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Array THE BRITISH
INDUSTRIAL UNITY:   STRENGTH.
OFFICIAL PAPER:   VANCOUVER tBADES AND LABOR COUNCIL.
POLITICAL UNITY:  yiCTOBf
THIRTEENTH YEAR. No. 16.
FOUR PAGES
VANCOUVER, B. C, FRIDAY HORNING, APRIL 29,1921,
$2.50 PER YEAR
Workers Decide to
Hold May Day Parade
and Demonstration
Mayor Gale States City CouncU Has No Power to Stop
Itr-Provisions of Bylaw Will Be Carried
Out—Kavaangh Threatened—Workers
WiU Protect Him
AT a mass meeting of workers held in the Pender HaU on
Wednesday night, it was unanimously decided to hold a
May'Day parade and (demonstration; This decision was arrived
at after the deputation which was instructed to wait on the
mayor had reported that his worship had not banned the parade,
•nd had admitted that neither he nor the city council had the
tower to do so, unless there was danger of a preach of the peace,
rot had made the request that no parade be held.
J. Kavanagh, in giving the report, stated that he had pointed
Wit to the mayor that the workers had not been guilty of any
tr der, which the mayor had admitted was perfectly true, but
mayor had, however, requested that no parade or meeting
an Cambie Street grounds be held.
A motion was offered to the effect that a parade and meeting
be held and that the city bylaws be complied with. This caused
■ome little debate on the provisions of the new bylaw passed
on Wednesday morning, but the motion was adopted
Unanimously.
On Wedneiday morning a d.le-f. nil that It was rood Inaurance and
(ation'from th. Worken Council
Tinted tht City Hall ta protest
kcatnst the disturbance caused by
M-caMed loyal citizens on Friday
laat.     Jack   Kavanagh   acted   aa
Kikesman (or the delegation, and
ermed the council that the work-
Ma considered that they Bhould not
ba asked to call off their meetings,
IB the Interests of peace, whilst
those who had Incited to riot, and
Who had boasted about doing so,
had not been arrested. The workers of this pity were not going to
ba Intimidated by the elements who
■ause the trouble,
The mayor stated that Friday's
■ccurrence was not an attempt to
Intimidate labor, but to stop a Sinn
Pain meeting. At no time hail tho
authorities attempted ta intimidate
tha workers. It wu pointed out
that letters advocating violence
bad appeared ln the Sun, one of
which had since been repudiated
by the alleged writer as a forgery.
Sad he, Kavanagh, been the Instigator of the trouble on Friday night
bis heels would not hava touched
the ground until he landed ln the
» o lice station. "That ls the truth,"
said the mayor.
Scribbena Takes a Hand
' Alderman Sorlbbens made a
statement supporting tht potltton
tt the Council of Workers, and
pointed out that the counoll had
bttn told on Friday morning that
atttmpts would be made to stop the
Meeting, yet no measures were
taken to prevent trouble. In answer to a question, the mayor admitted boing told that fifteen platoons
Wtre being organized to break up
last Sunday's parade and meeting.
Hot the authorities ,but certain Interests Wtrt charged with intimidation.
A report of the delegation's visit
to the City Council was made at
tbe meeting and those present
Were Informed that Information
bad been secured from a certain
place to tho effect that a statement
I been made in business circles
that It would be a good thing if
Kavanagh was missing some mom-
big.
It was Stated that the mayor and
City CouiTcil had been informed
that some persons making threats
against he workers would be made
'to aet as security for the lives of
any representative of the workers,
AT
Federated  Labor  Party
Changes Meeting
Place
The regular Bunday meeting on
May 1 will be held in the F. L. p.
Hell. 148 Cordova streft, Instead
Ot the Columbia theatre. Thc
Ipeaker a wtll be R. H. Neelands,
If. L. A., and It. P. Pettlplece.
The general meeting will be held
Tueeday, May 8, at 8 p.m.   Every
ttmber li urged to take part ln
Eay Day parade and demonstration at Cambie street grounds.
Don't forget the party rally on
.prtl 80 at I p.m. Oood program-
m, danolng and refreshments, I.
. 0. F. Hall, Main street.
; Court martial sentences announ-
•d reoently Include 10 years' penal
•rvltude for a Bffgo nurse named
.Inday Kearns, who was arrested
Dublin on Nov. 80. Lilian
lawes, of Queenstown, who was
tntenced to one year's Imprison-
lent, Is stated to have possessed
artleulars of a court martial trial,
icludlng a list of officers.
that collection would be made In
the event of any harm coming to
Kavanagh or any. other member of
the working elan.
J. Kavanagh, ln making his report, stated that Aid. Sorlbbens had
done his best In fhe City Council ln
the Interests of the workers.
South Vancouver delegates, along
with representatives of the Lumber
Workers, Pile Drivers, Street Rallwaymen, Longshoremen, VC. N. U.
X. of Vancouver and South Vancouver ,thc Socialist Party of Canada; the Federated Labor Party,
Marine Firemen and Oilers, Sailors
and other organisations, stated that
their organizations were behind the
meeting ln whatever action was
taken.
The parade will line up at the
Pender Hall at 2 p.m; sharp. The
route will be Pender street t« OranviUe, Granville to Hastings, Hastings to Cambie street, Cambie street
to Cordova, Cordova to Main, Main
to Georgia, where the parade will
wheel and return to Hastings atreet
and proceed to Cambie street, and
direot to the grounds, where Geo,
Armstrong of Winnipeg, Mrs. Corse,
J. Harrington, W. A. Prltchard and
Tom Rlehardion will address the
meeting.
The chief of police Is to be notified of the route in compliance with
the bylaws, and a Union Jack will
head the parade, also ln acoord
with the provisions of the bylaw
governing parades and demonstrations. If possible to secure them,
two bands wtll be ln attendance.
In the event of the weather being such as to preclude an open air
meeting, meetings will be held in
the Pender, Longshoremen'! and
Lumber Workers' halls.
The C. P. R. shops at Montreal
will operate four days a week until further notice.   About 8000 men
are affected.
. The London Dally Herald, the
Labor dally of England, has a circulation of 285,000.
HE
WROTE IEITER
Crowe-Swords  Says He
Never Wrote to Vancouver Sun ■,
In an issue of the Vancouver Sun
of the week beginning April 17,
there appeared a letter purporting
to have been written by Mr. Crowe
Swords. On Monday morning, Mr,
Crowe-Swords phoned The Federatlonist and stated that he had never
written the letter In question, and
that he had been to see the editor
of the Sun, and had so Informed
him.
He also stated that he had seen
the letter In question, and that he
considered lt waa written by a woman, the handwriting being of a
distinctly feminine type, the address
given being wrong, and one at
which he used to reside. He also
stated that he had never given the
question which the letter covered,
a moment's thought, and that he
considered that the paper responsible for publishing a letter should
correct the wrong Impression given
out, and Intimated that unless thie
was done, he.would take legal action, In view of the above, it will
be well for readers of the dally
press to give but little credence to
letters appearing In the newspapers, as lt Is not an unknown thing
for editors to write letters to themselves, and to answer them, ln order to keep up a certain amount of
Interest in their iheets, which
might otherwise suffer from lack
of support,
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Whist Drive and Dance
In Aid of The FederationiBt Maintenance Fund
Pender Hall
Friday, April 29th, 1921
WHIST 8 to 10 DANCING 9 to 1     '.
Ladles Are Requested to Bring Cake*
Oents SOc
ladies 26o
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STORIES DENIED
BY
Street Railwaymen Say
There Is No Truth in
Press Reports   ,
O.B. U. Organizers Are
. Meeting With Success
in the West
The stories appearlac In tht
press to tht effect that tht Strttt
Rallwaymen of Winnipeg were to
withdraw (rom the O. B. U., and
that this, eoupled with tht resignation of V. Jt. Mldglty at genera!
aeeretary, would spell the death of
tht O. a. V., wert evidently inspired hy those that wished to tet
the O. B. IT. go out of tplstenee.
Information from Winnipeg thows
that tht situation It w follows:
Midgley resigned over, a month ago,
but the atory has been revived by
the Winnipeg press, with tht obtot
ef discouraging the Street Railway-
men who are now having trouble
with the compnny, and to adversely affect the May Day celebration,
It at all possible.
At a meeting of the Winnipeg
Street Rallwaymen, held on Wednesday evening, the following resolution was passed: •
"That this meeting of the Stree}
Railway Employees Unit of the 6.
B. U„ go on record aa condemning
the article In the Free Press, regarding the supposed break up of
the O. B. U. as being a mis-statement of fact, untrue In substance,
and totally misrepresenting the
true facts."
Another resolution passed waa as
follows:
''Resolved that motormen and
conductors of the Strttt Railway
Unit of the O, B. U., ln mast meeting assembled, instruct the negotiating oommlttee to go hack to the
company and demand that the
Street Railway Employees' IMlt of
the O. B. U. be recognized ln full;
falling that, the committee shall
have the power "to use what
methods they deem best to bring
about the desired effect."
As another example of the death
of the O. B. U„ Bob Russell and
Dick Johns are meeting with great
success In their organizing efforts
ln Saskatchewan, and the organisation ls growing both east and
west, and it would appsar that the
hopes of those that hava killed the
O. B. U. on jo many previous oo-
oaslons, have still some to go be-
fore they are realized.
UNITED STATES
Harding Prescribes Big
Dose of Capitalist
Aspiration
(By Paul Hanna,' Federated Press
Staff Correspondent)
Washington — If the powers of
Europe will permit the United
States to approve the Versailles
treaty without the League of Nations, then the United States will
accept the treaty, with no obligation to help enforce it. That, ln
brief, is what President Harding
said In the message to Congress
whloh spurned the League of Nations and proclaimed America's
entrance upon a new course of
single-handed Imperialism.
The lone hand announced by
President Harding will be accompanied and strengthened by all the
attributes of imperialism. These
attributes are:
The strongest navy ln the world;
The biggest merchant marine ln
the world;
American-owned oables and ra
dio systems covering the world,
' American markets reserved  for
American capitalists;      '
Subsidized campaign by American capitalists to win foreign markets.
"I give notice that the United
States means to establish and maintain a great merchant marine,"
said the president, . . . "Our
Inland transportation and our
shipping must havt government
encouragement. ... To meet
strategic commercial and political
needs, government aid must bt
given to American-owned and op
erated cable and radio services.
, . There Is little sentiment In the
trade of the world, Trade cnn and
ought to be honorable, but lt knows
no sympathy. , . merest prudence forbids 'that we disarm alone.'
