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 THE BRITISH COLUMBIA FEDERATIONS
INMJSTMAL UNITT:   STRENGTH.
OFFICIAL PAPEB:   VANCOUVER tfrfCS AND LABOB COUNCIL.
PpHTICAt UNITT: VIOTOBT
TWELFTH YEAR.  No.
EIGHT P*GES
VANCOUVER, B. C, FRIDAY MOElflNG, DECEMBER 3, 1920
WiO PER YEAR
BJWOFHER
WILL BE HELD
Three Labor Candidates
Are Elected—Three
Still in Doubt
Labor Polls Bile Vote in
Vancouver—OM Par-"
ties Surprised
The Federated Labor Party
nme well to the forefront In
Wetaee4ey'» eleotlon In Brltlih
Columbia.' Three candidates have
bMn eleoted and a very large vote
polled In the city. Geo. Dingwall
of Roesland waa defeated by 14
vetee but the counting of the ab-
Mates ballota may affect thla result,
The Liberals have been returned with a small majority which
WD1 threw the balance of power
Is the Independents, whioh with
three labor elected and three still
In doubt and four other Independent! will make the government very unstable. The standing ts date la Liberal, 32; Conservative, Hi labor1, 8; Independents, 4; doubtful, 4,
The results up to date whloh do
sot Include the absentee votes are
as followa:
South Vancouver
H.  Neelands,  F.  L.  p.,  3,022;
Hadgson, Con., 2,324; Russell, Lib.,
1,742;  Mcintosh,  866.
Newcastle
Guthrie, F.-»L.  P..  616;  Fraser,
Ind., 112; Hawthornthwalte, Labor,
112; Blckle, soldier, 146.
Fernle
Uphill, F. L. P., B40; Herschmcr,
Con., «TI; Flahei. Lib. 648.
The voting in other districts in
which Labor and Socialists were
running waa aa follows, which,
with the 'absentee ballots yet to
be counted, still leaves a chance
for further labor representation.
Atlln dlstriot: Geo. Casey, Socialist, is leading.
Prinoe Rupert: Burrough, 8. P.
of C, la keeping well to the front.
Comox: MentleB, People's Party,
nominated by Loggers' Union delegates, has a lead of 160.
Dewdney: Catherwood, Con.,
1,487; Martyn, Lib., 1,287; Curry,
F. L. P., 848.
Nanalmo: Slocan, Lib., 1,296;
Barnard, P. L. P., 1,181; Gilchrist,
Con., 767.
Slocan: Hunter, Con., 464; Nelson, Ub., 292; Smith, F. L. P., 266.
Rlohmond: Pearson, Con., 2,764;
McCraney, Lib., 2,670; Cassldy, F.
L. P., 1,470; Abbott, Ind. Far.,
866; McBride, Ind., 190.
Rossland: Baling, Con., 248;
Dingwall, F. L, P., 229;-McLeod,
Lib.,  178.
Tba vote ln Vancouver City with
absentee voters yet to be heard
from, ls as follows, with Ave Liberals and one Conservative elected:
Smith, Mary Ellen, Lib 17,490
Mackensle, Ian, Lib 13,620
Farris, J. W. deB., Lib 12,151
Ramsay, James, Lib 12,298
Macdonald, M. A., Lib 12,064
Bowser, W. J., Con 11,606
Blaok, Ueorge, Con 10,389
Dougherty, J. P., Lib 10,374
Warden, J. W., Con. .:. 10,316
Cowe, S. L., Con  9,813
Patterson, Edith, Con. ....... 9,588
Martin, Joseph, Ind  9,134
Mahan, J. W.,Con  8,829
Trotter, W. R„ Labor   7,602
Woodsworth, J. S., Labor .. 7,451
Richardson, Thomas,  Labor 7,220
Cotsworth, Moses, Ind  6,221
Crosafleld, Mrs., Ind  4,193
Ashworth,  a.  ]..  Rentpay-
era   8,466
< Smith, J. F., Boo. .,  8,184
Harrington, J. D., Soe  8,011
Miller, b. L., G.A.U.V  2,784
I North, P. H., G.A.U.V., ....... 2,648
! Smith, J. F., Boo  2,134
; Earp, S„ Soo.   1,718
, Stephenson, C, Boo  1,718
I MoQuold,  W„  Boo.   1,622
! Thomas, T. B., Ind  1,497
I Dennis, J., Soo  1,446
HELP TEXTILE
TO
SAM GUTHRIE
M, L, A. elect for Newcastle.
F. L. p. nominee who defeated
J. H, Hawthornthwalte.
Millions Eating Grass as
Profits of Few Pile Up
Enormously    .
(By Philip Salter, staff correspondent for the Federated Press)
Peking, China. — Business is
business In both hemispheres.
There Is famine now ln China,
famine on a scale that threatens
the loss of life t>f a world war.
Millions are eating leaves and grass
and woods and even Belling their
children ono by one for a sum that
will eke out a few daya. Hundreds
of thousands are migrating, going
ln all directions in search of work
or" begging—futlleiy for the most
part, since this ls an already over-
populated country.
And with a vast region parched
by a year of drought and grain so
scarce only the rich eat It, millet
that ls bought for tl a Chinese
bushel is sold fifteen miles away
for |2.20. While the profits are
piling up fabulously for the few
who are rioh, millions will go
hungry and hundreds of thousands
will die. Withal, the ChlneBe profiteer doles out his charity with
the same unconsciousness as his
Occidental brother. For every dollar he squeezes out of a crushing
bargain he gives one to famine
"relief."
Hand the Fed. to your shopmate
when you are through with It
TO I GOMPERS
[NO DELEGATE
AT
| U. S. Socialists WUl Not
, Be Represented at
Conference
(By ths Federated Press)
Chicago, III.—Although ths So-
' cialist party ef the United States
I by vote of tha National Executive
1 committee, deolded to send a dele-
; fate to the Berne conference of
| tbe Socialist party, there will be no
> American delegate ln attendance
i when the conference opens Decem-
' bar 5, lt waa announced at national
' headquarters. Insufficient time to
I select a delegate is the explanation
' made by the national executive
committee.
All three International delegates
and Morris Hillquit,  International
aeoretary, were unable to arrango
i tbelr affairs to go Jto Europe on
: suoh short notice arm the committee was unable to select an alter-
i MS* in time to arrange for pass-
i PorS.
The national office has cabled
; credentials to Joseph Oollomb,
' American Socialist now ln Paris.
I He wtll Co to Berne aa an observer
Land as a correspondent for the Se-
| cialist press.
J. H. Thomas Takes His
Place and Defends the
International
(London Dally Herald to the Federated Press)
London—The sensation of the
convention of the International
Federation of Trades Unions,
which is meeting here, was the resignation of W. A. Appleton, for
several years its president, and the
election of J. H. Thomas,- secretary
of the National Union of Railway-
men, ln his place.
Appleton's designation was conveyed In a lotter to Edo Flnmen,
secretary of the Federation, and
president of the International Federation of Transport Workers. The
lotter announced that Appleton's
decision to resign waa taken after
consultation with Samuel Gomp
ers, president of the American
Federation of Labor, who has recently repudiated the International
Federation for Its action ln boycotting munitions destined for use
against Soviet Russia. Appleton
stated that while he did not endorse Gompers' stand completely,
and did not agree in all the statements made by Gompers about thc
Federation, he nevertheless felt
compelled to rttnge himself on thc
side of his American colleague,
-Leon Jouhaux, president of the
General Federation of Labor or
France, presided at the opening
session, and welcomed the delegates. After the resignation of
Appleton had been accepted, J. H.
Thomas was elected president,
"The International Federation of
Trado Unions has been called 'yellow' In some quarters," said Thomas. "But we want liberty and Justice for our class aa much as the
more radical unions. We want to
free the worker* from our present
Buffering, not by a bloody upheaval, but-by tho scientific application -of our minds to specific problems which confront us. That Is
the only difference between us and
our attackers."
Want to Cut Up Germany
.";  Into Federated
States
Will Stage a, Revolution
in Bavaria and
Elsewhere
(By Helen Augur, staff corr'espond-
dent for the Federated Press)
New Tork.—French "thrift" Is
Joining forces with the old German
Junkers for one of the strongest
and least noble expeditions of high
pliacy whloh has oome out of the
war. Hand ln hand thr bitter enemies of the Btlll yawning trenches
are out to bury the hatchet—lr. the
throat of Germany.
lhe French tinanclers and tbe
German caarlsta want rich Bavaria.
They want the coal-filled basins of
the Rhur and the Saar. They want
to cut up Germany Into a series of
little federated states controlled by
this strange entente of Ludenlorit
and Foch. They want to form buffers along the eastern border of the
regained French provinces. With
Russia looming and throwing a
glow of hope Into the chilled dark
homes of Austria and Germany,
they want to erect a barrier, to
keep that new glow out of France
and England, to hide it from the
Atlantic. With the silliness of fear
they are erecting a block-house
against the spread of working-class
government.
Everything ls ready for the Bavarian "revolution." men, guns,
money, leaders and general Btaff aro
waiting orders for the moving-picture war which they hope will put
Into power over Bavaria a monarchal family controlled by
France.
Dr. Escherlch, founder of the
"Orgesch" or Bavarian Home Mllltla, whose strength Is about 100,-
000 men, and which is backed by
the old German staff officers from
Gen. Ludendorff down; is waiting
bis orders. One plan for the revolution will be to have French troops
"occupy" the Rhur district, and the
Orgesch start into action.
The next thing that will happen
will be the opposition by the workers in the form of a general strike,
so the French-German entente
plans. It would seem that the
workers might not like the idea of
a restoration ot a monarchy, which
will be less pleasant than the mon
archy they shed thetr blood to
shake ott, because It will be "bossed" by French militarists and )i'gh.
flnanoters who could not be expect,
ed to care how workers fare.
This united opposition by the
workers will give the plotters the
chance they ere looking for. The
French troops in the Ruhr and the
Orgesch can unlimber their guns,
and kill off the more, troublesome
workers, and promptly declare that
Bavaria ls an Independent state, because lt has Its own army.
From the French legation ln Munich, which is the centre of the
contemplated "resolution" Is
streaming inspiration to start similar revolutions in other parts of
Germany, It is planned to establish separate states in Hanover,
Wurtenbor*g, Hesse and Thurlngia.
In Europe the old war is dear.
Long live the war.
BE
Australian  Jails  to  Be
Given to Union to'Start
Enterprise -
(By the Federated Press)
Sydney, N. 8. W.—The Federated
Textile Workers unton, with headquarters at Sydney, Australia, baa
decided to start a woolen mill on
the co-operative plan. The proposition is that the union will take
over one of the large unused Jails
belonging to the New South Walea
labor government, turn lt Into a
huge faotory, and produce woolen
materials, Srat for all government
officials, railway employees, and the
police, and later on engage ln trade
to the public.
The company ls to havs a capital of 81,000,000, half of the ahares
being vested In tha labor government as payment for the premises
and the other half vested ln the
union memberB.' Special care Is being taken to prevent the shares getting Into the hands of speculators^
the number of shares to one member of the union being restricted.
The government has consented to
come Into the scheme on these
terms.
German  Workers  Are
Uniting Forces for Con-
';*    trol of Industry
:   (By the Federated Press)
Berlin.—A big step toward unit-
all  the  workers engaged in
importation and communication
ibe ln Germany waa taken at
ecial convention of the German
•oad Men's union held recently
-eaden. Resolutions were adop.
.by the 263 delegatea calling for
mediate action toward forming a
wepking alliance with the employes
of the postal and wire services, ss
well aa with the unions embracing
t%t workers on the narrow gauge
'and prtvately-owhed railway lines.
-With the combining of the Railroad Men's,ynion wtth tbe Transport Workers' union, which ls being worked for energetically, the
proposed "German Traffic union"
Will have at least 1,600,000 mem.
bars. - -
The convention adopted resolutions calling for the immediate socialization of such German Industries aa were ripe for that action,
and urging the workers of hand and
brain to labor for the establishing
of the co-operative commonwealth.
I COLONY
ITI
New O. B. U. Central
Council Formed at
Edmonton
Owing to the split tn the O. B. U,
at Edmonton, duo to the actions of
certain Individuals, the general
executive board of the O. B, U. has
issued the following statement:
The transportation and building
trades units of Edmonton have
withdrawn from the council of
which C. E. Berg is the secretary,
and they have formed a new council and requested recognition from
the general executive board.
The units of whloh C. E. Berg ls
seoretary have, repudiated the executive of the One Big Union and
have failed to carry out their obligations to this organisation.
Tha executive will, therefore, In
future only recognise the council of
which B. T. Palmer, 10224—122nd
Street, la at present secretary, and
advices all those who desire, to retain membership in the One Big
Union in the Edmonton district to
do likewise.
Workers; Will Fight the
Founding of Japanese
Settlement
(By the Federated Press) '
Ottawa, Ont.—Canada's organized workers will fight tb a finish
efforts of Japanese and Canadian
capitalists to' found a colony of
Japanese In Northern Ontario.
They will do so because of the
acute labor situation here already
rather than through any hostility
to men of another race.
Bar'on N. Hasituro, who was
formerly with the Japanese legation at Washington, and party have
Just completed a tour of Northorn
Ontario. They have the backing
of influential Canadian capitalists
and politicians. Chambers of Commerce, Klwanis and Rotary-Clubs
and other associations of business
men have adopted resolutions favoring introduction of "coolie" labor.
DONT FORGET THE DANCE
Don't forget thc dance In the
Pendor  Hall  on Saturday  night.
The floor Is good, the music will be
the best, and the admission Is easy.
Gents SOc, ladles 26c.
il
Oklahoma State Votes in
favor of Medical
Freedom
The state of Oklahoma at the
recent election by popular vote of
over 40,000 majority, wiped off all
th« medical laws and gave drugless
heal.ru the same rights and privileges of any ether class of physicians,
The same spirit seems to prevail
in British Columbia, as ls proved
by; the many signatures to the petition for the enactment of a medical freedom bill which seeks to
aboliih medical monopolies of any
description and give the people the
right, to choose tne treatment they
want' in case of sickness..
FRIDAY, DEC. 10
Committee in Charge Has
About Completed All
Arrangements
The smoking concert committee
appointed by the General Workers
Unit of tho 0..-B. U-, has nearly
commpleted the arrangements for
the smoking concert, that la to
be /held on Friday, the 10th, A
good programme Is assured. Several talented singers and elocutionists have already promised to
be present, and thero is no doubt
as to the success of the entertainment. The refreshment committee has made ail arrangements for
the inner man, tho old clay pipe
will be in evidence, and smokes of
all kinds will be provided. All
members of the O. B. U. and thoir
friends aro 'Invited. The charge
for admission Is 60 cents.
Patronize Federatlonist advertisers and toll them why you do so.
METAL WORKERS
Madison, Wis.—Eugene Debs,
, Sooialist candidate foi* president,
' polled 80,686 In the state. Benson,
i four years ago, polled 27,846.
Meetings in O.B.U. Hall
For the Coming Week
804 PENDER STREET WEST
MONDAY—Piledrivers. *
TUESDAY—Dance, 9 to 12.
WEDNESDAY—General Workers.
THURSDAY—Dance, 9 to 12.
FRIDAY—Women's Auxiliary and Sraolung Concert.
SATURDAY—Dance, 9 to 12.
Sah Francisco—Two of the Jurors Who convicted Warren K. Bil-
Hnfsin tho preparedness day bomb
case, have thrown their support to
the demand for a retrial of Billings
and Tom Mooney, following the
confession of Policeman Draper
Hand'of his part"in the coaching
of witnesses ln the conspiracy to
send both defendants to the gallows.
INCH UY
French Commissioner
''"' Has Orders to Deal
With Rebels
(By Frederick Kuh, staff correspondent of the Federated Press
; anJXondoti Herald.)
. Vienna.—"French policy towards
Wrangle hag undergone a complete
reversal during the past week. Ha*
log been - the first to rush to the
assistance of the South Russian,
France la the flrst to run to coyer
now that Wrangel has been ship-
wricked. Martel, French commissioner to South Russia, had lnatiuc.
tlons, When he left Paris, to deal
exclusively with Wrangle. These directions have been changed, and
Martol has been empowered to
establish relations with the Social
Revolutionaries. His Initial step,
has been to engage as his adjutant
Maxim Gorky's son and leader In
that party.
President of N. Y. Build
ing Trades Council
Was a Slick One
Now Facing a Seven-year
Sentence for Attempted Extortion
(By Mary Senior, staff correspondent for the Federated Press.)
New York.—Robert P. BrlndeU,
president and "czar" of ihe building trades council, who was charge
ed In testimony taken by the Joint
legislative committee with having
enormous sums in bribes from
housewreckers and builders dependent upon men of his union for
labor, has been Indicted for attempted extortion.by the additional grand Jury and ls being held on
1100,000 ball. In court it was asserted by the state that BrlndeU
had extorted more than $1,000,000
within the last year.
Attempted extortion is a crime
for whloh the maximum sentence
la seven and one half years in prison, with no flne as an alternative
for the prison sentence. It is understood that BrlndeU is facing a number of other Indictments resulting
from testimony given by 14 witnesses before the joint legislative
committee;
The present indictment is based
on the charge that BrlndeU attempted to extort $7,500 from Jacob Fradus, excavator and general
contractor, through Qeorge H.
Clark, a civil engineer, who went
to Brindell's headquarters oh April
16, to Intercede for Fradus, who
was unable, because of labor trouble, to continue hts $300,000 contract with the Garment Centre
Realty company,
Robert Brindell's rise to power
hns been as rapid as It has been
remarkable. Fifteen years ago
when he flrst drifted into New York
he was working as a clerk ln a
drug'store. Finding the space behind the counter too narrow for
the expression of his expansive personality, BrlndeU took a job along
the waterfront as a member, of the
Municipal Dock Workers' union.
lie strengthened and enlarged this
organization Until it received recognition from Samuel Gompers and
became afflliated with the American
Federation of Labor.
Brindell's position was now secure. He became the fast friend of
Gompers. He also joined the Central Federated unton of New York
where he palled with leaders of the
old school.
In 1919 BrlndeU found his chance
In the Informal organisation of the
Building Trades Council, then
known as the United Board of Business agents. Using approved "boss"
politician tactics, BrlndeU got himself elected president of this body,
in which position he conducted a
brief but bloody administration for
one year.
His tactics have been to play off
the labor unions against the employer and contractors and the em.
ployers against labor, with the sole
aim of fllling his own pockets from
the resulting conflict. When a union became too independent to suit
his purpose, BrlndeU who had the
backing of most of the trades In
(Continued on page R)
HARRY NEELANDS
M.L.A. elect for South Vancouver.
Nominee of the F. L. P.
IK
F.LP.
Get-together Meeting to
Celebrate Election
of Neelands
A P. L. P. rally and sooial will
be bold tt Headquartera, 148 Cordova Street West, tomorrow (Saturday), at 8 p.m. Soutli Vancouver membership will make thla a
celebration and the city membership will hold a rally at a date
to be announced later.
Tonight (Friday) the Junior Labor League will meet at 642—
10th Ave. East to complete the
election of officers and convenors
of committees. The full list of officers will be announced next week.
Tonights meeting will convene at
7:80 p.m.
STORY Of RE§
1
Peking, China—Plrtt among the
powers, China has made a clean
break with Czarist Russia. She has
Informed Prince Koudachelt, hlth
erto Russian minister, lhat henceforth he will be regarded as a private Russian national dwelling on
China's soil.
Washington—J. N. Tristan,
officer of the Mexican Federation
of Miners has been barred from
admission to the United States by
the Immigration authorities at
Laredo, Texas,
U. S. Workers Consider It
Will Relieve the
Unemployed
ii
International  Federation
to Take Up Subject
of Armaments
(By the Federated Press)
Washington — Reorganization of
the International Federation of
Metal Workers Unions, with headquarters In Berne, Is under way,
and the American delegates to the
firBt conference—probably to be
held In the summer of 1921—wtll
present a programme of worldwide cessation of the making of
munitions and firmaments, according to E. C. Davison, general secretary-treasurer of the International Association of Machinists,
Correspondence with Secretary
Ilg, at Berne, shows that the Italian, German, French, Spanish and
even the Japanese metal workers
are ready for such a programme.
The British, organized tn the great
Amalgamated Society of Engineers
—are likewise sympathetic. They
have a discussion with the Federation at present, as to back dues,
but will doubtless be fn full affiliation by the time the conference
meets.
Metal workers ln most of the
continental countries are now affiliating with Berne,
(By tho Federated Press)
Detroit, Mich.—"In consideration
of the present widespread unemployment situation In this country
and looking to the most Immediate
relief of that situation," the Detroit
Fedoration of Labor ln Us weekly
session on November 24, passed a
resolution demanding that the
American government permit trade
— — relations with Soviet Russia.
___,_.•„_.   A**««-,*„ Dnvlr Affiliated unions In Detroit will
l*MXiCl AUOrney flOrKeS be requested to pass similar resolutions and forward copies of same
to the governmental heads In
Washington and to the American
Federation    of   Labor  executives.
I FED
►\
Introduces the
Motion
(By the Federated Press)
Mew York.—Nine of the 12 allseed Communists   who   appeared
Central bodies throughout the
country will also be circularized by
the Detroit federation with a re-
before Judge Bartow S. Weeks In Jue.at for ,lmllar actlon on  their
tha criminal section of the supreme
court have been set free on motlofi
of Assistant District Attorney Alexander I. Rorke.
.The 12 men had been held ln
bail, under the Criminal Anarchy
Statute, Bince the raids of November 7 and 8, 1919. They were indicted for holding Communist principles.
Two men, Harry Israel and Isa-
dore Cohen, were held for a closer
Investigation by Rorke, at Judge
Weeks' Instruction. A third, Ellas
Marks, repudiated his opinions and
received clemency.
Ball .was discharged in the case
of eight men, A discharge of ball in
practically a withdrawal of the Indictment, one of the lawyers, acting for the Communists said. The
Indictment against the ninth man,
J, Lovestone, was dismissed for
'service rendered" ln testifying In
the Harry Winitsky cate.
Latin-American Labor
Organizations9 Attitude
Toward International
(By Laurence Todd)
(Staff Correspondent for the Fed
erated. Press)
Washington—Twelve countries
of the Western Hemisphere will be
represented by delegations at thc
third annual convention of thc
Pan-Amer'ican Federation of Labor
in Mexico City, beginning January
10, at which the improvement of
relations between the Labor movements of these countries and their
attitude toward the Labor internationals of Amsterdam and of Moscow will bo under discussion.
