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The British Columbia Federationist Nov 7, 1919

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$2.00 PER YEAR
I Delegates Complain About
0. B. U. Men Getting
Govt. Situations
[Civic Employees Complimented on Refusal to
Sign City Agreement
Credentials were received by
[the International Trades, and I-a-
I bor Council, at Its meeting last
I night, trom Machinist Lodge 182,
and Electrical Workers 310. The
[delegatea were obligated. A com-
Lmunlcatlon was received from the
(Taft, California, Trades and Labor
I Council, asking tor Information on
I the P. B. U. The secretary was In-
Istructed to forward information.
J The executive report, appointing
I Del. J. Sully and F. Welsh as dele-
_ gates to the Victory Loan Commit-
Itee, was endorsed. A communication was received from the Qen-
leral   Hospital   Drive   Committee,
■ thanking the council for Its sup-
I port and donation. The delegates
[to the United Service Council re*
■ported that the' council was en*
Ideavorlng to unite the returned
I soldiers, farmers and labor Into an
|actlve political body.
Under the heading of reports
(from unions Del. Russell of the
I Steam engineers reported success
land satisfaction witb his organiza-
I tlon.
Del. Graham of the Hotel and
[Restaurant Employees' Union was
I elected to the Executive Board in
{the place ot Wm. McKensle, who
[ had resigned.
International Organiser Farmilo
informed the council that he had
I attended several meeting's of local
unions, among whom were the
Brotherhood ot Railway Clerks,
who were going to hold a special
meeting to take up tba subject of
affiliation, and the Checkers and
Freight Handlers, whom he informed of the necessity of their affiliation with the central body, llo had
every reason to believe that both
these organisations would affiliate.
Ho cautioned the delegates to the
council not to become discouraged
over the struggle that they »are
faced with, and Informed them
that reports In tbe labor press
about the O. B. U. growing by leaps
and bounds was not true. He referred especially to hla own town,
Edmonton, aad stated I'sat tbe machinists in the ralli-nsa" shops Jiad
uui gone O. B. U. and that' the secretary of the Machinists Lodge,
who had persuaded six. mon to
take out O. B. U. cards, had Anally
given the men their money back
and discouraged breaking away
from the A. F. of L. In Calgary
and other smaller towns there was
no perceptible growth of the O. B.
U. Vancouver was forging ahead
as far as the International Unions
were concerned, and trade unionists were not throwing their time
and money into any O.B.U.movement,
Del. Showier asked tf it was a
fact that men in the 0. B. U. who
were also carrying A. F. of L.
cards, were only asked to pay 25c
per month to the 0. B. U. Dels,
I, McVety and Farmilo had not heard
' the rumor.
A resolution from the Hotel and
Restaurant Employees' Union asking the council to co-operate with
other organisations In placing candidates in the Held at the forthcoming   municipal   elections, was
referred to the delegates to the
United Service Council.
Del. Showier suggested that the
| council Inform the city council that
It. was In favor of the Sunday even-
ling symphony concerts.   He suggested that the corcert was far
better tor the souls than the stuff
handed out by tbe churches or the
I Westminster Presbytery, wbo was
■ protesting against the concerts.
I The secretary was instructed to
I compliment tbe Policemen's, Civic
I Employees, Firemen's and City Hall
I Employees' Unions on their stand
I In refusing to enter Into any agree*
[ment with the city council regard-
ling alllllatlng with Central or International Labor bodies.
A delegate asked how many
I building trades locals were alDllat-
I ed wltb the council, and he was In-
I formed that the Plumbers and the'
■ Electrical Workers new local, 310,
I Were the only ones afflliated.
Another delegate asked  lt  the
■Street Rallwaymen bad been ap*
fproaohed regarding affiliation with
[the council, and he was Informed
■that they had not, and that if the
■council left it to the locnls to Militate voluntarily that lt would be the
[better way.   Most locals were compelled by tbelr Internationals to affiliate with the central bodies, and
jhat it was up to tbe International
lofllcers to take action,
A complaint waa made about the
{appointment of T. Fox, ex-member
Jof the Boilermakers' Union, to a
■position on the Workmen's Com*
Ipensatton Board, and carrying an
lO. B. U. card. Del. Sully pointed
(out that the government was also
(employing 0. B. U. men ln both Bs*
T]ulmalt and Port Mann, and that
(apparently there was no reward in
Del. Cowling asked, how many
[Metal Trade Unions were affiliated
[with the council, and he was In-
[formed that the Plumbers, Electrl-
leal Workers 310, Machinists, Stationary Engineers and Boilermakers.  Another delegate asked where
■ were the other Beven that compris-
I ed the former Metal Trades Coun-
J ell, and various answers were
*\ given.
Del. Oraham informed the council
J that the report going around that
the   Hotel and   Restaurant   Km-
' plaees' Union was   all   shot   to
pieces, was not a fact.
Del. Showier of the .Teamsters
stated that It was a fact that hla
union was all shot to pieces, but
that the men were coming back
and would come baok faster If union men* made lt a point of looking
(Continued ea page t])
Object Is to Bring'
Better Form \
All Those Interested in
O.B.U. Should
The Engineers and Mill Workers'
Unit of the 0. B. U. will hold an
organization nieeting in Room 302
Labor Temple, Vancouver, on Sunday, November 16, commencing at
3 p.m., when a general discussion
on working clams problems will take
The object of the meeting is to organize tbe mill workers industrially
in order that they may bo enabled
to take advantage of the labor
market and securo for themselves
the beBt conditions j possible while
living in a society where the basis
of produetion is for proflt.
All mill workers whether organized or unorganized are cordially invited to attond and take part in tho
discussion, which is sure to be interesting, and all members of the
0. B. U. should co-operate with
Business Agont W. A. Alexander un
making this meeting a success.
Cards advertising tho meoting can
be secured from the headquarters of
this.unit at .Rooms 210-17 Labor
Temple, Vnnequver, or ot the-meeting hall on Monday evenings.
A meeting of tho Mnillnrdvillc
branch of this unit will be held at
the moving picture theatre, Mail-
lardville, on Thursday, the 13th
inst., commencing ut 8 p.m.
In view o* the fnct that an executive bonrd for this brunch wa.
elected -t tho last meeting out there
tho members will foci moro at ease
in .conducting their business nud it
is expected thnt thoy will hnve thc
Frosscr Mills 100 per cent, organ*
ized early next spring, when un attompt will be made to secure somewhat better wages and working conditions than are enjoyed at present.
For record purposes, we desire to
bave six copies of Nos. 2-18 and IB
of the Strike Bulletins, leaders who
have kept these copies will confer a
favor by sending us this number of
the jibove issues.     ■*.
Vancouver Co-Op. Is on
Final Drive Before
Commencing with noxt week a big
drivo is to bo launched by the Vancouvor Co-oporativo Society, Ltd.,
for tho purpose of getting the balanco of thc ono thousand membership and share capital. The total
membership to dato is 050, and ull
these mombers will bc urged to get
tho balance of 350 and tho share
capital, in ordor that tho society
may bo in a position to open buainess with thc moral nnd financial
backing that is needed in an en*
torprise of this kind. It is only the
dollars of tho consumers that can
build up tho organization, hence if
theso consumers and dollars aro not
forthcoming, then all the time and
energy that a few individuals put
forth cannot launch a co-operative
society. The store at 41 Pender
Street WeBt will be open ovory
afternoon next week for the benefit
of those wishing to join or take part
in tho enmpaign.
Big Profits
Tho stores cannot bo stocked with
goodB on promises to pay or to join.
Hard cash is needed to start the
business und a largo number of consumers must do the purchasing in
order to mako tho enterprise a success Figures already obtained by
the board of directors concerning
tho wholesalo and retail prices of
goods show. that thousands of dollars can bo saved monthly by co*
operative buying and selling. Big
strides aro boing made in tho launching, of co*oporativo societies. A
store will be opened at Pcnticton,
B. C, next week. Many othors uro
springing up throughout Canada and
the movement is taking on an exceedingly rapid growth in the
United States.
Delivery System
The Vancouver socioty will have
delivery system, and sb soon as
certain communities have a strong
membership a branch store will be
opened. Branch stores will also bc
opened up outside the city aa soon
as tho membemhip is largo onough.
In tho meantime goods will be ex*
pressed to thcir destination.
Vancouver Heights Meeting
A moeting will be hold In the
Gilmore Avenue Hall at Vancouver
Heights on Monday ovening at 8
o 'clock. Hear moro about tho movement. Thc meoting booked for Ash
Hall has been cancelled on account
of not boing able to got tho hall on
any other than Snturdny night.
Labor   Couneil
Defense Dance
forgot   the   Trades
whist   drive
dance on Wednesday December 3,
in the Dominion Hall. This danco
is being organised to raise funds fur
the defense of the men arrested in
Winnipeg. Admission, gents CQc la*
dies 2Se.
When through with' tbis paper,
fiasi it on,
Toronto to Raise   Fifty
Thousand Dollars
for Defense
0. B. U. Movement Keeps
Prairie Capital
(Special to the Foderationist)
Wlnnipog .is hot! Winnipeg is
whito hot! On all sides onc cnn see
bodies of workers discussing—the
questions of the impending trials,
the elections, the O.'B. U.
A mass meeting hold November 2,
in the Industrial Bureau hall, netted
a collection for the defense fund of
nlmost one thousand dollars. Ivens
told of his publicity work in the
East; of dear old conservative Toronto, taking Tommy Mcllulicu off
his job and telling him to go to work
for the next few weeks hammering
at. thc "dofenso of the Winnipeg
boys." "A day's pay for Winnipeg
defense from each worker in Toronto" is thoir slogan; fifty thousand dollars is their objective.
Pritchard also told of the situation
in the Wost, und a mass meeting
of the 0. B. U. is lo lio held in a
fow days. A whirlwind campaign is
tho ordor of thc dny; und late reports show Dick Rigg as being the
possiblo next man to join President
Wilson and Sammy Gompors, ns a
victim of nervous prostration. At
any rate, nothing can be socn or
heard in Winnipeg of tho newly appointed* official charter suatcher of
the Canadian Trades Congress. Every
day sees new recruits to the ranks
of tho 0. B. U.
The official organ of the Winnipeg Centrnl tabor Council of tho
0. B. U.( the Winnipeg 0. B. U. Bulletin, is a neat- little eight-pnge
papor, constantly increasing in. its
sub. list, and consequently improving in Kb style and contents. Headers of the B. C. Federationist would
not do amiss to have this pnpor
coming weekly to their places of
abode. Two dollars per annum, or
one dollar for- six months will to
tho trick. J, D. Houston, a first*
class ox pone nt of Marxian economics and philosophy, Is thc editor and
will be pleased to relinquish his
many other tasks to put the names
ef  Vanoouver workers on the list.
A grand dance and whist drive,
the first of its kind, is to bo held
noxt Friday night, under the auspices of the 0. B. P. Central Labor
Council, and a groat turnout is expected.
Tho work of the educational committee cannot be over-estimated. A
good circulating'library has bcen
commenced and is rapidly developing, while seven or eight classes for
studying Marxian economics aro already in full ffwing.
Poter Wright, of Bolshevik fame,
having been touted around this city
by tho plutes, has given the workers
here the bonefit of his long and ripe
(over-ripol) experience In the British Labor movoment, the not result
of whioh adviee appears to bo:
Stand behind Mayor C. F. Gray, tho
only living sample of constituted authority. It looks as if tho Winnipeg
workera will stand bohind the gray
maro (mayor)—a darned good long
way behind, tool
The gentle zephyrs born around
tho Hudson Bay aro wafting icily
across this prairie metropolis. Fur
coats, visor caps and heavy mitts
aro everywhere in ovidenco, whilo
people plod persistently through tho
earth's white and powdery mantle.
Storm doors and windows ore already hung; everywhero furnaces
roar in cottage and mansion alike.
But, nevertheless, Winnipeg is hot,
very hot.
Ask your grocer If hit clerks are
in the unioni
Money  Raised   Is   Only
Used for. Defense and
Support of Families
Certain individuals who have not
boon on thc best of terms with the
men arrested in Winnipeg, and who
are now facing trial, arc busy in
an underhand manner knocking the
dofenso activities. Not content
with this, insinuations are being
mado as to salaries that aro being
paid to members of the committee.
For tho information of everybody
interested tho following , statement
is issued by the committee: No
member of the committee has re
ceivod n single cent for their ser
vices. All work done by ihe coin,
mitteo is being done voluntnrily. The
first charge on.the fund is to maintain the families of tlio'meii arrested, the next being the legal defense,
The local committee has paid $2000
dollars to the legal firm of Bird,
Macdonald & Co., tor the defense of
tho mon in Winnipeg, ' nnd other
Bums for the defenso of the Hussion
workers nrrcsjed here. This week
the sum of $1750 has been forwarded to Winnipeg at thc request of
tho committee"theroj and only' tt'
small sum now'remains on" hand for
tho support oi: thc families uf the
Vancouver men arrested. The books
of tbe committee are open to" inspection at any time, ond any legitimate organization of workers enn
examine them. It is the intention
of the committee to take steps to
doul with any indiviuual who from'
this dato indulges in this despicable
and underhand method of attempting to provent support of the defense of the men now facing trial:
Their names are known, and if this
is not warning enough, then any
aetion that may be taken to expose
them will be tho result of their own
miserable and contemptible actions.
Defense Dance -
forgot   tho "Tradee
Don't forgot tho Trades and'
Labor Council whist drive and
danco on Wednesday December 3,
in the Dominion Hall. This dance-
is being organized to raise funds* for
the defense of the men arreBted in
Winnipeg. Admission, gents 50c ladies 25c.
Afternoon Meetings at the
O'Brien Hall Grow
in Popularity
The varied menu which ia being
provided at tho Vancouver Open
Forum, held on Sunday afternoons
at 2:30 in the O'Brien Hall, nnd the
interost displayed in questions and
discussion following the main address, proves that thc Open Forum
has a placo in the community.
Addresses havo already bcen delivered upon "OitUonfihip" by Mr.
J. S. Woodsworth, "Belgium and Ils
People" by Professor Mack Eastman, and "More About the High
Cost of Living" by Hov. A. E,
Oookc. Noxt Sunday afternoon the.
platform will be occupied by Mr,
Tom Richardson, ex-M, P. of tho
British Labor Party, whose knowledge of thc international labor
movement enables him to make valuable contributions whenever ho
Some future dates will be filled
by Mn. Balph Smith, M. L. A.; Mr.
Garfield King, Dr. T. P. Hall, Prof.,
Mack Eastman, and others prominent in the public life of the city.
Do you ever go out of your way
to patronize those who patronise net
Buy only from a union aUre.
Will Deal With History of
Revolution in
Comrade J. Harrington will speak
for Uie Soi'inlis: Party of Canada at
lbe   Empress   theatre   on   Sunday
at-8 o'clock.   Doors opon at
fit* address will be devoted to a
consideration of the Russian ques*
ijttn. November 7 marked the second anniversary of the rise to supreme power in Russin of tho Bolsheviki party and the establishment
of a working class republic of Soviets, therefore an address on that
revolutionary uprising ngainst the
capitalist system, the programmo of
social transformation initiated and
the long and heroic strugglo to maintain tho integrity of tho republic
against a world in anus seeking to
suppress it, will bo of interest.
Notwithstanding the attraction of
thb unrest and social chaos existing
in. every country to observers of social affnirs, Soviet Russia's terrific
struggle remains the centre of interest, both for thoso whoso sympathies
alwaya .go . out i to those fighting
against great odds, and to those
students of social movements who
recognize in Russia the foundations
.being, laid for the new social order
.to which, humanity is marching.
Soviet Russia today presents ono
of Ihe most astonishing spectacles
in history. There is no parallel of
a poople enduring an assault, organized on such an immense scnle, as
his" been launched against Russin,
and- surviving. All capitalistic powers of military force, unstinted supplies to counter - revolutionnry
armies, a -successful inhuman starvation blockade, the persistent misrepresentation of -the press, pulpit,
and educational institutions, havo
been massed remorselessly agninst
-them. What is the secret of the
power of resistance of the Russiun
'working class! Has history nny approximate parallels!
' Come nnd hear Harrington explain
the meaning of this revolutionary
ardour and .strength that is frustrating the designs of the powerful
nations of the world.
Splendid Organization Is
Being Developed
in Strike
Every   Available   Legal
Means WiU Be
Bob Smillie Writes Prom/*
ising  Support for
Arrested Men
Workerg Arreeted in Winnipeg Must Have
The trial of the men arrested as
a result of the Winnipeg genernl
strike commenced this week. Thc
defense committee at Winnipeg haB
writton to the local committee asking that ull available funds be sent
at once. Thfc has bcen done, but
the amount sent, $17.10, is only a
drop in tho legal bucket, and more
money, must be raised it thc workers
arrested in Winnipeg are to have a
fair trial. It in the intention to use
every available legal means of securing thc acquit ml of our fellow
workers, but this Will take money.
Tho loeal committee is.acting ae an
auxiliary to the Winnipeg committee, and overy move thnt is made in
the defenso is communicated to the
local committeos in different parti
of the country. Sufficient information is to hnnd, to show that every
available court will bc used before
the men now standing trial are imprisoned. This, however, is sot anticipated, but if it is done it will
only bc after the grenteBt legul battle that was ever fought in Canada
-is finished. Your money and your
support are needed, surely thc men
who were arreBted for their loyalty
to the working class will not appenl
in vain.
lull Report of Proceedings Will Be Published
Next Week
The case ngainst Barney Roth nnd
Alexander Dourasoff, secret service
agfpts working in conjunction with
the Roynl North West Mounted Police, charged with prcjury in giving
evidence ngainst George Chckolf and
Boris Zukoff, in the recent secret
proceedings of tho immigration
board of inquiry, was commenced
before Magistrate Shaw in the police
coart on Tuesday. Tho cnso is not
yot, finished, and has been adjourned until Tuesday next. A full roport
of the police court proceedings will
bo published next week, when it is
expected thnt the ense will be finished.
Unlvereal Recolutlon.
Bologna .—The Italian Soclaliit
Party In a national congress of 1200
delegates, has adopted, by a majority of throe to one, tbe Maximalist
program. The Maximalists were
led by Serrati, oditor of the "Avail-
tl," who declared that the present
period is ono ot universal revolution and demanded the Immediate
establishment of workers' councils,
looking towards a proletarian dictatorship aa ft transitional measure
full communism.
Strike Has Been Settled at
McMurphy by
The trouble at the Northern Construction camp at McMurphy, has
been settled ns thc result of negotiations between tho men and employors.
A wire received from Alert Bay
notified that camp 3 was on strike,
with every indication that camps' 1
and 2 would tako similar action. Despite that, a strike of tho employees
of this company was recently settled
upon the undertaking that improved
living and working conditions should
bc put into operation, the company
haB not fulfilled, its promises, with
tho result that the men have aguin
decided to take that action, whieh is
the only ono which seems to bring
employers of this type to a realisation of thc fact that the logger ie
now organized. An accident to fellow worker Thompson, and the lack
of any proper first aid equipment in
the camp, and attention to his neods,
contributed to the decision of the
men to ta*ko direct action.'
Thc strikes at the camps end mill
of the Adams River Lumber Co. at
Chase and their log drivo at Enderby, still continues, thc men standing pat in their demand for nn 8-
hour day. The cold weather hns
caused thom to go into winter quarters ,and they intend to maintain un
activo picket until thc company
comes through. The spirit of the
men is magnificent, and if such
spirit can be given active expression
in the logging camps of the country,
wo ean soon look for conditions in
f.iimp moro fit for human beings than
those whieh now operate, particularly in the eastern sections sections
whero our organizers report bunks
:hree tiers high, double barrelled and
muzzle-loaders. A notable feature
of the Chase strike is the excellent
organisation which the men have developed for thc efficient conduct of
the strike. The men report thnt a
new camp has opened up in tbo district, which is conforming to all thc
conditions called for by the union.
If one employer can do it, why not
the Adams River Lumber Co..? But
possibly the company whieh is coming through with good conditions is
not a member of tno Ono Big Union
of Employers, comprising tho Rocky
Mountain Lumbermen's Association.
The B. C. Loggers Association, and
tbe B. C. Manufacturers ABsociation,
who recently united forces to fight
the Ono Big Union of employees.
Strikes are still boing maintained
against tbe camps of the Capilano
Lumber Co. Tho Merrill Ring A
Moore camp at Duncan Buy, and at
the Kimberley mines.
The organizers in Alherlu, Saskatchewan und Ontario nre sending in
splendid reports of the possibilities
of doing good work in those districts. Of course tho omployers arc
actively discriminating against tbem
and nny ono who takes on the job
of delogate, but this only results in
still further stiffening the hacks of
these men, who declare they will
stick to the job until tho camps of
the prairie nnd Eastern Province*.
are as solidly organized as aro (hose
of British Columbia.
A notable feature of thn organisers' experiences aro thc nmount of
personal attention nnd investigation
of their past, present and if possible
futuro activities by tho representatives of tho vested interests. On thc
Other hnnd, there is on file un measurable signed statements that the
employers and the nominal uphold-
(Continued on pago 8)
A Warning from Kamloops
Organizer McKenzie of the Loggers' Union has -issued the follow,
ing warning, which is self-explanatory;.
It has boen brought to my notice
that a certain individual or individuals have approached members uf
this union nnd solicited subscriptions for Chase strike fund without proper authority or credentials
from this union, and then used the
money for other purposes.
In view of the above thc genernl
public are warned agninst giving
money to auy person "who is unable
to-ahow credentials or authority
from the above-named organization
to collect moneys for any legitimate purposes of ifiis union.
Secreta ry • Trca s u ror.
Victoria Labor Candidate
Will Address Meeting
at National
The interest displayed in the recent Victorin by-election was evi-
donced when it was announced Inst
Sunday evening thut Comrado T. A.
