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The British Columbia Federationist Oct 3, 1919

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(vmI.°u?.T'V«.oo) 5*1.50 PER YEAR
Trades Council Decides to
Have Mooney Case
Aired Here
Dissolves Defense Committee—Organizing Is
Going on Apace
At laat night', moeting of the
Vanoouver Trades and Labor Couneil
J. B. Mooney, brothor of Tom
Mooney, wbo if atlll in gaol in the
V. S. A. aa a result of what it eon*
tillered a frame-up to discredit or
gnniied labor, wae asked to ■■> a
few words to the moeting. In rising
be aaid tbat he did not at this timo
want to (O into the details of what
It now known at tho Mooney caae,
but would liko to have tbe opportunity of giving the workort of Vancouver tome of tbe facts aa to the
labor movement in tlie Old Land,
be having been over thore in con*
neetion with the Mooney eaao, and
(bw tome information as to his
brother't eate. The couneil decided
tbat the executive should make ar.
raogementt for Uie holding of a
meeting on Sunday af tornoon in one
of tbe local theaters.
Munitions for Russia
Tbe executive reported tbat a wiro
bad been received from tho Seattlo
Longshoremen't Union calling attention to the fact tbat Steamer Delight, whieh tbe longshoremon had
refuted to load with munitions for
tbe Kolchack Oovernment in Si*
beria, waa leaving Seattle for Vancouvor, and requesting that thit in*
formation be conveyed to the local
Longshoremen't Unton. This had
been done and tbe executive recom
monded that tbe wire be filed. Tbe
lecretary reported tbat pragrss was
being made in the organization work
tbat was being carried on ond that
Chinese and Japanese workmen wero
anxious to join up with' organized
Oood Reporte on Organization
* The Organization Committeo  ro-
Krted that meeting, of that body
d been held and that it bad been
decided that the organization of the
Transport Workert would be tho
fint objective. It had been decided
tbat literature would bo tecured for
tbii object, and tbat tbe Loggers
kad undertaken to bear the exponto
I of printing. Tbe committee recommended that tub committeos be appointed in each industry to carry on
tho organizing work. The report of
the committee was adopted.
Dologato Winch, reporting for tho
Loggers, stated that ho did not
know whether tkey woro making
progreu or not, aa tbey bad lets
strikes on band thia week than they
had last. He iMted that the ttrike
It Chase wu progressing wtitfac-
Tho Engineer! and Millmen reported that they were taking' in from
ten to twenty new memben overy
meeting. Delegate Kavanagh sup-
dementing tbe report of Dolegato
winch with reapect to the Loggers,
Itated that at Princeton tbe tonti-
m.nt wat good, and that men were
joining up without solicitation, and
that returned men who had gone into that diatrict os railroad work
wero joining the Loggen. Be itated that be had visited Nelion and
that tbis place wai very apatbetie,
but that in Cranbrook they had a
paid-up membership of 1,475. Referring to the mlnen' itrike at Kim-
berly, be itated that Mr. Blaylock
of the Contolidated Company had
addreiied the men, and told, them
tkat in viow of the fact that tbe
eompany had to borrow $7,000,000 in
order to eitabliib a new smelter,
ttat tkey could not afford to pay
the raise aiked for. Ho laid that
Mr. Blaylock had not told tbe men
tkat the company bad made out of
diver from the Sullivan Mine alone
.1,000,000 in tke year 1918.
O.B.U. Mueh Alive
Delegate Midgley itated tkat lt
Wbb sot poitlbly tbe thing to re-
pnvi- nn t* eo.ua.. It. Oit- v'... bad
made tbe O.B.U. out to be, ke
•aid lt wai a very live corpse, and
tbat from Halifax in tbe Unit to
Frisco in tke Soutk tbe movement
wat making progreu. He laid that
in per capita tax and for tuppliet
the central executive bad recoived
about .3,000 in tbe month of September, and when It wai realized
tkat the per capita tax wat only 10
eentt per member per month, tbii
wai moit latlefactory. Beferring to
tbo Bait, be itated that many of tbe
Baiters organization! had boen waiting to eee if congreu would change
before taking action, but in view of
the fa«t that thie body had tbows
that it wai more reactionary tban
ever, tbey would now realize tbelr
Dologato Prltchard'reported that
he, with Bro. Johns, bad held meetings at Nanaimo asd Vietoria, and
that tbere were (00 membera at tbe
meoting in Nanaimo, and they had
to have an overflow mooting in Victoria. Ho particularly referred tb
Victoria and Itated that tbe movement wat very satisfactory in the
capitnl city.
Dissolve Defense Committee
Dolegute Midgley, in moving a
motion to .dissolve tho Defenie Committee, stnted that wben the committoe had boen formed, it wat for
tho purposo of taking caro of labor
meetings which were threatened with
disruption. Some individuals bad,
howover, tecured buttoni which wero
tbe badge of the committee and had
need them to locuro evidenco aguipet
tho Russian workers wbo were being
held under deportation proceeding!,
and thnt he waa of the opinion that
tho committee waa no longer neoel-
inry. He thereforo moved that tbe
committee bo dissolved and tbe button! collected and a list kept of
tbote tbat were not retursed, Tke
motion wot adopted;
Peculiar  Situation  Prevails at Swanson
Work Long Hours and
Straight Time for Sunday Work
Tour itrikes kave bees titltfac-
torily tattled thit week at the oamps
of McQougaa A McDonald, Beaver
Creek; Hemmingnn'i, Cowichan
Lake; New Ladysmlth Lbr. Co.,
East. Wellington, and Amickt Camp,
Thit atill leaves os band the Capilano Tbr. Co., Merrill Ring and
Moore, Duncan Bay; The Adams
River Lbr. Co., camps and inilli at
Chase, and tho Log Drive at Enderby; p. B. Anderson, Knox Bay;
Mainland Cedar Camp I, Thompson
Bound; Dahl * Falk, Village Bay;
in addition to which tbere ii the
itrike of tbe miners at Klmberly
and tbe Canada Coppor Corporation
at Allenby and Copper Mountain in
the Princeton District, whieh ii still
on the unfair list.
The employer! are making dos*
perate effort! to get icabi bot unsuccessfully, whilst on tbe other
hand the men on atrike are ablo to
hold out indefinitely owing to the
splendid support, financial and otherwise, being given them by tbe other
membera of the organizntion. Among
othen, Princoton membera tent in
1278, Jordan River Camp (9055 and
many othor contributors all of which
are acknowledged in detail in the
The itrlke at Chat, and the Enderby Drive it one of the mott important evor called in the province
and the solidarity of the men and
tho splendid way in whieh tbey bave
taken in band the organization of
the atriko activities will undoubtedly carry them to victory; The buainess meeting on Sunday pledgod all
necetsary support, Inanclal and
otherwise. It leemi itraage at this
time that it should be neceuary for
men to itrike to gain as eight-hour
day and decent living and working
At Swanson Bay whero tbe Whalen Pulp and Paper Coy. are mon*
archt of all they survey, tbere ex*
ists tbe usual conditions which are
to be found in company towns
whore capital reigns tupreme. Thi
mill and yard men work a minimum
day ot 10 hours, usually lt, at 40c
straight. Sundaya the same as leas
holy days. The bunk houses, whieh
aro unvontilated, contain 48 bunks,
two tiers high, a charge of .$2 a
month it made for bunk, blankets
and sheets, tbo latter being changed
about every 10 days. Tbe eompany
behoves in organization (for itt own
ond) and to have a T. M. C. A. man
in camp to act at guide, philosopher
and friend to the employoo, to prevont him from gotting unreasonable
in hia demnnd.. Being aatiafied witb
their aocial aervice organizer t**e
company ban everyone who would
nssist tho logger in getting better
conditions horo on earth, consequently overy union delegate is fired immediately he ia known. For a long
timo the logger, worked for tbii company without pay, often waiting
monthi to get dishonored cheques
cashed; sow that it is bettor fixed
financially, wby not see that it
cornea through with conditions equal
to that existing ulsewbere, by an
eight-hour day, .5 minimum and a
union camp.
How many loggen and construction camp workeri are there in the
Province I Some eitimate tbe number at 15,000, if thia ia correct,
where are tbe otber 4,000 employed
who are not in the L. W. I. U.t And
what arc tbe 11,000 who are members doing to let tbeie 4,000 get the
benelta which bave roaultod from
tbe formation of the organization
without contributing to the cottt
Why ahould a camp having anion
conditions permit five or ten per
eent. be tbere without a eardl Let
tbat type of men go asd work by
themielvei in eainpi of tke type of
tke C. P. B. at Tahk or in lome of
•imiler itandard in tbe Prince
Oeorge and coait districts. If there
are 16,000 camp worken is tke
Province then let that be the membenhlp of tkli organization before
tbe end of tbe year. It'a up to tke
Will Endeavor to Clean
Up Some Mental
Active locial forcei work exactly
like natural forces: blindly, forcibly, deatructive, ao long aa wo do
not undentand, and reckon with,
them. But when osee we understand them; wben once we grasp
their aetion, tbeir direction, their
effects, it depend* only upon ourselves to lubject them moro and
more to our will, and by meant of
tham to reach our own ends. Professor Leacock never wrote thli, but
Frederick Engels did, many yean
ago. Tbe object of the Marxian Soclaliit ii to arouie the working clau
from their mental lethargy, itart
them thinking, if pouible. "BUI"
Pritchard will endeavor to brutb
away a few cobwobi next Sunday at
8 p.m. Questions and dlicussion is-*
vited.   Doort open 7.30.
Imperial Veta Chango Headquartera
The Imperial Veterans of Canada
Association bas changed iti heed-
quarters from tbe Bower Building
to 437 Hastings Stroet Weit, next to
Robinson's Upstain Olothet Shop.
Commodious elub rooms are being
rapidly got into shape and furnished and all Imporial eVterans will be
at all times welcome. Mr. Boberts
tb. secretary of the local branch,
bas bohind bim a capable end energetic oxecutive and tbe Imperials
are determined tbat their sorvicps
ahall bo recognized in a suitable
Made a New Becord Paring the
Put Week in Signing Up
Mew Memberi
Tbe construction unit of tbe O. B.
U., with headquartera at old Knox
Church, 152 Cordova itreet oalt,' il
continuing to moke good progress.
At. far at the signing up of. new
mombors* is concerned ,laat week waa
a record. The secretary, M. J.
Pritchard, can be found dally at the
headquartera ,and can give information to any worker engaged in any
branch of construction work, tuch aa
ships, buildings, bridges, docks, railroad!/ etc. ,
Tho regular mooting! aro held oa
Monday of eaoh week ,at 8 p.m. All
memberi aro particularly urged to
attend on Monday, October 13th, as
on that night there are tr no offlceri
to elect, and tbey want a large and
repreaentatlve meeting.
Dick Johns Win Be Supported by Bray and
TWo   Defense   Meetings
Held Last Sunday
in Victoria
Dick Johns, B. E. Bray and W. A.
Pritchard will bo tho speakers at a
mass meoting to bo hold in tho
Avonuo Thoatre noxt Tuesday ovening. Tlie subjoct will be tho Winnipeg striko ,and tho aftermath, und
its meaning to tho working class of
the Dominion. Dick Johns has not
yot had an opportunity to address a
Vancouvor audienco since ho spoke
at tho Empress Theatre, but ho will
be given a chanco on Tuosday next.
LoBt Sunday ho spoko at two meetings in Victoria, and was woll ro
ceived. Everybody should turn out
to this mooting. The doors will be
open at 7:30 p.m., and the chair will
be taken promptly at 8 o'clock.
Thia will bo the last opportunity
of hearing Johns, as he is leaving
for the East on Wednesday.
General Teamsters ft Chauffeurs,
Local 665
Bro. M. H. Philp tendered his resignation as recording socrotary, at
tho last meeting, owing to having
bought a farm in Washington. It
was accepted with regret, and nil
the mombers were united in wishing
him good luck and good crops in his
now venture. Employment amongst
tho mombors is good ,and tho last
few days tho local has boon unablo
to UU nil tho orders received for men,
Convention Delegates Expected Back in Time
to Report Monday
The strike of electricians in the
city is practically over. The new
scale of $8 por day has been agreod
upon by all the .city firms with the
exception of five, which leaves about
ten journeymen still o^i strike It
is only a mattor of timo before theie
will bo working at the new scale.
Business Agent Morrison and J.
E. Dubborly, delegates from Local
213 to tho New Orleans convention
aro oxpectod to bo back by the end
of tho week and will in all probability have an interesting report
to make to tho meeting on Monday
Meat Cutters and _aamamm^-___a-.
The Meat Gutters and Butcher
Workmon's union will meet next
Tuesday in the Labor .Temple. Bome
discussion is looked forword to ou
tho wago scale and tho membership
Is given a hearty invitation to attend this mooting.' If fhe wife has
somo doubts about where you arc
going lust show hor this notice and
sho will no doubt hastily inform you
that your duty to yourself and fellow workers muat bo looked after
and that you ean havo hor permission to go.
ttw business Aarart
Winter Danoe Programme Starts Sn
JXO.O.F. HaU, 6th and Main
"v* Tonight
|tiss C. Mollyneaux has been elected' by Telephone Operators Local
77i I. B. E. W. to fill the offlce of
business agent loft vacant by tho
resignation of Mrs. Buchanann.
. Mrs. Buchanann was an active
Worker on behalf of the loeal but
found that the office work interfered
too much with her household duties
and becauso of this was compelled
to resign.
'■ - The winter programme of dances
Under the auspices of the loeal commences tonight and will be held
evory othor Friday during the winter
in the I.O.O.F. HaU at 6th and Main.
When you purchase anything—tell
the salesman that you patronise
The B. C, Federationist advertisers.
K So You Should Be in
Attendance at Sunday's Meeting
An organization mooting of Mine,
Mill and Sracltermon Interested in
the Ono Big Union will bo hold in
the Loggers' HaU at 61 Cordova St.
W., on Sunday afternoon, October
», at 3 o'clock. ThiB meeting is be-
I ing hold for the express purposo of
Solidifying the workors of British
Columbia and ovory man who works
hi this partieplar branch of indue-
tty should be iu attendance at this
Patron'ze Our Advertisers,
Tlie advertisors in tho Foderationist have shown their desiro to have
yoyr patronage. They havo elso
shown that thoy aro not a party to
'%uy boycott of tho papor. When you
peed clothing, shoos or groceries,
4*'»tal work, or anything elso. Look
through our advertisements, you will
■tad what .you want and by patron-
hung our advertiser.) you assist the
Meeting of Carpenters Tonight
Tho carponters are holding a mass
meeting tonight to discuss tho wago
schedule, and tho offer of tbe era-
Many Contribute
Many individuals have contributed
to tho Defense Fund recontly, and
loc^l Socialist organizations in tho
United States have made handsome
donations. A full list will be pub'
lished as soon as the trial is ovor.
Much more money will be needed bofore the end, and ovory dollar
counts. Everybody should got in
and help.
11,000 who are already organized to
deeide whether the eamps shall be
100 per eent. organized or not.
will be held in the
Avenue Theatre
Johns, Bray and Pritchard
Collection for Defenie Funds
Doors open 7.80. Chair will be taken 8 p,m.
'fe'.t-fr+i'tfi" fii'i"! .■»ii»**i..»'iiiiii|ll|ll|ii|iii-«'s«iie in|ii|inni i>ni i|iiiii|ii»hh»i>»i|i.|.«ih.i
Transport Unit of O. B. U.
Includes Auto
The above unit of the O. B. U.
hold a lively and most Interesting
meeting on Wednesday evening. This
unit comprises Teamsters, Warehousemen and Auto Mechanics, in
fact, any occupation incidental to
the handling or hauling1 of freight.
Tho subjoct which caused most discussion wus tho agreement with the
Goneral Cartage Association. This
agreement has now expired, and un
loss tho teamsters and chauffeurs got
together into a real live, progressive
organization, thoy cannot expect
thoir pay envolope to keep pace with
tho ever-increasing cost of living.
How about it, Bro. Teamsterf
Next Wednesday ovening, tho
meeting will be addressed by B. E.
Bray of Winnipeg. Comrade Bray
is one of the "eight'.' who aro out
on bail ,nnd he is suro to have some
thing to say about that will be worth
your whilo to lioaf.»
Tho meeting will be opon to any
wage-earner engaged in tho transport industry, whethor ho be international or still unorganized. Don't
forget tho date, Wednesday, Oct. 8,
in the old Knox Church ,152 Cordova
stroot east.
Organization Meeting to
Be Addresed by
An organization meeting of mill
workers will bo held in Boom 401
Labor Temple on Sunday, the 8th
inst., commencing at 2 p.m. The
moeting is being held under the auspices of the Vancouver Trades aud
Labor Council and tho Enginoers and
Mill Workers Unit of the O.B.U.
W. A, Pritchard and sevoral other
mombors of tho working class will
address the meeting and all mem-
bore should givo tho meeting a boost
by having as mnny of thoir follow
workers who aro employed in mills
attend same.
Metal Trades Council
The Metal Trades Council, at its
regular mooting, held Wednesday
evening, endorsed the resolution presented by tho B. O. Fedoration of
Labor regarding an increase in pensions for widows and orphans. It
also endorsed a resolution favoring
a gratuity for mechanics who were
sent overseas but who, upon their
return, wcro left to toko care of
themselves and families without any
aid from tho governmont, as was
given to men ln tho ranks.
Jioggees Again Contribute
The Loggers Union has contributed another handsome donation to
the Defense Fund this week.   The
amount Is 1879.60.
Council Arranges Meeting
For Sunday at
3 p.m.
The exocutive of the Trades and
Labor Council, acting under the instructions of last night's meeting,
has arranged for a public meeting
in tho Empress Theatre on Sun-day
of tornoon at 3 o 'clock. J. B. Moonoy
who hns just returned from tho Old
Land,,will speak on the Old Country
labor movement, and the Mooney
cnso. Tho chair will be tnkon by
V, It. M-idgley. The expenses of thr
meeting will be taken from tho- collection and tho balance divided botwoen tho Winnipeg nnd tho Moonoy
licfunso Funds.
Longshoremen Will Show
Appreciation of Sailors'
Action in Strike
The Vancoouver Longshoremen aro
making arrangements for a banquet
in honor of tho crew of tho Makura,
who at the time of tho goneral atriko
•tood loyal to their comrades on tho
waterfront. It it not definitely
known juit what tho dato will bo
for the Banquet, as thi. will depend
largely on the date of the arrival of
the lukura, but it i. oxpectod that
it will ba either on the 8th or tho
9th of Octobor. The definite location of the function i. alao held up
owing to tho uncertainty of the day
of the steamer', arrival, but it will
either in the Lester Court, or tho
Dominion Hall. Following the banquet, there will be a smoker in tho
Longshoromon'a Hall.
Eoturn Defense Oommltte. Badges
All member, of. the Defenso Committoe formed eome months ago to
take care of labor meetinga are requested to return' their badges to J.
wood, aeeretary of the Trade, and
Labor Couneil, Boom £10 Labor
Temple, aa soon aa possible. Thit
committee being dissolved at last
night', meeting of the council.
A Live One
During last week-end, while ln
Viotorla, R. J. Johns of- Winnipeg
secured 96 subscriptions to tho 0. B.
U. Bulletin, published in Winnipeg.
Some dead organization; wondor
what it would be if it wae alive!
Federationist    Criticized
At Trades and Labor
Council Meeting
Vancouver Man Will Tell
How Things Stand in
Prairie City
Collection Over Expenses
Will Go to Strikers'
Defense Fund
J. 8. Woodsworth, minister, longshoreman, temporary oditor of tho
Wostorn Labor Nows, one of His
Majesty's guosts at Winnipeg and
Strikers' Defense Fund speaker, will!
Wife and Child of Union
Man Killed by
Many delegates expressed their
disapproval of the attitude of tho
B. C. Federationist in playing up the
O. B. U. in its columns at the Inter-
national Vancouver Trades and Labor Couneil meeting on Thursday
The discussion arose out of a question by a delegate from the Dairy
Employees' Union who wanted to
know if the Federationist was an 0.
B. U. paper or an A. F. of L. In
replying a delegate stated that Manager Wells had informed him that
ho was doing the best he eould and
that if the International unions did
not report their activities, that it
was not the fault of the Federationist, Another delegate stated that the
front page of the paper was always
filled up with O. B. U. stuff and that
cartoons knocking Imperialism that
appeared from timo to time would
give an outsider or a newcomer to
the city an idea that Vancouver was
a hot O. B. U. town.
A woman delegate from the Gar'
ment Workers stated that the best
thing the workers could do would
be to oall the bluff of tho managor
and threaten to quit taking it. Del.
Russell of the Steam and Operating
Enginoers stated that tbe managor
had refused to publish a letter that
was signed by men in his union,
while another delegate stated that,
tho only thing to do was to got a
paper of their own as there was
enough organizations in the city to
support a paper. Ono delegate stated that all the capitalist papers in
the country wore fighting the International so it was impossible to look
to them for support, and at this
juncture the discussion was eut
short by the chairman.