President Oompers and Vice-
presidents Woll and Rickert, and
Treasurer Tobin of the American
Federation of Labor, with John
Frey of the Molders Union, will
comprise the delegation from the
United States. They represent the
antl-SoclallBt element In the A. F,
of tt,, and as such are anticipating a lively, time when the Socialist delegations from the. eleven
Latin-American republics open flre
on their social and political theories. Chile, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Panama, San Domingo and the
Central American countries will
support the Mexican delegates In
the argument.
Even If the delegates wished to
avoid discussion of the action of
the A. F. of L., In refusing to affiliate with the International Federation of Trade Unions of Amsterdam, that subject would be forced
upon the floor by thc fact that the
powerful Argentine Labor, co-op-
er'atlvo and Socialist movement has
affiliated wtth Amsterdam and has
declared the Pan-American Federation of Labor to be unnecessary.
Uruguay and Argentina are proud
of their direot and fraternal connection with the European Labor
movements, but the Uruguayan
leaders go so far as to refuse to
affiliate with any foreign group of
workers which supported the lato
war.
Neutral Organization
Lost Sght of Its
Traditions
Worked Under Direction
of United State and j
Kolchak.
(By Helen Augur, *taft correspond,
ent fo. the Federated Press)
New York.—The story of the R«d
Cross in Siberia' Is a story ot how
the greatest "neutral" organization
In the world forgot Its neutrality
and Its traditions of mercy and
justice, aad took its orders from
the American State department,
which ln turn was taking lta orders
from Admiral Kolchak. That at
least, waa .the conviction given by
Otto W. Lowe, a New York pharmacist, during a year's service aa
lieutenant in the Bed Cross, spent
between Irkutsk and Omsk.
"In Irkutsk came my first Jar,"
said Lotfe, "I had certain Illusions
about the role of the Bed Cross,
which began to shake when I saw
how by a combination of race-prejudice and graft and Ignorance and
plain inefficiency, money and lives
wero wasted, and hundreds of Oerman prisoners made miserable.
•But lt was In Omsk that the situation was suddenly dramatised
Just as I arrived, the Bed Cross
was in the act of dismantling a
great hospital only then completed,
and equipped to wrestle with the
terrible scourge of typhus raging
there. The Red Cross which is to
stay ln the thick of the battle with
death, waa running away with the
Kolchak armies. I went to Major
Eversoll, commander of the west'-
era division of the Bed Cross, and
asked him what this extraordinary
thing meant.
"Ordors of tha State Department!" he answered. Later I learned that Kolchak was behind that
order, that he had commanded the
town cleared of aid. We took away
eve'ry yard of guase and every
nurse on a 43-car train, and left
the town to die.
Lowe said that the refugees
spread typhus all over the line j>f
retreat, and that they starved and
froze and died ln hundreds. When
the Red Cross train arrived. In
Krasnyarsk, there were 3,000 dead
horses lying on the streets with
dead men and women and children
who had run away from the Bed
Army.
"Four of us stayed behind with
one car of supplies to take core of
our wounded," said Lowe. "The
next day, Red troops paraded the
town, ond posted notices savins
thnt the Red Army was in charge.
All foreigners were arrested, and
nsBcd to report to the Fifth Army
headquarters. Tho town was perfectly quiet. A local soviet was already functioning.
"I was allowed to act as a com-
mlssnr, and to assist the civilian
population with medical service
and with our supplies. The chief of
the medical division ^f the Fifth
Army, whom 1 liked very much,
saw that we were anxious to prove
that Bed Cross men as individuals
were really neutral, and he gave us
our chance."
London—Hiss Sylvia Pankhurst
has been released on ball pending
her appeal against the sentence of
six months' imprisonment passed
on her recently, for alleged seditious articles in the paper, The
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the victorious sweep of Soviet Russia across tho Held of business,
politics nnd Journalism, whicli President Wilson ond his successive
foreign ministers had so carefully
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Reading thc dally papers has becomo a torture to the anti-Bussian
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Soviet Republic.
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virtues of George Washington and
Abroham Lincoln," one headline
proclaims. "Business men besiege
Vanderlip to share, In great contract with Russian Beds," says another. "Brouslloft announces end
nf civil wur." "Russian peasants
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Mr. George and the Constitution
Since the accession of Mr, Lloyd
George to supreme power, a notable
ohange haa come over the office
that he holds. Older prime ministers, Peel and Palmerston, Gladstone and Dlraaell, were dependent
for the prestige upon the confidence of their party and their own
skill tn the management of the
House of Commons. Their cabinet
was a body of trusted advisers who,
through long years of faithful apprenticeship, Ijad become accustomed to the* making of policy.
They were, with rare exceptions
like Lord Cardwell, leas men with
a special problem in hand, than
efficient Judges of the general effect that legislation would have
alike upon the desires of the electorate and what, at some given moment,, might be deemed the welfare of the country. The prime
minister waa, indeed, their chief;
but he waa rather the chairman of
a board who knows that his power
depends upon the careful weighing
ot his colleagues' Judgments than
an American president who, like
Mr. Lincoln upon a famous occasion, may follow his own decision
ln defiance of his cabinet. The essence of the system was an arrival
at collective Judgment. The prime
minister was a superior, but he was
not supreme; and he took his part
ln the cut and thrust of debate In
the House of Commons. Policy,
that Is to Bay, was broadly the result of a considered Judgment
which had to be weighed In view
of a passionate1 criticism in the
house; and, as the ultimate source
of responsibility for all decisions,
the pivot of the edifice was the
continuous relationship between
the prime minister and the private
member.
That system has completely disappeared. The prime minister,
from being, as with Mr. Gladstone,
the most accessible member of tho
cabinet, has become the most aloof.
His colleagues; from the threshold
of equality, have been removed to
the outer door; and they are today less men who watch the stream
of general tendency In affairs than
a body of departmental chiefs who
sit In the House of Commons. -The
result, In general, Is what- it would
be if the American cabinet had
seats ln congress; with the difference that the prime ministor preserves his prestige by reserving all
fundamental decisions to himself
and Disking appearances upon the
door of the House sufficiently infrequent to give his speeches tho
dramatic quality which attaches to
the unexpected.
The primo minister, that Is to
say, Is virtually the president of a
state;' but he-Is president In a community where the remaining institutions are totally inapt to the
character ot his office. He Is, for
example, his own foreign socretary;
but no primo minister can hope to
give continuity to foreign affairs
and copo with the varied mass of
business that otherwise comes beforo him. He Is tho deciding factor
in labor policy; but that is to reduce both the minister of lalior and
the prosldent of the Board ot Trade
to non-pormanent officials who
learn the content of his mind when
crisis arise upon which his decision
1s necessary. But that, at bottom,
ls to say there Is no cabinet policy
upon labor, and that the prime
minister can never really know
enough of the atmosphere of the
Industrial position to give more
than a partial Judgmerlt upon somo
particular set of facts entirely unrepresentative of It. It means more.
It means that, with evory problem,
the cabinet minister to whose department lt may belong can never
bo genuinely responsible for its solution; for the prime minister remains always as a contingent court
of appeal who may be moved by
considerations different from thoss
which Impressed the permanent officials. That is a serious loss to the
prestige of government, and it was
noteworthy that the Triple Alliance
when It intervened In the prosont
coal dispute, ignored the president
nf the Board of Trade and negotiated directly vjtth the prime mln
ister.
The result of this change upon
the structuro of the cabinet ls ob
vlous. It gives the prime minister
not colleagues who can weigh decisions, but subordinates who can
accept them. It makes the Individ'
ual member not an Independent
mind and, within the ministry, a
careful critic, but a departmental
chief who obeys his instructions
and does not go outside their boundary. In that sense, the prime
minister Is not troubled by the need
for a coherent policy. He can be
generous to the Hindu at the India
office; he can introduce slavery undor a thin cloak in the next street
at the colonial offlce. He himself
may be in favor of peace with Bussia; and his secretary of war.may
Issue bloodthirsty pronouncements
in the dally press. The system,, indeed, has obvious advantages;,, for
by a careful scrutiny of the I -
pers the policy upon which the
greater degree of eulogy is bestowed may be selected as most likely
to succeed. And since that, ultimate
selection must rest with the prime
minister, the result, at every point,
is to exalt his1 power in th. eyes
of the different interests competing
for his attention. 	
But tin* Involutions of the-system
do no.. 000. tBOSB. Tttd prtmo minister mmt ait once keep 'himself Informed and retain his predominant
place In the eyes of the country.
He must have a check upon the
administration of the departments,
and an offset to his virtual disappearance from the House of Commons. The first need has been supplied by the prime minister's secretariat. In another form, indeed,
that department has been, obviously
wanting for a generation; for a
much more thorough sifting was
demanded of tho material which
eager colleagues with a zeal for
their own office were anxious tlmt
the prime minister himself should
Investigate. But in the hands of Mr,
Lloyd George the secretariat serves
purposes.. unconnected with so
simple an aim. They are, first and
foremost, the liaison with tho press.
They drop the half-hints and obscure suggestions by which a, public opinion 'may.bo formed to secure some change in plan which
may then be represented aa- a concession to popular demand. They
secure the Information By i which
the prime minister keeps In touch
with th'e current of feeling in the
country. They advise that a letter
may usefully be sent to Spen Valley; they hint at Its possible failure
ln Paisley. They are the avenue of
Intercourse with the prime minis
ter. An unimportant minister may
see them, and spare the time of
their chief; and they will^report
back a decision founded upon such
.evidence as they choose to deliver.
In fact, they get control of two or
three departments each; and even
an able observer may flnd it at
times difficult to discover whether
Lord Curzon or Mr. Phillip Kerr
Is tho minister' for foreign affairs.
Tho result upon tho prime minis-
tor's colleagues is obvious. Some
are important enough to Ignore the
secretariat. They can breakfast at
Downing Streot, or threaten their
way across tho barrlor. The loss
fortunate will either comply, or, Ignoring it, will let things drift their
way until either an unlooked for
decision, or a quarrel with some
othor office, compels an adjustment
of the situation, ■ ■ B
Tho secretariat has not supplanted the cabinet; but at least-it -has
destroyed its utility. The necessity
of counter-balancing absence from
the House of Commons has been
found ln still more devious paths.
In part, it has come from thjft prestige which always attaches to- negotiations with foreign powers; - Diplomacy ha's always the Special
glamor of the mysterious; and if
Lord Curzon remains in London
while Mr, Lloyd George Is closeted
at Lympne or Spa or Boulotl* It
Is obvious in whose breast the'truo
secrets are really locked. In part
the equilibrium Is maintained by a
complicated systom of press work,
interviews, deputations, ex cathedra
pronouncements, and appearances
at the critical stage as the god in
th. machine. Anyone who watches
over a period of months the activities of Bir William Sutherland will
understand the Journalistic mechanism. No one oan resist a special
pamphlet or a new monthly In
which the policy he cannot glean
from debates ln the Commons is
snld to be expounded. Unionists
who are exasperated with Ireland
can gain solace from a visit to
Downing Streot. A great publio
meeting, with a slashing attack
Mr. Asquith, la always sure to attract that typ. of audience which
loves nothing ao much as a flght,
and te utterly careless of lta outcome. And, where a crisis comes,
to remain aloof until the moment
when a settlement ls Imperative
will—if the stage-management be
prepared with sufficient care—always give a factitious appearance
of success which conceals the poverty of thought behind. It all Involves government by momentary
Improvisation. But no government
can have a coherent polloy when
by ita very nature it despises the
continuous colleagueship of able'
minds.
There are other ramifications of
Importance. What, at bottom, the
system implies ls personal govern
ment; and personal government, as
the history ot George III. has
shown us, involves a mean dependence upon the part of the House
ot Commons. Particular Interests
must be conciliated; as where the
land taxes are replaced, or the San-
key report Ignored. Personal affiliations must be encouraged; so that
the honors list Is swollen out of all
proportion to merit. The House of
Commons itself is, without difficulty
ignored. Mr. Bonar Law, as leader
of the House, doubtless means well1
enough; but he has no final say,
tfnd he has not the strategy or eloquence to make him the equal of
his opponents.
- Nor should lt remain unnoticed
that, In the period of hla manage-,
ment, the ablest minds ln the government are withdrawn from Its
discussions. Mr. Balfour Is Absent
for weeks together; Mr. Churchill
-*-tor him a remarkable experience
—ls narrowly limited to the confines of his office. The reason ls
clear enough. The House of Commons ls by nature such an assembly
that lf any minister obtained overwhelming prestige thore, he would
challenge the pre-eminence of the
premier himself. From Mr. Bonar
Law such competition need not be
expected; from Mr. Balfour and
Mr." Churchill lt ls reasonably dangerous. As a result, the main ministerial ability is withdrawn, from
tho House lest the presence of the
prime minister become, for his own
sake, imperative there; for once he
attended continually the system of
personal government would come
to an end. The result Is the modern practice of resource to direct
aotlon. No assembly which the
prime minister despises ls likely to
attain respect from those with Interests to promote; and the longer
the system continues the further
must direct action go. A government which rests upon the considered support of the House of Commons will always have the foundations of stability, and Its decisions
will' command a large degree of
common acceptance from that safeguard; but a government of which
the basic principle is neglect of the
body from which lt derives its life
will be open to every gust of changing wind which happens to blow.
Nor Is this the end of the evil.
A system built upon porsonal as-
cendenoy cannot, unless lt be a dictatorship, be built upon principle;
Its ossenco Is inevitably the spirit
ot accidental accommodation. Determined men will not serve under
It; for they lack the power which
office ought, in theory, to confer.
Men of character will despise it for
the simple reason that it will lack
that which ls the foundation of
their own strength. What,
consequence, it will Inevitably do
is to build upon the second-rate
men and attempt to succeed by the
profession of indifference to vital
opinion. It will, for example, Insist
upon the evil of parties; and Instead of principles It will search for
measures. It will seek not the fun
damental points for reform, but the
Immediate concessions which may
be made without recourse to them.
It will not seek tor the men who
havo been tried and trusted by public experience, for that would be
destructive of Its leader's personal
power. Rather, It must depend up
on the assistance ot what Americans call "available" men; of men,
that is to say, of whom sufficiently
little la known to leave the public
In ignorance of their defects. With
out principle and, save tor the
Prime minister, without effective
Personality, the character of cabinet opinion will be unimportant.
The cabinet may meet: it has, indeed, held meetings for over a year.
But, though It meets, lt cannot,
from Its composition, hope to decide. It will be like a meeting of
the American cabinet In which re>
ports are presetted and discussion
relegated to insignificance. By definition, therefore, it must suspend
the operation of-principle in order
that lta administration may continue. It will represent not opinion
but guesswork. Its frankness will
be sinister and Its cordiality without meaning. The adherents of th.
prime minister will cleave to him
so long as he seems secure, but th.
bond of union will not be kinship
ot conviction or community of purpose. The basis of alliance will b.
merely that tenure ot offlce hli
personal ascendancy can control.
And its effect upon th. machinery of legislation must ultimately
be disastrous. An assemply of seven hundred persons can only legislate it it ia under th. control of a
predominant opinion. Immediately
that stimulus is withdrawn, parliament is not merely a cumbrous mechanism, but is In grave danger of
becoming an engine of corruption.
Here, indeed, Ita essentially vocational nature reasserts Itself; and
the absence of any regulating principle of policy drive. Its groups of
particular interests either to promoting their private end, or preventing concessions which may de-.
crease their power. And It ls an
enhancement of thla danger that,
ln such an atmosphere, the assembly should be elected upon a basis
of universal suffrage. Th. abssne.
of principle ln th. House of Common, is the absence of that whicb
gives cohesion to It From a body
with a well-knit structure, lt become, an incoherent mas* of individual members. Responsibility Is
dissipated, because ther. is no
group to defend; aelf-respect Is
destroyed becauae ther. tt no concerted adtlon t. giv. significance.
Most fatal ot all, perhaps. It tta.
concealment-of thea. dangers beneath the cloak of popular origin.
For nothing is more difficult than
to persuade the people to a measured appreciation ot what Is of its
own- making. Th. result te t. divert th. disgust whloh should b.
concentrated upon the systom
whieh has engendered It to cause,
with whloh It is essentially unconnected.
Sueh a system. Indeed, ean not
hope tor permanence; but every
week of its existence Is a continuous assurance of publio misfortune. And It has come at a peculiarly unfortunate time. Three
was never a period in Bngllsh history when men were so clearly divided by gerat principles; never, as
a consequence, a period in which
the association of one set br anoth.
er with government wes so clearly
necessary. A prim, minister whose
cabinet was a band of tried and
trusted men, translating through
their common counsel the convictions of a national majority Into
terms of legislation; a House ot
Commons eager to set the opposing theories tn the clearest light,
watchful of the national welfare,
sensitive to publie opinion, had
never eo magnificent an opportunity. Mr. George ia the author of
a system In whioh neither such a
cabinet nor such a parliament is
conceivable. He demands' compr'o-.
mlse of principle -from the one
and Indifference in conviction from
the other. We stand at a parting
of the ways, and we cannot halt at
the signpost It Is the fundamental disaster of our Hr"« that the
methods by which we are govern-
e" leads, by its Inherent nature,
either to the violence of civil disruption or the Inertia wmch Its defeat exacts from despair. — Harold
J. Laske ln the London Nation.
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Wann, B. 0., Jordan's Cnmp
One of the worst caaea of the
exploitation of the wage slave, the
breaking of a verbal contract given
befpre witnesses has Just occurred
tt the above camp.
This camp or ranch la situated
• miles from Wasa, and 23 miles
from Cranbrook, on the Kootenay
Central, and occupies the old
buildings of the old Hanna's mill
•lte. An attempt of a new bunkhouse was commenced and hus
ended ln a dismal failure up to
date,
The office, dining room and
kitchen occupies thc old log house,
two airy shacks In the rear of
tame, the new bunk house not fln-
Ithed up to date; with beds for
tbout 80 men, (New bunk house
tingle boards of No. J cull lumber) la the whole of the accommodation.
No toilet or any conveniences
whatever, and the health laws of
British Columbia absolutely disre-
■ forded.
Stablea ar. 80 yarda (rom the
dining room, tnd th. intervening
apace between atablea and aald
dining room. A foot deep In manure, the accumulation of thirty
yeara, tnd In fly-time the place
was a horror*.
Th. contractor, Howard Jordan,
presumably took a contract from
th. Loverlng Lumber Co. (late the
Tthk Lumber Co.), of Wasa, B.
C, to but, skid and haul a limit
between Mile 40 and 42, the eaat
aide of the Kootenay railroad,
H. hired men tt t< for. tcam-
atera, and 16.60 for swampers and
rollers.    The teamsten to attend
their own teams.    After a varied
P_ experience, extending from Oct, 6
I to the end of the month, in which
we had three cooks, he hired more
men at the rate 0f 85 per day, and
made her go Jlppo.   All work that
could be made contract waa to go
contract or go down the road, and
the only day work was road work
„ tt 86; sawyers, 18 cents per log;
I skidding gang, 15 cents per log on
the  skldway.    A new  cook was
procured, and he la a good one.
On Sunday, Nov. 14, the contractor1, Jordan, came to the camp and
told the boys he wanted a meeting
In the bunk house atter aupper, aa
owing to the change of condltlona
on the labor market, he had a few
words of cheer to dispense,
When the boys met, the worst
grafting proposition ln history ot
a lot of men here, waa propounded.
He claimed that he had one-third
cut off his contract, commencing
from the date the work was started, and that he was going to cut
the wages of the men $1 per day,
.tor the time they worked by the
dty since the Ume they had been
on the Job, which waB from about
Oot, 0, to Nov. 81; and all contract
work from Nov. 1 on was to be paid
tt the old price of 16 cents per
log, but they would have to pay at
th. rate ot 840.00 per month
hire of the team to pay for' the
feed of the team at the rate of
12.76 per day, and this waa to be
the future price, and for all the
work previously done. Of course
the men would not stand for this,
tnd formed a committee to investigate the conditions. They found
the contractor had not signed a
contract up to the present date,
tnd that he was using theae means
to cut down the wages, etc., and
when tackled on the matter', said:
"Well, who's going to pay for the
now sleighs I have got to build
do you stiffs expect me to atand
all tho expense?"
He has been up to the camp
one day, and tried to get the boys
together again to sign some kind
et a paper, but they keep away
trom him, and will not listen to his
ttl. of woe; he was holding tight
to His bluff on his last appearance,
but th. company's manager, Mr.
Newman, aald this morning that
th. company would pay tor all the
loga, etc., cut and they would pay
At the rate ot wagea the men were
hired for.
We hav. not got settled up ao
far, but we expect to In a day or'
to. The contractor tried to run ln
a now bunch of men (prairie
chickens), but the boya refuted to
go to work, and would not give up
their places at the table, or in the
hunk 'houaea.
In (act, to ihow you how con-
tlderate he la (or the men, he
brought four men out with him
<before he broke the glad news),
tnd told thom to atlck around," as
tome of the men would quit. One
tr two of the men who hav. gone,
cannot get their money.
That la how the matter lies Up
tt date, th. men sticking fast for
their right.. By the way, lt la reported that this man has hla property and horses, etc., in hi. wlfe'a
name, and the car he uaes ls In
Ms daughter's name, and there" ls
not a single thing that the men
can lay a lien on.
When Jordan proposed to give
H thla cut of 81 per day, and to
charge for the teams, he atated
that any man who quit, even lf he
did accept the cut, would not receive any pay till May 1, 1921; as
that waa the date when he had to
complete delivery of the logs on
the-Kootenay river bank.
CRANBROOK DISTRICT
The district executive board has
aet Sunday, January 2nd, 1921, aa
the date for holding district convention, to commence at 9:30 a.m.
Bnsiness ',
Delegates will have to be elected
from the floor of this convention to
represent this district at the general convention.
The nominations' for district secretary and district executive board
members for the next term.
All members are asked to take
an active part and If any of the
membership haa something they
think that will make for-the betterment of this organization, lt is
up to them to have lt submitted at
this convention. :
All camps are asked to have
their delegates attend or aend a
representative.
All nominations and motions
passed at this convention will be
submitted' to the membership of
this district to be voted on by ballot
Thia ia a good tlm. alto to have
kloka placed lf any of your servants who were elected tt th. last
convention, failed to fulfill their
duties.
I remain, yours for the cauae,
J. H. THOMPSON,
Secretary-Treasurer.
GREEN POINT RAPIDS
At a meeting held ln camp, Nov.
21, the following resolutions were
adopted. Other camps are requested to give them their consideration:
"That any member carrying a
card In the L. W. I. U. doing piece
and bonus work, their card should
be taken away from them,
■ "That tn order to safeguard the
Interests of thla union aa a whole
during these- times In 'case of a
strike, that all camps should strike
on the Job, as Its less penalty for
the members also saves headquarters from expenses. Wish to find
out the feelings of other camps
about this.
