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The British Columbia Federationist May 13, 1921

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$2.50 PER-YEAR
South .Vancouver   Will
Have Workers'
Park Secured and Workers Are Expected to -
Turn Out
At the unemployed meeting held
In the Pender Hall on Sunday last,
it was' deolded to hold a parade
•nd mass meeting In South Vancouver nut Sunday. The attendance waa not as large as usual owing to the Interest In the debate
letween the Rev. A, E. Cooke and
Jack Harrington at the Empress
Theatre, but those present listened
ta some Interesting and Instructive
addresses by J. Kavanagh and W.
Blssett, who dealt with the question ofLworklng olass tactics.
The,parade next Sunday will
■tart from the corner of Main
•treet and Twenty-flfth avenue at
1 p.m., and proceed to Wilson
Park, Forty-third avenue and Prater, where the meeting will be held
commencing at 3 o'clock sharp.
The speakers will be W. A. Pritchard, A. 8. Wells, J. Harrington
and J. G. Smith. Permission for
the use of the park has already
been secured and weather being
flne, there ahould be no hitch In
the proceedings, and the workers,
both of the city and South Vancouver, arc expected to bc out ln numbers. Remember the date, Bunday, May 16th. In thc event of
wet weather, a meeting will be
held ln the Fender Hall at S p.m.
I. J.
Author of "The Soul of the
Russian Revolution"
Not Wanted
It is understood that the Canadian immigration authorities have
decided to atop the entry of Mols-
says Joseph Qtgln, who was born
ln' Russia and was at one time a
member of the Menshlvlkl ln that
country. Olgln wrote a book on
the Russian revolution, entitled
"The Soul of the Russian Revolution," a work that has shed a great
light on the Russian situation both
before and after the early revolutions In that coiyitry.
Olgln has been In Soviet Russia
for six montha, and haa only recently returned, and the authorities evidently dp not wish one who
was a Menshevlk, now an acknowledged admirer of the soviet government and system,' from giving
any light on the conditions in that
country. Olgln was also denied
entry Into thc United Kingdom,
although he ls an American citlsen.
Adopt Scathing  Resolution Against British
Manchester, England.—At the
annual conference of the women
laborers of Great. Britain recently
the following resolutions were
unanimously paBsed:
•Tnat thiB conference, representing organised working women,
views with deep shame the continuance of anarchical methods of
government* In Ireland. It realizes
that women must share the responsibility for what is being dono
in the name of their country, and
demands that the government
should take Immediate steps to establish peace in Ireland by adopting the following policy:
Vf» To withdraw.all the armed
"2. To place the responsibility
for maintaining order ln each to-'
callty in Ireland (as in Great Britain outside the metropolitan area)
en the local authorities themselveB;
"8, To provide for the Immediate election, by proportional rep-
reser^Ion, of an entirely open
• constituent assembly, charged to
work out, at the earliest possible
moment, without limitations or fetters, whatever constitution for Ireland the Irish people desire.
•'The conference urges that all
women throughout, the country
should join with them ln helping
to put this policy In force, and thus
end the present Intolerable conditions for the people of Irelnnd.
'That thla conference wishes to
express Its deep sense of shame at
the state of disorder in Ireland.
While denouncing all acts of bloodshed nnd violence, it lays the chief
blame for the present "reign of terror on the dishonest and brutal
methods of the government. It
calls upon the latter to withdraw
the armed forces of the crown and
to establish home rule subject to
a guarantee being given by a responsible Irish parliament for the
protection ot religious and other
"That this conference condemns
the policy of the government ln
Ireland, and particularly the killing of women and children, and
demands the Immediate withdrawal of all troops."
Bakery Salesmen
Bnkery sale/men of Vancouver
have had their closed1 shop agreement renewed for another year
with the eame 8cale and conditions.
loggers Help
TJ.e    loggers    nt    Dumeresquc's
) Camp at Well bore Channel,  have
| contributed the sum of    $33    to-
, wards the Federationist   Maintenance Fund.
Irish Self - Determination
League Will Figure in
At the monthly business meeting
of the Self-Determination for Ireland League, held Tuesday, May
10, the following resolutions were
unanimously adopted.
It was moved by Dr. W. J. Curry,
and by Mr. McNeill, that a voters'
list be opened, and that members
of the league be invited to have
their names placed tfiereon, lf not
already included' in the city and
provincial lists; that a notary be
present at every meeting of the
league to take such names as are
offered, and that facilities also be
allowed to laborltes to take advantage of this arrangement; separate
lists of league members and laborltes to be kept.
It was also decided that "in
view of the fact that the' mayor,
council and parks' board have refused to allow labor "organizations
of Vancouver the right of- free assembly In the public parks of this
city, and that this action of the
city authorities applies to this organisation equally with the labor
organizations, and that by the
Identity of our Interests labor Is a
large factor ln the success of our
movement, both In this city and
throughout the Dominion, be it
therefore resolved that this Kevin
Barry branch of the S.-D. for Ireland League give Its support to labor ln considering Hastings Park
a closed park, and that all members be guided accordingly, until
such time as guaranteed assurance
is given by the said authorities that
the right of labor and this organization.to free speech nnd free assembly shall be recognized in all
parks and public places under civic
Jurisdiction, and that copies of thla
resolution be given to the B, C.
Federntlonlst and such other papers In the city as    will    give it
Wallaces Attempt to Keep
Up Wage-reducing
Stunt    *
About forty machinists are
locked out at Prince Rupert by the
Wallace Shipbuilding and Drydock
Company. The men were aaked to
accept a five-cent an hour reduction in wages, and upon their refusal the company locked the men
out and Is now busy trying to get
other men up there by the offer of
six months' work. The machinists
point out that lf this reduction is
aoceptcd there Is every livelihood
of further reductions, not only
there but elsewhere. Machinists
are warned to keep away from thc
O. N. V. X. Meoting
There will be a meeting of the
South Vancouver branch of the
Canadian National Union of ex-
Service Men tonight (Fridny) at 8
p.m. in the Unemployed committee
rooms. All members are requested
to attend and those Interested and
who have seen service are also requested to bo present.
Parade and Mass Meeting
South Vancouver
Sunday Next, May 15th, 1921
Parado Will Assemble at 25th and Main nt 2 p.m. and March (o
Wilson Park, 43rd and Frnser, where a Mass Meeting
will be held ut 3 p.m. prompt.
Speakers:    A. S. WELLS, J. IIARUINGTOX and J. G. SMITH
All Workers Are Asked to Attend
Senator Reed of Missouri
Tells Some "Awful"
News Which the Press
WouM Never
(By the Federated Press)
v (Washington Bureau)     .■
Washington.—"The beet government Russia ever had" is the way
Senator James Reed: of Missouri
characterises the Russian Soviet
government. In the course of an
address to the Senate, which, the
general press thought well to Ignore, Reed directed all his genius
for acorn and ridicule at the
American, policy of state which
continues In practice the economic
blockade of Russia,
Reed denounces Secretaries
Hughes and Hoover for their specious claim that Russia has nothing, to trade with the foreign world.
He tl|en refers to an American officer who visited the Interior of
Russia and there "saw bales and
bales and bales. of the costliest
Arctic furs lying there awaiting
shipment, and that there was a
olamor for tools, instruments of Industry and  husbandry."
"Let me tell you another awful
story," Reed continued. "ThlB
friend of mine said American'prisoners were quartered tn the homes
of the Russian people; that they
had as good beds as anyone else;
that they got about 116 per cent,
more rations than the citizens—
the same amount as the soldiers of
the Russian army; that they were
permitted to go about town whenever they pleased-.—to the theatres
and moving pldture shows—and all
they had to do was report at a
certain hour at night. This treatment thqy received from the brutal
men who have been pictured to us
in such black words,   .   ,   ;
"When in the past have we refused to trade with a people whoae
morals, or religion or government
did not suit us? We have traded
with the unspeakable Turk. It did
not make any difference to us
when we sold him a garment
whether it was going to adorn the
shoulders of a victim of the harem
nr whether lt was to be a vestment
of one who knelt to Allah and
turned his face toward Mecca ln
prayer. We have manufactured
tools for idolators, and, I might
add, wooden nutmegs, for the unwary. When did lt come to pass
in this country that a secretary of
state, pluB a secretary of commerce, could assume the power to
cut off trade relations with 200,-
000,000,000 people?    .   .    .
"If these Russians have a doctrine that Is false, as I believe it
to be false; lf they have a doctrine
thdt Ib wicked because lt will not
work out justly, as I believe It in
that sense to be wicked, the way to
meet that doctrine la not by running from it or trying to ahoot it
out of existence, but to meet it
wlh calm logic and let lt go, as
many ideas went through the
French Revolution, the way
through trial to disaster and to ultimate destruction."
Dr. Curry to Speak
Dr. Curry la billed as the speaker at the Federated Labor party
meeting ln the party headquarters, 148 Cordova St. West. His
subject will be "Our Lessons from
Soviet Russia."
This work by Lenln la now on
sale at The Federation 1st offlee,
and should be read by every worker. Its treatment of working clofcB
tactics alone Is worth the price,
which Is 25c |»r copy.
Trouble at Premier Mine
Word was received at a late hour
yesterday to the effect that thore
Is a strike at the Premier Mine,
Stewart, B.C. The strike affects
men ln the mines, mill and tramway. No detallB, however, wero
Australian Workers Now
Have Say in Management
(By the Federated Press)
Sydney. N. S. W.—Instead of being "taught a lesson," the Seamen's
Union in Australia lias scored a
distinct gain as a result of thc recent shipping trouble there. Un-
(ler the terms of settlement nrrived at between the shipowners
and the Union, the seamen are
given, for the ilrst time In their
history,'a nny in the management
and control of shipping on the
Australian coast. A committee
consisting of membors nominated
by the shipowners and the union
members has been appointed to
decide the manning of vessels.
This means that instend of the
shipowners "running their vessels
in tlieir own way"—which they
claimed as their right—they have
in reality only the same say an the
seamen, who can object to the
manning of any vessel and refer
ihe dispute to the committeo on
which they hove equal voting
strength with lho shipowners.
Will Address Meeting Under Auspices of
0. B. U.
W. A. Prltchard Is once again In
harness and spoke at Chase River
and* Nanaimo last Sunday. While
still suffering from the effects of
his illness, he ts sufficiently recovered to do some work for the O
B. U. and the working class movement ln general. On Sunday next,
May 15th, he will speak at the Columbia Theatre, Government street,
Victoria. The meeting has been'
arranged by the O. B, U. unit of
the capital city, That the place of
meeting will be filled to capacity,
there is no doubt-, and that thoBe
who attend will get something that
is well worth the time that they
will spend there, is also assured,'
T^hat   about    your    neighbor's
Only One Office in Vic-
j. toria Not Signed
',j The Job printers In the city are
atlll on strike without any negotiates having taken place, at time
of writing, to eome to a settlement,
pne or two shops have- broken
fcway from the employers' association and are operating their planta
to full capacity.
'.- Victoria reports all signed up
.with,the exception of one office.
,{ Reports coming ln from private
aiid Official sources point to an
[early settlement of the 44-hour
^Week all. over Canada and the
.pitted States.
international   headquarters    re-
iort (hat not near aa many mem-
j.iers fire on atrlke aa was expected.
