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 THE BRITISH COLUMBIA FEDERATIONIST
INDUSTRIAL UNITY:  STRENGTH.
OFFICIAL PAPER:   VANCOUVER TRADES AND ZIQQR. COUNCIL, AND B. C. FEDERATION OF LABOR
POLITICAL UNITY:  VICTORY
ELEVENTH YEAR.   No. 47
EIGHT PAGES
VANCOUVER, B. C, FRIDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 21,1919.
$2.00 PER YEAR
TO QUO THE
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Counsel for Defense Will
Take First Steps on
Monday
Will   Claim   Indictment
Does Not Connect the
Men Arrested
! The Grand Jury tt the Winnipeg
Annlzes in bringing In a True Bill
against the men arreeted during
the general strike, referred to the
accused as a Public Menace, J. S.
Woodworth, who in speaking at a
public meeting, made some references aa to the outcome of the
trial, has been rebuked by Judge
Metcalfe, and.no doubt the Grand
Jury will receive a like rebuke for
condemning the men before they
are tried.
The opening clash ln the trial
will take place next Monday, when
Mr. Robert CasBidy, K.C, of Vancouver, council for the defense, will
argue his motion ta quash the Indictment. He will take the position that the indictment Ib an historical record ot the strike and ot
the labor movement during last
May and June, and of the disasters
and disorders that took place dur
Ing the strike, and In no way connected the accused except by general statements.
HeWiUDeL 7ith Things
as They 1 %  Not as
WeWivsW
After reading some of "our notable" statesmen's ,, comments on
present-day conditions and problems,
it is quite refreshing to turn to some
Socialist Htornturo or to attend a
Socialist lceture in order to gain
a clear insight into what is going
on all ovor tho world today. Perm-
tor John Oliver, or "Honest John/"
has a very simple solution for most
anything, and advocates taoro pick
and shovel mon. He does not state,
what they are expected to pick nt,
but probably potatoes.
One thing ho Btated, which too
easily be believed, that is, "I am
premier of tho province, yot I am
not a bit botter than when I was
digging ditches in the Delta." Certainly he has not improved mental'
ly, judging by his various public utterances. The trouble with the wo>k-
ing class', is that they do too mueh
work and not enough thinking.
However, thoy might start thinking
and solvo their own problems themselveB. A good way to begin, is to
attond tho Snnday night meetings
-nt the Kmpress Theatre at 8 p.m.
Questions nnd discussion arc invited.
Doors at 7:30,
Soldier Sends His Bit
A roturned soldier in one of the
soldier settlements Bent along Ave
dollars for a Worker's Lilvrty Bond
^ thia week and he says thut ho will
fight to the lest ditch for real truth
ind liberty. Ho also says tbat the
majority of the' returned men in the
' eel tfcmcnt are in sympathy with organized labor. He concludes his letter as follows: "Here's to the
freedom of our champions." Having fought for freedom overseas, he
evidently wishes to see a little of it'
in Canada;
OET BEHIND A BUTTON
Workere' Liberty Bond Buttons
ate Jflsued to every purchaier of a
bond. Have yoa got yours yet .Oet
beh&d a button and show that yon
are willing to help Ml yon can the
defense of the nun agisted In Winnipeg.
ALF. LEAH HAS
Socialist Party of Canada
Conducts Funeral
Service
' Alf l.eitli, member of the International l/ongshoreraon's Union, and
the Socialist Party of Canada, was
laid to rest ln tlio Mountain View
cemetery on Wednesday afternoon.
Alt was taken ill and removed to
tho hospital nn Tuesday the llth,
suffering from pneumonia. He died
on Monday morning. Air, who was
a lamlliar figure in local labor and
eoclallst circles, was only 49 years
, of age, and will be missed by many
of his old friends who knew him
so well and valued his many sterling qualities.
Born In Cheshire, England, and
joining from Aylesbury ln the early nineties, Alf first came to Van*
30UVO,* in 189.1. He wae a member
of Ihe first eiecutive of the Socialist Party of Canada, and has been
Identified with that party since Ita
formation. The funeral was con-
Juried by the Socialist Party and
Charles Lester gave a brief address
it the grave side. Ke referred to
Ihe many qualities of the departed
comrade, and the benefit he had
■onferred on hii fellows, by the
knowledge he had imparted to tht
rounger members of the parly.
The ceremony was ..concluded by
the singing of lha Red Flag, whicli
nri)s in accord with one of the last
requests made by Comrade I«ali
jefore ho died. The funeral expenses were defrayed by the Inter
uitlnnal Longshoremen's Union as
, !» tho custom on the death of a
* nomber. .,.
Ill
10 Wll
Father of Mrs. R. P. Pettipiece Killed; on Great
Northern
News of the death of John Bielby,
track walker on the Great Northern
Bailway, wus received in the city
yesterday. This is the second death
during the week from landslides on
the railroads.
It appears that Bielby, who was
patrolling the Hae, was caught by
tho slide and ono of his legs badly
smashed. Ho was almost buried to
thc head ia thick mud and dobris,
and, nimble to extricate himself,
was forced to take the full forco of
the lieavy ruin nnd wind. Added to
the bodily suffering was thc mental
strain, knowing that he was powerless to warn thc oncoming Owl train
with its human freight.
lie wns tnken to the Beilingham
horpi.nl, where he died.
The dceeused man was the father
of Mrs. It. I>. Pettipiece of this
city. Thc sympathy of all organized
labor will go out to tho bereaved
family, which is so well known in
thc city.
JACKPNG1
AI II El
Central Store to Be Opened Saturday, Nor.
29—Join Now
The last big meeting of the Vancouver Co-operative Society beforc
the opening of thc Central storo will
be held in the Labor Temple on Friday night, Nov, 21, at 8 o'clock, for
tlie purpose of placing the details in
connection with thc opening before
(he members and any others who
rare.to attend.
The board of directors has do-
cided to open the store Saturday,
Nov. 2!>, with a lino of groceries and
as many other commodities as funds
will permit.
Grandview Meeting
A meeting will ho held,for tho
benefit of the residents of Grand-
viow in the hnll at, tho corner- of
Commercial Drive and Parkor,
Monday evening, Nov. 24, at S
o'clock.
Tho central store will be open
overy afternoon until the date of
the opening in order to give Vnn-
couvcrites a chance to subscribe for
shares before the grand opening.
Little Bock, Ark.—Writhing in
flames and surrounded by a yelling
mob, Jordan Jameson ,the negro who
last Friday shot and killed Sheriff
Greer of Columbia county, was.taken
from the jail and burned tb death in
the public square.
Ask your grocer if his clerks are
in the union!
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Attack   Was  Made   on
I. W.W. Before They
Retaliated
[By Associated Press]
Centralis, Wash.—testimony,, tending to show that thp marching ex-
service men' started toward the I.
W, W. beforo shots wcro fired from
tho building or from the opposite
side of tho street, featured the coroner's inquest over the four soldiers
killed hero last Tuosday, aad is Baid
to hove been responsible for tho fail-
rue of tho jury to relurn a verdict to
iix responsibility i'or the shooting.
Dr. Frank Bickford, ono of the
marchers, testified that tho door of
the I. W .W. hall was forced opon
by participants Tn thc parade before
the shooting'began through tho doorway or from the Avalou hotel opposite. Dr. Bickford said he Was immediately in front of tho I. W. W.
ball at the time and that during a
temporary halt soma one suggested
a raid on the hall.
The fact that tho man lynched by
the mob Tuesday night and who was
thought to be Britt Smith, secretary
of the I. W. W. local, was in reality
Wesley Everest, a returned soldier,
has boen established definitely,'
" The I, W. W. in Centralia, Wash.,
who fired upon the men thnt were
attempting to raid'the I. W. W. headquarters wore fully justified in tbeir
net," said Edward Bassott, commander of the Butte post of tho American Legion, when asked his opinion
of the recent Armistice day riots,
which resulted fatally for four of the
attacking party and one of tho defenders, -
MMob rule in this country must bo
stopped,'' continued Mr. Bassett,
"and when mobs attack the home of
a millionaire, of a laborer, or of the
I. W. W., it is not only the right but
tho duty of the occupants to resist
with every means in their power. If
the officers of tho law cannot stop
these raids, perhaps tho resistance
of the raided may havo that effect.
"Whether tho I. W. W. is a meritorious organization or not, whether
it is unpopular or otherwiso, should
have absolutely nothing to do with
thc case. The reports of the evidence at the coroner's inquest show
that thc attack was made before the
firing started, If tbat is true, I eon-
mend tho boys inside for the aetion
that they took.11
Workers' liberty Bond PRINCE RUPERT
ISIfFLl
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Millworkers   and   Steam
Engineers Hold Organization Meeting
The organization meeting of Mill
Workors, hold last Sunday under the
auspices of tho Engineers and Mill
Workers Unit of tho 0. B. U. in thc
Vancouver Labor Temple, was addressed by W. A, Alexander, organizer and business agont of that unit,
also J. C. Wood, business agent of
the Vancouver Trades and Labor
Council.
W. A. Alexander, in the course of
his remarks, touehod upon the development of the organization of
Mill Workers, and pointed out that
as the various branches of this unit
outsido tho city were increasing thcir
membership, tbat it would bc necessary to form a district board in order
that when occasion demanded, tho
various branches could immediately
co-operate, such as for instance in
tho establishing of a uniform workday or the enforcement of a minimum wage.
MemberB of tho unit he represented wero working hard -in their endeavor to organize all the mill workors before next spring, as they hoped
by that time to bc in a position to
force tho lumber interests to give
them a littlo of thc huge profits they
wero apparently making at present,
according to reports appearing in tho
Daily Province newspaper. Ho nlso
pointed out that thc wnges being
paid to mill workers in .Seattle were
mueh higher than in Vancouver, unskilled labor ovor thero' rccciviug
$4.80 for an eight-hour day, and machine men, $6.00. Around Vuneouver, thc wages paid unskilled labor
was $3.60, und machine men $5.4ff
for a nine-hour day, and in a number of mills even less than these
ratos was being paid.
The only, way the* mill workers
around Vancouver could chnngo this
condition of things wus by becoming
organized, and unless they did so, in
the very near future they would be
forced to work under conditions that
w;ould compel them to lower their
standard of living to such a degree
that lifo would not be worth the
living to any person with a semblance of inunhood left.
It only costs"III 1-3 cents per day to
become an active member in thc
One Big Union, and for this outlay
the workers could in a very shorL
time build up an organization by
which its members could be in a
position to d.ictatc to their employers the terms upon which they would
labor .instead of as at present, having to accept whatever conditions
their employers decided to impose
upon them.
Secretary J. C. Wood, of tho, Vancouver Trades and Labor Council, in
addressing thc meeting, touched upon
thc development of the 0. B. U., and
the condition of the workers in the
United States, who were organized
under thc charter of the A. F. of L.,
and who appear to be floundering
about like fish out of water, apparently not having sufficient intelligence t o know how to net now
that thoir supposed ^patriotic employers have decided to take
the pay out of patriotic, and
who have apparently decided
that the time is ripe to show
the workers that they are only mombers of a slave class and therefore
bave no right to demand such a
thing as justico. Tho workers were
fast realizing this fact, which was
being driven home to them by the
use of the policeman's club, the soldiers' bullets and the injunctions of
courts, etc., and they would not bc
long until they organized ou a class
basis, nnd became tho power in the
land. It will only bc when the class
control of industry has beon done
away with, and the names of wealth
production, land, machinery, etc., become the property of lho people as a
whole, that such a thing as justice
will lie possible.
Owing to the inclemency of the
weather,- the meeting wss poorly attended, but those who did attend expressed a willingness to continue tho
campaign of organizing tho Mill
Workers until such timo ns every
worker in the mills of British Columbia became an active member in the
Lnbor movement.
At, the business meeting of this
unit, held on Monday evening, tlie
question ot members subscribing to
thc Liborty Bond Campaign was taken up, and Secretary W. A. Alexander was elected to act on the defenso committee.
Tho objective set by this unit is
♦2000, and the secretary has been instructed to get u hustle on and raiso
Ibis amount of money on behalf of
tbe union.
rord Truck Driver Wanted
Ford truck driver wanted. Ono
used lo handling groceries, etc., and
thoroughly knowledge of city preferred; Apply by letter only to
Vancouver Co-operative Society, 41
Pender Street West.
WILL HOLD A
Transport Workers Unit
of 0. B. U. Making
Progress
The Transport Workers of tbe
0. B. U. is still making steady progress. The teamsters and truck
drivers are gradually beginning to
sec which organization can best
furthor their interests, ahd nine new
applications were recoived at Wednesday night's meeting.
On Friday evening, Nov, 21, this
unit will hold a smoking concert in
the Old Knox Church and a good
time is promised to those who attend.
If yoa have not already got your
ticket don't stay away on that aeeonnt. Come along and give a boost
to tkis unit of the 0, B. V,
Campaign Under Way
$278 Worth Sold at S. P. of C. Meeting: Last Sunday-
Applications Are Coming in from AO Over the
Province—Victoria Leads the Way—Prince Rupert Sends Donation—Committee Meets Friday
Night—Important Business to Be Transacted.
THE WORKERS' Liberty Bond Campaign in British Columbia is now well under .way. The initial gun was fired in
Vancouver on Sunday last at the working class meetings held
iu the city. At the Socialist Party of Canada meeting, $278.00
worth of bonds were sold, and many more would have been disposed of if the $5 bonds had been on hand. The firat application for bonds came from the/Amalgamated Carpenters of Victoria, who 'phoned in last Friday for $500 worth. Since then
there has been calls from all parts of thc Province, and the local
committee has not had sufficient on hand to supply all demands.
In addition to the requests for.bonds, the Prince Rupert Central
Labor Council sent in $100 as1 a contribution. The Street and
Electric Railway Employees of Vancouver have appointed four
members to be in attcndanee*it the barns on pay day, so that
every member of the organization may have a chance to give his
mite to the defence of the men arrested in Winnipeg. The
Federated Labor Party has a: number of members busy selling
bonds, and a good number were sold at last Sunday's meeting.
From the interior many ordejs have been received, and Vancouver Island has not been backward.
AVord was received by the local defence committee on Wednesday that $23,000 worth of bonds would be on hand by Friday.
It is thc intention of the committee to see that not a single one
of these remain unsold'by December 15th. In this effort thc
committee is being assisted by a number of workers from the
different organizations, and 0. B. U. members and International
Union members are working in the common cause. ' No split is
to be found in the efforts being put forth for the defence of Ihe
men arrested, who are not all members of the 0. B. U., but
like* their supporters, belong to the International Unions as well
as the new form of organization, A meeting of the local committee will be held on Friday night lo discuss further details
of the campaign, and to deal jri'th the many questions that ave
arising out_of the.localRussionjCftscs, and thc trials iu Winnipeg.
All members arc urged to be a*i hand to give in their reports as
to sales, and to thc posaibilitie* for pushing the sales iu outlying
districts.
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Pipi
komeo Albo, Ordered Deported, Passes to the
Great Beyond
Romeo Albo, held for deportation
as. a result of1 charges preferred
against htm under tho Immigration
Aet amendments, hns passed from
thc control of the ruling class of
this or-any other country.'' Word
wos received by tho local defence
committee on Tuesdny-that he died
in the Gait Hospital on Monday.
Shortly before ho died, he sent ~^n
appreciation-of the work of the defence committeo on his behalf
through tho medium of a friend to
tho secretary of the committee, hnd
stated that be wos suffering from
rheumatism. Albo was an educated
mun, being able to speak seven languages. He took an active part in
tho metalliferous miners organization, and was a source of strength
Ut that organization. Due to his activities there, be was compelled lo
move ,and went to Lethbridge, where
he Mas arrested on charges preferred
under the amendments to the Immigration Act, ami as stated, was ordered deported. While in jail, however, he contracted rheumatism, and
never left Lethbridge, he being too
sick to bc removed.- His death-will
be regretted by many of bis friend**
in this Provinee. his untimely death
being'the crowning sacril.ee of a
worker on behalf of the class to
wliich he belonged.
Attack
by
Defense Dance
Don't forgot i tho Trades and
Labor Council', whist drive and
dance on Wednesday, Dectaiber 3,
ia thc Dominion Hall,. This dance
is being organized to raise funds for
the defease of the men arrested in
Winnipeg. Admission, gents 50c, ladies 25c. ,  -
Wild-eyed  Mobs
i     Each Other
Mistake
Contralia.—The fact Umt the battle fooght in the Ha una ford River
Valley, supposedly between a posse
and a group of I. W. W. who wero
being sought for the armistico day
killings, was 'in reality fought between two groups of the samo posse
and that John Haney, Tcnino rancher, ahd member of tho group, was
killed byjiucof his comrades, do-
velopcd when Haney's body was
brought in from the woods.
Trades Council Makes a
Donation of $100—Will
Form Auxiliary
At the rogular meeting of thc
Prince Rupert Trades Council, held
November 11, the regular ordor of
business was suspended to allow a
delegate who had another engage*
ment to get a ruling from tbo council. The delegate statod that he
was a member of the local Painters'
Union, an international body, and
ho askod what his position would be
if he accepted an official position on
that body.
A brief discussion followed, the
consensus of opinion being that
while it might be at times necessary
for a man to hold cards iu both the
0. B. U. and an international body
in order to secure a meal ticket, tho
differenco of principle between tho
two bodies, onc being reactionary,
the other progressive, demanded
recognition and emphasis. Tho following motion was put and passed:
"That no one be seated as a delegate on tho Central Labor Council
who holds an official position in on
A. F. of L. organization."
An application for a charter was
received from the Prince Rupert Industrial Union, and referred to thc
executive.
A letter from the B. C. Pcdern-
lion ist was considered. The eiecutive committee reported thc action
that had been taken, and Delegates
P. Shaw and G. Rudderham briefly
explained the issue involved. Tbe
action taken was endorsed unanimously.
On the suggestion of the committee having the matter in chnrge, the
proposition of getting a pool table
for headquarters Mas left in abeyance, owing to the fact thaf in view
of the increasing size of thc meetings it would piobubly soon bc in
the wny. The committee was discharged.
Tho assistant secretary reported
receipt of literature from thc Workmen's Compensation Board, including thc requirements of the act for
safety appliances for saw mills, and
requested assistance in sen) ring
knowledge of the way the act was
being lived up to locnl ly. The report wn» accepted and the assistnnt
secretary empowered to secure assistance, to-be paid for if necessary.
A lively discussion was developed by the reading of a circular letter from the Winnipeg defense fund
committee, appealing for more
funds. ' Del. Field   suggested   that
Annual Election of Junior
League of F. L P. on
Friday, Nov. 28
E. T. Kingsley will bo tho speaker
at tlio National Theatre on Sunday
evening, hold under the auspires of
tho Federated Labor Tarty. It i*
some littlo timo since the "OKI
Mon" spoke, and he is sure fo have
somothing interesting to say.
Tho noxt mooting of thc F. L. ♦.
IDebnting Club will bc held in tho
party rooms, 510 Dominion Building,
tomorrow (Saturday) night. The
sabjcct.for discusfrion is, "Resolved
that Proportional Representation is
in' the beat interests of tho community." A short address on " roles of
order" will be given beforc ttc debate.
The annual elections of the Junion
Labor League will bo hold next Friday, November 28. at 21 13th Avenue Fast. All members of tho leaguo
are requested to keep this date in
mind. - *
A meeting of all members inter*
csted in the organization of a Ward
V. committee will be held noit Wednesday evening at 829 llth Avenue
Fast. Two meetings of this pom-
mittee have already been held, and
it is intended in tho near future, to
launch a 'membership enmpaign in
this district.
B
Union Record Employees
WiU Sue for $25,000
Each
Seattle, Wash.—Siity employees
of thc Beattle Union Record, which
was suppressed by the federal authorities last week, arc contemplating suing tho Seattlo Times Publishing Company for damages in tho
sum of .25,000 each for malicious
slander nnd libel. It is alleged that
in an uttempt to arouse public opinion against the Union Record and
its employees the Times stated the
paper plant was "li nest of I. W. W.
traitors; not an American among
them."
