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Array BRITISH COLU
INDUSTRIAL UNITY:  STBBNGTH.
OFFICIAL PAPEB:   VANCOUVEB TOADES AND LABOB COUNCIL
POLITICAL UNITY:  VICTOBT
FOURTEENTH YEAR.  No. 20
FOUR PAGES
VANCOUVER, B. C, FRIDAY MORNING,. JUNE 9, 1922
12.50 PBR YEAR
[German-Russian Treaty
Gives Capitalists and
Labor Lexers a Shock
VV _~
| Intensification of Class Strui^  in Germany Forced
Government's Hand and Co"!-. «r Revolutionists
Were Compelled to JiV\ Treaty
With RussiEl
[By Eugen Paul, Prague]
NOT only the capitalists ot the
Entonte, but also the Social
• .       Democrats of the Seoond and
I the Two-and-a-Half Internationals
i-were very disagreeably surprised
. by the Oerman-Russian treaty.   It
may be. and lt Is even probable
! that the reasons for these sentiments was not quite the same for
[•all of these parties.   On the other
khand, however, this strange siml-
[ larity of the opinions of Polncaire
Kand   Schiedemann   and   of   the—
Prague  Sozlademokrat,  which  In
I tbe first moment of fright considered the treaty a military alliance
f for new Imperialist wars, is not
purely accidental.    We need but
^consider the matter a Uttle more
L thoroughly in order to understand
> and to regard as natural the attitude of the Schiedemanns of the
I Second and Two-and-a-Half Inter-
, nationals.
The cause for the German-Rus-
i'aian treaty were not any sympa-
) tbies between the Russian revolu-
! tlonlsts and the German, counter-
L revolutionists. It is no secret that
f for years the German bourgeoisie
has rejected an unnatural agree-
i ment of this kind. It ls, moreover,
[no, secret that the Russian Soviet
[govornment Is not among those
.who have a special interest in the
k support of the German counter-
■■ revolution. Germany and Soviet
} Russia bave come together be-
) cause the policy which revolution-
' ary Soviet Russia Is naturally fol-
I lowing Is that wblch in more or
"less tim\"$
[* Seeking Release of Political Prisoners, Placard
White Home
| People Give Children Cash
to Aid Them in
Crusade
(By the Federated Press)
Washington—After patiently but
i vainly waiting several weeks for
1 President Harding to answer their
[ plea for the pardon of all politi-
[ oal prisoners, members of the
i "Children's Crusade" took a leaf
from the book of tactics of the
militant suffragists and began to
[ picket the White House.
Mrs. Stanley Clark, Hrs. Walter
I'Boeder  and   Mrs.   William   Madi-
| gen Dicks, all wives of imprisoned
J and each accompanied by the child
m-'-tft some man Incarcerated for the
[expression of opinion, took their
I stand at the east gate of the White
[l Houae   on   Pennsylvania   avenue
[about 10 o'clock ln the morning,
. bearing conspicuously worded banners demanding the release of the
| politicals.
No effort was made to Interfere
Fwith them by the White House
| police and according to the plcket-
i,  most of the  bystanders expressed sympathy, ana in several
I eases pressed coins oi the children
"to help the cause."
In the afternoon, as the great
| government   departments   ln   the
[ neighborhood of the White House
\ were   disgorging   their   horde   ef
: government  employees,  the  Uttle
| band   of   pickets   resumed   their
( stand.    This was the critical mo-
I ment, for It was these same government employees who less than
j, four years ago tore banners away
from the militant suffragists, and
f in several Instances, knocked down
■t women and dragged them around
, tho streets.
The amnesty pickets received a
; much different welcome. Many
clerks, both men and women,
agreed with the sentiments expressed by the banners, and many
ef them gave money to the children. A comparatively few expressed disfavor with the purposes of
the crusade, but no violence was
attempted. Aa ln the morning, the
White House police made no effort
whatever to drive away the pickets.
President Harding was not at
the White House during the picketing, having left for a cruise on
the Mayflower over the' Decoration
Day holiday. Tho picketing will
bo resumed on his return.
oppressed will bave
to follow, A .mel Pasha, and the
peoples o- India and China, oppressed by English and Japanese
capital, are no proletarian revolu
tlonlsts. Nevertheless, a more oi
less close co-operation of: .these
peoples with Soviet Russia has organically developed, for tbe simple
reason that the latter ls the natural friend of all*oppressed.- Soviet
Russia has not signed the German-
Russian treaty for the sake of Mr.
Rathneau's beautiful eyes. It has
signed tt and could sign it without
Infringing Its revolutionary principles, because ln reality and in the
flrst place, not Rathneau, not Dr.
Wirth but the German proletariat
Ib being strangled by the robbers
of the Entente. Apart from Us
own capitalists, the German proletariat must flght the capitalists of
the Entente. The German capitalists, however, are compelled by
the intensification of class struggle within Germany to offer
more resistance than heretofore to the robbers of the Entente.
If the German capitalists do not
force the Entente pirates to limit
their greed, the dissatisfaction of
the German working class will
within a certain time develop Into
revolution. Thus the German
counter-revolutionists are forced to
co-operate with Beelsebub ln Order
to exorcise the devil. Against the
unequalled brutal greed of the Entente powers who menace German
capitalism and the German working olass with complete ruin,
against the suppression ef the
weaker by the stronger,* the German counter-revolutionists, who
now as before, fervently hate the
Russian revolution, flnd no other
way out than co-operation with
this hated class enemy.
It Is comprehensible that the
gentlemen of the Second and the
two-and-a-Half Internationals are
not enthused at this development.
Instinctively they feel that this
situation of the German counterrevolution Is an immense victory
not only for the Russian, but also
for the German proletariat. For
the Russian proletariat Is flesh of
the flesh, and blood of the blood
of -the German proletariat. May
the hand whioh signed the treaty
be the hand of a German Imperialist business politician, the treaty
nevertheless is a victory of the
conception which the German Communists have . maintained' for
months and years; that the entire
historic, economic, political and
(Continued on Page I)
First of Virginia Miners
on Trial Has Been
Acquitted1
Clmrlestown, W. Va.—The Jury
In the treason trial of William
Blizzard rendered a verdict ef not
guilty, clearing the flrst of the 120
West Virginia union miners on trial
for alleged offenses in the civil
war of August and September,
1921, during tbe march into Logan county.
Although freed on the treason
charge, l which was also brought
against 52 of his union . brothers,
Blizzard, who Is a subdlstrlct prosldent of the miners, la still under
Indictment for murder and conspiracy.
The miners, who have enjoyed
the sympathy and confidence of
the townspeople ever, since they
were taken from the train handcuffed and leglroned Ave weeks
ago, are confident that tho other
cases will result ln acquittals also.
The prosecution had selected Blizzard and. the treason charge as a
test, specifying the exaot acts on
|vliich they Intended to convict.
A feature of the trial was the
testimony by United States army
officers to the paelfle influence of
Blizzard over the marching miners. Another Important witness
was a commercial aviator, who
testified that the coal operators
paid him for his work, which Included the dropping of bombs
from the airplane, one of which
gassed a nurse going to attend to
wounded minors. Sheriff Den
Chafln and Presidont Thormund of
the operators' association both
testified that the sheriff's deputies
were ln the pay of thc operators.
The prosecution, it Is believed,
Intends to proceed with the remaining cases.
•»_»iHm>..>.iS..S——S,-S<.|..t
TOM BELL
OF TORONTO
WILL SPEAK AT THB
MUNICIPAL HALL
South Vancouver
Tonight (Friday), June 9th
at 8:30
Subjeet:   SOVIET RUSSIA'S STRUGGLE
Illustrated by Lantern Slides
Baseball Competition, Prizes $1400
>«.*«Hfc.t.»lH1.»ll»ll|.H..t.».>l.|..«ll|
Increased Circulation is Necessary
for Existence ol the Federationist
THE Baseball Competition is a circulation
contest. Every participator in the contest becomes a subscriber to the paper.
Every other means have been adopted to increase the number of readers of the Federationist, but the policy of "let George do it" has made
it imperative that other means should be used,
hence the new move.
In addition to the desire to place the paper on
a proper financial basis by increasing the circulation by means of a baseball competition, the
amalgamation of the two papers is in line with
the policy of a united front There is only one
labor paper in B. C. There cannot now be any
choice as to which paper a worker shall subscribe to if he is desirous of reading labor news.
The road is now clear for a drive for sufficient
readers of the Federationist to enable it to exist
without any other source of revenue. It is up to
our readers. We need a circulation of 30,000.
M The main function of the B. C. Federationist
Vis U> spread working-class propaganda. If that
Were not its function it would be better if it did
viiot exist. But working class publications cannot exist on appreciative phrases and good
wishes, therefore it must adopt such tactics as
will provide the necessary revenue for its existence. It is for this reason that the amalgama-
a tion with the B. C. Labor News was made and a
baseball competition introduced.
ii On many occasions we have pointed out that
'increased circulation alone would clear the Federationist of debt; that donations were not the
basis of a permanent income, but that a larger
Circulation would bring the finances to enable
the paper to exist without appeals for financial
assistance. If we get that, we can then consider
pther methods and policies in connection with
jthe future of the paper. If the baseball competi-
. tion will get us this circulation, thea it will nave
keen worth while
OPERATORS REJECT RUMANIAN PEOPLE
8 Of
Anthracite Miners Again
Present Demand for
Increase
New York Workers Aid.Trials
Miners of West
Virginia
By Harry Godfrey
(Federated   Press  Corrnpondent)
New Tork.—These are Use most
recent developments In the coal
mine strike ln the anthracite fields:
Rejection by the operators of the
miners' renewed demand for a 20
per cent, wage Increase and for
preservation of the two-year form
of agreement, together with a
skilfully contrived attempt to divert publlo attention from- the
mine workers' demand for federal
Investigation of hard ooal mining
processes, costs, and transportation
expenses.
Refusal (by Ignoring the invitation) of the operators to present
their side of the controversy to the
public committee en the coal
•trlke.
Acceptance of the Invitation by
the miners' representatives, who
appeared before the committee's
flrst session, presented facts and
figures of anthracite production,
and suggested as a solution the
formation df a permanent government fact-finding agency ln the Industry.
Inauguration of a city-wide drive
here by the New York Organized
Labor Relief Committee for West
Virginia Miners, to collect food,
clothing and money for the .West
Virginia strikers and their families,
the campaign to terminate ln a
mass meeting In Madison Square
garden. Food collecting stations
already have been opened In all
parts of New York, and tha response to tha appeal waa Immediate.
Announcement by Samuel Untermyer, attorney, that he will assist
the mine workers In forcing in the
courts the Issue of free speech and
free assemblage In the Pennsylvania mine district! where for
years the ooal and' ateel Interests
have by force and clubs Cnd firearms prevented the exercise of
these constitutional guarantees. Associated with Untermyer in thla
undertaking are Arthur Garfield
Rays, attorney for the American
Civil Liberties.Union; Julius Rosenberg of New York, snd Clarence
Load of Philadelphia.
The three latter attorneys a few
days ago went to Vlntondale, Pa.,
to bring about a test ot the power
of the coal operators to snap their
lingers at the constitution. They
were accompanied by several U. M.
W.A. organizers, and they had
hardly alighted In the town when
they wero pounced upon by company police and arrested. The
company owned officials, however,
discovered quickly that they were
not dealing with poor men who
didn't know their rlghta nor how
to enforce them.
Vlntondale, Hays said on his return, no longer ts an American
city but an armed camp, where
coal and iron police, mounted and
heavily armed, acting under order's
from the coal company, permit no
one to stand for a moment on the
streets, and greet arrivals with
threats of arrest, obscene -language,
and physical violence. The Justice
of tho peace before whom he was
taken on his arrest held court ln
a company olllce, he sold.
CHANGE O FADDRESS
SubiicrlbFjm will holp us wben
renewing thoir KUl__Tlptions, If
they will note change of address.
Now address Is 305 Pender Street
West. Vancouver, n. C.
AROUSED BY
Resent Punishment Given]Winnipeg
to Political
Prisoners
at Bucharest
Carried on With Big
Array of Troops
(By tha federated Press)
Chicago—Romanian workera resident her* ara aroused over the
savage treatment accorded 100
political prisoners .in Rumania,
who have been under arrest for
many months and on trial before
a military court tn Bucharest since
Jan. 29. Protests and threats of
reprisals, whieh hava foroad the
government to modify somewhat
Its harsh treatment' of the prisoners and contributions to the defense fund conveyed the Interest
of American Rumanians to the imprisoned men and women.
Bucharest papers, liberal as well
aa Socialist, carrying full accounts
of the trial and the charges of torture are received here and translations have been submitted to tht
Federated Press.
Ble Array of Troopa
The trial Itaelf la carried on behind an Imposing array of troops
and guns, and attorneys for the defense are subjeot to military Interference and arrest should they displease the oourt. The public gains
admittance under considerable difficulty and the most elementary
rights of prisoners are disregarded
by the medieval-minded government which rules Rumania.
Attorneys are not allowed to
spiak with their clients except In
the presence of soldiers. Aa tha
defendants come from various political and Industrial groups, the
defense attorneys desired to hava
separate trials and falling that, to
have the prisoners divided Into
three general groups: (1) those
who opposed the affiliation of Rumanian workers with the Third
International at Moscow; (2) those
favoring affiliation with Moscow;
(8) those advocating the use of
violence and not afflliated with the
Soclallat or Communist groups or
(Continued on page 4)
Branch Wants
Unity in Coming
Election
Are Draws
Up a
Fight Against
Capital
Sub-Committee on Financial Commission Lays
Bare Situation
for Shows Great Need for
Agricultural
Machinery
$40,000 WEEKLY
IN PRIZE MONEY
Winnipeg   Labor   Paper Bi
Has Much Success in
Baseball Contest
Although only starting Ita competition early this year, the One
Big Union Bulletin of Winnipeg la
distributing prizea of over M0,000
each week ln its Baseball Competition. This gives one an idea of
what can be done lf the workers
rally round their Labor papers.
