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Array The British Columbia Federationist
INDUSTRIAL UNITY: STRENGTH
THIRTEENTH YEAB.  No. 1
OFFICIAL PAPER: VANCOUVER TRADES AND LABOR COUNCIL
VANCOUVER, B. 0., FRIDAY MORNING, JANUARY 14, 1921
POLITICAL UNITY: VICTORY
$2.50 PER YEAR
Russia Cancels
Big Contracts
America Loses $50,000,000
Trade Through Deportation of Martens
NEW YORK-Gcorge Tchitcherin> Peoples' Commissar for Foreign Affairs at
Moscow, has ordered the Russian soviet
trade bureau in thc United States dissolved,
and all the Russian members of the staff returned to their home country. This decision
was made following the announcement of the
Department of Labor's action in ordering the
deportation of Ludwig Martens, the Russian
trade envoy.
No appeal will be taken from the decision
of the Department of Labor.
That a storm of protest will follow the
order to dissolve the bureau is expected. It
will come not only from the ranks of labor,
but from many American manufacturers desiring trade relations with Russia Tchitcher-
in's order includes the cancellation of some
$50,000,000 worth of contracts placed with
American manufacturers through Mr .Martens.
Thc order for complete withdrawal is
made because of the apparent hopelessness
of establishing friendly relations between
Russia and the United States, says the message. Thc confidence is expressed that the
American workers, who have shown thcir
sympathy toward the soviet republic, will in
time bring about an understanding between
the two countries.
Labor will immediately make its voice
heard in protest that the aclion of the Department of Labor in excluding Mr. Martens
is directly antagonistic to thc sentiment of
the working class, according to a statement
issued by the American Labor Alliance for
Trade with Russia issued upon receiving
Tford of Tchitchcrin's decision.
That "don't rock thc boat" warning scattered around by the big bankers appears to
mean "let us do all the rocking." They are
about the only people who have done any
TictttMnfeW-*rsiaK9-s»"»«r—--- ■*""
The freest government c4n not long endure
when the tendency of the taw is to create a
rapid accumulation of property in the hands
of a few, and to render the masses poor and
dependent.—Daniel Webster.
Thc United States had nearly nine thousand
business failures in 1920 as compared with
6'fi- in 1919.
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SOLDIERS BRUTALIZED
AND A MENACE
How It Happened
For the first time in the history of the Federationist we were unable to
publish last week. The fault however was not ours, but due to circumstances
over which we had no control. The trouble is one that has arisen between
the Printing Trades Unions and the Master Printers Association, and which
resulted in a lock out, and the firm which has the contract for printing the
Federationist was affected along with the rest of the Job Shops. The following is a statement issued by the Printing Trades Organizations, which gives
in a concise form the origin of the trouble.
For some three months past the B. C. Printing Trades Council,, with
which is affiliated all the printing trades unions of Vancouver, Victoria, New
Westminster, Pr\nce Rupert, Vernon and points within their respective jurisdictions, has been negotiating for a flat basic scale of wages for British
Columbia.
At a meeting of the Council, held at New Westminster on December 26,
the membership of affiliated unions were instructed "to remain at work at the
present scale and conditions until advised by the executive comimittee of this
council."
This was not satisfactory to the membership of the Vancouver Typo-
thetae, and on December 30, the following notice was posted in all the Typo-
thetae offices:
"Notice—This is to notify all unions employees in this shop that on and
after expiration of existing agreements, December 31,1920, wages will be paid
according to present scales and contracts now in the hands of various unions
which must be signed before the expiration of that date."
(Sgd.) "Industrial Committee, Vancouver Typothetae."
, In accordance with the above notice, the employers locked out thcir employees on the morning of January 3. Since that date the shops in Vancouver only have been idle. The Scale Committee of the B. C. P. T. C. and the Vancouver Typothetae Industrial Committee have met twice since the lockout,
but have been unable to reach a basis, of settlement. And there the matter
stands.
Signed R. P. PETTIPIECE,
Secretary B. C. Printing Trades Council.
While our readers and advertisers have been inconvenienced, and we
have had a busy time answering phone calls and letters explaining why our
readers did not get their papers, it may be that the lesson that is to be learnt
from our present difficulties will be of value in the future. The moral that
must be evident to everyone is that "Labor must own its own printing plant
if an uninterrupted service is desired we are willing, what has our readers to
say.   It is up to them.
We have been able to get out a small sheet this week in a Union Office, but
do not know when we shall be able to resume our regular issue.
France Loses
Three Rebels
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Socialist Speakers    Militarists Still
at Empress Sunday       Busy in Canada
Young Undisciplined Soldiers In Ireland Are
Creating Moat of the Trouble
Thc British Labor commission on Ireland
report' declares that there has been a large
amount of violence by English authorities in
Ireland and defies the British government to
disprove the information which it makes public.
