.
After ponting out that the ques.
tion ot the lawyers fees had been
aired in the Dominion House,
Pritchard called the attention of
the returned soldiers to the fact
that .the government had stated
that IX was an extraordinary trial,
he said it was so extraordinary that!
while returned men had thought
that they could get $2000 by merely asking for it, but did not get it,
the trial had been paid for out of
demobilization funds.
As an Instance of how "justice"
works, he pointed out that Alderman Heaps got oft In spite of the
fact that the Crown took the position that all that were there at the
time of the strike were guilty,
\ while Johns, who was not there,
was found guilty. He also pointed
out that Russell was taken out of
the orowd and tried.separately, and
got two years, while bourgeoisie
concepts of the facts made all those
charged equally guilty. Others
got one year,, while Bray got six
months as a common nuisance, In
spite of the fact tbat protest had
been made against separate trial, as
all were arrested on the same
count.    But it was good tactics on
A. J. Andrews, K. C., Is
Employed by Firm That
Figured in Trial
Men become prominent ln the
eyes of the public because ef their
.activities in public affairs or their
utterances on questions that affect
the people. Xfany prominent men,
however, do not reveal all they do
in their business hours, or even tn
their private lives,Nvhlch, lf generally known would somewhat tarnish their reputations.
Mr. A. J. Andrews, K.C., won notoriety as chief counsel for the
Crown during the Winnipeg trials.
During the trial of R. B. Russell a
witness was brought by the Crown
from the McDonald Detective,
Agency. His evidence was so rotten, however, that he was not produced ln the trial'.of Pritchard and
the rest of the so-called conspirators. From a circular letter which
is being circulated in the city from
the local branch of this agency, It
ls learned that A. J. Andrews is
chief counsel for this outfit. No.
wonder--hIs remuneration for his
part in the Winnipeg trials was so
large. The circular tn question,
offers the services of this agency to. |
employers in labor troubles, Industrial check-up work, and civil and
criminal Investigation-). By their
deeds shall ye know them, and lt is
Just as well to know those people,
that the government employs ln;
conducting its operations against;
the active workers In the labor
movement. .   ~
the part of the Crown, as after the
jury was plclfed in the Russell case.
It was a foregone conclusion as to
(Continued on page 4)
NOTE TO SUBSCRIBERS
The FcderntfbfHit has heard that
In several small locnlltlei the delivery of the pnper Is not all that lt
should be. On ln vet. ligation, in
nearly overy .case of delay
non-delivery, It has been found that
the cause of delay or non-delivery,
vob not due to the papers not being
seftt to subscribers, but to tlie postal authorities. To assist proper delivery, any reader who docs not get
his paper regularly, and on time,
should write ut once to The Federationist and nuke lile complaint.
We will do tlie rest, but unless al
complaint ls lodged, wo are ua-l
aware of any non-delivery or delay.
Radville Helps
The Radville Unit of the O. B.U.J
sent along a cheque for $15 for The
Federatlonist maintenance fund
this week.
Informs Moscow Workers
Transition Stage Only
Has Been Reached
Moscow-—Th« flrst plenary session Of the new Moscow Soviet,
held May 18, waB attended by representatives of the district councils
of factory and shop committees,!
ami by the entire body of the Moscow Provlnee Trade Union Conference, now in session here. The
report of the Central Electoral
Commission showed that out of the
7*0,000 Moscow voters, 340,000
participated in the recent eleetion,
Kamenev was unanimously elected
efialrmun of the Soviet. He presented an extensive report on the
Otternal and Internal situation of
'Soviet Russia. ,
'■ "We are a part of the working
cl*ss," said Kamenev, "which ln
Rbsala has taken upon itself the
ttttk; of demonstatmg the paetlca-
hiftty of a political and economic
regime constructed solely In the
workers' interests. Never In the
hntory htis such a movement been
successful, except In Russia, where
thlt. workers and peasants In the
fourth year of their power, have
successfully repelled the attacks of
those whb see in this first workerB1
and, peasants' state a deadly menace to themselves,"
'Continuing, Kamenev said lt
would be ilusory to Imagine that
the desired Communist state had
already come. This was merely a
transition stage-on the way to their
g(»al. Concerning the tasks con-
| fronting the Russian masses at the
present moment, Kamenev pointed
to a series of important reforms ln
the, Soviet economic policy resulting from the.substitution of a food
fax-in. kind for the former food requisition. _-
GERMANS WILL
TO BE CUT AGAIN
State of Market Causes
Alarm Among the
Employers
(By    Harry    Godfrey,    Federated
Press Staff Correspondent)
New Tork—A still further reduction ln wages of steel workers
ls hinted here by persons known to
bo closely tn touch wtth conditions
in the steel industry. Not only
have several of the "independent"
steel companies passed their customary dividends within the lost
fortnight, but there is said also to
be "grave doubt" of the ability of
the United States Steel Corporation
to meet Its seeond quarter's dividend on common stock from current earnings.
It ls known, of coures, that the
Steel Corporation has accumulated
a tremendous reserve from surplus
profits In the last few years—principally., from war orders—but there
Is nothing ln the past practices of
Judge Gary's self-styled "corporation with a soul" to indicate, that
the burden of dividend.paylng will
be shtftcjl from the shoulders of
the workers,
For some time, despite Gary's
stereotyped statements that everything Is lovely and the future holds
more great days for coupon-clippers, the steel market has been In
a condition whicli has caused secret alarm to the directors and
stockholders of tbe great steel corporations. Consumers have been
clamoring for lower prices, and
have refrained from buying to
such an extent that only absolutely
"mandatory" orders have been
placed,
Thl3 condition has produced the
usual result. While, on the face
of the situation the various manufacturers are asking uniform prices,
steel buyers who have had orders
of any considerable size to place,
have had no difficulty In getting
price "concessions." These reduc>
tions are made quietly—so quietly,
in fact, as to be secret—and the
number and extent to which the
big consumers have been thus fa
vored at the expense of the little
fellows probably never will become
known.
So, practiced observers say they
note the flrst Intimations of another slash in steel workers' wages.
The cut already in effect by the
subsidiaries of the Steel Corpora
tlon took effect on May 16, No
one haB predicted just when
other reduction may be announced,
nor what It will be.
That, tn all probability, will depend upon how soon and how
loudly the cry for continued high
profits is heard.
Decide to Send Delegates
- to Red International
(By the Federated Press)
. .Berlin—Tho Woodworkers Union
of Germany will send two delegates
to tho International Congress, of
"Red" trade unions, to be held In
Moscow next fall. This was de-
goneral meeting of delegates, at
which the vote stood 3G2 against
337. The two delegates are to go
as fraternal delegates only, charge
ed with acting as observers and reporting back whatever recommendations they see fit to make.
By the terms of the resolution,'
which was opposed on the ground,
that the delegates' meeting had no.
right to appropriate money for.
such a purpose, one of the two
delegates must be a representative:
of the International Federation .of*
Trade Unions of Amsterdam. The
Woodworkers Union has many;
Communist members.
The Central Labor Council of the
Winnipeg O. B. U. helped! to sell
6000 tickets for thc "Child for Sale'
movie show. The proceeds went
into Its building fund.
| Big Demonstration Made
i in Paris Against Occupation of Ruhr
(By the Federated Presa)
Paris—A monster demonstration
was held ln Paris early in May, tb
protest against the Ruhr occupation. At least 50,000 persons, mostly ' workers, were present. One
speaker said: "If they give you
guns to flght nnother war for the
capitalist elass, keep them and
ake another revolution," After
the gathering had been dispersed,
and, although orderly, the demon'
strators were chargod by police and
national guards, and many men and
Women were injured. For posting
notices protesting againBt continued j warfare, 15 Communists were
arrested.
So suddenly have the workers reclined that another war Is a possibility and so furious Is the hostility, toward it that, an observer of
the manifestations said that the
French Labor movement had been
re-born for one week.
May Day in Soviet Russia
Was of Different
Nature
No Signs of the Class
Struggle Marked Big
Demonstration
Moscow—Russia la learning in a
new way to live, to work, and to
celebrate. The way In which a
class of society worka and celebrates ti characteristic of itself. In
a Communist land tho holiday
must be a generally living, illuminating festival. With eaoh 1st of
May ln .these four years we have
come nearer to the Communists'
meaning of the day. The 1st of
May, 1921, brought before our eyes
that which we have already
achieved. The proletariat of the
foreign lands celebrate this day as
one of tense struggle and demonstrations often with bloody actions.
For the flrst time Soviet Russia
was able to celebrate May 1st as a
festival of labor, as the triumph of
Labor. The happy laugh and the
Joy of the feast was no longer dis-
turned by elements of war. The
laughter, the, joy of the children
and their bright faces gave a brilliant tone to the festival. From
all factories, houses, workshops
and offices streamed the masses of
the workers. Handbills from nbove
and from all sides, In all eolora and
fresh from the press, snowed upon
them with the slogans of the festival. In numbers not to be counted
the children In their good clothes
ran over the squares, on the park
lawns, and in all open places. Their
shouts of joy filled the air. Gathering after gathering gave life to and
Increased the festive Bpirit of the
crowds. The energetic addresses of
the home comers from America,
a«'oke great interest, In the Theatre* Square the crowds listened with
enthusiasm to the chorus cf the
Proletcult. The symbols, banners,
placards and declarations are the
meeting places for the speakers, to
whom the people swarm in huge
crowds, sway here and there and
then break up Into groups of active arguers. Concerts and ploys
were held In all the theatres. The
Aquarium was filled by a happy
crowd of 5000 dhildren; 2000 more
(Continued on page 4)
STILL ON STRIKE
Canadian  Workers  Are
Urged to Stay Away
»     Until Settled
The shipowners in the United
Statea have stated that they will
flght to the finish of the unions.
Thiii is tall talking and may result
hi a long drawn-out flght, Advertisements have appeared In many
papers offering work to landsmen
to go strikebreaking as "a summer
vacation." While the flght is keenest on the-Atlantic seaboard, the
Pacific Coast also has its flght. That
the men are standing pat is evidenced by the fact that the Alaska
Steamship Company's vessel the
Alemeda, which left Seattle on
Sunday morning for Alaska, but
met with disaster at Fort Town-
send owing to the Incompetence ot
the erew of strikebreakers and had
to be towed back to Seattle.
The Seattle seamen have, in a
letter to the seeretary of the Seamen's Union here, asked that
workera in Canada be urged to
stay away from the U. S. ports until
the strike ls settled, and to take no
notice of the shipowners', propaganda, as full and authentic Information wtll be given through the
press as Boon aa a settlement Is arrived at.
TERRORIST TACTICS
TO BE PROBED
Inquiry Will Bo Held Into A'l the
Phases of the Mingo
Coal Strike
(B the Federated Press)
Washington—Chairman Konyon
of the senate committee on Labor
will go to Mingo county, West Virginia, about June 10, to start the
senate Investigation of all phases;
of the coal strike there, unless the
Johnson resolution favorably roported from his committee ls
blocked In the senate. Two other
Republicans and two Democrats'
will accompany him.
A hundred witnesses will be
hoard In three or four days at Williamson, and further testimony*
may bc taken at Matewan, Charleston and other points as the inquiry develops.
