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Official Organ Vancouver Trades and Labor Council (International)
$2.50 PER YEAR
Steel Workers and the Coal
Miners Are Joining
Dominion • and   Provincial
Governments Back Big
Once again the powers of State are
being used against the workers. Press
dispatches Indicate that troops are
being rushed to Sydney, where the
steel workers and miners are on strike.
The Dominion government is cooperating with the Provincial government In the attempt to Intimidate the
workers', who, driven by necessity, decided It was better to resist, than to
work at the rate of pay they were receiving.
Press dispatches indicate that the
strike ls 100 per cent., as the following clipping will show:
A final tightening of the union
lines has marked the completion
of the flrst 24 hours of the general
strike of Cape Breton coal miners
and steel workers. Both company
and union headquarters agreed tonight that the walkout was 100 per
cent, strong.
The only place where union workers remained on the job was at New
Waterford power house, and they
were only there because the station •
supplied light, power and water to
their own houses in the town.
With the miners of Cape Breton
already out on a sympathetic strike
with the steel workers of Sydney,
Indications at midnight tonight were
that they had voted by a small majority to strike for the enforcement
of the   restoration   of   1921   wage
rates. This would mean a strike for
that purpose concurrent with the
preaent one.  Should the flnal result
show the vote agalnBt the strike, It
would not affect the present sympathetic strike.
Owing io the tie up on the C. P. R.,
details of the men's demands have not
yet  reached  The  Federationist,   but
earlier advices show that the steel
workors and the miners have both decided to fight against the conditions
which they have been working under,
and the discrimination against active
union men, aa the following clipping
from the Labor press of Nova Scotia
will demonstrate:
Last February the Steel WorkerB
Union called a strike to Btop the
policy of the British Empire Steel
Corporation of firing active union
(Continued on page 3)
[Seamen Quit on Canadian
Government Merchant
A strike was declared on the Cana-
: dlan Oovernment Merchant Marine
• Limited, vessels (deep Bea and de#p
J* Bea costal), on Friday, June 29, 1923,
[ aa a proteat a&ainat low wages.'insuffl-
1 clent food, paltry caah advances (f5
[in each port), overtime without pay.
The flrat ship to be affected was
(the S. S. Canadian Obaerver; the crew
I of that ship giving notice to quit, as a
I result of the referendum ballot for a
Istrike. There was not a weakling among
I tho -entiro brow, who were all taembors
jof the Fedorated Seafarers Union, (6
I firemen, one donkey num, six Ballora,
lone boatswain), despite tho efforta of
I several officers aboard the vessel.
The S. S. Canadian Highlander arrived   on  JSaturday, , Juno   30,   and
I was the second ship on the unfair list.
1 The "crew  of   this  ship   complained
[ about conditions aboard the vessel, es-
1 peclally  the  food.    According  to  a
► story of one of the'crew, an A, B.p one.
of the officials stated that there' waa
lots of things that could be improved
i aboard the vessel, but that as far as
) money waB concerned, there could not
. be any posalblo chance of an Increase
' In wages.   (This was not the so-called
i "Foch" the C. G. M.  M. strategist).
[ Furthermore, that if the A. B. would
go back on the ship-, the government
!' would always atand by him.   The entire crew quit   The ahlp left on Sunday, July 1, for Victoria with a scratch
( crew.
The next ship to arrive was the S,
Ls. Canadian Volunteer, which arrived
I In port on July 4. The crew on
(the Volunteer, having received the
[news that there waa a strike on, ten-
I dered thetr notice to a man, before
I the ship reached port. The officers
i were very much satisfied with the
I crew that were leaving the ship. The
men complained of Bhoctage of sugar,
| tea and coffee, milk, etc.
The S. S. Canadian Observer sailed
fc on   Wednesday,    July   4,    with    a
full crew of men that are not known
here.   The Observer ls the first ship
tu go out that Is unfair.
'l-Vve New Members Were
*ade at the Last
% Meeting
The Milk * >smen and Dairy Employees continue to make progress, no
less than 12 new applications being
received at their last meeting. The
Fraser Valley Dairies at New Westminster are now employing all union
help. The local la considering holding a moonlight trip on the water In
the near future. This is to be settled
at the next meeting. All members interested being expected to show up,
as it ls a well known fact that everybody lovea the milkman. They expect all their friends to take an Interest.
If you want tb Bee organized labor
in a home of its own,, then support
the Ciroua and Carnival, which will
be held from June 30 to. July 7.
Concert and Dance Held in
W.P.Hall Huge
Young Communists Show
Ability in .Staging
Satirical Playlet
The concert and dance in aid of the
orphan homes in Soviet Russia, that
was held last'Friday evening, must be
numbered as a "red letter" event
among the activities of the Canadian
Friends of Soviet Russia. In spite of
the oppressive heat, the hall was well
filled with an appreciative audience,
who were well entertained with fun
and music by a number of artists, all
of whom are heart ahd soul behind
the efforts of the Soviet government
in their work among the children.
Comrade Goldlng presented a very
dramatic recitation, Comrades Miss
Calrney, Mrs. MacLean, Mrs, Farrington, Curry, Farrington and Floyd all
pleased the audience with songs ranging from the serious to the comic, and
two very young artists, the Misses
Good and' Larney danced Irish and
Scottish folk dancea with skill and
The laBt Item .on the programme,
contributed by the Young Communist
League, was a distinct feature, and an
adventure that Is a novelty In local
working class propaganda. This was
a one-act coiftedy entitled "Risen
from the Ranks" or "From Offlce Boy
to President," endeavoring to ridicule
the absurd statements made by opolo-
glBts of capitalism, that society still
offers opportunities of fortune and
fame to those Who will but work long
hours, and Bave their paltry earnings,
and be loyal and subservient to the
employing class.
A Bolshevik agitator is depicted in
the regalia so dear to the bourgeois
imagination, whiskers, grime, bombs
and a blood-stained knife. The cast
was aa follows: Oscar Sa'pp, the now
office boy, Comrade Drayton; Mr. Millionaire, preaident or the Amalgamated Corkscrew Co., Ltd., Comrade Holllday; Kacbooskl, a Bolsheviki agitator, Comrade Smith; Gwendolln Mil-
lionbleks, the president's lovely
daughter, Comrade Tether.
Oscar Sapp ls a country rube from
Lulu Island, who has answered nn advertisement of tho A. C. Co., Ltd., for
thc position of office boy. Mr. Million-
bucks accepts his application, and proceeds to give him advice, telling him
to aave his money, and to avoid.association with such disreputable characters as the CommuniBts.
White Mr. Milllonbucka ls. 'working
hard" playing golfvKachooski organizes the hands in the factory. When
MUllonbucks discovers that his workers are all members of the Corksorew*
Menders Union, and have gone on
atrike, he becomes panicky, and unable to understand the situation,
cornea to the hasty conclusion that ho
la ruined.
Oacar Sapp, however, dispelB hla despondency by the invention of n
corkscrew-bending machine for which
service Mr, Milllonbucka rewards him
with a cheque for a million dollars,
promotes him to be president of the
company, and gives him the hand of
his daughter in marriage.
Comrade Halliday played the part
of an ignorant capltaliat so well that
many of the audience believed he must
have occupied that position in society
at one time. Comrade Drayton was
a splendid sample of the innocent
simpleton; he did full Justico to thc
part as Oscar Sapp, Comrade J* T.
Smith made good as a "mythical Bolshevik" blood-stained weapons being
characteristic of his profession.
Comrade Tether's make-up aa
Gwendolln MUllonbucks was a
masterpiece of art. It surpassed all
expectations.   No one Imagined that
Five Thousand Workers Needed
FIVE THOUSAND WORKERS, men with principle, and who are members of organized labor, are needed, and at once.  They are needed to
assist the Vancouver Trades Council in building a Home for Organized
Their assistance in the boosting of the Circus and Carnival, at the corner
of Homer and Smythe Streets, will help the Council in this work.
After considerable difficulty, a real circus has been secured, and the
"DOWN TOWN LOT" will from this date to the 12th, be full of life and fun.
The Queen contest is being actively pushed, and the contestants are
showing a rivalry that is friendly, but at the same time full of pep. Vote for
your choice, and do it now. Buy 25, a hundred, or as many votes as you can.
They are being sold at the rate of a cent a-piece.
Circus matinee at 2 p.m., and night performance at 8:15.
Is the Loggers' Mail
Being Tampered With?
  ,   , '    - ' "*■     	
Lumber Workers Find Great Difficulty in Securing Letters and
Newspapers—Have the Loggiftg Companies Got Mail Censors?
Ts the Question Being Asked By the Men Who Work in the Camps
— of British Columbia —
[By J. M. Clarke, Secretary L. W. I. U, of Canada]
TT WOULD APPEAR as if "day by day in every way" the alleged "rights'* of the working parts of
the "British Lion"—i. e., the proletariat—are becoming less. We have always been led to assume
that His Majesty's mail was something inviolable, something Bacred that under no circumstances could
be tampered with in any way. It has always been gejieralty accepted by members of the working class
thkt their private mail was something that was as religiously lodke'd after and guarded as the mail of
the greatest "money.bags" or aristocrat in the land, but, like many other beliefs regarding the "rights"
of the working class, when investigated, this generally accepted belief has been found to be without
To the city dweller, who is accustomed to having his mail delivered at his door, it may be something of a shock to learn how the mail of those who have been compelled through force of circumstances
to work in a logging camp is looked after. It may also jolt the smug complacency ofthe young husky
who figures on going to work in a camp to learn that when he gets into a camp, he may have to stand
for some measly guttersnipe of a logging camp time-keeper reading hia letters before he receives thm.
