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The British Columbia Federationist Apr 25, 1919

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(Inc«riTo"r) -H-50 PER YEAR
Duncan's Plan Was Not
Approved by DeL
Many Matters Dealt With
at Last Night's
Laat night's Trndes and tabor
Council meeting was decidedly in-
tercsting aud brought to light the
opposition that is existing to the
proposal to form tho One f'_
Union Early in the proceedings
Del. Pritchard asked for tho floor
on a Question of peraonal privilege,
whicPwas grantod. Del. Pritchard
stated that in the Seattlo Union
Becord had appeared a statement to
the effect that ho had supported the
Duncan plan of forming an indua-
trial organization, and that he had
been informed that J. Duncan of
Seattle had written to J. H, McVety stating that he (Pritchard)
had approved of Duncan's plan. He
Itated that this was untrue, and
that what ho had said was "that
there might have been merit in
Duncan's plan, if times had have
been normal, but that in view of the
faot that they were not, it was useless to ask Sam Oompers to commit suicido in so far as his position
in the labor movement waa concerned." He further stated that he
was of the opinion that tho Duncan
plan was net an honest effort, but
rather an attempt to retard the
new movement.
Tho second matter pertaining to the
0. B. U. was a statement of President Edwards of tho Machinists,
Looal 777, to tho effect thnt the
charter of this local had been revoked, and that the funds of the
local were tied up. He itated that,
because the loul had voted $400 to
the central committee of the Western Conference to assist in the propaganda for the 0. B. U., this action had been taken. He also stated
that tho por capita had been paid
to dato to tho international, and
that they owed nothing. Ho also
reported that P. Bengough had been
instructed by tho international to
take charge of the funds, and that
the local treaaurer had refused to
•ign any cheeks that ho had asked
for. Later in the evening the coun*
cil, on a motion made by Del. Midg.
ley, decided to assist Local 777 in
the effort to resist the objects of the
international in seizing the funds of
ihe loeal.
Gang-no lad Orders-in-Oouncil
A communication was recoived
from tho Dominion TradeB Congress
dealing with tho orders-in-council
as to banned literature and tho censorship, which stated "that many
of the restrictions had been removed, and that the order-ln-council
as to assembly had beon repealed.
In tho communication tho 0. B. U.
was referred to and further statements and actions are   forecasted.
New wage scales were presonted
by th* Painters, and tho Firelighters. These were referred to the
wage scale committeo, which roported favorably, and the council on
the report being presented, endorsed
A communication was received
from the Now Westminster Trados
and Labor Council enclosing a resolution passed by tho G.W.V.A. of
that city, calling on the government
to provide omploymont for all able
citlsens, and sickness insurance, and
asking for the council's endorsation
of tho same. The communication
was filed.
A communication was received
from B. W. Bakes calling the coun*
ell's attention to an ad in the Prov*
ince whieh was inserted by an or*
phanage in the city, advertising
boys for work, tho boys boing over
12 years of age. This was referred
to the committee on child welfare.
Industrial Relations Commission
A communication was received
from the Industrial Relations Commission asking the council to submit evidence either oral or in
writing. The council, after a motion to table was dofcatod, decided
not to appoint any representatives
to appear before the commission.
The business agent reported that
he bad assisted in the formation of
the Janitors' Union, and the Cannery Workers, and that the janitors
had decided to take in both sexes,
and any nationality. He also reported on |il> visit te Seattle to deal
with the 0. B. U. question, and
the exchange of cards in the event
of the project going through. Del.
Pritchard supplemented tho report
by stating that the Soldiers and
Workmen's Councils in Seattle and
Taeoma were formed of men who
were members of organised labor,
and that they would endeavor to
get In touch with the looal Returned Soldiers and Sailors' Club, with
tho object of acting in unison. He
also stated that the council in
Beattle was paying ont a thousand
dollars a month for the support of
men who had been unable to get
employment since thtir return from
the Front. President Winch stated
that whilo he recognlted the importance of the work that the socretary had gono to Seattle on, that
ho should not have taken leave of
absence without the consent of the
executive. After a little discussion
the matter was droppod, it being
understood that in future tho request for leave would be sought,
.The secretary pointed eut that he
had secured the services of the vice-
president while he was away.
The Butcher Workmen reported
thnt they were endeavoring to secure early closing on Saturdays, and
thc Hotel and Restaurant Employoes
asked for the support of the council iu their efforts te organise thc
White Lunches in the , city. Tho
CoopcrB reported that they wero
•till on strike, but that the Frnser
Cooperage Company was fair. The
Canadian Brothorhood of Rullroud
Employees asked for tho support of
the council in their efforts to secure
Uniform conditions all through tho
Men on Strike at Princeton   Number   600—
Funds Needed
The B. C. Loggers Union has
issued the following appeal to all
labor organizations in the province.
The appeal is self expla—-'_._4i(J
thero is no doubt that tl tt*****r~
organizations will assist i« ue limit
the loggers in their flght:
"To tho Members ef Organizod
"At Princeton there are 600 men
on striko against the attempt of the
Tierncy Construction Company to
introduce a ten-hour day for a wage
.of $4.00, with board $1.20 and hospital $1.50. Tho men demand an
eight-hour dny—wages $4.00 minimum, board $1.00 and hospital $1.00.
'Ovor 400 of them are members
of the B. C. Loggers' Union. The
strikers sny they will stay with the
scrap to the limit. It is up to you
to*say whnt that limit shall bc.
'A central striko fund is created
to provide for the needs of the
strikers. Tho B. C. Loggers' Union
wired guaranteeing $500 a week ns
long as necessary. The men are
putting in their own feeding department.
"All contributions will be kept
in a separate fund and any balanco
unexpended will bo returned pro
"Follow-workors, the flnnncial end
is in your hands.   What action, will
you take!
"Tours for emancipation
"from the wages system,
Wage Increases Granted br Oity
CouncU to AU Ita
Calgary,   April    22.—The    civic
wages disputo in Calgary has been
settled amicably. This was the outcome of tho joint meeting of the
committee   appointed    by    Mayor
Marshall, consisting   of   Aldermen
Mahaffy, Adorns and White, and a
committee of three representing tho
men. Practically all the claims put
forth by tho civic federation have
been .m2£i_ii*jl8'i ■3e*n8 •3U*; *■*■ shad-
■fi-gratf JhttA\   easea gjiuj-j f*,r jn
.        ...» instances.  These latter
cases included the senior captain in
the flre brigade and motor mechanic.
The former  asked $165  and  waa
granted $'60; the latter $160 and
$155 was agreed upon. Tho salaries
of the inside city hall staff were
likewise satisfactorily arranged.
Victoria Machinists, 456
At tho rogular meeting held on
April 17, it was decided to reduce
the dues by $1.00 (one dollar) per
month. This, of course, applies only
to those membera who were affected
by the recent corresponding increase.
Reports wcro given by the District Bonrd delegates to the effect
that the report of the meoting of
that body published in The Foderationist of tho lltu inst., was incorrect and misleading, inasmuch that
tho Victoria delegates strongly emphasized that the Victoria lodgo was
unanimously in favor of tho One
Big Union, and furthermore, no delegates from tho larger Vancouver
lodge, (777), which also is in favor
of the 0. B. U., wore present.
This leaves, according to the board
representation, only tho smaller
Vancouvor lodge (182), and Westminster, 151, as on record againBt
tho propoaed now organization.
Will Victoria members please note
that noxt Saturday afternoon, 26th
April, a special meoting will bo held
at the K. of P. Hall to discuss the
One Big Union, the six-hour day and
its ramifications. Visiting members
Janitors and Elevator Attendants
Male and fcmnlo Janitors and
Elcvutor Attendants aro invited to
attend an organization meeting, to
be held in the Lnbor Templo, on
Monday, April 28th, at 7 p.m.
Future Sunday Meetings
WiU Be Held at This
Well-known House
It is the intention of the Federated Labor Party to continuo thc
Burnley evening mootings throughout tho summer months if the attendance warrants this, and thero has
been no appreciable sign to suggest
ony other action. Tho Columbia
Theatro has been thoroughly renovated and haB been secured for
meetings such as have now been
continuously carried on over a year.
Mr. J. S. Woodsworth la the
speaker on Sunday next and haB
been requested to speak again on
tho Bubject of "Our Enemy
Aliens." Meoting will begin as boforo with music at 7.30 p.m.
North Vancouvor Branch Ib holding a social mooting at the K. of P.
Hall on Wednesday, April 20, and
thc success of aame is already assured by the sale of tickets on both
sides of the Inlet.
The Fernio Branch ia holding a
May Day eolobration to which
locals east and wost of them have
boen invited, and E. T. Kingsley
will be present to holp out with the
speaking part of the programme.
Meetings will also bo arranged at
several other points at whion Mr.
Kingsley will speak.
country, and stated that a 'strike
vote had been taken. A resolution
was passed pledging the -support of
the council, and copies were ordered
sent to tho governmental departments dealing with the matter.
Del. Gregan movod that a reading
room bo established. An amendment was mado providing for the
appointment of a committee to report on the mntter. The amend-
ment was adopted.
Del. Midgley reported that tho
directors of tho Federationist were
going to make an appeal to the
unions in tno province for fundi to
start a daily paper.
A notice of motion wns made to
amend tho constitution to provide
for only wnge earners to be seatod
ou the council, same to bc working
at thcir trado or in thc pay of thc
organized labor movement.
Several locals reportod lhat they
hnd donated sums of monoy to the
Soldiers nud Sailors' Club, and tho
council voted $100 to this organization.
TUe council brought a busy
session to a closb nt 10.45 p.m,
United Warehousemen's Association
The last moeting of the association prior to the amalgamation will
bo held en Wodnesday evening,
April 30, at 8 o'clock. All members
are requested to attend, and are
also expected to note that all dues
are expected to be paid up ts the
end of April.
Draws Illustration from
the Methods of
the Ants
The EmpresB Theatre was well
filled Sunday evening last when W.
W. Lefeaux held the platform on
behalf of the Socialist Party of
Canada at their regular propaganda
The speaker referred to severnl
questions which had been recently
asked by membera of the working
class, viz.: "What is the medium
of exchange used by the Bolsheviki
In Russia?" "What can we do without Capital?" and "Wbat does the
Taylor syBtem mean, aa applied to
industry, reported to be in practice
In Russia?"
Before dealing directly with these
questions, Mr. Lefeaux quoted trom
the Bible the words ot King Solomon as recorded in Proverbs Cli. 6
and verse 6. "Oo to the ant, thou
sluggard; consider her ways, and
be wise: which having no guide,
overseer or ruler, provldeth her
meat In the summer and gathereth
her food in the harvest. How long
wilt thou sleep, O Sluggard? When
wilt thou arise out of thy sleep, etc.,
etc," He said that Solomon might
have been talking to the modern
proletariat. The modern proletariat
surely does ask some fool questions,
which are truly typical of a sluggish mentality. The syeaker did
not wish to go into the question aB
to why tbey have sluggish minds
but pointed out that there are determining causes, for everything
Here are some of the questions indicative of this sluggish mentality:
"What shall we do without a boss?"
"What can we do without capital?"
"How are we going to keep working, how are we going to keep eating when we have not got anybody
to work tor, anyone to guide us?"
in other words, "Wben we have not
got anybody on our backs."   .*
The ants are a very Interesting
Insect. Although it is questionable
as to whether the ants really reason, still they can show us something in intelligent organization.
There are several species of ants,
one specie having reached the top
In any intelligence. The ants have
stayed in a certain form for many
centuries. The human being seems
to have advanced; the ants seem to
havo stayed at that particular point
of development.
The spenker quoted an extract
from a work by Thomas Bolt as 11-
lustratlve of the intelligence of the
ants. This extract referred to the
fighting ants which go abroad In
columns and armies seeking their
prey, for their food. Each Individual army has its little portion of
work to do. He did not mean to
imply that the human being, in such
an instance as this, is inferior to
the ant. The social instinct of the
human being is so equal to that of
the ant. Men could be convinced,
hypnotized or otherwise Influenced
that they were doing their duty by
going out to flght others of their
class. They could be perfectly sincere In their belief that It was up
to them to fight, not knowing that
(Continped on page 4)
Local 194
of this Local will be
held on
at 2.30 p.m.
in the
339 Pender St.
Business: Discussion
of the O. B. U.
Speakers will be in
All   members   are
urged to attend.
ii a 11 i i i a I**. 111
Y. M. C. A. Worker Denies That Women Are Nationalized and that Chaos Exists in
W. A. Pritchard interviews Ameri-t amounts to a working class control
eaa Red Cross mm Just returned
from  land where  workers  and
peasants control.
When, seated in the office of the
Seattle Union Becord, Miss Anna
Louiso Strong intimated that Wilfred B. Humphries, recently returned from Bussia where ho -had been
engaged in Bed Cross work, would
arrive in town within a few hours,
and would no doubt be pleased to
see Midgley and myself, we at onee
stated our willingness to exchange
the compliment.
Hemphries went to Bussia in the
fall of 1917 as a Y, M. C. A. worker. Tho Y. M. O. A. sent men to
Bussia to attempt to stiffen the
morale of the Bussian army. He arrived in Moscow just about the
timo of Kerensky's overthrow. Ker-
oiiBky had followed a middle course
which waB no course at all, and the
demands of the workers and peasants, together with the breaking up
of the army, spelt for him final disaster. The troops were glad to call
tho game off because they were sick
and tired of war and did not know
what in the world they were fighting for.
Humphries is a young fellow, clear
cut and logical, nothing about him
which would suggest the orator, but
hts presentation of facts, his remarkable grasp of the affairs of
tho last year in Bussia make a
meoting with him worth while. He
explained that it would be impossible to come through Canada just
now, and I nodded significantly.
"Well," said I, "if you aro not
tired just tell me about Bome of the
things that hnve beon accomplished; about tho general situation, so
that I might be able to let people
in Vancouver know tho latost."
"Certainly,*' he answered, and at
once plunged into his atory.
I questioned him about the lack
of food, about the socialization of
women, at whieh he smiled; about
the system of control of produetion,
and many other things.
No Shortage
He told mo how the capture of
the Ukraine would make a vast difference in the food supply, but insisted that we understand that there
was no such shortage, starvation,
otc, as stated daily by the papers
here. "Look," he aaid, drawing a
small piece of papor from his wallet, which appeared to me to be
some kind of a receipt from a store,
such as one might get at Spencer's,
"you would hardly believo from
what haa been told you, that I could
get a meal ou a dining car on a
railroad in Central Bussia, just as
good, if not better, than the one
I hod on the train today coming up
to Seattle from 'Frisco. And cheaper, too." Then, indicating the
items, he went over each ono singly.
"This is a slip I made out for three
dinners; thero woro three of us.
That is potatoes, thero is meat, eggs,
tea, and three bottles of beer." At
tho last item ho joined with us in
a hearty round of laughter, for Seattle had nothing on Central Bussia when it came to that, "And,"
ho went on, "that whole line of
railroad is run and managed by the
Cooks and Waiters' Union."
System of Control
I thon asked as to the system of
control,  since his  story about the
operation of that railroad brought
the thing to my mind.
"Ohl Well, at first there was
some confusion. The miners, for instance had the notion that all the
products of the mines should be
theirs and not the common wealth
of the whole of tho Bussian people.*
But sueh was really an anarchist
notion, for the miners could hold up
the rest of the nation; the oil workers of Baku could have taken the
buiiio position." "Then," I queried,
"how do they control, say, any particular industry!" "Weil, some industries are run directly through
the government, others are managed
by tho co-operative societies, and
still others are yet under privato
ownership but managod by working
mon 's committees of control.''
"But," I asked, "do thc workmen
themselves or their committees have
tho full control? How are they really runt" "They arc run," he ro-
plied, "through thc agency of the
ordinary trades union. Whatever
the industry, tho management of
thnt work is carried on by thoso
tradesmen affected and the organization is supervised through thoir
union. But thc workmen's committeo is not tho solo urbiter. They can
bo altered to suit thc demands of
th0 workmon in the industry, but,
more important still, the governmont
itsolf appoints delegates to tho management, as representing tho whole
country, that is, the people as a
whole, in tho capacity of oonsum-
ers."   "So,"   I   said,   "it  really
as a whole of the means of produetion." " Decidedly 1" was tho immediate answer.
Denies Women NationalizUion
Space forbids an extended narration of all the points upon whieh
we touched in that memorable threo
hours. Humphries was in Samara
when the famous decree on the socialization of womon was made public. "But," I questioned, "was it
not Saratov whero this alleged decree was announced!" Samara and
Sartov aro twin cities," Humphries
sttid, "and on thia particular toorn-
ing I wont down the street and
found a rather excitod crowd, a very
angry crowd, gathered around tho
bill hoardings, whilo many of them
were fiercely declaiming 'Provoc-
ator,' 'Provocator.' I pressed closo
and saw the proclamation, not in
the name of the Soviet, but in the
namo of the Fedoration of Anarchists. While I was getting a copy of
this decree, along came the local
Soviet officials in automobiles, also
very angry, and tore down tho proclamations. A little later in the day
the Federated Anarchists placod a
proclamation on the hoardings denouncing the authors of this vile
thing. I have a copy of that denial
with me at this time. It waB afterwards found that the 'famous decree' waB the work of some young
fellows associated with tho monarchist party. A funny thing about thnt
was the antics of tho correspondent
of the 'Century Magazine' who,
along with me, got a copy of tho
'Froe Love' document, and I asked
him 'Why don't you get a copy of
(he repudiation by the Federated
Anarchists)' 'Oh, no,' he replied
laughing, as he went away, 'that
would spoil the story.' That shows
you," went on Humphries, "how
the news is manufactured. That decree which haa gono around the
World and has been dressed up with
appropriate language in all seriousness, was considered even in the locality in which it originated, after
the thing had passed, aB a huge joke.
And, of courso, it only was a joko.
Isn't it strange," he concluded,
"that tho world should be asked
to. believo such a slander against
Bussia when it already knew that
the BuBsian revolution had put women politically on equal terms with
ment Can you imagine anything
moro absurd than the idea that politieal equality and general prostitution should go togothor."
Soviet Oome to Stay
*' Then you think, from your
knowledge of affairs on the inside,
that the Soviet has como to stayf"
i asked. "YeB," he replied, "Russia has done marvellously. When
you think of the chaos that reigned
when tho Bolshoviks assumed control und then realiso the amount of
re-organization they havo achieved
it is wonderful. Of course, the combined actions of the Germans and
tho Allies was strangling Bussia
and the railways must bo used for
military purposes. Those, together
with the men, eould be put to the
work of rehabilitating the economic
forces of Bussia, but international
capital will not let them alone. I
remember," and he smiled whimsically, "meeting thc general manager
of the.American International Harvester Trust in Samara, and I expressed before him a pious hope that
this awful war would soon end.
YeB,' he declaimed fiercely, 'By
godl I hopo so, too, and then some
arrangement between the Allies and
Germany can be made for cleaning
up this crowd of damned Social-
" tB.' "
No Starvation
When we talked of starvation in
Pctrogrnd he replied that it was all
false. Bussia, he stated, lacked some
things; sugar, for instance, but aU
around they had food, though thc
faro wus plain. Ho showed me his
expense list, of things ho had
bought from tho Soviot authorities
for refugee Serbian children, 1200 in
all, of whom he lnwl charge, and
among the items could bo found ox-
poneos for such a varioty of things
as butter, breud, honey, milk, und
I noticed the frcquoncy with which
he must have despatched telegrams.
I drew his attention to it. "Yes,"
he said, "you see I was sending
telegrams all the time to different
plnces. Doesn't thnt show you how
chaotic Bussia is)" I laughed with
him us I entered once again into a
discussion of working class affairs
in Russia.
This is all that time will allow nt
present out of the vast amount, of
first-hand information he presented,
but I hope to be able to write a
series in "The Red Flag" bused upon this interview, and any readers
of the "Fed" who are interested
can get copies from the S. P. of C-,
401 Pendor St. E., Vancouvor, B. C.
Another Example of Brotherly Lovo
In Graft Unions and Need
for tbe O. B. V.
Just recently a Switchman's local
union has been formed in the eity.
Many switchmen have been for a
number of years members of tho
Bailway Trainmen's organization,
but with the formation of tho new
local, they have joined the mon with
whom they are working. As an outcome of this action on the part of
the Switchmen, the railroad men's
organization has taken action and
expellod them from tho organization. That in itself, would not bo
so bad, if it -did not deprive these
men from the insurance benefits that
they have paid for during the years
of their membership. No man can
join tho Trainmen, unless ho takes
the beneficiary features of the organization, and when joining, they
become insured members. The Trainmen have in their constitution a
clauso which gives them powor to
expel members who join tho Switchmen's Union ,and are invoking this
clause, but it is questionable whether they con got away with it, in
view of tho beneficiary and insurance features. In any case thie fiasco of craft unionism is another argument in the favor of the O. B. U.
This local, formerly known as
the "Mill and Factory Workers,"
still continues to show a rapid increase of membership. Its earlier
activities were mainly confined to
the wood-working factories and
oonditlons in these establishments
have materially Improved as a result.
Recently, however, the members
decided to broaden the scope of
their activities and inaugurated an
euergetlc campaign throughout the
mills, covering the districts in and
around Vancouver and New Westminster, with the ultimate Intention of extending throughout the
whole province.
The initiation fee was reduced
for a limited period to $1.00, and
every facility afforded to enable
any man working In a wood-work-
lug plant to be admitted.
The success of this movement
has been phenomenal aud the large
increase iu members has made necessary the appointment of a business agent.
A special meeting haB been planned for Friday, May 2nd, which will
undoubtedly be the largest assembly of men engaged in this branch
of the Industry ever before held In
the history of the province.
The success of the campaign, together with tbe expected close cooperation of tho Engineers and
Teamsters, has Inspired these workers to renewed hope for the establishment of better conditions than
they have heretofore enjoyed.
All enquiries respecting this organization should be addressed to
A. Gordon, Room 208, Labor Temple.
Charter Revoked
As a result of voting tho sum of
(400 to the "Ono B.g Union" on
Tuesday evening last tho international president and general executive board of the International Association of Machinists has rovoked
iho chnrter of Lodge 777 for violation of the constitution in propagating secession within the organization. Af the same time the bonrd
appointed Mr. Percy Bengough,
business agent for District 78, as
representative of the International
Union, with instructions to take
over tho property of Lodgo 777.
Sond your old address wilh your
now one when making a change.
Midgley   and   Pritchard
Address Seattle
Secretary V. R. Mldgley of the
Vancouver Trades and Labor
Council and W. A. Pritchard, member of lte executive board, were
cheered with a tremendous burst
of applause by the Seattle unionists last week when they declared
that an Industrial labor movement
must at once take the place of
the old craft form of organization,
in which one set of workers are
pitted against another group.