"That we, with the co-operation
of other camps, In finding a logger
or camp . worker tot secretary-
treaaurer, for next convention, as
the present secretary-treasurer
has held ofllce long enough.
"That clause 82 be deleted and
a practical logger or camp worker
be put ln office aa secretary-treasurer instead."
Delegate and Camp Committee.
ORFORD BAT
Bernard Timber Co., Camp 1
The fellow workers ln thia camp
bought $17 worth, ot campaign
bonds of the Federated Labor
Party,
DELEGATE  904.
GREEN POINT RAPIDS
Deserted  Bay Logging Co.
The members at this camp contributed  the sum  of  $85 to the
Winnipeg strike victims' fund. Per
Del. Libby.
Const District Referendum
In the result of auditor's' recount
published In laat Issue, a printer's
error occurred, showing the same
number of votes for and agalnBt
on queatlon five. Corrected figures
herewith:
Question Question
No. 4 No. 5
No      1549 1268
Tes . ........     977 1248
Majorities
672
20
Buttar & Chiene, Auditors.
rt  Arthur  Convention  General
Referendum
- Question  Question  Question
ESPERANTO CLASS
A class has now been formed
in Vancouver for the study of
Esperanto—the universal language—in order that all who
desire to read scientific working
class literature in this language
may have an opportunity to do
so. Recently many enquiries
have been made -by members of
this organization as to possible
facilities being afforded for this
very valuable study, and the
class will bc held every Sunday
from 12 o'clock noon to 1:30
p.m., at 210 Pender Street East.
No fees' arc asked, and no
collection is made.
Correspondence with Esperanto students in the camp is
invited. Address Secretary,
Esperanto Society, 210 Pender
Street East, Vancouver.
THE SHOP STEWARDS'
MOVEMENT
The Bngllsh shop stewards movoment haa atarted a new twice-a-
month publication called The Big
Stick, being, aa lt statea, "A Journal
of induatrlal unionism, voicing the
viewpoint of the rank and file in
factory,'field, ahlp, ahop and Job."
Copies of numbers 1 and 2 are'to
hand—bundles are on order which
In due tlm. will be available ln all
dlatrlcta.
- In the second Issue ln an article
headed "The New Unionism" occurs the following:
The NBW UNIONISM recognizes that the changes that have been
wrought In modern production have
altered the process from the simple
to the complex. No particular part
of the Industrial machine can work
Independently. Crafts have been
broken, down and will be more so
ln the future. Steam started lt, gaa
and oil carries on and electricity
will complete the simplification of
Industrial technique. Industry has
reached a point In development
where strict lines of demarcation
are Impossible.
In view of the foregoing', we are
forced to regard Industrial organisation as a whole and all workers
as having ONE IDENTICAL INTEREST. But In spite of industrial
complexity it Is quite clear that industry can be broadly brought under several headings, such as build,
ing, transport or mining. The new
unionism, then, stands for a structure of organization whtoh divides
the workers according to their particular industry. It forgets crafts.
A plasterer comes under building;
a compositor under printing; a railway clerk under transport, and so
on.
We do not say that any strict
classification ahould now be made,
and the movement stand or fall by
lt. Thia la a question which the
movement of industrial unionism
In this country as a whole will
answer tor Itself according to lta
collective experience. To Indicate
what these broad divisions may
be, we cite theBe which the Industrial lyorkers of the World In
America have embodied ln their
constitution:
Department of Agriculture, Land
and Fisheries.
Department of 'Mining.
Department of Manufacturing
and Oeneral Products.
Department of Transport and
Communications.
Department of Construction.
Department of Public Services.
PROPAGANDA MEETING     '
Regular propaganda meeting was
held at headquarters, November 28,
at 2 p.m., Fellow Worker Mo-
Knight ln the chair. Th. minutes
of the previous meeting were read,
and lt waa moved, "That the minutes be not accepted." Motion
lost.
Moved, "That the minutes be
adopted as'read."   Motion carried.
Financial report given In detail,
showing! '
Balance on hand, Nov. ll..$2,116.83
Receipts ..., „.. 1,849.95
Expenditurea .
13,765.88
... 1,369.56
Balance on hand, Nov. 25...2,896.33
Report received and referred to
audit.
Moved: "That. w. get out handbills notifying tht members In
town that wo tr. going, to hold
propaganda mooting, thret tlmea
per week." ,
Amendment: "Thtt. propaganda
meetings be held every Sunday lit
2 p.m., and that th. meetinga he
well advertised." Motion lost,
amendment carried.
Moved: "That drinking cupa be
placed ln th. hall."   Carried.
Moved: "That from.now on th.
logger. In town be recommended to
•tay away from the Europe Hot.).''
Motion lost.
Moved: "That a oommlttee be
elected to Investigate the miacel-
laneoua ballots to aee If the membera who voted wer. In good
standing."   Motion lost.
A lengthy discussion followed
on organisation tnd Industrial
unionism.
Meeting adjourned at I p.m.
Where,Is your Union button?
NIPEG DISTRICT
lut regular meeting of
thtf;V?lnnipeg Unit of tbe L. C. ft
A. wftjepartment of the O. B, U„
fplwfii'g motions were adopted.
J». That we recommend the executive of our department to uae
the;:. ame receipt, and keep ln ex-
Ist^ce the same system of bookkeeping as heretofore established.
'. 2. -; That a- candidate be nominated for election to the Central
Executive board of our department
according to amended constitution
allocating representative for the
combined districts of Winnipeg,
Fort Frances and The Pas, and the
districts concerned be communicated with asking them to nominate, and failing to do ao, ln one
month's time, that onr delegate be
declared elected,
■.*. Comrade M. Popovloh was
unanimously nominated for election, aa representative on the Central executive board.
'4. That we communicate with
eastern districts with a view to
forming an executive council for
the purpose of carrying on organisation work. Each dlatrlct to be
represented by three delegatea
-. S. That tbe general secretary of
our department be asked to write
the secretary of the International
Council of Tradea Unlona afflliated
with the Third International, tor
Information as to tht condltlona
upon whieh different organizatlona
are allowed to Join, and thtt we
initiate discussion in our (O, B.
U.) organization on the queatlon
of affiliating with that body.
t. That the exeoutlve ot our
unit meet the executivo of tbe Central Labor Council, and Anally
olaer up all misunderstanding, between our unit and C, L. C.
7.   That we suggest to th. C. L.
COAST DISTRICT
AUDITOR'S REPORT OF STATEMENT OF RECEIPTS AND
DISBURSEMENTS
For the quarter ending 80th September, 1920,
Receipts
Cash In Bank and on hand, July tat, 1920—
Union Bank of Canada  15,686.08
Caah on hand        408.16
 8 8,998.28
Members' dues „...j»........	
Entranco Fees 4 -	
Dlstriot Members  '.  ..s...t.....	
Delegates' Remittances   —. utuu	
Deduot—Commission  .^i...i.;|836,60
Expenses .... .......,.........„.....:..-.   84.(6
C that they aak the general executive board of the O. B. U. to
aend some organisers Into this part
of Canada, where they can successfully carry on propaganda and defray their expenses out of organization funds collected at their
meetings.
8. That the next convention of
our department be held at Vancouver. .
9. That one more member be
elected to the executive of our unit.
10. Comrade-Chaban was elected'member of the executive committee.
11. The secretary waa Instructed to order. 86 worth.of organization stamps from the general executive board of the O. B. U.
Reports
1. Comrade Anderson reported
on the organisation work done by
him and Comrade Currle in the
Eaat, explaining that the workera
eaat of Winnipeg weer timid and
afraid to line up, but nevertheless
our organizers succeeded In getting tht workera Interested In the
O. B. U. movement, and In signing
aome member. In a few campa.
Report accepted.
8. The aeeretary gave a flnanolal report for the previoua month,
which waa accepted.
It wu unanimously decided to
have these decisions with the com-
menta on motlona 4 tnd 5 pub-
liahed in our papera
Comment
We flnd that in one single camp
in the east there are from three
to ten nationalltlea that could not
express themselves in any other
language but their own, which
state of affairs bar the workera
from taking part in a movement
for tbe protection ot their inter-
eata, from concerted action on the
Job, In aplte of th. fact that they
Individually are aa willing to flght,
aa our fellow workera ln the weat.
Therefore, ln order to make
our organization an effective weapon of aggression In the elass war,
we propose the formation of an
executive council, composed of
delegates of all the eastern districts (from the Pas, Man., to Montreal, Que.), of the Lumber, Camp
& Agricultural department of the
O. B. U.
(a) That the executive of that
council shall be composed of three
delegates ot each eastern district,
elected by lta membership; (b) im-
8,846.86	
I*J'JJ' mediately 'after ita election ' (not
846.C
14,490.76
—    14,07'0.6(l
O. B. U. Buttons-
Received from members .
Deduct Purchases .....
86.07
(8.80
86.27
Disbursements
Wages 	
Janitor—Wages ....
Supplies
467.25
81.25
818,847.10
8 8,187.50
Furniture and Equipment  ...
Printing, Stationery and Offlce sundries .
Rent •-	
Tes
•No .'.
No. 1
1182
626
Firet Aid.
FirBt Aid Instruction Claasea will
commence January 4. The Compensation Board will arrange class.
at previous to that date If twenty
tr more will attend.
No. 2
857
802
55
No. 8
1183
603
680
MaJ.   606
Buttar & Chiene, Auditors.
PETTT EXPLOITATION
The loco Townsite Co. have a
large gang of men working clearing the townalte. All are having 1
cent per day deducted, nominally
for accident Insurance, but It Is
Btated that the company has not
made the necessary arrangements
to bring the men under the provisions of lhe Compensation Act,
consequently the men are being
grafted upon to tho extent of the
deduction, which is Illegally made.
This is a small Item, but serious
In Its consequences, when occulon
arises for an injured workman to
get the benefits of tbo act and
finds he ls not protected. It la alleged ' that when two men were
killed recently, and the cases reported, ft was then discovered tho
game tho employors were playing.
They must be very hard up to play
Buch a low down trick aa that,
the full benefits of which to themselves cannot exceed 1 cent per
day for each man, while very serious penalty and loss may be Incurred by a workman who may be
Injured.
WHAT  ARE  THE   MEN  DOING
ABOUT IT?
Milwaukee—The United Statea
Supreme Court, during the week
of Dec. 6, will hear arguments on
the question of whother Federal
Judge Kenesaw M. Landis, who
sentenced Victor L. Berger to 20
years' imprisonment' for alleged
violation of the espionage act, had
a right to sit in the trial of that
case, after allegations of prejudice
had been lodged against him. Ber'
ger was elected to congress In November.
STRIKES
ACTIVE  ENGAGEMENTS ON  THE
FIRING LINE
Lapan Log Co Jackson Bay
Firs, Limited, or Rees & Black. '..Whonnock
Metalliferous Mines Silverton and Sandon
(Slocan District)
Miners of _    Edmonton District
DISCRIMINATING
United Grain Growers   Hutton
NO LAW FOR THE BOSS
A short time ago a workman
was seriously Injured at the camp
of the Lamb Lumber Co., Menzies
Bay, owing to deliberate and serious violation by the company of
the luws of the Province,
The men were riding on a flat
car on a train whloh had no airbrake, and wu operated by an engineer without papers, and without the help of a brakeman.
Something went wrong. There
was a sudden Jerk and the men
were thrown off the car. The
wheel passed over the right hand
of one of the men, taking oft bhe
Angers, Immediately after the accident, the engineer came to town
and got hla papers,
.The Injurod workman will Buffer
from the accident for the rest of
hla lite, but there ia no knowledge
of any Intention on the part of
thoae whose duty ls supposed to
be the enforcement of the laws,
to impose any penalty upon the
employer. Wby should thoy? It
not tlie boat superior to his own
lawa?
Collection of 898 made on behalf of Mike Sullivan of Princo
Rupert district, has bcen turned
over to him by Hugh A. McDonald.
Postages 	
Light, Telephone and Telegrams
Exchange and Bank Charges	
Aud Fee ,
Delegates' Commission and Expenses .
Delegates' Refund	
Organization   	
Member Card Holders .
308.78
14.16
Less received from members 	
Reading Room and General Literature       120.68
Other Literature (Pritchard's Address)        180.00
888.60
16.00
.82.16
126.00
115.63
80.58
2.16
140.00
81.80
16.95
181.24
184.58
880.53
Dues, per capita-
Headquarters (balance of June, July and August)       7,381.71
Conventions—
Coast Convention 83,147.56
Reporting Coast Convention and typing
report
360.60
8,608.06
2,186.00
1,635.50
Oeneral Convention 	
•   O. B. U. Convention	
Temporary Loan for Assistance authorized by Executive Com.
Donation, Metal and Mlno Workers' Unton	
Hospital and Sick Relief -
Carrying Banners and Sign Writing	
Strike Relief, Expenses, etc—
Simoon Sound  .'.	
Whonnock	
Welbore Channel	
Port Moody 	
Stillwater  I —
Orassy Bay i. -	
Stag Bay	
Carrlden Bay	
Burrard Camp	
Campbell River	
Ocean Fallt 	
Jervis Bay 	
7,111.55
16.00
180.00
417.48
838.10
108.60
169.02
10.00
1(6.75
826.45
6.43
140.00
40.81
12.42
10.00
117.87
49.10
Cash In Bank tnd on Hand 10th Sept., 1920—
Union Bank     8,440.08
Cash on Hand        571.18
1,8(4.15
8,011.26
816,947.10
WANTED
Tom Pearay and Arthur Keland,
write general headquarters,
Angus McCormlck,' previously
with Comox Log Co., headquartera.
1 Hell, H1120; P. A. Vlgner,
"V120; F. O. Powell, "Jamea McLaughlin, H. Challender, K. C; 180;
John D. Marr, John Williams, Alf
Malund,  M211, and  E.  Johnsson,
J. Strahllnsky and Roy Carnegie
to communicate with the Coast
headquarters.
A. Brewer, previously with McKee & Campbell.
Any one knowing the whereabouts, of Alex. Weis, lut heard of
at Kingsgate, B. C, January, 1910.
Please communicate with his
brother, Joe Wela, Box 82, Prince
Oeorge, B. C.
H. W. Mansfield aend address to
Cout Headquarters.
Any one knowing the present
whereabouts of Stephen Talllon,
please communicate with Coaat dlatrlct ofllce, Vancouver,- B. C.
HOW SCABS ARE MADE
The following la a copy ot a circular letter recently coming In to
handa for which it was not originally Intended:
"Britiah School of Motoring, Ltd,
Coventry Houae, 5 and (, Coventry
street, Piccadilly, W. The Motor
Employment Agenoy. Motor Drivers wanted.
"In anticipation of the coal strike
tba nrvlce. of B. & M. certified
driven trt required to drive 3-
ton motor lorriea for the government. Trade Union wages will be
paid by the ministry which employs
you, for all services rendered, A
schedule of the wages will be oh
the table where you register.
"Those who are not familiar with
the particular lorry to be driven
will receive FREE TUITION.
"On the morning that the strike
occurs, this letter should be presented to: Captain Martin, Labor
Bureau, the Polytechnic, Regent
Street, W.
"Should the strike not occur this
week, will you volunteer for work
when lt does? Please advise by
postcard."
This letter Is sent by the Mary-
lebone Branch of the MIDDLE
CLASSES UNION (Captain Trap-
man's Section).—The Big Stick.
later than January, 1921), it ahall
hold a Joint meeting, elect lta secretary and other officials if necessary, and decide upon a plan of
aotlon ln order to enforce our demands, towards the advancement
of social conditions and conditions
on the Job; (c) thereafter lt shall
communicate with all the camp
delegates within their territory,
and request them to become members of the council In queatlon
(d) It ahall be the duty of every
member to enroll In the ranks of
the council every one who la filling and capable of acting u a delegate; (•) lt then ahall spread a net
of delegates and organizers
throughout all the eutern camps,
and build up a membership whereby we would be In a position to
down tools on a moment's notice;
(f) tt shall possess the supreme
power of the organization (outside
of referendum vote and between
conventions), aa far u the protection of our Interests on the Job
[.may require, but all other activities of our union ahall be governed
u provided for In our conetltu-
tlon; (g) the different districts executives may act aa auxiliaries, or
aub-offlaea of the council ln queatlon; (h) Ita aeeretary shall be
maintained by the funds of the
general headquartera of our Industry; (k) a special strike fund may
be established under the direction
of the eounol), by collections, voluntary contributions, stamp systems,
etc.
Fellow workers, we do not claim
to know all; nor do we Intend to do
all, but we are trying to put before
you In a more concerted form the
different requests and suggestions
put forth by our eastern membership, If you can make any Improvements on the above suggestion, we would be very glad to
hear tham; or you may have a
more efficient plan to hand, but
whatver you do, remember that
this hu to be a season of action.
The Winnipeg dlatrlct aeeretary,
M, POpovich will act u a temporary secretary In the formation of
that council. All districts and
delegatea ar. requested to communicate with him, and bring
forth their suggestions and recommendations. Also Informntion Is
necessary as to the names of the
different employers, location of
camps, number of men employed,
how many of the men orgnnized,
what languages they speak, arc
aro they "yellow" or "rebel,"
what are the wagea paid, and are
WARNING
Take notice that J, C. Watson
has decamped from Fort Frances
dlatrlct with 8241.77 belonging to
the organization. * Warrant hu
been Issued tor hla arrest, and any
one coming across him will please
inform the local police or the Fort
Frances district offlce.
He may attempt to cross the
line. Description: 6 feet 0_ ln.
tall; blue eyea, hair' dark brown,
medium complexion, nationality
American; hu been ln overseas
service with the Canadian army.
The postal, telegraph, gu and
tramway service ln Bombay, Calcutta and Madru are yet at a
standstill, workert ln various other
Industries are Joining the municipal works strikers and seriously
tying up commerce and industry
throughout the country. In cotton and woollen mills, ln oil companies, and even In newspaper offices the workers are registering
thetr dissatisfaction with their economlo lot and are downing, tools
with little or no notice to employers.
OBANBEOOK DISTBIOT
Statamant for October. 1920
BflwtpU—
Exptndlturaa—
Ddeiataa' remittance,  6278.90
Lea, commluion tnd eipensna     12.60
0. B. U. buttoni, folders and literature...
Rent of chain .
(3se.no
14.00
Collection for Bader 	
Refund      ...—.—
Contributed to Dlitrlet Fund 	
Balance en band Sept. St) -- -     806.87
966.30
4.10
2.50
6.00
6.(10
1.50
Expenditures—
Wagei
Light tnd phone   	
Office inppliea and poitage .
Organiiation
Lee  Rader collection    .
Remitted to headquarfri    .
Balance on hand ().....bor SI .
91,601.27
... (193.00
6.35
19.36
- 18.76
... 48.75
,. (14.14
...    976.98
(1,561.27
KAMLOOPS DISTBIOT
atattmtnt for October. 1920
Receipts—     «
Duea I    	
Teas
Dlegatea' remittancei  (
Leu comniioilon and exponaea -   81.00
Collection for Searchlight Fund —
Collection for Winnipeg Defenie Fund —.
Rotund   _ - —.
O. -B. U. buttoni, folders snd litoraturo .
Balance on hand Sopt. 80 . —
401.00
27.00
831.46
41.36
6.00
2.00
8.50
(30.84
KEEP AWAY
Kaslo District—All piece work; bum timber.
Prince Gwwjre Dist.
Expenditure!—
Wagei    -—.--.	
Rent, light and phone -—-■■>■
Offioo euppliei anil portage ■—..»••.•..—.-	
Orfanlilng .....„__...™..._™.-...
Convention expeniei —«  ....
A. 8. Weill, for Winnipeg defenie fond ....
Sundry expeniei   „.....„.™„„
Remitted to headquarter!  ......_.._._
Ualance on hand Oct. 31  -..*.
207.50
12.70
28.85
179.60
62.73
40.00
1.84
100.00
408. ft 5
•1,117.00
PRINOE RUPERT DISTRICT
Statement for October. 1220
Reeeiptl—
Duei        I
Fees     ™ ..	
Delegate!'   remittance! 1470.40
Leia commluion and expenies       8.50
Refund*       	
0. B. U. buttoni, foldcra, eto. ... ...
105.00
1.00
Balance od hand Sept. 80,.
Expenditure!-—
Rent     .-
Wagei
461.00
12.00
17.25
486.00
91,088.80
Olllce inppliei ud poitage ,
Typewriter (part payment) .
O. li. 0. per capita .....	
Organiiation  ■■■....'.■,■.■■....,
Sundry expeniei
Conrentlon  expeniei  .....-_.
Balance on hand Oet. 81.
25.00
120.00
26.06
76.00
80.00
13.80
12.85
387.15
646.85
Rent, heat and ofllce repalra	
Oflee luppllei and poitage	
Organlutlon	
Printing ballota    	
Finnish Bociety, on amount loan .
Sundry expeniei    ......................,.._
Tapau Publishing Co, ...	
nnlanoe on hand Oet. 81 	
Receipt!—
Dues .......
Feci
PBIKOE OEORGE DISTRICT
Statement fox October. 1820
91,088.80
Delegates' remittancei _
Leia comtnlisloo and expenses .
District members
Sundries
...f 172.00
9.00
Donation to District Fond (William A Uercret
Cimp )        uueieum
Balance on hand Sept. 90 „.„.™
186.85
67.00
4.40
98.00
378.29
Expenditure!—
Wages  	
Rent and light  ™_™«	
Offlee suppliei	
Sundries      _...._.....
Remittance  to  headquartera  —
Balance on hand Oct. 81 ......
9740.01
....   9160.00
86.85
nut 6.60
™. 5.63
.... 300.00
_.    883.04
SUDBURY DISTRICT
Statement fot October, 1980
9740.01
Receipts—
Duei 	
Fees            ___„,______
Delegatea' remittance! 9798.83
Leas cominUeltn and expenses „ ..   90.28
...9   2M.00
18.00
999,69
Rent of room  „.„,
S. R. Flower Fund   .
Winnipeg defenie stamps
Bnttoni and folderi .
Balance on hand Sept. 80 .
Expenditure!—
Wegei
16.00
42.85
2.20
20.70
446.98
Winnipeg, Man.—Canadian National Railway Employees Union
officials have refused to listen to
the request of D. B. Hanna, president of the government's railways,
that they send a deputation to talk
over the dlsmiwial of members of
the Legislature who worked In the
ser'vlce. They deelare a referen
dum upon the issue involving direct action by €0,000 employees, cf
the system will bring the dispute
to a final showdown. Union representatives are preparing for a
Dominion-wide conference to deal
with preliminary procedure.
