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The British Columbia Federationist Oct 10, 1919

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$2.00 PER YEAR
Strike Settled at Dahl and
Folks' Camp at
Village Bay
This On
ization Takes
i \ of Trans-
_ Workers
Imprisonment for Those
Responsible for Holding Back Mail
When all other means (all, the
employer who haa on hla hands a
lahor trouble can alwayi turn to
that element ln tue labor movement which la always at his dls-
poeal, the officials ot the organisations with A. h: of L. affiliations
or Ideas. Instances proving this
are Innumerable and widespread,
Including . many local examples,
the latest coming to our attention
arising out ot the strike at P. B.
Anderson's camp, Knoi Bay. Owing to the employer refusing to
come through with tho requirements put up to him the men
called a strike which has now been
on since September 15th. Amongst
the demands being a $6.00 minimum; time and one-halt for overtime and Sundays; all men to be
hired through the Union and to
carry cards ln tho UW.I.U. or afflliated unions; complete reinstatement P. B. won't come through
and tho mon won't budge. Scabs
cannot be secured through the
channels at present resorted to,
so if the paper report of Wednesday oan he believed, the A. F. of
I.. International TradeB and Labor
Council executive waa appealed to
and after hearing one side of the
case declared the Job fair and expressed their willingness to provido scabs te run tho job. Well
and good, the 11,000 members of
the L.W.I.U. of the O.B.U. are
willing to met all scabs and scab
hirers, whether A. P. ot L. or any
other brand, at all times, under
any conditions, but a word in Benson to those ot that Ilk who attempt to work a camp declared unfair by the UW.l.U.; Henceforth
never attempt to work amongst
men with union principles.
The strike at Dahl A folks has
been settled to the satisfaction of
the men and a full union crew Is
now on the job.
The existing strikes are at Capilano; the camps at Chase and
log drive at Enderby of the Adams
River Lumber Co.; at Merritt
Ring It Moore's Camp, Duncan
Bay; Mainland Cedar Camp No. 2
Thimpson Sound; P. B. Anderson's
eamp, Knox Bay; Yapp's camp,
Sechelt; the tellers and buckets
of Camp 2, Myrtle Point, and the
miners at Kimberly. Men with
union principles act accordingly.
Delegates should Inspect bookB
ot all members ln camp and see If
dues are up to date.* The O.B.U.
convention delegates' ballots have
been sent out. Do not forget that
a member In arrears cannot vote.
When sending In reports delegates
should always state the number of
men In camp so a proper quantity
of literature can be sent.
Any member ln a camp in which
there Is not a delegate should Immediately report to headquarters.
There are a few camps which
are actually oppoaed to the organisation. What Ib needed Is some
members who have the right spirit
In them to get. Into these camps
and line them u p. The only place
where the organization can be built
up is on the job, not around the
Cranbrook district reports 1500
members In good standing; Kamloops District 700; other districts
going strongly.
If the literature sent from headquarters is being held up at your
end, don't forget there Is a penalty
ot Ave years Imprisonment awaiting the person responsible. In a
few cases particular attention Is
needed to the local postmaster,
who takes upon himself to act as
censor. Where proof Ib available
of such action report to headquarters and the matter wll be taken
up with tne proper authorities.
During the week contributions to
the Central Strike Fund have come
In from Swanson Bay, Hnrawlrh
Island, Carrlden Bay, Sayward Log
Camp, Port Alice, Rock Bay, Jacob-
son & Saude Camp, and from individual members, all of which will
be acknowledged In Aetna In the
The Trnnsjnirt Workers (O.B.U.)
hold a lively meeting on Wednesday
ovening. Owing to the abience of
R. K. Bray of Wlnnipog, who was
to havo given an address at this
nieeting, it was found necessary to
call upon W. A. Pritchard to fill tho
broach, and he gave the boys a
splendid talk on "Organization."
lie spoko at length on the why and
wherefore of organisation, and finished up by telling hia hearers that
the most successful method of organization wus "on tho job." Get
the man who works noxt to you.
It is not genorally known that tho
Transport Workers' Unit takes in
bread wagon drivers, milk wagon
drivers, retail delivery rig drivers,
and freight handlers, and any wago
earner ongaged in theso occupations
ought to got busy and line up with
a progressive body.
On Wednosday evening, October
15. Charles Lestor will givo a short
talk to the members. The meeting
place and office ia 152 Cordova
Street EaBt.  Como and join up.
Hundred Per Cent Organization Possible in
Very Near Future
The O.B.U. movement in Cnnada
is malting splendid headway these
days in spito af the opposition put
forth by some employers of labor
und officials of the A. P. of L. The
railroad workers of Port Mann wcro
organized during tho pnst week and
a great deal of enthusiasm was displayed over thu affair. B. J. Johns
of Winnipeg was on the ground and
succeeded lu getting tho boilormak-
era and helpers and the blacksmiths
and helpers 100 per cent, strong into
the organization. Every machinist.
but ono employed in the shops took
out ii card and a largo percentage of
tho rest of the shopmen did likewise, ami there ia every prospect of
Port Mann railroad shopmen having
an 100 per cent, organization in a
very shOrt time. What is happening
a* Port Mann is also happening in
the rest of the shops in Canada.
Winnipeg and Transcona are solid
and tho movement is spreading in
every  direction.
R. J. Johns left last night for the
Crow's Nest country and will hold
meetings in overy railroad centre
and mining camp that can bo reached, ifo will speak in Fernie on Sundny. His travels will tnko him to
Edmonton, Alberta, where he is
booked to speak on Sunday, October
19. From there ho mokes his way
to Eastern Canada and is already
billed to speak to the miners in the
Cobalt district.
W. A. Pritchard will bo in Prince
Bupert at the end of tho week and
will speak thero on Sundny. He is
also billed to speak in Cumberland
on the following Sunday.
R. 12. Bray has left for Nelson and
will cover the territory in the
Boundary country.
The Greenock, Scotland, Transport
Workers' Union has decided that so
long ns any members ure unemployed during the day no overtime will
be allowed, except in eases of extreme necesnty, for which double
time rates aro demanded.
Those in Siberia Commit
Suicide and Crimes
to Avoid It <
Siberia has eost 104 American
lives. Ono out of -every Jivo killed
is a suicido. What a reflection this
appalling ratio of one to Ave is on
conditions whioh tho boys aro facing there! Think of what a healthy,
vigorous young man will put up with
before ho takes this course of last
Another indication is (ho fact that
mnny of them aro committing small
crimes so as to be sontonoed to prison at homo, and the govornmont
sonds theso misused, homesick mon
to the hellhole of Alcatraz, tho federal military prison in Son Francisco
bay. The boys themsolves are unable to toll us wbat thoy aro going
through because of tho government
Moro than 18,000,000 feet of tho
British ordor of 70,000,000 feot of
British Columbia lumber ii now on
routo to England. Tho representative of tbe British Oovernment hopes
to have 40,000,000 foot on tho way
over by the end of the year.
New Unit of O. B. U.
Now One Hundred
Per Cent
Tho Piledrivers and Wooden
Bridgemen, Dorrickmen and Kiggers
of Vuneouver, who recently decided
to join tho O. B, U., will hold iheir
regulnr meetings in iho Labor Tomple ovory Friday night at 8 o 'clock.
At tho last meoting tho following
officers were elected: President,
Bert Heid; business agent and flnanclal secretary, T. L. Hewitt; recording secretary, Bert Hammond;
sergoaut*at-arms, Hanield McKinnon. This organisation is now about
the strongest unit in the O. B. U.,
being practically 100 per cent., and
no deflections.
Hotel ud Bestaurant Employees
W. McKonrie, lato business agont
of tho Hotel and Restaurant Employees' Union, has been appointed
genoral organizer by tho hoad office
for Canada. His place will bo filled
temporarily by A. Oraham, and an
election will be held in two weeks'
time to fill this vacancy and othen
in the local,
GLASGOW—It seems likely that
the separate unions ln the building trades are about to disappear.
Not only is the Building Trades
Federation forming "composite
branches" to absorb alt members of
the building trades In those towns
which are too small for separate
branchei of the several unionB to
have any real strength, but the
various unions ot bricklayers and
masons are considering amalgamation, and a scheme Is now being
bullotted upon by the four unions
of builders' laborers, which pro*
vldes for complete amalgamation
by January 1st, 1920,
B.C. Federation of Labor Withdraws
««*«*« ****** ****** ******!.     '■ ****** '     ****** ****** ******
from Trades and Labor Congress of Canada
Executive contends Congress is usurping powers of the membership, and
has placed matter before the affiliated organizations—Claim only
those who elect should have the right to remove officers
—Matter will be placed before the convention
to be held next January
REALIZING THE INTENT behind the amendments to
tbe constitution of tbe Trades and Labor Congress
of Canada, passed at tbe convention recently held
in Hamilton, which gives the executive of the Congress
power to remove.executive officers of Trades Councils,
Federal Unions and Provincial Federations vt Labor, and
to take charge of funds and property, and place a commission in charge until the annual conventions, the executive officers of the B. C. Federation of Labor sent the
following wire to Secretary Draper on September 29th,
and the charter was returned at the same time:
P. M. Draper, Sept. 29th, 19i9.
Box 515, Ottawa, Out.
Owing to the action of the Congress executive refusing
the B. C. Federation of Labor, representation at the
convention, and the amendments passed at that convention to the constitution, giving the Congress executive
mandatory powers over the officers of Provincial* Federations, I am instructed by the executive of the B. C. Federation to notify you of the withdrawal of that organization from the Congress. The executive takes the-stand
that they could never submit the Federation to such autocratic methods without the membership being consulted.
The matter of affiliation will have to be dealt with at the
next convention. I have this day, by registered mail, returned the charter.
Sec-treas. B. C. F. of L.
The following k,a*r, outlining the action taken, and
• the reason for same, has been forwarded to all loeal organizations affiliated with the Federation by Secretary
October 6th, 1919.
To All Affiliated Organizations.
The delegates at the Jast convention of thcB. C. Federation of Labor, gave specific instructions to the executive.
They were instructed to take a referendum on the question of forming one industrial organization for all work-
ers, and in the event of the Vote being favorable, to carry
on an active campaign for thc putting into effect such an
organization. Later, the Western conference was held,
and as a result, the new form of organization was started.
The carrying out of the expressed wish of the convention by the executive officers has not met with the approval of officialdom of organized Labor on this continent. The Trades and Labor Congress of Canada Kas"
also taken exception to thc action of the executive officers
of the Federation. Prior to thc recent convention of
Congress, the B. C. Federation of Labor, in spite of pro-
tests, was refused a seat at the Congress convention. This
made it impossible for any protest being offered to tho
amendments that were passed to the Congress Constitution, by this organization, and which materially affect tho
position of any Provincial Federations of Labor, inasmuch as they give the executive of Congress power to
remove the officers of these organizations, and to put a
commission at the head of them until the next annual
This is autocracy of the worst kind, as the affiliated
locals have power to remove any officer of the Federation
if they so desire, and they are the only ones, that should
have this power. If not, then Congress eould at any time
step in and remove the officers for carrying out the instructions of the annual conventions. Realizing this, and
also realizing that the Federation was organized, and carried on its work prior to asking for a charter from Congress, and also realizing that to continue affiliation under
the amended constitution of Congress would place tho
Federation under the dictation of the Congress executive,
it was.decidcd by the executive to withdraw our affiliation pending the decision of the noxt Federation convention, when the officers will answer to the assembled delegates for their actions in carrying out the mandates of thc
last convention, and the correspondence exchanged with
Congress produced.
1 remain, fraternally yourB,
A. S. WELLS, Seoretary-treasurer.
The officers of thc Federation take the position, that as
the provisions now in Congress constitution were not in
it at. the time of affiliation, which was about a year.after
the Federation was first organized, that they could not
ignore the fact that the retaining of thc affiliation under
the amended constitution would be signifying compliance
with changes made, and that this was a matter that should
be decided by the representatives of tlie affiliated organizations, whenvthe next convention is held. They also
feel that no organization, should have the right to remove
any officers, but the organizations that elected them. The
latest move of Congress to usurp the powers that should
never be out of the hands of the rank and file, must eventually bring about a complete change in the Labor movement of this continent. The tendency of all thc A. F. of
L. organizations is towards "centralized power in the
hands of the executive officers, and subservience on the
part of thc rank and file, and this the officers of the Federation do not intend shall be accomplished in so far as
the Federation is concerned, and as a result fhe B. C.
■Federation of Labor will not be affiliated with the Trades
and Labor Congress of Canada, at least until the matter
has been placed before the annual convention, to be held
in Victoria in January next.
The Semi-Skilled Chinese
Receive More  Than
White Mechanics
Engineers Will Endeavor
to Increase the Membership
At a meeting of Engineers tnd
Mill WorkerB Unit of tke O. B. U.
which is to be held on Monday tke
1'Mh inst in Boom 302, Labor Temple, commencing at 7:30 p. In. a discission on tke following matters will
Uke place:
Why wages of Mill Workers are
lower than Shipyard Worker and
why skilled and semiskilled Chinese
working in shingle mills receive
more wages than tho Mill Engincors.
It is expected that a lively discussion will take place und ull members should make it a point to be
preaent at the meeting and express
their riewa on theae matters.
The Engincors *eom to be more
progressive in tho matter of organizing thoir fellow workers than tke
other workers in the mills and in
order to show their efficiency as or*
gnninrs, it is the intention of each
engineer to iecure at lceit .three
more members beforo the end of the
present month, and if tho mill workers will only show the same enthusiasm and concentrate upon securing
three new members oach beforo the
end of the month, it will not bo long
until tho mill workers aro 100 per
cont. organized in this province.
As the fee to join this organization is only $1.00 and tho dues #1
per month, the workers in
mills eannot kick about a high in*
itdation fee keeping them from joining the labor movement, The fee for
joining and tho dues are cut down
to the lowest possible margin that
will covor the running expenses of
the union and every workor should
be able to afford to pny this amount.
Any worker desiring an application can have same by applying to
the office at 216 Labor Temple or a
letter to Secretary W. A. Aloznnder
to that address with request for application for information will receive
prompt attention,
Berlin.—The motal workers' strike
is spreading, and 24,000 out of 66,000
mon ar* locked out. Sixty-one firms
are involved, and 115 more •*• preparing fox the itrlke.
Charter Is Expected This
Is Growing
Meetings will bo held in various
parts of Greater Vuneouver during
tho next woek. Onc meeting will be
hold in the Oddfellows' Hall, at tho
corner of Kingsway and Vietoria, on
Tuesday evening at 8 p.m. Another
meeting will bc hold in North Vancouver on Thursday evening, in the
K. P. Hnll (upstairs), ut 8 p.ni. Some
others may bc held, but tho arrangements have not yet been completed.
Memberships are rolling in, and
everything now looks bright for an
opening in a few weeks. The charter hns been applied for, and is expected to be in the hands of the secrotary by thc end of the week. The
board of directors are nieeting overy
Friday evening, in room 301, Dominion building. The membership committee is active, and is sleeting
witb great encouragement. All members living in the locality of these
meetings are urged to notify their
friends and neighbors of them by
phone or word of month. Let's roll
up a good big attendance, so that
more workers can get information of
the Co-operative movement,
Out out tho list of advertisers,
patronize them, and tell them why, .
First of Series Arranged!
by Soldiers' and Sailors'
Labor Council
The Soldiers end Sailors' Labor
Council will hold tlio first smoker
of a serial of social gatherings arranged for tho winter sonson tonight in the old Knot Church, ISS
Cordova Street East, commencing at
8 o'clock. TickctH are COc each,and
all workers and ox-servlco men aro
invited. A good programme hns beon
arranged and an enjoyable evening
is assured those attending.
Thirty thousand returned loldicrs
are unemployed in Canada. Thoy
aro distributed ae followa: Ontario
11,000; Manitoba 4111; Nova Scotia
4025: Brltlih Co!utabi» 3B50- Que-
boe itiii New Brunswick 1500) Saskatchewan (08; Alberta 4(0) rilaco
Sdward Iiland 4».
I OP 0.B.U
Membership Ballot Favorably on Question of
The Murine Firemen and Oilers'
Union has gone O. B. V. The union
has been .ut outs with the International for some timo and has not
paid any per capita since March on
account of the membership not being able to transfer lo other locnls
in the United Statea, so when the
O. B. U..movement took shape in
Vancouver the local took a vote on
tho question and voted 183 for and
11 against. Thero being some question of the way in which the question was put to thc membership,
another vote was taken on threo
questions, which gave the membership, every opportunity to voto intelligently, and tho result was as
follows: Arc you in favor of
iifflliating wilh tho 0. B. U. as at
present constituted! For 57, against
5. Aro you in favor 6f retaining
your International charter! For 88)
against 70? Arc you in favor of remaining a local union affiliated with
thc Transport Workers Federation
only!   For S3, against 60.
Tho Union membership is now being issued with O. B. U. cards. Tom
Scott, thc old business agent, hus
tesigned owing to ill health. The
new business agent is Kitrl King.
Winnipeg Workers Take
Up Citizens Committee Challenge
Barnard Will be Supported by Galaxy of
The Federntod Labor Party in
Vietoria is getting down to business
in the by-eloction campaign. Last
Saturday thc first campaign meeting
wns held in tho I'rystul Theatre, nnd
from now on meetings will bo held
ot every opportunity until tho day
of olection. On Saturday noxt it is
expectod that Dr. Curry will be tho
spoeker. The following week J. S.
Woodsworth will take tho platform,
and others expected to take part in
the campaign art Tom Bichardson,
Sorgoact.Major Jimmio Bobinson,
Major Diok Burdo, M.P.P. Every
rote eaet In tbis eloction against Dr.
Tolmio wtll bo a voto to end tho
dayi of tno present uutocratlt ud
intolerable adminiatration,
Will Contest All Public
Offices and Expect
to Win
At n largely attended convention
of workers, called for the purpose of
electing candidates for tho municipal offices in the city of Winnipeg,
on Tuesdny evening, Rov. W. Ivens,
late editor of tho Western Lnbor
News, who wus arrested in the Winnipeg strike, was the unanimous
choice to carry Labor's biinner for
mayor. The municipal elections will
be fought on the strike issue, Labor
against tho citizen's committee, and
the real issue the reinstatement of
the policemen, firemen and civic employees discriminated against as a
result of thc striko. One of the
greatest, battles ever seen is expected to bo staged in Winnipeg for the
next few weeks, until tho final ballot is cast. Labor intends to leavo
no stone unturned to secure thc return of its noni'inccs, and Ivens is
expected to head the poll, and be returned as mayor of Winnipeg. The
convention was most cnlhusiaBtic,
and the spirit of tho workers has
not been broken by the strike, uud
they are determined to contest every
seat, whether it bo municipal, federal or provincinl. Tho convention
wus composed of representatives of
all the Lubor organizations, politicul
and industrial.
