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TENTH YEAR.   No. 24
New Labor Paper Is Under
Discussion for the
Capital City
The Retail Clerks Are Busy
Organizing Card to
Be Pushed
VICTORIA, B. C, June 13.—The ro-
gular meeting of the central body was
well attended, thero boing over 30 dele-
j gates in attendance.    There was also
present as visitors, three international
organizers iu tho presence of Miss E.
Metz, representing thc United Garment
Workers; W, H. Hoop, of tho International Retail Clerks association, and A.
\ Watchman, orguniisor for the U. B. of
C. and J.   President Simmons reported
thnt tho effort to unionize tho factory
of Turner, Beaton & Co. had been sue-
; cessful.   An agreement hud boen signed
' and forwarded that day to the head of-
1 fice of the United Garment Workors. In
Bpeaking  of  tho   work   accomplished,
.Miss Meti'|informed the couneil that
| she had been successful in obtaining for
tho operatives a substantial increase in
their wages; a matter that was much
appreciated   by   the   employeos.    Sho
thanked the council for tho assistance
rendered her.   Tho report was adopted,
' and the secretary directod to forward
, to the firm a lotter of endorsation ot
[ the product of their factory.   The Gar-
1 mont Workers nro expected to affiliate
with tho council at an early date.
Tho secretary read correspondence
betwoen himself and V. R. Midgley,
secretary Vnncouver TradeB and Labor
council, relative to organizing a local
of tho Upholsterers in Victoria. Several
of the omploycos in that trade had met
the executive, and asked for assistance.
An organization had already been formed, and application for a charter had
been forwarded to the international office in New York.
Del. Taylor reported for the organi-'
tion, and stating that he found encouraging prospects of forming an organization among the toamstors of the city.
Tho president reported bow the city
firemen wero successful in their efforts
to secure increases in wages. The city
council having agreed to their demands,
the firemen's delegates thanked tho
council for nssistanco rendered.
Dol. Dooley reported that the Lifo
Conservation league might now be considered dead through internal troubles.
Del. Woodward reported for specinl
committee ro local Labor papor, and
submitted u detailed report, which was
referred to ihe affiliated unions for expressions of opinion.
Mr. W. H. Hoop, international organizer for the Retail Clerks, addressed
the meeting, giving one of the interesting sensible talks for which ho hus already acquired reputation, between this
place and Halifax. He showed how necessary one trade and craft was to all
tho other crafts, without distinction.
ne therefore claimed tho suppori of the
council and nil its affiliated trades for
tho Retail Clerks, and the devoted cooperation of the clerks was similarly
duo to thc council nnd the organizations
represented therein. He wns thore to
put tho clerk's union card in the different stores in Victoriu. At. the conclusion of his nddrcss, the council went on
record in favor of the principles of tho
clerks' store curd.
Thc executive was instructed tn tnke
[steps to estublish closer relations botwoen the returned soldiers nnd organized labor.
Tho resolution adopted at the lust
meeting relative to tho appointment on
ihospital board, was rescinded, and a resolution adopted nominating four men
[for appointmont by the provincial government and city respectively. Thc following wero nominnted: For provincinl
-appointment, T. Dooley and C, Sivertz;
for city appointment, E. S. Woodward
1 ml C. W. Pike.
Management Decides to Buck Organized
Labor—Hints to Members
of I. L. A.
The scrap that Mclntyre's restaurant
has been looking forward to for some
time is now on. Tho Hotel and Restaurant Employees union has been trying to make this place a union house for
many moons, and this week tho business
agent made a final effort, and was told
that tho management was going to buck
tho union for all it was worth. Having
brougbt tho Pionoer Cafo to terms,
after a three-day scrap last week, the
union was ready for another one, and
decided to place a man with a banner
outside Mclntyre's commencing Thurs*
day. Members of tho I. L. A., whoso
headquarters is closo by, nre warnod
not to go into the place during the
busy hours, and spend an hour or so
eating n ten-cent lunch, ns it will mako
tho management real sore. Tho Granvillo lunch has signed up, and Allan's
Cnfe will sign up next Monday. After
Mclntyre's is lined up, thc union will
train its guns on another notorious outfit.
(Ii Taaennr\
oity. 1300 )
$1.50 PER YEAR
City Fish Market||ffrov
a Benefit to the
fill Hold a Picnic on July
1st at Mahon Park,
North Vancouver
'The Time, thc Place and tho Girl,"
Jhe time being July fi—the place, Ma-
lion Park, North Vancouver, nud the
lrjrls, the mothers, wives and sweot-
lijOarts of the machinists of the three
lodges .in the city and such visitors ns
■■an make it convenient to come from
§S"ew Westminster.
The occasion is thu first picnic under
Ihe auspices of the Ludies' Auxiliary of
lho Machinists' unions of Vnncouver.
I.Vhile the ladies arc in charge of tho
lirrangemonts, they hnve enlisted the
lissistnnce of committees from the locals
Jo assist, and the committee meetings
lire being well attended, with every
prospect of tho event being a huge sue-
As nlready mentioned, the locnls and
J ho Indies are putting up the necessary
■funds to defray the expenses in order
To avoid the necessity of asking employers and merchants for donations,
Ihus getting away from the old habit
I'lf trying to get "something for noth-
Business Agents Fever Spreads
A new epidemic is raging around the
If-abor Templo these days. It's a fever
I*hut is spreading among the business
ligents. Jimmy Smith of the Amnlga-
Imntod Carpenters hns declined ronom-
iinntfon, J. H. Cnrmichaol of the Boiler-
Makers is getting off the job and W.
■Hardy of tho Shipyard Laborers is vacating tho office, Sevoral other busi-
■ness agents havo symptoms of the dis-
■ease nnd readily admit that they nre
■ not immune.
Extensions Planned and It
Is Evident Institution
Will Be Permanent
A representative of The FederationiBt met a member of organized labor
with a tidy sized parcel under Mb arm
the other morning. After exchanging
tbe customary morning salutation, he
said: "What do you think of this?"
pointing to tho parcel. Naturally the
individual addressed did not know
what tho parcel contained, so he Baid
in reply, "Woll, what is itt Then per-
hapB I can say what I think." Ho was
told that the parcel contained halibut,
and that it hud been purchased at the
City Fish Market, and that the price
paid was about one-third of what ho
had been paying in tho stores for the
same commodity.
That he was satisfied, there could be
no doubt, and it was needless to ask
him if the flBh market, in his opinion,
wus a success.
This opinion seems to be goneral
amongst tho members of tho different
unions that havo patronized the markot, and from the prices quoted in the
advertising columns of the Fed. thero
can bo no doubt that priccB havo been
cut to a considernblo extent.
Both Muyor Gale and Mr. Sherman
arc to bo congratulated on the innovation, and while there mny have been
some little congestion and delay, tho
market should not bo condemned for
that; it should be remembered that it
tnkss somo timo to got any new
proposition working as smooth as
everybody would like to have it, nnd
from information received everything
is being done to mako tho market
work smoothly and to cause ns little
disappointment aa possible, bill whon
the nmouut of fish thnt has boen
handled by tho market is considered,
and the fnct that thu markot is a new
venturo is taken into consideration,
there is littlo room for criticism, ,and
much room for congratulation.
Thnt the high wages paid to the
fishermen is the reason for the high
prices of fish, has been exploded, as
we hnvo not heard of the fishermen engaged in tho catching of the fish for
tho City Market having their wnges re
It is the intention of tho management of the market to extend their
operations and to provide greater facilities for the handling of tho demand
for fish, and with these improvements
there need not' be any diBiippointed
customers, and nil will be able to benefit by the operation of the market,
which is something practical in the
wny of keeping down the cost of living.
A Possible Solution of Some of the Labor Troubles
Efforts of Organizer  Mc-
Guerin Successful at
Wm. T. McGuerin of the Bakery and
Confectionery Workers, accompanied
by Business Agent Midgley of tho Central Body, were successful in signing
up Rose's English Bakeries on Thursday afternoon. Rose's stores are situ-
ute at 1)08 and 10011 Granville street.
This is thc flrst bukery firm to sign up
tho new'agreement with the Bakery
Trades unionists that appreciate
union conditions iti their own industry
should bear this in mind and patronize
those firms that are willing to grant
union conditions to their employees.
Rose's should do a great trnde in
cakes and bread, etc., on Saturday.
Telephone Operators
The B. C, Telephone oporators are
making splendid progress with the
formation of a union affiliated with the
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. A meeting was held last
Monday, anothor on Wednesday und
still another is to be held this (Friday)
evening. The "toy union," ns some of
the girls cull tho opposition union, is
mnking very little headway. This toy
affair claims to have asked the company for on incrense in wnges, but
what uction the company hns taken
hns not been mnde public.
Firms   Not   Abiding   By
Agreements Made With
Unions Recently
Shipyard mutters are taking a tarn
for the worse, according to information
placed before the Vancouver Metal
Trades council Wednesday evening.
Several of tho firms are breaking tho
agreements recently entered into with
tho council. Lyalls sems to be the
worst offender os many of tho mon
working there are receiving less in
wages than before thc settlement, nnd
the men don't propose to stand for it.
Tho firm is ulso employing u far grenter
number of apprentice caulkers thun the
ngreement calls for. The men are in no
mood to stand for theso tricks, ns they
foci that there is enough solidarity and
strength among organized labor to
forco those firms to live up to the agreement. The men are not anxious to tie
up the work again, but they certninly
will not allow theso firms to put one
over on them and then get the yellow
press to bellow about tying up war
Telegram to Robertson
Tho council has sent the following
telegram to Senator Robertson: "Metal
Trades council protests against working
conditions that Lyall shipyards are trying to establish. Members of various
crafts now receiving less wages than
formerly paid, also placing more apprentice caulkers than agrocd upon with
union. Business agents refused admittance to yard. Situation serious. Unless immediate action is tnken tu have
firm livo up te agreement, striko will
take placo."
To Assist Returned Soldiers
Realizing that tho returned soldier
question is becoming serious, the council
passed tho following resolution, und is
determined to do all it can to keep the
returned soldier from the scrap heap:
"Whereas, the returned soldiers have
expressed their wish to act in hnrmony
with all Labor organizations, and
"Wlierens, they would not act in nny
manner us strike-breakers in the recent
striko in the shipyards in Vancouver,
thorofore, bo it
"Resolved, that this council is prepared to assist returned soldier organizations as fnr as possible in obtaining
omploymont fur their members, and nlso
allow roturned soldiers to pay their initiation fee to unions, out of thn wages
received, and to co-operate with thei
in obtaining better working conditions
in unorganized firms."
Representatives  of  Street
Railway Men and B. C. E.
Could Not Agree
Mayor Gale Not Acceptable
to  the  Company's
In view of tho fact that C. F. Franklin, chosen by the B. O, Electric Railway company us tlieir representative on
the board of conciliation in tho street
railway wage dispute, was disqualified
owing to his being nn American citizen,
the company secured tho services of F.
T. J, Coughlin, the men's represcn
tntlvo, and Mr. Buscombe, have met
during the weok, bat failed to reach
an agreement as to the chairman of fhe
board. Tho names submitted by tho
different representatives are as follows:
By T. J. Coughlin, Mayor Gnlo
Mayor Gray of New Westminster, A,
V. Pineo, departmental solicitor of Victoria, who is in the Attorney-General's
department, nnd A. S. Wells, secretary-
treasurer of the B. C, Federation of
Mr. F, Buscombe, on behalf of tho
oompany, submitted W. H. Malkin, S,
L. Howe, Campbell Sweeney and Douglas Armour.
It being impossible to reach an
ngreement on any uf the foregoing, T.
J. Coughlin, in company with Fnir
Wage Officer T. D. Bulger, waited upon
Mr. Buscombe, and suggested Judge
Murphy. Mr. Buscombe, however,
could not ngree with the appointment
of this eminent jurist, und ns u result
tho minister of labor haB been nsked
to appoint the chairman, and until the
appointment is made no steps cnn be
tnken by either side to fhe controversy.
Street and Electric Railway Employees
to Elect Officers—Following
Are the Nominees
President, W. H. Cottrell (acclamation) ; second vice-president, P. Logee
(acclamation); recording seeretary, A.
V. Lofting (ucclamation) j financial
Secretary and business agent, F. A.
Hoover (acclamation); first warden, E.
J. Shephard (acclamation); Becond warden, J. Hendry (acclamation); first con-
ductor, R. E. Rigby (acclamation);
second conductor, W. Nash (ucclamation) ; "auditors, threo to elect, J. Hubble, E. G. Kermode, E. J. Shephard, 8.
Wedgbury, J. White; eiccutivo, day
men's representative, ono to elect, E.
Kermodo, A. Mclnnes, S. Wedgbury;
night mcn'B represontntive, one to
elect, J. Cardwell, P. Logee, J. Price,
J. White; extra men's representative,
0110 to elect, J. Hnrraway, E. Hicks, J,
Sidaway; Trades and Lnbor Council,
seven to elect, J. Anton, J. Cardwell,
W. H. Cottrell, F. A. Hoover, J. .Hub-
ble, E. Kermode, A. V. Lofting, A. Mclnnes, J. Price, H. Bees.
"Election to be held Saturday, Juno
22, 1918
Large Sum Was Realized By
the' Orpheum Theatre
Organized labor should patronize organized labor. The only wny to do
this is to buy no goods unless they
bear the union label.
Amalgamated Carpenters.
The attendance at last Tuesday's
meeting of the Amalgamated Society
of Carpenters and Joiners broke all
records for the yeur. President Richardson handled the gavel and kept the
boys in line. A committee was up-
pointed to sec.ire further Information
on the proposed assessment for "saving the Lnbor Temple." The election
of n business ngent resulted in W, Taylor getting the job, The present business ngent, Jimmy Smith, refused to
stnnd for another' term, but gave Ihe
members assuranee that lie was still 111
the fight for better conditions. J.
Smith received the mnjority voto for
the Advisory Couneil which meets in
Toronto. Severnl new members were
ini tinted. Bros. Davis, Edmonds,
Smith nnd Frost were elected as delegntcs to the Trades and Labor Couneil,
The strike of Wholesale Fruit and
Produce Warehousemen has been satisfactorily settled. Aftor one week of
idleness all men nre bnck to work on a
0-hour week and time nnd a hnlf fur
ivortime basis, Considerable support
was given the strikers by the Teamsters' union, B. C. Electric freight
handlers and 0, P. R. freight hnndlers.
MONDAY. June 17— Boilermakers, Steam Engineers, Electrical Workers, Machinists No,
720, Tailors Executive.
TUESDAY, June 18—Butchers
und Ment Cutters (special
meeting, eleetion of officers),
Book binders, Brewery Workers, Locomotive Firemen und
Enginemen, Machinists Ladies'
WEDNESDAY, June lil-Metnl,
Trades Council, Hotel and Restaurant Employee.", Dining Car
i\mi   Labor  Counci
ance of Way mon.
I,   Mnintcn-
FRIDAY, June 21—Railway Carmen, Pile Drivers and Wooden
Bridgemen, GratlitO Ci tiers,
Civic Employees, Molders,
J. S. Wordsworth Addressed
Meeting in Rex Theatre,
to Speak Again
Meetings under tbo auspices of the
Federated Labor Party were resumed at
the Rex theatre Sunday night, when J.
&. Woodsworth waB the speaker. He
spoke on the subject "Making Canada
Safe for Democracy." His address was
enthusiastically received nnd on ttiotion
ho was asked to take the platform again
next Sunday night. Dr. McKay Jordan
occupied the chair.
The speaker emphasized the necessity
of maintaining the British heritage of
freedom, saying that under the pressu
of military necessity there wus danger
of losing that for which Canada professed to be fighting. Thorough-going democracy involved complete self-government for Cnnada, said the speaker.
"Wc claim this, not because we are
opposed to British connections, but because we have English blood in our
veins and the British spirit of independence, The insidious Imperialistic propaganda curried on under the cover of
the wur should be carefully examined.
The British Labor Party has seen
things more dourly than we have and
has stated its position, lie added.
Mr. Wandsworth maintained that democracy demanded a thoroughly representative government. With one solitary representative in the Dominion
house, Labor today was without a voice.
The speaker said that the present members of parliament represented largely
the party machines, controlled to no
small extent by the big interests. The
present government, he claimed, was a
big combine securing temporary power
through what ho termed the "scandalous1' War Times Election Act. But
everything was working out to the general advantage, ns Liberals and Conservatives had been driven where they belonged—into the one camp. The people
now had the opportunity and duty of
sending tlieir own representatives to
Mr. Woodsworth said that the people
must secure public ownership of Canada's natural resources, canals, mines,
wnterpowers, harbors, otc. A higher
value should be placed on human resources nnd less on the sanctity of the
kind of property that thrived as a result of Injury to those humnn rosoarces.
Canada must control the means of
wealth production, he said.
"Finally," urged the speaker, "we
need a new type of patriotism—what
Lowell called the 'Patriotism of tho
Soul.' not the patriotism of the pocket." With the war veterans, he believed that corporations or individuals
who wero allowed to become rich out of
this wnr were traitors to tho country to
which  they belonged.
Mr. Woodsworth's subject for next
Sunday's meeting at the Rex will be
"Ts It Wrong to Steal!"
Superintendent Is Fired for
Being a Member of
the Union
Strike Vote Taken, but Action Deferred Pending
J. D. McNiven, deputy minister of
Labor, was unable to reach Kamloops
last weok as arranged, he being in the
Slocan district straightening out the
difficulty there in connection with the
hospital arrangements.
Meantime the Civic Employees are
awaiting hiB arrival to straighten, out
their difficulties, which are to say the
least, becoming serious, they having
submitted their wage schedule to tbe
city council, on Tuesday of last week,
expecting the deputy minister on Thursday.
Superintendent Fired
As a result of tbe aetion taken by
the Civic Employees, the city fathers
got busy, and fired tbe superintendent
of the power plant, giving as the reason, that he had no right to join any
President Takes Action
President Hirst immediately took ac*
tion, instructing Secretary Stoodley to
wire Mr. McNiven at Silverton, informing him that trouble was brewing, and
asking him to get to Kamloops aa soon
Organ recital as usual at 7t80,   Be
ihere in time to enjoy Ihe music, too.
Appreciation Expressed of
Assistance Rendered
By Citizens
The proceeds of the Orpheum concert,
organized by the Federated Labor party
for the benefit of thc dependents of the
firemen recently killed while on duty,
have now been gathered in, and the
total proves this concert to have been
the most successful event of its kind
ever organized in the city. The magni
ficent Bum of (1811.15 has been realized
and turned over to tho Firemen's union,
it is felt that it is tho proper
organization to assumo the responsibility for its disbursement.
On behalf of tbe beneficiaries, the
Labor party wishes to publicly express
appreciation of the services of tbe artistes who bo willingly and gratuitously
provided such an excellent programme.
Thanks arc therefore due to Madame
Enid Martin Hanson, Miss Jessie Bennington, Miss Marjorie Stevens, Miss
Tottie Williams, Miss Nellie Harrison,
Mr. J. D. A. Tripp, Mr. J. E, Pacoy,
Mr. J. A. Hall and Mr H. Sims; nlso
to the members of the Musicians' union
orchestra, under the leadership of Mr.
Pilling. The child pianist, Miss Hnrri-
son, is the daughter of the seeretary of
the Civic Employees union.
