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The Federationist and Editor to Be Sent for Trial
U. S. Investigator Uncovers Big Corporation's Activities
Anti-Socialist Shows How
Industry Is Controlled
(By Laurence Todd)
(federated Press Staff Correspondent)
Washington—Samuel Untsrmey-
•r, cleverest of American Investigators of tb* crimes of organized
wealth, and himself one of its _ ene-
fteiarles, gave to the Senate committee investigating the West Virginia mine war the best reaaon why
the Senate committee will not
bring that war to a close,
"This is a mere manifestation ot
Ihe general attitude ot the United
States Steel corporation to the Lator situation," he said of tho attempt of the coal operators' associations to exterminate unionism
Sn Mingo, McDowell, Logan, Mercer and Kanawha counties. "I regard the Steel Corporation as the
greatest enemy to Industrial peace
In this country."
And a few minutes later he remarked: "The Steel Corporation
bas grown to so monstrous a size
tbat lt Is stronger and bigger than
Ibe law."
Untermeyer alluded to the ruthless anti-union policy enforced by
tbe Steel Corporation ln the building Industry, as revealed by his Investigations in New Tork for the
Lockwood committee—how even
the most powerful firms of builders
Were compelled to sublet their
•teel construction to firms that Imported non-union men, since the
Structural steel labor ln New Tork
was organised. The corporation
forced the public to pay an extra
profit to the sub-contractor for inferior work, in order that the war
erf the corporation against all organized labor might be carried out.
He testified that the Steel Corporation has enormous holdings In
tbe Pochontas ooal field, ln McDowell county especially, and that
Indirectly but most effectively lt
controls the policies ln labor mat
ten ot the Norfolk & Western Roll'
way, the Pocahontas Coal & Coke
Oompany, and other companies ac
live in various parts of the disturbed area. It docs not need to own
•ny large part of the stock of a
oompany ln order to dictate Its in-
etastrlal policy; J. P. Morgan, the
older, testified that he named all
•f the directors of the corporation,
•nd yet ho held only about 1000
•bares of Its stock at his death,
while all of the directors of the
corpo.ation together hold only 1 or
t per cent, of the stock. They control through their Interlocking connections with many corporations,
and because of their control of the
Heel Corporation they dictate the
(Continued on Page I)
Workers  Choose  Cranbrook Man as Their
Labor representatives from
Cranbrook, Michel, Coal Creek and
Penile, gathered at the latter city
hurt Sunday, for the purpose of
nominating a working class repre
aentatlve to contest the East Kootenay riding ln the coming Federal
Two names, H. Board, Michel,
Ud W. Scott McDonald, Cranbrook,
wero placed before the convention,
McDonald being the choice.
Arrangements for the campaign
Were also made, and tho delegates
Announced that a vigorous effort
would be made to secure the election of the candidate.
The action of the workers in
Bast Kootenay has put the last
touch to the lying circular which
wu referred to in the last issuo of
The Federatlonist, and a suitable
retort to such tactics would be
Ibe election of the choice of the
■sue e iieienineieneniieiie ne ineneie en
IS Magistrate Shaw Grants Adjournment to .Allow
For Arrangements to Be Made for Bail. Formal
Committal Will Be Made on Saturday Morning
Murder of Hatfield and
Chambers Charged to
Steel Trust
Frank P. Walsh Says That
General Conspiracy
(By Laurence Todd )
(Federated Presa Staff Correspondent)
Washington—Responsibility for
the murder of Sid Hatfield and Ed.
Chambers by C. E. Lively, Baldwin-Felts spy and gunman, was
laid directly at the door of Judge
Gary and the United States Steel
Corporation by Frank P. Walsh in
his opening statement to the Senate investigating committee on the
Mingo mine war here on behalf of
District 17 of the United Mine
Workers of America.
- Dressed In deep mourning, the
widows of the two murdered men
sat facing the members of the committee waiting to testify to the
events of that day at Welch county
seat of McDowell county, when
each with her husband on her arm
walked up the steps of the court
house, only to see the man at her
side fall dead—shot through the
heart by the ambushed gunman.
"We expect to prove," said
Walsh, "that what ls going on ln
West Virgalnla Is part of a general
conspiracy directed by Judge Garj
and the United States Steel Corporation to destroy the powerful
Labor organizations of this country
which had begun to cut deeply into
their profits. We shall show that
the man Lively, now under indictment for murder, was ready to be-
(Contlnued on page t)
Krassin Says France May
Aid to Save
(By the Federated Press)
New York—France may be the
flrst nation to offer a loan to the
Russian ogvernment, according to
Leonid Krassin, who explains, in an
article ln the November Issue of
Soviet Rusaia, the reasons on which
this surprising possibility is based.
Krassin calls attention to the
well-known fact that the Interests
of capitalist Europe and America
Imperatively demand that a loan be
made to'Russia, In order that she
may become the purchaser of the
great surplus of materials which
cannot flnd buyers elsewhere. England and Germany and the Scandinavian countries, he points out, already have secured advantages in
the Russian market by concluding
trade agreements with the Soviet
government, and he draws the conclusion that the only way France
can hope to gain entrance into this
profitable field is by offering a loan
to Russia.
"Let me say that this question
will become acute flrst of all in
France," the article continues, "the
same France which has tried, as no
other country has, to boycott Soviet
Russia in tho most stubbborn manner, which has been the initiator
of all the harm of every kind to
Russia, of interventions, uprisings,
eto. It will be France ln the flrst
place, I think, that must give us
"France must give us money for
the reason that, owing to the stupid
policy which she has boen following thus far, and whloh has
brought her to the point of complete Isolation, the only way by
whloh she can save herself even a
part of her claims on Russia will
be by granting a new loan. Only
on these conditions will France be
able to obtuin a recognition on our
part of any of the debts of the former governments (of Russia) and
the main demand of France on us
has been precisely for the payment
of this Indebtedness,"
One dollar and fifty cents ls the
cost for a six months subscription
to the Federatlonist.
A Mass Meeting
Sunday, November 6th, at 3 p.m.
Under tbe Auspices of the Oonneil of Workers
Collection for Fedendonlst Di'taise
i|m» I .  I  I  I  1 * * '  1   I   T  T   I   I   I   T   I  ' T T T *
'I'US charge of publishing literature prohibited under
* the law enaoted by the Parliament of Canada in July!
of 1919, ae an amendment to the existing criminal code,
laid against the B. 0. Federationist and its editor, under J
instructions from Ottawa to institute suoh prosecution,
was resumed before Magistrate Shaw on Monday morning1,
when his worship intimated that he had decided to commit the case to the higher court.
His Worship enquired whether the evidence already
given in the charge against the Federationist, was tt
apply also to the charge against A. S. Wells; and after
counsel on both sides had both intimated that such wai
the understanding, the magistrate said he would deal with i
both cues upon the same footing.
As Mr. Rubinowitz, counsel for the accusod, had risen
to continue his argument, Magistrate Shaw intimated at
once that he intended to commit for trial.
"I've gone very carefully through the pamphlet," he
said, "and I've oome to the conclusion that there's some-'
thing to be tried here,"
Mr, Rubinowitz agreed that, in such event, it would be
useless for him to say anything with a view to changing
his worship's mind; but, if the magistrate had not yet
definitely decided to commit, he was prepared to present
his argument to the effect that the prosecution had not
established a case strong enough to warrant a committal.
The magistrate remarked that there was the evidence'
of the pamphlet in question; to which counsel replied that
the essence of the offence was whether the pamphlet
actually advocated the use of force or violence for the
purpose of procuring a governmental ohange. This, he
said, was. the gist of the whole offence.
His worship said that, having read the pamphlet, he
felt that he should commit for trial. He was strictly noncommittal, however, as to the merits of the case.
"I don't think I should make any comments," he said.
"I'd rather leave it without any remarks one way or the
His worship enquired of counsel for the defense if he
was ready for committal that morning; counsel replied in
the negative, stating that arrangements for bail had not
yet been made.
After the prosecution had demurred to a longer postponement, it was agreed that formal commitment should
be postponed till Saturday morning, Mr. McKay intimating that Saturday was the latest date that the authorities would agree to.
A numerous gathering of local comrades was again in
attendance at the court, leaving as soon as the brief proceedings were over.
Amongst the general audience was also one of the heads
of the secret service branch of the Royal Canadian
Mounted Police,
On Tuesday Mr. Rubinowitz appeared before Mr.
Justice Murphy and made application for bail, the amount
being $1000, and two sureties of $500 each. Mr. H. S.
Wood on behalf of the Crowo, agreeing to the application, the request was granted.
French and German Capitalists Have New
(By The Federated Press)
Paris.—The beginning o_ a significant i rapprochement between
French and German capitalists is
definitely sealed by the Wiesbaden
agreement, providing for the delivery to France of raw and manufactured material to the value of
seven milliard gold marks between
now and May 1, 1926.
The material is to be used ln the
reconstruction of the devastated
regions in France, and while the
flrst proposal to use German.labor
directly in the work of reconstruction ls thus abandoned, many of
the houses and factories to be erected will bc constructed wholly or
partly ln Germany.
English and American contractors will thus experience the chagrin of being left out of this colossal
The entire Berlin press- agrees
that the Wiesbaden agreement
marks the beginning ot a new
phase in the relations between
France and Germany.
"It ls a product of the Versailles
Treaty, without Its spirit," says
Vorwaerts. The agreement ls the
crowning work of two men representing big business in France and
Germany—Loucheur and Roth-
enau. The agreement will not
awaken much enthusiasm In the
minds of the German workers who,
as always, remain the skeleton of
the feast. Loucheur may get th.
devastated regions built by cheap
German labor and Stlnnes may
make his pile out ot th. transaction.
If you want some sample copies
of this paper for your neighbors,
call around to th. office and get
Challapln and Isadora Duncan Par
Tributes to Efforts Being
Mado for Art
Lon.don.—"The Soviet Government has done everything to promote art, and the artist Is given
better conditions than In other
countries," said M. Challapln ln an
Interview, Tho great Russian
singer haa come to England to sing
in aid of the Russian famine funds.
He says that the Soviet Government
has fostered art, knowing its value
to the community.
On another occasion he said: "I
am an artist and a Russian. If it ls
decided that my earnings must be
shared by all Russians, all right!
I will divide it with thom. I am
proud to be a friend of the people."
Isadora Duncan, the dancer who
has just gone to Russia to teach
dancing to the children there, sends
a message from Moscow to the
"Dally Herald" ln which she soys:
"Here one feels that perhaps for
the second time In the world's history a great force has arisen to give
capitalism, which stands for monstrous greed and villlany, one great
blow. , . . The future love will be,
not 'my family," but 'all humanity';
not 'my children,' but 'all children';
not 'my country,' but 'all peoples."
I salute the birth of the future
community of International love."
Labor Member.Gives Resume of Work at .
With Tom Richardson, Federated Labor candidate for Vancouver
South as chairman, a fairly good
attendance was present to hear the
Russian comrade lecture on the
Russian situation. He drew a vivid
picture of conditions ln Russia,in
pre-war days, and emphasized the
class character of the revolution of
November, 1917.