;*; Local men. are firm In their jle-
termination to carry on to a successful conclusion.
Labor Skinners Have Another Death at
Their Door
The Dominion goyrenment,
through the Vancouver Harbor
Commissioners, .is indirectly responsible for the death, last Friday, of Edward pourchanl, the
electrician who was killed through'
having a plank dropped on him.
, Bourchard waa working, for the
Northern Construction Co. at its
auxiliary plant in North Vancouver. This company has the contract for the Ballantyne pier,
awarded by the government, mln'
the fair-wage clause.' With this)
clause eliminated the company is
carrying out its usual policy of
employing the cheapest kind of labor, and rushing the work. In'
fact, the Imported superintendent1
of the present job la alleged to
have stated, that he would cut
wages to half the preeent union
A Dentil Trap
Planks were being lowered at the".
Fell Fill, and although other workers were compelled, In the course
of their work, to pass beneath the
place from where the planks were
being lowered, ,no safety-first man
was at hand to warn them. The*)
man who untied the planks after
they were lowered, had to leave
the place to do other work until
the next plank wae lowered. At the
coroner's inquest the foreman of
the job said he had warned the
men of the danger, but it appears
that this warning -had been given
*t least twenty minutes before the
accident and that it was questionable whether Bourchard had heard
the warning as hu was at another
part of the plant when the* warning was giveni, #
It appears that the man who was
lowering the planks slipped just as
one was being lowered and the
rope caught on part of the scaffolding and allowed the board to
slip through onto Bourchard, who
was Just going up aome steps.
The foreman admitted at the Inquest that the planks could have
been lowered at some other place,
but,it would have taken longer to
do the job. (Human life is cheap,
so why waste time.) Bourchard
leaves a wife and six children, five
of whom are boys who will soon
fill the gap made in the slave class.
Looks Like Collusion
It might also be noted that practically all other government construction Joba in the province have
the fair-wage clause inserted in the
contract, and this ls also true of
the contract which Is being let by
the commissioners for the North
Vancouver ferry entrance; hence it
looks as though there might be
aome collusion between the harbor
commissioners and the well-known,
political string-pulling Northern
Construction Company. This company seems to prefer to engage one
or two good mechanics and a lot
of Inexperienced labor to help the
The coroner's Jury brought In a.
verdict of accidental death, iMr.it
stated that Bourchard was killed
by neglect for the want of a safety-first man, and recommended
that a safety-first mnn be placed
»n the Job.
Boutfchard was one of tho men
who was let out hy the B. C, Telephone Company over a year ago
when it started in to employ company union men. He has worked
very little since, and only hired ou^
on the job a few days before as a
Hand the Fed. to your stiopmate
when you are through with It.
Government Ignores Ma*
jority of Slocan
Readers of the dally press were
informed1 last week end that the
miners In the Sloean district had
voted, on the question of r wage
reduction, and that a large majority of the men had voted to accept the wages offered. Like much
other "neWs" that is not news, this
repress 'item contained only a part
■bt the truth, ln fact about five per
Vent of it, as only that proportion
of the miners )n the district vet-
on the question.
tx It appears that the men who vot-
red on the wage reduction were
members of the International unton, most of whom, with the ex
eeption of Bill Davidson and Andy
Shilland, were never In the miners'
Anion when the International controlled the diatrict, and who, when
the miners In the district were
■fighting over the hospital question'were on the side of the operators.
- In spite of the fact that the International, local only represents
five per cent of the miners, the
deputy Minister of Labor ignored
the other ninety-five per cent, and
never, consulted them during the
[time negotiations were being carried on, and -which resulted ln the
pay of the miners being reduced
T6 cents per day.
The deputy Minister of Labor
went through the district with
Bill Davidson, and looked after
^he "sane .and safe" element of
the miners, the rest being members of the O. B. U. Quite evidently the self-determination for
tvhich the war was fought does
not enter Into the calculations of
the department of labor set up by
the provincial government supposedly in the interests of labor, but
very evidently In the interests of
the employera, and .democracy or
rule of the malorlty la something
which does not enter Into the dealings between .the government representatives, employers and workers. This is another instance of
how close liberalism is to the interests of the workers. The miners in the district are, however,
holding their horses and waiting
for the time when they will be
able to have their say In the situation.
Slay Day In Tokyo
.'he workers of Tokyo, Japan,
celebrated ..May Day In regular
Working class foBhlon. They held
a monster parade "and many
speeches were made urging thc
workers of all lands to unite to
overthrow capitalism. The Internationale was sung, and the celebration in all respects resembled a
May day celebration In Europe or
any of the older capitalistic countries, i
The Fedorationist has published
"Left Wing" Communism, an Infantile disorder, hy Nikolai Lenln.
This work should be rend hy every
worker, as It deals extensively with
Working class tneth*. Price: Single
copies. 25c; orders of (en or more
topics, 20c each, postage paid.
,*■  __
New York,—Consummation of
several important settlements between the Amalgamated Clothing
-Workers of America and Individual
fctembers of the Clothing Manufacturers' Association of New York,
Inc.; was announced by the union
at the beginning of the twenty-Hec-
■bri']' week of the lockout of its
members In the New York market.
Buy at a union store.
Meetings in O.B.U. Hall
For the Coming Week
1 .
SUNDAY—Irish Sc1f-Dcteriiii)._t.ion licaguc,
WEDNESDAY—C.N.U.X. Whist Drive and Dance and
Trades Couneil.
THURSDAY—Plasterers' Helpers und Workers' Couneil.
SATURDAY-Danee, 9 to 12.'
Workers and Bosses Are
Killing: Each Other
Every Day
Nine Hundred. Workers
Jailed Without
Barcelona.—A number of Syndicalist leaders have been shot
"while trying to escape."    ■
The officer ln charge of the
guard la told to order the prison'
era to walk bn faster. Then the
soldiers shoot them. It'a as simple
ae that.
And they's doing lt ln Spain
quite a la irlandalse.
But Capitalism in Spain does not
bother to wear a mask. Its gov
ernment Is quite 'free from pre:
tence and cant about "law and order."
During the war the Barcelona
trade unions began to get stronger,
arid forced the textile manufacturers to give them bigger wages and
shorter hours.
-   The Old Game
The more determined capitalists
deolded this would never do. So
they tried the usual game.
They formed "good" unions, like
the Catholic Syndicate. Bands of
thugs and gunmen were collected,
Syndicalist, meetings were broken up, the leaders of the workers
were assassinated.
Hostility toward the employers
was Intensified by these brutal
measures. Finally, the workers,
goaded to desperation, began to
Since early In 1919 there haa
been open war between the employers and the Syndicalists.
Hardly a week has passed without casualties.
"In the last six months, 227 employers of Barcelona have been
killed, The number of workers
killed haB reached 167.
Four months ago the government sent Senor Martinez Anldo to
Barcelona as military governor. He
has1 suspended alt ordinary guarantees of civil liberty, with the full
consent of the authorities In Madrid.
Gaol or Deportation
It Is estimated that
nino hundred Syndicalists have
been arrested    on    suspicion,
and are held in prison without
There ls another Ingenious device that Anido has had recourse
to. Many workers have been forced
to return on foot to the villages
where they were born.
There" are more than a thousand
throughout Spain walking back to
their birthplaces.
This Is an amiable method of deportation.
The repression goes on merrily,
helped by the widespread unemployment; for hundreds of factories are shut down in Catalonia, and
more than half the workmen are
without Jobs.
Auckland, N. Z.—The lockout of
waterside workers Involving the
tieup of practically all the shipping
Industry ended with the same conditions as before, the men accepting the employers' offer of two
cents an hour additional pay.
Itoslyn, Wash.—Local Union
2583 of the United Mine Workers
of America at Its last regular meeting passed resolutions of condolence for the Btrlking coat miners
of Great Britain. A copy of the
resolutions was forwarded to the
officers of the miners' federation
of Great Britain.
LONDON—The success of the
building guilds, the workers' home-
building organisation, which started without a penny of capitnl, is
brought out in a recent statement
by 8. G. Hobson, their secretary.
He says that they now have a
weekly Income of £5000 and thut
there Ih every prospect of obtaining contracts from the co-operative societies worth approximately
Czechish, Workers Have
Taste of White
(By the Federated Press)
P r.a _ u e, Czechoslovakia. —
Czechish workers are learning
something of the fury of prison
sentences such as marked the Palmer administration in America,
Willie sentences in Europe for
"seditious" activities have seldom
exceeded onc or two years In the
severest eases, a court in Bruenii,
Czecho-SlovJtkia recently. meted
out punishments of 10,9 and H
years to leading' communists.
The occasion was furnished by
events arising out of a general
strike in Oslawa *iear.Jlriu-iiii lust
December, the leadership for which
was in Communist hands, Worst
off nil fared the editors bf the communist organ, "Kevnost," who
were condemned to ten years each.
One victim of cIush Justico received
nine years, live others eight years,
one each seven and h!x yean, respectively, and about a dozen sentences varying from two yenrs to
threo months,
Harrington and McQuoid
Will Speak for the
The debate between the Rev. A.
ts. Cooke and 3. D. Harrington ,J«t
Sunday afternoon dtd not ln any
way affect the attendance at the
Soclallat Party ot Canada regular
propaganda meeting, held In the
■ame theatre at night, at whloh J.
Kavanaga and O. Mangle, apoke.
Kavanagh In hla uaual .lyle dealt
with capltallam aa It la, and Comrade Menglea added to the on-
alaught on capltallam.
On Sunday night neit Comrade!
J. D. Harrington and W. McQuoid
wll- be the ipeakera. Tbe uaual
procedure will be followed' and
queitlona allowed and the platform will be thrown open for thoae
^.lahlng to air their view, after the
regular apeakera an through.
One dollar and fifty centa la the
coat for a atk monthi aubacrlption
to the Federationlat.
O.B.U. WiU See That
Russell and Johns Are
Heard in Suburbs.
At the regular meeting of the
General Workere Unit of the O. B.
U., held on Wednesday night, a
special committee was appointed* to
arrange meetings for R. J. Johns
and It. B, Russell when they they
arrive in the city. The secretary
was authorized to wire them as to
date of their arrival.
It Is the Intention of the local
members of the O. B. U. that meetings shall be held In all parts of
Greater Vancouver and particularly In South Vancouver. The committee was given power to carry
on advertising and hire halls for
the meetings. Latest word from
Moose Jaw ls to the effect that as
a result of the visit of Russell and
Johns, an office of the O.B.U. has
been opened and a local organizer
The question of organising was
taken up and a apeclal oommlttee
was appointed to bring ln a report
at the next meeting.
An interesting discussion took
place on the position that Canada
held In the capitalistic world, and
a general exchange of views was
made on this question, and the necessity of educational work In the
agricultural as well as the industrial districts 'was urged by some
Principles of Jesus Christ
Are Point of
SociaUst Contends Chris.
tianity Is Slave
A great deal of lntereat war
arouaad In Vancouver laat Sunday
ovar tha debate between tha Rev.