Not only were the receipts in excess!
of previous efforts, but. satisfaction is
found in the fnct thnt this entire sum
is available without deduction, as the'
Orpheum theatre was granted free, window cards contributed by Messrs* Cal*
lopy-Holland, tickets by Messrs. Cowan
& Brookhouse, and programmes by Mr.
A. H. Timms, Pianos were lent by
Messrs. Walter Evans and moved by
the Croat Northern Transfer company.
The dnily press of the city and the
merchuiits assisted ia giving the necessnry publicity.
Donations to tlie fund are shown in
the appended statement: Subscriptions
by tickets sold, $1-11.0.95; box offlce receipts, $310.20, Donations: Messrs.
Greor, Coyle & Co., $25; Vancouver Engineering company, $10; Mr. William
Dick, $10; Vnncouver Lumber company,
"" J. Hanbury & Co., $5; li. Pinkerton, $5; Mrs.  , $5; Hngur Refinery,
$4. (Jrote & Co., $3; Mr. Charles Cough-
Inn, .$2; Messrs. Nunn, Thomson &
Clogg, $2; making a total of $1SIL15.
J. H. McVety Chosen Representative of New
It is also the intention of the union
to gee that the discharged superintendent is re-instated.
Strike Vote Taken
A strike vote bas been taken, and
the men have again asked the city council to meet a committee of the union,
and again their request haB been turned
The Btrike vote when counted, showed
a very large majority in-favor of a
strike, if the demands were not met.
Hen Refuse to Leave Union
The Fedorationist is informed that
every effort is being made by the Kamloops eity council to break, up tbeir organisation. They have approached the
Electrical Engineers, Hydro Operators
Line men and waterworks foreman, offering to pay them tbe union rates if
they will drop tbe union, but every man
has stood solid, and after events proved
their wisdom, as the scheme was to pay
them theae rates for a short time and
then replace them, by new men brought
in from outside points.
B. C. Federation Assists
Secretary-treasurer Wolls,  of the B.
C. Federation of Lnbor, has endeavored
to get  the   deputy   minister  of  Labor
there at  once, but has so far been unable to do so.   Tin1 trouble at Sloenn is
expected to be Bottled this week, how-
lever, and then there will bo no obstacle
in the way of him getting to Kamloops   .
j nt the beginning of the week.
Organized Labor of Province Will
That any sane body of men in charge
of the affairs of any city, can at this
stage of the game, refuse to deal with
a union is incomprehensible, and whether they desire to or not, they will be
compelled to do so. The organized labor
movemont will be behind the civic employees of Kamloops, and will spare no
etfort to see that the right to orgunizo
is not taken from them. They may intimidate, they may fire their employees,
but they will havo to fight the organized labor movomont of this province,
and if necessary of the Dominion, before these men shall be denied tho right
to collective bargaining.
B.C. Electric and Kept Press
Trying   to  Deceive
the Public
Tilt* Merchnnts Sorviop Guild, hnving
ii membership uf almost 40(> ship mus*
omprislng 07 per cont.
Stoam and Operating Engineers
Tin* following ullicers woro oleetod nt
woll attended mooting nf lho strum
and Onoratlng Engineers*' Presidont,
.1. It. Flynn) vice-president, 1>. Hedges;
businoss agent and flnnncial secrotary,
\V. A. Alexnndorj rocordlng socrotary,
.1. MacBonnldj oonduotor, .1. If. Tonchj
guard, W, A. Mclntyro" trustees, W,
Vaughn,  Davo  ETodgcs,  li.  Lang-
bury. Dologatec
convontion tu b
Ohio, will bt* olci
tn tlie* Internationa!
I held i?i Cleveland,
ted nl  noxt Monday's
Something Wrong
When something goos wrung in con-
icction with receiving Tin* Fodoratlon-
Hl, wi* expect yon to put tip n holler,
iur machinery in not perfect nnd mis-
hikes nre bound lo occur, .in if you will
hnve pntionco and inform us of tho
troublo we shnll do our best to roe*
tify it.
ters und mat
of. tho men employed in tin
tions fin vessels plying from British Cu
liiiiibiu ports in the opnBtwiso service,
locnl und foreign, after negotiations
wilh the steamship oompaniosoxtondlng
over u period of two months, huve de*
oldod to apply fnr u board under the I
Industrinl Disputes Investigation Act.
A new organization, und like nil ethers
of liko nge, it is having difficulty in
securing the right nf collective bargain*
ing fnr its members.
Tho services uf Mr. ,1ns. II. MeVety
hns been secured in onnncction with the
application, und he wns Ihe unanimous
Choice nf (he lust meeting ns the ro'pro*
sentntive un the buuril.
Mr. Kidd, genernl muiiiigrr of the It.
('. Electric, hus offered the Electrical
Wnrkers u ten per cent. Increase in
place of the new scule being demanded
by Hint union. In lieu of tbe iieoep*
tanee of this amount, Mr. Kidd --reposes tu have the matter settled by n
board nf arbitration. The Electrical
Wnrkers linve nut tnken any netiun
yot on the subject, hut it is; a well-
known fnct that the boys tiro oppose*'!
tu arbitrntion.
Andy Shilland tn City
Andy Shilland nf .Sandon, B t!., and
mi active member of the Motaliforous
Miners' union these mnny years, wns a
visiter in Vnncouvor lost weok. His
visit wns in connection with the Com*
ponsntlon Act nnd nlso tn bring nn injured i iber nf the miners' union tu
n Vancouver hospital fur treatment.
Loaves for Overseas
Horace Raynor, n member
Amalgamated Section nf the United
Brothorhood uf Carpenters, left Bunday
with a iletiiehinent nf the Construction
Battalion, fur overseas , service. His
mnny friends in Vnncouvor will wish
him luck nnd a safe return.
Kidd Kidding the Public
In discussing this matter in the kept
pross Mr. Kidd makes thc statement
thot it will cost thc company $300,000
per yenr over present expenses, but
when Ihe bjsiness ugent takes issue on
these lignres the press ignores the subject. This is i|iiite in keeping with thc
usual tactics ef the kept, press. Instend nf costing tho oompany anothor
*..(>0,000 the new scale nf the Kleelri*
cnl Wnrkers, if put Into etl'eet, will
cost nbout *7H,000 por your. Figure it
out: 258 men working Ml days In the
ycur at nn increase of $1.10 per day,
The sume thing cun be snid nf tlio
figures of Mr. Kidd in connection with
the street cnr men. The incrense calls
fnr *:I72,000 per yenr. The Kiddors
figures nre $010,000.
The conforonco uf the B. c. Tolephono oompany nnd the Western run*
iidii rower company with th,. Electrical
Wnrkers un thc new wuge scule is pro*
grossing very satisfactorily, Nn serious
trouble is anticipated with these compnnies und. with the exception of thc
B, 0, Electric 's plen uf bankruptcy, tho
union expects a favorable and early
settlement. PAGE TWO
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"The Store That's Always Busy''
But the Spineless Slaves of
Canada Still Meekly
Weat Its Yoke
[By W. Francis Alii-ni]
If any further proof was noodod to
show the strength of organizod Labor
in Australia, it is to be found in the re
port of a most remarkable conference
that took place on April 12, 1910, ut
Meli mo, Australia.   The reason for
calling tho conference was this. .Recently recruiting for the Australian armies lias fallen to a deplorable extent
Many things contributed to this—tin1
greatest being the savage attack by the
nnti-Labor governments on the unions
during tlie strike last year, and the fact
that the government was compound of
conscriptionists, who led the workers to
believe that; if thoy did not enlist thoy
vould institute conscription. In order
to try and put some life into the re
cruiting movement, the government cal
led a conference of members of all bod
ics in Australia, political and industrial
organizations—both employers and em
ployees. Labor agreed to send dele
gates to the conference ou certain well-
defined conditions, which had to bo
granted by the government. These conditions, arrived at at a meeting before
the conference opened were: (1) There
mast bo a definite pronouncement by
the Australian federal government that
conscription has been finally abandoned
by them. (2) There must not be nny
economic conscription in publio or private employ. (3) All unions de-registered during the recent strike must be
registered again and given their former
status, restoration to all unionists victimized their former rights as existing
prior to the strike, the abolition of
Ijogus unions and scab bureaux set up
in connection therewith. (4) Repeal of
all war precautions "regulations not
vital to .the conduct of the war and a
government guarantee agninst thoir future enactment. (5) Abolition of press
censorship and limitation upon free
speech, excepting as relating to military
news of advantngo to the enmy. (6)
Cessation of political and industrial prosecutions under the War Precautions
Act. (7) The immediate release of all
persons not guilty of criminal offenses-
imprisoned in connection with conscription, peace propaganda, recruiting and
thc recent industrial trouble. (8) Refund of all fines in connection with all
industrial and political prosecutions
during thc war period. (9) That immediate and effective steps be taken to
protect soldiers' dependents and the
public generally against profiteering.
Had to Oome Through
And strange as it may seem, the anti
Labor government, with somo minor nl
terations agreed to all theso propositions put up by Labor representatives.
And whut was the price that tho Labor
delegates paid for this? That they
agreed to tho following rosolltion:
"That this conforonco, meeting at a
time of unparalleled emergency, resolves
to make all possiblo efforts to avert defeat at the hands of Gorman militarism,
and urges the peoplo of Australia to
unite in u wholo-heartcd effort to secure
tho necessary reinforcements under the
voluntary system." When this motion
was put, the Labor delegates pointed
nut that whilo they could agree to this
resolution, that did not bind the organizations they represented in any way.
All they could do would be to convey
the resolution to their organizations and
nee what the organizations were prepared to do iu thc matter.
Not Done in Canada
The upshot of tho matter is that
Labor has gained a great victory over
Ihe reactionary elements of Australia.
It had been acknowledged that although
Hughes and his capitalistic supporters
were out to "win tho war," thoy could
not do this job without the assistance
of Lubor. The treatment of the work-
rs during the general strike last year,
then the attempt to fasten conscription
on them a few months later, wasn't by
any means conducive to tlio workers
offering their services for the army
abroad. The consequence was that
there was a great drop ia recruiting.
This was seen by tho "win-the-war"
governmont, who hud to admit that
without the help Ot Labor thoy were
powerless to "win the war." Hence
they were prcpured to give thc Labor
und ATnti-conscription ist representatives
nnything they nsked for—they'd havo
given the moon, if they hud it to give,
I believe—providing Labor was willing
to put it up to the workers. In addition
tn this, the soldiers pay has heen raised,
nlso the allotments to dopondotifs, while
all soldiors going forward now curry an
insurance policy fully paid up of .jirlflO.
Rough on Rats
Ot course, the real reason lies deeper
than this. All the "buswnrs" who left
the Labor party over the conscription
issue—or to be enrroet, were fired out
by the Labor executives, now seem to
discover they have made, a mistake.
They saw iu the New South Wales
state election where half tho "rats"
wore knocked into political oblivion;
they saw in the South Australian elections whero all of them were cast out—
thero wero nono to got rid of iu tho
Queensland elections—and they aro getting extremely cold-footed politically
about it. Ther is a growing desire among
them to try and creep back into tho
Labor party, and it seems that they nro
willing to do all kinds of crawling and
bnut-lieking to curry favor. But this
much may be accepted by the world at
last. Austrnlian Labor is Truo Labor—
and not one of thoso rats will ever be
re-admitted vo the Labor party again.
Anyhow, the Labor party constitution,
as now amended, does not permit it, so
there is aa end to the matter, "You
might betray Australian Lnbor once—
but any man lhat does that, bc he politician, prime minister, or common plebeian, doea not get a second chnnce to
du so. Extinction as fur us ti member
of anything connected with Labor is
swift nud sure. Australian Lubor is
hoping the stand it has taken in this direction will be followed by thc socialist
and democratic parlies of Cftnndo and
the I'nited States.   Lot us all sny that,
ilr. H. S. Clements, federal member
for Comos-Albcrui. is awfully worried
about the future of tho British Columbin shipbuilding industry—and that in
spite of thc fact that the recent dispute hns been set: led. He says he is
convinced thnt shipbuilding would not
be continued ia this provinco "unless the relations between labor and
employer woro on a permanent footing." He emphasizes this by adding
thut he "was told plainly unless there
was some permanent settlement of the
serious troubles in oar province further
orders for ships would cease so far as
British Columbin was concerned." Does
he meun that the industry is endangered because the workingman demanded
the fulfilment of the government's
promise? But perhaps he doesn't
know what he means. His remark, during the same interview, that patronage
"simply doos not exist at Ottawa"
certainly gives the impression that he
wns just talking a lot of crazy non-
sease through his hat. So does his
statement that "there is not n dollar
for new works anywhoro in Canada,"
for, just bofore he left Ottawa, he must
have heard the Hon. W. S. Fielding
protest vigorously ngninst the harried
passing of votes for domestic expenditure amounting to $100,000,000,
# •    *
According to the London, England,
Times, people over there are tickled to
den,th at the coming elimination of the
jitnoy3 from Vancouver's streets.
You'd wonder why, wouldn't youf
You'd think the people of London
woudn't even know we huve jitneys?
But they know about them, all right.
In fact, some of the people ovor there
have been lying awake nights wondering how it would be possible to do
away with them. 'And whon they've
got to sleep at last, they've been having nightmares in wliich jitneys chased
thom up trees, nnd ate them alive, and
danced jolly hornpipes on their futtuni-
t.ims. Now they don't lie awakft nights
any more, and when Ihey sleep their
dreams nre only pleasaat ones. You
see, they are holders of the twenty
odd million of deferred, preferred aad
preference stock of the British Columbia Electric Railway company—and
they wnnt their blooming dividends,
don't you know.
Newspaper item: "M}\ Andrew
Carnegie has contributed one million
dollars to the American Red Cross
fund." Seems like a blasphemy
against the holy spirit of generosity
for a mini who made a monstrous fortuno out of the bloody sweat and agony
of thousands of his fellows to be lauded for giving un un-misscd portion of
his devilish guins tt) a society whoso
aim is tho relief of suffering humanity.
But thon, we're only working people,
and cannot understand tho mysterious
inner workings of tho consciences of
thc sainted rich.
• •   •
Tho king has fired all the men in the
royal household up to thirty-five years
of age. What are they going to do
now? They are evidently unflttod for
military service, as thoy had not been
conscripted. Anyway, we aro plonsed
with what he has dono. Thoro is a certain amount of satisfaction in knowing
that thero aro now so many less flunkies in tho world.
* *   *
* Tho British government is going to
obtain $1,500,000,000, this year, through
its excess profits tax. So Andrew
Bonar Law stated in tho English parliament tho other day. It is good to
learn that some of the people who
mnke the fascinating game of "Kill
My Noighbor" popular on earth aro to
bo asked to help moot tho expenses of
keeping it up. Tho pity of it is that
they can escapo with a money payment;
sending their slaves to pay tho blood
prico for them. Oh, well, slaves havo
been emancipated before in the world's
history. And next timo Mr. Profit
Maker blows his whistle to call them
forth to war for him, he'll only get
the ha! hai  of amused froomen—and
aughter isn't much of u thing to wago
wur with. If ho still insists on tho
necessity of lighliug—why, the amused
froomen will have to give him a nice
little rifle, a sharp little bayonet, and
a natty little uniform, and send him
olf to fight to his heart's content—so
long ns he goes off where the noiso
won't interfere with the comfort of
people who have serious busiaess to attend to.
McAdoo thinks that English idea u
pretty good stunt, and now tho poor
American profiteers are shivering in
their shoes. Ho has oven gono further
than thinking about it. He has actually urged that nn 80 per cont. tax bo
imposed on all profits made on war
work.    Sort   of  plutocratic   civil   war,
Rivetting the Shackles of
"Hun Kultur" on the
Limbs of Slaves
Tyranny Triumphant Takes
, Back What It Has Lost
in Days Gone By
[By W. Francis Ahern]
On April 18 last,"the govornment of
New Zealand introduced into parliament
a bill having for ita purpose tho con
scripting of men for Industrial purposes
—of '/procuring, enacting, onforcing,
controlling nnd regulating national servico in Now Zealand during tho presont
war." National sorvico is dofined as
moaning "all service, omploymont, occupation, business, work, or industry,
whether undor tho crown or under any
other employer or independent of any
employor. An efficiency board is to
direct and control al! porsons and provide for the employment of nny person
in any trade, industry, or occupation,
and should include tho transfer to or
from nny trade, industry or occupation
of any person aud generally Bhould provido ovor both tbo individual and tho
community of such powors as may bo
deemed essential by thc government for
the public good. It is nlso within tho
power of tho government to prohibit or
restrict any service, employment, occupation,, business, work or industry, as
well as to regulate the wages of national service subject to tho provisions of
the Arbitration Act or awards or agreements under tho act.
From whicli it will bo seen, that the
vory last act in tho conscription drama*
has been played in .Now Zealand. While
one efficiency board is deciding how
many men shall go out of thc country
every mouth for foreign service, tho
other efficiency board is deciding how
every man left in the country can be
put to work under the military administration. Nobody it seems is going to
escape—that is from the ranks of the
workers. Though nothing is said, it
may bo taken for granted that "big
business" aud "safety first" capitalists arc exempted from tho operation of
this unholy business.
It cnn not be said that the people of
New Zealand are taking this business
quietly. Recently ono of the followers
of the New Zealand conscriptionist government was elected to the judiciary,
and a by-election became accessary. It
was for the most Conservative seat in
New Zealand, that of Wellington North.
The anti-conscription candidato was
Harry Holland, editor of the Maoriland
Workor. While he did not secure election, having been defeated because of
the intrusion of two other candidates,
he hnd the satisfaction of wiping out
over 00 per cent, of the mnjority secured by the tory enndidato nt tho last
election. This at ull events shows how
the feeling of the people in New Zealand is on the conscription quostion. So
stampeded was the Now Zealand government ovor the result of this by-election, that thoy ordered, as soon as parliament met, that tho life of parliament
should be prolonged for another yoar.
..June 14, 1918
This week, tho editor ut the Canaan Courier advocates the centraliza-
fin of war propaganda. He wants a
committee, sitting iu Paris, to control
all war news and sec that similnr reports are sent out to the different countries. And so ou. "The chairman of
the committee," he says, "should bo
the biggest publicity expert ia the
world, and ho should havo at his command men of ihe calibre of Belusco
and Griffith, who understand picturesque methods of getting at the
musses.'' That's us, fellows—t he
musses. Ignorant, poor people liko Us
shouldn't lie nllowed to know plain
fncts. What's handed oui to us should
carefully camouflaged flrst, Or perhaps pupu of the Courier looks upon
us ns a lot of bad little babies who
won't go bye-bye unless nursio tolls us
pretty fairy tales nbout the nice war.
Oh, bah!
Tho plutos are taking up tho union
idea. They don't liko the wny things
are going a bit, und they dread worse
days ahead. They sense trouble in iho
There is an ominous sound of a
great army of workers preparing for
conflict. There have boon skirmishes
at Winnipeg and Vancouver, from
whieh they have extricated their forces
with difficulty. Presently, they foreseo
U general engagement, for which they
must prepare.   So comes into boing the
having ratted once, no member will be
givon a chance to rat again, or ovon
given a chance to gain admittance to
the parties again. If this is done, the
movement will benefit, nnd will at least
be composed of honest men, who will
be prepared to do everything for the
welr'ure of the organization, and will
not be prepared to sell it at tho first
Canadian Industrial Reconstruction Association, to defend tho interests of
labor—Bolshevism, thoy call it. Poor
mutts! Their futures are all clouded
ovor. Thoir days of morocco-leather
luxury draw to a close. Nearer and
nearer comes tho timo when thoy must
work for a living. Panic-stricken,
they wonder what thoy can do. Thoy
know no trade. They can't oven keep
a set of books. They are not very intelligent. They can only bluff and
bully; and nobody will bo paid to do
that in thu days of The Great Show-
# *    t
Naughty, naughty stroekeepers! Fivo
dollars fine, please? Now perhaps you'll
bo good, and next time you'll close up
your shutters tight, und go nwny for
a picnic somewhere, and have a real
good time thinking how much' you
might have made if only thero weren't
sjch things as kings who want their
birthdays celebrated.
