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Manifesto Outlin
ing Aims and
Over Thousand Delegates
Present at Closing
(By The Federated Preaa)
(New Tork Bureau)
New Tork.—Holding that the
Socialist party Is "moribund" anil
the Farmer-Labor party merely
"reformist," the convention of the
Workers' Party of America hu
completed Ita organisation with tha
adoption of a program and the
•lection of a national central eta-
,*otive committee. The "manifesto," which was formulated In informal caucuses, was adopted by
the convention without a dissenting vote, aa follows:
"1. To consolidate and develop
the existing organizations into
organisations of militant strength
against capitalism, permeate the
trade unions with truly revolutionary elements; / mercilessly expose
the reactionary labor bureaucrats,
and strive for revolutionary leadership.
"2. To actively participate In
the elections, conventions and general political life of the country,
and through its representatives In
the legal and executive offices of
the government, to unmask the
fraudulent capitalist demooraoy
and help mobilise the workers for
the final struggle against the common enemy.
"3. To lead la the fight for the
Immediate nepda of the workers
and to broaden and deepen their
demands and develop out of every-
I day struggles a force for the abolition of capitalism,
"i. To work for the establishment of a workers' republic."
A separate labor program was
adopted calling upon the radical
•laments to abandon thetr efforts
to split trades unionism, and
Instead to concentrate upon winning over the existing trades union
The national central axeeative
*iaAH_H-_M i_uul.ts of seventeen
•neinbere and seven alternates. The
members are: . Alexander Tracht-
onberg, New Tork; Ludwig Lore,
New Tork; James P. Cannon, Kan
! aaa; J. Louis Bngdahl, Illinois; J.
(Continued on Page I)
Soviet Government Hakes
Heroic Efforts to
;       Combat Disease
By Anna Louise Strong ("Anise")
(By Cable to The Federated Press)
Moscow.—Typhus Is increasing
•telly ln the dread Samara .district
Md has not yet reaped the great'
est part of Its toll. For two
months now lt has been ravaging
the famine-swept districts of the
Volga. In a typical village of
••00 population the deaths were as
follows: September, ISO; October,
1000; November, 1600.
The Soviet government Is making heroic efforts to combat disease
and famine, using resources sorely needed for education and all
forms of advancement,
Everything must now wait until
the famine Is overcome, however.
■ven the Soviet aid is Insufficient
; though supplemented by relief
from all parts of the world. While
In Samara I saw a relief train from
Harbin In far-away Manchuria
■ending aid to the stricken.
itellef workers of all nationalities agree that philanthropy Is
only saving a small minority. Only
government credits can save the
I have filly recovered from the
typhus and left Samara recently
for Moscow, due to the splendid
eare I received In the hospital.
'Tendril Solicitude" for
Rus| $ _ Welfare Is
5 i trusted
Suspicid     Will   Remain
Regal I ig Washing-
to 5 decisions
New Tork,—"The government of
the workera and peasants of
Russia affirms that the 130 million
people ot Rusaia will not permit
others to force their will upon
them or to treat them as the voiceless objects of theh- decisions." In
other words, In a note addressed
to the American government, Commissar of Foreign Affairs Chicherin haa served notice that the
Soviet government will not
acquiesce in any decision affecting
Rusaia taken by the Washington
conference without consultation
with the Soviet government.
"It la only with the greatest Indignation that the people of Russia
view the statement that the great
powers are taking lt upon themselves to safeguard Russia's Interests," aays Chicherin ln hla note,
which is published In the January
number of "Soviet Russia." With
scathing Irony Chicherin exposes
the pretense that the interests of
Ruuia will be "safeguarded" by
the imperialist conference.
• Distrusts Solicitude
"During the last few years," he
writes, "Russia haa had sufficient
experience, of the 'solicitude' of the
great powers. Her interests are
now to be guarded by the same
governments that have been bleeding her, sending the tsar's generals
against her, trying to strangle her
by a ruthless blockade. The laboring masses of Russia understand
full well that when these powers
undertake to solve for Rusaia
questions lnvolv^g the Interests of
Russia, these questions will be decided on considerations entirely
foreign to the Interests of Russia
and to the detriment of the people
of Russia. .
"No matter what public agreements will be concluded In Washington, there will alwaya remain
the suspicion, almost the certainty,
that secret agreements have also
been made, directed against
Russia, and aa a result an additional element of mistrust, suspicion, and complications of all kinds
will be.Introduced Into International relations."
Thb not Is one of three which
the Soviet government haa already
addressed to the American government and the other powers, protesting against the pretended "settlement" of questions affecting
Russia by the Washington conference, None of these communications has ever been made public at
THE development of capitalistic society is daily compelling the workers to faoe new and unexpected situations. Events follow one aaothei at a pace heretofor*
undreamed of, and the international complications aro
daily beoomiiur more and more important to tit* world's
workeri. Current events most be interpreted ftom tho
woriong-olass viewpoint. Ibis oan only be done by a
virile and competent labor preu.
Happenings in the labor movement throughout tht
world also have a great significance tor the worken of all
oountries, and this form of news oan only be dlismilnsted
by a press dedicated to the interests of the working olass.
In order that proper aad effective work oaa be done along
these lines, working class publications must have greater
support from tha workers. Servioe oosts money, audi'
as the struggle grows keener, those papers wjiieh an
devoted to working-class interests find the struggle be-
coming harder and the difficulties of financing greater as
the days go by.
The Pederationirt has given, and will give, as far as its
finances will permit, the best possiblo servioe along the
lines referred to. But the present situation is not satis-
'factory. We are in debt. We need money so that we
I can give better service. Ihe service ean only be improved
j If our finances are augmented. As pointed out in previous issues, tjie need of the moment is more and mon
subscribers, as well as donations.
'.;  The objective set for the year 1922 is an increased dr.
eolation, the liquidation bf onr debts, and a greatly improved and larger paper. This objective, however, oaa
only be obtained if we inerease our circulation one hun-
l ini per oeat. We have realised for a long time that
jj we can never reach our goal unlets our naden will baek
«s up. Our preient subscriber! an sufficient in numben
to make our task an easy one if thay will assist Thousands of Federationist boosters throughout the eountry
tan do work that could never be attempted by the few
f men who have the control of the paper, and as the Fed-
. sntionist is a working-class paper, with only one mission,
that of serving the working elass, we appeal for the sup.
i of all memben ot fit working olass who realise,
heir position in society.
According tn the Portuguese paper A Batalha, the Portuguese
trade unionB have collected 13272
for the famine relief In Russia.—
Rosta Wien.
Auxiliary to Meet
The Women's Auxiliary of the O.
B. U. will hold Its regular meeting
en Friday, January the ISth, tn the
Pender Hall. As the nomination of
officers will take place at this
meeting, all members are requested to attend.
One dollar and fifty centa la the
eost for a six months subscription
to the Federatlonist
Street  Railwaymen  Decide by Majority Vote
tp Accept Award
By a vote ot 814 to 60S, the Street
Rallwaymen of Vancouver, ftov
Westminster and Victoria have Ae-
cidod not to strike against the putting Into effect of the award of the
conciliation board, whtch means a
reduction tn wages.
On Saturday last, a mass meet
ing was held in the Broadway thea'
tre, to consider a letter from the
oompany, which stated that the
award of the conciliation board
would be put into effect on Jan. 1.
This was altered later by the company to take effect on Jan. 6, so
that the men would have time to
vote on the question ln the three
The men decided at the mass
meeting that a referendum vote
should be tayen In the three cities
on Tuesday, Jan. 8, on the question;
Are you in favor of a strike? With
the understanding that should the
question be answered In favor, the
strike would be called on Thursday,
Jan. 5. As already stated, the vote
was adverse to the strike, and a
new agreement based on the award
will be entered into immediately.
A Mass Meeting
Of the Unemployed and Employed Workers
At 3:80 p.m.
ii Vs,s,* , > s s
Will Resist Railroad Proposals of Hugo
Berlin,—The Oerman railroad
unions have threatened a complete
tieup if the government surrenders
to the ultimatum of Hugo Stlnnes
under which the railroads are to
be made the private property of
the big Oerman Industrialists In
return for private aid ln restoring
the national credit of Oermany.
Organisation of the railmen
have met In varloua centers and
passed resolutions of protest and
resistance to the Stlnnes proposal,
which haa since been declared unacceptable ln its original form by
Chancellor Wtrth.
The federal union of technical
employes of the railroads have
taken a strong stand against pnbHtf
surrender of the roads ln a meet
Ing here. *
A general strike Is demanded by
the representatives of the Bavar-
Ian railroads at Munich ln a resolution which states that "no means
must be left untried In the battle
to save the railroads from the
great capitalists." Full support Is
promised to the national organization/
The union of administrative
railroad officials of Baden took
similar aetion at Carlsruhe.
All classes of railway employes
are united tn their opposition to
private management of the roads.
Even lf the government were willing to meet the demands of
Stlnnes, the veto by the rail employes would be sufficient to prevent realisation.
The German railroaders are organized Into a foderation of closely dovetailed unions that run a perfectly closed shop in all departments, Including the groups that
are classified as "administrative"
In the American Plumb plan for
management of the railroads,
United action by these federated
unions In their own field dictates
the policy of the government in
railroad matters.
The greatest assistance that the
readers of Tho Federatlonist can
render us at tills time, Is by securing a new subscriber. By doing feo
you thread tho news of the working class movement and assist us
Seattle. — Hopeful Americans
may regard the armament conference as a real step toward disarmament, but naval officials at
Bremerton navy yard don't. Rear
Admiral John A. Hoogewerf, commandant of the yard, recently told
the Ohamber of Commerce thut ho
expected enhanced operations of
the yard, rather than a diminution
of work, |
T. or
Socialist Party Conducts
Classes at Headquarters
Excelelnt propaganda was heard
at the Royal Theatre last Sunday
night when R, IKrk and T. O'Connor were the speakers for the Socialist Party of Canada. Dealing
with the various questions now before the Washington Conference,
particularly those relating to the
clash of Interests in the Orient.
Comrade Kirk showed a thorough
graps of his subject. His address
was followed with much Interest,
and a new Hold for reflection and
study was opened for working-
class cholars,
The contribution of T. O'Connor
was essentially sound and conclusive. He said quite a lot In the
very short time at his disposal.
Next Sunday T, O'Connor will be
the speaker and all workers ore
urged to attend the classes held on
Sunday afternoon and Thursday
evening eaeh week at headquarters, 157 Cordova Street West.
Winnipeg M. P. Gives Un'
employed Little
With little prospects of a Happy
New Tear, the unemployed met aa
usual laat Sunday. The aplrlt oi
the men was. however, ahown,
when without dissent, a motion wa*
passed pledging support to thi
Street Rallwaymen It they should
decide to strike against a wage reduction.
J. S. Woodsworth, M. P. for Centre Winnipeg, helng present, was
aaked to address the meeting, after
one of those present had requested
the committee to give him such information aa could be obtained as
to the unemployed situation Ih
Vancouver. In opening, he stated
that the unemployed of Winnipeg
wen organising, and had rMtuwU*
him to convey their greetings to the
unemployed ot Vancouver. Beferring to the unemployed ln Winnipeg, he stated that the larger number were men with families, and
that more adequate relief had been
given them last year than, perhaps
In any other olty. This year, when,
the harvesters began to return,
about two months ago, the unemployed had started to organise,
many of them having had to sleep
ln the sand-pits and the situation
was desperate, but later the Immigration hall was \thrown open to
the single men, and ln order to get
rid of these men, the policy of.
shipping them out, east and west,
was adopted, as it was cheaper to
ship them out than lt was to keep
The speaker, however, expressed
doubts as to what would be done
in the future, for the idle workers,
of the Prairie Capital, as he stated
nothing was being done to solve
the problem.
Speaking of the situation
throughout the country, he stated
It was bad, but the workers ot Calgary were organizing, and the need
ot the moment was co-operation
throughout the country on the part
of the unemployed, and suggested
that the unemployed should demand work or a decent standard
of living from the state, not rock-
Continuing, the speaker atated
that ho did not expect for any real
solution outside of a complete
change In the social system, and
that only ameliorating measures
could be put Into operation under
the present system.
In concluding, ho aaked for full
information as to the local altua<
tlon, and stated that ho would do
all ho could at Ottawa to have the
situation relieved, but pointed out
that he did not expect to be able to
do hut little.
At the close of Comrade Woods-
worth's address, tho gonoral situation was discussed, the relief being given In South Vancouver being compared wtth that paid in the
city, and one speaker suggested
that the member for Centre Winnipeg should secure information for
himself from the relief officer, aa
no one hero seemed to know Just
what rates, If any, had been set for
married men.
Alderman Scrlbblns again came
In for some criticism, and one delegate stated that the committee had
always been opposed by him, except on one occasion, this being
when cash Instead of groceries waa
asked for.
It was decided to forward a let-
terr to Ottawa outlining the conditions here generally, and particularly at Hastings Park. It was also
decided to hold another meeting on
Sunday, Jan. 8, and to change the
timo to 2:30 p.m.
Council of Workers Xmas
Tree and Entertainment
a Great Success
I The efforts of the Council of
Workers to provide some little enjoyment for the children of the un-
erh ployed at Christmas time were
a decided success, some eleven
hundred children being catered for
at the,First Presbyterian Church
«a Thursday, December the 29th,
and that number of kiddles partook of the good things provided
for them, In the shape of food, and
in addition, received fruit, candies,
nuts and last but not least a suitable toy.
