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>UVEg, B. CftltlDAY,  SEPTEMBER 26,1913.
(In Vaaeoai
Wh$re ther$ isthe few ofwaist,
happiness: Sodetfcm never Knowpe.
suggestion of popert)/ has been aho!
Labor's task) let no man shrink from
pan be no
is is
Employers A
Legality of Picketing to Be Determined By Iminent Conn-
gel Without Delay.
'Foreign" Western fuel Oo, to
Otter Better Terms If Miners
Will Renounce U.M.W. of A,
Mr. Frank Farrington, U. M. W. of
A. officer In charge of the Vancouver
Island atrlke situation, was In Vancouver Wednesday, for tha purpose of
consulting with ' counsel concerning
tbe legality of picketing,
Mr, Farrihgton feels that Drat of
all, a decision should be secured as'
to the status of the law In this respect,
Inasmuch as one of their cousel at
Nanalmo during the past wuk gave
.the Court an undertaking to comp.ly
with the law, which, of course, does
not necessarily mean the stoppage of
picketing, It there Is no existing law
or Privy Council ruling to the contrary.
After consultation with counsel and
a thorough Investigation u to Privy
Council decisions and Canadian laws
relative to picketing, the officers tn
charge of the strike will determine
what steps shall be taken,
Meantime tbe offlcen are watching
the attitude of the courts towards
those already .Incarcerated and the
new developments which are being
brought to light from day to day, not
the least of which is the cue of Mr.
Israel I. Rublnowltx, wbo was thrown
Into prison last Tuesday afternoon,
along with two miners with whom
Mr. Rublnowltx wu conversing on
the streets of Nanalmo.
Big Coneeulon to U. M. W. of A.
Mr. Farrington was, Informed before
leaving Nanalmo, that Mr. Stockett
manager of the Western Fuel Co., has
ln course cf preparation an agreement,
which he proposes submitting to the
minera of the Coal City, which lt is
alleged will provide even better wages
and conditions than those embodied
ln the recent agreement signed by the
U. M. W. of A, with tbe Jingle Pot
Mr. Farrington regard! thli u a
splendid victory, for the mine workers, especially In view of the emphatic
position previously taken by the Western Fuel Company {hat lt wu already
baying the best wages and giving the
best conditions on tbe western continent, Mr. Farrington, however,
fears that Mr. Stockett may be per
suaded not to go through with his
new proposal. This because Mr.
Stockett's friends are advising him
that it would be an evidence of weakness to make such a sweeping admission at this time of the Justification
the miners bad for demanding higher
wanes snd better working conditions.
Mr. Stockett, lt seems, Duds himself
ln this peculiar condition: He has
recommended to the exeoutlve officers
nf his company a certain line of action, embodied In the policy he hae
been following since May 1st Now
Mr. Stockett finds himself in tbe position of having to either recognise
the1 union or attempt to buy oft the
men with an even better wage scale
than that aiked by the union, aa the
latter only Insist upon the same terms
and conditions aa are' provided ln the
Jingle Pot agreement, a position
which probably places Mr. Stockett's
own Job In Jeopardy.
All Cumherlad Mine Work Unfair.
Mr. Robt Foster, president ot District 28, U. M. W. of A., wns also an
official visitor ln Vancouver on Wednesday.
Mr. Foster advises The Federationist that the local officers ln charge ot
the strike at Cumberland are complaining of continually having to return Unton Electrical Workers, Structural Iron Workers, Carpenters, Machinists, Linemen, and members of
other craft organisations, who seem
to be under the impression that they
can accept work in the strike zone
without being unfair to organised labor. Thls~ only Increases the difficulties of the union miners, and while
few of them actually go to work, lt
necessitates considerable vigilance on
the part of the mine workers which
could be wholly avoided If unionists
would keep better posted on the strike
Mr. Foster points out that, as all
unionists should know, the United
Mine Workers have been granted
complete Jurisdiction by the American
Federation of Labor over all men employed In and about the mines, *blch
certainly meant that where a itrlke!
Ib on, work such as mentioned above
should be left severely alone by union
- Mr, A. Shilland, secretary-treasurer,
District Association No. 0, Western
Federation of Miners, writes:
"There Is no great demand for labor
■-of any kind In'the Slocan at present.
The Rambler-Cariboo Mine near Three
Forks employ the biggest force (85
men) within the Jurisdiction, of this
Local, the others varying from 15 fi
30 men. During the early spring, when
the mines were-wet, one could get
work almost anywhere, as the men
were quitting quite frequently, but now
lt Is quite different, and while there I*
still an occasional opening, I could not
advise any one to come here."
Thu. Richardson to Speak Hire.
Mr. Thomu Richardson, labor member in the British House of Commons
for the constituency of Whitehaven,
left for Canada on the 20th Inst, Included in'his Itinerary Is Vancouver,
where he 1s to address a muting on
October 5, He Is an exceedingly versatile ipeaker on all subjects affecting
■ labor, and all Interested should not
miss the opportunity of hearing htm.
That the Employers' Association ot Vucouver tully realUel the deplorable itand taken hy the mining companies on Vancouver Island, ts
seen by the following circular: . .'-
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To Member* of tha Association:
The present is the time to emphasise the importance of maintaining
and augmenting tha atrength of the Employen' Association. In tlmu of
peace wa era prone ta lapu into a state of false security, but to any
thinking man the recent outrages In Nanalmo and vicinity muat bring
horns ta himself Mil dread thst these horrors mey at anytime ba repeated'
In thli city.
the appalling conditions In the out mining dlstriot neauelteted the
enforcement of martial law to enable the Provincial Pollute perform
their dutlu In maintaining order and in tha ufeguardlng of life end
' The foreign agitator hai thus sounded a alnliter warning that he la
succeeding In hla nefarious sfforta, •
The I. W, W, who while receiving many rebuffs and setbacks, Is
steadily progressing toward his anarchlstlo ends. Unlesi thli Indesorlb-
ible creature Is cheoksd wi may expect still further depredations Into
our lnduitrlil life for the benefit of this labor parasite.
The SOLE object of thli parasite Ii the disruption of established
bualnau. and NOT the uplift of the working man, who in reality dreadi
hli coming and wanti none of him,
Can you conceive of anything more hideous than the following outrage! perpetrated In your own Province within thirty milU of your own
"Women and ohlldren clubbed and driven Into the wood! to itarva.
"Homea robbed and deatroyed; Store! looted.
, "Provincial Government Police dlurmed, auaulted, humiliated and
driven out—Rebellion pure and ilmplel I
"Mining property burned and mlnu allowed to flood;
"Brldgea wreaked, Y
"24,000 round! of ammunition found Merited at Union Headquartera
"Private eltluna vlclouely auaulted.
"Dynamite bomb thrown Into a private dwelling, terribly maiming the
owner and nearly destroying the house containing five young children.
DO YOU REALlM the Incalculable lose sustained by tha whole com-
munlty during the continuance of this strlks?
And what was It all about 11 ,
Tha Employers' Assoclstlon of Vanuuver, B. C. '
Vancouver, B, C, August 2t, 1(11.
The circular asks: "Can you conceive of anything more hldeoua
thin the following outrage! perpetrated ln your own province within
thirty mile! of your own hornet" r;\< "
It concludu: "And what wu lt all about? Simply and aolely that
a labor union governed and controlled In the United States of America
should receive recognition In the Province of British Columbia."
Inasmuch as it li now a matter of common knowledge that tbe disastrous occurrences at Extension were Instigated by strike-breakers and
special police, the former armed by a foreign mining company, and the
latter by tbe government, the Employers' Association la JuBtly Indignant.
Especially In consideration of the fact that a good proportion of Vancouver li made up of unloni "governed and controlled In the United
When tt Is realized that1 the largest employers In this city, and Indeed
ln all Canada, recognise International unloni, the Association Is to be
commended for taking steps to prevent anything like the insane attitude
of the Western Fuel Co. being adopted elsewhere.
The Federatlonist gladly endorses any effort the Employers' Association may make towards bringing the recreant employers of Vancouver
Island to time, thus preventing further paralysis of the mining Industry
and damage to property.
Reference to the I. W. W, Is hard to undentand. Tbere are certainly no I. Wl W.'e among tbe members ot the U. M. W. of A.' It Is to
be hoped that memben of the I. W. W. have not sunk so low u td
accept employment u strike-breakers or special police. It the Employers' Association has knowledge of tbelr being so employed, no doubt
steps will he taken to get rid of them.
Combined  to  War  on Trades
Unionism, With Baton, Boyeott
and Bastile.
Mr. Larkin as Viewed by Old
Country Wsgsworksrs Not Mr.
■Larkin of "Windermere."
In view of the piffle cabled, by
"Windermere" to the Dally Province
lut Saturday, the following editorial
gether different light on the aubject:
"In Dublin employers and police
have hung together like serpents' eggs,
They are Jointly • responsible tor tbe
splashing with blood ot the Dublin
streets. They planned a combined
war on trade unionism, using for tbelr
evil purposes every wicked weapon—
the baton, tbe boycott, the bastile,
Organised labor, growing stronger
dally, gathering fresh faith and courage, apuklng more fearlessly to the
from the Dally Citizen throws sn alto,
sweater, must be crushed and killed
lut worse befall—that Is the heart
and inner meaning of these happenings,
"To many capitalists the world ts
hardly more than a bale of goods, a
pile of ledgers, a banking account; but
to thoae who are organised In the service of Labor, tbe world Is something
very different from that—It is a struggle to make life richer and bappler
for those who live now, and fairer
and freer for tbe long generations that
are to come. Dublin employers have
sensed no leu by Instinct than by
actual experience something of this
inevitable conflict, hence they have resolved to make war—war to the knife
—on all who refuse to flatter the rank
breath and Idolatries of wealth..
'Mr, Larkin being under lock and
key, the employers mi the air—and
the columns of the Times—with
stories of his 'Syndicalist' misdeeds.
W« might even shudder at this bold
bad man If they had sufficient imagination to vary the monotony of complaints hurd In every dispute, We
are told gleefully that 'Urklnlsm' li
to be smashed, This foolish talk
could only proceed from Imaginations
equal to that of an overfed lapdog
after dinner,   If they gibbeted  Mr.
Human Slaughter-Houss of P. O,
B. Railway Grade Camp
Above Newport.
Still Another Victim Meets Agonising Death, Termed "Aooi-
dsntal" By Obliging Jury.
Some.weeks ago The Federatlonist
endeavored to picture the frightful
conditions prevailing on the P. O. E.
railway grade above Newport Almost dally since tbat time Information
has been accumulating, brought personally by wronged and bilked employees, wholly corroborative of the
statements made.
This week the terribly mangled remains o( Oeorge Borboui were
brought to Vancouver, after an Inquest
had been held at Newport, which ot
course readily found a verdict of "accidental death."
The Injured young man never had a
chance for hia life, lt seems, for he
died an agonising death long before
medical aid arrived on the scene,
The deplorable lack of hospital facilities and of absolutely any attempt to
meet such emergencies, entitles the
P. 0. B, to representation u one of
the worst human slaughter-houses In
this province.
Meantime tbe "Labor Commission"-
Is still gallvantlng over the country,
carefully avoiding strike zones and
camps where such conditions as are
noted above ao openly and outrage-
ouily prevail,
Larkin—which many of them would be
very glad to do—they would limply
raise up a hundred others In his place.
For the real trouble is that the wage-
earners of Dublin has found tbelr
workaday world too full of thorns and
briers. They, too,-as well as tbe employers bave made resolutions—they
will do what In them lies to prevent
poverty and misery being for all time
the common Inheritance of the working class. And trade unionists' have
discovered that a threefold cord Ib not
easily broken."
i Join Ia Reeog-;
f Loyalty to Labor.
Express Mops Tbat Minen Will
Triuniph Over Dppotio
Biding Class.
Under a Special order, of busineu,
to discuss the Vsncouver Island mln-
' itrlke situation, the Tradu aad
Labor Congreu of Canada on Tuesday
lut unanimously Instructed the Executive Couhcll to und the following
telegrgH' to  Geo.  Pettigrew,  Inter'
nations! BoSrd Member ot the United
Mine Workere of America, now Incarcerated ln Bowser's bullpen, and which
prevented hli attending the convention u a representative of the miners:
Montreal, Sept 24.
Geo. Pettigrew,   .
Nanalmo,sB.- C:
Ths Tradea Arid Labor Congreu
of Canada, In convention assembled. In the: Olty of Montreal, extends to you the elnoerest regret
of 318 delegates, representing
80,000 wspSworkere directly, and
135,000 Indirectly, one fraternal
delegite from the British Tradu
Union Congreaa, repreeentlng jy
250,000 wagiworkera of , the
United Kingdom, and one fraternal delegate from tha American
Federation of Labor, repreeentlng
2,040,000 wage-workers of the
United 8tates, because Imprisonment In the jail at Nanaimo, B. C,
sb a defender of the rights of the
working elate,' prevents you from
attending:-thla convention is a
duly elected delegate.
We also tender our best wishes
for your triumph over the powers
against whieh ths United Mine
Workers of America are fighting
and expreu the hope that both
you and your Imprisoned comrades will be allowed that freedom which a deepotlc ruling class
have temporarily and foreibly
taken from you,
,.il. c. waiters;
'  ''!, Preeldent.
' v        ■'• /Secretary.:
... .,.- ..:•-■,    rffc-SD BANCROFT,,
' fh^jnean beno true Liberty that does not hayeas
its bum free access to the material means of cottfort
and wetlbeing. No man can be dependent upon (mother
for his means pfUfe and know ttie meaning of Liberty.
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At the requait of a number of
union officials, Mayor Baxter1
has completed arrangements
whereby the City Clerk'e office
will be kept open every evening
from now until the loth Inst.,
from 7:30 to 9:00 a'clock, for the
purpose of receiving applications
for the municipal voten' lilt
Every wage-earner, entitled, tb
vote at iuch elutiom In Vincouver, whose name Is not already on the Hat should avail
hlmaelf of the opportunity without delay.
Big Circulation Campaign,
The Federatlonist has a real surprise In store for Its readers next Issue.
Arrangements are all but completed
for the biggest thing ever tackled by
a labor paper In the way ot a circulation campaign. Watch for full-page
advt, ln the next ten-page Issue of The
Fed.  It will be a humdinger.
"Lunatics never organize."
Are you tired of being broke?
"While there Is lite tbere is hope."
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What has become of the special police, instructor at Nanaimo?
Open thine eyes to see,
Slave, and thy feet are free.
Thy bonds, and thy beliefs are one tn
And of thy feara thine Irons wrought.
Hung weights about thee fashioned out
of thine own thought.
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Big Convention ;
At Montreal
-. ;One of the most Important eventa ever held In the history ef thet
Tradu and Latter Congreu of Canada will.aleu He session at Montreal
tomorrow, where ever three hundred delegates have heen eeeembied la
convention during thi put wuk. ■-.■■■
: Msny eubjujs of mementeua Interest te the ersanleed workers eft
Canada, have baga earnestly dlacuased by the npreaintatlvu of ertsnlssd -
later througho^-sll Canada, with resists thst wHI be looked forward ts
with Interest "hy ths affiliated membership who aiaU the eenventlott.
poulhji This yur labor's pari lament In CanaU should have aPfelgnl-
flunu; because of thi tremendous Industrial unrelt, upMlally In the
Wut end tha particular campaign of Jingoism and hyparerltleel patrlotlam
that hu been flaunted by the Conservative dally preu since the advent of
the preient Conservative regime. -
The Incompetency of the Minister of Labor haa already, been urtke;
lerly emphasised by the convention and the minera' struggle on VanoeSvaf
Islsnd has slso oome In for a good dul of dlNuutaa eti the part qf the
reftrauntotlvu of organised.labor now scumbled M Montreal.
The Immigration policy of the government, toe, u usual, hu seme
In for lta fair ahare of erltlclam, though the workere have about made
up their, ihlnde to shoulder the nsponsibHItlu ef ths transfer ef the Old
Land problem! to Canada and fight It out, with their buki to ths eld
Rocky Mountain!, the wuternore facing eastwards, carrying the campaign
right through to the Atlantic Cout Where the mlnen and etaei workere
of Nova Scotia ara fighting the ume.flght u the workera sn Vancouver
Preu despatohu reoelved thli'morning are.to the effect that the
diction of officers will take place thie afternoon, too late for the reeult
to be secured by The Fcdirationlst tqday,
Never In the history of the Congreu hu there been such Interest
displayed hy the organised workere of Cantda In the proceedings of thie
National Central Body. The preeence of a fraternal delegate from Great
Britain for the first time marka an epoch in the .history of the Intel*,
national.labor movement It le, of course, generally conceded that the.
1(14 convention will go to St John, N. B„ with Vancouver,up far ISIS,
Ere The Federatlonist reaches Its readere, the big delegation will
have bid each other au ravolr at Montreal and will be bully preparing
their reports for preuntatlon to their respective organlutione.
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' Organisation of tbe women . tele-
phone operators ln all sections of the
United State! Is likely to be undertaken by the Reld-Murphy branoh ot
tha International Brotherhood of Electrical Workera as the result of discussions taken up at the annual convention of that faction In Denver. Debate on the question and on the matter of Industrial unionism, whlcb la
favored by a large percentage of the
auembled delegate! to supplant craft
unionism, took up a -large fart of one
day's session.
It Ii given out by those behind tbe
Industrial union Idea that the latter,
as they advance lt, Is differentiated
from craft unionism ln that strikes
and drastic action ot every kind are
frowned upon.
Concerning the organization of the
women telephone operators, It was
pointed out that present organisations
ot these workera ara purely local and,
u such, are governed ln a way that Is
liable to permit of radical action,
WITH THE U.'B. of C. and'J.
Gteatly Increasing the strength of
the United Brotherhood of Carpenten
and Jolnera of.America, which hu
several hundred members in Spokane,
the,' Pacific Cout Maritime Builders'
Federation his voted to affiliate with
the Ant-mentioned- organlnttoi It Is
stated that the neceSMJry artlclu for
the affiliation, will be drawn up at
once.    V,'
Tbe Federation has a membenhlp
ot about 4,000. It hull local unions
and claims jurisdiction /over the construction of all water-craft where It
holds, a, tooting. (
Affiliation with the carpenten'
brothprhqod, which hu bun under'
consideration for a long time, wai
finally decided upon at a convention
of the Federation Juit closed at Portland, On.
The persecuting spirit has lta origin
morally In the disposition of man to
domineer over his fellow creatures; intellectually, ln the ' assumption that
one's own opinions are Infallibly correct—John Flake.
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WU B* Mas* Than tfstBy
WaaaoaiVaioam, ,
.■ From evnrr quarter cf B*
tumble Tta F-edwedaaiat lei
oTh hearty reeponee to'ltf.'"
lut usee, for a 10,000 "a. _.
Box read," to be expensed aaderTi
auspteu of a Mat committee ef I"
trlct It, U. M. W. ti'Ai the ft.C.,-1
erstJea ot Ubor aba vaalesaxsr
Tradu aad Ubor Coundl, tta aetfit
purcbaalag to ha probably made Wa
subcommittee of the mlaere* wMis
themselves .. y
A nomber of untoa eeontertes aajra
written that tbe "call" will ba ejsdas
mu at thabaui
ie Utile tofje. 7^.
Bowser Beeognlsei Necessity of
Keeping Up Political Machinery
at Onmberland,
Poor Old Flag Patriotism Made to
Do Duty to Preserve Colored
Slaves Without Honor.
CUMBERLAND, Sept. 20.—Drawing
Inferences from the procedure of tbe
Conservative party here at Cumberland, strenuous efforts are being made
to bring all tbe scabs working In the
employ, direct and indirect, of the Canadian Collieries Co, into tbe folds ot
Conservatism, the time having now
definitely arrived when they should
be ,lf possible, secured, if the party is
to continue In a position that will
assist tbe company to usurp the white
men by Asiatics.    '
Following the great rally at Mc-
Cutchlon Point of the Conservatives a
tew weeks ago, the party held a concert and dance on Thursday night
September 18th, where a grut num-
; her of scabs assembled for Initiation.
There was bo much patriotism and
! altruism displayed that they had upwards of one hundred Japs and
negroes on exhibition, to show the converts that the flag protected not only
themselves but anybody that would
come under its folds on occasions like
theee, for there was a full complement
of specials and the men In khaki at
easy call. The old song has evidently
been changed. Now everybody can
have a flag, even the coon, if be will
work for the Canadian Collieries Co.
It Is positively clear that thla ll not
an Industrial fight alone, and If the
strike Is won to the minera, it means
a defeat of the Conservatives. Thus
lt Ib obvious that there is a combined
effort on the Pari of the Conservatives
and the. coal company to defeat the
men on strike.
sam ATsnrsoir
Wlio will speak at tho Dominion Tiieatre,
DranvUle atreet, on aaaday evening
neat, nuaer the aaeplaee of the S. D,
r. of o.