Yes, it may even awaken his feelings of outraged dignity to lenrn lhat the sacred letters from his
sweetheart in town have beeu read and pawed over by the putrid fingers of a degenerate desccndeiit oi
a human rat who acts as mail censor in a logging cnmp in British Columbia. But if he would keep on
working in a logging camp, he will have to submit meekly; if he doesn't, bc will be blacklisted, and
either forced to leave the country or else leave the occupation. He will be taught in a school oi! practical experience that his boasted free-#cclve either tho letter or pare*-!. When+fnformed that when ihe letters were
dom consists of the freedom to "meek'
ly submit himself lo his master tn
all things,"
Early last spring the men working
at Dempsey's Ltd., Carrlden Bay, B.
C, were organized. The man who organized the cnmp was immediately
flred. When he arrived in Voneouver
one of the members in the camp was
communicated with and asked
whether he would act as delegate, to
which he consented. On March 31, a
letter waB Bent him containing credentials from the Lumber Workers Union
of Canada, and a'small parcel of'supplies was also sent him. A week later
he got flred also; but ho did not rc-
Addresses Large Audience
in Hamilton HaU on
Vital Question
Mrs. Margaret Sanger,had a lurgely
nttended and highly successful meeting on the subject of "Birth Control,"
in the Hamilton Hall on Tuesday
night—her flrst meeting In Canuda.
Dr. S. Petersky ably occupied the
chair. Dr. W. J. Curry nnd Dr. E. T.
Fevvster were among the audience.
Mrs. Sanger presented a strong case ln
an effective manner, and carried her
large audience with her from the
word "go."
Dozens of questions were put by
members of the audience, and the
speaker proved Well able to take caro
of herself and her subject. Mrs1, Lor-
rlmer and O. Mengel, of South Vancouver, made short speeches at the
close, endorsing thc main speaker's
stand, Mrs. Sanger will be In Vancouver again ahout the end of July,
when an organization will probably be
formed to further the cause she nd-
Patronize Federatlonist advertisers.
he could make up as such a charming
bewitching and coy young lady; ln
faM, "Gwendolln" was strangely reminiscent of the prancing beauties that
promenade the lampllt pavements of
Oranvllle Street.
he left camp, he gave an address in
Vancouver to which any mail arriving
for him should bo sent. That was
three months ago, and the letter and
parcel have not appeared so far, although enough time has elapsed for
them to have been n round the world
and back. In the month of April, another member in the same camp sent his
union dues in by mail. The letter containing thc money was received and
the receipt malted enclosed with a
letter dated May 6. That letter was
never received,-- On June 8, a letter
containing delegate's credentials from
the union was mailed to another man.
He received the letter, but two weeks
later, both ho and thu man to whom
tho letter of Muy 8 was sent, were
flred. During all this timo, from
about the middle of March until July
1, parcels of papers wore sent addressed to vnrious members in the camp,
hut not one single parcel whs over it-
reivrd hy any or lho men to whom It
was addressed. A lotter to one. of tho
men in cnmp was went from the offlco
of The B. C. FoflernllonlHt, and" that
letter also was not delivered. In passing, it mny be mentioned that all the
letters sent out from the union were
addressed by hnnd nnd bore no outsido mnrks as to who the sendee-was.
Complnints about this matter have
been made to the proper department
of the post offlce, and there we were
delivered to the person whom they
were addressed c|o there the respon
sibility of the post office ceased.
Car. any one Imagine that some 2i
parcels of papers, two parcels of union
supplies, and five letters, all mailed at
different times were accidentally lost
while in transit to this one particular
camp, when generally speaking, it is
a very uncommon thing for a letter to
be lost? To some it may be unbelievable, but it is what has happened,
Duplicate copies of the letters are on
flle as well as serial numbers on the
union supplies. Can thc person who
looks after the mail at Dempsey's
(Continued on page 4)
July Alii to .Inly 18th
FHIDAY, July 6—Molders.
MONDAY, July 9—U. B. Car-
ponterH and Joiners, No. 462,
Electrical Workers, No. 810,
Structural Iron Workers,
TUESDAY, July 10—Bookbinders, Printing Pressmen, Machinists No. 692, Barbers,
Stone Cutters.
WEDNESDAY. July 11—Brick-
THURSDAY, July 12—Steam &
Operating Engineers No. 844,
Sheet Metal Workers, Bakery
A Referendum on Trades
Council Questions to
Be Taken
Tho election of ollicers was tho chief
business at the Inst meeting of Local
844, of the Steam and'Operating Engineers, tbe results being as follows:
President, J. Flynn; vice-president, R,
Disney; recording secretary, D. Hodges; financial secretary,. W. Christian,
and R. Mack, treasurer.
The election of business agent was
left over until the 19th of tho month,
the following being nominated: G.
Gray, G. Doy, W. Connor, D. Camp-
boll, R. Mack and W. Christian. The
reason the election of business agent
was not njade at this meeting, was
that all members working out of town
are to havo the right to vote.
Trustees were elected, tho following
being the successful candidates
Stubbs, Campbell and Burns; the auditors, Hall, Head and Hodges.
The clauses tn the constitution of
the Trades Council, which have been
objected to, caused considerable discussion, and it was decided that the
members should all be supplied with
ballots. The meeting favored their
elimination, but decided to have the
final returns made on the 12th. The
clauses objocted to are:
"Any delegate presenting himself or
herself for admission, must ahow ere-
denials signed and sealed by the sec-
The International Appoints
Local Man to Represent It
At the last International eonvention
of the Brotherhood ot Teamsters, held
ln Cleveland, Delegate Showier, Vancouver, and Delegate Plant of Ottawa,
were Instrumental ln getting a resolution passed, whereby the Teamsten
International would affiliate with the
Trades and Labor Congress of Canada,
for the benefit of the Canadian members. Since that time, the Canadian
locals ha-_§ been agitating to have a
representative appointed to attend
Congress representing the International. Advices received this week,
show they have been successful, as
President Tobin has appointed Birt
Showier as the representative of the
International Brotherhood of Team*
sters for the coming Congress convention to be held ln Vancouver.
Coal Owners Want to Reduce the Wages of
the Men
Some Instances of How the
Authorities Treat the
Constitutional Rights  Denied and Flouted by
Following the announcement that
the National Security League was un
dertaklng a campaign to teach respect
for the constitution throughout the
United States) the American Civil Liberties Union, in a communication to
S. Stanwood Menken, president of
the League, asks "whether lt would
not be advisable to be^n such teach
ing first among thoso who are elected
to protect constitutional rights."
Assuring the national Security
League that in such an event, thr
Civil Liberties Union was in favor of
their plan, tho communication signed
by Robert W. Dunn, associate editor,
"Howevor, we are eager, to know
just how you would proceed to impart
knowledge of the constitution to certain public officials with whom wo
have recently come In contact. Take,
for instance, Chief of Police Oaks of
Los Angeles, Cal., who told Upton
Sinclair: 'Constitution, or no constitution, you're not going to speak in San
Pedro/ Or take Captain Plummer
of the same city, who was also involved In the Sinclair free speech cnBe,
and who told the noted author, 'you
can't stand here and hand me that
constitutional stuff.' Judging from
such statements on the part of those
who are elected to defend the constitutional guarantees, does it not seem
advisable to hegfn teach the constitution from the top down? And If So.
how is the task to be accomplished?
"It would also be interesting to
know how you are going to tench respect for the constitution to the chief
(if police of Martin's Ferry, Ohio, wbo
recently refused James P, Cannon
permission to speak (here on Hussln,
When told that his arbitrary action
was 'In violation of thc constitution,'
he replied: 'All -right. If that's lhe
case, it \H sure going to bo violated,
By God, this Is the United States, and
you can't have no meeting hero.' Or
take Burgess Costanzo or Old Forge.
Pa., who refused to allow Birch Wilson and Girolamo Valorili, two American cltlzciiH, to Bpoak in that town because thoy belonged to a radical politicul party, .staling that ho would prevent thom from speaking in Old
Forge 'now and forever more.'
"Consider also Adjutant Genernl
Pat Hamrock, of Colorado who, when
asked by what authority ho deported
William 'A, Poster from that state last
summer, replied: 'Wo consulted no
law.' Or a prominent judge in Seattle, Wash., who bad tho case of several members of the Industrial Workers of the World arrested for soiling
a pamphlet in Centralla, When nsked
If constitutional rights counted at all
In Centralia, he replied 'No. Constitutional rights do not count at all.'
"These are only a few of recent violations of tho constitution we could
cite, but they are Indicative of tho
line your campaign would hnvo to
take In order to be effective."
The Miners Decide to Resist
to the Uttermost Any
[By W, Francis AnernJ
(Federated Press Correspondent)
Sydney, N, S. W.—-Australia Is facing a disastrous upheaval in the coal
mining industry. Already the coal
owners have locked out the miners at
several mines In the New South Wales
coal belt, and have driven the minera
into sectional strikes at others.
•The head and front of the whole
trouble ls that, the coal owners want
a reduction In wages, ln order to enhance profits. It was hoped that the
Coal Tribunal would have granted the
reduction, but the tribunal refused to
do so. On the other hand, the tribunal announced that many of the men
were under the living wage level. Notwithstanding this, the owners are now
resorting to direct action.
