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The British Columbia Federationist May 27, 1921

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Sherman   Service   Now
Adopts New
Will   Secure   Voluntary
Acceptance of Wage
\\ Cuts
(By Tht Federated Prett.)
Chicago.—The detective agencies
•re showing manufacturing con
•erne and other employera how,
with a little manipulation, employes may be Induced to eome
forward with petitions for reductions ln wagee. The New Majority
for May 14 publishes a letter sent
by J. F, Steokel, general business
director cf the Sherman Service,
Inc., of Detroit, to a business concern In the aame city urging the
arm \o allow him to "call and ex.
plain our servioe." •
The Sherman Service waa revealed in recent article^ In The
New Republic as one of the many
ietectlve agencies ln the country
that furnish operatives to break
Mrlkfii by espionage and provocative methods.
\ The letter speaks for Itself:
••What would you say lf your
employes were to present you with
a petition as follows?:
" 'Being conscious of the
present depression In business
and sensible of the fact that
your success is our success,
your Iobs our loss and having
discussed the possibility of
the company continuing operations at a reduced payroll
eost, from various angles, we
desire at this time to express
our appreciation shown us
workera ln your employ and
do agree to whatever reduction ts necessary in our weekly payment to permit the company to sell their product at
a price whloh will enable them
to get business. This reduction
to take effect at your discretion.'
"The foregoing Is a verbatim
resolution, unanimously elgned by
the employes of one of our clients
as a result of our efforts, ifta but
typical of the attitude displayed
\ty tabor when given a square deal
and caused to understand the true
economic   principles.
"The public Is now satisfied thVt
Material costs are well down toward the bottom, but is waiting
antll satisfied that wartime labor
eosts have deflated all elements of
production costs to rock bottom,, lt
certainly would stimulate sales.
"By proper procedure labor can
he made to exert Itself ln fullest
co-operation with management
and produce as of old.
"May we call and explain our
Men  are  Standing Pat
Against Wage
In apito of reports to tho contrary, the strike at Stewart, B. C.
and Hyder, Alaska, Is still on.
Wle strflke commenced on April
Ihe 10th after 65 men had been
laid oft without reason, and a reduction made ln wages. On the
lath the men who had not been
laid off took a secret ballot as to
whether they should strike In sym.
pathy, and with one dissenting
voice the decision to strike was
arrived at.
At present all men are standing
pat, with the exception of 14 curpenters and four laborers. Between two and three hundred men
are affected at Hyder, Alaska, and
in spite of the fact that booze Is
running like water the men are
■tending solid. A collection wns
taken for the conducting of the
atrlke and a thousand dollars wns
On Wednesday a wire was received whloh atated that the men
had offered to settle on a fifty-fifty
basis. The company, however, refused, and tha strike ls still on.'
Philadelphia.—Mrs. Emma Berg-
Moll, mother of drover Cleveland
Bergdoll, was sentenced to serve
sne year and one day In Jail for as-
•tatlng her two sons to evade the
draft, with tho provision that lf
ahe pays a 17,000 fine before June
1., the prison sentence will be remitted.
JEtig Crowd Expected at
S. P. of C. Meeting
At the regular propaganda meet
Ing of the Socialist Party of Can.
ada In the Empress Theatre laat
Sunday, T. O. O'Connor and J.
Smith were tha speakers. Sealing with tha world events both
speakers showed how Impossible It
was far tha workers to Improve
their conditions under capitalism.
On Sunday next, W. A. Prltchard
will hold the platform and Judging by the speeches he has delivered during the past week or tw6
at different places, those who at-
tend will have an Intellectual
feast. It ls expected that the theatre will be 'crowded to capacity
and those wishing seats should
get there early. The usual time
for questions will be allowed after the collection la taken.
South Vancouver Unemployed Given Concrete
The unemployed meeting held in
the Municipal Hall, South Vancouver, last Monday evening, was Interesting from more than one
angle. The outstanding features,
however, were the stories of the
struggles of the people during the
unemployed period.
One particular case, but typical
of many others ln the municipality,
will show how the people are faring under the present conditions
and how Impossible It Ib to beat
the system. The relief committee
report showed that one family had
been endeavoring to secure a home
of their own. The hard times
struck them, however, Just as It
struck those who had no property,
and the struggle became more and
more keen. There is only one more
payment due on the home. A
thousand dollars has been sunk In
It. The father or husband, could
not secure work. Ho was sent to
Sumas, but on his' arrival found
that there was no Job for him. In
the meantime he Is stranded because he has not the price of his
return fare aud hts family is seeking relief and threatened with having the water cut off because the
water rates cannot be met.
Mr. Hlley, the municipal clerk,
Informed the committee that relief
was* not being given so that the
people could pay rents or save their
property, but for the necessities of
life In the shape of foodstuffs. He
also informed the committee that
those who were buying their homes
should not take any notice of the
threats which would be made by
the sellers because the payments
were not being met, as they could
not. lose thetr homes until the last
payment waB due. This was dhv
puted in the meeting and it was
pointed out that foreclosure proceedings could be started if one
payment wus missed.
A discussion arose over the question of young men being sent to
work by the secretary of the unemployed coin mittee. The meeting,
however, took the position that lf a
young man waa good enough to be
called on to flght, then he should
be good enough to work, and the
seoretary wns instructed to make
discrimination between , any
At nine o'clock, the hour set for
the speaker of the evening, J, G,
Smith waB asked to address the
meeting. In opening he pointed
out that to understand anything It
was necessary to seek Its cause, and
unless the causo of the effect was
understood, the workers could not
salve their problems. He pointed
out that there could be no cure for
unemployment under capitalism,
Sketching the development of capitalism, he pointed-out that as any
country i adopted the capitalistic
method of production, so it was
found that more than the home
market could consume was produced, thus new countries had to
be opened up, and they in turn became producers of surpluses, until the world'B markets were at all
times glutted and the workerB faced with greater, difficulty In securing a living.
Referring to the ruling class he
stated that that class never fought.
It was the workers that did the
producing and the fighting. He
pointed out that the workers were
the ones that the ruling class used
to keep the working class in subjection, and Instanced how the
printeri In the newspaper offices
ln the city had- set the copy for
an advertisement which was car-
(Contlnued on page 3)
Open Forum Meeting
Pender Halt
Corner of Howe and Pender Streets
Tonight (Friday), May 27th, 8 p.m.
St-bject:   "Some Impressions of the Winnipeg Trials."
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Maintenance Fiind Drive Over
Monies and Receipts Should Be Sent In
THE drive for funds which the Federationist started
•ome time ago is now over, but there are still a number who were supplied with receipts, who have not yet
made the full returns, and in order that thc offlce work
in connection with the drive ean be completed, all those
having receipts or money on hand are requested to send
in all monies or receipts at the earliest possible moment,
Some confusion evidently exists in the minds of some
aa to the necessity for the drive. In order to clear this
np a brief statement of the situation is necessary. In the
year 1918 the Federationist was in debt. Every effort
was made to liquidate this, and it appeared as if that
objective was to be reached. Then the general strike
came along, and presto, the hopes were knockd sky high.
In one month following that strike a thousand dollars was
dropped, and then on top of the discrimination used by
the merchants of this city against the Federationist as ai
result of the strike and the policy of the paper, oame the.
increase in the eost of news print, an increase which
meant at least $120 per week greater cost in printers'
Like all other business men, the printer thought the risk
was good and carried the Federationist. He could do it)
when times were good, but later, when times became very
bad, he, like all other business men, had to face the issue,
He had banks and suchlike institutions to deal with, and
business was bad.
t .     "
; The. result was that the Federatlonist had to
face the conditions and liquidate the debt, or,
failing that, face the posssibilities of going out of business.  This the directors could not for a minute contem-
> plate, and the result' was the drive for funds, followed by
.tho reduction in the size of the paper, it being better to
nave a smaller paper than none at air
!• Thft result of the drive to date is fairly satisfactory
when.the conditions are,considered.  It ia not what eould
, Jiave been desired, but it has put the paper in that position where the future can be faced with confidence, and
with some degree of security.    This work was done
■ by supporters of the Federationist. Many organizations
got in and helped. These organizations from time
to time have been mentioned and the amounts donated
published.   The future, however, is in the hands of the
. workers.   The new subscriptions that have been turned
in during the past three'months exceed by at least threo
times the amount that has been turned in   during  any
other similar period;   This is encouraging; it is a sign
Jhat the workers want the paper. They will get it, but if
.they want the old-time eight pages, then they must pay
for it, as many merchants will not give us any advertising, even though thc FederationistJias in its possession a
, signed statements rom the advertising   bureau   of  the
Board of Trade as to its bona fides as an advertising '
/medium. While the drive is over, the help of the workers
.■'is needed; it is their paper, they control it, and, as already
■ stated, the future lies in .their hands.
Would    Not    Volunteer
for Service
Senator Walsh Condemns
Government for Neglect
of Veterans
By Rosa Laddon
(By tne Federated Press)
Washington, May 17.—American
young: men who saw military service during th8 world war arc now
saying "to hell with the government" and turning to radical social
views, according to United States
Senator David I. Walsh, of Massachusetts.
Speaking ln the Chamber of
Commerce rooms here to members
of the Tank Corps Post, No. 19i~
American Legion, Senator Walsh
discussed the notorious neglct of
the veterans by the government,
and said:
"Recently I had a chance to talk
with forty wounded men. I asked
how many of them would volunteer again tf this country were to
go to war. Not a man said he
would, but they all declared themselves unwilling to go. In other
words, they said they were asked
to fight once, but the treatment
they received had killed air loyalty
and devotion "to their country.
"This all tends toward one end.
The men are beginning tb ask
themselves, 'Is our government
right? Maybe thc Russians- are
right? What about Socialism?' In
consequence we have these discontented men who provide a fertile
field for the soapbox orator."
So Says Swedish Manufacturers of Soviet
Stockholm, May 3, 'Rest a Wlen'
—The Conservative "Aftenbladet"
publishes a detailed interview with
a manufacturer, Almgreen, who
has recently returned from Soviet
Russia, and who expresses himself
very favorably. Almgreen affirms
that the hopes of an overthrow of
the Bolshevist government are absolutely without any grounds and
asks why Sweden stands inactive
ln view of tho number of foreign
merchants who have already hastened to" Moscow and Petrograd.