At I. Cooke and J. D. Harrington,
which took place In the Empreea
Theatre In the afternoon. The
subject of the debate waa, 'That.
the principlae aa taught by Jeeua
Christ are advantageous to tha.
working claaa," J. D. Harrington
taking the negative". The chair waa
taken by Preeldent Klinek, of the
v. b. a. ,
The theatre waa tilled to capa- '
city long before the hour aet for
the opening of the debate, and
many wer* turned away. The audience waa requeeted to refrain
from applauding during tha
apeechea, but on one or two occa-
ilons their unrestrained amusement' broke the otherwlie orderly
nature of the meeting. Tha Soclallat Party of Canada supplied
the ushers and the arrangements
were, as uaual, under the guidance
«_ the party ot a perfect nature.
The Aflrniatl ve
The Rev. A. E. Cooke In his
opening remarks stated someone
had said that his opponent should
ohange sides- because he knew
(Continued on page J)
Moscow.—The co-operative farm
movement has spread to the recently created TkIuiv. _h Soviet Republic. A report anys that numerous Cn-operating FarmlnR groups
have been organized to qpnduct
collective agriculture after lhe
model pf Soviet Russia.
Dublin.—The casualties in the
Irish war from Janunry 1 till April
1 number 500 dead and over 500
wounded. Of the slain about 200
belonged to tlie Crown forces.
Soviet Russia Proclaims
for a Universal
(Uy the Federated Press)
(New York Bureuu)
New York.—The following telegram hn» been received ut the offlce of "Soviet Russia" from the
Russian Telegraph Agency at Moscow: The Council of People's
Commissars hns approved a provision for thc establishment of
central emigrant hOljses ut Petrograd, Kharkov n"d Moscow, with
plans for receiving ami accommodating emigrants returning from
America lu Soviet Russia via Ll-
buu, Hlgu or Reval. Jjlmlgrant.l
will be carried fret; to their destination and given assistance in locating their relatives and securing
A message from ICIvran reports
that the Armenian Soviet government has proclaimed universal amnesty to all persons who fought
against tho Soviet regime lu the
past- Such citizen., nre freed from
all prosecutions or stigma und nre
.re-instated In all tlieir rights.
People Do Not Care for
Big Military
Very Uttle news * la coming
through about the minera* situation In the Old Land, but It tl very
evident that the transport workere are not going to aot af icabi
by handling coal that li shipped
into the country. The dock work-
ets at Glasgow have refused to
handle coal from Wales, even
though tt was stated that the coal.
was mined before the lockout. The
fccvernment ls still holding f-n to
the special military forces evidently intending to break the miners
If It Is at all possible. But all ts
not as well with these forces as the
authorities would like as rlo/lng
broke out during the week between
thc regular troops and the auxiliaries at Alderahot nnd Colchester, An
evidence that the auxiliaries and
reserves do not see thc matter ln
the same way aw do the regular
military forces, their viewpoint bs-
iv.y colored by their experience Is
the industrial world In which the]
have lived and worked,
Evelyn Sharp, In her letter tc
the Federated Press from London
discussing the failure of the Triple
Alliance, says In part:
On the whole, as th* Dally Herald advises, it Is better not to waste
time In reproaches, but to admit
at once that (he Triple Alliance
failed, as the Trade Union Congress failed, to present an unbroken labor front to the government
and to capitalism, and that a new
weapon must be forged for the
purpose. The CommuVilsts, of
course, are to be found everywhere
In a stnte of mind that can only be •
described in the formula, "I told
you so," for they have never ceased
In the pages of their weekly Journal to warn the workers against
thflh* leaders.
Sometimes, however, a calamity
Is so big that It has favorable re-
nctlon, and this would seem to be
thc ease to some extent now, For
public sympathy has veered considerably around towurds the miners since their apparent betrayal
by their comrades of the Triple Alliance; and Ihe fund which has
been opened, "to save the miners'
children." is being contributed to
very largely by the middle classes.
Also people nre growing a little
timorous of all (he military display
culled forth b.v the government on
the pretense of threatened disorder. There ls a tittle too much
Prussianism about raising a special anti-labor army rather bigger
thnn the whole of our regular
army, nnd saddling onr already
over-taxed population With a new
chnrge of £1,000,000 a week, to say
Bothlng of calling up alt the reserves as well.
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..May  13,   1921
ANOTHER effort has been made to get
capital and labor together. Last week
there assembled in Ottawa a number of
so-called labor representatives, and a
number of employers or their representatives. These men were
ANOTHER supposed to repvesent
OTTAWA thc building industry in
FIZZLE this country, which would
appear to be near to extinction. As thc meeting was called by
that brand from the burning International
unions, Senator Gideon Robertson, in his
capacity of Minister of Labor, it can be
safely assumed that the so-called representatives of labor were hand picked and
warranted to stand the test. Did not the
government pay the bills 1 And so far wc
have never seen the government of this
country p|y for anything that it could
not use.
* * *
Judging from the press reports, the
object of thc meeting was to foster the
building industry, or, in other words, to
put some life into it, as, like all other industries, it is today suffering from a
steady decline, and those who operate it
are not getting thcir usual quota of profit.
Hence the government's interest in the
situation. The conference being called in
the interests of a section of the employing
class, naturally the subjects under discussion were those things which interested
that section of thc conference. Por instance : Existing conditions in the industry ; efficiency and its relation to production. In other words, how more production could be got by less labor power.
Wages and their relation to the cost of
living. Factors in building costs, and as
the employers contended that labor costs
were the greatest factor in building costs,
the question of wages was the dominant
* •» •
The question of wages, however, was
"settled," both sides agreeing to let the
various localities deal with this question.
In other words, as capital and labor
could not agree on the question of wages,
they decided to settle this question by
leaving it unsettled. While they may not
realize it, this* was the only course that
they could adopt, which again proves that
between the employing- class and the
working class there stands a no man's
land that must be captured before the
working class can get out of its difficulties. The agreement arrived at with regard to wages, means that the workers,
who today are faced with a condition that
compels them to accept a wage that is insufficient to reproduce their labor power,
and more slaves, must eventually accept an even lower standard of
living. This condition is not local.
It iB recognized in every country,
and in France this fact is particularly
brought out when the industry of raising
Blaves is being subsidized; in other words,
the workers not being able to reproduce
more slaves to take their places, are being
aided by the state in the production of
the commodity labor power.
» » *
Having once again demonstrated that
labor and capital cannot come together,
in spite of the fact that the Minister of
Labor stated that the conference, which
did nothing, had demonstrated the. value
of co-operation, and onc employer had
stated that there must be yielding cooperation, no doubt the workers being intended to do the backing up, the fact remains that the so-called labor representatives along with the employers of labor
accepted without question the slaves'
portion for the workers. Never did the
reactionary hangers on to labor protest
against thc exploitation of the men they
represented. Never did they even by word
challenge the right of the employers to
wring profits out of the hides of thc workers. In fact, had they have understood
the position of the working class, or having that knowledge not been willing to
prostitute their intelligence for pelf or
notoriety, there would have been no labor
representatives at a conference that was
on the face of it called together in the interests of the employers. The question of
greater production should never trouble
workers who have produced so much that
they are starving to death. Efficiency in
thc production of commodities has been
demonstrated to thc full by the overflowing warehouses and the unemployed situation. But that efficiency has brought
nothing but misery to thc working
class. The getting together of capital and
labor has also been attempted time and
time again, but of necessity has always
failed. Two bodies that have interests not
in common cannot get together. There is
no place on which they can meet but on
terms of mortal combat. And those who
would in their ignorance or treachery
meet with thc employers in order that the
chains of slavery can he more firmly fixed
on the limbs of the slaves of this country,
are traitors to the working class. Thcir
actions speak louder than words. The
question that faces the workers today is
the ending of the wage system. So long
as wages exist so long will slaves be in
bondage, and so long will labor fakirs get
together with the employing class while
the working class is engaged in a struggle
which .commences(when the working class
has to sell Its power to labor to a ruling
class, ond wliich will only end when thc
present system ii overthrown. •
IT is quite evident that the Alberta Labor News is not content to let sleeping
dogs lie, and wc arc never afraid to take
up the cudgels in our own behalf, or in
the interests of thc working class.  In the
last issue of the Alberta
CONFUSION Labor News there ap-
FINDS pears an editorial which
COMPANY quotes comment from a
publication, issued at
some time, by some persons unknown, from some unknown place.
The name of the publication is
"The Communist," supposedly a publication published by authority of the Third
(Communist) International in Canada.
The Alberta Labor News takes much comfort from an article in that publication
which deals with the 0. B. U. in retrospect. If thc Alberta Labor News can
find any comfort and joy in thc Communist, then all wc have to say is the Communist must of necessity be. wrong in its
premises, and suffers from the same type
of confusion that the Alberta Labor
News is afflicted with, or the views oould
not coincide.
* * »
In the first place we do not think that
the Communist represents the views of
thc Third International, and cannot conceive of any member of thc working class
that has studied the tactics of that organization getting off so much nonsense as
the Communist, has done on the labor
movement, and particularly of the O.B.U.
movement of this country. Its confusion
is most certainly brought out when it attempts to link up the Socialist Party of
Canada with the O.B.U., as the Socialist
party has taken the position that it was
none of thc business of thc party as to
how the workers organized on the job,
hence the statement
In thc west the One Big Union idea
had tine effect of retarding the rupture within the Socialist  Party of
Canada upon the question of tactics
by giving thc "theoreticians" of thc
party a chance to show that the One
Big Union could attend to organizing
the workers for economic ends and
the Socialist Party of Canada would
attend to the political (read: parliamentary) struggle of the workers,
which appeared in the Communist  only
proves a confusion of thought which is
akin to that of tbo Alberta Labor News.
* * »
The Alberta Labor News takes thc position that thc 0. B. U. was designed to be
an industrial offshoot of the S. P. of C.
A similar idea to that expressed by the
Communist. The Alberta Labor News
points out that we have stated that that
paper opposed the O.B.U. because those
in charge of it did not understand the
forces that are operating in society, and
asks if this also applies to the Third International and the Communist. It certainly does not apply to the Third International, but it most assuredly does to
the author of the rank piffle that appears
in the Communist. Another sample of
the confusion of the individual that wrote
the article in the Communist reads as follows:
In places where the One Big Union
functions as a propaganda group
they propagate the ideas of the SociaUst Party of Canada and urge the
workers to organize on the com-
. moi\ card in the One Big Union. This
is their solution for the question of
proletarian emancipation.
* * #
That such words could emanate from
the pen of any individual -who is supposed to represent the Third International is a surprise to us, and to thc men who
have taken an active part in the O.B.U.
and socialist, movements in this country.
His knowledge of the movement is evidently confined to that section of the
country east of Winnipeg, and as a result
he neither understands the O.B.U. or the
motives of the workers in organizing it.
Separation of economic from political action by a supporter of the Third International proves conclusively that he has
neither understood the working class
movement or the theses of the Third International. Wc have on previous occasions pointed out that the struggles of
the workers against the encroachments of
the capitalistic system, whether it be over
a matter of wages and conditions or
otherwise, has assumed a more and more
political aspcet as the system develops.
If the Socialist Party of Canada propaganda is in line with the development of
the working class movement, what other
propaganda could any olass conscious
member of the working class spend his
time in propagating. As a matter of fact
there is a considerable difference of opinion amongst the members of the Socialist
Party of Canada as to what tactics should
be adopted, while its propaganda has always been clear cut and strictly Marxian.