Comrade R. H. Neelands was
present at the meeting, and gave a
resume of the work of the Labor
representatives at Victoria, and
urged all workers, whether ln
agreement with legislative action
or not, that they should unii ■ ■. their
forces, and get rid of the Liberal
bag of tricks over at Victoria. There
was no doubt in his mind as to the
use made of the legislative machinery of the province by the capitalists, and it had been very effective
in their interests. He had opposed
the Introduction of the one-man
cars at this time, and so far as he
was concerned, he had no apologies
to offer.
Meetings will be held in support
of the candidature of Tom Richardson in Vancouver South, Nov. 4.
Queen Mory school, Sasamat car,
and at McKenzle school, Nov. 9,
Forty-sixth and Fraser, both at 8
AU the invitations have been sent
out tor the railly which will be held
at headquarters, Monday, Nov. 7,
Thanksgiving Day, Rally will open
at 8 p.m.
Comrade T. A. Barnard will be
the sueaker at the Dreamland theatre meeting on Sunday evening
next, T. A. has been located in
Nanaimo for several months now.
and will have something to say
about the Labor movement on the
Island. At the last provincial eloction, Comrado Barnard contested
against the minister of mines, and
only failed to secure election by
176 votes.
The Forum committee reported
progress, and said that they expected to make a Btart this flrst
Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m. at
headquarters, 148 Cordova street
west. The social committee intimated that an early start would be
made on the Saturday evening
Hand your neighbor this copy of
The Federatlonist, and then call
around next day for a subscription.
Workers of Paris Elect
Communist—Reactionaries Are Peeved
(By Ida Qlatt)
(For the Federated Press)
Paris—Andre Marty, now serving a 15-year term ln the Clair-
vaux prison, has been elected by
tho 20th district of Paris, Cha-
ronne, as councillor for Charonne.
The election is a gesture tor amnesty for political prisoners.
The day after the election, the
conservative paper Le Matin stated
that the workers of Charonne had
chosen to eloct a man serving a
term for treason, court martialled
for refusfng to flght against the
Bolsheviks, and for surrendering to
the Bolsheviks a French warship
ln the Black Sea. The workers of
Parit call Murty the "hero of the
Black Sea."
Andre Marty refused to fight
against Soviet Russia on thc ground
that It was Illegal to do so, France
having omitted the little formality
of declaring war against Russia.
He therefore persuaded as many
marines on his ship as he could to
mutiny with. him. These marines
are now all serving prison terms in
Clairvaux prison.
The night of the election, the
Federated Press correspondent
went down to the 20th district. At
the Place de Gambetta, a huge
square in the workers' district, an
immense throng of workers surged
around the municipal headquarters
waiting in vain for the government
to flash tbe returns as it usually
does In election contests. Tho pain
of recording votes cast in favor of
Marty was apparently too much
for the officials. A procession
formed at tho head of which was
the red flag.
The police were well represented
In the crowd but did not Interfere
with the procession.
The parade and cheering for
Marty, Communism and Moscow
continued until far Into tbe night,
when it waB learned that their cun-j,
didate had won 4000 to 1000.
The next day the conservative
papers sourly admitted Marty's
election, but hastened to poinf out
thnt It would be immediately declared illegal by the prefecture of
police or somebody else.
Local Committee Is Arranging for Meetings
on Sunday, Nov. 13
The local Russian famine relief
committee reports that most of the
collectors have turned in their
books and moneys received, and
that the Street and Electric Railway employees have collected the
sum of $154.19. This organization
appointed the following as a committee to collect funds for the famine sufferers: H. J. Paper, J. Cor-
tie, E. G. Kermode and C. M.
The sum of $1100 has been forwarded to . the central committee
at Winnipeg ,and the balance will
be forwarded as soon as tho bal
ance of tho books and monies col
lected are turned ln, ijnd the books
audited. To'dato tho amount collected has reached the sum of
$1180.98. Expenses incurred
amounted to ?22.83, leaving a bal
ance in the hnnds of the commit
tee of $68.15.
T,ho committee, In addition to
arranging for meetings in Vancou
ver on Sunday, Nov. 13, Ib arranging meetings for Nanaimo, New
Westminster and Victoria.
Two meetings will be held in
Vancouver, Sunday, Nov. 13, one ln
the afternoon at tho Royal theatre,
and tho other at the Colonial
in the evening. ,1. Knight will
speak at both of these meetings.
At the conclusion of the campaign, and after tho books are audited, full financial statements will
appear In Tho Federationist, and a
copy will be sent to all organizations contributing.
Cheque Walts Larson
A compensation cheque ls waiting Gustaf Barnard Larson, wbo
was injured near Fernio about
Oct., mo, at the Gladstone Miners
Union, Fernio, B. C.
Try your neighbor for a subscription.
Patronize Fed Advertisers.
Meetings in O.B.U. Hall
For the Coming Week
SUNDAY—Irish Self-Detenuinntion League.
MONDAY—Pile Drivers.
TUESDAY—Workers' Council and Irish S.-D. League.
"WEDNESDAY—General Workors.
FRIDAY—Women's Auxiliary.
SATURDAY—Dance, 9 to 12.
Refuse to Levy General Tales Imposed by Uie London
County Council
London. — .Stepney Borough
Council has decided by a resolution
to follow tho example of Poplar
(whose councillors huvo been imprisoned for taking similar action)
and to refuse to levy the general
taxes imposed b.v tho London County Council, the Metropolitan Police
an,d tho Metropolitan Asylums
Board, only levying a tax sufficient
to meet calls of tho Poor Law
authorities und their own local
Bethnal Green hns already taken
a smiilurdeclslon, tho object In all
threo enses being to securo the
equalization of London taxes and
also to force tbo Government to
treat unemployment na a national
question and not one to bo shifted
onto the shoulders of tho local
districts affected by unemployment.
Dance Saturday
Don't forget the dance on Saturday night In the Pender Hall,
corner of Pender nnd Howe street.".
Good muBic, a tine floor and every
accommodation. Admission, gents
60c, ladles 25c.
Freedom of Press Will Be
Topic at Pender
Council of Workers Hears
Unemployed Situation
Getting Worse
At a meeting of the Council of
Workers, held on Tuesday night, it
was announced that the unemployed situation was getting worse in
South Vancouver, more men being
unemployed and less getting relief.
A delegato from the Canadian
Union of ex-Service. Men, reported
that a committee had been appointed by that, organization to interview the candidates for the Dominion parliament, with a view of
finding out their views on the pro
vldlng of employment for the unemployed. The only candidate that
had been interviewed to date was
the Hon. H. H. Stevens, who stated
that he would give the committee
a written reply.
One delegato who saw the minister of trade and commerce at
later date, was Informed that the
government would give forty cents
on tho dollar up to a million and a
quarter to the Provincial government, and pay half the added cost
of work done in the winter, which
Is usually done In the summer
Thc committee appointed to de*
vlBe ways and means of organizing
the unemployed recommended that
the following letter be sent to all
Labor organizations ln the city:
The Workers' Council desires to
bring to your  attention  the  fact
that the workers of Greater Van
(Continued on page ft)
Patronize Fed. advertisers.
Wants to Know If Attorney-General Is Behind
Fed. Prosecution
On Wodnesday, Sam Guthrie, M,
L. A., gavo notice in the Provincial
house that on Friday he would ask
the attorney general the following
1. Was a criminal prosecution
commenced ngainst Mr. A. S. WellB,
editor of the B. C. Federatlonist at
Vancouver, in the month of September. 1921, upon the charge of
publishing a pamphlet entitled
"Left Wing Communism, an Infan>
tile Disorder?"
2. Was tho said pamphlet namely, "Left Wing Communism an In
fantile Disorder," prior to publiea*
Hon in Vancouver, published in the
United Kingdom with the full
knowledge of the Tiitish government, and without the authorities
in Great Britain taking exception
to sucb publication?
3. Was the said pamphlet, prior
to publcatinn in Vancouver, published ln other countries and In the
United Slates, with the full-know^
ledge of tho governments of said
countries and without the authorities ln such countries taking ex
ceptfnn to such publication?
4. For a considerable time prior
to tho present prosecution, did said
pamphlet have government mailing
facilities In Canada and thc Unitod
6. Has there been any other,
and If so, wbat Instance of criminal prosecutions Instituted in British Columbia for entertaining or
publishing politicnl opinions?
6. Is the minister awaro that
Mr. A. S. Wells, the defendant in
tho above mentioned proceedings,
Is an active leader of Sooialist
thought Jn British Columbia?
7. Is there nny connection between tho politicnl beliefs of Mr,
Wells and the present prosecution?
8. Is it tho Intention to institute
other criminal prosecutions ngainst
thoso who may entertain Socialist
views or wbo prominently engage
In Socialistic activities?
fl, Does the attorney general believo that prosecutions of this character are conducive lo national
Devoted Russian Workert
Attempt to Bring
About Order
First Effort Is to Givd
People Necessities
of Life
(Editor's Note.—Some weeks ago
the Federated press sent Helen
Augur, staff correspondent, into
Russia to get, flrst hand, facts regarding conditions there. The Federated Press haa Just.finished a remarkable series of articles on
Russia, by another staff correspon-1
dent, William Z. Foster, who wroto
quite sympathetically from a trado
union viewpoint Herewith ls tlio
first of a series of ten articles by
Miss Augur. She has written of
conditions also from tho worker'!
angle. But Bhe does no agree at all
points with Mr. Foster, "I do
want you to know," she writes tn a
letter accompanying her articles,
"that it is impossible for an Inquiring mind to see Heaven or Hell in
this situation." The second artielo '
will appear next week.)
By Helen Augur
(Federated   Press   Correspondent)'
Moscow, Sept. SO (By Mail)—•
History has produced no more profound and heroic spectacle than
the struggle of Russia today to create a government. Compared to
this task the revolution itself was
simple. The revolution made a
little group of devoted idealists the
receivers of a bankrupt feudal
state. Now under the inconceivable burdens of seven years of war,
blockade and famine, these men aro
striving to preserve the life of the
nation, and at the same time build
up a state industrially and ethically more highly developed than any
in the world.
In the face of a thousand defeats, Russia's bravery has been
unwavering. Her faith challenges
tho understanding of ' every
thoughtful citlsen of the world, and
yet a steady understanding of
Russia la extremely difficult. Thla
is a country of paradoxes. The
revolution was to abolish the wago
syatem, but wages and four classes
of bonuses are being paid locomotive workers ln the Nlshnl-Novgo-
radno plant—and on a piece work
basis. Thc revolution was to abolish the capitalists, big and little—
now It Is calling In big foreign
capitalists to develop the country's
resources, and actually creating a
new class of small capitalists by
the free-trade policy. Honest Communists admit the theoretical possibility of the workers' government
sending the world's flrst proletarian
army against strikers In concession
Added to dally paradoxes of this
kind are violently conflicting statistics nnd opinions, rumors Innum-
(Contlnued on page 3)
Many Meetings Are Arranged for Week
There is no let up In the Socialist
campaign In the Nanalmo riding,
and while the territory to be covered is extensive, the committees
are working hard to see that no
dlstriot Is left without some effort
being made to acquaint the electors
wit lithe real Issues of tho election.