Three Hundred Bear Ivens
Despite the fact thnt the mnyor
of Snrnia, Out., refused William
Ivens of Winnipeg permission to
spcuk in the City Hall or Victorin
Park, ovor 300 persons, the largest
crowd ever since tho declarnt'ion of
peace, gathered in Moose Hall and
heard the speaker on Ihe Winnipeg
striko. A purnde was held led by a
band prior to tho meeting nnd tho
citizens * committee wanted thc
.mayor to read tho riot act, but ho
got cold feet.
The Canadian Governmont is putting off relief for its returned soldiers on thc plea of economy, nnd
at tho samo time it is spending nearly enough to provido n system of
relief on entertaining tko Princo of
Wales. Funny world these days,
isn't it
Socialist    literature   b
Still Under the
Canada possesses the unenviable
distinct ion of being foremost in tke
matter of keeping a ban on scientific literature nnd philosophical
worki published by 0. H. Korr,
Chicago. Theie various worka kavo
been widely sold nnd distributed in
Canada for a number of ycare. Of
course this obnoiioua itate of affairs
could only continue witk tke eon*
eont, eonscious or othonriie, of tko
working class. Howevor, props*
anda by word of mouth kaa not
cen exterminated and largoly attended meetings, are held by tbe
Vancouver Local of thc Socialist
Party of Canada every Sunday nt 8
p.m. at the Empress Theatre. Jack
Kavanagh will be the speaker neit
Sunday. Doors open 7.30 p.m. Quel-,
tions and discussion invited.
Contributions to tht Defense Fun*
Toba Inlet Fishermen, .7.25;
Bakers' Union, Vancouver, »2S;
Teamsters, Vietoria, (10; Railway
Trades, Sommerville, I11.H; Browery Workeri, Vanoouver, |11.W.
Federated  Labor  Party
Will Resume Full List
of Activities
With thc approach of cooler dayi
and darker evenings the attendance
at meetings is perceptibly growing.
The feeling is also growing that tho
F. L. P. should have a permanent
honie in which to givo full senpo to
the aforesaid activities, including
tho .Sunday evening meeting, if iuch
quarters can bo obtained, this is a
matter on which the membership is
invited to give any advice which
thoy may have to tender.
Next Sunday's meoting will bo
hold as usual at the Columbia, when
R. P. Pottipicce will deliver tho
message and tho chair will be occupied by W. B. Trottor.
Tbo Lnbor School will meet at
Oranvillo HaU, 041 OranviUe
Btreet, on Sunday afternoon at
2:30. Last Sunday was the opening
of this work for the season, with a
representative gatboring of young
folk nnd other members.
The Junior Labor League will
meet in thcir club rooms at 52
Dnfforin Street West on .Friday
ovening at 7:30. Tho young people
are     preparing     some     form
Trades Council Hm Tim
to Deal With Educational Matten
preparing    some     form     of
Halloween" eiilerlniiiment for No*   actions toward tho
vembor 1st, and promise to eupply
a ilrst-clnss programme.
Arising out of the frequently expressed desiro for a regular form of
social gathering, this committee of
tho Labor Party has secured the
O'Brion Hall for'tho flrst nnd third
Thursdays of each month, beginning
this week, and will hold a whist
drive and danco on theso dates till
further notice. An efficient orchce*
tra will be providod.
Seattle papor compnnies are refusing to sell paper supplies to print
shops which havo agreed to the
striking printing trados demands.
For record purposes, we desire to
have six copies of Nos. 2-16 and 18
of tho Strike Bulletins. Readers wko
have kept these copies will confer a
favor by sending us this number of
the above issues.
Takes Action on ThoM
Organizations Supplying Strikebreakers
Laat night'a meoting of the Vancouver Tndei ud Labor Council
was very interesting; interesting because of tho elimination of tke old
non-essential qucitioni that uied to
take np the time of tke council, and
tke faet tkat matten tkat really
affect labor wore discussed. Tho
new feature wai raised' by Dol.
Bakes, wko pointod out tut tko
couneil kad time to. ipare, ahd ke
suggested that meetings should bo
held on tke regular moeting nights
of tbo council'and educational matters discussed.
Tho outcome wu a motion by
Del, Winch, setting aside the second
and fourth Tkundaye for tke dis*
cussion of such subjects as the council may decide, the exeoutlve tt
mako tko necessary arrangements at
to procedure, otc. Tko motion wu
The question of tke striko u a
means of bringing tke wago system
to an end was discussed, the consensus of opinion being that no one
could tell how, wben or wher the
end of capitalism would start.
Secretary* Woods reportod that the
work of organixiag the Transport
and Factory Worken was being car- *
ried on; he also reported tbat the
employers in factories were getting
round paying the minimum wage by
the institution of piece work, and
u a result tho worken in some instances, no matter how hard thev
worked, could not earn the minimum
The Laundry Worken reportod
four new members snd tke two.,
union laundries very "busy. Tht
Loggers reported ono of their strikes
settled and a now ono started. The
Transport Workers reportod that
they were increasing their member*
Owing to the absence of Trusteei
It. Sinclair, and P. McDonneil from
town, Delegates Bakes and Lee were
elected to take tbelr places.
Del. Winch asked wUt position
was to bo taken by the couneil
toward' organizations ' connected
with the A. F. of L. He alluded te
the Steam and Operating Engineers'
international and its actions in placing men whero there was a Atrike
on. Del. Wells stated that the council should act to any organi/ation
in nccord with such organization',
working   olasi
movement, and any organisation, ne
matter what it was, that supplied
strikebreaken, should be treated at
a scab organirtaion. He referred to
tho statement of Del, Bussell as to
thc refusal of the Fodentlonist to
publish letters from mombers of that
organisation, which had been
brougbt up at the last meeting of
tho International counoil, and stated
it was deliberately untrue, and that
what had beon refused publication
wero statements that wen entirely
untrue as to the O.B.U. Ho moved
that tho council in the ease of any
organization acting u a medium for
supplying strikebreakers, act accordingly, and treat it as an unfair orgnnization. The motion was adopted.
The question of strike pay and
other matters with reference to ths
O.B.U. was roforrod to tho executive
for nction at tho educational meetings.
International   Office   Informs Local It Must
Load Munitions
The Scuttle Union of the Interim i ional Longshoremen 'ft Association has received tbe following telegram from thc hend ofltcot
"New York, Sept. 20, 1010.
'H. Weber,
1400 Western Ave., Seattle, Wash.
'Am in receipt of complaint from
director of operations of the United
Stntes Ilailruad Administration to
thc effect that Percy May has notified Mr. Gilmnn that monitor* of
local would not handle ammunition
going to KiiHsin. This io direct violation of agreement recently made
for Puget Sound and this will inform you to carry out your agreement or return your charter to international headquarter*,
Tho longshoremen tublcd thc telegram. They terved notice severnl
months ago tbnt they would not
handle munitions destined for UBO
against tho workers of Hussiu. yo
there is no violation of the agreement.
According to recent reports trom
MoHcow-Nni'odtiy bank, co-operators
arc represented on all the food
committees of the Soviet government . It is estimated that 51,000,-
000 people In Russia are served by
co-operative societies. Private enterprise In the distribution of the
necessities of lifo has boen completely abolished ln Soviet Russia.
The Soviets originally intonded to
handle tho problem of food distribution through government committees, but later handed the businoss over to the cooperatives, who
had been doing it »nywny,
Thc Carpenters' District Council
.- making arrangements for a whist
drivo and dance to be held in the
Cotillion Hall on Thursday, Oc'tobei
30. Refreshments will be served,
The price of admission will bc SOc;
ladies 25c Tickets can bo obtained
nt the Federationist office.
Millions of pounds of Canadian
bacon which has spoiled during thi
recent spell of hot weather in Orcal
Britain, and which was being hoard*
cd by wholosslors, is now being sold
to soap manufacturers for W0 a ton.
Turn in your chnnge of address to
the local post ofllce and the post
office will notify us of the new address.
IN 116
Industrial and Farm Laborers Line Up Against
Old Political Parties
The political situation In Ontario
is exceedingly promising for tht
candidates of tho Independent Ui*
bor Party and tho Unitod Farmers
of Ontario, and at no time In the
history of the Province waa there
such a healthy understanding between the industrial and agricultural workors as then is today.
When the Ontario section of the
Canadian Labor Party was orgnn-
lied ln 1918 it was intended that
Trades Unionists, Socialists, Independent UborltOB, Farmers and Co-
operators should unite at election
time, even if they did differ In tec-
IIcb and policies at nil other times.
This desire to got together is now
being expressed in a more practical
form, and we Hurt all units of tbt
Ontario section of the Canadian
I-abor Party uniting in different
constituencies to defeat tho candidates of the two old established political parties.
Ten   Labor  candidates   aro   .,
ready In the Held and a great man
enthusiastic meetings   are   be
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"Bolshevism" Is the Cry
of the Capitalist
" What does Be new world mean?
What was tt^old world like?"
Amends Immigration Act
to Exclude Government Opponents
[By W. Francis Ahem]
It would soora that ths present
Australian anti-labor govornment is
getting t*Jtc«»Jiugly nervy regarding
the future. At any rate tbey art
taking stupe to have as few people,
\vho do not agroo with tho, in tho
country as possiblo. Since the war
ended tho ono continuous cry has
boen " Bolshevism." Anti-labor pol*
itioians are holdihg up a new bogeyman in the name of "Bolshevik"
and painting him in lurid colon as
something to bo afraid of. It is easy
to soo that "Bolshevism" is to be
tho main Blognn of theso capitalistic
politicians at the >.ext elections.
At tho present rime, measures are
being taken to prevent the entry into Australia of what is known as
''undesirable'' persons, and to allow
the deportations of othors who are
not natives of AuDeralia. This power is sought under a somewhat innocent looking measure entitled nn
"Amendod Immigration Bill"
which was introduced into the Australian parliament during tho third
wook of August last, and whieh will
become law because of the strength
of the government party.
Powor is given to deal with "Bolshoviks" and other porsons thought
to bt a menace to tho' country. Provision is made in tho bill to provent tho entry into Australia of any
epileptic, feeble-minded, or insane
person; also of "any.anarchist or
porson who advocates -tho overthrow
by force or violonce of the established government or Australia, or
of any state, or of any othor civilized country (evidontly they have no
objection to allowing folk to enter
who . plan to overthrow Bussia,
whioh, according to our respectable
press, is no longer a "civilised"
couutry); or of all forms of law, or
who is opposed to organizod government, or who advocates the assassination of publie officials (evidently
some of our jingoes and political
traitors are a little, afraid); or who
has advocated or teaches the unlawful destruction of property, or a
number affiliated with any organization which entertains or teaches any
of the doctrines or practices specified in this paragraph.
I quota this list in order to show
that under the proposod regulations,
it will be impossible to hold any*
body and everybody the Australian
government likes, and prevent then
entering that country—if the government so desires.
It is also provided that for a period of fivo years' after the commencement of the Act, or until the
governor-general of Australia by
proclamation otherwise determines
(which moans anything the government likes to mako it moan) any
person who, in the opinion of the
Australian government, is of German, Austro-Oerraan, Bulgarian,
Hungarian or Turkish parentage and
nationality, shall be refused entry
into the Commonwealth. When the
government was asked by somo labor
members of the Federal parliament
whether German merchants and cap
italists "anxious to trade with Aud-
tralia, would be kept out under this
clause, the reply was that under the
proclamation which the governor-
general could issue, these gentlemen
could be allowed to enter. It might
have been out of plaoe, but the labor members of parliament roared
with laughter at this reply.
The prohibition outlined above
will also ppply to any person in tho
opinion of the government not undor
the age of 16 years who on demand
I falls to prove that he is the holder
of a passport issued by the British
government, or any governmont recognized by the British government;
and to persons who have been deported in pursuance of any act. This
is especially fraihed to get at anybody whom the government might
not be able to "toothcomb" under
any other regulation, or clauso in
this aet.
Powor is given to the government
undor the bill to rcquiro any owner,
agent, or charterer of a vessel, on
whioh an "undesirable" is brought
to Australia to provide a passage for
the said "undostrable" to the place
from which he camo. Here again,
provided the "undesirable" Is not
considered antagonistic to tho anti-
labor government, powor is given to
muke an exemption. Unless this is
dono, a futuro government may be
uble to prevent the landing of some
of our "respectablo" aliens.
But hero is the "big item" on
this legislative bill-of-fare. Whero
tho govornment is satisfied, within
threo hours after his arrival in Australia, of a person not born in Australia, that such person has boen convicted in Australia of a criminal offense punishable by imprisonment
for one year or longor, that he Ib
living on tho prostitution of others
(this ought to catch a few capitalists), be given to "shanghai" the
person concerned out of tho country.
It must bo said that the proposed
measure is a -disgrace to Australia,
or any othor part of the British Empire. If thore was one thing more
than anothor that Britishers used to
bo proud of it was the fuct that tho
peoples who were drivon out of other
sunn trios could flnd a sanctuary in
tho British Empiro. They can bo
proud of that fact no longor, if this
iniquitous bill is allowed to remain
on tho statute book of the Australian Commonwealth.
How evor die the anti-labor govornment may camouflage the position, thoro is no doubt l>ut that the
bill is framed with tho doliberato
intention of kooping out of Australia
any membor of tho working class
thnt tho government wishes to exclude It would bo used unmercifully against nny momber of tho
working cluaa who came to Austrnliu
and who camo into conflict with tho
vested interests in tho country as
represented by the govornmont of
ths day thore.
It must bc mado cleur to the labor
[By Nomesis]
It would bo interesting ti'know
the precise cause of the somewhat
sensational outburst of the famous
British statesman whon he uttered
the above questions, and proceeded
to aniwer the latter in his own
quent and forcible manner.
Of eourse, it is not always possible
to divine the oausos underlying public platform performances, or to cor-
new determine a man's charactor
or intentions from them; Judging by
the antics and utterances of our own
homo-bred politicians in Canada, wo
should on eaoh occasion assuredly
place them in an altruistic class of
beings all by themselves, and very
noar tht angels, but when we find
that timo aftor time their fair words
are not followed by fair deods, a
doubt of their sincerity begins to
oroep into our minds, and we wonder
what selfish motive stimulated thom
in their platform exhibitions.
I think that those two questions
which I havo quoted above, and the
answer to the second which were
circulated in the world's press a fow
weeks ago, are as publie utterances,
without exception the most monien-
tout and the niOBt pregnant with pro-
mist that any capitalist statesman
in any poriod, has yot delivered.
> Whether it was merely nn exhibition of explosive rhetoric, delivered
in ,the vain hope of averting or re-
tarding tho inevitable, or whether it
was tho outcome of some well-considered scheme to deal fundamental! y
with tho causes of things as they aro
only the immediate future con determine, but that docs not affect thoir
significance at all.
Judging by the worldly standards
of this loudly-trumpted twentieth
century, tho author of those words ia
a great man indeed; in fact he is
tho greatest man politically of the
greatest empire on earth.
I don't suppose for a moment.that
that fact alone will ensure him n
very high place in the estimation of
the angels, who no doubt gauge the
greatness of men on moral standards
alone, and will probe -assiduously
into the causes and results of blockades and secret treaties and the liko,
but I do say that that fact, coupled
with his remarkable statements,
which have boon given to the wholo
world, possesses a significance which
should not be lightly passed by.
This groatcst man of this greatest
capitalistic Empire admits to all
men that the system governing .tho
nations of tho.earth is unjus^ ;apd
tho cause of incalculable pqveijty
and    suffering,    and   is    therefore
—Lloyd Georg*
Ordinarily in our mind-pieties of
criminals, we see wolfish Bolting
boings dressed in drab suits, jrbich
are adorned with arrows and jotfyer
degrading marks; and who are riy*t
away from their fellows inFw^s
specially created for them, but liking that admission of our,great
statesman as our premise, w'p _\to
forced to the conclusion that ,,*jhe
rulen and beneficiaries of that system are tho real criminals, foe they
are the creators of those second-hand
malofaetors and of all tkt miseries
which their system works..
What aro we to think of those rulers from now onf
Before that significant admission
by their great mouthpiece, it wns
just possible to think with some
little effort that they might be ignorant of their real position, that their
prejudices and inherited instinct?,
and their inherent selfishness may
have blinded thom to that true position; but how we have no longer any
such supposition to soften our judgment of them, nnd they stand in our
estimation as self -confessed exploiters of their fellow men, and the
causes of the evils which afflict and
degrade the whole human race.
And what shall we think of this
great stntesman if ho does not propose without loss of time, some form
of action which shall aim at tht up*
rooting of this iniquitous system, and
the ridding of the world of men of
the incubus which has weighed them
down for long oert tunes, and kept
them morally lower in the slime, than
tho beasts of the field and the crawlers in the jungle.
If he does not, after that admission, giant aa ht may be, ht shall
dwindle ln the estimation of all
righteous and conscientious men into
the merest moral pigmy—into a mentally deformed seeker after the
riches, and tho power which cannot
endure, built at they art on thc
sands of selfishness, and unto the
blind fool who staked Ms all on thn
ungraspable shadows and allowed
tho realities to slip past him into
And what shall we say of this
groat statesman, this tavior of hid
country, this man who undoubtedly
recognizes tho source from which
human misery and human sin both
spring, if he shall presently bring
forth some insufficient quack remedy; some soup-kitchen, sticking-
plaster idea; some pruniug-knife method instead of a great uprooting
and mighty revolution in thought
and word nnd deed whieh shall rescue humanity from the slime and the
misery iu which it is welterinf^and
start it on thc upward path to kntv-
ledge and happincsB. il
Shall we not Hay of him, and mentally engrave it upon his tombstone,
that ho was a tinselled acrobatf who
tumbled and spouted for his own aggrandizement and for the applause
of the rabble that live-for the passing moment, and perish like-nflwls,
when they havo gibed through thoir
little day? rte'w
What  .does    tbt   ntw   worid
meant" '•«'>".
Lot us considor a moment orntwo
this physical world on which wtUive
—this nugo ball swinging In itr «n-
deviating pathway round thiwwui,
power-balanced and law-coutroileddn
each and all of its movements.**-f
There is not a molecule of iti vast
bulk which Is not pulsing with
greator or less intensity in obedience
to tho working of invisible but all-
controlling law.
Through untold ages havt those
invisible agencies carved out itl snr-
faco into mountains, valleys and undulating plains, to whieh in the bosom of tho wind-currenti are earriod
members that if labor gets control
of the government of Australia early
next yeur, when the elections tako
placo—us it is oxpected labor will
—then this must outrageous pioee of
reactionary legislation must be repealed and for evor wiped ofl the
Htututo book of tht Australian par*
llu ment.
fthe dowi distilled from the restiesi
And the evila and mudi aocumnl-
ating during that process of world-
sculpture made the conditions possible for the performance of the miracle of miracles, the germ endowed
with the mysterious life-principle,
and endowed also with tho power of
development so that from that comparatively insignificant cell, functioning in obedience to all-governing
law, and through tho sweat of toil
and the pain of strife, hns devoloped
the boing we call man,'with his spark
of reaion and his self-consciousness,
The mind concentrates upon the
creation of that life principle, but
its speculations end whero thty begin in tho shadow of mystery, and in
the maze of wonderment and awe.
