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Issued Every Friday
Devoted to the interests of the International Labor Movement
fSubscriptiaao: $1.50 Per Yean
I 5c IVr Copy J
Volume I.
Vancouver, B. C., Friday, December 9, 1921
Number 20
ROME.���Throughout   Italy   newspapers were forced to suspend publication, due to the protest strike of
the   printers'   anion.     The   printers
i called a general   strike   to   protest
Clouds  Still   Hover  Over j mgminA y^ mu���_er 0f signor Miller,
Many NaUons���Sqaalor president of the Trieste Typograph-
and Poverty. 'era* Union, by tbe Fascisti last week.
  Tbe union was thoroughly aroused
Europe Like an Ant-heap Kicked over the cold blooded killing of Miller.
to Pieces by a ' He was captured by the Fascisti at
j.,-1 Trieste and taken to a lonely place
near the city, where he was fired at
AN* advocate of the League of Na- two  or three times.    A  companion
tion j in Serbia was met by a was similarly treated.   Miller was left
blank  stare  from  a   listener, jn B severely wounded condition and
and an account of bis heroic efforts allowed to slowly bleed to death.
to train his son for fighting.    "But	
tbe league of Nations." said the lecturer, "will prevent all future wars."
"God willing," replied the Serb,
���there will always be war in the Balkans."
"This world falls asunder." wrote
Rossetti in a famous sonnet, "being
old."   It may have been true of his Places Big Order for Rails and
present.    It was certainly prophetic Cars to Be Made by
of the future.   In "Europe���Whither j Union Firm.
Bound?" by Mr. Stephen Graham, the
author, gives his impressions of a tour
President Welsh Under
Fire In Trades Council
Liberals' Campaign Committee Uses Name of Council to Boost
Candidates���Harmful to Union Movement���Playing Old
Party Politics���Labor Thinking���Hydro-Electric
Plant Needed for District.
CNSIDERABLE discussion took place at the Trades and Labor Council
meeting Tuesday evening in connection with the announcements made
by the Liberal party, during the election, to the effect that F. W.,
Welsh, president of the Trades and Labor Council, and a J. S. Crawford ,not ****** 200
would speak on the Liberal platform. Many workers were under the impression that the J. S. Crawford was A. J. Crawford, business agent of the
Sheet Metal   Workers'  Union,  and  del. to the  Trades  Council
Scotland increased its Labor representation at- tbe recent elections.
Altogether there are now some 340
Labor Councillors in Scotland. There
are 4^5 Labor Parish Councillors, and
several Councils have Labor majorities. There are eighty-five Labor
members of Education Authorities.
Altogether Scotland has fully 900 Labor members on local authorities,
whereas ten years ago the total did
British Columbia Mcintosh apples
It was ��� are being sold in New York for $2.50,
learned, however, that J. S. Crawford was a member of the Hotel and I $2.35 and $2.25 i box. Carrying
Restaurant, Employees' Union, and had been warned by that organisation, charges, duty and brokerage amounts
not to use the name of the union in connection with his speeches, and in . to $1.35 a box.
consequence he waa mentioned .on the posters as belonging to a* "Social  :���	
Labor organization."   This camouflage, however, did considerable injury to ' fiAf)|\   If 1 I/TO   HIP
the reputation of A. J. Crawford, who is a supporter of the Labor party.       fUltl/   IuAsVLjU   IllsJ
Welsh Billed to Speak
The attack upon President Welsh
for allowing his name to appear on
the  Labor  party  advertisements  as
"President of the Trades and Labor j the movement has suffered because it
Council" was started by Bro. Coghill \naM created considerable discussion in
had demanded' the withdrawal of the
council's name from the posters.
Playing Old Party Politics
Del. Rankin  (Typographical)  said
(Plumbers' Union), who wanted to
know why he allowed the Liberals to
use the name of the Trades Council
on the posters.
Regrets Use of Name
Del.   Welsh   informed  the council
that his name had been used without
his consent, and read the following
letter to the council, which he had
received  from' the chairman  of the
Liberal party publicity committee:
"In   reference   to.. our   advertise.
He has come and gone not to preach, j three years' credit    Of cars, 2,000  ment of the Liberal campaign com
WASHINGTON.   D.C.   ���   While
through" almost all the capitals of jJod*~- G��-T of -*e United Sute�� Ste*\
Europe���new States and old���during; Corporation is on his way to Mexico
1921. Except for his not unnatural City on a "pleasure" trip, the Direc-
pity for the Russian aristocratic im- tor General of the Mexican railways
migrant*���pitiful in themselves as ha" notified the officers of the Inter-
children thrown helplessly into toe | "*-tional Association of Machinists,
Abyss, and pitiful especially for this ���>��*. to place orders with firms fair
writer in his great love of the old Bus-! to labor, for 25.000 tons of steel rails
sia which is dead���he views the scene j and 3,050 railroad cars of various
with an almost unnatural detachment I kinds.   The orders are conditioned on
but to observe���to give a nation ex- are to be standard tank cars, 500 nar-
traordinarily ignorant of, or indiffer
cut to, the Europe after the war and
peace, some vision of what the war
and peace have made of her.