The competition has boosted the
circulation to over 100,000, and is
open to persons only ln Alberta and
thc territory west of Sudbury, Ont
Inasmuch as this does not Include British Columbia, readers of
the Fed. now have a splendid opportunity of making the B. C. FederationiBt competition as popular
as that of the Bulletin, and at the
aame time Increase the circulation
of the Federatlonist.
Our prize money ls small at the
present time, but a dollar from you
with five coupons this week will
give us a good boost and enable
ua to reach the same figures as the
Labor oauer in Winnioea. Let's to.
"Hit Winnipeg branch of tha
WthMra* Party ot Canada la «n-
dntvoring to secure » united front
In..the Provincial elections. At
preaent there are more candldatea
in the field in Winnipeg than there
are seats. Realising the confusion
that exists, the party haa sent the
following letter to the Dominion
Labor party, the Independent
Labor Party and the Socialist party
of Canada,
Dear Comrade:
The undersigned haa been instructed to write you hy the District Executive Committee of the
above organlsalon.
An election ts drawing near and
we feel that lt ia desirable and
necessary that the working class
organizations of the city of Winnipeg eoncentrate their forces in a
united campaign against the capitalists. There are ten aeats to
bo contested and, at the present
time, there are thirteen workers'
candidates to contest these seats.
Such a division ln the ranks ot the
workers will result in certan victory of the common foe—the capitalist olass.
The Workers' Party of Canada
calls your attention to this division
in the ranks of the workers, and
proposes the following as a minimum basis for a united front of
labor at the coming election.
The United Industrial Front.
The creations of Joint councils of
action from Industrial organisations for the purpose of resisting
all further wage cuts and securing
a higher standard of living for the
working olass.
Tbe United Front for the Employed
and Unemployed
(a) Full support of the Manitoba
Association of Unemployed,
(Continued on page 4)
FULL ADVANTAGE
uilding Trades Workers
in Regina Are the
Sufferers
The employers ot the building
trades In Reglna are taking full
advantage of the condition of tho
labor market and the disorganized
atate of the workers who are now
reaping the fruit of years of collaboration with the ruling class.
Craft divisions, bourgeois Ideology,
belief In thc acquisition of a little
debt-laden property as a means of
efttmclpatlon, fly blown notions re
tba Identity of Interest between
milter and slave—all have left
thWr ugly mark, and are responsible, In no small degree, for tho
chaotic and defenseless condition
in-which the mass of the workera
flrtd themselves, now that they ore
confronted with the steady attack
and pressure of the foe on their
already low standard of living.
Thousand-* of new renders will
bo added to Thu Federatlonist
mailing list 'it you help boost the
whan money.    Spread the trosnnl
[By Paul Hoyerl
(Federated Presa Staff Correspondent)
Genoa, Italy (by mail)—Russia,
weaken** by almost eight years of
war, by a terrible legacy from
GsarJat days, by the conditions
which always attend a revolution,
and by a blockada on the part of
so-called civilized nations which
cannot ba matched for cruelty and
heartlessness, is Indeed in no enviable position. This condition is
vividly reflected in a memorandum
presented to the subcommittee for
credit of the financial commission
of the racent Genoa economic conference.
Here are aome figures as to agricultural production: Before the
war the area under cultivation in
the Ukraine was 71,000,000 desja-
tlnes; in 1920 lt had shrunk to
47,000,000 desjatines. During 1921
the area under cultivation was
atill further reduced by 12 por
cent, in Siberia and 80 per cent,
in the Volga region. The products
yielded in those sections of Russia
where there is black earth (humus) fell from 52.6 poods per des-
jatinee to 42 poods.
Mnst Import Grain
Even before the war, the harvest was seriously Interfered with
by lnaacts. During the war, howover, due to Russia's inability to
Import disinfectants, this plague
quite got the better of the Russians. As proof of this, witness
the fact that Russia now must import grain, while before the war
she exported 4,500,000,000 poods
per annum.
Cattle production during these
eight years of war, revolution and
famine, haa decreased 52.55 per
cent.
In order to bring agricultural
production back to the level of
pre-war days, Russia needs a credit of 260,000,000 gold roubles
(about $126,000,000) for agricultural machinery.
Industrial Production
Tbe memorandum next discussed Industrial production. Coal
production In 1920 was but 27 per
cent of that of 1913; petroleum
production, 43 per cent, During
1921, however, there was a slight
Improvement. Wool production
had risen to 23-38 per cent, of
pre-war times, leather and hides
38 per cent., paper 26 per cent.,
tobacco, 42 per cent., matches, 14
par cent, of pre-war production.
The manufacture of agricultural
machinery was but 0.63 per cent.
of that before thc war in 1920;
the manufacture of wagons, 4.2
pei" cent, of former timoB.
The only industry, ln fact, that
flourished wns the production of
munitions and wai; materials. More
was produced along thai line, in
view of Hunt!iu's being cut off front
the world, under the Soviet regime
than even in the days of the C::nr.
Coming to the question of transportation, the memorandum points
out that the amount of rolling
slock now in Russia today ponies 18,567 locomotives, over
against 20,157 during the Czarist
days. The picture is less favorable in the caHe of cars of nil
sorts. For. while the actual number to bc found In Russin today Is
not very much less than In 1913,
yet the number in commission nnd
use Is only 9000, as against 37,000
of pre-war days.
I Com inn tut nn na_r» 4^
HowThey "Crushed" the
Winnipeg Revolution and
Conducted the Trials
Striking Information of How Justice Works b
Uncovered by M. P. at Ottawa—Safe and Sane
Labor Man Was Given a Job for
His "Sanity"
(By J. 8. Woodsworth)
AS one maata tha official* of the
different departments, one la
able to plok uo quite a variety of Information. Evan Hlnla-
tera of the Crown are willing to
divulge, In confidence, many thlnga
that never found their way to the
praaa.
Further, officiala are frequently
willing to five Information in varloua degrees of aeml-confldence.
They will even go ao far aa to aay,
'Tou are free to uee thla, only do
not say where you got It,"
In matters relating to the Winnipeg atrlke, I find that many of
the document* were destroyed by
the outgoing administration. Those
that remain, scattered here and
there, are sufficient, however, to
confirm many of the opinions held
by the Labor people during the
strike. Supplemented by the statements of officiala who knew the inside, they reveal tho tactics which
were resorted to ln order to defeat
Labor.
Suppression
In connection with tha trials, one
of the lawyers for tho prosecution,
wrote in commendation to the trial
Judge, that he had been able to exclude (1) any presentation of the
activities of the CltlienB' Committee; (2) of the efforts made to
settle the strike: (3) the question
of collective bargaining. O, righteous Judge! Since the Citlsens'
Committee was one of the parties
to the dispute, and since It was declared that the workers refused to
settle the strike, artd since the
atrlke itself hinged largely on the
Interpretation of the principle of
collective bargaining, how could
anyone claim that the verdict
could be Just that excluded these
considerations.
At the very time that the Committee of One Thousand were
raising hands to high heaven In
moral Indignation at the workera
for preventing the babies from receiving milk, the executive committee of the Committee of One.
Thousand wired Ottawa, telling of
the raising of a force of volunteers,
and urging "Do not under any clr-
eumatanco allow pressure from
well-meaning but Inadequately Informed persons to perauade the
govornment to make any offers of
Intervention, with a view to settlement. This would be fatal." In
view of this statement, who   was
responsible for the prolongation of
the strike?
QnalHIed to Prosecute
One of the lawyers, who later
became one of th; lawyers for ths
Crown, wrote Acting Minister of
Justice: * "For the last six weeks I
and my entire staff have been giving our services to assist the Citlsens' Committee of One Thousand.
," Surely no one could be
better qualified to prosecute th*
Labor people, hut we had at on*
time imagined that the Crown waa
impartial.
Investigation reveals that considerable numbers of the pamphlets published by the Citlsens'
Committee were delivered and
harged to one of the departments.
Investigation does not show, however, that any ot the pamphlets .
published by the defense committee were paid for out of publlo
funds. Accounts amounting ta
11,020.4) due to the McDonald Detective Agency,'for work done by
the Citlsens' Comlmttee, for which
two prominent Winnipeg citizens
accepted responsibility, were sent
tn to the government. These-were
endorsed by the department;'concerned and recommended for payment. Could we, by the wildest
stretch of Imagination, fancy the
strike committee sending In their
accounts to thc government for
payment, muoh less could we Imagine these being accepted.
The appointment and duties of
(Continued on page 2)
IS
EXPECTED TODAY
Conciliation   in   Miners
Dispute Expected to
Give Award
It Is expected that the conciliation board, which has been sitting
on the disputo between the miners
and operators In the coal fields ot
Alberta and British Columbia, will
bring down their roport today,
Latest advices from the strike
regions show that throughout the
district the miners have stood pat,
and all mines closed wltb the exception of a shovel mine at Coal-
spur.
Some 12,000 miners have been
affected by the dispute, and the
solidarity shown has been remarkable. For many months prior to
the strike, tho men were on short
time, and many woro In actual
want. In spito of tbis, they decided to strike rather than accept
a cut amounting on the average to
60 per cent.
WIU Hold Sociul
The Workers Party will hold a
social evening at headquarters, on
Saturday evening, at 306 Pender
Street West. All members are requested to attend and bring their
friends.
San Francisco—J. Kennedy, sec-
e'ary of the California District
Defense comm.ttee, has bcen ar-
ested on a warrant from Eureka,
charging cont-jinpt of cour;.. Details are not yet available, but apparently Kennedy's arrest Is an attempt to cripple the work of the
defense committee,'Since all detnils
cf the various California cases are
in his hands. Kennedy Is not
known to havo auy connection
with the Eureka cases. The ball
of $1000 has not yet been raised.
Wrillam B. Clcory, Jr., will act rs
Kennedy's attorney.
I
DISCUSSES B. C.
Two Labor Aldermen Ills-
agree on-Question
of Fare
Woman Delegate Reports
Mothers' Pensions Are
Being Cut
At the regular meeting of the
Trades and Labor Council held on
Tuesday evening, delegates from
the Brewery Workers and Typographical Union were obligated.
President Crawford occupied, the
chair. A communication from the
Victory Brewery re new agreement
was left In the hands of Delegate
McKensle < Hotel and Restaurant
employees) and the company notified that. Vancouver, New Westminster and Kamloops breweries
had signed agreements.
The Musicians and Stage .Employees union notliled the council
that they were returning their
share of tho proceeds of the last
dunce over to the label committee.
Scat on Exhibition Board
A communication from thc Vancouver Exhibition Board offering
the council a seat on that board
was received and Del. Nixon (Carpenters) elected. It was pointed
out that the board had not given
labor a square deal lu the past,
but a delegate on the board niight
put this right.
A communication from the Gyro
Club requested a delegate from tho
council to aid In thc Tyeo Pot latch
being planned for the purpose of
equipping and putting into operation more playgrounds for the
children of the city. Del. Showier
(Dairy Employees) was appointed.
A communication from the City
Council Informed the Trades Council that the contract for the nnv,
North Vancouver ferry contained.
ft fair wage clause.
Purity Dairy Off Unfair List
The committee endeavoring ta
organize the Purity and Steves
dairies reported progress and asked
the ' council to tako the Purity
dairy off thc unfair list for 30 days,
the only difficulty with that company now being the question of tbe
hour In which tho employees started work.    Request granted.
Del. Bartlett of tho Parliamentary committee recommended the
endorsation of the stand Del. Pettl-
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At 8 p.m. ^
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FRIDAY...- _ .June 9, 1928
The U.S. Supreme Court and
Canadian Labor
AMALGAMATION or annihilation. That
is the alternative before railroad labor
today, says W. Z. Poster. The United States
Supreme Court has said it more emphatically
during the week to the workers of the United
States, when it was decided that labor unions
are liable as organizations to be sued in their
associate names in the event of injury to property during strikes originated by the unions.
This is repeating history with a vengeance. It
is the old Taff Vale decision handed down by
the House of Lords in Oreat Britain in 1901,
when that august but hoary body decided that
a trade union could be sued in its collective capacity for the acts of its officials or members.
* *     •
It msy, however, be asked, bnt what has the
decision of the United States court to do with
the workers of Canada? Our reply must be,
that during the war period legislation was
placed on the statute books of this cotfntry,
based on the laws of the United States, enacted
for the suppression of working class activities.
Not only that, the organizations of the workers
of this country are linked up with and are
part of the American organizations, and their
fate is inevitable linked up with the organizations of which they are a part. Therefore the
decision of the Supreme Court of the United
States affects every organization in Canada
which is affiliated with the American Federation of labor.
»     »     »
Those who have studied the methods of the
ruling class in the United States will realize
what power thb decision will give to the large
employers. Hatching of bomb plots and other
such like schemes is a fine art in the U. S. A.