However, it is not necessary to demonstrate that the Communist is off its base.
The very fact that the Alberta News can
quote it with approval is sufficient to
condemn it and its size up of the O.B.U.
movement. When hole-m-thc-corner revolutionists and reactionary labor papers
agree there is surely something rotten in
the State of Denmark. The only thing to
do under the circumstances is to let in
the light and, if possible, uncover the
source of the confusion and clarify the
situation. Possibly the Communist will
aid in this work in the next issue, by publishing the names of those that control
'that publication and the writers of the
-articles that appear in it.
IT is an Ul wind that blows no good.
The Robertson."Revolution" in Winnipeg, although a very disastrous affair
in thc minds of all good patriots, and
particularly thoso of the International
union type, who in the
THE OOST time of working-class
OF trouble crept into  their
IT AIX holes and only emerged
when their masters' voice
called them, at least was a very profitable
affair for thc legal fraternity. Alf Andrews—excuse our familiarity, but wc
have heard so much about him that we
can presume to know him—benefited to
the extent of $32,623.44.  At least that is
the sum he is credited with receiving'from
the Dominion government in legal fjees in
prosecuting thc men who were arrested,
during "the revolution."   Of course npi
one can tell just how much he did receive
for his great work during that period 6f
national stress and danger.   Tom Jo-jfis6iitj
in his work "Our Noble Families,"jWhch-
describing  how  the  Earl   of  Montrose
claimed £15,000 for the loss of his sheriffship of Orkney, says: "
"What he was doing up in Orklifey j •
is by no means clear, but it must have j
been a sourco of great grief to him \
that thc State refused to Ray him -a
penny more than £5578/18/4.   I like
that 18/4.  There is a, strict matter of
fact equity, and letter  of  the  law
justice about it, that somehow seems
to disguise the barefaced impertinent
rfobbery of the £5578.
That odd 44 cents struck us in a very
similar manner, especially when  we  remember S. L. Goldstein, who was an em-
pi qyce of the firm   of   which   "dear"
Alfred was the head, also "received" the
sum of $19,374 for his "services" in the
same trial.   During the trial John Queen
took exception to some of the legal talent
because they were prominent members of
thc Citizens'   Committee.    Referring  to
Goldstein, he stated that he did not count.
He very evidently counted when the payments were made, and the dear taxpayers
have paid the bill, when times are hard
and all taxpayers arc feeling the burden
of modern democracy.
When the question of legal fees was
brought up in the Dominion Parliament
during the past week, the government explained that thc costs of thc trial were
paid from thc money set aside for • demobilization. This was objected to, but
it was explained that the trouble arose
out of the war. This will naturally be
comforting to thc returned men who have
had so much difficulty in getting anything
out of the government, for their war services. If the trial and all that it cost
had to be paid out of demobilization
funds, and the entire costs with legal fecs
to thc extent of $135,754, along with
court costs, the pay of stool pigeons, witnesses' fees, and jury fees, which must
have amounted to over a quarter of a million dollars at a conservative estimate,
then the returned men can take this satisfaction to themselves that the government
spent over a quarter million dollars to
give effect to the greatest working-cla^
propaganda campaign that this country:
has ever seen which could not have^'beefi'
carried on had.it not bcen for the government and its actions.1 This, however:* wtjsj
money well spent, but we wondericwhati
the dear taxpayers think of spending that
much money whieh they have to ptff, in
order that the working class couldjcarrjjf||
on its propaganda with such a splendid
background as the government provided,-
THERE is a wide difference between!
the labor movement in the eastern
part of Canada and that of the movement,
west of, and including Winnipeg. This
difference has been brought out vety recently. Thc 6w_a-
EASTERN sion    being   when
WORKERS HAVE Sam Gompers spent
WORK TO DO his honeymoon in
Toronto. On that
occasion Sam Gompers addressed the Empire Club. Local labor celebrities also
attended this function and presented Mrs.
Gompers with gifts. Now the Empire
Club has its counterpart in Vancouver.
Federationist readers will remember that
this organization was very active in the
recent troubles and was largely instrumental in stopping the workers' meetings
on the Cambie street grounds. Right here
is where the difference between the cast-
era and western labor movements is
shown. No labor representative in Vancouver would have retained the confidence of the working class in this city
had they attended any such function. .
♦     »     *      m*.
Amongst those who are supposed to
represent labor and who attended the
function in question, were jimmie Simpson and Tom Moore. Jimmie assured
Sammy that the workors of Canada appreciated thc work that he had done for
labor in this country and humanity at
large. There is no doubt that Gompers
has served that section of humanity, on
the American continent that is large,
usually at tho waist line, but his services
to the workers who are lean and hungry
have bcen nil, and as proof of this we refer
to an editorial on Gompers which appeared in the Toronto Globe about the
time Sam was spending his honeymoon,
The editorial in question, amongst other
things, stated: "As his power is used to
restrain thc extremists in the Labor
ranks, he speaks with authority wheii'he
seeks to restrain extremists on the ptthoiyl
side." Such words from a capitalistlej
newspaper on thc work of a labof"i__'
in the west would condemn him for i
time in the eyes of the workers, for the/yi|
realize that there is no place where 'capital and labor can have interests in common. Something which it would apbeijr
that thc workers in the cast have not, yet
learned, or the Simpsons and the Moores.
and Drapers could not represent theta'. i .
• ♦ » y>   I
it-.   - -
The Labor party in the ea_t is'
also a reflection of the statei of
mind of the workers of that part of the]
country. Single tax and state cohtrol
Btill loom large in the platform of the
party. Shibboleths that have been discarded by all progressive workers many
years ago. The workers in thc cast have
much work to their hands if they intend
to become a part of the progressive and
revolutionary working class movement,
thc first step is to dopose the Simpsons,
Moores and Drapers. Thoy are time-
servers to the master class and thoir utterances prove it. Leading workers and
employers on the same path is a job
that neither Gompers or his satellites can
accomplish, for tlieir interests are not in
I common.
(Contlnyd from pat* *)
moro about work than he did, but
he wanted to »y that he was able
to claim to know a little about
work too. "When I left home in
the Old Land, at the age of sixteen, from which time on I had to
for myself, I was apprenticed
in a drug store. I have tackled,
perhaps, as many different jobs as
most of you here," the apeaker declared, and the longest hours he
had ever worked were on his present job In church work. That the
present debate was not to be simply a struggle of wits, but rather
an endeavor to get to the truth of
the subject, was what he had in
mind by taking up the challenge.
"I am not concerned to -get the
best of my opponent. I do not
care which of us this audience decides aa the best ln the debate. We
are not here to discuss the question of religion, as there are all
kinds of religions that have nothing to do with Jesus Christ. The
four gospels, ag bound up in the
Bible, are the only record we have
of the teaching of Jesus Christ and
the only court of appeal we can
go to ln this matter, just as we
would go to the writings of Karl
Marx himself if we were discussing
his works and philosophy. Jesus
Christ was a man of the people
and worked for years in the village
of Nazareth. His closest associates
were common people, and only the
fear of the common people kept
the rulers from murdering him until the last. What are the teachings of Jesus Christ?—the fundamental principles? The principles
He laid down were fundamental
and eternal. Thoy are sufficient to
solve all the vexed and varied
problems that come up tn every
day and age. We must first of all
see what He was driving at What
did He conceive lo be His mission?
To proclaim the good news of the
Kingdom of God—a restoration of
a, political commonwealth on the
earth. The people's leaders would
be real publio servants. Christ
never transferred this hope of the
Kingdom from earth." Briefly, the
speaker summed up his message
ns one of social reform along lines
well known these days, and declared "The ultimate aim of Jesus
Christ was to establish a human
society based on love, etc., resulting ln the fullest expression of
personality In the largest measure." "Seek ye first the Kingdom
of God and Us righteousness and
these things shall be added unto
you." The Golden Rule—a worldwide reign of Justice and mutual
nei'vice of man to man—were also
part of the ideals aimed at, and
"your true Socialist must agree
with me for the best of type of
Socialism seeks the same ideal,"
said Mr. Cooke. Keir Hardle's
testimony as to Christianity making him a Socialist was then cited,
and the speaker proceeded to deal
with the question of putting Ideals
into effect and the assertion of
Christ's revolutionary doctrine of
the Fatherhood of God. Beyond
the question of economics lay the
deeper fields of spiritual and moral forces. Dealing with the Brotherhood of Man, the speaker pointed out that "among brothers there
must be no boss," and when the
speaker went on to state that President Wilson had got his ideas of
sooial Justice from Jesus Christ,
the audience could not restrain iti
'Brotherhood can only live when
the truth is made free," according
to the doctrines of Christ. Socialism is not in It for a moment with
the radicalism of Jesus Christ.
There is no sword like a great idea
and Christ stated that his mission
was of such a revolutionary nature; and He gave the most militant idea known to men, What has
happened? The old slavery, the
chattel, slavery of Rome, has disappeared long since, aa well as
ancient feudalism, the voteless
man, etc. Equal franchise has
brought us close to democracy in
political life." .(This statement
having caused some amusement
amongst the audience, the speaker
retorted, "I said closely.")
The modern competitive industrial system was due to be turned
upside down by Christ's principles,
as they had turned over other aortal orders, In spite of the fact
that there are thousands of good
Christians on both sides of the
struggle. The needs of our common humanity has compelled a
certain amount of public service.
Fundamentally, the whole competitive system la not only unchristian
but antl-chrlatlan, and is demoralizing to both sdes, putting the
worker at the mercy of the unscrupulous employer. After quoting a statement that Smillie got
his Ideas of revolution from- the
teachings of Jesua Christ, the
speaker then proceeded to deal
with the follies of the Idle rich,
the mistaken ideas of greatness attached to the possession and obtaining of material wealth, and
stated that "any syatem that does
not serve la doomed." The method
of Jesus Christ was not ona of violence, but depended upon the revolutionary power of Ideas. "Sound,
sane Ideas were- going to win out
in the long run." Referring to
Christ's parable of the development of the grain from the seed
the speaker claimed thla aa evidence of the discovery of the
theory of evolution long before
Darwin, and the Rev, Cooke concluded by stating that moral forces
and not economic foroes were the
predominant factors making for
the changing order.
J. D. H*rr'ngton
In opentng Harrington atated
Mr, Cooke had confined the debate to the principles of Jesus
Christ found In the four gospels.
I thought the debate was somewhat narrowed as it was. Happily,
Mr, Cooke has necessarily overflowed those narrow boundaries
and Introduced slavery In ancient
Rome, which necessitates me fol
lowing wherever he has lead. Let
us take what might be most prominent ln your mlnda—the parable of
the rich man having to divide his
wealth to those who were needy,
otherwise he could have nothing to
do with Christ. Christ qualifies
that: "How hardly ahall they that
have riches enter Into the Kingdom of God, etc.," going on to the
statement about getting through
an eye of a needle. It Is possible
on secondary consideration . that
while lt Is impossible for a man
who ia rich to pass through an eye
of a needle, it Is not.impossible for
God to do the trick. Possibly that
very reservation has made it possible for the Christians to look
upon the rich man as someone who
may enter into the Kingdom of
The principle of confining ourselves to the four gospels must necessarily be overlooked by me, aa
lt has been .overlooked by Mr.
