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40,000 Slum Houses in Bradford
—80,000 Have No Sanitary
Rat-ridden Centres of Disease-
Twenty in Two Bedrooms
—Infant Mortality
[Labor Press Service]
I ONDON, Jan. 2.—A correspondent,
signing herself "A Mlddle-slas;
Woman/' writes to the Labor party
enclosing a number of cuttings taken
recently from various newspapers, in
which the appalling conditions under
whtch thousands of the workers live,
are illustrated, as it were, in a sorter
of snapshots,
Wlllesden—In an applications or an
ejectment order it was Btated that a
tenant , his wife and five children occupied one Bmall room for aU purposes, while another child was expected. The father and three of the
children were suffering from tuberculosis.
Liverpool—In one house a back
kitchen, used as a bedroom, was infested with sewer rats, which had. killed six cats tn a short time.
In another caae a mother, her
daughter, two boys, and two babies
had one small room as a living and
sleeping room.
Norwich—In a survey of slum dwellings by the medical officer of health
occurred mention of a case ln which
20 persons occupied two bedrooms.
Birmingham—Twelve houses condemned as unfit for habitation were
•aid to have been deserted by the
landlord on account of their filthy
Bradford—Conditions ln this city,
said the Bishop of Bradford, were appalling. There were over forty thousand back-to-back houses, of which
30,000 had no sanitary conveniences,
while 3700 hod been condemned ten
years ago.
Edinburgh—In one case a small
sublet room suitable for two persons
was occupied by a family of Ave. The
tenant ( a widower), two girls, aged
12 and 6, and two boys, aged 9 and
10, shared one bed..
Infant Mortality
What this moans to the real interests of the nation may bo gauged from
a report recently issued by the Stoke-
on-Trent council, In which they compare statistics of Infant mortality for
t the various wards in the Six Pottorles
town, s
In 1922 the mortality varied from
' 65 in one ward to as high as 167 per
1000 births In another. One ward had
an average mortality over ten years of
While two others for, the same
period averaged IBS and 110 respectively. Careful visits of inspection
were made to all wards.
The committee found that where
the death rates were high the sanitary
conditions were worst. The wards
with the higher death rates had a
considerable number of old, dilapidated small houses, practically unfit
for habitation, whtch would have
been dealt with had there not been a
deficiency ln housing accommodation.
There were also a large number of
! houses with open ashpits, insufficient
i lavatory accommodation, and inadequate water Bupply.
Published in the Interests of All Wage-Earners
Samuel Oompers, President American Federation of Labor,
Sends Greetings
Back in Ottawa from International Labor Oongress
at Geneva
Latter Is Behind in Factory Inspector and Safety First
J ATE ADVICES from Ottawa stato
that Tom Moore, president of the
Trades and Labor congress of Canada,
returned to Ottawa, after attending
the International Labor congress, held
at Geneva.
Discussing the question of factor)'
inspection, which was dealt with by
the congresB. Mr. Moore expressed
the view that the recommendation endorsed by the delegates could be adop -
ted in Canada without necessitating
changes ln existing legislation.
'Canada and tfa United States."
said Mr. Moore, "are far in advance
of Europe as regards factory Inspection.and safety first standards in industrial plants. But I feel that It
would be a good tning for the Dominion to adopt the recommendations
of the congress because of the moral
[.Halibut Men of Washington Work
Hard, Early and Late, for
Scanty Return
Where one fisherman makes large
earnings and breaks Into the news
columns as the result of a fortunate
catch, the bulk of men engaged ln this
.activity make but scant wages and In
many Instances work long houra for
ridiculously low pay, according to P,
B, QUI, Seattle, secretary of the Deep
Sea Fishermen's Union ot the Pacific.
"Occasionally I iee an item ln the
news columns stating that fishermen
in certain halibut schooners have exceptionally large earnings," says Mr,
Gill. "This Is true ln a few cases, but
I never see any notice where these
, men make litis or no money.
"In the last few days we have reports of several schooners where the
men made less than $10 each In *
trip of from two to three weeks and a,
eouple of vessels arrived where the
men were tn debt to the Teasel.
"Taking ln consideration that these
fishermen are working, when engaged
In fiBhing, from 14 to 20 houra a day
in all kinds of weather—work that
takes  men   of   unusual   health   and
(strength to stand—I am of the belief
that these men are on an average not
paid enough, let alone exceptionally
high earnings."
The same may   be   said   of   their
(brethren in Brlish Columbia. Often
they come back from a stay of several
weeks at the fishing grounds In the
North, with very little ln the way of
wages to Bhow for the privations and
hard, strenuous labor they have to
Directors of Co-operative Societies
f should direet and not drift. Drifting
I lead* to disaster.
Labor Should Participate Where
Nominations Are Made and
Platforms Formulated
'THE YEAR 1924 brings great task*
to the trade unionists of America.
The year Just closing has placed
our movement in a position of
strength and solidarity that fits It for
the tasks that lie ahead.
In 1923 the country of measurably
recovered from the period of depression and the fight of the so-called
open shoppers and wage-cutters prac
ttcally came to an end. It lost its
driving power.
Ahead of us in the Immediate future ls a national political campaign.
Ahead of us also Is a great general
campaign of organization, reaching
Into every field of activity.
The enemies of our movement say
that we are not ln politics. -The fact
ls that we are in politics to the limit,
determined to make our Influence felt
for progress and human freedom.
It li ot the utmost importance that
every trade unionist take an active
part in the campaign now opening. It
ts important to see that trade unionists participate in the nominating of
candidates and also in the selection
of political convention delegates.
It ls important that labor should
participate where nominations are
made, and where platforms are formulated.
The American Federation of Labor
national non-partisan political campaign will this year be conducted on
broader and more energetic lines than
ever before. Labor's effectiveness
must extend into every precinct In
the country—and with the co-operation of the great farming population
this will be accomplished.
On the industrial field the organisation of the wage earners Is always our
firBt and -primary task. Our convention has ordered a number of special
organising campaigns and these are
either under way or are being planned. It Is my hope that during the
year our movement may add a million
new membera to Its rolls. This ls easily possible.
Protection and promotion of their
rights and Interests and proper participation of the workers In tho affairs
of Industry makes organisation necessary. The proper conduct of industry, the proper safeguarding of the
rights and Interests of the tollers, the
proper and necessary stabilizing of in
dustry, make organisation of flrst tm
portance to labor and to employers as
We live in an age of collective effort. Nowhere does the Individual
live and work ln a world of his own,
Working together, it Is necessary to
organize so as to plan together, to
function properly ln every direction, to
make life better and to make Industry
Every wage earner ought to Join tho
trade union of his trade or calling,
und every trade union member ought
to be an organizer.
The year 1924 will bring its rewards .but tt also will bring Its obligations and duties.
Let un all, as trade unionists, do our
utmost to make our movement a credit and a constructive force In socioty.
It we are good trado unionists, we
shall be good citizens of our country,
and we will be the better for our
Are Extended to Eastern Labor
Contemporaries for their
Christmas Editions
The Christmas number of the'Labor
News, published at Hamilton, ts certainly a worthy contribution to the
many special editions published during the festive season. Prodigally illustrated with photographs of both
men and women prominent in the
labor movement throughout the dominion, this twenty-eight page issue of
the Labor News Ib rich in interest for
the worker. Much of the letterpress
Is of a character incident to this season of peace and goodwill, and thi*
favorable Impression ls stilt further
strengthened by the gay and festive
dress of the Journal. "Labor's Mission and Ideals," a timely article by
Matthew Woll, breathes a spirit of
appreciation of responsibility which is
in every way acceptable. The organization and alms of the Hamilton Technical Institute, which has proved very
successful, are outlined in a manner
which is at once convincing to the
reader. Considerable attention waB
given to the fact that no fewer than
eight endorsed I.L.P. candidates would
go to the pollfl tn Hamilton on Jan. 1,
seeking the suffrage of wards tn various parts of the Ambitious City, There
Is a wealth of Interesting reading matter of an Infinitely varied nature, and,
altogether, the edition is of a commendable nature.
The Canadian Labor World Is also
to hand, with a two-color cover as a
tribute to the Christmas season. The
front page Illustration; while typifying the general atmosphere of peace
which Ib universal at the Tuletide season, is also emblematic of that Industrial peace and unity which ls the
true hope of this restless world of
ours. The reading matter ls of a high
standard of excellence, touching upon
matters of vital interest to those In
the labor movement. A summary of
the provisions governing mothers' allowances ln the various provinces of
the dominion, contained much Information of value to the reader,, Another article affords valuable insight
:is to how tho plan of employer representation on the Pennsylvania railroad actually works; this Is contributed by H. E. Core, general chairman
Brotherhood uf Locomotive Firemen
and Engineers.
The Labor World, published at
Montreal, came out with a beautifully
colored front page, depleting the reunion of a typical Canadian family for
the Christmas season. One whole
page Is given over to the Quebec Liquor commission, giving some sidelights of Its life, history and what It
does for the cause of temperance. "If
Labor Rules," on article on old coun
try politics, ls quite timely and inter
estlng, as Ib also an exposition of thc
union label as a means of real progress, Much ot the reading matter,
printed In both English and French,
ls of a gay Christmassy nature, and
the edition Is enhanced by a full
three-quarter pago reproduction, In
colors, of "Day Dreams," from the
painting by Florenco   Carlyle.
Tom Mooro
effect it will exert upon nations which
have lagged in this important matter."
.Mr. Moore referred to the possibility of Canada securing a branch offlce
for the collection and distribution of
Information dealing with the work of
the international labor organization.