The orowd was ao large that the
Church had to be used for the purpose of entertaining the children
""io could not be accomodated
the hall, whtch was used as a
Inlng room. There were eight
fittings of 135 kiddles, and ona
sitting of ohlldren and parents.
The committees ln charge of the
various arrangements were kept
busy oil day, and when the kiddles
began to arrive before four o'clock,
Ihey were kept on the Jump until
hear to nine o'clck, when the last
smiling kiddie had left for home,
comforted for the time being by
the good things which had been
provided, and happy becauso of
the gift received.
The dinner served to the children consisted of roast beef, bread
and butter, cake, cocoa, nuts and
fruit. Other forms of entertainment were also provided by willing helpers, who recited or sang
songs as the occasion arose, many
of the kiddies joining In and giving
their aid by contributing to the
programme. That they had a wonderful time was evident to anyone who saw them, and that the
efforts of the Council to give a
little cheer was not wasted was Indicated by the smiling faces and
shining eyes of the kiddies.
The committees In charge of the
various parts of the programe were
as follows:
Committee In charge of toys:
Mesdames Horsburgh, Drummond,
Sutherland, Booth, Cook and Kemp.
Entertainment committee: Mesdames Booth, McMurtrie, Hawke,
Cameron. Messrs. Sullivan, Cook,
Bate, Miller, Greenwood, Reid, Mc-
Mahon Smith, Splcer.
Refreshment committee: Mesdames Beard, Drayton, Smith, Larson, Prankow, Tether, Irving, Carr,
Wells, Lorrlmer, Cantrell, Wollans,
Curry, Rathbone, Greenwood;
Messrs. Law, Frankow, Kavanagh,
Drayton, Pegg, Padgham, Floyd.
The church was kindly lent by
the Rev. Richmond Craig.    -
Seattle.—Frank Watklin, author
of the Montesano Fair Trial
pamphlet, and special writer for.
the Union Record, died here rei
cently after suffering a five month
stroke of paralysis. Walklln, formerly connected with progressive
newspapers in the East, came West
at the time of the Montesano trial
to cover the great labor case for
the Union Record.
Later he became city editor of
that paper, a post which he held
until seised by paralysis following
a slight surgical operation in which
nerves ln the spinal column were
A Contrast
Philadelphia—Antony J. Tiene-
B-.y Was convicted here of passing
'a banknote which had been "raised" from $2 to $10. He was sentenced to ten years in the federal
'penitentiary at Atlanta. In the
same court, on the Bame day, Frank
W. Hoover and Andrew Detweller,
assistant disbursing officers of the
^Emergency Fleet Corporation at
Hog Island, wero convicted of stealing more than $10,000 of government funds. Each one was sentenced to a year and a day in the
federal penitentiary at Atlanta.
The latter two men admitted that
they staged a "fake" holdup of Detweller while he was on his way to
Hog Island with the payroll, ln an
effort to prevent their thefts being
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Ottumwa, Iowa.—Women garment workers employed at the
Hardfcog Manufacturing Company
and American Mining Tool Company arc on strike in protest or an
announcement of a wage reduction
which tho women assert amounts
to 20 per cent, of thetr present
wago. A total of 20 women, all
those employed ln the two establishments, are out. They declare that their, strike has the
sanction of the union's New Tork
Striken Demand1 Amnesty or Conviction of
Berlin.—The hunger strike he.
gun hy political prisoners at the
Felllgenstadt prison has spread to
the Narhausen and the Herne
penitentiaries and other places
where the Communists and sympathisers convicted aa a result of
the March, 1(21, uprisings are con-
lined. The atrlke has three alms,
so far aa can he learned through
the atrlct censorship maintained hy
the government.
The policy ot concealment by tha
government la believed to be Inspired by a hope that the German
Internal differences might be
healed. Publicity tor the hunger
strikers would lntertero with this
The strikers demand amnesty
tor themselves aa long aa tho monarchists, participating ln the Kapp
uprising ot March, 1920, remains
at liberty. Falling amnesty they
demand prosecution and conviction
of the Kapp conspirators. The
third aim Is to secure better treatment while ln prison.
Communist deputies In the
Reichstag have been forbidden to
visit the hunger strikers. Ail
physicians, except the regular
prison doctors, hava also been
banned. The ban is strictest at
Torgau and Llchtenhurg.
Max Hoeis, the Communist
leader In the 1921 revolt, who was
sentenced to a long term ln the
prison at Munster, is seriously 111,
unable to sit up ln bed, according
to the prison doctor.
C. N, V. X. General Meeting
The flrat general meeting of the
C. N. U. X. will be held at 61 Cordova street west, Vancouver, B. C,
on Jan. 5, 1922; the meeting convenes at i p.m. All members In
good standing are entitled to a seat,
and to fully participate In the business of the meeting.. All members
are requested to attend,
Pravda writes over the gift of
alx million francs by the French
government for the famine relief:
"In the Imperialist war the Russian
army saved the French In the decisive battle on the Memo by their
advance Into Bast Prussia. In the
old war Russia had six million
dead. The French government
wanst to pay its debts. For each
dead man they arc paling a franc,
which today has a value of thirteen
kopeks in gold.—Rosta Wien.
The Japanoso press points ont
that the evacuation of the district
of Eastern Siberia cannot be started until after tho conclusion of the
Washington conference. — Rosta
University Heads Do Not
Like His "Red"
London.—The Oxford University
authorities have suspended the
editor of tho "Free Oxford," a
fortnightly journal described as "a
Communist Journal of Youth." In
an editorial, the editor observes
thnt Oxford in thus "again branded
as a center of bourgeois class education and nothing else," and recalled that both Shelley and Lentn
had their college careers cut short,
the one by being sent down from
Oxford for his revolutionary writings, and tho other by political
"We are now freo," ho concludes, "to struggle for the day
when the portals of Oxford and her
sister universities . , , shnll be
thrown opon to our comrades of
the  working-class."
Romanian Reign of Terror Still Holds
Sway *
Radical Workers Forced
to Labor Under Terrible Conditions
(By The Federated Press)
Bucharest. — Several thousand
Rumanians, charged with belonging to radical tradea unions or to
tht Socialist and Communist
parties, both ot which are under
the government ban, are being
held under forced labor In the salt
minea of OcubeMars, Doftana and
Slanlc, awaiting trial, A large
proportion have been held from six
months to a year without trial,
soma without tieing told ot the
Charges against them, according to
Albert Boduleacu, who is attempting to keep a record of the fate of
all who are in confinement.
The moat accurate Information
has been gathered about radicals
held for trial ln the fortress of
Jilava, near Bucharest. These'
prisoners, Instead of working in
the salt mines, are ordered to clear
and drain tho swamps in the vicinity and are also employed in tho
primitive sewage and draining
works of the capital.
In one year, September, 1920, to
September, 1921, according to figures published in The Auora, 233
Socialists and Communists were
committed to the fortress to await
trial. Of these, 80 were taken
away again, condemned to hard
labor In the salt mines; 121 are
awaiting appeal, 32 have been held
over six months In "preventive
arrest" without charges, 86 have
been released without trial and lit
are awaiting sentence,
They are confined In groups of
11 to 11 In damp underground
rooms, without blankets or Unon,
underfed, and prevented from re'
ceivlng food from friends, though
many have not even been convlc
ted. Four aro under 18 yeara of
ago. Sven are held tor attending
a tradea union congress sanctioned
by the government; four are held
for "having manifested their intention of attending"; four for be
Ing brothers of convicted Communists. Two deputies elected to
Parliament are among the prls.
oners In this fortress.
An example of the ferocious sentences Imposed by the Rumanian
reaction is the four years' hard
labor ln the salt mines imposed on
the 18-year-old student, Leon.
hardt, who waa found guilty of
ringing the church bells on the
eve of the general strike.
Newport, Ky.—-The stoel workers here who have been on atriko
for some time, have been enjoined
by United States District Judge
Cochran of Covington, Ky., from
"Interfering with" tho Andrews
Steel Company (part of the steel
trust). The company has posted
machine guns on Its premises.
Strikebreakers and labor spies are
on the Job.
Hand yonr neighbor this copy of
Tho Federationist, and then call
around next day for a subscription.
Good   Sum   Raised   by
Holding a Masquerade
The great Dominion Hall at Nanalmo wns packed to the doors on
Monday night, when a masquerade
ball was held for the benefit of the
people In drought-stricken Rdssln.
Tho whole thing was a success
beyond the expectations of the
most optimistic; good prizes were
given, mostly subscribed for by the
merchants and bUH-ness men ln Nanaimo, nnd not the least pleasing
fen ture was the splendid spirit
shown 1% mo.st of the prize-winners
returning their prlfces for the good
of the cause, a. spirit that was typical of nil contributing.
It Is not known at this time the
exact amount of money raised, but
severnl hundred dollars are assured.
Dancing was kept up till 3
o'clock Tuesday morning, nfter
which n very tired committee of
both men nnd women workers
wont home worn out, bnt nevertheless very happy, feeling that a
good day's work had been dono
for a good cnuse,
Experts Leaw Conference
After Showing PoDjr
of Land Armiet
Naval Toys Not Popular
—New Weapons Ready
for Use
. By Laurence Todd
(Federated Presa Stall Correspondent)
(Washington Bureau)
Washington.—Obsolete weapon*
ot war will be scrapped, to somo
extent, and the world will' havo
groped a tew paces forward on tho
road to disarmament, as the result
of tha Washington conferonco,
which Is now .going to pieces amid
mutual recriminations and statements of alibi.
Big warships, which are worthless for the next war, have been
dropped. The conferenco has
marked their passing, and may
possibly havo hastened it by somo
Submarines, which are regarded
by the Qermans, who tried them,
as a failure, are to be retained until the rest of the governments
shall have come to the same conclusion. Tha French militarists,
whose almost superstitious awe of
the submarines has been craftily
employed by Premier Briand, havo
wrecked Hughes' hopes of a general naval limitation by their refusal to stop building this probably worthless meana of national
Poison Ota
Aircraft, which are today th* o/>-
doubted master of all effootlv*
weapons, will not be brought tinder
limitation by the conference. Thoy
1(111 continue free to distribute
ton*, of poison gas and poison
liquids over cities and hospital*
and campa In the noxt war. Th*
experts on aircraft and land armaments are leaving here for homo—
British, French and Italian—with
the understanding that at Homo
future time the land and air warfare problem will be takon up is
a new conferenco in Europo.    a.   .
Some of the experts have keen
so Indiscreet aa to talk of the telly
of land armies in an age of tho
wholesale spreading of poison gaa
from airplanes. They have aaked
whether the modern rifleman ia
(Continued on page i)
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South Vancouver Unemployed Will Present
_New Demands
At a regular meeting of tho
Council of Workers held on Tuesday evening, a letter from the
Winnipeg unemployed was read*
which stated that a workers' council had been formed, and a constitution drafted and adopted. It
was also stated that good progress
was being made.
The South Vancouver delegates
reported that they were going ln
for eight days work a month for
the married men Instead of five
as at present, and the aame scale
of relief as they wero receiving at
the present time.
A resolution was passed calling
for the Oouncll of Workers to hold
a parcel drive for Famine Stricken
Russia. The secretary waa Instructed to take the matter up with
the Secretary of tho Relief Committeo and work In conjunction
with thnt body.
After a lengthy discussion on the
unemployed situation hnd been indulged In tho mooting ndjourned
to meet next Tuesday ovening.
Woodsworth at Xunulmo.
,T. S. Wcodsworth, M.P. for Centre Winnipeg, will speak In the
Dominion Hall, Nanaimo, at 7.30
p.m. on Sunday next. A large
crowd is expected to -turn out to
hear  him.
The Petersburg relief committeo
has taken in 515,000,000 roubles
for the famine sufferers In tho
course of the laat month.—Rosta
It Is reported from Novonlkola-
jevsk that the restoration of the
most important telegraph lines in
Siberia has been completed.—Rosta
Meetings in O.8.U. Hall
For the Coming Week
SUNDAY—Irish Self-Determination League
TUESDAY—Workers' Council
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Unity at Laftor:  The Hope ot tho World
..January 6, 1922
THE BEGINNING of the New Year
was, as usual, the occasion for much
noise wd blatant nonsense, not that noise
and confusion ale not to be found st any
other time, but they are more pronounced, in ao far aa the
TBS NEW common herd is con-
YEAR AMD ccrncd, at this particular
TBI SLAVS season. The opening days
of 19-12, however, found
the world in chaos. Millions are starving, other millions are undernourished,
and on the line of aetual want, and yet
we have been told bv "prominent bnsiness men," that the" new year holds
much premise for the people of this
• •        »
As stated ea previous occasions in
theso columns, hope is the lot of the
workers. Tbtf are for ever livrnf on
expectations, bint their fend dreams are
never realized. Td many, their masters'
voice in the shape of a siren, or whistle
is the objective in life; ethers dream ef
having a "home Of their own" and a
steady job, but even such moderate desires remain unfulfilled' for the majority
of Uie wealth producers of this eountry.