Mldgley told of a convention held
by 250 delegates from Western
Canada in Calgary in the month of
March at which conservative old-
line trades unionists came soberly
to the conclusion that a new form
of organization must be adopted by
the workers if they hope to meet
changed problems. The convention was called, he said, independent ot the Canadian labor congresB,
Took Up Problems
It was to discuss and make protest against continued Intervention
ln Russia, unemployment and
othe( problems on which the progressive element In the labor
movement demands Immediate action. A large number ot delegates,
even from very cdMservatlve unions,
came instructed to demand reorganization of the trade union
movement Into an industrial union.
Before it adjourned the convention
had unanimously voted to submit
to a referendum vote of all union i
in the four provinces a plan to reorganize and also the question of
striking on July I to enforce a six-
hour day.
Both Mldgley and Pritlchard declared that existing International
unions are functioning chiefly as
drags upon the progress of the
workers toward emancipation from
wage slavery. Midgley said It bad
been found impossible to organize
timberworkers ln Canada under
the Timberworkers* International
Union, hut that after a few weeks'
organization work over 3,500 joined
au industrial union. He said thnt
the miners have already voted lu
favor of tlio now organization.
"The hoary old platitudes of
the Federation of Labor regarding the eight-hour day, minimum
wage laws and other half-way
measures labor has been accustomed to beg of the masters," said
Midgley, "are rendy for the discard. Of course if we In Canada
carry this proposition the International officers will begin to flock
thero in an attempt to stop the
movement which will cut off tho
per capita tax that pays their sal*
arios. And I suppose the capitalist
press which once branded those
same International officers as 'dangerous labor agitators' will now
welcome them as 'very nocessary
to the harmonious relations between employers nnd workers. "
"Seattle labor ln Its move to reconstruct thu A. P. ot L, Is traveling thc same wny, hut by a different path," he said.    He predicted
Are Voting on the 03.U.
and Preamble to the
This weok over 4,000 ballots are
being sent out in connection with
tke referendum on tho O. B. U., six-
hour day, proposed preamble to the
constlttuion, etc. Owing to the extent to which the members movo
from camp to camp it may be the
official ballots may not reach everyone. In that caso members who do
not receive the official ballot by May
4th, may uso the forms printed in
the "Fed" and the Camp Worker,
but must give their membership
number on tho ballot; and for information as to how they vote but
to enable a check to bo made to
Bee that there is no double voting.
Next week tho Bulletin should be
in tho hands of every member, if
your address is not properly recorded tho the headquarters this may
account for tho paper not reaching
you. Thero may bo other reasons,
your report may enablo tho causo
boing traced. The paper will not be
perfect, it is a firat issue, but in
the future it will bc what the members mako it. Just Uke the organ-
ization. Tho membors on strike at
Michel for an eight-hour day, the
samo as worked by tho tainers, are
sitting tight, and determined to win,
This is another instance of the "mutual" interests of the employer and
At Princeton, where 600 men are
on strike a district office has been
established, as thero is likely to be
a considerable amount of construction work carried .on in the vicinity,
and it is intended that this shall
bo done by organized labor and not
by potential scabs. Fellow-worker
nnd Exocutive Committeo man All-
man is on tho pob representing the
Oenersl Organization, and he has
wired that tho station i0n have
quit the work in sympathy with the
strikors, and that arrangements are
being made to shut the entire job
down until tho bosses come through.
Not a strike broakor has put in an
appoarance, so much for working
clnss solidarity. An appeal is mado
for striko funds to enablo tho men
to fight the good fight. Headquarters wired Fellow worker Altaian
that thc B. C. L. V. was good for
five hundred -dollars a weok ns soon,
and for as long, as necessary.
Tho strikers say thoy will stay
Many Soldiers Tell Their
Views on Problems
of the Day
W. A. Pritchard Was the
Speaker for Organ
ized Labor
The mass meeting held jointly bf
the Vancouver Trados and Lahor
Couneil and tho, Comrades of th*
Great War, in the Avenue Theatre,
on Monday evening, was great is
more senses than ono. Not only waa
there a large erowd present, but the
proceedings were marked with a
splendid enthusiasm, both on tha
platform and in the body of tha
House. Tho speakers were full of
fire, and tbe concluding speech of
Comrade Pritchard was nothing less
than a long, dazzling streak of vivid
Sergt.-Major J. A. Hynes, of tha
City HaU employees, occupied tha
chair, and explained that the meet*
ing had been called as a kind ot
family gathering for the purpose of
clearing up misunderst an dings sup*
posed to exist between organised
Labor and tho various military or
acini-military organizations, It wai
high timo for them to get together
towarda some common end. (Ap*
plause.) There were thousands ol
returned men who had work before
tho war ,and must havo it now. Nothing eould be dono by the present
way of going on. A power was al
work—and working hard—to split
up every organization in the city*
The public of Vancouver won
watching every movement of tha re«
turned men to see what action the/
would take. His advice was, "Consider wall boforo you jump."
As a long-service man, he had to
knuckle down to tyranny for 18
yeara before coming to "this fre*
eountry of Canada." (Applause.)
He found that the "majaws," etc.(
always thought that they must have
the cream; but it waa the rank and
file that mado the regiment.    (Applause.) "Don't lot us havo a rowdy
withUth77crap To delimit," U Ts I meoting.   (Hoar, hear.)   Let'• show
for organized labor to say what that Jh« officials of this city that wt
SUNDAY, April 27—Typographical Union, Dominion
Express Employees, Tole-
gra pliers.
MONDAY, April 28—Bakery
Salesmen, Janitors and
Elevator, Attendants, Boilermakers, Amalgamated Engineers, Pattern Makors,
Iron Workers, Steam Engineers, U, B. Carpentors 617.
TUESDAY, April 29—Molders
WEDNESDAY, April 80 —
Warehousemen, Metal
Trades Council, Boilermakers Examining Bonrd.
THURSDAY, May 3—Trades
und Lnbor Council, Foundry
Workers, Painters, Garmont
Workers, Machinists Ladies
FRIDAY, May 2—Mill ond
Factory Workers, Railway
Carmen, Pile Drivers nnd
Woodon Bridgemen, Boiler-
makers executive, Civic Employees, Molders.
chlnlsts No. 777, Blacksmiths.
■ »i^|.|ii|ii»<"ta i|.i| ,«.i»».>Oata* intuit!
ganized labor to say
limit shall be. Send your contributions to the '' Princeton Striko
Fund," B. C. Loggers Union, 61
Cordova St., "W., Vancouver. All
contributions will be acknowledged
and placed in a separate account and
used only for the purpose contributed. Fund% not expended will be
returned to the contributors pro
Tho next business meeting will bc
on Sunday at 2 p.m.
Tho following questions have been
submitted to the voto of tho membership:
Members in camp not receiving of-
ficial ballots beforo May 4th mny
use tho ono in the "Fed" or tho
"Camp Workor." Members in
town cnn vote at headquartora. To
prevent duplicnto voting, members
not using tho official ballots must
give their membership numbor.
Will Speak on Interview
er in Russia
To all who are socking for authentic information regarding Russia,
tho meoting of the Socialist Party
of Canada in tho Empress Theatre,
Sunday noxt, should prove of vory
great intorest.
W. A. Pritchard, recently had a
long interview in Seattle with Mr.
W. R. Humphrios, of the American
Y. M .C. A. This gentleman has
spent considerable time in Russiu,
and haa brought back valuablo information. Mr. Pritchard hns promised to deal at groat length with
this information, and nil who wish
to gl-eun knowledge on the Russian
ml nut ion, should get to tho theatre
early, und gain u good seat.
Doors open ut 7:30 p.m. Meeting
commences promptly at 8 p.m. Come
und bring along your skeptical
that secession from tho fedoration
will bo the outcome on the part of
radical Western labor groups.
Is Wrecking Itself
Prltchard said that it Is not necessary for any group of workers
to conspire to wreck tlie A. F. of L.
"It Is doing the same vory effectively for itself," lie declared.
He pointed out that the present
form of organization has grown top
heavy, with too many so-called
"leaders" who assume an authority
not vested in tbem hy those who
elect them. "It's time to organizo
from tho bottom tip Instead of being bossed from the top down,"
he declared. He thought the shop
steward movement In England
would develop Into an Industrial
form of organization.
Later ln the evening the lubor
council adopted a report from a
speolal committee which had met
with representatives ot the Tacomn
Ubor Council, calling for a letter
to be sent by the latter body to all
central labor councils of tha country supplementing the Duncan plan
for the A, F. of L, reorganization.
The supplemental plan calls upon
all central aud federal bodies and
state federations to send delegates
to a special convention to be held
two weeks prior to tho A. F. of U
coventlon at Atlantic City, where
reorganization ot the A, F. of L.
Into Industrial unions will be dls-
have as touch sense as thoy have;
perhaps a little more—or else they'd
be here to see what we're going ttt
Sam Gotheard, preaident of tht
Comrades of the Oreat War, said tha
men, on coming back, faced a certain amount of revolution; peaceful
so far, but he didn't know how long
it would continue to be so. Tha
Trades and Labor Council had invited them to discuss matters, and
they had accepted. As to "Winch,
Midgley and all that bunch," ha
had never had a moro decent reception than ho met with from tha
hands of thoso "Anarchists nnd Boi*
nhcviki." (Hearty applause.) The
G. W. V. A., howover, had refused
to meet those "criminals." (Laughter.) And he wns surprised to find
only tho Comrades of the Great War
Thoro was a power at Ottawa
working to throw the returned soldiers at the throat of organized La-
bor; but the soldior hud got to remember he was a working man. Thtt
government was bringing home
about 400,000 men who had lost thtt
fear of death and had been taught to
kill—and no employment for them!
He hnd talked wth all kinds of ee-
clesiusties, etc., but had found no
ono with any kind of a reconstruction programme except Mr. Prit-
chard. (Loud applause.) His references to "Honest John Oliver,"
"OvertheTop Harry," "This dear
old Mr jaw," and "that brilliant
brainy Farris," wore received with
groat merriment. Ho men Honed 17
appointments recently made—all officers, mnking tho soldiers realize
that their own interests were with
organized labor.
\r. Young, of the Campaigners of
the Groat War, wero ,very bittei
about tho difference of treatment
handed out to officers and men re*
spcctivcly. There was not a single
appointment made at Ottawa or Victoria, ot a returned private or noncommissioned officer, reaching #160
a month; whereas hardly any officers
wero appointed nt less thnn that
sum. He recounted various instances
of illegal punishments indicted on
tho boys at the front, and referred
scathingly to tho "real-estate coin-
missioned officers that wc hud our
Canadian army infested with."
Thoy saw commissioned officers
walking round the street; did they
look particularly intelligent? "I
want you to understand that I'm no
Bolshevik, but when I see"—(Loud
Chairman Hynes here interposed
to corroborate "practically every
tatemonl "of tho prececding speak-
er. Himself a soldier from the aga
of 10, and the son of a commissioned
officer, ho felt ho was entitled to a
commission, too. So ho went and
s*>aw "a certain major," who niada
reply: "Your social position isn't
high enough to warrant a commissi mi in this regiment!"
W. II. Carroll, vice-president of
the Comrades of tho G. W., amusingly referred to President Sam Gothard by saying, "He's a Bolshevik
prosidont, and I'm an Irish rcbell"
(Laughter.) Tho speaker had objected to meeting the labor delegates at first, but had been overruled by his organization and met
them. "I met with gentlemen," hs
said. "The words that flowed from
their mouths wero words of reason,
and not of sedition." If they had
even over-slopped the bounds ol
their authority, was it good to keep
thnt in mind? (No!) It meant a
cleavage, li it had not been for organized labor, they would havo tbeit
IO.-40S to the grindstone n.s they did
•'ears ago.   (Applause.)
Tho spenker referred to "au outfit ou Hastings Street. WoBt—all
officers—who cried out Bolsheviki!"
If thoy were going to take away tt
's right of speaking his min^i
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Policy by a British Newspaper
Dr. H. E. Hall
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"GOODWIN'S OOOD SHOES" compriso many of the choicest
Dales makes—Shoee tkat an the laet word In finished work-
[From the Middleton Guardian]
Mr. Winston Churchill's Bpeech of
March 3rd, which informi the Brit*
iih public that during the ensuing
twelvo months it will have to pay
440,000,000 pounds for tho up-keep
of its army, is more than the opening of a new chapter in tho heartbreaking book of war. It is a long
stride toward that national' bankruptcy of the purse now looming up
on the horizon, and a still longer
stride towards that nioral bankruptcy which spella a nation's final
ruin. On this our conviction is too
strong for words.
The reports tell u» that the labor
party, now occupying the opposition
bench, Btared at the speaker in be-
wildorment, and in criticism of the
vaulting statements unfolded only
one of Iheir members had the pluck
to say a word. He rose to hie feet
that he niight enlighten the world
by observing that jobs wero still
boing held by German prisoners
which British labor ought to have.
How characteristic! How pitifully
Since then, however, the party's
eiecutive has sontowhat retrieved itself by passing a resolution which
calls on the governmont1' to fulfil
both in the lotter and in the spirit
its oft-repeated pledges during tho
olection that its roturn to powor
I would mean tho immediate abolition
of conscription; and to refrain from
inaugurating a military policy
which is inconsistent with a democratic league of nations." The unthinking Junkers who cheered Mr.
Churchill to the echo gavo no ears
for talk of that description; but
ihoy wore forced to listen seriously
to Sir Donald Maclean, who told
thom "thero was not a single bus.
ness man in the country who was
not fillod with apprehension as to
what his financial position would bo
in the immediate future," and said
outright that "wo aro hoading
straight for national bankruptcy."
According to tho war minister, we
are to maintain "strong, compact,
well-disciplined armies," in order
that we may " secure the fruits
of victory;" our army expenditure,
therefore, is to be increasod nearly
sixteen-f old; our immediate and
most important task is to "develop
a new class of officers who will all
love their provinee. Here Mr. Hoggo
exclaimed I thought wo had given
up war," foolish, foolish Hoggo!
Yet we ourselves have been
simple-minded. For aome months
past we hav-^ supposed we were enjoying, undor the armistice, a
breathing spell of peace. Hitherto
we had not understood thnt the conflict had become, iu reality, more
tense. Hitherto we had not grasped
the tremendous fact that our rulera
have staked all civilization on their
final throw. Mr. Churchill has now
shown ns whore wo stand, and in
never-to-be forgotten words.
"At the present moment," he
said, "we ara bringing everything
to a head with Germany, and holding all our means of coercion in full
oporation or in immediate rodincsB
for uso. We aro enforcing the
blockade with<*vigor, and havo
strong armies to advance at the
shortest notice. Germany is very
near starvation. All tho ovidence
I have recoived from officers sont by
the war office all over Gormany
shows, firstly, the great privations
which the Gorman people aro suffering; and, secondly, tho dangor of a
collapse of the entiro structuro of
German social and national life
under the pressure of hunger nnd
malnutrition. Now, thereforo, is
the moment to settle. To delny indefinitely would bo to run the groat
risk of having no one to settle with,
and of having anothor great area
of the world sinking into Bolsheviki
anarchy. That would be a very
grave event. Now is thc timo for
action. Ho then explained that as
soon as Germany had accepted the
terms to bo imposed on hor, tho Allies would supply her with food and
the materials needed to sot hor industries again iu motion.
Do not expect to find in this
speech any of those glowing appeals
to justice and the higher life with
whioh our prime minister habitually
adorns his eloquence. This is an icy
official utterance, and wo aro hero.
on the levol of that Napoleon—misnamed "The Great"—who imagined that he had crushed Germany for
all time to come, and of that Bismarck who, glowering at Franco, announced it as his maxim that the
conquered enemy should be loft only
his oyos ,with which to weep. Hore
the talk is all of coercion, by tho
sword and by starvation; of dofonee
of our interests by conquest of the
air and supremacy on nnd bolow tho
srufaco of tho sea; of tho rapidity
with which recruits are en lint ing in
the new voluntary army—an enlistment in which also starvation plays
the leading part, sinco fear of unemployment has its home today in
almost overy worker's thought; of
being armed with power. Tho vein
throughout is that of Treilschku and
Bemhurdi in their most uncompromising moods; nnd it is hitler so,
Here wo aro froe, at last, from nauseating cunt; hore we hnvo not to
grapple with the incongruity of
Prosidcnt Wilson clamoring in Paris
for universal poaco, via the Loaguo
of Natious, aad sinmltancously cabling the United Slates "to jam
through the naval appropriation of
£76,000,000 to build ten dreadnoughts, ten scout cruiscrB, and ovor
so many ships of smaller pretensions
including submarines." Our quotation is from tho oditorial column of
one of America's leading dailieB.
Mr. Church; 11'a spooch, as shown
by tho passage previously quoted, is
nothing more nor leu than a frank
confession that our government has
committed the people of thit country
to what Beoms to as as reckless a
gamble as hiBtory has recorded.
What he virtually admits is that we
ourselves have created a chaos of
starvation, and that through the
hnrricano thus worked up we aro
carrying on full sail, up to the very
point at which it is touch and go
whethor civilization itself will or
will not capsize. "Starvation," he
cries, "Is wrecking the whole socinl
fabric In Germany." "Hurry up!"
ha exclaims in the next breath, "or
the flood of Bolshovik anarchy will
drown us alt." The ooufosBion il
free, open, and unbiased, and the
world at large will take it ai we
havo takon it. In truth, no othtr
construction is possible.
■ All this may bo strictly accord-*
Ho the philosophy of war, as . expounded by its most notorious and
uncompromising masters. The policy of rendering enemies helpless by
bringing about conditions that jwrl
them into social chaos, may appeal
to those who think, with certain
German philosophers, that a true
"will to power" should stick at nothing. But, if so, they should confess it boldly ,and thoy should not
stand on the street corners thanking
thcir God that they are not like Bolshevists, Anarchists, Spartacists and
other sinners, who scoff at civilization and have no sense of the sanctity of human life. No revolutionist
has yot been put on record as planning the starvation of entire nations—in the present case tho populations involved must number fully
400,000,000—that they may be made
submissive to his will.
Wo think with deep anxiety of
tho thousand-million budget, the
colossal military expenditures to be
incurred, the groove warning uttered
none too soon by Sir Donald Maclean, tho gathering clouds of unemployed now darkening our highways,
the incalculable suffering that must
await this nation whose very existence is now in jeopardy, since that
existence rests on the supply of
world-wide markets now threatened
with extinction by militarism's evor-
rising tide. On all this we brood
most anxiously; yot to these, as to
other material calamities, wo believe we can be brought to steol ourselves. What we cannot endure is
the thought that our rulers may
brand'us a nation of pledge-breakers, on whose word no man henceforth will place reliance. What is
most intolerable is the reflection
that thoy aro committing our country to policies over the inhumanity
of which our children, our grandchildren, and our great grandchildren may have to hong their heads in
Prosperity   Cannot   ba   Built   on
Exports to 0. Shrinking
Judge Elbert H. Gary, chairman
of the Board of the United States
Stoel Corporation, said In a public interview on March 21st, "It
the other lines of industry show
the same disposition as tho iron
and stoel industry, as they I undoubtedly will, we have nothing
but an era of wonderful prosperity ahead of us." [.; I
The Judge aud the other <fpr»
phets of coming prosperity base
their predictions on the outlook
for exports. "Our enormous* export trade for January and (February" writes one such authority,
"record breaking though it is, -is
sure to continue to grow by heaps
aud bounds." • .-n-
The exports of tho United StaUb
have been higher during the past
eight months tban ever before in
the history of American commerce. The total for the current
fiscal year will be around *j\_ billions. For January alone the ox-
port wa:; over 622 millions. These
records are high, but unless another war breaks out in Europe
thoy will fall off heavily during
the next six months.
Note how the exports are divided. Asia and South America
together received a little over 13
per cent, of the total exports.
Nearly one-third of the exports
were to Great Britain, while Bel-
glum, France and Italy received
a quarter or the exports. Great
Britain has already established
an embargo on tho Importation of
certain foreign manufactures. Belgium, France and Italy aro borrowing money from the United
States with which to pay for the
goods tbat tbey purchase, None
of these countrios is at the present Ume on a sound credit basis.
They can continuo to buy from
us while we continue to lend to
Within six months the American Army of Occupation will probably have returned to American
soil. Tbe British embargo will
have cut off hundreds of millions
of American exports. Belgium,
France and Italy will no longer bo
borrowing from the United States.
All of tbe commercial nations of
Europe will be competing bitterly with America for the markets
of Asia, South America, Africa
and Australia. Prosperity cannot
be built on exports ln any case.
Still less can It be founded on
exports to a shrinking foreign
Many Babes Not Normal
Washinglon—Between 6000 and
7000 children under C yenrs of age
havo beon weighed and measured in
tho District of Columbia since the
nation-wide tost of children waa inaugurated by the children's burenu
of tho department of Labor. "Of
this number 2000 were found hvAaw
Btandarda recognized for children
of thoir ago. Somo of the childron
were found to need medical care,
Buy only from n union stored
League of Nations Formed to Suppress the
Working Class
[By Chu. Lestor]
Tht international situation is peculiar owing to the fact that agreements are being entered into by the
big four that the general public are
not cognizant of. This is probably
the flrat time in the world's history
when tho destiny of hundreds of
millions of human beings waa placed
in the hands of a clique, composod
of incompetent and ignorant individuals. Man is not guidod by reason, and cannot be so long as capitalism remains in existence. Interests and intorests alone dictate the
actions of the big four ,and not tho
interests of humanity, but the interests of a class, each individual representing a section of the master
class. Whon the late Pierpont Morgan, who was then the head of the
capitalist systom, visited tho lato
Pope, the latter was sick, but the
press informed ua that the "visit
of Mr. Morgan was like a draught
of lihoinish wine to His Holiness."
The Mother Church may have lost
ground in Europe, but it has made
good it '• losses by tho gains on this
North American Continont.
President Wilson and Samuel
Gompers ara both compelled to
dance to the tune of tho big magnates in the United States, and
these magnates now rely almost entirely upon tho iufluonce exerted by
Home upon the musses for the preservation of their privileges, their
power, and their wealth. The
church has rung th-e alarm bell and
spoken with no uncertain voice.
"Tho lot of tho working man must
be improved or all is lost." Labor
lenders are now being encouraged
by tho heads of the mastor class itsolf to advocate the shortening of
hours, tho improvement of conditions, etc., and oven bishops of the
mother church are supporting them.
Things must be in a shaky condition
on the other side of the line, and
the writer anticipates the invasion
of Mexico this yoar to relieve the
unemployed problem, and tho general situation.