A mine may be blown up by scabs, or the gunmen employed by the employers in the time of
a strike. The union, under such a decision
wonld, of course, be liable for the damage done,
and its funds seized. Incidentally, the Canadian
locals of such an organization wonld lose their
financial support in the time'of conflict.  X
* »     »
While specifically, the decision of the United
States Supreme Court is an Ameriean question,
.and the workers of the United States are
threatened, Canadian workers' organizations
are also faced with a great problem, and as
the Canadian organizations are part and parcel
of the U, S. Labor unions, the question becomes
of international working class import. Amalgamation or annihilation, that is the question
of the moment. No greater reason for the
united front of the workers of this continent
has been given by the most ardent advocate of
industrial unionism, than the decision of the
Supreme Court of the U. S. A., and the Canadian workers cannot retard the movement
against the U. S. workers better than by urging the amalgamation of the unions in the
different industries. Amalgamation or annihilation faces ALL workers on the American
continent, irrespective of national boundary
lines. "'
Capitalism and Free Thought
THE FREEMAN, in a recent issue, carried
an article on "obstacles to free thought."
In this article it is claimed that the two great
obstacles to free thought are economic penalties and distortion of evidence, while the
writer claims that legal penalties are in the
modern world the least of the obstacles. Like
everything else under capitalism, free thought
is an expression which takes on different
meanings at different times and under dissimilar circumstances. The members of the ruling
classs believe in free thought so far as religion
is concerned, bnt when the workers take a turn
at free thinking and express themselves as being opposed to their masters' laws and tyrannies, then the legal and economic penalties are
immediately applied to the "free thinker,"
who ends up by finding out that he is not free,
but is incarcerated behind his master's prison
walls.
Capitalism does not allow for free thinking.
Slaves are not suposed to think for themselves
—their masters wish to do that for them—and
while many workers would object to being
dubbed as being mentally bound by their masters' teachings, yet it is a fact, and many a
"free thinker" is only echoing his masters'
ideas when he speaks, and has not even acquired the habit of thinking for himself,
* *     •
It would be folly for us to say that this is
altogether the workers' fault. It is the result
of the education he received when attending
his masters' schools, when reading his masters'
press; and attending his employers' churches.
From childhood, free thought has been denied
him. Even his parents have obstructed his free
thoughts, for they too were thinking as their
masters wished them to do. Those who by
some chance or accident break away from thc
psychology of their masters soon learn that
free thinking has its disadvantages. They
suffer from economic preslure. They may even
be penalized by the processes of law, but they
have one advantage which these penalties cannot take away from them, and that is that
they see things in a new light untrammelled by
the miasma of their masters' hypocrisy.
• »     •
While at an advantage mentally, they
should, however, remember that it may not be
due to their mental superiority that they are
freed from master-class psychology, but rather
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due to som* peculiar chance of circumstance*
whereby their environment was different t*
those who still remain chained by ruling class
teachings. Their duty is to kindly and firmly
attempt to free the minds of the slaves whom
they meet who are still suffering from th*
effect of generations of human slavery. We do
not, however, think that we could express it
better than the writer of the article in question
did when he wrote: •
"Meanwhile, the whole maohinery of the
State, in all the different countries, is
turned on to making defenseless children
believe absurd propositions, the effect of
whieh is to make them willing to die in
defense of sinister interests under the impression that they are fighting for truth
and right. This is only one of countless
ways in which education is designed, not
to give truth and knowledge, but to make
the people pliable to the will of thcir masters. Without an elaborate system of deceit in the elementary schools it would b*
impossible to preserve the camouflage of
democracy."
^ • » •
Modern democracy is based on human
slavery, and freedom of thought will never be
achieved while men are slaves. Capitalism
cannot free its slaves; only the workers can do
that by overthrowing the system which enslaves them.
National Wealth, Wage Slaves
and Capitalism
THE Vancouver Daily World, in an editorial
on June 2nd, dealt with the question of
wages and national wealth. While deploring decreased wages, which, it stated, invariably decreased efficiency, the World certainly showed
no understanding of the position held by the
workers, who produce all the wealth of the
world. For instance, after dealing with
periods of national crises arising out of some
great crop failure or after a world crisis, it
says that" all the losses are replaced.'' It then
goes on to state that the history of Great
Britain is a record of national losses, which, it
claims, have always been replaced. The following passage, however, is worth criticism, as it
contains much that is erroneous:
"Side by sido with these tremendous
national sacrifices has come century by
century a great increase in British national
wealth; and a Blower but not the less continuous increaso in the share of national
wealth allotted to the wage-earner, wage
increases have always been the ultimate
results."
* »      *
The World then goes baok to the time of
Charles II. and to the days of William HI to
prove its case. But it is impossible by referring to those times to prove that the workers have gained by the "national" losses of
the late war. In fact, even before the war, the
standard of the world's workers was on a
steady decline. In the time of Charles II.
capitalism was unborn, and it was only in its
very early infancy in the time of William IU.
In the early day* of capntalism, however, the
standard of living of the workers rose, not because of the increase of the national wealth,
but because the development of capitalistic industry demanded it. Naturally, the country
being the workshop of the world, snd
the first to enter into capitalistic production,
the national wealth grew, and with the need
for education, because of the changed methods
of production and speeding up of the workers
by factory methods of production, an increased
standard of living was necessary. But those
days no longer exist. The losses in human
life during the late war csn never be replaced;
the losses suffered since the war in the lowering of the standard of living, will never be replaced They are gone never to return, and
the share of the worker in the wealth he has
produced has steadily declined.
* *      »
Capitalistic development has reached that
stage where it is impossible for the standard of
living of the workers to rise. It must inevitably come down, for capitalism itself is on the
wane; the tide of prosperity will never again
rise in a capitalistic world. True, it may be,
that times may improve a little, but it will only
be for a short period, and even worse conditions will prevail shortly after any slight improvement. But national losses are of no concern to the workers. Tbeir lives are devoted
to making profits for a master class which
owns sll national wealth including the wealth
producers. Wealth, thoy never know or see,
except when it is leaving their hands for the
warehouses of their masters. Wealth they
never own. "Any low-wage-city is a dead city;
any low-wage nation is cithor stationery or decadent," says the World. Yos, and all nations
are today low-wage nations; all are decadent;
all are slowly bnt surely drifting to revolution
because of the fact that they cannot feed the
slaves of modern society. Speed the day when
wages will no longer exist, and nntional wealth
be indeed national wealth, owned and controlled by those who produce it.
Press dispatches announced that Ambassador
Harvey would wear knickers at Court on
Thursday.   He may yet wear overnlls.
With machino guns which will fire a thousand shots a minute for the dispersing of mobs
being supplied to the police of the United States
it would appear as if the class struggle will be
interesting in that country in the days to come.
The distribution of taxation amongst those
who have to pay for thc administration of capitalistic society, caused much heart-burning.
None of them want to pay it. A big howl is
now boing made against the tax on cheques,
but as the only cheque the worker knows is his
pay cheque, and he gets but few of those, he
won't have much to make a noise about.
The latest news is to the effect that if the
United States railroad workers strike against
the reduction of wages, they will be liable to
damages under the Sherman Anti-Trust Law.
Who said thc land to the south of us was the
land of liberty? Was this the kind of liberty
tho United States troops fought fort Wby, of
course it was, and they arc getting it
Conciliation   Board Refuses  Demand for
Eight Hours      i
Ottawa.—A vsry substantial induction ln the rate of wages to be
paid by the Ottawa Electric Railway Co. to its employees, together
with the rejection of the eight-
hour day demanded by the men, Is
contained ln the majority award
by tho board ot concUiation and
investigation, which Is signed by
Alex. Smith, chairman, and Geo.
D. Kelley, representing the company.   .
While no official announcement
has yet been mado, lt is reported
that the rate agreed npon in the
majority report Is 41 cents an hour
as a maximum rat* as against 55
cents, which the men have been
receiving (or the past two yoars.
The majority award, In addition to
setting ths rate at 41 cents, states
that the eight-hour day ls no feasible on sreet railways.
a 3. Tulley, th* employees' representative of tht board, ft pre>
paring a minority report, in. whioh
while he concedes the necessity for
a slight rsdnctlon In wages, hs
maintains that th* men should
havt been accorded tht eight-hour
day.
How They 'Crushed1 the
Winnipeg: Revolution
and Conducted Trials
(Continued from  pagt 1)
Mr, A, J. Andrews ar* recorded In
ft letter to hira from Mr. Arthur
Meighen, Acting Mlnliter of Justice, dated May 26, 1M9: "I would
ask you to represent the Justice department, and examine any ' evidence that may bo available dealing with conduct of the principal
agitators of the present unfortunate Industrial disturbance, with a
view to ascertaining whether or
not any of the actions of these men
are of a seditious or treasonable
character, and advise us as to what
should be done in   the   premises.
It Is very interesting to note
with regard.to the man who was
offered payment for the giving of
his evidence, that the proposition
was flrst submitted to the Acting
Minister of Justice, This secret
service agent, known as No. 21, lt
was stated,' would give evidence lf>
guaranteed protection, transporta*
tlon for himself, and wife ta Buko-
wina, and $500 as well. Not much
wonder that the judge was very
careful to prevent - this evidence
coming to the knowledge of the
jury. at
Authorities Ignorant
It seems very curious- that with
all the secret service agents, the
authorities were so Ignorant of the
real situation. X appears that the
arrest of he leaders was hastened
because Mr. Ivens baft closed out
his savings account at the Bank of
Montreal, and had partially packed his household goods. The authorities concluded that certain
statements with regard to the settlement of the strike had been given
out for the purpose ot enabling Mr.
Ivens and probably others to make
a quiet get-away.
Little wonder that the Preaident
of the Privy Council acted in the
most incomprehensible manner
when he was fed on information cf
this character.
During the trials, one of the
prosecuting lawyers was very urgent that certain other of the Labor leaders should be arrested. He
confessed that he did not think
they could be convicted before a
jury, and hence was of the opinion
that they should be deported without trial. Never again can such
men be permitted to oven pay lip
tribute to the principle that every
British citizen should have a fair
trial by a jury of his peers.
The Labor people all knew that
the Citlsens' Committee was carrying on a very extensive propaganda. The Citlsens* League had a
scheme of meeting propaganda by
propaganda. They urged thftt the
government migbt make & money
grant for this purpose, or else that
the government itself might issue
publications and put lecturers ln
the Add, the Canadian Club apparently working in close co-operation with the Citizens' League.
There was an attempt made to secure Mr. Oompers 'to address the
Canadian Clubs across Canada, also.
to bring Mr, Thomas, who was then
visiting the United States.
We wonder how many of the
speakers at the Canadian Clubs
during the last few yeara have been
paid propagandists.
Journalists Ploy Part
Certain prominent journalists
had very definite parts in persuading tbe public and the Oovernment
that the Winnipeg strike was part
of a worldwide rovolutnlna-y
scheme, and was being' directly
engineered from the United Statos.
The commissioner of the Royal
Canadian Mounted Police soenis tp
have been largely Influenced hy
the representations of those num,
and the reports of his secret service agents, some of which are absolutely grotesque to anyone', who
knows the inside of the Labor
movement.
The assurance of our big industrial and flnanclal operators is almost beyond comprehension.. The
Winnipeg Iron Companies, for instance, in seeking contracts' from
the government, asked for special
consideration because of the, concessions which they had made fn
the interests of the public!
Labor often becomes discouraged
because it has so often been betrayed by its leaders. We fall to
recognise how severe are the temptations whloh must be withstood.
In certain departments, so-called
loyal operators were paid a bonus.
It is rather disgusting to find how
some of tho rank and flle get
down on tho.'r knees and promise
to be good if only they can get back
again.
Just after the strike, a promln-
ent Winnipeg politician wrote ta
ono of tho departments: "I am informed that   did all
right during the strike and proved
himself of much beneflt to the Citlsens' Committee,   I feel   thftt   no
Random Thoughts and Comment
The Rarest Tiling
"But what Is rarer today tha&
heroism, rarer than beauty, rarer
than holiness, is a free,opinion;
free from all idols, all class, all
caste or national dogmas; from all
religions; a soul which has the
courage and the sincerity to aee
with its own eyes, to hear with Its
own ears, to love with Its own
heart, to judgo with Its own reason—to be not a shadow, hut a
man."—Holland Romain.
' 'less the Colonial Sugar Company
agreed to pay the 60,000 Hindus
now in Fiji, $1.25 a day instead
of 35c, that It be compelled to repatriate them.
White Sugar and Black Morals
The Hindu Commission, which
recently investigated conditions
prevailing in the sugar industry tn
Fiji, has concluded Its work. A
foercast of the roport, as given by
Mr. Sharma, one of the members,
should dispel for all time the sniffling platitude that British imperialism Is superior to that of other
capitalistic nations. It may even
cause aome misgivings to those
people who swallow their "Adam's
apple" every time they speak of
the "far flung glory of the British
Empire," eto., ad nauseam.
High lights la the Commissioner's report ara as follows:
Only thirty women are allowed
to leave India with every hundred
men, whloh has resulted 1ft the
vilest relationship between sezea
and accounted for muoh orime.
Women are compelled ta work
apart from their husband* often
several miles.
when a Hindu dlea leaving •
wife and children, hts property ls
held by the government until lt Is
proven by certificate that the wife
and   children  were   actually   his,
Stance and Morocco
Reading the dally newspapen,
ona Is led to believe that the Allied countries possess a superior
kind of morality and integrity to
any other nations of the world.
During the reoent imperialistic
butchery, we had it bleated to us
from pulpits,, roared at us from
political rostrums and splashed before our eyes in sanctimonious articles and editorials that "Germany
must be crushed because she had
broken her word as a nation in respect to treaties." N
The argument was strongly convincing. To some lt ls even so
yet-
But let us consider France ln
her relations to Morooco.
