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TENTH YEAR.   No. 22
No Settlement Yet of Shipyard Strike
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Negotiation! Are Still Being Carried On
Senator Robertson Still
Settlement—Seattle Metal
wrights' Action—Agreemei
Murphy Board
|ng Conferences With Men and Employers, Prospects Look Bright for
|ies Council Neither Favors 48-Hour Week Nor Approves of Ship-
i—Agreemei  t Cached With Coughlan's and Rates Granted as Handed Down by
With 44-Hov §;Veek—Action of Returned Soldiers Not Sanctioned by G. W. V. A.
The strike in the shipbuilding industry assumed definite shape on Monday morning. The holidays being uvci
the effects could be readily seen. All yards and shops were completely tied up both on the mainland and on the
Coughlan's yard was the only plant that was working, the men having an agreement with this firm until
August 1st, and negotiations were being carried on as to the wage question.
The Labor Temple assumed an air of greater activity than ever, the members of the various unions attending their respective quarters for the purpose of registering their names on the strike roll.
The following statement issued by the Victoria and Vancouver Metal Trades councils early on Monday
morning puts the case for the men affected in such a manner that no doubt remains as to what was the issue,
and the reason that the men took the action they did, and refutes the statements and inferences that have been
made from time to time in the press.
In view of the misrepresentation, either intentional or due to lack
of knowledge by the press of the city, which has been made as to
tho issuo between the shipyard workers, und tho Imporial Munitions
Board, Wooden Shipbuilding Department, the following statement
is issued:
In June, 19.17, a joint meeting of employers and the representatives of organized labor was held in the Board of Trade rooms. At
this meeting organized labor pledged itself to onter into an agreement with tho employers who were then figuring on S&ip and Engine Contracts.
The next meeting of any importance was one arranged by Mr.
R. P. Butchart in the Vancouver Hotel, August 15th.
At this meeting a scale of wages covering the different crafts
was drawn up and agreed to, to becomo effective October lBt, and
to remain in effect for one year, witb the proviso that in the event
of tho cost of living boing advanced over fivo per cent., that the
scale of wages would be revised, the proof of the increase in thc
cost of living to be based on the figures gathered and published
by the Department of Labor.
This scale of wages was submitted to tho I. M. B. for ratification,
who came forward with a counter proposition, requesting organized
labor to await tho findings of tho Wage Adjustment Board, appointed by the United States Government, who were investigating
into the conditions as prevailing in the shipyards on the Pacific
Coast, the I. M. B. agreeing to put tho findings of the Wage Ad-
juiinont Board into effect from September 1st.
In addition to this, the I. M. B. agroed that if organizod labor
on the American sido was successful in obtaining any increase in
wages, that they would grant a similar increase. This wus agreed
to both verbally and by letter.
Later an apponl was lodged by the members of organizod labor
on the American, as well as on the Canadian side, against the findings of the wage adjustment board, and'as a result of this a ten
por cent, advance was given in wages on tho American side as a
war premium, the dato of this award being December 8th. This
premium to become a permanent wnco increase on the 1st of February, 1918.
The Metal Trados Council notified tho I. M. B. as tb the award
given out by the wage adjustment board on tho American side,
nnd Mr. Butchart immediately raised tho question of the award
being a bonus and not a wage increase, and did not in his opinion,
think the board was morally bound to pay it. Organized labor waB
prepared to concede this point, but immediately it bocamo a permanent wage increase on February lBt, then taking the I. M. B.
promises both verbal and writton, to the effect that any permanent
wage increase on the American side would be granted en this side,
they demanded tho f jlfllmont of those promises; still Mr. Butchart
contended that in his opinion, tho I. M. B. wero not morally bound
to pay tho increase and wired to Sir Joseph Flnvello, who sustained
this position, and as a result a strike was called for 1st of March,
The Dominion Government then appointed the Murphy Commission, and oa request of Judge Murphy, who appeared before the
Metal Trades Councils of Vancouver and Victoria, it was decided
that the strike would be called off until such time as the commission reportod.
In view oft the foregoing facts it cannot bo truthfully snid that
the men have not tried to come to somo amicable settlement, and
that they have been unreasonable. Mr. Butchart as representing
thc I. M. B. has brokon his promises which were accepted by tho
men as thc promises of a responsible official, and had no doubt that
they would be livod up to.
, The conclusions of the Murphy Commission as to the justico of
the demand for the ten per cent, increase as from February 1st,
are as follows: "That the mon wonp morally and legully entitled
to thc ton per cent, increase. Further, Judge Murphy, in bis report to tho Government, pointed out that if tho men were not
grantod tho same rates of wages as paid on the American side, aud
they were denied tho right to leave the country in search of higher
wnges, that it would mean industrial conscription, which thc Gov-
ernment had stated was not their policy."
Tho Government has approved of the commission's roport, and
has agreed that tho ten por cent, increnso should be paid, same to
be retroactive as from February 1st, in addition to this, the commission stated that Mr. Butchart was in error in deducting fifty
cents por day from the carpentors while tho Macoy Board's decision was being awaited, and that this money should be refunded to
the men concerned.
Has these conditions boon granted by Mr. Butchart! The answer is no. Mr. Butchart has not taken any stops to put this into
offect; delegations have waited upon him, and have as yet been
unable to roach any settlement, and as a result the striko has been
Tho issue as now put forward by Mr. Butchart is the quostion of
tho 44-hour week as versus 48-hour week. It should be noted that
the quostion of hours has nover entered into the negotiations until
after the Murphy Commission roported, and is only raised at this
time, in order to find a loophole for tho I.-M. B. to evado thc payment of the "retroactive pay, which it iB estimated will amount to
the sum of a quarter of a million dollars.
In proof of this statement we would point to the fact that the
shipyards in Vancouver havo never worked thc 48-hour week, and
.as Judge Murphy pointed out, were entitled to the retronctivc pay,
'as thoy were novor asked to mork more thnn 44 hours a week. In
addition, tho machine shops aVd other works who were affected
both in Vancouver and Victoria have not at any timo worked more
than the forty-four-hour week, and with six ways in the shipyards
in Victoria idlo, and mon being laid off evory woek there is int
HE Imperial Munitions Bonrd post-4-for some time, was engaged on Monday-
- -  in the registration of returned men who
wore willing to work in tho yards during the striae.
Tho War VetcranB or* Vancouver
have issued a statoment which confirms
their attitude as adopted ut their con*
vention, which does not approve of re*
turned men boing used as strikebreakers, and as an organizntion they are
opopsed to the action of the men in
Victoria. This is as it should be, many
of tho returned soldiers being members
of the unions affected by the strike.
Senator Gideon Robertson, who hns
been asked by the Dominion government to net as medintor between the
contending parties, nrrived in Vancouver on Monday morning, and His Worship Mayor Gale took the first step
towards a settlement by inviting representatives of labor and tho employers
to meet tho Benntor at lunch in the
Hotel Vancouver.
After the vnrious speakers had boen
called upon by the mayor to express
thoir views, a committoe of six wob appointed to act as a committeo of arrangements, and as an advisory committee to the senator,
The committee appointed wns as follows: Gordon J. Kelly, presidont Vancouver Trados and Labor Couneil; D.
McCnllum, president B, C. Federation
of Labor, ana J. H. McVety as representatives of lnbor; G. G. Bushby,
president of the B. C. Manufacturers
association; P. G. Shallcross, president
of the Board of Trade, nnd J. M. Watson, president of tho Rotary Club, ns
representatives of the employers.
Othors who attended the luncheon
were R. P. Pettipiece, G. D. Ireland,
ed the following notice at all its
lynrds on Monday morning:
This yard is a governmont yard,
working solely upon ships to assist
the Imperial government and their
allies to win the war.   The wages
offered aro fair and every patriotic
citizen of British Columbia should
lend all the assistance in his power towards tho speeding np of the
completion  of  tho   ships.    Those
formerly   engaged   in   this   work
should not permit any cessation of
the work.   It is the duty of everyone to the government and to his
family in this hour of need to carry-
on, and it is felt thnt every right-
thinking man with Britiah blood in
his voins will respond.
The notice  did  not evidently bave
the desired effect, and if the return of
the men to work is the proof of thoir
mving British blood in   their   veins,
hen they are dovoid, but our estimate
)f the British characteristics is that
hey consist of backbone and determin-
itlon to aee that thoy are treated ns
nen;  that also is evidently the feeing of tho men as they did not ro-
The returned soldiers of Victoria de-
lided to work in the yards and to ask
he returned men in other parts of tbe
irovince, who were capable of taking
ip work in the shipyards, to adopt thir
lourse. John Day, Victorin, and until
lately a member of the Plumbers Local,
ind a member of tho TradeB
ppunejj of that city, and who has been
jn the employ of the Imperial Muni-
lions Board . shipbuilding   department
necessity for the men working an increased number of hours. Further, Mr. Butchart himself has given the yards in Victoria the 44-
hour weok, the Cameron-Genoa and Foundation yards, and the Ogden Point plant being at thia timo closed down on Saturday afternoon. ■
In further proof that the 44-hour week is not tho issue, but that
the stakes Mr. Butehart is playing for is the quarter of a million
dollars retroactive pay, is the notice posted in the yards in reBpect
to wages, etc., which calls for the 44-hour weok. And it should
be noticed that if the men work 44 hours they only receive pay for
44 hours, and* not for 48 hours.
The notico referred to is an insult to tbe members of organized
labor after all our efforts to come to an amicable aettlement. It is
a denial of our right to collective bnrgnining, giving as it does a
tnke it or leave it proposal, and closes tho avenues for labor to have
a aay in tho conditions under which they will work, or as to what
wages they shall receive.
The Murphy Commission in commenting on the men who have
carried on the negotiations states that they should bo congratulated
on the way ia which they had presented their case. In addition to
this, tho statoment was nlBo made that the efficiency of the men
wns not questioned. In giving evidence beforo the Commission,
Mr, Butchart stated: "May I express ray appreciation of the uniform courtesy given me by the representatives of organized labor
at the many meetings I havo hnd with them during tho past year.
Thoy will agree tbat the meetings invariably were characterized
by a mutually good feeling between us, even if we could not always
see eye to eye with eacn othor. On my p*hrt, I have learned to
greatly respect the majority of tho men I have met at these meetings, and appreciate that it largely through their efforts that during this unfortunate time of unrest, a striko in the yards has not
occurred." Does that statement benr out the inference that the
men have been unreasonable? that they have not tried to prevent a
tie-up, or doeB it prove that the responsibility now rests on the
I, M, B.f On whom doeB the future of the shipbuilding industry
rest? Wc are confident that if the same spirit had been shown
by the I. M. B., as has been ahown by the men, that tho trouble
could havo been averted. In the Commission's report, comment is
made on tho statement aB above given by Mr. Butchart as one of
congratulation that organized labor has been so reasonable and
sincere in its efforts to prevent a cessation of work, and as in con'
tradistinction we would point out that on the American side a
very different attitude has been taken on these questions by tho
people directing the shipbuilding programme, and a more sympathetic attitude adopted.
In conclusion it has been stated that the mon are going to kill
the shipbuilding industry on thiB const. This, on tho face of it,
is a ridiculous statement, as thc demise of shipbuilding would affect
their economic position, but with statements in thc press to tbe
effect that contracts can be'secured by the contractors for more
shipB, we are wondering why six ways are now idle in the City of
Victoria, while the Skinner and Eddy Co. at Seattlo can securo
contracts to thc oxtent of one hundred million dollars during the
last few days, and that firm is nt tho presont time pnying a higher
rnte of wages than is being paid here, and why it is that other
firms aro not allowed to establish new yards in tho province? Is
it a fnct that the contractors in the city could take contracts if the
prosent yards were freo from the I. M. B., and thnt a contract from
Italian interests for fifty-three ships had to go begging, and that
the I. M. B, has stated that it was not possible to have more ships
constructed as there was a shortage of labor on this coast.
The organized labor movement knows that those are facts, ns
they hnve been approached by representatives of people who aro
desirous of undertaking shipbuilding on this coast, and wires have
been received from New York asking if agreements could bo made
with organized labor, which have been answered in the affirmative,
and that representatives of tho Norwegian Governmont hnve been
informed by the I. M. B. that it ib not possiblo to construct ships
on this Const ns there waa a shortngo of labor. This is incorrect.
There is no shortage of lnbor, and it is time that the people of this
province looked into this question, if they do not desire to see the
industry killed, not by organized labor, but by incompetent administration.
On the Americnn side of thc line in the shipyards will be found
many roturned Canadian soldiers. If the shipyards on thia Coast
were run to capacity, there would be no need for mon to leave their
owa eountry to seek employment in any other country, and as time
goes on, more and moro of our men will be returning from tho
front to again tnke up thoir activities in civil lifo, nnd these men
should receive every consideration. Tho wuges asked for are not
out of proportion to the increased cost of living, many members of
our organizations aro returned men, and many nre atill overseas,
and we consider it our duty to see that when those men return,
that the standnrd of living, and conditions is no worse than it was
when they left.
We recognize the need of ships, and think wc have shown that
we do not wish to retard their construction, and are prupnred to
do all in our powor to construct them, but we demand a Bquare deal
from the I. M. B., or whoever may have chargo of the shipbuilding
operations, meantime, we rest our caso on the fairness of tho position we have taken, und the justico of our demands.
Signed on behalf of the Victoria and Vancouvor District Metal
Trades Councils Press Committee.
Chairman, Victoria.
Chairman, Vancouver.
►boar on Mr. Coughlan by the employ
ers association in order to induce this
firm not to concede to the demands of
the men, and it is understood that he
was asked to withdraw from tho employers ' conference.
Under these circumstances he iB to
be congratulated for his attitudo, his
evident desire to treat tho men fairly,
and to see that the ships are constructed as quickly as possible, will no doubt
be n welcome chnnge to not only thc
men affected, but to the genernl pub-
He, and will tend to make for efficiency,
and wo trust bring nbout similar conditions to those that prevail in the
Skinner & Eddy plant ut Seattle, which
hns won so much favorable comment,1
[ not only for the speed in tho construction of ships, but the harmonious relations between thc men in that plant
und fhe compnny.
Other firms that conceded the men's
demands are the Vancouver Shipyard,
William Mcnchin, boat builders, nnd
Harry Allen, boat builders.
These firms have also voluntarily
granted the laborers $4.00 per dny,
while the Murphy awnrd grants them
Seattle on the 44-Hour Week.
The following item uppenrcd in the
dnily press on Wednesday:
"The Seattle Motnl Trades Council,
snid to represent nearly 20,000 shipyard
workers, last night voted ngninst endorsing the action of tho Shipwrights
and Joiners union of Seattlo and. the
Metnl Trades Council of Portland, in
waiving the Saturday half-holiday during June, July and August in order to,
(Continued on Page 5.) '
Vancouver Irishmen Object
to His Treatment
of Ireland
Vancouver .Irish Nationalists have
been considerably stirred up by events
in Ireland, and have held several meet*,
ings in the last couple of weeks. They
have adopted a resolution to form an'
Irish Nationalist association in Vancou*
ver, and have already cabled a message
to Premier Lloyd George opposing his
present policy in Ireland. They have
also mailed him the following resolution:
"The British people, through their
demand of democratic self-government
for Ireland, and your predecessor in the
premiership, having carried through
parliament with large majorities, an
Irish Home Rule bill; and delegates
from all sections of the Irish people,
convened by your government, after
months of earnest deliberation, immediately granting Ireland self-govern
ment, her right to which has received
world-wide recognition, we, the Irish
Nationalists of Vancouver, desirous of
supporting the brave struggle of our
people at homo, protest against the perversion of the demands of the British
and Irish people, so clearly expressed,
by now reinforcing the system of brutal
militarism in Ireland in subservience to
a mere faction of political favorites.
"We further repudiate the presa propaganda of pro-Germanism in Ireland,
and call upon our Allies in the war for
democracy to witness that no people
have borne more passionately enduring
or valiant testimony against Prussianism and autocracy than the Irish people
have done, or braver loynlty to kin and
country; that bitter experience of English oppression and misrule have schooled generations of Irish men and women
in the love of freedom and to instant
sympathy with enslaved peoplea everywhere; that your proposed enactment of
military conscription in Ireland, in face
of the determined opposition of the people and their representatives, and in an
atmosphere ringing with your own declarations upholding the right of self-
determination for small nationalities,
opens yet another chapter in the long
and miserable story of English atrocities against our people; and wo call
upon Irishmen everywhere to unite to
avert the destruction of our race as a
The cable and resolution were signed
by B. J. McCarthy as chairman of the
meetings held.
$1.50 PER YEAR
Who -was re-elected business tgent for the
Vancouver local of the Hotel and Restaurant Employees on Wednesday night.
. Davi
•V. R. Midgley, A. S. Wells, J. R,
son und E. Mahon,
i No conference was hold with the men
until Wednesday morning, it being decided to await tho arrival of thc Victoria representatives, who arrived on
Tuosday afternoon.
The delegation ia made up of the following: J. Dakers, president of the
Victoria Motal TradeB Council; H.
Huby, secrotary; J. Oliver, Shipyard
Laborers; E. Thuroson, Plumbers and
Steamfltters; W. Polglnse, Riggers; H.
Silver, Electrical Workers; H. Murray,
Machinists, and A. Watchman, general
organizer for the United Brotherhood
of Carponters.
The above with the following representatives from Vnncouver, represented
the meu in ull the negotiations: H.
Curmiehael, Boilermakers; D. MeCullum, Machinists; J. Bromfleld, Shipwrights; J Cowling, Plumbers nnd
Steumfltters; C. Rouse, Blacksmiths; H.
Grnnd, Painters; H. Nightscnles; Patternmakers; W. Hardy, Shipyard Laborers; W. A. Alcxnnder, Steam Engineers, and W. L. Thompson, Molders.
Tuesday 'evening a conference was
hold with J. J. Coughlan, Jr., as to
wnges in the Coughlan Yard, and on
Wednesday afternoon nn ngreement
wns arrived at between thc representatives of. the men and thc Coughlan
company, the agreement arrived at being as follows:
The pnyment of wages ns recommended in the Murphy award, snme to bo retroactive as from the date of the
awnrd, viz., April 23, with the 44-hour
week; the agreement to be in effect to
August 1.
Considornble pressure was brought to
Old-time Unionist and Has
Experience to Guide
Him     •
Senator Gideon Robertson, who is
conducting tho negotiations in the shipyard trouble, is not new to Labor disputes, he having been connected with
the Railway Telegraphers' union for a
considerable numbor of years.
He was goneral chairman of this order on the Canadian Pacific system, uud
conducted many negotiations for the adjustment of wages for hiB own organization, during his term of office.
That he has some ability on these
linCB will bo conceded, in view of the
satisfactory results achieved in Winnipeg.
Thc representatives of the metal
trades, who are at present negotiating
the shipyard wage schedule, speak very
highly of his attitude, and recognize his
fairness, and evident desire to bring
about a settlement which will bc satisfactory, and at the same time remove
any possible chanco for friction in the
near future.
Matter to Be Aired ln Police Court
Because Poor Fellow Did Not
Like the Truth
come of the shipyard strike, T. A. Barnard, well known labor man and returned soldier, will appear in police
court charged with using insulting
language to Donald McRae, one of the
men who remained at work in the
Poplar Island shipyards. It is alleged
that thc incident occurred when the
men were going into the yard Monday
morning. Private prosecution information was laid by McRae.
l'te. Barnard was formerly president
Great War Veterans nssociulion. Ho
ia also a member of the Federated
Labor party and strenuously opposed
to returned soldiers acting as strikebreakers. He is a veteran of the South
African and present war.
The wage agreement between the
Warehousemen's union nnd the wholesale grocers has been practically settled.
A fow minor-points aro yet to be considered, but those will have but littlo
effect in making a satisfactory Bottle
ment. Its settlement will mean a substantial inerease in wuges, a nine-hour
dny and five hourB on Saturday. The
wholesale fruiterers have been given
till Friday to make a settlement with
the union, otherwise there will be a
walkout Saturday. Nine now members
were admitted to membership at the
last meeting.
Chief Agriculturist of the
Province Becomes Somewhat Caustic
Various City Sons of Toil on
Hand to "Do the
Farmer Good"
[By Jas. H. McVety]
The daily press announces in a roport
of a convention of farmers held on
Wednesday in the Hotel Vancouver
that the Hon. Mr, Burrow, minister of
agriculture in the provincial government, was greeted with repeated applause for his caustic remarks about
the men employed in the shipyards going on strike for shorter houra, drawing a comparison between the alleged
short hourB worked by shipyard workers (all the year around) with the long
hours worked by furmers (for a short
portion of the year).
Plenty of Work for New Minister.
In addition to the farmer audience,
there was a considerable number of
business men, lawyers and politicians,
all apparently desirous of "doing the
farmer good," whenever the opportunity occurred. With tho wide field of
endeavor open to the minister in tho
agriculture department, it would appear
that he would havo sufficient work to
engage his attention without wandering into a field in which he cannot!
possibly have a very intimate knowledge. l£ lie had thc interests of the
country so much at heart, ho might,
with better grace, have nllowed the
Hon, Mr. Farris, minister of labor, to
have discussed the question nnd showed the audience what efforts were being made by his department to effect n
settlement of the matters in dispute.
Whole Matter Sub Judice.
As a matter of fact the provincinl
department hns not made a single effort
to bring about a settlement aud it hus
remained for tho fedoral government to
sond Senator Robertson, for many years
an officer of the Order of Ruilway
Telegraphers, to try and effect nn adjustment of the difficulty.
Needs a Irfsson ln Etiquette.
For rank outsiders, s.ich us the Hon.
Mr. Burrow, to mnke criticism of either
the employers or workmen, when it
cannot but havo the offect of further
inflaming an already sufficiently serious
situation, muy be excused on tho
ground thnt he is new on the job, but
sooner he is tnken  in hand nnd
Grand Benefit Programme
Has Been Arranged for
Firemen's Dependents
There will be no meeting of the Fed*
crated Labor Party in the Bex theatre
on Sunday next as the executive hu
undertaken to arrange a concert at the
Orpheum theatre at 8 p.m. on Son-
day, in conjunction with the Firemeni
union. The whole of the proceeds will
be devoted to the fund for the benefit
of the dependents of those firemen recently killed, who were members of
the Firemens union and the Federated
Labor Party.
