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Array THE BRITISH
INDUSTRIAL UNITY:   STRENGTH.
FOURTEENTH YEAR.   No. 2
POUR PAGES
OFFICIAL PAPER:   VANCOUYEBT-f jtADB8 AND LABOR COUNCIL.
VANCOUVER, B. C, FRIDAY KERNING, JANUARY 13,19i_f
POLITICAL UNITY! VICTOR1
$2£0 FER YEAR
Lumber Workers to Affiliate with the Red International
Manifesto Is Issued
By Recently Formed
Local Workef Party
Calls on Workers of Vancouver to V*'* Up With
Organization Designed to Assist i.    \e Class
Struggle—Points to Failure o    *ld
Workers' Political Parties \.
Modern Society ls divided  intofitself from time to   f» In strikes,
two  distinct  economic  classes—a
olass which owns and controls the
, natural resources and machinery
of production—the Capitalist class,
■ nnd a class which owns nothing
but its power to labor—th* Working class.
The capitalist clsss maintains Its
position as master by virtue of Its
control of the powers of state—
armed forces, governmental institutions, ste.
An Incessant struggle Is In existonce between the capitalist class
and the working class, commencing with the buying and selling of
labor power, and iho conditions
appertaining thereto,   manifesting
No Relief for Single Men
Whb Have Their
Own Homes
The usual unemployed meeting
Was held last Sunday afternoon In
Ihe Pender Hall, a larger crowd
than usual turning out, which can
be taken aa an Indication of the
conditions ln the city. Tht main
business before the meeting waa
the hearing of the report of the
committee which is arranging for
the holding of a conference on unemployment on Februatr -V W
which all organisations In fhe dry
are being urged to send delegates.
It was reported'that 36 labor organizations had been written to
and asked to elect delegates to a
conference on unemployment, and
that the committee had appeared
beforc some of the organizations,
particular reference being made to
the visits made to the Vancouver
Trndes and Labor Council (International) nnd the a. A. U. Veterans. The committee made an appeal to the trade unionists present
to seo that delegates were elected
from their organizations.
The North Vancouver situation,
and the decision of the council to
pay 40 cents per hour, caused convertible discussion, during which
It was pointed out that until a new
council was elected there could be
little done, but in the meantime
> the unemployed were organizing
bo that they could secure ull possible relief.
It was reported that the men
who had been put out of Hastings
Park were without relief in nny
' shape and that nny assistance had
been denied them. The discrimination against a few men at the
Park was also discussed and a motion supporting all efforts to have
them reinstated was passed. During the discussion it was pointed
out that single men who had
■hacks, and did not care to go out
to the park could obtain no relief
whatover, and thnt it was the park
or starvation for them, whereas If
hey could secure some work or assistance In the shape of money
they could live in their own homes.
A number of unemployed from
Burnaby were present at the meeting, nnd the situation In that municipality was outlined, and those
present who resided there held a
meeting after the general meeting
was over, and made arrangements
to organize the unemployed in that
- district.
Tom Richardson, who had been
Invited to address the unemployed,
gave a short address and urged the
workers to organize and show
greater unity.
lockouts,, etc., a lUi-uggle which
must continue, ever widening ln
scope, until the working class,
faced with the necessity of controlling the means of Its own existence, organizes its forces and conquers the powers of the capitalist
state.   This Is the claas struggle.
The revolutionary movement ln
Russia culminating in the Proletarian Revolution of November,
1917, marked the beginning of a
new revolutionary epoch. The
financial and industrial systems of
the capitalist nations are In a
atate of chaos. The psychological
effect of the Russian Revolution
upon the already discontented
workers of other countries generated a revolutionary fevor which
seriously threatens the stability of
capitalist society
The Second International died at
the outbreak of the war. Out of
the ruins of the fallen International evolved a hew revolutionary
force, the Third Communist International, openly declaring for the
abolition of. Capitalism through
the "Dictatorship of the Proletariat." Upon the question of
allegiance to the Third International most of the Socialist Parties
of the worid have split.
Declaration for means allegiance
to the Third International; declaration against means an agreement,
open or veiled, with the remnants
of the old International. A Neutral position is impossible.
Recognizing the failure of other
political parties to organize the
working class for Its historic
mission, the Workers' Party organised in conformity with the principles of the Third International
enters the field In an endeavour to
(Continued on page 4)
FOR SALE
The Federationist has for sale
a study of Bolshevism, written by
W. W. Lefeaux, who- visited Russia
some little time ngo. This work
Js entitled "Win I peg-London -
Moscow." The price ls 26c' per
copy. As there is only a limited
number of copies of this work on
hand, orders should be sent ln immediately to prevent disappointment.
11 FOR
Milwaukee   Labor   Will
Make Some Investigations
Milwaukee—4A national school of
detectives, with heamuarters ln
Milwaukee, and claiming through
literature to specialize in fitting
men to be private detectives in Labor cases, has come to the attention
of local organized Labor leaders,
and an Investigation Is being made.
The "national" school has Its apparent place of business at Box
1083, in the postoftice, but the name
of the secretary, through whom
circulars nro being put in circulation, cannot be found In the city
directory.
He claims in his circulars, which
are minus printed letterheads,, that
the school operates in three cities:
Chicago, Milwaukee and Philadelphia.
One of the circulars, which has
fallen Into the hands of union leaders, Is worded to make It appear
that the school teaches general
sleuth work, but also enumerates
"the remunerative field of industrial espionage."
The circular says the school offers two courses, but it ls tho factory-spying thut it takes most of
its space to recommend. It says
there is n "tremendous demand"
for industrial detectives.
"The clients (manufacturers) in
these cases are nlwnys big men
with large resources, und willing to
pay the price.
"The Industrial detective has
come Into his own In the Inst fow
yehrs," it says, "and manufacturers have found his aid Invaluable,
resulting in permanent positions nt
■a high rnte of pay, ranging from
|150 a month to $850 or more."
It Is set forth that a labor detective can later employ others, and
so build up a lucrative business.
In proof of this, the circular instances the strike-breaking Corporations Auxiliary of Cleveland employing 40,000 labor detectives,
which, it claims, was built up "in a
very few years."
A Mass Meeting
Of the Unemployed and Employed Workeri
WILL BB HBLD ON
SUNDAY, JANUARY 15th
At 3:30 p.m,
W TBI MSNDMt HALL
AU. WOKKBItS AKE INVITED TO ATTEND
~r
DO   ITI NOW!
IF THE WOBKEBS were as attentive to their own
business as theyare to their masters when on the job,
the Federationist would not have to appeal for assistance. We would not have to ask for aid in getting new
subscribers and circulating working-class propaganda.
It is one thing, however, to ask for assistance, and another
thing to get it. The master blows his whistle, or rather
has a worker to Uow it for him and his slaves jump for
fear they will be late and lose their jobs.
EVERY WORKER MUST HELP
When worldng-cMss affairs are needing attention and
active work, the average worker leaves it to Oeorge. His
attitude is one of indifference. His alacrity is noticeable
by its .absence. His apathy is, however, most apparent,
and demonstrated by the laok of movement and activity.
This is not as it should be. The interests of the working
class demand that every worker who realizes his position
in society should be at least as active in his efforts to
carry on the necessary educational work amongst the
uninformed workers, as he is in producing profit, for his
master.
A HUNDRED PER CENT: INCREASE
The Federationist can be placed on easy street, and the
work of education considerably extended, if its readers
will assist  We have already pointed out that we need
s at least a hundred per cent, increase in tbe circulation
, and money with which to pay off the outstanding debts.
This objective cannot be achieved without effort. It cannot be accomplished without the aid and ready assistance
of the workers.   It is their business.
EASY IF WE HAVE MONET
No doubt it appeals easy to get out a working-class >
i   publication.   It is if we have the money to do it with;!
■ but printers demand payment for their work; postages
j j have to be paid; overhead charges have to be met, and if
I the workers would realise that it is their duty to see that
X the financial end df the business is properly cared itk,
'<[ then the rest would be simple.
IT IS YOUR BUSINESS
U We don't care how many more thousands of readers
j We have—the more the better from an educational view-
; point. The greater the number of subscribers, the easier
I it is to care for the finanoial end of the job. The re-
•■  sponsibility for an immediate campaign for subscriptions
■ rests On our readers. The duty of freeing us from debt
i must be borne by the revolutionary working class. Wbat
. are you doing to help? Are you getting new subscribers?
j Are you asking for donations? If not, why not? It is
ri your business.  Then get to it and see what you can do.
Four Hundred Sign a Petition to Washington
Conference
All Come Within Reach
of Japanese Military Police
(By the Federated Press)
(Washington Bureau)-
Washington—Risking their lives
as well as theh- liberty, some 400
prominent Koreans have signed a
petition, presented .to the conference here, asking for-a hearing for
tho Korean Commission upon the
question of restoring Korea's independence and expelling the Japanese forces from that country.
Every one of the signers is now
within reach of ihe Japanese military police, and unless Japanoso
policy Is drastically changed by
reason of the fact that the eyes of
the world ure upon her, the Toyko
government mny be expected to
throw them Into prison and to torture or hang a large number of
them, as a warning against future
"treason." Twenty-seven thousand
Korean patriots have already been
fatally flogged by Japanese soldiers,
while muny thousands of others
have been shot or hnnged.
Not only nre the various nntional
(Continued en page 4)
RATE OF WAGES
North Vancouver Unemployed Still Stick to
Old Demands
The Unemployed of North Vnncouver are Ht ill kicking. They wont
the trade union rate of wnges, 60
cents per hour, or full maintenance.
Letters are to be sent to the local
M. P. and to the Minister of Labor
at Ottawa, pointing out the starvation measures of relief which have
heen adopted,
On Saturday last the regular
meeting took on a different aspect,
the candidates for aldermanc honors appearing and giving their
views. That the meeting wns lively goes without saying, in view of
tho fnct that the old council-gave
the unemployed an increase of five
cents per hour on relief work, and
later took it away. In fact, the ns-
ptrants for offlce were questioned
to such an extent that they becamo
worried and hardly know where
they were at. One candidate, however, stated that experience had
shown him thnt the worker had to
be kicked hard before ho made any
protest.
It was decided that a copy of the
South Vancouvor scale of relief be
drawn up and presented to the
new council. It was also decided
that the demand be made on tho
city council for the payment of the
seoretary of the unemployed.
Toys were distributed to the kiddles of the unemployed, who did
not receive theirs at the Pender
HaU, Mn. Horsburg, superintended this part of the programme.
Ths Advertising committee was
Instructed to see that the Federatlonist wu on *%le at all meetings
In the future*      - *
Says There Is No Honesty
Among the
Daily Herald Makes Some
Pungent Comment on
"Statesmanship"
Sir Percy Scott, damning the big
ship and demanding the abolition
of submarines, has let fall this
cynicism:—
"Wo take lt as an axiom that
there never hns been any honesty among nations and that
thore never will be." . ...   i
Thnt is a doctrine which few
statesmen openly profess, -but
upon which ull of them base tiiei?
practice. Very fow Indeod h\_
those who have the courage, like
Macchiavelli, to tell Uie truth and,
be branded therefor bv posterity as
villain. ' -l
Upset Conference When
Exposing Franco-Japanese Understanding
much a cry of despair as a chaf-i
lenge to meet facta. If states!
manship is dishonest, if treaties
are scraps of paper, it's' no good,
bleating about it. Saying "How
wicked!" cuts no ice at all. |
Undoubtedly he is right aboil!
disarmament. The moment a eonr,
vention is signed, every naval gen*;
eral staff will begin thinking out
ways and means of getting round
It. They will look for new Implements of warfare. They will devise camouflage under which forbidden preparations may still be
made. Of course they will. It's
their job.