On Sunday laBt, J. D. Harrington, candidate for tho Uurrard division, wus the speaker at Victoria,
while T, O'Connor Bpoke at Ladysmith. On Saturday, Nov. 5 next,
A. S. Wells will Bpeak at Ladysmith, and thc snmo spenker will
be on hand on Sunday at Chase
River, Extension, and finish up in
tho evening nt Nanaimo.
Speaking at Victoria, last Sunday, j. D. Harrington outlined the
position of the Socialist Party of
Canada, and tbe real Issues of thd
eleetion. He traced the growth of
(Continued on page 4)
Hear the Truth About Russia
who has just returned from tlmt country, will speak
On Sunday, Nov. 13th
Collections will bc taken for the Famine Sufferers.
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-November i, iota
Put-lifted erery Ttlity morning by The B. 0.
Federationist, Limited
A. a WELLS..
Offloe:   Room 1, Victoria Block, 342 Fender
Street Weet
Telephone Beymour S871
Subscribtion Bates: United States and Foreign,
$3.00 per year; Canada, $2.50 per year, $1.60
tor alx months; to Unions subscribing In a
body, 16o per member per month.
Unity of Labor: The Hope of the World
FRIDAY November 4, 1021
EVERT country in the capitalistic.
world is faced with a great increase
in crime both against property and persons. Hold-ups arc common affairs, and
hardly a newspaper appears without an
account -of someone
CRIME AND being held up and
THE SOCIAL Ms valuables taken
ORGANISM from him.   Writers
by the score have attempted to attribute a cause for this phenomenon and have miserably failed to
prove their contentions becauso of the
fact that they have attempted to prove
that crime was the result of the inherent
tendencies of the individual rather than
a social product.   '
• •#..;•
Periods of depression and unemployment have always been noted for the
prevalence, of what today, is termed
crime. But the real crime, which is the
cause of individuals breaking the laws of
capitalistic states, which is the exploitation of the working class, is never credited
with its offspring.
tt        a a
* The trial in Vancouver of two men for
the murder of a citizen during a holdup has caused  much  comment  locally.
, Other holdups, which have only resulted
in some persons being reb'eved of money
and other valuables, have also caused considerable annoyance and fear. The two
men who have been sentenced to death
for their acts, are both young, one not
being out of his teens. Yet in spite of this
fact, not a word has.been said' which
would throw any light on why sueh criminal tendencies should have developed so
early in their lives.   Never once has it
, been suggested that possibly social forces,
and not individuals, are responsible for
their acts.
• • *
Eminent criminologists, however, do not
place the responsibility of crime on the
individual. They are in most cases agreed
that environment plays a large part in the
production of criminals. Professor Prins,
who. is quoted by W. A. Bonger in his
work "Criminality and Economic Conditions," says: "Criminality proceeds
from the very elements of humanity itself; it is not transcendent, but immanent;
we can see in it a sort of degeneration of
the social organism." As already pointed
out, crime increases with the increase of
misery caused by unemployment, which,
. after all, is nothing less than a degeneration of the social organism, which fails to
fill the-needs of the people. We have no
Intention of wishing to appear to condone acts of violence against either property or persons, yet it is a fact that the
present system of Bociety, based on the
private or class ownership of the means of
life, is the cause of most crime, and the
greatest crime of all, and from which all
other forms of degeneration emanate,
which is human slavery.
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What greater crime can be laid against
any form of society than that of having
children starve to death while food rots
in the warehouses? What greater indictment could be charged against the present system than that it ooiupjds those who
produce the world's wealth to suffer from
the cradle to the grave from the lack of
necessities and that it condemns millions
to a living death because the productivity
of labor is so great that the markets of
the worlfl cannot absorb the wealth which
the workers produce, while they suffer
poverty and its attendant evils because of
the lack of necessities of life; that men
are driven to acts of violence, and women
to sell their bodios in order to secure sustenance ; that children are condemned to
death before they are born because of the
environment in which they are to first seo
tho light of day. There is, no
individual crime that can equal the crimes
and evils of the present system of society,
and which do not spring from them. The
working class, the section of society which
suffers from thc evils of thc system under
which it struggles for existence, is tho
only class which can and will understand
crime and its cause; that it is a social
problem and not an individual propensity,
and, as so ably stated by Dr. Havelock
Ellis, "The problem of criminality is not
an isolated one that ean be dealt with by
fixing our attention on that and that
alone. It is a problem that on closer view
is found to merge itself very largely into
all those problems of our social life that
are now .pressing for solution, and in
settling them, we shall, to a great extent,
settle it. The rising flood of criminality
is not an argument for pessimism or despair. It is merely an additional spur to
that great task of social organization to
which during the coming century we are
DURING the past week, Britannia
Beach has supplied the country generally, and the Province of British Columbia particularly, with lots of news. Last
Friday the news was sent forth that thc
miners who had been
THE TRAIL imprisoned in the bowels
OF MISERY of the earth for eight
AND DEATH, days, following a cave-
in, had been rescued,
and that they would recover. Hardly
had this welcome news time to become
properly circulated when ncwB of a great
loss of life was published. The mining
oamp'had become thc scene of death and
desolation; wholo families being wiped
out by a flood which at first was credited
to a cloudburst, but which is most likely
to be attributed to other causes before thc
investigations are concluded.
The story told of the rescue of the
entombed miners was one which bears a
lesson to the workers of this part of the
world. One newspaper credited their being alive to the fact that the imprisoned
men were of good stamina, and because of
the superhuman efforts of their
comrades. On the face of it, this may
have no1 significance to tho superficial
thinker. A little thought, however, will
bring out the fact that when danger
threatened the two workers, it was only
the members of thcir class who could come
to their aid. They were quickly removed
by horny but tender hands, stated one
news item. Yes, and horny hands dug
them out of their predicament. It was
only workers who could do this work. No
politicians were on hand, no parsons and
white-collared gentry could have encountered successfully the difficulties that the
rescuers'had to face; it was the workers
who mado it possible for these men to be
restored to thcir families.
# V •
The later disaster^ in which many members of the working class, including women and children, met their end, brings
another thought, and that is how and why
were members of the working class living
at the foot of a precipice where only thoso
who were blind could fail to see that danger lurked whenever a storm was imminent? Why was this mining camp, which
is a company town, where freedom is an
almost unknown quantity, established?
Was it because the workers needed the
copper and other metals that nature has
planted in tho district, or was it for the
purpose of providing profits for those who
own the property?
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A little investigation will demonstrate
that the mines at Britannia Beach are
very rich in metalliferous minerals. During the year 1920 nearly 700,000 tons of
ore were mined. Did the workers who
were engaged in the mining of this^ore
need it? Very evidently not, as tho management closed down the greater part of
the operations in the later days of that
year. During the war period, however,
when death and destruction were the order of the day, there was no closing down.
In those' days production was carried on
to capacity, therefore it can be concluded
that in times of peace, the amount' of
metal produced in the district is limited
by the necessities of tho moment. We will
go further, and state, that if it were not
for the great expenditures of the capitalistic nations in war preparations, there are
enough metals on hand at this time to
make the mining of more unnecessary for
a considerable period of time. In other
words, the workers at Britannia Beach,
worked there not because they needed the
metal which they produced, but because
a section of the ruling class could make a
profit out of their toil; and especially in
times of war, when the product of their
toil was being destroyed, and only by the
sale of their labor-power could they obtain a living. Having nothing olse to sell,,
they must of necessity sell their only commodity in order to secure the necessities
of life, even though the delivering of that
labor-power compelled them to live, or
exist, at the foot of a precipice in a company town which is little removed from a
feudal barony, and is of necessity a slave
The destruction of human life at Britannia Beach, however, is but an instance
of the death and destruction that is meted
out to the world's workers by capitalism.
To the people residing in the locality
where it happened, it appears relatively
more spectacular than the death of a number of workers in another district. It
looms larger in the minds of those in close
proximity to the scene of disaster, than
docs the death of hundreds of thousands
every year in the industrial occupations,
which in most cases can be attributed to
the grab for profits. It even takes on,
because of the lack of the so-called glories
of war, tho air of a greater tragedy than
did thc sacrifice of human life in the war
"for democracy," the closing of which
was the signal for the throwing of thousands, nay, millions of workers out of
work who, during the "time of conflict,
were engaged in the production of all the
'death-dealing agencies that the forces of
capitalism could deviso^while when peace
"uigns," millions starve to death becauso
the same ruling class which used them in
thc slaughter of humankind, has no use
for them in preserving life.
The members of the working class produce all wealth. They do the suffering,
and tho dying, that capital may reign.
They produce profits for a master class,
and misery for themselves; whether in
disaster met in their daily toil, or in fighting their masters' battlcs^jt is thc workers who do all the suffering. It is they
who do all the useful work in society, and
bear all the unnecessary suffering that a
sane order of society would eliminate.
Britannia Beach has been the scene of
suffering and death; workers and their
families have been piped out of existence,
with tho bereaved and injured we have
all sympathy, but human Blavery is the
cause of the death of millions, and thc suffering of untold numbers of the working
class. Modern society will bring in its
train still further and greater miseries before it is ended, ond to avoid miseries
which the human mind can scarcely conceive, the workers themselves must develop that intelligence which will' give
them tho control, not only of the means
of wealth production, but of thcir own
lives, so that they may live in such places
as aro fit for human habitation, which
Britannia Beach is not.
ELECTIONS, with all the vaporings of
thc politicians, cause confusion irj
the minds of those who have not studied
the basis of human society, and to no section of the community are they more
confusing than to that
DISPEL portion so often described
THE as the middle class, which
CONFUSION embraces small storekeepers, those who engage
in manufacturing on a small scale, insurance agents, and white-collared workers
who receive a "salary" instead of wages,
and generally place themse_j.es in a category, which, in their imagination, places
them in a higher position to that of the
"dirty" artisan and grimy industrial
worker". To this section of the.community taxes appear to be of vital import;
they imagine that tariffs will affect their
daily lives, their salaries and profits.
Whte it is true that many industrial
workers still imagine that the policies of
tho old political -parties can be, anot are,
framed for tho benefit of all the people,
the fact that they are not "respectable"
and merely wage earners, has dispelled in
a large measure from the minds of the
industrial slaves the illusions which the
middle class suffers from, and politics to
them take on a class nature. Immature
as their ideas may be, the fact that they
are considered, even by the salaried
totallers of figures and reckoners of profits, as being of a lower status, gives thc
horny-handed son of toil a psychology
which is at least tinged witk a class concept, although the idea may be somewhat
vague and indistinct as evidenced by the
groping which he indulges in at election
times. He at least wonders if {lie policies
of the old parties will help the workers,
while the middle-class minded individual
links himself up with all the people, except that section which, is, in his opinion,
beneath him, but which in reality, due to
the fact that it is a section which carries
on aetual production, is the very basis of
• * *
Tho small storekeeper has a steady job,
trying to koep out of the bankruptcy
court, the petty manufacturer also is
steadily engaged in endeavoring to keep
the wolf from the door, while the "salaried," nail-manicured, book-manipulators
and others who endeavor to live within the
circumscribed limit of their "income" are,
for ever fearing that some day some how
they will be driven to become, working
men, and possibly soil their hands and
have to wear overaljs.
tt        to        „
While they do .not realize it, tty poll
cies of the old political parties offer nothing to the members of this section of society. Just as the wage earner is governed by the economic laws which operate
in capitalistic society, so do the same laws
control the destinies of the middle class.