The programme is given here and
iB a guarantee of a concert of the very
best that can be produced in Vaneoaver. A full house is assured and many
are subscribing to the fund who may
be unable to attend the concert.
The firemen have been, and are,
working like Trojans for the success
of the effort and the ready response
of the public is one of the pleasing
features of the enterprise.
The Rex meetings will be continued
euch Sunday following as usual, of
which announcement will be made next
Whether you can or ean not attend
tho Orpheum gathering, subscribe anyhow. ,
Programme of Concert
1. Orchestra—"Echoes   from   Metro
politan Opera House" (Tobani).
2. Solo—"Friend O' Mine" fWilfrid
Sanderson), by Mr. J. A. Hall
<l. Reading—A scono from "The Last
Days of Pompeii" (Bulwer Lytton), Misb Jessie Pennington.
4. Piano solo by Mr. J. D. A. Tripp.
5. Solo—(a) " Spring Serenade " (Hal
lett Gilberte); (b) " Adioux
ForetB" Jeanne d 'Arc-Tschai*
kowsky), by Madame Enid Mar*
tin Hanson, with Miss Tottie
Williams at the piano.
6. Orchestra—(a) "Preludium"
(Jarnfelt)j (b) "Woodland
Whispers" (Cxibulka).
7. Duet—Mrs.   Daniel  Day  and  Mr.
William Hicks.
8. Violin solo  (selected)—Miss Mar
jorle SteveuB.
9. Solo—Mt. J. B. Pacey.
10. Duet (piano concerto)—Miss Nellie
Harrison and Mr. J. D, A. Tripp.
11. Duet—"The   Battle  Eve" (Theo.
Bonheur), by Messrs. J. A. Hall
and H. Sims.
12. Overture—"Semiramide" (Rossini)
by the orchestra.
given a lesson in etiquette th.
it will be for all concerned.
The Street Rnilwny compnny hns decided to ask for n hoard of conciliators
in connection with the wuge demands
of the Street and Electric Railway employees. The advisory committees of
the three divisions will be culled together to decide whnt uction is to be
tnken on Ihe new move on the part of
B. C. Federatlonist
Following the report last weok of Ihe
uction of the Shipyard Laborors, and
Nelson Mine Workers in subscribing
for The Federationist in a body, now
comes the good news that thc Typo--;
graphical union has followed suit nnd
lhat the Bridge and Structural Iron
Workers will usbobs its membership $1
per yenr for the pnper. The business
ngenl of the Amalgamated Carpenters
is also busy getting the membership on
the list.
SUNDAY, June 2.—Moving Picture Operators, Soft Drink Dispensers. (
MONDAY, June 3.—Machinists
No. 720, Boilermakers, Steam
Engineers, Electrical Workers,
TUESDAY, June 4.—Machinists
Ladies Auxiliary, Shoe Workers, Butchers und Meat Cutters, Cignrmakers, Railway
WEDNESDAY, June 5.—Press
Feeders, Tilo Layers, Plasterers, Metal Trades Council,
Brewery Workers, Hotel nnd
Restaurant Employeos.
THURSDAY, June ((.—Trndes
nnd Labor Council, Garment
FRIDAY, June 7.—Railwny Cnr-
men, Pile Drivers nnd Wooden
Bridgebuildors, Civic Employees, Molders, Warehousemen, Minimum Wnge Lengue.
H. S. Walsh Is President-
Endorse Administration ofl. T.U.
The unnual elections of the Now Westminster Typographical union. No, 1132,
have resulted as follows: President, H.
H. Walsh; vice-president, Chas. Uren;
secretary-treasurer, R. A. Stoney (by
acclamation); rending clerk, L. Netherby (by acclamation); sergeant-nt-arms,
Thos. Costollo (by acclamation); delegates to Trndes and Lnbor council, T.
Costello, A. I. Lewis, R. A. Stonoy, H.
S. Walsh; delegntcs to I. T. U. convention, W. Burnett (by acclamation);
label committee, M. J). Billings of Kamloops, J. P, Cnnnock, C. P. Grunt of Mission, W. T. Juckmnn of Chilliwack, and
A. J. Oxenbury; delegate to Trndes and
Lnbor Congress of Canndn, R. A, Stoney; correspondent to Journnl, R. A.
Stoney; apprentice examining hoard, W.
Burnett, T. Costello, R. A. Stoney, A.
J. Oxonbury; auditors, W. Burnett, L.
Netherby, A. J. Oxenbury,
Rummaged Around for an Hour But
Apparently Found Nothing of
Use to Them
Tho headquarters of the Socialist
Pnrty of Canada on Pender und Dunlevy wus raided by the military and
civil police Inst Tuesday evening. The
rnid wus miule after the business meet
ing, which is held every Tuesdny, hud
adjourned. No arrests were made bat
u diligent search was made among the
books of tho party und nlso the literature. It is not known just what the
authorities wero looking for, and it is
doubtful whether they knew themselves.
Anyhow, nfter rummaging uround for
an hour a few samples of literature
were confiscated and the offlcors went
out into fhe night seemingly down-
hearted at not hnving found a wagon
lund uf stuff thnt could be used against
the officials or membors Of the party.
Dining Oar Employeos
The locked-out dining cnr employees
of the C. P. it, arc still looking forwnrd
to an eurly settlement. After several
telegrams hud been sent to old mother
Crothers, she has decided to appoint an
investigation board to look into the reasons why the C. P. R. locked out ils employees und replnced them with colored
men from the Stntes. The G. W. V. A.
of Vancouver sent u protest to Ottawa,
but it Is believed thnt Senator Robertson, who is in the city in connection
with thc shipyard strike, hns brought
onough pressure on the uld womnn tu
bring ubout the above decision.
The nogot in tions for a new wnge
ngreement between the lulernutionnl
Longshoremen's Association and the
waterfront employers hns been progressing satisfactorily. The employers have
practically agreed to tho conditions,
but hnve not taken a great liking to
the wuge dt-munded. The old ngreement
expires May 81) and the meeting this
evening will have io decido either on
the nccepfnnce of the bosses' scale or a
tie up of the wntcrfront. PAGE TWO
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Imperial Munitions Board
Is Evidently a Route
to Glory
How Ambitious Patriots Do
Their Bit for King
1   and Country
Out of thc duat and rubbish kicked
up by thc present terrific tornado of
world mildness, comes forth an occasional straw that tends to show thc real
mcaniug that lies behind much of that
which tlie world terms patriotism, loyalty and devotion to King and country.
During thc sitting of the late commission of inquiry into conditions in the
shipbuilding trades of this coast, a veritable flood of light was thrown upon
tho manner in which men holding positions of trust in their country's service,
took prompt advantage of such opportunities as presented themselves, to
make a little hay on thoir own account
whilo tho going was good.
They Serve Themselves.
It will not be forgotten that numerous distinguished gentlemen who were
serving upou the Imperial Munitions
board, as well as others who with equal
fealty and devotion, served King and
country in other posts of honor and distinction, were disclosed as being in possession of 'urge interests in various
channels of enterprise through which
goodly streams of profit must have inevitably flowed into their individual
coffers as a result of dealings upon tho
part of the aforesaid enterprises with
the same Imperial Munitions board,
upon which these distinguished and undoubtedly patriotic gentlemen functioned presumably for the good of their
King and country. In othor words,
these gentlemen, acting as tho representatives of their King in the matter of
building ships and other things needful
for the uplifting purposos of war, virtually turned rich streams of proflt into
their own pockets whilo acting as watch
dogs of the King's treasury and agents
and custodians of the publie good.
Arranging Profitable Connection.
Tho interesting fact was disclosed
that very large interests wero held by
members of the I. M. B. in numerous
concerns thnt were reaping much profitable business through the considers*
tion and kindness of tho board, and
that others in high places in government were also heavily interested in the
.same goodly enterprises. There is much
to warrant tho conclusion that these
same astuto porsonngcB 'havo been industriously busy, ever since the aforesaid discloseurcs were made, in acquiring furthor interests and holdings in
still other enterprises that have very
profitable connections with the I.M.B.
Credit to Whom It Is Due.
It may be that during times of pntriotic madness induced by war fever, far
groater opportunities are afforded for
patriots to feathor their nests with
ease, neatness and dispatch. This probably accounts in largo measure for tho
swift development of that extreme
keenness of vision that enables them to
discovor flio main chance once it appears in the offing, and the bold initiative to seizo it and mako tho most of it.
But while our Butcharts, our Troups,
our Tonkins, our Bernards, and othor
shining lights of at least provincial
fame, are given duo credit for their
magnificent efforts to feather their own
nests, and incidentally do what they
can ou behalf of King and country, it
is by no means fitting and proper that
the chairman of tbo Imperial Munitions
board, Sir Joseph Flavelle, be deprived
of any credit that is due him. In order
that The Foderationist may do what it
can in tho way of grateful acknowledgment of Sir Joe's meritorious services
in this great struggle for domocracy,
liberty and a lot of other good things
too numerous to mention, tho following,
clipped from Saturday Night, Toronto,
is unselfishly offered:
The Chairman Is Introduced.
"Sir Joseph Wesley Fluvolle is entrusted with the spending of $1,000,000
a day of the money of the people of
Canada. His profiteering, his defiance
of public sentiment, do not fit him to
be tho custodian of tho people's money.
He has twice been convicted of being a
profiteer and a food hoarder. The people of Canada have already paid enough
for thc services of Sir Joseph WoBley
Flavelle Ho has dcclorcd that he is
charging nothing for his services, but
he is taking immense tribute from the
peoplo for his plants und ho lias been
granted a buronetcy. Tho timo is long
past duo whon this baronet should bo
removed to private life. The prime minister1 should so intimate to the Imperial
authorities, who would, I am sure, bo
only too glad to perform the service."
This was-the conclusion of the speech
delivered in the House of Commons on
May 2, by D. 15. Mackenzie, of North
Cape Breton, in tho course of wliich he
summed up the history of the William
Davies company disclosures nnd the
career of that eminent man, Sir JoBcph
Wesley Flavelle, who is head of the
compnny, as well as chairman of the
Imporial Munitions board. Mr. Mackenzie prefaced his remarks on the subject 'by declaring thut tho people of
Canada were entitled to the clcuncst possible administration, an administration
freo from all trammels and intluences.
A government whicli would administer
tho country with equal regard for rich
and poor. While the prosent government continued to allow the impression
to prevail that the influenco of millionaires controlled its policies, it could not
hope to secure and retain tho confidence
of the common poople.
"It mny be too late," he declared,
"to now cut off those leeches and parasites who ure sucking the life-blood of
the country, It mny be too late, but
let; the government try."
Mr. Mackenzie declared that lie had
particular reference to the William
buvies company, "or in other words,
to that distinguished gentleman, Sir
Joseph Wesley Flavelle, Bart." He
desired the attention of thc minister of
Labor, who. lie believed, wis always on
the lookout for infamies against the
people. On December 111, lDlfi, the latter had sent a letter to throe cobblers
in Chatham, who were forming "a
frightful combine" to raise the cost of
half-soling. Thoy wore threo men without capital; one had a couple of lasts
[Detroit Labor News]
We are unalterably opposed to it. Wo
will fight against it. We will never ac-
eept it in anything but a spirit of antagonism. We shall hold meetings of
protest against it.
The™ are less workers idle now than
there will be in prison camps if we are
forced to work with a bayonet at, our
Labor has furnished eighty per cent,
of the soldiers in the trenches whilo 80
per cent, of the officers are rich men's
Labor is furnishing 89 por centi of
the man powor to manufacture munitions and raise food.
After paying the inflated prices for
food and clothing, Labor is invosting
every surplus dollar they can squeeze
out in Liberty Bonds und War Savings
Soldiers "Over the Top" in
Great Style for the
The hordes of hell are all against
us, but the hosts of justice are on our
side.—Eugene V. Debs.
LISBON.—Full amnesty to all politieal, military and minor civil offenders
was granted by President Pase upon
his inauguration.
The net earnings of the common
stock of the Baldwin Locomotive
Works was $34.53 in 1917 as against
$G.10j that is, a person whose income
from that stock in 1916 was $1000, in
1917  received nearly  $6000.
Premier Lloyd George paid a great
tribute to the co-operative stores recently whon he said, "There are none
of these long queues of people -waiting
outside the co-operative stores. That
is because there is a perfectly fair distribution among the customers of these
The big subscriptions to the Liberty
Loan by the capitalists, thoir large tax
assessments and enormous income tax
return arc nothing more nor loss than
the accumulated excess profits on lubor
—our toil unfairly taken from us by
the very same class who are now trying
for conscription of labor.
It is not from a patriotic standpoint,
for these manufacturers whoso factories
are producing tho munitions of war, demand their profit. To ten per cent, the
government limits them; but they
charge every conceivublo expense first
and then demand their ten por cent,
net and turn their invested capital
ovor again.
Ship builders who havo fallen down
on their jobs had cast about for an
alibi and had as a laBt resort claimed
that lubor was to blamo.
Manufacturers of munitions, greedy
to make profits offer highor wagos to
mechanics working for other munition
manufacturers who pay lower wages;
the man quits, accepts the other job,
then boss he left lets up a yell for conscription of labor.
There are two labor policios for this
war; one, the laber conciUation policy,
and the other the labor conscription
programme of manufacturers and certain reactionary members of congress,
led by Bunko Joe Cannon, old and decrepit, but over an enemy to organized
Capital is seeking to place all the
burden of their failures on labor and in
congress bill after bill is being introduced to in some way control labor so
as to disparage its efforts, using the
present emergency as an excuse to
arouse adverse sentiment.
If labor and capital are tho two con
tending parties to the success of this
war, then we say, if labor is to bo con-
seriptod, let the government conscript
overy dollar the same as they would
direct the use of every workor.
You will boo the greatest scurrying to
the tall weeds our capital has ovor seen.
There is one place these men who want
to put labor at the mercy of private
employers cannot stand to be touched-
their pocketbook.
and they had one awl between them.
The ministor loftily informed them that
any agreement for the fixing of prices
was punishable by the law. Thus, said
Mr. Mackenzie, was an awful incubus
on the body politic discovered by the
minister, and thus was it shorn off by
his trusty sword.
It must bo that the minister, so vigi
hint in the case of cobblers, could
not have had his attention called to tho
caso of Sir Joseph and other millionaires. "I proposo to show him," said
Mr. Mackenzie, "that not only cobblers but others—holy men who, while
raising false hands in prayer, hnd their
real hnnds in tho pockets of the peo
Mr. Mackenzie thereupon proceeded
to read from the Toronto Saturday
Night, "a paper of very high standing
in Ontario and throughout Canada, a
paper which had shown public Bpirit in
that a certain inquiry it had employed
counsel to see that the people were pro
perly represented."
The editorial in question was critical of
the Imperial Munitions board and cited
the peculiar connection existing between tho Imperial Munitions board,
the Northern Electric and the British
Munitions Board, Ltd., "a small company which, us Sir Joseph had stated,
'we succeeded in forming.' Certain
members of the Northern Electric had
lent thoir services free to the Imporial
concern but, it was pointed out in the
article, a commission of five per cent,
was given to the British Munitions
"Technically this may be all right,"
said Mr. Mackenzie, "but he made the
statoment that his friends woro giving
their services free, while the contract
discloses a five per cent, commission on
every dollar expended.
"Tho time had come when it was the
duty of the governmont to enquire into
such transactions. Tbe people of thc
country are getting tired of this great
plutocrat. Is there nobody in this country who can do nnything but Sir Joseph
and his 'boysf It is a weakness on
the part of the government to admit
that no man can be entrusted with any
important position unless ho is approved by this baronet.
"I would not hurt tho hair of tho
head of the minister of Labor," continued Mr. Mackenzie, "but I am not
sntisfled with tho lack of vigor he
shows in bringing to tho ringbolt men
who have taken too much money with-
ut giving value in return. It looks bnd
to plunge nfter three little cobblers,
while Sir Joseph Wesley Flavollo and
ull bis satellites, with thc banks and his
pull, is making in a second, moro money
than the cobblers could make in a century.
"Why," ho continued, "whon an official of the minister of Labor undertook to look into the matters, he was
told: 'Thus far shall you go and no further. You cnn monkey with such cattlo
as cobblorn, but when it comos to the
plutocrats, hands off! I will tako core
of them with my velvet hnnds. Know-
est thou not, Mr. O'Connor, that Sir
Joseph Wesley Flnvello is the political
father of the minister of finance! Lay
not sacrilegious hands upon him.' "
Mr. O'Connor had mado a report on
tho packing plant which constituted an
indictment against tho baronet. Tho
Intter complained, and ho was granted
another court. Ho was not satisfied
with the jury, so he coolly asked for another, "and'somo people sny," remarked Mr. Mackenzie, "thnt he hud some
trouble picking tho judge to stand on
the second trial. In any caso he wns
not fortunate because the socond man
also found him guilty of profiteering.
"The pooplo of the country believe,
Mr. Speaker, that it Ib the pull this man
possesses, and whieh the poople associated with him possess, which constituted the hydraulic pressure that lifted
Mr. O'Connor out of office nnd flung,
him on tho stroet.
' Sir   Joseph   had   enjoyed   certain
unique advantages," said Mr, Macken-
"His contract provided for a sure
Had to Obey Orders As to
Voting or Packed Off
to Trenches
Some months ago, when a reluctant
country was drawn into tho maelstrom
of a goneral election ,the great device
set up by tho government was winning
the war and on the principles of logical
order, the first move was to win tho
It is many years since the lato Mr.
Tnrtc, speaking from tho soul of fruitful experience, said the elections are
not won by prayers. And so, with such
supplicntive agencies eliminated, governments have long sinco resorted to
more practical and modern methods.
Tho War Timo Election Aet was designed especially to provide for taking
the soldiers' voto and for hours yesterday parliament was regaled with a long
recital of alleged outrages and iniquities committed overseas in the course
of the last election. The opposition's
representation over there was that
shrewd and observant citizen, W. T. B.
Preston, and when he came back a
month ago, he brought a cartload of
papers and documents, affidavits and declarations and other mute testimony in
Bupport of his charges that from first to
last the opposition party was double-
crossed and barred from a look in,
Meanwhile, all this documentary evidence has been in process of digestion
and recently it was presented to the
houBo in the form of an impressive indictment of thirty-three counts. The
brief was suppliod by Mr. Preston, and
it was presonted by Mr. Arthur Copp,
of Westmoreland. He had a lot of material to get off and took full and ample time to do it. Mr. Copp is rarely a
man of few words ond ho outdid himself.   He talked four hours.
A Super-organization
According to tho opposition's case,
tho election overseas was a moBt wonderful affair. Whatever tho degree of
gospel in the charges, the organization
for tho Union govornmont appears to
hnvo been developed to the point of
super efficiency. Nothing, it was charged, was overlooked in the operative de*
■tail of tho election machinery and, iu
the palmy days of old, Mr. Proston wob
himsolf somo judge of olection machines
and election methods. The splendid discipline of the soldiers was, it iB alleged,
fully duplicated in tho process of voting. They got their orders nnd they
carried them out in exercising, that
franchise which iB tho supreme privilege
of democratic civilization. t Theirs not
^o reason why; theirs but to vote-
right spry. Whatever tho underlying
influence, good or bad, tho results certainly indicated that the boyB, or at
least the ballots they cast, went over
thc top iia grand style. When an honorable member makes a charge in the
house and wishes to impress it upon tho
commons nnd tho eountry, it is the cub-
tom to say that he does it on "his
honor and responsibility ns a member.'
If he falls down thon the supposed pen
alty is effacoment forthwith. Mr. Copp
introduced his charges with tho wonted
solemn declaration.
Charges of Influence
The gravamen of the charges was that
soldiers wore improperly influenced by
superior ofticerB to vote for thc govern
ment, that if thoy declined to do so,
they were packed off to tho trenches;
nnd that, particularly, batches of ballot
paperB were switched to tho constituencies where, from thc electoral horoscopo
they seemed likely to be most needed.
According to the story related to tho
house in the 32 charges, tho dice was
thus loaded in 45 electoral divisions—
nearly all of them in eastern Canada
Lord Benvcrbrook was charged with be*
ing one of tho dominating geniuses in
tho alleged conspiracy, and Mr. Preston
says his own fato was to be thrown into
a prison camp whilo tho crooked work
went on. Mr. Copp presented the
charges seriatim, and each one was elaborated with affidavits by the yard, to
prove that what was said is truo. They
related, almost exclusively to the voting in England as distinguished from
that in France or elsowhere. Mr. Copp
wanted a judicial inquiry with a couple
of learned counsel to assiBt—one named
by tho premier nnd tho other by Sir
Wilfrid Laurier.—Ottnwa Citizen.
An eight-hour day has been inaugurated by tho Puget Sound Traction,
Light und Power company. This will
affect carmen working in and out of
Seattle, Tucoma, Evorott and Beilingham. The wage scalo on the four cities
varies from 83 to 40 cents nn hour for
regular runs, and 49% to 60 cents for
Ono hundred thousand citizens of
West Virginia have signed a petition
to be presented to Presidont Wilson
protesting against gunman rule in that
Strikebreakers imported to the oil
fields of Qild, La,, when unionists attempted to increase thoir wages are
now on strike. They havo discovered
thnt pats on the back and songs about
"freo and independent workmen" cannot oopo with old H. C. of L.
margin on whatever price he paid for
his raw product. Ho hud access to shipping which nobody else hnd. There
Bhould," ho declared, "be a check on
this sort of thing.
"Yet nothing was done to puniBli the
offenders. If he hnd been a cobbler, ho
would'have had no chance. But being
a millionaire, and the political godfather of tho minister of finance, he
was permitted u full lease on life, and
allowed to continue Biniling on his
knightly wny. Let the minister get on
his cobbler armor, and get after this
man with his millions, so thnt the country shall know that there is one law
for tho rich nnd poor nliko."