France occupied Morocco ln lilt
and since the armistice has to all
Intents and purposes absorbed th*
country during the time she broke
three separate treaties she tad
signed and which guaranteed In
unequivocal terms tho independence of Morocco, the Integrity ef
Its territory and the equality of
treatment for tha commerct of all
countries.
The treatise tn question were the
Morocco convention, signed at Madrid by France, Germany, Oreat
Britain and other European countriea 1ft 1880, the Aot of Algerlcas,
signed by Morocco, France, Gormany,  Great  Britain,   Spain and
i mm
Grand Trunk Wants U. a
Conditions in
Canada
Montreal—Negotiations for a revision of the 1921 schedule of
working conditions are under way
between the Grand Trunk Railway
Co. and the International Brotherhood of Railway Statlonmen, of
Railway and Steamship Clerks, of
Stationery Firemen and Oilers and
the Canadian Brotherhood of Railway Employees, involving altogether approximately 7000 men.
The objective of the company tn
these negotiations is to put the existing rules and working conditions
ln line with those now In force In
the United States. One of the main
issues is the question of overtime
remuneration. The substitution
of straight timo for overtime work
and for Sundaya and holidays Is
also being aimed at by th* company.
meanwhile ne provision la made Russia In 1900, and an extraordln-
for the maintenance of th* wife
and children.
Work in the cane-flelda commences at 5.80 and ends at 6.30.
For thirteen houra work Hindu
laborers receive one shilling and
six pence or about 85c a day, out
of whloh tbout 26o is paid for
food.
Companr rations are one pound
of rice ar./; one pound of pearaeal
per day.
. No bl'-.nkuts are provided by the
compare, whieh has caused much
sickness from colds during the
winter montha ln the tropics.
Majority of workers have no
beds, but sleep on grass or straw
laid on mounds of clay, and as a
result, their constitutions ar* ruined in a short time.
Among the recommendations to
be made by the commission are:
That no Hindu be allowed to leave
India for Fiji unless under an
agreement to receive at least five
shillings, or $1.25 a day and, un
ary declaration signed by Germany
and France tn 1906. The preamble of the Algerlcas Act says that
it ls "based on the threefold prln*
dpi* of the sovereignty and independence of hia majestyT the Sultan of Morocco, the Integrity of
his dominions and economio liberty
without any Inequality.
A further example of the high
moral tone of the Allied countries
ls found ln the fact that France
signed two secret agreements with
Spain and Qreat Britain ln 1904,
which clearly showed her intentions of taking Morocco at the
flrst opportunity.
What about all this, you ask?
Well, nothing except that any one
who takes the trouble te keep Informed as to what Is going on,
must realize that the sword-rattling diplomacy of Germany ls no
worse han the swash-buckling intrigue of France except when colored for dupea by the procured
press.
Circular Issued by British Employers Causes
a Split
London—The publication by th*
Dally Herald of a circular issued
by the Engineering Employers'
Federation to its membera has
done much to awaken the wiser
employers to the folly of attempting to dragoon the workera into
submission by starvation. In the
circular the intention of Sir Allan
Smith and his fellow employers to
fellow up their expected victory
by rigorous wage cuts and the enforcement of the "open shop" or
employment of non-union men and
of semi-skilled men on skilled
men'a jobs, is made clear.
The yes of many engineering
employers (some of whom have
an cady deserted their leader, Sir
Allan Smith, to thc extent of.ro-
cpening their shops without conditions to the locked-out men) havu
bean opened by this means.
SM IN GAOL
May Day Demonstrators
in Japan Under
Supervision
Tokio (hy mall)—Ten of th* 108
persons arrested by the police on
May Day are still in custody. The
police aver that these 10 are "extremely rebellious," according to
the   Mlyuko.
Tho authorities also claim to
liavb discovered plots for disseminating Bolshevist doctrines ln Japan, and for co-ordinating the Socialist movements ln this country.
Among the men detained is Maaa-
yoshi Ishiyama, publisher of a
magazine alleged to treat of Communism. He secured a position In
the Mlsukoshl department store,
the largest store in Japan, as an
attendant for checking umbrellas
and shoes at the door',* and ln this
manner, It Is sold, was able to
give away many of his magazines
to the public-. .
What   about   your   neighbor's
subscription?
better than
can  be
found for the post. I am sure ho
bas learned his lesson." Mr.
—— , for* yeara a prominent Labor man, received th* appointment all right and Is now occupying a good government post-
'tlonl   Don't ask hla namet
It ls rather gratifying to learn,
on the other hand, that among tha
professional and business classea
there are leading citizens who
stood up against the Injustice
meted out to the workers, and
who ventured to offer constructive
suggestions aa to re-organization in
our economlo life.
When the workeri obtain sufficient economlo and political
strength to force the luue, they
will find themselves reinforced by
largo numbers of men in government departments and other walks
of life, from whom, at present, the
publio hears nothing, but who at
heart recognize that the present
system cannot continue, and who
will welcome a change.
LANTERN LECTURE
FOE YOUNO FOLKS
The educational meeting of th*
South Vancouver Labor League for
tonight (Friday) has been changed
to an open meeting Comrade Tom
Bell of Toronto will give a lanterjfc
lecture on "The Struggles of Soviet
Russia" in the Municipal Hall,
Fraser and 4Srd Avenue, at 8:30
p.m. After the lecture there will
be questions and the meeting win
be thrown open for discussion. It
1* hoped that as many of the people
of South Vancouver who possibly
can will be present at the meeting
tonight to hear of th* great example set te the world by the comrades tn Russia. .
The regular monthly meeting of
the organisation was held last Friday night at 6263 Chester Street,
at which there wae a good number
present and enthusiasm for the
young people's movement shown.
The members are finding It hard
to get new recruits to come to the
metlngs on the flne evenings we are
having, but they are aU positive
that when the Fall arrives the
working claas ln South Vancouver
will have at least ona strong organisation to look to for eupport.
The 8. V. L. L. needs the support of the older members of th*
working class. Don't wait until
aome one aaka you to aend your
young people to the meetings, but
get them to join up.
A committee haa been appointed
to look into the matter of a au|i-
mer camp and any outsider interested ln this venture, should phone
Fraser SB7Y1.
Particulars of the activities of
the S. V. L. L. wilt appear in this
paper from week to week. Particulars of meetings, picnics, etc.,
can be obtained by phoning Fraser
39TT1 or Fraser 190X1.
WORLD REUS IH
BRIEF PARAGRAPHS
London—"No Mors War" dem-
onstratlons for ths anniversary of
ths outbreak of ths lata war wtll
be herd not only all over England,
but also France, Qermany, Holland, Sweden, Austria, Chtckoso-
vakla, Hungary, Switzerland and
Portugal. Ths bodlss co-operating
include trade unions, labor organizations. Socialist Parties, the
churches, ex-service msn, leaguo
of nations unions and women'a organizations. The resolution to bs
put simultaneously in different
countries will declare opposition to
war and pledge co-operation by International organizations for ths
removal of causes of war.
Washington—Industrial unionism
for each Industry, and amalgamation of ths railroad and transportation organizations and thalr formal alliance with ths miners, will
be proposed and actively support
ed by the powerful delegation of
the Brotherhood of Railway and
Steamship Clerks, Freight Handlers, Express and Station Bmployoes, In the convention of ths
A. F. of L. this year.
Unanimous favorable report was
given by tha resolutions committee of their recent convention, at
Dallas, and unanimous endorsement waa voted by tha 1M7 delegates In attendance than.
Seattle—Big advertisements ln
all Puget Sound lumber trust newspapers with an aggregate circulation of 5506.000 copies; resultsd
recently In ths recruiting of only
US men to take jobs af ths Beilingham, Wash., mine, whtch operators ara seeking to re-open on aa
"open shop" basis. Of ths It,
only flv* went to work when tt became known that the company had
falsely advertised that there war*
no Labor troubles at tha mln*. A
wag* of I5.8S ta being offend,
Vienna—Th* trial of th* 4T
Bussian social revolutionaries tor
conspiracy against th* Sovlst government began ln Moscow May 2t.
In a letter to Friedrich Adler, the
Communist International announced that, among others, ate attorneys and three social revolutionaries appaar for the defenss. Under th* Berlin pact of the thre*
Internationals, the trial la to be
publlo; representatives of all thre*
internationals are allowed to attend and take shorthand notes of
tha proceedings; no death sentences will be passed.
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CD. Bruce
Limited
Oorner of Homer and Hastings Streets
NOTICE TO  ALL LOGGING MEN
OHM-TIE'S No. 100 CALFSKIN SINGLE SOLE STITCHPOWW
BOOT l_ th* lightest and moat flexible Logging Boot ever made,
A   NBW   CREATION
If you us* your feet aa a slsdgs hammer on hooks, chains, etc,
' then buy Christie's No. 00 and go at lt, Waterproof; guaranteed
to hold calks.    '     • .
Christie Boot Factory
SI CORDOVA WEST.   Phone Soy. 39T0
y_% Bf- Mmm* Seymoar SIN
for appointment
Dr. W. J. Curry
warns*
Suite SOI Dominion Building <
VANCOUVEB, B. C.
Mainland
Cigar Store
at« CAKltALL STRESS
THE PLAOE POE PIPES
COAL
TALE BOOTLESS
Aim
NANAIMO
Kindling Fre*
CANADIAN WOOD AHD
OOAL 00MPAHY
1440 ORANVILLE Ser. UM
"FELLOW-WORKE-C
O. J. Mengel
Writes all classes of Insurance. Representing only flrst-
class Beard companies. If Insurable* Is wanted, writ* *f
Phon* Sey. 5834.
Ofllce wM—VS, TIM Bawl lt
Trade Bldg., Vancouver, —O.
A. A. Stenhousel
Watch Repairs
Jewelry Repairs
Ver Reliable Work and
Prices That Are Right
317 Cordova Si W.
Foot of Homer Street
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tie* isugu _M
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In that dark hour whut sympa- ,
thy and bsat nrvlc* count so
much—calt np
MOUNT PLEASANT
UNDERTAKING CO.
Sia KINOSWAY, VANCOUVER j
Pbone Falnnoat U
Prompt Ambulance Service
EMPIRE CAFE]
AND GRILL
"A Good Placo to Eat"   '
HASTINOS AND OOLEMMA I
TBI T-XIPHONl at yotr ttttwl
.urn. te. _lapl« ta inti-tataa. It I
-om its work ee quietly sad
quloklr, tkat lt !• difficult te retliie .
the wit sad complex -wit-Mat, tkt J
delleito aad -MaUtld sdjutswits, tkt 1
_(.u_l_u human ctrt la tkt central ■]
•At
It ll tlu .kill  -.hln. tk* ,
together  wttk  tohttifla development 1
and coutruat-tii, eflcient autintmuuui 1
tnd operettas, which malt* U poiilUo
for yoa to rtly upoa tht telephone ,
der tnd nl|kl.
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UNION MSN'S ATTENTION
ENGINEERS
TAKE NOTICE
International Looal 844 it
holding its meeting! on
tbe 2nd and 4th Tuesdays
of eaeh month at 8 p.m.,
819 Pender St. W.
0OWAH A BBOOKHOITSB
MUHTIBS, PUBUSHEES, STBEBO.
TTPHBS AHD B00EB_KD-_M
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Defective teeth can be replaced
and the work not show!
Z um N«v* Block*
tug Tmtmint in. «11
voxk lUblt to CHH
pftta.
I have proved it by
Expression Teeth
Which Defy Detection   *
Don't think because you hav* defeotlve or
missing teeth that your caae ts hopelen.
Y«ur teeth can be madt Just as food—•
and equally beautiful—as any. Mora than
half the people with exceptional teeth owa
their good fortune entirely to the skill of
modern dentistry. I am a specialist ln all
phases of Crown, Bride* and Platework.
The full benefit of this experience is yours.
Come in and see me.
Dr. Brett Anderson
Thi Expression Dentist
802 Haatinga St. Weat
Bank of Nora Scotia Building
Then* Sey. till
DR. BRSTT ANDERBOH, formerly member ol the rtculty ol tha
Collet* of Dentletry,. Ualvtrtlty ol Bo-Hern Otlifornlt, Lecturer oa
Orown aad Bridgework, Demonitnlor la Fltttwork ind Operative
Dtatiltry, Loctl ltd Oenerel Anttithellt. 	
Vancouver Unioni
I ALLIED   PRINTINO   TRADES   COUN*
fill—MMta   teeoal    Monday   la    tk»
) montb.    Pmldent, 3. R. White; Mst*
iary, R. H. Neeltndj, P. 0. Box 00,
L BRICKLAYERS AND MASONS--U jon
f' need brttkltywi or muflu for boiler
• worki, «e, or merble eetteri, phone
[ BrlckUyow' Colon, Lehor TempU,
I oanAdian National tomoN or ix-
8ERVICB   mea   meeta   eecond   and
foarth W»dnMd»yi of eeeh month, at 61
kOudm St. W., at I p.SL    a Mitchell,
\ SscratsryTrmttrw.
[ OENERAL WORKERS' UNIT Of THI
\ 0. B. U.—Preiideet, H. Grand j eeore-
! tary, 0. 0. Miller. MMta 2nd and dth
. Wedneedar In each month In Pender Hall,
i corner of Pendor and How* Streeta.
'Phone Seymonr »1.
! INTERNATIONAL LONQSHORBHSN'B
Aeiuclatlon, Loeal ai-62—Oflee end
ihall 168 Cordon SL W. Meeta Snt
knad third Mdeys, S pm Seereterr
* trtMorar, T. Nixon; boiineis agent, P.