Credentials were received from
Soft Drink Dispensers and Bakery
In rpely to a lotter from tbe Coun-
cil regarding increased compensa
tion for widows and orphans, a let
ter was received from Premier Oliver
stating that certain recommendations
would bo presonted to the governmont which would receive serious
A letter from the Steam Shovel
and Dredgc'men 's Union was read
asking the council to endorse its
wage scale.   Owing to a grievance
un 'PEG
Gives History of Causf
of the General
arrive in Vancouvor this week end, - InteTimt,oS,, tho „-„•„„ n.a8
and on Sunday evening will be tho „„, affll,at(M, „*.,, ,h counciI d
speaker   nt   the   Fc^d   Labor ,,,*„ b,,      ,h a   ,„,,
Party moeting in tho Columbia The* i tabled
atre. Comrado Woodsworth has boon
Bakery Driven Local 871
Mombers will plense note that owing to Thanksgiving coming on moeting night, the regular mooting will
bo held Monday next, at 8 p.m., instead of tho following Monday.
For record puiposee, wa desire to
have six coplos of Nos. 2-16 and 18
of tho Btrike Bulletins. Readers who
have kept these copies will confer a
favor by sending us thli number of
tho above issues.
First on Programme of
Ex-Soldiers and Sailors
Labor Council
The first smoker on tho winter programme of tho Ex-Soldiers and Sailors Labor Council will bo held in
tho Old Knox Church, 152 Cordova
Stnet East on Friday evening, October 8, commencing ot 8 o'clock.
The tickets are 50c each and all
workers and ex-service mon aro invited. Persons wishing to take part
in the programme are requested to
rin touch with H. J. Pritchard,
the offico at 152 Cordova Street
Special to Fed Readers
The Victor Clothes Shop is this
week offering a reduction of ten dollars to any purchaser of a special
cuit or overcoat who mentions the
Fedorationist. This is a placo whoro
you csn assist the Fod and show
an adverti/cr that it pays to advertize in labor's papor, and at the
samo time save ton dollars. Soo thoir
ad for particulars.
A corporal attached to American
troops in Siberia has beon arrested
and flogged by some cosiock troops
who aro opposing tho Soviet troops.
It is considered the most sorlous
situation since the American troops
wont into Siberia.
addressing mootings for tho Defense
Fund in every towq possible botweon
Lothbridgo and Vancouver for tho
past threo wooks. Comrado A. S.
Wolls, secretary of the B. C. Defenso
Fund, will also mako a special appeal for tho Fund. As the Columbia
only holds some 950 peoplo, arrangements havo beon mado with the management of the National Theatre,
noxt door, to hold an overflow meeting if necessary.
Mrs. J. A. Clarko wilt take the
chair at the Columbia. Doors open
nt 7:00; piano rocital by Mr. Julian
Haywood at 7:30. Chair at 8:00
o 'clock.
Tho Federated Labor Party Sundsy School will begin its winter
meetings on Sunday next in Oranvillo Hall, 641 Granvillo Street, at
2:30 p.m. This school is one which
every working man and his family
should attend and support. Competent teachers, a good programme, song
books from tho British Lubor Party,
nre features of this year's school
aad all mako for a successful season.
Although the F. L. P. was originally organized for tho education and
cultivation of the head, for the bonefit of thoso wbo wish to cultivate
tho use of their pedal extremities
a dance will bo held in O'Brien Hall
on Thursday noxt. Whist, 8 p.m.,
dancing, 0:30 to 12 p.m. The tickets
aro 50c for gentlemen and 25c for
ladies. Thc committee's slogan is
"Everybody elso will bo thero, get
there yoursolf."
When  through  with   this paper,
pais it on.
A communication from the Engineers aud Mill Workers' Union of the
0. B. U. protesting against the action ot Businoss Agont Busscll of
tho International Steam and Operating Engineers in supplying a man on
a steam roller job at less than thc
union scale was filed. In replying
to this charge, Delegate Russell informed tho council that tho Engineers and Mill Workers were misinformed, in as much as the man was
getting $7.80 per day which was 00c
nbove the scale for this particular
job, whieh calls for a fourth class
Thc committee attending the mootings of the Unitod Service Council
roportod that the U. 8. C. was going
to tako activo participation in public affairs and among itB plans wcro
the boosting of proportional representation for civic elections, supporting tho hill which aims at doing
away with political patronage, the
abolition of the proporty qualifications in civic elections, and thc selection of aldermanic candidates.
Under thn heading of reports from
unions, Del. Kussell statod that
things wero going along satisfactorily and that a number of his organization, who had just arrived
from Winnipeg, informed him that
thc International Steam and Operating Enginoers wero 100 per cont.
strong in Winnipeg snd that the
othor unions wero getting baek thcir
membership fast snd that thc snmo
thing was happening right across the
Dol. Showier stated that a man
from  Prince   Rupert had Informed
him that tho Prinoe Rupert workers
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Sunday Afternoon
at 3 o'clock
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Scathing Denunciation of
Government's Prussian Methodi
Roger Bray, of Winnipeg, was the
speaker at the Columbia meeting on
Sunday, introduced by Chairman A.
S. Wells as "a man who wu overseas fighting for democracy, but had
found ne had not achieved it in bis
own country."
Deliberately defiant, defiantly deliberate, Comrade Bray addressed
himself specifically to the government spies and spotters. "They're
horo," he said. "I know they're
here. No man ever appeared on a
platform to tell tho truth this Ust
four years, bnt what the spies of a
rotten, discredited government have
been placod there by their masters.
(Applause.) I want evon the rattlesnake family to hear what I say, and
take it baek, word for word, to their
masters. Take back my words,
evory one of them, to your masters,
and tell them the workors defy tho
whole host of the capitalists, wherever they are.''
The speaker declared that he was
'surprised and shocked" on hin
visit here, and that "Billy Prltchard was nearly heart-broken when
ho bow tho apathy in Vancouvor."
He wanted to start them thinking
whether they were doing what they
ought to do. They hnd swallowed
the lying capitalist roports of woat
happened at Winnipeg; but ii they
just reversed the situation, they
would be hearer the truth.
Long boforo last 15th of May—in
fact, two yoars baok—the Winnipeg
Board of Trade, composed of ths
manufacturers and big interests ol
tho city, decided to extend thoit
scope. Thoy canvassed every employer to come into that organization, "to fight tbe encroachments ol
organized labor," and enrolled them
to the extent of 85 por eent,
Aa to the question "why they had
sueh a bone-head for mayor in
Winnipeg," the speaker explained
that they wore between tke devil
and the deep sea, the choico being
between the Board of Trado eandi
date and Charlie Oray. '' They
know ho was wobbly—hadn 't much
backbone—but thoy thought h«
couldn't be any worse than tho devil
thoy knew."    (Laughter).
In tho spring of this year the organized motal trades and building
trndes employoes submitted their
domunds and schedules to be operative from the 1st of Kay. The
"holy trinity *f irOnnHWtcrs" refused to deal With thesl; Mt of ihtm
declared he would sell ov&oy brick
of his property rather thu be dictated to by any labor union. Tho
Building Tradtp Cbuncll mogiiisrd
tho men's demands as fair and juat,
but dared not grant them, becauso
the big financial interests refused to
finance their operations if they did.
The press never told them anything
about that, did theyf
Tho Trados nnd Labor Council
thon askod every organisation as to
a strike, and thoro was a general
agreement to como out—"except
that old Tnry concern known as the
Typographical Union." The striko
wus dictated from the very bottom,
through tho ballot of the rank and
It wns hoped that the threat of a
strike would bo sufficient; and, even
on the night preceding tho men's
representatives expressed themselves
willing to do all thoy could for
pesco if Mayor Gray or Premier
Norris could get a similar expression
from tho othor side. This being impossiblo, Winnipeg thon received its
"flrst great, grand, and glorious
proof of tho solidarity of labor."
Tho workers piled out—men, women
nnd kids"—enme out with a smile.
Even thoso who hud nover been
affiliated refused to "scab"; telephone girls, laundry girls, every
branch of industry camo out. It
was a sight to bo seen.
Then the vested interests knew
whut thoy wero up ngainst; ami tho
workers realized thut they alone
counted in tho production of wealth.
To soe that the workers did not go
short of tho necessnrlcs of life, the
striko committeo was formed. Finding it necessary to BBk the bakers,
milkmen, etc., to go back to work,
thoy had to give them something
"to show they wore not scabbing.'1
Henco tho famous card: "By authority of the strike committee."
And they all with ono accord began to cry "Soviet!" and "Bolshevism!"    (Laughter.)
Then tho Board of Trade, Mnnu*
fncturers' Association, bankers' or*
ganixation, Retail Merchants' Association, and tho largo and small fry
of the legal fraternity, all got busy
and formed thoir Citizens' Committee of Ono Thousand, of which thoy
were aftorwurds ashamed to own
themselves members. They got out
a sheot "which puts to nlmmo even
the Vancouver Sun." (Applause.)
It took four weeks' dctoctive work
to find out who were tho editors.
With damnable, deliberate lies, issued on a Sunday—"and they're all
church members" (laughter.—it
turned its broadsides against every
man who hnd voiced tho interests
of thc workers.
The speaker went on to narrate
how Senator Robertson took his information from Andrews and company, and issued his ordors without
hearing tho labor side; also how
"Slippery Culdor," two weeks be-
foro the strike, hnd askod two members of the Dominion exeouttve of
the G.W.V.A. how many of their
mon thoy could roly on as special
police or striko militia, and how,
without a word of consuro for tho
employers or sympathy with tho
workers, tho bald statement was
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Does  Not Think  Much
of Australian
Mr. Poter Simonoff, We Bolshevik
consul-general of Australia—and a
personal friend of tho Australian
representative of this journal—was
released from prisun in Australia
duriug the last weok of July, after
hnving served a six months' term of
imprisonment imposed on him for aa
alleged breach of the Australian War
1'recuuntiom. Act,
. Chatting with the Australian rep*
resentative of this journal he sayi
that the treatment handed out to
prisoners, especially political prisoners in the Australian gaols is not the
kind of treatment that is to bs desired. During hiB incarceration he
was appointed gaol librarian and
storekeeper becauso of his good behaviour—and that, he declares, waa
bad enough. Ho states that special
caro wa9 taken to provent Mb coming into contact with other prisoners in the two Australian gaols in
which he was incarccratod—doubtless the authorities feared he might
propound ins Bolshevik ideas within
the four walls of the prison.       \
Australian Workers Declare That There Is
* No Peace
The following manifesto is issued
officially by tho Social Democratic
leaguo in Australia asd addressed
to the "Comrades of the Proletariat:"
"For 4% yean blood-so.akod Armageddon has raged, and now, by
government proclamation, you are
compelled to celebrate a 'victorious
peace/* The irony of it,       •
"From thousands of miles across
tho seas there comei to this land of
AustraUa the vision of a group of
aged -men, steeped in conservatism,
representative of the ruling class of
France, America, Italy and England,
croaking solemnly over a sot of conditions drawn up for the object of
bringing to an end tho hideous
slaughter as though they had not
borne their full share in tho common
responsibilities for the prolongation
of such.
To this doddering compact the
representatives of the ruling elass
of an allegedly vanquished Gormany
have placed their aristocratic signatures in acceptance thereof. Thus
you, the working clau, owe commanded by your govornment representatives of your ruling class to don
festive garb on the 19th day of July,
1910, and to rejoice and to be glad
and to celebrate—what! A "victorious peace."
Poaco. That mockery. Rejoice and
be fflad.  What ghastly hypocricy.
Peaco—when millions of your
brother workers of the world, who
have gasped out their dying breath
in a welter of blood in the interests
of their masters, yot llo half-rotted
to protestingly she_ their pestilential influence upon thoso who yet
Poaco—when disease and starvation are rife in your midst; when
the very children stricken with the
plague that comos from tho half-
buried soldier corpses, sob out their
young lives in a lowing wailing for
Peace—when the armies of France
Amorica and England are, without
declaration of war, socking to destroy the newly-won liberties of the
Bussian workors.
Peace—when mon and women —
aye, and children—soldiers of the
industrial army, aro daily maimed
and broken in the fields, the factories and the workshops, where
they are drivon by every effort imaginable to speed on tho production
of profits, profits, profits, for the ex*
plotters of thcir labor powor.
Peace—when throughout the world
the soldier who was lured into the
belief that he was playing his part
in the recent bloody orgy in order
to mnke the world "safe for democrncy," now raises his hands in supplication for a master to purchase
tne shattered remnants of his energy
In order that ho may. get brend—
when tho loved of his womenfolk
nro scourged in the streets by hunger, to lurltingly offer up for sal*
thoir sot within the very shndnw
of tho edifies of tho vultiire profiteers who have feasted and grown
fat upon the bloody spoils of war.
Peace—when tho priees of foodstuffs are being raised, and tho necessities of life being cornerod with
a revolting disregard of the suffering caused,
?rnc>e—when armed foreos are being used to coerce tho peoplo of India, Efitvnt on& Ireland with a bru-
tal'ty before unknown.
Pence—when ft blockade, whose
ono object Is starvation, continuos
agninst. a country nllegedlv to have
been crushed into sub mi its ion.
Penco—when rovolt is tho order of
the tiny, nnd only by strike enn the
workers hopo to wring from their
exploiters tho pittnne* that thoy
dare to elnim as rightfully theirs.
Peace—It Is a hollow mockery.
There enn ho no peace whilo the
present system of society exists, In
whieh the privileged few live on tho
exploitation and misery of the many.
Comrades of tho Proletariat,
nwnke, Blse in your might and shake
off the shnckles that bind you.
"Kmnncipntlon from Wage Slav-
ery." That Is tho cry of the working class. Throughout tho world it
is ringinu nnd it will not bo silenced.
Hern in your midst the class war
—the only war thst concerns you—
is rncinff in all its terrible intensity
nnd. stnnd'nff ns one, regardless of
etnpiren nnd frontiers, ye will form
a bnHlefrnnt fhe pates'of ItcH shall
not provnil agninst.
For rocord purposee, wo desire to
havo six copies of Nos, 2-10 and 18
of tho Striko Bulletins. Readers who
have kept these copies will confer a
favor by sending us thla number of
the abovo iseuee.
A Frightened Premier
"Th. government bate don* tWr^di
belt to giy. direction. Let all' who
will man tlie boat, and .are the nation." Thut doei Oreat Britain'!
Prime Minister, faced with the appalling legaey of the war and the
inadequacy of hie own government
to handle it, appeal for united action
by his countrymen to accomplish the
task of reconstruction. The speech
is the speech of a politician, not an
economist. Thoro is, to be sure, no
word of Ireland, aud nono of Bussia. Tho promier Bays little of the
peace and its terms; he would fain
has his hearers forget the wild indemnity promises of tho election
campaign. Ho doe. lip servioe to
disarmament, saying with truth that
it ii essential to anything but a
sham league of nations, and to Qreat
Britain's economio salvation as well.
But the body of his addreu it devoted to tho humdrum question of how
the people are to main a living in
the little island at the gate of the
seas. Though it is an economio question, Mr. Lloyd Oeorge dealt with
it essentially at a politician. Adequate policiet ht has none; ytt he
can no longer ignore certain disagreeable facts, and te ht at latt
lookt thtm in the face. Hla example
it to bt commended to high-placed
politicians on this sidt of the water.
The war, according to the premier,
cost Great Britain 40,000,000,000
pounds, and left a national debt of
7,800,000,000 pounds, betidet an annual pension roll of 100,000,000
pounds. Of tht 4,000,000,000 pounds
worth of foroign securities held In
Britain when the war broke out, tht
finanoial strain of the conflict compelled the selling of a fourth, and
the borrowing, besides, of 1.200.000,-
000 pouuds in tho United States and
Canada. How large a part of tht
1,800,000,000 advanced by the British to the continental allies will ©ver
be recovered is, at we long ago indicated, problematical. Estimated
governmont expenditure for the current year it 1,435,000,000 pounds,
a full forty per cent, of tht national income as figured by Edward
Crammond. Publie and private extravagance Is rampant, as alwayt in
the wake of war; production in some
important lines, notably eoal, hat
been decreasing alarmingly; tho feeling between employer and employee
is exacerbated to a degree well nigh
unprecedented. Small wonder that
Oreat Britain's leading politician
warns hit countrymen of. impending
ruin. _ .,-
Yot his words are only those,of .a
political opportunist. An economist
would not simply point to last year's
adverse trado balance of 800,000,-
000,000 pounds, contrast it wjtha
pre-war. normal or about onc-.lxth
that amount, and then exclaim tragically, "We must bridge the chasm,
or at the bottom of it it ruin." Li-
stead, he would indicate that prions
have more than doubled sineejuM*
(largely by reason of bad financing),
and that eight hundred millions today mean less than halt that amount
meant before tho war. He would
point out that despite the almojt insuperable difficulties in the way of
trade at present, the first ilx monthi
of this year, ai compared with the
corresponding period of 1018, ihow-
cd a reduction of the unfavorable
balance at the ratt of 123,000,000,-
000 pounds a year—a surprisingly
good beginning. Comparing the same
six-months periods, he would show
that out of a J increase of 65,000,000
pounds in imports, no less than 51,-
000,000 pounds roprcsent the raw
materials demanded by Britain's on-
marching industries; that British exports, on the other hand, roso by
"",000,000 pounds; and that re-exports, representing the highly important entrepot trade, jumped from
17,000,000 pounds to 85,000,000
pounds—230 por cent. Instead of
indicating stark ruin, trade figures
easily available te the prime ministor
ahow that despito all difficulties the
trade wherby Britain lives it rapidly
[igwXBS^^eWe^^ Soldiers and Sailors Can-
readjustments it only the government will leave commerce free, and
lemandt of Britiih labor, whieh It
pretty plainly cannot, lt it to be observed that it wonld do no more
than shift the burden of royalties;
for the government must somewhere
flnd tht money to buy the mineral
rlghta. Labor has taken strong
ground in favor of nationalization,
and a bitter fight is te be expected
over tbis issue.
Historically, thl situation ia highly interesting. A decade aince, Mr.
Lloyd Oeorge, at that time denounced by his present supporters as a
radical demagogue, countered the
Chamberlain scheme of protection
and preference by a plan, far-reaching for tho England of that day, ot
taxation of land values—and the
radical Lloyd George won. Today, a
tory Lloyd George embraces a schome
of protection and preference, and
rejects the radical demand for nationalization of mines—a demand
which, by comparison with the Lloyd
Oeorge proposals of 1909, shows how
far British thought has travelled in
ten,years. Adroit politician that ho
it, ean the prime minister today lead
the forcei of reaction as successfully at he once led the host, of re-
form! The lines of (hi political battle-front ut beginning to takt
Tht proposals adumbrated by Mr.
Lloyd George for a forty-eight hour
week and a living wage, joined with
a system of joint Industrial councils,
art in themselves no more serious
than his homily on spending less and
producing more. Important and significant aa the proposals are, they
do little more in reality than givo
registration to industrial changes al-
reader accomplished in essence by
working-class action outside parliamentary ehannels. The homily states
an unpleasant truth that mult be
recognized by all classes in England
if disaster is to be avoided, but evon
if tht government itself were not
tht worst tinner, the exhortation
would have little effect on the premier's hearers. If British industry
is suffering, from extravagance and
sabotage, whether of employors or of
employeos, the trouble Is not to be
cured by sermons. Bobert Smillie is
quotod as saying, "Wo could produee
enough in less than a six-hour day
if we wert not producing to make
millionaim." The statement touches
the heart of Britain's economic
troubles. Laborers and capitalists
are so mutually suspicious as to make
impossible effective co-operation in
the staggering task, confronting
them. Tht problem is Indeed one of
production, but adequate production
apparently cannot in Britain 'i preient temper be obtained save by a
distribution whieh euti ont tht in-
equltiet to long incorporated in her
industrial lift, thus satisfying all
concerned that they are getting what
thay deierve.
Mr. Lloyd Oeorge'■ address gives
no indication that he has so much
as aeen thit problem. Hii failure
mark, him as belonging to an Induitrlal and looial order that is rapidly
passing away. His tariff jugglery, it
covered with a proper camouflage
of industrial decomraoy my for for
the time being enablo him to hold
hla plat* at a leader of that order
bnt it la not In such leaden that
English'i hope lies. Leaving tho
premier fearful and uncomprehending in tho midst of the ruin his own
hands have helped to work, the British democracy will trun Itself to
other mtn and other measures. But
it must gird np iti loins for a long
and bittor strugglo; the millennium
does not wait just around the corner.—The Notion.
will devote its own efforts Intelligently te a solution of tht land and
labor problems.