During thc yenr 1917, thirty-eight
people were lynched in tho United
Statos. That's a pretty fair record.
But wait until tho figures for this year
aro out! Thero aro now I. W. W.'s,
Germans, pro-Germnns, and supposed-to-
be-pro-Germans, as well as negroes,
from which to cull the victims for
jolly murder parties.
• «   »
Archdeacon Cody, rector of St. Paul's
church, Toronto, has been made minister of education iu the Ontario legislature. Jle intends to retain his rectorship, declining that he can run both
jobs to the entire satisfaction of all
concerned. lie is now, therefore, a
minister of God and a ministor of
education at ono and tho same time.
And, with strange coincidence, it is
only the other day (on the 7th of this
mouth, tii be exact) that the Rev. W.
G. G. Dreyer admitted bofore the Anglican synod of Toronto that he added
lo his salary from tho church by soiling insurance. Weill well! well! So
tho clergyman's lifo is a sinecure, after
ull—not enough to do to keep him busy
all day! Our reverend brothers have
not previously been inclined to admit it!
■»       #       *
Evidently thc parliamentary cork to
that bottle of Ordors of tho British
Empire doesn't fit very well, as about
a dozen of them havo trickled through,
according to Monday's papers. Trust
those Ottawa bunglers!
#   *   •
Does this despatch from Copenhngen,
dated Juno 10, remind you of anything? "In denouncing the arrests of
thousands of peaceful citizens of Al-
sace-Lorruiae by the German military
authorities, Herr Wendol, Socialist
deputy, declared in the Reicrstag Saturday that the military had alienated
the sympathies of the majority of tho
people of Alsace-Lorraine with the rosult that today tiny favored France,
'not because of nny particular love for
the tri-color but because of resentment
at \\\e German military rule.' Wendol
was- cheered when he said: 'Alsace-
Lorraine must have the same rights as
the German federal stv.tes—home
rule.' "
It has already been prolonged now on
two occasions—it should have gono to
the country in 1917—and doubtless it ia
tho intention to keep on prolonging it
until the ond of tho war, so as to escape
defeat at the hands of tho people during war time, nnd the repealing of the
Conscription Act. It is to bo hoped
that thc people of New Zealand havo
long memories. The Labor member of
parliament for Grey (P. C. Webb) haB
been sent tb jail for two yoars for refusing military commands—ho having
been ordered to allow himself to bo conscripted—and whilo, undor the law, hiB
seat should have boen declared vacant,
and contested again, tho Now Zealand
govornment refuBed to declare it vacant
so as to avoid an eloction, in which they
knew they would be beaten. Plainly,
they scent Nemesis.
Socialists in the diet of tho Duchy of
Saxe-Mciningen have had a bill pnssed
compelling the duke to devote tho profits of his privato estate to war funds.
Washington—Aorial mail service in
tho United Statos has become an accomplished fact. Piloted by army aviators, airplanes carried consignments of
mail from Now York and Philadelphia
to Washington and from Philadelphia to
Now York.
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The stylos uro right.   Our fitting
service is the best.
The Ingledew Shoe Co.
Union Store
693 Granville Street Seymour 5715
Freah Out Flowers, Funeral Designs, Wedding Bouquets, Pot Plants, Ornamental and Shade Trees, Seeds, Bulbs, Florists' Sundries
Brown Bros. & Co. Ltd.
48 Hastings Street Eut, Sey. 988*472 — 728 Oranvllle Street, Sey. 9513
WE HAVE placed in stock this week 200 suits
for young men, 2-piece, yoke lined, at $20.00,
$22.50 and $25.00.  These are something out
of the ordinary and range from size 34 to 40.
We have the largest and best assorted line of
"SPORT" Shirts in the city, $1.25, $1.50 and $2 each.
We have complete stock of standard makes of
Summer Underwear, and are selling it at last year's
We can save you from $2.00 to $4.00 on Boys'
Suits, and our stock is large and complete.
117 Hastings St. East
nsran  si-w per year
Cheques Held by Board Because Payee's Address
Is Not Known
[By Jas. H. McVety]
(Chairman   Workmen's   Compensation
Act Committee)
This committee has had plenty of
complaints about delay in settling
claims by tho compensation board and
some of them have been found to bc
well founded. The complaint on this
occasion is from thc board and it draws
attention to a largo numbor of claims
for which cheques have been made out
but tho workmen concerned are now
unablo to bo found and the cheques
mailed to their last known nddresscs
havo been returned by tho post office
Assistance of Fed. Readers Requested.
The nssistanco of our committee has
been requested in an effort to locato
these men so that thoy may receive
the moneys due them for injuries received in the industries of this province.. The members of the committee
could think of no better way of getting
information than by securing, the assistance of the 12,000 subscribers to
the Foderationist, already realizing
that the major part of the men, judging by thoir occupations, are unorganized and thereforo difficult to locate.
If each subscriber will look this list
over carefully and see if any of those
mentioned are known to them, or eut
out this artiele and post it up where
interested workmen may read it, they
will bo conferring a favor on this
committee, the compensation board and
tho inen who may be located in this
If you know whero any of these men
can be found kindly drop a line to the
Federationist, giving what information
you can, and tho rest will be taken
caro of from here. 4
Business agent Shipyard Laborers, Vancouver, who has beon elected secretary-treas'
urer of tho Pacific Coast District Council
of Shipyard Laborers, Riggers and Fasteners, who is leaving shortly for Seattle to
lake np his new duties.
For I dipt into the future, far as human eye
could see,   ' -
Saw  tho vision  of  the world,  and all the
wonders that would he.
Saw the heavens filled with commerc?, argosies of magic Kails,
Pilots of the purple twilight, dropping down
with costly bales.
Heard  the  heavens   fill  with  shouting,  and
there raiti'd a ghastly dew
From tho nation's airy navies grappling in
the central blus;
Fnr   along   tho   world-wide   whisper   of   the
south wind rushing warm,
With the standards of tho peoples plunging
through tho thunder storm.
Till the war-drum throbbed no longer, and
tho battle flags were furled,
In th: parliament of man, the federation of
the world.
—From Tennyson's   "Locksley Hall."
Patronize B. C. Federationist advertisers, and toll them why you do so.
Where Employed.
Georgo Aloxander, log loader  Lamb Lumbor Co., Union Bay
Samuel Allison, teamster Adolph Lumber Co., Baynes Lake
Wm.  Anderson, faller  Powell River Co., Shoal Harbor
Chas. Borg, mucker LeRoi Development Co., Silverton
Mike Borisuk, logger  . Elk Lumber Co., Hosmer
Martin Burke, axeman Pacific JMills, Ocean Falls
_ __t   ;ome
Kootenay Lum. Co., Camp 7, Jaffray
.Colonial Lumbor.Co., Cjuatsino
Albert G.' Bramnn, sawyer  Giscom^ Lumber Co., Gisc"
Fridolph Brodin, logger  E. Kootenay Lnm. Co., Can
A. Begoff, laborer Colonial Lumber Co., (Junta...-,
Leo. Cagney, trucker  American Can Co., Vancouver
J. Gunnel, millwright  .'. Pacific Mills, Ocean Falls
Louis Champs, laborer  Pacific Mills, Ocean Falls
George Chopie, logger  Vanderhoof Logging Co., Narrows Arm
John Cunningham, logger  Mutt. Femmingsen, Cowichan Lake
Arthur Chase, seaman  ,...Steamer Princess Adelaide
Pompeo Be Bon, logger Crockett & Olds, McNubb Creek
Alex. DuBeck, laborer  Crow's Nest Pass Coal Co., Fernie
0. Dnnata, laborer  Canadft Copper Co., Greenwood
Jacob Fryo, shingle sawyer  ! Hunting Merritt Lumber Co., Mnrpole
J,  Findler, carpenter  Cameron Genoa Mills, Victoria
Ed. W. Foy, laborer Abbottsford Timber & Trading Co.
Mike Gillis, .minor  Britannia Mining & Smelting Co.
R. Garner, laborer  Can. Fish & Cold Storage, Pr. Rupert
R. Garner, logger  Snlino Cedar Co., Salmo
Ernest  Grills,  laborer  Pacific Mills, Ocean  Falls
J. P. Gorman, fitter's helper ..! Coughlan's Shipyards, Vaneonver
Thos. lions, ten raster  Bridges Lumber Co., Fort Steele
Win, Hewitt, machinist  Smelter, Trail, B. C.
Sam Hugo, deck hand  B- C. Const Service, Victoria
Alfred Hurstwaite, enrpontor  Pacific Mills, Ocean Falls
Peter Ivanson, laborer  Pacific Mills, Ocean Falls
Alex. 11. Johnston, pipe fitter  Smelter at Trail
Hugh Jones,  logger  McNnir Shingle Co., Port Moody
Frank  James,  laborer  Canada Copper Co., Copper Mountain
Axel Johnson, logger  North. Pac. Lum. Co., Groenway Sound
W. Johnson, laborer Tidewater1 Copper Co., Sidney Inlet
Kider Johnson, logger  E. L. Kinman, Jackson Bay
Ole Johnson, logger  * Jos. Lcpore, Vancouver
B. Jakaloff, Inborer Can. Northern Railway, Kamloops
G. Jardine, carpenter  Granby Mining Co., Anyox
Richard Knox, logger  Mnssot Inlet Lumber Co., Pt. Clements '
Huntly Line, dock hand  Balmoral Cannery, Skeena River
Jamos Logan, laborer  Coughlan's Shipyards, Vaneoaver
Elmer B. Lewis, logger  Mainland Cedar Co., Port Neville
Fred Leedhnni, logger  Howe Sound Timber Co., Toba Inlet
-Joe f.nmiirai, Inborer  Trail Smelter
Richard Marlowe, fireman A. P. Allison & Co.
W. MeDougall, laborer  Pacific Mills, Ocean Falls
J. McKenna, chutcman  Gmnby Mining Co., Anyox
Wm, McMaster, freight handler C. P. R., Vancouver
John Mclnnes, ship carpenter  Ppcific Construction Co., Coquitlam
Jack McDongall, laborer Pacific Mills, Ocean Falls
John McPherson, logger  Granby Co., Ltircom Logging Camp
Joe Newman, axeman  Clarence Hoard
V. Olscn, faller  Colonial Lumber & Pnpor Mills
Pete Olscn, mucker Granby Mining Co.. Anyox
Qua Osberg, rigger  Hastings Mills, Rock Bay
Edward Peel, logger Elk Lumber Co., Fernio
August Peterson, foreman  Sidney Canning Co., Sidney
3. Pilinski, laborer  McDonald, Nettloton & Co., Slave Falls
Alex. Produnuk, spragger Crow's Nest.Pass Coul Co., Michel
Joe Poles, laborer Pacific Mills, Ocean Falls
Mike Patriske, laborer  Colonial Lumber & Paper Co.
John  Peterson,  miner  Jefferson & Docket-ill, Tolkwn
Joe Potroschuk, logger  Columbin Rivor Lumber Co., Golden
N*elson RowclifTe, logger  Wlnlen Pulp & Paper Co., Port Alice
F, W. Reuper, logger  Sylvania Logging Co., Shawnigan Lake
Phil Revoy, logger  Nicola Valley Pine Co., Camford Mill
Chas. Steel, laborer  Lambert Lumber Co., Nelson
Geo. L. Smylhe, apprentice  Kettle Valley Kuihvay. Penticton
Paul Sioni, laborer  Empire Pulp & Paper Cu., Swanson Buy
Joo Slnitty, sectioiimiui  C. P. B.,' Nelson
E, Santos, laborer  Pacific Mills, Oecnn Falls
Jacob Tomchuck, Inborer  Pacific Mills, Ocean Fulls
Niol Bf. Smiley, furnace worker  Aetna Iron & Steel Co., Port Moody
W. Stndcr, logger  Blodol, Welch & Stewart, Myrtle Point
John Sechko, laborer  Capilano Timber Co., North Vancouver
Alf. Stockland, chaser  Genoa Bay Lumber Co., Cowichan Lake
John A. Williams, sniper  Howe Sound Timber Co., Toba Inlet
John Watson, lumberman  Columbia River Lumber Co.. Golden
Chas. Wolden, woodsman  Otis Staples Lumber Co., Wycliffe"
Arthur Whallay, laborer Van. Pile Driving Co., Vancouver.
Otto Young, toag holder  Comox Logging Co., Headquarters
[By fl. E, Wills]
Hello Boss, what's troubling you;
Is  it  your  business  thnt   makes  vou
Ycb, fhe people that traded with me,
Now their faces I never see;
Their  husbands  are  working men  as
I treated them right, and I can't tell
Why they turn me down.
Look here, said the man from the union
I can soon show you where you are
These husbands and sons of the Indies
you served
May be all working, but perhnps you 've
not heard
Have nil joined the union, and  whnt
is more,
Won't  buy  their goods  from  a  nonunion store—
That's why they turn you down.
Tako my advico, get a card right nwny,
And   show in your window  you  will
flnd it pny;
Your trade will return; take it from
It's just what those ladies you served
want to see.
Thc man got n card, hung it up in his
His old customers   returned   for   his
goods by the score;
When I called in to see him and chat
for a while,
I can tell you that man had a different
Glad that I meet you, that's just what
he said;
If it were not for (he card I believe I
would have been dead;
But now they enn't turn me down.
It just goes to show you, ns nil unions
Mnny ean help one on the way.
If big men and little would stick side
by side,
There is only one horse for ns all to
The old horse of fairness    nnd    good
wngpR too,
So let'B nil pull  together, that's Ihe
best wo can do,
Then none can turn us down.
Pntronize B. C. Federationist advertisers, nnd tell them why you do so.
The Grafters and Profiteers
Are Being Cleaned Up
By Workers
The co-operative movement has grown
rapidly in India sinco it was first introduced some tweivc years ago. There
are low 15,000 societies with 744,000
members and a working capital of $25,-
720,000. Most of the societies are Cooperative Credit Unions, although
thero are many co-operative stores and
other co-operative organizations. Tho
village money-lender often charges
from 20 per cont. to 30 per cent, interest, on all loans, consequently the
great service that the Co-operative
Movement is performing in freeing tlie
Indian peasant can easily be realized.
As well as the opposition of the moneylender, the societies havo overcome the
inclemency of the weather and local
famines. Indeed it looks forward to
solving many problems which have
hitherto seemed hopeless.
In Japan there are 5000 co-operative
societies, 2,000 of which are credit
unions. These societies have a membership of over half a million. This represents a really remarkable movement
toward Japanese economic emancipation, inasmuch as in 1900 there were
but 17 co-operative societies.
Companies Will Reap Rich Harvest and
the Government Alone
Is to Blame
W. F. O'Connor, former Cost of Living commissioner, expressed the view
that the J bea tion of the profit of millers
at 25 cents a barrel was an unfortunate
step and asserted that previously the
profit of the larger companies amounted
to from 10 lo 18 cents a barrel.
He says: "The legitimization of thc
profits of the larger milling companies,
which had usually run from 10 to IS
cents per barrel, up to the abnormal
amount of 25 cents per barrel, made
during 1917, was most unfortunate. I
estimate that it was worth $250,000 per
annum to ono company alone. I agrco
that these abnormal profits must now be
taxed back, I do not see why other
war-profiting corporations thnn packers
and millers should not be compelled to
join the merry throng, paying pleasantly, to relievo in some measure tho burdens of the rest of us. My aim when
I established the system of accurate
fact, gathered which rendered the production of suck reports as thc cold storage and milling reports possiblo wns
precisely this—to make profiteering unprofitable."
Bighorn Brand of Overalls
Receives Victoria Trades
Council's Endorsation
Messrs. Turner Beeton & Co., June 7th, 19181
Victoria, B. C.
Gentlemen:—At the last regular meeting, which
was held on the 5th inst., the Victoria and District
Trades and Labor Council adopted the following
resolution and ordered a copy of, the same forwarded to you:
1' Whereas the firm of Turner Beeton & Co., manufacturers
of 'Big Horn' brand of overalls and shirts, havo signed an
agreemont with tho union of their employeos, being a loeal
branch of the United Garment Workers of America, and,
"Whereas the Baid firm of Turner Beeton & Co. has,
through tho negotiations, leading up to the said agreement,
treated thc representative of the United Garment Workers
as well as the officials of this council with unfailing courtesy
and willingness to effect an agreement, and,
"Whereas the said firm also agreed to a substantial increase in the wages of the employees:   Be it
■    "Resolved, that this Council expresses its appreciation
of the Bpirit in which the firm has met the effort to unionizo
their factory; and, be it further
"Resolved, that this Council declares the said 'Big Horn'
brand of goods to be fair and recommends them   to  the
patronage of trades unionists and working people in general.
"With best wishes, I am,
"Sincerely youra,
'' Secretary-Treasurer.''
To the woman of the trade unionist j
household   the  union  label   affords   :i
guarantee that tho wages earned under union conditions are expended upon ,
union   products   and   for   the   maintenance of union conditions, to return
For your kitchen—Wellington Nut
Kitchen, furnace and grate—Wellington Lump
For Your Furnace
Comox Lump — Comox Nut — Comox Pea
(Try our Fea Ooal for your underfeed furnace)
macdonald-Marpole Co
with  interost
for all.
in  improved  conditions
The Vancouver City-
Retail Fish Market
Owing to the Crowds
We wish to advise the general public
that we are inaugurating a new system to better serve our numerous
customers, and by making alterations to our present temporary quarters hope to be better able to serve
you. When we tell you that on Monday we served over seven hundred
people with more than six thousand
pounds of fish, and a big increase
over that every day since, you can
readily see what difficulties we have
had to contend with.
Bring Your Pennies
You will greatly assist us by bringing your pennies and small change,
as dealing in odd amounts and the
great number of sales, it is almost
impossible for us to keep enough
change on hand to last through the
Brig a shopping bag or basket to
carry your wet fish.
Out of Town Customers
We can not handle mail orders from
outside points at present.
Have Your Order Ready
and should we be out of the variety
you wish to purchase, have a substitute in mind. It saves time.
Take All You Buy
One lady arrived home with only
part of her purchases. Take all you
Cod, per lb 5c
Sole, per lb 5c
Herring, per lb 2c
Rock Cod, per lb 5c
Salmon, frozen, per lb 5c
Flounders, per lb 5c
Skate, per lb 5c
Crabs (laJ-'ge), each 10c
Black Cod, per lb 7c
Chum Salmon, all seasons, lb 5c
All or any other salmon, in season, per lb  8c
These prices are for Whole Fish.
Cut, 2'/2c per Ib. extra.
The Vancouver City Retail Fish Market
Open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., except Wednesday, when we close at 1 o'clock. PAGE FOUR
PBIDAY June 1*4, 1918
IB. _
Published every Friday morning by the B. C.
Federatioulst. Limited
A. S. Wells Manager
Office: Labor Temple, 405 Dunamulr St.