"Thc situation," says the report, "is nothing short of a tragedy. There are 50,000
soldiers quartered in Ireland, most of them
young and inexperienced. Discipline is lax
and thc youths become brutalized and demoralized. There arc things being done in Ireland which must make Great Britain stink in
thc nostrils of the whole world."
The Pile Drivers and Wooden Bridgemen
held thcir bi-annual election on Monday,
January 3rd, 1921. Thc organization reports
a very successful period in organization work,
many of tlie members of the International
having signed up with thc unit. Thc following are the officers for the ensuing term:
President—A. Brooks.
Vice-President—D, Hodges.
Recording Secretary—W .Russell.
Sec.-Treas. and Bus. Agent—W. Tucker.
Mount Pleasant Cooperative
A Co-operative Store has been opened up
in Mount Pleasant district at 20.1 Kingsway,
onc block east of Main Street.   Phone Fairmont 3965.
Open! Forum
PENDER HALL
Oorner Pender and Howe Streets
Friday, January 21
At 8 P.M.
Speaker—Oeo. H. Hardy
Subject—"Bolshevism and
Sovietism
Questions and Discussion
Cassidy and Smith Both
Deliver Interesting
Subject
The steady increase that has been showing
itself in tlie size of the audience at the Socialist Party meetings of late was again in evidence when Comrade E. McLeod called last
Sunday's meeting to order. The meeting was
addressed by Comrades McQuoid and Cassidy,
who both drove home some telling points, to
thc evident satisfaction of the assembled
searchers after truth.
Comrade McQuoid, in touching on the ■subject of unemployment, called attention to the
fact that precisely similar conditions had existed, to his personal knowledge, in 1902-3,
1907-8, recurring again in 1914, to be finally
relieved by tlie Glorious War. Thc Glorious
War, having terminated, and the need for
"loyal citizens''. having suffered a corresponding slump, the returned heroes arc now
having an excellent opportunity to meditate
on true Democracy, and the commodity nature of labor power.
Comrade Cassidy, who was, as usual, in a
humorous mood, spoke with great feeling on
thc need for a little real social sanitation. He
reminded the audience that the war had caused a great increase in the number of those
pestiferous insects known as cooties, and
pointed out that the health of the body pol-
isic demande dthcir removal, whether they
bc of the human variety or not.
The speakers for next Sunday will be Comrades J. F. Smith and Chris. Stevenson.
Barcelona When Ihe Employers' Federation locked out thc stonecutters here, the
men followed thc example of the Italian workers and seized the workshops, resisting all
efforts to dispossess them. To keep this example of direct action from the public, the
Employers' Federation then announced that
the men had begged for permission to return
to work and that thc federation had allowed
them to do so.
Seattle, Wash.LMorrls and Joe Pass, well-
known in Seattle labor circles, have been released from McNeil island federal penitentiary and have returned to their homes here.
They served about 18 months of a two-year
sentence for an alleged attempt to obstruct
the draft laws.
In the recent municipal elections in Finland
lhe workers elected 799 representatives and
the middle class 686'., The workers have a
majority in 98 municipalities and the conservatives in only 64.
Navy League Obtains Money
Fr°m Ontario Government
Under False Pretences
(By the Federated Press)
Canada is not giving an enthusiastic welcome to the fleet which the British government has presented to'her ,although Imperialists are working overtime in celebrating the
recent arrival of this five-ship navy at Halifax, Nova Scotia.
The Farmer and Labor movements are protesting against this effort to foist militarism
on a war-sick nation, while supporters of thc
Meighen government, including several ex-
officers of the British army an dnavy who
reside in Canada ,are pushing militaristic propaganda in schools, churches, newspapers and
wherever else they may obtain a hearing.
The government-subsidized Canadian Press
Association sent columns over the wires
about thc ceremonies attending the arrival of
this gift from Europe though it gave a few
lines only to the far more significant action of
the convention of the United Farmers of Ontario in Toronto in condemnation of all forms
of militarism.
This convention of one of the most powerful movements in the Dominion today adopted
unanimously two resolutions scoring militaristic propaganda.
Charging that the Drury (Farmer-Labor)
government of Ontario gave a $50,000 grant
to thc Navy League because of misrepresentation of facts, W. J. Johnston, Farmer Labor
member of the provincial legislature of Lanark, opposed any further grants.
He was the mover of a resolution declaring that "Ihis convention urges that no further grant from the Provincial Treasury be
made to the Navy League for thc purpose of
assisting in carrying on the propaganda now
being conducted by lhat organization."
"The Navy League asked for $100,000,"
Mr. Johnston, a veteran of lhe world war,
said, "lt was given $50,000 hy Premier Drury
under the general belief that it was for tlie
dependents of the men killed or injured in
lhe navy and merchant marine as well as
for lhe general comfort of sailors.