With one or two exceptions the coal
ownera in Australia are membera of a
huge combine, known aa the Coal
Vend, which worka Ih conjunction
with the huge shipping combine In
the supply and price regulation of
coal. The shipping combine is Interlocked with the Coal Vend, both forming the two ends of a huge trade octopus drawing a tremendous revenue
from the consumers. So coal, which
costs 12.50 per ton at the pit mouth,
is priced at around $15 to the consumers.
The Miners Federation and the consumers are demanding an Inquiry into
the profits of the coal owners, but the
government (antl?Labor) refused to
order an Investigation, which can only
result in an exposure of the operatora.
Matters are made worse becauee
there Is no anti-monoply law ln Australia to deal with the coal combine.
Meanwhile the coal owners, with the
dally press sympathetic to them, are
goading the miners Into striking, hoping thereby to starve them back at
lower wages, and Increase the already
huge profits paid to holders of watered stocks In the mining industry.
retary or other authorized officer of
his or her union, and must furnish
proof thnt he or she has been a mem'
ber in continuous good standing in his
or her organisation for at least one
(1) year, at the time tho credentials
aro presented, excepting Vecently
chartered organizations,"
"The Council reserves the right at
all times to refuse acceptance of the
credentials of nny delegate whose
previous conduct has been detrimental
to the welfare of the International
Trade Union movement."
Violate Minimum Wngo Act
On June 28, the proprietors of the
Central Cafe pleaded guilty to a charge
made by Mrs. Mahon, of the Minimum
Wage Board, of working girls more
hours than prescribed by the law,
which are limited to 48 per week, A
fine of 125-wns imposed.
Popular Secretary of Musicians Marries Union
"Ted Jamleson," tne popular secretary '»r the Musicians Union, Joined
the benedicts on Saturday, and true to
his principles, he married a girl who
also belonged to the TrnuV Union
movement,'' Miss Amanda Redfern,
well known in Victorin, nnd also In
this city. s
Brother Jamleson, whose rather wu-i
at ono time the mannger of Pan tag-is
theatre In Victoria, was president of
Local 145 of the American Foderation
of Musicians in 11* 1 fi, later being elected secretnry, which position he has
held for tho past eight years. Ha Ifl
also district representative of the International, nnd president or the Thoa-
rical Federation, and managing editor Of The H. (.*, Musician, the local
organ of the Musicluns' Union.
Mrs. Jamleson comes from a musical family, and Is well known both in
Victoria nnd Vancouver. Victoria
trade unionists will remember hor
when she wns an attraction at all musical entertainments In Victoria, and
particularly at the Oorgo. Sho is a
native,of Liverpool, Eng., und came to
Canada in 1912. Her father, Mr. Geo.
Redfern, is also a musician, and it is
duo to his training that Mrs. Jamleson
has reached the position thnt she holds
In the musical world.
Mrs. Jamieson was employed at the
Cnpltol theatre prior to her marriage,
while Mr. Jamleson was employed at
tho Pantages theatre. The happy
couple left Saturday night for San
FranciBco, and will make their home
In Vnncouvor on their return from
tbelr honeymoon, The be_,t wishes of
all active trades unionists nnd particularly the theatrical workers' whether
musicians or operators, will follow the
two popular newly-married musicians
wherover they go.
Montreal—-After 20 minutes' deliberation, a jury in the king's bench
court decided ln the case of striking
cloak makers that picketing ts legal.
The cloak makers In this city and ln
Toronto are combatting anti-union Influences. PAGE TWO
FRIDAY July 6, 19!
Published every Friday morning by The B. C. Federatlonist
Businoss Offlce:   1189 Howe Street
Editorial   Offlce:    Room   806—319   Pender   Street   West
Editorial Board:   P. R. Bengough, R. H. Neelands, J. M.
Clark. George Bartley.    *_
Subscription Rate: United States and Foreign, $3.00 per
year: Canada, $2.50 per year, $1.60 for six months; to
Unions subscribing In a body, 16c per member per
Unity of Labor: Tlie Hopo of the World
FRIDAY .-. ■ July 6,  1923
The Employers Are Organizing; Why
Not the Workers?
T AST WEEK we published a confidential bulletin
of the employer-; this week we desire to comment on that bulletin. Capital and labor are described as two opposing forees, a contention that all
working class publications have recognized and
pointed out for years, but the workors evidently will
not, or cannot, recognize this most obvious condition.
*        *        *
Capital lives and thrives on the labor of slaves.
It could not exist if there was not a slave class, for
capital is not a thing, but a condition.   But read
what one of the employers has to say in this document:
To members of the Employers' Association of
B. 0.:
Oapital and labor—Popular description of
two opposing forces.
Employers and Employees—Descriptive of  -
the elemcfctts constituting-those opposing forces.
—and Labor Onions—Descriptive of the organization in the ranks of those opposing forces.
Fill in that blank with a 100 per cent, membership in the Employers' Association of B. 0.
Strength is purely relative—5 per eent. organization is no organization at all.  A 100 per
cent. Employers' Association is the first step
towards peace in the so-called struggle between
capital and labor.
It is an assurance at a trivial cost.
Employers should organize—onee organized
they could strive for a better understanding
with their employees.   They should strive for
the elimination of the contention that there is
a struggle between labor and capital.
Onee organized, and if nothing further is ac- >
complished, the fact that they are organized will
put them in a position to combat the influence
of radical tendencies, which is infecting honest
workmen and members of honest labor unions.
As a member of the Employers' Association
of B. G, representing the Laminated Materials
Company Ltd., I urge that all existing members
should stand by the Association, and should use
their efforts to draw into the Association all
employers of labor.
Make it 100 per eent.  Yours sincerely,
(Signed)   P. R. LELAND.
j *       *       *
Those who understand warfare, realize that there
can only be peace-when one of the contending forces
is eliminated. If there are two opposing factions in
the field, how can there be peace. There arc two
opposing factions in the economic world today, and
they are labor and capital, and there will never be
peace while these two opposing factions exist, and
the (east the workers can do is to organize, so that
eventually they may become the dominant factor,
and by their strength wipe out the oposing force
which at this time compels men to live in misery
while capable of producing all that is necessary to
provide for the wants of humanity. Organize 100
per cent, as your masters say, and the world is yours
for the taking. 13 it not worth while; if you think
so, then let us go to the mat and take that which
we have the- power to take, by organization.
Why Are There No Berry
his hired help a living wage, and the result is that,
he has a hard time in securing labor, even .though
the city laborer is in the position of seeking relief
frqih the authorities. And why is this conditio^
prevalent; it is because the present system of society can not give, to either agricultural or industrial worker, thc necessities of life, and the only
way out, is through thc organization of the workers,
both agricultural and industrial, so that they may
overthrow thc present system and produec for uso
instoad of profit.
The Class War in Nova Scotia
JUDGING from press reports, there is a dearth of
berry pickers.   Naturally  the question will bc
asked:  "Why this scarcity of  workers  for the
gathering of the fruit harvest?''—-and the answer
should not be too difficult to be found.
sf        s_ *
Last year boys and girls went to the orchards of
British Columbia, and imagined that they were
going to make money and help out the old folks,
but they found that after they had paid thcir board
and fares, they had nothing left. Of course we do
not live in Soviet Russia, and are free people; we
are so free that the farmera had to let their crops rot
on the ground. But the faet remains that the workers of this country have to secure a living by any
means possible, and the means do not appear to be
very acceptable, and the berry pickers who had the
experience last year arc not prepared to go to the
fruit districts, pay thoir own fare and board themselves, and produce thc profits which a master class
*       i*.       #
With thc farmers wc have nothing but sympathy,
but the faet romains that they are unable to pay a
living wago, whether to themselves or to their hired
help. Their position is one which needs consideration in the labor movement of tbis eountry, as it is
distorted by the capitalist press on all occasions.
Thc farmers arc supposed to be gouging the publie,
but tho farmer is not gouging anybody but his
family; he works them early and late, and receives
nothing but a pittance for thcir toil.  He cannot pay
DEADERS of the daily press were no doubt surprised on Thursday morning to read the searo
headlines in the press to the effect that Western
Canadian troops were being rushed to Sydney, Nova
When troops are being rushed to any point, it is
natural to suppose that there is war. And'there is
war in Nova Scotia—it is a class war. Driven to
desperation, the steel workers of Sydney, organized
in the early part of this year. Thcir organization
was so strong that the British Empire Steel Corporation had to capitulate, and the steel workers won
their strike, which was called because of the intimi-
datory attitude of the company, and the conditions
under which thc workers were compelled to work.
»       #       *
The word has, however, gone forth, the union
must be broken. The American Plan is being pushed in Canada at the behest of the Wall Street financiers, and the Canadian government, aided by tho
Provincial government of Nova Seotia, has decided
that its master's .oice shall rule in the land.
*       *       *
The miners of Nova Scotia, who also work for the
British Empire Steel Corporation, a company with
a British name, but the same domination as all large
industry in Canada, have decided that they, too,
would quit work, and while standing behind the
steel workers, seek to secure the 1921 rate of wages.
This is one of the bright features of "this war." It
is thc first indication of the recognition of the class
struggle by the workers of Nova Scotia. More
power to thcir organizations, and efforts to resist the
brutal tactics of the corporation which have been
made, because of the conditions which thc steel
workers and miners had to live under.
But what of the troops? Who are the men who
compose the armed forces of the country. Let us
turn back the pages of history, and we will find that
in the big strike of miners on Vancouver Island,
they were composed of members of the working
class, or hangers on to the petty bourgeoisie. There
were no capitalists in the "ranks." It was the workers who did the dirty work. Decked out in gay uniforms, different to the khaki of t.day, they went,
the gallant seventy-twa, to save property.