All these Blsmarcklan utterances
by the new president evoked spontaneous cheers In congress. Only
a man here and thero in the audience can be said to have realized
that he was listening to the old nationalist prescription which has always bcen used In the upbuilding-—
and the destruction—of great empires. But their reactions, mirrored the primitive instinct. They
were absolutely silent when the
pr.nld.nl said America would always bo "In harmony with an.
movement toward the higher nt-
talnm-iuts of peace."
Denver—To support plans of the
International Typographical Union
to put Into effect the 44-hour week,
more than 16,000 printers In the
United States are expected to walk
out on May 1, according to John
McPartland, International ' president, and J. W. Hays, secretary-
treasurer ot Indianapolis.
Hand tht Fed. to your thopmale
when you are through with It.
ATTENTION!
ON Thursday afternoon the Police Commissioners decided that they would not allow
any meeting on the Can|ble street grounds on
Sunday afternoon. The (Mayor, however, intimated that the parade wuld be held and the
meeting held on the Oral at the Exhibition
grounds at Hastings Payk.
.. The Workers' Council at & meeting held last
night decided that a parade would be held and
the usual route followed,to Gore Avenue, when
it will disband and thos.} taking part can then
go to the Park by car or other methods. The
council is endeavoring to have the B. C. E. R4
put on special cars for the occasion. The meeting at the Park will commence promptly at
8:30 p.m. .,..    .
WORKERS COME IN JfOUR THOUSANDS
AND GIVE YOUR ANSWER TO THOSE
WHO WOULD INTIMIDATE YOU   .
EFFECT OF
No  Coal  Being  Moved
for Commercial
Purposes
Troops Held  Ready  to
Shoot If Bosses
Give Word       /
The Btrlking miners of Great
Britain are ■till Handing firm.
Slight concessions have been given
by the government ana by the
miners, but the big issues are still
far from aettlement.
More and more the publlo Is beginning to realize that the men's
contentions are right—that industry Is only possible either on the
basis of a pool or some other sys-.
tem by whloh the wealthier districts will aid the less favored.
The mine owners praotlcaliy admit this, but for argument's'sake
deolare the pool and all suoh systems "economically ' unsound,"'
whatever that may mean.
The railroad men have received
Instructions not to move any coal
destined for commercial purposes,
and oa a result of this many men
have been discharged, but again re-
Instated when the companies were
threatened with a tie-up.
The Transport Workers have also
taken the same stand and refuse
to handle coal from foreign ports.
Ooal that is being destined for use
in hospitals and homes, however,
is being handled.
Many factories havo been compelled to close down, and lt ls estimated that between 800 and 900
steamers are tied up owing to the
stagnation of trade and the strike.
Oreat numbers of troops are in
evidence ln London and in all mining districts.
"The present crisis is far more
serious to the working classes than
that of 1014. Whereas ln 1914
troops were drafted to Belgium to
destroy German militarism, .today
tho reserves are being mobilised to
shoot down the very comrades with
whom they fought side by side ln
the 'war to end war,'" says Tom
Griffiths,  M. P. for Pontypool.
The Daily-Herald reports that
Tom Myers, M.P., declared that secret meetings had taken place'between the government and the
coal owners' representatives*
Many arrests have been made
in connection with the strike flnd
severnl workers have received sentences for allo'ged disturbances or
thc peace. Instructions have bcen
Issued to the police that any member of the Communist Party of
Great Britain who attempts in any
way to use the present crisis for the
purpose of Stirling up disccontent
or as a text for Communist propaganda among men locked out or on
strike, ls to be arrested Immediately.
Moscow—A message from Baku
says that the Azerbaldan government has issued a child-feeding decree, by which all children from
birth to the age of 16 shall receive
all necessities, food, clothes, etc.,
free from thejjitatc, Irrespective of
their parents  social conditions.
Be sure to notify tbe post office
M loon as you change your address.
BY
<rM
No
Publicity  Given
These Murders by
Daily Press /
to
ieign of Terror by "Black
I     and Tans" Still
Continues
a
A great deal of noise and pub
Jl^ity has been given by the' capl-
,tAjtst press in connection with the
execution last week of Mrs. K.
.MftcCarron of Scotstown, Ireland,
by /the Irish Republican Army. She
w«# "tried, convicted and executed
by'the I. B. A. for being a spy and
informer." Nothing, however, has
been published of the murders
committed by the "Black and
Ta,ns" and British military forces
during the past year. Since the
flrat of January, 1920, 99 persons
were deliberately assassinated, 86
murdered while In custody, and 98
killed by indiscriminate firing by
these forces. During the first two
montha of this year 67 have been
added to this number, while incomplete information for March
adds another 200 to the list. Among
these up to the end of February
were tho following women:
■^February 2, Mies Helen Johnson,
Limerick City, shot dead while on
her way home, by soldiers firing
Indiscriminately In the streets.
.March 22, Miss Ellen Hendrlck,
Dublin City, shot dead by a riotous
party of soldiers who broke barracks and flred indiscriminately ln
the streets;
.July 1, Miss M. Counlhane, Llm
ericlc City, fatally injured by police
when escaping from her home ln
th^ offices of the Republican news
paper, "The Munster News," into
which the police at midnight had
thrown bombs and petrol, zing
and wrecking the premises,
November 1, Mrs. Helen Qulnn
(a^ed 86), Gort, County Galway
woman within two months of childbirth, was shot--dead by police ln a
passing lorry wfijfe standing iii
front of her house, with a baby of
nine months,,ln her arms. There
had been lio attack on the police
and no 'provocation whatever,
There was no other person In the
vicinity.
November 8, Miss O'Connell,
aged 16, Ardfert(> County Kerry,
shot dead in the st|^et by military,
who opened fire promiscuously on
8O0ie hoVs and young mijn who rnn
avyny In fear when tho soldiers
jumped from their lorries.
-.November 21, Miss Jnne Boyle,
Ijenriox Street, Dublin, shot dead
wftori Iarfi.il forces of military opened deliberate and unprovoked fire
which was kept up for 10 minutes
on: a crowd of several thousand
spectators at a football match at
Crekc- Park, Dublin. Michael Ho-
gam,, a member of the Tlpperary
tetfrfi, was shot at the goal post,
Dec. 23, Sirs. M. Ryan, Bridge
Street, Calloh County, Kilkenny,
mortally wounded by being shot at
fo* police. Residents of Callon
Were ordered by police to remain
Indoors and keep their houses
closed while the funeral of a policeman (who was killed In mistake
by an English patrol) was passing
through the town. When the
(Continued en page 4)
Meetings iii O.B.U. Hall
For the Coming Week
804  PENDER STREET  WEST
SUNDAY—Irish Self-DclO-mination League.
MONDAY—Plledrivere.
WEDNESDAY—Genernl "Workers.
THURSDAY—Plasterers' Helpers and Workers Couneil.
FRIDAY—Irish Self-Determination League Dance.
SATURDAY—Dance, 9 to 12.
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BLUE BOOK ADDS
TD
2,471,000 War Casualties
and Heroes Are
Unemployed     ^,
Many Courtsmartial During Period of
the War
London—At a moment whan unomploymont ii at IU height, and
the fovernment la backing coal-owners in their onslaught on wages,
cornea a timely reminder in tho
form of a Blue Book that two-and-
a-half million men died or. Buffered
in the "war to make the world safe
for democraoy."
._£ table ln the Blue'Book shows
the war casualties In tho British
army (Including ths ■ Territorial
force), reported as having occurred
between Auguat 4, 1*14, and September 30, 1919.
These casualties, including killed,
wounded and missing weref
Odlcera  s    116,781
Other ranks 2,854,3.1
Total  _,4.1,162
The total of permanent and temporary penalons to disabled warrant .Ulcere, N. C, O.'s and men
from the beginning of the war to
March 21, 1919, was 684,897, while
the allowance for children totalled
146,610.
Courts Martial
Partlculars^are also given In the
report ot general, district and Held
courts martial on soldiers at home
and abroad held during the period
August 4, 1814, to September 80,
1919, the ftgures relating not only
to the British army, but to overseas
Dominion troops, colored labor
etc, The total was 287,049, whloh
were dlspoaed of aa followa:
Convictlona  256,784
Acquittals     21,735
Quashed      4,723
Not confirmed      3,1
Total  287,049
' Bricklayers and Masons Help
The Vancouver Bricklayers and
Masons have contributed the sum
of 1.0 to The Federatlonist Maintenance Fund. This organization ls
not very large, and ita members
have had quite a lot of unemployment, so the contribution' Is even
more expressive than the sum in
dloates.
Patronise Fed Advertisers.
L
Demonstrations Will Be
Held in Various Parts
of World
The Communist Purty of Russia
has issued a May Day proclamation
which says Jn ita opening paragraph:
"The heavy burden of war has
given this feast of the proletariat
a serious check, but the Bed army
has crushed the international counter-revolution, and we can now givo
thc occasion greater solemnity."
Atter detailing suggested celebrations, the proclamation concludes;
"When organizing such festivals,
one must omit everything likely to
hurt the religious i'eelings and traditions of those-who have not yet
emancipated themselves from religion,'
May Day In Frnnco
The General Confederation of
Labor intends to bring about a total si op page of work ln France on
Mny 1.
French troops will in all prob-
nbllfty be choking the gravelled
roads of tho, Buhfr Valley, for the
purpose of transferring tlm wealthy district to French control. What
the rniiiers will do remains to be
seen. French bayonets have so far
prevented them from giving sup
port to the British miners.
And In Britain
Great Brituin will see Labor out
In full force all over the country,
ln spite of the present strike. The
parades and demonstrations are
expected to bc the biggest on record
because Labor, in that country, is
chafing at the actions of thc government and the snobocracy
agninst the wealth producers,
Belgian Labor and German Labor will make the most of May Day
by parades and demonstrations.
Italian Labor may have nnother
clash with the Fascltti during the
demonstrations. And the rest of
Europe, anl parts Of Asia will join
in tho world-wide celobratlon of
International Labor Day.
A Wild Goose Chase
Complaints continue to come In
from prairie towns to the effect
that a majority of the unemployed
now being sent from Vancouver to
eastern points as rarm hands are
unable to flnd employment, A
great number of these men arc mechanics and they arc helping to
flood the market to the detriment
of theNrefil.deht mechanics. A. communication from tho Bricklayers'
Union of Moose Jaw, fin.sk., statos
that advertisements appearing In
the B. C. press for bricklayers is
misleading. No agreement has been
signed with the muster builders
yet.
Did you overlook our appeal for
fundfl?