But this is  precisely  what  Mr.
not Be Used by the
Ruling Class
[By W, Francis Ahern]
One effect sf the recent war hai
Lloyd Oeorge will not and can not
do. His government has from tho <»™ '« •««•• widespread radicalism
beginning boon toying with protee- throughout tho ranks of tho Auitral-
tion and preference. The promier, tan soldiers and sailor, in the Aus-
though without throwing off his dis- trulian navy. Heartily alckoned with
guises, now casts in his lot with the i% years of war and having the
rostrictlonists. He announces, in- opportunity of. teeing tht bloody
deed, that the ombargo on imports, businoss at first hand, they appear
except undor license, will bo lifted to have filled in their spare time in
on Soptembor 1; but adds innocent- thinking deeply. This hai brought
ly that tho adverse American ox- them to a realiaation that, after all
chango rate is In Itsolf a protection there is something in what the So-
agninst the importation of mnnufao- oiallatt alloge—that all wars are the
turod goods. Tho collapse of storling rocupt of produotlon for proflt and
oxchange to Oi.ffli was not needed not for use.
to lend point to this romark. Brit- It occasioned no surprise, then,
ish protectionists may well laugh in tnat whon our soldiors roturned
thoir sleeves as thoy view the situ- "om the war, they came baok illlod
ntion. Further, Mr. Lloyd Oeorge on- w>th a radicalism hitherto unknown,
nouncos that tho governmont intondi They have grown acchstomod to tho
to provent "dumping" by bringing spirit of comradeship and one of tho
forward toglslution to check tho im* '""st outstanding traits in tho Asportation of goods at prices below trillion solditr character is that of
tho British cost of production, and sticking to his mates. Drawn from
that it proposes to give tho Board of "-o working olassos, it was natural
Trade powor to prohibit, except by tbat thoy should drift buck into tbe
special license, the importation of <*■■■•-■■ from whenco thoy came. Thus,
goods produced by "unsuitable" »" effo't» on the part of anti-labor
"kej" industries. Within three politicians to uso the soldiers as a
dnys of tho prime minister's speocli, W«*B0 against tht labor narty in
tho commissioners of customs alii Australia has dismally failed. Tho
issue a list of dutiable articlos, rang- "turnod soldiors, in the mass, are
ing from toa and ceffce to motor openly antagonistic to the omployor
cars, on which proforential rates °loa"* They point out that whon
will bo granted to producer! Withiii thoy wont to the war they woro
tho Empire. ilcd promised everything and anything,
Strip those announcements ot »U ""^ that whou they returned life
claptrap, and thoro emorges a scheme woul*l bo ono long dream for them,
of protection and proferenco almost They do not find their employer quito
fullblown, a scheme to put int»-ef- *° anxious to redeem those past
foct in no small part by oxecutivo promisos—indeed the capitalist! are
action. Small wonder that tho premier iB charged with arrogating to
himsolf almost presidential powen,
or that Tho Westminster Ga*t*e
protosti vehomently bocauit "thlt
enormous rovolution in fiscal policy,
extending, ln all probability, to the
whole field of industry, is to be carried out under a. camouflage by Sir
Auckland Geddes at a time when tho
cabinet is dispersod and parliament
is taking a holiday," Mr. Lloyd
Georgo has /in fact gone over bag
and baggage to the protectionist!.
With an economio consistency necessitated by tho character of his
present support, tho primo minister
noxt rejects tho majority roport of
tlie coal commission in favor of nationalization, and adopts instead
substantially Sir Arthur Duokham's
proposal for tlto unification of mlno
operation, proposing govornment purchase of mineral rights, but not ownership and oporation of minos. Even
if such a courso eould satisfy the
busy trying to forget them. But tho
returned soldiers are not to bt put
off, and they will make their presence felt An no uncertain manner at
the next elections.
Efforts have been made at varioui
times to get the returnod men to
"scab" on tht workors out on
strike. In ent or two eases, tho gov*
ernment did lueceed in getting small
bodies of them to engago in strike,
breaking. But when it came to a
roal showdown, the roturnod soldiers
not only refused to do striko-broak-
ing but throw in thoir lot with the
men on strike. There have beon sov-
eral big fights betwoen tho workors
and their employors and the returned soldiors have always stuck fast
to thcir mates on tho-iudUHtrial fiold.
During the recont seamen's striko
offorts wero made to try and get tho
returnod soldiors to strlk}, but with*
out avail.
Tho same spirit of domocracy has
made Hi appearance in tht Austral-
Australia end New Zealand Workers Have
Strong Union
[By W. Francis Ahern]
(Special Representative in Australia)
The largest organization in Australia ia what is known as tho Australian WorkorS Union (familiarly
known as the A. W. U.). It has hell
over 100,000 members—nearly one-
fifth ef the total union membership
in Australia, and weilds a power
greator than that possessed by any
othor organization in Australia. Itl
members are engaged in rural occupations—shearing, pastoral mining,
und general laboring. It also own!
and oontroli the largeet labor newipaper in Australia—the "Australian
Workor"—which has had a tremendous influence on politics in Australia.
The A. W. U. ia alwayi expanding, taking in other unioni under
its clastic constitution, alloting them
local automony with a voice in the
central management and fighting
their battle! with tht power of itl
large membership behind them in
their fights for higher wagei and
better conditions. Strikes in tht A.
W. U. are almost a thing of tht patt
—mainly because the union is strong
enough to dictate what it wants, and
is in a position to make its presence
felt within short timt If it over
come to a show-down.
Over in New Zealand they have
a liko organization known at tht
Agricultural and Pastoral Union
which haa also mada good progress
in that eountry. But it ia felt that
'that body has done all the work it
could do under its old constitution
and now lt iB merging into the Now
Zoaland Workers Union, taking in
other unions with it, and ultimately arranging to link up with the
Australian Workers Union into one
gigantio organization covering first
the rural workors of both lands, nnd
taking in whatever unions it can
from time to time to augment its
strength. Workon engaged in such
industries as shearing, ranch-work,
farming, freozing, mill-working, timber-getting metalliferous mining,
country railway'Construction, wheat
growing, and every other eountry
trade is covered by thii organization. With tho addod atrongth of
the New Zealand .workers, the Australian Workeri Union will soon bo-
come, for its sizo, ono of the moit
powerful organizations in tho world.
Winnipeg, Man.—When tht dispute arose here between the itreet
car company and the union men in
iti employ ,on agreement was mado
to submit their differences to arbitration. The board awarded tho
workeri a rato of 46 ctnti an hour
for tho first six monthi; 40 cenft the
eecond; 52 oenti for tht eooond year,
and 55 centa for tho third and all
subsequent years, oa a basil of eight
hours a day. Tht maximum ratt
previously waa 47 centi, and tht
houn nine per day.
St. Catharinea, Ont.—Tha day the
membors of thn Molden Union went
out for a 44-hour week and a minimum scale of 75 oenti an hour, the
total membership of the union
amounted to 80. But when the strike,'
after nine weeks of battling, onded
in a victory for the organization, the
membership had grown to 110 and
tho craft wai 100 ptr eent. organized.
Out ont the lilt   of   advertisers,
patroniie them, and tell them why.
ian navy. Efforts were mads to induce them to man ships on the Australian coast in place of the seamen
on strike. It ean bt laid that up
to the time of writing (end of August) not one navy man in Australia—the rank and file—took up tht
undesirable job of scabbing.
As showing the extont of radicalism in. the Australian navy at the
prosont timet, it can bo mentioned
that tho men havt aet about appointing "group" committees oa
the ships to look after their wolfare.
These "groups" appear to be largely on Soviet linos, while the romark-
ablo thing about the whole business
is that tho Australian governmont
has boen forcod to rocognize them.
Already tho various "ratimgs" have
boon "grouped" and each group it
holding its meetings for goneral discussion of all mattors affecting, the
welfaro of the ship's company.
Each group has elected two offlcors
by opon vote to roprcsent thom on
a council from the various ships.
The mattors discussed by these
groups oovor a rango of subjects as:
servico conditions in respoct to promotions, accommodation, mossing
and cantoon arrangements, de/errod
pay, uniform und clothing allowances
terms of cngagomont, pay allow*
ances, and all similar mattors affecting tho general interests of tho
One might almost be pardonod for
believing that the Soviot systom has
mnde vory serious inroads into the
Australian navy.
Land Act
Coast District, Bangs 1
TAKE NOTICK tbat I, Donglai Stewart Clarke of Blunden Harbor, Intend
to apply to tho Hon. the Minister ot
Lands for permission to purchase the following doscrlbed lands:
Commencing at a post planted about 20
chains South of the S. W, corner of
Lot 433 and being at the South West
corner of Jula Island, in Blunden Harbor, thenoe.around Bhors line to point of
commencement, and containing 13 aores
mors or less,
Dated September 15th, 1910,
Land Act
Notice of Intention 1ft Apply ts Parohaie
Land In Vancouver Land Dlitrlet.
Bangs 1, Oust
TAKE NOTICE that I Mary Lorraine
McBoan of Port Progress, occupation
housekooper, intend to apply for par-
mission to parohais ths following described lands:
Commencing at a post planted about 40
chains South West of the S. E. cornor
Lot 422, thenoe about 80 chains North
to Lot 422, thonos 80 chains Wost,
thence about 10 chains North to shoreline, thonco Southerly and Easterly along
shoreline to point of commencement ana
containing 200 acres moro or loss.
Dated  Meoteinber 9th,  191*.
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A Lay Sermon to Our Masters and Betters
[BT NEMESIS] ting its flight t   Bave yon ever tried to'
Note:  No man ha. a moral right to mU» *°fth? **** m " Teri'"ble
preach to u. fellow beings unless T-» *° "» ""»'»"• ri«tu?' »toB<
he knows that morally ho Is their
superior, se I have been careful to
indicato for whom this sermon has
been written and I wish to be just
as careful to explain that I claim
no individual superiority in morality over those whom I am addressing but am speaking from
that superiority which I possess in
common with all my class—Tho
working class. And furthermore
as our masters and botters are accustomed only to sormons which
tickle their ears and pander to
thoir vanity, I conceive'It to bo
my duty that for once they shall
enjoy the privilege of listening to
the truth In all its unvarnished
and repulsive nakedness.
My dear brothers I trust you will
pardon me for daring to address you
in sueh familiar language, being as
I am only one Of those inferior mortals in your pay, and according to
your own doctrine, one of those
whom Qod has specially created for
you to exploit. m
Tet in all truth yon are my
brothers, co-inheritors of roason and
self-consciousness and co-inheritors
of the joys and sorrows and all the
fleeting sensations whieh constituto
the lives of all humanity and if I
can make you realise that the path
you are treading is ono trodden only
ny unthinking fools, then shall I be
filled with a great content and tho
knell whieh shall summon me onward into tho Cosmos shall ring in
my ears with the gladness and the
promise of bridal bells.
To you and me and all of us has
beon allotted a little span of time
for our probation, an infinitosimally
small space of timo, yot long onough
for you and me, if properly employed, to fix our own course and provide for that inevitable journey into
the unknown spaces boyond the borderland of death.
Have you ever tried to realize
what time ist If you havo you havo
discovered that it is a moro conception of the mind and can only be
thought of as the life-space between
two events; and have you noticed
how a day, a week or a year may
appear to you long or short, according to the state of your inind dur-
Action of Honolulu Bosses
Causes   Walkout  of
Metal Trades
A general striko of unions of tho
motal trados is on in Honolulu, aB a
result of the alleged action of ono
Honolulu firm in discharging a union
machinist from the states becauso of
his activities in organizing the unorganized, according to a report
brought to San Francisco by a member of Boilermakers Union No. 6,
who says thit when tke machinist
was discharged his former employers
wero so anxious to got rid of him
that they presented him, within 24
hours aftor he was diinsissed, first-
class passage to San Francisco, despite the fact that hundreds of peoplo in Honolulu havo boon waiting
all summer to got transportation to
the mainland. The machinist refused to bo "deported," and is still on
the job. All iron works in Honolulu
are tied up by tho refusal of tho
men to roturn to work until tho agitator is reinstated, and all firms havo
recognized tho right of their employees to organize. Honolulu firms
threaten to sond thoir work to tho
Breathes there a being on this earth
' —of oursf
Possessing attributes divine — supremo to man.
Then bring him forth, and I with all
due reverence
Will bow my head and bend my
knee in deference.
But, bo ho even Solomon, a king of
mundane origin,
Bedecked in raimont costly, endowed
•with earthly sin
Unto thysolf keep him, base idolater
—bigot, ogostic
Devoid of moral principles and ethics
fool  thou  art, with fawning
vory  countenance,   demeanoi,
reeking imbecility,
For truly, thou dost worship this
thing of common olay,
Who like thysolf, is not immortal,
and will pass away.
T. F. M.
St. Johns, N. B.—Tho Street and
Electric Hailway Employees division
negotiated a new agreement with St.
Johns Stroot Bailway Company that
provides for a nine-hour day. Wages
are fixed at 3!) cents per hour for the
first six months; 41 eents for tho
second; 43 cents for tho secAnd year,
and 45 cents thereafter, with 4 cents
added for all Sunday work. Since
tho formation of the union wnges of
the workers have been doubled and
hours materially reduced.
The nation-wide bymb plot that
was discovered, frustrutcd, and advertised by tho American-kept press
has not brought forth any victims
for trial. In other words it was a
frame-up to discrodit labor.
Copophagen—Reports from Brcs-
lau say that tho food disturbances
in the last few days thore onded on
Monday In an attempt by the mobs
to plunder tho shops, which resulted
in a clash with the police and troops.
Another roport says that general
plundering of the shops continuod,
and that sevoral persons were killed
or wounded in street fighting.
in your power and your insolence
you incarcerate in your vile and
loathsome dungeons, so that thirty
days in their unchristian precincts
are as thirty long and terrible yearsf
And havo you realized how this
time, which ie nothing, brings with
inevitable suronees and incredible
swiftness the end of all things which
make up our livosf The-event we
anticipate arrives and the time dur*
ing which we awaited it is the retrospect as nothing because in truth
it was surely nothing; and I Am going to try and show you that there
is a half-hour coming to you swiftly and surely—swifter and more
Burely than you in your insane dance
after dollars and in your chase after
your childish bubbles can hope to realize—in which you will at last
grasp tho terrible fact that your
whole lives were passed in trying to
clutch the shadows while the eternal
realities were passing for ever from
your possession.
You have read probably the case
of the child of two, who on the loss
of its parents, was taken by an English family from France and brought
up in England whero ho grew up
and passed his life. At sixty-two he
had an illneBs and during his unconscious hours he prattled the childish talk which he had learned iii his
nativo land, during his far-away babyhood and which for six decades
had been locked up in his brain cells
and forgotten.
This is only one out of many facts
which psychologists ubo in proving
that no thought or impression once
conceived in tho human brain itf lost
while lifo. romains and at any moment is liable to recur under tho influence of some stimulus from within
or without,
And if you havo over watched by
the bedside of a person on the borderland of death, lying perfectly
still with that indescribable look in
his glazing eyes which has puzzled
and troubled you, you may have
been at a loss to account for it. I
tell you such a porson, tftough conscious, is unaware of your presence;
that every incident of his past life
is surging and crowding back into
his consciousness; that deeds long
forgotten are rising up in accusation
or instilling comfort; that in that
concentrated half-hour ho iB living
again hia whole past life and realizing how much of it wasmero folly
and how far he had trodden the
path which led to- the realities. And
my brothers that half-hour of concentrated retrospect Is coming to
you and all of us, and coming,vory
soon and it will be a terrible half-
hour for most of you as it will be
aB long as your whole life has been,
for it will be a ro-living of that life
but with this difference, that then
you will realizo bb you never did in
tho days of your obsession that your
wealth and your power which you
committed crimeB—aye! even waded
through your brothers' blood—to
seize woro unrealities, mere shadows
that swept across the summer fields
of tho heyday of your existence.
Then you will realize; alas! too late,
that your life was a failure; that
the true happiness attainable only
through altruism you had cast from
you and had hugged to your bosoms
your miserable selfish loves and hat-
rods and had sought only that woalth
which ia not woalth and trampled in
tho dust your fellow men to obtain
It is not for me to say whnt your
fato may bc, but I have read somewhere that tho wages of sin is death
and you may perish on the vory
threshold of a universe of lovo and
beauty and truth, sold for a few
greasy dollars and a day or two of
that power which is not powor.
I often wonder if, in your insane
dollar dance you hnve realized tho
beauty of the .world in which you
breathe but do noflive; if you have
evor let the sunlight and the warmth
and the inyriad glowing tints, reflected from the things around you, filter
into your souls to freshen them and
keep them in touch with God, or if
you havo left thom as drab nnd as
forbidding as the work-shops wherein you slowly stiflo your wealth producing slaves.
Do you ever railizo that there may
be, nny, that thore are, millions upon
millions of such worlds as ours, sun-
warmed and sun-lit, each with its
own peculiar typo of ever changing
beauty which if you perish on the
threshold you will novor know, a universe of lovo and warmth and knowledge bartered for a heap of dirty
dollar bills. I know that to your materialistic minds the unseen does not
oxist and that which cannot bo
bought or bartered is a negligible
quantity, for all your lifelong acts
and all your paltry ambitions parado
your belief that the ond of brain-
functioning is an end for evor of
reason and consciousness; but are
you not aware that connecting your
brain with the remotest visible star
and extending indeed through tho
universe, pervading all matter and
ull space is a subtle substance, unseen, unfelt, and unweighnble, impervious to the forces which affect
the coarser .matter which is your god
and is the vehicle which carrios thoso
waves of light and heat through millions of milea to comfort your gross
bodies and sustain their lifo principlo!
And cnn you not imagine the
souls, which you once possessed, to
lta formed of mutter *s impalpable,
but ns real as that, and possessing a1
consciousness whieh in its clearness
and perfection your gross brain, miracle that it is, cannot in the faintest
manner conceive.
As tho microscope in tho various
stages of its perfection, reveals ordinary matter in a different aspect,
did you never in some, rare, fleeting
moment of sanity wonder what tho
ultimafo uspect of that matter might
bo. Probably not, but I tell you
that your souls, if you had not bartered them away, would have conceived all matter in that ultimate aspect and realized all truth and
beauty which arc hidden from your
fleshy sonses; and with a universe
instead of a world in which to function, untrammelled by gravitation
unaffected by heat or cold, indestructible and eternal ia their principlo ,there was no limit In space to
r/feir operations and no end ia time
to their happiness.
Great God! And yoa have bartered all that away for a pile of
greasy, blood-stained dollar bills!
Aye! my poor insane brothers, you
havo indeed a time of retribution
coming in that concentrated half-
hour and coming very soon.
Tou would I am aware enjoy the
re-living of your whole life if you
eould do so with the samo animal
instincts alive in you, which havo
animated and inspired you through
it all; but with thoso instincts subdued by the near approach of death
and your materialistic beliefs shaken
by doubts and misgivings, and tho
sordid paltriness of your wholo
life's labors forcing itself upon your
mentality that reliving will indeed
be a timo of retribution and torture.
Vou havo broken tho law of altruism persistontly and consistently by
nearly ovory act of your wasted
lives, and the reaction of that broken law shall in that concentrated
half-hour grind your paltry little
souls into dust.
That law bado you treat your fellow mon as you would bo treated
yourself; to work over In their behalf; to creato a world of men governed by the law of lovo that each
might share equally in tho rich fruits
of the earth and none know the
agony of want in a world flowing
with milk and honey.     '
In that half-hour, my wretchod
brothers, will you see again, and
with a clearer vision, thoso fellow
beings marching in the streets and
begging for a little inorc of the God-
given fruits of tho earth and you
will hear again the murderous rattle
of your machino guns and tho red
blood that filled the gutters shall
drench your shrivelled souls in that
dread time, and they shall expire bn
the great threshold.
Those millions upon millions of
boys, slaughtered in your inevitable
wars, shall march past you in their
long death line and their passing
shall occupy years in your eyes.
All tho woalth that you filched
from your exploited slaves shall rise
Hke a groat, blnck mountain beforo
your glazing-eyes and you shall sink,
unhbnored and unwept by the great
lieJVt of humanity, into'your mar-
litefl. and emblazoned tombs, which
ohm crumble into dust and mingle
wSih' your own dishonored earth, and
ttiSt''shall bc tho end of you for all
'iicfaity.   ■
Want Industries Placed
Under Control of Consumers and Producers
Resolutions constituting a sort of
phttfonn for organized labor in
France were adopted at tho closing
session of tho Federation of Labor,
at Lyons, France. A largo majority
was shown in the voto, thiB being
considered as an approval of the attitudo of the Labor leaders during
the war.
Thc resolutions demand the nationalization of industries under tho
control of producers and consumers,
and the nationalization of transportation, mines, water power and banks.
They point out thnt this does not
meun an extension of tho attributes
of the stato nor tho submission of
industries to functionalism, "with
its irresponsibility and constitutional vices." It is declared that by
nationalization is meant thc confiding of national property to thoBe interested the most—tho producers and
(English Transport Workers' Strike
We tacot today in freedom's cause,
And raise our voices high,
We'll join our hands in uuion strong,
To battle or to die.