The city proletariat, no matter what the
industrial conditions, remans proletarian
in its nature, and as the pressure becomes
greater, more revolutionary in its outlook,
while the middle class blames everything
and anything for the increasing difficulties
whioh faces it, except the capitalist system which it upholds. The members of
this section of society, who have no position in ranks of the ruling class, fail
to see their impending doom, which is to
be driven into the ranks of the proletariat,
and refuse to look at polities except from
a master-clasB viewpoint. The history of
the present system shows that the middle
class haB always bcen the'bulwark of the
ruling class. Its-olose association with
the parasitic element of society has resulted in its concept being the same as that
of the beneficiaries of capitalism, while
its interests are diametrically opposed to
those who control society today, and reap
the benefits of the productivity of the
workers. Wifii the capitalistic-minded
worker, and the vacillating middle class
still clinging to ruling-class ideas, thc
field for educational work is large, and important. It is important because of the
fact that the ruling class of today draws
its support from these sections of the dispossessed, and until the majority of those
who are exploited and victimized by the
present system aro brought to a realization of the true position they occupy, the
bringing about of a change must be delayed. It is the mission of the class-
conscious section of the working class to
dispel the confusion, be it working class
misunderstanding, or middle class stupidity, so that the change which will free
all humanity may bo made as speedily as
possible, and no efforts should bo spared
in this work. For that reason special
efforts should be made to elect capable
mon to tho legislatures of the eountry, in
order that this work may be made as
effective as possible.
The importance of the Irish question to
the British Empiro is indicated by the
fact that Lloyd George has, by deciding
not to go to the disarmament conference,
placed it above a question which has bcen
described as being of world importance,
Premier Meighen complains that the
Farmers aro using profits made by the
Grain Growers merger for election campaign expenses. Will tho Premier inform
the electorate who is paying his freight,
and how much he is getting from Wall
Elaborate    Preparations
Made for Terrorizing '
While we are told prosperity is returning, export firms arc going to the wall.
As a nation's prosperity is gauged by the
value of its exports, Canada has very evidently not yet been hit by the incoming
wave of good times.
A strike of milk deliverers in New York
has been described as murder because the
people cannot get milk. What can the
holding of foodstuffs from Russia and the
children of that country be designated?
Good policy, we presume.
Iinjunctions Were to Have
Been Used as Never
Before Considered
(By the Federated Press)
Washington—Now that the brotherhood chiefs have called off the
proposed national railway strike, lt
is interesting to take note of the
elaborate plans of the crime branch
of the United States government to
terrorize the union workers.
Injunctions were to have been
used to a degree never before contemplated lh a Labor dispute in
America, as the last resort of the
Harding administration ln preventing the rail transportation broth-'
erhoods from going on strike.
That w«e the decision which Attorney General Daugherty and his
district attorneys from flve'or thp
principal railroad centres of the
country are understood to have
reached ln their consultation here.
It was to have been the answer of
the administration to the "no injunction" demand of the American
Federation of Labor, and to all of
the liberal platforms of all political parties. If the brotherhoods
had refused to withdraw their
strike order or had failed to notify
their membership that a "satisfactory" settlement had been reached,
the eomlng week would have seen
the most impressive demonstration
of the legislative power of the
courts ever staged anywhere.
Business men advised the president that a rail strike, onoe begun,
was very hard to stop, due to the
tendency of Labor organization
discipline to break down. Ten per
cent, of the strikers, by staying out,
could so Impede the resumption of
traffic ae the cost of business interests half the profits of the present season—a season ln which pro-
fltshave been lean enough, at best.
Moreover, the railroad companies
ore ln a financial condition where
a wildcat Btrike might easily drive
some of the biggest of them into
bankruptcy by cutting oft their
normal revenues. Hence the anxiety of the administration to prevent any stoppage whatever, and
to 'let tbe Railroad Labor Board
spin ont aa long as possible the
period of consideration of the
working rules for the shop crafts,
upon which will hang the final decision of the shopmen as to whether they shall call a strike ln their
own defence.
But now that the Railroad Labor Board has refused to aet a date
earlier than next July to hear the*'
demand of the companies for another cut in wages, and has asked
the companies to withdraw their
demand that a further wage reduction be authorized, the brotherhoods are probably well sat__fied
to call oft their strike. They have
stopped a furthor cut in pay; they
have been threatened with Infractions which might have compelled
them to remain at work. They
bave reasonably required the Railroad Labor Board to bring injunctions against the managers lf the
managers attempt to reduce their
wages in defiance of the Board's
request. They have established
the principle that the rallroadB
aro, fundamentally, the nation's
affair and not the affair of a few
managers. They have put the
managers on the defensive unless
the proposed further reduction ln
rail wages is dropped for. half a
The situation within the labor
movoment oreated by the announcement by the brotherhobd
chiefs that they could not agree to
stand by the. eleven otber railroad
labor organizations on a joint
strike, remains confused. William
H. Johnston, president of the International Association of Machinists, refused to discuss it beyond
pointing ' out that the working
rules affecting the transportation
brotherhoods had not yet been Impaired by decisions of the Board,
whereas the rules affecting the
shop crafts had been seriously Impaired, and that this differenco oreated a different Issue for the latter
group, The shop crafts, he said,
have still to hear from the Board
on tho all-Important matter of
classification of work. It may be
that tho Board's decision on this
point would alone be sufficient to
cause them to quit the service; the
shopmen want to have the entire
case beforo them bofore they act.
Railroad politicians wero disappointed tn the firm refusal of the
Railroad Labor Board to oncourage the rail managers ln their
hopes of a further cut ln wages.
They had great faith ln the power
of the Department of Justico to
break the Btrike quickly and to
emash the brotherhoods and ^put
the Locomotive Engineers' finances ln such a position as to discourage their co-operative bank.
The growth and example of that
bank ls a constant annoyance to
railroad Senators and lobbyists
here. Like the Bank of North
Dakota, it is a challenge to predatory finance, which underlies the
whole system of private, operation
of railroads.
Linn A. E. Gale's Counsel
Makes Damning ,
(By the Federated Press)
New York—Linn A. B. Gale, convicted at Governor's Island by military court martial for draft evasion
and seditious acts, was declared by
hia own counsel to have been
"pretty nearly an agent of the Department of Justice or of the military intelligence,"
The statement was made at a
session of the court held behind
closed doors, following the reading
of the confession Gale made after
his capture last summer on the
Mexican border. In this document
Gale describes his activities in
Mexico Coty and of his relations
there with "radicals" from the
United States, with members of the
Industrial Workers of the World,
and ot his activities as publisher ot
Galo's Magazine prior to his deportation by President Obregon,
The military court denied a motion to dismiss tho case on the
ground it had no propor jurisdiction. Thon, when State Senator
Samuel A. Jones, oh tbe witness
stand, declared his belief that
Gale's action were those of a man
suffering under a misapprehension
and "guided by wrong advice," the
president of the court, Col. John L.
Bond, shut bim off.
'The court does not care to hear
the gentleman further,'" he snapped.
Peter P. McBlllgott, Gale's civilian counsel, indicated he would
attempt to show that the alleged
irregularities In Gale's induction
Into military service were the result of enmity toward Gale by powerful politicians ln Albany whom
'Gale had offended by his writings.
The defense showed that Gale
had been declared "pre-tuberoular"
ln an official medical report by a
physician for a New York City
draft board. The prosecution tried
to show that this entry had been
made by an error, but the contention was not admitted.
With wheat at a dollar, and predictions
that it will go much lower, the farmers
should find something else than cheap
binder twine and agricultural implements
to think about. They might for instance
search for the cause of the decline in the
prico of their product. Corn beef and
cabbage at 20 cents the dish looks mighty
high to a man "who has only a nickel and
binder twine and implements at lower
prices will look just as high to tho farmer
who cannot find thc money to buy theni
Powell River Pastor Flays
Enemies of
Gary  Police  Place  the
Ban on Radical
Gary, Ind.—Tbo police officials of
this Steel trust city do not approve
of William Z. Foster or the red
army. It will bo remembered that
Mr. Foster played a prominent part
In the great strike of the steel
workers in 1919. At that time the
chief of police, W. A. Forbis, ordered Foster to keep away from the
city for good and atl. The red army
did not participate ln the steel
atrlke, but Gary does not like It
Sunday Foster went to Gary to
tell the workers about conditions ln
Soviet Russia and to ask their aid
for the victims of the famine,
Foster described the plight of the
famine victims and happened to
mention the red army. The chief
of police announced tnat the workers of Gary could not hear about
the red army. Eventually Foster
was permitted to finish his address
and the audience contributed |260
for Russian relief.
M, J. Loeb of the Friends of
Soviet Russia then Informed the
people of Gary that there was a
red army and that they had a constitutional right to hear about It;
that they would have heard about
it had the meeting not been called
for a specific purpose. Chiof Forbis took him to the police station
and later released him.
Monday the chief announced that
"no more radical meetings would be
permitted in Gary." ,.
by 600.
That $he light as to the real
situation of Soviet Russia and the
sufferings the people of that country haye endured in their struggle
for freedom is filtering through, ls
instanced by the following report
of a sermon delivered at Powell
River last Sunday, and which appeared ln the Vancouver Daily
World last Monday;
"A bitter denunciation of Christian England and America for refusing to relieve starving Rusaia
while grain is rotting in the warehouses of America, was delivered
here Sunday by Rer. D, R. McLean,
preaching In the Presbyterian
ohurch. Hts sermon was based on
the episode of the two women of
Samaria who slaughtered and ate
their babes during the siego of
thetr city.
"Reviewing the history of the
fight which Russia had made for
tho Allies in the flrst four years of
the war, the preacher aaid that no
sooner had domocracy superseded
autocracy ln Russia than Czecho-,
Slovak, British, Japanese and German united to torture Russia. Editors of the prostituted press," ho
said, "left off lying about Russia
only to murder Lenin and Trotsky
several times a month. The Swiss,
French, American and British Red
Cross Societies conspired to withhold aid from Russia, and when
disease broke out the press rejoiced
and thanked God that disease had
eome to slay the - Reds.
"No nation on earth could have
stood as poor starving Russia is
standing today. She is living on
ideals. Rusaia today is on a pedestal from which she cannot be moved.
"Canada can ship three times
the quantity of grain needed to
save the Russians. Wheat is rotting In warehouses in the United
Statea; it ls being used ns fuel In
Argentina while twenty to thirty
millions are starving for lt. The
Soviet haa offered gold for food,
yet It has been refused. Christian
United Statea and England sits
with folded arms while wheat rots
and men and women stJirvo,
"No more damnable lies have
evey been told," stated Rev. Mr.
McLean, "than that the churches
of Russia had been closed and women nationalized. There is nothing so beautiful or clean about our
oapltalistio marriage laws as of the
marriage laws of Soviet Russia.
Russia Is the sworn foe of the ruling class. Thank God she is going to show us the way to shake
our own shackles off. Russia would
not havo stood, by and seen us
starve. Are we going to stand by
and see her starve?"