Barnard would address next Sunday's mooting. In view of this announcement Comrade Richardson
last Sunday purposely nvoided any
detailed references to the nature of
the opposition encountered there, nl-
though us ono who had spent some
time in Victoria during the campaign he was able to intimate there
was much to. be said as to its un-
Trades CouncU WUl Hold
Dance  for   Defense
Fund, Dec'3rd
A lotter from Bob Smillie of the
Miners' Federation of Oreat Britain
was read at last night's meeting of
the Trades and Labor Council. The
letter was in reply to one sent by
the council calling tho attention of
the British workers to the arrest of
the men connected with the Winnipeg strike. . The letter promised any
support that could lie rendered in
securing justice, and referred to the
actions of the capitalistic class the
world over towards the workers' organizations. . Bnsiness Agent Wood
reported that splendid meetings of
the 0. B.,U. were being held at
Port Mann, and that tbo various
offices were keenly contested in that
unit. He also reported good progress
in organising the mill workers nt
New Westminster. He slated that
four International representatives
had attempted to address the worki
ers at the Wallace shipyards, but
that eithor to tho- whistle blowing,
or indifference on the part of the
men, it was not a success.
Thc Marine Firemen reported that
prcttj* nearly all workers on. the
watcr.front Mere now in the O. B. U.
The Transport Workers reported
ten new members, and that they
would bold a smoking concert in the
near future. The Loggers reported
settlement of a striko at Ninip Kisb.
and thnt they were making progress
at all pointB.
Ber. Mr. Cooke Asked to Speak
Del. Gibb referred to the meeting
at thc Forum last Sunday, and
stated that tho Rev. Mr. Cooke, the
speaker, had denied that labor power
was a commodity, and that a Professor Angus had statod that direct
aetion wns of uso to the workers.
He suggested that both of those
gcntlemcnt be invited to address the
council. Tho Becrotary waa instructed to extend an invitation ttt
them to address the council. .
V. B. Mtdfley President
Owing to the resignation of President J. O. Smith as a delegate to the
council, the office was declared' vacant, nnd nominations for that position culled for.   Delegates Midgley,
Harrison and Wilson   were   nominated.    Delogatcs Wilson and Harrison declined, and Del. Midgley was
elected to fill the unexpired term by
f    De). Kavanagh referred to a publication being put oiit at Coughlan's
JVOii thc Job ".being tho title.   Ho
stnted that its main function seemed to be to spoed up production, and
suggested that if the editor lost his
job at CougkJnn's he would no doubt
get a cub reporter'*   job   on   the
Province or the Sun. and preferably
the Sun.   He also suggested that the
reporters in this part of the world
should note the action   of   thc   reporters at Barcelona, who had  refused to rcjKirt meetings unless tbe
non-union reporters were turned out.
Del. Winch suggosted that   the - reporters  should  bc  given  thc  right
that delegates bad    of   expressing
their opinions on the floor.
Del. Midgley reported that goud
progress Mas being made by -the
0. B. U. in all parts of thc country,
nnd stated that the miners in tho
Crow's Nest Pass had re-established
their district board with Ed Browne,
scrupulous nature.
Tho recent fight was one in whieh i temporary secretary, until a district
Labor shook up old Victoria as it I mating could be organized.. He
haB never been shaken; and although! *hmJ. xliai t^'c distinct railroad or-
ontvoted, thc rolling up of over 8(100 «aniM»0M *ad joined the O. B. U.
votes has given an impel us lo the M Edmonton, and that Saskatoon
movoment which is moving to the Hml Fort William were rapidly or-
early defeat of thc Federal Govern-i«an""iK the now form of orgnniza
Just how Lnbor wns "out-voted''
is one of the stories which Barnard
has to tell, and thoso who knew the
enviable record of this province
whenever ballet boxes nre discustcd
will be obliged to admit lhat the
Victoria by-election story outranks
that even of Vancouver, and is
"rank" enough to bc putrid.
Thc song-books for the Labor
School havo just arrived from the
British Labor Party, and will be
used for he first time next Sunday
at thu sehool meeting in the O'Brien
Hull. As these arc to be sold at 5c
each, and there arc only 100 on
hnnd, members and friends of the
school should secure their copiCF
next Sundav at 2:30 p.m. in the
O'Brien Hall.
The Federated Lubor Party Club
will hold another debato on Saturday, November S, iu the party
rooms, 510 Dominion Building, nt S
p.m. The subject of the debate is
' Trade Unionism vs. Industrial
Unionism." The leaders »ili be
Comrades W. Batt nud A. Mclnnis.
A lively debate on n live (juration
is the outlook for Saturday night.
Junior League Social
A vory successful social was held
last Saturday evening in tho Old
Country Tea Rooms under tbo auspices of the Junior Labor League
(the younger folks of the Federated
",nbor Party) when a large number
of thc members of tho league and
also of the Labor Pnrty School turned out lo celebrate Hallowe'en, The
programme Included n short concert,
Hallowe'en game*' and a "conundrum menu," whieh added considerably to the fun. Tht* concert section of lho programme Included
piano selections by Miss Qllphn
Simons aud Mr. Limfjlois; ringing
and dancing by the Coultmni. kin
dies; Highland fling hy Mis. Annie
Oran j and a dialogue by Miss V.
Wells and E. Pierrot, By charging
ai^ admission of one book, or the
price of one, the league's library
has increased over 100 per cent at-
thc result of thc social*
tion. He called tbe attention of tbe
council to thc following press item
announcing a re-organization of the
employers' association, which he
said might be thc 0. B. lh, if it were
not for tho names. The item reads
as follows:
"Thc flrst annual meeting of tlio
Employers' Association pf B. C. was
held last night iu thc Hotel Vancouver. Tho gathering was representative of the employers from
Vancouver, New Westminster, Vancouver Island and the Inturior.
"Owing to the extension of. the
association throughout the province
the constitution wus changed so as to embrace a directorate
of twenty-four iu plane of twelve,
thus hnving representatives uf the
board from distant points, and also
allowing for representation of tho
various industries.   ,
"Mr. E. 11. Beazlcy of the Union
Steamship Company of British Columbin was unanimously elected
presidont. Mr. J, R. Duncan of the
Vulcan Iron Works was the only
nominee for vice-president.
"Thc directors for the ensuing
yenr were elected as follows: Ship-
uuiding, J. J. Coughlan; fisheries,
F. E, Burke; cartage, stornge and
cold sturnge, W. Dnlton; public utilities, George; Kidd; railroads, F. W.
Peters; logging F, C, Riley; packing, W. J. B. Wilson; mining, F. M.
Sylvester] paper and pulp, Norman
Lang; lumber and shingles, E. C.
"Vancouver Island—J. 0. Cameron, chairman Island oxecutive;
Edwin Tomlin, viee-chnirmnn.
"Inlerior—S. 8. Fowler, chairman; II, R. Vun Wtigenen, viec-
" Additional directors front the
northern parts of the province and
Vanoouver Island and the Interior
will be elected as thc membership of
these points is udded to, so that all
pointB will be adequately represented."
A general discussion then took
place en the question of geographical line, of urbanization in the
O, B, U, nud oa the practicability ot
(Continued on pago 8) PAGE TWO
eleventh year. No. 45    THE BRITISH COLUMBIA FEDERATIONIST    vancouveb, b. e.
...November 7, 191
"Upstairs We Save You Money"
Arnold & Quigley's
Annual Mid-Winter
Clearance Sale
Remarkable Clearance
Prices on Men's Suits,
Overcoats and Raincoats
Begular up to 136
Overcoats. —	
Begular up to $40
Overcoats. ...	
Begular up to $46
Begular up to $25   Ai f*
Raiiicoats . $ 1 v
Regular up to $30
Baincoats ......'...
Begular up to $40
Baincoats. ~
$35 English Aquatite Showerproof Cloth Coats, in
medium shades of brown—a splendid tlQ
garment.   Sale price   «pi«J
These Suit Prices Will
Save You Money
Values *to $35  in  ^Jen's   Values  to  $50  in  Men's
Tweed and
Worsted Suits..
Tweed and
Worsted Suits...
$55 values in Men's Ouar-
. Values to  $46  in  Men's   a„teed Indigo Dye Navy
Tweed and
Worsted Suits ..
Blue Serge
Arnold & Quigley
oboobbt oiruTtmt
rtamt Otuo tea. lb. „..:.. a.
Flo.lt L.BOB PmI. Ih. . JJI
New Sntlni B.I.IM, P*I* - ■»«
Vaacaa. Hhi,  pk(.    *"
W. itvlMd tw to bur ip.d> lul
mk.    K.w w. .dvlM 7°° te
bur Tm.    Slator's A_\_
Tm mlr, lb. ..._______"_
SUt.r'.  Sited  Stre.kf  Buon,   per
lb.   450
Sl.t.r'.   SllMd   Stroll*/   B.con,   per
lb _    SOO
Slat.r'i  Sllcd  Stre.kr   B.con,
lb ._ „
BM.r'a   SllMd   Bon.leM   Roll,    per
Tlneet Mrtrt Tm, ».
Bl» Blbbn Tut, lb. _._.- Me
Sbter'i ltd Ubel Tm, lb.  «M
ShUr's Bhu Ub.l •tea, Ib.  Ste
Hunt Frmmd OiafW, lb .60s
BmUIM hnd ud   drr   onlMl.
SpeeUI, • Ibl. ___
ten ._.....*?»v
Wbo nM Beat mi Mfk ta prlcat
SUter Befar-oBr-Mi StrMkr Baooa,
b.l( or whole el.ba,
•nir, lb. 	
Bluer"!  Siloed Rolled Amain, p«r
Bird'. Coeur. Powd.r, a In *SJe
■trr'e Com, bill pom* *U»
Slater'a    Sliced    Back
Ij.bob Ce«u,  Ib.
Vinegar, bottl. 	
Flneet BmI Dripping, lb.
Flite.t Fnr. Lard, Ib	
Vinefari fallen Jog  -8*0
nan hut mpabmhr
Flnaet Loe.1 Laaib Lms,  » Jl*
FinMl Land Lamb Lolas, lb. ...,..«««
flnut Looal Lamb lh.nU.ro, lb. Ul
liaeat Local Lamb Sow, lb.
BoiUnr Beef, from, p»r lb.
Butler la going to be high priced.
Oar butter, bnt only, (Ul_
per lb _ .BUB
■ABIT xoanM apscuL
Flnut  Compound Laid,  leg. IM.
Satudar iroa <   a.m.   t.   II
En lb.   —.—""'
laalt 4 lba.
Fineat Dairy Butter, lbr* SSo
Fineat Canadian Cheese, lb. ........Sic
Alberta Cooking Egge, doien ....... «6c
Alberta FfMk Egg., doaen 700
Nabob ViHgar, bottl. .Me
Fork and Bmbi, I lor ita
H. P. Sue* Ate
3 Stores
, Pbone Sir. SMI
... Phona Sir. IH
. Pkoao Fair. MM
Highest Grade Mechanic's Tools
Martin, Finlayson & Mather Ltd.
,45 Hasting* St W.      ::      Vancouver, B. C.
In Fair Weather
or Foul
A Man's Shoe Plays a Vitally
Important Part in His Daily
We're Showing
Shoes for Men
today that in LEATHEB ORADE and QUALITV ennnot bo
duplicated anywhoro at the price. Onr Big Show Windows oro a
faint index of tho raro choosing you'll lind Insido. Tbo HARD
TO HT aro our specialty.
Goodwin Shoe Co.
News of the pimber Workers
Industrial Unit of the 0. B. U.
15,000 in 1919
50,000 in 1920!
..mi i. ii. in I i m mi I**.**—.... e ■ mn i... ii iii.i... i. i. ii. .ei ii.eiiiii
All wage-workers ln the lumber Industry or Is construction campa are
eligible for membership.   Entrance foe, J too; monthly dues, $1.00.
Headquarters at 61 Cordova Streot Wost, Vancouver. District Offices at
Cranbrook, Edmonton, Kaamloops, Nolson, Port Arthur, Prince Albert,
Prince Oeorge, Prince Rupert, Princeton; with othors la process of formation.
Regular business meetings held at tho Vancouver headquarters the second and fourth Sundays of the month at £ p.m. General conventions of
delegates in January and July.
Tho Union issues its own paper, the "Worker," twice monthly. Editor,
E. Mndbcrg; auditors, McsarB. Buftar & Chicne, London Building, Vancouvor. Legal adviscre, Messrs. Bird, Macdonald & Co., Metropolitan
Building, Vancouver. Secretary-treasurer, E. Winch, 61 Cordova Streot
West, Vuncouvor.
Cranbrook, B. C—District secretary, O. H. Thompson, Box 18: logal adviser, A. McNoil, Pernio.
Edmonton, Alta.—District seeretary, Carl O. Berg, 10333—101st Street;
legal adviser (see Vancouver).
Kamloops, B. C.—District secretary, A. McKenzie, Box 812; legal ad*
viser (soe Vancouver).
Nelson, B. C—District secretary, B. Barrow; legal advisor (see Vancouver).
Port Arthur, Ont.—District secretary, B. Lochoad, 381 Bay Street; legal
advisor (aee Vancouver). /
Prince Albert, .Sask.—District secretary, W. Cowan, 108—8th Street
East; legal adviser (see Vancouvor).
Prince Oeorge, B. C—District secretary, T. Mace, Drawer 20; le
adviser, P. E. Wilson.
Princo. Bupert, B. C.—District^seeretary, J. H. Burrough, Box 833; legal
adviser, Williams k Manson.
Princeton, B. C—B. Baxter, Box B; legal adviser (see Vanoouver),
Executive members, P. Adamson, B. Barrow, B. Baxter,- J, M. Clarke,
M. Georgo, C. J. Hatch, N. Hathcrly, J. P. Johnson J. O. King, W. J.
LaBell, M. J. Mahoney, J. MacLaughlan, C. McPhall, P. Olson, T, Springer.
General Items
Delegates must look np the books
of all members im camp and see if
their dues are paid up to date. This
is important.
Some time ago parcels were sent
to every camp containing a quantity
of copies of constitution and. laws,
It appears that many of these par
cols did not reach their destination.
If any camp deriros more copies to
be sent them, please write to headquarters stating the number re
O. B. IT. Oonvention
Bome time in the near future tho
O. B. U. convention will bo held,
und naturally tho question of tho
manner in wliich thc organization
shall operate will require and re-
ceive considerable consideration.
Thta question cun be approached
from throe directions: The^form it
should take; the form it may take;
thc form it has taken. The lattor
aspect is important only in that it
gives us a starting off place, and
also the moans of seeing in what
particular manner, if any, the present form needs amending. The
form it may take may possibly bo
the wrong one, if it is molded ac<
cording to some preconceived or nn
liquated plan. The form it Bhould
take is that whieh. will most readily
and effectively enable the workers,
under any circumstances, to act in
advancing and maintaining their interests, social and economic. To permit thiB it is obvious that the form
of organization must bo such as will
flt the industrial conditions aa they
are now, or as they may becomo
through the further development of
tho machinery of production. One
thing is obvious—the form must be
such that Internal fights over jurisdiction (or spheres of influence),
whother for reasons of revenue or
votes cannot enter in. To secure the
right form of organisation from the
start, it must be one that ie built
upon the neods and understanding of
the men on the job, and not be
handed to him and imposed by any
individual or collection of Moses-es,
leaders or stovo philosophers—members in camp should thoroughly discuss this question, fully and often,
then send in your viow so that your
delegates may go representing yon,
not themsolves.
By the terms of tho resolution ad
opted at the last goneral meeting,
the contract, piecework and bonus
syBtem is to cease by the end of the
year.  What are you doing about itf
The supplies necessary to open a
district offico eost a minimum of
$250. In addition to which there are
the expenses in connection with
sending out organizers whose work,
it is to sow the seeds and gather a
sufficient number of mombers to on-
able a branch to be formed. It cost
nearly $2000 to organize Cranbrook
diatrict, evory cent of Vhich has
been repaid. The work of those who
are already organizod is to provide
the means whioh enable the work to
be pushed ahead as quickly and as
far aa possible. It is really casting
your bread npon the waters; tho
benefit returning to you later. For
until tho othor man is organized, you
aro yourself unorganized Until his
emancipation is effected, we also
must remain enslaved and exploited.
When you cast your vote do you
always consider the possible effect
of your action! Do you select tho
best man for the job! Your intorest
demands the highost degree of efficiency, whether it be an executive
member or dcloguto, member of camp
cemmitteo or organizer, janitor or
secretary, tho one thing your interest demands is efficiency. Aro you
efficient yourselft If not, you don't
know whon you have it, or how to
get it from othors.
Be Monthly Engagement
The provision of the law regarding terminating monthly engagements. Is, that the sumo cannot bo
terminated ou either side in the ub-
notice of special cause, without reasonable notice, such notice to be
ia ordinary cases, a month's notice.
If cither party terminates tho engagement—tho employer by wrongful dismissal, or the employee by
wrongfully throwing up his job-
without suoh notice, he is liable to
an action for damages,
In the case of wrongful dismissal
by the employer, tho normal measure
of damages is one month's wages,
but this may bo diminished by evi-
deuoo that the employee .after dismissal, could have obtained similar
work elsewhere. In that case, the
court would award as damages
wages during tho timo when ho wns
out of work nnd unable to obtain
Mime, not exceeding ono month.
If a man starts to work on n
monthly engagement in the middle
oF thc month, his month counts from
the time of Ms engagement Ho
does not hnve to commence from the
1st or nny other particular dny, but
In point of practice, where a regular
pay dny is established, it is usual to
pay thc mnn so employed for a portion uf tlie month, so as to bring htm
in line with tho rest of tho employees, and if thut course is adopted with mutual consent, the employment thereafter will bo from payday to pay-day.
If au employee ta wrongfully dis
missed in the middle of the month,
the greatest damages he can claim
are wages for the current month,
plus one month's wages for wrongful dismissal ,and in the absence of
evidence that he could obtain similar employment elsewhere within
that time, that will be the amount
of damages he will get.. We /may
say, however, that in our experience,
employers generally manage to find
evidence that a man could have got
a job elsewhere if he had tried.
Bird, Macdonald ft Co..
Was* and Other Claims <
Many communacitiona are received from members or district offices
asking for the legal advisors to take
action on behalf of tho members to
secure payment on unpaid wages.
In very few instances is the necessary information given which would
enable the lawyers to take immediate action. They have requested
that in view of cases'of thta kind,
the following information be furn
ished in the flrst communication:
Full namo and address of work.
Full name and addreu of employer.
FuU date of employment .
Date of discharge.
Nature of work done by workman.
Daily rate of wages.
Amount of wages due.
Place where work was done.
In cases where it is desired to file
a lien, either mechanic or woodsman,
information is requird as to where
the logs are lying or situation ' of
building where the work was dono,
and in the cases of a woodsman's
lien, it is advised that the organizer
should bo appointed by the workman
to act as his duly authorized agent
to file a lien on behalf of the workman.
Despite the foregoing instructions,
the lawyers are still receiving many
cases to deal with in which sufficient
information is not given to permit
the   necessary   legal   action   being
Auditors' Quarterly Beport of Incomo and Expenditure*
From July 1st to September 30th
wage.  '  -.m..*208'-50
Janitor, wages   •••• » ">••'
B°PP'iM ' •" - _     .0 254.80
Furnlturo and equipment —j.. •••*•-	
Offlee alterations and repairs^.'.. ......
Printing, stationery and offlceTSundries .
Bent of headquarters  «i*I*<<
Doduet—Bent receiyod for use of hall..
....   150.
.....      8.
Postages (including mailing Workor)
Light, telephone and tclogra#li ^.	
Eichange and bank charges
Insurance, bond .... ■	
Logal and .audit foes .
Dolegates, commissions and e*p
Genoral Meeting— .
Bent of hall, delegates' eipontts and sundries...
Members card holders —.—..—LJL. —.-+.*.....—
O. B. 17. buttons
-. 145.00
Beceived from members.
Reading Boon ud General Literature
Special Literature— '    "      I
Bed Flag
Oakland World 	
The Communist ..... .... >••-•
Pamphlets on industrial unionism •
.. 108,
, 74.
. 25,
. 440.
B. C. Federationist paper ...............~....................»*....~.-
Workor (not including eost of mailing)  —
'•   Expenditure on Behalf of Dlstrictt
Cranbrook j—.—...—!....—».—......——„„»„.
Prince Georgo —. —.—.—.————.—
Prince Bupert ....—„-. ...—.....^~——.....
Nelson .................. .—...........,.—-.—..——.
Kamloops ......... .... ...-.^.—..................................
Donations—   .
Winnipeg defense fund ..»-
Beilingham strike fund —•
Members' Donations-
Winnipeg dofenBe fund .......
Beilingham striko fund ....
Dues per Capita-
One Big Union
... 526.
, 270,
. 167,
. 159.
. 40.
—a 738.45
01   .
—t 302.76
. 1248.
,   705.
taken with the requisite speed, as a
consequence, it has not always been
possible to Ala the lion within the
specified time. The following letter
haa been rocoived from the lawyers
bearing upon the question, and dU*
triot offices, delegates and members
are urged to keep, the information by
them for future uso, df required:
Dear Sir,—
We find that instructions are com*
ing through from out-of-town officials for the filing of liens without
sufficient instructions to enable us to
proceed. This in spite ef the fact
that we have already written you,
giving the full particulars of the details required by ua. We are now
onclosing a copy of the statement of
claim of lien which has to bo filed
in each ease, in which a workmen's
lien is claimed. This shows in detail
the .information that is required by
us before the Hen can be filed. Could
you circulate copies of this statement
of the claim of lion among your dls*
triet officials, so that in future we
may get accurate information in the
first instance, which will avoid delay
in writing for further 'instructions.
