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$2.50 PER YEAR
State of Terrorism Prevails in West Virginia
Operators Bring Carloads
of   Immigrants   to
Break Unions
Williamson, TV. Va.—Fully 11,000
(West Virginia miners and their
families have been laid open to
continual attacks and raids on the
part o- Baldwln-Feltz gunmen ln
the employ of the coal owners as
the result of the murder of Sid
Hatfield and Ed Chambers at
Welch on August 1. Hatfield had
heen regarded as the. protector of
the coal miners during the period
that Mingo County Wcrkers of
America sought to extend the union
Into McDowell county.
At Lick Creek, near here, recently, a troop of state polico terrorized
the tent colony where 800 men,
Women and children are being fed
hy the union, slashed the canvas
with knives so that the rain and
mountain dew would drench the
few belongings of the locked out
workers, and wrecked their oil
Moves and furniture.
The food supplies that had been
stored at a central commissary by
district 17, United Mine Workers
of America, with headquarters at
Charleston, were destroyed and the
miners had to g« for miles to
friendly farmers to get food which
was denied them at thd company
■tores where the scabs are being
The coal operators are bringing
tn carloads of unfortunate immigrants who arrive at New York to
replace American miners whose ancestry dates from the colonial
days. Theso poor Europeans are
brought here with their families
and terrorized by the Baldwin-
Felts thugs so that they will not
■tir from the company properties.
The locked out miners are 92 per
cent. American born, while the
■trlkebreakers are mainly Span-
lards, Greeks, Italians and natives
of the Balkans. Their protectors,
needless to say, are 100 per cent.
Americans of the type of C. E.
Lively, who shot and killed Sid
Hatfield while the latter was walking unarmed with his wife and
Ivens to Speak on 17th and Idea    of    Passivity   Is
18th—Convention in
Comrade Llpshitz gave a very Interesting lecture on Sunday on the
subject of "Class Antagonism," and
the meaning of same. Dealing with
the matter in an ablo and lucid
ttyle, the speaker dwelt upon anl
mal life. How a leader was selected from the herd and although at
times gave Its life for the protection of_the weaker, no special consideration was shown to that member of the tribe at any time. Tracing on a step further, he traced
man's progress from the time he
evolved from the animal stage, and
iggested it was at this period the
custom known as privilege was instituted.
He then showed how society had
developed until It is under'capital-
Ism divided Into two classes, the
one an exploited class, and the
jther tho exploiting section of the
human race, and a system of production for profit, instead of for
use, and that until this system was
changed, there could be no happl-
and that reforms were worse
'than useless.
On Sunday next, Comrades Mrs.
Woodsworth and Aid. ScrlbbetiB
will be the speakers. A conference
^of members will be held on Sept.
^7, prior to the convontion, which
.to to be hold on Oct. 1.
Other functions of the party are
i follows: Sept 10, social and
Concert at headquarters; Sept. 11
end 18, Comrade Ivens will speak
in  Vancouver;   Sept.   16   he   will
■peak at South Vancouver.   Other
neetlngs to be arranged for this
 peaker will be announced ln The
'ed eration ist.
Great Industrial Upheaval
WUl Follow Wage
Creamery Workers Adopt
New  Tactics  and   .
Win Fight
By Jessica Smith
(Fed. Press Staff Correspondent)
Dublin, Ireland.—Irish labor ls
girding on Its battle armor and pre*
paring to resist to the limit the recently announced programme of
the employers for wholesale wage
reductions. A statement by the
Great Northern Railway that In
view of the approaching termination of government control, wages
would be reduced, many workers
discharged and the working day
lengthened to 10 and 12 hours,
brought the delegates to a determined state of mind. It was freely
predicted that within a short time
Ireland will be in the midst of one
of the greateat Industrial upheavals
It has known. The workers unanimously took the position that they
would use the combined strength of
their organizations, if necessary, to
combat any wage reductions at this
time when thero has been little If
any fall in the price of the necessities of Ufe.
Warns Railway Companies
The following resolution was
carried unanimously at the recent
Labor Party and Trade Union
Congress held In Dublin:
"That this congress looks upon
the proposals, ag disclosed In the
public press, as monstrous and un-
jutiflable, warns the railway companies of the serious consequences
likely to acccrue.from the struggle
forced upon the Irish railwaymen
In the attempt to Impose upon
them the degraded conditions suggested and calls on the Irish railway workers to offer the moBt uncompromising and united opposition to the attack. The national
executives are instructed immediately to convey the terms of this
resolution to the unions concerned
and to take all necessary steps for
the purpose of arranging a concerted plan of campaign against
the proposed reductions."
The chairman of the congress,
Mr. Foran, In discussing the resolu
(Coutlnutid on page 4)
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Scored by One
The workers* meeting held In the
Pender Hall on Sunday afternoon
was one of the liveliest held during
the summer months, although at
the outset it appeared as though
the meeting would have to bu adjourned.
Mr. Sprague, who had been invited to address the . meeting on
"Socialist Industrial Unionism,
wrote to say that he would be prepared to 'speak on September 11,
but was too busy in the mean time.
Fellow Worker Blssett took the
platform and gave a short address
on the--pro pagan da of the "evolutionary" Socialists. He pointed out
the danger of this type of propaganda as being llab!* to create a
psychology among the workers of
passivity instead of that fighting
spirit which a correct understand'
Ing of social development and of
the class struggle created.
He was followed by Fellow
Worker Kavanagh, who pointed out
that the instructive shrinking, from
discomfort and Inconvenience on
the part of mankind made these
"peaceful progress" doctrines particularly acceptable. He also gave
some illustrations as to the manner
in which ideas and concepts are
produced by the material conditions
surrounding mankind, showlng-
that a person from outside knowing nothing of capitalism could only
see ln machinery, mills, etc., the
concrete existence of the same.
The application of the term capital
to these things would not be understood, capital being something
having no visible existence but consisting of relation between the
wage slave and the tool by the
ownership of which by another he
was enslaved.
Chairman   Smith   continued   on
the same subject, showing the foolishness   of   expecting   those   who
(Continued on page 8)
The Red and the Yellow Labor Day
ODERN SOCIETY, being made up of two classes,
there must naturally, be two schools of thought,
One in line with the dominant class interests and
tbe other expressing the ideas and aims of the class, whioh
is of necessity, subjeot to the ruling and owning class iu
•. This difference in lines of thought on tbis continent
ls expressed in the faet that there are two labor Days,
One set aside by the ruling class on whioh labor is allowed
to celebrate its misery and subservience, and the other on
which the class-conscious section of the working olass
makes a wordy and demonstrative protest against the con.
tarnation of human slavery.
The flrst of these, is held on the first Honday in September. The time of the year which denotes the fall or
decline in natures efforts to produce. The latter in the
season of hope. When nature is commencing to bring
forth her increase. When the fields flrst take on a green
garb and the promise is bright for the future. September
is the month of the sear and yellow leaf. May is thej
month of promise, and naturally the time of the year that
signifies life, and with Laboi; Day in that month, International labor day, with its significance of blood brotherhood among men, the red symbol is naturally associated.
Labor Day on this continent is the day set aside byi
the ruling class for the workers. It signifies because of
that fact, the sear and yellow leaf of capitalism and the
slaves of modern society who do not recognize tbis significance have yet something to learn.
That something, is that there is nothing for labor to
celebrate, either in May or September, while men are the
slaves of a class in modern society the members of which
toil not neither do they spin but live on the labor of iti
class that is* subject to their whims, not because of their
ability but due to the ignorance and rapineness of the
x slaves of capitalism.
'■' With misery the world over... Unemployment rampant
among the workers, unemployment which denies them the
means of life while their unemployed masters live in
luxury, there is little on which the working class of this
■continent ean plume itself on a ruling olass labor day_
It a mockery of the worst type, and while in many cities
the slaves of modern industry will parade their ignorance
and prate of their "achievements," the educated worker
will hide his head in shame beoause he is a membr of a
. slave class in society, the flrst that ever existed, that
cherished the chains that bind it. Labor Day will be
celebrated when the chains of ignorance and blind
"superstition are broken, but not until The slogan for
every worker who is conscious of his position in Society
on Monday next, should be, "The world for the workers."
To that end it is necessary to carry the message of hope
''and enlightenment that the socialist philosophy carries to
a slave class that is as yet not conscious of its slavery.
A Red Labor Day can only be celebrated when men
tare free. When slavery is abolished from the face of the
earth. A sear and yellow Ruling Olass Labor Day can
. only be celebrated by a slave class which has as yet not
' realised its slavery. Speed the day when labor will celebrate its freedom and the emancipation of the human'
I race from ignorance and ruling class ideas and domination. When all men are free and there shall be neither
master or slave and both men and women reach to the
heights to which human progress has determined shall
be theirs,
Ruling Class Press Attempts to Prove Relief
Work Stopped
Whist Drive and Dance
(Under the Auspices of tlie Women's Auxiliary O. D, V.)
Monday, September 5th, 1921
Proceeds to be .given for B. C. Federationist Maintenance.
WHIST 8 to 10 DANCING 9 to 12
Ladies 25c—Gents 50c
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Only American Organization Trusted, Continues
Good Work
<By Harry Godfrey)
(Federated Press Start Correspondent)
New York—Just why the New
York Times should wish ita readers
to think thut the American Friends
Society—the Quakers—has abandoned, or interrupted its relief
work in Russia, almost anyone
familiar with the crafty ways of
that sheet can guess. Just how the
Times goes about it is shown by the
following headlines in a recent issue:
"American Quakers Ready to
Aid Russia—Await Only Success of
Hoover's Negotiations to Reuume
Their Relief ■Work."
Underneath, with a Philadelphia
date line, Is a story which while
adroitly written so that the reader
might easily assume the Quakers
had ceased distributing food nnd
clothing in Russia, nevertheless
contains not one word to substantiate the headline.
It is, or should be, well known to
everyone not dependent upon such
"news" sources as this, that the
Quakers' organization is the only
American—porhaps the only foreign—relief body which the Russian government has permitted
within the borders of that country,
The reason should be equally well-
known. The Russinn government
learned, by hard experience, that
the Quakers' organisation was tho
only ono pretending to operate as
a reliof agoncy which operated as
a relief agency nlone and did not
try to use its humanitarian pretenses as a cloak for political nnd
military and other kinds of skull
(Continued on page 2)
Contractors Swear He Did
Not Attempt to Reduce Wages
Some Uttle time ago it was reported in the Federationist that a
communication was read at an O.