Cooke. In the flrst place the four
gospels were not or are not the
words of Christ The epistles of
Peter and Paul are just as mueh
entitled to consideration aa the
gospels. Any biblical student
knows perfectly well the epistles
of Paul were written as early, lf
not earlier than any of the synoptic gospels. We know that it is
Impossible for them to give Christ's
own words.. We must necessarily
take our evidence from those des-
ciples and teachers of His doctrines
who lived at least contemporaneously with Him or shortly after
He was supposed to have been crucified. The historical Jesus was
being accepted for the sake of debate, and the facts given in the
gospels and the epistles of Peter
and Paul, the validity of the
sources not entering into the question.
In order to understand any
man's teachings you must first of
all understand the age In which he
lived and taught. Tou cannot understand the teaching of Christ
unless you understand the condl-
(Continued on page S)
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The demand for this coal ll
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Lumber Workers'
News and Views
Continued from page t)
The referendum ls now In and
counted and the tellers have given
the following report:
For member of Central Executive Committee—Carl Berg, 60
votes; Albert* Stenberg, 2 votesi
For member of District Executive
Committee—Albert Stenberg, 50
votes; Alfred Sterner, 47 votes;
Fritz Schuppel, 48 votes; Archie
McKinnon, 82 votes; Thos. Hill, 30
votes; Ed, Helgeson, 29 votes; J.
S. Smith, 26 votes.
The report Is signed by Qeorge
Sawczak, E. 8. 5; Lars Johnson,
J. 32, and C. Olson, E. O. 1, who
acted, as tellers.
This ls a rather small vote, but
when taking into consideration
that this ls the time of the year
when our membership is constantly on the move owing to some
camps closing up for the season,
and that they are just at this time
getting settled down at other work,
It is not to be considered of such
small proportions.
Clarke's mill camps on the P. G.
E. have been closed down Indefinitely, and construction work has
been ordered held back for
There was an order came In
from Vancouver last week to start
two bridge crews of 25 men each,
but the order was later cancelled,
and the "wise ones" ln charge of
operations here can simply say "no
savee." .
Truly has it been, said, "What Is
hidden from the wise and prudent,
Ib revealed unto babes."
' 'put In demands for single bunks
and blankets.
Camps Nos. 2 and I of the Crows
Nest Lumber Co. at Skookum
chuck are running, and also the
camp ot the Whit* Spruce' Lumber
Co, at Fernle.
Edmonton reports considerable
work going on for the Alberta
Great Waterways R. R. In the Lac
La Blche country. Delegates are
getting on the Job, and conditions,
which are rotten, are going to be
Improved (lf the workers organize). There will be a stationary
delegate placed at Lac La Blche.
The bill for The Federationist
for this diatrict for laat month Is
$20. Other bills for papers sent
out from here every week, and
which must be paid the first of the
month, bring lt up close to $60.
Add another $10 for postage and
then ask what becomes of all the
money. Receipts for dues and
fees last month were $168. Donations for the hall chairs were $7.
I paid (76.50 for them. Figure out
about $40 for rent, water, light and
telephone, and then you* will* see
where we are getting off at these
fftr Twenty Tears ws hsve latest thto TWoa I tuny fer bh site ear
Psaoaful Collective Bargaining
Forbids Beth Strlkee and Locketts
IHspates Stttted hy ArUtratUa
Steady Impieyme* and Skilled Workmanship
Prompt Deliveries te Dealers ssd Pnttta
Peaoe and B iccau te Workert and latpleysffs
rreeperlty sf She* MSktof Comminutes
As loyal aniea non aad women, ws art
yos ta demand shoes bearing ths shtvs
Union Stamp sa Sole, Insole u Lining.
CUll Lerely, General Pmtd»t    Oharlas L. Baiae, Otainl 8ee.-Treaa.
Ttttit Oat nowttt, Fun ml Deiigm, Wedding Botmu etB, Pot Pluti
Ornamental ud Shalt tun, Seeda, BulU, Plotiita" Bnoldta
Brown Bros. & Co. Ltd.
t__STOBEB-t     "
tt BMttBfi Strwt M 718 Oranrllto Strwt
Seymou C8MIE Sermonr MU
saioa MADE
The 1 M.T.I Loggers' Boot
Hell amen ters-nsiir attaiaei le
Gunnteed to Hold Oanlkt and An Thoroughly Watertight
MacLachlan-Taylor Co.
Bueoeetore to H. VOS * SON
Next Door to Logger* Hall
Phon Seymour SM Repair. Don. Whil. Ion Walt
Easy Shaving
Gillette or Auto Strop Safety Razors make the daily
Shave easier.
We have a splendid line of both makes in many designs,
priced from $5.00 to $7.50 each.
The Complete Sporting Gooda Storo
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.
The drive has started on the
Kettle Biver with $5 and board for
eight hours. Thore are plenty of
men there at present. A few men
have started on the pole drive at
Chase for the Adams River Lum'
ber Co.; |4 aiid board to start with
for eight hours.
There has been no news of any
kind come in from Enderby lately.
Let's hear from you, fellow-workers, if it is only to say that there
Is nothing doing. It will be news
for somebody and will save a lot
of useless running around.
There is very little going on at
Merritt. The jammer ir working,
and there ls a small gang laying
steel on the logging road. Both of
these jobs are run by the company
and an attempt was made to work
them ten hours, but prompt action
by the men held the eight-hour
The workers at Yahk, In the
Cranbrook district, are showing
real signs of solidarity. Camp
meetings hare been held, and a
joint committee from the six
camps running there have met and
Fresh Meat Dept.
If you rilue yonr own and year family's health, buy Government In*
spooled Meata of all klnda. We sell
nothing but Government Inapected
Beef, Fork, Lamb and Smoked
Meata of aU kinds.
Oovernment Inspected Pot Eoaita
from,  lb  ,10c
Government Inspected Oven Boasts
from, lb „ ......ISc
Oovernment  Inspected  Stow  Beef
from, lb ™ Hop
Oovernment     Inspected      Boiling
Beef from, lb 1 11 lte
Oovernment Inspected Lamb Stew, per
Itaw, per
Government   Inspected   Lamb   Shoal
ders. tb „ 88 l-2e
Oovernment   Inspected   Lamb   Loins,
lb.  , _ -. Jl Me
Oovernment   Inspected   Lamb   Legs,
lb.  -.  Mo
Finest Government Inspected
Rolled Roasts ef Beef, la cute
of t lbs. and np to 10 lba. Beg.
SSo lb. Special, par lb 881-8«
Lamb Loin Chops, per lb. —«
Lamb Rib Chops, per lb. ...'....,.
Lamb Shoulder Chops, per lb.
Cut any slse, from, lb	
Finest Perk Sausage,  per lb. —85c
Finest Beef Sausage, per lb. .36c
Roast Beef Dripping, per lb. 88c
Ordinary Beef Dripping, per lb.....t0c
We have again reduced tha price
of onr Famoua Park Shoalden
weighing from 5 to 0 lbs.   Reg.
I     8fio lb., reduced price, lb. 84 Ms
Grocery Specials
Pork and Beau, 8 for  Mc
Potted Heat, 8 for   88c
Sardines, 8 for   85c
Fine Largo Prunes, 8 lbs, for ....85c
Nabob Custard, 2 for  85c
Finest Com, 3 for 36c
Finest Tomatoes, 3 for  SOc
Crisco,  Mb. tin  ................850
Crisco. 8-lb. tins ...... ...,........7«c
Slater'a Tea, per lb  48c
Bird's Custard, largo tlna « 40c
Nabob Baking Powder, per tln.„...86c
Del Vonte Peaches, per tin .._........SOc
Del Monte Pears, per tin ............SOc
Del Monte Apricots, per tin  80c
Slater'a Famons Streaky, Baoon,   in
half or whole slabs.    Speolal, per
lb „  881-8«
The very finest Lard, la talk.   Reg.
80c lb.    Special, lb  B»
Slater's Sliced Streaky Bacon, per
lb _ MC
Sinter's Sliced Streaky Bacon, per
lb  .450
Slater'a Sliced Streaky Bacon, per
lb, — ~— 60c
Sister's Finest Streaky Bacon,
pttr lh 66c
Slater's Sliced Ayrshire Roll, lb...60e
Slater's Sliced Boneless Roll, Jb...4ffc
Finest  Spuds,  nothing better   ln
the city,  only,  per   sack,   de-
Hvered „ 95c
Mall Orders are taken epeeial care of.
Four Big Stores
118 Hu-lun (Bnt oae,) Bey. 3212
■so art-Till. street sir. >n
3260 Main Street Fair. 1633
Wait Eai Market   (OK. Dirt, ud
On-nrlU-) sty. 614-
Wanted—The present addreu of
R. A. Smith. Last address Rock
Bay, Construction Camp. Anyone
knowing same please communicate
with Coast Office, 61 Cordova St.
west, Vancouver.
The membership around the hall
at 61 Cordova Street Is gradually
diminishing .day by day. Many of
them are finding a master In the
woods. and some of them, from
letters that are received, are way
down on the farm acting at wet
nurses to the gee-gees and the rest
of the four-1. gged tribe. Letters
received from camps show a gen'
eral desire, to build up the organ-
Izatlon and several camps during
the past week have elected camp
delegates, and, unless the rumors
that are prevalent that many
campa are going to shut down
again, become accomplished facta,
the organization will shortly become once more a force to be
reckoned with.
Reports have been received from
the Comox district during the past
week which conveys the information that the contract system ls ln
full swing ln that locality. It ls
said that some ot the most zealous
workers for the organization last
year are now busily engaged ln
perpetuating the contract syatem,
There are aome camps In that district, however, that are still alive
to the necessity of organization and
are showing signs of a gradually
Increasing Interest in the organlsav
The camps at Ocean .Falls are
being heard from and most of them
now have delegates and hold regular meetings. There are, however,; idoctrlno always advised those
still some camps where the story of
conditions would put stories of
Russia under the Csar Into the
background. A report has been received thts week from one of this
kind. There are eleven men in
camp, seven of whom are part of
the company, the remaining four
being working stiffs. The bunkhouse contains Bve single beds and
one double bed; one man sleeps, on
the floor (who, by the way, la one
of the company), the remainder
sleep ln shacks In the bush. The
quality of the'food is good, but la
spoilt by a bum cook, who ia one
of the company. Payment Is made
by time cheque, and If a man hasn't
got the price when he quite he has
to bum his way down on the boat.
This outfit Is located at Port Hardy
and they hire their men at a dump
on Powell Street,
During times Uke the present,
when there are so many men who
have been on the bread line for
some time that they so easily become a prey to these hay-wire
.outfits, a member who comes In
and reports these conditions is conferring a beneflt upon his fellow-
workers, and this Information is
passed on for the express purpose
of steering men clear of such propositions. There are many similar cases, though perhaps not quite
so bad. The blacklist Is being
worked overtime tn an endeavor to
keep the active men out of the
camps, this being successful In
many duea, but aome of the wise
ones flnd ways and means even of
beating the boss's blacklist, showing that the bow la not quite om.
Thla work by —ynln ts now ob
sale at The FederaUoolst office,
and should be read by evsry worker. Ita treatment of working data
taot-M atone la worth the prioe,
which Is 250 per copy.