Yet if we scan the returns of the profits
of industry we find that "we" have indeed
been prosperous during the put year.
What matter it if the "we" who imagine
they own the eountry are hungry, if the
country, which is their masters, has been
prosperous and huge profits reaped from
their industry. Are we not a great people? We sure are. Look how little wo
slaves ean exist en!
*>        •        •
A survey of the world today, however,
offers little hope to the slaves of modern
civilisation. At best it can only offer
them a job, a job at reduced wages like
the Street Bailwaymen, or other workers
who have been so prosperous, that their
income fer the following year is already
taken eare ef, and reduced so that they
may net amass too much of the wealth
whieh destroys incentive.
• •        •
The year MSB, has little in store fer
the workers, except perhaps a greater
dose of thst misery which has been the
lot ef the wage slave in increasing quantities aa the yean have rolled on, and
for tbat reason the only wish we ean offer
at this time is the wish that the worken
of this eonntry will take sueh steps as
twill bring them into line with tha revolutionary' working clsss movement, and
so bring that day so mueh nearer, when
we can'say, the world is the workers,' and
they can now enjoy the fruits of their
toil; any other wish would be bnt pious
nonsense and hypocrisy.
FROM PLATFORM after platform, it
has been stated that the elass struggle is a struggle for politieal power.
This is, however, only half a truth. The
final phase of the class struggle must of
, necessity be a struggle
TBS for politieal power so
OLASS that a new social order
STKUQOLB may be established, but
the class struggle itself
has an economic base which must he
reckoned with. It is essential that this
basis of the class struggle be understood,
or the development of the struggle between capital and labor, cannot be properly estimated and its progress realized.
• * •
Feadslism gave birth to capitalism, but
not before the political war had been
waged and won, and the political fight
was baaed on conflicting class interests.
The rising bourgeoise, being desirous of
securing power so that its interests should
be furthered, while the old Feudal barons
and'their supporters,opposed the encroachments and political aspirations of
the new order because it was discerned
that their immediate interests were jeopardized by the demands of thc rising capitalist class. The political struggle, however, grew and became more intense as,
tho interests of the rising bourgeoise
grew greater, and the necessity for power in order to overthrow the old order
became more and more apparent. The
basis of this struggle was, however, not
an ethical one, but one based on the
economic interests of the warring factions
in society.
• *        •
The present class struggle is the result of warring economio interests. The
working class is compelled to sell its labor power to a class in society which owns
and controls the means of wealth production. In selling that labor-power, the
worken realize that there is a power
which'is oppressive, and as the system
develops, so the manifestations of class
antagonisms which are the result of the
system, become clearer. Strikes occur.
They may be small or large, but as the
system has. developed, sp the strikes
against the encroachments of the ruling
class have become greater and' more
widely extended. The workers have organized; they have sought to have their
interests protected by parliament. All
these moves have been fought by the ruling class, beoause of the fact that they
attack the interests of those who beneflt
by the present system.
• » •
Industrial conflicts are phases of the
elass struggle, and as they become mon
and more intensified, the ruling olass has
rcetgnized this fact by the persecution of
active industrial organisation officials and
members of the workers' organizations.
Striken have been either thrown into
prison or beaten by clubs. Particularly
has this been the case in the United
States, and one has only to take a look
at the coal fields of Virginia to realize
thc olass nature of the conflict which is
raging in that country, and to recognize
that this struggle must continue until
such time as it reaches its final stages
when the concentration of both sides will
be directed to the struggle for politieal
» a *
Today the workera on this continent,
while engaged in a struggle with the present ruling olass over the question of
wages and conditions, have not yet realized where that struggle is leading them
to, and the cause of it. W. W. Craik, in
his work on the British working class
movement, says:
"As a consequence of capitalist
development, the industrial organi-
. zation of the workers acquires a new
significance in relation to the re-organization of society on a democratic industrial basis. As long as the .
trade unions did not look beyond the
protection of their craft interests, as
long aa they contented themselves
with living in and for the present,
then the Socialists niight well feel
that industrial organization, as sueh,
eould offer no real help in the revolutionary task of accomplishing Socialism. Now, however, the greater capitalism bas forced upon the working
class problems which make the present intolerable and compel it to take
issue with the system itself. Its future can no longer lie in the past or
remain in the present. It can only
find even immediate relief by going .
forward beyond the limits of the capitalist control of production; but for
this task, i, e,, the democratic control of industry, industrial organization is indispensable. Moreover, such
a task demands the re-organization
of tbe unions into industrial unions.
The re-organization of the unions is
thus a constituent step in the reorganization of society." '
If the writer of the above is correct,
and we think he is, then the everyday
activities of the workers must of necessity be the concern of the class-conscious
revolutionary movement.
* * #
In other words, the class struggle is
not a definite and positive move on the
part of one elass against another, but a
progressive and culminating movement
of an enslaved class against its oppressors, whieh the ruling and exploiting
class resists at all turns. Tho worken,
however, an being compelled to extend
their aetivities and wSl eventually take
part in a concentrated political movement for the final conquest of power,
whieh will give them the opportunity of
establishing a new order. But, as the
struggle on the part of the worken in
their daily lives, in the straggle for an
existence, is a progressive one, and one
which must grow more and more intense,
then the political expression of the movement must aid the worken in their daily
efforts against the ruling class. The class
struggle is not static. It is in a state of
flux. The workers make a step forward,
and then again they retreat, but never behind the position they left in their forward move. They are ever, by circumstances, being driven to the final step in
the struggle; the struggle for political
power, and the overthrow of capitalism,
and consequently the politieal party of
the revolutionary working class must
take a hand in the directing and aiding of
the workers in their daily efforts, so that
when the final struggle comes, they will
be as well prepared as possible for the
task of freeing themselves. The class
struggle is now on; it has many aspects;
it is never stopped, and it is a progressive struggle with a final stage to be yet
reached! its earlier and elementary progress cannot be ignored or viewed with
indifference by those who understand thc
Marxian theory, for in aiding the worken in jtheir earlier efforts, they are playing a part in the struggle whieh is essential to bringing about, as soon as possible, the freedom of the human race.
In spite of ruling class sophistryvevery
nation knows the other's standpoint, <and
that is, we are going to get all -wl can,
and while the getting is good. %\% dif."
fering economic interests will not allow
the nations to get together. Tke-same'
differences which produced tbe late war
stilt exist, and only differ in degree and
with some change in/the balance tls between the different nations, but they still
provide plenty of material for the Wis
of a new war, one which will.be even
more deadly anl terrible in its consequences, if the workers do not step in
and say we wilt have none of it, and
while that day is much to be hoped for,
it still does not appear near enough to
prevent another conflagration, owing to
the struggle for the spoils, which after
all, are the profits wrung from the hides
of a slave class.
A MUNICIPAL eleetion now faces the
people of Vancouver; unfortunately the worken will play but little part in
it, owing to the fatalistic policy of the
political movement in the past.   While
recognizing that the emsn-
OIVIO cipation of the workers
TBI will never come through
ELECTIONS   taking part in municipal
or any other elections, the
fact remains that we an still living under
capitalism, and municipal bodies are
playing their part in the obstruction of
tbe workers in their every day struggles,
and also in the efforts made to educate
the working class.
* • ■ '   «_■
During the year 1919, the powen of
municipal bodies wen very plainly demonstrated in the City of Winnipeg. At
that time, we pointed out the necessity of
the worken taking part ih all elections,
including those for city councils, school
boards and even parks boards. Recent
events in Vancouver have still further
emphasized this necessity, for during the
past year, the public parks have been denied the worken; children in the schools
have been taught the most arrant nonsense regarding working class activities
without let or' hindrance, and the city
couneil has supported, as a body, all reactionary and restrictive movements
against the worken.
*_ *        *
While unfortunately, at this time, we are
unable to take sny very decided stand in
the coming civic elections, there are, however, two Labor candidates who hava as
yet not been memben of the city council,
and at least they would be better than
thei old aggregation, and could be,.depended on to have more sympathy with
the unemployed and the active worken
who desire to use every means to edttiate
the workers to their true position, in
society.   '■    ■     ' ' ,
* »...:••
While recognizing that working elass
representatives on municipal bodies could
not materially improve the condition of
the worken, they could at least act as a
negative influence when restrictive measures were proposed, and could uncover
the real intentions of the eity authorities.
Space will not permit us at this time to
deal extensively with the subject, but before the next civic eleetion, we hope to
be in a position where we can explain
the situation, and take a definite stand
with respect to candidates who will be
in lbs field as the representatives of a
worken political organization, which will
function as such.
The latest move amongst the nations
who won the war, has been made by
Lloyd Qeorge, who says he will play with
France, if Bhe gets rid of the most of her
arms.   Playing safe evidently.
Another panacea for the ills of Europe
has been found. It is a plan to set the
world's finances straight. Somebody
has got a big job on, but Europe may die
before it is finished.
IF PRESS reports, to thc effect that
President Harding wishes more international conferences, and still holds
the belief that disputes between nations
can be settled by a face to face talk between thc leading men
SOPHISTRY of these nations, are
OR true,    then    President
OPTIMISM Harding   is   cither   an
optimist of the optimists, an artist in sophistry, or an incredible idiot, who should be in leading
strings, instead of at the head of thc
United States, as tho President of that
country. The conference its'elf, has revealed the jealousies that exist, and the
disputes which have arisen over the question of armaments, should in themselves
prove that while the competitive system
exists, the spoils will go to thc strong;
to thoso who have the might to hold that
which they have and grab that which
they desire. S
* *> *
President Harding is also credited with
saying, (for public consumption, we presume), "Nearly every war would be
prevented if the nations really understood
tho standpoint of each other." We are
not exactly amazed at this statement,
but certainly cannot imagine how he
could expect that it would be taken at
its face value after the experience gained by the activities of the League of Nations, wliich body is supposed to be composed of the representative leading men
of thc respective nations who were mostly concerned in making Germany pay,
but who, owing to the fact that the
economic interests of thcir respective
countries clashed, have not yet been able
to settle the terms of payment, and did
not even realize what making the Hun
pay for the war mean
Lenin has once again been placed at the
head of the executive of Soviet Russia.
This in spite of the opposition of the ruling class of the world, who, through its
newspapers, has had him assassinated
"teens" of times, deposed as often as possible, and hiding in Germany or some
other country more times than a cat has
lives. The Vsncouver Daily Province,
realizing the futility of killing a man who
won't stay dead, suggests that it is just
as woll that he was re-elected. We think
so, too; he seems to be on to his job, as
all the powers of the capitalistic world
have found out to thcir cost..
The Writing on the WaB
(By BT. Glynn Ward)
THIS Is the title to a pieco ot
fiction In which tho author
warns th* world tit general
and B. C, In particular, that the
"yellow peril" Is a living menace.
It takes some 300 pages to do this,
and In course of the telling we
learn .many things. How dopo ls
smuggled Into the country, for instance, and for our delectation a
dope joint is described. Then an
elopement ls staged, the entire
white population is deliberately
poisoned by the wlcUed Chinks, and
finally B. C. la bombed by Jap alro-
planes. As a book lt ls fearfully
strung together, and there are
more thrills than are usually provided by the movies in an afternoons sitting.
There Is no story, but there Is a
chain ot incidenta which serve as
pegs on which to hang tit-bits of
racial Jealousy, as a. matter of faet
the book ls a rehash of the stuff
Quite common a century back,
when tho average' Britisher believed himself to bt tho peculiar
and particular representative of
the Deity.
Strangely enough though, th*
only villians In th* piece save one,
according ta our author, are Britishers; the Asiatics, who are spoken of as "scum" are portrayed aa
hard working, frugal, persevering,
and "beating us at our own game,"
evidently they are possessed of the
virtues peculiarly required in B. C.
Th* purpose of tho book la all
that matters, however, and palpably the author designs an attack
on what ls known aa the "Asiatic
invasion," In this purpose tho book
Is a pitiable failure, for It la nothing more than a warehouse of prejudice dressed ln the tawdry tinsel
of ignorant fanaticism. The, enlightened man in tho atreet will
smile broadly when ho reads that
this is a white man's country, and
he will recall that tho Bed men
from whom the land was originally
stolen la atlll with ,us. The French
robbed him and we held up the
French, We still have the loot, and
tt is loot despite the sophistries of
diplomats and parsons.
I would advise the author to
take a course in history; especially
tho history of his own country—I
am presuming that ho la British—
and he will have difflculty.in finding anything more exciting than a
persistent record of grab and graft
on behalf of the ruling and
possessing class; Ireland, India and
Africa are examples, and our
statesmen have these countries in
mind no doubt when they say with
holy oily unction, "what we havo
we'll hold," which la onlv another
reading of the Oerman, "might ts
The fences of nationalism and
racial prejudice hav* been erected
and are kept ln order hy church
and State, priest and politician, for
no other purpose than the prevention of international brotherhood,
about whloh they rave at tlmea
and from which they hav* devised
the Idea of a God Fatherhood,
whatever that' may mean. That
Ood may be the Britishers Ood,
and If ths missionaries are right,
the Ood ol the "Jap" and the
"Chink," but aa for a common
-brotherhood when trade ia in question, well,—verb sap.
How long aro we to bt pestered
with thl* cant?