The French accuse the Germans
of doing this alroady on bind. Probably their accusations are perfectly justified. Of course Germany Is
preparing—us Britain is preparing
for tho next wur, As in 1S04, so
In 1914!
No Versnlles Treaty, no Washington Convention, is going to pre-
(Continued on page 8)
Wrangel    Troops    Are
Shipped to Vladivostok
for Use of Japs
By Laurence Todd
(Fed. Press Sfaft Correspondent)
Washington,—Just as the-Russian revolutionists in 1917 upset
the schemes of the Allied diplomats by publishing the notorious
Secret Treaties, so now tho Chita
delegates representing Russian Fnr
Eastern Republic havo thrown the
Washington Conference into confusion in Its .closing hours by disclosing a Franco-Japanese understanding for the maintenance of
Japanese military power in Siberia.
The foremost militarist government in Europe, dealing. secretly
with thc outstanding militarist
power of the Orient, slipping the
remains of the Denikin nnd Wran-
gdl troops fo Vladivostok to be
armed nnd equipped by the Japanese for new wars against Russia,
In order that the American policy
in Eastern affairs may be foiled—
this is the story told by documents
whi'-h the Chita, delegates have
tossed into thc conference by way
of ihe press. One English correspondent cabled three thousand
words to his paper on this Siberian
sensation.
Aro They (-.I'tintnu?
Aro the documents genuine? If
so, how did the Far Eastorn Ro-
pablic get them? Has it moro of
this Information? Why has it not
been made public earlier?
These questions arlso when the
Japanese vice-minister of foreign
affairs, Kunihara, und thu French
Foreign Ofllce spokesman, M.
Kanimercr,  flatly .deny   lhat   any
(Continued on page 2)
Situation in Austria One
of   Hopeless
_ Misery
THE WORKERS' PARTY
■i1
will hold its first public meeting
On Sunday, Jan. 15th
—IN if HE-
COLONIAL THEATRE
Granville and fthinsimiir Streets
at 8 p.m.  Doors open 7:30
Speaker: J. KAVANAGH
QUESTIONS   COLLECTION   DISCUSSION
l i |i|.»i|i|itfrii Mn! liiim i i ■ a i ■ sios i i i i i H l il
Only   New  Oi"der   Can
Bring Relief to the
People
(By the Federated Press)
New York.—The hunger riots in
Vienna an December 1 were not
led or instigated by "reds" or Communists, and no proof has beon advanced to show that they were, any
more than that they wero the result of a government plot to discredit "radicalism," according to a
letter received here from Robert
W; Dunn, who witnessed thc demonstrations.
"It was a workers' demonstration, at least in the beginning,"
Dunn writes. Thc looting and
window smashing into which it developed was participated in not
only by Communists ond Social
Democrats, but by workers and
professional men—the flrst man
arraigned for stealing in connection
with tlie demonstration was a doctor who was helping himself lo a
slice of meat at one of the grand
cafes!
"Who started the 'Teuerungsre-
volten'?  and other such  questions
(Continued on Page 8)
Decisive Step Taken
By Coast Convention
of Lumber Workers
Coast Members Call for Affiliation of Organization
With Red International—First Labor Organization on American Continent to Take
This Action
Labor unions all over the worldfthe greatest, the most far-reaching
are at present being faced with a
question that not only is of supreme
Importance to themselves, but also
of import to the entire working
class of the world over; that question is: "Affiliation with the Red
International of Labor Unions." In
every country in the world, members of trade unions are discussing
and voting on this question, on tho
question whether they are in favor
of the Red International of Labor
Unions, or the Yellow Amsterdam
International. The Red International of Labor Unions Is an International embracing the organised
workers in all countries who stand
for the abolition of capitalism, and
the dictatorship of the proletariat
In this sense, lt is a One Big Union
of the International proletariat; an
O. B. U, whtch takes In all trade
unions all over the world without
breaking them up.
The filet that the convention of
the Coast branch of the Lumber
Workera Industrial Union of Canada,     with     only    two    dissenting   votes,   passed   the   following
resolution last Tuesday morning, ls
of peculiar significance at thjs time:
"That the Coast branch of the
Lumber     Workers      Industrial
Union of Canada, unconditionally adopt the principles laid down
by the Red International-of Labor UnionB, and calls upon the
general organisation of the L. W.
I. U. of C. to immediately apply
for affiliation with that body.   In
the event of the general organization refusing to affiliate with
the  R.  I.  of L.  U„  the Coast
branch executive to* immediately
apply for and secure the affiliation of the Coast branch of ihe
L. W. I. U. of Canada with the
Red International of Labor Un*
Iobb." 4
The adoption of this resolution fs
Caustic Comment on Demand for Payment of
Pre-war Debts
In view of the resignation of the
French cabinet, which according to
local press reports, wns caused by
the members of that bpdy agreeing
to meet a representative of the
Russian Soviet Government to discuss economic quest Inns along with
representatives of Circa! Britain
and olher nations, the following
comments by Radek on French policy are interesting:
In connection with the note to
the English government in connection with the recognition of the
Russian pre-war debts, Briand,
among other things, expresses his
pleasure over this success of French
policy towards Russia.,
Over this ".success" Radek writes
the following in the Pravda:
"This success" consisted in the
ability nf France and the Allies In
blowing up some thousand bridges
In Russia, in destroying a number
of cities, and through the blockade
killing not only wholo branches nf
Industry, but also some hundreds
of thousands of humnn lives. For
tl)e Entente that Is a fine "success."
Thanks lo this success the broad
mass of the Russian people hate
the Fcench government as the
cause of thcir misery. The head of
the French government, the representatives of thousands of French
who live on income has really good
reason to bo pleased, Ruins and
empty workshops are really splendid yleldcrs of,Interest on debts.
Fired by his success, Briand proposes to England to exercise fur-
(Coatiuued on Page 8)
BJEfHp
Arms Captured   Show
That Japan Is Behind Attack
(By the Federated Press)
(Washington Bureau)
Washington—Defeat of the Knp-
pelist (White Guard) forces In
battle with troops of the Fnr East*-
cm Republic at a point west of
Khabarovsk, with the loss of some
400 of the White Guards in killed
and wounded, and the death of Col.
Setnikuv, commander of one of the
Kappel regiments, Is announced
from Peking in a cablegram to the
delegation of thc Far East Republic  here.
"A war communique of the Army
of the Republic," says the cable,
"states thnt the offensive of the 8e-
menov-Knppcl bands has been
checked. The People's Revolutionary nrmy has assumed the initiative and started un offensive. Khabarovsk wns taken on Dec. 23 by
tho Semenov-Knppel band. On
Dee, 28, considerable forces of their
bauds attacked our army to the
west of Khabarovsk. After a stubborn bnttle the attack wns repulsed
by our army, which started a counter-attack, as a result of which the
Semenov-Kappelltes suffered a serious defeat nud 400 were killed
nnd wounded.
"Among the killed wns Col. Sct-
nikov, commander of the Kama regiment of their army. Thirty-nine
Bemenov-Kappel soldiers wero taken prison ers. A large quantity Of
arms and supplies wen- also captured. From the quantity of arms
and supplies taken from the Seme-
nov-Kappel bands if is beyonf doubt
that the attack on the Far Eastern
Republic is being organized by tbe
Japnnese  military authorities."
An earlier cable, from Chita, Informed the delegates thnt the Japanese had seized tho road tending
from the Chinese Eastern Railroad
in Manchuria, to Btagovnstchenck,
and (o Manchuria station, in the
rear of the Army of the Republic.
step ever taken by the Lumber
Workers Union, The fact that the
largest branch in the organiiation
has decided on affiliation; and alao
decided to recommend that the
general organization immediately
affiliate, shows the progressive nature of this organisation; because
the Lumber Workers is the first
Labor union ln North America to .
ask for affiliation with, the progressive workera of the world, although
other trade unlona have gone on record an being ln favor of affiliation.
The Red International of Labor
Unions came into being last July,
and already its affiliated membership numbers many millions. The
(Continued on page t)
FAiS DO NOT
PAY OPERATORS
Patronize Fed Advertisers.
Farmers Have to Work
on Roads to Meet
Deficit
(By The Federated Press)
New York.—"So fsr ss I can
learn, no (arm In my neighborhood
is supported by farming." ThU
statement Is made In a letter written by a farmer In Olennic, Alcona County, Mich., to his friend,
a well known economist In thli
city. The latttr turned. It aver to
Wis Federated Press as an Indication of the condition ot American
agriculture.    ',",
"Some farmers with their sons
and their teams work on automobile roads to meet deficits," con-
tlnues the writer. "Sons of some
farmers work In cities and daughters of the farm often teach
school. I understand that farmers
who lacked outside help could not
pay their taxes last year and cannot pay this year.
"We hove grown good'crops, but
often we cannot get enough for
them to pay us wages for hauling
them to market. The prices
quoted In the papers are misleading. If we have hay, we cannot
get enough for it at out station to
puy for bailing and hauling; It is
cheaper to let the hay rot.
"If we ship stock the law re-
quires feeding In transit. Our
sheep are fed hay thnt we would
not feed and that they will not
eat; we are charged 150 a ton for
It. The last ewes that I shipped
brought me 25 cents a head nbove
expenses; on winter feed. 25 cents
will keep a ewe nbout four days.
Since that shipment my culling Is
done with a rifle. Dead animals
nre not skinned; the hides will not
Pny for the time they take.
"Lost spring potatoes and onions
that hnd been stored through the
winter were hauled to the fields
nnd dumped. These nre a few of
the facts. I could tell you many
more.
"Newspapers tell wage-earners
thnt 'lnbor needB cnpltal and capital needs labor,' that the cost of
living is high and the farmer must
be de fluted. Farm papers tell the
farmer thnt he must hnve chenpor
transportation, nnd that the only
obstiicle Is union labor. So for. the
schemo works.
"Wnge enrners hnve some good
pnpers. Farmers need n nntionnl
weekly. Locking thnt they nro
misinformed nnd misled. They nre
called 'the bulwark of cupltnllsm'
and n . ulli. iem bulwark they nre.
ir farmers nnd wage enrners do
not go forward nt about the smo
rato there will be trouble. Formers
nro Isolnted nnd fnrmers' colleges
will not be ns effective ns workers'
colleges are. An honest national
weekly thot farmers would wnnt
would hasten things and snve
trouble. Is there nny way of
getting lt?"
Debate Janunry _!l
On Sundny, Jnn. 29, Dr. Brown
and Dr. W, J. Curry will debate In
the Empress theatre on tbe question of "Creation versus Evolution."
The debate will commence at 2:30
p.m.
CONCERT
Under the nuspices of the Friends of Soviet Russia
—al, the—
PENDER HALL, JANUARY 20
at 8 p.m.
Instead of the usual admission fees, soap, medical supplies, or canned food will only bc accepted as the prico
Of admission.
HELP TO SAVE THE CHILDREN
^_s|_4-—l-»i.i 4'——"■ "PAGE TWO"
_ov_______i year, no. 2    THE BRITISH COLUMBIA FEDERATIONIST Vancouver, b. c
rniDAY January 13, Hit
=-3*
THE B. C. FEDERATIONIST
Published svery Friday morning by Tho B. C.
