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Array OE<F__C*__AI_   PAPBB:
VANCOUVER TBAD__S AND LABOB COUNCITi.
POLITICAL UNITT: VICTOBT
VANCOUVlER, B. C, FRIDAY BURNING,  DECEMBER 2,1921
$2.50 PER YEAR
is a
11, by
vative Candidate is a Vote for Slavery. A Vote
against its continuation. On Tuesday
, express their choice!
>Nnr  LOSE YOUR VOTE!
party politicians are once again appealing to
rkers -Tor thoir support. They are urging than
•se ttieir votes," end on every hand uttering
s   _t_LOtla___a.<3rs in tbeir endeavour to secure elec-
_■   class   candidates, having a knowledge of th.
3-tem. of society, axe making no promises.   They
they own. deliver nothing, and they also realise
«J. parties can never give the workers anything
*7hat *——a-y now have, and that is wage slavery.
apitalimm commodities are' produced for sale.
■workers have produced more than the world's
_ absorb, then industry is closed down and un-
it is tike lot of the producer of ull wealth.
be  claims ot the old  party politicians to the    i
if  the party 'which they represent is returned
employment will be more plentiful were true,   *
«_L it mean to the workers.   It would mean that->
he employed at low wages and the wealth
r create would pass into the hands of the ruling
• history proves tbat no political party has ever
to provide the -workers with steady jobs. Lib-
'ory  governments have been in power, bnt the
lot of the workeri under capitalism, has always been the
fame.
' The mission of a working elass candidate, elected on a
class platform, is to carry a knowledge of the present system to the workers, so that they may by their own efforts,
bring about a change in society which will free them from
unemployment and all the attendant evils of capitalism.
No vote for such a candidate will be lost, but a vote for
a ruling olass candidate oast with the expectation that lt
will bring the worker the means of life will assuredly be
lost,.for under the present system of wage slavery unemployment is necessary and inevitable.
If the outlook of the workers of this part of the world is
confined to the circumscribed existence whioh a job provides for the modern wage slave, they will lose their votes
by easting them for ruling class candidates. If, however,
their vision is directed to the freeing of humanity from
slavery and the enjoyment of life to the full under a sane
. order of society, they will express that desire, by casting
their votes for men who are capable of carrying on tbat
educational work whioh is so necessary before the human
raee can be freed from the shackles which the present
system of society has plaoed upon them.
JLITICAL
ES GET
CARE
chard    Wages
'Igrlnt    in
taimo
ngs   Arranged
b   Days off
paigrn
t_7T- In. t-lrie Nanaimo
end tlie olcl r>olit-
eetting scared and
real live red -will
Socianist candid-
hard. Is kept busy
Lings, and speaks
ome point In the
ile other speakers
kept ousy.
tt S_ Earp, o_f Van-
a. _=a* meeting in "Vic-
>«i out tha t trie old
3 -were discussing
_:**e problems that
-*& society    today,
ta having no know-
conditions, past or
had led to this
~—*v*t_*&-re the worker
everything socially
e> maintenance of
► x-ced to starve in
lenty, through his
dge of conditions
own enslavement,
oe a complete re-
resent society from
he conteixded; in
social revolution, a
iegeneracy, luxury
i«e end, -with a ma-
her end In a constate of poverty,
a datlo n.
__E>**ro*s   Future.
:onditiona     in     Eng-
a-sserted    that   Eng-
the    zenith   or   her
and tbat        from
eoline. fie quoted
*^vho said be realizo -was expending:
his? colonial tour
British colonies to
the stir pi us of un-
hers, for whom
sted      o_C     their     ever
agrain. _H_e      also
x-easons     for    this
>orta_tion      of     large
a.nd       machinery
^ ia,.        Capital   know-
ty    looked   to   cheap
3,      _Mr.     Earp    .-said,
<=*er-n*ed   a.t   the   mis-
>«-__    th^t   must   ensue
:>**   their   plants  and
-T x-om      America    to
r»d      to     India.        T_Tn-
■istic       groups      this
»e„       and      until     this
ed      out,     tbere    can
ay. the Socialist
speak      in      the     St.
San ich. On    Satur-
-**k:     a.t     Saanichton;
*^e     will     sneak    at
•conclude   the   cam-
at   :r*3"ar>aimo.
Xmas   Tree.
in charge of the
** £k.T_ entertainment
for-    the    children   of
appointed by the
^cc-rs, is desirous of
o r> «5   of   mort**y,   toys,
3 ies.        Al 1   donationi
•     Mrs.    Horsburgh,
POLICE
WAS ONLY
RELIEF
Unemployed   Single' Mert
Denied    Relief
Promised
Aid.   Tisdall Rebuked by
Returned   Man  With
D.C.M. and M.M.
Following the report of the un
employed committee on the Cambie
street grounds last Sunday, the
single unemployed men met at 61,
Oordova street 'west on Monday, at
2.30 p. m.. and proceeded to elect
a committee to represent them at
the Hastings Park shelter.
The committee was instructed to.
Investigate the provisions that were
being made for the unemployed,
and to notify the officials in charge
that they were the duly-elected official representatives of tha unemployed that are to be cared for at
Hastings Park, and that ther Would
take no instructions except from
the  men they represented.
Zt was then moved that the unemployed present proceed to the
city hall to back up the unemployed
committee, which was carried. The
unemployed, following out the intent of the motion, packed the city
council chamber, the passage-way
and the' stairs. Those unable to
get in waited ifl the rain until they
were informed that a report would
be made to them at 61 Cordova
street  west.
The committee presented the demands of the men for immediate
relief to the city authorities. Aid.
Tisdall replied that nothing could
be done bofore the arrangements
were   completed  at  Hastings Park.
The committee then asked the
aldermen to stand up as individual
members and state to the committee and the unemployed that there
was no alternative for the single
men but to beg, steal or starve.!
The alderman refused; Alderman
Scribbens, who was elected to the
city council as a Labor representative,   remaining  silent.
After the committee left the
council chamber. Chief of Police
Anderson told the members of that
body, that Mr. Ireland, relief officer, would investigate individual
cases of distress. The committee
reported this at the meeting held
later at Gl Cordova street west, and
were instructed to be present at
Mr. Ireland's offlce to take up the
individual cases. Some of the unemployed presented themselves at
<Continued on Page 3)
TRADE III
Many U. S. Bankers Press
for Trade to Be
Resumed
Reactionaries Backed by
Foch in Wild Scheme
of Attack
(By Launence Todd.)
(Federated Presa Staff Correspondent.)
Washington.—rlf Maxim Lltvinov
or any other representative of the
Hus'rtan Government is coming to
Washington to discuss the resumption of trado relations, or for "any
other purpose, in the near future,
the responsible officials of the State
Department "'havo heard nothing
bt it".
They deny any knowledge of any
application for a passport by any
spokesman of the Soviet government. They refuse to predict what
they will do if such application for
admission to the United States is
imade.
This official attitude has
Strengthened the suspicion that the
Harding administration has decided
to do nothing to encourage competition in the development of Russian trade, but to wait quietly until
the German.magnet, Hugo Stlnnes,
Bhall have arranged to employ
American and British capital and
German technical skill in getting
hold of the resources of Russia.
If Stlnnes becomes the master-exploiter of Russia, the Germans will
be enabled to take profits which
will ensure payment of much of
tho war Indemnity, and Fiance and
Belgium and Italy in turn may bo
able to pny some alight pnrt of
their debt tp the United Stntes.
American bunkers, as partners with
tho British bankers in the Gorman
scheme, wil view with complacency
tho continued hostility of Washington to direct Amorican commerce with Russia.
Programmo Opposed
But these bunkers do not ropre-
sont the entire banking group in
American politics, and their programme is opposed by some of the
.very biggest American exporting
interests, Theso exporters, backed
by manufacturers who are not under the control of the Morgan financial group, have steadily pressed
upon the administration tho argument that Russia should bc made
an American market. Today they
are protesting more vogoroualy
(Continued on page 4)
E
P. P. Cosgrove Makes Appeal for Russia at
Pender Hall
TIME FOR VOTING
THE Federal polls on Tuesday, December the 6th, will
be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The statute provides
two hours at least prior to closing time for voting.
Section 15 (1), chapter 40, of the Dominion Elections
Act, reads as follows:
' * Every employer shall, on polling day, allow to every
elector in his employ at least two additional hours other
than the noon hour, for voting, and no employer shall
make any deduction from the pay of any such elector nor
impose upon or exact from him any penalty by reason of
his absence during such hours."
Fays Tribute to Work of
Communists in,
Russia
With a ringing appeal for the
famine sufferers of the Volga regions, and a message of hope from
the workers of Europe, P. P. Cosgrove concluded a stirring address
to a large audience in the Pender
Hall on Wednesday night. Comrade Cosgrove is a member of the
Marine Firemen's Union, and was
a delegute to tho Red Trade Union
International Congress held In Moscow ln July, and spent some time
in Russia, and Is now speaking undor the auspices of the Friends of
Soviet Russia (Quakers), and endeavoring to secure funds for the
famine sufferers.
A, S. Wells, who acted as chairman, in opening, stated that no
country in the world had ever In
spired the world's working cluss as
Soviet Russia had done, and that
tho speaker of the evening-had
vlBtted Russia In the days of the
Czar, and also under the Soviet regime, and was qualified to give the
workers some Idea as to how conditions were In that country.
Freo from Capitalists
In opening his address, Comrnde
Cosgrove pointed out that the Rus-
slnn workers had freed themselves
from tho capitalist class, and becnuso nf that fact, tho ruling clnss
of nil other countries were, fearsome that tho workors ln their
countries would follow suit,
He pictured tho conditions of
Russia under the Cznr. nnd stated
that in no country in the world
were conditions as bnd ns In Russia
under the old regime, and ho ulso
pointod out that when tho Bolshoviki parly was first formed In 1903,
there wero only 825 members, and
he stated he mentioned this fact so
that the workers would be encouraged and feel that thore was hope
In the working class of this continent.
