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Array THE BRITISH
INDUSTRIAL UNITY:   STRENGTH.
OFFICIAL PAPER:   VANCOUVER TBADES AND LABOR COUNCIL.
POLITICAL UNITY:  VICTORY
THIRTEENTH YEAR.   No. 37.   ,    FOUR PAGES
VANCOUVER, B. C, FRIDAY ftjpRNING, SEPTEMBER 23, ,1921
$2.60 PER YEAR
Intends   to   Call   Pan-
Pacific Conference
_ of Labor
Sees Danger of War and
Takes  Steps  to
Avert It
(W Francis Ahern)
^Australian Correspondent, Feder-
erated Press)  '
Melbourne—The recent all-Australian Congress of Trades Unions,
held In Melbourne, decided to call
a Pan-Pacific conference of the
workers of all countries bordering
on the FaclAc Ocean with the object of preventing a future outbreak of war in tho Pacific particularly and elsewhere generally.
This decision Is taken because lt
ll recognized ln Ausrtalla that the
present stage of keen imperial and
commercial rivalry . may lead to
trouble ln the Pacific at some date
In the near future.
There are Indications that, Just
ts Belgium and The Netherlands in
the past, formed the cockpit of Europe, so in the near future, if the
workers permit, the Pacific and the
Ihores on Us borders have been
mapped out by militarists and nav-
sliBts as the Infamous, and tragic
battleground for the next war of
the contending nations.
It ls contended that this new
curse of Imperial civilization and
expansion wtll deeply affect the
centres bordering tho Pacific.and
Australian labor will ask the work
•rs concerned not to stand Idly by
while the diplomats and capitalists
callously weave tho web of mllltar
Ism and navallsm which will inevitably enmesh the workers of tho
various nations In another blood
I bath of war and destruction.
Australian workers realize that
the danger of war In the Pacific Is
_ very real one, with no sign or
hope whatever that, so long as the
present rulers of the destinies of
the people retain control of national policies and treaties, the
threatened war will be averted.
They urgo that it is high time
that organized labor called a halt
to thiB mad, anti-social, war-mon
tering policy of their governments,
and refused any longer to accept
apathetically the decision of those
who in their pursuit for "glory"
and profits to exploit or bludgeon
the workers into suicidal war.
The decision of the all-Australian Congress of Trades Unions to
Instruct ItB Council of. Action to
open up Immediate communications
With tho organized workers of the
Pacific, in order to prevent the evil
plotting of imperial capitalism to
reach fruition, is most necessary at
the presont critical juncture of International affairs.
10
C0NI1IHEI
Wireless Monopolists Seek
to Restrict Competition
(By The Federated Press)
Washington.—Next comes the
private monopoly of the air.
Socialists have1 predicted this
seizure of the ownership of the atmosphere, but their statements
have until now been met with
|»ers.
Wireless monopolists are the first
to claim a special privilege In the
air, The big wireless corporations,
according to reports made to the
fovernments represented in the International Communications Conference in Paris, have pooled their
patents. There are only 140 possible wave-lengths, and then they
will be able to prevent the sending
of any wireless messages by rival
concerns, sinco they can interrupt
and blur the message by "breaking in" when the rival's message is
1ft process of being dispatched.
The International Communications Conference has debated the
situation. One suggestion ts that
the 140 wave lengths bc allocated
among the different nations,.- so
that each government could create
Its own radio monopoly or permit
private competition or monopoly.
To the idea of any distribution the
big radio corporations are bitterly
opposed.
This danger of a legally established private monopoly of the
use of the atr for wireless communication Is among the Issues
Ukely to be considered at the disarmament conference, so-called, ln
connection with 'the Issue as to Pacific cables.
Local   Committee   Has
Raised $00—Wants
More Helpers
The Famine Stricken Russia
Relief Committee appointed by the
Counoll of Workers Is making
good headway In the collection
of funds for the relief of the famine
sufferers. To date over $500 has
been raised. Two International
unions have contributed, they are
the United Brotherhood of Carpenters local 4B2, and the Bheet
Metal Workers.
The Street Railwaymen are to
take up a collection on pay day.
Donations have also been received
from outside points as far back
east as Alberta. Sympathizers who.
would care to assist in this work
can secure credentials and receipt
books from the secretary of the
committee, Mrs. Sutherland, 804
Pender Street West.
Patronize Fed. advertisers.
DR. CURRY TO
Tom Richardson to Contest South Vancouver Seat
Nell McLean opened the meeting last Sunday at the Royal
Theatre for the F. L. P. Dealing
with the unemployment and distress prevalent through all countries. He urged the workers of
Vancouver to utilize their knowledge of Capitalist society to better
their conditions. He commented
upon tho way employers class their
workers as hands not giving them
credit for having any heads. In
fact he thought the workers
could name ths football players
easier than name their bosses.
Urging upon the workers to organize industrially and politically
and destroy the present syBtem of
robbery and exploitation* and put
in Its place Socialism where those
who work eat and those who do
not work shall not eat. The speaker was followed w^lth interest and
several of his remarks were
greeted with considerable applause.
Comrade Wm. Ivens followed
next taking for his subject Evolution versus Revolution. Evolution is passing from one stage of
Society, that is from Capitalism to
Socialism by peaceful means. It is
different tactics ln the case of Revolution for that means nntagon
Ism. "What was needed was more
co-operativo effort between the
workers and to eliminate the indi
vidualism which is the cause of the
present, system. We can make our
Industrial and Political conditions
just what we like, whenever the
workerB begin to take an interest
In these matters. The speaker
urged tho great need of organization, education and agitation.
Next Sunday Doctor Curry is to
speak at Headquarters, 148 Cordova Street, West.
A nomination convention was
held on Monday at Headquarters.
Tom Riuhurdson was nominated
unanimously to run for South Vancouver.
A strong campaign committee
has been formed with Jack McMillan as Campaign Manager. Last
Saturday a conference of the mem
bers of the party was held and a
lively discussion took place. Nothing definite was arrived at and the
conference is to be resumed
Saturday, Sept. 24th, at 8 p.m., 148
Cordova Street West.
Dance to be held ln the Odd Fel
lows Hall, Main Street on October
8th ln aid of the Famine Victims
of Soviet Russia.
Convention of the party October
1st    at    Headquarters.      Further
particulars next week.    All mem
bers requested to attend the con
ference on Saturday.
The nomination convention was
adjourned until Tuesday evening
the 27th Inst, to consider the probability of contesting Burrard and
Centre Vancouver, this matter being laid over at the convention
held on Monday this week.
TO HAVE
CLEAR FIELD
IN 'PEG
Pritchard Selected by Nanaimo Workers for
Contest
Campaign to Be Opened in
Coal City on
Sunday
From the Atlantic to the Pacific,
the working class political arganl-
zations are showing activity, The
present Indications would show
that there will be more working
class candidates in the field than
ever. That there will be clashes
between the different expressions
of the working olass political
movement ls to be expected. One
example of harmony, however, is
more than pleasing, and that is in
the North Winnipeg constituency
where R. B. Russell, one of the
Winnipeg strike victims, has been
nominated by the Socialist Party
of Canada, he will be Unopposed by the Labor party of that
city. Having a clear field and only
the ruling class candidates to face
Russell should have a good chance
of election.
W. A. Pritchard who was arrested along with Russell! and who
did one year in goal In Manitoba,
is contesting the Nanaimo riding,
he not only having been nominated
by the Dominion Executive of the
Socialist   Party   of   Canada,   but
} selected by a meeting of
workers held in Nanaimo this
week. He has also been endorsed
by the workers of Ladysmlth. Prltchard will open his campaign on
Sunday by addressing a meeting In
the Coal City.
No Auxiliary Meeting
There will be no meeting of the
Women's Auxiliary of the p. B, U.
this week, owing to the fact that a
dance ls being held for the purpose
of raising funds for famine-stricken Russia, on the night of meeting
All members are, however, requested to attend the dnnee on Friday
night, and assist the committee.
Donations of cakes, etc, will be
much appreciated.
If you want some sample copies
of this paper for your neighbors,
call around to the office and get
them.
WHIST DRIVE AND DANCE
PENDER HALL, TONIGHT (FRIDAY),
SEPTEMBER 23
IN  AID  OF  FAMINE
STRICKEN RUSSIA*
_ Whist, 8 to 10; Dancing, 9 to 12
ADMISSION:   GENTS, 60c; LADIES, 25c
»iiiins"i ii.im-f«
ID.
All COLUMBIA
Candidate  for  Burrard
Will Speak for
S. P. of C.
The propaganda meeting of the
Socialist Party of Canada again
attracted a large audience last
Sunday night at .the Columbia.
W. A. Pritchard, the speaker of
the evening, was heard to great
advantage in an address lasting
well over the hour, in which he
dealt with a number of interesting matters, much talked about,
but little understood by the mass
of Society. The workers of Vancouver would do well to attend
these meetings every Sunday
night from now on. The political
atmosphere is now surcharged
with suspicions and general confusion of thought. Never before
did the,, administrators and apologists pf Capitalism appear in such
an unfavourable light. A clear
cut policy of progressive action
can only be found in the ranks of
Revolutionary Socialism; it awaits
tho approval and support of the
workers only, to make It effective.
Next week the speaker will be
J. D. Harrington, the Socialist
candidate for Burrard division in
the forthcoming Dominion Election. A big crowd will be present,
Qet there early.' Meeting begins
at 8 p.m.
m»niiiininm_«iiiin.nin..|inii|ini t i'«"tu« i
WARN1NQI
WE NEED HELP
r\ N Wednesday last fhe B. & Federationist, Ltd., and
^ A. .8. Wells, the managing editor, were served with
summonses for having, as the document served by the
representative of the foroes ot law and order states,
offered for sale a pamphlet in Which is advocated the use,
without the authority of law, of. force, violence, terrorism
or physical injury to person or property as a means of accomplishing a governmental change." The oharge will
be heard on Honday.
As The B, O.Tederationist, Ltd.," or the managing
editor, has only published ono pamphlet in the last few
years, to wit, Left Wing Communism (an Infantile Disorder), by N. Lenin, it is presumed that this is fhe
pamphlet referred to in the indictment.
Under the laws of the land we are restrained from
making any comment while the case is pending or before
the courts. '' What are you going fo do about it? Defense
will cost money.  Nuff said..
Cambie Street Gathering
Called Off Owing
.   to Rain
m
London Committee Offers
to Feed 100,000
Children
(By the Federated Press)
Moscow — Leon Trotsky, writing
ln the Pravda on the appointment
of tho former French Ambassador
Noulens as president of the International Relief Commission af
Paris, says: "Falling in his conspiracies as an instigator of intervention,, M. Noulens reappears as a
philanthropist. The revolution is
prepared for every attack and is
quite capable of overcoming M,
Noulens."
The London "Save the Children"
committee has ottered to feed 100,-
000 Russian children In the famine
regions.
A steamer has arrived from Stettin, bringing 150 tons of food, and
a train from Finland has brought
four carloads of rye for the famine
relief.
The Petrograd Economic Council has leased the Belt/, metal factory to a workers* guild for the
manufacture of agricultural Implements, the factory to give to the
state 80 per cent, of its manufactured product.
An unprecedented harvest has
been reaped in tho Petrograd province, amounting to from 2160 to
2520 pounds of corn per hectare (1
hectare equals 2% acres).
The Economic Council of Azerbaijan has undertaken the Irrigation of 50,000 hectares of land in
he Muga district. This work Is to
be accomplished with labor imported from Soviet Russia and Persia,
Danco Saturday
Don't forget the dance on Saturday night in the Pender Hall,
corner of Pender and Howe streets.
Oood music, a fine floor and every
accommodation. Admission, gents
50c. ladies 26c.
Impromptu   Meeting
Pender Hall Raised
$70 for Russia
Owing tp the inclement weather
last Sunday, the meeting which had
been announced would be held on
Cambie street grounds, for the purpose of raising funds for famine-
stricken Russia, was called off, and
an Inpromptu meeting held in the
O. B. U. Hall.
J. G. Smith, who acted as chairman, referred to the weather conditions, and announced that a collection would be taken for the relief of the sufferers from the famine In Russia.
J. Harrington, the first speaker,
dealt with the press stories, and instanced the publication by the CM
cago Tribune of a photo which was
supposed to depict the shooting of
peasants who had invaded Moscow,
when as a matter of fact, It was a
scene taken during the revolution
of 1917, as an Instance of capitalistic newspaper veracity.
He then dealt with former famines, and pointed out that lt was
nothing new for Russia, or other
countries, to suffer from periods of
drought, and showed how the immediate need for seed for fall sowing, if not met, would entail another famine next year.
In words which left no doubt ln
the minds of his hearers, the speak'
er drew a picture of the self ab'
negation of the Russian government in the interests of the people,
and stated that no other men could
have done more under the conditions that had prevailed than the
members of that government had
done, and that Instead of as the
press intimated, the present difficulties would not destroy the government but would still further
solidify the Russian people, and
the Soviet administration.
In a stirring appeal for aid for
Russia, he pointed out that the
school children and the Russian
soldiers were contributing much to
tho sufferers in the famine area,
and that lf the workers of tho
world would recognize that the
overthrow of the Soviet govern-
(Contlnued on page 8)
Were Marching to Protect
Fellow Unionists in
Mingo County
Murder of Hatfield and
Chambers Was Last
Straw
By ART SHIELDS
(Federated Press Staff Correspondent)
Charleston, W. Va.—Hundreds
of columns have been written
about the march of armed miners in West Virginia and the
battles on the (mountain, iridfces
bptween Coal River Valley and
Gnyan Valley on the frontiers of
Logan county. Most of the matter has been wldly inaccurate, but
that ls not the point I am driving
at here. The point I wish to make
Is that almost nothing has been
said about the real purpose of the
marchers.