Tel, Exchange Seymour 7495
After 8 p.m.: Say   7467K
Subscription: $1.50 por year;    in Vancouver
City,, $2.00;   to unions  subscribing
V    in a body, $1.00
"Unity of Labor:   the Hope of the World"
FRIDAY June  14, 1918
THESE are glorious   days.    They
arc glorious in more ways than
one.   In the death   grapple   between two ruling claas concepts of what
a slave civilization  ought lo be, and
the peculiar cilture by
LAW AS THE   menus    of    which    it.
SCIENCE OF     should    perfume    tho
INJUSTICE        pestilential     atmosphere uf its accursed
existence, great wreck and ruin is being wrought   to  nil   tho   deceit,   hypocrisy,  sham   und   cant   whereby  the
slaves of all lands hnve previously heen
inoculated, stupefied and undone.   One
sham aftor another has been stripped
of its camouflage by tho ruthless hand
of war and loft disclosed in its hideous
nakednoss as the direct opposite of all
that we had beon    led    to    believe.
Everything that wo have been taught
to look upon as a truth is disclosed as
a Ho.   What we have believed to bo
virtuous is uncovered as a vice.   AH
that haB been done by tho powers that
rule over us, under tho pretense of having been done for our good and welfare, is shown to have been done for
quite the contrary purpose.   What wo
have been taught to bcliev.e was liberty turns out to be slavery; our boasted
domocracy dissolves into a more sham;
tho privileges of citizenship become the
obligations of subjects and our widely
heralded culture becomes tho exceed
ingly thin veneer of a vulgar impudence and low savagory that has no
counterpart in all tho category of animal kind.   Ealing class civilization is
exposing itself as a nauseating stench
in the nostrils of decency; a disgusting
nuisance in the pathway of evolution
awaiting abatement at the  hands  of
its blood-thirsty and lust-crazed beneficiaries, as an act of class suicide.
*        *        *
Tho development of thc    war    has
stripped the mask from our protended
liberty.   It has destroyed our boasted
democracy.   It has denied our citizenship.   It has disclosed to us that there
is  no property except that which is
embodied in the hides and carcases of
human chattels, and that that proporty
is Bacred only for tho purpose of immolation upon tho altar of bloody  war.
It has uncovered to us the lie of payment, that has been instilled into us
ever since we emerged from the cradle,
and disclosed to us that all the commercial transactions of men arc  nothing
but the shifting from hand to hand,
until it is consumed or worn out, of
that which has firBt been stolen from
.the crime of which they have been ac-
usod. Nor wero they anywhere near
the scene of thc occurrence when it
happened. There has yet been disclosed
not a whit more evidence to connect
them with the preparedness day parade
crime ut San FranciBco than there was
to connect the victims of the Chicago
Haymarket tragedy with that affair 30
years ago. To tako the life of Mooney
will be to as deliberately murder by
judicial process a man who has not
boen proven guilty of any crime, as
was the deliberate and cold blooded
murder of the so-called Chicago anarchists in 1887. The very judge who resentenced Mooney has openly declared
that ho was convicted upon perjured
testimony and yet he is evidently so
imbued with -.veneration for and devotion to the law that he cheerfully pro
nounccd the deuth sentence upon an in
nocent man, because the court record
wus clear. One's respect for that peculiarly infamous ruling class institution can scarcely be strengthened by
such illustrations of its deadly significance to such as may have committed
an offense against somo brutal inter
est. ensconced behind tho law. Can
anything furthor be required to make
plain the fact that tho real law is the
clubf That all verbal piffle and pretense is but a camouflage to covor the
frightfulness of fhe real law? Is tin
law anything short of the mandate of
masters to control their slaves and hold
thom in subjection to robbery and tor
ture? Is it anything short of the Boi
ence of injustice? However much thest
questions may have forcod themselves
upon us prior to the present war, thoy
arc more insistcnly pressing for an answer the longer the war lasts and the
more brazen and impudent thc rulers
and masters become iu ousting aside
the sham and pretense wherewith thoy
were formerly wont to cover up the
real nature of their infamous rule of
brutality and vulgarity. Human law is
unthinkable except in a society based
,ipon human slavery; the perpetual
presence of masters and slaves. There
can be no other reason culling into existence these human enactments, these
"thou shalt nots," than that of the
robbery of the producers of wealth of
that which they produce. Starting from
that hypothesis all the vast agglomeration of lows that fill the pages of innumerable volumes can bc easily and
logically accounted for. Justico necda
no written law. Justice canot prevail
in the presence of such. It is injustice alone; it is the enslavement and
robbery of man by man that calls tho
institution of the law into being and
perpetuates its baneful reign. If this
war continues long enough, and it
won't need to Inst much longer, the
law will be so completely uncovered
and unmasked that it will be virtually
destroyed by its blood-crazed beneficiaries and friends. So be it. "Whom
thc Gods would destroy they first make
loss it bc used in that sense it becomes
next to meaningless. It cannot convey
any expression of revenue unless it is
so'used. Robinson Crusoe had an island,
goats aud tools, but be was not a property owner, iu the commercial sense,
until Friday happened along. Then ho
had real property, property that could
and did bring him something for nothing. Mr. Friday was that property.
Friday was Crusoe's slave.
* * *
All of tbe real property, thc revenue-
producing property, that has yet been
destroyed ia this ruling class murder
fost can only be measured in the slaughter of the slaves of the respective countries involved. All other so-called loss
can be and will be recouped as soon as
the way is clear for the utilization of
slaves for the purposo of making it
good. But the slaves will do it, and
nothing elso will. Tbey will make the
fields again fruitful, rebuild the cities,
replace the factories, and renew the
stream of revenue into tho pockets of
tbeir owners anil masters. Of course,
the slaves that have been killed represent a temporary loss, but those left behind will breed like rabbits and will
receive due encouragement so to do
from their mastors and owners, and in
time all will be well for the latter,
everything will be lovely again, and tbe
goose will continue to be happily plucked. Tho reader is kindly permitted one
guess as to who is tlie goose. If the
correct guess be made it will be discovered that the goose has all tbe qualifications of real proporty as herein defined.
There were 161 deaths at army
camps and cantonments in tbe United
States for the week ending May 24.
Of theso pneumonia claimed 84; meningitis 16 and suicide 3. The non-
effoctivo rate (sick) was as follows:
Divisional camps, 33.4 per 1000; cantonments, 46.4 per 1000; departmental,
etc., 35.8 per 1000. New venereal cases
for tho week 2140.
THE AVERAGE person sees in the
devastation     and     ruin     boing
wrought by  the   present  war,  a
very  serious  destruction  of  property.
They see factories and towns destroyed,
fields plowed up and
A OBEAT crops ruined by shot
DESTRUCTION nnd shell and bomb
OF PROPERTY, und iire; tbey seo
vast territories laid
wasto and bare 'neath thc cruel blast
. of wnr; thoy aee ships rich laden with
tho slaves who have brought it forth the spoila of industry sunk nnd destroy-
by their servile toil and sweat. Tho cd; in a thousand other ways they soe
war ia now clearly demonstrating that thiB work of-ruin and devastation
the whole economy incident to the sweep thc earth of the handiwork of
graot and complicated institution of m(lIlj and, make of tni, fllce of ,1Qtlire n
ruling class industry, as compared to veritable desert, and they weep and
the primitive methods and tools of an-  waji and howl because of the terrific
Spectacular Theodore Roosevelt and
ponderous William Howard Taft, tho
two Dromios of American politics,
have kissed and mado up after some
six years devoted to oarnestly "strafing" each other. It is a sight for
tho Gods to see these reactionary
mountebanks once moro patting each
other on tho back and agreeing to
henceforth fulminate together in
brotherly unity aB of yore. Dollars to
doughnuts, however, that "Fatty
Taft" will have to shine tbe other
rogue's shoes in whatever political
scheme it is purposed to pull off. And
who is there on earth who could moro
worthily fill the place to be made vacant in tho groat scheme of things onco
the bad man of Berlin is brought to
book for his crimes, than the spectacular Roosevelt gentleman referred to?
Cnn it bo that he has his eye open to
the possibilities of such a situation and
if so who would be more competent to
groom him for the race than the fat
man? When political rogues kiss and
make up look for a raid upon the ehicken house of opportunity.
cient times, is menaurcd entirely by its
greater efficiency for class aggrandize
ment and devastation which is its
supreme and loftiest achievement. It
ia exemplifying boyond all dispute, that
tho very corner stone of present civilization is the enslavement, robbery and
torture of tbe woalth producers of the
earth and that its "kultur" is inculcated info its victims by means of the
club, the knout, the jail, the gibbot,
the bayonet and tho bomb.
# *        *
Of courso wo arc told that we aro
governed by law, but by overwhelming evidence tho powers that be are
laying baro tbo real truth of the matter, and clearly demonstrating that
thero ib nothing to the law, of which
we so glibly prate, oxcopt a mask to
camouflage the bludgeon nnd temper its
blows to tho naked backs of tho alaves
who have been shorn of their manhood
by means of the lies and deceits that
have been practised upon them by rulers and robbers and the precious gang
of procurers, sycophants, apologists and
spiritual, philosophical, literary, financial, astrological and political presti-
digitatours and acrobatic prostitutes
that follow in their train. Within the
past few weeks two incidents have been
recorded that, have completely stripped
tho law of all pretense of being anything other than a more verbal sham
calculated to give color of decency to
rule and robbery only so long ns it
might bc carried out without resorting
to the law of the club, which, in the
last anaylsis, is all there is to law anyhow.
* j< m
Down in Illinois not long since
Robert Paul Prager was lynched by a
cowardly gang of ruffians, either drunk
on booze or patriotism. It matters not
whether Prager was Innocent of wrong
doing or guilty of even the most lii'in
ous crime in tin1 calendar, the lynching
of him was nothing short of murder in
the first degree. No extenuating circumstances could be conceived for such an
abominable act. Indictments were belatedly found against soma of tbo ringleaders of tbe murderous mob. At thoir
trial they were acquitted by tho jury
within fivo minutes. Tho brazen prostitute press of the ruling class gleefully
%.\r,:l openly records tbe pleasing fact
that the jury was bandpicked for tho
occasion. There is no disposition to
cover it up. It is as openly boasted
about by these prostitutes as would bo
thc shameless orgies of the red light
district by thc equally virtuous participants therein. Tf anything further is
required to disclose the real virtue lying behind the written law of the land
we do not know what it could be. Evidently the powers that be arc quito
satisfied tbat Prager should bo murdered, and that is all there is to it.
The case of Frank Little at Butte affords another caso in point, the only
difference being that in his case not
even the poor pretense of an indictment
or even an attempt to apprehend the
murderers was doemod worth while.
* * *
A few days ago Thomas J. Mooney
was resentenced to death by ti San
Francisco judge, surrounded by all tho
panoply and fudge of the law. Not
a shred of ovidenco has ever yot been
offered that would bo for a moment entertained by any decent person, to show
that either Moonoy or any of thoso who
were accused with him had any connection with, or know anything about
proporty loss thus entailed. In fact,
there iB much moro fuss made over this
fancied property loss than there is over
the loss of human life and thc avalanche of human suffering and misery
that followa in tho wake of tho brutnl
business. Loss of property, loss of
trade, loss of business, loss of money,
theso nre tho losses that bring forth tho
loudest and most appealing cries of distress that issue from human throats during thoso moat glorious dnys. Indemnity! indemnity! is the cry. Restitution
must bc made. The damage must be
made good. Wbat has been destroyed
must bo puid for.
*        # #
All of (bis sort of stufi* sounds quite
reasonable until one delves down into
things and indulges in a little analyzing
of thc matter of property, pnymont, and
similar other things so glibly talked
abo.it, and evidently little understood.
A little enquiry into the matter will
disclose thc somowhnt startling fact that
in all the destruction of fields, buildings, factories, shops, goods, and otber
things that ure bought and sold in the
market aud commonly rated as property, not a solitary thing has been destroyed that ever did, or ever eould
bring to its owner any revenue. If this
stuff in question is actually property,
or was that before it wns destroyed,
how dues it happen that it lacked tho
power to bring to its owners a revenue?
.lust becnuse it did not and could not
do so, is the indisputable reason why it
was not and could not be property, in
the real commercial sense of the term.
Property to be sucb, and therefore to
have commercial rating in the market,
must possess tlie virtue of bringing to
its owner a revenue without elTort upon
his part. Now it so happens lhat thero
is but one thing on earth that does
pnssess such virtue ov power, and (but
thing is a human being enslaved tn another. There is nothing outside of n
■{• that can do lbe trick. It is tbe
lnhor of slaves tbnl produces all tbe
revenuo that ever accrues to so-called
owners of property or investors in industrial nnd commercial enterprises.
Revenuo can be paid only in tlie pro-
duels (if labor. Fnctories, lands, buildings, railways, steamships, produce no
revenue, for they bring forth no prolines out of wliich revenue can be paid.
The control of these things muy and
does enable those who control thom to
also control the labor of others who are
shut out of ull access thereto and are
consequently compelled to submit to
such terms as the owners muy dictate
in regard to the conditions and circum
stances under wliich they shall be allowed to labor and to live.
Out of sueli onslaved labor all revenue comes. Tbo slaves produce tbe
things required, food, clothing, shelter
and everything that follows and out of
this production the slnves are quite
moderately fed and sheltered, and the
remainder goes to keep tlie stream of
revenue flowing into the bands of their
owners and masters. And owners is tbe
true term to apply, for these slaves are
as truly owned by tlie present master
class as was tho chattel slave of old,
owned by his master. And this ownership of hum Otl chattels, ,tbn sole produc
ers of that out of which revenue to owners of proporty can come, clearly establishes the fact that such human chattels constitute all there ever was, or
cun be to property, when the term is
used strictly in tho commercial sense. Un-
In tho United States the eating of
sauerkraut is considered to be strongly symptomatic of either pro-Germanism, disloyalty or sedition. If greed-
ily devoured with a Germanic smacking
of tho lips it is considered as proof
posirivc of an acute combination of
all throe of those ailments, the only
ones in tho category of human ills for
which the medical fruternity has as yot
concocted no serum preventive. In order to romove tho no doubt juat prejudice ngainst this most toothsome and
nourishing dish (chemical contont principally water) because of its Teutonic
cognomen, the government, aftor laborious research, proclnims the startling
fact that sauerkraut is of Dutch origin,
instend of German. It is hoped that
by such enlightenment of the public
mind the deadly stigma may bo removed from the sauerkraut eaters and
tbey be restored to the pristine patriotism that is purely Americnn in tho
highest and beat sense. The more food
with a cabbage base (H O) consumed
by the American people the greater
the amount of more substantial nutriment that con be .shipped abroad, Tho
French may have introduced the "Age
of Reason" a century and a quarter
ago, but it has been left to these enlightened days to perfect it and make
of it a triumphant achievement. No
foolishness goes in this most glorious
Tho news dispatches are bringing to
us tales of woe over the alleged fact
that tho wicked Huns put thc French
nnd British prisoners they capture to
work as soon as they get hold of them.
But why tho woe? Have not our loading authorities on decorum and seemly
behavior gone to great pains to impress upon us the nobility and dignity
of labor? Have they not moBt convincingly pointed out the great virtue
of work as an essential to human happiness aud well being? Havo not they
driven home to us thc indisputable
truth that work is ennobling, uplifting
and commendable, while idleness is a
sin to bn execrated and condemned?
And such being the case, why do tbey
cry out in protest against lbe bcniliccnt
practice indulged in by the Huns of
bestowing the manifest blessing of
wnrk upon those whom tbe fortunes
of war have placed in their hands?
What greater blessing did ovor rulers
bestow upon their loving subjects anyhow thun tbe blessing of work? Is It
not just as great a blessing when coming from the Hun rulers as it is coming from any other? What ure these
foid dispatch makers kicking about,
anyhow? Their silly complaints are
quito enough to muke all earnest disciples of the gospel of work as a saving
gruco for mankind, sick of tbeir job,
nnd inoculate them with lack of faith
in tho truth of that gospel and the
merit of the dope they peddle about tbe
virtue of work.
Thc Appeal to Reason, during tbe
time it was under the directing band
of its founder, J. A. Wnyluud, was unmistakably an aggressive exponent of
radical thought. While not overburdened witb scientific nicety in regard
lo economic problems, it undoubtedly
did much good in spreading the propaganda of socialism aud breaking down
the superstitions reverence of the uu
washed mob for tbo political and
economic policies of the rulers und mas*
tors of this delightful age. With Way-
land's death tin* Appeal at once begun
to lose its virility and its contents
speedily sank to the level of diluted
dishwater. With the advent of the
United Statos into tho war and tbe
sulant reign of patriotic lawlessness
and terror that has expressed itself in
lyiichings, beatings, tar and feathers,
deportations, and a multitude of lesser
brutalities such as only ignorance and
cowardice are capable of, the onco
virile and aggressive Appeal has become one of the moHt supine and cringing bootlickers to tbe suvage powers
Mutual Interests Threaten
the Schemes of Wily
[By J. H. McVety]
A number of conferences have been
held between representatives of the returned men and officers of the labor
organizations. Ench one has removed
a number of misconceptions and misunderstandings and brought the two
forces -closer together, the soldiers
learning that the organized labor
forces of Canada had taken up the pen
aion, separation allowance and other
questions with the government before
thore were any organizations of return
ed men and'before thero wero any returned men to,organize. The discussions
also diBclosed that many dependents of
Boldiers had been assisted and protected and that special efforts were made
to place returned men in positions
adapted to their physical disabilities.
Initiations hnd been reduced in many
unionB and time to pay given to returned men. In addition many organizations were keeping their m-em-
bers overseas in good standing, the
membera of one local union in Vancouver paying a monthly assessment of
75 cents to make this possible.
Returned Soldiers Working Men,
At tho same time it was made abundantly clear to the representatives of
organized labor that the major part
of the returned men were working
men before they went away nnd would
have to again adjust themselves to industrial occupations. The Groat War
Veterans association, provincially, had
gone on record against its membors boing uaed aa strikebreakers and the
Vancouver branch bad advised its members to join tho unions of their various
callings. On the issue raised by the
C. P. R. in replacing citizens, including
returned men, by alien negroos, tbo
committee of tho Trades Council has
called in a representative of the returned men wbo bad attended the meetings and was in a position to fully explain to his association the situation
hi detail.
Understanding Between Veterans and
As has beon stated, a good working
understanding is being arrived at, tho
common opinion being that there are a
sufficient number of questions arising
on which both sides are in agreement
to rondor unnecessary any reference to
those on which a conflict of opinion
might arise. And this feeling is being
fostered in spito of the unfortunate article by Mr, Da^id Loughnan, president of the provincial organization of
the Great War Veterans. It is truo
that he states that he wrote only bis
own personal opinions and does not attempt to commit the association. But
Mr. Loughnan will find as much difficulty in separating himself from his
official position ns have other officers
of various organizations.
Loughnan and Strikes.
Naturally enough, Mr. Loughnan
might be expected to question the nd-
visability of a strike in the shipbuilding yards at a time when shipping is
bo necessary for the transport of mon
nnd supplies to Frnnce, and is entitled
to express his opinions, but his criticisms, be it remembered, were aimed
solely nt tho men without even an at-
tompt to discuss the issues or the attitudo of tho employers who, in many instances were and are still spoiling for a
fight, regardless of the need for ships
or nnything olse but greater profits.