"Law and Order" Crowd
Once Again Creates
Disorders on Streeta
Attempt to Break Up Lawful Meeting After Mayor
Stated He Had No Power to Stop It-"Re*w
Keep Order Inside l^hile "Patriots"
Cause Nesr Riots Outside
Aiif
"The flag that braved a thousand year*
The battle and the breeze"
had not already been sufficiently disgraced and discredited in
Vancouver on previous similar occasions, another strenuoua
effort was staged last Friday evening to subject the national
emblem to still further discredit and disgrace, when a mad mob
of hoodlum patriots, apparently recruited largely from the nonproductive portion of the community, held an unlawful assembly
on Pender Street outside the Dominion Hall (in which Lindsay-
Crawford was speaking) and during a eouple of hours-did their
Idirtiest and damnedest to demonstrate beyond all doubt that, in
their conception at least, the flag of the empire stands for tie
absolute negation of those ideals of personal liberty, free speech,
fair play, and_wlf-determlnation, in defense of which the stupendous carnage Jn Europe was professedly perpetrated, and to
identify that flagjiiseparably and irrevocably with the insensate
mob brutality of which the human animal alone is capable and
in which the so-called brute beasts of the jungle do not- even
attempt to vie with the lords of creation.
Indications of such possible hap-fthls decision was taken,  was  at-
penlnts had not been wanting for
weeks past; and the local press,
true to form, had duly dent Its aid
In fomenting auch possibilities.
Specific determination to bring
matters to a head on Friday had
finally been decided in the earlier
part of the day, when some of the
prime movers of this lawless outbreak, prominent among them being J. J. Banfield, attended at the
City Hall and demanded of the
mayor that he would prevent, the
visiting orator from holding a
meeting.
Hsid Jfo Power
When the mayor pointed out that
under the city's charter he had absolutely no lawful authority to prevent such meetings, the deputation
withdrew to make arrangements
for taking the law into their own
hands—not scrupling flrst to dub
the chief magistrate a "coward"
and warn him threateningly of the
consequences of his refusal to
usurp an authority to which he hod
no lawful claim.
In view of the situation which
had thus developed, a meeting of
workers was held in the Loggers'
Hall during the afternoon, at which
the City Hall proceedings were narrated and considered, with the result that it was unanimously deolded that the workers constitute
themselves custodians of law and
order and be on hand to deal
effectively with any lawless attempt
to prevent the exercise of free
speech at the evening meeting In
the'Dominion Hall.
The afternoon meeting, at which
South Vancouver Meeting
A public meeting will be held in
the Municipal Hall at the corner
of 43rd and Eraser this (Friday)
evening, at 8 p.m., under the auspices of the Federated Labor Party.
It. H. Neelands, M. L. A., and K.
P. Pettlplece will speak.
S. P. of C. Will Hold Debate on May
8th
In spite of rumors to the contrary, the usual propiigmida meeting of the S. P. ot C. was held laat
Sunday night. The Interest and
excitement generated by the brass
band and hooligan tactics of the respectable, Ood-feHring and Empire
loving lew and order screamers,
drew a full house to the Bmpprosb
theatre.
Thc meeting was carried on in
the usual orderly manner, and the
addresses given by 3. Earp and J.
Kavanagh were followed closely,
and well received. Many Questions
were asked and answered in a convincing manner. , The speakers for
next Sundny will ne V. Mengel, T.
O'Connor nnd W. A. Pritchard.
Arrangements for a debate on the
following question, "Are the Principles Taught by Jesus Christ, Advantageous to the Working Class,"
have been completed. The debate
will be held in the Empress on
Sunday afternoon of May 8, ot 3
o'clock.
Mr. P. O. Drost, of the City Mission, Abbott strent, threw down the
challenge to debate the above question, a few weeks una, and Local
No. 1 of the S. P. of C. took it up.
TWe Bev. A. E. Cooke will take
the affirmative, aiftl J. D. Harrington thc negative position. Don't
forget May 8.
tended by several hundred com-.
radeu, and was to have been ad-
ressed by the editor ot a new
"weakly* of the ultifa-Jlngo type,
who, however, did not materialize,
apparently Judging discretion to bo
the better part of valor, in his
stead, Comrade Kavanagh took
spirited exception to a local "dictatorship of the bourgeoisie" which
would put the White Terror Into
operation In Its harshest form, and
suggested that the C. N. U. X. men
form a body of ushers for the occasion. He did not Identify himself particularly with the IrMh Self-
Determlnatlon League, but took
the general ground that the workers could not afford to have free
speech suppressed; while it might
be all right, for those who chose,
to wear the green, he said, "we
will wear the rod ribbon of the
class we belong to."
Were There ln Advance
In accordance with the decision
arrived at, the comrades were In
evidence an hour in advance of the
meeting on Friday evening and the
red and green ribbons did not go
so badly together after all. The
doors were opened af4:15, ond by
7:30 there was not much room left
for invaders. For about half en
hour the audience were entertained
with lively plaifto music, of yhlch
they expressed their appreciation;
and In addition, D. McCarthy song
"The Harp of Tara" In a delightful
lyric tenor, which called forth such
applause that he added "My Irish
Jaunting Car" In an almost equally
pleasing baritone. When Crawford
entered, the tumultuous and prolonged applause left no shadow of
a doubt that he was going to gel
a hearing. *
The chairman was Lieut. N, J.
Egan, a local returned mnn, neither
imposing In stature nor pretentious
ln manner, but evidently not devoid
of either courage or intelligence.
-He stated that, when the present
king was crowned, he was himself
a student in Germany; being a patriotic Britisher, he naturally displayed a British flag on that occasion. His flag was torn down,
ho was thrown into jail, and,
though dismissed by the magistrate, was barely let go with a rep-
(Contlnued on page S)
To Arrange Contracts to
Supply Goods to
Russia
Montreal—Leonid Krassin, commercial envoy for the Soviet government of Bussia, has sent wort1
that he intends visiting Canada lithe summer With a view of discussing with the government and Cnn
sdlon manufacturers the1 possibility of supplying Bussia with loco-
motives, agricultural implements,
clothing and shoes.
The Bussian government, Krassln declares, must have the help of
the British Empire to restore Industry in Bussia,
About forty million dollars worth
of rolling stoek destined for Bussia Jnst beforc the close of the war,
is now lying along the tracks of tho
C. P. B. at Port Coquitlam. The
Canadian government Is Alleged to
have assumed tho flnnncial responsibility for these supplies, and has
held up their removal to Bussio,
not because of Soviet Bussia could
not pay for them, but because of
the particular form of government.
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FRIDAY	
...April 28, 1921
SUNDAY, May the 1st, will be May
Day, a day that at one time was set
aside for enjoyment by thi people, but
which today has a new meaning, a _ new
significance, due to the fact that the international proletariat has
MAY DAY made it a day on which to
AND ITS demonstrate their solid ar-
MPORT ity  and  to   voice  their
hopes and desires. All
'down through the ages the human family
has been struggling for freedom. History
is the history of slave systems of society
.'and that history is filled with the cry for
.freedom. The story of human society ia
the story of the slaves of all ages, who,
in toil, sweat and blood, have made human
advancement possible. But today a new
ora is opening up, a new system of society
is in sight, and the cry of the proletariat
would appear about to be answered,
and humanity freed from slavery—a day
when the words of Bobbie Burns
0 Death 1 the poor man's dearest friend,
The kindest and the best!
.  Welcome the hour my aged limbs
'Are laid with thee at rest.
The great, the wealthy, fear thy blow,
From pomp and pleasure torn;
But, Oh \_ blest relief to those
That weary-laden mourn 1
will not longer be true, but life, life in
the fullest and greatest sense, will be the
lot of all humanity. Life in abundance
and free from poverty and want will
greet every one at birth. Such is the
dream of the working class of all countries. But it will take effort and knowledge to bring it about. Workers, you
have a mission to perform. Will you be
capable and courageous enough to do itf
We think so.
ONCE again the petty bourgeoisie of
Vancouver have displayed their anarchistic tendencies. While loudly shouting about law and order and loyalty, etc.,
etc., ad nauseaum, every law was broken
and order became
ANOTHER relegated to the baok-
EXAMPLE Of      ground by a disorder-
ANABCHY ly mob.   Stripped of
all the flag-wagging
bombast, last Friday's demonstration of
imbecility and terrorism on Fender
Street was nothing more or less than than
the negation of all law and order and an
expression, by noise, of the anarchistic
tendencies and outlook of that section of
the people that ii neither one thing or the
Other, but whieh at all timet upholds the
present system of society, even though
their lives are one constant round of
struggles to hang on against the encroachments of big business. Led by a man who
poses as a man of peace, C. W. Whittaker, the actions of the mob savored of the
methods of the Black and Tans in Ireland.
Law abiding citizens were intimidated
while going about their lawful business,
and were threatened by a lawless mob,
whose passions and patriotism, like the
barbarians of old, had to be roused by
noise.
•■..'• •
The demonstration was supposed to be
an expression of public opinion against
those things that Lindsay Crawford
stands for, and also an expression against
the "bolshevism" that is in our midst.
We, however, are of the opinion that
those who took part in the demonstration,
Including that "gallant defender" of the
empire and law and order, already referred to, neither-know what the cause of
the Irish movement is, or understand what
Bolshevism or any other ism means, except that particular cult to which they
adhere, and what they think it will eventually give them in the way of material
things. While posing as idealists, they
are the grossest materialists. Noise to
them sounds like profound wisdom, and
anarchy as the only method to uphold the
empire of capitalism that they worship.
tt. '. S' . *t
With Lindsay Crawford we have little
in oommon, and from a working-class
viewpoint we imagine that we could make
out a much better case against hi^i than
can our muddle-brained capitalistic editorial writers or those who swallow all
that is served up to them in the daily
press, or those who from the pulpit attempt to rouse the passions of the people
against the working class, for while the
demonstration was on the surface against
the Irish movement, the real purpose was
to Intimidate the working class in this
city, whose common sense has been the
moans on many occasions of preventing
trouble and disorder when thc supporters
pf law and order broke loose in their
senseless and unrestrained violent denunciations of things and movements that
they do not understand. Tho reds in our
midst are thc sanest men in the community, for they do understand the forces that
■ are working in society, and, understanding them, conform to thcra, while the so-
called loyalists and flag-waggors, unable
tb see thc causes of the movements that
spring up in society, at all times stand
in the way of progress, and at the same
time imagine they can kill ideas by noise
and disorder.