"But it was used for the extension of militaristic propaganda in the public schools of
Ontario. A hook called 'The Flag and the
Fleet' was placed in the, schools for this purpose by the League, with the sanction of the
Minister of Education in the Conservative
government defeated at the last elections.'
France Loses Three Rebels.
Deaths a Reflex of tke Allied
Blockade of Russia
French labor is grieving at the loss of three
young leaders—Raymond Lcfebrc, Marcel
Vergcat and Lepetit. Their deaths are a
reflex of the Allied blockade of Russia.
Lefebre was a poet of the revolution.
Vergeat, the secretary of the Metal Workers' Union, was a close associate of Pierre
Monatte, leader of (he left syndicalist group
in France and in sympathy with the Russian
Soviet system, Lepetit, as secretaiy of the
Earth Workers' and Excavators Union,
wielded powerful influence. All were under
thirty.
Sent as delegates to the congress of the
Third International at Moscow, these young
men were forced to get into the country by
means so hazardous that friends to the secret are even not giving the details. After
the congress, they went evidently to some
port on the White Sea, and hired a sailboat
to skirt the Murman coast up to Vardoc, the
Norwegian port in thc Arctic Ocean. They
took only one sailor. '
This was in late September. The weeks
went by, and friends in France grew anxious.
An inquiry was directed to Stroehm, Swedish
delegate to the Moscow congress. He reported that another French delegate, Bodin,
was conducting a search along the Murman
coast, together with other comrades. Finally, the soviet bureau in Stockhkolm reported on November 30 that the search had been
fruitless, and that the three young Communists had undoubtedly perished.
An editorial in L'Humanite said on December 1:
"Lefebre, Vergeat and Lepetit. They went
to Moscow as the three wise men went in
search of the Holy Stable. How different
they were, those three, and'yet how alike!
Lefebre was the noblest flower of a long
and .arostocratic line, all his life waa a smile,
but -for the war. The horror and the gigantic hetacomb opened between" him anti Til's
little word a gulf nothing could fill. And
he gave himself to us as only those who are
pure give themselves—completely, definitely.
Vergeat and Lepetit were workers, one a
machinist and the other an excavator. It is
a great cause which can unite in life and even
in death a poet, a machinist and a excavator,
a cause in which ail men are equal with that
more than human equality of heroism and
faith.. '
JOINT ACTION ON
OOAL AND STEEL 00.
Canadian Baifc\ad Brotherhoods Threaten
To Force Companies to Meet Employees
Demands.
Montreal, Quebec—Threats of joint action
to assist thcir members on strike against the
Dominion Iron & Steel Co., and the Nova
Scotia Steel & Coal Co., since Nov. 22 are
made in a letter sent to W- A. Kingsland, general manager of the Canadian National Railways' lines east of Montreal by the general
chairmen of the four railroad brotherhoods.
The warning points out that the strike began when the two companies declined to make
a settlement on wage rates and conditions of
employment, and that the corporations refuse
to submit the questions involved to arbitration although their former employes have made
repeated efforts along this line.
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Atlin Button Besult
Figures from Atlin district for the recent
Provincial election* including the absentee
votes arc as follows—Kergin (Lib.), 390;
Casey (Labor), 300; Ross (Con.), 229; King
(Ind.), 86; Daly (Ind.), 30; Birsh (Ind.), 28.
Sunday Forum
Lieut. Egan will speak at thc Forum, 148
Cordova St. W., on Sunday afternoon at '3
p.m., on "Self-Determination for Ireland."
A lively discussion is anticipated. Admission
free.
Cleveland, O—(United Press).—Cleveland's
army of unemployed numbers 108,817, it was
shown here today.
Meetings in O.B.U.
FOB THE COMING WEEK
804 PENDER STBEET WEST
MONDAY-Pilc Drivers
WEDNESDAY-Tradcs & Labor
Couneil
THURSDAY — Plasterers Helpers and Danco, 9 to 12
FRIDAY—Open Forum
SATURDAY—Dance, 9 to 12. PAOE TWO
THIRTEENTH  YEAR.   No.  1      T£E BRITISH COLUMBIA FEDERATIONIBT VANCOUVER, B. C. FRIDAY  January 14, 1921
THE B.C. FEDERATIONIST
Published every Friday morning by Thc B. C. Federationist, Limited
A. S. WELLS   Manager
Office: Room 1, Victoria Block, 342 Pender Street West •
Telephone Seymour i871
Subscription Rates:   United States aud foreign, $3.00 per year; Canada, $2.50 per year,
$1.50 for six months; to Unions subscribing in a body, 16c per member per month.