He outlined tho growth of .the
Bolsheviki .organizing the Russian
workers and enrrying on education
all over the country so that when
the revolution came, it was a surprise to tho Tuling class when Soviets sprang up overnight in alt
parts of the country.
Referring to the years of tho war,
he pointod out that Russia mobilized tho largest nrmy over raised,
somo 12,000,000 men being mobilized. They were badly equipped,
and In those late days In the wur,
the Russinn troops could only see
Oerman workers before them, nnd
they had not yet got Kaiser Bill,
they decided it would bo easier to
go home and get the Czar, nnd
thoy did It.
Took Lenin's Advice
Kerensky, however, promised
them democrucy, although, snid the
spenker, I have travelled pretty
nearly uround tho world, 1 hnvo yet
to finfid out what that is. Lenin,
however, told the Russian workers:
This is your revolution. Do not let
the usurpers koep it away from
you; lake the power in your own
hands. Aftor the bourgeoise hnd
(Continued on Pago 3)
Startling "Generosity" of
Mining Company
Is Shown
Flood Victims Have to
Pay for Necessities
Supplied
A short time ago residents of
Vancouver and vicinity, were
shocked when they heard that two
men were imprisoned in the mine
at Britannia Beach. A few days
later a feeling of relief permeated
the community when It was learned
that In spite of the ordeal which
these men had gone through, they
had been rescued ..after eight days'
Imprisonment, and were alive and
would live.
The* press gave lurid acounta of
the sufferings of these men while
imprisoned in the darkness of the
mine without food or any comfort
and nothing to hear but their own
voices. So vivid were these pic<
tures that any person reading them
could almost imagine -just wha
horrors these men had faced in
their imprisonment, while their
comrades worked like trojans in
the effort to rescue them before
death overtook them.
There is, however, another side
of the story. Mr. L. Craig, one of
the men who was imprisoned, has
told a representative of the Federatlonist that the company for whom
he has worked for six years, docked
his pay for the days he was im
prisoned, or at least he has not yet
been paid for those days of suffering.
There is, howeverretill more to
follow. Craig was one of the victims of th«? flood which occurred so
soon ater he aws released from his
living entombment. In that disaster, while his life was spared, he
lost practically all he had. On the
day previous to the flood he ordered
a ton of coal. This was lost. The
(Continued on page B)
Several Meetings Are Arranged for Closing Days
of Campaign
In spite of the inclement weather
the campaign meetings of J. Kavanagh aro being well attended. Friday lust, the meeting in the McBride school wns a huge success,
The' many tricks that wero being
used by the other candidates to
catch votes were exposed by J. G.
Smith. He stated that all tho other
enndidntes were having their photographs and their records circulated in order that a few votes may
be got.
Comrade Kavanagh dealt with
the issues confronting the workers,
and explained the reason for one
section of the ruling class desiring
a high tariff and another opposed
to it, but that ft was of no benefit
to the workers.
On Tuesday another meeting was
hold in thi' Brock school, at which
more propaganda wns spread. U
wns pointed out to tho workers that
just prior to the election wns the
only tlm* that all the other candidates In South Vancouver took an
activo interest in the workers.
Meetings of tho unemployed were
held every Sunday and Monday, but
with thc exception of Comrade
Kavanagh, the candidates wero
conspicuous by their absence. This
is Just one of the many Instances
which tend to prove that It is not
the workers' Interests that they
havo at heart, but merely their
own. Tho workers were asked to
look back to the various industrial
troubles that they hud been engaged In from timo to time, and
which of the candidates hnd been
with them. Comrado Kavanagh
docs not ask  for votes;  he states
Ml HRS
ARE OUT ON
Metallurgical Industry Ia
Paralyzed When Half
Union Men Quit
Transport Workers Will
Not Handle the.
Materials
(By Art Shields.)
(Federated Press Staff Writer.)
Chicago.—Seven hundred thous- .
and Italian workers are taking part
in the greatest strike that the pep-
insula has seen for a year, according to reports received here. The
entire metallurgical industry iB
paralyzed by the walkout of half a
million men resisting a wage cut
and hour increase that would take
away all the concessions they
gained after the occupations of the
factories last year. At the same
time the seamen of the great port
of Genoa and other near by Lig-
urian ports are on strike for the
double purpose of resisting a similar wage cut at themselves and of
giving support to the metal workers. In the south of Italy 25,000
railroad men are striking for a wage
increase and the abolition of the
Fascist! gunman system.
The metal workers began leaving
their mines, mills and machine
shops late last week when a 15 to
25 per cent wage cut was Announced by the Metallurgical Employers'
Association, together with an increase in hours from 8'to 9 daily,
ln violation of an agreement that
the present rules would stand until
February 1, Simultaneously the
shipping Interests ordered a similar eut for the seamen and harbor
workers in ihe Western ports.
Chance of Success
Officials of labor assert that the
strike has an excellent chance for
success because of its completeness.
Not only are the general machine
Bhop operatives out but all the
steel workers and the men and
women in the related by-product
chemical industries, Including many'
of the chemists and other technicians. 'Every iron miner ln the
Piomblno mining district is also
out. But the clinching factor for
success Is the marine tie-up which
shuts off imports of ore,' pig Iron
and American and Englljh coal
Any attempt to bring in these
materials at Southern or Asiatic
ports will bo met by a Btrike of the
marine workers there, nnd railroad
workers have promised to striku If
(Continued on page 4)
T
F. L. P. Candidates Gave
Views at the Dreamland Last Week
With Comrade Mrs. Holmes In
tho chair, a very large uudience
was present to hear Comrndes Pettipiece and T. Richardson speak at
Dreamland Inst Sunday night. Comrade Pettipiece. tho Labor candidate for Now Westminster, spoke
first, nnd his address wns devoted
mainly to the evolution thnt bus
taken plnce In the Industrial arena
since ho came to British Columbia,
27 years ago. liv pointed out lhat
(Continued on page 3)
very clearly at oach meeting that
the workers themselves are the
only, peoplo thut can .do anything
to solve the various difficulties that
confront them, and that It is essential that they acquire nn understanding of their position in society
ho that when the workers move,
as they surely will be compelled to,
thon the less disorder there will be.
Meetings will be held In the Connaught school, Rupert and Wellington streets, on Friday, Dec. 2,
and tho Mackenzie school, 4fith
and Fraser, on Monday, Dec. 5.
A PARADE AND
MASS MEETING
Of the Unemployed
WILL BE HELD ON
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4th
Parade leaves Pender Hall at 2 p.m.
Meeting at Cambie Street Grounds 3 p.m.
In lllo event of unfavorable woollier tins nieeting will bo hold In
tlio Pohaor Hull JAGE two
-THr_tT___-NTH YEAlt.    I.O. 47
THE BRITISH COLUMBIA FEDERATIONIST
-H-DAY __Pece_a*ar I. Hi
1 B.C. Fl
Published (Terr WtUay morning by Tin a a
FederaUonist, Limited
A. B. WBLLS-.
..Manager
Olloe:   Room 1. Victoria Block, S42 Pendor
Street Woat
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Bubaeribtlon Bates: United Statea and Foreign,
• 8.90 por year; Canada, 12.50 per year, $1.50
for six months; to Uniona subscribing In •
body. 14c por member per month.
TJnlty of Labor: Ths Hopo of the WorM
AN INCIDENT
IN THS
FIOHT
AS suggested by the Federationist some
few weeks ago,'the blame for the
Britannia Beach disaster has been placed
on the Britannia Mining and Smelting
company.  Once again has profits been the
cause of the death of
FRIDAY. December 2,  1921
LOCAL newspapers, news dispatches
front all over the world, all tell of
the plight of the workers. Unemployed
"and without risible means of life, men
who have produced wealth for a ruling
class, sre thrown into
gaol as vagrants. Tet
the very class which
makes the laws which
proclaims them vagrants make the laws
which precludes the workers from having
access to the means of subsistence.
WoB-crs are repeatedly urged to be
thrifty. They are blamed for wasting
thcir substance in riotious living. -When
employed they are urged to save for a
rainy day, and they do it, they skimp
their stomachs to buy a home for themselves, or put a few dollars in the bank,
and then once again industrial depression
sets in, they lose their homes, their savings disappear and they are either
arrested as vagrants or have to take their
place in the bread line.
• * •
Such is the life of a wage earner under
capitalism. With nothing but their labor
power to sell,, which is a drug on the
market, the workers are denied the right
to live. Yet these same workers are to be
found at election times applauding the
vacuous utterances of their master's
politicians. They look with contempt on
a working class candidate, and like their
masters; designate them as bolshevikis
and agitators. It has been asked how is
it possible for a worker to be intelligent
enough to represent the people in parliament, and it is a question that is not
always asked by a master class, but by
members of a class in society which has-
the ability and the intelligence to produce
" \ho wealth of the world.
There is some reason for that question
being asked. A slave without intelligence
enough to understand that he is a slave,
is not intelligent enough to grope his way
,out of his misery. This is, however, not
exactly the fault of the worker. He, like
his master, is a product of environment.
That environment is largely mental, and
the ruling class haying all the means of
education, and most of the propaganda
agencies at its command, has been able to
create in the mind of the modern wage
worker the idea that he is a free citizen
of a free eountry. The development of
capitalism has, however, reached that
stage where the worker is compelled to
face ever greater misery. His livelihood
is more and* more insecure. Consequently there has developed a school of thought
which is based on the history of the working class all down through thc ages.
Those adherents to this philosophy, are
fighting against the most powerful forces
that ever stood in the-path of progress.
The entire capitalist class of all the world
is^lined up against tho workera and the
class struggle becomes ever more fierce.