The government that Ib too poor to
give Vancouver a public square, can
still flnd enough of the people's money
to pay out 112,000 a day ln the Inter
esta of coal mine operaton.
Coal Operators' Domination of.
Provincial Government Demonstrated by Union Officers.
Outdoor Anniversary of Lockout,
Stopped by Bowssr's Thugs,
Converted Into Concert.
CUMBERLAND, Sept. 17.—The star
event of last week(was Bro. Farring-
ton's visit last Sunday. We had previously been notWed that Bros. Farrington and Foster would be here for
the anniversary of this lockout, Sept,
IS, but owing to other calls of emergency they had to leave on Monday,
after transacting business exigencies
In the afternoon. We held a public
meeting In the Miners hall at night,
and In spite ot the fact that the public
had had only a. few hours' notice, the
hall was' packed to lta capacity.
Pres. Robt. Foster wu well received
and gave a lucid account of the Judicial procedure at Nanalmo and Ladysmlth.
Bro. Frank Farrington, who Is In
charge of affairs, received a great
ovation and gave an educational lecture on collective organisation. He
flnt showed the fallacy of individual
unionism, auch as being advocated by
the subsidised press and the operators'
toola here at the present time. After
he had verified hts statements with
facta and proofs, even tbe densest
could see tbe absurdity ot an organisation of this kind. He showed the
pqwer of the operaton and their dominance over the government and that
In order to oiler any resistance /against
these Combined forces we, the workers, must be organised in a ilmllar
manner, and that only by our combined forces would tbls be possible.
Thli was plainly demonstrated when
he showed the way In which capital Is
organlied universally.
Sympathlurs and frlqndi of the
strikers received enlightenment on
methods of organisation and were wail
pleased with his addreis.
The  demonstration  which  wu to
special order of onataou i
meating^and toooant,'«
swell the fund for the I
■ Some Inqulriu have bew sisdeihy
men on the street outside tha eajaa
movement who, ami Isarnlag tfct
they would be permitted to owtrlMte
to the fund, either paid over tta;.
money or stated that they woold asul-
a cheek. ' ■■"';■ ' ""^T  :':
Several union have already responded, among tbe flnt being the
United Brotherhood of Carpeatoia af
Vancouver. ■   , ./'-''■
Acknowledgements of coatrlbaUoaa
received up to Sept. M will be pohttsh-
ed in next Issue of Tke FidentloeJit
Don't wait for a personal lovttetloo.
Don't watt at all
Bead; along aa appreciation of the
valiant flght being made by tha mis-
en of Vancouver Island, eipreaagdta
a form tbat will bring ChriMraaa
chur to the wives and kkldtos dfko
sre gladly sticking with thslr, has-
bands sad fathers to maintain the
right to organise.' '.'» ,
Canonlsm la rife li Belfast st the
moment saya A London cablegram yesterday, but CampUsm la Ulster, like*
Redmondlsm bTOablla. bu ao ready
reply to the question which thrsateaa
to dominate all othen. namely: "What
are we to do with Lerklhr* Canon-
Ism may be heading Iretaad atralght
for bloodshed, whieh after all, will be
ihortllved, but. Urklnlsm la a
man'ent aad evaivpowiarf ,.„
Rule, or go Home Rata, (t'tuds la
Orange Beirut and rUOoudaftfOab.
lln, alike upon- aluma and, sweating of
underpaid men and women toliltt Interminable boars.
Today's news of the formation of a
United Kingdom Employen' Defence
Union with a fund of U0,000,0f0 to
be used to protect employen against
sggresive labor, la accepted 'bjf the
Tlmu ai an ominous sign. Two large
manuficturan have already, guana-
teed (100,000 each, and further sums
of tlO.000 and smaller amounts have
bun promised. The leaden of the
movement Include the Duke of Bedford, and Lord! Avebury and Dwart
The Tlmu earnestly warns employ-
era of- the dinger ot tbelr bails Idee,
that antagonism between capital aad
labor II a necessary basis of Indue-
trial life. This, new employers' combine can not fall If persisted la. It saya,
to provoke lnduitrlil unrest throughout the land with ultimate political
consequences dlflcult to forue,
i    a T. P. MEN WIN AWARD.
Their Demand far Payment far. Over
time and Better Working Condition Granted by Board,'
The dispute between the' Oread
Trunk Pacific, Railway and lta'main-
tenanoe-of-way employeu hu been
settled ntlifactorlly- to both, nartlu
hy a Federal Board of Conciliation.
The report, of-the board, waavwrned
and sent to the Ubor Department to-
day. About 3,000 then are'affected by
tbe settlement. They demanded from
the company an increase In wages,
nayment of overtime and better, working conditions. From now on, according to the terms of the agreement,
overtime will he paid for at a. higher
rate than heretofore, and better working conditions will prevail. The question, of a general Increase in the rates
of pay will be taken up not later than
March 1, KM.
Barbara Vlalt Orpham' Heawa.
Vancouver Local of the International
Union of Journeymen Barben Is thla
week again displaying lte generality
toward! the little tote. Yesterdhy volunteer memben of the union visited
the Orphans' Home and the Thurlow
Day Nunery respectively, where all
branches of the tonsorial art were am-
bldextrously executed, much td the eR
Joyment of all parties to the festival
of tbe shears.
Machinists. .
The fact that the International
Union of Machinists had gained? 1,600
memben, during the month of July,
In spite of great strikes, wu resorted
to tbe Central Ubor Council lut Friday. The union expects to have 100,-
000 memben by January 1.
Everywhere the strong have made
the lawi and oppressed the Weakl and,
If they have sometimes consulted the
Interest! of society, they have alwaya
forgotten those of humanity.—Turgot,
take place on Tuesday wu stopped by
the police, who Informed Acting Pres.
Un Cawthorne that no parade Would
be allowed to uke place. Tbls did aot
stop the determination ot ths striken
to celebrate tbls memorable occulon.
There was a packed hall at a concert
and dance held that night, ud any
Indifferent observer would: be ntlifled
that the men wbo have been on strike
for the P*"t year are aa coqfldent aad
determined to win as they were the
lint day they- came, on strike.
THE BRI-TtSa COLmtBtA■■ms____imsBt
FRIDAY. .......8EPTBMBER M, 1813
'It's the Water'
Kirks'& Co.
Victoria, B.C.
The Popular Priced, European Plan
C. J. Lovejoy, Mgr.
Free Auto Bus ratesj •_»t% $i«u
No Ground For Anxiety Among His
• Friends In the Capital
VICTORIA, Sept. 23.—During the
put week a ripple of excitement pervaded labor circles here u a result of
the message wired from Victoria
Tradu and Labor Council to the Mon-
, treal convention of Trades and Labor
Congreu of Canada, advising tbat
body of the alleged disqualification of
President Watters to Bit as a delegate, inasmuch aa the Cement Worken' Local of the Capital City, ot which
President Watters was a member, had
become defunct. < .-■
Consequently thojB m much speculation as to whsrthe result would
be, even though.a technicality.
Advices trom Ottawa this week, how
ever, seemed to clear the air, when lt
was discovered that Mr. Watters carried credentials from bis International
union, which caused a feeling of satisfaction among the unionists of Victoria, who.were fearful lest he be disqualified for re-election at Montreal
this week. a
Montreal Trades nnd Labor Couhcll
has made requests upon the provincial and municipal authorities tor the
abolition of all employment bureaus
except those under the control of tbe
city or provincial government. The
request is the outcome of complaints
of extortion on the part of the private
employment labor agencies. Two con
vlcltions on charges of extortion by
these bureaus were found by Magistrate Lafbntalne last week.
Dement Workers' Union, of Whioh
Congress President Was Member, Surrenders Ohsrter.
Strong; Effort Being Mads to Have
Union-built Schools in ths
Capital City.
VICTORIA. Sept. 19.—The secretary
ot the Trades and Labor Council was
directed to inform the Trades and
Labor Congress of Canada that Local
Union, No. 162, International Brotherhood of Cement Workera. Is defunct
having returned its charter to tbe
parent body some time ago. All efforts of tbe central body to reorganise
them failed.
Letter from 3. C. Watters, president
of the CongresB, together with an announcement In the B. C. Federatlonist,
counting Pres. Watters among western delegates, representing Victoria
Local of Cement Workers, was read.
Special committee io meet the school
board reported-that a clause to provide a union scale of wagei will be
Inserted in all specifications. But the
committee did not succeed in- getting
school building work an all-union lob.
Tbe report was received as unsatisfactory and another special committee
appointed for the purpose of pressing
for the adoption of a clause stipulating
that unton men only should be employed on school buildings.
Petition addressed to the attorney-
general, asking for "fair play", for the
striken now ln Jail, which has been
drawn up and circulated by Nanalmo
Local, U. M, W. of A., was endorsed
and will be signed by the executive,
In order to avoid duplication ot names.
The referendum on the unlvenal
working card. Issued by tbe executive
of tbe B. C. Federation ot Labor, was
adopted; while the referendum asking
for.expression of opinion on the general atrlke was laid, over until next
Tbe secretary wae Instructed to reply to a letter from The B. C. Feder
atlonlst, asking for endorsatlon of the
paper, to the effect that while tbe
council was willing to assist tbe paper,
It regretted the attitude of non-support
taken towards the B. C. Federation of
Labor and considered ume detrimental to tbe best interests of the labor
Presldsnt Addresses  Letter to
Delegates in Convention Covering Island Miners' Strike.
Reviews Events Leading Up to
Trouble and Asks For Hearty
Assistance of Labor.
VICTORIA, Sept. 25.—Considering
the well-known fact of the B, C. Federation of Labor being chartered by
tbe Tradea and Labor Congress of
Canada, and by reason of that function ln the Province of British Columbia, u the representative of the Congress in matten affecting the province, with respect to legislative effort, the writer thinks the readers ol
The Federatlonist may appreciate
some Information on the apparent relations that obtain In fact between tbe
two bodlea, and having learned what
the Trades and Labor Congress of
Canada Is doing for. the Federation,
they may feel In a position to estimate
at.Its true value modern paternalism,
as expressed ln the treatment by tbls
parent body of lta dependent organisation; asBumlng of coune that tbe
Trades and Labor Congress is both
modern and paternal, ln Its policy
towards its entire membenhlp.
In order to bring to the notice of
the reader the full significance of the
existing relations between the provincial Federation and the -Dominion
body, lt is necessary to give at lust
a condensed review of the relations
that bave existed In the past, since
the Fedentlon received, Its charter,
as well as to describe briefly the administrative machinery , of the. Congress, which ma:' be stated as follows:
The administrative or executive machinery of the Congress consists of an
executive council of three, namely, the
president, vice-president and secretary-
treasurer. Besides the executive
council, which controls the expenditure of the Congress' revenue, and
prenerally curries out the work ot the
CongresB between conventions, tbere
Is elected an executive committee for
n»rh nrovlncp, consisting of a provincial vice-president and three othen.
■""(•cause of the great distances from
one point to another tn the Dominion,
th's nlan hu been found necessary,
snd in practise hu given fair degree
nf satisfaction. The executive council re'ere to the provincial executive
committees all questions concerning
leelBlntlve demands or enforcement of
'nws nffcctlng labor, and pays the cost
of making presentments to the respective governments ln connection
with same.
Always maintaining n lead In advanced thought snd practise. In the
Inbor movement, the workers of British Columbia formed the Provincial
Federptlon of Labor on the 2nd of
K'ay, t»10. In September of that year
the Trades and Labor Congress
amended lta constitution so u to provide for the chartering of such or
ganlsntlons, Accordingly a charter
was issued to the B. C. Federation
early-ln the year 1911, Since chartering the Federation, the Congress
hu found It unnecessary to elect executive committees for any'province
where n chartered Federation has
been established. Instead of that, any
matter coming before the annual Dominion Congress' Convention, which
Is of purely provincial nature, Is re-
Taking advantage of an opportunity
to emphasise the' grievances of the
minera on Vancouver island. President
Siverts of the B. C. Federation of Labor forwarded the -following letter to
the convention:
To the Offlcen and Delegates of the
Annual Convention of the Trades
and   Labor   Congress   of   Canada,
Montreal, f. Q.
Friends and Fellow Workers: I take
this opportunity to extend to you on
behalf of the organized workers of
British Columbia, their deep and Bin-
cere fraternal greeting and to wish
you every success In your deliberations to tbe end that your work may
redound to the luting benefit ot our
fellowmen and humanity at large.
As you are now assembled In the
annual gathering, which the recognition of common interest between all
workers makes possible, fori the protection of tbe common weal ot the en.
tire working clus of,this wide Dominion, and u the Irrepressible conflict between Capital and Labor has
recently developed certain features In
this Province, which in the judgment
of tbe writer are both of Interest and
Importance to the working people of
the entire. Dominion, the following
statement and recommendation are
submitted for your favorable consideration: v
About a year ago, one of the strongest mining companies on Vancouver
Island Instituted tike system ot blacklisting Its employees. The workers,
detecting the, move, made an immediate complaint. Falling to Obtain any
satisfaction, they laid down their tools
for a day as a protest: The company
mat this act by a lock-out which has
luted to this day. The miners, although totally unprepared for th.s act
of cruel arrogance, were fortunately
organised under tbat protecting banner of the International Fraternity of
the working class represented by the
United Mine Workera of America.
The International executive despatched
a representative to1 the scene,'ln the
person of Mr. F. Farrington, who has
been In charge of the miners case
ever ilnce. ,
Having exnaueted every means in
his powqr to effect a satisfactory settlement, a general strike ln all tbe
coal mlnea on the Island ot Vancouver
wu called on the flrat of May, tbe.
United Mine Worken Of America guaranteeing itrlke pay to all mine work-
era and their families, whether memben or not. The (response was an exhibition of the most magnlflcent solidarity. Every mine was closed. Not
a wheel turned. Not a pound ot coal
wu produced, except a limited amount
by one company, dug by Asiatics and
a handful of white strike-breakers.
Every conceivable method, from
frtendlv Invitation to desert the ranks
to military terrorism, has bun worked
by tbe operaton In order tb break the
strike. But, be lt uld to the everlasting honor of the mine worken, tbat
wltb rare and few exceptions, no defections have occurred. As a result
of grievous provocations, demonstration! took place ln some of the mining centres last' month, which led to
certain breaches ot the peace. Although tbe strikers In co-operation
with the civic authorities had restored
peace and offered their assistance to
maintain the aame, the provincial authorities sent armed force into tbe
atrlke tone, which act, by tbe Resentment cruted, was directly responsible for further disturbances. Arrests
by the wholesale have bun made
since the military occupation, began.
The prisoners, mostly striken, have
been held "Incommunicado"—even
their wlvu and children have been
prevented . trom seeing them —by
special orden of the attorney general.
The progreu made .towards settlement up to date is that one mining
company has signed an agreement
with the U. M. W. of A., while lt Is
reported that another company is dismantling one of its mines.
It Is my request and recommendation that your convention pass resolutions endorsing the miners In their
endesvor to establish Union conditions
In their mining area; also to direct
the delegates to advertise tbe strike
In their respective localities, with a
view to preventing working men 'in
other parts of Canada coming here to
take the places of the. striken.
Convinced of the great moral force
the Congress can bring to bear in thie
cue In favor of the men Involved In
this fierce struggle, and knowing your
readiness to exercise that force on
our behalf, I remain, with high regards,
Sincerely youn,
President B. C. Federation ot Labor.
Victoria, Sept. 13.
Recognising the laving in effort ac-
ferred to the respective Federations,
eompllsheil by this plan and suing
that the Congress always expected to
defray the expenses ot its provincial
executives, the offlcen of the Federation applied for a gfant from the
Executive Council of the Congress,
with the result that ln 1912 the sum
of 1200.00 was obtained. Besides tbls
substantial grant, tbe executive council'employed organizers in 'the provinoe during the yean 1911 and 1912
Heartily Endorses Fsdsration'rt's
"Christmas Box" Campaign for
Miners'Wives snd Children.
Will  Bee  That   Committee   Is
Named to Co-operate With
Msinland Unionists.
VICTORIA, Sept. 21.—I have ,re.ad
with much pleasure your call for- a
"Chrlstmu Box" for the miners' wives
and little ones of Vancouver Island,
and hasten to express my endorsatlon
otume. I have no hestitation In saying that the memben of-the executive ot the B. C. Federation of Labor
will apcord your effort ln this matter
their hearty support.
My personal support goes out, as
does my heart, ln a mighty co-operative move to the workers of the. Province, to bring cheer to those helpless
innocents wbo are exposed to suffering by the cruelty and lawlessness or
capitalistic greed. My one and only
object ln connection with the case of
the miners is that of being able to
serve tbelr interest ln such ways as
lie in my power.
Regarding the suggestion you make
that a committee, say, of the Vancouver Trades and Labor Council and the
B, C. Federation of .Labor, should be
appointed to co-operate with officers of
District 28, to assist tn this matter;
allow me to assure you that, subject
to the approval of the officers of the
District or those, ln charge, ot the
strike, I am ready to do what I can to
arrange for the appointment of such
a committee, more especially as some
correspondence relative to such work
has already passed between myself
and those In charge ot the strike.
Sincerely yours,
Pres. B, C. F. of t.
Big 'Frisco Strike Still On.
The A. F. ot L. Unions of the San
Francisco Light and Power Council
have been on strike for several months
against the Pacific Gas and Electric
Company to enforce a Blight Increase
In wages.
vmarraia—m ftOOAsa.
.  . AsneroM.
I. B. of Malntenance-of-Way Employees
No. 210—D, T. H, Sutherland.
Barbers' International Union No. 632—
i W. M. Brier.
Locomotive   Engineers,   Brotherhood  of
No. 663—H. 1. Brock, Box 46.
Locomotive   Firemen   and   Enginemen,
Brotherhood  of,   No.   D59—Don.   Bell,
Box 78S.
International Association of Machinists
No. SS8— W. Henderson, Box 827.
I, B. of Malntenance-of-Way Employees,
3 No. 22S—A. Bowen, Drawer "w."
Railway  Carmen  of  America  No.   173,
Brotherhood   of—F.   Woodward,   Box
Railway Conductors  No.   407—V. Hop-
kins, Box 61.
Railroad Trainmen No, .186—W. M. Mai-
llnson. Box 466.
International Typographical Union No.
640—A. Hlddell, Box 882.
■holt. -.       '
Brotherhood   of   Uocomotlve   Engineers
No. 678,  Eholt, B. o—J. Cross, Box
. 806, Nelson,
Amalgamated Society of Carpenters and
Joiners—W. Currle, Box 97.
I. B. of Carpenters and Joiners of America No, 12220—H. A. Wllks, Box 1008.
Stonecutters'    Association    of    North
America—Wm. McPherson, Box 78.
I. B. of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Stablemen and. Helpers of America No. 141—
A. Ia. Boles, Box 121. '
International Typographical  Union No.
666—A, Woodnouse, Box 1014. ^
A Lift for Michigan Minora. ■
"Mother" Jones appeared last Week
before the convention of the Amalgamated Association of Street and Railway Employees of America, held at
Salt Lake, and delivered an address
in behalf of the strikers of Michigan.
After her address, the convention presented her with a check for (1,000.
for a matter of two month! each year,
thuB stimulating organisation effort
and promoting solidarity amongst the
workera, and Incidentally nurturing
fraternity and good will between the
Federation and the Congress.
Shortly after the' last Convention of
the Federation the writer directed the
secretary to apply for a grant, In such
amount aa the executive council felt
justified and able to make, reminding
the CongresB executive of their generous acta on former occasions. The
application was refused on the grounds
that such actions would create pre:
cedent, besides the heavier expenditure tbls year than usual precluded
any allowance. It was also pointed
out that extensive organisation effort
ln the province of British Columbia
was already planned and tbe Federation was bound to benefit by tbat
work fully as much u the CongresB.
Later on the appointment of a provincial organiser was announced, who,
when called on to commerce his itinerary, was unable to do bo. Considering
the liberal allowance voted for organising British Columbia ln prevjpus
yeara, one naturally expected that tbe
Inability ot one man to go on the road
would not upset the plans ot the Congress for promoting (he Interest of
the working class of tbls province.
Another western organiser had been
appointed tor work In the prairie prov-
Inces, and It was accordingly expected
by many that the Itinerary of the remaining organiser would be. so changed as to give ume Ume to British
Columbia, and the place of the retiring
organizer would be filled by the appointment of another. But neither of
these things were done. British Columbia Is this year blotted off the
map as far ae tbe Congress Is concerned. She has taken a leading part
in making the Canadian labor movement what lt Ib today. A substantial
percentage of the Congress' affiliation
comes from this province. The revenue of the Congress la contributed
to by the per capita tax collected from
tbe. B, C. workers in the same proportion aa any other affiliation. And
some of the officers of the Congress
owe not a little of their success and
preferment In the Canadian labor
movement to the energetic support accorded ti ..ii by the rank and die of
the British Columbia Unionists. Still,
for reasons of their own, they have
seen lit to treat the trade unionists of
this province with a'degree of Indifference, t'tat certainty deserves explanation.