Tours truly,
Statement of Claim for Lion
I, of the town of
, in the Provinee of
as the duly authorized agent of
of the same placo, under the Woodmen's Lien for Wages Act,
claims a Hen upon certain logs or
timber of the (name of employer),
composed of logs (state kind of logs
or timber) now situate at
in respect of the following work,
that is to say:
Work done aa at
(name sf place where work was
done) which waa waa done
between the day of        and tho
day of at tht rate ot 0
Tha amount claimed aa due is the
sum of 0 aa appears
by tho time ehteki of the (name of
company) aa follows:
' * ,
Memben in Hospital
A. Smith died In St. Paul'a Hospital on November 4.
St. Paul's—A.Bergman, J. Crosby,
T. Dcluea, Wm. Dclucca, O, Osmaka,
T. D. Thompson.
General—Steve Anderson, 3. Bolton, J, Coriar, J. Fleming, J. Gond,
G. Gosmirka. J, Halliday, B. Hanson, Gus Jonnson, P. Krawchuk,
H. Mahan, John March, It. B. Mat-
tatall, A. P. MeCabe, J, McKenzie,
G. McKinnon, J. B. Niehols, E. H.
Olson, D. Bowell, P. Soine, M. Warren.
It will be greatly appreciated it
membera in town will spare an hour
to go and seo soma of those patients.
Vancouver Tradea and Labor Council...
Strike Belief Expenses, etc.—
Princeton .
. 1287.
Prince Georgo.
Duncan Bay v...
Cowichan Lake
Knox Bay ........
Alert Bay ..........
Sooke ,
Sundries (including carrying banners) ..
Hospital and Siok Belief-
Claims to Higgins of cash reoelved from lawyera     35,
Claims to A. Anderson of caah received from lawyers..
' Balances In Bank and on Hand
Union Bank of Canada ! ♦4001.72
Cash on hand     894.83
—4   84.00
Baluncos In Bank and on hand,, July 1st—
Union Bank of Canada .- ..,................—...........
Cash on hand ■•-•■ •■■•*••■
Dues  *.k	
District members ...
lAduct commission'
Expenses ii"	
Donated by Mombrrs—>
Winnipeg doVunse fund .....
Beilingham strike fund ...<•«
..   101.57
v   Of
. 9652.34*
Loggers Association
Scale of Wages
The minimum union rate of wagea
is ♦S.OO » day.
The following scalaa is that luued
by tho Employers Association in
whieh .4.75 ia given as the minimum rate, but th* majority of
camps are paying tha union minimum:
Hook Tenders ♦S.OO
Bigglng Slingers 0.00
Chokerman  — —.......— 6.80
Pumpman .—.—-......... — 4.75
Signalman ...	
Knotter ,
..„. 4.75
Head Loader ....  7.60
Second Loader .............................. 6.75
Loading Engineor < — 8.25
Yarding ™ 6.25
-    '      -" , 4.75
Donkoy Fireman «—.—.»-
Wood Backers ..............
Unhookmin _....__ ,
Wood Splitter *....«»	
Head Bigger —. ..........
_   69.28   501.78
Princeton strike fund .
Central strike fund	
, 1248.64
, 705.60
, 107.58
. 1723.92
Received from Districts-"
Kamloops ......
, 1678.07
Prince Bupert   .. .-   100.00
Princo Georgo ....  Jii*i.     04.00
Sundry Bcccipts—
Salo of safe boios ..*-...._.	
Claim due A. Anderson	
Pines...:. i .x....
..    07.00
.    80.00
_    10.00
— ♦ 187.00
The details of tho receipts 'and "expenditures have been given ln tht
llnuiiclal statements published in. tlio Worker each month.
Coutrlbutions to Winnlpg Defense Fund Since Oet, IM
O, Wnvtc, *-'(); Kttingi-r Mulro3«, *5; John Clark, *3; contributors of $2
euch: tl. lii'ddit-, Wm. Cook, B. J, Bennott, Chas. Ellison, Slvert Olson, A.
Nniilcr; T. lloliefu, *5j contributors o{ 42.60 oach: F, J. Johnston; contributions of .1.00 ench: Horry Dicks, A. W. Blakoley, Chas. Beck, _. TilofT,
11, Krickson, H. Collins, O. Wlnoso, A. Nelson, Boss Lyons, A. Lyons, J,
H|icurt*, J, ltouhuur, J. Helandor, J. Alexander, Wm. Powell, A. Jarvia. P.
Petorson, J. Ainqulst, B. Olsen, J. Ambitch, A. Binkos, F. Wilson, B. Allen,
N. Bruuscll, G. Nelson, 8. Benson, O. Mutohln, 1. Higgins, Weeks. Total,
♦70.50. ,*
Dependent on number of. sides.
Second Bigger .........._................ 0.50
Bigger's Helper  5.60
Chaser 6.76
Falling ud Bucking
Bucking Foreman ...4e.S0
Head Faller 6.50
Socond Faller  5.76
Buckors  6.50
Filers „ 6.50
Bailway Men
Engineers  Optional
Firemen  a........ Optional
Head Brakeman  ..,....♦6.00
Second Brakeman ........... ,. 6.
Section Men ...—. .... . 4,50
Graders  .... 4.75
Steel Mtn  4.76
Board, 41.35 per day except in a
few camps where 41*60 per day it.
The following wage soale In operation at Alberni Pacific Lumber
Co., since striko—August, 1919—and
haB also been put in to operation
olsewhere—board 41,60 per day:
Head Faller  .' 46.25
Second Faller  6.00
Buckors  8.76
Head Tender .'. 9.80
B. Slinger  6.80
Chasors  _.. 5.75
Chokerman  6.75
Signalman  -.  4.60
Ynrdlng Engineer 7.75
Firoinan Y Engine 6.00
Wood Buckor _. 5.00
Lomling Engineer  7,76
Loading 1''reman  5.00
Head Loader _. ........... 9.25
Alteration Sale
29 Only—Heavy Velout and Silver tone Coatees and Dolmans.
Begular |45. The value in the regular way was moro than you 'd
get elsewhere.   At our Alteration Sale Prices &> *t f*   mr\
Bemember there are only 29
they are likt a gift at .....
Come in all sises—various colors,
of these garments—act quickly.
This iB only ono of the many rare opportunities at our great Clearance.
Neat OranviUe
Third Loader  6.7B
Blacksmith  8.80
B. Holper  _ 8.00
H. High Bigger  +  9.60
Second High Bigger . 6.75
Rigger's Helper . 5.75
Filor  8.25
Locomotive Engineer Main I/me
 .'. 4225.00
Locomotive Firoman   ....45.60
Head Brakeman  7.00
Second Brakeman  5.75
Switching Engineor  8.00
Switching Fireman  5.00
H. Brakeman, S. Crew ..... 6.60
Second Brakeman, S. Crow 5.75
Section Forcmnn 6,00
Section Laborers  4.50
Bullcook  - 75.00
and board.
Night Engineer  6.50
Master Mechanic  8.75
Pumping Eng. Gas 5.50
Car Bopalrer  5.75
Election of 0.B.U
Convention Delegates
Th'a following it. result of ballot
as ehecked up by the committee appointed by the. buainess meeting.
Tht full totals of ballots east is
in excess of the number given hart,
but some camps sent in their report
sheets only without forwarding the
ballots. In other cases, although tha
counting of the votes was delayed
for several days to permit the outlying camps to got in their reports
some arrived too late. These, however, do not affect tht result other
than giving the leading candidates
still greater leads ovor their opponents. Details of camp votes will
be given in the Worker.
637 Allman, H, Coast District .... 4
445 Andorson, Paul, Coast Dlstriot 4
409 Baxter, B. Princeton Dist..C. 0
29 Booth, J. S., Coast District. 29
172 Carey, Jim, Coast District 16
Clarke, J. M., Coast Dlst. 8
124 Cowan, W., Coaat Dist 22
24 De Greek, Geo. Coast Dist 31
146 Ereckson, A,, Coast Di»triot....l8
118 Garbet, W., Coast District 24
"418 Grace, Joe, Coaat Dist ... 7
548 Hathorly, N., Coast Dlst. 5
"415 Higgins, B., Coast Dist.......... 7
" Tie.
123 Keane, M. J., Coaat Dist. 28
185 Kolly, Ed., Coast Dlst 20
145 King, J. O., Prince George...l0
205 Lemoine, J. E., Coaat Dist 14
414 Mahoney, S. J., Cranbrook... 8
345 Mace, Tom, Prince* George. 11
114 Mellows, Thon*, Coast Dist 28
1240 McKenzie, Alex, Kamloops... 2
218 McLachlan, Jas., Princoton....l3
160 McKnight, H. W, Const Dist. 17
378 MoKinley, A. H. Kamloops...28
39 Plumb, W., Coast Dist 28
286 Springer, T., Coast Dist... 12
92 Springer, C. T., Coast Dist 26
181 Smith, J., Coast Dlst  21
184 Sykes, W., Coast'Dist. 16
26 Skelton, M. C, Coast Dlst 90
61 Taylor, G. W., Coaat Dlst.~-.27
1666 Winch, E., Coast Dist 1
Including thott tent ont by the
headquartera and tho district offices there are at the present time
twenty-one organizers at work
throughout the country) it would not
however, be wise to publish thoir
names. In addition to these there
are 600 membors carrying credentials aa delegates. The total membership Is 11,000.
(Continued next page)
Patronize Fed. advertisers.
White & Bindon
thn. ley  lilt—Oonn.ctta| all
OfflH   Furnltur.,   riling  Savins,
Blsnk Books, Loos, test SritMos
iai raxDM aiBiEi was*
Yaaeeuver, B. O.
Soft Drinks and ,
Fresh Cool Beer
The right treatment
and best service.
PkoiM: br. 77MI-0, Hy. tl.SL
O. B. LBBB. PnirtUw
onuai. oioauttm aid ion
Greateit Stock of
fn Greater Vancouver
Replete In erery detail
taa Non-alcohoUc wlnn of tn
For Union Mtn
Phont Seymour OSS
rakt0 "ESSU ah»«.
nana leimras Tltt
Third riser, Willi BnUtlni, Vu-
count, B. O.
IIM) •» "th* ml tt Mt tm**m W*
m*"' umn tewis.
make good your advantage of
living ia British Columbia, by
spending a couple of weeks
out in the open, We offer you
a splendid selection of Fishing Tackle, Biftes, Cartridges,
Clothing, together with the
usual Camping Bequlrements.
Tht Completo Sporting Gooda
618*820 Hutings Street WtH,
After a day's labor
than a
Bottlo of
Atk for it
It'i Union-Mado
For Sale at all stands
Westminster Browery Oo.
aim OmOLU,   £**■»   TABOOOTBB
TBADBS  AMD   li?**   VOW""*
Our Union
Speciai for
A splendid Tan Calf
Boot for Fall wear.
The uppers are genuine calfskin and
soles are Goodyear
weltod. They come
_ in medium and narrow toe styles for dress wear; have rubber heels and
fibre soles; all sises; C, D and E widths. Our special
£ &i
on Credit
—no extra charge for the accommodation.
—no "red tape" investigation as to your financial
* —no publicity—all dealings treated as confidential.
On the above basis we offer readers of the FederationiBt a lino
of Hen's Suits equal to any offered in Vancouver—at prices which
you'll admit givo you extraordinary value.
Onr Terms—A mall Cash Deposit—Balance in weakly
or monthly payment! as yon are able.
Near Homor
One third reduction on
Crown and Bridge work
In viow of tho higher eost of living ond thc tendency of people
to neglect giving propor attention to thoir tooth, wo mako this
special offer.   It will maintain for a limited period only.
All work done wUl be up to the high standard of our offlce
and fully guaranteed.   Estimates given,
Drs. Brett Anderson and
Douglas Casselman
Dental X-Bay and Orown and Bridge Sptcialista
Office open Tuesday and Friday Evenings
Phone Seymonr S8S1—Examinations mado on phone appointments
Fresh Out Flowers, Funeral Designs, Wedding Bouquets, Fot Plants
Ornamental and Shade Trees, Seeds, Bulbs, Florists' Sundries
Brown Bros. & Co. Ltd.
48 Hastlnga Street Eut   - 728 OranvUlt Stntt
Stymour 086*072 Seymour 0513
Men's Moderate Priced Shoes
Regardless of thc great advance in the price of Men's
Shoes, wc are still offering our trade most splendid values
in good-looking, durable, stylish shoes at moderate prices.
Thc leathers, the shoemakiug and all the details of good
shoebuilding are evident.
Wc flt every foot perfectly.
The Ingledew Shoe Co.
News of the Lumber Workers
Industrial Unit of the 0. B. U.
\ (Continued from page 2)
Camp Conditions
Many requests are received from delegates as to what camps have tbe
full schedule uf camp conditions in operation. Owing to many general
and indefinite delegate reports as to conditions existing in'their camp, the
neccsBary detail information is not on file. It 'will be necessary to have
this available for the goneral meeting. Will all delegates, or membors in
camp where thoro is no delegate, cut out the following list, fill in the required information, and forward it to the headquarters at once.
This is important ,and only the men in the camp can furnish the information.      )   :
Postal address ... ••	
$2.00 PER YEAR
JP   " • : 7 ''  -•-
(e)     .   	
ijs it an 8-hour day camp to camp? «..._._	
Ma time and half paid for overtime, logal holidays and Sundaya f...
3.   (a)   Is the semi-monthly pay Act lived up tof	
(b)   If not, how and when are yon paidt.  ™~
Name or numbor of'camp	
Delegate 'b namo and number .
Names of camp committee,	
Numbor of mon working.	
Numbor of men in Union f '. .*.	
What District of tho L. W. I. are you in!	
Oan litoraturo bo addressed to "Camp Delogatet'
How many Feds, do you require each weeki....	
1.3 employer or foreman antagonistic to Union!.....	
Aro tho men for camp ordered through tho Union hallt	
If not, has the employer or foreman beon asked to do sot,. ....
Hnvo you in camp a copy of the Workmen's Compensation Actt...
Havo you in camp First Aid kit rcquirementst .'.	
Is tho kit in the- campt *.
Havo you a copy of tho Camp Hoalth and Sanitary Eogulationsf	
Are tho regulations lived up tot ! ,	
Has the Provincial Health Officer visited tho camp.   If so, whent	
Did he give instructions for improvements and have theso been carried
Equal to Your Luckiest Bake
Days in the Year
QUANTITY production—quality materials—machinery   has
made baker's bread cheaper and botter than home mado.
Try it.
Shelly Bros. Ltd.   Phone Fair. 44
Is it necessary that lie should inspect thc camp, if so, whyf ;;„	
(Give reasons and condition of the camp on a soparate piece of paper.)
Do you hold rogular meetings in camp, if so, when!	
Are tho following camp conditions in operation f
1.   $5 a day minimum wago?	
(a) If not, what job is paid less and what rato! -.	
(b) _ ;	
<<o   • ■■ 1  :	
4.""Is contract, piece-work or bonus system used in the campt	
5.   Has employer agreed to pay transportation to the job, and if tho
s :'<-: worker is not put to work, or is discharged beforo having earned
$25 over and above all expenses, including faro back to town, does
.       the empuloyer then pay the return fare, including in each case,
1'L ■   berth and moals f  ....—
ti.   Are the proper landing facilities with house adjoining supplied with
i     stove and wood! , .  —
7. Is transportation provided from boat or rail to camp! ~	
8. Do the bunk-houses conform to tho Union requirements, viz., not less
tban 18x24 and not containing more than ti single iron beds, each
with springs, mattresses, two double blankots, shoots, pillows and
pillow slips being washed onco a week, blankets once a month, and
every time bedding is changed from one porson to another.   The
employer to boar the cost of same!...
()   What is the size of your bunk-houso! „	
■ (b)   Ib it properly lighted and ventilatod!	
(c) How many bunks in each house! _... „..
(d) What kind! „ _	
(e) Are blankets, etc., provided or promised!.
I   (f)   Is any charge mado for them!..	
' 9.   Is thero-a stovo in bunk-house (in centre)!...
10.   (a)   Is here a wash-houso!	
Dry rack!	
Bath housef .
11.   Is hot and cold water supplied f...
Is antiseptic soap and towels furnished free!	
Have you proper toilet accommodation, and what distance from liv
ing buildings}
14.   Is kitchen staff supplied with sleeping quarters separate from tho
.'.',   . '    kitchen! 	
Is thore a sanitary store-room in connection with kitchen!..	
Is there a meat house nnd not closer than 15 feet from kitchen!....
Have you earthenware, with knives and spoons of nickel silver, with
dining-room tables covered with oil-cloth! .'. 	
How many mon at a table, 6 or more!	
Are kitchen utensils of copper, aluminum or pressed stoel!	
Aro there buildings suitable for blacksmiths' and fliers' uso!	
Is there a reading room! I „	
IA Union Store I
Superiority is ONE thing-PROVING it is ANOTHER.
We stand here ready and'willing—nay, anxious—to prove
to the uttermost that we MAKE tho BEBT CLOTHES
in the CITY for both MEN and WOMEN, and we aay—
and mean it—that comparing material, workmanship, stylo
and lit, our Suits and Overcoats represent at least 20 per
cent, better values
$4© UP
than the next
best, from whomever or wherever
you may get
them, and, whon
it comes to somo of thc heavily advertised "picturo11
suits—all "fluff and feathers," why, we're 100 por cent
ahead and thon some. Our Clothes are QUALITY first,
last and all the time. They are genuinely mado from Al
woolens by regular tailor-men to your individual style
and measure, with perfect fit absolutely and unqualifiedly
£2/  Aro complaints dealt with through tho camp committee! .
Regulations for the Sanitary Control df Lumbor, Mining and other
Camps, Sawmills and other Industries situated in Unorganized Districts.
1. Every employer of labor on
any work in any lumbering, mining,
construction, or other camp, sawmill,
or othor industry situated in any
portion of an unorganized district,
ihall, upon tho establishment of
each and every camp or work, forthwith notify tho Sanitary Inspector „ , , .
of the province of the establishment enforcement^^these. regulations,
of the same, and whon requested to
tions are not complied with, he may,
whero necessary, take steps to enforce them, and the expense of such
action shall be paid by the employor or his agent.
14. The penalties contained and
provided an section 111 of tho
"Health Act" shall apply to tho
violations of any of these regulations.
15. The Sanitary Inspector may,
where necessary, obtain the services
of any provincial countable or constables to assist him iu tho performance of his duties and to nid in tho
do so shall furnish such particulars
as may bo required by the said inspector.
2. Thc owner, manager, agent, or
foreman of nny lumber, mining, or
other camp, sawmill, or other industry located within an unorganized
district, shall, in connection with
every such industry or works, bo responsible for tho execution and enforcement of any regulation herein
contained or hereafter to bo adopted.
3. If in thc opinion of tho Sanitary Inspector tho site of any camp
of works is unhealthy or unsanitary,
ho may order the removal of such
camp or works to some other site
to be selected by him.
4. Any houso, tent, or dwelling
occupiod by the employees engaged
in any industry located within an
unorganized district Bhall contain
sufficient cubic feet of air spaco for
cve,ry occupan thereof as mny in
oach instance bc deemed necessary
by tho Sanitary Inspector, and shall
further be provided with efficient
means of ventilation. Thc floor of
every dwolling shall bo constructed
of boards or planks or other material equally suitablo for tho purposo, raised on supports at least one
foot from the ground, nnd so made
that it shall be tight. Every dwelling othor than a temporary tent
shall bo lighted by windows so constructed that thoy can be oponcd
whon necessary.
5. The method of ventilation of
every dwelling in which a stove or
furnace is used shall bo such as will
satisfy tho Sanitary Inspector. The
teiriporaturo of the room shall be
maintained at from 60 to 65 degrees
Fahr., nnd n shallow pan supplied
with water shall bc kopt on the stovo
to supply air moisture,
6. Every camp or works of ovory
industry coming under these regulations shall bo equipped with n wash-
houso or laundry containing a stove
and tubs or shower bath for bathing purposes.
7. Evory camp or works shall be
supplied with -a building or tent
properly constructed and set apart
as a kitchen, and having a dining
room in connection therewith, with
propor conveniences for the cleanliness of the employees.
8. Proper receptacles must bo
kept on hand into which all refuse,
whethor liquid or solid, must bc
placed, and such refuso must bo regularly destroyed by firo or removed
to a safo distance from any building
and bo so deposited as not to create
a nuisance or contaminate tho drinking water.
9. Latrines, earth, or other closets
must bo located, constructed, and
maintained in a manner satisfactory
to tho said Sanitary Inspector or
Modical Health Officer.
10. Stablos in connection with
any camp or works must be located as not to contaminate tho water
supply, and must bc not less than
125 feet distant from any dwelling
or kitchen. This distance may be increased at the discretion of the Sanitary Inspector or any Medical
Health Officer.
11. Tho water supply of any camp
or works must be unoontaminatcd
and obtained from a sourco satisfactory to the Sanitary Inspector
or Medical Health Officer.
12. Printed copies of thoso reg
ulations may bo obtainod from tbe
Sanitary Inspector.
13. Should tho Sanitary Inspec
tor find that any of these regain
By order,
Victoria, B. C.
Our advertisers support tho Federationist. lt is up to you to support  them.
"Train Up a Child in the Way—'
Would you uphold another war!
Wj'mothers of men take hcedl
.--Njuld you again into the maw
"Of Moloch fling your seed!
Would you today, as in tho past,
Your sons and brothers givo
JPft-p*. ferocious, lustful brute,
Or would you they should live!
JbA. littlo infant at your breast,
Wun arms about your neck.
Would you that it should be a man
Of just a hopeless wreck!
Tust gaze about and seo the fruits
Of this last bloody tight,
Then ask yourself tho question, if
Such things ns these aro righti
Would you instill into tho mind
Of your young, sturdy boy,
A lust for warfare grim und cruel;
Then givo to him a toy,
A sword of tin, a wooden gun;
For they, indeed, are seeds    ■
Of poison that will blossom forth
Into foul noxious weeds.
The knell of war will never aound
Until mankind doth seo
Its sordid, lustful avarice,
Its needless butchery.
No arms, no legs, no hope, no homo;
Your sons no longer wanted—
For they have now their purpose
Now by starvation haunted.
A wnr you say, that ondeth war!
Alas! There's no such thing;
'Tis just a shibboleth—a lie—
To hide the scorpion's sting.