Mr. Mackenzie thon recounted the
details of the chicken scandal in Winnipeg, where many tons of fowl in tho
Willium Dnvies plant wore permittod to
Mr. Mackenzie wound up by appealing to tho government to have Sir Joseph removed from tho custodianship
of tho peoplo's money.
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every man-
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DB. LOWE replaces lost or missing teeth with teeth
that in many instances will do the work as well and
look better than your original teeth.
Dr. Lowe's prices, value considered, are reasonable.
DR. LOWE, Dentist
(Opposite Woodward's Big Store)
108 Hastings St. W„ Oor. Abbott.     Pbone Sey. 5444
Seasonable Drugs and Sundries
at Special Prices for Friday
\ and Saturday
.25 Minard'B   Liniment   16
.60 Gin   Pills    88
.25 Mecca Ointment  17
.50 Oassell'fl  TabletB   _...    .82
$1.00 Nuxnted Iron  70
1.50 Scott's Emulsion  $1.13
1.00 Raid's    Syrup   Hypophosphltes
'or  _ 07
.75 Bisurated Magnesia  52
.50 Reld's Kidnoy Pills  25
.25 Carter's  Pills    14
.50 Reid'B   Menthol   Ointment    .25
1.75 Sanagen   1.19
1.00 Rold's   Iron   &    Nux   Vomica
Tablets   62-
.25 Nature's  Romedy Tablets    .16
.50 Blaud'B   Bills  25
Mcnnen's Talcum 	
Sanltol  Crsam   	
Bay Rum   _	
Dentono Tooth Paste 	
Reid's Almond   Cream ....
Pond's Vanishing Cream..
Glovor'B Mango Cure	
Popsodent Tooth PaBto ....
Reid's Witch Hazel Croam
Lifebuoy  Soap    4 for
Mennon's Ruvia 	
Babcock's   Talcum   	
Mother's   Favorite    Soap,
The Original Cut Rate Druggists
405 Hastings St. W. Phones Sey. 1966 ft 1986
The Correspondent Takes a
Fall Out of a Cheap
Skate Critic
soi Doiumoa bdildimq
I Granville Street Seymour 5715
Fresh Oat Flowen, Funeral Designs, Wedding Bouquets, Pot Plants, Ornamental and Shade Trees, Seeds, Bulbs, Florists' Sundries
Brown Bros. & Co. Ltd.
48 Hastings Street East, Sey. 988*672 — 728 Granville Street, Sty. 9513
A Well-dressed Man Is the Man Who Wears a
"T. & D." SUIT
the kind that always holds its shape, because only
the very best interlinings are used in its make-up.
You can get them only from us, and they will not
cost you any more than the ordinary make. Prices,
$14.85, $18.85, $21.00, $26.50 and $31.50.
For young bpys, you can save $3.00 on each suit by
buying them from us at $4.25, $5.50, $6.85, $8.85 and
$13.50.   Investigate these statements.
We offer special prices on Men's Work Shirts for
Saturday and following week, as well as a large assortment of W. G. & R. Fine Shirts, at $1.25, which
are worth $2.25.
We are agents fqf Peters' "Brotherhood" Overalls.
117 Hastings St. East
An Interesting Comparison
Between Wages Here
and in U. S.
[By Walter Head].
28.—Tho members of Local 872, U. M.
W. of A., at tlieir laBt meeting decided
to meet once a month instead of twice
a month as heretofore, and your humble correspondent is consequently somewhat handicapped in carrying out his
resolution to write to the Federationist
every <week, for news in this little burg
Is none too plentiful. The definition
of a mountain given by a school boy
can bo well applied to South Wellington, i.e., it is a piece of land surrounded by air, and if we take a walk all
over croation in order to find a subject for our spasm, we hope that this
geographical peculiarity will be taken
as an excuse. We may have more news
noxt weok, as our union meeting takes
place on Sunday and officers will bo
elocted for the ensuing term. Bro.
Dave Bees is a busy man these days.
He is making a determined attempt to
once more-organize the miners of this
island. He held two meetings last
Sunday, one at Ladysmith and one at
Nanaimo, and some progress was made.
Our friend Dave will find that Nanaimo is a tough proposition, a fact that
ho is no doubt well aware of, for my
mind goes back some ton years when
I left Fernie to come to the coast.
Davo Bees was then financial secretary
of Gladstone local union, and I well remember his expression when I asked
him for a transfer card to go to Nanaimo. He shrugged his shoulders and
said: "You don't need a transfer to
go. thore." We sincerely hopo that he
will succeed in removing that stigma
from tho name of Nanaimo and once
more place Nanaimo on the trade union
map. Wo know what he is up against,
for while thore are a large number of
good men in Nanaimo, there is a coterie
of "scissor bills" that can always be
relied upon to work against the inter-1
ests of trade unionism. Thoy are thoj
class that Joe Hill, the I. W. W. poet,
wrote about when he said:
"Don't try to talk your union dope to
Scissor Bill;
Ho said ho never organized and never
Ho always will be satisfied until he's
With coffee and a doughnat   and    a
lousy old bed."
This class is reinforced by the men
"Majah" Cooper helped to bring in,
namely, tho so-called alien enemies, who
are scared to make any movo for fear
of being interned. The "Scissor
Bills" are chiefly composed of those
who hnve a shack and a piece of dirt
that they think they own and to them
tho Western Fuel company is guide,
philosopher and friend. But if a
start is once .made in the right direction the "Scissor Bills" influence will
bo negligible, and once the foreign element seo that they arc getting a measure of protection, they will certninly
roll up. "Mnjah" Cooper will-then
have a chanco to squeal about more
aliens in the unions, but we say let
him squeal, for if aliens are good
enough to work for a master they nre
good enough to join a union.
That somo form of organization is
plainly needed is shown conclusively
by a comparison of the following
figures. We are not in possession of
completo data, bnt we nre giving comparisons where the data is complete.
For tho underground men on Vancouver Island wo arc taking as a comparison tho State of Montana. The State
of Washington having u similar scale
for the surface employees, wc will com-
paro theso rates with rates paid for
similar work under the Metal Trndes
Council ngreement.   So hore goes:
Underground Day Rates,
Mont, and Wash. Van. Island
$5.81) Miners $4.72
$5.47  Miners' Laborers $4.19
$5.B8   Drivers  $4.37
$5.47  Kope Sliders  $4.37
$5.84    Pumpmen    $4.6(1
$5.84  Bratticemen   $4.(l(i
$5.80    Timbermen    $4.72
$5.89  Tracklayers  $4.72
Surface Employees, Hour Rates.
For Vancouver Islnnd add 50 cents
per day irrespective of number of hours
M. T. 0. agreement United States:
Engineers, $6.(10 8 hours; per hr 82VjC
Blucksmiths, $5.80 dny; per hr 72-K>e
Machinists, $5.80 day; per hr 72^0
Carpenters    (ship),    $0.60    day;
per hour 82Vic
Vancouver Island:
Day Rnte.
Engineers, 55Vt to 63e hr $4.02-$5.54
Blacksmiths, 40c-52c (0 hrs,),
Machinists (0 hrs.)  $4.82$5.18
Carpenters  30c,-54e, $3.74-!j;5..{0
We would respectfully commend
these figures to one Walter Foster of
Marigold, B. 0,, lest he at any time be
tempted to call tho minors of Vancouver Islnnd trnitors, profiteer, etc., us
he so glibly calls the shipyard worker*
iu his periodical brainstorms publishod
in the Vuneouvor World.
A Color Scheme
We hnvo often wondered whother
there wns any connection between the
color of thc flower from which Mr. Foster's habitat tnkes its nnme and the
yellowness of his effusions in the duily
proBs. Mic surely must be looking for u
soft job with the Union government,
but we would wnrn him to be careful
lest ho get thc sume medieine thnt has
been handed out to other npologists. Wo
have a glaring example of tho faithful
boing rewarded in this constituency. A
certain  school  tencher, who,   by   the
President—Gordon J, Kelly,
SecreUry—W. R. Trotter, Ubor
Temple, Vancouver.
Treasurer—Miss Helen* Outterldge, Libor Temple, Vancouver.
Vice-presidents — Victoria, J
Dakers; Vancouver Island. T
Westvell, South Wellington; Vancouver, E. T. Kingsley, R. H. Neelands ; New Westminster, W.
Tates; Prince Rupert, Oeo. B,
Casey; West Kootenay (north).
H. Kempster, Revelstoke; West
Kootenay (south), F. FeierUl, Nelson; Grows Nest Pass, H. Beard,
Michel; Boundary, Jas. Roberts,
Coltern; Slmllkameen, W. Smith,
PARTY la organised for the purpose of securing industrial legislation, and for the collective ownership and democratic operation of
the means of wealth production..
The membership fee la fixed at
91 per year, 50 cents of which
goes to the central committee for
the purpose of defraying expenses
of general organisation work.
The membership roll li open In
each electoral district and all persons are invited to sign who are
willing to and endorse the objects
of the organisation.
Apply to the vice-president of
your district for further information,
Supports City Firemen in
Demand for 15 Per
Cent Increase
way, is a married man, boosted very
strongly for tho "Win-the-war" candidato in the Dominion and also for the
provincial governments hired man in
the late by-election. His salary has
been reduced from $70 to $60 per
month, and of course ho is squealing
like a .stuck pig whon he should be
highly delighted, for ho, of all men,
has got what ho voted for. I only
wish I could get what I voted for once
in a while.
We notico that our esteemed Marigold product some time ago said that
the majority of tho shipyard workers
were averse to the down-tools policy,
but we have a iaint. recollection of
reading about thom voting to strike.
He also says tbat a Btriker who strikes
for $6.60 a day is a (censored) and we
would also add that a shipyard contractor who brags about selling a
schooner at a profit, above contract
price, of $70,000, is a (censored, censored,  ) and then some.  This
is thc statement mado by Adam B.
McKay of Hamilton, Ont., when referring to the schooner Lotitia B. McKay. He was on hiB way then to
attend tho launching of the second
schooner, and to make a contract for
tho third.
A Gentlemanly Clean-up
Wo also read where tlie following
gentlemen (?) made a clean up on the
English turf last year: Mr. Fairie,
$58,805; Lord Derby, $26,875; Lord
D'Abernon, $23,810; Lord Londonderry, $17,555, and D. Frazer, $15,150.
We alBO quoto from a patriotic fund
advertisomont which refers to the city
of Victoria and says: "Think of a
city subscribing $3,000,000 to the Vic
tory Loan failing to subscribe $250,000
to take care of the dependents of her
brnve soldiers fighting for her in
France." This being, of course, tho
proper thing to do, for do not Victory
bonds benr intorest. Isn't it strange
thnt the Wnlter Fosters will jump on
the working man when he wants to
share in this profit und don't say a
word about the real profiteers or about
the lawyers, renl estate sharks, etc.,
who are waxing fut upon society.
These and kindred parasites arc making more than $6.60 a dny aud don't
have to strike for it, either, and they
toil not, neither do they spin, or build
yot Walter Foster in all his
glory never takes a poko at ono of
Unless some uuforsecn circumstances
arise, the class whom Wnlter Foster
and his like support will succeed, on
this 28th dny of May, in hurling into
eternity another ono of their victims
■in tho person of Tom Mooney, nnd
with his denth there will bo recorded
another defeat for the reactionary
labor movement of tho United tSates,
and such defeat will be multiplied until the rank and lile throw their fossilized leaders overboard. But unfortunately thnt dny is slow in coming, for
Sammy Gompors is still on deck and
Warren S. Stone hus been re-elected for
nnother term of six years.
Appoints Committee to Aid
Firemen in Getting a
Square Deal
[By Christian Sivertz]
VICTORIA, May 24.—The Capital
City Trades and Labor council took a
decided stand on the demands being
made by the city firemen for a 15 per
cent, increase in wages. Since tho last
meeting of the council the secretary of
tho Firemen's union had written to the
president and secretary of the council
asking for co-operation and advice. The
letters having been read, the delegates
of the firemen explained the situation
from the side of the firo fighters, both
as to the nature of their work, hardship
and exposure to all kinds of weathor,
as well ub continuous duty. A table giving the wages paid to firemen in Victoria and Vancouver, was submitted,
which showed a decided difference in
favor of Vancouver, wages in that city
being from 6 to 7 por cent, higher for
the same class of work. Tho council
wont on record as favoring tbe firo-
mon's demnnds, and instructed the secretary to officially inform tho Firemen's
union, and tho city council to that effect. A special committee was also appointed to work for the success of the
efforts of tho men to got a square deal.
Dels. Wolls and Woodward reported
for tho committee re the establishment
of a Labor paper for the city, but.that
nothing definite hnd been arrived at.
Del. Wolls resigned from the committee, Del. C. Norton being appointed to
act in his place.
Dol, Wells reported that as a result
of the referendum taken by the B. C.
Federation of Labor, that tho per capita
tax would remain as before, and that
the membership would not bo supplied
with copies of The Federationist each
week at 5 ccntB per month per membor,
ono of the chief reasons being that
the cost of production of the paper
would not permit this, and the vote of
the membership on the question was not
largo enough to warrant the success of
the proposal, and that the minors of
tho Crows Nest Pass wero about to reestablish the District Ledger, and this
would moan that this organization
would not subscribe.
The secretary was instructed to submit the names of Dels. Woodward, Doo-
Iey and Sivertz to both the city council
and the provincial govornment ,with a
request that one ef them bo appointed
on the board of directors of tne Jnbi-
loo hospital.
A Message
To All
The Government is not only drafting
the better men—that is the working-
men, they are also taking all the better
quality Overall material, especially in
plain blue.
They insist on Our Carhartt Quality
of Cloth. Will you please help them out
by asking your dealer for your Carhartt Size in "black" or "blue and white
woven stripe?"
The stores we boosted in The Fed.
of 17th May as carrying Carhartt's
Overalls only, of course carry other
lines of cheaper makes so as to be able
to serve you at a lower price when you
need it. You'll get your Carhartt there
just the same.
It's the Overall with the pre-war
At one of the recont sessions of tho
Academy of Medicine of Paris, an interesting communication upon tho subject of high heels wns submitted by
Prof. Quenu and Dr. Menard, closing
with tho ominous warning: "Ladies, if
you vnlue yeur health, give up the high
heels of your shoes."
Several years ago Dr. Dngron, a noted
French physician., called attention to
tho injurious effects of wearing high
heels, but his warning mado but little
impression. Sinco then, however, thc
subject has been mure thoroughly studied with tho aid of X-Rays und moving pictures by Quenu nnd Menard,
These two investigators have found
thnt nn unnaturnl strain is placed upon
tho muscles and tendons of the foot, ns
well ns upon leg muscles forced to no
eommodnto themselves to the tusk of
maintaining thc equilibrium of a body
unnaturally raised by the heels. The
strain caused by this effort is so grout
thnt fatigue is experienced evon nftor
n short walk,
The effects nf wearing high heels arc
even farther reaching than was suspected heretofore. The change of the position of the foot disturbs the equilibrium
of tho whole body. As thero is n tendency to bond the knees the upper part
of the body, tho hend and chest, is
thrown back, while the abdomen is forced beyond its normal position. The
physicians state thnt the disturbances
caused by the wearing of high heels,
the disarrangement of tho articulated
bones of the foot uud the throwing out
of their normal position of the different parts of the body nro serious
enough, but thnt in walking these effects nro so nggru voted, that they produce tbo most serious interim! disorders.
■—Popnnlr Science Montrhly,
And overy woman will admit nil of
this, while nt the snnio time clinging tu
the high heels, because they are suppns*
ed to be thc fashion. All appeals tn
common sense fnll flat in the presence
of her brand of logic. Should fashion
dictate thut tho too be six inches high
and the heel flat upon the ground, she
would come through, though the heavens fell.
We can supply the Footwear requirements of the whole family with Oood
If you have never tried this store, do
so the next time you need Footwear, and
then you will make this
The Ingledew Shoe Co.
Union Store
"Walk Upstairs and Save Ten"
Those "CASH and CARRY" Markets
Have the Right Idea
YOUR wife can tell you something about these "cash and carry" markets
that have sprung up all over town. She's economizing by patronizing
them. They're another example of the ROBINSON idea—partially.
Robinson runs a "cash and carry" clothing store that pays low second floor
rent—that's Robinson's additional saving for his customers.
OBINSON'S low rent saves thousands of dollars per year. Additional
savings are affected by selling for cash—by asking you to carry your
purchases. Summed up, these savings, together with centralized buying,
enable me to save my customers $10 on their clothing—and give $30 and $32
suits and overcoats for $21.
My Guarantee
If you con duplicate elsewhere my $21.00 clothes
for leu than $30.00 to $32.00, and mv $25.00 clothes
for less than $36.00, OOME BAOK ANO OET
I Give \0°/o Discount
To Returned Soldiers
Robinsons (Mies Shop;
Thp Lar^es*   Exclusive^-j
Two Stores
j^Clothiers   in Canada
(Over World Office)
Entrance 441 Hastings St.
FRIDAY. May 31, 1918
Pnoiiahed em
very Frldiy morning by the B. 0.
Fedorationiflt. Limited
A. S. Wells Manager
Offlce: Labor Temple, 405 Dunsmuir St.
Tel. Exchange Seymour 7495
After 6 p.m.: Soy   7497K
Subscription; $1.50 per yetr;    in Vancouver
Olty, $2.00; to unions subscribing
ln • body, $1.00
"TJnlty of Labor:  ibe Hope of tbe World'
FBIDAY May 31, 1918
After eight years' identification with tho fortunes of The
Federationist, I have this week
resigned as its manager and a
director ef the company, to resume my occupation as a linotype
operator on one of the loeal
dailies. Mr. A. S. Wolls, secre-
tary-trcasuror of tho B. C. Federation of Labor, will be my successor. He neods no introduction
to the membors of organized labor
in this provinco or in Canada, and
I bespeak for him the hearty cooperation and goodwill of every
roador and friond of The Federationist.
known up to the present time ia
neither more nor less than human
slavery. All of its achievements havo
been attained solely at the expense of
 the     unpaid     toil,
SLAVERY NAKED sweat and agony of
AND SLAVERY human chattels
CAMOUFLAGED, driven to their
tasks either under
the laBh difect or by Ineans of other
equally effective methods of compulsion. The so-called splendors of ancient empires, thoir hanging gardens,
their pyramids, their magnificent temples, were brought forth by chattel
slaves driven under the lash without
hypocrisy, pretense or camouflage
upon the part of their masters. There
was no pretenso made of recompense
or payment. AH was cold and calculated brutality, undiluted by any pretense of spiritual solicitude or humanitarian impulse. It was slavery in the
raw, plain, blunt and unmistakable.
The slaves were driven in production
and the masters revelled in the products brought forth. Tho slave toiled
to feed, clothe and house his master,
and to build cities, pyramids, temples,
and such vulgar magnificence to glut
the ambitions of the conscienceless
rogues who wielded the seepter of authority over them. But those empires with all of their vulgar magnificence eventually crumbled in decay.
They tottered to ruin, because of the
rotten foundation upon which they
were built, the rotton foundation of
human slaveryfc the fundamental crime
from which all social pestilence, miasma, corruption, disease and decay
* *        *
The eity and aty that leads unto it
iB .absolutely inconceivable apart from
human slavery. The city and all that
leads unto it performs no purpose essential to human comfort and well being. The city and all that it contains
draws its sustenance solely from tho
country and renders no compensation
in return. AU of its activities are
either in the nature of purely parasitic
consumption or parasitic production,
i.e., the production of things that are
entirely useless in so far as the comfort, health, happiness and well being;,
of human kind is concerned. This production brings forth neither food,
clothing, shelter, nor any other of the
essential things of life. It is as truly
turned solely to ruling class (master
class) requirements and vainglorious
ambitions as was the productive powers
of the ancient slaves who builded the
pyramids upon the banks of the Nile.
It is all as utterly wasted, as far aa
conserving any worthy human purpose
is concerned, as was the labor of the
alaves of antiquity who created the material evidences of their master's pomp,
magnificence and power. And the labor
of the slaves of this age is no more
paid for than waa that of their kinsmen
of the days when slavery waa yet un-
caraouflagod by thc specious pretense of
freedom and payment.
* *        *
There is but one way to profit by
slaves and that is to compel them to
work and to appropriate their products.
To appropriate meana to take without
recompense. Somo people call it steal
ing. If it wore possible for men to pro
duco wealth, as it is termed, and this
wealth could be taken from them and
bo paid for, it does not require much
brains to aeo that nothing could be
made out of such a transaction. No
profit could be gained by so doing.
Profit is something that is gotten for
nothing, and to accomplish that precludes all possibility of payment. If
that which is to be gained hus to be
paid for, it is simply impossible to
reap a profit from the transaction.
That is a self-evident proposition.
Never in all thc history of civilization
woro such enormous profits—expressed
in figures—gathered as at present.
Novor were such huge sums, supposed
to reprosent woalth, gotten for nothing as now. And yet it is all dono
under the protense that everything
taken by one porson from another is
paid for. The worker is paid for producing wealth and payment is made
all along thc line of travel followod
by tho thingB or goods in question in
their meandorings through thc world
market until either worn out through
handling or eaten up by thc hungry
horde camped along the trail. That
any payment is made, either to the
workors (slaves) who produco the
woalth, or by any or all of those who
subsequently handle or consume this
wealth, is the veriest humbug. It is
impossible. Thero is nothing with
which to mako payment. Tho wealth
produced by the workers constitutes
all tho exchange valuo there is, therefore, how can it be paid fort In whnt
is payment to be mnde? Does it require any greater intelligence than that
possessed by evon the dullest member
of the Dubb family to grasp that? Of
what does this wealth of the world so
much talked about consist outside of
the food, clothing, buildings, railways,
factories, tools, etc., produced by the
workers from day to day nnd consumed, eaten up, worn out and destroyed just as fast as it is produced, and
sometimes a great deal faster?