Spokesmen of the United Mine
Workers here nro Jubilant at the
decision of the West Virginia senators to support the probe—a decision which turned the scale In favor of immediate action by the
senate. Many of ihu mine operators are now said to be glad that
the facts are to be aired, since they
have had no confidence in the success of the terrorist tactics thus far
employed by the dominant! group
of operators controlled by the
United States Steel Corporation and
the J. P. Morgan banking interests.
Money for Belfast
The Irish Gaelic League has forwarded $130 proceeds of a social
and dance held tn the O, B. U. hall,
May 13, to the Belfast relief fund.
U
IE IS
FRANCE
STILL RAHLES
AIL WHO WORK WILL
HAVE FREE PASSAGE
Soviet Russin Places Water Transport Under Control of the
Department of Hallways
Moscow—All those who actually
work, those who are Invalids, students and children under 16 years
of age, now have the right of passage without payment of fares on
the waterways of Russia. ThlB Is
the result of a decree, which places
tho wholei of the wator transport
•tinder the'control of the Commissariat of Railways,
The Petrograd - Detscoe - Selo-
Alexandroeska Railway line, which
formerly wns reserved for the private use of the Cznr, is now being
used for experiments with mono.
rails, A special train has been constructed for this purpose at the
Puttlov factory, and it is expected
■to attain a very high speed.
Will Hold Picnic
I The Working Women's Labor
weagtle of South Vancouver has
arranged to hold a bnekct picnic at Kitsilano Beach on Sunday,
June 6. The unemployed workers
I qf the municipality are Joining with
(■the Women's Labor League, and It
ls expected that there will be a
\arne crowd at the picnic on Sunday. At a social held some time
ago, under the auspices of the
Working Women's Labor League, a
•collection wns taken for The Federatlonist, and the maintenance
fund was boosted to the extent of
$11 as a result.
1   Patronize Federatlonist advertisers' and tell them why you do so.
Patronize Fed Advertisers.
Meetings iii O.B.U. Hall
For the Coining Week
804 PENDER  STREET  WEST
SUNDAY—Irish Self-Dctcrniinalion League.
MONDAY—Piledrivers.
WEDNESDAY—aeneral Workers' Unit.
THURSDAY—Workers' 'Council!-
FRIDAY—Women's Auxiliary.
SATURDAY—Dance, 9 to 12.
Federated   Labor Party
Deals with Internal
Affairs
The hall was well filled last Sunday when Cumradc Kingsley spoko
giving his opinion of tho solution
ot present-day problems. Next
Sunday the speaker will be Comrade T. A. Barnard.
On Saturday the members of the
party met and had supper, which
was followed by discussion of party
problems by a number of those
present. The members were enthusiastic over the success of the
meeting and another gathering of
a similar nature will be held Tuesday, June 7, at 8 p.m. A meeting
of the provincial executive will be
held Saturday, June 4, at 8 p.m. in
tho hall.
Branches ore being .formed in
soveral districts and a busy summer
is  looked  for.
A dance will be hold Friday
June 3, in Cotillion Hall to aid tho
general fund.    Don't miss it.
Legal Talent Was  Not
Used in Second
Trial
Though Lord Milner, President
Wilson and other unimpeaohables
had declared for the independence
of peoples restive under foreign
rule, Osmonde Grattan Esmonde
was on Monday found guilty of being "an evilly disposed person,"
eac, because he had allegedly Indicated "them's my sentiments" at a
meeting ln Van'couver, although he
pointed out that the only witnesses
who came forward to testify
against him were "two paid em.
ployees of the Sun newspaper,"
which had for months previously
been denouncing the cause with
which Esmonde was identified—
the natural' inference being that
thWr "reports" of the meeting
were shaped to flt the policy which
the suid paper had followed during
those preceding months.
Out of a maze of unintelligible
and contradictory verbiage, it appears that .whut matters is not
what a man says, nor even the
way he says lt, but the meaning
which is put on it by a Jury under
the leading or misleading of the
legal lights to whose tender mercies they flnd themselves committed.
Berlin—At a time when the Germnn Labor movement ls rent by
dissensions between Socialists, Communists and Independents! the employers are perfecting a more and
more closely knit organization, Recently some 20 employers' associations were added to the membership of the Nation;.] Association of
German Employers Organizations,
thus bringing the total number of
associations adhering to Optional up to 101. These associations are In turn made up of 1310
local employors societies, comprising 101,600 industrial concerns and
dealing with 6,500,000 workers.
When the tramwaymen of Budapest, .Hungary, forced the employ
ers to accept thcir demands, the
Hungarian Minister for Commerce
Issued a decree dissolving the
Union, forbidding any comments in
the press.
Rome.— The Italian Federation
of Labor has again declared its
support of the Socialist party. In
its official publication it says in
part;
"We do not intend to deviate
from our line of conduct. We ftr
allied to the Socialist party of Italy
and with lt we shall continue to
fight tenaciously und resolutely.
Just beqauso the struggle is be
coming more bitter, more deceit
ful, We shall demonstrate more
decisively thc affection that binds
us to the Socialist party."
SION!) IN Yorit ORDER
Tho Fedora tlon Ist has publlKlii'd
"i.cfi Wing" Communism, an Infantile disorder, hy Mkolul Lenln.
Tills work should be rend by every
worker, ns It deals extensively with
working olass tacttdf. Price: Klngle
copies, 25c; ordors of ten or more
copies. 2Or eaeh, postage paid
Creditors Mast Put Up
Money mr France WiU
Go Under
Another War May Be
Staged Before Final
Crash
(By Paul Hanna* Federated Press
Btalf Correspondent)
Washington—France will have
to borrow only 14,000,000,000
franca for the coming year—provided the German/government
makes good In its payment of I6i-
000,000,000 francs during ihe same
period.
That means this: If' all other
dreams of revenue ahall come true,
France will still be short for the
year Ave times as much as the
total indemnity she Had to pay after the war of 1870. •
And this France, suffocating under thick layers or debt, ls still the
strongest power fn Continental-Europe. Her desperate rulers.rattle
the sword dally and proclaim their ^
purpose to launch fresh wars to
, enforce their wills.
I X have asked a competent judge
of such things to explain why American bankers have agreed to lend
$100,000,000 more to Europe,
-whose Indisputable bankruptcy
they all can see. This judge has
replied as follows:
'American bankers and other
Investors are already carrying
heavy stocks of French government bonds, aa well as other Euro,
peau securities. These bonds and
securities have a certain value,
just as long as the holders pretend
that they have a value.
"The time has now come when
that brave pretense must be backed up with some stronger show of
real faith. Unless the creditors of
France put up more money now,
France will go under with a big
splash, and French credit expires,
all other European securities, both
public and private, will give up the
ghost.
"The proposed loan of $100,-
000,000 will go In port to refund
older obligations, so only ft. 0,000,-
000 In real cash need be raised.
Any attempt to float a larger loan
In the United States would fall before lt crossed the Hudson river,
and so let out of the bag the cat
of French Insolvency. Bankers
think they can manage the smaller
loan; those who have anything to
lose by acknowledging the ghastly
truth are counted upon to "bluX*
with one more small "raise" in the
hope that some god or devil will
turn up to save them from ruin a
little later on."
Another and still more grim ob
server of the approaching financial
avalanche Is sure that Europe's dl-
. plomatic gamblers will stage one
Tou are called upon to attach | more war beforo they throw up
their hands. He thinks a big military "victory" might make It pos-
to repudiate her
meanings—you must attach mean
ings," the judge insisted. He had
already said: "There's no question
about freedom of speech, freedom
of writing," etc. Was there intent
to incite discontent, insurrection,
and rebellion? It was "not necessary that there should be an actual disturbance of the peace"—
nor, apparently, anything, to show
such Intent a* a matter of fact.
All that ls necessary Is to get a
jury In the mood to say so.
As for instunce. The prosecuting attorney asked: "Why did Mr.
Esmonde make the reference to
more Sinn Fein flags being seen
than Union Jacks? What was the
object of that reference ?" Or
again, for example, "Why did he
speak of drunken viceroys?"
The meTtst matters of fact must
not be mentioned, evidently;
though of course "there Ib no question about freedom of speech"—
the very foundation of the empire.
How any man In his senses can
reconcile "freedom of speech" with
the "law of sedition," is about us
hnrd to make out after listening to
all this legal piffle as It was before.
A little light Is let In on the subject, however, by a mere layman's
picture of a big fellow with his
fist held threateningly over n little
one. "You can say anything you
like," remarks the big fellow, "hut
don't say too much!" That's about
all there's to it.
Of course, Esmonde didn't hire a
lawyer for this second trial, having
beeu bled to the tune of $1000 fur
one lawyer, and $12f)0 for another
in the previous week, besides a
few hundreds more here or there,
He Is now to be "deported," I, e.,
he will now go on his way as he
intended doing before if he had
been  let  alone.
The law is vindicated! Who
says, "The law's a hass
O. S. V. X. at Edmonton
Sunday, May 22, a large number
of ex-service men held nn open-
air meeting on the market square,
Edmonton, and a local branch of
tho C. N. U. X. was formed, forty
members being enrolled. Thc first
business meeting of the new local
wa3 held Wednesday. May 25, nnd
a temporary executive of five was
elected. Several new members were
lined up nt this meeting. The tem.
porary ofllce of the secretary of tbe
EdniontMi branch of the C, N. U
X, Is 9849 Jasper avenue. Erne;.'
T. Palmer is secretary pro tem.
* Plflnlo June 12
The Workers' Council has
ranged to hold a plonlc at Second
Beach on Sundny, June 12. All
workers nro asked to remember
this date nnd bo on hand. Final
arrangements will be made by (he
council at lho next meeting nnd
the programmo Will bo published
ln next week's issue of tho Fedora-1
tlonlst.
slblc for  Franco .     	
Impossible debt, without arousing
the fury of the middlo classes and
peasantry who have Invested in
war bonds. He would have us keep
an eye on Silesia as a probable
source of the war which he thinks
will, give European civilization Its
coup de grace.
The employees of the Van Loo
Cigar Company of Vancouver have
been locked out because the company finds that It can make more
money by having the cigars made
In the East. Here's a job for the
Made-ln-B.C. campaign committee.
This cigar is alleged to be a B. C,
product.
The city employment ourtiau'ot
Seattle estimates that tbere are
over 16,000 unemployed in that
city.
Agrarian Government Is
More Favorable and
Would Trade
Isvestla publishes an Interview
with Bersin, the representative of
Soviet Russia In Finland, who ls
In Moscow for a short time. Bersin remarked that the attitude of
the new progressive Agrarian government in Finland, which had tho
support of the Social Democrats,
was considerably more favorable
for -Soviet Russia, as the latter desired normal relations between tho
two countries. The Russian delegation had purely and simply the
object of putting the peace treaty
into effect. Several special com*
missions were working towarJs
this end, Bersin branded with Indignation thc false reportB and the
malicious calumlnles which are being continually circulated by tho
reactionary press. On the other
hand, tho workers who had to(
suffer under a terrible White Terror showed their sympathy for Soviet Russia quite openly, Tho
bourgonlj, themselves expect that
the next election will result In the
complete defent of the Opportunists to the advantage of tho extreme Left of tho Labor Party.
Tho trade unions have withdrawn
from the yellow Amsterdam Internntionnl.
What    about
subscription ?
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FRIDAY...