Seattle.—One million dollars has
already been spent, lt Is estimated,
In trying to force the "open shop"
in Washington's coal mines. The
result Is production at 8 per cent,
of normal, although as many men
are employed, including mine
guards, by the local operators as
when the mines were run on the
union ahop plan.
Great relief expeditions continue
to leave Seattle and Taeoma three
times a week for the mining camps
bearing food and clothing for the
miners' families. The lookout has
been ln effect since March 15.   s
Two big mines in the Roslyn-
Cle Elum field havo signed up recontly with District 10 of the
Unltod Mine Workers, reducing the
number of men on the picket lines
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New York.—Charles Chaplin,
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late gears—to the distress of some
of his "respectable" friends—a
"radical," who recently arrived
here from England, paid a call to
the People's Home, home of the
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San Francisco.—The Rank and
'lie Federation of Workers has
oted to "ignore the self-appointed
rlbunal on wage adjustment" ap-
olnted by the San Francisco In-
uatrlol Association, union-busting
hild  of  the  Chamber  of  Com
merce. The Rank and File suggested that the oommlttee devote
Unit instead to lowering the price*
ot building materials.
What   about
subscription ?
your    neighbor's
Then you must HEIJP to feed her starving workers and
"Whalen Palp «% Papct Oompany,
Port Alice
A rumor waa circulated bere last
week by the company that wages
would be out 10 per centi or hours
prolonged on or about Mor. 1.
This was to come Into effect only
on the white labor It seems, so
someone called a nieeting on Oct
21. This meeting was well attended, and several men objected to accepting any suoh proposition.
A motion was put, that the meeting express its strong objection to
the manager, who was expected on
the scene shortly, and falling his
arrival, that the motion would be
sent to the head office; that every
man in the meeting sign his name
to tho motion, and every man not
at the meeting be requested to do
This motion was carried with
one dissenting voice.
In case the Whalen Co. Intend
to proceed with the plan* the men
epressed their   readiness   to fake
action,     Tours for the workers,
X. Y. #"
From the foregoing, It would appear that our masters are not over
anxious to lock horns with the
Asiatic workers; during the last
few days the Asiatic Exclusion
League have been complimenting
themselves upon the fact of being
Instrumental in replacing Asiatics
with white workers, and judging
by the manner In which the Asiatics have resisted the attempts of
the lumber barons to roduce their
wages In the recent past, a lurking
suspicion is being created that the
white men are working cheaper.
Bo Cancellation'of Bsck Dues ..
A little misapprehension has arisen
out of the proposal to cancel back
dues; a very few workers gaining
the Impression that all they have
to do fs pay their dues from date.
Such is not the case, however.
On Sept. 21, a motion was passed
for tho famine stricken in the Volg» Provinces,
workers have already done so, DID YOU t DO TOUR
BIT. Urge the organization you belong to to DONATB
STAND BT SOVIET RUSSIA, and thereby show _your
true working class solidarity.
' at a w*ll-atte_-_*d nutting, that:
'All tack duu should b» cancelled
up to Oct. 1, It. •" Thla wu »ub-
mltted to the executive aad mat
with their approval.
Thla course waa deemed advla-
able owing to tha laet of ao many
man being oa the bread Una during
the past winter, wblch waa aggravated by the scarcity of Jobs dur
lag'the first few months of the year
and the consequent low wages pre.
vailing. Bince tha 1st of Sept. conditions have improved aa far aa the
number of campa running ls concerned, and the boss ls getting a
better price for hla product, hut
tha slave's portion Is the same, and
ln many Instances, attempts ara being made to reduce lt still further.
Ihe wages In camp ar* now below the. level of human subsistence,
and if the workers still persist in
remaining asleep, a muoh lower
standard of living ls ln the offing.
Previous, to .the organization of
th* Loggers Union, the boss made
noise like reducing wages, .and
the Loggers Union was the answer
the workers made, with results that
are too well known to recount.
What haa been done before, can
be repeated, and lt ls the loggers'
move next. The only answer that
we can give to the boss logger is
organization. What are you going
to do about itf
Address all communications to:
Canadian Famine Relief Committee for the
Drought Stricken in Soviet Russia
Por Twenty Teen w. ban Leued tbii Union Stamp for on under ou
Fueefol Collective B_r«el_.l_l
Forbidi Botb Strikes end Lockouts
Dispute. Sottled hy ArWtr.tlon
Bteedy Employment «nd Skilled Workmenelil
Prompt Dellverlee to Deelere ind Publlo
Peso, uid Sscc.es to Workere sad Employers
prosperity of Shoe K_kla| Communities
As loyal unloa men and women, v. ask
you to demand shoes bearing tbe above
Vnlou sump on Sole, Insole or Lining.
Cellie Lovely, Oenersl President    Ohnlss L. Bslas, Oenersl Sec-Trees.
The Ham, Butter and
Egg Kings
Free Delivery
Don't Bo Afraid to Phone Tou
Fellow "Worker: We, the members ot this camp, realizing1 the
difficulties of The B. C. Federatlonist, have collected the earn ot $30,
which I herewith enclose.
Hoping that the workers In other
camps will realize the seriousness ot
the situation, and help likewise.
Delegate 62.
Lithnnian Refugees Resent PoUsh
-   (By the Federated Pre*)
'.. (Wwhington Bureau)
Washington—Althoufh the American State Department refuses to
recognlie the existence of Lithuania or tho other Baltic States which
havf mado peace with the parent
country, Russia, lt la now in a
auandry because of Polish outrages
against American property ln the
Lithuanian capital, Vllna, now occupied by Polish troops. The
places of business of the Lithuanian
Amorican Trading Company, the
headquarters of which la ln Boston,
havo been closed by the Poles.
A message from the Lithuanian
telegraph agency at Kovno recites
that thousands of Lithuanian rs*
fugees arriving there from Vllna
held a mass .meeting and passed resolutions of protest against the Polish aggressions which ihad driven
them from their homes. Peaceful
measures were recommended and
an appeal tor funds to replace the
school confiscated by the Polish sol*
diers was made. The Kovno city
council voted 60,000 marks for relief of tbe victims of Polish persecution.
Another cablegram received by
the Lithuanian agenoy hern announces that wi(h the action of
Finland this week, all the countries
bordering on the Baltic have recognized the Lithuanian government. Others giving recognition
are Holland, Switzerland, Italy,
Argentina and Mexico.
knowing   the
Phone Sty. 32611
-*       Pbone Seymour 866
Phono Fairmont 1683
1191 OBANVILLE (West End Market,
Oorner Davie) Phono Sey. 6149
Quality Pot Roasts from, lb 10c
No. 1 Oven Roasts from, lb. —18 l-2c
No. 1 Boiling Beef from, Ib 8c
Quality Stew Beef, 2 lbs, for 25c
Government inspected Lamb Stew;
all nice and fresh. Reg. loo lb.
Special,   8   lbs.   for    36o
Fresh Cut Plowaw, Puneral Designs, Wedding Bouquets, Pot Plants
Ornamental ana Shade Trees, Seeds. Bulbs, Florists' Sundries
Brown Bros. & Co. Ltd.
48 Hastings Street East TC8 Granville Street
Seymoar 988478 Seymour 9519
Extra Special
On   sale   on   Friday   and   Saturday,
gonulne   Lamb    Shoulders, — weighing
from  4  lbs.  up.    Fresh   killed   anu
government inspected. Special, Ib...l4c
Any one knowing the whereabouts of Bert Simpson, - please
communicate with Lumber Workers' headquarters, 61 Cordova
street west, Vancouver, B. C.
: _ r     fixed on Gary
(Continued from page 1)
Steel Trust Is
Bigger Than Law
(Continued from page 1)
•Wanted the address of Bert
Simpson, who operates a gasboat;
notffly secretary, 61 Cordova street
west, Vancouver. B. C.
Strive to Preserve
Life of the Nation
(Continued from page 1)
On sale Friday and Saturday, gtma*
ine Lamb Legs, fresh killed and
Government inspected, Reg. 88c
lb.    Special  29 l*2c
On uale Friday and    Saturday,    our
famoua Pork Shoulders, weighing from
4 to 8 lbs.    Reg.  31o lb.    Spocial,
lb. ,  _. - 22o
ers' Boot
Hall orders pereonsll, sttendej ts
Guaranteed lo Hold Caulks and Are Thoroughly Watertight
MacLachlan-Taylor Co.
Successors to H. VOS ft SON
?. Next Door to Loggers* Hall
Phone Seymonr SA6 Repairs Done While Ton Walt
Genuine Rump Roasta on sale Friday and Saturday; any Else of
roast cut.    Special from, lb 20c
On sale on Friday   and   Saturday,
finest fresh Leaf Lard.    Reg. 2 lbs.
for 10c.    Special, 2 lba. for SOo
A Common Sense
Economic Law
It is good logic to spend your money where it
will do you the most good. Cascade Beer is mada
in Vancouver by Vancouver workmen. When you
drink it your money help_s to keep Vancouver men
in employment. Not only that; but it is acknowledged to be the best beer sold in B, 0.  Insist on
Genuine   Smoked   Sugar   Cured
Hams   (Hind Legs)
On salo on Friday and   Saturday.
They only weigh from 8 to 10 lbs.
Regular 48c lb.    Half or whole.
Extra spocial, lb. ..._ —39 l-2c
Slater's Famous Streaky Bacon, rery
mild, in half or whole slabs. Special,
lb.    36 l-2o
We have some of tbe finest and
nicest Sugar Cured Picnic Hams,
smoked, wo have had for months,
and we are selling them on Friday and Saturday,    spocial,    per
lb as l-2e
Como down and have a look at
.   them.
Slater's Famous Alberta Creamery
Butter. We specially recommend
this butter. On sate on Haiuraay
morning from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.,
a lbs, for    __.-ll.il-
No. 1 Dairy Buttor, 8 lbs, for ....$1.00
Finest Compound Lard, 2 lbs. for..33c
On Friday and Saturday, our Famous
Boneless Rolled Bacon, 8 lbs. for....00o
B. O, Fresh Eggs, dosen _..
Finest   Canadian   Cheese,    2
Our finest Highland Spuds, 100-lb. |
sacks delivered, only  11.85
AU to Be Had at Slater's 4 Stores
Drs. Dumas and
Laura Flym
X-Ray and Electro*
16 Hastings .Street East
Phono-Sey. 61)191,
erable, puzzling pictures, and one'*
own pro-conceptions. It Is possible
to leave the country ln thie mental
hub-bub, and to write for the fur-
I ther confusion of American readers,
t Or ls It possible to wait and pray
| humbly for a truthful generallza-
' tion or two.
In this spirit I want to make a
generalization about Russia, which
turns these paradoxes Into logic,
and gives tha key to what is happening hore in 1921:
The present leaders in Russia are
working, not aa idealists carrying
out revolutionary principles, but as
realists creating a government
which will meet the needs of the
Russian people.
Let us consider what this means.
It means that whatever happens to
the memory of Karl Marx, the
great men liberated by the revolution will remain in their rightful
places as the servants of Russia's
future. It means that the government is shifting and will shift Its
course in accordance with the will
of 130,000,000 people. It means, as
one of the five great leaders of
Russia admitted the other day, that
Russia is probably evolving a peasants' democracy with a representative form of government. In 1921
It means that the Soviet Government ia trying ilrst of all to do ita
job of feeding and clothing hungry
and cold citizens. Theories cannot
be sawed up for firewood.