Unity of Labor:   The H°pe of the World
FRIDAY
January 14, 1921
ANOTHER QUACK REMEDY
Thete never was an age in society that was so prone to quackery and
humbug as thc present onc. Like all other systems, capitalism has is peculiarities, and qifackery, humbug, and camouflage are particularly characteristic of the present system of society. There is a "remedy' for every human
i|l, and there are mqre human afflictions today than ever before, and there is a
specific, or what is supposed to be a cure-all, for everyone of them, and sometimes
fbr some that qnly exist in the imaginations of the quack remedy peddlers. During the last few years we have witnessed many ills that are not, however, confined tq the individual, but ills that affect all of human society, and even for
these disorders we find many and numerous quack remedies tljat do not improve
ihe body politic, i>uf only make the situation still worse. We have been told that
^fter the Var c;im£ tp a conclusiqn that Militarism would be destroyed. That
freedom and democracy would be established. The promises were many but
the symptoms of militarism and oppression still are in evidence on every hand.
We can hardly imagine that a place fit for heroes to live in is a land where
staryatioq, pnyatjcjii and all that these things entail exist. Yet that is just what
tie heroes lhat fftjlgh'W France and Flanders are faced with.
After reading the advertisements of the quacks that have a remedy that
needs only to be taken for a short time before ail social ills are removed, wc
must confess that we place as much reliance in them as- we do in quack remedies for. the curing of the individual human afflictions. The latest of these
eure a(ls that has come to our notice, is one offered by the president of the
Manufacturers Association—to wit, Mr J. S. McKinnon, for the cure of the
present business depression and unemployment. The cure in this case is an
optomistic outjook. Judging from the tone of the message of this worthy
quack 4qbtpr, whether qualified or not does not matter, would lead us to believe that Otie dq*e of optimism night and morning will soon bring things back
to normal. We have no doubt that the hungry slave that has not had his breakfast will see the value of this particular remedy for unemployment. The merchant that is faced ijrith bankruptcy will also without question see the logic of
the remedy proposed by the "head" of our industrial enterprising captains of
industry. Naturally, everyone will know that one cup of optimism will fill an
aching void in that portion of a slave's anatomy that is usually encircled by the
belt. Its equal ef Jitjency to stave off the financial ruin of the merchants. will
also be readily seen by those that are quite depressed by the financial and industrial depression. In fact all we can wonder at is that the different heads of the
European nations have not seen in optimism the only cur.e for'the starvation that
is more prevalent throughout the different European countries
It may he however, that optomism has been overrated, and that in' the
vernacular it is not all that it has been cracked up to be. It may bc like many
other cure-alls, nothing but a fake in order that someone might benefit by its
general acceptance as the only remedy fop social ills. Having had some experience
in thc hungry stage of the wage slave, we must admit that we never could sec
the pecessary atj.cn.nt of anything else but food that would remedy that particularly obnoxious feeling that an ever empty stomach engenders, and we can
imagine that the merchant would much prefer simolcons to optomism with
which to fill his empty till, and having some doubts as to the efficacy of this
latest remedy, we must fain confess that wc are rather prone to turn to something else than optomism' to cure the social ills which are so evident '".society
and turn to a study of the individual symtoms of thc disease that afflicts humanity, and endeavor to find a cure for them all and which will get to the seat
of the trouble, and by so doing remove the cause.
As already stated, capitalism has certain characteristics. Perhaps the
neatest of these is that the workers under thi* system are more productive than
ever befpre. The individual worker by the aid of modern machinery is able
to (produce more wfealth in a shorter period than ever beforc in the world s
history. No pn'e can deny this. Yet what do wc find, we find that the producer of wealth receives (ess of that which he produces than ever before in
Hiiman history. The chattel slave and the feudal serf received a greater pro-
portpnflf the wealth that they produced than does the modern wage slave who
is free from the means of life. Judging from appearances the workers in all
countries at this particular time are mostly in need of those things that are
necessary to sustain life, namely, food clothing and shelter. Under these conditions we can hardly see where optomism would suffice as a cure, or supply
the things nocessary that comfort and health and strength may be sustained.
We can imagine what would be the reply of any individual that offered a
starving Austrian a dose of optomism as a relief for his condition, but that
'is exactly what (iur friend the enemy in the person of the President of tha
Canadian Manufeptu.ers Association has offered to thc unemployed workers
and desperate merchants pf this country. Beleiving that those that are prone
to su'eacst remedies for others shquld first try their ow-n medicines we would
susgefft that a little of thc remedy bc applied to those that are attempting to
keen capitalism on its feet, if they are in any way rcleived from the fear that
noscsses them , and the chilly feeling that they have at their pedal extremities then wc may be induced tb try it, but in the meantime we would suggest
to the workers thaf the cure for all the ills that humanity suffers from at this
stage pf the g»me is tP b fpund in securing the necessities of Itfe, and that can
onfy be done for securing the possession of the means by which those necessities arc produced.