Workers are gaoled for speaking the
truth. Those who would carry the truth
as to thc cause of the misery of thc working class, are persecuted, prosecuted, imprisoned and even sent to death by an
enraged master class which sees in their
activities a menace to the continuation of
the present reign of rule and robbery.
»    ■    ♦ *
Thc working class press, although small
is becoming a power in the class struggle.
That press is attacked, at all points. When
members of the working class are elected
to legislative bodies, attempts are made
to have them unseated on some charge or
another, yet in spite of all these things
and all the obstruction, the working class
movement, based as it is on the historical
development of society and an understanding o£ that historical development,
grows. Thc olection of workers to parliament will never emancipate tho workers
from wage slavery. It will, however, aid
in tho struggle which must be waged. It
will help in the breaking down of thc ignorance of thc workers, and by so doing,
give assistance to a slave class to find the
way out and freedom from human slavery. On Tuesday next we shall see how
the workers of this part of the world aro
fitting themselves to wage the fight for
human freedom, and to control that which
they produce.
THE BRITANNIA a number of wage
DISASTER AND slaves. No donbt thc
LAWS authorities will once
again gloss over the
negligence of a large corporation and the
workera with their lives will pay tlie
priee. Mining disasters in this province
are not rare occurrences. Governmental
ignoring of such destruction of human life
on the altar of profits is also not an uncommon thing. Memory at this time
brings back recollections of the disaster
at Coal Creek some years ago, and another accident at Nanaimo,' both of which
were brought to the attention of the
government, and Premier Oliver in the
year 1919, promised that they should be
investigated. This promise was, however,
not kept, and the Minister of Mines who
at the behest of his masters, ruled that
such investigation was not necessary, was
upheld by the government in spite of the
promise of the Premier.
» * •
In the case of the Britannia disaster
there is no need for a governmental enquiry. A Coroner's jury has brought in
a verdict of criminal negligence on the
part of the company. Competent witnesses gave evidence before that jury, and
showed, that even the customary superficial precautions were not taken to safeguard the lives of the miners and their
families. Should a motorman on a street
car run into and kill one pedestrian, that
motorman is instantly arrested, He is
placed on trial in the event of an unfavourable verdict by a coroner's jury.
Will the responsible officials of the
Britannnia Mining and Smelting company responsible for the death of
more than thirty be treated in the s»me
way. If they arc arrested will the law be
allowed to take its course, Will the position of the company balance the scales of
justice, these are questions which the
workers are asking at this time.
•;•■■••#
Whether the law is allowed to take its
course or not. Whether company officials
are brought to trial or not, the persons
really responsible, the ownera of the
Britannia Mines will never reach trial.
Employees entrusted with the extraction
of profits from the workers engaged in
those mines may be tried. They may be
found guilty, but those who reaped the
profits of the labor of the miners who
now lie in their graves along with the
women and children sacrificed to the god
of capitalism, profit, will rest secure in
their complacency, for those who own,
make the laws so that they are at all times
free from interference under those laws.
The responsibility of the profit sharers
may be shuffled off on to the shoulders
of employees, and they, being workers,
will as usual pay the price, but capitalism
decreed that they should ignore human
life in the chase for profits, and if they
did not fill the bill their jobs would be
forfeited. True it is that workers on a
lower scale have more regard for the
safety of their fellows, but when all is
said and done, the responsibility for the
disaster rests on those who had in their
keeping the safety of thoSe wage slaves
who produced the profits which gave
them ease and luxury while the toil of the
workers who produced tho wealth on
which they lived, only gave«to those work-
era a mere existence and death as a final
reward. Slaves have no redress. Laws
aro for the purpose of safeguarding the
property rights of the ruling class, and as
long as that class, by its ownership of the
means of wealth production, ean control
the lives of tfce slaves of modern capitalism, justice will not be given them except
as interpreted by the ruling class which
is responsible for the laws of the land, and
all the laws of the ruling class, cannot
give back those lives which were demanded as a tribute to mammon.
could not produce their own living, and
never will have a perfect mind, shjj'itld1 Jie
the first sterilized, so that they <1c_i.iiij/>t
pro-creato any more of their breed? and as
thc capitalistic press is onu of thc stumbling blocks to human progress, ami's at\i)v
order o_ society in wliich childiW.wotJJjl
have all the care in the world, audi an jiti'
vironment which would give .hem* a
chance for life, all those who write for
such publications, with their mental'prjjij-
titution, or possibily lack of intolligeijga,
should 'be prevented from pro-creating
any, more of the species for they* are-:a
menace to thc human family, a brake 8ii
the wheels of progress, and could not obtain their living except under a system
which pays the price for mental stupidity
and an ability to lie which Amnios never
attained. • . ,.
A low tariff may look fine to a hungry
worker, but a good feed would do more to
satisfy him. A high tariff, may appear to
hold the promise of a job, but promises
do not feed the kiddies.
Professor Boggs, speaking at the Hotel
Vancouver, stated that unemployment
could bo solved under the present'system,
We wonder if this environment had anything to do with his making that assertion, s
O'CONNOR ASKS
A
Peter Wright, renegade member of thc
British working class, is supporting Meighen. Others of like stripe are supporting the Liberal party. Surely this is sufficient to indicate the only way an intelligent member of the working class can
vote, and that is for a Socialist.
The government is offering bribes in the
shape of jobs, that may or not materialise
after the election is over, to the workers
for their votes. We should have thought
that they had had enough work in the
past and that it was time they were thinking of securing the right to live as men,
and not as slaves. Their liking for work
in Vancouver, will, however, be shown by.
their rotes on election day.
Mayor Gale says he never employed an
Asiatic, but his wife had, to help do the
dirty work. That reminds us of a question
that Socialists are often asked, It is:
"Who will do the dirty work under Socialism." Our answer to that question
at this time is supplied by the example o|
Soviet Russia where former members of
the ruling class are now street sweepers;
in fact, they were so used to doing'flirty
work that it was impossible to find any
more efficient workers in that particular
scale of labor. :>
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Those who heard Mayor Gale at the
Dominion Hall on Monday night pleading
for votes from the workers, and also said
that the Socialist candidate for Centre
Vancouver had not a chance, may hare
forgotten the words of Mayor Gale in
April of this year when addressing a committee of the unemployed, he was reported
in the Vancouver World to hav^ said:
"Lay off this red flag stuff, this bolshe-
vism and I am with you," he also- said,
according to thc same roport, "I want to
say that if we havo men in Vancouver
who would sooner stand and starve for
the principles of thc Red Flag and Soviet
Russia I for one am willing to let them
starve." These words taken with the
Hon. H. H. Stevens eadorsation of the
policy of intimidation of workers by stool
pigeon methods should at least increase
the Socialist candidates chances, that is,
if the workers are next to the ruling class
game.
A UNITED STATES judge has raised a
storm of protest and considerable
discussion by ordering, or recommending,
that a poverty-stricken woman be sterilized. The Vancouver Daily Sun, commenting on this matter,
STERILIZATION amongst other state-
OF THE ments, makes thc fol-
UNFIT lowing declaration:
"Every child born
into the world has a sovereign right to
health and happiness. It has thc right
to free physical growth, unfettered
mental development—a perfect body
and a perfect mind."
* *      , *
While recognizing the limitations of thc
intelligence of an editorial writer for the
capitalist press, it niight bc well to point
out that the children of the working class
have no riplits; they have not thc right to
health and happiness. They have not even
the right to be born in surroundings which
will even give them a fighting chance for
life. Born in slavery, they are condemned
to a life of. want and misery, because tho
master class, having th8 power and the
might, which after all is the only "right"
which the capitalistic world recognizes,
denies the children of the workers a fair
chanco to become strong, healthy citizens.
It might also be. noticed that we never
hear of any suggestion of the women of
the ruling class being sterilized, because
they are likely to produco subnormal
children. Yet we venture to say that there
aro more subnormal and degenerate people within thc conflnjs of that class, in
proportion to their numbers, than there
is amongst the workers, in spite of the
terrible obstacles that nre placed, from
the day oi birth, in thc way of the children of the worki 115 class.
* * •
If, as suggested by thc Sun, it is not the
intention of those who a'dvoolto birth-
control, to suggest thc limitation of families, but the limitation of the families of
the unfit, then we would suggest that the
authorities sec to it tlmt those who are unfitted to live boiuise of tlm'ffict that they
Most People Die Poor, says an Insur
ance advertisement appearing in the looal
press. It also states that 93 per eent of
the people have nothing at death. It may
be a coincidence, but 93 per cent of the
population just about repreent the ratio
of the working class to the owning class.
Possibly it is because they are workers
that the greater portion of humanity have
as mueh when they die as they had when
they were born, and that is nothing. In
any case it must be gratifying to the Blave
of capitalism to know that after he has
spent his life in producing wealth, he will
have nothing when he dies to leave his
dependents, and they will be in the same
plight when the grim reaper appears.
The Merchants Bank of Canada is running a Christmas Club. We don't know
what it means and have not the time to
waste finding out, but wo notice that the
membership card which is being mailed to
the citizens of Vancouver along with the
advertising matter, is printed in the U. S.
A. In view of the fact that there is a
movement on foot for the pushing of
made-in-B. C. goods, wo wonder if the
patriotic management of the Merchants
Bank is getting its printing done in thc
United States because of that strike. If
not, wo'should like to know the reason,
and perhaps we can guess it. Our answer
is that it is cheaper, and if it could have
been procured cheaper in China, then it
would have beep printed there, our Asiatic cxclusionists notwithstanding.
Big Crowd at Dominion
Hears Socialist and
Liberal Candidates
S P. of C. Candidate Lays
Base Present System
of Society
"Thy wish is father Harry to that
thought."