In the yoar 1919, when the Winnipeg workers
struck, after repeated efforts to bring about an amicable settlement, the employers again called on their
tools to quell the strikers, Troops were employed,
while stool pigeons carried on their nefarious work.
In the 1913 strike on Vancouver Islsnd, the workers
were being suppressed by a conservative government. In 1919, the Winnipeg strikers were faced
with troops sent by a Coalition government, and
Conservative and Liberal employees whose occupation is worse than anything which can be described
in thc English language, and be fit to print. The
workers of Nova Scotia are today faced with troops
sent by a Liberal government. They are faced with
troops, men who come from their own class, who
have not yet realized that war has bcen declared on
men who are like themselves, exploitd by a ruling
class which rcognizes only the interests of that class,
and that the war is a class war.
*       *       »
In this struggle, there will bc much capitalist propaganda spread against the strikers. They will be
depicted as vicious men, and all crimes of the calendar will be charged against them. But what will organized labor throughout Canada do? Will thc
Trades Congress step in and use its powers on behalf of the strikers? If not, then every Labor organization in the Dominion should take up thc cudgels and see that stops are taken to protect the
striking steel workers and miners from the attack**
of organized capital. **
Will Speak on Soviet Russia
on Sunday Night
at 8 p. m.
Russia of today continues to evoke
hate and abhorrence throughout the
whole conservative and reactionary
world. That Is to say, among the propertied classes of all countries,   i
This gigantic land, with its Immeasurable natural resources, is still the
object of desire of the capitalists; Its
unbridled exploitation, their ardently-
cherished Ideal. The hope and wish
of all enemies of the fighting proletariat, whether expressed openly or
not, is and remains the destruction of
Russia's present form of state.
The fate of the Soviet government
would only be the signal for the decisive battle of counter-revolution.
In the countries of Western Burope,
even in the countries of the vanquished—the countries of revolution, reaction gains ground every day.
This reaction which grows more
confident every day in Germany, especially in Bavaria, and which is sub-
jugatory the workers of Spain, Roumania, Hungary and Jugoslavia, by
bloody terror, would triumph with the
greatest rapidity if the open and secret enemies of the Russian revolution should succeed in overthrowing
the Russian government, and In setting up In Its place, a counter-revolution any government under the protection of Western European and
American capital, and its allied bourgeois governments. The conditions
obtaining ln Nova Scotia today would
prevail in Russia. Even then the struggle of the Russian workers Is our
struggle, and every worker in Vancouver should hear the truth about
conditions In Russia today from Comrade Cannon at the Columbia theatre,
Sunday night at S p.m.
Seattle—One of the new state laws,
just made effective, protects cooks ln
lumber camps. Formerly they were
exploited, but now they will have a
Labor lien on all products of the
Australia Is Being Flooded
with Immigrants from
Sidney, N. S. W.—Australia's migration machinery is being used for the
purpose of getting rid of England's
unemployed. Agents are employed 'to
scour Britain for immigrants, receiving a subsidy from the Australian
government and a bonus from the
shipping companies which bring the
immigrants to Australia.
As the amount of money they receive depends upon the number of
people they can induce to come to
Australia, they aro not as scrupulous
as to the class of Immigrants as they
are getting the greatest possible number. Unemployed are being deported
from Britain as immigrants, so as to
reduce the British government's liability under the unemployed insurance scheme.
In connection with child immigration to Australia, the same laxity of
supervision prevails. Of a shipment
of boys who came to Australia at the
end of April, no less than 82 per cent.
were mentally affected and physically
.Opposition against these Indiscriminate methods of selecting immigrants
ls registered by the Australian Labor
Party, which ts now considering the
advisability of sending a trade union
commissioner to England for the purpose of placing the whole question of
Immigration ln its correct perspective
before the British people.
Washington—In a letter to President Gompers, William Traoy, general
secretary of the United Brick and Clay
Workers of America, states that substantial gains are recorded for brlok
and clay Workers In the Chicago district. The agreement provides for the
union shop, ihe check-off, the eight-
hour day, and wage Increases for all
classes of workers.
Who Shall Be Miss Vancouver?
The members of organized labor
are challenged. The employers associations are opposed to the efforts being made to the drive to provide a
home for organized labor, but each
member of the trade union movement
can support this project, by voting
and buying a ticket for the Trades
Council Cfueen pf Vancouver.
Why Let George Do It
If you do not attend your union
meetings and the other fellow does,
why kick. He is doing the best he
can. Why complain because George
does it.    Why not do it yourself?
Relieved In two minutes with
Ona. add, sour, burning stomaoh all quickly
roliaved with JO-TO.   Ong Storei.
BrV. D.'s of good quality,
suit   $1.25
. Light khaki 'Shirts, big,
double sewn  .$1.50
Soft Cotton Sox, pair. 25c
Dress Shirts, from $1.25
Light Shoes, Blucher cut,
per pair .$5.00
Work Shoes, solid leather,
blucher mt $5.00
Work Shoes, plain toe, up
from .....  $5.00
Police Blucher and Con-
Men's Khaki Pants, belt loop
and double cuff $2.00
Headlight khaki Pants, non-
tearable, belt loop and
ciiffs  -... $3.75
Men's Tweed Pants, up
from   $3.00
We have nearly sold out* of
Straw Hats; balance very
Stetson Hats .$8.50
Store Opens at 9 a.m. and
Closes at 6 p.m.
Inexpensive Cotton Crepe
Nightgowns, Step-ins, Chemise
and Knickers
Bluebird Crepe Nightgowns in round neck, slipover
style with half sleeves; come in flesh or white and
are trimmed with hemstitching; $1.95 each!
Flesh or white cotton crepe Nightgowns in slipover
style with V, round or square neck and lace trimmed.   Special value at $1.85.
Step-ins of Bluebird Crepe in flesh or white, made
with elastic at waist and finished with hemstitching; fl. .   ,
Chemise of Bluebird Crepe, made with shoulder
straps and with hemstitching at top;1 $1.
Cotton Crepe Knickers in orchid, blue of flesh, made
with elastic at waist and knee, and finished with
frill; $1.65.
—Drysdale's Lingerie Shop, Second Floor
575 Granville Street Phone Seymonr 8540
A Union Is Wbat Yon Make It
Some men Imagine that a union
comes out of the sky, and that it is
made to order. This ls a fallacy
which only active participation ln
union affairs can destroy. Why not
be an active member,- Instead of a
Patronize Federatlonist advertisers.
'Famous'July Sale
AMAZING bargains in ready-to-wear
Coats, Drosses snd Suits. Only
henvy over-stookinj( of renilar line*
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Oome and shin in these big bargains.
Famous -^^"t-
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Salt*   101   Dominion   Bulldlnf
QLE TAMDE, late with
Challenger Logging Co.,
Grassy Bay, B. C. Please communicate at once with BIRD,
McDONALD & CO., (Barristers), Metropolitan Building,
Vancouver, B C.
Proportional representation is no cure for capitalistic ills. The only way to free the workers is to
abolish the system which enslaves them.
The following press item is, to say the least, illuminating:
Cannon Fodder in France Limited
Paris, July 22— (Canadian Press Cable via
Reuters).—Two boys are born in Franco to
every three in Italy and five in Germany, it was
pointed out by M. Leplne, former prefect, speaking at a dinner of the French League today.
"Therefore," he said, "there will be 3,300,000
men subject to conscription in 1936, while Germany will have more than 10,000,000.   That is
why Germany is trying to gain time."
Thc workers make thc guns, thoy produce the
death-dealing weapons of all kinds, and then faco
each other on their master's battle ground, while
their exploiters enjoy the fruits of thoir labor, and
thc average modern worker thinks that he is intelligent nnd superior to tho chattel slave or feudal serf,
llo may be, but his master looks upon him as cannon
fodder when war is declared, and a slave in thc piping times of peace when there aro no jobs.
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Sundsy services, 11 SA, snd 7:30 pjn.
Sundsy school inunedlstely following
morning service. Wedneediy testbnontsl
meeting, 8 p.m. Free reeding non,
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ciroumBtinces. Tonr message has been
conveyed as you vould have It, and yon
know exactly how it has been received
by .the person at the other end.
.The reaion of the satisfaction la the
intimacy which the telephone givei. It
is your voice and the voice In reply that
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Locturer on Crown and Bridge-
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The Next War-Can It Be Averted?
Vancouver Unions
T-ancil — Preildent, B. H. Nm1__-I,  M.
; general iseretur, Peter B. Bemouh.
: 308, 819 Pender Bt. Weit. Pkone Sir.
■_. Meeta ln Leber Bell et 8 p.m. on
I tot end third Tneideye in month,
fleet, eeeond Mondiy In tbe month. Pre-
lilt, J. R. White; leeretarr, B. H. Neel-
, P. O. Boi 86.
Berated labob pabtt, ms oor*
e Street Weet—Bnlineil meeting.
Wedneidiy eietlat. A. Meelnyle,
■men: fi. H. Morriion, .ec-treei.; Oeo.
TSerrlion, 1-82 Parker Street, Vanconver,
JO., corresponding leoretarr.