It has been assumed generally,
where writers gave any attention
to the purpose of the march, that
the miners' flrst aim was to organizo Logan county. Tho real facts
are that Logan was only incidental, Logan happened to be in the
line of march toward the intended
goal—Mingo county.
Logan is a "scab" county, but
Mingo was orRanlzed by tho United Mine Workers early last year.
It was the first of the extreme
southwest counties to be won for
organization. However, in spite of
that fact, gunmen continued to
rulo Mingo as much as Logan. In
Logan they are called deputy sheriffs and in Mingo they are mainly
State militia and constabulary under State martial law. Thero Is
a difference in name but fundamentally the oppression is the
same. In neither county is there
any freedom of "press or assembly
and in each county something like
one hundred men aro In prison at
tho present time because they are
suspected of desiring these rights.
But the miners in the organized
fields react differently ln the two
cases. They feel that the oppression of tht; union men in Mingo
county Is more fundamentally
thcir business than the oppression
in the scab county.
Attacks  on tho tent  colony of
dispossessed    miners    and    their
(Continued on page 4)
Bitter   Feeling   Against
Japan and Britain
Prevails
Development on Western
Lines Is Proceeding
Apace
(By W. Francis Ahern)
(Australian Correspondent the Federated Press)
Sydney, N. S. W.—Rev» J. . C.
Keyte, M. A., chaplain to the Shantung Christian University, Tslnan
(China), and author of "The Passing of the Dragon"—the story of
the Shensi revolution—recently arrived in Australia, and gave the
-Federated Press Australian Bureau
some Important facts regarding the
China of today.
According to Keyte, China is
threatened with disruption. Provincial autonomy is being run to
death. The central government has
no power In the provinces. Coolies,
armed with modern weapons and
plenty of ammunition, are undisciplined and out of hand, with the
result that the army ls unamanage-
able.
The international outlook for
China is somewhat complicated.
Says Keyte: "China, today, regards
America as her truest friend. Alone
among the great powers, America
owns no concessions on Chinese
soil. She has returned most of her
Boxer Indemnity in the shape of
Taing Hwa College, which prepares
picked Chinese students for American universities, and also In bur-
(Continued on page S)
Jack London's Prediction
of Iron Heel Is Being
Vindicated
If local press reports be true,
then the KIu Klux Klan is invading
Canada. Those who have read
Jack London's "Iron Heel," will
remember that he predicted the
late war, and also suggested that
in the near future the iron heel of
capitalism in the forms of such
organizations as tho Klu Klux Klan
wouid bo instituted on this contl
nent. The following, clipped from
the local press, will Indicate jUBt
what la likely to happen In a coun
try adjacent to the United States,
and which is run and financed by
American capital:   ',
'There is now being organized in
London a Canadian jurisdiction of
the .Ku Klux Klan, and within fl
week, as an evidence of its organi-
tion, thore will be an automobile
parade of charter members arrayed in tho ghostly habit of the order, bearing on their breasts th'
red St. George cross. Ono member
of that party will wear the doubh
red cross on a yellow field, show
ing him to be a representative of
the Imperial Grand Dragoon, who
is the head of Anglo-Saxon Ku
Klux Klan of tho world."
27,033  "Transients"  Removed  by Southern
Pacific in Tear
San-Francisco—Times are hard
and getting worse in California,
This platitude ls illustrated by the
report that during the past twelve
months' the Southern Pacific' Railroad has removed 27,038 "trespassers" (meaning unemployed transients), from Its trains and yards;
while for August alone the number was 26,767, or about 95 per
cent, of the whole' year's pickups.
According to this record there
will be 800,000 by this time in 1922
—many of them figuring many
times over, of course.. State Labor
Commissioner John P. McLaughlin .calculates that 100,000 unemployed men will come to California
next winter from-other States, with
conditions here already in the state
indicated above. Last winter
brought 50,000, most of whom are
still here and still jobless.
E
er
Former Aristocratic Man*
sions Made Into Havens
for Recuperation
Patronize  Fed  Advertize.-,
MISTS GET
Another Plot Against Soviets
As was forecasted In Federated Press dispatches some weeks
ago, tho movement of the international bankers to destroy tho
Soviet Government of Russia already has begun. Tho following
cable from W. N. Ewer, the London correspondent, shows the
powerful forces taking advantage of famine conditions ln that
workers' republic to launch another attempt to overthrow tho
Soviets:
By W. N. EWER
(Federated Press Stuff Correspondent)
LONDON.—The Executive Committee of the Third Internationale at Moscow has issued an appeal to thc
workers of all lands to help prevent counterplots against
Soviet Russia on the part of the ruling classes of Europe,
who, hoping to profit by reason of the situation which tho
famine has produced, are already beginning another "intervention," The ""White forces" in parts of Russia,
says the appeal, are rapidly reforming. The Baltic States
are assuming a hostile attitude. Munitions are daily leaving Prance for Poland and Rumania.
Thc Executive Committee calls on the workers to withhold their aid in the loading of munitions, and urges
them to organize for the purpose of sei)ding food to the
starving peasants of Russia.
The appeal contains a special plea to the workers of the
English speaking countries—England, America, South
'Africa and Australia.
"Only a Labor and Peoples' relief movement," says tho
committee, "can prevent the capitalist classes from using
government relief schemes for political interference with
and the penetration of Russia. All collections should bo
eent to Russia under the control of the workers' representatives in the sending countries."
*+..*+-*■*••*•i».e,,s«s»S»*»*"S*
Government   of   Mexico
Deals With Organized Labor
Washington—Whilo Judge Gary
of the Unitfid Stales Steel Corporation Is on his way to Mexico City
on a "ploasuro" trip, tho director
goneral of tho Mexican railways has
notified tho offlcors of tho International Association of Machinists
here, to placo orders, with dims
fair to labor, for 1*5,000 tons of
p'oel rails and 3050 railroad cars
of various kinds. The orders are
conditioned on three years' credit.
Of tho cars, 2000 are to bo stand
ard box cars, 500 narrow gauge box
cars, 300 standard tank cars, 200
narrow gauge tank cars, and GOO
express cars.
Within threo or four years the
Mexican government will havo secured 800 locomotives in this country, through tho machinists. Many
of them will be mado by the Am'
erican Locomotive Works, and
som(. by the Vulcan Iron Works at
Wilkesbarre, Pa.
Says Counter Revolutions
Created  Havoc  and
Deranged Service
(By Eugene Lyons)
(Federated Press Staff Correspon^
dent)
Boston — P. P. Cosgrove, Just
back from Russia, where he attended the Red International Trade
.Union Congress, gave a vivid picture of life In Moscow at a joint
mass meeting of Lynn and Peabody, Mass., workers .under ^he
auspices of th^ Russian Famine relief conference, in Laster's Hall,
Lynn,
"Socialization as a tangible every
day fact," he said, "Is the Impressive thing about a stay in the city.
The telephone, the electric lights,
and such other services are available to all without any charge. The
sole function of street car conductors ls to prevent accidents. They
do not collect fares. Theatre tick'
ets are at the disposal of everyone
who works. He need merely apply
to his shop chairman to be provided with seats for any musical or
dramatic performance. •
"The hotel at which I stopped
was run In splendid shape, the bed
and table linen being much better
than in many in this country.
was given a room and a meal ticket good for food at tho hotel and
I learned soon enough that money
was of slight value In Moscow.
Each afternoon a man enme to the
hotel with a selection of tickets for
the various theatres and one had
only to make his choice and be pro
vlded."
Cosgrove remained in Russia
about three months, and spenf most
of that time in the capital nnd its
vicinity. Before his departure from
America ho hnd been among tho
organizers of the Workers Defense
conference in Boston. Enrlier ho
had been among the leaders of the
Lawrence strike in 1919, active in
the creation of the Amalgamated
Textile Workers.
"I mado an extensive trip," Cosgrove recounted, "Into the peasant
districts closo to Moscow, The
strongest memory I carried away
from that exporienco was of peasants constructing new homeB and
repairing old ones. With the wealth
of lumber heretofore guarded for
privato exploitation at Ia»t turned
over to them,, they hew the wood
and build It into places where they
live and work comfortably. This
availability of lumber is an element of the situation which unites
the \ peasant more closely to the
Soviets."
Speaking of the transportation
difficulties in Russia, he pointed out
that the havoc created by counterrevolutionaries, including the destruction of three thousand bridges,
is In large measuro responsible for
derangements of service.
When questioned about Bill Hay
wood, with whom he came Into In
Umatfi contnet ln Russia, Cosgrove
usserted with nssuranco that the I,
W. W. chief will not return to America. Haywood took a leading
part in the deliberations of the Red
International. Reveral other Americans participated.
An appeal for funds for starving
Russia was mado both by Cosgrove
and R. Zclmus.
Heatlh of Workers Is a
National Concern
Under Soviets
Editor's Note: In the fourteenth
of his Russian articles for the Fed-
reated Presh, Mr. Foster describe*
a Russian rest-home).
[By William E. Foster]
(Federated Press Staff Correspondent) ..
(Copyright 1921, by the Federated
Press)
A prime aim of the Soviet government Is to look after the health
of its workers. One of the means
to this end are the famous rest*
homes, of whieh there are hundreds scattered about the varioui
Industrial centres. These are country places, usually confiscated mansions of the aristocrats, where rundown workers, especially those
from the tobacco, chemical and
other health-destroying industries,
are sent to recuperate. In the resthomes the workers are taken ofl »
the usual restricted diet and given
practically unlimited food. They
have nothing to do but to eat and
to enjoy themselves. The workert
themselves, through their unions,
decide which of their number shall
enjoy the highly-prized two weeks'
vacation. The intention is, when
Rusaia becomes more prosperous,
to widely develop this institution.
Let me describe a trip I made recently to one of these rest-homei
about 20 miles from Moscow.
Wo were an automobile party of
five; the president of the all-Russian Trade Unions, a member ol
the former Hungarian Soviet government, a prominent German
trado unionist, the hitter's wife and
myself. After a wild drive through
the exquisitely beautiful country-
Russian chauffeurs always run Uk«
the devil, especially through crowded city sections—we finally arrived
at our destination about 9 p.m.
The rest-home was a great wh|t«
mansion. It was built upon a hill.
A11 about it lay well-kept parkland. In front a beautiful lake,
timbered to Its edges, lay shimmering ln the sun. Across the valley
nestled a tiny Russian church, with
its white walls and golden cupolas
standing out sharply against the
rich green foliage of the trees. A
quaint village sprawled halfway up
the hill. The whole was a picture
of exquisite beauty.
As we drove up the workers, men
and women, flocked out to meet us.
There were about a hundred or so
(Continued on page 8)
IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE
We read on tho editorial pago of
Tho Minnesota Bunker:
"Tlio open shop argument must
bo addrosned, therefore, to the bot
ter senso and judgment of tho conservative in organized labor. . This
is tho ideul thing to do and it cun
bo dono in many parts of the eountry. In others, whero the radical
element Is too strongly entrenched,
there ls, of course, but ono final
tiling to do and that ls to beat
them by force."
You see? An influential journal of bankers can advocate force
and nothing is done ubout it, but
a workingman reaching in his hip
pocket for a ping of tobacco runs
a chance of being hauled in for
"criminal anarchy."
Art Young in "Good Morning".
EVERY READER CAN HELP
Every reader of The Federationist can render valuable asslm-
nncc hy renewing their subscriptions as soon ns they arc due, and
and hy Inducing nnother worker to
subscribe, lt does not take much
effort to do this.   Try It.
Help  tho  Fed,  by  helping our
advertisers.
HARVESTERS I
UP AGAINST IT
Hundreds of Men Walk
Streets of Regina
Without Food
If press reports are correct the
predictions made that the move to
send the men to thc harvest fields
was for tho purpose of scattering
the unemployed, were not far from
thu mark. Local press reports indicate thut there is much suffering
amongst those who went to gather
Jn Canada's bumper harvest, but
tlio harvest was not one for these
that went to gather it, as tho following, clipped from the local press
would indicate:
Regina, Sept. 19.—Tho continued
wet weather hus developed a situation unequalled in the city's history. Hundreds of men are walking tho streets. There will bo na
work until harvest operations are
resumed, not before the end of ths
week at the earliest, and many
men are destitute.
Adjutant Robert Fullerton, ot
tho Salvation Army, and'president
of thc Reglna Ministerial Association, In a Btatement today said:
"Hundreds of men nro walking
the streets, Many have not eaten
for two days and they havo no
place to sleep, Tho Army ls doing
everything It can, but our resource,
aro limited. I would strongly urg«
that steps be takon immediately to
provide food and shelter for these.,
men until work In the harvest fieldi
starts again."
O. N. V. X. at Toronto
A branch of the Canadian Union
of Ex-Service men has been formed
at Toronto. The secretary of the
new local is W. Hart.
Meetings in O.B.U. Hall
For the Coming Week
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FRIDAY* September 23, 1921
DURING recent years women have
been given many so-called liberties,
amongst which are the franchise and the
right to sit in legislative halls, and to become cabinet ministers. These bourgeoise
concessions have
POLITICAL STARS brought many .wo-
AND men   to   the  fore-
UNEMPLOYMENT front in the political lifo of the nation. If we are to believe all thc stories
whieh have been from time to time published in the press of this country, and
particularly of British Columbia, no
greater star in the political' firmament
than the Hon. Mrs. Mary Ellen Smith has
been discovered. The luminosity of stars,
bc they political or otherwise, can, however, be concealed by cloudy or hazy conditions. So long as Mrs. Smith kept to
realms of which she knew something, such
as the need of pensions for mothers who
have not the support of a male member of
the species, her politieal brightness was
undimned by criticism from the ranks of
the proletariat. Being, however, -now on
an equal plane with men, and having
launched out on an orbit of which she has
not the chart, she like other politicians
that support the present order, must expect to meet with other bodies whieh will
possibly create a number of very bright
•sparks and at the same time obliterate
all of her former brilliance.