•    ♦    e    e
Tho gentle reprimand to an aspiring Harry ot England In Shake-
spear's long ago—when caught
adorning himsolf with a kingly
crown before lt waa really "hls'n"
—was naturally recalled by Mayor
dale's complacent assurance, to tho
big audience In the Dominion Hall
on Monday evening, that Tom
O'Connor, the Socialist candidate
for Vancouver Centre, had no
chance at all of being elected, and
so it woe only left to them to vote
tho winning ticket by sleeting his
own modest and smiling self to
Wear tho honors at Ottawa.
Strange to say, tho said big audienco did not seem, to find Itself under any necessity/to accept the sold
complacent assurance as being by
any means a fore-gone conclusion;
Jn fact i(s attitude appeared to
leavo the situation still ambiguous
(to say the least) aa to whother.
the slim chanco waa really
Trouncing Tom's or Handsome
Harrys.
From a side-bill It was gathered
that it was a "joint meeting," undor tho auspices of tho Socialist
Party of Canada, and that Gale and
O'Connor were to be the speakers.
It wns further learnt that Vancouver's other "Harry," the Hon.
H. H. Stevens, had been Invited to
compete tho triangle, but had not
found it convenient (or advisable?)
to accept the invitation,    e
Though tho bill was thus a short
one, it was enough fo draw a capacity crowd, about' two thousand
people apparently being packed
into a space intended for half that
number. At any rate, the walls
bulged outwards Just as much as
they have done on sundry other
occasions, when the Issue has been
"argued" Inside tho rope* ot a
"squared circle."
Not that this was a Dempsey-
Carpontier affair by any means, the
contestants being brought together,
not to lambaste oach other, but
simply, as Chairman A. S, Wells
pointed out, "for tho purpose of
presenting the Issues ln the present
conflict aa laid down by the Socialist Party ot Canada, and the old
political parties."
Tho chairman emphasized the
point that no interruptions were
exjpected from tho audienco while
O'Connor and Gale were speaking,
though questions would be In order
afterwards. The audienco evidently understood Comrade Wells to
mean just what he said, and an
attentive hearing was given to each
candidate ih turn.
O'Connor spoke during the first
hour, Galo arriving too lato to
benefit by most of his address. Tho
Toss was Gale's; he was not expectod to voto for O'Connor, anyway.
Comrade O'Connor noted that
election time la a time when "this
fake aggregation that's known as
the public" is allowed to decide
who shall manage affairs. "Canada
fs not populated £y members of the
ruling class, but by peaple who sell
themselves for wages. Those same
people haVe the power to decide
the fate of any set of politicians
who come before them,"
Tho group with which he was
identified dealt with history; not
with emotion, as some did who had
nevor yet expressed themselves In
politics in their own Interest; they
had always expressed tho interests
of the ruling class..
The political parties, and the
state In general, depended for their
existence on the production of
wealth. "They do not produce one
ounce of wealth; they depend on
the producers of wealth for their
maintenance."
Each political party represented
a certain aggregation of interests.
Tho tariff was the concern of
nationalist politicians; free-trade
and reciprocity indicated -capital
having interests In both (he United
States and Canada; the farmer followed suit as depending on an open
market to buy his Implements, eto,
'In all of these sections, you havo
essentially capitalistic politics."
Each would see to maintaining a
system of buying and selling—not
themselves, but commodities such
as pig Iron, cattle, etc. They would
show the tariff in each of these;
but nowhere on their list wouid be
round tho commodity of labor
(Power, or "everything would be
laid baro."
The basis of all property was first
to be recognized. "You've only got
yourselves to sell. You are in the
samo position, generally speaking,
as a chattel slave. Very few of us
have   made   any   attempt   to   get
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The Vancouver Daily "World was the
only daily newspaper which gave a report
of the Socialist Party meeting held in the
Dominion Hall on Monday night to whieh
the old party candidates in Centre Vancouver were invited. The report, however, inferred that thc Liberal Candidate
who accepted the invitation, did not discuss the issues of the election as the
Socialist Party wanted them discussed.
Apart from the fact that the workers
gathered at that meeting showed a restraint that has not been equalled by an
audience at any other party's political
meetiug, this inference is as far from *tjie
truth as it was possible to get, jj,
The Socialist party realized thnt the
candidate of that party would discuss the
issues as it desired, and also realised that
the   Liberal   or   government   candidate
could not even attempt to do so, In fact, down to the basis- of how in the
another Liberal candidate, refused to
attend another such meeting, and the
Minister of Trade and Commerce conveniently was out of town*. Thero is not
a Socinlist candidate running in the
city of Vancouver, who could not have
done as T. O'Connor did, show his mental
superiority over any ruling class candidate. They havo a knowledge of world
affairs and the basis of political parties
which Hts them to deal with' election
issues, and while the World reporter or
whoever was responsible for the inference
referred to, may find some degree of satisfaction from thc fact that tho Liberal
candidate was given & good hearing, we
would point out that it was the good sense
of the audience which made thnt possible
nnd not the way thc Liberal candidate
handled the issues of the election, for the
Socialist candidate was so .far tlie better
fitted to do this, and we imagine that
tho Socinlist party won a great victory by
the Liberal candidates sorry display, and
lack of understanding of oven the bnsis of
the party he represents.
meant fof-the common people) admitted that the state depends on
the economic development for Its
existence. "The means of production means TOU, and the resources
of the earth, and the tools that you
use. Upon that .depends the politics
of the country." *
To the claas conscious group to
Which he belonged, there were only
two parties: the working class
party and the ruling clasa party.
In the capitalistic group wore sections with "Interests which do hot
harmonise." but they all had a common busis and a common understanding.
The speaker pointed out that,
aa a result of development along
such lines as he had indicated, the
people would naturally suffer "as
you aie suffering right now." Hastings Park was a logical sequel. (Applause.) Through the necessary
pioneers of industry, 60 per cent
of them now had no place to call
home—"a living example of what
the Socialists have done for you,"
the speaker added ironically, to the
accompaniment of a ripple of
laughter. He plcturod the "stiff,"
hiking from camp to camp with his
roll of blankets. "You don't have
to bother about bringing them out.
They follow you out," he remarked, to another chorus of laughter.
Yet those who thus fared had come
out full of ambition and energy—
the only kind that did come out,"
"What interest have you in the political programme?" he asked.
Gale made an appearance—bringing his smile with him, of course—
Just as O'Connor was making his
closing effort to show the wage-
slave where he belonged. "When
the whistle blows, when you take
your coat off the nail, there ls something left behind—tho energy of
your bodies," he was saying; and
an emphatic, "You bet your life!"
came from the audience in response. He quoted H. H. Stevens'
figures to show that of the wealth
produced about 20 cents on the
dollar Is paid out ln wages, adding,
however, "That is not hts object
When he tells you that"
And now an inevitable situation
had developed, and they were up
against a set of circumstances—unemployment, etc—arising out of
that situation.
"In the meantime, you have to
make the best of It. Ho who has
nothing to sell has no place in modern society, Where do you get off
at? XpU GET OPP AT HASTINGS PARK!" Roars of prolonged
applause.)
The second speaker was then
called on—not as His Worship, but
as Mr. R. H. Gale. / *
Had this been a regular debate,
it would have been necessary, of
course, to give both sides at length,
but as Mayor Gale had not heard
Comrade O'Connor's address, his
own speech Was obviously not a re
ply to It. Moreover, his topics were
of so little Importance to the work
world these peoplo even came into
possession of this property,"
j "Ths basis Is not ability,"
to show how the wealth of the
country had been built up by the
exploitation of human labor, since
Its early discoverers named it Canada— sign It ying "Hero is Nothing"
(applause). It had, however,
proved to be one of the richest
pieces of property found.
In the J7th Century, for instance,
Europe was largely Catholic and
there was a good proflt on flsh. It
was necessary, then, to flnd an
aggregate of human beings, living
by tho energy of their bodies, to got
the flsh out of tho water and transported to Europe. So prisoners
wore taken out of Franch. gaols
and untiliacd for the purpose, four
out of Ave of them being killed by
tho rigors of the winter.
"Canada has been built up on the
backs of tho samo people. Every
old civilization grows up on the
backs of slaves—whether feudal
hIuvcs or wage slaves. Canada has
been built up by those who labor,
and not those who moke the laws
of the country."
Tho state's own  litoraturo  (not
ers that the ordinary press may
be left to take cars of them. The
space ln the Federationist ls too
valuable,
As ah example: "The issue a
week ago was said to be the tariff.
Today the issue ts whether I opened
the O'ise of whiskey while I sat on
It. I take it that the only thing
that concerns you is that you were
not there   yourself."   (Hear.hear.)
Speaking to "men who have to
earn their dally bread—as I have
had to do many a time," he found
it necessary to complain again that
the government had "not played
fair with B. C." He quoted once
more Flavelle's pronouncement as
to the reason the big battalions
came from British Columbia, viz.:
"In British Columbia your bubble
was pricked. They had nothing to
do, and they wanted a job.'' Gale
did not, of course, endorse that
view, but the audience apparently
did. The applause, at least, seemed to indicate that they thought
Flav&Ue was pretty near the mark.
"Now we come to the unemployment," he said. ("Sure!" assenting
everybody.) "That hits a pretty
soft spot with me, just as It does
with you," he assured them. However, he didn't seem to know what
to do about it, exaept to slam the
Meighen government, Gideon Robinson, the Mayor of Winnipeg, and
the C. N. R.—"your railway (laugh*
ter) which you were called on to
pay for, by taxation or starvation,
which ever you like/'
After eliminating O'Connor, as
already stated (and Menghen, to
boot) His Worship put the final
choice to his audience: "You've got
to make up your minds between
Stevens, with all his brains, etc.,
sitting in the opposition benches,
or Gale, lacking brains, as you'll
all agree"—(tremendous applause
at this point, drowning His Worship's voice, although he waa literally bellowing.)