For wars will rago till wo adopt
A method that will stop it;
Eliminate that system which
Is based upon vile profit.
T. F. M.
You want the most for those dollars you earn. You want to know that you're spending theni wisely. Here during our big
Winter Sale you're sure of 100 per cent, and more value for every dollar spent. Our stocks are priced on wholesale prices of
six months ago, consequently in nearly every instance they are l]pwer than today's wholesale price. Shoes won't be lower for
a long time to come. Better be "shoe wise" and anticipate your wants.  Come to JOHNSTON'S BIG WINTER SALE AND
SAVE. Here's a few examples of the way our prices run:
The "Broadway" Royal Purple and Duchess Calf Boot
on stylish recede lasts. Beautiful goods d»*J 7C
that eost $9.80 wholesale today. On sale at *pOe i O
Men's Black Gunmetal Laco Boots
with genuine whito
Neolin soles and
(These are onc dollar   more wholesale.)
Men's Leather Lined
Black Calf Bluchers
—a good boot for
Winter    wear.     All
Younger Men's Tan
Recede Too Lace
Boots, wolted soles;
new, stylish shapes.
(Theso are costing
jj.8.50 at tho factory.)
__ $7.50
Mon's Cocoa Brown.
Bluchers on  medium
round     toe    lusts.
Worth   |8.50   wholesale.
Agents  for  Slater's
Union-Made Shoes
Men's Box Culf Blucher Cut Laco Boots,
medium soles and
round toes, priced at
Ask lo soo the llroml-
way Tim Waterproof,
n boot with No. 1
stock nnd kid-lined
throughout. Worth
♦12.50 wholesale today. Bell-       $19
inn at...
Boys' City Rubber Boots, kneo length,
Boya' Heuvy Kneo Gum Boots,.    .
Boys' Hcnvy Gum Boots, thigh ..length,
Men's Ordinary Gum Boots, knee length,
pair -	
Men's Whito Sole Gum Boots, knee length,
pair ••
Men's Ordinary Gum Boots, hip length, aa ***.
Moil's Bost Snag Gum Boots, hip longth, An   mr.
Men's Bost Sporting Boots, thigh longth, Aft aa
Women's Rubber Boots, iince length, Ao  mra
P»ir   «P«3.0U
Misses'Rubber Boots, knee length, An AA
P«lr  •*•■•  «J>«J.UU
at tlu-nuin of tlu-i3u) irUv
tT_W 401? HASTIhCS S: iV      t'Oi UMHlft SJ M- mth'
^^        l/AHCOUVLh b C  ■    ht* WtSTMlN.SIfR B.C
A big rango of comfy house shoos
for nil members of the family spoc-
lolly priced. Ladles' fur trimmed
slippers with turn soles, Juliot
styles, all colors An mra
•nd sizes   <pZ.OU
Men's soft tan kid Everett slippers,
turn soles, all sizes, An ram
only ~ ~  9-..MO
Men's Boston Coif Blm'bcrs, with same  as cut or without toecaps, heavy oak soles, *__£% *m_i\
ordinary' height   $OeOU
Men's "Super" Brown  Calf Bluchers—
Heavy soles, our best boot v ,
Men's Urus Calf
Blucher, ordinary
height; samo as
illustration. Best
of stock—
Men's Tan Army
Grain Bluchers —
Made samu as
Boston calf cut;
keavv soles-
Tor the men who
ffnnt high cuts wo
atiote  the following prices!
Wen's Army Tan or Urus Culf 9-inch AQ AA
Bluchers   epO.UU
Men's Army Ton or Urus Calf 10-inch Aft AA
Bluchora   $U.\J\J
Men's Army Tan or Urns Calf 12-inch     $ 1 ft ftft
Bluchers    91 IftWI
Men's Brown "Super" Calf 10-inch high A| |   AA
Men's Brown "Super" Calf 12-inch high A| A AA
Leckie 0-inch High Cuts, blnck or tan,       A | A AA
all sizes  eDlU.UU
Remember these lines are tho bost hoavy goodB money
will buy and are guaranteed in every way. PAGE FOUR
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Unity ot Labor: The Hope of the World
FRIDAY :  Novembor 7, 1919
SAM GOMPERS has spoken. Prohibition is thc cause of Bolshevism, says
he. Well, Sam should know. Is he not
a "Labor leader?" Strange as it may
appear, Samuel has voiced a part o£ the
truth. Bolshevism to
CAM him  is  anything  that
PROHIBITION   savors of radicalism in
DO IT? the   Labor   movement.
That there is plenty of
this in thc labor movement he well knows;
in fact, the rank and file are pushing
him so fast just now that he himself is in
danger of becoming radical. There can
bo no doubt that prohibition has had %
wonderful effect on the Labor movement,
not only of this eountry, but wherever introduced. In the day of the bar, thc worker would drown his miseries in the cup
that cheers. Today, not having anything
to drown them in, he removes, or attempts
to remove them. No better example of
this can be found than in the organization
of the Loggers in this Province. In fact,
the Lumber Workers are in all cases
where organized, seeing to it that thc prohibition act is lived up to'and only where
booze is easily to be obtained is there any
difficulty in bringing about improved conditions. In a letter from one of the loggers in the interior, we are informed that
while the activities of the members of the
O. B. U. are being investigated by the
police, the bootleggers are at work unmolested. But to return to Oompers. He
"By adopting prohibition, we have
chanced the wrecking of the social
and economic fabric of the nation.
We have invaded the habits of the
workingman and this is what happened: We have upset that man; unsettled him, Uprooting one habit uproot* others."
If prohibition will wreck the social
fabric of capitalism, then the more of it
we have the better. If prohibition makes
the worker discontented with his present
position in society, then the sooner will it
be changed, if there is prohibition, and
with the change will go Samuel Gompers
and all other Labor leaders who would
lead tha workers to drink so that they
(hould not get'discontented with their
position in society. '
"a ■     a       *
If prohibition has upset the workers'
habit of allowing leaders to do their
thinking, then the master elass when they
enacted prohibition legislation, did them
such a service that nothing can ever repay them for it. But if only it would
make radieals of Sam and his
various henchmen in the International
frade union movement, that would bc the
Culmination of the most beneficial act of
all the ages. This, however, is we are
afraid, too much to hope for.
eleventh year. No. is    THE BRITISH COLUMBIA FEDERATIONIST    vancouveb, b. o.
FBIDAT. ......November 7, 191
LAST WEEK we pointed out that there
was little to enthuse over in the Ontario eleetion results. This week we have
ample proof of the wisdom of the position
taken, ■_ No government can be wiser than
its members, and Mr.
HO GROUND Drury, who has been
FOR HOPE chosen as the leader of
HERE. the U. P. O. and head of
the government of Ontario, has'by his utterances, shown that
he at least does not understand either the
position of the fanner, or the industrial
workers.     Speaking of Victory Bonds,
Mr. Drury has tho following to say:
The fanner can buy a Victory Bond
with a certain quantity of wheat, or
with the price of a steer, or with oer-
lain boxes of butter.    A few years
henoe thc price of these products will
be half the present priee.   Then tho
bond will be worth twice as much
wheat, twice as much butter or two
steers.   Moreover, the 5'/2 per cent,
interest payablo on the bond bought
now and paid for with produce at present prices becomes 11 por cont. whon
prices have fallen 50 per cent. Therefore thc time to buy a bond is now,
and the time to sell it, if it must be
sold, is when prices are again normal.
• *        *
Mr, Drury may have some grounds for
his optimism as to the impending Tall in
prices, but to date we find it impossible
to find anything that would warrant such
a prophecy. In fact, the floating of the
Victory Loan is most likely to have the
very opposite effect, and prices may continue to soar. Many and varied arc the
reasons given for the inerease in thc cost
of commodities, and thero is much confusion in the minds of the people on this
question. The main contributing factor
to the ever-increasing cost of living, is tho
inflation of the currency. This is brought
about by the issuing of paper money,
bonds that may bc used as currency, etc.,
etc., and this has been carried on to such
an extent that today there is less security
behind the currency of any country, than
thoro ever was, As a result, prices continue to rise.
* *        *
Commodities eichange one witli anoth-
tr, on the basis of the amount of social
labor-lime necessary to produce them. A
pair of shoes will exchange with any other
given commodity at this time, just as they
.would prior to the increased prices. In
other words, if you compare a pair of
Shoes with a hat, it will be found that
thcir relative position as commodities has
not materially differed in the period of
increasing prices. Their value as .compared one, with another has not changed,
yet it takes more money to purchase either
of them. This is due to tHe fact that
money is cheaper. Thc standard of thc
currency of this and other countries is
gold. Gold is a commodity. Every dollar bill, or other money tokens are useless,
unless there is wealth behind them. By the
issuing of paper money, bonds and other
things that can be used as money, and
thus swelling the medium of exchange,
and the amount of wealth held as security
in thc shape of gold not having increased
in proportion, has made money cheap,
hence the increase in prices. Commodities
such as shoes and hats have not materially
increased in value; in fact with the increased proficiency in the production of
these commodities, and thc consequently
lessening of the labor time necessary to
produce them, they are really less valuable than thoy were in 1910, yet as compared with money, they are dearer. In
other words, it takes more money to purchaso them. This is, however, due to the
interference with the medium of exchange, and the inflation of thc currency.
Money is cheap, because of thc fact it
docs not represent the amount of social
necessary labor time that it is supposed
to do, and every further inflation of tlie
currency must inevitably send prices ever
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The Province, commenting on Mr.
Drury's statement, says: "It is evident
thnt Mr. Drury knows his business."
Judging from his remarks, he knows but
little, and certainly does not understand
economies, and lacking that knowledge,
he must of necessity be incapable of furthering the interests of cither the industrial or agricultural worker. It is almost
a crime to treat such inane utterances in
a serious manner. But inasmuch as many
workers are of the opinion that great progress has been made by the workers in
Ontario, it becomes necessary to show how
little has really been made. Many of the
large business element are also afraid that
tho new government will start something
to the detriment of thi! interests they represent. They need not fear. The day for
them to seek cover will only arrive when
the workers.bc they industrial or agricultural, elect men who don't bother about
prices, but understand them and their relation to the wage system, and that while
prices may rise or fall, the robbery of the
workers goes on at the point of production, and not when purchasing commodities. Mr. Drury may see prices falling,
or he may not. The workers are beginning to see that so long as the wage system lasts, that no matter what the prices
are, they only get food,, clothing and shelter, and those things that are necessary'
to reproduce their labor-power and more
slaves, and that labor-power like potatoes,
is subject to the fluctuations of the market, and only by the abolition of the wage
system, will it cease to be a commodity,
Sam Gompers notwithstanding.
fit, there would bc no need to finance the
fish pack; there would bc no need to give
aid to farmers, who produce wheat t*lf*_
world's market, and have to be supfnyiil
with relief in the shape of flour. There
would bo no need to provide "work'-! for
the workers ,as they would be engaged in
providing themselves with tho necessities
of life, and work would only be a wi|aSi
to an end, whereas it is now the only'-oB-
ject in life for the dispossessed. When,
oh When, will they realize the imbecility
of producing for a market, and prodtioe
for themselves and their families.
beings. Sir Thomas White, the late
incumbent of that office, bad some peculiar ideas. In order to keep "our" factories going, he wanted to lend money to
other nations so that
WHY thoy could buy our
PRODUCE FOR      products.   A scheme
MARKETS. that much resembles
thc taking in of one
another's washing aud making a living by
that method. Sometimes, however, those
financial wizards let drop something that
is food for thought, and Sit Henry Drayton, the new minister of finance, has, during his visit to this city, said something
that will bear a little examination. During his talk on the Victory Loan, he stated
amongst other things, that if we had only
ourselves to feed, that we could closo two-
thirds of our farms. He also made a
statement that the government had to
finance the British Columbia fish pack,
and intimated that it would be necessary
to do this again iu order tbat the canneries could be kept going.
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, Now, it is peculiar, nay, it is passing
strange, that, while, if wc had only ourselves to feed, that we could close two-
tliirds of the farms, and the government
has to finance the fish pack, that farmers
on the prairies have to be given relief by
the Provincial governments. The financing of the fish pack was not necessary,
so that sufficient fish could bc secured for
the peoplo of this country, but so that it
could bc sent to a world's market. This
is a feature of capitalistic production.
Commodities are not produced so that the
people can be given the necessities of life,
but in order to provide profits for the
class that owns the machinery of wealth
production. Sir Henry's speech was full
of references to tho need for financing the
export business of the country. This is
not peculiarly a Canadian situation, but is
a feature of all capitalistic countries.
Thero is more concern about the shipping
of commodities to other countries, than
there is in supplying the peoplo of tho
country with the necessities of life. This
is a part of thc capitalistic system of production. It demonstrates the anarchy
that prevails in the productive efforts of
the people. It is all necessary in order
that work may bo found for tho workers.
Our boasted commerce is anarchy. It is
the futile lugging of commodities from
one country to another, not to supply the
people with the means of life, but in order
that profits may accrue to the owners of
thc commodities. It is safe to say that at
least half of the work now performed by
the working class is useless and unproductive of any good to that class. All the
vast mechanism of capitalistic production
must bo kept going, not because it is necessary to provido sufficient for the
world's needs, and this the ruling class
managers know as they shut down industry and impede production in order to
control markets in many cases, but because by that mechanism being kept going, a ruling class in society makes its
profits, and unheard of wealth. With a
sane system of soolety, based on the production of wealth for use, instead of pro-
TO CONNECT the Winnipeg general
strike and the miners' strike in the
U. S. A. with the railroad strike in Great
Britain would be considered by many as
being nonsense. A little investigation,
however, will
MORE PRODUCTION prove that it is uot
AND BUSINESS impossible, a n d
AS USUAL that  it   is   more
than probable
that there is a direct connecting link with
these sevoral disturbances. The ruling
class is international. Production is carried on for world's market. The allied
nations are in a position to largely determine who shall control that market. That
is if they can compete one with another
on anything like au equitable basis so far
as labor power is concerned^. Greater
production is the cry of all nations.
Greater production to thc ruling class
docs not mean tho production of more
commodities, but it does mean tbe highest possiblo production per unit, and per
day or hour. In other words it means
that this cry is raised in order .that the
cost of production can be reduced to the
minimum. Strange as it may seem, the
railway strike in Great Britain was
caused by an attempt to reduce the wages
of the workers in that industry. It was
also an attempt to break the power of
organized labor. The same can be said
of the Winnipeg situation; and the miners' strike, and the steel.strike were deliberately planned for that specific object.
Now can it be considered that the disturbances mentioned, coining as they do
so close together, and evidently with the
same object, have nothing to do with the
manipulations of tho world's ruling class.
It may be that there is no collusion between the employing class of Great Britain and that of the U. S. A. But there
is no possible doubt that the same conditions in the different countries were
caused by the same forces at work, and
those forces that, are crying for greftter
production, no matter iu which country
they are located, are seeking to bring,tb>
cost of production to the lowest possible
level, and for the same reason, so thai
they may control the market. Thorl^ejn
Veblen, writing in the Dial, and dea)w£
with business methods, says: -.vi'I
"Something in the nature of riotoui
discontent aud factioanl disorder is pet**
baps to bc looked for in the near future
in this country, and ther may even<*'M
some rash gesture of revolt on the par^ of
ill-advftod malcontents. Circumstances
would seem to favor something of the
kind. It is conservatively estimated that
there is already a season of privation
and uncertainty in prospect for the underlying population, which could bo
averted only at the cost of some substantial interference with the vested rights of
the country's business men—which
would seem a highly improbable alternative, in view of that spirit of filial piety
with which the public officials guard the
prerogatives of business as usual. So,
e. g., it is now (September, 1919) confidently expected or rather computed, that
a fuel famine is due iu America during
tho approaching winter, for reasons of
sound business management; and it is
likewise to be expected that for the like
reason the American transportation system is also due to go into a tangle of
congestion and idleness about the same
time, barring providential intervention
in the way of unexampled weather conditions."
Sound business reasons demand the
lowest possible cost of production, and
it is not too much to surmise that thc
many attacks on organized labor are for
thc purpose of destroying and crippling
the workers''organizations in order to
bring this consumation so much desired
about. Business as usual, only more so,
is tlie slogan of tlie master class, andd tho
workors are still willing for it to be so,
Farmilo   Attends
Int. Council Meeting
(Continued from page 1)
tor the button on the teamsters.
A delegate asked lt any action
could be taken with the men in
various unions who were carrying
A. F. of L. cards and boosting the
O. B. U. Organizer Farmilo informed the delegatee that it was the
business of any International Union
man to report such individuals to
the executive board of ths council
in order that their respective International officers might be Informed.
Another delegate thought that lt
was time that the affairs ot the 0.
B. U, were dropped In the council,
and that they attend1 to their own
business. It had been stated many
times before, on the floor of the
council, that the break ln the ranke
of labor was due to the apathy of
union men in looking after their
own affairs. It wae now up to this
council to drop all talk on the O.
B. U. and get down to the attention ot their own business.
Defense Dance
Don't forget the Trades and
Lnbor Council whist drive and
dance on Wednesday Decomber 3,
in the Dominion Hull. This danco
Is being organized to raise funds for
tho defense of the men arrested in
Winnipeg. Admission, gents 50c ladies 25c,
Transport Workers Gaining Ground
That the Transport Workers' Unit
of the Ov B. U. made no mistake
when they decided to placo an organizor in tho Held was demonstrated at last night's meeting when
ten new membera took cards.
The teamsters and truck drivers
of this eity, who havo beon sitting
on the fenoo during the past three
months, aro gradually veering ovor
towards the O. B. U., and while the
movement is not very rapid, tho indicator points unmistakably in that
At last night's moeting the Transport Workers docidod to hold a
smoking concert on Friday, November 21, and tho committee in chargo
declared that this would be the bost
smoker that has been held in these
parts for some time. Tickets will
be roady in a few days and will be
sold at fifty cents.
If you are interested In the O.B.U.
movement come up to the meeting
of the Transport Workers, which aro
held evety Wodnesday evening in
tho old ftnox Church, 152 Cordova
Street East.
Mrs. Fearn Receives Presents
Mrs. Fearn (nee Holona Gutteridge) has been presented with a
caso of splendid Community silver
by the Garamont Workers' Union,
and also with a dinner sorvice, table
cloth and table napkins by friends
around the Lubor Temple,
Defense Dance
Don't forgot the Tradea and
Labor Conncil whist drive and
danoe on Wednesday December 3,
in the Dominion Hall. Tliis danco
is being organized* to raise funds for
the defenso of the men arrested in
Winnipeg. Admission, gents 00c la*
dies 25c.
A Meeting
—of the—
Defense Committee
will be held on
Monday at 8 p.m.
in the Federationist
All  members  are
urged to be present.
Last night's world contained a press
item which states that Dennikin's soldiers massacred between 1600 and 2000
Jews at Fastou, After the stories of Bolsheviki atrocities, this little item will
possibly make a gullable publie wonder
where it is going. Thc despatch in question gives the information that many
women and girls were outraged. In thc
same paper of Wednesday's issue, in fin
editorial tho following comment is
offered as to the reason Finland rcfrate^
from interfering in Russia:
"Finland's refusal to. render aid:]
is not unnatural.  A little over a year
ago thc country was the tool of Germany.   The White Guards, who had
been organized to fight the advance,
of  Bolshevism   into  Finland   front
Russia,  had   conducted   a   ruthless ,
campaign against the Bolshevist sympathizers in Finland itself, so that at,
one time 90,000 Finns were in prison
camps, living   under  conditions   o£>
horror, whilo 15,000 men, womon and:
children had beon   killed   in   cold "
The facts as to the atrocities of the
Whito Guard in Finland and the aid they
received from Germany was published in
the Federationist sometime ago, but some
50,000 members of the working class-
not 15,000—were slaughtered by the
White Guard, which was aided by more,
than the German ruling class. Bolshivikl
atrocities, forsooth I There are more
atrocities under capitalism in a year
than there could be under the Bolsheviki
in Bussia in a lifetime.
What arc you doing to aid tho defense
of thc labor men arrested in Winnipeg?
A play of absorbing
Gold Mine"
Lore, Romance ant Corned/
Buy Here and Save Money
75o Blsiirnted Magnesia  ...63c
50c Velum- Shampoo  SOo
26c Easton'ii   Syrup   470
50c Emulsified Cocoanut Oil  80c
85c Jfld Salts  _.;. „ 0*0
25c Minard's Liniment  _ 17c
36o Calox Tooth Powder   Wc
25c Beecham'B  PUIs   10o
50c Blaud'B Pills   30c
26o Nature's Remedy Tablets  16c
$1.00   Dandorine    79c
35c Peroxide Tooth Paste  19c
60c Palm Olive Cold Cream  43c
$1.00 Delatono  '. „ .71c
50c Montholatum ....:. 88o
75c Carmen Faco Powder  .46c
25c Thomas'  Eclectrio Oil 1 18c
91.60   Nujol    ....91.09
tiOo Chase's  Linseed and Turpentine
for  .48c
91.00 Nuxated iron  -700
25o Vocalets    _ Mp
$1.00 Bon Opto  .780
85c Freezone Mc
SOc Syrup White Pine and Tar... 29c
25c Reld's Corn Care 19c
SOc Pond's Vanishing Cream  33c
$1.00 Kellogg'g Asthma Cure  78c
| $1.00 Gem Rfciors  88c |
Abovo Pricfi Include War Tu
Vancouver Drug Co.
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405 HutlnSl  St. W Ser.    1005
7 Hutlnu SI. W Ber.   SSSa
412 Main   St Ser*    208'J
782 Oianvllle St Ser.   7018
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Oi-nnvillo and lirondway....B.y.    9814
Suits,   Overcoats,   Rain-
. coats, Mackinaws, Gloves,
Shirts, Socks, Underwear,
etc., etc.
G. B. Kerfoot
165 Hastings St. East
1117 OniiTlllt St., Vucounr, B. 0.
1340 h.rse UPRIGHT PIANO ia
Plain Muhoganr Case. 1_ Octaves. H.v.- but slightly marked.