* * *
As an example of the confusion of
thought that prevails in the minds of
those who uphold all that is reactionary,
tho following extract from an editorial in
the Sun is, to say the least, enlightening:
"The liberty of free speech cannot
be dragged across into the license of
sedition without bringing into existence a  volume  of public protest,
backed up by lawful demonstrations
of loyalty and law-abiding foroe sufficient to dispel completely the menace
of political anarchy."
The mayor has stated that under the
Criminal Code an unlawful assembly is
defined as follows:
'A gathering of three or more persons who by their conduct give rise
to fears that the peace will be disturbed."
But we will suppose that the larger
part of the people, which is composed of
the working class, were to attempt, to
prevent C. W, Whittaker or the Rev.
Gabriel Maguire, or any other piffle dispenser, from airing their views, would
that demonstration be looked upon as a
lawful or loyalist demonstration? We
trow not. But we oan imagine "publio
opinion" being dispelled by machine guns
or some other death-dealing instruments.
Such is capitalistic democracy.
* » *
Crime, says Mr. Whittaker, is caused by
the disregard of the law.   We suppose,
however, that his disregard for the law
last week will not place him in the criminal class, while as a matter of fact, if
any worker or representative of the workers who are unemployed had done what
he did last week, he would have been arrested and by this time have been sentenced to a term in gaol or deportation,
We take it that this disciple of the lowly
Nazarene was well pleased when he read
the" following passage which appeared'in
the World on Saturday:
" 'You Huns I' 'Traitor!'  'You Sinn
Fein swine, get back to Ireland!'
'Canada first!  were tjie savage verbal onslaughts that greeted those who
passed through the lane in the crowd
directly across Pender Street."
That no doubt represents the culture of
hira and his kind. He also was no doubt
gratified by the onslaught that was made
by his followers on tho women who attended the Crawford meeting. Not being
overburdened by a democratic outlook, he
will possibly feel that the Empire is now
safe, especially when he remembers that
it has been the common cry of all patriots
within the British Empire that "Women
and children come first," and that the
church which he is a member of has always claimed that it ministered to the
gentle sex.
4. $. •
Noise, flags, and the blathering of
mealy-mouthed supporters of capitalism
cannot stem the tide of progress. Ideas
are the outcome of conditions and, not
like the views of metaphysically minded
people, made out of nothing but their
own vaporings, and the ideas that are permeating the minds of the members of the
working class, and particularly the returned men, who, muoh to the chagrin of
the master class, are adopting the ideas
of the industrial proletariat, are born of
conditions that prevent men from obtaining the necessities of life. The struggle
for an existence under capitalism is becoming keener as the days go by. The
democracy which was supposed to be
fought for on Flanders Fields has not
materialized. It cannot be gained under
a system that enslaves the greater part of
the human race, for slavory and freedom
cannot go together, the two terms being
a negation of eaeh other, hence the growing solidarity of the working class, a solidarity that instead of being disrupted by
mob outbreaks on the part of the upholders of law and order, is strengthened
by every display of class antagonism and
the class discrimination in the dispensation of capitalistic laws. The workers
have been told from time immemorable
that the laws are framed to cover all
classes, but the sanctity with which they
have cloaked the laws of their masters
has been stripped off by the class
whose laws they are. They have been revealed in their true light, and the violation
of those laws by those in whose interests
they were enacted will not do anything to
make the workers respect either the laws
or the class that framed them. But there
is ono law at work that neither the master
nor the workers can change. It is the
only never changing law, the law of
change, which cannot be prevented from
operating by noise or machine guns. The
structure of modern socioty is such that
the necessity of the people demands that
a change shall take place. It demands
that the economic structure of society
shall be changed in order that the people
may live and at last become free from the
bonds of human slavery, dogmatism,
and the domineoring of such men as
Whittaker and all his type who today
uphold that system that gives to those
that toil an ever-increasing degree of mis-
cry and degradation. In the meantime if
the authorities allow disorder and attempts to intimidate the workers, then it
will become neccssaryfor the members of
the working class to preserve order, and
they will, and can, do it.
V\rHILE workers are chasing rain-
VV bows, protesting against the employment of Asiatics, and governments aro
considering the advisability of preventing
Orientals from  owning land, the  capi-
_„- ' talistic world is
MUST BE falling to pieces.
SOLVED Naturally,   those
INTERNATIONALLY who toil are most
concerned about
the question of getting a living, but ovon
in Canada, whieh the premier has stated
is not as bad as many other countries, the
conditions are getting, worse, and a
perusal of the Dominion Oovernment statistics will demonstrate that work is
getting more and more difficult to obtain.
At the same time that tlie agitation for
the exclusion of tho Asiatic is being carried on, offorts aro being made to bring
workers from other countries into Canada, -Of course", as usual, those who want
more slaves arc desirous of having thc
right kind brought into thc country. The
right kind, naturally', as they are boing
sought by the employing olass, will be
cheap and docile, * it
* *        a    - of
At the present time in every part at,
Canada they are advertising for mem It
makes no difference whether there are
more than sufficient on the ground br not,
the advertising goes on just the .same:
The ruling class attempts to solve mi vth-
employed?question just as it atteinm jo
solve the social -evil. When prostitution
becomes so oped' and flagrant that, jt upsets the susceptibilities of the ftfeMei-
minded members of the ruling class, tffto
imagine that what they cannot see does
not exist, they instruct those in charge
of the operations of the law to send those
plying their trade as prostitutes out of
onc city into another. When unemployment becomes so great that it can be noticed, and the slaves make theif voices
heard in protest against their enforced
idleness, and consequent hunger, then the
same tactics are pursued. Ship them out
is the slogan. Send them abroad or move
them from one town to another. Thus
the unemployment question is "solved"
by our rulers.
* * *
When ali the shunting around is finished, neither the social evil or the unemployment question is solved. Immigration from one country to another will
not solve the universal and international
unemployment question, neither will the
sending of prostitutes from one town, or
even country, to another, cure the soeial
evil. There is an underlying cause behind both of these defects of the present
system of society. That cause is human
slavery under the guise of the wage
system. The workers are eompelled to
sell their labor power to a class in society
that owns and. controls the machinery of
wealth production. When the workerB
have produced more than can be disposed
of in a world's market, their services are
no longer required. They are laid off.
The wealth that they produced beloAgs to
the ruling elass by virtue of the fact that
those who own the machinery of pwduo.
tion are the members of the ruling elass.
Necessity compels women to sell "their
bodies for bread. They have nothing else
to sell, as their labor power is a drug on
the market.
* •       »■••;•       »
One fact that has evidently bcen overlooked by our anti-Asiatic friends, and
those who would have the right kind of
immigrants, is that commodities are not
produced by any section of the workiig
class, but by the working class as a whole.
They are produced by a working class for
a world's market, not a looal one, heh'ce
the juggling in local situations does npt
solve any problem but only maHcs cop-
fusion more confounded If the position
of the workers in Canada could be improved it must of necessity be at the expense of another section of the same class.
This fact the workers are slow to realize.
The members of the ruling elass, however,
although they may fight amongst themselves over the spoils, never fail to see
when their elass interests are threatened.
Consquently the members'of the ruling
class aet together on a elass-conicious
basis. The sooner the workers realize
that they have only one enemy, and that
thc ruling class, the sooner they will
realize that baiting Chinamen or carrying
on a pogram against so-called foreigners,
does not improve the class position, and
that only the end of capitalism will bring
relief to the working olass as a whole.
The misery of any section of the working
class must of necessity have an effect on
all sections of that class. Unemployment
in any country will affect the position of
the workers in others. No matter where
they turn the workers are faced by international situations as regards markets
and employment, and the working olass
problem must be solved on that basis. No
other way will do, for capitalism is international in all its aspects.
If inciting to violence is a crime, will
some one tell us why the Sun has not
been charged with itf
Markets are getting so scarce that the
different powers aro still continuing the
race for naval supremacy. In'faet there
can be no other cause for the increasing
armaments of the different nations. Has
not Prussianism been destroyed f la not
the world now safe against "democracy"f
If it is, why the need for navies and
armies if it is not for commercial supremacy f
Canadian manufacturing interests are
seeking a market in the old land. They
need not bother, Germany has the big
edge on the British and French markets,
so that the indemnity can be paid. While
British and American sailors have been
fighting over the question of "nAowon
won the war," it has evidently escaped
their notice that the war ia not |jftt won.
At least, we cannot see who wott it; as
they are all out on the deal.      f • -.
Last week we referred to a letter an-
peanng in the Vancouver Sun supposedly
written by Mr. Crowe-Swords. As indicated in another column of this issue, the
authorship of this lotter is disputed. Of
course it is impossible to say wbo wrote
the letter, but wo are willing to! aocccpt
Mr. Crowe-Swords denial of authorship
and do so unreservedly, but wbuld at
least suggest that the authorship of letters
should bo fully ascertained before they
are published in any newspaper. Another
aspect of the case, however, is that the
letter was published in a newspaper, even
though it advocated the suppression of
free speech by force. The authorship
matters not except to the individual
saddled with it, but the subject matter of
any letters or articlos is another matter
those publishing them are responsible for,
and wc can only wonder that the authorities do not take tho same steps against
tho capitalistic press as they would
against the labor press if it in any way
advocated violenco, which the letter in
question did. Tliis is, however, only another instance of tho fact that it is all a
matter of whose ox is being gored.
JUNIOR LABOR
LEAGUE NOTES
Owing to the dance belns held by
tha Woman'a Auxiliary, O. B. U„
ln Pender Hall, tor tha Federation-
let fund, there will, aa announced
last week, be no resular meeting
of the Junior Labor League tonight.
Tha educational meeting next
Friday. May 6, will be held at 6261
Cheater atreet. South Vancouver, at
8 p.m. prompt. The educational
committee haa arranged a number
of subecta for which each of the
membera will draw, and then make
a three-minute speech on the subject drawn.
In order to initiate eeveral young
people who wish to join the league,
May 20, tha regular monthly social
night, haa been named ae the date
to admit new members. All candldatea for membership are .required
to attend two meetinga at leaat before Joining.- Another initiation
night will be held ln June.
Since many enqiurlea are heard
regarding tho red and green ribbons that are prominent among the
young folka in Labor circles, lt is
again announced that red and
green are the eolora of the Junior
Labor League. So many red ribbons ara ln evidence theae daya
that lt waa thought necessary to
hava some distinctive color combination—that accounts for the prea-
ence of tho green. The league contemplate! forming teams to go ln
sporta alao, and club colors will ba
necessary far tha teams to wear.