The subsequent questions from
the audience touched on tariff and
free trade, employment of orientals,
deportation of British subjects, the
function of governments, pries of
Victory Bonds, disposal of the national debt, and so forth.
One comrade wanted to know:
"If the Meighen gang are such a
bunch of unmitigated scoundrels,
why don't Galo and company organize to deport 'em, as in the case
of another bunch of men better
than either Stevens or Gale?"
Gale denied having called Meighen and company a bunch of unmitigated scroundrels, or having
ever attempted to organizo as suggested.
As to what action his party took
when the act was passed for deporting Brltishing subjeots without
a trial, he said, "To be perfectly
candid with you, I do not know. I
think I remember the incident."
A verse of "The Red Flag," concluded the proceedings.
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I New Westmlnater School
Trustees Break
"X     Agreement
Industrial workers are used to
I having their employers break the
I agreements entered Into with ra-
] gard to wagea and condltlona.   la
■ fact it ia doubtful If any auch
1 agreement la ever lived tip to in
I Ita entirety. School teachers, who
I until late years havs never organl-
I sod, are now finding that the claims
■ of tha Induatrlal workers, as to
I their relations with their employ-
lers, ars not figments of ths ima-
| (Inatton, but cold facts.
Soma time ago an arbitration
I board sat on the claims of the
I teachers of New Westminster, and
I made an award whtch the teachers
I expected would be lived up to. This
I however, has not occurred, and the
I school trustees have taken the
I position that they cannot afford to
I pay the wagea awarded. This Is
I the usual cry of the employer of
I Industrial workera.
As a sequel to the decision of the
I school trustees not to live up to the
■ arbitration board's award, tha tea-
I chers handed In their resignations.
I On Monday night the resignations
I were accepted, only two of the
I trustees being willing to atand by
■the award made, these being Trua-
Iteea Wella Oray and 8. Bowell. Only
I six of the teachers, out of close to
aloe, are'to remain at work, and
■Trustee Gray made a motion to
|the effect that these teachers be
dismissed. The motion was defeat-
Bid. It ls expected that the teach-
l^rs will wtn their point, as they ara
well organised, and lt la hardly
likely that any member of the Tea
chers Federation from any other
part wiU be induced to take the
plaoe of those who have resigned
aa a protest agalnat the non-fulfilment of the terms'of tha award.
Police
Patrol
Was Only ReUef
(Continued from paw 1)
the relief offlce that night, but were
told "there ia nothing doing." The
only relief in evidence at the relief
offlce being the police patrol wagon.
The committee was vn hand at the
relief offlce on Tuesday morning at
9 o'clock, and took the matter up
with Mr. Ireland, who again stated
"there la nothing doing." Alderman Scribbcns asked why the un*
employed packed the council chamber on the previous' day. He wae
Informed by one of the committee
that the workers had to organize
to lick the Hun, and did not see
why they should not organize to
get something to eat. Alderman
Tlsdall also stepped In and was also
Informed that he had patted the
boys on the back when they went
overseas. The delegate who made
thts statement also informed the
alderman that he had. gone, and
was in possession of the D. C. M.
and M. M., but he could not eat
with them. Alderman Tlsdall replied: "Tou are well dressed." The
returned much-decorated soldier
replied, informed the alderman
that he had not bought the clothes,
and if he was, judging from the
amount of help he was giving the
unemployed, he would have to go
naked if he depended on him.
(By The Federated Press.)
Trinidad, Colo.—Mike Lovoda,
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As loyal aaloa mon and womon, wo uk
yoa te demand ohooi bearing tbo above
Union Stamp on Solo, Insole or Lining.
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VANCOUVER BREWERIES
Limited
Honday, January (tk, lttt.
MANIFESTO.
WHAT ORGANIZATION WHJj
ACCOMPLISH
Aa an Illustration ot what can ba
accomplished by even a alts ot organised effort upon the pert of the
loggers, we would like to point out
the following faots:
During the winter et ltlf-1119
the boss loggers announced th.tr Intentions of cutting wages 11.iO per
day when the oamps started up in
nil, but ths loggers decided in
January, 1111, that they would organise themae-vea for the purpose
ot raising their wages aad atandard
of living In tha camps.
This was accomplished, as any
man working in ths oamp. during
that time Is well aware of, the boss
was compelled to build new bunkhouses, bath houses, snd dry
houses; furnish blankets anda
sheets, improve the quality of the
food and cooking in th. camps,
and raise wagea 12.00 per day. This
happened -when the loggers were
united.
THE EFFECTS OF COUNTER
ORGANIZATION.     •
Duing 1920 the boas loggers got
busy and organised hla forcea to
destroy organisation, aad this Is
what he has partly accomplished
by working inside our organization
and using a part or our membership (who were either paid, or had
ulterior motives) and the actual
labor spy to destroy th. Lumber
Workera1 Induatrlal Union of Canada.
There was also the trouble arising out of the piece work system
Introduced by the boss whloh the
membership did not understand,
therefore allowing themselves to
become divided on the question.
They have succeeded to the extent that they are able to keep the
majority of the active members out
of camp by "Hick's blaokllst," and
by shipping men to tho coast from
all over Canada.
THE REMEDY.
In order to regain what we have
lost by the bosses stool-pigeons,
and the disgruntled part of the
membership we will have to sink
our personal differences and invest
igate the "piece work system" the
"black list," and the method of
educating the men who have bcen
shipped out here from all over
Canada)
To do this we are calling a mass
convention to be held on January
membenhlp and delegates' sleeted
from camps on th. following basis
of representation:—
"All membera to be seated must
b. fully paid up te December list,
19J1."
"The Executive shall appoint a
temporary committee who shall examine all cards* and .all members
fulfilling the above requirements
shall be seated and the committee
discharged."
'Th. convention shall then .loot
a committee who ahall examine th.
cards of all members and delegates
who hsve not been seated, snd report their findings to the convention, who shall aot upon them."
"The convention to be open to
.members only, snd the convontion
shall b. the authority of the organization while In session."
"The usual committees shall bs
eleoted from the floor of the convention." ,
Signed on behalf of the,Coast'
Executive,
WALTEp   HEAD,
Coast Branch Secretary.
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FRESH MEAT DEPARTMENT
We will have on sale again on Friday
and  Saturday our Famoua Government    inspected    Pork    Shoulders,
weighing from  4  to  8  lbs.     Rotf.
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We   soil   what   we   advertise.
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excellent for roasting, weighing
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Extra special, lb  23 1-2C
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Choice Pot Roasttt from, lb 10c
Choice Oven Hoaatn from ....12 l-2c
Choico Boiling Beef from, lb 8c
Choico Bench** Stew Beef, 2 lbs.
for   2BC
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Lamb   Stow,  2 lbs.  for  26c
Lamb Shoulden, per lb. ...„ 16 l-2o
Lamb Loins, por lb. -_...__ 25c
Lamb Logs, per lb _. .29 l-2e
LEAF LABD SPECIAL
On  sale on  Friday and  Saturday,
Genuine  Leaf  Lard.    Reg.  20c
lb.    Extra specinl, 8 lba. ..-.460
No limit.
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Take Slater's advico and buy But'
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nino Alberta Creamery Butter,
fit fer nay table.   Special, 3 lba.
'or  - 11.18
No limit.
Slater'a    Famoua    Boneleaa
Bacan, 8 lbs. for  „__.,
Rolled
...91-00
Slater's Famous Picnic Hams, per
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Lard,   Lard,   Lard.
Two lbr. for .
Th*  very  beBt.
..350
Saturday morning only.
Pm Meal Back Bum
On aale Friday and Saturday, the
finest Pea Meal Baek Bacon, in
cuts of 2 lba. and np to 20 lbe.
Reg. 43c lb., special, _b.__S4 l-2c
BUTTER SPECIAL
On sale on Friday and Satmrday, No.
1 Alberta Dairy Butter, In tuba
weighing from 23 lbs. np to 40 Ibl.
Extra special, por lb. .._..._.._31 l-2c
GBOCEB7 DEPARTMENT
Eagle Milk „  226
Rolled OaU, 201b. aacka f 1.10
Pastry Flour, sack .„ 48c
Finest Orange  Marmalade,  4-lb.  tins
for  -   65c
Strawberry aud Apple Jan, large tlna
for  —  .76*
Orange and Lemon Peel, per lb...35c
Cooking Figs, per lb. ... „_.. 15e
Large Prunes, 3 lbi. for ___.... 25c
Not-a-Seed Raisins, 2 packet* for..4Sc
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FODB BIO ST .MS
Blames Blockade for
Suffering in Volga
(Continued from Page 1)
shown that they could not run the
country, they took Lenin's advice,
and took the government in their
own hands; they made Lenln premier, and kept him there ever
since.
The speaker Instanced how tho
Russians, after the 1917 revolution,
had to light the counter-revolutionists on 19 different fronts, and
all the machinery of modern warfare was brought to bear against
the Soviet regime by the capitalistic powers, because it was a workers' government; because it had
passed laws which said that unless a man worked, neither should
he eat, and th. members of the
ruling class of Europe had cold
chills running up their spines for
fear'they would meet the same
fate.
■ The Russian workers, however,
knew by this time that It was not
the workers of other countries
which they wero lighting, butthe
capitalists of the world, so they
adopted new methods. They said
to the workers of the allied armies
who were lined up against them:
"Look here, we never were against
you; why don't you go home and
let us do the same?" They drop
ped leaflets whtch asked questions
similar to the one referred to, until
the armies began to mutiny and demand to go home.
Referring to tho disruption of tho
transportation facilities of Russia,
he pointed out that the capitalistic
governments had sent their spies
and agents into Russia, and thousands of bridges had been destroyed
by these people.