•200 EVANS PIANO, made ta In*
gernoll, Ontario. Tone is flne,
but ease old fashioned and keys
IBS Upwards ORGANS, br Dominion Organ Co. Now. Now la
the time to bur-   Prloea rising.
Old Tunes are Sweetest
Old Firms are Surest.
Agents for Newcomb* Pianos
Lump (sacked), per
ton  $11.50
Washed Nut, per ton,
at $11.00
KIRK'S   Celebrated   Double
Is Always Dependable
Aak tho woman who buna it,
929 Main Street
Phones Seymour 1441 and 485
Matinee  2,30
Evenings 8.20
Beatrice Monlle Sextette
Four Casting Campbells
Othtr Big Features
You probably know something of thc annoyance and loss caused by a "no-good" watch.
Oh, the luxury of a watoh that can be relied upon
absolutely to tell tho siitiple truth.    „
Our mun'a watch ot $25.00 ia just auch a one. It is
bost gold-fllled case, with solid gold bot., very strong and
yet quito thin for the pocket. The movement - is a
"Birks' Special," with patent regulator and Breguat
A watch for your yiiio. Strap or expansion bracelet, from $20. A splendid choice,
all—guaranteed, of course.
ado. E. Irony
Managing Dlr.
Oranvllle and
Oeorgia Sts.
A blend of choice
hill - grown coffee
only—another cup,
Finest possible quality, and it costs yon no non.
The Art of
is exemplified in the highest degree at this establishment.
are  as  pleasing  ss  the
service given,
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Phone Seymour 6238
Eastern News
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tsmted tn Eastern Canadian news
end world-wide events ihould
■ubsorlbe to Thi New Democracy,
101 Litter Bldg., Hamilton, Out.
Subscription ntw fl.&o per yetr.
Our Circulation Mannger will
be pleased to receivo nnd forward
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working-close paper and ahould be
read by all workers Interested in
Canadian and world-wide ovente.
Hand the Fed. to your shopmata
whon you are through with it.
Shipment of
Zimmerknit Underwear
Just Received
See our window display of Winter
weight combination and two-piece
Underwear for Men,
Evory garment represents remarkable value for the money at—
Combination Suits  $2.50
Shirt and Drawers, each $1.50
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look (er t_ big Bad Arrow sign
Phone Ssy. 221     Day or Night
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831 Homer St  Vancouver, B. 0.
A miiUo comes naturally when we
meet our friends and acquaintances
fane to face, in our offices, at our
homes or on tho Btreet. And why
should lt not when the wires of tho
telephone bring a caller to usf
Mako your hello greeting genial, an
answer that tells juRt who Is talking,
nnd a tone thnt reflects both interest
and attention,
Men's Brotherhood
Speaker:   DB. 0. H. VEOOMAN
(Of tho Rotary Clinic, late superintendent Trunquille Sanatorium,)
833 Abbott Street
Bank of Toronto
©Ttt $100,000,000
Deposit*    79,000,000
Joint Savingi Account
A JOINT Savings Aeeonnt mar he
opened at The Bank of Toronto
in tho name of two dr mon
persons. In these aecounti either
parly may sign cheques er deposit
money. Por the different membera
of a family or a tn* ■ Joint acoonal
ie •run a great convenience. Interest
U paid on balances.
Vancouver Branch:
Omar Hastings aai Gambia streets
Branches at:
Victoria,   KerriM, Haw Westminster
Our Selling System
Quality in Fabrics
Style Correct
Price the lowest possible consistent with
Two Stores:
Society Brand
Rogers Building
345 Hastings Street
Burberry Coats
at both stores
J. W. Foster
.       Limited
1160 Oeorgia Strati
Sunday lorvices, 11 a.m. and 7.80 p.m.
Sunday school Immediately following
morning service. Wednesday testimonial
meeting,    8    p.m.    Tree    reading   room,
ftoi-ont   nirlis   Hlil»
Our business Is . savins
monoy for your family and
for you.
Crown Life Ins. Co.
Hone Sey. 710
421-26 BOOEB8 BLDO.
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...KiiTnnber 7, UU
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Our Principles
Selection and
Low Prices
This should appeal. Try this, YOUR REAL
Market, and satisfy yourself that the above
statements are correct.
BUTTER (Creamery) 60c-STEER BEEF
from 15c per lb.—VEAL ROASTS, at 20c—
SPUDS $2.00 (delivered)—and so on throughout
the Market Our quality and prices cannot be
Just Received
A new line of Mackinaw coats, in fancy colors,
to sell at   $13.50
Black Mackinaws, piped seams —. $16.50
Men's Heavy Pants „ $6.00, $7.00 and $10.00
Mackinaw Pants, at „ —$7.50
Did you every try us for Shoes? Our prices
are very low, quality considered. Our Children's Shoes are winners.
Underwear and Waterproof Clothing
Overcoats range from $20.00.
Branch Store: 444 Main Street
Turner, Beeton
& Company, Limited
Dry Ooods, Oents' Furnishings
factory organize* wider "United Garment Workeri of America"
For your kitchen—Wellington Nuti
Kitchen, furnace and grate—Wellington Lump
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Another Report M Street
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Roort of the proceeding! of tho'
sixteenth biennial conventioa of the
Amalgamated Association of Streot
nnd ftlectrtc Railway Emp.uypcj of
America, held in Chicago, Ul, Sept.
8 to M, 101ft
Tho convention was opened in informal session at 10 a.m., Sept. 8,
by President Wm. Quintan of Division 241, Chicago, who delivered an
address of welcome, as did also officials, repregentativt of the city and
Stato Federation of Labor
Preaident W. D. Mahon, in replying to the addresses of welcome, referred to the contrast in the manner of welcome which they now received from the mayor and civio delegations, with that which thoy received in former days whon tho only
city officials to meet them wcro from
the detectives and police forco.
Tho committoe on credentials reported some 330 delogatos in attend*
ance, which was about 70 more than
attended the previous convention in
Providence, H. I.
In organising the convention for
businoss, the president announced
the names of the delegates on the
various oomm\tteos, viz., rules and
order, constitution and law, audit
and inspection of books, committee
ou resolutions, president and general
executive reports.
The international president submitted a vory comprehensive and interesting report covering the official
torm of two years dating from Aug.
1, 1017 to July 81,1019. Tbe report
shows that exceptional progress has
been made. During the past term tho
work of organization has continued
in a greater volume than ever before ,and organizations have been
planted in almost every part of Canada aud tho Unitod Stntes. Tho results have boon that during the
term there, has been issued 140 now
charters and seven old divisions reorganized. Out of this number of
chartors and reorganized, US of tho
local divisions have succeeded and
have established good- substantial organisations, compared with 53 dur*
ing the previous term.
The total number of new member'
ship enrolled during the past term
was ovor 110,000.
Shortly after the United States en*
tered the war, the president appoint*
ed what was known as the government Labor War Board, whoso duty
it was io hear all disputes ovor
wuges and working conditions in the
industries that had anything to do
with the produetion of munitions of
war. The international president
sought to havo this board make a
ruling covering the wage conditions
of our members, and establish a
wago for them throughout the United States, but the war board would
not do so. It was decided that each
case would have to be taken up and
acted on separately, as In many cases
the municipalities would be affected
on account of the necessity of raising the fares and so all of these interests had to be given a hearing.
This ruling on tne part of tho war
board to hoar these oases individually created a volume of work for
tht president, and the various officers of the association. To properly
meet and handle this work in somo
localities, it was necessary to employ
special attorneys to look aftor the
individual cases. Mr. Jn*. H. Vahoy
was engaged as ohief counsel in
these cases to stay in Washington
practically all of his timo for several months in order to handle and
argue tho different cases when they
came before the board for hearing.
There were over 100 cases of arbitration beforo the war board. The
lowest increaso granted noing 12 per
cent., but in this case the award was
3 cents per hour on the minimum
rate, more than the local had instructed its officials to ask for, but from
IS por eent. increase the awards ran
as high as 87 per cent,, tho average
of increases obtained before the war
board was 61 per cont. And in those
arbitrations were codified' principles
upon arbitration that will be valuable for future cases. During the
past 18 months, thore were taoro
cases of arbitration than any fivo
years previous thereto.
The membors of overy local that
existed two years ago, that are yet
in the association, got ono or moro
increases in wages during tho past
two years. The straight wngo increases to locals representing 104,-
000 membors avorage approximately
73 por cent., and shows an annual
ijicroase of $00,000,000.
In Canada our membership wero
not as fortunate in securing government consideration, as thoy wcro in
the United States. The decision of
the conciliation board wcro in most
cases unsatisfactory to tho Canadian
locals, and these decisions wore, in
some enses, reviewed and passed
upon by unothvr government board,
which in somo cases made improvements ahd udvancemonts in wagos,
hut talking it its a whole, we did not
noruro tho substantia) nnd satisfactory doeisions that our membership
did in the United States,
In addition to tho casos heard before the wnr board, there wore 60
cases arbitrared locally, 39..of theso
wore on the question of wages, All
of tho'awards gavo substantial increases except two, which were not
Strikes and Lockout!
During tho two years' term 127
locals wore involved in strikes and
20 locals were involved in lockouts.
Thero are casos, however, whero tho
same loeal was involved in more
than oue striko, There nre instances
also, where more thun onc looal was
involved in tho same strike. Thoro
were 109 strikes within the two-
years' term-,. This, with tho 20 lockouts makes 129 suspensions. Ten locals woro involved in Bympnthotlo
strikes. There were 76 strikes re-
stultant from wngo disputes. Of
these ,the final settlement of 28 was
effected by nrbitration. Tho othors
wero sottled by conferences and
some by intervention of federal and
stato conciliators, btu in most instances by intervention of international officers. Of the lockouts, 14
woro won to the association. But
two locals wcro lost In tho nssoicia-
tion in strikes. There are soven
strikes that developed within the
term reported thnt are yot in pro.
On tlio question of tho payment of
strike benefits, an amendment to oilr
present laws was submitted to In*
crease the benefits from $5 to #7 per
woek, by making an assessment of
,♦.    lB7 Delegate F. A.,Hoover]     |fc
from 10 to 25 cents per week, when
the funds arc depleted. This proposed amendment was not concurred
in by the convention, but a substitute from the committee on constitution and law was adopted, which in
effoct was as follows:
"Tho defense fund is the only
fund available for strike and lockout benefits and expenses that occur
in conneotlon with strikes and lookouts. The direction and distribution
of this fund shall be under the supervision and direction of the O. B,
Board. Where there is a strike or
lockout, the facts In connection with
same and the condition of the mem*
bers affected shall be reported by
the representatives, who,may bo in
icharge of the situation, to tho international president ana the general
executive board. Tho board shall at
once determine the amount that will
be contributed weekly to tho oause
of the strike or lookout. The distribution of the funds to the members
on striko Bhall be arranged by the
oxecutive of the local division, and
the international officer, if there be
one in charge of the situation,.
The G. E. Board shall, before endorsing any strike, advise tho officers of the local division as near as
possible as to the length of time financial assistance can be'expectod,
and keep in touch with the division,
and progress of the strike. If in the
opinion of the board, benefits should
stop at any time, the board must notify the local division at least one
weok before stopping the benefits.
It was pointed out that under our
existing laws, tlio benefits from the
defence fund can not always bo
givon or distributed whero most
needed, and it was for this reason
that this law has boen changed.
In referring to the hours of labor
and the 8-hour day, the international
president in his report, views the efforts being made to shorton hours, as
Hours of Labor
Daring the period of the war we
did not attempt in any way to shorten the hours of labor. - Our membership appreciated the conditions
confronting the country especially
the shortage of labor and they all
worked in addition to their regular
schedule a great doal of overtime in1
order to enablo tho compunies to'
koop the cars in oporation and thereby givo all assistance within their,
power to aid tho government in,
meeting the labor situation that pre-''
Whon the war was over and thoji,
readjustment period set in, we again*
took up the question of tho eight-
hour workday, believing that it was
the most opportune time to establish;
it, realizing that the returning of the.
soldiors to the various industries
made it necessary that something be
done to relieve tho labor situation
whieh was rapidly becoming acute,
so wo took up wherever our agreements were expiring or wage questions being considered, the question
of establishing thc eight-hour workday with the result thnt some twelve
of our different divisions In tho various citios of Cnnada and tho United
States have reached agreements establishing tho eight-hour workday.
Theso agreements affect such cities
as Chicago, Toronto and Boston, and
in the negotiations that we are now
carrying on with tho various companies where we nre making new contracts or considering the wage question, the eight-hour day is being insisted upon.
Tho report that reaches our office
from somo of the divisions whoro we
have agreed upon an eight-hour
workday is that tbere' is a spirit
upon the part of somo of our membership to opposo the establishing of
the eight-hour day, Theii; claim is,
that they noed moro monoy thon tho
wago agreed upon and given them.
Now in establishing tho now rates
of wages, wo have had in mind tho
shorter workday and have been establishing a wage that would aB
noar as possible meet tho requirements of our peoplo with tho shortor
workday, and our membership must
understand that in establishing tho
eight-hour day for our peoplo some
few of thom will hav oto givo up
their old custom of working themselves to death at the exuense of tho
health and welfare of tho great mass
of men and womon that mako up
this organization. They must also
realizo that the speeding up of conditions of labor tbat provait today in
tho mill, mino and factory, as well
ns in transportation work, is such
that no man can preserve his health
and perform moro thnn oight hours
of labor every day through a reasonable lifetime. The shorter hours
of labor havo been ono of the demands of our organization since its
inception. For years wo have looked at the conditions of the other
workers who had established the
eight-hour workday and wondered
why It was wo could not enjoy tho
same conditions. Now that the opportunity has come for us to establish tho eight-hour work dtiy for
our peoplo, it must not be defeated
by a fow greedy persons who for
the Rake of drdwing a few more
dollars in a short period of time
will wreck their own hoalth and
happiness and thereby destroy tho
health, happiness and welfare of thc
groat mnss of our organization, and
I thcrofor* would rocommond thnt
this convontion adopt rulos and
regulations that will prevent a few
members from destroying the eight-
hour workday and protect tho great
niHHH of membership of this association and give them the opportunity
to enjoy the conditions thnt they
are entitled to.
Approximately 120 resolutions
wore presented to tho convention.
Many, however, wero not adopted.
Among thoso to meet this fate was
one favoring the election of International officers by referendum voto
of the membership and that no International officer hold offico for
more than four years,
Resolutions requesting the United
States Government to recognize the
Soviet Government of Russia, nnd
another to cnll a 84-hour strike ns
a protest against tho imprisonment
of Tom Moonoy, wcro also rojocted.
International officers nre instructed
to insist on a now trial for Moonoy,
Mrs. Mooney addressed the convontion and tho G. E. Board granted
(200 for her personal uso.
The International president was
instructed to investigate and roport
'on the foasability of establishing a
fund for defraying the'expenses of
all delegates to our association conventions.
The convention adopted a resolution opposing further occupation of
Bussia by the United States army
and demanding that troops be recalled.
the General Executive Board is
instructed to give full support and
active co-oporation to the Federal
Board of Vocational Education ih
administering a law which has for
its purpose the making of disabled
Soldiers and sailors' productive members of socioty.
'Members refusing to attend an
executivo board moeting whon requested in future will stand suspended until they do.
Sevoral resolutions were introduced on the Irish- question, but
upon objection being raised that this
was a political matter, the chair
sustained the objection ana rulod
them all out of order.
The polioy of opposing one-man
cars is to be continued as heretofore,    j
Benefits and Finances
The audit report of the International headquarters books and accounts, July 31, 1019, shows a balance of funds and assets of over
$500,000. Included in the assets
is tho -item of $02,000 investment in
roal csk.a* headquarters and factory
buildings in Detroit, The increase
in funds and assets of our 'association during the past two yoars
amounts to-over $250,000,
Thoro was a total of 1690 death
and disability claims'paid during the
pnst term aggregating $884,500.
Striko benefits paid amounted to
$150,000, making a grand total of
benefits paid during the two ycujs
of ovor $1,000,000.
Tho ono dollar por member assessment, whieh was levied to sustain the benefit fund during tho
"flu" epidemic amounted to
$05,000, It was pointod out that
had the presont rate of 40 cents per
capita to tho benefit fund prevailed
during tho first Ave months of the
two-yoar period that it would not
havo bcen necessary to levy any assessment, This presents tho uaaur-
anco thut the present rate of per
enpita will curry tho death and disability, fund safely through any
.future liko disaster thaf may overtake the association.
The total numbor of deaths from
pneumonia and influenza was 622,
or 37 por cent, of the total from all
othor causes.
'■ ^Another feature of the dnath
biftfeflt record is ttyt resultant from
tuberculosis. The records show thut
there were 231 memberB who died
from this dreud diseaso during the
past two years.
"'•Occidents in tho   street   railway
i ttfTvicu cost the association In benefits in oxcess of $33,000 per your.
In compliance with instructions,
Division 101 delegates presentol
claims for strike benefits for the
members involved in tho Vancouver
pcuerni striko last June.
Whilo it was not contended that
our division complied with tho inws
In suspending work, yet in consideration of Ihe unusual situation and
the wago conditions now affecting
our membership, and in order to at-
fist our division, thc Genernl Executive Vourd appropriated $2000 and
in addition thereto instructed the
International president to remit tho
division one month's. per capita tax.
This money to bo under the direction
of Vice-president Hoover for its
proper expenditure to aid the division. Tno bonrd nlso recommended thnt our division take pnrt in
assisting iu establishing a central
labor body under tho Inws of tlu.
American Federation of Lubor.
Tho request of Division 101 delegates for local autonomy in adopt-
iiir thc principles of tho swing ..hift
for dny and night platform meu was
not endorsed by tho convention.
The resolution did not receive the
support of a single delegato from
any other division.
The olection of officers took up the
greater part of ono day. All of tho
old officers wcro to-elected oxcopt
Fifth Vice-president Jos. Gibbons of
Toronto, who wus defeated by Del.
Jennings of Ottuwa.
Allowances for travelling expenses
wcro increased, whilo the International president's salary wns increased $2000 per year, notwithstanding that the committee on officers' reports hud recommended
ngninst an Incteaso, as did also the
International prosidcnt, who vacated
tho chair to opposo it aud to warn
thc dnlegiftes agninst the danger of
cstnblishing high salaries for officers
in lubor organizations and of thu
consequent injury nnd criticism directed ngainst theso officers.
Tho number of Internal tonal
vice-presidents was Inoraosod from
10 to 14. M. J. Murray, president
of tho Seattle Division, ono of the
nowly-oloetod vice-presidents, no
doubt will be ablo to tako care of
much of tho work, which in tho pnst
I havo beon culled upon* to do in
tho States of Washington and Oro-
gou. Atlantn, Georgia, wus selected
our next convention city in 1921.
Land Act
Coast District, Bt»i« 1
TAKK NOTICE that I.DotiglM Stew
nil Clarke of Ulutidi'ii Harbor, intend
to M>.>!r to th" Hon. tho Milliliter of
Landi for permission lo i>urcha»e tho following  ili-siTilictl   Innd*:
Commencing at a |-ohI ].touted about 20
elm Inn S-niili of tho B, W, cornor of
Lot i'i'i and l_i-i.it: at tbe Month Writ
corner of Ji.In, I.Inn.!, In Wunden Harbor, thonce around ahuro lino to point of
coinunmcimient, and containing Ji acrat
mora or loia.
Dati'd September l&fb,   1010.
Land Act
Notice of Intention to Apply to r urchin
Land ln Vancouver Land Diitrlrt,
Rania 1, Coaat
TAKK NOTIOK thnt I Mary Lorraine
Mcflean of 1'ort l'rogrpii, occupation
liousekeeper, Intend to apply for per
tnlHBion to pirctiaat lha following described landa:
Commencing at a poet planted about 40
ehaini South Wost of toe fl. K. eorner
Lot 4'JJ, thenoe about 90 chains North
to Lot Oil, tlienoo SO chains West,
thpnee about 10 chalna North to shoreline, thonoe Houtherlr and Easterlr along
shoreline to point of commencement and
containing 200 aorei more or less.
Dated September 9th,  19111,
642 Granville St.
Phone Sey. 6110
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have boen vory interested in the discussion ro taxes. I can claim to be
as much of an expert as Bro. Sterling, aad I would like to say just a
word. Tho discussion so far reminds
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ear coining up streot. Just at that
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Kamloops, B. C.
Vaneoaver Unions
COUNCIL—Encutive committee, Prct-
*4«lt J. O. Smith, Viu-PrMldmt E.
Wluk, UecMttrjr *nd Bulncii Agent J.
0. Wood. Treinrer J. Bbiw, Sergeant at
Armi W. A. Aleiander, Tnutee* W. A.
Prit«ba>d, *. W. Youngaik, IL BaliM, W.
«J|—UuMa    itcond    Monday    In    tbe
meata.    fmldtat, i. F. McConnell; est*
MUry, ft. H. Neflaniii, P. 0. Boic 00.
Bd Aeinforetd Ironwork era, Local 97
ma tenitd and foarth Mondays-
Pwaidert Jaa. Haatinga; Inanclal ■«
retanr «ud iraamrar, Boy Mauecar, Room
311 Latior Tampla. _—
Local No. dlf—llMts avery aawnd
lad iowrtt. Monday opening, 8 o'clock,
Labar Ternule. Praaldant, J. Held; »ec-
Mat*, E. J. Temoin, 1223 Oeorgia East;
baaioeta agoat and financial aeeretary.
0. 0. Thom, Roam SOS Labor Tempi*.
Phone Sey. 7406.
corresponding aeeretary, W. Lee.    Office,
Boom 807 Labor Tomplo.
Carpentera—Meets Room 907 every
2nd and 4th Tueaday in each montb.
Preaident, J. W. Wllklnaon; recording
aeeretary, W. J. Johnaton, 73—21th Ave.
W.; financial secretary, H. A, Macdonald,
Mourn mii'i Labor Temple. 	