Tedemtionlst, Limited
A. S.- WELLS ... Manntcr
Room  1, Vietoria Block, 842 Pender
Street West
Telephone Seymour 5871
Subscription Rntes: United Stntes and Foreign.
13.00 per year; Cnnnda, $2.50 per year, .1.50
for six months; to Unions subscribing in a
body, 16c per member por month.
Unity of Labor:   Thc Hope of thc World
FRIDAY :' January 18, 1-22
THE . manifesto of tlie Vancouver
Workers' Party, v/hich appears in another column of litis issue, nut} not appear to be a very formidable document.
It is, however, a call to thc workers of
Vancouver, aud will
A REAL eventually bc a call to all
CALL TO        workers  in   Canada,  to
ACTIOS form a political organiza
tion which will function
in thc interests of the working class.
* » •
Not only is it a call for the formation
of a workera' political party, it is a call
to thc workers to actively participate in
the elass struggle.   It is true that working-class   political   parties   have   been
formed   beforc.   They   have,   however,
ceased to function as such and have become cults, ignoring the real struggles ot
thc workers and have degenerated into
debating societies, and assumed an attitude whieh has been so well summed up
by Marx in those satirical   words   contained in an article entitled "IVIndiffcr-
enza in Materia Pplitica" (The Political
Indifferentism) which he wrote in 1873,
of which the following are extracts;
"Thc working class shall not form
any political party, ahd under no
pretext shall it attempt any political
aetion, beeause *   flght   conducted
againat the state would mean recognizing thc atate, and that is in contradiction to the eternal principles.
Thc   workers   must   not   conduct
strikes, as fighting for an inerease in
wages or against a decrease would
mean the recognition of tho system
of wage labor, which contradicts the
eternal principles for the emancipation of the working class." ,
"To sum up: The workers should
cross their hands and not waste their
time in political or economic movements, as all these movements can
only bring direct results. As truly
religious folk, scorning their daily
needs, they must cry with conviction,
'Crucified be our class, submerged be
our race, if only the eternal principles remain immaculateI' Like Godfearing Christians, they must believe
the words of the priest to despise the
earthly possessions and only aspire
to gain paradise. H we substitute
for paradise social liquidation which
will be inaugurated on some fine
morning in some corner of thc globe
—nobody knows how and who shall
realize it—the swindle is completely
the same.'.'
"In expectation of this famous social liquidation, the woAing dass
must behave like a herd of well fed
sheep—leave the government in
peace, fear the police, obey the laws
and sacrifice themselves without complaint for cannon fodder. In their
daily lives, thc workers must remain
the most obedient workers of thc
state, but in their souls they must
strongly protest against its existence
and testify their deep theoretical
contempt for it by the buying and
reading ef brochures dealing with the
abolition of the state; they must beware and not resist the ..capitalist order with any other opposition than
declamations dealing with a future
society in which this much-hated system will vanish!"
* * •
We have made use of the above quotations before, but as the working-class
movement develops they become more
and more useful and give an inkling of
what Marx thought should be the tactics
of the workers. Political parties, however, will represent the intelligence of
those who form them, and for that reason
thc call of the Workers' Party should be
answered by all those who understand
the position of the workers in_ society,
and desire to work in the Socialist or
Communistic movoment, for if the party
is to function, it must be essentially a
party of active workers and not drones.
IF the figures in the daily press are to
be relied on, then thcicash value of
the wealth created in British Columbia
during the year 1920 was approximately
♦410,000,000. Equally divided, this sum
would give every man,
WHAT "WE" woman and child in the
DID province about a thou-
LAST YEAR sand dollars. Of course
that did not happen;
we know many who did not even get a
tenth part of that sum, and, if the children are considered, a much less proportion is the lot of many.
It should also be remembered, that dur.
fag the year 1920 production was curtailed by the limitation of the demand of
a world's market. Thousands were idle
because there were no jobs for them,
while !there, were thousands who were
idle because .they did not have to work to
live, but lived on thc labor of others. In
addition to those already referred to who
did not take part in production, there
were thousands of others who never
produced a particle of the wealth referred to, well aa capitalist apologists, secret service agents whose mission in life
is to find a red and get him sent to the
penitentiary, and all that parasitic
growth which capitalist society makes
inevitable; had to be kept and must of
necessity have shared in the wealth produced by thc workera engaged in > thc
produetion of commodities.
» * *
The workers have' beon told so long
that capital is necessary and that social-
Ism would destroy incentive, that they
believe it. Yet wc find that even under
capitalism, when industry is stagnant,
that the.workers engaged in producing
wealth in British Columbia during the
year 1920 produced wealth equivalent to
near a thousand dollars for every man
woman and child in thc province. These
commodities, were however, produced for
sale. Thousands were without work and
the necessities of life, and capital and the
system which it is a part of, precludes
the workers from producing for their own
needs. The wealth created was not produced for-the needs of the people, but for
profit. To keep the master class in idleness and luxury. To provide the members of that class with limousines, and
lackeys to run them. To.care for ond
feed the parasites which arc incidential
to and products of the system. Our masters, through their press, gloat over their
prosperity. They never miss an opportunity of showing how wealthy "we"
aro. What a prosperous people "we"
are, and how successful the industries of
"our" country are. Wc arc indeed a
great people. The workers starve and
produce great wealth for their masters.
They imagine that capital is necessary,
and that without it there would be none
to give them a job. Yet they produce
thc capital whieh their masters invest,
and then read abont then* rulers wealth
with a feeling of pride while their stomachs shrink through thc lack of the necessities of life. Verily {he modern slave
is a strange animal.
TIIE delegates to thc Coast District
Convention of the Lumber Workera
Industrial Union of Canada, have gone on
record as favouring affiliation with the
Red International of Labor Unions, and
have urged that
LUMBERWORKERS the organization
AND THE as a whole affili-
R. I. OF h. V. ate with the left
. wing organization of the Trade union world. This decision is a most' important one. It is a
step, however, whieh does not stop at the
passing of a resolution, and must, if
really seriously undertaken, mean more
than the expression of a pious opinion
based on sentiment.
♦ ¥ •
The Red International of Labor
Unions is based on a very definite pro-
grame, the abolition of capitalism. Affiliation with that organization therefore
carries with it obligations which must be
carred out if the affiliation is to be more
than a formal linking up. It carries with
it the duty of organization and education,
so that the organization may function in
the task of bringing about a change in
society.
Qtiring thc days when the lumber industry was flourishing, thc Lumberworkers carried on a great organizing campaign. Much good work was accomplished. But since the slump set in, there
has been a cessation of activities on the
part of the camp worker and the repeated
encroachments of the lumber barons have
not been resisted as they should have
been. Rotten conditions still prevail in
many camps. Wages have been cut and
the hours lengthened, and a general
apathy towards the organization has been
displayed which is not in line with thc
policy of the Red International.
* * *
We have no desire to act the part of a
carping critic, but wc would point out at
this time, that one of the essential needs
is the organization of the lumber workers
who are working. This can only be done
by every member of the organization
taking an active part in the work of the
organization. The mere paying of dues
docs not make a member of a union an
active factor in the working class movement. Action on the job is what counts,
The organization's strength is demonstrated by the aetivities of its members.
By the cohesion which is displayed on
matters of moment to the workers, and
the lumberworkers will demonstrate
their seriousness and thcir real intention
in connection with their affiliation to the
Red I. of L. U., when they get rid of tlieir
apathy and actively engage in the work
of organizing the workers in the industry
in which they are engaged. They have
done this in the past and 'we hope that
thc recent decision, will give that stimulus, which is so necessary to successful
working class organization and education.
WITH tho. exception of bourgeoise
opponents of Marx, none have been
more guilty of misrepresenting tbe
Marxian theories than have many so
called Marxians of this continent. With
but a very circumscribed
MARX knowledge of the Materi-
NOT A alistic conception of his-
FATALIST tory, these bo called scientific socialists, have
attempted to show the workers that the
capitalistic system is doomed and that the
aid of man except that of a few theoreticians is unnecessary in bringing about the
new order. They have become fatalists,
and on any and every occasion, have proclaimed to the world that conditions and
the development of the system itself is
all that is necessary in order to bring
about a change in society, completely ignoring thc human factor and that individuals and groups of individuals are a
part of thc conditions which prevail at
any given time. This type of socialist
has glorified scabtiery, scoffed at the
worker's efforts to resist the encroachments of capitalism, and preached a
policy of Inaction and inertia, which coming from so-called sociologists, has been
nearly as deadly as the propaganda of the
ruling clasa,
 _m
It may bc true that the fatalistic, philosophers have not realised that they, hava
been preaching a policy of inactioi inn
non resistance to capitalist opprefcjHon;
they have, however, by ignoring the activities of the workors in their indulfrial
organizations and by scoffing at ftp.
cvery day activities, which did not'end
after listening to a "socialist" orator,
created a deadly inertia in working class
ranks. This doctrine has bech the means
of preventing many workers joining in
working class activities whieh arc essential to the development of a working class,
phychology. Yet these same "scientists,"
while assuming a "know-it-all" "attitude, have proclaimed to all and sundry,
that the ruling class by its press, the pulpit and all the avenues of education, haa
created a ruling class psychology in ithe
working class mind, quite ignoring the
fact that a working class psychology can
only bc created in working class circles
by working ^ class organization and
activity against thc ruling class!
♦        -» •
Recent events in Europe have somewhat upset this school of mental confusion. This may be due to the fact that
many of the continental socialists have
had access to many works written by
Marx which have never-been translated
into the English language, but which
deal with working class tactics and not
theories. Be thqt as it may, a very elementary study of the works of Marx will
show that he, at least was not a Marxian
as interpreted by some of our "ultra
revolutionary" friends who do not yet
see the significance, of the proletarian republic in Russia.' In his Eighteenth
Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte, Marx aays
in part, "Man makes his own history,
but he does not make it out of the whole
cloth; he does not make it out of conditions chosen by himself, but out of such
as he finds close at hand." These .words
were never written by a fatalist who ignored the human factor, they were written, however, by a man who realized that
revolutionary movements depended on
individuals and' groups of individuals,
ond this is borne out by Boudin, who in
his work "The Theoretical System of
Karl Marx" and dealing with this form
of misrepresentation of Marx, aays in
part:
But not only the transition from
capitalism to socialism requires the
active agency of conscious and purposeful human effort.    The whole
Marxian theory of the evolution ;_f
society through a series   of  class- ■',
struggles brought about by a coa- _
Diet of conditions of produetion with
social institutions is so conceived by
Marx as to make the intervention ofl .
human effort for the amelioration
of    society    an    absolutely    necessary and integral part of the
"conflict."  It is only necessary to
remind the reader of 'lie  circumstance, pointed out in the text, that; >
Marx does not speak of the revolutions as the result of the impossibility' i
of continuing production under the ,.
old institutions, but  of production
being "fettered" by them, a condition implying a moral valuation and
volition of an active human agent.
« « *
While Boudin was doubtless dealing
with bourgeoise misrepresentations, when
he wrote the above, yet the faet remsins
that so called socialists who have been
content to confine their understanding of
historic materialism to economic determinism, have been just as guilty as the
capitalist apologists who have attempted
to refute the Marxian theories.
*. * »
The times have changed since Marx expressed himself with regard to the human
factor. The capitalist system has developed to such an extent that is necessary
for the workers to organise consciously
for the bringing about of a new order.