It le. high time that provision be
made, by amendment to tbe constitution of the Congress, whereby lt would
be made Impossible for the officials
for the time being to treat any section of the workere of the Dominion
with contempt or to presume to punish' tbem according to their desires or
at the instigation of any one.
Quarryworkera' International Union of
North America—W. McPherson, Granite Island, B. c.
Grand Vorks.
I. B. of Electrical Workers—c. J, Hav-
erty, Box 42, Grand ForkB.
-   Omnwood.   '
I. B. of Carpenters and Jolnera of Amer-
-   lea No, 628—J. Ryan, Box 121.
I. B. of Electrical Workers No. 624—Norman McLeod, Box 247.
International Typographical Union No.
868—Gilbert Kay, c|o Pioneer Office,
I. B. of Matnteiittiiee-ui-Way Employees
No. 166—Wm. Johnston, Box 126.
Mffl^'^gtifn Island.
Quarry  Workers—Geo.   Fleldsend,  Had
dlngton Island. ' ,
B. of Locomotive Firemen and Engine-
men No, 268—G. R, Thomas.
Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen No.
619—A. G. Corry.
Mission Mty.
I. B. of Malntenance-of-Way No. 168—
Wm. Goodwin.
American Federation of Musicians No.
41—E. C. Gibson, Box 193.
Typographical  No.   387—A.' E.   Flltner,
Box ««,
■;" srslson.
Barbers' International Union No. 196—
A. Ia. Wilson, Box 963.
Bartenders'    International    League    of
America No. 436—A.  1'.  Lorsch, Box
Bricklayers'  and  Masons'  International
Union No. 4—John Notman, Box 621,
Clgarmakers'   International    Union   or
America No. 432—H. 8. Pike, Box 793,
I, B, of Electrical Workers of America
No. 618—Wm, R. Burgess, Box 928.
Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and
Enginemen   No.   631—Gordon   Allan,
Box 1084.
International Association of Machinists
No. 668—J. Lamont. Box 263.
I. B. of .Malntenance-of-Way Employees
No. 181—F, Gustavson, Box 266.
Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen No.
668—C. J. Vlckery.
Railway Carmen No. 98—C. H. Phillips,
Box 908.
Order of Railway Conductors No. 460—
H. L. Genest, Box 216.
international Typographical  Union No.
340—W. S. Slantey, Box 61.
International Unton of United Brewery
Workmen No. 28—Geo. S. Orewet, Box
Sew Westminster.
Bartenders'    International    League    of
America No. 784—F. W*. Jameson, 718
Columbia St.
Electrical  Workers.
Federated Association of Letter Carriers
No; 32—F. W. B. Press,  1316 Tenth
Brotherhood of Painters, Decorators and
Paperhangers of America No. 496—C.
H. Lugrin, 724 Queens St.
nelson Island.
Paving Cutters' Union of United States
and Canada No. 110—Edw. Adam, Nelson Island Quarries.
Quarry   Workers'   International   Union
No,.  161—Pat:   Byrne,   Nelson   Island
H«U land.
Brotherhood   of   Railway   Carmen.. ot
America No, 197—Hugh' J. Durkln.
rrlaoe aapert.
Bartenders'    International    League    of
America  No.   825—D.   L.  Sutherland,
Box 86.
I. B, of Electrical Workers of America
NoJ 844—L. Schmidt, Box 944.
Steam Engineers No. 610—A. O. Sinclair,
Box 720.
Brotherhood of Boilermakers and Iron
ahlp Builders  of America No.  466—
Thos. McMillan.
1. B. of Malntenance-of-Way Employees
No. 208—A. Blackberg.
Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and
Enginemen No. 841—R. A. Reld.
Brotherhood   of   Locomotive   Engineers
No. 657—A. Kenwood, Box 27.
Brotherhood   of   Railway   Carmen   of
America No. 481—A. Garrlngs,
Federal Labor Union No. 12776 (Railroad
Helpers  and   Laborers)— D.   Babbitt,
Box 86.
Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen No.
61—O. L. Pickering, Box 666.
Tailors No.616—Al McCauley.  Box 733.
\     Boashsny, B. a
I, B. of Malntenance-of-Way Employees
No. 178—S. Wurren Nelson.
„ Shuswap.
I.    B.    Malntenuncc-of-way    Employees
No. 193—Nell Johnson, Notch Hill.
Allied Printing Trades  Council—A.  II.
England, Box 66.
Boilermakers' Union No. 194—A. Fraser,
1161 Howe Street.
Brotherhood Carpenters—T. A. Llndsay,-
I   Cedar Cottage,
Building Trades Council.
Building and Common Laborers No. 66—
E. Tralnor, Room 220, Labor Temple.
Cement Workers' Union—A, B. Leed, No.
IS4I Main Street.
~,leotrlcal Workers' Union   (Inside)—A,
L.   Estinghausen,   Room   202,   Labor
Elevator Constructors' Unton—H. Dyer,
602 Hawks Ave.   -
Engineers,   Amalgamated—A,   Atherton,
2160 Oxford St.
Dominion Hotel
SalargM aat aemedslled
Comfort    without    Extravagance
America Wu • SS.00 Up
Barepeu s*lu • S1.00 Op
Rum jowas, ne«i-oS
Ladies' Hair Dressing and Shampooing
Hair Work Done In all lta
Branches. Theatrical Win for
hire and for aale. Electrical Face
and Scalp Treatment. Switches,
Pompadours, etc.
SucceuBor tb
Phone Utfi
1105 Douaz-As itjiibt
Victoria/ B. C. ,
Garment Workers: Union—Nellie Boden,
101 Thirty-second Ave.
Granite Cutters—R; O. Smart, 22 Cordova St. Wv
Horeeshoera' Union—A. C. McArthur,
City Heights.
Letter Carriers' Union M. Buck, Let-
ter Carrier      -
Locomotive Engineers—A. R Sojloway,
1033 Pacific St.
Locomotive Firemen's Union—Job, Patrick, 1183 Homer St.
Malntenance-of-Way Employees No. 117
—A. B, Hammond, Sunnydene P, O.,
South Vancouver.
Marbleworkers' Union No. 82—J. Bullock, HU Pender St. W.
Marble Betters Helpers' Union No. 93—
H. Faraker, 316 Keefer St.
Metal Trades Council.
Musicians' Union—H. W. Benson, Room
6, 640 Retaon St.      ■
Photo Engravers' Union—A. Kraft, P. O.
Box 1717.
Plasterers' Union—F. M. Sumpter, Cedar
Cottage.        .  .
Pressmen's Union—M, Spratt, 720 Hamilton St.
Quarry Workers—J. Hepburn, Hotel Columbia.
Railway Carmen No. C8—-H. Hannah, 832
Helmcken St.
Railroad Helpers—R. Humphreys, South
Sailors' Unton—John  Pearson.
Stf-reotvpers' Union—W. Bayley, c[o
Structural* Iron Workers' Union—A. W.
Oakley, Box 1196.
Tailors' Union—W. W. Hocken, Box COS.
Theatricul Stage Employees—c. Martin,
Vancouver* Opera Houtte,
United Brotherhood Ourpenters, N. Van,
—T. Wilton, 316 Twenty-second Ave.,
North Vancouver.
Barbers* Union No. 372—A. W. Irwin,
6141 Florence St.       ,
Bartenders' Union No, 814—G. Culn, Box
Brewery Workmen No. 280—E. p. Clarke,
Beaumont P, 0„ Esquimau.
Bricklayers' and Masons International
Union No. 2—C. J. Wilson, S3 Zale St,
Oak Bay.'
American Brotherhood of Cement Workers No. 162—F. Gougli, Gen. Del.
aiu.su workera—H. Marshall, 1120 View
Granite Cutters—R, J. Smith, Tourist
HoMeBhoers—R. S. Williams, 622 Pandora St,
American Federation of Musicians No.
247—A, E, Greemvood, Box 686.
international Printing Pressmen's
Union No. 79—W. Nelll. 2028 Blackwood Ave.<
Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen No.
613—A, M. Porter, Victoria W. P. O.
National Association of Marine Engineers No. 6—Peter Gordon, 808 Blan-
chard St
Sailors' Union—Old Court Rooms, Bastion Square.
Shlngler-a* Union No. 1—A. E. Whitby,
816 Blanchard St.
Shipbuilders' Association, No, 4, Pacific
Coast Maritime—G. B. Wood, 711
Kings  Road.
Amalgamated Association of Street and
Electric Railway Employees of America No. 109—J. T. Wood, 1163 Caledonia Ave.
Stone Cutters—W. Nleve, Box 607.
Tile Layers No, 72—Jas. Sharp, Box 1212.
Typographical No. 201—F. Fornerl, Box
208. ' i
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Federation of Miners
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THE strike is still on at the
1 Queen Mine snd Silver
Poller, at Sheep Creek, B. C.
All working men urged to stay
away until this strike is settled.
Ordeb Ymir Minbbs' Union
In all countries.. Ask for our INVEN-
TO't'8 ADVISEB.which will be sent trie.
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British Columbia Land
Splendid opportunity in Mixed Fanning, Dairying
Stock and Poultry
British Columbia Grants Pre-emptions of
160 Acres to Actual Settlers
TERMS—Residence on the
land for at least three years;
improvements to the extent1
of $5 per acre; bringing under
cultivation at least Ave acres
For Further Information Apply lo
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omciAL sah* vAKOoum.
JPIFtm YEAR, NO; 129.
Tils faot that they
are .union -aad*
proves that they an
well made, and the
name "Peabody" is
yonr quality guarantee.
COMPARE THEM—Note the lit, yardage, number
of pockets, finish, eto. There'i no other overall that
can hold a eandle with them for good values,
LOOK AT THE JAOEIT»-They sre equally
good: Hot* the gauntlet miffs, and the uniform band
oollar, and then you'll be satisfied thsre's only one
good Jacket, and that's the ons nude by Peabody.
Hudson's Bay Stores
We manufacture every, kind
of work shoe, and specialise
in lines for miners, railroad
constrnotion, logging, etc
"Best Three Dollar Hat on Earth"
Richardson & Potts
MEN'S ftATSmtrY  -
417 Granville Street, Phone 3822
We're pioked winners in Men's Pall Shoes,/ We're at the servioe
of every man who desires the beet shoes his money oan buy.
WT    til R   m MAIN STREET
Natnad Shoes Are frequently
no matter what its name, unless it bears s
plain and readable impression of this Stsmp.
All shoes without the Union Stsmp sre
always Non-Union.
Boot •" Shoo WorKors' Vision
' 246 Summer Street, Boston, Mass.
J. F. Tobln, Pres.    C. L. Bains, sec-Trees
Royal Standard Flour
Whenever friends drop In I serve tea and home-made
bread. As a rule I don't bother wltb cakes beeause my '
friends seem to prefer my bread, It's quite a Joke with
me and-Bob tbe way they sll ssk for ths reolpe. "Hew
do you OUT such Savor anyway," they will ssk. "What
makes It so deliciously uniform t" I tell them ss I now
. tell you thst the secret lies In the Hour I use—ROYAL
STANDARD. Tbey do the testing over st the mill—I
simply bake the breed.  You try It—del
Vancouver Milling ft Grain Co., ltd.
0awttro txnd Knocked a,re easily -tal3.
Why do working men organise?
TheTe ts a short, simple, all-embracing answer to that Question.
Wh organise because it pays.
Tbat la a very material, reason.
Ta some it may seem devoid of all
sentiment, but It Includes every »ntl:
ment that makes for the progress of
the race and tbe happiness, of the
tellers. - .
Whenever men flnd It necessary to
dS anything wblch one msn cannot do
alone, ther .naturally associate together until a sulllclent numbpr are
found to accomplish the* purpose..-
The principle of association, ot
organisation, llea-at the basis of progress ln every line of human achievement.       ;
Nothing of great Importance, today
can be accomplished by an Individual
working alone. .
Every advance' is science or ttven-.
tlon rests upon tbe achievements of
the race.
Today there Is no more Important
Work then that of Improving the1 conditions of those who do the world's
work. •>.
The tollers have solved the problem
of'feeding, clothing and sheltering the
world, the primary necessities of life.
They-nave provided) In addition to
tha', Instruction and entertainment
for the few, but the toilers themselves,
are always right close to the hunger
line, usually a couple of Weeks behind, thst is, they are In debt it least
Wb weeks for supplies,
It is sot because earth'* harvests
tta meager, it is not beoause labor Is
Idle, or lta tools inefllcient
,No, machinery bas reached a wonderful degree of perfection.
labor's productive power Is estimated to have lncressed nine-fold
Within the laat fifty years, end yet
how small the margin above a bare
living for the tollers?
Only > among the membership of
strong, well organised unions' do you
Bad short hours, and wages sufficient
to provide some of the>Sbmforts of
life, In addition to tbe bare necessities:
Let us note some of the things that
we enjoy that came as the reeult of
agitation among working men.
Thsy will give us abetter idea of
the distance we have gone, the obstacles we hsve surmounted.
"Unlawful Assembly.''
In .the year the constitution.of Hfe
United States wss adopted the English parliament passed a law giving
any Justice of the pease the power to
disperse s body of working men, and
if twelve of them were found together
an hour later, they were liable'to the
death penalty for conspiracy. -■
Right te Organise.
The shadow of thst brutal law which
regarded any combination of working
men as a conspiracy extended to this
It has always been perfectly legal
for the employer to combine, In fact,
when a man employs from one thousand to;five thousand men he la a
pretty good combination himself.
-Naturally, tt is to-hts interest to get
labor cheap.
He Is always ln favor of a policy
that will leave labor helpless In his
hands. Keep this principle In mind
and it will enable you to understand
much of the world's history.
The things we boast of most In, this
country came aa a result of agitation
among working men,
Free 8cheols.    .        , ""
The advocates of free sehoela were
denounced as bitterly as any snsrchlst
Js today. What, wss the indignant
query, tax a rich men's property to
educate a poor man's brats* Those
working men bullded well for the
future when they demanded that the
school room should be opened for
every child. Only a few fossils are
bold enough to brave public sentiment
today and decry the free school
Imprisonment for Debt.
Then there Is the law abolishing Imprisonment for debt
Thousands of people in* the first
three decades of the nineteenth century were thrown Into Jails for debt,
the average amount of their Indebtedness bplng less thsn live dollars.
It was working men who carried on
the agitation wblch finally resulted In
the repeal of tbat brutal law.
, Mechanics' Lien. <
. Tbere is another, the mechanics'
lien law, that owes Its enactment to
working mem
At the same time that a man might
here' been thrown Into prison for a
debt of 16 cents to a grocer, there waa
no method by which he could collect
wages for building a house.
labor was without protection.
Small as were the wsges of that day,
the working man was frequently unable to enforce-bis claim.
Labor's Mission..
Labor's demands are achievements
for the race.
They substitute the liberties of all
for the privileges of the tew.
The legislative; programme' ot tbe
American Federation ot Labor ia In
line with progress, the safeguarding of
life, shortening of hours, workmen's
compensation acts, laws providing, tor
the closing of the doors of factories
and opening those ot school rooms to
the children.    '"]'
These meaayres are all characteristic of labor..'"" /       s
The union* hare Increased their en.
deavore to shorten the amount of time
required for a day's labor ln order that
a man might have time to lire,
They have replaced the humble sub-
missiveness of the slave with the independence that should characterise
every s'elf-respeeUng citlsen, '•
They have tried to make a-man's
employment* depend wholly upon the
proper performance of his work, and
not upon the whims of the boss,
Political Freedom. ■
Union men- believe that when an
employer hires the labor of your hands
he bad hot ought to mortgage your
brain and but a padlock on your Jaw
at the same time.
He is simply buying your labor from
you. ,      ■;,','
Where man bave organised In the
mines we find the eight-hour day practically universal, a minimum wage
that is seldom less than f3 per day
for surface employees, with a correspondingly higher Wage for mechanics
and underground workers.
- ~    Organisation Spreading.
We find trades, professions, every
line ot business and Industry, organized today. ,
We, who have nothing but labor to,
sell, realize that we are absolutely Impotent and helpless, standing alone. ;
- Our only strength is In our numbers.
Numbers constitute a well-nigh Irresistible force when organised in pursuit of a common purpose, but they
are a source of weakness,when each
man stands alone,, only certain that be
Is opposed by a giant combination and
uncertain of. support from, his fellows.
■ Nature's Forces
- The discovery that steam could be
applied to doing work that men had
formerly   done   revolutionised,   the
"'■'For centuries I hsve serVed
mankind. For ages I have borne
the burdens of the world.
. ■ I have stirred the earth. I
bave made lt bring forth Increase,
I have caused the desert to
blossom and changed tbe wilderness Into a garden.
I have garnered the grain. I
have gathered the fruit
I have fed the world. I have
provided food for ell the people.
I have tamed Wild beasts and
made them the servants ot man.
I have woven fibers into cloth
and fashioned garments. I have
clothed the people,. '
„ I have hewn down mountains
and transformed the rock Into
human habitation.
I have felled the glanta ot the
forest and made them furnish
comfort and protection to man,
I have, gone down Into the
bowels of the earth, and forced
her tb give up her treasure,
1 hsve wrought in the glare of
the furnace, undaunted by the
hissing of steam and clanging of
- I have enriched the nations. I
have produced the wealth of the
But mine eyes .have been
blinded, and my hands have
been shackled.
I did not see that the wealth I
had created was mine nor that
tbe things of life belonged to
But the scales are falling from
my eyes, I am beginning to see.
I will arise ln my strength. I
will break my chains.
I will take -what belongs to
me,   I will lay Bold of my own,
I will bring comfort and
abundance to all. I will bring
peace and joy to the multitude.
All mankind will be blessed,
and the Inhabitants of the earth
made glad,
For''I am greater than greed.
I am mightier than mammon.
,     —Ada M, Stlmson.
world's Industry, sat'invention on its
way, made possible the marvelous development of this age.
What Union Means.
The discovery that Organisations of
Working men could change the laws,
the structure of government, could
substitute Justice tdr injustice In the
operation «t .Industry, was Just as Important Just as much a contribution
to human progress,,a* was the invention of the steam engine.
It does not matter bow much wealth
we can produce, unless the workert!
share of lt Is to be increased.
An increase of ten millions per year
In the Income of a multi-millionaire
constitutes a menace to society; tbe
increase of 1100 per year ln the wages
of 10,000 workers Wilt'mesn a better-
bodied, clearer-minded class of citlsens
with wider hopes in that community.
That Js what union means, snd with
the Increase In hla wage, comes the
increased moral and mental stature of
.the Worker.
We organise thst the «illere nay
enjoy the fruit* of civilization, be par
tiolpahte In ell Its benefits, hsve s
part In deciding, not'alone their own
destiny, but that of the race «■ well.
i i.  -' < J.. " ' - .,.,/•'' '   .
Shingle Weaver* and Logger*
Our coming convention ts certain to
take some action looking to an improvement in the .condition* of the
woodsmen and sawmill worker*, ssy*
the Timber Worker. There will very
likely be a revision of tbe wage
scale for the men In the sawmills. It
Is equally probable tbat the unsanitary, hot to say filthy, condition of the
logging camps wll) be* given the attention such a pertinent subject deserve!. . Circulars, are . new tn the
hands of the locals asking tor suggestions along tbls and kindred lines.
The hospital farce and employment
offlce grafts, ought to be abolished.
In fact, there are msny wrong* that
need righting, Slid our coming convention IS Sure'to have many and
Weighty subjects to occupy its attention. - *■" ,
„ It will not be difficult for the convention, to take all the action In these
things that I* needed, bnt to make
the action' of the convention worth
anything there must be organisation
to back up the demands the convention will probably formulate. Without
a strongly,organised body of timber
workers behind the convention, its
resolutions snd laws' will be hollow
and worthless. With, a. big body of
men solidly organised and acting intelligently the convention'* demands
will not* only ring true but tbey will
become speedily effective, and tbe lot
of tbe men In the sawmill* and logging camps will, for tbe firat time, be
Improved, and the progress of our
advancement will keep pice with that
being attained by the United Mine
Workera and other Industries where
the men are alive to the benefits of
International Miners' Congras*.
(I.S.) No fewer than 159 delegates
representing 1,880,000 member* In
seven different countries were pres'
ent at the 24th International Miners'
Congress tn Carlsbad, The opening
speech was delivered by the president
of the English Miners' Federation,
Smlllte. In expressing himself In an
impressive manner against war, be exclaimed that the time I* coming when
the organised workers will be able to
entirely prevent war, The Congress
qeeupted Itself with the regulation of
the eoal out-put the question of collective tariffs and minimum wage, and
the proposal of the English delegates
for the nationalisation of the railways
and mines.