..June 3, 1921
ABOUT a week ago there appeared in
the Vancouver Daily Province an
article dilating on thc advantages of Vancouver as a port, and the great trade that
must come to this part of the world as a
result of the devclop-
UP AGAINST ment of China. As a
CHINA mass of confused ideas
NOW tho  article  in  question
stands out supreme, for
while claiming that Vancouver as a port
must grow as a result of thc industrial development, at the same time it points out
that goods can be produced in China from
25 to 5(Tper cent, less than they can in
America or the British Isles. Incidentally, the writer of the article in question,
P. A. O'Farrell, points out that capital is
neither a philanthropist nor a patriot, a
candid admission that some of the wage
slaves of this country might well consider,
when they are called on to fight once more
for the continued reign of the present
ruling class. To use the writer's own
words, "Capital is neither a philanthropist nor a patriot. It plants itself in the
most fertile soil, and it will'not grow
in barren ground." In other words, it
will not grow without profits, and China
looks like a good field in which to gather
them.
As an illustration of how good the prospects of profits in China look, the writer
points out that Arnerican capital and enterprise are being largely used to develop
thc industries of that country. He also
states:
"Seventeen great cotton mills were
built in China last year and ere long
Chinese cotton goods will. flood the
markets of the world and will be sold
at prices 50 per cent below the cost
of  manufacture  in American  and
European cotton mills.   That is the
-  portentious industrial transformation
taking place in China.    There  are
warehouses in every seaport of China
stocked to capacity with cotton goods
. made in England   for  the   Chinese
markets. Plow many tens of millions
of English capital arc frozen up in
those goods I cannot tell, but they can
never be sold for 20 per cent, of their
. cost.  Either banks, or merchants, or
• manufacturers must take a loss of 80
per cent., for China will soon be invading the South American and European markets with her amazingly
cheap   but   fine   silk   and   cotton
',   fabrics."
This development is net confined to the
manufacture of cotton goods, but is taking place in the mining of iron ore and
other metals, in fact in all branches of
industry.
• » ■
Capital at all times is seeking new fields
to conquer. It must, or it would not be
capital. Money is not capital. It
is only capital when it is being
used in the exploitation of labor. As its
'expansion is necessary to its being, capital must seek new fields in which to expand, consequently the new field whieh it
invades becomes a competitor with other
countries that have already been the scene
of capitalistic production, and which is
instanced very vividly by the development
of Japan as a producing nation with a
surplus of products that must be sold in
a world's market, and will bc even more
forcibly brought to the people's attention
by the industrial development of China,
about thc last country that is open for the
investment of capital.
* * *
That patriotism never enters into the
consideration of the ruling class in its investments, was forcibly brought to the
attention of Europe when Germany was
receiving the indemnity from France after
the Franco-Prussian war. At that time,
the German capitalists, finding France
was booming industrially, took their
money in j France and invested it in
French industrial enterprises. Very soon
we shall see French capitalists taking
their money to Gormany for a similar purpose, and while the development of China
must of necessity hurt British and American workers, we find that the capitalists
of those countries are engaged in opening
up Chinese industries, which, when in
operation, must come in competition with
those of Great Britain and the United
States, and as the writer of the article
points out, China being able to sell
cheaper than any European country,
must of necessity get control of the market, which will mean that the workers of
the United States and Great Britain will
have even more Unemployment.
» * *
Of course the bringing of Chinese-made
goods for Europe through the port of
Vancouver will be groat business for the
shipping firms; but what about the European ancf American workers who in the
Jiast have produced goods for this same
market t No doubt they will feel that
their interests are being served when
Vancouver becomes the great portal
through which these commodities must
pass. They will no doubt see the advantages of this when thoy arc on the broad
line waiting for a job, or considering
whether it would bc better to accept the
Chinese standard of living, or remain idle
or starve. No matter whether they like it
or not, that is exactly just what the development of China will mean to thc
workers of all  countries.   As suited a
short time ago, the nation that can produce thc cheapest must of necessity get
thc market, and the workers that can live
on the least will be employed. This is
capitalism; this is civilization, and no one
can alter it while the system lasts, All of
which proves that if the workers wish to
live like men they must change the system. There is no other way out, for development of capitalistic production
means at all times misery, hunger, starvation and death to the workers of all countries.
AT the present time there is being
carried on, in the Industrial Banner,
published in Toronto, a controversy on
the question of nationalization of industry. This paper is largely under the control of the now famous Jimmie Simpson,
pale pink labor man
NATIONALIZA- and apologist for the
TION AND A. F. of L.   The onc
THE WORKERS end of thc controversy
is being upheld by the
said Jimmie, and a reader in Toronto has
asked our opinion as to whether the nationalization of industry would be of
benefit to thc working class. Our reply is
emphatically no, but that is merely an assertion and does not carry any weight.
It is therefore necessary to say a littlo on
this question in which many workers, and
especially labor leaders of thc puro and
simple school, are so much interested. Nationalization of industry does not mean
the end of capitalism, but merely state
capitalism, and capitalism in any shape
can never relieve the miseries of the
working'class.
* # »
As an instance  of the  confusion of
thought and an evidence of the fact that
those who favor and support the nationalization of industry, or as Simpson calls
it in the Industrial Banner, government
ownership, do not understand the state,
the following passage taken from his article in support of his views is a monument:
"If the workers are going to be
exploited until we reach the co-operative commonwealth, I would prefer
that some of the surplus value go to
' thc State to promote the interests of
public services instead of all the surplus going to private individuals and
corporations to promote private interests."
This in itself is an admission that the
workers would be exploited under government ownership or nationalized industries. Then if the workera are exploited,
they must be denied thc product of their
toil, which is exactly the position they are
in under private enterprise and industrial
operations as carried on to day. Perhaps
a concrete example will, however, be more
enlightening.
» * *
Canada, like Great Britain and the
United States, haa a government-owned
and operated postal service. In other
words, the postal service is nationalized.
To date, however, we have never heard
that the postal employees receive any
greater remuneration for their services
than do other workers. Simpson claims
that the workers under state enterprises
receive greater consideration than do the
employees of large corporations. This
statement, however, is not borne out by
facts. The postal workers of Canada, or
the street railway employees of any municipal tramway service, are not better
paid, if as well, as some of the corporation
employees in similar services. But admitting that they are better paid, docs
that solve their problems. Are they not
merely eking out a miserable existence
and living from hand to mouth. Have
not returned soldiers who have been employed by the postal authorities repeatedly complained that they could not live on
thc wages that they received. In fact,
we have a very distinct recollection of the
postal workers going out on strike, which
proves without doubt that their conditions
have not been as rosy as Simpson would
hbve the workers believe that they-would
secure under nationalization.
* * *.
Coming back to the division of the surplus, we would like to ask what the workers have to do with who and what section
of the ruling class handles and uses the
surplus values rung out of their hides and
carcasses. Does a man who is held up by
a highwayman care as to how the man
who robbed him disposes of the swag. No,
the only thing that worries him is the
fact that he has been robbed The State,
however, does not get its financial resources from the workers. It collects
them from the employing class. As au instance of this, we quote the manner in
which Germany is collecting the wherewithal to pay the indemnity with. A tax
is to be levied on real estate, or private
property, to the extent of 20 per eent.,
which in effect will be a mortgage on
property. In addition to that, however,as
stated in a news item in the daily press
during the week, "the State will claim a
20 per cent, participation in the capital
invested in all going concerns, industrial,
commercial and business enterprises, including banks. The plan provides for
progressive liquidation by selling these
state reparation mortgages and reparation
participation shares abroad, as fast as the
foreign money markets can absorb them."
* * *
It will be noticed that the workers are
not taxed in any shape or form. It is
property that is taxed. The capitalist
class of Germany must pay the bill just as
the ruling class of Great Britain and the
United States must pay for their share
in the war. That being so, what on earth
have the workers to worry about as to
where the ruling class obtains the simo-
leons with which to pay its bills. The
state today obtains whatever it needs
from the capitalistic class.
* »* ♦
From the above it will be seen that some
of the surplus goes to thc state in order
that capitalistic society can bc carried on.
How it is carried on is none of the workers' business. They are exploited no matter how the ruling class decides to run
things. In addition to that, the slaves are
kept in subjection by the armed forces, thc
courts, and all other institutions that ihe
present ruling class has instigate! ftr
their subjection. AU of which is pud ipr
out of the surplus that is taken from th#n
at .the point of production, and part (of
the very surplus that Jimmie wants to
see the State get more of, is used ,to buy
other slaves to keep the industrial proletariat in subjection at the point of the
bayonet or the business end of a machine
gun. No doubt the hungry slave lookljig
on will be interested in how the ruling
class uses the surplus that was taken'from
him at the time he was engaged in production. He can see some of it being
carried around in the shape of a red eoat
on the back of a mounted policeman, or
in stone walls that are built to hold him
in if he interferes with private property.
Capitalism Has, and does, spell human
slavery. Under that system, no matter
whether it be operated on national lines
or not, unemployment and all that the
system in the shape of misery gives to the
worker, will still remain. The only issue
that faces the working class is to get out
of being a subject class, and the Simpsons,
and all the rest of the confusionists are
not helping the workers to do that, but
are, as usual, only attempting to throw a
smoke screen so that thc real issue will
not be visible. They are a danger tortlie
workers and henchmen of the present ruling class, and the sooner the workers
realize this, the sooner will they remove
them from the positions they now hold to
the detriment of the working class. .
What is thc use of beef at 10 cents per
pound when you have not got the price of
a hole in a doughnut. Some of our friends
who want to bring the cost of living down
might enlighten us on this point.
The French government has ordered
those teachers who are advocates of communism removed from offlce. This in itself is an admission that the teachers of
France are at least realizing their position
in society.
We do not know just what Esmonde's
ideas arc, or if he has any, but the fact
remains that the Vancouver Sun, along
with the aid of two feeble apologists for
present-day society, has once again
"saved Canada for democracy."
The fruit farmers of B. C. look like
having a pretty hard time of it this summer. Packers are not wanting fruit, as
they already have large stocks on their
hands which they cannot dispose oi_. Yes,
we need greater production and i more
people on the land, .but we wonder what
the farmers think about it, or d_ they
ever think, or do they just hope1 that
things will be better in the sweet by
and by? "    i  ■
Miss Isador Duncan, a dancer w_io fo?
some time has appeared in Paris, has left
the gay city for Moscow, where she will
open a school for dancing. On leaving
she said that she was realizing her life
dream, in being able to work entirely for
her art. The French are peeved at this,
but quite evidently Miss Duncan realizes
that art is not the basis of capitalism, and
cannot be developed under the present
commercial system.
The lockout of thc British miners is
likely to result in a considerable shake-up
in the labor movement of Great Britain.
Many railroad workers have joined up,
with what the general secretary of the
A. S. L. E. calls an unofficial workers'
movement. This, wc take it, means that
it is a movement that does not depend
on leaders, or officials. Judging from thc
type of labor officials connected with the
international unions of this country, it
would be a good thing if the Canadian
workers had an unofficial movement.
This they can have if they leave the internationals and join the O. B. U.
Tom Moore, president of the Trades and
Labor Congress of Canada, is very busy
these days apologising to the employers
for the existence of trades unions. He
claims that the employers need educating
as to the position that the working class
holds. In view of the fact that he is to
appear in Vanconver in the near future,
may we suggest as an aid to him in his
work, that he get in touch with a few men
that reside in this vicinity, who can post
him on this most important subject It
helps a lot when you are attempting to
teaeh another party, to understand what
you are talking about. It does really. No
charge will be made for this advice.