Thoso souls saturated with the
dews of heaven and warmed by the
penetrating and life-iustaining sun-
beami aro to prolific that there
would bo more than onough of their
delicious fruits to sustain double the
world's present population if they
wont straight to the consumers, and
were not gambled on the markets of
the world for unholy proflti as thoy
are by the unlawful system under
which we groan.
And beneath theat soils created by
the operations of chomioal laws
through endless ages, lie for the taking inexhautible mppliei of mineral
treasures for the support and comfort of mankind, but these also aro
exploited to satisfy the rapacious
greed of a small owning class.
Thus mun, the animal, found waiting for him a world which had been
40 many ages in the making aud
which wob bo omundantly rich in all
things necessary to his comfort and
happiness during his brief sojourn
thereon, and prompted by his animal
yearnings ho proceeded to mako of
thiB prospective paradise a ^lace of
slavery, Borrow and shame and for
long centuries have the prayers of
humanity, blindly pleading for a surcease or those evila, risen to the
gates of hoaven and have beaten in
vain against Ub granite portals bo-
causfc its salvation lies entirely in its
own hands and prayer is a vain solution for its woes.
In taking even a cursory survey
of the growth of the oarth from the
molten stato till the formation of
muds and soils and the appeuranco
of the life miracle and on to tho
development of man and considering
the abundant provision made for
the support of that life thereon, tho
mind is forced to admit that underlying it all, controlling and guiding
the mysterious laws in all thoir in.
terwoven operations is design, or
mind operating from the simple to
the complex with a clear prevision
as to the ultimate result and you
may call this mind by any name
which pleases you belt.
And any individual, bt it kaisor,
king, capitalist or great statesman.
Who, with a dear vision impressed
upon his mentality of tho working
of that mind through our own earth's
development without considering any
other body of the limitless, outlying Cosmos, oan imagine that mind
working in the interests of a ruling
class alono, 10 that they might tako
that completed earth and thereby
enslave and exploit their fellow bo-
ingtf surely ia a subject fit only for
lunatic asylum or a nameless
And considering that the misery
and the sin and tho sorrow which
prevail in our beautiful and wonderful world today are the direct results of the unlawful purloining of
the oarth by tho wolfish and unreasoning few, if there be a son of toil
with a similar, clear vision in his
mind, who is not determined to work
and strugglo and die if needs be,
in a great and united effort to restore that world to its lawful owners,
the whole of humanity, then he is
flt only for tho position of exploited
and unthinking slavo which he occupies today.
For nothing lets than this restoration of the earth with its prolific
soils, iti treasures and its matchless
beauty oan result in man over do
veloping into a being greater than
the animal he is today.
If our great statesman hu any
schemo less than this in his mind,
then failure will dog his efforts and
oblivion shall engulf him, for there
will be no laurel wreath for him on
tho tablets of tht future man whoso
day must surely dawn even though
the present races are precipitated by
their own follies into utter extinction and the processes of development have to start again in some
simple primitive race, unsoiled by
modern greed, and whom we in our
arrogant conoeit designate at sav-
agei.    .
My own impression is that tht
working classes of the wholt earth
ln unison will achiovo their own regeneration, for thoir presont rulers
are still In the state of man, the animal, whilst thev are slowly but surely developing into man himself,
Notifies British Government that Referendum
WiU Be Taken
Australians Think They
Can Elect Their Own
[By Francis Ahern]
Although it hai bean a plank ta
Labor's .platform in Australia to
abolish Uie offlce of state governor,
for somt reason or other the proposition has nover boen seriously entertained. At the present timo, the
Australian state governors are chosen by the British govornment, aud
sent out for stated periods. The result ii that they come to Australia
totally unacquainted with the needs
of tht oountry, and often ignorant
of tho temperament of the Australian peoplo.
While before the war then was
considerable opposition on the part
of a large section of the Australian
poople to the abolition of tho offloe
of state governor, since the war the
f eoling has grown that if the Australian people want state governors,
thoy should have the privilege of
electing them thomselves. Just now,
howevor, tho tendency ii to abolish
the job altogether.
The first move in this direction is
boing made by thc Byan Labor governmont in-Queensland, whicli is to
take immediate steps to acquaint tho
British governmont that it is taking
a referendum of the people on thi
question of abolishing the office of
state governor altogether. The New
South Wales Labor Party haB also
stated that if it secured control of
the government of that stato at the
elections noxt year, it, too, will take
stops along tho same lines as. that
taken by the Labor government of
Australian Labor, if Returned to Power, Will
Lilt. the Mooney caso ,all effort,
up to date to secure tho neloaie ot
the 12 imprisoned I. W. W. men in
Australia who ere serving sontonoes
of from five to IB your., hM failed.
This, however, has not damped tbt-
ardor of thou agitating for thoir release. Beeently a oouple of the* de
teotives eonnooted with the arrest
and trial of these men have been
convlctod of bribery ,an dthli has
strengthened the hands of the agitators .inducing them to recommence
a campaign aiming at their release,
The Labor Party u morally committed to Investigating their ease
should it get into power ln Now
South Wales next year, and tke general opinion la that once their ease
is considered free of aU political
bias, thoy will be adjudged Innocent
and grantod a pardon.
Bt. Louis, Mo.—Three thousand organized boot and shoe workers employed by tour large firms ln this
city hare secured an agreement
whloh provide lot the 44-honr weok
with 80 hours' paji
[By "Jabers"]
Oood morning!
Are you helping to start a dally
Labor papor in Vanoouver! Are you
a subscriber to The Fed.I
The prosent British governmont
seised powor by unconstitutional
means} they should not complain if
they lose out by the same mothod.
All the capitalist press are reportod to be against Labor in the old
land. That is nothing new. They
are the same everywhere. But why
does Labor always support themf
The British govornment had no
money to pay their railway workere
a deoont wage, but they could afford
to spend 4350,000,000 since the armistice in fighting tho Bussian workers, and thoy are prepared to spend
as much again in crushing thoir own
'A grateful country will never
forget you"—so long as you ean be
used to fight Labor.
Lloyd Georgo,complains about the
suddenness of the railway striko, yet
ho boasts of having made preparations to meet it for sovoral months
The Dominion Tradee Congress ie
now linked up with the A. F. of L.
in thoir efforts to koep Canadian Labor in subjection, and the enemies of
Labor rejoice.
Is your vote worth anything! If
so, back it up by your actions.
Spokesmen of the returned men
asked for a gratuity, because they
(the returned mon) are opposed to
to Labor.   Croat is democracy I
The British government is damned
if they lose the strike ,and thoy aro
damned if thry don't.
Lloyd Goorge and Us followers got
ln lust foil by polling 5,200,000 votes
out of 20,000,000. They should be
the last to complain of "a minority foroing its will upon a majority.'' _ y
Labor oan have a dally In Vancouvor within 30 days, if it wiU only
givo to its own paper the support
whioh it now gives to the press of
tho enemy.
We must wait for the mails to
find out about the big Btrike in Bri*
tain, The cables belong to the capi
talists—they tell us only nhut Buits
them—and wo know it.
A bill now boforo the Canadian
parliament makes it illegal for mombers of the B. N. W. M. P. nnd Dominion polios to belong to trade
unions, but the bill does not prevent
them from becoming mombers of
boards of trades, citizons or other
anti-labor leagues. Why not enlarge
the bill to include ex-soldiers also.
Baker says there is no law to prevont men in uniform acting tt
guards to protect striko*broakers,
but men in uniform ennnot act as
pickets or aseiet in any way working
mon on strike,
At the Empress
A beautiful play of love and law
with the quaint titlo of "The Boundary," will be next weok'e offoring
by the Empress Stock Company, and
the AmprOBB management guarantee
It to be one of tho best comedy
dramas of the year, and one whloh
will hold your attontion during
every moment of the two and a hall
hours that it takes to present lt.
For record purpoeee, we dosire to
have six copies of Not. 2-16 and 18
of the Strike Bulletins. Beadom who
have kept these copies will confer a
favor by sending us thla lumber of
the abort issues. \
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Socialists Oppose Assassination of Political
J. B. Mooney Draws Parallel Between Mooney
and Haymarket
The People Must Have
Some Weapon to Enforce Its Will
Tom Johnston dealing with "direct action" in the Glasgow Forward, lays:
I ihould lay that direct action is
justifiable by a majority in a Democracy when a minority prevents the
majority from exercising its will.
It may not bo expedient—that is
another matter—but it is justifiable
Buy a coalition government coined
befone tho country with a programme. This programmo in its salient features is: Peace and the abolition of conscription.
The eountry given the coalition
party a mandate to go ahead for
peace and the wiping out of conscription.
That is the will of the people.
But your coalition government ex*
tends conscription, perpetuates it.
and begins a scries of fresh antidemocratic wars. It mocks its mandate. It is thereforo guilty of an act
of betrayal, a misuse of its mandate,
au arbitrary and unconstitutional
What" then! Is the majority of
thc people to sit tame and quiescent
for five years, seeing its sons con-
icriptod and killed, its finances ruined! Is there to be no check upon
the knavish oligarchs? Is not the
will of thc majority to prevail f
No ono suroly wilt argue that there
should be no check upon an arbitrary misuse of power. If the will of
the majority is to prevail, there must
be such a cheek. Bob Williams wns
right when at St. Andrew's Hall he
Direct action ia not the only check
that has ever boen proposed to prevont a tyrannous governmont from
misusing its power. These checks
range from assassination of tyrants
to the referendum; the formor, as
old as hiitory, is discredited by every
Socialist party in the world, while
the latter has only been tentatively
applied in the   Commonwealth    of
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Australia under a labor government,
and in any case we do not have it
Direot action, or. direct Inaction,
tho genoral strike for the paralysis
of industry is justified then, In
democracy, as a moans wheroby
governmont whieh seeks to misuse
its mandate may bo compelled to
resign offico. In other words, direct
action would compel a fresh election;
it is a constitutional check upon
ItB expediency upon a particulnr
question is another matter. A general strike would only be possible
if the overwhelming majority of tho
working class hold it to bo advisable
and necessary. They would requiro
to be convinced of the urgency of
the issue and of its paramount importance. Tou could get a general
striko upon conscription whon you
could not get it upon indirect taxation; you could got It against the
Kolchak ianism of Russian when you
could not get it for home rulo in
Scotland or the nationalization of
shipping or land. For on Russian
and conscription the people know
that their will has been defied, that
the coalition government has broken
its promises, and that the issues aro
vital and urgent. You might got a
general Btrike upon the nationalization of mines, on the feeling that
the government's pledge at tho in-
i tia tlon of lho recent coal commission has since been violated by tho
government. But these are questions
of psychology and expediency which
need not now concern us. My point
is that whatever the general striko
ii about must be vital, urgent, nnd
be supported by the overwhelming
masB of the people.
Now, a government such as tho
present coalition onc, faced with a
general strike on, say, Russia, would
manifestly act according to its view
as to whether or not a vast majority was prepared to back the direct action. If it was convinced that
tho vast mass of the peoplo were
prepared to back the direct action,
thon resistance would bo futile and
might prccipitut<e a social or unso-
oial rovolution. Therefore tho government would cave in; it would resign; there would be a goneral eloction, and the workers' nominees
would be returnod to power. Direct
notion or the threat of it, backed
by evidence that the goods could be
delivered, would result in the will
of thc majority prevailing. And that
is good and sound democracy.
But unless to compel a governmont which defies the will of the
people clearly and constitutionally
expressed to dissolve itself and get
honco; in other words, unless to
guarantee and ensure constitutional
democracy, there fs no need, and
therefore no justification, for "direet action." There.is no need to
starve the women and children, no
need to aggravate the horrors of
"civilized" life, by reporting to the
"last weapon," so long as painless
methods of maintaining majority
rule are available and effective. It
is truo tbat people who will not vote
for freodom will not hunger themsolves for it, and furthermore it is
true that when the people are the
longth that they will dare to vote
for freedom thty will get it.
If my analysis of the situation is
correct, both the so-called direct actionist and the so-called constitutionalist ean take his stand upon tho
good, sound democratic maxim that
the will of the majority must prevail, the Hon. Masterman'a heroics
in the Daily News to tbo contrary
notwithstanding. Whoro the will of
the majority Is manifestly being
thwaitad, at upon lueh issues ai
Baista aad eonfcrtption, where election pledget Mt deliberately broken,
lt li tht sacrtd duty of a peoplo to
J. B. Mooney on Sunday afternoon
spoke for two hours to a fairly large
audience in tho Empress Theatro,
mostly on the Mooney and Billings
case but also to somo oxtcnt on the
stato of affairs in the Old Country,
where he has been on an extended
Victor Midgley, as chairman, remarked on the aforetime current notion that anything like the famous
Frisco frame-up case" Would not
bo possible in Canada, a notion
which had given way to tho discovery that iuch happenings hore could
be made still more revolting in thcir
attendant circumstances.
Mooney began by pointing out that
some great social crime" figured
in every great epoch. Tho kilting
of an archduke was supposed to
have, occasioned the great war:
though, he added, "wo don't know
why the war was started; I suppose
we never shall know."
Harking back to 1887, ho briefly
recounted the happenings in Chicago
which resulted, among other things,
in five labor men being hanged for
their prominenco in the movement
for an eight-hour day. "They havo
not died in vain,'' he said, '' for today the eight-hour day prevails in
America." He paid a warm tribute
to a subsequent governor of Illinois
who declared the trial not a fair
one, and released three other "martyrs" from prison.
"This case is identical," he said,
"with tho one I am to talk to you
about." Then he proceeded to give
in full detail the facts .connected
with the "preparedness parade" explosion in Frisco, The arrest of Tom
Mooney and his wifo, tho vicious
an unscrupulous newspapor enmpaign against them, the disreputable
character of the witnesses brought
against them as shown by records
sinco discovered, thc similar proceedings against Weinberg and Billings,
tho van attempts made for a revision in view of subsequent disclosures, and so forth. Though the
facts were already largely known,
the audience listened attentively to
the long story; with its atrocious
"third degree" methods, its attempts/ to got the victims lynched
or hnnged as anarchists, and the sordid, rnseally records of the "tools"
used by the powers that bc, it was
certainly as black and vile a story
as the moat rapacious appetite could
crave for. Except for tho thoroughness with which the details were
substantiated, it would be practically impossible to accept tho Btory as
a narrative of what actually occurred.
Passing on to the British labor situation the speaker manifested a
warm admiration for tho way things
were done in Britain, and the steps
they had taken in Mooney's behalf.
Arthur Henderson, Bob Smillie, and
J. H. Thomas each camo in for a.
tribute of praise; the lest named, ho
said, had "started something that
may not be stopped short of orders
to go over the top," although Thomas had previously been conspicuous
for his adherence to "constitutional" methods. In South Wales, he
said, "they don't wait for nny sanction at all; they first take a holiday." In Ireland, ho opined, "first
it'll be the Sinn Fein movement, nnd
then tho labor movement will go
over the top." He got the support
of tho Irish movement as well as
tho British. Touching on the way
tho workers had carried the situation in the recent Albert Hall incident, ho declared, "If we had that
kind of solidarity on tho American
continent, our boys wouldn't be in
jail today." The soldiers and Bailors and policemen in the Old Country had realized tbat they were part
of the working class.  (Applause.)
The courts, however, of tho different countries were all about tho
same-^espocially tho "Big Three."
The workers could expect no justice
from tho capitalist courts of the
J. Kavanagh took up the story at
5 o'clock, and spoke briefly and to
tho point. He also referred to the
apparent difference of proceeding in
the States from that which had hitherto obtuined under tho British flag,
owing to the fact that "tho people
hore wouldn't stand for the same
kind of stuff handed thom over
tho line.'' Owing howevor, to
changes brought about by tho war
and tho introduction of a new organization that threatened the profits of the masters a littlo more, a
change of proccduro was also in ovidenco on this side of the line, as in
thc recent arrests und prosecutions
at Winnipeg.
Ho took issue with the previous
speaker in tho matter of lenders. "It
isn 't Thomas, it isn 't Smillie, it isn 't
Henderson; it is the rank and file
which has always been ready to go
to tho bat, and which will not be
longer hold back by their leaders."
They had had leaders too long; that
had been thc bother. (Applause.)
When thc movemont was ready, to
go forward, it would not wait for a
Kavanagh or a Henderson of a Midgley. "We are spokesmen; that ia our
limit. It is tho rank and file that
does things."
For publicity purposes, tho work
of defense nm' be carried on, and
thoir spokesmen not be allowed to go
down. It was knowledge that counted—"knowlcdgo that a chasm exists
whieh cannot be bridged, a conflict
which can never bo settled until tho,
working class operates tho machinery of production.''
A resolution was passed, nem. con.,
protesting ngainst tho imprisonment
of Mooney and Billings and pledging support to thcir cause.
Workers   Must   Prevent
Their Spokesmen Being Arrested
Patronize Federatlonist  advertisers and tell them why ye-i do so.
What about renewing your tub.!
unhorst tho tyrants; and if the mat*
tor is urgent, so that it cannot wait
for a general election, or if lt be
vital to the life of the poople, then
Johns Pritchard and Bray
Uncover Ruling Class
Tactics in Peg
A sum of over 6160 was raised at
the Avenue meeting on Tuesday
evening for the defence of tho men
arrested in connection with tho
Winnipeg strike, and thc support of
thcir dependents. Chairman A. S.
Wells stated that, outside of tbe
bare expenses of the meeting, every
cent of the money would bc used for
tho specified purpose, without any
deductions for salaries or anything
Tho meeting was largely attended,
and the vigorous speeches of Comrades Johns, Pritchard and Bray
were warmly received by their hearers who were evidently whole-heartedly in sympathy. Whatever shortcomings or misunderstandings may
have so far' been justly charged
against tho workers here, the flne
spirit displayed at this meeting augured well for a very much more satisfactory state of affairs from now
R. S. Johns was tho flrst to got
off his spiel, and ho did not mince
matters. "Next time it will not bc
ono woek; it will be two years, if
the apathy of the workers is to be
perpetuated. Tho wish of the employers is to put us away for two
years, or for seven years, if they can
get away with it. The Winnipeg
workers tako it seriously; they know
what it means. It will mean that
any worker who has thc courage to
go before the employors, and tell
them juBt what the workers want,
will be subject to the same treatment."
Tho speaker urged that thc work-
ers'&hould not only contribute financial assistance, but should also got
'their fellows interested, and build
'Up^a big movement to counteract
that of tho employers, who were
"organized into Onc Big Union to
IfOfuH away." He insisted: "I am
;tjiifliy of doing just what the rank
*nnd file told us to do, and .nothing
Ttooitf." (applause), and went on to
"explain how he left Winnipeg in
'April to go to Montreal, having been
vfiBson by a majority vote to repre-
VprfV'tUe workers in the schedule no-
Wnktious there with tho war board.
^*IJVas arrested because I was active in carrying out the wishes of
\he railway workers in this country,
and for no othor reason."