Prominent attorneys havo stated
OMDIM
llfSIIM
IH
Secretary Takes Exception to Statements of
Commissioner
Rev. A. Ea Cooke Gives
Views on the Labor
each delegate bring the matter to | tha Union Record employees have a
thc attention of his unit.   He wouM clear ease against the Times.   Prom-
There was a larger attendance ol
■delegates at last night's meeting of
thc Trades and Labor Council than
usual. Tfiis was no doubt due to
the fact that the Bev. A. E.: Cooke
was to speak. In addition to the
delegates there waa a good number
of visitors. Business Agent Wood
in giving his report stated that contrary to tbe stories that were boing
told about the 0. B. V., every effort
was mado to settlo any trouble by
means of arbitration' before any
drastic step was taken. He gave
as an instance of this attitude, the
trouble in a local laundry, which had
arisen through thc agreement not
being lived up to. He stated that
two members of the Laundry Workers had quit work owing to some
littlo -differenco between the employ-
before the matter had bcen referred to the Tradea ConneU, as
the agreement called for. The matter had been.settled by a committee
of the couneil appointed by the
presidont, and the two men reinstated, but in future the subject
matter of aay disputo must be re*
ferred to the council before any one
ceased work. He urged the suppoft
of the Workers for the Canadian and
Excelsior laundries.
President Midgley, in reporting
•for tho defense committee, stated
tbat the Liberty Bond campaign
wns being well supported by the
workers, and read the following1 financial statement of the local committee:
Statement of Expenditure
Income 18,4*15.77
Legal and other expenses,
Albo and Bussian cases....*:
Winnipeg cases  2,000.00
Postage, wires, printing, advertising, bank commission and stationery      425.18
Speakers and solicitors for
■defense, fund expenses ....    324.85
j (Continued on page 8)
Prohibition Gets Decision
Lively interest was shown in the
debate held iu the Federated Labor
Party rooms last Saturday. The subject, "Resolved That Prohibition Ts
in'the Best Interests of lho Working Class," was chosen by lh* meni;
bers of the..club as one likoly lo
cause coasiderablc dishcussion, nnd
certainly succeeded. In giving his
decision, Ihe judge com pi i men led the
debaters on tho improvement they
had shown over tlieir previous attempts and slated that although both
sides were well represented, he had
to give thc affirmative Ihe decision
on points. One of the members gave
a short talk un rules of order before Ihe •debate und was asked to
continue bis talk at the next meeting. The debute* next Saturday (to-
morrow) will lio held in llic party
rooms, 510 Dominion Building, at 8
p.m. Thc subject of the discussion
is, "Resolved That Proportional
Representation Is in tbe Best Interests of the Community."
Honolulu—Admiral Kolchak has
been forced lo evacuate Omsk, It
was .slated that KokhsU had moved
his headquarters lo Irkutsk.
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A Mass Meeting
O.B.U. Members
Will be held in Room 401
Labor Temple
THURSDAY, NOV. 27, at 8 p.nt
Admission by card or on being vouched for
by a member.
Every member should attend this meeting.
»ll'»t»:M''W'M»t'l ti|n|i>i»»ey | I liM*'*"*'***1* !»■»'« M If4
recommend a monthly contribution,
Del. Rudderhum pointod out that the
trial would start in a fow days, and
the money would probably be need'
ed in two or three weeks. He would
like to sec tho council start the hsll
rolling by giving all tho support
possible, and what tbe council granted should bc supplemented by the
efforts p£ the delegates. A motion
by Rudderham, seconded by Me-
Leman, "that wc forward $100 to
the defense fund immediately," was
carried unanimously.
Del. Prescott considered that the
existence of the organization depended on the outcome of tho trial.
Ho would like lo see delegates take
subscription lists and get all the
money possible tbat week, and take
up collections at all meeting*. The
suggestion Mas embodied in a motion by Prescott and Rtidderhnm, put
to the vote and carried.
Dol. Mcl.eman said he could probably get aid from the Japanese, and
Del. Field suggested printing appeals
in Oriental Inuguugcti, and also that
thc council form a Women's Labor
League to assist. The idea wns immediately adopted, and a committeo
of fivq—Morse, Rud-derham, P. Shaw,
W, Reid and Oveison—elected to organize a Women's Auxiliary, for the
primary purpose'purpose of raising
money for the defense fund, but
with thc ultimate intention to make
it a permanent feature.
Del. Prescott'a motion was then
reconsidered, and the winds referring to take collections at all
meetings eliminated.
The assistant secretnry wns infracted to writo to Ihe City Council re thc dangerous condition of the
plank walk from the rear, of ihe
electric light station to iho G, T. P.
tracks, and request that it be oither
repaired or closed as ton dangerous
for public use.
Adjournment at 10;;i5 p.m.
J. H. BURROUGH,
Assistnnt Secretary.
I. B. E. W. Case
The dispute between tbe international office and Local 213 Electrical
Workers over the revoking of thn
charier in still banging fire. The
representative of the international
oflico askod for adjournment (the
third) on Thursday. This wus granted because it was understood that
un effort is to be made to settle the
case out. of court.
inent labor men also contemplate
court action against the Tiroes aiid
thc .Post-Intelligencer for sums aggregating more thnn #2,000,000.
The Union Record is again publishing in abbreviated form from a
suburban plant. Thc injunction suit
to restore tho property nnd mailing
privileges to the Record has bcen
taken.
SAYS TRIALS ARE
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Loudon — Four entire regiments
and two divisional staff officers were
captured by the Bolsheviki from Admiral Kolchak 'h forces, according to
a Bolsheviki wireless. The report
adds that all the region nta) or staff
officers -who refused to surrender
were shot down bv Iheir own men.
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Mrs. Macaulay Will Move
to Discontinue This
on Tuesday
School Trustee Mrs. Macaulay
will introduce ber motion to have
the High School fees discontinued,
at tho next meoting of the board,
to bc held noxt Tuesday. That Mrs.
Macaulay'a action will be endorsed
by the working people of this eity
goes without saying. The added burden of two dollars per month for
education haa been quito a burden
on many of the pnrents, who, with
none too nnch of this world's
wealth, huve endeavored to give
thcir children the best education
possible. Mrs. Mncaulay may rest
aasurod that her action* will bo endorsed by erganixed labor.
Returned   Men   Seeking
Vocational   Training
Limited to Time
According lo a recent order-in-
council issued from Ottawa, a time
limit has been set for applications
for vocational retraining. The order sliile.s "Limiting time for application for restraining courses three	
months from November 1st, 1910, or | bond? Have you got yours yat Oat
discharge, whichever is later." The behind a button and ihow that yon
officials of the department S. ('. R. an wwing to help all you can ths
wish this fact to become known to   * * ~   " ~       ~
Rev. Dr. Thomas Declares
People of Canada Are
Playing the Fool
The Rev. Dr. Ernest Thomas,
who is well known fn thia city and
who hi now on tbe Social Service
Board of the Methodist Church,
speaking to the students of the
University of Toronto recently, criticised the way the government
handled the Winnipeg strike.
Speaking of the trial of the
strikers in Winnipeg, Dr. Thomas
declared that people were playing
the fool in Cauda and would know
lt before many weeks wero o?i
Every yuan tn Win nip
calling   Tor th*
giontest'd&JSw^lw"^™
He waa also quoted by the press
aa staling that he flavored the 0. B.
V. Later lie denied this and said
the atatement he had made was
"Tbe Idea of the One Big Unton
waa the unity of all workers from
unskilled labor to the intellectual
leaders." *
OET BEHIND A BUTTON*
Workers' Liberty Bond Bottom
are issued to every purchaser of a
nil returned men, who muy be eligible for a course.
Registration forms have been provided und all who suffer from a disability which prevents Iheui following their former occupation should
obtain uud HI) in a form; these may
be obtained ut any S. C. R. representatives ' oflico, either personally
or through the mail. On completion,
the form should be mailed to tbe
department ». C. I(„ Vancouver.
Any ex-member of the forces who
is now at work, but who has n desirability should register nnd thus
proloet his interests. Thc fuel that
a man registers docs nol menu ihut
ho is compelled to take a course ut
once. He may continue at his present position and can at :i Inter date
apply for a course, bill he must be
registered within the time mentioned.
The order-in-council nlso covers
tho case of Ihoso men who enlisted
prior to attaining their IMh birthday, and they also must register
withiu the period beforc stated.
The department wish to emphasize
tbe fact tbat registration docs not
mean lhat a course must he started
immediately; if at a later date nn ex-
member finds lhat his disability prevents him from carrying on and he
is eligible for vocational training,
he inny muke application for the
course, however, ho must have registered with the Vocational Bcuncli,
Dept. 8. C. R., before January 31st,
1920, or three months after discharge.
Those who enlisted under eighteen
nro also governed by tbis ruling.
Toronto.—Incrense in salaries
amounting to 45*10 a year ench were
nuked of thc polio* commissioners
here by a deputation of police inspector, detectives and constables,
who called the commissioners' attention to the high price of things.
defense of the men arrested in Wia
nipeg.
Grocery Cashier Wanted
Lady cashier wanted. One used te
taking grocery orders ovor the pbon*
preferred. Apply by letter only to
Vancouver Cooperative Society, 41
Pender Street West,
U. S. MACHINISTS
MAY STRIKE
400,000 Are Taking Strike
Vote—Trainmen May
Strike Also
Washington—Three hundred and
seventy-livo thousand union machinists throughout the United States are
voting on thc proposal for a general
striko in connection with tho railroad labor situation .
The vote is returnublo late tint
mouth.
The question directly before tho
men is whether they will striko it
Congress pusses anti-strike arid'coia-
pulsory arbitration regulations before it in connection with settling
the railroad problem.
One hundred and twenty thousand
machinists nro employed in the rail-
road shops. As provided in the strike
ballots ,theso will walk out first ami
later the union machinists in nil .industries will bo railed out lo support
thom in a sympathetic strike if necessary.
Trainmen nndu»nductors throughout Iho country ure nlso threatening
to strike unless thcir demands Ato
met. PAGE TWO
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Pre-War Literature Under the Ban of the
Censor
Second Edition of Myers'
History of Canadian
Wealth the Cause
[By  George  Broadley,   Rogina,
Sask.]
Recently ex-President Taft made
tho following observation: "Any
govornment tlmt depends on force,
und is a doBimtintn, the first thing
those who would control tho government do, is to suppross- publicity,
suppress froo speech ..suppress the
froo press and you can guage what
u government is by iho question
whether jt does that or not."
The Enemy of Freedom
Judged by this find all recognized
standards of democracy, thc influences "which would (and do) control the government" at Ottawa,
havo mado it despotism. Proof of
this is to bo found in thc faet that,
recently, representatives of lho
Royal North West Mounted Police,
mude a raid upon the Carnegie Library, in tho city of Regina, for the
alleged purposo of censoring books
published by tho C. II, Kerr Publishing Co., Chicago. Littlo or no
notice of the raid wus made in
the Regina press, which disposed of
it in n few lines in an obscure portion of their columns and without
any display headlines.
In March of-the present year, the
announcement was made by the
Grain Growers' Gnido that these
books were under the ban, including
UiiHtaviiB Myers' "History of Canadian Wealth.'' Subsequently tho
announcement was made from thc
same sourco that by the obliteration
of tho publisher's namo they were
not subject to censorship. Apparently, however, this was not tho caso
because as rocently as September of
tho present year, the following books
were removed from tho Regina Library: "History of Canadian
Wealth," by Gnstarus Myers, published in 1914; "Ancient Lowly,"
by Ward, published in 1888j "God
and My Noighbor,»' by Robert
Blatchford, published in 1906;
Merrio England," by Blatchford,
published about 1900; "Socialism,"
by Engels, about 1900; "Essays on
the Materialistic Conception of History," and ''Socialism and Philoso
phy," by Labriola.
' Pre-War Literature
The whole of these eight volumes
were, therefore, pre-war literature,
and could not therefore be banned
on account of any pro-German tendencies. And by the same token,
thoy havo no relation to tho war, as
the wholo of thc works are devoted
to studies of economic problems,
such as ore boing discussed every
day by the daily and. weekly press.
In passing, it is interesting to observe that other works by Engels,
which wero published in "England,
have bcen left on tho shelves. This
nnd other things creates tho impression, or suspicion, thnt there is some
underground reason for this sweeping censorship, which is not at first
glanco quito apparent.
It may be that tho news has not
reuchod tho Ottnwa censor that tho
war is ovor. But oven so, it is no
explanation of the fact that the
works of Blatchford—of all men;
who has been a Jingo of thc Jingoes,
both before and during the war-
should havo been censored and compels us to seek another reuson for
this outrage upon tho liberty of the
press ,and the reading public.
Aimed at Meyers' Book
Correspondence with ' the C. H.
Kerr Publishing Company reveals
tha fact that this whole campaign
is engineered by "those who would
control thc government," as Taft
naively suggests, who nro using this
underhand mel hod to suppress "Tho
History of Canadian Wealth,"
which is u plain statement of the
methods which havo been adopted
by tho "Big Interests" and "Profiteers" of Canada in their exploitation of Canadian resources, during tho period of Cnnndn's existence. Myers' statement is ably
authenticated by stato und other
documents, affording damning ovidenco of the shameful robbery nnd
corruption which hns characterized
the ruling el&ssos of Canada, over
sinco this Dominion had anything
to oxploit.
A Cunning Device
To cover up tlio real purpose of
this press censorship, however, Ihis
wholesale condemnation of the Korr
publications wns obviously adopted
SO as to avoid (ho necessity of giv-
ing that publicity lo livers' History
uf Cnntwlmn Wealth, which sjujeial
mention of the namo would inevitably provide.
j Tho sublloty of this cowardly
method of suppressing tho truth, it
obvious.. But freedom-loving Brit
i.-hcrs, whoso liberties have bcen
built up through tho instrumentality
of a free press, and thoso whos*
education in the science of govern
ment has been secured through the
instrumentality of tht) public libraries, will not readily consent to
this denial of thcir right to a free
press and a free forum, and thero is
suroly a day of reckoning in store
for apy government abusing its
trust and substituting the iron hand
of suppression, by oi'der-in-council
legislation/ which has been ono of
Iho many evils arising from the
military tendency of tho last four
years.
Arrogant Despotism
"Tho mills of the gods work uncommonly slow; but thoy grind uncommonly fino; "and this attempt to
dictate to tho people of Canada tfftffl
they shall, or shall not rend is the
esfcenco of ■ arrogant despotism.
0rdor-lii•oounoil legislation, such as
Canada has bflort subject to during
Ihe In,.!, few years, is merely setting
up in freo Canada, the typo of tyranny whieh it has tnken many con-
tunes to destroy in Russia and- is
mainly responsible for thc unhappy
Fifty years ago Abraham. Lincoln issued the following warning to the people of the United States. His statements then are
as timely today as when thay were made.   They follow:
I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves
me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my oountry.
As a result of war, corporations have been enthroned, and an
era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money
power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by
working upon the prejudices of the people until all Uie
wealth is aggregated in a few hands, and the republic destroyed. I feel at this momeht more anxiety for the safety
of our country than ever before, even in the midst of war.
God grant that my forebodings may be groundless.
Monarchy itself is sometimes hinted at as a refuge from
the power of the people. In my present position, I could
scarcely be justified were I to omit to raise a warning voice
against the approach of the returning despotism. It is not
needed nor fitting here that a general argument should be
made in favor of popular institutions, but there is one point
with its connections not so hackneyed as most others to
which I ask brief attention. It is assumed that labor is
available only in connection with capital, that nobody labors
unless somebody else owning capital, somehow by the use of
it, induces him to labor. Labor is prior to and independent
of capital. Oapital is only the fruit of labor, and could not
have existed if labor had not first existed, labor is the
superior of capital and deserves higher consideration. I bid
the laboring people beware of surrendering the power which
they possess, and which, if surrendered, will surely be pushed
to shut the door of advancement for such as they, and fix
new disabilities and burdens upon them until all of liberty
shall be lost.
In the early days of our race, the Almighty said to the first
of mankind: "In the sweat of thy brow shalt thou eat
bread." And since then, if we except the light and air of
heaven, no good thing has been or can be enjoyed without
first having cost labor. And inasmuch as most good tilings
have been produced by labor, it follows-that all such things
by right belong to those whose labor has produced them.
But it has so happened in all ages of the world that some
have labored and others have, without labor, enjoyed a
large portion of the fruits. This is wrong and should not
continue. To secure to each laborer the whole product of
his labor, or nearly as much, is a worthy object of any government,
It seems strange that any man should dare to ask a just
God's assistance in wringing bread from the sweat of other
men's faces.
This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people
who inhabit it.
Farmers' Administration
Invites Formation oi
Labor Unions
Bismarck, N. D.—The North Dakota farmers' state administration
seems to be tho only example of Officialdom that has not lost its hi
in the hystoria sweeping tho coinr.
try over tho relations of capital and-
labor.
While the industrial conference
Washington was going on the rocjkp,
of discord because pf capital's refusal to recognize oven tho fundamental principle of collective, bar:
gnining, and at the time Prosidont
Wilson was defying tho conl miners
with the threat of bayonets, tho
state administration headed by Governor Lynn J.t Fruzicr, through the
industrinl commission, was inviting
the American Federation of Labor to
organize the men in tho stato's flour
mill at Drake, and establishing the
policy thnt nil workers in state own-
od industries should bo unionized if
they so desired.'
Defense Dance
Don't forget tho Trades and
Labor Council whist drive and
dauce on Wednesday, Docombor 3,
in the Dominion Hall. This danco
is being organized to raise funds for
the defense of the mon arrested in
Winnipeg. Admission, gents 50c, ladies 25c.
Thc United States conl barons, arc
to have the protection of bayonets,
the mines nre to have thc protection
of the militia. The minors cnn huvo
tho protection of both, if they will
only scab.
conditions prevailing'there   nt   tho
present moment.
Those who seek control of these
wells of information and free discussion, which are tho proud heritage of the Anglo-Saxon race, aro
the real causes of tho present nntional unrest and tho progenitors of
disorder and revolution.
Demand for the Truth
Wc havo a right to demand a
reason for this vilo interference
with British institutions. Who are
the secret agents who havo forced
the Canadian Oovernment to suppress, wholesale, literature which is
a brave and honest attompt to expose Iho ago-long methods of exploitation whereby our natural resources havo been stolen from tho
common people and whieh hns butyi
so ably and painstakingly exposed
in Mv'ers "History of Canadinjn
Wealth." . .|
In this connection it is interesting
to add, as a possibly furthor'light
upon these tyrannical methods, tlitlt
tho flrst -volume of this history onljy
deals with Canadian exploitation in.
thc past nnd the knowledgo that the
second volumo, which is rendy (or
publication, is nbout to appear, ap,il
deals with tho men of today, is
doubtleBB another important factor
in the desiro of those whom tho author has exposed, to havo its publication prevented, at all hazards. !
Does Not Intend We Shall Know
Ab tho Bnskatoon Phoenix sai
recently, In denunciation of the fi:
ing of a Calgary bookseller for having in his possession a book entitled "Soviet Russia," this "is a
gentle reminder lhat thc Union Gov
ernment docs not intend that we
shall know thc truth . , , but
shall think and read as Messrs.
Borden, Doherty, Meighen, Calder,
et hoc ganus oninc, decide for us."
Turner's Weekly, commenting on
tho sumo cnso, says, ironically: "If
tho government decides to continue
to determine what books shall bo
read nnd what shnll not, the simplest way out of tho difficulty would
be lo suppress the teaching ol! rend
ing, and let the chief of police tell
tho people, onco a week, a few
tilings which ho thinks is well for
thom to know.'-'
IN WE MADE
Part of a Scheme to Pro-
;  ride British Empire
Conscript Army
i    ■
[By W. Francis Ahern]^
At the prosent timo, under what
is known as the citizen army scheme
in Australia—better known as the
iboy conscription scheme, nil trainees
are compelled by law to spend eight
Whole days in camp overy year with
'another oight dnys made up by
whole or half-day parades. In tho
caso of artillery or engineer.units,
tho period in camp is seventeen
days.