It means that Lenin Is a leader In
Russia In exactly the same way that
Lloyd George is tn England. Both
express the will of their people,
and both will remain ln power only
so long as they are expressions of
that will. There is a difference be
tween Lloyd George and Lenln that
symbolizes -the differenco between
the old world of government.as politics and the new world of government as administration. Lloyd
George ls interested In polltnsJj
booths and entente conferences;
Lenln is Interested ln electric plows
and national accounting and control. Thoro is accordingly the validity of a larger truth in Lenin's
actions, but he has not departed
from Lloyd George's technlc of listening to what the people are saying.
In 1921 the people of Russia are
saying what they have said for a
thousand years—"We want bread,
land and peace." The revolution
gave, thom the land. It gave thom
two other Immeasurable advances
—it ijut at the hoad of the gov-,
ernment, for the flrst time in Russia's history, men fit to rule, and ft
put ns the purpose of the gov-r
ernment the construction of an integrated Industry to be administered for the beneflt of all who labor.
These are thp three great gains
of the revolution. How pernman-
ent they will be ia at the moment
a tragic question. There ls nothing constructive In a revolution,
Just as there Is nothing constructive in a disease. Both demonstrate
a run-down condition and the need
of a new sort of life. But a revo-,
lution, like a disease, Is not guaranteed not to kill the patient The;
revolution ln Russia came at a time
when every economic signal was set
against further demoralisation.
Then, with the barbarous ignorance
of our presont day world, the Imperialist countries made war, not
as they thought, upon the revolution, but upon the people of Russia,
their industries and their farms.
Russian Industry today is at
about 10 per cent, of Its modest
1914 level. Thirty million people
are already suffering the effects of
the Volga famine. And now
France offers a new war through
Poland and.Roumania.
In the face of these new defeats
the Soviot Government Is pushing
its free-trade policy, and attempting the prodigious task of getting
back to the economic level of 1914.
The conditions under which lt must
struggle in building up a minimum
will be outlined in the next article.
Industrial policies of many other
companies. -Thus, the five men who
are directors both of the Steel Corporation and the Pennsylvania railroad are able to stronly influence
both corporations to make war
upon union labor, and to make
these corporations In' turn force
othors to do likewise.
., "If the Steel Corporation were
tomorrow to express to the West
Virginia coal operators its desire
that they recognize the unionB," he
aaid, "the unions would he recognized."
i Attorneys for the operators—
Vinson, Avis, Belcher, Greeves and
Coolrage — joined with Senator
Warren in trying to make the famous business expert admit that
■trade unions are tyrannical in their
spirit, and that employers are en-
girled to protection against them.
"Labor has never yet had a fair
jshare of the wealth which it has
assisted In producing," ho replied.
"The right of collective bargaining,
nocefisary to an order'y approach to
this degree of junt Ice, cannot be
withheld If you are to havo industrial peace anywhere. An Ideal arrangement would oe the 'open
shop,' in which the union men
would bargain as Individuals, but
as practical men ln a practical
world, we know that thero Is 'no
'o_itn shop.' That talk Is all fraud.
A shop must be either union or
non-union. As tho largest individual stockholders in the Bethelehem
Steol Corporation I havo sought in
vain to change its industrial policy,
which ls one of maintaining a large
staff of detectives to flnd out
whether there is any activity toward oranizing labor. The laboring man must work and bargain
collectively to protect himself."
Untermeyer had a remody for
the civil war in West Virginia, and
ln all other industrial districts. He
would require coal oporators and
every other group of employers doing an, Interstate business to take
out Fedoral licenses, under which
they would be forced to recognize
the right of thoir employees to
bargain collectively through trade
unions of any number of their employees so desired. Ho promised
to work out this idea in a written
brief, together wjth his ideas aa to
an industrial code to be applied by
national tribunal for industrial
Coal operators' pockets are
"bursting with profits" of the past
four or five years, Untermeyer de-
clarod, adding that he was connected with a good number of companies, and know whereof he
spoko. The miners, he declared,
had not participated ln this prosperity; it was doubtful if they were
as well off as ten years ago. He
described himself as an ardent anti-
Socialist, anxious to save capitalism
by eliminating some of its greatest
weaknesses and injustices, of which
this was one.
lieve that anything whloh he might
do ln tho service ot tho coal operators' association is this region
where the steel corporation is the
dominant factor, would bo condoned, even though he went to tho extreme of killing men. Wo believe
Judge Gary and the corporation
are guilty of the murders as though
the board of directors had met and
ordered the killing of the husbands
of these two women hero."
When Walsh proceeded to recommend that tht Senate committee take steps to end.the long war
in West Virginia by means of an
industrial code and an agreement
to be applied to both parties, Senator Caraway of Arkansas objected
that congress had no constitutional
right to legislate for the settlement
of any Industrial dispute within a.
State. < Walsh replied that every
ooal miner ln West Virginia has
constitutional rights effective without violating ln any way the sovereignty of tho State, Until the
rights of free speech, assemblage
and use of the public highways in
the counties of Logan, Mercer, McDowell and Mingo are restored to
the miners, there can be no peace
and no American constitutional
liberty ln Wost Vlrganla.
Philip Murray, vice-president of
the United Mine Workers of America, the first witness, developing
the charge made by Walsh, called
attention to the fact that tho only
other fields ln which similar conditions to those in the southern
West Virginia field exist are the
Alabama field, where Gary's Tennessee Coal & Iron Company Is
dominant," and in southwestern
Pennsylvania. He showed also
the dominant railroad which supports terrorism in the West Virginia field is the Norfolk &, Western,
a subsidiary of the Pannsylvanla,
in which the dominant flgure is W.
W. Atterbury, leader of the antiunion agitation among railroad
managers. He charged that baok
of tho whole anti-labor conspiracy
are Gary, U. S. Steel and the Morgan Interests.
Coming at once to the purpose
of the Investigation—the- possibility
of bringing peace and amicable relations to the West Virginia field—
Murray proposed In the name of
tho union that Chief Justice Taft
be invited by the Senate committee
to appoint an impartial administrator of an agreement to be drafted
by the committee* along certain
lines named by tho minors, ln harmony with the principles adopted
during the war by the National
War Laboit Board. As precedents
for such action he cited the selection by President Roosevelt, in
1902, of Dr. Chas. P. Neill to act
as arbitrator pf the award of the
President's commission in the anthracite coal strike, ahd the selection of Judge Alschulor during the
late war to be administrator of the
agreement between the five chief
meat packers and their workers.
Murray suggested that an agreement which guaranteed the right
to join a union and to bargain collectively through a union was
merely a recognition of existing
constitutional rights of freedom of
speech and assembly and movement. He suggested also that lt
was much less fundamental than
the alternative—the ownership and
operation of the coal industry by
the public.
If this "AD." were 10 Times
This Size it Would Cost
—-——•         —*»
Us 10 Times as Much
For Saturday and
Tuesday Selling
We have taken between 700 and 800 pain of men'i and
Women's shoes and made them one price of $5.00. Then
are no cheap shoes in this lot because we have none, but
we guarantee every boot to be solid leather and wonderful
value in every way.
Hen's Brown and Black Dren
ud Work Boots at—	
Ladies' Slippers, Oxfords and
Boots, in dozens of styles. Tbis
price is about half in neatly
every case.
$£T .oo
Pierre Paris
51 Hastings West
Rome.—The Metal Worker*'
federation has appointed a committee to meet the owners and dls*
cuss the wage question. This conference Is awaited with' great Interest, for upon Its results will
depend the attitude of the wholo of
organized labor towards the proposed wage cuts, So far the throe
big organizations — the textile,
chemical and metal—representing
900,000 workers—are actually en
gaged in the wage struggle. The
textile workers over a month ago
called a general strike, whloh ls
still going on.
Help the
Fod. hy helping our
Mass Meeting:
to Be Held Sunday
(Continued from page I)
To All Comrades of Organizod Labor:
We have hero in Los Angeles,
Cal., five (6) members of the United
Association of Railway Employees,
(U.. A. R. 13. of N. A.), botter
known as the Outlaw Switchmen:
who havo been fined $1000 for their
activities in tho outlaw striko of
1920, and as these men are of the
typo that has stood up for labor
and Its cause, they now havo to go
to Jail. Their organization has
spent all Its money fighting tho
case, and thoy are unable to carry
the case any further. These men
have families, and it is now up to
all progressive members of organ!
zed labor to help tako care of their
families while these fivo memberB
are serving their lime in jail. It is
now up to alt membors of organized labor to holp take caro of the
wives and children of these men,
who have stood shoulder to shoulder with their husbands. If we
don't, they will havo ^o be thrown
on tho slave market to suffer more
of tho tortures of hell.
We appeal tp all uniona and
sympathizers of organized labor*to
contribute whatever they ean; anything from a cent up will bo appreciated.
Send all monoy to the socretary
of the U. A. R. R. of N. A,
Sec. U. A. of R. 1_. No, 64,
219 Germain jsldg.,
224 S. Spring St.
Los Angeles, Cal.,
Octobor 26, 1921,
Vancouver Unions
We make Ladies' Garments
Right Here in Vancouver
—th* equal In stylo and smartness of any offered In Canada.
Baits, Dremi, Gotta, otc—tke
latest stflot—tto smartest morlali la
an tke new shsdsi—complete liass
for yomr ehooaing.
We offer tleae israsnts lower thea
•lwwfaetfl btcauae we   deal   direct
•limisato sll tbt middleman'i proflt*.
Cloak & Suit Co.
683 SASTCTPS ST.. Mm OnttTflls
COUNCIL—PreBidimt, R. W. Hstloy;
aeeretary, J, O. Smith, Meeta Srd Wednesday etch montb in the Pender Hell.
eorner of Ponder snd Howo stroeti.
Phone Boy. 291.	
ell—Meets    second
month.     L'rer>idunt,   j.
Mo-i.li-)- In thu
It. White;   secre
tary, R. H. jfeelandj, P. O. Box 60,
need brieklayera or masons for boiler
works,   etc.,   or   marble   setters,   phone
Bricklayers'   Union. Labor Temple.
SERVIOE men meots second snd
fourth Wednesdays of each month, at 61
Cordova St W., at 8 p.m. Jaa. Faruham,
Sccreta ry-Trensn rer.
O. B. U.—President. H. Grand; secretary. O. C. Miller. Mucin 2nd and 4th
Wednesday in eaeh month in Pender Hall,
corner of Ponder and Howe Streets.
Phona Seymour 201,
Association, Local B8-52—Office and
hall, 152 Cordova St W. Moeta first
and third Fridays, 8 p.m. Secretary*
treasnror, T. Niion; business agent, P.
Lumber    workkks'    industrial
UNION OF CANADA—An industrial unioe of all workers in logging and construction camps. Coast Dls*
trlct and Genoral Headquarters, 61 Cordova St. W.j Vancouver, B. 0. Phona Sey.