Tho speaker remarked on tho very
different way in which tho workers
carriedJljingB through in Grent Britain. (Applause.) Smillie, howevor,
was "only great in so far as ho expressed the determination of tho
miners.''    ((Further applauso.)
In spito of discrimination, tho railway men ut Winnipeg wero still
wearing their 0. B. U. buttons; men
today wore in the forefront of the
movement, who formerly had been
doing nothing ut all. "By carrying
on :tii agitation ,you can build up a
movement that will show tho employors that you aro not going to
stand for having your men put
away. In the Inst analysis, tho O.
B. U. will save us, and save all."
(Loud appluuse.)
W. A, Pritchard followed with a
fine talk in his most vigorous and
incisive style. He hud no delusions
aliout getting out of this trouble by
any workings of puro law. Pure luw
was liko puro democracy and puro
milk; it did not exist. But if the
workers could build up an organization and.move public opinion, then
possibly they could get them out of
this trouble.
Comrnde Pritchard nlso warmly
commended the vigorous industrial
organization of the workers in Britain and thc prompt action of the
rank and file, "irrespective of thcir
salaried officials down in London."
Ho declared: "If wo had nn organ 1
zation of the nature of thc Triple
Alliance, wc wouldn't need to stand
upon this platform nnd tell you we
need your assistance," While such
men us Clynes and Henderson re
ceived the approbation of the vile
press for their handling of the railwaymen 's strike, it wns the power of
tbe other two orguuizations standing
behind them that did the trick
Referring to thc impending trial.
Pritchard said: "I may have to go
to Winnipeg another time—and 1
may not. I have just a litllo hope
that I may not; thnt hope can bt
made   realizable  by   you."    (Ap.
R, Bray was thoclosing speaker;
and though he did not tnke off his
eoat for the few minutes left, he put
in some slashing work nevertheless.
Ho thought the audience had already
had "a good stiff dose tonight,"and
eo ho let them off with a few addi
tional suggestions, including an ap
{plication of X-rays to thcir livos and
soeing that every one of tbem got
an extra pair of sox. He had already consoled Pritchard, in his sad
conclusion that Vancouver was dead,
with "Cheer up, Bill; there'll be a
[resurrection," and ho believed thnt
oesurrection was coming along right
tow. Uke the other speakers, ho
wss scathing In his references to
thc safoty first "great men" of the
Labor movement, Paddy Draper being his particular "bete noir." So
long as thoy remained in the oxecutive, every effort on tho pnrt of Labor would be a compromise.
He assured his hearers "the 0. B.
U. is oil right," and abjured them:
"Don't worry about what is doing
over the mountains, but for God'*
sake, worry about whnt you're doing yourselves."
For record purpose*, we desire to
have six coplet of Nos. 2-16 and IB
of the Strike Bulletins. Readers who
have kept these copies will confer a
favor by sending ui this number of
tbe above issues.
Coughlan's Repair Plant
and Graving Dock Is
Big Project
Tho firm of Coughlan k Son has
expressed its desire to have a strictly union shop in connection with its
new plans for a repair plant and
graving dock, work on which will
be started next Monday. The work
that starts on Monday will be the
flrst unit of the complete project.
This includes a marine railway capable of handling vessels up to 9,000
tons deadweight. Necessary shops,
to serve this marine railway will be
erected and it is believed that this
first unit will take fifteen months to
The Coughlan interests hope to be
able to continue their work and complete the second unit also. This consists of a graving dock capable of
handling any vessel that can pass the
Panama canal. It will be 700 feet
long and 110 feet wide and would
accommodate the groat United States
battleship New Mexico that was re
contly in tho hnrbor. Should tho gov*
eminent subsidy be given the work
on tho graving dock will proceed
along with the flrst unit, but should
the government decido not to grant
the subsidy the Coughlan interests
will govern themselves accordingly
and confine thoir construction to the
first unit.
Member American Peace
Mission Reveals Russian Conditions
Wm. Bullitt, a member of the
American Peace Mission, was sent
on a secret mission to Russia by
the United States government. He
atates in hia report of the trip to
President Wilson:
"The destruction phase ot the
revolution Is over and all the energy of the (Soviet) government Is
turned to constructive works. The
terror has ceased. Good order haa
been established. The streets are
safe. Shooting has ceased. Prostitution has disappeared from sight.
Family life has been unchanged by
the revolution—the canard In regard to the nationalisation ot wo*
men notwithstanding. Thousands
of new schools have been opened
In all parts of Russia and the Soviet government has done more for
education in a year and a half than
Czardom did In fifty years. The
Soviet form of government Is firmly established. Perhaps the most
striking fact In Russia today, la
the general support which It given
the government by the people In
spite of their starvation. Indeed,
the people lay the blame for the
blockade on the governments which
maintain lt"
Jerome Davis, back from Russia
after three years residence there
in charge of Y. M. C. A. work says
in an article ln The Nation: "From
all the testimony I could gather
from business men and priests, the
leaders of the Soviet (In Kazan)
were men who were trying to do
construction work ... .It must always be remembered that tbe Bolsheviki are merely one party, but
that the Soviets are a form of government. Although I was bitterly
opposed to the Bolsheviki, I became
convinced, after a detailed study
of the Soviets and their organization, that they did represent the
Russian people."
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Unity of Labor: The Hopo of the World
...October 10, 1919
IT HAS BEEN particularly funny to
read the press dispatches on the settlement of the British railway strike, during
the past week. When the news of settlement was flrst received, we must confess
that we were in doubt aa
A DEBAM to whether the mai had
OR A won, or whether it was
NIGHTMARE,    another bluff that had
been put over them by
the government.    But after reading tho
press dispatches, with their only half-hidden venom, we concluded that Lloyd
George had backed down, and that the
fear of action by the Triple Alliance, had
oompelled the government to concede the
men's demands, if not" in their entirety,
and to the letter, at least in substance.
Thus proving the value to the working
olass of an organization based on industry, and free from the old craft lines and
divisions. As an admission of the position
of the working class,'thu following, clipped from the daily press ia sublime:
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The past week hat been almost a
dream week, and somo of its events
have savored of the wonders of Cinderella and the Prinoe and the Pauper.  When before, in history, has the
aristocracy, in a crisis, not only blacked its own boots, but the boots of
others as well?   The French nobility
went to the guillotine rather than
bend their ruffled necks necks to save
their class, but the Hritish nobility regarded it as wholly undignified not to
be functioning in some useful way.
In any other nation of Europe the
leaders of suoh a bold attempt to
starve the nation as thc past week
witnessed, would have been introduced to a firing squad.   Here, instead
they were reasoned with, and given
every facility to repair the damage
they had done, with added opportunity to pose as victors before thcir followers.  Gan yoa imagine the wearers
of top hats in engine cabs, and the
men actually wearing white spats
pulling switches, giving over the leisure of the leisure classes to the
workers t
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It may have been a dream week, but
lome dreams are nightmares, and there is
little doubt that not only Lloyd Oeorge,
but the spatted pullers of switches, and
the aristocracy that had to blaok its own
boots, instead of having them blacked by
their slaves, and the top-hatted gentlemen
that sat in engine cabs, oame pretty near
to being soared to death, and passed
through a dream that they have no desire
to have repeated.
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Not only does the working class black
tho boots of the aristocracy, but the workers produce the engines that operate on
tho railroads, they produoe the coal necessary to drive them, and make the blacking and thc brushes with which they black
their masters' boots, and in addition, produce ths white spats with which they are
adorned when they are blacked. In the
•vent of any member of the working class
being placed before a firing squad, as
suggested might have been the fate of the
railroad workers, and which might have
been their fate if it had not been for the
Strength which was behind them in the
shape of the Triple Alliance, they wpuld
have been shot by members of their own
class, armed with rifles produced by their
fellow slav.es. Strange is it not, that the
workers oan not see these things, It is
passing strange that they cannot see that
the aristocracy oould not oxist without
the wealth produocd by Labor, and while
much has been said about the efficiency
of the aristocratio strike-breakers, we
very muoh doubt if they oould produce
thoir own food if it were noccBsaiy for
them to do so. However, the strike was
won. Last week wc madn the statement
that the workers of the Old Land would,
as a result of the strike, realize that capitalism had nothing further to offer thom.
It may be that in view of the fact, that
they have seen the strange phonomena of
their mastors blaoking their own boot*,
and run their own trains, that they will
realize that it is about time that they compelled them to do it for all time, and that
the maxim of old, "In the sweat of thy
brow shalt thou eat," should bo made the
only basis for the existence of any individual. Then there will be brought about a
condition in sobiety, where there will be
neither mnster or slave, and incidentally,
no white-spatted or tnll-lmtted strikebreakers, as thc cause of all strikes will
be abolished, alonif with tho cause of ull
human misery, the present system of wago
eleventh year, tfo. 4i     THE BRITISH COLUMBIA FEDERATIONIST       Vancouver, b. o.
FBIDAY. .Oetobor 10, 19
and the attitude assumed by the
Trades and Labor Congress of Canada to
the new form of organization, the Vanoouver World Bays:
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COMPARISONS        "Canadian Labor
ARE will follow British
ODIOUS. policy.. The Trades
and Labor Congress yesterday renounced the "One
Big Union" and all its works. Thc
"futility of its methods," its policy
of force, its attempts,to make the rule
of the minority prevail, its preaching
of class hatred, its illegitimate use of
the strike weapon, and its opposition
to constitutional government—these
features of it ensured its complete defeat at the Congress. Not a single
delegate prosent voted in its favor, '
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing,
is an old saying, and in this case the
World in comparing tho Labor movement
of this country with that of the Old Land,
has shown a lamentable ignorance of the
British Labor movement. The Labor
movement of this country is identical with
that of the United States. It is a part of
the American Federation of Labor, and
the International organizations affiliated
with, and which make, up that organization. It is also as unlike the British
movement, as cheese is unlike chalk. The
very basis of the organizations are different, and it is because of this fact that the
new form of organization must eventually
succeed the now obsolete and reactionary
International craft organizations. In
Great Britain, the executives of the trade
organizations are subject to the dictates
of the rank and file. In the United States
the membership of the organizations are
subject to the dictates of the executives.
The members are ruled by an iron hand,
and their efforts to bring the organizations into line with industrial development are negated by machine rule, and
manipulated conventions, where the rank
and file are at all times outnumbered by
officials, or men who are carefully selected
by the maehine because of their conservatism. In Great .Britain the members of
the trade union executives are workers.
Men like Thomas aiid Smillie have
very little power, the power resting in the hands of the rank and file,
and the administration of the affairs of
the organization rests in tho executives,
who as already stated, are workers and
not officials and carry out the instructions
of thc men they represent. On this continent, it is the contrary. Not a single success has ever come to the workers in this
country, which was not the result of action on the part of the workers affected,
and in many cases, in spite of the restraining influence of the International officers.
Outside of the deliberate misrepresentation of the World as to the O. B. U.—
whieh represents the 0. B. U. as an organization formed for the purpose of preaching class hatred ,and which is not necessary to be preaohed, as thc system breeds
not only class distinctions, but the resultant antagonisms, and all that these entail
—the World has demonstrated that it has
no conception of the Labor movement in
the Old Country, and has as usual got off
a lot of rubbish, which means nothing, and
will not in any way prevent that which it
evidently fears.
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Tho workers of this oountry, and of the
United States, will like the workers of
Great Britain, demand democracy in their
organization. They will demand that
their wishes shall be carried out, and that
their organizations shall conform to the
developments of industry. Canadian Labor will follow the British policy, in as
much as the management of their own
affairs, shall be carried on as the members
of the organizations deem best suited to
their needs. Canadian Labor is sick of
the reactionary tactics of the officials of
craft organization on this continent, and
while the Trades Congress convention
may have to go on record as being opposed to the 0. B. U. iand all its works,
the workers who are now lining up with
tho new organization, have gone on record as being opposed to the reactionary,
and conservative craft organizations with
their machine rule, and evidently are intending to follow their fellow workers in
the Old Land, and have an organization
that is demooratie, and which will conform to their needs, and can not be dominated by high-salaried officials, who have
been so long away from the mill, mine or
workshop, that they have lost sight of the
position of the workers, if they ever had
any knowledge of it, and retard the working class advancement, and prevent the
spreading of knowledge, that will result
in the workers understanding the class nature of society, and the causes of the class
hatreds, and antagonisms. Instead of the
0. B. U. standing for minority rule, it
stands for the rule of the majority, without restrictions by any officials, and constitutional methods in the carrying on of
working class organization. Today officials in the craft organizations on this
continent rule, the workers are sick of it,
and intend to rule themselves.
ordor that he can carry on industry for
tho benefit of the ruling class. The worker
has nothing to pay taxes with. You can
not take the breeks off a Hielandnlan.
The worker receives only in exchange for
his labor power that which is necessary
for his sustenance, and to enable him to
reproduce his kind. If the ruling class
impose taxes on those things necessary
for him to have in order that he can do
this, then the ruling class must of necessity, give him the money with which to
seoure them. If the workor only receives
food, clothing and shelter in exchange for
his labor power, how on earth can he pay
taxes? So long as the slaves are concerned with the payment of taxes, the ruling class will be able to carry on the system of exploitation that gives an ever-
increasing stream of profits to that class,
and an ever-decreasing proportion of the
wealth created to the workers. The only
question that affects the workers, is the
wage system, under which they are enslaved, and taxes and all the rest of ruling class jugglery is none of their business. Before the worker can even secure
the necessities of life, his master must
give him the wherewithal to "buy" them
with. Before he can "pay" taxes, he
muBt have tho money to do it with. This
he gets from the employer, who purchases
his labor power, and who, in exchange for
that labor power, gives hiin an order on
tho butcher, the baker, the clothing store,
and if you will, the tax collector, but the
wealth created by the worker, who applies his labor power to the machinery of
production and natural resources of raw
material, and creates wealth greatly in excess of the wealth necessary to reproduce
his labor power, does not belong to him.
That is his master's, and he has no say in
its disposition, not even in regard to his
wages, if the market is not favorable, and
then he can only secure the approximate
value of his labor power, which is its cost
of reproduction in food, clothing and shelter. . Taxes are like the poor, they are always with us, and the workers, instead of
worrying their heads about tax reforms,
which do not concern them, should give
their energies to bringing about a change
in the system that compels them to sell
their labor power to an employing class,
just like the Chinaman, or the grocer sells
The press heralds the fact that a
"tank," whioh was to be on exhibition,
and for inspection by the commission appointed to investigate into the question of
who was responsible for the invention oif
this machine of destruction, was Kept tyit
of sight to prevent disorder. In Vancou*?
ver, machine guns were placed at every
angle of the Armory during the general-
strike. No doubt this was due to the intelligence of the military authorities ^of'
thiB country. The press lauds the ruling
class intelligence in the Old Country for.
its foresight. What has it to say of the;
stupidity of the ruling class of this country?
Lord Northcliffe says that the railway
men lost the strike in Great Britain, beg
cause of the fact that the leaders of the
men were average men. We wonder what
would have happened if the leaders of the
government had have had the courage.of
their convictions, which were machine
guns and tanks, but they kept them concealed. Not because they wanted to, but
because of the Triple Alliance. Discretion is the better part of valor.
Mr. Roberts, British food controller, accuses the railwaymen in Great Britain of
adopting'' secret diplomacy.'' Evidently
the government knew all about it, or the
preparations to defeat the railway men
oould not have been carried out. The
thing we would like to know, however, is
how Mr. Boberts considers the secret
treaties in connection with Russia. Was
this secret diplomacy?
A3 EXPECTED, our comments on the
question of who pays the taxes, has
brought a response. This is a question
that can, and should be cleared up in the
minds of the workers, as it is one of those
things that lead them on
WHO false tracks.    Our oor-
PAYS respondent takt* the po-
THE TAXES?    sition that the workers
pay all taxes, either directly or indirectly. This, howevor, is not
the case. Labor powor, the only thing
thc workers have to sell, is a commodity,
Sam Gompers or any other troglodyte notwithstanding, and no one ever heard of
butter, which is a commodity, paying
taxes. Labor power is sold in the main,
at its value, which is its cost of reproduction, and with all the struggles of tho
workers through their industrial organizations, all thcir strikes, and all thcir organizations, they have not been able to
break through this iron law of wages. It
is true that the workers have to live in
houses, providing they have the price, and
in which price is included property taxes.
This includes the workers who "own"
thcir homes, and those that rent a shack,
wherein to lay their heads, and to reproduce more slaves. But, however, rent or
the price of a home, including the property taxes, is included in thc cost of living. If taxes were $10 per day for living
in a houso, or the taxes on a house wero
♦1000 per year, then it would be nccesBary
for th* workers' money wages to be increased m proportion in order that he
could reproduce'his labor power. Tho
same applies to other commodities that
are necessary for the worker to have in
The daily press now suggests that
Lloyd George has broken with Labor.
Perhaps it is the reverse, and Labor has
at last realized that the Lloyd Georges
and the Bonar Laws can not and will not
do the wish of the workers as it is against
their class interests, and that the workers
must seek to bring about those changes
which they desire themselves. The wily
Welshman is evidently losing his hold.
Democracy must be saved, is the motto
of the Trades and Labor Congress of Canada. To save it the officers of that organization took every step necessary to
sec that a sufficient number of delegates
with "oonsorvative views" were on hand
to secure their re-election. After this objeot had been achieved, some four hundred delegates did not again report at the
convention. And the Provinoe says that
the declaration of this gathering was a
true one.
S. P. of C. Starts Educational Classes on
On Sunday at 3 p.m. Local Vancouver No. 1 of the Socialist Party
of Canada opens tbe coming season
of oducational classes by holding its
first class on economics. On Wednesday, October 15, nt 8 p.m., will
be hold the first class on history.
Everyone is hoartily invited to attend these dosses. Old-timors in the
movement are asked to get into
hnrncss again for the season. Thcir
assistance is needed. It Ib nlso hoped
that classes will be established in
North Vancouver, South Vancouvor,
and New Westminster.
In tho fnce of the chronic crisis
in social affairs wo muat all bc
agreed that thero is a pressing noed
for a wider apronding of knowledge
of the subject matters of tho scienco.
of political oconomy nmongst tho
working class, for it is ns truo that
tho education of thc workors on
such subjects muBt bo tho work of
the workers themselveB as it is truo
thnt the workers' eranncipntion from
tho rule of capitnl must be the work
of the ruling cluss. As bearing on
this matter of education devolving
ou the workere themselveB, the following quotation from Mnrx is significantly appropriate: "In the domain of political economy, free scientific enquiry meets not merely thc
samo enemies as in all othor domains. Tho peculiar nature of the
material it deals with, numinous as
foes into the field of battlo tho most
violent, moan and malignant
passions of the human breast, tho
furies of private interest."
Little more need bo said on the
urgency of education to those work-
era who ronlizo that oil the great
problems of today have their roots
in the economy of the capitalist
structure of socioty and, as such,
are the subjoct of tho science of
economics. Because of thoso othor
ones who do not realize it we are
desperately in neod of educators.