When President Wilson wont to
Europe to tako part in the peaco
conference, he had to find a way of
removing the chaos the sudden stoppage of war had caused in the laud
of the free. The United Statos capitalists -expected the war to last
three years longer ,nnd made provision toward that end. Thoy cornered foodstuffs, etc., and had everything planned to bring off the biggest graft on record, but the German revolution pulled the bottom
card out of tho puck beforo its time.
Wilson was, therefore, compelled to
domand on his first visit tho keeping
up of prices, so that tho grafters
could unload without losing anything.
He insisted that when tho Allied
ships were made free, owing to the
cessation of tho U-boat activities,
that the price of foodstuffs should
not be lowered. He won his point together with others, and ou his second visit demanded that the United
States should have the business of
feeding Germany, nnd also bo paid
for it before any money indemnity
went to either Belgium or France.
Tho League of Nations is simply
afi organization that hns for its object tho crushing of the masses in
any country, should theso rise up
ugainst those, "whom it hath pleas-
od God to call to rule over them."
This, of courso, means tho master
clnss. This is proved by the fact
that both Root and Bonator Hitchcock, when spenking iu support of
the Leaguo of Nations, both statod
that tho league would interfere in
any country where the masses rose
up against tho constituted authorities as in Russin, and would restore
"law nnd ordor." Wilson's scheme
as Lenine aptly defined it, is not for
a League of Notions, but for a
"Lengue of Imperialists to destroy
the nations." Franco was angry
about thc indemnity business, nnd
Wilson tried to force matters by negotiating secretly with Gormany,
with tho iden of forming a separate
peace, and entering into profitable
trade relations with them. Ho also
spoko threateningly of recognizing
the Bolsheviki, becnuso tho Russian
market is necessary to America.
Thiugs wcro at this singe whon Hungary wont Bolsheviki, and both
Lloyd Goorgo and Clemencuau were
forced to tako action.
Wilson's demands were suddenly
refused, and a largo indemnity do-
manded from Germany. This gives
the Allies tho opportunity of throwing a largo army into Gormany nnd
crushing the Bolsheviki, undor tho
protoncu of collecting the indemnity.
Tho capitalists can not accomplish
thoir object by openly declaring wnr
upon the Soviets; owing to tho sympathy of the prolctarlnt in the Allied countries with their aims nnd
objects. The collapse of capitalism
is upparcut, but the master class
is prepared to go to nny longths boforo yielding. Thc interests of the
different gangs of plunderers nro opposed to ouch other, iiuiHtmn.lt as
oach desires to obtain as much as
possiblo, but their position as a class
links thom together, and when they
leavft  tho   peaco   conferenco,   they
will have agreed npon one thing,
and that is, the clean and oomplete
destruotion of the revolutionary
movement Owing to the influence
exerted by the individual who believes In "the right of peoples to
determine their own destiny," "all
negotiations in full view of the publie," eto. The Japanese are relegated to an inferior position. A war
may be useful later on, especially
if the working men on the othor
side of the line became infected
with Bolshevism to a dangerous extent, inasmuch as it gives the oommon people something else to think
about, and finds them work. Moan-,
while the working men in Britain
and France are moving and they
mean business.
Tho same in Italy, although the
press roports try to lead us to believe otherwiso. The working class
of Europe is so appalled at the
grood, graft, treachery, incompetence and humbug of its rulors, that
it stands transfixed with horror as
bit by bit tho hideous truth is revealed. When the proletariat again
begins its march, it will march with
the resistless tread of destiny, and
it will annihilate mercilessly all apologists and supporters of the present systom. The times are such
that the intelligent soction of the
working class can not afford to
stand any nonsense. It must pull
capitalism down, and at once, or the
human raco perishes. Appearances
indicate that the last stand of the
forces of reaction will be made in
this part of the world, because the
conditions of the working class can
not be permanently improved, and
foroe is too readily usod on this continont, when the slaves rebel. Let
her rip! What is to como, will come
in spito of tho master class, and the
ignorance of the working class. It
is the duty of those who love capl
talism to save her if thoy can, but
those who realize the necessity for
her immediate destruction will do
thoir bit towards destroying the
beast with all possible speed.
You oan depend on the
A. PISH, Prop,
to furnish you Pure Milk.
Housowives should insist on
all delivery meu showing
thcir union cards.
If You Are in Favor of the O.B.U.
and you wish to render financial support to the committee in charge of the propaganda, and the taking of
the referendum vote, cut out this coupon and mail it
with your donation to the Secretary of the Central
Committee, V. R. Midgley, Labor Temple, Vancouver,
To the Secretary of the Central Committee of the O. B. V,
..as my
Enclosed please flnd the sum of $	
contribution towards the propaganda and expense in taking the referendum vote for the O. B. U. You need not
send a receipt, and acknowledgment through The Fedorationist will be sufficient.
To Build Llzzlea to Compote with
Street  Railwny
Ford has a new idea. He Is
going to pull out of the old company, establish a new organization, and build a $260 car (or
workers. "This car," saya Ford,
"will compete with the street
railways rather than with ths old
Ford car." Mr. Ford has been led
to thla decision by the recent Su-
preme Court ruling which com
pels him to distribute 19 millions
of accumulated profits to the old
Ford company.
"The new company will be owned entirely within our family, and
thus can be directed without out*
side interference," is the language
of the announcement. Centuries
ago lu Europe each princeling had
his own castle built on his own
domain. His policy called for no
outside interference." He did not
tolerate inside interference either.
At home he was an absolute ruler.
Sir. Ford Is the direct descendant
of these European autocrats. He
proposes to build an Industry In
which there will be no interference—not even from the stockholders.
The workers In the Ford plant
have not as yet risen in revolt.
They have not even asked for a
voice ln deciding tho conditions
surrounding their own working
lives. That, ot course, would be
Bolshevism. Then, too, it would
constitute an unwarranted Interference with Ford family enterprises. Even minority stockholders (the poor relation bf the modern business world) are rank outsiders ln industries operated undor the Ford idea.
Louis XIV understood. Said he
The State, It Is I."
Patronize Foderntionist   advertisers and toll thom why you do so.
.Canada Food Beard!
:   License I—UU   :
—a bottor quality and at a lower
prico is what you get horo.
Bulk Tea—A good value at
73c lb., now selling, lb	
Baisins in 25*11). bozos;
Muscatels* per lb	
This season's Currants,
por lb	
Dromedary Dates, por
Hun-Maid Seodloss Baisins j e_ _•
2 pkgs. for  &OC
Reindeer and Eagle
Condensed Milk, oan ....
Canned Vegetable Soups,
C.ark'i Pork and Beau,
3 flans 	
Laundry Soups, 4-lb.
bars  _ „
Old Dutch Cleanser,
por can	
When sold with 6 eakes tt Goblin
Hard Soap, 5 oakes n B
for.. «3DC
Reasonably Priced
S. T. Wallace's
Have You Seen Our
$25 Line of Suits
—It's the Greatest Value in Ladies' Suits
Ever Offeerd in Vancouver.
tVe've been selling hundreds of these Suits—and every purchaser has boen more than satisfied. We've beon in the clothing
business for years but this is tho line whioh offers tile most value
for the money of any we ever handled.
In fine quality serge—ten colors—made up is the latest
styles—choice of several models—perfect finish.
We don't offer this line as a mere'bait—wo carry a full stook
•—all sises—guarantee you a perfect fit •
Our Price $25.00
Near Oranvllle
Mr. Union Man, do you buy at t
union store!
1047 Granville Street
Phone Sey. 1478
Operators of the largest Oood-
year SHOE REPAIR plant ln
the Oity.
Union Shoe repairing, Be-
inember our guarantee, men'a
and women's soles wo guarantee for three months.
We don't cobble yeur shoes,
we repair thom.
We knew how* we are shoemakers.
Let ua have yeur next repairs.
No delay Shoe Co.
Onion Shop, No. SSI
Victory, Liberty or
Government Bonds
of any description.
Cascade Mortgage A Investment Oo.
panraau,   publishbbs,   sts-
Union Officii!*!, writs tor pric.1.
O0MMIB0IAL abiists
Pbtae Seym-rax 7168
Third  Floor,  World  BnUdlnf,  Tu*
couver  B. O.
The only Unloa Bhop ia Vsnsonvtr
Nanaimo - Wellington
(Double Screened)
$10.15 %
Is only another guaranteed service in the future.
The COAL you want again ud
Seymour 1441 and 486
Refined gervloe
One Block West of Courthouse
Use of Modern Chapel and
Funeral Parlors free ta all
Telephone Seymour MM
$10.15 por ton
Matinee 8.80
Evenings  1,90
What's in s Name?
to   VkUtvUI* tk* word
moil th* bMt ta th* wort*—t* Tm*
south lh*
Orpheum Cafe
ommu ih* bMt **Ut)i pit** ta torn i
mull* u4 di-Mluf in th* *rwtla|.
Drop tu »*r tin*. BlffMl u*I*»
hoM* ta V»MUT«r.
7M OBANVILUI Opp. Oipfaaia
UMOM Vt. 10-lTfll
Tor Union Hen
Phene Seymour tM
Pocket Billiard
(Bnuunrlek-Biiko O.U«*Mr Ot.)
—HtMauMts ftr Valei Ma*—
VUta-w4a   lolatMo,   OHui   tal
Only Wllle Hol» Bajlt-*-i4
12 Hutlngi Street last
Our advortiserB support the Federatlonist,   It is up to yoa to e»p-
port thom.	
Bicycles of Real Value-Tisdall's STANDARD
IN ASSEMBLING thie Bioyole, quality has beon our
first consideration. We therefore offer you an exceptionally strong wheel at a very moderate price.
( V,™) $1-60PERYEAR
Keep Out the Germs
■U Disease of any kind is an abnormal condition
due to the human machine being defective in
some parts. When you are in good health you
are able to resist disease germs. When your
vitality is low, bacteria makes successful invasion
of the human structure. Disease is the result.
So it is your duty, in order to maintain your
vital resiatanee at its highest, to keep the working parts of the human machine at their best.
Most important among these is the 'dental equipment which takes care of the important process
of mastication and masceration with the saliva-
first step in digestion, HaVe decay in the mouth
removed—lt offers a breeding-plaoe for germs.
Have lost teeth replaoed and so keep the health
snd high vitality which resists disease.
tJ Highest quality of material—highest skill in workmanship—lew
prices.   This is my proposition,
Phone Sey. 6441
Fine Dentistry
Are the Oldest Established Home in Vancouver in
Men's and Boys' Clothing
Having been in business 29 years, we have clothed
many of the soldier boys who went from here since they
were kiddles.
We are still here with a large stook of Men's and Boys'
Suits, Overcoats, Hats and Furnishings, and a square
deal for every one of you.
Men's Shoes of
Special Merit
Our showing of Men's Spring Footwear will please the
most exacting critic, embracing aB it does all the best
leathers and new style features used in Expert Shoe
We show the limit of value at any stated price.
We're Toon for Oood Union-Made Shoes
The Ingledew Shoe Co.
eee QBAKVILLE St.—•'Vancouver's Union Shot Store."
Those Defective Teeth Gan Be Replaced
i tht defect asivnu an scats form—
Doe, It per to "lit roar twth fO"--to ftee th. ptln, trouble and Incon-
raltaM Mtiet by the,, teeth wken I*-- *-'   -	
as U Miulnly i "
{he a» eKnt these t«»t»—I liU exemiae Hum—.(bin yea tat Ute at
Mttmete et eut ea the neceutiy work.
■ hy I
tekaa Is
for dentil
Dr. Brett Anderson *_&l
Orewn and Bridge Specialist £_*l
60S  HASTINGS  ST,  WEST ._]_.{_
Comer Seymour Stnet ain*
Offloe Open Tuesday and Friday Bveninga Until 8 o'clock
Troth Out Ploweri, Funeral Designs, Wedding Bon-mete, Pet Planta
Ornamental end Shade Trees, Seeds, Bulla, Florists' Sundries
Brown Bros. & Co. Ltd.
41 Hurting. Stnet Bast 7M Oranvllle Street
Seymoar MM72 Seymour S518
Highest Grade Mechanic's Tools
Martin, Finlayson & Mather Ltd.
46 Hastings St W.      i;      Vancouver, B. C.
Only Once Does the Human Hand Ever
Touch a Loaf of SHELLY'S 4-X BREAD
They Have Seen Capitalism With AU Its
Shakespeare saya, "He that being
robbed misses not that whioh he is
robbed of, let him know It and he's
not robbed at all." The ordinary
working man until quite recently
had no idea that he was robbed if
ho recoived tho value of his labor
power, or exploited either for that
matter; to him everything was as it
should be if he managed to obtain
a fair wago whieh iH equivalent to
a baro existence. The Socialist agitator talked himself deaf and dumb
and blind, but the working class
nover as a class moved excopt in the
master's interest. In 1914 tbe war
came and transformed everything.
It took millions of tons of powder
and other explosives to jar loose the
brains of the slaves, but thc most
pessimistic of us havo now to acknowledge that tho revolution is not
only coming, but iB almost upon us.
Tho toilers are now looking at tho
world with wide-open eyes and are
getting ready to act on thcir own
behalf. They have seen the gigantic
machinery of production Btretch itself as it were and produce under
thoir control, commodities in such
vast quantities as to stagger thc imagination. They have seen tho politicians and other humbugs in their
true colors and tbey are amazed and
angry at being fooled so long. The
working man knows now that he
produces all exchange values. He
knows that he . fights all wars, ho
knows now the master class can
plunder, and graft and kill and
cheat, because ho has seen it at its
dirty work, The mask is torn off.
capitalism and it stands in a state
of nudity without a single lie left
with which to cover its hideous nakedness. The hoarv old villian,' howover, instead of hiding his head in
aharao, opens his arms and says to
the working man. "Let us embrace.
Let us get together, are we not in-
dispensible to each other t" and he
is filled with rage and fear when the
working men says con t omptously,
"Nothing doing." The real situation between capital and labor at
ho present time is similar to that
if a farmer who is trying to catch
i loose horse in a field. He has a
few oats held temptingly in one
hand and the halter behind him in
he other and the horse won't be
tempted but tries to get the farmer
nto a position whore ha can kick
him.  It waa the good fortuno of
he writor to visit one of these got
ogether affairs the other day and
-eally it waa too funny for words.
rho representatives of labor had the
ApologistB for capitalism in auch a
Hopeless muddle that the real character of the enetay oame out. He
adopted the alave driving tacties at
the meeting and this gavo the gamo
away still more.  It would bo well
Organized Labor Backing Up Suspended Teacher in Diatrict
of Columbia
school teachers' unions of this
city, at a mass meeting today,
launched their flght against the
Board of Education for free discussion of current topics in the
public schools, and for redress in
the case of Miss Alice Wood, a
high school teacher who was recently suspended by the Board because of her "handling of economic questions." Shortly after Miss
Wood was suspended, the superintendent of schools Isssued an order to the high school teachers
forbidding the dlscsusion of the
leaguo of nations, bolshevism, or
other controversial topics, and,
according to the students, debates
on tho league of nations, which
had been scheduled, were cancelled without explanation.
The teachers at once took up
the matter through their unions,
of which there are Ave in the
District of Columbia, organized
under the American Federation
of Teachers and the American
Federation of Labor. Tho Central
Labor Union of Washington, the
local branch of the National Women's Trade Union League, with
both of which bodies the teachers* unions are afflliated, and the
Federal Employees' Union, with
lfi.OOO members, have already
lined up behind the teachers in
their flght, which promises to bo
a contest of national significance.
Civilization Is Based on
Enslavement of One
Class in Society
In taking up the subject of "the
Class Strugglo," at the F. L. P.
meeting on Sunday night, E. T.
Kingsley observed that the very
term implied human slavery. Such
a struggle could not exist without
a class of opprossed and a class of
oppressors. All written history was
tho history of a civilization 'based
on slavery; and they were justified
in assuming that its original form,
chattel slavory, existed many, many
thoiiBimds of years prior to any written record. Slavery had boon tno
corner stone of civilization down to
thc present tii- c.
Thoro had been many rebellions
of slavos against their masters in
pro-Chrij-Hiiiri times; but nover any
idea of ,wi]iiug_put onco for all thc
syslnn of -iavery under which they
suffered. Thus Spartacus and his
band huil for yours wages a terrific
war against the master class; yet
thore was nothing in that rising
which bore tho ear-marks of a revolution, with thc object of wiping out
that class entirely. So in tho world
of today, here and elsewhere, there
were rebellions against the conditions under which the wag" earners
lived; but an analysis of thc situation would show that tho claBB struggle cannot express itsolf in any such
fight for a mere amelioration of conditions.
Tho Marxian theory held thnt nil
value, us expressed in terms of exchange, hod been put into commodities by the hand of human lahor
alone; Iheir value was determined
by (lie amount of necessary labor
power embodies. There was no other
basis upon which exchange value
could be determined. The law of exchange was not a written law, not
an enactment of legislators or governments; yet no power on earth,
n(j!'combination of either capitalists
oi-tf workers, could overturn it. For
4,000 years at least, working poople
hart-been attempting to do so—now
hare; now there—in their 'figfitB
about wages and conditions; yet exchange value had never been altered
by one iota.
Labor power was a commodity;
bought and sold in tho market; and
alt- commodities were subject to the
unwritten law of exchange, Efforts
made to raise or sustain the rate
of'-wages wero along the lines of a
trust; i.e., a combination of persons
wfio 'have agreed to control prices
in the market. The Standard Oil
trust was an example. AU went well
till'one or other of the combined
concerns, through loss of trade, gave
way and cut tne price; then the
trust went to pieces. It could not
stand the pressure of an adverse
market. Tho Standard Oil people
never attempted that again, but organized the Standard Oil Company
and crushed all competitors by merciless underselling. That was the
only way.
Ar« yon in favor of tho adoption of the following as a Preamble toL 4, laborP*Jwer trust was equally
».__ at—u_t_._L___._o "^ ° futile.   An increase of wagos was
Wire Men Want More
Albany, N. Y.—Electrical workers
of this city have presented a new
wage scale, which raises rates from
60 to 87-^ cents an hour.
for tho class conscious working man
to steer clear of the henchmen of
the master class and avoid these
gatherings. Were tho mnster class
honest in this it would first begin
by firing its stool pigeons, its Pink-
ertons, its provacatuers and tho
other garbage it carries around with
it. How can thero bo any getting
together! Tho tiger may love tho
lamb because tho latter provides
tho former with a pleasant meal,
but how can the lamb be expected
to love the tiger. Ono thing we
know and that is that the mnster
class has on every occasion used thc
working class as it saw fit. It has
starved, exploited, killed and beaten
our class until it can stand no more.
It would do the same in tho futuro
as it has in tho past if It only had
the power. The will is Btill there.
Why does tbe master class try to
get the working class to co-operatef
There is only one anBwor, "Because
it Ib afraid!" The working man
is now in a position to put the capitalist class in the dock, try it and
execute judgment and he is going to
be compelled to do so in every country in tho world where capitalism
is in existence. Meanwhile, remember that safety is absolutely assured if the worker resolutely keeps to
tho revolutionary watchword of " No
Northern Construction Company
Reduce the Wagee and Increaie the Hours.
The Northern Construction Company on the P. Q. B. Is very patriotic. This company is hiring returned soldiers at 75 cents per
hour, which on an eight-hour-day
basis would be a reduction of 60
cents per day. To allow the men
the opportunity of earning full
wages the houn ot labor have been
Increased to nine. The matter has
been laid before the returned men's
associations and tbey are refusing
to send men to work for this outfit.
The Piledrivers and Wooden
Bridgemen'. Union, which has
many returned men In lta ranks,
is taking the matter up with the
Deputy Minister of Labor,
To Increase Benefits
Harrisburg, Pa.—The stato work*
men's compensation board is urging
the legislature to inerease compensation for injured workers from SO
per cont. of tbeir wookly wago to
05 por eent. Thc board also favors
decreasing from 14 to soven days
the length of time an injured worker muat wait beforo he can receive
the Constitution;?
Modern society is divided into two classes:—Capitalist and Wagowork-
i.g, with interests entirely opposed to each other.
The present order gives to the capitalistic class in an over-increasing
supply ef wealth and to the wageworker an over increasing measure of
degradation and misery.
Therefore, a struggle goes on between these two classes.
As sellers of labor power, the workers are compelled to organise Industrially, without regard to race, creed or color, not only in order to
obtain better conditions, and to resist the ruthless exploitation by capital,
but also to educate its members to their elass position in society, so that
they shall be able to take over the industries and to use thom in the
Interests of tbe whole community instead of as at preaent for tho benefit
ef a few.
Are yon in faror of either of the proposed amendments to the Oonstl-
1.   That no onc taking a contract shall be eligible for membership,
t.   An amedment to above proposal has been mado as follows:
Persons taking contracts or adopting any means of exploitation with the
object of employing other persons are not eligible for membership.
I.   That any person who performs a socially-necessary function in tne
lumber industry, or in a construction camp, is eligible for membership.
Question No. 1
Are yon ln favor of levering your affiliation with yonr preient International Graft Union, and becoming part of One Big Industrial Organization
of all worken?
Mark your ballot with an X—TES ™_ NO	
Question No, 2
An you in favor of » general strike to establish a six-hour working day?
Uark your ballot with an X—TES  NO	
If you de not receive an official ballot by May 10th, uie the one in
Damp Worker er Federationlit.
AND that hand is tho hand that lifts the shaped dough
from tho moulding machine to the pan in which it la
baked,  From the timo thc flour is placed in tho dough-
mixer machinery does all the work, producing thousands of
loaves in the same time it takes the housewife to bake four.
Thai hu lt
been msde
pouible 10
bay belter
breed st a
leie coit then
jt cen be
b s k e t .1
rood llcenie
No. 6-10M.
always made up by a rise in prices.
"The master class never lost a fivo*
cont piece by any advanco of wages
it evor granted." (Applauae.) The
iron law of exchange could not bp
violated by cither masters or Blaves;
the market would always right itself. "It is impossible to get a cop*
per away from them, as long as they
are masters and the rest of us are
It was absurd to think that John
D. Bockefeller could put up the
price of oil at pleasure. Orders
would fall off, and the price would
bo shaded down to tho correct point.
Tho losa of trade would indicate
that other tiling wero being resorted to in plnco of oil. The Standard Oil Co., no longer triod to get
a prico that tho market did not warrant. Similarly, increasing orders indicated that, the priee wos below
what lt ought to be; then it waa
Bhaded up, till the normal flow again
was reached.