■ Sine! '
t-?ut-En     WORK£ftS-     INDUSTRIAL
I     ONION     Of     CANADA—An     induitrlal   onion   of  all   workers   in   lor
ft flu nnd ooutrnottan campi. Cout Die-
1 trlot and Oenornl Hearloaartero, 61 Oor*
' don St. W3 Taaoonnr, B. 0. Phone Sey.
■ova bi. it; tHooBT-er, Be v. rnoni OSJt
. 7156. J. M. Clarke, general mcrotarjr-
t-trmsunr;  legal adTiiere,   Meeire.   Birt,
Macdonald A Co., Teaeonnr, B. 0.; aadt*
'tors, Meun. Batter * Chiene, Vance*-
aat, B. 0.
AbBRiTKD SkATARBRS  VNION   OF
B. C—Formerly Firemen and Ollen'
Union ef Britlah Colombia—Moeting
night, Snt and third Wedneiday ol eaoh
moath at IM Mala Stnet. Preaident,
A. Wllllama; viee-prealdent, R. Morgan;
eeeretary>tnunnr, W. Donaldson. Ad*
Ansa, 106 Main Strut, Vanconver, B. 0.
Victoria Braneh Agent's addreu, W,
francU, 667 Johnion St., Vlotoria, B. 0.
BROTHERHOOD OF PAINTERS, DECO*
retort and Paperhangtn of America,
Local 168, Vanconver—Meeta 2nd aad
,dth Thnndeyi at led Cordova Bt. W.
Phase Sey. 6401. Bulneu agent, B. A.
Barker.
O. B. O. UNIT PILE DRIVERS. WOOD-
en Bridgemen, Dorrickmen end Rlggen
el Vaneoaver aad vicinity. Meeta every
' Monday, 6 p-m., ln o. ». U. Hell 804
Pender St. W. Pruldent, W. Tucker;
Snanolal aeeretary and bnalneu agent, 0.
Aadenea.    Phone Seymonr 191,
UTAlt-T AND ELECTRIO RAILWAY
Employeu, Pioneer Dlvtalon, Vs. 101
—Meeta A. 0. f. Hall, Menu Pleasant
lit end Ord Mondaya at 10.15 am. and '
p.m. Preaident, P. A. Hoover, 0409 Clerk*
Drive; reeordlng-seeretary, I. R. OrIRn,
447—6th Avenne Eut; treunrer, E. 8.
Cleveland; ftnanolal-aeentary and trait
nui agent, W. H. Cottrell, 4808 Dum*
Mm Street; offlee eomu Prior and Mnta
Sta.   Phone Fair 8604R.
tfflfc   MfcW   WESThtlNSTER   BRAOT
of the 0. B. 0. mute oa the third
Wednesday of every month-    Everybody
welcome.
Provincial Unions
FHXKOB BUPBRT, B. 0.
PRINCE   RUPERT   CENTRAL LABOR
Council, 0. B. U.    Branchei: Prince
Ruport DUtriot Flaherlu Board, O.B.C.;
Molalllferoua    Mlnen1    Dlitrlet Board,
O.B.U.     Secreary-treuurer,   P. 0.   Bdi
217. Prince Rupert.
"Full of Sound and Fury"
The born tub-thumper la a born
blatherskite. Not to one man ln
a million It ia given to be an ora-
' tor, and at the eame time a man
at action. It Labor generally
could grasp the full significance of
this, it would stone to death the
men who bawl at them in the old
ra-ta-tn-ta- gabble. Labor Is ln
the position it ie today because of
Its Ingrained pew and pulpit state
of mind, and to that other picture
always in tho baok of their mind,
of themselves ln tha pulpit bawl-
, tng. as loud as any. Life to them
ls one continuous Salvation Army
meeting, with an occasional change
when one brase-lunged ranter gives
placo to another.—The Australian
Socialist.
Milan.—Refusing to accept a reduction In wagea sought by the
employers 60,00.0 metal workers
have gone on strike.   The police
ve forbidden parades by strikers.
■tf
* Boost this week's competition.
WHEN IN TOWN STOP AT
The Oliver Rooms
iB\_ CORDOVA EAST
Everything Modern
Botes Reasonable
Tokio.—Amalgamation of Japan.
ess trade unions as a moans to
mora effeotive resistance to the
employers la under way hsro. It
Is proposed to form a single na
tional labor league of all elements
of the labor movement.
Lumber Workers
News and Views
DtJMARESQ'S CAMP
Same old story up here. Men
coming and going every boat; they
just stay long enough to mako a
stake to take them, to town. The
result ls that they are working
short-handed most of the time
around hare. Looks aa if experienced loggers were not rery plentiful, and lf they had the spunk
to get busy and organise, they
would soon be able to make the
boss come through with more
wages. By the looks of things, we
will have to wait until Russia
comes over here and emancipates
us.   ^
SAYWARD
This outfit ls a cross between a
ranoher and a one-donkey outfit,
with a two-donkey show. Yarding to a spar tree and then you
move donkey to the river and road
with it. The donkey is an old
roader that tha Hastlnga outfit left
here.   'Nut sed.
SLATER
BROS.
Special Week-
End Prices
FREE DELI VERY
188 Hastings St. E Say. 8203
880 GranvUle St. . Moy,   866
8860 Mala St. .Fair. 1683
1101 GranvUle St.. .Sey. 6140
BUXXEB SPBOIAL i,
We have a special consignment of Al*
barta Creamery Butter from Ilia
Edmonton City Dairy .and it la **%•
eallent quality. On sale Saturday
raorninr, T a.m. to 11 a.m., at 3
lbi.  for  11.86
SITKA SPECIAL
Oor Famona Fresh Churned Bntter, 8
lbi. for _- 11.30
fob youb noma
Delmonto  SUeed  Peaches,  tia..8Se
Gold Medal Peaches, por Hn....25c
Old Oountry Lobster Paste,  glass
jar «-. . 8Be
...a&e
Fine Sardinea, 4 for _—_-.__».
Dslmonte Pork and Beans, 8- ....
fer 5 66o
Sweet    FleklM,    imall     bottles;
only __.... „ .■„.—806
LISTBSI
Wa hare soma of finest Smoked Surer*
cured Shoulder Ham we bavs had this
year. Wt have had them specially
smoked and cured for our week-end
trade. Thoy only weigh from 4 to
7 lbs. and are of excellent quality.
Friday and Saturday only 2SVjO
TBBSB MEAT DEPARTMENT
Try one of our Famous Pork
Shoulders for roasting for your
week-end outing, they're fine.
Thoy weigh from 4 to 7 lbs. j
reg. 35c lb., Friday and Saturday -  ,. —WVie
Choice Pot Boasts frcm, per lb..-12*/ic
Quality Oven Roasts from, lh. ....12VjC
Boiling B«ef from,  per lb. .... 100
Boneless Stew Beef, 2 lha. for......26c
VEAL
Choice Teal Bouts, all forarnment
inspected: that's th*   kind   of
meat to buy.    Friday and Sat-
nrday, speolal from, lb 85c
LAMB
Baby Spring Lamb Logs, per lb 38c
Baby Spring Lamb Loins, lb 32yac
Baby Spring Lamb Shoulder, H»..28Vic
Baby  Spring Lamb  Stew,  8 lbs...260
Practically Boneless Fork  Roasts,
lb   P8Vie
Choicest Rolled Beef Roasts from,
ib „  800
EXTRA   SPECIAL
Slater's    Famous    Boneleii    Cottafe
Bolls, weighing from 4 to 10 lbs.;
rag. 30o lb., Friday aad Saturday,
per lb.  .86Vi«
SLICED BA0OM DEPT.
Sliced Smoked Bondleu Boll, lb...30c
Sliced Ayshtra Back  Baooa,  Ib._36c
Sliced Breakfast Streaky Baeon, per
lb. ...  40o ud 48o
LAST. EUT NOT LEAST
Havo you tried our famous Corned
Beeft Jlggs likes our Corned
Beef. We put up Quality
Corned Beef. On sale Friday
and Saturday from, lb lOo
TO BE HAD AT
SLATER'S
-4-
BUSY STORES
WITH FREE DELIVERY
fer Twenty Tes., we tave Itrald tbls Onion Stems for see under our
VOLUNTARY  ARBITRATION CONTRACT
on stamp ntsuMS:
Petcotul OolltcUrt BsritUiss
For Mis Both Strlkee tad LtckosU
Dliputei Settled by Ai-itrttttn
Steady Emplojatnt ud Skilled Wor_i___e_l»
Prompt Delimits tt Dulers tad PS-lit
Piece ud Suoceil te Worsen ul Emplojere
Iniptrtty ot 8_oi Mikim ooaamltiu
At ltjril ulea sits ud wttna, ttt sa
you st dtmesd sates set-is!  lhi  store
Ustos Stem* on Bolt, Xneolt es lisssf.
BOOT AND SHOE WORKERS' UNION
_-0 SUMMER STREET, BOSTON, MASS.
CtlUt ____ Otst-tl ProM-oat    0-trlti I. Btlse. «tm_tl let. Trtts.
BEAVEB COV-i
This outflt Is running-one sll*,
yarding timber that was fsllsd two
years age. No tellers er buokers
worklnr, and the mill is not run-
nine; they ara selling the logs. Do
not know whether they will start
la falling or will they close down
when the yarding ls finished. About
five or six weeks work In sight.
Present crew pretty much at a
mixture, Chinese cooks and bull
cooks. Frolander Is tuptrlnttn<
dent here.
rresh Oat flown* Funeral Design*. Wedding BonfueM, rot Hants
Ornamental ant Kude Trees, Seeds, Bulla, Florists' Sundries
Brown Bros. & Co. Ltd.
FIOBISTS AND NURSERYMEN
2—BTOBES--
« Hasting. Street But 728 Oranvlll. Strut
Seymour 988-671 Seymour 9B1J
TAHKINA TIMBER 00.
. This is a boat camp with fairly
decent conditions. About thirty
men working here. Union sent!
ment appears to be fairly good.
Crew la a very good bunch to get
along with.
CAMP  S—ALERT BAT
Thl. outflt certainly looks like
enemy's terirtory all right Taking lt all round, thla camp la ln
about the same condition as the
camps' used to be ten year. ago.
The slaves here are very tame a^d
docile. In fact, there la not a
kick left ln them. Here's hoping
that they may awaken before they
pass Into the beyond.
The Need fer a United Front
ih Canada
[By H, U. Bartholom.w ud K,
Br uot, Rsglna]
F.rhap. there Is a* country i»
th. world whar. th. tons* of th.
worklng-clas. ar. mor. divided
amontst themselve. thaa la Canada. Not onlr hav. wa th. hundred er a* draft organisations of
th. A. T. of L. laboring under th.
dead weight of divld.d strength
and reactionary leadership, but w.
hav. a number of independent
unions which find themselves unable t. olfer any effective rosist-
ance whatever to tha fierce onslaughts et Capital. Becauae of
their isolation from th. maa. of
oi ganlsed workers, there la little.
If aay, co-operatioa between thee,
section, of th. worker* In son.
towns these various unions ar. engaged la a hitter struggle with
eaoh othor. Th. efforts whloh
should ba directed against the common enemy—the capltaliat class-
are being directed against rival
unions. It Is small wonder that
tha master class feel mow. la
slashing, wage, la Dlvtalon i wltb
suoh ferocity.
Everywhere organlasd labor la ln
full retreat before th. marching
host, of capital. Ia all direction*
tt ts th. sectional differences and
splits which open the rank, of th.
workere to the attack, ot he enemy
and leave them at the mercy at
a relentless foe. At the present
moment the miners ara engaged
in. resisting such an attack upon
their standard of living. Nothing
could suit the mine operators and
master class generally, better than
to deal with the miner, alone.
They know, from experience ln
many countries, that the employers'
road to success 1* paved by tha
division in the ranks of tha workers. "Divide and Rule" le th.
capitalist motto, Therefore, eec.
tionalism must go! The attack
upon the miners Is the first Important more in a well-planned, ably-
directed campaign on the part of
as cold-blooded and calculating a
gang of flnanclal   and   industrial
' Iplratss as ever out   a   throat er
robbed a ohkss.
Th. Volts* Fro* of Oapital
The Manufatfurenf Associations,
th. Rotary Glut, and th. ether organisations .< the capitalist olaas
are prepared to wage relentless war
against tha workers. They an organised ant they work as a unit
,No Motional differences stand la
the way of a united front against
the rapidly retreating forces of the
workera They are aggressive and
determined. Nst a weapon will
they discard, aot a trick is too
mean for these upholders of accumulated wealth. Th. shamble, of
West Virginia, th. dafeat of th.
packing house workers ln Chloag..
the bloody battle, of Seattle, Winnipeg and a scon ot other places—
such an example, sf th. ruthless
aai merciless teotioa of a robbing
clasa Bvsa ths labor unlona,
many of tha Isadora sf whloh bar.
b«on the tillet of th. capitalists.
art not now Immun. from thla determined drive of tha vlctorlou.
maatera Th. rtltntltes Open Shop
campaign banked hy tha injunctions ef the courts, the law. of th.
lsgislatures, aad th. batons aad
bayonets of tha state, menaces th*
very existence ef the organisation.
of th* workon.
Oloe. Vp Oar Ranks
Tet deeplte th. lesson* of th.
past thsrs ara thoss who would endeavor to break up the miners' organization, to divide them into
small and helpless groups. The
miners must not bs allowed to go
down to defeat. The railroad
workers should refuse to carry
ooal. The dockers should refuse
to handle coal And In addition,
every atempt at sectionalism within
the minora' organisation itself,
should bs energetically resisted.