It is not unnatural for a woman who
has entered into the realm of politics to
co-iidfr that she is capable of understanding questions that affect the people
of a nation. In fact, in this respect, many
men who pose as statesmen have exactly
the same failing, and consider that, having entered politics, they are capable of
solving every problem, even including
tho greatest one that faces all nations,
namely, unemployment. Mrs. Smith being a provincial politician, takes a provincial outlook, and suggests that British
Columbia can solve the unemployed question in the confined area of the province,
and imagines that this can be done by the
people who reside in that circumscribed
portion of Canada buying only B. C.-made
goods. We will for a moment suppose
that the people in every province, every
country, and every town attempted to do
this, and succeeded, and ask the question, wouid this solve the unemployed
problem while the workers were producing more than they could, with the wages-
. received, buy back. The answer must of
necessity be in the negative, due to the
faet that the production of commodities
under the present system is not carried
on for the purpose of supplying the needs
of the people, but for the production of
profits—which must come from surplus
values—for a section of society which
controls the means of production, and by
that control, the lives of the members of
the working elass aro made more or less—
and usually more—miserable.
British Columbia has three basic industries, all of which depend on a large export trade for their property, and on
which all other activities depend. They
are lumbering, mining and fishing, the
two former of which are tho most important. Whenever one or all of these industries* due to the lack of a market, aro
compelled to close down, then all other
activities from the smaller manufacturing
plants to real estate and such other parasitic activities of the people are curtailed
and general business stagnation sets in.
In the year 1920, 25,000, workers engaged
in thc lumber industry created values to
the extent of $96,600,000; 18,000 miners
produced wealth to tho extent of $35,-
580,626; 17,000 workers engaged in the
fisheries added the respectable quota of
$20,000,000, while 8,000 men engaged in
a subsidiary industry, shipbuilding, created another $28,180,000 worth of wealth
in British Columbia, a not inconsiderable
amount when it is all added up, merely
a matter of $176,360,626, produced hy
68,000 workers. The lumber, fish and
minerals produced in tho year specified,
the extent of which the above figures
give some indication, could never be consumed under a wage system by the people
that produced them, proof of which is the
fact, that the lumber, fishing and mining
interests are seeking markets for their
products and tlie shipbuilding industry is
feeling the pinch because of the fact that
a market cannot be found and there is no
place to which tho wealth which was
created can be sent, hence the lack of
need for ships.
* * *
Examples by the score of the interlocking of industries and their dependency on
one another could bo quoted to prove the
point outlined above. It is not necessary,
however, to go beyond pointing out the
fact that every nation is now producing
surplus values, in other words, more commodities than can be disposed of; the
home market is a negligible quantity. It
is the market for the surplus over and
above that which can be consumed by the
people of a country which determines
whether industry shall bo carried on or
not. To what extent tho British Colum-
■bia interests depend on a foreign market
can be estimated fro mthe fact, that in
the year 1920 the approximate value of
lumber exported from B. C. to points outside of Canada, was close to $3,000,000.
The amount sent to other provinces in the
Dominion no doubt largely exceeded these
figures.
» * *
Another factor is, that commodities are
not produced for the home market, but
for a world market. The home product
will be sold in the home market, not because of the fact that it is produced
there, but because, quality and adaptability being equal, it can be sold the
cheapest. Thus even the workers, like
their masters, buy in the cheapest market.
Economic laws compel them to do this,
and all the idealism and loeal patriotism
cannot overcomS those economic laws,
whieh determine whieh commodities shall
be the more readily sold. Unemployment
is not a local question. While the Hon.
Mrs. Smith imagines it can be settled locally, so-called statesmen and public men
are announcing that it is a national problem, while the student oi modern society
claims that it is au international difficulty
which cannot be solved under a system
which is based on the production of commodities for profits, and which must of
necessity leave surplus values in the hands
of the employing class, which must be
disposed of beforo the cycle of industry
can again be put in motion. The only solution to unemployment is to allow' the
workers to consume that whieh they collectively produce, and by doing so, supply
their needs, and incidentally remove the
necessity of creating surplus values for a
parasitic class in society which never was
any good and never will be. The Hon.
Mrs. Smith, if she desires to shine in the
future, might well assimilate these facts
and line up with the forces which are
leading to freedom and the extinction of
politieal nonentities, who only stay-in the
limelight because of the ignorance of a
slave elass.
FBOM THE TIME when first the^news
of the famine conditions in Soviet Eussia was given to the world, rumors of
plots against the workers' republic have
been rife. Tliis week we learn that Great
Britain has sent a note
AID SOVIET to Soviet Bussia, ob-
RUSSIA jeeting   to   so-called
NOW breaches of faith with
respect to propaganda
and intrigue against the rule of Great
Britain in Central Asia and Arghanistan.
The British note calls for an explanation.
Irrespective of the truth of the allegations contained in the British missive, it
might well be pointed out that every British capitalistic newspaper, has during
the last three years and more, carried out
a persistent propaganda against Soviet
Russia.
* » •
Not has only propaganda been carried
on, detrimental to the workers' republic,
in the press, but every one' of the Allied
nations has assisted the reactionary and
counter-revolutionary forces that have
been arrayed against the Soviet regime.
There is no so-called democratic government in the world which could have stood
the onslaughts whieh have been made on
the Russian Soviet administration. Its
troubles and enemies are almost beyond
description. Yet in spite of that faet, it
still stands supreme, and safe even in the
midst of famine and disease, caused not
by drought, but by the onslaughts of the
capitalistic world. Under these conditions, the'appeal to the workers of the
Western World for aid in this their time
of need by the Bussian people, should find
a response in tho ranks of the working
class. For tho working class movement,
and their ideal, based not on the competitive system, but on the new' concept of a
form of society which would, if unmolested, givo plenty to every Bussian worker,
and eventually act as a stimulus to the
working class movement of-thc world,
the Bussians have suffered more than
-human tongue can tell, and more than any
writer could depict. That the workers of
this country will not let the appeal for aid
from famine-stricken and capitalistic- persecuted Russia fall on deaf cars we hope,,
and at this time we urge the workers of
this country to rocogngize this fact, that
on tho fate of thc present regime in Russia rests their future progress. To give
now is to savo suffering in the future.
Give until it hurts, and it won't hurt later,
if the workers of the world say so loud
enough, there will be no further onslaughts on the workers of Eussia, and
aid will be rendered in the hour of need.
THE LIBERAL .chieftain, Hon. Mackenzie King, has fired his first shots in
the eleetion campaign. With many words,
and little reason, he has proclaimed to the
people of this country why the Meighen
administration should
THE COST bc   relegated   to   the
OP limbo    of    forgotten
GOVERNMENT things. With that wo
havo no quarrel, but
wc might ask what has the Liberal leader
to offer in the place of it which will be of
benefit to the only useful section of the
people of this country. Amongst his cries
arc to bo found suoh wordy nothings as
"the ship of state in Canada today is burdened with unnecessary cargo, and covered with barnacles, which add to the
cost of government." Another of his
election slogans is: "It is for the principle of a tariff for revenue that the Liberal
Party has stood for in bygone years. It
is for that tho Liberal Party stands for
today." In order to camouflage the issue
between the ruling class and the workers,
he says;
"I believo the people of Canada
have had enough of coalitions. They
want an end of coalitions. They want
a government of one mind and of one
purpose; not a group or class government."
* * .
Now the statements of the Liberal
would-be premier do not show consistency. That ho does not realize this is
not our fault, and ho may be honest in
making tho statements that he has done;
that; however, is due to thc fact that he
has not. while aspiring to be leader of a
government realized just what are the
fnuetions of a governing body. H6»com-
plains of the cost of government* and
seeks retrenchment in this respect, just fa
a manufacturer seeks a curtailment; of expenses in running his factory, yet at the
same time he states he does not wish a
group or class government. We can understand any ruling class wishing to rule
its slaves at thc least possible cost, but the
fact that government exists at all jwoves
that there must be a class conflict, and a
subjeet class. The manufacturer seeks to
reduce the cost of production, the ruling
class, which is composed of employers and
financiers, seeks to reduce ths cost of government, because that cost is borne by
that class. But what on earth has the eost
of government to do with the governed,
any more than the cost of production has
to do with the exploited wage slave? Perhaps before the election is over, the workers will realize just how important these
questions are to them; if they do, the ruling class of this country will get a bigger
scare than Arthur Meighen has as to what
the results of the election wilfbe. There
is little doubt that the present administration will be defeated, but the fact remains that if the Liberals are elected, the
workers will still be workers, their masters still their masters, even though it
may cost them less to govern an ever-in-
creasingly unruly bunch of slaves.
AT last we know the truth. After many
years of weary searching, we are now
able to, as a patent medicine advertisement expressed it, "touch the spot."
The spot on this occasion, being the pre-
'Vailing unemployment.
SOLVING The   Bolsheviki   move-
THE ment of this country has
UNSOLVABLE moved from Winnipeg
to Vancouver. This
movement is so strong that it "meets"
every night in the city, and is the cause
of unemployment. At least this is the situation as summed up by Mr. J. A. Cunningham, if press reports as to his utterances bofore the B. C. Manufacturers Association are in any way the reflection of
his opinion. In a local paper, Mr. Cunningham is quoted as having expressed
the above opinion, and is reported to have
said:
"Contending that men are drifting
into Vancouver from camps, canneries and the prairies, under the assumption that there is much work
here—the result of misleading propaganda that is being distributed by the
radicals, the speaker made an eloquent plea for unrestricted co-operation on the part of the members present to stem the tide of regrets.
"A rock-pile is not the solution fo
the problem," said Mr. Cunningham.
"What we want is-constructive measures to solve the situation," whereupon the association went on record
to support the proposal as outlined
by tlie Economic Council. < _>
While we may not be able to understand the bourgeois mind, we are at a loss
to understand, that while it is reported
that the local unemployed situation is
much improved, the charge is made that
men are drifting into Vancouver because
of "radical propaganda." At the same
timo we are under the impression that thc
tide of regrets which Mr. Cunningham is
alleged to have referred to, are not the
ones wliich he mentioned, but the tide of
regrets whieh the manufacturers of this
Province is swamped with owing to the
fact that it is impossible to start np producing commodities due to the state of
the world's markets.
•   ■    '* •
We are quite in agreement with the
suggestion that a roek-pile is no solution,
but at the same time recognize that such
platitudes as "unrestricted co-operation
on the part of the manufacturers" will
solve nothing, and that it is so easy to
talk and not know what one is talking
about. It may not be generally known
amongst thc employers of this Province,
that the spread of Bolshevism, which we
suppose to be a new term for radical ideas,
is due to the fact thaKthe employers of
this part of the world cannot employ the
workers. That is, howover, the truth of
the situation. If thc employers want to
prevon^ the spread or inculcation,of the
idea of a new form of society in this country amongst the workers, all they have to
do is to give the workers a job, and they
will havo touched the spot. Failing that,
the workers themselves, will be compelled
to seek a hand-out or some other means
of satisfying thoir wants. If the Manufacturers Association or the Economic
Council can give all the workers jobs,
and pay them wages whieh will prevent
the spreading of radical ideas, the rock-
pile will not be necessary, and there will
be no radical ideas. It is so easy and w^e
leave it to Mr. Cunningham to see that
tho solution of the trouble is provided,
and hope that he won't suffer a headache
in his efforts to apply the solvent.
LONDON LETTER
(By Evelyn Sharp, Federated Preasfmajo-lty on the councils, a kind
L
Staff Writer)
ONDON.—A vistor to London  ***? be born
of Soviet revolution   in    England
today would be chiefly struck
by the fact that, according to
the newspaper posters, our interests are centred in two things, the
arrival of Charlie Chaplin and the
close of the cricket season. Probably it is not without design that
the capitalist press conveys this
impression of an England fiddling
while many Romea burn. It would
not do to let the world know that
underneath this assumption of
frivolity are all the thinking people
—workers, too, think of It!—who
are perfectly aware that Ireland
has reached a grave crisis ln Its
affairs, that the trouble in India Is
serious, that Allied policy more
than failure in crops has brought
millions in Bussia to starvation
and disease, that the unacknowledged failure everywhere of capitalism is creating a crisis of the
first magnitude in Oermany and
threatening to produce one here.
Thirty Labor members of the
Poplar Borough Council, including
George Lansbury, are liable to imprisonment because of their refusal
to levy locally such metropolitan
dues as the police rate, asylums
rate, and so on, whioh apply to
London as a whole and not to
Poplar particularly. They have
been driven to take this stand because, forced to deal with the unemployed by the failure of the
government to grapple with the
unemployment problem themselves, they have set the oxample
to other boroughs of paying adequate Instead of Inadequate out-
relief to the starving poor of Poplar, and thus are unable to meet
the other claims made upon them
by the County Council and the
State.
The real points at Issue, of
course, are (1) the queatlon of
equalization of London rates
whereby the richer boroughs
would not„be let off with smaller
rates because they have no poor to
support, and (2) the question of
tho maintenance of the unemployed, which the government has tried
to shelve by leaving theso unhappy
people to starve on out-relief.
Poplar has refused to let them
starve, and has thus brought the
whole problem to a head. Other
boroughs are now following suit,
and it may be that in thts form of
local revolt, where Labor is in a
The capitalist press Is seeking to
counter this agitation by an Insidious campaign for abolishing
out-relief to able-bodied men altogether, thus forcing them to accept
any wages. It remains to be seen
whether they will dare to put such
a policy into effect
The recent communications of
M. Philips Price, the correspondent
of the Daily Herald," reveal a very
interesting, if critical, situation in
Germany. The murder of Erzberger, which seems almost certainly
to have been engineered by the extreme Royalist and militarist faction, might,be taken as' a kind of
test of anti-militarist feeling there,
and as such it reveals a unanimous
determination on the part of the
workers, at all eventH, to have
nothing to do with any attempt to
restore the old regime. Trade
union leaders, representing 11,000,-
000 workers, have interviewed the
German chancellor, demanding
that measures be taken for protecting the republic and for suppressing the glorlflers of political
murders; while an attempt to commemorate the Tannenberg victory
over the Russians In 1914 led to
a riot on the part of the Communists.