Heels every Tueaday at 7:30 p.m., Labor
Temple. President, F. G. Phillips; sec-
treaa. and buslncea agent, A. C. Russell.
Office, 587 Homer atreet. Phones, Sey.
74«fi and 4117.
Employees, Pioneer Division, No. 101
—Meeta A. 0. F. Hall, Mount Pleasant.
Iat and 3rd Mondays at 10.15 a.m. and 7
p.m. Preaident, W. H. Cottrell; recording
lecretary, P, E. Griffin, 0419 Commercial
Drive; trrMurcr, E. Tt. Cleveland;
financial eecrttary and bushiest agent,
Fred A. Hoover, 2109 Clark Drive; offlco
corner Prior and Main atreeta.
Iw. MI
Ill—Meets at 440 Pender Street
West, -every Monday, B p.m. Preal-
Jeat, H. H. Woadalda. 440 Pender W.;
rawvdiiif Mtratafy, J. Murdock, 440 Pen*
dar Street Weat; iunefal aeeretary and
hwlMH ageat, E. H. Morriion, 440
Pander Street Weat; asslstaat aeeretary,
I. B, Burrows.
Unit of the 0. B. U.—Meetinga every
Monday, 7:30 p.m.. Labor Temple. Preildent, T. L. Hunt; secret ary-treasurer,
W. A. Alexander, Room 216, Labor Temple. Phone, Seymour MM,
ployeea. Looal 28—Meeta every fint
Wednesday in the month at 3:30 p.m.
and every third Wedaesday la the month
at 0 p-ai. Preildent, John Camming!,
secretary and builnwa agent, A. Graham.
Offioe and meeting hall, 614 Pender St.
W. Phoae Sey. 16*1. Office hours, »
International jewelry  woitR-
era' Union—MmU 2nd and 4th Fridays, 301 Labor Temple. Prealdeat, W.
WUssn, 2219 araaville Street; secretary
treaaurer, P. J. Swell. Old Dunamulr St.
rttkfekK   WoAKeru1   industrial
Union of the One Big Union—Affiliated
with B. O. federation of Labor and
Vancouver Tradei  and  Labor Council—
tn industrial anion of all workera In
gglng aad construction campa. Headquartera, 61 Cordova Street Weat, Van-
eauver, B. C. Phone Sey. 7856. E.
Winch, aearttary-treaiurer; legal advis-
en, Mauri. Bird, Macdonald k Co., Van-
souvor, B. C; audltora, Menri. Buttar
k Ohlene, Vantouver, B. C.
Aiioclatlon, Local 38-52—Office and
hall. 804 Pender Street West. Meeta
Irst and third Fridaya, 8 p.m. Secretary-
Trcaiurer, Thomaa Nixon; Builneia
Agent, Roliert_ Kaiibeck.
Butcher Workmen's Union No. 643—
Meets Irat aud third Tueadays of each
month, Labor Temple, 6 p.m. Preaident,
W. V. Tainley, 1886 Powell St.; recording aeeretary, William Glbbs, Station B.
P. 0. Vancouver; flnanclal iecretary snd
biulneii agent, T. W. Anderson, 687
Homer St.
America, Local No. 178—Meetings held
flnt Monday ln efch month, .6 p.m. Preildent, J. T, Els worth; vice-president, A.
R. Gatenby; recording secretary, 0. McDonald, P. 0. Box 508, Phone Seymour
8281L; financial secreary, Robt. McNeUh,
P. 0. Box 908,
(Teamsten, Warehousemen, Auto Me*
ehanica, etc.)—Meets every Wednesday
at 152 Cordova Street East. Preaident,
J. Shaw; aeeretary, C. A. Read, 2344
Prince Edward Street. Office; 152 Cor*
dova Street East. •
Maata lsst Sanday of each month at
3 p.m. Preaident, W. H. Jordan; vice-
preildent, W. H. Youhill; secretary-
treasurer, R. H. Neelands, Box 66.
Provincial Unions
In annual convention in January. Excutlve officers, 1018-19: President, J.
Kavanagh, Labor Temple, Vancouver;
vice-presidents—Vancouver Ialand: Cum*
berland, J. Naylor; Victoria, J. Taylor;
Prince Rupert, Geo, Casey; Vancouver,
W. H. Cottrell, P. McDonnell; New West*
minster, Geo. McMurphy; West Kootenay, Silverton, T. B. Roberts; Crow's
Neat Pais, W. B. Phillips, Fernle, W. A.
Sherman. Secret ary-treasurer, A. S.
Wells, Labor Temple, 401 Dunsmuir St,
Vancouver, B. C." '	
era' Unit of ih» One Big Union. Metalliferous Miners—Vanconver, B. 0., head-
quarters, 61 Cordova Street Wost, All
workers engaged In thli Industry aru
urged to join the Union before going on
Ihe Job. Don't wait ta be organised, but
organiie younelf,
and Labor Council—Meets flrst and
third Wednesdays, Knights of Pythias
Hall, North Park Street, at .8 p.m. President, E. 8. Woodsworth; vice-president,
A, C. Pike; secretary-treasurer, Christian
Slverti, P. 0. Box 802, Victoria, B. 0.
in, Local 1777—Meets flrst and third
Mondays In I. 0. 0. F. Hall, Lower Kieth
Road East, at 6 p.m. President, W.
dimming!, 10th Street Eait, North Vancouver; flnanclal iecretary, Arthur Roe,
210—13th Bt. W.. North Vnncouver.
Pattern Siakers1 league of
North America (Vnncouver and vicinity)—Branch meets second and fourth
Mondayi, Boom 204 Labor Temple. President, Wm. Hunter, 818 Tenth Ave. North
Vanconver: flnsncial sucrutary, E. God-
dard, 856 Richard*) Street; recording secretary, J. D. Russell, 928 Commercial
Drive. Phona High, 2304R.
Pastsneri, I.L.A., Local Union 86A,
fieri fi 6—Meete the Sad and 4th Fridays
•t the month, Labor Temple, 8 p.m.
President, George Mansell; (Inanclal sec<
retary   and   basilicas* agent.   M.   Phelps;
bor Council—Meets second and fourth
Tuesday* of each month, in Carpenters'
Hsll. President. 8. D. McDonsld; vice-
president, A. Ellin; secretary, Geo. Wad*
dell,  Box  273.  Prince  Rupert.  11.  C.	
COUNCIL, O. B. U.—Meets every aecond and fourth Taesday In the 0. B. U.
Hnll, corner Sixth avenue and Fulton
itreet, nt 8 p.m. Meetings open to all 0.
II, U. memberi. HeriTtary-tivsMirer. D.
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'yours, for in spite of the secret0 \oy
you describe of those decent law-
abiding citUens and of which I ivas
delighted to hear, the revolution is
not just yet.
Do not attack motive of whiph
you know nothing and which nifty
be a nature far higher than you
have any conception of and instead
of tendering to'me your volume^''of
unappreciated advice, get yourself
into the Cupid business but if yon
arc seriously anxious to touch the
hearts of your merchant princes, tip
your arrows with gold and feather
them with dollar bills.
Note by Editor—Tho correspondence
on this matter is finished with the
above.   No useful purpose enn be
served by continuing it.
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To the Editor B. C. Fodi;;
Please publish this   reply    i.
Bono Publico und oblige.
Whether your outpourings spring
from a crass ignorance or whother
tkey are a subtle but transparent
attempt to discredit tho 'motive
which has animated me in my writings, I am not in a position to accurately determine, but since you
have attacked that motive for a
second time and with added venom
and not allowed me to comfortably
forget you, I must, though umvill*
ing.y, call certain facts to your attention.
Though Nemesis is described in
our lexicons as the goddess of vengeance, in modern thought she
stands for tho embodiment of thnt
law of retribution, which works unfalteringly and unfailingly through
the affairs of men, and so may .V
thc bestower of well-merited rewnrd-1
as well as tho dispenser of just punishments.
But when you imagine this goddess as a blind, insane tigress gov-,
erned by unreasoning rago and howling for the blood of the -innocents
and inanely address me us that goddess thereby attributing to me all'
those uunmiablc qualities it is apparent that either you arc indulging
in foolish frothing or that your motive may be of u moro sinister nature than your professions and your
nom-dc-plume would huve us believe.
However, it is not this pitiable
exhibition of eh Idish unaiiuability
which disturbes' me, but rnther that
falso reasoning and calculated use of
half-truths which characterize all
your utterances aud which I feel 'it
to be my bounden duty to correct.
Vou say, ihabusing tho capitalist,
I am pounding au effect, which i*
true enough, but that is no reason
why the criminal position ho usurps
in socioty toduy should not bo pointod out to him and his attention d-i-
•ectcd to tho law of retribution
which will ultimately decide his
I have heard tho judges and magistrates in this city give excellent
advico to the malefactors brought
bofore them but I have never heard
it argued that thnt advico was illogical becauso those poor wretches I
aro effects, as they surely arc, of.
our iniquitous social system, neither
havo I heard of thom being liberated ou that account.
You further say, "there ia no condition of going back or standing
still. This is contrary to nature,"
Allow mo to correct you. The law
There is no standing still. A
thing must either bo iu a sluto of
progression or retrogression.
I am at a loss to decide whother
this is simply a miscomprehension
of the law on your part or is a deliberate sophitsical attempt to cloud
the issue. Yot surely you must know
that all nature iB a record of this
progression and retrogression; organisms grow to their strength and
decline; races of animals flourish
nud decay and disappear ns the
rocks of the earth eloquently testify in their specimens of extinct monsters and leaser forms of by-gone
life. Tho sands of lho desert and
subsoils of our foresls yield evidences of ancient civilizations which
grew and flourished nnd declined;
indeed each plant nnd animal,
whether great or smnll, is an example of the working of this universal law, which applies ulso io
onr "everlasting hills" and to the
outlying solar systems of our Cos-
Your ideas of the lino of tbe loast
resistance need revising, but I cannot believo that you seriously advocate that form of procedure for tho
masses of humanity in thcir great
heaven-inspired strugglo for freedom, light and life itself; yet that
what your repeated argument
seems to indicate.
Your fairy talc of the pretty little dew-drop would probably sound
convincingly in tho ears of the missy in her early teens, though probably even sho would wonder wben
her fairy littlo dew-drop finally
turns into "ono class, one creed,
one race" of men in the ocean.
Physical forces passing through
matter and mattor an motion impelled by theso forces naturally tuke
the line of leust resistance because
they can tako no other line, and
your denr littlo dew-drop swollen
as you describe by constant additions into a torrent would still follow thut Hue and not as you assert
sweep all obstacles out of its courBO.
It is only when we como to the
forces dircctod by the human mind
thnt wo see this line of the least
resistance disappear and your dew-
drop argument falls to bits.
If you havo over had any exprei-
enee with hobos and hums generally you have seen the effects on the
human being who has chosen to follow tho lino of the least resistance.
And ask yourself what would
have happened in Plunders if the
British and French lads had chosen
to follow the line of the least resistance.
Can you point to any great human
undertaking which has been successfully accomplished by following that
You cannot, for it is only by
overcoming obstacle that, human effort can succeed and you know it.
Therefore to adviie the toiling
masses to sit still with open mouths
for the plums, of life to drop into
them is illogical, machiavellian and
probably interested advice.
Finally, if you nro one of tho little shrimps of capital capering for
a nod of recognition from the monsters of the tribe and aa you have
been insnlting prodigal of advice to
me I will In return offer you a little.
Get rid of those lurking fearn of
Oredit and H. 0. of L.
Editor B. C. Fcderutioirst—Sir: I
would thank you for space in your
paper to express my views on Ihe
above, and should 1 be wrong, I hope
someone more enlightened will put
me right.
Sir, I claim lhat, by tho government advancing credits to Britain
and our Allies in the wars for the
purpose of buying our food products
ib one of tho greatest reasons for Ihe
high cost of living to the people of
It is always nsKcrted that prices
are regulated by supply nud dcmenil.
That being so, no cue will assort I hot
wo in Canada have not or do not
produce in abundance for tho needs
ef all the people of Canada, and if
we depended on our home markets
alone, tho cost of living would be
vory low, for we do not consume
one-half of that which Is produced,
M'Tti liavo to look for a reason for
thc h. c. of L, and that is the export
trad^ tho foroign markets nnd foreign trade, that the papers are all
thc timo harping on; especially in
Europe, while they aro recovering
from tho war of destruction they
havo boen subjected to. And tho
government granting credits to Britain and our Allies is keeping the
demand up for our products, therefore, while this is so, you can look
for no lowering of prices for the
next yoar or two.
Now, Mr. Editor, tho govornmont
is perfectly aware o£ tho reason for
the IT- C of 1,., and they know tlit't
thoy can do nothing in thc maij; sv, *<s
they arc just aa guilty prmltoering
as ihe individual. What wtt'i taxation and duties placed on nearly
every commodity to raise fundi to
meet the last tive years of waste and
destruction, find funds for pensions
nnd gratuities, and knowing this,
why do they try to fool tho peoplo
by appointing these commissions to
investigate into tho H. C. of L.,
thereby wasting the public money in
pnying these commissioners for n
thing thnt cnn do no goodf Taey
know that the M. C, of L. is hero
to stay until Europe gets on to its
productive foot and theu thero will
bo no foreign market. Prices will
come down 'and so will wages with
it, accordingly, and unemployment
will follow like 12, 13, 14, nnd then
they can start another wnr and
thore will be plonty of unemployment to till their ranks for n start
like tho Inst. Now to show, whnt
bearing tho export trade iu Canada,
I will hero quote Mr. Hepry B.
Thomson's statement as published rft
tho World No. 3, our export of
bacon alone in 1813 wae *8,300.000,
and in 1018 it was 18 mimeas
of pounds sterling. Ie it amy wonder
you are paying 7&c a pound for'
bacon here instead of 25c per pound
as you were in 1013 T This was to
Britain alone and for the whole of
tho products shipped, to Britain in
1JI.18 thero was 90 million pounds
sterling. And then they talk of tho
retailer profiteering.    Humbug 1
4075 Harris Street, Vancouver.
Tabulation of the coalition and
anti-coalition votes in Great Britain.
at the eight by-elections and at the
goneral election Bhows the following
Gen. Elec.   By-Elee
1018 1010
Coalition 83,435 59,094
Labor 48,484 70,704
Majorities Coal. 34,051 Labor 10,800
Great gains havo been  made  in
lnbor party strength.
Dublin.—Through thc intervention
of tho lord mayor, handcuffs wero
removed from tho Sinn Fein prisoners in Mountjoy prison, Jvho have
been manacled continuously for 10
days as a punishment for wrecking
the jail during a recent demonstration. In his protest the lord mayor
declared that several of the prisoners nre nearly dead as thc result of
thc punishment.
Toledo is having a big strike
ngninst Ihe Willys-Overland Automobile Compnny. Carloads of
strikebreakers nre boing rushed lo
the plant.
The Royal Bank
of Canada
Capital Authorized
Capital Paid-up
 _ $25,000,000
Renrve ami Undivided Profits $ 17,000,008
Total Aarota - $460,000,000
PSO branchei in Canadft, Newfoundland and Britiih
Wert Indiei.
Akw branohei in London, England; New York Oity and
Barcelona, Spain.
Fourteen branohei in Vanoouver:
Main OfSm—Comer Haittage and Homer Streets.
Cornor Main and Hastings Streets,
[tamer Oranvillo and Robson Streets.
Corner Bridge Btreet and Broadway West,
Cortter Cordova and Carrall Streets.
Corner OranviUe aid Davie Streets.    .
■    Corner Oranvllle aad Seventh Avenue Weat.
1050 Commercial Drlvt.
Corner Seventeenth Avenue and Main Street.
2010 Tew Street.
Corner Eighth Avenue and Main Street.
Hudson Street, Marpole.
Kingsnay Branoh and 15th Avenue Branoh.
Also—North Vancouver, New Weitniimtcr and 29 other
points in Britiih Columbia.
One dollar opons an account on which interest is paid half-yoarly
at current rates.
Manager Vaneouvar Branch
«. W. PBAEEE, Vancouver,
Supervisor (or B. 0.
Right Under Your
Your job means your living.
Your wage or salary pays for
yourfood, clothing, housing, amusements and all your daily needs.
So long as Canada is prosperous your job and hundred of thousands of other fellows'jobs are safe.
You must help keep Canada
. Your job and Canada's prosperity are' inseparable. Since the
prosperity of Canada depends on
the success of the Victory Loan
you must not shirk your duty to
the Victory Loan.
All the money subscribed to the
Victory Loan is spent in Canada
and helps to fill the pay envelope.
It circulates and benefits all
The greater, the more overwhelming the success of the loan,
the better for Canada and for you.
Buy all the Victory Bonds you
can pay for now and during the
next ten months.
Last year employers co-operated
with their employees by financing
their purchases on an easy payment plan, thus enabling them to
buy much more than they would
otherwise have been able to buy.
They will do it again.
Talk it over with your employer.
Buy Victory Bonds
Issued by Canada's Victory Loan Committee in Moperatioa
with the Minister of Finance of the Dominion of Canada. FBIDAY........... .November 7, 1811
eleventh tear Tto. u      THE BRITISH COLUMBIA FEDERATIONIST   vawoottvm, b.
Ont out this announcement—
It la worth $10.
DURING this month I have decided to make a
test of the popularity of this newspaper.
This is part of a general test which I am making
of all my advertising media and upon which I
will base my appropriation for the coming year.
Bring in this copy of the Fedorationist, when ytra
order a Tom-the-Tailor suit and $10 discount will
be allowed on the prioe. This is a genuine offer
as you can prove far yourself. Select your cloth
and have your meaaure taken before you present
the copy of this annftuncemcnt, which entitles you
to the discount.
Tkis Offer Is Good for Ladies aid Men
IHAYB' here, for you to select from, the biggest
* stook of imported fabrics on the Pacific Coait.
Fine woolens from'England, Scotland and Ira-
land and beautiful  materials  for  ladies  from .
My staff'of designers, cutters and union tailors is
the best that I oan secure. My work is well
known for style and wearing quality all'over this
coast With the high price at whioh readymade
olothing is now set you, will find it more economical and more desirable in every way to wear Tom.
tailored olothes.
Men's Suits and Overcoats.:. $40 up
Ladies' Suits and Oosts $60 up
[Patronize Federationist Advertisers
Hen Thay Am, Indued (or Tou
Mr. Union Haft, Mt TMi Out ini 01t. It to Tour Wife
Bunk ot Toronto, Hutings.* Cambie; Viotorla, Merritt sod Ntw Westminster.
Boyal Bask of Canada, 12 Branches in Vancourer, it in B, 0,
...Phono Fairmont M
Tiidalli United..
J. A. Piatt	
...818 Hasting! Street Wtat
........Haatingt Street Weil
). Pocket Billiard Parlor...
Coo Jones (Brunswick Pool Booms) 	
Boots and Shoes
.48 Hastings Street East
 Hastings Street East
Goodwin Shoe Co.,
Ingledew Shoo Store..
 . 119 Hastings Streot East
—   066 OranviUe Btreet
Johnston's Big Shot Store  408 Hastings Stroet Wost
' "K" Boot Shop ......318 Hastings Stroot West
! Nodolay Shoe Co ;  1047 OranviUe Strttt
| Pierre Paris — r.64 Hastings Stroet West
Wm. Dick Ltd . Hastings Street Eaat
....... Corner Hastings and Homer Streets
 ...64 Hastings Street East
  —156 Hastings Strctt Wait
Bank Buffet...
Tholtna Cafe...
Trocadero Cafe...
Chinaware and Toys
Millar ft Coe. Ltd...........   418 HaBtings Street West
El Doro and all Union Label Cigars
Clothing and Gent's Outfitting
Arnold & Quigley. ,..„   846 OranvUlt Street
Clubb k Stewart  808-315 Hastings Stroet West
B. 0. Outfitting Oo : 342 Hastings Street West
8. 0. TaUoring Co  188 Hastings Street East
Wm. Diok Ltd 88*48 Hastings Street East
I'hos. Poster k Co., Ltd  514 OranvUlt Streot
r, W. Foster k Co., Ltd .845 Hastings Street West
' N. Harvey Ltd 185 Hastings West tnd Victoria, B. 0.
...401 Hastings Street West
i'ho Jonah-Prat Oo.
How Tork Outsitting Co 148 Hastings Strett West
(ickson'a —- 820 Granville Street
lavid Spencer Ltd. -   Hastings Street
V. B. Brumltt... ~   "
'hoists k McBain...
...Cordova Stroet
..OranviUe Street
"oodlwards Ltd ,  HaBtings ahd Abbott Streets
'. B. Outhbertsons * Co Oranvillo Street and HaBtings Street
ictor Clothes Shop 112 HaBtings West
'obinton Olothes Shop, Ltd Corner Hastings and Richards
. B. Kerfoot 155 Heatings Streot East
). K. Book .
. 117 Hastings Streot West
Tirk k Co., Ltd,..
lacdonald Marpole Co...
> Main St,, Seymour 1441 and 465
  1001 Main Street
raser Valley Dairiee... 8th Avenue and Yukon Street
rs. Brett Anderson and Douglas Casselnian............. 602 Hastings West
r. W. J. Curry.  801 Dominion Building
r. Oordon Campbell......... Corner OranviUe and Bobaon Streets
H. E. Hall  18 Hastings Street Eost, Soy Hour 4042
Lowe...-...-......--... Cornor Hastings and Abbott Stroets
Grady. Corner Hastings and Seymour Streets
unit Buffett  .........Cor Hastings and Homer Streets
ritannla Beer. —:Wcstminster Brewery Co.
iscndo Boer. ..............— .Vancouver Breweries Ltd.
otol Wost....  .  444 Cnrrnll Street
!itricin Cabaret...
ob Koy Hotel...
axi—Sof t! Drinks	
an Bros	
...411 Hastings Street East
 57 Cordova Streot West
. 409 Dunsmuir Streot
 ....Ciders and wines
sneouvor Drug Co, .'..... .'. Any of their six stores
Dry Goods
'araous Cloak & Suit Co ...623 Hastings Street Wost
iordon Drysdale Ltd OranvUlt Street
irown Bros, k Co. Ltd.  48 Hastinga East and 728 OranviUe Street
Funeral Undertakers
.enter & Hanna Ltd,..	
funn Thomson It Qlegg...