An attompt is now being made to
alter this schemo and give to Australia somothing which is an advance
towards tho German military
scheme of intensive conscription
which tho Allies have lost so many
precious lives in obliteration from
thnt country. Quite naively wo are
now told by a defonsc committee,
which has recently sent its report
in to the Australian government,
that Australia should follow tho example of other countries nnc^ provido three months' intensive training in camps overy-year instead of
.the present eight-day system as in
operation today. Tho committee
points out that with the world in
presont state of unrest—it does
not say whether military or industrial unrest—somo provision should
he' made to guarantee against war
and" disorder.
They also strcBB tho fact that
much valuable timo would bo saved
if tho country had an army ready
to take the field at a moment's notice, Tho reason for this must bc
obvious when we tako into consideration tho fnct that governments all
tho world over aro in hourly dread
of the workers, who may be prompt-'
ed nt nny time to tako control of
affairs themselves.
This ndvisory defense committeo
in Australia has thereforo recommended the organization of tho military forces of that country on divisional lines with muchinc-gun and
other new units along with a large
forco of mounted light horso; the
establishment of divisional headquarters and stuffs of highly-skilled
permanent officers; tho immediate
establishment of an air force; and
tho erection of suitablo ordnance
stores and othor buildings necessary
for the storage of military equipment, and tho guarantee that if ne-
iCHHury forces can bo mobilized with
in twenty-four hours.
All this is very sinister. It is well
kftotfn lhat the peoplo of Australia
aro in a position to adequately do-
fond themselves ns thoy are today.
Even the last war hns proven that
'Invading armies lnnding on some
shore stand a very poor chance of
Success—and what success an invading army in Australia, us a sparcoly
'populated Innd, would havo is hnrd
to eeo. Tho fact that the government is very much afraid of the
workers today, and tho added fact
that it wants to havo a trained force
jfendy at any moment, with machine
guns—just tho vory stuff for recalcitrant workers—and aeroplanes—
which are admirably suited for scattering tho proletariat with bombs—
cannot but produco tho feeling thet
ir is tho workers of tho future that
tho government of Australia foars
and not nn invading army. It romains to bo seen whnt the people
of Australia havo to say on thta
matter. An election is duo shortly,
and this new schemo will bo brought
woll into tho light of day bo that
lho peoplo con realize its possibilities, And onco they do that militarism in Australia will again bo
given tho death-knock ns it was dono
during tho recent conscription cum-
paigo,
Tbe itocl strikors have commissary stores in overy district. No
strike benefits aro boing pnid, but
thc strikors are boing fed.
Where is your union button I
LOCAL INTEREST IN
A LABOR
History Must Be a Guide
for Activities in
Future
Workers Can Learn Much
and Save Suffering in
Days to Come
A good deal of local Interest Is
being taken ln tbe matter ol instituting a Labor College in tlie city
of Vancouver. Institutions of this
kind have been started in all parts
of the old laud, and with very beneficial results. It is not those that
do the most talking, and use the
most revolutionary phrases that
have the most knowledge of the
working class movement, and in
many cases men of this type would
be much better members of the
working class If they had a little
more knowledge, and a little less
noise. It must he very evident that
in the years to come, the need for
a real knowledge amongst the
members of the working -class, of
their position in society, and an understanding of the past history of
the working class, which is the
real history of the world, will he
more and more necessary if the
changes that are now advocated
are to be brought about with the
least possible friction, turmoil and
suffering. The following taken from
a pamphlet written by John Maclean, entitled "A Plea for a Labor
College for Scotland," is so aptly
suited to the needs of the times,
that it needs no further comment.
In the sphere of economic^, the
Capitalists make no progress commensurate with that which occurs
in other departments of science. In
physics and chemistry, and in the
application of these to Industry, the
progress made in a century has
beeii little short of the marvellous.
But in the social sciences there is
no such advance to record, because
the progress of these sciences and
their progressive application to society means the destruction of Capitalism, private ownership of the
means ot life. And so orthodox
economics Is barren ot fruits, has
no real connection wtth developing
economic phenomena, and is incapable of explaining them. The economists of today write books,
abounding with mathematical subtleties, such as have no guidance
to give us so far as the control of
social productive forces is concerned.
Just as economics must be studied from the working-class point
of view, so must history. A Labor
College must, of course, provide for
the teaching of Industrial.History,
just as has been done in the various Sunday and Evening Classes
held hitherto. But useful aB such
a study may be, lt Is not sufflclent.
If we confined ourselves to Industrial History our students would
get merely one-sided views of the
events of the past. However much
we may be Inclined to admire tho
work of tho economic historians—-
such as Rogers, Ashley, Cunningham, Do Gibbins, etc.—we can not
afford to forget that what we get
from them -Is but partial history
after all. They teach tlie history
of the development of technique
from primitive tools of rough stone
to the latest electrlcally-drlven ratt'
chines, and of economic association
from the manor to the modern factory, and the Information they furnish is essential, but lt only concerns some o'f the facts of life.
And is there, some might be Inclined to ask, over and above
Industrial History, a political history of morality? No! we would
reply; there Is but one history,
however many aspects it may as.
sume in our brains, and, therefore,
no partial or abstract viow can be
satisfactory. The most effective
method of historical explanation is
undoubtedly the materialist method
of Marx, whereby we rise from an
understanding of the mode of production prevailing at a certain
epoch, to a knowledge of the reasons for the origin and decay of
classes and their antagonism to
one another. The State and Its
functions are explained, and political struggles are seen to be at bottom class struggles. The law Is
found to be the expression of the
Interests of tho dominant class in
the State. Changes ln the morality
and in the Ideas held by men are
found to be due.to an altered economic environment. Transformation of the methods of wealth production Is seen to be the necessary
outcome of the biologic will to live.
By means of-this method, then, we
can understand history, and adequately explain It. History ceases
to be a happy hunting-ground for
either simple narrators or purveyors of romance. It comes within
the sphere of the law determined,
and no longer is looked upon as
tho realm of chance or accident.
The writing of history today, so
far as It is really scientific, Is the
work either of Marxist scholars-
such as Kautsky, Labriola, Lafar-
gue, Plechanoff, etc.—or that of
bourgeois writers, more or le.ss under Marxian Influence, such as
John A. Hobson, Usher, etc.
But the Marxian method Is more
than a better way ot writing the
history of the past, lt is also a compass whereby we .can better guide
the working classlri the struggles
of the present. Man makes his own
history, but not always consciously.
The results, for instance, of the
French Rovolution were entirely
different from what was expected
by thoso who ^carried* through the
Revolution. But the materialist
method, tlie gift to us ot modern
society and its science, enables us
to consciously make history.
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Another strong urge to "get a
move on" wns handed to tho F. L.
P. on Sunday night at the Kationnl
Theatre, the speaker this time being
J, H. Hogg, who, in somo preliminary
remarks anent tho prevailing "unrest," touched on thc "speeding-
up"-in connection with the war, thc
rise of the shop-steward system, the
brutal methods of the steel trust
over tho line, tho declared illegality
of tho American coal strike, last
summer's general strike (as the result of "the accumulated disgust of
the work Jig people of Canada"),
the War Times Election Act, and thc
panic legislation of which the
umonded Immigration Act was a
sample, showing how dangerous it
was to criticize the government,
which thc speaker nevertheless asserted the right to do, unless they
claimed the peculiar attributes of
the dioty.
The F. L, P.'s platform wus revolutionary; its ultimate objective
was the control of the machinery
of wealth-production. Tho best way
of achieving that was by constitutional methods, although the speaker
recognized that it was very difficult
nevertheless.
The F. L. P. was standing for
something that was absolutely essential to the lives ol the working people, whether work'ng with heads or
hands. The orthodox parties had fallen down on the job; they were rapidly going into thc discard. In Ontario the farmers had elected a preponderance of representatives; thl>j
labor party was working with the
farmers in direct opposition to the
orthodox politicians. The same fhiuy
might perfectly well happen in Manitoba, Alberta, and B. C. A soldiers'
party was growing, as nn expression
of tho aspirutioiis of the returned
men; these were part of the working class, and it was the duty of the
F. L. P. to hold out the right hund
of fellowship to them.
As fur back as 1906, thc lafcor
party in Great Britain had elected
'A_ luber members to parliament—
thus completing their "first lap."
Here, nothing hud been done with
a view to electing representatives;
they had talked economics and history, but now they ougtt to organize themselves to reap that which
had bcen sown for years. With a
view to getting control of the politicnl machinery, and then the industrial, they had got to organize into
n labor political party. They had
some of tho linest legislation here,
but left the control and manipulation iu the hands of their masters.
While they had stood togethor in an
industrial .fight, they did not do so aD80luwJy.
a  election time. The workers should K;^.,^ Jfe]
make up their minus that they wereLtnml  R1,w„0;«n  .'
going to act politically us they acted
If faith and trust, that rcceptf^
ity which is recognized in docility'?
mild upward look and opon mouth,
were the test for Mftven, none tout,
the disobedient who did not desire
to go in would be kept out. "Lord,"
[onco prayed a sceptic, "I do not bcliove. Holp thou mine unbelief."
Will someone define the point whore
faith is not credulity! For the faith
of tho dear ordinary human creature, even in his own cunning to
outwit the throe-card trickster, is
so well established that it has maintained such tricksters in comfortable circumstances since there were
cards and race-meotings. What a
spacious paradise tho world must
seem to thc predatory, its plains
full of tho prey which is not nervous and sceptical, but comes more
than half-way to save trouble, making cheerful noises of admiration
for those who wish to eat it!
Now this deponent will not deny
tlmt in tho confidence-trick man, in
tho politician, and in tho energetic
| and artful man of business, there ure
qualities that will always surpriso
him, and keep him intermittently
alert and respectful, but always
poor. He can do things they cannot,
but thoy can alwayi do hin.. It is,
as the Americans say, "his funeral." Ho ean only soy that possibly
ho is of noble blood, for he. never
ventured into business without.be-1
ing swindled. He will confess handsomely to tho superiority of those of
his fellow-citizens who devote their
minds to the turning of s'xpenco
into fourteen pounds 10 shillings,
and admit at once that thoughtful
people since the time of Jacob havo
been studying to keep that sixpence
down to, eay, a respectable . eight-
pence, as the many learned volumes,
on economics prove; but that, all the
same, thc sixpence in such cunning
hands is much too nimble and cx-
puusive for them, and gives thosoi
learned volumes tho look of having]
been left out in thc rain all night
on a second-hand stall.
Nono of us wish to bc swindled
by business acnnien which is superior to ours, but we all know that
wc shall be. There is this for our
excuse. We certainly aro inferior,
as business people, and so ore resigned. Wc know the uunvo'dafelo
worst. But why have wc been al*
ways so resigned befc^rc the in lit airy
intelligence, and entirely -different ■ an(j
matter? Why, with tho occuinuia-J t&n^
tion of the straws of five years iih
thojjeards of tho.se great militariits
who aro still, explaining themselves
by plaiting thcir toes in public—
.'hut they cull their reminiscentics
-why are wo still impressed by ■*'
^Vthc obsession of tho spur-—he wore
"it—thero was an order in the fabrics to that effect—ovon in thc war
offico, where it could not be employed except to take the paint off the
legs of writing tables, or to rowel
the juvenile lift attendant if tho lift
did not move fast onough to please
him. And, worse even than those
minor indications of a ligneous mentality, we know now our battleships
were built to fit dry-docks, and not
the roverso; and that aorodromos
wero laid out whero 'planes could
not get up,*and if they did, could
not get down. Wc know, too, from
their own innocent confessions, that
great generals were surprised and
annoyed by .trench warfare and by
big guns, and novor really bolioved
those were true, and it appears could
imagine rivers and hills to bo where
thoy are not, and think that timo
does not matter materially. Ludcn-
dorff has shown recently that a great
general need not think it his business to be uwaro that the civilian
population behind him is not holding
fast, but is weakening; as though a
ship's master should plead that he
did not know his propeller had dropped off.
Will these lust disclosures about
thc tauks show thc public what that
specialist mind is like which is no
more intelligent because it is, on
stato occasions, gay with cock's
feathers? Will it be understood that |
overy companv officer knew long ago
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lash on my naked back. I counted
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pod. Tbe man's mask had slipped
down on his face and I was able to
recognize him. He was Rev. H. W.
Bedford, psstor of tho Methodist
church in Luverne."
That was the testimony of John
Meints of Sioux Falls, S. O., formerly of Luvcrue, Minn., in ' United
States district court in Mankato last j
week. Meints is suing 32 prominent ]
business men of Luverne for $100,-
000 damages in consequence of his
deportation into South Dakota, followed by a tnr-and-foather outrage
tho interstate line August 19,
1918.
Tho dramatic moment in Meints'
testimony came nfter he had told
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warfare hnd run aground, as it wero, him   from   tlio   farm   of   his   son
on the machine gunf That gas did
not release thc troops into opon warfare, ner the heaviest artillery fire,
nor any opening device of the tactics of attack f And that it was the
tank which broko thc lines at Instf
These wero commonplaces ns fnr off
ns 1916 to every intelligent soldier
who was fighting.
Think of the appalling casualties
of all the old massed attacks against
thc automatic gun. And then rcinem
ber that, when tho device was discovered which could not only reduce
those 'casualties, but could break
through thc t reach system, there
wore men we hud placed in authority
who were not in the field but in
London, who hn'd never lived helplessly and hopelessly in the wired
ditches of tho enrly winters of tho
;Var, nor gone over tho top each
| ruinous spring, yot whose special
business it was to know what war
is like ami to wago it on our behalf;
and who delayed the construction of
,{anks, describing them as "lumber." How large aro the cemeteries
in France! How much larger must
snch untimely cemeteries of young
. men grow before we discover the
I essential nature of that military gen-
I ius which thinks young bones nro
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industrially';  then  their boss" eauld
"go hang."
The scope of their activities wus
gradually being mirrowetl, as shown
lately in thc "Soviet [.and of Liberty"; unless they took suine uclion
they would find soon that they hnd
practically no liberties left at all.
If it got through in the States, it
iv us within the bounds of possibility, and of probability, ulso in Cnnada, Unless they were prepared to
capture thc state, they were going
to bo subjected to worse slavery than
ever beforo.
Under capitalism, the chains of
slavery had boon fastened around
them as never before. But ns the
education given to the workers hud
acted as a boomerang against their
masters, so would political power net
if the workers would just put out
their hand and lake hold. But they
would bc flim-Haniined all the time
(ill each man and woman hnd a vote.
The speaker ridiculed tho pretension that, if they voted for prohibition, all would be well; but declared
that, if they got (he chanco again,
he would voto for it. (Applause.)
It had bcen foisted upon them, and
the claim that it would solvo the
unemployment problem was* a lie; I
but, like education, il hnd acted us
a boomerang on the master class.
"It has given us a chance to think."
(Applause.)
Tho general strike this summer
was one of the most hopeful things
thnt ever took place; if it hud not
been for prohibition, it would not
have lasted five days, much less Jive
weeks.
This winter was going to be just
ns hard as when they worked ten
hoars a duy. There was no cure for
u nom ploy ment and poverty so long
ns industry wns on a wuge basis and
the workers were bought and sold
in Ihe market. The only cure was
thut Ihe machinery of production
should be owned and controlled by
the working class.
"I'm onc of those peoplo who be
liove in palliatives—I don't care
whether you like it. or not," the
speaker declared. Ho recognized the
absolute futility of hoping to get
hold of tho menns of production, unless stop by step—"and the bigger
the steps, the better." He did not
think they were quite fitted for the
management of things in point of
knowledge and experience, On the
other hand there was the "outcast"
middle class, which could find no
expression for its nsperutions outside tho lnbor movement. In the
speaker's opinion thc F. L, P. ought
to go with its right hand outstretched to that cluss, containing
such us doctors and dentists und
especially school touchers. That
class possessed to a very largo extent the brains of the working class
movement in England, and could
give expression to tho feelings thnt
the workers wished to huve expressed.
They should also combine With thc
farmers' party, and have one orgnnization for labor and farmer politics.
The soldiers' problem would, cease
to exist as such.
Tho noxt logical step in the development of society (barring a revolution liko that- in Russia) was
"national capitalism." It was up
to them to sec bow long or ahoit-
lived that would be.
J*atroaizo Fed. advertisers.
do we want that figuvo to bo beft
wo Bliall soo it for tho dummy
itt For there never was such a n.fi»
ns a great soldier, ns Boger Bnron,
Milton,   und   Darwin   wero   greft.
Thoso men were great, comparative^
ly and absolutely.   But  the soldier1
ionics great merely because of our
scared  submission  uud  comic  awe.
Otherwise, in a civilian suit and with
a useful occupation, not on a com-
pnrisoncd horse ut the saluting base,
not iu a tunic chromatic with decorations  addressing  a  cadet  corps
after a wur to end war, but eonsid
ered as potmen and others arc con
sidered,  by  their  development  beyond that instinct which advises n
man to come in out of the wot, what
is a great soldicrf Go again through
the recollections of this war by Du-
dendorff and others.   Read Sir Albert Stern's exposure of thc way thc
tanks were considered by our war
office,   Thc lesson is as obvious as
the egg which dropped on the pavement. The unique distinction of tho
expert militarist is his inability to
lenrn even his own business. He is
of that, class which cannot be taught
even by experience. Had human society waited on  militarists for its
development, we might, with luck,
hy now hnve reached  the foot of
our trees, nnd be passionately debating—for the safety of our country'would have depended on a sound
conclusion—whether sticks were better .weapons with or without bark.
So if militarists are no more gi.'nt
intrinsically than tom-toms are loud
unless they arc struck, whnt should
wc be called—whisper  the  word—
for according greatness to themf We
mnke them what they nre.  Nothing
but tho obedience wo ourselves demand shall be given to a rare uniform, whatever stupidity it disguises
and   whatever   disastrous   folly   it
orders, makes these men so glorious
on Christina?; almanacs, and given us
our insoluble ufter-the-wnr problems.
It is so easy to he great wheu you
must bc obeyed.
Now, tins is not quite so amusing as it seems. We have lately de-
'ded, by a peaee treaty, that niight
right, after nil. It is a decision
fully opposite to the onc we persuaded the boys they should fight
for. But, in a way, it; is a profitable
decision, for it enables us to annex
openly a good deul of valuablo territory not our own which otherwise
we might havo had scruples nbout
taking. Wo hnve elected to tafcc
whut we want. We have, after consideration, concluded that, on the
whole, it is better to bo guided by
thc positive nnd activo philosophy
of life which cnn be demonstrated
nny dny by throwing a handful of
nuts into the large open-air cnge
ut Regent's Pnrk, instend of by our
own warning premonitions, nnd by
siich visions of society ns wo hn'ye
had from thc finest Europenn intelligences. But who will direct our nriii-
Od force for us, when next the clar-.
ion call sounds to defend whut woj
hold in order to get moret
The great military experts. They
will do thnt. Yet, ns a'"writcr in
The Nntion once pointed out. "they
who would put their trust in militarists to do evon their own business would trust a bridge of tinder
over hell." It is, after all, a serious matter for a nntion to decide
on a course of action whicb may
prove fatul to it, nnd then to give
tho direction of its affnirs to those
who could not learn even in five
'years that cavalry ennnot chnrge
through a maze of trenches, barbed
wire and machine guns, and, no
doubt, if the war had lasted ten
years who would still have imagined
horses to be supcr-knngarooB thnt
could go where rcsolnto infantry,
armed with bombs ond wire-cutters,
gwere laid out in futile swathes. The
icgulur staff officer never thfew off
stom" expression, a uniform, and: a4 fciiv "fi*r"buriilf" Shalf wc hover
cavalry sword? H«w much funnferiimw what plumes and scarlet ond
do we want Hint fl™-.«> «« k„ i—x.l—1 ,,     '„
. .. ,    ...mu*  jiiuiuvn   mm  scariQl   and
iVm£°M really disgirse, and never bc-
|"Xcomo Wise onough to order that in
/uture all military decorations aro
to be worn, not on tho breast, but
down tho seams of tho trousers f
-    -.«—   ..i«   mnn   ux   ins   son
brought him to Luverno for an in
quisition in the Commercial Club,
and later loaded him into an automobile for deportation.