They must organise in industrial organizations to resist the further encroach'
ments of capitalism, and at the same time
prepare themselves for the day when they
will have to fight for political power. The
recent election showed that there wasa
crying necessity for a political party in
this country which recognized these facts,
and which would realize that man makes
his history out of the conditions as he
finds them. That those conditions to day
demand the training of thc workers so
that they may fill their place in history.
This training can only be secured through
organisation and the development of a
working class psychology which will
eventually result in the workers moving
as a class and not as individuals or sections, once that objective is achieved,
there is no doubt but that the working
class will achieve its objective, but it will
never gain knowledge and training by
The Unemployed and Ourselves
(By H. M. Bartholoroefc)       *
Article I—flu* Present Hit wit ion
THE whole world is a volcano of
discontent. In every country
we find huge armies of unetn-
loyed. Demon titrations and processions are the order of the day. In
some places tlie lot of the workless
has become go desperate that riots
have broken out, and considerable
anxiety has been caused the powers that be.
; The world war, the predatory
peace terms, the general collapse
of trade and finance has delivered
blow after blow to the delicate
structure of modern capitalism.
The frantic efforts of the financiers
to stabilize credits is the best evidence of tho seriousness of the pre-
sent world sitaution.
Meanwhile the armies of tho
workless continue to grow in size
and In misery. Tens of millions of
workers are "out of a job," and are
suffering aU the e_vils attendant
upon the bread line.
To those militant class-conscious
workers who know that the existing social order Is the causa of all
this misery and .suffering, this problem of unemployment should be
of more than passing Interest.
Hound the meetings of the workless, their strset parades and demonstrations there Is being waged a
bitter struggle. IT IS HERB THAT
THE CLASS ANTAGONISMS OF
CAPITALISM STAND OUT WITH
RELENTLESS PROMINENCE, IT
IS HERE THAT THE CLASS
STRUGGLE IS BEING WAGED IN
ITS MOST BITTER FORM.
This light of the unemployed ls
not a matter for mere academic
discussion. The members of the
bread Hne want food—as well as
theories.
What, then, Is our attitude regarding this important part of the
class struggle? That question demands an answer! Shall we shirk
the issue, or shall we try to answer
it?
First of all, what are the unemployed men and women thinking?
What are the prevailing conceptions? Are they being organized?
Are their activities being directed
into the proper channels ?
Here are a few of the hundreds
of questions which we, the militant
proletariat, must ask and answer!
In the past we have held aloof
from the class struggle*. To us lt
has been a theory, round which
we could construct elaborate men*
Chita Delegates
Disclose Secret Treaty
_      (Continued from page 1)
such messages or negotiations pass
ed between their'governments.
o Boris E. Svirsky of the Chita
delegation, vice-minister of foreign
affairs of the Far Eastern Republic, and previously vice-chairman
of the provincial zemstvo at Vladivostok, answers for the delegation:
We are under'a responsibility
to save our people from the horrible atrocities committed by the
.Japanese, and in doing so we have
gathered information wherever we
could. We have received information from various quarters, some
of which is contained in the documents we have, made public. We
have much more to disclose. We
waited until it appeared that the
conference might not give us a
hearing. The whole world has
now heard. We will be glad to
tell the rest of our story to the
conference; lf it does not want to
hear It, we will again talk to the
public. The life of our republic Is
at stake> and It is our duty to let
the conference know what we
know of Japanese designs in the
Far East"
At French Expense
The documents, which trace the
French and Japanese negotiations
from January 6, 1921, to September, begin wjth a Japaneso military
mission's report, from Paris, that
the French have agreed with them
on the disposal of the remnants of
the Wrangel troops which are to
be used for the benefit of the
French on condition that the
French "support us by all means
in the Siberian question." The
text of a protocol drawn up ln
Paris is then given, indicating
that these White Guard troops are
to be shiped to . Vladivostok at
French expense, to be equipped
and supported by the Japanese for
a war in Siberia against the Far
Eastern Republic and Soviet
Russia. The French agree tp
Japanese "temporary occupation"
of Siberia, while Semenov and
other White Guard leaders with
Japanese aid are to "liberate" the
eountry, A Japanese protectorate
Is to be established over the White
Guard government which wlU then
be set up, and Japanese control
over all of its affairs ls to be conceded.
A secret conference In Tokio, a
telegram from the French Foreign Office to Tokio, and a treaty
between the French, Japanese and
the Russia White Guard representatives, develop tho plot, which is
aimed at the "Bolsheviks and So
la! fancies. There was no reality in
the problem of unemployment. Our
(tenernl attitude was one of Intellectual contempt for the "bottom do?."
We told the musses that they
were fools; they thoy did not understand; that we knew the whole
tiling, and that it wos no use tryins
to struggle against the existing social order. And we left the matter
at that.
But the masses continued on
their way. To them the strugglo
was not a theory, it was a grim
reality. They would listen to us.
but they would not follow our advice. To them we were intellectual
freaks out of touch with realities
and divorced from the masses.
Comrades, we wero wrong, and
the masses had a correct estimate
1 of hr!    Thnt is the bitter pill that
we must swallow!
Let us look at the situation again.
Here are a large number of unemployed. They are engaged In a bitter struggle for "hay and oats."
They think of the universe in terms
of a job. Prosperity spell* a job.
They go in processions demanding
"The" Right to Work." They
form committees and deputations
In order o secure "a hand-out," or
a little work.
But they are unorganised. There
ts no cohesion of their forces. Anarchy reigns supreme. There is
little suocess attending their efforts.
Moreover, organized labor looks
with the greatest suspicion upon
this unorganised rabble of men
and women. The organised workers have no confidence in the bread
line, and, except _ In pare cases,
treat the unemployed with contempt.
Most important of all, the unemployed are. the victims of all manner of fakirs. There being no coordinated effort, no organization,
the unemployed walk into all sorts
of traps and are the victims of all
kinds of bogeys.
Meanwhile the militant movement, working for the overthrow
of capitalism, stands idly by, con
tenting itself with a few cheap
sneers at the expense of "the Ignorant mob." Is that the correct
attitude for any revolutionist to
adopt? Will any man dare say
that such a policy will help to
wards a workers' republic one iota?
Here is an important sector of
the class struggle. At this point
the battle is being waged relentlessly. Millions of workless members of our class are involved. And
we see that they are unorganized,
but hot a hand will we lift towards
that necessary constructive work!
We see them putting up a splendid
flght against overwhelming odds,
but we breathe "fools" and sit .back
In our chairs waiting for the new
era.
And we shall have to wait many
thousands of years If we follow
that road. Out of contact with the
masses, sitting on a pedestal of
''more-holy-than-thou'' Intellectual*
ism, we have been nothing more
than arm-chair debaters.
But the struggle continues. IT
IS A GRIM REALITY, and if we
are to function, it Is necessary that
we get up from our arm-chairs
and BECOME REALISTS!
Let ius examine our attitude a-
new! Let us look at this question
with the end in view of a speedy
overthrow of the existing social order. . We must gain the masses to
our side, we must have their support! It is our business to discuss
how best to get the masses behind
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exact figures of the present membership Is not Known here; but over
seventeen millions of workers were
represented at the flrst congress,
which was held In Moscow last
July, and a large number ot labor
unions have afflliated to it since
thsn.
The fact that the Lumber Workers are aligning themselves with
the militant workers of the world,
with the working class of Russia,
thus putting into actual, practice the
famous words of Marx, "Workers of
the world, unite," will make the
Lumber Workers Union the rally'
Ing ground for ail workers who are
in sympathy with the working class
ot Russia. This affiliation will link
the Lumber Workers of Canada up
with all radical organizations in all
countries, and wlU receive practical
and moral support of the militant
workers of the world.
Affiliation with the Red International means something more than
merely passing a pious resolution.
It means that all workers wha are
in favor of the abolition of capitalism, all workers who desire to give
their practical support to ths Russian people, must get busy, help to
orgainse thc workers, and actively
participate In all activities of the
organisation. That is what Moscow
regards as thc duty ot all class-conscious workers, and It thsy tail to
full in line, that failure will brand
them as belonging to the renegades
who are willing to do nothing else
than talk, and very uttle ot that.
Here ls the opportunity for all
workers In the Lumber Industry
who are in sympathy with the revolutionary working class of Russia to get in and do some, real organising and educational work.
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the conditions as we find them are not as
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use the material to hand to forge the
weapons for his emancipation; which can
only be brought about by the working
class, moving as a class, to that goal.
Just as Ireland gets out of one trouble,
she landa in another; this time it is a
Railway Strike,
Mr. Justice Darling, a member of the
British Judiciary, evidently realizes just
what the class war means or he would
not have uttered the following words'!
"Ijlhcy had seen how thin was the partition dividing trade union disputes from
disputes whioh became in a moment
bloody revolutions." These words were
uttered from the bench when the Communist was defending a libel suit instituted against it by J. H. .Thomas, the
"hero" of Black Friday,
Tokio, ln September, stating that
the French expect to have only
the support of the Japanese at
the Washington Conference, and
warning the Japanese against withdrawing their troops from Siberia,
'since France and Japan will be ln
conflict with American Far Eastern policy at the conference, and
must not endanger their possession
of. the Chinese Eastern Railroad
and other strategic positions. Finally a wireless from the Japanese
commander in Siberia, reporting to
To'klo the arrival of Wrangel
troops and tho fact that the French
Inform him that these soldiers
come under agreement with ths
Japanese government.
The translations are crude, hut
the whoie tenor of the documents
ls held- genuine. Russian aristocrats,1 fleeing from Vladivostok
when the American troops withdrew, crowded into Tokio. Many
were employed ln Japanese secret
service. They had access to secret
archives. Many have since then
left Japan. Spies are always subject to change of employment. The
denials made by the French and
Japanese are not convincing, ln
view of the fact that French and
Japanese actions in the conference,
as well as in Russian affairs fsr tM
post Ave years, serve to suport the
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• on Crews sad Brliigework, Dev._slr.l_r la Plotewwk sod Opon.
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)IL LEASES
y?
NOTICB     that     I,     MUX
AMDW80N,    looker.    Y«-
B. 0., iuXani te »ppD$ to &• Co»-
ir st haaia Itf a llttaso ia pr#*>
[jt cosl, petwlwn »r_4 astsnf gst
hae followlai d«»crilMnl property
fescipr St s pout planted on the
Wata at SMrieen Bank aboil #0
, vut et tks ieutfc Wast eeraet
S». Bee Isleni, Biehiua* U-micU
j N. W. D.; tkenee south 80 eUim
nee wtat 10 chaina—•henee Berth
Jtloa—-thesce «ut SO chsiai, te petal
■Haeaoeaent, centaislnf sa area si
Tr«» more pr leu.
f ATEP November 8, 1031.
JOHJT SIDNEY ANDER60H.
JCK MOTICK Ust I, JOHN PERCY
lUK. Broker, Vsnoosrer, fi. C. ia-
r apply to  the   Commiisioner   of
J for s licence to prospect tor eoal,
bam ana natural gas o*» the tab
: teioribe* property;   Commeacinf
.post pJanted sa the tidal flata st
Cod Bank about 80 ehalne west ol
luth weat earner of Let 4, Range 7,
llileaa, fiiehmeat Maaieipslitr, N.
[; thenee eoath   80   chaiaa—thence
BO chaina—thence north 80 ehalne
na eaat 80 chains, ta point of com-
aent, contsiaiag sn area  sf   OM
msra ar leaa.
JATED November 8, 1091.
JOHN PBRCY HOOPER.