Attend tho oducational classoi.
Demand for Labor Has
Boosted Wages in Devastated Regions
Stories of the low wages paid ln
Europe are frequently used as an
argument showing how excellent
by comparison Is the position of
the worker on this Continent. A
copy of "Le Solr," of Brussels, received ln Montreal this week, gives
some food for thought in an article
on labor conditions ln Belgium. It
says that despite the high wages
offered in Belgium, one hundred
thousand Belgian tradesmen and.
other workers have gone to the devastated regions ln France, where
they can obtain still better wagos.
At Arras alone there are twenty-
live thousand, and at Amiens there
are sixteen thousand.
"Le Solr" quotes a number of
prevailing rates of wages. All
would be considered high here ln
Vancouver. One instance given is
of masons and bricklayers, who are
being paid 17 per day.
In addition, contractors are contributing to reduce the oost of
board and lodging, so that it Is as
low as 35c per day. The ordinary
Semi-ready Shop Talk:
"We like to meet the man
who says that he never wore
a ready-made suit before.
"Semi-ready is not ready-
made—far from it—for the idea
of Semi-ready tailoring , is
founded on a wholesale expense-saving system, whoreby
the most expensive British
woolens are finished to the try-
on stage, just as you always
have the retail tailor give you
a try-on. x
"Wo guarantee that every
man who tries on a Semi-ready
suit will be a convert to our
time and trouble-saving servioe in high-class tailoring.
"And please don't make the
mistake of thinking any ready-
made shop oan demonstrate our
system—for we havo the only
genuine Semi-ready store in the
Thomas & McBain
055 Oranvllle
Bill Ivens won out in Sarnia. Certajni
intorests there had the idea that they
could soare him to death, and provent liton?
from speaking there. Bill, howover, is nol
quitter, and he spoke, and no doubt the
people of that city are a little wiser, and.
understand why thc big interests did |ot
wish him to speak.
'Mayor Gray informed the workers at
thc C. P. R. shops at Weston, Winnipeg,"
that he was going to run. He did; }p
ran down the subway. He will do soiip
more running after the municipal el<o-
tions in that city are over. Bill Ivcijj
docs not know how to quit, as he showed
at Sarnia.
Sir Thomas White does not see how it
is possible to raise money for soldiers'
gratuities; it was no trouble to raise it
for war purposes, but that was another
The investigations into the high cost of
living would show that nobody is making
profits. Naturally, that is what we expected. Business runs at all times on the
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Meet the comrades and enjoy
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With a Casserole, good use can be made of
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Birks' Casseroles have removable linings of patent Pyrex Glass or glazed earthenware, whioh
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Pie Plates from $3.50. Casseroles from |6.50.
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Managing Dlr.
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rate for board and lodging ia about
75c per day, or a little more than
$5 per week.
The go-called radicals now have a
morry little camo whioh consists of
comparing what Wilson used to eay
with what he now says. Roaotion-
arios can't play at it became they
don't daro to repeat what Wilson
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Deposit .-_«   79,000,000
Joint Savingi Account
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money. For the different nembers
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js often a great eonrenienoe. Interett
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Dunsmuir Boot Shop, 131 Dunsmuir Street—Cuetom Making and
"Nodelajr" Shoe Bepair Oompany, 1047 Oranvillo Street,
Standard Shoe Bepair Shop, 61t Bobaon Street.
M. B. Thorns, K» Klngswajr.
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depending upon the distribution
snd plaefiig of the teeth whieh art
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a molded tooth built Into the root
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have "gone beyond recall." The
platework today Is light, strong
and natural ia appearance.
Restoration work—tht replacing of
lost teeth—thla Is th* work oa
whieh I am engaged. Th* fees
charged are moderate.
Dr. Lowe
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Sacramento, Cal.—Representatives
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have reached a settlement on the
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Oomrnde J. 8. Woodsworth wai
warmly welcomed whea ho re-ap-
paared on the Columbia platform on
Bunday evening. Ea humorously expressed hia appreciation of the attention he was receiving from the press
and other quarters, and said he felt
rather like the Prince—wherever he
went, he found a few men, in red
awaiting him.   (Applause.)
"About   thia   strike,"   he   said,
[iTtn the workets are still rery much
a tba dark about what happened in
Winnipeg, His own part in the affair wae Terr insignificant) he happened into Winnipeg about the third
week of the strike, and the men
took hitt into their counsels.
In proceeding to mention "things
the strike was not," ho doolared
first of all that "the aliens had simply nothing to do, in thc waV of
leadership, with that strike," Five,
however, were arrested to giro eolor
to the popular idea that this strike
was engineered by the foreigners; in
not ond Instance had it been shown
that tbey had anything to do with
any conspiracy or with the strike.
Two had fought for this country
overieasj one was a university student, spoken well of by his professors; ho waa dismissed on making an
eloquont appeal. The speaker surmised, "I think well get ofl yet if
we only make an eloquont appeal."
(Laughter.) Only ono had been deported—to the United States; and
that was by his own consent. The
British-bom were willing td assume
onf responsibility for that strike.
'The Btrike was not in any sense
an attempt to set up a Soviot."
Would thoy be so foolish as to fry
any sueh thing, without arms and
without anybody ready for itf Even
the correspondent of Collier's had
refuted that.
As to "revolution," the word
meant "a complote turn over," The
speaker admitted, "we believe the
world is wrong side up, and we want
to put it right way up." The gov.
ornment officials had spread a report
of a dreadful revolution impending,
in which the farmers wero to be murdered, and so forth, (Laughter.)
'' No doubt they were scared whon I
reached Winnipeg," said the sprfik-
or; he suggested that when thla
thing was over there was "going to
be ground for another trial, in which
we ll talk about another kind of conspiracy." (Applause.) Again, the
strike was "not immediately connected in any way with the O. B. U."
It arose naturally out of the troublo
with tho metal workerB, hanging
over from the year before. "But
the O. B. U. has been given a wonderful impetus by tho strike, as far
as Winnipeg is concerned." (Ap-
plause.) Without going into the
merits of the O. B. U., the speaker
opined that '' some form, of industrial organization is inevitable in the
days to come." (Further applause.)
The sympathetic striko was simply
a temporary expedient. Capital had
been able to organize as in the Man
ufacturers Association; as the noxt
step, labor must do so too. "Ono
of these days, wo're going to havo
an international industrial organization."   (Applause.)
As for the conduct of the strike,
everything was perfectly quiot, and
the police wane with thom. Tho
speaker was "glad from the workers' standpoint that wc didn't have
ony booze." It wae only on the appearance of the "specials" and the
"raounties," that disorder occurred. As to the returned men, Major
Andrews of Winnipeg had stated in
parliament that 80 per cont. of them
wore with tho strikers.
In reference to the "infamous
amendment to tho Immigration
Act," tbe speaker asked how many
of his audience were born in Canada. (About 50.) AU the others,
he said, "have no right to trial by
jury in Canada." Thoy might be
taken beforo a committee of the immigration department and deportod
without trial. There was rumored
to be a kind of Siberia preparing,
somewhere away in tho north, for
thoso who wore born in Canada.
The speaker alluded to the reported presence in Ottawa of Piorpont
Morgan just bofore this amendment
was passed, allegedly at his request;
and added that, in any case, "Wull
Street has altogether too much influence in Canada today." (Hear,
Iu relating the story of a young
Austrian here, who enlisted here,
and served overseas, only to bo
shamefully treated by the authorities on his return, Comrado WoodB-
worth suggestod that "tho representation of the R. N. W. M. P. horo
tonight tako carof ul notice." On
hearing the story from the men at
first hand, he said ho "felt absolute-
ly ashamed of being a Canadian."
The keeping of tho arrested
"leaders" in goal for three wcoks
without trial, "lest they should
tulk," was a violation of British
law. Tho only legal ground for such
detention was the ohargo that the
prisoners would not appear for trial.
In this caso, no such danger existed.
Tbere was no doubt those men would
turn up; hundreds of working men
wcro ready to wager thoir littlo
homes oa the certainty of their doing so.
The speaker briefly narrated how
he came to drop into the editor's
chair on the arrest of Ivens, and
how Dixon next ran a paper from
his hiding place till Ivenn was back
on the job. "So we didn't lose a
single issuo of our paper." The
speaker was kept waiting six weeks
for a preliminary hearing—"could
not go home or elsewhere." Tho
charges agninst him wore criticizing
the government and publishing passages from Arthur Honderson (not
actually printed, howover), and from
Isaiah. (Laughter.) He told his
mothor she was to blame for his
predicament; if the hadn't taught
him some Biblo verses when he was
little, he'd nover have go' into this
troublo.   (Renewed laughter.)
The speaker was "not so sure this
strike waB lost," in view of the consolidation of the workers and their
wonderful enthusiasm. Whereas several yoars ego he had given short
courses ih economies to a olass of 40.
the itrlke had brought "short
courses of eeonomloa for ilx weohi
for 3S,000 workers." The speaker
opined that wae "eome elass,"
Ivons' Lator Church, too, could find
no hall big enough and had to make
one in the opon air. Pritchard only
addressed one meeting, and that WM
at the Labor Church.
There was indeed ''somothing behind the Winnipeg itrike," and fundamentally, it was this: The workers
wore going to soe to it that the ordinary people wero going Jo enioy
the fruits of their labors, and going
to determine their own destinies.
(Applause.) The worker wtfs not
morely the nian who worked with
his hands, but the mjen who was
making a real contribution to society. No one else had any right to
any part of what was produced.
Thore were terrific odds against
them, but they were going to keep
at it until the whole system was
radically changed. The financial crisis might be on them before they had
time to work things out politically,
but whether politically er industrially, ther must all get together and
stand solidly in the interests of the
A. S, Wells followed with a short
appeal for financial assistance in the
defence of the men on trial, which
was going to oost about $100,000. He
stated that Vancouver was alao defending 18 Russian workers, arrested
under the "amendment," whose
story would be told in the near future. It was the workors' flght;
they instructed tho men to do things
and they did them. Every man born
in the Old Country could be treated
exactly as tho Russian in Vancouver,
The defence committeo was composed of every faction of the Labor
Chi. Building Trad tes Win
Forced Strike—Obtain
$1 Per Hour
After a ten weeks' strike, 8000
Chicago carpenters have succeeded
in for^ng the contractors to sign an
agreement whieh calls for a wage of
$1 per hour up till May, Mil. Soon
after the strike started, the contractors declared a lockout against
all building trados, thinking they
oould bring pressure to bear on the
earpontors in that.way. But the reeult was the very opposite. The
other trades got into the scrap, demanded the tl an hour ,and instead
of only having to pay the carpenters
the contracton now have to pay all
the othor building trades the same
rate. Nearlr 100,000 workera wero
affected by the strike.
When  through  with  this paper,
pass it on.
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COUNCIL—Executive committee, President J. 0. Smith, Vice-President IS.
Winch, Becrotary and Business Agent J.
C Wood, Treasurer J. Shaw, Sergeant it
Anna W. A. Alexander, Trustees W. A.
Pritchard, R.  Sinclair, R.  W.  Youngash
MMta 1st and Srd Thursday in each
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J. F. Poele, Trustees Birt Showier, G.
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tlonal Union of America, Local No. 120
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Webli.  13* Haatinga street west.
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Labor Temple. Preildent, J. Beid; aeeretary, E. 3. Temoin, 1228 Georgia Eut;
huilneii agent and financial iecretary,
O. C. Thom, Room 206 Labor Temple.
Phoae 8ey. 748S.	
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Waat, every Monday, 8 p.m. Prealdeat, H. H, Woodalde. 440 Fender W.;
reeordlng iecretary, J. Murdock, 440 Fender Btreet Wait; financial iecretary and
haalatii agent, E. H. Morriion, 440
Paadar Btreet Weat; Militant aeeretary,
P. R. Burrowi.
Faiteneri, I.L.A., Local Union 88A,
Serlei 6—MeeU the 2nd and 4th Friday*
ef the month, Labor Temple, 8 p.m.
Pmldent, Qeorge Manaell; financial aeeretary and business agent, M. Phelps;
corresponding secretary, W. Lee. Office,
Room  207  Lahor Temple.	
Carpentors—Meets Room 307 every
2nd and 4th Tueeday In each month.
Pnsldent, J. W. Wilklmon; recording
secretary, W. J. Johnston, 73—24th Ave.
W.; financial iecretary, H. A. Maedonald,
Room  212 Labor Temple. '
Meets overy Tuesday at 7:80 p.m., Labor
Temple. President, F. "G. Phillip!; sec-
treas. and business agent, A. C. Russell.
Office, 587 Homer street. Phones, Ses.
7425 and 4117.
Employees, Pioneer Division, Na. 101
—Meets A. 0. F. Hall, Mount Pleasant,
lit and 8rd Mondaya at 8 p.m. President, W. H. Cottrell: recording eecretary, F. E, Griffin, 5419 Commercial
Drive; treasurer, E. S. ClfMand;
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Fred A. Hoover, 2400 Clark Drive; office
corner Prior and Main streets.
America, Local No. 178—Meetings held
first Monday in each month, 8 p.m. President, J. T. Elsworth; vice-preiident, A.
R. Gatenby; recording aeeretary, C. McDonald, P. 0. Box 60S, Phone Seymour
8281L; financial secrciry, Robt. McNeiih,
P. 0. Box 503.
(Teamsters, Warehousemen, Auto Mechanics, etc.)—Meets every Wednesday
at 152 Cordova Street East. President,
J. Bhaw; seeretary, C. A. Read, 2844
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Unit of the 0. B. U.—Meeting! every
Monday, 7:30 p.m., Labor Temple. Preaident, F. L. Hunt; secretary-treasurer,
W. A. Alexander, Room 216, Labor Tem-
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Meeta last Sunday of each month at
2 p.m, Preaident, W. H. Jordan; vice-
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Wednesday in tha month at 2:80 p.m.
and every third Wednesday in the month
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Wilson, 2230 Granville Street; secretary-
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Union of tho One Big Union—Affiliated
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Winch, secretary-treasurer; legal advisers, Messrs. Bird, Macdonald k Co., Van-
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W. V. Tamley, 1838 Powell St.; recording secretary, William Glbbs, Station B.
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The Strike at Chase
Editor B. C. Federationist: Just
a few lines from the strikers of the
AdamjJ Biver Lumber Co.
We have our own kitchen installed
and serving two meals a day—breakfast from 8.30 to 9:30 and supper
from 4:30 to 5:30, aud lots of good
wholesome food. Tho camp is situated in a kind of a mixed fruit aud
farming country and the men seem
to be all looking cheery and feeling
good. Our sleeping quarters aro looked after by sub-committees. All over
the town we hnvo houses engaged
ho thnt nobody will fall short of a
place to stay. I might also say thut
we havo our own labor pol'co; their
principal duty is looking after tho
liquor traffic and reporting anything
or anybody thut might be the means
of disrupting the men on Btrike.
Thero was a lire in thc Adiims Biver
District amongst tho camps and the
chief of polico camo up to our hall
and reported it and asked for 25
men. The chief's ordors were
promptly attonded to and 25 men
responded to the roll call, which tho
chairman of the committee read out.
Then the five rangers took them
across the lake iu the company's
boat to where the fire was. Everybody wont in order and camo back
in order. There were two of the
committeo men included in the 25,
so that there was no chanco for any
separation or anything of that nature. We havo a strong picket defense east and west of Chase and
on branch lines with reports com*
ing in daily, so there Ib no chnnce
for anybody to say thoy haven't
heard about this strike.
I might just aB woll say that I
think we have put the fear of God
into some of the bootlcggcm E:ght
members on tho dry sqund and a
chief are working from tho early
hours to night watching the trains
that como in and autos that are running all over thc country,, and all
the members who ure on strike in
this district aro taking a good hand
in trying to enforce the Prohibition
This is a strike that the compnny
cannot understand. Thoy thought
when the men from the camps struck
and came down to town, that they
would scatter ahout thc country like
a lot of lost sheep, and look for employment in other camps, but we did
not happen to uae the old methods
this time. Wc simply called a general meoting of all the camp workers employed by the Adams River
Lumber Co. and got down to busi
ness and that was all.
The company is red-headed in regard to our move and is wishing
that something would take place so
that they would not have to settle
with the men. A strike of such magnitude for this part of the country
never, I suppose, entered their
minds. It came to them like a dream
over night but with moro effect.
.   Yours for the O. B. U.,
Secretary Strike Committee,
Chase, B. C.
' 'ated in the columns of your valued
paper. So then, without any evasions, equivocations or mental reservations. I will make a clean breast
of my belief o nthia subject. Here
it is: *.,,__
Tho policeman who clubs the
striking working man, the soldier
who shoots him down, the official
who engages the soldier and the policeman, and all the machinery of
government from the offico boys to
the premier, get their remuneration
out of the sum total of the wealth
produced annually in Canada.
This remuneration is firBt collected
from that total wealth by means of
luxation, direct and indirect.
AH this wealth is produced by the
Therefore the workers pay the bill,
and the capitalists don't. The taxation is paid in two ways. It is paid
directly by the workers from the
wealth stolen from them by tho capitalists, and it is paid directly by
the workers through taxation of
If a hold-up man knocks me on the
head or plnys tho confidence trick
and gets my wnd, and then buys a
suit of clothes, I pay for the suit of
clothes. If the capitalists inoculate
the heads of the workers with fool
notions, steal the product of tbeir
labor, and pay part of it out for
taxes, the workers pay those taxes.
Tho workers also pay taxes when
they btiy tnxable commodities.
For instance, tho other day I, a
worker, went into as tore ,and bought
a cigar. How can I evade paying
the duty on cigars t
The editor says taxation is none
of our business. I assert the standard of living of tho workers is the
barometer of taxation. Tho higher
tho bill tho lower the standard, hence
all over the world the cry has gone
forth, "Produco more, and consume
loss." The reason is that thero is a
big bill owing by the workerB, both
soldiers aud civilians to the capitalists for having won the war for ub.
If this bill is pnid, wo shnll have to
tighten our belts, and I cannot emphasize the importance of this matter to tho workers better than by
using tho words of Shakespeare':
''Base is the slave that paya."
Now for tho orthodox thunderbolts.   Yours disputatiously,
Salmon Arm, B. C,
October 6th, 1919.
Taxation Experts
Editor B. C. Foderationist: The
tax expert who entered your office
the othor day and insinuated that
you didn't know anything, doesn't
know everything. It is common
knowledge that editors of journals,
like the pilots on the Mississippi in
the early days, if thoy don't know
everything, at least tbey konw nearly everything.
The writer is himself an export on
.taxation, having successfully evndcd
tho poll tax ever aince he has lived
in British Columbia. It is tho mature opinion of tho writer that he,
together with the editor of The Federationist and two or three more fellows (who will no doubt butt in to
this discussion), know between them
all that there is to know about taxation.