7858. J, M. Clarko, general secretary-
treaaurer; legal advisers, Messrs, Blra,
Macdonald Jb Co., Vancouver, B, C; auditors. Messrs. Buttar A Chlone, Vaneoaver, B. C.     	
couver aro being faced with an unemployment situation which to all
appearances, will be of a much
moro serious character than that
which wo experienced last winter.
In view of this acute state of
unemployment, it behooves the
members of organized Labor to
tako steps to see that somothing Is
dpno to take care of those of our
reilpw workers who are unemployed, and facing starvation. It is almost superfluous to point out the
fact that no help will be forthcoming^ the unomployed-excopt some
pressure ls brought to boar on the
authorities to compel thom to grant
"In tho past, when asking for
relief, the unemployed have only
asked for doles or "soup kitchens,"
and the result of this can bo seen
by our ever-decreasing standard of
living. Tho employers have only
been too ready to reduce tho wages
of those who were working by taking advantage of the number of
unemployed -who wore accepting
doles barely sufflclont to maintain
life.   .
"In order to prevent our wages
from being again reduced, it Is absolutely essential that wo uphold in
overy way possible way the demand
of the unemployed workers for
work at union wages, or full maintenance. For tho purpose of discussing this question, a raass moot-
The greatest assistance that tho
readers of Thc -Pb-lcrnttonlst ran
render us at this time, ls by securing a new subscriber. ■ By doing -so,
you spread the news of tlio working class movement anil assist us
B. C.—Formerly Firemen and Oilers'
Union of British Columbia—Meeting
night, first and third Wednesday of each
month at 108 Main Street. President,
Dan Cariin; vice-president, J. Whiting;
aeeretary*treasurer, W. Donaldson. Address, 108 Main Street, Vancouver, B. C.
Victoria Branch Agent's addreaa, W,
Francis, 507 Johnson St., Victoria, B. C.
rators and Papertiangers of America.
Local 138, Vancou ver—Moots 2nd and
lth Thursdays at 148 Cordova St. W.
Phono Soy. 3191, Business agont, R. A.
saya   Dr. Kayo,   ia   th*   groatsst
thing that has como late ths life *l
tho present.
en Bridgemen, Derrickmen nnd Riggers
of Vanoouver and vlcinit/. Mods every
Mnnd.iy, 8 p.m., In O. Tl. U. Hall, 804
Pender St. W. Preaident, W. Tnckor;
finanoial secretary and businoss agent, O.
Anderson, Phone Seymour 291.
New Westminster, meets every first and
third Friday in the Labor Temple, Royal
Avunuo nnd 7lk Street. Enginoers supplied. Address Secretnry, 1040 Hamilton Street, New Westminster, B. C.
Phone 508Y.	
ing of workers \will be held In the
Pendor haU, corner of Pender and
Howe streets, on Friday, Nov. 11,
at S p. m, At this meeting the
whole question can be fully discussed by the workors themselves,
and plans can bo formulated for
putting into execution such action
as thoy may determine is necessary."
A discussion aroso over what
constitutes full maintenance, and a
committeo was struck off to obtain
the actual cost of sustenance of a
family of five,     '
The prosecution of the Federatlonist wos raised, and it was decided to hold a mass meeting In tho
Pender hall, on Sunday next, Nov.
fl, to discuss tho freedom of tho
press, a collection to be taken towards tlio costs of tho FederationiBt defense.
The famlno relief committeo was
Instructed to obtain two theatres
for the purposo of holding meetings on Sunday, Nov. 13, when Joo
Knight, who has recently returned
from Soviet Russia, will speak on
bohalf of the famine reliof committer
Employees, Pioneer Division, No. 101
—Moota A. O. F. Hall, Mount Pieaaan*
1st and Srd Mondaya at 10.15 a.m. and
p.m. President, F. A. Hoover, 2409 Clarke
Drive; rocording-aecrctary, F. E, tiriffin.
417- (iili Avenuo East; treasurer, E. 8.
Cleveland; financial-secretary and business agent, W. H. Cottrell, 4808 Dumfries Stroot; office cornor Prior and Main
Sis.   Phone Fair B004R.
Ja Charge of Downie Sa__it»riu_s,
Ltd., 1601 Standard Bsnk
Phones:   Bey. SOS    High. 2134%
To lntrttdaca ths DLTEA
to demonstrato Its marrolIoiB
effects In most all caieo of dlsssss,
ve wilt Includo it la onr »|Ul*f
coarse of tnataenft
And ss a farther inducement to ths
te tett oar Btatomeale, ve wtlL
during tho montha of October m
Vofember, ftre ihe satin conrae st
groatly reduced ratos. At ws hsve
tho best equipped sanitarium, aai
tho only ono of Its kind oa ths
Pacific Ooaat, lt will pay yoa U
Barristers, Solicitors, Notaries
Telephone Sey. 2401
Burnt Block,  18 Hastings St W.
Vancouver, B. O.
America, Local No. 178—Meetings held
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Studies in Evolution Postponed
Until Next Monday Night
U. S. Political Prisoners
Arrive at Ellis
(By the'Federated Press)
New York—Jacob Abrams, Hy*
Bian Lachowsky and Samuel Lip*
man, who, with the girl Mollle Stelmer, were sent to prison under long
sentences for protesting against
United States military Intervention
in Russia, have arrived at Ellis Island from the Federal penitentiary
nt Atlanta, after having served
nbout two years of their 20-year
sentences. Mollle Stelmer, who has
been confined in the Jefferson City,
Mo . penitentiary, will also have arrived ut Ellis Island-within a day
er two of the arrival of the three
wen .and they will soon have left
for RusPia under the terms of their
release by President Harding.
'A statement by Harry Weinberger, their attorney, calls attention
to the fact that the Political Prisoners' Defense and Relief committee of 857 Broadway, New Tork
dty, which has handled their case
from the beginning, ls ln urgent
Heed of funds to clothe them and to
tony their passage to Russia.
Samuei Llpman, Mr. Weinberger
nald, expects to join his dance,
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South China to Stand Pat
on Equal Representation Question
(By The Federated Press)
(Washington Bureau)
Washington.—Despite the administration's confident claim that
it has "reunited" or "harmonized"
South China with North China in
the forthcoming conference here on
Far Eastern affairs, by getting Dr.
C. C. Wu, son of Foreign Minister
Wu Ting Fans of-the South China
government, selected as one of the
four delegates of the Pelting government, the South China spokesmen here declare that there will be
no such settlement.
The present scheme has been definitely relucted by the government
at Canton. Dr. C. C. Wu is vice-
minister of foreign affairs at Canton and will presumably not break
with his government and his own
family in order to accept an empty
honor which ls hold to be an affront to South China.
For tho Invitation to Dr. C. C.
Wu has been tendered" through
none other than Robert Lansing,
former Secretary of State and one
of the signers of tho notorious
I_an_lng-Ishil agreement, under
which the special interest of Japan
In China was rocognhsed by the
Wilson administration. Lansing is
now counsel for the Peking govornment, which is in the pay of Tokyo.
The imitation did not go to the
South China govornment, but to
Dr. Wu, as an individual. He rejected thc Invitation when it was
first made, on the ground that he
was not Invited through his own
government and as a spokesman of
his own government—the government of Canton.
Despite oil propaganda to the
contrary, it moy be safely anticipated that South China will stand
pat on her claim to equal representation with Peking as the representative of the people of the republic
Frederlcton, N. B.—Every section of Canada is asking why the
Hon. F. B. Carvell, former membor of tho Canadian Government
nnd chairman of the national commission adjusting telephone rates,
should sit in Judgment on tho Bell
Telephone Company's application
for an increase when ho and L. B.
Macfarlane, president of the Bell
corporation, are both directors of
the New Brunswick Telephone
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"Current topics" are to be discussed at the educational meeting
of the Junior Labor League tonight, Nov. 4; at its meeting at 929
Eleventh avenue east. Candidates
for offlce in the next election of
league officers will also be heard
expatiating on the needs of the
workers in general, and of the
league in particular, and how they
propose to accomplish things for
the movement. All young people
are welcome to attend all meetings
of tho league.
The Spartacans (J. L. L.) defeated the Chinese Presbyterians
last Saturday at Cambie street by
2 to 1, They play Victoria Road
Juniors on Nov, 5 at 2.30 p.m. at
Tecumseh school grounds, Forty-
third and Commercial. The Spartacans are second in the alliance now.
Honorary membership in the Spartacan Football Club costs 25c, and
members of the team are waging
an energetic campaign to get honorary members. The club will hold
honiu socials later and the money
raised will buy the Jerseys and
other essentials.
There will be no meoting of the
League next Friday. The economic class will meet as usual at 3
p.m. ln the F. L. P. hall, 148 Cordova street. Sunday. For information regarding the league, phone
Fair. 1610 or Fair. 3028L.
Hot Campaign
in Nanaimo
(Continued from page 1)
parliaments, and likened the usual
political speech to so much giillery
Referring to the present systom
of society, the speakor briefly reviewed the process of capitalist production and exchange, demonstrat-
Ing how production was not carried
on for lho use and bonefit of the
society, but entirely for profit to
the owners. "Unless a profit could
he hnd from production Industry
camo to a standstill, nnd Industry
came to a standstill when thc market was overflowing with goods
which could not be sold," he stated. "The working class worked
for wages. But because of tho introduction of machinery to Industry, the value which the toilers
produced was far in excess of the
value they received in wages. Consequently, the workers could not
buy back all tho commodities
which their labor 'had produced,
and as tho working class constituted tho great majority of the community, the phenomenon of overproduction took place, tho market
was glutted with all the necessaries
of life, the productive process shut
down and the working class in the
middle of the abundance their industry had created . was starving. That was the cause of unemployment In this and all other
countries," he argued. "Tho solution lay with thc producing classes
themselves, and only by taking
thought and bringing thoir common
efforts and Intelligence to the subject would the problem be overcome."
In conclusion, tho speaker referred to tho necessity of educating
the working class to a true knowledge of tho forces of capitalism,
and to awake the dormant Intelligence of tho workers so that they
would bo ablo to cut loose from tho
degrading Influences that enslave
them under the present modes of
WING to Pender Hall being
engaged for a Hallowe'en
dance on Monday last, the
first study of Evolution will begin
Monday, November 7th at 8.
Man is today becoming a conscious factor in his evolution, and
if there was ever a time when the
workers should understand aomethlng of thc origin of history of
our race it Is now, for only applied
understanding can solve the industrial and economic problems at
hand and bring order out of chaos
and peace and plenty to mankind.
The starting point ln the study
of ourselves and our environment
must thereforo be: Where did the
worid como from, and when and
how did man arrive on this planet?
The ancient Jews handed down
their story of creation, and for
thousands of years this story haB
been accepted by the "wise and
mighty" of the Christian world,
and still school, pulpit and press
actually or passively endorse the
ancient accounts of how the world
and man came into being.
Science has another story of
creation written in rock, in dead
and living forms of life, in whirling Nebulae, in systems of suns
and planets, and this story of
science is vastly more marvelous
and inspiring than the tales _dt"
"noble lords and lovely ladles" or
myths of the ancient races.
Next Monday these two theories
of man und his environment will
be taken up.
Questions and discussions as usual.
Proceeds for the Fed. defence
Industrial Workers Give
Unstinting Support to
Oil President Charges Standard
Planned Mexican Revolution
(By Arthur Thomson.)