B. U. meeting In Vnncouver which
charged that J.. Mclnnis, of Prince
Georgo, had attempted to reduce
the wages of the carpenters ln
that city. MclnniB denied the
charge and this week the Federatlonist has received an affidavit
signed by two contractors of
Prince George, named A, P. Anderson and John Gaul, which is a
complete denial of the charges,
and states that Mclnnis did not
approach the contractors with tho
idea uf throwing thp men out unci
to reduce wages at any time, etid
that the charges In the letter uro
false. Tho General Workers Unit
of the O. B. U. here has forwarded
a copy of the letter containing the
charges to Mclnnis who Is contemplating taking further actlojL
Men Find Jobs in Other
Camps and Harvest
The Ocean Fails lockout Is still
pursuing the even tenor of Its way,
most of the men effected have gone
to parts, at present, unknown, the
princely wages they made at Ocean
Falls b&lng insufficient to allow of
them staying very.long at the Vancouver Hotel, hence, they have had
to seek a new master. Many of
them havo gone to the prairies to
gather the bounteous harvest, while
others, no doubt, have found their
■way into other camps, and judging
by the way they kept the organization at Ocean Falls, lt Is to be
expected that they will mako their
presence felt ln the camps that are
blest by their presence. All of the
men at Ocean Falls were not alive
as evidenced by the fact of some of
them getting cold feet. It is repotted that the delegate at Camp 17
threw his supplies on the table
during tho last moeting hold at
that camp, got his bundle ready to
go down with the bunch, and when
the boat pulled out, boing nmongst
the missing, the action of this in
dividual contrasts very unfavorably
with the action of the foreman of
one of the camps, who was told
that if ho couldn't get along with
tho cook, he could get out. Shortly
after he hnd occasion to fire the
cook, and that was his finish. The
cook must bo some stomach robber, when the compnny would keep
his in preference to the foreman.
And no doubt tho scabs are ln for
a very enjoyable time. The organization has received quite a setback through these cumps shutting
down, inasmuch as these camps
were well organized,, held regular
meetings, and supported the organization nobly, and unless a better response is made by the rest of
tho camps, there aro difficult times
The time is right horo when tho
vanguard of the working class must
be unitod, and in the very near future, a unity conference will bo
held, out of which will undoubted-
(Continued on page 3)
Unemployed   Get   More
■ Light on Disruptive
The meeting of the South Vancouver unemployed, held in St
David's Hull on (Monday night,
wes again enlivened by furthor
disclosures in reference to the
anti working cluss movements of
dome of the soldiers' organizations.
It arose out of a motion that two
delegates be sent to the United
Soldiers' Council. In speaking
against..-tho motion Fellow-worker
Fefher pointed out that the unemployed, as such, could not send
delegates to that Council, and
stated that this wns only an attempt to Introduce in another
form tho resolution defeated at
tho last meeting.
That resolution called for the
placing of the affairs of the unemployed ln the hands of a committee composed of two members
of the Soldiers' Council and two
of thc unemployed. He stated that
this move to get control had
commenced some six weeks ago,
when the unemployed had been
able to compel eighty steady'cm
ployees to take the same casual
employment as the balance of the
unemployed. These men were
'mombers of the South Vancouver
Association, of which the road
foreman was president. That undoubtedly being the reason for
their joining the association.
Since their discharge from steady
work this move had been on foot
for these soldier organizations to
get control of the unemployed in
order to discriminate in fuvor of
their membership. The motion
was overwhelmingly defeated.
As Commissioner Gillespie had
refused to consider the situation of
tho singlo men it was decided to
circularize nil the unemployed in
order to flnd out the number in
favor of quitting work in support
of the single men.
The condition of the men going
to the hurvest was not painted in
the most rosy colors by the assistant at the Provincial Labor Bur-
(Cortlnucd on page 4)
first 10 FACE
Russian Revolutionists
Are Not Theorists But
Work at It
Big   Demonstration    at
Opening of Communist Gathering
(Editor's Note: This is the eleventh of a series of articles which
Mr. Foster ls writing for the Federated Press. In his last article,
he dealt with Labor laws and
working conditions in the workers'
Republic. He pictures the sceneB
attondant upon the opening of the
Third Communist International in
tho present article.
IF the readers of the Fedtoationist realize the importance of the working; class press they will assist
us in obtaining, new subscribers. It is impossible to
expect that the ruling olass is going to pay for the publication of a real labor paper. . Such papers are not published in the interests of that class but in the interests,
of the workers. We need the subscribers and must have
them. As pointed out previously, the greater the number of papers printed the cheaper they are individually.
In other words the greater number of copies issued each
week the easier it is to finance the paper. With the aid
of tho readers of the Federationist the flnanclal diffi-j
culties of the past can be avoided but we must have that
help. To every sub hustler sending in new subscriptions
a copy of Left Wing Communism An Infantile Disorder,
by Lenin, will be mailed. Each new subscriber or reader
renewing bis subscription will also receive a copy of this
work during the month of September. There are some
1500 copies for distribution in this way and we need that
many new subscriptions and renewals during the month.
Will you assist us in obtaining them? By so doing yon
will aid the Federationist which is part of the Working
Class Presa.
I S S I I ' , S I S S S I S S I
(By William Z. Poster)
(Federated Press Stuff Writer)
Moscow—Once ln awhile one hns
an experience thut can never bo
forgotten so long us life lasts. That
wus my lot today (June 17, 1921).
I witnessed u great Russian nmss
demonstration. It seemed as though
1 saw tho soul of the revolution.
Tho demonstration, held In honor
of the congress of the Third Communist International, which begins
in a day or two, took placo in the
super-historic Rod Square of Mos:
cow. No more filtinj/ place for a revolutionary gathering can be Imagined. The Red Square Is a large
cobble-paved plaza, probably 200
yards wide by 400 yards long.
Along one side of it runs the fa m-
oub Kremlin wall, above which, in
the Interior, rise buildings, literally bullet riddled from the terrible
fighting during tbo October revolution. At the foot of the wall lie
burled, In a mass grave, the hundreds of workers who gave up their
lives in lho revolutionary battles
In Moscow. Along thc other sido
of the Red Square stretches a great
arcade, likewise torn with bullets.
Once lt was tho scene of intense
capitalistic activity, hut now ils
many shops and olllces are closed
(Continued on page 3)
Convention in Winnipeg
Furnishes Interesting
Crown Counsel in Winnipeg Trials Contribute
to Souvenirs
The annual .convention of the
Tradea and Labor Congress of Canada'dame to an end lust Saturday.
The usual hardy annual resolutions
with a few new ones, were dealt
with and disposed of. That is, they
have been again adopted, and laid
over until next year. . The final and
most important business, the election of officers, resulted In all the
old guard being re-elected by acclamation. The plums outside of
the regular paid officers, the fraternal delegateshlps, were picked
off by J. Bruce, who goes to the
British Trades Congress, and E.
Robinson, who is the fraternal delegate to the A. F. of L.
As the convention was held in
Winnipeg, the following comment
made by the O. B. U. Bulletin, will
be of interest to Federationist readers who took part in the general
strike In 1919:
"In 1919 the organized workers of
this city were Reds, Bolsheviks,
Anarchists, and from the business
element of the city they received
nothing but abuse and condemnation, Orgaaized into a Citizens'
Committee they did all they could
to break the strike and later, as
special police, they assisted the military in the grand and spectacular
'Battle of Main Street,' when the
workers were shot down upon the
streets and received such a splendid lesson In capitalist tactics In
the class struggle.
"Several workers were jailed, and
still fresh In the memory of Winnipeg workers Is the conduct and
contentions of the crown council,
and how strenuously they fought
to get them convicted. This, of
course, was in 1919. .
"Now, however, we see facing us
on every hand, on civic, private,
and C. P. R. property, 'Welcome
Congress Delegates!' and not only
that, but many of the most notorious opponents of Labor give addresses of welcome to the convention nnd receive 'hearty applause.*
"When, or, when, will the rank
(Continued on page 2)
Council  of Workers  to
' Aid Russian Famine
Final Arrangements Are
Made for Meeting on
Asiatic Question
Afalrly well attended meeting of
the Council ef Workers was held
on Tuesday night ln the Fender
Hall. An interesting and lengthy
discussion on the introduction of a
resolution Introduced by the executive on the Asiatic question which
Is to be submitted to the mass
meeting on September the 9th. The
resolution as Introduced was
adopted without amendment.
Final arrangements were made
for the meeting on the Asiatic question, and It is expected that there
will be a large attendance In view
of the fact that this question is now
being so freely discussed.
The committee appointed for the
purpose of arranging to raise funds
for the victims of the famine in
Soviet Russia is going ahead with
the arrangements, and It was decided that the secretary be instructed to write the City Council asking
permission for a maBs meeting on
the Cambie Street grounds for the
purpose of raising funds for the
Russian workers. The date of the
meeting will be fixed at a later date
if" the necessary permission is
A delegate from the Boilermakers reported that his organization had endorsed the letter sent
out by the Japanese worker's union
calling for solidarity of the workers and protesting against the
efforts being made to divide the
workers of this district on racial
issues, and had requested that the
Japanese Union send a representative to the Boilermaker's Union
meeting to address them.
The relief committee was instructed to Investigate a case which
"was considered Bhould have properly come under the Workmen's
Compensation Act.
The greatest assistance that tho
readers of The Fedcrntttmist can
render us at thia time, ts by sccur-
Ing a new subscriber. Uy doing bo,
you spread the news of the working class movement and assist ns
Socialist Party Had Good
Meeting Last
The propaganda meeting of the
Socialist I'artry of Canada last
Sunday night at the Columbia
Theatre, was agafn a distinct success. J. Kavanagh was tbe -.peaker of tho evening, and his intellll-
gent, forceful handling of the
problem beforo tho working class
was greatly appreciated. A number of questions were dealt with
after tho address. The speakers
for next Sunday night will be T.
O'Connor and S. Karp. Meeting
at 8 p.m. A fine stock of literature on hand.