The wqrkcrs could then use their energy to produce those things that
they have been so capable of doing in the past, in such an abundance, that no
more are required by their masters. The workers have demonstrated their
ability to prpduce, but they have not yet shown that intelligence that will enable them to consume. We much prefer consumption of real things to thc
method of being charged by optimistic hot air, we think that it would be more
asting and sustaining on an empty stomach. We might also point out that
pnee the solution of how to get enough of thc necessities of life is found that
all the rest of- the ills that human society is afflicted with in this age will be
readily cured. Disease, war, pestilence and famine will be for ever removed
from opr midst, as they arc rooted in the very basis of modem society that
tests on human slavery in thc form of wage serfdom that is more degrading
than ever was even chattel slavery, for the chattel slave was thc property of
an individual and consequently was worth caring for, but the modern wage
slave is the cheapest thing on earth, he is there when tho master wants him
to produce wealth for him, but he is also there to starve to death when his
master does not have any further use for him because he has produced too.
much. Wage slavery is the cause of all the ills of society, and only by its
abolition will it be removed. Quacks may come and quacks may go, but human misery will remain as long as the system that produces it continues.
Some people are afraid that if the U. S. A. and Great Britain go to war
that our friends to the south of us will take "ou/" country. 'We had the impression that they already had all that there is of it that is worth anything.
LARGEST MEN'S STOKE IN THE WEST
How a spot cash transaction
creates the sensation of
the year in Overcoat Values
250 MEN'S OVERCOATS
—sold to a loeal firm who eould not take delivery—needed
the money—for which we paid spot cash—
Being Cleared at Four Dominant Price
Specials
Regular from $30 to $60 values
$15.75      $19.75
$22.75      $24.75
Every Overcoat of an exceptional quality weave—in a wide range of
materials and styles—is fully guaranteed.
'Your Money's Worth or Your Money Back"
WM. DICK LIMITED
45-47-49 Hastings Street E.
JANUARY CLEARANCE:
ALTHOUGH real genuine Woolens—sueh alone as we, the leading Custom Tailors of this City, handle—are dearor than ever at the
present time ,the Publie looks to us to assist in reducing costs. Now
this is a chance for labor men to get high-grade Tailored to Measure Clothing made by highest paid UNION labor in Sanitary Shops
at priees that put rcady-mades or so-called "To order' '§uits, made
in the East, completely into tlie discard,' because during this SALE
wc are selling
GENUINE CUSTOM-MADE MEN'S
TO ORDER
SUITS
AT
$37.50
that are made to your individual measure and guaranteed fit from
our regular range of $75 Woollens, thus e ffectjag you a saving of
ONE HALF.
At this Clearance we will also make TO YOUB OEDEE our finest
custom-tailored ,
Overcoats at
$35
guaranteed to be from our regular range of Coatings priced at $85.
You thus save considerably OVEE HALF.
As this is a losing proposition for us, wo have put on no extra salesmen, and use no pressure or persuasion to induce sales. It is open
to you to walk into our store and soleot without solicitation. If the
goods and the prices, coupled with our reputation, don't convince
you—DON'T BUY.
Genuinely and Strictly to Order—Wherf Oan You Beat This?
132 Hastings Street East
Between Columbia and Main'
Near Carnegie Library FRIDAY  January 14, 1921 THIRTEENTH. YEAR.   No.  1      THE BRITISH COLUMBIA FEDEEA^'ONIST VANCOUVER, B. C
PAGB THBEE
QUALITY and
SERVICE
THESE   IDEALS   DOMINATE
IN OUB BUSINESS
We use the best material that
money can buy, and your shoes
are always ready just when they
are wanted.
We operate an entirely O.B.U.
Shop, and all work is positively
guaranteed.
The New Method
Shoemaking and
Repairing Co.
337 CARRALL ST.
Just off Hastings St.
Phone R.F. 964,
Skates Sharpened tnd Attached
CON-
LUMBERWORKERS    DISTRICT
VENTION.
The Coast District of Lumberworkers is
now in convention—46 delegates being present. The early part of the week was devoted to committee work, the main proceedings opening on Thursday morning—the Past
Management Committee being the first to report .
Next week the general convention will be
held, to which delegates will arrive from the
various districts as widely scattered as Montreal, Edmonton and Prince Rupert.
The lumber industry, like all others, is
suffering from the effects of the chaos from
the capitalist lack of system, consequently the
majority of the camps are closed, particularly
in the west. In thc cast and short log country which consists mainly of pulp or tie work,
the camps arc still running, but wages have
been cut from 40 to 50 per cent While not
losing sight of the necessity for an edequate
wage—particularly for those having families
to support—the lumber worker is more concerned with elevating his standard of camp
conditions than in mere dollars and cents.
Where thc men are well organized, the results have well repaid the men for their efforts. Much yet remains to be accomplished.
The employers being most reactionary and devoting more thought to expenditure to caring
for the well-being of the four-legged animals
or machinery than they do of the human element, who work and live under inhuman and
illegal conditions.