Information aa to the meetinga
and how to get to them can be obtained by phoning the secretary,
Fair. I0I2L. Do the right thing by
your boya and girls—phone the
seoretary and have them attend the
next meeting. They needn't Join unless thay wish to and, as the pill
doctors aay, "a trial Is all that la
asked." If you believe the leaguo
is not doings thlnga right—don't
knock tham—make some suggestions, and aend your young people
along to help.
Editor B. C. Federationist—Sir:
I sent the following letter to the
three Vancouver dally liars, and so
far only one has published lt, via.,
the World:
I would like a small space In your
paper to say a few words about the
meeting In the Dominion Hall Friday night, at which Lindsay Crawford spoke, and about a bunch of
"Hooligans" who congregated out
side for the purpose of disrupting
the meeting. I want to say right
now that all the ushers were returned aoldlera, who hav* fought or
supposed to have fought for "demooraoy" and "freedom," and that
demonatratlon sure waa a line display of tha'kind of freedom we
fought for. I wonder how many
of tha "Britiah Empire League" or
"Oreat War Veterans" executive, lf
they did serve in the laat "great
slaughter," were Insulted by th*
Dominion government with a pension of $1.50 or $6 a month, after
losing th* use ot a lung or Ilk* one
man ln th* "bread line," losing ths
right eye. I think quite a few of
tha kid hoollgana tn abort pants
muat b* bat merchanta' sons, tor I
noticed tbem grabbing hats and
trampling on them. There were
aome atlly "flappere" who started
to shout "km him," when aome ot
the hoollgana got hold of a young
returned soldier, and started to
rough handle him. I wonder what
would hav* happened lf the B. B.
L. or O. W. V. A. had been holding
a meeting, and the aame tactics
were uted to disrupt their meeting.
They would have had machine guns
out, and th* police would have had
their baton* and there would have
been some cracked heada. But, of
course, tbat would have been different There la quite a lot more
I would Ilk* to say, but this Is sufficient exoept that tf what happened Friday night la what the B. E.
L. or O. W. V. A. call "freedom"
of epeeob, or "democracy," It la
Just Ilk* that Prussianism we
fought from 1114 to 1118.
ALBERT PADOHAM.
One who thought he fought for
"Freedom."
$460 Fiftieth Ave. East,
South Vancouver.
New Tork.—William D. Haywood, former I. W. W. leader, who
has Juat reaohed Moscow, haa Joined th* Communist party and haa
definitely severed all connection
with tb* I. W. W„ according to
Information obtained here trom hla
frienda. Haywood definitely aligned himeelf wtth tha Communist
party about the drat of the year.
It la announced that the International Harvester Company and the
Oliver Chilled Plow Worka at Hamilton, Ont, will ba cloaad immediately for three montha. Several
thousand workera will be thrown
out ot employment.
Fools Rush In
ACCORDING to a local sheet of
„light and learning," to wit,
the Vancouver World, Kavanagh ia reported aa aaylng to
Mayor Gala, at a meeting of the
City Council, somewhat aa followa:
"Had I done what Capt Whittaker did outalde the Dominion Hall
laat Friday night I would have
been straightway clapped la the
can."
To which Hla Worship immediately retorted:
"That Is the truest word you ever
spoke."
So! Vancouver'* first magistrate
openly and unbluahingly acknowledges that on* man can do with
Impunity what another would be
put in goal for.
Now, Mr. Mayor is ln either one
or other of the following positions:
Capt Whittaker, by his actions,
broke the peace and violated the
law, AND W-flS NOT ARRESTED;
or Capt. Whittaker did not break
the peace, nor violate the law, but
lt Kavanagh acted ln the delirious
fashion set by Whittaker, he would
be jailed—for, presumably, upholding law and order.
It doos make aome difference aa
to whose bovine la being butchered.
Fools, lacking ln knowledge and
circumspection, are often led'lo
place their elephantine hoofs ln
places where fairy tootaiea of angels could never be found.
But we sr* ALL equal before the
law, are w* not? That Is, AI— but
Kavanagh and Capt. Whittaker.
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The not** trom tb* Ooaat thla
week muat, of neceaalty, be brief;
drat, hacauae th* fore* of eircum-
■tancea haa oompelled Tb* Federa-
atlonlat to reduce tb* number of lta
pages, and aeoond, becauae the bap-
penlnga of th* paat weak demand
that all available apace b. taken
up to combat the Ilea tbat have appeared ia tb* Braaa Cheek preaa
during tha laat few daya.
There la atill a further alight improvement te report ln tha aituation
aa lt concarna tha lumbar worker;
a few mor* of our membera have
aucceeded In finding a mentor. Let-
t*ra from tha campa ahow a general
dealre to make the organisation a
fighting fore*, but whil* many ot
tbe oampa are waking up, ther* ar*
ethera atlll aaleep at tb* awltob,
and judging from recent event., it
la high tlm* that thty abook oft
their lethargy, and began to reallie
that th* ola** llnea are being mor*
clearly drawn .day by day.
Nero iaaiei -white Rem* waa
burning, and If tt)* workera want
to keep up their petty aquabblee,
while the ayetem la falling about
their he.ia, then tbey will only
have themaelvea to blame lf they
become submerged ln tb* -.i.ltmt
wreckage.
In conoludlng thia abort note, I
Would urg* dpon all our membera
the neceaalty of burying tha .hatchet, and In the faoe of th* oommon danger, presenting a united
front to tb* forcea of reaction who
are lining up to wreat from ua the
laat yeatlga ot liberty tbat we possess.
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la using tha fuad at preaent .Under auch condltlona, lt la only a
queatlon of tlm* until anob • land
wonld falL   At preaent there ar.
anfllelent fund* remaining t*- bay]
all olalma and advene* duea, ind
ao quit with a clean record. There.,
fete, it wa* decided to .Hcoatlau.
tbe fund until tlmea are better, and
the membera aa a body ahow more
deaire to support auch a fund. ^c
W. S. KILNBR, V.
Secretary Kamloopa Dlstriot
NOTICE
Will Paul Brendler or any one
knowing hi* addraas, forward aame
to coaat offloe. Hla laat addrea* waa
Foreher Ialand, B. C.
Tbe addrea* of Frank Jeffrey la
alao wanted.
Ooaat Secretary,
61 Cordova Street West
''Law and Order" Crowd
Once Again Creates
Disorders on Streets
 (Continued from page 1)
.inland. Aa a oonaequence, when
th* war brok* sut ln 1114, b* *..
only too delighted te g. and light
agalnat militarism.
He did not add, aa he might have
done, that hia war aervicea were
recognised by th* award of th* military oroaa and other distinctions;
be did add, however, that during
the leat few weeks, here in Vanoouver, there had been a dull auapi-
oion ln hia mind that by aome un.
fortunate miachanoe, he had been
transported back to Qermany,
else that German militarism bad
been imported into Vancouver.
"Thia morning," he said, "an attempt waa mad* by the Vancouver
equivalent of the German Junker
olaaa (lpud applause) to prevent
thla meeting being held. That attempt waa defeated, and w* are
going right ahead." Attar dotal*
alight interruption, he went on tie
suggeat that tha existing troubles
war* largely due to mlsunderatand-
Ihg. "The master class will not
take the trouble to understand the
Labor question. The government
will not take the trouble to understand th* aspirations of tb* Irish
people."
To whloh some one, with true
Jingo intelligence, said "Hot!"
This led to the drat tumult of uproar, during whioh Bgan vigorously
pounded the table and called tor,
"Order, pleasel" -    :-
In aplte of further Interruption,
he aald: "Seeing thla ts a Labo^ audienoe, It la not neoeaaary for me to
aak a fair bearing. One of the institution* that the Empire ia moat
proud of, and therefore what I aak
for tonight, la fair play." Ona or
two persistent interrupters were
meanwhile effeotually dealt witb,
and leud applause followed "the
chairman'* final word that qirtet-
neaa would atterwarda b* bt ordor,
but that no Interruptions would be
allowed. ' -     r"
It I* not th* pur pon ot thl* «bort
artlclt, to d.al at any length witb
tb* addreaa of tba main apeaker;
but It may b* aaid at one* ttat
Lindsay Crawford waa a compute
disappointment—to those who Mad
com* expecting to see a fanatical
fire-eater, rolling a frenzied eye and
•hri*klng a song ot hat*. Exo.pt
for th* advance notice* of tbe
preaa, Hr. Crawford might easily
bave paaaed tor a quiet, decent eitl-
aen of tba better sort, eligible *v*n
to alt at luncheon with the Rotary.
Gyro and other olubs of Immaou-
lat* membership.
H* did. Indeed, make paaaing
reference to the "section ot tbe
preaa in the band* of men who really belong to tbe criminal claaa—
wbo incited to violence, aad under
ordinary olroumatancea would 'receive th* atttntlon of the polio*;"
bnt h* at onee added that he waa
not here to injeot the germ* of Ill-
will, and during hia whole addreaa,
b* did not even touoh upon the
government'! notorloua a..-cities in
Ireland, his main purpose being to
show by an able historic au. vey that
the association ot the Irish question with racial and rellgloua antagonists waa an absolute myth.
Eoonomlo
Th* whole trouble, he maintained, was politieal and economic lust
as it waa In the caae of the American war of Independence, when It
waa tound necessary to go deep
down to th* fundamentals of government—that no people oan be
economically fre* that is not politically free, and that no nation ean
be politically tree that ia held subordinate to a dominant stats. Ira-
land waa fighting for th* right to
unrestricted national evolution.
In reply to a later question trom
tb* audienoe a* to the poaalblllty
of being politically, and yat not
economically fre*, Mr, Crawford
aald briefly that, with political freedom achieved, it waa poaalbl* to
secure the machinery to get economlo freedom. Thla waa th* only
question asked .but frequent,applause had greeted the speaker's
references to the "new England,"
and the "new Ireland," not yet enthroned. When the rising democracy oame into power, ther* would
be no quarrel betwoen them, he
said.
The first portion of th* add....
was practically free from Interruption; but about 1:10 a scratch band
of music—or rather of noise, especially drum—arrived outside and
commenced a rancous serenade of
"patrltlo" airs, whioh continued intermittently till the close of tho
meeting, but did not prevent- thc
speaker from going right on with
hiB addross. One Ignorant and Ill-
mannered patriot near th* platform, was moved to stand up and
start the so-called National Anthem, and three reporters, at a
table near by, stood up and Joined
ln, whether from choice or fancied
necessity, together with two or
threo dozen others about the room,
who apparently constituted thc
full strength of the opposition Inside the hall. Theso fow, taking
advantago of the latitude allowed
them, made furthor feeble contributions to the "loyalist" causo, as
represented by tho senseless raeket
going on bolow; but they were
practically Ignored, one silly woman's "Three cheers for the men
outalde" hardly producing even .
contemptuous chuckle. There was
a recurrence of rowdyism following the storm of applause wh!
marked the olose of Crawford's ii. I
gfh M«k tb* platform to aay a Hw
word*—"aot aa a Canadian, no* as
» Britiah *ub*et bat a* a workor
to th* work*ra."