"Bureaus of this kind are located In
Washington and some of the largest
cities of the continent." Mr. Moore
explained, aud the governing body of
the central organization is seriously
considering the advisability of establishing a branch in the dominion.
In alluding to the representation at
the congress, Mr. Moore said It was
larger than ever before, and Indicated
Increased interest in the work of the
International organization. He -praised
his colleagues of thc Canadian delegation, and stated that Mrs. Carruthers,
one of the members, whom he said,
had been subjected to some criticism,
appeared to be nn efficient representative.
Patron't« Federatlonist advertisers.
Max Jacobs, pioneer California
business mun and father of Murray
Jacobs, Seattle Iron and steel agent,
died Thursday ln San Francisco a few
minutes nftor his son had reaohed his
hedsldo. He leaves another son and
two daughters.
One of tho largest smokestacks In
the world, ln Essex, England, was
blown up recently to provide bricks
needed to build homes for workmen
In the neighboring districts. More
than 760,000 bricks were thus reclaimed.
Seattle Labor Men Deny Faotory
Workers Oet Annual Wage
of $1642
The average wage paid Wash
ington factory workers fs far, far
below the 11,642.86 at which Clancy
M, Lewis, secretary of the Manufacturers' association, estimates It, Suoh
ls the unanimous declaration of labor executives ln a position to know
what the figures actually are.
"Even mechanics, painters and
carpenters get no such average pay,"
said Charles W. Doyle, secretary of
the Central Labor council, "and certainly the girl factory workers get a
whole lot less."
"Most of the factory workers in
the state are womon," was the com
ment of William Short, president of
the State Federation of Labor, "Even
men's pay wouldn't run so high—
and certainly women's wouldn't.
.Exact figures were not obtainable
at the Seattle ofllce of the State department of tabor and Industry, but
the convlotton was expressed there,
too, hat the estimate waa far too high,
Washington factory workers earn on
an average $1,642.85 a year, according
to figures Just compiled by Clancy M.
Lewis, secretary of the Manufacturers'
Association, who says that this year's
factory payroll for the state amounted
to $275,000,060, distributed among
168,000 persons.
The closing year, Lewie asserts, Is
eaBily the best that the State has experienced sinco the close of the war,
and, ln some individual Instances, the
best In history. Produotlon, he says,
Increased from 80 to 40 per cent., and
during the year tho State's list of factories was Increased by 178 new establishments, manufacturing 77 different kinds of products In 82 different communities. The total output for
the year ho estimates at $1,000,000,000
or more.
Can took the World in the Foe*
/   tad Truly Bay, "Hqipy
I !
New Year
Pioneer Division Elects Officers
for 1924 by Proportional
Pioneer division, No. 101, Amalgamated Association of Street and Elec*
trie Railway Employees, elected officers for ensuing term on December
21st, - undej proportional representational system of voting. Following
are the results:
Elected by Acclamation
President F. A. Hoover
First Vice-president J. E. Smith
Business Agent and Flnanclal Secretary..... W. H. Cottrell')
Warden (day men) J. A. Wood
Warden (night men) W. Deptford
Conductor (day men) J. Auton
Conductor (night men)..&', P. Davidson
Extra Men's Representative	
 T. R. Carson
Executive, North Vancouver	
 .W. A. Harris
Second Vice-president—(Quota 2-1V)
•IstCt. 2ndCt.
H. T. Ford  169    216 Electod
R.  Foster   196    250
W. Murray   131
Spoilt   30
Recording Secretary (Quota 250)
J. Armstrong       41
F. E. Griffin      258 Elected
A. V. Lofting      200
Treasurer—Quota 217
A, F, Andrew     165
P. Logee       66
H. W. Speed     262 Elected
Auditors—Quota  125
Auton, J  101    139 Elected
Elliott, T.      77    125 Elected
Jackson, W. L     39    107
Mclnnis, A  279 Elected
Trades ft Labor-Delegate**—Quota Gil
1st count
J, Auton, elected 7th count       £9
W. H. Cottrell, elected 1st count    2(12
W. Deptford, elected Oth count..      If)
S. Doeherty         0
A. E. Elliott          5
A*. H. Glngell          1
F. E. Griffin, elected 3rd count....      15
E. Hicks        12
F. A. Hoover, elected 2nd count      54
A, V. Lofting, elected 8th count      11
P.  Logee          2
A. Mclnnis, elected 5th count...      \'.9 \
H. J. Paeper >■■	
J. E. Smith 	
H, W, Speed, eleoted 4th count
Executive (Day Men)
First Accession of Distinctively
Labor Party to Power Heralds
New Era in Empire Polities
Choice of Ramsay MacDonald of
Tremendous Significance to
the British Empire
rpHE announced willingness of Mr,
Ramsay Macdonald to accept the
responsibility qf government and the
formation of a cabinet'of ministers In
the Mother Country, and his subsequent selection by His Majesty King
George V. as the leader of the new
government, marks an event of tremendous significance throughout the
Britiah Empire. The disastrous fragmentation of both Conservative and
Liberal parties before and since the
war; the precipitate attempt to foist
protectionist policies on the people of
the Hritish Isles by a campaign of
only three weeks' duration, as was
done by Mr. Baldwin; the disunited
condition of his own party on this
question; the lack of solidarity among
Liberals on the same and other questions, brought in a condition of political chaos the equal of which has not
been seen In tho United Kingdom for
many years. No party has control of
sufficient votes in the House of Commons to commend its future policies.
Another coalition seems, at the moment, Impossible,
It Is not surprising that, under
such conditions, the king has seen lit
to call on Mr. Macdonald to form a
government. But thc status and character, with the personnel, of the Labor party have had much to do with
this choice. Under other conditiona,
within the Labor party itself, H1b Majesty could—und doubtless would—
have exercisod an almost forgotten
prerogative and refused acceptance of
Mr. Macdonuld's offer to take the
i helm of state.
The World of Finance Gets New
Idea About Labor and
[By Peter Brady, President of Federation Bank «f N. Y.]
rPHE Labor banka of the United
Stales can look the world In the
face und mean it when they say
"Happy New Tear." When Labor
banks were flrst proposed there were
many who thought the idea was cruy.
Today there are some fifteen real labor banks, w'tth more contemplated.
Labor banks haven't turned the flnanclal world upside down, but they have
brought a good many financiers to a
new understanding ot the labor movement. They have brought a good
many employers to a higher respect
for the labor movement.
Bonks mean money power; and
money power Ib a big power, whether
you like lt or not. The Federation Bank
of New York, of which la am president, now has deposits of more than
$8,000,000, and lt Isn't nearly a year
old. This bank la no exception. Tho
Commercial Telegraphers' bank, younger than our bank, has deposits of
nearly $3,000,000, These two banks
are no exceptions. Labor banks are
not going to solve all our problems.
They aro not even going to take over
any of the work of trade unions. It
ls necessary for unlone and union men
to be Just as much on the Job as
ever. But the banks are an asset, a
fortification. They add strength. And
they are gradually making the whole
hide-bound banking world change
policies and practices. The world of
finance gets a new idea about labor
and industry when it sees fifteen big
banking institutions run by labor, piling up deposits and resources by the
million. The Labor banks of America
are doing very well, V \ you a^*
they wish 'he labui i -«*-m*tM »nd the
wage earr.uiH generally a Ke.-y New
Hrlti-.li Co-operation In lttt
The official statistics (or tha co-operative movement tn lhe UnltM Kims;
dom have Just been published by the
British Co-operntive union. They
show a total membership of all types
of societies amounting to 4,509,089.
This represents a decrease of 29,648,
thc decrease being due, no doubt, to
the widespread unemployment. The
Bharo capital has decreased by $7,-
367,555, and stood at $408,148,610 at
the end of 1922; but there has been
an Increase of $16,1191,990 in loan capital, which reached a total of $193,-
894,740. The trado of the retail societies showed a decrease of $24 5, •
990,135; and the total distributive
trade of the wholesale and retail societies Is returned at $1 all,104,050.
The reserve funds of tho movement
were increased by $1,663,236.
An inventory of the average politician's mind seldom shows anything
besides these two great thoughts:
Ramsay   Macdonald   has   been   for
4 j several   years   loader   of   the   Labor
■-."■   party In thc House of Commons.   Vu-
' ostentatiously, but no lest> effectively,
H. mazier Elected on firth count I he haa led it outsido the house.   In a
Executive  (NlgJit Men) recent urticle lu ono of the most wide-
Wi H. Arnold Elocted third count   ly read American  magazines.  Mr. II.
Executive  (Track Men) W.  Masslngham,  that astute literary
F. BrlBtow Elected on first count | and political critic, contributed an ar-
Hellef Committoe—F,
Arnold, O. R. Hilchey.
Haigh. VV   H.
Vnu may wish in help Tlie Fmlor-
atlonM. You can do no hy renewing
yoar mitMcrlptlpn promptly and aend
tng In thc NiifMertptlnn of yonr friend
or neighbor.