Sheboygan, Wis.—Plana for the
new dally to be published here by
Socialists, trade unionists and
other Interests independent of the
two old parties, was completed at
a meeting of stockholders of the
new enterprise held Nov. 16.
91,644.32
■..9
860.00
66.15
2B.17
19.80
47.08
150.00
15.82
81.80
653.05
Receipt!—
Duea
MBLSOH DISTRICT
Statement for October, 1920
91,644.32
Feei, leia eommission	
Balance on hand Sept. 80 .
9106.00
16.00
804.12
Expenditures—
Wagea
Rent, heat, phona  .'■......
Oflee furnishing!  ................
Oflee supplies and postage .
Organiiation
Advertising and literature ...h,,,.
Balance on hand Oct. 81 ......
9518.42
9 80.00
24.40
15.85
6.76
2.60
18.60
876.43
COCHRANE DISTRICT
Receipt!—
Dues  -	
Delegates' remittances I
Leaa eommission and expenaee ...........
O. B, U. Buttons 	
Balance on hand Bept. I
Expenditures—
Wagei
9516.42
9186.00
16.00
77.50
17.15
56.18
Rent, light, heat  _. .........
Oflee luppllea and postage	
Organisation	
Telegrami and eiprem on literature .
Balance on band Oct. 31	
9301.76
9200.00
25.65
19.87
8.00
8.33
40.43
the camps built in compliance with
the laws of the country?
In order to cut down expenses,
we would suggest that a caucus of
the eastern dolegates may be held
In Winnipeg a few days prior to
our general convention; and if that
lt not possible, then they can hold
a caucus in Vancouver during thc
convention. (We are of the opinion that the delegate*, to the con
ventlon may be also authorized to
act as delegates to our proposed
executive council.)
Our intentions are not to con
flne the executive council only to
thc eastern territory, but to the
east is, in a position wher'e such a
council Is a burning necessity.
It is needless to state thut our
district favors the affiliation of the
O. B. U. wtth the International
Council of Trades Unions for the
following reasons:
'The International Council of
Trades Unions Is built on revolutionary principles, ln opposition to
the International Labor bureau,
formed by the League of Nations,
ns well as In opposition to the A.
P. of L.
'During its few months of existence, It has already assimilated
a membership of 8,000,000 workers, representative of England,
France and Itussla,
"The A. F. of L. In this country
wtth tho opportunists and working
class traltois the world over, have
r'alscd a hysterica] cry against this
newly-formed organization of militant workers.
"The ultimate object of the International Council of Trades
Unions is, the workers control of
the means of wealth production
and distribution, I. e., the democratic direction and control of Industry.      »
"Therefore, we request the secretary of tho Lumber, Agricultural
& Camp Workers department, to
get In touch with the executive of
tho council In question and obtain
the necessnry Information as to the
conditions which our affiliation
would be acceptable to them.
"We would also be glad to beat
from other members on the above J    Put
WEEKLY BULLETIN
A Letter from lhe District '
Organizer
Tours of the 19th to hand, and
contents noted. Re calling organizer ott the road, I am quite in favor
with the decision of the executive'
in so doing, as I have found it
very hard to do any organizing
work under the present state of *
falling labor market. I have travelled from Penticton to Oolden, tBe
eastern boundary of the Kamloops
district, and have found the same
state of affairs prevailing throughout the whole of this.route. I
have come in contact with hundreds of workers looking for Jobe,
workers carrying cards from different craft organisations • in the
east, and the O. B. U. in the west*
and all on the same errand,. a
chance to exchange labor power
for a meal ticket, as eat <hey
must. And to eat they roust work*
as the present system dictates.
They must get a Job or steal or
starve. Ask them to take out;ft
card ln the O. B. U., and their answer invariably Is "Certainly; get
me a Job and I will Uke out. a
card." I have met a few who have
parted with their last dollar to
take out a card, and have Joined
hands with the grand army of workers ln the class struggle.
Being a wage slave myself, I
own no jobs to offer them ht exchange for their manliness. Consequently, they wander on to greener fields beyond, and in nine cases
out of ten, the only thing they
possess is an abundance of labor-
power and blankets. The workers
own nothing at which to employ
themselves, except in scattered
cases. A novice with a license on
a stump ranch, and at preaent they
have to scab on their fellow workers to get a grub stake to do time
on their potato patch. And tbey
eeem to love the rattle of their
chains. Organising is a fruitless
Job. Just now things are in an unsettled state. The owners of the
means of life that the workerB have
got to have access to I've, don't
want any hands. Workers,, you
have worked too hard and too long
hours, and produced . too much
since you returned from the fields
of destruction in France and Flanders. Now, you can have a vacation, and don't come back until we
want you. Not a very pleasant vacation for Bome with no bank account. Nevertheless the vacation
Is forced upon you. Until the owners of the product of your ardent labor In the shape ,of ties,
posts, poles and lumber are sloughed, off to their advantage, you, the
workers have no ownership of these
things they produce. Tou have
got all that Is coming to you in
wages; all you have bargained for
by day, week or month, as your
contract determines. And you will
find that you cannot stand a very
long vacation on the proceeds for
your part in the production of this
locality. Tou will have to try the
McSwiney stunt for ninety-three
days or more, for bear' in mind
that benefits only arrive to those
who own. So it Is up to us as peddlers of labor-power to get wise to
the game of exploitation by the
owners of the means of life (jobs),
that we have got to get in order
to live. Why not line up In the O.
B. U„ which offers the most advantages and opportunities to acquire knowledge of your class position In society and by what means
you are divorced from your Just
share of this locality which your
labor has produced. Knowledge is
power, and easier to carry than
your blankets. Thc time Is not far
distant when you will be forced to
make your stand, If ti Is not already' here. I have come to the
conclusion that trying to organize
men on the move from pillar to
post hunting a Job and broke, Is a
fruitless job, and too costly at present. The dominate owners of the
means of locality production are
doing more to open the eyes of the
worker to a *sense of society to
themselves and their class, that I
could do or say ln my lifetime.
The O. B. U. Is an Industrial organization and Invites to lte ranks
all classes of workers for their
united beneflt on the Industrial
field and Imparts scientifically the
mission of the workers In present-
day society.
J. F. .TOHNSON,
Orgnnizer for the L. W. I. U. of
the O. B. U.
font of tlio Northern Construction
Co. Striko
Total   receipts  96.00.9S
Total expenditures . 1600.70
Balance on hand  25
Audited and found correct by
auditing committee: F. O'Neill, No.*
61065; T. Long, No. 449,460; C.
Cnrmody, No. 35,748, auditing
committee.   '
Other Expense* from District
Office
Picket at Edmonton, 11 days
at $4,50 per day... 9 49.50
To W.  M. Kelly, for rooms
for strikers      11.60
To F. J. Stevenson, on trips
to camps *     20.00
To N. 1>. McKinnon, on trips
to camps       15.00
9 95.70
600.70
Total expenditures 1696.20
Now, fellow workers, us the
strike ls over with the Northern
Construction Co., on the North
Thompson rtver, and the men have
gone bnck to work for less money
per day, and a nine-hour day. So
don't get the blues, for with the
Influx of prairie scabs, we were
compelled to call the striko off for
the time being, and as you all
know that lt is useless to try to
finance a hunger strike with the
nmount of unemployed workers
that are in the country at the present time. So, now, let us dwell
on thd district convention to be
held here on the 23rd of December,
1920. Convention to be called at
10 n.m. ahorp. So now Is the time
to decido on your new secretary-
treasurer, as I am a candidate for
an easier Job than this. Now, what
I would like to see Is a married
man as secretary-treasurer In thli
district.
A detailed report of the district
organizer will be In next week's ls- <
sue.    Don't forget the convention
call December 23, 1920.
JAMES L. PETERSON,
Bec.-trens. Kamloops Dlstriot.
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Unity of Labor:  The Hope of the World
..December 8,  1920
TD RITISH COLUMBIA, aaid Vancouver
•*-"^ particularly, has for a long time bcen
looked upon as the reddest territory in
the Dominion. After the provincial elections, one can only wonder where thc
reds were; in fact it
THE LESSON would be difficult to lo-
FEOM THE cate the pale pinks. Van-
ELECTIONS . couver, with an industrial population, has
voted Liberal. It is true that a fair-
sized vote was cast for the candidates of
the Federated Labor party, but that signifies nothing, for not one of them, were
elected, and the Socialist party candidates did not do As well as in formerelcc-
tions, wh6n the women's vote is considered. Taken in all, the election has proven without doubt that the tactics of the
working class political movement in this
province are a failure: It may b» said
that tlie Reds did not vote because they
did not havo a chance, but that argument
will not stand investigation, In Vancouver they had every chanee, and if a man
is so red that he will not vote if only to
merely register his protest against the
system, then he is suffering from some
complaint that closely affects his reasoning power.
* * •
The troublo with the working class
movement in this province, is that it haB
become fatalistic' Taking the position
that the conditions that prevail will bring
those things that the working class are
aiming for,, the members of the working
class, who should know better, think
that there is no necessity for any active
propaganda work. With the exception
of Vancouver, very little propaganda
work is carried on in the province, due to
this fatalistic attitude, and even in Vancouver the propaganda is confined to
Sunday evenings, or a little spurt in the
time of an election., While it is yet too
early to state whether George Casey has
bcen elected or not in Atlin, yet we can
count on at least three working class
representatives in thc provincial house.
On their shoulders falls a responsibility,
and it is a big one. They must realize
that their first duty to the working
class ii to fit themselves to carry on work-
fag class propaganda on the lines of the
Socialist philosophy. The class struggle
il becoming keener every day, men who
do not understand the trend of modern
events cannot act in the interests of the
working class, and only study wBl fit
jay man to carry 6if the working class
propaganda, therefore the first duty of
the elected representatives of the workers il to fit themselves for the work beforo them. The next step is to see that
the knowledge they have is freely spread
amongst the worken, ahd this cannot be
done in the provincial legislature; the
work of the new labor members lic3 in
the districts of the province wherever
workers congregate, and if we 'Can presume to offer them any advice, we would
say, carry the word to the workers, by
that method you can accomplish more
than ever could be done by any other
method. We look for action from' now
on on the part of the militant working
' "class movement, so that in the trying days
to come, the workers will be prepared to'
act intelligently. Propaganda should be
the slogan of the Socialist from this time
until the world is freed from capitalistic
exploitation. The elections have at least
given a lesson the workers should learn.
LORD LEVERHULMB, who the press
has described as the "prince of business optimists," has spoken. His optimistic outlook at this time, when unemployment is staring large numbers of
the workers in tho face,
A' QUESTION will no doubt be greatly
OF STATES. - appreciated. No doubt
OF HIND a jobless  and  hungry
slave will get a large
amount of satisfaction, out of this optimistic gentleman's statement, to the
effect that unemployment is not a necessary condition in industrial or economic
life, but is tho result of a state of mind
of the people. Naturally the state of mind
that the slave has at the time when he
is looking for a job, and is suro there is
no such animal, will be such as to allow
him to live on the optimistic words of one
of the greatest captainB of industry that
the modern world has produced. His optimism will no doubt fill the aching void
that lies somewhore in the region of the
last kitton on the vest, that is if the
Blave has such a garment, otherwise it
will rest somewhere in the region of the
top button of his overalls. In any case
we can imagine the hungry slave starting
. out on a campaign to bring about a change
in the "state qf mind of the people," and
naturally, as the only people that can give
him work, the only thing by which he can
secure the eats, are members of thc employing class, he will start to chango the
state of mind of that section of the community. Wc may be pessimistic, but we
have an idea that thc changing of the
stale of mind of those peoplo will be somo
job, and can only be accomplished by the
creating of certain economic conditions,
that even the ruling clnss, or any member
Of it, no matter how much optimism he
may have, cannot create or change, those
conditions being the result, of tho produc
tivity of the very slaves that are jobless
and hungry.
• • •  .
Production under capitalism is carried
on for profit. It is never carried on for
the purpose of supplying the people with
the necessities of life. ThiB is not a state
of mind, but an actual fact. The productivity of the slaves is so great with the
modern methods of production that they
can in a very short time produce more
than thc mai'ket can stand, not more than
the needs of thc people, but more than the
world's market can assimilate. Thc result is the market becomes overstocked,
and there is a general cessation of production. In other words slaves are
stopped from producing the very things
that they neod. This is, however, none of
their business, as they are only allowed
to produce things for their masters.
Having nothing but their labor power to
sell, the slaves sell their only commodity
to an employing class, the products of
their toil consequently becomes the property of the employing class. And if that
is so, then the workers have no kick com-,
ing when the master class determines that
the necessity for production has ceased
to exist, and the factories are closed. That
is the business of the master class, con-
equently the state of mind that determines the question of unemployment for
the slaves is brought about by the very
fact that slaves have produced more than
sufficient to supply their masters' needs,
and it naturally followa that the state
of mind does not exist, as suggested by
the soap king, in the minds of the people
generally, but only in the minds of the
members of one class in society. If the
state of mind of the workers, who are the
greater in numbers, was a deciding point,
then the factories would not close, as
their state of mind is such that their
strongest desire is to have a job. In
fact, it is not a state of mind that causes
the cessation of production; it is a state
of market. The market is glutted with
the things that the people need. They
cannot, however, get them, as they do
not own, them. The commodities the
slaves have produced belong to their masters, who take very good care that those
that produce them do not get them. They
arc guarded under lock and key and by
all the forces of the state. They are part
of ruling class property. They are
sacred. Millions may die for the lack of
necessities, but the property rights of the
ruling class must be safeguarded, although the heavens fall. Is not property
the very basis of capitalism? And is not
capitalism the source of ruling class profits'? But we can conceive of a state of
mind being created by the present system. In fact, that state of mind is slowly
but surely becoming predominant in working class ranks. It is a state of mind that
revolts at being compelled to starve to
death in the midst of plenty, and while
the captains of industry fear this state
of mind, yet the fact remains that the
same conditions "that compel the employing class to close the factories will compel the working elass to realize that there
is no hope for the workers until the property rights of a ruling class in the means
of wealth production are replaced by the
co-operative commonwealth and the
working class ownership of the means of
wealth production and consequently the
wealth which those that operate that machinery produce. This state of mind will
solve the question of overproduction and
under consumption, and Lord Lever-
hulme's state of mind also, or at least his
peace of mind, as in that day he may have
to work, something which today he considers very good for the workers, but a
bad thing for the class to which he belongs. In the meantime the state of the
market determines that production shall
cease, and not be increased, as thc ruling
class press and politicians have been crying for, and the workers will be compelled
to suffer unemployment and the consequent shortage of necessities which that
entails.
THE meeting of the International Federation of Trades Unions in London,
England, has been illuminating.  It has
demonstrated that the split between the
left and right wings
HALFORD of the working class
AND SAVING movement has enter-
THE WORKER' ed into every working
class organization in
the capitalistic world, aud that the slogan of the working class will in the near
future bc "Iho world for Ibo workers."
It has also demonstrated that the representative of the Dominion Trades Congress has lived up to the reactionary
traditions of that organization. We cannot say that we havo much sympathy
with many of the ideas of the different
delegates attending the International
Federation of Trades Unions now in session, bnt we have a fellow feeling for
those who have been compelled to listen
to the utterances of the Canadian Trades
Congress representative in thc person of
Halford of Hamilton, who is a barber
and would be better employed" in shaving,
instead of saving the working class.
* * #
HalfotjTs tender solicitude for the
safety of the raw materials of tliis country is almost touching. In fact' it is
touching the policy of the Dominion government, but the gross ignorance displayed by the Canadian representative of
working class conditions or position is
almost monumental. Standing alone he
opposed the following resolution:    -
1. That the capitalistic system of society is a hindrance of the efficient distribution of raw materials.
2. That it is the constant duty of organize* labor to work for the disolution
of the present day society.
3. That it is the solemn duty of mankind to ensure equal distribution of all
availablo raw materials, and
4. That the international labor office
of the League of Nations should appoint
a committee to ensure this fair distribution among the different countries ac
cording to their prosent and future requirements, s'j
Of course, the above resolution qrjparts
of it could be well opposed or it least
analyze it from a working class |view>
point, but Halford's position was;(yearly
placed when he pointed out: j
The congress of Canada existed as
a legislative body concerned j only
with the industrial welfare of toj 4on-
stituents. On the other hand the International Federation of Ti-ades
Unions appeared to him to be a
frankly revolutionary organization,
which was attempting to achieve po-
liticaraims altogether at variance
with the Canadian viewpoint.
He had persued carefully various
resolutions to be brought before the
congress and was dismayed to find
that eaeh contained somo distinctly
revolutionary principle to which he
could not commit the Trades and Labor Congress of Canada.   He felt he
must vote against them all.
While Halford may have been voicing
tho view of the executive of the Dominion Trades Congress, which is merely an
adjunct to the Unionist government, he
was not voicing the views of even the
trades unionists' of this country. A reactionary ol the reactionaries, his antics
must have been as good as a vaudeville
show to the Italian and even the British
delegates of the J. H. Thomas type. Nat
urally the Canadian press has given Halford lots of apace.   He never waa so
widely quoted before, and possibly the
pr/iiso of his masters will recompense him
for Wb efforts to save the working elass
of this country from revolutionary tactics, but we. would like to suggest to
the .Canadian trades unionists, and' particularly to the members of the Barbers'
Union, that the best  days' work thoy
could do would be to see that Mr. Halford
was interred in a barber shop where he
no doubt could converse and propagate
his reactionary ideas without in any way
reflecting on the intelligence of the workers of this country.
Dealing with the very apparent busi
ness slump,  the Vancouver  Sun  states
that it has boen put down to overproduction.  It then has the following to say:
What is "overproduction?"   Does
it mean that everybody in the country has all he or she wants to mak^ a
comfortable life?  Does it mean that
Canadians have have "too much"|ef
thc things that go to make life livable
—food, clothes, houses, amusements?
Not at sll. The country is a millron
houses short of enough roofs to keep
its people comfortably housed. /BiqA-i
sands of men, women and children,
if official reports are to be believ^,
are living below the level of a decejnt
and comfortable existence—artf1,:iiln-
der fed, underclothed. „',;!
Overproduction in any real sense
does not exist. What does exist -ttt inability to market goods at a profit;
inability to sell back to the men and
women producers of the country the
goods they have produced. There is
something wrong with the industrial
machinery wheri. all the people cannot get sufficently fed, clothed and
housed.
When will the world find a solution 'of this perpetually recurring
problem?
We quite agree that something is radically wrong with the system which creates
such a condition as the Sun points out,
and for the information of the writer of
thc editorial, we beg to state that the solution for such conditions will be found
when the working class understands the
system that compels thc workers to starve
because they have produced loo much,
not for themselves, but for ajnaster class
that is parasitic, and never created anything but trouble and misery for the
working class, and which master class the
Sun represents.
The hospital authorities are faced with
"having to curtail the service owing to
lack of funds-. It has )>een stated that
there is not sufficient room for the taking
care of expectant mothers. In Soviet
Russia women and children come first,
and yet we are told that the Bolsheviki
are a barbarious bunch.
The city school board has fired some
of its officials and there is much talk
talk about British Fair Play. Thousands
of workers havfe been laid off in the Province recently. We suppose they got all
the British Fair Play that was coming to
them.
WORKING Men and women
The election ls over. The pale
speotre ot the publlo platform, according to Immemorial custom
| has mined, mowed and gesticulated their vote catching plausibilities. And now, we of the working
claas, ln the raw chin of the
"morning after," are out ln the
street again, with the old problems
as thick a* ever upon us. Nothing
altered. And even while we
cheered the spectre and the plausibilities at the back of our heads,
we knew that no solution to our
problems could come from that
quarter, lflvon while we obeyed
the sheep-Itke habit of conformity
to reiterated suggestion and old
use and wont, we dimly realized
that we were being shepherded.
In the "mor'nlng after" we are
conscious again thut, while politi
clans come and go throughout tho
years, to have worked hard, to
have lived poor and gained nothing, to have died slowly all our
life long, Is the common experience of our class. Touching these
Intimate experiences of our lives,
the harsh realities ot the grim
struggle for the primal necessities
ot life to men, women and children of the working class, the politicians.have nothing to say. On
conditions ef work, of wages, of
unemployment, the miseries of insecurity, of bare, demoralizing poverty, they are afraid to speak. "Let
sleeping dogs He."
Here are some statistics covering 1912 to HM, on thd conditions of the workers tn the United
States, where they boast of the
"American standard of living."
Cost of living studies for that period are unanimous in naming $800
as absolutely necessary for the ad-
eqdate minimum of subsistence
for an American labor class family. To quol,» the authoritative re
search of "Warren and Sydenstrlck-
er, of the Federal Publlo Health
Service, "In the principal industries, fully one-fourth of the adult
made workers who are heads of
families, earned less than 1400,
one-half earned less than $600,
four-fifths earned less 'than $800,
and less than one-tenth eiirh as
much as $1000 a year. Approximately one-fourth of the women
workers 18 years of ago, and over-
employed In the principal manufacturing Industries, earned less
than $200 a year, and two-thirds
less than $400." In reference to
tho even more vital statistics of
total family Income, these two Investigators say, "the conclusion "Is
also. Indicated that one in every
ten or twelve working class families had at the time of the investigation an annual income of less
than $300 a year; that nearly a
third had less than $500, and over
one-half of the families had incomes of less than $750 a year."
In case any one may think there
lias been improvement since, in the
prosperous (sic) war* yoar of 1916,
an investigation, tn a brief before
the supreme court in tho minimum
wage case (1916) alleged that half
of the wage-earners' families In the
United States have an Income below that needed for subsisteance.
It Is reasonable to argue that
working class parents suffer ln the
conventional way in the death of
their children. The Federal Children's Bureaa, reports "for all live'
babies born In wedlock the Infant
mortality rate ls 130 7-10 In a thousand; it rises to 255 7-10 when the
father earns less than $521 a year,
or' less than $10 a week, and falls
to 84 when he earns $1200 or more.
'Men and women, when you vote
for capitalism, you vote that the
Uvea of the children of the poor
be coined Into profits!" Dr. De-
vine, another investigator, says
that unemployment heads the list
of the causes of American destitution. Tho American coal miner
must expect unemployment one-
fourth to one-third of his time.
In 1908, the unemployment ln all
trades was'35.7 per cent. Statistics point to nearly a 20 per cent,
loss for all , industrial workers
through unemployment during this
period. The above statistics are
taken trom the Casual Laborer, by
Carloton Parker, " published by
Harcourt, Brace A Howe. Now
Torlc.
Ths conditions of life of the
working class are not to be removed by voting for bankers, brokers,
lawyers, colonels and captains, or
__
Vice is stopping commerce in San Francisco, so the vice district is to be Swept
away. The area affected covers fortt'eity
blocks. No steps, however, has becij 'taken to clean up this district before^ but
"business" demands it now. How ifo do
progress.