Russian Educationists to
Give Children the
Moscow.—Fairies, ghosts find
the like are to be banished fr6m
the susceptible minds of children,
if the commissariat of education
has Its way. The commissariat
announces an All-Russian competition for new books for children
whioh shall be free from mythological characters, or else have sueh
stories correctly depleted as superstitious, fhe stories shall contain
no kings or princes, unless they
are described as the oppressors of
the people.
The commissariat suggests that
Imaginative Action dealing with the
life of future generations based
upon technical progress and inventions Is desirable. Preference will
be given to tales illustrating the
actual lite of the workers. Contributions may be ln prose, poetry
or drama.
The Federationist wants to have
the largest circulation of any paper'
ln British Columbia by the end of
this year. Help us get It. Tackle
your neighbor for a subscription.
tions under which he lived. It will
be necessary to take ourselves back
Into .Rome, where theae teachings
flrst, came into prominence. Italy
and part of Asia Minor were inhabited by a civilization. Outside
of that was barbarism and savagery. Just before the particular
period we are discussing the great
Roman republic fell, and tn that
fail society was shattered and almost torn up, and the resulting
struggles Anally ended the laat
veatlgea of communal society. The
Brotherhood of Man was a living
fact until -there entered into thli
world property. In the means of
wealth production. It was the normal state of existence. Blood relationship was the factor that held
men together—the tribal bond.
Christ came on the scene almost
1000' years after property arrived
on the scene. At that particular
time Rome was a slave empire,
but there were no suoh things as
Roman slavea. No ship ever left
Rome for the express purpose of
capturing other members of the
human race to sell them as slaves.
The only civilization that charge
can be levelled against la a Chris
tlan civilization. Rome was i
civilization based on the backs of
slaves and this particular civilization had almost shattered itself in
.civil war, in class struggles. During the terrible times und. r Tiberius, Vilaviua, Celiqula and Nero,
when everything seemed to be utterly hopeless there steps the pro-
selitlsers of Jesus .Christ—(Lay
not up for yourselves treasures on
earth, etc.)—the doctrine that this
earth was merely a stopping place
and death the door through whtch
to pass Into eternal happiness to a
most glorious life ln Heaven. The
'doctrine was sown on fertile soil,
During the years it waa multiplying the pagan philosophers were
silent, but referring to It later it
was known as the religion of
slaves, and anything that had to
do with slaves ln Rome was beneath contempt. Anyone who aspired to the respect of the citizens
of Rome could not have anything
to do with anything that had to do
with slaves.
'When we turn to the Bible we
find not one word of condemnation
of these conditions—not one solitary single word of condemnation
of the slave' system existing
throughout the Roman empire. On
the contrary, we find it is tolerated, not only by thoae who were
humble preachers, but by the very
fathers of the Christian faith.
Christ was not its founder. The
faith aa taught by all the prominent churches is the doctrine of St
Paul—salvation by faith, Peter's
doctrine was, Salvation by Works.
The speaker then turned to Christ's
-sermon on the Mount and then
.proceeded to explain the position
the Jewish people held towarda
Rome and the policy of Roman
The teachers of the Christian
subjection to remain In subjection
and. under no consideration make
headway against their masters.
Paqt even wrote an epistle returning a slave to his master. Wherever the question of slavery or service ia menfjoned tt ia always mentioned as a fact that ought to be
and for the people who endure that
atate there Is a life for them hereafter. When Paul run into trouble
.with the Romans he failed to base
hia defence on his Christian faith,
but appealed to the Roman law.
The opinions of Christ's associates having shown they were ln
agreement with slavery and a
glance Into the gospels show that
In none of Christ's speeches did He
give offence to the Roman governors of Palestine. According to the
trial He gave no offence and the
Christians have certainly not given
any offence to any government that
has existed right down to date. The
Brotherhood of Man runs through
the entire literature of Stoicism
and Jesus Christ's message did not
Introduce lt to men, and, in fact,
these Ideas have been duplicated
time and time again in the literature dating away baok to non-
historical periods. The various
quotations from the Bible have
been used as the mainstay and support of the particular slave trade
which disgraced thla continent a
matter of a hundred years ago.
Rev. Cooke
The Rev. Cooke began his reply
by referring to the parable ot the
rich man and the possibility of
'Ood doing things that- man could
not. The speaker then dealt with
some mattera of Interpretation of
words ln the Bible and corrected
the meaning of the word "charity"
to "low.*' Dealing with the Brotherhood of Man, Mr. Cooke claimed
Christ widened the doctrine around
this concept. He also admitted the
Indictment as to "alavery," but
claimed the advice given under the
circumstances waa a queatlon of
wisdom." Passing on to the Civil
War In the States, the name of
Wllberforce was extolled aa an example of Christian principle, and
the remainder of the time at his
disposal was taken up In the main
with citations from Lansbury, Tol-
'stoi find Benjamin Kidd, and a
reference to the gradual disappearance of slavery.
Harrington commenced by explaining that on looking up a quotation previously he had slipped
out, the wrong one on "charity"
and so got lost for a while. What
he wanted to read then was the
ono which says, "Submit yourself
to evory ordinance of man for the
Lord's sake, whether aa king," etc.
This is responsible for that part
of' the catechism dealing with respect to masters and those set in
authority over us. Tho speaker
then dealt with the liability of error due to so many translations ot
the books of the Bible. Wllberforce got scant praise from the
speaker when dealing with his recorded principles as regards thc
treatment ot children In England.
Slavery had bcen a long time in
dying after Christ had sent it to
its doom.
In mankind's sojourn on earth
his struggle has been against all
the factors which tended to destroy him. Ho has travelled over
the entire earth so there is no portion he does not inhabit. Wherever you And him you will And him
with his little gods around him.
Struggle and strife has been his
chief method of march. Those arc
his weapons—not moral concepts,
not the teachings of any saviour.,
but his brawn and hia brain. By a
tremendous march of countless
centuries he has progressed from
the most degraded form of human
life up to the Individual of today,
and has practically harnessed every
force of nature.
Christ's reference to the germinating seed had nothing whatever
to do with evolution. Man, himself, had discovered this principle
without one word from the gods,
Ood never told us one solitary
thing we did not know already. By
struggle and strife, by thinking, we
have been able so far to carry
mankind to auoh a pitch that today he has made himself practically master of the universe. There
is no natural element so great we
cannot overcome.
Dealing with the inevitability of
nature punishing those who violate
her laws, the apeaker proceeded to
show that thia also applied in so-
cial affairs where the folly of allowing a bunch of greedy, grasping imbeciles, weak in moral
character, to faaten themselves
upon our food, stores to take that
which we have produced haa.had
dire results. She has punished
them and haa certainly lambuated
us, and stuck ua in the mud of
Flanders, and made us kill those
we had no quarrel with because we
had transgressed the laws, and our
Christian friends were silent.
Having produced the civilization
he has today, It Is Imperative, If he
Is not to be further punished, to
take hold of the'food stores himself. If he doea not terrible retribution will be visited upon htm,
part of which he haa experienced
and part ot, which Ilea tn the Immediate future. Tou cannot earn
your living now by tlie sweat of
your brow. No man ahall own
what all muat uae without penalizing those individuals who own as
well as those who do not.
. Concluding, the speaker quoted
Swinburne's lines, beginning: "By
the doctrines of hsll, Are, river,
Mr. Cooke then rose to close the
debate by remarking, "I did -not
come here to discuss the lawa' of
Nature. We were discussing the
teachings of Jesus Christ, and I
had endeavored, from start to finish, to show how the laws and
teachings bf Christ entering Into
this world have resulted ln bringing better conditions, because con
ditions are tremendously better.'
The speaker went on to say Marx
Ian Socialism was doad 50 yearB
ago. The protoplasmic theory had
been superseded by the theory of
elections, and Mr. Harrington was
evidently 50 years behind in his
science, Mr, Cooke asserted, and
there was a higher law than the
struggle for existence—the struggle for others. The struggle tor
others Is not to be compared with
the struggle for self. "I am with
you for the abolition of the preaent system. Christ's method Is the
only method that will succeed,"
declared the speaker. The root of
the problem Ilea deeper than economics; not simply a qnestlon of
a new system or plan of proceed-
ure, but a new conception of how
to live together; not merely an Industrial and political revolution,
but a moral revolution. With a
quotation from Herbert Spencer
and a further stressing of the
Brotherhood of Man, Mr. Cooke
wound up hla address.
Boy at a unioa nen.
(By The Federated Press.)
Melbourne, Australia.—The railway men's unions are enedavorlng
to bring about the total abolition
of all Sunday trains. This concession, which haa been Bought by the
railwaymen for years, is now said
to be practicable.
For some time past, due to the
shipping strike, the government
has been forced to cut out the running of Sunday trains. The railwaymen point out that aa the government has been able to do this
with apparently little Inconvenience to the travelling . public, It
can order the total abolition of all
Sunday railway trafflc in the future.
Bernard Shaw says: "He ad-
mires Nicolai Lenine and Winston
Churchill, British colonial secretary, above all others, because
they seize governments flrst and
talk afterwards.
Help the Fed. by helping our
The Federatlonist has published
"Left Wing" Communism, an Infantile disorder, by Nikolai Lenln.
This work shoo HI be read by every
worker, aa It deals extensively with
working class taetlos. Price: Single
copies. He; orders of ten or mon
copies, Mc each, postage paid.
Wstir for aulomoblla --'Win, kenee-
said aad personal aaa. A para copter
-lallllinf -mat reaa> te, aaa, I abas,
•ill distill 2, 3 aad 4 plot, par Boar.
Witk pack order wa (Ira free aar lipase booklet il.iuu dlr.ltl._i. ata.
Taa, it la lecal for anyone la Canada
to owa s atlll for dial!lllaf wator,
provided each atlll waa made aad aold
by a licenced manufachirer. otherwise
il li Illegal. It le alio Illegal to aaa
oar itlili for making alcoholic llquora.
Stilla ara ahlpped tke samo day wa
receive yonr order. No. 1 Btlll la
125; No. 2, 130; No. 8, 136, reipec-
tlraiy. We pay shipping charge,. No
0. O, D. order, accepted.
thomas idrii. CO.,
Sept. K..70I Hotra Dame Ava,
Winnipeg. I
rntjiE THREE
Dusseldorf.—The supreme com.
mander of tho allied army of occupation. General Degoutte, haa
Issued a command decreeing a state
of alege in thi occcupled cltlea.
All strikes are forbidden.
The Socialist Press ln Norway
has grown from a total circulation
of 8,000 in 1000 to one of 170,000
in 1M1. In 1000 there were two
Socialist daltf papers; now there
are 14 daily and 24 other Journals.
Cloak it Suit Oo.
Near OranviUe
Cigar Store
Vancouver Unions
COUNCIL—Prealdeat, B. W. Hatley;
eecretary, J. G. Smith. Meeta 3rd Wodnesday sack montk la tke Pender Hall,
corner of Peader aai Howa streets.
Phono Bay. Ml.
ell—Meeta aeooad Honday la llu
aionlk. Prealdeat, J. P. McConnell: see-
rettry, IL H. Neelanda, P. O. Bas ii.
need bricklayer* or masons lor boiler
worka, ate., or marble cotters, pkoao
Bricklayers' Union, Labor Temple.