Senator Casgrain does not think that a
member of an international union should
be allowed to hold the position of Cabinet
Minister. In fact, in the Canadian
morgue of political has-beens—from
whieh the Minister of Labor has as yet not
ventured to emerge, either from a dpsii;o
to be sure he will have a place to go to in;
the event of the present govrnment meeting with defeat, or for the simple sefcstfn
that he believes in safety first—he ikfjvi*
the following motion: ".,.
"In the opinion of the Senate, the presence in the council chamber of a minister
affiliated with an international union is
a menace to Canada."
We were under the impression ,,that
Senator Robertson, thc only ministel1: to
our knowledge carrying an international
union card, had saved Canada frqm a
revolution during the Winnipeg general
strike. Of course he had help in the
shapo of-the Premier, the mounted police
and lawyers, who got well paid for their
services, but the minister was much
cheaper than the lawyers, and we do not
know of any other minister who has been
considered to have rendered more signal
service to the ruling olass than the Hon.
Gideon Robertson. Of course, if the opportunity for working-class propaganda
which was created by the arrests of the
workers' representatives in Winnipeg was
in the mind of Senator Casgrain wher he
made his motion, then that places a different complexion on the matter, but we
do not think there is anyone live enough
in the political museum to sec that far.
JUNIOR LABOR
LEAGUE NOTES
After a serteo ot misunderstandings and Interruptions, arrangements have finally been made to
have the debate mentioned ln thla
column ln the last two Issues of
the Federatlonist. The subject has
been somewhat changed and now
reads "That the present capitalistic
system serves the best Interests of
the world." Two debators on each
side, the J. L. L. representatives of
course taking the negative, and no
decision given, are the only stipulations made. The debators that
will represent the J. L. L. are also
pupils of the high sohool, the
league feeling that, although the
whole league was challenged, lt
would be taking an unfair advantage to have older members represent the league. The discussion
afterwards, lt ls understood, will be
limited to young people. There
will be a dance and refreshments
to round out the programme for
the evening. The debate Is set for
8 p.m-. at the F. L. P. Hall, 148
Cordova West, on Saturday, June
4, Mr. Ferguson, principal of King
Edward High School, on hearing of
the debate, called together members of Class 7 of the school and
made It clear to them, and also to
a representative of the league, that
those members of Class 7 who were
responsble for the challenge could
not debate as representatives of the
school. He wishes to make certain that the school Is not represented as "taking sides" one way
or the other.
There will be no meeting of the
Junior Labor League tonight (Friday). The meeting next week will
be held at 3343 Windsor Street,
half a block from Kingsway. It
will be an educational evening, and
the "hat night" Is being looked forward to. For information regarding the meetings, summer camp,
etc., phone the secreary, Fairmont
3023L.
Theosophy
Public Lecture, SUNDAY EVSMIMO.
June S, at Boon 221 Duncan Bldg., at S
o'clock.
SUBJECT: _v
'Putins Johnson, Poet snd Patriot"
flpotkort   MSB. MUBI80H
Moore   Wants   to
Educate the Employers
(Continued from page 1)
their livelihood. No, it would be
foolish indeed to blame the workers for their treatment of Mr.
Moore, and even though our .sense
of propriety may be slightly ruf-
and our bourgeois morality
outraged, It would require a for
greater dislocation of our anatomy
than this to cause us to advise the
workers to respect a traitor."
During the meeting, Moore was
asked why he was to address the
Canadian Club. He replied that
he did so "because explanation of
the working class position Is needed in the ranks of the employers."
It Is often stated that a man is
judged by the company he keeps.
If this is so, then the workers
should note that not only In Moore
meeting and dining with the members of the employing class, but his
chairman in Winnipeg was a member of the Joint council of industry, which body has very systematically reduced the workers' wages
when any wage adjustments have
been referred to it.
Last Saturday, Moore was speaking at Edmonton, The Alberta Labor News, ln heralding this doughty champion of the policy of get-
together, stated that the head of
the Trades Congress Is a keen and
discerning student of economics.
Moore, however, could learn much
more about the workers' position
in society from the employers than
he can teach them about lt. They
realize that the workers are subject to their dictates, and that the
state will back them up as it did in
Winnipeg when their profits are
threatened by the workers. They
also realize the value of such men
as Moore and his ilk to their continued rule of exloltatlon. Tom
Moore may be a big man In their
eyes, but should appear very small
to those that have any understanding of the working class movement,
for no man can serve the working
class and the master class at the
same time. If Moore understands
economics, it Is the economics of
his own position, and not of the
working class philosophy, and hts
'teachings," whether they be de.
livered before employers or workers, will solve nothing but may possibly allow him to continue to bosk
In the sunshine of the smiles of the
master class.
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(By the Federated Press)
GLOBE, Ariz.—About SO men
have been thrown out of work by
the suspension ot operations at the
International Smelting Company
near Miami. Approximately 16,-
000,000 pounds of coppgr are In
storage at the company's plant.
Seattle.—Seeking an Injunction
against the strike activities ot the
marine workers who walked , out
May 1, United-States District Attorney Saunders recently filed in
federal court a complaint against
six local unions and nine of their,
exeoutlve officers. The government
asks a judgment against the defendants of 110,000 per day since
May 1 until such date as final
judgment Is rendered. It also asks
a permanent injunction restarting
the unions named or any of their
members from trespassing upon the
United States shipping board's vessels, or its property, and from interfering with strikebreakers.
Readers in the vicinity of Nelson
and Seymour streets are urged to
patronize the California Grocery.
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Ml PENDER STREET EAST
Dollar Day
Specials
Non-Rip Sandals, * |   QC
sizes 5-7 1-2 *9 A ea.it
Sizes 8-10 1-2  21.45
Sises 11-8  *1M
Brown or White One-Strap
Slippers—Rubber soles. d» 1
Sizes 4-10 ...-.     *9 *
Black or White Iincod Shoe. —
Rubber soles. d>1
Sizes 4-10     *¥».
Men's SolM Leather Worklng
Boot—Sizes *R
e-u...-  *9***
QUALITY
SHOE STORES
2440 MAIN STREET
(Near Broadway)
25TH  AND MAIN STREET
Expiration of Lease
10% to 25%
Below Regular Prices on AU
TRUNKS and SUITCASES
Imperial Tronic ud
Leather Ooodi
UB HASTINGS ST. WEST
Between Hamilton A Homar
WE ARE NOT IN THE
HIGH RENT DISTRICT
THAT IS WHY WE SELL FOB LOWER PRICES
Men's Working Shoes, Reg. Just received a new stock
$6.00 for $4.00 of Men's Suits at start.
y ling prices.
Men's Fine Shoes, in tans ,,   ,   ,„ .,.      „,, _   .
»n^ wi.*i-   »__._..,,   „,.-i Men * Working Shirts, in
and black   recede   and d,rk grey> milit,ry..$1.86
high toe ....$6.00 to $10.00   =-"	
——^————— Men's  Sweaters, in jersey
Leckie's   Shoes,   Skookum       ■■ $4.o»
CaHforniaoiltan......$7.B0   Seamen's Caps $2.00
High  cut Boots for pros-   Men's Hats from $1.60
pectingfrom. $6.00   Fine straw Hat8 ..■■■ $1.60
Tennis Shoes at very low   All kinds of overalls in the
prices best grades.
W. B/Brummitt
18 and 20 Cordova Street West
and 444 Main Street
WHENEVER TOU
THINK OF TOUR
HOME
think of us. We are ever
thinking of you. We sell
flne
Furniture
at flne prices to flne
people. We serve you—
all of you — thoroughly
well.
CASH OR
CREDIT
Our low rent location
enables us to sell at less
than others.
HOME
Furniture Co.
416 Main Street
OPP. CITY HALL
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Musical Comedy
Model Cafe
57 CORDOVA ST. W.
ALL WHITE HELP
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Union Houae
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VAUDEVILLE
Matinee .
 2:30
-......_ 8:20
The Original Famous
King's Cafe
211 CARRALL STREET
Beat Meals for Less Money
We Cater to Working Men
Greateit Stoek ol
Furniture
In Greater Vancouver
Replete in every detail
Hastings Fnniitiire Calid.
Stanley Steam
Taxi Co.
HENRY DAHL, Prov.
(Old time Lumberjack)
Prompt Bervice
Fine Cars
IM Abbott St     Vancouver
Phone Bey. 8877-8878
COAL
SAVE MONEY by uainj
Smaller Grades of
Ooal
Stove $12.50 Ton
The demand for this coal is
proof of the quality.
Thts Is the best HOUSEHOLD
COAL In Vancouver, bar
NONE.
McNeill, Welch &
Wilson
420 CAMBIE ST.
Phone Sey. 40444
Get the
Love Habit!
Buy FURNITURE, STOVES,
BEDS, Eto., at cost. Our atock
Is Big ,and so are our Bargains. Watch our Auction
Snaps. Furniture Bought and
Sold.
Love & Co.
AUCTIONEERS— DEALERS
Phone Seymonr a "41
B70  SEYMOUR  STREET
Hand yonr neighbor thla copy ot
Tho Federationist, and then call
around noxt day for a subscription.
UNION MAN I
In that dark hour when sympathy and best service count io
much—call up
MOUNT PLEASANT
UNDERTAKING CO.
2JS KINGSWAY, VANCOUVER
. Phone Fairmont 68
Prompt Ambulanco Service
Phone Sey. 221      Day or Night |
NUNN AND THOMSON
FUNERAL DIRECTORS
831 Homer St. Vanconver, B. C
HARR0N BROS.
Funeral Directors
and Embalmers
Funerals ot Dignity at Fair
Price.
Fair view: Office and Chapal.
im OranvUle Str..t
Phone Bay .200.
North Vancouver: Offlee aad
Chapel, 122 Sixth St. W.
Phone N. V. ltt.
Mount Pleasant:   Office and
Chapel, 2123 Mala St
Phono Fairmont It.
a
Ring np Phone Seymour 2214
tor appointment
Dr. W. J. Curry
DENTIST
Suite 201 Dominion Building
VANCOUVER, B. C.
FIRST CHURCH OF
CHRIST SCIENTIST
un '
Bsadsr ssrriSH, 11 aja. sol tAO p.a—
Sunday    aohsal    lam.dl»tsl7    follow.!
Borolst -.Mo-.    W.dotsdsr tsalln.-J.
BEAST TO ______ A MA* WUH
HIS BUSINESS
With trits reviving, or«ry relisnc.
msy bs placed oa ths telephone,
which Is sueh a principal fsotor la
indnstrlsl dovelopment. British Co*
lumbis is particularly fortunate la
thst tolephono linos rsdist. from the
principal cities to ail points so that
instant means ot communication aro
always available.
BBITISH COLUMBIA TELEPHOK1
OOKFANT
SB IUKB TOU OBI
VAN BROS.
WB___r TOO ASK FOB
-CIDER-
and Non-alcohoUo wises af an
Umu
UNION   HUN'S   ATTENTION fUlVkY.	
...Jun. 2, 1*21
THIRTEENTH TEAR.    NO. 21
THE BRITISH COLUMBIA FEDERATIONIST
Vancouver, a a
PAGE THRJSJS
Are people older than their teeth?
This question is based on the natural and scientific fact that good features depend on teeth.