Rovelstoke Expands
The Revelstoke Co-operative society, British Columbia, Is one of tho
most progressive of the younger and
smaller societies In thc organized
movement. We note that ln tho last
monthly BtntlBtlcal report sent to thc
Co-operative union, its sales oxecoded
those of the snme month of thc previous year by 40 per cent. Throughout its career lt has worked In cIobo
touch with the union, and the board
und management have had the good
sense to profit by tho past experience
of olher societies. In tho discharge
of their duties thoy display conBlder-
tlcle reviewing the lifo of Mr. Macdonald. H1m review touched almost
overy feature that could be of interest
to the public. Tho quiet domenticlty,
tho unaffected simplicity of his political convictions, bis remarkable Influence—sustained as It wns by two or
throe uble lieutenants—his Intenso
loyalty to the party of his choice, together with his patriotism and his inflexible Insistence that Labor, to gain
Its proper ends and achieve political
supremacy, must confine Its activities
to constitutional methods, arc among
thc thlnga with which Mr. Massington
regards us factors which made him
predict tbe early recognition of that
party us an Important factor in the
changed and constantly changing cun-
able energy, enterprise, co-operative J victlons or British people on questions
enthusiasm and intelligence. Up to of Industrial and political economy.
the present tho operations of tho so- \ The unwavering determination to
elety have been confined to the salo of hold lo constitutional procedure in
groceries, provisions and garden pro- l '»c development of thb power of tho
duce. A year or so ago tbe socioty ^bor party; tho unalterable convlc-
bought he block, part of which is in "on that Soviet methods, syndicalism
its occupation, nnd which includes un ! and communistic revolution mual be
adjoining store.    For some time pnst
the wisdom of brnnchlng out has bcen
under consldernlon, and arrangements
to that end huvo now beon made. A
drygoods department will be opened at
tho beginning of the new year. Co-
opcrators elsewhere wtll wlah the Rovelstoke society every success In thla
new enterprise.
held In check nnd, as fur as possible
Hupprossed, havo brought about a con
dttton of solidarity, reasonableness,
moderntlon and other qualities which
unquestionably havo given that party
Its present proud condition.
Thoro have been numerous and fre
quently violent attempts—fostered by
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How can I get In?
How can  I stay there?
Comfortable Position of Workers
Revealed by Their Savings
Account—Becord Claimed
Of AuHtraliu's total population of
5,435,734 there are 3,413,280 with sav.
Ings bank accounts. It la claimed that
no record to equal this can be shown
by any other country, In 1917-18 the
number of depositors in tho savings
banka of the Commonwealth was 2,-
763,727. In fivo years tbere has been
an lncreaae of nearly 550,000. In
1917-18 thore wcro 556 per 1000 of the
population possessed of aavlnga bank
balances. Lost year the proportion
was 613 per 1000.
South Australia ban* the most enviable record of the state? In thia
respect. There 814 per 1000 of the
people are sa.vlngN bnnk depositors.
Then, in order, come .Victoria with
por 1000, West Australia with
Tasmania with 564, Now South
Wales with 558, and Queensland with
During last yoar £163,060,337 was
deposited In tho savings banks of
the Commonwealth and £149,516,274
withdrawn, a gain for the year of
£3,535,963. Adding tp this £5,590,713
lntereat credited during the year, and
the net gnln Is £9,126,776. Since
1017-18 the average amount deposited in the savings banks of Australia
per head of population has Increased
by 25 per cent.
Monopoly is the child of protection
nnd monopoly miublcs the profiteer to
Increase profits by keeping production
ahort of the demand. The people
who suffer are tho people wbo actually make and consume or use the
Olve n littlo encouragement to our
advert tseri.
sixteenth YEAR. No. i BRITISH COLUMBIA FEDERATIONIST Vancouver, b.c.
British Columbia Federationist
Published every Friday by
The   British   Columbia   Federationist'
BnsinosB anil Editorial Offlco, 1129 Hflwo St.
" Hditir:   Goorfju Bnrtloy
SubM'i'iption Rate:   Unitod  States  and Foreign,  $3.00 per year;  Canada,  $2.50 perl
year, $1.50 (or six months; tu Unions sul_-
scriliing in a body,  IGc por membor por
FRIDAY January  4,   1924
(Copyright   19132  by Unltod  Feature  Syndicate)
 January   4,   1924
I LIVE on tho third floor of one of
Vancouver's best hotels. Just
across the street from, the hotel is a
row of ancient, pioneer residences and
ramshackle shacks. Somo of Lho
families who live In theae houeea keep
a few fowls to eke out thoir scanty
subsistence. Marly ovory morning a
weak-voiced rooster opens the disturbance by crowing lustily in a weak
barltono voice, which increases ln
strength and volume as thc roostor
awakens thoroughly. When this happens, thero is an insidious challenge ln
his tone. Aftor thla haa gono on for
a few minutes, another rooster in a
nearby rookery awakens, listens and
then says:
"Oh ho! That Billy Bowser again.
Well, 1 oan orow M loud as he can,"
Then he aefc* to, raucously at first, but
his voice increasing in powor and detonation with evory freah' answer. I
call thla socond rooster John Oliver.
They keep at it/hammer and tongs,
until both are exhausted and must
rest up for tbe next vocal bout. Then
the wordless but vociferous quarrel is
resumed for lhe next round. And so
on until the day breaks.
That Ib about all we have had in
British Columbia for the last seven
years, both in legislative halls and
throughout the country. One rooster
trying to outcrow the other. There
doesn't appear to be any real argu
ment—just noise, challenge and coun
The people round about who want
to snatch a few. houra additional sleep
In order tQ qualify for the arduous
tasks of the strenuous days In which
we live are becoming tired of this
meaningless squabble. Thoy think It
Is about time that both theso roosters
had thoir heads cut off, and furnish
an exhibition' of how long it will take
them, each or both, lo terminate thoir
struggles In tho last gasps which herald a long political oblivion.
So mote it he.	
[Don Lupton]
Tax tho people, lax with care,
To help the muttl-milllonaire.
Tax the farmer, tax his fowl-
Tax tlie dog, and tax his howl.
Tax the hon, and tax hor egg,
And let the bloomln' mudsill beg.
Tax his pig, aand tax his squeal,
Tax bis boots run down at beel;
Tax his horse, tax bis lands,
Tax tbo blisters on his hands.
Tax his plow and tax his clothes,
Tax tho rag that wipes his nose.
Tax his houso, and tax his bod,
Tax tho bald -spot on his head.
Tax the ox and tax the ass,
Tax  his "Henry,"  tax  his gas;
Tax the road that bc must pass,
And make him travel o'er the grass.
Tax his cow and tax tho calf,
Tax him if he dares to laugh,
He Is but a common-man,
So tax the cuss jusl all .you can,
Tax thc iab'rer, but bo discreet—
Tax him for walking on the street.
Tax his bread and tax his meat,
Tax tho shoes clear off hfs feet.
Tax thc payroll, tax the salo,
Tax all his hard-earnod paper kale;
Tax his pipe,.and tax his smoke.
Teach him govornmont Is no joke'.
Tax thoir coffins, tax their shrouds,
Tax their* soul beyond tbe clouds,
Tax all business, tax'the shop,
Tax their  incomes,  tax  thoir stocks;
Tax (ho living, tax the dead,
Tax tho unborn before they're fed.
Tax the water, tax the air,
Tax tho sunlight If you dare.
Tnx thom all and tax tbem well,
Tax them tn tbo gates of bell,
But close your eves so you can't see
The coupon-clipper go tax froe.
AHE YOL' thinking of getting a divorce? Your husband has not justified
■/** the hopes of tho engagement; lie has provod cold to,you for a long timt;
ho seeks pleasure outsido his homo; he is publicly rude to you; he keeps you
short of money;' sometimes you suspect thnt he may be faithless. You have
had enough of it; you are young enough to hope for a happier union; you
will break this link and try another fall with fate.
Indeed things may bo so bad that the marriago had better be dissolved,
but I doubt whether they are afways us bad as they arc made out in court.
I feel tbat divorce, like marriage, should nut be undertaken unless It is ir-
lcmediublo; one should not'be in a hurry to unite or part It is curtain that
many divorces could be avoided If oaoh purty would indulge In an examination
of conscience, and ask: "Have I boon oold?—hasty7 Aro there tome things
my partner dislikes, and which J do nil. tile same? Have 1 taken enough
troublo to please in this or tiiatV" Tho ono who makes that honest attempt
will always discover faults, experience humility, foe) a desire to make amends,
It is no good going to tho one who once watt a lover, with a mouthful of reproaches and regrets. It is well to go saying: "Wo no longer get on." .Perhaps It ls my fault. I know you object to this: I shnll not do It again. I
know you want that;- I shall do It If I can." Mankind forgives whon it may,
and much may be patched. Forgive your partner seventy times seven, say 1.
And then burn the account book.
The Cheap Excursion Ticket
[Evelyn Sharp ln Loudon Dally'^that Dolly had scored after all, that
she would have the laugh on him over
his cheeseparing economy—that Is, if
she evor laughed again—drove everything else out of hiB mind, in his
desperation ho made a sudden resolve.
Not quite sure whether it was Dolly
or the cheap excursion ticket that he
wus seeking, he began feverishly turning out all his pocketa.
CCITBLLO, Doll! There you are!"
said Doll's brother, in the tone
of exasperating unconcern that characterizes the unpunctual all the world
Dolly did not deny that she was
there. "Tho train starts in two minutes," she said instead, and led a dash
for the barrier.
"Two minutes?" echoed Tom.
"Then- I needn't havo hurried, after
all. I do hate hanging about before
tbe train starts."
"So do I," said Dolly bitterly, as the
guard slammed the door on them and
blow his whistle. "I've been hanging
about for 20 minutes. The hours I
waste through other people's unpunctual Ity-——"
"My dear girl," remonstrated Tom,
"you talk as if they'd kept the train
for me. I hardly ever make them do
"Commend me to brothers for effrontery!" grumbled his sister. "I'd
like to know what yod call being unpunctual."
"Being 20 minutes too soon," wai
the bland reply.
"Awfully good stunt, these day excursion tickets," he went on, changing
tha conversation, with the magnanimity of the one who had scored.