One voter stated that he voted Ijtjirce
Labor and three Liberal, and eonsi^red
that he had done well. He was a) Wise
guy. Possibly he will be able to gftthe
whole way some day; no one oouldllow-
ever, claim that he was a whole hogfi^r.
The voter that voted for BowsefyjJoe
Martin, M. A.. MacDonald, J. Harrington,
Mrs. Ralph Smith and 3. S. WoodsWorth
displayed such a depth of intelligence
that it has us staggered. The depth of it
must be at least a foot.
Now that it is all over, and the ins are
still in, and the slavos are still slaves, that
elusive job will be the next thing that will
get the jobless workers excited.
Sam Guthrie's election in Newcastle
is a sjgn that the workers cannot be fooled all the time. Sam has a chance to
make good, and we think he Will.
It is quite evident from the way the
workers voted that they still hug their
chains.   ,
"King's Daughter*." Study the
economics of capitalism, and you
will flnd out that they are the Inevitable outcome of the dominion
of capital ln social life.
Some time the working class
Itself will be forced to take
In hand their removal by removing the cause,. Men and women
are needed who' understand and
can explain the working class problem to their fellow workers, wherever they meet them.
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sy, Rumania, ot thirty-nine Bessa-
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J>er of Deputies, to suffer frightful
abuse by their jailers.
When their wives attempted to
visit them In ,prlson the women
were assaulted by the guards. Several of the Socialists have died
trom hardship and others art on
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In Praise of Lenin
(By Maxim Gorky)
VLADIMIR ILYITCH I*HNIN
appears to me a source 'of
energy bo powerful that without hla dynamic Influence the Russian revolution oould not have
taken the form lt actually has
taken. I aay this in spite of my
belief ln, a theory of human history which assigns to the Individual
an insignificant role ln the great,
process of cultural development.
>To Lenin's will, hiBtory has given
the terrible task of digging up from
the bottom this desultory, misbu.lt,
slothful semi-human ant-hill whioh
we call Russia. But to melt seems
that the significance of Lejitn as
the Initiator of social change In
Russia ls of less moment than his
importance aa a world-revolutionary. The terrific energy of his will,
the impact of whloh is remoulding
Russia, goes farther; lt ls a tireless
battering ram under whose blows
the monumental architecture of the
capitalist states ot the West, and
the ancient piles of those execrable
despotic empires of the Eait, are
already staggering to their downfall.
I think sow, as- X thought two
years ago, when I opposed Lenin,
that to htm Russia ls only the first
material to hand ln ft gigantic ao-
clal experiment conceived oa a
planetary scale. In the faoe of
this- Idea Z waa overwhelmed by a
sentiment of pity for the Russian
people, the victims aB it seemed to
me of this experiment, and I was
Indignant against the experimenter.
But since then, observing the
: course of events ln th* Russian
revolution, seeing its/ revolutionary
effects broaden and deepen, I hare
realized that lt ls actually awaken-
Ing and organizing more and more
effectively such forces as are really capable of destroying the foundations of capitajfsm. I now feel that
lf Russia la destined to serve as an
objeot of social experiment, lt
would be wrong to blame the man
whose endeavor it Ib to hasten the
i progress of this social experiment
■ by transforming the potential
energy of the working masses of
Russia Into effective, kinetic
energy.
I have no hesitation In writing a
discourse ln defense or justification
of Lenin. That Is not necessary
either to htm or to me* But I
know him a little. Mistakes—if it
is necessary to speak of them—are
not crimes. The mistakes of Lenin
are the mistakes of an honest man,
and the world has yet to see an Infallible reformer. But those who
oppose and condemn Lenin, the
Lloyd Georges and the Clemenceaua
and their followers, are infallible
ln, their own role of criminals and
assassins; they aro condemning a
whole people to the torments of
hunger and cold, by supporting the
continuation of an insane civil war.
Yes, Insane—for aside from the
Bolsheviks there are no parties In
Russia able to take the powers of
government Into their own hands,
able to awaken the forces of the
exhausted country, able to call out
and use the energy Indispensable
for productive labor.
In considering Lenin I put aside
my personal affection for the man
and consider him as a human being
under my observation, a phenomenon Interesting to me as a writer
, describing tha life of my own. coun.
try. x
I see him making a speech at a
mooting of workers. He uses extremely simple terms; he speaks
with a tongue of iron, with the
logic of an ax; but in his rude
words I havo never heard any vulgar demagoglsm, nor any banal
seeking after the beautiful phrase.
He nlwnys speaks of the same
tiling; of the necessity of destroying to the root the social lnequali
ties of men, and the means of ao
comptlshlng the task. This ancient
truth resounds upon Mb lips with a
sound harsh, Implacable; ono feels
■ always that' he belloves unshakably
In it; ono feels how calm la his
faith—the faith of a fanatic, but
of a fanatic-sulenlist, and not of a
metaphysician or a mystic,
Tt sooma to me that what ls individual intorests him hardly at all;
ho thinks only of parties, of
masses, of states. And ln dealing
with those he has the gift of foresight, the intuitive genius of the
experiment-thin ker. He possesses
that happy clarity of thought
whioh Is attained only by means
of intensive and constant Intellectual labor.
A Fi-unchinun asked me one day;
"Do you not find that Lenin Is a
thinking guillotine?"
For my part, I would compnre
the work of his thought to the
blows of a hummer endowed with
vlHion, shattering and destroying
preclsoly those things which for so
long hnvo needed to be destroyed.
To the petty bourgeois of all
countries, Lenin must naturally appear as an Atllla come to destroy
the Rome of their prosperity and
comfort. Their comfort, founded
ns It la on slnvory, blood and pillage, Is Indeed In danger. But just
as ancient as Romo deserved to
fall, so the crimes of the contemporary regime Justify the necessity
of Us destruction. It ls a historic
necessity; no thing and no person
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and progressive legislation, that all sections of
the community may
benefit.
James Ramsay
can evade It We hear from high
places the plea of the value of
European oulture and the necessity
of defending it against the Invasion
of the New Run. Buch sentiments
when uttered by a revolutionary
have sincerity and value. But upon
tho Ups of the organisers and accomplices of the shameful massacre
of 1914-1918 they are heartless
hypocrisy.
As for the development of culture, lf we understand this ta mean
the progressive development of art,
of science, of technique, and of the
Immunization of the.beings who are
contemporary with this development, suoh a process cannot be retarded hy the new fact that not
only tens of thousands of Individuals, but vast masses of many millions will take an active part in the
cultural task,
Sometimes that audacity of
Imagination necessary fa a man of
letters puts before me thta ques-
tlon: "How does Lenin, visualize
the new world?'* And before me
there unrolls the splendid picture
of the earth becoming a glgantlo
Jewel, faceted with beautiful evidence of the labor of a free human-
■ ity. In Chi* new world alt men are
reasonable, and each has the feeling of personal responsibility for
all that is done by him' and around
him. Everywhere olty gardens enclose majestic palaces. Everywhere
the forces of nature, conquered and
i organized by man,, work for him.
And maa himself' has become at
last—the real master of tha world.
No longer ls his physical energy;
lost in a coarse and filthy labor. It
ts transformed into spiritual energy
—and all the power is consecrated
to the struggle with the fundamental problems of life, to the solution
; of whieh hts thought has vainly devoted itself for so many centuries.
Vainly, for lt was shattered ln the
social strugglo which it was helpless to explain, it was exhausted by
the inexorable conflict of irreconcilable principles,
More noble in technique, mora
socially Just, man's work In this future world has become a Joy, Man's
reason, the most precious thing in
the world, being set free, has become fearless.
I do not think that I have here
Imputed to Lenin a dream which
Is alien to his mind. I do not think
that I "romanticise" this mam I
cannot represent him to myself
without this superb vision of the
future happiness of all mankind, of
a life become bright and Joyous.
The greater the man, the bolder
hla dream. Lenin Is more a maa
ii tban any other of our contemporaries. And although his thoughts
are obviously occupied in: the main,
with political problems which romantic minds would describe as
"narrowly practical," I am per*
suaded that ln his rare moments
of release this militant spirit .allows himself to ba carried ln
thought far away towards a future
of beauty, where he sees - mueh
more than I myself can imagine.
The fundamental purpose of all
Lenin's life is the happiness of humanity. And for that reason he
must have glimpses in the distance
of the age to come, of the end of
this magnificent process, to the unfolding of which he has consecrated all his energies with the
courage of an ascetic. He is an
idealist, if one understands by that
the devotion of all the forces of
one's nature to a single Idea—the
idea of worldwide human happiness Hla private life is such that in
an epoch of great religious faith
we would have regarded Lenin as
a aalnt.       „__
I know that'this statement will
put the petty bourgeoisie in a fury.
AIbo, many of the comrades will
muke fun of. me, and Lenin himself will greet my statement with a
joyous burst of laughter. Saint!
that ls Indeed a paradoxical and
comic term, applied to a man for
whom, as the old nmn-of-God, the
ex-revo lutlonary N. Tschaikovsky,
salfl, absolutely nothing is holy. A
saint, Lenin, whom the chief of
the English Conservatives, Mr.
Chun-hill, a man of the best British education and the highost British culture, considers "the most
ferocious ami the most execrable
of menl"
Although himself a severe realist,
Lenin is becoming little by little a
legendary figure.   And that Is well.
From the far-off villages of India, coming hundreds of miles over
mountain paths and through forests, hiding, risking their lives,
there arrive at Caboul, at the Russian Soviet embassy, Hindus representing the millions crushed under
the ancient yoke of British officialdom; they Arrive and ask:
"Who Is Lenin?"
And at the other end of the
world we hear Norwegian laborers
say;
"Lenin Is the honest lad. There
has nover been his equal on earth,
I say lt is well. The great majority of men have an absolute
need of personal faith to enable
thom to begin to act. It would be
too long to wait until they began
of themselves to think and act,
without such assistance; and during that time the evil genius of
capitalism would crush them more
and more with misery, alcoholism,
and lhe stupor of weariness.
It Heems to me neoessary to note
also that Lenin Is not exempt from
the sentiments of friendship, and
thut in general nothing that Is
human is alien to him. I feel a
little cmbtfrrassed and ridiculous ln
mentioning this, but the petty bourgeoisie of the wholo world are so
frightened at Lenin's Inhuman intellectuality—and Mr. Churchill,
with his gaze fixed anxiously on the
Orient, rages so furiously that one
fears he will do injury to hts health
—and as I have a tender heart, X
foci obliged to give some slight reassurance to those frightened and
furious pooplo.
It sometimes happens that Lenin
Judges the virtues of people too
much In their own favor, and to the,
dotrlment of the cause. But his
unfavorable Judgments—even those
which noom at first without foundation—are nlmost always confirmed uttorly by the conduct of tho
people. This porhaps proves thot
Lenin senses tho faults of mon
hotter than thoir virtues; but also
that ln genoral there are many
nmro harmful than useful men.
Tt must bo understood that one
could suy of him as an Individual
L many more thlnsa tb«« »»$•»   fc»
Conditions Won by Wash*
ingtoit Theatre Workers
After Bi? Fight
(By the Federated Press)
Beattle, Wn.—The itrike of the
American Federation of Musicians,
International Alliance of Stage Employees and Picture Operators and
Janitors' union in Seattle, Portland,
Butte, Bremerton and Taklma
against the Jensen A Von Herberg
theatrical Interests haa been ended
through a two years' agreement in
which tha musicians union wins a
six-day week and a six-hour day
for tha same pay as was formerly
paid for aeven days—160 per week
for side men and $7B for leaden
and the operators get a simiBr
week and day.
In Taeoma, Where tha strike originated, the operators get thslr
working conditions, starting twa
months' henee and a. Wags scale
ranging ftom $1 to $1.21 per hour.
Tko Arm agrees to reinstate all
who left its employ because of tha
strike without prejudice.
* Tha strtks started July t, whea
the Taeoma operators demanded a
six-hour day and six-day week. Tha
Taeoma Musicians union struck ia
sympathy aad tha striko extended
to other cities te tha northwest
where ths firm has theatres.
Workers of Europe Are
Getting Wise to War
By Paul Hanna
(Btaff Correspondent tot tha
Federated Press)
Washington.—Immediate, militant and triumphant protest by
Spanish labor, led by tha Barcelona unions, has thrown a
wrench into the League of Nations machinery and stopped thai
movement of Spanish troops]
toward Russia,
Amerlosa diplomatic and consu-;
lai* agents have reported to the
state department hers soma ds-'-j
talis of ths action by j Spanish:]
labor whioh forced the Madrid
Oovernment to reverse itself within 72 hours after giving a pledge
at Geneva that Spain would help1
make up the League of Nations-
army assigned to supervise the
plebiscite between Poles and
Lithunlans at Vllna.
Railway and marina transport
workera at Barcelona called meetings oa receipt of tha news from*
Geneva, and adopted resolutions
proclaiming their determination to
resist the movement of Spanish
troops, either by land or sea, to
fulfill the League of Nations'
scheme.
Similar moves were made also
by the wor'kers at Bilbao, Tarragona, Cadiz, Madrid and elsewhere.
Within two days lt was apparent
that the government could not attempt to comply with its hasty
pledge at Geneva without the risk
of a general strike at home,
No less alarming to League of
Nations advocates are the reports
made to Washington of widespread
mutiny among Greek troops In
Asia Minor. Advices' fr'om Smyrna
state that Greek soldiers there
have begun to "demobilize" themselves, and are demanding Imme
dlute shipment home. The Greek
advance into Asia Minor was directed by Venlzolos,, whose leadership- was rejected by the Greek
voters last week as crushlngly as
that of Woodrow Wilson was rejected ln the United States three
weeks earlier.
Diplomatic circles at Washington are giving attention almost, exclusively to the wrecking of the
Entente programme in Turkoy, enforcement of which depended very
largely upon the use of, Greek
troops against bhe Turkish Nationalists. Encouraged by their' new
contact with Russia, the Turks are
launching continuous attacks
against the half-hearted Greek legions.. -
Further distressing advices are
at hand concerning the demoralization of British Colonial forces in
Mesopotamia. Announcement made
at London several days ago that
the offensive above Bagdad was
abandoned fs declared to r'eflect a
flat refusal by several Indian regiments to advance agalnBt their Mohammedan brothers, the Turkish
Nationalists.
Milwaukee, Wis. — Eugene V.
Debs, Socialist candidate for presl-.-
dent,, ran second ln Milwaukee]]
county In the race for president,
the vote, with a few precincts
missing gave Debs 35,053, Harding polled 57,569 ln the county,
while Cox deceived only 16,467.
said hers. But the modesty of this
man, so completely devoid of ambition, embarrasses me. I know
that tha little I hava said will appear to him superfluous, exaggerated, and ridiculous. All rjpht
Let him laugh, as he knows so well
how to do. But I hope that many |
people will read these lines notf
without proflt to themselves.
In these lines I have discussed a
man who has had the audatty to
begin the process of European social revolution In a country where a
vast number of peasants wish to
becomo well-fed property holders,
and nothing more. Many regard
thla audacity of Lenin's as madness.
I began my work as an instigator
of tho revolutionary spirit with a
hymn to the madness of the brave.
There was a time when a natural
pity for the Russian people compelled me to consider this madness
as almost a crime. But now when
I see that these people know muoh
better how to suffer la patience
than to work consciously and honestly, I sing anew my hymn to the
sacred madness of* ths brave. And
among thdn Vladimir Lenin Is the
•—* •<•<« tha maddesb
SHOE   EEPAIBING
If shoes had tongues thut
Bpeak they would say; '
"PARIS DOES THE BEST
WORK AND USES THE
BEST MATERIAL. TRT
HUL"
SOUND MERCHANDISE
AT ROCK BOTTOM
Boys' School Shoes
Every Boys' Shoe ia the Store
up to $7.00 at—
$3.95
Sizes 1 to 5 1-2
Girls' School Shoes
. Any Girls' Shoe in the store
up to $7.00 at—
$3.95
Sizes 11 to 2
PRICES
Paris  Says-
Go Ahead and Sett Them
SURGICAL SHOES
The art Af shnwaMng ooniiiti
ot providing* good, looking,
good fitting aho*, n» matter
what the shape of fool This
ii a one-mag job whioh I hay*,
studied by 18 yean of making.
COME IN AND SEE
$6.95
Buys a pair of Men's Dress or
Work Shoes, in all grades of
leather; $9, $10 and $11 values-
All sizes
$7.95
Buys a pair of Men's Mahogany Calf, Brown Calf or Blade
Calf Shoes, in 5 different lasts.
AH sizes.
$5.95
Ladies' Brown Calf or Eld, Black Patent or
Kid Oxfords. Any in the store
up to $9.00, now._	
M S-On__________M
Ladies' Black Calf Boots, Louis heel, and Brown
Calf with Cuban heel; $9.50 *an QC
values at epU.aJaJ
k- sizes.
Regular $460 values in
Child's Shoes to be all
sold at this price. Sizes
4 to 101-2.
$2.95
P.Paris
51
Wert
CUSTOM   8HOI8
Whether tor dnae or tntie,
a correct Ottlnc hoot mem
wild oomfon. My prices
wtn »urj>rt» joa. lot aw
haw a chance to ihow what
I do.
LABOB EDITOB BABBBD
PROM ENGLAND
Another labor Editor Not Allowed
to Trespass on Brltlih   .
■ ', Capitalist! SoU.
(By The Federated Frew)
'New Tork.—Two river    iteam-
Vete crowded to the rails with cloth-
| Ing     workeri     greeted     Joseph
Schlossberg, general  seeretary  ot
the Amalgamated Clothing Work-
'ers, who was returning after a four
months' trip through Europe.
Schlossberg, ln an address at a
.banquet In his honor, made a passionate plea to labor to Bave Itself
from tho dangers which threaten
ftom the reactionary elements
striving to control the world,
. The union official, tot an unexplained reason, was prevented
from entering England to sail from
Southampton.    When  he  arrived
at Dover, and gave hie name to
th* immigration agent *» was Informed that he would not be allowed to land. In the hand of
th* agent waa a typewritten slip
on which he recognised his own
nam*, but no inkling was given of
reasons for debarring him. Th*
only hint that waa dropped was
the question ot on* ot the British
officials: "You're editor of Advance, are you not?" Advene* ls
th* official organ ot th* Amalgamated.
B. J. Costello ot the Federated
Press waa alio deported from England a few weeks ago.
Auckland, New Zealand.—The
moving plctura fllm "Cheating th*
Public" has been banned ln New
Zealand because lt show* up th*
methods of big business.
Buy at a union store.
FOOD SITUATION nr
BUSSIA IS BASH*
Scant Possibility ot
Wrecked by Cause ot
Famine
(By tb* Federated Frees)
Paria—In refutation ot rteent
stories to the effect that the food
situation In Soviet Russia waa
menacing; an official report on conditions there haa Just been received from Moscow. Thia report
showa that ther*' ia nam possibility of the Soviet government being wrecked upon tha rook* of
famine.
It is pointed out that th* rich
harvests of the Caucasus and Siberia will suffice to mak* good
th* shortages du* te th* drought
In Central Russia, and that thla
year tha government will b* able
to look after the food supply of
th* army and tha dty population,
aad also to tranater foodstuffs from
th* mor* favored itgiona to noh
parte of central and eastern Rua-
sia ai will need aid.
Seattle, Wish.—Trades Unloa
Savings and Loin Association, et-
tabllshed by union labor In Beat-
tie, haa steadily Inoreaaed It* deposits alno* It started bmlnssa
November * Ita resources had
Reached $866,»18. On* million
dollars la th* goal aet for January
1. The association has Just moved
Into tta new quarters, mor* cea-
traliy located.     '  "
Another campaign haa ban
started la B. C Ita tha campaign
ta donbl* tha circulation ot tha
Federatlonist. Rustle your artffc.
bor** sub.
Wher* Is your Union buttont
Every Suit, Every Overcoat
Has gone back to the Price Days of 1913
Here's the chance for a man to get a real Christmas Gift at practically gift prices. The period of readjustment so long
heralded is here.' The drop in prices is here—for this great stock of Semi-ready Tailored Olothes, with aU their pride
of quality and superiority, will ji»t pocket their pride for a few days.
What dare we? Oheap clothes have been offered you at tumble-down prioes. Now, in place of shoddy, we offer Oa
real QUALITY OLOTHES, in fabrio, material and workmanship unattainable elsewhere, and unknown to the merchant
who lives his days with the other kind. Look these prioes over:
All English Worsted and Tweed
Suits Go
—No Matter What tbe Price
ALL |35 LABEL SUITS  d>OB  AA
ALL  M0 LABEL SUITS  «OA f\ft
ALL |46  LABEL SUITS   dJOE  AA
ALL $50  LABEL SUITS   *q7   BA
At^™^$4o!oo
ALL  |60  LABEL SUITS &AC  AA •
ALL 165  LABEL SUITS (tAJ   GA
ALL  170 LABEL SUITS d>BA A A
ALL $75  LABEL SUITS d»BC A A
ALL  $10 L;\BEL  SUITS «/>A f\f|
ALL  $16  LABEL SUITS Ann   £A
Ul sises and physique types; fitted and
furnished to i
British Serge Suits
Navy blue and Mack serge, In sises from
M te M breast measure—over SOO pun
wool navy blue serges In thla lot.