He points out that Russia has
large quantities of gold and platinum and that large quantities of.
flax, hemp, naphtha, and furs are
ready for export. In conclusion,
Almgreen referred to the reports
In tho foreign press over risings
In Moscow, Petrograd and othor
places and said that all these reports were Issued from Helsingfors at the time of the Kronstadt
mutiny. He, himself, who was in
Petrograd and Moscow Ht this
time saw nothing of the Insurgents and did not hear a single
shot, It li noticeable that the
Aftenbladet" which Is usually rather hostile to Soviet Russia publishes this Interview on the flrst
Mnyor Church of Toronto declares that "our" patience Is nearly exhausted wtth those who are
waving the red flag and preaching
Soviet government,
Guthrie Scores Working:
Class   Indiffeernce   '
and Apathy
On Sunday last Sam Guthrie,
M.L.A., addressed a crowded meeting. He told of the proceedings,
of thd last session 'of the Pro^n-
cial Legislature. Guthrie scored,
the apathy of'the workers.who at
the last election passed up men
like Richardson, Harrington, Trotter and Woodsworth, and sont the
MacKenzies and Famseu to do
their work. They have only themselveB to blame when labor legislation is shelved to be'^enforced
only when other provinces take
similar action. No such stlpula<
tion accompanies any acts passod
for the benefit of the master class.
Comrade Guthrie urged those- pre
sent to realise that there must bo
more labor representation every
where if the aim of the workers
Is ever to be realized. Comrades
Mclnnis and Neelands also spoke
briefly. Many took pnrt in. the
discussion which  followed.
Next Sunday the speaker will
be R. T. Kingsley, and a full house
Is expected. On Saturday a good
meeting was held at North Bur
naby whero a branch is being
On Thursday, June 2nd, a meeting will be held at Coquitlam, with
speakers from the city, and
hranch will be organized there. On
Saturday, May 28th, thc party will
hold a meeting of members to dis*
cuss party problems. Supper will
bo served' at 7 o'clock, followed
by ten-minute speeches and discussion, The subjects dealt with will
be Aims and Development of the
F. L. P., by Comrade Richardson;1
.Literature, Ita Distribution and
Propaganda Purposes; Thc Need
of Labor Representation on all
Legislative and Administrative
Bodies; What Should be the Atti^
tude of the F. L. P. Towards Mills'
tarlsm; Higher Ideals in Socialism.
All those attending are asked to
come prepared to take part in the
discussion. Ladles are asked to
bring donations, and the men
The Party Is also giving a
dance In Cotillion ^Hall on Friday, June 3rd. Keep that dote
Street  Railwayman  Help
The Vancouver Division of the
Street and Electric Railway em.
ployees has done good work for
the Federatlonist, and the committee appointed by lhat organization
has turned in the largest sum of;
any organization assisting. H. W.
Speed stands first, he having collected the sum of $107. The total'.
turned ln was $383. '
Deadlock In Strike
The situation ln the printers'
strike for the 44-hour week Is unchanged. There is a complete
deadlock. No conferences or meetings with the employers havp
been held during the past week,'
and the printers are standing pat.
Other Workers Are Still
Helping the
■ ,fToday, begins the ninth week of
Jhe criminal lockout imposed by
the miner-owners and government
jt Great Britain. The miners, although in many cases suffering
groat hardship, are standing firm.
.Shropshire minera are alleged to
h'ave gone back to work, but it is
doubtful 1* this refers to a full
crow and how long they will re-
RS Railway workers and transport
workers have gained their point
bf refusing to handle coal for
-utility purposes. The threat of a
national stoppage for dismissal of
men refusing to handle the coal
.brought about the desired results.
, This critical situation arises
from the Government's resolve to
Import Gei'man and other coul for
'whnt It calls public utility services.
I - Thc workers see that what tho
government la doing is replacing
coal that would have been provided by British minors wore thsy
not locked out. They, therefore,
hold  thc coal to be "tainted."
Tho absence of Britiah supplies
Ii due to the demand of the mine-
owners (who have been backed by
the Government) thot the wagea
bf the miners shall be reduced to
well below the pre-war level.
Shortage of coal must be mended, says labour, by granting the
miners' terms, not by importing
sweated coal from Germany.
The government is going to try
to get the miners and mlue.own
era to come to some agreement at
a conference to be held today.
The concerted move on the part
pf the employers to reduce wages
In all Induatiieg has r'esuHed ln
over three million workers being
out of employment. The unem
ploymcnt roll on flay 6 stood as
Miners (approximate) ....1,200,000
Other Workers  (official)   1,853,000
State of War Exists in
Miners' Strike
Total  ..: 3,053,308
In addition the Labour Exchanges estimate that 1,005,90S
men and women are on sho'it lime.
This work by Lenln In now on
sale nt The Federal Inn 1st office,
ami should he read by every worker. Ita treatment of working «*IhHh
tactics nlone ts worth the price,
tvliHi Is 25c per copy.
.Socialists Win
The Bolglan . Socialists mado
many gains In the municipal elections held in that country on April
the 24th, Out, of 162 towns and
villages, 125 have Socialist majorities. In others the Socialists
follow the other parties closely.
In Antwerp there were elected 15
Catholics, 13 Liberals and 14 Socialists. In Brussels 12 Catholics
were elected, while the Liberals
succeeded In electing 12 and the
Socialists nine, The proportional
system of voting was used.
Meetings in O.B.U. Hall
For the Coming Weelc
BUNDAY—Irish Self-Detcraiination League.
WEDNESDAY—Women's Auxiliary Social and Dance.
THURSDAY—Workers' Council and Plasterers'.Helpers,
FRIDAY—I. S. D. League dance.
SATURDAY—Dance 9 to 12.
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Families Are Driven Out
by Machine Gun
'(By Helen Augur, Federated Press
Staff Correspondent)
Williamson, W. Va., May 20—
The proclamation by Governor E.
F. Morgan, ordering martial law
over Mingo County late today,
strained taut the feeling here. No
incidents except the Issuance of a
Becond strike call by the United
Mine Workers have marked the
day, but behind the scenes there
Is a silent making of forces for
an instant renewal of the conflict,
Tho State Constabulary, numbering leaa than 100 are already
seen in Williamson and the neighborhood, but the proclamation is
assumed to Involve the lncreaae of
this force. Citizens slow to volunteer at the call of county officiate
are expected to respond to the
governor's call.
The proclamation declares a
state of war, insurrection and riot
to exist In Mingo County. It for.
bids public meetinga, parades and
olher demonstrations, the carrying of arms by any persons except
authorities and troops, and the
publishing of newapapers or circu-
lara reflecting against the State
govornment. It appoints Thomas
B. Davis, State Adjutant-General,
commanding officer of the mllltla.
The appointment of Davis la alg-'
l Con tinned on page 4)
Women's Auxiliary Will
Stage Last Social
of Season
'A whitt drive and dance will ba
held by tlie Women's Auxiliary ot
the O. B. U. on Wedneaday, June 1,
In the Pender Kail. Thla will be
the laat dance of the aeaaon to be
held by that organlutlon and a
rood time la guaranteed to all.
The whiat drive will be held at i
o'clock ihartf and all thoae not
there at that timo will not have tha
pleaauro of entering the came, «o
ba aura to (ft there on Ume.
Dancing will be In order from
• to lt. Tho admlaaion fee la .0
centa for gente. Ladiea are requeit -
ed to bring cake.
If you want aome aampla coplea
of thla paper for your neighbor!,
call around to the offlce and get
them. •
Men Sent from Vancouver to Prairies Return
One-cure for unemployment il
to ahlp the unemployed from a
place where there are no job!
to another where they ara Juit aa
acarce. By thia meane you keep
the unemployed on the Jump and
do not allow them to become a
nuisance. Thla method of dealing
with the unemployed ia evidently
being adopted all over the western
Does Not Promise to fUy
--. lease Russian
Hughes Does Not Assure
That Russia Will Be
(By Paul Hanna, Federated Preaa
Staff Corrnpondent, Washington Bureau)
Washington—An ultimatum to
Rusaia baa been luued through
the newspapers fey tho State Department It la that the United
Statea will nevor recognlie tho
Soviet government unless all
American prisoners ara first set
free In Ruaela.
Socretary Hughes does not aay
that Russia will aurely bo recognised after the prisoners are
treed. Russia muat take her
chances on that; Amerlca'a dignified attitudo la that all the alleged spies and counter-reVblutlon-
lats aent Into Rusaia by tha ..Wilaon administration must be turned loose aa a condition prior . to
"friendship" between the two
The State Department makes no
mention of Ruuian citlsens held
In the prisons of the United
States. It doea not promlae that
they, alao, will bs aet free if Russia sets the .American prisoner-
As reported In the Washington
press, "The number of Americans
now prisoners In Russia ii eitlm-
ated to be from 20 to JS. Reports to the State Department indicate that the condition of these
Americana Is distressing, that the]
have Insufficient food, are improp-
part of Canada.   Workera are be-   _.„ _
Ing ahlppcd  from  Vancouver   to|erly">lo"th-d'an'd"are' subjected".o
points ln Alberta and. gasket.he-1 other privations."
Ai i matter of fact and fre
General Workers Endorse
Proposal to Admit
At tlio regular meeting of tlie
O. 13. U. held on Wedneaday a communication from tho Workers'
Couritil calling on nil organizations
to open their books for tho unom
ployed workers was read. The secretary was instructed to write to
the Workers Council informing thftt
body that on a previous occasion
the proposal had been endorsed.
A communication from the Council of Action, representing thc
workers of Montreal, wsb received,
asking the orgnnl. atlon to forward
protests against tho deportation of
Patrick J. Reld, a returned soldier,
who ls being deported because of
his activities In the unemployed
demonstrations ln Montreal. Thc
secretary was Instructed to wire
the Minister of Immigration
conveying tho protest of tho members.
The committee appointed to arrange for meetings for Organizers
Hussell and Johns, reported thut
to dato no definite time of arrival
had been set, but that the committee would be Immediately informed as soon as tlio date wns
The question of n library was
again mootod nnd a special committeo appointed to proceed with
the plans laid down some time ago.