Every reader of The Fcderu-
UoulKt ean render valuable uKHtat-
ance by renewing their subscriptions as soon us they nre due, and
and by Inducing nnother worker to
subscribe. It doe* not.take much
effort to do this,   Try It.
Rubber and Motor Factories Provide Interesting Statistics
New York.—Here ore some
figures that give food for thought
to all workers:
For the Ford Motor Company In
1920, 60,000 men produced 4000
Fords per day. In 1921, 3fi,000
men produced 4500 Fords per day.
Production was increased 12 1-2
per cent, by throwing 15,000 men
on the unemployment market.
For thc Overland Company of
Toledo In 1920, 14,000 mon produced 500 autos per day. In 1921,
7000 men produced 550 autos per
day. By throwing on the scrap
heap 7000 wage workers production
was Increafed 10 per cent.
For the rubber factories Akron.
Ohio, in 1020, 05,000 workers produced 10(1,000 tires   per   day.    In
1921, 115.1100 workers produced 80,-
000 tires per day. This means that
tho rubber Industry of Akron win
never itg..lu bave employment for
50,000 former workers.
A-cut of 17 per cont. was made
In tho piece work wages of tbe
Akron rubbpr workers, The workers ipeoded up In order to keep up
wilh their former earning-.. Still
another ami then another cut was
made on piece Work Jobs. Each
time the workors speeded up In order to make former wagei until
now tbey are going so fast that In
some departments Uny are doing
tho work of throe men.
A Him io Corrcfl(iondoiit8,
Several lotters have boon rocolved
lately, which, while containing matter worthy of publication have to
remain unpublished owing to their
length. If correspondents will make
their letters brief Ihey stand a
much better chanco of hnving (hem
published. Long letters will not be
considered owing to the fact that
space is limited.
Disorder Starts When thc
Government Refuses to
Release Workers
(By The Federated Press)
Hong Kong.—Detsplto thc oppressive laws by wblch the Japanese government enavavors to stamp
out not only Socialism but even ordinary trnde unionism, tho unrest
among the workers continues to
spread. Notwithstanding the rigorous censorship of news In the Inland empire details of tbe struggle
filter through, only to bo automatically denied by the Japanese authorities.
It is currently reported bere that
a deputation representing 25,000
workers in the Japanese munition
factories visited thc war ministry in
Tokio to demand the release of
their leaders. Tbe request was contemptuously refused, whereupon
the crowd stormed the building.
Troops rushed to the scene and
tho demonstrators were eventually
forced to withdraw. The agitation,
however, Is so strong that it is believed that the government will bo
compelled In the end to permit
trades unions to function.
Strike Still on at Leckie's
There is no change in the situ-
allon caused by the actions of tho
heckle Shoe Company in reducing
wages. The workers are standing
tlrm, and although a couplo of con •
forencos between the strikors aud
the firm have been held, there is
no doubt the firm took the uction
It did ln order to bring about the
opon shop.
Stay Away from Washington
Tho striking miners in Washington have requested Tho Federatlonist to warn all miners to stay
away from that district, ns the
strike is still on. The employers
arc advertising In all part*, ot tho
Continent for strike-breakers, the
wages offered having been refused
by the organized miners;
Meetings in O.B.U. Hall
For the Coming Week
SUNDAY—Irish Self Do.crmlnat-on ._.ngii«.'
TUESDAY—Workors' Council.
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Unity ol Lahor: The Hope ot the World
IP the average worker,--who imagines
that he is a free citizen of a free
country, and that he has much to be
thankful for because, he, by chance, is
employed, wll take a serious survey of
the position of the
LABOR class to which he be-
AND ITS longs   on   Monday
ACHIEVEMENTS next, he will get a
shock. We realize
that it is almost too much to expect that
the average bourgeois-minded slave will
do this, but those who do, will realize
after their effort, that all is not well with
the world as thcir masters would have
them believe.
• * «.
From every country in tho world there
comes news of the misery of the working
class. Great Britain has millions out of
work. The United States has close on six
million jobless slaves and the degree of
unemployment in this country is only
limited by the population. Farmers, who
in their ignorance, think that they produce wheat and other agricultural products are faced with a declining market
and a lower standard of living. Their
position is becoming more and more insecure. Their boasted security of position
and independence is daily being shattered
and proven to be but a dream of a disordered imagination and built on unrealities.
Capitalism, the system which the ruling
elass of today, rates as the height of human civilization and advancement, is
bringing in its train nothing but misery
and starvation to those who produce the
''world's wealth, be they the agricultural
or industrial slaves of an international
ruling and owning class. Look where one
will there appears to be nothing but
misery, except in the ranks of the ruling
class, the members of which, revel in luxury and the most loathsome forms of dissipation and debauchery. Even thcir lives
cannot be said to be free from degradation and all that brings the human family
below the standard of the beasts of the
» # *
Human ingenuity, has however, brought
the machines of production to that stage
of perfection that if properly used every
want of thc human race could be supplied.
Conquering nature, and acting in conformity with natural laws, humanity has
reached that position that even the elements can be turned to the use of man.
Wind and water, light and heat, the
natural elements of the cosmos can and
have been directed by the efforts of human kind. In spite of all thesfr accomplishments, however, the human family is
suffering as it never suffered before.
Stricken by war and pestilence, the natural outcome of human slavery, in spite of
the achievements of man, the producers
of all the world's wealth which exceeds
the anticipation or dreams of the ancients,
' humanity groans under a burden which
would appear to the thinking mind to be
* * *
Freedom is impossible. It is inconceivable while millions are subject to the rule
and domination of a elass in society which
owns and controls the means of wealth
production and by that ownership, dominates the lives of the people. Yet to day
we have the type of men, such as Sam
Gompers and other misleaders of the submerged and slave class, who will, . on
Monday next, boast of the accomplishments of Labor. We in this country will
have our Drapers and Moores informing
an open mouthed bunch of slaves of'the
great achievements of labor, and the
glories of a capitalistic democracy which
'   is responsible for thc misery that exists at
this time the world over.
* * •
We would that pen could picture in
the mass, the misery of the world's producers. Their daily struggle for an existence. Their daily efforts to live and to
realize happiness. But no man was ever
born whose pen could picture the conditions which<prevail at this time. Nb mind
was ever produced that wonld not stagger
under a realization of the sufferings of
humanity-because of the stupidity and ignorance of a class in society, which,
having produced the means to secure
plenty for all and the resultant happiness
that would follow the adaptation of those
means of production to a proper use,
still endures the miseries of a slave class,
which, will on this continent on Monday
next, parade and boast of ita achievements, and listen to the sheerest nonesenss
from the lips of men who do not understand thc struggles of the modern wage
slave, or if they do for their own vile ends
conceal thc truth from those who suffer
and be'ar thc pain of the natural development of capitalism and human slavery.
Surely there must soon be an awakening.
If not then thc working class will suffer
in proportion-to the ignorance of its members, which will bo demonstrated on the
American Continent on Monday next.
Yc Gods, just as we -get Honest John
back in trim, he breaks out again, arid we
will have to do it all over. Ho says that
thcrr sre too man/ non-producer'! in the
cities. Sure, John, aroi too many politicians and other fry thet live on the labor
of others; that is all that is wrong. But
his hot air won't remove them from the
backs of workers, that is a slave's job,
when they get ready.
THE paucity of the Canadian labor
movement, as expressed by the
Trades and Labor Congress of' Canada
was once more demonstrated at the convention of that organization which closed
on Saturday last.
CONGRESS A perusal of the
AND THE report of the ex-
WORKER'S NEEDS   ecutive committee,
which deals with
such matters as Industrial Councils and
the "right" of the workers to participate to a larger degree in the management and control of industry. Amendments to the Industrial Disputes act,
collective bargaining and democratic
development of public service, etc., etc_,
ad nauscanm. That the greater number
of the delegates present were no better
equipped to deal with working class
problems, than the executive, was most
vividly portrayed when they re-elected
the old crowd, to again for another year,
lead the blind followers of the blind into
the samo old mass of confusion and ineffective action.
* » »
While labor is facing reduced wages,
longer hours of servitude and a greater
degree of unemployment than over before experienced in this country, delegates elected to represent the sufferers
from capitalistic exploitation, were discussing and resolving on the placing of
union labels on underwear and thc necessity of shovels, being used by workers
engaged on government works, bearing
the insignia of tho American Federation
of Labor in. the shape of a union label
that never was nor ever will decide anything but that the workers in thcir stupidity grasp at thc, shadows while the substance is witheld from them. The Asiatic
question was also "dealt" with. Dealt
with in the usual superficial way, by demanding the exclusion of Asiatics and the
lack ofrecognition of the faVst that the
workers of this country have no quarrel
with either oriental or occidental workers
but that their struggle must be against
the continued exploitation of the workers
by an international ruling class.
* a *
Judging from tho situation as it exists
in this country, the hungry slave is not
bothering his head as to whether there is
a union label on his underwear or not,
but as to how to fill his stomach and supply the needs of those dependent on him
for support. The question of how to get
the underclothing will no doubt bc an
even greater difficulty than securing the
label. The absurdity of a slave, exploited
at the point of production, getting all
worked up over the factjliat the tool
which he uses, be it a shovel or a machino
docs not bear tho union label i« even moro
ridiculous. It is not labels that are needed
but the necessities of life. This fact, however, would appear to have escaped tho
notice of those who were supposed to further the interests of tho working class.
* # *
Stripped of all camouflage the conventions of the Trades Congress are a farce.
Were it not for the tragedy of having
workers imagine that their interests can
be furthered by working elass organizations that aro flattered by members of the
ruling class, the humour of the situation
would be- too great to express in wqrds.
Senator Robertson, who. addressed tho
congress, and other notables including tho
premier of Manitoba, must have laughed
up their sleeves at the assinine stupidity
of a working class that will tolerate the
activities of Draper and Moore. That will
deal with such questions as the workers
having a "larger share" in the management of the industry, when they havo no
control or share in industry, hut arc the
slaves of the modern industrial machines
which are owned and controlled by a ruling class in society which will fight to tlio
last ditch against the workers having con-
trol in industry, and will, as in Winnipeg
in 1919, use all the powers of state to
break up their organizations weak and
puerile as they are.  The workers have no
rights under capitalism.  They have noth-
ing but the liberty to ask their masters for
the privilege of producing profits for
them.   If that is denied them they can
starve but if the authorities find out that
ihey are without the means of existence
they will be thrown into gaol as vagrants.