 ■-»'■■'       i   ii   —'»
_H NOTICE ttat I, JOHN
_V ANDERSON, Broker af Van-
. B, G. intend to apply ta the CeeV
>aer sf Lands fsr a licence to pros*
> eoal, p«tro)Mm and natural gas
the following described proporty:
enclBg at a teat planted an taa
lata of ths fereahore or hank af
Ony, Now Weitmlaatar IMetrtel,
160 chsiai north weet of District
14, Point 0»r—thence sonth 80
-^thence east 80 chsiai—tbence
00 chains—theace weet 80 chains,
nt af commencement.
JATED November Oth, 1021.
JOHN SIDNEY ANDKR80N.
il NOTICE that I, JOHN PERCY
•ER, Broker, Va__sa«fsr,, B. 0., into apply to the Os—Uiionor of
for a licence ta pMSfsen far cosl,
rum and natural gaa near tha tol*
t Jent-isbtd property: Commencing
wat planted en tbe Sonth East cor-
t the North West iiuarSar of Sec-
ir Let Thlrtytve (85), Tawnship
'0), Delta Municipality, Haw Weat-
rt District; thence West 89 chains
:ce Kerth 80 Chaina—thence Bast
ains—thence South 80   Chains   to
ef commencement,  containing  an
f 840 aeres mors ar less,
(ted November 10th, 1921.
JOHN PERCY HOOPEB.
CR NOTICE thst I, JOHN PERCY
ER,   Broker,   Vancouver,    B.   C
to apply to the Commissioner ol
for a licence to prospect for cos!,
ram and natural gu o ;er the
ng described property:    Comminc-
a post planted en the tidal lata
mcon Bank about 80 chains north
South West corner of Lot IT, Sea
, Richmond Municipality, N. W, D.j
west 80 eh*1"*—thence north 80
—thence esst 80 chains—thence
80  chains to point  sf  commence-
containing aa area of 040 acres
i* less.
■ATM Haeamber 8, 1821.
JOHN PERCY HOOPER.
CI NOTIOE tbat 1, JOHN PERCY
RR Broker, Vancouver, B. O.
to apply to the Commissioner of
for a license to proapect for coal,
urn aad natural gas over the
og described property: Comment-
a psst pleated en tha tidal iaU
aonth west corner of Lot 814,
Orey Municipality, N. W. D.;
weat 80 chaiaa—thence north 80
—thence eut 80 chaina—thence
80 ehalna, to paint sf commence-
eentaiaiag sn area of 840 acres
>r lets.
!ATM November S, 1921.
JOHN PERCY HOOPER.
IE NOTICE that I, JOHN PERCY
ER, Broker, Vancouver, B. C.
to apply to the Commlaalaaer af
for a licence to proapect for coal,
rum and natural gaa over the
ng described property: Cosamosc-
a pest planted on ths tidal Rata
St Sturgeon Bank, about so chains wast
of ths tenth West corner of Lot 17, 8as
Islead. Rlohmead Municipality. N. W. P.j
thence west 89 chains—thenco north 80
chains—theaee east 80 ehaine--*ihenea
sonth HO chains to point sf aammooao*
meat, contaioiai an area of 040 acres
more or leu.
LOCATED November 9, 1M1.
JOHN PERCY HOOPEB.
TAKK NOTICE thst I, JOHN PEBCT
HOOPER, Broker, Vsncouver, % C.
intend to apply to tho Commissioner af
Lands for a licence to proapect for coal,
Jiotreleum and natural gaa over the
ollowing described property: Commons*'
ing at a post planted on the tidal flats
at Sturgeon Baak, about 80 chains woat
et the South Weat corner of Lot 17, Sea
Island, Richmond Municipality, N. W. D.J
thence south 80 chaina—thence weat 80
chsiai—thence north 80 ehaini—thenee
eut 80 chaina to point of commencement,
containing an ares of 940 sores more .or
leu.
LOCATED November 9, 1991.
JOHN PBRCY HOOPEB.
TAKE NOTICE thst I, JOHN SIDNEY
ANDERSON, Broker, Vancouver, B. 0.
intend ta apply to tne Commissioner af
Lands far s licence ta prospect for coal,
petroleum and natural gu over ths
following described property: commencing st a post planted an the tidal ists
st Sturgeon Bank shout 80 chains west
of the north west corner of Lot 21, Range
7, Lnlu Island, Richmond' Municipality,
N. W. D.; thenee south 80 chaine—
thenee weat 90 (j. alna—tkance north 84
chains—thenes out 80 chains to point
of commencement, containing an area of
649 acres mora or lua.
LOCATED November 9,  1921.
JOHN SIDNEY ANDERSON,
TAKE NOTICE thst I JOHN SIDNEY
ANDERSON, Broker, Vaneouvar, B. C.
Intend to apply ta the Cemmiuloaer af
Lands for s licence to prospect fsr cosl
petroleum snd natural gu over ths
following described property: comm_.
lag at a post planted on the tidal flats
at Sturgeon Bank sbout 10 chains west
of the South West eorner of Section 88,
Bsnge 7, Lulu Island, Richmond Municipality, N. W. D.; thenee south 80
chains—thence west 40 chains—thenee
north 98 chains—thenee eut 80 chaina,
to point of commencement, containing sa
area of 940 acrea mora or lua.
LOCATED November-'*, 1991.
JOHN SIDNEY ANDERSON.
Sir Percy Scott
Gives Game Away
(Continued from paga 1)
vent war. And whll« war Is pos<
Bible, no Oovernment dare stick-
in so grim a matter—at a little extra dishonesty. And for Heaven's
sake don't let us waste time ln
mere denunciation ot the wickedness of rulers! Wicked they are:
that must be faced. But why? It
Is the Bystem that Is wicked: it
cannot be run or maintained except by wickedness. Nobody con
claim to be opposed to the wicked'
ness who is not prepared to end
tbe system.
Neither conventions, nor sermons, nor self-righteousness can
ever end cither war or the dishonesty that Is inseparable from It.
Only the gigantic labor of removing and destroying the economlo
causes of war can effect that. The
cynicism of Sir Percy la a new
challenge to us atl to stop all
vaguo "how - wicked - it» Is—how-
splendid-it-wouid-be-if-only" chat*
ter, and to get down to the job.—
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French Capitalism and
The Working Class
(By Paul Lopls, Paris)
ATT1
ft)
so :
T THE preaent moment we see
France the Bame thing as ln
fib m%ny other countriea. That
ts to any, political and economic reaction Is raging there in all its
forms. Unfortunately, the proletariat ls not on the offensive against
capitalism. It Is capitalism whioh
Is directing an offensive against ths
Proletariat. Gloomy conclusions
need not be derived from this brutal ond unavoidable statement of
fact. We see there only one of
those innumerable Incidents ot tha
social war in which attack and
counter-attack succeed each other
without Interruption. And It Is
mors than probable thst the attack
led everywhere by "big business"
and by the state-power against ths
workers wtll culminate simply In
creating a more compact and more
active revolutionary front.
During ths war and because of
It, French oapitalism did not only
enrich itself, but It .von organised.
Up to 1914, it was muoh less or.
Bsni-ed than the Oerman, Danish
or the Swedish employer-class.
With the exception of some groups
such as the Committee oi Foundries snd Collieries of France,
whon tlUe ls signlflcant In itself,
Individualism prevailed. An employer-class on th* offensive ae
well as the defensive. But from
1114 to mi economic concentration became moro marked under the
Induence of events, and at the same
time, the consortiums organised by
the government succeeded In organising, the employer-class into
compact formations, and in subordinating the small exploiter, to the
large ones, so much so that, today
for every region as well as for the
entire country, a few captains of
Industry are in entire command of
nil the concerns in a respective
branch of industry. Besides, all
the concerns are banded Into groups
of economic interests which incorporate In themselves all th, forces
of reaction, which control the press
of information, so-called, and also
a part of the press ot opinion, which
bring influence to bear upon the
elections, and which are tho real
government.
The elections of Nov. II, Kit,
whioh put the Bloc National into
power, cost the employer-class an
enormous amount of money, but at
that time it dreaded a sudden revolution as an effect of the tremendous Influence of Soviet Russia. Nothing seemed to It-too burdensome
at a time when Its life was at stake.
The fact must be taken Into consideration that from 1918 to 1111
the Labor Union force* had Increased at least six-old, and that a
mighty effervescence made itself
evident within the proletariat.
The big employer-class ruling the
country through the parliament,
controlled tho Bloc National, and
also through the cabinets which
succeeded ons another and were
the creation of thla block national.
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France as much as anywhere. The
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1911 and Kit wait loth to give up
habits which-it found pleasant. The
reduction of salaries could compensate In part for the limitation of
markets. It proceeded to effect
this reduction with an unheard-of
brutality. At the most, it offered
the excuse that there was a faU in
the cost of living, though this was
imaginary. But It did not press
this excuse, so muoh was it sure of
Itself. The metal workers, the drivers, the miners, the textile workers were successively hit by thlsr reduction. The strikes on the upper
and lower Rhine, in the Vosges, ln
Aube and in the north have shown
the resistance of the workers, but
they have also taught the. lesson
that spattered strikes are of no
value In the face pf a powerful and
compact capitalism.
By reducing wages 10, 15 and 20
per cent.,- thb employers have sue
oeeded ln reducing still further the
Income of the proletariat whose
misery could not have been made
more palpable than lt already was.
The government now attempts to
start a new reduction, by abolishing the high cost of living bonuses
of a million small officials and railway workers.
But that is hardly all, for the 8
hour day itself Is again under attack. -M, l* Trocquor, minister af
publio works, who is called here
"Emperor ot the Railroads," has
boasted of having suppressed the
8-hour day In all the branches of
service which are under his control. M. Jonnart, ono of the leaders (and one of the biggest hypocrites) ot the Bloc National, in a
speech'ealled for a return to longer
working days. Utilising Its agencies, capitalism has started a campaign In order to prove that only
a change In the i-hour day law
can mitigate the unemployment
crisis! Does It then believe that
the masses will be dupes to such aq
extent T
One - may. juslflably harbor the
deep conviction that this offensive
will shatter the inertia and Indifference of the workers, and that
before long we will enter upon a
new phase of proletarian action,
Tho Communist Party ought to
adapt Itself to this new situation.
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,11.15
Despair Drives
Workers to Action
(Continued trom page 1)
are really of little interest even If
they could be answered. Of some
considerable Importance, however,
are the economic, causes underlying, and leading up to, the spectacular outbreak of December 1.
The one outstanding fact is the insecurity and at least semi-starvation of the great masses of the
people. The inability of the workers to keep wages at a level with
the cost cf living is ths first tragic
fact. . . . The plight of the
worker, in spite of successive
strikes, becomes increasingly bad,
. . . But there Is no use smothering you with figures. They
would be useless by the time you
read this. It needs but repeat
that the general cause ot the
demonstration was this condition
of despair and hopelessness and
bitterness caused by the cost of living, and the Immediate occasion
was this condition of despair and
hopelessness and bitterness caused
by the cost of living, and the immediate occasion was thc additional steep advance on tlie very
day of the affair. Groceries, railroad fares, postage, tobacco, etc.,
went up on December. I. The
workers simply left the factories
and attempted to warn Parliament
what they would stand and what
they would not stand.
"Tho winter looks dark for Vienna. The government Is weak and
actually bankrupt. The workers,
although almost 100 per cent, organised Into Social Democratic
Unions, seom to have no leadership
capable of wresting power from
Coalitionists. The Communists,
perhaps wilh an influence disproportionate to their numbers, "have
barely 25,000 members, A Workers' Republic could be stamped out
much easier than it was in Hungary. The Big or Little Entente
would see to this. The country Is
the prey of the Allied speculator
and the 'schieber.'