"We can agree on wages below
which wo will not work; but, un*
leaa the circumstance-* of thc market determlno that is the correct exchange valuo, that agreomont will
be broken." Either the wago would
be paid and taken bock again: or
tho unemployed would be compelled,
In spito of all their resolutions, to
break that prico. "Then the whole
shebang folia down, aa we havo
seen it many, many times."
Many did not understand that
there were slnvoB; thnt thia was
tho most lntonilfiod slavory thot the
world ovor saw. Thoy wero moro
powerless to baok It, without overthrowing lt altogether, than they
ever wero. The wngo of labor
tbrouehmit tho world was nevor an
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Section 18 of the Bussian constitution provides that "Tho Russian
Socialist Federated Soviet Bepublic
considers work the duty of every
citizen of tho republic, and proclaims as its motto: "Ho shall not
eat who does not work." In section 3 there iB tho following provision : '' Universal obligation to
work is introduced for the purpose
of eliminating thc parasitic strata of
society snd organizing the economic
lifo of the country."
New York. — Tho plight of returning soldiers is pitiful. The famous 27th Division which took a
prominent part in breaking the Hlndenburg line received a welcome
that cost the city of Now York
$430,000. The next day the head of
tho state employment aervice announced that 8,000 men from this
division were out of work. Ono boI-.
dier who was working in a factory
before he joined tho army received
his old job upon his return to New
York. Before He left for tho war
his pay was 414 a week. The firBt
pay envelope which he received after his return contained $10. He protested but was told that $10 waB to
be his wago hereafter.
In Toledo, 0., the Socialists had
planned a farewell meeting for Eugene V. Debs, who goes to the penitentiary in a few days to servo a
ten-year sentence. The hall in whieh
the nieeting was to be held was
closed by the police. A riot ensued
among the five thousand peoplo who
had assembled for the purpose of
attending tho meeting. About 76
persons wero arreBted. The mayor,
in a public statement, said that
"Hereafter no meeting will bo permitted anywhere in tho oity where
it is suspected that a man of radical
tendencies will speak."
Tho British Whitley Industrial
Commission met, investigated, considered and published its report—
net result—rich richer and poor
poorer. Now her majesty, the queen,
is making a private investigation
and finds appalling misery and
Winnipeg. — The censor had
threatened the Ukrainian Labor
News with suppression despite the
fact that there wore no editorials
and nothing was printed save excerpts from other papors printed in
Canada. Tho censor insists that he
be allowed to mako the selection.
Time was when politicians openly
boasted that they could "buy every
election." The United Formers of
Ontario have for a motto "Every
bye-election" and are living up to
it. Threo recent bye-elontions in old
Ontario have boen won by independent farmer candidates. Evidently
thore aro still wise men in thc East.
Tho Calgary Metal Trades workers were looked out Tuesday of last
week owing to their having put the
44-hour wook into oporation in de-
nance of tho bosses. Their schedule
demands were ignored, but tho men
are determined. This is tho first case
of direct action In tho Dominion-
it demonstrates the Bpirit of the
times. Tho bossos aro backed by
tho Boards of Trade—the workors
by the Ono Big Union Bpirit.
Speculation Is rife as to the beneficial results of tho visit of the delegation of tho Amalgamated Postal
Workers' Union to Ottawa, whero
rates of pay and working conditions
havo boon discussed for several days
with the postmaster-general. The
postal workers throughout tho west
aro dotorrained to romedy the mediaeval state of affairs existing in the
postal service
low as at this moment, compared
with tho prices of things in tho
stores. Tho reason was that human
slavery was moro highly developed
today; the slaves were skinned closer to the quick now than over they
were beforo.
Thero was nothing revolutionary
in combines for rebellion against
the markot; thev were an absolute
denial of the class struggle. Thc
conflict was between buyers aud sellers, between whom no class strugglo wus possible. So a fight between
strikers and scabs was merely u
fight between slaves; thero was no
revolution in that. Tho prico wbs
dictated at all times by the number
of jobs compared with the number
of slavos.
Tho class struggle could only bc
a struggle for the conquest of politieal powers, to that tho rule of
tho master class should bo brought
to an end and the oarth set freo for
tho workers—the ending once for
all the wago question, the last form
of human slavery. The fact of onc
man working for another was unnatural and positively deadly—to
worker and ttiastsr alike. It implied
human slavery and government—
somebody to govern and somebody
to bo governed. Tho talk about de-
mocraor under such condition! was
all piffle. "What does govornment
mean except to robf That's all It
can Imply—tho edict of ths master
While * tho    Easter
weather was disappointing, the Baiter
trade at tho "B. 0."
was most satisfactory, thank you.
It is most gratifying to ns to
see our old friends stream in
year after yoar. It speaks volumes for the satisfaction our
goods give. They sure ought to
givo satisfaction because we buy
the best woolens procurable and
we employ only the best workers, and if ten years trading on
cne spot does not give us the
necessary experience it's difficult
to say what would. We wish
you'd como and see our new
Spring Suitings and Style
Sheets. They'll sure take your
$45 up     $35 up
The B.C. Tailoring Co.
Our Economy
Is the Place to Buy Men's Work Boots and
Children's School Boots
Steelite Boots
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the wear in every pair."
Outing Footwear for the whole family
at lowest prices in the city.
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FBIDAY. - April 25, 1919
0. B. V.
maino to the quostion involvod, Ib
as follows;
"Again the FederationiBt says:
Thore is no need to foar that the
workors in this country will bring
about anarchy. This iB a reassuring
atatement, but here is where this
pnpor again roquirus enlightening
The Calgary Conferenco declared
approval of the 'Dictatorship of the
Proletariate'* as being 'absolute
nnd efficient for the transformation
of capitalist-private property to
communal wealth.' Now a niodorn
democracy in proportion as it is pervaded by vigorous democratic ideals
will light against dictatorship of any
class in the commonwealth—working man or so-called capitalist. It
will light such dictatorship to
finish. This means civil war and
consequent anarchy. What this
newspaper would like to know
whether the Federationist, in spito
of its expressed desire to create a
'now order' by peaceful methods,
would advocate the 'Dictatorship of
tbe Proletariat' ovon if such dictatorship involved anarchy?"
In this question, the World shows
that it oither does not understand
world   conditions,   or   is   wilfully
blind to them.   It Bays "that modern democracy will light against a
dictatorship."    That is true.    The
working olass is lighting against the
dictatorship of a olass    that    only
comprises about 15 per cont. of the
people, a    dictatorship    that    has
thrown members of    the    working
class into prison for' having politicnl  opinions  different   to   those  of
the ruling class; a dictatorship that
has prescribed the litoraturo of the
working class movement, and hand-
picked tho eleetors in the last Dominion election; a dictatorship that
controls the lives of the great majority of the world's population, for
tho ruling class knows no boundary
linos when its interests are threatened, as witness the action of thc
Allies in Russia and Hungary. Pro-
are    the    only    things    that
are   sacred   to   tho    class    that
now   -dictates     tho     things    thnt
the majority of the people may or
may not do.    We aro asked if we
would advocate a proletarian dictatorship, if such dictatorship involved anarchy f We will ask tho World
if it understands anarchy.   We take
it for granted that   it   does   not,
or it would not have asked the question if it did.   Wo will answer the
question ourselves.   Anarchy is the
direct antithesis of Soeialism, It is a
donial of a social order based on cooperative effort, and is tho last thing
that the workera wish to have anything to do with.  It is for this reason that they desire to abolish thc
present anarchic system, with all its
contradictions, and the results that
must come through tho prevalence
of anarchy in any form.   Man is a
social animal, be produces the things
that arc necessary for human sustenance socially, but under tho present
system, thero is anarchy in tho disposition of the wealth created by
the working class, owing to the fact
that whou the workers have pro
•duced it, they do not own it, but it
ii owned by a ruling class, through
tho class ownership of the means of
wealth production, whioh are operated socially.   This in itself is anarch/*   Could thore be any thing that
eould be imagined that eould be
worse than conditions u they now
prevail in all lands under capitalism.
Soldiers that have fought for what
wae supposed to have beon their
country, now are fighting for the
right  to  live,   and  access  to  the
moans of woalth production in ordor
that they may do ao.   The workers
denied the very wealth tbey bave
created by the riding claaa that
nevor produced anything but trouble
and suffering for the wealth producers.   We are told tha anarchy prevails in Bussia.    From all sources
that are not tainted by the present
ruling class agencies, we learn that
anarchy doeB not prevail in Bussia,
except in those parts where the Allies are operating    and    bringing
about counter revolutions.   In this
issue will be found   an   interview
with a man that has returned from
that land, and his statements give
the lie to the stories   of   anarchy
that is supposed to prevail there.
«      *       *
We do not concede that a proletarian  dictatorship   would   involve
anarchy, aud we take the stand that
it would be necossary if the forces
of reaction stand iu the   way   of
progronB, and attempt to sto'm the
tido that is gradually bringing tho
working class to the end of its slavery.    The situation In  Bussia was
of such a nature that thore was no
other method left for the workors
but to tako control of the situation.
Counter revolutions wero springing
up in many places, some, if not all,
being engineered and financed from
outside sources.   When the time for
a change in the system arrives, the
workors will adopt such measures
na will be necessary.   As we have
said on previoui   occasions,   these
methods will be determined by the
activities, of the present ruling olass,
and the reactionary elements in society.   We contend that a proletarian dictatorship would involve less
anarchy than prevails at this day in
any   capitalistic   country   in   the
world, not excepting Canada, and
that in any case it would be a dictatorship of the majority   of  thc
people, and not at we have at present, a dictatorship of a very small
Thoso tbat proposed the 0. B, U.
at the Western Conference did not
bring it forward as a panacea for
all the ills of the working class, or
as a substitute for present governmental bodios, but for the purpose
of giving the workers a better form
of organization through whloh to
secure thoir demauds whilo capi
talism lasts. When the time It ripe
for a change, the workers will move
as tho neods of the times dictates,
nnd if the Ono Big Union is tho organisation through which thay will
work, it wlU be because it bost
suits the requirements of the moment. If other forms of action are
necessary, then they will take them.
But whatever action they will take
It wiU he political action. It will
be action tgatut the poHMeri pew-
«      *      « Iw ef the ruling olaie.  Io sey that
Th. «fl0n_i aiiMtloa.   whlefc   isithe yfmikm deeided at Ofclgwr to
LAST WEEK we suggested that
tho Vancouver Daily World
should devoto some time to the
Study of world conditions, so that it
oould dual intelligently with them,
In Tuesday's issue of that paper,
we are asked to
supply a little
light on two questions, that have arisen out of the
Oalgary Labor conference. Tho
Federationist is accused of being
Impolite in its references to the in*
torpretation placed on the deliberations of the conference. If we were
Only impolite in our references, then
we were neglectful in our duties to
the class which this paper repro-
lents, and whose ' aspirations it
voicei. The World deliberately stated that political action was to be
thrown into the discard, and the
next step was to call a general strike
on June 1st, which will challenge
Ihe authority, not only of the Federal, but of the Imperinl and Allied
governments, it also Btated that this
involves the suppression of not only
the present government of Canada,
but all government other than that
dictated by the labor temples of tho
cities of the West. We stated that
this was nonsense, to put it mildly.
To put it bluntly, it was misrepresentation, and with au object that
was not, at least, in the interests of
the working elass of this country,
and evidently with the object of defeating the proposals now being
voted oa by the local unions, submitted by the central committee ap*
pointed by the Western conference.
So much for our impolite statements.
* *       *
Coming to the questions asked by
the World, we will deal with them
in the order in which they are
aiked. In or-der that there can be
no misrepresentation of the ques*
tions asked, wo give them in full.
Hie first one iB as follows: "In particular, it denies that the 'One Big
Union' intends to 'supersede"existing government institutions.' Tet
in the same article it says: 'That
industrial control will be the next
itep in the make-up of society in
ftead of the government of men, no
one that understands the working-
•teas portion will deny. The World,
whioh ii always anxious to 'gain a
little knowledge of world conditions
sad the cause of them,' would be
Slad to see defined ler It how 'in-
Bitrial control' eaa he substituted
for 'government of awn' without
■'superseding* existing' government
* •      •
In this question it will be aeen
that the World links up onr statement as to the future, with the raa-
£ins for tho formation of tho One
Ig Uaioa. Kow, there could be no
•ther reasons tnx tht formation of
the new form of organisation than
Ahat expressed ia the resolution,
.which reads:
"Whereas, great and far-reaching
-changes have taken placo during the
last year in tho realms of industry;
1' And whereas, we have discovered through painful experiences the
Utter futility of separate action on
the part of the workers, organised
merely along craft lines, auch aetion
tending to strengthen the relative
position of the master elass;
"Therefore, be it resolvod, that
this Western Labor Conference
place itself on record, as favoring
the immediate reorganization of the
workers along industrial lines, so
that by virtue of their
dnstrial strength, tho workers may
be better prepared to -enforce any
demand they considor essential to
thoir maintenance and well being;
"And be it further resolved, that
in view of tho foregoing, we plaoo
ourselves also on rooord as boing
opposed to the innoculty of Labor
leaders lobbying parliament for palliatives which do not palliate."
* * *
Our statements as to tho future is
entirely another matter, and we did
not suggest that "industrial eontrol
could be established without superseding existing government institutions." In fact, wo have stated on
many occasions, that govornment of
men must be superseded by administration of industry, before democracy can bs established. If that is
correct, then the present governmental institutions must be done away
with, before real democracy can exist. From that position we have no
intention of receding a stop. It is
the only position that we could take,
having a knowledge of the ills of
the working class, which arc tho result of« humun slavery, brought
about by the cluss ownership of the
moans of wealth production, and
which is tho only reason for government, as wc know it today, existing.
Governmont presupposes a governed, and a governing class, one elass
subject to another. It is the mission of the working clans to do away
with this olass ownership, and the
consequent misery and enslavement
of the working class. That accomplished, government of mon will be
no longer necessary, and ths old
governmental methods will be relegated to the Umbo of things that
are obsolete. But our statements
were not tbe reasons for the formation of the new form of industrial
organization. The reasons for that
are expressed ia tho resolution*
proves that the World iB only con-'
versant with one phase of political
action, that being ballot box action,
and if that line of action is not
sufficient for the workers, then
other action will have to be taken,
but in any ease it will be political,
as the presont ruling class will realize when it meets it. Taking the
statement of the World, "that
fighting a dictatorship means civil
war aud anarchy,'' then we contend
that if thero is civil war, the blame
will rest on thoso that at this time
hold that dictatorship. The workers are out to abolish that dictatorship, and intend to end it and bring
in the co-operativo commonwealth,
and abolish for ever the reasons for
class war, class hatreds, and all
that classes in society must involve.
If there is civil war, it will bc because tho decrees of tho majority
arc obstructed, and thoso in power
will not let go. When tho majority
so determines-- tho rule of the minority must end, and end it will, no
mattor whnt will bo tho methods
necessary to end it.
(Continued from page 1)
THAT bogey man, raised by tho
ruling claus, to frighten all of
the timid members of socioty,
whieh has dono so much service recently, to wit the nationalization of
women   in   Bussia,
THAT has     again    boon
VILLAINOUS     trotted  out  to   do
LIE service. This week
we have beon in-
formod that due to considerable dissatisfaction and protest in some of
the Bussian provinces against the
decree which was supposed to havo
boon issued nationalizing women,
that it 'has been abandoned. It appears that this report was first
started by a notice that was posted
by tho enemies of the Soviet Governmont, and not as was stated, by
the Saratov Anarchist Club. It wos
a lie circulated by all the nations
that aro today ruled by capital, and
was spread broadcast, in the effort
to discredit the proletariat in Bussia. This foul rumor is in line with
many other statements that havo
been made dorogatory to the workers in the first country to ovorthrow
the rule of capital.
George Landsbury, editor of the
Herald, the national labor weekly,
London, ran this vile rumor down
for his own personal   satisfaction,
and he saya that the tales of the nationalization of women   in   Bussia
are pure and simple lies.   Oliver M.
Baylor is the dramatic critic of the
Indianapolis News.   He has recently returned from Bussia.   He is not
a Socialist, yet he wroto an article
for the New Bepublic iu which he
gives tho quietus to this infamous
lie.  In this article he soys: "Whatever elso tho   Bussian   Bolsheviki
must answer for bofore public opinion today, and the bar of history tomorrow, they cannot in  truth
hold responsible for   the   so-called
decree concerning the  nationalization of women."   To come nearer
home, we have the words of a young
Y.M.C.A.    workor,   Mr.   Humphrio,
who has just returned from Bussia,
and who was interviewed by a local
man, aud which is published in another column   in   this   issue.   He
brands the press reports as to nationalization of women as a lie, and
gives not his opinion, but his statements based on actual knowledge of
the situation.    But we cannot expect anything else from tho press
that is controlled   by   the   ruling
class. Bussia has broken away from
capitalistic rule, and to that extent
has earned the enmity of the ruling
class of all nations, and we cannot
expect the truth from the organs of
the class whoso power is threatened.
While ths press is circulating lies
as to the women in Bussia, it might
be as woll to take a look   at   the
women in the lands where women
are bo "well cared" for, sueh as the
U. S. A., England and France. What
is the position of the women theref
We find that duo to economic conditions, that women are compelled to
Bell their sex favors for bread. Nationalized with a vengeance.   Capitalized would b* a better term. And
who are these women of the underworld!   They are the daughters of
the working class, they are the sisters of members of the only useful
class in society.   Let   those   that
will say that they are fallen worn-
It is as base a lie as that circulated about the women in Bussia.
The female membors of the working
class are as good and moral as the
women of any   other  class.    Nay,
thoy are hend and shoulders above
the women of the ruling class in all
mutters  that  pertain  to  thoir  sex
relations.   But starved and buffeted
under the present   system,   which
prevents   the   men   from    taking
wives, they take advantage of the
market so created for   their   sex
favors, and sell them in order that
they may live.   The present Bystem
is responsible for their fallen state.
The workers are realizing this, and
it ill behooves the ruling cTass to
circulate such an Infamous lie as to
the attitude of the workers to their
women, at this time when the system that has given the ruling class
the brothel, is about to collapse and
the ruling class will be called  to
account for its treatment   of    the
workors that have   shattered   the
rule, that has mads it possible for
that class to revel in luxury, while
the working olass has been degraded and brutalized by tho industrial
system.   If there is rod blood in
any working man's veins, he will resent this dirty   villainous   lio.   He
will reseut the conditions that have
made it necessary for membors of
his class of the female sox to sell
their bodicB for the necessities of
lifo.    He will work for the overthrow of the system that haB been
responsible, and will endeavor   to
usher in that day, when his sisters,
or his daughtors, may be free from
the possibility of over reaching that
position, when it is either death by
starvation, or the brothel.
Friday did not represent tho majpr-1W W LEFEAUX
ity of the returned men. But we | * *
would suggest that if that meeting
had have been called by the labor
movement of this city, aud similar
resolutions had been passed, that
we should have hoard a lot of talk
about Bolshevism, and it is quite
possiblo that there would have been
counter demonstration organized
by the.parties that were responsible
for the gathering last Friday, to let
labor know that it could not rulo
the country. It might also have
been possible for Mayor Galo to
havo emulated the* Mayor of Seattle in suppressing* a Bolshoviki revolution. W.e havo no quarrel over
the soldiers seeking work for thoir
comrades, and we don't care how
they -do it, but we trust that after
this, labor will be givon tho same
right as the soldiers, at any time
that it thinks somothing must be
doue to bring about its wishes in
respect to thc administration of the
country, and of tho conditions under
which the memberB of organized
labor aro compelled to work. May
we point out to the "World" that
the movos of the returned men over
the appointment of Mayor Gale as
utilities commissioner, looked very
much like political actions to us,
but they were not ballot box
actions oither. We would also suggest to the soldiers that in view of
the fnct that tho ruling class now
owns the jobs, that if the workers
ownod thom, thore might be
chance for them to get one at more
thnn Chinaman's wages. Tliis of
course only applies to the ranks. The
officers of course get theirs, with
sufficient emoluments to enable
them to live.
The following gem is taken from
the Sun:
"The attompt to form "one big
union" does not seem to bo making
much progress in the labor world.
Evidently the members of the craft
organizations are a little reluctant
to surrender their future into the
hands of revolutionary extremists.
The way for Labor to increase its
share in tho control and profits of
industry, is by harmonious co-operation."
Let us imagine Labor increasing
its share in the profits of industry,
by harmonious or auy othor methods. How on earth anyono can increase that which does not exist, is
beyond tho mind of any sane individual. Labor has no share in the
profits of industry. It cannot have
any control of that whieh belongs
to the master class. The only share1
that labor has .in the profits of in*.
dustry is in the production of thorn-
for a class in socioty that owns and!
controls the means of •wealth production, including the slaves that1
operate them. Labor has got past'
the stage when it believes in shoring anything. Having produced'all:
it has arrived at the stage, where]
\t intends to stop sharing anything
but the work. Given tho opportunity which cannot be long delayed
Labor will give to the members of
the ruling olass, that which has been
denied the working class, the chap.ee
to get out and earn its own living.
That is all the sharing that labor
is looking for, Apart from tho sharing up proposition, the workers are
taking up the O. B. U. in greator
numbers, tban was expected when
the proposal was flrst made, and
while the Sun may not like the idea,
it looks as if the 0, B. U. is already
on the map, and approved of by
'the workers, and the rank and file
at that.
The following is an extract from
a dispatch by Dr. Dillon, to the
Daily Province:
Tide of Revolution Bluing ln Europe
The revolutionary tide is rising
everywhere in Europe and Uttle now
oan be done to stem it. Whatever
elso the conforonco may accomplish,
lt has established neither peaee
among the belligerents nor a solid
basis for a general peace later on,
ardently though the peoples yearn
for it. The world system that culminated in a sanguinary war and
illusory peace stands condemned
and, together with the classes responsible for it, constitutes a target againBt which the new democracy is aiming its thunder-bolts.
Whatover one may think of the
conditions to be imposed upon the
enomy, they have driven him into
the arms of Bussia, and resulted in
dividing the European and Asiatic
world into two hostile camps which,
so long as they persist, will effeotu-
ull hinder the foundation of the
league of nations."
We have been saying the same
thing for some little time, and those
workers who have pointed out thc
inevitable break up of ths capitalistic Bystem havo boen called an-
avehististi and everything else that
they are not. But the handwriting
on the wall is becoming so plain,
that even .the scribes of the ruling
class can see the message that is
inscribed, and which fortolli of the
end of a systom that has reached
the end of its tether.
their social Instincts were being
used by another class for the purpose which those who hypnotized
them had ln view. '
In other particulars the ant Is
superior to the human being. In
support of thiB statement the speaker quoted from Thomaa Belt's book
which stated that the ants dwelt to-1
gether in communities where the
Interests of all were common, The
young children were provided for
first, then the females of tbe community. We do not flnd this ln human soolety. In any colony they
work without any capital. It is not
on record that anybody draws any
interest on any bonds or anything,
nor that there is any particular poverty in any part of the community.