Protection of Woman,
' (1.8.) A new, and far-reaching law
ln connection with above hu recently
come Into force In France. According
to thl* law, women workers may leave
their work without notice as soon as
their pregnancy becomes visible to
others. No woman may be employed
within four weeks of tbe confinement.
Before and after the confinement a
special dally benefit may be claimed
for four weeks upon a doctor's certificate being produced attesting that the
furthe.r work Is dangerous either to
the ch|ld or the applicant
Putting it Clearly
"Rastus, what's an alibi?"
"Dat's provln' yoh was at a prayer-
meetln' whar yoh wasn't, In order to
show dat yoh wasn't at de crap-game
whar yoh was."—Life.
No Time for Interruption*.
Johnson: Look here, you've been In
there half an hour and never said a
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the B. C. Federation of Labor, with
which Is afflliated H.OOO organised wafe-
workers.  , _ ^
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"Watty of Zatati «ka fcepe of tke seels.'
..SEPTEMBER 26, 1913
The trouble dn Vancouver bland Is
not only an Industrial struggle between mine-owners and mine-worker*,
It Is also a political struggle between
the Conservative party and Its only
opposition in parliament
Parker Williams, member for Newcastle, and Jack Place, representing
Nanalmo, form the only bar te complete Conservative mastery ef the
provinoe; Consequently It ts Bowser's
wish to drive out the voters who hare
elected them, Place la In Jail along
with a goodly number of his supporter*. Unable to catch Parker Williams
napping, hts son ha* been victimised
and Is now In prison getting his first
practical application of Canadian freedom as administered by petty politicians. If Bowser Imagines that this
exhibition ot spiteful temper Is gong
to get him anywhere, he is sadly mistaken. All "he bas been able to enow
so far I* the number of time* our
Meed Parker has pierced his epidermis In the House. -
Of course, it It not to be presumed
that Socialist voter* are going to be
forcibly ejected, from the province.
Even Bowser mint preserve some
form ot legality In hia action*, The
object Is to harass the men untlf their
spirits ara believed to have been broken, then the companies will eome
forward with a rosy "agreement"
. which will promise wonderful concessions If only tbe U. M. W. of A. Is
repudiated. Suppose thl* -to be accepted, tbe men, without the support
of a powerful* organisation, would he
entirely at .the mercy* of the com
panies, and Bowser** work would be
rewarded by the "weeding out" of bis
political opponent*.
One thing that stand* out clearly I*
that absolutely nothing is to be expected from the Liberal party In the
way of effective opposition to McBride and Bowser. Only a short while
ago, the Liberal press In Vancouver
was extolling the work of Parker
Williams and making' a great to-do
about his personality. All, evidently,
tor the purpose of making political
capital Jot tbe Liberal party; That
press Is. new going the Conservative
press one better ln misstating event*
and misquoting the representatives of
the men. Doing everything possible
in fact to further the corrupt practice*
Ot the Conservative machine.   ■'.. .
However, it 1* to Smile. Labor has
been battling too long with Nature
and with Capital to be worried now
about a few. little upstart politician*
and their obsequious publications. Already one can hear In fancy the doleful walling from the Grit-Tory camp
when B. C. Labor take* a notion to
expand his chest
The Federatlonist begs to stand
corrected. The Nanalmo Herald point*
out that the trouble over the gaa committee alerted at Extension mine Instead of Cumberland. It will be remembered that a disastrous explosion
occurred at Extension Oct 6, 1909, ln
which 33 miners lo*t their live*. The
Federatlonist Is grateful even to its
enemiee for.valuable Information.
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Social disturbances sometime* bring
nto momentary prominence aome
peculiarly ludicrous specimens of humanity. Fate has been particularly
unkind In holding up to public ridicule the mental misfortunes of a eer-
tain resident Of Nanalmo, Shoebotham
by name, and a lawyer by mistake.
Mr. Shoebotham 1* the disappointing
result of somebody'* Investment In
legal education. The atrlke hu
clothed bim wltb a, mantle, ot importance that hangs upon him with
but an HI grace. His latest report to
Hon. W. J. Bowser Is worthy ot preservation In the archives of the province, a* an object for the wonder of
apaterity that auch absurdity could
ever have held the reins of authority.
Following is sn excerpt!
"The strikers have adopted a somewhat peculiar method of doing this
picketing. In the flrst place they
started out by congregating In large
numbers, surrounding the works, and
on the streets in the immediate vicinity, and commenced passing tosnd fro
In every direction, So thst any peraon
going to work In the mine or leaving
It would have to come In contact with
them... They did hot aay or do anything to the workmen but simply
stored at them and passed them by,
and, of course, thst wss equally annoying a* If they had accosted them
or made threats. Tbey kept this up
for two or three daya and then I had
the ring-leaders picked up. They hare
been remanded for eight day*. Thla
was repeated whenever any attempt
waa made at picketing and now I believe that picketing 'even ln thla fash-
Ion ha* been abandoned."
Strange, Indeed, if unprotected
strike-breakers could not trip lightly
to work without being stared at by
rude menl But bless your trembling
little souls, fear not, "r am with thee.
No. innocent worker* shall have hi* innocence assailed by even ao much as
the bold glance* of burly men. "1"
will have the ringleader* of this ocular riot "picked up." There shall be
no looking askance within the con-
lines of Nanalmo. "I,''5 Shoebotham,
have spoken and my voice Is th* voice
of Bowser, tbe Law and the Profit*.
Hon. W. 3. Bowser Imagines, or says
he does. Out the tinkling of tbe little
belt* on Mr. 8hoeboth*m!e cap I*
causing the striken to "loee faith,'
the suppression' of stances being the
finsl Mow, Let/none deny the acting-
premier the happy privilege of deluding himself, tt his sole consolation ln
hie present dilemma. The- men he
Wss oonfldent could be brushed aside
by a wava of his hand, do not brush
with the anticipated ease, and he must
have some diversion,.
The public haa no doubt forgotten
that lut winter, a *o-to*pe*k seaworthy craft answered the call of
gravity off Vsn And*, B, O., and subsided gently Into her beloved element,
drowning two passengers. Extensive
Inquiries were made into the occurrence at the time and It wss solemnly
declared that any steamship having a
bottom aad a top wss seaworthy, \r-
respective of the position* thst might
be assumed by theae extremities.
The steamer was afterward resurrected from the deep and taken Into
drydock where extensive alterations
were made In her Identity. What was
once the 8,8. Cheslskee, Is now tbe
S.S. Cheakamu*. The heavy list to
port whieh gave the former a rakish
appearance and marked her as out of
th* ordinary, has been carefully .pre
served In the Utter. Her length, too,
hss been lncressed. which will- uo
doubt add to her efficiency In restricting the too rapid growth of population.
The Union Steamship Compsny, always careful of the welfare snd safety
of the public, Is said to be laying In s
large stock of aliases for use on Its
vesseMn cue* of emergency.
In regard to the Mexican situation,
the Wilson administration finds Itself
much In the position of s small boy
wbo I* requested to provide the means
ot hi* own chastisement '      \
In the gigantic flnanclal struggle
over Mexlco'a oil fields, the European
group appears to have the upper hand.
The European powers, however, owing
to the existence, ot the Monroe Doctrine, cannot step In and, by force of
arms, assist Huerta to "restore order
In that unhappy- land/* They are
therefore calling upon Washington to
recognise the Huerta government and
pave tbe way for that government to
borrow enough money to place Itself
firmly In power.
If half the tales that ara told are
true, American life and property are
extremely cheap In Mexico. Tet a
country that plunged Into war for the
ostensible purpose of succoring the
J downtrodden natives of Cuba and the
Philippine*, makes no. move to protect
the Interests of It* own citlsens. That
1 Is because It could not very well Interfere now without benefitting Huerta,
wbo happens to be the embodiment of
law and order Just at present. And
Huerta represents European financial
Interests which sre in bitter opposition to American flnanclal Interest*.
If, therefore, Wilson "cleans bouse"
In Mexico, as Europe wishes htm to
do, he tramples upon very near and
dear feet If he does not, he leaves
himself open to the charge of neglecting his country's interests and of playing dog In the Monroe manger. It is
Indeed a ticklish situation, one which
will doubtless help a few more people
tb realise what puppet* they are ln
the hands ot the - financial colossus
they have themselves created.     ,
"Capitalists, through their agent*,
would have us believe that they owe
nothing to society for tbe wealth they
have amassed, on the contrary, they
appear to think that society 4s In tbelr
debt because tbey obligingly refrain
from closing the treasure chamber and
leaving a demoralised commercial
world, out In tbe penurious cold.
They forget that however much
they have struggled and fought to
possess wealth, their effort* have all
been along Hue* provided and sane-
Honed by the rest of society. The ladder to flnanolal success I* composed of
law* establishing and maintaining the
right of private property, and wa* constructed by a majority ot the people,
But If he who has climbed that ladder
feels no gratitude for the mean* by
whloh he scales the height*, he ahould
remember that the mansion of success
1* not entirely out oil from the msss ot
the people below. Uke sny other
mansion. It must be kept going by
those who are not permitted to enter
it* balls. Therefore, those who rule
by reason Of having attained success
are suffered to do so by the governed
mane*. What the people have
erected, they can destroy. They csn
sot only remove tbe ladder, but leave
tbe occupants of the mansion to starve
as well,
Capitalist* would be well advised to
tread softly. No social (trcture 1* Incapable of demolition. What Ubor
has bullded tt can rebuild, Sad If 1*
quite possible lor entirely new provision to-be made for the disposition
of social wealth.
Hon. C. J. Doherty, Minister of Justice, whh lain the prairie country on
a trip of Mspectlon, saya he Is having
his eyes opened as to the possibilities
of the Weat If he is going aa far a*
Nanalmo, he ahould be cautioned
agaihit" straining hts eyes unduly.
They will be subjected to considerable
expansion if the administration of
"Juattce" In the coal city ever come*
to the Minister'* notice.
A.B.C.—A non-union men I* a man
who hope* that hla Individual genie*
will be recognised by hi* employen
and ultimately bring him rich reward,
He usually goes on hoping until his
fragmentary remain* are poured Into
a sombre casket and-consigned to tbe
disappointed worms.
Old Subscriber—No. The figure tn
your photo 1* not a statue erected to
the political memory of W. J'. Bowser-
It la a militiaman guarding tbe property of the Pacific Coast Coal Co.
against special police.
. Vox Popull—For Information respecting the Conservative immigration policy, write Mt. Foo Chow, Cumberland,. B. C.
X.T.S,—T*», we have party government In B. .0. The Conservative party
Is at present In power, and the opposition Is partly In Jail. The most
dangerous occupation* are mining and
voting the opposition ticket
•        -    ACT,  '
. Scene—Police court, Nanalmo.
Dramatis Penonae—Mr. J. H. Simpleton,' maglatrate; Mr. Sole, crown
prosecutor; cOunsel for the defence 1*
also present; prisoners, who do not'
require any Identity in thla court; minor officials.
'  Magistrate-, (to prisoner)—You are
charged with Intending to stare at a
atrlke-breaker who was not present
Are you guilty or not guilty?
,...; Prtaoner—Not guilty.      ';'-
Sole—I want a remand in this caae.
Mag.—Granted, my dear air.
• ^Defence—But I protest—^-
M*g.—8lt sown.
Def.-7-I have a right—* •
Msg.~Who laid lot The accused
hsS put himself In a false position,
? Def^You have no right to aay that
The prisoner ha* not been convicted.
- Mag.—He will be, all right Don't
you try to tell this court Its business.
Next oase. Do you wish' to go on With
tht* cue, my dear Mr. Sole? '■'■•.:,'.
. Sole-'Ye*, your honor.   ""■'
Mag, (to next prisoner)—You "-are
charged with walking In an unlawful
manner. Are you guilty or not guilty?
Prfc-Nof guilty.
Sole—We wish to convict this man.
Mag.—Three months •' take him away.
Defence—I wish to call witnesses In
this cue.
Mag.—What! you here yet? Don't
interrupt business.
Det—Thl* I* a moat summary and
Mag.—Look out; you hare no business expressing your contempt for this
. Def.—Thi* li not in keeping with
the law.
Mag.—The law? Clerk, bring me
the law. No, never mind. My business
Is to convict prisoners, and I guess I
know my business, do I not Mr. Sole?
Sole—Ye*, your honor, •
Mag.—Next cue. (To next prison
er)—You ere charged with bavins
been arrested by a special policeman.
Are you guilty or not guilty?
Mag.-Gu!lty!    Guilty!    What  on
earth  Who ever heard of anybody
being guilty? Can we convict ln a
cue of thla kind, Mr. Sol*?   -
Sole—We  had   better  adjourn,
Mag.—Court, Is adjourned.   -
What Do** It All Me«nf
Considerable speculation la rife ln
local labor circles as ta the Inter
pretatton of the following clause from
the Provincial Election Act tn ..the
light of events now transpiring on
Vancouver-Inland, The clause reads:
"4. Every male of the full age of
twenty-one years, not being disqualified by. thl* Act or by any other law
in force In this Province, being entitled within thie Province to the privileges of a natural-born British subject,
and being able to read this Aot, or
any portion thereof, to the sattefee-
tlgn of the Registrar, if required by
•uch Registrar so to do, halng raided
In thl* Province tor-, six month*, and
In the Electoral District ln which he
claim* to vote for one month ot that
period Immediately previous to lending In his claim to vote u hereinafter
mentioned, and being duly registered
u an elector under the provisions of
this Act shall be entltlad to vote at
any election: Provided that no person
thill be entltlad te be registered or
to veto U aforesaid who ahall hav*
been convicted of Sny treuen, or
Indictable offense, unless he shell hsve
received a free or conditional pardon
for such offense, or have undergone
the sentence passed upon him for auch
offense: Provided that tbe foregoing
provision wltb regard to ability to
read this Aot shall not apply to sny
penon who I* now registered u an
elector.under the provtolons ot the
■aid 'Provincial Elections Act.'"
"Ths Old Men'a Fee
Some young men from Boston applied to an old fisherman up In the
country to see If he could get some
bait. He thought he could, and started off, Three houra afterward he appeared with * ten-quart pall full of
angle worm*. The boy* were alarmed
lest there Would not be money enough
In the party for Such a wealth of halt,
but they put .up a bold front and
some one naked: "How much do we
owe you?"
"Well, I. don't rightly know," an-
swered the old man; "The ground Is
kinder solid and the worm* Is tar
down, and It'a been bard on my back
to dig 'em, but I've half a mind, to go
tlsbtn' myself tomorrow, an' If you'll
give me half the bait we'll call it
Square."—Boston Traveler.
The above ts a supposedly funny
•tory.. Think It over and ssk your
self the queitlon: Is tt? lint It Just
about the real article?
What monsters "foreign agitators":
would be U all the thing* laid of them
Were: true. It wu the aame nineteen
hundred yean ago.   -
Nothing on earth or beneath it oan
atop the onward march of Labor toward* international solidarity and industrial freedom.
Between the. ages of 40 and 60 most
of one'* Ume I* devoted to unlearning
wh*i was learned between the agea
ot 20 and 49.
-' The .greed of gain la a bottomless
pit," in which honor, conscience and
patriotism are often drowned.—Kas-
lay.   /-
. Despotism can no more flourish In a
nation until the liberty ot the press be
destroyed than the night can come before the sun has set—Cotton.
A true trade unionist never threatens to tear up hla card limply because
he Is the victim ot a conspiracy by a
few scabby, favor-currying card carriers.
Perseverance Is more prevailing
than violence, and many thing* whloh
cannot be overcome when they are together; yield themselves up when
taken little by little,
With fair rents, *, living wage, th*
baby bonus, gaol for striking, conscription, etc., Australia must be
surely marching on to the land of
Caanan—we don't think.—The People.
"Then can be no pease u long u
hunger snd want are found amongst
million* of working men, and the few
who make up the employing clus
hare all the good thing* of life."
We can learn a lesson from-the
beaver. With the aid of his fellows
he builds a dam and makes for himself a home. He know* he can do
nothing singly, and doe* not try to,
He co-operates. . He Join* with, his
metes.  Get that?
JAMES ST Ark:____-.
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' in grey, brown snd tan. Cat full 52 inches long, having the
new storm collar.  Cuffs and collar neatly finished with tail-'
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Smart serviceable coats for the school" miss. An extensive,
and pleasing variety, now ready for your Choosing. Bring the girl
in thl* Week, you will flnd we sre better prepared than ever before to furnish practical coats In style, material and colon at
very modest prices. Pony cloth*, imported curl fabrics, bouucles,
diagonals, cheviots; blanket-cloths end fin* tweeds. Sllee tor girl*
up to 14 yean.  Some excellent value* are featured at 84.90,
18.00, M-00, S7.00, SS.50 and up to. .-....„,..„ aiS.W
The Outcast
They called him "fob*" and "traitor"
ss through the land he went Tbey
cried out "Agitator" and "Brand of
Discontent" From altar and from
steeple upon this man, forlorn, the
priest* and* "goodly people" hurled
wrath ud bitter acorn.
They called him "cheat" and "taker" and drove Urn from the door.
They shouted "Mischief-maker, he-
rone—and come 1 no more," From
border unto border they hounded htm.
lest he "upset* established order and
bring on ananhifa"
At length they seised and tried him
that tbey might have their will, and
so they crucified him upon a lonely
hill, the outcast agitator, driven by
scour** and rod. They catted him
"fool" and "traitor" and now we call
him Ood.—Bertoh Breley.^
Protests Too Much
When he discusses the Oriental Immigration question Sir Richard alwaya remind* us of the player in Hamlet says the Victoria Time*, editorially. He drth protert too much. In-an
Interview published In the London
Standard be is reported as gravely de-
Siting that "Brtthh Columbia Is taking a firm stand and will sever alter
Its petition in thla regard." What
does he mean by thla? ta It that the
Arm stand taken by the province, aa
represented by 'Its government, tn
permitting the employment of Orientals ln the coal mines In violation of
the taw, will never be altered? This
muit be what h* means, because "he
surety cannot expect , anyone to   be-
Seven hundred yeara ago today a lone
Slwash paddled hi* light canoe Into the
•bore of Burrard Inlet He did not
know It wu Burrard Inlet at the time,
ao he carried hi* craft up above high-
water mark ud sat down to muse up-
on the day'* news...
He did not haul the morning paper
out'of hi* hip pocket and enjoy the
activities of * leased wire. Nevertheless he wu ln receipt of the new*.- It
had taken nine weeks tor the Items
io reach htm per other Slwashes, but
they were new*. Moreover, he hu
reasons to believe that the events recorded had really happened.
Poor, untutored aavage! He died
without ever knowing what a leased
wire wu. Had hts span of existence
extended until the present time, he
would receive his Information from
four daily paper*. Not only would he
be advised of event* that occur thousand* of mile* away within a few
hour* of tbelr occurrence, but he would
he advlaed of them whether they took
place or not.
In place of waiting nine weeks to
team of notable happening*, all he
would have to do would be to read tbe
paper and then watt nine weeke to
learn that what, he had read wu aot
so. Thu* would hi* lite be rendered
more variable ud exciting, and'hi*
mind prevented from getting Into a rut
through being too Sure that what he
was told wu true.
more than platform exclusion's1* as
lone as they connive St a hreaob of
one of their own statutes.
Then, again, ho* le it the Prenjjer.
Has hot endeavored to .Impress. his
riiHd exclusion Meu upon hhfpolltl-
est friends st Ottawa who hav? to do
with Immigration? Some Urn* ago
a remonstrance from him, buked up
hy thst devoted little band of total
exclusfonlsts—on I rtarade days—the
"solid seven," might have caused Mr.
Borden to pause, before he signed
away the right of. thl* country to en-
foree Its Immigration laws In his negotiations with the Japanese authorities.
He might hsve obtained from the federal prime minister Snd his followers
the support of Hon: Frank Oliver's
amendment protecting this-province
ln regard to another phau ot .the
question. Hs might even now Stir,
Mr. Borden to eome activity with regard to Chinese Immigration. But Instead of using hM Influence where It
would be effective, Sir Richard/talk*
total exclusion at a safe distance and
for political purpose* oqly. The best
w*y for him to put his Ideas Into
practice I* to lead the van ln the die-,
conragement or the employment of
Orientals by some of the; large cor
potations with whloh he is allied by
simply enforcing the law ot the province—and then he might talb about lt
all he pleases.      '
Despotism sits nowhere so secure
u Under the elAty and ensigns ol
How fortunate, after all, that all the
things said of one are not so.
Education Is a better safeguard of
liberty than a huge' standing army.-
Persecution Is a tribute which the
truly great hare ever had to pay for
When the worker* of the world refuse to do the fighting for other* there
will be no war.