"Throe-and-two-penco instead of slx-
and-four—what? Mean to say you
took an ordinary "return ticket?
You're not mother'B bright girl today
are you, old dear? Commend me to
girls for oxtravagance!"
Dolly, at bay, managed to keep her
head. "It's much cheaper to spend
freely all the timo than to have bursts
of economy like you," ahe retorted.
"You're nover so- wildly extravagant
as when you've just saved three-halfpence by accident."
"Of course, lf you like chucking
away three-and-lwopence," began
"Let's have a look at your cheap
ticket," interrupted a skeptical sister.
"I'vo no doubt there's a catch in It
some whore."
Ho  Waft Thankful.
In accordance with tho statoment
of James Moswoll (Dr. Johnson's biographer), ''Andrew Millar, book-
Hot lor, 'n .the Strand, London, toolt the
principal chnrge of conducting tho
publication of Johnson's dictionary
and as tho patienco of the prorlotora
waa repeatedly tried and almost ex
haunted by. tlieir expecting that tho
work would be completed within the
time whloh Johnson had sanguinoly
supposed tlie Icarnod authority was
often goaded to despatch, moro ospeo-
ially as he had received all the copy-
money, by different drafts, a considerable time before he had finished hfs
task. When tho messenger, who had
carried the last sheet to Millar, returnod, Johnson asked htm:
"Well, wh$t did he say?"
" 'Sir,' answered the messenger, 'he
said, "Thank Qod, I have done with
him," ■
" 'I am glad, replied Johnson, with
a smile, 'that, he thanka Qod for any
Dr, Johnxon took seven years to
oomplete that arduous and Important
work—hia "Dictionary of the English
Language."- He bogan It ln 174? and
finished It in 1755. The stipend he
received for It was £1,575.
Pat camo bome one night with onc
eyo cloaed, bin 0101110.". torn and bis
whole apearanco showed that lie had
recoived rough treatment.
"Who dono lhat to yo?" nsked his
"Tom Klymi," aald i'at,
"Shame on you," exploded bis wifo.
"A big man of your stzq tn lie Itate UP
by a shrimp like Flynn-"
"Mary," replied' Put, "don't spalto
disrespectful cf the doad."
But there did not seem to bs a
catch In it, and she was about to hand
it back to him when she caught sight
of tho faintly-printed words on the
back of It that not oTie person in 10,-
000 ovor thinks of reading. "I told
j'ou so!" she exclaimed triumphantly.
"Not only is the holder of this ticket
bound by all tbe usual bylaws and
lorty-shilling penalties and What-nots,
but also—listen!—'by the spocial condition that the company or companies
shall not be liable for personal injury
(whethor fatal or otherwise), damage
or delay to the holder, however
She paused dramatically, but Tom
preserved an unshaken equanimity.
"Woll, what of that?" he asked.
"Who's going to bo damaged or delayed 011 a potty little journey liko
"You never can tell," answored
Doily solemnly. "If there is a railway
accident betwoen this and Cobford
and we are both disabled for lifo, I
shall be compensated and shall live in
luxury and idleness tlio rest of my
days, whereas you, menu and wretched victim uf a cheeseparing economy
—I say, Tom! IT thero is an accident
nml you're killed and I'm not, what
will yuu give mo to tear up your
ticket before they flnd us?"
"Olrls," observed Tom, as ho opened the latest book on the psyohologl
cal foundations of history, "will have
thoir little Joke, bless them!"
*        *        •
The shock of the collision sent him
crashing violently against the opposite
aide Of tbo compartment. Everything
went black, and for a aecond or two
be waa stunned. With returning conscious. k-\sb came the thought of Dolly,
and an accompanying rocolloctlon of
their frivolous conversation. What
folly to tempt the fateB by mocking
at tho chanco of an accldentl
"Doll, Doll, old dear! I say, are
you hurt?" he cried In a auddon agony
of compunction, and groped about ln
the dark with both hands. But Dolly
did not answer; nor could he flnd her,
though he seemed to go round and
round the railway carriage sevoral
t fines.
Tbo awful silence gripped him with
a now horror, Had the wholo train
boen completely wreckod? Was Dolly
blown out or the window, and was he
tbo only survivor among tho pnasen-
gors—ho, tho ono ticket-bolder, probably, who, through his miserable foresight, would get no compensation from
tho company—or companies? He
Wondered vaguely if It waa a company
or companlos.
In the qucor way that trifles come
uppermost in a tragedy, the thought
"Good gracious, Tom! Why on
oarth have you thrown your ticket
out of the window?" gasped an amazed sister, as the jerk of the brakes
woke him up.
Tom, turning from the open window
through which he had Just cast the
fragments of his cheap ticket, picked
up the treatise on tho psychological
foundations of history, and wished it
had been of a more exciting character.
"Ticket?" ho said. "Ob, yes—
ticket! I didn't like tbe cheap and
nasty feel of it." As he paid the full
fare to the collector at Cobford he
heard as in a dream Dolly's stream of
sarcasm on the ethics of economy.
1 TfltF ED
■* ^i^gp-tfF=i
[The opinions and Ideas expressed
by correspondents are not necessarily
endorsed by The Federationist, and
no responsibility for the views expressed ls accepted by the management.]
"Catustroi.lie Looming Up"'
Editor 11. C. Foderationist: I see
with regret another catastrophe looming up on the "field" of labor in Vancouver. It is a repetition of what we
had to contend with during the past
few years. As a member of the labor
party, and a strong unionist, I .cannot
help protesting against the "extreme
radicalism" that is surely coming back
Into the labor movement again in
Vancouvor. We lost our Labor Tem
pie through It. We disorganized thc
movement through lt. Now, just when
the unions nre being stabilized again,
It begins to creep in. "Union ls
strength," but dissensions will got us
nowhere. Russian problems will
nover help Canada. Yet the labor
press will continue to give them all
liinds of 'prominence, instead of helping tho Canadian labor movement,
which, after all, Is only the ideals of
tho American Fedoration of Labor.
Whero would we bo today without tho
A. F. of L.? The sooner the labor
leaders recognlzo that fact and forgei
tho other, the better It will be for all
f us. I hate to seo us drifting back
to the O. B. U, system, which proved
such u fiasco. Yot it looks as if those
In power are aiming at such a state of
-Hairs. Let's pull together and get
back whut we had "before the war."
Vancouver, 13. C, Jan. 2, 1024.     '
cents;    (goods by rail, from Toronto
$50 per 1000; here $80 per 1000.)
One hundred thousand Canadians
left for the States, whilst 67,000 foreigners were sent to take their places.
United States money buys 100 cents to
'the dollar, 'Canadian 70 conts to the
dollar. Apples rot In Fraser valley;
Seattle exporting tons to England.
Thousands of dollars spent on Immigration, -whilst thousands get out;
public money keeps universities, whose
graduates go to the States to run important businesses, send outside.
Where men can go Germany, buy fur.
nlture, ship it to Vanoouver, auction
it off, and clear expenses of trip, with
money in pocket by It; where people
can deposit money In foreign banks
and receive goods at quarter price here
on n.ccount of markot fluctuation;
where a man works on one Job as en
glneer for ten years, gets less at the
end of ten years thsn whon he started
visits California and doubles his salary on a steady Job. Thus Canada
prospers. Someone should wake up,
lest we die of stagnation. Canada's
0,000,000 against 100,000,000 ln the
Statos, whilst the States put up the
bars, Canada cries for them. Is there
no one big enough to quit crying—a
prosperous country don't need lt—and
put Canada where she belongs.
Wit and Humor
What "racism" Is
Editor B, C. Federatloniat: When
you want tho correct "dopo" or accurate definition of a thing, It Is always
best to got It from the fountain head.
Whon 1 was at Rome a fow montbs
ngo, I investigated the new Fascist
movement. Of courso, the "high
priest" of Fascism in Italy is Premier
Mussolini, who is a son -of a socluYat
worklngman, Mussolini, before he became premier, was the editor or a socialist newspapor, and while holding
down this job, ho betrayed his fellow-
workora and tho "faith of his fathers"
for woalth, place and power. Mussolini has expressed bis personal views
about workingmen. Ho says: "They
are stupid and dirty, nnd do not work
hard onough. They are content with
their little picture shows."
The following Is what Fascism intends to do for workingmen: "Let
them not attempt to tako part in the
political life of the nation. They must
be taken care of, and their duty is to
Fascism, as carried out ln Italy today, has bayoneted, bjirnt, wrecked
and ravaged the workers and their organizations with a ferocity almost un-
Seattle, Wash., Jan. 2, 11)24.
Put CaniMla Whoro Sho Belongs
Editor B. C. Federatlonist:'A mat-
tor of great I mportance from the
standpoint of lahor was outlined In
various parts of tho Vancouver Bun of
Jan. 2nd. The base of labor Is prosperity; tho presont political conditions
soom to lack elements to produce lt;
therefore wo must unlto to do away
with such abnormal oondftlons; thus:
Woodward's 41 per cent, duy on Canadian goods); articles costing 4 1-4
cents laid down in Vanoouver, cost 14
A Hint to Leon Ladner
Editor B. C. Federaltonlst: Mr. W.
Irvine, M. P. for East Calgary, has
given two notices of motion, one for
further Investigation of the Bank Act,
and the other tbe Home Bank. He
sat In the house for two sessions,'and
should know something of the situation by now.
Why don't he propose an amendment to the post offlce savings bank
administration cancelling tho $1500
limit, and pay the savings depositors
_\_ per cent, instoad of 3 per cent,
and provide for the government Issuing and benefiting by all the circulation notes, and the whole thing, would
be accomplished, and 40 million dollars annually saved to the people.