+        *        *
What about all of this currency, coin,
notes, bonds, stocks, debentures, mort-
gttgos, loans, investments, cheques,
drafts, agreements and other financial
phantasmagoria? Nothing but figures
representing debt. Orders upon the
future that can never bo redeemed for
the same reason that called them into
existence in the first place. There is
nothing and can be nothing with which
to redeem them. In the hands of capitalists and financiers this mass of figures alleged to represent wealth becomes the means whereby the musters
and rulers command the services of
thoir Blaves (the workors) and continuously appropriate that which they
bring forth. Undor this delightful process the slaves aro as completely and
expeditiously separated from the
wealth they produco as were their chattel slavo predecessors of the long ago.
And the most pleasing part of tho process is that the slaves of today experience great happiness out of it because of the eminently satisfying delusion that they are being paid for
their aorviceB. The rough and rude
robbory of chattel Blaves back in antiquity has thus beon modified and
made more pleasing and palatable by
the camouflage now practiced. The
financial joke has done much to smooth
the furrowod brow of care among the
slavos and turn thoir onc timo lugubrious wailings over thoir hard loi into
concatenations of supremo joy because
of thoir present felicitious conditions
and thoir proud privilege of being paid
for what they do instead of having
to do it for nothing, us did the slaves
of old. But mastors and rulers still
eat and drink and strut and swagger
and rule and rob to just as good purpose as did their progenitors and somehow or other they get it nil for nothing and great is their joy thereat. This
camouflage seemfi to be a good investment for thom.
THERE IS great hilarity in the office of Tho Fedorationist.   The impenetrable gloom that was wont to
pervade these humble premises has been
dissipated.   A flood of light has penetrated to overy tilth-
GREATEST erto dank and dismal
FOOL JOKE corner and the atmos-
EVER SPRUNG, phere has thus beon
purified of the miasma of pessimism, and the entire staff,
from office boy down to editorial ass,
under the influence of an overwhelming
jag of optimism, are gamboling athwart
the premises as the festive kid gambo-
loth. upon tho village green. And dark-
nesB has been deported and the erstwhile gloomy dungeon transformed into
a templo of hilarity and joy, all becauso of a "lamp." We have a lamp,
a goodly lamp withal, and what would
be better calculated to turn darkness
and gloom into happiness and an intoxication of spirit than auch an instrument
of light, as it were. "Well, this particular "Lamp" cometh to us in the shape
of a publication, which openly and un-
blushingly upon its title page confesses
to being a "Magazine published in tbe
interest of the employees of the Standard Oil Company (New Jersey).
* *        *
Somehow or other there seems to be
an invisible hand that often shapes the
acts of poor mortals and similar worms
of the dust. For what could be more
appropriate and in stricter accord with
the eternal fitness of thingB, than for a
publication dedicated to such a holy
purpose, to come forth upon ita splendid
mission under title of the "Lamp?"
And atill more ao from the fact that its
sponsor, the Standard Oil Company
(New Jersey), is engaged in a line of
business that ia, in itself, strangely suggestive of lamps and other illuminating
apparatus, and that has already done
perhaps more than any other spiritual
agency en earth to clarify tho vision
and illumine the mental horizon of mankind to a proper appreciation of the
virtue of abnegation and sacrifice aB
against avarice and the sordid accumulation of things of the earth, earthy.
* *        *
From a study of the light beams of
the "Lamp," (Vol. I, No. I), it appears that the aforesaid luminary was
born on April 1, the accouchment occurring at 26 Broadway, New York. Upon
that memorable occasion there foregathered thereat some 146 accoucheurs,
"73 representatives of the staff of the
company, and 73 representatives of the
various departments of the three refineries." Thoy mot at the eompany'a
office, at the company'a request, and
they were banquetted and otherwise entertained by tho company. It iB unnecessary to aay how they wore selected for tho important work in hand, the
"establishing of a new Magna Charta
of American Labor." The "Lamp"
naively admits that "the conference
held 'at 26 Broadway on the evening of
April 1 will be historic, not only in tho
records of tho company, but in tho annals of American industry. For tho first
time, tho executive of a great industry
and its employees of all classes bave
voluntarily and jointly erected an institution for the government and control of both." In othor words, for the
first timo in history, capital and labor
a re to permanently f raternl ze, the
irreconcilable is to bo reconciled, oil
and water are to be so thoroughly mixed
together that they will never again separate. Wator will no longer possess the
powor to quench fire; fire will relinquish its previous antagonism for water.
All of which is, indeod, an oily proposition.
* * *
As to the personnel of tbe conference
all that is necessary is to gaze upon the
pictures of the various delegates there
to aud mako note of the posts they oc
cupy in the big oil establishment. The
Irishman's face haa frequently been
likened to the map of Ireland itself.
Tho mugs of the membera of thiB olea-
ginouB conference (as depicted under
the Illuminating rays of "Thc Lamp,"
are equally faithful maps of oil, and
Standard Oil at that. The positions
held by tho delegates in the company's
servico throws atill further light upon
tho compelling influence of the dirty
und greasy slaves of the company in thc
mntter of the selection nf these sleek
delegates. Any one at all familiar with
thc way thoso affairs are handled by
corporations on behalf of their slaves,
will readily recognize that thc conference was made up of official stool pigeons and company boosters. The real
workors function for no other purpose
than that of being fooled.
s*        * *
Tho chief booster of the occasion, a
Mr. A. C. Bedford, chairman of tho
board, opened up the auspicious occa*
sion in a most, felicitious manner. He
said in part: "The greatest asset of the
Standard Oil Co. had always been its
group of loyal employees nf long service." Now isn't that rich stuff to be
peddling tn the very slaves themselves,
or to a conference consisting of make-
believe representatives thereuf? Perhaps there are some slaves that did not
know that beforc, but after thus being
told they should no lunger bo in doubt.
Thc good man ahould have said that tbo
"only asset the Standard Oil Co. or
any other piratical concern of its kind
ever had was its group of slaves.'' But
at any rate this conference was a great
success, a howling auccess in fact. It
was a veritable "feast of reason and
flow of bouI," and an oily flow at that.
An excellent list of offences againat the
company for which the slaves are to
be adequately disciplined was drawn
up, but no penalties were provided
against tho company in any caae. This
is no doubt due to the fact that the
king can do no wrong, and Standard Oil
is undoubtedly king in all matters dealt
with at this conference. Take it all
around it waB a good April fool joke, a
very good one indeed. These jokes arc
being perpetrated with greater frequency as times goes on. Evidently the
awakening intelligence of the workers
is making it imperative that the masters
go thc limit in soapy and oleaginous
practice in order to calm the waters of
the turbulent sea thut iB being whipped
to fury by unrest born of economic
pressure. But their efforts aro a joke
in more ways than one. They are a
joke becauso they do not mean wbat
thoy pretend, in the first instance, and
again they are a joke becauso they
could not bring about what they profess to be after, for the simple reason
that tho interests of,slaves and masters
can not be reconciled. Thero is and
must be eternal war between thom until
they go down and out togother. Tbe
greater tho amount of oil applied to lessen the friction betwoen slave and master, robber and robbed, the more effectively will thc skids be greased to expedite the launching of this delectable
pair of unclean twins into tho sump of
oblivion that yawnoth for that which is
foul, disgusting and obsceno. Let the
good work go on. Oh, for 365 April
firstB each year and a good joke cracked
upon oach and all of them. But come
to think of it, every day in the year is
a tragedy for the workers for they are
tho butt of all real jokes ever perpetrated, as well as being nothing but
jokes themselves.,
MANY A MAN has bent his brow
in thought over the problem of
how to settle the differences of
opinion that continually crop up between employers and employeos over
the matter of wages.
JUST AS EASY Oftentimes employers
AS ROLLING stubbornly resist the
OFF A LOG. demands of their employees for a wage
advance. Many bitter and long-
drawn out battles have occurred
betwoen these apparently antagonistic interests over the vexatious
question of wages. Then again i^pon
the other hand there has been more or
less friction botween those who aro
compelled to purchase the things they
consumo and those who hold control of
the distribution and prices of those
thinga. It has long sinco become quite
the fashion among all working people
and others of moderate means to hate
and even curse the big interests, the
large manufacturers of and dealers in
merchandise, on genoral principles. In
fact it has apparently become the almost
universal custom to blaspheme the name
of any corporation or individual that
does business upon a large scale. The
C. P. Railway comes in for a generouB
portion of the universal cursing that is
done here in Canada, and our distinguish fellow bacon curer and dealer, Sir
Joseph Flavelle run perhaps a close
second. At leaat that has been the case
right up to the present. But it is now
about to become different, as wc shall
presently see.
* *        *
Mr. William McAdoo, whom some
facetiously acclaim as the American
Crown Prince, he boing a son-in-law of
the august head of the great republic, is
not only secretary of the United States
Treasury, but also 'director-general of
the United Statea railways. He is aome
gink, is 'William, a versatile genius, in
fact. He has long sinco solved the problem of how to borrow money from
those who have never experienced any
nearer acquaintanceship with the real
article than the temporary possession of
promises to pay, and other tokens of
similar impossible import, and in the doing of it hypnotizing the lenders into thc
firm conviction that by ao doing they
are laying up treasures in heaven, as a
reward for helping to rescue liberty
from the stranglehold of wicked autocracy and making democracy safe in a
land that ia peopled with submissive
slaves and cursed by masters and rulers
second in crass brutality ami rapacity to thoBO of no other country on
earth. But in solving that somewhat
difficult problem, Mr. McAdoo by no
means reached the limit of his peculiar
power Ito ruthlessly and yet effectively
penetrate tho impenetrable, reconcile
the irreconciliable, and solve the un-
solvable. With ono swift clean stroke
he has now made it possible that the
troubled waters of tho industrial sea
shall be calmed and the lion of labor
and the lamb of capital lie down in
sweet content together, like unto soul
that is linked unto soul by the unbreakable bonds of an affinity thnt is well-
nigh perfect. And this is what has happened.
* *        *
In response to the recommendation of
u commisaion appointed by him to enquire into the advisability of granting
some ndvanco in wagos to the slaves in
the railway service, Mr. McAdoo. granted the advunce in question. The amount
of this advance will be equivalent to
about $300,000,000 per year. With 2,-
000,000 slavos iu the railway harness,
thiB would be equivalent to an average
of $150 per slave added to the former
rations. But happily, however, Mr. McAdoo's ear is evidently attuned to any
cry of distress that may arise, no matter from what quarter. It may be readily understood-that unless somo compensating advantage was to bo granted to
the railway interests the payment of an
extra $300,000,000 would work an intolerable hardship upon the frugal and
hard-working owners thereof, and. well-
calculated to fearfully wrench their
heartstrings and even turn their ordinarily salty sweat into great drops of
blood. But McAdoo is not one to allow
an injustice to bo imposed upon any
onc, not if he can help it, and he undoubtedly can in such simple cases as
thc one in question. And ho did. With
equally swift and bold stroke, he granted an advance in freight and passenger
rates to thc companies that will increase thoir yearly rovenuo by about
$900,000,000. Thus they will be $600,-
000,000 better off than before, and that,
too, after paying in increased wnges tn
thoir slaves the modest little sum of
$300,000,000, a mere bagatelle to be
sure, at least und-er the circumstances.
* *        *
And thus by his marvelous perspicn-
city and bold initiative hath bo opened
unto thc tortured and hurried world of
brothers capital and labor the pathway
tu eternal and lasting peace, fraternity
and good feeling between these dear
brethren who have an long been held in
enmity one against the other by the
machinations of evil-minded persons
and wilful disturbers and agitators, who
have preached class wur and class hatred within the aacred precinctB of this
Boon to bo reunited and happy family.
Now all that is required is that every
employer of labor grant a wage advance corresponding to that granted by
Mr. McAdoo in the case at hand, and
at the same time advance the price of
that which he has to sell in accordance
with the formum adopted by tho astute
director-general. That is for every advance of wagea three points, advance
the price of the things that are to bo
sold, and out of the sale of which the
wages are to be paid, nine points. And
thuB it will be seen that both wage
slaveB and their masters have been at
one and the same time benefitted.
Wages have been increased and, of
course, the workers are that much bettor off. And who dares to dispute it.
By the advance of prices, the employers will also benefit, as may bo readily
seen. Now who dares dispute that. No
clearer and more convincing demonstration of the absolute identity of intorest
between employers and employees, masters and Blaves, robbers and robbed, has
over been offered the confiding public.
And who so dull and stupid as not to at
once grusp that truth and have base
doubt forever removed from his think
tank? Once thiB wise course has been
followed by all employers and the entire
circle of them has been run, if it should
perchance happen that things had somehow or other again fallen into the old
and unsatisfactory rut that formerly
bred suspicion, distrust, enmity and discord between brothers "Cappy and
Lnbby," why all that will bo necessary
is to start immediately upon another
round of the same' curative line of action, and all will be well. At least it
will be as well as could bo reasonably
expected under tho circumstances. Who
was it that 'Uvont a fishing for to catch
a whale, and aSl the water ho had got
waa in his mother 'a pail.'' At any rate
let us hope it was not a modern statesman, and wo may be almost absolutely
certain that it was not Mr. McAdoo.
Like all the Btateamen of these glorious
days, he is not simple enough to pull off
such a fishing stunt ns that, with tbe
expectation of catching oven a herring,
lot alone, a whale. Ye Gods, what a
brilliant ago, what an intellectual era.
Tho most deadly blow thc food controller has yet struck at the wicked
"Hun" wub delivered early this weok.
The ordor was issued that no more
whipped cream is to be served with
strawberries and deop apple pie in restaurants. The cream may be served,
but the customer must whip it himself,
or lick it up-in nn unwhipped state.
Whether this action has been taken aB
a retaliatory measure against Gorman
frightfulness or as a submarine knockout, the dispatches .do not make clear.
A piece of ecclesiastical furniture
known aB a bishop recently visited thc
battle front in Flanders and enjoyed
a ride in a "tank." Out of this
rather commonplace incident a certain
correspondent of thc daily press makea
what purports to be an important news
story, weaving njuch romance around
the dull sayings'and mumblings of a
goodly bishop. And yet there is nothing so very remarkable about a bishop
riding in a "tank." They have always been in the habit of riding in
the best conveyances in the kind and
riding for nothing at that. So what
about it? Besides that we have seen
more than one of these curios that
bore most striking resemblance to
tanks anyhow, and useless tanks at
that. News correspondents must be
hard up for piffle material when they
are compelled to fill up apace about
such insignificant trifles aB dull and
mumbling bishops when a great war
is on. Why don't they write about our
victories or the shortcomings of our
A groat fuss is just now being made
beoause of the large profits made by
the milling companies upon their output of flour. In spito of the fact that
their profit per barrel has been kept
below 25 cents per barrel the aggregate of their profits has been greater
during the last year than ever before.
This is indeed sad, vory aad and then
some. But if the squawkers againat
such reckless "profiteering" were but
possessed of sufficient reasoning powera
to enable them to realize that thia
wicked profit consists of nothing but
figures and neithor lessens the quantity
nor the quality of the flour turned out,
they might be led to cease their ridiculous squawking and devote their energies to more fruitful purpose, such ub
making faces at the moon for instance.
At any rate that would be fully as sensible as squawking raucously about the
legitimate and very ordinary resultB
of the successful operation of a lawful
business, especially when successful
operation can only be followed by such
a result)
The estimated ateel production in the
United States for the present year is
50,000,000 tons. That is about a half
ton for each person in the country, or
throe tona per family. Aa it would ap-
pear that a half ton of steel ought to be
pretty nearly enough to satiety the legi
tiinate requirementa of the average person, the people of that favored land aro
to be congratulated upon their splendid
prospect for the year's ateel crop. They
may feel reasonably su.ro that none
nmong them will periah during the succeeding twelve months becauso of a
scarcity of steel, though they may go
hurriedly over the great divide because
of too much of it injudiciously applied.
At any rate, the prosent ayatem of property and production is tho greatest
ever. Without the beniflcently guiding
hand Of capital and ita paternal solicitude for our earthly welfare, what a
h—1 of a fix we would bo in, wouldn't
wo? We might be abort of ateel and bo
compelled to throw rocks at each other,
as did the ignorant and benighted savages of yore. Well may we shudder at
the awful thought.
- In addressing the U. S. CongreaB upon
the necessity of passing certain tax
mensuros to insuro the raising of money
to carry oa the war, Preaident Wilson
is quoted as saying that "we need not
be afraid to tax them (tho people) if
wc lay taxes juBtly. They know that
the war must bo paid for, and that it
is thoy who muBt pay for it, and if
the burden is justly distributed and tbe
sacrifice made a common sacrifice from
which none escapes who can benr it at
all. they will curry it cheerfully and
with a solemn pride." YeB, indeed,
quito so, quite so. But thero ate quite
a numbor nf uncouth souls running
wild in the jungles of small knowledgo
and still smaller conceit, who know full
well that, all tho payment nn account
of war thai ean over be mado is made
by thnse who suffer its hnrrors either
by immolating themselves directly
upon its bloody nnd snvage altar or
furnish the wherewithal tu carry on
the murderous business bv their labor
and sweat.    That is what slaves aro
for, anyhow. It is their mission on
earth to pay through the noBe for their
own slavery. In times of peace they
pay in toil and sweat and aching bones
on the instalment plan aa it were, In
times of war large numbers of them
pay their debt in a lump sum, their
livos, quickly at once, thus being relieved forever after of the misery
Buffered for their sin of ignorance and
servile submission to the lash of their
masters. No other payment is possible, either by the slaveB or any ono
elae. And there is no other way of
making payment, either.
In referring to the matter of the
amount of financial wind to be raised
for the purpose of keeping the war
balloon floating during the coming
year, Prosident Wilson. suggested to
Congross that $8,000,000,000 of the
$20)000,000,000 required be raised by
taxation. The rest is, presumably, to
bo borrowed. As. tho former sum is
equivalent to only $80 per head for the
entire population of the country, or
about $450 per family, it lookB simple and easy enough. A rnero flea bite
in fact. At loast nothing for a patriot
to kick about, This tax will be paid
in figures, credit slips, tokens of debt,
all thc same as chalk marks on tho slate
at the village saloon, for thoro ia nothing elso to pny with. As those who
havo the figuros, credit slips, dead beat
tokens, and chalk marks wherewith to
pay, got 'this junk for nothing, it wont
cost them anything to pay it. As thiB
junk comes out of tbo workers, and they
never got anything out of it anyhow, it
stands to reason that they loso nothing
through tbe tax boing paid and gain
nothing if it be evaded. So thero you
are, and everybody ought to bo satisfied. And whnt is not raised by taxation must be borrowed, As in either
case it is merely a matter of mobilizing
figures, credits, stage money as it were,
and this stuff never waa redeemed and
never can bo redeemed, and does not
coat anything anyhow, it does not seem
to matter by what means these huge
sums of nothing tangible are actually
raised. Not a pound more of either
food or powder can be produced or -destroyed, not a single extra cubic foot of
German cannon fodder can be consumed
or that of the entento saved, as a result
of all thia financial nonsense and torn-
myrot. All tho production that is car-
Tied on and all of the destruction, death
and devastation thnt is spread throughout thc earth is accomplished solely by
slaves who get nothing for the doing of
it except tho plaudits of their masters,
if they do it well, and their curses if
they lag at their task or shudder at its
horrors. Fine game to be sure. Very
fino; very fine.
A bill has been passed by the U. S,
Congress that is intended to "outlaw
organizations teaching, advising,., using
or defending force or violence or physical injury to proporty." Is the state
about to abolish itself? Ia government
to repudiate its own philosophy? Aro
these long revered institutions of the
ruling class nbout to cast themsolves
into outer darkness and commit suicide
by refusing to longer joyfully wield
the only weapons whereby they ever
justified their existence?
Not Confined to Canadian Firms—Evidently in Operation in tbe States-
Can't Be Run on Patriotism
Thc investigations conducted by the
Senate Committees on Manufactures,
Military Affairs and Commerce, have
thrown the searchlight on limited areas
of the great field in which so many of
the aggregations of corporate power aro
"serving the country" in various contract relations with the government.
The names of such ardent patriots
aB Rockefeller, Armour, Lovett, Corey,
Eyan, du Pont, Vail and Vanderlip, directors of The American International
Corporation, one of the contracting
corporations, ought to be a guarantee
that thoy would "do their bit,"—tho
government and everything else in
Senator Vardamann, a member of one
of tho investigating committees, said in
the course of debate in the Senato
touching operations under one of these
"It is a long story of disloyalty and
greed for gain which the Commerco
Committeo I hope will bring to tho attention ef the American people."
Of the contract which theso dollar
scarred worthies taade, the New York
Amorican Baid:
"Thc government was to provide
them with all the money noeded to
build tho Hog Island ship yard and
the ships, and the govornment waB to
take over the product of the loan aa
full payment, and allow these self-
sacrificing patriots a profit estimated at
Bix million dollars.
"Tho American International Corporation,-' thon promptly sublet the
building of tho ship yard and ships
to another corporation organized for
that purpose, which iB called tho American International Shipbuilding company—the net result of all thia scheming to put a prospective proflt of six
million dollars into the pockets of
theBe "patriota," who had not invested a dollar of their own money, and
who were not called upon to use thoir
time or their crodit or to take the risk
of losing so much as a copper cent.1
On croas-examination beforo tho
Commerce Committeo, George J. Bald
win, vice-president of tho American
International company, testified that ho
was not interested in government contracts for money:
Senator Johnson. "Why then has
your corporation from aix to seven
million dollars of profit coming to
you directly, and touch moro to tho
subsidiaries and Bub-contractors?"
Mr. Baldwin. "Because you cannot keep a corporation alive on patriotism."
—Editorial La Follette 'b Magazine,
After reading the above, the profits
derived by the concerns building ships
on thiB coast, are very small potatoes
in comparison with the profits derived
from this lucrative industry on tho
other Bide of thc line.
Tbo yards thnt are building ships in
B. C. for thc Imporial Munitions Board
wero in most instances fitted out by
tho I. M. B.; tbe materials are supplied by that board, and the builders
are guaranteed a prnfit 'uf $16,000 per
hull, without any risk on the part of
the companies. It is a case of beads
we win, tails you lose.