Wrinkles, hollow cheeks and irregular mouth
lines are for this reason accepted as the index to
a person's age. The marvelous manner in which
. I can restore and preserve by Expression Work
the natural beauty of feature is a result of correct dental principles. It is difficult' to detect
any difference between Expression Teeth and
natural teeth. Isn't, that the answer to your
problem f
Youn for "The Mouth Beautiful"
Lumber Workers'
News and Views
What Yon Get For
the Price
I use on all genettl work tbo
moat modern forms of loeal
anaestheila, Includini "Nerre-
Blooking." Then, too, X-Ray
dlagnoais and the advantages
of a, ■dentlHci-lly equipped
laboratory are combined at my
new, low' pre-war pricei—aa
much •> 85 per cent, to 40 per
eent. leas than tho level alx
montha ftgo.
Dr. BRETT
ANDERSON
602 HABTDIOS ST. W.
Comer Sermonr
PHONE SEYMOUR 2221
Office Open Tuesday and Friday
Evening.
DB. BRETT ANDERSON,  formerly number ol the Faonllr ol Iks
College ei Dentistry, Univsrslty ol Southern California, Leetnrsr
oa Orown and Bridgework, Demonstrator In Platework and Operative Dentistry, Local and General Anassthssla.
Los Angeles — Another gain In
the movement (or a tree news >er- Ing this year consider amalgamate
vice 1. seen ln the announcement
Just made that the United Labor
press of California, an association
of California Labor editors formed
a year ago, will at its annual meet
ing with the Federated Press, thus
bringing the entire group of Call
fornla Labor papers ln the Feder
ated Press as active members.
"Left Wing"
Communism
An Infantile Disorder
,       (By Nikolai Lenin)
MOW ON SALE BT THE B. 0. FEDERATIONIST
Price: Single Copies 25c
Ten or more copies at the rate of 20c per copy, postage
paid.  Oet your orden in quick, aa there win not
be a aeoond edition.
tet Twsnty Tsars ws ham lasasd tkis Oslo. 2tsap ttt tie salK or
VOLUNTARY  ARBITRATION CONTRACT
OUB STAMP -NSDBII:
Faecal-l OeU-rttrs Bargaining
ruUda Both Strikes aad Locksats
Dlspntos SMtisd hy Artltratlsa
Steady Employaunt sad Skillsd Wsrkaaashlp
yrosipt Deliveries ts Dealers sad ttWa
Vaat. and Sncoasi ts Workers sad Ssrploysrs
Prosperity of 2kM staking OsnsuiU-ttUs
loyal salsa mea aad wosms, ws ask
to demand shoes fearing ths abet.
- Stamp on Sola, luole or Linus.
BOOT AND SHOE WORKERS' UNION
346 SUMMER STREET, BOSTON, MASS.
Collie ttaaelf, Genoral Preildent   Chariot L. Balne, Oeneral Sec-Treat.
SSo*
COAST DISTBIOT '
During the past week, a few
more campi have been heard from,
and a gure olrn of a Uttle Increase
of activity lt evidenced by- the increase in the number of grouches
that come into tbe offlce. Some
of the small camps that are just
beginning to wake up, are wondering why they cannot get their camp
reports In the paper. This course
Is not possible at present; first, because there la not a workers' paper
that ls receiving sufflclent support
to enable it to publish anything
outside r.t news of the Labor movement throughout the world, and,
secondly, because thero Ik not much
coming tn from camps that would
merit space In the paper. The majority of the men ln the camps
seem to be suffering with sleeping
sickness, and news from all quarters toll the aame sto.-y. Large
numbers of men ln camp have had
such a severe dragging around during the past winter thtrt, (In the
wvrda ot many active members)
they are soared of their jobs and
while tho workers are suffering
from an acute attack of that well-
known complaint called "Jobltls,'
tbe buss generally succeeds in getting things- pretty mush hli own
way. That he Is doing so Is evidenced by reports tnat are being
received from time to time. The
latest iii from a fellow worker just
returned from D. Anderson's camp
at Orassle Bay, This member requested the ofllce to lodge a complaint with the boiler inspector
about a man at this camp, who is
running a donkey without the ne.
cessary permit or certificate, and
there is a certified engineer wood-
bucking, who hasn't sufflclent
brainB to run the donkey. The
boiler Inspector has been notified,
and no doubt one of pur out-of-
work donkey engineers will get a
job (perhaps.) This man who
brought in the report, states that
he has authentic information that
he has been placed on Hick's blacklist. Thig gentleman (Hicks) may
flnd some day that there Is such a
thing as a Mosaic law, and there
are many loggers (and their numbers are Increasing) that will take
great pleasure in the days that aru
coming, ln giving Hicks a chance to
reap what he has sown; Instead of
doing as he is doing, preventing
men from getting a living by working. They will see that he gets
work and plenty of it. Of course,
there are cattle who wtll cater to
such skunks as this, and a bunch
of this type are known to have
taken Hickg the round of the cabarets a few nights ago, probably they
were looking for that rara avis (a
good job.) The matter of carrying on some organization work has
been taken up with the executive,
and in all probability an organizer
will be sent to the delinquent
camps.    A man with  a gas boat
T=T?
Tie— Oat Tltmttt, Fun ml Designs, Wedding Bouquets, Pot Plant,
Ornamental ana Basle Trees, Seeds, Bulbs, Florists' Sundries
Brown Bros. & Co. Ltd.
nOBISTS AND NUBSBBTMEH
t-STOBES—1
tt Hastingi Stmt East 728 Oranvlll. Stmt
Seymour »88-S73 Seymou 8513
OX-OB MADE
The MJ] Loggers1 Boot
Mall orders personally attended te
Guaranteed lo Hold Oaulka and An Thoroughly Watertight
MacLachlan-Taylor Co.
Successors to H. V08 * SON
OS CORDOVA STREET WEST, VANCOUVER, _ 0.
Next Door to LoggMtf Hall
Phona Seymour SM Repairs Done While Ton Walt
Eas   Shaving
Gillette or Auto Strop Safety Razors make the daily
Share easier.
We have a splendid lbe of both makes in many designs,
priced from $5.00 to 17.50 each.
TISDALLS LIMITED
The Complete Sporting Oood. Store
618 HASTINGS ST. W. PHONE SEYMOUR 815J
ONE OF THE FINEST TONICS
Good for Health Improves Uie Appetite.
CHEAP PRODUCTION
Everyone knows that cheap goods can only be procured
by using cheap materials and employing cheap labor.
CASCADE BEER
is produced from the highest grade materials procurable
.—Cascade is a UNION produce from start to finish.
VANCOUVER BREWERIES LIMITED
boat wtll, no doubt, be making a
trip ln the near future, unless lt ir
found possible to obtain the use ot-
an aeroplane. In all probability,
an aeroplane would Oil the bill, Inasmuch as a great number of membera of the working class appear to
be up ln the air, and others are
looking to the sky for their salvation; and If an organizer could'
come down from the sky, he may
be hailed as the Messiah in some
quarters. Steps are being taken to
get ln touch with nearby camps,
and a trip has been made recently
to King's camp at Newton. This
camp employs about sixty men,
most of whom are stump ranchers,
and the rest do not appear to take
much lnterest_ ln organization,
There are a few, however, who are
awake, Judging by their anxiety to
purchase the literature which wa.
taken out. On. of. these live one.
loaded himself down with |1.50
worth ot radical pamphlets. This
camp was a live camp a few
month, ago, but upon the recent
visit less than a dozen men could
be found, the rest of them making
themselves conspicuous by the
sound they were making in divorcing the stumps from their natural
habitat.
In thia camp, ther. does not appear to be much antagonism on the
part of the boss, as the visitor,
were perfectly free to go anywhere
in camp. The bunk houses wer.
fairly decent, with no top bunka,
but the alaves are still packing
blankets, and according to statements received from men in camp,
tho food ls not ot the best. However, the literature that will b.
passed around may do some good,
and another attempt will be made
In the near future to get this camp
again taking the Interest In organization that they showed ln the near
past; and although the average
lumber worker, who has no fixed
abode, has a certain amount of
hard feeling towards the home,
guard and stump rancher, as he
terms them, theso fellow workles
can hardly be blamed for trying ln
their small way to get away from
the grind of caplta:i_t industry.
Whether they wi.l niece.d in ameliorating their conditions in their
attompt. to wrest a .ivmg from the
wilderness, is a debatable point;
but that their interests are indiB-
solubly bound up wldt the. rest ot
the working class, Is an iriconti'o-
vettibie fact, anl the d»y Is not far
distant when they will realize this.
And they will then be forced to
unite with, the re_t of their class,
In order to preserve tbeir very •».
Istence.
Slater's
Quality Service
FREE DELIVERY
Fresh Meat Dept.
No.  1 Steer Pot   Routs   from,   per
lb .. _. 18 1-2C
No. 1 Steer Oven Roasts, from ....lie
No. 1 Steer Rib Roast* from, lb...15c
No. 1 Hollli-i* Beef from, lb 12 l-2e
No.-l Steer Stew Beef from, lb 18c
Genuine Roast Beef Dripping, lb...256
Freeh Rendered Beef Dripping, lb...l6c
CORNED BEEF
Boneleaa  Rolled  Corned  Beef,   in
cuts of 2 lbs. and ap to 8 lbs.
.Spocial,  lb 20c
Corned Brlaket Beef, lb .12 l-2c
Pickled Pork, about 2 lba. each, per
lb n ~  32C
Grocery Dept
Gornmoal, 5-lb. sacks .
Shaker Salt —	
...28c
...llo
finest Prunes, 2 lbs. for SSe
Finest Sweet Corn, 2 tins lor 310
Finest Peas, psr tin  16.
Marmalade, 2-Ib. tins   :4Bo
Pork and Beans, S for _____<5e
Sardinss, 3 for   2_e
PUIS tut
Finest Pars Raspberry Jan, Is 4•
Ib. Una  JSo
Finest Sliced Pineapple, largo tin-SOc
Del Monte Fears, por tin SOe
Del Monte Feaehss, per tin ._—...800
Del Monte Orated Pineapple, tin....36c
Potted MeaU, 3 for  .26c
Bird's Costard Powder, largo tiae..-0o
Holbrook's Custard  ISO
Libby's Oiivss, 2 for 260
Dominion Tomato Soup, 2 for 26c
Finest Tomatoss, large tin ____....17e
Provision Dept.
Slater'a Sliced Streaky Bacon. lb.-.40e
Slater'* Sliced Streaky Bacon, lb,..«C
Slater'a Sliced Streaky Bacon, lb..-60c
Slater'a Sliced Boneleaa Roll, lb...40c
' Russell and Johns in Calgary
■ Editor B. C. FederationiBt: Fellow Workers Russell and Johns
arrlvpd ln Calgary on Sunday
last, , and addressed a large
meeting   at   the   Victoria   Pavil-
! Ion,' otherwise known as the
bull pen, in the Exhibition grounds.
On Sunday, as a rule, all suitable
theatres and halls in the main nart
' bf the city, are occupied by dispenses bf the "opium of the poople"
Tliis happened to be the cmc laet
Sunday. In spite of thia fact, there
Vbs a large turnout of approximately 800 present, of whom a large
number were returned heroes. They
are beginning to realise .that they
aic members of the working class,
and ocoupy no special privileged
place In society.