If one could only rlr up a crematory
that would compel the dead past to
stay dead the patent rights for Tie-
tori* alone would commend a for,
The only place one can expect everything said to he agreed with Is tn
a modern barber shop.
When purchasing collars don't tor-
get thst then Is In the market a full
variety of union label collars. The
"Bell" brand Is made under union conditions, been the union label, and 1*
therefore deserving of your patronage.
Be consistent and dont wear a nonunion collar around a union neck.  -
Now supposing the New York
priest Hans Schmidt, murderer, had
been a trade unionist or a socialist.
The kept dally press would surely
have been unable to flnd i flareheads
big enough to herald the new*. But
because an individual priest or preacher commit* a wrong no falrmlnded
unionist or socialist would think of
attacking Christianity, Many alleged
Christian people are not u charitable.
With the issue of Sept 17 the Cout
Seamen's Journal entered upon the
twenty-seventh year of its life. For
twenty-six yean this paper ha* unin-
terrputedly espoused the cause of the
tollers of the sea, There have been
trying periods in the life of the Jour
nal, but ao far neither hostile human
agencle* nor tbe elemen't* - beyond
control ot man have been able to suppress ltt voice fbr one Single Issue.
According to an interview given to
the dally preu Of the old land by P.
M. Draper, secretary-treuurer of the
trade* ud Ubor Congress of Can-
ad*, after a month of personal Investigation, the unemployed problem of
Oreat -Britain has been pretty well
transferred to Canada, thanks to the
Salvation Army and other huckster*
of human Uy**, aided and abetted by
the federal ud provincial government*.
The attitude taken nowadays by
the European power* towarda China
may be considered a aort of slight
shown, to the Orientals.. New ldue
■re no more the monopoly ot European nations; they Sre also extantin
Japan, u well u In China, < We
entals, like Europeans, c*n no i ,
tolerate a government that alma~al
suppressing new Ideas than we o»n
allow others to pursue a policy towards us which tak**. no account of
■our owi^oplnloni."—China Republican.
The Dublin outrage ia evidently sn
Incident in a capitalist conspiracy to
crush the organlted workers. The
challenge of the employer* h*i been
accepted, and the flght must be to a
finish. Mr. Murphy muit be taught a
lesson, And when will the worken
learn the lesson of such tragedies u
lleve thst he or hie asioclatei are this?  They light against the Capital-
   —.__.-_..... — lata in a strike and.leave.the'^toStrol
of the military ud the police lh the
hands of the same capitalists! Only
U they unjte to overthrow the power
of the capltaliat In the state will they
advance to their, social emancipation.
—Labor Leads*. - '*.••■"    ■■'•:-'
Did you ever reflect test most Ot
the money and effort spent in union
label agitation Is spent In uklng for
the support of member* of organised
labor? If the member* were doing
their duty by the union label these
efforts among them would -not be
needed. Then the Same and-more
money and effort could be Spent amopr
the general public,-and thli, hacked by
a united1 demand of all member*,
would change retailing and manufacturing condition! In short order. That
union labels are not stronger is tbe
fault of men and women and not ot
tbe labeli.
"Anything that can be msde to psy
win he msde to pay. If corruption
and tilth and vice and crime oan be
made profitable, we see that there are
thoie who will make It so; and those
who do will hot ntoeuarlly belong to
any nation, to shy plsce br to any
time. * The nationality, the location or
tbe time are futon Which cut no
manner of figure In explaining suob
social phenomena, but the fact that
there I* money hi them unquestionably lies basically at the root of them
all,. Men who resort to such things
do so for what there Is lh It. It Is
worth while. .The entire system of
political debauchery, police corruption, tenderloin grafting, and official
boodllng is founded upon dollars and.
cent*, and crime and vice ud graft
are almpty Industrialized ln a highly
scientific way. Were It possible to
eliminate tbe proflt element all these
things would vanish aa the dew vanish** before the summer morning
sun," concludes the Nome Industrial
Worker, "and until that Is done, the
corruption and crime, no matter how
.repressed, will show Itself under one
form or another. It Is a fact that no
matter where we face this profit demon 1* sliming everything, smearing
with Its noisome filth everything thst
Would be respectod among men. Eventually no doubt society will reach a
stage when the production of wealth
will be carried on for social uu ud
not for Individual proflt"
In a few Weeks many trade union*
will take a ballot of memben on the
supremely Important queitlon of political action, ud lt-wu therefore
neoesury that a lead should be forthcoming from the Trade Union Congreaa, ssy* the Dally Citlsen, A lead,
strong, sue, emphatic, hu been Issued to the rank-and-file, only three
delegates In the largest congress ever
oslled together holding up bands
against the Joining together of Industrial aad political power. That Is the
right way, Indeed the only way, to
echlev* victory.   '
Te fight ear industrial battles, while
neglecting the political aide, to like
trying tohotd a wolf by the ear*. In
these days trade unionists are sometimes Urged to ignore politics, but it
they follow thl* foolish ud *hort-
slghted counsel, they will put a rod In
pickle for themselves. Workers may!
at their peril turn their buk* upon
parliaments but parliament assuredly
will not turn Its buk upon them. Par
turnout regulate* at many points the
condition* ot their employment and
employer* ud landowners do not
•pend hundred* ot thousand* ot
pounds on the retention of political
power without a definite purpose,
The Influence of parliament reachea
to work-people In factories, workshops
and mines, and railways u well u In
their homes. There is no escaping It,
try we never ao hard. The hours and
wages ot increasing numben of wage-
earners will be affected by legislative
uactment Parliament affirm* a standard of safety and sanitary condition*
Parliament decides what amount ot
compensation ahall be paid to the Injured Workman; what amount of pension to the old workman. In sickness'
and health, at work or play, In atrlke*
ud lock-outs, the worker* are governed by law, Snd they are living In
a fool's paradlu It tbey Imagine there
will be no difference ln the scope and
character of the lawa made by their
muter* ud by their own representative*. To vote against a parliamentary levy ud by thi* mean* to leave
the shaping of legislation ta the huds
of thou who think ud privately
speak of the tolling millions as "the
lower, orders," "ths Ignorant mob,"
"the grant unwashed" would be Indeed
a penny-wlse-pound-foollsh ..policy.
True, the employen at-alecUon* render lip-service to democracy ud commend the Workers for their patience
—the patience of the laboring ox. But
the Intelligent workman < ot today
wants more solid pudding, and lei*
empty praise. Nor la he blind to the
tact that election blarney apart, the
true, attitude ot Capital toward Labor rightly struggling to be free *
veal* Itself is the policy of the Dublin
employer* who, after calmly witness-
 the head-mnaahtng snd Imprison-
t of strikers, have decided on a
general lock-out In the hope that the
hunger of children ud the famine of
wives Bay bring the men to a humbler
frame ot mind.
On social qestlons, when, the wsge
and home of the, workrau are at
stake, rich Liberal and Tory PpUtJ-
elms, we have f Iscoverad, an much
of a muchness,' It I* not a Tory Lord
Lieutenant wbo occupies Dublin Gas-'
tip at this moment The workers muit
usp their * pathetic polttoal attachment to broken cisterns thst csn hold
no water. We are bound to Support
the direct representation ot Lsbor, union w* believe the workers era base
In kind and born to be slave*. Poll-
tic* had become cold grey cinder* and
uhei; the labor movement kindled a
new Ore—a fire, we believe, that will
never be put out By the aid of labor, politic* are* made human; parliament hu to listen to the story ot
nun's Inhumanity to mu; parliament
haa to undentand that by no trick Or
device cu it escape from the engrossing problem of the condition of the
people whloh now merges snd dwarfs
every other. All this wu Involved'
In the splendid vote of congress, sad
It is also by the pescetul conquest of
political power that labor will reeltoe
tbe great Ideals of peace, voiced so
eloquently by, Herr Listen, of Oer-
muy, reaching forward to a time
when nations will wur no more red
livery of the Ood of War.
The Alberts Poderattonlst, published for some month* by L. T. English,
hu ceased publication, ud the subscription Hits have been taken over
by The Standard, a weekly.
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Bepartmsnt of Labor (tompilation
Shows OT» Unions W—TTa-.
bership ef 88,059.
Standinf of Tlrads Unionism in
Chief Industrial Nations Shows
,  Canada leejiBg Psr.
As a matter ot moorland tor rssdy
reference the excerpts below she
reproduced from the seeond enseal report on Labor organisations ln Canada,
covering the year UU, Hsu** by the
federal Department of Ubor, - The
followlnf table In the report give* tbe
names of il cities which Include 970
of the 1,863 looal unions In the Dominion, the list not extending to cities
having 20 local* or fewer:
• HI till! 1
,   Ik-.imxl
Toronto...... lis 78 ','■:  I6,4tt
Montreal.... 107 SS'"" 16412
Winnipeg ... 82 SO 7,518
Vancouver .. (0 80 8,011
Hamilton ... 60 88 8AM:
Ottawa.......... 60. 82 2,766
Vlotoria..™ 46 80 8,287
Calgary .  42 14 3,281
Quebec   ;"41 20 .* 4.4U
Edmonton... __ 40 24 2,729
London'  88 37      . 2,860
Ft. William. 31 16 983
SUohn, N.B. 28 18 2,687
St. Thomas. 28 16 1,324
Saskatoon... 28 14     991
tMhbridge „ 37 14■_■ 1;
Halifax  26 ll 1,387
Pt Arthur... 26 12 633
Brandon ... 14 17 1,118
Nelson .:■ 23 16 1,( *
Moose Jaw... 22 16 1,629
WInd*or ..... *21 14-    : "
Total ;J..„ -S79 , 678 83,069
An Intereitlng statement contained
tn the report Showa the relative standing In trades unionism of the chief Industrial nations, with figures indicating the percentage of trade union
membership to population In the case
of each country aa follow*:'
Ot. Britain...
France ........
Denmark ...
Finland. .......
Germany 1..
Austria .......
Hungary ......
8ervia ....	
Romania ......
Italy „ ....
Unlt'd States.
.. 92,7iu
.. 168,089
.. 128,224
.. 63)830
.. 19,640
. 6,687
. 8,504
.. 96480
... "6,000
... 78,119
. 709,943
... 80,000
:. 160,120
39*601,609 2,026
7,616,780 1.012
6,945,156 2,026
2,757,076 2.026
5,621,948 4.046
2,391,782 2.021
8420,264 2,022
64,901)423 4.047
38,321)088 1.017
1,898,044 .003
19,588,688   ....
91,972,286 1.481
7,204,627 2.02
;        THE DEATH MACHINE.    .
By Harold Begbie, In London Dally
Germany ha* been shocked, startled,
and irritated by the publication of a
little book called "Menschenscblacht-
hens," or, a* the English translation
liaa it, "The Human Slaughter-House
—Scene* from the war that Is sure lo
.eome:" .     -
"Thtt little book, chock roll of shuddering horror, grisly with 'raw head
and bloody* bones,' nauseating with the
reek and steam of a shambles, Is described by Teuton Faistaffs as the'
morbid phantasy of 'sn hysterical
neuropath; bflt It ba* sohriOO.OOO
copies, It IS well calculated to wjlt the
buckram of German Caesarlsm, and
Saner, calmer, liner work of lta kind
haa never come my way.
"let every grown man So dead In
hi* Imagination as to speak of 'the
glory of war' read thl* book, and for
ever after revise hi* vocabulary.
-'-War has always been a most beast-
like, filthy, and disgusting business,
the noblest of Homeric encounters,
when hero faced hero, wa* not merely
a fantastic method for settling international disputes, lt wa* a dirty, ugly,
and loathsome spectacle.
"Every blow In a man's face and
every thrust at a man'* body, however
the poet mty describe them, are beast-
like and shameful
"And when blow and thruat are
aimed to destroy life, aimed to break
through that covering ot the body end
tear out the spirit, that la to aay, when
they are Inspired, that I* to say, when
they are Inspired by thst veritable
spirit of murder, then are they not
only besst'llke and shameful, but devilish and Internal.
"It Is beyond the power of Shakes*
peare to apparel war In any garment
of beauty, or to dress violence In a
seemly robe,
"The business of killing s man Is
hideous and evil.
Modern War.
"But modern war 1* a thing viler
than any vllenees of which the mind
of man has yet dreamed. Consider
one Invention alone—the machine gun.
"What a marvel of mechanism one
of those machine gun* 1*1
"Tou set' It busing, and It spurts
out bullets thicker than rain can fall.
"And the automaton licks Its lips
hungrily and sweeps from right to left.
"It 1* pointed on the middle of the
body, and spray* the whole Hrlng-llne
with one sweep.
"It ts a* though Death had scrapped
his scythe for old Iron; as If nowadays
he bad graduated as expert mechanic.
"They have ceased to mow corn by
hand nowadays. By this time even the
sheaves are gathered up by machinery,
And so they will have to shovel our
millions of bodies underground with
burying machines."
Tbls Is how Wllbelm Lamsius writes
sbout war. He aee* It aa It truly Is—
a slaughter-house worked by machinery, where one part ot- th* working
ol*** consent to kill their fellow-work-
er* at the instance of modern head
Shd profit-hunters.
tatenaasaal -Seat* KsaUm V. M. w.
of A. AS ffSMM lacaresnrta* la
aowraf* ainyea fer apkoISiag werk-
problem or medicine
Suggestion Hade That City Might
Oive Free Bit* for Ireotton of
;    Labor Home.
Just whst the labor unions of thi*
city are going to do about future
headquarter* I* a question that Is a*
yet far from, settled. Of course, nearly all the bodies meet fairly regularly
In various, hall*, but practically no
accommodation can be found •shea
special meeting* or committee meeting* are In order, and private residences are pressed Into service. At
Present the Trade* and Lahor Council
ha* two.propositions before them for
the lease of promises, but oh the
terms offered, the members apparently feel that It will take some tall hue-.
Hlng to make end* meet. There Is a
feellpg that Medicine Hat labor men
should have morp than -a mere meeting place. A hall with committee
room* snd a well-equipped clnb room
In connection Is. the thing that lt wanted, and It is expected that efforts
along this line will be pursued. The
labor temple proposition failed -to
make good, but it would not be sur-
priflng it before many moon* a site
Is purchased by the trade* unionists
of the city/ The municipal councils
of some cities In this continent have
contributed sites tor such a purpoie,
and It would seem as though the
trade* unionist has as much reason
to look for free sites aa Young Women'* Christian-Assoclationa and other
organisation*.—8*turday Ubor column, Dally Newl.
", ,A, r., of.' L Convention. «
. The Executive Council of the American Federation .ot Labor/ wltb headquarter? at Washington, D. C, have
Issued the official "call" for the thirty-
third annual convention of the American Federation ot Labor, which Is to
be held at Seattle, beginning Monday
morning;, November 10th,
Is your nam* on th* volar*'
list? ■■■■/
Monday, October Ith, It the
last day ta get on the provincial
voter*' Mat for. the revision of
Nov. .7th. :
Think of Bowser—then election day—then proceed without
, delay to the regtotfart office and
personally tee that your name Is
eh th*. list, ',,,
The new Act specifies that'the
list of persons claiming to vote
(hall be suspended, trom and after th* Aral Monday in Aprlf and
Octobsr of each year, and Court
of Revision held en th* third
Monday of M*y and November of
•aoh y*»r.        f_. '
if Worksrs' Ui
Attractive Dl
Wrss Unions Spt
ity of CoUaeUvt
Its Own
An Innovation tb
upon with much tat
throughout Canada,
over this continent,
perimented with by
unions'of Oreet Brit
Ths Workers' un
with headquarter* .
Hamstead, London,
Chas. Duncan, IIP,
tary, Is at preeent r
page display advt. In
and the following li
"copy" und:
"It at flnt you di
try, try again!
"The thing* wh
been done are th
have got to b* dot
,-, "The men who
the: trier*.    =
"It4s by schlevl
We the world mov
- "Life means act!
grass, movement
"The dead are a
- "Let us organl*
Trade Union*.
"There are 14,1
"There are 8,009,1
"There sre 11,00
organisation meant
"The solution ol
solves many riddle
"Are you alive?
Ing?. Are you act
•The   Workers'
. every Intelligent tr
constitute himself.
"Don't say: It'a
a hard Job; It'* * 1
tough lob. But st
quick, swift, at onict
with both hands,
hang on.forever,
eeed! The world v
These advertiieme:
dally, and' each. In
make*-an appeal to
portion ot the worktn
ada the church, a* ai
already, recognised th
paper Advertising, 1
Unionists hsve done
piece Union Directoi
lahor pre**.
The result* obtatne
vertlaing aa noted al
Country, should be all
merit in publicity. M
are expended annually
in enlarging their so
sale*, and there 1* «
world why the trade
should not adopt thl
creialng its members!
the knowledge of It* I
In addition to this It
1st*, collectively; an
supporting lta own 1*1
Ject that Is surely w
eratlon. -
. 8an Franoloco am
- M. J. McGuir* of tl
Union submitted an
the constitution of th
Labor Council last we
an Increase ln due* fn
to |4 per month,
amount to be aet aak
fund. Action on the |
ment will be taken by
meeting,     " -
To- Vancouver unit
paying 10 cents a qui
tral labor body the
somewhat of a shock,
results at San Fran
the higher rate aeemi
P y*
my.  l8lo.
ULSfusni ON
urn > rwi 11 ar rtiT«m
|,    market,
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Why Men Don't Go to Church ■
Editor B. C. Federatlonist: The
Rev. A. B. Cooke, who Is endeavoring
to flnd out the reason why bo many of
the. male population do not attend
church, seems to be an earnest seeker
after the truth. Ot late year* there
has been quite a number of ministers
wbo have been Just as zealous as Mr.
Qqoke in probing -this momentous*
question of "What's the-matter with
the church?" . But nothing seems to
have come of it, and, of course, nothing ever will come of lt until tile
church [conforms to the Immutable
law of evolution, picks the wool from
lta eyes, the moss, off Its back and
estate its burden of superstition and
Ignorance back Into the black abys*
from which the race has been gradually emerging ever since that awful
period of history known as the "Dark
Ages," when- the church was at the
zenith of Its power as well as its corruption.
I There are many reasons why men
are not ln sympathy with the church
aa It Is constituted today, although a*
an Institution it is. not the brazen,
fiendish despot, not the propagator of
auch hellish superstitions and damnable crue.ltles which history tell* us
it was ln the days of the Inquisition,
But there Is no escape from the working of the great law of Retribution
for either Individuals, institutions or
nations. The ancient Greeks knew
o'f this law and Its certainty of re
suits, hence their Nemesis, goddess ot
Retribution. Tbe Buddhists and Theo-
aophists know this law as Karma.
Paul, whd was one of the leaders ln
the agitation against the despotic
rule of the Paarlse.es and privileged
classes ln Judea, was emphatic ln his
declaration that "As yon sow so also
ahall ye- reap." History tells us what
sort of harvest the. Jews reaped. Of
course we do not take Paul's words
ass applying only to the rulers of the
'Jewish church. The great law is applicable to us all—Individuals, nation*,
races, all humanity. The Christian
church today is paying the penalty of
har bloody past.
Let us look at a few of the reason*
—and there are many—that make a
large, majority of the people indifferent to the eloquence of the minister*
wbo sure using every endeavor to attract them to their churches. Let us
flrst take the reasons of the great majority—the working class. During the
paat four or live, decades they have
been educated—not very much, lt Is
true, but enough to read and understand. They, as a class, do not bother
very much about the past history of
the church.' Their chief concern is
the stand the church takes today in
matters that are - vital to their well-
being.    And what do they see?
They see that the church as a whole
la still their enemy on the Industrial
field. In almost every battle between
capital and-labor up to the present the
church—and mdre especially the older
Catholic church—has supported the
master class, right or wrong. TBI*
was to be expected, as economic determinism governs the church as lt
does -every institution, whether religious. Industrial or political. One
church and many ministers and congregations of other denominations supported the slave-owners at the time of
the American civil war, and declared
that slavery was ordained by .Ood.
They proved It by the Bible, too.
These ministers obtained their salaries from the slave-owners, not from
the slaves, and tbere was no sense ln
cutting off their own Income.
The workers look with amused contempt on those ministers who preach
the gospel' of equality and brotherly
love from the pulpit and at the. same
time denounce the action of their lowly working brothers when they are
forced to strike, for living conditions;
on those ministers who act as chaplains In the/ despicable mllltla, the de
luded , members of which serve the
master class as strike-breakers and
murderers of their fellow workers; on
those clergymen who pray to a Ood
of *f-aOve and Peace, for victory ln war
J and destruction of the enemy while
other, reverend gentlemen lh th'e_op-
posing army are praying to the same.