- Kavanagh wa* aeatbing In bis
ref-renew to "tbo*. wbo incite, but
bnv. nst tha course* to do tbat
which thay incite other, to do," and
thoa* ale* "who us* tbelr reasoning
power* ao little that thay can b*
excited by the muslo of a band."
i "In aqr early day*," h* aald, "I
thought I too had a king and a
country. They got m* ln Africa."
Continuing, he deolared that "tba
Black and Tana an tha eut-throata
of th* eluma of Britain."
Paaaing quickly trom point to
point, he remarked: "Today we •«*
a movement ot tb* working people,
whicb laat Friday waa betrayed,
but thia Friday ta stronger than before." He waa .tending not for tbe
Irish question simply, but "Ireland
for tb* Irlah worker." In closing
ha aald:
N*w Order Developing
"Th*r• I* a n*w erd*r developing
whieh will hav* fruition on* of
thea* daya. Tb* Rusalan workers
seised power; that example of an
ignorant Illiterate p*opl* la coming
to tall on' th* ml**-*ducated peoples. Tbe Irish movement contain,
tht genua of that proletarian revolt; It la our buntatsa to assist tha
workers of any oountry who are
making th* aame battle aa wa ara
making hare."
The chalramn now ealled for "O
Canada," and tb*r* wa* at ono* a
univaraal ahout for "Th* Red
Flag." ; The audUnce, however,
courteously gav* war to th* chairman for the momont and a vers*
of "O Canada" wa* lustily given,
an evident intensity of meaning
being put into "O Canada, we stand
on guard tor Th**." Then tbe
rank and fli* took tbelr turn, and
"Th* Red Flag" was given with
i vim never exceeded in Van-
couvevr.
Ot the subsequent happenings ln
the atreet there ia no need to apeak
at any length now; tb*y have been
given with som* approach to accuracy by tbe dally press, though
the statoment that the women
membera of the audienoe were ln
every caae allowed to to without
moleatatlon la unfortunately not
true. Either man or women who
attempted to flght baok waa mauled
by the cowardly mob ln a manner
which auggested tbat theee patriots
got thoir code of humanity from
th* bunting Held* ot Christian
England, where th* tearing to
pieces ot a defennleas fox, by a
pack of yelping hounda, is hailed
with howla of diabolical delight.
Th* public praaa haa named a
certain Mr. Whltaker as the rlng-
leader-ln-ohlef ot tbl* anarchlat
prgl*.' If that charge la true, the
police cannot tall to know something of tha fact* oa which it It
grounded, and thoir oourae is clear.
They bave no option. It it la not
true, Mr. Whltaker haa almmllarly
ho option but ta bring an action
against tb* prim* authors of th*
obarg* for defamation of the moat
aerioua kind, especially ln view of
his virtuous resentment of prev-
loua reflection* whloh wer* a mere
bagatelle la comparison wltb th*
acouaatlon now publicly laid at hla
door. .The damages ahould be exemplary, and should put htm at
once on Eaay Street tr** trom any
neceaalty of chaelng a meal ticket
aa a hang*r-on ef tb* Methodlat
ministry, th* Orang* organisation,
th* Prohibition party, or any association formed to subserve the Interests of the exploiting fraternity
at the expenae of tbe leaa enlightened portion of tbe returned men.
If the authorities oan not, and
no not vindicate the law whloh
haa been ao flagrantly flouted on
thia occaaion, tha inference will be
irresistible that the ship of atate
la sinking more rapidly tban the
passengera had any suspicion of,
that tb* ahip's offloers and orew
have lost control, that the "Bsuve
qui. pmit" stag* hu in fact been
retched, and the ordinary citizen.
muat look around at onco for auch
meana of safety a* may be atlll
available.
That thia Pender atreet riot wa*
beyond all doubt aa unlawful assembly needs no argument ln face
of the Powell atreet affair of prewar daya, whan R. P. Pettlplece
and other working men were
Jailed for taking part In open-air
meetinga at wblob "abaolutely no
violence took plaoe except on the
part of the polio., under ordera
from the petty Caar who happened
at tbat time to ba mayor. It only
needed the word of auch people aa
Rev. Merton Smith to eatablish a
"common purpose" tt an unlawful
character, knd Judge Mclnnea
handed out priaon terms to tbe
men before him. In laat Friday's
affair, the meeting waa held in
direot defiance of tbe mayor'a
warning; and the "oommon purpose" of violently molesting law-
abiding citlsens waa aa defiantly
avowed.
At one point in tbe proceedings
there wa* a suggestion of turning
the hose on the unruly mob outside
VANCOUVER, S. O,
tk* l»*nlal*». Ban. bat » m snt
(tarried out aat tt baa beea stated
tliat no arraata were mad*. Tet,
fetble-kneed and forbearing a* th*
authorities appeared In dealing
wtth tlie** "younger bualneaa men"
ini other* wh* staged th* outrage,
lf this bad been an assembly of
olaaa-conacloua working people,
olaimlng th. fruit* of their toll
for themselves and their ohlldren,
and Incidentally endangering the
aacrad akin of nm. pampered plutocratic parasite, there la no need
to doubt tbat mounted police and
machine guna would have been
aeen on P*nd*r atreet; tbe bludgeon, th* bayonet and the bullet
would hav* been tn play; and
Amrltsar itaelf would have been
repeated, lt neoeaaary, before any
auch lawless outbreak bad eventuated as was on this occaaion
permitted with impunity td these
brutal, bigoted, Ignorant anarchist
exponent* of law and order.
The workera will remember these
things later on.
PA«.£lHREi.
sssamttecsmaaammtemmtam-.*
UKRAINE FOLLOWS
EXAMPLE OF RUSSIA
Peasant* to Pay Moderate Food
Tax said Dispose of Surplus
la looal Markets /
Moscow—Soviet Ukraine, following the example of Russia, haa decreed the abolition of tbe food levy
and haa introduced a moderate
food tax ln kind, thua permitting
the peasantry to dispose of their
surplus products by trading In the
looal markets. The All-Ukrainian
executive committoe has approved
measures for providing facilities for
the peasants to exchango their sur-
plus products after the payment of
the new food tax, whloh la much
below the former levy.
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aaA Ubor CousU—HneU Irst u4
third Wednesdays. Calgbu of Prtklos
Hill, Morth Park 8t»«, ot I pjn. Pro*
dent. 0. Bivertt; vtopmidont, ft. II-
liott; secreury-treooorer, E. 8. Wood-
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BRICKLAYERS AND MASONS—If   yon
need brloUajora or masons for boiler
works,   ete.,   or   marble   setters,   phono
Bricklayers' Uatoa* Labor Templo.
GENERAL WORKERS' UNIT OF THE
0. B. U.—President, E. Andre; secre*
tary, W. Berrlee. Meets 2nd and 4th
Wednesday la eaoh month In Poador Hall,
oor. of Pendor and Howe streots. Phons
Sey.   291.
Hotel   and   kestauran*   BiE
ployees, Looal 28—MeeU erery second
Wednesday la tba month at 1:10 p.m.
and erery foarth Wedneiday ta the month
at 8:80 p.m. Prosldent, John Cnmmlnfs,
secret-t and business agent, A. Oraham.
Oflee and moetlu ball, Ul Seymoar St.
W. Phono Boy. 1911. Oflee boors, I
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INTERNATIONAL    LONGSHOREMEN'S
Association,    Looal    88-1-2—Oflee and
ball,  152  Cordora Bt.  W.    Moots trot
and third Fridays, I p.m, Secretary.
treuurer, T. Nixon; business stent, P.
Sinclair,
INTERNATIONAL JEWELRY WORE,
ers* Unloa—Moota tnd and dth Mondays. President, 3.1. Dawsoa, 16W Tew
St., Kitsilano; secretary, E. T. Kolly,
1160 Hastings St fl.; reeordlnc seoretary,
L. Holdsworth, 6I»—Uth St. W., North
Vancourer.
LUMBER, CAMP * AGRICULTURAL
WORKERS Iodaetrial Union—Aa Industrial nnloa of all workora la log-
ging aad oonstruetioa oampa. Coast' Dlstriot and General Headquarters, 11 Cordora St. W.. Taaoonrer, B. 0. Phono Sey.
7858. J. M. Clarke, general secretary-
treasurer; logal adrlsers, Messrs. Bint
Macdonald A Co., Vanconrer, B. Oj auditors, Messrs. Buttar 4. Chiene, Taaoonrer, B. 0.
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TORS UNION, LOCAL 848, I.A.T.S.E
—Afflliated with Trades and Labor Conn-
oil and Theatrical Federation, Vanconver.
Presidont, J. R. Foster; secrotary and
treasurer, T. W. Bapsted. Offlco and mooting room, 810 London Building, Pender
Bt. W. Rogular meeting night, flrst
Bunday in sash month at 7:80 pia. Business Agent, W. Woolrldgo. Phono Fraier
187L.
Pattern   makers'   league   of
North America (Vancourer aad ricln-
ity) — Branch moots second and fourth
Mondays, 819 Pendor St. W. Prosldent,
Wm. Hunter, 111 Tenth Ave., North Vaneourer; flnanolal secretary, E. Goddard,
ISO Rlcharda Stroot; recording seeretary,
J. D. RumoU, Booth Rd., McKay P. 0,
Burnaby, B. 0.
BROTHERHOOD OF PAINTERS, DECO-
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Looal 188, Vancourer—Meets 2nd and
4th Thursdays at 141 Cordora Bt. W.
Phone Sey. 8411. Businoss agoat, R. A.
Barker,
0. B. U. UNIT Pat PRIVER-L WOOD-
- en Bridgemen, Dorrickmen and Riggers
of Vancourer aad vicinity. Meets every
Monday, • p.m., la O. B. U. Hall, 804
Pender St. W. Preeldent, A. Brooks;
flnanolal aeeretary and business agent, W.