Some say if a percentage of deposits
were attracted to the post offlce, that
tbe banks might not have sufficient
funds for the banking requirements
of the country.
If the curators' report of the wildcat Investments of the Home Bank
arc about an average, a hurried calculation would seem to imply that the
transferred deposits would only take
up about the amount supposed to be
used in risk loans.
If it were found that the banks
were really short of funds for necessary' legitimate banking purposes,
then the Dominion government could
organize a Government Federal no-
serve Bank, to accommodate this situation by re-discountlng to the extent
of GO per cent, of the valuo of sound
This would be where real inspection would come In. - To illustrate: A
bank requiring half a million dollars,
would take a million dollors'worth of
security to the' federal reserve bank,
and if on enquiry they wero found
sound, the bank would get tho half-
million advance, so tho enquiry plus
the 60 per cent, margin would make
tho government safe.
Banks requiring the Fe'deral Reserve accommodation for sound, legitimate business, would have no complaint, those complaining would Indicate that they wero probably like the
Home Bank was ten years ago, and
their condition would Immediately
become known, by Uu ir luck of ability
to offer sound seurity for advances.
This would mak- the government savings depositors absolutely safe, and
furnish tho banks all tho money they
were worthy of for legitimate business, and the country would be away
ahead If the risky schemes could not
be financed except by private capital.
The above practical, simple, convenient and speedy procedure would far
more than accomplish thc objective of
Mr. J. L. Ladner, M. P. for South
Vancouvor. He might join Mr. Irvine
in this.   Yours truly,
01 Hunter Street West.
Hamilton, Ont
Hiram-. Do   you    know
who wants to trade a horse?
Hank (Innocent like)—Yes; I guess
Jake has ono. I swapped bim the
mare yeHterday.
Vanishing Ancestor
"How far do they trace their ancestry?"
"The grandfather, a city bank director, was traced Us' far as China:
there all traces woro lost."—London
Home Ties
The Minnesota college boy's letters
to dad Indicate an almost complete
mastery of the touch system.—London Opinion.
The Longer the Higher
"Agnes Is looking as young as ever."
"Yos, but sho says It costs her more
every year."—Boston Transcript
Older and Wiser
"When I was a young man, I worked twelve hours a day."
"Son I admire your youthful energy,
dad, but I admire still more the mature wisdom which led you to stop it"
—The Continent.    ■
Scientific Management
Mrs. Kidless—I hear the Nursemaid's union is on strike. What's it
all about?
Mrs. MultlkIds—ThlB time they're
demanding taximeters on the babies'
perambulators.—Boston Globe.
Truo Chivalry
Tho genius of a certain Arkansas
editor showed itself recently when he
printed the following news item ln the
local columns of his paper:
"Miss Beulah Blank, a Batesvllle
belle of twenty summers, is visiting
her twin brother, ago 32."—Arkansas
'Quadruplets Christmas Gift from
p        Lawless Proceeding
The teacher was giving tho class a
lecture on "gravity,"
"Now, children," she said, "It Is tho
law of gravity that keeps us on tbis
"But please, teacher," inquired one
email child, "how did we slick on before the law was passed?"—The Tat-
ler (London.)
Also Like a Fish
Bella — "Dick's   awfully   poetical.
When I accepted him he said he felt
like an immigrant entering a strange
Donna—"Well, so ho was!"
Bella—"An immigrant,  why?"
Donna—"Wasn't he just 'landed'."
—London Mail.
Great Head
Mr. Gassam—"Yes, I suppose I can
claim to be a financial success, and
j ist think, I started business with a
Miss Green—"Mercy! It's geniual
A men Who could got anybody to buy
one shoestring couldn't help but succeed."—Boston Transcript.
Somewhat, But Not Quite
A little fellow was learning from his
aunt about Grant, Lee, and other
famous leaders of the civil war. "Is
that the same Grant wo pray to in
church?" ho inquired innocently.
Pray to in church?   You aro mis
taken, dear,'" said the aunt.
"No, I'm not," he insisted, "for dur
Ing service wo always say, 'Grant, wo
beseech Thee, to hear us'."—Boston
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ling purity and tonic tang —gives
the perfection of satisfaction. It'l
brewed right and bottled tight at
the most elaborately equipped brewery on the Pacific Coast,
Experience the satisfaction of
drinking Britiih Columbia's batt
beer—INSIST on "Cascade" at
the  Government  Liquor  Store.
Thto advertisement la riot-published or displayed
hy tho Liquor Control Board or by the
Government of British Columbia.
Store Opens at 9 a.m. and
Closes at 0 p.m.
White Voile and
Dimity Blouses and
At a Specially Reduced Price
DOUND or V-ncek styles with short or long sleeves;
nil white with dainty laces, "or white with colored
bindings. Some have Peter Pan collars and turnback cuffs. An excellent groflp to select from. Extra value at $1.65 each.
All other lines of Lingerie Blouses at 20% discount.
—Drysdale's Blouse Shop, Second Floor
675 Granville Street
Phone Seymour 8540
*  i
Man Must Return to Nature
for Health and Happiness
Christ Is Here a Human Being
Rend this book, 35c postpaid
L. E, SENEY, 306 Jackson Ave
Vancouver, B, G.
went broko—tho "Famous" bought
up tlio fltock nt 46c on the |, Thnt
inoans for Famous customers a hugo selection ot high-class \ylntor garments at
practically 50 per eent. bolow normal
prices. This great stock is selling fast—
come at once if you wish to buy and save
WHflN you nro travelling evening
brings lonosomo hours. You would
bo glnii if It woro possible to pack your
grip nnd flnd yourself instantly nt homo
or among your friends. Yon cannot make
this quick visit, hut nt the nearest telophone "Long Distance" will sond your
voico bnck where ymi wnnt to bc. Whon
you hear tho voico, you feel Its presence.
The voico is the porson. That's why nothing enn tnko the plnco of lho telephone
ns n medium of coininunlcntion. You fcol
you nro with tho person to whom you nro
AVE you ever had a real drink
of Pure Apple Older during the
last Tew years'/
To ineot, tho desires of many clients,
we havo Introduced recently a pure clear
sparkling apple cider in pint bottles,
either puro swoot or govornmont regulation 2% hard apple cider. Th.se drinks
aro absolutely pure and froo from all
carbonic add gas or preservatives of
any nature. Write or phono your ordor
today, Highland 90.
Older Manufacturers
1965 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, B. 0.
Bird, Macdonald & Co.
401-408 Metropolitan Building
837 Hutings St. W. VAHOOUVEB. B. 0.
Telephones: Seymour 6666 and 8687
Ring np Phone Seymour 2314
for appointment
Dr. W. J. Curry
Suit*   SOI   Dominion   Building
1160 Georgia street
Sunday Mrrloei.-ll e.m. mil 7|80 pj_.
Hniuley Hcliool Immediately following
morning servlee.   Wrdueulny lritimonl.1
iSftff n?-__-Vree md"" ™°m'
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Rutcs Reasonable
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We have specialized in Union Work for
the last fifteen years. We guarantee satisfaction. Prompt service. Reasonable
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>entistry Prices
. Th'e-continuance of my
OOJ straightforward   Half-
/ price offer enables yon
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The best possible work and materials only.
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602 Hastings St. West     Phone, Seymour 3331
Open Tuesday und Friday Evenings
Vancouver Unions
lounoil — President, R. H. Neelanda, H.
; general secretary, Percy R. Bengongh.
: SOS, 319 Pender St. Weat. Phone Bey.
r_.. Meeta in Labor Hall at 8 p.m. od
i first and third Tuesdays in month.
Heeta second Monday in tbe-month. Pre-
ent, J, R. White; secretary, R. H. Noel-
Is. P._0. Box 66.
■ot* Street West—Business meetings
Iry Wednesday evening. A. Maclnnis,
firman; 13. H. Morrison, aec-truas.; Qeo.
■ Harrison, 1182 Parker Street, Vancouver,
lC, corresponding aeeretary.
Fny district in Britiah Columbia desiring
brmation re securing speakers or the for-
Jklon af local brauches, kindly communicate
|h provincial Seeretary J. Lyle Telford,
Birks Bldg., Vancouver, B. 0. Tal-v
|ne Seymour 1332, or Fairmont 4B98.
leeond Thursday every month, 319 Pender
leet   Weat.      Preaident,    J.    Brlghtwell;
Uncial secntary, H. A. Bowron, 929—llth
Ivh Union of Amorica—Local 120, Van-
| ver, B. C, meet's second and fourth Tuos-
rs in each month in Room 313—319 Pen*
,' Street WeBt. Presidont, 0. E. Herrett,
l Hastings Street East; secretary, A. R.
Iii, 32U Gamble Street. Shop phono, Sey.
mi.    Residence phone.  Doug. 2171R.
Ithrnational    brotherhood    of
.nilerinakurs, Iron Shipbuilders and Help'
of   America,   Local   194—Meetings   first
)]  third Mondays In each month.    ™    *
it, 1*. Willis', secrotary, A. IVoBer.
tta 303—319 Pender Stroet West,
ut), 9 to 11 am. ahd 3 to 5 p.m. 
jrlckiayors   or   luftBuns   *"*■   "»«<*••*  wnrka.
I  or  marble setters,
, Labor Temple.
for   boiler  works,
phone   Brieklayera'
ITERS and Jolnors, Local «*-
,._„..  Prosidont,
.V Hatley; recording secretary, W. Page;
im.s agent, Wm. Dunn. Office: Room
[—MB Pender Stroet West. Meets second
1 fourth Mondays, 8 p.m., Room 5, 310
nder Strut* West.	