A split among the miners would
play right Into the hands of th*
operators and bureaucrats.
Wage cuts, a longer working
day, complete destruction of our
organizations, suoh are the certain
wages of continued sectionalism.—
The Worker.
Strike of British Eitft
aeen Hits Manufacturers Hard Blow
(By the Federated Press)
Washington — Tkat the gnat
lookout of th. Alamgamated Society ef .Englneera (machinists)
In Oreat Britain, has paralysed
th. automobile industry In the
kingdom Is diaclossd br a dispatch
ts the department of commerce by
W. M. Path, aeentary ta th. American trade commlsslour in London.
Umt it th. manufacturers of
m»t»r ean and motorcycle.." hs
says, ar. membera ot th* Employer* Federation, and since the lockout ther bave ben short of tool-
maken and fltt«r» eomprlaing from
IS t* It ptr cent, of tbelr factory
personnel. Th. reeult of|the lookout" waa an Imeesaiala sharp curtailing of output repreeentlng u
mask ss II per wat ta certain
From all sources comes the same
story—men continually moving,
only staying ln one-camp long
enough to make their boat fare to
another camp. The result ls that
the only ons who profits Is the
steamship oompany. The fact that
men are moving so rapidly from
one camp to another indicates that
they are dissatisfied, but there ls
one faot that they are leaving out
of consideration, and thst ls that
conditions are not Improved by
quitting the Job. On the next Job
they go to the same conditions ae
prevailed on the one they left
There ls only one way that the living and working conditions in any
camp can bs Improved, or wages
raised, and that la by organization;
by staying on the Job and organising it; and whan It Is organized,
the workera by the force of their
organized might enforcing such
conditions aa thsy may dealn. It
Is only becauee of the laok of organisation among the worken In
thla country that the master olass
is able to keep up In our present
stats of abject misery. We are
many, they nre few; but-by virtue
of the fact that they are .organized
and recognize their class Interests,
they can hold us In subjection;
while we recognizing no class interests, and drifting helpless around
instead of welding ourselves together, are completely at their
mercy. Let ue organize, and*take
what we want.
Trades Council
Discusses B. C. Electric
(Continued from Page I>
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Saturday at 10 a.m.
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ALL HAND MADE
$11.50
A Pair—Guaranteed
ORDER YOURS TODAY
The New Method Shoe
COMPANY
SM OARRALL STREET
Send Your Repairs br Mall
Phon. Sey. 821T
UNION MEN. ATTENTION
The Maryland Oafe
03 HASTIHOS SIBEIT WBST
le e etrktly Units Boost ud worth
patronising.    Only Unloa Rente between OtmMt ud Columbia Strtttt.
LABOR
often causes the spin* to
become deranged
CHIROPRACTIC
soieatifioaily relieves the
nerve strain and a cure is
effected.
James Bryson
D. 0., N. D.
CHIROPRACTOR
207  LEE BUILDING
Broadway and Mala
Open every evening for the
convenience of workers.
Phone Fair. 815
piece took on the B. C. Electrio
agreement with the eity council.
B. 0, Electrio Trickery
DeL Pettlplece said that he favored a board of arbitration to settle
the question of an extension of
tho I cent fare. He pointed out
that the coihpany was enthusiastic
on the question of a board when
trying to reduce the employees
wages IS per cent., but was not in
favor of one In the present Instance, The company, he ssld,
spent about 185,000 lobbying at
Ottawa ln an effort to come under the Federal Katlroad board,
but having been defeated In this
effort by tho Farmer and Labor
members, it asks, through the;
elty council, te- hav* tha Provincial govornment appoint a Court
of Appeal. This, aald Pettlplece.
waa favored by th* coundl, although he strenuously opposed it
and would leave th* mutter to
the political tricksters at Victoria.
who are under the domination of
the B. 0.  Electrio.
City  Advisor Turned  Down
Th* city council, he said, paid
an attorney $8,000 a year for
advice and although this attorney Advised a board of arbitration, tho council fell for tho company's plan whereby it Ml get
an extension of the 6 cent -'are.
Ald. Pettipiece said that he had
looked for the support of Aid.
Seribbins on this matter but did
not get it.
Mothers' Pensions Cut
Del. Mrs. Dolk reported that
quit* a number of mothers were
having their pensions cut down
and that Mrs. Ralph Smith intended to have a stop put to this
by taking ft up with the government at Victoria.
Labor Day at Hastings Park
Del. Bartlett reported that the
proposed Labor Day celebration
will be held In Hastinga Park.
Chairmen of the various committees were appointed as follows:
Sports, J. Hale; finance, B. Showier; danco, c. McDonald; publicity, P. Bo-uough; amusement,
E. J. Tennant. The committee on
prizes to bc appointed later. The
Musicians and Stage Employees
unions would have charge of the
attractions.
Union Report*
Del. McMillan (Painters) reported  work  slack.
Del. Herrlett (Barbers), reported
new wage scale signed up May
29, without any troublo,
Del. Byron (Bakery Salesmen)
reported new agreements signed
with bakers for current year.
Del. McLean (Brewery Workers), reported men organized 95
per cent., and Vancouver and New
Westminster Brewery Workers organized in one union.
Del. Moody (New Westminster
Carpenters), reported strike prac<
tically over, and bosses paying the
J6.B0 scale.
Del. Thom (Carpenters), reported shipwrights and joiners received another cut.   Strike on.
City Park Concert*
Del. Tennant (Musicians), reported union standing pat for $5 for
city park Sunday concerts. He
pointed out that thla entailed rehearsing two nights a week. City
Counoll favored 94 scale, and passed th* buck to the-Parks Board.
Del, Pettlplece proposed that
less concerts be hold in order to
pay men the seal*.
Unemployment
Del. McMillan brought up tbo
question of unemployment, and in
reply to Del. Pattipieoe, said that
he had every reason to expect th*
Burnaby acreage planning schema
would go through, and this would
provide an enormous amount of
work. Quite a lot of other road
work was now ln operation, and
other work was still being planned.
Union flirt for Princes*
The Vancouver Trades and Labor Council has nominated a candidate for "Princess Vancouver" ln
the Tyee Potlach. The candidate
is Miss Maisle Kltoher of the Garment Workers Union, and has held
a union card for Ave years. Sh*
Is employed by Jas. B. Thompson
*  Sons.
Miss Foxcroft, of the Tradea
Council offlce, was the flrst choice,
but declined the nomination.
One of the delegatea said that if
Miss Kltcher was good enough to
make overalls for workers, she
was good enough as "Labor's candidate" for Princess.
Twenty-five cent tickets are being sold, which entitles the purchaser to 25 votes, and a chance
in a drawing for an automobile.
Several hundred tickets have al*
ready been sold on behalf of Miss
Kltcher, and workors were urged to
purchase these tickets and vote for
No. 3, which is the number designated to Miss Maisle Kltcher.
HO INDUSTRY
IS
'Rsports (rasa auoh Important
manutaoturlBi cantrss m Birmlnj.
haa, Coventry ana Wo-earhamptoa
stata that unfljii.hsd work la trior
about ths shops ant la ardsr ta
maintain balanca la tha various
dopartmtnts workinc houn ha»s
had to bs rtducad. Boat* of tbo
faotorlss will undoubtedly hava to
clots down unless aa sarly stttls-
mant Is ssoursd. Work haa oan-
tiauad unlntarruptsdlr only la tho
non-fadtratsd concarns."
German-Russian Treaty
Hives Capitalists and
Labor Leaders a Shock
(Continued from pago 1)
_ LETTERS TOR
[Tha opinions and ideas expressed
t>T correspondents ara not necessarily endorsed by The Federationist, ahd no responsibility (or ths
views expressed is accepted by tha
management]
Cranbrook District
Bdltor B. C. Federationist: Ssv-
eral Inquiries have been mado lately concerning tho coal minera'
striko, and It thero ls any chance
of them winning out? Well, that
Is a question that la hard to answer, but ln my opinion, thoy
should, win according to tho taotlcs they are using, aad that Is,
thoy ara flocking Into tho lumber
camps and cutting down the wages
of tho workers that follow this Una
of work. In othsr words, thoy ara
scabbing on the lumber Jacks, for
they will not lino up with our organisation, and thoy ara working
from two to four hours longer
daya for loss wagea than thsy wero
getting In the mines, and ara satis-
fled to pack their owa blankets
and live under worso condltlona
than exist ln tha mining camps.
If that Is what thay call unity in
the U. M. W. ot A„ thon I don't
waat any of It In mine. I don't
oaa where thoy oaa expect, whst
tho mines do opaa up, anything
but aa unorganised Industry, and>
it la ap to tho membership of that
organisation, If they want ts win
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anything, ttat thoy try and cal, all
of thoir ssorabess out of tha lumber campa ta plaoa of sanding oat
appeals fat support, financially or
morally. It doos look bad for aa
organisation to call for aid whea
thay ara all out scabbing In ordor
to hold out far a six-hour day.
Thasa an lota of the minors that
ara now working 11 and ti houra
In tha woods, while wa lumber-
workers are trying against powerful odda to got tho eight-hour day
In tho woods. But as things look
at tha present time, It will bo ap
to tho lumber-Jacks la hla dlstriot
to go lato the mines whea thay
open up, and go to work aad
leave tho lumber Industry to tho
miners and sss what difference
that will make, for in my opinion,
it would lead up to better organisation ia tho two industries, for aa
long aa tho miners keep on flocking Into the woods for work, thsy
cannot blama other workera for
taking   thetr   Jobs   whon   peaoo
mow botwooa tho oporators aadl
tha slaves, aat I hope that tM
miners will soon too that thoir or»
gaattatioa oaa aot function It
thoy doa't olay with taotr strike.
I remain, yours for Industrial sol*
Idarity.
i. - nrrffiMON,
Card No. Kt.
Cranbrook. * C. Jassj 0. lltt.
Minneapolis—-Ubough thoy eotr.
od la tho nailed Kato* army as*
received honorable discharge, botwooa  1000  and  MM   Minnesota
state bonuses hr a decision of tho
supremo court/whtch has raM
that tho faot that thoy had at OM
claimed exemption on account of
alienage, ban thom from receiv*
Ing tho tii a moath paid voter.
ana /rom thlo state. Most of tht
men when denied exemption oat*,
ed throughout tha war. and war*
honorably discharged with full citizenship.
Britannia
Beer
geographical situation imperiously
demands thto necessary and inevitable co-operation between the
Oerman and the Russian proletariat The correctness of this conception becomes still more obvious
if we consider the faot that this
treaty was established not only
against the will of the German
bourgeois counter-revolution, but
also against the will of the follow-
ers of the latter, the pseudo-Socialists.
Lose Argument
.Moreover, the social patriots are
so furiously attacking the treaty
beoause they know instinctively
that they are now deprived of th*
most "effective" argument against
tbe Communists. The German
government has concluded a regular treaty with people whom the
organs of the parties uf the Second and the Two-and-a-Half Internationals every day called "murderers," scoundrels," etc.! The
German government has to a certain degree accepted the protection
of people who, according to reports of those "Socialist" papers
are oppressing 150 million people
by means of bloody violence, who
live on robbery and pillar, who
assassinate Innocent Social Revolutionaries, etc. No, these phrases
will no longer apply in the future.
It is oven to be feared that thn
German workers who hitherto
wero befooled by these fairy talcs
will now open their eyes. Moreover, not only the German, but also
other workers may draw the conclusion from the German-Russian
treaty that thero ls only one effective means against suppression and
exploitation by a stronger enemy
—tho alliance with Soviet Russia!
The lesson which the defeated
Germnn capitalists are therewith
(very much against their own will)
giving to their workers, lo indeed
very dangerous for those Socialists.
The displeasure which they feel
at this treaty is thus very comprehensible. This, however, cannot
deter the Communists from spreading this lesson eagerly amongst
the masses. The more "arguments" these gentlemen raise
against co-operation with Soviet
Russia, the more impressively must
it be pointed out to all workers, to
all the oppressed, that It was Soviet Russia—this "gang of murderers," as the Social Democratic presa
Is accustomed to express itself*
that was the first to loose the
strangling hand Of the Entente
pirates from the neok of the German proletariat And we do not
doubt that the hungry, suffering
proletarians will new quicker than
'before, enter Into the camp of the
Communists and turn their back
upon the base slanderers of Soviet
Russia.
Por Sale at
For that Uttle "stag" party at home la tha
eveninga, it's nice to he abla te aem
BRITANNIA BEEB.  Tou oaa hm it
Delivered to Your Home
ia from two to ton doien lot*. No chixga it
madt for delivery. Simply tarn yonr order it
the nearest Government liqaor Stor*. Bat —•
_kt on havint BBITANMU BEEB, tt yoa
want the tenia propertUa of para malt hopi
with all their appetizing flam.
tnd wo wlU plok at esepty bottlea.
BREAD and IRON
vs.
Blood and Iron
The dogged resistance of the Bussian
workers of factory and farm, togethor with
the, pressing need of the world for peace
and reconstruction, haa forced the diplomats and the powers they represent to
abandon their policy of "Blood and Iron"
toward Soviet Russia.
Further than that, some of the hostile governments have been shamed into appropriating funds for the relief of the many millions
of famine sufferers in Bussia. This change
toward benevolence, strongly tinged though
it be with tardiness and mistrust, is a welcome change; but after all their heart is not
in the work and thoy are anxioua to abandon it at the flrst pretext.