"The saving of Austria for capitalism may bo achieved by an economic miracle, the granting of a
large credit by those countries
strong onough to do lt—notably
America! This might save Austria
temporarily from declaring bankruptcy, but it could not permanently encourage economic development. Only a new order entirely
divorced from the present methods
of trade and finance will do that.
The ono hppe for this lies in the
workers, and that hope is not Immediate. However, the coming
winter may bring the unexpected,"
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Wend er _«<{hbo_.
S«_cret Treaty With the,
Semenov Royalists Is
Expose*
Another Smashing: Blow
Arains. Jap Intentions
at Washington
By Laurence Todd
(Federated Picas staff Correspondent)
Washington,—Its second smashing blow at the Japanese in Iheir
anticipated easy triumph In the
Woshiirgton Conference haa been
delivered by the P»r Esetern He-
public through Its delegation here.
This second blow is ths publication, of a secret treaty between the
Semenov royalist bandits at Vladj
voatak, dated June 8, 1921, which
shows that:
1.' The Japanese have an alliance With the White Guards, and
are paying them for their war
against tke Far Eastern Republic.
S. The Japanese themselves deliberately resist the stabilisation of
conditions ln the ftepublic.
8. Attacks against the Bepublic, seeking its overthrow and the
setting up of a regime, are being
organised by the Japanese.
4. Tbe Japanese organised the
raid of Baron Ungerln from Mongolia into the Republic.
8. T;he Japanese are preparing
for political and economic control
pf any' regime which the bandits
under Semenov, Kappel and other
terrorists may establish with their
aid and guidance.
Referring to the repeated dentals made by tbe'Japanese delegation here to the charge that Tokio
Is plotting aggression against ths
Far Eastern Republic the Chita
delegation says:
"The secret document attached
hereto, which is a treaty between
the.iJapanes Command and the
bandit Semenov generals, the original of which is at the present
tlmei in Uie archives of the Ministry^ of foreign Affairs of the *•»*
Eastfrn ttepubllc at Chita, proves
absolute!!. • that all the Japanese
nnsuranoi* are false" as to their
deti_l(mlnB}Ion to withdraw their
troops fr'om Siberia as soon aa
orihr can be guaranteed.
■fa   • -|o Make OBewlve
ijha treaty, signed by W-Oen.
Savallev, commander of the Gro-
dokoyo Military Unit! Mal.-Gen.
Sobolev, His chief of staff, and two
representatives of the Japanese
command tn Vladivostok, "Repre-
sentaOves of tjie- Diplomatic
Mission with the stall at the El.v.
enth Division of the Japanese Imperial Forces;" provides:
"The forces entrusted to me are
to make an offensive against the
People's Revolutionary Army of
the Far Eastern Republic.
"The offensive Is to be carried
out in accordance with the following plan: (Here follow detailed
directions for movements of the
various White Guard forces, which
are to begin their offensive "by
agreement with the Japanese command,'not Jeter than July 1, 1921).
"In accordance with the degree
of the success of the offensive," the
Plan declares, "the offensive
against Khabarovsk is to be started. Partisan' units of Major-Genera! Slchev must clnss the Chinese
frontier on.I enter the district of
Blagovastehonsk coinciding with
the time of the occupation of
Iman. The units of Lt.-Gen. Baron
Ungern-Sternberg are to be utilized for disorganising the rear of
the Reds and acting in small partisan units in accordance with the
previously arranged plan within
the districts Mlsovaya-Selenga-
Petrovsky Zaved.
"As the Russian forces advance
and occupy Iman-Khbarovsk, units
Of Japanese Expeditionary Forces,
without taking an active part In
the atruggle with the Bolsheviks,
temporarily occupy the regions
freed from thc Hods, giving aid to
the expeditionary detachments
in their struggle with the Bolshevist partisan movement. Upon the
liberation of the maritime district.
the Japanese forces immediately
evacuate the places temporarily
occupied by them to ths cities ot
Nlkolsk-Ussuriisk snd Vladivostok,
and do not ad vanes beyond the 80
verst line (as foreseen in the
Russo-Japanese treaty of April 30,
1010.)
Material Aid
"At the timo of tho beginning of
the offenslvo of the Russian forces,
the Japanese Command gives them
muierlul aid amounting to 500,000
yeij and give for Ihe disposal of
thej -itussian command the following, arms nnd munitions: 3000 rifles
of various types, 350,000 cartridges
to match tho rifles, 24 machine
guns, of various types, 34 cases of
catfldges to match them, 6 Held
and '2 mountain 3-Inch cannon and
78 cases of shells for them. The
number, of arms and munitions
may bs increased In case of neccss-
ity.'
'The' Japan.se Command temporarily undertakes to supply the
Russian, forces with alt' necessary
tot<i and fodder and adopts measures to transport equipment and
clothing from Tslndao and the
railroad sone of the Chinese East-
cm Railroad to Grodokevo. After
the occupation of Khabarovsk, the
Japanese Command enters a plea
with the Japanese Imperial Oovernment that the arrest be removed from the moneys deposited
by I4t,-Gen, Att man Semnnov In
the Yokohama .peels Bank and
that these mon-ys Is transferred
to the Russian   omoand.
"The Japan.ir- Command aids In
transporling th Russian troopa by
sen to the northern ooast snd arms
Russian ships _hlch ors guarding
the coast, as filly as possible.
"The Japam.M Command at ths
time of tho oc-tipatlon of Im uu, at
its own dlsere Ion, wilt land troops
for the protection of th: Japanese
fishing schoon i s la th. bays at at.
Vladmlr, Tet i'h»,   'Forneys   and
the iniperatorsky pert. Until permanent order Is established tn (he
Far East, the Japanese Command
takes upon itself the guarding of
lhe port and of tl|e fortress of
Vladivostok, and maintains a control of the Uneg of the Ussuri and
the Chinese Eastern Railroad.
"After the occupation of Khar-
bnrpvsk and the clearing of the
oountry from tbe Communist government of the Far Eastern Republic, the Commander in Chief
of all the armed forces and the
campaign ataman or all the Cossack forces ef the Russian Eastern
Borderland, Lt.-Gen. Ataman Semenov, temporarily, until the convocation, of the territorial People's
Assembly, assumes full power of
clvH authority on the territory of
thc Fur Beat. After the clearing
of the Maritlmo, Hughallen, Kamchatka, Amur and £abulkal provinces and the - overthrow of the
rulo of the Far Eustern Republic,
elections tako place Immediately
for the People's Assembly for the
purpose or establishing a democratic rule In the Far Bast,
Preferential Rlghta
"When a stable governmental
authority Is established In the Far
Best. Japanese sublets shall receive preferential rights for obtaining hunting, fishing "id forestry concessions in the Maritime,
Saghallen and Kamchatka, provinces anf 'or He development nf
mining resources and gold mines
In the Maritime and Anus Provinces. This paragraph In case ef
necessity may be reconsidered, and
supplemented."
This revelation of Japanese
plans is mads within a week nfter
He taking ot Khabarovsk by the
bunds of Semenov and K»P»el.
assisted by Japanese arms and
supplies. Within a week,. Japan.
esc forces have occupied} points on
the Chinese. Eastern Railroad,
fyom which thoy can, threaten the
rear of the People's Revolutionary
Army of the Far Eustern Republic,
fighting near Kharborovsk.
The delegation of the Far Eastern Republic has challenged SecreUry of State Hughes to instruct his
agents In Chita to examine the
documents In possession of Its ministry of foreign affairs, showing nst
enly this bargain between the Japanese military command apd ihe
White Guard band* but the bargain under which the French and
Japanese brought the remnants of
tho Denikin and Wrangel troopa
from the Mediterranean to Vladivostok to attack the republic, and
under, which the. two militarist
powers co-operated In blocking
Hughes' plan for a beginning of
the llbsratlon of ths Far East from
Imperialist domination.
President Herding and Seoretary
Mushes begin the new year with a
sense of profound discouragement
Ht the refusal of Franco and Japan
to join in the program of peace
and disarmament and the cultivation pf harmony among the
nations. They are not surprised
at the disclosure mads by the Far
Eastern Republic. They may have
some similar documents locked up
in the State Department archives,
Ths Far Eastern Republic
pauses, before striking lta third
blow to see whether Becrotary
Hughes Is wining to make the case
of Siberia an Issue with Japan ke.
fore the Conference.
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weavers employed by the Royal
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they were notifled thnt thetr wages
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Cincinnati.—The A, Nash Co., •
clothing manufacturing establishment run on the "golden rule"
principle, with the employees
stockholders, at a shop meeting ln-
creoap-. (he wagea of workers tm
per cent, and adopted the forty-
hour week. Hereafter there will
be, no work on Saturday.
Radek's Views
on French Policy
(Continued from page 1)
ther pressure upon Russia Soviet
In order to obtain the payment nt
all debts.
We hav* no intention of speaking
over the question of the otber
debts.
In tne last few days Rul, tan Berlin paper of the Bight Kedets. pub.
llshed a Paris letter in which It
proved that ths French government
Itself Is not In the position to establish exactly what claims tt roal.
ly has against Soviet Russia. How
can the Soviet government express
Itself over "all debts" whose sum
no one knows?
We ask Briand, what kind of
firmness he wishes to show further.
Does he think of on Intervention In
order to force the Sovk-t government with weapons In his hand to
reogni-og tho whole list of his Shylock pretentions! l*t him try It.
According to the latest French bud-
get, he has spent only one milliard
two hundred million francs for the
creation of the Polish army.
Radek considers the position of
Briand as not at all easy. The time
when the French bourgeois amused
Itself with the trumpet peals which
proclaimed the victories of France
Is past. Briand feels that himself,
and therefore he attempts cautiously to dismount from the steed of
victory of the National Block and
to mount another which, it la true,
Is incapable of a good trot, but
which would be In Ihe position of
pulling the French state coach out
of the morass of thc budget deficit.
The gesture, "Eserclse pressure
upon Russia until it recognizes nil
its debts" will cause no great rapture among the Frenoh bourgeois,
for these merchants grasp ths truth
that they can only square up their
loascs by new Income. These new
Incomes, however, do not arise
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Pawtucket.   R.  I.—Six hundred fthe Stntt Mllltla assisting  In  tha
breaking ot the St Panl packing
employees' strike, were there a*
the result ot the training administered in the public eehoolj.
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Chicago.—The nation-wide lockout of photo engravers as a result
ot the union's refusal to yield to
the' employers' demand for a return to the 41-hour week or take
a IS cut In pay continues in force.
Twenty-pine commercial shops of
Chicsgo are clossd, according to
Rudolph Clemens, secretary of the
Chicago local,
Snn Francisco.—Ths Mooney De-
tense Committee In a leter to Governor Stephens has asked the governor to order Dlatrlct Attorney
Brady of San Francisco to forward
htm documents proving the perjured testimony In the Mooney
and Billings trials. The District
Attorney has several times promised to 'do this, but has so far
failed to keep his word.
Duluth, Minn.—The Workers'
Socialist Publishing Company has
besn fined liooo, the maximum allowed under the law, for violation
of the criminal syndicalism act,
by Judge H. A. Dancer of District
court.
The company's paper Industrialist!, published tn Finnish, published an article which was itner-
preted as advocating a class war.
The etste supreme court several
weeks ago upheld the conviction.
It Is the flrst fine Imposed under
the law, enacted in 191".