1 third Fridays in euch month, Ht 148 Cor-
za Streot Weill. President, David Cuthlll,
52 Albert Straet; Boerotnry-treaaur-jr, Geo,
rrlson, 1182 Parker Street. 
.Steam   aud   OporaUng,   Local   844'
"I» the Flavor Sealing Tin"
Long Enough
Jack—I say! How long did it take
you to learn to drive?
Betty — Only four ears.—London
,tBy A. J,
(Continued from last week)
A Union Is What You Slake It
Some men imagine that a union
comes out of the sky, and that it is
made to order. This ls a fallacy
which only active participation ln
union affairs can destroy. Why not
be an active member, instead of
_%_• Thursday at 8 p.m„ Room 807
fmplo. President, J. Flynn: Iraslneii
Id Snanclal secretary, F. ft Hunt; roc.
Room 807 Labor
,s agent
|d financial secretary,
rotary, P. Hodges.	
resident, Nnil MacDonald, No. 1 Firehall;
A, Wntsun, No. 8 Firehhll,
. rery first and third Monday in room 312—
9 Pendor Stioot West. President, J. R.
iw thorne; financial secretary, A. Padgham,
yce Road Post OP ke, Vancouvor, B. G,;
lording secretary,  G.  Tether,  2249—40th
c. East, Vancouvor, B. O.	
of Steam and Operating, Local 882—
tots every Wednesday at 8 p.m., Room
J Labor Temple, President, Charles Pr'co;
tincBs agent nnd financial socretary, F. L,
recording Bccretnry, J. T. Venn;	
RcHiNlSTS LOCAL 182—President^ Loa
Boorge; secretary, J. G. Koofe; business
fent, P. R. Bengongh. Office; 309, 319
[ndrr Struct West. Meets in Room 818—
Ponder Stroot West, on first and third
irsdays In niont_h.__ .	
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■ 18 a.m. President, Kmest C. Millor, 991'.
■son Street; socretary, Edward Jamieson,:
. Nolson Stroot; flnanolal secretary, W. E.
Jlllama,   991   Nelson   Streot; * organiser,   F.
Itgher, 991 Nolson Street.	
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Vancouver—Meets 2nd and 4th Thurs-
at 148 Cordova Stroot Wost.    Phone,
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Hastings Stroot West overy Friday, at 8
i.    Jas. Thompson, flnnncial socrotary.
.ordova St. West, P. 0. Box 571.   Phono
8703.    Meetings overy Monday at 7:30
0. Campbell, business agont.	
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Jlay of each, month »t.»headquarters, 818
fdova Stroet West. President, D. GIllcs-
vice-president, John Johnson; secretary-
..surer, Wm. Donaldson, address 818 Cor
;a Streot West. Branch agent's address:
urge Faulkner,  578 Johnson  Street, Vic-
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dayees, Pioneer Division, No. 101—Meets
P. Hall, Eighth and Kingsway, 1st and
Mondays at 10:16 a,m. and 7 p.m. Pre*
jit, F.  A. Hoover,  2409 Clarke Drive;
rding secretary, - F. E. Griffin, 447—6th
t. East.;  treasurer, A F. Andrew;  finan*
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America,   Loeal   No,   178—Meetings   held
it Monday In each month, 8' p.m.   Preal*
fit, A, R. Gatenby; vice-president, Mrs.
Ik; recording secretary, 0. McDonald, P.
Box 508; flnanelal aeoretary, P. McNelsh.
At tho Orpheum
B. C. Hilllam, formerly of Vancou
vor, and now a Broadway star of pro
minoneo,   comes   to   Vancouver   next
woek with a big production which
headline   attraction   of  the   new   Orpheum vaudeville bill.    Mr. Hilliam is
remembered  as organizer of several
show  entorupriscs in British  Colum
bla before the wnr.    Now he Is star
red  with  "Hilllamesques of 1923," 1
lavish playlet with a bevy of beautiful
girls and a trio of clover young men
Ho Is a composer as well ns an actor
Othor splendl.d acts on this strong bill
Includo  Mason  and  Kcclor  In  "Married;" "Senator" Ford from Michigan,
who onteitnins wtth topical discourses
redundant with wit, wisdom and hu
mor; Jean Sothern, dainty and fusel
tinting; Barrett and Cunneen, who aro
always looking for fun—and making
it:   Martinet  and   bis  famoua   crow,
which showa marked intelligence and
R.   and   W.    Roberts,   world-famed
equilibrists.     The   usual   picture   attractions nnd  concert orchestra programmo complete the excellent bill.
An All-star Vaudeville Bill
Matinees Thurs., Friday and Saturday
A Vancouver Favorite
In "Htlltaimstiiies of 1923"
.    From Michigan	
B. tnd W. BOBEBT8
 ' In "Married"	
Attractive Picture! Concert Orchestra
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MlL Keh« St.! Secretary, 0. H. WH-
/VbI Nelson Bt ; Business A*ant,   F.
cher. 991 Nelson
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D. Mac-
T.irraBO«r, J. M. Campbell,
Merits last Thursday of each
j Bryan; secretary-treasurer, R. H. Nee*
Ida, P. 0. Boi 66. Meets last Sunday of
■h month at 3 p.m. In Labor Hall, 819
pder Street West. 	
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Die Fedorationist, and then call
■Found next day for a subscription
Experience Is everything;. you learn
more by making mistakes than by always doing things correctly. The first
Is an accident; the latter a coincidence.
Being thoroughly honest Is being
what God meant us to be. Some people think that being honest Is what
man says they have to be. (Criminal
Pat met a- friend one day, who Baid
to him; "Will you have a drink?" Pat
answered: "Begorra, I know a .hundred reasons why I should not, but I
can't think of one of them now." Then
of course he had the drink—and—Pat
was honest. ,,
Good workmanship' ts tho highest
type of honesty, for the reason that it
is easy for a man who is a mechanic
—to deceive the public. It is much
easier for a man who is a skilled mechanic to turn out articles, although
good, which are inferior to what he
could turn out than for a tradesman
to give short measures and weights,
or to sell diseased canned goods.
Therefore, I say, good workmanship
ls the highest type of honesty.
Show me a mechanic who does his
best all the time, and I will show you
a man who does not beat his wife or
talk about his neighbors.
Show me tt man who puts poor
material in a house and covers it over
with plaster and seels it for more than
it ls worth, and X will point out to you
a man who has bad material In his
own composition, but with him the
difficulty Is that the plaster Is too thin
and you can see the teredo and worm
eaten slats out of which he Ib constructed.
Don't think  because you  have
largo house and give "evenings" and
"five o'clock teas" that you are better
than the butler who waits on you.
When you acquire money, If your
name was "Smith," don't print your
cards "Smythe."    Don't waste
printer's ink in trying to deceive your
superiors—you can't deceive; of
course you can pay for your ink.
Don't sit up all night figuring out
how you can go one better than your
neighbor who has "an "honest" husband—better engage a tutor and learn
that the verb "to be" takes the same
case after it as It does before it.
Please don't say "It Is me" just be-
cduse. you are wearing a sealskin
jacket purchased by your husband's
Don't say "was you" and then tell
your "would-bo friend" how awfully
common some one else to-
Some people think it clever to ride
on our tram cars—dodge the conductors—and teli about lt afterward.
These people are the most despicable
of dishonest people. The offence, to
my mind, becomes greater as the
amount involved becomes less. Robbing a bank; Issuing counterfeit
money, and things of this naturo require brains and nerve. In cases of
this kind a "dishonest" person has to
overcome tbe beBt brains money can
procure. Our banks have all the protection which money and brains can
give them. Stealing five cents from
our railroads, however, or stealing an
Innocent umbrella lying unprotected
ln a hat-rack, requires no brains and
no nerve and—no chance is being
Real estate men, owing to the business they are In, if elevor, necessarily
become familiar and conversant wilh
the values of the property In the district in which they are operating.
How many, however, when a client
comes to them and Hats his property
for $3000, are honest enough to say it
is worth $5000? None—well—very ■
few. If a lawyer "dished" out his
brains in the same cold-blooded, dishonest and criminal manner, he would
Inst about a week—and then—go to
Real estate agents had better become honest soon-—or—our Jails will
be full—I mean this.
It is a, pity that rain is tho cause of
so many dishonest men—umbrella
thieves. Of course rain is necessnry—
but nature must sometimes blush for
all the dishonesty sho develops ln human kind.
Doctors sometimes tell the truth and
send their well patients home; sometimes they tell the truth and worry a
sick man into his grave.
Don't be afraid to tell a falsehood
if it is going to do someone good and
hut-t no one. In such a case the recording angel debits you with a poncll
mark easily erased, and, at the same
time, credits you with a good act in
indelible ink.
It is much better for a physician to
tell all his patients that thoy are well
—and, In most cases, he would be only
telling the truth—in the few other
cases—he is helping them to become
Ninety per cent, of all medical
cases are bogus. Of course some people would not believe you if you told
them they were well, or that they
were not sick. However, lf someone
has to be dishonest—yet the "other
fellow" be.