$60.00  SEMI-READY        &*>*_   CA
SBROB SUITS for  VV f «OU
$69.00 8BMI-READT        a_A_\ AA
SBROB SUITS for 4>4UeUU
$60.00 SBMI-RBADY a_AC. AA
SBROB SUITS for  wtOlUU
$66.00  BBMI-RBADT a_A*7  CA
SBROB SUITB far •■ 91 • *WV
$70.00 8EMI-RBADT        CCA AA
SBROB SUITS for 90U.UV
$76.00  8BMI-RBAOT 0CC AA
SBROB SUITS for . VOO.UV
Leather Ooats
IEATHER MOTOR COATS—Aviator
model, with belt. Sises 36 to dJCC
39 only. Worth $85 (or...,.  WvO
REVERSIBLE TWEED OVERCOATS—
For motor owners* wear. AlAff
Worth $150 for 9IvO
REVERSIBLE GABARDINE AND
LEATHER OVERCOATS— *QC
Worth $135 for    $i)D
Winter Overcoats
rino   Millions   and   Tweeds,  with   and
without velvet collars—
$35  WINTER  O'COATS tf>OC  AA
$40  WINTER  O'COATS *AA f|f|
$46  WINTER  O'COATS «tOC AA
$60  WINTER O'COATS &A(\ f|A
,{^!i"'°:i^™ $45!oo
$60 WINTER O'COATS &AC A A
$65  WINTER O'COATS d>CA AA
$70 WINTER O'COATS d>BO CA
$76 WINTER O'COATS d»BC AA
$80 WINTER  O'COATS »/>A ftft
$86 WINTER O'COATS */>A gA
All Sliea M to 41
The Celebrated English Toga and
Nicholson Overeoats
Favorably Known the World Over—la
Many Oolon and Weight* to Suit Doyen
ENGLISH COATS—Worth |
$100.00 for	
$70.00
ENGLISH COATS—Worth £££ CA
$95.00 for 900.UV
ENGLISH COATS—Worth *£A AA
$90.00 for  90U.UU
ENGLISH COATS—Worth #C7  BA
$86.00 for  VWMWU
ENGLISH CO ATS—Worth *EC AA
$80.00 for  ■ VWU'VV
ENGLISH COATS—Worth * f*e*   CA
$78.00 for  *OOe*,o%W
ENGLISH COATS—Worth ££A AA
$70.00 for  90U*Uw
ENGLISH COATS—Worth *y| Q AA
$66.00 for  9*K>»UU
ENOLISHCOATS—Worth  t>AO_t CA
$60.00 (or  9**&*Ov
English Trench Ooat
ALL-WOOL ENGLISH TRENCH COAT
—Regular $50.00 value   &OC AA
Wool Gabardines
ALL-WOOL OABAR-. *OC A A
DINES; reg. $48 tor......9dOa\IV
ALL-WOOL GABAR- *AA AA
DINES; reg. $30 for. 9a_\Jt\I\l
ALL-WOOL GABAR- CI ft AA
DINES; reg. $25 for 910.UU
First Long Pant Suite
Oood Streot, AH Wool
suits—Worth $$5.00       _Of\ AA
SUITS—Worth $30.00 Ci ft AA
Superfine Scotch Wool Ulsters
OromMo—th* maker ot high-class Ulster.
Ings, which were seldom ae*n In Oaaada
before our Importations.
$186.00 SCOTCH WOOL * _ f\*\ AA
ULSTERS for  91vU*UU
$140.00 SCOTCH WOOL * | Ai AA
UL6TBR8 for  tplVOtW*
CASH ONLY! POSITIVELY NO GOODS OHABGED AT THE BEDU0ED PBIOES
Thomas & McBain, Limited
655 Granville St.    The Service Shop   655 Granville St.
- PAGE SIX
(Twelfth yW no. 49  THE BRITISH COLUMBIA FEDERATIONIST
*
VANCOUVBR, B. C.
FRIDAY .December 8, llitf
union nans
The | MLT, Loggers' Boot
Mall ordera panonally  ittnded to
Guaranteed to Hold Caulks and Are Thoroughly Watertight
MacLachlan-Taylor Co.
Successors to H. VOS & SON
63 CORDOVA STREET WEST, VANCOUVER, B. 0.
Next Door to Loggers' HaU
Phone Seymour 556 Repairs Done While Von Walt
Vancouver Unions
VANCOUVER TRADES AND LABOR
COUNCIL—President, J. M. CUrke;
Vice-president, R. W. Hatley; secretary
J G. Smith; treasurer, A. S. Wells;
sergeant-at-arms, K. Home; trustees,
Carr, Vanrubien, Bleverwright and Mldgley. Meets Srd Wednesday each month
In the Pender Hall, eorner of Pender and
Howe streeta.   Phone Ser. 281. '
ALLIED   l'BINTIMO   TRADES   COUN*
ell—Meets    second    Monday    la    tha
Month.    President, J. P. MtOonnell: aec-
fetary, R. H. Neelanda. P. 0. Boi 68.
KNOINEEBS     EMPLOYED
IN    THE
and   mill)
Lnmber Industry (camp —
■tet with fallow workera in that industry. Organiie into the Lumber, Camp *
Agricultural Workera Dept. of tha 0. B.
U.   Headquartera, 61 Cordova atrett weat,
VancottTer.   Phone Bey. 7166.	
OENERAL WORKERB'  UNIT OP THE
0. B. V.~President, R. W. Hatley;
iecretary, J. 0. Smith. Maeti lit Wedneiday in each month tn Pender Hall,
cor. of Pender and How* streetl.   Phone
Say, aai. .      -
HOTBL AND RESTAURANT EM-
ployeei. Local 28—Meeti awry ■•«<»«
Wedneiday In the month at 3:80 p.m.
tad a«ry fourth Wednesday In the month
M 1:80 p-m. President, John Camming!,
•M»tn'-y and bnilnais agent, A. Oraham.
OAct and moating ball, 441 Seymour St.
If. Phono Soy. 1081. OBce hoan, 8
m. to 6 p.m.
Seattle, Wash.—Organizer Trum-
mer, of the International
Tailora Unions, urged the Seattle
Labor Council delegates to educate
themselves so as to take charge ol'
the management of business. He
declared the movement for Industrial democracy was growing fast
and workers should be prepared for
lt He argued that the co-operative movement offered the beet opportunity for obtaining this training ln buslneas and cited the success of the Co-operative Tailors ln
Seattle.
FOR REAL  OOOD
Furniture
INTERNATIONAL LONGSHOREMEN'S
Allocation, Local 88-52—OBee and
i Ull Ut Cordon St. W. MeeU Int
ud third Frljayi. I p.n. Beentwr
treuurer, I. Chapmen; builneei .lent,
B. Rlcharde.	
I
INTERNATIONAL JEWELRY WORK-
era' Union—Moots Snd and 4th Mondays. Prosidont, J. E. Dawaon, 1646 Yew
flt, Kitsllano; Moratory, E. T. Kelly,
1110 Hastings St E.; recording secretary,
Ii. Holdaworth, 689— 14th Bt. W., North
Vancouvor. 	
LUMBER, CAMP * AGRICULTURAL
WORKERS Dept. of tho 0. B. U.—
An Induitrlal anion of aU workers ln log-
gine aad construction camps. Coast Dls*
Met and General Headquarters, 61 Cordora Bt. W., Vaneoaver, B. 0. Phona Bey.
7866. E. Winch, goneral secretary-
treasurer; legal advisers, Messrs. Bird,
Maedonald A Co., Vancouvor, B. Oj auditors, Messrs. Buttar * Chiene, Vancou-
vor, B. p.
lliRINE FIREMEN k OILERS UNIT of
tho 0. B. U. most ln thoir union hall
at Rooms I and 4 Empire Hotel, 76 Hut-
lags East flrst and third Wedneediy In
ths month.    Presidont V. Owens: vice-
insldont, D. Carllni secreUry, Earl King.
'hone Sey. 8606.
K
Pi
fMM pay, ovwu.
Bll-OlOBtBBO  IMPLOYED   IN   THK
Umber lolo.tr,,     org.ulic loto tbe
L, 0. * A. W. Dept. ol tbe 0. B. IJ.
MUlworken, Brinchee meet te follow.:
Tueo.ver~L.mtMr Workers'   headquar-
ten, ,1 Cordon St. W. Every Monday
I p.m.
(nr Weitmlniter—Labor H.ll, eor. Boyal
An. ud 7th at.   Snd ud lth Wed.ee
daya at 8 p.m.
Freeer Villi—Old Moving Picture Thea-
tre, HiUludrUIe.  Sod ud dth Thoro-
Por/'Moo'SW-Orann HeU,  Sid Friday,
.nr, month, .t 8 p.m>
Ume, mill mo shelter work-
ere' Unit at the One BI, Union, Metal-
Ulerou lllaen—Tuoonnr, B. 0., bead-
,urters,-dl Cordon Street Weet. All
workere enlaced in tbl. lnduitry art
used to loin the Union before lota, e.
th. Job.   Don't wall U ba ortulaed, bot
aigaalaa youmlf.	
—-_—     MAKERS'     LEAGUE    0,
Berth America (Vuenm aai vleln-
ly)—Branch  meeta _ eecond ud fonrth
fueoBvar: inanelal aeeretar,, E. do?
dard, H| Bleharda Street; recordln, eeoretarr, J. D. Rne.eU, ,38 Commercial
Drln.   f bone Hl,h. 8204B,
• 6.1. tr. Omit file drivers, wood-
«. Brtdfemen, Derrlckmen and Riigero
ef Vaneonver ud vicinity. Meeta ever,
Monder, 8 p.m., in 0. 8. 0. HaU, 80.
Pander St, W. Preeldent, T. L. Hewitt;
,nuelal aeeretar, and bueineee atent, E.
Horn.. Phone, Seymonr 2P1,
PDLP. PAPIR AMD SULPHITE WOBK-
oi.—Tou need tbe Camp Workera of
fear Induitry. The, need yon. Organiie
ioletker In the 0. B. U. Indoterlal Cult
ef your oceopatlon.   Delegatee on every
tob, or write the Dlatrlct Headquartera,
ll Cordon St. W., Vaneourer. Entrance
fee, ,1.00; monthly doea, ,1.00.
SHIPYARD LABOBEBS, BIGQER6 AND
PuUnort I.L.A. Local Union KA,
ioriea 6—Meete tha Sad ud 41b frldaye
af tha month. Labor Temple, 8 p.m.
healdent, WUl tam Maytors lauelal ie*
Mary ud bueineee agent, M. Phejpij
aarreapeadln, eeeretary, W. Ue. Ofllce,
lew SOT Ubor Temple.
-rOQBAt-Oii tmSi Ve. 230-
Meeta IhI Sunday af oach month at
S p.m. Pruldent, A. E. Robb; vlee-
frealdeat, 0. H. Collier; aeeretary-treu<
■lar. B. H. Neelanda. Boa 88.
Hktkf ZE5 ELECTRIO BAILW1V
Bmpleyeea, Ploaeer Dlvlelon, Mo. 101
-aUita A. O. P. Ball Mount Pleasant
Ul ud ird Meadays at 10.15 a.m. and i
,M. FmU.it, R. Rigby; taoardlug
MSMtwy, t. B. B—la. U7-«th_Av.iiua
laat; tmnnr,  t.   Hdae
IIHII.it ud bueineee atent, W. H. Cot-
hell, 4,08 Domfrlee Street; offlce corner
tit*, ud Main SM. Phone Pair. 8804 R.
lACUIltMtN JAILORS' UNION Ot
America, Ueal Mo. 171—Meeting, held
bet Mender in eaeh month, 8 pjn. Proa-
Meat, A. R. Osteaby; rlce-prealdent, D.
lAwsea; reeerdlnt eeeretery, - 0. MoDonald, P. 0. Bon 508; flnenelel I
tory, T, Templetoa, P. 0. Box 508.
Provincial Unions
VIOTOBIA. B. 0.
VIOTOBIA   AMD   DISTBIOT   TBADES
ud  Ubor  Connell—Meete  flret ud
OM Wedaeedaye, Kaifbta   of   Pythias
Hall, Berth Perk Street, al , pm. Pi
dent, A. 0. Pike; tlee-prealdent, 0. E.
Copeland; aeeretary-treaaurer, E. 8.
Woedwerd, P. 0. Box 808, Victoria, B.O.
PBINCB BUPERT, B. 0.
PRINCE BUPERT CENTRAL LABOR
COUNCIL, 0. B. U.—Meeta erery Tueeday in the Mclntyre Hell et 8 p.m. Meet-
Inge open to ell 0. B. U. membere. See-
- retery-treeenrer, N. Booth, Box 217
Prince Bupert, B. 0.
PRlHOE RUPERT TBADEB AMD LA-
ber ConneU—Meete seeond end fourth
Taeedeyo of eaek montk, In Carpenters'
Ball. Preiluen t, B. D. McDonald; rice-
weeldent, A. Elite; eeeretery, Oeo. Wad'
dell. Box  273.  Prince Bupert,  B. 0.
you should buy here,
We Bell the very best
and we give you
EAST TEEMS OF
I
Credit
We trust you and give
you all the time you
need. Courtesy and civility go with our service.
HOME
Furniture Co.
416 MAIN
Opposite Oity Hall
A Denial
Editor B. C. Federatlonist: I desire through your paper to reply
to the untrue statements being
circulated that all members of the
general executive board of the O.
B. U. are drawing a salary for acting Jn that official capacity.
At. the present time, not one
member of, the Q. E. B. is receiving a salary, and lt Is only when
actively engaged in or'ganlzation
work that they receive pay.
Personally, I have not received
a week's wages from any source
since quitting the job as Mill
Workers' organizer for the Lumber Workers Union, and lf any
member knows where X might secure a master willing to pay wages
sufficient for my wife, family and
self to exist upon, he would not
only be doing me a personal favor,
but would demonstrate a proper
0. B. U. spirit.
Some members use up all their
surplus energy attacking what they
term "pie oafd artists." They
seem more ooncerned over who is
getting a meal ticket out of the ^1
per month they pay ln dues, than
they are ever the whole bunch of
capitalist parasites that live on the
surplus values they seem willing to
provide...
The real purpose of the O. B.
U. Is to unite the working olass
Into one organization, whereby
member's might help one another
tn the everyday struggle for existence against the capitalist class;
therefore, seeing that this struggle for existence hns become very
acute, lt ls up to the membership
to demonstrate their sincerity by
going after the cause and not the
effect. This can only be done by
abolishing. the present system of
society that breeds parasites.
Yours for the One Big Union,
W. A. ALEXANDER,
Chairman O. B. U.
EDERATIOMSTI
DRUGLESS
HEALING
DOWNIE
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of the game, absolutely nothing to'
do inside the house. His task lies'
outside, among his own class,-thjs,
working class; educating them* to
a full understanding of the fact,,
that they ore an exploited class.
And that their exploitation will last
Just as long as they tolerate and
condone It, That only by their own
efforts as a class, will they be so
able to organize their social life,
that the want and misery which
now prevails amongst they will disappear, and give place to a condition of economic freedom and social welfare for all. I ask A. S, to
give my remarks his best attention,
and not to be scared of signing his
name to his next letter; also to
state why it was that the F. L. P.
did not take up the, challenge
thrown down to them to debate the
Question, "That lhe Federated Labor Party does not represent the
political Interests of the working
class."
Tours for Socialism,
SID EARP.
i
The Soclaliit Party
Editor B. C. Federatlonist: The
letter appearing In your last Issue,
signed "A, S„" and dealing with the
action ot the Socialist Party ot
Canada In running six candidates
for the provincial election, has sue
ceeded very well ln presenting the
state of mind, and the political intelligence of the working plug, who
is feeling an Increasing economic
pressure and becoming Irritated,
and anxious for his future welfare,
A type to whom the term "class
consciousness" appears vague, and
possessing little or no significance.
In the flrst paragraph of his letter "A. S." says, "I have yet to flnd
any fundamental difference in the
theoretical principles of the P. L.
P. and the S. P. of C."
To this I would say, that when an
earnest and impartial enquiry ls
made, a difference will be found,
not only ln the respective platforms, but also a decided difference
in the character of the statements
made by Socialist speakers and
Labor orators.
Further on A. S. glibly remarks,
"that both parties stand uncompromisingly for the abolition of the
capitalist system, and all that it In-
volves." If this be so, why, may I
ask, do the speakers of the labor
party still attempt to lpterest and
amuse their audlenceB by referring
in horror-stricken tones to the price
that the Fraser Valley farmer Is
getting for his milk, and with smug
benevolence to the work which may
be supplied to the unemployed if
labor candidates are elected to Victoria. And the liquor, ah yes! the
liquor question; though avowedly
prohibitionists, they will stand for
a complete government control,
whatever It might be. Not forgetting Industrial legislation. Oovernment coal yards, etc., etc
These statements, and tho charactor of their election literature
and advertisements, stamp (Jie F. L.
P. for what they really are, and office-seeking, reformist party, who,
like the capitalist class Itself, exist
only by reason of thc credulity and
claas Ignorance of the workers.
A. S. further states "that the F.
L. P| Ib not acting inconsistently
by participating in this election.
Certainly not! They have been participating ln everything but revolutionary action, during the whole of
their short existence. I was, indeed,
surprised to know that they wore
not running a candidate for the
city police chief's job, which was
vacant a while ago.
Right here I want to ask A. S.
just what does he mean, "by giving other organizations marching
along similar lines their oppnrtun
ity?" This remark has a flahy, par
Uamentarlan odor and A. S. would
do well to explain himself. He deplores the fact thnt the labor vote
In Vancouver will be needlessly
split. Let me assure him that lt
will not.
A lobor vote Is not a Socialist
vole, neither is a labor candidate a
Socialist candidate: and thero is not
one thing ln common between'them,
Get that fact pasted In your mental
picture gallery, A. S., you will appreciate it later on. Listen! That
section of the working clnss who,
by a careful Investigation Into the
character and mechanism of the
capitalist system, and who, as a
reeult, have acquired an understanding of the laws governing capitalist society, are—Socialists; no
less.
Knowing that the working class,
as wealth producers, Is an exploited class; and further, that this exploitation must of necessity become
more Intensive, and their hold upon
life Itsolf must become more precarious as the days go by, the Socialist will vote the straight Socialist ticket, no less, regardless of the
candidates' lack of experience aa
platform speakers, the color of
their eyes, or the depravity of their
features. He will vote as a revolutionist, keen and eager for that Socialist rovolution, which alone cnn
bring relief to him, conscious and
weary of his servitude to a master
class, effete and useless. To charge
tho Socialist party with holding
personal animosity against the F.
L. P. Is but a furthor display of
clasa Ignorance, and contains an
appeal to the gallery, a tactic commonly followed by office-seekers on
the eve of on election. Tho rest of
the letter Is of small consequence,
but I would point out this to A. 8.;
a representative of the revolutionary working clais, If elected to parliament, would find, at this stege
Conditions in Slocan Dlstriot
Bdltor B. C. Federationlit!'I am
writing you about condition! In the
Slooan dletrict. If you hav, apace
in your splendid paper, I wlih you
would kindly Insert same.
On May 1, we came out on strike
for better conditions, and an advance ln.wages, all compahiee saying we were just ln our' demands,
but Would not concede to the demands for blankets. However, one
company came through, gave us an
advance and blankets, but the'rest
are stm holding out, and will not
come through. The Noble Five
company, I call them the dirty
dozen, has had blanket. In their
store-room for a month. their
advertisement on the coast for men
said everything was o. k.,' and
when the men reached here without blankets and dead broke, the
company will sell them blankets
at' fli each, and hold the amount
out of the first pay cheque. They
have at present two miners and 45
prairie chickens. Tou couldn't
drag them Into the mine.
They are doing outside chores.
Sis Hopkins oldest eon and' Si Perkins, chore boy, let them oome and
eat their heads off. All we ask is
that you keep on contradicting
advertisement. Try and keep miners away from this district, until
we have won the strike, and tiiot
won't be long. They haveothe-
blankets In the store-room, 'but'
won't give them out free of charge.
I am a married man, had my blan-'
kets 16 years ago, but I am going'
to stay with the boys until the last:
thread. We have got to win, and.
we are going to wtn. The coadi-'
tions here are good for' a winjjifi
we don't win now, we will fn.,the
spring. The boys that are left here
are made of good stuff. They eay
they Intend to stay with the fight
Yours for the' O. B. U. _ ;,
ONE OF THE—'  i
  'Ojf,
A Gala Day in Moscow
Party Government and Its Effeffs!
Editor B. C. Federationist: The
party system'of government has
shown many defects, and Is not
"in fact" representative of a majority of the people. A casual
glance at the members of a Legislature and their callings, show
that they are drawn largely from
influential minority bodies, comprising Small proportions of the
population, and are not, and cannot be representative of the publlo
generally, except in the remotest
sense. And that such conditions
are conducive to, and result in rule
by an olhircliy, wherein the interests of privileged and influential
classes alone, are seriously consulted.
In proof of such statements, lt
Is necessary to view one phase of
tho question only. In the,last legislature, a professional class (legal
and medical) whose ties of association are well understood, comprising not more than one per cent,
of the population, occupied nearly
40 per cent, of the seats thereof,
being placed in a position whereby
they could advance their Interests
at will, and to the detriment of
tho people. In respect to some
members of the legal profession,
their methods of operating are so
well known that comment thereon
would be superfluous.
That medical practitioners who
are dependent upon and obtain
their livelihood from the people,
should not be permitted to prevent
them surrounding themselves with
reasonable and necessary precautions against the dangerous practice of some members of this calling, such as, unnecessary opera
tions, hiding their blunders, and
escaping from the just consequences of their acts; dangers arising from rivalry that exists among
members; prescriptions written In
a dead language und retained hy
others thon the purchaser afford
ing an easy means of destroying
evidence that might be used
against them.
Then their law the "Medicul
Act," which confers special pifl^i-i
leges nnd grants thereto, a mdh'iW
poly of the heeling nrt, osteoma-j
thy alone excepted (almost n6Vi-
exlstant), and their wreeklng'M
vengeance upon any who may h'aVe
the temerity to interfere with tills
monopoly.
That the helplessness of 4hi
people to protect themselves'''Ir
such cases Is not only due to-thc
political ascendancy of these
classes, but particularly so to the
lack of aotual representation ir
the legislative halls, and toWt
serious reflection upon their abllitj
to properly exercise the powei
with which they are accredited,"
The remedy, however, ls In independence of the party system
and a recognition of the necessity
of olass Representation, which Is
the only plan so far advanced
which can protect them from aggressions by privileged minority
classes, and secure for them representation In reality, and it is
high time the electors should ceaeo
to do the bidding of the party
politicians, and follow the- course
their Interests dictate.
D. J. SULLIVAN.
Anyox, B. C, Nov. 18, 1020.
Seattle, Wash.—Carrying out
suggestion made In the Seattle
Central Labor Council three months
ago, organized labor of this city
hae Its own legal department, with
Bruce Rogers in charge. The legal
department will see that the union
men are In a position to properly
safeguard thai*4 right* In aourti.
(By the Federated Press)
(Ed. Note—This is a translation
of portions of a letter from a Russian-American student, at the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, who was in Moscow for the
meeting of the Third Internationals, to a friend ln New Tork. The
Federated Press does not, however-
assume tne responsibility for the
views expressed.)
TWO SOCIALIST Internationals
have held their conventions;
one in Geneva and the other
in Moscow. Geneva and Moscow
are two hostile camps, as far fr'om
each other as the poles. Last year
Moscow was considerably weaker
than Geneva. Now It Is just the
contrary. »
In Moscow have gathered the
young representatives of new tendencies ln the Labor movement,
In Geneva all the delegates had
real passports Issued by the ministries of foreign affairs—passports
certified by signatures and government seals, Uke real nice people.
In Moscow there are only about ten
lucky ones who received passports;
95 per cent of the delegates arrived "Illegally" in spite of bourgeois
laws about frontiers and regulations regarding foreign passport's.