Seised by "Bandits"
At a remote point on the South
Dakota line, Meints says his kidnappers were "held up" by four armed
masked bandits. He was taken from
the automob'le by tho "bandits,'.'
whom he soon recognized as Luverne
business men, and tarred and feathered.
Previously, Meints had been deported into Iowa, nfter it was found
that he had contributed $50 to aid
in the establishment of thc Rock
County Leader, a weokly newspaper
organized by the farmers to support
Non-pnrtizan League candidates m
the 1018 primary and goneral election.
Tho socond Meints outrage brought
to a climax tho persecution of Non-
Purtizan Lengue fanners under thc
clonk of loyalty in Rock county. Tho
weekly newspaper had been nailed
up and. thc editor forced to flee from
the state. Over a dozen Non-Parti*
zan League farmers wero forced to
sign statements repudiating the Non-
Partizan League as a disloyal organization with thc alternative of
being deported from the state.
MB STRIKE
IN II FORCE
North Dakota Mines Are
Taken Over and Demands Granted
Because the operators would not
meet the demands of the coal miners thc farmer-labor government of
North Dakota has taken over the
:w mines and granted the wage demands of the men.
Adjutant-General Fraser hns authorized the discharge pf all nonunion miners who refuse to join the
miners' union. This uction was tuken because the union men refused
to go to work alongside Of non-union
men.
Miners numbering 400,000 in the
remaining states of thc union nro
still on strike according to governmental reports. It is admitted Ihut
the number of miners who have returned to work is "negligible" und
that thc nation's conl bin is getting
empty.
Meanwhile a conference is going
on between the union oflicials and
operators.
OET BEHIND A BUTTON
Workers' Liberty Bond Buttons
are issued to erery purchaser of a
bond. Hare you got yours yet Oet
'behind a button and show that you
aro willing to help all you eau the
defense of the men arrested in Winnipeg.
Conforming to Provincial laws I
cannot here give my scale of prices, but this
is posted in my office for ail to see.  It is a
schedule prepared on the basis of the very finest
material, the most modern scientific methods and
appliances, and with consideration of the conscientious care which I give to each patient. These prices
will bc found extremely moderate, and the work
without blemish or fault—and so guaranteed unconditionally.   Examine my prices without obligation.
HASTINGS corner ^ SEYMOUR
Berlin.—Huga Haase, minority Socialist leader, died last week "from
the effects of an operation for thc
amputation of liis leg.
Phono Sey. 221      Day or Night
Nunn, Thomson & Clegg
FUNERAL DIRECTORS
531 Homer St  Vancouver, B. O.
T. B. CUTHBEBTSON ft Oo.
Men's Hatters and Outfitter!
630 Oranrille Straet
610 Bastings Street Wast
U. S. STEEL STRIKERS
FED THROUGH CO-OP.
Tons of Foodstuffs Being Disposed
of Through tho Strikers
Commissaries
Chicago.—On October 20, President Dalton T. Clarke, of tho National Co-operative Wholesale, was
sailed to Pittsburgh by the steel
itrike committee to arrange for
handling, through the co-operative
wholesale, the buying for tho commissaries established in the Chicago
district.
As a result of this conference, a
plan wns worked out, by which tho
National Co-operative wholesale is
to do nil thc buying and distribution
for thc commissnries in thc Chicago
territory, while in tho Pittsburgh
district, the business is being hnudl-
ed by the district, co-operative wholesale nt that point, the Tri-Stntc Cooperative Association.
Over ten tons of foodstuffs hnd
boon delivered to South Chicago,
(buy, Evanstrin, Joliet. nnd other
points iu tho Chicago territory. This
week over forty tons will bo delivered in tho same way. This is the
answer of tho co-operatives to the
"hunger policy" of Onry,
Defense Dance
Don't forget the Trudes and
Labor Council whist drive and
dance on Wednesday, Decembor 3,
in the Dominion Hull. This dance
is being organized to raise funds for
thc defense of the men arrested in
Winnipeg. Admission, gents 00c, ladies 25c.
s
'-•it this ad. out and bring it with you—make it your buying guide for Dollar Day.
Saturday, November 22
Dollar Day
AT 40!, HASTINGS  STREET WEST
This Dollar Day means a lot to you.  We have arranged for Tremendous Bargains.
COTTON SOX—Only a limited qunnli- * |   nn
ty left.   Dollar 'Day, 8 pairs for  «P 1 e\J\t
CAKHMERE SOX— Unlimited quantity. Kegulur
85c value.   Dollar Day, d»o AA
3 pairs for   <]>£.UU
niBE WOOL K1IAK1 SOX—lingular 85c. valuo 18
months ogo.   Snturdny) Dollar Rflin
Dny nt OUC
PURE WORSTED WOOL SOX—In groy ouly.
Sold nil over town  for $1.50 per    d* |   AA
pnir.   Dollar Day only, por pair vlivv
LISLE SOX—Regular 75e and 85c      <j»4) A/\
vnlues.  On Dollar !Dny, 8 pairs for.... «p£.UU
SILK FRONT 8HIRTB-*Only a few left, in sir.es
II, 1*1 1*2, 111, 111 .1*2 nnil 17.   Values (J»A nn
*2.50 anil $3.00.    Dollar Day only.... <P£i.UU
NEGLIGEE SHIRTS—Values JH.OO,     d> f   ef|
$.1.25 and $2.50.   Dollar Day only  «J> 1 .OU
We linvc a few in sizes 18 J*2, 14, II 1-2, 15 and
15 1*2, and a large quuatity ef 1(1, 111 1*2 nud 17.
They aro wonderful d> \   PA
value at «J> 1 »OU
WORK SHIRTS—Reg. $1.25 and $1.50 value.
Sizes 15 nnd 15 1*2 only. K__\n
Dollar Dny, at    :. OUC
KHAKI MUFFLERS—Pure wool. * f   AA
Special for Dollar Day  «J)1.UU
Yoa need onc at this prico.
,'l»    pilUI'MIS.
$1.00
$1.00
$1.00
$1.00
The Central Labor Council of
Portland, Ore., is going to raUe
.t'IO,(H)0 for thc launching of a cooperative laundry. Thc laundry
workers wcro defeatod in a recent
strike there by thc Ode Big Union
of laundry owners
SUSPENDERS—Keg. 75c vnlue. Dollnr d» |   (\t\
Dny, 2 pairs for   91iUU
$1.00
SL'SPEWDERS—Reg. SOc value.
Dollar Day, 3 pairs for   —■ —
And you get 10 cents change in this deal.   Sumo
bargain.
HATS— Reg. $1.00, $5.00, $11.00 and $0.50 lials, in
nny mnke.   Dollar Duy, $1.00 off each lint.
A LARGE RANGE OF CAPS—In fancy patterns.
VahiOB $1.75 to $2.25.   Sizes 6 3-4 to   "
7 3*8.   Dollnr Day only	
Tins is like a present to you. . .   «
ARROW SHIRTS—On any two shirta, value *2.50
to $.'1.50, on Dollar Day wc give you 1100 off.
COLLARS—Four
starched collars 1 „
WINDSOR TIES FOR BOYS—Dollar
Day price. 4 for 	
Only u few left.
TIES—Reg. 75c value.
Dollar 'Day, 2 for   ~--
1TRE    Wool.    SWEATERS—Vnncouvor   niaiic.
Prices $!I.II0 to $111.0(1.   Dollar Day, 11.00 off each
garment.   These are thc best Sweater Ooats made
in Canndn. .
BALBttJOGAN COMBINATIONS—Only a limited
quantity.   Sizes 32 to 44.   Dollar      a_1   AA
Day, only   vl.UU
If you can . use it now, buy it for neit Summer.
It's double value.
CORDUROY PANTS—Sizes 32 to 44.
$0.50.   Saturday, Dollar
Day 	
This is exceptional value.
ODD PANTS IN WORSTEDS—Sizes
Reg. values $11.00 and $0.50.
'Dollnr Dny Special 	
ODD PANTS
ON ANY PAIR OF ODD PANTS nol mentioned
elsewhere in this ad., wo will givo     *£|   AA
vou   off  on   Dollar   Day    tpl.UU
OK ANY OTHER .PURCHASE not featured in Ihis
ad. wc will give you $1.00 OFF EVERY $10 pur*
■hnse. Corresponding amounts for larger purchases.
Reg. valuo
$5.45
32   to   44.
$4.00
We bave a large range of suits in tweeds and worsteds in all sizes to 46 stout, marked for
Dollar Day specials, but Dollar Day is not in it with these values, for tbey are marked down
$6.00 to $15.00, and tbe range starts at $10.00. Look anywhere else you like and make
comparisons—no values in town can touch them.
RAINCOATS—Those popular double purpose coats that oan be worn for an overcoat as
well as it can for a raincoat. We have these in all patterns and sizes, direct from the best
manufacturers in Canada. We have one line special at $25.00.
On all other lines of Rubberised Coats we will give for Dollar Day 25 per eent. discount
from thc regular prices. Hake good use of our bargains Dollar Day ami save yourself a
bunch of money.
The Jonah-Prat Co.
401 HASTINGS WEST Cor. Homer St. PAGE FOUR
eleventh year. No. 4r     THE BKIT1SH COLUMBIA FEDERATIONIST     Vancouver, B. o;
FRIDAY. November   21, 1018
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Unity of Labor:  The Hope of tho World
FRIDAY .'.  Novembor   21, 1919
DAVID LLOYD GEORGE, the wizard
of Wales, has at last admitted that
Russia is too mueh for him. He has at
last openly stated that Russian winters
are not to be sneezed at, and that they
have beforc this bcen
WHERE the death of military
THE POWER expeditions and the
LIES, cause of the decline
in the political power
of nations. There must, however, be
something that is still hidden from the
publie, or Great Britain would not have
stopped thc Russian adventure. What
this is can only be surmised, as in spite of
thc attempt of disinterested individuals to
give thc truth as to Buasia, there is still a
large amount of the truth" concealed.
There is evidence aplenty to prove that
in spite of the fact that Lenin and Trotsky are supposed to represent the minority, thc people of Bussia aro daily lining
up with the new regime, and Kolchack
and the other supporters of thc old order
arc losing strength and will shortly be a
negligible quantity. This may bc thc
reason for the cessation of thc active hostilities against Russia by the Allies. While
the active hostilites may have ceased, the
venom is still there, and. every diplomatic
and economic weapon that may, arid can
be used, will bc used against Russia and
thc new order.
• *        •
From press reporte of Lloyd George's
Speech in the House of Commons, wc gather that he is considerably peeved at the
revelations of Mr. Bullitt, special representative of the United States, and which
were largely suppressed by thc capitalistic
press.. These revelations clearly show
that Mr. Lloyd George fully realized the
futility of the campaign against Bussia
during thc timo of thc peace conference.
The following arc his words, according to
Mr. Bullitt's report:
Mr. Lloyd George asked who was
there to overthrow thc Bolsheviki?
He had been told there were three
men, Denikin, Kolchak and Knox. In
considering the chances of these people to overthrow thc Bolsheviki, ho
pointed, out that he had received information that the Czccho-Slavaks
now refused to fight; that the Bussian
army was not to be trusted, and that,
while it was true that a Bolshevik
army had recently gone over to Kolchak, it was never certain that just
the reverse of this would not take
place. If the Allies counted on any of
these men, he believed they were building on quicksand. He had heard a
lot of talk about Denikin, but when he
looked on thc may he found that Denikin was occupying a little backyard
near the Black Sea. Then he had been
told that Denikin had recognized Kolchak. Moreover, from information received it would appear'that Kolchak
had been collecting members of tho
old regime around him, and would
seem to be at heart a monarchist. It
appeared . that thc Czecho-Slovaks
were finding this out. The sympathies of thc Czecho-Slovaks arc very
democratic, and they are not at all
prepared to fight for . . . thc restoration of the old conditions in Russia.
* '   *        *
In spite of the opinions expressed by
the premier of Great Britain, that country
still continued to aid the very men whom
he felt could not achieve the object.. This
was due no doubt to thc alliance with
Italy and other powers, and proves that
with the present system of secret diplomacy, and secret treaties, the government
of thc people by thc people is a myth,
Government is hot vested in parliament,
but in the cabinets of the different na-
lions, and which arc controlled by thc
financial interests of the world. In perus*
ing the revelations of Mr. Bullitt, wc find
that even at that time, tho Allied troops
were not satislied with their position in
fighting against thc Russians, and that
knowledge of the fighting strength of the
Bolsheviki government was then in the
hands of the Allies, What, under these
conditions, was Great Britain's reason for
carrying on thc campaign' There can bc
no other answer than that it was the
policy of the Allied governments as a
wholo, and not one of the legislative bodies which were supposed to represent thc
people of thc different countries, knew
what was going on.
*        ♦        ♦
Passionate appeals are being mado by
than did Sir Edward Carson, or Mr. Bonar
Law. The war cabinet consisted of Lloyd
George aud three others, whose names he
did not remember, would declare war on
Russia whenever it pleased them, and parliament would be allowed to talk about it
after it was all done. That was what was
called parliamentary government."
.        •        •
American interests are asking how it is
that they cannot supply Russia with goods
for cash. They are asking how it is that
the American troops arc still being retained in Siberia. The answer can be
found in the policy of cabinets. In the
policy of international capital, and that is
after all where thc power of government
lies. This should show the way out to the
workers. It is useless for any group of
men in any country to attempt to bring
about a revolution. They arc up against
an international ruling class. It is true
that there is a division in this class, but
that is only a matter of a squabble as to
which section shall control the world's
market, but let thc working class of any
country, or any continent, attempt to
bring about an end to ther system, and
there will bo no division in the ruling
class. Thcir class interests will drive them
together, and just as they stood shoulder
to shoulder against Russia. Just as thc
British ruling class, which realized the
futility of attempting to break the Soviet
government of Russia, aided in thc attempt to do so, will the ruling class line
up the world over against the proletariat
which attempts to break its chains. The
working class must take a leaf from the
ruling class programme, and line up in an
international movement that has for its
purpose the overthrow of thc international capitalistic system, which is thc only
ruling power in the world today. Capitalism is supreme. Parliaments have had
their power taken from them. We question if it will be ever restored under the
present system. The change in thc structure of society can only come about when
conditions warrant, and not because men
rebel or revolt. Bussia is an example of
this lesson.
'"THE UNITED STATES is a country
■*■*■■ that is very subject to hysteria. No
matter what question of national importance is raised, thc population of that country is prone to become unduly excited.
This may be largely
VIOLENCE THE .due to a flamboyant
OUTCOME press, and tb thc sys-
OF ANARCHY.       tem  of propaganda
that is carried on
during any popular demonstration, and
which is so much unlike the press style in
the touted Kingdom. No one that has
been a close observer of the United States
can deny this, and when it is considered
that the ruling class of that country is
very much like all other sections of the
community, there is little to wonder at in
the recent events in that country. It
could never bc conceived that any section
of the community would deliberately fire
on an armistice parade, unless there was
some underlying cause. Last week, we
stated that lacking reliable information
on the Centralia tragedy, we would not
make any comment. This week we have a
little more to work on, but this has largely been taken from the capitalist press,
and our deductions may not be entirely
acceurate, but at least they are in accord
with the information that we have bcen
able to gather,
»        *        *
From the time that Mayor Ole Hanson
of Seattle, self-appointed apostle of anti-
radicalism in the State of Washington,
"saved the United States from Bolshevism," there htis been a systematic campaign all over the United States against
radicals of any description. This campaign has not been confined to the attacks
on the I. W. W., but has even been directed against the A. F. of L. Going back
even further than that, in the lumber districts, we find that Centralia, which is the
centre of the lumber industry of Washington, is the location of thc big lumber
operators. Two years ago the I. W. W.
hall was burnt down in that district.
During thc summer mouths of this year,
a blind man who sold the Union Record
in Centralia was run out of town. Anyone that is acquainted with the Union
Record will realize that it was not an I,
W. W. paper, nor was it of a very radical
nature; in fact jt was more like tho rest
of thc United States papers of tho ruling
class, given largely to attacks on profiteers and to thc effects of the present system rather than the analytical line of comment that thc more radical papers adopt.
And even this paper is now under suppression.
♦        ♦ *
That there was an agitation m Centralia against thc I. W. W. there can bc no
doubt. That it had been carried on for
some time is also certain. That threats
had bcen made against tho members of
that organization there can also be no
doubt. This is backed up by proof that
no one can dispute. That proof is that thc
1. W, W. have been very busy in organizing the '^juiber Workers in that sectin
of thc country, and that alone in the eyes
of the ruling class is sufficient to warrant
any and e^ery action to shut off thc acti-
pleasurc of the unthinking part of the
population; not because these charges aro
true, but to break the influence that thpjj
gained during the war, and by the very
plaudits of the same press, that now attempts to destroy them.
» * •      ?
Thc I. W. W. as an organization, has
repudiated political action. It denies th,e
power of the state, and would ignore it.
But at all times its activities are confined
and disrupted by this very power. This
however, is due to the fact that industrialism in the United States, as it is doing in
many other countries, and particularly in
Canada, has taken away any political privileges that the workers may have had,
or are supposed to possess. The result is
the seeking after new methods for bringing about changes in the material conditions of tho workers. And the I. W. W.
which, while primarily an industrial organization, has adopted the tactics of thc
ruling class to a great extent, and consequently two forces, with similar methods
and ideas that are anarchistic, coming in
conflict, must naturally clash, and clashing, must use the methods that they both
have faith in.
* * »
In no other country in thc world is the
might is right policy," adopted by the
ruling class to thc extent that it is in the
United States. The history of industrialism in that country is replete with tho
stories of violence and the injunction.
From Homestead to Colorado, tbe industrial conflicts have been marked with a
ferocity on the part of thc employers un*
equalled in any other country in the
world. In the recent steel strike, stories
of gunmen and thugs arc many, and if the
miners' strike continues for any length
of time, wc shall no doubt have similar
scenes. It is these conditions that breed
the policy of meeting force by force. If a
ruling class will persist in threatening thc
lives of the workers, if threats of cleaning
up thc leaders is persisted in, and which,
after all is purely anarchistic, then can it
be wondered that men so threatened will
put up a fight for their lives and thcir
right to organize. Wc learn from the
press that Dr. Bickford, one of thc par*-
ders, and not a member of the I .W. W.,
stated that an attack was made on the I.
W. W. hall. Threats of this had bcen
made for some considerable time, and
the men were armed to meet the need of
emergency, and the result was dea|h to
some of the attackers, and will end in the
death of many more ere the episode is
closed. Strange as it may seem, thc "rejl
dyed-in-the-wool red, is the most opposed
to any form of anarchy. Publications that
are issued under the control of Marxiati
Socialists, while possibly more revolutionary, never urge the use of force. Thoy
explain the tendencies of the times as
from thc materialistic conception of history, and which are based on a propq'r
understanding of the development of present day society. They realize the power
of the state, and doing so prepare for the
day when they can take control of tM t.
power, and never under any conditions,
do they urgs a clash of the workers with
tho power of the modern state, with its
machine guns, and all thc paraphernalia
of modern warfare. Rebellions to thom
are nonsensical. For they realize that they
never succeed. They also realize that revolutions are not made or ordered, but
come about from conditions, and prepare
themsekes for that day, so that they can
conform to them.
* *        *
This is entirely contrary and distinct
to the attitude of all anarchistic minded
people, bc they at either extreme of society. Sp far as the Centralia incident is
concerned, a lesson can be learned by all
workers ,and that is not to' fall for the
anarchistic designs of their rulers. No
matter what changes are to come in the
world, if there is violence, during the time
those changes are being mado, it will be
the result of anarchistic ideas, and the
ruling class have a monopoly of these.