Some rich men—now old—commit
the crime Of chicanery by trying to
bribe the "Jury" they will have to face
in a few years. I refer to men who
establish public libraries with thoir
name on the front door, and to men
who leave vast fortunes to establish
homes for homeless and sick doga,
They are all "dishonest," and—In
their "second childhood" hnve developed a said sort of Insanity,
The best I can do is to quote from
our criminal code: "mny Ood have
mercy on their souls." These men
know they have squandered too much
to pay bnck all they have stolon-—
that accounts for the libraries, hospitals nnd other huge monuments—to
Any man who would "dellberatels"
dodge a conductor'to savo five cents,
KAPPELE, ln Utopian Snap Shots]
f would steal candy from a child or
coins "off a dead man's eyes," if he
were really "up against it." "Don't
be an ass because you have long ears,"
and hear everything about other people's affairs, and nothing about your
ownA Some people are very careful
to be honest about other people's
faults, but lie themselves "black ln the
face" about themselves.
"Got busy"—reverse the order of
things—be honest about your own
faults—stretch a point when talking
about other people—say nice things
about them—or—don't talk at all.
A man whose occupation brings him
into touch with "dirty" things, soon
becomes "dirty." A man who Is dealing and assoociating with honest people and things, should become honest
himself—"Evil communications corrupt good manners."
Men who black ball men whom
they do not know In the club, are
cads—sometimes known as remittance
men, otherwise—black sheep who
have no brains—and are' paid by their
honest, decent, intelligent parents or
younger brothers to stay away from
home. Poor Canada,-becoming the
"dumping ground" for such unpedl-
greed curs! Sometimes a dog which
would have difficulty In tracing its
family tree makes an actor and does
many clever tricks; these men, however, cannot claim this distinction.
Get wise and try and foVget you
came of a good old stock"—for
your ancestors' sakes. Do not say
you are a Duke's son, and walk the
streets with patent leather shoes with
no socks ln them.
Do not wear an eye-glass on rainy
days just because decent women try
to keep their skirts clean. Do not get
young girls in trouble and "lawf"—a
f thirty-two ls what you want. "Twenty-
three" is good—but a. smokeless
thirty-two Is better.
Learn to look honest men in the
face. When you cannot—either consult a physician or a lawyer—or—better still, the superintendent of some
well-equipped lunatic asylum,
Don't drag a "good dog" by a chain
—because "Evil communications corrupt good manners"—and—"God help
the dog!" Do not borrow money and
tell your friends you have a cheque
coming next, week—when you know
you owe enough to wipe out your remittances for the rest of your dirty
Be decent; have a little respect for
yourself,* for your parents and people
—who—unfortunately, have to sit op
poslte you at the dinner table and
watch you eat like a pig—with your
knife. Do not butt In for a drink—
rather go to some honest, decent
"good fellow" and ho will "give" you
a "V" if you are clean and don't tell
him you are the son of some "lord."
To add to my definition of honesty
at tho beginning, thc result which I
now arrive at is,—an honest man is a
man who, flrst having sufficient intelligence to appreciate his .duty toward
himself an.d others, does all in his
power to achieve the end that is right.
A balance in the bank is no certificate
of honesty.
Will he what? Go Into the
movies. Why should he? Well, he
has a "terrific offer?" to quote his
own words. Well, then, why shouldn't
he? v
Ah, that's explained by Ed. Wynn,
'The Perfect Pool," himself^ who
comes to the Orpheum Theatre, .for
two nights' engagement, Monday
and Tuesday nights with a matinee
on Tuesday, January 7th and 8t-h. in
his new musical show now in its second year of tremendous success. His
objective was his dressing-room, but
he was waylaid. The question, "Are
you going into the movies" was popped at him, just like that, and he
popped right back with: "How should
I- know?"
The reason Is something like this:
Wynn has achieved fame as "The
Perfect Pool"; he is way up on a
pinnacle in comedy-land, looking
down on the multitudes, His contention is that the motion picture
field Is a very different matter. Because one can play on the stage ls
no reason one should be able to play
on the screen, he agrees. If one cannot achieve a pinnacle in filmland
equal in height to that on which he
sits at the present moment, well—
he'll fight shy of nervous cameras.
His antics and droll stories on the
stage make people laugh. But ha
ls a little doubttful, as to whether the
same sort of antics would provoke
gales of mirth if transferred to the
celluloid sheet. Hence his hesitancy.
Why chance lesser honors when he
cannot gain greater ones? Wynn asks,
withholding his decision to the offer
to head a motion picture company.
Every reader or The Federal lon 1hI
can render valuable assistance by renewing their subscriptions ns soon aB
thoy tiro due, nnd by Inducing another
worker to subscribe. It does not take
much effort to do this.   Try it.
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Onr Christmas business wns tho host in
Dm laKt Uireo years, nnd llu- most enjoy*
ulilc the most iiloasant nnd Die moM
satisfactory of our 14 Christmas simsons.
If InVefostod In nun's work boots or
fine dress shoes, como in una seo iih*
we'll save money for you.
Arrow Shirts, new stock, $1.76 in $3.00
Boys' English Melton Eton Caps 85..
We have a splendid line of Boys'
Pnnls, to he here in 10 days' time. It
will pny pnrents to wail for tliem for
thoir hoys.
Arthur Frith & Co.
Men's and Boys' I'urii ish lugs
Hats,  Hunts and Shoes
2 it lit MAIN STItEKT
Between 7th and 8tli avenues
Phone, Fairmont -18M.
THE Board of Police Commissioners of the
Corporation of Point Oroy reqnire the
services of a Jailer, who wtll also act as
Janitor at the Municipal Hall. A inarriej
man without encumbrance preferred. Commencing salary, $100.00 per month* and
quarters at the hall.
Applications stating ago, qualifications and
other particulars  to  roach   the underslgnod
by noon of Saturday, January 12 noxt.
St cretary.
nnd after January 1st next, tho unloading of  cars of wood, etc.,  at   tho Twonty-
fourth avonuo switch will ho discontinued. .
C. M. C.
Municipal Hall, Dec. 24, 1928.
ATTENTION is culled to this hylnw which
besides dosllug with maximum loads,
widths of tiros, etc., requires that overy mo*
tor vehicle excopt a privately usod piifcitengor
oar br a hearse, casket wagon or amtni'anco,
mni-t havo attached to oach side of tho b'-ily
a sign clearly visible showing the maximum
not load of the vehicle. The hylnw will th..n
effect on January 0, 1024- A copy "my he
had on application to the Municipal Engineer
at tho Municipal Hall, 6861 West Ilimlovartl,
nnd pnyment ut 20 eents.
'   Municipal Hall, 666L'Wult Boulevard, !>«•
13, 1928.      _
Best $2.50
Glasses not proscribed unless absolutely neoessatr*    Examinations
mado by graduate Eyesl«ht Specialists.    Satisfaction unrtantood.
Va grind onr own lenses. Lenses
duplicated by mall.
Optical House
(Formerly Brown Optical House)
Be   sure  of  the   address—Above
Woolworth's Store, near
Suite 3S, Davis Chambers,
Phona 3ey. 1071	
Because Stocks are Exceptionally Large
Prices have been Marked Unusually Low
Sale windowa will fie completed Saturday evening, January 6,
Hake a point of viewing them. They will demonstrate
some of the extraordinary bargains this sale offers.
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Tells the good things about Unions and members.
Looks upon the optimistic side and lets the hammer rust,
Keeps British Columbia Labor on the map by being one of the most
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Presents Labor's side of industrial and political issues in their true light,
•    and wins friends for Labor.
Gives results to advertisers, beoause it goes into homes of the best paid
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sixteenth year, no. i BRITISH COLUMBIA FEDERATIONIST vANcouvnit. ac.
FBIDAT January I,
The Report on the
Price Campaign of
Divine Healing
[By Pr. W. J. Curry]
QN FRIDAY LAST the speaker dls
v cussed the recently published report
of the committee of clergymen, doctors and professors of the Price campaign of "divine healing." held here
lost May.
These gentlemen must be congratulated on their worfc, even If they appear too lenient with the perpetrator
of one of the most sordid and cruel
frauds ever inflicted upon an Ignorant
and superstitious public.
The daily press, as u matter of business, heralded the advent of this great
miracle man in a manner which
brought thousands of sufferers to
Vancouver from far and near. The
report states that "5000 were anointed
with oil" by Dr. Price as a preliminary Introduction to the Divine spirit
of healing. Out of 360 cases examined
by the committee, only Ave had been
cured; these did not represent structural disease, such as cancer, tuberculosis, or dislocations, but cures of
functional) nervous or Imaginary Ills.
There was one case of stammering,
two of neuritis, an imaginary goitre
removed, and two other cases of mental or nervous troubles relieved. This
was the sum total of cures out of 350
cases. The great majority of these
were organic or structural in their
nature. There were cancers, blood
pressure, curvatures and everything
from floating kidneys to Ingrowing toe
nails. About fifty of the afflictions
known to   modern   pathology   were
REG'LAR FELLERS-They're Nothing To Play With
treated unsuccessfully hy the Rev. Dr,
The report shows that five persons
became insiiiio after treatment, and
that four relatives of those anointed
also became Insane, through worry
and disappointment over the failure
of their loved ones to receive relief,
while 39 out of the 350 died in less
than six months after being operated
on by this divine heuler. Thus does
Ignorance and credulity pay the
It Was Only Hypnotism
The committee reports that Dr.
Price's method "was -suggestion, partly in ordinary form, but mainly in the
form of "hypnotic suggestion." Hypno
means sleep, and hundreds were seen
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Why People Subscribe for
the B.C. Federationist
1. For 15 years The B. C. Federationist has fought the battles of all thoso who work for a living, whether they go to
work with & white collar or overalls, endeavoring to make
better conditions for all wage-earners and their families, by
helping obtain a greater degree of justice, better wages, shorter working hours and fair working conditions.