Minneapolis, Minn.—A protest
against further Inauguration of
military training In the public
schools of Minneapolis was voiced
by the Minneapolis Trades and
Labor Assembly, following a
statement by Lynn Thompson, organiser, that an effort was being
mad. "to foster the spirit of war
as a part of the training In the
public schools."
Thompson announced that the
School Board was receiving many
letters urging that military training be furthered In the schools and
charged many of the boys now In
Socialist Part? Locals Dis.
band and Form Ntw
Organization
For a considerable period 0M
time, there has been friction among
the various groups of the left wins;
of the militant workers In Manitoba. The propaganda put forth hai
heen very Ineffective, the whole
movement haa bean out of touch
with the mass of tht workers.
Conscious et the failures ot th*
past, and realising that tbere mnst
he Intimate contact with the masset
If anything effective was to he no*
compllshed, the Bngllsh branch of
Ihe Socialist Party of Canada ia
Winnipeg, started the ball rolling.
At a recent meeting, It passed a
resolution declaring Its alleglanos
to the Third International, and
promptly voted the local out oi
business. It was then decided t*
form a branch of the Workers Par.
ty of Canad*. •
The two otber locals of the So-
cialist Party of Canada In Manitoba
followed this lead. They threw la
their charters and Joined hand*
with ths nsw organisation.
Moreover, the Workers' Alllancd
had also acted. Ths organisation
waa broken up, and the membera
formed branches of the Workers'
Party.
Other organisations are heading
the same way. The militant work.
era are realising the futility of seo.
ilonal lights at a time when thp
powers of capitalist oppression ar*
being exercised with relentless energy,
The new movement In Manitoba
is going ahead by leaps and
bounds. A live executive haa beea
appointed, and is at work. Language branches hav* heen formed
as follows:
English, Oerman, Ukrainian, Jewish. Russian and Lettish (tw*
branchee). The membership centres around the three hundred
mark, and ther* is every prospect
that much useful work can bc accomplished In the near future.
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Stockton, Cal.—The California
branch of the Farmer-Labor Party
will meet here ln January to discuss plans for a state campaign.
Vancouver Unions
TANCOUVER TRADES AND LABOR
COUNCIL—Preildent, R. W. Dutlcy;
»crt_Urjr, 3. Q. Smith. MeetB Srd Wed-
aeids-r eaoh month in tht Pender Ball,
■ortier of Pender and Howe streets.
Phone Sey. 291.
ALLIED PRINTING TRADES COUN-
' eil—Meets seeond Mondiy In thu
month. President, J. R. White; secre-
.tary, R. H. Neelnndi, P. 0. Box 66.
BRICKLAYERS AND MASONS—If   yon
need bricklayers or unions fcr boiler
works,   etc.,   or   mirblo   setters,   phone
Briclclnyeri'  Union, Lnbor Tomple.
CANADIAN NATIONAL UNION OF EX-
- SERVICE men meets second nnd
fonrth Wednesdays of eseh month, nt 61
Cordovs flt W., nt 8 p.m. Ju. Pornhsm,
gecretnry-Trensurer.	
OENERAL WORKERS'   UNIT OP THE
0. B. U.—President, H. Grand; secretory, 0. C. Miller.    Meets Snd and 4th
Wednesday in each mimtfa in Pender HaU,
Mrn«r of Pender and Howe Htreeto.
Phone Seymour 201
U-l'e-RNATIONAL LONGSHOREMEN'S
Association. Loeal 88-52—OBee and
kail 153 Cordovt St. W. Meets Irst
OAtt third Fridays. 8 p.m. Secretary-
treasurer, T. Nixon; business agent, P.
Sinclair.	
Lumber   workers*   industrial
UNION Of CANADA—An industrial anion of all workers in logging and construction camps. Coast Dls*
Irict and General Headquarters, 61 Cor-
•tote St. W., Vancouver, B. C. Phone Sey.
T866. J. M. Clarke, general Ei-trntary-
treasurer; legal advisers, Messrs. Biro,
Hacdonald A Co., Vanconver, B. C,; auditors, Messrs. Buttar A Chiene, Vancou-
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JTEDERATED SEAFARERS UNION OP
B. C.—Formerly Firemen and Oilers'
Union of British Columbia—Meeting
Bight, flrst and third Wfdnesd&y of eaeh
raonth at 108 Main Street. Pmldent,
Dan C'urlln; vlce*i.rt.n ident, .1. Whiting;
•ecrptary-treatmror, W. Donaldson. Address, 108 Main Btreet, Vancouver, B. C.
Victoria Branch Agent's nddms, W,
Francis, 567 Johnson St., Victoria, B. C.
.BROTHERHOOD OF PAINTERS, DKOO-
rators and .Paperhangers of America.
Local 138, Vancouver-—Meeta Sad and
4th Thursdays at 148 Cordova St. W.
Phono Bey. 341)1. Business agent, R. A,
Barker.
0. B. U. UNIT PILE DRIVERS. WOOD-
on Bridgemen, Dt-rrlckmen and Riggers
•f Vancouver and vicinity. Meots evory
Monday, 6 p.ra. In o. B. U. nail. 604
Pender St. W. President, W. Tucker;
fnaneisl secrelary and business agont, C.
Anderson. Phi>ne_ Seymour 291. _
CANADIAN flOCJBTY OF "CERTIFIED
STEAM ENGINEERS LOCAL No. 2,
New Westminster, meets every flr-ii and
third Friday In the Labor Temple, Royal
Avenue and 7th Slro.t. Engineers supplied. Addre.*s St.crt>tnry, 1040 Hamilton    S'.reet,   New   Westminster,    B.    0.
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ITRSET   AND   ELECTRIC   RAILWAY
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-Meets A.. 0. F. Hall,  Mount Pleasant
Iat and 3rd Mondays at 10.15 a.m. and
p.m. President, F. A. Hoover, 2409 Clarke
Drive; recording-secretary, F. E. Griffin.
447—Oth Avenue East; treasurer, E. S.
Cleveland; flnanelal'socretnry and business agent, W. H. Cottrell, 4308 Dum-'
fries Btreet; office cornor Prior and Main
BU.   Phone Fair 8004R.
TYPOGRAPHICAL UNION No. 226—
Meets last Sunday of each month at
3 p.m. President, C. H. Collier; vice-
president, E. H. Gough; seoretary-
treasurer, R. H. Neelands, Box 66.
WORKERS' COUNCIL. VANCOUVER,
B, 0., meets evory Tuesday. evening'
at 8 p.m. in the 0. B. U. Hull, 804 Pen-
dor St. W. Socretary, E. Horsburgb, Pender Hall.
Koreans Risk
Much for a Hearing
(Continued from pact 1)
patriotic, socletiea represented by
the signatures of their leaders, but
the religious, educational, legal,
medical, labor, economio and women's societies join with the representatives of the old nobility, headed by Prince Ewha, second son of
the late emperor. There are also
the signatures of elected spokesmen of. each of the 13 provinces,
.inji each of the 160 provincial districts of Korea.
Offer Their Lives
These men and women have virtually offered their lives In one dramatic sacrifice to Japanese repressive cruelty, in the hope thereby of
attracting the attention of the powers, in the Washington conference,
to the fact that Korea has been
robbed of her freedom and her people enslaved by one of these powers. By their act they challenge
Harding, Hughes, Balfour and the
others responsible for the conference to answer to history for their
fate. Recently a body of Korea
students In Tokyo cabled a similar
plea lo Washington, and 24 of them
were imprisoned, lt is reported
that three of these have already
been hanged. A majority of the
survivors smuggled out of the prison a further appeal, which recently reached here.
"The fact that we have preserved
our nation to ourselves ngainst all
foreign invasions, during the past
42 centuries is prima facie evidence," says the document signed
hy the 400 Korean leaders, "of our
capacity to choose the government
under which we wish to live.
Double Policy
"The present condition of our nation is due to Japan's rise in military power and her policy of foreign aggression. After Japan's betrayal of Korea, she practlcr-d doublo methods—diplnmacy In . the
west to cover up whut she Ih doing
In Korea; and military suppression
in Korea Itself to silence all voices
of protest and to throttle any movement for national restoration. The
result is that some 20,000,000 people faco virtual extinction as a
race,   ,   ,   ."
The petition states that the Japanese  oppression  Includes:   Schools
so few that only 2 per cent, of
children of school age are accommodated; the Oriental Development Company, a Japanese corporation, has taken nearly one-third
of the best land In Korea; Korean
farmers are evicted,to make room
for Japanese farmers; Japanese
preferential treatment of Japanese
business enterprises in Korea; systematic efforts to crush out liberty
and the culture and morals ot the
Koreans; refusal to permit the entry of western culture and civilization.
The Provisional Government established at Shanghai is recognized
by the signers as the only genuine
government of the Korean nation,
and the Washington conference is
reminded that Korea's restoration
is essential to peace in the Far East,
since Korea is historically the buffer state between Japan, China and
Russia. !
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Packer's Guard Charged
With Assault With
Intent to Kill
(By he federated Press)
Oklahoma City—A charge of assault with intent to kill has been
Died against one packers' guard,
following a Christmas day attack
upon three members of thc local
post of thc World War Veterans
doing picket duly at the local pack-
lug plants. Other charges will be
flled when the assailants- of the ex-
soldiers are Identified. Thc assault
wus mnde wtth ginm and fists, and
after the pirkets were knocked unconscious the guards tramped on
their bodies and beat them down
with Revolver butts when they attempted to ri«e. All three boys
Wore severely injured before help
arrived. They had ench of them
been wounded or gassed in combat
during the war.
The attack has strengthened the
morale of tho strikers, and has stirred public sentiment in their behalf.
Threatened reprisals .by strikers
and some minor disturbances gave
the local leaders of the "Open
Shop" Division.of the Chamber of
Commerce ah opportunity to pass
upon Governor J. B. A. Robertson
their desires to have the State militia culled. The governor is reported to have issued a troop order,
which "-was countermanded when
city and county officials declared
that the strike zone was peaceful
and.troops were not needed. Democratic politicians are said to have
warned the governor of further
depletions in the party's ranks If
Labor, already suspicious, is com'
pletely alienated by a false move at
this time.
Mayor J, C. Walton of Oklahoma
City has joined with the mayors of
Omaha, Sioux City and Kansas City
in an appeal for federal arbitration.
City and county commissioners at
Fort Worth are also ready to take
["'similar action.
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THE EVOLUTION OF MAN
"The Evidence of the Rocks'1
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The audience at the F. L. F. hall'
laat Wednesday felt they were getting nearer home.
The evolution of stars and nebulae took them millions of miles
away, but by last Wednesday the
Solar system had formed, the oarth
had cooled do*?n and oceans' bad
formed.
Chemical action apart'from the
agency of god* or devils had, according to the speaker, been able
not only to form crystal* rand the
wonders of inorganic combinations,
but even to generate the property
of matter, termed life,
The modern scientist believes
that nature ia capable of even forming a grain of protoplasm out of
chemical combines, and that the
atruggle for existence, forces life
upward or else means death, and
the old earth is a graveyard of extinct races.
One fact which the deist puzzled over is the. Idea that God Is
engaged in creating forms of Ufe
out of dead matter and lifting organisms over gulfs wliich nature
herself can't bridge, and then permitting 999 out of 1000 of his creatures to perish in infancy. The
speaker believed with the tate Prof.