UWS ARE IT
Int. Council Will Not Endorse Winnipeg Liberty
Bond Campaign
►
The letter from tho Winnipeg defenso committee, on behalf of the
Liberty Bond campaign, created a
little discussion at the meeting of
the International Vancouver Trades
and Labor Council on Thuraday
evening. The motion to file the communication met with the approval
of several of the delegates for several,roasons, the chief reason, in the
opinion of those speuking on the
subject, waa beeause tho fund was
boing used, or might be used, for
propaganda against, the international -unions. Del ltussoll favored
thc motion because the men "ought
to stand trial and be punished" if
they had broken the Canadian
laws, "which arc just laws." Ho
did not know of any Canadian It
which did not give a fair and just
trial, and that being the case, only
thoso who broko the law had to
fear tho consequences. Delogatos
Sully and Showier, while not approving of ull the Canadian laws,
wore not in favor of subscribing to
the defease, seeing that it was, in
their opinion, being used as propaganda lo light the internationals.
Del'. Sully pointed out that it took
90 per cent, of the funds of charitable institutions to hand out tho remaining funds and this wits most
likoly what was happening to the
defense funds, and outside of thut
he did not even want: to be in a
position of condoning the actions of
tho Winnipeg men. An amendment
to refor it to the affiliated organizations watt lost and no further action
was taken. .
Under thc heading of reports for
unions, Del. Showier pointod out that
men had received reductions in
wagos in connection "frith tho Vancouver Milling Company and the
McClary Stovo Company. Del.
Clark of thc Machinists reported
having been granted nn increaso ih
wages arid the -H-hour week. Electrical Workers 3.10 has boon granted a OOo per day increase by the
Telephone Compnny. Del. RuBnoIl
reported that tho Engineers wero
huving big meetings. Del. Graham
reported thnt thc Hotel and Res-
tnunutt Employees Union bail working condition well in hand. Thc
'Citizens' Club was still on Ihe unfair list. Del. Herrett said the Barbers were pfctty well organized and
he had yet to sec au O. B. U. bur-
fber. Del. Showier reported that
'eoal had gone up %\ but the teamsters were not to blumo.
■Delegates complained about the
Inactivity of the organization com-
toiittee, but members of the committee pointod out that thoy were
active in so far as it was deemed
necessary to be active. Del. Herrett
bf the committee resigned and Del.
Bussell was elected in his placo.
Delegates Showier, McVety and
Herrett were elected to take up thc
Subject of state insurance. Delegates Showier und . McVety wcro
elected as delegates to tho _Firc
Prevention Association.
The council decidde to ndopt thc
system of using membership cards
and a roll cull.
Samuel Oompers has been presented
with a gold medal and a sword, Thc
medal was for endeavoring to have prison
products barred from international trade.
The sword was presented by a Japanese labor delegation, in Washington for
the International Labor Conference. The
sword is 1,000 years old. It is of the type
used in olden days in Japan by men who
were forced by tradition to take their
lives because of having dishonored themselves. Tlie delegation told Mr. Gompers
that this sword had been used three times
by dishonored men.
And still Iherc are some people who
still believe thnt thc Oriental has not a
sense of humor.
OCT BEHIND A BUTTON
Workers' Liberty Bond Buttons
are issued to every purchaser of a
bond. Have you got yours yet. Oet
behind a button and show that yon
are willing to help all you can the
defense of the men arrested in Winnipeg.
Under the leadership of tho houso
of J. P. Morgan & Co., a poworful
group of American .imiuciors havo
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ruling class statesmen for constitutional p'Jtics of^any organization. Not only has
methods. Thc workers are urged to elect
men to parliament. They are urged to
use thc ballot on every possible occasion.
'But if government docs not rest in the
hands of parliament, then how are they
to know that if they secure the control of
parliaments by constitutional msans, that
thc will of the people will prevail'/ Will
it not bo possible for the cabinets, and a
leaguo of international capitalists, to refuse to abide by the action of the elected
representatives of the people, and compel
the people to take the only course of action left to them, m order that the people
may rule? Cabinets still control the elections, and even at' the ballot box thc will
of the people may be defeated. Is there
any Wonder that a man like Jerome K.
Jerome, who ennnot surely be termed an
anarchist, should come to the following
conclusion; "The rebels did not believe
in parli^tfitary government any mora
thc I. W. \y. been attacked in the press
and on thc platform by representatives of
thc employers, but thc more "sane" organizations affiliated with tho A. F. of L.
have been accused of thc same crimes.
They have been charged with un-Ameri-
eanism, with radicalism and Bolshevist.
The result of the threats and the continued agitation against the I. W, W. ended
in the only result that could be expected,
and that is violence. Anarchy now reigns.
Pale pinks, deep pinks, and Vermillion
reds, and any men of any radical tendencies arc now being arrested. This after
all, was the object of the campaign that
has bcen carried on for some little time,
and particularly since the war ended. Organizations that were praised by the ruling class press for thcir patriotic efforts,
such as tho United Mine Workers, are
now hotbeds of radicalism and any other
ism that will bring them under tke dis-
Thc Provincial Oovernment has appointed tho Social Service Commission,
which will deal with mother's pensions'
and other social legislation. True to forin1.:
thc government has again ignored tfij,
claims ot Labor to have a representative
on a commission that must deal With prol>
lems that affect the workers. Thc only re-
deeming feature of the commission is fljjj
chairman, Mr. B. S. H. Winn, of the
Workmen's Compensation Board. With
his experience, gained as the head of that
board, he will be able to grasp thc ncedH
of thc situation. But Labor must onc(i
again be content to accept the sops thrown
by a commission which has not one single
representative of thcir interests on ijj*
There is only one remedy, and that is to
sec that the next government is a working
class administration.
The Seattle Union Becord, after the
Centralia affair, was suppressed, then it
was unsuppresscd, and it gave a little of
thc truth as to the affair, aud then it was
suppressed again. Press dispatches to the
New York Call on the tragedy were suppressed. Can it bc that thc suppression of
thc Becord was brought about so that the
truth would not come out? Perish thc
thought. Is not thc Untied States the
land of Liberty, and did not the people
of that country take part in the great war
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This Was Allegation Made
by Counsel in Perjury
The hearing of the cliurge of perjury against A, Dourasoff and Barney Both, secret police agoutis, on
whose testimony a number of locai
Bussians were sentenced recently to
deportation, was resumed in the police court at 3 o 'clock on Monday
afternoon, bnt adjourned again within an hour, owing to the absence of
Butaeff, who was called as a material witness for the prosecution, but
did not appear. Butaeff Is one of
the men now in tbe custody of the
authorities, awaiting deportation;
why he was not producod in courf
is yot to bo explained.
Another matter geriously+nocding
explanation from the authorities,
was mentioned in court by Mr. Bubinowitz, who is conducting the prosecution, namely, the fact that Dourasoff, om of the accused police agents
had been allowed, or even authorized, sinoc the previous hearing, to interview both Butaoff and Chekoff in
custody; and it waa intimated that
Butaeff received an assurance that
all would be will wilh him if he
would give "a certain sortof evidence" in the present trial. Two
visits, it appearod, had been made
to Chekoff, on the pretext of talking
about some missing watch or other;
and, according to Dourasoff explanation through his counsol, tho
"commanding officer" of tha mounted police was implicated in this significant procedure,
Mr. Beid tried to "pooh pooh"
such matters, and throw a momentary, but very vivid, flash of light
on thc secret immigration proceedings by his unguarded romark that
"dozens" of such things had occurred during that inquiry—in fact,
they happened "overy day,"
Mr. Bubinowitz agreed that Buch
had been the caso, but ho did not
want any moro of that. Magistrate
Shaw could only say that any sueh
interference with witnossos was
"very improper."
Mr. Rubinowitz also mentioned
that Barney Roth had seen him
speak to a young girl in tho corridor
of the court on a previous occasion;
that girl might have given material
oyWcnce, hut had boen intimidated
from appearing. Mr. Reid said it
was for his learned friend to bring
proper proceedings in such a case.
The two witnesses examined at
this hoaring were Georgo Bosoff and
Georgo KabnnofF, and their tosti'
mony confirmed thc impression given
by witnesses at tho previous hearing, viz., that Chekoff nnd Zukoff
had novor been inside the doors of
Butaeff's poolroom, where'Dourasoff
and Roth had testified to having
seen them engaged in distributing
literature, etc., nnd further, that
Dourasoff and Roth, who claimed to
havo boen habitual frequenters of
the placo ,could hardly over have
beon thore at all, since witnesses
constantly thoro had never onco seen
thom around. Whatever tho value
of such testimony may bo from the
legal or judicial standpoint its cumulative effect on thc luy mind, regarding things merely from the
standpoint of common sense, is irresistible, As on the former occasion,
this testimony was not put in without repeated obstruction on the pnrt
of Mr. Reid, counsel for tho defence
George Bosoff said he was working at Britannia mine. He did not
givo evidence at the Immigration
Inquiry. He had como to town specially for this trial. He worked in
Butaeff's pool-room last March and
April, fallowing tho witness Sims,
who testified nt the previous hearing. Ho workod thore practically
the whole time thc pool-room was
opon. He never saw Barney Roth
there; if he had come often and
stayed around, ho would liavo aeon
him. Nor had he seen Dourasoff
thoro. He had known Chekoff and
Zukoff for some time, but had novor
seen thom in tho pool-room.   Asked
as to their giving out newspapori,
he repeated that he "never see them
there."
To tbe question whether h'e ever
saw anybody else giving out newt*
papers, Mr. Beid objected. Had he
seen Meetings er discussions theref
"Never." Anybody passing on
Hastings street could see everything
going on theref ''Sure.'' After he
quit working at the pool-room, he
continued to visit it often, and
stayed there for hours at a time;
but ho never saw Both or Dourasoff,
or Chekoff or Zukoff there. Had ho
seen distribution of newspapers,
meetings or discussions there during
this period! "Never see them."
What kind of people played pool
theref "AH kinds," Mr. Rubinowitz asked, if Bussians went there;
Mr. Reid objected, and there was
the usual hubbub, Magistrate Shaw
taking it that the witness meant
"alt nationalities."
Had witnoss ever seen Chekoff or
Zukoff speak to Butaefff "No.
Could ho givo any reason for thatf
Mr. Bold objocted. Were they on
speaking terms! Mr. Beid again ob.
jeeted, and Magistrate Shaw said:
"That has absolutely nothing to do
with it, as far. as I can, Bee. They
may have spoken a thousand times
when ho wasn't there."
Mr. Bubinokitz: "That is jutt
what I want to disprove. If your
worship will give me an opportunity,
I think I cnn do so."
Tho Court: "The accused have
mado certain statements. I can't
take as evidence that they are not
truo, the statement that he sever
saw thom."
Mr. Rubinowitz: "Suppose I can
show that one of theso two persons
asked one of these witnossos to come
in—"
The Court: "That proves noth
ing."
Mr. Bubinowitz: "The question is
—did Chekoff and Zukoff come to
Butaeff's pool-room f I am entitled
to prove not only the fact at issue,
that they Iii d not see Chekoff or Zukoff como to Butaeff's pool-room;'!
can bring evidence to show whether
or not that point at issue is prob-
able or improbable.1'
The Court: "Can you give me any
authority for the proposition!"
. Mr. Bubinowitz read the author
ity ns to "facts consistent or inconsistent with innocence."
The Court: "What would this er
plain!"
Mr. Bubinowitz: "I'm not eon
fined to the bald facts at issue;
otherwise no facts would come out.
I am entitled to adduce ovidence re
lative to the facts at issue—to show
tho probability or improbability of
tho facts at issue."
The Court: "Mr. Bold, what do
you say!"
■Mr. Reid repeated tho authority
as to "facts consistent or inconsis
tent with innocence."
The Court: "Supposo it's all true.
It doesn't even establish the fact
that there was bad fooling. It shows
they would not go in. How docs
that provo to me anything that's at
issue at present! This man's gone
as far as ho could; ho says ho nover
Baw them thero!"
Mr. Bubinowitz: "I'm afruiil
now, your worship, I can't press that
point any furthor."
Witness, continuing, said he knew
Chekoff was sick of the "flu" several times. He visited him often
when he was, sick, utilizing for that
purposo the time ho had off for supper while working for Butaoff. It
was nt Doakoff's houso—309 Hastings street.
Mr. Rubinowitz uow asked a question ns to somebody wanting to buy
a pool-room; but Mr. Reid objected,
Mr. Bubinowitz: "At Deakoff's
house ,did you ever sec any Russian
nowspapers!".   "No ,sir."
"Evor soe anybody give out newspapers!"   "No."
"You have been up in Chekoff
and Zukoff's bedroom!"   "Yos."
"Soo any Russian newspapers
thero!" "No, sir."
"Doos Chekoff read!"   "No.
"Write!"   "No."
'' Speak Russian!"   " No.''
Witness added that he had read
Chekoff's letters for him, translating
them from Russian into Asatinian.
Cross-examined by Mr. Beid
Witness was himself an Asatiniun,
but had not known Butaeff in Asati
ilia. Ho did not keep any book
showing thc names of men in the
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Lord Fisher Fires Broadside Into Naval Expenditures
Lopdoa, Eng.—Lord Fisher, who
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as long as tho cowt-roora, but not
so wide. His work thore was to
clean up, etc. He knew some of the
people there, and some not.
Asked if he knew so-and-so, witness looked puzzled and said,'' Some
peoplo in thero, I know face, but I
never ask name." Ho was posKIvc
ho nover saw Dourasoff or Both
thero. Witness was now askod,
through an interpreter, if he knew
Kelt's pool room; he said he had
nover bcen there. Chekoff got sick
in November and wns about a month
and a half in bed the ilrst time;
he walked out again in December
and January. He was sick again in
March or April; witness could not
tell how long ho was in bed or if
he had the doctor this time. Deakoff's family could not talk Asatin-
ian; tbey talked Russian, and Chekoff would ask what they said.
Mr. Bubinowitz quickly caused the
witness to - ropeat the last reply,
leaving no doubt as to its meaning.
He added a question as to the pool
room being well lit up. Mr. Roid
again objected, and witness was released to return to camp.
Butaeff should have bcen the next
witness, but was not present when
called. Mr. Rubiiiowifz snid. thc
Mounted Pojjoe could get him tltete,
and suggested an adjournment for
ten minutes for that purposo. The
magistrate demurred, and Mr. Bubinowitz ultimately called the following witness:
Geo. Kabnnoff said he ran the Balmoral pool room, which used to be
Chekoff and Zukoff's. Ho used to
go: to Butaeff's pool room two or
three times a day, spending about
a| -cdiiple of hours thero. He was
there the first timo he opened, and
continued to go thero every day. Ho
knew Chekoff and Zukoff, nnd had
never seen them there.
Did he know if Chekoff and Zukoff Wore on speaking terms with Butaeff?! Mr. Reid objected.
, Did he see meetings or discussions in Butaeff's pool roomi '' No.''
'Did ho know tho Serbian marker
tljoro*," and Sims, who worked there,
and JHammoud,   tho   barber   there 1
j Did.ho ever seo Roth or Dourasoff
tbordT  "No."
■ Cr&ss-exnnrincd through interpret
er: Witness had givon ovidence at
tlie Immigration Board but had not
said anything there ubout Roth or
Dourasoff or Russian newspapers, as
thoy didn't ask him. He hud known
Butaeff here for about siv years. He
did uot know him iu Russia, although it whs statod in the Immigration enquiry record that he said he
did.
Mr. Rubinowitz: At tho Immigration Board, did Mr. Reid ask you
if you knew Chekoff and Zukofff
Witness:   "No."
On Thursday afternoon the cnso
was resumed. Several now witnossos
were produeed, and a strenuous fight
was maintained for a couplo of hours
by Mr. Rubinowitz to bring ont per-
tiiwnt details, againBt tho porsistont
effortt) of opposing counsel to suppress them. Tho case was onco more
ndjourned. the actual date of tho
next hearing being doubtful
One of the witnesses at this hearing was Butaoff, who for somo
reason was not produced on Monday.
Ho gave testimony as to Dourasoff's
recent visit to the immigration
building to visit Chekoff and himself, und suid that Dourasoff then
promised him his freedom if ho
would give ovidenco that Chekoff
und Zukoff had frequented witness'
poolroom. Mr. R*>id and his clients
somewhat ostentatiously ridiculed
this testimony ns "unreliable." It
was further brought out that he
knew Until and his occupation ns an
agent of the polico, and therefore
would not have engaged in revolutionary activities in his presence us
alleged. Dourasoff, he said, culled at
his poolroom once nnd was very
drunk on lhat owasion; so witness
refused to have anything to do with
bim. Buttu'ff's testimony was mueh
impeded by the opposing counsel.
The witness had a notably respect*
able ;u.'l intelligent appearance, nnd
walked quietly back to custody on
concluding his evidence, although no
(jtiivit wus at Innid to tako charge
of him at thu moment,
Mary Deakoff, a RiMtfau girt of
17, gave some interesting informntion as to thc doings of Barney
Rptk at the time of the Vancouver
Inhibition, one item boing that ho
promised to let Chekoff nnd Zukoff
o«t if Mary's sister l'aulin would
give him $100 for eaeh of them—
$200 nltogcthur. Ho also told her
he would let her father out, but Bu-
taefr would never get out, because
Roth "didn't canj fer Mrs.
Butaeff."
Another young woman, Mary's
companion on tlmt occasion, gave
eirrolmnttive evidence, adding that
Roth was drunk nt thc timo und had
u, bottle of whisky. She also testified i that when she was reeently -at
the .court, Barney Roth saw hor
speaking to Mr. Rubinowitz; Roth
subsequently asked bor how she came
to be in court, said he felt liko
throwing her out, and warned her
that she might bo in troublo herself.
Then he said to her, "Pkuae don't
como to court again."
One other young woman was nlso
on Ihe stand at this hearing, totitify-
iug that sho was employed at Bu-
Uteff's poolroom and never saw the
things liii|tjn'ii there thnt wore alleged ; neither hnd she over soon
Itnth or IkttirmwifT in the plseo. Mr.
Hold tried to trip hor as to tho tune
she left at night, on the ground
that she was reeopded as giving a
different honr at tho immigration
building. Tl* girl promptly replied,
"Made a mistake then." Tho hearing was adjourned and ao date for
resumption fixed*
HUNTER-HENDERSON
PAINTS
Quality
642 Granville St.
Service
Phone Sey. 6110
Fisher write.: "Tbt £2,000,000 a
day wo ato spending more thu our
Income will not be saved by trifle,
or by trifling.
'It ia incredible — it is uncalled
for—it ia ruinous waste that tho coat
of the fleet is now £140,000,000 a
year. (In 1004 it was £34,000,000.)
So the whole national expenditure
bofore the war was only a third moro
than the present navy estimates.
Then a huge anti-German fleet hud
to be ready to strike. Now that Oerman fleet is at tbe bottom of the
seal"
Where is your union button!
A. E Timms
Show and Commercial Printer
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Theso ooats are in smart  patterns and cut on
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Two Leading Lines of Men's Hats
THE BROCK HAT at $6.00-An excellent
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flat-edged brim, in two shades of green, two
browns, a grey and blaek.
ENGLISH HATS at $4.00—The quality is without an equal at thc price. All fur-felt; ill good
conservative styles in grey, green, brown and
blaek  $4.00
MEN'S  MACKINAWS
These short sturdy coat* are just the thing for
outdoor men. While they are about as warm a
coat as a man can have, thoy have no long skirt
to hamper hia movements, consequently they are
flne for wear as shooting coat or to wear in tho
field.   Here in a variety of patterns, colors and
styles.   Priced at $13.75, $15.00, $18.50
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Opportunity of the Year
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1
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Opposite Woodward's
Vancouver Unions
VANCOUVEB TRADES AND LABOR
COUNCIL—Executive cdmniittee, Free-
id«»t J. 6. Smith. Vice-Preiident E,
Winch, Seeretary md BusineM Agent J.
C. Wood, Trewurer J. Shaw, Sergeant at
kias W. A. Alexander, Trustees W, A.
Pritchard* R. W. Youngaah, B. Bakes, W.
Lee, .