2. The Federationist agitated for and helped obtain suoh
valuable laws as the Workmen's Compensation Ant, the Mini- '
mum Wage Act for Women and Mothers' Pensions.
3. The Federationist is the only paper in British Columbia
that gives labor's side of public questions, and one should have
both sides.
4. IP ONE WANTS ALL THE NEWS, particularly
labor's side of strike troubles, political campaigns and fights
for better labor laws, aa well as labor news of interest and
importance from all over the word, ONE HAS TO HAVE A
each evening stretched out on the
Arena stage In a hypnotic trance. Now,
unless Dr. Price Is a victim of autosuggestion, he knew he was a fraud,
and would fall to give his promised
relief. But then there Is the financial
Incentive. For three weeks the collection plates were passed under the
noses of from 10,000 to 15,000 people
daily, the majority of whom were
church-goers, while hundreds who
had been reported cured gave as love
offerings every dollar they could raise
—perhaps fearing the fate of Anna-
nias and his wife.
We can now understand why no
financial statement was submitted by
the Rev. Dr., and why he refused to
co-operate with the Vancouver committee In ascertaining the results of
this warfare against the modern devils of spiritual and physical disorder.
Tlio Limitations of Hypnotism
The report correctly stated that
"hypnotic suggestion should only be
used by those skilled in the scientific
diagnosis of disease," and the character of the report indicates that biology
and modern science had more to do
with its composition than had theology. It showed that suggestion,
whether applied in the name of religion or the various other so-called
systems of healing, can only cure functional disorders, and, from the results
submitted, lt is evident that many
have over-estimated the value of suggestion, even for mental and nervous
Ills. A suggestion may alleviate symptoms; the real cure Is to remove the
cause.   It would appear that this me-
Labor in Britain
(Continued from page 1)
the Soviet propagandists at Moscow
and the Third Internationale—to disrupt political society In Oreat Britain.
Their success would have meant the
disruption of the empire—which was
exactly what Moscow wanted,, and
still wants. That they have failed so
far is due entirely to the calm, deliberated arguments of the three or four
outstanding men at the head of the
British Labor party, chief of whom
has been Mr. Macdonald. What he
will be able to accomplish Is In the
lap of the gods. The overwhelming
of the radicals and the triumph of the
constitutionalists in that party marks
the greatest advance for Labor that
ever has been achieved in the Mother
The lesson Is not without its slgni-
tlfic spirit Is today even Illuminating
the dark places of orthodoxy. So
when we read how Elijah and Jesus
and His disciples healed'the lepers,
and instantly cured the lame, and
blind, even raised the dead, walked on
the water and fed 6000 hungry ones
with five barley loaves and two small
fishes, wo may know that this, as well
as the claims of the ttev. Dr. Price,
are but myths, and Interpellations—
the products of ignorance and priest
We agree that miracle and magic
are not becoming the character of the
thod is today used'largely to keep the Ereat rebel carpenter of Nazarus, and
victims hopeful and quiet while they
are being robbed.
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the Liquor Control Board or by the Oovernment of
Britiih Columbia.
This report points out that the
"shock of this disappointment,
through failure to cure, Is highly injurious to a sick person,- and, when
the cases are multiplied Indefinitely,
the sum total of injury is sufficient to
cause alarm to all except the most
thoughtless." Besides this, it ls quite
evident that these sensational falth-
fakirs frequently prevent people from
taking treatment which experience
has proved to be successful.
Evolution and liovolt ln tho Church
The speaker last Friday referred to
the religious Insurrections which recently took place in New York, ond it
appears that even religion Is amenable to the spirit of the times. But
if the statements of the Old and New
Testament, the basis of Chrlsianity,
are true, then Dr. Price must be correct. He declares that the holy men
of old not only performed miracles of
healing structural disease, but that
Jesus declared that His disciples
would continue this work in His
According to Mark's gospel, the last
words spoken by Christ before His ascension were "He that believeth and
is baptized shall be saved, and these
signs shall follow those who believe.
In my name shall they cast out devils, they shall take up serpents, and
If they drink any deadly thing it shnll
not hurt them. They shall lay their
hands on tho sick, and they shall recover."
Dr. Price apparently believes all
this, but do the clergymen, the professors and. doctors who published
this report believe In the miracles of
the Bible or not, or could prophets and
saints of old cure only functional or
imaginary ailments?
The new reformation in the Christian church of N*»w York has issued
its creed. These are a few of its articles:
"Tho mlracles'of the Old Testament
nre myths; those of the New Testament are interpellations (also myths.)
"It Is not necessary to believe in the
Virgin birth of Jesus, while magic is
not becoming to the character of
This Is whut some of us have been
saying for a long time, and the scion-
snt oi *
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here we can clasp hands with the rebels of the Christian church of New
York. Even after eliminating the
myths of a pre-scientific, age, Christianity might have something left besides soft music and the collection,
, Jesus wns arrested and crucified for
sedition, for teaching brotherhood and
an economic system which clashed
with the policy of the robber rulers of
Romaij Imperialism. He was a com-
munisr nnd the common peoplo heard
Him gladly. Since His death, thousands of His real followers have been
arrested and jailed and crucified for
the same crime of sedition.
The subject for this Friday will be:
"Our Savage Survivals of Mind and
ficanco to Canada and, at this time
particularly, to British Columbia. For
twenty years or more the most strenuous efforts have been made to promulgate extreme socialistic opinions in
this country, These efforts have been
distressingly prominent in British Columbia, though there have been outbreaks resulting from similar propaganda in every province of the Dominion. The experience of the Labor
party in the United Kingdom definitely instructs us that doctrinaire social-
Ism and Soviet communism will not be
successful in any Anglo-Saxon country. People who have lived under
British institutions and have enjoyed
the freedom that such institutions
guarantee are no more likely to be led
by misguided Individuals who draw
their chief support from an organization that was the meanB of helping to
wreck Russia. Dissatisfied as they
may be with many features of economic and industrial systems In Canada,
they know that the surest, most effective and quickest way to remedy
such faulty conditions is by the ballot,
not by sabotage, shirking work, faithless service, assault or butchery. Rather it will come about by the education
of the wage-earners to the proper
power of the ballot and in a personal
knowledge of basic economic principles.
That process of education has been
conducted for years by capable men
who have been loyal to British systems as Mr. Macdonald or his immediate supporters. The same results
will follow here as in Great Britain if
wise counsels prevail and self-controlled men continue In their chosen
Hence the Increasing Popularity of
9.50 p. m.
Canadian National Railways
* A plan to ensure a more regular attendance of delegates to Trades and
Labor council meetings will be tried
out in Hamilton early in the new year.
At each meeting a roll call of tho
delegates will be made, and those who
miss three sessions will be unseated.
The secretary Is empowered to communicate to local unions the names of
delinquent delegates, with a request
that the organizations concerned appoint new delegates. The plan Is one
which might be adopted with success
by councils ln other cities, as an antidote to the general policy of "leave it
to Qeorge."
"Diogenei" of the Vancouver Daily Provinee
A Splendid Ohriitmai Present.    At all bookstores.    Price, <
Cloth, $1,50; Paper, $1.00.
$250,000.00 SACRIFICE
Are the prices at the great salvage sale now on at the ARMY & NAVY STORE. This price-
wrecking, value smashing, merchandizing event is only made possible by our fortunate purchase
ol the entire stock of the CUMBERLAND TRADING CO. at 28c on the Dollar. Greater crowds
than ever will be here tomorrow and next week—Let nothing keep you away.
MEN'S BOOTS—Slightly damaged; now priced
at, per pair	
now priced at, per pair	
Blues; worth to $6.60; now priced at, pair	
BOOTS—All shapes; black or tan; worth to
$**;   now priced at, per pair	
grade selected calfskin; Goodyear welted; all ffrjf np
sizes black or tan; worth to 110.   Sale price *$4<«/d
now for	
LADIES' HOS.ERY—Worth 75c;
now for  ,
now for  '.	
LADIES' CORSETS-r-Worth up to $3.00;
now at	
LADIES' RUBBERS—All sizes;   worth |1.26;
now for	
MEN'S RAINCOATS—Slightly  damaged; all
Sizes; now priced at 	
MEN'S RAINCOATS—All sizes, plain dark colors; sortie rubberized back, others double texture; worth
up to $18; now priced at ,
IfAINCOATS—Also highest quality rubberized
coats; worth $26; all sizes; now priced at	
MEN'S OVERCOATS—Worth to $20;
now priced at 	
Worth to $12.50; now priced at	
MACKINAW SHIRTS—All-wool;  heavy  weight;
guaranteed waterproof: worth $8; now for	
i florae rub-
colors; worth to 112.50; extra special at	
now selling at 	
STAFFORD INK—Regular price 10c;
our price, per bottlo 	
green; double bed size; slightly damaged;
at. per pair	
BLANKETS—Special, per pair 	
MEN'S PINE PANTS—For work or dress; all
sizes; values to $4; now priced at, pair.	
MEN'S KHAKI WORK SHIRTS—All sises;   worth
$1.60;   now priced At 	
khaki, blue, brown and grey;   regular $-1.00; tf»*|   Qf
sizes 14 to 18; sale price, each  wl.t/O
WEAR—Shirts and drawers; worth $1.25; now Ot/C
ERS—Slightly soiled; all sizes; special at OUC
31 to 4S; extra quality; worth $6.50; per suit %JiA*e*X%t
,   brown   or
Be Sure You Find the Right Store—We Have No Branches—Look for Large Yellow Signs
Right Next Door to Pantages Theatre—Look for the Name and Number Before Entering
Look for the Large Electpc Sign Above thn Door Before Entering


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