One dollar and fifty cents is the
cost for a six months subscription
to thc Federatlonist.
wan, and the Jobless are being
shipped from Calgary and other
parte of the prairie provinces to
tho coast. Thus the merry-go-
round Is kept going and the
slaves are enticed to an eldorado
that does not exist in the ever Increasing keener chase for the 11.
luslve Job.
A delegate to the Edmonton
Tradea and Labor Council, at a recent meeting pointed out that the
train which had arrived that day
from the coast had 200 men on
board from Vancouver.
This statement was made about
the time that several men who
had been shipped to the prairies
had returned to Vancouver
by the side entrance pullman
route from Calga«y and other
points in Alberta. . Theso
men reported that there were
numbers of men, shipped by the
Vancouver Relief department and
the governmont labor bureaus ln
Vancouver, hanging around Calgary broke, and waiting favorable
opportunity of stealing a ride
back. Good men are being of-
ferod f_G per month. One of the
returned wanderers and Jobless
slaves stated that If you are a
good man you can get that much
money by working a month on a
farm. But he pointed out that If
you were a good all round man It
meant all round the clock. It
will be remembered that Relief
Officer Irelnnd and Mr. J. H. McVoty of the government labor
bureaus have denied that men are
being sent to places whe-frv there
Is no work. Possibly thoy can
explain how It Is that men that
have been sent from the Institutions that they represent could not
get work when they arrived at
their destination.
6lx men nrrived bnck last week
and stated that there aro hundreds
of men thnt nre seeking an opportunity to come back to tho coast
by tho side entrsneo pullmans,
and thnt tfrcre Is no work to be
obtained between Vancouver and
Letters received from Regina
nnd Bnskntoon give conditions as
nbou^tho same, farmers nre expecting men to work for their
bonrd, and men shipped from here
are hnnrfng uround the place
which thJV arrive at, nnd most
often, Instoad^of finding a mnster,
art- met by tho chief of police and
gently but firmly ordered to leave
With conditions ns outlined by
thoso that hnve travelled far, and
found nothing but unemployment
facing them in tho summer
months, tho coming winter would
appear to bo a very bleak prospect so fur ns work Is concerned.
Meantime the slnve keeps up his
eternal cry for work nnd lives on
hope nnd an occasional handout
of coffee-nnd. Such Is the democracy thnt millions of men laid
down their lives for. Some dny,
some where, some slaves may get
next to themselves, nnd lf they
ever do then there will be something doing.
quent confession, the State Department does not know how many
Americans are held In Ruuia. Ita
moat complete information concerns Mn. Marguerite Harrison
and a man named Kalamatlano,
both of whom ara accused of being paid agents of the American
government and Implicated in
counter-revolutionary movements
or espionage. The cue of Captain Kilpatrick, once a belligerent
agalnit the Soviet government on
the Baltic front and later a Red
Cross agent In support of General
Wrangel In the Crimea, ia also
known to the State Department.
As for the privations suffered by
the American prisoners, ever>*one
In Russia suffers from privations,
thanks to the American blockado
and other causes. The State Department has been frequently and
reliably informed that the American prisoners are not confined in
(Continued on pago 4)
Southern Negroes Compelled to Wor£ With-
out Wages
Washington—Rapid spread ol
"voluntary" peonage ln the cotton
and sugar and tobacco regions of
tho South Is reported by agents of
flnanclal houses who have returned
from a tour of the Gulf and lower
Mississippi valley regions. Negro
labor ls declared to be reduced to
a condition In which no wages are
even promised, but work Is exacted for a weekly ration of corn-
meal, beans, sugar and pork.
One consequence of this returr.
to serfdom, which the plan ten
have effected by moans of the K.
Klux terrorism on the one hane
and the collapse of the cottor
market on the other, la a growlni
unrest among the negro population. Killings by the whites anl
burnings of property by the negroes are Increasing, although
scant publication is given these occurrences.
The Federal loi list lias published
Left Wing" Communism, an Infant llo disorder, by Nikolai Lenln
This work should be rend by even
worker, as It deals extensively with
working clnss tactlcH. Price: Single
copies, 25c; orders of ten or mora
copies, 20c each, postage paid.
The Scottish Trnde Union Congress has voted to affiliate with the
Third International.
Wednesday, June 1st, 1921
Admission:   Oents SOc. ladies to Take Oake.
Whist, 8 to 10.   Dancing, 9 to 12.
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natty of Labor: Tbe Hope of tbe World
..May S7, 1921
IT may be possible that there are a
number of people who still believe the
stories given out by the ruling class during the great war to save democracy,
which were to the effect that it was a war
to end war. But while
HOW THEV these simple minded indi-
PLAN viduals are living in a state
FOR WAR   of illusion, those who are
th.e prime movers in bringing about wars and never flght, are preparing for the eventuality of another and
more deadly combat in the future. In the
United States there is an organization
named the Chemical Warfare Servioe.
That it is supported by the military and
naval services is evidenced by the faot
that at a recent dinner which this organization gave, members of those foreee
were present in numbers. Of course there
were no members of the rank and file of
these services, but there were plenty of
the directors and officers of some importance.
* * »
General Fries, who was present, stated:
''The battlefield of the future will never
be free from gas."  He also stated:
"We will keep in condition a plant
that in time of war will produce
masks as fast as the men can be mobilized, and in addition keep them
equipped in the field.   We will keep
in readiness plants for the manufacture of gasses and for the filling of
gas shells, bombs and other containers on the scale to meet any war."
We  suppose that this   includes   the
.lass war.   This sounds rather nice, particularly when it is remembered that none
of those present at the feed such as workers never see, will ever bei called on to do
the fighting, but, as in the late war, will
be connected to those branohes of warfare which are carried on outside the
range of gas and shell, and usually arc
connected with headuarqters staff  and
it was distinctly  understood  that  the
headquarters of either side were safe from
* *        *
Brigadier-General William Mitchell, assistant to the chief of the Air Service,
amongst other succinct remarks, ln referring to the vulnerability of New York,
"If an enemy were able to get one
aeroplane over the elty once in eight
days so as to drop two tons of tear
gas, it would be necessary for every
person in an area of 100 square miles
to wear gas masks continuously. If
one bombardment squadron, he said,
were able to force its way over tho
New Tork area onee in eight days, it
would be possible to drop 70 tons of
mustard gas, which then would make
it necessary for the entire populace to
take further steps to protect itself
against that gas. Only two bombing
squadrons would have to pass over
the New York area once every eight
days to drop 200 tons of phosgene,
which would make the entire city untenantable."
* » *
Frank W. Mondell, Congressman of
Wyoming, and Republican leader of the
floor, stated:
"The development of a new weapon
in warfare must not be disregarded.
If other nations should pretend to
abandon the use of gas in war, he
ventured the assertion that it would
be because they are afraid of our
prowess in that direction.
Other nations are naturally watching
the progress that the  United  States _ is
making in the perfection of death-dealing
instruments of warfare and keeping pace
with them. Great Britain is no laggard in
this matter.   But in the event of another
great war to once again save the  commercial interests of any particular nation, who will do the fighting—those who
sit and scheme and prepare for it, and
make profits out of their schemes,  or
members of the working claas, who ln
times of peaee are everlastingly on the
verge of starvation.
Capitalistic .history proves, that at all
times, under'' the present system, the
slaves have done the fighting. They have
produced tlie munitions of war and been
slaughtered by them. British workers
along with French workers made the munitions during the last war and used
them against.the Germans. The German
workers produced the slaughtering agencies and used them againat the British
and French. It has been the same in all
capitalistic wars. But in no case has the
position of the workers been enhanced by
their efforts. Death and misery have been
their lot. They have never been consulted. They are mobilized and driven to
the slaughter in the interests of their
masters. In fact, were it not for them,
the wars could-not be carried on. It is
their efforts that make them possible.
* # *
With full stomachs, the members of the
ruling class, in the coolest possible manner, discuss the making of those things
which, if put into use, will destroy millions of slaves, who for the greater part
of their lives are hungry and seeking a
master. Genoral Fries stated that " ' We'
will keep in condition a plant that in time
of war will, etc, etc." But they will not
The "we" that will do it is the working
elass. The "we" that will do tho fighting
will be the workers.  The "we" that will
do the dying and suffering will br,	
ers. The "we" that will produc .a^e
munitions will be those workers who •.
ruling class, by force if necessary, will
compel to work in times of war and remain idle in times of peace. Such is our
present day civilization, and yet we have
slaves who can remain imbued with an
idea that they are citizens of a free country and living under the best possible
state of civilization. Ye gods, it is to
MRS. Bmmellne Pankhurst, erstwhile
advocate of women rights, and
anything else that would bring grist to
the mill, was speaking on Wednesday
night at the Hotel Vancouver on the
question of the social
EMMELINE evil.   She   could   not
AND VENEREAL have chosen a better
DISEASES place to speak, provid
ing her audience was
composed of those who have the price to
patronize that mecea of the ruling class
in Vancouver. She olaimed that venereal
diseases were the outcome of the unequal
moral standard, and inferred that if the
moral standard which the women had
bcen compelled to adopt had been the
standard of the men. then these diseases
would not exist. All of whloh proves
nothing, but that, as usual, Bmmellne is
wordy and very unwise, or wilfully blind
to the evils of the present system.
*        .» *
Woman has been compelled to aecept
her standard of morals beoause of the faet
that under the present system of society
she is the property of the male. JThe ae-
curing of the succession of property to the
children of the father was essential under
a system based on private property, and
for that reason woman Jias been compelled to be classed in the same category
as a city lot or a factory or money. She
has been and is under capitalism the
property of the male.
Venereal diseases are the outcome of
social conditions just as are moral concepts. Today we find on every hand that
woman is denied the right to mate with
the man of her choice because of the material conditions that surround her. The
male, due to the uncertainty of securing
a living, is afraid to take a wife. He. is
human, and has a sexual side to his makeup, hence there is a demand for women of
easy virtue. On the other hand women
are faced by the same economic conditions
as the men. They are compelled in many
cases in order to earn a living to sell their
sex favors. This applies to that section
of the community that does the producing
of the wealth of tha world.