The Past-Management Committee drew attention to'the fact that 18 per cent, of total
dues had been expended in convention expenses, and 8 per cent, on strikes. They recommended fewer convention and less hunger
strikes. When necessity arose for action it
should be taken on the job. The actions of
the executive during the past term of office
were approved.
The Future Policy Committee report is now
under consideration.
Detroit, Mich.— Pardon of all political
prisoners, including those engaged in industrial union propaganda, is urged in a telegram sent to President Wilson by the Detroit
Federation of Labor .
One of the amusing things in the kept
pross all over the country these days is the
.efforts made to warn the farmers of thc
wickedness of trying to get into a position lo
have something to say about lhe prices of
their products.
JAPANESE WISDOM
It is desirable for a ruler that no man
should suffer from cold and hunger under
his rule Man can not maintain his standard
of morals when he has no ordinary means of
living,—Kcnko Hoshi.
If the Hebrews had heen as, carefully protected from "sedition" as wc are, the wise
men from the East would have been held up
as undesirable' aliens.
While wc arc speculating on the causes for
crime, why not add a healthy thought or two
on the vulgar display of wealth. Should n
civilized woman, for instance, be in a position to bc robbed of $767,000 worth of jewelry
as was reported in thc news recently? \
YOUR HAT OPPORTUNITY
Don't Let It Pass By
CALHOUN GIVES THE
WORKERS what they demand
This is lhe great argument for thc dominant position among Vancouver's hat stores
that Calhoun's—thc popular hat centre—occupies today When the public demanded
distinctive headwear at reasonable rates, wc took thc lead in recognizing this claim
for lower prices, and so satisfactory has been the response that we have decided to
still further reduce our stock of up-to-the-minute hats. We have established a reputation fnr fair and square dealing and mean to maintain it at any cost. We have so
large a variety of sizes and styles that wc expect to sell onc to every well-dressed
man who comes to us.
STETSON
No hat worriment to
thc man who wears a
Stetson. He is pleased with its style, its
quality and thc way
it wears- All colors
and sizes, in silk or
plain finish. Regular
?10 to $15.   Now-
$8,00
BOBSALINO
Wc arc Canada's
larg-
est importers of
superb headwear,
this
con-
scqucntly our   assort
ments are most
com-
plctc.     Come in
silk
or   plain   finish;
all
colors and sizes.
icg-
ular $11 and $12. Now
$8.00'
VANITY—
A well-known make and
a good wearer. Silk
lined with deep leather
sweat band. All colors
and sizes, in silk or plain
finish. Regularly sold
for $14. tfi
Now for       *o
MALLORY— BBOOK-
Al! sizes and   colors   in WOLTHAUSEN—
this beautifully   finished    And   a|| Canadian-made
Reg-
Plain and scratch
$6.59
NO NAME-
A   very   stylish   hat  in
plain and scratch finish.
Regular $10
value.   Now
BUBO—
Our regular $12 line of
this popular- hat.     They
arc all handsomely lined
and colors and sizes arc
complete.     For this sale
wc have reduc-        a„
cd them to               fo
McKIBBON
The new shapes and lhe cheerful shades
in this make' should hit your idea  of
fine    headwear.      Regular   $9.00   and
$10.00.  On sale
now 	
0AP&-
Rcgularly up lo $5 English
Tweed Caps; also best Canadian makes; neat patterns
and all sizes. Your
choice for ..  „.
only   3»1.V3
hat.
finish.
Reg. $10, at
STAPLES-
Black Staple Hats,  with
raw edge and roll brim.
Regular $4,       «« _n
and $6   $2.50
$6.50
hats.   Plain finish,
ular $6 and      a.  _
$7.   Now ....    S54.su
BEAVEBS-
In black, green and
brown. The best wearing
hat that can he bought.
They will outlive several
ordinary hats. Regular
price of these was $18,
but we 've re- at-y
duced them to       3*1*
$6.50
C*
tf*
,<***
LIMITED
61 HASTINOS EAST
Largest Hat Store in West
Vancouver, Hamilton, Winnipeg
Come to Our Great
January
CLEARANCE SALE
that has no equal for sensational value iu Ladies' Eeady-toWear Apparel
Marking down, in this enormous clearance,
our entire stock of Suits, Coats, Dresses and
Skirts
—about one-half priee and lest.
FROM MAKER TO WEARER
683 HASTINOS ST. W.
NEAR OBANVILLB
Fire and Removal Sale
ON AT .
Hub Furniture and Hardware Stores
2203-5 Main Street, Cor. 1 lth Ave.