Hold the fort for we uro coming,
Union men be strong,
Side by side wo battle onward,
Victory will come.
Look, my comrados, seo the union
Banners waving high,
Reinforcements ure appearing,
Victory is nigh.
Sec our numbers are increasing;
Hear tho bugle blow,
By our union wo shall triumph
Over every foo,
Fiorce and long the battle rages,
But we will not fear,
Holp will come whene'er it's needed
Cheer, my comrades, cheer.
London—A Bolshevik wirclcsH
message received here reports the
capture of the Bolsheviki of the
town of Tobolsk, capital of West Siberia, and of thc governmont of To
bolsk. The capture of the town of
Aktinbinsk is also reported. Four
thousand prisoners and n number of
guns wore captured.
Phont Sermonr 7189
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Is Economical. The Coupon* which
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Claimed the Invention of
Employees and
Exploited It
[By Neil McLean, M.P., in the Glasgow Forward.]
Andrew Carnegie, LL.0-, was a
figure of some importance ln thii
world. He furnished the Sunday-
school teachers with innumerable
texts for their scholars. The thrift
lecturer pointed to bim as an example Of how the penny savings
bank eult leads to millions, and the
anti-Socialist uses him as an argument to show how the working man
can rise superior to hie surroundings
and attain an onviable place in society. In addition, quite a number
of biographies have been written,
universities have eonferrod degrees
upon him, cities have offered him
their freedom, and entered his namo
upon their burgess roll. AU of which
goes to show the esteem in which
he was held by his fellows, and tho
high placo of honor he occupied.
Only the Socialists, jealous of his
success, and envious of his riches,
sought to criticise him, or offer opposition.
But then the Socialist knows the
Homestead,. of the strike that took
place there, of the Pinkerton gang
of armed detectives who fired without warning at anyone approaching
the works, without permission, of tho
electric wire fence erected round the
place to electrocute any striker who
caught hold of it. Tes, and he knows
also of the cold, stark forms, lying
on tho grass faco upwards to tho
skies, while down in the town the
widows nnd orphans mourned. In
the courso of much reading I have
come across several littlo incidents
"Dr." Andrew Carnegie's life
that havo not yet appeared in any
biography, nor ever will, while theso
life histories are written not for
the purposo of telling the truth, but
of having the most of the edition
bought up for presentation purposes
by the many-millioned one. Ono of
the incidents above mentioned, I
shall writo down here. Doubtless a
number of people who have heard mo
speak will remember it, as I have
usod it several times on the platform to illustrate both the reward
of genius under capitalism, and the
foundation of great fortunes.
Thc incident happened away back
at tho time when Carnegie was only
in a small way of business in the
production of steel. Among the workmen employed by him was Arthur
Vinnac, a Frenchman, and John
Breslin, an American. Brcnlin and
Vinnae were chums, and whon Breslin had an idea of a more effective
and cheaper method of producing
steel, naturally he confided in his
friend. Thereafter both worked upon the idea evolving it into a practical plan, designing tho necessary
plant, and patenting it in tho United
States Patont Office. Bo tar, all was
well, and Carnegie Company tried
it in their Homestead works. But,
when in actual operation it provod
even moro successful than its inventors anticipated, the Carnegie Company claimed the invention as theirs,
on tho ground that thc two men
wero thcir employees and had worked out the inventions in thoir, the
company's time.
Breslin and Vinnac took their case
to the courts, and won, tho court
decreeing that the pntent was thnt
of the two working men. The representatives of tho Carnegie Company approached Breslin and Vinnae
and offered one hundred thousand
dollara for tho patent rights. The
offer was refused by tho workmen,
and tho company's lawyers then appealed againBt the decision of the
court, Tho appeal was sustained, not
upon tho question of ownership,
which was not before the second
court, but upon a legal technicality.
And the judge ordered thc case to
bo retried. But Breslin and Vinnac
could go no further, their savings
had already been swept away by tbo
previous law action, and they could
not carry their caso to the Supremo
Tho Carnegie Company continued
tho working of the pntent, and several fortunes were tnken from its
oporations. Arthur Vinnac died of
starvation in a Philadelphia garret;
John BroBlin diod .a April, 1007, in
a tenement dwelling in Now York,
and with his dying breath asserted
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grade woolens,' direct. imported from
the finest mills of the old country. We
are experts ourselves, and we keep our
own tailor shop right here on tho
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vise erery operation from start to
finish. Workora ourselves, we mo ou
workers give you workors all that you
pay for. We economize throughout,
but never at tke eipenee of quality—
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his right to the patent and said if
Carnegie wero there he would have
admitted tbe claim. But Andrew
Carnegie was too busy receiving degrees, ond gifting free libraries and
church organs. Better far hnd he
given froe meals to tho men whose
inventive genius he owed the origin
of his fortuno. In all tno libraries
ho has given, sculptured forms find
a place, and lettered plates are set
in tho wall informing the wondering
public how bountiful the doner hus
been. But no lettered plate sets out
how that bounty comes from stolen
wealth, nor can we flnd among those
sculptured forms tbo figures of Vinnac in his garret, or Breslin, blind,
on his death-bed.
A sad Btory that of the two workmates; but, alasl not uncommon In
the history of the world's genius.
Craft and cunning and guile can alwayB come honestly, and simplicity,
and trustfulness, and thc fruits of
gonitis nro today enjoyed by a few,
although they are thc heritage of all.
The story of a Vinnac, of a Breslin,
of a Crompton, of hundreds of others
sad and bitter as thoy are should
make us all tho more determined In
our work, and all the more eager
to realizo the day when
That which  thc  worker winnoth
shall thon bc his indeed,
Nor Bhnll half be reaped for nothing
by him that sowed no seed."
At thc last meeting of the Trades
and Labor Council, thc platform of
principles of the new Halifax Lnhor
Party was unanimously adopted,
Within the next month the new pu-.
litical party will be in full swing,
and a campaign of education will
soon bo on to boost tho movement
for direct Labor representation ia
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..October 3, 1819
ONCE again the Trades and Labor
Congress has proven tbat the strings
are pulled by the reactionary element in
the labor movement. This is only what
was expeotcd by those who  havo  kept
close tab on Con-
OONQBESS AND gress and its ever
THE LABOR more and more sub-
MOVEMENT servient attitude to
the A. F. of L.
Praise for the decisions arrived at
by this gathering have been rendered by
the press. Columns liave been written on
the demiso of radicalism, and the 0. B.
tf. in Canada, and it may be possible that
the officers of Congress, will, ostrich-like
bury thcir heads in the sand and think
that the storm is over. No one could quarrel with anyone opposing the new form^
of organization, if that opposition was
based on any logical argument or if it
was even based on the truth, and a proper
representation of the case. Tom Moore,
however, the President of Oongress, has
said, if press reports are true, that tho
0. B. U. was founded on foroe and intolerance of the chosan leaders of the labor
movement. Did Moore know whereof he
spoke, he would not at this stage of the
day speak of labor leaders; he wonld realize that the officers of labor organizations should not be leaders, but servants.
But he well knows that when he says that
this new movement was founded on force,
that he was misrepresenting the situation.
He knew that there was no sueh idea
in the minds of the. men whb gathered
at the Western Conference—and did not
leave any stones unturned to prevent any
of them being present at the convention
to refute his statements. He knew
that thoBe men were not hand picked,
that there was no organization prevented
from being present because of views of tho
officers or membors. This cannot be said
with reference to the Congress Convention -which has just concluded. The provincial organization of this province being denied a seat at the Congress Convention because the officers of that body
did carry out the instructions of the rank
and file as expressed by their representative at the Calgary Convention. Another
assailer, and misrepresenter of the 0. B.
U. was J. W. Wilkinson. Again if press
reports be true, and in this case wa have
every reason to believe they are, as this
individual has given expression to similar
thoughts in the columns of the Vancouver
Daily Province. In his remarks he stated
that it was carried out in fraud, and that
there had been a deliberate attempt to
wreck the finances of the International
movement -in favor of the 0. B. U. In the
-first place, he knows, that is if he knows
.anything, that the referendum taken on
the question of forming one industrial organization, was the most democratic thst
has ever been taken in the labor movement of this country. As to the wrecking
of the finances of the International movement, we have a recollection of J. W.
making a statement as to the finances
of the organization, of which he is now
a member, this was some years ago, but the
finanoial position is not very materially
better today. In that statement he said:
"That the financial worth of overy member of that organization amounted to
about 17 cents." What an awful crimo
to wreck such finances. But as a matter
of faot, the shoe is on the other foot. The
first point of attack, when any organization has gone over to the 0. B. U., was the
treasuries, and the attack was made by
tho InternationalB in every case. Funds
are today tied up in the courts as a result. The money in every case was contributed by the members who deoided to
sever their connection with the Internationals and should rightfully belong to
• •        •
We also have a recollection of the report that Wilkinson brought back to the
coast when he returned from the Atlanta
Convention of the A. F. of L. to tho Trades
Council meeting in this city. He gave a
lengthy address on the manipulations of
the Militia of Christ in that organization.
Later he was the moans of having published in this paper, how in tho American
Federation of Labor this organization was
formed and by whom, and the strangle
hold it had on the movement. Well does
he know that tho same strangle hold is
maintained by the same powers today.
And judging from the activities of the
Secretary of Congress in the last fow
months, thc same forces are in control of
that organization.' This, however, is all
by the way. And but to show thc chango
of front of thoso who oppose the new
form of organization, or thcir lack of
logic in combatting it.
• •        •
Perhaps thc amendments to the constitution, introduced by the committeo on
constitution and law, and adopted by the
Congross Convention, to the effect that
in the event of officers of provincial Federations of Labor doing that wliich the
executive officers of Congress do not approve—no matter whether thoy were instructed to do so by the rank and (llo nr
not—can be removed by thc executive officers of Congress, and a commission appointed by them to carry on tho work
of the Foderation until the convention
show the autocraoy of the labor movoment better, than anything. Ye gods. Somo
democracy.  Officers of a provincial or
ganization, elected by the rank and file,
to be removed at will by an aggregation
of men who, if thoy know anything of the
labor movement, or the working class position, have very ably hidden it. This is
indeed the limit.
• • •
Briefly, the position oan be summed up
as follows: The A. F. of L. and the Dominion Trades Congress have established
an autocracy in the labor movement—a
machine autocracy at that. The workers
must not have any say in the matter at
all. They must submit to be led. But the
workers will not be led. The actions of
the convention do not represont the views
of the workers of this oountry. Let Congress take a referendum vote on the question of industrial organization and the
forming of a new form of organization.
They do not d>re. They know that once
the workors have a chance to speak that
the rank and file will rule, --and relegate
their "leaders" to oblivion. Tom Moore
may call for more effort on the part of
labor. He will get it, but it will be in the
direction of scraping the barnacles off the
labor movement. The Province and the
World may take all the satisfaction they
can out of the outcome of the convention.
Those with eyes to see and cars to hear
can both see and hear the end of autocracy
in the labor movement and the beginning
of a movoment that will neither have leaders or misrepresenters, bat men who will
do the will of the rank and file or get out
out of the way for men who will. If Congress has dug a grave for any organization, it is its own, and the new movement
will receive a stimulus from the machine
convention at Hamilton. Labor has not
yet been allowed to voice its opinion.
When it does the autocrats in the labor
movement will seek pastures new for their
THE OUTCOME of the British Rail-
way strike, will be that the workers
of the old land will realize that capitalism
haa nothing further to offer them. As
nationalization of coal mines and railroads
is under discussion at
THE LESSON this time, both in the
THET WILL British Isles and the U.
LEARN S. A. It should be the
aim of all intelligent
workers to examine into these schemes of
working class betterment and to find out
in what way they will relieve the pressure of capitalism. Taking Lloyd George's
statement that the railways are not a
paying proposition, and accepting it as
true, if the nation owned instead of controlled* them, what better would be the
position of the working class? The same
applies to mines .although not to the same
extent, but nearly so. The railroads of
Great Britain wore not built for the purpose of supplying the needs of the people,
but for the purpose of making profitB for
a ruling elass. The members of the ruling
class who control the railroads state that
they cannot make any further increase in
wages, that they oaunot afford it, and
that the industry will not stand it. There
may be • deal more truth in this statement than appears on the surface. The
railroads of Great Britain are merely duplications in many instances. Miles and
miles of them could be discarded under a
sane system of society. Like all other industries under capitalism, anarchy prevails in the railroad industry. And if the
workers had to control them, and to operate them, the first thing they would have
to do would be to sorap the large portion
of them. But railroads do not constitute
capitalistic productive machinery. They
are only a part of the vast and gigantic
mechanism of exploitation. Nationalization would only relieve the present owners of the worry of securing the dividends
whicli would accrue to them without effort by the nation purchasing them. The
nation could only issue bonds for their
purchase, and interest would have to be
paid on them, and the profits would still
flow into the coffers of those that now
benefit by their operation. While
Labor "leaders" on this continent are
howling for the Plumb plan of nationalization, the workers of Great Britain, in
the hard school of experience, are learning that capitalism has nothing further to
offer them. They are learning that the
system is bankrupt, and as admitted by
thc head of the government, cannot feed
its slaves. The road to knowledge is no
smooth path. It is strewn with misery
and suffering. It is covered with the mistakes of the working class, which has attempted by many and devious methods, to
reform capitalism, but it must bc trod, before the workers realize that they cannot
get any more out of capitalism than they
are getting now, and that is sufficient
food, clothing and shelter, when they are
working, to enable them to reproduce
their labor power. The mechanism of
capitalism is like a millstone, not only
around the neck of th»* working class, but
round the feet of the ruling class. They
cannot operate it any longor with profit
to either section of the people, They have
built It, and do not know what to do with
it. Its mission has been fulfilled. It has
brought* the working class to the place
whero they are face to face with an economic revolution. Face to face with a netf
order. The working class mission is to
usher in a new form of society. What-
ever else happens as a result of tho railroad strke in Great Brituin, tho workors
will realize that something else will have
to be done ore they are free, and their
position bettered. The striko will drive
home to tho workers tho fact that the system, and tho whole mechanism of capitalism, is worse than useless, and that with a
bankrupt system on their hands, they
must bring in tho new order before they
can achieve thcir emancipation. In the
meantime, tho striko continues. The
workers have tied up industry, from that
action thoy will suffer. Great Britain is
never more than two months from starvation. That country cannot feed itself, for
the reason that it has novor attempted to
do so, and all the wealth producing machinery is in the form of mechanism for
the production of the maohinory of exploitation, and in return for this moohan-
ism, the world kas contributed food and
raw  material!,    But  the   situation  is
changed. No nation wants the British
mechanism of exploitation; every nation
cui now produce all that is necessary for
its needs, and strange as it may appear,
thc nation tbat has produced more wealth
per capita than any other nation under
the sun, is now a bankrupt nation, and its
wealth producing machinery so much
junk. The workers eould not use them
if they had them. They would have to
scrap the greater portion, and Build anew.
The following lines, penned by a working
class poet, are not at this time unappro-
priate, and sum up the situation in a nutshell:
The world ye sowed is ripe, England, the
harvest dance is .on.
The strength of Esau rising, the strength
of Jacob gone.
Oh, mother of plutocracy, around your
reeking bier,
The mad-souled system suioides—the revolution's here I
Bray Sheds Some Light
On Winnipeg Situation
(Continued from page 1)
The Unionist Party appears to be anything but sure of its position. Tentative
programmes are daily appearing in the
pross, but they will not save ths government from its inevitable defeat at the
next election.
As a result of the railway strike in
Great Britain dukes and other useless
personages have started to work. They
should be kept at it, as the training would
bc very valuable to them when the present system finally collapses.
Property has decided that the ohildren
cannot have the schools necessary for
thoir eduoation, even though the education they would receive is purely capitalistic. So measely are the property
owners that they would not give 25 cents
per thousand dollars for the purpose of
educating the slaves that give value to all
W. J. Bowser of Vancouver Island Coal
Mine Striko fame, has been ohosen the
official leader of the provincial Conservative party.' There is one thing about W,
J. everybody knows where he stands,
Certain "labor men," however, evidently
do not know where they fit or they would
not be found in the party which chose
bim as a leader.
The Vancouver Daily Provinoe refers
this week to the 0. B. U. as the "Lato
O.B.U.," suggesting its demise. We^are
prepared to admit that the O.B.U. is a
little late in making its debut, but think
that the obituary notices of the Province
are a little premature. Possibly the wish
is the father to the thought, but we are
afraid that the Province and other dally
papers are in for a bitter disappointment.
A caller at the Fed office the otherday
who had a great idea as to tax reform
and the way taxes should be paid, waxed
exceeding wroth when we informed i
that the workers did not pay taxes, «
it was none of our business. He informed
us that we did not know anything. Perhaps there are some of our working elass
readers who think they pay taxes; if so
we should be pleased to hear from them,
and reply to their queries.
The United States Steel itrike is still
being waged with all the bitterness that
must inevitably result from capitalistic
exploitation. It is not very long ago that
Gary, the home of Judge Gary's steel
plant, was lauded in newspaper and magazine articles as being the home of contentment and working class prosperity.
It was pictured as a model town where
poverty and want were unknown, and the
owners were lauded as being the ideal employers of labor. The strike has, however,
stripped the mask off the camouflage exploitation that was carried on in that industry, and once again proves the futility
of the workers expeoting to obtain "fair
conditions" of slavery from the employers without fighting for them. Incidentally the strike has proved the inadequacy
of the present form of organization
While the foreigners are again blamed
for the strike, the underlying cause is the
over more diffcult task of the workers
to obtain the necessaries of life under the
present wage system.
As a result of the protests of returned
men in Canada, Sapper Taylor, who was
sentenced to life imprisonment for mutiny
in the ranks, has been released from an
English prison and is to be returned to
Canada. What his fate on arrival in this
country will be no one knows. Taylor's
crime was that he did protest against the
lack of food, while in France, whioh was
caused by a break down of the supply
system. Militarism, no matter whero it
be, demands blind and unreasoning Sub-
sorvienoe to the powers that be. Tet we
have people in this eountry clamoring for
universal military service, in some form
or another. In the case quoted, the Beit*
ish Army laws, under whioh the Canad)
served are blamed for this piece of
tality. But if it were Canadian milita
it would be no better. The military ]
ers, be they in Germany, Great Bri
France or any other country, must oi
ccssity be brutal. They must be the ejey
epitomy of autocraoy and brutality,
militarism can only be maintained by
elimination of the individual will
thought. Those subject to it must
thoir identity in the machine. Taylor,
howevor, was the spokesman and consequently he was signalled out for dire
punishment. The spokesmen of labor, the
mouthpieces of the common people, have
at all times been subjected to the venom
of the ruling class, and Sapper Taylor can
draw a parallel between his oasc and the
caso of any victim of ruling olass veng-
ence in the ranks of labor, who has dared
to voioe the needs for better food for tht
members of the vast industrial army, and
who have been given long terms in prison.
Thank Heaven that the day of the present ruling olass is fast drawing to a elose,
and militarism and ruling olass brutality
will die with it
givon as to "how many maehine
guns were on hand in tho City of
Winnipeg." Tho Imperial Veterans
of Canada, tho O.W.V.A., and the
A. and N. V. Association—" that
good old Tory stand-by"—called a
meting to seo how they stood. A
resolution boing submitted pledging
neutrality, tbo men howled it down,
and almost unanimously passed a
rosolutlosfapproving tho demands of
tho striken and pledging support.
(Applause.) Tho return-id soldiers
were the deciding faetor is tho Winnipeg striko, and for two weeks
wen crying, "Let's go over the
Against thoa wore arrayed all the
powers of tho civic, provincial and
Dominion governments. The only
body to establish a Soviet was tho
committee of 1000. Premier Norris'
oharge that the men had shifted the
functions of government to James
street was met by tho retort that, if
the strike committee had attompted
to 'usurp tho functions of government, {hey would not have waited on
Mayor Gray or Premier Norrls, but
would have summoned those officials
to appear bofore them.
The doings of the "noble riders
of the plains" were roforrod to in
some detail; tho arrest of a Bussian
who had been a "horo" overseas,
was a piece of "frightfulness"
which lt would bo hard to beat, and
the subsequent proceedings against
him were a record of almost incredible eowardioe and brutality. The
hand of tho Wall Street gang was
shown plainly appearing behind tho
governmont'■ Immigration Act
Amendment, etc., and that of Gideon
Bobertson in garbling evidenoe. Tho
0. B. TJ., so far from being dead as
tho press would imply, tho speaker
declared to bo "tho livest thing that
ever was." (Applause.) The defence of tho strike victims would
cost $100,000 at loast.' Tho speaker
urged the audience: "Put yourself
in their plaee and oonalder how
much it would be worth to get out;
and dig down to that amount."
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help get new subscribers.
Convention of Dist. No. 1
O.B.U. Held in Nelson
Last Month
A eonvention of District No. 1, of
the metalliferous rainers of the 0. B.