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God tor the ume thing tor tbelr aide;
on those ministers who are alwaya
ready to accept a call-from a wealthier
congregation; on thoae ministers who
tell us It Is God's will tbat some
should be poof and suffer, and unctuously quote the Master's words: "The
poor ye have alwaya with you" In
support ot tbelr theology; on those
churchman and pillars ot the church
who gamble ln stocks, wbo corrall all
the good things ot the earth, who grab
everything In sight, coal lands, timber lands, v-ater right*, everything
thai) a beneSclent Providence ordained tor all of us to .use and enjoy.
These ministers and bead* of the varloua churche* make no kick against
the capitalist greed that has separated the people trom their heritage, but
they preach obedience and submission
to the will of God when the workers
demand a larger share of the things
they produce. When ministers ot the
gospel can aee their way to uphold
the worker* In their demand tor ALL
they will probably see their churches
Oiled to overflowing.
There are thousands of working
men, a* well a* business and professional men, who are thinkers, but do
not g* to-church. Why? Became
their reason plainly shows them how
■Illy are some of the beliefs, statement*, theorlea—call 'em what you
will—promulgated by • the various
sects which constitute "the church."
Only the other day at a Baptist convention, a minister, holding aloft a
Bible, shouted: "I believe EVERT
LITERALLY. I believe that God actually created the world in six days
I believe that Adam and Eve actually
existed six thousand year* ago," etc.
This poor fellow, didn't know he. was
displaying a colossal ignorance that
would make a .schoolboy Mush with
shame. He didn't have any Idea that
lt took million* of yeara for the earth
to cool before th* simplest form of
physical life could manifest. He didn't know that the records of thousand*
—perhaps millions—of years under'
water one preserved In the heart* and
summits of our mountains, He didn't
Know that the Bible, like all ancient
books, waa written.In metaphor and
symbolism. What do they teach in
theological colleges, anyway? What
sensible, thinking man would want to
go to'church to listen to the silly patter of an lgnommu* like thl* Baptist
Then, again, took at the flummery
and silliness which pertain to the service* of the Roman; Greek and Anglican Churches, when men and boys
dressed up tn women's nightgown*
parade around -the aisle* chanting a
singsong in Latin which nobody under-
stands, swinging little lamps' ot Incense and filling the Ignorant mind
wltb awe by a gorgeous display of
painted gewgaws simply because the
said Ignorant mind has bsen saturated
with superstition from It* Infancy. Is
that sort of thing religion, or Is It Inherited folly?'   ,
But putting aside aU the Incongruous
forms and ceremonle* Indulged in My
the older churches, putting aside the
conflicting dogma* which each denomination maintain* a* agalmt tbe other*, let us look at some of the belief*
held by all ln common and aee If they
are such as would* attract a well-balanced, Intelligent mind with reasoning
powers ot rather mora than ordinary
Tbey all believe It to God's, will that
tbe workers should feed and clothe the
shirker* and go lean and hungry and
ahabby themselves because the shirker* have taken possession ot everything tbe worker* muit use, and because of their ownership they take
two-third* of the workers' product. All
tbe different churche* uphold ibis system.
They all proclaim their God to be a
Ood of love and mercy. But when
you ask them why he didn't show a
little mercy to tbe poor fellow who had
been hounded by the blacklist and
driven to autclde by poverty, pain and
Ill-health, or to the friendless girl who
wa* forced into prostitution by heart-
lea* whiteslave™ greedy for,the profits ihe would bring them, the average
minister can tell you nothing but that
Ood works In mysterious ways and no
one can understand why He does such
seemingly cruel things. It ts not necessary to undentand; they say. It I*
God'* will, and the doubts your reason
puts forth are merely the whisperings
of Satan.
They all claim their God to be a God
of exact Justice. What sort of Justice
1* lt that condemns the slum baby to'
a life of misery, ignorance snd degradation end the palace baby to every
pleasure this world can afford? What
had either baby done to deserve Its
future? It this Is their God's will they
surely worship a most unjust being.
But. the truth Is they have set up a
god with human attributes and aak u*
to bow-down to thl* Incongruous deity
of their own creation;
They all preach the doctrine of
brotherly love and the fatherhood of
Ood, and aa long as the' poor brother
stay* submissive In his, poverty bs Is
a good brother* and Ood loves bim.
But when the stress of industrial battle comes, when the working brother
strives to obtain a fairer share of the
products of hts labor and the shirking
brother ^alls out the military, to protect hts property from the righteous
wrath of the exploited workers, where
stands the Church then? Which of
the "brothers'' does it uphold? Needless, to ask. (Naturally It atands for
"the, rights of property" and that brand'
of "law and 'order" which keeps the
(Oscar Lowell Trlgga.)
From age to age the struggle for
liberty change* Its ground. In one age
■km* .are emancipated. In another
age men battle against king* and
tyrant* tor political liberty^-for the
right, that Is,' tb. be self-governing. In
another age there is expansion ln the
moral and intellectual life.
"Today we are enduring the strain
of a struggle which Is practically
world-wide—the struggle for industrial
liberty. ' -
Industrial liberty is a final form of
liberty since It Involve* the activity of
tbe creative powers ot man. When a
man works he Is. He never Is until he
works. Hence today we seek freedom
in respect to our daily work—the work
by which we daily live.
, Political liberty never, meant anarchy. But government must be absolutely at the consent and with the par
tldpatlon of the governed. In the
same way Industrial liberty means
self-activity in . the sphere of work,
We want to be not free from work, but
In work. The man who hu the true
love of life hate* the wage slavery
of the present. He fights against the
system which prevents him from being
a true worker, a producer, a creator.
Living Ghost* In Houss of Lard*.
The postmaster-general, at the dinner of the Newspaper Society, uld
speakers ln the House of Lords always]
reminded him of ghosts solemnly debating among themselves the' affairs
of the upper world. (Laughter.) The
late Duke of Devonshire said that he
oncevdreamed that he was on his feet
making a speech In the House of Lords,
and he woke and tound that he was.
(Laughter.)—China Republican.
Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as
to be purchased at the price of chain*
and slavery? I know not what coiirae
other* may take, but as for me, slve-1
me liberty or give me death!—Patrick
JBox log."Vancouver",
exploiting class ln the saddle and the
"Church" In existence.
Besides, the Church of today I* not
a very desirable Institution for an honest man to Join. There are too many
thieves; hypocrites and strong-armed
men in it Carnegie, who could have
stopped the Homestead massacres by a
word, 1* a hlgby esteemed member of
the Church, anil of course always will
be; so Is J. D. Rockefeller, so 1* 0. M.
Schwab and a lot of Ipther aatute
"brother*" who have waxed fat and
rich from the robbery and exploitation
of, their wage-earning brother*. Oh,
tbere can be little doubt tbat the
Church is alive to its own Interests.
What would lt beneBt a deep-thinking, religious, man to attend church,
to hear a reiteration of statements
and belief* he hs* studied and examined and cast aside .year* < *go?'|
By "rellgloua" I do not mean th*
brand that 1* ln common uu for business and other secular purposes, hut
the religion that has the courage to
peel off and throw sway the mouldy
wrappings of dogma, orthodoxy, creed,
sect, denomination and a host of other superstitions that have fastened on
religion like barnacles on a ship till
lt sets becalmed and helpless; I mean
a religion that has the 'courage tb
LIVE it, to BE it, without the aid. of
forms and ceremonies which are but
the relic* of a long gone period when
men'* mind* were so little above the
animal that they needed some sort of
attraction to wean them from the
bloodthirsty habit* of their progenitors.
But I have encroached on your
space too much already, and will conclude by saying that I do not mean
to deny ttat tbere are thousand*'of
honest, conscientious, self-sacrificing
men In the ministry—In all denominations—aad I hope the reader will understand that I have no condemnation for the preacher. The church,
as sn Institution, we who are evolutionists do condemn, beeause it has
always set its face against evolution,
against the spread ot co-operation
and against everything that would'
lift the peon* and serfs .and wage-
alaves from an abJtet condition to that
of real .brotherhood .with the rest of
humanity. Real brotherhood. Would
mean equality and'freedom to enjoy
the beat the World can give, but whioh
la now monopolised by the strong-
armed and wealthy because of an unjust system inaugurated year* ago
and perpetuated only by the force of
the strong arm Snd the power of
wealth. R. W. NORTHEY,
Keremeos Centre, B. C.
_s*ats70i svisst, aa	
Union No. 411—Wets last .Sunday
In'month at Carpenters' Hall. President, TJ. HcCorktndale: aeere.tary-.trea*-.
urer, Harry R. Pott*. P.O. Box III.
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Fleming, P.O. B*x 61.
penters and Jolnera—Boom 219.
Say. '2101. . Business agent, J. A. Key;
onTca hours, 8 to • am. and 4 to 6 p.m.
Secretary. ot management . committee,
Jas. Bitcui, 878 Hornby atreet Branches
meat every Tuesday and Wednesday In
Room' 802.
and Joiners, Local No. 617—Meets
Monday.ot each week, 6 p.m. Executive
committee -meet* every Friday, 8 p.m.
President Ed. Meek: recording secre
tary, Thos. Lindsay, 80S   Labor   Tem.
Jle; flnanclal secretary, O. W. Williams,
06 Labor Temple.
tJOners' Local No. 46—
. Meets 'second and  fourth
Saturdays, 7:80 pin. praa-
_   Ident,   A.   M.   MacCurrah;
P  corresponding secretary, W
9 ■   Rogers; Business Agent, J.
aecond and fourth Thursdays, 8:80
p.m. Preaident Sam. T. Hamilton: recorder, Geo. W. laaaba; secretary-business agent C. F. Burkhart Room 208,
Labor Temple, 'Hours:   11 to 1; 6.to 7
flce Room 806 Labor Temple. Meeta
flrst Sunday of each 'month. President.
-Wm. Laurie; flnanolal secretary, Geo. W.
Curnock, Room 208, Labor Temple.
Union.—Meeta flrat Friday In each
month, 8:80 p.m., Labor Tempi*, tv". E.
Walker, business representative. Ofllce:
Room 801, Labor Temple. Houra: 0 a.ih.
to 10:80; i p.tn. to 2:20 and 6 p.m. to 6:88
p.m. Competent help furnished on phort
notice. Phone Sey, 1414.       .
WORKERS' International Union,
Local 87—Meets aecond and fourth Frl.
lay,' Labor Temple, 8 p,m. President
/. A. Seeley; secretary, A, W. Oakley,
768 Semlln brim, phone Sey, I6»,
—Meets every Tuesday, 6 p.m„ Bourn
307,   President James Jieslott; coi res
ponding saoretary,. Wi.'S. Darnell. Boi
63; flnanclal' seoretary, F. R. Brown:
business -agent W. 8. Dagr.aU, Room
216-    .. ,.;.',>    - . .:■'•>:       '•■■   .
106—Meets third Tuesday In every
month, in Room .206 .Labor- Tempi*,
President F, J. Milne; vloe-prtsldent tt
Perry: aeeretary, George Mowat, 616
Dunlevy avenue.
and Iron- Ship'Builders and Helpers
of America, Vancouver Lodge No.Ill-
Meets flrst end third Mondaya, 8 p.m.
President F. Barclay, 388 Cordova Eaat;
eecretary, A. Fraser, 1161 Howe Street.
Meeta flrst Tuesday each month, 8
p.m. President Geo. Gerrard; aeeretary,
Robert J. Craig, Kurts Cigar Factory;
treasurer, 8, WT Johnson,
British Columbia Division, C. P. System, Division No. 1—Meets 11:80 a.m.
third Sunday In month, Room 204, Local
chairman, T. O'Cdnnor, P, O. Box 432,
Vancouver. Local eecty. and treas.,
H. W. Withers, P. O. Box 432, Vancouver.
218.—Meets Room 301, every Monda>
f p.m. President Fred. Fuller; vice-
president O. S. Phlipot; recording
secretary, Joe, Russell. Labor Temple;
flnanolal secretary, Dan Cumminga;
treasurer, Geo. Heasell; business agent
W. P. Dunn, Room 807, Labor'Temple.
681 (Inside Men)—Meets flrst and
third Mondays of each month. Room 806,
8 p.m. President, H. P, McCoy; recording secretary, Geo. Albere; treasurer and
business agent, F, L. Estinghausen,
Room 202,   Bey, 8648.   J<
ASSOCIATION, No. 38 x 62—Meetn
every Friday evening, 146 Alexander St
President, P. Peel: secretary, fUios.
NORTH AMERICA,—Vancouver and
vicinity. Branch meets 1st and 3rd Fridays at Labor Temple, Dunsmuir and
Homer st, room 205. Robert C. Sampson, Pres., 747 Dunlevy ave.; Joseph G.
Lyon, Fin. Sec, 1721 Grant at; Tom
Smith.- Reo, Sec, 848 Broadway west-
ond and fourth Thursdays. 7:16 p.m.
President Chas. Mattlhson: recording
secretary, J. Brookes; flnanclal.seoretary,
J. H. MoVety.      '        '
cal 283, I.A.T.S.B.—Meets every second Sunday of each mouth; Labor Temple, 8 p.m. President J. H. Fletcher;
secretary-treasurer, A. O. Hansen; business agent, G. ft. Hamilton, Offlce
Room too, Loo 'Bldg.   Tel, Sey, 6046,
Ulllon, Local No. 141, A. F. of M.—
Meets second Sunday of each month, 840
Robson . street. Presldsnt 3. Bowyer
vlce-prealdent, F. English: secret— "
P. Howett; treasurer. W. Fowler,
_ secretary^ C
■-   Meets, seoond Tuesday, 8:0i
- Marshall: correspond-
,.m.  Preildent, J.
Ing ieoretr—   "'-
Bnanplal 5<
Ing secretary, Wm.  Rowan, Box 1047
J--r*-' wretsry, K. McKensle.
'cal 488—Meets every seoond and
fourth Friday of month In Labor Hall,
7:80 p.m. President, D. Webster; secretary, A. McLaren, P.O. Box 866, New
Weetmlnster, 9. 0.
Phillips; flnanclal secretary, 'J. Freckel-
ton, 811 Seymour St: recording secretary, George Powell, 1(50 Fourth Ave
W.i business, agent, W. J. Nagle, Room
388, Labor Temple. ',. :•".-"-
ere' Union,' No, 88, of Vancouver
and Vlotoria—Meeta. second Wednesday
of each month,* 4 p.m., Labor Tempi*.'
President,'.Chas.- Bayley; recording secretary, Chris Homewood, 241 13th Ave.
Eaat. -   y.    ".
Employees, Pioneer Division Nc, 161
—Meets Labor Temple, Seeond and
fourth Wedneadaya at 2 p.m., and flrst -
and third Wedneadaya, 8 p.m. president,
H. Schofleld, phone Fairmont 888; recording secretary, Albert V. Lofting, 8688
Trinity Street, phone Highland 1678;
flnanolal secretary, Fred a. Hoover, 8408 '
Clark drive.
al Local 817—Meets flrst and third
Wednesday, 6 p.m.; Room 204, Labor
Temple, Flnanclal seoretary, E. Prender-
gast Room' 216.  •
-Meetings held flrst Tuesday la each
month, s. o.m. President, J. T. ESls- -
worth; recording- and corresponding secretary, C. MacDonald, Labor Temple;
flnanclal secretary, L. Wakely, P. 0, Box
ros. -
cal No, 62—Meeta flrat and third
Wednesdays each' month, 8 p.m.   Preal. -
dent, J. Kavanagh; seoretary, A. Jamleson, 64 Fifth Ave. East
Meets last Sunday each month, 2
p.m. President A. E. Robb; vice-president, A. H. England: secretary-treasurer,
R. H. Neelands. P.O. Box 66.
Labor Council—Meet* every aacond .
and  fourth   Wednesday  at  8   p.m.,   In
Labor Hell.   Preeldent, D. 8. Cameron;
—vu.    ■—..,      i.viuw.   i#.   p.   v*aaasava.,
flnanclal secretary, H. Glbb; general
secretary, B. p. Grant P..Q. Bi ~ '"
The.public Is invited to attend. .
second and fourth Thursday of each
month In Labor Temple, corner of Royal
Ave. and Seventh St., at 8J>.m. President. J, L. Hogg, Hanker Blk., Sapperton: Secretary, A. McDonald, 831 Royal
Ave,, New Westminster.
penters, Local Union No. 1688—
Meets every Monday., I p.m., Labor Tomple, corner Royal, avenue and Seventh
street. President, M. C. Schmendt; aee- :
retary, A. Walker, Labor Temple, New
Westminster, 8. C.
-Labor Temple, New Westmlneter, cor- :
ner Seventh street and Royal avenue,
every eecond 8unday of each month, at
1:80 p. m„ .President B. S. Hunt; secre- '
tary, F. W. Jameson. Visiting brothers :
TioToaza, a. o.
Council—Meets first and third Wednesday, Labor Hall, 781 Johnson atreet
at 8 p.m. Preaident A. Watchman, secretary, t„ h. Norrls, Labor Hall, Vic
tnrls.- B.O,
snd Joiners—Meete every Tueeday.
8 p.m.. at Labor hall, 781 Johnston St
President, J.' E. Bryan; recording secretary, Geo. L. Dykeman; business agent
and' flnanolal secretary, W. A,. Parkln-
wnn.-Box, 86I,'    -• __* '__
Western   Federation   of .Miners— .
Meets Sunday evenings, In Union Hall, .
President, w. Fleming; secretary-treasurer, M. P. Vllleneuvs, Klmberley B.C,
No.  8888,   V.  M.  W.  of A.-Me*te
Wednesday, union Hall, 7 p.m. President, Sam Outhrle: secretary, Dunoaa
McKensle, Ladysm'.th, B. C.
—Meeta every- Monday at 7:80 'p.*m. In
the Athletic Club, Chapel Street Arthur
Jordan, Box 410, Nanlamo,- B. C,,-/'
2288, Ua'M. W. of A.—Meets every
Sunday 7 p.m., lnu. M: 97. of A. hall.
President Joa'Naylor: secretary, James
Smith, Box 84. Cumberland, B, C.
Union, No. 106. W. F. of M.—Meets
every Monday et 7:JO p.m. President,
P. w. Perrin: secretary, Frank Camp-
ball. Bo* 36, Trail. B. 6.
meetings In Dominion Theatre, Oranvllle Street Sunday - - evenings. Secretary, O. L. Charlton. 8828 Main Street.
See.aMeCreessi     . " AltHerper
Offlce*: 32-36 Imperii! Block
OttT.   «.on> Mnnonr 4TM.     '
mrovfii ov coa* upnwa mcht. v
• Coal mining rights of the Dominion*
In Manitoba. Saskatchewan and Alberta,
the Yukon Territory, the Northwest Territories and In a portion of the Province
of Brltlih Columbia, may be leased, tol*
a term of twenty-one years at an annual
rental of 91 an acre. Not more than
2,660 acres will be leased to one applicant. ,
Application for lease must be made by
the applicant in person to the Agent or
Sub-Agent of the district In whloh tha
rights applied for are situated. ~s
In surveyed territory the land must ba
described by sections, or legal subdivisions of nectlons, and Jn unsurveyed territory the tract applied for shall be.
staked by the applicant himself.
Each application must be accompanied
by a fee of 16, whloh will ba refunded If
(he rights, applied for are not available,
but not otherwise.    A royalty shall be
*""-* ~~ the merchantable output of the
the rate of Ave centa per ton.
)Ut not
wd on
nine at
The person operating the mine shall
furnish the Agent with sworn returns
accounting for the full quantity of merchantable coal mined ana pay the royalty thereon, If the coal mining rights
are not being operated, such returns
should be furnished at least once a year. -
The lease will Include the opal mining
rights only, but the lessee may be permitted to purchaHe whatever available
surface rights may be considered-neees- ,
sary for the working of the mine at the
rate of flO an acre.
For full '.information, application
should he made to the Secretary of the
Department of the Interior. Ottawa, or
to any Agent or Sub-Agent of- Dominion
, '      Deputy Minister of the Interior. ,-
"- N.   B.—Unauthorised   publication   of
this advertisement will not be paid for.
Meets flrst and third Wednesday, O'Brien
Hall, I p.m. President. O. Dean; corresponding seoretary, V. Sumpter; flnanclal secretary, D. flroU; tressttrer, T. Tv-
son, business agent, Joe Hampton. Phone
8ey. 151«.
Decorators',  Local   118—Meet  every
Thureday,  7:80 p.m.    President, J. E. ■•■■•■ ■" : ■ .
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FtoDAY..............BBrtB*tBEft it). 1619
Page for New Westminster Unions, Unionists and Their Patrons
^^ D. S. OAMIBOK, VieaUont • ,:'   , Endorsed by New Westminster Trades end Labor Council. •? SV a. amun, Seetetaer ,v , \.
Get the Habit! S^S
Have you ever tried us? No? Well, the sooner you do
the sooner you will save money
Crookery, China, Glassware, Toys and Dolls, Stationery
Graphophones iuid Records, Fanoy GoodB
Westminster Trust
'».   s'l*'
Westminster Trust Block, Columbia St.