Shovels with union labels forsooth.   It is
brains that the workers need or at least
the ability to use what they have got, and
if they ever use them, then Congress will
cease to be a tail to the kite of the govern-
ment and become a working class organiiation.  Mcantime'Moore and his masters
along with Draper will fool the slaves of
this country by their activities and syco-
phantic utterances,  and shovel in the
shekels while the hungry slaves look on
and tighten their belts, while waiting their
master'sgpleasure and call to produce.
came as a result of similar activities on
the part of the employing eXasoX as induced the Asiatics to seek their fortunes
here. Ia any case, the employers on
every occasion, seek the cheaper kind of
labor; Without casting any reflection on
the Orientals, Japanese and Chinese labor is cheaper than the white; This is due
to the fact that in countries in whloh
they were born, the Asiatics did not have
the same standard of living as prevailed
in European countries, and on the'American Continent, consequently they did 4°t
expect as much for their labor as did
the white men, and that is the only reason they were ever introduced into this
eountry, and the reason that Japan and
China are able to produce commodities
cheaper than American or European
The investigator of the Vancouver
World, the newspaper which is interested largely in the Asiatic -question, for
reasons best known to those who own
and control it, has during the past week
or so learnt many things, or at least he
has obtained the views of the employers
in the lumber -industry as to why th©
Asiatics are employed. One employer is
reported to have informed him that white
men cannot be induced to go to work in
the bush or in the mills for 35 cents per
hour, while he can get Japanese workers
for 25 cents per hour. Another /employer is reported to have said, in effect,
that the Japanese employed by him or
thc firm he represented, were paid a fair
wage. We are not, however, informed
if the j-bove-mentioned sum is considered by this outfit as a fair wage. He is
also reported as saying, "that he would
rather see this a white man's country,
but as things are as they are now, if we
had to employ only white labor, they
would have to go out of business. Some
of them are unreasonable enough as it
is; they'd be worse still if it wasn't that
we can always get somo Japs to go to
work." If that is not an admission that
the employers use the Asiatics to keep
the white workers in their place, and pn
the lowest level of subsistence,' then we
are unable to understand the import of
even the most simple words in tho English language.
Ruling:   Class
fawns on Congress
(Continued irom pago 1)	
In the reported statements of the employers, there is even more than The inference that Asiatics are employed because they are cheaper than tho whites,
and that is that the lumber industry can
not support the -workers on a standard'
of living higher than* 35-cent per, hour^
basis. Which for eight hours per day,
means a wage, when working, of $2.80
per day, which, when board say of '$1.25f
a day is deducted, means that after pay-:
ing a railroad or steamboat fare of from*
$5 to $30, a lumber worker is expected
to keep a family in town on $1.55 per;
day, and that is not counting the dayB
when he is not working, but hitting the.
high spots and looking for another
» * *
Realizing that there is no solution to
working class problems under capitalism,
and that the needs of the employing efass
for cheap labor will be met, as thai class
is in control, those workers who imagine
that by shouting and bewailing the fact
that they aro forced to compete with
other workers and by these means endeavor to get rid of that competition,
would be better employed in organizing
every worker into an organization that
would offer some resistance to further
ruling class encroachments and studying
their position in society. Baying at the
moon will never get them anywhere, but
intelligent action will at least aid them
in their present struggle, and the knowledge acquired by study, will be of great
valuo to them in the greater struggle
whieh is to come for the control of the
means of wealth produetion.
Local Branch of Society
Was Formed Last
a meeting- of local Russians and
others Interested In the economic
reconstruction of Soviet/Russia waa
held ln the F. L. P. Hall on Sunday afternoon last when a local
branch of the Society for Technical
Aid to Soviet Russia was formed.
This organization had its origin
lh the recognition of the need for
scientific control of the large num
bers of Russian citizens abroad
desirous of returning to help in reshaping the capitalistic ruins left
to the Worker;.' Republic by
Russfan Czarism and the machinations of imperialistic capitalism.
The Influx of Immigrants into
Russia after the cessation of hostilities was so great that It became
physical Impossibility to handle
the situation, particularly in view
of the fact that White Guardists
made auch use of the facilities
afforded them to institute counterrevolutionary movements like the
Kronstadt rising. The result has
been that no immigration into
Russia is permissible at present •
The Society for Technical Aid to
Soviet Russia in the meantime will
organize mechanical, technical and
agricultural skilled workers so that
when ,the Soviet Republic calls on
them they will be in a position to
ship to Russia the particular kinds
of labor needed at various times.
■ As soon as„ proper conditions
have been established, such as
housing accommodations, macMn-
ery for distribution, and employment of immigrants, and as soon
as a representative of the Oommi-
sariat of Labor can regulate the
movements of emigrants from this
country, the Russian frontiers will
be thrown open.
While waiting for this consuma-
tion the local branches of the organization will conduct classes for
promoting knowledge among thcir
members, and courses on various
technical subjeots, tho value of
which will develop when they
reach Soviet Russia,
M. Plroscho, 771 Prior Street,
has been appointed temporary
secretary, to whom enquiries outside of the city should be made.
Comrades living in town who dosire any information may attend
the next meeting, which will be
held in the F. L. P. Hall, 148 Cordova Street Wefct, at 2 p.m. Sunday,  September  4.
 . 2fc
Quakers Feed
Russian Babies
(Continued from page 1)
and flle of the working class atop
this ghastly farce, and throw overboard their traitorous leaders who
are responsible for such shameless
tactics as we are now witnessing in
"Speeches of welcome were delivered by Premier Norris, Senator
Gideon Robertson, Mayor Ed. Parnell, Attorney-General Johnson,
and Tom Moore, says the press.
What a colleotlon of celebrities to
face a 'Labor' convention and to
receive great applause, OH, LABOR, LABOR!' what crimes are
commited in thy name.'
"It is not necessary to reiterate
the record of these men in regard
to Labor; it la well-known, as is
also their record during the atrike.
It is but another indication that
the Congress is an anti-working-
class organization, and its officials
shameless traitors to their
and harjots of our masters,
JAn another Indication of what
the "sane" Labor movement ls capable fo doing, it ls interesting to
note that each Congress delegate
has been given a "souvenir book,"
an elaborate affair with 107 pages.
Contained therein is a list of 289
names of prominent Arms and per-
snns wh have given donations toward the financing of the convention.
The uninitiated worker will, no
doubt, be surprised to know that
tho council for the crown, who
fought so strenuously and successfully to tuivi our comrades jailed,
have their names figuring prominently on the list:
"Andrews, Pitblado, Sweat man,
Coyne, etc."
"Also among the staunch friends
of Labor, anxious to give their flnanclal support, one sees such names
as Alkcns, Carter-Halls, Osier,
Hammond & lVanton, Vulcan iron
Worka and so on "ad nauseum."
"Whenever Labor has taken a
progressive step, these mon have
strenuously opposed them. Every
Winnipeg worker knows this to be
"Why then should they give large
cash donations to the Congress?
"Why should they give a civic reception and lend their automobiles'
to joy ride the delegates?
"Why does 'Welcome Congress
Delegates' confront us on every
"Why are addresses of welcome
delivered by active fighters in our
enemies' ranks?
"The answer ls simple and plain
"Bocause the enemy knows full
well that to pamper such an organization and Its leaders- they are
safeguardlng. their own interests
and helping to emasculate the
working class movement^
Among the resolutions adopted,
was a resolution calling for Asiatic
exclusion,  another  called  for  the
So now that the drought and the, un,on ]abe, on ahovels USed on gov.
(By The Federated Press)
London.—According to a special
cable from Rome the Sacco-Van-
zettl case at Boston has attracted
the attention of Italian Socialists,
who, through Avanti, are urging
the government to prevent,
through diplomatic intercession,
the execution of these men In accordance with the verdict of the
Massachusetts court.
The men are declared to be innocent by ^Avanti. It is stated
that they were convicted as a reactionary measure because they
worked untiringly for the cause
of the workers. Another Ettor
and Glovanltti case is seen by the
paper, which recalls that these
men were condemned ten years
ago for a similar crime and after
eight months of imprisonment
were acquitted and released.
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The Amalgamated Woodworkers of
Groat Britain have decided to refuse to
handle lumber from Canada unloss it is
produced by union labor. The B. C.
lumbermen are already predicting bine
Only a man that has travelled over the
British Empire can understand ils vast-
ness, says !he Vancouver Sur. Yus, and
only a jobless Briti.h slave can understand a lot of other things about empires
and imperialism. When thoy understand
enough about thoso things, they will end
them, and institute tho co-operative commonwealth of all peoples. There will be
no vast empires or slaves in those days.
TMES ABE BAD, jobs are scarce
and many workers are idlo. As a
result, farmers and others are suffering
in ratio to tho depression in industry,
ahd there is unrest. Everybody has some
particular grouch
INDUSTRY things and •circum-
THK LUMBER are. Naturally those
JAPS IN against things as they
stances nearest to hand
are blamed for anything and everything
even though they are but remotely connected with the situation, and far from
being the cause of anything except confused ideas. With the usual alacrity of
the capitalist press, to capitalists anything which will bring grist to the mill,
a Vancouvor daily has appointed a special
representative to investigate the Asiatic
peril, which is supposed to exist, or will
exist some day, in British Columbia, and
the effect that the Orientals have on the
present industrial depression in this province.
So far as we can learn, thc Asiatics
who arc resident in this part of the world
came here as a result of thc activities of
the employers. At least, we aro confident
thnt the workers never asked for them;
in fact, many of thc whito workers here
^The new Labor Party whioh was formed in Winnipeg last week has men connected with it who from its inception will
preclude it from ever being a factor for
thc working class. It is interesting ifl this
connection to note that men who were
not present at the conference' and kniow
nothing of the organization arc named as
representatives, and that thcir natacs
were used without their permission.*j^ar- J
tioularly is this the case with tho; men '
named to act for B. C, who deny that
they are connected with the party. > ■
Judging from press dispatches the general election will be held during December. As usual the old political parties
will indulge in mud slinging, and to some
extent spoak the truth about one another.