Inj dl-trict In Brltlih Colombia deilrlng
■rmatien re aeenring apeakera or the lor-
Bon ol local branchei, klndlr commnnlate
*> provlnolal BeereUrr J. Ljle Tellprd,
J Birke Bldg., Vanconver, B. 0. Tel.*
\ta Seymonr 1832, or Fairmont 41*88:
.at    B_|wiw-1     _nr — — |    ._ »    m — _------   g	
}con_ Thuraday every montb, 319 Pender
et Weit. Preildent, J. Brlghtwell;
iclal iecretary, H. A Bowron, »_»—-Hth
VL Union ol America—Local HO, Van*
■ver, B. C, meet! leeond and fourth Tnea-
■a in each month In Boom 818—819 Pen*
■ Street Weat. Preildent, 0. E. Herrett,
I Halting. Street Eaat', leeretarr, A. B.
|l, 820 Gamble Btreet. Shop phone, Ber*
|i.   R__l_____ phone. Dont. 81718,
aa.   K_noen-B __««.. _.»__. _«._«■	
Blollermakera, Iron Shipbuilder! and Help*
1 ol America, Local l»4—M.ellnga Srat
4 third Mondaya ta each month. Preil-
It, P. WiUli; .eerettry, A. Praier. OBee:
Em 803—a 19 Pender SUM*. Weat.   OOee
In. 9 to 11 a.m. and 8 to 5 p.m.	
trlckUyera or melon, for boiler worka,
, or marble aetten, phone Brleklaye-a'
ion. Labor Templo
■OH.   UBItur    in«fw
IBBS and Joiner., Loci) 452—Preildent.
I Dunn; recording iecretary, W. Page,
lineal agent, Oeo. H. Hardy. Ofllce:
l,m.804—310 r«nd«-Street Welt MeeU
lond end fourth Mondayi, 8 p.m„ Room 5,
*t Pender Street Weit,
Ji third Prldayi In each month, at 148 Cm--
la Street Weet. Preildent, David Cuthlll,
1,2 Albort Street; aeoretary-treaiurer, Oeo.
Jrri.on, 1182 Parker Street.	
nteein and Operating. Local 844—Meetl
Iry Thunday at 8 p.m., Boom 80. Labor
tuple. Seeretarytreaiurer, N. Qreen, 958
■rnby Stroet. Phone Sey. 7048B. Record-
*S  iecretary,  J.  B.  Campbell,   808   Flrat
Feet. North Vanconver,
JPreildent, Null MacDonald, No. 1 Firehall;
Bretary, 0. A. Wation, No. 8 Fireball.
PTEL   AND    RESTAURANT    Employeea
Ijnion,   Local   28—441   Seymour   Street.
leu Int and third Wedneadaya at 2:80
Second   and  fourth   Wedneadaya   at
tto   Dm.     Executive   board  meete   every
l.day at 3 p.m.   Pmldent, W. A. Colmar-
Lineal agent, A. Oraham,
Phone Seymour
DF CANADA—An Induitrlal union of all
ffkera in logging and conitruction campi.
let Dlitrlet and Oeneral Headqnarten, 61
Idova Street Weat, Vaneonver, B. 0.
Im. Seymour 7866. J. M. Clarke, general
"reUrytreaanrer; legal advlien, Henri.
Jj, Macdonald A Co., Vancouver, B. 0.;
Bltora, Meiara. Buttar A Chiene, Vancou.
ta*,.- v.  	
■CHINISTS LOCAL 182—Preaident, Lee
Teorge; lecreUry, J. 0. Keefe; builneia
bt, P. 8. Bengongh. OBce: 309, 819
[der Street Weet. lleete ih Boom 818—
J Pender Street Weet, on Int and third
aradaya In month.
■OHINIBTS LOOAL 692—Preildent, Ed.
Xawaon; eecretary, R. Hint; buiineu
Alt, P. R. Bengongh. OBee: 809—319
■der Street Weit. MeeU in Boom 8—
7 Pendor Street Welt, on leeond and 4th
Ladaya in month.
lf_f_0_T, Local 146, A. F. of M.—Meete at
Lie Hall, Homer Stnet, eecond Sunday,
Go e.m. Pmldent, Erneet 0, Miller, 991
lien Stnet; eeentary, Edward Jamieion,
Nelion Street: Inanelal aaentarr, W. E.
ttlame, 991 Nelion Street; organiier, F.
Jter, 991 Nelion Btreet.
■ORB and Paperhangen of America, Xoeal
Vancouver—Meiti 2nd and dth Thun-
i at 148 Cordova Street Well.    Phone,
, 8610.   Builneia agent, R. A. Baker.
look Builden, Local No. 2404--Meeta at
I Halting. Street Welt every Friday, at 8
■     Jae. Thompaon, flnanclal iecretary.
■irdova St. Weit, P. 0. Boi 671. Phone
1 8703.   Meeting! every Monday at 7:80
j   J. Peanon, bmlneii agent.	
K—Meeting nlghti, Int TuMday and Srd
■lay of each month at headquartera, 818
Wove Street Weit. Pmldent, D. Olllei-
1 vlce-pmldent, John Johnaon; iecretary
■mrer, Wm. Donaldaon, addreaa 318 Cor-
■a Street Weet. Branch agent'a addreu:
■TWo-rall,  678 Johnaon Street, Victoria,
lloyeei. Pioneer Dlvlilon, No. 101—MeeU
IP. Hall. Bighth and Klngiway, let and
1 Mondaya at 10:15 a.m. and 7 p.m. Pn*
J.nt. F. A. Hoover, 9409 Clarke Drive;
l.rding iecretary, A. V. Lofting; treaaurer,
■ F Andrew; financial aeontary and bulla ngent, W. H. Cottnll, 166—17th Ave.
■at. Office, corner Prior 'and Main Streetl.
Tne, Felrmont 4604Y
IVmorlca, Local No. 178—Meetinga held
It Monday in each month, 8 p.m. Preel-
■t, A. R. Oatenby; vlce-prealdent, Mra.
Ik; recording aeeretary, 0. MoDonald, P.
■Bos 603; nnanclal iecretary, P. McNeiah,
|0. Box 508.	
■let Ruaela—Vancouver branch meeta nrat
I' third Sunday, each month, 2 p.m., at 61
Slova Street Weat. For Information write
■oranch lecretary, B. T. A. B. R., 61 Cor
■n Stnet Weet, Vincouver, B. 0.
tnHRAPHIOAL UNION, No. 226—Preil-
ffent, R. P. Pettl|ilece: vlco-proildt-nt .7.
J Bryan; locrotary-treoaurcr, R. H. Nee-
|la P. 0. Box 66. Moeta laat Sunday of
1. month nl 2 p.m. In Labor Hall, 819
Ider Street Weat.
•.TION—Meeta at 091 Nelwn Street, al U
m. on the Tueaday preceding the Iat Bun-
■r of the month. Pnaldent, E. A. Jamie*
■ 901 Nelaon St.; Secretary, 0. ft, Wll-
■na, 991 Nelaon Bt : Bualneaa Agent, F.
Tidier. 901 Nelion St.	
famON, No. 418—Preildent, S. D. Mee-
■laid, aecrotary-trcainrer, J. M. Campbell,
fo -Box 889. Meeti laat Thunday of oach
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A Union Ia What You Make It
Some men imagine that a union
comes out of the aky, and thai is
made to order. This le a fallacy
whloh only active participation in
union affaire can destroy. Why not
be an active member, instead of a
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Choice Pot Roasts, from, tb 10c
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Choice Rolled Roasts, from, per
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Choice Boneless Stew Beef, per
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Small,   Meaty  Veal  Roasts,
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Sardines, 4 for  25c
C. ft B. Boiled Tongue  25c
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Heinz Spaghetti, per tin  15c
Cooked Ham, per lb  60c
Bolo Sausage, per lb  20o
J. rcsh-made Welners, per lb 20c
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[Lucy L. Woodsworth] *
■"• pers are foretelling it. They are
pointing out to us the preparations.
Military men are warning us that, the
next war will be something as yot un-
envisaged. Our writers—at leaet the
prophets among them, have been and
are crying out to ub that one more.
cataclysm and Western civilization
vanishes from off the earth. And
what are we doing as thiB night of
horrors is slowly—and perhaps not so
slowly after all*—engulfing us?
This time -when we awaken, we can
not speak of lt as a bolt from out a
clear sky. No; this time we are warned, though I believe that every news
sheet worthy ofl»the name, Canadian,
should follow the lead of some of our
papers and point out to us editorially
and with great lnclsiveness, the vortex into- which we are being drawn.
They should sound the siren which
they alone possess, because the vast
majority of our people are asleep. If
not, they are calm in the false belief
that what they hear fa but the last
stretchings and mutteringg of the demon—war, as he settles down upon
his full-fed bed. In reality these
thlngsvare portents. This demon never
sleeps. What we hear is his threat;
enlngs as insatiate, he speeds up his
minions^—the financiers with the mill
tarlsts and diplomatists of the world
—ito launch him upon his next great
orgy of slaughter. Well he knows that
this time beneath him nid men and
women and little children, French,
German, British, American, Russian,
Chinese, Japanese alike, we shall al}
huddle hopelessly together, abandoned, because to him—the Demon War
—we have dedicated our new and vaster kingdom than has been—the air.
Is there any real cause for concern?
Even a cursory reading of the papers
supplies the answer. Recently the Ottawa Citizen analyzed conditions and
preparations looking towards war, in
the leading (?) countries of the world
and their pawns—the smaller nations.
The editorial gave this conclusion, that
far from achieving reconstruction, the
world is being led through economic
warfare to another upheaval of which
the consequences are likely to be more
far-reaching than the last.