Tucker.   Phono, Beymour 291,
BTREET AND ELECTRIO RAILWAY
Employees, Pioneer. Division, No- 101
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lit and Srd Mondays at 10.18 a.m. and I
'.m. Preildent, F. A. Hoover, 1401 Clarko
.rive; recording-secretary, F. I. Griffln,
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Political versus
Economic Action
A SHORT time ago we had aome comments to make on the
question of politieal versus industrial aotion, in which it
was pointed out that confusion still reigned in the minds of
those who did not understand the position of the working class
and the development of'the forces in modern society.
The following was sent from Edmonton, with no intimation as
to who it came from, but aB it ia an extract from the Edmonton
Lumber Workers Bulletin we assume that Carl Berg was the
sender. In reply we give the accompanying extract from the
International Council of Trade and Industrial Unions, by A
Losovsky:
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"PUSH"
Subs are still rolling in, and In
■plte of the misfortune of having
to reduce the sloe of the paper,
there it every indication that our
readers will keep up the good work.
During the past week, the following, have done their bit:
W. Bates, olty, 6.
W. Cowan, city, 6.
A. Kualck, city, 4.
R. S. Barber, city, 4.
•^Two from each of the following
C. F. Coleman, Salmon Arm; Sam
Johnson, Nelson; Jas. Carson,
Smlthers; Mrs. E. Davey, Ladysmlth; C. H. Pickles, Cortez Island;
John Rathje, Blackflelds; J. A. Un-
tlnen, Ctfrmangay; H. Peters, St.
John; H. Taylor, Winnipeg:.
One new reader from each of the
following: W. Brown, J. whltham,
J. Barter, Alex. Fraser, J. F. John-
ton, C. F. Orchard, H. Judd, T. A.
Barnard, J. Bidder, L. Larson, C
Huby, L. Molnnls, W. S. Kllner, K
Anderson, W. Chapman, E.
Crandell, B. Gale.
M.
Moscow.—In this city'thero are
now 669 communal kitchens under
Soviet control. At these publicly-
owned guest houses, 606,100 adults
eat their midday and evening
meals. There are speolal centres
for the feeding of children.
Workers Maintain Law and
Order but Resent Any
Attempts to Intimidate
Parade Called Off at Request of Mayor—Chief of
Police Anderson Acquainted With Views of
Workers on Mob Violence and Attempts
to Crush Free Speech
ONCE again the "Reds" of Vancouver have demonstrated
their ability to maintain "Law and Order" and to resist
the anarchistic activities of certain self-appointed saviours of
bourgeois- democracy. In no uncertain maimer, however, they
pointed out to Chief of Police Anderson, on Sunday, that they
would not tolerate the enforcement of Captain C. V.. AVliitta-
ker's decrees, or the wishes pf any similar flag-wagging, self-
seeking, patriotic piffle-peddling spellbinder.
On Saturday night, a large meeting of workers was held in
the Loggors' Hall to decide on what course should be taken to
prevent any interruption of the working-class meetings which
were scheduled to take place on Sunday night. During the day
representatives of the workers were in touch with Mayor Gale,
who informed them that the Columbia and Empress theatre
meetings would not be banned, but that the parade and mass
meeting would not be held on thc Cambie Street grounds.
This decision was conveyed  tofworkers   hnd   never   deliberately
There seems to be a great d.ala)
of uncertainty concerning the reel
meaning of political and economic
action. In every day parlance, the
meaning of these terms depends
very much upon the person using
them. When,,for instance, the average trade unionist speaks about
economic action, he means the going out on atrlke for more wages
and shorter hours. When a democrat speaks about political action,
he means the going to the pon. and
the casting of voteB for alderman,
mayor, membera of pallaments end
other legislators. When, on the
other hand, a thorough-going Industrial unionist uses the expres
sion economical action, he does not £~    ,h '     °°«n
simply   mean   .trlklni   for   n-Z\_m'   '"«_ "Preeentatlve
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those present at the meeting*, and
H was decided that Mayor Gale be
asked to meet the workers at the
Pender Hall at 1:80 i_.m.#<ni Sunday. The mayor, however, sent
the chief of police and his subordinates to the meeting to convey his
decision as to the stopping of the
parade and mass meeting. A collection was taken for The Federationist, the amount being |67.76.
Promptiy at 1:30, Chief Ander-
aon arrived at the Pender Hall. He
was Immediately conducted to the
platform, where he stated that in
view of the fact that the mayor
was of the opinion that the state of
the public mind was of such a nature as to make it poHslble that a
breaoh ot the peace might occur If
auch a meeting was held, that under the conditions, he had decided
to forbid the holding of the parade
and meeting. Chief Anderson waB
listened to attentively until he had
delivered his message, which he
concluded by quoting extracts from
the Park Board and oity bylaws,
which evidently give a large
amount of latitude to the city authorities,
No Trouble by Workeri
Immediately at the conclusion of
the chief's remarks, several present
commenced to aak questions. The
ohlef, however, pointed out that he
wns not there to answer questions,
but to carry out his duties. Chairman Smith immediately called the
meeting to order, when J. Kavanagh took the platform, and stated
that there were a few things that
ahould be said while he head of the
police department was pesent He
pointed out that in many years the
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broken any laws. They had maintained law and order on all occasions, both in industrial disputes
and political situations. He stated
that on this occasion, we will bow
to the decrees of the authorities,
but that the workers were 'getting
tired of self-appointed guardians ot
law and order interfering with thcir
meetings, nnd that while the parade
and moeting,would not be attempted on this occasion, yet some steps
would have to be taken to hold the
May Day demonstration.
He stated: In his experience of
the. city, there had occurred four
serious disturbances, 1907-12-1S,
and last Friday,'- In every instance
theso disturbances had been incited by the business element. Had
Smith or himself been the instigators of last Friday's trouble, they
would both be in jail, but Captatn
Whittaker et al were at liberty.
We were now being forbfddcQ toj
carry on perfectly peaceful meetings on account of a disturbed situation, yet no attempt was made by
the mayor to put down the disturbance last Friday. Much had been
said about the "Reds" causing trouble, yet these same "Reds" had
been the ones who had in large
measure headed off disturbances
during the stress of the winter. He
told of the interview with Commissioner Perry of the R. N. W. M. P.
together with W, A. Pritchard, and
of a later one with Supt. Horrigan,
when he was accompanied by the
editor of The Federationist. "Wc
do this," he snid, "not becnuse of
any regard for the business element, but out of regard for the
working class, for we are of them."
Ho pointod out that "we had always maintained law as laid down
by the powers that be, but refused
to submit to the law as laid down
by Whittaker and his element.
Mot with Approval
The applause \vlth which Kavanagh's remarks were met, showed
conclusively thnt the words he had
spoken met with the full approval
oJF those present. The chief left thc
hall immediately at the close of the
remarks made by the workers' representative, and the meeting was
then carried on in a similar manner to the usual Sunday meetings,
J. G. Smith being appointed chairman.
The following resolution, introduced by the Workers Council,
wns read, and after a short discussion, was adopted:
"Since it is now the privilege of
citizen of Canada to communicate with Soviet Russia, and in
view of the fact that government
reports record a steady increase o/i
unemployment throughout Canada.
"Therefore, be it resolved, that
we write to the proper authorities
ln Soviet Russia asking for information regarding conditions in that
country, so that authentic advico
may be given to mechanics and
others who arc desirous of emigrating where steady employment is reported obtainable; that we congratulate the Soviet government on the
successful negotiation of tho commercial agreements with Oreat Britain, thereby making this communi-,
cation possible." ,
The next question dealt with was'
simply mean atrlklng for more
wages or shorter hours; he understands by this term any action
Which hia union may take, irrespective of the ends to be attained.
To illustrate, should the members
of his union go on strike for shorter hours, this would be economic
action, - But should they, go ' on
strike for the liberation of class-
war prisoners, that would also be
economic action; and lastly, sHould
they lock-out the employers and
take over the Industry In which
they work, thia would likewise be
considered as economic action,
From the point of view of adherents to political parties, the last
two instances will be cited by them
as examples of political action.
They would claim, for instance,
that a general strike proclaimed
for the purpose of liberating all
class-war prisoners is a political
act; likewise they would claim that
a parade of strikers for the purpose of enrolling thc sympathy of a
city populace is also u political act.
It seema to us that in determining whether an act is political or
economic ,\ve ought to consider the
source frmn where it originates,
aud not the ends that It has ia
view. Any action thut originates,
nnd is carried through, directly or
indirectly, by an economic organization -should be considered as economic action; likewise, tiny, action
which originates and is carried
through by a political organization,
should be considered as political action. This wouid save a greatidcai
of misunderstanding, and Unfeeling caused by squabbling over the
meaning of words which in themselves really arc of HtLle Importance to the working class,
ThV trend of the times la away
from the political towards the industrial way of running society.
Political administrations are becoming obsolete for the simple reason that they do not satisfy the
needs of the hour. Lenin has expressed this truth very succinctly
by saying that we should substitute
the "administration of things" for
tho "administration of persons."
In this new scheme of things,-the
industrial unit is to be taken as the
point of departure instead of the
territorial unit, which makes lt
impossible to give the necessary attention to Industrinl requirements.
Political organizations are Seft-
ovors from an order of society
which is fast sinking into oblivion.
While yiey, as yet, perform useful
function** In most countries, the
shadow of extinction is upon them.
Jt is quite possible for economic
organizations to function in the
Held nt present, commonly occupied by political organizations. Tho
Russians have made good begin-'
nlng ulong these line" by the or-1
ganization ofthe Supreme Council1
of National Economy. This council
What Losovsky Says
In reply to our argument that It
is impossible to separate politics
from economics, that there was
not a single great economic conflict that was not at the same time
a political conflict, that to divide
the social struggle into an eoonomlo aud political struggle mean the
weakening of the proletariat, they
said that the experience of Western European and American parliamentarism proves that politics
corrupt the workers, and that the
political struggle distracts tham
from thalr olaas alms, AU the
while, they confused politics with
parliamentarism.     Comrade   Ros-
_ _   of   the
French Syndicalists, adopted a
healthy point of view. He pointed
out that, in the first place, lf the
proletariat made a revolution, It
must be able to defend tt; It must
beat off all attacks of its enemies,
and Anally crush them. For.this
purpose, It Is necessary to have a
dictatorship. Secondly, he pointed
out that the Communist Party and
the revolutionary unions must
march side by side, and that only
on such conditions could the victories of the working class be secured.
It was difficult to unite these con
flicting tendencies—from the de
nlal of the necessity ot a political
party—to the recognition of the
necessity of the Inseparable connection between the party and the
unions, on a single platform. It
was .Hill more difficult to reconoile
. the point of view of the Russian
j trade unionists on the supremacy
of the party over the unions with
the various views explained above.