..1049 Goorgia, Seymour 2488
 531 Homer Street
Ias'Vigs Furniture.Co-
...41 Hastings Street West
al*Vnn Market Hastings Stroot Opposite Pantages
'Slaters" (threo stores) Hastinga, Granville and Main Streets
T. Wallace Marketaria 118 Hastings Stroet Weat, Soymour 1266
Woodwards Hastings and Abbott Stroots
lencors Ltd. ;...,.—..:..................;.... .«-  .......Hastings Street
■oadway Table Supply .
018 Broadway Bast
Rupert   Trades   Couneil
Wants All Members to
Have Paper
Northern City O.B.IL
Movements  Shows
Good Progress
The lut regular meeting of th*
Prinoe Bupert Trtdei tnd Libor
Council, 0. B. Bi; held Ootober 26,
waa a very busy session. After the
routine correspondence was dealt
with, various small bills were ordered paid.
The library committee reported
the new catalogue in coune of preparation, to include announcements
ot the meoting nights of the various organizations and unite using
the headquarters. Pool tables, etc.,
committee roported progress. The
committee boing requofttcd to*bring
in a definite report with at recom-
mondatioa at. the. next mooting. Tho
committee on aooidents at tho Spruce
Mills reported that it was waiting
for some literature from the Compensation Board, re safeguards, before taking further action. Delegate
Morn reported that the salmon trol-
lers had organized, a moeting with
fourteen present having been held
on the 83rd inst. Thero were about
TO of the salmon trollers enrolled,
but only a few wore in town. SI
were being- taken to organize
Fiaherios Industrial unit in co-operation with'the flshpackera, to include all employed in tho industry.
The executive committeo reported
that they had considered the question of remuneration for the secre*
tary-treasurer*, and recommended
that the council grant him $20.00
per inontK for his spare time, to
count from the formation of the
council. Tho report was accepted and
recommendation adopted. *
Tho committee appointed to interview tho employers of tho machino
shops re tho threats of tho A. T, of
L. to "take steps" if they did not
dismiss thoir iQ_ B. U. employeos,
reported that thay had had a uniformly good reception. All the employors, without exception, had disregarded the threat and were willing to employ any man, 0. B. IT.
or international,' who could deliver
the goods on the joh. The report
was accepted and the committee discharged.
Tho assistant secretary waa instructed to write V. B. Midgley to
the effect that the council considered thc central offico in Vancouver
had bettor opportunities of judging
the capabilities of the speakers
routed than had the council, and relied upon its discretion and judgment in selecting speakers.
■ The toamsters wero reported as
having called a moeting for the flrst
Sunday in November to draw up a
demand for increaso iu wuges and
payment for overtime. At presont
they are the worst paid mon in the
city and worked longer houra.
Considerable discussion took placo
on a motion to instruct the secretary-treasurer to pay for a 12-
month's subscription to tho B. C.
Federationist for overy member pnying dues to the C. L. C, who had u
pormaueut address. The secretary-
treasuror pointed out that the council could not pay for all membors
at once, there being nearly 300 members. The lUhpackers' delegates said
that thoy paid thoir subscriptions
once a- month for each member in
good standing, and recommended
that the council adopt the same
method. Further discussion resulted
in the motion being withdrawn and
a substitute motion requiring the
secretaries of tho different-units to
submit to tho sccrotury-troasurer a
list of all their members desiring
the Federationist, was submitted.
The attitude^ of tho dolegutes was
unreservedly favorable, and the only
discussion was on the way of best
accomplishing the object In view.
It was suggested that all subscriptions should be dated to expire with
the same issue, and that every member joining should bo put jpn tho
mailing list at once if ho is not already getting, tho papor. Tho motion carried unanimously.
Some delegates then advocnted
supplying Members with either tho
Foderationist or the 0. B. V, Bulletin, according to their choice, hut
this was contested on the ground
that tho support of tho couneil
should be centralized on ono papor.
Moreover, tho Federationist, having
the largest circulation, and boing
published primarily for the benefit
of fhe B. C. orgnnizntions, was tho
logical paper for a provincial council fo support.
During the argument the question
of tho position of the management
of tho pnper was considered, and
it was fliinlly decided to call a
special meeting of all 0. B. TJ. members to discuss the matter in nil its
phases, on fhe following Thursday.
Instructions wero given that all
advertising bo inserted in both local
A Short History of
the Canadian 0. B. U.
(Continued from Last Week)     ♦<
Shortly after the opening of tie
Westers Labor Conference,, the credential committee reported 231 credentials of delegates in order and
tha report was recoived.   Through*JL. And whereat in tho past the pol-
out the whole of the proceedings al
greater unanimity was displayed on
the important questions than appeared oven in the B. C. Fedoration of
,jcy of the organized centres of thia
icountry in sending their provincial
and Dominion executives to the legislative assemblies pleading for the
passage of legislation which is rare*
T    , . -  . r"****"6^  ***  m^.a.a-.vu  nmuu ia  ii.ro-
Labor eonvention. In faot, aftor the Jy passed, and which would be futile
ball had started to roll, the discus*
sion, with* fow exceptions, was more
in tha nature of a testimony meeting; so touch to, that, finally, cries
of "Question!" eould bo heard all
around when any matter had beon
diseuasod by sevoral delegates. With
only one or two exceptions could
ny be found to disagreo with the
policy vaguely outlined by the B.
C. Federation of Labor convention.
On the ilrst day of tho Western
Conference the. resolutions committee presented a resolution whieh carries ita owa explanation, aa follows:
Boeolution No; 1 "(Submitted by
resolution committee) — Realizing
that the aims and objects of the labor movement should bo the improving of tha social and economic condition of society in general, and the
working class in particular)
And whereas the present. system
of production for proflt and the institutions resulting therefrom, prevent this being achieved,
Be it resolvod that the, aims of
labor as represented by thia convention are the abolition of the present systom of production for proflt,
and the substituting therefore, production for use, and that a systom
propaganda to this end be car.
#ed on.
e, .This resolution, after a short de*
.bate, waa put and carried unanimously. Then followed resolution
No. 2, aa follows:
(Whereas great and drastic changes
have taken place in the industrial
papers. One has beon avoided like
tho plague since the striko, owing
to its attitude both on the local and
national phases of the strike, but
the majority of the council seemod
to think that'more could be gained
bjr utilizing it as nn advertising me:
dium than by boycotting -it any long
The international carpenters have
announced a new wngo scule to* take
effoct from 'Octobor 10, tho.council
formally' endorsed their demands.'.
Tho council wishes it to.bo distinctly understood that the Q. B. Ps will
not scab on membors of other or-^
ganizations who arc after higher:
wages, and seized this opportunity
to emphasize its attitude.
Tho secretary-treasurer repotted
that ho had boon informed that a
statemont had boon made on th*
floor of thc last meoting of tho
if it were, ia now obsolete;
Therefore, be it resolved that thla
conference of western workers lay
down as its polioy the building up
of organizations of workers* on industrial lines for the purpose of en*
forcing, by virtue of tlieir industrial
strength, suoh demands as such organizations may at any time consider necessary for their Continued
maintenance and well being, and
shall not be ai heretofore the: send*
ing of* executive officers, to plead
before legislatures for the passing
of legal palliatives which, do not
i The resolutions committee offered
a substitute motion for resolution
No. 2, as follows:
Whereaa great and far-reaching
changes have taken place during the
last year in the realms of industry;
And whereas wo havo discovered
through painful experiences tho utter futility of separate action oo
the part of the workers, organized
merely along craft lines, such action
tending to strengthen the relative
postion of the master class;
Therefore be it resolved that this
Western Labor Conference place itsolf on record as favoring the immediate reorganization of the workers
along industrial lines, so that by
virtue of the ir industrial strength,
the workers may bo bettor prepared
to enforce any demand they may
consider essential to their maintenance and well boing;
And be it further resolved that in
viow of tho forogoing, wo placo our-
solvos also an record as boing opposed to the innocuity of labor loaders lobbying parliament for pallia.
tiyos which do not palliate.
-, This also carried without a dis*
senting vote, and, whenever objection of any kind was mndo to the
bpw policy, it invariably arose from
some   notorious   reactionary   labor
fpkir, whose charactor and hiBtory
j$ffp. sufficient to damn any utter-
nee ho might mako. Usually, apart
wi this,, the objections would be
ao,silly nnd so palpably made for
Tne" preservation of labor leaders'
been promised n signed statement to
that effect but it had   not
through.     Delegate    Kose,    	
Trades Council replied that the 0. T,
*,*  luo T, -  	
& L. C. that Q. B. V"machinists* ___$ meal tickets that the confer
in the city woro working below tho ™» practically ignored tho pathetic
soale, and he had   demandod   andm^1*8 °* nrtl,ts who shuddered
... .» -T*8 'onsequendes of a "rank-and-
como &_■■' doin» **" own thinking and or-
Metal pyizati,m building.   .
Besolution No. 3 was the one al-
P. men were working tinder t ached- SjjSy pawed at the B. 0; Federation
uie. Thore were 11 0. B. U."toeu oPLabor convontion, and,was intro-
and two international, with one ape- jJCSjd to the Western Labor Confer
.i.i!.. ..... .  u ... .    ,   .*.    "-rB»*^:as a resolution from tho former
r. This can be found in the part
Ing with tho polioy of B. C.
Federation of Lnbor. This reaolu-
wn was alao carried, not ono delegate voting against, although sevoral international ollicers were present. However, as wo have since
found out, they did not lose much
.time in informing international headquartera, and the result is that moat
of thom have secured official jobs in
international unions, cithor as official charter snutchere, or elso have
obtained soft places under tho benign oye of the dear boss. Several
of them have. moro or less openly,
Since thot time, had direct connections with the masters as to the bost
possiblo means of strangling tho O.
B. U, Up to tho present, while they
have boen successful in obstructing
tho work of orgnnization, tho not
rosult appears to be nothing much
moro than the, production of a sorio-
comic opera, composed sololy of
verse and chorus, entitled "The O,
B. U. Is Dead." The masters' newa.
papers join in tho chorus, after a
lusty singing of each verso by international organizers, Sometime!
variations are* introduced, and a lit
tie close harmony results in which
delightful cadences, followed by
crashing crescendos on "The 0. B.
U." aro finally brought to a symphonic close hy diminuendo to pianissimo with the theme "Tho 0. B.
U. is here; the O. B. U. is thoro"
in somothing after tho fashion of
tho "Will-o'the wisp." All of
which makes these modern Ajaies
once moro haul tho slack out of
their pants and go forth in the various corners of this Dominion to
St. Qeorge like, thrust the broken
spear of Oomporsian logic into tho
dovourlng mouth of the 0. B. U.
Besolution No. 3 was followed by
a qualifying motion whieh also carried, to tlio effect that "question bo
submitted to tho entire Canadian
membership, the ballots und returns
to be segregated at Port Arthur ns
dividing line betweon cast nnd
wost." Following this a committee
on "policy" was uppointcd, consisting of Hnoley, Calgary; Johns, Win*
cialist, also A. F. of L., in the shop*'}:
^nd alt were getting tho same wago,
Iu the contract shops the wages
wore higher than those set by the
internationals. In no case was any
O. B. C mnn getting less than the
international scale.
Brother Dawson, just returned
from an absenco of somo few weeks,
tho first chairman of the council and
an energetic worker to whom tho
local movoment owes a great deal,
gave n short account of his experiences in the country east .as far ns
Edmonton. The most gratifying portion of his report was the statement
that thc actions of tho council wero
boing followed with olose attention
by all O. B. U. lnim, who showed
a livoly interest in its efforts to carry out the principles of tho 0. B.
U. form of organization, Tho coun*.
cil was generally considered aB hnving mado good progress. The movoment outside tho Princo Rupert district waa growing in healthy fashion. In Edmonton it was quickly absorbing the railroad mon, and while
tho camps oast of Prince Georgo
wero mostly working tho ten-hour
day, they seemed to be doing it more
out of spite to the union than for
any other reason. Mnny omployors
stuted that thev would prefer to run
on tho eight-hour basis, nnd it is to
bo expected that tho eight-hour day
will be accepted In all the camps
next spring.
Tho socretary-trcasurer, commenting on the above, said that more
important thnn tho interest boing
taken in. the experiment in Prince
Bupert was the success of tho experiment itself. The" centralization of
the funds, accomplished by paying
the duos direct to tho council, *ns
working out as expected. Tho ro*
coipta fnr tho month to dato wore
over $300, tho largest sinco the form*
ation of the couneil. Tho affiliated
membership was steadily increasing
and would soon pass the 300 mark.
The final business transacted wns
thc giving of instructions to the ex
eeutlve committeo to get the recruit*
ing unit into, properly organized
form, with delegatea en Ihe council
ns soon as practicable, nnd thc appointment of Dolcpntos McLennan,
Newmnn, Miller, Shaw' and Burrough to represent the unit on tho
council until it wob properly represented with its own delegates.
Adjournment was takon at 11:29.
J. H. B.
Australian Government b
Keeping Close Watch
en Labor Men
Although it haa been officially
stated la fit* Australian Parliament
that tkt censorship ha* been abolished, signs are net wanted that a
mora tasidiou* form of censorship
1* noirin operation againat radicals
—etpecially members of the Australian Labor Movement having correspondence with foreign countries,
partioulnrly with Canada and the
United Stat**.
While under tk* war-time censor*
shift letters wen opened with
knif* aai officially sealed down by
th* censer, th* aew plan it to stoam
the letters open, penis* them, and
return then to th* postal delivery
clerk*. It 1* not known* whother
they ar* luid by tke censors—the
idea being pretumably to gather information about certain Australian
radicali for future reference.
It it also understood tkat a eard
system hat been introduced gi*iug
minute particulars concerning all
radicals in th* eountry, their opinion! and ideas, whom they correspond with in other countries,
whether they hav* Bolshevik tendencies, whether they are in fnvor
of repudiation of war debts, er
againat militarism, eto. It it fur
thor understood that these, cards
ua interchangeable with the other
allied oountries and America, and
preserved in the archives and eon.
sular offices of th* world, so that
when eversea visitors arrive, they
tan be tagged and deported it nee:
essary. Coincident with this, it
should be noted that thc Australian
anti-Labor Oovernment has reeently
passed an Aet of Parliament giving
it th* powor to deport such people.
Goods Well
W« buy onr clothing well—"Quality at •
Priee." We tell the ume way. Tou ean't help
but gat batter quality here for the price. Our
windoVs tell the atory—see them to know what
real value'ia.
Suit prioea ranging from _  410.00 to $60.00
Big Shirt Speeial-Values (8.00, $2.25 and $2.50; ain*
14 to Vty_, now at ......  .ftW
The Jonah-Prat Co.
Corner Hon* ft***
and diatrict boards to perfect tha
plans ef organisation. Basis, of representation, affiliated membership of
5,000 or loss, one delegate; over 5,000
two'delegates; over 10,000, three delegatea.
Seventh, we recommend thnt an
appeal be made to the tradea councils and district boards for a, payment of two cents per member affiliated to finance the educational campaign for the inauguration of the
"One Big Union.",
Just as in thc case of the B. C.
Foderation of Labor convention, so
with the Western Conference. Many
resolutions from various placet and
from different craftsmen, so widely
soparated as painters and railroad
machinists, came before, the dele*
gates, asking in different language
for the formation of a new organization which would conform to the
will and needs of the workera and
net be merely a hack to the matters.
These, of course, were all covered
by, and disposed ef, undor the substitute motion already referred to.
Muoh more interesting matters were
dealt with but aa they have no direct boaring on tho fcrmation of tke
O. B. U. thoy will ba loft ont of
those articles.
Following the adoption of the report of tho policy committoo a general executive committee, whose
functr ,J* •    ■*
Canadian National Railways
Hlv *""* <*»h '". ;.'...'.'":'
Through Toarist sad 8ts*|es4 MMpbf aue
Daily Train* oeamfattag Oftobtr UA .-
' Ml intermtltaa tnat
IM Hsritais ft W. ...    Ttaetam, s. 0.
Warned 8ho«i are frequently made
in Noi-unlon f actoriee
No matter what ita name, unlva
it bean a plain and readable im-
preation of thia UNION &TAMP.
AU Show witkmt tt* union
Oo not acoopt aay exeat* ftr
abaeoc* of the Union atnmp
ata Hnamt mm, aoemr, mass.
COWS I0VSLT, antral TrxMsat-OKAS. I, SAIM, S.o.ral lal-laa*.
of tk* n*eestuy propaganda and
the issuing *f tk* ballots and taking ef the vote, wa* elected. Supplementing tkii tommittee, a committee wu elected by the dologattt
pntent from oaeh province to camr
on the propaganda work ln then
particular provine*. Thus a genernl
committee of Iv* waa ejected from
tho convention as a wholo for the
purpose already stated, while com*
agenda nw
Th* ratuli
present status
dealt with in tke tent artkA*.
(To be continued)
ion would be the dissemination mitteos of Ave also acted for prop-1 cent.
Tk* spatial convention ef tk* National union of Sohool Tauhen ef
England at Birmingham recentlr demanded wage inerease* of IM p*r
Crown Life...
...Bogert Building
Birks Ltd Oranvllle and Oeorgia Streets
Manufacturers of Foodstuffs
W. H. Malkin......... (Malkin's Beit)
' Overalls and Shirta
"Big Horn" Brand. (Turner Beeton k Co,, Victoria, B. C.)
Hunter-Henderson Paint Co 612 Qranvill* Street
HicksLovick Piano Co ; 1117 Oranvillo Streot
Printers and Engravers
Cowan di Brookhouso Labor Temple
OlollandDibble „ Tower Building
Angoll Engraving Co 618 Ileal ings West
A. H. Timms ; 828*230—llth Avenue Enst
White & Bindon 528 Pendor StrcoJ West
P. 0. E and the   „0. N. a
J. A. Flett Eastings Street West
Martin, Finlnyson * Mather Bastings Stroet West
Theatres and Movies . .
Empress ~~. Orpheum  _....  Pantages
ldjieg; Coltrell, Vuneouver; Chisolm,
VietoriH; Wataon, Mwiho Juw; Bon-
son, Edmonton; Snmbrook, Beginn;
bunt J.ovatt, Winnipeg,
On tho seoond duy this commit*
VI introduced its policy report ns
First, the nnme of tho organizn-
ftidii. Wo recommend the name of
tho organization bo "The One iBu
Second, we recommend that tho
convention elect a committee of five,
Irfospeotive of geographical loon*
-tiflji, for the purpose of parrying out
TM necessnry propaganda to make
roforondum a success,
'hird, nnd further recommend that
(tejegntos from ench provinco meet
nd *'t''it a committee of live to work
in conjunction with the central com*
mltlee in carrying on tho necessnry
propaganda to accomplish the
wishes of tho convention.
Fourth, we recommend the drafting nnd issuing of the referendum
bo left to tho "contrnl committeo,"
also roceiving and publishiag returns
of tlio vote.
Fifth, in tho opinion of the committee it will be necessary in estnb*
lisiiine an industrial form of organization tb work through the existing * trados ooune'ln nnd district
boards, nnd no definite plan of organisation can bo submitted until
aftor tho referondum has been taker..
Sixth, the committee further recommends that after tho roturns of
tho voto are received, tlio centrnl
committee shall call a conferenco of
representatives   of trades councils
Make your lirst p .yissut en bonds with whnt you save by buying Shoe* at
Ladies' and
growing glrlt'
gunmetal boots,
a typletl Vancouver boot.
MEN'S      <R
Girls—About 50 pairs of this
velvet calf blucher left; school
11 to 2V_.
Boys—Pebble grain standard
screw boot; hoavy canvas lining. Sizes 1-6%. *^ QB
Saturday spooial ..vOaUO
Do not neglect your Shoes. They are worth savin;,
Let me repair them and holp you sa\x the price of a
new pair,
MEN—This is thc last day for Heavy Work Boots
at this price.
Lot mo flt you out with Rub- i
bora.     Evory   stylo   from   infants' to men's Hip Boots,
I.Hdies'    Juliet    Felt    Homo
BlippoM,    leather    soles,    fnr
51 Hastings W.
McLeod-Nolan and Co.
n»y*g    manuftaoturecl    nothing   but
Union Made Cigars
for 10 Yaarts   ° u
EiDoro  ,,
1 Sid ©lo
I no ome
Cigars of Quality
» ■■■■
eleventh tear. No. a    THE BRITISH COLUMBIA FEDERATIONIST    Vancouver, b. c.