Just a little earlier, the Winnipeg
Free Press set before us whither the
world's diplomats are railroading us,
rather let us say air-routing us. The
article closed with this memorious—
compelling statement: "In 1913 we
were not much Interested in European
politics either; yet it was no light or
trivial thing that Europe did to Can*
ada in 1014."
Major-Genoral John F. O'Ryan, In
the Locomotive Engineers Journal for
April, writes: "This very day great
groups Qf well-trained]' industrlous officers are working out in all tlwir details, how your boys and others like
them are to be employed ln the next
war." After developing this Idea In
all Its sickening details, he states: "If
we could see before our eyes a composite picture of the sacrifice, suffering, death, grief and waste of war,
could we do else than designate it a
form of vicious insanity?" I am reminded that this, too, ia the very term
which Sidney and Beatrice Webb uaed
In their latest book, to designate war.
In its May numbers, the New York
Nation is running a serieH of articles
by M. W. Royse, upon "The Next War
tn the Air." In the flrst of these, the
writer rolls back the clouds which by
aome strange power have held our
eyes from seeing in the developments
of international commercial air-routes
at such colossal expense, the ghastly
preparations for turning great
stretches of country with their civilian
populations, into deserts, and wiping
whole cities off the face of the earth,
over night.
What matter that it is the militarists of France who are setting the
pace to the tune of an aeronautical
strength nearly four times that of
Great Britain, indeed such that she ts
now able' to defy the combined
strength of Europe. What matter
that Germany, with her middle classes
literally starving, her children so weak
that they must become an easy prey1
to the first plague that sweeps across
the lBtnd; what matter, I aay, that
Germany ranks second In her network
of atr routes; what matter that as
Foreign Affairs for April points out,
It would require £35,000,000 per annum, to make Britain the equal of
France, aeronautically, and that the
British parliament has just voted a
large increase for the air service; what
matter that we, even we here ln Canada, are this year making a grant of
$1,250,000 for the air service, representing an increase of $245,000; what
matters' the whole mad race? Just
this: That the common everyday people of all these nations hate and distrust the whole idea of war. And yet
just so surely as we do not arise and
make a great and sustained effort to
meet the present situation, we and our
children, yes, and all the children of
the Western World, are irrevocably
How can we meet the situation? In
the flrst place, we can get together In
groups and study present condltlona,
and our relation to them. Here we
can also gain courage by learning of
the strenuous efforts that men and
women are making in other countries
to grapple with the problem. In its
political aspect, wo can consider whether our vote of nearly $13,000,000
for next year "for natlonnl defence"
does not mean a rivetting on of the
chains which now link us to this madness of militarism. Should we not
rather Join forces with all those In
every country who are pressing In preparing tho peoples of the world for
this next great step forward?
What is going to lift our country
and other countries to the higher
plane of mutual goodwill and understanding, if. those of us—and wo are
vastly in the majority—who believe In
these things, keep silent? Our acquls-
cence means that soon the youth of
Workers of Nova
Scotia on Strike
(Continued from page 1)
the world, deluded anew, will be lined
up on opposite aides and set to the
task of slaughtering one another in
response to some insidious appeal to
their magnificent spirit,of altruism.
They want to bring some great good,
to the world. In reality, they will only
be helping some huge financial concerns to aecure more power, whether
it be through the medium of coal and
Iron or otl. Surely it Is time that we
made a critical study of the term "patriotism," and rescued lt from the
mire into which lt has been dragged
by the "patrloteers" whose greatest
opportunity comes ln wartime.
Undoubtedly the causes of modern
wars are economic ln character. Thia
must surely be evident to any one who
ha8 kept in touch with the world situation since the last war. Undoubtedly,
too, an outworn system of diplomacy
has effectively 'prevented the democratic control of foreign policy. But behind alt this and deeper, ls the ignorance and Indifference of the people at
We should demand that the truth
about militarism and war be taught
to the children in our schools. Why
not follow the recent action of Japan?
Through her educational director, Bhe
has expunged alt pride bf militarism
or war glory from her histories and
text books. In her new national readers also, national war heroes as such,
have been displaced by heroes from alt
lands. By heroes are meant the people who have helped to wrest from
science her secrets, to conquer suffering, or in other ways have aided In
the onward march of the human race.
Could we not through our parent-
teacher federations, our schools and
home clubs and all sympathetic organizations, cause a similar step to be
taken in Canada? Could we not steadily urge our departments of education
to introduce into our achoola, textbooks in which heroism la not associated with slaughter, and through which
our children should come to realize
that we have a community of interests
with the peoples of all other nations.
Nor is this all. We must carry the
campaign into the church and the
home. "Give me the child until he Is
seven years of age, and I care not who
has him afterward," is just aa true
now as when it was formulated. Recently I passed a group of mothers
happily absorbed in watching thetr little children, aB for want of a better
place, they played merrily in the street
at evening. Just then an automobile,
entirely beyond the control of its intoxicated driver, dashed around the
curve towarda them. A moment more
and he would have been upon them,
but one final lurch overturned the car
juat In the nick of time. Is there not
a grave possibility that Canadian parents may be so absorbed ln trying to
procure the Immediate w$ll-beIrilT Of
their children as to be entirely oblivious to the danger which so ominously
Time pasaea; the task ls mights'. By
the anguish of untold millions in thla
and other countries; by the wealth o£
disinterested goodwill, native tp human hearts the world over; by our sacred obligation to those who gave
their lives, not to perpetuate, but to
end war; by the fact taht we know
now that due to its very nature, war
does not and can not settle our misunderstandings and quarrels, let us
arouse ourselves to the supreme task
which faces the people of this generation. H. G. Wella Is truly a prophet
when he warna us that It is a race between education and catastrophe,
Every reader of Tho' Federationist
can render valuable assistance by renewing their subscriptions as soon as
they are due, and by Inducing another
nbrker to subscribe. It does not take
much effort to do this.   Try lt.
Minimum Wage Board
Bt  Order  Governing  Win* and Working
Conditions ln   the   M«jnufactnrin|
NOTICE U hereby given that pnnuint to
the provision.- of tho "Minimum Wigs
Act," ft publlo meeting will be' held at the
Court Home, Vancouver, on Tucidny, the
17th of July, 1923, at 10 a.m., and follow*
ing days, if necessary, for the purpoie of
hearing any peraon Interested In tho reconsideration of the Order of the Board governing wages, hours of labour and general con*
ditlon* now in effect in the Manufacturing
Industry, which includos tho work of females engaged In tho making, preparing, altering, repairing, ornamenting, printing,
finishing, packing, assembling the parts of,
ond adapting for uso or sale any article or
commodity, but excepting fish, fruit, and
vegetable drying, canning, preserving, or
A cordinl invitation to be preient Is ex*
tended to all those who deBire to be heard
on the above question boforo any change
is made in the existing order.
Victoria, B.C., Juno 26th,  1928.
In Divorco and Matrimonial Causes 0.308-£3
/ und
To: Harold Hugh Chipperfleld, late of 975
Hornby Street, and of tjin Hotol Vanconver, Oeorgia Street West, both in tho
City of Vancouver, Province of British
TAKE NOTICE that ft Citation has born
Issued in this Court citing yuu to npponr
and annwor tho Petition of Florence Chipper*
Hold of 3870 10th Avenue WeBt, in thu
Municipality of Point Orey. County of Vnn*
cr-'UVer, In tho Bald Provinco o( British Col-
nmbia, praying for a diHsolution ot marriage.
In' default of your so appearint. you will not
be nllowed to nddrpHs the Court nnd the
Court will proceed to hear tho said Petition
proved and pronounce stntonRG In respect
thereto. And Tako Kurt hei Nollco thHt for
tho purpose aforoMnld, within one month
aftor the date of this puhlkntion -in appearance must be entered nt tlie Registry Offico
of the Supreme Court of British Columbia,
at Vancouver, B, C.'
(Signed)   W.  A.  MACDONALD,  J.
Israel I. Rublnowits. Solicitor for P-nUlonor.
Vancouver, B C.
men.   Thia strike was a great success.    The corporation agreed not
to proceed againat any worker because of his union activities.   As is
usual with this corporation in dealing with, the workers, they broke
the    agreement and   some of the
union men who had acted as pickets, were arreBted In April, when It
looked as if the ateel workers were
going to strike again.
Finanoial aid Is being called for the
steel workers, while the position of tha
miners ls outlined ln the following
passage, taken from the Maritime Labor Herald:
"The main issue of the convention
is the raising of wages to the 1921
standard. The delegates are firmly
determined to force the British Umpire Steel Corporation to give them
the 1921 rates out of whioh they
were cheated ln August last by the
uae of troops and starvation against
them. A telegram sent to Wotvin,
preaident of the Besco, demanding
the 1921 rates brought a refusal
from him. The policy adopted by
the convention declares , that the
corporation has violated the contract and it Is therefore null and
void, and the miners are free to resume the atruggle for higher wages.
If Bejco refuses the demand a Btrike
of all mine workers will take place
to force the corporation to grant the
higher rate."
Springfield, Itl.—The State Senate
has defeated the old age pension bill
which was fostered by a fraternal organization in co-operation with the
State Federation of Labor, the United
Mine Workers and the joint legiala-
tlve Labor board of Illinois.
Tenders for Water Pipe
The CouncU is prepared to receive tenders
for the supply of:
5,000 feet of    4-Inch water pipe
10,000 feet of    6-inch water pipe
1,000 feet, ef    8-inch water pipe
1,009 feet of  10-inch water pipe
Quotations are requested on  "Lapwelded
Steel"  or  "Cast Iron"  pipe and f. o. b.
Vancouvor, B. C.