Th* Asiatics ar* stealing our
trade, we are told, and we enjoined
to quit and go baok to Asia. England has planted colonies ln every
corner of the earth with and without the permission of the natives,
and trade haa followed the flag.
We have taught the native to work
in their own country, now ours by
"annexation," on' their own land,
now ours, because with their labor
it may be made to produce a proflt
for us. Of course wo did all this
for their good, It I* the process of
civilisation, but—and trade has
followed the flag, our trade, our
flag, the native have no trade, and
had no flag until we gave them
And now the Asiatic Is doing
we have ' done, according to our
author. We must have degenerated, and yet sauce for the goose
'is good for the gander, If we were
righteous in what We did, in what
is the Oriental guilty? What
would happen, think you, lf the
"Jap" and the "Chink" turned us
out of thetr backyard, or refused
us admission? Damned imperii,
nonce, and we should rant about
their open door for ua
If the Hindoo claims India as his
"God's country" and screams
"India for Uie Hindoo" ls he not
doing exactly as wo do, and if we
tell him to go home, may he not
' 'suggest that we practice what we
It is too lato ts fan the flame of
racial hatred, on* common ti* will
toon circle the earth. Men ot every
race; creed and colour are learning
that national differences ar* the
invention of tho .dollar Ood,
Moloch, land that they have been
the supine tools used against their
brothers. Tho common people are
learning that passion, superstition
and ignorance have always been
the whips to bring them to heel.
Our author writes' luridly about
Asiatic immorality; it may be even
worse than he paints and then
there is a credit balance to the
Oriental, when th* whit* man's
conduct In Asia is taken into consideration. His tone ls that of the
Britisher in Asia, who whil* sneering at women said by the parson to
be his wife'* sister, yet builds a
harem and furnishes tt with them.
It Is a rich Joke, Is thl* Pharisee
Our outhors imagination Is fertile, but he lacks perspective aa ho
does Information. HI* book was
written to sell, but as a vehicle of
Instruction tt Is not worth the
paper lt Is printed upon. If Mr.
Ward wishes to tender hia country
service, let him Inquire who Is behind th* plot* and intrigues and
resultant wars which hav* deluged
the world with blood, and still
threaten/ He will find nw pulling th* string* to whom nothing ls
sacred except money, who hav* no
Ood save Mammon, and who can
hot a straw for country only In so
far as it enlarge* their bank
account, '
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have fresh air.
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World News in Brief Paragraphs
San Francisco.—The attempt off State secretary   ot   tho   Socialist
the Paelfle division of the Southern
Paciilc Bailroad to cut wages 10
per. eent has not yet bcen successful, the conference between the
railroad and its employees having
broken up with both aides appealing to the United States Labor
Board. Th* men feel tbat they ar*
entitled to. a raise rather than a
reduction and hava a brief to that
Boston, Mass.—Four hundred
copies of Will Irwin's book, 'Tho
Next War," havo been returned to
tho publishers, _. P. Dutton A Co.
of Ne* Tork by the Boston Central Labor Union* on tho gcound
that th* binding wu dono by an
unfair firm. Tho copies had been
sent to tho union for fn* distribution among the delegatea having been paid for by persons interested In disarmament, who
planned to distribute tbem widely
among American workingmen.
Vienna,—"Austria's new political and commercial treaties with
the Buasian and Ukrainian Soviet
Bepublic* wor* signed hero
December t. In aa Interview Dr.
Orunberger, Austrian Minister for
Trade, characterises th* treaties
a* of tho flrst Importance.
Vienna.—Four Hungarian Communists, Buds*. Klraly, Vago and
Landler—who have been fugitive*
sine* th* fall of Bela Kun, havo
been ordered to leave Austria iii'
threo days. A hint ls dropped that
tha remaining Hungarian Communists ln Austria may receive a
similar order.
The police continue their perse
outlon of the Communists, and tho
authorities havo again confiscated
the Communist newspaper "Bote
Chicago. — Unification of the
Slovenian, Croatian and Servian
Socialist party has been perfeoted
at a conference held in Belgrade,
acocrding to a radio received hero
by the Slovenian dally Prosveta
from its Belgrade correspondent.
The leaders ln the conference were
Korac, Lapcevlo and E. Kristan.
What it cost Great Britain to win thc
war is very plainly shown in the figures
of tho decline in trade whioh were "recently published by the London Daily
Herald, which reports that thc November
figures as compared with last year arises
follows: j.',
Comparing the 11 months of this
year with a similar period of 1920;
imports show a decline of no less
than £793,149,778. Comparative totals of exports for the same period'
disclose a drop of £595,116,972—&
total trade decline of £1,388,266,750.'
On thc export side of the ledger, which
is the side which shows how "prosperous" a eountry is, we find that thc following figures appear:
On the exports side nearly tha
whole of the declino in November,
1921, which reached a total of £56,-
470,152, is accounted for under the
head of articles wholly or mainly
manufactured, which amounted to
£52,599,123. Of this total cotton
yarns and manufactures wore responsible for over 11% millions, while
other large decreases were woollen
and worsted yarns and manufactures, totalling over soven millions j
and iron and steel and manufactures
thereof, over six millions.
With figures like theso before them,
there is little wonder the British people
are wondering who won the war?
party, returned to hla homo ia
Everett recently from Leavenworth
penitentiary, whero ho spent mor*
than throe year* on aa anti-militarist oharge. Ho wa* tender*! a
warm reception by both Seattle
ana Everett workingmen,.
600 Non-Co-operators in
Gaol-Unrest May
London.—Monathan IM "n*n-
cooperators" In India are now la
prison. These include C. B. Die.
th* very moderate president-elect
ot tho forthcoming Indian National
Congress, aa wall aa other prominent member* ot the non-cooperation movement, which sprang into
existence owing to tno dissatisfaction of Indian Nationalists with
the semblance of self-government
conferred upon thom by th* Oovernment of India Aot, aggravated
by th* horror ot, Amrltsar.
Under Oandhi thay take pledge*
agalnat violence, but refuse to join
in th* stato welcome to the Prince
of Wales or to. cooperate ia any
way with th* British Oovernment
ln India. Four prominent member* sf the Imperial Legislative
Assembly of India, thought not
non-cooperatora themselves, hav*
Issued a atatement saying that
th* British repressive polloy now
Inaugurated may produce outward
calm, but tho foroes of unrest ar*
bound to reappear ln a new and
aggravated form.
Oakland, Cal. — Carpenters'
Union No. 30 of this city has definitely withdrawn from the Alameda
County Building Trades Cauncil,
after the latter had refused to
accede to certain demands of the
union leading toward an Industrial
form of organisation.
Seattle.—Emil  Herman, former
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Council Reverses Previous Decision
The North Vancouver City
'Council has gone back on Its word.
In spite of the fact that at a meeting of that body a short time ago
it was decided to grant the unemployed engaged on relief work another Ave cents an hour, at a
meeting of the councU held on
Tueaday evening, owing1 to the men
quitting work when thoy learned
that they were only to get the ■*©-
cent rate, lt was decided that that
sum would be paid in future, and,
the men had to return to work.
On Tuesday the men engaged on
the clearing of Mahon Park learned that thoy were only to receive
tho 40-cent rate. They decided to
quit and go and seo the city authorities. On the way to the municipal hall thoy passed a rood
gang, who also quit. The mayor
was seen, but he Intimated that he
could do nothing without the
council, and he agreed to arrange
a meeting for 2:80. At 2.CO the
men turned up, but there waa no
council In eight; they returned at
8 p.m.', but the counoll chamber
was closed, and it was later learned tbat the city fathers had by a
special motion, decided that the
40-cent rate would remain effective
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Blanket*,  $6.00 pair 'for,
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Overalls    reduced    from
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Men's Shoes, $10.00, now
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Ten Per Oent. Off
Headlight Overalls, striped,
for $2.50
Heavy Weight Blue Headlight for....... $8.00
W. O. R. and Cluett Peabody Collars .20o
Men's Combination Under-
wear from, suit...
W. B. Brummitt
18 and 20 Cordova Street West
and 444 Main Street
Ktndllnt _rree
uta tntAxvt-—\ am, mm
(I OORDOVA sr. w.
Oocsft-TtaMe aad Modem
Price* KeuonaMe
U—t, R. WRIGHT, Pro*.
O. J. Mengel
WtlMs all classes ol Insur-
sacs. Bsprssaa-in* oaly flrst- '
olasa Beard compulse. It In-
suranoe Is wants-, writ* sr
phtms aar. MM.
Ofllce address, TU Bourd tf
Trad* Bide, Vanoon.er, aa
Greatest Stock ofl
la Greater Vaacewrat
Replete la erery detail!
41 Hastiafs Stress Wes_
mm asm.- MrM
■aster M-titts, It em. aal TJ. sa
a4u   askssl    IgMsilslslj    Miowla
aalai aarrisa,   Wjtesster f -T™
B* Ms* _•  nss.ySettaU
Ion taut wish to help The red
erathmfct. rets eats do so ay renew
tag row subscription prompUr an
sendlnt ta the subecrtpttoa of j —
Mend or neighbor.
nomas, Hunni,
UslM Offlclsls, mils ftr prloss.   Ws
In that lark hour when sympathy and best service count so
much—call up
Phona Fairmont M
Prompt Ambulance Berrlco
"A Good Place to Eat"
Now ths Now Tear la bofma*
"Keep to the Right" la a -ary
good motto.    Follow it, to ateli,
•11 Aceidonta.
Keep t» tht right, tea, wht*
you telephone. That li, ba right
in tht wtr yen telephone h# rl|fel
In courteay, ia ahort, ba right to
•11 thoBo practlcei which mikt
for food telephoning. Keeping to
tht right meant gowl territt.    .
-CIDER-      w
and Non-alcoholic wines of aB
kinds «
January «, 1J2J
Making the Most of Food
.;' How Important Are Good Teeth—
for an Appetite of Zest!
Stop finding fault nith your atomach becauae deileioua
dishes lose their appeal. More than likely it le your
teeth you must blame. Imparted to food are ihe decay germs from tooth cavities. No wonder the stomach revolts. In fact, to aU in this condition the
restoration of tooth health ls a very necessary thing.
Even if you have lost some teeth, I can replace them
so that they match and serve identically as do natural
teeth,' as individual In expression as nature Intendeds
And in every case I can prevent pain. During and
after, comfort goes with my work.
era HAsmrcw st. v.
Cornor Seymour
The Absceu
PlRiasetl tooth demand treet*
ment. Tfarongh , ray modern
method' of *c*ar*t* ditgnoait
tha preteaoa of an abeeess it
•t onte defeated tod, if pawl*
Wo to tare your, tooth, I will
do io.
DB. BBETT ANDKR80H, formnly ovmher tl th* faaalay at the
Oaltoge ef D-utlitry. Vsirtmity et Sntbern Catffornia, Lecturer
oa. Crtvn ind Bridgework, Devonetrttor In PlMewtrh Md Optra-
tirt Deatittrr. loctl and Otnanl anaasthttto.
|TAKK     MOTIOB     that     I.     JOJU
~T    AffDMSOH,    Brohw,    Tan-
wtr, B. 0., totoad t* apply to tht Coat*
 *f Loads far a iUtaaa ttpm-
lte ***i, petitlna tsd aataral gat
th* following dttctiDtd ptptnri
mtting sa a port  planted  oa the
lata at Storgatn   Buk  stoat  10
aioi wet* of too Sonth Wist c*r**r
Ut M, Bea Xtlaad. Bichmood Hulel-
.Ity, B. W. P.; thence loath 10 ehalm
wort 10 chtloa—mate north
ehtina—•oheeot oaal OO chalni, to point
coevmenceaunt, oontaining am arta al
_____» atrtt mora av list.
■LOCATED November «, 1131.
OOPEB, Brthar, Ta&oonvor, B. C. ta*
' to apply to  tto  Contniliiiontr ol
 i for a Ufitqoa to pronpect for coaJt
■iTtlenra and) natural gat ovor tho fol-
"-iaa dtaozthod prtftrtr:   CoBuntnotng
______ a peat planted oa tho tidal date at
^ Brecon Bank about 80 chaina waat ot
e aonth weat corner ol Lot 4, Rango T,
il* leland, Biohmand Municipality, N,
D.; Uenot awth  SO ehalm—thfnct
________  i BO ehtina—thtnet north go ehtina
■tbeaee eaat M efcala*. to point tf com-
leemtnt, containing an area  of  OdO
roa more or lew.
LOCATED Kevtmhtr t, 1131.
fAKB     MOTICE     that     X,     JOHN
 BNET ANDERSOB.  Broker el Taa-
■ aver, B, 0. intend to apply tt tht Com-
■ itaitaor tf Landa for a licenot to mna*
at for eoal, petrolnm and natural gu
or tb* following described property:
inmesemg at a port planted on the
Itl flats tl the ftrtahtrt tr hank of
ilnt Orer. New Westminster Dlrtviat,
oat 160 chain* north weet ol DUtrlet
814, Point Oray—thenoe aonth 10
^aina—thence  eaet   00   ehnini—thence
rth 10 ehataa—ihtace woat 10 ehtlae,
I point of commencement.
LOCATED November Oth, 1M1.
Island, Blohmtad Municipality, V. W. D.;
thenoe watt 00 ehaint—thoneo north 00
chain*—thenco east 10 ehalne—theae*
■oath 10 ohttu tt ptlnt ti commenot*
meat, oontaining an ana of 640 acrea
mere or leu.