Fellow Worker Broach wa* ln
the chair. Felon Worker Johns
was the first speaker, and dealt ably
with the problems confronting Lnbor, showing the necessity of organizing en masse, according to the
liecdB of the situation. Me placed
the situation of the railway work-
tn. clearly before the meeting, * tilting that owing tb short timo, tho
coming reduction, "readjustment"
of wages and the attempt of the
railroad officials lo drive sectional
bargains, that the craft form of organization would no longer function, and willy nilly the railroad
workers would be compelled to organize as railroad workers instead of boilermakers, carmen, locomotive engineers, etc.
He also showed the concrete advantage of this form of organization in the fact that ln spito of a
falling market, the Winnipeg Street
Railway men had not' only been
able to maintain the existing price
of their labor-power, but had been
able to raise the pay of their lowest paid men by 3c, per hour.
Russell, in following up the argument of Johns, dealt with the
World situation, demonstrating that
ihe One Big. Union of busnet._. had
come to an impasse owing to the
extension of manufactures during
the war in those countries which,
prior to 1914, had been producers
of raw materials and consumers of
manufactured goods, and the consequent limitations of the world's
markets, and the added competition of the manufactures of tho
new countries for those curtailed
markets.
He demonstrated that the only
solution of the world's problems of
£oday was for Labor to take over
:the means of production and dis.
tril-ution, which sooner or later
they would be compelled to do in
order to live.
IV A good collection was taken up,
amounting to $67.66, and about $20
worth of literature was sold.
■ At the next regular meeting of
the O; B. U.# It will probably be decided to donate the balance of the
collection over and above the ex-
in this organisation at tha present
time, and on Thursday night, June
2, a monster meeting of all workers is to be held ln the Paget hall
with the People's Forum, Labor
Church, Woman's Labor Lsague
and O. B. U. participating in an
effort to rally the Labor forcts of
Calgary to present.a solid front tn
the class flght against the employing class, and Incidentally to meet
Johns and Russell, who will then
proceed to Revelstoke, where they
have been called to address the
railroad workers on the O. B. U.
question.
WIU write again on this question
of   Fellow   Workers   Russell   and
Johns'  activities ln this olty for
the next Issue of The Federatlonist.
F. CLARKE,
Financial Secretary.
Voice from Alberta
Editor B. C. Federatlonist: Attached resolution Is, I think, self-
explanatory. Please do me a favor
and have same - published lh your
paper.
Yours for a better time,
A LEES,
Sac. T. U. Hanna.
Hanna, Alberta.
May 23, 1921.
"Whereaa, wo are of tha opinion
that all power should rest In the
membership of any organisation,
and that the rank and file should
at all times retain power to govern
all paid officials, yet we ara further
of the opinion that efficiency
should at all times be utilized to
the best advantage.
"Therefore, be It resolved, That
we go on record as being utterly
opposed to any. hard and fast rule,
prohibiting the use of the most efficient member of our organization
possible to be obtained.
"And that our secretary be in
structed to have this resolution
published ln the O. B. TJ. Bulletin
and The B. C. Federationist"
CRANBROOK
District Organizer's Report
The section of the country east
of the Kootenay River Is the worst
district I ever was in.   I have been- £tns?8 of the meetln* to the G. E,
PIORIO HAMS
Slater'a Famona Sviar Cure* Picnic Hama, weighing from 4 to 8
lba. Beg. 28c lb., apeclal..88 l-2c
Nothing better for boiling.
LABD—LABD—LABD
We sell the Fineat Pore Lard la the
city.   Don't spoil four baking with
cheap,  inferior lard.    Oa sal* on
Saturday from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Reg. 25o lb., apeclal, lb. 18c
Fineat Canadian Cheose, per Ib-.SOc
B. O. Cream Cheese, packet ...,....20c
Finest Peanut Butter, per lb. —-..20c
Finest Boiled Ham, per lb  ...70c
Finest Roast Leg Pork, per lb .75c
Sliced Jellied Tongue, per lb. 86e
SPUDS
Slater'a Famoua Spuds, aack._..9Sc
Four Big Stores
133 Hsstings (Head OBce) thy. 3262
930 Granville Street
3200 Mala Street
West Eld Market   (Cot.
Granville)
Sey. _M
Falr. 1683
Davie snd
Sey. 0U»
Shipping Orders Always Oet Oar
Best Attention
ordered out of four camps ono after
tho other, which Is quite a compliment, when one considers the mentality of those who did the ordering.
The *SVhito Spruce" Company
has had some men sent out from
the Government Employment
Agency, but the conditions are so
bad that thc men are kept moving.
There is no reason why men should
spend money for railroad fare to
this "chin whisker" outfit when
there are some fairly good camps in
tho Cranbrook District, where men
can obtain work, such as it is. The
officials of the White Spruce Company were looking for me at the
White Spruce Mill after I left
thore. r. h.
Members would be advised to
give tho above "Joint" a wide berth
In the future: or bettor slill,
bunch of "live wires" get In there
and clean up this outilt. If an in
termlttent strike was carried on for
a month or so lt would probably
bring to time this guardian of "law
ond order" who was looking for an
organizer after he left cnmp. It ls
them up; and when on the inside
of those camps In order to clean
them up; and wneh on the inside
let the boss know that you ar.
there with both feet, and that if
he wants trouble he cam get it.
The branch office reports that
the action of the C. P. R. In refusing to supply blankets in their
camps at Yahk should cause
surprise to the workers. At the
same time lt is necessary that the
workers should know und understand the conditions that prompted
the workers in demanding that
blankets be supplied by the company.
Early In the spring of 1920 a
committee represent' -g the various
camps at Yahk Interviewed the
manager, who stated that blankets
would be supplied a. soon as possible and 'hat the board would remain at 11.20 per day until th.
blankets were supplied, after whioh
the board would bo raised to $1.(0
per day. Now the board waa
raised and th. blankets wer. not
supplied, nnd the workers took no
action to force the company to Uve
up to the agreement mado by their
manager.
When the worker, break an
agreement with th. employers, It Is
given wide publicity, and mora
often than not th. truth Is distorted and made to appear that
labor organlastlon. cannot b. ra
lied upon to carry out an agree
ment. My experience regarding
agreements between employers and
organised labor is that 90 per cent,
of the agreements made by the employing class are broken by them
at the flrst favorable opportunity.
The only way the workers will
succeed in improving their condition Is by organising solidly and
being ' ready at alt times,
to take action on the Job. Read
the working class literature Issued
by the L. W. I. U. of C; educate
yourselves to understand your position in socioty; see that you have a
camp delegate; hold meetings regularly; solidify and strengthen your
organization so that when the economlo conditions are favorable you
will be ready to demand the right
to livo like human beings. At the
present time there are hundreds of
camps in this country that are unfit
to house hogs.
Most of the camps ln this district
are now operating, $3.60 being tho
average wage. There is no reduction in the board of $1.60 per day.
Thero ls mall at the Cranbrook
olllce for the following; John Mo-
Callum, John H. McDonald, Chaa.
Cooke, Alex. Cameron, Katte Ra-
Jala, Joe Casuillo, Jack Tynjala.
Charles   O'Brien    Dleaso   get   ln
Ex-Service Men
workers
Organize with ex-service men of Britain,
America, Prance, Austria, Germany, Russia,
Italy and other countries for the purpose of preventing a repetition of 1914-1918.
Join the "Rank and File" ex-service men's
organization.
For full particulars call or write Secretary
Canadian National Union of Ex-Service Men, 61
Cordova Street West, Vancouver, B. C.
Working Class Ex-Service Men of All Countries
Eligible
Milan.—The National Council of
tbe Italian Federation of Textile
Worker, is fast rising to a leading
plac. In the labor movement her.
and is particularly Interesting b.-
caus. .a large proportion of Its
membership consists of women.
Figure, made publlo by Alessandro
Gaill. national secretary, show
that, In 1913, th. organization
counted only 9062 members, whil.
today there are 140,000.
finanolftl seeretary and bnsiness agent, tt.
Tucker.   Phone,  Beymanr 201.
p. for organizing purposes.
ti On Monday night at an open
meeting of the O. B. U. in the
Sandstone hall, Fellow Worker
Russell addressed the meeting,
outlining the organization and constitution of the One Bg Union, dealing specifically with the controversy over the terms Industrial and
Geographical organization, which
exposition cleared away many cob-
Webs that had gathered during the
last ten months.
On Tuesday, the 24th, an open-
air meeting had been called for St.
Georges Island Park, at which
Comrade Johns was to have spoken.
Comrade Johns waa unable to do
ao, as he was somewhat exhausted
after the strenuous campaign of
the previous week's tour, so Comrade Tree sPoke for a short time
on Paul LaFargucB "Righ to Be
Lazy." The heat was Intense, and
altogether adverse atmospheric
conditions prevailed, so that the
meeting was of short duration.
On Wednesday night a mass
meeting of railway workers was
held In Nolan's hall, which was
packed to the doors, at which Fellow Worker Stewart occupied the
chair, and R. J. Johns addressed
the meeting. The latter went Into
considerable details regarding various negotiations, and his own actions in connection therewith when
In Montreal In 1»1». Making no
npoiogles whatever for the position
he held now or any actions of his
ill the pnst, a very favorable Impression was produced. Several
members of the running trades remained behind nfter the moeting
to tnlk personally with the speaker,
and with Comrade Russell.
On Thursday night, Russell and
Johns were Invited to address the
Bheot Metal Workers at tho Labor
Temnle, and on arriving thore the
shepherd of the flock in thc shape
of a man who looks after the
place, (John Young, secretary of
the Trades and Labor Couneil and
secretary of the Labor Temple Co.
also caretaker of th. Labor Temple) became very aotlve when he
recognized Russell, a, Russell and
Johns were taking shelter ln the
hall, In tho way they were ordered out Into th. cold blast, as It
happened to be snowing. Whon
this, .shepherd noticed later that
Itussell wm missing, he knew his
Bock was going to b. contamlnat.
Wd, he knocked on th. door and
told them that th. meeting was
/wo^and put out tha lights. Then
the member, of th. Shoet Metal
■Wortters kept lighting matches to
Illuminate the hall so Russell conoluded by showing the boys
What tactics have bsen used all
along the line, and it was shown
tho Sheet Metal Workers that the
A. F. of L. function Is to koep
them In darkness In regard to the
true situation, and hence the necessity of rank and fllo control of
tho'Labor movemtnt.
Friday night Russell and Johns
me. the organization committee,
and mapped.out a line of action.
They wil leave Calgary on Saturday for Hanna and Big Velloy, and
will be back in Calgary on Tuesday, 30th, and on Wednesday Rus.
sell will address the teamsters,
about 400 ln number. This meeting wan to be called for Friday, the
27th, but tho executivo fcl down,
and the rank and file have taken
It up In earnest along with an organization committee of thc O. B.
V„ and wo also expect to arrango
a meoting of Stroot Railwny mon
on tho same night, and Fellow
Worker Johns to address them, as
thero Is very much dissatisfaction
Word from Nova Scotia
Editor B. C. Federationist—Sir:
Beyond the Alps lies Italy—and
beyond the East criticized In your
editorial of May 1$, is Nova Scotia.
Down here our Labor Party did
start out with the Single Tax,
small measure of government control, and other evidences of re.
formlst thinking in our platform,
And as yet our elected members
(four In number)—associated with
the Farmers who number eleven)
introduce ameliorative legislation
—to clear the track.
But In Cape Breton particularly,
and elsewhere In the province, as
far as small but growing groups
are concerned, the swing Is all to
tho left. Communists increase In
number and activity, They haven't
captured, or come close to capturing, the trades union movement
throughout a large part of the province aa yet. But they ar. on the
Job today, whereas a year ago, If
they existed, they were dormant
almost unto death.