Specifications, full particulars and forma
of tender may bo obtained on application to
the Municipal Engineer.
Tenders must be accompanied by a deposit
of five (5) per cent, of the amount of tne
tender as security that the party whose tender is accepted will enter Into the required
contraot for the supply of the pipe.
Tenders must reach the undersigned by S
p.m. of Monday, July 9th proximo, In sealed
envelope endorsed "Tender for Water Pipe."
No tender necessarily accepted.
O. M. O.
Municipal   Hall,   5B51   West   Boulevard,
Vancouver, B. C, June IS, 1928.
SEPARATE  tenders  are  asked  ior  kalso-
mining Interior and painting exterior of
the following schools:
Brock   Main  Building,   !Uth   Ave.   and
Main  St.
Carleton   Frame   Bldg.,  Kingsway  and
Joyce Bd.
Mackenzie   Main  Bldg-,  46th   Ave. and
Fraser St.
Selkirk   Frame   Bldg.,  22nd   Ave.  and
Commercial St.
Specifications may bo seen aftor 5 p.m. at
the residence of Trustee Raraaa}, 150—55th
Ave. East.
All paint and kalsomine will bo supplied
by the Board.
The lowest or any tender not necessarily
accepted in wholo or ln part.
.  Sealed tenders marked "Labor for Paint*
ing"  to be In not later than July  10th,
1923, at 4 p.m*
J. A. BLAIR, Secretary.
29th Ave. and Main St.,
South Vancouver, B. C.
SEALED tenders marked "Tender for
School" will be reoelved by the undersigned up to 4 p.m., Tuesday, July 10th,
1928, for the erection and completion of a
new West Wing, of frame construction, to
the John Oliver High School, on 45th Ave.
near Fraser Ave. ■"
' Separate tenders are requested for the
Steam Heating and Plumbing trades.
Plans, specifications and forms of tender
may be obtained at the office of Messrs.
Twltell k Twlsell, architects, 719 Metropolitan Building, upon deposit ot the aura of
Five (S) Dollars which will be refunded
when plans and specifications are returned.
Tenders to be made out on tbe forms provided and to be accompanied by a certified
cheque, payable to the South Vancouver
Board of School Trustees, equal to Five (5)
per cent, of the amount of tender. Such
cheque wilt be forfeited should contractor
fall to enter Into a contract when called
upon to do so. If tender be not accepted
tne cheque will be returned.
Accepted tenderer will be required to fur-
nlah approved surety bond to the amount of
Fifty (SO) per cent, of the contract amount.
The lowest or any tender not necessarily
J. A. BLAIR, Secretary.
29th  Ave. and Main  St.,
South Vancouver,  B.C.
Relieved in two minutes with
Jo*To relieves gas pains, acid stomach, heartburn,  altercating distress and  all forma of
indigestion quickly,  without  harm.
AU Drag Stores.
except contract lines.
Hudson's Bay Company
Chairman Workers' Party of America, at the
Sunday, July 8th. 1923
The subject mil be: "SOVIET RUSSIA TODAY."
Comrade Catmor. bas recently returned from .a Eevun moutlu
visit to the first working elass republic.
CTOVES AND RANGES, both malleable and steel,
McClary's, Fawcett's, Canada's Pride, installed
free by experts; satisfaction guaranteed.  Cash or
$2.00 per wefck.
Canada Pride Range Company Ltd.
346 Hastings Street East Sey. 2399
Five-sixths of the timbered area of B. C.
belongs to the People.
Each year, it is increasing in value as the
more accessible timber is cut.
In 1922 there was received from the sale
of such timber the sum of $620,000.
This helped to keep your taxes down, and
to build up the Province.
Green Timber is British Columbia's assurance of Perpetual Prosperity.
Is Good and Cold
—and Purity is the principle followed in its manufacture.
Every container of Britannia Beer is kept scrupulously clean and it
is stored in cold hygienic cellars.
Insist on Britannia; it is sold by all Government Vendors.
This advci'tiscni-nt is not published tri displayed by tho Liquor Control Board or by thc
Government of British Columbia. PAGE POUR
fifteenth year. N„. 27 BRITISH COLUMBIA FEDERATIONIST Vancouver. B. o.
for Men and Young Men
at new Low Level prices
■THIS particular range from our
■*■ regular stock comprises sport
models as well as more conservative styles, and ia very exceptional value for tomorrow. Perfectly tailored in every detail,
and regular $25 to $30 values
Your choice for only— *i
45-49 Hastings St., East
Manufacturer's Saleof
Refrigerator Cabinets
Theie combined Befrigeretora uid
Kitchen Cablnols are left on our hands
and will be cleared at a great aacriflce.
They combine tho advantages of Kitohen
Cabinet and Ice Box, and have the following conveniences: Metal Hour bin, metal-
lined bread drawer, utensil and cutlery
drawers, sliding curtain doors, white porcelain enamel baking board 48 in. bf 27
in., large centre ice compartment and two
food compartments.
Housewives and tboae intending to
build should see these Cabinety, as they
will be cleared at little more than the
price of an ordinary kitchen cabinet.
These Cabinets are equipped with rustless hardware and glass drawer and door
Robertson & Hackett
Sash and Door Co.
North End Granville Street Bridge
After-Eating   Distress
And all forms of stomaoh trouble, such as
gas, pains, acid, sour, burning stomaoh are
jjl relieved in two minutes by taking
Jo-To sold by all Druggists.
■wt *•«•. Wt*. ud Sat Iraiin
S0_ HOEUBT ST. Opp. Court Hm
TWO men went Into a atore; one
a stogie man from an association
from which be recoived a 10 per
cent, discount; the other man has a
family and is out of work—ho paid
10 per cent, more than tbe single
man. Wo charge ono fair priee tc all-
Genuine Red Fox Outing Shoe,
In men's, boys' and youths, at
 11.90, $1.70 and $1.50
Children'^ Cowhide Sandals, at
 $1.15, $1.25 and $1.35
Gilt Edge Polish, at    35c
Men's Black Bib Overalls, 32 to
44, at $1.85
Men'a Khaki Pants, $1.05 and
Hen's and Boys' Furnishings, Hats, Boots and Shoes
(Between 7th and 8th Avenues)
Phone, Fairmont 4859
According to figures of the United
States Bureau ot Labor statistics,
published in the Monthly Labor Review for June, the cost of living is
continuing its upward swing. "The
cost of the various articles of food,
combined, show an increase of 8 per
cent, in April, 1923, as compared with
April, 1922, and an increase of 1 per
cent. In April, 1928, as compared with
March, 1923." Since April, 1918, there
has been an increase of 48 per cent,
in the retail prices of food.
Washington—"Ordinary diplomacy
has left the world in a terrible mess,"
declared Chief Justice McCoy of the
District of Columbia supreme court,
in a speech In this city,
Monday       H
"     12.00
Mon., Sat,
Mon., Wed., Sat.
Wed., Sat.  .
Wed.., June 6th, 8:00 p.m.
and Fortnightly .thereafter.
Tourist and Travel Bureau
527 (iranvlllo Street
Workers of Buffalo Make
Mayor bf City
Back Up
A significant victory for free speech
waB won in Buffalo, New York, Monday last, when Carlo Tresca, noted
Italian editor and a leader of the anti-,
Fascisti movement in the United
States, returned to Buffalo to vindicate the constitutional right of free
speech which, had been refused- by
Mayor Schwab of that city the flrst
time Tresca tried to speak there on
May 8.
Tresca was scheduled to speak in
Buffalo on Sunday night, but the hall
was locked by the police inspector,
under orders of Mayor Schwab, who
had left the city for the day. The
meeting was adjourned until the following day.
On Monday morning a committee,
representing the American Civil Liberties Union, consisting of Rev. Alfred
Priddis, of the Chuch of Extension
Society of Efcuffalo, who was scheduled
as chairman of the meeting, Eustace
Reynolds, attorney for the union, Pat
Qulnlan, editor of the New Age, and
James Battistonf, leader of the local
Italian group, waited on the mayor.
The mayor was still cold to the idea
of Tresca speaking. He claimed that
"Tresca had a bad reputation, ahd
police chiefs all over the country had
congratulated him on preventing the
flrst Tresca meeting."
By the afternoon, he announced
that Tresca might address the meeting, provided he spoke in English
When a former diatrict attorney was
quoted to the effect that it made no
difference what language a speaker
used, but what he said which counted,
the mayor weakened visibly. He asked his corporation counsel for legal
advice and was told that up to date,
his actions had been illegal. The
mayor then "consented" to the hold'
ing of the meeting that night.
"We had a record crowd at the
meeting," Tresca reported to the Civil
Liberties Union. "We had to educate
the mayor of Buffalo as to the mean
ing of constitutional rights, but I
don't think he will be likely to interfere with another meeting for some
time to come. We wet without a permit, and we will continue to meet
without it Irrespective of any change
in the mood of Mayor Schwab."
H***|..f'*"I-i»ii|ii»i i«i '*i it—it"fi—f-*>"fi*H"*»"t-*"*-
Nature Is very beautiful lf you can
flnd a spot where nobody has had a
Who Shall Be Miss Vancouver?
The members of organized labor
are challenged. The employers associations are opposed to the efforts being made to the drive to provide a
home for organized labor, but each
member of the trade union movement
can support this project, by voting
and buying a ticket for the Trades
Council Queen of Vancouver.
Upstairs at 663 ORANVILLE STREET
Leap the Dips
Old Mill
Every afternoon and evening
Adults 10c;  Ohlldren 6c.