There la no exploitation. Why is lt
that our intelligence should be so
much lower than the ant In this
The "leaf cutting" ants lay the
leaves tbey get down In their sub-
teranean passages. They uae them
for bedding and also raise a fungus
from them on which they live,
They also keep another Insect from
whioh they extract honey which
tbey atore up for their food. In
this work every ant has ItB share
of what there 1b to do. In contrast,
we go out and work for a boss. We
have every kind of manufacture.
We have the wherewithal! to provide plenty for all. We work, work,
work. What for? Do we go to
work with the same purpose as the
ants do? Do we work in order
that In times of famine or drought
we may have plenty? Do we work
for the good of the community?
No; we work because we have to.
Wo'have to get a job because our
society is organized on a different
plan to that ot the ant. The human
being Is working in an anarchls-
tlcal Bystem,1 generally known
"competition." The ants have no
machinery. The Blave or male ant
only does the laborious work. We
are compelled to go out and get a
Job, when we can get a job, because
of the materialistic conditions under which we live. We have no
idea of doing anything tor the good
of the community, because a number of Individuals have control of
property, ThlB is the basis of the
whole of the Ills ot human society,
starvation, misery, crime. There Is
no record of the ants ever building
jails to keep other ants In. They
have no police force or armed force
to keep guard over the rest of them,
because crime Is a negligible quantity. Tbere is no instance ot the
degenerate female or illegitimate
children. The children are cared
for by the community. Tbe speaker failed to understand why the
workers will put up wtth modern
conditions or why they should aak
such foolish questions as he had
referred to.
The speaker gave a lengthy explanation of Capital, "the Taylor
System" and the medium ot exchange used ln Russia.
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Don't FaU to See "Ble Hopttaa"
Next week will see Margarot Marriott in tho play that hag created
thoatre hiBtory and broken box offlce record, from ono -end of tho
country to tho other for tho past
eighteen year,. The title of thie
magnetic and fascinating play ia
"Sis Hopkins/' and so great was
it as a money maker, the owners
have refused to release it for stock
produetion until tho presont season.
Every stock company throughout
America sent in hurry-up calls for
thia play and the result is twenty-
four stook companies played it last
wook and turned away peoplo at
overy performance. It will receive
a gigantic production next wook at
thu Empress, and as Margaret Marriott is at her best in a rollicking
soubrette part tho Empress patrons
oan look forward to a rare treat.
Toll all your friendi about this
exceptional play and order your
seats now, so you will be able to
get into the Empress to aee "Sis
Hopkins," for believo ma lha is
somo gaL *"
Betail Oletks Oain
Chicago—About 300 clerki om-
ployed in men's stores in the outlying districts have secured recognition of tho Betail Clorks Union, a
54-hour week and a SO por oent.
wago incraeBO.
Irish Cobbler, uek...Jl.i
Per 100 lbe .»«.'
723 Robson Sh
"Aa ln a gamo ol cards, so in ths garni o*
Hfo, wi muit play with what is dealt us,
and thl glory oonilati not so muak it winning as in playing a poor hand will."
"Sis Hopkins"
Tou'll Scream
Prlcea:   IBe, Mc and Me
Other Big Feature,
Patronizo Fed.  advertisers.
Headlining tha new bill of vau*
devllle at tlio Pantages, opening
with the matinee performance next
Monday, will be the Gautler Brother! in their spectacular European
novelty, "The Animated Toy Shop."
Some remarkable trained ponies;
and dogs are an Incidental feature)!
of tha ottering.
For the special added attraction!
ot the week Manager Pantagei haa!
arranged tor the appearance of
Willard'e Fantasy of Jewell, said,
to be one ot the great musical acta,
ot the kind now before the publlo;
Mort Fox and Oeorge F. Brltt,
the two "itayouta," will presenf
their latest laughing mccesi, I
hodge-podge of mirth and melod;
that promises to please. Harr;
Tauda, Japanese equilibrist, will
be aeen in a series of surprises
this line of work, Joe and Roali
Moy, Chinese entertainer!, will Introduce a program of dance num*
ben, including a Chinese cake*
walk. Rookie Lewli, rlotoui blackface comedian, also will be ln tha
forefront ot the entertainment.
Named Shoes are frequently made
in Non-union factories
No matter what its name, unless
it bears a plain and readable impression of this UNION STAMP.
All Shoes without the UNION STAMP are always Non-union
Do not accept any excuse for Absence of the Union Stamp
JOHN r. TOBIN, President CHAS. L. BAINH, Sec.-Treas.
"Strike Notice"
UNION MEN, do you know
that the next strike is Vucouver ii going to bi an
It will bo the greatest itrike
for you, provided yon hold a
paid-up membership In tha SUB-
Don't wait until "EVEBT-
BODY" knows there ii oil in the
Fraier Valley,
AU the Directors of this Compsny
o. or formerly were, UNION men,
representing FIVE different   Unloni.
'ly were, UNION men,
  JIVE Afferent   Unlone.
Ther know yeur jpooltlon,   therefor.
'l-noy know yeur position,   therefo
you ere eieured of a etrelsht deal.
The SURREY Oil, CO. eheree sn
the beet buy in Ihe elty. Call ini
I will proro it. LUUTH) ISBUN, t
eents per ohere.
Small wpltellMtlon, Isifl bold-
Get yoar order, ln QUICK. Ou
enly be obtained from
G. Gatheral Fleming
Phone Sey. 4317
Open till fl Saturday ovoning
We have been undor the Impression that the returned mm believed in law and ordor. Their
recont notion does not, however,
give us muoh ground for continuing
that bolief. Cranbrook, thn Trau
and Silverton, aad lator Vnncouver.
Uka tha Premier, wl are of the
Friendly Sooletlei Meet
A genoral meeting of thi Fraternal Societies' Welfare Association
of British Columbia, will be held on
Monday, April 28th, at 8 p.m., in
the Elks Hall, 021 Seymour street,
for the purpoie of completing or*
?;anl.atlon and eloctlng offlcors for
he onsuing torm. Any society not
hithorlo represented, cordially invited to sond dolegates.
Unless your feot hurt you. Solon
tido treatment, adjusting tne bones,
and thi wearing of light supports
madi te miasuri, will give prompt
relief. Foot Specialist, Room
615 Hastlngi Welt (over Id-Cent
Store),   Open T te fl evening!,   tt-
-At J. N. Harvey's Olothing Stores-
_WITH   *
Clients who patronize my
offices oan be absolutely
Every modern method
known in the science of dentistry is applied for the alleviation of pain.
Dr. Gordon Campbell
Opening Evenings T to 8
o'clock. Dental Nurse ta
Over Owl Drug Store
Phone Bey. 8238
Bank of Toronto
Assets •■-:■'   ■'■ «M*0N,M0
Deposits     atfiOOflm
Joint Savings Aooount
A JOINT Serial, Aeeonnt my h.
epeael il Thi Beak ol Tarsals
ia Iks ami of lire or mon
pereone. Xa theee mounts ellhef
party msy elen <kep.no, er deposit
■oaey. for th, liferent mi-ibere
of a fcsttty or a Im a (slat eeeieet
Is often n creel eonvonlonee. Interest
Is paid oa baloaeoo.
Vencourer Breuoh:
Corner MstNags easT flemWe attatht
BrenehM Mt
Victoria,   Kerrtte, New Weiteelsetei
More New
---in modified Spring Styles
Embracing remarkable quality fabrics—in plain, and
neat smart patterns. Also arranged in this display are
numerous blues and blacks, all exceptional values, mark-
ad at the popular prices—"
$25, $30, $35, $40
125-127 Hastings St. West
AIM 811*818 Tates Strut,
Victorin, B, 0.
two Union Stores for lien
1 Ml
1160 Georgia Stmt
Sunday services, 11 a.m. snd 7.80 p.m.
Sunday school Immediately following
morning servioe. Wednesday testimonial
meeting, S p,m. Fret reading room,
001-008   Birks   Bldg.
If you want your motoreyola
or bicycle overhauled or repaired
at reasonable pricei, pay us a
We buy and sell nsed machines
of* all kinds. We repair sewing
marhlnos. Lawn mowers sharpened. Oet oar prioes before buying,
3<S  MAIN ST.   (neer Heeltap)
Our Selling System
Quality in Fabrics
Style Correct
Price the lowest possible consistent with
Two Storest
Society Brand
Rogers Building
345 Hastings Street
Burberry Coats
at both  stores
J. W. Foster
Thouoondo ot UNION MEN enrrjr a
Sleknees  snd Accident   Poller with
Merchants Casualty Co.
Our poller eosts $1.00 per month
snd np.
Oor poller pe»e (or sll seoldenU.
Onr poller pere for every known
Onr sdlreoo Is SOI Rotors Bulldlnf.
Our phone number Is Ser. S765.
We went e eepeble repreienlslln
in eseh ONION LOOAL.
Blag np Phone Soymonr S8M tot
Dr. W.J. Curry
Snlte 801 Dominion Building
VAHCOUVBB, B. ft FBIDAT April 28, 1M8
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CAPITAL $250,000
THIS Company was organized by a small group of Vancouver
business men, who made a careful analysis of the possibilities and chances of success before deciding to launch the
Company. It is men of intelligence, experience and integrity with
whom you are invited to join in this enterprise.
The Company's immediate purpose is to develop its
valuable holdings of 1280 acres in {Southern Texas, situated in the very heart of the most productive oil fields
on the North American Continent.
The flrst move is to secure sufficient capital to commence drilling operations; hence this offer to the public of shares at a low
par value.
Thus the small investor can participate in about as
gorgeous a chance to realize big returns from a small
investment as he is ever likely to be offered. DON'T
Vancouver Oil Brokerage
Patronise Foderationist  adrortli-
ire and toll thom why 70a do so..
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Te Promote Distribution
Washington—The bureau of market!, department of agriculture, will
conduot a country-wide inquiry into
the retail moat businoss with a viow
te  determining the most effective
methods for the introduction of economics and tho increase of efficiency
in tho distribution of meat from tho
wholesaler to the consumer.
Patronise Fed. advertisers.
Greatest Stock ol
in Greater Vancouver
Replete in every detail
Hastings Fnnuture Co.Ltd.
iytMtheciiiiMweit lnwwitioninJii-0^
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Andrews' Closing Sale Makes
Cut Rate Prices on American
Clothes as on Furnishing Goods
THE DOORS ARE OPEN. My effort to close out this 565,000
stock of Clothing and Furnishings, because we have leased
the building to another concern, started last week.
I'M CERTAIN of it. I've priced every garment in the house-
Men's and Young Men's Clothes—so attractively that you can't
resist buying at this
Going Out of Business Sale
This ii no ordinary sale. It'i an
extraordinary method of selling
everything in tha house, inoluding
the fixtures, in an incredibly short
In consequent* the reduotione
throughout are extraordinary. They
apply on every pieae of merchandise In the house.
Even the new Spring goods
bought for the coming Easter Sea-
ion, are scaled down to the same
price level.
The famous American clothes—
suits and overcoats—are included—
coals that were meant to grace the
shoulders of Vancouver's best
judges of olothing are to be sold at
a fraction of what they should bring.
Men's Negligee Shirts, are now BBo instead of $1.50.
Men's Penman's Underwear are now IBe
garment instead of ♦1.50.
Men's 35o Tan Hon are now selling at
B pairs for S1.S0.
SOe Neckwear aro now IBo, and Boston
.Garten are now 25c.
Stetson'i $8.80  Hats—pay now. I6.B0
All J5.00 Hats—pay now  W.90
All $8.60 Hats—pny now  $8.78
All Underwent an .
All Uumbrollas are .
All Shirts are .
=14 off
T. B. Andrews'
American Clothes Shop
53 Hasting! Street Weet-Opporite Columbia Theatre
—Written by Ivor Smith.
The  Class  Struggle   Is
a Struggle for
[By Chas. Le»tor]     v
Th« working men on this western
continent are now discussing the O.
B. U. and a few words from tbe
standpoint of a would-be 'red may
be of intorest. "The employing
class and the working elass have
nothing in oommon," says old Dan
de Leon and if this is so harmony
between the two is impossible. The
individual employer may often have
many things in common with his employees but this doos not alter the
faot that their olass interests are
diametrically opposed.
The olass struggle is not on the
job because we only lind one class
there. Tho worker ia exploited
where he works but his exploitation
is due to the fact that he is compelled to sell himself before he
The capitalist bargains not for
the wealth the worker produces but
for the energy measured by time
of tH| producer. If I buy a thing
it is mine. If the capitalist class
buys the working class eight hours
a day for five dollars per man per
day, then the capitalist class owns
lho working class wnen lt Is working, that is to say, during the only
period when it is producing wealth,
therefore, it naturally follows that
all that the working class produces
belongs to the capitalist class by
virtue of the fact- that the capitalist class owns ho working class whon
it iB producing wealth.
Tho working class is an enslaved
class. This ib a fact, and the question that confronts it iB, how will
the 0. B. U. help the working class
to escape from its bondage? The
function that the union fulfills in
addition to maintaining tho value
of labor power is that of nourishing, protecting and defending those
revolutionary spirits that endeavor
to arouse their fellow workingmen
to a realization of their degraded
position and try to unite them into
a political force, powerful enough
to crush their enemies. The class
struggle ia u struggle for freodOm—
from ownership. Had it not been
for the trade union movoment in
thiB country protecting tho propagandist the education of tho proletariat may uot hnve been so far
advanced us it iB. Wherovcr you
havo a miners' organizntion for example you can get a Socinlist meeting and tho speaker will generally
bo protected from outside interference. Ou thc other side of the .Hue
tho A. F. of L. is controlled by such
a reactionary clement that it is used
to retard not only tho revolutionary
movement on this continent, but as
Been by the capers of Qompors and
Co., in Europe it has been used
against tne interests of tho working
class the world over. Tho A. F. of L.
has boon manipulated as a powerful
lover and used to disrupt and disorganize tho proletariat of Europo
in tho interosts of tho capitalist
clnss and the total destruction of
ihis organization niight result in the
formation of something more in
.sympathy with tho progressive
Tho imprisonment of Debs is due
to the support tho lenders of the
A. F. of L. gives to capitalism. The
uorrible tori ures inflicted upon the
working men and women in the
States who daro to espouso the
cause of labor aro mndo possible by
the fact that Oompers and Co. aro
behind the judges and condone also
the actions of those brutal cowards
who tar aud feathor, lynch and beat
up those noble-minded men and women who refuse to bow to the yoke
of capital and try to oducate the
membors of thoir class to a realization of thcir position. The A. F, of
L. is daily cursed by every political
prisoner in tho "Land of the Free."
Why is education, working class education so far bohind in tho United
States f Tho economic conditions
are rotten ripe but, ye gods, and
little fishes that wag their (tails)
in the mighty deep, did you over see
anything like the ignorance of the
slaves of God's country! The 0.
li. U. will protect tho propagandist
against discrimination and will be
the means of providing fnciljties
for education along class lineB. In
the opinion of tho writer it' is impossible to consciously construct any
portion of the now social order in
this country at tho presont time.
Hie union occupies the position of
the placenta and when the revolutionary baby is born the afterbirth
—the placenta comes with it. This
is no good. It is destroyed or it
perishes. The same with all unions,
industrial or craft, now existing or
The working class must take
things u it finds them, but amid
the -shaos and confusion now existing and to come the goal must bt
kopt clearly in view, "The abolition of the wage system," and the
establishment of a system of production for use. To attain this our
battle ary must be "All power to
the working olass." The struggle
is for freedom, liberty and the 0.
B. TJ. will be a help or a hinderance
in accordance with the knowledge
possessed by those wbo form it. (Its
valuo depends entirely upon tho psychological influences that presides
at its birth.) Will it be a means
of generating in the minds of the
slaves on this Western continent,
"The will to bo free."
Living Costs Oo Up
Washington—The Bureau of Labor statistics reports that food
prices in tho United Status on Doc.
Id, 1918, wero 3 per cent, higher
than on Novembor 16, 1918. Comparing Doc, 1918, with Dec, 1917,
the combined incrcaso of all articles was 19 per cent. During tho
five-year oerlod, Dec, 1913, to Dee.,
1018, food prices advanced 79 per
cont. Seven of the 17 articles increased 100 per cent, or overj sugar,
100 per cent.; ham, 101 per ctntt
pork chops, 104 per cent.; corn meal,
100 per cent.; flour, 109 per oent.j
lard, 110 per oent, and baooa, 119
per oent. Ths remaining tea arttsles
all show an increase of 00 ptr onl.
or ovtr.
Wut Two-platoon Plan
San   Antonio,   Toxas—Organized
firs fighters are circulating petitions
asking that a two-platoon charter
iLmnnrlment  ht.   nli__i___1  nn   ♦!-.*■   l___ll-_.
Oity Housekeeping
;    [By J. 0, Woodsworth]
The tlty is our big home. Long
ago oities were small and walled.
People worked out in the fields during the day and came into the eity
at night to be nafe from attack.
All the "city fathers" had to do
was to preserve order within the
walls and to ward off the enemy.
After a time, cities becamo not
fortresses, but comfortablo places in
which to live. Each family had a
home and garden and often workshop. The "city fathers" kept order and made the roads and decided
Today the olty is large and a great
hive of industry. Tho work of the
"oity fathers" has greatly incroasod and w« are constantly giving
them more to do. There art many
things whioh we flnd we ean do best
collectively—that is as a community
rather than individuals.
Of course thero are the roads and
sidewalks—many oities also have
their own street railway system.
This is a public utility and it seems
right that it should belong to all
tho people. Most oities havt their
own sewers and waterworks. Some
of us remembor when water used to
be peddled about tho town in barrels or carts and when each family
had to dispose of hia own refuse.
Now the city sweeps or washes the
streets and keeps the back yards
clean. In many cities, the city supplies gas or electricity for lighting
and heating and powor.
Since so many people live oloso togothor it is impossible for each family to have its own Uttle front garden and its big lot for tho children
to play in. So the city supplies parks
and playgrounds and often appoints
supervisors to direct the activities
of thc playground.
At ouo time each family educated
its own children or sevoral families
clubbed together and kept a teacher.
Today we have our publio schools
open to all. In many cities tho
schools teach, all kinds of manual
work, give lectures and concerts and
moving picturo shows and hold social entertainments. In addition to
tho schools wo have public libraries
and public gymnasiums and baths
and in many cities public picture
galleries . In Europe, tho cities often build theatres and concert hallB.
The city supervises and regulates
all. sorts of things, You must build
your houso as the city thinks you
should—put in proper sewage to
preserve health; proper wiring to
prevent danger of firo; in large
buildings strong supports to prevent
thom falling. In some old eountry
cities all the houses on tho same
streot must harmonize so that tho
itreet will look beautiful.
; The city inspects our broad, and
neat and milk and buttor to see
that it is of good quality and full
height. The city inspects factories
asui houses to soe if they are clean,
[^quarantines people who have contagious diseases and provides hos-
pitdl for the sick and injured.
[ TliiB city, directly or indirectelly,
takes care of the neglected children
and old poaple. It looks after tho
bad boys and girls in the juvenile
Many cities are going into business and aupply coal or wood and
fish and milk and the things that
everybody needs.
In some places the city supplies
milk for the littlo babios, story tolling for girls and boys, teaches the
mothers how to care for her children,, and help find the father a
good job, provides ice cream and
music for peoplo who go for a picnic to tho park—in short what doesn't tho eity dot
There's an old saying, "Everybody's business Is   nobody's  bust-
ass. ''      We   are   learning   that
everybody's business should be
each body's business." We should
all be interested in making our city
home beautiful and convenient
Remember, wo cannot afford to
negloct tht welfare of a single Individual. Let your teacher tell yon
what this means, "A starved dog
at the city gate foretells the ruin of
tht state."
But you know It costs a lot of
money for the city to do all these
things for the citizens. This is raised by means of taxes. If a man owns
a house and lot he must pay a certain proportion of its value evory
year. If I live in a rented house do
I pay taxes! Tou think not Where
does tht landlord get his money to
pay his taxes! If he unto part of
the money that I pay aim as rent
do I not pay taxes!
Anothor question — Suppose my
family and I livo in a rented house
and my landlord livos in Seattle.
Suppose the city proposes to raise
money to build new schools. Who
will vote on ths money by-law!
Who really has the greatest intorest
in the city! Which is more import-
Looks Like  Government
b Going to Make Glorious Muddle of It
[By Francis Ahern.]
It Is commencing to dawn on tho
people of Australia that the businoss of repatriating tho Australian
soldiers from Eureop is being glori-
ouely muddled by the present "Win
the war" govornment, headed by
that labor renegade, William Morris
Some time ago, scenting that
trouble was nigh, the wriMr and
other labor pournalists attacked the
government for ita tardiness ln getting the repatriation machinery at
-work. However, the government
gavo assurances that everything
was 0. X. and in working ordor, and
that the mon would have no need for
complaint when the time came to
return them to the land of their
But now that the war has coma
to aa end, we have a different story.
And lt is becoming painfully aware
that the repatriation buisness has
been horribly bungled. The government find itself unprepared to deal
with the many problems that muat
quickly follow ono another.
Although the present Hughes gov*
ernment has boen in power over
two years, and has had, consequently, plenty of time to arrange all da*
tails, we find it resorting now to tbe
most miserable of excuses as to why
everything is not ready for the returned mon.
I recall that, following an attack
I made on' the government some
time ago on tho matter through the
column of tho journal of which I
am a staff-writer—"The Australian
Worker"—the govornment announced that Australia was far ahead of
all the othor overseas dominions in
tbe matter of repatriation. Now, wo'
are told officially that while America and Canada are well ahead with
a repatriation programme, Australia
is, of tho oversea dominions, a bad
The reason given as to why Australian troops cannot come home as
fast as the troops of othor dominions is that they cannot loave
Franco beforo peaco is declared,
while tho limitations of shipping
will not permit of their being repatriated for some time.
But this is hard to understand*
Is it reasonable to believe that the
highest paid soldiors of the Empire
are boing kept at the other end of
the world when lower paid soldiers
could take their place. There ean
certainly bo no military reason, else
why are the soldiers of Canada, New
Zealand and the United States boing allowed to roturn home as fast
as thsy can. It looks tolerably like
as if the Australian soldiers are
boing kept at tha front because the
governmont here la not in a position to handle their repatriation of*
Nor can it be said that there is
limitation of shipping. Indoed the
roverse is tho caso. As a matter of
fact there is a rush of shipping to
Australia. But out of 150 ships coming to Australia oy the end of
March, only thirty-three are carrying troops—the other 117 are not
carrying a soldier at all.