Our lack is a good press. We
hope to have one started this summer that will do some measure of
the good In Nova Scotia that you
have done In the West.
Yours fraternallly,
J. S. WALLACE.
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p.tn. Preaident, F. A. HoOTsr, 2409 dark.
Drive; recording-secretary, P. E. Orifln,
447—6th Avsnue East; trsaanrsr, E. 8.
Cleveland; flnsncisl-sserstary and bnal*
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fries Street; office comer Prior asd Mai.
8te.  Phone fair a»04B.	
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Msets last Bandar .1 sack suath at
a p.m. Presldsnt. A. X. Robb; vlea-
president, O. H. ColUsr; secretary'trse*
nrar, A. H. Hsslands. Box .8.
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attend.
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Ilrst Monday ln eaeh month, I pjn. Proa.
Idsnt, A. R. datenby; .los-presldsnt, D.
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corner of Pender and Howe atresia.
Phone  Bey.  -91.	
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mouth.    President, J, T. McConnell;aee-
retary. R. H. Neelande. P. O. Box 84.	
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Wednesday in each montb in Pender Hall,
cor. of Pendor and Howe streets. Phone
Soy.   201.
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ployoes, Local 28—Meets every sseond
Wednesday In ths month at 2:80 p-m.
and every fourth Wednesday in ths month
st 8:80 p-m. President, John Cnmmlnss,
secret- -y and businsss agent, A. Orabam.
Offlco and moeting hall, 441 Seymour St.
9. Pbono Sey. 1081. OBce houra, I
-'"   to g p.m.
INTERNATIONAL LONGSHOREMEN'S
Association, Local 88-52—OSee and
hall 162 Cordova St. W. Heeta int
and third Fridays, 8 p.m. Secretary-
treasurer, T. Nixon; business agent, I*.
Sinclair.
INTERNATIONAL JEWELRY WORK-
ers' Union—Meeta 2nd nnd 4th Mondaya. Presldsnt; J. E. Dawaon, 1648 Yew
St., Kitsllano; saentary, E. T. Rally,
1860 Hastings St. X.; recording secretary,
L. Holdsworth, 680— 14th Bt. W., North
Vsncouver.
MOVINO PICTURE MACHINE OPERATORS UNION, LOCAL S48, I.A.T.S.E
—Afflliated with Trades and Lsbor Council nnd Theatrical Fedoration, Vaneonver.
Presldsnt, J. R. Foster; sscretary and
treasurer, T. W. Sapstod. Offlce and meeting room, 310 London Building, Pendor
St. W. Regular meeting night, irst
Sunday in each month at 7:80 p.m. Business Agent, W. Woolrldge. Phone Fraser
287L.	
PATTERN MAKERS' LEAOUE OF
North America (Vanconver snd vicinity) — Branch meets seeond and fourth
Mondaya, 810 Pondsr St. W. Pnaldent.
Wm. Hunter, 818 Tenth Ave., North Van*
couver; flnanclal aeerstary, E. Ooddard,
866 Iticluirde Street; recording secretary,
J. D. RusssIL Booth Rd.. McKay P. O.,
Burnaby, B. O. ..
BROTHERHOOD OF PAINTERS, DECO
rators and Paperhangen of America,
Local 188, Vaneonvsr—Meots 2nd and
4th Thursdaya at 148 Cordova BI. W.
Phono Sey. 9491. Business sgsnt, R. A.
Bsrker.
O. H. U. UNIT PILE DRIVERS, WOOD-
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of Vancourer and vicinity. Meets every
Monday, 8 p.m., Is o. ts. V. Hall, 604
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Baits,   Dresses.   Casts,   Mt—th.
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Some Sidelights on   ,:',.:,
Winnipeg Trials
(Continued from page 1)
what the result of the trial would
be, there being only one strong man
on the Jury, while some were members of the Citizens' Committee,
and had served on the Volunteer
Flre brigade during the strike.
He pointed out that when he
and his comrades were tried, objection had been taken to the Judge
owing to the fact that he had already presided in the Russell trial,
and would naturally be prejudiced
and that objection had also been
taken to the crown counsel, as they
had been members uf the Citizens'
Committee.
As an instance of the evidence
produced, he cited the case of Alderman Heaps, the strongest evi-
de. oe against whom was an article in the Canadian Forward, written by J. W. Bruce, International
organizer, who at the time, was on
a Hoyal Commission. Another In-
stanre was letters which had been
exchanged between himself and
Russell, In which he referred to
the workers as plugB. This he
stated, had caused more turmoil
than lf Russell had sent a bomb.
The press also came ln.for some
criticism, Pritchard stating the
papers made the charges, tried the
accused and found them guilty, and
In effect passed sentence long before the trials commenced. The
manner ln which the evidence was
juggled with was demonstrated by
the fact that ln the case against
Russell, Katusky's Class Struggle
was produced as evidence against
him, when the balance of the "conspirators" were tried, it was left
out, because counsel for the de.
fense had been able to use it favorably. A demnnd was made by the
defense that this work be produced. The judge, however, stated
that he could not make the Crown
counsel put It In unless they wanted to, even authough It was pointed out to the court that this work
had been taken from Pritchard's
home, and he was one of those on
trial.
In concluding, he pointed out
that it wns not generally known
that the jury was sent back twice,
because they could not agree, and
Crown counsel at the last minute,'
was allowed to put hi such exhibits
as they deemed necessary.
Russian Workers
Celebrate Victory
(Continued from  Page 1)
enjoyed themselves In the Colosseum. The workers' quarter of
Krasnaja held a. children's festival
in which 15,000 children took part,
In the great sport meeting, more
than 4400 young people took part.
The festival continued until lnte ln
the night. Joyful and enthusiastic,
the thick masses moved around the
squnros. After three yenrs tho
workers are happy from their
hearts. Tho deep feeling of the
Joy of organized creation which ls
given to the proletariat atone Mis
all.
Reval—Maxim Lltvinov, the representative of the Russian government here, has declared that
no Russian will be permitted to enter the country without a passport
vised by a Soviet representative.
The steamer Baltlnger with several
Russians from Canada aboard arrived recently at this port, but on
account of the refusal of the Soviet authorities to admit themfbe-
cause they carried no passports,
they were compelled to return.
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Counter Revolution in Europe
(By Sean McLoughlln, In thof So- examined, and all of the currents
cialist)
IN SPITE of all the declarations
made during the last world
massacre, "that this was a war
to end all 'wars," a new war hat
heen launched by the men who
were to make the world safe for
democracy. Unlike the last explosion, the new war has not opened
with a tremendous fusillade from
the guns of tho Imperial armies;
that ls yet to come; but positions
aro being manoeuvred for, and
strategic points are being seized in
preparation for hostilities. Of
course, all this is due to the stubborn Germans refusing to pay the
indemnity demanded frofh them
t);y France and Britain, and tho
Allies had no other alternative but
to enforce their demands , with
armed might. This we read In the
caapltallst press, and, of course,
it must be true, as all capitalist
editors are good Christians, and
are therefore incapable of telling
a He. When the last fight was ln
full swing the Jingoes ln Oermany
wero for ever declaring their Intention of resisting to the last; no
invader ever set foot upon the sacred soil of the "Fatherland;" the
Junkers were prepared to flght until the last worker ' was killed.
Strangely enough, on this occasion,
there are no heroic declarations,
no "resisting to the death," etc.
Something must have gone wrong
somewhere. Or Is It that all the
Jingoes have gone to Russia and
Ireland to fetch back the "German
gold" that was distributed during
the war in those countries? Whatever tho cause, the silence Is unmistakable; there ts no tremendous howl of indignation, only a
feeble bleat from President Ebert,
counselling "no resistance.*' The
government that murdered Karl
Liebknecht and Rosa Luxemburg,
the government that .crushed the
German workers' revolution. In a
sea, of blood, bleats "no resistance,"
no fighting. And the Allied armies march onward—not Into Berlin,
but into the Ruhr, the most revolutionary Labor centre In Germany.
The mask is off. The new war Is
not against tlio Geiinnn niilltarlAt'^
but against thc revolutionary working: class of Europe. It Js ensy
to see now why there Is to be "no
resistance." Tho London conference was a fake, and tho allied
armies have been moved into Germany, if not with the direct connivance of tho German government, at least with their secret
support; for things are again stirring In Central Europe. - Hungary
is getting out of hand; Italy Is convulsed with struggles between
Communists     and     reactionaries;
and tendencies properly analysed,
It becomes Increasingly dear that
all the warlike preparations are being made with a view to stamp
out any revolutionary effort on the
part of the international working
class. When the storm bursts the
issue ought to be definite and clear,
and on the one hand should be the
exploiters and their creatures, and
on the other the exploited, determined to be exploited no longer.
But, alasl the issue will not be so
sharply defined. While the possessing classes will be united and
strong, determined to flght to the
last to protect their privileges, and
determined to use any and every
weapon to win, we on the workers*
side cannot say the same. In our
own ranks we have weaklings,
traitors and cowards, men who
would sabotage and destroy any
attempt to secure freedom to preserve their particular interests and
Ideas, men who are not animated
by any desire to see their class
free, but self-seekers and place-
hunters, whose only Idea is to secure sinecures and fat jobs for
themselves and their friends.
Such men are the Hendersons,
Macdonnlds, Clynes, Snowdens,
etc. These political freaks don't
want revolution; they don't want
to be disturbed; revolution ls a dirty business, and they might get hurt
if they participated. And Instead
of honestly admitting this, they
pretend to be champions of the
working class, and use every trick
they know of to prevent action.
In the good old days before the
war, Socialism was highly respectable, and men like Snowden, Macdonald and Webb, tn Britain, wero
looked up to and listened to, not
by the workers, but by the semi-
bourgeois class and the cheap intellectuals. In Germany the Schel-
demanns and Kautskys held sway;
In France, Renaudel and Longuet;
and even Sammy GqmperB was
proud to oe a Socialist, It was
after studying these men that
Shaw remarked that "Socialism
would be a good thing were It not
for the Socialists." The real workers, those who accepted Marxism
and endeavored to follow out to its
logical conclusion all that Marx-
Ism implied, were distrustful of
these peculiar "evolutionary" Socialists; and events have proved
that the workers were correct In
distrusting them. Still, a certain
nmount of damage has been done
by our precious "respectable" Socialists, and many workers are led
astray by parrot cries about "democracy," etc. At the present moment capitalist society as we know
It is tottering to destructions (This
Spain Is slowly awaking, and the i is not a,platitude, hut* a concrete
German workers,   faced   With the * fact, which events will prove.)   Jt
Idea of greater economic slavery
to pay a preposterous war 'Indemnity, are beginning to see that -to
overthrow the power if capitalism
ls a much easier and much moro
congenial task. Faced with these
difficulties, the German exploiters,
led by Stlnnes, accept tho-French
and British armies ns the only safeguard for their power -and wealth,
thereby demonstrating their touching solicitude for their beloved
Fiitherland.