We linen days and Saturdays
0 p.m. to 12 p.m.
Finest   pavilion   un   tho   Pacific
Take Hustings East cur, No, 8.
or Powell St. car, No. 12, to thu
Light refrcHhiiicntfl at pavilion.
mm} *wiy wj_i om
New Vigor and Strength in Every Drop
Hero's thc ideal- summer drink, stimulating and refreshing, aud when you place your order for two dofccn
or more at the Government Vendor's store, we deliver
it to you free of chargo from our own refrigerator
plain at just tlie right temperature. Service and
quality is our motto.
Need fpr Bringing Workers
Together Is Generally
Local Vancouver No. 1 of the Socialist Party of Canada held the flrst
of its summer picnics on Sunday, July
1, at Kitsllano beach. The attendance, upwards of 150, while exceeding1
the expectations of the committee in
charge, was extremely gratifying to
them. Nature in one of her sunniest
of moods, and the water fine, lashings of Ice cream, fruit, candles, thirst
quenchers of various brands, luncheons
at 3 and 6 o'clock, races for the young
and the fat, and in the evening community singing, all contributed towards an enjoyable day.
While general satisfaction was expressed, the committee is very much
aware of certain shortcomings in the
way of equipment and arrangements.
Such shortcomings will be provided
against as far as possible ln future
affairs of this kind. But there ls another matter of a more difficult nature to be overcome upon which a
few remarks may not be out of the
way. How can we break down the
shyness between those of us who are
but distantly acquainted, or perhaps
total strangers to each other? Some
of it disappears, of course, with frequent association at social functions.
Nevertheless it is desirable that all
should be brought immediately into
unreserved fellowship, especially so in
regards to visitors to this locality
from other parts whose first impressions of us may be their last. From
all points of view, it is desirable their
impressions be pleasant ones. As
means towards this desired end, it
seems we must mainly look to the
traits of our women folk rather than
to the men, because they are supposed
to have an absorbing Interest in purely personal affairs and relationships,
while men are more interested in objective discussions of movements and
events. The more plausible explanation for this, it seems, lies in the differences of the daily, activities of men
and women. The work of men takes
them more into the world of events,
social movements and the outside
business of earning a livelihood,
Whereas women's sphere of the fam-;
ily, centering around husband and
children and social friendships, seems
more personal. If, however, we chiefly
depend on oue women folk for creating a feeling of fellowship at our social functions, the men are not thereby
absolved from doing their part. A
mutual emulation on all sides is desired, and strangers are requested to believe that any neglect they may feel
is due only to the awkwardness of
shyness rather than to the narrow-
spirit of the exclusive. Another plcnlo is to be held on Sunday, July 16
at the same place. At this writing,
the committee has under consideration
the selling of tickets at this picnic
for an excursion by boat to same resort at a later date. No decision,
however, has yet been reached on the
matter. During the summer months,
the local intends to continue.to hold
these picnics from time to time, and
in the fall hopes to rent more commodious quarters ln which entertainments and dances can be held. Such
quarters are also needed for a projected educational programme, included in which an open forum, to which
specialists in science and others qualified to speak on matters of social
[•interest will be invited to speak. The
pity Is that we do not have such quarters of our own. However, a building fund for that purpose Is beltffe
built up. Donations to the-fund may
be sent -to the- editor of.the -Western
Clarion, and made payable to Ewen
MacLeod, P. O. Box 710, Vancouver,
B.' C.
Education has a placo In the work
ing class movement, and the truths of
modern science are one of the great
forces of progress, despite C. K.'s cynical depreciation of their power in
the last issue of the Western Clarion.
True enough,. the truths of, science
have not been put to use in solving
the social problem, as lt has in solving
the problem of production for reasons
of ruling class interest. Nevertheless,
science Is throwing its light on the
causes of social evils today as never
before, and is massing a concensus of
opinion that will be a contribution to
hpclnl change of a kind fundamental
in its nature. Scientific research into
the social problem ls becoming more
efficient, and its explanations better
ones as the days go by. The common
sneer at science that it is always
changing Its mind, has no point. The
discarded truths of science are but
rejected goods, that is, good explanations discarded for better ones. In its
search for the control of human destiny, science must continue to knock
at every door. Among all the necessary activities of the working class
movement. let us keep in touch with
the findings of science, and prosper
the cause of working class education
on the social problem.
The Iot of the youfig workers of
Canada is not a 'pleasant one. The
capitalist use you in place of adult
workers in the factories because he
can make you do the same amount of
work for less wages. You are cheaper
to him than an adult worker, therefore, he makes greater proflt by hiring you. When you are unemployed
your position ls more desperate than
that of those workers who are married, because they receive doles and
you do not. Altogether you are the
most exploited and worst treated of
the whole working class.
The organizations which you join
thinking that they are built to conduct sports, etc., are supported by the
financiers and magnates because in
these organizations you are taught to
be a willing worker, to respect the
law, and become a "good citizen."
They keep you in poverty and tell you
that some day you can become a millionaire. The Y. M. C. A., the church
clubs, the Boy Scouts, are all financed
by the bosses to poison your mind and
to prevent you finding out that you
are being exploited for the beneflt of
the capitalists.
The. Young Communists League of
Canada fs composed of young workers
who have learned that the young workers must organize themselves to resist the exploitation of the youth by
the capitalists, to struggle against the
system of paying the young worker
less than the adult worker while he
does the same amount of work.
We organize together to flnd out
why it Ib that these things are so. We
know that capitalism only offers misery and degradation for the'whole of
the working'class. Capitalism must
give place to Communism—a classless
state of society where exploitation of
Labor is done away with. The struggle for Communism demands that the
youth of the working class take their
stand along- with the whole of the
working class.. Your place is in the
Labor movement, In the struggle of
the working class against capitalist
exploitation. To remain in the Y. M.
C. A. and the church clubs means
that you are fighting against your
class, aiding the capitalists to keep
the working class in subjection to
their rule.
The next meeting of the Young
Communist League will be held on
July 6, Friday, at 8 p.m., in the W. P.
hall, 303 1-2 Pender Westwjiear the
corner of Pender and Hamilton
Streets. All young workers should, at
tend this meeting, and all workers
should influence their children to Join
the revolutionary movement.
Jim Larkin Announces Militant Spirit of
Workers *
Dublin, (Special to The Federatlonist)—Irish Labor is sound. During
the past few weeks, Jim Larkin, after
an absence of nearly nine years, haB
been addressing various mass meetings throughout ftie south of Ireland.
Thomas Johnson, chairman of the
Irish Labor Party, and leader of the
opposition within the Dail (the Irish
national parliament), has also been
addressing various meetings ln preparation for the coming general elections.    . ,
All along the route of his tour, Jim
Larkin hae met with a wonderful re
ception. The welcome accorded him
by the masses has been one that demonstrates beyond the shadow of a
doubt that Jim Larkin, despite his
long and enforced absence, is still the
idol of the Irish working class,
Larkin has boldly declared to the
nation that he is a Republican, and
that he IB out for a workers republic.
His appeal for peaoe has been received
with rapt attention by his audiences
for they know from past experience
thut Larkfn would not advocate
peace based upon cowardice, rather
than one based upon a recognition of
the facts.
Johnson has visited various towns
in the south, feeling that Larkin might
prepare the way fois him, and allay
the opposition that feels that the parliamentary representatives of Labor
might have made a more sincere and
determined protest against the action
of the a-Jleged Free State government
In executing men without triorf, and in
ordering well-known Republicans to
be shot, rather than arrest them.
Before a packed hall In Waterford,
Johnson attempted to explain his
position, but cheers for "Jim Larkin
and De Valera" made it impossible
for him to be heard. In other places
the audience has been small. The
Irish Labor Party is reaping what it
has sown,
Irish Labor is not reactionary. It
demands a revolutionary policy. It
also demands a leadership that can be
relied upon. Because Larkin represents a revolutionary policy, and is a
leader whose work can not be questioned, taht is the reason why the
Irish working class greets him with
such arousing welcomes.
Is the Loggers'Mail
Being Tampered With?
(Continued from Page 1)
camps at Carriden Bay offer any explanation to this phenomena?
It ls things like this that the men
working in the woods are up against.
Their mail disappears under what is,
to say the least, peculiar circumstances
if they make any kick they are blacklisted by the employers, and either
chased out of the country or out of
the industry, they are kicked about
and "cussed" about, and to cap It all,
the government of British Columbia
conscripts them for flre, fighting when
a forest flre breaks out, reduces their]
wages fifty per cent, while on this
work, and intimates that if they refuse to humbly accept the government
wage cut, they will be "fined from
$25 to $300.
This is the Btate of affairs, not in
Bolshevik Russia, that ls so berated
by our masters, but In Capitalist Canada, and in that portion of Canada
which is regarded as having the best
conditions for the working class. If
this happens to meet the eye of some
Labor editor of the British Isles, he ls
requested to publish it in order that
members of'the British working class
who contemplate coming to Canada
can have some Idea of the conditions
in the country. In the meantime, I
would ask the following questions:
| James M. Dempsey, can you or your
employees, who look after the mail
at your camp at Carriden Bay tell me
whether you ever received any of- the
above enumerated parcels of papers
and letters? If yes, 'what became of
them? If no, then tell us please, how
many private letters you can prove
you have lost during the past three
and a half months?
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thoy are due, and by inducing another
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children from four to fourteen years
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the opposition reply showed the proposal to be so grotesque that the bulk
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Why Let Oeorge Do It
If you do not attend your union
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