The working class political organizations
which have as their basis the class struggle, will endeavor to show the real
cause of class divisions in society and
the causes of effects. No timo, however,
should be lost by these organizations in
getting into the fight. Every day counts,
and a day lost is an opportunity for work-
ing class propaganda missed. The class
struggle is on. The need for education is
great. Thc opportunity will shortly bc
here for tho carrying on of that work.
Let us go to it and hew to the lino and let
the chips fall where they will. - Tho Federationist will endeavor, to aid in this
work. Will our readers assist us in doing
itf   We trust so- •     .
baby-kllllne blockade havo forced
Russia to^isk for food for Its children and many of its women and
men the Friends Society ls redoubling Us efforts to feed the famine-
sulferers. The society has started
an extraordinary emergency campaign to raise J6.000.000 for the
Immediate succor of the millions of
children in the famine districts.
Announcement of the drive has
been received here from the Philadelphia headquarters of Vriends, 20
South Twelfth street.
Honesty Proved
The Quakers say only, with regard to political or trade affairs,
that their work will continue to be
characterized by a rigid policy uf
non-interference. For the reason
that their past record has- abundantly proved the honesty of that
assertion thore may be many readers of this who will wish to mal.
their contributions through tlieir
organizations. "Whatever may be
the intentions of the Hoover organization to keep its hands off
the political affairs of Russia, and
whether or not (t actually means
not to capitalize Russia's misery as
a means of anti-Soviet propaganda,
there will be many, doubtless, who
will feel assured, ln sending their
contributions to the American
Friends Service committee, that the
famishing children In Russia will
get tho food and clothing to the
ful! value of their donation.
Information has come to the
New York bureau of the Federated
Press that the Quakers are giving
milk to moro than 16,000 babies
daily in Moscow alone; that they
supplied, in April, May, June and
July,' 100,000 children with fats,
soap or clothing; that their relief
organization in Russia lost no time
ln sending supplies into the famine
urea, in charge of Anna Haines,
who has undertaken a plan for increasingly extensive relief work.
.Beports Exaggerated
Arthur Watts, dlreotor of the
Quaker relief work in Moscow, is
authority for tho statement thnt
while the famine ls most serious in
tho Volga districts and that thoro
it has been accompanied by cholera and disease, the plague stories
which have been sent out over the
world are exaggerated. He declares the government homes for
children have been doubled in capacity within two njonths and that
the Peoples' Commissariat of Public Health is doing fine work with
sanitary kitchen, hospital, bath
nnd laundry trains, but It is greatly
handicapped by lack of household
and sanitary utensils and drugs.
'The all-Russian Famine committee," Mr. Watts says,."is a non-
political organization, It has full
public confidence and ls sending representatives to Europe and Amer-
Flnally, Mr. Watts haa notified
the Friends committee that American Quakers will be permitted to
send an unlimited number of work-
era into Russia. That will allow
the Quakers to Increase their organization there many fold.
It ia stated that the Quakers will
be the distributors in Russia for the
funds of the Jewish Joint Distribution committee and the all-Ameri-
can fund for Russian relief, which
Is now being raised in the United
ernment work, and there were
many others of as. "much" import
ance. No doubt the oflieers who
were re-elected, will consider that
the contention was a success, .as if
once more placed them in the sad
die to misrepresent the real Interests of Labor, and to stifle any real
working class activities.
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"Left Wing"
.   An Infantile Disorder
(By Nikolai Lenin)
Conditions In this district show
some improvement over the last
two or three months, In spite of the
fact that most of the membera are
.away to the prairies, or In other
districts. A few of the boys have
taken off their coats, and done a
little'work for the organization,
with the result that dues have come
into the office in good shape. This
weelf one delegate made a remittance of $60. That ls the-largest
remittance we have had for many
moons, and it ls sure encouraging.
It goes to ahow that a very little
work, on .the part of the men who
believe in organization, will pull us
through, and keep us in the flght
until things pick up a little more.
There haa never been a greater
need for the loggers to stick together than .therqjs today; because
the lumber manufacturers are determined to bring back the rotten
conditions and long hours that prevailed before the war.
Smith & Bland are running two
pole camps at Lompriorle, near
Blue River. About 65 men are
working there. Conditions reported as fair; wages SOc an hour, nine-
hour day. There are quite a few
old-timers there, and an active
delegate on the Job.
The tie drive on the flhuswap
River from Sugar Lake reached
Mabel Lake this week, and part of
the crew were laid off. Delegate
reports good chuck and $5 per day
for 8 hours.
The Northern Construction Co.*s
drive on the N,orth Thompson
River, was tied up at Taft River,
about sixty-five miles from Kamloops, for this year. They didn't
use any lumberjacks, and so kept
their promise that no union men
would work on the river this year,
but neither did they get the drives
in the booms, so I guess the honors
are about even. We lost nothing,
and it sure cost them some money
to get nothing done by green men.
The man who buys the lumber will
pay for It, and r% told that wages
are too high and labor Is too Inefficient, x
, There are rumors about some
logging being started soon at Merritt, but nothing definite has reached the office. It ls certain that
some of the Interior companies will
have to log thia winter, for they
have about used all their logs this
summer. It is up to us to get
busy when we get back on the job,
if we want decent bunkhouses and
food, and only eight hours' work
per day.
Would like to hear from more
of the fellow workers around the
country, so that we can make our
Bulletin more interesting, and get
It out each week.
Peaceful Collective Bargaining
ForMds Both Stiikoi and Lockout!
Dispute* Battled by Arbitration
Steady Employment anl Skilled Workmanship
Prompt Deliveries to Dealers aid Publie
Peace and Success to Worken aad Employers
proiperlty of Sboe Making Communltiea
Aa loyal union men snd women, ve ask
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News and Views
(Continued trow page 1)
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with men from the EaBt and Weat,
and they are the moat servile element that X have seen ln theae
fields for the laat 15 years. The
farmers ar4 organized, and they'
have set the wages ln most places,
The wagea In the biggest part ot
Saskatchewan Is $4 per day, and In
Alberta from $2.50 to |4. The most
that have hired out of- Edmonton
have gone out for $3 per day. The
government employment office is
so full of men that It la difficult to
get Inside of It, and I am told that
the same holds good in Calgary, If
the workers atill want to chaw the
elusive Job, then they can do so;
but if they want to spare themselves a lot of hardship and misery,
to say nothing of spending the
few dollars thatv they may still
have left, in looking for a master
in this part of the country, then
they had better stay on the Coast,
We have some delegates-out in
the field, bui: th* only place where
they have taken a stand, ao far is
at Unity, Sask,, where some of our
members and a bunch of C. N. U.
X. members from Vancouver havo
demanded $5 per day. The boys
thero have won their demand, and
have also established the eight-
hour day. Th* farmera naturally
resented tho boys organizing, and,
we halve been informed that the
mayor ordered the men out of
town. One man was threatened
with arrest; however, the boyi decided to stay by him, and also decided that they would not get out
of town. \.
Men are being dumped In every
part of the province. For instance,
a report has come in here that 50
men have been dumped in Drumheller. Now, Drumheller Is a mining town, and there is no harvest
there, except it be a coal harvest,
at certain periods of the year.
There is a conference going to be
held here tomorrow to decide what
is going to be done with**the unemployed in this part of the province.
There are enough starved out
homesteaders to take care of all
the crop there lt in this part of
the country.
The Northern Construction Co.
has been getting slaves from Vancouver all summer, in spite of the
fact that there are all kinds of
men here. They have a weekly
lamentation In the preps about the
scarcity of labor at 35c per hour>
and the latest ls that they are going to ask the city to cut down the
scale of the city laborers, which is
6O0 per hour, as they seem to think
that this keeps the workers off the
Northern roads. All the workers
around here have been up on the'
construction work in the north at"
least once, and ln some cases several times; but although it is about
the only work around here, the
conditions are so bad that the men
will not stay there as long as they
can exist some other way. Tha
camps are all the way from 136 to
300 miles north of here. The
trains which run up thore have a
speed limit of about eight miles an
hour, as It is dangerous to go faster on that road. The road runs
through some of the largest mus-
kegB ln the country, and when once
there, it Is almost Impossible to
get out, except a person walks. Up
to a few days ago, there were only
company construction trains running north of Lac la Blche, and
they charged what they pleased.
Men are coming ln here every day,
that have been shipped from Vancouver to this Job, and they all tell
the same story; wishing that they
were back on the Coast. It Is good
and well to take an excursion in
the summer, but winter commences
in the north in the month of September, and the nights are already
getting cold. Some of the best
delegates we have are on thls_road,
but they find that they can not do
anything owing to the fact that the
majority of the men are homesteaders, who are only staying long
enough to make a few dollars to
get them back to civilization again.
Alf^ffte old-timers that left the
Coast,' and came this way In the
hopes of finding green pastures, are
still broke; and about the only way
that they will ever get back to
Vancouver again will be by the
"side-door Pullman" route. Trusting that this will be of some benefit to those slaves who have not yet
learned the ways of our masters,
who during times of unemployment always want the workers to
think that it ls a local proposition
and that there are greener pastures
Six new men arrived In camp on
Sunday, Aug. 21, two of whom are
in good standing. The rest are behind since the 1st of the year, and
say they will not pay up till this
organization goes O. B. U.
If possible send me a copy of
the Labor Spy.
This camp reports a revival of
activity, after being practical^
shut down for some time. A dele-'
gate is on the Job, and a camp committee has been appointed, so there
is every expectation that ln a short
time thhi camp will be, onco more,
an active participant In the affairs
of the union.
CHANNEL      ' '
This camp has a live delegate
and camp committee, who ore
working hard to tido the organization over the hard times. This lis
only a small camp, but they sent
in a remittance of $108 for dues,
and $62 for assessment stamps last
week, and there Is nothing on top
of enrth to prevent other camps
from following suit.
An Increase of 40 cents a day in-
wages has been granted. Whether
this Is due to the rumored revival
in thc lumber trade, or because the
organizor recently made a trip up
there, Is not known. The fact remain, however, that tho boss has
aome reason for trying to keep his
■slaves quiet.