Of course, pacifism of this sort is
political rather than ethical, and
the debates at the recent congress
tn Berlin of the German Communist party (now the second largest
ln Europe) show thcir belief that
the country is on the verge of a
political and economical upheaval
which can scarcely be achieved
without force. One curious .symptom at the congress was seen in
the prevailing idea that the Russian Communists now represented
caution and compromise, as compared with the German Communists.
But thelatter have to contend
with the universal apathy of the
workers, brought about by underfeeding and the pressure of the
ailed "sane/Ions," and it is possible
that such "natural" causes may
still stave off the crisis, It Ib evident, however, though the ordinary
newspaper seems to ignore the fact,
that there is plenty of material in
Germany for a Communist coup,
given the leadership and ithe
energy.
will enable the conservative monarchists to enter the government
which heretofore they claimed was
too liberal,
Bucharest—Rosta Wlen: In the
military prison of Galatz are 11
Socialists who have been beaten
daily by their guards. They have
finally gone on hunger strike, demanding that the beating Bhall
cease, and that they shall have $
hours dally in the courtyard.
Paria—Rosta Wien: The revolutionary executive of thie. trade union
of railwaymen calls upon its' members to contribute one day's pay
for the hungering Russian proletariat. At the some time the members ot the union are called upon
to boycott the transport of munitions to Poland and Roumania,
New Tork—Rosta Wien: The
children's picnic of the American
Relief committee for the children
of Soviet Russia, yielded f 1500 for
the relief funds.
What   about
subscription ?   -
your    neighbor's
IN DEFENCE
To correct ay mliundtrstandini
which msy nave arisen from statements made hy enemies ox rivals
of the Local Branch of the Amalgamated Society of Carponters
and Jolnera, the officers of tht
society are compelled to announce
that they are not and never have
been under any kind ef euspeaiiom
flom Headauartew.
(Signed) T. B. OOOPH
W. TAYLOR
W. BRAY
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World News in Brief Paragraphs
Oklahoma City—Almost 10,000'
persons are looking for work ln
four principal cities of Oklahoma,
according to a survey just made
public by Claude Connolly, State
Labor Commissioner. Building
workers and railroad shopmen are
the most seriously affected. The
city of Tulsa leads in the number
of unemployed with 4645, Oklahoma City has 3210 out of work, Muskogee 1740 and Enid 130.
It was alleged against two Black-
and-Tans, who rocently were sentenced to ten years' penal servitude
by a Galway court-martial, that
after breaking into a house at Salt-
hill they compelled two men lodgers to walk naked among broken
bottles.
The British Save-the-Children
Fund has sent 1100 tons of foodstuffs for the relief of the children
in the province of Saratoff.
The London Daily Hcral'd's slogan, "Go to the Guardians," is acting as a fiery cross to the workers
in London areas. Thousands nro
daily going te the guardians for relief, and in many cases they are
6
Don't forget that slogan during the
election, and especially on election day.
It is: "The working class and its interests
—first, second and all the time."
 I   ^   ,
Government in the United States, under
Republican form, judging from the happenings in Virginia, looks much like government by the Democratic Party. The
slaves aro still slaves, and when they become restless, the same old repressive
measures are used. Liberal-minded slaves
in Canada please note.
After having saved democracy and
given the right of self-determination to
small nations, by placing certain peoples
under certain governments which suited
British interests, Lloyd George has arrived at the conclusion that bloodshed is
better than tfie disruption of a political
organism, even though the people who uro
being coerced into being a part of that
organism, object. Such is the democrucy
which was won on tho battlefields of
Francft nnd Flandera.
'receiving   additional   measures M
relief, as a result of this form of
activity.
During a dispute recently, the
workers employed by Cleve & Co.,
at Bruree, County Limerick, tho
workers took over the mills and
bakery which they had been employed in.
Over the door of the entrance
was printed in large capitals:
BRUREE     SOVIET    WORKERS'
MILLS.
WE  MAKE  BREAD,  NOT
PROFITS.
On a poster the following appeared In bold headlines:
'Bruree mills and bakery are
now the property of the workers.
The mills and shop are open for
the sale of bread, flour and meal.
it is hoped to reduce prioes and do
away with profiteering within a
day.
"By order of the workers.'1
When the premises were taken
over the Red Flag was hoisted on
the building.   _.
Petrogrrnd — Rosta Wien: The
first shipment of food, drugs tyid
clothing, amounting to three tons,
sont by the Swedish Communist
Party, has arrived here by way of
Reval.
Jobless  Slaves  Sold  by
Auction at Boston,
Mass.
(By the Federated Press)
Boston, Mass.—The old slave
market custom in these free United
States of America has been revived.
Men, both black and white, recently were "sold at auction" to the
highest bidder, from the Parkman
bandstand on Boston Common.-
Stripped to thn waist, the men
mounted the bandstund and stood
stolidly bofore the assemblage, hat-
loss and collarless, aud an auc
tlonoer, Urban L. Ledoux, placed
his hand upon the bare shoulders
of each man ln turn, stating his
plight, Imploring that someone
como forward and- buy. At his command tho men went through various exercises to show their muscles.
The "slaves" were jobless men,
Only two were "sold," while many
more stood ready to go on the
block,
Jim Ferris, 29-year-old overseas
veteran, was the first "slave" to go
on the block. He was turned
around slowly and posed In every
possiblo position to show the ply of
his muscles. **
"You used him In the war, what
will you do with lt now? What
price am I offered for this man?"
the auctioneer shouted to the
crowd.
There was no answer.
"Shall lt go starving now that
you have no further uso for it,"
went on the auctioneer mockingly,
"Get down," he ordered Ferris.
"They won't take you; perhaps
they'll take your dog."
They did. After much bidding
it was sold for %. and the dog was
generously handed back to the ow-
nor.
The two men who were sold were
Joe Mitchell, a 80-year-old Negro,
who said he had been out of work
for-six months and averaging'two
meals a week, and Willie Davis,
homeless 18-year-old boy "from the
farm." The remaining seven and
many more liko them, said the auctioneer, "are still for sale."
Ledoux Ib the grand high priest
of the "Shorn Lambs of Labor." He
has established a home, eating
place and employment agency for
Boston's down and outers and ls attempting to wake up Boston'* "clv-
*<*■ consciousness,"
Copenhagen—Rosta Wien: The
chairman of the national trade
union organization has announced
In the Social Democrat that the national organization will undertake
a collctcion in aid of the famnio
sufferers In Soviet Russia, and calls
upon the sections to take up the
work with energy.
Tho Danish Communist Party,
the United Trade Union opposition,
and the Young Communists have
held •&. Russian Day recently,
The workers have been called upon
to subscribe their whole day's
wages to the funds,
Owing to the attitudo of the trade
unions, lt Is now possible that the
whole work of relief in Denmark
will be neutralized In the hands of
a committee.
Budapest—Rosta Wien: The minister o£ thc interior has declared
the Republican Party of Hungary
to bo dissolved on account of "the
Illegal object and tho dangerous nature of their organization, not only
for the constitution, but also for
the public ordor." ThlB indicates
a victory of the Legitimists,  and
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Men's    Shirts,    doublo    sown,
grey military  $1.38
Men's Black Shirts from..11.25
Blue Chambray Shirts ....(1.35
MEN'S OVF.KALLS
Double knee and seat, brown
khaki  $2.S0
Heavy   blue   denim,   double
sown $2.00
Heavy     black    denim,    high
waist .'. $2,00
MEN'S    WORK    BOOTS   IN
ALIi THE POPOIjAB
MA1.ES
Leckie's, Ahrlns, Dayfoots Md
Hydro City from, palr....$5.00
It is better to look over our
stock and see the quality, then
decide,
Fine boots for city or.country
wear, ln good variety.
_3TANFIELI>>S UNDERWEAR
Oreen Label, suit  $3.50
Bed Label, suit . ,. $4.50
Blue Label, suit  $5,50
Black Label, suit  $0.50
WEN'S RUBBER GOODS AUK
REDUCED IN PRICE Df
ALL LINES
Hip Boots  $7.fco
Three-quarter Boots $0.60
Knee Boots _ $5,50 /
Laced Boots  ...$1.00
Raincoats in Blaok
Long  $0.00
Medium   $5.00
Short    $3.00
Olive
Long    	
Medium  .....
Short  	
..$7.5*
..$0.50
..$1.00
W. B. Brummitt
18 snd 20 Cordova Street West
and 444 Main Street
Ring up Phone Seymour 2351
'or appointment
Or. Wt J. Curry
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VANCOUVEB, R ft
J. H. MORE
Fine Tailoring
CLEANING and  PRESSING
Pbone Fair. .852
234 BROADWAY EAST
BEST VALUE IN THE CITY
EUREKA
TEA CO.
W7 DUNSMUIR STREET
Fresh Roasted Coffee Dally
Teas and Coffoo, 3 lbs. lbr $1.00
and up.
ALVIN ROOMS
56 CORDOVA ST. E.
Quiet and Reliable
A Working Man's House
All   modern   rooms.,    Ratea
reasonable.
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phone Sey. 5926.
Office address, 712 Board of
Trade Bldg.. Vancouver, B.O.
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sending ln the subscription of yaw
friend or neighbor.
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Unlon OMollis, write for pricei.    Wt
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In that dark hour when sympathy and best service count bo
much—call up
MOUNT PLEASANT
UNDERTAKING CO.
233 KINGSWAV, VANCOUVER
1'hone Fairmont 68
Prompt Ambulance Service
EMPIRE CAFE
AND GRILL
"A Good Placo to Eat"
HASTINGS AND COLUMBIA STS.
•FOUR MINUTES TO COMPLETE
CALLS TO VANCOUVEB ISLAND
Hnve yoa triod tbo long distance
tolophooe Bprvico between ths main-
land and Vaneoaver Inland lately!
The additional submarine cable gives
ample facilities, and the average call
Is completed in four minutes.    That's
Grotty good going, whon it is remora-
ored that Central hunts up tht party
wanted and gots him on tha line. Try
it and see.
7 p.m. and 8' a.m. yoa get
threo times tbe day period st Us
same price.
BRITISH   OOLTTMIBA   TBLEPHONB
OOMPANT
/BB SUBB TOU OBT
VAN BROS.
wB___r tod ask roa
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ul Non-alcoholle wlaeg ot oO
—OAS
UNION   HUN'S   ATTENTION _TBJOAT pepipmber IX.
W.SA
What WiB It Cost?
Tow teeth need attention. Ton know i*, bnt art
putting it off because yon are afraid it will cost
more tban yon ean afford.
My new scale of prices brings the best dentistry
within the reach" of any {{ergon.
C&U at my office, or phone me and I will quote
my price on work such as you want.
Bemember, these prices are for work ot the
highest class—using the best materials^-giving
you dentistry which means perfect teeth. My
guarantee is behind it.         * ",,
Dr. BRETT
ANDERSON
Sclentlflo methods for relieving pain In all work-
Complete X-Ray dental
equipment—My own lab-
orator.
602 HASTINOS ST. W.
Corner Seymonr
PHONE SEYMOUR SSS1
Office Open Tuesday and Friday
Evening!
DE.  BRETT ANDERSON, formerly member of tb. holly of tk.
College ot Deutletrr, Unlfeieitr of Southern California, Leetttrer .
on Grown and Bridgework, Demonatralor in Flatework and Opera* \
Ut. Dentistry, Local and Oeneral Anaesthesia.
THIRTEENTH YEAH.    No. tt    T___\   BRITISH   COLU'LlBlA' FEDERATION IS
1'      VANCOUVER, i
Lumber WqHi $rat' "
News and Views
Victqry Bonds Accepted at Par for Dental Work
San Francisco—Tho Rank and
frilo Lajjor Foderation Is taking
steps to organize all the building
trades unions 111 the Bay District
into one central body, In order to
eliminate Jurisdictional disputes,
The Federation has  been refused
the uss of the Building Trades
Temple for a meeting for this purpose, even though the general conference committee, representing the
Federation, offered to pay for an
evening's occupancy of one of the
halls.
Help Famine Stricken Workers and Peasants
IN SOVIET RUSSIA
TWENTY MILLION OF OUB DROUGHTSTRICKEN
COMRADES,   WORKERS   AND   FEASANTS  IN
SOVIET RUSSIA CALL FOR OUR ASSISTANCE    i
How Much Will You Give to Help Them?
Will you feed 100 children today at« eost of only 5 per
cent, per child?
A Total Contribution of   .....$5.00
Will you feed 20 families todsy at a eost of only 25 per
cent, per family?
A Total Contribution of $5.00
Will you feed 10 families today at a cost of only 25 per
cent, per family?
A Total Contribution of   $2.50
Will you feed 20 children today at a cost of only 5 per .
cent, per child?
A Total Contribution of   .$1.00
TOU MUST GIVE ALL YOU OAN AND GIVE AND
GIVE AGAIN!
Send All Remittances to
TRE  FAMINE   RELIEF  COMMITTEE   FOR  TBE
.DROUGHT-STRICKEN IN SOVIET RUSSIA,
P. 0. Box 3591, Station B, Winnipeg, Man.
Secretary, Miss A. Schultz
Form brandies  everywhere,  and  affiliate with the
Central Office at the above address,  Collect funds, grain,
etc., and ship to the Central Committee, advising when
having done so.