There is not the slightest doubt
but what the Australian repatriation schemo has beon gloriously
bungled, and that fact is fast beginning to dawn on the Australian
poople at the timo of writing.
and, my children or my landlord's
investmentt Who then should votei
Still another question—If tho olty
hall is burned down, do I lose any
money! Suppose it ia insured, do
I loss anythingl There would be
plenty of monoy if tho oity only
ownod the revenues that now go to
private individuals. Suppose whon
a eity is small a man buys a lot for
(100 and goes and lives somewhere
else. Suppose that after ten years
the lot it worth (10,000. The man
reckons that including Intereat and
taxes and management the lot has
cost him $1,000. To whom does the
ethor (0,000 really belong! Did he
creata the additional value! Who
did create it! Of course the citizens who built homes and factories
and schools and provided all the
things we have been talking about.
Then to whom should it belong!
How much should the owner have
had to pay in taiea in the ten years!
Would it not be simpler If the
elty really owned all the land and
houses and factorlea!
Buy at a union store.
The Royal Bank
of Canada
'Capital Authorized
Capital Paid-up
Reserve and Undivided Profits.
Total Assets	
.$ 26,000,000
...$ 14,000,000
,..$ 15,000,000
"   818 branohei in Canadt, Newfoundland and Britiih
' Wert IndiN.
ii   Alio branohei in London, England; New York Olty and
Barcelona, Spain.
Twelve branohei in Vanoouver:
Main Office—Corner Hastings and Homer Street*.
Corner Main and Hastings Streets.
Corner Oranvillo and Robson Streets.
Corner Bridge Street and Broadway Weit.
Corner Cordova and Carrall Streets.
Corner OranviUe and Davia Streets.
Corner OranviUe and Seventh Ave. West.
1060 Commercial Drive.
Cornor Seventeenth Ave and Main Street
2016 Tew Street.
Corner Eighth Avenue and Main Street.
Hudson Street, Marpole.
Also—North Vanoouver, New Westminster and 27 other
point* in Britiih Columbia.
spiral Anattwioir is cuvnr to savings accounts
Ons dollar opsns aa Moo-eat ea whisk interest ia paid half-yearly
at current ratea,
Manager Vaneoaver Branoh Supervisor for B. O.
is so much out of our line
that we feel it difficult to
find worda to thoroughly,
efficiently and sufficiently
express the extreme superiority of
over aU others. That there
are those who recognize this
intense exceUenoe ia evidenced by the magnitude ot
the business we are doing—
by our having started from
nothing a very, very short
time back to now occupying
the Premier Position as Custom Tailors of Integrity.
Women's $35 up
$45 up
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Good Eats Cafe
AH That the Law Will Allow
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A smsll elgnel lemp fleihee in treat
of the telephone operator when yon
work yoar receiver hook elowly np
sad down te Hired her attention. A
quick rattling of the hook does not
operate the lemp.
The moment of aa laeaadoiooas
Urat wtk flow tor a (notion ef a
eecond after yon Inn the switch.
Give Ihe en-itch two turns, repjdly,
end the light coons le bum without
en Interruption.
So  with   Ihe   ewllohboerd   elfnel
lemp.    It  operoteo  when—snd only
when—the receiver  book  ie  worked
B. n.  TUMIPKOKB QQ,, up.
doh't mas ij
but nr cnr
846 Hastings West
Comer Hewn
Phone Seymour I0OO
Privato Exchange Connecting All Departments,
Cut Your Grocery
Bill Down
By Taking Advantage of Onr Cash and Carry
Plan.   These Specials for Week Commencing
Saturday, April 26 _
Oranluated Sugar, S lbs. Me
Oold Medal Poaches, 2'4 lb.
tin for are
H. P, Sauce, reg. 90c bottle
for ao'/ie
Sunlight Soap, 4 eakss ...MV,0
Nabob Coffee, per tin Ole
Woodward's Better Tea, reg.
Duo for  ......Me
Lowney's Cocoa, _e, tlul9'/,e
2'in-l Shoe Polish, per tln.lM
Holbrook's Bath Brick Fow
tier  10
Windsor Salt, per sack ...e'/,0
Toilet Paper, luge  rolls,   t
for  _3c
Kamsay'a Family Sodas ...SSe
Som   Iter  Biscuits,  salt   or
plain  13o
Braaeo, reg. SOe for lO'/jo
Sultana llRisins, pkg 12V'bC
Tropic Seeded Baisins  130
Cleaned Currants, pkg. ......160
Blue    Ribbon    Peaches,    por
carton  IM
Holbrook's Kgg   Powder, per
pkg aio
Holbrook's Custard Pow,
dor  _ 12'/,c
Malkin 'a Best Custard Powder, psr tin  190
Dalton's Custard Powder, per
tin  840
Cow Brand Soda, lb, pkg..7'/|C
White Olose Starch  ...llo
Canada Corn Starch lie
Benson's Corn Starch ....13'/|l
Silver Oloss Staroh _ lS>/n
Crlsco, per tin    33c
Dr.   Price's   Baking  Powder
for — 3»c
Empress Baking Powder SSe
Eggo   Baking   Powder, largo
tin for  _ a«e
McLaren'o Jolly Powder »'/,e
Nabob Spices ...__. te
Campbell's Seups  IBe
Quaker Tomatoes, !%s ....Mo
Olark 's Pork and Beans, largo
tins   Ml
BI Bio Aaparagus, psr tin SSe
Jutland Sardines, per tln-.10o
Bed Salmon, O. A M., HtJte
Sockeye Salmon, la —. STe
B. O. Salmon, Hs ifta
Sugar House Molasses, tin 180
Pride of Vancouver Sterilised
Milk   Ue
Del Monte Bipe Olives, tin lie
Holbrook's Punch 8auee....W«
Nabob Extracts, bottle ..Ble
Empress Marmalade, bot..Jle
Empress Jams, 4s . Ml
Empross Strawberry Jam, 4s,
for 090
Vantoria Jam, 2s 34e
Climax Jam, 4s .670
Shield's Vinegar, bottle ...130
Snap, per tin  170
Bon-Ami, brick or tin He
Bockett's Blue, pkg. ..  Be
Lux, per pkg  lOe
Ivory Soap, per cake ....»'_»
Fols Naptha  -. »V,0
Lifebuoy Soap oy**»
Oold Dust, pkg ...lie
P. A 0. White Naptha *...7V'_0
Castile Soap, por j>kg 5c
P. of V. Cream Rolled Unto,
T lbs. for  470
B. A K. Oatmeal, 10 lb 880
Irwin A Billings K<*trhup.._8e
Blue I.abol Ketchup  SOo
Aunt Jemima Pancake Flour
for  W/,o
Ornpenuts, per pkg  180
Purity Boiled Oata, 4-lb. cartons . —  .SSe wnr-nT *
eleventh *eab. No. it    THE BRITISH COMpBIA FEDERATIONIST    Vancouver, b. o.
FBIDAT.. . April IS, Ull
The shock to our stock created by the Easter rush
compels ua to mako a complete rehabilitation and we have
to entirely eliminate certain garments altogether. We
therefore make special reductions throughout to enable
ua to restore our stocks to regularity onoo more. Hera
nre snaps for all.
in    serge,    in    browns,    greens,
sands and burgundies; values to
$1)5, will clear
In serges, silks and poplins, in a
wido diversity of colors; of regular values to $25, Alt) f»f_
Will sell at  9L-..OII
In Tweeds, Poplins and Novelty
fftbrios, of Values to A g A (J
(10, will sell for. «PU»*IO
In all latest styles and most fashionable materials. Regular to $10
values will sell d»^ Q C
Values to tU will soil on this
____[ $7.50
In a wide variety of patterns, styles
and oolon, of regular 84.90 values,
a?"...'! $2.45
" In all approved colors and styles,
highly fashionable; our regular 810
values will sell * A  QB
Ladies' Tailoring Co.     STREET
Be consistent and demand the Union Stamp on your boots
and shoes. The following local firms are fair to Organized
Labor and aro worthy of your patronage and support!
J. Leokle Co., Ltd., 120 Cunbio Street.
Harvey Boot Bhop, 51 Cordova St. W.—Custom Making and Bepairs.
W. J. Heads, 10 Water Streot—Custom Making and Bepairs.
H. Voi A Bon, 88 Cordova Btreet West—Custom Making and Bepairs.
Dunsmuir Boot Shop, 681 Dunsmuir Street—Custom Making and
"Nodelay" Shoe Bepalr Company, 1047 Oranvllle Street.
Standard Shoe Bepalr Shop, 618 Robson Street.
M. B. Thorns, 856 Klngsway.
Woods Ltd. "K" Boot Shop, Cordova and Hastings St. W.
Be progressive, MT. Shoe Bepalrer, aad get in tench -with Secretary Tom Oorjr, 415 Vemon Drive.
Injured on Stairways lly and eight were permanently die-
Ban Franolseo—Th. industrial ae- »*-*■«■■■•   Tie other Injured workers
eident commission reports that jn lost an average of at least 10 days'
tilt and l»ir workmen were injur- time,
•d oa atairwaya In California during I "*■
some period of their day's work. Of     Ask your grocer If his clerks are
•heee accidents threo resulted fatal- in the union!
Here Are
3 Winners
Men, read this—it is important. We want to
bring before your notice these three big shoe
These are the three best bets in the shoe business today.  ARE THEY GOOD?
Woll, ask the men who wear thota; they will tell you, and yon
•will flnd Over 500 pairs of the Shoes on the feot of Vancouver
Shoe buyers. Tes, we sold ovor 500 pairs in 80 days, and, believo me, that's going somo.   Hero are the three big betsi
The "Tale"—A Mahogany Calf Blucher,
with ]*cd Acme sole
and heel.
Tho "Balkan"—A Congo calf with rod Acme
solo and *C QC
hcol. Price  Vvei/9
The "Astor" —
A lighter Mahogany calf with red
Acme sole and
heeL   Price—
Bemomber those
soles on theso
shoes wear twice
as long as leather
solos and are
moro comfortable.
"Best Boot I ever owned," says out man.
"Sella oomfort ta tk*
pair I fcought," says ail-
1 bave worn many shoes, bat aeve_ found the equal of
was the remark of another.
VOW, KB. KAN—In the face of these facts, how ean you
afford te pass up these shoest Tou can't do It and you won't
to lt, when you know the price, 15.(5 a pair. Bemember, this
is Johnston's price. Othor stores oharge 88.50 for a shoo not
as food. Oet busy, Ur. Man; put your feet into a pair of these
anl by ao doing yoa will save 12.25,
lu* [Vu\ t Icclnc 13*.iv>
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The O. B. D. or the U. B, 0. and* 'have appeared, cut down a trifle,
Dave Bees
Editor B. C. Federationist: In
tho article on the abovo, appearing
in tho lust issue of the "Fed,"
written by Davo Boes, we flnd that
a column is devoted to a criticism
of tho viows which he claims were
advanced, by certain unnamed persons some yesrs ago.
The inferenco, however, is that
these same poople arc tho ones who
are now active in the propaganda
for the Ono Big Union.
For tho information of Bro. Boos
and for those who may not bo aware
of trado union history on this coast,
I wish to point out that the majority of thoso connected with the
O. B. TJ. in Vancouver havo boon
active in the trade unions on this
coast long before 1813, and are bet*
ter known as a result of their activities than Is Bro. Bees.
As a caso in point, lot as refer
book to tho Island Btriko of 1812
and 1018,
At that time some of the 0. B. U.
advocates wero executive members
of the B. 0. Federation of Labor.
When tho militia wero sent to tho
island in order to cow the strikers
these men called a mass meeting la
tht Arena rink to protest against
tho use of tho troops.
Mr. Frank Farrington, representative of tho TJ. M. W. A. ln oharge of
tho strike, did his utmost to offset
tho effort that was being put forward to call a general striko aa a
protest against the use of the troops.
In this he was ably aeeonded by
certain officers of the trado -onion
movement in this city who are now
occupying tho same safo and sane!
position with regard to tho 0. B.
U. that Bro Bees plftees himself in.
It is truo that when the Westorn
Conference waa arranged at the eau-
cus held at Quebec, there was no
idea of severing connections with
the Trades Congress of Canada. It
is also truo that thero was no Intention of severing the connection
until the resolutions submitted on
tho question of forming an Industrial organisation and the statement
of various delegates that some action must be taken, compelled the
breaking of connections, if the desire of the membership, as stated
by their delegates was to be carried
It cannot bo denied that the western delegates eleoted Bro. Bees as
their choice for western vice-president of the oongress, but tho beBt
of us mako mistakes, and I oan assure him that we won't offend in
that manner again.
We flnd that the opposition to the
0. B. V. ia divided into throe parts.
First, tho employing clasB and all
their satellites. Second, that section
of the labor movemont whieh has
not handled the tools ot production
for ao long that they are out of
touoh with the worker and obtain
their sustenance out of the per capita paid by the rank and file—the
International officers and organizers
—who never organise. Third, that
portion of the membership who have
been so busy thinking about the
bosses business that they are unable to think about their own. In
addition thero aro a few top rail
artists who are balancing in the
hopo that they may catoh a political
job aa it comes over the top.
Tho 0. B. IT. is not expected to
free the workers from wage-slavery
any moro than tho trados union Is.
Anyone who professes to understand
anything of sociology knows that it
is not the name of an organization
nor its preamble, but the degree of
working elass knowledge possessed
by its membership that detormines
whether or not it is a revolutionary
To imagine that by ehanging the
name and structure of an organization the ideas of lie membership
are automatically changed is ridiculous.
It is true that tho act ot voting
ln favor of an Industrial as against
the craft form of organization denotes an advance in the understanding of the commodity naturo of labor power, but it doeB not by any
means imply a knowledge of the necessity of tho social revolution.
To compare tho triple alliance of
Great Britain with the international unions of thiB continent is tho
sorriest kind of a joke.
Is thero any record that Bob Smillie of the Miners Federation of
Oreat Britain ever went abroad
seeking a market for his master's
That le what President Hayes of
the U. M. W. A. has done. He has
gone to Europe—not to meet Smillie, but to push the salo of U. S.
coal in order that the Rockefellers,
et al, may roccive tho proflt which
is legally theirs.
The quostion for tho workers of
this country to answer Is: Will tho
combination of nil workors into One
Big Union bo moro offectivo for
dealing with tho ovory day strugglo
over wages and conditions than tlio
prosont divided form of craft union.
Thnt is tho question boforo the
membership with rcgurd to tho 0.
B. U. nnd tho only question.
Whether tho voto on tho O. B. U.
carries or not thoso of us who hnve
been in the working olass movements industrially and politically,
will still bo in it. That class is our
class and Its sorrows aro our sorrows, its struggle is our strugglo,
and its emancipation ours, for wo
aro ot it.
,\t:ouvt.H tt t
0. B. XJ. or H. B. 0. or T. 0, V.
Editor B. 0. Federatlonist: At
tho risk of losing my patience, or
causing you unnecessary irritation,
let mo ask: What the deuco ifl the
mattor with somo of thoso would-be
saviors of humanity, apostles of
"puro democracy." First wo have
Cooke, and now, to my surpriso,
Dave Bees.
I would havo allowed his trash to
go unnotlcod, his alleged arguments
unchallenged, and his silly Insinuations unscraped, but for ono thing,
If Rcca, Cooke, Prltchard, Knvanngh or anyone else has anything
of valuo to offer to the workers, they
will do bo through tho workers' own
organs or meetings. If it is any
real good to the worker It will not
got published In tho papers of tho
workers' enemies, tho capitalist
press. If It doos got published in
such papers it is prima facie evidenoe that it is no good to tho workers.
Is Bees willing to stand or fall by
that standard! I am. It is uot
strange that the "stuff" which appeared above tho namo of Bro. Bees
" '   * •"•-
I admit, almost word for word, as
an interview in the "World," the
provlouB Tuesday. ' ■ *'
If Bees is sincere he will avail
himself of tho flrst opportunity to
mako good his position. If he does
not, a fow of us aro on his trail, as
wo will be on the trail of every
equlvocator and petit bourgeois reformer, who acts againBt, and not
for tho working claBS, until tho dny
arrives when the revolutionary
masses shall make themselves taas-
tor of thoir own destiny by achieving power for themselves.
Is the "Fod" not good enough
for the discussion of Trades Union
quostions, without going to tho vile
Bheet that wanted to hang somebody for somothing last year!
Yours for at least a touoh of decency
Christ Consciousness
le_tor B. 0. Federationist: Every
thinking man knows the power
there is in th* uso of class consciousness, but few recognizo tho infinitely greater power in tho use of
tho Christ consciousness. In you issue of April 18, you kindly allowod
mt spaoe to suggest that Christ
moans good idoas, truth, sueh aa justice, freodom, eto., etc, and therefore tho Labor man ia more Christian than any churchman. Labor Is
too far removed from dogma to eare
whether he is called labor man, proletariat or Christian, so long as theso
names indicato he is laboring and
consciously working for tho demonstration of tho ideas, brotherhood
and justice for everv one.  The sug-
Sestlon that he should recognize
lmself as the real Christian would,
therefore, be of little use if this did
not carry with it the suggestion of
a power which will help carry out
the desired ond.
There are three elaases who believo ln Christ. Tho Bible says of
one olass, "The devils believe and
"tremble;" the second is the class
whieh believes in and strives for realisation of the Christ by legislation
or otherwise; the third is a olass
whieh utilises tho Christ by "knowing the truth."
We don't need a new Viotorla
teloscope to know wko are in the
first mentioned olass; the aotond
elass mentioned is also obvious;.'"but
not one in a thousand of eyea*advanced thinkers know the*, third-
class mentioned, nor dream of - the
power lt is beginning to utilize, intelligently. Tet this last clafOas
a power at its command greater than
a world of mountains. >   . i.
The ehurchea today are tee narrow by superstition doguuV'juid
bourgeois sentiment to haveChjist
consciousness; oapital past andpre*
sent is too fed up with selflshiess to
wish it; but Labor, hoisted by;ne«es-
sity, out of uncongenial rats', of
thought, has begun to cherish ideas
ot justice, freedom, harmony, etc.,
for all. . ,,,;,„'
But to be Christ conscious is not
tho samo aa intelligently using the
power whieh this gives any more
than class consciousness is the same
as using the power whioh olass consciousness gives.
The writer does not wish to inter-
fere with any one's mothod of working for reforms, but he wishes to
show that in the reformer's hand,
or more correctly, head, is a very
great power which is not yet being
used. It is tho utilization of the
Christ eonsoiousnoss which was employed by Moses, David, Daniel,
Jesus and many othors.
Now this is not a Sunday school
suggestion to got down on your
knees and pray. Any ono who kneels
and prays has not more conception
of Ood and Christ than a Chinaman
in front of hla Josh.
Josub said, "I, (the good ideas
which He was teaching) am the
way, the truth, and the life." Also,
"Beforo Abraham I, (the good
ideas) am," and with His understanding of the utilization of theso
idoas in consciousness, He changed
the dating period of the world, fed
the multitude, and raised tho dead.
This is the powor wo should learn
to utilize, power that released thc
Israelites and fed them forty yenrs
in the wilderness, tho power lhat
caused overwhelming odds against
Jehosaphat to disperse in panio and
leavo all its supplies bohind, thc
power which closed tho lions'
mouths, raised Jesus from tho
grave, and Is helping hundreds of
thousands today.
Do you think Eugene Debs would
be In prison today if the real Christians, the Labor man, knew how to
utilize the Christ consciousness as
tho early Christians did for Poter
and others who wero imprisoned!
Do you think Russia could be hungry if Labor know how to uso the
Christ consciousness as Jesus -ili'l
when Ho fed the five thousand!
How would you liko to sit comfortably in your chairs on a Sunday
afternoon und by an intelligent method of right consciouBneas do more
for yourselves nnd your struggling
comrades in half nn hour thatnpher
methods can accomplish in awl
Thi» Is no pipo dream. IlTs a
demonstrable fact. If Labc^ynen
cun get awny from tho silly*-*s3ipor*
stition .about Christ being a nmn,
und God a monstrous imbccit-ajsNick
up in the sky and realize thaUjSfj'iat
is the good ideas such as jjfl-tjec,
lovo .life, freodom, etc., in si
very Ideas which Labor is tt
demonstrate and that God
principlo or power which
these vory ideas, then Lab)
havo laid tho foundation for
Ing an unlimited power, and bo
ready to accomplish works which
the superstitious Ignorance in
churches call "miracles."
keep away from Cranbrook in ease
JHchardson should think I am an
undesirable man to enter Cranbrook,
and hand out the same treatment to
me. I served for eight years in the
British army, and over two years in
the Canadian army, and I vigorously
protest against the conduct of Richardson. I belong to one of the looal
unions in Vancouver. I believe somo
of tho members belonging to the G.
W. V. A. in Vancouver aro going to
probe this affair a little.
Information Wanted
Editor B. C. Federatlonist: Will
you kindly enlighten me through the
medium of your paper If there has
beon at any time, an order-in-council passed by tho government of this
fair land of Canada, giving a man
named L. Richardson of Cranbrook,
(socrotary of tho G. W. V. A.),
special privileges to demand tho
money collected by a union official.
I now refer to tho McKonzio affair
at Cranbrook. This Is sailing pretty
close to a hold-up game, isn't it!