The discussion showed one thing,
and .that was that those elements
of the Labor movement which denied the political struggle, which
denied the necessity of a political
parly of the proletariat, and the
closest bond between the Communist Party and the trade unions-could
not enter the international trade
union centre, because the whoie
Idea of International organization
of the revolutionary unions lay Jn
gathering ail the economic und political organizations of the working
class into one body—the Third International—for defensive and offensive operations against the capitalist class. This point of view was
shared not only by the representatives of Russia, Italy, Bulgaria,
Jugo-Slavla and Georgia, but 'also
Rosmer, the representative of the
French Syndicalists, and even l'vu-
tana, the representative of the National Federation of Labor In Spain,;
an organization which stands entirely for the Syndicalist point of
view. Pestana said that he could
not imagine such a relation between the party and- the unions as
| existed in Russia, in Spain, for the
rea on that In Spain the unions are
a great force, while the Communist
Party* la only ln its embryonic
stage. He opposed the subordination of the unioha to the tfarly,
but was In favor of the closest con-
tact between the party and the
unions on a national and international scale. Neither the representatives of the British Shop Stewards or the American I. W. W. ob-
ected to co-openrting with the Communist Party, but the German Syndicalists and the representatives of
the industrial Labor unions were
categorlcnlly opposed to any cooperation.
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Soviet Medical Relief
Committee and Receipts
The undersigned' has been asked
by the secretary of thc Winnipeg
branch of the above committee to
ypcure tho publication of the following "st of names of contributor to the S. R. M. R. fund at
meetings held in Vanoouver; which
were addressed by fcaac W. Mcs
Kr.de. Receipts have been sent to
all these people, pnii because
inability on the part cf the p<>.si
.Hithontles to locate thuin, have
been returned to Winnipeg for
better direction.
This is not surprising to members of the committee; as many
of the envelopes handed in at
meetings, organized under our auspices, prove.that even.4he elementary education imposed on the
workers is In many-cases a sorry
failure. Many envelopes were undecipherable, Bome in part, stfme
entirely, and at least 160 of those
from Vancouver meetings^ were
discarded, there being no possibility of communicating with the
donors. The following names and
addresses are approximately correct, although the post office cannot flnd them, and any one recognising himself or herself amongst
them can procure tne letter from
the.writer at the iiuipress theMc-.
any Sunday-evening.
Unwarj anted rumors have been
ilrculaVfd to the effect "lhat the
money collected at these meetings
was not being accounted for; who
started these rumors, and what
their motives may . have been,
whether evilly disposed or just
plain ordinary fools, does not make
any difference, the effect to the
workers of Soviet Russia will be
the some. The work of the committee should be sufficient answer.
The Winnipeg branch is operating
at a low administrative cost, and
between Sept. 25 and Feb. 12, shipped to Soviet Russia $12,171.27 of
medical supplies
      -...- —,-..-i    On behalf of the committee, nnd
will  eventually tnke over (heJon behalf of those fellow workers
functions at present time performed in bourgeois countries by legislators and. political governmental
departments of Labor and production. The idea provides in the
minds of a great many people that
in the Labor movement it is absolutely essential for a political party
to serve as a unifying influence between the different Labor organizations. This concept is played,
and Is playing at the present time,
in Soviet Russia. It Is doubtful,
however, that In highly industrial
countries, If1 Is at all necessary for
a political party to assume these
supervisory and unifying functions.
It seems conceivable to us that the
Labor organizations themselves
could create organs to tnke over
the work commonly assigned to political bodies, whether they be Com
munlst or otherwise,—(From the
Industrial Pioneer, April Issue.)
The above article certainly should
give great food for' thought, and
should be well read nnd studied by
those of our members who are still
In doubt as to whether the "geo^
graphical artists" were on the
right or wrong side of the fence,
of ours in Russia, who will benefit by Its activities, I would earnestly ask the readers of The Federationist to do everything in their
power to discourage the dissemination  of baseless and scurrilous
Women Killed
by Imperialists
in Ireland
(Continued from page 1)
tho May Day celebration. It was
moved that the May Day committee
be Instructed to see the City Council with a view of obtaining a permit so that the parado and demonstration could be held. It was finally decided that a mass meeting-of
the representatives of all Labor organizations be held on Wednesday
night in the Pender Hall, for the
purpose of organizing to protect the
right of the workers to hold meetings and to safeguard free speech
and assembly, and to enforce freedom of speech by a gen era strike
If necessary.
A collection was taken to pay the
expenses of a band for the Moy
Day parade, which amounted to
over $60. R, C. McCutcheon addressed the meeting, as did J. Kavanagh on working class questions,
both speakers ^pointing out that the
oause of the troublea that faced the
workers was due to the present
system of society, and until the
cause was removed, they must continue to suffer want, disease and
poverty.
funeral had passed her door Mrs.
Ryan opened it to let out a customer. She was fired on and mortally wounded. Mrs. Ryan was
within two weeks of her confinement.
January 13, 1821, Miss Martha
Nowlan, Connaught Street, Dublin,
shot dead" by military who opened
flre without warning in Westmoreland Street, Dublin.
Feb. 22, Mary Harley, aged 20,
Mountchnrles, County Donegal,
found dead in her uncle's yard
after English forces had burned
and wrecked mnny houses In the
town.
March 20, the widow of Patrick
Doyle, one of the men hanged on
March 14, died: A short timo ago
jshe gave birth to twins, one • of
these dyl\g while she was returning with It from a visit to her husband In the prison. The child was
burled a few hours after the father
had been executed,
Following Is a summary of the
reign of terror by British forces
during the first two months of this
year: 67 nfurders rand assassinations, 71 woundingB of unarmed
citizens, 16 men and boys tortured,
22 men and boys beaten with rifle
butts, 29 men and boys flogged in
the public streets and squares, 260
private houses wholly or partially
destroyed, 1 bank wrecked, 1 Irish
sohool destroyed, 82 shops wholly
or partially destroyed, 4 creameries
wholly or partially destroyed, 6
public halls wholly or partially destroyed, crops on 60 farms burned,
114 towns "shot up." many general
raids, lootings and robberies.
Berlin.—A series of strikes
| among the German clothing work-
1 ers, som? of them lasting over two
monthsT and -extending throughout
the entire Industry, have finally
ended with partial satisfaction to
the workers.
Vumors of this kind, that can only
result In prolonging the sufferings
of our Russian comrades, who
have kept the red banner of revolution flying for three years, at the
same time that they have lived
through the ngony of a worse hell
tban was ever pictured by Millun
Dante, and are still living
through it, ' not for themselves
alone, but for us also.
W. 3. BENNETT.    «
B. Audio, 215 Prior street.
— Allen.
A. Andrews, 26 Powell street.
Gordon Abbott,
A. Anderson, 126 Powell street.
R. Boyd, 660 Prior street.
R. Bell. %
J. Bortkn, Wilbur Rooms.
A. C.  Bloomer, Europe Hotel.
J. Bathe, Kingston Hotel.
Peter Borodowny, 396 Powell St.
Jas. Chrystnll, 70 Cambie street.
Paul Clucach, 431 Georgia street.
Fred Callbane, Hastings East.
Jos. Cowie; 248 Union street.
Peter Danyluck,
J. Dcfayette.
J. DelafayettP; gen  del.
Joe Duchowsky, 255 Union St.
Albert D. Fargwell, 521 Victoria
Road.
J. Griffith, G. W. V. A.
A. J. Golbart, 2200 River Road.
Mrs. J. Griy.
A. Ilaren,  Balmoral Hotel.
N. Hansen, 236 Cordova street.*
E. .Johnson, Thyrlow street.
J. G. Johnson, S43 Hamilton St.
John Ledgerwood.
J. Landen, Terminus Hotel.
Karl Larson, 700 Cambie street.
A. Legge, 333 Buchanan Ave.
Hugh Lamond, Central Hotel.
N.  McDonald,
W.  B.-McQuoy. /
D. Matheson.
W. Muthews.
S. C. Newman, G. W. V. A.
M. Ounysh, Manitoba Hotel.
Jofin Patter.    ,
T. Pritchard, 6291 Fraser street.
Arthur Pator, Clarence Hotel.
M, Phillips, 107 Cordova street.
W. Porter.
C, Pelchous, 1024 Keefer street.
E. Ross, 65 Princess street..
S. Rich, Pacific Rooms,
Thos. Rawdell, 2576 Austin,
J. Sundwlth, 110 Water street.
O. Schjoll, Water streot.
Roy Solomon, 5(6 Grove street.
Joo .Smith, 1012 Eighth avenue.
— Turnbull,
John Tallt, 312 Hospital street,
P. Thomson, Manitoba Hotel.
W;. Turner.
T. White, Cordova street.
Ross Barnes, South-Wellington,
Vancouver leland.
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Tailored into a conservative men*s style, by
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137 HASTINGS ST. W.
New York.—Twenty per cent., or
oue in five, of the school children
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latest report of the Children's Aid
. Soolety. Less delicately put, one In
Uve school children in this city does
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London^—It has been estimated
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amount of damage by Crown
forces ln Ireland during the five
years from 1916 to 1921 is £107.-
260,000, of which £4^600,000 Is
Munster's share.
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and Mi.
We   would   like-to   draw
your  attention   to   tlte   (act
that  you can  buy all  your
FOOTWEAR
requirements right in your
districts at prices that beat
anything you can get downtown. Low rent and 'small
overhead expenses explain it.
Here An: Somo or Our Prices
MEN'S DHKSS SHOES—In
black or A (J (\ft
brown     epD.I/D
Children's Patent Mnry Janes
Best oak soleB.
Prices:   6 to 7 1-2 $1.96
I to 10 1-2  $8.75
II to 2 $2.95
Boys' Brown Running Shoes
Double soles.
11 to 18  $1.-5
1 to   5  .',. $1.95
QUALITY
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2-140 MAIN STREET
(Near Broadway)
25TH AND MAIN  STREET
Bring this ad. and get E per
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Dunsmuir Tool Store
Second-hand Dynamos, Electrio
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Bought and Sold.
520 Dunsmuir St,      Seymour 0698
Labor and Socialist
Literature
IN   ALT,   LANGUAGES
can be obtained nt
The International
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Cor. Hastings and Columbia
Mull Orders Promptly       *
Attendod to
Seattle Union Record carried
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located at 1129 HOWE ST.
H. Walton
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Official announcement has been
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Largest Men's Store In tlio West
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20
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BAOK"
1
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