9 * 9
But there is another side. There is another olass in society. That class neither
toils or spins and their main diversion
seems to be in seducing one another's
wives and filling in the rest of their time
amongst the denizens of the underworld
who have been forced there by the very
system that gives the idle class its wealth,
women who, while toiling and producing
profits for a master olaas, have been compelled to add to their Income by selling
their bodies to the highest bidder. One
need go no further than the daily press
to see the moral concepts of the ruling
class. The members of that class are idle;
they become degenerate becauae of that
idleness and the desire to amuse themselves. Such instances as the _ Stillman
case gives a great deal of illumination of
the lives they lead, which are immoral and
degenerate. The working class is so far
above the moral standard of the ruling
elass that there is no possibility of comparison.
9 9 9
So. long as capitalism exists we shall
have a degenerate and diseased ruling
class. Under wage slavery the women of
the working class will be compelled to sell
their bodies for bread. Male wage workers will be compelled to refrain from
taking wives because of the faet that the
uncertainty of securing a living for one,
without assuming the care of a family, is
too great. While the property relations
exist as they do today, women will be the
property of the males, and only by the
abolition of the present system can
venereal diseases and their causes be
wiped out. Soviet Russia does not today
know what prostitution is; H only remains for the so-called cultured nations to
tolerate the idea of their womenfolks being compelled to sell their bodies for the
necessities of life. Our advice to Bmme-
line is to join forces with her daughter,
who is now in goal for advocating the
abolition of that system, and she will do
more to bang about the elimination of the
social evil than she ever could by talking
to any audienoe that ever gatheord in the
Hotel Vancouver.
THE Vancouver Sun, in its infinite wisdom, suggests that the government
Bhould take care of the organization of
production and distribution of farm products. The reason for this suggested
course of action aa
A QUESTION given by the Sun ia
OF nothing new in times
PRODUCTION     when trade is dull and
slaves are jobless; it is
as old as the hills, and only once again
shows that slaves are hungry while food
is rotting beeause there is no market for
it.   The Sun's comments are as follows:
"At present in British Columbia
potatoes are a drug on the market,
onions are rotting in cellars, breeders
in the upper eountry are complaining
that the price of beef has fallen so low
as to make cattle raising not only unprofitable but next thing to impossible."
At the same time it is pointed out in the
following passage that this situation is not
confined to British Columbia:   <
"This condition is not peculiar to
British Columbia. In California,
Oranges and lemons are rotting because the prioe offered is not high
enough to pay transportation costs."
9 '9 9
The Sun also points out that thia prov
ince imports great quantities of foodstuffs. But may we also point eut that the
United States also imports great quantities of foodstuffs, while the produce of the
country rots because of the fact that there
is no market for it. From authoritative
sources we learn that during the first
eight months of the year 1920 the .imports of farm products into that country
equalled the exports, and the reason for
this was that European and Asiatic' producers could lay down their produce in
that eountry cheaper than could'ttie
farmers that were on the ground, thus,
onoe again conclusively proving that all
commodities are produced not for a local,
but for a world market, and those that
ean produce cheapest will of necessity
capture it.
9 9 9
A point that is not labored by the Sun
is, however, found in the fact that while
food is rotting, the workers of this province are going hungry, going hungry because of the fact that the product of their
labor cannot be sold. Farmers in the
United States as well as British Columbia
are suffering because of the foreign competition. They cannot produce as cheaply
as their competition and as a result are
unable to realize on the product of their
labor. The oity worker is even in a worse
position. He cannot produce hit own
foodstuffs, although he tries on a backyard lot to produoe some of the things he
must have in order to live. The farmers
and the industrial workers are in want because they have produced more than the
market will absorb.
9.9 9
Human wants cannot and never will be
supplied by a system of produotlon for
proflt. Human needs are the last things
that are considered under the present system. It cannot be otherwise. Profits oan
only be secured by the exploitation of the
workers at the point of production. This
can only be done while labor power it. a
commodity, a commodity to be sold at Its
value wliich is determined by the amount
of necessities of life necessary to its production. The 'surplus value whieh that
labor power when applied to the natural
resouroes and the means of produetion
creates, gradually accumulates until the
wheels of production are stopped, as the
market is filled to overflowing, and there
is no need for any more commodities.
When that situation develops the price of
commodities, including labor power, potatoes or any other commodity, must come
down owing to the fierce competition that
rages. The farmer gets it in the neck as
well as the city workers. We would atk
if the government can regulate the production of farm products why it cannot
undertake the regulation of the production of the commodity labor power,1 and
then everything would be lovely. Perhaps
the Sun will invent some method ot,preserving the commodity labor power •wiring the period it it not needed, but We
doubt if all the wisdom of all ruling:iplass
apologists oan work In opposition to the
econmic laws of the tystem under whieh
we live. Those laws compel the cessation
ot production when the market is overstocked. Meantime the farmer will wai. t
for things produced by the oity worker,
and the industrial proletarians will starve
to death while food it rotting and being
deitroyed, because of the faet that they
live under a tystem that takes no commence of the needs of the people; and
commodities, inoluding slaves, are produced for profit, and nothing else counts.
Both farmers and city workers may
squirm under the pressure that capitalism
places on them, but the fact remains that
their squealing will avail them nothing;
only the end of capitalism can bring to
them the hope of plenty and security of
life and happiness. The mission the workers have before them is a big one, but it
is worth while, and whether they desire
it or not, they must go on with the job
or starve to death.
Mexico and the Imperialists
(By Arthur Thomson)
r'Hfl Imperialists are far from
satlslled with the way
thlnga are going In Mexico.
Secretary Fall, as uaual, la on the
warpath, and the two Imperialist
organisations, the National Association for the Proteotlon of
American Rights In Mexico and
tho American Society of Mexico,
are sending out .their insidious propaganda.
The Imperialists demand that
Mexico must sign on the dotted
line. If Mexico refuses, no recognition can be forthcoming and the
Intervention drives are to begin
again. Buch Is the imperialist
President Obregon has already
said that Mexico Is not looking for
recognition at the price of selling
out to the oil Imperialists or of
signing oh the dotted line. "Mexico doea not need treaties to
make her aot decently."
Seoretary Fall seema to be using hla oSlce as Secretary of tha
Interior aa a meana of furthering
tha interventionists' oause. Not
being able to deal dlreotly with
the Mexican situation, ha haa taken to writing letters to Senators
and making publie atatementa
whloh oan only be interpreted as
Imperialist propaganda.
In a letter made publie recently
Fall lays down certain condltlona
preliminary to recognition of the
Mexican government, which condltlona are alao aubaeribed to by
the propaganda organisations of
tha oU and other Imperialists, and
whloh If they don't get, meana a
demand for intervention.
The third, fourth and flfth
polnta an the most Important in
tha Fall letter, which follow:
"Third—That Artlole IT, or any
deoree or law issued or enacted
thereunder, ahould not apply to
deprive American citlsens of their
property rights theretofore legally acquired; that clauaea with reference to the teaching of schools
by ministers of the gospel; to the
preaching of Christianity by Americans, and like clauses ahould not
be enforced agalnat American
"Fourth—Agreements for tha
proteotlon of American cltlzena
and their property rights ln Mexico in the future.
"Fifth—That the agreement as
arrived at ahall be written down
In the form of a protocol or preliminary agreement, with the express declaration that same shall
be embodied ln a formal treaty
between the two countriea soaoon
aa a Mexican government la recognised."
'1 regard suoh an agreement aa
absolutely easentlal aa a prere.
qulsite te recognition, particularly
for the reason that it will atop
Mexloo from appealing to Latin
America ahould any queatlon of
'dlapute thereafter arise between
thla government and Mexico."
there la your Imperial iat politician
for you! Tie Mexico hand and
foot so ahe oannot protest and appeal to her frleflds when ehe la
'being plundered by the oil and
other exploiters with the oo-opera-
tlon of the U. S. Government!
Fall baa a strange way of mixing religion and property rights.
He'la merely using religion to cover up hla tracks and to try and
gain sympathy and support from
tha churches, which, however, he
doea net seem to hava reoelved.
The Aesoclate Secretary of tho
American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions, saya: "So
far aa I have been able to ascertain our missionaries ln Mexico do
f not suffer any disabilities or per-
seoutlon In Mexico either from the
government or from non-governmental sources."
The American Association of
Mexico, I'll Park Avenue, New
Tork City, twin brother to the Association for the Protection of
American Rights ln Mexico, demands among the thlnga demanded by Fall "tha removal of all
other governmental restrictions
on legitimate' American enterprise." If Mexico were to agree
to this it would mean delivering
the -country and Its labor and resouroes tied and bound to American imperialists, supported by the
U. S. government.
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After all the advice that hat been given
in Vancouver about developing- our
natural resources during the past week,
will some one tell us what to do with the
commodities that have been produced, and
for which there is no market!
Very recently we had occasion to make
some references to the faet that the Alberta Labor Newa and the Communist,
published we know not where, had found
something in common. In doing so we
stated that we did not think that the
Communist represented the Third International. The Alberta Labor News in reply doubts if the Federatlonist would.be
endorsed by the Third InternationH, and
makes many other atatementa just as
vague and meaningless, but the following
needs tome little comment:
"As we said in the beginning, the
Labor Newt doei not know—and certainly does not care—whether or hot
The Communist it a bona fide organ
of the Third International. But Ht
does seem at any rate tot be somewhat
consistently advocating the polioy of
Moscow, while the B. C. Federationitt
in tho past few yean hat run the
gamut from Syndicalism to " Scion*
tific" Socialism with all the varf*
tions. But of course the B. C. paper
hai the aame retort for The Communist as it haa for everybody elt*
who does not agree with its peculiar
views. If you do not agree with the
Federationist you needs must be "ignorant of the forces that are operating in society."
When the Alberta Labor News stftes
we have ever supported syndicalism, it
lies. We ean, however, take the position
that for a considerable time the Federationist has been of the Marxian school,
and on every working clasa issue its policy
has been dictated to by an understanding
of the materialistic conception of history
and Marxian economics. The Alberta
Labor News, however, has been dictated
to by its masters, the American Federation of Labor and the ruling class which
that organization serves. Once again let
us repeat that if the Communist and the
Alberta Labor News have anything in
oommon, then the Communist cannot be
the mouthpiece of the Third International.