This man Richardson is about 100
years bohind tho times. Just because McKenzie was a stranger, and
blow into that littlo burg, and did
not suit tho ideas of Richardson,
this snid man organized a little band
of extremists to insult him. Not
much of an advortisemont for Cranbrook.   I belong to the Army and
Soldiers and Labor
Editor B. C. FederationiBt: In
view of tho rocent condemnation of
the ninth annual oonvention of the
B. C. Fedoration of Labor at Calgary in March, when the resolution
of ending greetings to the Spartacans in Germany and tho Bussian
Bolshoviki in Russia was passed. I
am a returned man, and should like
to mako It clear. If tho G. W. V. A.
is not prejudiced and ignorant, I
moan the clique that aro trying to
fool returned men, and aro opposed
to union Labor, and tho soldiors
moeting on a common ground, aa
thoir reoent conduct showed, when
they refused to meet duly elected
members of the Metal Trades Council and the Trades and Labor Couneil, Their attitude, and tha tame
attitude was apparent in the daily
press in this and other titles, and
alto was indorsed by most public
bodies ln Vancouver. I mean the
condemnation of the above resolution, putt thtm in an embarrassing
and peculiar position, and ihould
clearly demonstrate to alT returned
men, that this institution is a capitalistic one, and cannot solve any of
the problems that confront the ex-
service mon, who are returning to
Labor's ranks ln increasing numbers
daily, and this state of affairs, making things acute in a falling Labor
market. Returning to tho point, 1.
c, tho resolution ,it seems strange,
In view of tho fact that certain
things havo boen noticed by the well
read working man, who it thirsting
for the real truth, and can only flnd
it occasionally, and then by accident
in our yellow dally press, by reading
between the linos as lt wero. In
view of this fact, I must say that
the G. W. V. A. has plaeed themselves ln a peculiar and not to be
envied position by condemning the
resolution already referred to. I
shall proceed to elear up tho anti-
Labor attitude which has left them
in what I term a paradox, or shall I
say, unpleasant frame of mind when
they learn the truths, bb to how
their hatred for all things portain-
ing to Labor and especially organized Labor, has led them to. Tho
following it an interview granted to
Bon Hecht, correspondent of tho
Chicago Daily News and tho Now
York Globe, (not Labor or Bolshovik
papers, either) by General Hoffman,
who compelled the Russians to sign
the treaty of Brest-Litovsk in 1017,
and was tho head of the German
delegation at the peace tablo there.
In answer to Mr. Hecht's question
as to what he (Hoffman) considered
lost the war for Germany, Hoffman
roplied Germany was not defeated
on the wostorn front, neither Marshal Foch nor Field Marshal Haig,
nor General Pershing defeated tho
German armies. Germany was do-
seated by on upstart named Lenine.
You ask mt what I consider lost tho
war for Gormany. My answer is
Bolshevism. I will toll you the exact
momont that marked the beginning
of the tnd. It was when General
Ludendorf telegraphed me at headquarters, on the oastern front from
Franco, to sign peaco with any Bus-
slat able to white his name. But
immediately npon signing with the
Bolsheviki wo discovered wo had
boon tonquered by them, instoad of
having conquered them. Our military machine became the printing
press of tho Bolsheviki propaganda.
We did not daro to send a oorps of
German Bolsheviki to the western
front. What Is worse, thousands of
Bolshovik entered Germany. It was
Lenine and the Bolshovik propaganda that defeated Germany, undermined our morale and stirred up the
quack Socialists ln the country. Replying to the rather naive question
of the correspondent as to whother
the German military machine was
harmed, by " Schiedemann's Socialistic Propaganda," General Hoffman answered: "No, Schiedemann
wat all right. Russian agents did it
and   German   fanatics   like   Lieb-
Donegal Suits in Light Greys for
Young Men
Theso suits havo tho dash to them that will appeal to young
men. They are not the ordinary plain Donegal, eithor, but havt
little splotches of color in them—bright tans, reds and green, that
you notice only on a close Inspection. You will like the atyle, tool
ono has pat-h pockets with a i *tonod-down flap, two breast anti
two side—and the waist has a decided nip to it. Tht pants havt
cuff bottoms. A second model has slashed pockets and a snappy
peaked lApol _ — WW
This suit is just an ordinary form-fitting suit, with a "soft roll"
collar and slightly sloping flap pockots. It has decidedly "young"
linos and the material is of ronlly oxcellont quality.. .836.00
of distinctly Bonnockbum weave and pattern, impresses as being
a wonderful value for tho mnn who wants a useful suit.   It Ib aa
orthodox 8-button sacque suit, with smart pointed lapel—8M.60
are represented by a very good numbor at 627.50.   As valuta go
today this is a suit that should prove a big seller,
it one of tho smartest suits ln the store.   It is a very dark browa
in a soft cashmero finish, and quite one of tho best aavaltiet we
have seen.
haves nothing to bo desired.   It is a lovely bluo; a genuine imported serge and the tailoring Is perfoet.   The manufaohirort lay
that most stores that have bought it havo bought to sell for (50.
David Spencer, Limited
knecht." This i» very Btartling to
thoso sooking tho truth, and furthor
to provo that Hoffman hates Bolshevism, his rccipt given to Mr. Hocht
was: "Exterminate Bolshevism with
an iron hand, and more energetically thon Herr Noeko is doing." Herr
Nosko wat military governor of
Berlin during tho recent troublo
there in March. In tho light of this
great admission by a foremost German junker and military autocrat,
the G. W. V. A. haa demonstrated
that it is ln porfcet accord, with
all right Socialists of Germany, i
supported the German war lords
thoir acts of war and tlaugh
namely, tht present German Be[
lican leaders, Schiedemann
Ebert, Erzburgor, and all t
clique. I ahould liko an answei
my letter if thoy oan explain.
I cannot seo how they oan
nounco people who helped ut win
war by inciting tht German pet
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checks and spots, eto. t_f_
Per yard 0 "C
Fancy Voiles, 38 Inches Wide, at 69c Yard
These are very dainty and effective and splendid value.
Good designs await your ohoo.ing.
Par yard	
88-Inch Fancy Check Voiles, 79c Yard
These excellent quality fabrics are shown   in   a   good
variety of stylish checks.  The values ara
dependable.   Yard	
Dainty Lace Effect Voiles at $1.00
These oome in a beautiful looking fine quality and are
very smart looking for dresses, waists, eto,; ■
88 inches wide.   Per yard	
We Have Other Voiles
In many dainty designs and   A-i   -i £      1 * -i  «r
pleasing effects at, per yard^l.ld fUIU yl.fet)
New Colored Splash Voiles, 36 Ins. Wide, at 69c
These new eolored splash voiles are very sheer and
dainty and make up into very smart dresses, waists, eto.,
and are shown hi a good range of
oolorlngs.   Par yard ~_ 	
Granville and Georgia Streets
Men's Hatters ud Outfitters
630 Oran-fiUt Btreet
•U Hastings Itnet Wert
Phone Bey. Ml     Day or Night
Nunn, Thomson A Olegg
531 Homo St,  Vancouver, B. O,
Turner, Beeton
& Company, Limited
Dry Ooods, Oents' Furnishings
' factory organist! tinder "United Garment Worktn ef America"
TffE-FED £
(Continued (rom page 0)
to revolt against their military despots and if tht 0. W. V. A. and all
these other publie bodies still persist in denouncing the fraternal
greetings to tho Spartacans of Germany and the Bussian Bolsheviki
sent by the B. C. Federation of La*
bor as before mentioned, my only
summing up can be It that they
prefer German junkerism to the prospect ef organized Labor and returned soldiers lining up together as
workers to flght land profiteers, and
all and sundry of the blood sucking
food, transportation, mining and
lumbering industries of thit country.
Tho stand they have taken against
organized Labor in this provinoe
should bo proof oonolusive to return,
od men in general who art workers,
that it is time to wakt up and form
an association to line up with, and
not in opposition to our own olass.
Tho only useful elass in soolety who
produce all, and are always In want
due to this system of produotlon for
sale. Instead of produotlon fdr ust.
So buck up ,all you returned men
who aro worken, and quit belni
gulled by goldta promises whiol
never materialize, never until you
have a common understanding with
your own olass, the workers,
Editor B. 0. Federatlonist:
quite realize that you cannot give
space to a drawn out controversy in
the pages of The Federationitt, but
if you can indulge me onoe more,
I'd be glad, Replying to Sam Lig-
gins re oheap powder, Bolshevism,
Christianity, etc., I am ready to admit that I made a mistake in so
phrasing my meaning that Sam
didn't quite "get me." I asked:
"Would it not be better to quite
neglect the reformation of capitalism and churchianity, and work for
the complete elimination of all social parasites, starting with thoso
that benefit directly by produetion
for profit T How would it do tt start
playing Bolshoviks or Bpartaoansf I
meant tbe last part of the paragraph
to be banter (that Is, humorous raillery) not to be interpreted literally.
It was my idea of a pieet of light
funl Silly, wasn't itt Had I beon
entirely serious, Sam's reply would
have boen fit and proper so far as
tht playing Bolsheviks and Spartacans ia concerned.
Touching Christianity, we an not
agreed. The fault .is indeed in the
Gospel. I do not think Christ was
the bearer of "good news," when
He soid, as reputed, that the poor in
spirit were blessod, that whosoever
shall smite thee on thy right cheek,
turn to him the othor also; lovo your
enemies, bless them that curst you;
do good to them that hate you; pray
for them which despitefully uae you
and persecute you, etc., ete.
The majority of people, being human, can not and will not live up to
that, and any "reformed church
that will be a big factor in obtaining justice" (loving your enemies
is not justice) will not havt any
such code of "conduct" shall I sayt
It will be so unlike what wa recognize as a church today that it will
fail to be Identified. Mankind made
slow and painful progress from the
animal through the savage and barbarian stages, until the dawn of our
modern civilization, without the aid
of the Christian religion. I contend
that the advont of the latter and its
dovelopment has not helped mankind, has not brought the poace,
Rich Democratic (?) Nation Starves Its Babies
Amidst Plenty
Studies mode hy the Federal Children '» Bureau in New Orleans, Baltimore and Washington show that in
Baltimore 66 per eent., in Washington 46 per cent., and in New Orleans 70 per cent.' of the children
(other than breast-fed babies) under
seven years of age did not receive
any milk to drink. The reportB were
made by trained nurses.
Among the New Orleans children
who did not receive some milk, only
a third were getting as much, ai
three cups daily, whieh is the
amount necessary for normal growth
and -development. Bight-ninths of
the ohildren studied in New Orleans
went getting leu than the normal
milk-supply. The situation this year
seems te be worse than it was lut
Milk for ohildren—for the children of working people; for the citizons of 1940. Like the babies of
war ridden France and devastated
Belgium, the children of these
United States are starving for lack
of milk. Starving in the 'richest
nation of the world; starving while
able-bodied, idle men and women—
parasites upon the labor of their fellows—eat and drink till they can
drink and eat no more.
Civilisationf ChaosI and chaos it
will remain so long aa idlers feast
while toilers and the children of
toilers call in vain for milk and
There are fields onough in the
United States to feed the cattle and
produce the milk necessary to insure
the health of every growing child.
Today vrt are subsidizing the railroads and spending hundreds of millions in the merchant taarine. Tomorrow, when tho poople rule, we
shall subsidize children and spend
hundreds of millions if need be, to
make them healthy and sturdy, and
to paint their cheeks with ruddy
hues of normal childhood.-—Ssott
Tht* Old World Hu Com. ta an
"'        Ind nnd tht Ntw
■..SHe whetlt of lnduitry hart
stop,od turning ln Europt. For
Ut present, at leaat, they cannot
The luropean world It tt
standstill. Tin millions ot men
still art ln the armies—using
without producing. Commerce haa
fceen Interrupted; railroad! have
been destroyed; factories art crippled; fruit treet hare bttn cut
down; tha seed grain hat beai
eaten; homes have been burned
millions of workers ara dead or
crippled; other millions art out ot
work; those who have work are
■o hungry that they art bo longer efficient; above their heads
tower mountain! of debts, tnd
week by woek slips by without
any promise of peace.
Tht old world hai come to an
end. Ita method! have failed to
mako men happy and free; Us
race has bttn run.
Yonder it the new world A
world of bread, peace, enlighten*
ment and liberty. Already the
peoplet of Russia, Hungary and
Bohemia havt entered ln to poi-
aist lt. How much longtr will lt
bt before tht workers of Italy,
France and Gnat Britain leave
capitalism to bury lti lead and
join their comrade!?
Spokane, Wash.—The International Brotherhood of Paper Makers ia
conducting a successful organization
oompaign in the mills of the northwest.
Vancouver Unions
ecutlvo committeo; Pruldent, X.
Wintfh; vlee president, J. Kavanagh,
treasurer, P. Knowles; sergeant-at-arms,
W. A. Alexander; trustees, W. A, Pritchard, W. II. Cottrell, G. Hardy, H. Gutteridge: iecretary, V. R. Midgley, Room
310 Labor Templo.
otl—Meets seoond Monday* In the
montb. President, J. P. McConnell; seo*
retary, R. H. Neelands, P. 0. Bog 66.
tlonal Union of America, Local No.
120—'Meets seoond and fourth Tuesdays
in the month, Boom 205 Labor Temple.
President, 0. E. Herritt; secretary, fi. H.
Orant, 830 Cambie Street.
and Iron Ship Builders and Helpers of
America, Vancouver Lodge No. 19-1—
Meeta every Monday, 8 p.m. President,
M. A. MoKschern, 1245 Alberni 8t.; secretary-treasurer,    Angus    Fraaer,     1151
re Stroet;  buslneas    agont,    J.    A.
<j». Room 212 Labor Temple.
ud Reinforced Ironworkers, Local 97
(eats   seoond   and   fourth   Mondaya.
President  Ju.  Hastings;   flnanolal  nee-
' tf and treasurer, Roy Mass war, 1516
t Ave. East.
—al. No.   817*—Meeta   every    seeond
and fourth Monday evening,  8  o'clock.
' -bgf  Templt.     President,   M.   McKen-
   J. R. Campbell; business
aeoretary, T. Thom,
Temple.    Phona Sey.
tie; spcrotsry, J. R.
stunt and financial
K&m  208  Labor  T
-*SU3--MeetB In Room 807 Labor
Temple, every Monday, 8 tun. Presl-
deflt,-JM. Burnes, 1162 Powell Street; re-
llflf secretary, ■ W. Poulkes, 440 Pen-
dy- street West; flnanolal secrotary and
business agent, I. H. Morrison, 440
Pander Btreet West; assistant aeoretary.
F, 9. Borrows,
that its advocates would havo us believe. In faot the history of Christianity would not recomniond it to
an adult as an uplifting agency.
Mankind would be further ahead in
the civilization business, had not
the Christian church acted as a
sheet anchor and general hindrance.
Not Mr. Liggins, we cannot look to
auy church for help.' As pillars of
capitalism, "they all can go down
in tho flood," (to uso the Elder
Liebknecht'a words), they're not
worth reforming.
Yours, still for Lenin and Liebknecht's way, ovcntually,
Box 328, Elk Lake, Ont.,
April 13th, 1919.
For yoar kitchen—Wellington Nut
Kitchen, furnace and grate-) Wellington Lump
For Your Furnace
Comox Lump—Comox Nut—Comox Pea
(Try on Pea Owl (ot joot underfeed funuuse)
1001 MAIN STBEET Phone Sey. 210
Good for Health Improves the Appetite
Everyone knowi that oheap gooda oan only be procured
by uiing oheap material! and employing oheap labor.
il produced from the highest grade materials procurable
•—Oasoade is a UNION produoe from start to finish,
Editor B. C. Fedorationist: To the
B. 0. Loggers—As to tho idea of one
industrial union, there is no doubt
that the majority of loggers are in
accord with that idea, and will give
aid financially and otherwise to the
B. 0. Federation of Labor, and the
Tradea asd Labor Counoll to win
over the other unions to tbe ldoa of
the 0. B. U. But aro we not (the
loggers) organized strong enough to
tho tame extent that the other
unions are that will be affiliated
together undor the banner of solid*
The loggers, sovcral times, have
been bitten at the dollar end, as far
as organisation is concerned, and really fo is yet a little sceptical now.
Ana as a delegate horo, I havo this
to say for myself, and for ovor 200
loggers I have come in contact with,
that they wish the same ehanct to
becomo organized or to oomplete
their unit of organization as the
other unions afflliated with them
are. 80 that wo can show a united
front to our employer as woll as the
other affiliated unions can at presont. Whon the Bix-hour day is demanded of our employers by the 0.
B. tl., or when we take over the
means of life, we ean run the logging Industry for the common benefit of us all, instoad of for tht parasites at present.
I also wish to state that tha tactics used by us loggors, to wis demands from our employers (till tho
time of our emancipation) must be
on our field of battle (the job), not
on his field (off the job), ao that
rosultt oan be beneficial to ourselves. And to our employer, our
follow workers can decide that. As
thoy -did over in God's eountry,
whore slaves aro freo; aa we are. If
we are going to improvo upon craft
unionism, lot us improve upon their
plan of action.
Bock Bay, April 16, 1019.
Limit Night Work
Hartford, Conn.—-A house committoe hai made a favorable report on
a bill providing that no female shall
be employed in any manufacturing
mechanical or mercantile establish
ment between 10 p. m. and 6 a. m..
"provided that In event of war or
other serious emergency the gover
nor may, In his discretion, suspenr
the limitations upon night work 0011
mined in this act as to suoh Indus
tries or occupations aa ho may find
ta demanded by such emergency."
Buy your.hats at a union atore.
Rich Have to Work for a
Living—Some Prefer
to Die
Beports of atrocities In Hungary
are being received. Dispatches this
week said that the new Soviet Republic had takon over all banks and
money and securities in their vaults.
Continuing, a dispatch to the Herald-Examiner said:
The former (bank) directors
were offered salaries of 1875 crowns
a month to continue work. The results are seen in tho suicide of
Weiss, a multimillionaire banker,-
the paralysis of Leo Lancy, director
of tho Hungarian credit bank, and
A     CUrious     WM**   «jjtg   INTERNATI0NAL    JEWELft*    WORK-
. , ,.- 8V.B th6 nulnber ?* era' Union—Meets 2nd und 4th Pri-
officers in full uniform sitting* in [days, 205 Labor Temple. President, \V.
TOWS of chairs alonjt tho pavement Holmee, Colonial Apti., Burrard Street;
• -    - ■        *• -       - secretary-treasurer,    D.    J.    Snell,    916
Puimmuir Street.	
B. 0. LOGGERS7 UNION—Afflliated
with B. 0, Fedoration of Labor and
Vancouvor Trndes and Labor Oouncll—■
An industrial union of all workers In
lousing and construction camps. Head-
quarters, 01 Cordova Street West, Vancouvor, B. C. Phono Sey. 7858. E.
Winch, Bpcr-ntary-trcasurer; legal advia-
ers, Messrs. Bird, Macdonald h Co.. Vancouver,  B.  C;   auditors,   Meun.  But tar
& Chlenc, Vancouver, B. Q.	
ployoes, Local 28—Meata every
Wednesday In the month at 2:80 p.m.
and overy third Wednesday in the month
at 9:80 p.m. President, Harry Wood;
secretary and business agent, W. Mac
hensie, ofllce end meeting hall, 614 Pender St. W. Phone Spy. 1681. Offlce
houra:   11 to 12 noon: 2 to 5.
amu,    una    nut     uiuuyiiL     i.ud    yvauv, i —      -- -f-------      --       —-
goodwill, contentment and happiness streets of Budapest is the number of
?....'. ... "       • n-ffinAot.      -in      -Pull      11-n-I-*., mm      aU. _,,,*.      •__   I
blacking the boots of privates or
civilians at three kromcr, about
half a orown, por pair."
Thoso directors of human butchery failed to learn a decent trade,
hence the atrocity of having to
shine shoos for a living.
Those of us who have served in
the army, find it hard to squeeze
out a tear when wo road of former
army officers polishing shoes in tho
streets of tho Hungarian capital at
60 cents per shine, especially such
offlcors a* tho Hungarians produced.
We say let them work or starve. At
the rate mentioned in the dispatch
thoy can earn $6 per day by polishing ten pairs of shoes, which is more
than most workmen ln Canada got
for a wholo day's work.
British Grocers Profit
London, Eng.—According to Arthur J. Giles, secretary of the British Grocers Federation, profits of the
British grocery trado increased
about (45,000,000 a year during tho
war. "The food controllor," Mr.
Giles said, "has been the grocers'
roal friend for the last four or five
yenrs, in enabling them to dispose u
of all their surplus stook, much of - preaidunt,
which the public would not look at
prior to the war. A further great
asset was the registration of customers, which insured tho grocer a trade
without his having to work it up."
Big Convention Held in
Illinois—Freedom Is
the Keynote
Serious determination to marshal
the workeri of Illinois to capture
the State government at the ballot
box wu the chief characteristic, ot
the State convention, at whioh the
Labor Party of Illinois was born
April 10 to IS at Springfield.
It waa a big eonvention, It was
a snappy convention. But above all
it was a* serious convention. Men
who have watched the State conventions of many parties looked on it
and said it wat a remarkable gathering of ita kind and that it bodied
good to the old political partiei
Yeedom was the keynote.   Irer
no good to the old politieal partiei.
.freedom wu the keynote,   Every
delegate wanted freedom for himself
also wanted freedom for everybody
else in the world.
Besolutions were passed demand'
ing freedom for Bussia, Ireland and
India, The platform adopted started out with a declaration that the
Labor Party had como to obtain
economic and induitrlal freedom for
working men and women. All of
the planks of the platform were directed at lifting from the exploited
wage earners the burden of oppres
sion and permitting liberation of
healthy instincts and happy satisfaction of wholesome desires.
Six hundred and eleven delegates
brought credential! to the convention, from more than ninety cities
and towns. William Tracy, chairman of the committee on credentials, reported that from a study of
the map, it wu apparent that after
the delegates returned to their
homes, one could not walk fifty miles
in any direction in any section of
the state without encountering one
of thom.
socretary-troasuror   and
W, A. Alexander, Room !
pie.   Phone Beymour ___)__
__   buslnesi   agent,
W, A. Alexander, Room 210 Labor Tem-
Employees, Pioneer Division, No. 101
—Meets A. 0. F. Hall, Mount Pleasant,
1st and 3rd Mondays at 8 p.m. President, W. H. Cottrell; recording seoreUry, A. V. Lofting, 3581 Trinity Street,
phone High. 168H; treasurer, E. S. Cleveland; flnanclal secretary and business
agent, Fred A. Hoover. 840B Clark Drive,
offlee eorner Prior and Main Streets.
feur'a Union, Local No. 655—Meets
every 2nd and- -ttli Wednesdays 8 p.m.
President, W. M. Brown; buslneas agent,
F. Haslott, 125 Fifteenth Avenue Eaat;
financial secretary, Birt Showier, 1180
Robson Street; phont Sey. 6670. Offlee
687 Homer Street.
Meeta last Sunday of each month at
p.m.   President, W. H. Jordan; vlee-
president,    W.    H.    Youhill;    secretary-
treasurer, B. H. Neelands, Box 66.
Provincial UnionB
in annual convention In January. Executive officers, 1918-19: President,
Duncan McCallum, Labor Temple, Vancouver; vlco-prealdents—Vancouver Island, Walter Hend, South Wellington j
Victoria, J. Taylor; Prince Rupert, W.
E. Thompson; Vanoouver, E, Wlnoh, W.
R. Trotter; New Westminster, P. Peebles; West Kootenay, Marcus Martin,
Nelson; Crow's Nest Paea, W. A. filter-
man, Fernle. SecreUry-treasnrer, A. 8.
Wells, Labor Temple, 406 Dunsmuir St.,
Vancouver, B. 0.