LOCATED November 0, 1981.
HOOPEB, Broker, Ytneonver, B. 0.
intond to apply to the CommUiioner at
Lands ior a licence to proapect tor teak
petroleum and nataraJT gaa ovor the
following described property: Commencing it a poet planted on the tidal Etta
•t Sturgeon Bank, abont SO chains wtrt
tf tht South Weet corner of Lot 17, Boa
Iiland, Richmond Municipality. N..W. D.;
thenco aonth 80 chain*—tbence weat 80
ehaiae—thence north 80 ohaine—thenet
eut 80 chaina to point tf oemmenceraeat,
aontalnlag aa area of 040 aoree mora or
LOCATED NoTcmber 0, 1921.
ANDERSON, Broker, Vancouver, B. C.
intend to apply to tha Commiuioner of
Landa tor a licence to proapect for coal,
petroleum and natural gu ever the
following dmribed property: common*
Ing at a poet planted on the tidal flats
at Sturgeon Bank abont 80 chains weet
of the north weit eorner of Let 81, Range
7, Lull Ialand, Richmond Municipality,
N. W. D.; thenoe south 00 ehalne—
thenco woat 80 chaina—thence north 80
chaina—thence net 80 chaise to point
of^ommenoemenl, containing an area at
040 acne mare or ltw.
LOCATED November I,  1981.
fourteenth teab. «n  tOE BRITISH COLUMBIA FEDERATIONIST TANdonvro, r q
Lumber Worked   ~~~-**-**»
News and Views
Lumberworkers Industrial Union
of Canada-Coast Branch
OaO to Oonrention to be Held on#)9th, 19*2, to be composed of tho
ttb, IMS.
. OFBB. Bnhor, Vancouver, B. 0.
■**-*•__* awii to tht CommiMlanor ef
-tu At a liteact tn nmpeet tor coal,
Mleam aad natural gu ons tht
lifting doeoribed property: Commene-
g at a pert plaited on tha Sonth But
mer at Btrttoe tr Ut 88, Ttwnahip
'lta Mnaielpolitr, Ntw WwtuiuUr
strict; thaneo Wut 80 chain*—thence
_irth 10 chaina—thence Eut 80 ehaiu
■khneo Sonth 10 ehalne, to ptlnt tf
■LOCATED NoTomber 10th, ltn.
■tpPEB,    Broker.    Vancouver.    B.    C.
^i'«d to apply to the Commiuioner of
Inda for a licence to prospect for coal,
Kroleum tnd natural gas over the
Rowing described property* Commtne-
f at • post planted on tho tidal flats
Sturgeon Bank about 80 ehaiae north
the Sonth Wost eorner tf Lot 17, Soa
and, Richmond Municipality. X. W..__».;
nte west 80 chains—thenu north 80
Halni—thonco   eaet   80   chains—thence
ith 90 ehaint to point of commence-
nt, containing aa tree of 840 ecru
re or lets.
.OCATED November 8, 1911.
■WPER.    Broker,    Vancouver.    B.    C.
•ahd to Apply to the Commissioner ef
nds for a licence to prospect for coal,
iroleum   wd   natural   gu   over   tht
Bowing described proporty:    Commonest a post planted on the tidal flats
tht south wut corner  of  Lot  314,
tnt   Orey   Municipality,   N.   W.   D.;
wut 80 chains—thenoe north 80
|*in_—thence   cut   80   chains—thence
ith 80 chains, to point of commence-
containing an irea of   640  acres'
ire or leas.
■LOCATED November 0, 1991.
JOPER, Broker, Vancouver, B. C.
lend to npply to the Commissioner of
nda for a licence to prospect for coal,
troloum and natural gaa over the
lowing described proporty: Commenc-
t at a pott planted on tha tidal flats
: Sturgeon Bank, about 80 chains west
the South Weit oorner of Lot IT, Sea
ANDERSON, Broker. Vaneourer, B. 0.
Intend to apply to the Ounaiialoner of
Lands for a licence to proapect for coal
petroleum and natural gu over tha
following described property: commencing rt a pott planted on tho tidal flate
at Sturgeon Bank about 60 chains writ
of the Sonth Weat comer of Seo tion 18,
Bang* 7, Lnln Ialand, Blohmond Municipality, N. W. D.; -then*., soutli 04
chains—thanee west 80 chains—thenet
north 80 chains—thence tut 80 chaiu,
.to point of commencement, containing U
area tf 840 acrea more or leu.
LOCATED November 0, 1091.
German   Minister   Will
Still Have Power
to Exclude
Berlin.—The official Prussian
ban issued by the minister of the
interior ln Juno against the
appointment of Communists to any
office has been lifted by the new
minister, the Socialist Severinr,
who has, however, retained the
power to exclude from office under
certain conditions either Communists or other extremists.
Severing^ new order acknowledges that the original ban was
"The exclusion of Communists
from appointive office violated
Article 130 of Ihe federal constitution which guarantees freedom
of political opinion to officeholders." says Severing's new ruling. "Thc order of laat June is
therefore rescinded.
However, if the candidate has
by overt act attempted to achieve
political entla hy violent revolution or intends doing so by violence
tho ban against him Is to remain
In force for thc safety of the state
for Twenty Ture we hava luued this Ualea Stamp for utt undtr onr
Pucerul Collective Bargaining
Forbids Both Strikes and Lockouts
Disputes Settled hy Arbitration
Steady Employment and Skilled Werkmanehlp
Prompt Deliveries tt Dealtra aad Publie
Peace and Succeu to Workeri aid Employers
prosperity ef Shoe Making Cemmuittei
At loyal talon mtn and women, wa aak
Jta to demand shoei bearing the abora
Union Stamp oa Sols, Insole u Lining.
Colin lowly, Qwwtl fr._ld.al    O-trtot li. Bslat, Omttl aee.-T_._a.
Fresh Out flown* Funeral Designs, Wedding Bouquets, Fot Plants
Ornamental aad Shade Ben Seeds, Bulla, Florists' Sundries
Brown Bros. & Co. Ltd.
18 Hastings Street Hut TM Oranvllle Street
Sermour 988-878 Seymour 8818
0X10* HADB
The |M.T. Loggers' Boot
Htll crdsrs ptrsonslly tltndsl tt
Guaranteed to Hold Caulks and An Thoroughly Watertight
MacLachlan-Taylor Co.
Successors to H. VOS & SON
Neit Door to toners' Hall
Phone Seymour 858 Repairs Don. Whil. You Walt
As an illustration ot what can be
accomplished by even a sign o< organised effort upon the part of the
loggers, we would like te point out
the following facta:
During the winter of 1818-1819
tha boss loggers announced their intentions ot outting wages 81.80 per
day when the camps started up in
1818, but the loggers decided In
January, 1918, that they would organise themselves for the purpose
of raising their wagc_ and atandard
of living ln the camps.
Thia was accomplished, as any
man working fat the campa during
that time is well aware of, the boss
wae compelled to build new bunkhouses, bath houses, and dry
houses; furnish blankets ands
sheets, Improve the quality of the
food and cooking in the camps,
and raise wages 12.00 per da;. This
happoned when the loggers wer.
Dulng 1888 the boss loggers got
busy and organized his forces to
destroy organisation, aad this is
what tie haa partly accomplished
by working inside our organisation
and using a part of our membership (who were cither paid, or had
ulterior motives) and the actual
labor spy to destroy the Lumber
Workers' Industrial Union st Canada.
There was also the trouble arising out of the piece work aystem
introduced by the boss whieh the
membership did not understand,
therefore allowing themselves to
bt.'ome divided on the question.
They havs succeeded' to the ex-,
tent that they are able to keep the
majority of the active members out
of camp by "Hick's blacklist," and
by shipping men to the coast from
all over Canada.
in order to regain what we hav.
lost by the bosses stool-pigeons,
and the disgruntled part of the
membership we will hava to sink
our personal differences and Investigate the "piece work system" the
"black list," snd the method of
educating the men who have been
shipped out here from all over
To do this we are calling a mass
oonvention to be held on January
r_at Dtltvory to AU Parts of Tea-
couvtr, Mit Oray, Ktrritdife Sout_
vancoum ud Banuby.
139    HA8HKGS    STBEBT    BA8T
' Hunt Sty. 9162
rbgne Her- IM
9200  MAI*. STBEBT
PliMW Fall.  1(89
Phone Sty. CH.
Pork,  Pork. Pork,   on   silo   Friday
ond Saturday.    Genuine Hind Lprs
of Pork, whole or ball.   Beg. __c
par lb., eitra special, par lb._»Vio
On salo Friday tnd Saturday, our
famous Shoulders of Pork. They
only weigh from 4 to 7 His.
Rej. 25e lh. Kxtrs specinl,
lh :. 15V.0
Choice Lags of Voal, por lb.  2So
Choice Shoulders of Veol, per lh...22c
Choico Loins of Veol. por lb 26c
Choke Stew Veal, per lh 18c
Prime Own Roasts from, lb. li'/s'
Prime Rolled Rousts,  per lb..._0_
Prime   Bolllns  ftcef,   per  lb.
We have scented a primo tot of
fresh kill, d Lefts of I.unib, the
lines! wo hove hud this jver,
and -we are sure thtt when we
put them on sole on Fridiy tnd
Saturday that they will aall just
liko bot cokes, tnd wo tre
making tbe prico right Rog.
40o lb.    Extra speeial, lb...36c
membership and delegates elected
from campa on the following basis
of representation:—
"All members t. bs seated must
be fully paid up to December Sist,
"Tits Executive shall appoint a
temporary commltte. who ahall examine all cards, and all members
fulfilling the above requirements
shall bs seated and the committoe
"The convention .hall then erect
a committee who shall examine >h.
cards of all members and delegatee
who have not been seated, aad report their findings to the convention, who shall act upon them."
"The convention to he open to
members only, and the convention
ahall be the authority ot th. organisation while In session."
"The usual committees shall be
eleoted from the floor of the con-
Signed on behalf of tho Coast
Coast Branch Secretary:.
The general convention of th.
Lumber Workers' Industrial Union
of Canada will be held at 61 Cordova Street West, Vancouver, B.C.,
on the 16th day of January, 1888,
the convention convening at 10
The basis of representation will
be one delegate for the flrst two
hundred members, and one additional delegate for each .succeeding two hundred members, or
major fraction thereof.
Signed on behalf of the General
Executive Board,
Oeneral Secrotary.
Compensation Board cheque,
now await the following: L. B.
Hartlln, claim No. 7989S; Emil
Kauppi, Flnlnndor, claim No. 17,-
'668; George Kearney, claim No.
71686; Frank Gray, claim No, 11,-
489; Patrick Flynn. claim No. 79,-
999; Wm. Campbell, claim No. 77.-
025; Charles Anderson, claim No.
81896; Edwin Andersen, claim No.
88447; Thomas Nickelson, claim
No. 81986; Daniel McDaid, claim
No, 66677; Ed. K. Glomset, claim
No. 88110; John Ellsenger, claim
No. 67364; Gordon McBain, claim
No. 64956; James Olund, claim No.
66749; Tod E. Nesbitt, claim No.
69990; James McNaughton, claim
No. 06220; Donald Wm. Thorburn,
claim No. 69944; Alfred Wel|n,
claim No. 68324; Michael Solomon,
claim No, 72146; Nil: Sohyck, claim
No. 86429; Oeorge Albert Smith,
claim No.'88680; Aubrey White,
claim No. 76684; Frank Parker,
claim No. 78818.
pau. ______
Any one knowing the whereabouts of George W. Pond, please
pom mil n lente with goneral headquarter--, 61 Cordova street weat,
Vancohver, B. C.
Frazer Lnmber Co.'s camp:—
Wages, $20 per month tor experienced b-.shmen; three swampera
fired a few days ago tor not being
experienced men.
Phoenix. Lumber Co., out of Red
Deer: Tie camps, 15c per tie; skidding of ties 2c per; accommodation) of the poorest. Trying to get
Oovernment Health Inspector put
there to condemn the campa.
Burt Mt. Lumber Co, at Coal-
spur: Hiring men at $30 to MO per
month. .Some tie makers going out
next woek. Accommodations none
too good, but considered to be the
best outfit in the country this winter.
MoPherson's camp and Harg-
wen: Wages from $2.2u to $2.60;
board |1.20.
No signs of opening up any new
work so far, but the coal mines
are taking on a few men. i
Prim* T-Bont  Roftats,   fron,   lb,„28c
Prims   Sirloin  Roasta   from,  ll>...2Bc
Htm Spcc-Sl
W* will put on Kali; aa Vrlisy amt
Saturday, grimi-m Hind Legg of
Smoked Sugnr-cui'fd Hum, tpecin]-
ly oared. Hug.. _.s lb. Kxtra
ipecial,   per  lb  SO'/aO
Tou can either kave a whole one or
a half.
If yoa ean't afford to bay a Ham
or a slab of Bacon try one of our
Famous Sugar-Cured Boneless Cat-
tsg« Rolls. They're flne for boil*
Ing or frying. They only weigh
from 4 to 7 lba. Reg. I8e per lb.