V. wet held in Nelson, On September
21 and ii. The. district covers the
territory comprising Kamloops, Kootenay and Slmllkameen.
Tho chairman, T. B. Boberts, in
addressing the oonvention, informed
the delegatea that in spite of tho
fight for jurisdiction, put up by the
International union of Mill, Mine
and Smelter Workers, that the O. fi.
U. had mado splendid progress, and
had all tho old locals with the exception of Sandon in the fold. The
only reaaon that Sandon was not yet
lined up .though only 17 had voted
against tho 0. fi. U. was because tho
International held a J2000 mortgage
on th* Union Hall and hospital, and
if thay withdrew at this time, the
local would loss the property, which
was worth holding on to. The International had also organized a union at New Dcnvor, and had two
organizers in the field, but were making no progress.
Tho camps at Trail and Rossland
had been granted 50c per day increase .owing to the activity of tho
0. B. U. Kimberley unit had put in
a demand for $1 por day increase,
and having been turned down, had
struck. This action was deplored by
the executive committee, who wanted the local units to live up to the
demands of the general constitution.
In this respect, the demands should
have boen presented to tho district
executive board, and the chairman
stated that if the units persisted in
taking hasty action, the ultimate result would be tho crippling of the or-*
The executive recommended an active campaign against unsanitary
camp conditions, and the convention
concurred in the report and recommended that pressure be brought to
bear on all candidates seeking oloc-
tlon to Provincial and Fedoral parliaments to have this remedied.
Tho oonvention decided to put to
a referendum of the memborship in
the employ of the Consolidated Mining k Smelting Oo. tho question of
demanding $1 per day Increase, or a
strike to enforce tho demand.
The officers eleoted for tho ensuing torm woro: Chairman, T. B. Boberts; secretary-treasurer, A. 0. Harvey) board mombors, W. B. Phillips,
Geo. Garden, W. E. Burt; dologato
to Calgary oonvention, T. B. Boborts.
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Williams Would Link Up
Direct With Parliamentary Action
MacDonald Cites Instance
of Ruling Class Direct  j
At a publie meeting held in GIu-
gow ons the Sunday prior to the
opening of the British Tradei Oongress, Kamsay MacDonald and B.
Williams spoke on $reet aetion,
Their views are particularly interesting at this time, and for that
reason wo reproduce them from the
Glasgow Forward.
Mr. B. Williams, who received a
rousing reception, said tin,/ saw the
authorities on all sides seizing men
here and there, who, in the judgment of the government, were not
of sufficient importance to warrant
prompt and energetic direct or indirect   action.    He   had   sometimes
hoped that the authorities would bc
blind and foolish enough  to  seize
upon a man—than whom none was
buttered admired—like Bobert Smillie—and see what the result would
be.   For years the I.L.P. had been
trying to touch Socialism to trado
unionists,   but,   judging   from   the
events of today, they would havo
to start a propaganda   mission   to
teach them trade unionism.   Trades
unionism would be. nil right if it
were not for the so-called leaden of
trades unionism.   The electorate of
Glasgow had been led away at the
general   election  by   the   specious
promises of the bucaneering, priva-
teoring, and  profiteering   Coalition
Government.   They had now a gov
ornment   of   force,   which   would
equip, drill and   organize   soldiers
and sailors fcr the specific purpose
of smashing, the organized workers
whenever they dared to assert their
rights, just as Eerr Noske, tho renegade Socialist, was doing in   Gormany today.   With regard to that
accursed    evil,    conscription,    the
trade union movement should be prepared to use evory .menus   in   its
power to abolish it.. Thoy had the
example of what happened  at  Genoa and at the Black Sca,*and, if
trade unionists looked to each othor
for support in a strike for an ndvance of a ponny per. hour,  what
kind of support could thoy give to
a people who had struck against the
whole capitalist system!    Soldiers,
sailors, and workers of every country in Europe, excopt Great Britain,  had compelled  their government! to say, "Hands off Bussia;"
but here, with 6% millions of organized workers, they were helpless and
impotent, not so much because of
tho leadors of the trade union movement.    Marx had onco- called   the
British workers the advance-guard
of the international proletariat*, but
now thoy had becomo the Chineso
of Europe.    (Laughter.)    And yet
the speechos and writings of  Lord
Fisher,     Lieutenant-Colonel     Slier-
wood Kelly, V.C, just   back   from
Bussia, Lord Bothermore, and   Mr.
Asquith, and the attitudo    of   tho
Daily Express, showod that the capitalists had got the wind up, with
the result that they weer now attacking and denouncing   Mr.   Kolchak Churchill.     (Loud   laughter.),
Thoy heard a groat deal about un- j
constitutionalism, but the Constitutionalists hnd taken unconstitutional
action in Bussia, for they hnd never
declared war upon it, so that the
workors woro really being compolled
to adopt the same extra-i-onstitution-
al methods for the restitution of tho
British constitution.   (Applause.) So
far as direct* action and political
action were concerned, they would
havo to use both weapons   in   tho
fight.    He could nover be accused
of being   an   anti-Parliamentarian
when, as a taatter of fnct, he was a
member of the   oxooutive   of   the
Labor Party.    The movoment had
swung from purely industrial action
to' purely political action, and thon
back again once moro to the industrial side, and he   was   convinced
that to bo offectivo thoy would havo
to use both industrial and political
action beforo their aims   oould   be
Mr. MacDonald, who was recoived
with round after roun% af applause,
said the movoment which was to
triumph under domocracy was tho
movemont which, first of all, knew
what it wanted. Secondly, that
movement must not allow itself to
bo diverted from the roal path by
emotionalism. Thirdly, that taovo-
ment should discuss its own mind.
Ho could understand those,, although
ho did not agree with thom, who
were impatient with parliamentary
mothods, but they bad to understand
what they wore driving at. At tho
present time tho country was suffering from an absolute lack of moral
authority and moral confidence. In
whom were they going to placo their
confidence f Lloyd George f tho
Paris Conferoneef or tho capitalist
class! Noj for those who were responsible for the conduct of political affairs in this country today
wero more responsible than any
body elso for this lack of moral confidence, which was bound to end in
completo ruin unless lotaebody
came along to save it. Within the
last   threo   weeks   he   had   road
Deab With Accidents in
Industry Which Are
Too Frequent
TAirooimi, b. a
Will Form O.B.U. Metal
liferous Miners'
The undersigned was appointed to
forward to tho Federationist roports
of tho proceedings of the above
council. It is hoped that similar
bodies will do likewise, in order that
all may have a better conception
of the progress of the movement,
and a clearer conception of tho
difficulties encountered in the several localities as well as the aid
and encouragement received.
Tho meeting waB called to order
at 8:20 p.m., September 23, in the
O. B. U. hall, S. V. Cox in the chair.
Twenty-four delegates wore present.
Among the correspondence dealt
with were some letters from the
Workmen's Compensation Board in
roply to a communication sent from
the council calling attention to tho
alarming frequency of serious accidental in tho Prince Bupert spruce
mills. One of these letters stated
that the board was taking-up the
question of making all deaths resulting from accidents in industry
subjoct to inquest, and not left to
tho discretion of tho coroner. Of
two fatalities that have occurred in
this mill bf recent weeks, only ono
was reported to the coroner, according to hia written statement. Over
20 accidents have occurred sinco
April 11* last, ranging from trivial
to. tho loss of limbs and lives, Tlie
board sont a list of tho. accidents
that had boen reported with tho request that if thore was anything
that could be dono to obviate thoir
repetition it be roported to tlio
board. From the manner in which
most of tho accidents occurred the
board is of the opinion tlmt tho
question of meeting tho situation is
one of mecnanical inspection, being
probably duo in a large mensuro to,
tho variety of races employed in thfl
mill. , Tho writer 'was appointed to
see thc manager of the mill and socure permission, if possiblo, to inspect tho scenoB of the various accidents and report back.
A c'nrd was ordered inserted in
the Federationist directory for thc
council. |
Tho auditing committee reported
tho finances for tho period July-*]
August as follows: Total receipts.'
$656, expenses $465, bank balance
$183.85, cash in hand $7.15. Total,
balance to credit, $191.
Tho fish committee, organized during the strike to provido fish at
near cost to the strikers, reported a
surplus of $25.55. Tho report wns
accepted and the deficit of $5.30
incurred by the striko fund ordered
paid, the balance to go into the general fund of the oounoil,
: The assistant Secretary   wai  in-
jsteucted   to   wiro   Vancouver   for
dates for Pritchard or   Johns    to
s|eak In Prince Bupert,   on   their
Way baok for trial. Subscription
lists are being circulated in the city
,amd by the L.W.I.U. aU over, the
northern district (coast) for the
purpose of raising funds for the defease.
''A committeo was elected to initi-
I ate steps for the formation of a
metalliferous miners' unit of the
O. B. U:, in affiliation with the
['counoil. The groundwork of this
unit is already laid, owing to the
activity of the delegates of the
[L.W.I.U., who have signed up many
I miners ia the various camps tributary to Prinoe Bupert. All tbat remains .to be done 4s to supply tho
miners' delegatee who are in the
L.W.I.U. with the necessary supplioB
for doing the samo work for thcir
own section.
Tho constitution of the councU
recommends that units pay thoir
duos direct to the secretary-treas'
urer of the council, all running expenses of the units, of course, being met by tho council. The Metal
Trades unit, Teamsters and Fish
Packers are already doing this, but
a recont acquisition, tho P. B. Industrial Union) is dubious about it.
They consider it would be more to
their advantage to have control of
thoir own funds in order to meet
sick and unemployed benefits, etc.
To make the position clear of both
tho council and tho units paying
their dues in, tho assistant socretary
recommended that the constitution
bo amended before it wns put on tho
press. His rocommendution was that
a clause bo added defining the right
of tho units to draw upon the funds
of the council.
After considerable discussion, ...
which it was generally agreed that
the point needed clearing upt for
futuro guidance, tho following motion was earriod: "Any unit paying dues to the Control Labor Council, needing funds, shall make application to thc council through its
In order to popularize tho iwe of
headquarters, a committee, wan appointed to investigate the possibility of securing a pool tablo and card
tables for the uco of members.
Dot. Onscy moved the adoption of
the following resolution, which he
had introduced into tho City Council, where ho found no support:
"Whereas the matter of extend-
642 Granville St.
Phone Sey. 6110
ing payment of gratuity money to
returned veterans has- become an
isftue botween tho G.W.V.A. an^ the
Dominion Government;
"And whoroaa the outcome of the
controversy will have a far-reaching
effect on the social conditions of
tho country during the coming winter;
"Therefore bo it resolved by the
Prince Bupert Central Labor Council (O.B.U.), that wo endorse a
six-month extension payment of gratuity, and an allowance to widows
und dependents of soldiers comparable to tho cost of living; and
"Bo it furthor resolvod that we
request all othor labor councils to
petition the Dominion Oovernment
with similar resolutions, and that'a
copy of this resolution be sont to
the Dominion Government and tho
Dominion exocutive of the 0. W.
Speaking to tho above, Dol. Casey
snid that the problom of tho returnod soldier was one that tho council
could properly deal with, as it was
a labor problem inasmuch as tho returned men wero resuming their
places in the runkt of labor; If
thoso men were not grantod additional reliof for tho coming winter
The Imperial Veterans in
Canada Association
Has moved from 214 Bower Building, Granville
Street, to their new offices and club rooms, 487
Hastings Street West, next Robinson's Up
Stairs Clothes Shop. AH Imperials attend next
General Meeting at Club Headquarters.
the situation would ba difficult to
deal with.
Del. Bose concurred with the
spirit of the resolution, but objected to the proposed extension of
gratuity. He was in favor of endorsing the demand for a $2000
grant. In this the counoll eon*
curred, nnd with the necessary alteration the resolution wai adopted.
Assistant Secretary.
Bay City, ltttk.-Aa tkt rtnK of
a conference between Ubo tmpleytaf
painters and tke ripmtnUtlvtt tf
the union ,*n agreement waa miklfl
which terminated a thrtt-wttkt'
itrike. Under tkt provitiou tf lte
ntw rates the pay wiU bt 70 ttatt
an hour, and tkt net agrA tt lba*
don tkt co-operttivt ikopt thoy bm
arranged to establish.
Buy at t union store.
speeches on increased production by
three Scottish dukes. If tho country had taken tho advico of the
I.L.P. thirty years ago thore would
have been more production and leas
dukos today. Dukos and production
did not go togethor. He had just
road of the firm of Guest, Keon A
Nettlefolds, one of whose mombers
wu in the government, returning a
dividend of 15 per cont. Their original capital wai £065,000, and they
had paid out to their shareholders
bonus sharei to the value of. £2,805,-
000 as profit for the last fow years.
If those poople wanted the people
to have confidence in them thoy
would have to como to the public
with clean hands and not with
pockets bulging with the profits
wrung from this people during the
war. Thsy must etrtainly havt pro*
duetion, but they must alao hart a
guarantee that it was not going to
the bloated capitalist. Within (ht
next ilx yean thty must hart tn
organic re-organization of produotlon and labor must bo tht authority
in that production. But with all
those problems, and ho did not pro
tend to bo ablo to solve all of tliem,
he had to confess that ho wus au unrepentant parliamentary man. Ho
did not see how a country could bc
ruled except by force or by eomseut.
They could have rule by force for
six months, but thoy Would have no
representation nud tho sow would
roturn to wallow in tho mire. Thoy
had still to go on educating and
organizing, for until they had educated the peoplo thoy would nevor
bo ablo to rule tho country. Ho had
hia owa Gethsemano, but in the
darkest moment of his despnir, with
all tho powor of the other side nnd
the weaknoss of his arm beforc him,
ho had nevor given up tlio conviction that democracy would conquor
and establish itself in tho country.
Direct action was a moans of gaining a political end, and was thoroforo part of political action.. Parliament was only Parliament when
it was representative. Whon it
ceased tot be representative it wus
not Parliament, and, therefore,
action taken against non-roprosenta-
tive Parliament was not anti-Parliament. They had hud samples of
direct action at Aberdeen nnd at
Folkestone when Mr. Henderson and
ho wero going to Bussia for political purposes. Hore, therefore, was
an example of direct action being
used for political purposes. But
what did the present critics of direct notion say at that timof Thc
Morning Post, in referring to the
Aberdeen and Folkestone incidents,
said—"Ah! the mind of the working class is sound." (Laughter.)
But now, when direct action against
tho government was talked about by
the miners or any other section of
the workors tho Morning Post said
—"The scoundrels! Did anybody
ovor hear of direet action outsido
tho Soviets or the Bolsheviksf"
Williams wai right. Tho I.L.P. bolioved in parliamentary action and
in tradea unionism. Thoy believed
in both. If they were going to embark on direot action for political
work thty would have to remember
that they were adopting a weapon
which wat tht most difficult of tllff'
political weapons to wield. It was
all a question efficiency. In nine
cases out often direct action for political purposes must fail. In tho
tenth case, under the most exceptional casos would it succeed, and:
that was all that could bo said about
direct action. In 1006 thero was a
swing to direct action, but tho
workeri, after boing rebuffed, swung'
back to political action, and now
once more they wore back agnin to,
direot action. Direct action and political action must bo usod together
as a means to the sams end. He
was bound to say, however, that
speeches like that made by Hr. Winston Churchill regarding the Triple
Alliance were just the speeches that
brought forth direot action. Labor
was likely to be in power soon, and
that Labor muit bo an Intelligent
Labor, a Labor that must not hanker
after offlcr, .T„t was bettor to bo o
minority with Influence than a majority without it. Labor must stand
proof against temptations, tnd that
wu tht Labor that wu going to rt*
doem tht world. Thingi were worse
today than tht capitalist would let
them know. Tht nation wu verging
on bankruptcy, wu on the edge of
famine.   Labor tlont could ittt It
Bay at t union, store.
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situated on the corner of
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Operating expenses are kept down to a mint
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saves you money. We have no charge accounts,
or free deliveries—they all cost money. We
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"scenery*—this is the basis of our $10 saving.
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If You Can Duplicate Robinson's Clothes for Less Than
$10 More Elsewhere Come Back and Get Your Money
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i a i
eleventh yeab. Wo. «n     THE BRITISH COLUMBIA FEDERATIONIST    vancouveb, b. a
Highest Grade Mechanic's Tools
Martin, Finlayson & Mather Ltd.
45 Hastings St W.       i:      Vancouver, B. C.
Good for Health     •     Improves the Appetite
Everyone knows that cheap goods can only be procured
by using cheap materials and employing cheap labor.
is produced from the highest grade materials procurable
—Cascade is a UNION produce from start to finish.
A Reply to Vlce-pres. Richardson t" Bolshevism" (a subject of which
"Fools rush in where angels fear *U thaw parties are as ignorant as
to tread" Is an old saving that is George Jay is of tho Winlilpeg
being amply verified these days by a striko), and tho striko conwnitteo
hordo of adherents of, and apologists was accused of usurping the functor, that decadent and obsolete ag- tions of government and transfer-
gregation of political jobseekers and ring the seat of authority from the
per capita tax meal-ticket   holdors oity hall and tho gas house on Ken-
Vancouver Unions
•euttve wamitltt: President, E.
Winch; viet-pr«ld«t, J. Kavanagh;
tMMurtr, r. Knowles; ■•rgttnt-aMriai,
W. A. Aln»d«i trwteei. W. A. Prll-
ebard, W. H. Cottrell, P. McDonnell, H.
Outterldge; isentarr. T. B. UUglft
Boom 216 Labor Temple.
cil—Meeta    second    Monday    Io    t»
month.    President, J. ?. McConnell; mc-
•______ B. H, NeeUadi, P. 0. Box M.
tlonal Union of America, Local No, 120
—Meets second snd fourth Tuesdays in
tht month, Room 205 Libor Temple. Pro-
■Went, 0. E. Harritt; eeoretsry, R. A.
Webb. Mi Haitlngi itreet wwt.	
and Reinforced Ironworkers, Local 91
—Meeta aeoond aad fourth Mondays.
President Jaa. Hastings; flnuetal eeentary and treasurer, Roy Masieeer, Room
818 Libor Ttmple.  	
Brotherhood op carpenters.
Loul No. 817—MeeU every second
ind fourth Monday evenlnr. fl o'clock,
Libor Temple. Preeldent, J. Reld; secretary, E. J. Temotn, 1228 Otorgli list;
baelneii agent and financial secretary,
0.   0.  Thorn,   Room SOS  Libor  Templt.
Pbone  Sey.  7495.	
218—Meets it 440 Pender Street
West, every Monday, 8 p.m. Presl*
dent, H. H, Woodside. 440 Pender W.;
rtoordlng secretary, J. Murdoch, 440 Fender Streot West; financial aecreUry and
buttneta agent, E. H. Morrison, 440
Pender Street Weet; assistant aecreUry,
f. R, Burrows.
Unit of tht 0. B. U.—Meetings every
Monday, 7:80 p.m., Libor Temple. President, F. L. Hunt; secretary-treasurer,
W. A. Alexander, Room 210, Libor Tom-
pit. Phone, Seymonr flflflO.
ployees, Loul 21—Meett every flnt
Wedneediy in tht moath it 2:80 p.m.
•ad every third Wedneediy ln tho month
at 8:20 p.m. .President, Harry Wood;
aeoretary uid business tgent, W. Mac-
hemic, offlca and moating hill, Old Pender St. W. Phono Sey. 1081. Offlee
hours: 11 to 12 noon; 2 to 6.
era' Union—Meets 2nd and 4th Frl-
diya, 205 Libor Temple. President, W.
Wilson, 2239 (Iranvllle Street; secretary*
treasurer, p. J. Hnell, 916 Dunsmuir Bt.
Dumber workers' induhtrial
Union of tho-One Itig Union—Afflllnted
with B. 0. Federation of Libor ind
Vancouver Trades Mtd Libor Oouncll—
An Industrial union of ill workers ln
togging ind construction camps. Held*
quarters, 81 Cordova Btreet West, Vincouver, B. 0. Phone Sey. 7850. E.
Winch, secretary-treasurer; legal advisers, Messrs. Bird, Macdonald ft Co., Van-
aouvcr, 1). O.j auditors, Metsrs, Buttar
k Chiene. Vancouver,  B. C.
Carpenters—Moot! Room SOT every
2nd md 4th Tuesday la each month.
President, J. W. Wilkinson; rtoordlng
seoretary, W. J. Johnston, 73—24th Ave.
W.; financial secretary, H. A. Macdonald,
Room 212 Labor Temple.	
International steam and oper-
Moeta overy Tuesday it 7:80 pjn., Libor
Presidont, F. G. Phillips;
trtis. and business' agent,
Office, 587 Homer street.
7495 ud 4117,
A. C. Russell,
Phonos,  Sey.