ALLIED   PRINTING   TRADES   COUN-
•il—Meeta    second    Monday    ii    the
neath.    President, J.  P. McConnell; sec-
reUTy. R. H. Neelands, P. 0. Box 66.   _
BRIDGE STRUCTURAL ORNAMENTAL
Md Reinforced Ironwovhers, Local 07
—Meeti second and fourth Mondays.
President Jaa. Hastings; financial secretary and treasurer, Boy Massecar, Room
118 Labor Temple. ■     .     .     _
BROTHERHOOD OP CARPENTERS,
Local No. fin—Meets every second
and fovrth Monday evening. 0 o'clock.
Labor Temple. President, J. Reid; secretary, E. J. Temoin, 1223 Georgia East;
txuini.ii agent and financial sperotary,
B. 0, Thom, Room 208 Labor Temple.
Phone Bey. 7495.
kLECTRICAL WORKERS, LOCAL No.
911—Meeta at 440 Pender Btreet
(feat, every Monday, 8 p.m. President, H. H. Woodside. 440 Pender W.;
reeordlng secretary, J. Murdock, 440 Pen-
lar Struct West; financial secretary and
fawinoH agent, E. H. Morrison, 440
Pender Street Weat; Assistant aeeretary,
t. R. Burrows.
corresponding secretary, W. Lee.    Ofllce,
Room 207 Labor Temple,
SHIPWRIGHTS LOCAL 1808, U, 6.
Carpenters—Meets Room 307 every
2nd and 4th Tuesday in each month.
President, J. W. Wilkinson; recording
secretnry, W. J. Johnston, 73—24th Ave.
W.; financial secretary, H. A. Macdonald,
Room 212 Labor Temple.
INTERNATIONAL STEAM AND OPERATING ENGINEERS, Local No. 620—
Meets every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m., Labor
Temple. President, P, G. Phillips; sec-
trraa. and business agent, A. C. Russell.
Office, 687 Homer Btreet. Phones, Sty.
7485 and 4117.
STREET AND ELECTRIC BA1LWA1
Employees, Pioneer Division, No. 101
—Meets A. 0. P. Hall, Mount Pleasant,
1st and 3rd Monday* at 10.15 a.m. and 7
p.m. President, W. H. Cottrell; recording
secretary, P. E. Griffin, 0419 Commercial
Drive; treasurer, E. _t. Cleveland;
financial secretary and Vnslness agent,
Fred A. Hoover, 2100 Clark Drive; office
corner Prior and Main streets.
JOURNEYMEN TAILORS- UNION OP
America, Local No. 178—Meetings held
first Monday in ea«h month, 8 p.m. President, J. T. Elswortlt; vice-president, A.
R. Gatenby; recording secretary, C. McDonald, P. 0. Box 503, Phone Seymour
6281L; financial secreary, Robt. McNeish,
P. 0. Box 503.
ENGINEERS AND MILL WORKERS—
Unit of the 0. B. U.—Meetings every
Monday, 7:30 p.m., Labor Temple. Pre*
ildent, P. (j. Hunt; secretary-treasurer,
(V. A. Alexander, Room 216, Labor Tern-
pie.   Phone, Seymonr 8980.	
WOTKL AND RESTAURANT EM-
ployees, Local 28—Meets every first
Wednesday In the month at 2:30 p.m.
and every third Wednesday in the month
at 9 p.m. President, John Cnmmings,
secretary and business agent, A. Graham.
(Mice and meeting hall, 614 Pender St.'
W. Phone Sey. 1681. Office hours, 8
________________■
International  jewelry  work-
ers' Union—Meets 2nd and 4th Fridays, 205 Labor Temple. President, W.
Wilson, 2239 Granvillo Street; secretary-
treasurer, D. J. Snell, 916 Dunsmuir St
U7MBKR WORKERS' INDUSTRIAL
Union of the One Big Union—Affiliated
with B. C- Federation of Labor and
Vanoouver Trades aad Labor Council—
An industrial nnion of all workera in
logging and construction camps. Head-
luarters, 61. Cordova Street West, Vancouver, B, C. Phone Sey. 7850. K.
Winch, soeretary.treasnrer; legal advisers, Messrs. Bird, Macdonald ft Co., Van-
sourer, B. C.; auditors, Messrs. Buttar
ft Chlene, Vanconver,  B.  C.	
B. C. FEDEBATION OP LABOR—MeaU
In annual convention in January. Excutlve officers, 1918-19: President, J.
Kavanagh, Labor Temple, Vancouver;
vice-presidents—Vancouver Ialand: Com*
berland, J. Naylor; Victoria, J. Taylor;
Prince Rupert, Geo. Casey; Vanconver,
W. H. Cottrell, P. McDonnell; New Westminster, Geo. McMurphy; Weat Kootenay, Silverton, T. B. Boberts; Crow'a
Nest Pass, W. B. Phillips, Fernie, W. A.
Sherman. Secretary-treasurer, A. S.
Wells, Labor Temple, 406 Dunsmuir St.,
Vancou ver, B. C.        '
INTERNATIONAL LONGSHOREMEN'S
Association, Local 38-51!—Office and
hall, 804. Fender Street West. Meets
first and third Fridays, 8 p.m, Secretary-
Treasurer, Thomas Nixon; Business
Agent,  Robert Rshbrck.
AMALGAMATED MEAT CUTTERS AND
Batcher Workmen's Union No. 643—
Moeta flrst and third Tuesdays of each
nontb, Labor Temple, 8 p.m. Pretident,
W. V. Tamley, 1838 Powell St.; recording seeretary, William Glbbs, Station B.
P. 0. Vancouver; financial secretary and
buainess agent, T. W. Anderson, 587
Homer St.
MINE, MILL AND SMELTER WORK-
ers' Unit of tbe One Big Union, Metalliferous Miners—Vancouver. B. C, headquarters, 61 Cordova Street West. All
workers engaged in this Industry are
vrged to join the Union before going on
tha job. Don't wait to bc organised, bnt
organise yon ml f.
PATTERN MAKERS' LEAGUE OF
North America (Vnncouver and vicinity)—Branch meets second and fourth
Mondays, Room 204 Labor Tampla, President, Wm. Hunter, 318 T.-nth Ave. North
Vaneonver; financial srentsry, K. God-
danl, 856 Richards Street; recording secretary, J. D. Russell, Wi* Commercial
Drive. Phone High. 2204R.
SHIPYARD LABORERS; RIGGERS AND
Futenert, I.L.A., Local Union 38A,
Series 5—Meets the 2nd and 4th Fridays
of tha Month, Labor Temple, 8 p.m.
President, Otwpo Manse)!; financial sec-
retary   and   jwflneta   agent,   M.   Phelps;
TRANSPORT WORKERS UNIT, O.B.U.
(Teamsters, Warehousemen, Auto Mechanics, etc.)—Meets every Wednesday
at 152 Cordova Street East. President,
J. Shaw; secretary, C. A. Read, 2344
Prinoe Edward Street. Office: 162 Cordova Street East.
TYPOGBAPHICAL UNION No. 22$—
Meeta last Sunday of eaoh month at
2 p.m. President, W. «H. Jordan; vice-
president, W. H. Youhill; secretary-
treasurer, R. H. Neelands, Box 66,
'Provincial Unions
VIOTOBIA, B. 0.
VICTORIA AND DISTRICT TRADEB
and Labor Council—Meets flrst and
third Wednesdays, Knights of Pythias
Hal), North Park Street, at $ p.m. Praaldant, K. S. Woodsworth; vice-president,
A. C. Pike; secretary-treasurer, Christian
Siverts, P. 0. Box 302, Victoria, B. 0.
NORTH VANCOUVEB
U. B. OF CARPENTERS AND JOIN-
ers, Local 1777—Meets first and third
Mondays in I. 0. 0. F. Hall, Lower Kieth
Road East, at 8 p.m. President, W.
Cnmmlntfs, 10th Street Eaat, North Vancouvor; financial secretary, Arthur Boa,
210—18th St. W., North Vanconver.
PBINOE BUPERT, fi. a
PBINCE RUPERT TRADES AND LA-
bor Council—Meata second and fourth
Tuesdays of each month, In Carpentera'
Hall. Presiuent, S. D. McDonald; vice-
president, A. Ellis; seeretary, Oeo. Wad-
dell. Box 273, Prince H«port..B-„<)?.^._i
PRINCE RUPERT CENTRAL LABOR
COUNCIL, 0. B. U.—Meets every aecond and imirth Ttiesday in the 0. B. U.
Hnll, corner Sixth avenue and Fulton
street, at 8 p.m, Meetings open to all 0.
B. IJ. lui'intti-rs. Secretary-treasurer, D.
9, Cninoron. Box 217, Prince Rupert, B.C.
r~
Lestor Deals With Can-
j     flkting Capitalistic
| Interests
■ Tho regular propaganda moeting
| of tho S. P. of C last Sunday at
■ tho Emprcuo Thoatre was well at-
(tended aud wan addressed hy Comrade Chan. Lestor.  Comrade H. Sin-
I clair briefly introduced the speakor
a tut emphasized the essentials of Socialist propaganda by instancing history, industrial aud political, a ull
economics as suitable subjoctH for
the workers' education, attention
' and earnest study.
I In his opouiug remarks, Comrade
i U'Htor suid a clear conception of
: the meaning of the world's events
i from the year 1914 up to tho pros
ent time could only be formuluted
in the light of Ute Sociulist philosophy. The war, he said, had been
due to competition among nations
and the need for national cxpau-'
sion.
From a poriod of several years up
to 1914, Germany had encroached
upon thc trade of Qreat Britain to
the extent of seven per cent, per
annum, and it was estimated that
from the evidence then .shown of
further competition, British trade
was very seriously threatened. Ger
muny and Great Britain had for
many years represented two great
international capitalist groups. The
expansion of Germany demanded expression in such form us to bring
these conflicting interests to open
I expression as they did in 1W4. Comrade Lestor said that thc policies of
, the late Cecil Rhodes in the building of the British imperialist structure were specially threatened by the
German ' group whose imperialistic
framework was laid down in the
proposed Berlin-to-Bagdad railway.
The exploitation of China and all
Asia was involved, and rival capitalist groups aligned themselves
mainly into two great opposing
camps. By all thc insistent articles
and statements wo hud during the
war period been subjected to, this
had been a war for democracy, for
the freedom of the peoplo of the
world. Furthor, this conflict was to
be the last war. But thc Paris conference had given forth for ratification, tho peace treaty, whioh already was thc ground-work of a
wholo. world full of conflicting interests. Tho recent rejection by tho
U. S. A. of artielo 10, showed the
conflict of interests of the groups
within that country. Thc adoption
of the several amendments meant
that tho bottom hnd fallen out :of
the league of nations already. Amorican troops could not now bo callod
upon to police Constantinople, Armenia, and surrounding areas.
Tho serious post-war troubles of
thc capitalist class wero only now
manifesting thomselves, the speaker
said. Even if ull tho expected signatures wero affixed to tho peace
treaty, yot the existence of Russia
as sho was today presaged tho ultimate demonstration of its naturo
as a "scrap of paper." Thc moster
class stood aghast today beforo
blockadeed Bussia. Governed by tho
workers of that country, Bussia today threatened the economic supremacy and dominance of thc capitalist
countries. Thoy were unable to give
her a free hand because that meant
thcir own destruction. This meant
continued war with Russia.
Comrado Lestor said tho workers
wero now in a different frame of
mind from that of pro-war times.
From the international viewpoint
they had learned to see during tho
war period, and tho vast scale of
woalth production and destruction
they had witnessed, they now knew
that their difficulties wore not arbitrarily to bc explained by the time-
honored mothods. They wore now
examining conditions seriously, and
with understanding. They had eome
to thn point where thoy wore threatening to take control of their own
affairs, and to direct production for
their own use.'Many questions wero
asked the speaker. In aniwer to ono
question regarding the method of
tho expression of industrial unrest
ia U. S. A., Comrade Lestor said
that eountry in its administration,
lacked thc historic feudal Influences
that characterized European Gauntries, and that the menns of repression were moro open and bnre. Thc
natural consequence of this watt*
that such reprisals as were forced
from the workers must necessarily
bear the snme characteristics, and a
similar form of expression.
Where is your union button f
LETTERSTO
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i'i
COWAN ii BROOKHOUSE
PBDJTBBS,     POBLISHEBS.     STE*
EEOITPEES   AND   BOOKBnUBM
Untoa Officl.ll, writo (or prlcea.   W*
lit. SATISFACTION
Land Act
Coast District, Banff* 1 "
TAKE NOTICE that I, Douglai Stewart Clarke of Blundeu Harbor, Intend
to apply to tbe Hon. the Minister of
Lands for pennJanion to purchase lho fol-
lnwlutf  described  lnndn:
Coinmt-aeintc at a pot.t planted about 20
chalui South uf the 8. W. corner of
Lot 422 and being at the South Weat
cprnvr of Jula Islnnd, in Blundon Harbor, theaee around shorn line to point of
comtneuecraent, and containing IS acres
more or lesa.
DOUGLAS STEWART CLARKE.
Dated September 15th,  1919.
ONE OF THE FINEST TONICS
Good for Health Improves the Appetite
CHEAP PRODUCTION
Everyone knows that cheap goods con only bc procured
by using cheap materials and employing cheap labor.
CASCADE BEER
is produced from the highest grade materials procurable
f—Cascade is a UNION produce from start to finish.'
VANCOUVER BREWERIES LIMITED
Land Act
Natica af Intention to Apply to Purchaae
Land in Vancouw Land Dlitrlet,
Range 1, Coast
TAKE NOTICE that I Mary Lorraine
MoBran nf I'ort Progress, occupation
honitekeeper, Intend lo apply for permission to purchase the following described  lands:
Commencing at a post planted about 40
chains South West vf the H. E. coraer
Ut 422, thenee about 30 chains North
lo Lot 422, thenco 00 chains West,
thence nbcut 10 chains North le shoreline, thenco Southerly and Easterly along
shoreline to point of com uie n cement and
eontalnhiK 200 aerea mora or less.
MARY LORRAINE MeBBAN.
Datml  September 9th,  1019.
Afi Roy*l Crown Products
carry Coupons* redeemable
for useful articles.!
Editor B. C. FcderntiMist.   Tou
would oblige a buneh of us hore very
much if you would publish the enclosed lotter.   Sincerely yours,
P. 0 'BBIEN,
Delegate 53, L. W, I. U.
To all members of thc L. W. I. U.
FeHow Workers:—
It is about timo we ull woke up
to the position into which our union
hus drifted to. This union, when
started, was intended to bo a real
democratic onc, but the way it is run
is fur from thnt. The business meetings arc run by a few who are in
town, and a number of those seem
to be thoro all tho time. Now, why
should wo allow those to run our
union when there is many a camp
ulong tho const that can call a meeting and havo a greater attendance
of real workers than they can at
any time havo at 61 Cordova street.
1 believe it is timo to tuke thc running of our union out of thc hands
of those and give them no moro
power than the same number of men
in any, camp have. We should ulso
pay attention to some resolutions
put forward by a minimum wage ur
Ust in the Worker of Oct. 30. Now
who would want to take that job of
secretary-treasurer at |5 a day, or
would it bo business when you got a
man who does the work allright to
chnnge for another every si.\
ntonthsf My own personal opinion
is that to havo a lady stenographer,
it would not bc neenssury for her to
havo run a pig and carry tbe title
that goes with it.
And as wo workers havo had no
sny in the starting or running of the
Worker, it is time for us to get u
paper that will give us tho news of
how tho union and camps un* running, and lot us know what thc men
are striking for ,and what wo get,
instead of having it filled with stuff
THA
IW. PROBLEM
Agitation for Release of
Members in Prison
Going: on
[By W. Francis Ahern]
The workers of Australia have
again commenced an agitation for
thc release of tho twelve imprisoned
men who are today victims of unparalleled injustice iu Australia.
Lust year it will bo remembered
that the people of Australia succeeded tn forcing au inquiry out of the
New South Wnles government, with
tho polico informers at the conviction of tho men ns tho central figures. The facts dieted at that inquiry—though they did not secure
tho release of tho imprisoned men—
shocked the whole community, and j men nnd women niight bo gunran-
The eight-hour day or forty-eight
hour week has been accepted in
practically all European countries
since thc war. Norway, Sweden,
Italy, Franco and Belgium. This 8-
hour day applies even to agricultural workers in France, Italy and
the kingdom of Serbs, Croats and
Slovenes.
A resolution demanding tlie adoption of a universal maximum oight-
hour working day or forty-four-hour
week, including one and a hnlf days
of uninterrupted rest nnd a period
of rest during each working day, has
been adopted by thc International
Congress of Working Women,
Italian women are behind a forty-
four hour week standard nnd would
nlso insist thut four shifts instead of
three be installed in all industries,
where both night and day work were
essential, such as tbe motal and electrical industries, in  order that nil
that not one in twenty reads.  In re- in the chain of evidence regarding
gard to the seerotnry objecting to
Fellow Worker Allman ns organizor,
I cannot sec what Fellow Worker
Allman wants to wait on tho consent
of the secretary for. I am sure if
he has got tho union at heart he
would be out in some camp between
here and Nova Scotia getting acquainted with the men and telling
them whnt good the O. B. U. can do
for them. On thc job is tho place
for an organizer, not around headquarters. It wus not paid organizers
thot started this union, or made it
what it is.
Del. 53, L. W. I. U.
I
loiraoui
Deported from Australia
Without Trial or Knowledge of Charges
Pimps, informers, agents, provocateur, and the like are having the
timo of thcir lives in Australia just
at thc present time. They are sporting thomsolves in the manner betokening a Koiiihd holiday of their own.
It may bo hard to bolieve, but it is
nevertheless a fact that, on tlio uncorroborated" ovidence of secret informers, men in Australin arc being
picked out of tho community, arrested, and without open trial ultimately deported out of the country.
Muny Buch mon have been deported
aud at tho time of writing tho ugly
process is in full swing.
And what is more, the Australian
anti-labor government has actually
attempted to justify this scondnlous
outrage on justice. It haa laid if
down that it is quite right tbat, us
far as thc persons deported are concerned, that pimps and informers
should bo allowed to come along und
whisper something into the car of
somo officer of the law who would
cause the arrest to be made. Further
the government said that to bring
the arrested persons faco to face
with thoir accusers would be to
place thc latter in jeopardy. Thc
government has said that if, in these
cases, an open trial wero granted,
it would take months or years to
hear thc appeals against deportation, while intimidation would be exercised so that tho life of informers
would bo made Hell on earth.
Thus it is that persons born outdo Australia can bc arrested,
thrown into gaol and deported out
of the country without evor being
tried for any wrongdoing. Onco allow this pernieuous system to grow
and the time is not far distant when
the government will bo treating tbe
native-born citizens in tho same wny.
There is a shrewd suspicion that
many a man has been so deported
on the strength of some uncient mal-
acc on thc part of his informer, who,
seeing his chanco, has taken the opportunity to "get even" with bis
opponent, knowing full well that a
government antagonistic to labor,
would take steps to shelter him.
This is onc of the actions of lho
prosent anti-labor government in
Australia, that is sure to bo hotly
rcseutcd by thc people when they
get tho chance at thc ballot box in
tho forthcoming elections ia that
country.
Kansus mines have been plnccd in
receivership and are being run by
thc state. A receivership has u1bo
been asked for tho mines in Ohio,
made what can bo regarded as the
first real doubt in the mind of Australian people—outside tho workers
—that the twelvo men in gaol wert)
in a largo measure innocent of the
crimes for which they were chargod
an-d sont to gaol.
Tho twelve men arc still behind
prison walls, their lives blasted, denied the justice and freedom of
which they have boen bereft. That
the workers of Australia have allowed them to remain in gaol since
December, 1916, is something which
does not reflect on their determination or will to insist on justice being done. However, with a new agitation set on foot an opportunity
is afforded thc workers of Australia
to use their power and influence to
obtain the freedom of tho persecuted and suffering men.