Mr. Loughnan'a remedy was to reduce tho wages of thc mon to $1.10 per
day, but his patriotism did not carry
him far enough to penalize the employers, who for greater profits, wore attempting to securo the labor of the
men, again including returned soldiers,
for less than they receive in the adjoining states for similar work.
Insult to Labor,
His suggestion that the strike was
the work of agitators in the pay of
Gormany was a gratuitous insult without the slightest foundation in fact, a
reference that is being fittingly reprehended by his own members, many of
whom agree with his remarks regarding
tbe misfortune of a strike at this time.
Tho worst the writor ia prepared to say
about Mr. Loughnan ia that he prob-
ubly had an attack of "nerves" and
will likely recover when he discovers
that as a result of the strike and tho
intervention of Senator Robinson an
agreement has been arrived at for the
period of the war wliich will render
strikes unnecessary if the employers
curry, out their end of the bargain.
Despite this unfortunate incident and
aay similar errors committed by individual memlH-rs of labor organizations,
there does not appear to bo any desire to discontinue the mutually benofi-
rial conferences, but rather to strive
harder than ever to bring about better
Why Launching Was a Failure.
Two attempts were made to launch
the Wur Edolisuw during the past
week, both of tbem being failures. The
explanation as to the firBt attompt being u failure was that an accumulation of sand on the ways prevented n
successful launching No explanations
were offered after the second offort to
launch her had failed The Federation
ist offers us un explanation of thc fail
ures, the fact that unskilled men were
used in the building of the launching
ways during the recent striko
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All shapes and figures
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$15, $19,
$23, $27,
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We carry a full line of
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The union label transforms the
womon und children of the working
cluss info towers of strength. Without
it they ure often elements of weakness
in the struggle for bread.
thut bc ever placed on record. But the
generous application of the oleaginous
saliva and tho vigorous manipulation
of tho caudal appendage failed to save
ihe presiding genius of the oditorial
sunctotim from the draft for military
purposes. This porsonago^ Louis Kope-
Un by aame, has appealed for exomp
tion und appealed aguin, but of nc
avail. He must serve in the military
forces in tke groat battlo for domocracy, notwithstanding his mid-European
Cognomen and His persistent and gallant figurative application of the
tongue to the shoo leather of class rule
and roguery, All of which goes to
show thut even thc instincts of fl
cringing cur aro not alwaya to bo depended upou as a safeguard against
rotributivo justico.
American   Agitator   Now
to Represent the
[By J. H. McVety]
Thero was a time in Canada when
thc arrival of an international officer of
a labor organization, if ho was an
American citizen, unless ho came to
order bis members to accept the em-
players' terms, was hailed in the press
"American agitator arrives," "No
interference from American unions desired." But that is nil past now. The
employers do not follow such crude
methods uny longer. They now strive
to have the officer excluded by the immigration authorities und if unsuccessful in that courso, they allege German
influences and havo him watched while
in Canada.
A Change Now
It is the employers' turn now. Fortunately the war has wiped out all
prejudices against citizens of the
United States. Even the C. 1\ R. has
recognized the change and, not satisfied
with abolishing the boundary line,
wiped out the color line along with it.
Tho referenco is to tbe importation of
alien negroes to replace citi/ens and
returned soldiers. And tho theory so
long propagated by lubor economists
ubout tbe internationalism of capital
and labor has at last been confirmed by
an unimpeachable authority.
British Company Has Alien Representative
Even "nil British" companies, with
shareholders composed of English
"widows and children," such as thc
British Columbia Electric Railway, now
recognizes the new principle. And not
content witb withdrawing objections to
American officers of labor organizu-
tious, have imported a "Yankee" in
connection with the present dispute
with the Street Railwaymen's union. It
was not sufficient to import this gentleman us an expert adviser, the company nominated and had him appointed
as a member of the board formed under the Industrials Disputes Act. Tho
fact that the act requires board members tu be Canadian citizens does not
appear to have presented tiny obstacles,
although the minister of lubor some
years ago refused to appoint a board
because tho applicants wero not British subjects, although tbe act does not
muke any such distinction iu the cuse
of npplicants. As the application for
the bourd was made by the company,
thus indicating a keen regard for the
law, the representatives of the men
protested the appointment and hnd the
"alien agitator" removed from the
One Big Nation.
So ufler all these years, by making a
few changes in Cnnadian lawe, wo may
become "onc big nation" or, ns tho
I. W. W. would put it, "one big
The publishers of the Industrial Banner, of Toronto, the Labor Educational
Publishers, Limited, which is owned
and controlled by organized labor, has
voluntarily reduced tho working hoars
of its staff to forty-two per week, being thc first printing office in Toronto
to establish the seven-hour working
day and pay the full trado union rato
for it.
For which we are authorized representatives.
I F you have not seen this splendid silver-plated ware—
* which has every appearance and effect of sterling silver at about one-third the cost—call and let us show it to
you. You will be astonished at its beauty and quality,
and pleased with its moderate prices.
Tbe knives have stainless steel blades.
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Don't itow away roar ipm euh In
finjr old eoraer where It u In danger
from burglara or flre.
The Merchants Bank of Canada of*
fen yoa perfect ssintj for yonr
money, and will give yao fall basking
lervlce, whether your account ia large
or amal].
Interest allowed on taring! deposits.
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Baitings and Oarrall
Bank of Toronto
Assets  $84,000,000
Deposits  63,000,000
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A JOINT Sayings Aeeonnt may be
opened at The Bank of Toronto
In the names of two or more
persons. In these accounts either
party may sign cheques or deposit
money. For tbe different members of
a family or a Arm a joint aeeonnt Is
often a great convenience. Interest Is
paid on balances.
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Oorner Hastings and Gambia Streets
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The Bank of British North America
Established ln 1838
Branches   throughout   Canada   and   at
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[Friday, June 16, 1893]
Crowns, Bridges and -Fillings
made tht same shade as yoa own
natural teeth.
Dr. Gordon
Open evenings 7:80 to 8:80.
Dun tal nurso in attendance.
Over Owl Drug Store
Phone Sey. 5838
Goo. Bartley and W. M. Wilson
(printers), A. J. Thomson and W. H.
Irelnnd (Amalgamated Carponters), J.
Tumoy (Mainland Stoamshipmen 's
Benefit association), took seats as newly elected delegates.
Beputy Attorney-Gcuoral Smith
wrote that the courthouse griovance
would be taken up by Attorney-General
upon his return to Victoria.
Montreal Central Trades and Lubor
Council discussing property qualifications of mayor and alderman.
Delegates Wm. Towler and Goo.
Gagen appointed to attend tho meeting uf tho Steamshipmen 's association
on ISth inst.
Proposed Labor Day celebration discussed.
By demanding the union label tho
wife, of the trade unionist becomes
truly the help-meet of tho bread-win-
nor, her powerful influence being thus
extended from tho home to the workshop, from which sho is otherwise totally excluded.
The child who demands the union
labol wiolds moro influonfle than the
man or woman who strikes. Tho
strikers' place may bo filled, but there
is no substitute for the union label.
Our Selling System
Quality in Fabrics
Style Correct
Price the lowest possible consistent with
Two Stores:
Society Brand
Rogers Building
345 Hastings Street
Burberry Coats
at both stores
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Saturday Will Be
Dollar Day
Union Men, buy Union Goods from Union Clerks at
these Union Stores, and you are guaranteed a square
You will get considerably more than a dollar's worth
for the dollar you invest.
The Dollar Day specials will include:
Underwear, Working Shirts, Dress Shirts, Bathing
Suits, Hats and Caps, Socks, Ties, etc.
A Hat will be given with each Man's Suit at $20 or
over on Dollar Day, blue and office grey suits
excepted.    l
With a $20 SUIT we will give you a choice of any $2
Straw Hat or Cap.
With a $25 SUIT we will give you a choice of any $3
With a $30 SUIT we will give you a choice of any $4
Full Straw or Panama Hat.
Watch our windows in both
Two Big Union Stores for Men
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Also 614-616 Tates St., Victoria, B.O.
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-June 14, 1918
Shabby Treatment of Naval
Men After Service at
the Front
Would Sooner Die Fighting
Than Starve to Death
After Returning
It was really vory provoking; yes,
most annoying, without a doubt; and
of course it was a woman that started
the racketl The "hand that rocks the
cradle" may not bo much good at
pitching ball, but when it comos to
chucking a monkey-wrench into just
that particular part of the mnchinery
where it is least weleome—well, believe met
It happened at tho Hotel Van, in
tho big, gay, gilded ballroom; and the
occasion was the recent inaugural
meeting of the Greater Vancouver
Branch of the Navy League of Canada,
The-affair opened with the singing of
"Rule Britannia I" by a lady in the
gallery, and the crowd bolow tried to
make a hit with the chorus; but somehow it foil rather flat. Perhaps the
crowd wasn't big enough, for even the
presence of such social magnets as
Mayor Gale and Lieutenant-Governor
Barnard had not succeeded in drawing
moro than enough people to All a very
limited portion of tho available space;
and of course it isn't usually inspiring
to see three-fourths of the house empty.
A thousand patriots, at least, might
reasonably have been expected at this
inaugural mooting, but it is safe to
say that not one-fourth of that numbor
put in an appearance.
Well, the lieutenant-governor made
bis preliminary little spiel, of the customary perfunctory charactor; nothing
voi'y brilliant, but still, no worse than
usual. Theu E. J. Levoson rose to proclaim tho meritorious objects of the
movement and propose the formal resolution endorsing its inauguration, repenting how thc war would have been
ovor lung ago "in n complote Gorman
victory" except for the British navy;
and professing a desiro for "fair play
for .ill hands connected with the maintenance theroof."
Mayor Gale followed suit "on behalf
of tho citizens of Vancouvor," and
took occasion to put in a little boost
for the home town, with itB "port open
12 months of the year," and so forth.
Goo. Bushby, president of the B. C.
Marine, Ltd., next did his bit; and then
tho lieutenant-governor put tho resolution to the meeting and, apparently
taking it for granted that thore were
no dissentients, declared It, ns usual,
"unanimously carried."
Corporal L. V. Mastors had something to say next about "Sea Scouts,"
having a few with him as specimens.
He explained that tho boya started in
as "bull pups" when they wore nino
yoars old; at the age of twelvo they
were allowed to become "full-fledged
scouts." His closing remark at loast
seemed to meet with approval—that
"military drill alone will not bring
out the best that is in a boy." (Applause.)
Lady Starts Something.
Now if the proceedings had ended
at this point, thero wouldn't have beon
any story to tell. Unfortunately,
among tho "objects" of the league,
printed on green loaflots, somothing
was said about "tlio relief of British
and Canadian sailors and their dependents." And among the audience,
right (here, wero two of these same
British and Canadian sailors in uniform
with u lady friend seated between
thom. The lady friend was Mrs. W.
H. Crosfleld of Burrard street, woll-
known us an indefatigable workor for
"patriotic" purposes, by way of musical entertainments and thc liko. How
many relatives sho has in active servico, particularly in tho navy, is beside the point; the ono she wns thinking of just then was her brother Bon.
And thinking of him, she got rather
excited—and no wonder! Who tho
two sailor-men wero, appeared later on,
Now, Brother Ben's Btory, told by his
sister, was simply this: For some
months before tho war, he was a Vancouver postman—a "rolicf letter carrier" at $2.50 per day. Boing a "patriot" to the bone, he lost no time in
responding to his country's call in the
very first mouth of tho war. As ho
had nlrcody served somo years in the
navy he naturally rejoined that branch
of the service, and wont overseas, subsequently being engaged in tlio famous
"Battlo of Jutland," by which Britain's sea supremacy, and indeed tho
British Empire itself, was saved from
perdition, if what was said at the
meeting is true. A year later, Ben
was invalided home, suffering from
shell-shock and heart diseaso. He arrived here In June a year ago; his discharge shewed a character record of
"V. G." for the whole period of his
servico. Well, his sister took caro of
him for a time; and then he culled on
Postmaster McPherson with a view ti
getting his job back. In fact, he np
pears to have called repeatedly, but
never to have got anything moro thun
an iavitation lo "cull again." At last,
in deapartion, ho re-enlisted nnd wont
again ovorBOas, on the ground that he
"would ra'her die lighting thnn stay
hero and starve to death1"
This was tho story told by Mrs. Crosfleld at the Vancouvor Hotel, No wonder she pointed to the league's profession of befriending sailors ashore,
and asked indignantly, "What aro you
peoplo doing for our sailors, who are
doing so much for you?" No wonder
she was a littlo excited when she exclaimed, "Our boys don't want charity; they want a squaro doal!"
None of Their Business.
As already remarked, it was very
provoking to have tho beans spilled
like this; but of course tho lady was
given to understand that it was nono
of their business, and tho meeting proceeded. Wm. McNeill of the Western
Power empany professed "every sympathy with the lady who voicod hor objection" (opplnuBe) and handed out
Bome more "taffy" for tho "obBcuro
heroes who have gono down to the
sea In ships." Then ho proceeded to
oxpatinte ou tho glorious prospects
ahead—tho ships that aro going to bc
built here, and the hundreds of thousands of dollars that are going to be
spent.   "In shipbuilding we have come
A Sweeping Programme of Political,
Industrial and Social Eeforms
To Be Drawn Up
On June 20 and the two following
days will be held the flrst annual convention of the British Labor Party, as
it is now organized since the revision
of its constitution some little time ago
at Nottingham. It is perhaps unnecessary to remind reiders that the
Labor party of this country is the political wing of the British Trades
Unions. TheBe latter express their
views once a year at the Trade Union
CongresB on all the various economle
or social questions that concern them;
the Labor party deahj with political
and governmental questions.
The Labor party intends to make a
big flght at tne next general election
(whenever that will be hold) for tho
political control of powor in the British House of Commons.and something
between 300 and 400 candidates are
promised. That there Bhall be no doubt
as to what the Labor party iB after
the national executivo of that party
has issued a number of manifestoes on
things like war aims, aocia! reconstruction, etc.
It is proposed by this national executive that the coming convention shall
dovote itself practically entirely to
labor reform schemes towards building
a new social order after the war based
on the broad principles of the democratic control of society in all its activities. This involves a sweeping programme of political, industrial and social reforms. Democracy, liberty, national health and the abolition of poverty the loading lines.
List of Grand Lodge Officers Elected
for tbe Term Commencing
July, 1918
International President—William H.
Socro tary-treas ar or—P. C. Davison.
Editor Journal—Fred Hewitt.
Vice-president (United States)—J. F.
Vice-president (Canada)—J. A. McClelland.
General Executive Board—T. J. Savage C. T. Nicholson, Bobert Fechner,
William Hannon, H. J. Carr.
For General Law Committoe—H. F.
Nickerson, C. H. Taylor, H. L. Bruhson,
H. Greutzner,
For Canada—D. McCallum.
For Delegates to American Federation of Labor—A. O. Wharton, J. J.
Connolly, H. W. Brown, Ci F. Grow,
Wm. Schoonberg.
For Delegates to Trades and Labor
Congress of Canada—J. Foster.
WINNIPEG—The whole striko situation was settled when agreement was
como to botween the Teamsters' union
and tho Manitoba Cartage company under which the members of the organization will return to work immediately.
There were ninety cartage men involved and the strike lasted two weeks,
The scale agreed upon is $23 por week
ond alternate Saturday afternoons off.
into our own," he exulted, juBt as a
good business man should.
W. B. Loudon,, president of the
Naval Service Fund," which Mrs,
Crostleld had wanted to know about,
was tho next speaker. Not that ho had
anything much to tell her about that;
but he declared his admiration for tho
Seamen's Union of Great Britain, nnd
impressed on his hearers that "wo
ought not to forgot too quickly the
horribin wickedness of the Huns." No
doubt, that did just as well.
Captain E. Beotliam, marine superintendent of the Canadian Pacific Ocean
Service, emphasized the need of "previous training" for boya beforo they
wont to sea; ho also mentioned a possiblo pension fund to which the men
themselves would contribute.
And Archdeacon Heatlicote finished
up by expressing "heartfelt grntitudo
to the lieutenant-governor for presiding so excellently over us," nnd declared that "Britain shall rulo the
sea''—with an emphasis on tho
"shall" that put tho matter finally beyond question or doubt.
His Excellency then declared that
the Greater Vancouver Branch had boen
'' s-iccessfully launched;'' and Lady
Barnard presented badges to tho little
bunch of kiddies who were lined up aa
Boy Scouts, Sea Scouts, Girl Guides or
whatnot. So the formal moeting ended,
und the informal proceedings then began.
Still Another Kick.
Scarcely had tho usual patriotic
benediction beon sung whon "the lady
who voiced hor objection" becamo the
object of marked attention nt the
hands of the promoters of tho mooting.
Of courso they could not hide their
clingrin that such an unfortunate contretemps should have happened just
when thoy woro getting thoir new venture '' successfully launched;'' howover, thero was nothing for it but to
put tho best face possible on the mailer, and it was really very instructive
to note how these gentlemen fell over
one another iu their efforts to conciliate the lady. But now tho two
sailor-men had a story pf tlieir own to
tell, and they made no bones about it
either.   It was this:
They wero both time-expired British
navy seamen, who with many others
answered the call in the early days of
the war, right here in Vancouver, The
choice between army and navy being
open to them, they naturally chose
their own calling and were re-enlisted
in the Imperial navy—but, they maintain, on the distinct understanding that
thoy should receive Canadian pay! In
fact, it appears that they did receive
Canadian pay during tlieir short stay
at Halifax; but after they got overseas only British pay was offered thom,
which, after at first refusing, they
were induced to accept pro torn., with
n view to having the balanco made
good later on. Never has that balanco
boen mado good yet, although H. H.
Stevens, M. P., has takon up tho mntter nt Ottawa; and the men complain
that tbeir wives and childron here have
had to live on a beggarly $4 per weok
less, supplemented by "charity,"
such ns tho Patriotic Fund. Meanwhile, tho men have borne the brunt
of the fight to auch an extent that, out
of the contingent, of 42 with which
they went over, about 20 have "gono
aloft" or "gone below," as tho case
might bo, TheBe two and ono other,
now in the general hospital, appear to
bo all that have returned to Vancouver out of tho whole contingent. Not
that thoy grumble nbout thnt, but thoy
do bitterly complain, "Wo got a dirty
doal; our wives have had to livo on
charity sinco we went overseas,"
Now, of course, these men are simply
The Man with the Million-Dollar Smile
Factory Sale of
Here you are, folks-THE BARGAIN EVENT OF THE SEASON. Thousands of
pairs of boots direct from factory to you. Ia many instances priced at less than today's
factory cost We bought large shipments at factory-end prices especially for our semiannual factory sale. In addition our ENTIRE high-grade stock is placed on sale at
tremendous cut-in prices. Our policy is to clean house thoroughly twice a year. ALL
SPRING AND SUMMER FOOTWEAR that remain on our shelves MUST move out.
Remember, too, these are not mere odds and ends, but complete lines of the newest and
best in footwear. Carefully selected footwear that you know. J. & T. Bell's, Slater's,
Hartt's Fit-Rite, Hurlbut Welt, Buster Brown, Leckie, and many other well and favor'
ably known makes. All on sale for fifteen days. Absolutely no reserve. Seeing is be-
ueving.  Come and see.
Sale Opens Today and Saturday at 9 a.m.