Employees, Pioneer Division, No. 101
—Meets A. 0. F. Hall, Mount Pleasant,
lit indL Srd Mondiye it 8 p.m. President, W. H. Cottrell; rtoordlng secre*
tiry, F, E. Orlffln, 6A19 Commercial
Drive;    treasurer,    fi.     8.     Cleveland;
Juancial    secretary    and businesa agent,
red A. Hoover, 2409 Clark Drive; office
corner Prior end Main streets.
(Teamsters, Warehousemen, Auto Mechanics, etc.)—Meets evory Wednesday
•t 162 Cordovi Street Eist. Preeldent,
J. Shaw; secretary, C. A. Read, 2844
Prince Edwird Prut. Ofllce: 152 Cordova Street East.
Meete list Sunday of eaeh month it
2 p.m. President, W. H. Jordan; vice*
president, W. H. Youhill; atcrtUry-
treasurer, R. H. Ntelindi,. Box 66.
Provincial Unions
In annual oonvention in January. Excutlve officers, 1018*19: Preeldent, J,
Kavanagh, Labor Templo, Vincouver;
vice-presidents—Vincouver Island: Cum*
berland, J. Naylor; Victoria, J. Taylor;
Prince Rupert, Oeo. Caaey; Vancouver,
W. H. Cottrell, T. McDonnell; New Westminster, Geo. McMurpby; Weat Kootenay, Silverton, T. B. Roberts; Crow's
Nest Pus, W. B. Phillips, Fernie, W. A.
Sherman. EccreUry-treasurer, A. S
Wells, Labor Temple, 405 Dummnlr St.
Vincouver, B. 0.	
ind   Labor   Council—Meet*
Association,    Loul    9862—Offlce    ind
halt,   804   Pender   Street  West.    Meeti
first  ind  third  Fridays,   8   p.m.    SecreUry- treasurer,    F.    Chapman;    business
Heat. P- Sinclair.	
Butcher Workmen's Union No, 648—
Meets flrst ind third Tuesdays of each
month, Labor Temple, 8 p.m. Presidont,
W. V. Timley, 1888 Powell St.; recording secretary, William Glbbs, Station B.
P. 0, Vincouver; flnanclal secretary md
business igent, T. W. Andoreun, 687
Hftmer Bt,	
Fatter*   makers-   EESRJUE   OT
North AinerUa (Vincouver end vicinity)—Branch meets second and fourth
Mondiye, Room 204 Labor Temple. President, Wm. Hunter, 3,18 Tenth Ave. North
Vincouver: flnanclal teoreUry. E. God-
dird, 8S6 Richard. Street; recording sec-
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Fiitcncrs. I.L.A., Loul Union 88A,
■"ws 8—Meets Ihe 2nd and 4lh Fridays
of tho month, Labor Temple, H nm
Preeldent, George Miniell- finiaclil secreUry and business ageut, M. Phtlpi;
corresponding secretary, W. Lee. Offlee,
Room 207 Labor Tttnple.
_ first ind
third Wednesdays. Knights of Pythlii
Hall, North Park Straet, it 0 p.m. Presl*
dent, E. S. Woodsworth; vice-president,
A. C. Pikt; secre tary-treasurer. Christian
Siverts, P. 0. Box 802, Vlctorii, B. 0.
ers, Local 1777—Meets flrst md third
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Road East, it I p.m. Preaident, W.
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210—18th Ht. W., North Vincouver.
COUNCIL, 0. B, U—Meets every second and fourth Tuesday in the 0. B. U.
Hill, cornor Sixth tvenue ind Fulton
atreet, it 8 p.m. Meetings open to ill 0.
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S. Cameron, Box 217, Princo Rupert, B.C.
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of tht Btrlkt Bulletins. Rtaders who
havt kept these copies will confer a
favor by Bending ub thii number of
tht above issues.
Romeo Albo Hai Got to Oo
The Minister of the Interior has
informed Attorney Ostlund of Leth-
briflgc that (he department will not
interfere with the deportation of
Romeo Albo, thc Italian who was
charged with being an umletrirablc
alien because of hii Socialistic tendencies.
Where is your union button!
The Royal Bank
of Canada
..$ 25,000,000
Capital Authorized	
Capital Paid-up - $ 16,000,000
Reserve and Undivided Profits $ 17,000,000
Total Assets $460,000,000
590 branohei in Canada, Newfoundland and Britiih
Weit Indiei.
Alio branohei in London, England; New York Oity and
Barcelona, Spain.
Fourteen branohei in Vancouver:
Main Offlce—Corner Hastings and Homor Streets.
Oorner Main and Hastings Streets,
Corner Oranvillo and RobHon Streets,
Corner Bridge Street and Broadway Weit.
Corner Cordova and Carrall Streets,
Corner OranviUe and Davio 8troeti>
Corner Oranvllle and Seventh Avenue West.
1050 Commercial Drive.
Corner Seventeenth Avenue and Main Strut.
2016 Yew Stroot.
Corner Eighth Avenue and Mala Street.
Hudson Street, Marpole.
Kingsway Brunch and 20th Avenuo Braneh,
Abo—North Vanoouver, New Westminster and 29 other
points in British Columbia.
Ont dollar opens tn aeeount on whieh interest li paid half-yearly
at current rateB.
Vftfantfer Vancouvtr Branch
0. W. FRAZBE, VaatOttTtr,
Supervisor f or B. 0.
known as tho American Federation
of Labor.
The latest eavallcb to enter tho
lists and champion tho causo of this
capitalistic, government-owned and
controlled "labor" organization is
one Oeorge Jay Richardson, who
writes in the August issuo of tho International Tire-Fighter, and signs
himself "vice-president/' and like
most of bis tribe, is not vory particular as to his own voracity, io
long as "the boys" will swallow it,
and allow him and his kind to continue their peaoeful perambulations
over tho country, distributing gov-
emraont-Ooiupors-made, soaled and
approved "chloroform," in their
efforts to delay the inevitable and
swiftly approaching.-clay whon they
and iho machine they represent
shall be thrown into thc discard, and
the workers shall decide upon their
own lino of action, froo from tho
"strings" pullod by the reactionary
organization which is now, and has
been for somo years, within the grip
of the financial interests of -this continont.
Whilst reading his "screech" I
had a vivid mental picture of
'' Brother'' Oeorge Jay weeping
crocodile tears, as ho contemplated
the "dangor" in which the lifo and
property of the "workors" of Winnipeg were placed, and was very
forcibly reminded of a similar attitude on the part of some of Winnipeg's wealthy citizens, who raised
a "howl" that could bo heard to
the coast, East and Wost, about tho
"brutality" and "inhumanity" of
tho strike committee iu shutting off
the supply of bread and milk to
"innocent women and children,"
but were not above entering into a
compact to raise tho price of bread,
after means had beon adopted to ensure its delivery—who were willing
to enter into a "gentleman's"
agreement to deal without quarter
with a striker who should become in
arrears during the strike—selling np
tho homos of tho workers, turning
innocent women and children into
the street, to starve for all they
He says he "ean conceive of
reason that justified the firemen in
joining in that strike," and is sure
that had tho Winnipeg firemen belonged to tho I.A.F.F., "and asked
their officers for advice," they
would have stayed on the job, and
not endangored tho livos of the Winnipeg citizons.
I wonder if "Brother" Oeorge
Jay is awaro that the firemen of
Winnipeg have reached, years of distinction, and could give him and the
■TCBt of tho "officers" of tho
I.A.F.F. Bome very useful informa-
tifti concerning their calling) I
wondor if he iB aware that they
offered the services of a life-saving
crew ' * without pay'' (Bomethinglhc
A. F. of L. would never do) for the
duration of the strike, and that tho
offer was turned down by the City
I wonder also if ho is awaro that
there ..are firemen engaged in thc
department in Winnipeg, who have
served the city loyally and woll in
the past, who have roceived the
magnificent sum of 11 cents per hour
for their scrvicesf That at the time
of the strike, and until the "double
platoon" system was adopted, their
pay averaged around 17^ conts per
Is he aware that the botter paj
and better conditions they enjoy to
day aro the result of the loyal support and encouragement of thoir
fellow-workers in the city of Winnipeg and not to any effort on the
part of any A. F. of L. " parasite "f
Ho writes, oh! so sympathetically, of
the folly of endangering the livos
and property of the 90 per cent., in
order to spito tho little 10 per cent,
but he omits to state that whilo the
workers constitute 00 por cent, of
tho population and the employers
only? 10 per cofft., that this samo 10
per cent, own over 00 per cont. of
the property, and that hi that portion of the city where tho workers
own their own homes, the "women
who had most to suffer from the loss
of thoir belongings were determined
that no "scab" firemen should oc
cupy tho fire hall, and twice drove
them out, tnd phoned tho central
station to fotch away the horsos, as
they wero in danger of starvation.
Hut it is when "Brother" Goorge
Jay gets away from the firemen's
connection with the strike that ho
goon beyond a mere display of ignorance, and descends to the level
of faUohood and misrepresentation,
and to put liiin right and correct any
wrong impression renders of the Industrial Fire-Fighter may have got
from reading his letter ii my purposo in penning these lines.
Ho accuses certain "leaders" of
the Winnipeg itrike as seining upon
conditions there to try out tho "One
Big Union," nnd of deliberately befogging the issue before the workers, viz., tht right to eollottive bargaining.
Of course, not boing present, he
docs not know what he Ib talking
about, but iuch a littlo matter as
tbat would not prevent any of his
kind spilling ink.
Tho issue bofore the workors in
Winnipeg was. the right to collective
bargaining and a living wage—and
not one* waB that issue deviated
from in thc least by either tho striko
committeo qr the largo body of
strikers. If thc same could be said
for the Citizeni' Committee of Ono
Thousand (which George Jav goes
out of hii way to extol), or by thc
provincial /and ciijjc governtaeiits,
and last but not least, by Senator
Oidoon Robertson and tho 16 or more
capita tax treughfeedorB"
whieh Winnipeg was afflicted
nody Street, respectively, to the
Labor Temple, despite the fact that
a deputation of the itrike committee "co-operated" with a committee appointed by the City Council,
and that committees of strikers
wero daily "waiting on'* tht City
Council and the Provincial Government, and in the words of Batapel
Hopkins Adams, who was Bent to
Winnipeg to get the "facta" for
Collier's Weekly, and who was told
that a Soviet had been established,
who says: Starting with that aa
sumption, I have been wholly unablo to verify it."
Then the citizens' committee
Bpent thousands of dollars in full-
page ads. in all the Winnipeg
dailies in an effort to divert thc attention of the returned soldierB from
tho real issue, to the "alien" quofi-
tion. Only a few months beforc,
thia would havo had the desired
effect, and under such stimulus the
livos and proporty of alien residents
in the city would have been in grave
danger, but at last the seals wero
torn from the eyes of tho veterans,
and they realized that this was but
another attempt to "put ono ovor"
and they simply laughed and told
the eommittee to "Come again."
You eec, Georgo, by this time thoy
had learned how their wives and
families had been "fleeced" by the
"patriotic profiteers" whilst they
were fighting to make the world
"safo for democracy," and were
getting a fair grasp of the fact that
whilst thoy had done the fighting,
they also had to pay the bill, owing
to tho fact that a paternal government had proved, in operation, the
truth of another old saying, "tho
devil looks after Ms own,'' and having spent some of the beet years of
their lives in thp fight for Iiberty(f),
truth(t) and justico(f), they could
cotae back, receive with gratitude
any old job at any old pay that
pleased the employers, and that they
and their childron and their- children's children, could go on slaving
to pay the interest on tho Victory
Bonds that you, George, and others
of your kind had so assiduously aiid
persistently peddled (of course, for
a slight remuneration).- '■"'''■'■
But one thing I would like to
know, and perhaps such a -high-
placed official as a vice-president
will be able to enlighten me, M'Mlhy
a bunch of highly-paid and offfimes
ignorant "aliens," subjects ..,of f a
foreign power, should be saddled
upon the workors of Canada gtf^he
invitation of a Ministor p| .(tjio
Crown, or of the employors, pr.„ of
Tom Mooro or Paddy Draper^, (ffho
represent only themselves and...,not
the rank and file of labor iu.. Canada). .,;.,.,
I am going to pass over his Terence to the arrest of the "leadifts"
as I naturally feel strongly on; that
point, and aB tho case is g jfaub-
judice'' I may say something that
could be interpreted as "contempt
of court," though, of course, our
opponents can say pretty woll what
they like and be immune.
However, I am going to ask one
more question, and it is thiB: "If
our arrest led to the calling off of
the general striko, and if this provod
conclusively to you, George Jay,
that it was only tho desiro of a few
leaders to carry on the strike, how
do you account for the action of tho
85,000 striken in Winnipeg demanding that we bc released, or that they
bo put in jaill"
Yos, you aro right in one statement, Oeorge Jay. There is a
difference between the policy of the
O.B.U. and tho A. F. of L., and the
difference is that the rank and file
dictate the, policy and elect their
own spokesmen in the O.B.XT„ that
the movemont works fron? the
ground up, mid is thus really democratic, whilst tho contrary is true of
tho A. F. of L., the "hand-picked"
appointed officers of that organization taking their '' instruction''
from Sammy and his satellites, moro
often than not, in dirct opposition
to the rank and file.
The O.B.U. is an up-to-date industrial organization, to meet thc
needs of the workers under the
changed conditions under which
they labor, called for by labor, gov-
orned by labor, for labor, whilst thc
A. F. of L. lives only in the past
and tacitly adopts as its b'
"As It was in the beginning, is now,
it ever shall bo;" is the servant of
the bond-slave of the capitalist; its
champions are afraid to take the
platform and debato the merits of
the two forms of organization: it
operates only by political machine
methods, and assumes a despotic
power to brow-beat and hoodwink
the worker, whilst its paid supporters wax fat on the toil of tho
ihassoi, drawing salaries double or
treble, and in many cases more,
than they ever earned at the bench
or in the shop.
That tho new organization is
mooting the need Ib amply demonstrated by its rapid growth in spite
of the. frowns and threats of the
government and tho big interests,
and the tearful pleadings 'of, thc
scores of highly-paid "viee-jresi-
dents," grand vice-presidentt and
grand lodge officials who see.jpheir
days of ease and power slipping
from their grasp. ..r
Follow workers, get wise, come
along; put in your application and
got in the band wagon.
R.  E. BRf Y.
and I warned .them all to keep their
hands off toe.'* Well, the truth Is,
whon ho shouted ah usher went up
to him and said, "Don't interrupt
tho meeting." But he then shouts
out, "Let me havo the platform for
fivo minutes." Then the police
sergeant goes up to him and takes
him by thp arm, and between tho
police and ushers ho is ejected. Ho
then says Chiof Constable McRae
and Inspector Jackson were standing in tho side entrance, and they
called me outsido and appealed to
mo to keep order, which I promised
to do, and I kept my word until the
closo of tho meeting. Woll that Is
another lio, for thoy did not
call him; they forcably ejected him
with the wish of tho audience. He
then goes on to say, "I returned to
my original soat and sat there without saying a word." Well ho on
doubt knew what would happen to
him if he made another interruption. He goes on: "Fifty officials
or ushers of the O.B.U. could not
oject me unless they handcuffed and
shackled me first," but as ho did
not mention that at the meeting wo
did not know what a wondorful sergeant ho is. His final statoment
was: "After the meoting I stood
under an electric light and mado a
careful study of tho class of audienco, and my opinion is it was composed principally of Cordova Street
loungers, the majority of whom cannot read, write or speak tho King's
Well, I consider that a direct insult on all who attended that meeting, aud at. thc very opening of thc
moeting Comrado Bray said he
thought there were a good many roturned men present, and our G. W.
V. A. friend of capitalists said,
"You bot thero are; put up your
hands, boys; lot them see how many
of you are here." And up4wont his
hand, and becauso thoy did not
help him to break up the meeting,
which I think was deliberately
planned, he calls them and other
workers Cordova Street loungers, insulting remarks he should bo mado
to withdraw, or elso some action
should be taken against such curs.
Late 2nd C. M. R.
...October 3, 101]
couver Island Btrike wat called, Bob
was always to be found in the vanguard of the struggle,-and when
"Bowser," tho Attorney General,
under the McBrido government, sent
his famous strike-breaking 72nd to
the Island ,and arrested and goaled
some 200 or 300 minors, Bob was
one o{ the victims. Bob was very
incensed at the brutal manner adopted to bring the nilnore into submission, bo much bo, that he wrote
poem whilo lying in hii cell, which
in patt:
follows 1
durlug tho never-to-be-forgotten six
weeks, then the story would bo simplified, and the "dally rags" of this
continent would not have garnered
iuch a rich harvest of "shekels"
for full-page ads. and lying news
But the truth was not, and never
ii, acceptable to thc "big inter-
sits," or to their flunkeys, the
minion of Sammy Gompers, so
"they" and not tho workors or their
"spokesmen" (whom George Jay
poriiste 1n calling "leaden") be
clouded the issue and dragged herrings of varioui huei and varloua
liwi across tho path,
Rnt it wai tha  "Soviet"   and
Editor B. C. Federation^: | I
read with great intereit the i < pprt
of thc Arena public meoting of,Wednesday, the 24th September, in rhe
very poisonous daily press, especially the lying statement mado by
Sergt. harry Richards, which tho
Province published in very heavy
typo when they knew, or ihould
have known, that nearly every word
wat a We. This is what
RlohardB said in his statement: "I
am the man referred to; I jumped
up and told tht spoaker ho was a
'damned liar' when he statod thut
a V. C. hero was shot and trampled
on by his own comrades." Well, as
I happened to be sitting less than
Ave yards from Richards, he is the
damned liar, for he did not call
Comrado Bray a damned liar; ho
juit ihonted "That's a Ma!" He
goes on to lay: "Naturally thc
'Bolshies' present objected to thin,
and made an attempt to grab mc,
Stephen Leacock's'Letter
Editor B. C. Federationist: Regarding Stephon Leacock's unsolved
riddle of social futuro in thc Province of Sopt. 27, I would crave tho
sanction of tho editorial chair to air
my criticism of his conception of tho
irresistible and ultimate trend of human aBpirntions.
The statement I take exception to
is the willingness to labor for tho
good of others, which, according to
thc professor, won't work. My endeavor will be to show that it doeB
now work, and that it pormeateB
every field of industry and activity
whero Labor is applied. Ho overlooks thc fact that tho object of labor is the desire to live, and not for
pecuniary gain.
If a man shall not work, neither
shall ho eat, is the essence of the Socialist doctrine, but under the system 'it is permissablo to eat tho fruits
of your neighbor's toil. What recompense does the wife of tho toiler
receive for her portion of drudging
in the homo J -What is tho recompense of tho pupil for tho drudgery
of school routine?
It wore futile to enumerate. Take
»tho broad field of the worker, ond lot
the professor show what recompense
the worker receives for the energy
they develop in their various callings; how Magnificently ho performed his various operations today for
the bare necessaries of life; how
much moro willingly would he faco
life's struggles if his rccompunse
were thc comfort and pleasures of
modern* society. When thc premival
cave dweller crawled out of his ancient dugout nnd wended his way to
the little stream to soothe his lacerated Bores with the cooling influence
of ihe water from tho mountuins,
followed by his mate, thc woman, thc
first law of nature, Belf-prcservation,
prompted him to seek a shelter where
he would not be required to flght the
bear or the wolf for possession of
the cave. His mate, thc woman,
tried to dissuade him with the wordB
of the professor, it was always thus:
It won't work.
All roads load to Homo, and you,
professor, are consciously or unconsciously, speeding iho advont of So.
cialiBm. Opposition to the natural
growth of tho tree serves to drive
tho roots deeper into the soil whero
all-progress is hidden.
Tho cause of presont day unrest is
a strong, vigorous growth of healthy
discontent and' desire. It wcro a
dangerous expedient in 1914 and succeeding yean to stir up the great
muss of hopeless toilers to the belief
that a supremo effort to destroy the
Hun would also soo the destruction
of all class distinctions. Tho pulpit
and press were conscripted (for gold)
into tho great task that would forever destroy the old order and usher
in a new world, whero oil priviloges
would bo swept into the depths of
forgotfulness, and from the ruins
arise that great democracy of freo
peoples. Your task was well done,
and today you are squandering the
energy of tho toiler in alnighty effort to entertain him with the gaudy
pomp of noble youth and aged senilo
butchers, parading these bofore the
eyes of those you duped and fleeced
oven of Hfe itself.
Desire in the individual Is easily
destroyed, but when it is common to
the raco, you must oither satisfy it
or bo swept aside. You may control
or direct this desire, but to bar tho
movement, will entail Buffering perhaps death.
Tho workers tho world over are
gently pleading with you to stand
aside. Will you be wise and graciously make way for this international movement) Privilege your
only loss, your gain freedom, and release from responsibility, or like-thc
captain on thc sinking ship, will you
prefer to go down with her rather
than suffer thc indignity of boing tho
first to lffnvo that system which you
and I, my brother, together created.
Did you soe the kiltie Boys,
Laugh, 'twould nearly kilt you, boys
Tho aay  they came  to  kill both
great and small.