You, for instance, know that the
workerB don't pay any taxes; I
know that the capitalists don't, and
heaven knows who does. Consequently it will no doubt bc a great benefit to many of your readers who may
not have formed any definite ideas
upon this subject, If it is well ventiL
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FRIDAY. October 10,
The Signal Failure of the
Controlling Body
to Control
Order Is Issued Which
Compels Hindus to
Kow Tow
Persons who ns children used Io
thrill with emotion when reading
tho story' of how William Tell refused to bow to the tyrant dossier's
hat, was outlawed, and later led
Switzerland to independence, will be
reminded of thc old times when they
read thc following order issued by
tho British Government in India:
"Whereas, it has come to my no
tice thnt certain inhabitant's of
Lyallpur district aro habitually exhibiting a lack of respect for
gazetted European or civil and mili*
tary officers of his majesty's services, thereby failing to maintain
the dignity of the govornment, I
heroby order that tho inhabitants of
the Lyallpur district shnll accord
the salutation to all such officers
whenever met. That is to say, persons riding on animals or on or in
wheeled conveyances, will alight,
porsons carrying open and raised
umbrellas shall lower them, and all
persons shall Baluto or 'salaam' with
the hand.
(Signed) "C. A. HODGSON,
"Area Officor, Lyallpur."
Authorities of Austrian
City Are Guided by
"Foreigners living in Vienna oro
awakening to the fact that the great
Austrian city is quito thoroughly in
the control of the Workmen's Councils. . . . The fact is that the
pinch of hunger has within an amazingly Bhort time brought ono of the
richest and most frivolous communities in the world to the realization
of fundamental problems. Tho
workmen's organizations are not recognized officially through fear of
bringing down on the hend of the
Vienna government the <*tn ivftfak
Allied Interference in Budapest
caused in Hungary months ogo. Rich
men still transact business with representatives of the Entente, 'But
tho workmen's authority is the guiding one.''
■ .. [
Wilmington, Del. — Bricklayers
Union, which recently went on strike
to advance wages from 87Vj cents to
41.25 an hour, has announced that
thc entire membership is now employed at $1 an hour, the rate agreed
upon until tho ndvance demanded in
Philadelphia is determined. If the
increase in thnt city is higher thnn
(1 per hour, the samo will be paid in
Wilmington. it   .
Construction Unit to Elect Officers
An election of officers will take
place at the meeting of tho Construction Unit of the 0. B. U. on
Monday evening. All members aro
requested to be in attendance and to
bring along as many new members
as possible.
King Victor Emmanuel grantod
amnesty reeently to 40,000 Italian
political prisoners sentenced during
the war to long terms of imprison-
mont. Included wore several thousand conscientious objectors and radicals, who disapproved of the national policy during the war.
Mention the Federationist whon
you make a purchase at a store.
Roumanians Take Advantage of the Council's
The Manchester Guardian has the
following to say about Bumnmn and
the supreme council's notes:
Could anything be more contumacious than thc game which Rumania
is playing with tho supreme council
at Paris! The council, weary nt
last of the persistence of Rumania
in a policy of briguudago in Hungary and of her defiance of all re-
monstrances, decided to send an ultimatum. (It -is gratifying to know
that the proposal for the ultimatum
was made by Mr. Balfour on behalf
of the British government.) Then,
in the nick of time, coim.s tho Rumanian minister in Paris explaining
that thc reason why thu Rumanian
government had never answered the
council's protests was lhat it nover
had received them. There had been,
it seems, 11 breakdown in the wire-
loss, and not only the council's notes
but—proof positive to all impartial
minds—no less than seventy-five telegrams addressed to Bucharest from
the Rumanian mission iu Paris had
failed to roach their destination. Ou
tho other hand, wireless messagos
discussing thc council's notes arc reported to have been reaching the
Rumanian press freely all thc time,
bo that the wireless not only broke
down but discriminated uncannily in
its breakdown ngninst the supreme
council. Most fortunately for Rumania, its eccentric conduct was discovered nnd reported to the council
just in tame to stop thc despatch of
the ultimatum. Wc do not know
whether any one outside the world
of diplomacy takes all this mumming seriously. Make-believe of this
kind uBed to bo thought to be the
special perquisite of weak and backward countries like China, which hud
to practise systematic deception iu
order to protect their own skins nnd
'' bbvo faco'' with thcir peoples.
Thero is no renson why ordinary peoplo should tuke n hnnd in such h
game. The Rumanians suspect thnt
they can play on the divisions within tho Pnris council, and they arc
trying to do it. They ore well awaro
that the driving power behind tho
protests of tbe council comes from
England and thc United Stntes, and
that there arc powerful influences iv
France who, whatever they do, will
not deal harshly wilh them, It is 11
thousand pities lhat the council
should have listened to tho Rumanian
explanation, or should have abandoned its ultimatum for a milder method. The Rumanians will know
how to avail themselves of .such a
sign of weakness ,and so, inevitably,
will other Balkan States. Is it any
wonder thot American opinion grows
moro nnd moro disgusted with thc
spectnclo of Europef
French Privates Refused
to Murder so Officers
Did It
Some European papers arc making
much bf tho shooting of Mile. La-
norde by a squad of French army
officers. This woman, who is a graduate of tho University of Paris and
at one timo a teacher in tho Superior -Normal School at Serves,
Prance, wns found guilty of distributing '' Bolshevist'' literature
umong the French troops at Odessa.
After she had beon tried and sentenced to death with speed, it wns
found that no platoon of soldiers
would carry out lho sentence. So
the officers hurried her away at
night and did themselveB what the
soldierB, to a man, felt was unworthy of a Frenchman.
u.s. won
No   Doubt   About   the
Future of the New
V. R. Midgley, the general executive secretary of the 0. B. U. ,is receiving communications from all
parts of the Americnn continent, asking for supplies uud information
on tho 0. B. U. Speakers, organizers and literature nro all in great
domaud, but the finances of the organization can not begin to meet tho
tremendous demand. Word wns received from a powerful A. F. of L.
organization in Oakland this week
that, the Bay district—Oakland, Snn
Francisco, Berkloy, Richmond, Alameda and numerous other places—
could be turnod into an 0. B, U.
camp at almost any time. But they
wanted to start at thn right time in
order not to hnvo any sidestepping
because of lack of knowlcdgo and
faith in thc 0. B. U. Another lotter from Chicago tells of the great
demand for an industrial union
movoment and explains that the
workers aro being organized under
cover and as soon as strong enough
to eome out into thc open will do
so. Many strikes are taking place
in tho States and enthusiastic workers think that it is a good timo to
organize tho workers in the O.B.U.,
but that they are warned about
doing this on account of the bosses
being able to choose between International and O.B.U. men when tho
jobs are opened up. Organization
work should bo dono on the job nith
not too much noise. •
Using Workers Savings to
Beat Building Trades
AU Seattle unions are urged to
place their funds with the Trndes
Union Savings and Loan Association, Labor's own bank, in u resolution passod by the Central Labor
Council recontly.
Charges wero made on the floor
that the banking interests were using Labor's own monoy to fight organization among the workers.
The motion was fathered by building trades dolegates, who declared
that the bankers nre exerting financial pressuro to restrain building owners and operators from resuming
friendly relations with the striking
building trndes.
"Several of tho contractors have
been willing to go ahead with Iheir
building operations," Baid a delegute, "and pay tho union wnge scalo
of $10 a day. One in particular had
sturted, with the consent of the building owners, nnd was employing
union mechanics under the new wage
Bcalo, when tho banks brought pressure and forced the owner to order
the building stopped."
"We*huve been 011 striko for fivo
weeks," declared nnother building
trades delegato. Fivo jobs have
started up paying tho wages, and
have been closed down again by the
pressure tho bankors hnve brought
to bear on the owners and contractors.
"Building operations aro shut
down all over this c'ty by thia insidious influence of 'thu' bankers'
combine. It seems the time has eome
when Labor is compelled to withdraw its dollars from its enemies and
place them in its own banking institution in order to touch tho bankers
tho primary lesson in Americanism—
fair play and fair dealing."
Frank A. Rust, mannger of tho
Trades Union Savings & Loan Association, when asked ns to the ability
of the Labor financial institution to
handle tho situation, declared:
"Whatever funds are withdrawn
from other banks and put in tho
Trades Union Savings A Loan Association will be available to building
owners and contractor who wiBh to
borrow it in putting up buildings undor union conditions."
The Union Bank was oponcd in
March of this year, and now has assets amounting to $321,(100.
Tho Seattle trnde unions havo ovor
$1,500,000 in Senttle bnnks.
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_elbveoth yeab, yo. 4i     THE BRITISH COLUMBIA FEDERATIONIST    tutootveb, & a
The Quest of Industrial Peace "SKSSiu.
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-618 Hnatlngi Streot Weit
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locket Billiard Parlor...
Ion Jonei (Brunswick Pool Roomi) .	
Boots and Shoes
oodwin Shoe Co, _.
[hglddew Shoe Store...
.42 Hutingi Stroet Eait
—Haitingi Street East
lohnston 's Big Shoe Store „
TK" Boot Bhop   '.
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fiorre Parii 	
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Bank Buffet........
prima Cafo	
krocadoro Cafe-.
 119 Hastings Street Eost
 H6IS Oranrille Street
.....40!) Hastings Stroet West
 .319 Hastings Streot Wost
  - 1047 Granville Stroet
 64 Hastlngi  Streot West
 ...._._.„. Hastings Streot East'
 Comer Halting! and Homer Street!
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..166 Haitingi Street Welt
Chinaware and Toys
itillar * Coe. Ltd 419 Haitingi Street Weit
El Doro and all Union Label Cigari /
Clothing and Gent's Outfitting
Arnold ft Quigley 546 Oranrille Streot
Clubb ft Stewart :..^„  309*315 Haitingi Stroet Weit
 L.848 Haitingi Stmt Weit
 128 Haitingi Street Eaat
 3349 Haatinga Street Eait
O. Outfitting Co,
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,.614 Oranrille Street
-346 Haitingi Street Weit
itrlke situation in tko United States
more lerious than now) never were
its featurei more significant. In the
steel induitry, oapital and labor
havs come to grips. There hai been
a series of wage increases almost
without precedent. Our induetrial
captaini, conscious of thoir crumbling power ovor labor, havo made one
concession after another as to wages
hours, even shop control. Despite
all, unrost increase! and strikes multiply; they spring from every causo
and no cause. And now comes our
world-beating preiidontial prestidigitator, snatching a few brief mo-
monts from tho great international
shell game by which ho soeki to pre-
sorve unbroken the heart of the
world. Ho asks our attention, addresses to ui a brief homily on the
virtuei of work, exhorts us to redouble our exertions, and adjures ul
in no case to lay down our tooli
until lie shall have time to draw
from his hat hia colohratod .programmers! industrial conference,
guaranteed to grow and blossom under our eyos into a new hoaven and
a new oarth. Samuel Oompers,
trusty man Friday to the presidential Crusoe, seconds his master right
nobly, and all the old labor loader!
join the big and the little chiof in
sitting on the lid,
All in vain. A veritable epidemic
of strikes rages. Tho granting of
one set of demands loads only to a
fresh set. Labor, drunk with power,
seems willing to wrock' tho industrial
machine if necoisary to attain its
ends. Small wonder that many honest and thoughtful employors, not
only dosirous of maintaining thoir
own profits but genuinely eager to
advance the public welfare, and conscious of tho importance of competent management in industry, aro beginning to sot thoir tooth and declare grimly that it is timo for a
"showdown" on  tho   whole   labor
mental cause of itrife untouched.
The thoughtful and candid Student
of affairi will not forget thii faot
any mors thu hs will forget ths
great services rendered to ths world
by the existing industrial order.
. Like io much of preient-day social
life, thii new movement appeara to
be ths produot of more or lose spontaneous mass action. Its agents certainly will aot all be good: its methodi will not all bo wise; iti experiment! will not all be successful. But
if the rich and great, ths wise and
powerful of the world are genuinely
concerned for tho establishment of
poace and prosperity rather than for
the maintenance of thoir own place
and power, they will turn their eyoi
thoughtfully toward ths quarter
where ths working! of this strange
now foroe ean be discerned; Within
the brief space of a year it has
breathed the breath of Ufe into the
Amorican labor movement, theretofore almost consumed with dry-rot.
To tho American busineu man, the
engineer and organizor whs dreams
of comtruetive work rather than of
bootless itrugglo for spoils, it offers
a fascinating opportunity to take
part in the now task of building up
a real industrial democracy.
firmer Presldsnt of Ulneworkeis
J Aocunralated Fortune Daring
'"', White Plaini, N. T.—John Mitchell
,former pmldent of ths United
Miaeworkere ef America, left an
estate of (260,000, mostly in itocks
and bonda, according to a petition
ior letters of administration tiled in
tkt Surrogate Court. In a will written in his own handwriting shortly
tjeforo his death, but believed to be
invalid because it lacked witnessee,
the labor leader bequeathed all but
♦10,000 of hii eitate to hii wife and
children. The (10,000 wai to be divided among other relatives and
close friends.
Biverside, N. J.-sfohn Miller, Jr,
ion of the head of the Keystone
Watch Company, who went into the
factory to "learn the buiineu from
tbe bottom up," wai flred by his
father, following a walkout of 1000
of the company's omployoes, whom
ho is, alleged to havo aided in unionising. Miller, who hoi been interested in unioni ever lines he put on
overalle, is snid to have been instrumental in organising mors than 70
per cent, of the employee!.
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—126 Haitingi Weit and Victoria, B. O.
 401 Haitingi Street Weit
..... 143 Haitingi Stroet Weit
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..112 Hastinga West
The Parisian Cloak and Suit Oo...
...Corner Hastings and Richards
 166 Hastings Street East
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 Cor Hastings and Homer Streets
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...411 Hastings Stroot East
.—57 Cordova Streot Wost
 409 Dunsmuir Street
 ...Ciders and wines
•ncourtr Drug Co...
..Any of thoir six stores
tmous Cloak k Suit Co..
jrdon Drysdale Ltd.	
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,.083 Hastings Street West
.............—Granville Btreet
:own Bros. * Co, Ltd. 48 Baitings Bast and 738 Granville Streot
Funeral Undertakers
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..41 Hastings Streot West
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anter-Henderson Paint Co.—  642 Granville Stroet
icks-Lovick Piano Co..,
Printers and Engravers
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Labor Temple
...Tower Building
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, H. Timms 228-830—14th Avonuo East
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question. Somothing liko this, per-
naps, ia the explanation of Judgo
Gary's extraordinary position. Tot
that way lies destruction; for it
means only a temporary settlement
by violenco, and then rniicor, hatred,
and renewed striko. Is thdro no way
outt Must our quest of industrial
peace bo forever vain? The query
loads special importance to tho
claims put forward by tlio advocates
of certain proposod now industrial
In a description of tlto experiment
in employeos' control (pace the wnr
department and Secretary Baker) of
tlio Rock Island arsenal harness
shop, published in Tho Nation for
September 13, occurs thiB striking
A distinct change has como in the
type of leadership whieh the local
unions now seek. In conditions of
conflict between employees and employers, tho unions inevitably seek
aggressive loaders, good fightors;
now tho requirements of successful
leadership are distinctively difforont,
and the first requirement is ability
as an intelligent producing workman. -. . It is the change on tho
Jiart of the employee from a unit
n au organization primarily mill
tent to a unit in an organization
primarily productive.
Tho United Mine Workera, at their
Cleveland convontion appointed
committee to confer with tho railroad brotherhoods in forwarding tho
plumb plan and a programme of national ownership and operation of
tho minos. Thoy, too, it is stated,
quickly discovered that thoy needed
a new type of loaders for this work"
—not lighters, but productive enginoers.
The Plumb plan itself, onco it is
really understood, offers a clear illustration of this now thing which
its advocates maintain, holds out
promise of peace. Tho essence of
tho plan, they declare, is service at
cost, and it is this idea that
givon it its driving force. Tho brotherhoods have not yet succeeded in
presenting a satisfactory dovice for
fixing wuges and safeguarding the
public from possible ovrreliurges;
their oppononts have therefore represented thoir plan as a scheme for
lotting labor fix any wages it may
pleaso, and making tho public pay
thn bill. Tho brothorhood replya that
their plan, on the contrary, is an attempt to got rid of all monopoly
charges in transportation und to furnish that necessary of lifo at cost,
undor a systom thnt will tend constantly to reduce cost; nnd that in
cutting out exploitation it will umbo
for industrial peace.
Our presont strife, they declare, is
rooted in tho strugglo for surplus.
Businoss is conducted for profits to
investors. Profits nro sometimes
largo; and largo or small they naturally onough appear to labor as
something to be wrested from their
receivers , by contest or attack.
Hence the -endless industrial war.
Tho Plumb plan, tho proposals of
the minors, und tho scheme of the
British building trades ono and all
are sa;d to havo tho sume design—
to substitute sorvice in plnco of pro
fits as tho driving forco of Industry,
Tho brothorhoods uud tho miners
proposo in ouch instance io nation
ali/.o the monopoly which lies ut lh
base of their industry, thus cutting
out tho power to make private monopoly profits; aud then to run the
industry at cost, so that thero will
bo no profits to flf^it for. Such an
arrangement would not bring in tlie
millennium, uud it would unqucstion
ably present extremely serious new
problems; bnt it would, in thi
viow, cut squarely at the root of tho
existing industrial strife.
, It is worth noting that the men
advocating these pinna are not doing it as: Socialists or single-tnxers
or syndicalists. They are not "anarchists" or "Bolsheviks" or even
"foreign agitators." Their movo-
mont is not created by propaganda.
It is simply tho Amorican manifestation of a world-wido phenomenon. Wherever industry is conducted for private profits, thero we witness on the pnrt of labor a strugglo to seize llioao profits. All attempts nt patch-work or evasion,
whether by profit-sharing or by other
devices that   leavo   iho   industrial
For record purposes, we desire to
have six copies of Nos. 2-16 and 18
of tbe Strike Bulletins. Benders who
have kopt these copies will confer a
favor by sending us this number of
the above issues.
Pantages j
[By Goorge F. Stirling]
The following story is not a myth
or legond but is a little bit of history, tho kind of history that very
seldom gets itself inscribed in the
big books, i'or that reason it is
moro instructive thnu the ordinary
tales of medieval knights disembowelling each other for Christ and. the
King which we used to read- about
in tho school histories.
Furthermore it is.current history,
right up-.to-date, andean bo verified
by all and sundry who are interested,    Hore it is.
Onco upon a vince, less than 10
yours ago, a young man, very, young,
but very manly, who hadHbeen accustomed to polishing Scotch tweod
on the top of a threo-Ieggod stool
somewhere in Britain, camo upon a
number of pamphlets published by
tho Canadian Government which ho
devoured with ravenous hunger.
Theso pamphlets offered to. Irm land,
and liborty; a - useful career as
pioneer and producer with tho early
prospects of affluence and easo. He
thereupon paid a > visit to tho*
govornment agent, who shook his
hand, smiled benignly upon him, and
told him that ovor thore in British
Columbia he could take up n pieco
of land, go in for mixed farming or
fruit raising, and enjoy life in tho
sunny valleys for which that province is famed.