For Fifteen Days Only
All Women's $4.50
Footwear at $2.85
64 pairs American made White
Canvas Pumps; hand turned sole
and covered heel. Re- f£0 Off
gular $4.60 at    •PaUsOO
71 pairs Three-strap White Canvas
Slippers, with Cuban heels. Regular $4.50, d»<J QC
fOV     %9ommsOD
84 pairs White Canvas Boots, high
cut, with heavy rubber soles and
heel. Regular $3.00 djO Qg
for    *\Pmm,OD
Women's $8 Sport
Boots at $5.85
Imported blaok calf, 7-lnch upper,
laced, with white Neolin sole and
rubber heel.
All Women's
Values to $7.00
for $4.90 <-
37   pairs   High   Top   Laced   Sport
Roots,   dull   gunmetal    tup,    with
All Men's $7.50
Boots $4.90
66 pairs Gunmetal
Bluchers with Neolin
soles and rubber
27 pairs Black Calf
Balmorals, Goodyear
welt, with leather
soles and heels.
57 pairs heavy grain
leather, Blucher cut;
double sole running
right through to heel
of solid leather; reg-
at1"..!!:00:. $4.90
All Men's Boots to $14
r        for $9.85
There Is a distinctiveness about
each of the modols wo offer in
this lot that is instantly apparent. They possess an indefinable
air of Btyle and refinement in
each detail of design and construction. Every model Is ex*
elusive and embodies comfort and
elegance of a high order. In
blaok, Malay, mahogany or nigger
brown, Neolin sole and rubber
heels or the choicest of loather
All Men's $9.00
Boots $6.45
There are seven models to select from lu
this lot and tha
values in each cuse
aro truly remarkable.
There Is tho popular
English last in a rich
mahogany brown
with Neolin solo and
rubber heel. A flne
Russian calf, leather
sole and heel. A
black calf with Neolin solo and rubber
heel. A blaok viol
kid with a genuine
oak tannnd sole, etc.
Women's and Growing Girls' Gunmetal   Button   Boots,   welt..:.I   sole
nnd broad low heel.
Regular $6.00 for...
Women's Common Sense Boot; has
oik sole, with selected kid laced
upper and rubber heel. £yf QA
Regular $6.00 for    94*2111
Women's Extra Fine Canvas Boot;
8-lnch top, laced, with Cuban or
Louis heel as you please. Regular $6.00
112 pairs of very smart pumps in
several distinctive models. Perfectly plain or Colonial stylo. Patent,
gunmetal or kid; Louis dr Cuban
hool. Values to $7.00 "" " ~ ~
All Women's $10.00
Boots at $6.45
18 pairs Fine French Kid Boots;
8-inch laced tops, box cloth, ln a
mouse grey; turned sole and Louis
heel, with aluminum plate.
13 pairs Imported French Kid
Boots; 8-inch laced tops box cloth,
in the now warship grey; Louis
heel and turned sole.
17 pairs smart Kid Boots, with
maize or fawn 8-inch laced tops;
Louis heel with aluminum plate.
26 pairs Dark Mahogany Sports
28 pairs Genuine Russia Calf Walking Boots, with welt sole and military heel.
38 pairs finest imported Black Kid
Boots; 8-lnch laced top, Louis
Remarkably Low Prices in Children's Dept.
Children'! and Misses' Dainty White
Canvas Strap Slippers, specially priced.
Slues to 2.   Price, per fl»-|  AA
Children's Black and Tan Leather
Strap Slippers, with a good weight
sul-j- Sizes to 10. Specially ffi-i s t_
priced at   -ipJ..XO
Extra! Extra!—Solid Leather Lacod
Boots for Boys; all sizes to <BQ QK
5; only, por pair   fyma&O
Growing Girls' Whito Canvas ffl«J c/|
Mary Jane Pumps  *p*UtJU
Children's White Canvas  Strap
Slippers, sizes to 7 ...
A Dainty Patent Oxford with thoroughbred lines that give your foot that
graceful, aristocratic touch; plain toe!
two-Inch heel; 0*0 fa
laced   ipOtOU
Children's  nnd   Misses'   White   Canvas
Button  Boots—
Sizes to 8, sole
Size*)   H\_   to   1644,
Children's  and  Misses'
Sandals;   all   sizes  at
Tan    Leather
$1.25   $1.35   $1.45
Misses' Black Patent Mary Jane Slippers; sizes 11 to 2; specialty CO AC
priced at   y*fti*M.O
Children's Ulack Patent Mary Jane
Slippers;  sixes  to  10-14; aj-f  qk
specially   priced         <pX.Oif
Misses' Black Viol Kid Button and
Luce Boots; sizes to 2; fl»«> ____
price         aPmlaOO
Hoys'  Black and   White Canvas   Hoots-
"'UT:  $1.15 to $1.75
Sizes 11 to 2, salo
prico  ,
Infanta' Pino Black Kid, either button
or laco; sizes to 5;   sale ffi-f   -t r
price   JpX.lO
Children's Lightweight Black Kid Laco
Boots, sizes to %y_\ snle e__ nt*
price   ...        *p__o__\0
Children's and Misses' White Canvas
Pumps, with an extension elk a-t Jr*
sole; all sizes; specially priced «pJ>™*
Children's and Misses' White canvas
Sandals, with an extension <B-| oe
leather sole; nil sixes: price •PJ-»*>«-*
Children's and Misses' White Canvas
Strap Slippers; all sizes; ffl-f -t t_
priced      SpLalO
H "The Hume of Good Shoes"
i, 649 Hastings, w.
All Women's Boots
to $16 for $10.65
A beautiful Ivory in selected French
coif; Louis heel, Goodyear welt
solo.   Regular Ai a /jp
$11.1)1) for (plUiDt)
A very smart putty grey; 814-Inch
laced  top,   Louis heel  with aluminum plate. Regular
flfi.oo for ..
near Granville.
A choice 'Malay brown ttiiMa calf
vamp, with champagne k!d 8-lnoh
top, Louis heel.   lie-   tf» 1/\   __ f_\
gular $i;..no for...  «plU#Od
An attractive model In black; extra high laced top, high arch with
long slim lines; Louis heel. Regular JIG.00 .
ordinary "A. B." seamen, not business
men at all; and so thoy were perhaps
too ready to accept a "gentleman's"
agreement" as  to their pay, without
ments of inquisitorial, not to say insulting, cross-examination at the hnnds of
those wlio pass out the doles. "Nothing is too good for our splendid men,1
up papers from Ottawa,   Naval officers |    But nil that aside, isn't it somewhat I ity," with the humiliating uccoinpu
from   Esquimau   were  to  some  extent j naUBOating for a grateful country to bo
concerned in thc matter; but  they are        ..      „ ■       ,, ■     »,
now overseas, it  would hardly b« fair, ,:,,|ltm'ial^   Pour'nS      sloP      ovor   lta
troubling to have everything strictly net | to impute dishonesty to them.   On the [ heroes, and at lho same time handing
down iu black and whito.   Accordingly. I other hand, the sailor-men are just t
it is somewhat difficult to fix tho rcBpon-  of thn working class who, being tbem-
sibility of tho promise given to them I selves at least 90 per cent, honest, arc
or just the particular party who gavo
it.    They distinctly remember attending at a room in the Dominion building
to hr.vc things fixed up, and also tilling
only too willing to bolieve that th
"betters" arc honest too.   That natur
ally  makes  them  sometimes  an  easy j nf the Empire!   The inevitable result
mttrk. lis, of course, thc acceptance of "char-
Otot Busy After Beans Split
Oh,, yes, thc gentlemen** got busy all
night after the beans bad been spilled!
Mayor (tale, parson Hooper of the Sea-
man's Mission, and there is no need to
say how many more, got as busy as bees
right away, to got all the scandal wiped
out. What the rosult of their efforts
will be remains to be seen. B.it it was
quite clear tlmt the sailor-men didn't
want anything to du with any "Navy
Fund," or any "Seaman's Mission"
either. PAGE SIX
FBIDAT. June 14, 1918
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"To Think or Not to Think"
Editor B. C. Federationist: It is now
treason for working plugs to think,
oven if they have the ability or inclination to do so. We were obliged to add
this mandate to our overflowing museum
of "shalt not" becnuse some of them
were actually beginning to "sass" us
back, and were refusing to hit the collar with their usual docility and obedience. This unfortunate state of affairs is usually found among those creatures who attend union and socialist
meetings, where the habit or disease of
threshing is often found in its most malignant form.
A few days ago I met a jay, who I
expect had been perusing "Tho Hidden
Mystery," and tho sncreligious dub had
doped this out. If Adam hud saved the
dollar he squandered to appease the
vanity of Eve, whon ho hired God to
crciito a full dress costume for her, nnd
invested it in good murder Bharcs or
Liberty bonds, nt thc fair and modost
rato of 5 per cent, compounded every
20 yenrs, at the end of the five centuries
of his enroer, it would have amounted
to thc tidy sum of $33,554,432. What
do you know about thaff
"'Where did you got that stuff?" I
inquired. "Why," he replied, "I figured it out from a Sundny school pnper,
which oxpluined how the terbaccy nickel would grow to be a solace to me
in my old age, and the "watch tho dollar grow" advertisements of tho Snv-
ings Bank,"
The noxt crank he gavo his cranium
produced, "If our lato lamented granddad had enjoyed the scientific aids to
longevity which wo now possess, and
had been innoculated with con syphilis,
his appendix trimmed and received a
daily ration of canned dog salmon, cold
storage eggs, and oleomargarine, he
might have beon able to hold down the
useful occupation of watching his dollar
grow even until this present date. He
would long ago have owned all the
working plugs God mado."
I promptly called ono of "our" cops
and had him incarcerated in one of
"our" jails, the most effective institution we hnve for promulgating freedom
and democracy.
If ho had been allowed to monkey
with his think tnnk nny longer, he
might hnve gone "over tho top" and
percoived that it was immaterial to him
whether he wos owned, an individual or
We like to hove "our" working class
around and talk about "our" rights
as citizens, "our" national woalth, etc.
It improves their "morale," and they
work liko niggers, but when they contract the thinking habit, they immediately begin to squeal about more grub
and less work.
Thanks to tho precautions tnken, tho
habit hns not bocoine chronic yet, nnd
while we have n bunch of men, and
while our working plugs swallow the
dope our preachers and politicians peddle them, and as long os the proletariat
will support our lying press, which daily
explains to them what unreasonable,
avaricious cattle they are, we are safe.
If the worst comes wo still have in
reserve Uncle Sam's national wenpon,
the "rope," and "tar brush," which is
said to be very effective in promoting
liberty nnd democracy.
Editor B. C. Federationist:   The lut-
:st news from on high is no more wheat
bread for the people, which does not
mean anything to the dear gullible public only a shortage of wheat.
However, we will endeavor to show
that samo shortage wns, and is, being
caused by tho insincerity of the present
administration, and thc big interests.
Its a family nffair between them, of
When war broke out in 1014, and
yenrs before, the farmers of the prniries, particularly tho newly-settled parts,
were badly in need of agricultural implements, the prices were prohibitive,
tho price of wheat nwny below thc cost
of production.
Thp intelligent man know he would
bc thousands of dollnrs bohind in thc
transaction, so ho simply waited nnd let
another valuable year go by, which
meant millions of acres less under
The manufacturers of Eastern Canada had agricultural implements piled
up in every town, and at the factories.
Did thoy show their patriotism by selling this machinery to the farmers at a
reduction, nr did tlieir henchmen at Ottnwa take thc duty off, so that the farmer could get American implements nt
a reasonable figure?
No, thoy did neither, but instead, thc
manufacturers shut down their plants,
turned their employees on the streets
to starve for nearly n year, rather than
sell  the articles or tools of production
r less than 150 per cent, proflt.
Yon see they would be establishing a
ireccdent. and the dear public would
jo spoiled.
As a result of that brand of pocket-
book patriotism, we have millions of
acres less under cultivation, millions of
bushels less of wheat nnd consequently
n wheatless nation.
Have they changed heart in the face
nf this hick of supplies? No. On the
contrary, thoy fixed the price of wheat
on simple John, nnd nllowed mnchinery
to soar until it is nearly worth its
weight in gold, and is Btillclimbing.
Wheat is too high nt present, nnd it
cnn be' produced nt half tho present
figure if the manufacturers will be satisfied with n moan profit of even 50
per cent. Tho snmo applies to all other
commodities the farmer must buy, but
to a lesser extent.     , '
Amongst the labor element, nre some
who think Farmer John is a plutoernt;
some fnrmers think they are of that
clnss themselves.
There is a difference between them
which is the Inborers job is uncertain,
tho fnrmer has a job for life if ho is
reasonably careful, the wages about the
same. Vory often, however, tho laborers' income exceeds thnt of tho fnrmer.
A person might nnturnlly ask if such
is the case, why so many farmers came
to the const tlii« winter? This mntter
given great publicity: far more
than wns justified, and the number
grently magnified which spent tho winter here.
Howover. why ony enme is ensily explained. It is a well-known fnct that
befnre the war. 75 per cent, of the fnrmers nf Snsknthpownn and Alberta were
mortgaged un to the hilt. There was
fortunately big crops in 1015, 1010;
wheat verv quickly jumped from 00c
to $3. The Intter price the speculator
got, as the farmer put most of his wheat
on the market at #1.50. The farmer, in-
tend nf being behind, got out of debt,
and in some cases dome many to the
good. Machinery climbed more slowly,
and thc farmer had the tools to produce
those crops at the old price.
Canada would bo the greatest country
on earth could wo eliminate tho grafter
and professional politician, and have
absolute freo trade, with tho world or
nt least with tho big neighbor to tho
south; or in other words, fair play to
all and special privilege to none.
Let us illustrate how this rotten system of graft or so-called tariff, works
out. Taking one item to prove the dear
public aro legally robbed: "Shoes."
Now thore is a tariff on every blesBed
thing worth while entering tho country
except two, and the duty was taken off
them recently, wheat and gas tractors.
The former did no good, as tho price of
the commodity was fixed on both sides
of the line, which was thc reason of its
roniovnl, when it could bo no good.
Trnctors came in, the smaller ones at a
reduction of several hundred dollars
that was taken off because their friends
did not manufacture any. Getting back
to shoes, the average duty on all commodities will bo Bomowhoro around 30
por cent.
Tho American Bhips over *100 worth
of Bhoes. He pays at tho lino $30 duty.
Ho then collects that amount from you,
thc working man. Thc same goes into
the public treasury. At the snmo time
tho Canadian fanufacturers sell $300
worth of the same commodity at the
same price, and puts the money in their
jeans, henco our Canadian millionaires.
Of course they contribute a large
amount to the campaign funds of tho
party who is the most willing ttt rob
tho public on their behalf.
Wake up, Mr. Farmer, alBO Mr.
Working Man. Tour interests are one,
Big business knows no patriotism or
sentiment. JOHN DENNIS.
Vancouver, B. C.
"The Brain Workers of Canada'»
Editor B. C. Federationist: Whilst
rambling around four different military
camps, I must say I have been agreeably surprised to see, and hear from,
iftich a vast number of soldiers, members of craft unions and our now Cann*
dinn war baby-tho "Federated Labor
Party " That a fine fraternal spirit
exists amongst our clan—this point
alone—justifies thc merits of our aims,
ambitions, and endeavors in tho past,
present and the future, organizing the
workers of Canada. ,
Now it is only natural that kindred souls thrown together would discuss topics near and dear to the heart
of the wage worker, and general en-
thusiasm tends toward tho workers
gaining political control of Cnnada, and
industrial unionism of its inhabitants,
the valuo of such discussion cannot bo
oyer estimated.
In a military group it is only natural
to find a number of individuals of tlio
clerical profession, and the consensus of
(.pinion inclines to the idea that thc
brain workers of Canada have not boen
nrganized ns they might be.
I draw the attention of our" local
sincere workers in the labor movement
to the activities of labor groups in
Great Britain in their endenvors to organize the "brain workers" of that
There is no reason why tho bank
clerks, stenographers, accountants,
bookkeepers and general office help
co.ild not be organized. The start is
what is needed; the time is opportune
■xs in no other industrial period. Now
is the time where starvation pressure
functions not. k
This letter wns inspired by nn unusual number of members of theso professions thnt I havo mot in army life,
nnd I am of thc opinion that there
must bo a number of members of
these professions at home who are of
the same opinion ns their fellow workors now in uniform.
In closing I mention a particular incident. Whilst sweeping out n tent
which accommodates six, I found three
union cards on the floor. I yelled
nround tho camp asking who hnd lost n
union card and I was astounded to sec
so many hnnds going to the pockets,
and the display of cards should imbue
thoso remaining with a kindred spirit.
On behalf of the membership in uniform—running into the 30,000 class—]
ask ench union member, and each member of the Federated Labor Party, to
carry on as they never did before. Do
not. wait to be asked, dig right in. De
mncracy begins at home. We are com
ing back, but we cannot be in two
places at once.
The workers of Cnnada have to subdivide Canada into provinces, provinces
into districts, and so on; then let overy
member of thc Labor movemont come
out in every district, every home. Pack
ing a membership curd is not the wholo
thing. Organize Canada! This cannot bo done without your individual
help. Leave nothing to your executive
committee, business agent or secretary.
They are but individuals, you comprise
Ihe membership,
Let ench member of thc Labor movemont become a teacher, nn orgnnizer,
nn executive;   get the wifo to help you,
j must have the women's vote,
We are coming back, nnd with those
that have already returned, together
with a solid group of organized labor,
Oaniida and the world is ours.
Think!    Everything rests with you.
Everything and everybody is against
. The press, the wealth of a nation
nnd the resources it can purchiiBe enn
only be set aside by your offorts.
Unless tho workera gain political
control of thc world this war and its
nttciidcnt misery has been in vain. If
we do, then even the human sacrifice
has accomplished a purpose, and the
workers now lying in France may rest
content that their brief span on this
earth accomplished indirectly that for
which we have strived, and if you desert your follow workers in thc various countries now accomplishing results, the real meaning of the word
traitor may be truthfully npplied.
Carry on.
Yours fraternally,
Labor and Returned Soldiers
Editor B. C. Federationist: The question of organized labor 'b attitudo toward thc returned soldiers is a live
question at the present moment, and
likoly to be even nfter the close of the
present wnr. Thc earlier the question
is faced and a clear understanding arrived nt the better for all concerned. It
hns been snid that the advorse vote ot
the last meeting of tho Vancouver
Trades and Labor council, on tho motion to admit returned soldiors to membership of labor orgnnizntionfl nt half
fee, wns evidence of Labor's antagonism to the returned soldier.   Nothing of
the kind! Tho opposition was to anything which would tend to discriminate
within tho ranks of organized labor iu
favor of one man, or soction of men, as
against others. ThoBe who voted for a
reduced fee, muBt, to be conBistont, continue to accord tho returned men preferential treatment after their affiliations, for they would still bo returned
men; and when it came to putting men
to work, or laying them off, we would
get the same cry, "tho returned mon
first, the returned men last,'' and therein would lie inevitable antagonism and
disruption. Is organized labor opposed
to the returned Boldier? In what capacity? for he iB many-sided.
We are opposed to him when he functions as a conscriptionist—as a politician trying to elect candidates to se
euro preferential legislation for the soldier and returned man—as a worker
who tries to secure preferential employment because of being a returned man-
as a would-be union man who ia not
willing to come in on terms of equality
with his follow, workers—in whatever
capacity ho attompts to obtain a prefer-
enco in earning a living, because we are
absolutely oppoaed to him.