O. B. U.—Prealdeat, E. Andre: secretary, W. Service. MaaU 2nd and .IB
Wedneaday in aaek montk in Pender Hall,
eor. of Pender and Howe etreeta. Pkone
Boy.  2»1,
ployees, Loeal SB—MeeU overy aaoaad
Wedneeday la tke montk at 1:10 p-m.
sad every Iearth Wednesday la tks montk
at 3:80 p.m. Preeldent, Joka Camming*.
secrol. ry eai -Balnea, agent, A. Oraaam.
Offlee and meeting kail, 141 Seymoar 81.
If.    Pkoae Sey.   "—     	
ajn, te i fje.
Ull.    Offlee koara. •
Aaaaelatiaa. Loeal BSS1—Offlco eai
kail ISS Cordova St. W. Meets int
and tklrd Fridays. I p.m. Secretary-
treasurer, T. Nixon: buiineu agent, P.
. era' Ualon—Meeta 2nd aad 4tk Mondaya. Prosldent, J. t. Dswaaa, 1MB Taw
St, Kllallaae: secretary, E. T. Kelly.
1B60 Haatings St. E.: recording eecretary,
L: Holdewortk, 63t— 14tk St. W., Nortk
WORKERS Industrial Uaien-Aa Industrial union ol all workera la logging Hi aanatruclloa campa. Cout Dlatrlct aad.Oeneral Hoadauarters, tl Oar-
iota St. W, VaneoBTer, 1. O. Pkone Soy.
78SB. J. U. Clarke, geaeral locretarr-
troaaerer; legal edrlasrs, Messrs. Bird,
Weeiould A Oa., Vaaeonrer. B. 0_ sail-
tore. Meson. Battar * Okleaa, Vl
ver, B. O.
—AffllUted witk Trades aad Labor Council and Theatrical Federation, Vancouver.
Preeldent, J. R. roster; seeretary and
treasurer, T. W. Bap. ted. Offlco and meeting room, 810 London Building. Pender
St. W. Regular meeting night, irat
Sunday in each month at 7:30 p.ra. Buelness Agent, W. Woolridge. Pkone Fraaer
Nortk America (Vancouver and vicinity)— Branch meete second and fonrth
Mondaya, 812 Pender St. W. President,
Wm. Hunter, Sll Tenth Avo, Nortk Vancouver; Inanelal eeeretery, E. Ooddard,
850 Richards Streot; recording seeretary,
J. D. Russell. Booth Bd.. McKay P. O.,
Burnaby. B. 0.
.rators and Paperhangers of America.
Local 183, Vanconver—Meets 2nd and
4th Thursdays at 148 Cordora St. W.
Phono Sey. 8411. Business agent, B. A.
en Bridgemen, Derrlckmoa and Riggers
al Vaneoaver and rldnlty. Meeta every
Monday, S p,m„ ia O. B. U. Hall. BOB
Pendor St. W. President, A. Brooks;
inanelal eeerelary and business agent, W.
Tucker.   Phene, Seymoar 221.
Employee-, Pioneer Di.bloo, Ns. 101
—Meets A. O. P. HaU, Mount Pleaaaar
1st sad Bri Mondaya at 10.13 s.m. aai .
p.m. Preeldent. F. A. Hooeer, 2409 Clsrks
Drive; roeordlnff-eecretary, F. E. Orlffln.
447—itk Avanaa East: treason., E. 8.
Cleveland; Aaanelal-seeretary and bael-
asss agent, W. H. Cottrell, 4103 Dum-
frlss Street: offlce corner Prior and Maia
Bis,   Phons Pair 8B04R.	
Moots last Sunday ol each month al
I p.m. Prealdeat, A. E. Robb"; viae-
preeldest, 0. H. Collier; aocretary-lroaj.
nrsr, B. H. Neelende, Bos M.
of the O. B. U. meets oa tko Irst ani
tklrd Wednesday of overy montk. AB
membera la tbls district are inrltei le
Provincial Unions
aai   Laker   Coaaall—MaoU   irat  sal
Iklrl Wedneadaya, Xnlgbta ol Prtklaa
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Council, O. B. U. Branches: Prince
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Metalliferous Miners' District hoard,
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Sugar Industry Tied Vp and Em*
ployers Staggered by
(By the Federated  Press)
Sydney, N. 8. W.—Indian work-
Jere on the sugarcane fields in the
FIJI Islands are on strike. Large
meetings have been held, and the
following demands made on the
employers: 18 per day ol six
hours' work, Ave days per week,
with Saturday and Sunday aB holidays; hall-pay in case ot sicknees
With free - medical attention; a
two-roomed cottage and furniture;, and nveacres of land with a
horse, one bull and four cows to
be provided free.
The employers are staggered at
the demands, and claim they are
the result of outside Influence.
Sydney.—After being allowed to
remain In possession all winter,
the striking railroaders of the Dominion Steel Company have been
ordered to vacate the company's
houses within a few days.
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German Communists Resent Criticism of Third
(By the Federated Press)
Berlin.—The central committee
ot the German Communist party
has expelled Paul Levi, who recently resigned the chairmanship
of the party. The resignation followed the' publication of a brochure protesting against the tactics
of the Third International. Former members of the central committee, Zetkln, Daumlg, Huffman,
BrasB and Geyer, have Issued a
statement approving uf Lcvl'B criticism.
The difference of opinion is the
resulfof the red rebellion ln
March. Levi accuses the new party leaders of attempting to spread
revolt outside Saxony without regard to the true situation in the
rest of Germany.
The little town of Lobejun, near
Halle, ls the flrst town in Germany
that' has gone bankrupt, according
to.The Hague Nieuwe Courant. The
municipality had a deficit of 200,-
000 marks and the communistic
majority of aldermen refused to
cover lt by now taxes. No salary
was paid to anybody in the employ
of the town.
Where Is your Union button?   \
Sooth Vancouver Workers
WiU Make a
Strong resentment against the
Instructions to the school children
of Vancouver district to write essays on the "Flag" was In evidence
at the meeting of unemployed, held
In the Municipal Hall, South Vancouver, on Monday night. After
considerable discussion about the
ultra Imperialist and anti-working
class teaching now being given thc
children, It was resolved that a
cumlmuntcatlon be sent to Secretary Blair, of the South Vancouver School Board, protesting
against the writing ot the proposed
It was also resolved that all the
methers and men whe are unemployed assemble outside the
sehools In their respective dfs-
trlcts on Friday morning in order
to protest in person against this
latest move of the forces of reaction.
It was pointed out that the Empire and the flag must be particularly shaky lf school ohlldren's essays are necessary to bolster
them up.
During the discussion on the
flag, Harry Neelands, M.L.A., who
was present, was asked by one
member of the audience, "What
flag do you stand for?" He replied the workers' flag. This reply did not, however, satlBfy the
audience/ and another questioner
asked, "what is the color scheme
of the flag you stand by?" As
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Neelands replied the Red Flag,
thus definitely lining himself up
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Australians Follow Lead
of the British
(Federated Freis Staff Correspondent,)
Sydney, N. S. W.—Australian
unionists are answering the plot, of
big business to smash their unions
by forming a Council of Action on
the snme lines as that organized in
Great Britain In 1920 to fight the
Kiiitalan blockade. Thin Council of
Action will h.*ive power to order.a
cessation of work whenever neccp--
nary, and take any action deemed
advisable to combat any scheme to
wreck the unions. The council will
also prepare for any revolutionary
eventualities, and forces are being
organized to take charge of and
regulate the food necessary for the
working-class to live should it be
decided to make the fight against
capitalism an out-and-out battle
for supremacy.
The grouping of the unions, under 12 heads, as decided by the
council, will be as follows: (1)
Bul)ding tradea group; (2) Iron
trades; (3) public utilities; (4)
rural workers; (C) mining; (6)
transport workers; (7) railwuy
and tramway workers; (8) food
group; (9) printing industry; (10)
clothing, textile, leather and boot
trades; (11) manufacturing wood
trados; (12) factory workers.
Meetings of unions have been
held throughout Australia to consider the scheme and the general
feeling seems to be that the unions
will accept the scheme.       ,
It has been decided to form economic councils throughout Australia to organize the worltlng-cIasB
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administration and control of industry. The economic councils will
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Debate: Craft Organization
vs. One Big Union
(By G. P. Stirling)
AVERY interesting debate tbotf
place at Saskatoon on Thursday night, May 5, in the
Labor Temple, before a- larfee
crowd of wage earners, A. M.
Eddy, president of the Saskatoon
Trades and Labor Council, arid R.
B. Russell of the One Big Union,
were the two men who started the
troublo, but the debate very sooa
became one between R, B. Rusiell
and Professor Swanson, teacher of
economics at the Saskatoon University, who happened to be on the
front row, right in the firing line,
where he received \he full force of
Bob Russell's scathing denunciation
of the processors and teachers In
our schools and universities,' "Although A. M. Eddy had a bad cold
which prevented him from reaching the high and furious delivery
which he Is generally guilty of, btill
he made a furious effort to keop
up with the furious onslaught of
R. B. Russell, and also the high-
pitched and vigorous defense of the
university professors delivered by
Dr.  Swanson,
'. From the viewpoint of one who
Ui outside the labor movement, it
seemed that the first speaker, A. M,
Eddy, gave his case away at Lhe
outset by saying, "X have no'quar-
rel with .the manner in which lt
functioAs." Also, "It would have
been more successful had it adopted different tactics." Mr. Kddy's
position and his sole argument
seemed to bs, that the radical
latfor men should have adopted thc
policy of "boring from Within.*' In
taking this view of the question Mr.
Eddy was most certainly acknowledging the need of the One Big
Union, but merely took exception to
the manner In which it was
brought into existence, '■'■.'■'
Mr. Eddy referred to a radical
discussion which took place a few
days ago at a meeting of the
Trades and Labor Council which he
claimed would not have been possible had he not remained within the
organization and been in control of
the chair. This work from within
was very Important; and it would
be impossible to carry it on lf all
the radicals were to leave the In-
tematloanl. Mr. Eddy did not think
the work had progressed far
enough within the, organisation to
justify the secessionist movement,
and had the matter been deferred,
and a vote taken say last July, he
had little doubt but that it would
have been overwhelming in favor
of the One Big Union idea. As it
ls the labor movement la split, land
has become much weakened thereby.
R. B. Russell in reply found hia
task rather easy owing to- Mr.
Eddy's admission. "He admits,"
Bays Russell, "that the idea Is correct, but the tactics incorrect. Mr.
Eddy's theory, however, falls idown
from the very fact that the speaker
himself (R. B. Russell) wasI fired
from his organization without a
trial for pursuing the very policy
which Mr. Eddy recommended. He
also reminded his audience that the
slogan of the International • today
was "death to those who are boring
from within."
Mr. Russell pointed out that the
vote which was iakencwest of Port
Arthur showed 90 per pent. In
favor of secession and he did not
think that It would have been any
greater had the matter been deferred another year or so. "There
comeB a time," said the speaker,
when the new Idea has so far developed within the shell of the old,
that it must either break the shell
or die." The speaker then went
on to show the hazy Idea of. the
economic conditions which was
held by many craft unions, ' Instancing the Painters objecting to
the squirt cans for squirting paint
on to ships for the reaeon that a
man operating a squirt can was
liable to lead poisoning from the
spray, whereas the real reasoa of
this objection was that lt displaced
labor. It was surely better for only
one man with a squirt can to be in
danger of poisoning than five or six
men with brushes. These men ln
making such an objection to the
squirt can were little better than
the Luddites who smashed the machines in England in the early days
of the Industrial revolution. The
trouble Ib not with the machines,
but with the ownership, and could
only be remedied by the coming of
the 6o-operative Commonwealth.