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Dssea luap aa aale, lassie at Uatag.
Colin Lovely, Oeaeial msiatat.   ourlas _, Belae, OaaenI Beo.-Tms.
Freeh Oat H-tract, Pnaeial Designs, Wedding Bouquets, Fot Planta
OaiOHtal aad Shade Treat, Seeds, Bulbs, Florists' Suadrles
Brown Bros. & Co. Ltd.
iLOBUti axd Hnnmrar
M Hastinp Street Baal 7M OranviD* Street
The JLTj Loggers' Boot
OaarantMl ta Hold Chalks and An Thoroughly Watertight
MacLachlan-Taylor Co.
Suocetaors to H. VOS * SON
Next Door to Loners' Ball
IS RepaJ_aDoB.ir_dl.Ton Walt
Easy Shaving -
Oillette or Auto Strop Safety Baton make the daily
Shave easier.
We have a splendid line of both makes in many designs,
priced from $5.00 to 9T.50 each.
Sporting flood* Stan
Good for Health Improves the Appetite
Everyone knows that cheap gooda Mn only be prooured
by using cheap materials and employing oheap labor.
b produced from the highest grade materials procurable
—Cascade is a UNION produce from start to finish.
Some tlm. ago we had occasion
to make some pertinent remarks
upon the glowing description in
th* Vancouver Sun of the palatial
mansion to he erected by a certain
Lumbar Baron, and laat week the
atatement waa made In the Coaat
notes that ..the Provincial Police
had so far failed to obtain particulars about this death by Indus-
trial accident of one of the "men
who made the afore-mentioned
palatial residences possible. This
report gives a copy of all correspondence carried on relative to the
accident between th* two police
offices ooncerned. In oae part of
the correspondence, then Is given
a list Of the worldly afreets ot our
deceased fellow worker and upon
comparing thl* Hat with th* glowing eulogy of the boas'* mansion
with Ita glorification of th* vulgar
display of wealth, Whieh occupied
the front page of the Dally Sun a
ahort time ago, on* la vividly impressed, and forced to realise that
the gulf between rioh and poor is
Inoreastng in width ovary day.
The Itemised list of the effects of
this poor wage slave, who had sacrificed hla life upon Capitalism's
greedy altar, barely took up one
sheet of writing paper, while the
eulogy of the lumber baron's vulgar show of wealth took up nearly half a column of tha front page
of a daily paper, whtch demonstrates the truth of the statement
that the poverty of the many arises out of the afflUence of the few.
In order that some other lumber baron may be enabled to build
a mansion on Shaughnessy Heights
there Is another outfit, which goes
by the name of the Timberland
Development Co., whioh Is endeavoring to prevent the light of
knowledge entering the dark recesses ot Its slaves' brain* According to a report handed In by
a member from this camp, which
la - situated near Ladysmlth, of
Vancouver Island strike fame, the
moji wanted to get the "Fed,'^ibut
were told that any man who was
caiight reading the "Fed" would
bo fired; however, "we won the
war," so we should worry.
Since last week another camp at
Ocean Falls has held a meeting
and elected a delegate, which is
putting another notch in the gun
of the Ocean Falls membership,
there being .almost a hundred per
cent; organization ln that locality,
and lf the other camps would only
follow th* example of the camps
at Ocean Falls, there would be
aome chance of obtaining tolerable
Report* received from other districts show a remarkable apathy
and a general desire to work at
cross purposes. There la a general tendency among soma lumber
workers to criticise and destroy,
and a laok of constructive ideas
IN th* Pari* fiaaaeJai and economic   paper   I/Information,
- w* attet with aa extremely
whioh would lead one to th* eo*- Instruetive reverberation of recent
V-» Lem Trotsky la Soviet Russia) tparticularly   thee*   et   the   Paria
The Provisioned
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Slater'a Sliced Streaky Baton,
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Slater'a Silted Streaky Bacon,
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Slater'a   Sliced   Boneleaa  BoU,
Ib.    400
Boast Lay of Fork, lb. ...~_
Shamrock Cooked Ham, Ib.	
Sliced Jellied Tongue, lb.	
Sliced Ham Usf, Ib.       ,,,
Sliced Veal Loaf, Ib	
Fineit Welnera, lb. .,,
Finest Bologna, lb. —..——
_ 75 c
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Fresh Meat Dept.
Qoalltr Pot Boaita, from, lb 1IV.0
Qiallty Oven Routs, frost lb lie
Quality Bolliag Baal from.
_ lb. uy,o
Quality   Stew   But.   boaelass,
from, Ib   lie
Oer Fatness Mid dl. Oata ef Fork,
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Speeial,   Ib.       38c
Fare Bealarel Beat ral, Ib. ...15c
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DsllTers* oaly with otter rood!.
Faro Strawberry Jam, pet ap by tha
Imeraaa Jam  people.    Bet- arise
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Flaeet Sweet Cora, por tia «__.... lie
Flnaat Peaa, par tia   lie
Orlaeo, per tin -  Mo
Shaker Salt, per pkg. .
Fineat Frunee, 8 lba. *
Finest Grace Peaa, 4 lba. far	
Ashcroft Baeaa, 4 lba. fee ,.
Marmalade, No. I tlna :	
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Nabob Bikini Powdor.    tea. 10c
tin.   Rneeial. 9 for 400
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Toilet Paper, 3 for .
Fry's Cooes, 0 tat _	
Del Monto Fears, per tia SOC
Del Monte Peaches, par tls 800
Del Monte Apricots, per tia SOo
3-lb. tlna Oriaao - ,,.       — Wc
Cornmoai, Mb sack 300
Rolled Oata, lib aack .5c
noiieu vaM, o-iu .
Pork and Beane, A tor .
Sardines, t for	
Potted Meata, 8 for .
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110 Oraaville Street Sey. IM
SM0 Mala Stnet Fair. 1111
Wert Sal Market (Oer. DeWe sal
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Out-., town ordera nt onr
apeolal attention. Don't be afraid
to aand yonr orden. Jut lira
na a trial.
elusion that tha "Labor Spy" has
not confined hi* activities t* the
United Bute*, beoause th* argu
meata raised by *ome of these gentry ar* identical with th* argu
ment* quoted In th* pamphlet ef
event* in Kronstadt. This organ
la a particularly complete and dl.
rectj expression of French and international Snanclal capital. Kronstadt event* found their reflection
neither in lta political articles ner
that name, which appeared In thd- *n  any  particular  "alogan,"   but
New Republic whether these Individuals ara noting aa thsy are,
fer a price, ia problematical, if
they are hot then they are scabbing on those who are, for-they
an doing thalr beat to divide the
workera at a time when unity ia
mere necessary than ever before.
At the regular propaganda meeting held on Sunday laat, the Lumber Workers had a ahort discussion on the coming "Third Internationale'' Conference of -Trade
and Industrial Unions, and during
tbe discussion th* necessity of coordinating tha *florts of the opposing factions, of the progressive
working, olaaa movement wa*
mad* apparent. The necessity of
thla co-ordination must be appar.
ent to all mrtnbera of ths working
olaes who are working In the Interests of the workers and any
member of the working class who
usee his efforts to keep the work-
era divided at this time ls serving
the interests of the ruling class.
A committee repreientlng the
various campa at Yahk, waited on
tha manager, as previously arranged, and presented a petition signed
by the membera of the respective,
camps asking the manager to aupply blankets and abolish the double
tier bunks. The manager'called a
mooting of the foremen of tha
various camps, after which the
general foreman Informed the men
that the company, could not see
Ita way clear at this time to furnish blanket*). The committee
went to their respective camps
and called a meeting to discuss
fhe proposition, and It was generally agreed that a strike or walkout at this tune would avail them
nothing, as a good number of the
men were broke, and the remain-,
der were tied up with contracts.
The organizing work done by the
workers at Yahk should from ah
educational point of view be understood and appraised by all
members of the organization.
Report of District Organizer.
After arriving in Cranbrook the
above organizer left for the camps
adjacent to Yahk; the flrst camp
to be called at was Johnson'!
camp.   A meeting was called by
•Imply In the sober reports of the
firmness of th* Bourse and Its operations. , In the March 8 number we Snd a communication from
Brussels, dated Maroh 6. Thla
communication we Quote literally:
"Tha. reports of great unrest In
Russia, -Which are not yet, we admit, substantiated, tell of opposition to the dictatorship of the So
*ieta, and exerclae a strong influence In raising tha tone of - tha
market. It Is clear to all what
may be the consequences of a fall
of the Soviet power In Russia to
lhe rest ot the world, There
might be expected following it, a
restoration ot the old Tsarist Empire, of a sensible reorganization,
suitable to tho needa of the postwar period. This would mean t
new hope of the rebirth of many
Belgian Industrial enterprises ln
Russia, and simultaneously a direct blow against Bolshevik Intrigues In Belgium and abroad generally."
-, It appears, then, that the Brussels Bourse was very little Inter-
ested ln what were the differences
between the slogana of the Social
Revolutionist Petrltahenko and the
alms of General Koslovsky, or the
historic philosophy of the Menshe.
vlk Dan. The Bourse is clever
enough to understand that these
little 'nuances and rhetorical adornments are not after all of primary Importance. The Bourse understands perfectly that ln Russia
there Is a possibility of either one
Sf two orders of things: either
there will bo a dictatorship of Soviets under the leadership of the
Communist Party—the only historical party capable ot leading the
Revolution—or ther* will be a dictatorship of. Fronch, Belgian, and
other capital, through the mediation of the Russian counter revolutionary agents, Petiitshenko,
Dan, Kozlovsky, Chernov, Mak-
hno, are only cogs ln the mechanism that hi* been bunt to tear
the power from the proletarian
dictatorship and. hand lt over to
Imperialism. In the March 8 number of the samo paper L'lnforma-
flon, we meet with a bulletin of the
.Ptarla Bourse, dated March 8. The
flrst'atatement lt makes i_ that tho
'Bour_e has recently been passing
Friday, 10th, the delegate at Camp!