Huxley, the great zoologist, that
'/Nature ls red in tooth and claw,"
and that only man's colossal ignorance and egotism make him Imagine
that any divine mind and purpose
has made men the centre and object of creation, and wtaches over
his destiny.
The main geological divisions
outlined, and the forms of life representing these various siratas of
rock were shown and certainly this
"story of the rocks" points only to
evolution, and day by day the evi-'
dence grows.
Below the stratified rock Is Igneous formation, or fire-rock. The
stratified or sedimentary rocks are
the product of water on the igneous formations.
The divisions illustrated on the
blackboard and by the lantern
were: First, the Archean, estimated at, at least GO million years,
being as long in forming ae all subsequent formations, but there is no
fossils and no indications of life in
the Archean stratas, because life
at this period was of soft prima-
tive types. The Ameobo, the worm,
the jelly-fish perished without giving evidence of their existence.
Only after sea life had begun to
develop bones or shells could fossil remains be possible.
The Permian period shows shell
flsh somewhat simitar to our clams,
cockles, crabs and lobsters. These
shells were burled in sediment
which Incased them in, stone, water containing minerals in solution
filtered in the space made by these
shells or hones after they disappeared, and so the miner or scientist in breaking this sandstone,
finds a stone, flsh or the "stone-
bones" of reptile, bird or mammal,
according to the age of the formation.
Flsh Forced to Land i
The seas became crowded.: Veg-
Itable cells nnd marine animals escaped the "big teeth" by crowding
In shallow water, and then on
shore, gradually air bladders became lungs. The development of
our frog from flsh to reptile ehows
what took place.
After the amphlblon came, the
reptile which breathed air only,
came. The flns turned to legs, and
in Australia and Egypt certain flsh,
when the pools dry up, walk around
on their feet like fino and use
lungs. These links are not missing,
and many fosBil links have been
found.
Tho Reign of Reptiles
The audience was much Interested in the skeletons and "restored"
monsters of the Jurassic period,
when the great reptiles as the
Brontosaur, Iguendon and AtlantO'
saurus were the ruling class. Some
of these were over 100 feet long,
and weighed 20 tons, and for
million years or more they had a
soft time, eating, swimming and
breeding. Small heads and big
stomachs were their chief characteristics. They laid their «ggs and
the sun hatched them; but an ice-
age came, and this claaa of rulers
passed out, and smaller, brainier
ones carried on the stream of life,
or else one would not be here today,.
Dr. Curry stated that there was
a social-lesson in thla, and that
there was an ice-age coming which
would wipe out a claw which rules
*—**■ tuntajj. of modern sociotr. »J»o
celebrated for their small heads
and big appetites. This glacial period has already struck Russia, and
is spreading fast, said he.
Specimens of fossil mammals
were shown on the screen, among
them the ancient ancestors of the
horse, with its flne toes. Today,
represented by its hoof, the big toe
and the splint.
A friend in the audience inquired how Noah collected all these
great reptiles for the ark. Thla
was followed by a discussion of
the Bible atory of creation, which
seemed to amuse many.
Science Is the Enemy of Superstition
The carboniferous age and chalk
formation were Interesting subjects,
and show that 6000 years for the
making of the earth as stated In
the Bible is not enough.
In Wales coal is In some places
144,000 feet deep. The great coal
plant took ten years to mature
every foot of coal required fifty
generations of this fern plant. At
this lt required seven million years
to produce some of our coal measures.
Chalk cliffs are tn places 1000
feet deep. They are deposits of
microscopio shell-fish, and doubtless required ages to form. Huxley says that four times this chalk
formation sank under the sea, as is
evidenced by Us various divisions
and fossils and clay round between
tbV layers.
Geology Is a new science, and
when the Bible was written, nothing was known of the size and
shape of the earth, or of Its crust.
Superstitition reigned. Coal measures and the nature 'of life and
chalk deposits were not dreamed of
in those days.
Last Wednesday the study
brought life up to the ape. Next
Wed nesday the subject will be
"Primitive Man, and the Missing
Links."
Proceeds of these meetings go
toward the Federatlonist defence
fund.
Russia Forced by Poalnd
to Resist Invasion
Washington.—"Those who preach
the 'menace' of Russia contradict
themselves," says the National
Council for Limitation of Armaments, ln a circular devoted to
showing that the Washington conference Is only a "flrst step" and
that the year 1922 will see far
greater progress on the roud to
disarmament and genuine peace.
"They describe her economic
and financial ruin under thc Bolshevik regime and the disaffection
of the peasants who constitute 86
per cent, of the population; at the
same time they confess their fears
lest she overrun Europe.
"A state without food and clothing and transportation and factories and raw materials, and with 85
per cent, of her population at
odds wtth the government, cannot conduct a successful foreign
campaign. Russia's comeback at
Poland In August, 1920, was the
rosuR - of Poland's Invasion of
Russia at the instigation of France
to the depth of 800 miles, and does
not indicate aggressive' ambitions
on the part of her people. The
ambition of her rulers Is no* signlflcant in the judgment of those
who fear her. It Is only fair to
say of them that the peace treaties
they have made with their neighbors, including Poland and Persia,
have been not only just but generous."
This circular, issued by the most
liberal of the non-official bodies
watching the conferenco, urges
that the rest of the world disarm
to the Bame .degree that Germany
has disarmed. It puts the blame
for present militarism upon the
"militarist party of France, now
In power," and lt predicts that
"when the French people learn the
truth, the cost of the French policy
will overthrow it," since France Is
now "headed towards bankruptcy."
ONE PRICE ONLYl
That the Lowest
Our thousands of satisfied customers will be glad to know!
that we are how able to announce that we are back to ou.l
former One Price Policy. One price, never more or less, foA
1922. Just six prices, and these prices the lowest possible, cun-j
sistent with good "suits for men and young men.
$19   $23   $27   $33,50   $37.50   $45      |
AU Suits Guaranteed
CQRHI-OT   CLOTHES
137 Hastings Street r_
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Russian Relief Committee
Parcels are coming in with every
mail from outlying, districts. Vancouver workera are urged to do
their bit, and send along contributions of medical supplies, canned
food and clean, warm clothes for
our Russian comrades. The committee is being enlarged to handle
the situation. Do not miss the concert on Friday, Jan, 20, at 8 p.m.
We are endeavoring to secure the
best possible talent. Bring—Foods:
Condensed milk, cocoa, special infant foods, phosphates for children, canned meat and flsh. Medicines: Iodine, quinine, asperln, cotton wool, bandages, soap.
Manifesto Issued
by Recently Formed
Local Workers' Party
(Continued from Page 1)
achieve that organisation which
has heretofore been neglected.
No permanent Improvement ln
the condition of the working class
Is possible under Capitalism. At
the same time the attempt to lower the already low standard of living, and tjie Institution of repressive measures tends to sap the resistance and revolutionary spirit
of the working class.
The Workers' Party is therefore organized, for the purpose of
preparing and leading the working
class ln Its task of conquering the
powers of state, whilst at the same
time assisting the working class In
Hb everyday struggles against the
oppression of our masters.'
We, therefore, call upon all active member of the working class
to join up with thc revolutionary
party of the workers to the end
that the period of wage slavery
may be of short duration.
Heroes and All Types
At Hastings Park|
(By An Inmate) '
THE 800 single unemployed
men at Hastings Park are beginning to realize the seriousness of their condition. They are
not unmindful of the fact, that the
causes of unemployment are the
Inevitable result of a system having for its basis the exploitation of
labor power, the class ownership
of the means of life which compels the workers to produce mountains of wealth over and above
their wages. This is the root cause
of unemployment. This is not a
theory it ls an actual condition.
The workera alone have the solution, the elimination of private'
ownership of the means of life.
Meetings are held every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. at the Grand
Stand for occupants of the camp
only. Matters of especial import-'
once are taken up and discussed
pro and con. The discussions
which take place reveal the fact
that their sense of right and wrong
has been wonderfully quickened
owing to their condition of want
caused by unemployment. Difference of opinion on different matters are of course given vent to;
but in all cases the paramount
thought prevailing is an alleviation
of their present condition.
Present at the meetings are men
of various types, men who have
pioneered their way Into the forest, bored into the bowels of the
earth for its hidden wealth, and
who have manned the vehicles of
commerce' over both land and sea;
men who have battled in times of
peace and times of war, and bear
the marks of Injury from the
machinery of industry and the
guns of war, men who have been
decorated by their capitalist masters for heroism in the face of
danger flnd themselves mingling
with men who have with equal
fortitude borne the results of the
mad rush for profits, by their masters. They learn from this association, that the same masters who
have put them here, are the same
enemies they both have to face.
Victoria Crosses and other decorations of war offer them no redress
for the present condition.    Men of
'artistic  tendencies   and   techni
training  to  say  nothing   of
learning of the universities enj
little or no apparent distinction!
tween them.    Men who can pf
pictures, write poetry and furjj
music by voice or instrument.'
themselves mingling with whai
commonly referred to as the c J
mon herd,   To those of thom '
have previously   been   housed!
bunkhouses and box cars, the <J
ditions are not new, but those '
have heretofore resided exclusil
in cities with the apparent ad'fl
tages of the more social life of |
city are .at this  time  having!
opportunity of getting a dlffel
view point, their view point al
wero having a tendency to ref
their actual.condition.
There will be no chapter ini
history, of this city more disgrl
ful that that which will chrotf
the fact that at the Hastings F|
relief eamp  are  men  who
been- acclaimed as   "heroes"
fighting the battles of the emiS
Many of them have been deconp
with the D. C. M. and the M,f
Last night tho writer was Bpeall
to a Victoria Cross man who J
been in the camp for the past tii
weeks.   This hero ls simply \*M
Ing for an opportunity to worki
his living, he resents the ideif
relief in a country teeming
wealth.
Try your neighbor for a subs<
'ion.
Eureka Tea O
eor suhswiib rtbeet '
Pr.sh Bouted OoffM Bally I
Tees sad OolTee 9 lba. tu 11 aad if
WHEN IN TOWN STOP Alj
The Oliver Roc
i .   48 K CORDOVA EAST
Everything Modern
Kates Reasonable
Meetings in O.B.U. Hall]
804 PENDER STBEET WEBT
For the Coming Week
SUNDAY—Irish Self-Determination League.
TUESDAY—The Workers' Council.
WEDNESDAY—The Tradea and Labor Council.
THURSDAY—Plasterers' Helpers.
SATURDAY—Dance, 9 to 12.
20,000,000 Famine Stricken People in
Russia are Grappling With Death
HOW MANY CAN YOU RESCUE?
_____________________
We Eat, but on the Volga
Hunger front Millions of
Men and Women and Ohildren are Dying of Hunger.
Tour Duty is:
SEND  A  UTTLE   FOOD
FOB AT LEAST ONE
HUNGBY SOUL
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_vp____j&B___WE_\ |
We are Dressed, but on the'
Volga   People Cover Their
Naked    and   Exhausted
Bodies with Bags.
Your Duty is:
SEND   SOME   CLOTHES
FOB AT LEAST ONE
EXHAUSTED BODY
jjjMB_______B________B__3
Food-Clothing-Medicines Campaign
Rash a Parcel to the
DECEMBEB 18th to JANUARY 12th
Canadian Famine Relief Committee for the Drought Stricken in Soviet Russia'
TO P. 0. BOX 3581, STATION B, WINNIPEG, MAN., OR ROOM 7, 449 MAIN STREET, WINNIPEO, OB TO
804 PENDER STBEET WEST, VAHOOUVEB B.C.
OR PHONE SEYMOUR tM FOR INFORMATION

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