We aro not oppoaed to him as a workor who is proparod to co-operate on
terms of equality with his follows in
ordor to improve the living and work
ing conditions of one and all—aa a poli
tician who is prepared to support a can
didato whose function would bo to advocate tho interests of those who work
(i. e., by taking over tho social means
of woalth production and oporating
them under democratic control for tho
uso and well boing of tho community,
and not for individual proflt). As a
man who believes that participation in
militarism should be loft to the freo
choice of the individual, therefore,
whon you Bpeak of the returned soldier
and Labor's attitude toward him, you
must flrst define in whnt manner ho
wishes to function. Let us go farther
into tho queation. It is too important
for superficial troatment. In civil life
the soldior may have been a union man
or a strike-breaker, a Christian or an
Atheist, a Socialist or a Conservative,
on tho battlefield he has to stand on
terms of equality with his comrades and
his foo, and tho bost organized win.
Kissing may go by favor, but winning
n battlo doesn't. Severe as may have
been his battle-fleld experionces, when
he returns to civil life he will find that
a war no less merciless, no less import*
ant awaits him, and in this wnr he must
participato with his comrades, who
must also bo his competitor, for it
thc struggle for existence within a system whereby the worker must aell hiB
power to labor on a market of docroas-
ing demand and, comparatively increasing Bupplyj or, failing success in mak
ing a sale—i. e., getting a job—he simply becomes eliminated. Tho battle of
life, and earning a living is too atromi-
ous to permit of favoritism, and our returned soldier must compete with us on
terms of equality. Competition in industry between employors in the pursuit of profit is too koen to allow sentiment a place; it is war to the fyiife and
the bankruptcy court takes the weaker.
So our ox-soldier will flnd, although
for a while he will find isolated cases
of a preference for him on the part of
thc employer, but thia ean only continue
whilst ho, in return, delivers the goods,
labor power, in an equal or greater degree, or at less cost, than his competitor, the man who has not been "over
the top." All workers are on the labor
market; wc must get a job or it menus
stnrvntion for ourselves and families,
and if thc returned soldier is going to
count upon his past military services for
preferential employment, then wo will
be compelled to meet that by offering
other inducements to the employer to
give us employment, and of ono thing
wo are assured, that he who can best
produce profits is the one who will be
employed, irrespective of ruco, color,
creed or nationality. Politicnlly we already see the trend of events, different
organizations of returned men running
rival candidates. What a splendid opportunity this presents for Hie exercise
of those time-honored tactics of the
"powers that be." Divide and rule
has been their motto, and success has
fully come to them ns a consequence.
Ono word as to future social and economic conditions. The outcome of tho
war is "militarism," i. e., the provision
of an armed force for the attainment
nnd maintenance of nntionnl or imperinl
ambitions and the settlement of disputes internal nnd external.
In the past the powers of stato huve
ever been used to coerce tho workers
when they refused to longer abide by
conditions which hnd been become intolerable. Thc terms of military Bervice
compel obedience without hesitation or
Tho abnormal development in the
productivity of the industrial machine,
the concentration of the control of industry into fewer hands, means diminution of tho need for millions of workers,
nnd, consequently, keener competition
for work between those who jnust work
or starve; resulting in the reduction of
tho standard of living of the working
class. This, combined with the widening of tho gulf betwoon workers and
employers will ultimately compel the refusal of the former to longer accept the
conditions imposed upon them,
The consequent resort to coercive
measures by the state, functioning on
behulf of the employers, will produce
that situation which will compel all
workers to realize that their ultimate
interoBts are mutual, and so bring to
pasB that condition which we nre desirous to cstnblishing now.
Returned soldiers, organized labor iB
not antagonistic to you whon you aro
desirous of functioning as follow workers on torms of equality and willing to
co-oporatc with us for mutual benefit.
Your action in refusing to act as strikebreakers is keenly appreciated, Go further! Unite with us to mnko lifo worth
living for tho only UBoful members of
society, tho workers, and strivo with ub
to aboliBh that system whereby poverty
is ths inevitable lot of tho workera and
wealth and idleness of the masters.
Vancouver, B. C, June 12, 1918.
A Reply to Article Headed " Birds of a
Editor B. C. Federationist: In June
7th B. C. Federationist thero is nn article, headed "Birds of a Feather," berating all those who don't agree with
the doings of tho Russian Bolshoviki.
If wo nre ever going to have a federated people, there will have to bo loss
vituperation and more reasoning nrgu-
ment to tako its placo, than is shown in
said nrtiele. The Bolsheviki or Red
Guard, may hnve meant well, but doing
well is anothor story. Thc Bolshoviki
apparently plnyed right into the hnnds
of the Gorman army, nlmost ns well ns
if the Germans had engineered the
wholo revolution themselves. And now
we have the reBults for proof. From
tho informntion wc get, it waa not the
Bolsheviki that overthrew the Cznr and
hia govornment, and it is quite poasiblc
they could not have dono it, had they
tried.    Howover, had  the Bolshoviki
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Class Rule Will Collapse and
the Workers Become Free
Dr. Gilbert Murray is considered one
of the foremost scholars in Great Britain. He is Regius professor of Greek
at Oxford university and author of a
famous series of translations from the
Greek dramatists.
The professor has added to his fame
by an article on tho war, published by
the Oxford Univorsity Press; an artielo
that for candor, is hard to beat. Tho
way ho sizes up tho "mob" is entertaining and refreshing.
The whole subject is dealt with in a
manner that will delight the reader and
repay him for any timo he may spend
upou it. As The Federationist cannot
publish the matter in full, covering as
it docs 280 pages, a few extracts may
perhaps be of interest.
"The forces behind the principle of
national covetousness," says tho doctor,
"are permanent and strong. In every
country the 'mob,' whether rich or
poor, is 'jingo,' that is, according to its
own poor mobbiBh lights, patriotic. It
dislikes foreigners; it cannot bear self-
criticism; it loves conquests; it enjoys
fights in which 'our chap bcatB the
other chap.' Also a largo part of tho
educated upper class iB, in the cruder
BonBe, Imperialist; thnt is it considers
that the greatness and succgbs of any
nation is best measured by the number
of other nations it conquers and gov-
orns. All unthinking and unregenerate
man is on this side, except those classes
to whom personal suffering has with no
effort of their own, brought wisdom or
that depth of human sympathy which is
akin to wisdom."
Referring to tho Labor party, ho
says' "The memorandum on war aims,
passed by the special conference of the
Labor movement, on Dec. 8, 1917, ranks
in my opinion among the finest pronouncements of the war, a monument of
balanced common sense and idealism
That is because, owing to our command
of tho Beas, we havo not yet suffered as
the other nations of Europe havo suffered. Araongthem it is very different,
Wo ean inost of us form no conception
of the extreme and desolating misery
which the war has brought and is still
bringing to tho bulk of the population,
both workers and bourgeois, in many
parts of Europo. And that misery must
bear its fruit. In Russia it is already
ripe, a new fruit with a new name. It
is Bolshevism. I do uot mean by this
the particular policies or actions of .the
present Russian government, but the
vast surgo of popular feeling which
has flung that government up into
power; tho determination of vast masses
of mon with unorganized instructive unanimity, that they have boen tormented
long enough; havo been boaton, killed,
robbed, starved, frozen and treated as
dirt long onough; and that honcoforth
thoy will disregard all orders and, individually ond collectivoly, on the spot,
tako what food they can got and kill
any ono who does not leavo them
Tho professor holds the view that
jtif a revolution ia brought off in Germany, it will probably bo tho most orderly and effective revolution known to
He designates tho Germnn governmont as a group of "detected criminals," and the British government as a
bevy of "imperfect policemen."
Ho considers thnt there are threo
typos of peace possible with mnny variations, of courso, in each typo; an imperialist poace; a reasoned peace; and a
Bolshevik cataclysm.
The imperialist pence would bo a
peace in which each party's gain will
be tho others' loss, and lie who gets tho
worst of it now will hopo, and work for
better luck next time. Tho strongor
powers will come out stronger still,
whilo tho smaller nnd weaker nations
.go to tho wall, and "principles" or
"ideals" are nowhere. Thus a policy
of ponce by conquest would probably
end in a peaco by betrayal.
Secondly, thero may be nn nnti-militariBt governmont in Germany, and a
governmont in England, Franco nnd
Italy which is true, both in word and
deed, to thc war aims officially announced by President Wilson, or to
some modification of them in the direction dofiired by Labor. If sueh a change
of orientation occurred nil round, and it
is curious how sensitive belligerent nations aro to one another's moods, tho
negotiations would tako tho form of an
attempt to realize by common consent
an aim desired by all the negotiating
parties alike. A. Lengue of Nn tions
disarmament, self-determination of nationalities, nnd even reparation to Belgium would not be terms imposed by
tho conqueror upon the conquered and
liable to bo ovnded as soon as the latter
had power to do so, but a sot of finger-
posts devised by nil parties for the purpose of escaping together from a condition equally disastrous to all of Uicm.
The third possibility is thnt foretold
by Grey in his warning to tho Austrian
ambassador in July, 1U14. If tho gov
crnmonts can not make n "clean
pence" tho forces of revolution
and know thnt thoy can. He docs not
consider that a revolution in England is
at all a possibility except in the sense
that a very great transfer of votes at
a general election might be termed a revolution. But the Bolshevik terms are
beforo tho world in their completo in-
tor nationalism and splendid disregard
of detail. Tho minority socialists of
Germany and Austria nro longing to accept them with or without modifications
and we must remember that minority is
only a nickname. The French, British
and Italian socialists, whether revolutionary or iinn-revolutioimry, could accept aomethlng very like them. If tho
strain of war is prolonged beyond a certain point, it Booms almost inevitable
that tlie common longing for peace
nmong tho Buttering poor throughout
Europe, reinforced by the vague but
widespread conviction that, while tlieir
governments can never ngree, they
themselves are agreed already, should
lead to somo catastrophic upheaval
which would shape all Europe and ovon
have its effect on England, The peace
terms in that caso would bo "Bolshevik '' peace terniB, uncompromising
principles of freedom and revolutionary1
[By Nemesis]
St. Paul, in one of thoso flashes from
the outBide of the material world, which
come unbidden to natures such as his,
and whieh aro the only sources of infinite truth vouchsafed to man, said
that the things which we see are uot
tho important things; that the real
things lie beyond our material senses.
The forms of matter which we see
and touch have no real existence, in so
far as they are subject to change and
diffusion and transformation. That
whieh wo know about them is only gained by the exercise of five very feeble
senses. The impression which a speck
of matter under a powerful microscope
makes upon the brain is vastly different
to that which the same speck makes
through the unaided eye. Indeed, if
tho brain were an organism in itself,
living in the skull and relying upon the
eye alone for its impressions, it would
conclude it had soen two specks of vastly different characters.
It is possible that man may in the
futuro discover other aids to his eye j
of a more searching nature than the
microscope, and matter may then assume an aspect and meaning of which
he little dreams at tho present time.
Each movoment in ourselves and the
things around us is a mystery; . the
source of each "thought that flashes into
tho brain of man is unknown; the vibration which inspires elevating thought
comes from somewhere in the infinite,
Each soft suffusion of colors in the
ovening sky; each sparkle in the diamond dews of dawn; each purple Shadow in the distant mountain hollows;
each tint on autumn loaf and glowing
petal; oaoh luring note from throat of
love-thrilled bird; each odor from the
forest and the flower; each and all
impressions that vibrate in the brain
and create thought, vision and all sensation are manifestations from the great
unchanging, unchangeable reality—the
Everything is as yet a mystery; each
common sight and sound of everyday
experience—the burning of a fire—the
dissolving of a piece of sugar in our
Tho high school missy and her scientific instructors will tell you learnedly
of tho combination of oxygen nnd carbon at such and such a temperature,
and of the passing of the sugnr molecules into the pores of the water and
imagine they have solved tho mystery.
Thoy seldom stop to think why these
changes take placo and that is the mystery. Thoy prate learnedly of chemical
affinity and gravitation and other forces
and fancy they have fdtond the solution,
but tho why, the great "cause," re-
mains a mystery still; and so it is with
all things, great and small.
Tho great invisible nnd unknown i
cause within and behind all visible |
things ia tho only reality in tho whole
As our bodies collect and crystallize
into the human shape and dissolve again
after a fow inelegant antics on Hfo's
stage, so every other form of matter,
mountains and ceans, sun, moon, and
stars play tbeir little ^art and will-dissolve again into their elements and
though compared with our own their existence seems eternal, yet when compared with eternity in which time, a
conception of our brain only, docs not
exist, their existences are as ephemeral
and as insignificant as mans.
But behind all these passing shows
lies tho Infinite—tho guiding nnd controlling mind, and it is that eternal goal
which mnn must cither roach or fail to
roach, and tho only menus of mnn ultimately mingling his being in the Infinite is by tho strict observance of law.
Novor for a moment forget that man,
bodily, mentally and morally is a product of law and through law alone can
ho work on and upward towards the
purposo of his croation.
It is probable that tho primitive men
of the stono age under tho control of
their witch-doctors und seers wero far
nearer to the Infinite than nre the shallow, materialistic beings of this iron
ago of ours; for have not we given ourselves up entirely to the worship of tho
golden enlf of the dissolving, unstable
mntter around us?
Wo think now only of ourselves
though tho great moral law commands
us to think only of others and by so
doing, find our own happiness in the
great Infinite which lies beyond these
things wo sec.
Is thero a moro pitiable sight in the
wholo world than the poor cringing,
crawling human being, seeking in his
church at the instigation of his pastor,
for a soft, easy place in tho next world,
for by that selfish seeking he is breaking the law and severing himself from
the eternnl.
It is undoubtedly the so-called discoveries of seienco which has landed
mnn in the revolting Blough of materialism in which ho ia wallowing todny for
liko tho high school missy wo have ac-1
COpted the effects as tho reality, and the I
cause wo hnve neglected in our cnlcu-
This materialism hns bred nnd foster-1
"In the BUbop's 0»rri»ge" at the Empires!
A number of weeks back we announced
that the plsy receiving the largest number of
requostB from our patrons would be presented
at the Empress. In response we have received hundredi of letters requesting us to
play "In the Bishop's Carriage," and having
been able to secure tbs new version that was
prepared for Mary Pickford'a New York debut, wc are going to give Et a massive scenic
production to follow "Sauce for tho Goose."
"In tbo Bishop's Carriage" is ono of the
most widely read books that has been published in yearB, and as a play its wonderful
story has nover been surpassed. It contains
every element that goes to make up a good
play, viz,, a phenomenal story full of suspense that Is blended with thrills, heart
throbs and a great vein of comedy. The reformation of the girl thief by the lawyer,
who falls in love with her, presents a picture
of human nature that is bound to touch every
heart, while the part of Tom Dorgan, the
professional thief, la different from any other
character that has been given to the modern
stage. From the large demand for seats already, it is safe to say "In tbe Bishop's
Carriage" will pack the Empress to overflowing. ***
ed the greed which rages in the hearts
of man today, and has culminated in
tho terrible cataclysm of blood and ruin
which is at the present time devastating
the earth.
This is a natural consequence for
greed automatically destroys its victims.
In this materialism may be found the
answer to the question so often asked
in recent times: "Why are our
churches unpopular?" Deep in tho
heart of man still smoulders a spark of
the Infinite and sub-consciously he distrusts the pastor who deals in pleasing
platitudes about a material heaven with
its golden gates and feathery palm trees
and devotes his best energies to his self-
imposed duties of election agent and recruiting officer.
The true vicar of God should logically leave material things alone.
The standard a man—a being with a
soul—is measured by today is a dirty
dollar bill. Can materialised—can anything, olse—sink man lower in the slime
than that?
How shall we classify the rich rulers
of the earth and their supporters who
have brought the world to its present
deplorable Btate; who have appropriated
to themselves the riches of the earth,
and have calmly watched millions die
of want and despair; who in their insane lust for world conquest hnvo sont
millions of unthinking fools to an agonizing death; who have devoted their
ephemeral lives to tho accumulation of
mere matter and left their fellow beings
with an insufficiency; who have grossly
neglected every duty which they owed
to those they governed; whoso thoughts
havo centred at all times round and
about themselves; who have lived for
the world's pleasures alone; who have
eaten and drunk at their follow beings'
expense and laid themselves down to
rest with the sensation of the gorged
boa constrictor; who have broken systematically and defiantly every moral
law; who have wallowed in tho slough
of selfishness and dragged tho greater
part of tho human race' along with
them? How shall wo classify them?
Terrible as is the thought, surely thero
is only one class for them, "Outcasts
from tho Infinite."
New pianos, warranted for iff years, $276 to $300.
No House in tbis eity can give our experienced
47 years in piano buiineu has given us a knowledge and experience of piano quality, whieh
enables us to protect our customers.
The Hainei Bros., the favorite for many years
of our world's most renowned vocalists, which
we have sold for the past 44 years.
The "New" Bell, which we have sold in B. C.
for the past 18 years and not one failure.
The Marshall & Wendell, which we commenced selling in B. C. 16 years ago, called the
"iron piano" on account of the great durability.
The Williams, new scale, which we have sold
in B. C. for the past eight years.
No pianos in Canada are superior to these, in
tone, action, material, workmanship nor durability; but some eost more.
We recommend good pianos for cash or
-' J_ .'.■*V-_*..*^_*^L^!'
. PIANO HOUSE 118 mmno. St.
What Will It Cost?
YOU know that your teeth need attention.   Are you
hesitating because of the cost?
COME and see me. I do not oifer bargain counter inducements,
but I will givo you expert dental service—using only the best
materials, making exact adjustment and doing work which conforms perfectly as to appearance, size and color with your natural
teoth—at a cost that is reasonable.
LET me examine your teeth and give yoa an estimate of the
cost of necessary work.
Dr. Brett Anderson
Grown and Bridge Specialist
602 Hastings Street Weit, Cor. Seymour
Offlce Open Daily Until 6 P.O.
X-Bt-f aims tokii It mm*
•"7! lO-ytur mutated
phokb sbt. ssai
Eumuutlo-u   inula   on
pbone Appointments.
Back up tke Men Back
X    _%, * M
justice carried out with very tmperfoet
knowledge of detail ami no regard i'or
any mere human interests that stood in
the path of tho pure doctrine, n nucleus, so to speak, o£ mpgniflcont world
healing idealism with a roggod fringe
of confusion and wreckage i nen I i.u table."
Tho professor holds the viow tlmt the
Bolshoviki ponce is far bettor thint an
Imperialist poaco, and holds that "it
will come." Tho educated section of
society already seo tlio ond of the present system. The spirit Of tlie coming
timo is already working amongst them.
All more trilling is humbug, The Boi*
sheviki will win Ihe world over. It is
as it were the "hand of destiny." Tho
mighty hosts of the war lords tight in
vnia against whnt the revolutionary
forces have decreed must bo.
Are we in fnvor of peaee? No, a
thouB&nd times Nol
There must be no pence now until tlie
ruling class of Ihe world is hurled Into
oblivion and the earth is peopled with
free men nnd free women.
Nn price is too dear to pay for liberty; no toil, no hardship too great to
Those who live in thfl near future
shall live iu a (''immunity iu which
slavery is unknown; a community in
which Hfo is enjoyed tn the full.
Tho joy of life is something thai a
slave never knew; something he ean
never realize until lie dnres to stand
erect and hurl do/lanoo nt those who exploit; at those who murder and rob him.
It requires a dond lift, a conscious effort and the will to be free.
It Is not argument but effort thnt
Let the workinV class rely on its own
Btroilgth, on itself, and take its fate
into its own hands and the whole planet
Ihbfl into its possession,
It has got to 1)0 done Bome time, nnd
we may as well begin now as later on.