14 called a meeting.   The Import-
erature and the good and welfare'
of the organisation waa discussed,1
questions were called for and an-i
swered; the oamp delegate sold)
som* stamps atter the meeting.
The undersigned left the next!
morning for Camps 15 and 11. A:
meeting was held at Camp 11 oh
Friday night A meeting was
held at Camp IS on the workers'
international holiday, May 1st
There were no delegates in either
of these camps. Some new members were signed up and arranger
ments were made to have a delegate ln one of these camps. Conditions could be a whole lot better.
The next place to be callod at
wa* the camp of the B. C. Spruce
out from Wattaburg. It appears
that several officials of this company, made the camps on the same
day as the undersigned. Now as
the oamps - are about 6000 feet
above sea level naturally there
wa* an abundance of snow about,
so one needed plenty of blankets,
and tt bo happened that when I
asked for blankets one of these
"hunters" wanted to know what
Job I wanted, or if I Intended to
go to work? Of course he was
told that work wa* the object ot.
my coming to camp, for if he was
told anything else the chance*
were that nothing could have
been done in the way of organizing, and 15 miles moro or less Is
quite a hike to make for nothing.
The officials above mentioned remained in camp two days. Becoming restless on the night of
the second day I made the rounds
of the different bunk houses explaining the alma of the union,
etc, and managed to get two new
members and aome dues. The
wages are so low and the houra ao
long that as one member put It,
"this Is a three day camp"; many
workers would have Joined but for
lack of funds.
On leaving Wattaburg, the undersigned went to Cranbrook. The
great trouble in this district Is
the dearth of camp delegates. Now
since the camp delegates are the
advance guarda of the movement,
It la Important that all class wise
workers make It a point when on
the Job to write In for credentials
when there are not enough fhemi
bers In camp to call a meetlni
and have a delegate elected, in thi
usual manner. Yours for solidl
NUMBER 4077.
the camp delegate;   a talk   was^   _ ..
made and some literature waa die- Ithrough "its customary dcmoral-
posed of. The members In this -!*n'!pn" (inactivity, weakness, las-
camp were onto their Job, as tho !>Uude), but ls beginning to be-
phraee has It ,c"m4 active again, thanks above
At noon on the following day, '*■' '™ the "favirable reports" ot
great disturbances alleged to be In
progress In Russia, and menacing
ance ot reading working class Ilt-: &"16: rule of tho Bolsheviki.    "All
quarters on the Exchange have
utilized thla new stimulus more or
tytsa. The greatest attention waa
-turned, however, to a certain
groyp .of Russian stocks, for reasons that are constantly becoming
more and more tangible." The
course of quotations of Russian se.
curltles on the Pari* Exchange Is
being favorably stimulated.
\ The language ot these lines is
far more clear, precise, convincing, serious, than those slogans
that were' devised by the Reval
Social Revolutionists, the Berlin
Menshoviki (Martov and Abram-
ovich), and their allies, the Mak-
hno anarchists. Makhno demands
(or rather demanded) free popular Soviets; Martov and Dan demanded Independent trade uniona
and an extensive dilution of the
dictatorship — Petritahenko wanta
to have Soviets without Communists. Chernov puts the Constituent Assembly In the foreground.
General Kozlovsky opons his
mouth to speak not so much of
monarchy as to offer his services
for u general shooting up of the
Bolsheviki. Mtlyukov also Is Interested, In hls Paris paper (Pour
lo Ilussle., In the same catchwords tbat were set up by Petritahenko and Dan, but is biding his
(imo and is collecting (somewhat
too late however) millions to support the rebels, among Russian
capitalists and financiers In foreign countries. Meanwhile the
European Bourse, pencil ln hand,
calmly records: "The Menshoviki
active In Petrograd—quotation of
Putilov ahares rises ten francs,
"Chernov promises a Constituent
Assembly—let's add Ave -franca
more." "Artillery In Kronstadt
thunders its support of tho Soviets
against the Communists; the capitalists consequently will get hack
their works and mines in tho Don
ets—quotations must rise twenty or
thirty francs more."
If one would gather tha bulletins of European flnanclal capital,
Bourse, for the month* et February and Maroh, and would plot th*
movement of Russian securities in
graph*, ona would com* preolsely
te th* conclusion that th* White
Ouard and Manshevlk and Sooial
Revolutionary alogane wer* all
quoted at practically the aame ra.
ther low value. But no sooner
do these slogans appear again
combination with artillery tl
their price at one* rises quit* high.
Th* counter-revolutionary liar*,
the Social revolutionary babblers,
the slick Msnshevlk rascals and
anarchist gallows blrda an all
car yring opt th* aame historic role,
consciously or unconsciously,
through Intelligence or stupidity;
they advance and aid all efforta to
re-erect the unlimited rule of the
bandits of world Imperialism over
the workera and all natural resources. The economlo, political,
national Independence of Russia ls
possible only under the dictatorship
of tho Soviet*. Th* baokbon* of
this dictatorship la the Communlit
Party. Thare la no other aad can
be no other.
Do you wtah to break this backbone, gentlemen of the Sooial revolutionist aad Menshevlk groups?
You have net gained by th* experience of four yeara of revolution? Try ft. We ara ready to
complete your education.
Another Local Has Been
Launched  in
. At. the regular meeting of the
Canadian National Union of Ex-
Servlce men, held In the Loggers'
Hall, Vancouver, on Wednesday
evening, the action of tbe Dominion authorities in arresting and
deporting ex-service men and citizens are criminals when expressing themselves against tha. deplorable conditions existing throughout
the country, waa condemned. The
members expressed themselves
very forcibly against the machinations of the government and en.
dorsed the following resolution,
which was wired to the Prime Minister:
We, ex-service men of Vancouver, strongly protest against the
deportation of Patrick Reld, returned soldier of Montreal. We
understand that Reed's only crime
waa that of leading an unemployed parade. Thts man was sentenced to three months' Imprisonment and deportation. We insist
that you uae your influence to havo
the deportation order cancelled."
Secretary C. N. U. X.
Another looal of the C. N. U. X;
has been Organised at Edmonton,
Alta. The flrst meeting wa* held
laat Sunday and prospects are
bright for a big organization.
Athens, May Ird—On May 1st
the Communist Party of Greece
and the Trade Unions demonstrated In favor of the resumption of
relations with Soviot Russia, Since
the conclusion of the Anglo-Russian Treaty the government seem*
nol; to be unfavorably disposed to
negotiations as It hopes in this
wny to obtain grain.
San Francisco.—Demand that
Chinese be admitted to the Hawaiian islands as plantation workors to compete with Japanese will
be made by tho Hawaiian Com-
mission, Tho members of the commission declared that the Japanese
so control the labor situation In the
Islands that when they strike, as
they did a year ago, the island* are
virtually brought face to faco with
Sydney Mines.—Numerically tho
Scotia Railway strikors are lost In
the crowd of Idle steel workers and
minera, and although those men,
about thirty all told, members of
the Trainmen's Brotherhood, are
out six months, there Is no visible
sign Of a settlement or surrender
on either the part of tho company
or the trainmen.
"Iswcstla" reports that tha re
preaentatlve of the Czecko-Blovak
Economic Commission tn Georgia
offered the Georgian Commissariat
for Foreign Trado agricultural machinery, manufactured articles,
paper and groceries under the
guarantee that these goods wouid
bo delivered within a month.
Tht bost Boot on tho market todty only sorts $15 fcr *
10-in. top maia to your meaenre from the Bost Chrome
ar Oil Tta Stoek procurable.
Send or bring yout repairs her*. We gutranteo yon
better work and better material.
The "New Method" Shoe Making
and Repairing Co.
AU O.B.U. Help — Just a Itey Off Hastings — Phon* Sal. SS1T
(Continued from page 1)
rled In the dallies and which wu
agalnat the members ot the earn*
organisation wh* were on' atrlke.
In closing, he atated that the
world would never b* handed aver
to th* workers by brotherhood, and
there waa only one thing for the
workers to do, and that waa to understand the syatem under which
they lived and whan tba time earn*
they would then be able to secure
their own emancipation.	
We make Ladies' Otrmenti
Bight Here in Vtneonver
—tba equal In atyle and smartness of any offered In Canada.
Sails, Brains, Ooats, tto—tta
latest atylaa—the saurtsat models—ta
all Ike aaw s-edae—conplete Uses
for yonr eaeeatag.
We offer these garswnta lower thaa
elsewhere because we leal direct—
aUaUiats all tta atfllltata'i pratls.
Oloak ft Snit Oo.
Sti HAST-HOI ST.. gear gttjvUje
ENGINEERS with B. C. certificates 'are requested to aend
their names to th* Canadian Society of Certified Steam Engineers with a view to adding
their names to the Roll of Membership.
Only engineers with B. C. certificates accepted.
HS Hasting* Street West
Vaneoaver, B. O.
Cigar Store
"A Good Place to Eat"
The Oliver Rooms
Everything Modern
Rates Reasonable
Drugless Healmg
Ha* beea pronounaed by th*
meet eminent physicians and
surgeons all ov*r the world
to be the moot aaa* method
ot reetorhsg health.
Vaster of Praotioal
Drag-ess Healing
Teaches nature's method. For
further information apply
llth floor Standard Bank
Call and Inspect teetlmoniala
from prominent M. D.'a and
many othara aa to our ability
to teach, etc.
What   about   your   neighbor's
Guaranteed Coal
it onr eoal is not satis-
faotory to yon, attar yon
hare thoroughly tried it
out, wa will remove what
ooal is left snd eharge yon
nothing for whtt you hare
Ton to be the sole Judge.
Kirk & Co.
«9 Main Street
TAobm Seymour im aad IN
Thii Official List of Vtncouver Allied Printing Offleea
BLOOBBEROIR, T, B_ III Broadway last	
B. C. I'RINTIHO » Lot HO. CO, Bmj&, sal Heanr-
OITIZEN, Tke,  Ittl llroaiway W	
OLABK 1 STOART, ISO Sopaau Street.
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—Sen-set •
COWAN * BBOOKHOl'Sg, Laker Teasple BalMIsi mi
DUNHMUIR FBIIITIHO <*>., «T Dssmekr llta«i______JSai
KVA_» k HASTIHas, ITS Saysmr Straal ZTl
JEJFERY, W. A. 111! Parker Strset HI*.]