A Bohemian regiment has mutinied
at Leibneh, according tn news reaching
Rome last week. Fifty officers who
refused to order tbeir men tn entrain
were tried by court-martial, sentenced
to death and shot within 24 hours.
Their men wero present at the executions. Tho enlisted troops were sentenced to terms of from 20 to 30
yoars at hard labor.
Diamond Gifts for Gentlemen
Some Suggestions: Lockets, Cuff Links, Scarf Vint, Rings
IN RINGS there is a wide choice, from* diamond-set plain
band rings to those with large gems and elabroate settings.   Priced from $16.00.
IN SCARP PINS we are showing some new and pleasing
styles, in very dainty settings.  Prices range from $11.00.
We have a fino choico of diamond jewellery for
presentations, and invite inspection*
."Tht Boms of Vint Diamonds"
Ow. E. Troey, Man. Mr.
OranviUe and Georgia Sti.
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from burglars or flre.
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money, and will give yon fnll banking
service, whether your aeeonnt b large
or amall.
Intereat allowed on savings depo-
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OranTlUa and Pander
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Bank of Toronto
Deposits  63,000,000
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Trades and Labor Council.
[June 2, 1803]
John Herbert Browne, Typographical
union, seated as delogate.
John Ruinblo reportod for organization committee. The matter of resuscitation of provincial trndes and labor
congress referred to new council.
Petition to Federal Government of
Fraser river fishermen endorsed.
Alderman Salsbury taken to task on
his speech in city council on Chinese
coming to B. C. from U. S. where the
Geary law was being enforced.
Owing to shortness of timo the Trades
and Labor Oouncll declined to take
part in the proposed citizens' Dominion
Day celebration.
The presidents of the various international unions whose members are engaged in shipbuilding have been holding conferences with the United States
Shipping Board at Washington, D. C,
with a view to establishing a national
standard wage for all shipbuilding mechanics 'excepting carpenters. Roughly, the request is for $6 per day for
eight hours' work..
If thero is anything on earth that
won't stand discussion, let it crack.—
Wendell  Phillips.
Ormnu, Brldfu ud ramus
audi the un ibade ai yoa own
utwtl taath.
Dr. Gordon
Open eTeningi 7:80 to 8:80.
Dental natta in attendance.
Ont Owl Drug Stora
Phon Sot. (988
Our Selling System
Quality in Fabrics
Style Correct
Price the lowest possible consistent with
Two Stores:
Society Brand
Rogers Building
346 Hastings Street
Burberry Coats
at both stores
J. W. Foster
J. N. Harvey, Ltd., 127 Hastings W.
The J. N. Harvey, Ltd., bas
applied for tbe Union Store
Card of tbo Betail Clorks'
Tho Arrow Store goes
straight to the' heart of real
The Arrow Store carries a
big stock of Union Label
The Arrow points to a
Union merchant.
The Arrow points to a
Union clerk.     f
The Arrow points to Union
Therefore the Unions of the
city can make an Allied Drive
on the Bock Bottom Valves In
127 Hastings West
MB. 3. N. HABVEY PBIDAY.  -'...May 31, 1918
Week of June 3rd
It will make yon think.
It grips you from beginning to
• end.
Prices:    16c, 30c, 40c.
A drama of a woman wbo
sells ber soul for a dress, and
finds that she has bought in
the dearest markot.
—Concert Orchestra—
Flotsam and Jetsam
Cast Up by the Tide
—   Tidbits of Information As To What Is Going On In the World  —
Hamilton, Ont.—The G. W. V. A. off   New York—Germany's reported ita-
Ontario concluded its convention here
last week. The afternoon and closing
session waB .marked by a debate on the
Y. M, 0. A., which ended in the passing
of a resolution censuring it in connection with its activities on behalf of soldiers overseas.
A number 61 delegates spoke vigorously against the "Y," some calling it
an association of four-flushers and hypocrites.
The general tenor of the remarks on
the work of the Y. M. C. A, overseas
was it eharged higher prices than similar organizations for what it sold, and
gave very little away with the exception of an occasional cup of coffee near
the firing lines.
Praise was accorded to the Salvation
Army, which was credited with doing
excellent work and selling articles to
soldierB at much lower prices than were
charged by the Y.
Week of June Srd
Iron Hand"
15c,  SOe,
15c,   20c,
56c,   800
and 65c
Amsterdam—"The Emperor's Faithful Lieges'' is the name of a new ultra-
jingoistic league formed by a number
of titled Prussian junkers for whom
even the notoriously reactionary principles of the Fatherland party do not go
far enough. The leaguo has isaued a
mainfesto to the emperor, under the
heading: "Emperor hear thy people."
It beseeches the ruler on no account to
yield weakly to the cry for parliamen-
tarization or democratization, saying
that to do so would be to alienate the
affections of all true Germans. If, on
the other hand, he is resolved to "kick
to the devil" (translated literally) all
those who attempt to interfere with the
prerogative of the throne, he will win
place in all German hearts.
" PlmnaVn-p     T-nnVa    -Mi-ir    ntm-io
Emperor,  make  thy   choice,
manifesto concludes.
portation and storage in this country
of large numbers of Mauser rifles and
quantities of ammunition, was declared
a myth by Deputy United States Attorney-General Becker at the conclusion of
his enquiry into the rumors of the existence of these munitions. He expressed th-e opinion that the stories, which
federal investigating agencies have
been attempting to run to earth for
over two years, wore an outgrowth of
tho German plot to foment revolt
against British rule in India. This developed during the testimony of Henry
Musk, former confidential agent of
Capt. Hans Tauscher, tho erstwhile
American representative of German munition manufacturers. He said that in
1914 a shipment of 7500 old model
Springfield rifles, which he now believes
were intended for re-shipment to India,
were stored in this city By tho German
governmont. A few months ago they
were sold by the enemy property cuBto-
dian to Francis Bannerman ,a New
York broker, in condemned ordnance
and military paraphernalia, ho declared.
Moscow—Three hundred anarchists,
arrested in connection with tho recent
uprising here, will be tried by a revolutionary tribunal. M. Ouporoff, chief of
the Moscow war department, who is in
charge of the movement against the anarchists, said:
'' The government has concluded that
it is necessary to restore order for the
purpose of effecting better organization j
of the military, industrial and other
institutions of the country. It has been
decided to put an end to the constant
menace to life and property from people who call themselves anarchists.
Among them are a number of hooligans
and escaped criminals."
London—A Reuter dispatch from Pe
trograd says that the anarchist movement in Moscow has been suppressed.
No Settlement Tet of Shipyard
Strike; Negotiationi Are
Still Being Carried On
(Continued from page 1)
** a—a WHS
Qthsr Big rettum
Jack Warner
Refreshments of every
description supplied
night and day.
"The Source of Human Welfare and a Law Written
in Human Nature"
Fifteen Thousand Railway Maintenance
of Waymen to Oast Vote on
Eight-hour Day
Fifteen thousand maintenance-of-way
employees of Canadian railways will be
asked to vote on the question of pressing for an eight-hour day and a substantial increase and uniform rate of
pay for all maintenance-of-way men in
Canada. The executives of the International Brotherhood of Maintenance-
of-Way Employees met in Toronto to
discuBs the advisability of such a step,
and passed resolutions embodying these
demands, which will be submitted to
the membership of tho brotherhood for
ratification and endorsement. They
claim that the wages paid by the railways is inadequate in comparison to
that paid to other classes of labor.
Affects AU Railways
Formerly the maintenance-of-way
men employed by each railway company
dealt with that company separately, but
it has decided to make a change, and a
central committeo was elected to deal
with all matters affecting maintenance-
of-way employees in Canada, and it is
anticipated that tho managements of
the railways will be asked to act jointly, instead of individually as formerly,
in dealing with their employees. Tho
executives also passed a resolution
strongly deprecating tho recent utterances of J. C. Watters, president of
the Dominion Trades and Labor congress, attacking the British premier,
Lloyd George. Mr. Watters' attack is
branded as "unjustifiable" and the
delegates state that they wish to dissociate themselves from the sentiments
he <xprcssed.
The attack on Mr. 1 t.>a Goorge re
f erred to above was mado by Mr. Wat-
tors at Toronto. Th-> Uiitish promier
was referred to as tho 'trickiest politician who ever masqueraded as s
statesman." The refusal of tho Imporial government to instruct Sir Jo-
the Ishrdlu shrdlu ahrdl cmfw cmfwy
soph Wesley Flavelle, chairman of
thp Imperial Munitions Board, to cooperate with thc Dominion trades congress, of which Mr. Waiters ia president, was thc causo of the outburst.
Another B. O. T. ot L, Affiliation.
The latest organization to affiliate
with the B. C. Federation of Labor is
tho Metalliferous Miners' union of
Princo Ruport district.
Craddock, a member of the Typographical union, has been oleetod mayor of
this city on a non-partisan ticket. Ho
was supported by tho Central Labor
and Trades Council.
AU of Which Is Pure Piffle
and Punk and to Truth a
Perfect Stranger
It may have been noticed that the
noisest prophets on behalf of the virtue
of work as a saving grace for mankind
aro to bo found umong those who have
been thfc most successful in dodging the
necossity of doing anything that would
cause them to sweat profusely or their
[ bones to uncomfortably aohe. Many
grandiloquent eulogies have been sung
on behalf of work. The dignity of
honest toil has been frequently pointed
(Ait and sufficiently emphasized to impress its virtue upon oven the most
obtuse. In fact the' nobility of work
has been so ably expatiated upon by
sagos and pundits that it has been generously conceded that he who stinks
from his own sweat not only thereby
carries with him a certain commendable distinction among men, but stinks
honorably and with great credit to both
himself and his country. Somo there
may be among us, who, not boing in
good mental, moral or spiritual health,
may perchance have contracted an unseemly antipathy for work and take it
upon themselves to decry its virtue as]
a moans of salvation for mankind. Evidently for the purposo of correcting the
mistaken conceits of such misguided
ones, and bringing 'unto them a proper
understanding of the hygienic virtuo
of the true gospel of work, a certain
sowerpipo of misinformation commonly
known as newspaper, that spews its
noxious contents over a considerable
territory within the king's domain, recently gave vent to the following but
gussy compound of falsehood and cant.
"Work is tho inevitable condition of human life, the true source
of human welfare. In determining
that all idle persons shall be either
out in jail or put to work, our
legislators do but emphasize and
carry out a law already written in
human nature."
Work iB not tho inevitable condition
of human or any othor form of life.
Upon tho contrary It is destructive of
all life upon which it is forcod. It is
not tho source of human welfare, but
itB complete negation. It is not a law
already written in human nature, but
it is a complete nullification of all
natural law relating to human or any
other life. Work is an unknown quantity to every living thing except such
aB has-been cursed with tbe chains of
Blavery, and thoso chains are forged
only by the cunning brain and hand of
man. No animal works except as the
penalty is fixed upon him by tho decree
and artifice of man. And tho human
animal is no exception to tho rulo. It
is only when ho has becomo enslaved
by others that he attains that boasted
dignity which sycophantic and slimy
retainers of rulers and robbers promulgate as tho true gospel to bo peddled
to slnves in order to assist in making
them contented with their miserable lot
in the ruling class scheme of things.
Work is not a benison and a beatitude; it is a penalty and a curse. It
is not a pleasure; it is a pain. It is
not a sourco of human welfaro; it is
Will Make a Demand for 96.60 Fer
Day to Go Into Effect on the
First of August
A special mass meeting called by the
District Council of Carpenters and held
Thursday evening in the auditorium of
tho Labor Tomple, voted unanimously
for a wage scale of $6.60 per day to be
presented to the contractors and to go
into offect by August 1. The big hall
was packed to tho doors by an enthusiastic membership of the carpenters. President Hatley presided and
the sentiments expressed from many
parts of the hall was for a determined
atand on the now and necessary wage
scale. All contractors will be notified
The Question of tha 44-Hour Week.
Ono aspect of the 44-hour week question that seems to have been overlooked by most people, is that on the Canadian Bide of the line there is no latitude for sports or other recreation on
Sunday, whilst on the American side
all kinds of pastimes can be indulged
in, and if the poople of this country
desire that Sunday shall be observed
in the manner which has prevailed for
so many generations, then they must
adapt themselves to the necessity of
giving the workers timo to indulge in
the recreations that are necessary, not
only for their physical, but their mental welfare. "All work and worship
makes Jack a dull boy."
Carpenters local No, 617.
Tho raffle for the tools of "Jimmy"
Robinson has been unavoidedly post-
poned till the next meeting   of   the
local. I
speed np ship production.
"The couneil likewise voted against
endorsing the action of the local Shipwrights union in accepting straight
time for working on the half-holiday
instead of time and a half for overtime.
"President Wilson and members of the
shipping board on Monday wired congratulations to the local shipwrights
for having decided on the 48-hour
Since then the following letter has
been received from the Seattle Metal
Trades Couneil, which shows clearly
that, in spite of all tho statements to
tho contrary, the men on the other side
of the line are with the shipyard workers in B. O. on the question of hours:
Oopy of Letter.
"Seatlo, Wash.,
"May 28, 1918.
"Metal Trades Council, Vancouver.
'' Greetings.
"At the regular meeting of the
Seattlo Metal Trades Council, held tonight, Bro. Miller gave a lengthy report on your strike situation, going
into details of its causes, etc.
"I am instructed to convey to you,
per Bro. Miller, our heartiest support
in any manner deemed necessary by
you, in order that your council may be
assisted in bringing about a successful
termination of your present difficulties.
"Again assuring you of our heartiest
"I remain faithfully yours, ,
'' Secretary-Treasurer. *.
Organizer Miller of the Steam and
Operating Engineers, stated at tho
Metal Trades Council meeting, Wednesday night, that Seattle was not only
practically solid for the 44-hour week
during the four months for which it
had negotiated, but that in all probability the men would never revert
back to the 48-hour week in September. He also pointed out that endorsement of the 48-hour week in Portland
was the work of about three mon on
the executive committee and that tho
rank and file were strenuously opposed
to it.
President Dakers of the Victoria
Metal Trades Council informed the
Vancouver Council that everything was
closed down tight around Victoria,
that meetings were being held every
day in the Labor Temple and that the
men were not only standing pat AV
the 44-hour week, but for a basic wage
of $6.60 por day for mechanics and
$4 for laborers. The spirit prevailing
among the men is splendid, and although the machinists had been out for
some time previous to the present situation, not a single man had even attempted to go back to work. A few
black sheep among the returned soldiers had offered their services to the
employers but their assistance will
have very little effect in stampeding
the strikers back to work.
Negotiations are still being conducted as wo go to presB. The men are in
session with Senator Robertson, and the
general feeling is that a settlement is
in sight.
The power of the union label is proved by its progress. The union label signifies the application in industrial life
of those rules which every good citizen
applies in individual life—cleanliness,
morality, honesty, chivalry toward woman, and caro for the young.
the hastening pathway to death and
decay. It Is the inevitable penalty
that all upon which it is fastened must
pay for submitting to the sin of slavery
of which thoy are tho perhaps unwilling victims. Tho horso, tho ox, tho
nss, the dog, know neither sweat nor
yot aching bonos, until thoy-aro harnessed and drivon to thoir task by that
most cunning, crafty, treacherous, unscrupulous, unmoral, unprincipled and
all round unspeakable rogue in ull tho
category of animal kind; that creature
unlled man. And rucIi animals ns man'
cannot enslave he kills, cither for food
or for fun.    If ho can find  no other
oxcubo he will do it morely to get their
hides or feathers for tho purpose of
togging out the females of his Kind so
that they no longer bear likeness to
anything in either the heavens, the
earth, or the nether regions. This latter eccentricity is perhaps due to the
fact, that once he has the females of
his kind thus hidden benoath turkey
feathers and tho hides of dead skunks,
cats and woodchucks, his eyes obtain
much needed relief from eternally gazing upon the doubtfully dazzling beauty that is the chief female stock in
trade when less effectively covered up,
disguised and otherwise adorned. But
this foolish talk abtfat tho blessings
of work, and its dignity, and its boing
a "law written into human nature,"I
is enough to mako oven a savage who
has never yet experienced it sick unto
death. It is quite enough to kill outright, swiftly and at onco, tho tame
savage who Bwoats every day of his
slave life till he stinks so you can
smell him a block, and whose bones so
acho from the dignity he totes around,
at so much per, that ho can't sleep o'
nights, in consequence of the perpetual
doso of this-accursed infamy called
work that is thrust upon him by his
overlords und pious benefactors. And
it would no doubt kill him wore ho not
so dull, obtuse, thick, tough, and well
pickled in that ignorance upon which
Winnipeg Civic Employees Establish
Principle for Which They Fought—
AU Men Reinstated.
It took three special sessions of the
Winnipeg city council last Saturday to
bring about a settlement of the trouble
between the city and their employees,
the basis of settlement being aa follows:
(1) Striking employees to be reinstated under wage schedules already
agreed upon by the city council's special committee and representatives of
civic employees,
(8) Negotiations on all future disputes and provision for conciliation
and arbitration by boards of enquiry.
(3) No strikes pending tke report
from such board of enquiry.
Firemen's Strike Undesirable.
(4) Union acknowledgment that a
strike by firemen is undesirable and a
statement in the agreemont that it
should be resorted to only in extreme
(5) Officers of the fire brigade not
to be eligible for membership in union.
The labor representatives aro understood to have fought stubbornly for
inclusion of lieutenants in tho union,
but finally conceded the point, and an
agreement was at once signed by tho
members of tho council and T. J. Murray, counsel for the Trades and Labor
Senator Robertson, who is now trying to get a settlement in the shipyard dispute was largely responsible
for bringing about the settlement.
Senator Robertson was roundly criticized by tho Winnipeg press for meeting with tho men beforo ho had mot
the city officials or representatives of
the employing class.
Senator Robertson denies the statements of thc press, but why should he
be criticized for meeting with tho mon
affected before having met the employing interests no one can say, unless it
is true that the workera havo no rights,
but tho right to do the bidding of tbe
employers without protest.
Visitors to Oity Witness' Process  of
Making "Twin Bute Oreralli" in
a Strictly Union Shop.
Not the least of the many interesting points visited in Vanconver by
some of those who attended the big
Board of Trade and farmers' get-together conference was the overall factory operated on Water street by
Messrs, James Thomson k Sons, Ltd.,
manufacturers of the famous Twin
Bute overalls and workshirts.
Visitors to this modern, sanitary shop
found a considerable number of operators busied with the work of running
up seams, tacking down pockets, rivet*
ing on buttons and doing such outer important work preliminary to turning
out the finished work-shirt and overalls
which bear the Twin Bute label and
Union label.
It was remarkable with what thoroughness and precision that an overall
was made. It was shown that to make
one of theso garments by hand would
take four or fivo times the time spent
by machine operators, and would cost
the wearer probably threo or four
times ub much money aB he is now required to pay for what is actually a
better garment than that which can be
made by hand.
Twin Bute overalls and work-shirts,
it was, pointed out, are now widely distributed. And although these garments
are made in a variety of styles and in
every wanted size, it was stated that
Vancouver's union workers were singularly fortunate in being able to secure
their exact style and fit in a brand
that is fully equal to the finest garments of their Kind made in Canada
or elsewhere. The Twin Bute shop is
of course a Union shop, and Messrs.
James Thomson & Sons, Ltd., are to ~
0. V. Oook la the Tom
Word hu boon received from Chicago
to tho effect -that 0 .V. Cook, an old-
time Vaneonver man, who took an active part in the Vanconver Island minora' strike in 1918, has beon arretted
for alleged conspiracy with Daniel H.
Wallace to obstruct the Draft Aet. He
is secretary-treasurer of the League of
Humanity, and also of the nationalist
Association of North America. He ia
now out on bail, the turn fixed being
110,000 with a property bond to the ox-
tent of $40,000 to cover same. Efforts
are being made to secure the servicel of
Clarence Darrow as attorney for the defence, and funds are being solicited for
this purpose,
Union Woolen Industry.
Another industry, in which only
union labor will be employed, will soon
be in operation in Vaneonver. This
ia the B. C. Woolen Mills Company,
and it will be located on Hastings
East. This concern will purchase all
the wool that fanners eare to bring or
send into the city. The plant will be
run strictly on a union basis because
'union men will be in charge of it and
are promoting it, Penona intereited in
this proposition can secure further information from Edward Tufts at the
office of the Business Development
Company, 827 Birks Building.
The Barbers have signed up two
more shops, and received two more applications for membership in the union.
Two more of ita membera have been
drafted, and all members are working.
The following resolution was adopted!
Whereas, the Betail Clerks' association
is carrying on an organizing campaign;
and whereas, it ia asking for the support of organized labor in boosting the
atore card, therefore, be it resolved,
that we, Uie Barbers' union in meeting
assembled, go on record as giving the
Betail Clerks' association our hearty
moral support and will render tbem all
the assistance necessary to make Vanconver a union city.
A 20 per cent, increase hu been
given civilian workers in the United
States navy yards.
BU Reductions to all TRIMMED MILLINERY
Panamas and untrimmed straws $1.45
and up
JE oMUlinery
632 OranviUe Street
Phone Sey. 3291
Hotel and Restaurant Employees
The Hotel and Restaurant Employeos
has decided to place all eating houses
who refuse to sign the union agreement,
on the unfair list as soon as the endorsement of the Trades and Labor council
has been obtained. It is hoped that organized labor will get solidly behind
this union in its efforts to organize itB
craft. An election of officers was held
and the following officers elected: President, Harry Wood; vice-president, Joe
Oulette; recording secretary, Fred Har-
rie; inspector, Geo. Westlake; chaplain,
Chas. Davis, and secretary and business
agent, Wm. Mackenzie. The local has
changed its meoting nights to flrst Wednesday in the month at 2:30 and third
Wednesday in the month at 9:30.