With bayonet, shot and shell,
To blow ub all to hell.
"Did Bowser," with hiB gallant 72.
Hurrah, boys, hurrah, for Bowser's
A handy, dandy, candy seventy-twa,
They made the world look small,
Led on by Colonel Hall,
Hurrah,, boys, hurrah, for Bowser's
They stood some curious shapes,
these boys,
They must havesprung from npos,
these boys,
Dressed up in kilts to represent the
And many a mother's son had nevor
seen a gun,
And yet they wore Bowser's seventy-twa. Chorus, etc.
There, perhaps, was not much in
these linos, but when thoy were put
into song, and sung beforo about
2000 striking miners by "Comrado
Willis," tho offect was electrical,
and the song was on every man, woman and child's lips from then on.
This song alone did wonders for tho
solidarity that was shown on Vancouver Island at that time. After
tho strike was called off, and we
miners suffered defeat, hundreds had
to leave the island in search of thc
toeans of lifo, and Bob journeyed to
New Zealand in the fall of 1014. Ho
settled at Roa, whoro he speedily
came to the front ns a fcarloBs advocate of the miner's rights. He
was several times president of the
Papora Miners Union, and also its
secretary, and represented his comrades at Dominion conferences in
Wellington on two occasions. Recently he loft Ron coalfields becauso
of thc victimization of certain miners prominent in thc Roa striko. Ho
was the socretary during that period,
and refused to stay ou when his
mates were not reinstated. At tho
beginning of tho year, he shifted to
tho Brighton mine, near Dunedin,
where he was killed by a fall of
Mr. Smith was about 53 years of
age, and' is mourned by his widow,
two daughters (Cecily and Florence)
and a son (Loo), who has not yet returned from the front. His daughter
Cecily was lately on tho Worker
staff (thc official organ of New Zealand Labor Party). Bob is a heavy
loss to his comrades in the.mines, as
he was always to be dependod upon
to seo justico dono in ever.' dispute
that ooccurrcd, whilst holding executive position. Tho fact that he wns
practically blacklisted in every
country in which he worked shows
clearly that he was not a time server
or half-hearted unionist. Tho writer
of theso lines had thc pleasure of
Bob's company while onc of Bowser's victims in New Westminster
jail ,and adds hiB.personal Bympathy
to his comrade's widow and family.
Nanaimo B. C,
Sopt 30th, 1919.
P. 0. Box 410.
(Opposite FanttgM)
Labor's Real Friend
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Death of B. W. Smith
Editor B. C. Federationist—Dear
Sir and Comrade: It is with regret
that I have to record tho death of
Mr. B. W. Smith, ono of the faithful
who Buffered duranco vile in New
Westminster jail, over fhe head of
the Vancouver Island minos striko in
The ranks of labor loses a stalwart
comrado by the death of Mr. Smith,
in an accident at thc Brighton coal
mine, noar Dunedin, New Zealand.
"Bob" was a Tynosido miner, nnd
spent the first 30 yenrs of his lifo in
the neighborhood of tho English
mines. There he married and took
a great interest in union affairs. In
1902 or 1003, he came to Vancouver
Islnnd, and worked in tho Nanaimo
mines.  In 1013, when the hit* Van*
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Oissslte Woodward's
ISeranton, Pa.—Th* motormen, aai
inductors tmvloyeA by the Betaa-
in Railway Company have accepted
ie offer of a ninorewe of four seats
i hour to continue until Januanr 1,
lid aftor that date the pay will ha
ve cents. This giro the mea 89
'nts an hour and a 9-hour Any.
Baa Francisco — Tha Material
Toinstars Union hai secured aa la*
crease ia wages of (1 per day, tht
■aba becoming effective inmedlat*-
ljr. Thli briaga tht wages of material teamsters to It and 07 fer day,
according to tha character ef tht
work dont.
'atronize Federationist Advertisers
Htta They An, Indexed rot Toa
Mr. Union Man, Oat This Ont and (Mrs It to Tou Wifo
lank of Toronto, Hastings S Cambie; Vietoria, Merritt aad Ntw Weet-
I    minster.
loyul Bank of Canada, IS Branches ia Vsneourer, St in B. 0,
..Phono Fairmont 44
pisdalls Limited...
-SIS Hastlngi .treet West
-Hastlngi Street Wut
Pocket Billiard Parlor-.
Con Jones (Brunnriek Pool Booms)
Boots and Shoes
.it Hutlngi Stroot Bait
..Hutinga Strut But
Goodwin Shot Co., ,
! Nodelay Shoe Co	
Pierre Paris ..._
Wm. Dick Ltd...
Ingledew Shot 8ton_
.119 Halting! Street But
 1047 OianTillo Stmt
~M Hastings Strut Weit
—Hutlngi Street But
-CM QranrlUt Strut
Bank Buffet........
Trocadcro Cafe..
—.Corner Hastings and Homer Street!
.IM Hutingi Street Wut
Chinaware and Tbys        ______
Millar & Coe. Ltd . 419 Hutlngi Strut Wut
El Ooro and all Unloa Label Clgan
Clothing and Gent's Outfitting
Arnold ft Qui gley    S4S Qranvllle Street
Clubb ft Stewart . 809*815 Hutings Street Weit
s ....      — -.-
B. 0. Outlining Co,.
B. 0. Tailoring Co.™.
Wm. Diok Ltd,..*^.	
Thoi. Foster ft Co, Ltd...........
W. Foltor ft Co.; Ltd_._	
| J. N. Harvey Ltd	
The Jonah-Prat Co-
842 Hastings Street West
..128 Hastings Street East
 83-49 Hastlngi Street East
 514 OranviUe Street
..848 Hastings Street West
New Tork Outfitting Co...
David Spencer Ltd..
W. B. Brumltt...
....—.US Huting! Weit and Vietoria, B. 0.
 401 Halting! Streot West
........ 148 Hastlngi Street Wut
.„■_  SSO Oranvillo Street
 _.- Hastings Strut
Thomu ft McBain-
Woodward! Ltd..
...Cordova Strwt
..Oranvillo Btreet
JT. B. Cuthbertiom ft Co	
Ivietor Clothes Shop.—	
(Bobinson Clothes Shop, Ltd...
..Baitings and AJibott Street!
To Weld the Proletarian
Forces Seems to Be
the Aim
Tko working clau movement in
France, like all other countries, ia
boing reeonstruoted, rebuilt, became
of tho neoessity of oloaring tho
ground for tho filial conflict with
capitalism. Tho following opinion!
of the Socialist press, and prominent men in tho movement, will givo
some indication of what is takipg
plaoe in tho French movement.
Humanito (Soe.), Sept. 4.—Adrien
Marquet strongly criticize! tht Socialist Party for dispersing itl energies in a struggle against militarism
instead of concentrating on a definite policy at reconstruction, which
would gain it tho sympathy of moit
of the eountry. He also makes a
vigorous appeal for unity, and point!
to tbe capital made by militarists
and reactionaries out of rumors of
dissensions within the Socialist parties. I
"There are now (in France) ipeci'
fically proletarian groups whioh will
havo a technical oapacity for the
organisation of produetion superior
to that of tho Soviet In
tht courso ot tht war th* tradt
union movement hu becomo formidable, and thc co-operative organlutlon remarkable. Theae two forces
are revoltuionary in actual faet;
each stage ia tbeir development ii
a stop forward ia tho constructive
proparation of a now social order.
The party ihould proposo to the
nation reformi u definite in the
transformation they would effect u
is tho activity of those organic
groups of produoeri and consumers.
In doing so it would rally almost
the whole nation to itl ideal Instead of this it contents itseelf with
a struggle against militarism, whioh
loads it to declaration! to which one
can subscribe without being a So*
cialist. . ... Tho party is in dan*
ger of ending with a phraseology
which will alienate from it the best
olements of the proletariat. Because
it has not the hold over Frenoh opinion which it would have if our comrados of the minority would agree
to speak ai they act, we regret to
lay that tht party li allowing tho
revolutioniati of Central and Eastern Europe to be crushed, while, pretending to support them; it has been
preyented by tno hope of coming into powor from studying the problems with whioh our country is faced; it hu allowed M. Clemanceau to
take advantage of our divisions, and
remain president to tho aggravation
of tho economio and financial troubles of Franco, hrs attention being
fixed upon Mr. Lloyd Oeorge at work
organizing his Leaguo of Nation!,
Thii would not be happoning if thou
who signed the programme manifesto
adopted last April by tho congress
had all retained itl terms In their
Tho programme pointed ont tho
cloie tie which ahould bo maintained between our post-war policy with
our war polioy and our pro-war polioy; it described the immediate situation, and tho guiding linei of our
foreign policy; it laid stress on the
revolutionary tendenoy of our mive-
mont; it showed that tho teaching
and the notion of our party havo
varied neither in spirit nor in aim.
But in listening to us tho country
find! thli difficult to believe."
tanooutbb, a a
Steadily Declining Portion
of Value Creating Goes
to the Workers
New Angle on the Causes
"of the Winnipeg General Strike
..OranviUe Street and Hastings Streot
 Ill Hutingi Wort
 ...(..-Corner Hutingi and Bichards
■Kirk ft Co., Ltd.	
fclaodonald Marpolt Co..
i Main St., Beymour 1441 and 485
_. 1001 Main Strut
KlUcrut Dairy .
Kelley Dally ...
..Phone Fair. 1984
...Phont Bay. 853
■>ri. Brttt AadtMa aad Doug lu CtMilmaa.
'. W. J. Ouir*.,.,—.,..-,—
_ '. Oordon CampbiJU—.....
|)r. P. B. HaU..
..601 Hastlngi Weit
.301 Dominion Building
     ......Corner Oranvllle and Bobson Streets
 —19 Hutlngi Street But, Seymonr 4042
—...Corner Huting! and Abbott Street!
—Corner Hastlngi and Seymour Streets
Bank Buffett—
Britannia Beer..
Bascadi Beer...
■Taxi—Soft Drink*...
17an Broi  -.—
-Cor Hutingi and Homer Streete
—Wutmlniter Brewery Oo.
-Vaneonver Breweries Ltd.
—..409 Dunsmuir Street
 Ciden and wintl
Dry Goods
 _ Oranvllla Street
 .41 Hutingi But and 791 OranviUe Strut
Funeral Undertakers
Bordon Drysdalt Ltd..
Brown Bros, ft Oo. Ltd....
Center ft Hanna Ltd..
Bunn Thomson ft Olegg......
Bastings Furnlturt Oo.	
!al-Van Market	
'Slaters" (three itorei)	
■j. T. Wallace Markitarla......
.1049 Georgia, Seymour 9425
 .531 Homer Street
...41 Hutings Street West
Jjpenoere Ltd _....,.—
fcroadway Table Supply .
 Hastings Street Opposite Pantages
 Hutingi, OranvUlt and Mala Street!
...US Haituis Street Weit, Siymonr 1266
—.-—.Halting! and Abbott Streets
..Hastings Street
818 Broadway But
■Merchants' Caiualty Co...
..Rogers Bailding
Birks Ltd..-..
..OranvUlt aad Oeorgia Streets
W. H. Malkin...
Manufacturers of Foodstuffs
..(Malkla'i But)
"Big Horn" Brand..
Overalls and Shirta
 (Turner Beeton ft Ot., Victoria, B. 0.)
Hunter-Henderson Faint Co....  641 OranviUe Strut
Printers and Engravers
Sownn ft Brookhouse   —Labor Tomple
lellnndJMbblo  « ..  ....Tower Building
Angoll Engraving Co...
..518 Hastings'West
P. G. E...
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J. A. Slott...
Martin, Finlayion ft Mather...
...Hastings Strut West
..Hastings Streot Wost
Empross ....
Theatres and Movies
.—.... Orpheum	
Towards Unity »
Topulaire (Paris, Soe), Sept. 2.—
Bcnoult claims thai eaeh Soo. party,
just as the international itself, "haa
its right, its centre, iti left and itl
extreme loft." "The Fronch majority in tho international is left, solid with the Independent SociaUst!
of Germany, the Austrian party, ote.
Tho third international is the extreme left, which our adversaries
wish to exclude and fight. But we
turn towards thom, with tho objeot
of rebuilding by a process tho stages
of whieh we are not yot able to define, the single organization of aU
the Socialist workers of the world:
tho International, real because uni*
versal. Thereforo, tho direction of
the world proletariat movoment
should belong to thoso active elements who will utilize the presont
revolutionary situation to start a decisive fight everywhere against capitalist society.   .   .   ."
Humanito (Paris, Soe.), Sept. 2.—
Leon Blum writes that the fears of
schism in. tho party aro happily dissipated after Sunday's meeting. He
continues: . . . "This is what
happened. Fronard, spoaking in the
name of his friendi forcibly repudiated any aggressive or cxclusivo tendencies. He solemnly proclaimed
their desiro for a loyal cordial union. Albert Thomas, speaking also,
I imagine, in tho name of his friends,
showed himself resolutely hostile to
all idea of division. He said he wu
ready to sugmit to party discipline,
even, he added, were it more rigid.
Replying to the moving spoeoh of
Thomas, Frossard said that an active practical collaboration with the
mombers of the ex-majority could
in no wise aim at interference with
their dignity oither as men or mill*
tents, and that it did not necessitate
renunciation or a disavowal bf thoir
policy in the past which was, it must
bo romombcrcd, the legal polioy of
the party so long ai it wu in
force   .   .   .   ."
Ib.—Marcel Cachin writos under
the title "La Detente": "We aro
justified in our confldenoo in the
clear-sighted judgment of tho comrados of all shades of opinion in the
pnrty, and in closing our cars to
all thoso rumors of division which
were so widely and malignantly
spread abroad. Tho hopes of our enemiei wort replied to most happily
by our party at last Sunday's conference. Onco more, and it Is not
tht last time, our enemies had con.
gratulatcd themielvei too soon."
M.C. finds the same conditions op*
orativ* in Lyoni, whoro he was
speaking. He also claims that tho
revolutions In tho Oard district point
in the samo direction.
Bovolution or Reform?
Journal du Pcnple (Paris, Soe),
Sopt. 1.—Charles Rnppoport romnrks
Writing in Tho Stateiman, B. J.
Deathman dull with thl Winnipeg
itrikt from a now and peculiar angle. Whilt hii deduetlom may not
be correct in all point!, ho hai at
leut demonstrated that the position
of tht workers il getting itcadily
worse, and for that reuon wo reproduce itt
Thtrt art two sides to every quution, an inside and an outside, a
right and a wrong. Tho ttory of tht
Winnipeg itrikt hai bun told luffl-
olently often to latisfy aU curiosity,
still it remains untold. What I put
down hero ii not with any desire for
possionoatt advoeacy of one lido of
tho other. I* want only to record
■ome facts, to express an opinion and
a hopo. Tht facts will ipeak for
The opinion ia that the preient
period of relative peace iy> ihould be
preparing to remove tho causes of
last summer's Labor war; the hope
is that wo may loarn to think instead of playing tht demagogue by
shouting "Bolshevism!" "Sovietl"
and "Revolution!" whenever wo
flnd anything wo fail to understand.
Strikes havt a oause. Revolutions
do not originate in the ruling class.
It wai not the King who went to.
the baroni; tho baroni camo to the
King. If we had to wait for a
change in tha condition of the poor
untU the rich originated a scheme
for the elimination of poverty, wo
would have to wait and linger until
timo drifted into eternity. This Is
no reflection upon the rich. It is an
elemental touch of human nature,
but let us faoe that faet. All thla
is preliminary to my claim that the
atrike had a cauie, that the causo
was not revolutionary in its origin,
and that if condition! wero reversed
capital would go on striko and Labor would bt sitting in tht leats of
the mighty, happy, oonttnttd and
ohewing itl thumbi.
What An tht Conditions?
Slnct 1900 thero hu been a ateady
declino of "aetual wagei" in Canada. By actual wages I mean wagu
u measured in the purchasing power
of commodities. Thero has been a
gradual inerease in the reward of
capital. "Capital" in thii onu
meani capital u given in the census
Membership   Has   More
Than Doubled During
;'    the Late War
An enormous inerease in the membership of the British trades unions
Ib, shown in a Trades Union Oongress
report just issued, whieh gives the
present total membership of bodies
affiliated with the Congress ns 4,895,-
000 ,u compared with 2,232,000 just
before tht war, and 4,532,000 in
1918. /      •
Themost startling increase il noted
in tht membership of tho Agricultural Laborer! Union, whioh was
only 30,000 lut year, but today ii
100,000. Seventeen other unioni
have modi lnermsee during the last
year of mon than 10,000.
on taa air of condescending magnanimity with whioh the bourgeoisie
holdi out the promise or possibility
of reforms. Suppose, which i* im*
possible, that those Socialists so
muoh beloved by the bourgcoisio,
such aa Thomas, Jouhaix and Bido-
gamy were put into a damp mil-
orable dungeon. Then let us suppose
that their friends the rulers came to
thom and said: "provided you renounce for ever, that chimerical Uto*
pia, liberty and complete emancipa*
tion, we will do our utmost to ameliorate your* sad lot." Naturally our
indignant prisoners would say: "It
is in the name of human dignity .
and in your own intorest that
wa demand relief . . . but we
will never sell the freedom of the
working classes for a mess of pot-
age." In the same war the worken
would aay; . . . "A well nourished and well lodged slave* ie atlll
a slave. We don't want slavery.
Even at the prioe we pay today for
buttor, tt ie incredibly more expensive to pay for reforms by renouncing the struggle for absolute freedom from the capitalist yoko. We
will not be duped by bargainings.
Buling classes never give something
for nothing. When they accord reforms, that is to say, promises of reform, it is always in the name of
social peace; in othor words, the submission of tho workers who must resolve to put up with capitalist rule.
. , . Tho ruling classes are
alarmed. Tho greater part of Europe
is on the high road to a workers'
revolution. They are making super-,
human efforts to divide tho workers
by separating the moderate elements
from the ardent, impatient revolutionary elements. . . Capitalism
trembles before the vista of real
reconstruction. . . It is only natural that the bourgeois should defend their interests, but that these
leaders who having come from tho
working classes know all about thoir
misery should lond themselves to
this anti-revolutionary role passes all
In Le Populairo (New Maj. Soe.),
Aug, 10.—Paul Faure refers to the
way in which the Paris telegraph
operators refused to transmit telegrams stopping supplies from the
farmers to the Paris markets. The
brutal fact remains that without the
action of the telegraphists Paris
might have boen starved. Critical
times are coming. France is faced
with a deficit of a thousand million
pounds, a wheat shortage, ooal production ia Europe 33 per oent. short
of the needs of the consumers, and
evory prospect of a terrible winter L
of sold, want and unomploymont,
"It ia no use tiirning to other coun*
trios for help. La vie chore is everywhere, in England, even In America," while Europo is at its last gasp,
and Hungary and Bussia, "encircled, assailed, compelled to fight Instead of being aljowed to produce."
Wo are at an impasse from which
there ie no oscape unless the peoples
make np their tninds to carry
through the principles of the Beds:
the very romedy which onr present
rulers desire at all coats to provent.
"As though inspired by an evil genius they go methodically to work to
darkon counsel, to distort facts, to
disturb and deceive and inoite to
angor, staropoding the crowd on a
false track; above all, to crush the
Socialists, to load them with accusations, and to sot the workers at one
anothor'i ears . . . The publio
will nover rofloot, or listen to those
who sar "The culprit is the existing regime. The remedy is to seise
lho power, to abolish capitalism, and
to establish the sovereignty of labor
and social ownership,"
figures, a part tf whloh no doubt represents water. If my first claim is
true it requires attention, because it
is impossible to have a steady declining wage soale without the deepest
and most profound^ Labor unrest
The truth of tbe assertion is easy to
demonstrate. The census figures of
1900 reveal it elearfy. In tbat year
all industry in Canada produced
goods to the value of 1181,630,876.
In the same year wages and salaries
amounted to $113,249,380. Salaries
and wages (therefore, amounted to
23.6 per cent of the total value of
the product produced. Applying the
samo tost in the same way to 1010,
we find labor received only 20.6 per
cent,. of the total product In the
form of salaries and wages. In 1917
the share of labor declined to 10.4
per cont. This moans that Labor
recoived approximately 4 per cent,
less of the product in 1917 than in
1900. Four per eent. represents, on
the total product of 1917, an item,
approximately of $120,000,000. In
other words, if we had paid the
working people of Canadian Industry
as largo a share of the product produced in 1917 as we wore paying in
1900 the wage bill of Canada would
have been $120,000,000 more than lt
was. It was not a revolution, So-
vietism or Bolshevism wblch lay at
the bottom of tho Labor unrest in
Winnipeg. It was the consciousness
that they, the laboring people, wore
gradually drifting down the soale in
the grip of forces they could not
cheek and eould not understand.