TeliDben. 8-781
High-Class __%__: Tailor
v     Suoeeeaon to Center 81 Manna, IMS.
All Work Guaranteed
nora (ss
Hand Sewn Shoes Made to Measure
The Progressive Shoe Repairers
McMillan & Patterson
Union Shop
Opposite Woatmlaater Trust Blook
-Z Heating Stoves
M. J: Knight C
Phone 237
'How do you find business?"queried the
complaining merchant.   '
'I advertise for it." said the busy chap.
WITH 8,000 trade unionists' in Vancouver, and
" another 8,000  throughout the province, a
large percentage oi whom are heads of families,
approximately 40,000 readen are reached through
*     the columns of
The B. C. Federationist
Owned md Published by Vancouver Trades and
Labor Council and B.C. Federation of Labor
Th* Baby Not Like Other Visitors.
The perfect baby of a South Side
mother has reached the age when (Te
can coo, an accomplishment In which
he Indulges himself moat of tbe time
when not otherwise engaged.
"He Is tbe most welcome visitor 1
elver had," said tbe mother, proudly.
"He JuBt lies and talks to me by the
"isn't that nice," replied the caller.
"So unlike most visitors—they Just
talk and lte to you by tbe hour."—
Kansas City Star.
A Lesson for Business Agents
Somebody has said that It couldn't bo
But he, with a chuckle, replied,
That "maybe It couldn't," but he would
be one
Who wouldn't say so till he tried,
So be buckled right ln, with the trace
ot a grin
On his face.  It he worried he hid it.
He started to sing as he tackled the
That oouldn't be done—and he did
Somebody scoffed: "Oh, you'll never
do tbat;
At least no one has ever done. It."
But he took oft his coat and he took
off his hat,
And the flrst thing he knew *e'd
begun it;
With the lift of his chin, and a bit of
Without any doubt or qulddlt;
Your spars time is worth
Investigate our methods and
Ths Modern Business School.
A. L.'Bouck, Prin.
Vhoae 853.     eio Columbia Street
9. C, eieotr'IS Car Far**.
Editor B. C.Federa$ni*t: 1. The
B. C. Electric Railway.Company'* in.'
crease |n ear fare* It'tft unpleasant
surpijse, to nusengsr»,'*for whompthe
motormeni conductors snd other employees I had the honor to represent
on the recont board of conciliation feel
sympathy, because they know beyond
the possibility bt,doubt,:that such In-
*rease.l,are;not Justified by the trivial
Jadvanoea tbat about 300 of them hsve
seeelved at 2 eent* per hour. The t
cent* lncreue to 27 cent* per hour
only applies to the very few beginner*
for the first three months. They could
.easily he borne by that targa company
(already paying it* shareholders S per
cenL dividends) • without increasing
fasn during this temporary period of
Stringency. ":     :/
2. As misleading statements hsve
appeared in a section of newspaper*
leading reader* to wrongly believe that
the increase ha*, been caused by those
little additions to the company'* pay
toll, and they have thu* been Inflated
to divert publlo thought from the re*l
cause of the.Increase, I hsve been requested to state that the men fear that
passengers ar* being made to pay
about 19 time* the Increased wage* the
tithe ot them »re receiving. If that ts
not *o they would be very, glad lt the
present manager will demonstrate to
tbelr committee 'the (sets, as they,
with myself, are ahxiou* not to be
mltted through" tack* of essential information.       . ,
S. Those press statements have been
aftutely prepared, but overolok such
Important factors *» the'increase of
2$ per cent In car'fare* how handicapping the most needv workers hitherto using white tickets. I- Is very unjust to blame B. C. IB.' R. employees for
such exaction*.
4. A special responsibility to elicit
the facts rests upon me' through having been paid by the Dominion government.under the Industrial Disputes Aet
to aid lh the prevention of the then impending atrlke, thu* acoulrlng full
knowledge of the facta disclosed by
both sides. The majority of one's
schedule when published was so Inadequate that 80 per cent ot the employees voted its rejection sitter the chairman and the company'* representative
had left for their holidays.
Then began, twelve ot the hardest
days' work ot strehuouVe'ffort to avert
a atrlke that would havf been a calamity to all concerned. That necessitated
efforts protected after the board dlB-
riolved, and pfenaratlon of the minority
report. Meetings with the men and
their committees were imperative, and
alio with the general manager. Finally it became evident that the only possible way to avert a strike was to persuade the men In part to accent small
Increases, and In view of the fact that
they could not obtain increases ade-
nuate to meet tbe increasing cost ot
living, lt was best to direct their efforts for further relief in the direction
nf reducing the costs of rent, food, etc.,
especially as I found that It waa practicable tor the compsny and employees
together to accomplish part by well directed efforts.
5. .1 Interviewed the general manas-J
e'.ahd Ms SBB'stants on the comnany's1
side, snd on the other repeatedly met
the men's committee end attended
meetings of the association, suggesting
that instead of wasting large sums of
money and their energies on a strike
which would injure both they Snd public welfare, they should promptly arrange terms for at least a year and
during that time spend even 1 per
cent ot the combined saving from the
urevented strike, In a well thought out
investigation Into the causes of the
phenomenal increasing cost of living
In Vancouver, Victoria and New Westminster, and thereby unite with other
similarly intent organisations to reduce the excessive cost, which can be
more quickly and permanently lowered
in British Columbia than anywhere,
else ln the empire, If the right means
are utilised to improve conditions ln
British Columbia,
„The strike was averted to direct efforts to reduce tho cost of living.
I   6. .Thus with the cordial co-opera-
"lion of tbe men's committees, who
were then expecting the assistance of
He started to sing as he tackled the I thi*eI*eral """"W t0 that e.nd, the
thing ""-aiea. we gtril(e mg ayerm bv that lndUcement
That couldn't be done-and he did Ltprwerso their decision by 866 votes
" 'out of .the 1606 voting—a dangerously
narrow majority ot 124 men out of
about 2000, or whom nearly 400 remained neutral.. Judge, therefore, of
those self-denying employees' dlsap-
nolntment on finding that the company
have flouted their noble, purpose and
unjustifiably Inflicted an Increase of 28
per cent, upon the dally (ares of the
■ncresslna toilers (including vast numbers of underpaid young women) who
are barely able, to afford the two tickets which cost C 1-4 cents before—now
raised to 8 cents or more per trip.
7. The 20 per cent, increase In the
company's main revenue through green
ticket* being forced up trom four and
one-sixth cents each to five cents seems
such a needless exaction, that tn view
ot the known facts lt seems highly desirable that either the mayor and council of Vancouver alone, or together
with the civic authorities of Victoria
and Westminster (whose citlsens have
granted the company their franchises)
should flrst request a precise statement from the company declaring the
number of men In each grade with the
Increase per hour and cost per year,
so that people now forced to pay these
extraordinary increases may' be Informed how far any part of such are
f warranted, and Impress upon the com-
Reports of Busy Committees tod
Appotatm»nt of Msny Nsw ,
Ones Indlcste* Lifs. .-*;'/.
Heartily Badon* rsd«n|ioulst's
Pap for Msw West-abuts-v
Unions ud Or-'-'-1-   w
The regular meeting ot tbe New
minster Tradea and Lsbor Council
wa* held on the above date, President
Cameron In the chair. Minutes ot the
previous meeting read snd adopted.
Application for sanation received
from the newly-organised local of International Union ot Steam Snd Operating Engineer*, and accepted.' Credential* received from lams union tor
Robert Lee, J. H. Flynn, W. C, Baun-
Communication from B. C. Federatlonist,   Referred to new business.
From B. C. Federation of Labor, In
re coal minera' strike, enclosing petition to W. J. Bowser. Received and
request granted.
From B. C. Federatlonist, re donation to miners' wive* and children.
On motion s committee was appointed
to report or to set Committee was
elected, as follow*: Del*. Olbb, Dodd,
Fell, McWalter, Saunders.    i-
Resignation of Oeo. Bacon as trustee accepted.
Invitation of Political Equality
League to members of council to attend meeting at Dainty Tea Rooms tomorrow night. Accepted.
. From Trades snd Labor Congress
re legislative matters. Request complied with.        '
Report ef Committees.
i Committee to visit Vancouver
Trades and Labor Council re affiliation
of Vancouver union* .reported havlne
visited Vancouver Snd as a result
secretary of Tailor*! union asked information, ' secretary Instructed to
furnish same.
Communication from H. C. Benson,
secretary Vancouver Trades and Labor
Council, re wbtt unions came under
beading of complaint* made, waa referred to the executive and the special
. Committee re voters' lists to hold
meeting next Sunday .night snd wants
all assistance possible from union
members.   Report received.
Organisation Commltte*.
Del, Knudsen reported that charter
for International Steam and Operating
Engineers had been received add the
President of New Westminster Trades and Labor Counoll—8eeretary*Treaaurer ,
Ne«p Westminster Labor Temple Co.—Likely to be Central Labor Body
aldermanlc candidate In tbe Royal City next January.
•    I
There are thousands to tell you It cannot be done,
There are  thousands  to  prophesy
There are thousands to point out to
'  you, one by one,
The dangers tbat wait to assail you;
But just buckle In With a bit of a grin;
Then take off your coat and go to
Just start in to sing, as you tackle
the thing
That "cannot be done"—and you'll
do it.
O Borrowing hearts of slaves,
Wo heard you beat from far!
We bring the light that saves,
We bring the morning star;
Freedom's good things we bring you,
Whence all good things are.
—Algernon Charles Swinburne.
The fancy that war Is necessary to
maintain the Ideals of manly courage
is as mistaken as Is the notion that
the system of the duel was required to
uphold the sense of personal honor,
Nathaniel Southgate Shaler.
pany the advisability of promptly reconsidering that wrong step.
8.- Clause 31 of Vancouver City'*
1901 agreement with the company provides that: "The corporation shall at
all times have access to the traffic
books of the company by an accountant of the corporation to ascertain the
total amount of traffic receipt of the
company on which the aforesaid payments (to the city) are to be calculated." The first step toward* protecting citlsens should therefore be
effected through the mayor regularly
exercising that right. The next effective, atep is to walk when practicable,
and to save avoidable car trips by
making notes to ensure all possible
being done each trip, ln order to teach
the directors of British Columbia Electric Railway Company the wholesome
lesson that British Columbians are not
giving the company franchises to drive
citizens "like dumb driven cattle," nor
to restrict the use of public, facilities
which if Tightly developed by extending cheap travel would have paid the
eompany better.
9, The third most effective remedy
is for the civic authorities of Vancouver, Victoria and New Westminster to
unite with the Provincial authorities In
Insisting upon seats being provided
under penalty of "no seat no fare" till
the. company restore the white and
green ticket concessions.
The fourth and ultimately most effective remedy is for civic authorities
and citlsens to unite In giving prior
encouragement to bring the Canada
Power Company Into effective competition with the British Columbia Electric Company to relieve citizena from
the exactions of this monopoly,
'The fifth and most permanently effective remedy Is to extend the functions and alter the names of present
Ratepayers' Associations Into branches of a united "Citlsens' League" with
smaller membership fees, easily provided out of British Columbia Electric
Railway fares saved as above, and direct united efforts to the solution of
the cost of living the British Columbia
Electric Company are ruthlessly increasing.
10. Let us remember that the pair
who have worked this trick are not
here to realize Its effects, but are
scooting back to London, leaving the
wrong impression that "wages caused
the rise," which the "avarice" of those
shareholders, who are exacting more
than 8 per cent, dividends should not
be allowed to extort.
Sept. 22,1913.
members of tbe B. C. Stationary Engineer* were coming over by degrees,
and had asked their Grand Lodge to
permit them to Join In a body.
Reports of Unions.
Typo*—All working. A new union
had been formed on the 23rd at Kamloops, which takes twelve member* of
New Westminster union.
Clgarmakers—All working.
Street Railway Employees — The
new agreement 1* very obnoxious to
the men and further negotiations Sre
C. B, of Carpenter*—No Improvement; men leaving every week; one
brother hurled last week.
Fainter*—Trade bad. Thoae who
are working are but of town,
Lather*—Not much doing. Reported ume work starting ln Port Mann
next week. •
' Federal Lsbor Unton—Getting busy
and doing soma work. Have an agreement with .the contractor of addition
to poBtofflce, the flrst of Its kind.
Retail Clerk*—Have offered to meet
merchant*-but have had no reply to
their letter.
Engineer*—Doing well,  nine  new
member* at flrst meeting. ..
N*w Buelneee.
Moved uid seconded that secretary
be Instructed to write to TJ. B. Carpenters asking for facts of case ln re
Contractor Christie doing lathing on
Llllooet achool Job.
Communication enclosing petition
re Co-operative Societies. Referred
to special committee to Interview the
affiliated Unions. Del. Dodd, Del.
Knutsen, Del. Cameron were elected
as committee.
Communication trom B. C. Federatlonist was taken up and R. P. Pettlplece, who was present, was given the
floor and gave a sketch of the policy
and plans of The B, C. Federatlonist
and the means now being taken to
make The Federatlonist a provincial
paper, with a page for the New Westminster worker*. The "Christmas
Box" subscription for tbe Island miners' wive* and children Is already ex-
usassuar dodd
Who will be a Municipal candidate tit'
New Westminster Trades and Labor
Council to succeed himself lu January
elections. Tills time he will have two
running mates, with good prospects
for election of all three.
State Governor Mot Unliks Our
Own Bowser, With Muoh ths
Boms Tsottes Ussd.
Ernest Mill*, secretary-treasurer
Western Federation of Miner*, with
heidquartera at Denver, Colo,, In a
letter to The Federationist, received
this week, say*:
"There Is not much-change in the
strike at Michigan. Preildent Moyer
Is now in the Held there snd report*
that the men are standing Arm and
seem more determined thsn ever to
push the strike to a successful Issue.
The Labor Department st Washington, as well as the governor of the
Btste of Michigan, appear to be Interesting themselves In an effort to bring
sbout s settlement, hut It I* doubtful
if they can accomplish much, is the
copper Interest* are convinced that
'they,sre creator and more powerful
than the government and seem determined to stand on their arrogance and
despotism to force the men Into subjection, with the aid of several hundred deputies and gunmen, together
with the troop* it their disposal by
the sanction of the government. If
the governor had the backbone, there
Is no doubt but what he could force ■
settlement by withdrawing tbe troops
and calling an extra session of the
legislature with Instruction* to pus
an eight-hour law for miners and an
arbitration law. It the governor would
go ao far as to call the legislature, I
believe the operators would come off
their high horse and meet the men,
but tbe governor lacks'the-backbone
to do anything very antagonistic to
the operators. The board member*
on the ground believe the situation
looks good and that the company will
be ultimately forced to time of the
men maintain their present solidarity
and determination."
feeding all expectatlona and the (5,000
asked for will be more than subscribed
'before the sixty days are up. The U.
IM. W. are putting up a great flght and
are going to test the validity of the
'picketing law.
Moved that the communication be
referred to the executive and request
[or editor of B. C. Federatlonist be
complied with.
Amendment that a correspondent be
elected at this meeting. Amendment
'carried.   Delegste Grant wu elected.
Mr. Small wu, on motion, given the
floor, and addressed the counoll on
the matter of subscriptions for the
furnishing of the hospital. Th* larger
part of the new hospital is built, but
on account of lack ot funds, have not
been able to complete same. Tbe ad
dltlona now completed will be suffl
dent to accommodate all present demands, if they can be furnished. The
board Is now asking for 11.00 subscriptions towards furnishing the hospital.
, On motion a special committee was
elected to go into the matter of furnishing a ward for the unionist* of
this city. The chairman appointed
Dels. Dodd, Wardrope and Maiden as
the committee)
Del. Olbb moved that a committeo
nf live be appointed to arrange for a
muss-meeting to nominate candidates
for the coming municipal elections,
with power to add to their number.
Carried. Committee elected as follows: Dels. Dodd, Stoney, Glbb, Cameron and Flynn.
Cameron—Maiden—That this council enter a strong protest against the
Increase In fares on the B. C. Electric
Railway and the aeeretary be Instructed to write the general manager to
thlt effect.   Carried.
Osntrsi Lobor Body wm Flaoa at \
' Laast throo AUsno-udo Otsi.
dtdatss b tbo Hold. ,'
Buildln-f Trsdss Qntst, Ibay V*f,
snploysd aad Vamtas——  ' '
staff* Bsdo-Md Wafts. ■)
At Wadauday algkt*s matting st tk*'
New WSstatsstsr Trades and Lakes'
Council * special eommltt** wss aa»
•d, with power to *dd to th* aatsksr,
amid a good d**l of enthusjua*. t»
BUS*- preliminary arrangements fer
the municipal camptin ta Juaary
asgt • ■ •
Th* Royal City Central Labor Body
purpou* placing *t Host tkris CMM.
dates la the fleld torSMsrmsaaim
even tt this stag* ot th* asm* atUaa
preparation to'put op s stUfSjkt to
elect their nonin***.   Arranmw8ts8 '
bave been mtde with The Ftdsrats*
1st to lncreue It* circulation ln Nit
Westminster to inch *n (stent tktt It '
will prove s valuable medium la •*•.
•Isting to thst end; In feet InsU* sf.
th* next sixty days practkally *v»ry
unionist over thus wm. be t paltap
reader of th* Only Ptper.    '
Th* other day I ehsaetd to m**t a
vary respectable looking man. who,
with Ms flve-year-old daughter, aid
been turned back by the U. 8. Immigration authorities at Blaine, wash,
beouee he hsd no money sad nssded
i Job.    .
History, though sll too common,
must be of Interest ta ill student* ef
modern social conditions.
, He had been living ln Vancouver,
but had been without employment so '
long thst in desperation he snd Us
wife, seeing the Impossibility ot say
longer keeping up s home, resolved to •
separate, e»ch taking t child. Ths
wife remained In V»ncouv*r with a
child ot three yesr*,.snd wss endeavoring to obtain employment ot some
sort, while he hid takes the otter
child snd got u fsr u tha boumtary
ln search of work.
He hoped thst when time* become
better they would be able to gat tke
family Sll together agsin ln tome sort
of* home.
The hopefulness and courage ot tk»
workers 1* truly remarkable end tk*
patience with which they endure Is
pitiable, to say the lent
Besieged for Jobs.
Building Inspector Turnbull ot Iks
Royal City, ln charge of the slteraUoa
work st the Exhibition grounds, has
been besieged with applicants tor Jobs .
to iuch an extent thtt he hu hsd to
pui out a limited amount ot work to
the more needy one*, tnd only rut-
dents with families need apply tt thst
Renewing Orginlmtion Work
The New Westminster Te»m»t*rs'
union haa taken on a new leue ot life, -
Tbe light being waged by the Retail
Clerk* and Mut Cutter* (or the early-
closing and halt-holiday hylaw hu
stirred up the dry hones tnd now we
mty look for dolnga among the Jehus
at an early date. The flght I* tb*
thing, boy*.
■    Fraaer Mills Cut Wag**,
The Fraaer Mill* have made * cut ,
In wages all round and atopped the
night shift entirely. It I* reported,
that a* little u 1.150 per day la being
paid. The only ones who hare not
had wage* reduced tre the Shingle
Weaver* and Electrical worker*. They
are Organised.  See the point?
Prise of Municipal Stupidity.
The recent streetrallway atrlke tt
Port Arthur-Fort William cost th*
Joint board (11,000. Thla wu shown
In the flnanclal-report of the street
railway for the montbs ot Mty tnd
June, submitted commissioner* lut
The report showed the earning* for
May were 115,825.10, operating ex-
penses 115,781.94, leaving t proflt ot
143.16 to meet an estimated Interest,
accldalnt and sinking fund expenditure of 18,400. For tbe month of June
the earnings were 124,547.08 and ex-
penaea were 118,427.61, leaving t
{profit of 16,110.47 to meet in estimated, Interest, sinking fund ind accident fund for this month of 18,700.
Net profits on operation for
the month 1 6,162.68
Indebtedness  to  proflt  and
loss  17,100.00
Net Iobb ,10,938.37
A. F. of L. Executive In Session,
Tbe Executive Council ot the American Federation of Ubor convened in
regular quarterly session at Washington, D. C, on Monday laat. The sessions will continue until tomorrow afternoon.
All truth is safe, and nothing else I*
site; and he who keeps back the truth
or withholds lt from men, from motives of expediency, Is either a coward,
or a criminal, or both.—Max Muller.
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Where Everybody Goes
500 Gallery Seats at 15c
Mesns PaaU8ee Vaudeville
SI43, 7IS0, sns
Season's Prices—Matinee, lGc.
. Evening* 16c and 25c
IsKwr Furniture Showing
Signs of Wear and Tear?