At the Columbia
CriticB throughout the country are
ltfud in their praise of "Today,"
Oeorge Broadhurst 's great play starring Florence Reed, which will be
shown at the Columbia theatre on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, Ada Patterson, of the New Tork American,
saying: "I regard "Today" as the
vindication of the motion pictr.ro, and
none of the enemies of the silent
drama can stand against it." Vivid
and startling it lays stark the grinning
skeleton of Today's gilded life as told
in thc story by Oeorge Broadhurst. It
is the tale of a woman who laughing
gaily flrst sipped the wine of folly,
then drained the cup to its bitterest
dregs. Sho toasted Vanity and its
court of Peacock retinue—and awoke
to flnd that while the primroses faded
and died the flower of true love blossomed into the most fragrant bloom
of all. ••• l
"The Book of the One Law"
A book which throws new light upon the subject
which the philosophers of all ages have failed to
make clear—Death and the Hereafter.
"Vanoouver Daily Province/' May 23,1918
" The author of this book . . . has here Bet down much
that may well make hiB readers begin to think. Originality
is impressed on every page, and a considerable command of
rhetorical language enables the writer to place his thoughts
in a striking way before the public.
"Mr. Jordan's book . , , moves in an orbit that is a
little above the 'common round, tho daily task/
'' While the general trend of the volume is philanthropic,
it combines . '. . a certain distasto for man-made laws,
which if carried to its logical conclusion, would lead to
anarchistic troubles."
"Vancouver Daily Sun," May 4,1918
"It is a remarkable work in many ways ... To sum-
.marize . ... it may be said that the 'Book of the One
Law' unveils the mysteries of the ages, laying tare the
story of life present, Ufe past and life to come.
"It scientiflically pilots the reader through intricate
mazes with a skill that is equally apparent to the greatest
or the simplest mentalities.
"It teaches that naught Is created and that nothing dies.
"It offers sympathy and consolation to all; judgment and
condemnation to none." t
"Western Woman's Weekly/' May 18,1918
"... The book is one of tho choicest bits of reading
that has ever been printed on this side of the border  .  .  ."
News Stand, Hotel Vaneoaver •
Now on sale at all First-class Booksellers
or at 830 Birks Building
PRICE $2.00
To Hold Picnic ln July—Oommlttee
Appointed and at Work—Date to
Be Announced Later
The   Ladies  Auxiliary  of   the   Ma
F.«»«u in mat ignorance upon wttictl j ohlnists' unions of the city, following
the  saroty of his  rulers and masters   ... . ,    ., . , , , ,
depends and which insures tho stability  UP   h« 8Ucceflsfjl wh,8t a"v° und danc«
and porpetuity of their glorious reign <lluI<1 »ndor tho ausploes of its members
over tho human cattle of his ilk and [ recently,  hns now    launched    a    pro*
Fortunately for those who rulo j gramme for a picnic to bo hold, accord
„ j,i™ \.n i—- u_j li_ .-i L.a    -ng jQ prcHUtl[ iirrangcmcnts, on July
Tho   lad it's   hnvo   appointed  a  coi
and rob him he has had his mental hid..
so completely tanned by tho truo gospel
of work, that has been pumped into,
him by the press, pulpit and platform
squirtguns of his owners and mastors,
that it is as impervious to common-
sonso as a duck's back is to water or
a capitalist editorial liar to tho blandishments of truth. Work is for slaves,
and no other animals over yet suffered
thc infamous infliction of tho accursed
thing upon them. The very word must
havo boen invented for tho solo purposo of expressing tho tortures of tlio
damned upon whom this supremo curse
of slavery had boon inflicted. Of course
tho slavos should not bc told the truth
about it, for fear thoy might contract
nn antipathy ngainst their chains and
cultivate a disposition to kick thom off.
Hence wo refrain from snying any
more about it until tho next timo wc
happen tu foci out of sorts.
._ _ com-
icJttce nnd have arranged to have it
lUtftnented by representatives from the
different locals nf machinists. A
mooting of thc committee wob hold on
Wednesday ovening nud preliminary
arrangements nnd sub-committeos arranged for.
The policy of the committee differs
in somo particulars from thnt followed by mnny organizations in that it
hns bOon decided not 10 mnke the oils-
tomnry rounds of tlie merchants to bo-*
euro refreshments nnd prizes "on the
cheap." The members of thc com-
ttlHtOO fool thnt if ii picnic or nny olher
fiH'm of entertiiiniiLi'iit ennnot be had
without Asking for donations (lint it
would be bettor to abandon the project. In tlie 110x1 Issue of The Veilerii-
tionisl iininninceiiicnt will be mnde of
further  details, dnte, place,  etc.
PUBLIC NOTICE to hereby given that, by        The report must be addressed te tke Rcglett-v (|
the effect of tht regulation* of the Dover- Dl»u,y o\t_ttm —iet the Military Service Act of the
nor *Wal of Canada i» Coundl of tht 30th ^T£%Z!^JLT^Z!^
of April, 1911, and the Proclamation of 4th *^£*£?"*
_-tu_ __.!__ i___ .   -      .' ™™* Young me* so reporting will aot be placed ea active
British^ubjeet resident in Canada, bom oo or Hrritt M twika ZttTlkey mu*, however, wtify
HM!C  the   13th  Of October,   1M7,   who  hai the appropriate Registrar or Deputy Registrar af aay
attained or ahall attain the aaa of 19 yeara and ckaiife of residence er address.
who to unmarried or a widower without children        on receipt of the report an Identification card will be
mutt, (llflleat he to within one of the classes of forwarded by the Registrar which wttl protect the bearer
peraoni mentioned in the tchedule of Excep- nam aireet.
tioni to the Military Service Act) report as        Punctual compliance with these requirements la of
hereinafter directed on or before the 1st day of treat importance to theee affected.  Failure to report
June, 1911, or within ten days after his 19th wi-^ the elaae limited wiUeipoee the delinquent to aevsre
HrthAw -A.-k....... j.*.. .t.u v. it.   i u. penalties end will In addition render him liable to
birthday, whichever date shall be the latter. J^, „,*_+__ tor Military Service.
Such report must he in writing aad must give his ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE,
 in Bill, the date of his birth aad Ms place ef real-   MILITARY SERVICE BRANCH, this 15th dar of May,
aad alee hie usual pest offlce address, lttl.
IN \JThil The men required to report should address theu- reports as follows:
ONTARIO—To the Deputy Registrar under the Military
Service Act, 1917. London, if they reside in the
County of Bssei, Kent, Lambton, Elgin, Middlesex,
Oxford, Waterloo, Wellington, Perth, Huron, or
To the Registrar under the Military Service
Act, 1917, Toronto, if they reside in the County of
Lincoln, Welland, Haldimand, Norfolk, Brant,
Wentworth, Halton, Peel, York, Ontario, Orey,
Dunerin, Simcoe, or in the Districts of Muskoka,
Parry Sound, Algoma and Nipisiing north of the
To the Deputy Registrar under the Military Service
Act, 1(17, Quebec, if they reside in the County of
Wolfe, Richmond, Compton, Beauce, Bellechasse,
Booaventure, Dorchester, Gaspe, Kamouraska, Levis,
Lillet, Champlain, Charlevoix, Chicoutimi, Montmorency, Quebec, Portneuf, Saguenay, Lotblnitre,
Montmagny, Matane, Megantic, Rimouaki and
To the Deputy Registrar under the Military Service
Act, 1917, Hull, If they reside in the County of
Timiskaming, Pontine, Ottawa and Labelle.
,.lf lMft .,«,.„ ul „„ ■HuMMM-jug, i-oniiac, uiiawa ana Labelle.
Mattawa and French rivers (including the Town-   NOVA SCOTIA—To the Registrar under the Military
shlpsof Ferris and Bonfield.) s_.,i~ ...   »•■>•   •**■-■■»--   -- ■■   ■
To the Deputy Registrar under the Military
Service Act, 1917, Kingston, If they reside in the
County of Durham, Northumberland, Victoria,
.Peterborough, Hastings, Prince Edward, Lennox,
Addington, Frontenac, Hal-burton, Carlcton, Dun*
das, Glengarry, Renfrew, Russell, Stormont, Orcn-
ville, Lanark, Leeds, Prescott, or the District of
Nipissing south of Mattawa river (exclusive of the
Townships of Ferris and Bonfield.)
To the Registrar under the Military Service Act,
1917, Winnipeg, if they reside in the Districts of
Kenora, Kainy River, or Thunder Bay.
QUEBEC—To the Registrar under the Military Service
Act, 1917, Montreal, if they reside In the County of
ram,.—    r~..i..     nr-.-*--.-—	
Service Act, 1917, Halifax, If they'reside'ln'the
Province of Nova Scotia.
NEW  BRUNSWICK—To  the  Registrar  under  the
Military Service Act, 1917, St. John, if they reside in
the Province of New Brunswick.
PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND—To the Registrar under
the Military Service Act, 1917, Charlottetown, If they
reside In the Province of Prince Edward Island.
BRITISH COLUMBIA—To the Registrar under the
Military Service Act, 1917, Vancouver, if they reside
in the Province of British Columbia.
8A8KATCHEWAN To the Registrar under the Military
Service Act,  1917, Regina, if they reside in the
 , ._, - ... «.v *w«u,i*.y ui Province of Saskatchewan.   •
Jacques   Carrier,   Hochclaga,   Laval,    Vaudreuil,   ALBERTA--To the Registrar under the Military Service
Soulangcs, Napierville, Benuhamois, Chateauguay, Act, 1917, Calgary, If they reside in the Province of
Huntington, Laprairie, Argcnteuil, Terrebonne, Two Alberta.
Mountains, Montcalm, L'Assomptlon, Joliettc, Ber-   MANITOBA—To  the   Registrar   under   the   Military
thler, Maiikinonge, St. Maurice, Three Rivers, St. Service Act, 1917, Winnipeg, If they reside in the
Johns, Iberville, Miisisquoi, Broroc, Shefford, Rou- Province of Manitoba.
ville, Chambly. Verchires, St. Hyacinthc, Begot,   YUKON—To the Registrar under the Military Service
Drummond,  Richelieu,  Yomoska.  Nicolet.  Artha- *«> --917, Dawson, if they reside in the Yukon
baska, Sherbrookc, and Stnnitmd.
Territory. PAGE SIX
You can get the overall
and work shirt that suits
you best, if you insist on
Just ask for them at any
of these live stores:
Lees & Raybould 1159 Granville Street
The London Store 1051 Granville Street
M. H. Wright 898 Granville Street
T. Rickson 820 Granville Street
A. T. Stoddart 2127 Granville Street
T. Osbourne 2145 Granville Street
Olttbb & Stewart 315 Hastings West
Wm. Dick, Ltd 33 Hastings East
Dick's, Ltd 47 Hastings East
David Spencer, Ltd 515 Hastings West
J. N. Harvey 127 Hastings West
Woodward Dept. Stores Hastings West
Wray & McKee 52 Hastings West
Campbell & Griffin 144 Cordova West
D. Hunter 74 Cordova West
A. W. Pedan 30 Cordova West
E. J. Smardon 102 Cordova West
F. A. Bingham 2401 Main Street
R. Craig :.... 524 Main Street
Jeffs & Co  714 Main Street
O. S. Wooley 2507 Main Street
R. Moore 2211 Cambie Street
W. P. Boddy 1874 Powell Street
W. McKee, Ltd 3528 Commercial Drive
R, A. Parker 1717 Commercial Drive
T. Badger North Vancouver
Made in a Union Shop
By Jas. Thomson & Sons, Ltd., Vancourer
Kelly, Douglas & Co., Ltd.
Vacuum Packing
Preserves the Flavor
FOB the very same reason
that you cork a bottle—
Tho resulting smoothness of
flavor will delight you.
Vancouver, B. C.
"Royal Standard Wheat Flour"
Enables you to use a 25 per cent, admixture of any one of tlie
substitute cereals named above with most delightful results in
your baking.
(Look for the trademark—the "Circle V" on every sack)
How Girls Are Exploited.
Editor B. C. Federationist:—I am a
constant render of your paper and con*
uider it to be the only ono around here
that is voicing the interests of thc
working peoplo and trying to advance
and protect those interests. I am,
therefore, sending you this, hoping that
you will publish it in order to let other
girls know of some shops in this city
that they will do well to avoid,
There is a hairdreasing and wigmak-
ing shop ou Hastings street known as
the '' Maison Henri.'' This concern
haB another shop on OranviUe street.
A good many ladies patronize these
shops in the way of shampoos, curling,
waving, hairdressing and  manicuring.
The proprietor, a Mr. Henri, who
runB the business, does no hairdressing
himself, but employs girl slaves for thc
purpose. While theso girls are making
a fortune for him they get next to
nothing for doing it. The return for
their timo and labor is very Btnall,
The girls work from 8.3G a.m. to 5.30
p.m. and to 9.30 on Saturday nights.
They do the hairdressing, the manicur*
ing, the combings, sweeping and clean
ing up the parlors and a lot of other
dirty work around the shop. The
girls must purchase their own tools
to work with, Buch aB combs, brushes,
curling tongs, manicuring sot, etc.
about $10 worth. They get in wages
from $1.00 to $5.00 per week. They
put in much overtime, for which they
get nothing extra.. Tho customers they
handle bring to the proprietor at least
from $3.00 to $5.00 por day for each
girl working. The tools Bpoken of arc
purchased from the Henri concern itself and it is scarcely to be supposed
that they are furnished to the girls at
any lower prices than they could bo
purchased for elsewhere. The girls are
compelled to pay the concern 15 cents
each for the laundry of their aprons,
and as they soil two or throe a week
and the regular laundry chargo is not
above 35 cents, it may be seen that
Henri does not lose anything, nor tho
girls gain anything, by the transaction.
I started to work for this concern at
$2,50 per week. When I found out
that I had to buy $10.15 worth of
tools in order to get $3.50 to $5.00
a week, I decided to quit ot once. I
had $2.50 then coming to me. When
I went to the office to get my money
the very " gentlomanly" M. Henri told
me roughly and bluntly thot ho did not
owe me anything and if I hung around
there looking for money he would
chase me out of the shop. Under these
circumstances I had to leave, and have
thus evidently boen beaten out of the
few cents that were coming to me and
which I had certainly earned.
I hopo that no other girls will bc
roped into servico for thiB miserable
concern and that somothing mny and
will be done to right the wrongs that are
daily perpetrated upon thoso who havo
been unfortunate onough to fall into
its clutches. It is shameful to think
that such treatment ean be necorded to
girls who are compelled to work out
for a living, in these days when wc
are all supposed to bo engaged in a
struggle on behalf of democracy and
940 Pender Street West,
Vancouver, B. C.
"Honest John" Loves the Engineers.
Editor B. C. Federationist:—Those
be turbulent times, and tho future docs
not look any too bright. Dodging the
snares and pitfalls set for us by those
profiteering working class creatures
makes life anything but a pleasant
dream for we whom God ordained to
run this world.
Iu spito of all our propaganda do
livered through our presB and by thc
mouth of our prophets, these working
jjs, liko Oliver Twist, howl for
'"'more soup" ond—blamed if wo don't
havo to givo it to them.
But there is one bunch of nut
crackers that'"really, don't cher know,
make mo laugh." They think them
selves a kind of a cross betwoen the
Pluto and the Plobe, the "missing
link," so to speak. They hnvo u union
known as the Krank pin local, a busi
ness agent , nnd a strong box
with the sides bulging from high pressure,' and all tho paraphernalia necessary to jolt democracy, except brains,
which their cnlling does not require.
When file nutocratic cabal at Victorin
wns busted higher thnn Gilroy'B kite,
and simon pure democracy flapped
"its" (I don't know the gender) wings
ovor "our" favored land and all the
thieving parasites which infested our
temple of truth at Victoria had to take
to tho tall timber, thoflo knights of thc
oil can thought that now was thc appointed time to present their Buppli
cations beforo the throne of grace, upon
which God's image, "Honest John,"
had been ordained to roost. It may
not be generally known how Honest
John acquired the cognomen, but he
possessed thnt Stirling quality to sucl
a superlative extent thnt it was roport
ed he would take a nickel off tho cu*
loction plate in chnnge rather than
cheat himself.
In days of yore when politicnl ambition first began !o sprout in John's
brain, he could not put the fascinating
polish on his orations, which character*
izcB them now, in fact volume was
thoir only distinguishing feature. Jolyi
used to blurt, much to the chagrin of
his colleagues, aad when the serpent in
the guise of the Boiler Inspections Act
made its appoarnncc, he jumped on it
with both feet, because ho hnd a pot
of his own, which he fenrcd was not
safo for democrncy, nnd ho also had to
hire an engineer, whilo ho wns engaged
in routing the forces of evil and oppression.
Even at that enrly dnte the ruilrond
magnate in him began to kick and he
became chief sponsor in British Columbia for na delectable a bunch of New
York grafters as ever skinned the
nickels from thc hired girls. This was
n corporation known as tho "Ollnlii
R. R. Co." and proposed to build a road
clean to heaven with B. C. on the route.
Howover, John's work wns too coarse,
and he did not manage to connect with
the bucks thnt were to havo been hia
if ha mndo a good rnid on the province
in behalf of his company.
Being nn expert on cranks, and tin
nuthority on strnina, stresses nnd B.
T, IJ., it logically devolved on him to
take the bnt against this infamous
Boiler Inspections Act, nnd nobly he
responded. As n prophet he has the
other John "skinned a mile," for ho
predicted j-iBt whnt happened—thnt
lazy lot of loafers hnd a "soft snap
as it was and would soon be after more
pay nnd shorter hours,
Just imagine the irony of the situation when this bunch   of   "holdups"
Tcame "wheroasing" and "praying" to
I "Honest John" and kicking about 13-
hour shifts and other trifling incidents
which mar the serenity of their exalted
Thank God he promptly put the kibosh on their aspirations and if they
try any of their strike antics we will
just scrap that infamous document and
run our steam plants with Chinamen.
It is treasonable for working plugs
to try to think, anyway, and John has
gone to Ottawa to have an ordor-in-
council passed prohibiting the proletariat from indulging in the habit, and
providing all the pains and penalties
Christian civilization haB invented for
infractions thereof, and then freedom
tony flap its wingB and Bhrick and crow
once more in safety.
Kamloops, May 22.
A Treatise on Toleration.
Editor B. C. Federationist:—Since
the dawn of history intoloration has
been a curse of the human race, a curso
that has crushed evory human effort
towards unity. But of late years a
feeling of tolerance and solidarity haB
begun to manifest itself among tho
workers regardless of creed, nationality
and color; in spite of all the race
hatred that the capitalist press of different countries hns tried to inspire
among us workors. But it is true that
a certain amount of intoleration Ib to
be found yet among the labor leaders
of our different labor organizations j
but to thoso leaders that are now
arguing on tho different abstract ideas
of political action, or direct action, or
industrial action, or individual action,
or any kind of an action, it is our duty
to issue a warning, becauso while they
nre arguing such hairsplitting propositions, they not only forget to livo together, but they very often lose the
real issues that aro beforo them, it
destroys their reason and ability to
see thc real undercurrent of discontent
that is passing liko an electric current
through the toiling millions of wngo-
workera around the globe. A careful
study of tho great economic and industrial forces at work now proves that
a mighty wave of discontent is going
to sweep away all old traditions and institutions and abstract ideas that hnve
so long laid ns a heavy fog on the
minds of the workers. It is nearly a
hundred years since a clarion call—
one of the most beautiful sounds that
haB agitated tho air, and that
"Workora of tho world, unite"—rang
out over thc world, and that call is
finding an echo in every wage worker's
heart today; that call is the principle
that is going to overthrow all the arguing politicians and rulers of the present social structure. Beware! intolerable, arguing lnbor fakers! On the
bloodstained pages of history we will
flnd that all revolutionary movements
havo been like a mighty wave of an
ocean, crushing everything that happened to bo in its way—tho innocent
with tho guilty—I admit it is cruel,
but true. I have the greatest feeling
of fellowship for everyone that is
studying sociology and trying to bring
nbout understanding nnd unity to tho
bost of his or her ability—fellowship
is not tho right word—lovo would express my feelings better, but I suppose
that sounds too sentimental to some of
us wnge-workers thnt have been
through nil thcBO profit-grinding exploi
tntion mills. Intoleration—the most
cruel nnd terrible word thnt hns ever
passed over human lips.   Words have
wonderful meaning when we stop
to analyze them. Intoleration—excuse
mc for mentioning it ngain, conveys a
menning of a Niagara of blood and
cruelty. Who nre the men that practise
intoleration? They are the mon thnt
are Bowing discord nmong us workera
so they may have a chance of exploiting us either on our work or in onr
organizations. I will name the trinity
of evil—the employers, the party politicians, and our intolerable labor leaders thnt arc either, in their ignorance,
or in order to get material gnin, trying with their useless agitation of the
air, to make us-workers believe that,
becnuse we did not hnppen to be born
on the same spot on this little globe,
or being unfortunate enough to be in
different labor organizations, that we
have nothing in common. When we
take a glance at our daily papers we
some times hnppen to see such words
(ib "Victory" nnd "Ponce." Now the
genoral idea every person hns that doos
not study the real forces underlying
this immense struggle for "freedom"
that is going on at the present time—
in a subconscious way yot—ns to the
menning of tho word first referred to,
nnniely, "Victory"—he draws a mental picture in his mind—thnt is if he
is n Britisher, of bnnners waving nnd
drums boating, and armies marching
through Berlin or the capital of Austria. Or if he hnppened to be n German, or an Austrian, naturally, armies
marching with beating drums and ban
ners flying—but through Paris or London, or somo other city. And turning
towards the second word, "Pence," he
boob n lot of politicians around a green
table drawing mnps of different prov-
ln'coOj deciding that sueh and such a
provinco shall belong to this republic
or that ompire. That is the picture he
draws-of "Peace." Of course, this
article boing written against intoleration, wc will hnvo to forgive him, the
little innocent creature, because ho docs
not know better. ThoBe aro the pictures he drawB, but ovory student of
different economics forceB nnd nbstrnct
idens that led up to this horrible
slaughter, the man that digB below the
different nntionnl colors that aro represented in this great human drama, will
find a picture quito different from the
picture thia mental prostitute hns just
drawn for ua. He will seo the flames
of discontent growing throughout tho
world gaining ground nnd momentum
every hour and overy day. Aa he follows the struggle month after month
he will see a gradual evolution of this
horrible human drama from a subconscious struggle—worker ngninBt worker
—into a full conscious nnd intelligent
struggle, whero the exploiters will be
lined ngninst thc exploited, It is our
duty to warn every mnn who is practising and preaching intoloration to always keep beforo his mind tho cruel
fact that every grent social move thnt
hns taken place is similnr to evory
other force in tho universe—it acts
without respect to persons, nationalities or creeds, unless it is controlcd hy
renson nnd toleration. Regarding the
different opinions wo workors hnve on
the action to bo taken to bring about
our emancipation, it matters very little,
bOcauso the growing discontent in connection with our growing solidarity
will be our lending generals, and those J
two generalissimos aro far superior to
our industrial leaderB, or semi-politi-
cianB. Remember, fellow worrkers,
what we have suffered in the past and
atill aro suffering on account of metaphysical and abstract ideas of great republics or empires nnd heavens. Of
course, regarding the last word, I would
be sorry if I Bhould hurt anybody's
feelings on religious grounds, because
I havo no sneer for the hopeful that
believes there is an incomprehensible
force that will in some mysterious way
turn all the evil into good and reclaim
all of us innocent arguing creatures,
providing you do not preach intolerance and separation in this life, and the
life hereafter—if there iB any.