Spcoial, per lb  SS'/aC
Oa   aale,
our   Famous
Butter, 8 lbt
On    sale,
our    Fineat
Creamery Butter, 8 lbi
. ..91,80
From 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.
B. 0,  	
B. 0. JW
'tie Eggs, per das..
ia Egss, per dos. _-
nana HAMJ
We tre headquartera fer Baaoksd
Sugar-Cured  Picnle  Hams,   excellent for bolllns.    Ret.   28e
lb., spseltl, per lb. OSYi.
Siloed   Streakr   Bteos,   psr
SSo, 4.0 tnd 48t
Workers Party
Formed in U. S. A.
(Continued from paffe 1>
B. 8alutsky, New York: Henry
Askell. Illinois; Mrs. Marguerite
Prevey, Ohio; B. T. Allison; Ohio;
A. Bittiemun, New Ttorkj Arne
SwabccU, Illinois; CalelT^ Harrison,
Illinois.; Robert Minor, Now York
Jay Lovostone, Now York; Moyer
Loonln, Michigan; A. J. Anderson,
New York; William Veinstone,
| Now York, and A. Wilenkin.
The alternates are: Charles
Bakor, Ohio; Earl Browder, Kansas; William F. Knise, Illinois;
Jack Carney, Illino!-.; Edgar
Owens, Illinois; Harold Ware, Now
York, and Thomas O'Flnherty,
New York.
The alms of the party, It fs specifically set forth, slmll be gought
by constitutional methods.
More than 1000 delegates
atenderl the closing session, which
witnessed the most violent debate
of the convention when the program outlined in the fivo points
quoted above waa Introduced, Tht
fight against the adoption of the
program was led by Dennis Batt
of Detroit, leader of the Proletarian party, who doclared:
"I hoped for a revolutionary
party of action. You offer no definite declaration oo the Third
Internationale. This program Is
offorcd for tho 'rubber stamp' of
the convention."
He declared th* memben of th*
central executive commltte wer*
mostly a "hesitating, compromising aggregation, with no real
standing as leaders In the labor
movement. You ar* forming a
'mess party," not a 'mass party.'"
Batt aserted th* proposal to g*t
labor Into the revolutionary movement by the meana proposed waa
"a beautiful dream, but a silly
idea. My experience convince* me
that this party will deteriorate and
degenerate, just aa the Socialist
party haa done."
Batt and two other membera of
the Proletarian party were given
full and free opportunity to express their opinions, but when the
vote came the program was adopted without chance as aulw'tud.
by th* committee.
;, A.Letter froaa Eaaaloops
Editor B.C. Federation^: in
pursuance wtth a auajfeaUon to let
ydxi know of thlnga la thla locality,
which ar* af lntereat to th* work-
ens, and your reader* generally, Z
write you thia letter.
J We hav* organtwd aa economlo
class in order that thoa* of us who
care to do so, may meet and study
and discuss tbe problems that confront us. Last winter, some 10 of
us studied Bugles' 'Socialism, Utopian and Scientific," Marx's "Value,
Price and Profit." and Leckie's
"Economic Causes of War," and the
results of that study were so satis?
faotory that we are repeating the
work this winter.
We are now taking up "Socialism, Utopian and Scientific." and
the discussion which enues, the
different views hold and developed
are hot. only interesting but profitable. We meet each Tuesday night
at 7:20 in the Loggera Hall.
This Is one of our aetivities , We
have organized a Labor Party to
got action nlong the political lines.
We made our Influence felt in the
last election in th* defeat of the
government candidate and by that
action, although It was not carried
on by the party officially, we have
drawn the agricultural and induatrlal workers closer together, which
Is the thing to be desired on several
The workers elected a man who
waa nominated by the agricultural
workera, and though the press
claim him as a "Progressive" candidate,, he Is only pledged to th*
Progressive platform ln that lt
stands for "true democracy." Mr.
MoBrlde la really an independent.
Now, (a municipal election Is
pending, and the Labor Party haa
three men in the field for aider-
men, and have indorsed the candidature of Mr. Colley for mayor,
Wo hold it is high time in every
municipality; provincial riding and
Dominion constituency, that working men ahould be aspirants for
office aa the machinery of government Is breaking down from top to, t , , , »
bottom under the financial lead NO Limitation
which the working class is carry-'
Our activities are not confined to
the educational and political aspects alone. About a year ago we
organised a Co-operative atore In
Kamloops, and opened o grocery
business on May 1, 1921.
This venture Into tbe realm of
business has been successful from
the start.    Our management haa
!been careful and efficient, and our
jliusiness the first year showed a
ttlr meaaure of profit
' j Should our membership give the
Wore/the loyalty that auch an or-
" ionization deserves from the working claas, our permanent success is
'assured, and all we need Is a volume of business to warrant the enlargement of our enterprise to
oarry goods of other kinds. Thua
the ,Co-operative store wilt stand
between the peoplo and an excessive 'price for necessaries which
wo' must have in order to live.
yituated as we aro, on the main
line of the C. P. R., we see the
unemployed .situation as perhaps
some others do not. For a period
of nine days during the month of
November, an average of 62 were
counted beating their way west
over .the C. P. R, alone. All were
not counted at that Work now
being done ls bound to shut down
as. the winter advances, nnd the
Shows Her Seal Intention
With Regard to
(By Ths Federated Press)
Washington.—Japan's treachery
to her promise to get out of Siberia
le again indicated, on the eve of
8iborlan discussions by the 'ar
Bast committee ot the Washington
conference, by the terms ol her demands upon the Far. Eastern Republic, cabled to the Chit* government's delegation here, and by Ihe
statement from the government of
tbe Far Eastern Republic that
Japan proposes a ten-year tobacco
monopoly ln Vladivostok, to bo
granted by the Merknlor bant
now lp charge of that city under
Japanese guns.
"At the Dalren conference." the
message says, "Japan presented
demands. . . . That Japan as I sub,
.softs be given -equal rights and privileges with citissns of th* far
Eastern Republic; abolition of all
laws limiting ths righto of Jan.
ansse subjects; destruction of tM
fortifications In Vladivostok ana
tbo Maritime rrovlnce, the right
of Japan to maintain military
guards In the Far Eastern Republic.
"Acceptance of these demands
would mean that tha repubtlo became a Japanese colony. Tho
Washington conference not only
hns not limited Japanese agrssslve-
ncss in the Far Bast, but It seems
to have given the incentive to
Japan to seize Russian territory.. •
The Japanese are carrying on
negotiations for a loan of 5,000,000
yen to the Itferkuloviteo, for which
the Japanese are to get machinery,
the Vladivostok docks nnd *
tobacco monopoly on Vladivostok
for ten years."
'The Parting of the Ways*!
WIMO to the recent split Intstarvlng beoause of a lack af
to Airships or Gaa
(Continued from page 1)
his trench has not become as obsolete as the savage wltb his bow
and arrow. . They even ask bow
the tanks ore to be sure of their
own usefulness in the next war, If
aircraft can pour down from the
skies a great blanket of heavy
gasses which can enter every
slightest crevlos ot the tank and
kill its crew at the flret breath of
Breaking Cp
French delegates, under Instruc-.j
tlons from Briand, have run ths
conference ashore, and lt ls breaking up. Briand Is playing the game
of European mastery with Lloyd
George. He holds one possible
trump—the right to build submarine* in which French conscript
seamen, whose lives would be
counted off before they left port,
might sink a great many enemy
ships in the event of war with
Britain. Ths British will not sacrifice their own seamen in submarines, and anyhow they stand to
lose their merchant ships if submarines are retained.    Thsy have
Socialist Party of Can-
tha following state-
keen issued by those
mta-ber* wko ara dissatisfied wtth
tb* attitude of the party in Van
The "Qreat War" marked the
limitations of capitalist imperialism, no further expansion being
possible, save at the expense of one
or other of the predominant rival
imperialisms, and divided the capitalist world into two great warring
'camps in. order to decide as to
whloh of tbe Imperialisms. British
or Oerman, should be predominant. The result of the struggle—
of ths destruction of million* of
th* working class—of the productive efforts of that class for many
years—was the rising Into predominance pf a new Imperialism,
that of th* United Statea Not only
w*r* th* capitalist Interests divided, th* mask was also torn
from th* majority of the Socialist
partial of the world, revealing
thtm la tk*lr trus light. Sooial
patriot* who had assumsd a po**
as revolutionaries by tbe mouthing
of revolutionary phrases.
Th* *pl|t between the revolu
tloavy Socialists and th* Social.
Patriots has been still further extended ae a result of th* proletarian revolution in ROssia a_uj
ths Institution of the prol*tarlaa
dictatorship. Th* mouthings shout
th* negation* of democraoy because ot the dictatorship, Indulged
In by tbe leaders of the so-called
Socialist parties, has stamped Iked
as the reactionaries they really
are, and In. every country un
der capitalist rule can be observed
the rising tide of worklng-olass
The old Imperialisms are breaking down, hastened on their
downward path by the revolt of
the toiling masses ln the colonial
dependencies. The Inanclal mat-
nates of the United States are now
the arbiters in world politics and ar*
busy endeavoring to restore th* social balance In" order to maintain
domination over the exploltod
masses of the world. Increasing
repression of the working class hy
terroristic methods, th* ds-
pression of the standard of living
In order to obtain cheaper commodities, th* boycott aad blook-
ade of Soviet Russia, are event*
which mark the progress of tk*
ruling class towards unchallenged
Th* dislocation of Industry and
commerce ls world-wld*. Million*
ot numbers of tk* working class
are unemployed aad ooqipelled to
exist upon such doles H ttay ar*
abl* to foroe from thtlr capltaliat
masters.    Wltb half   th*    world
tried to rule out Trench aubmar-
situation is bound to become worse 'ne> nore •* * moral and human!-
as time goes on. tarian plea.   Foiled In  this,  they
This fs the situation, briefly from aeek » compromise.     Briand   re-
a working class angle In Kamloops,
and I thought it might he of intorest to tho working claa» readers
of the Federatlonist, and if it is
worthy of insertion tn the paper, I
will thank you for your courtesy
in printinir it.
Yours  for  the  greater   general
understanding ot our problems.
A.  H. B.
T. A. Barnard's Letter
Editor B. C. Federationist—Sir:
I was rather agreeably surprised at
the tone of your editorials this
week, following T. A. Barnard's
letter, and so soon after the election debacle. It must mean that
we have learned from the eloction,
that we cun not adopt an extreme
uncompromit-Iug attitude, and at
the same time gain any great number of readers or adherents to our
Regarding the Federationist eleotlon policy of not advertising other
than S. P. C. candidates, some of
us feel tbat an exception should
have beon made to the nominees of
thc F, L. P. at any rate in constituencies, where there were no candidates of the Socialist Party, suoh
an nt NewfcWeHtmlnster, where Pet-
tlpl<?co was running, and we think,
helped along with our own propaganda considerably.
As a new year's resolution, could
wo not agree to give and take a
little with other Labor bodies, and
nt election times get together and
agrco on mutunlly assisting candidates and letting the Socialists contest, Home seats and the F. L. P,
others.   In the municipal fields, dl-
jfVlde the slate so that not more
than the total to be elected, are
nominated from the workers. To
me lhe above seems to be ln line
with the spirit of Left Wing Communism, an infantile disorder, and
I believe lt will pay ub to get tho
workers half-way or even less to
our way of thinking, when it will
be easier to make them into good
.Socialists; whereas, by attempting
to make them Into real closs-con-
sclous Socialists at one fell swoop,
often hu a tendency to restrain a
man from joining us. As you say,
we must work within unions or
other parties of workers instead of
as lt appears that we are talking
to and being applauded by the same
small minority of voters all the
From yours most sincerely,
To-night (Friday) the Junior
Labor League will hold an educational meeting at 121 llth Avo. K.
Members and others Interested are
Invited to be on hand at 8 p.m.
Thursday, December 20th, the
league held a whist drive and
dance, the proceeds of which were
allotted to the beneflt of the J. L.
L, and Spartacan F. C. The affair
was a success In every way and will
be reseated oa Turedaf. Jaa. in*
fuses.   He watts for Lloyd George
to "oome across" with the defensive military alliance which Is the
goal of the French government
just now In preparation for the collapse of lte continental system of
anti-Russian states.
British and Japanese diplomats,
alarmed at the probable defeat of
their Four Power treaty in the
Senate, have been busy behind the
scenes. Now Tokyo announces
that Japan's dignity will not permit her to accept a guaranty of her
own security from the other three
powers, and hence the Four
Power treaty will be modified to
apply only to her possessions outside Japan. After this face-saving
concession' it is hoped that the
Senate will ratify tho agreement.
In that event Japan will still be
hosf of Shuntung and Korea and
Hughes Is In a state of mind
where, as one wit remarked, "he is
once more geting the election returns from California." He sees
the breakdown of the hopes placed
in htm for early general reduction
of armaments and the removal of
causes for future wars. The
causes for a new war have been
Increased, If anything, and Briand
and Lloyd George have called
conference of their own, with
Russia and Oermany included, to
deal with the economic situation
upon which tho fute of Kurope depends. They have used thc Washington conferenco as long as lt
suited their ends; now they discard It, leaving their envoys to see
it decently adjourned.