It is now a matter of history
that on the outbreak of war in
1914, thc Russian revolutionaries
were actually erecting barrcadea
in the streets of Russian cities to
bring Czardom and autocracy to an
end, nnd thc impending revolution
was only stuved off by appeals to
the workers to join up to save
their homes from the German invaders. Now, when world Imperialism Is menaced by international
revolution, the same tactics are resorted to, and the exploiting class,
In their complacent way, imagine
that by giither.'^^ together larye
bodies of armed men nnd' pouring
them Into discontented areas, the
workers in those areas will be so
terrified that all idea of uction on
behalf of tlieir class wilt be driven
from their minds. It ls a weak
hope. ]?os3ibly ten years ago theso
tactics might have succeeded; but
the situation has changed 'sinco
then. Prior to the-war the economic position of the workers in
Central Europe was not bad—that
is, taking all things Into account;
and the workers had no Idea of
the powor they could wield. The
idea of using armed force, or even
economic power, to wrest the control of society from their oppressors, was entirely foreign to their
minds; bjjt years of the red hell of
war hns givon them new Ideas, anil
tlie starvation and sufferings inflicted un them since the war ended
has rendered them desperate. Hungry mm are dcupcratc men, though
not necessarily intelligent men,
but there are *. uf Helen I intelligent
men in Kurope to guide the desperate ones if a revolt breaks out;
and men who have bcen accustomed to wield guns and bombs on behalf of capitalism will not hesltale
to again use the same weapons
agninst capitalism when the need
arises.
n the councils of Imperialism
these things arc being recognized.
From VluiHvostok to Galway,
through tho length and breadth of
Kurope, the rumblings of the
coming collapse are being heard.
Even the so-called backward races
are beginning to fall into line. Outside of Europe the same signs: at
collapse are observed. Egypt*, India and Persia are In the opening
stages of revolt. Winston Ohur-
chlll has been hurriedly despatched
to deal with the situation In the
East, and Marshal Foch, supported by the Allied Junkers, will-deal
with the situation in the West. In
the Balkajis large masses of troops
are belni' concentrated for- uae
against Soviet Russia In the spring.
Higher along the frontier, Poland
Is massing moro troops, British
and French munitions and equipment are being poured In for the
ubo of the reactionaries. In Britain intensive recruiting In being
carred on in the Industrial dstrcts.
Terrtoriats are being Invited to
Join up; patriotic demonstrations
are arranged to stir up the war
fever. According to the newspaper reports, when the Prince of
Wales arrived in Glasgow,'he stepped out of the train wearing a
grey suit and smoking a cigarette,
as If any ordinary worker could not
do the same. It would have been
much more remarkable lf he had
stepped out of the train smoking
a grey suit and wearing a cigarette. But, then, who expects patriotic editors to have a sense of
humor? Yet behind all of these
preparations and demonstrations
the spectre of revolt looms large.
When the Storm Burst*
When the position is thoroughly
perlor people tell us thnt the workers, when they are all properly ed-
only needs a good push to sen* It
to perdition; nnd the ruling classes
know It, nnd aro deliberately arming to prevent that push boing given. In Britain there nre something
like twelve to fourteen millions of
pconlc suffering through unemployment, and even bourgeois economic experts admit that the problem of unemployment is going to
cause trouble aud suffering, and
may even cause the people to revolt. This being so, are we to
calmly fold our arms and wait until we drop dead of hunger, or
ubolihh the system at once that offers starvation? Workers of Russia, Italy, Hungary and Germany
sny "Yes, abolish the system; substitute the rule of the people, and
we will be fed." Sooner or later
the French and British workers
will echo that cry, and then things
will begin to happen. Now the
"respectable" Socialists. Instead of
joining with the workers and endeavoring to abolish the evils that
afflict tho people, calmly begin to
discuss how best to keep the workers quiet until they (the "respectable" elite) havo mnnagod to get
a sent in parliament, and ploy at
being rulers and "statesmen." lt
does not matter ito these people
how many workers starve. "Have
patience," they cry; "we will patch
things up for you, If you will only
wait; Mr. Macdonald ls writing a
brand new book," and so on ad.
infinitum.
And while Mr. Mncdonald and
Co. write books attacking the
workers of the world the oconomic
crisis grows worse. Of course, su>
L'onle
n The
ucated, and support the Labor
Parly, will change society. We presume that this means that there
will be no class struggle; nothing
will happen for a, hundred years
until every worker Is In thc I. L.
P., and writing articles to ^For-
ward to the Rear" on "Should Socialists Manicuro Their Nails Before Speaking in Public," or "Is
a .Muffler of a Collar the Best
Guage of a Man's Intellectual Capacity?" and other weighty and
ponderous subjects. Doubtless the
capitalist class will be so terrified
at these manifestations that they
will collapse Trom senile decay.
The smug stupidity of "respect-"
able" Socialists passes all comprehension. One wonders if they have
ever studied history. Prior to the
French Revolution the people
demonstrated outside thc palace
that housed Marie Antoinette, and
sho inquired from one of her lackeys why the peoplo shouted bo.
The was Informed that the people
cried for bread. And, of course,
Marie, being a queen, with wonderful precision, born of tremendous Intellectual cnpaclty (all
royal persons are like that, unlike
us poor crackpots), replied: "If
they have no bread, why not let
them eat cake!" For her cleverness poor Marie lost her head, not
through excitement, but by the
guillotine, and the French people
established a republic. When the
Russian people were suffering and
starving during the laBt war the
cry went up for bread. A humorous gentleman in the Russian
Tsarist government Informed tho
people they did not know how to
eat what they got, and further advised that In future all food was
to be Bucked through a rag to
make lt last longer. The Russian
people revolted; they took hold of
"suck the rag" Shakhovsky, and
let daylight into him; they then
burled htm with a rag In his
mouth. Someone reading these
historic Incidents might say that
when the British workers revolt
some of the "respectable" Social
ists may be burled with parliament
In thetr mouths; but this would be,
obviously unfair — to the burial
party.
In spite of all assertions to the
contrary, economic conditions produce revolution, and the economic
condition of Europe will produco
.the last Btruggle.   The armies are
SOVIET RUSSIA'S
Cholera Is Almost Eradicated by Great
Efforts
Plagues Are  Halted  in
Spite of Great
Difficulties
(By the Federated Press)
Moscow—'Illustrative of fhe good
work done by the Commissariat of
Public Health ls the fact that cholera, a disease that has wrought
much havoc In Russia, -has been
almost eradicated. The bubonic,
plague has been localized and pre*
vented from spreading from the
Urals and the Astrakhan provinces
and Batoum to other parts of the
country. Likewise the epidemic of
typhoid fever, dysentery and smallpox have been halted. The number of cases of spotted typhus tn
February, 1920, according to figures
Just published by the commissariat,
was 401,907; in September of the
same year It was 16,487.and at the
present time lt ls 47,288.
To appreciate the extent of the
commissariat's good Influence, it
must be borne in mind the tremendous difficulties the newly-organised department was called upon to
face. Despite the blockade, which
cut off medical supplies and disinfectants, the shortage of physicians,
many of whom had been called to
the front, and the odds It had to
face at home, the commissariat, organized ln July, 1918, successfully
began to wage war against disease
over an area covering almost one-
sixth of the globe and among 100,-
000,000 people living under distressful circumstances.
The commissariat recently has
issued a pamphlet on "The Basis
of Soviet Hygiene and Sanitation
and the Organization of the People's Commissariat of Public
Health." The pamphlet describes
how all difficulties were countered
and overcome and how, with the
adoption of the slogan, "The health
of the toiling poople is the concern
of the tollcrH themselves," the people were taught to take an active
part in all departments of public
health work. In the campaign
against venereal diseases, for Instance, the mothers' organizations
were relied upon, Communist youth
and the commissions for the preservation of maternity and babyhood.
Tht flrst thing the Soviet government did In the matter of public
health was to bring all the public
health work together under one
organization.
Where the local peculiarities of
the medical work, require continual,
submission to a central authority
(as is the case with themilltary organizntion) or when they do not coincide terirtorlally with the local
administrative bodies there was ap.
pled the principals of co-ordinating
the work of the medical departments under central control. The
Commissar of pubic health Is a
member of the government, and by
participating In ah general legislation, hns every opportunity to be on
guard for the people's health.
Among the flrsfsteps taken were
the Introduction or certain measures for popular education in hygiene. By 191-1 the commissariat
had distributed over 15,000,000
leaflets, 1,000,000 pamphlets and
800,000 posters, in addition to
books, Instructions and scientific
publications. Medical museums
were opened and travelling exhibits sent out. Sanitary schools were
Installed In 17 provincial capitals.
At these institutions permanent lectures and discussions on medicine
nnd sanitation were instituted. To
draw the tolling masses into this
work, sanitaton councils, ln which
central bodies 0f labor unions were
represented, were established In
central provincial cities.
The commissariat itself Is divided into departments and sections.
In eaeh department and section all
proposals and' measures are subjected to a preliminary discussion
at meetings of the workers of the
representative department .or section. On scientific questions the
commissariat hears the opinions of
Its scientists, elected by the highest
scientific and educational Institutions of the republic.
London.—The headquarters of
the Communist party here was invaded May 8th by the police, who
arrested Albert Inkpln, secretary
of the party. The raiders removed all papers, pictures, newspaper flies, money, stamps, and
other supplies and carried them
away in a furniture van. They
even appropriated a gold watch
that had been presented to Arthur
MacManus, chairman of the party,
but left Intact a statue of Karl
Marx that Is calmly presiding today over the scene of wreckage.
LONDON—As a protest against
the decision of the Triple Alliance
not to call out Its members In
support of the miners, tho whole
of the London district officials of
the Dockers' Union have tendered
their resignations.
New York.—Strikebreakers are
being loaded aboard ships in the
harbor strike here In Red Cross
ambulances and even In the uniforms of the Salvation Army, representatives of the Seamen's Union
charge.
being launched into the troubled
areas. Britain, France, Germany
all the reactionaries join force* for
the counter-revolution. They know
what is coming, and they are preparing consciously and deliberately; they are prepared to shed
proletarian blood in torrents—if
they are allowed. Through blood
and tears mankind has advanced
higher and ever higher, from dark-.
ness to light; from the slavary of
capitalism to the freedom of communism we are now advancing; no
matter what the cost; there will
be joy for some, sorrow for others,
but we jannot turn back for either
Joy or sorrow; the bruised, battered, bleeding body of ' Labor,
trusting to nothing but Its own
strength, .walks the upward way,
and we know
Many a moon and aun will see   "
The lingering,   wistful   children
watt
To climb upon their father's knee;
And In each house made desolate,
Pale women who have lost their
lord
Will kiss the relics of the Blaln—
Some tranished epaulette — some
Sword—
Poor toys to   soothe   such   an-
*    gulshed  pain.    -
Yet there is no waverliu
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Moscow.—The Council of Commissars has declared Itself In
agreement with the projected commercial agreement with Norway
and Denmark, which has been submitted to It by the Commissary for
Forfffen Affairs.
(By the Federated Press)
New Tork—Typographical Union
6 announces that every printing
establishment In New York City
Is now operating on a 44-hour
weok basis. The three small shops
which attempted to resist have
settled.
Phone Sey. 8546
N. J. Eg^rt
GENERAL
INSURANCE
BROKER
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Union Officials, writs lor prises.   Ws
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lte Hastings Streat Wart.
Honolulu.—Nina hundrod striking electrical workers and 200 Japanese police fought a pitched battle
at Osaka, Japan, according to a
Tokio dtepatch. None were killed,
but 34 were Injured,
Labor and Socialist
Literature
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Car. Buttons nnd Columbia
Mall Orders Promptly
Attendod to
Seattle Union Record carried
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