Boiler Makers' Picnic.
Editor B. C, Federationist:—I beg
to report that tho above organization
held its first annual picnic and sports
on Friday last, Victoria Day, at Mahon
Park, North Vancouver, the numbor
attending same boing too grout to form
an estimate. Tho sports commenced at
11.30 a.m. and the programme, consisting of 33 events, was run through by 6
p.m. Prizes to the numbor of 200,
totalling close upon $800 in value, wero
then presented by Mr. Thomas Neilson,
superintendent at Coughlan's, and by 7
p.m., when Lives and Reeves' first-class
orchestra struck up, overybody was in
good humor and ready for the dance.
I would liko to mention, through
your paper, that as tho programme was
in tho hands of the printers when I
received Evans, Coleman & Evans'
cheque for $25 and Simpson & Balk-
well's choquo for $20, that these sunis
wore spent in purchasing somo 250 toys,
at wholesale prico, for the "wee tots,"
and many the bairn waa made happy
on Friday met, when they recoived
Teddy boars, dolls, carriages, trinkets;
in fact, toys of every description were
handod out to eaeh boy and girl on tho
ground, in addition to free candy and
lomonnde, and froo tea and coffee for
thc adults.
Mr. Dunk Neilson handled tho whistle in a capable manner in the football series. Mr. Andy Neilson and Bro.
McEachern, asBiatod by Mr. -JHolmca,
were tho judges, and Bros. R. H. Wise
and Stuort wero the stnrtcrs. Broa.
Joe Barber and Harris, Davo Neilson,
Carmichaol and others too numerous to
mention were highly congratulated on
evory hand for the efficient manner in
which they carried out so great an
Fraternally yours,
Secretary Picnic  and Sports Committee, Coughlan's.
Army life is just ono darned inoculation ufter another. The nverago soldior is as full of holes ns a porous plaster. Thoy are tho apertures through
which aU aorta of anti-bugs are introduced into his system. Each soldier
iB issued a billion bugs, for whose upkeep he is held responsible. Thoy hike
hither and thither through his system.
They drill on his spinal column ond
hold sham battles on his cerebrum. Ho
spends half his time getting inoculated,
and the rest of it recovering from the
Here is the schedule of a typical day
in training enmp when thc doctors are
in an inoculating mood.
6 a.m.    Reveille.
6.15. Roport to Dr. .Tnbb for inoculation against sleeping sicknesB.
6.30. Breakfaat nnd inoculation
against indigestion.
7. Drill.
7.11. Report to Dr. Poke for inoculation against baldness.
8. All men must be inoculated in the
left shoulder ngninst Tasinnnian cpi-
zooty, in case the army goes to Tasmania.
9.01. Report to Dr. Pricker to hnvo
5,765,890 nnti-prickly heat germs injected in the right funny-bone.
11.07. Second inoculation against
flat feet and warts.
12. Mess. Men will be inoculated
with one plate of stow and four cubic
inches of broad pudding.
1 p.m. Report to nearest doctor to
be inoculatod with any germs he happens to have around.
2.20. AH men suffering from fox-
bite or squirrel-bite roport to Dr.
Knccdle for inoculation.
2.30.   Drill {if able).
2.55. Ankle inspection by Dr.
3.33. Bring your calveB to Dr.
Punch 'a tent for inoculntion ngainst
4. Special inoculation in Dr. Muff's
tent. All nicn suffering from alimony,
pip, cauliflower earB, free verse, persistent sneezing or aversion to work,
must report for prophylactic treatment.
5. Mess. Each man will be issued
one pill, the equivalent of one plate
of beans, one mug of tea and one piece
of bread. He may tako it, or use it:
for ammunition. |
6-9.    All men must stay   in    their I
tents, na the doctors may think up a
new inoculation, nnd may wnnt some
ono to practice on,
9.16. All mon who aro still conscious
will be inoculated against insomnia
and mulekick.
10.   Taps (for survivors).
N.B.—The only thing they don't in'
ovulate you against in the army is inoculntion.
Lifo is evidently in error in stating
thnt "the only thing they don't inoculate against in the army is inoculation." As far as wo ure able to learn
no inoculation against Buicide- is included in army niodical practice. True,
thore wore bnt throe deaths by suicide
in the army cantonements within tho
United States during tho woek ending
May 3, but just think what might have
boen saved for more effective war purposes if proper provision had been mado
to forestall such unhappy results, by
filth inoculation. The attention of army
officials should be called to the evident
overlooking of this eminently eaaentiul
and sensiblo precautionary measure by
the medical staff. Such cnrelesaneas
should not bo lightly condoned. It jb
too well calculated to give "aid and
comfort to the onmy." If "suicide"
ia cnrolossly allowed to spread among
the soldiery of democracy, victory may
be compelled to perch upon the banners
of ntournccy, because thero will be no
other alternative.
If you haven't joined thu Federated Lnbor
Party, jirt* in touch with Secrotary Trotter,
Room 200, Labor Temple, or any of tho vice-
presidents throughout tho province ***
Phone Seymour 7169
Third Fleer. World Bulldlnf
—Tho only Union Shop In Vincouver—
Men's Underwear
"raincheck"—one of the most comfortable garments one can wear;
sleeveless, knee length.   Combinations $1.26
Separate garments    65c
BALBRIGGAN UNDERWEAR—Two-thread "Zimmerknit" brand; long
sleeves and ankle length combinations  $1.25
Single garments    76c
PENMAN'S BALBRIGGAN UNDERWEAR—In all the foregoing styles
—A slightly heavier weight.   Combinations - $1.60
Single garments    76c
WHITE MESH UNDERWEAR—Short sleeve and knee length. Combinations at  $1.60
Separate garments    76c
NATURAL POROUS UNDERWEAR—Short Bleevc and knee length.,
Separate garments    76c
Men's Bathing Suits
Here in all the wanted varieties and colors—
REGULATION STYLE—In navy and grey, a good wearing quality.
Price $1.00.   Sizes over 44 $1.60 and $1.76
WOOL BATHING SUITS—In brown, green, navy, black and groy, with
fancy stripo trimmings $3.00 and $4.00
ENGLISH PURE WOOL CASHMERE—In navy with greon and red
trimmingB   $4.95
with red, navy with gold, enierald with white, emerald with gold, grey
with green $6.76
If you haven't Joined the Federated Labor
Party, get ln touch with Secretary Trotter,
Eoom 206, Labor Templo, or any of the vice-
presidents throughout the province. ***
of the statement that our Office Supplies
and Stationers' Sundries stock is tke beat
in B. O. Oome ln and look os over)
Expert Repairs
Motors, Lights, Bells, Telephones
The Jarvis Electric Co.! Ltd.
570 Bichards Street
Opposite Libor Tamils
—Headquarters for Labor lien—
Bates—75o and $1.00 per day.
12.50 per week tnd op.
Ou* tt Baaaonabit Batai
Delivered to and from all trains,
boats, hotels and residences
Piano Moving
Phona na day or night
The Great Northern
Transfer Co.
■ay. 404*6 Union Station
Mined on Paciilc Coast
McNeill, Welch &
Wilson, Ltd.
Fait. 2800
Main Stteet
Refined Service
One Block west of Court House
Use of Modern Chapel and
Funeral Parlors free to all
Telephone Seymour 8486
flrst and third Thursdays. Executive
board: President, G. J. Kelly; vice-president,
F. W. Welsh; seeretary ana business agent,
V. R. Mldgley; treasurer, F. Knowles; ser*
geant-at-arms, J, F. Poole; trustees; J. H.
MoVety, W. R. Trotter, A. J. Crawford, F.
A. Hoover.
i Meets second Monday la tko month. President, Geo. Bartley; seeretary, R, H. Nee-
lands, P.O. Box 80.	
tional Union of America, Local No. HO—
, Meets seeond and fourth Tuesdays is ths
month, Boom 306, Labor Temple. President,
IL. E. Herrltt; seeretary, S. H. Grant, 1071
Alberni street.
No. 617—Meets every second and fourth
Monday evening, 8 p.m., Labor Temple.
President, R. W. Hatley, phone Fair. 2992L;
financial secretary, G. Thom; recording secretary, J. R. Campbell; business agent,
Walter Thomas, Room 208, Labor Temple.
Phona   Sey.   7485.
and Iron Ship Builders and Helpers of
America, Vancouver Lodge No. 194—MeeU
every Monday, 8 p.m. President, M. A. Mo
Ekohern, 1245 Alberni St.; secretary-treasurer, Angus Fraser, 1151 Howe St.; business
agent. J. H. Oarmlchael, Room! 212, Labor
Local 28—Meets every flrat and third
Wednesday at 2:80 p.m.; seeond and fonrth
Wednesdays at 9:00 p.m., Labor Temple.
President, Fred. Harris; seeretary and businoss sgent, Wm. Mackensle, Room 209, Labor
Temple. Offlee hours, 11 to 12 noon; 2 to
6 p.m.	
Operating Engineers, Loeal No, 620—
Meets every Monday, 7:80 p.m., Labor
Temple. President, J. R. Flynn, 810 Moodle
street, New Westminster; vice-president, P.
Chapman; seoretary-treasurer, W. A. Alexander, Room 216, Labor Tomple. Phone Sey.
I 7496.
—Meets In Room 206, Labor Temple.
every Monday, 6 p.m. President, D. W.
MeDougall, 1162 Powell street; recording
seoretary, John Murdock, Labor Temple;
financial secretary and business agent, E. H.
Morrison, Room 207 Labor Temple.
INTERNATIONAL LONGSHOREMEN'S Association, Loeal 8662—Offlce and hall, 604
Pender street wost. Meets every Friday,
8 p.m. Secretary-treasurer, F. Chapman;
business agent, L. Marsh.
I.   L.   A.,    LOOAL   I8-S&,    AUXILIARY—
(Marine Warehousemen and Freight
Handlers). Headquarters. 486 Howe street.
Meets first and third Wednesday, 8 p.m.
Secrotary and business agent, E. Winch.
Butcher Workmen's Union, No. 648—Meets
first and third Tuesdays of each montb,
Labor Temple, 8 p.m. President, B. W.
Lano; recording secretary, E. Lofting: financial secretary and business agent, T. W. Anderson, S87 Homer street.
America (Vancouver and vicinity)—
Branch meets second and fourth Mondays,
Hoom 204, Labor Temple, ['resident. J.
Han forth, Euclid Ave., Colllngwood EaBt;
financial secretary nnd business ngent, H. S.
NightBCOlos, 'J70—56th Avo Bast, South Vancouver; recording seeretary, E. Westmoreland, S247 Point Grey rood. Phone Bay-
view 2970L.
Riggers, I. L. A., Local Union 88A, Series
5—Meets tbe 2nd and 4th Fridays of the
month, Labor Templo, 8 p.m. President, J.
Sully; flnanolal seeretary, M. A. Phelps;
business agent and corresponding secretary,
W. Hardy. Offlee, Room 219-220, Labor
Shaving Soap
in any country
Produces a Fine Creamy Lather
and Doea Not Dry on the Faoe
"Witch Hazel"
Shaving Soap
Stick or Cake
Manufactured In British Columbia
ployees, Pioneer Division, No. 101—Meets
. Lahor Temple, seeond and fourth Wednesdays at 8 p.m.    President, W. H. Cottrell;
I treasurer, E. S. Cleveland; recording aecreUry ,A. V. Lofting, 2561 Trinity street.
Phone High. 168R; financial seeretary and
business agent, Fred. A. Hoover, 2409 Clark
drive, offlce eorner Prior and Main streets.
fours' Union, Local No. 656—Meets every
Wednesday at 8 p.m. President, W. J.
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officers, 1018-19: President, Duncan McCallum, Labor Temple, Vanconver; vice-presidents—Vancouver Islsnd, Walter Head,
South Wellington; Victoria, J. Taylor; Prince
Rupert, W. E. Thompson; Vancouver, E.
Winch, W. R. Trotter; New Westminster, P.
Peebles; West Kootenay, Marens Martin,
Nelson; Crows Nest Pass, W. A. Sherman,
Fernle. Secretary-treasurer, A. S. Wells, Boa
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Prosldent, S. D. Maedonald; secretary, W. E.
Thompson, Box 278, Prince Rnpert, B. O.
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SYDNEY, N. S. W.—The third Australian Peace conference waa held in
Sydney on March 29-April 1, and was
the largest and moat important of its
kind ever held in Australia. Over a
hundred delegates were present from all
parts of Australia, representing all sections of the workers. Rev. F. Sinclaire
was elected president; Mr. Cooper, vice-
president; Messrs. Stanley Allen and T.
J. Miller, secretaries; Messrs. Scott-
Griffiths, assistant secretary; Misb
$wann, troaBurer; R. S. Robs, Rev. A,
Rivett, H. Woods, W. Francis Ahern
and Miss I, Swann were elected to a resolutions and standing ordors committee; while A. Rae, W. Francis Ahern
and Mrs. Scott-Griffiths, comprised tlio
press committee.
Peter Simonoff (Bolsheviki consul
general in Australia), and Jakov Gunn
wero specially welcomed to tho conference as delegates from thc Russinn
Workers' associations. Responding to
a motion urging the Australian governmont to recognize his appointment as
consular repreaentative of the Bolsheviki government in Australia, Mr. Simonoff detailed tho aims and aspirations of the Bolsheviki government.
Keen interost was taken in the 'various papers read and discussed beforo the
conference, notably the papers dealing
witn "Poace and Arbitration," Peace,
Imperialism and Internationalism,''
"Peace, Defence and Boy Conscription," "Enforced Peace, and Peace Economics." In between the sessions of
conference, public peace meetings were
held in the various publio halls of Sydnoy and in the principal park of the
Resolutions were carried urging peace
and international fraternalism and the
settling of industrial disputes by arbitration, abolition of tho capitalistic system, censorship, institution of the principle of international fellowship and
brotherhood, total disarmament, production for use and not for profit ,and the
appointment of vigilance and publicity
committees to foster the peaco feeling.
It was decided that a manifesto of
poaco be prepared, also that a statement Betting forth the decisions of the
conference and the objects of the p ace
movement in Australia be published and
circulated. Resolutions were also carried urging all women to organize in industrial and other bodies opposed to
war, also that as war was caused by
economic conditions, peace could only
be made by tho proletariat of the various countries along lines equitable and
just to the workors. The attempt to
foster Imperialism was deplored, as alao
was tho attitude of the churches and
tho capitalistic newspapers on tho question of war. Conference repudiated all
desiro to extend the dependencies of
Australia by retaining tho captured
German colonies in the Pacific, and passed a resolution condemning conscription in any shape or form. Greetings
were, extended to the various peace organizations throughout the world for
the stand thoy had taken in opposition
to war.
Sir Robert Bordon is as sore as a
boil. And no wonderl With a poer-
ago after the war an absolute cinch,
he finds that the people of Canada
don't want to let him have it. It iB
too bad! Lord Unionbluffe would be a
peach of a title—and the name would
havo the added advantage of giving
posterity the whole history of its
achicvemont in a nutshell, as it were.
He got right up in the air when Mr.
R. L. Richardson, of Springfield, Man.,
proposed to do away altogether with
titles in Canada. He thought it was
rubbing it in when not only wore they
wanting to prevent him from securing
a peerage but actually proposing to
take away tho modest little knighthood of which he hnd been so proud
before his bauble-ambitions soared. He
got as sulky as the deuce; and ho said
that if parliament voted that way he
wasn't going to play any moro. And
parliament, being composed largoly of
mutts,, kopt him in the game by agreeing to let him, instoad of the king, do-
cido who was to havo a title and who
wasn 't.
* -tt   *
Sir Joseph Wesley Flnvello must
havo sighed a mighty sigh of relief,
figuring that he still had a good sporting chance to change his obnoxious
name—if tho ungrateful eaters of his
pork and chickons don't raise too much
cain in the meantime. He'll make it a
point to keep well in with Sir Robert,
in the hopo that Robert will securo him
a peerage when he's getting his own.
Who'd dream of suspecting that Baron
Rotthen was ovor connected with the
chickons that stank so badly in his
rofrigerator in Winnipeg that thoy
couldn't ovon be sold to tho common
working man, and, therefore, had to
bo convoyed, by gaa-mnsked employees
to tho city's public incinorutor?
* *   •
By the way, Mr. Harry W. Anderson
makes a little mistake in stnting in his
article in this wook's Canndinn Courier
that when Mr. W. F. Nickle proposed,
in parliament, to do away with futuro
titles in Canada, "tho pross heralded
hifl campaign and backed Lt, from Ihe
Atlantic to the Pacific." He overlooked Vancouver, whoro somo dainty littlo
editorials hove appeared standing up
for the institutions of "the good old
timos" when knights were bold nnd
the greator portion of a workmnn'a
pay was a swift kick in tlio usual
plnco. Oh well, it takes a lot of
different-thinking peoplo to mnke a
world; nnd, perhnps, thoro will always
bo those who delight to bco the "bull"
bnron nnd tho hog baronot come to
their royal honorB.
*   •   #
Tnlk of "Showers of Blessing!"
Listen to this from the Province's account of tho last nir mid on London.
A number of bombs fell in open
places, somo of thom near a hospital.
Passers-by saw the nurses at the hospital comforting patients whilo othors
woro loading in prnyor nnd singing.
The windows hnd been blown out and
the pooplo near by could plainly hoar
tho choniB singing "Pruiso God From
The action of the returned soldiers in
the city of Victoria in the shipyard
strike, must not be considered as being
a reflex of the opinions of the returned
soldiers as a whole.
From information to hand from Victoria, it would appear that many of the
returned soldiers aro members of the
unions affected, and are standing by the
organizations. Theso men, in many
cases, have been members of the organized labor movement for years before taking up military duties, and have
not lost that understanding of the position of the worker on the industrial
field, which they gained by that membership.
The resolution passed by tho Great
War Veterans in Vancouver on Monday,
which re-affirmed the stand taken by
that organization at their convention,
to the effect that they were not in favor
of the returned men acting as strikebreakers, shows at least that the action
taken by the men in Victoria is not in
lino with the policy of the returned men
as a whole, but merely the action of a
fow individuals.
been increased $3.75 a week by tho
Bakery Wagon Drivers union. The new
rate is $28.75 a woek. The work day
is reduced from nine to eight hourB
with an additional holiday with pay,
making Beven holidays a year. Overtime rates have been increased from
65 cents to $1 an hour.
Whom All Blessings Flow." Curious,
isn't it, that they didn't realize that
the bombs were coming from the Germans f
• *   »
To return to parliament. No sooner
was Sir Charles Fitzpatrick 's mesB
cleaned up than Mr. A. B. Copp, of
Westmoreland, filthiod tho floor of the
house again. He deposited quito a
smelly muck of criminal fraud in connection with the taking of the soldiers ' vote. Evidently the stench was
too much for Mr. W. H. Butts, of
South Cape Breton, for, after the mess
had been lying on the floor for some
three hours, he implored Mr. Copp to
take the vile stuff outside. But Mr.
Copp wouldn't do any such thing. He
thought a longer sniff at their putridity
might make everybody a little more
careful in future. He overlooked one
very important fact, though. There are
forms of life which only thrive in rottenness.
* *   *
The hounds have been out again. A
Gorman, of Henryetta, Okla., was foolish enough to admit to his fellow citizens that he still felt loyal to the land
of his birth. Wowl Wowl Wowl yap-
pod the dogs, and tho fun was on. It
was great! It waB glorious! Here and
thore they chivvied him, until they
woro out of breath with laughing and
running. Then they put him in the
jail to keep until they had had their
suppers. Rested and fed, they returned to tho fun, with everybody in the
best of fettle. Thoy had the time of
their lives until1 midnight, whon thoy
got too tired to keep it up any longer.
Then they had a grand finale. They
stripped him stark-naked, painted his
bodjr red, and gave him twenty enthusiastic lashes across his bare back.
He waB Btill alive, so they returned
him to the jail, and boat it for bye-
bye, to dream their gallant exploit
o'er again. Well, there should be no
kick coming from Henryetta, Okla.,
if tho Germans flog nny of its loyal
citizens found within their borders.
The Scientific American, in its hist
isBue, complains that brush manufacturers send to Europe and Asia for
hog bristles when they could got lots
of them at home. Tako tho hint, barbers!   Save their bristios.
Did you notice that our old friend
Upliftor was. gotting in some moro
of his good work? No! Where were
your eyes? Why, an amendment has
just boen made to tho criminal code
making it a acrioua offence against tho
law to be so poor that you and your
family can only afford one room to live
So the Bogey Man'11 catch you if
you don't hang on to your jobs. Go
another ono Upliftor, old sport! Make
it a criminal offence for a man to be
so rich that he and his wife and child
can't well live in a house of less than
twenty rooms. ImpoBBible? Might ns
well ask to havo tho big treos in Stanley Park play ring-a-rosieB around tho
monkey house? Maybe! But there's
a good timo coming, you old fossil,
when tho working man is going to take
a hand at the game.