Historically, this conference at
Washington will mark the beginning of the end of ruinous Investment ln armaments in time of
peace. Fifty million dollar ships
will not be popular ln future, as
naval toys. And lt wttl probably
mark the beginning of a series of
conferences among the dominant
powers of the earth, whioh will
gradually establish the International habit of discussing further
reductions In armament and In
military preparation of all kinds.
But It will do nothing toward the
liberation of tbe peoples of the Far
East, and nothing toward the abolition of wars.
It merely leads up to the meeting of thn British, French and
Russian diplomats in the economlo conference In February. After
that conference we shall know
whether peace is ln sight In Asia.
You may wish to help The Fed-
eratlontet. You can do so by renewing your subscription promptly and
sending In the subscription of your
friend or neighbor.
at Cotillion Hall. Dancing and
whist will ensure everyone a good
time, so a large turnout lo expected.
The football team meeta Bea*
consfield at King Edward High
School to-morrow afternoon at
2:30. Any further Information may
be obtained by phontng Fair. 1019
av k'ttir   aASA.
RutiileM PoUcy of Political Murder Exists
in Germany
(By Th* Federated Pros*)
Washington.—How ruthless ha*
bssn the policy ef political murdsr
Instituted ln Germany during th*
past three yeara against Communists aad other radicals by th* reactionary parties Is told In figure*
published In a pamphlst whieh ha*
reached here from Berlin.
Since January, ml, th* reae-
lonary partisans hav* killed III
persons for purely political reasons. In the same time the Com*
munlsta are credited with hating
killed 11 of their enemies.
There ar* 184 murders listed
"fatal accidents," 81 as purposely
shot, 80 as shot while escaping, 11
executed after court martial, T
lynched In prison, and I killed by
bombardment of an open olty. Th*.
Communists shot 10 In reprisal,
arbitrarily killed I others and
court martialed 1 victim.
This docs not cover the defense
and taking of Munich, when the
Communists killed 13 reactionaries
and the Intter. upon gaining control, shot down SOI besides those
kilted In actual lighting. What th*
German reactionaries call a "fatal
accident" Includes the bayoneting
and smashing of the skulls of II
radical prisoners In one group.
German courts have inflicted 8
capital punishments, 1 life sentence and 239 yoars In prison for
tho 11 Communist murders. For
the 319 murders committed by the
reactionaries they huve given 1 life
sentence and 31 years' Imprisonment.
Every render or Tho Federatlonist can render valuable assistance by renewing their snbscrip-
tlons as soon ns they are due, and
and by Inducing anothor worker to
subscribe. It due* not lake much
effort to do this.   Try It.
Albert Lea, Minn.—A _en_ation
was sprung when an affidavit mad*
by Charles Dowd and other strikers, acknowledged by Dunn, attorney for the strikers, and Died with
County Attorney J. O. Peterson,
charging Arnold Chrlstenson and
Charley Dobsloff, heads at the
Albert Lea Packing Company, with
an attempt to get picket men oa
duty around the plant to drink
moonshine whisky, whtch th*y believed was to get the picket* drunk
so they would commit violence and
their cause would be lost.
stuffs, the workers of tk* etkdf
half are starving because of a s«*»
plus. Oapitalism cannot eaaf
without markets. The only maiM
which can absorb tha product* mm
allow Industry to operate Is *_•
war market. This then Is tM
we hav* to face. Wart with Its}
destruction *f members of tke
working olaas, with th* case*, co*).
fusion, and suffering of workln#.
daw HT* latensifled a thousand-
fold. This—er revolution! In thff
face of this task which confroabi
th* working clsss. w* tad la*
revolutionary (iffi-lt among th*_
toitere of this North Anwrlean cms
tinent, even among thoa* organ!***
In labor anions, than la tonal
among th* exploited msasss *f
othtr nations. No excuse, howotar
plausible, a* mouthing et tenUa
tionary phrases, can altar tk* faot
that th* Socialist parties ot Nor*
America bar* failed to brlag lat»
being a rtvolutlonary organisation
of th* warktag class..
Ib* Socialist Party at CatstAA,
one of th* clearest et Ik* Haf*-*
group* oa tM* conUa*at wkk*)
has carried on educational wacfe
for many year*, bat whloh hae aat
attempted to guid* tk* worlds*
eta** la It* atruggle* against IM
capitalists masters, ka* aaw be*»
faced wltb th* qusstloa ot anUM
tion ts th* Third UUmatlonal,
Upon tkis 4UMtloa *f aflllatton, «t
going forward iat* Ik* workm«
masses la order to organ ls* tb***
for thttr revolutionary taak, tk*
•arty haa *»hl
Jn th* faoe of a regrouping m
our Imperialist msstera la order M
maintain world domination, ae-
cotapanl*d as It Is br a world-wld*
attempt te atttl farther enalar*
th* working messes, thos* whos_
we hav* hitherto looked upon a*
revolutionary Marxists, refus* t*
accept th* taak which th* Inter,
national Communist movement ha*
laid bsfort thtm. ,
To thnt th* academy I* pre.
psrabl* te w*rk among th*.
masses. Ia the academy let thta
stay. Tbat I* tk* real position of
tk* party—aa academic Insttta*
tlon; aot a political party of tk*
working class. Whil* la th* put .
w* hat* worked with thoa* wh*
bar* voted ngainst the Third, w*
ean do so no longer. Thalr path*
their attitude of non-partlclpat_m
In every dar affaire of th* worker*
1-kds to sterility. W* refuse tip
follow that path. Ia a parted <f
social changes, of oka* upheaval
w* refuse to shirk tk* burdea
wkick klateriaal d«rst*»a_*at haa
placed ■*•* aa A* a political
party ol tk* working alas* w* wM
endeavor to do that work which
ha* hitherto been neglected.
To the alliane* of tk* capital*
ruler* auwt be oppoced a* International revolutionary workla*
clan. Tk* l*sus before tk* revolutionary working eltas la tk*
Third International and proletary
Ian centre), or tht IH Interna,
tlonal aad eomp-omt** witk th*
exploit.-* To n* th* road la clear, ~
We will go forward witk tb* r*r*a
lutlonary worksrs of 'tk* Third
International. Th* road I* bard.
but tbe goal la worth all th* hard*
ship* of the task before us. L*l
th* slogan «f the Communist manifesto become a reality. "Worken
ef all eountrioa unit*, yea hav*
aathlng to tes* but yeur chaina"
Signed ea behalf ef twenty members of tke «i P. of C.
Wr mite ItdiM' Ora-nts
Bi|tt Man ia Viammr
-tk* aoaal In styl* .ad asaart.
aas* of any offered la Caaada.
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hss bean meet mcoes-fsL Ott
equipment Is neat ctmpMt. Bates
•-MO par noatk. ror tkt ett-
vtaleaet ef tbote werbttg wt tit
rpea tnalltt. ftt eut-Ottawa
patron very M-ltcMI* _cc.it-
nodsttesj eta bs bad. As ws sn
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by typelatssaal oaly. Write at
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AnalrHd ud Contraiitd from th* Ifantlaa
ud Darwiniu PolnU of VU*. by BUm
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Skiei tnd Capital-Hi fro* lh* K*rlh u4
luki th* World itf* for Indsutrttl Oatw
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Cloth Edition, Do Luxe, $1.00. Tlib whole edition of 2,0M
copies la a Chrli-tisws gift to the safforcn by famine In Rami*.
Kvcrr copy sold mean* a whole dollar to Umn and modi edoo**
tlon to the bnyer.
"On« of th« mont *xtr*nrdiB*rj and HnlhiUtl*f booki I hi?* *t*r n*L
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THIS wll! be the subject next
Wednesday evening, when Dr.
W. J. Curry will continue his
course on Evolution. Illustrations
of the various Htiatas of the sedimentary rocks will be shown with
some forms of life peculiar to the
The development of coal measures nnd chalf cliffs will give the
audience some Idea of the vast ages
during which life was evolving on
the planet. A brief review of the
last subject "The Origin of Life,"
will be given.
For those who have not yet at
tended, this will be a good time to
Btart coming, Meeting at F, L. P.
Hall, 148 Cordova street west.
Vanconver Uniona
OOUHCU--President, _. w. Hatley;
ItenUry, _. O. Smith. Meets Ird Wad-
aadey taek sunt- ia the Feeder Hall,
teraer ol Peader asd Howe street,.
note gey. 101,
' «U—Meet, eeeoDd Honday la the
■oath. Preaident, J. B. White: aeerelarr, B. H. Heolande, P. O. Bel s«
seed Vrleklsyen or mason, for boiler
worka,   ete.,   er  surble  aatten,   pheae
Brlehleyer,' Union, Labor Temple.
*nv.tm,... ./WW, —... »v—y.-.
SERVICE man meeta leeond snd
foarth Wedneidiyi of each month, at 01
Cordova St W., at I p.m. Ju. Firnham,
O. B. U.—Preaident, H. Grand; lecre-
tary, O. O. Miller. Heeta 2nd and 4th
Wedneidar in eaeh month In Fender Hsll,
earner of Fender and Howe Streets.
Phone Sermonr 391,
AtiocilUon, Local 88-52—Offlce md
1*11. IKS Cordova Bt. W. Meets flrat
tod third Frldirs, • p.m. Secretary-
treunrer, T. Nixon; bnalneu tgent, V.
Cumber   wobkkrr'   industkial
:   UNION     OP     CANADA—An     indue-
Mil    union    of  ell   workeri    In    log-
t snd, eonitrnetlon campa.    Gout Din
The Movies at Hastings Park
_._ut snd Oeneral Headquarter!, 01 Cor-
flora St. W3 Vancouver. B. O. Phono Bey.
I860. J. If. Clarke, general men. tary
treunrer; logal advisera, Maura. Biro,
Maedonald * Co, Vaneonver. B. O.j andl-
ltn, Meun. Buttar b Chiene, Vancouver, B. C.
B. O.—Formerly Firemen and Oilera'
Union of Britlah Columbia—Meeting
Bight, flrat tad third Wednesday of each
Month at 108 Main Street. President,
Dan Carlin; vice-preuident, J. Whiting;
ftoeretary-treuurer, W. Donaldson. Ad*
Areas, 108 Miln Street, Vancouver, B. 0.
Vietoria Braneh Agent's address, W.
Francis, 687 Johnson St., Victoria. B. O.
. ratora and Piperntngers of America,
Local 188, Vancourer—Meets 2nd and
0th Thursdays at 148 Cordovt St. W.
none Sey. 8401. Bnsiness agent, R. A.
on Bridgemen, Derrlckmen and Slggert
tf Vaneouvar and vicinity. Meeti every
Monday, 8 P.m., In U. B. U. Hal), 104
Pender St. W. President. W. Tucker;
flnanolal aeeretary and buslneas agent, O.
Anderson.    Phone  SeymourJtOl.
THB feme that haa been created
Cor the unemployment camp at
Hastingi Park Is now reaching
far and wide. From as far aa Montreal comes the news that the authorities of that city are becoming
interested In the stunt as perpetrated at the above-mentioned institution. It is really not at all
surprising after all that the Sun
and other journalistic luminaries of
Vancouver have said about the
camp, that the "wise men of the
East" are Interested. The same
journals that one day will wax fulsome in their praise of what passes
for food to the men and the next
day. publishes reports of "complaints" by the men at the camp,
over said matter; that says in one
issue that everything is satisfactory
and then reports "mutinies" by
those supposed to be satisfied, that
lauds on occasion the cleanliness of
the men and camp, and then announces that the men are "lousy;"
that state, to the effect, that the
men are only too eager to work,
and later that the men are lasy
and wont work, may beautify the
horizon back east But those who
have followed the rainbow advertisements of this "the laat Oreat
West," and now find themselves
stranded at the park, fail to see the
colors that are painted.'
As before stated, certain people In
Montreal are eager to learn the art
of dealing with the unemployed,
Having tried various schemes, from
giving the men a certain time to
leave town, to shipping them like
cattle to thc prairies, and from cutting wood to breaking rock, or fllling the jails with the unemployed,
the authorities in the different cit-
lew Westminster, meets overy first tnd
third Friday ln the Labor Temple, Royal
Avenue and 7th Street.    Engineers sup*
tiled.     Addreu   Seeretary,   1040  H_.mll*
m   Street,   New   Westminster,    B.    O.
Phone 5037,
Employeu, Pioneer Division, No. 101
■—MeeU A. O. P. Hall, Mount Pleasant
lit and Srd Mondays at 10.15 a.m. and
a>.m. President, F. A. Hoover, 2400 Clarke
Drive; recording-secretary, F, E. Oriffln,
047—Oth Avenue Fast; treaeurer, E. S.
Cleveland; flnanelnl-eeeretary md busl-
Mu agent, W. H. Cottrell, 4808 Dumfries Btreet; office corner Prior tnd Main
»U.   Phone Fair 8604R.
America, Local No. 178—-Meeting! held
Irst Monday la eaoh month, 8 p.m. President, A. R. Gatenby; vice-president, D.
Lawson; recording' aeeretary, 0. MoDonald, P. 0. Box 608; financial secre-
tary, T. Templeton. P. 0. Boi  608i
Meeta lut Snnday of each month at
| p.m. President, 0. H. Collier; vice*
arealdent, E. H. Gough; secretary-
fcreasnrer, R. H. Neelands, Box 68.