LATTA. R. P., World Bolldla* jL. lass
MAIN PRINTINO Co., till lfi|- ■  _W"™» *?*■
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HsLKNNAH, MoflELT, •> Cordora Strsst Sast .
MORRIS, J. T. Ill OraavUla Strsst  	
NORTH SHORE PRESS, Nortk Taaeoevar.
PACiriC PRINTERS, 100 Butty Strset.
ROIDDE, O. A, 111 Homar Unol.
Saiaaear I
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lerauar IMS
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SDH JOB PRESSES. U7 Paalar Straet Wast ."
SF5i-5I<_u'-.ME™- *'"' ■"Una*. Homar Strset	
TIB1IS, A. H, SI0 roartoaalk Anna Esal	
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WHITE * B-NDON, IW FsataTS-ail v^l!l___!!rZI_._Ssia»lar III*
Write ''Onlaa Label" ea Tear Oayy Waea Ta* Seal It la Ike IM*
...Smear Ills
...falrs-nt ma
Wanted,   the   address   of   Ed
Kennedy, logger.
Anyone knowing the present address of John Rushnls please comj-
munlcate with General Headquarters, Vancouver, B. C.
Winnipeg—The Joint Council of
Industry, a recent creation of the
Manitoba government, haa a depressing Influence on wages. Many
of the union* ln Winnipeg have
taken their schedules before this
body, and tn every case a reduction of wages ha* been' recommended. A typical example la
that ot the brieklayera, whose
wages have been reduced from
11.2D per hour to 11.15.
(By the Federated Preaa)
London — Since ths miners'
lookout began, no union olflolal in
Scotland has received a penny In
wages." Thts statement was made
by Hugh Murrlng, chairman ofthe
Scottish miners, who added that
It was alwaya the rule In Scotland
that the unloa officials and men
ahould be put on the aame buls
In a national lookout or atrlke.
, -,-.m	
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For Seal Conflict
.  (Continued from Page 1)
kid cant, a* previously the situation
waa In charge of Colonel 3. A,
Arnold, chief of the State police,
who held a strictly impartial position between the strikers and operators,'' Davis was active ln the
Paint Creek battle ot 1111-1911.
' Families driven from the territory at Blaokberfy City laat Thursday by machine gun Bring from
•cross the Tug River at Allburn,
_Cy., were returning to their homes
today after a week of aevere privation. The tents and houses on
the bare hill are riddled through
ead through with bullet holes,
■cores of woman and children es-
eaped miraculously when the Bring began without warning.
The Allburn mine Is attempting
to operate with strikebreakers, but
■o attack haa been made upon it
by the 'strikers. The atrlke call
Issued today by the union affects
■bout 1101 strikebreakers in Mingo
and part' of Flke counties. The
■rat call brought out about 5000
Results Count
Twelve Teals' Experience
Dr. W.Lee Holder
Specialist In
Houra: Dally, 1-5
Mon., Wed., Frl.j 1-1
Bey. 8533
ti Fairfield Building -
Oor. GranvUle & Pender Sta.
junior labor
League notes
The females of the species have
heen noted for the ease with which
they change their minds. Class 7
of the King Edward High Sohool,
apparently, possesses this womanly tr^jt, for, after challenging the
Junior Labor League to debate the
subject "That Socialism would be
detrimental to the best interests
of the world, and then backing
down on their own challenge and
refusing to debate with a bunch of
Bolsheviks," .they have again
changed their minds and have
now notified the secretary of the
J. L. L. that they will debate and
state that they "wish to apologize
lf their hasty, refusal has inconvenienced the league." They also
appear desirous of debating some
other subject. Therefore, barring
another change of mind, the debate will be held In the near future, possibly on June 4.
The league meets tonight at 929
Eleventh avenue east, 8 p.m., for
the regular monthly business meeting. It is important that this
meeting be "well attended.
Six new members were Initiated
at the meeting last Friday, All
prospective members are required
to attend at least two meetings
before joining. Phone the secre-
:ary, Fair. 8023L and get the young
people in line before the next Initiation meeting.
Next Friday being a public holl.
day, there will be no regular meeting of the league on that date.
Arrangements will be made at tonight's meoting for a picnic at one
or other of the beaches. The picnic up the North Arm on May 24
wns a complete succesB. ,
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and Tools Released
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narrow cells, as they are In the
United States. On the contrary,
they are housed in former private
dwellings and frequently allowed
to gravel about the city streets in
the rday time.
This newspaper ultimatum to
the Soviet Oovernment Is another
Indication of the State Depart.
ment's increasing nervousness concerning Russia. Events of the
past few months have shown that
Russia can get along very well
without American recognition. It
has won the formal de facto recognition of Groat Britain and Is
right now importing a considerable quantity of American merchandise through the countries
wtth which it has concluded trade
treaties. Secretary Hughes Is left
holding the empty bag of the last
administration's hatred of Russia.
A momber of the State Department staff recently advised .The
Fedoratod Press that the Russians
would do themselves a good turn
lf they would grant unconditional
release to the Americans. "There
is a feeling hero," he explained,
"that the Soviet Government is
holding them as a club to compel
recognition by tho United States,
and that creates a good deal of resentment here."
That can be relied upon
for looks and wear
$25, $30, $35
C. D. Bruce
, Limited.
Auxiliary Forces Shoot at
iRandOm and Threaten
The following editorial comment
of the Manchester Guardian on
the reign of terror ln Ireland, and
the methods of the Black and
Tans, la still further evidence of
the brutality of the modern forces
of  capitalistic  domination.
The House of Lords took a most
proper step on Tuesday In acceding to Lord Farmoor's demand for
a "fair and Impartial inquiry" into the Castleconnell shooting affair. We hope the resolution will
be acted on, for Lord Farmoor's
evidence raises again, in a new
and more disquieting form, the
question of the character of the
Irish Auxiliary Police. The undisputed facts ot the ease are simple. A large force of Auxiliary
cadets ln plain clothes raid an
hotel. They mistake for Sinn
Feiners three members of the Royal Irish Constabulary, also ln plain
clothes, who are standing in the
bar% Unaware of each other's
identity, both police and Auxiliaries flre, aud two men are killed.
To.make their work sure, the
Auxiliaries bring up _. Lewifl machine-gun and fire it into the bar.
Others search the house, firing
wildly, and threatening women and
children. The landlord and a constable are taken Into the yard, and,'
civilian witnesses declare, the
landlord ls put against a wall and
allot. In any case he U dead.
Then the mistake la found out.
So much has been disclosed at the
military inquiry how sitting at
Limerick. Lord Parmoor adds
important new testimony, which
he has received from his brother,
who, with his wife, was staying on
holiday at the hotel. The house
was rushed without warning; he
and the other people ln it were
threatened; the Auxiliaries' behaviour waa frenzied and utterly
unlike what one expects from policemen. But graver still ts his
delivery of an expanding bullet,
dropped, the suggestion Is; by one
of the raiding party. There Is
ground here for searching Investigation. How comes It that
forces of the crown, under an
officer, are allowed to range the
country ununlformed with free
warrant to shoot at sight without
discrimination or inquiry? -..How
is it that, without attempt to discover whom they, are attacking,
they are at liberty to flre madly
through doorn and windows and
to turn a machine-gun on a house
which contains women and children? By what dispensation of
the law are Auxiliary Police nllowed to take but an aged and
Inoffensive man and shoot him
out of hand, as witnesses allege,
on thq_ plea of his "harbouring
rebels"'? The Caatloconnell affair, we fear, is no isolated example of the brutality and utter lack
of disciplined methods to be found
In the proceedings of the Auxiliary force. The whole matter
calls for examination by Impartial
civilians, who, unlike a military
court, will be under no suspicion
of unconscious bins or Ignorance
of legal procedure.
Mexico City.—The American
Chamber of Commerce ln Mexico,
in its current news bulletin, says
the district government of Lower
California has ordered the picking,
of 200,000 pounds of cotton which
had been abandoned by the owners because of the low price of the
product. The principal object of
this movo Is to give employment
to several hundred laborers' recently- discharged by mining
Revolutionary   Elements
Have Good Number
in Chamber
Fascisti  Continued  Terrorism  During
(By The  Federated  Fcess)
Rome—The new Italian Chamber ot Deputies Is composed of Hi
Socialism and Communists, .100
Clericals and I Republicans, or a
total of 241. The government
will be able to count on 254. There
will be a floating group of 20 Nlttt
followers, 7 Slavs and 4 Germans,
those last from the new lands annexed from Austria and who will
always be ready to aid the opposition. Although numerically the
Socialists have not so strong a representation In the ehambor aa be.
fore, proportionately their delegation will be much moro powerful.
Looal Issues divided the sentiments
of a great part of the voting populace.
It le probable that Premier Glo<
littl, who dissolved the old ohamber in the hope of electing a new
body giving a secure governmental
majority to the so-called constitutional parties, will attempt to form
a majority with the collaboration
of Socialists and non-Communifit
deputies. This would promise the
realization of trade-union supervision of industry and other'wide
reforms and would imply lighting
the Fascisti, reducing the organisation to discipline and containing
a provocative foregn polcy.
It is said that should he'flnd the
new body Intractable, Glolitti will
again dissolve the chamber within
the comng year. Though more
than 70 persons were killed or
wounded during the elections on
account of Fasclsti#terrorlsm, the
government announced that the
balloting was "calm."
The Socialists entered the election after the greatest split.within
their ranks that the party has aver
enoountered. The split at tha Leghorn convention alienated from the
party support of Communists and
Lett Socialists in great numbers.
For the most part the Communists,
with the Anarchists, stayedf.away
from the polls. A notable, exception to this was in Pisa, where
about 1000 Anarchists departed
from their usual custom andi voted.
This action was taken to ol_ret the
Fasoisti vote, but proved .to be-
needless. Armed with clubs, revolvers and other weapons, tho
Fascisti succeeded In their program of intimidation in various
sectons of the country.
The number of Socalists. who
stayed away from the polls la being placed at more than half of
the total absentee voters. Not until the morning of the election had
there been any concerted effort on
their part to use their votes. It
had previously been deolded that
the party and Its supporters would
abstain from any part in the election, due to the terrorist tactics
of their opponents. Those who
refrained from voting did so entirely through an unofficial but
popular movement within the
party. No official boycott of the
elections was ordered.