Entire $15,000 Stock
Must Be Sold Within 14 Days
Premises Must Be Vacated By End
of Month
SOME OF THE SEAL SNAPS
$21.50 all White Pelt Mattress :. $13.75
$59.00 3-Pieee Oak Den Suite $35.50
$95.00 3-Piece Mahogany Parlor Suite, slightly damaged $43.75
$37.50 Mahogany Music Cabinet, slightly damaged : $10.75
$28.75 Mahogany Hall Tree •• $13.95
$185.00 8-Piece Oak Pining Suite, genuine leather-covered chaii's....$139,00
$250 4-Piece Black Walnut Bedroom Suite $149.00
$475.00 7-Piece Bedroom Suite $295.00
$21.50 McClary's Oak Heater $15.76
$108.50 Maple Leaf Range $89.00
A large assortment of Wear-Eyer Aluminum, Enamel Ware, Pyrex
Oven Ware, Crockcty on Sale at greatly reduced prices.
8 Different Patterns Cups and Saucers.   Beg. up $4.50 per doz.   Per
Half Doz., $1.00.   60c Tea Pot, 38c.
Hub Furniture and Hardware Stores
2203-5 Main St., Cor. 11th Ave.
PHONE FAIR 3715.
SOCIALISTS VICTORY
IN MEXICAN STATE
Carry Legislature and Municipal Ofiices in
First Ventura ln State.
Mexico City.—The Socialist party in thc
State of Cainpcche scored a unanimous victory in the legislature and in every municipality in the elections there, according to reports received in Mexico City.
This is the first venture of the Socialist
party in Campcchc. Campechc is on thc
southern Mexican peninsula adjoining Yucatan.   Yucatan is also a Socialist state.
Truro, Nova Scotia.—Present market conditions' ' make it necessary to close down the
condensed milk factories of the Borden Milk
Company in Truro and three other Canadian
cities for the next 60 days, officials of thc
company say.
Yynn, Mass.—Shoe workers have refused
the request of the manufacturers that they
consent to the abolition of thc wage bonus of
20 per cent., which was included in a peace
agreement between the manufacturers and
union men. ,
Truro, Nova Scotia—D. W. Mackenzie of
Malagay, farmer, was the elected' leader, anij
W. F. Way, Sydney Mines, labor, chief whip
at an organization meeting of thc Farmer-
Labor group in thc Nova Scotia provincial
legislature. The Conservative party, the sole
opposition to thc Liberal government in the
last legislature, will have to select a new
leader, because W. L. Hall, its chieftain, was
not onc of a corporal's guard returned in thc
recent elections.
"Some idea of lhe financial magnitude of
the western Canadian farmers' commercial
organizations — Thc United Grain Growers
Limited—may be gleaned from thc fad that
lhe shareholders bave just authorized the
directors lo increase thc capital from $12,-
000,000 to $15,000,000. The company owns
218 country elevators, one great terminal
elevator, 23.1 flour warehouses, a big lumber
mill and accompanying timber limits, and 108
eoal sheds. It also leases 129 elevators from
lhe Manitoba government."
Chicago—Thc International Association of
Machinists, Lodge 13, has offered to send two
thousand of its members to Russia both to
relieve the shortage of skilled machanics there
and to give its unemployed members a means
of supporting their families. PAOE FOUR
THIRTEENTH  YEAR.   No.   1      THE BRITISH COLUMBIA FEDERATIONIST VANCOUVER, B. C. FRIDAY  January 14, 1921
CLAMAN'S    STORE    NEWS
Boys Dept., Second Floor
1921 Price
Announcement Sale
Universal Jumbo Knit
Coat Sweaters
Reduced from $20 to $9.95
A clear saving of $10.05. On the finest coat sweater
in the world. It is no exaggeration so to describe this
coat sweater. Extra heavy weight. In thick, pure wool
of softest quality. . Jumbo-knit for extra strength and
longer service. The pocket tops are made extra strong.
The collars are broad and handsome. The wrists close-
fitting, and warm. In grey, maroon, olive, brown,
green, purple and khaki. Regular $20. ^. ,* ~ _
Sale price  4p7e 7 J
THE HOME Or
I ;..-
Hart Schaffner & Marx Clothes
Claman's
153 Hastings St. West
CANADAS LARGEST EXCLUSIVE STOBE FOB
MEM AND BOTS
REMOVED TO WINNIPEG .
Owing to an amendment to the constitution
of tlie One Big Union being adopted by referendum vote, the General Offices of that
organization have been removed to Winnipeg, all communications to the General
Secretary should be addressed to P. 0. Box
1566, Winnipeg, Man.
Canada is swept by class feeling and condemnation of lawyers in public life is most
common, Rt. Hon. Arthur Meighen, Premier
of Canada, told the Benchers oi the Law
Society of Manitoba.
"The period wc are passing through now,
the premier said, "is something of an enigma,
but this can be said for it, that there is a
greater tendency to class consciousness, to a
belief in clas sintercst, and to a reliance on
class organization than in any previous age.'