The young man was done. That
is to say, he was cooked; pumped
full with tto back-to-the-land iden.
So in due courso he tendered .his
resignation to tho owner of the
aforesaid ' three-logged Btool . upon
which, he wns wont to polish tho
aforesaid Scotch tweed, and hailing
a ship which was outward bound for
the St. Lawrence, he embarked.
As he looked ont on tho faint out-
linos of tho shores of his native lund
mingling with tho shadows, ho hud
no rogrets. He was leaving a life
of uselessnoss for a life of usefulness, and bis heart was as light as
This young man had no notions
of scalping Indians, or hunting
grizzly beers in the Bockios. He
was going out to work, to put into
practico the teaching of his great
Master, and to find salvation in
work; to do whatsoever his hand
found to do, and to do" it with all
his might.
Fate, or the C. P. E., finally landed him in one of the valleys of tho
interior of B. 0., and in the courso
of time, in tho vernacular of tho
people, ho "took up" a pieco of
land, Tho land wns covered with
juck-pino, rocks and other useless
junk which had been placed thoro
in tho dim and distant pnst by some
porson or persons unknown, and
was of no earl lily use to anyone, excepting poets revelling in ectasy bofore nature's wonders. Howover,
our hero hnd not como out wost to
revel, or io gut inspiration for
poems, so ho began to slash the fair
creation with demonic glee, and
almost superhuman strength.
Iu a fow woeks he hud a pretty
fair mess covering fivo or six acres,
and if the poet hnd chunco to puss
that way he would linvo murdered
that young man in cold blood, torn
his heart from lib bosom and impaled it upon a spike. And tho poot
woijhl havo boon in tho right, too.
However, we must not got ahead of
our talo.
After cutting down all lhat useless stuff, the next Ihing was lo
burn it up. The young man, therefore, got u firo permit from another
young mun who lind given up the
lund ideu for thc more gentlemanly
iivocntion of handing out firo permits to those DOwcomcrs who wero
busy sloshing, urn! hadn't been long
onough ia the eountry to know any
better. So ono fine morning ho
touched a match'to Ihe brush piles,
nud listened to the roaring und
crackling of the fire fioiid with the
glee of a savage, After tho firo tho
mess was worso than ever, but our
bold pionocr worked amongst thn
suioko, the blackened stumps, mid
smouldering logs until in the .shades
of ovening ho looked liko a damned
soul wandering in hell, And he waa,
too. But wo mu.it not get ahead of
our tale.
In the following spring ha purchased some stumping powder from a
firm who mako stumping powder for
tho good of tho peoplo. That is to
say, they mako it for the good of
thc people who have thoir money invested in stumping powder shares.
Consequently it blasted a big holo in
tho young man's bunk account before ho. got tho stumps and boulders
removed and tho land propared for
tho plow.
Now hero's whoro tho froe sood
for farmors begins, so road very
carefully, and maybe you can sort
out some aeod for yoursolf.
But beforo proceeding furthor, I
would liko to say to tho reader that
it is rathor awkward referring to our
all  tho  Hino  as "tho  young
man," and nllhough intending to
keep his idontity absolutely a aocrot,
ho shull honceforth bo celled by Ms
Christian name, John.
John, thoroforo, got somo free seed
potutoes from a neighbor, who ex*
plained to him thnt he was "fed
tip" with farming, and wai "pulling
his freight" in a fow days lor tho
city. All of which our hero did not
understand thon, and not until aome
months afterword whon ho—. But
we must not got ahead of our tele.
So the young man, that is John,
put in his spuds, and cultivated
thom, and hoed them, and cultivated
thom with that vigor which only the
Scotch,, the Souwegians, and prisoners in the minos of Siberia; are wont
to put into their labor., The result
was that he had a fine crop. In faet,
it was generally conceded that
John's.spuds, were tho best in the
valley, and as at wub his first crop,
he was naturally j>roud, almost
stuck-up about it. Everywhero he
wpnt poqple talked to him about his
solids ,and oven at tho dances, the
girls usod to mention it as he whirled them around ovor the slippery
floor of the ball room.
In. due time, Johft bought some
sacks at 20 cents apiece, hired help
to have his spuds dug at $4 por ton,
and arranged with a neighbor to
tako thom into town for $2 per ton,
molting $8 per tou in all for harvest-
tntfJthe crop. So off John wont for
toj™ to soe about tho markot.
ffi the way to the eity, ton miles,
he* fcvung along briskly, whistling a
jmm lay. Passers-by on the road
Wjtypd around to look at him, won-
Iciiig what good fortune had befal-
When ho reached tho city he learned to h's amazement that tho market
f£ of potatpos was $8 per ton, and
e dealer said the market waB glutted Jht that. John asked why it waa,
but in answer the doaler simply put
out his hands and' raised his Bhould-
vn,to much as to say "search me."
WMffl was he to dot He could not
HifM potatoes at $8 por ton as that
would not leave him a sou for his
season's work. The .buyer advised
him to put thom in a pit until the
spring, when the prico was sure to
bo much higher.
So John pitted the potatoes; and
the neighbors pitied him.
Ho did not attend any more
dancos that winter. How could any
man, let alone a Scotchman, dnnco
under thoso distressing circumstances! He pussod the winter
evenings alone, roading. Most
Scotchmen study cither theology or
politieal economy. John knew nil
about theology from tho natural do-
prhvity of man to tho damnation of
unbaptitzod infants, inclusive. So
ho wrapped himself up in tho "dis
mal scionce" and was compartitvely
In tho spring of the following year
John opened his pits and found that
his potatoes hnd kept in fino condition. So in due courso ho again
took a walk to tho city. This time
ho walked circumspectly, not as
fools. No ono could hnve told from
his expression whether he was going
to be hnnged or married. Moreover,
his nerves were steeled to heor any
news whutever about the market.
And it wns well for him that ho
wns prepared.
When he wns told the previous
fall that tho price of apudsawns $8
por ton you could have floored him
with a sheep's bladder; when ho
was told this time thnt thore waa no
mnrkct at all for potatoes you
could'nt havo made him winco with
a mnrlin spike. However, ho wns
finished. His mind was mndo up.
Much as he admired tho philosophy
of Kcclefechan, ho could have told
him something about tho "dignity
of labor."
In a few days ho wound  up  his
affairs.    That is  to  sny  ho  throw
n few duds into a    pile,    wrapped
them   in  his bhiukots,  and  took
ticket for Vancouver.
Upon go>ng into tho dining car to
ont ii meagre meal whut wns his astonishment to find that ho waa
Qbarged 16 cents for ONE BAKED
llOTATOt Now John was pretty
gujei nl figures, so ho took a pencil
IW./I figured on the «dge of the .menu
onnl. Fifteen 'cents for ono apud,
thnt would bc about 50 cents per
poynd, fifty dollars per sock, ONE
Jeo-roosaluml John didn't know
whether ho waa dizsy or whethor
(bu'itmin was rounding a curve. He
hud- to hang on to his seat or ho
would have fallen to the floor like
Bi log.
. .-'Jjli.! soon gained control of hts
thoughts, howover, and the racial
fllnCni.'t. iii.stk\H being uppermost, his
Hm impulse wns to go back, bake
nil.-his potatoes and try and soil
thom to the C.P.R.
Howevor, he had plenty of time
to think the matter over calmly before the train pulled up at the next
station, and he hud fully decided to
keep going west, 0ml to turn his
back to the land forever.
Our $50.00 Blue and Brown
self-stripe suits for $39.00
- This is a pure wool West of England Worsted-
guaranteed fast color, strictly hand tailored, in
two, and three-button models.
These suits will be sold on Friday and Saturday
only for
UPC      CHAI3    V
H2 Hastings SKWesK
Opp. Woodward's
MacUsoji, Wig.*—Cigar Maken
Union No. 1.82 haa advanced ita
pricoa (2 and $1 per 1000. Madiion
manufacturers have met tho price,
und thoae in Sun Prairie and Oregon,
which como under the union's jurisdiction, it ia presumed, will alao accept.
Denver, Col.—The strike of the
Tailora Union haa been settled by
the employers accepting tho proposed
scale of $32.50 per week for tailors
awl pressers, and $27.90 for* women'
helpers. This is an increase per
week for pressers of $10 and $7.50
for tailors and helpers.
Washington—An official dispatch
received here from Paria says that
the General Labor Federation has
announced that the council of five,
the governing body of the allied
poace conference, has decided to permit German representatives to appear at tha international labor conference, to ba bold in Washington
in Ootobtr.
Goble, Ore.—The strike of tha tta*
ber workers, in progresa for tha laat
30 days, has been won. The company haa agreed to pay tho scalo and
not discriminate against any of tho
men for their union activity. This
camp will start up at once with their
old crews. The strikes in the other
mills on the Columbia havo not yet
been settled.
Counting Noses
With a population less than half
that of the United States, Great
Britain reports a trade anion mem*
borship 90 per cent, greater. The
United States Labor Dept. estimates that "in all probability the aetual total trade union membership of
Groat Britain is nearly six millions."
This number Includes 890,000 minors;
5S6>000 workers in machine shops
and foundries; 935,000 railway employees; 390,000 cotton mill workers;
280,000 builders and wood workers,
and 170,000 shipyard workers. "General Labor" ia credited with a total
union membership of 070,000. Theae
together with several leas numerous
trade organizationa constitute tha
bulk of the six million Britiah trada
Membership ia not alwaya a teat
of strength. Novertholesa, there is a
clear eonnection between the effectiveness of the British labor movement and the relatively lain number of workers who have Joined tha
ranks ot Britiah labor. Whan tkt
labor unions are able to report a
membership of 11 or 14 millions (instead of something over four mil*
lions, as at tha preaent time) thay
will be in a position of authority
equal to that of their Britiah comrades.
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia—
Responding to repeated and insistent domands of the Australian
Workera Union in tha Ayr diatrict,
thu minister of railways has consented to expedite the construction of
railroad linos now building in ordor
to givo work to the unemployed. In
the Ayr district 046 of the unemployed have gona to work on tha
railroad lines.
The manufacturer had just added
twenty-Hire per cent, to the pricos of
fllioes. "The war is over," he ex
plained to thc retailer, "and it is
timo prices wore .coming down. Thoy
muat have a nice high place to come
down from."
Seattle—In a final conference with
a committeo of the Laundry Workors Union, tho employers agreed to
advance tho wages of all girla getting under $18 a week, by (1.50 a
weok more, making tho minimum
.16.50 per week. Ono thousand worn! and girls are affected by the in*
When laat w-e beard from bim he
was bnck at hia old job polishing
Scotch tweod on thc top of a throe-
logged stool. But tliis timo it was
a soft snap, as the company he
worked for waa very woslthy, boing in tlie loan buainosa, and making money by taking mortgages -on
farm property,
He that hath ears to hear lot him
draw his own ooncluslons.
Thc people ask for bread and ths
politidttua give them an invostiga-
Fifty earloads of rifles and ammunition are to bo shipped to Soattla
by tho Remington Arms Company
and the Union Motalic Cartridge
Company, destined for Vladivostok.
Reporta from Soattla atate that
somo of tha cars are already in
Tokio.—Japan ia not planning to
withdraw troopa from Siberia, according to an official atatement la-
sued at the war offlee. "Far from
considering tho withdrawal of
troopa from Siberia," the statement
says, "conditions thore mny necessitate the sending of reinforcements
to that country. '
Toronto, Ont.—Members of the
Kloctrical Workers Union employed
by the Bell Telephone Oompany,
hnvo been able to seoure, aa the reeult ot tha intercession of the board
of conciliation, a 44-hour week, and
an lncreaae in pay to 75 cents an
hour. This will amount to an actual
advanea of 21) per cent.
Spokane, Wash. —Painters
Paperhangers Union No. 26V has
gained a wage increase of $1 a day,
raiaing the wage scale from $6 to $7
a day. Hia demanda as drawn up
by tho union wore aoceptcd by tho
employing palntera and wero signed
following the first conference and
without any friction.
Pawtucket, R. I.—The union plumbers are threatening to eeasa work
if not granted $1 an hour. The
Plumbers Association has refused to
grant more than 75 eents. Providence plumbers have been on strike
for sevoral weoka to obtain $1 an
hour rato.
Membership Along tin a. T. P. Is
Mainly Composed of Finnan
In addition to those   wko   hav*
been enrolled by John Mclnnes il
the immediate neighborhood of Fort
George and forming that branch of
the Labor Party, success   haa   attended tha efforts made in the Francois Lake and Ootaa Lake country
by Secretary Ernest Profit.   In tha
latter valley only three ranchers are
now "outside tha pale."
Be sua to notify tM post offloa
aa soon as you change yonr address.
Land Act
Lawrence, Mass.—Plumbers and
steam fitters have been granted an
increase of 10 cents an hour, thereby averting a threatened strike. The
settlement carried with it a 44-hour
wook, 85 eents an hour and $87.40
per week instead of $33.
New Tork Longshoreman Striko
Now York.—Tho action of 10,000
longshoromon, who with tugboat men
and shipyard workers wont on strike
horo rocontly was "unsanctioned,"
and tho wharf workera hav* beon
ordered baok to work. President J.
F. Biley, president of thi* International Longshoremen's Association,
announced tonight. The strike of tho
ipyard workers, on the other hand,
has spread, aad it was learned that
ton more companies became affected
during the day, when 1000 membera
of tho looal Riverfront and Marine
Workere' Association and the local
Ship Scalers' Union quit work.
The parson who complains of monopoly rule and then gives his support to papers maintaining thla aa*
tocrecy might bo compared to a
mulo kicking himsolf to death. But
then a mule wouldn't do any such
Lord Parmoor's Local Elections
(Proportional Representation) Bill,
whioh hu passod through aU Its
stages in the Houae of Lords, gives
power to local authorities to adopt
by a majority of not leas than three
to two the systom of Proportional
Representation ln local oleotions.
TIMI ■OWCB ttal y, Boae— nearest CUrt. el BliuUta Barber, UUai
to eiplr le tke Hea. tke MlaMer si
Und. lor pralMloa te pushes* tk* fat*
lowla* dMoribed leads:
Oonuasnetnf al a pent plutat abeal 10
chelae Sooth et _. S. W. *ere.r ol
Lot ill and baler at tk* Sonli Wul
eornar, of Jn). Island, in Bland.* Bather, thenee around shore Una lo point of
MBm.nwm.nl, and Mntainiflf 11 acres
mar* or leu.
Bated Baplambar 15th, Hla.
Land Act
■etie* ef lataottea I* Apply le Parcaaas
Land la Vancouver Land Dismal,
■son l, asset
TAKE NOTICE thai I H.rr Lamina
MoB.an ol Port Piufnu, oenpatloa
aouakoepar, inland to apply lor pas-
Ion to puraaaa* tha Kfiewiaf ie-
aerlb.d lands:
Orauaseelag at a peal planted aboat 40
cbalaa South Waal at tha I. B. eornar
Lot tn, Ihraaa aboal 10 atalaa Berth
te Lot 412, Ihenoe 10 chaise Waal,
tha*M aboat 10 cbalaa North I* shore-
Una, thoaee Southerly aad Baatarlr aloa*
shoreline to polat ol eoBuaanaamsat aal
•ontalnlBK 200 aeree mora or leaa.
D.t.d September etk, Ilia.
Suits, Overeoats, Baincoats, Maekinaws, Gloves,
Shirts, Socks, Underwear,
eto., etc.
G. B. Kerfoot
106 Hastings 8t. Bart
Hen's Hatters and Outfitters
SSS OranviUe Itreet
$10 Hastings Btreet Wast
r™*   t\inm\,tMm^w3l%)tmi.e*
i r>M itw il
I jaeaMt.eeieMr«e*lb>wwT Sawn Ww»
"""* atisiiM u'wu
wtmutm toa NMMiaJMf ee* rsoeir
'tm HI1UJHIIK CO, <K TUMI IM ohm u
M°Leod-Nolan and Co.
have    manufactured    nothing   Dili
Union Made Cigars
ff_        /or 20 Years  ° u
El Dono
El Sidelo
"I n o ome
Cigars of Quality PAGE EIGHT
,,.k>etobet 10, It
Why Pay More for
Tbat the Savings Assured by our Cash and Carry Flan are
appreciated by the General Public is evident by the ever
increasing number of Customers who Patronize this Department
FBIDAY,   OCTOBER  10th, 1010
Popping Corn; per lb 14c
Woodward's    Tea     (splendid
value) 8 lbs „...»1.09
Woodward's Extra Choico Toa
1 lb -.48c
Eagle Milk, por tin 21c
Beindeer Milk, per lln ......20c
'Malkin's Assorted Jelly
Powders, 2 pkts 26c
Empress Vinegar, .per bot...l8c
0. K.   or   H. P.   Sauce,   per
bot 27c
Oood Stewing Prunes, 2 lb. 20c
Heintz White and Malt Vinegar  - 21c
'Clark's"   Tomato  Soup,
par tin 10c
Lily Brand Chicken Haddie,
per tin  24c
Campbell's Tomato Soup, per
tin    .*. 15c
Instant Postum ...25c and 48c
Magic Washing Tablet.*! ....17c
"Maple Leaf'
tin   ..;	
Milk, large
Rogers' Golden Syrup, 2-Tb
tins. S3C
B. C. Oatmeal Soap, 0
cakes 23c
Cream of Whoat, per pkt. 23c
Woodward's Bar Soap 32c
Powdered Bon Ami, tin lie
I e Bolls Toilet Paper 24c I
Apox  Raspberry Jam .70c
Apex Strawberry Jam 70c
Libby's Tomato Soup, tin lie
Quaker Tomatoes, tin  lflc
Dossicated Cocoanut ..32c
Returned Man Sends His
Pension  Check  to
Quaker Pork and Beans,
3 tins 20c
Old Dutch, per tin  Oc
Lux, per pkt  H'/sC
Bon Ami Powdered and
Brick  lie
Crystal White Soap 7'/8c
I Crisco, 3-lb. tin $1.00 |
Celluloid Starch  ....12c
Nabob Custard Powder lie
Postum Corcal, por pkt 20c
North Star Soaked Peas,
per tin 12c
Bogan' Golden Syrup,
10-lb. tin 90c
8-^-lb. tins Quaker Tomatoes  18c
Waffle Tablo Syrup, tin ....45c
Empress Malt Vinegar, por
bottlo  10c
2-ft. bag Windsor Salt  7c
I Sunlight Soap, 4 tars....2fic~|
Indications point to a big strike
amongst tba tramway employoes in
Glasgow. Certain of thc requests
mado by the Municipal Employoes
Association have been refused by
tho Wagee and Conditions of Servico
Committee of the Glasgow Corpora
tion. It seems that negotiations
have been going on for three months.
Thc claims put forward were tbat the
tramwaymen bc paid 54 hours wages
for a 48-hour week; that the working day of 6 hours bo finished within a poriod of 10 hours.
Was Seized in Raid on the
Federationist Offlce and
Later Returned
During the month of June, the
following letter waB sent to V. H.