Referring to the action of the
workers of other countries, and the
resumption of trade with Russia by
Oreat Britain, he said:
"At ono time the capitalists of
France loaned some money to the
Czar, to help fight the working
class. They wanted the working
class of Russia to pay that money
back. The working class refused to
pay it. They said that France had
loaned lt to tho Czar, and now they
could go and collect it from the
Czar. Because of this, France decided to go into Russia. Prance
wanted Lloyd George to force England to war with Russia. Lloyd
George was willing, but the workers were not. They told Lloyd
George that if he declared war on
Russia, thoy would declare wur on
him. Through the agitation carried
on by the British workers, a trade
agreement was signed between
England and Soviet Russia, and
trade is now carried on on a large
scale."
The speaker gave a graphic
word picture of his entry Into Russia, and said the signal of our passage from Latvia into Soviet Russia
was givon by the engineer of the
train, who hoisted the red flag. He
described Moscow as tho quietest
city ho hud ever been In, nnd
stated that lt had the smallest police force of any largo city in the
world.
Meets Haywood
Referring to his moeting with
Haywood, he stated that Haywood
.had told him to tell the workers on
tho American continent, thut he
wus not coming back. Thc speaker
ulso said that Haywood was satlslled with Russia, and was a member of the Communist I'urty, and
was doing his bit to help.
Referring to conditions In Russia
generally,  ho stated:  '
"The Soviet government is doing,
everything to encourage their young
children to be actors. They say.
that the working men need rccreu-,
tion and amusement after working
all day. If the working man wants,
to seo a show, he must see hla shop
chairman and tell him that he,
wishes to attend a certain theatre,
and the next day a ticket ts handed
him. Here ha sees a real show,
not a cheap pte-throwlng comedy.,
Workers in the capitalist countriea
have to be content with seeing pie-
throwing on the screen, because,
they have not tha price to see a
real show. ,
"We havo heard lt stated that
the working class do not receive
much money. That is true, but under a Soviet form of government,
where the working class controls
everything, they don't need much
money for, when the -Yorker goes
to work, he geta what ls called a
"pleoek," recelvlBf so much flour,
meat, sugar and the other necessities cf life. If ha needs shoes, he
presents his card and geta shoes;
lf ho neods trealmen, for his teeth,
he g"C_ to the den;'_t and has thai,
fixed. People aak, what doea the
dentist get? why, tho dentist receives the same.
"The renta ara free. Hero,
should the landlord try to Increase
your rent IE, yeu will pay him or
go to court and light the landlord
against raising; tho rents. The only
men who got anything out ef thla
are the lawyers.   Now ia Russia li
ei. We eleetfic llgMi are tree to
the wetkara. In ttae capitalistic
ix-untriee ttae llfhta ara need most-
rjnfac tke greet big signs en tke
too. iff ^ulldlngs. Inatiud of electrio llfhta ln the workera' homes,
you wis) flnd a amall tea light burning. It Is very dim becauee it Is
pcaatWle ttat the laat quarter haa
heen put lato It and it haa to last
until next pay-day. In Russia it Is
different. The lights are' uaed for
lighting the homes ef the working
tlHea. na telephones are free.
Call the party you want, and talk
'e them, but i:i other eeuntrlej you
have to-put lr. your nickel."
Ha alao pointed oat that every-
thing la done for the beneflt ef the
people. Medical attention ls given
to all needing it, for It ta recognized that it la In tha interests ot
all that disease should be stamped
out.
:   Communists Ara Trusted
Referring to the Communists, he
Instanoad the work that had been
carried en for tha laat le er 40
yeara br this group, whicli today
numbere 7.0,-00. Theae Communists, aald the speaker, are carrying
On the government ThSy are
elected to the Soviet* and to the
responsible position* la the trade
unlona, becauae of the fact that
they are trusted by tlie people, and
do not ehlrk either work or danger.
They work for tha beneflt of tha
country, and they work on Saturday afternoons and Sundays without pay, loading freight, repairing
locomotives or clearing snow in the
winter months.
' Referring to the atatementa made
by the ruling claas press to the effect that there was ne education ln
Russia, the speaker pointed out
that there wero 400,000 teachers
organized In Russia, while It) ths
United States there'are only 1004,
aiid yet he said, Russia is referred
to as Darkest Russia.
Dealing with the question of
whether the government under
Lenin was stable, in words that
carried conviction to his hearers,
the speaker stated that no power
on earth could destroy the Soviot
Government, and while applause
had punctuated the speaker's remarks previously, this statement
drew a storm of applause which
lasted' for an appreciable period of
time, and seemed to rouse the audience to a high pitch of enthusiasm.
In concluding his address, Comrade Cosgrove drew a descriptive
picture ot the sufferings of tha
famine sufferers in the Volga regions., He pictured the famines
whioh had occurred In India and
Ch'lna- when the Bolsheviki were
not blamed, and stated that the Soviet government was not to blame
fbr the conditions in the stricken
area, but the Allied blockade, which
had ter four years kept out of the
country agricultural machinery and
parts was largely responsible, and
while rthe famine in the Volga region 'might not have been averted,
as it was due to a lack of moisture, yet other parts of Russia,
whloh, could nape supplied the necessary foodstuffs were prevented
Irbvtt doing so because of the lack
ot agricultural machinery. He
asked how would your Canadian
farmers have fared If they had been
denied the machinery necessary for
tour years. His llnal words were
an Impassioned appeal for funds
for Soviet Russia, and when the
collection was.counted, It was found
thnt 1193 had been contributed.
A number of questions were ssked aftor the speaker had stated
that it would not surprise him if In
the near future a Soviet government was set up in Germany, and
thnt the workers of Europe were
sick of dying for their masters, a. d
were slowly but surely advancing
towards a new order.
T. A. Barnard and
Mrs. Corn to Speak
(Continued from page 1)
Imprisoned Miner
Loses Eight Days Pay
(Continued from page 1)
company, however, has sent him in
the bill for the coal. He also stated that In Spite of tho press stories
as to the company giving, the flood
sufferers all that they needed,
everything which haa been given
to them has been charged up
against them. Another instance of
generosity is tho caae of Mrs. Em-
murson, another flood victim. This
wonan also ordered a ton of coal
which was lost. She has received
the bill for the same from the
company.
Mr. Craig has placed a claim
with the Britannia Beach reliof
committeo for goods lost, fo date,
however, he has only received $70
from-the committee, and his claim
is being Investigated and he is hoping for the best.
Patronize Fed. advertisers,
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DANK BUILDING
Corner of Hastings
and Richards
Phones:
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the condltiona under which the
workerB exist la no better thaa they
were then; ln fact under pressure
of the competitive system, the
wokers' standard of living hae fallen, and that the fall wae Inevitable. He counselled the audience
to*give a mora intelligent attention
to the. representatlvea they aent to
the different legislative houses, as
the workera had reaohed a point
where control ot the power ot writing the law weuld be ot the greateat value ta them.
Jn hia survey of the workera'
candidates, he hoped that Prltchard In Nanalmo, and Tom Richard-
eon in Vancouver South would be
returned, aa he wea sure that .they
are capable representatives of the
working claaa. Speaking ef hla
riding, he felt aura that, Judging
trom the feeling and Interest
shown at the numeroue meetinga
he hat held, that the member of
the "Mulligan" coalition would
hava the Of ht ef hla Ufe to win.
Comrade RRhardson, Labor candidate In Vaaoouver South, epoke
next, end quoting a atatement made
by Ladner, that ex-member et the
citizens committee ot 111*, te the
altect thet he, Richardson, had
atated at Carleton ball, that It aent
to Ottawa, every step he takes
'will be a considered step towarda
the overthrow' of the preaent capitalist system." Hr. Richardson assured hla audience that he agreed
with the atatement made by him
on that occaaion. Ur. Richardson,
continuing aald, that lt waa hla
confirmed opinion that both old
partlea agreed ln their unflinching
opposition to the Interests of the
workers. Further, that It returned
on Dec. 0, he will do all In his
power to further the cause of the
wage-workers, and asked the audience to remember that in voting for
Tom Richardson, they were voting
for the Felerated Labor Party and
its principlea ot the collective ownership and democratic operation
of the means of wealth production.
Mr. Richardson reminded his hear-,
ers that the polls would be open
from 8 a.m. until p.m., and that
according to law, they were entitled
to two hours oil, Irrespective of the
meal hour, ln which to cast their
vote, and If any employer penalised any employee for the time taken off, they had the assuranee of
Judge Grant, the revising officer,
that the employer would be dealt
with as the Elections Act provides.
Speakers for next Sunday at
Dreamland:.Mrs. Corse, T. A. Barnard of Nanalmo and'the Labor
candidate for Vancouver South,
Tom Richardson.
The whist drive will be resumed
urday, Dec. 3. Dr. W. J. Curry will
at 148 Cordova street west, on Sat-
contlnue his course of lectures In
Fund, on Wednesday, Dec. 7, at 8
aid of Tha Federatlonist Defense
p. m.
JUNIOR LABOR
LEAGUE NOTES
At last week's business meeting
of the Junior Labor League, officers
for 1022 term were elected. All positions were contested and six were
nominated for the three honorary
positions. The following ofllcers
wore declared: Honorary president,
O. L. Charlton; honorary vice-presidents, J. S. Woodsworth and Wm.
Ivens, M. L. A.; president, John M.
Richardson; vice-president, B. F.
Trotter; secretary, Ed. Morrison;
recording secretary, Miss B. B.
Charlton; trustee, Wnt*White. The
new secretary's address Is 744
Broadway West, Vancouver; phone
Fair. 3040, Two more trustees,
committee conveners, delegates to
labor bodies and the provincial
committee, and a provincial secretary will be elected at the December business meeting. The socinl
committee reported preparations
for a dunce in the nonr future and
also progress with arrangements
for the annual campfire concert.