But the S58 delegates at Moseow
had "real" credential! Issued by
Labor organizations, with "real"
signatures and seals of Labor organization. This is ii real convention whose deolslon is the choice
of the masses; the will of millions.
As I was sitting ln the luxurious
throne hall of the grandloBe palace
of the Moscow Czars, In .the Kremlin, I recollected the first convention of the Communist International. We were a few then.
Twenty delegates laid the foundation for thiB great movement. We
did not dream .that IS months later
we would have a representative
convention of 253 delegates from 32
European, Astatlo and American
continents.
Next to the throne hall of the
Kremlin palace where our convention is taking place, Is the Uspen-
sky Cathedral, where the coronation of the Russian Czars used to
take place, beginning with Ivan the
Terrible, and ending with Nicholas
II. In this'cathedral there are
melodious bells and ancient musical clocks. Every half-hour these
clocks play the "International" to
the accompaniment of the cathe'
dral bells.
Near the open window next to
me ln a glided chair of state that
once belonged to the Czarina, Is sitting the 63-year-old woman delegate Dalstrem. The old woman,
Who has spent all her days ln a
factory ls in a seventh heaven.
Tears glisten tn her eyes—tears of
Joy.
"Say what what you will," she
exclaims In ecstasy, "an interna*
tlonal Communist convention in a
Czar's palace—this ls more than
ever'I dreamed or hoped for.'
Toil look out from the window
and see the Kremlin and old Moscow, the ancient cathedral and
churches, the historic Red Square,
There is the Alexandrovsky Cathedral, there Is the Cathedral of Vas-
slly Blazhenny, the belfry of Ivan
the Great, the "Czat" bell, an<J the
"Czar" cannon, and here on the
square Is the "Lobnoye Miesto"
(place of execution) where the first
Russian revolutionists were_ be
headed.
Moscow has always been famous
as a hospitable city, and Red Mos.
cow received her foreign guests
with more than traditional welcome. • When they arrived, the
whole of the city came out to greet
♦hem. It was a glorious sight;
thousands in the crowd, thousands
of red flags, scores of orchestras
and bands playing the International
over the whole city. Clear sky,
bright sun, and everywhere streets
overrunning with people. Every
where happy talk and the strains
of the International.
And on the historic Red Square
decorated with red flafis and green
wreaths, the Red army! Red infantry, closed ranks of strong,
brave soldiers with British rifles
sent to us through Kolchak and
Denekln; Red officers In Brltllsh
uniforms (we capaured several
hundred thousand uniforms on the
southern, eastern and northern
front); Soviet cavalry mounted on
horses of the Czar's bodyguard,
Red Soviet uniforms.
And what a huge mass—there is
no end to it! %
Half an hour passes, an hour,
two—they are still tramping to the
tune of the Revolutionary march,
the rhythmic clatter of horses*
hoofs over the ancient cobblestones
of the Red square.
The Red Cossacks with red flags
on their long Cossack spearB, small
but strong forces of the Don Cossacks, light Cnssacka riding to gny
Cossack marches—some singing,
some whistling.
After the Cossacks, Soviet artillery, armored automobiles, Soviet
tanks, hullt by the workers of'the
Petrograd Putilov factory, at the
time of Yudenltch's campaign
against Petrograd, and tnnks captured from Kolchak and Denekln.
On the tanks, hV"'1 red flags with
the Inscription: •? live the re
volution."
Soviet cadets of the many militnry academies, handsome fellows
with Bparkllng eyes, and fresh
young faces, Soviet "boy scouts"
on bicycles; Soviet mllltla (replacing the police); women's detach-
ments—factory girls with red kerchiefs on their heads; Soviet athletes In their track suits, like an
American college field day.
Drawing up in the rear, automobiles and wagons belonging to the
theatrical department of the Peoples' Commissariat of Enlightenment (education). ActresBes and
actors, singers from the state
opera In brilliant costumes; representatives of the young proletarian
art, caricaturists, clowns from the
new proletarian circus, created by
the tireless commissar of education, Lunacharsky.
fn a luxurious automobile, that
once belonged to the Czar, sit the
inseparable three, Ka.l Radek
little fellow with stiff beard and
heavy spectacles, always laughing,
lively and happy; that greatest of
artists Feodor Challnpln, like some
great statue, head proudly raised;
"our" proletarian poot, who by a
stranger would probably be mistaken for a village bloodsucker
rather than a poet—the poor De-
mlan.
In the evening a banquet in the
building of the former "Club of
the  Nobles." a mamlftoent white
marble hall with byzantine pillars,
its walls covered with the paintings of celebrated Russian artists.
In olden days, this wae the place
where the court aristocracy gave
their great balls and banquets.
Now, It ls the meeting hall of the
Moscow trade unions. Melnlchan-
sky ls In charge of lt—our New
York Melnichansky, the one who
led the strike against John D.—
out ln Bayonne,
In this hall the Moscow Soviet
ls feasting its foreign guests—feasting them on Moscow's "starvation
foods, " It is Impossible to overeat
how ln Moscow—you get Kasha,
cabbage and bread kvass.
The representatives of the revolutionary east—from - India, Afghanistan, Bokara and Khiva come
to the' banquet ln robes of many
colors and white turbans.
The band thunders, and fifteen
hundred, people sing the International ln thirteen languages.
Glasses clink-—crystal goblets of
the Club of the Nobility are filled,
not with champagne, but with
bread kvass. "Long live the Revolution,"
CANADIAN GOVERNMENT
WOULD BLOOK STRIKES
WUl Form Join Industrial Councils
to Deal With Labor Discontent
(By the Federated Press)
Ottawa, Ont.—Canada'a government hopes to block strikes and labor dlscont by interesting workers
ln the formation of joint Industrial
councils similar to the Whitley
councils ln England,
During the next month the department of labor will expend an
appropriation of $15,000 made by
parliament at its last session in industrial centres where government
officials wHl explain the scheme to
labor men. Labor unionists declare
they will forget. their differences
over form or organization in a
common flght against a movement
which has the backing of employers
as well as reactionary politicians.
OVERCOATS
MUST GO
DOWN GOES THE PRICE
25 per cent, off all lines of Men's Overcoats and Euiti
S31-3 per cent, off some lines of Overcoats
Half Price—One Line of Overcoats Cut to Half Price '
See our good warm Tweed Overeoats and Ulsters reduced to $12.60.   There are not many of these left.
(5arhartt Overalls  $2.50    Arrow Collars  55c
Underwear 25 per cent, off
Clubb & Stewart Ltd.
Men's and Boys' Clothiers
2 Stores
309 HASTINGS W.       623 GRANVILLE ST.
SOVIET MEDICAL
RELIEF  FUND
Over Half Million Dollars Has Been
Collected but More Is Needed Immediately
(By the Federated Press)
New York.—The Soviet Russia
Medical Relief committee has shipped to Russia up to November 1
medical supplies valuing $636,-
680.12.
In an appeal for funds the committee urges that more supplies be
sent to the stricken Russiun population, Including some modern, fully equipped ambulances.
Arrangements have been made
also for the purchase of anti-typhus
vaccine. Typhoid has claimed moro
victims In Soviet Russia, it Is stated, than all other contagious dls-
Butte, Mont.—-A meeting of
Butte branch Mine and Metal
Workers I. U., No. 210, endorsed
the action of Fargo branch Agricultural Workers I. U. No. 110, in
its action In requesting the general
executive board of the I. W. W. to
withdraw the ballot regarding endorsement of the Third International now before the membership.
The Russian programme is not
practicable for American workers,
says the resolution.
The Bureau of Industrial Research
Will furnish to members of labor organizations the
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PATRONIZE FEDERATIONIST ADVERTISERS
D. K. BOOK
Turns Back
the Almanac
Take a
Walk
1914 Prices
$19, $23, $27, $35
Examine all the CLOTHING
SALES, the HALF-PRICE
SALES, STOCK-REDUCTION
SALES and all the rest of
the wild statements made by the
clothing men, who say that the
bottom has dropped out of the
clothing market
Then come and see D. K. BOOK'S
immense stock of Suits and
Overcoats at his new daylight
store, 137 Hastings Street West,
and examine and compare his
prices and values with all the
others.
You will be convinced that you
will save money 4f you buy
"CORRECT CLOTHES"
All Suits Guaranteed
$19, $23, $27, $35
Hand-tailored .Suits by
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$45 $50 $60
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New Daylight Store
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Opposite Province Office. FRIDAY .December >, 1929
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CREDIT
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Down and $2 .per week takes
any garment in the store up
to $35.
Down and $2.50 per week tak^s any garment in the store up to the value'of $60.
'   SPECIAL TERMS
Just before Christmas Is the ttme we (eel the
raon»y shortage moat. Our liberal credit syatem
enables you to give auch gifts aa Fox Fur*   ,
Coats, etc.   You buy them now and pay during .
next year!
4WE
CO*. MOMCIC St ^^ mu**» mm.
mow Sanaa.
Ottawa—A referendum op the
question ot affiliation with Labor
held by the members of the Federal Clyll Service stationed here,
resulted ln a decisive victory for
affiliation. The Bnal vote stood
8636 for and KIT against alBlla-
llon.
Sam Sadler, of Seattle, hu been
released at McNeil Island by order
of Preaident Wilson, after serving
IT months. Re was arrested under
the old Disk military aet tar distributing anti-conscription pamphlets before the draft bill waa passed.
HELP ALONG!
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Billiards
Con Jones (Brunswick Pool Booms).
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Ingledew Skoe Store...
Boots and Shoes
Johnston's Big Shoe House...
Piorre Paria  _.._
Wm. Diek Ltd-
~668 OranviUe Street
  409 Hastings W.
-84 Heatings Btreet West
...Hastings Street East
Vancouver Co-operative 41 Pendor Street West
MacLachlan-Taylor Company (S Cordova Stroet West
Cornett Bros. & Clarke „.  t< Haatings Street West
Christie Boot Faotory.
Boot Factory
..51 Cordova Street West
Chiropractors and Drugless Healers
Dr. Wlllard Coataa 30-H.Burns Bldg., II Hastings Street West
Downle Sanitarium, Ltd 15th Floor Standard Bank Bldg.
Dr. Lee Holder  _  7* Fairfield Building
Dr. Edgar'W. Moore. _ 498-405 Carter Cotton Bldg.
Dr. H. Walton 310-311 Carter Cotton Bldg, 198 Hastings St. W.
Cleaners
..2SS Keefer Street
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•   Clothing and Men's Outfitting
Arnold A Quigley 648 Granville Street
Clatnans, Ltd 153 Hastings Street West
Clubb A Stewart 809-318 Hastings Btreet West
B. C. Outfitting Co 343 Hastings Street West
B. C. Tailoring Co  _ :  342 Hastings East
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Ballard Furniture Btore 1024 Main- Street
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Groceries ,
"Slaters" (three stores)—.-, , Hutings, Oranvllle and Main Streets
Vancouver Co-operative ^..,......'...-, .'..41 Pender street West
S. T. WaHa.ce -;.:  :,;. 118 Hastings Street West
Hatters
Calhoun's, Ltd ... .........*,...—„..0i~,Hastings Street East
Hotels
Central Hotel  -. — ..............42 Cordova Street East
Jewelers      "
O. B. Allan ?480 Granville, Street
Masseurs, Etc
M. F. Eby, B.A, M.E., ....;. J". .- .....998 Broadway West
| Musical Instruments
jSwttzer Bros ——— :.i.—Sll Haatings Street West
Optometrists
J. H. Hooley ™  : 884-826 Birks Building
Morris Optical Co. .'. I : 648 Qranvllle Street
Overalls ahd Shirts
"Big Horn" Brand. ! (Turnor Beeton ft Co, Victoria, B, a)
Printers and Engravers
Cowan ft Brookhouse  -..——Labor Temple
(Mlund Dibble ....  — , —Tower Building
Solicitors
Morris Soskln..
.,316 Standard Bank Building
Taxi Service
Stanley Steam Taxi Co _   384 Abbott Street
Theatres and Movies
Empress      Orpheum   ....._—.... Pant' ges
(Ed. Note—There was a bye-,
eleotlon in Ilford, England, recently. The government candidate wae
elected, The following article,
from the London Nation will give
some idea of the reason for the
government's victory, and at the
same time a sidelight on that aeo-
tlon of the people, which rightly or
wrongly is named the "Middle
Class.") i
ILFORD la not a olty or an Illusion or a. dream.. It is a civilization,, or, rather, a piece of a
clvillatlon, artificially delimited by
the caprice of men who draw boundaries between one similar street
and another. And when it speaks,
that clvillutton speaks, Just as similar Instruments, tuned to a almUar
pitch, 'v.n give out the aame note
whenever tested. AU the streets
are tue same. All the Uttle villas
with front and back gardens are
the eame. The furniture inside
and the cultivation outside are the
same. And the same also the mental furniture and cultivation, alike
in the Residence and the front and
back gardens of the mind. All the
pleasant, affable little men aad women that live there have the aame
manner of life, the aame attitude
towards lltt_ the eame oomblned
cowardice and courage In face ot
life, with the aame fundamental refusal te face Ute Itself. Tou ean
imagine breaking oft a chunk of
Ilford Juat as yeu break oil a
chunk of a wasp's neat or honeycomb when the beea er wasps have
gone. Ton can Imagine that being
exhibited tor the curiosity ot eome
wondering new rhoe two thousand
year* hence, Juat as the Uttle cells
and dwelling places of Pompeii oan
be exhibited today. And you oan
Imagine a collection to reveal the
kingdom ot the mind ot those who
once populated these symmetrical
streets. Here waa the station which
took them away by the railway ln
tha morning and brotrght them
back at. night. Here the shops
where they bought similar products,
manufactured ln bulk on a pattern,
to eat, to drink, to wear, to display
on the walls and floors ot their
houses, and to rest ln the end in
the standard, polished, brass-hand-
Ide coffins, in which they were all
burled. Here again, would be
specimens ot the town hall in
which their civic lite was carried
on, a life ln which they took little
Interest or pride. And here the
drinking fountain or clack tower
commemorating Queen Victoria, or
good King Edward, or some local
speculative builder who had be
come mayor and "developed" the
town, or the mon who had fallen
in the great war. And here would
be -the schools for their children,
rising like towers out of the maze
of two-stoyeyed buildings which
formed their homes. And the
places of jumbled architecture almost Indistinguishable ln design,
and even in opinion, in which, under the titles of varloua religious
bodies, they worshipped, or acquiesced In the worship of the god of
their fathers. On the one elde waa
the park, ln which, their worship
completed, they strolled on Sundays on their one day of leisure,
through avenues arranged with
shrubs and appropriate flowers.
Here, on other evenings, their children played games suitable to the
season, until the hour arrived when
they, too, commenced to journey
by the Oreat Eastern Railway
backwards and forwards ln and out
of Ilford for the remainder of their
Uvea This for 48 or 50 weeks of
the year1. . You may have, as a
separate exhibit, the place to which
they went when they were free ln
the remaining period; a Claoton or
a Margate, which was, ln effect, an
Ilford by the Sea; where they stayed ln the same little houses ln the
same little streets and gazed at
the same shops selling tive same
standards of goods; where they
read tha same newspapers and listened to the same musical selections, and looked at the sea; tamed
abroad, as all the rest of their lives
they looked upon nature tamed ut
home.
But for the railway, with Its
three commodious stations, Ilford,'
Seven Kings, Goodmayes, each re-
presentating a slightly Increasing
grade of respectability' because
slightly less remote from its birth
at the .hands of the speculative
builder, Ilfbrd would never have
existed at all. And but' for that
free trade'in commerce and Industry which made London the centre,
whore all the accounts of the world
were kept and all the shipping and
banking, and exchange transac-
actlons of the world effected, no If-'
fords would ever have existed at
all. This ls not to vindicate free
trade.     It   Is "to   explain   Ilford.
Every morning  that  progeny  of
free trade;  th* city st London,
eucks ln from aU the Ittords overcrowded tralnloads, hurrying rapid)- V
ably and dingily garbed human be- 1
ings..    They   spread    themselve* _\
from attlo to underground cellar,
with  nlmbleness   aad   apparently
without repugnance, to spend this1".
best part of their daya In copying*'
other men's letter!, adding up other* f
men's accounts,, or distributing, iu
vast numbers, ln written or printed
instructions, the requests and demands of other men for the alteration of universes whloh they have'
never known.   Every evening they
trample their way baok  again  to
Ilford.   And the evening and morning ara one day.   They are all
either olerke ln banks'or shipping
companies, or chartered accountants, or insurance officials.    And
they ate all rearing ohlldren to be
Insurance   officials,,   or   chartered
accountants, or clerks in banks or
shipping offices.
Their period of articulate speech
Is the time spent between their
place et work and their place of
'sleep. And also in the midday Interval when they crowd into underground eating houaea and play
dominoes or discuss the affairs of
the world after a limited lunch.
At these times the public opinion
of the Ilford* ts formed, and they
denounce the government aad denounce the Labor leaders, and the
mor* vigorous of them denounce
both. And Just at one time they
thought that Lloyd Qeorge was the
limit, and another tlm* that th*
Kaiser wu the limit, and at another, when the Dally Mall denounced Kitchener, that th* Dally
Mall wa* the limit, so lately they
hav* thought Smillie (whose name
they pronounce tq rhyme with
chilly) the limit; though now that
the eoal strike may he settled, they
think there may be some good ln
"Smlliy" after all.
What would happen If the nerve-
cord of the Qreat Eastern Railway
waa suddenly severed remains conjectural. What would happen It
London no more provided payment,
however Inadequate, for bank
clerks and chartered accountants
and Insurance officials, still more
conjectural. Ilford can make nothing with its hand*. It has no
capacity for sustained thought It
takes Its opinions fr'om the newspapers and Journals which gain
success ln its service, and Its opinions and the work of'the editors
of-these spirited publications act
and react the one against the other,,
each mildly Inflaming the other. ;
So that Ilford all unconsciously'
helps to make the verdict of these
these newspapers help to make
the verdict of Ilford. Its.
chief aim has been to abolish:
the old disturbing element* that
confuae and trouble human life,
even, the three disturbing elements
of th* Lucretlan philosophy—the'
doings of kings, the passion of love,
the nature of the gods. It la willing to settle down, making no extravagant demanda on the universe
lf only the universe will let lt live
In peace. If lt can escape the
earthquake, the pestilence and the
flre, and Just hog on through life
tilling its-allotment*—lt taut oul-
tlver son Jardin—It ls willing to
pay the prioe of abandonment of
all life's difficult achievement; the
large unrest whloh carries men to
the heights and depths, the wonder and experience of the mysteries of life and death, and the amazing ways of men. It only asks that
thia compact may be fulfilled by
any unseen and now but dimly
apprehended ruler of human destiny. And It wtll gladly fulfil Its
haf. of the bar'galn, drifting through
three score years and ten with revolt and high ecstasy alike rejected,
and raising up children themselves
to drift through a simitar' universe
of security and routine.
This particular Ilford has recently been challenged by a parliamentary election, and mon and women have appeared ln lta streets,
telling incredible stories of kingdoms remote'and alien; of what ls
happening ln Poland, and, in Iceland; of huge tides hnd tempests
which are tormenting humanity.
Inford has listened—such Is the
universal testimony—^lth respect
tnd nut without curiosity to these
tangled* tales. But Ilford, In the
main, as ln past similar challenges,
Is concerned with none of .'these
things. It is true that lt ha* been
through the experience ot the
great war*whero Its young men
volunteered almost to a man, and
fought magnificently; and their sisters, for the first time, went to
work Instead of their brothers, by
the Qrest Eastern Railway, in the
cellars and attics et the city of
Would Not Publish
It/Vfter  Copy Waft
Supplied
J. Harrington and S. Earp
Speakers at Large
Meeting
(By B. tf. et C. Correspondent)
By the time this appear* in
print, the hum and excitement of
another eleotlon will hav* died
away. Th* victors, proud nnd
happy, -W.IU be muoh sought after.
Th* defeated candidate*, with at
leaat ft sense 0t Importance, due
to * new-won notoriety, will rap-
Idly disappear into that obscurity
trom whloh they came.
Th* SociaUst Party ot Canada,
win or lose, will hav* no regret*.
Th* campaign haa beea worth th*
effort* made, and much, good litar-
atur* and sound educational propaganda has been distributed.. The
dally press hav* not given muoh
space to report* of our meeting*
aent In, even when they had aaked
tor copy. Below can be seen a report of one of our meetings, whloh
wa* sent In the Daily Provinoe,
and Vanoouver World. A three-
Inch paragraph was all that appeared as a result. However, this
can be taken as a compliment to
the Socialist Party, and th* position to whloh they hold fast
In comparison with th* audiences in evidenoe at the various
political meetings held to this city
during the past few weeks; ft well-
attended meeting was oa hand at
the Pender hall Thursday, Nor. 25,
Two' ot Ae candidates ot the
Socialist Party of Canada—S.
Earp and J. Harrington—were the
speakers for the evening.
B. Earp opened his address by
pointing out that there was yet an^
other week to go through before
election day, and after that day
there would doubtless be a certain
amount ot jubilation ln the
ranks both of the master olass and.
the -working class; and, of course,
the latter will take their defeats
hs they usually do, with a certain
amount ot indifference. The questions being put up to the electors
newspapers, and the writers ptfafre very small, and of no vital in-
"■        "   "~ ' "" -terest ln face of the more menac
ing problem that is coming Into
view on the industrial field. Beyond the well-staged meetings of
the Liberal and Conservative parties ln thia city, there is a noticeable spirit of indifference amongst
the meetings In outside places.
However, the Socialist Party doea
not oome before the electorate as a
vote catching party,  so  much ae
Card of Thanks
*
To the Electors of Vancouver:
As thc candidate leading at the polls for the City
of Vancouver, I wish to express my sincere thanks
for the honor which the citizens of Vancouver have
conferred upon me.
•
I assume it a compliment to my efforts during my
recent term of offlce that I should be returned with .
such a majority, and can assure the people of British
Columbia that I will strive to the uttermost to prove
worthy of their trust.
MARY ELIiEN (MBS. RALPH) SMITH.
Card of Thanks
Electors of Vancouver: •
I thank tho electorate for the generous support
given me on "Wednesday, and the workers, whose
untiring efforts contributed to the result.
I give them my pledge that I will work unremittingly to the end that Liberalism shall triumph
over selfishness and greed.
' M. A. MACDONALD.