What elae could be the meaning of current reports that, "the back of the famine
having been brokon," it will not be necessary to expend all of the money appropriated for relief? A moment's consideration of actual conditions in the vaat famine
areas will reveal the cruelty of discontinuing relief efforts now.
Millions upon millions of Russia's peasant
people, though rescued from starvation by
a meagre daily dole, are still broken in
health by the long ordeal and sadly shaken
iit**|pirit. The fearfnl ravages of civil war
still mar great stretches of their lands and
the blockade has denied them farming implements, while the little they had has
largely turned to scrap iron.   In the rest
of the countiy the farmera are living fron
hand to month and the city population it mi
the verge of complete exhaustion, weakened
by the prolonged diet of inferior, blaek
bread and cabbage soup.
Who that haa vision and  heart   would ;
leave them now unaided in their misery to
faee auch a desperate sltnationt
What then shall bo done! Shall wt aon-
tinut to feed these millions indefinitely!
No, by no means! Bnt if wo are truly
humane, we will continue to assist them until they are strong enough to face the struggle of life with fair chance of victory. And
if we have vision, we will realize that they
cannot succeed without the modern farming implements that would enable them to
extract from the soil a thousand loaves
where they now get but one.
"Bread and Iron" is the policy that muat
replace "Blood and Iron." Bread wt must
continue to give until strength ia restored,
but wt must also give "Iron"—plows;
seeders, tractors, reapers, threshers—in
order that that strength may be productive
and the danger of a famine recurrence may
be banished. The policy of "Bread and
Iron" must be instituted immediately. Oovernment red tape cannot be expected to do
it and will not. The people muat act themselves.
Friend, wt call upon yon to do your
utmost.
Washington—The coal strike sav-
ed 92 lives In April, according to
tho bureau of mines. Last year In
April 64 men were killed by accidents ln th ecoal mines. This year
the April death list totale It, all
at non-union soft coal mines. Anthracite fatal accidents numbered
•S in April last year. This year
there were none for April, the
strike having shut hard coal mines
Sown tisht.
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CUT EVOKES .
LOUD PROTEST
Strike Ballots Being Is-
sued by Maintenance of
Employees' Union
Chicago — The cut tha |.ay ofe
400,000 maintenance of way employees decreed by the United'
States Hallway Labor Board, and
hailed as the harbinger of further
cuts for all classes of rail employees, has evoked many protests
from the workers and strike ballots are being issued by the United Brotherhood of Maintenance of
Way Employees according; to dispatches from brotherhood headquarters at Detroit.
B. M. Jewell, president,. Federated Shop Crafts, whose organiiation In convention here Jn mid-
April, instructed him to take a
strike ballot on the Issue of farming out repair work, since declared
illegal by the Labor Board, has
demanded a hearing before the
board, at whloh a formal requeit
for Immediate action on all charges of violation of the board's orders by railroads will be made.
Should the board refuse to grant
the shopmen's request, this Issue
will be included tn the strike ballot along wtth the abolition of
overtime for tha eighth and ninth
hours and the wage cut for shopmen which la considered a certainty.
The shopmen charge that 22 of
76 railroads have let out contracts
for Bhop work ln violation of the
Labor Board's decision, and that
50 roads hava Illegally reduced
wages.
A vote for a strike In tha event
the ballot goes out to the shopmen
Is regarded as a certainty. The
shopmen voted to strike laqt year,
but held btt at the request of the
Labor Board.
In Houston, Texas, at tha con*
ventlon of tha International'Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and
Enginemen, a motion was seconded to provide for an immediate
walkout of all railroad firemen if
the Labor Board hands down ade>
clsion reducing their wages. The
motion was referred to a special
committee.
Rumanian Workers
Aroused by Treatment
(Continued from paga 1)
tha trada union movement. The
government dubbed all of tha 800
prisoners Communists and after
10 minutes' deliberation refused
the request
Nor would tha government fur--
nish tha defense -with a copy of
tbe Indictment.
Confined In Dungeons
Tales of confinement In dungeons for weeks at a time, whippings, outrages on women prisoners, bayonetting, torturing with hot
irons, forcing the - prisoners to
walk on tacks and then plunging
their feet ln salt water, and other
peculiarly painful punishments are
aommon In the papers and there
•re supporting affidavits from university professors, members of parliament and others.
Women prisoners arc reported
feeaten in the court room in view
of the public. Since the beginning
of the trial at least one prisoner,
Flllpovlccl by name, was killed hy
his guard. "Attempting to escape" is the explanation offered by
the government (most radicals who
die In prison In Burope are declared to have "attempted to escape").
Liberal papers accuse the government of having given the order for
Filipovlcci'a murder.
J. Wagner, editor, Muncltorul,
organ of Rumanian workers ln thie
country, is personally acquainted
with many men on trial and asserts that tho great roaority are
ordinary, trades unionists, some of
them secretaries of loeal unions.
Few of the Socialists ara adherents of tho Third International,
i though they have expressed sympathy with the struggle of the Soviet government. The Intellectuals
are being tried for writing articles
which were passed by the official
censor before publication.*
On Feb. 14, a seven days' hunger strike was begun in an effort
tb halt the tortures Imposed during the "examination" of the prisoners. An investigation ordered
by higher officials in response to
public protest resulted in some
modification of the punishment.
The prisoners were carried to the
court room on stretchers during
the strike. Since April Ithe pro-
'•ee'Htifjj have been given over to
hearing of witnesses from all walks
of life. With the exception of the
police and secret servico agents,
most of the witnesses have given
testimony favorable to the prisoners, Wagner declares.
H. Walton
PIOITSIIONAI. KASSEUS
fceelellil la Ileetrlcel Tr.slm._t.,
Tlolst Re, etd High Frequency for
Kheaioetiim, Seiellet. ..urohsgo, Per-
aly.li, Heir ted Snip Treelmenli,
Chronic Aliment!.
iiosn cabteb-cotton bldo.
thea. Stjtuar sou
HI Hastings Street Wert
H. R. E. Elect Offlcen
The semi-annual election of the
Hotel and Restaurant Employees
Locat 28, was held on Wednesday.
Juns 7, and resulted as follows:
President. W. Colmar, acclamation; vice-president. Thomas Edward-, acclamation; inspector, W.
E. Woods; business agent, Andy
Graham; recording secretary, Geo.
Aubrey, acclamation; chaplain, H.
Gregory, acclamation; press agent,
A. Graham; executive board, Geo.
Pallas, Dan Cory, George Aubrey,
H. Gregory and Tom Parkinson;
delegates to Central Labor body:
A. Graham, W. McKenzle. Geo.
Aubrey, T. Parkinson, W. Colmar,
Oulette; delegates to local Joint
board, Phil Howard, Dan Cory and
Geo. Aubrey.
(b) The pressing of the demands
of the Manitoba Association of
Unemployed as drawn up ln their
charter dated April 22nd, 1922.
Peace an.d trading relations with
Soviet Russia backed by liberal
Government credits.
We suggest to you that the
above constitutes a minimum basis
upon which ths United Front of
the workers' organisations can be
achieved at the coming elections.
By tha withdrawal of some of the
candidates and a working agreement on the above basis, there
will be eliminated all possibility of
division In the labor forces.
It must be understood that the
above proposal does not mean that
the respective parties will' not
possess tbe right to fly their own
party colors and to criticise tho
other organizations. But it does
mean that the competition for
scats on the part of the workors
will be done away with.
There is an excellent opportunity
to make tho oomlng election a
straight class fight—working class
against capitalist class.
Hoping that you will favor us
with a reply at your earliest convenience.
Yours for the workers,
H. M. BARTHOLOMEW,
District Organizer.
In spite of the fact that the
Labor parties, in particular, have
decried the "splitting" of the
workers' votes in the past, no replies have as yet been received by
the Workers' party.
You may wltb to help The Fed-
eralloiitnt. Yon can do so by renewing yonr subscription promptly and
sending In the subscription of yonr
Mcml or neighbor.
Socialist Party of Canada
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Subject:  "Spiritualism"
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(Continued from page 1)
Russian Figures
Presented at Genoa
(Continued from page 1)
The transport system Is seriously
Interfered with by the fact that
3900 bridges were destroyed since
1913. Of these, only about 1090
have thus far been definitely and
permanently repaired, whito some
2000 are only provisionally put ln
partial commission, and the rest
lie unrepaired.
In 1918, 'Russia had 5000 steam
craft of all sorts plying her wat'
ers. Today, there are only 3000,
and most ot these are out of com-
mission.
Five-sixths of the income of the
state ls derived from taxation.'Su
gar, tobacco and petroleum are
heavily taxed and net considerable
revenue.
Under the head of expenditures,
the Russian memorandum shows
that 25 per cent, of tho State's
expenditure goes toward the main
t'enance of the Red army, 15 per
cent, toward the development of
the railway system, 10 per cent,
toward education, S per cent, toward tho maintenance of publlo
health, to which is now to be added substantial aid to the hungry.
The figures for loss of Ufa
through the war, revolution, epidemic and Invasion are appalling.
While the population of Russia
before tho war was 180,000,000, lt
is now only 139,000,000. Even
without taking Into account the
Iosb of population through the border states of which she was divested, In Russia proper alone the
Iosb amounts to 9,009,000 human
beings, of which 3,000,000 fell
upon the battlefields of Europe
and Asia.
Vrosliy, general secretary of the
Russian delegation, put the case In
these words:
Poverty and Misery Exist
With Pomp and
Riches       .
While preachers and capitalistic
apologists are stating that thore
are no class distinctions, the capitalistic press revsals the truth as
the two following press dispatches
will prove:
London, June 2.—Resolutions
have been adopted ln many mining
districts of Great Britain In favor
of militant action In consequence
of> a further reduction in wages.
Employers of LanCaslre and Cheshire, and North Staffordshire, have
notified the miners of a further
fall of ten points ln the wage soale,
bringing the rate to the lowest.possible under last year's agreement
Wages for a full week's work now
average ten psr oent. above the
pre-war level, compared with an
80 per cent, lnortass ln the cost
of living.
The miners' leaders state that
hewers are working on a diet of.
dry bread, but ln view af penury
conditions of tha unions and tha
disadvantage of striking when summer la approaching, the leaders
will try te Induce the government
to reduce the cost of living by sub-
sidles or otherwise. However,
there are signs of revolt before the
situation can be dlsoussed by the
miners' conference ln Blackpool.
It is understood that the miners
have hinted to tha Lancashire employers, there Is a possibility of
the men, many of whom are reported to be In a state ot semi-
starvation, getting out of hand.
London, June 2.—Princess Mary
and Viscount Lascelles entertained
the King and Queen aa honored
guests tonight at their Ilrst large
dinner party at Chesterfield House.
The .dinner was followed by a
dance, at which there was a brilliant company. Men ln silken knee
breeches, with coats bearing many
decorations, and women ln the
latest creations In evening gowns,
danced until a late" hour tn the ball
room.
Two More Jurors So Declare  in   Swortt
Statements
tBy Harvey O'Connor]
(Federated Press Staff Correspondent)
Seattle.—Two more Jurors have
declared ln affidavits that the I.
W. W. convicted of second degree
murder for their alleged part ln
the Centralla, Wash., Armistice
day shooting ln 1911 did not have
a fair trial. Five of the men who
helped send seven men to Walla
Walla pententiary for terms of
from 25 to 40 years now swear
that the prisoners are victims of a
miscarriage of justice.
The fourth and flfth jurors are
Carl O. Hulton, a farmer In the
Lake Qulnalt district near Grays
Harbor, and P. V. Johnson, Portland Ore. Earlier confessions
were sworn to by E. E. Terpen,
W. E. Inmon and E. E. Sweitser.
A statement Issued by the General
Defense committee ln Chicago erroneously announced that Martin
Kulien, who reversed himself in
favor of the Centralia victims, was
a member of the Jury. Kulien
had been active in campaigning
against the I. W. W. at the time
ot the shooting and trial, but was
not a member of the Jury.
Hulton, in an affidavit signed at
Aberdeen Friday, affirms his belief
that the men were not given a fair
and Impartial trial. Johnson, in
an affidavit signed Wednesday, said
'the Centralia boys ore Innocent
of any crime. They would have
been acquitted If they had had1 an
Impartial trial. I am making this
affidavit because I want to see Justice and1 justice is not obtained
through a lawless attack on peaceful citizens."
Johnson also states that If the
Jury had been allowed to consider
the facts of a conspiracy to raid
the I. W. W. hall the men never
would have been convicted, Tho
Jurors were intimidated, he says,
by soldiers and stories that thousands of armed I. W. W. were terrorizing the countryside.
IN R. R. WAGES
Wages of Railway Shop
Men to Be Reduced
Now
United Statea Hallway; Shop
mechanics' wages have again been
reduced. This new wagfe- cut
amounts to seven cents per hour,
and follows closely on a recent
cut A strike vote of approximately a million and a quarter men en-
gaged In the railroad industry will
bo taken by the Individual unions.
tl is expected that a similar cut
will be made in the wages of Canadian railroad workers. _.'
The cuts which have been made
recently are expected to cut the
costs of operation on railroads by
over $100,000,000 per year. The
cut fo rshop mechanics Is to be*
come operative on July 1, but the
officials of. the organizations have
announced that a strike vote will
be taken, which will bs returnable
on June 30.
the conference, and one group did
not understand the other. The
capitalist representatives could not
grasp what we are trying to do in
Russia, Their language was not
our language. Wero It not for the
Individual agreements entered into
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NATION WIDE
All Branches of Railroad
Warkers* Wages
Being Cut
(By  Carl Binder]
(Federated Press Staff Correspon
- dent)
' Chicago—A nation wide strike
of all group* of railroad workers
save the train' and engine service
brotherhoods becomes more likely
aa reports of fresh wage cuts at
the hands of the United States
railroad Labor Board for all classes
of railroad workers except the
Big Four brotherhoods, become
public.