The artisan classes of Canada have responded magnificently to the Call
to Arms !
All we hold dear is being defended by the scores of thousands of these
brawny and brainy workmen—YOUR comrades.
To those boys over there it is unthinkable that the folks at home will fail
them. The task is great, but so far there has been maintained an -unfailing
supply of food, ammunition, clothing and all the other materials required
for modern warfare.
National Team Play
Our soldiers are about to be called upon to make the greatest efforts of thc whole war.
They are CONFIDENT—not only because of their own ability, but because they have
the knowledge that the comrades at home will back them to the limit. Just as the
men behind the guns are organized for the maximum effort, Canada must be ready to
do its utmost at home.
Registration of its man power and of its woman power is the only practical basis upon
which a nation can organize itself thoroughly and effectively.
Canada Organized for Victory
It is easy to obey the Law and Register-
it is merely attending a Registration
Booth and answering a few questions.
But the way of the defaulter ia hard, and
the man, rich or poor, employer or
employee, who fails to register, exposes
himself to serious penalties—fine, imprisonment, forfeits his right to hire labor,
receive wages for work done, the right to
travel, or to board or lodge at a public
Let the response from the ranks of labor
be wholehearted. Show the world again
that Labor in Canada is not only law-
abiding, but stands shoulder to shoulder
with the gallant fellows in France and
Flanders, whose devotion to duty have
brought fresh honors to Canada and kept
bright her fair name.
Issued by authority of
Canada Registration Board
MBt!_________BI PAGE EIGHT
FRIDAY June 14, 1918
The Pioneer Union Store
"Home of Hart Schaffner & Marx Clothes"
Men's Balbriggan
Sizes 32 to 46
Per Garment TiOv
A VALUE in Summer Underwear which should
encourage you to lay in a large supply because
we can not duplicate it when our present stock is
disposed of.
The quality is superfine, the same as you men
have been buying here for years.
Another demonstration of the saving power of
"Our Right Selling Plan," which eliminates so-
called "sales."
Out-of-town customers' orders shipped, charges
prepaid, at the prices as quoted in our daily advertisements.
MONTREAL—A resolution pawed
unanimously in two grent mass meetings of the Montreal Stroet Railway's
omployoes states that the counter-offer
of tho eompany in response to the de*
Week of June 17
The Greatest of Crook Plays
"In the Bishop's
A great part for every member
of our wonderful task
Prices:   16c, 30c, 40c.
mands of the men wbb not complete
and the employees decided to ask the
executivo board onco more to aee tho
management of the company in an endeavor to secure a readjustment of the
scale of wages offered, in a manner
which would muke it acceptable to
both sides. The men nsk a maximum
wage of 40 cents an hour and that the
maximum should be received aftor
three years' service. The company
offers a maximum of 37 cents.
Other Big FwtntM
4th Episode
und usual comedy
Concert Orchestra
We are moving to our new store at 419 Hastings Street West
—one block east of Spencer's—and our Big Removal Sale is
now in full swing. The old store is full from top to bottom
with bargains in Dinnerware, Fancy China, Toys, Dolls and
Games. Come down tomorrow and sec for yourself what wc
mean when wc put on a sale.
Cups and Saucers, gold line nnd | Tumblers, plain blown glass,
sprig.    Ecg.  $2.75  doz. n£ heavy bottom.   Reg.        1 ft
8<->° P™1". 2 f°r  ■»»« -H.78 d«. Sale Price, en. IOC
Earthenware Vases,  Jardinieres „,.      ,.      ,   _ „
and Fern Pots. Cfin C    m KewP'° Dolls*        IK*.
Bog. 76c.    Sale Price OUC !     Keg. 50c.    Salo Price «■»«■•»*■«
30-Pioce China Ten Set, floral dosign.     Regular $11.50.      *fk nft
Sale Price tpif.tbXl
44-Picco Semi-Porcelain Dinner Sot.    Regular  $16.90.     •l') *_fl
Sale Price  *q> IO. I D
47-Picce China Dinner Set, white and gold decoration.     d»| C *J&
Regular *20.00.   Sale Price  <ipl«J->f tl
48-Piecc China Dinner Set, blach and gold decoration.     -fcOO  *Jtt
Regular *34.00.   Sale Price  *P_tO. ID
Special Discounts off DoU Buggies,   Wagons,  Velocipedes,
Kiddle Kars, Scooters, Automobiles, etc.
Millar & Coe Limited
Standard model of perfect lines
and conservative type.
Made to meet the requirements
of the man who wants a well-cut,
well-made Suit, but not extreme
in style.
We have them from—
$20 to $45
Thos. Foster & Co.
A Word from the Victims of
I. W. W. Persecution
Under Old Glory
Some Commentary on Ruling Class Methods of
Editor B. C. Federationist: Just a
few lines to let you know I am in the
same old bastile us when I wrote you
last, being handcuffed and hauled in a
patrol wugon every morning to the federal building to listen to some of the
dirtiest, lowest typo of walking creatures known us gunmen, stool pigeons,
and the worst kind of scab-herders that
can be gathered in the United States,
to swenr away tbe livos of as true a
bunch of union men as could be found
nnywlicrc in the world. The lies this
dirty gang of Pinks cnn tell would
shock the worst liar on oarth. But we
are not to be dismayed. Let them go
to it. Our day is coming to show them
Tho prosecution expects to have thoir
evidence in by July 1, and a poor bunch
of junk it is, too. So far there has not
been an ownor of one of tho industries
appear against us. They charge us with
burning and destroying property, but
they cannot tell of one instance where
there has been even one man convicted
of doing any sueh thing. Tho only
thing we are guilty of is standing up
and saying "no,' 'to our masters. "We
will not work for starvation wages,
sleep in your lousy old bunks and pack
our blankets from job to job, nnd what
is more, we never will again,"
There are only one hundred and ten
of us left. They released two of our
fellow workers last Saturday, one of
them, J. J, Keenan, a man of 63 yearB
of age, brought over 3000 miles and
held in a dirty old jail for seven
months. Not guilty. Turned loose
without any recompense and told to
beat it.
Oh, you democracy! And then they
wonder why we are rebels. How could
we be anything else?
I see by The Federationist that Farm
is going back to slave for a master, and
Mr. Wells is going to take his place on
the paper. Woll, good luck to The -Pod-
erationist, and if it keeps up the work
as well as it has, it will be the newsiest
sheet in North America, for there is one
thing sure (and it is said by all our
bunch), it is the best Labor pnper printed today. All tho boys look forward to
Wednesday night for that is Federationist night. I hope you are getting tho
exchange alright. I told Chapliss to be
sure and send them.
I notice tho shipyard workers are on
strike. Well, our mesBugo is solidarity,
and they ar*e sure to win. But how
much longer are tho boys in British Columbia going to hang onto Orunnn Gompers' apron string and pay per capita
to a bunch of American politicians, for
they are the people who are spending it
for them. Surely they can see by now
that industrial union is tho only thing.
The days of crafts are gone. Machinery
is making bums out of every craftBman
today. Wo know that two-thirds of the
migratory workors are skilled mechanics.
Well give my regards to 41 the bunch
as there must bo some besiues yourself
that remember me. I remain, yours for
A. E. SOPER (Jerry)
Cook county jail; Chicago, 111., June
fl, 1916.
Minns Closed Down White Miners Give
Farting Cheer to Members
Going Overseas
The members and their families of
the Hedley Miners and Mill Men's
union, met on Saturday, 25th ult., to
give a fitting send-off to Bros. Tucker
and McLeod, who have been called up
to help fight tho battle for democracy.
Tho mine was closed down for the day,
so evory one had a chance to be present.
The big dining room was crowded, and
a long and varied programme wns gone
Songs were rendered by MrB. Hevens,
Mrs. Meher, Mrs. Hancock, Mrs. Mottishaw, and BroB. Cadweli, Hancock,
Hnmbley and Tre/(onn. Bro. Pearce
gave a recitation, and Bro. Smftli play-
>d "Over tho Top," on the bagpipes.
Bro. Smith acted as chnirman, and on
behalf of Hedloy Miners' union, No.
101, he nddroHHod the uudience nt some
length, remarking that after this war
is ovor, and peace terms nro being arranged, thnt the voice of organized
labor should make itself heard at the
conference table. The chairman then
called for n few remarks from returned
Bro. Meher, who kindly responded.
Bro. MeDougall, on behalf of the poo-
plo'of the Nickel Plato, presented Bros.
Tucker and McLeod with a purse of the
"hard coin." A dance followed, Bro.
MeDougall acting as "M. C." The
night being wnrm, Bro. Williams helped
to cool the danccrfl with repented
drnughts of near beer.
How Trades Unionists Oan Best Support The Federationist
The firms that advertise in The Federationist are seeking tho support ef
the trades unionists Of this city, nnd
province. They arc supporting your
paper by their advertising in its columns, ami at the same time nro looking
at the business end. Thc only way in
which thoy can Hnd oat how their advertising nffeotfl thoir business, is for
them to bo told Ity the readers of Thc
Petli'iutitinist that thtfy saw thoir ad. in
the paper, and tlmt they Md being pat;
ronized boomim- of tlieir support of it.
By this method the readers of The
Eederntinimt can nssist thc management of the pnper tir a considerable
extent, and if it is the desire of t1"1
members of tin; organised labor movement to assist in tho building tip if
the pnpor, then thoy v.ill at all *im s
inform the dealers that they saw it in
The Fed. Let the slogan be "I saw
it in the Fed."
For Women
Ribbed Cotton Vests, low
neck, short sleeves or
sleeveless, 25<£ eaeh.
Fine Ribbed Vests, no
sleeves; also made in cum-
iy cut, 35^ each.
Finer grade Ribbed Vests,
low neck, no sleeves, 50^
Ribbed Union Suits, short
or no sleeves, tight or
loose knee, 85*£.
Fine Ribbed Union Suits,
with plain band top; all
sizes, $1.00.
575 Granville "Phone Sey. 3540
Co-operation and Elimination of Overlapping
Is Object
On Monday last, a now organization
came into being in tho city of Vancouver. Just what namo it will adopt in
tho future, we know not. At present it
will bc known as the Board of Business
Purpose of Organization
The purpose of the organization is to
bring the different representatives of
the crafts into closer touch with one another, and thereby bring about closer
relations between the various organizations.
Begular Meetings Set
Begular meoting dates havo been arranged, and tho new organization will
meet every Monday afternoon at 3 p.
m. Tho following business agents were
in attendance:
McCallum, Machinists; Midgley,
Trades council; Mars, Longshoremen;
Showier and Poole, Tenmsters; Rouse,
Blacksmiths; Winch, I, L. A. auxiliary;
Alexandor, Steam Engineers; Grand,
Painters; Morrison, Electrical Workers;
Mottishaw, Hotol nnd Restaurant Employees; Bromiield, Shipwrights; Ironsides, Pilo Drivers; Robertson, Warehousemen; Thomas and Smith, Cnrpcn-
tf sj Neelands, Typographical; McFar-
lane, Civic Employees; Cowling, Plumbers; Hardy, Shipyard Laborers; Car-
michaol, Boilermakers; Anderson, Butchers, and Robson, Brothorhood Railway Employees.
There were some business ngents absent, owing to the fact that they could
not bo reached, but at the next meeting
on Monday uftcrnoon, it is expected
that every ngent will be present. A
general discussion took place on the advisability of forming a Board of Business Agents, it being generally agreed
that some regular exchange of ideas
wub necessary, and it was agreed to hold
regular sessions as stated above, with
the object of a greater degree of cooperation between tho different ngents
nnd  consequently amongst the crafts.
O. P. R. Employeea
Tho question of the employment of
the discharged employees of tho C. P.
R. dining cnr department wus discussed.
It is expected that something will bc
done to find these men temporary employment.
Accept the Cards
The discussion brought out the fnct
thnt tlio Shipwrights and tho Civic Employees admitted any man with a paid-
up card in any other organization, into
their respective locals without thc payment of any initiation fee.
Return of Soldiers
Thc question of tho returned soldiers
was fully gone into, nnd the fnct that
some of the organizations made concessions to returned men on npplying for
udmittunce, was brought out, tho Shipwrights' foo being $30, but were admitting returned men for $5, this fee
being also charged by the Painters.
The Boilermakers reported thnt they
had u standing order with the roturned
soldiers club for 25 mon, but thnt thoy
hnd only received ton applications.
After Effects of Btrike
Somo of the ufter-cffcctB of the Shipyard strike were discussed, in some instances it was pointed out that thc
ngreement was not being lived up to.
Thc methods of fnrming out returned
men by tho Militnry Hospitals commis-
Hion, to contractors without pny while
learning the trade, was discussed, nnd
some steps will be taken to do away
with this state of affairs. Many otlier
questions were discussed.
Thnt the organization will be productive of a good doal of good, there is no
doubt. Much overlapping can bc
avoided, and greater co-operation
amongst the crafts is bound to bo effect ivo.
Teamsters and Chauffeurs.
The last mooting of the Tenmsters
nnd Chauffeurs' union was one of tho
best attended meetings ever held.
Twiinty now members were initiated
anil n great number of applications arc
looked forward to within thc next few
weeks. A committee waB appointed to
draw up a new wago scale. Birt Showier, the local secretary, is hnrd nt work
registering thc .inion members on behalf of the Canndiftu Registration
Bonrd. All membors arc requested to
cnll in at the offico and got registered
now and avoid the rush. Bring along
tho wife and family.
Verbal Agreement Broken
and Bands Are Awaiting
Further Action
Attempt to Use Great War
Veterans Meets With
The reason for the hitch in connection with the band concerts in tho city,
as told by the representatives of the
bands, throws new light on the situation.
Tho bands in question claim that the
arrangements, which were onterod into,
have not been lived up to by tho Park
Original Contract
It appears that tho originnl contract
with the various bands wns for twenty-
fivo concerts, allotted as follows:
Eight concerts to the 72nd Highlnn-
ders, nnd oight to tho Cth D. O. O. B.,
and nine to the Great War Voternns
bnnds, eight of the concerts to bo evening concerts, and the balance Sunday
The oight ovening concerts were to bo
divided equally between English Bay
and Kitsilnno.
At tho Sunday concerts thero wore to
be twenty-four men, including the
leader, and tho evening concerts thore
were to be seventeen men, with leader
First Hitch
The first concert waB allotted to the
Groat War Veterans, but as it rained,
the concert was abandoned, and they
then took tho matter up with the Park
Commissioners, asking for a guarantee
to the effect that the concert would be
held at a later date, as in previous
years, when it rained, tho concerts wero
not hold, and at the end of the season
tho bands wero in the position of not
hnving completed their contracts by
three or more concerts.
The board, however, stated that they
could not give any such guarantee. A
committee of the bands called on Mr.
Rogers, of tho park commissioners, requesting that twenty-four men be used
at the ovening concerts instead of 17.
Mr. Rogers gavo his word that the matter could be adjusted, suggesting that
the only thing necessary was to cut out
two or three of the concerts to make
this proposal possible, and to make up
for the additional numbor of men, that
would be employed at the evening concerts. ThiB proposal was agreed to by
the committee of tho bands.
Took Word of Mr. Rogers
On the assumption that Mr. Rogers'
word would bo good, the 6th D. C. 0. R.
band played on the following Sunday,
but after Bandmaster Cox of the 72nd,
hnd loft his programme for the concert
of Sunday, the 6th, with the Daily Province, he wub informed that tho pnrk
board had re-arranged the schedule, and
instead of only cutting out two or three
concertB, which monnt a matter of $168,
which would more than cover the cost
of the extra men for the evening con-
This Is True Economy
A TOM-THE-TAILOR suit conforms
to the modern idea of conserva-
' tion. It saves money and fabric, for it
outwears three cotton-and-wool ready-
mades. It always looks well with its
soft, woolly texture—always holds its
shape. It sav,es you big pressing bills.
It is made of British wool by Vancouver union craftsmen. The money you
pay for it is spent here and in Great
Britain. My guarantee saves you time,
money and worry for it takes all the
guess out of your clothes problems.
Men'i Suit* to
Messuie   from
Suits from
certs, they had cut out nine concerts.
Bands Decide to Quit
Ab n result of thia action, tho bnnds
decided that they would not proceed
any further until more satisfactory arrangements were mnde. This decision
was unanimous.
Tho parks bonrd was notified of the
decision of the three bands on Saturday, and were also informed that the
72ud Highlanders band would leave the
engagement for Sunday open until 3 p.
m'., Snturdny afternoon, but as yot nothing has beon heard from the board,
oxcept that they hnd offered all of the
remaining fifteen concorts, na nrrunged
by the second schedule drawn up by
them, to the Grent Wnr Veterans band,
which they, of course, refused, as thoy
wero a party to tho protest against the
change nnd desired to sec all bands used
The next move is now up to the Park
Commissioners, and from tho foregoing
it will be conceded thnt the bands have
acted in a creditable manner, and that
it is not their fault that the concerts
aro not being held, nnd the public must
get after tho board if they desire thc
Attempt to Use Returned Men
That the returned soldiers cnn not be
used when trouble arisos, has again
been demonstrated, and thc action taken
by the Pnrk Commissioners can not be
tnken as a compliment by the returned
mon, nnd naturally they resent it.
A. F. of L. Convention
The 38th convontion of thc American Federation of Labor opened in St.
Paul, Minn., Monday. According to
brief reports so far received it seems
that ordinnry lnbor troubles were
buried under patriotic discussions of
securing maximum production.
Do not assist in keeping down the
standard of wages and conditions desired by your organization by patronizing non-union establishments. The
only way you can avoid doing this Ib
by purchasing no goods unless they
bear the union label. Any thing not
bearing the label should be considered
as the product of non-union labor.
Patronize B. C. Federationist ndvor-
tiBors, nnd tell them why you do so.
- CAFE --
under new management
156 Hastings Street West
Phone Sey. 035
Ton owe lt to youraalf to tconomlie
Wonld yon consider It economies) to
purchase Teal and Coffeei In tins
when yon may have the same value
from our store at a much reduced
price 1
We Soil In Bulk Only
Dickson's Teas and Ooffm Art of
Exceptional Vaiua
Dickson's Importing
Tea and Coffee
317 Columbia St. Phone Ser. 613
Get into the
"keep cool" game—
BE in the swim—by wearing cool clothing—the kind that keeps
you cool and keeps you in the swim—dress in the smartest
summer toggery for men folk—toggery that's good to look
at and good to wear—get into your summer duds at a Dick store
where you men can find everything in summer attire of the highest grades and materials—an unexpected display to choose from
—unknown before in the history of the Dick stores' merchandising career.
Bought Right and Sold Right Under Our Guarantee
Your Money's Worth or Your Money Back
—with a lot oi* class to them—in
many plain and striped effects—cotton, cotton and wool, and all wool—
the real splash.
$1.00 to $6.00
—the Shirt that every man knows
wears well—an unlimiied selection of
the best materials, slyles and patterns to choose from.
$1.50 to $7.50
—summer combinations—made in
white cotton, light weight materials
with no sleeves and knee lengths—
the real "keep cool" Underwear-
all sizes.
$1.25 and $2.50
—the Boater—in all the popular
models i'or summer wear—plain and
rough straws—get under one and
"keep cool"—priced at—
$2.00 to $3.50
—the ideal sox for warm weather
—all shades, good wearing quality.
$1.00 and $1.50
10% Off to Returned Soldiers 10%
33.454749 Hastings St. East


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