High time to look winter even-
- lugs to come. A comfortable
rocker, an easy couch, t book-
cue or rug, can make i lot ot
difference to one's comfort. Don't
go on buying furniture winter
tfter winter—buy here where
furniture I* selected to withstand
• tbe round ot season tfter season,
and Amy of them. Come in and
see the new arrivals—they will
bring many hours ot comfort to
some lucky persons.
Hastings Furniture Co.
Geo. G. Bigger
143  Hastings  Street'West
Makers of Fine
P. SttlGMAN, Prop.
Vancouver Realty &
Business Exchange
IS Halting* Strut E.
Disciples of Nick Carter Add to
the Gayety of. Nations and ,
Intensify Burlesque.
flood Old British Justice as Ad-
ministered By Bowser Proteges
f and Amateur Scab-herders.   '
FBIDAT,... ........SEPTEMBER 81, 1818 j
■ aroawaaivur sacoin-
of Svery Ssssi—a—
nought and Sold.
. 188 OOI1DOVA  ST.  E.
See thst this Label is Sewed
in the Pockets
It stands for all that Union
Lsbor Stands for
Shingle Weavers
Sawmill Workers, Woodsmen
All interested in organization
are requested to at once call
»t. tyoom 217, Labor Temple,,
or communicate with
A. F. of L, General Organiser
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LADYSMITH, Sept 23.—The scabs
consider that it is too dangerous tb
their health to he living in various
parts ot the city, so they have wisely
adopted the old adage that "Birds ot
a feather flock together"; ao have removed trom their late residences ln
the outlying parts and'gone to live
under the eagle eyes of the mllltla,
near their headquarters.
Between the early hour* of 6 and 7
a.m. two of Bowser's scab-herders go
to the home of each notarlous scab
and escort "lt" to the Pullman car of
the miner*' train.
At 7 a.m. prompt two scab-herders,
armed with high-powered rifles, take
their teats on the pilot ot the locomotive, and so are In a position to protect
the lives of the valuable asset of the
coal company during the run trom
Lsdysmlth to the mines at Extension,
which are reached about 7:46 urn;
On the return trip from the mine*,
the scab-herder* atlll retain their
seats, but instead of guarding scabs,
they do a greater service to mankind,
as they guard thtt whloh in normal
times would be thrown in the gob, but
in these stirring one*: lt it loaded ln
car* and sent to the alack tasher In
the guise of coal. At times these two
scab-herders go on a wild-goose chase
to enliven the monotony, of their profession.
On Wednesday,'17th, a storekeeper
and two boy* were out hunting In the
vicinity of the coal company'* tracks.
When the coal train came tn view tbe
■cab-herders signalled .the engineer to
stop the train as the enemy was in
sight After a great effort on the part
of tbe engineer, the train wae eventually stopped, and .the hunters commanded to surrender by the scab-
herders. On-surrendering to the command they were ordered to produce
their licences, which they did; alio
Imparting ths knowledge thst If they
had not had one they (the scab-hero-
era) would not have caught them.
The "Buddln0" Dstsetlv*, or "Nlek
C*rt»r In Embryo."
It mint be very gratifying to the
coal company to know they-'have such
a capable detective under the guise of
a C. P, R; trainman. To aee him seated on hts perch on the pilot of their
locomotive, while going to and from
their mine*, aa he searches the buBi
on either side with hli eagle eye for
the enemy, which Is only existent ln
his own brain (that It. assuming he
bs* any brain*). One and ill of the
citlsen* of Lsdysmlth hope that his
services will be well rewarded for the
splendid manner he 1* carrying out
hi* precarious duties to a coil company, thst I* trying to work its mine*
under dimcultles ss confront them.
REAL MINERS WILL NOT work under military or Bowser's thug protection, so they have to work them Vlth
scabs and whatever cattle they can
gull into going in them.
Justice •■ Administered In B.C. Court*
it Ladysmlth.    -
On Monday, Sapt. 22, three more
boy* were taken In Bowser's dragnet
and brought up before the police magistrate for preliminary* trial, along
with one previously Men to jail some
weeks ago, hut who unfortunately was
stricken with appendicitis and hu
tlnce been In Nanalmo hospital under
continuous guard of two special scab-
Fortunately he made fair progress
and wai able to walk around the hospital premise*, so on Monday, 22nd,
he waa removed to Ladysmlth. under
the protection of two of Bowser'* plug,
uglies. As the three persons were
coming from the train aay one would
have ooncluded lt was a ease of two
criminal* and an Innocent man, from
the look* of the three.
Theae dragnet proceeding* have a
stre.ak of comedy running throughout
them, as, for Instance, the arrest of
cne of the boye yesterday was preluded by the arrest of the wrong one,
who was kept under arrest for several
hours before the sleuths were aware
of the fact that they had "got" the
wrong roan, so they released him, and
got a hurry on to arrest the supposed
right one, which they found several
hours later.
At the trill of theie four men the
protecutlng attorney wa* so bird up
for witnesses thtt the principal evidence used igalnst one of the arrested
men wa* to the effect that a girl of
tender years hid seen him through a
telescope on the morning of the so-
called unlawful assembly, which evl-
'lence evoked applauie In court.
Much to the chagrin of the prosecuting attorney this evidence was pot
sufficient to satisfy the presiding
magistrate that the man wa* guilty of
the charge filed against him, and In
consequence the Information wae dismissed, much to the surprise of the
people ln court who, having heard previous proceeding ln the tame magistrate's court everyone wa* expecting
that the man would have been sent
up for trial, as the evidence was on a
par to what had gone on before.
The case of the sick man was an Insult to humanity and civilisation, and
a travesty oi British Justice. He was
sent up for trial at the attlset, on the
flimsiest of evidence, such evidence
being that he was seen on the atreet
when every person in town were taking the "eights" ta.    -.,.    ,
By skilful diplomacy of the defence
counsel, and a doctor's certificate of
Ill-health, the kind-hearted (t) magistrate, allowed thd defendant out on
ball In the small sum of two thousand
Protest Against Us* of Mllltla.
Editor B. C. Federatlonist: I am
Instructed by Hosmer Local to aak you
to publish the resbiutlon below.
Thanking you tn anticipation.
The following resolution wis unanimously passed a special meeting of
the Hosmer Local Union, at which a
very large and representative number
were present to consider the advisability ot a 48 hours' stoppage of work:
"RESOLVED, that we, the members of Local 2497, U. M. W. of A.,
Hosmer, B. C, here In special meeting
assembled, do hereby condemn the action of those who are responsible for
the military rule being established ln
the strike sone on Vancouver Island.
We believe that ln the last analysis'It
wa* the government of B. C. who -Wes*.*
actually responsible, although from report* at hand, lt would appear that Ml
one seems willing to accept the' responsibility. We are of tbe opinion,
however, that Attorney General Bowser, backed up by the Conservative
government and capitalist press, did
Intend to deliberately ride roughshod
over the mine workers of• the Island,
<>»<- considering the honorable and
Several church poor-boxes have been
robbed recently. To the surprise of
nil, the church people are annoyed at
thlt. The money In these boxes was
collected for the poor and the, poor got
lt Moreover they, or he, saved a lot
of trouble In disbursement, which
should arouse gratitude. "They also
starve who only Btand and wait."*
and _	
peaceable manner in which the'strifc
ers were conducting themselves, thi
one way to demoralise and bring
about a atampede amongst the work*
ers was to aend in the military, and
we are of the opinion that these tactics were employed by the government to bring about such a result
"Therefore, be It further resolved]
thlt we sympathise with our fellow
worker* on the Island who have been
subjected to auch tyrannical treatment, through the agency of such a
despotic and ctar-llke government—a
government which is always crying
out for a white B. 0„ and we would
urge all wage-workers to register
their protett against the high-handed
methods of Bowser & Co., when the
opportunity present! ittelf, through
the ballot box, and thit a copy of thli
reiolutlon be forwarded tb the B. C.
Federationist and the District Ledger
for publication." *
One Big Labor Paper.
Editor B, C. Federatlonist:, Pereon-
ally I am In perfect sympathy with
the efforta put forth by the directors
and yourself to make The federation-
1st a newspaper In every sense of the
word. We have ln Canada today, and
in alrtost every other country, lots of
sm»ll paper* dealing with Labor or
socialist matters exclusively, all struggling to keep afloat, very few of them
able to show a balance on the right
side, for the simple reason that the
working man, who Is trying to get Intellectual benefits therefrom, is not In
a position to subscribe to them all;
whereas If the different factions would
sink their differences, mere technicalities In most cases, tnd combine tbelr
efforts to turn out a real newspaper, at
a reasonable price, containing the news
of the world, politically, Industrially,
and otherwise, a paper tbat would appeal to the man In the street, at well
ll progressive thinkers. It Is t large
order, but It muit be tackled. The
coming piper of the working class
muat take the' lead In newspsperdom.
We predominate In number*, tnd our
view*' muat predominate tin. We
muit retch the maaaai at all hasards,
for therein lies our salvation, for they,
tn their Ignorance of the true conditions, beguiled and misled by a sub-
sldlsed capitalist press, have proved a
menace to labor'* advancement How
well our opponent* realise tht* faot,
aad take full advantage of lt I* apparent to any thinking man; therefore, lt
Is opportune that we tackle this question, right here and now, ln a spirit
worthy of men, who realise the potentialities of in up-to-date newspaper,
dealing fearlessly with-"questions ot
the hour, and carry to the masses a
message of the hope that is within us,
the abolition of a system that has kept
the workers In bondage for a thousand
years.  "Labor Omnia Vinci t."
Moyle, B. C, Sept 28,1913.
The Ftd.'* "Chrlstm*. Box" Fund.
Editor B. C. Federatlonist: I have
Just read with interest yonr appeal on
behalf of the "Kiddies" of the miners
now on strike for twelve month* on
Vancouver. The Idea appeal*; to me
a* Immensely practical, It being understood thdt the miners are not asking for assistance, but that the scheme
Is being fostered by The Federatlonist
for the purpose of showing the miners
thit the other unionists are duly appreciative of the fight that Is being
put up for unionism on Vancouver
Island, despite the fact that the entire machinery of the government Is
being used to defeat the men ln their
efforts to have the Coil Mines Regulation Act enforced. Enclosed please
flnd |10 as a contribution towards tbe
Jas, H. McVety.
Vancouver, Sept, 20.
Mr*. Pankhurtt—I* Sht Right or
Thl* will be the aubjtet of Sam
Atkinson's lecture ln the Dominion
theatre, Oranvllle street, on the com
tag Sunday evening.
Mr. Atkinson has lectured upon the
question of "Woman Suffrage" for the
New York Political Equality League
many time*, tnd t lively discussion
Is promised at the close of the meeting,
Mr. Atkinson ha* come to British
Columbia a* the official organiser of
the.Social Democratic party of Canada, and he ha* a good record a* n
lecturer and organiser. He ha* Just
completed 'work in Buffalo for the
Amalgamated Street and Electric
Railway Employees' Association,' of
which association he Is an organker,
and be has to his credit the breaking
of -an arbitration award with credit to
the men and their organisation which
resulted in an increase of wage* above
that determined upon by tbe Board of
It was very largely through the publicity accorded to conditions In Porcupine by Mr. -Atkinson's article* ta
the Industrial Banner In Toronto,
that the men. were liberated from the
Toronto Jail tnd Magistrate Torrence
was censured* by the government.
Last Thursday evening Mr, Atkinson
visited Nanaimo end addressed an audience of over a thousand people, and
It Is expected that he will do much
tb trouse public opinion against the
high-handed methods of the government of this province.
And this is Liberty—that one grow
after the law of hli own life, hindering not another; and this Is Opportunity; and the fruit thereof is Variation; tnd from.the gltd growing and
the fruit-feasting comes Sympathy,
which Ib appreciative and helpful good,
fellowship.—J, Wm. Lloyd.
Absurdity of Employers Expecting Workers to Keep Out of In-
tsrnstional Labor Movement.
tineas Agent and General Secretary
Winnipeg Trades snd Labor Counoll—
This week a delegate to the Montreal-
convention of the Trades and Labor
Congress of Canada, which closes
Daily Province, Bays Ledger, Fails
to Practice What It Editorially Preaches',-
The District Ledger, Fernle, comes
out strong in denunciation of an
article in the editorial column* ot the
Daily, Province, in which the closing
down of mines ta British Columbia Is
charged against the Interference of international union officer*. To the
Ledger the artlole ln question 1* inspired against the exlatence of International labor unions. Among other,
things, the Ledger makes comment on
the cry for the organisation qf purely
Canadian labor unions:
To instance the absurdity of a
paper like the Province attempting to discredit an American labor
organisation, let ub, consider this
Journal's position from a, purely
mechanical viewpoint. In common
with other coast papers tht* Journal ha* a signed agreement with
the International Typographical
Union, and possibly the Stereo,
typers' and Electrotypers Union,
and the Pressmen's Union, all of
which are "international" and
have headquarter* on the other
Bide. The Province ts printed on
an American machine, made in
America. It Is alao "set up" on
an American' linotype (or If not
an American patented machine.)
When the machinery was erected,
American tradesmen erected It,
more than likely. If the Province
can buy Its, paper cheaper In the -
States than in Canada lt la nonsense for them to stop and consider the number of families who
will be affected by their act. If
they can buy better machinery ln
America It Is absurd to expect
them to patronise Canadian manufacturers.
Are you going to compel the
operators to employ Canadian
miners add use Canadian machines, or the Province to employ
Canadian prlnten and- buy Canadian machinery? Why then ihould
theee be any distinction with re-
■ara to unions? If men have to
work Internationally they must be
organised. Internationally. •-
Park Commls*lon»r*' Rsport.
The Federationist haa received the
Park Commissioners' report-for the
year 1912. It contains a comprehensive, educational and concise report
of the work of the board In the various parks of the city, aa well a* a lot
of Interesting information regarding
the later acquisitions of the city in
the shape of parks and playground*,
and veil worth the time and attention
of even the older residents wbo Imagine they know til tbout tbe subject,
The new policy of utilising the icnom
ground* for recreation purposes, under
Intelligent direction and supervision,
Is dealt with at some length, and The
Federatlonist Is of tbe opinion that
this Is one of the best projects the
board has ever undertaken. School
grounda are necessarily situated In the
residential districts, and by supplying
various devices tor the amusement ot
tbe children, tend to keep tbem In a
proper environment, rather thtn encouraging them to seek their amuse-
ment in the more questionable districts of the city, and the Pan Botrd,
In bringing this tbout, has done more
possibly than will be Immediately apparent Copies of- the report can be
had on application to the Park Board,
or at the office of the building manager
of the Labor Temple,
Japan's Unemployed Problem.
Like many-other great cities, Tokyo,
Japan, has an unusually large number
of unemployed, and It is Increasing at
an alarming figure, says the A. F. of
L. news-letter. Many of those locating there come from the country wltb
high ambitions, In a short time they
discover that all desirable positions
have been previously pre-empted and
flnd It extremely difficult to secure
employment This summer the number of unemployed has been exceptionally large, most of the men being
In the prime of life, and are sometimes found In desperate condition,
wanting for the actual necessaries of
life and having nothing tb eat for day*
at a time. This same condition Is reported to be true of mtny of the larger cities, and no doubt Is one of the
causes which Is forcing the govern,
ment to seek some.place to locate this
largo surplus ln order to avoid serious
complications, tnd t probable revolution, unless some means Is secured to
.relieve the extraordinary pressure
tbat Ib felt at the present time.
Dominion   Stores   Limited   Will
-Mu\Ov-r/ H. A. Edgett •"-;'
del. Store Wednesday
Mr, Okas, E. Lindmark,Managing
Dirsptor, Is an Old-Ttosr With
Ideas and Executive Ability
Mr. fjhas. F. Ialndma* managing
director of the Dominion Stores Llm-
ited. wtaha*been a.well-known business man .to'ttb-Kootenay country for
a number of-year., 1* |n the 2* this
week omagra details ft* tR£t
J8^ 0••*'..0, a d,ato of erocery store*,
'<>* conducted on a large scile
■n.. »'J™"™*-. 1" convention with
The FederatloaMt yesterday ,afte".
noon, said that bit eoSptay we*
taktag;0y*r the H.Air BdgetFcb;, Ltd™
store, lOctted'on the corner bf.Pender
and Cambie street*;. which, will be
msde the head store and offices of the
company. • > *
In the immediate (iituit it It the Intention of Mr. LindmSrlr to open up
a number of branch stores throughout
the elty for the purpose of facilitating
the economical distribution of gin-
ceriei and provisions at a fate .which
be promise* will have a marked bear
tag .on the cost of living. In fict,-Ht'
Lindmark goes so. far as to promise
tomtke it possible that the purchasing power ol the present scale shall be
cpn«ld*rit»lr l-fcreiied; an Innovation
that will be halted with considerable
satisfaction by thousands Of wage-
workers in ViScbiiver Snd vicinity. *
"Jt 1* theHurpbie," Slid Mr. Lindmark, "of my company to open
branches at vVernori, Kelowna and
Armstrong, to be used primarily as
purchasing agencies to supply Okanagan fruits and vegetables at close
prices in the Coast market, thu* tak-
tag full advantage of- the' recent' readjustment in express and freight
rates between Vancouver and thoae
Many w»ge-worker» in Vancouver
will be pleased to know that the services of Mr, H. A, Edgett will be retained by the big new company In the
capacity of superintendent, while Mr.
0. A. McCall of The H. A. Edgett Co.,
Ltd., will be the manager of the main
store hers, ■'
Mr. Lindmark Is well lind popularly
known In the. upper country, especially among thq railway employeea
For a number of years he ws* undated with Or B. Hume ft Co. at Revelstoke, and If hi* success there Is any
criterion of hi* ability to manage the
big undertaking he now proposes, his
promise to reduce the cost of living
in -Vancouver will be made good,
Retail Employ*** Still Active,
There ta no doubt that the retail
Clerk* Intend to have a busy time thl*
winter, The general organising Secretary of the Retail Employees Organization bf B; C. has come* to Vancouver
to put the local branoh upon a thoroughly efficient basis and to secure
more member*, If time wll) permit.
The clerk* ln Vancouver have- a' large
organisation, and It only remains for
them to get their member* thoroughly organised, for them to become a
power ln the community. -Great strides
have been made In bringing the member* together, and the social events
which have been held have proved i-
great success. The organization ll now
running a monthly Journal, published
■t Vletorl*, which will be the mean*
of bringing before the membenhlp
the progress being made. The Fed.
Is pleased to note the progress which
the retail workers have made, and
feels that If they continue to go ahead
at the present rate they will soon have
one of the largest organizations In B.
C. The general secretary, Dan W.
Poupard, will be pleased, he says,, to
receive any Inquiries at 111 Duncans
Bldg., Pender West, and Intereited
persons or Intending members should
communicate with htm without.delay.
He expects to be ln the city, for -another two weeks. . ;. ;.' •' '#.
Embsrrssslng but Rffsctlv*,
The Cunard steamship Ansonla,
bound for Canada, was held up-at London for some hour* one :«lght list
week by a surprise strike of sailors
and fireme.n. No trouble was suspected
but the moment the firemen were or
dered below and the sailors were told
to stand by the ropes they refused to
obey. The* men complained of bad
food and other matter* and demanded
the removal of.the chief steward,. The
captain refused to comply and the men
refused to work. Subsequently the
stewsrd* Joined the striker*. A conference between the agents of the company and the officers of the ship and
representatives of the Sailors' Onion
eventually ended In the appointment
of a new steward. The men then resumed work and the vessel sailed at
ten o'clock at night
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Tbe action of tyrant*, big or little,
Is often helpful to tbe cause of liberty,
In every country In the youth of movements making for freedom, repression
ha* been tried, and In the end It has
always broken down, Who hu not
read the Draconian anti-socialist laws
of Germanyf German autocracy, armed with all the pains and penalties of
law, set Itself to defeat democracy,
Bismarck, men of blood and Iron, hardening his heart against the struggle.
He failed Ignomlnlou*ty, and where
Bismarck failed men ot Straw dressed
In a little brief authority wtll not Succeed. Whet authority moit understand
(no peace Is possible otherwise) Is
that Labor Is tired of Its unceasing
treadmill. Labor demands a life worthy
of human beings. In view of That Is
happening on every tide, whp can dispute that we'are on the eve of pop
tentoua change? "Truly tf Is beaut!,
full" wrote Carlyle, "to see the brutish
empire of Mammon cracking everywhere; giving sure promise of dying
or of-being Changed,"—Dally Citlsen.
Of what use la freedom of thought,
If It will not-produce freedom of action, which Is the sole end, how re,
dote soever In appearance, of all objections against Christianity* Asd
therefore the tree thinkers coMdSr It
an edfllce where all the parts .*r*
such a mutual dependence SB, '*!
other, that, If you pull out one single
nalli the whole fabric must fall to the.
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