But recently another damning link
the wicked frame-up which was built
around tho I. W. W. men has been
unearthed in Sydnoy, Australin. Two
of the detectivos most prominent in
tho prosecution of the men havo
been recently the chief characters
in a case of bribery and corruption
which at once brands thcir evidence
in the now famous I. W, W. cnso
as worthtess. It wns alleged that
these two men approached a crook
and told him that if ho did not give
them #250 they would proceed
ngninst him in the courts. Thc crook
approached the attorney who has
been fighting the I. W, W. case on
behalf of the committee trying to
secure thoir release, and arrangements were made to Bocure bank
notes for thc umount and have them
marked by the chief of police. This
was done und in due course handod
over to the detectives. On the latter being apprehended and searched
the marked notes were found on
them. One of the detectives was
suspended nnd the othor, in order
to try and clear himself said the
whole thing was a conspiracy and
attempted to summon the crook for
conspiracy. But. tho courts dismissed the charge, saying that do jury
would bolieve tho detective's story.
Now if theso detectives wouid
take bribes from crooks, they would
tako bribes from anybody else, and
would not scruple to frame up a
chargo against tho I. W. W. men.
It is hard to see how tho government of New South Wales can ignore this new factor or prevent tho
pooplo thinking that a terrible injustice has been done to the men
in gnol, who wore sont there on tho
evidence of such men as thest detectives. Up to dnte, however, the
New South Wales ttnti-lahor government has refused to -do anything in
thc matter. Anyhow, the new uglta-
tion is timely and will focus public
attention to theso new factors.
One thing is certain.   As soon as
a labor government gets into power
in New South Wales, justice will be
done to thc men in gaol.
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Owing Up the Spoils
The knowledge that during tho
ir, Britain mnde a secret treaty
with Japan to share up tho islands
of the Pacific ocean, formerly owned by Germnny, is hotly resented by
tho Australian people, who feel that
tho white Australian policy is thereby jeopardised. There is' no doubt
but thnt nt thc coming elections,
the present anti-labor governmont
which is believed to hnvo been a
party to that infamous pact, will be
hurled from power because of this
betrayal of iho futuro peace and
safety of the Australian commonwealth.
At a Rale in Montreal of the stage
effects of thn recently deceased
actor, Sir Herbert Tree, thc royal
crowns of kings aud queens brought
$20 apiece.
Tons of foodstuffs hove been donated to thc California strikers by
California farmers.
New York.—Thc printers' strike
situation was more complicated than
ever thin week. Now York Pressmen's Union No, 51, which had previously decided to rejoin its international organization if permitted
to do so in a body and then return
to work reversed Hs decision and
voted io qUiy on strike. Criticism
by other "seceding pressmen" is
believed to be responsible for tbe
chungo of attitude,
Colonel Zogg of Mexico, who has
been writing and lecturing on Zupa-
tuluiid and tbo Co-operative Commonwealth for many years, is in a
very critical condition in AUunta
prison. He is an old friend of
Eugene V, Debs.
Centralia Tragedy Caused
by Ruthless Tactics of
Politicians
The Centralia correspondent of tho
Post-lntelligcnccr, iu its issue of November IS, on page 10, confesses that
tho tragedy was the culmination of a
series of outrages perpetrated by
lawless bands of Contralia business
men.
The Centralia correspondent of thc
Seattle'Daily Times, on pnge 3 of its
noon edition of November 12, admits
that the parade on Armistice day
halted in front of tho I. W. W. hall,
whero tho more hot-headed members
of^ the column wero urged to maintain thcir ranks and not invndc the
hull, ami that a window wns smashed boforo a ity shots were fired.
For Wholesale Hangings
The Centralia correspondent of the
Times, iu the longuago of the correspondent, further declares that "out
of tho ravings of a man about to be
lynched, the pro tilings of a boy just
turned 16, and the vituperations of
un aged woman, whose furniture hud
just been destroyed by a mob,
the prosecuting attorney intends to
build a conspiracy which will send
every man in the hull to thc gallows."
teed one day of rest a week. Night
work for women is prohibited in
Duly.
Tho eight-hour day bill for Norway, effective January 1st, 11)20, applies to all industries, workshops,
stores, warehouses, buildings, railroad and road workers, and provides
that a worker hnve one hour of rest
before beginning any overtime work.
Farm work in Poland will bc carried on by two shifts of workers if
the eight-hour bill, soon to bo presented to the Polish National Assembly is passod. Thc clause concerning
agriculturists provides for onc
shift working from 4 a. m. until 8
p.m. In this way all farm work
could be done and the workers guaranteed a working day of equal
length with tbat in other professions.
The bill is being introduced by thc
agricultural co-operation society of
Poland, a norganizntiou akin to an
agricultural trade union.
Defonse Dance
Don't forgot the Trades and
Labor Council whist drive nud
dunce on Wednesday December 3,
in thc Dominion Hull. This dnnee
is being organized to raise funds for
thc defense of tho men arrested in
Winnipeg. Admission, gents SOc ladies 25c.
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Country Is Now Governed
from   London—Must
Fight for Liberty
[By W. Francis Ahorn]
At tho timo of writing three important facts coincide with each
other in Australia. Ooo is thnt an
advisory defense committee has
recommended tho govornmont of
Australia to increaso tho military
dofonse of the country, with plenty
of muuhine guns and' aircraft to
boot; another ib that tho Prime Ministor of Australia' (W. M. Hughoe)
hns roturned hot from the poaco
conforonco tublo with' imperialistic
schemos in his pockot; and tho third
is that Admiral .Tcllicoe sont to Australia at the instance of tlio British
admirnlity has just huftded his report to the Australian govornment
advocating a hugo, navy for tho Pacific to be maintllinod by tho Australian people.
Details of the scheme are not necessary for tho purpose of this article—tho main fact is thnt imperialistic plotters aro trying to wrest
from tho oversoas British dominions
whutever shreds of self government
havo boen left them. The one plan
scorns to be to mako England great-
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PAGE SEVEN
STRIKE
Underestimating Strength
of   Opposition
Fatal
Labor Will Not Stand for
Reduction of Standard
of Living
Tbo Glasgow Forward, commenting
on tbo railway striko in tho old land,
takes tbo position tbat both sides
havo learned somothing from that
strugglo, it says in part:  !
"Apart from all petty fault-findings with either sido, two main facts
stand out prominently as tho lessons
of the striko. Neutral public opinion and aggressive capitalism alike
have loarned that organized labor
will stand shoulder to shoulder
against auy degradation of the present standard of living amongst its
members. A fear that,, if the rail
waymon wero beaten, each trade
thought that it would bo Ub turn
next, was thc feeling that rallied
working-class opinion to tbo side of
the roilwayuion. On the othor band
organized labor has had a Bharp reminder that it is not so easy to bold
up un old, highly organized society
like ours by sudden action, at however vital a spot the blow may bo
aimed. The resources of civilization
which a government wields
country like this aro very different
from those in  a country liko
There Are
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. Gordon Campbell.— Cornor Granvillo and, Bobson Streets
. H. E. Hall  19 Hastings Street East, Seymour 4042
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what cost to tbe dependencies,
that merchants and financiers can
add to their wealth and at the same
time get a firmer grip of the Dominions and tho people's laboring
power, in order that the enormous
financial burdens of tbe British capitalists shall be lessened by being
distributed ovor the tuxpayors ol
Canada, Australia, New Zealand,
South Africa aud tho smaller dependencies. And when this is boing done, armies and navies will bc
extremely handy should'thcre bo any
unrost—political or industrial.
We have to take into consideration
that the British naval expenditure,
far from growing less after tho war,
is now greater than ever. In addition the expenditure on land defenses, military forces and garrisons,
etc., is now growing greater than
ever. AU this added expense muat
fall nn thc backs of tho British capitalists unless it can be shifted (or
some of it) upon other shoulders.
Can we wonder, then, that the British oversea dominions have been
singled out to stand somo of the
burden, and make the load less heavy
for the fat-pannehed capitalists of
England.
Complete control over the taxation of the ovorsoa fDominious is also sought but this is kept carofully
in the background for tho present.
What the imperialists are most concerned about at this date is getting
an efficient army and navy which
will enablo tht
the day puts itself entirely and outrageously in the wrong before the
bar of public ojifflion, it cnn rally
to its side untapped forces" the
strength of which none of .us can
quite exactly measure, bo cause we
don't know. A fow years ago, a
general strike in Sweden collapsed
because members of the public sided nvith tbe government against the
strikers, and ran tho necessary serv-
ices, as amateurs, but sufficiently
well to defeat the Jtion., Thero is
nothing so foolish ns to underrate
the resources of tho enemy. If any-'
body of strikers antagonizes public
opinion, or oven leaves ft with big
doubts in its mind, the strikers have
paved the way for ultimate defeat."
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Into the Ocean.
London.—Announcement that the
important center of Petropavlork
tiad fallen to the Bolsheviki armies
was contained In a wireless dispatch received from Moscow. This
news indicates that the Soviet soldiers are continuing their success
ful advance to tbe east and are
steadily driving Admiral Kolchak's
troops before them to the Pacific
Ocean.
Tho city of Portland, Orer, has
been restrained to prevent tho police from organizing a union.
The Coal Minors Federation of
Australia has decided that the trado
union movement should take steps to
prevent tho export';of certain necessary commodities until theee aro sold
locally at reasonable prices.
Buy only from a union store.
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led by the leaders of the imperialistic movement in England. Thus,
those anti-labor politicians must welcome the now proposal.
One thing tho Australian people
will havo to do is this. They will
have to domand in no uncertain
voice that boforo any such scheme
.. _, cnn bo foisted on them, thoy will
to subjugate the' have a say in tho matter. Every
peoplo into servility—after thai any- j anti-militarist and every anti-naval-
thing can bo done. The military N8t will have to make his voice heard
scheme, already outlined in these °a this most important scheme to
columns, and tho naval schemo now further enslave tho people of Auh-
boing hatched arc tho first steps in j tntlia, and if possible secure a rcfor-
tho direction which is to finally re-  ondum of the people  on thc ^ttos-"
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suit in complete slnvery. Thus it
is today that Australians are to bc
nuked to adopt schemes formulated
by agents for imperialism, such as
Hughes, the primo minister and tho
military and naval bureaucrats—
schemes which, -if tho people themselves wcro consulted, would not livo
for a singlo duy.
Under this naval scheme, which
cnlls for nn expenditure of $125,000,
000, and tho maintenance of an increased Australian nnvy, Australia
is supposed to bo made "safo" for
tho-capitalists, while tho nnvy itself will be ever at the' disposal of
thc British Empiro, although tho peoplo of Australia will have.the job
of paying for it.
Tho wholo thing is onmoutlage of
the .most undeceptivo kind. And it
is something which tho peoplo of
Australia do not want themselves.
It menns a huge addition to the already heavy burdens of the Australian people; it means, furthor, thnt
the solf governing powers of tho
Australian commonwealth nro being
seriously interfered with, inasmuch
as this new fleet though forced on
thc Australian peoplo, may bo used
ns tho British financiers desiro, and
not as the Australian peoplo -desiro.
It ulso means that the Australian
peoplo may Jlntl themselves implicated in disputes*in whicli they are not
at all interested.
One thing is certain. The scheme
has the active, if silent, support of
the present anti-labor government of
Australia, since tlieir desires He
along lines wliich are being travel-
ft
ra
JR3J8.
van.
tion. For it cannot bo said too ofton
that imperial federation in this, as
well as other British oversea dominions has now becomo a real danger.
During tho war the Australian poople—in common with tho people of
other lands, lost first ono liberty and
then another under tho foetid cover
of "military necessity"—the same
damnable excuse that sent the Gorman armies through Belgium. Today, in any mattor that really counts
tho people aro not in a position to'
do what they would  really desiro.
Australin today, is being governed from London—it hus been so governed during the last fivo years,
which makos -it imperative that if
they are to hang on to what liberty
is still left to them they must mako
shortly tlio fight of thoir lives. It.
is true that the recent interstate
conferenco of tho Australian labor
party has placed on rocord its undying hostility to imperial federation and futuro conscription. But
that is not. enough. They must sec
to it that an attitudo of "no compromise" is followed up by action.
Unless tliis is done, Australians may
rue the day.
Tho first steps seem to be for tho
Australian people to rouse themsolves
to defeat the p/osorit govornmont ttt
the forthcoming elections next December. Once that is done and a
truo labor government seated in
power, all danger will be pnst. If
that la not dune, then the people of
Australia will ffioo one of tho gravest porilfl they huve ovor been called
upon  to face.
for Workers
En Order to Raise Funds for the Defence of the
Workers Arrested During the Winnipeg Strike
Workers' Liberty Bonds
Are Now Being Sold Throughout the Country
British Columbia's quota is $20,000
Bonds are issued in three denominations, $1, $2 and $5.
The Slogan, adopted in Winnipeg and Toronto is:
Insurance
wn Lifo...
Jewelers
..Bogors Building
ks Ltd...
...Oranvillo and Oeorgia Streots
H. Malkin...
Manufacturers of Foodstuffs
..(Malkin's Beat)
Overalls and Shirts
lig Horn" Brand. (Turner Boeton k Co., Victoria, B. C.)
ntcr-Hondenon Paint Co...,
Paints
...842 Granvillo Straet
•ks-Loviek Piano Co...
Pianos
..1117 Oranvillo Street
Printers and Engravers
ivan & Brookhouse - Labor Temple
  ..Tower Building
■llaJid-Dibblo...
goll Engraving Co..,
H. Timms...
hit* k Bindon...
 518 Hastings West
18*230— 1 .th Avenuo East
...528 Pendor Stroet Wost
O. E...
Railways
 and the	
 O. N. B.
Tailors
tho Tailor.  634 Oranvillo Si( 318 Hastings W.
.Tools
A. Flott   — —Hastinga Street West
nrtin, Finlayson * Mather.... Hastings Street West
•uprosfl .
Theatres and Movies
 „  Orpheum „	
Pantagcfi
We have been telling you,about our Overcoats
and Suits the last few weeks.  But there are lots
of things besides that men need.
Such as Mule Gloves, 50^
Horsehide, $1.50, Pigskin,
pair; Broncho
$2.50.
91,
Gauntlets from $1 up. TT. B. K. Gauntlols arc
thc best, $1.50, $2, $2.50 and $3. Guaranteed.
Stanfield's Underwear from $4 suit.
The Stanficld Brown Heavy Weight, $5 suit up.
Agent for the Celebrated Headlight Overall!
W. B. BRUMMITT
18-20 CORDOVA STREET WEST
Branch Store: 444 Mam Street
"A Day's Pay for Winnipeg
—Liberty Bonds for the
Workers"
SUITABLY INSCRIBED BUTTONS WILL BE ISSUED TO EVERY SUBSCRIBER, AND
THE BONDS WILL ACT AS A RECEIPT.
NO FINANCIAL GAIN WILL BE MADE BY SUBSCRIBERS.
BUT LIBERTY OF SPEECH AND ACTION ON BEHALF OF
THE WORKING CLASS IS WORTH FIGHTING AND PAY-
ING FOR.
Make all monies payable to A. S. WELLS, Secretary of Defence Committee, 405 Dunsmuir
Street, Vancouver, B. C.
BUY WORKERS'
LIBERTY BONDS PAGE EIGHT
Don't Pay More for
Your Groceries
Try the Self-Serving and Non-Delivery Flan, wliich
cuts out all unnecessary expenses and makes it possible
for ns to sell the highest quality goods at prices that mean
a distinct saving in your Weekly Grocery Bill. Here are
a few Specials for one Week commencing Friday,
November 21st.
eleventh YEAii. m>. 47   THE BRITISH COLUMBIA FEDERATIONIST      vancouveb, b. a
EFFICIENT STRIKE
TO GET
Chase Strike Outstanding
Event in Loggers'
History
Libby's Tomato Soup, tin..llc
Buiilult   Tears,   2Vj*Ib.   size,
per tin  39c
Smmieh Clams, per tia  16c
Dclmontc Sugar Corn, tin..24c
Quaker Tomatoes, 21.is, tin 18c
Quaker Tomatoes, 2s, tin 15y2c
I Large Lima Beans, lh. ..9c I
Dclmontc   Spinach,   2_s,   per
tin  22c
Boiirnvillo Cocoa, tin  25c
Beckett's Bluo, per pkt  5c
Wild  Bose  Pastry Hour,  10-
lb.  sack  '. 69c
Dutch Tea Busks, pkt 20c
White Swan Soap, 5 bars
for  23c
Cottom'a Bird Seed, pkt...20c
Gem Lye, tin 12c
Baking Powder, (Nabob), per
tin _ 24c
Purity Flour, 7*lb. sack. 49c
Fols-Naptha Soap, por bar.lOe
Lux, por pkt HVaC
Orange   and  Lemon
per lb :	
Peel,
...38c
Bamsay's  Soda Biscuits   per
pkt SSe
H. P. Sauce, per bottlo 27c
T. P. Sauce, por bottlo ....18c
Windsor Salt, sacks .7c, lie
Oatmeal  (fine, coarse,
medium), 10 lbs_ 68c
Magic Washing -Tablets,  per
pkt 17C
Florida Grapefruit, ench....15c
Early June Peas, tin ....16c
Extra   Special   Silnkist
Oranges, per doz 606
White    Swan   Naptha    Soap,
per bar  ; 5Vac
Jonathan Apples, 3 lbs.,.....25c
Crystallised Ginger, ib. 49c
Purity   Boiled
tubes 	
Oats,
...26c
Choice     Eating     Figs,     per
pkt 10c and 13c
Empress   Mince   Meat,   2-lb.
tin  ;; ...39c
Mnnznni la Olives, bottlc.lOc
Chicken Ha-tldio, per tin ....24c
Paciilc Milk, per tin , ll'/ac
| Toilet Paper, pkt.   4c I
Boyal City Tomatoes, 2_aVtt
Purity  Shaker  Salt   lie
Dominion Matches,"800s....21c
Dominion Matches,* 300s.„. 8c
Excelsior Dates, por pkt...22c
Quaker     and     Kellogg's
Corn Flakes  9ygc
Bcindeer Coffee and Milk, per
tin   14c
Clarke's Plum  Pudding,   por
tin  ; 18c
Dclmontc Sliced Peaches, per
tin 30c
Delmonte Sliced Apricots,  per
tin 30c
Bon     Ami,     powdered     ond
bricks lie
Pumpkin, large tins, 2Vjs..12c
Clark
Soups (Ox Tail,
Colery, Chicken and
Mock  Turtle), tin 10c
GET  IT  AT  WOODWARD'S
Hand the Fed. to your shopraatc
whon you arc through with it,
Bny at a.anion Btore.
Pass The Federationist.along and
help get new subscribers.
What about renewing your sub.1
FELLOW UNIONISTS
Be eonslitut ul demand tbe Union Stamp en yenr toots and
dues.   The following local firms ue fair to Organlied Labor and
sre worthy of yonr patronage and support:
J. Leckie Co., Ltd., 220 Cambie Streot.
Harvey Boot Shop, 61 Cordova St. W.—Custom Making and Bepairs.
W. J. Heads, SO Water Street—Custom Making and Repairs.
H. Vos k Soa, 63 Cordova Street Wost—Custom Making and Bepairs.
Dunsmuir Boot Shop, IS1 Donsmuir Street—Custom Making and
Bepairs.
UNION BEPAIR SHOPS
"Nodelay" Shoe Repair Company, 1047 Granville Street.
Standard Shoe Repair Shop, 618 Bobson Stroet.
M. B. Thorns, 296 Kingsway.
Woods Ltd. "K" Boot Shop, Cordova and Hastings St W.
H. C. Spaulding, 5971 Fraser Streot, South Vancouver.
Be progreulve, Mr. Skoe Repairer, snd get ln touch with Secretary Tom Cory, 446 Vernon Drive.