Mldgley, secretary of tho 0. B. TJ.
Executive. Tlie cheque referred to
was a cheque from the Pension
Commissioners of Canada.
Vancouver, B. C, Juno 13,1019
Secretary Mldgley—
Dear Sir:
I am sending a small donation
toward the 0. .11. U„ hoping It will
be accepted In the same sincerity
ar. lt is sent. As you see it Is
what this so-called grateful country
offered us In return for what wo
thought was our duty, but which
was a capitalist way of getting
cheaper labor by sending all tbe
workers to get killed and employing Orientals ln their places. Hoping this will help us ln our present
light for a chance to live, and not
just to exist, as we have been doing In the past, I remain
-Yours sincerely,
Returned Soldier of the Working
When the Mounted Police raided
tho Federatlonist Ofllce, the letter
and the cheque were taken by these
upholders of law and ordor, aud ln
August, the following letter with
the cheque and letter to Mldgley,
was received by the secretary of
the 0. B. U.
Winnipeg, Man., Aug. 1, 1919
N. J. Midgley, Esq.,
c|o Tho Labour Temple,
Vancouver, B. C.
Dear Sir,—
The enclosed letter from A.
Padgham of Joyce Post Office, addressed to you, and the enclosed
cheque for $6.00, was among the
fllea turned over to us by the Royal
North West Mounted Police, In connection with the Winnipeg strike.
We arc returning the said letter
and cheque. Please acknowledge
Your truly,
Andrews, Andrews, Burbldge
& Hasted?.
End. 2,
Andrews, Andrews, Burbidge &
Co., Is-the legal Arm with which
Mr. Andrews. K.C., the prosecuting
attorney in the case of the arrested
striko leaders is connected with.
Evidently this kind of "evidence'
was not valuable to the prosecution.
The Broadway Table Supply
Phone Fairmont 18 and 19
618 Broadway East
Boyal   Standard   Flour,    49   lbs.
It   .. 12.90
B071I Honiehold,  19 lbs $2.90
Vive Rosen Flour, 49 lbs 42.90
Yarity Flour, 49 lbs $2.90
Wild Rose Pastry Flour, 10-lb.
■aelii  86c
X  * K. Oats, sack  65c
B, A K. Oatmsal, flne, medium
and  coarse   70c
Wbiat  Pearls   4Bc
Sealth  Bran   15c
ellogg's Corn Flakes, 2 fnr...-26c
Cream of Wheat, pkt 2fic
B. ft K. Wheat Flakes, pkt. ...35c
Pultad-WJwat, pkg.
-10c |
Robin Hood Oats, pkt ...SSo
Nabob Vinegar, bottlo  ...23c
Malkin's Best Vinegar,  bottle..29o
Peart   CHobo  Brand,  tin   20c
Strawberry Jam, 4-lb. tin ....$1.28
Baspbtrry Jam,  4-lb.  tin ....$1.25
Pork'and'Beans, 2 tins (or 26c
Malkln'a Best Baking Powder..230
I Eggo Baking Powder  30c |
Magic  Baking  Powder 26f
Jdalkin'a Custard Powder, largo
■ tin  28e
Fry'a Cocoa - 28c
Hallbrook's  Custard  Powder....He
Soap, Sunlight, 4 for 25c
-White Swan, 6 for 25c
Royal Crown, 5 for   25c
Naptha R. C. Soap, 9 for  60c
Najitha Whito Swan,  9 for ....60c
Hallbrook's, 2 for  36c
I Campbell Soup, tin 16c
Matches,  8  for  26c
blue Ribbon Tea 68c
Malkin'B  Best  Tea   60c
Nabob  Tea    63c
Our Bulk Tea  46a
Malkin's Best Coffee  60c
Wedding Breakfast Coffee  66c
OWbco, per lb 40c
Puffed Rice, pkt 16c
Large Bar Klondyke  Soap 3Sc
Cans  of Tomntoes,  largo size,
2 for  86c
Spoclal Alberta Butter, 3 lbs. $1.80
Jutland  SardincH   10c
f Butter Cup Milk  lie |
White and Brown Vinegar  15c
Ammonia  18e
Whito Hems, 3 lbs. for  26c
Robin Hood Uats, sack  46c
Salt, 2 sacks  for  26c
Phone Your Order, Fairmont 18 and 19
%va Saturday
ti'»mmnnmm Tr i a'
Values in
H ll R Paris Foot-
Ask yourself if you can remember a case where, quality
did not pay. I begin right,
St-the inside of my shoes to give value. Good looks alone
do iio't satisfy me, no matter what priee inducements are
offered. Thc shoe you buy from mo will wear as well as
it. looks. Solid leather is my motto, and solid it must be.
Remember this in considering the values.
Men's brown calf, double iolc blucher, suitablo for fino woar, nnd
all solid leather, _Ck (_£_
Men's blacli calf heavy or siuglc sole.   Mado in but. or blucher.
A rplendid fall shoo, dfciy *Jtt
Boys' btueli chrome blllchor, oxlru heavy sole; onuigc   A[*  AA
stitch; all solid Iculhcr* 1*014 * wOovlU
Misses' velour calf blucher, plain toe, low heel; a      fS a   _tf_
rofU wearer for growing girls  VTmOv
SPECIAL—Boys' bost grata solid leather boots, l-5;/3 84.45
My shoe repairing will double the life of your shoes.   No job too
srnal'i, none loy large.    Any style BllOO made tp order,
Opposite Columbia Theatro
Opposition to Actions of
International Officers
For Children and
There is an excellent
display of attractive and
practical models in tho
Baby and Junior Shops
for all agci from 2 to 18
years. The garments come
in very fine qualities, are
well made and arc specially good values at the
priceB quoted:
—in pink, sky, rose, Copenhagen, navy or cardinal,
with smart designs in contrasting colors. Ages 2
to 6 years. $3.50 to
—rose and grey, blue and
white and blue and grey
blanket robes, for ages
8 to 16 years, at $8.75
eaeh.   .
BABY BAGS of beacon
blanket cloth, in pale blue
or pale pink, at- $5.75
KETS, in pink or blue,
with very-attractive mirs-
cry patterns, at $1.50 to
575 OranviUe Street
Sey. 3540
well pleased with the plan ol: tke
Canadian 0. B. U. and will become
part of tho movement.
Every other international organization of iho A. P. of L. is divided
oyer matters of policy, wages, eon-
ditions, and notions of international
offlcors and just as soon as one craft
lines up in tho 0. B. U. organization the others will follow in rapid
Big Convention in Chicago
Prepares for Coming
The 0. B. U. taovoment in tho
Unitod Btatos is going to spring into
existence and develop on a far
larger scalo in the United States
than one can imagine in a few
woeks. The A. F. of L. is so organized that it is not an ensy matter for the membership to trunsfor
to tho 0. B. U. without' avoiding
friction that would be bost avoided,
but tho way is slowly but surely being paved for the complete eol'lnpse
ol the A. F. of I.. The nucleus of
an 0. B. TJ. organization was recently launched nt a big convention in
Chicago by the railway shopmen of
thc V. 8. The international officers
of thc organizntion huvo been up to
their usual tricks und the rank and
(He of the organizntion became so
riled that at lust a convention was
called agninst thc wishes of the international, who then used every
dirty means in its power lo prevent
the workers from attending the convontion. But the convention was
held, 282 delegates from every part
of Canada being iu attendanco, as
well as delegates from Canada. The
international was roundly condemned and an industrinl form of or*
f;anlzution planned. Hundreds of
ocnls that wore prevented from
sending delogutes to the convention
by tlio connivance of tho 'international with thc employors in getting
thc director-general of U. B. mil.
roads to cancel transportation and
leave of absence, sent wiros end
letters to the convention snying that
they would stand by the convontion
in whatover it decided.
A permanent organization was
forinod and an executive committeo
of 12 with n puid secretary-treasurer
elected. This committer has instructions to have tho secretary devote
his full time to tho work, to appoint
un oditor and issue ll paper lo all
railroad workers to educate llicm to
tho change which mils! take place
and to force the international officers to obtain the demands of the
shopmen by November 1, and If not
rocoived by that time tho locnls will
cease paying nor capita and will
form an industrial orgnnizntion.
Every organization is n»1R)d to pay
a per capita tax of two cents m»
membor to cover tho expenae. The
roadB revert baek to tlio private
owners on January 1 ond this wiU
hnve a tendency   to   solldliy
workers and cause them tt tale fill
curds in thc O. t). tf. to bp be&ei
ablo to flght tho private cojppflmei.
R. B. linssell of Winnipeg nus M
this  convention and tho ttten Ml
For record purposes, ve desire to
have six copies of Nos. 2-ie aad 18
of the Btrike Bulletins. Beadors wbo
havo kept those copies will confer a
favor by Bonding us thla number of
the above issues.
VOUR overcoat will
be above criticism
if you select it from
the line we are now
Our Fall coats embrace every new style
feature and fabric
brought out this season.
Thos. Foster'
& Co., limited
514 Granville St.
Noxt to Merchant! Bank
Finds That It Is Located
in a Hive of Busy
Runs Into O.B.U. Bulletin
Office — No Flowers
Are Needed
Someone in Vancouver has written someone in Winnipeg stating
that someone bas notified the Vancouver papers tbat someone bas reported to the aforesaid someone
tbat the O.B.U. Is dead.
And some other one has written
tbe writer to Investigate.
'Twas, no doubt, all very well
that this type of evidence be used
In our Courts ot Justice as evl*
dence ln a oharge of seditious conspiracy, but this member of the
Order of Scribes hereby protests
against being set in motion io en
quire into any such charge among
the a dherentB of the O.B.U. movement here.
An enquiry into the reported demise of this movement here is not
only superfluous hut positively
But Instructions are Instructions
and democratic taskmasters are Ignored at one's peril, at least, that
appears to be the experience that
certain officials of the American
Federation of Labor are going
through in Canada just now.
So this Bcrlbe left the security
of a comfortable and secluded
olllce on Friday of last wek to flnd
out If flowers were In order or if
perchance the Internment had already taken place.
* Common knowledge led ap the
stairs at 630 Main street. That
sounds simple but the realltv was
not just such. The entrance was
a straight and narrow gate and
there was traffic. However after
stumbling over bags loaded with
what I afterwards discovered were
O.B.U. Bulletins, both going ln and
coming out, the floor of the goal
waB reached. The stream of juvenile paper merchants disappeared into a side ofllce where I was afterwards given to understand the no*
tlrloui. (!) John Houston reigns.
Wliat. kind of editorial sanctum
sanctorum that would be with a
clamoring gang of these Juveniles
and John giving tbem salutory admonishment to take their turn, can
bc imagined.
There might be someone or something dead around tbe place, but it
certainly waa not the Newsboys'
Union, which had a real* crew on
the jcb uf spreading those Bulletins around Winnipeg.
The utni^sphere of tbe place was
not encouraging to one seeking a
In the main office typewriters
were clicking and people coining
and going as If they really nad
something to do; bundles of card
cases and various receipt bookB
and other kinds ot stationery
seemed to be In constant demand;
little groups were surrounding organizers and deputations were demanding that "someone come over
and Bpealt to us!" The "over," I
found out, usually referred to some
orthodox American Federation of
Labor local meeting and the "us"
wanted to be shepherded Into the
Bob Russell, of conspiracy fame,
is the secretary here, and after
waiting one's turn one can sometimes spoak to him for two or three
consecutive minutes.
"Oh—er— Mr. Russell, is anybody dead around here?" It was
rather a risky question, but Bob Is
Scotch, as It happona, and consequently never thinks that what you
ask him Ib what you really want to
know. He tarewed up one eye a
trifle and instantly replied that 1
was ln the wrong shop, "tt is the
International Headquarters that
yon want."
Anyhow, It was perfectly plain to
see that there waa to be no funeral that day.
At this stage ot the Interview a
messenger from the Garment Workers, with a tenacity and vivacity
not Anglo-Saxon, hauled him away
to a "really special meeting," and
the scribe was left with a hurried
admonition to come back next
week and to "be sure and come to
tlie Railroad Workers' meeting at
the Walker Theatre next Sunday."
Guess I will have to go there.
W. W. L.
Crew of Makura Is Entertained by Longshoremen's Union
Clubs and Revolvers are
Too Clumsy to Use on
the Workers
Pittsburgh — That gas attacks,
so vigorously condemned by the Allies when practised by tlie Germans, are to ne one of the methods
of suppressing the working class
In the future, Is the prediction cf
Ool. Roy iBacon, director of the
Mellon Institute. In an address he-
fore the local Chamber of Commerce recently he asserted that
"tear gas ln the future wll! bo used
In dispersing mobs, Instead of elubi
and revolvers. One drop ot the
gas fluid will be sufflclent to kill
from twenty to thirty persons."
Col. Bacon recontly returned
from France, where he had been
perfecting various gases for the
baited States government to be
used against the German army.
"Tho woman of the futuro will
flnd threo garments sufficient,"
says Max Aron, of tbo Dressmakers'
Union. "Exclusivo of shoes ajiil
stockings, sho will wear a union
suit, the lower part in the form of
tights, small aorset ol comparatively
few nones, and a close-fitting one-
piece dresa, with very slight or even
no lining. Somo women today aro
wearing only these three garments.
Wlere is jour nniou button!
Smoking Concert Following  Banquet  Closes
Enjoyable Evening
The Vancouver Longshoremen
agsin demonstrated their ability to
look nfter tho social side of thoir
organization last night, when somo
400 members of tho crew of the
Makupi and the Longshoremen's
Association gothored at tho banquet
tendered to the srew of tho Makura as a token of appreciation of
the stand taken by tho Australian
sailors iu tho general striko hero In
support of tho Winnipeg strikors
Inst Juno. Tho tables woro tastefully decorated, and all manner of
good things to eat wcro provided,
and on all hands nothiag but praise
wns heard for the udmirable arrangements made by the committoe
in charge. Aftor the eatables wcro
disposod of P. Sinclair, who acted
as chairman, called on A. 8. Wells,
secretary of the B. C. Federation of
Labor, to say a few words, ln rising thc speaker said lhat it was a
good thing to bc able to celebrate
tho stand taken by thc crow of tho
Makura, who had, while thousands
of miles from homo, shown that they
realized thc bond thnt existed lie
twocn them and tlieir fellow work
ers on tho waterfront in Vancouver, and that while Iho workors
of Vancouver had rosponded to tho
call of their follow workors in Winnipeg, yet it was a hard thing to got
men who wero not directly affected
to take such a stand as was taken
by tho crew of the Makura. In concluding, lie said that when tho workers of tho world realized that no
matter what race, color or creed, the
only enemy they ..ad was tho present system, then thoy would bc able
to usher in that day when there
would bo neither master nor.slave,
and thnt men would then bc free
and strikes a thing of the post.
E. Lewis, spenking for the crew
of the Makura, said that while thoy
appreciated the splendid token of
appreciation, that they had only
done their duty. D. Nicholson, another of Iho crew, said he wished to
thank lho Longshoremen for their
kindness, and lhat if ngain the situation arose, tho crew of thc Makura would net in a slmitnr manner.
B. Morgan, another of tho crew,
also thanked the Longshoremen in
similnr words.
H. K. Willis, a member of the
Longshoremen's organization, recited a poem suitable to tho occasion. Tho banquet- was to havo
started at 7.30 p.m., but while tho
Makura was coaling at Comox, a
striko of some of the Chinese took
placo and this delayed thc boat
somewhat, and tho banquet did not
commence until about 10 p.m. After
tho speeches tho gathering broke up
at Lestor Court, and the celebration
wos continued at the Longshoremen's Hall, a very enjoyable smoking concert boing the concluding
part of a memorable gathering.
Patronize Federatlonist advertisers and tell thom why you do so.
Where is your union button!
Buy at a union store.
Do not dolay making your purchases for
Wo have the greatest, grandest stock of Ladies' outer-wea*
In. this City and for Thanksgiving wear we are offering several very special bargains' that should appeal to the woman
insisting to be stylishly arrayed at an economical cost.
Wo hsve s beautiful selection of smtrt      j'C   '■
In Bluo firrge and Popllne in a big assortment
of colon. Thito are In nil ilies and Humorous
iljlei.   For ThankfrgiviiiK they will nell st
though worth mnny dollars more
Home very oinart nnd useful
in lato styles snd colors; to suit ovory slue, sgs
snd Iffuro will bs sold st tbe remsrksbly'low
prist of
•nd * brllllsnt srrsy of Velour Coats will nell st
|37 to 946.
The holiday msy be wet—We sell
of unexampled emollence and latest stylo* in*
eluding (he new Charmeuse and Leathern.tf materials.   Will sell at from
Cloak and Suit Co.
606 OBANVILLE—opposite Colonial Theatre
Machine   of   Convention
Worked Smoothly—Pie
for Officials
In spite of tho machinations of
the head office, Local 213, International Brotherhood of Electrical
Workers, is still doing business at
tho old stand und is still permitted
to collect dues and conduct the business of the local just ns if nothing
had happened. Of course something
has happened, but the loeal has another card to play before it. is put
entirely out of tho brotherhood. The
case is to be thrashed out in the
courts, and no matter what the result is, the local membership appears
to havo its mind made up as to what
it will do.
Business Agont Morrison and J.
Dubbcrly reported on thc doings of i
the international convention nt
last Monday's meeting and it was'
nnother repetition of thc crooked-
ness and mnchine work that seems,
to bo tho usual thing ut international conventions. Local 213 was
condemned without being heard.
Tho action of thc officials in revoking the charter wns upheld, although
nobody appears to know what the
crinic of the locul was. No substantial charges were mude and no
part of the constitution could be
proven to hnvo boen violated. In
order to make thc work eusier for
thc officers in tho futuro the co
vention empowored them to revo
chnrtors under the same circui
stances as wns that of Local 21
thus proving that tho former actii
was unconstitutional.
A great many of the delegates
the convontion fought hard on ..
half of Locnl 213 nnd one memb
of thc investigating committee hi
enough courage to tell thi) conve
tion thut Ihe officers wcro a bum
of .sandlmggers. Tho machine wor;
ed sinootnly, however, and with lit
thut were not allowed to be refute
nnd strong arm work by official
thc local lost out.
Thc international officers succeed
ed in having their salaries raised
The president will now receive $50t)i
per year, tho secretary #4800, th
vice-presidents (seven)' $3500, am
organizers $3000. Along with thi
goes $7 por day expenses, Thc pe
enpita tax has been raised to 73
per member to meet this. But ou
of thc worst tricks pulled off by thi
machine wns tho retiring of VtetA
dent McNulty on a pension o;
$5000 per year.
Another division has been causei
in tho rnnks of tho organization h\
issuing separate charters to worker'
engnged in electrical maintenanci
nnd repairs un rntlronds, Thii
bronks the electrical workers up int.
four crafts. But the limit has beei
icaehed. The tnu-leiis of a new or
gunizntion waa formed nt the con
vention and because of the discon
tent iu the rnnks of the electrien
workers thc officials nre now golnf
to huve a hard time holding th.
membership intuct.
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