In the course of his remarks R.
B. Russell made a scathing attack
upon our teachers and professors,
blaming them for th£ ignorance of
these economic changes, aiid asserting that the trouble was largely
due to the false teaching which
was given In our institutions of
At this point Dr. Swanson took
his left leg off his right leg, and
placed his right leg over his left
leg, and lt waB quite evident that
something wos about to happen.
At the close of Russell's remarks the meeting was thrown
open and various questions were
asked thc speaker which hej replied
to satisfactorily although : his replies wduld have been moj*e Appreciated had ho not been so discursive. Then Dr. Swanson took
the floor, and began to steam tup.
He soon had a full head, and
opened up on Russell Without
mercy. Bob smiled, The crowd
crossed its left legs from its right
legs, and began to prepare, for an
all-night session.
Dr. Swanson Spoke of the*, good
work in the cause of labor''-'Which
had been carried on by maftyi professors in our universities, instancing the work of Thorstein Veblen
In particular, who happened to be
the tehcher under whom he received Instruction. Much work had
beeu done, is being done lh medicine, in economics, and in various
ways which was of tremendous
value to the labor movement, and
he much regretted to find a man
so ignorant, and who took such a
narrow view of education, as Russell had done. Dr, Swanson then
objected to the term "wagarsloves."
"You are not wage-slaves," he
shouted, and from many points ln
the audience came the reply "Yes
we are." "You're not," said Swanson, "We are," replied the audience. "1 say you are not," and I
have a right to my opinion," replied the professor.
The professor ended by stating
that in his opinion, and not a very
humble onc at that," he went on,
Mr. Eddy's argument bad not bcen
answered by the second speaker.
"You cannot scrap all the Institutions over night; we   must   work
'with what we have, and gradually
relieve the burdens of labor by
getting together in a co-operatiye
and sympathetic manner;"
Bob Russell got up to reply. To
say that he was interested ln the
professors remarks, does not nearly give the right Impression. He
hammered Dr. Swanson with as
little regard for his feelings as
though he was using a tool in the
shop. "The professor has mentioned ihe good work of Veblen,"
said Russell, "but he did not tell
you that Veblen was dismissed
from the University on account of
his radical teachings, and if the
learned professor dared to teach
radical economics ln the University
of Saskatchewan he too would very
soon be humping for another Job."
"The professor says, you are not
wage slaves," he went on, "and he
will continue to quibble with his
students on that point, but whilst
he ls quibbling In Saskatoon, I
shall be in the next town preaching to the workers that they are
wage slaves."
The discussion was continued between Russell and Swanson till
five minutes past twelve of the
clock, precisely, when it occurred
to several of the audience that
they had promised their wives not
to be late,, so the meeting broke
up, thuB ending one of the most
interesting, orderly and instructive
meetings we have had in Saskatoon for a long time. -   '
.Communist  Majority  in
Moscow Is
Entente Aggression Helps
Drive Right and Left
(By Louis P. Lochner, Federated
Press Staff Correspondent)   "
Thcador Lelpart, successor to
Carl Leglen as president of tho
German Federation of Trade
Unions, with a membership of 8,-
000,000, has just been interviewed
by a correspondent of the Federated Press in connection with economic conditions in Germany:
"Do you expect a new attempt at
revolution within the not too distant future?" I asked Lei part.
"And if such a revolution were to
be attempted," I continued, "would
H be initiated by the Right—the
conservatives and monarchists—or
the Left?"
"The danger of a new revolution
has-become rather immediate as a
result of. recent aggression by the
Entente," Leipart replied. "The
parties both of the Right and of
the Left are trying to exhort the
people to revolt against the pre-
esnt government. The Communists
■want to erect a Soviet republic.
By joining Russia they hope to free
Germany from the dictatorship of
the peace of Versailles as well as
from' the nationalist movement,
which was engendered by the Paris
demands and the London terms,
and which was fostered by the conservatives and extended to reach
far Into the middle class parties,
has not yet come forward with a
similarly definite ami clear aim, I
should not be surprised, however,
to find the reactionaries quite willing some day to help the Commun-
IbIs to gain power, In the hope that
they themselves might rise to
might on the rulna of Germany,
and once having seized the reins, to
act as did the Hungarian reactionaries, but the Socialistic working
class movement as well." •
Jobless Army Increases'
. "Just how, concretely, do the
Paris-London terms affect the German-working class movement adversely?" I queried further.
"The hope which the organized
workers cherished, that now at last
the terrlblg pressure upon their
economic position might be somewhat relieved, has been completely shattered by the latest action of
the enemy powers," Lelpart retorted. "Already we notice the results
of the Allied advance in a great Increase In the number of unemployed, The situation was bafl enough
even before then, for in many of
the industrial districts many tens
of thousands of workers had been
without Jobs continuously for more
than six months—In- many cases
for more than a' year. The problem of the unemployed Is now one
of the gravest confronting us."
Lenin Welcomes Support
H^ Gets from Nonpartisans   • -
(By The Federated Press)
New York (N ¥. Bur.)^-A distinct triumph for the .Cqfljinjunlst
party Is shown In' the. returns'from
the elections to the Mosobw iovlet,
which hav6 Jtjat been rcfiifelvifa here
by Soviet Russia. The dispatch describing the election follows:
'The elections to "-the Moscow
soviet have been'a veritable ConV
munlat triumph and a vindication
of Soviet-policy. The returns received up to April, 24 show the
election of 16,68 deputies, of whom
1320 are Communists,' 321 Nonpartisans supporting 'the Communist program, and. only 35 of all
other parties.     .   ;  " -,
"The Moscow women workers
played an important part, in "lhe
elections to the Soviet,, returning
Communists almost everywhere.
About 200 women have,been elected, including Ma'iu.i-e Kollomal
and Krupskaya, Lenin's wife.";-v
The Soviet election's . at Kiev
seated 122. deputies, including 911
Communists, 301 . Non-partisans
and 13 representatives of ..other
parties, the dispatch states, *
Another Communist victory was
described in the dispatch which
recounted the action ta Wen', by. the
conference of Non-partisan workers, just concluded at Petrograd.
The conference resolved to. support "the Soviet government and to
co-operate with the Communist
party in the economic regeneration
of the country. The following
message was read from Lentn:
'Comrades, I regret being unable to accent your invitation to
come to Petrograd to address the
conference of Non-partisan war Iters. I greet your conference with
all my soul. Just now, when the
entire bourgeois world Is conducting a campaign of calumny against
Soviet Russia In an attempt to upset our foreign trade agreements,
co-oporation with the non-partlsort
masses and their help are of particular Importance. The workers
and peasants began to understand
after the Kronstadt events that
every shifting of power ln Soviet
Russia could only benefit the White
Guards. Not without reason did
the shrewd leaders of the bourgeois applaud the catchword of the
Kronstadt uprising, 'Soviets without Bolsheviki.1
"In greeting your conference I
beg to draw your attention to the
necessity of attracting ever increasing' numbers of workers and
peasants to the work of economic
regeneration. A regional economic center has been established at
Petrograd. Its Work must be
started with the' utmost vigor.
Through It the worker will obtain greater Initiative. The nonpartisans must get busy furnishing the necessary man power."
The reading of this message was
vociferously applauded by the delegates, says the dispatch.
The establishment of a faculty
of social science ln all Russian
universities Is announced in the
message. The faculty has a department of economics embracing
labor problems, industry, finance
and administration, and a socio-
pedagogical department for the
study of evory aspect of the problems of education.
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On Sunday laBt Tom Richardson
spoke to nn appreciative audience
on the world situation at the present, time, urging upon his hearers
the need of organization and solidarity among workers everywhere.
Next Sunday, May 15, the speaker
will be Dr. W.J. Curry. The general meeting will be held Tuesday,
17th inst., in the hall. A large attendance is urged as matters of Importance will be discussed.
Tlie Federated Labor Party at Coquitlam
On Thursday, 5th Inst., a well
attended meeting was held in* the
Agricultural Building, Coquitlam,
to consider the advisability of
'forming a branch of the F. L, P.
In that district. Comrade Tom
Richardson gave a splendid talk on
the need of organization, predicting that tho next winter will bc
even worse than last, and advising
both employed and unemployed to
gef together for the purpose of
getting a better understanding of
the problems facing them at the.
pro-iont time,
Mrs. Corse spoke especially to
thc women present, showing the
impossibility of separating the
homo from the grave conditions by
which the home is surrounded at
the present time. Women, with
Imperialistic Ideas are organized,
and are endeavoring lo force their
ideas upon the "unthinking
masses." Being in the majority,
properly organized, the women of
the working class have the greatest opportunity for changing conditions. It was unanimously decided to hold another meeting on
May 19, when it is hoped the hall
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speedy return of all prisoners and
their dependents, if any, to their
respective countries. The flrst
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helping to spread the message of
the historic mission of the working class to free Itself from human
slavery. There ls still plenty to be
done and many to be enlightened
before thiB mission can be accomplished, hence the necessity for
further effort on your part. The
following are doing their "bit"; go
you and do likewise:
J. Gllland, of Kirkland Lflke,
Ont., does a little hustling among
the miners and secures twenty-one
The. Finnish paper, "Vapaus," of
Sudbury, is still on the job. It
turns in twelve during the week.
TV. A. Prltchard picks up seven
tn his visit to the Island.
E. Lundeen, of Finland, Ont.,
gets five.
J. McNeill, of Abbotsford, three.
Two from each of the following:
G. M. Barrett, Beaverdell; J, Naylor, Cumberland; Laura Lunde,
Chicago; W. Senrle, Horse Bute,
Sask.; Frank Hoslett, La id law; J.
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One from each of the following:
J.'W. S, Logie, E. Manners, C. F."
Orchard, E. E. Webster and Mrs,
E, Davey.
spread than Is at present apparent.
Opposition to the V)bregon administration has developed In Los.
Angeles, where a Mexican newspaper has opened tire on the new
regime. This may bc part of thc
counter-revolutionary plot.
Mexican Plotters Busy
(By Arthur Thomson)
AGENTS of the Mexican government have discovered a
. counter - revolutionary plot
against the Obregon administration. The headquarters of the plotters ts San Antonio, Texas, which Is
a hotbed of plotters, disgruntled
followers of Diaz and the imperialists, and lying propaganda. Onc of
the ringleaders Is said to be a
former governor of Lower California.
It Is charged that the authorities at Washington have knowledge
of the plot but are doing nothing
to.prevent it being carried out.
Why the "hands off" policy In this
case when during the past the Department of Justice got busy in
such cases?
It ls quite possible that these
plotters will have financial hacking
from those interests anxious for Intervention. If they can get Mexico
in turmoil again intervention may
be possible. For even the old guard
of Diaz's regime would welcome intervention along with the oil and
other Imperialists if it would restore them their freedom to plunder.
The plot, may   be   more   wide-
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