H. GRAY, President of the
National Association of
Independent Oil Producers, ln a letter recently made public, has charged that a pseudo-
revolution was recently planned
and executed in Mexico by the
Standard Oil Co. in order to em
barrass the Obregon Government.
The letter addressed to W. H,
Sproul, head of the Kansas OU and
Gas Producers' Association, in part
"Dear Mr. Sproul: I received
what you may accept as Uie authentic history of the Standard
Oil Co recent negotiations with
Mexico regarding an oil tax,
"Immediately after the Mexican
Government had issued a decree
placing an export tax on oil, car-
tain corporations, ' led .by the
Standard group, entered into a
boycott agreement, under which
they agreed to boycott all Mexican
crude, not to use it for three
months.   ,   .   .
'In addition to these plans, it
was contemplated to pull off a
small revolution to throw the fear
of God Into the Mexican Government. I am told that the hat was
passed around at Houston for contributions to the revolution to certain compnnies whose names up to
the present have not Seen Identified with the boycott. On schedule
time the Standard proclaimed the
boycott; that It would not Import
any more oil from Mexico until
the tax was taken off. All others
In the ngreement trailed ln behind the Standard.
"A loud noise was made In
Washington. The announcement
was mado that all tools be shut
down in tho Mexican district.
Word went out that conditions
were dangerous thore. A pseudo-
revolution was publicly proclaimed with a general in tho field of
command, 'The necessity for war
ships was pointed out to the State
Department at Washington. Presto! The navy ordered two warships to Tamplco, Meanwhile tho
revolution (there was one general
and fifty men) was ln full swing
in tho Paunco River district, Tho
Mexican Government promptly
sent a detachment of soldiers in
pursuit of the band of revolutionists, who surrendered upon proper
guarantee of safety, and made
confessions that they were merely
camouflaging for certain oil interests ln the United States, whereupon they were released and each
given the Croix de Guerre.   ,   .
'The flrst skirmish had resulted in a victory for tho 'oilers.'
However, it was announced the
boycott would be continued, notwithstanding the Washington Government had quietly decamped
from the scone of action,   ,   .
"By tho middle of August it became apparent that the Mexican
Government was going to be able
to hold out for a much longer per
lod without the tax thaan the boy-
cotters were without the oil.
"In other words, the Standard
crowd had reached tho conclusion
that Mexico could not exist without the primary tax on petroleum
and its products, and so by the
middle of August it became ap
parent that If the mountain would
not come to Mahomet, then Mahomet must go to tho mountain.
Therefore, it was determined to
send the heads of the leading companies which had entered Into the
boycott down to Mexico City-.and
there pray for forgiveness, and no
matter how cold might be their
reception, they could return to
their own country and say they
were well pleased with their visit
and had at last sueceeeded in per
suading tho Mexican Government
to allow them to pay the tax
quarterly instead of monthly.
"Tho revolution failed, the boycott failed, the Obregon Government had won tho battle, and there
was nothing for the boy cotters to
do but take off their hats, which
they gracefully, but grudgingly
Agrarian Government to
Provide Sickness
(BV the Federated Press)
(Washington Bureau)
Washington — Denmark, which
now has an agrarian party minis
try, put Into effect on Oct." 1 the
new law providing for Insurance
against sickness, as thc latest step
in her programmo of social insurance. The act, as explained in the
current issue of the Danish Foreign
Ofllce Journal, received at the Danish Legation here, provides that the
insurance fund shall come from
three sources—premiums paid by
the insured, contributions from
employers, legally required, and
contributions from the state and
from communities. Every member of the state subsidized sick
club is insured up to the age of 62
years, when the old age pension is
supposed to begin.
Invalidity requires a reduction
of earning power to one-third or
less. Smaller Impairment of earning power comes under the provisions of the Accident Insurance
Law. A court of five persons, two
of them medical experts, determines disputes as to the loss of
power to earn a livelihood. Only
persons of the artisan class, or of
similar economic status, are eligible to be Insured.
Washington,—Investigation by
a special committee on charges by
Senator Watson, Democrat, Georgia, that American soldiers ln
France were hanged without court-
martial or other trial, has been
ordered by the Senate by unanimous vote. The committee will be
appointed by tho president of the
Senate, and Senator Watson will
be Invited before lt to produce
Patronize  Fed  Advertisers.
Hulet Wells Makes Report
on Famine Conditions
(Federal Press Staff Correspondent.)
New York.—Russia, even in the
famine districts, ls remarkably free
from disorder, and the stereotyped
stories of disorders and "uprisings"
whloh still flnd their way into the
American press are absolutely untrue, according to Hulet Weils, of
Seattle, Wash., who has just returned from Russia, and in an exclusive interview has given The
Federated Press a summary of his
observations there.
"There is, of course," Mr. Wells
said, "still some oomplaining
among the peasants because the
government has requisitioned their
food surplus- during the last four
years to feed other sections, but I
think even the peasants in the remote districts understand now that
this has been a war measure and
was necessary. There has been
no conserted opposition to the food
requisitions because the peasants
realize that a counter-revolution
would deprive them of their land."
Among the industrial workers of
Russia, he said the spirit of cooperation and loyalty to the government has been extraordinary.
"Even the non-Communists," he
declared, "in every crisis Ijas rallied to the support of the government splendidly. What complaints
there have been among them have
been directed not against the government but against certain policies of the government—exactly as
Is true here and everywhere. It
Is more likely, as a matter of fact,
that the perfectly natural grumbling has been on account of the
uncertain state of the food supply.
"In every emergency demanding
their aotlve support tho Industrial
workers have given their services
and their energies without stint
to tho government, ..The severest
test of this sort waB the KronBtadt
revolt. Trade unionists who were
not Communists told me thut the
response of industry to the nation's
need was wonderful, Workers who
were dissatisfied and who bad been
making poor showings In production rushed into the factories and
did their utmost while the crisis
It is a mere truism now to say,
Mr. Wells remarked, that the Russian Soviet Government ls stable
and established unshakably. Thore
is no possible opposition party or
leader to head a counter-revolution.
Mr. Wells, who went to Russia
ns a correspondent for the Seattlo
Union-Record, left here April 1,
and left Moscow September 10.
He Is the most recent arrival from
there.and expects to start on a lec-
turo tour for Russian famine relief
about November 1.
With an official party, beaded
by President Kalinin of the All-
Russian Executivo Committee, and
accompanied by six other writers
and correspondents, he left Moscow
on August 12 and went down tho
Volga und through the famine district.
"'The reports of the suffering
and privation nre not exaggerated," he said, "except perhaps as to
tho area affected and the numbor
of peoplo starving or on the verge
of Htarvation. According to the
best information 1 could get, the
population of the famine stricken
districts probably does not exceed
fifteen million. Not all of this
population will require support,
but probabbly ten million will.
The American Relief officials
reached Moscow shortly before he
left, he said, and were being given
every assistance by the Russian
government. The Americans, he
said, expressed entire satisfaction
with the way in which the government transported the supplies at
that time.
"In the Volga district," he continued, "no outside help had arrived, although the government
was making every possible effort to
provide relief with the limited resources available.
"We found the streots of Samara
—as The Federated Press correspondent, Helen Augur, has described them—choked with refugees
from all the surrounding districts.
Wherever you looked you saw people dropping to tho ground helpless and too weal: to seek shelter.
They just lay In the dust waiting
for help, Some were too far gono
for help, Most of the children
were pitiable sights with their little
skeleton bodies and bloated stomachs and swollen limbs."
A special effort ls being made
by the government, he said, to
care for these children. They, apd
as many adults as possible, are
being transported to the moro
prosperous districts as rapidly as
trains can be provided to carry
The government, Mr. Wells added, has made a special effort to
get enough seed into the stricken
diatrlcts for fall planting, and this
task had been practically accomplished by the middle of September.
From Samara the party went by
boat down the Volga, stopping at
the towns and cities and some of
the villages along the way. Among
them '-were Saratov, Kamishin,
Tzarttzan and Astrakhan, Along
the lower Volga, where the population ia sparse, they found little
suffering, while in Astrakhan the
people rely largely upon fishing for
means of sustenance..
It was at this point that Mr,
Wells denounced the false stories
of polltlcial disorders and banditry along the Volga. Very few
trains, he said, have been attacked,
and no cases at all were found of
raiding the markets. There arc
two bands of bandits still operating
In South Russia, but their numbers
have  dwindled  and  they are  so
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Campaign  Meetings  for
S. P. of C. Are Arranged for
The propaganda mooting; held by
the Sociulist Party of Canada last
Sunday night in the Koyul theatre,
attracted the largest attendance of
any meeting sinco the Federal election campaign began.
The speaker of the evening wuk
W. A. Prltchard, who has been
busy for the pust month, touring
tho big Nanaimo constituency,
whieh he is contesting aB a candidate for the Socialist Party in the
forthcoming election.
During the courso of an address
lasting about an hour and a half,
the speaker dealt with the questions of arrested circulation of
wealth, the badly wrecked financial system, International credit
difficulties and the proposed cancellation of war debts. Tlio problems
which are now agitating the minds
of statesman and financiers are incapable of any solution by them,
he declared.
By simple language and easy illustration be explained and laid
bare the fundamental cause responsible for the huge accumulation of wealth. now in existence,
but unattainable by a distracted
world. A social environment once
progressive and in line with the
needs of a Bimple form of production featured by individual effort
and small co-operation, has now*
become obsolete, and constituted a
terrible menace td the life of society. . As the chick, nurtured and
grown within the egg, was impelled
by dire necessity to break through
the confining shell in order to obtain a new food supply, so lt was
with modern society. The domination of capital must be abolished
in 'order that a hungry world might
gain access to Its meana of existence. Tho speaker also quoted a
significant article recently contributed by Prof. Stephen Leacock of
McGill University, setting forth the
life and habits of the working class.
The Interpretation caused much
laughter and applause.
A masterly summing up of the
present world crisis nnd an appeal
for greater interest In social and
political life by the workers, concluded an address marked throughout with fino eloquence and tremendous Interest.
A few questions wore answered
at the close of the meeting.
Next Sunday night J. Kavanagh
will bo the speaker at the Royal.
On Tuesday evening J. D. Harrington will speak at the Ash hall,
Twentieth avenue and Fraser.
On Friday night, J. Kavanagh
will be the speaker at the Carleton
school, corner of Klngsway and
Joyce road, South Vancouver.
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London.—At the Sheffield conference of the Catholic Confederation ot England and Wales, it was
deolared that a Roman Catholic
could not be a Sooialist, and Catholic workers were urged to take
only a restricted part In the activities of their trade unions, C.
B. Diamond, of the Catholio Herald, denies this, saying that he
belongs to the Labor Party and
has been a Labor candidate, and
will continue ln this course until
prevented by some competent
Catholic authority, preferably the
Holy See. The above resolution,
he says, was passed by irresponsible individuals.
Riga.—In the three days' elections for. members of the Petrograd soviet, 705 Communists and
181 non-partisans have been chos-
The educational workers elected Includo Lenine, Kalentn, Lun-
acharsky and Gorky, while the
Petrograd Red Army voted unanimously for Trotsky,
closely pressed  that  they are  no
longer able to disturb rail traffic.
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