Thero Is somo talk of campa
opening tip in the beginning of
September, and if this la ho, it will
tightly and the painted names of
their former occupants look down
lugubriously upon a scornful world.
At on* end of the Square ther* ls a
magnificent revolutionary museum
and at the other end tke celebrated
church of St Basel, the most
beautiful building In all Russia, lf
not in the whole world. In front
of this church stands the "executioner's block," where hundreds of
victims of Ivan the Terrible and
other czars were beheaded. Mere,
ly to look about thla famoua place
is to get a thrill such as the new
world cannot produce. But when
one sees the Red Square filled with
a surging revolutionary proletariat,
as It was today, one's feelings ar*
Review of Red Army
• The day started with a review \pf
the Red army, some 20,000 soldiers
of which, members of the Moscow
garrison, marched In and banked
themselves In the Red Square. AU
branches of the military service
were represented, Including Infantry, cavalry, lancers, artillery, signal corps, officers' schools, , etc
Aloft, over St. Basel's church, hung
a great '-'sausage" observation balloon; a score of aeroplanes skimmed In and about th* heavy clouds
overhead. Promptly at the scheduled time, exactly upon the stroke
of 12 by the great Kremlin clock,
the ceremony began. The massed
bands struck up th* Internationale
and People's Commissar for War,
Leon Tftbtsky, came out of the
Kremlin gate to Inspect the troops.
Trotsky ls a man ln the prime of
.life. He Is well built and vigorous
looking. He was afoot and dressed
In civilian khaki without any decorations whatever. With him there
came half a dozen officers, uniformed, as usual, ilk* privates, save
fpr small ranking marks on their
lower sleeves. All walked up to
the reviewing stand, .where they
were joined by a number of congress delegates from various countries. Together th* enlarged party
mad* the tour of the square in
front of the troops. The soldiers
stood at "attention" (I am told
that "present arms" is not in the
manual of the Red army) and each
regiment chorused the greeting,
"We serve the people," as the reviewers reached it. Meanwhile the
great combination band' poured
forth the stirring strains of The
Internationale. It was a memorable scene.
As I looked at this simple yet
most impressive picture I could not
heln but compare tt with the gorgeous reviews of imperialistic armies that I have seen in other European cities. How different the
meaning of the two kinds; this one
typifying the struggles for liberty,
justice and humanity; the others,
tyranny, slavery and brutal slaughter.
At' imperialistic army rovlews
one usually finds" officers from foreign lands who have been invited
to inspect the troops. An analogy
oeourred at this demonstration, but
Instead of foreign capitalistic officers called In to observe and to
learn it was working class delegates. As thedte went through the
roview with Trotsky no doubt many
of them were looking forward to
the day when they will be organising similar Red armies in their
own countries, now trembling on
the brink of revolution.
Morale a Marvel
I was particularly 'Interested ln
noticing the makeup of the army.
Its morale was a marvel to the
delegates, many of whom had
fought In tho great war. The soldiers had all the appearance of being well fed, highly trained and
thoroughly equipped. For the
most part they were dressed In plain
khaki, although one special
branch wore red trousers and another black ones. Several others
had red cloth straps across their
breasts. Their uniforms consisted
of a sort of cloth hemlet, Russian
blouse w^h heavy leather boots.
Altogether they cut a smart appearance. I could not learn what
make of rifles they hnd, but was
told that most of them were French
captured from Wrangel. The soldiers had a vory business-like appearance, which waa especially Increased by their almost Invariable
be a welcome change, as all the
news lately has been about acmps
closing down, Bernard's camp at
Orford Bay being the latest.
The regular meeting on Sunday
instructed the secretary to make
an appeal to all camps to make an
attempt to put the organization on
a sound footing for the coming
winter, and ln the course of a few
days, a circular letter will be sent
cut giving a few pertinent facts.
The farmers O. B. U. has been
shattered; men are now going out
regularly for $5 per day; but some
of the farmers are making desperate efforts to get labor for $4. Tne
farmers meet the train from Edmonton, which usually carries a
few men; we also meet the train,
ahd generally get the men to hold
out for $5 per day. If the workers
in other communities would take a
stand for more wages, they would
get It, as the crop has got to be cut
quickly and the farmers can not
Crops are good and wages $5 to
al] men who  have the necessary
courage   to   demand   it;   weather
ruiny and harvesting delayed.
Crops., around here are fairly
good; quite a few men here; wages
from $4 to $5. Aa soon as the
workers get a few dollara we will
start organizing, and thero will not
be much trouble ln getting wages
Plenty of mon hero, as the crops
are not very good; wagea are low,
aa the jnon from the Eaat havo no
knowledge of organizing.
Any ono knowing the whereabouts of Tom Goodwin, please
communicate with headquartera,
61 Cordova street west, Vancouver,
B. C,
custom of carrying their rldei with
bayonets Died.
Ilie officers were unique. Ther
were conspicuous by their lack of
the usual military -swagger and
bluater. They were quiet, efficient
and human. They were the very
anthesui of the old czarist army of.
fleers. Most of the Red army officers an quite young, although
they are experienced veterans,
Here and there an ex-czarist officer
could be seen, some of them holding high rankt Most of them oould
be picked Out at a glance. There
is something about them—a remnant of their old military training — that the new working
class officers do not possess. I was
particularly Interested in two who
stood close by'where I sat. One
wore a sabre, evidently from the
old army, for lt had on lt the Im
perialistlc emblem-. The other officer, noticing lt, pointed to the
czar's coat of arms and both smiled broadly. I wondered what
thoughts were passing through
their minds at this incident. The
czarist officers semed to flt ln fairly
well with things, although It seemed to me aa I watched them narrowly that they did not come to
"attention" aa readily and aa freely when the Internationale was
played as did the oflfcers, who are
practically all Communists.
After the review, Trotsky made
a speech to the troops, touching on
the needa and duties of the present
situation. He has a splendid ringing voice. I doubt if there waa one
ln the vast Red Square outside the
range of lt. X read in one Issue of
the New York Times recently that
he is afflicted with a cancer, and in
another issue that he is dying with
tuberculosis. But he la the healthiest looking Invalid I have seen
for some time. It was a physical
achievement to make oneself so
distinctly heard In that great open
air gathering. Representatives of
several countries also made speech'
es. Trosky seemed affected by the
occaaion, more than once he led in
the cheering.
B|g Parade
Following the speech making
came a great parade. There must
hava been fully 60,0011 In line. It
waa a combined military, naval and
civil affair. In other countries the
military rarely or never condescend to march with civilians. This
Is because they are a thing apart
from the life of the people. But ln
Russia it is different. The Red
army ls distinctly a people's army.
It is a real working class institution, as much so as the trade unions
are in other countries. The people
are proud of lt and it is proud of
them. Hence ln this demonstration
lt was sandwiched in between a big
group of civilian organizations at
the head of the parade and another
bunch at the rear. It fell into tho
middle of the parade from its inspection position in the Red
The procession was kalediscoplc
in Its variety. Soldiers, sailors,
student officers, school children,
university students, civil guards
(local police), factory groups, trade
unions, etc., eto. It was a veritable
outpouring of the proletariat.
Communist Groupa
To me the most interesting feature of the parade was the Communist party groups from the various sections. Many of these consisted of war prisoners who have
been converted to Communism.
There were German, Austrian, Polish and other national divisions.
Even America was represented by
a body of Russians wh had beon In
the United States. The Communist party is the brain and backbone
of the Russian revolution, not to
speak of Its soul. Wherever there
ls duty or danger, there the Communists aro to be found in force.
In every crisis, no matter of what,
kind, they are called upon to bear
the brunt of the struggle. For tho
most part their groups In tho parade looked simple enough. Thoy
consisted of plain working men,
without uniforms, but each one
carrying a bayoneted rifle. Confirmed revolutionists and idealists
to the last man, Jhoy are the shock
troops of the revolution. No capitalist country possesses armed
forces which, man for man, could
meet them successfully in battle.
The ordinary "crack" troops would
melt before them. It was significant that thoy were given the position of honor at the head of the
parade, coming before even the Red
army. In Russia the Communists
are flrst ln war and everything else.
I watched them march by—there
were many thousands of them—
with more Interest than I have ever
bestowed on any other body of human beings in my life.
So deeply impressed waa I with
this great proletarian demonstration that I went homo feeling that
lf I had done no more than witness It alone my long trip from
Chicago to Moscow was well repaid.
Sunday Meeting
Was Lively One
(Continued from page I)
own, who use the power, of state
to hold ln subjection those who do
not own, peacefully, handing over
all they possess at the request of
their slaves. He showed how they
so disliked the presence of the
workers that they would not, when
possible, live in the same neighborhood, but went to the West End.
"When somo longshoreman who
had acquired a littlo money working overtime, or some member of
the working class who had been
able to rent a house In that district moved into the West End, then
the "best" peoplo moved up on io
Shaughnessy Heights, anywhere to
be away from the nolghb_»Sood of
tho working animal."
Reference to the loss of the S.S.
Importer and the sailors' strike
caused a discussion on "scabs" and
their position as enemies to their
own class. This brought out quite
a variety of philosophical views on
tho responsibility or otherwise of
men who scab. At the same time,
while some endoavorcd to excuse
men who scabbed on the grounds
of ccconomlc determinism, tho consensus of opinion was that a scab is
ah enemy of tho worltfng class, oven
though he Is of that clatis.
The Federationist lias published
"Left Wing" Communism, un Infantile disorder, by Nikotul Lenln.
Thi_ work should Ik' W-.-ul by everj
worker, as It deals extensively tvltii
working class tactlca. Price: Single
copies, _&<.•; orders of ten or more
copies, 20c each, postage paid.
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Lockout Still on
at Ocean Falls
(Continued from pag4 S)
ly arise one organization of the
progressive wing of the Labor
movement on the American Continent, which will probably have its
Vancouver Unions
OOUNOIL—Preildent, R. W. Hitler;
iecretary, J. O. Smith.' Moats Srd Wednesday each month la the Pender Hull,
corner of Pender and Howe streets.
Phone 8ey. 281.
ell—Meeti    second    Monday    ia    the
month.    Preildent, J.  V.  McConnell: as*
retary, R. H. Neelanda, P. O, Boi 6>.
need brlcklayen or masons for botter
worki,   etc.,   or   marble   aettera,   phone
Brlcklayen'  Union, Labor Temple.