PBIDAY ; November 7, 1»1(
Our self-serving, quick-selling plan ensures clean, fresh
slooks at all limes. All unnecessary expenses are entirely
eliminated, which makes it possible for us to sell at Low
The Following Is a list of Special! for Week Commencing
Friday, November 7th, 1919
Golden Crust Baking Powder,
12*oz. tin  18c
Wild Rose Pnstry Flour, 10-lb.
sack 69c
Purity Helled Onts  28c
Kmpress   Mince   Meat/  glass
qunrt size  46*3
Empress Mince Meat, 2*lb. tin
for 3BC
4-lb. till for  75c
| Braid's Best Tch, lh 55c |
.Fridc of Vancouver Baking
Ponder, 5-lb. tins  99c
Sunlight Soap, 4 burs  27c
Woodward's Better Ten, 1
lb 54c
Woodward 's Extra Choice
Ten, per lb 43c
Woodward Choico Ten, lb. 39C
Quaker Raspberry Jam, 4
lbs $1.04
Matches, 800s, per box ....21c
Matches. 300s, per box .... 8c
• Mutches, 200s, per box....5!/sC
Windsor.   Tablo   Suit,.. large .
bags .'..'...'.'.„.. lie
Windsor Table Salt, small begs
for , 7c
Itegnl  Table Salt  Sinkers
for 9c
Wagstnife's Mixed Lemon,
Orango and Citron Peel, per*
box (I lb.)  40c
Superlative Sockeye Salmon,
Mb. tin 36c
Lily White Syrup, 5-lb. tinSSc
Clark's Pork and Beans,
Mitel! size tin   8c
I Cream ofWhont, pkt. 20c |
Honey (puro B.C.), bottle 33c
Holbrook'b Ground Rice, per
pkt 17c
Empress Cream of Tartar,
half lb. tins  67c
De Monte's Spinach, largo
tin  22c
Nabob Coffee, lib. tin 63c
Mnlkin's CuBlnrd  Powder,
per tin  18c
Braid's Best Coffee, 1-lb. tin
for 60C
Rurasny 's Soda Biscuits, per
pkt 26C
Sogers' Golden Syrup, 2-lb.
tins  23c
Libby's Olive Oil, bottle....32c
Mack's No Rub Tablet  6c
| Pilot Sardines, per tin....Be |
Libby's Tomato Soup, tiii-.llc
Blue   Ribbon   Evaporated Peaches, pkt 19C
Finest Jap Bice, 2 lbs 31c
B. and K. Boiled Oats, sk. 60c
.Ivory .Sqnp, per cjiko ........8%c
Ciistilo Soap,'if barB ....23c
Royal City Tomatoes, 2\_-
ib. tins  14c
Canipbcll 's   Assorted    Soups,
per tin - .....16c
Empress Cream of Tartar, per
tin 15c
Preserved Raspberries, tin..SOc
Honolulu     Lady     Pinenpple,
.   small tin  20c
Libby's Grated Pineapple, iter
tin  35c
Spanish    Pennuts     (shelled),
per 1-lb. pkt 22c
I Crisco, 3-lb. till
...81.05 |
Second Revolution.
The London Dally Herald, Labor
organ, says: "The aecond Industrial
revolution Is now taking place. Tho
flrat deprived the man o£ hts individuality and mate.bim part of a
machine to manufacture profits;
the second Is-an organized co-op
erative movement to restore individuality, ensure a man the results
of his own lahor and of his master's
machine. That is the explanation
of the American unrost and of aim*
liar unrest in .our own country."
*—J       ■
Whore is your union button f
Broadway Table Supply
Phone Fairmont 18 and 19 518 Broadway East
Only the Best Materials Are Used
IfaUtim sad Fruit Cukei.
Doufhnuti,   doion   	
. 25c
Scotch  Abort Bread,  doien
Hot Burnt nnd Tt* I'nkm
,    160
llalkin'a Beat Tea, per lb 60c
Blue Ribbon Tea, per lb 61c
Kabob Tea, per lb.  60c
iur Beat Tea, per lb 60c
'ry Our Bulk Tea, per lb 46c
Ulkia'i Beat Coffee, per lb 00c
.fabob  Coffee   .60c
Wedding   Ureakfait   Coffee   ....66c
""ry Onr Special Coffee, lb 41c
'rv'a  Coco*  26c
llker'a Cocoa 26c
Jawin'a Cocoa  26c
Coffee and Milk  SOc
Cocoa and Milk  SOc
ftjHi, per ib 36c
Poit Toaitiea, 2 for 1-He
Krlnkle Corn FInkea 10c
Xallogg'a Corn  FUkea   lie
Dominion Corn Flakes  lie
Patch Buak. packfl  23c
Libby'* Tomato ClUup  23c
Tomato K*tcbup  20c
Toniatouf,  large  tin,  % for ....36c
f t»rl Birley, per lb 10c
Oreen Peau, per lb 10c
Split Feai,  per lb 10c
White Beam. 8 lba. for 36c
Royal Sttndftrd Flour, 49-lb. suck
/•r  12.80
IW* Hoiea Flour, 4Mb. ea<-k 12.90
Robin Hood, 49-lb. sack  12.90
Royal Houiehold. 49-lb. nek 9B.90
Wild   Rots   Paitry,   10   lba 61c
Juffed Wktat  16c
Puffed Rica  16c
Breakfast Food,  back   46c
Health Bran,  packet   16c
B. ft K. Wbeat Flakea  36c
Grape Nata  18c
■hr.dde*  Wheat    14c
Ionian Heal 38c
Broome  «6e, 7(c, 86c, 96e
Broom*  ....    31.06
Mclntoth Red Applea 82.26
Aihcroft  Hpuda   82.10
Highland   Spuds    $1.76
IHu might Soap, 4 /or  28e~
Klondykr, large bar  38c
Oatnifal  Hoftp.  6  for  26c
Ayrshire   Bacon   	
Compound Lard, per Ib. ...
Mnlkln'd  Best Vinegar 	
All Bpice,  tin 	
Brown and whito Vinegar .
Libby's BpM Pineapple ...
Quality  fears,  lnrge  tin ...
Qlobe  Ptsrs  ......;	
Van Camp's Hominge
Libby'n  Apple Butter
Libby's Happy Vale Pineapple 28o
Vegetable Honp, 3 tins for..
Pork and Beans, 8 tins for.,26c
Clark's Pork aud Beans, large
tins 26c
Dtlmont*  Pork and Beans.,20c
Libby's Tomato -Soup  lie
Camp  Tomato   Soup 16c
Magic Baking Powder  26c
Kggo   Baking   Powder,    1-lb.   tin
for  30c
Malkin's Best Baking Powder..29e
Nalmon—-New   Pack:
Yatcb,  largo   26c
Yah.li,   small  ........2 for 26c
f'ticomn.1. fine 36c
Royal EscuMor Dales  24c
Dromedary   Datea    29c
Chicken   Huddle,   regular  30<\.B5c
Popping Corn   10c
Cry I tall led Ginger.  Klf lb 30c
BwUt OlWMirgarlnf *m bt damonsiratad  rrlday  and   Saturday.    Coma
In aud try It.
Says Industrial  Conference Was Only.a
Comrade Torn Richardson excuse^
himself for .adopting a somewhat
critical line of thought on Bunday
night at tho Nntionnl Theatre, as
tho result of lys observations sinco
arriving in Canada some six months
The F. h. P. meetings hero, he
said, had been of a very high order
and their continued success through
the summer months inspired hope
and uomfort. Nevertheless a new
form of movement was now long
overdue and absolutely necessary.
Commissions, industrinl and otherwise, seemed to havo been tho order
of the day here, as in Britain. He
had attended some of the sessions
of tbe recent industrial commission
at tho Hotel Vancouver, and he had
never witnessed nnything so superficial; he wns uot disappointed
therefore to find lhat tho net result
was to leave them very much whero
thoy were.
A larger conferenco at Ottawa,
some weeks ago, was representative
of both working-class and omployers' organizations; even that important conference, under the auspices
of the government, hud loft things
substantially as they were. It had
beon "camouflage" in tho truest
and strictest sense of tho word.
The recent labor congress at Hamilton—the largest in tho history of
industrial organizations in the Dominion—had inspired the speaker
with a feeling, not only of disappointment and regret, but of resentment, that nny orgnnizntion, claiming to represent the industrial side
of thc working-class movement,
should be productivo of so littlo
good. It did not indicato that, so
far as loaders were concerned, there
was any statesmanlike conception
of world issues,    (Applause.)
Thut snch nebulous results wero
no longer of any real value to tho
workors. was evidenced by the happenings just across the lino at that
moment, whero the labor organizations were relied on not to caiise any
disturbance of a fundamental character under, tho leadership of that
idol of tho politicians, Mr. Sam
Gompers and company. Such leadership was a negation of anything
that represented the interests of the
dispossessed. It must have a new
mind, a new vision, a new soul, or
in,a very short time go out of business arid be superseded by a more
live organization.
In the recent elections in Ontario,
notwithstanding tho contemptuous
| attitude of the press, tho farmers
had returned the largest party, und
I labor had secured eleven seats. Under the present corrupt politicnl institutions, the farmer was ns much
the victim of robbery and cxploitn
| tion ns the. workpr in the workshop.
The speBker^complaincd that there
'was an absence of tho feeling of
solidarity and thc willingness to
serve und to sacrifice. They had got
to think just n littlo less of their
own little solves, While tho speaker had no designs on parliamentary
life, ho desired to make his contribution to the cause, and he hoped
they wero going to bo exceedingly
careful of tho qunlity of their men
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British Labor Makes Big
Municipal Gains in
London.—Returns from Saturday's municipal elections Indicated
virtually a country-wide victory for
tho laborltes. It was the Ilrst time
labor had figured even ag a runner-
up in .municipal contests.
The Times says the chief lesson
is the proved existence of an election-winning Labor machine all over the country, and notes that the
party won successes at such unlikely places as Bath, Brighton, Oxford and Cambridge, sweeping the
boards at Gatesbead, and securing
wholesale returns at Bootle.
This party captured .119 seats out
of 42 ln Poplar. Even in fashionable Kensington, six Laborltes
were returned. Nine were elected
tn Chelsea. Labor Is now the largest party in Bradford and Leeds
At Shoredltch, the Labor vote defeated Sir Busby Bird, who had
been mayor for years. Ubor also
elected 32 councillors. The progressive and tho municipal reform
parties, which formerly controlled
the city government, lauded only
10 councillors.
Labor swept Camberwell, electing a new mayor. At Gateshead lt
won all nine contested seats. Two
Unionists and three Liberals were
supplanted at Ipswich.
In Wimbledon, Labor secured two
unopposed seats and defeated three
Independents. U Richmond, Labor
Improved Its standing and won four
seats in Eastham. At Woolwich,
23 Labor members were returned
against 11 Municipal Reformers, the
previous position being 21 Reformers and 15 Labor.
While Labor failed to gain control in Sheffield and Mvcrpool, farmer Unionist and Liberal majorities were given a severe jolt, returns showed. At Bristol, the returns Indicated that Lahor gained
six seats. At Nottingham its candidates took seven out of nine seats,
endangering the Conservative majority. Women scored heaviest In
Lewishnm, where live women candidates were elected.
J. H. Thomas, the leader of the
Railwaymen, says the election
shows that beforc long Labor ia
destined to rulo the country.
Loggers Are Still
on Strike at Chase
(Continued from page 1)
Will Speak to Soldiers'
and Sailors' Labor
Last Sunday's meeting of the Soldiers' and Sailors' Labor Council
was well attended, and Chas. Lestor
gave a very interesting tnlk on the
origin of Parliament.
On Sunday afternoon at 2:30 p.m.
J. Kavanagh will bo tho speaker,
und it is expected thnt there will bo
a good turnout. The meetings are
hold in tke old Knox Church, 152
Cordova Stroet East.
Brlj.-Gen. Ormond Wat Unable to
Trace the Rumor to Any
Real Fact.
Nanaimo.—The address of Brig.-
Gen. Ormond iu the Opera House
Saturday, was greatly appreciated.
He denied the story of a Canadian having heen crucified. It the
act was committed at all It bad
been one ot his division, and he
was unable to trace the rumor to
any real fact.
Reports Indicate *
O.B.U. Is StiU Growing
(Continued trom page one)
Registered in accordance with V**
Copyright Act.
Food or
Whether your (ood It to nourjih
yoar body, supplying it with rich,
pure bleed, or whether it Is to be-
Kin ft ferment et ion in your etonilich,
.diKtillint' puiiou thit will tttuip
rii'-tiiiitlium, neuralgia, imligeitlon,
thui la a queatlon which you your-
helf muat decide.' lt dependa upon
the atate of your teeth and
mouth. Why Hhould you polaon
yourself! Why ahould you suffer
ill-health! Why should you "feel
rotten" when you don't need tu
do aot    "H'b up to you."
flood, aound, clean teeth and
eemiunn aenite will keep you
healthy, you know. Are you drifting on to tooth lei men, or are you
going to "pull up"-—aome day—
and have the dentiet equip you so
that yon can* feed younelf!
Make that "aome day" tomorrow.
Don't drift, Stop polaoning and
begin  feeding,    See me tomorrow.
Dr. Lowe
Fine Dentistry
Phoit Sey. &H4
Oppoiitt WooSwaM's
in viow of the world conditions confronting them today.
Tho 5000 votes secured for the
labor candidato nt Victoria, pnwti-
rally with no organization, sprite
volumes as to the possibilities -of
labor more intelligently organiied
to meet tho taetfca of their opponents. Not, howover, to-meet them
on tho linos of Iheir own unscrupulous methods; labor must not lower
its standard in that way, (Applause.)
The speaker quoted some pointed
questions in tho "old country
Weekly Hispaftih, at tho instance oV
ChioKza Money, throwing a vivid
light on tho activities of certain 15
millionaires in formulating "constitutional" policies at "No. 12 Downing Street, London, England. The
speaker had caught echoes of n
similar cry of "constitutional"
government in this country: and he
declared that, not only in Britain,
but in Canada, the representatives
of capitalism would spend money
without stint und would not hesitate, by cajolory or any other
method, to sidetrack tho millions of
domocracy in their demand for a
new order of socioty, with security
instead of insecurity, and justice instoad of injustice.
In justification of his criticisms
as to thc "absenco of soul" in thc
present industrial leaders of Canada, Comrade Bichardson quoted n
circular lotter signed by President
Moore and Secretary Draper of the
TradeB and Labor Congress, appealing to the workers to support tbo
Victory Loan on merely selfish and
mercenary grounds, such as giving
"overy willing worker a job."
(Laughter.) '"Havo" wo really so
lost our soulf" he asked. "Do
they renlly believe you can be so
shallow? If they do, I don't know
whether to be riiore sorry for them
or for you. To do it on the purely
selfish basisl It makes my blood
tingle—makes ine blush with
"In roferenco to the "new
movement," the mention of the
O. B. V. was sufficient to call forth
applause. The speaker animadverted
ou the combining of employers with
tho "suae" element of labor, to
crush the O. B. U., aa evidencing a
short-sighted view; he /leclnrcd thai
never in the history of tho world
had such methods succeeded in
hrottUng new idoas. The O. B. U.,
however, must employ its collective
mind to organize the public Hind,
roUow tbf Crowd te tht
Patricia Cabaret
One block etat of Eiupreia Theatr* i
SMITH,  R.  LOVE  and the EEL
Interpret the latest aoni bits. **■
•isti* hr The Bron« Jtn Bui I
MuilC,  •  p.B.   tO  1
UEeoaoralotL Tht Covpeot whkfc
Ift comoo..r#d«t»abU fer owfrf
ers and enforcers of law and order
absolutely and flagrantly ignore Ihe
statutes relating to* sanitation,
health and the payment of wages,
ete. In many cases -camps have never
been inspected; or whore it hns been,
no attempt has been mnde to enforce
tho laws.
It has bcen reportod that some un
authorised persons have beon attempting to obtain contribulions to
the Chase strike funds, and also for
subscriptions to tho Workor. This
may be an attempt by somo soak to
get n fow easy dollars'. On Ihe othor
hnnd, it may bo engineered by some
opponents of the organization to discredit it* in the eyes of the workers
or general public. Notice is thereforo given that, no ono is authorized
to solicit funds i'or any purpose connected with the L, W. I. U. unless he
can produco a printed and signed
authority to do so, and in uddilion,
furnished with the necessary
printed receipt books issued by the
organization,, upon each of which is
a warning to tho person subscribing
to demand to see the delegate's credentials.
Details pf the various camp votos,
as recorded in tho eleetion of dole*
giites to tho O. B. II. convention,
will be givon in tho next issue of tho
Worker, but, owing to tbe largo
amount of general information
which it is desired to place beforo
the membership, Tho Federationist.
hns been requested to give considerable space in this issuo which Iho
editor has kindly agreed lo do.
At a Into hour a wiro was received to the effect that the strike
at Ninip Kish camp, Alert Bay, has
beon satisfactorily settled.
43 Seats in Switzerland.
Berne.—Forty-two Socialists have
been elected to the National Council, or Parliament, at the election
which took place tho past week.
They will form a minority In tho
new parliament of 189 deputies.
Defense Dance
Dop *t forget the Trades uud
Lubor Council whist drive atid
dnnee on Wednesdny, December 3,
in tho Dominion Hull, This dnnee
is being organized to raise funds for
the defense of the men arrested in
Winnipeg. Admission, gents SOc Indies 25c.
not only on industrial questions, but
also political. No matter how perfect thoir organization, how high
their ideals; so long as they continued to allow tho reins of government to remain in tho hands of the
capitalist class, labor would not be
able to take an effective step forward to that liberty whicb .some of
thom believed to bo the Inherent
right of overy , man, woman and
The speaker touched on the need
of "an educated, informed, and disciplined democracy," and depro*
catcd the allowing of "reactionary
proposals," in school matters, to
pass practically without protest. Unemployment ho declared to entail n
process of deterioration of manhood
nnd womanhood. It was timo for
labor to strive for something tangible in provincial politics and then,
when a general election camo, take
a further step to obtain control of
tho parliamentary .machinery. International relationships would also
have to be the concorn of domocracy
lu the future, seeing what -horror
hnd resulted from'the secret diplomacy of tha pftst. '
In replying to. questions, Ihe
speaker expressed the viow tbat
Oompers und compnny wcro going to
bc compelled to come to tho penitent
form and admit they wcro wrong.
There appeared to be some dissent,
among tno audienco, with the speaker 's estimate of J. H. McVetv as a
man of considerable '' calibre,''
though not with bis contention that
MeVety was "playing the employers' game."
levelling wages. J. Kavanagh took
tho position that this was impossible under capitalism, pointing out
tbat the unskilled labor market waB
always overstocked, and that it
cost more to produce a highly skilled man thun it- did an unskilled one,
und gave as an instance the cost
of educating a technician, or other
highly skilled workers. It wns announced by the secretary lhat a
dance would be held in the Dominion Hall on December il for the purpose of raising funds for the defense of the workerB arrested in
Winnipeg. Tho council adjourned
after a very interesting meeting at
9:45 p.m.
Oil Refinery Workers' Dance ....
A social unc^ dunce was held by
the Oil Refinery Workers union on
Friday, 31st insl. in tho C. 0. C. F.
hull, loco, in honor of the departure
of Mr. and Mrs. E. Singleton. Bro.
Singleton, who is leaving the cm-
ploy of the Imperial Oil Company to
enter business in the IJ. 8. A., was
flrst president of the Oil Refinery
Workers union of loco, and hns been
an outspoken delegate for hiB fellow omployoes on the Imperial Oil
Company industrial relationship
plan. He will be much missed by thc
workers of this district. .T. Fraser,
as chairmnn, nbly presided over a
splendid mnsicnl programme, rendered by Mrs. Hurst nnd Messrs. Martin, Potts, Medley, Robinson, Knowles and Singleton, nnd also in presenting Mr. and Mrs. Singleton with
a travelling bag nnd manicure set,
respectively, as a small token of
esteem from their friends and fellow workers. After supper n dance
accompanied by the Clayton orchestra, brought an enjoyable evening
to a close.
Clubb & Stewart
Established 30 Ye»r»
20th Century Brand Suits and Qyercoats stand
second to none in Canada. See otir windows for * <
the new models.
Men's Hats and Furnishings—a full selection.
Ladies' and Gentlemen's Sweater Coats.
Boys' Clothing and Furnishings—the best in the
Bt consistent and demand the Union Stamp on yota boote and
shoes.   Tbe following local firnu aro fair to Organized Labor and
are worthy of yonr patronage and rapport:
J. Leckie Co., Ltd., 220 Cambie Stroot.
Harvey Boot Shop, 51 Cordova St. W.—Custom Making and Repairs.
W. J. Heads, 20 Water Street—Custom Making and Repairs.
H. Vos k Son, 63 Cordova Street West—Custom Malting and Bepairs.
Dunsmuir Boot Shop, 531 Dunsmuir Stroot—Custom Making and
"Nodelay" Shoo Repair Company, 1047 OranviUe Street,
Standard Shoo Repair Shop, 61$ Robson Stroet.
M. R. Thorns, 250 Kingsway.
Woods I.ld. "K" Boot Shop, Cordova and Hastings St. W.
H. C. Spauiding. 5071 Fraser Street, South Vancouver.
Be progressive, Mr. Shoe Repairer, and get in touch wltb Secretary Tom Cory, 445 Vomon Drive.
Moro Falso Beports
Tho action for an Injunction restraining tho International ollicers
from revoking tho charter of Local
213 internntionnl Brotherhood of
Eloctrical Workora, will bc up before Judgo Morrison Friday morning. The business agent of tho local
reports  that   Organizer    Inglis    is
Mechanics' Tools
J. A. Flett, limited
' We buy and sell second-hand GUNS
A. E Timms
Show and Commercial Printer
226-230—14th Ave E.
Vancouver, B. C.
putting round a false report to tho
effe«t thnt the local hns only 80
members in good standing with the
International ottlce, wbcieas the secretary hns receipts showing thnt the
local has paid n per capita for an
avorage of 513 men tor every inontl
of this year, including September,
Buy at a union mom.
Where is your union button f
Give the feet more
protection and more
comfort during the
winter season
ABUTTING more wear for your dollars—why pay more—
^* the shoe man at Dick's talks of value and why—
The prices talk for themselves—wc specialize in Men's Shoes
only—and buy in large quantities—we carry the lat'Kest
men's shoe stock in the West—wc originated a close selling
policy when wc opened thc department aud at our tremendous turnover we're able to offer better shoe values for Icsb.
Make your shoe dollars count-Dick's Shoe Store is the place.
For workers end out-of-door tramping we offer exceptional value ia
high-cut boots— V
TAN ABUT GRAIN, 10-inch top   $7.50
TAN ABMY GRAIN, 14-inch top   $9e00
BLACK URUS CALF,H«ich lop $9.00
BLACK GRAIN, 10-inch top   $7.50
They're the last word in out-of-door boots—solid lenthcr
throughout—as near waterproof ns leather can bo raodo-these
boots avo excepf.onnl value nt thiB price—compare them with
other stores.
in beaver brown and blnck Goodyear,
welt, recede toe—great vnlue at this
33-45-47-49 HASTINGS  ST.  EAST


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