The sports >ommlttoe reported that
scores In the match with Beacons-
field were erroneously reported In
the Labor papers. The actual score
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It required a very large purchase of leather to obtain
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exceptional wear.
LADIES' OXFORD BOOTS AND STRAP
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Analyied and Contrasted from tbo Marxian
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The educational committee reported arrangementa for tonight's
meeting, Deo. 2. The educational
meeting tonight will be held at 929
Eleventh avenue east at 8 p.m.
The economic clasa will meet aa
usual at 148 Cordora west, In the
F .L. P. hall, at 3 p.m.
A meeting will be held at 1262
Chester street, South Vancouver,
next Friday evening to discuss the
advisability of forming a South
Vancouver branch of the J. L. L.
Ail young peoplo between the ages
of 14 and 25 in South Vancouver
who are interested in the league's
doings, are welcome to attend and
bring a friend. For information
regarding tho league, phone Fair.
1610, or Fair. 3023L.
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DOMINION  ELECTIONS*  1921
Socialist Party of Canada Candidates
for B. C. Constituencies
NANAIMO
W. A. PRITCHARD
VANCOUVER (THREE SEATS)
Burrard - J. D. HARRINGTON
Centre - T. O'CONNOR
South  - - J. KAVANAGH
Contributions to Campaign Fund urgently needed.   Forward
same to E. McLEOD, 401 Pender St. E., Vancouver, B. C.
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THREE raincoats from tbe great
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right good cheer to the chaps
who can't see the logic of throwing
a whole stack of ducats into a raincoat—especially when they have another coat or two. These are genuine
wool paramattas and guaranteed to
keep out the rain. These prices represent, as compared to last year'i
figures—
less than half
A genuine wool-top paramatta in
grey and olive. Belter and loose
styles. They are guaranteed to turn
the rain.  Thc value here is $121
Better grade with sturdy all-wool
top, ventilated sleeves; well eut and
properly tailored.   Value to $20.
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City Fre Fghters Union; No.
18, Vancouver, B. C: 26.00
J587.87
Changes in Place and Time of
Meetings for Study of Evolution
K. CUIIRY moves back to thef come as gods, knowing good and
Unemployed Will See the
Attorney General and
Hon. H. H. Stevens
The regular meeting of the Council of Workers wns held on Tuesday night In the Pender HaU.
South .Vancouver delegates reported that a .delegation had waited
on the Commissioner and bronched
the question of- providing' rubber
boots and-.oilskins for. the workers
on ronds during the wet weather.
The. Commissioner was quite agreeable to the proposal. Tlie.relief in
this fnui-icipal-ty is being distributed on thc old basis,
Tho Vancouver unemployed delegates reported that-the main thing
was the relief of the singlo men,
and until Hastings Park wub ready
they were destitute. It was also reported that they had been told to
see Mr. Ireland, and If they could
provo that they were destitute tfiey
would be cared for. This, however,
was untrue, and they would have to
wait the opening of Hastings Park.
The Lumber workers reported
that they had taken up the question of affiliation with the Red
Trade Union International.
The- question of the payment of
relief in cash instead of groceries
In the municipalities was also
broached...
A committee was appointed to1
brihg this matter to the attention
of the city unemployed committee,
Hon. H. H. Stevens, the Attorney-
General, and. the Mayor.
The next meeting of the Council
of Workers will be held on Monday, December the ath, owtfrg to
the tact that the South Vancouver
unemployed are holding a hard
times dance In the Hall on the 6th.
The f-outh Vancouver unemployed
have elected two delegates to act
as a connecting link between tho
North Vancouver unemployed and
themselves.
SUNDAY NIGHT at 8 o'Clock
DREAMLAND THEATRE
Speakers: R. H. NEELANDS, MRS. G. S.
CORSE, T. A. BARNARD, TOM RICHARDSON.
FRIDAY, DEC. 2nd, at 8 p.m.
BROCK SCHOOL
33rd and Main
FRIDAY, DEC. 2nd, at 8 p.m.
SEXSMITH SCHOOL
Women's Meeting and Conference
SATURDAY, DEC. 3rd, at 3 pan.
KERRISDALE HALL
41st Avenue
At 8 p.m.-KERRISDALE HALL
Richardson's Reply to Ladner and Odium
Speakers: REV. J. RICHMOND CRAIG,
MRS. G. S. CORSE, T. A. BARNARD and TOM
RICHARDSON (Labor Candidate Vancouver
South).
MONDAY, DEC. 5th, at 8 p.m.
CARLTON HALL
Joyce Road Car Terminus
MONDAY, DEC. 5th, at * p.m.
MUNICIPAL HALL
43rd and Fraser
Speakers: REV. J. RICHMOND CRAlG, T. A.
BARNARD, MRS. G. S. CORSE and TOM
RICHARDSON (Labor candidate for Vancouver South).
Big Demand for
Trade With Russia
(Continued (rom page 1)
w
JOE KNIGHT
Jutt Returned from Russia, will speak on the'
RED ARMY
as he saw it in RUSSIA
ROYAL THEATRE
TONIGHT
Friday, December 2nd
•8 p.m.
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than ever. The administration remains anti* Ruse Ian and anti-trade,
but its toue is less sharp and dictatorial than it was four or five
months ago. It may be that Soviet
Uussia will have a trade envoy In
Washington before long.
Milukov and LvolT, foreign minister and premier of the provisional
i evolutionary government nt Petrograd in the spring of 1917, have
liiv'ii in Wellington during the past
Itw weeks, and their anti-Soviet
propaganda has been enthuslastic-
»lly hailed by reactionary foreign
nnd native dignitaries and underlings asembled here for the Conference on limitation of Armaments. They have a backing of
Marshall Foch in their wiid scheme
of another military attack upon
Russia from Western Europe, but
they have nol the support of any
--sponsible spokesman of governments. Briand does not dare suggest another war upon Russin, and
the Italians are as much opposed
to it as are the British and the
Americans. The Japanese have
their hands full in Siberia. They
wonder what will happen to them
When Russia comes back to the
Pacific, unless meantime the world
agrees to disarm.
Agree to Policy
The Conference on Limitation of
Armaments has silently assented
Io,Soviet Russia's command in Its
Chinese policy, by agreeing "in
principle" that China shall regain
her independent status and have
charge, eventually, of her own economic development. It has ugreed
(o a Chinese policy—vague enough,
and to be carted out only as events
may compel the severnl powers to
do so—which is forcod upon the
powers b.v Russia's voluntary surrender (if extorted privileges. American declarations upon China's
"open door" ;ire a poor inteipre-
hillon of what Moscow has already
done fn fact. The conspirators of
Versailles know this, and in their
eloquent sympathy with the Chinese mny be observed an occasional
wry face. They choose thot path
of safety.
How stupid is imperial diplomacy
after all in its rending of history
and its estimate of current tendencies, this conference wilt finally record in letters so large that even
the French and Japanese, as woll
as the American and the British,
may read it. Where decades of
world misery might have been
nvolded by the simple means of
inviting Russia, Germany, India
and tho other great disfranchised
peoples to this conference, to agree
upon real disarmament and the
creation of a world federation for
the safety of tlie human race, the
Washington conference has exhibited nothing especially superior in
moral power to tho quarrel of the
victors ot Versailles. A naval holiday nnd naval reduction which will
roduco militarism's burden by Just
one-eleventh, but which will not
touch the problem of war or militarism itself, is its high-water
mark of Idealism. From an administration responsible for the assembling of such a conclave, capable of so small an advance, Russia
should   expect  nothing  intelligent.
Russia and modernism have co]
llded with the Harding mind.
WANTED
Will George Nelson, late of 8as<
kaloon Lake, Alberta, pleaso communicate with E. J. Robinson, Box
86, Cranbrook, B, C,
J P, L. P., where additional
*— chairs wilt be placed and
meetings will be held every 2nd,
3rd and 4tlj. Wednesday evening
of month, liegimiing Nov. 30th.
Why Was Religion Considered n
Subject or Discussion
A reply to this question was' as
follows:
For ages men and women have
been on their knees asltin&'Various
gods to help them to peaee and
happiness, and they are still at it.
If this mode of securingTelief is
correct we want to know It. If, as
we believe, this has hindered the
progress of human society then
we should know that and concentrate our efforts on other methods
which we believe are in understanding and organization iof the
workers, who must save themselves.
The three special subjects dealt
with during the three past Mondays
were directed to the "Creation"
and theological theory of the universe wich is sill supported by this
Christian civilization, at least nominally.
The first evening of the course
was devoted to a brief comparison
of the materialistic basis of the
universe and" what the speaker
termed the "mythological conception of the early Jews," and the
romances of the homes and "Medicine Men" of the tribes of Israel.
For, as It was shown, all races in
their childhood devoted special and
supernatural methods for accounting for man and his environment.
The story of how God enmo
down from above the blue dome
where He lived, and by a command
formed all things out of nothing
was a product of the brain of pritfi-
atlve man,
It was shown that these myths
of creation and mirifclo have in-
dured only because of their value
to the master-chinn, and hoc*^
they formed the basis of the social
and financinl statues of the spiritual agents of the world's economic
masters, the modern "Medicine
Men."
As it was in the Garden of Eden,
so today it is still feared that the
Adams nnd Eves mny "Ent the fruit
of the tree of knowledge and be-
evil."
They would then seek happiness
here below instead of keeping their
attention fixed on "things eternal,"
and from tliis the curse of labor
might fall on the classes who today
live like the lilies of the field, or
the flees on a dog.
We must also remember that
through the thousands of yeara
known as the "dark ages," the
golden age of the church has passed
with its "Holy Inquisition," Its
dungeon racks and faggots. Yet
there is an inquisition now here
and growing, not for heresy against
religion, but against the economic
basis of Capitalism for the crime
of "sedition" for shedding light on
the social problems of the day and
because of this the creeds of Christianity "embalmed and sepulchred
ln texts" of Jewish and church
mythology must .be maintained at
any cost to the rulers.