^pOt&Sriq^
WORKERSJUNION,
ror Twenty Tun wt ban limed thli Union Stamp tor nie under onr
VOLUNTARY   ARBITRATION CONTRACT
OUB STAMP INSURES:
Peaceful Collective Bargaining
Forbids Both strlkee and Lookouts  ,'
Disputes SettM by Arbitration
Steady Employment ud Skillod WotkunWlf
Prompt Deliveries to Dealers aad Public
Peace and Success to Workors ond Employers
Prosperity of Shoo Making Communltlei
As loyal union toon and women, wo aek
you to demand shoes bearing the abort
Union Stamp on Solo, Insole or Lining.
BOOT AND SHOE WORKERS' UNION
246 SUMMER STREET, BOSTON, MASS. v
ColUs Lovely. General President.    Charles L. Balne, Oeneral Bee-Tress.
UNIOJ^STAMPl
Jictory
COAST DISTBIOT f
During the past week _ report
has been f received from Ocean
Palis to the effect that Camp 7 hag
had to shut down on account of
shortage ot scabs. It als.o stated,
that Camps A and B were work
ing short handed and that the
foreman at camp A went crazy,
probably the ten hour day got on
his nerves. Camp 17, according
to the report, if doing vtay well,
the men are working barely eight
hours and some of the contract
fallers are kicking because they
cannot work the full ten hours In
the woods. An attempt is going to
be made to keep this camp running till-Christmas so there ls plen
ty of time to make it * Union
camp, experienced loggers are
getting scarce and the labor skinning Lumber Barons will soon be
forced to give better conditions in
order to hold their men,. Several
camps have already come through
with Blight increases of wages and
Dempseys have had to improve
the quality of the hay and oats In
order to pacify the slaves. The
Whalen Company has been advertising for men for a few days now,
they are apparently having trouble
in getting them for the wages
offered. Bernards Camp have a
crew of 116 men and from reports
receives) from that camp it is
learned that a meeting was to be
held on Sunday September 18th at
which a delegate would be elected,
and that camp promises a renewal
of Its one time activity. •
Up to a few weeks ago, thts
camp was one of the best on .the
coast, when operations were curtailed and finally stopped altogether, with the slight revival in
the lumber trade the camp opened
up and It Is expected that it will
shortly take its place among the
active camps of which there are
too few. The Camps of the Hastings Company at Rock Bay and
the camps at Comox are start Jing-
Iy inactive, there are a few good
men in the Hastings Camps but
they ara hopelessly outclassed by
the dead ones who are cringing
beneath the frowns of the boss
Who has issued a ukase that there
must be no meetings held or camp
delegates elected, and of course a
bunch of grown men are willing to
sit back and let one puny Individual in the shape of a boss tell
them what they shall or shall not
do. This outfit is apparently not
satisfied with crushing their manhood out of the men in camp, they
have even blacklisted men who
have come to the Union Hall in
town, and If anybody has the temerity to try and hold a meeting in
camp he is canned. Some day
there is going to be a reaction
against this intolerable state of
affairs and it cannot come any too
soon, all that Is needed Is for the
slaves to wake up and realize their
strength and we are patiently
waiting for the day.
ADDRESS WANTED
Will the member who sent
letter from Edson, ' Alberta, and
forgot, to sign his name to it, please
send his name and' full address to
headquarters, (1 Cordova St West,
Vancouver, B. C
it
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IXiOBISTI AND NUBSEBYMEN
8—STOBES—«
tt Hutlngi Street But 728 Oranvttla Street
Seymour 988-672 Seymour 8813
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Cascade Beer is made in Vancouver by Vancouver men. Last year $200,000 was paid in
Vancouver for making Cascade Beer.
The plant in which Cascade is brewed is ths
most modern in Canada. No expense has been
spared to turn out a pure, wholesome, full
strength beer. .There are no flat bottles in Oas.
cade Beer.
Slater':
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Special deliveries fre* ef charge os
Saturdays to Eut End, Hutinga
Townsite. Vsncouver Heights, Klngs-
waj, Truer Avenue, Msln Street,
Fslrrlew West Avenues, Weat Fnd aad
Point Orer.
131 Hustings St. E.
830 GranvUle St.
3260 Main St.
1191 GrauyiU* St
Pbone Say. 3262
Pbone Sty. 866
Phon* Pair. 1683
    Phone Sey. 6116
Don't bo afraid to pbone yonr orders.
KAS0.OQPS,
The pole camps at Blue River
are still working and the members there are still doing their'
share towards keeping this district
in the fight. How about some of
the other .camps? Have you * delegate (here, and lf not why haven't
you? Enderby and Merritt have
not started to log yet, although it
is reported that they will start
this fall.-
The boys who went to the
prairiea are doing flne. The wages
were set for $4.00 but the boys
who went there from' organized
points in the West have organized
on the Job aad ia the towns, boA
the result is that they are getting
at least $6.00 In many places $6.00
and la some cases $7.00. The
farmers in some cases have used
the tactics of the blacklist and
have ealled on -the police to make
the workers take the going wages
or to move them out of town; but
they have not secceedeti very well.'
Many of the boys who went from
this dlstriot aro writing in and tell
Ing of the organization work that
is being carried on; and the education that some of the unorgan
ized workers are getting. If they
bring that spirit baok to the woods
with them lt will certainly mean a
boost for the L. W. I. U. this fall.
Conditions ln this office continue
to show Improvement over the
summer months. Many of the
members who have been out on
odd jobs, such as haying, road
work, etc., are drifting in and paying bank dues, in most cases paying up to the ond of the year and
sometimes several months in 1922.
That is the Spirit that will carry
us through the hard times, and
le^ve us ready to do battle on tho
Job for better conditions and short-'
er hours. It seems that the cool
weather was the stimulant that
was needed to wake' us up, and
make us think. Of course our
kind masters were also on the Job I
and did their part to keep us ln
the fight. They Jumped right in
when they thought we were "all
in" and tried, and in some cases
suceeded ln bringing back the ten
hour day, and poor camp conditions. In doing so they cut their
own throats, for action of that
kind shows the workers more
clearly tlmn all the preaching we
cari do that we must stay organized or go further down the social
ladder and adopt poorer living
conditions than ever before. They
emphasized the foolishness of the
argument used by the reformers,
that Capital and Labor must got
together; ""or that they have any
Interests in common. This has
happened not only in the lumber
Industry, but in all others as well.
The railroad workers and the miners are awakening to the fact that
some action is necessary and all
signs are that they will soon take
whatever action is necessary
■     On II. C. Goods ;
!      s Sept'Sib, 19021
■To the Editor B. C. FederationiBt: Dear Sir—A snort time ago I
was discussing go^er^l cpnditkms
with a commercial -traveller. He
mado a" statoment which he
(.thought showed conditions up In
1 tjwir, true ' light. He said: "Mr.
Friih, I saw an add. the other (lay
Which, I thought was pretty good,
and the add, read: 'Tou sleep on
a bed made in New Tork, ypu eat
your breakfast bacon put up ln
Chicago/ and a few other statements, and then the add. went on
to wonder at the unemployment,
and then wear Leckie's shoes,
made In B. C." "Taj," I replied,
"Fine, very fine Indeed, but for
myself I hate and detest hypoc-
racy." I then told hini a !.ttle
incident which took place a while
ago. A traveller came into my
store and tried to sell me somo
running shoes. I told him that
the running shoes which I was
handling gave good satisfaction
and the price was the best I oould
find. He took up a running shoe
and examined it, and noticed it
was stamped on tha sole "U. S. A."
He then turned to me and asked,
"Mr. Frith, where do you buy
them?" -I replied, "From Leek
ile." He replied, "I thought so
Their travellers go hollering all
over the eountry 'guy Canadian
goods. Buyl made In B. C. goods,'
but show them a ohance to save
a few cents and" then B. C. goods
or Canadian goods are no more
to them than any other,
\ Yours very truly,
ARTHUR FRITH.
8813 Main St,
Bead The Federatlonist
Editor B, C. Fedorationist: I
wish more returned soldiers would
read The Federationist a^d other
papers expressing similar views. It
sjjre is some democracy we have
fought for. Some Itme after coming bock I "lad to pay 3 per cent,
of my wagei to the Patriotic VwtA
for one year.
How % Russian
Workers Rest
(CftpUnuea trom paf» 1)        J
1^'yggim
Very Complicated
Outlook for China
(Continued from page 1)
the Patrlotlo Fund
Luckily I had some!
money in the bank, as I did not
make enough money to keep myself during that year. This same
railroad official that coerced the
men into paying to tho Patriotic
Fund had thc nerve to tell the
shopmen's committee that tho men
had .delivered him an ultimatim,
after giving.-him 30 days, and a
furthor 10. days to negotiate a wage
schedule. He wielded so much
power that he was known as the
Supreme Ruler of the North."
I have repeatedly drawn attention of the militia department that
I was sent to the front physically
unfit, whereas others got proper
medical attention before going to
the front, evidently there is no redress for some people.
Yours truly,
THOMAS ASHTON,
Ex-Private Edmonton Fusiliers.
Fresh Meat Dept.
Good Pot Roasts from, per lb lOo
VANCOUVER BREWERIES
Limited
Oood Oven Roasts from, lb 10c
Prime Rib Rolled Roasts, lb...20c
Uenuino   T-Bone   Roasts,   Ib 300
Genuine  Sirloin Roasts, per lb.....26c
Finest   Boneless
lb.  _.	
Stew   Beof,   por
 18 l-2o
GENUINE  SPRINO IAMB
Lamb  Stow,   por lb.  ...____...... 115c
Lamb Shoulders,  por lb, 23 1-20
Lamb Loins, por lb. .  28 l-2o
Lamb  LegB,   por lb.  ._____._ 35c
VEAL
Veal  Stew,  per lb. 121-2c
Veil  Shoulders, per lb. __". 16o
Venl  Loins,   pur\b.  .  2Rc
Veal Lobb, per Ib _ 20c
BUTTER  BUTTEB  BUTTEB
On salo on  Saturday morning,  from
7 a.m.  to   11 a.m., No.  1 Alberts
Creuinery Butter, 8 lbs. for ....$1.18
BONELESS ROLL BAOON
Slater's Boneless Roll   Baeon,   on
sale Friday and Saturday, 3 lbs.
Sinter's
lb.
Famons   Plcnie
Rama,   per
 24 1-20
LARD   IARD   LABD
On sale Satnrday morning from 7
a.m. to 11 n.m. The finest Pure
Lard, por lb. _. 20c
sarles at American universities for
Taing Hwa graduates.
"Unhappily, whilst nineteen out
of every twenty have these warm
sentiments toward America, tho
same proportion are feeling bitter
against Great Britain, and are even
threatening an anti-British trade
boycott because Britain, being an
ally of Japan, Is standing aside.
while Japan ls exploiting China's
territory, and mineral develop'
ments, and infringing again and
again upon China's sovereign
rights.
"It is to the Interest of the civilized world to maintain the integrity of this great country, and so
help her people to develop China's
vast natural resources, that her
population may find the support in
their own land which will give
them a full, rich life without their
seeking in emigration to white
men's countries an outlet for their
commercial and agricultural activities.
"Feeling toward Japan is intensely bitter. There is a pro-Japanese party of men who are merely
self-seekers. It ls not true that
Sun Yat Sen is the tool of Japan.
His one desire is to bo allowed to
peacefully develop Kwanptung and
the neighboring provinces, in the
hope tlmt the objoct lesson so given will induce tho remaining provinces to follow his load."
Keyte says that commercially
China is going ahead. Cotton factories at Shanghai, Hankow and
along the railways compare favorably with thoae of Lancashire. Coal
and Iron mines are working at full
pressure. Tho silk Industry ln
Shantung Is being developed by the
government. Shipbuilding ls well
on its feet.
One noticeable feature is that
China ls rapidly developing along
western lines, Keyte adds.
Good Dairy Butter, 3 lbs. Ior....$1.00
Slator's    Famous
per lh	
Sliced    Bacon,
...35c, 40c, 4&0
Slater's Famons Strenky Bacon on
sale Friday and Saturday, rog.
45o lb., spocial, lb 35 l-2c
Half or wholo slab.
THB  LAST  BUT. NOT  LEAST   OF
OUB  SATURDAY SPECIALS
Our famous Pork Shouldors, weighing
from 5 to 8 lbs. Rog. 32e per lb.,
special,  lb.  .. „... 24 1-20
ALL TO BE HAD AT ANT OF
Slater's
Four Big Stores
J
New York police charged ' the
unemployed during demonstrations
in that city on Tuesday. Hundreds
were hurt. Men, women and chil-
dros all came ln for brutal treatment by mounted and other types
of police, who used their clubs
freely an** without respect to persons. New York has a half million unemployed workers.
Seventy miners were kitled In a
mine explosion at Brisbane, Australia, on Monday, I
Get your workmate to subscribe
for The Federatlonist,
SOSKIN & CHOSE
Uar-i--.r_, Solicitor., ]\"t>tarlo_
Tolephono Soy.  2401 '
Duma Block, 18 Hastinsa 6b W.
.Vancouver, I). c.
Theosophy
Public Lecture. I to nm 221 Duncan
Bldg., Sunday Evening, at 8 o'clock
Subject
"Tlio Mystery of KflStor Island"
Spenker, Miss II. M. Ilcsson
Be Federal Election Campaign
. Editor B. C. Federationist: Lot
me stato at tho outsetf I sincerely
hopo the writer will not be thought
of, but that the subject matter be
given the attention it deserves.
Though a member of the F. L.
P., said organization, nor any of its
members, have had nothing whatsoever'to do with prompting this
letter. ,
Our present circumstances are
such that we can ill-afford ' the I
money necessary .for campaigning.
Therefore, great care should be exercised lest the scarce nickels and
'dimes be not well spent.
Suroly no elaboration is necessary of the parable ot the bundle
of sticks, etc., wo have heard it often enough. But we ought to try
and practice some of our teachings
I re solidarity.