UNION ♦ OFFICES
Thii Official Lilt of Vancouver Allied Printing Offices
CAS SOFFIT TOV WITB IBE A1LIED PBDITDja TBADES DHIOM
LABEL
BLOCHBKIOER. 1\ B„ 919 Bro«dw«j E»»t ....._ Fairmont 203
BKAKD, W., 0S9 Fender Strut West...- Seymour 2578
B: C. PRIKTWa t L1THO. CO., Sinyllio sad Homer Bcjmonr 32S3
OLABK A UTUART, 320 Sejiaonr Streot Sejrmour 3
VOW AH A BKOOKH01.SB. Ubor Temple Bollilint Sermour 4490
DUNSMUIR PRINTING CO.. 437 Dnnimoir Strut Sermour 1100
JBFFKRY,  W. A., 3101 Perker Stroet Hljhlsnd 1137
KKKSHAW, J. A., 130 Howe Street Seymour 1674
I.ATTA.  R.  P,   World   Balldinf - _ Soymour 103»
MAIN PRINTING Co., 38(1 Main Street Fairmont 1088
MoLKAN A SHOBKAKEH, Hortli Vancouver.....*. K. Van. 5.)
MITl'IIKU. roLET.  LTD..  120 Haitlnei  Street Wut Seymour 1085
HOKTH 8HORE PRKSS, Non* Vaneoaver N. Van. 80
PACIFIC PRINTKRB, 500 Beatty Street   Heytnour 9I»92
KOIDDI, 0. A., eie Homer Street Seymour 284
KUN JOB PRBSSES, 137 Ponder Stmt Weit Soymour 41
TECHNICAL 1'IIKXS.   Mlnu Boildhis, Homor Street Seymour 3825
TIMMS. A. 11.. a30 Fourteenth Avenue Kant Fairmont «11R
WARD. Kl.l.WOOD A CO.. 31S Homer Sir****! Seymour 1515
WE8TKRT.  SPECIALTY (X)., 572 Oranvllle Street Seymour J5J0
WHITE A BINDOS, 5J8 fender Slrort Well Seymoar 1314
Write "Union Label" oa Tear Copy Wbea Tel Send It te tha Printer
bear the hall mark of quality, and
everything they make has their brand
label attached.
This label is a positive guarantee
from the makers, of value for your
* money; fit, finish and thorough tailoring.
-SOLD BY-
Thos.Foster&Co.,Ltd.
514 GRANVILLE STREET
Executive Committee Has
to  Defend   Its
Actions
Chase strike will be one of the
outstanding activities of 1919 In the
lumber indusctry of the province,
and of tbe union in particular, owing to the splendid organization of
the men, and their solid stand,
which has resulted in winning, ln
the other camps In the district, the
improved conditions they are demanding—amongst them an eight-
hour day. The other outstanding
feature of this strike Is the strenuous efforts being made by the Adams River Lumber Co. to get striko
breakers. They scoured the prairie
provinces, scattering orders wholesale for unlimited numbers of men,
of course omitting to State there
was a strike on—consequently hundreds of men came' in, many of
them paying their last dollar for
railway fare, and then finding a
strike on refused to scab and were
left stranded. One of them, an ex-
service man, paid $22.50 railway
fare to get to Chase; of course he
refused to scab. He applied for a
job at Kamloops, but couldn't get
one because he refused to scab, so
he took the blind baggage In to
Vancouver, and was helped to a job.
It would have been better for the
employers and the employment offices not to have fooled this man
and his fifty companions. The Dominion and Provincial Labor Departments and all government employment agencies were wired concerning the suppression -of the fact
of vital information concerning labor trouble; aa a result all meu
now coming to Chase have "labor
trouble" written across their cards.
They know there is trouble, and
are a totally different type of men;
many of them never saw a logging
camp before and hardly know an
axe from a saw. So long as real
loggers keep away (and those are
the men the pickets are concentrating upon) the employers have
their hands full of an expensive
proposition. It's up to the organlied loggers to enable this strike
to be won.
Capilano strike is still on, also
at MerrillRlng and Moore's camp,
Duncan Bay. The boys at the other camps: at Rock Bay have been
appealed to for active support of
the strikers trom Roberts Lake
camp, and are holding a meeting
on Sunday to deal -with the matter.
.Kimberly miners are maintaining
tlieir strike for improved eonditlons, and have the job tied down
tight. Unsuccessful attempts are
being made by sub-contracting and
other means to get strike-breakers.
It has been stated that union men
have been seen around the jobs
against which strikes are being
maintained. Some Of them may be
carrying cards, but they are not union men, for any man, card-holder
or not, who goes to a job where
there is a labor trouble, for the
purpose of assisting the boss, can
only be called by one name, that of
scab, which onee applied will stick
to him as long as he remains in
the Industry. Yes, even beyond
that—aB long as he is remembered.
The executive desires to impress
upon the members In camp the necessity of selecting their delegates
to the January general meeting, so
that this important matter Is not
overlooked in tho rush of closing
camp owing to the weather conditions or tlie usual holiday period.
At the July meeting camps having
a paid-up membership of fifty were
entitled to send a delegate, whose
transportation was paid by the organization. The actual basis of representation and other details are
How being considered by the executive, wbo will make the final arrangements shortly. It will, however, be safe for camps to go ahead
on this basis, but to ensure the delegates the right to be seated as representing a camp it will be necessary that his credentials be signed
by at least that number of members in good standing. The dates
will be for delegates' committee
meetings on January 5, 6, 7. The
general meeting to open on January 8th. Expenses of delegates, except transportation, must be defrayed by the members In camp.
The delegates to the O.B.U. convention urge upou the men In ramp
to discuss the question of the O.
B.U., how ft shall be formed, and
how operate, and to send their instructions to the delegates. The
delegates are making no attempt to
submit resolutions In the members,
they want the men on the job to
arrive at their own conclusions,
based upon their own experiences,
and to instruct the delegates accordingly.
It is necessary to point out to the
memberB that the central strike
fund la still in existence, that is, it
Ib in name, although actually the
amount donated by members has
not been sufficient to meet the calls
made upon It. The deficit baving
to be made up from the general
revenue, lt Is unfortunate that so
many appeals for various'purposes
have to be put to the members, but
this Is inevitable owing to tlie fact,
of which most of us are personally
aware, that it Ib during the growing period, whether of a human being or an organization, that is the
most expensive. Then It Is everything going out In greater ratio—
If Buch were ixwslblo—than what
Is coming in. And It must not be
lost sight of that nearly all of the
revenue has to come from 'the coast
district owing to thc up-country,
prairie and eastern provinces being
less organized aud consequently in
many cases not yet self-supporting.
Yet this work of organization has
lo bu carried on, and not on a happy-go-lucky style, but aggressively.
Time Is of the greatest Importance.
Thoso familiar with the lumber Industry know that now, better than
at any time, can organization of
tho workers In that industry bo accomplished. Aggrosslvc action now
along the right lines means 15,00(1
members this year nnd 50,000 next.
If not thon you can look for a one
big union of omployers that on the
first slackening np of the industry
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Models in
C-% a la
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At $3.50—Model for
short stout figures is made
in heavy white coutil
with medium bust, short
skirt and hook in front.
This corset is heavily
boned throughout and is
trimmed with embroidery.
At ?3.75-For the slender figure we are showing
a lightly boned model
with free hip and elastic
top. This corset comes in
pink brocade and is'supplied with four hose supporters.
At $4.50—A very comfortable and serviceable
model for the average
figure. Comes in pink or
white coutil, designed
with mediurii bust with
long hip and elastic insert in skirt at back.
This corset has a spoon-
shaped front clasp, four
hose supporters and is
well boned.
—First Floor.
O.B.U. and I.W.W. Not
Similar Organizations
(Continued from page 1)
Remitted to Winnipeg   1,750.09
Bents, etc., for meetings.... 331.00
Salaries   and   expenses   of
arrested men  948.85
Miscellaneous Expenses   83.40
Balance  on  hand   316.65
575
OranviUe Stmt
Sey. 3540
or even of the organization, will go
to the mat with us aud undo the
work for improved camp conditions
which has already been accomplished. Every dollar spent ln organization is the best Investment that thc
lumber worker can make. I It will
come back to him, not only in dollara and cents aud in Improved conditions,' but in a solid backing by
other organized workers when the j
day comes for a trial of strength
with the exploiters.
Does capital employ labor? Recently a member returned from a
job which was "owned" by a subsidiary company, "financed" by,
amongst others, two of the "big"
captains in the lumber Industry,
who are exceedingly well known
because of their opposition to labor, organized particularly. Owing
to lack of cash and shortngo of
bank credit, they could not pay him
when he first turned tn hiB time
check at their office. He was told
to call again,. when he would be
paid in full. He turned up at the
appointed time and was offered payment ln full In shares in the company. The lawyers have the caae
In hand. Who employed this worker during the months he was on
the job without pay?
Is it the intention ot the membership to permit any cdmp to open up
in the new year, with union men,
which does not conform to the approved camp conditions, bedding,
etc.?
A situation has come to a head
this week that sooner or later had
to reach that stage so as to get
settled once and for all the question of which, after the general
membership, Is the supreme authority In the organization, the Executive Committee, elected by the
general meeting with a member
from each district, or the business
meeting in town. The matter
around which the question centres
$8,465.77
Del. Wolls stuted tbat out of
six thousand dollars worth of bonds
recoived last Saturday there were
only a few left. He urged the support of tho committee in thc disposal of twenty-three thousand dollars worth of bonds that would be
on hnnd on Friday. The detailed
report of expenditures in conned ion
with the defenso fund can be seen
at lho Federationist office by any
officer or representative of a labor
organization, at any time.
Dsnies O. B. n. Uke I. W. W.
President Midgley referred to a
press item which credited Commissioner Perry of the North "WojM
Mounted- Police with stating thut
the O. B. U. and thc I. W. W. worn
similar organizations. He said that
the commissioner was eilher misinformed or had not made careful investigation if he muflo tho statements attributed to him.' He said
that if it had been tho desire.of
tho Western Conference to form «n
organization on the lines of thc
I. W. W. it would not have been
necessary to have formed another
organization; they could have joined
the I. W. W. Unlike thc I, W. W.,
he said, the O. B. U. did not repudiate political action, and that if it
was a similar organization it wns
strange that muny members of the
I. W. W. wcro opposing thc O. B. U.
Thc Marine Firemen reported that
they had decided to purchase $100
worth of Workers' Liberty Bonds.
The Loggers reported that the members of that organization had subscribed for $1000 worth. The secretary of the dance committee, Del.
Alexander, reported that the dance
would bc held for thc defense of
the men arrested in Winnipeg on De
comber 3 in the Dominion Hull, and
that a thousand Indies nnd a thou
sand gent's tickets had bcen print'
cd, and asked for the support of
ue workers.
Del. Wunfeh raised the question of
military training in schools. He
slated that his child had been asked
to go to school early iii order to
learn to shoot, fie intended to restrain tho child at first, but had
changed his mind, and decided that
if the child was taught to shoot that
he would teach him which direction
to shoot in. No action wus tuken
by the council on the mattor.
Itev. A E Cooke Addresses Council
The rogular routine business being disposed of, President Midgley
called on the Rev. Mr. Cooke to address tho council. He wns received
with applause, and in opening bis
remarks stuted thut when he was invited to attond, ho was somewhat
in doubt as to the motive. He hud,
howft.ver, accepted the invitation
with pleasure, and was pleased to
have tho opportunity of finding out
for himself if. the council was a den
of lions, as some woukI have him believe it was. Ho said that ho came
in no spirit of antagonism, but witb
an honest desire to .mako it a time
of mutual profit. Turning to the in
cident that had boen thc causo of
tho invitation, ho stated that at the
Open Forum, statements hud   bcen
Is the publication of the Worker,
The general meeting In July decided this was to be issued weekly.
Immediately after the general meeting, when the expenses of the convention had been settled, tlie Executive, sizing up the whole situation, came to the conclusion that
the funds did not permit this expense ef over $1400 a month and
ordered the paper to be published
made at the meeting ne had addressed  there,  tbat he could not agree
with altogether, but only partly. He
considered that they were based on
popular fallacies.    The    first    was
that labor power was a commodity,
placed on the market like nny other
commodity   manufactured   for   sale.
The  next  was the  carrying on  of
propaganda as to   class   war.    He
said that lnbor was not a thing, it
was the men.    A commodity could
be passed along from band to hand,
but labor power could not be separated from the worker.   Labor is not
a- thing but a service.   To illustrate
his point, he said that in selling potatoes the question wns if thc goods
were of good quality, und a sufficient quality.   But in the hiring of
a gardener or any other worker, thc
question  of  personal  character  entered   into   thc   mutter.    He   also
stated that the worker would wish
to know something of thc employer,
would he pay him    for   the    work
done; while the employer would wish
to know if the worker was sober,
or a  drunkard.    Would he respect
his property and ihe tools entrusted
to him.   Theso questions, he stated,
were vital things between employer
and  employee.    He    insisted    that
labor was not a commodity, but service.   He took exception to what ho
termed the fallacy   of   proclaiming
that thc employer nnd tho employee
had nothing in common, and stuted
thnt there were things    in    which
they   thoy   hnd   common   interests;
that there  was a common  interest
in muking the present system efficient, and thut  both suffered from
the    present    system.    Tho biggest
fallacy of all, he claimed, was thc
preaching of the class war.   No one,
he stated, eould deny the justice of
fhe workers claim?*, und there must
be democracy in industry us well as
in thc political institutions.   He believed that the cluss wur propaganda would deter tho bringing about of
the end of the present system, whioh
he admitted  must go.   Re referred
to thc attitude of British lubor, and
drew a contrast between the position  on the coast and that in  thc
old land, stating thnt the workers
here had not convinced- the people
that they eould rule the land, and
until they did so' they    could    uot
change the conditions.   Ho also referred briefly to the split   in   tbe
ranks of labor, und that to date they
hud not shown that ihey were capable of governing, while the British
workers had had    experience    and
were following tho policy of political action,
A number of questions were asked Mr. Cooke by many present, and
in unswer to one on direct action he
paid an eloquent tribute to the ability and honesty of purpose of Bob
Smillie in tho old land. In answer
to another question he admitted
thnt there was a clnss war, but said
that the preaching of it would only
retard instead of advance thc cause
of labor.
After the quostions wcro disposed
of 'Delegates Wells, King and others
joined in the debate, Del. Wells taking the stand thnt lnbor power, like
all other commodities, was sold on
tho market at its value, and thai
the only difference between it and
other commodities was the fact that
it could produce more than its valuo,
anfj that* it was *y the robbery of
thc workers at the' point of produc
tion, not by buying cheap and selling dear, that tho ruling class made
its profits. He also pointed out that
tho workers did uot preach class
warfare, but only pointed out that
it.existed, and was endeavoring (o
bring about that condition in society when there would be no class
wnr and antagonisms.
Del. King stated'thnt labor power
was tho samo us electric energy.
Thut the employer bought it us he
bought any other machinery or power, judging its quality by the amount
of value it could produce.
Mr. Cooko briefly replied to the
speaker's remarks, and the president, on behalf of the council, thanked Mr. Cooke for bis attendance,!
and   suggested   that   if  Mr.   Cooke
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HASTINOS   AND   ABBOTT
Phut ley. UU
Opposite Wooawwd'l
twice a month until a good work*       .    --.      . .. . , ,.     .. ....
ing balance was in hand.   Owing *rat •» ho m'«ht &ni h,msel( l,ko
to the large numbers  of strikes '
which had to be financed during I
the recent months, a big and continual drain has been maintained
upon the Incoming funds. As soon
as the Btrike calls eased off it became possible to send organizers
to Alberta, Saskatchewan a.d Ontario, where the camp conditions
are, to say the least, damnable—
so much so that unless one has actually experienced them he cannot
conceive what they are like. Double barrelled — three decker and
mur.zle loader bunks—wages $60 a
month (or 12 hour day—and so on.
The organizers there report splendid success which justifies the big
expense incurred—an expense that
will later be repaid as was the case
In Cranbrook district. Now there
ure the slack months ahead with
the expenses of the O. B. U. Convention and the January general
meeting to be provided for. Nevertheless the business meeting on
Sunday week, by a vote of 26 to
23, said the decision of the Executive was to be bver-riddon and the
Worker Issued weekly. The matter
having been again placed bofore
tbe Executive they still maintain
their original viewpoint and hnve
Instructed that a referendum on the
question shall be submitted to the
entire membership so that the ac*
tlon to be taken shall be such as
tho members desire. The vlew-
the Executive takes Is that they
are personally responsible for the
general conduct of tho business of
the organization between conventions, except when the membership
expresses Itself by referendum
vote, whon the Executive are relieved of that responsibility; and
because of their responsibility they
take such action as they feel justified in doing under the curcum*
stances, knowing that at the next
general meeting they must go before the memberB and say we did
thiB or that for these reasons and
are here to face your endorsatlon
or condemnation of our actions.
■Uut with the business meeting this
is not tho case; no one making a
motion or voting for or againBt It
hus any personal responsibility and
has not to answer for their action
to the general membership. Consequently the Executive consider that
they, representing the entire membership throughout the country,
must bave greater authority than
a business meeting which only re*
presents the individuals who attend
it. To get down to cases In this
particular instance, shall a majority of 3 at a business meeting override the unanimous vote oi the
Executive? Our membership objective Is 15,000 In 1919—50,000 In
1920! Can we make the other
three thousand within tht sett 0
weeks? Only EM a week! Oo to
it boyal Is yonr camp IN per
cent.? U not, sand ber over the
topi •-
All Economi-
cally Priced
I
Obtainable on
Termi So Eaay
Within the
Reach of All
For
—MEN—
Men's Rubberized
Tweed - Raincoats, assorted  designs;   a  real
:HP $19.50
Men's Overcoats  in all
(he newest   styles   and
materials.       Wonderful
valuo,
at, up..    ^^^^^^
Men's Suits in the
very newest styles and
materials. .Specially priced this week
end, up,
from..
$19.50
$25.00
Pop
r-WOMEN-,
$20.00
Ladies' Coats in up-to-
date stylos, . newest
cloths and colorings,
exceptional v ff'l u fl,
up,
from...
Plush Coats in three-
quarter and fuU longth
styles,  specially  priced,
from    $39*50
Ladies' Suits, the latest
New York models, extremely smart and stylish, up, *QQ CA
from    **POUsO*J
Extra!. Extra!
A speeial delivery of new dresses for Fall, in Serges, Silks,
Tricotines, etc., priced up &9A i\f\
from
DON'T FAIL TO SEE THEH
DBESS WELL ON EAST TERMS AT THB
New York Outfitting Co. Ltd.<J
143 HA8THTO8 STBEET WEST
Opposite Province Office
THE
I EASY
\WAY7
"eymour 1381.
. Slogan
Mr.  Ivens  and  J.  8.  Woodsworth,
without a church.
Mr Cooke thanked the council for
the courteuos hearing given him,
and stated that he would like to get
more in touch with the workers, but
that he could not spare tbe time
ns he was a very busy man. Thc
council adjourned at id:.'10.
Defense Dance
Don't   forget   tho   Trados
Labor   Council    whist    drive
dance on  Wednesday, December]
in tho Dominion Hall.    This <
Is being organized to raiso f un...
Iho defenso of the men nrrcste
Winnipeg.   Admission, gents I
dies 25c.
Shoes that are
"all to the good"
—you'll find them
at Dick's
Go where you will you won't find in
the West a stock of Men's Shoes that
begins to compare with what you'll
find at Dick's.   Our advertisements
tell you a little—our show windows '        _________me^m^^
tell you more—but you should come in and look over our lines-
then you'll know why we're selling more Men's Shoes than any
store in the city.
FOR  HONEST  VALUES   DICK'S  SHOES
ARE  UNBEATABLE AT THE PRICE.
We back up this sta—tement with our Store Word of Honor—
We back up this statement by our Store Word of Honor —
Brown Calf Dress Shoe
The finest shoe of its cIhhh In
Canada—in finest quality brown
ealf—made on tbo recedo laat—
solid leather »ole—rubber heel.
DICK'S PRICB
$10
High Top Boots
A stock that for quality and
value has everything in the West
"skinned a mile/'—they're solid
leather—built to stand up in any
weatber—undor any usage.
TAN ARMY GRAIN
10 ineh  top
$7.50
14-inch top
$9.00
11RU8 OAU*
14-inch  lop
$9.00
WM. DICK LIMITED
334547-49 Hastings Street East

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