Ottawa, Ont.—Three hundred employes in
thc Dominion Post Office department may
be dismissed because a federal Civil Service
Efficiency Council has been organized following a confidential report to thc government
by Griffcnhagen and Associates, Limited,
Chicago efficiency experts.
— :o: —
New York.—A warning that the Amalgamated Textile Workers will use their organized power against attempts by the American Woolen Company to reduce wages has
been sounded b.v A. J. Mustc, secretary of that
organization. "The attempt to reduce wages
cannot but lead lo trouble," says tlie statement
issued by Muste.
San Francisco.—Draper Hand, Ihe policeman whoSc recent revelations of perjury in
lhe Mooney and Hillings cases have given new
hope lo thc defense, has been called before his
superiors to answer to charges of "Insubordination." It is said lhat Hand hesitated
a year before revealing the information he
had.
Detroit, Mich.—Three thousand motonncu
and conductors employed on city and inter*
urban lines operated hy the Detroit United
Railway may bc locked out because of a threatened 20 per cent, reduction in wages. Thc
men, at a largely attended mass meeting, declared their intention to quit work rather than
accept less money.   Thc public is with them.
KIRK'S
Guaranteed Goal
Means—
If our coal is not satisfactory
to you, after you have thoroughly
tried it out, we will remove what
coal is left and charge you nothing for what you have used.
You to be the sole judge.
Kirk & Co.
LIMITED
929 MAIN STREET
Phones Seymour 1441 and 466
Every time you telephone you have
at your ready command, property
worlh millions of dollars- Thousands
are actually used for the long distance call, and for your simplest message you have lhe use of hundreds of
dollars worlh of property.
Thc service must always bc kept up
lo maximum usefulness.
Thc telephone system is a vast, vitalized plant, but is accepted in such a
matter of fact way tbat its immensity
and efficiency is rarely realized.
British Columbia Telephone
Company
Richardson at
Golumbia Sunday
Speaks On British Labor Report
on Situation in Ireland
British Labor recently sent a delegation to
Ireland to look into thc situation there, and
report back to labor what, in their opinion,
was the cause and what was needed for a
cure of the chaotic state of affairs. This
report has bcen made and Tarn Richardson
will deal with it at the Federated Labor Party
meeting on Sunday evening at the Columbia
Theatre.   Doors open at 7. 30.
 :o:—	
MEXICO NOW HAS
SOCIALIST DAILY
Flnt Copy Off the Frew Ooea to Eugene
Debs ln Atlanta Federal Prison
Mexico City—The first Socialist daily to
make its appearance in Mexico, "La Lucha"
(The Struggle) has seen daylight. It started
out in life recently well assured of at least
three months' existence, for it has purchased
paper for that period. Besides it has its own
linotypes and printing presses.
The first number'of "La Lucha" 8to be run
off the press has been sent to Eugene Debs
at the Atlanta federal prison.
Thc managing editor of the paper is Juan
Rico, one of the oldest and ablest propgand-
ists in Mexico, who was expelled from thc
United States about two months ago without
any formality.
COAL
SAVE MONEY by using
PEERLESS COAL
Lump $14 Ton
Stove $13 Ton
We recommend a mixture of half Lump
and half Stove at $13.50 Ton.
This is the best HOUSEHOLD COAL
in Vancouver, bar NONE.
Great Northern
Transfer Co.
420 CAMBIE ST.
Phone Sey. 404-6-6
Halifax, Nova Scotia.—Joint action will be
taken by members-elect of the Farmer and
Independent Labor party groups at coming
sessions of the provincial legislature, it was
announced following a conference. They will
form thc largest opposition party.
Moncton, New Brunswick.—Shop employes
of the Canadian National Railways in Moncton and other places have decided to accept
the government's offer to keep all men employed if they would agree to a cut from 44
to 40 hours a week for the next three months.
Seattle, Wash. Seattle Union Record, thc
daily owned and operated by organized labor,
has purchased a four-story building which it
will occupy March 1. Thc building was bought
for $80,000 An additional press will be installed, which will make it possible to increase the circulation to 100,000 the editors
have announced.
There Are Reasons
Why
I get results  when others  fail.
Twelve years' aetual experience.
Dr. W. Lee Holder
Chiropraotio, Diet, Hydor-
Therapy.
HOUBS:
1 to 5 Mon., Wed.,; Pri., 1 to 8
Sey. 8633. Bay. 4023B
Fourth Floor.
PANTAGES
Next Week
THE BOKSDJI TEOUPE
Season's Spectacular Sensation
OTHER BIG FEATURES
The Building Sold
Bruce Forced Out
Men's Overcoats
50 Overcoats in good wearing Tweeds, well
cut with big comfortable fitting collars, in
Ulsters, Belters, etc., reg. prices to $40
Price  $21.50
C. D. Bruce
Limited
Cor. Homer and Hastings Sts.

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