Last yt:ar wo had the disagreeable spectacle of two groups Qf
workers placing candidates In the
field for Provincial election, and
present indications are that said
history will be repented. For
years working class papers and
speakers have put forward the
thesis that there are only two
classes in society, also that ln the
parliamentary sphere, whenever
the old parties saw they were in
any danger, they would merge
their forces, a prophesy fulfilled in
many places, Including Canada.
Evidently our masters and their
henchmen are aware of their class
position, and seemingly we talk of
ours, but don't realize it.
If t thero aro only two classes,
then why the, workers divide their
forces on the political field against
the common' enemy—tho ruling
class and their executives, tho various" old-line pnrties in power?
Why not bo big enough to forget
any petty differences or Jealousies
that may or may not exist, and
como together on a common ground
placing working, class candidates
in tho field whorover practicable
against the old-tlmo political
bunch?
I caro little how thoy aro selected, for no plan will suit every one
What I am concorned nbout is a
lillto real solidarity, Let us forget names and at least try In a ho
ries of conversations (or other'
wisp) to arrive at the point whoro
our forces will not be divided.
There aro surely sufficient slogans for any campaigners that thc
main parties (S. P. of C. and F.
L. P.) could agree upon in common. For Instance, what would
be wrong with Greater Vancouver
and surrounding territory, evon
Vancouver Island, agreeing on the
number of scats to contest, and put
one working class candidate in
eaeh placo agreed upon, with a few
slogans, viz., the complcto overthrow of the prosent system at
speedily as possible, and thc substl-.
tutlon therefor, production for use
and not for profit Let him who
works eat and those who are able-
bodied and won't work, starve.
Recognizing tho improbability of
this taking place shortly, demand
that work or maintenance be provided for all workers; said maintenance (in the event of no work),
to bo sufficient for men, women and
children to live ln decency and
comfort
Pledge ourselves unequivocally
not to engage in further capitalist
wars, realizing we have no Quarrel
with workers of other lands,
It is not my purposo to try and
suggest any cut and dried plan to
bo followed; what concerns is the
unnecessary cleavage in our own
forces.
WJ3 CAN ORT TOGETHER IF
VVB WILL, Threats and countor-
threats will not help us. Loi- us
eonservo all our energy, not waste j
uny on each other, and direot our
of them, and they were attired In
al£ sorfaj of majce-yyi. Clothes are
exceedipgly precious In Russiagt
ibifi time, hence fjie rula of the
house la that upon arrival fhe
workers must lay aside thetr usual
clothes and wear the bizarre togs at
hand. Thus they are encouraged
to loll about the grounds and rest,
which they would not do so well in
their own clothes. These workers
gave us a royal welcome.
We were shown nbout tho place,
and a splendid one it was. It was
furnished with the' semi-barbaric
splendor characteristic of Russian
mansions, with gilt and gold every-:
Where. Upon the walls hung many
old masters, some of them as much
as 600 years old. There were dozens of rooms; I did not undertake
to count them. And the whole
business had been for the pleasure
of one old woman who had lived
there alone, lf one can be ealled
alone who has half a hundred servants. Her son lived close by.
about 200 yards off, fn another
treat mansion, now-also used as a
rest-home.
After a hearty supper wa strolled
ahout the grounds and finally found
ourselves In the yard playing "Gor-.
odkee"—I think that ls what they|
called It Thts Is one of the na-
tlonal games of Russia. It is very
fascinating, and Is played on tol
lows: Two six-foot squares are
marked off about 46 feet front each
other, one for each of the two opposing teams. In these squares are
arranged five six-inch blocks in
various curious successive formations, such as the "sausage," "woman at the window,"- "cannon,*
"house," "train," "cross," "snake,'
"registered letter," eto. The point
of the game ls for the competing]
teams, each player of wh ich is
equipped with .two great clubs for
throwing, to be first in knocking a
specified number of these formations from the other's square. It
is a rough game, but a very Interesting one. It brings out all a person's nirength .flnd pkltl In throwing. We played it until midnight
when darkness set in. For several
days afterward my "soup-bone"
was sore as a boil.
The next morning wo arose early
—for Russia. We had a good meal
and started a busy day of fishing,
boating, Bwimming, playing "Gor-
odkee," and wandering about tho
woods, country and villages. Thia
was all delightful enough, hut the
thing that struck me most was the
concert in the afternoon, This was
held in the large ballroom of the
mansion. About 60 feet square,
this ballroom was luxuriantly fitted out. Wonderful paintings decorated the walls and ceilings. Tho
-furniture was exquisite. There
must have been a hundred chairs,
each one of which was delicately
carved; enameled, Inlaid with gold
and upholstered with tho finest of,
silk.
In the old days this ballroom was
the scene of aristocratic revels, but
now things were radically changed,
The former parasitic occupants had
all fled -and in their places wero
come the useful workers and peasants. The place was full of them,
many of the peasant girls being
dressed in their gay national costumes. Across the walls were
strung great red banners with proletarian watchwords. In front, on
tho lawn, stood an heroic bus't of
Karl Marx.
As always with Russian working
class concerts, tho programme was
excellent. The artists, a pianist, a
fffnger, and a violinist, were superior performers. I particularly enjoyed the work of the pianist. He,
an oldish man, interspersed his
playing with talks explaining the
theory, history, evolution nnd different schools of music. The hearers were entranced. Delighted they
sat through two and a half hours of
classical and folk music on the
beautiful Sunday aftei'-noon. The
affair wound up by a mass singing
of "The International."
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toot. H_4« ob "a (ull fltUhs
Jaat, Strongly lewn, good
quality sllppan. All .olid
leather. Special Ohr* aa
value at .1 _... <PO.UU
A apeclal purchase of .00 pain
ot solid leather black calf-kin
ihoea; Goodyear welted, single
(nd doublo aolea; 19.00 vuluea,
while they (tCttC
Mat ..,..,—__ «0e?O
Pair Premier Oil Tan Work
Boots; without doubt the beat
boot for wet weather made;
oak tan aolea, No. 1 grade oil
tan upper. t%m ma
Selling at .....—... «J> I .OU
BOW
Broken lines of boya* light
weight Korker ahoea, in alaea
1 to 5 1-2. Extra special
valuea, whil*
they laat 	
$3.65
Small boya* achool boots, In
black and brown grain, stitched sole, rubber heels, A good
strong little ahoe d»o <J(J
at a price of <|>«J.<3O
woMfflrs      i
Y**_ to*m tot* ot»m **••>
ing boot, Cuban and low heels.
Solid leather. Goodyear welted aolea. All alaea. Regular
110.00 values
$7.45
Black   Dongola   Croea   Strap
Slipper.   "Had.   on   a   -unfitting BIB last   A remarkably
low priced ahoe, suitable for '
at-oet or home       Ao AM
Commonsense Boot for elderly
women; nice soft dongola up- .
per, cushion sole; low rubber
hcela;   all  slaea
to «	
$5.00
MISSES
Velour oalf button   and   lac.
ahoea; solid leather counters,
heels,, inaolea and toea;  good
looking, good CO AC
wearing-at Vw.e/O
Misses' waterproof chrome
school boots; especially good
where the child haa rough
roads to walk;
alaea 11-1 .	
$5.50
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NoTTll, Paris Hand Made Oil Tan Waterproof School Boot Wo
do not hesitate to guarantee this boot' In every particular.
Sizes *|- f\f\    Slaea    (g RA    Hsea *£>  mra
11-13 90e*J\f    1-4Vi   90oDV    C and 6% «J>0.DU
Pierre Paris
51 HASTINGS WEST
ties against the workers' republic.
He concluded his address by stating that lt was useless to appeal to
the master claas for help for s
people that had overthrown a section of that class, and that it must
be the workers' Job, to aid the Russian people In their hour of need.
A collection was taken during
the meeting, the amount realized
being $70, which was a good contribution considering that the meeting was called at a moment's notice when rain commenced Just
about the time the crowd would
have been on the way to Cambie
Btreet grounds.
EVERY, READER CAN HELP
Every render of Tlie Federatlonist enn render valuable assistance hy renewing their subscriptions as soon as they aro due, and
and by Inducing another worker to
subscribe. It doeB not take muoh
effort to do this.   Try lt.
We mako Ladiei' Garment!
Right Hera in Vanoouver
—the tfquol In style and smart-
noes of any offered In Canada.
Salts  - DniMs,   Coit*,   ttc.~ths
latest ityle*—th« smartest models—it
all  tbe  new  shsdes—compltta  Uoh
for yo "■	
We offer these gtraents lower thai
elsewhere because wo desl direct—
elimlntte sU th* middlemen's profits.
Famous
Olosk A Suit Oo.
_2. HAH-Moa 81,. Meat OiaBTllla
Patrnnls.   Ven  Advertisers
No Meeting as a
Result of Bad Weather
(Continued from page 1)
Vancouver Unions
VANOOUVER TRADES AND LABOB
CO UN CI ls~ Presl dent, R. W. Hitler;
sooreUry, J. G. .Smith, aim-is Srd Wed'
ncsdny eseh month In tho Ponder Hill,
corner   of   Punder    end    Howe    streets.
l'hone So.. 291.	
ALLIED    1'HlNTJNa    TBAD.&B    COUN-
cil—Meets    second    Monde?    In    the
i-touli,    Prcsldi'iit.  J.  F.  McCunaell; Sec-
rotary, fi. H. Kt-flands, P. Q. Box 60.
HRIOKLAYRU8 AND MA EONS—If   yon
need bricklayers or masons for boiler
works,   otc,   or   marble   scttors,   phone
K rick In yum *   Union,  Labor Tei
' Taupifl.
-WTfllO   (V
mont In Russia would have its ro
flection on the workers throughout
the world, there would be nothing
left undone to stem the tide of the
reactionary forces which were attempting, to use tho famine situa
tion for further onslaughts on S§
viet Russia.
J. Kavanagh was tho next speaker. He stated that the condition
of tho poople in Soviet Russia was
duo to tho ignorance of the working class in other countries, and
the forces that stood between them
and tho fllling of their needs. Ho
pointed out that the revolution in
Russia in 1917 was a factor in tho
securing of increased wages by the
workors on this continent, and the
holding of somo few of the liberties which wore (.till left, was duo
to tho fear that was created in the
minds of the members of tho ruling elass by tho rising of tho Russian proletariat.
In asking for support for tho
famine sufferers, ho stated that
any help rendered would only he
repaying tho Russian workers for
their sufferings and struggles for
tho working class movemont. He
pointed out how the blame
for the position of the Russian
people could not bo placed on the
Hhotildcrs of cabinet ministers, hut
that it^was due to tho workers and
their apathy, that their masters had
been able to carry on tho actlvl-
whole   force,   solidly   against   our
common enemy.
Tho potentialities of getting to
gether during this campaign would
augor well for tho futuro of the
working elass on both the Industrial as well as the polltloAl field,
My friends, Instead of concerning ^yourselves with a criticism of
the foregoing,  considor the  val
of  solidarity,   aud   put   *>rth   nny
plan which would promote same,
Once together, we shall have
commenced tho forward march toward the consummation of thc
hopes and Ideals of tlie workers.
I believo wo can eleot ropresensen-
tatlves of our cli.su if we get together. We may elect them otherwise, but to eay the least, our
chances are not so good.
DAVID  RBE8.
CANADIAN NATIONAL UNION OF EX-
SKUViCK    men    mee'n    second    snd
fourth Wednesdays of each' month, at 61
Cordova St \V„ at I p.m.   Jas. Farnham,
flecretary-Troasurer.	
GENERAL WORKERS' UNIT OF THI
O. B. D.—Pros id unt, E. Andre; secreUry, W. Sorvice. Meets 2nd and 4th
Wednesday in each month In Pender Hall,
cor. of Pender and Howo streets. Phone
Sey.   201.
HOISTING AND PORTABLB ENGL
ueors, Local 840—International Union
of SU'iini and Operating Kngineeri meets
every 2nd nnd -lili Friday at 8 p.m., 31D
Pendor Stroot West. / G. Riley, 2634
Mahon Avenne, North Vanconver; secretary, P. Bradley, 1762 UcSpadden Street,
Vanconv&r, B. C,
FURNITURE
WANTED
333 MAIN ST.—PHONE SEV. 2701
Pacific Furniture Co.
COAL
YALE SOOTLESS
ANO
NANAIMO
Kindling Free
CANADIAN WOOD AND
COAL OOMPANY
1140 GRANVILLE Sey. 5290
INTERNATIONAL    LONGSHOREMEN'S
Association,    Local    38-52—Offlce and
hall.   162   Cordova   Bt.   W.     Meets  first
and third   Fridays,    8   p.m.     Secretar]
treasurer,  T.   Nixon;   business agont, J
Sinclair.
INTERNATIONAL JEWELRY WORK,
ers' Union—M.ets 2nd and 4tb Mon'
days. President, J. E. Duwuun, 1646 Tew
St., KltHilsno; socrotary, E. T. Kelly,
1850 Hj<_.-!tiKa St. B.; recording iecretary,
L. Holilawortli, 639—14th St. W„ Norlh
Vancouver.
LUMBER WORKERS' INDUSTRIAL
UNION OF CANADA—An industrial union of all workers In logging and construction caii>]>i. Coast District and General Hoailqusrtors, 61 Cordova St. W i Vancouver, li. <;. Phone Sty.
"866. J. M. Clarke, genera! secretary*
trcasuror; ltgal advisers, Messrs. Bird,
Macdonald A Co., Vancouver, B. C; auditors. Memrs, Buttar k Chiene, Vancouver, 11. C.	
MAUI NX FIREMEN AND OILERS'
Union of Hritish Columbia—Meeting
night, first and third Wednesday of each
month-at 108 Main Street. President;
Dan Carlln; viec-preeidfliit, J. Whiting;
lereary-treasiirer, W. Donaldson. Addreu*, 108 Main Street, Vancouver, B. O.
Victoria llrnneh Agont's addreis, W.
Francis, 667 Johnson St- Victoria, B.O.