Two special offers to readers
of the Federationist
j1 Eeverse tho Shield
gtt wt takt tht total value of the
pjoiuoti produced by thi industrial
ett—t ot Canada we have, u given
above, a total of .481,530,375. Do*
tiuct from the cost of raw materials
J2(6,627,858 and labor ,as represented in salaries and wages ♦113,246,-
3N, and the balance, 4101,276,167,
ftpfesenti what may bt termed tho
net1 enhancement of valuo due to protest of manufacture. Out of this
capital hu to pay rent, overhead
eharges -ato. and make allowance
«W*prorlt. In 1900, therefore, capi-
til*1 has u itl thare $101,.TO,1G7.
The capital invested wu $14(1.910,-
487, -therofore oapital had over t.'—
on evory hundred dollars invested to
meet tho charges enumerated nbove.
Jn .1910, by the same process of reasoning, wo arrive at tlie conclusion
that capital had over $30; in 1917 it
had over $30. If capital has,beon
paid in 1917 fo rthese sorvioos in tho
samo proportions is in 100i>, its share
would have been $221,000,000 less
than it actually wu. So at the conclusion of the first stop jn tho development of Bolshevism wo have
$120,000,000 less in tho share of tho
Workers, and on Increase in tht
award to capital of $221,000,000. Or
if, instead of increasing its share,
the amount coming to capital hai
declined in the same ratio as Labor'i
lhare declined ,there would have
been $340,000,000 less to capital than
what actually went to capital in the
year 1917. Pause a momentl Uow
did wt arrive at that last figure!
Capital had $22 on overy $100 to
meet theso ohargei ta 1900; in 1917
it had $30. The amount of anpital
invested in 1017 wai $2,772,517,060;
thereforo if capital had received itt
1917 tht urat proportion ai it reeolved In 1900, it would have received $221,000,000 leu then it actually received. The conclusion thoroforo ii that Labor oihiblti unrest
becauso Labor's shore in production
is on tho decline. Capital is well-
pleased, thoroughly satisfied in fact,
becauso it has an ample and increasing share. Neither the conservation
of capital nor the Bolshevism (so-
called) of Labor entitles either to
special credit. It is not due to the
virtue of either that they are what
they are; both aro victims of economic circumstances. Labor in its attitude does not know where it is
hooding. Capital is positive of a desire to remain as it is. Cuptlnl seeks
the status quo. Labor wants a
change. Labor sought that chnnge
by direct action. Therein lt failed,
because it messed society against itself. Tho next step will be, for n
timo at least, political action. There
too, It may In all probability fail,
because It fails to see the economic
basis of its own exploitation, and be-
ein.se Labor, in Cnnada at loast, is
sadly deficient in thc genius of leadership. Possibly in this regard, capital has no advantage over Labor,
*6ut circumstances favor oapital,
while Labor works at a disadvantage. Tho stand-pat attitude needs
f&wor gifts of lcudcrship; the world
is naturally conservative.
Oaiiset of Decline in Actual Wages
The decline in actual wages Is not
confined to Canada alono. It began
in practically all countries at the
same time.   It is difficult in sucb
tisos to define ths foress ln opera-
ous, prove their exlstonae, and connect them with the effects. But if
wt nott tht factors of production,
and can determine any changing factors wo oan possibly arrivo at an approximation to truth. The land was
as rich In 1917 as in 1900. The resources of the country were as great.
Tho labor and capital employed wore
oqually eflleiont, Why then should
Labor fail to gain ns large a sharoT
Primarily becnuse the available nroa
of froo land has doollnedl Therefore Labor had not the some facility
of ncccel to natural opportunity
which lt had prior to 1906. While
areas of western land wore open to
homostoading, wages could aot ho
cut severely, The worker had an
answer to tht proffer of thl lowered
wages. He would hike to a hoico-
stt'iid and make hla own fortune.
Coincident with the decline tf tho
TODAY the clau of men who rend
The Federationitt, known the
value of good cltjthes. He ii in the
market for the beat of everything,
•nd he wants quality in hia wearing
apparel. We are offering for the
coming week two specials whioh will
demonstrate our claim to quality at
a fair prioe. 'Here are a suit and a
eoat that we wish you to judge bjr
their marked prioe. Offered at
speoial prices to introduce Victor
values to Federationist readers.
Toung ud alive mm and men who wieh
to itay young and alivt—thty will appreciate tht cat and thorough tailoring valuo
lp this salt in a vatitty of worsted!,
tweedi Sad wool mlztuns. We claim intra
valuo for thii Victor t_AC
suit at -. ~ u **0
Federationist d!OC
special price *pOD
Hen on a pair tf ovtrcotti Iwuda
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112 Hastings
St. Wash
Claim That It Ha» Not
Benefited Them
Very Mueh
For ft great number of years oom-
pulsory Arbitration was regarded and
acclaimed by the workers of Australia as tbe foundation atone on
whieh depended the successful erection of the futune industrial Commonwealth. Anybody condemning
arbitration as antagonistic to the
real wolfare of labor, was regarded
and even denounced as a traitor and
dismptionist to the working class.
But of late thore has boen a growing rovolt against arbitration, on the
part of tho Australian workors. To*
day H is apparent to the majority
of the workors that arbitration is
not only Ineffective in its operations
as far as adjusting the differences
of tho workers is concerned but it
is also a fatal barrier to any ma*
torial alteration of the present syitem of wage payments and irrevocably opposed to a realization of the
workers' objective.
It io true that In the flrst Instance
the workors generally accepted the
establishment of arbitration courts
as the proper and satisfactory method ef fixing the workers1 remuneration and of avoiding and settling
industrial turmoil. The theory of
the "living wage" based on the
eoat of living also became a cardinal
point of labor's policy, and was embodied in the constitution and jurisdiction of the arbitration courts. If
the arbitration coiyts had beon on-
Give Bread First
Place in Your
EjVERY task yott undertake—mental or manual—
every "lick of work** you do "eeH» up11 enerfey.
Keep your furnace fires fcobfc ynUx plenty ol fcood
THAT hurried mid-day wml nwlrt it • luncheon of delicioae
fcoldeit-crasted Breed with • bowl of creemy rick milk—perfect
fuel-food for the human dynamo.
Ia the 0nlted States aad OsMde Mertf a
available areas of free land came
the closer combinations of capital.
Wo had by this time* drifted into
the Trust age. Capital, therefore,
was in a position to flght the demands of Labor, and whon Labor
won in tho sham flght up went prices
of commodities. Tho answer of the
statesmanship of Lahor to this will
be, iu time, tho nationalization of
land, and the organization of key industries or of those industries capable of easy monopolization under
some form of, nationalization. Alao
Labor seoks somewhat blindly perhaps but with growing vision, the
democratization of industry. We
havo watched*the democratization of
politics. When tho ilr^t move in this
line was made propertied people
lifted up thoir hands horror.
"What!" said they, "givo a voice
io the affairs of the country to thoso
who own nothing! Thon will follow
ruin deep and blaek dospairl" Yet
it has been done, and industry will
follow polities until Labor end the
poople—those who produce and thoso
who consume—havo some voioe In
tho management of industry.
Democracy aud Education
A deeper and more passionate desire exists among the laboring population for the application of the
ideals of democracy to education.
Labor has s»on during tho past war
hnlf a million mon takon out of industry for purposes of war. If these
mon can be taken for destruotlon,
why not construction? If we can
take thom for killing we can certainly de as much for tho world in
educating them to live. If the best
of our manhood oan go to the
trenches for four years why can it
not go to tho universities for an
oqual periodt These things aro fountain springs for the onuso of unrest.
Are they the signs of Bolshevism!
Thou ,lf thoy are, thrico welcome to
the Bolshovifttlo thought. But there
is no Bolshevism in this. It is purely the desiro of the man who toils
for the conditions of a more abundant life, The heart of Labor Is
Bound. Tho only possible breeders of
riotons discontent are thoBo who
tight overy form of democratic OX*
Srossion, whethor ln politics or in in-
ustry, A Joshua may have commanded tho sun to stand still, but
thc reactionary forces of Canada are
nut led bv a Joshua, and tho world
must go forward.
abled even comparatively satisfactorily to maintain th* living wage
through its award, the present system of arbitration would probably
have retained for an indefinite period tho confidence and support of
the majority of the workers of Australia. But the failure of the eourts
to keep the awards ahead or even
level with the ever-Increasing eost
of living, renders the decisions ft
tragic farce and only serves to Illustrate the ineffe tiveness of the
courts ae a means to secure either
a living wage for the workeri or to
prevent industrial disputes.
The obvious partiality of the arbitration laws of Australia la refusing "direot action" to the workers
as a means of obtaining redress for
their grievances, when at the same
time employers, and big business
generally, employ the method of
"direct action" continuously in tho
raising, of priees, has started the
long slumbering worker out of his
enthusiastic admiration of the arbitration courts.
Thus the greed of the profiteering
class in Australia has succeeded in
arousing the workera to the futility
of arbitration wherewith to achieve
their freodom. Por one of the priees
that thoy havo had to pay the gf?t
of arbitration has been a serious
weakening and relaxation of that
militancy and intelligent activity
without which the organisation of
the workors degenerates into a soul-
loss machine. Lulled Into a falso
sense of security by the acceptance
of arbitration as a permanent and
satisfactory method ef adjustment,
the unioni have, to a Urge extent.
lapsed into a state of apathy and
reliance on officials instead of the
alertness aad active Interest whieh
ii essential to self-reliant and non-
arbitration unlonlim.
There Is a big reaoNoa against arbitration la Australia at the preeent time, and many faetors have
helped to bring this about. Not only
have the courts failed to secure for
the workeri ft living wage, but the
serious delays and confessed biae of
the anti-working class judges have
also been responsible for the slump
tn the workers' minds regarding the
The worken find today that ther
eannot get what they waat through
the eourte.- Control and ownership
of industry is not a matter that the
arbitration court dealt in—end thnt
is what the workers are looking for
today. It is beeause the minds of
the workeri aie moviag to rapidly
in this direction that arbitration ii
fast being repudiated by the Aot*
tralion workers.
For record pnrposee, we desire to
have ilx coplet of Not. 2-18 and 11
of the Strike Bulletini. Beaden who
hare kept theee copies will confer ft
favor by tending tu thlt number of
the above Issuet.
Mention the Toderationlst whea
you make a purchase at a store.
New Subscription
Effective October 1st
DUE to a further increase in the price
of paper, the subscription price to The
B. C. Federationist will be increased to $2.00
per year, for all parts of Canada, and $2.50
United States and foreign. The subscription price to local unions, subscribing in a
body, will be $1.60 per year, or l2f/_ cents
per member per month. Secretaries of
local unions, and subscription solicitors,
please take note. This raise will be effective from October 1st.
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eleventh YEAB. no. 49      THE BRITISH COLUMBIA FEDERATIONIST    Vancouver, b. c.
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Good collections for the Defense
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thc two meetings held in that city
last Sunday.
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OppoEite Columbia Theatre    	
Are Seeking to Bring
About Unity Amongst
Federal Employees
On Friday, Sopt. 2G, tho Postal
Workers of Vancouvor hold what
was, perhaps, Ihe most interesting
and business-like meeting for several
months* The necessity for closer affiliation among all govornmont employeea expressed itself in a resolution authorizing tho local executive
tp get into touch with the other organizations of federal workers, with
this object in view.
It is expected that a general mass
meeting of all employees will be held
in the near future, and il is hoped
steps will bc taken to Impress npon
the government tho necessity of an
immediate measure of relief, to-compensate ,at loast to some extent, for
the rapidly increasing cost of living.
Correspondence was rend by tlio
secretary from H, H. Stevens, M. P.,
tho Civil Service Commission, tho
goneral secrotary and othors, most of
which dealt with tho bill for the
classification for civil service of Canada, whicli is due to como bofore the
House this session. It was moved
that the government be urged to
pass the bill, despite its many defects from tho omployoes' standpoint.
A protest was made against tho
deportment's interpretation of pay
for statutory holidays. A request
from the B. C. Federation of Labor,
dealing with increased remuneration
under tho Workmen's Compensation
Act, owing to the increasod cost of
living, was heartily endorsed.
The discussion which took place
under "Good and. Welfare" showed
an earnest desire on tho part of
thoso present, to meet the various
problems bearing on the "meal
ticket M*in a practical manner, and
it is expectod that all Postal Workers will recognize thc necessity, at
all times, of concerted action on
their part, if thoy expect to koep
anywhere within hailing distance of
thu high cost of living, 'Tho general
public, although sympathetic, cannot
be expected to tako tho initiative in
the mutter. Therefore, it was realized that evory taan would liavo to
do his little bit in tho endeavor to
bring about decent living conditions.
As a primary movo, and iii viow of
tho fact thot tho Civil Servico Commission had stated, after thorough
investigation, that thc minimum living wago for a family of five was
$1558 ^icr year, it was resolved to
use overy effort to have this amount
established as a minimum.
Shipbuilding Tied Up in
Many Cities Along
SAN FRANCISCO. — Involving
approximately 60,000 .men( including
both skilled and unskilled labor, San
Francisco, Oakland and Alameda aro
in tho grip of /industrial disturbances which have hampered industry
in the entire San Francisco Bay district. Shipyard and iron trades
workers, tailors, stevedores, taxicab
drivers, clerkB, street ra'lway omployoes, Koy route system ferryboat
employees and rivor ateamboatmen
are affected,
Fivo thousand men in the wooden
and steel shipyards of Portland,
Ora., and 1,500 in Los Angeles, and
practically all the employees of thc
Todd shipyards of Taeoma are involved in the strike.
The shipbuilders of Seattlo aro at
work, having decided to obey tho instructions of tho Metal Trades Division of tho American Federation
of Labor.
Thc strike is a reply to tho United
Slates shipping board, which has refused to allow thc coast shipbuilding companies to put new wago
increases into effect.
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Decline to Repudiate thc
OJB.U.-Strike to
Through a mass meeting held tit
Kimberly a decision was reached by
metal minors to continue the strike
which has been in effect for the pnst
two weeks, and an immediate settlement is not in prospect.     ^_.
A proposal was submitted to the
men thnt if they would be prepared
to repudiate tho One Big Union the
companies would bo prepared lo
meet a committee of employees.
The method of settlement* proposed
was th rough a board of conciliation
under the Industrial Disupt'os Act.
The mass meeting absolutely refused to repudiate the One Big Union aud all negotiations consequent.
Iv terminated,
F.L.P. Did Not Endorse By-Laws
The following statement, handed
in by Mr. «!, McM'illiin, secretary
Vancouvor branch of tbe Federated
Labor Parly, speaks fur itsolf: "An
advertisement having appeared in
the Daily World of Monday stating
that the Federated Labor Party had
endorsed the school by-laws (along
with tho B. C. Manufacturers' An-
sociation, Bonrd of Trado and similar organizations) I feel it necessary to stute thnt such is not the
cane, that thc Federated Labor Parly
has not endorsed the by-laws either
in executive or general meeting and
further that I regret the faet that
the name of the labor party haB appeared side by irido with the nnme
of such au organization as the B,
C. Manufacturers' Association.
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Shipyard Laborers
Forty new members have boen
added to the Shipyard LabororB Union during the past week. Practically all these men are returned soldiers and will bo employed i;by
Coughlan & Sons in clearing operations for the repair plant and graving docks which tho firm intends to
bti'ld on Burrard Inlet just aboyo
the P. Burns plant.
The $2,000 gratuity for returnod
soldiers movement is sweeping tlio
country. Extraordinary meetings
uro being held in Eastern Cnnada
and a soldier political party is likely to result.
Twenty Dead and Hundreds Wounded in Capital and Labor Fight
The steel strike in the United
States, involving approximately
373,000 workers, remains practically
unchanged. Both nides are holding
out without any sign of wanting to
compromise. The steel trust llatly
refuse to havo anything to do with
lho union and tho union forces are
working hard in an effort to keop
the mon from returning to work and
tu furthor cripple the plants in operation. Tho union leaders arc now
trying to get the conl miners in tho
upper Monongahela district to strike
in sympathy. These mines supply
coal for tho big by-product Carnegio
plant near Pittsburg.
About twenty people havo been
killed and hundreds wounded to date
in mixups between strikers and stoel
trust gunmen and Btate cossacks. As
usual theso outbreaks woro started
by the capitalist hirelings. In spito
of thirf, howover, tho men aro holding fast and are adding to their
Besides laborers Ihe following unions aro involved in tho strike:
Blacksmiths, Boiler Makers and
Iron Ship Builders, Brick and Clay
Workers, Bricklayers, Plasterers and
Masons, Bridge and Structural Iron
Workers, Coopers, Electrical Workers, Foundry Employees. Hod Carriers, Building and Common Laborors, Iron, Steel und Tinplate Workers, Machinists, Motal Polishers,
Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers,
Mine Workors, Molders, Pattern
MakerB, Plumbers and Steam Fit-
tors, Quarry Workers,. Bailway Car-
mon, Seamen's Union, Shoot Metal
Workers, Stationary Firemen and
OilerB, Stoam nnd Oporating Engineers, Steam Shovel and Dredgomon,
Switchmen's Union.
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Willing: to Reopen Question of Wages With
British Railwaymen
Strenuous efforts have been mado
during the past few days by the
British government to break tho
si riku ef thc National Union of
Railwaymen, Soldier*, sailors, murines aud aviators have been used
to keep tho transportation system
running and to drive the men bnck
to work. It appears however that
thc government has mot its Waterloo
und is now anxious to reopen wage
Bcalo negotiations which it refused
to do prior to tho striko and which
wus practically the causo of the
strike.' All that the men asked for
in thc first place was the continuance of negotiations for an increnso
in wages wliich the government had
backed out of. When the men propared to strike tho government
stuted that thoro had beon a misunderstanding ou its part but tho men
decided to bring tho thing to on issue by striking.
Should the men decline to accept
tho offer of the government to reopen negotiations there is every lik-
lihood of the Transport Workers,
300.000 strong, ad-ding their strength
to the striko beforo tho week end.
Ovor 000,000 men and women arc
idle on account of tho strike. Among
theso aro 400,000 miners, 150,000 iron
and steel workors, 20,000 tin plate
workers and thousands in other
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fact that a banquet of baseball
players who belonged to International unions, was held in an unfair place
and that his union, which was about
hnlf and half O. B. U. and International, would be driven into the 0.
B. U. If such tactics wore kopt up.
Note by Editor: Tho atatement
made by a delegate from tbe Steam
Engineers, to, the effect that letters
from members of that organization
havo been refused publication, inferring it was because the writer was
a member of that orgauization, is
strictly untrue.
"Judge" Elbert H. Gary, chair'
man of tho stoel trust, says that ho*
has ono billion dollars with which
to break tho organizod labor movement of America. This is tho munitions that the workers supplied.
Seattlo Boilermakers demanded
that Olo Hanson turn in the silver
membership card that they gave
him. Ole gave out the impression
that ho had returned it because tho
Boilermakers wcro Bolsheviks.
Buy only from a union store.
Central Labor bodies in voi
districts where tho steel trust w
era are on strike nre financing
opening of co-operative stores
restnurants for tbe supplying of :
at cftst. _,-
176 to Defenso Fund
As a result of last Sunday nig
mooting rof  the I Federated   Li
Party in tho Columbia, tho Defi
Fund has been augmented by 47
Be suro to notify tbe post o
as soon as you change your add]
Barnard Expected to Give
Dr. Tolmie the Run
of His Life
R. E. Bray will bo thc speaker at
a mass meoting ,to bo held in Victoria on Sunday evening. Ho will
deal with tho Winnipeg strike, nnd
the subsequent arrests of Lnbor
men. The campaign committeo of
thc F. L. P. iu the Capital City i*
carrying on active work, aud hus
leased the Crystal Theatro, and a
campaign manager has been appointed. Many speakers will tnke part in
tho campaign, and it is expected
Ihut T. A. Barnard will give Ur. Tolmie the run of his life.
Compensation for Widows May Be Increased
(Continued from page 1)
were solidly opposed to thc A. F. of
L, was untrue und that only a few
in all tbe unions hud gono over to
tho O. B. U. and that the Long-
shoremen's Association, which was
tho only union that had gono over
bodily, had since applied for another
Internntionnl chnrter.
Thc application from Local 310
International Brotherhood of Elcc-
Ir'cal Workers for affiliation was accepted.
Tho secretary wns instructed to
place a card of.thc Council in tho
directory of the B. C. Federationist.
Del. Russell j/f thc International
Engineers, informed tho Council thnt
tho Pat Burns Company had signed
up the union scale for tlie men working iu the plant on Powell Street.
Del. Showier asked if any reply
hud bdOti received from the police
.umiuiissioners regarding the mallei'
:*f speeding and on being informed
in the negative, pointed out lhat thc
aocldoiil on Main Streot could in all
probability be blamed to speeding
ami thnt the woman and child vi*ha
lind been killed'wns tho wifo and
child of one of tho members of the
Tlio delegate from tho Hotel nnd
Restaurant Employees Union brought
I to thu notice of the delegates thc
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