It ls practically certain that no
group of rail employees will be
spared by the board in the decisions now being handed down, and
a united front in protest against
the cuts ls expected to be perfected at a conference of executives
of the 16 "standard" railway
unions called by E. H. Fitzgerald,
grand president of the Brotherhood of Bailway and Steamship
Clerks, to meet in Cincinnati Tuesday on the eve of the A. F. of L,
convention.
Should tho strike be called lt
will probably take place July 1,
when the pay cut becomes effective. In Labor circles a long flght
lasting perhaps until autumn, Is
anticipated. Increasing trafflc and
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ment during the slack period ore
relied upon to hasten a favorable
settlement.
NOTE TO CORRESPONDENTS
Several letters have been received this week for publication, but
their length prevents publishing
them. All correspondents are requested to make their letters stunt
nnd snappy—they will then be
published.
Now let's make The Federation*
Ist the biggest and best weekly
publication In the Dominion.
COEEEOT RESULTS OOUPOK. Ke. 4
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Ct.lH.IT Ytnwnnr	
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II
UST OF PRIZE WINNERS
Coupon 4
Games Played Saturday,  tem I
One came was postponed on ao
count of rain, and one mistake
was made ln another game, leaving twelve games to be oounted.
The flrst priie of 1600 was distributed between two competitors,
eaoh submitting twelve correct
forecast., and receiving $250 each,
They are: J. A. Moore, 3826 Napier; R. W. Hunter, 1189 Pacific.
The second prize of $260 wob
distributed among 21 competitors,
each submitting eleven correct
forecasts. Each receives 111.00.
They are! C. Anderson, 2040 Trinity St.; O. A. Cole, 4061 Welwyn;
P. J. Calvert, 1146—10th Ave. W.;
Mrs. L. T. Ore-gory, 261 Maple; S.
P. Ferris, 770—24th Ave. B.; T.
»■   Mr,T._„i,lo_    J0S7  Union:  BJ.
B, C FEDERATIONIST
Baseball Competition
$1400 IN PRIZES
First Prize $850   :   2nd $350   :  3rd $200
Games Played Saturday, June 17th
COUPON No. 6    X       Competition Rules
tatt OOUPOll MUST BE OUT—BOT IOBB
FREE EXTRA COUPON WITH
EVERY DOLLAR SUB.
_____ i. Mn
Bo yoa rutin Uu paptr uch wttk?
Htm. Turn
Aw»y Turn              Hun. Away
ST. LOUIS AMER.
WASHINGTON
,
CHICAGO AMER.
PHILADELPHIA
DETROIT AMER.
NEW YORK
NEW YORK NATL.
PITTSBURG
PHILADELPHIA Nad
. CINCINNATI
BROOKLYN NATL.
ST. LOUIS
LOUISVILLE
MILWAUKEE
INDIANAPOLIS
KANSAS CITY
TOLEDO
MINNEAPOLIS
NEWARK
TORONTO
JERSEY CITY
BUFFALO
READING
ROCHESTER
LOS ANGELES
SEATTLE
SAN FRANCISCO
PORTLAND
EDMONTON
OALGARY
TACOMA
VANCOUVER
Tb. following mln shell 8«T.r_ th. MrapstiUon:
I. All fonessts nut he nud. on coupons provided by
tke B. O. FodorsUonlst
0.   Aay coupon wblch ku bttn tittrtd or mutilated win
0. In th. mat ef a Ut, or uu, th. print will be diridel
welly kttwua thue Using, bat should th. ntcuilty uiu,
Ih. B. O. Poduatlonlst muni tht right to rsftrrsngs ti. prlu
auaay u that th. Snt prUt wlnnsrs will lectin mot. than.
the twond, aad tkt ucond prls. winner, win moro than tb.
third.
4. Latest dite ftr receiving capon, for tblt comptUUtn
will bt Ssturdsy at 10 e.m. on tht day tbt matches are
sekedaled ftr. Thlt applies te coupons ruelvtd by mall as'
W.U H doposlttd la boats. .
0. Katchu on conponi drawn, abandoned or not played,
will be ttrack eg coupons. Tbt first of two gsmts played
by the uu. turns on tb. mom dsy will bt taken fu.
checking ftrtoutt.
s. Th. muftftmsnt nsems th. rljht to disqualify say,
unpen for what In his .pinion Is a food aad sufdeient ruua,
aad it la a distinct ctndiUon of entry thst the m-nsftr'tl
dtdtlon aball be .cupttd u laal and lttally binding la all']
msttsrs unurning this compttltltn. No correspondence shall']
be tntutd late u lattrvliws granted. . I
7. IB surkiag conpont pise, cross In column prtrlltt,!
denoting whether yon think nst turn will win or Ion. ■
8. ComptUttrs must tnolost 360 wltb uch coupon, wblch I
Will untitle tbam te four wuks' subscrlptlm te tk. B. O.f
rtdt-fttlonitt.
0. He tw. cspltsl prim will bo psld ont in any ue I
wuk te any sn. sabsulbtr. ;
10. BmpltyMs .1 the B. 0. redtrtttontst csnnot eew-l
teat. f
II. H. responsibility will kt aceipttd by tht B. O. IM-J.
•rsUuiet fu th. lus w non-delivery of .ny coupon. Pruf I
at polling will not bs aoupttd >s proof of delivery or reoelpt.1
18. Frlsss sr. ftw.rd.d «n ths results snuounced by As-l
uciaUd Frets sad n_moo of prise-winners will be pubUshuw
la the fallowing Isra. of th. B. O. r.d.r.Uenist. As sun aal
fustUs IhuuRu cheiuu will te Issued to th. prise-]
wtaa.se.
IS. CtntptUtnrt wishing for a re-check mast tncloul
wpy ef the unpen prttteted. ttitthtr witk ont Dolk
uch coupon mimed, ln an savsupe marksd "protest." Ill
tht protut It nstalat* tk. fu trill M ntanud and prlaef
14. Capons nutted without aun. anl address Willi
be dl-jusU_e_. "
Bame in fall	
Address  „.          ,_
De yea rutin the paper oath wuk?
Bum Team
Awsy Team               Homo Away
ST. LOUIS AMUR.
WASHINGTON
CHICAGO AMER.
PHILADELPHIA
DETROIT AMER
NEW YORK
NEW YORK NATL.
PITTSBURG
PHILADELPHIA Nnil
CINCINNATI
BROOKLYN NATL.
ST. LOUIS
LOUISVILLE
MILWAUKEE
INDIANAPOLIS
KANSAS CITY
TOI.KDO
MINNEAPOLIS
NEWARK
TORONTO
JERSEY OITY
BUFFALO
READING
ROCHESTER
LOS ANGELES
SEATTLE
SAN FRANCISCO
PORTLAND
EDMONTON
OALGARY
TACOMA
VANCOUVER
N«m In full.
Do yen mciIm th* p»ptr -neb imkf
Home Teem
Away Turn               HssuAwsy
ST. LOUIS AMER.
WASHINGTON
CHICAGO AMER.
PHILADELPHIA
DETROIT AMER
NEW YORK
NEW YORK NATL.
PITTSBURG
PHILADELPHIA Natl
CINCINNATI
BROOKLYN NATL.
ST. LOUIS
LOUISVILLE
MILWAUKEE
INDIANAPOLIS
KANSAS CITY
TOLEDO
MINNEAPOLIS
NEWARK
TORONTO
JERSEY CITY
BUFFALO
READING
ROCHESTER
LOS ANGELES
SEATTLE
SAN FRANCISCO
PORTLAND
EDMONTON
OALGARY
TACOMA
VANOOUVER
COUPON No. 6
THIS COUPON MUST BE OUI—NOT TOMS
I aneltst hutwlth 26 centi ftr foar wuks' subtcrlpUta
to tbo B. O. roduaUoaUt, togstbsr with my foroesst of Vu,-
ball rtiults. I sin. to skids by th. rulu of tht ciattst aad
will acupt th. d.cislon of the Judges u binding in .nry-
tklng ptrttlning W th. competition.
COUPON No. 6
THIS COUPON MUST BE OUT—NOT TOBH
I wclos. herewith 00 centi fcr fonr weeks' subscription!
tt tk. B. O. radanUonlst, together wtth my foment of hsu-l
ball rstelts. I unt tt abide by tht taltt of tko contort aalf
will acupt the decision of tho Judges as binding in tvtry]
thing puUlnlng te th. compeUHoa. ' 1
Address.
Be yon nuiv. the papsr wok week7
Homo Turn
Away Turn               Horn. Awe*
ST. LOUIS AMER.
WASHINGTON
CHICAGO AMER.
PHILADELPHIA
DETROIT AMER.
NEW-YORK
NEW YORK NATL.
PITTSBURG
PHILADELPHIA Natl
CINCINNATI
BROOKLYN NATL.
ST. LOUIS
LOUISVILLE
MILWAUKEE
INDIANAPOLIS
KANSAS CITY
TOLEDO
MINNEAPOLIS
NEWARK
TORONTO
JERSEY CITY
BUFFALO
READING
BOCHESTER
LOS ANGELAS
SEATTLE
SAN FRANCISCO
PORTLAND
EDMONTON
OALGARY
,
VANCOUVEIt
COUPON No. 6
THIS COUPON MUST BB OUT—NOT TOBN
1 encloss herewith 86- unts for four weeks' subscription
to tko B. C. rsduatlonlst. togsther with my {oncost of bsu-
ball mulls. I agree to ibid, by tho riles of th. contest aal
will acupt th. decision of th. Judges u binding in everything p.rttlalng te th. competition.
COUPON No. 6
THIS COUPON MUST BB OUT-JIOT TOBN
toncloss herewith 86 unts for four wtskt' subscripts 1
to th. B. O. Foderationist. together with my foroesst of haul
ball results.   I stree to abide by the rules of tho coutott SM
will acupt th. dul-lon of'the Judges fts binding in snn
thing psrulnlng to tho competition.
.__    Nam. in fall.
Bo yon rutin tht paptr uch wuk?
~~ Homt Turn
Awsy Toim               Borne Awsy*]
ST. LOUIS AMER.
WASHINGTON
CHICAGO AMER.
PHILADELPHIA
DETROIT AMER.
NEW YORK
NEW YORK NATL.
PITTSBURG
PHILADELPHIA Natl
. CINCINNATI
BROOKLYN NATL.
ST. LOUIS
LOUISVILLE
MILWAUKEE
-
INDIANAPOLIS
KANSAS CITY
TOLEDO
MINNEAPOLIS
NEWARK
TORONTO
JERSEY CITY
BUFFALO
READING
ROCHESTER
'j
LOS ANGELES
SEATTLE
SAN FRANCISCO
PORTLAND
EDMONTOy
OALGARY
TACOMA
VANCOUVER
PLEASE ANSWER QUESTION ON COUPON
R. Uttle, 121 Renfrew; Mrs. -
Keswick, 1646 Prince Edward; S.
Jackson, 418 Granville St.: O, M.
Reld, 1164 Triumph; Miss L. Proctor, 682 Bute; M. Neal, 1176—8th
Ave. E.; C. L. Archer, 2681 Pandora; T. Corbln, 2022 Vine; Mrs,
C. Blyth, 8240 Woodland; B.
Klegg, 1826—llth Ave. E.; G. H.
O'Nell, 1948 Charles St.; W. T.
Mallory, 1846 Pender St. W.; M.
L. Tuft, 2116 Cypress; Miss D.
Slfton, 26(8 Scott; T. S. Summers,
624—16th St., North Vancouver.
The third prize of 1160 was dls-
(rihnind   amon_   82   comoeti-nrs.
eaoh submitting ten correct forecasts. Each receives 14.68. They
are: Nellie McNutt, 1836—28rd
Ave, E.; S. A. Miller, 1086 Salisbury Dr.; H. A. Campbell, Gen.
Del,; David Falconer, 170—38th
Ave. W.; W. Rennie (2), 1620
Lakewood _)r.; F. Alexson, 6788
Lanark; Mrs. C. Page, 1684—2nd
St. E.; T. L. Ormond, 6047 Nanalmo; C. Farmer, 2734—6th Ave.
W.; Mies C. Miller, 4847 Sophia;
R. Nairn, 4817 Trafalgar; Grace
Plckard, 820 Bldweli; C. W. Store,
2218 Napier; T. lloland, 1464—
29th Ave. E.; W. It. Walker. 1180
Cordova St. E.; C. B. Atkins, 294| j
—6th Ave W.; J. Evant, 2460 Ox-
tori; Mrs. C. Purcoll, 1181 Gran-J
ville; H. W. West, 2887 Spruce; T, 1
Keller, 2427 Cornwall; Miss C. I
Webster, 2466 Hastings St. B.; —t
Thompson, 1717 Graveley; T. S, 1
Itushwell, 2184—4th Ave, E.; M, I
C. Gee, 246 Keefer; H. Porter, 1
1042 Beach; A. Townley, 3S__ I
Burns; N. T. Leger, 2248—7th 1
Ave. E.; F. T. Jeffries, 2038 Grant J
St.; W. Harris, 1973—37th Ave.'!
W.; C. Garnett, 287—24^h E.; t, |
L. Murphy, 616 Courtenay Sts
Victoria.
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