Dance Sulurdny
Don't forgot the dance on Saturday night in the I'cndcr Hull,
corner of Ponder and Howo streets.
Oood music, a (Ino floor and every
accommodation, Admission, gents
E-Oc. ladies 26c,
MOVING PICTURE ""MACHINE OPERA
TORS UNION. LOCAL 348, I.A.T.8.E
Affiliated Willi Trades nnd Labor Conncil and Theatrical Foderation, Vnncouver.
President, J. R. Foster; bocrutary and
treasurer, L«cknlcy Clark, P. O. Box 345.
Office and moeting room, 3t0 London
Dtilldlng, Pender St. W. Regular meeting night, fir*! Sunday in each month at
7:30   p.m.     liuxiucsi   Agent,   W.   Wool-
ridge,    l'hone Frsser_237L.	
BROTHERHOOD" OF PAINTERS, DECO-
ralors nnd Paperhangers of America,
Locnl 138, Vancouver—'Meets 2nd and
4th Thursdays at 148 Cordova Bt. W.
Phone Sey, 3491, Business ngent, R,
Barker.
Mainland
Cigar Store
S10 OARRALL STREET
THE PLACE FOB PIPES
O. B."D. UNIT PILE DRIVERS, WOOD-
on Brlilgemen, Dorrickmen and Riggers
of Vancouver and vicinity. Meets every
Monday, 8 p.m., In O, B. V. Hnll, 804
Pender St. W. President, W. Tuckor;
flnnnoial secretary nnd business agont, 0.
Andorson.     Phone   Seymour,291.
tSi Kit-: I AND KIKCTKIL RAILWAY
Employees, Pioneer Division, No- 101
—Meets A. O. F Ball, Mount Pleasant
1st and 3rd Mondays at 10.16 a.m. and
p.m. President, F. A. Hoover, 2400 Clarke
Drive; recording-secretary, F. R. (Jriffln,
447—flth Avenuo East; treasurer, K. 8.
Cleveland; flnanclal-necretsry and business agont, W. H. Cottrell. 430B Dumfries Sfreet; offlco corner Prior and Main
Kis,   Phone Fair »004Il.__	
TYPOdRAI'HHAL UNION No, 226—
Meets last Sunday of onch month at
2 p.m. President, C. H, Collier; vice-
president, E. H. dough; secretary-
troasurer, R. H. Neelands, Box 66,
THE""NEW "WEHTMINSTEirimANCH
of  the O.  B.   U.  moots  on   the   third
Wednesday of every month,
•■■-Iconic
Everybody
KIRK'S
Guaranteed Coal
Means---
If our coal is not satisfactory to you, after you
have thoroughly tried it
out, we will remove what
coal is left and chargo you
nothing for what you hav*
used.
Tou to bo the sole judge.
Kirk & Co.
LIMITED
929 Main Street
Phone, Soymour 1M1 ut Ml
B O.. nnil e.err Tueidar »™nin_
•I 8 p.m. in Ut O. B. u. Hull au nS
•j.r St. W. Secret.,,. B. n___ _£
(ler I loll.
JOURNEYMEN   i'AILORS'    UNION    Of
America, Local No. 176—Meetings held
flnt Monday in each montb, 8 p.m.   Pr#t-
..!.....   A. R. Oatenby; vice-president, D.
Ident,
Lawson; recording secretary, C M»
Do.iald. P. O. Box 608; financial secrf
lary, T. Temploton, P. O. Box 503
Provincial Unions
VIOTORIA^B. O.
u
VICTORIA    AND   DISTBIOT   TBADM
•nd   Libor   Council—M«tla   int   aal
third W.dm'Btlftje, Knight, 0f Fylhlu
H.ll. North P.rk _tr«l, ,| | Vm. ?—t
dont, O. Siyortj; vIccprMld.nt, B. ra.
liott; -iic-aury-treafiuror, E. S Wo__.
d. P. O. Bo, _3qa!_V|.t_rla. B   O.
PRINOE EDPEBT, B. O. '
PRINCE   nuj'EBT   CENTRAL LABOB
Council, O. 1).  V.   ^Branches: I'rinc*
T.,lj„Tt District  Fi-hrrlos Board, O.B.U.;
-IrtalliferoUB     Mini'n.'    Diatrict Board.
,     I O.B.U.     Socr.nrj-trra-urer,   P, O    *et
I WORKERS'    COUNCn.    VANCOUVER. I 217. Princo Huuort. PAGE FOUR
THIRTEENTH YEAR.    No. 37
THE BRITISH COLUMBIA FEDERATIONIST Vancouver, b. a
FRroAT."_-_~...Bep.en_8«. W, 1921
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climate where a day of chill wind may become a really
wet night. Here is warmth as well as lightness and '
solid comfort. Easy to carry—easy to wear and, at
Dick's prices, easy to buy.  Here are two leaders:
At$
15
Good, serviceable tweeds in browns,
greens, greys and mixtures, smartly
tailored in both slip-on and belter
styles—slash pockets—lined with fresh soft  rubber.
This eoat was $28 last year.
At
'18
Heavy and light weight tweeds, in
solid colors, heather mixtures,
checks and smart patterns, convertible collars—some slip-ons, others belters and Chesterfields.  Sold last year to $35.
English Wool Gabardines
Silk Lined
Beautiful coats in soft wool gabardine. Splendidly tailored and finished, raglan sleeves, slash pockets,
belted. As swagger a coat as you
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>25
"YOUR MONEFS WORTH OR YOUR MONEY BACK"
Wm.
DICK
IS BAD F
45-49 Hastings St East
SHOE REPAIRING
UNION SBOP
Bring your work to a top-notcher.
THOM'S
250 KINGSWAY (Cor. Broadway)
CHIROPRACTIC
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WATER TREATMENTS
DIET
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Dr. W.Lee Holder
Sampractic Physician
Twelve years' experience.
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acute chronic diseases, deformities.
Hours;   Dnily, 1-5
Mon., Wed., Frl;, 1-8
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71 FAIRFIELD BLDG,
JUNIOR LABOR
LEAGUE NOTES
The opening meeting of the
league's whiter season, held last
Friday evening, in Pender hall, was
attended by a good crowd, and if
only a large number had accepted
the inviation to remain to the
dance after the meeting, the affair
would now be labelled a "decided
success." And fur that matter, it
was somewhat gratifying to note
that the prevailing sentiment wa
in favor of education for the head,
.is against exercise for the feet.
Comrade Wm. Ivens, M. L. A.,
who was tho speaker of the evening, took as his subject "Labor in
the New Era," and delivered an
interesting address. A lively discussion followed, when one of the
speaker's points were challenged
by somo of the audience. The
meeting closed with the singing of
Lhe "Red Flag."
The league will meet tonight,
Sept. 23, at 929 Eleventh Ave. East,
at 8 p.m. it is an educational
meeting, the first this season, and
Lhe subject is: "Why We Kick, or
Lhe Socialist Indictment of Capitalism." Two members will debate
(Irk and discussion will' follow.
Next week's meeting will be a business meeting of considerable importance, and a full attendance of
mombers is necessary. For information regarding the league, phone
Fair. 1610. or Fair. 3023L,
CITY OF VANCOUVEIt
Are You Entitled to Vote for Mayor and
Aldermen?  Unless Your Name Is on the Civic
Voters' List, You are Not  ^
IF YOU ARE DESIROUS OF VOTING AT THE NEXT
CIVIC ELECTION, MAKE SURE THAT YOUR NAME
IS ON THE LIST. THE FACT THAT YOU WERE ON
THE LIST LAST YEAR DOES NOT GUARANTEE
THAT YOU WILL BE ON THIS YEAR.    •
IT IS NECESSARY THAT EVERY VOTER WHO
WOULD BE CERTAIN OF A VOTE TO INSPECT THE
VOTERS' LIST, WHICH IS NOW OPEN FOR INSPECTION AT THE OFFICE OF THE CITY CLERK, CITY,
HALL.
WARN-HO! HOLDERS OF AGREEMENTS TO PURCHASE are required to make application each year to
be placed on the Civic Voters' List, whether they were on
last year or not.
TENANTS are requested to ascertain if they are on thc
List, and if not, to make application.
TENANT docs not include a Lodger, Boarder, or temporary occcupant of rooms.
The Oity Clerk's Offlce will be open daring the regular
City Hall hours and also from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesdays
and Fridays, during September, to receive applications.
DO NOT DELAY. MAKE SURE THAT YOUR NAME
IS ON. THE LIST POSITIVELY CLOSES ON SEPTEMBER 30th.
If you are deprived of a vote on Election Day, the fault
will be yours.
W. McQUEEN, Oity Clerk.
T
GET PIE
Yr. A, Pritchard Urges
Lumber Workers to
Get Together
Flays 'What's the Use"
Apathetic Position
Which Prevails
W. A. Pritchard dellevered a
very interesting address before a
well-attended meeting ot loggera,
on Wednesday, Sept. 21, and prefaced his remarks by saying that
he did not Intend to take up much
time, but would leave the meeting
to discuss the important matter of
organization. He pointed out that
it was not necessary to go into past
history, and dwell too much on
past mistakes.
Throughout the whole of his discourse, he kept the faet ever before his audience that it was
through experience aione that the
human raco gained knowledge. He
dwelt very briefly with the squabble
at tho Port Arthur convention, and
pointed out that the affair there
was more a clash of personalities
than a clash of principles.
Ho dealt with the spirit of reaction that is prevalent when men
aro saying, "what's the use." He
pointed out that state of industry
had a marked effect upon all organisations, as the natural tendency was for wages to fall. He
showed that lt was necessary to organize to obtain the market price
for any commodity, labor-power included, and while a falling market
had a tendency to reduce wages,
by organization it waa possible to
resist that reduction. He quoted
Marx, who showed that a failure to
resist these downward tendencies
precluded the possibility of initiating any greater movements, and if
the workers gave up their,attempts
to better their every day conditions,
they would be degraded to a broken mass of wretches past salvation.
He pointed out that inasmuch as
the logger in norma) times lived on
the job, nine months of the year,
it was absolutely essential that he
have a strong organization to fight
for decent living conditions, and he
made a plea for the cultivation of
a spirit of mutual help, and deprecated tho attitude of some who
wero apt to look down on .others
who were not so well posted in
working class matters, and he
pointed out that cards, seta of
bonks and,officials were not an organization, but that an organization
was built up upon the knowledge
possessed by its members, and this
knowledge was the rosult of experience.
A general discussion ensued,
during which the necessity of giving the mombers ln bad standing
a chanco to come itno the fold
again, and a motion was passed instructing the executive to take under consideration tho advisability
of cancelling all back dues. The
question of the relations between
the Lumber Workers and the O.
B, U. were discussed briefly, and it
was pointed out that Inasmuch as
-n Avfl-mHva member of the O. B.
Wages Low and Housing
Conditions Are of the
Worst Kind
Reports of bad conditions and
low wages in the Hop fields near
Chilliwack have been received ■ by
the Federationist. Wages as low
as thirty cents per hour and the
accommodation provided for the
men and women engaged in hop
picking are almost beyond description. .
One report is to the effect that
at one place, where Indians, Japs,
Hindus, Chinamen and a few white
men and women are engaged in
this work, that teamsters are paid
thirty Ave cents per hour, and that
men working ln the kilns, at a
temperature of 140 degrees, do
houra per day, receive the magnificent sum of 13.00 per day.
The Indians have been-seeking
to secure a higher rate of pay,
they being paid only $1.26 per box
for picking, fast pickers only being able to pick a box per day,
after somo trouble this price was
raised to $1.50.
One white worker, who showed'
signs of revolt at the treatment
handed out, was ordered off- the
job. The Indians heard what had
taken place and stated that If the
white man was fired they would
quit. The white man stayed and
the Individual who had ordered
him off the job was the one who
apologised and stated that "lt was
all a mistake."
The conditions under which the
hop pickers Kave to live are even
worse than the wages. There Ib
no sanitary arrangements, worthy
of that title, and the shacks are
unfit for human habitation. Workors aro warned to keep away from
this district, as there is little
chance of any Improvement" in the
conditions, as the older element
among the Indians is too conservative or scared to protest.
Police  Prevent  Meeting
Called in Aid of
Sufferers
(By the Federated Press)
Buffalo, N. Y.—The police department of Buffalo, N. Y.( thinks
starving Russian peasants aud
their families are of such little importance that it violates its own
ordinances and denies Buffalonians
their constitutional rights of assembly.
One Sunday evening recently 50
people gathered at Sehwabl's hail
on Broadway in response to a call
from the Friends of Soviet Russia,
to organise in this city an effectiv
attmpt to raise money for the relief of famine sufferers In Russia.
Schwabl'a hall is onc used regularly for union meetings by the
carpenters, molders and machinists, etc. Its use on this particular
Sunday evening had been paid for
in advance. Delegates from relief
committees of eight different nationalities and many Interested individuals were present.
The first arrivals found the of
the hall locked and the lights out.
A policeman barred the way and
informed them that no meeting
could be held without a permit.
When it was protested that no permit was necessary, that this was
not a street meeting, that it was a
'gathering privately called ln a hall
privately paid for, the lieutenant
referred the spokesman, to the captain of the precinct, A telephone
mesEage revealed that the captain
had retired for the evening.
Thereupon the lieutenant proceeded to disperse the group, crying, "Move on, you can't stand
here." The 'people moved slowly
up the street, the policeman In pursuit. Whenever three or'four people stopped for a moment to talk,
he pushed thom along. This kept
up for six orseven city blocks. A
bystander on one street corner was
grabbed roughly by the officer.
live here," the man said. "Move
on," was the answer.
Shortly after the war the Buffalo
City Council passed a regulation
requiring a permit for all public
meetings. In a test case brougght
before the courts the city administration expressly stated that this
ordinance covered street meetings
only, and did not apply to indoor
meetings. A few months ago a
certain workers' organization was,
nevertheless, prevented from holding meetings.