O, B. U.—Preildent, E. Andre; iecretary, W. Service, lleeta 2nd and dth
Wedneiday In eaoh montb tn Pender Hall.
cor. of Pender and Howe streeta. Phone
Bey.   291.	
neen, local 840—International Union
of Steam and Operating Engineers meeta
every 2nd and 4th Friday at 8 p.m., 819
Pender Street West. O. Riley, 3634
Mahon Avenue, North Vancouver; iecre-
tary, P. Bradley, 1762 HcSpadden Street,
•"Vancouver, B. 0.
Association, Loeal 88-62—Offlee and
hsll, 162 Cordova SL W. Meats Srst
and third Fridays, 6 p.m. Secrotary-
treasnrer, T. Nixon; busineu agent, P.
ers* Union—Meeta 2nd and 4th Mondaya. Prosldent, J. E. Dswion, 1646 Yew
St., Kltollano; secretary, E. T. Kelly,
1860 Hastings St. E.; recording secretary,
L. Holdsworth, 639—14th St. W., Morth
UNION OF CANADA—An induatrlal union of all workera In logging and construction camps. Coast District and Oenersl Headquarters, 61 Cordova St. W., Vaneouvar, B. C. Phono Sey.
7866. J. M. Clarke, general secrotary-
treasurer; legal advtien, Messrs, Biro,
Maedonald A Co., Vaneonver, B. C; auditors, Messrs. Buttar A Chiene, Vancou-
ver, B. O.
Union of British Columbia—Meeting
night, first and third Wednesday of each
month at 108 Main Street. President,
Dan Carlln; vice-president, J. Whiting;
secraary-tressurer, W. Donaldson. Address, 108 Main Street, Vancouver, B. O.
Victoria Branch Agent's address, W.
Francis, 567 Johnson  St., Victoria, B. C.
—Affiliated with Tradei and Labor Council and Theatrical Federation, Vancouver.
President, J. R. Foster; ai'crctary and
treasurer, Locktley Clark, P. O. Boi 845.
Office and mi's.-ting room, 310 London
Building, Pender St. W. Regular meeting night, flrst Sunday in each month at
7:80 pjn. llutlneis Agent, W. Wool-
ridge.    Pbone Fraaer 887L.
ratora and Paperhangers of America,
Loeal 188, Vancouver—Meets 2nd and
Ufa Thursdays at 148 Cordova Bt. W.
Rhone Sey. 3491. Buslneas agent, R. A.
en Bridgemen, Derrickmea and Riggers
of Vancouver and vicinity. Meeta every
Monday, 8 p.m., tn O. B. U. HaU, 804
Pender St. W. Preildent, W. Tucker;
flnanclal aeeretary and buslnesi agent, C.
Anderson.    Phone  Seymour  291.
Employee!, Pioneer Division, Ma- 101
■Meets A. O. P. Hall, Mount Pleasant
lit and 3rd Mondaya at 10.15 a.m. and >
p.m. Preildent, F. A. Hoover, 2409 Clarke
Drive; recordIng-iseretary, F. E. Griffin.
447—6th Avenue Eut; treasurer, E. 8.
Cleveland; flnancial-iecretary and bulneu agent, W. H. Cottrell, 4308 Dum-
friei Street; office corner 1'rior and Main
Sts.   Phone Fair 8604R.
Meets last Sunday of each month at
2 p.m. President, C. H. Collier; vice-
prosldent, E. H. Gough; secretary-
treasurer, R. H. Neelands, Box 66.
of  tha O.   B.   U.  meets   on   tbe  third
Wodnesday of every month.    Everybody
, C, meets every Tuesday evening
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Bolshevists Paid for Food
That Went to
American "Relief Organization Aided in Breaking Up Revolution
(By The Federated Press)
NEW YORK.—Herbert Hoover
has been considerably embarrres-
sed ln his plans for Russian relief
by the wide publicity given to an
article in ".The World's Work" for
June, in which Capt. T. T. C. Gregory, Mr. Hoover's chief lieutenant ln Central Europe in 1019,
boasts that he used the machinery
of the Amorican relief administration to overthrow the Hungarian
Soviet republic. The London
Daily Herald recently printed a
summary of Capt. Gregory's article and pointed out itB obvious
bearing upon Mr. Hoover's Russian activities.
"Is history to repeat itself?"
asks the Dally Herald, according
to a despatch to the New York
Times "Is Mr. Hoover to be allowed to fly at still higher game
during his new food mission to
"The despicable story of bounce
and brag told by Captain Gregory
of Mr, Hoover's American relief
agency needs very little comment
from decent people," says the
English labor organ.
In the article to which the Herald refers, entitled "Overthrowing a-Red Regime," Captuin Gregory claims thut he .conspired with
"Moderate" labor leaders of Hungary to, overthrow the Soviet government. As an Incident to his
manipulation of the machinery
of the American relief administration for counter-revolutionary
purposes. Captain Gregory relates
how he accepted one million dol-
las in cash from the Hungarian
Soviet government for food supplies which he never intended to
deliver to them.
The publishers of "The World's
Work," It appears, have suddenly
discovered that Captain Gregory
"spilled the beans" at a most inopportune moment, and are refus-
jTng permission to other Journals to
reprint the captain's story. The
publisher or Soviet Russia, formerly the official organ of the Russian
Soviet government bureau, and now
a private publication issued at 110
East Fortieth street, New York, re-
cently wrote to the World's Work,
asking permission to reprint the
Gregory story.
Permission was promptly granted to reprint one-third of the article with proper credit. "This is in
accordance with our usual custom
in such cases," wrote the editors
of the World's Work. Before this
letter was received, however, the
World's Work called Soviet Russia
on the telephone and explained
hurriedly that it was a "mistake,"
and that this article was an "exception" to their "usual custom,"
and could not be reprlntivl. The
World's Work would prefer ,said
its editor, that Soviet Russia did
not even quote from Captain Gregory's story. A second letter from
the World's Work stated that permission to reprint had been given
"under a misapprehension," and
"is hereby withdrawn."
The following summary of the
Gregory article appears in the September issue of Soviet Russia:
Capt. T. T. Oi Gregory, a former
San Francisco attorney and American army officer, represented the
United States on the Inter-Allied
Food Mission to Central Europe,
created by Mr. Hoover In February, 1919. Jn addition, Captain
Gregory was the head of the American relief! administration In Central Europe and, he says, Mr.
Hoover's "personal agent." Thus
accredited, Captain Gregory set to
work with a very clear conception
of the job allotted to him. "Way
down in my heart," ho says, was
the knowledge tliat "we were not
,only feeding people, but also were
fighting Bolshevism." Mr. Hoover,
according to Captain Gregory's conception of his chief's purpose, "was
feeding and succoring Balkanlzed
Central Europe only as an incident
to the fight he was making to
throw back the red wave of Bolshevism."
In the summer of 1919, lt seems,
tho "salvation of Central Europe
depended on the immediate ousting
of Bela Kun from his position as
Bolshevist dictator of Hungary."
That was Captain Gregory's task.
And Mr. Hoover "required no exhaustive explanation of our situation to spur him on to tho most
strenuous efforts."
Force was tho "obvious method."
Marshal Foch promised to turn tho
trick—with an army of 250,000'
men. But the supreme council
dared not risk it; so Captain Gregory had to do the job .alone. To
be suro he was "instructed to keep
out of Central European politics."
Nevertheless "something had to be
According to the captain's story,
the representative of tho Hungarian Soviet government at Vienna,
General Boehm, was the readiest
tool at hand. General Boehm was
shown an alluring picture of what
it would mean if he should organize a counter-revolution in Hungary. "We urged him on," says
Capt. Gregory, "tho opportunity
that was offered him to mako a
deathless liguro on history's pages
—the hero who struck tho bloody
hand of Communism from the
throat of an exhausted nation. . .
Wo offorod him tho enticing plum
of glory, fame, honor and power
and a logical scheme for plucking
Boehm asked whother the supreme council would stand behind
tho attempt. Captain Gregory and
his colleagues "undertook to obtain the most favorable possible
pronouncement from Paris." It ls
not to bo Imagined that Mr, Hoover's man worked entirely single-
handed. He took Into his confidence Sir Thomas Cunningham, tho
Members of the Junior Labor
League decided at their business
meeting last Friday evening, to
start the winter season's activities
off with a bang on Friday, Sept.
16. On tkat evening, Comrade W.
Ivens of Winnipeg, who is an honorary vice-president of the league,
will address a meeting in the O.
B. U. hall, under the auspices of
the league. This will be a public
meeting, and It Is hoped, only the
first of a series of similar meetings.
A short programme, refreshments
and a dance from 10 to 12 ***__.
features of secondary importance
Other things decided on included tho formation of an orchestra,
two basketball teams and a football team. The various committees are working to extend the
league's activities considerably
during tho coming season, and they
are looking futwaid to doubling
the membership this winter.
The league's summer camp,
which was declared a great success
by all who went, was closed last
For information regarding the
league, phone Fair. 1610. Next
meeting will be held Sept, 9, at
929 Eleventh avenue eaBt, 8 p.m.
San   Francisco   Worker
Says Ghandi Movement
Is Spreading
British military commissioner, and
Prince Borghesl, the Italian diplomatic representative. Tho gentlemen approved the captain's plan.
Boehm, of course, was a mero
tool. "The real conspiracy we had
set afoot," explains the captain,
"was one dominated by the Labor-
Democratic interests in Hungary."
Agoston, Geraml and Haubrlcht,
Hungarian "Labor leaders," were
the true friends,and nllies of the
American captain, the English baronet and. the Italian prince.
A programme of action and policy was drawn up for the approval
of the powers tn Paris. "There is
no doubt that Mr. Hoover was the
principal agency responsible for the
quick return we received." The
supreme council hesitated, but Mr.