London, and greatly enjoyed the
experience. And their fathers and
mothers worked on the land and ln
gardens to produce food, and were
consumed day an night with a
great anxiety. It ts true, also, If
the old symbols of massacre were
revived, there Is not one of these
Uttel tree-lined streets of bow-windowed houses which would not re-.
veal the red crosses of sacrifice. It
ts true, also, that from some far-
off region from which the war was
produced, discomfort is now produced, and a continual rise in
prices provides as much astonishment and alarm as the continual
rise of the ocean must have astonished and alarmed primitive people
in the ancient deluges of ths world
in srhich they were all destroyed.
But faced with th« challenge,
the great bulk of Ilford passes back
from the argument of the moment
and even from the experience' of
the moment, to the Blow built-up
convictions of a lifetime. Ilford
hates and despises the working-
classes, as all Ilfords hate and despise tho working classes. Ilford
hates and despises them, partly because It has contempt of them,
and partly because it has fear of
them. It has established its standard of a civilization, modest In
demand Indeed, In face of life's
possibilities, but very tenacious ln
Its maintenance of Its home and
garden, its clean street, and decent
olothing, and agreeable manner's
and ways. Just on its borders,
and always prepared seemingly* to
engulf lt, are those great masses of
humanity which accept none of Us
standards, and maintain life on a
totally different plane. Its apprehensions and disgust are similar to
thut which occurs ln all similar
conflict of ideals; botwoen the white
and tho negro in the Southern
States of America, or even between
the white and yellow and black In
the Eastern Arlicipclagos. Labor
only enters lta kingdom as a coal
supply, rondered ever more limited
and expensive by the insatiable de-
iTiand of coal miners to work short
hfinrs for Immense wages; or as the
.Increase of its necessary season
ticket to "town." owing to the demand of the railway workers for
,htgher pay ;or as the plumber,
,yiho is unable to mend Its jerry-
ikullt houses; or the bricklayer,
who refuses tp build any alternatives. In such case, although it
:has damned the government, and
damned Labor alike, the appeal of
government against Labor can destroy among the majority the ap-
rpeal of Labor against government.
>For it Is chiefly opposed to government when that government Is
Vtruckllng to Labor." Labor represents for it literally the flgure
Ot the Bolshevik of the cartoons,
an unwashed, ill-dressed, truculent
Immigrant from the neighboring
Labor cities tearing up the troe-
avenues of Its streets, trampling on
Its (lower beds, thrusting Its
clumsy feet through the bow windows and aspidistra of ItB front
drawing r'ooms. In face of such a
vision, it falls back on,the protection of government wltn"somethlng
of the same Bpirit as the Psalmists
of old, In their uncertain praise of
a possibly angry Ood, proclaiming
hopefully, "Ye are the people of
His pasture and the sheep of His
bond." For government, at worst,
protects ths hutch, the kennel, and
the safe feeding ground; and life
ls a hazardous and dtfllciilt busl-
••s outiide
to cany on the educational campaign that haa been In progress In
this country during the past sixteen years. The outcome of thli
election Is of no gteat moment,
outside of tbe extension of our propaganda. Tba material condition!
of Uf* today were compelling the
workers: to take more Interett lu
the matters tbat affected them. A
comparison between the conditions
that existed prior to, during and
after the great war, as well aa the
advertised stories of destitution
and suffering In the Central European states, whicb wae even spreading to France and Oreat Britain,
were matters that were becoming
everyday knowledge. The compulsory labor enforced by law during
the period of war had now entirely disappeared, and the hunting
for the Job waa more In evidence.
The conditions ln the United States
were not very optimistic from the
wage workers point of view, after
the somewhat unique position they
occupied amongst the tollers of the
world until only recently. The
overttocked markets of the world,
and the financial embarrassments
of the leading industrial nations,
were indications of the impasse
Into which the capitalist syitem
waa leading. What action tbe
workera were going to take ln their
days of extremity depended to a
great extent on the knowledge they
possessed. Even in Canada, with a
small population, and vait riches,
the question of wdrry over tbe future vaat nol by any meant banished from the minds of * vaat
number of tho' people.
J. Harrington opened up hit address with tbo (act that being a
candidate, brings a full mall bag ot,
questions from all sorts of Individ
ualt wbo don't generally writo to
the exponents of the principles of
Scientific Socialism. The Navy
League of Canada had not overlooked our candidate!, and tbey
bad a beautiful little book giving
ua the opportunity to express eur
opinions on the need of a navy f of
Canada. As a work of art, It compere! favorably with the' splendid
pamphlets issued by the Russian
Soviet government. Thli pamphlet hss the astounding information
that "HS created the sea; ENGLAND keep! lt FREE." (Note the
predominating power.) When we
were at war, wo needed protection
from the Hun, but the Navy
League says we need this navy so
that our merchants may carty
their good! to any part of the
world, and not be afraid about receiving payment for them. It is
well for the working people to understand this frankness. The late
Sir Richard McBride once asked
Ottawa how they expected us to
pr'otect the Western Coast with
two battleships? He had an idea
we wanted to project our coast.
Ho was mistaken, it was wanted to
protect our commerce,
The Hospital Association was another group that wanted to know
what we thought about their troubles. It ts very remarkable that
this humanitarian institution
breathes no spirit of idealism ln
its literature to our politicians
They tell ui that you cannot get
100 per cent, efficiency In produc
tion If you have only 6.0 per cent
health. The appeal of the hospital
then to the politician is to keep
the individual slave and the collective slave In a position of 100 per
cent health, not for humanitarian
purposes, but tn order to get 100
per oent result! ln Industry. No
Idealism or humanltartanlsm;
every proposition Is laid down In
economlo termi. Every communication we have received has been
set down in economlo terms, and
can be wen at our headquarters,
but listen to them, and what a
different atory.
If we are elected to Victoria, It
will be by a fluke, and we will be
representing people who do not
want us Xbeta, and immediately we
started in to do anything on the
proposition we stand for, they
would be dissatisfied with us, and
that will be unfortunate for us, It
ls a very noticeable fact that the
military officer! who are running
on the old party tickets, steer clear
of alt reference to the wai*, and
it may be as well to bear in mind
the disastrous results that befell
all the warriors who ran In the
United States elections—they were
absolutely snowed under. The
speaker then dealt with the minute care with which the worker
keeps tab on the smallest actions
of any number' of his class who
happens to get thrudt Into a position of Importance; 1. e„ a position
they think makes the individual
more important thnn themselves.
The scandals of the expert politicians cause the worker a Joy that
he never seems to get over his own
representatives so-called lapses
from morality or honesty, The
business of the workor1 is to work.
He Kas nothing to do with stealing—he is not a stealer, but a
worker—let the other fellow attend to his own particular calling.
The working class keep an eye on
every nickel they part with to any
individual who has the ear marks
of being a worker, but thoy part
so willingly with millions to tho
C. P. R., the Grtuiby kitting outfit
In a process that looks 'to them
quite reasonable.
In no part of the world's history,
for any very lengthy period, has
an Individual leas powerful than
another made thatoindlvidua! produce wealth for him or givo him
that wealth. The only peoplo who
havo ever done ao wete Induced
to do so undei1 coercion, It was
always the strong who preyed upon
the weak, and lho race was always
to tho swift. Tho slave was a thing
apart from the unit, and those who
kopt him in his pluce wero a thing
apart from society (the individual
who stood with arms In., hand to
keep the slave to his tusk.) Thc
arms were always in thc hands of
the master. Under civilization today, the arms are In the hands of
wage workers.
The meeting last Sunday was
one of tho largest that wus ever
held at the Empress theatro. J.
Smith and J. Harrington were the
speakers. Sunday next, Dec. 5, tlie
speakers will be the candidates who
will give theft* views on tho result
of the election.
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To the Electors:
. take this means of expressing my appreciation
of the support accorded me at the polls Wednesday,
and to aay that I will try in every way possible to
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J. W. deB. FABBIS,
Attorney-QeneraL
Seattle—Warlike statements featured the visit here of tho joint
congressional committee on naval
affairs, which will have much to
say regarding thc millions to bc
spent tn developing Immense defence flystcms in the Puget Sound
regions. Congressman Fred. A.
Brltton, Illinois, declared that the
time wilt come whon America will
bo called upon to hold her own
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HART SCHAFFNER & MARX SUITS REDUCED
TO $44.50
Men, you are offered here an exceptional bargain—genuine Hart Schaffner & Marx Suits; for Men and Young
Men, featuring that superb style and consummate cut for
which Hart Schaffner & Marx are famous. In pure, soft
"virgin" wool. Replar $75 models. Sale price.„..$44.50
54 Only Boys' Suits Reduced to $8.95
' Mothers, this is an extra special—a sweeping reduction to below half price. Beautiful pure wool suits
—tweeds and navy serge. Exclusively cut and splendidly tailored; seams double sewn. Pants have four
pockets, belt loops and Governor fasteners. Begular $16 and $18 superfine suits. Sizes 24 to 35. Sale
price    , $8.95
Men's and Young Men's Overcoats
Reduced to $24.50
Big, handsome- Overcoats in heavy weight pure woo/,
single and double-breasted models. Including the full
and easy raglan with full, swinging lines, and the big,
double-breasted motoring ulster. Begular $35 and $40
. Overcoats.   Sale price .— $24.50
Copyright 1920 Hart Scliaffner & Mara       —
Hart Schaffner & Marx Overcoats
Reduced to $35.00
You know the splendid lines of a Hart Schaffner &
Marx Overcoat—its wonderful eut, and the thick,
pure wool it's made of. Here's Men's and Young
Men's Overcoats, single and double-breasted j regular $55 to $60 Hart Schaffner & Marx models. Salo
price $35.00
Young Men's Suits Reduced to $22.50
Keenly cut Suits in pure wool. Newest weaves and
patterns! single and double-breasted styles; full of
"pep" and "go," but not extreme. Tip-top regu-
lar $35 Suits.   Sale prioe $22.60
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Reg. |50, sale price ...125.00
Reg. 940, sale prlce....$10.00
Reg. 130, sale Jrice....»15.00
Ret. Ill, Hie price....$42.S0
Reg. ITB, sale price....$37.50
Reg. $66, sale price... $32.60
MEN'S OVERCOATS
All the newest models and
fabrics,
Reg. 110, sale price... $.10.00
Reg. Ill sale prlce....$27.50
Reg. 110, sale price....125.00
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A choice assortment of
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BOYS* SUITS AND OVERCOATS
In. smart juvenile styles and hard
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CRKDIT  STORE OPPOSITE   PROVINCE
VOLUNTEER ARMY OF
THUO ADVENTURERS
Anti-, Bolshevik Army Was Composed of Plunderers and
Mob of Murderers
Scott Littell, a well known war
correspondent, who has just returned from Southern Russia, says:
"The truth about tho volunteer
army opposed to the BolBhevik
never has been told. But when the
real story Is written It will be found
to be a record of courage and endurance on one hand, and on the
other a shameful tale of bribery,
; corruption, stupidity and blundering, and of cr'uelties and atrocities
unsurpassed evon by the Soviet
troops."
But when Correspondent Littell
has said this he has only described
what wur generally Is, made some-
whnt worse In this case by the fact
that the volunteer army was made
up chiefly of adventurers who had
no great principles at stake but
rather the motive of personal gain
either*by plundering or by grants
of land or concessions ln case of
victory.
WILL FRANCE OCCUPY
THE RUHR BASIN?
German and French Capitalists Will
Block Socialization—Miners
WIU Strike.
(By The Federated Press)
Now Tork.—Persistent .reports
that France Intends to send troops
to occupy the Ruhr basin, havo
caused an investigation by the International Federation of Trado
Unions, according to a despatch to
the New York Globe.
Leon Jouhaux, president of the
French General Federation of Labor, who helped make the investigation, has returned to Franco with
the report that If French troops
occupy the Ruhr, there will be an
Immediate strike of the coal miners
there.
"We aro convinced that French
occupation of the Ruhr' basin Is
greatly desired by the German capitalists, particularly the group led by
Hugo Stlnnes," Jouhaux said.
"Why? because suoh occupation
would end the project for socializing the mines. We were able to see
that the German employers are
counting on the entente aoldiers to
aid them In their reactionary
plans."
In vlew^ of the fervid exhortation In behalf of destitute Europe,
attention has been called to the official announcement by' the Red
Cross at Washington, November
18, that 700 tone of food, clothing
and medicines were put to the
torch ln the Crimea on November
18. Some two weeks earlier the
Bed Cross at Washington assured
tho Federated Press that it was
anxious to carty relief into Soviet
Russia. Its later announcement
sayB that that the 700 tons of supplies were burned up to keep the
people of Soviet Russia from getting them after Baron Wrangels
army was beaton.
St. John's, Nfld.—Dock workers
horo have struck for Increased
wages and have tied up the loading
of coal for the use of the Newfoundland Railway.
Tl
Retribution Waits on the
Banks Opposed to Nonpartisan League
Washington.—Punishment, swift
and crushing, has' fallen upon,
the reactionary - forces who put
through an amendment- to cripple
the Bank of North Dakota and
thus to injure the Nonpartisan
league.
Fourteen private banks, ownefl
in most instances by enemies of
the Nonpartisan league, failed and
closed their doors ' within three
weeks after theTaw was amended
so that communities hostile to the
league could withdraw their public'
funds from the Bank of North
Dakota These bankers, like their
ilk the world over, held the tbrny-
ers in their clutches by means of
loans, which for seyeral years had
accumulated because of crop fall
ures, etc. This year the crop was
exceptionally good and the bankers looked forward with glee to the
cleaning up 0f the farmers funds,
hut pricts for farm products sud-
uemy took.u slump, and railroad
rates Increased, so the farmers refused to sell at the ruinously low
figure because lt meant, further
debts to the banking . Interests.
The banks could not collect, the
State Bank of North'Dakota, or*-
ganized this year by the farmers-
labor government ' ,coiild have
saved the situation by loans to the
banks, but refused to do'so because the banking interests had
been very active trying to cripple
the State Bank and were expected
to make further attempts in the
future. Hence there was only one
thing for the private banks to do
—close their doors—and this they
did.
ICAN L
Delegates of Half Million
Workers Begin New
Movement
(By Helen Augur)
(Staff Correspondent for the Federated  Press)
Now York.—Delegates fr'om half
a million organized workers, Nov.
24, enunciated the first clear demand for the resumption of trade
with Russia, which has come out
of the American Labor movement,
when they adopted resolutions calling for the lifting of the blockade ngainst Russia, and for the
organization of a nation-wide
movement to force a new policy toward the Soviet Republic on the
part of thq State department.
The 600 delegates, who represented about 100 New York unions,
elected an executive committee of
25 empowered to carry on the flght
for Russia's life Into the Western
States, and pledged moro than
$2000 for Immediate expenses. The
nieeting was called by a temporary
trade union organization, the American. Humanitarian Labor Alliance.
The impression whioh speakers
and audience shared was of onc of
a great country, in dire need of
food, clothes, machinery and ovory
product of modern labor, while in
America factories and shops and
warehouses are closing one after
the other. In order to solve tho
problem of unemployment and
want looming in America, Labor
must, by its own power, force the
opening of the grent Russian mai-
kot. speaker aftei' speaker declared.
Timothy Healy, International
president of thc Stationary Firemen's Union, who returned tuts
weok from England,' where ho attended the Brltith Trades Union
Congress as tho representative of
the American Federation of Labor,
was applauded when he declared
that American Labor was far behind European and Bngllsh Labor
ln its realization of the Heed for
friendship with Russia. Reading
extracts from the report ot thc
British Labor1 delegation to Russia,
he said: "These sentiments have
the approval of workers In every
industrial nation of the world, except the American Federation of
Labor." It ls a shame."
James Mouer; president of the
Pennsylvania State Federation of
Labor,- which, had taken action
similar' to that of the delogate
body, pledged his aid to the movoment for lifting thc blockade. "In
Russia there are 180,000,000 peoplo suffering because they are living the ideals which America entered the war for and abandoned,"
said   Joseph   Schlossberg,   general
LARGEST MEN'S -STORE IN THE WEST
Driving Away With tke Greatest Men's Clothing
Sale the West Has Ever Known
Men's.Suits at
HALF PRICE
Hundreds of models—styMs for men and young men-
all backed for quality and workmanship by Dick's guarantee. If it isn't what youwant, bring it back. You pay
thc actual half price.
All Lines of Men's Furnishings
Clearing Below Wholesale Cost
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IN
Some  Insight Into  the
Reign of Terror Being
Indulged In
(By Paul Hanna)
(Staff Correspondent for the Fed'
ei-ated Press)
Washington—Not one witness
thus far has volunteered to appear
before the American Commission
on Ireland with evidence to refute
or extenuate the atrocities attributed to armed British forces in
Ireland. Many invitations have
been sent to known opponents of
Irish freedom, both in this country
and ln Great Britain, without res
ponse from any of them.
Meanwhile stories of whloh the
following aro typical, are being recounted by Irish town officials, and
by Americans lately returned from
Ireland.
Mrs. Agnes B. King, of Irbnton,
Ohio, went to Ireland In July to
visit the birthplace of her parents.
Between then and September, she
visited some fifty towns. In all
but one town, the terror was being
practiced on the population. Unable to endure the .continuous
night firing: in the streets of Cork
by the "Black and Tan" Constabulary, she fled with' her daughter
and niece to the town of Bantry,
just ln time to encounter the following tragedy there:
Shooting the Defenceless
Constabulary went at night to
the home of a widow to seize her
son, suspected of being a member
of the IriBh Volunteers. The son
they wanted was away fr'om home,
'on the run" for his life, when
the soldiery entered. Through the
lad's uplifted hands the soldiers
fired, killing him before hla mother's eyes.
Mrs. King fled next to Qalway,
where there had boen no disorders,
and where even the curfew was not
in force, and took refuge in a hotel frequented by British officers.
Bofore the hotel two Black and
Tans walked up and down together, ln the presence of many citizens, including a woman and three
children. Suddenly one of the constables opened flre on the crowd.
A boy fell with a shattered leg. A
young man sprang for'ward to disarm tho thug, but fell mortally
wounded a moment later. Two
shots from somewhere behind hlin
killed the murderer.
Mostly Young Irishmen
That night the Black and'Tans
loosed the terror ln Galway. A
lad named Quirck, "on the rUn"
from Cork, was dragged from his
shelter to the scene of the shooting described above, and there
riddled with bullets,, all flred Into
his abdomen. Quirck dinggid his
disemboweled body on Ins hands
to his own doorstep, and there
gave up the ghost.
Mrs. King stood beside somc^
Englishmen in the hllcl lobby
when the thug who flred the flrst
shot was Identified after his death.
"My God! That Is my"brother:"
exclaimed one of the Englishmen.
Late one night the American
women was awakened by the cry:
Halt! Hands up! Flre!" In the
courtyard below her window, Mrs.
King could see nobody. Again the
cry rang out, "Halt! Hands up!
Fire!" A third time the fearsome
command was repeated, this time
very near.
Quite distracted, Mrs. King ran
from her room and appealed to
the clerk of the hotel, a woman.
"It ls all all right," tho woman
soothed her guest; "in the room
next yours thefe ls a boy 'on the
run.' In his nightmares he always keeps shouting: 'Halt! Hands
up!   Fire!*"
feven Animals Must Suiter
Another witness told of reprisals against a farmor suspected of
having given shelter to men "on
the run" from town to town lo escape the king's soldiery. Fr'om,
their army lorry Black nnd Tan
constables daBhed into his Holds,
and cut tho tails oft six steers. Tho
tortured animals had to bs killed
at once.
"Do the Blaok and Tans burn
and loot Indiscriminately, or do
they select the homes of Republican sympathizers?" a manlier of
the Committee asked of John Der>
ham, of Balbriggan. "Thoy plok
the homes of Republicans better
than I could do It myself," replied
Derham, whose home was covered
with petrol and burned to the
ground while he, his wife and
threo daughters Btood hands up
before the gunmen.
At the press table a Boston corespondent turns to a colleague.
'Do you remember how the cables
*erc burned up a few months ago
with" British accounts of German
atrocities in Belgium?" ho asks.
The other smiles grimly. "Yes,
that's what my wife was srylng
last night," he answers.
Brindell Cleaned Up
Million Dollars
(Continued from page 1)
the council as well as the Building
Trades Employers' Association,
could break lt. Similarly Independent employers were caught between
two great forces,' labor aB managed
by Brindell and the big employers'
group which was unconcerned
about the smaller fry.
Despite the public scandal and
the charges brought against him,
Brindell still has the backing of
hts little picked group of "business
agents" whom he forcod the unions
to elect for three years at a minimum, salary of $75.a week. The
big leaders of the American Federation of Labor have not repudiated Brindell.
Everett, Wash.—Pat Cantwell, a
member of the I. W. W., has been
found guilty here of violation of
the state criminal syndicalism law,
after a trial lasting more than a
week. The prosecution was based
on the contention that the defendant was a member and organizer
'it the I. W. W.
secretary of the Amalgamated
Clothing Workers of America, who
haB Just returned from Europe.
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Garment Workers to Consider Amalgamation
at Conference
(By the Federated Press)
New Tork.—Organization of the
garment workers of the United
States Into one great alliance will
he perfected at a convention to be
held ln this city December 6. .according to plans Just announced by
Benjamin Schlesinger, president
of the International Garment
Workers. The chief unions which
will comprise tho new alliance will
be the International, the Amalgamated Clothing Workers, the
United Cloth Hat and Cap Workers, the International Fur Workers'
Union, and possibly the Journeymen Tailors' Union and the United
Garment Workers.
Decision to call the December
conference was made at the quarterly conferenco of the International, which has Just ended in Baltimore. Among other important decisions, the general executive board
authorized the opening of co-opera,
tivo factories to demonstrate the
ability of the workers to control
their Industry, at the same time
producing superior clothing at
low prices. New York or Chicago
will be chosen as the scene of the
experiment, it Is believed.
Declaring that tho present campaign by the clothing manufacturers to cut wages and stretch hours,
was caused by their own ruinous
profiteering during the war.
Schlesinger said that his union was
perfectly willing to "readjust"
wages If the manufacturers would
allow the workers In turn to readjust thcir profits. "Why should
only wages be readjusted?" he
asked.
New York—Tho statoment in the
House of Commons by Premier
Lloyd George that America Is experimenting on deadly war gases ls
fully bore out by the facts. The
United States government, lt Is understood, will not agree to abolish
poison gas as part of Its military
system, ln the next war,'Unltod
States soldiers will all carry packages of poison gas as part of their
equipment.
Olve a little encouragement to
our advertisers.
Milwaukee.—"I have become a
Socialist and will be the Labor -
party candidate for Parliament -
from Nottingham at the next ion- i
eral election," declared Norman 1
Angell, world famous paciflst, tn an '
Interview here.
Patronize Fed Advertisers.
B. F, Jones, M. D., noted Eye
Specialist, says 00 per cent, of
all eye trouble to due to
spinal causes.
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