B.  C, meeti every   Tueaday   evening
»t 8 p.m. In the 0. B. U. Hnll, 804 Pen-
ler Bt. W.   Seeretary, E. Horsburgb, Pen-
of the O, B. U. meets on the third
Fedneiday of overy montb.    Everybody
Provincial Unions
Victoria and district trade!
aad Labor Council—Mneta flrat aad
third Wednesdiys, ftnlghtj of Pythias
Hall, North Park Btreet, at 8 p.m. President, 0. Siverts; vlee-preildent, R. Elliott ; secretary-treasurer, E. 8. Woodward, J*-^J^iJ>^yi«l^JLJ____
The Psychology
of Marxian
(By H. Rahim)
A work that all students
should read. Can be obtained
from the
B. 0. Federationist, Ltd.
Price SOo Per Copy, Postpaid
fles, are in a quandry as to what
next to do. To such people, the
Hastinga Park device looks Uke a
panacea. That Is If the local press
doea the scheme up in a palatable
form, and so far as the Sun is concerned, it has been done brown.
One day last week, the men "doing time" at the park were witnesses to an attempt by a newspaper to capitalize their conditions.
They were assembled In the dining,
room for the mid-day meal. It was
not long before they were conscious
of a lady mounted ln a prominent
place with a camera. It Is said
that she wae there in the interests
of a Montreal newspaper. When,
as it was thought, the stage was
set, the men were asked to face the
camera. Contrary to this request,
however, the scene became a pandemonium with protests being
raised from all parts of the spacious room. If the machine had a
handle on It, lt might have taken a
moving picture in fine shape, for
there was movement everywhere.
As a picture of what was intended
to be a set of men with contented
faces, it was a failure. The men
very soon impressed themnnij-Ula-
tors that they had come there to
eat, and not to pose as movie stars.
If they had come with the camera
later on in the day when the too
frequent "pork and beans" were
placed before the men, there is no
telling what might have happened.
AttemptSi such as the above, to
capitalize the unemployment con
ditions in the city, only serve to re
veal the depths that the capitalist
press will lower itself to, ln order
to flnd ah apparent basis for its
campaign of falsehood. It would
be well for the unemployed ln other
cities to also learn of the conditions at Hastings Park. They will
no doubt be reading ln the press of
the cities in which they also are
unemployed, the fiction that we
have .to read ahout this Institution.
One reason alone for them learning the facts, Is that they will be
enabled to combat any attempt to
duplicate Hastings Park in other
cities. The people who alone can
give the facts, are the men who today, through economic circumstances rather than choice, are inmates of that institution. The
writer would therefore on behalf
of the committee representing the
men, advise the unemployed ln
other cities to write to The Federatlonist for the actual facts of the
situation, in which case they will
receive an authentic statement
from the men themselves at Hastings Park.
(By Evelyn Sharp)
(Federated Press Correspondent))
LONDON—(By Mail)—It would
be well for the British Government lf it could at this-
Juncture conceal from its left hand
what lt ls doing with Its right. For,
while it is offering peace to an Ireland that has successfully resisted
Us domination, it is goading Nationalist Egypt Into becoming another outraged Ireland.
- Lord Allenby's letter to the
Egyptian Oovernment, following
upon the rejection by the Egyptian delegation of the Foreign
Office terms of settlement, con-;
firms the British military occupation of Egypt, which Great Britain
ls pledged in honor to have terminated before now (during thc
war in point of fact), and destroys
Egypt's hope of Independence or
self-government for an indefinite
period. The effect upon Nationalist Egypt Is, of course, what the
effect upon Sinn Fein Ireland was
of the breakdown of the old Home
Rule movement in 1914.
A policy of passive resistance—
Sinn Fein for Egypt, in fact—involving a strike of civil servants,
a general strike, and a boycott of
BrltlBh goods, hus already been determined on. Whether passive resistance will lead on in time to
armed resistance, as it did In Sinn
Fein Ireland, will rest entirely with
the British Foreign Office, who
have It in their power to turn
Egypt into a friend or a bitter
eneniy, and at present seems ro-
solved on the former course.
In India also, tho repercussion of
the Irish peace treaty Is likely to
be a strengthening of Nationalist
opinion, and for reasons similar to
those responsible for Egyptian unrest. Lord Reading's original pacific policy is gradually turning
Into t he usual suppression of free
speech and search for sedition in
every assembly of Indian politicians.
This month, the numbers of unemployed In Great Britain reach a
total of nearly two millions, which
means, at a moderate estimate,
that about one in six of our population is living at a starvation
level. Not less destructive of industrial prosperity Is the continued
capitalist attack upon wages and
standards of living, wage cuts
alone up to the present time affecting some 7,000,000 people (including dependents).
The striking memorandum, < just
issued by the new General Council
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Berlin (by mall).—The international conference of societies for
the relief of Russian famine, just
held here, has struck a very different note from that of the government conferences at Geneva and
Brussels. The participators ln the
former were really interested in
relief, whereas the latter were
thinking only of Tsarist .debts.
The most moving speech came
from Mr. Cottrell of the Society of
Friends, who said that Communists, far from being favored in food
supply, took their chance with the
rest. Several Communist officials
with whom his committee deals
have died. England, he said, bore
a full share, of blame for the
catastrophe, because of her subsidies to Kolchak, who ravaged the
area where the famine la now
'of the Trades Union Congress, Is a
flne document of refusal on the
part of organized labor to "accept
the theory that the proper function
of industry is to provide a bare
living for the worker and an opportunity for wealth accumulation
for the employer." The worker, tt
says, "has a moral right to elalm
Improvement ln working conditions," and this claim cannot be
resisted legitimately "until every
form of privilege Is abolished and
all artificial costs on industry are
The memorandum proceeds to
point out the economio delusion of
proving that greater, not less, output results from shortening of the
working day. This is proved incidentally also by experience in
Russia, where,, since the Revolution, better organization of Industry, coupled with the workers' improved working hours, have raised
the output even above that of prewar times—the enly European
country, I believe, of which this
can be said.
The statement of the General
Council, representing as It does at
least 6,000,000 organized workers,
is a timely one, for the attack of
the employing class upon wages
und conditions is only part of the
general uneconomic policy of governmental economy, in which the
Ministries of Labor, Health and
Education, have been specially signalled out for drastic economies.
U.   S.   Senator   Scores
Brutality of Allied
(By the Federated Press) .
Washington—In language more
bitter than ever before haa been
heard in the senate in criticism.of
the treatment of the Russian Republic' by the governments of the
Allies and of the United States,
Senator Borah marked the passage
of the 120,000,000 Russian famine
relief appropriation by an indictment of the crime of these govern-
ments against Russia; and by a demand for Immediate recognition of
the Socialist Federated Soviet Republic,
The Allies," he said, "established a system of cruelty and of inhumanity, the' like bf which has
not characterised this-war or any
other war, It was the treatment
based upon the narrow, Intolerant,
bigoted policies which have
wrought havoc to all Europe during
the past three years. *
"We are greatly moved today by
recounting the faot that ln Russia
there are hundreds of thousands of
childron dying for want of food;
and properly wo are moved. I recall the fact, however, when the
Inhuman and Intolerable blockade,
after the armistice, was established
against Russia, at which we connived; when hospital ships carrying
medicine and sustenance -and relief to the citizens of Russia were
kept out of the ports pf Russia.
We paid no attention to the dying
children of Russia at that time,
and raised no voices in their behalf.
"We cannot escape a part of the
responsibility for the condition
which exists today In Russia; we
owe lt not only to humanity, but to
charity, to change our policy. They
have a government ln Russia which
has existed four years—the only
government set up after and as a
result of the war which haa been
able to maintain itself single and
alone even against the connivance
and conspiracy of the other governments ln Europe. France, upon
two separate occasions,-has assisted in sending military expeditions
into Russia for the purpose of further harrasstng, disturbing and demoralizing the situation in Russia.
The English government haa connived at the policy which has been
pursued, and the government of
the United States has either connived at It or has refused to raise
a voice in condematlon of It
"If I had my way about it, 1
would recognize the government
that now exists In Russia. I do not
care whether you call lt a Bolshevik government or what you call lt,
lt fs the government de facto. We
did business with the old Csar government for 160 years, and a more
cruel, inhuman and bloody govern*
ment never existed upon the face
of the earth.   .   .   ."
Borah argued that If America
had treated Russia fairly two and
a half years ago, the Russian children would not now be dying like
flies, and the bitterness and bloodshed of these years would have
been avoided. He reminded the
senate of the propaganda reporte
carried every 30 days in much of
the press, to the effect that the
Russian government was in collapse.
In the course of the debate,
Shields of Tennessee opposed the
bill on the ground that the suffering In Russia had not been sufficiently proven. Wadsworth of New
Tork wanted part of the money
used to give college educations to
Russiun youths—"of the kind of
education which we Americans believe Is sound and wise and civilizing." Dial of South Carolina, a
textile manufacturer, moved to cut
the appropriation in half.
Watson of Georgia suggested
that lf the United States would recognize the Russian government,
the latter could raise funds at once
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An Appeal to Left Wing
Members of the S. P. of
The provisional organisation^
oommlttee of the recently formed
Workers Party of Canada, haa issued the following appeal to the
Left Wing section of the Socialist
Party of Canada:
Comrades—The beglning of the
world revolution, as the aftermath
of the Oreat War, either floundered or completely shattered the Socialist parties everywhere. Out of
the debris there evolved a new
revolutionary force, the Third International, guiding the world proletariat to the fulfillment of ita historic mission.
When the flrst glamor of the
Russian revolution faded away;
when it became apparent and generally understood that it was not
merely a Russian revolution in a
national sense, but was the beginning of a new era, an epoch of revolutionary struggle, then Socialist
parties felt it Incumbent upon
themselves to declare for or against
this new epoch.
Declaration for, meant allegiance
to the Third International; declaration against meant an agreement,
open or veiled, with the old Second,
or Its successor, the Two-and-a-
Half International. A neutral position was impossible.
The revolutionary wave, which
shook the well-organized Socialist
parties, could not leave unscathed
even the somewhat self-centred S,
P. C.
Tour party had always declared
itself a revolutionary Marxian
body- It eschewed the Seeond International and boasted thereof. The
Second, declared the S. P. C. was a
mish-mash of reformatio organisations, without revolutionary purpose. For two years, after the November revolution, you pursued the
even tenor of yonr way, while other
American Socialists parties were
killed, as was the 8. D. P. of C, or
irretrievably broken, as was the E
P. of A,, on the question of alignment with the Third International.
The quietude of your party was
rudely broken In the beginning of
1921, by various of your members1
declaring that the question of affiliation with the Third International
should be discussed In the columns
of the Clarion. Thla was ceded to
the membership by the D. E. C,
and for almost a year various opinions have been put forward—for
and against affiliation. From the
flrat it was evident that the majority of the Intellectuals of the party
were against, while, on the other
hand, among the lesser known
lights, lt soon became evident that
the feeling was distinctly In favor
of affiliation.
The D. E. C. finally decided that
a referendum should be taken, but
not before some dissatisfaction had
been expressed at the delay.
The results of the referendum is
now coming through, and Vancouver local, undoubtedly the strung-
hold of the party, has voted 87
against affiliation, with 24 comrades
ln favor, these figures excluding, of
course, those members not ln good
from the wealth of the Baku oil
fields sufficient to feed all of her
starving people now and forever.
A split is now Inevitable. Th]
educationists will reorganize an
continue their philosophical wall
ings. But you—the Left Winger
who stood out clearly and square!
for the Third, what will you do?
We, the provisional organ iiatlo
committee bf the Workers Party <
Canada, know the place for yoi
We ask you to line up with us, t
give us your weight, your euppoi
ln order to fill the crying need <
the day, a working olass party i
the masses.
Tou, the Left Wing section, hai
already set a shining example '
the general membership. If y<
oome over, others will undoubted
follow your lead, for you but e:
press the general feeling of ti
rank and flle.
We appeal to our militant con
rades of the S. P. of C. Tou coi
not remain any longer with a mor
bund party that refuses to recoj
nlze the hlstorio mission of tl
workers, and it's own mission ,<
leadership. It Is not a party .
Action and Struggle, It is but a
educational sect whose aim Is I
make all workers 100 per cen
Marxian, an admirable expressic
but one whieh puts them out <
toueh with the masses of the wor)
The revolutionary tide Is aweej
Ing the world, Its velocity varyin
lt Is true. Any moment the wav;
may break. Will lt flnd you ui
prepared, unorganized?
The W. P. of C. Is here. We li
vite you to link up with us. Th
act would Join the revolutions,
forces from east to west of Canac
Out of the political chaos of tl
past has now evolved a stror
party of struggle. If we live, .
we are successful in our task, thc
all the storm and travail throug
which we have passed in politic:
evolution will have been wort
If you decide to break indefinite
ly, and eome into our ranks, the
we welcome you. On the othc
hand, If you decide to know mor
about us, our party conventloi
whlch will take place In March, :
open to you, Information conn****]
ing which oan be obtained from oil
secretary, W. Morlarlty, 8a Grans
Avenue, Toronto.
Signed: F. J. Peel, F. C. Custanc
T. Buck, J, MacDonald, A. Lyon
J. T. Hill, J. Bolohuk, M. Buna
W. Morlarlty, Provisional Organ
dation Committee, W. P. of C,
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