The matter was taken up with
the mayor, who sent out an executive order to each precinct police
captain expressly commanding that
there be no interference with indoor meetings. Yet tbe police lieutenant bars from their legitimate
place of meeting 50 citizens of Euf-
fola, delegates from lawful organizations, and drives them forcefully
up a public_street. These people
were on a mission of mercy.- The
truth appears that in Buffalotoday
only meetings personally approved
by officials of the police department
are permitted, regardless of justice
or law.
FAIL OF SOVIET
Jonescu Would Make Roumanian Prince Czar
of Russia
Breaking OIF of Russo-
Roumanian Negotiations Explained
Bucharest, August.—After the
last cabinet meeting in Sinaia Take
Jonescu declared to friends that
there could be no question of
French aid for Russia because In
France the speedy fall of the
Soviet government was not only
counted on but that they were
working towards Kb speedier con
sumatlon therefore lt was completely abortive for Roumania to
go ahead of the allies in a relief
work for Russia.
These revelations have proven
welt enough what intentions Take
Jonescu has in his head. The fur
ther disclosures of the "Noutatea"
of Jassy throw more light upon
his plans. According to this paper
Take Jonescu wishes to make the
Roumanian Prince Nicholas, Czar
of "all the Russians."
The "Noutatea" states: "Russian
circles in the west count upon a
speedy fall of the Soviet government as a result of recent events.
They are already considering the
solution of certain questions which
would crop up after the breakdown. Russian circles are determined to offer the throne to a
foreign prince since a return of
the RomanovB ls out of the question, Frince Nicholas of Roumania was the most agreeable to
them.
According to the statements of
French officers of the Interallied
missions In Budapesth various
Russian personalities have made
enquiries on this question ln the
court of Bucharest as well as in
Bucharest itself and also on the
occasion of the visit of the king
of Roumania to France. The reply of the king has not yet been
made but lt is not hard to guess
wbat the answer will be. However the game of tho eternal
breaking off and resumption of the
Russo-Roumanian negotiations ls
thereby explained.
(This plan ls fine except that it
has not yet cleared Up the attitude
of the Jugo-Slavs. One of the
features of the Slav policy before
SUFFERING RUSSIA
Council  of Workers  to
Hold Dance and Big
Mass Meeting
The regular meeting of the
. ouncil of Workers was held on
Tuesday night in the Pender Hall.
There was-a good muster of delegates In spite of the inclement
weather and much Interest was displayed.
A South Vancouver delegate reported that a delegation had interviewed Commissioner Gillespie,
and had brought to his attention
the slogan adopted "Work or Full
Pay." The commissioner replied
that he did not wish to promise
anything as lt would place his successor ln a delicate position.
The delegation also Interviewed
the Attorney-General, who had
stated that whoever was put in
Gillespie's place would need to
look after the unemployed as they
would themselves.
The communication from the
Parks .Board granting the use of
Cambie Street grounds for the pur
pose of raising funds for famine
stricken Russia, which insisted
that no political or religious discussion be Indulged in, was ordered to be acknowledged and a
request made for the use of the
grounds on October the 16th for
the same purpose be made owing
to the fact that it waa impossible
to hold the meeting last Sunday
owing to the weather. All organizations in the city will be notified if the permission is granted so
that a good meeting may be held
and a large sum ralsed.»
The secretary of the Famine
Stricken Russia Relief Fund was
Instructed to write the Winnipeg
relief committee requesting infor
matton as to how the goods are to
be shipped.
A communication depicting the
terrible conditions in the • Sardis
district hop fields was received and
handed to the Japanese delegates.
The council Is desirious of hav
Ing all the assistance possible for
the Whist Drive and Dance to be
held tonight (Friday) in aid of the
Russian Famine sufferors, donations of cakes will be gratefully received and will help to swell the
sum being raised.
the war was the marriage of the
then Prince Alexander, now king,
with the daughter of the Czar and
a consequent union of the South
Slav states with Russia entailing
naturally the possession of Con'
stantinople. Certain Jugo-Slav
circles have not yet given up this
idea.)
THE FEAR OF TOE GREAT CLASH
Dunce Saturday
Don't forget the dance on Saturday night In the Pender Hall,
corner of Pender and Howe streets.
Good music, a flne floor and every
accommodation. Admission, gents
50c, ladies 26c.
Hand your neighbor this copy of
The Federationiat, and then call
around next day for a subscription.
U. had addressed the meeting, it
showed that there was not any
great issue between the two organizations.
A member of the Lumber Workers executive board stated that
there was nothing in the way of an
understanding on the part of the
Lumber Workers, but that before
an affiliation could take place, It
was first necessary that the Lumber Workera build up their own organization, aa It was useless to expect a shadow to affiliate with any-
th>--
(By Karl Radek) '
SIWCB the end 'of the World
War two great storm centres
have been formed, the American-Japanese antagonism. The
press of the above-mentioned
countries is following with ever increasing attention the economic
events the war preparations and
the diplomatic moves in the other
two allied countries. Japan and
England are asking against whom
the United Stntes of America are
building their fleet, now that the
German navy is resting at the bottom of the sea at Scapa Flow.
The same question is being put
by America to its two other allies.
When Lord Jellicoe, the moat prominent of English naval officers,
published his report, demanding
the construction of a great fleet
for the defence of Australia and
India, not even the greatest English fabricator of lies, Lord Northcliffe, could make the Japanese
believe that the English Admiralty, was planning to build such a
fleet for the support of Japan. The
navy discussions in the English
press in December of last year was
completely influenced by the American danger, and the basis of
this American danger was found
to be not only in the evidences of
American war preparations, but
above all in the ovidences of Am
erlean economic competition. The
Increase in American export trade,
not only with neutral markets, not
only with allied countries, but
even with England itself and its
colonies, demonstrated to England
that, from an economic point of
view, it had lost the war. The
American-Japanese friction respecting the Island of Yap, the friction at Tien-Tsin and Vladivostok,
illuminated the situation from
time to time as with a flash of
lightning. Moreover it appeared
that the United States of America
had withdrawn from European
politics, only to be in a position to
take a much keener interest in
questions of the Pacific in various
spheres.
It now seems as though great
changes are about to take place in
the mutual relations between the
aforementioned countries. On the
day after the Japanese Crown
Frince arrived as the guest of the
King of England, Indicating a
closer relationship between Japan
and England, tho new American
ambassador, Harvey, arrived in
London and delivered an important speech, in which he first of all
made known America's intention
to return to European politics. Although the American Government
would not recognize tbe League
of Nations, it was nevertheless
prepared to lend ita assistance
side by side with England ln the
Allied Council, ln the solution of
European problems, Thia turn of
affairs simply puts Into worda
what has already taken place. The
United States of America, in, cooperation with England, prevented
.the occupation of the Ruhr terri'
tory by the French, and at the
same time succeeded in imposing
the duty on the German export
trade. Both steps point to what
the question hinges on. Under the
pressure of the world crisis, which
Is shaking both Anglo-Saxon
countries most severely they are
attempting to save Germany as a
market for their products and at
the same time to protect them
selves against German competition. Lloyd George responded to
Harvey's speech by issuing a warn
to the capitalistic world. He declared that if the late world war
were not the last war, the world
would then be completely ruined.
He greeted the return of America
Into the Allied Council as a ray of
hope. It la in this declaration by
Lloyd George that the basis may
be found for the reports about
impending negotiations between
America and England concerning
the limitation  of armaments.
AH these reports and combinations give birth to the hope expressed in a part, of tbe capitalist
press, that the Imperialistic pirates
will succeed in coming to an agree
ment about the division of the
spoils, after which peace and quiet
shall descend upon the earth. We,
however, consider these negotla'
tlons and reconciliations rather as
a symptom of the great danger
which the capitalistic statesmen
discern but are unable to disperse.
Grey, Haldane and Bethihann-
Hollweg discerned the dangers no
less clearly after the Morocco
crisis of 1911, than Lloyd George
senses them today. Thoy attempted
to banish them by Ententes and
Detentes. But in tbe anarchistic,
Imperialistic world, founded on
competition, the diplomatic web
proved weaker than the piratic
Instincts of the separate groups
of capitalists. The capitalist world
slid into the world war, in spite of
the statesmen. But although we
are of opinion tbat the capitalist
world is absolutely lncapablo of
overcoming the antagonism which
are rending it asunder, that does
not at all mean thnt the offorts of
the governments will not yield
moments of relaxation, or the cro-
ation of a common front against
the proletariat, or the diminution
of the antagonisms, it is for this
reason that the endeavours of the
capitalist statesmen to socure reconciliation among the capitalists,
should call forth still more energetic endeavours on the part of
the revolutionary proletariat for
the attainment of its unity in the
attack upon the capitalistic world,
-in a situation in which the attempts of the capitalist governments at conciliation and consolidation, merely result in prolonging
the suffering of the masses of the
people.
One dollar and fifty cents Is the
cost for a six months subscription
to the Federatlonist.
—THE DEMAND—
For our Logger oBot la Increasing rapidly.   There must be a
good reason for It
* | C AfcAIB, 10-INCn TOP, FUM-IT CAULKED, MADE TO
910 YOUR   MEASURE—ORDER   YOUR   PAIR   TODAY.
Sond Your Repairs by Mall
The "New Method" Shoe Making
and Repairing Co.
397 OARRALL STREET—-Tost a Step from Hastings
All O. B. U. Help Phono Sey. 8217
SHE LARGEST EXCLUSIVE MEN'S AND BOYS' SHOE STORE
IN THE WEST
Working Shoes
For Men
The Greb
Shcfe
is guaranteed all solid leather, black or brown,
made on a foot-form last that insures comfort
$6.00
CORNETT BROS. & CLARKE
LIMITED
The Men's and Boys' Shoe Specialists.
33 HASTINGS STREET EAST
PUBLIC  MEETING
Under the auspices of Self-Determination League
Tuesday, September 27
at 8 p. m.
PENDER HALL 804 PENDER W.
CONCERT PROGRAMME
Shoreditch (England) unemployed workera have made new demands on the authorities for relief,
They are as follows Husband, IBs.;
wife, 16s.; single man, 30s.; single
woman, 30s.; each child under 16,
7s. 6d.; rent (maximum), 15s.;
coal, Ss. 6d. They demanded also
that in cases of illness unemployed should be supplied with suitable
nourishment, such as eggs and
milk. The men claimed that there
were twenty thousand out Of work
in the borough.
West
Virginia
Miners' Real Aims
(Continued from page 1)
families, the constant beatings and
shootings of union men and the
denial of the right oi as many as
three union men to be together
on the streots: such things as these
began to cause rumblings throughout the State. Tho Governor was
appealed to and reminded to his
campaign promise that the thug
system must go, but thero was no
help in that quarter, only assistance to the other side.
Then came the indictment of
Hatfield and Chambers on the
chargo of taking part in an attack
on Mohawk, ln the neighboring
non-union county of McDowell.
Governor Morgan promised Hatfield and Chambers that they
would be protected lf they answered the indictment. Instead,
they were murdered lu cold blood
by a man" who is now out on bail
and .who is said to have taken part
in the recent fighting.
Murdering Hatfield and Chambers who were both much loved
by the miners of the Btate was thc
last straw. The call to clean up
Mingo, or as tho miners called it,
"restore tho Constitution" could
not be denied. In spite of the
official protest of the leaders of
District No. 17, the march was on.
It turned back once ut the request
of Keeney and then broks forth
with greater vigor because of the
night attack on the little village
of Sharpless, August 27.
When the Federal soldiers camo
the gunmen concentrated in Logan
county were being forced back,
and a short time more would have
seen tho workers on their way
through Logan to Mingo county to
come to the aid of the oppressed
fellow workers.
These facts are common knowledge in this district.
WHEN IN TOWN STOP AT
The Oliver Rooms
48 J_ CORDOVA EAST
Everything Modern
Kates ltea_oimlito
Under  the  auspices
Society   {or  Technical  Aid
to Soviet Russia
A BASKET SOCIAL
will be held in aid of the
Russian Famine Relief Fund
in   the   FINNISH   HALL,
2605  Pender E.,  Corner of
Clinton
SATURDAY, OCT. 1st
At 8 O'clock
Glints SOc Ladies 25c
Ladies with baskets free
H. Walton
PROFESSIONAL MASSEUR
Specialist   in   Electrical   Treatments,
Violet Ray and High Frequency for
Rheumatism, Selaticn, Lumbago, Par*
alyais, Hair   and   Scalp   Treatment.},
Chronic Aliments.
310-311 CARTER-COTTON BLDO.
Phone Seymour 2048
IDS Hastings Street West
i mW—mEm__M
Dental Plate*
a Specialty
Crowns, Bridges and. Fillings made
tlie same shade  as  yoar natural
teeth.
Dr. Gordon Campbe
Dental Art Establishment
OnC   GRANVILLE   STREF
OUO Corner Robson
Over Owl Drue Store.   Sey. 62!
CENTRAL HOTEL
42 CORDOVA ST. E.   Jnst Off Carrall Street
COMFOJITABLE AND CLEAN ACCOMMODATION
for Working People
Hot and Cold Water In Every Room
Rated Seasonable Plione Seymour  11730
FEDERATIONIST READERS
are accorded the special privilege of
5% DISCOUNT
upon all their purchases at this store. They need only to
show this advertisement alter making their purchase and.5
per cent, will be allowed them off the amount of their bill.
This store carries the Finest and Smartest PALL STYLES
in SUITS, OOATS, DRESSES and SKIRTS. Everything the
latest nud most up to date. We have only opened here a few
weeks back with an immense stock brought direct from the
finest Fashion Centres of this Continent. We have not got
a single old model in stock. Having purchased when the
market was at Its lowest we are able to sell this1 superlatively
fine merchandise at extremely
LOW PRICES
PARISIAN
CLOAK AND SUIT CO.
405 HASTINGS STREET WEST
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