.  VICTORIA, a. 0.	
and Labor Council—MeeU first and
third Wednesdaya, Knights of Pythias
Hall, North Park Stnet, at 8 p.m. President, B. Simmons; vice-president, T.
Dooley; secretary-treasurer. Christian
Siverts, P. 0. Bax 302, Victoria, B. 0.
Association, Local 3852—Offloe and
hall, 804 Pender Street West. Meets
first and third Fridays, 8 p.m. Seeretary-troasu re r, G. Thomas; business
agent. A. Hill.
Butcher Workmen's Union No, 648—
Meets flrst and third Tuesdays of eaoh
month, Labor Tpmple, 8 p.m, President,
H. E. Wills: rocordlng secreUry, Fred
Lilly; flnanclal secretary and business
agent,  T.  W,  Anderson,  587  Homer St.
North America (Vancouver and vicinity)—Branch meets second and fourth
Mondays, Room 204 Labor Temple. President, J. Daitforth, Euclid Ave., Colllngwood East; flnanclal socretary and business agent. IT. S, NlghtseeleB, 276—56th
Ave. East, .Smith Vancouver; recording
secretary, E. Westmoreland, 9247 Point
Groy Road.   Phone Bayview 20791.
Patronise Fed,  advertisers.
Fnsti'ii.T-i, I.L.A., Local Union 88A,
Series 6—Meets the 2nd and 4th Fridays
of the month, Labor Temple, 8 p.m.
. John Sully; financial secretary, M. A. Phelps; business agent and
corresnunding secretary, W. Leo. Offlee,
Room 219-220 Labor Templo,
and Operating Engineers, Loeal No.
620—Meets every Monday, 7:60 p.m.,
Labor Temple. President, Dave Hodge,
677 Rtchnrds Street. City; vice-president.
Frank Hum, 1922 Second Avenue West;
Nsw we will till be busy at nmminr blrJe
wttk eur (leaning, painting and fining
SPRINGTIME'S spirit is "catching" and wt don't wan
Mother Nature to outdo ui In dressing up.   Oet Muted
early with this spring't overhauling—and get your cuppliei
from us.   We have everything you need for painting, beautify.
Ing and preserving your property.
Houae Paints, B*rn Paints, Floor
PainU, Wail Finiitiet, V.rnUhw,
Enamels, Suine, and Brushes, otc
Call today and see our etock—let us suggest materials and colon.
Hunter-Henderson Paint Co.    1
LOOAL UNION.  No. 672, U. M. ot A.—
Meets first  Sunday in  every month  8
a., Richard Hall.   President, Jas. Bale-
man; vice-president, Andrew Parkor; reding secretary, Jas.  Fearon;  financial
secretary, William MacDonald;  treasurer,
J. H. Richardson.
ers, Local 1777—Moots first and third
Mondaya In I. 0. 0. F. Hall, Lower Kieth
Road Eaat, at 8 p.m. Presidont, H. H.
Foster: flnanolal secretary, W. C. Smith,
cor. Sntherland and Kieth Road East,
North Vancouver.
"Here is the
Key to
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Clothes" you make the nearest step toward getting clothes at a wholesale eost
on the pure and simple basis of Maker-to-Buyer
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$19 $23 $27
$30 $35 $45
Don't waste your money—put it to work. Economy should be your watchword. The war has
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You will see all that*s new in spring styles from
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The holdings of this company are aituated near AlderjroT* in the Langley Municipality, which is recognued aa the best location in the Fraier Valley (or Oil. The
drilling of the well is under the supervision of Mr. Roy J. Widney, who haa had
twenty years' experience in the California and Alberta Oil Fields and is considered
one of the best drillers in the country. A heary standard rig, eapable of going
down 5000 feet if necessary is now being Installed, which, when completed, will
be the largest and most up-to-date plant in British Columbia.
Action Not Words Our Motto
The Empire Oil Oo., which started in a small way, against all kinds of obstacles
and opposition, has quietly forged ahead until today it ranks flrst in the field
with the best location, the best driller, the beat equipment, aud we beliere will have
the flrat commercial well.
Invest your money in a company that is actually drilling and trying to aoeom>
Slish somothing—you are guaranteed a square deal and a run for your money ua-
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Umpire Oil is abaolutely the best bay on the market today at 10 cents per share.
Prioci subject to advanoe at any time without further notice. It will pay you to
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Phone Stymour UN
eleventh year. No. it      THE BRITISH COLUMBIA FEDERATTONIST    vancouveb, b. a
april «», m
The Home of Holeproof Hosiery
Confidence is a big
word with a big
meaning. In this
Union Store for
Men, it's the solid-
rock foundation
upon which we
'Another thing you'll like in this Store for
Men, is to know that you can get the suit
you want at the price you want to pay—
and nobody else can buy it for less!
Claman's Canadian Clothes
$25   $35   $40
153 Hastings Street West
Bome ot Hart Schaffner & Marx Olothei
Patronise Fod. advertisers.
For Appendicitis and Gall Stones
through tho uso of Hepatola, a
medicine recognlted as far better,
eafer than operations, $5,50 treatment.
Sole Manufacturer
BU  4th Aft., X..  4-ukatoon
Hotel and Bestaurant Employees
Tho local union of Hotel and Bestaurant Employees has been compelled to movo from the Labor Templo to 614 Pendor Street West in
order to get better accommodation
for its growing membership. The
local has ou organizer in the field
endeavoring to organize the employoes of tho Whito Lunch and
other eating houaea. The offico of
tho local at 014 Pender Streot West
will bo open from 9 a.m. until 9
p.m. on May 5 to accommodate the
membership'in the matter of voting
on the One Big Union referondum.
A committee is at work drawing up
a new wage scale which is to be presented to all employers in a very
short time. Thc local membership
will appreciate any assistance that
organied labor can givo in the mat-
tor of organizing tho employees of
the Whito Lunch restaurants.
A glance at the government employment bureaus these days, and
the fact staring us in the faco that
hundreds of thousands of troops
are yet to return from overseas reminds us, or should remind us, that
the slx-hour-day inuet be put into
force tliia year or misery and destitution will be rampant In every
locality by next winter. Boost for
tbe six hour day and the One Big
Workers Facing a Very Serious Situation in the "Home
of the Pree"
The records of unemployment in
tho United States are mounting
steadily. We are passing today
through tho initial stages of a process of readjustment whieh by tho
middlo of the summer inevitably
will develop into a serious situation.
TroopB arc returning from abroad in
ever-increasing numbers; and, in the
meanwhile, wounded soldiers with
all the medals afforded by the field
of battle aro begging on the streeta
of New York. Factories everywhere
aro laying off hands instead of taking on now men. In the faco of
country-wide unemployment, the
workers who havo jobs aro in the
striking mood. A groat strike is
brewing in the steel mills. Strikes
and unemployment will march forward hand in hand. The disorganization of tho industrial situation is
gradually coming to a head.
The C. P. R. government has
come to  the conclusion that the
rincess Sophia was wrecked and
a great number of lives lost owing
to the peculiar action of the sea.
The fact that lives were lost Is,
according to the commission, "a
matter of conjecture." Thus end-
eth the story of the sacredness of
private property versus the cussed-
ness of human life.
Premier Oliver Has refused to dissolve the legislature at tbe request
of the Great War Veterans. Premier Oliver in doing thla knows
that the request -will,not be made
again and that the matter will soon
be dropped by the men who have
been fighting to make the world
safe for democracy. It would be
very undemocratic for the Great
War Veterans to turn the honourable members out of the house and
seat themselves in the places of the
mighty. This would be Bolshevism
and the said G, W. V. A. is strenuously opposed to Bolshevism In
spite of the fact that the powers
that be are lashing the workers
right and left.
are made by union
workmen, sold by
union clerks, and finished on the premises
by union tailors.
Procurable Only at
Thos. Foster & Co.
514 Granville Street
Sita in Chicago and Hands Out Big
Blobs of Democracy
Chicago—Thirty-two moro striking cigar makers have been arrested
for contempt of court on ordern of
that royal personage, Judgo Sullivan, who probably favors Irish freedom in Ireland. This august judge
told the strikors ho had no objection
to peaceful picketing, but all those
arrested now were picketing peacefully according to tho strikers. The
chargo againBt the workors does not
mention any act of violenco or
threats. The charge is simply picketing. Tho strike is ngainst the
Havana-American Tobacco Co., and
those who walked out have been out
seventeen weeks and are ready to
go soventoon weeks longer, according to officers of the union.
The Teamsters and Chauffeurs report a good meoting with plenty of
interest, in tho balloting on the One
Big Union scheme. The result of
this referondum will be published
in next week's issuo of the Federationist. The local has voted the
sum of $200 for the uso of the executive committee of the One Big
Reports to hand signify that tho
Idea of the One Big Union is taking
a good hold on the workers ln Fort
Arthur and Fort William, Ont. Committees are hard at work distributing literature and taking ,up the
subject ln local unionB and practically no opposition Is met with.
The city fathers have hit upon
the brilliant (?) Idea of spending
125,000 dollars to advertise the fact
that Vancouver, B. C, Is a desirable
place to exploit slaves iu. And almost every other big city on the
American continent Is doing the
same thing.
The Khaki Labor Union kas dis
covered a Bolshivlki movement ln
the city of Vancouver and appeals
to the city council to help eradicate
it by means of public meetings. We
suggest that the councU and the
Khaki Union officials start in
around the government employ*
ment bureaus where an ever increasing body of men congregate
every day looking for work. Polished speeches will no doubt eradicate the empty feeling around the
belly button and drive away the
naughty Idea of wanting to own jobs
that a master class is unable to
special regard to
baby's needs and with
an eye to economy,
without the sacrificing quality. Ask to be
shown the $20 special,
which includes:
2 Rubens' Vests.
2 Lisle and Wool Bands.
2 Flannelette Nightgowns.
1 Flannelette Wrapper.
1 Flannelette Jacket.
2 Flannelette Barrow
2 Muslin Petticoats.
2 Daytime Dresses.
1 pair Bootees.
I dozen Diapers.
1 Crib Blanket.
—Baby Shop
Entrance OranviUe
and Dunsmuir Sts.
Miners of Nora Scotia Getting a
Chip on the Profits of
Mr. Moneybags ..
For the first time in the history
of tho Province, Nova Scotia coal
miners and operators met in conference, and signed an agreement. The
eight-hour day is established with
the same ton-hour wage. As a result of tho conference, the Amalgamated Mine Workers of Nova Suo*
tia has been merged with thc United
Mine Workers of America, and tho
check-off system established. Mediation machinery has been set up to
adjust disputes.
Organised Farmers Are to Be Bamboozled by Spellbinders
Whom tho Gods would destroy,
thoy first mnke mod, is an old saying, thc truth of which is Bhown by
tho frenzied campaign in tho northwest against the Nonpartisan
Leftgue, the organization of farmers
which has taken ovor control in
North Dakota.
Bankers, business men and thc
kopt press tried abuse, assault and
decoit.    All failed.
Now thoy aro using "uplift."
Tho chautauqua idea, tho "community lifo" idea, folk danees and music (somo of it good) are being usod
to break up the Nonpartisan
The attempt is more amusing than
Shows How
Could Enforce Economic Equity
Published weekly.
$1.50 a year to Canndn,
"The "Almighty Dollar", "Cooperation",   etc.,   free,   ii   you
mention this paper.
Box 96, Longbranch, Wash,
Hand Made Boob
at $7.50
Made right here in the store, and all from selected stock:
Chrome or Oil Tan Uppers, donblo toecaps, half bellows tonguo,
leather counters. The sole stock is No. 1 quality and guaranteed.
Leather or lioavy lubber holla.   All sizes.
Begular ♦10:50.    Special... ..*..*. .*.„.„....,
I have another lino, nud a real bargain; it coincs in black or tan;
heavy solid leather sotes and heels; leather counters; made on
A good, easy-fitting last.   All sizes. £yl  Q (J
Begular $6,60.    Special Vr.XJO
Medium weight, with urus calf uppers, Goodyear welted soles.
They come in black or dark tan, plain toe or toccnp; built on a
good Bmart last.   AH sizes. &fi   _}**_,
Begular *8.60.    Special:*...   9vimO
Bring in Your Repairs and Oet Real Satisfaction
Pierre Paris
Boot and Shoe Manufacturers, 84 HASTINOS WEST
One Door Weit of Columbia Theatre
Phone Seymour 4718
Jones is wearing
his new suit
—you haven't bought yours yet. Why?
Tou lay you can't afford one. Neither could Jones—if ho had
to pay right down for it. As a matter of fact you can afford a
suit just as well as Jones—only ho went tho right way about it.
Here's what Jones did:
He oame to us and looked over our fruits—found ono that wlei-ised him.
Be told ut he couldn't afford to piy cash down. Wu told him thst wm
■It right—hundreds of men In just his position hid bought suits from
si thli Spring.
Wa hsd a little talk—then Jones paid |5 cash deposit and took away
fat* mlt.    He's paying the balance ln small weekly Instalments.
If Jones had to wait until ha had the ready cash, a wwd part of Iho
Spring would have gone bofore ho had his new suit. As it is, he's wearing
ll now—and you're envying him.
Call and aee ua about that new Suit-—We offer aa flne
a line as there ia In the city—at prices which giro
you exceptional valuot—and terms wblch will meet
-   your case.
342 HASTINGS ST. W. (Near Homer)
Did you over analyze tho cliarma of a'protty child—
usually a pair of bright laughing eyos—and "an alert,
eager and questioning mUnnor—little dimples in the
chin and cheek—little rol!n of fnt. at tho elbow and
knee—really it makes you love them.
Hundreds of happy, healthv children are thriving on
pure, sweet milk, with nothing added and nothing
takeu away.
bottled at thc farm—every drop comes. from that
1'nmnuR prize-winning herd of purebred cattle belonging to J. M. STEVE8. Thoy feed in the luxuriant
mendowft of Lulu Island ai:*_ nre Wised and cared for
in that royal manner suitable to pure-bred cattle.
A trial bottle is tlie most convincing argument wc can
offer you as to its richness and purity.
Soldiers and Labor Men
Meet at the Avenue
(Continued from page I)
they had better tako tho flag away
and bury it. (Renewed applause.)
"If they did call the 24-hour striko
—that's dead, that's gone. We'vo
got to live in the future." Thoy
must formulate some plan of reconstruction. "The governments seeni
to be asleep. It needs something
liko Bolshevism to wako them up."
(Long and tremendous applause.)
Promises and promises had been
made—and thoy had not been fulfilled.
"There's another organization in
tho city, known as thc Khaki Labor
Union — unother sky-pilot."
(Laughter.) "I'm a religious man
myself, but I've no use for religion
of that kind. Anything that will
take tho bread out of a man'a
mouth is not the religion of Jesua
The speaker declared that thc
government should givo a flat-rate
of $2,000 to every man. He also
stated that "Gothard waB offered
$200 a month to go into another
province—to break up the Fighting
Comrades." Referring again to Prit-
charcl, Kavanngh, Midgloy and
Winch, he said "I'll tnke these men
by tho hand any day." (Applause.)
"By united effort wc shnll accomplish something. By division, wc are
in the hands of thc Dominion government."       .   .
Ed. Johnston, of the B. C. Soldiers' and Bailors' Council, said he
was ono of those who "joined thc
army for the wont of brend." (Hear
hear! and auulausc.) Thc chairmnn
had said he was ono who had tried
to get to tho front and could not.
"Thero'11 bo a plaeo fer him in tbe
bread-line just tho samel" ho added; and a long roar of laughter
followed the remark. He then stated what was the programmo of his
organization, declaring that thore
was no solution to social evils and
economic distress, except production
for use.
As for fighting for "Liberty nnd
democrncy und all that kind of
stuff," the speaker snid, "I looked
into a dictionary today to seo what
democracy meant." (Loud laughter.) "I am uot a Bolshevik, and
I wondered why those men should
boost* me up so damned much."
(More laughter,) "I went to flght
for liberty over there, and I beliovu
in liberty here." The speaker urged
his comrades to get together, try to
formulate somo idea, and "shove
this political stuff off the bonrd altogether,"
It would be futile to try to give
in a few paragraphs any adequate
conception of tho magnificent speech
of W. A. Prltchard, or the enthusiasm with whieh it curried tho meeting. As to the Mut oment that Bam
i Gothard was the most abused man
in Vancouver Pritchard disputed
thnt. "Jack Knvamigh and myself
aro fighting for that position and
it's not been nettled," (Laughter.)
PerhapB thoy could loom something
ovon from "thc men that Captain
■VI);tinker   will   not   shake   tian-da
Oaa Be Had Here on Our Cheerful
DON'T think thnt because your pay cheque won't stretch thftt
you must wear inferior clothes. Nothing of the kind—yoa de-
nerve the beBt and we will help you to get thorn- The better
kind of clothes are alwayB the cheapest in tho end, because .you
enjoy thim and because they give longer service Come to ths
"New York" and select the better kind of stylish clothes for both
ladles and gents, from our immense stock. Fay a small araouafc
down and tbe balance a littlo at a time whilo you wear the olothea.
We make tbem fit  each  Individual requirement,
tnd talk It over with ua.   Wo'll trust you.  '
Coma ta
New York Outfitting Co., Ltd.
Opposite Province Offloo Seymour 1861
Tho biggest event of tho Benson,
the actors' ball, undor the auspices
of tho "Spotlight Club," has beon
postponed until Friday, May 16,
and will be held on tho specially
constructed hardwood floor at the
Arena. Thero will bo room for fivo
thousand dancers and nine thousand
spectators. Don't fail to como and
see tho auto parade, tho Bathing
Girl Beview, the Cabaro do Luxe,
tho wonderful lighting effects.
In addition to tho programmo already announced, of fifty prizos,
wonderful electrical effects, etc., in
connection with the ball a prize automobile show will tako placo, and
prizes will bo given for the prctti-
ost decorated autos, the auto parade
taking place at the oxtremo outor
edges of tho danco floor.
Another novelty will be tho Bathing Girls' Review, when every firm
and Individual will have a chnnce
to show off tho newest effects in
ladies' bathing suits, in competing
for prizes. Instead of an orchestra,
ii big augmented band will furnish
the music.
Tho money received at this ball
will go to help out tho stago employees who were put out of work
by the flu bun a fow months ago.
'Don't fail to eome to this ball.
Ronioinbor tho date, May 16.       **#
with." Accordingly, ho proceoded
to give his reasons for tho faith
that was in him, with overwhelming
convincing effect. Ho eould not
doubt thnt the men who went ovor-
Bcas thought thoy wene doing tho
right thing at the time; nevertheless, "tho/things they went overseas to fight for have not beon
established." (Applause.) Amongst
tho returned mon, ho said, "for ono
who was going.round seeking lay
blood last August, thero aro now
ton who will seek my.advice. (Loud
A money-saving offer put on to make you acquainted with our Drug Store service.
Only One ot Each Article to a Customer
War Tax Extra Wherever It Is Required
BOc Sulphur and Molasses .....SSI
25o Aromatic Cascara ...-..- 18.
600 Parish's Chemical Food ....26.
80c Aspirin Tablet!, 1 dos 10'
60c Eaiton'e Syrup ......,.M..._...2t!
lOo Doracio Aold,   Borax,   Alum
Camphorated    Chalk,     Ueorie
Powder  „....^.,.,«.-,*-.-.... 6
60c Dlaud'l Fllll 25
60c A. B. S. A C. Tabletl ....26
BOo Syrup of White Pint and
Tar   - 26
.60  Gin Fills  ...
.35 Cartor'i Fills  180
.60 Rold's Catarrh Balm 26o
.86 Reld'a Laxative Bromide
Tablets 18c
.60 Rold's Fruit Saline  26c
,85 Nature's Romedy Tablets..l3o
1.00 Syrup of Hypophosphltet 60c
1.50 Hanoi Blood Medicine  76c
.50 Reld's Kidney Fills  26c
1.50 Hanoi Eczema Medicine...76o
.50 Reld's Eye Water  25c
.26 Reld's Cathartic Pills  13s
' .60   Prult-a-tlvea   „ 85o
.25 Reid's Cascara Tablet8....18o
.60  Zam-Buk    *. 26c
.85  Minard's Liniment  18c
,50 Dyspepsia « _„......;.'.26o
Vancouver Drug Co., Ltd.
The Original Out-Rate Druggist* of the Oity
.05 Haitian Wait : —Sajra-rar ieej ud 188*
T Haatinga Waat Say. SS33 78. OranvUI. St. Say. 701;
412 Main Stmt.  ~....~...~....-_.,_ay. 103:
60c  Lithte  Tabletl ......
...» 86
SSo Home  Oil   -.—
—       13
This list covers only
• wall
part of the standard
tions and Drug Store
offered at Half Price.
See the
full line at any el
•ur   Six
1700 Commercial Drive...
...Ulgh. S«8 ul 178S-C*
Oor. Oranrtlla ul Broadway. Bay. 831*1 ul 17.t*G
Knox Wolken, barrister, Informs
tho press that Vancouver lost two
industries through Its shady reputation. Mr. Walkem hints that the
shipyard troubles were the oause of
this, but any Arm that expects to
enter business without labor troubles must have been doing business
tn Tlmbuctoo. We would advise
the business element of this city to
keep the city's reputation clean by,
Boeing that the demands of labor
are granted.
Patronize Foderationist advertisers.
Don't think that you can build
your union on hot air.  Don't th
that your union will (row e*
though you do not attend lte mi
ings.  Just so soon as you let ut
your activities, Just ao soon i
the employers take .advantage
tlie situntion and cut your wa
and increase   your efflcleiicy
speeding you up.   Tho tide Is ti
Ing and   employers ot, labor
country over   are looking   for
chanoe to get baok td pre-war
ditions ot labor.
Outfiittors   to   the   Men   of
thc West
Something in the air
says-How does your
suit look without your
top coat ?
—It's a personal question—look at yours
NO DOUBT when it
comes out into the
light, after the Winter's wear, it looks a bit
shabby—it's time for a
change'. How about the
new suit?
—Here they are, in a wonderful range of, pattern
and style—the largest selection of clothes in the
West—gathered together
expressly to meet the demands of you men. Something here to suit everybody—to fit the slim, the
tall, the stout—and just your
individual style—backed- with
tho market's best quality materials—and at Diok prices
they are good investments.
Suits at
$25 to $75
—Sold with* our usual guarantee—your money's worth or
your money back.
A Word to the Boys From Overseas—
We allow you a special discount of 10 per cent, off our regular
prices on your entire outfit—everything from shoes to hat.
33-45-47-49, Hastings St. East*.
lHI1/n'"maf"f"***itxa: i »■


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