The story of Noah and his ark,
the magic of Samson the strong
man,  the great voyage of Jonah
who lived three days and nights
in the whale's belly and was then
spewed up whoie and hearty on the
beach.    The astronomical feat of
Joshua who caused the sun to stand
still that he  might gain time to
complete his imperialistic tour of
invasion and slaughter were referred to.      The story of Moses, who
with the aid of Jehovah and his
magio wand turning the rivers of
Egypt into blood and the dust into
lice, parting the Red Sea to permit
the "Chosen people" to escape their
cruel  taskmasters,   were   referred
to and many of the audience were
surprised that these romances are
contained in the Holy Bible.
'i Ue speaker stated that the less
■ the people know about the Scrip-
' tures the more likely they are to
. believe them, and that the great
I mass of workers know nothing and
I care nothing about religion and Us
I "inspired" basis..
I lt was declared there was no
cause to redicule these products of
1 ignorance and credulity, but the
shame was for fathers und mothers
to permit their children to accept
these products of a savage age as
the "inspired word of God," and
the Bible as the guide of faith and
conduct.
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Twelve years' experience.
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74 FAIRFIELD BI.DO.
Poona, India. — The sedition
charges against thc AU brothers
have been withdrawn, and they
nre being treated as criminals in
prison.
The Tribune says: "If tho object
of the prosecution is to damn the
character of the accused, then-the
object has failed. Tho punishment
Inflicted will kindle a not easily ex-
tinguishable flre throughout the
country."
Meanwhile India is staggered by
the severity of the sentences passed
by the tribunal inquiring into the
Malabar riots—13 men have been
sentenced to death and 22 ordered
to be transported for life—and by
the five death sentences in connection with tlie Malagaon riots.
London.—In an appeal to the
prime minister of New Zealand to
join in the efforts to raise funds
for the Save the Children Fund
for Russia, SSir James Allen, High
Commissioner in Great Britain for
New Zealnnd, has telegraphed the
the Save tho Children Fund here
has undertaken to feed 250,000
children In Russia instead of only
100,000 as at first announced. New
Zealand has already contributed
£60,000 to the fund.
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WHIST   DRIVE
and DANCE
Under the Auspices of the Women's Auxiliary of the
0.  B.  V.
Thursday, December 15
804 Pender St W.
Dancing 9 to 12
PENDER HALL
Wiiet 8 to 10
Oents 50c Good Music Ladies 26c
Men's Dress
Shoes
$5.00
The man who wants the full value for his money
will firtdlt here jn the Black or Brown calf Goodyear welted shoes, in a variety of &, j- *v*v
shapes to suit all feet ».......,.  Jp&aUU
MORE QUALITY-LESS PRICE
CORNET! BROS. & CLARKE
LIMITED
•   The Hen's and Boys' Shoe Specialists.
33 HASTINGS STREET EAST
Unemployed to
Stick to Old'Demands
(Continued from page 1)
arrangements   made   at   Hastings
Park.
$1)00,001) Spent
He asked those present to bear
In mind that J90...00 had boon
.spent on relief work. $100,000 being provided by the Federal authorities, and a similar amount by
the province. The balance was
paid by the ratepayers of the city.
In conclusion, he asked the workers to "play the game."
Immediately the mayor had finished his address, a number, of
questions were asked, to which his
worship replied. He was asked:
"What Is to be dono for the men
at Hastings Park, who, while coming to the city to seek employment,
when they were not working at the
Park, and who because they aro in
the city, must miss their meals'?"
The mayor replied, tho men will be
paid in cash, and pay for their
meals with cash, and If they do
not have the meals, they will not
pay for them. His worship was
also asked what was the difference
between the standard wage und
the trade union rate, to which he
replied that he had always attempted to have the standard wage paid,
and had been criticized for it, but
he was not at the council meeting
when the rate of pny was determined.
Replying to a question as to why
tho married meu were cut to two
days per week, the Mayor stated
that a week and a half ago, the
Federal government had notified
the city authorities that unless the
work was cut down to two days a
week there would be no more money for relief. Questions wero also
asked'as to why the workers on
rblief were being paid forty cents
per hour while the civic employees
were getting 60 cents, the Mayor
replied that he was not aware what
the city employees were paid.
His Worship wos also aaked if
grocery tickets could not be abolished and the workers paid in rash.
He replied that this was now being
dono except in those cases where
the money earned wns not being
used to purchase necessities.
T. O'Connor .Speaks
T. O'Connor, Socialist candidate
for Centre Vancouvor, wos the next
speaker, and In opening he stnted
he hnd no criticism to offer on the
remarks of the previous spenker, ns
he represents a different section of
society and had access to the treasuries of the ruling class. He also
referred to the palliatives offered
by that class which were necessnry
in times of industrial depression.
Unemployment, ho stated, wns a
problem for the state at all limes.
Referring to tho land clearing
schemes offered and the sloughing
off by other cities of their unemployed to others, he stated that
these things wero common under
capitalism nnd periods of unemployment. He nlso stated that
while alleviation of the distress
wns necessary, yet as the pressure
became greater the treasuries of the
ruling class would become smaller.
20 Cents on Ihe Dollnr
Referring to statistics used by
the Hon. H. H. Stevens, he said
that the figures supplied as to the
valuo of the produce of 700,000
workers In the manufacturing industries of the country, was $8,-
500,000,000, and the amount paid to
the workers amounted to twenty
cents on the dollar of the value
produced. He also pointed out
that under capitalism the best tho
workers oould do wns to roturn to
work and receive twenty cents on
the dollar, and poslbly flftoen cents.
• In concluding lie urged those
prosont to forget tho Idea thut they
had been filled with by tho ruling
class avenues of education, and
form ideas In lino with their needs
which could only bo supplied by
tho abolition of capitalism and tho
production of woalth for use instead of profits.
At the conclusion of tha address,
ohalrman Smith stated that the ruling class had all kinds of slogans,
but there wns one which should be
adopted by the workors, and thai
Is: "Workers of the World United
Men's All-Wool Tweed and
Worsted Suits for $37.50
Suits that you would have been satisfied to pay $70
for less than a year ago. Tailored specially for us, from
the very best materials and patterns that <J»Q7 CA
come from the Old Country $«J I «OU
D- If   RftfW  I TI\   137 HastinK» stre(!t W"
• Aa DUUIV. LIU.      Vancouver, B. 0.
you have nothing to lose but your
chains und a world to guin.'"
Comrade McKnlght, of the Unemployed Committee, then gavo a
report of tlio happenings during
the week, wliich were fully reported
in the last issue of the Federation-
is*, and concluded by stating that
the parados and meetings must be
handled by the unemployed.
* It was moved that the parades
and meetinga be held-ln the* usual
places and at the same hours. This
was adopted,
It was moved that the Workers'
Committee be instructed to bring
pressure to bear on the authorities
of Greater Vancouver to have the
grocery cards cut out and the workers paid in cash. It was pointed
out that this was being done in
the city, but that in the municipalities lt was not. The motion carried.
A motion calling for the sending
of a letter to the U. S. Government
calling fot- the release of Eugene
V. Debs was adopted unanimously.
The motion calling for the old demands, work or full maintenance,
was then adopted without dissent.
Italian Workers
Are Out on Strike
(Continued from page 1)   ■
an effort is made by the employers
to carry scab materials or products
on thc trains.
In Milam*, Turin, Genoa, Livorno
and thc other great industrial oities
affected by the strike, many other
miscellaneous workers are out in
sympathy on their own initiative.
Genoa is tinder a complete general
strike regime, only the teachers
being allowed to remain at work
by thc local chamber of labor.
The teachers have been notified
that they may be called out at any
hour.
Active management of the strike
is under a divided system of control, so far as the metallurgical Industries are concerned. Thc shop
committees from the various plants
co-opci-ate with the central bodies
of the two metal workers' unions,
the Metallurgical Workers' Federation of the Confederation of Labor
and the Syndicalists' Union. Tlie
former has 350,000 members ln
the industry, and the lattor some
100,000. The committees were Ilrst
set up two years ago, and according to. the joint agreement reached
with employers and govornment
after tlie August occupation thoy
were able to take a large share in
Industrial management, Employers have attempted to ignore them
as much np possible, but the committees have held togethor and have
played a largo part In "bringing
the workers together and bridging
the dKiVronces between rival unions.
The Federation of Marine Workers, an aggrossive organization, has
charge of the marine strike.
Say Cut Necessary
Employers say that the recent
wage cut Is necessary If International competition is to be met.
The union leaders reply that the
cut would bring their %ages below
the level of subsistence, and furthermore that the employers should
begin economising by cutting off
the subsidy of the Fascisti gunman
government.
However, the Fascisti are no
longer the force they have been. A
year ago they fought all through
tho industrial districts of Italy,
destroying a total of 150 chambers
of labor, or labor temples, and killing some 400 workers and wounding 3,500. But Jn the last few
months they have boen loss successful.
An ArdittI Del Populo, or workers' fighting group, has boen formed, and several losses have been
inflicted on the Fas'cistl. In the
recent Rome general strike against
the Fascisti the lattor were forced
to quit the city. So far they have
beon very paclfiflc ln the present
strike.
Detriot, Mich.—A cull for a na
tional conference on unemploymen
to be held in Auto Workers Ha:
here December 3 and 4, lias beei
issued.by James Eads How.Jacoi
Coxey and Urbain Ledoux.
Rome.—Dr. Nansen has Interviewed tho king, who* pledged tho
support to a gift from the Italian
nation for famine relief in Russia.
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IN THE
PENDER HALL
THURSDAY
DEC. 6TH
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South Vancouver
Unemployed  -
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