The former Chamber of Deputies
was made up of 608 members, as
follows: Constitutionalists or Liberals, 189; Socialists,. 170; Clericals, 100; Radicals, 86, and Republicans, 13.
Tho Tool -Pays   -
New York.r-Robert P. Brindell,
one-time labor building "csar" of
Now York city, ls serving a. flvei
year sentence In Sing Sing. Thirty-
two dealers ln building materials
who wore convicted of conspiracy
as a result of the same Investigation which sent Brindell to prison,
have been let off with fines.
Paris.—Left wing elements of
French Socialism have formed a
central committee of action to prevent war.-. In a manifesto protesting against the government's plan
to occupy .the Ruhr, they call on
the workers to oppose a now war
by all means, including a general
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Madrid.—By a vote of S808 to
8025, ihe National Congress of
Spanish Socialists, meeting at
Madrid, decided not to affiliate
with the Moscow (Third) International.
(By N. S. Hardlker)
AT a time when the people of
the United States are engaged in making their country dry, the British government In
India ls busily engaged In making
India wet. From time Immemorial India has been dry. s Hindu-
Ism, Buddhism, Mohammedanism,
and other religious sects have
never supported drinking. However, careful'research discloses the
fact that at some particular religious ceremony intoxicants were
used. The sentiment against such
practices was so strong that when
Buddhism became prevalent (early
Christian era) it forbade,-entirely
any use of any liquor at any time.
Such was the feeling before the
advent of the English, whereas,
now this benign British government has encouraged the trade of
intoxicating liquors. Not only with
England Is this traffic earrled on,
but with France, Oermany, Holland and America, all of whom
call themselves Christian countriea. It ts not necessary for us
to go far for facta. "The Moral
and Material Progress of India"
for 1930, published by Hli Majesty's order ln London (a British
Blue Book) gives the following
figures covering throe yeara:
1917-1918 — 10,161,706  pounds
i 1911-1919 — 11.S67.900 pounds
1919-1920 _—7 19,188,800  pounds
Theae figures, whieh represent
the annual revenue of the excise
department, are enough to prove
the onward march of the British
towards intemperance ln India.
For many years Influential Men
and women In India have been
protesting agalnat this trade. The
Indian National Congress, the Indian Industrial Conference, The
Provincial Conferences, The Congress Democratic Party, the various Home Rule Leagues and other
similar organizations have protested again and again. The emphatic way ln which these protests have
been made may very well be understood by the resolution of the
Indian Industrial Conference whtch
Is .quoted quoted below:
. "In. view of the great benefits
to trade and Industry which .have
already been secured by the United States of America through their
prohibition of liquor, and in view
of the fact.that the efficiency and
welfare of Indian labour have
greatly suffered through the liquor
traffic, the government of India
should set' before themselves the
early adoption of the policy of
total prohibition of the manufacture, Import and sale of liquor in
the eountry for Intoxicating purposes."
The All-India Temperance Association came into existence a long
time ago. This and other organizations have taken active steps to
force the government to close the
liquor shops, but to no avail. Even
such extreme measures as picketing saloons have been used with
the result that leaders of that
movement -vera punished by fines
and imprisonments for having encroached upon "the liberty of the
drunkards." The liberty of Indulging in the desires and appetites
of man Ib precious ln the eye of
the government and should be
safeguarded by them. At the
same time are they listening to
that passionate cry for freedom?
NO! "This It what Is called 'British Justice.' Readers should remember that there Ib no such
thing as "British Justice" or
"American Justice," or German
Justice. Justice is justice wher^
ever it is found. Justice or liberty can not be stamped as British, American or German. Hence
the quotation marks when we said
above "this is what is called
'British'  justice."
When the Indian people demand liberty and the application
of the principle of self-determination then the British are deaf. But
when It comes to the trade of liquor, their sense of justice awakens. They, then shed crocodile
tears and use all their strength In
defending and preserving the liberty of the people who drink.
And why ls lt that they encourage this trade?
1. It fills their coffers. It
brings them an income of about
13,000,000 pounds, sterling, which
ls absolutely-necessary to keep up
the top-heavy expenditure of the
civil, as well aB the military departments. }-,\.'*.
2. It. keeps the illiterate people,
the workerB of the land, ln utter
darkness as to what is going on
ln the country.. It makes them actual slaves. Thus they forget their
country, and always remain. under
the false Impression that the British are really benevolent, as they
claim to be. Then lt Is easy for
the "Defenders of the Faith" to
protect the "liberty of the drunkards" while at the same Ume oppressing the people.
8. It makes it easy for the capitalist masters, both British and
Indian, to pay low. wages to the
employees, who, when once under
the Influence of liquor and drugs,
do not care what they get, and
work at hard labour as many hours
as their masters demand of them.
The drink-sodden condition of
their minds and bodies causes them
tp lose their true sense of value.
It affects the life of the worker as
well as lowers the wholo moral
tone of the family, and eventually
that of the community. Thus the
worker and his family become victims , of vicious habits which sap
his energies and enthusiasm, qualities "very necessary in getting rid
of an autocratic system of government. Where ambition is lacking the standard of living is at a
low ebb.
Then think of ltt Under the
new Government of India aot the
only substantial source of Income
put under the control of Indian
ministers Is the excise (liquor revenue. With this, education, sanitation and other publlo services
must be maintained. In other
words the necessary measures
which have to be taken to raise
the standard of Hying must depend for its financial support upon
a .vicious traffic which leaves degradation and destruction In Its
wake. While the major portion of
the entire revenues collected from
land sources, etc., are used for the
upkeep of the military. What a
see-saw game lt becomes.
But the most humorous part is
that everything done tn India by
the British bears the stamp of civilization. We wonder what Christ
would Bay of He were alive today
and should go to India to Investigate conditions endured there under a people who claim to be His
What a paradox! One. country
striving to be dry 'while the other
ls forced to be wet.
The Farmer-Lfibor representatives ln the Halifax Legislature are
asking for the abolition of tho Legislative Council, tt^e election of
sohool commlBHloners, and tho
establishment ef a Department of
Labor under a'separate minister.
(21 ytsts'  experience)
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May 20th, y.21.
Editor Federatlonist:    ,
I was Interested In some arguments /presented pro et con, on
the above mntter, ln your Issue of
April 29th, In whloh an article
taken from the i Worker's Bulle.
tin, of Bdmonton, was paralleled
by some stntements from Losov-
sky's pamphlet, "Internntionnl
Council of Trnde and Industrial
While I do not desire to present
nny nrguments of my own, I
thought thst some viows of the
aforementioned writer, Losovsky,
who has hnd the beneflt of practical change from Capitalism to
WorkerB' Control, might help to
dlspol some confusion and- also
bring to your reader's attention
another valuable work by this
Russian comrade.
In his pamphlet, "The Role of
the Labor Unions In the Russian
Revolution," after dealing with
the Mnrch (or Kerensky Revolution, he points out tho attitude of
the bourgeoisie to thla event, and
their concept of what the situation
demanded of thepi, If their Interests were to be maintained. He
says, (page 10): First of all lt
(the bourgeoisie) took possession
of all the State Institutions; lt
took possession of the State apparatus itself; KNOWING FULL
THE CLASS STRUGGLE. (Emphasis mine.)
And again, In disproof of the
Menshevlk and Anarchist theories
and tactics, he demonstrates how
from the very character of the
economic light between the workers and the masters, tho workers
came to an understanding of the
function and power of the State,
and'to an appreciation of the political fight.
'''The great conflicts ln the Ural
Mountains, in the Donetz Basin, in
Petrograd, In Central Rusaia, etc.,
taught the great laboring masses
to think straight, to think politically, (Emphnsls Losbvsky's p.
Both of the pamphlets mentioned should be well studied by
all "worlccr-, more . particularly
those bodies of thought which, on
the one hand rtin to Anarcho-syndicalism and on the other to a
top-lofty, detaohod, and intellectual-dry-rot view of gome alleged
YourB for clarity,
W. A. T.
Soviet Russia Gives Cooperatives Important
Moscow.—A decree issued by the
Council of People's Commissars
tentatively introduces the distribution bf premiums in kind among
the workera in important Industries in the form of giving them
a part of the product of their labor
to exchange with tho peasants for
agricultural produce. A fund of
products will thus be created which
will be handed over by the factory
administrations to the workers' cooperatives. Each worker will have
a share in this fund in proportion
tp his Individual productive contribution.
Factories producing articles unsuitable for exchange with the
peasants may be authorized to
manufacture articles of prime necessity in spare time or ln work-
time without diminishing normal
production. All regulations In this
matter will be made by the All-
Russlan Trade Union Council In
agreement with the Supreme Council If Public Economy.
Previous restrictions on the extent of super-earnings by pieceworkers are now removed. The
economic administrations are authorized, ln agreement with the
trade unionB, to Institute simplified
system^ of payment, making the
connection between wages and production more apparent. The All-
Russlan Trade Union Council Is
Instructed to elaborate within one
month a uniform scale for all categories of labor in the different
branches of Industry.
The council also haa established
the rights and privileges of the cooperatives, which are to play an
Important part In the exchange
and re-distribution of commodities
ln view of the new food tax in kind,
replacing the former levy, and the
authorization of free-trading In
agricultural produce. All citizens
of every locality must belong to
one, and only one, of the co-operatives, which will be subdivided into
smaller territorial or occupational
units. Each of these units will
have the right to acquire on behalf
of their shareholders, through the
various co-operatives, products and
articles of every kind In exchange
for money or kind.
Consumers' co-operatives are entitled to exchange and to purchase
surplus agricultural produce and
the products of small industries.
For these purposes they mny conclude all kinds of contracts within
the limits of Soviet legislation. The
oo-operatlves are also entrusted by
the state with the collection and
exchange of manufactured goods
In return for agricultural produce.
They alBd perform the functions
of state distributing agencies ln
supplying the populatlin with necessary articles obtained from nationalized Industries or from foreign imports. Each co-operative Is
administered by a directorate of
three members, with a controlling
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