Hoover insisted that the scheme
could do no harm and."might result in the overthrow of the Hungarian Reds." This persuasive argument prevailed, and so, relates
the captain, "my work in the hatching of the plot . . . wus
Still the captain found himself In
a tight place. His zeal—"born of
my single purpose to feed and aid
those unfortunate millions"—had
put him in a hole. The bribe in
his bargain with the Hungarian
"Laborites," Agonton, Gerami and
Haubricht, was a promise to deliver the food which had been so
zealously 'withheld from Soviet
Hungary. But the captain hud no
food and he knew it. Moroover, he
had no funds with which to buy
food. Mr. Hoover had wired him
that no more funds were forthcoming. How then could he make good
on his bargain? There was,food to
bo bought from privato packers in
Trieste. But no money with which
to buy. This did not deter the captain. He knew whero he could got
the money.
Several times, it appears, the assistant commissar of food of the
Hungarian Soviet Republic had
come secretly to Captain Gregory
in Vienna, begging lo be allowed to
buy food for the starving people of
Hungary. "I had refused him absolutely," says Mr, Hoover's man,
"for thero was a blockade on Red
Hungary, I had told him from lho
flrst that we would have no dealings of any nature with Bolshevism
and that ho wus wasting his time
asking 'me."
Forty-eight hours before the
coup was to be sprung in Budapest,
Captain Gregory sent for this Soviet commissar and told him that
he might reconsider his refusal lo
pell food to the Hungarian people,
"He almost cried with joy." Bui
the food must bo paid for in cash,
stipulated Gregory, a million dollars In cash. The commossiu-
agreed. "There were tears in his
eyes," writes tho captain, "and I
knew I could trust him." Next day
tho money was brought. The Captain took it and placed It in a Vienna vault. Did he then In return
deliver food to tho Hungarian Soviet Republic from which he had
accepted this money? Ho did not!
He closed a deal with the packers
and told them to hold the food for
The coup was sprung In Budapest. Thc Soviet government went
down. Captain Gregory released
the food. "Within a few hours."
he relates with a relish, "the.people
were eating the bread and the fats
that the Bolsheviki, all unknowing, and certainly never conscious
of the irony of the situation, had
bought through me."
Non-Co-operative Propa-*
ganda Is Eliminating
Caste Lines
<B the Federated Press)
San Francisco—William Shee-
han, prominent Labor man, and
son of one of the defendants in the
Centralia case, ls JUst back in San
Francisco from an eight months'
trip which took him all the way
round the world. Sheehan states
that he was particularly impressed
by the growth of the nationalist
movement In India and the marvellous spread of Ghandl's "non-cooperative" propaganda. It has, he
says, virtually eliminated all caste
distinctions. He tells of an Instance
where the Mohammedans found
their altar smeared with pigs* entrails.
Instead of this being the occasion
for a holy war with the neighboring orthodox Hindus, the Mohammedans went into conference with
the Hindus and together they decided that the act had been done
to stir up hatred by the British
Another sign of the Ghandi
movement ls the presence everywhere of small hand looms on
which ^the natives are spinning
their own clothing, men ond women, to avoid buying from the British. "Agitators" stand on the
street corners of the cities In India,
not making speeches, but showing
their audiences how to use these
Sheehan says that Spain, In
which he spent some time, seemed
to him to be on the very verge of
the revolution. Soldiers swarm
everywhere in Barcelonn, and are
all mounted on horseback after
dark. The government does not
dare to send an adequate army to
quell the revolt In Morocco, says
Sheehan, because as soon as the
soldiers are removed all Catalonia
would be In rebellion.
Jugo - Slav   Government
Outlaws All Communistic Activities
(By the Federated Press)    '
Belgrade—The Jugo-Slav gov-
government has, according to an
official bulletin, introduced a bill
providing for the suppression of all
Communist activity and the prosecution of all Individuals connected
with it.
The bill is entitled "an act for
tbe protection of the state" and
provides that:
"All political parties which,
judgod by their programme and
their activity, are considered detrimental to the state are outlawed.
The name of the party is Immaterial, the decision is to be based on
the programme, the activity and
the record of the leaders.
"Deputies elected to parliament
by such parties as are outlawed
from time to time will automatically be expelled from parliament.
"All cities and villages in which
such parties have control must hold
new elections and the office holders
and candidates for such parties
shall be ineligible.
"Employees In public find fn private enterprises whu aro members
of such parties shall'be dismissed
from their positions.
"Labor unions in which such
parties exercise control shall be
outlawed and their records confiscated. -
"Strikes are forbidden. If strikes
break out nevertheless, martial law
will automatically come into forco
and offenders will be tried by court
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fcoviet   Russia   Realizes
Hypocrisy of Supreme
(By the Federated Press)
Moscow—The editor of the Izvestla, Steklov, In a leading article,
comments on the hypocrisy of the
Allied Supreme Council and the
oscillation of the French government regarding participation In the
famine relief conference of the International Red Cross at Geneva:
"Soviet Russia," writes Steklov,
"has frankly announced the necessity of accepting aid from the capitalist governments in the difficult
situation created by the wars,
blockade and, the drought. We
quite understand that aid to the
famine stricken Russians can be
expected from the bourgeois governments only because of Russia's
economic importance to tho world's
bourgeoisie. The Russian people,
however, will accept this aid only
under reasonable conditions,
which do not jeopardize their sovereignty nor their right to self-determination."
Suppression and Repression Are Being Used
to Stop Growth
By Ellis Yorko
(Federated Press Staff Correspondent)
Tokio.—Labftr is not so backward in Japan as many people
A significant feature of a labor
meeting recently, held in Osaka,
when over 2000 workers crowded
into the public hall to hear lectures
and to see moving pictures of the
great labor demonstrations previously held in Kobe, was a thing not
officially on the program.
During the proceedings someone
began the Japanese Socialist "Song
of Revolution." Before the first
line was finished, "Ah, kakume-wa
chlkadzukeri" (Ah, the revolution
is approaching), hundreds of voices
had joined in, and in a minute the
hall was rockingTwith the roar of
two thousand voices in a veritable
exultation of enthusiasm.
Against that wall of sound the
police were helpless and could only
wait for It to subside, which lt did
when the several stanzas had come
to their exultant end and the great
crowd stopped, elated and tremulous with emotion.
Suppression and repression—of a
kind unknown In America—are being resorted to by the authorities in
an effort to dum this ever-swelling
Asiatic Exclusion
Editor Federatlonist. —The cry
of Asiatic Exclusion carries our
mind back to a similar cry a few
years ago, when many simpletons,
including myself, fell for lt, joined
with politicians et al, In "Asiatic
Exclusion" Leagues. (I still have
my membership button' bearing
the inscription "A White Canada").
Shortly after those leagues were
formed a general election was
held,' and on Uie cry of Asiatic
Exclusion many of these politicians rode into parliament, to be
dumb for ever after on "Asiatic
Again a general election Js pend-
lngr something Ib needed to take
the attention of the unemployed
off their real problem, viz., getting
something to eat and a shelter
from the elements. What better
boomerang can be produced than
"Asiatic Exclusion?"
We shall be told of the horrible
tragedy of Asiatics living in luxury, getting as high wages as 20
cents an hour ln some cases, while
white men starve and erstwhile
heroes have not where to lay their
Will the politicians, the moving
spirits behind Asiatic Exclusion
Leagues tell us who brought the
Asiatics here and for what- purpose V
The real competition with cheap
Asiatic labor is not in Canada, but
In China and Japan, where millions of British and American
money is being Invested to exploit
tho boundless resources with their
teeming millions of cheap labor.
Already there are concrete evidences of what is being done in
this direction, when pig Iron and
steel is landed Into America for
Bix or seven dollars a ton les» than
the similar produced American article, and this Is only one of many
Fellow workers, do not allow the
wily politician, or their satellites,
to draw the red herring of "Asiatic
Exclusion" across your trail, and
thereby detract your attention
from what is your imperative duty,
viz., to see that a system which
starves, degrades, and causes untenable suffering Is replaced by a
Bystem that permits men to live
and develop the highest and best
within them.
(By The Federated Press)
BOMBAY. — Dramatic scenes
took place at the close 6f thc
meeting of the All-Indian Congress Committee hero. Amid
great enthusiasm a huge pile of
foroign cloth was burned, Gandhi
himself applying tho light. At a
hugo moeting afterwards overy
member of the crowd wore hume-
spUn clothes. A complete boycott
programme, the congress- committee resotved, will come into effect at the end o September.
One dollar and fifty cents Is the
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Irish  Workers
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(Continued from page 1)
tlon, declared thnt the railway
companies were trying to return to
the old pre-war conditions, under
which they would call before them
a few employees at a time—a blatant attempt to divide the workers.
"This matter ls going to be
fought- out now," he said. "It ls
not an Issue alone for the railway-
men, but for the workers of all
Ireland. We want no 'Black Fridays' in Ireland and we will take
jolly good care to have none."
Then the congress went on
record for nationalization of the
railways as the only satisfactory
solution ot the problem.
Decided to Carry On
Two instances in which the
workers ln the small country towns
In Ireland actually settled disputes
by taking control were described
by Tom Johnson, secretary of the
Labor party. At Kilmallock,
County Limerick, the creamery
workers were on strike, but they
did nqt think the creamery buildings and machinery -.hould be permitted to remain idle. So they decided to carry on their usual work
of making butter.,. The farmers
agreed to supply milk as usual, the
butter was sent to tho market and
out of the proceeds the farmers
wore paid for their milk and the
workers for their labor.
In a week the creamery owners
came to the workers,and said:
"Give us back the business. You
■hall have your increase."
APArigna, County Limerick, the
miners were on strike, but after a
weok or two they resumed work on
their own account. They produced
coal and sold it to tlie dealers for
two' months, Then the strike- was
ended on terms satisfactory to the
"What was done In these two Instances," said Mr. Johnson, "con
be done alt over. Whenever the
employers and owners refuse or
are unable to carry on their functions lt Is up to the workers to
do it."
(Continued from page 1)
eau, according to the delegates
who visited that ofllce in that connection.
The Bureau guarantees that
overy man sent by them will receive employment at $4 per day,
but deos not know how long a
man will have to wait before receiving employment after arriving
at the Labor Bureau to which he
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employed. The official admitted
that the maximum time worked
would not exceed 50 days, and thia
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It was stated that Mr. Parsons
ls no longer officially authorized to
collect clothing for th'e unemployed.
The next meeting will be held ln
St. David's Hall on Monday next.
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