Rev. W. D. Reid pointed out, nt the
annual meeting of tho National Prison
Reform association, hold in Montreal
last week, under tho presont syatem of
administering justice, whether a man
was sentenced to one year or fivo yenrs
depended largely on tho state of the
magistrate's stomach. Suroly, there
ought to be more ono year sentences
these duys of food restriction. Of
courso, if he still makos a hog of himsolf, wo'll have to put up with the five
until such time aa thero is a stomach
inspection of nil magistrates bofore
thoy are allowed to take their seats on
tho bench.
On Saturday Inst, Director General
McAdoo boosted tho United States ruilway men's pay $300,000,000, making
tho increases rotroactive as from January. He didn't mako his recommendation because of any great lovo for the
working brother, but because there was
no getting away from tho fact thnt tho
cost of living had gone away up. Our
Great Ones aro cither too addle-brain-
od to aee what's ns evident as the sun
in a clear noon sky, or too darned
solflsh (which is much more likely) to
do anything to relieve the financial burdens of their less fortunate fellows until tho said follows take the strike trail
and show them who is really boss when
it comos to a "show down." But wait!
What we can do will bo ns nothing to
whnt we'll do when every working
mnn in Cnnada is it loyal union member, Believe me, thoso'11 bo aome
times. Think of the hundreds of millions of dollars sliding towards Mr.
Working Mini's jenna thnt now jump!
from tho pants pockets of Mr. Plute.
Get together, fellows, and hustle those
days a Httlo nearer! We're simply
aching for thoBe extra bucks.
There is an argument being bandied (
about which runs somewhat liko this:
Why should the    shipyard    employees!
atriko for moro money whon they aro
already getting a good denl higher pny j
than tho tnen in the trenches?   Here's |
anothor  argument:    Why should   tho
shipyards employers want to hang on
to more profits when they aro already
making a great deal moro thun a whole
battalion of men in tho trenches?
International Conference Is
to Arrange Equitable
Terms of Peace
Wellington, New Zealand—The Labor
party of New Zealand has adopted
peace resolutions demanding the universal abolition of conscription and of the
munitions trado, in addition to the usual
labor demands oi other countries. A
clause, showing the suspicion with
whieh England iB regarded by her colonies, insists that the British self-governing dominions shall be separately represented at the peace conference, Iro-
land not excluded. Tho text of the
terms follows:
Text of Terms
"That, as the governments of Europe
havo failed utterly to preserve peace, or
to bring the present war within measurable distance of a conclusion, we con-
tond that only by organized systom
of production for use, under democratic
control, can a recurrence of auch calamities be permanently avoided.
"We, therefore, urge that immediate
negotiations bo initiated for an international conference for the purpose of
arranging equitable terms of peace, on
which conference tho working class organizations shall demand adequate representation, and the inclusion of women
delegates, and wo further urge that the
British Bolf-governing dominions (including Ireland) shall be granted separate representation thereon.
"We submit that in framing the
terms of a lasting peace, the following
principles shall be observed:
Plebiscite for -Alsace
"1. The right of small nations, including Ireland, to political independence.
"2. That the European countries invaded during the present war be immediately evacuated, and their future territorial integrity guaranteed—provided
that the ownership of disputed territories shall be determined by a plebiscite
of the inhabitants, under the protection
of an international commission. This
course would dispose of Alsace-Lorraine,
Poland and similar cases on the democratic principle that all just government must rest on the contest of the
"3. That prior to tho diabandment
of the combatant armies they shall be
utilized, under international control, for
the restoration of the devastated territories at the expense of tho invaders.
"4. That where an amicable arrangement can not bo reached by the
peace conference in regard to captured
colonies and dependencies, such territories shall bo placed provisionally under international control.
Open Foreign Policy
"5. That the freedom of the seas be
secured on the lines laid down by President Wilson of Amorica in his speech
at Washington in May, 1916, in which
he advocated: 'A universal association
of the nations to maintain the inviolate
security of the highway of the seas.' "
NEW YORK.—With the ousting of
the air craft board by President Wilson sensational disclosures are being
mado on the manner in which the government has been looted of nearly a
billion dollars. To date tho air ship
programme has not developed a single
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You want to be the best dressed man in Vancouver—you want a suit
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_ OITY MERCHANTS believe the organized workers will respond to the get-
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_ CITY MERCHANTS know the value of
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trades unionists of Vancouver.
«J THE CLERKS' UNION stands for a
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<J THE CLERKS' UNION will see that thc
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<J THE CLEfeKS' UNION makes it easy
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•J THE TRADES UNIONIST is entitled to
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q THE TRADES UNIONIST will readily
comply with the resolution passed at
his last meeting as requested by thc
Clerks' Union. Confidence, that collective invisible personality, is the driving
force in thc labor movement, and the absentees from last meeting can be trusted
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q THE TRADES UNIONISTS OF VANOOUVER demand thc defoat of all deceiving demagogues of trade. Put your
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FBIDAT. May 31, 3918
Claman's have faith in the
workers of Vancouver
WE demonstrated our faith when we established'a precedent and took out the first Union
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Union men aro daily showing their faith in us and are realizing that our values are extreme, and our guarantee of satisfaction, a bona fide one.
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Gains Made ln Practically All Trades
While Unorganised Oet
the Boot
The labor condition in Sydney, N. 8.,
is in splendid condition at the presont
time and iB making marked progress.
There is not an organization in thc city
but has greatly added to the membership during the present year, and in
addition, aU have had an increase in
their wage scales, and several a reduction in the length of the work day.
At their last regular meeting the painters and decorators initiated a number
of new members, and arc now organized nearly up to the 100 per cent.
mark. When first organized five years
ago the wages in this craft were $1.75
for a ten-hour day, at present the
minimum is $4.50 and hours nine a day.
The carpenters secured a substantial
advance'on May 1st, while the plumbers and steaninttcrs have forced the
bosses to lift their lockout and come
to terms. The non-union workers here
get from 30 to 50 per eent. less in
wages than union men and work a
larger number oi hours per day.
Stated in concrete terms, the union
label is powerful becauso it accomplishes by peaceful means, with absolute certainty and at little cost, that
which the strike and boycott seek to
accomplish, always at great cost and
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Conditions Are Developing
Swiftly to the Point
of Revolution
Some Striking Utterances of
Speakers in German
The situation from an international
standpoint iB now more interesting than
at any period since the declaration of
war. The German offensive has more
behind it than appears on the surface.
It seems that tho minority group of Socialists are in possession of documentary evidence that convicts the junker
clasB of planning the world slaughter,
and using the wage slaves of allemaime
ns spending money for their aggrandize
The insistent demand for manhood
suffrago in Prussia; the quarrels among
tho military commanders; the revolt in
Bohemia and tho general disruption in
Austria alt point in the same direction.
We are on tho eve of Btartling developments in Central Europe.
The pleasing feature about all thiB is
the courage of the Sociolista. Their
boldness is remarkable when we take
into consideration the drastic methods
adopted by the ruling claBB of Germany
to maintain its "law and order," Even
Schcidcmnnn, the reactionary, is being
forced to attack the governmont aB witness his speech on tho Bussian tragedy:
"We (German Social Democracy)
fought for tho defence of our country
against Czarism; wo fought against the
plans of conquest of tho Entente, but
we fought as little for tho breakup of
Russia as for tho suppression of Belgium independence, or for Langwy and
Briey. We think it necessary to announce before the whole world that the
policy which is being carried on against
Russia is not our policy.
"Are we to carry over into the days
of poace the hatred of the whole world,
wherewith today wo arc burdenedf
Truly, it is time that words should go
forth from an authoritative source into
the world, other than words of terror-
ism and confession of the gospel of
force; words which might awaken confidence.     *   *   *
'Instead we have had to read a
speech in which the announcement is
made to tho world that wo would even
now make peace, but first it must be
acknowledged that we have won.   *   *
"For the great majority of the nation which we represent, I must most
distinctly doclaro that we do not share
the point^of view it expresses. On tho
contrary, we decidedly repudiate it. Wo
desire no humiliation of our opponents.
We desire no place of power, which
could bo won or maintained by gas
shells. Wc deaire the peace which rests
on the freedom, friendship and mutual
trust of nations."
Dr. Coin's speech in the Reichstag
against thc Ukraine peace is too long to
bo reproduced, but a few sentences will
show itB quality:
"German public opinion is being fed
with hypocrisy nnd lies concerning the
aim ns well as the origin nnd progress
of the war * * * I deeply deplore
that we-are rushing into the most horrible event of the war, this gaa offen-1
sive in the west, without the opportunity to make heard the voice of humanity in Germany * * * If tho military party wins on all sides, they will
be lords in Europe, but they will freeze
under the hatred of the whole of humanity. * * * Thc war is for the
rich and the poor pay for it with their
corpses * * * but, my lords nnd
politicians, at the end of the tragedy, it
is you who will be ruined and tho proletariat is sure to win, if indeed it has
not already won * * * You may
throw up ns many defences as you will
* * * The Russian revolution will
overleap, them * * * nnd if you
cannot end the war by meanB of understanding and reconciliation, then thc
peoples will themselves end it,
"I bless the day when it will come
to this. I bless tho dny when thc people will take their fate into their own
hands againBt the princes and againat
the statesmen; against the militarists,
and nbove all, againat German militarism."
Many moro speoches were delivered
of a like character, and tbo junkers are
despeiate. Tho present offensive ia
their Inst throw.
The United States iB being forced to
line up with tho Bolsheviki of Russia.
Tho treaty between Japan and China
threatens the Americnn market in the
lattor country. Trotsky is quite willing
to lend an army against thc Germans if
Uncle Sam will provide tho wnr material.
It is to bo hoped that Trotsky nnd
Lenino will be assisted by the forcea
that are working and that their object
will bo attained. It seems like a dream
and too much to hopo for, but it la possible for an army of Russian Reds to
entor Eastorn Prussia nnd be welcomed
by tho proletariat of Germnny. Wc
may yet bcc a mighty revolutionary
power burst into boing in Central Europo; a power that will wipe out, not
only tho last remnants of feudalism,
but will be the menus of enabling thc
workers of all lands to burst asunder
the bonds that now bind them.
Speeding Up Fostered  by   Profiteers
Was Progressing Nicely Wben
Union Stepped in.
LONDON.—An'attempt to cstabliBh-
n record for hand rivetting at the shipyard of J. Crichton & Co. nt Snltncy,
near Chester, wns stopped by officinls
of the Boilcrmukcrs' society, according
to the Daily Mail. Thia action was
tnkon after a rivetting squad had
driven 2125 (ive-cigths inch rivots into
frames for ships iti six und one-half
The stopping of the attempt is believed to have resulted from tho cir-
culnr sent out by Secretary Hill of
the Boilermakers' society to branches
declaring that rivetting contosts must
be stopped and thnt memberB taking
part in them would bo dealt with by
the society.
20,000 women belong to the British
Amalgamated Union of Co-operntlvc
nnd Commercial Employees.
The Latest and Best
Styles in
Bathing Suits
and Caps
Cotton Bathing Suits in
navy blue at $1.85.
Bathing Suits in cotton
and wool mixture, in
green, saxe blue, pearl
grey, rose, brown or black,
at $4.50.
Wool Bathing Suits in
navy, green, heliotrope,
salmon pink, saxe blue,
red, etc., with contrasting
colors to trim, at $6.75
and $7.25.
Bathing Caps in plain and
fancy color effects at
60£, 751, B<¥ to
$1.25 each.
575 Granville 'Phone Sey. 3540
Official Roster Worthy of tb* support
of Vancouver Island
VICTORIA, May 15.—Following is a
list of cafes and restaurants in this city
which are at present displaying tho international union card of the Hotel and
Restaurant Employees International Alliance: Tighe and Wheelers, TateB
Btreet; Metropolis Cafe, Yates street;
Whito Lunch, Ltd., No. 1, Yates atreet;
Delhi Cafe, Yates street; King George
Cafe, Government streot; Maryland
Cafe, Government atreet; White Lunch,
Ltd., No. 2, Government street;
Queen'b Hotel, Johnson atreet; White
Lunch No. 3, Johnson street; Vernon
Cafe, Douglas street; Welcome Restaurant (Shipyards), Victoria West.
Oa Tueaday the Vancouver Daily
Provinco commented editorially as
follows on the shipyard atriko:
"This journal would not like to aay
a word which would make the settlement of tho striko of the shipyard
workers more difficult. On Saturday
the hope was expressed that the men
would resume work on Monday, pend
ing the attompt of Senator Robertson
to bring about a permanent agreement,
giving security nnd stnbility to industrial conditions. But work has not
been resumed, and industries which
should be engaged in important war
construction are standing idle, though
many of the men who wero employed
in them are enjoying exemption from
military servico on tho ground that
they are engaged in work necessary to
the defence of thc Empiro.
"Whilo matters aro in this condition
the community is aware of these facts:
The pay offered is equal to that earned
in the snme industries in Puget Sound
ports. It is larger pay thun haB over
been earned in British Columbia sinco
pioneer days, and is higher on tho average even in proportion to the coat of
living than was received by the mon
before the war. The most that is asked of the men in the mattor of time
is an eight-hour day. The men have refused the terms of the award made by
the commission of which Mr. Justice
Murphy was chairman, an award that
was generally considered favorablo and
generous to thc employees. Lastly the
work in question is war work, required
for tho support of our armies in the
field, and men hnve been exempted
from military Bervice in order to perform it. The lowest pay in the schedule is several times larger than the pay
of the mon who are risking their lives
in thc battle line."
The Province would do well to take
a little study in economics, as the term
"wages" is very evidently little 'understood by that journal.
Wages aro not expressed in terms of
money, but rather in tho amount of the
necessities of life that the money wages
received by tho workers will purchase.
If we tako into, consideration tho
fnct that the cost of living has risen
nt n very conservative estimate at
lease 05 per cent., and if the pro-war
wage is considered, in comparison with
presont wages, it will be found thnt
the wages asked aro not in proportion
to the increase in the coat of living
by n considerable margin.
In the aamo issue of the "Province"
thc editor, who, by the way, has Borno
understanding of "profits" if he has
only a nodding acquaintance with
''wages," makes a pitiful attempt to
justify thc position of the millers who
have beon charged with making exceptional profits during tho lost year,
which haB been estimated at tbe mod-
crate rato of 25 per cent.
Oh, no, the press would never try to
hinder tho settlement of the present
labor dispute, or any other for that
matter, providing it is settlod in the
interests of the profiteering claBB.
"Sinners" at the Empress
At Inst that \>lg play of human emotions
fntitlrd "Hinni-rs" abb reached UN and will
he. put in rehearsal Immediately for Its big
production noxt week. Every stock company who has played this phenomenal play
jironnunces It tho acms of dramatic excellence and asiilo from its great moral lesson, its story grips you from thc beginning
uf the first art until the final curtain. Miss
Elliott will havo another wonderful emotional
pnrt with sunn- dramatic climaxes which will
fairly raiso ynu out of your seat. Two new
members of the company, Mr. Robert Athon
and Mr. flhnnnan Balnbrldge. will make their
Initial bow to Vancouver audiences, and both
will have excellent parts In this famous
atory. Thc book has been read from one
end of the country to the other and how
It escaped so long from being written into
a play U one of those overflights that occur
in the dramatic profession which go to
make  a  play  havo  all   the  more   drawing
[lowers when lt does arrive. "Sinners" In
iiimnn. Intense and so big In Its theme that
every one feolR bettor for having seen It.""
Would Have Workers Meekly Submit to Gang
of Profiteers
Toilers Want to Rise Above
the Dead Line of Slime
and Poverty
[By H. W. Watta]
David Loughnan, president of the
Great War Veterans Association of Bri
tish Columbia, writing in The B. O. Veterans Weekly, saya that'' the act of go
ing on strike iB criminal, and the proper
course of settlement would be for tho
government to conscript every striker,
put him in khaki and either allow him
to work in the shipyards on soldiers'
pay, or go to the front and flght." He
belabors organizers and accuses the
union official of being the prime mover
in the present strike.
It seems to me that David haa set out
to act as an agont for plutocracy, even
if he is laboring under the delusion that
it is democracy. The government, of
whom the returned soldier is finding
plenty of fault, has been expecting
much and receiving very little, is called
upon to plnco its iron hand on these
workmen and crush them into submission. He would not have tho toiling
masses rise above the dead line of subserviency. He does not seem to know
or realize that these men are striking
for freedom on tho industrial field, and
for conditions that must prevail after
the war is over.
Pride, courage, defiance, nerve —
norvo, vision nnd decision—these nre
whnt tho stunned and weary toilers
uoed now, right now, roused by the bold
proud fow who are now undermining
the thrones of industrial toasters and
political parasites. It is absolutely impossible for the rulers of this or any
other nation to givo justice and freedom to the toiling masses because they
can not think justice and freedom for n
class whom they rule and rob. The plutocrats have been "politely approached" and courteously asked to "kindly
consider requests" millions of times,
and ninety-nine times out of one hundred the plutocrats have told the workers to go to hell. But when tho work-
era have taken up the matter of enforcing their demands, by their industrial
power, there has always been nnother
story to tell.
The yellow preBS and' hired thugs
have always rallied round the black
flag of the profiteers. And this will
continue to be the case so long as this
society, whieh is composed of millionaires and paupers lasts. Thero is not
a wage high enough, nor hours short
enough, in effect anywhere today but
reflects on tho welfare of the workors
as a whole. The higher wages go or tho
shorter the houra are made in nny industry, under any condition, has its immediate and lasting effect upon tho under
dog—the low paid wage worker—as
well as the maimed and crippled veterans of a world bloodfcst. Whatever
gains are mado on the industrial field
todny will be that much gained for the
Have "the label" in your next suit
LET the label on your next suit read: "Tom-
the-Tailor," and I'll risk your further
business. In fact, if I don't please you with it
I won't ask for any money or for your order
again. I bet my reputation on every suit that
goes out from either of my stores. I do this
beoause I know I'm betting safe. My label on
a suit means that it is conscientiously made of
genuine imported British wool; cleverly cut
and carefully, tailored, and finished by union
craftsmen. It means that I guarantee the tailoring and give tho manufacturer's guarantee
for the fabrio as well as my own. When you
look at these prices and realize that wool has
doubled in value, oan you ask for better reasons fqj- having me mako your suit?
Hen's Salts to
Ueunre  from
Mtt from
toilers and the children of the future.
Consider, David Loughnan, the glorious recent and rapid creation of the human brain when it has had opportunity
and inspiration. Study too the hunger
and passion that now begin to agitate
tho toilers of the human race. Study
also the conquests that have been made
by man over nature to set himself freo,
free from uature'a restrictions. Contemplate tho triumphant preparation to
release himself from the shrivelling
struggles for bread, with leisure and
energy remaining for thc many sublime
tosks and ennobling plcnsnres above
tho dead line—study these things and
you will ronlize how petty, stupid and
brutal are tbe statesmanship, tho leadership, the aims and plans that propose
less than all of life for nil of us. Place
side by side the barren sodden eras of
thc far gone paat, tho recent era of
Bwift achievement, and tho high and
potent aspirations pf the urging present, nnd you will realize the swinish
savagery of any proposals that the
inighty multitude of wage-workers shall
now pitch their tentB in stupid sloth
in thc slime and povorty nnd declare,
"this present is enough. We have
marched far—and far onough. Wo have
gained all we need, nil we cnn eat and
wear. We have had enough pleasure
nnd leisure, Let ub "carry on" for thc
Nol Novor 1 We say to the present
masters of thc earth: We will tear
down your legalized power to plunder.
Wc will cast your cunning constitutions
into tho lumbor room of oblivion. We
will explode your arguments made by
your purchased prostitutes to support
your right to rule and rob us and our
childron of the splendid fruits of hnlf
a million years of humnn progress. Wo
nre just beginning to livo -and it feels
good and we want more of it.
And to the Great War Veterans we
say: Wo know you have black sheep in
your organization. They are to be
found in overy organization. You know
this industrial fight is as much in your
interests as in ours. You are not to
blame for the actions of n few, nor for
tho ran tings of an over enthusiastic
old warrior. Ho has probably digested
too much of the slobber of the daily
pross. Ho is half-way with us now. nnd
we hope that he will Btudy our side a
littlo more nnd got a larger idea of life
—of the struggles of the toiling masses
for more of tho big, best thingB in life.
ROCHESTER, N. Y.—All motormen
and conductors employed by the New
York Stato railway, Rochester, left
work last Saturday. Not a car wheel
turned and thousands of people were
forced to walk to work.
Bolshevism after the war, • is the*
great menace tho United States will
have to face, Leslie M. Shaw, former
secretary of the treasury, told members of the Denver Bar association In
.an address.
Ton owe lt to yourself to economise
Would yoa consider tt economic*! to
purofcue Teas and Coffees in tins
wbetr yoa may hsve the ssme valae
from onr store tt % much reduced
price t
We Sou In Balk Only
Dickson's Tou, and Ooflwi An of
Exceptional Valuo
Dickson's Importing
Tea and Coffee
317 Columbia St. Phone Sey. 613
Three reasons why Trades
Unionists should patronize
Dick's Stores for Men
1—Because these stores—all of them—display the
Union Store Card and every clerk can show the
card of the Retail Clerks' Union.
2—Because Dick's stores carry the largest stock of
Men's Clothing, Shoes and Furnishings in the
West and these are offered at a price which, in
every line, cannot be equalled elsewhere for either
quality or price.
3—Because Dick guarantees satisfaction on everything you buy in his stores. Everything is sold
under the distinct understanding "Your Money's
Worth or Your Money Back.".
Patronize Dick's Stores for Men—Do your duty by
your fellow Unionist, your own pocket and your personal satisfaction.
Dicks Limited
53 Hastings St. West
Wm. Dick Limited
33-45-47-49 Hastings St. East
10% Off to Returned Soldiers


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