A World Fallen Asunder
And the first impression is of a
world "fallen asunder." The statesmen he interviews, west of Budapest
repudiate the designation of a **Bal-
kan iieal" Europe. Bat a Balkaniied
Europe it remains. Hate dominates
within and without Shame and revenge accompany the vanquished; triumph, with a secret fear of what they
have done, the victors. In all are
squalor, overcrowding, poverty; the
revolt of the poor against the rich,
the destruction of the intelligentsia,
the vanishing of tbe ideal. "New
York," says a character in one of Mr.
Well's pre-war novels, describing the
row gauge box cars, 300 standard
tank cars,* 200 narrow gauge tank
cars, and 50 express can.
Within three or four years the
Mexican government will have secured 800 locomotives in .this country,
through the machinists. Many of
them will be made by the American
Locomotive Works and some by the
Vulcan Iron Works at Wilkes Barre,
Smoking Concert Cotillion Hall this
The next big smoking concert of
the Union Label Trades will be held
Friday, December 9, at Cotillion Hall.
Hold  this' date and purchase your
tickets early.   There will be a bigger
-War in the A��r"���"New York was:���& m b^, pngrmmme.    Refresh-
merely an ant-heap kicked to pieces
by a fool." And today Europe responds to the Same definition���an.ant-
heap kicked to pieces by folly.
Confusion Everywhere
The mere physical difficulty
such a simple postwar journey as
that undertaken by Mr. Stephen Graham, reveals the advanced state to
which Balkanization haa attained. The
interminable visas and passports, the
days spent in the endeavor to cross
frontiers, are only paralleled by the
inhospitable reception on arrival at
capital cities, where heavy bribes to
waiters at third rate hotels are the
only alternatives to sleeping in railway trucks or station guard-houses.
The hopelessly confused currency
adds to this torment, with legitimate
or illegitimate bartorera of ever-fluctuating exchange values���often a gigantic gamble in which fortunes vary
from hour to hour. Tariffs are flung
up between sections of a similar nation. All the southeastern countries
are tormented by the influx of Russians��� i.:any high bred, the men attractive and courteous, the women
beautiful; meet of them never having
learnt any means of livelihood, aad
now aqaeesed into every kind of varied l;fe. Frangel's army is encamped
near Gallipoli. with the choice offered
to its members of return to fight in
the Crimea or emigration to Brazil.
Both courses appear equally distasteful, and the choice is complicated or
simplified by the news that Brazil wiD
not receive them.
Cos.cant-.tod If���aa Missis
T>f all the concentrations of human
perplexity and human misery. Constantinople appears the worst. "Refugees from all Eastern Europe are
poured* continually into Ha narrow
attests, aad find no exit therefrom,
Russian unhappiness is blowing down
into it as the sleet and rain blow-
down from the Black Sea. Ta' the
so-called hospitals there is the daily
toll of typhus victims. In the streets,
in the cold, in Uttered garments, the
sons and daughters of princesses are
endeavoring ta obtain a pitlsass hy
blacking the hoots ef Greeks or Arte the
menta, smokes and a good orchestra,
ion 50c
New York Union Turns the Tables
on Manufacturers'
A temporary injunction restraining
the 200 manufacturers of the Cloak,
Suit and Skirt Manufacturers' Protective Association from violating the
working contract with the International Ladies' Garment Workers'
Union haa been handed down in the
Supreme Court here by Justice Chas.
L Guy. The agreement was entered
into ia May, 1919. and still has six
months ta run.
The restraining order waa granted
on petition of the union. It is couched in the moat sweeping terms and
provides an absolute baa on the piecework system, the 49-hour Week and
other modifications ia the working
agreement, announcement of which
by all the manufacturer! precipitated tbe strike of 60,000 cloak makers in this city and the kindred strikes
that followed ia Philadelphia and
la labor circles the granting of this
injunction was characterised aa one
of the biggest legal coups ever executed by a workers' organization. It
is the first time that each aa order
has been granted to a union. It re-
labor men emphasized, the
���pening of a new phase in
the laher straggle ia that it sets a
precedent for turning against the ���
pioyere a weapon which they have J/
Final cent for the Winnipeg City
Council shows three Labor Aldermen
elected^: Flye ia Ward 2. Blumberg
aad Joaaa ia Ward 9. an members of
the LLP. For the school board. Jas.
Simpkins. LLP, candidate ia Ward
mittee meetings in which your name
appeared as a speaker at the Tabernacle and Royal Theatre, I am sorry
that your name was used without your
consent or knowledge.
"Trusting this will be satisfactory
and again assuring you of my regrets,
I remain,
"Chairman Publicity Committee."
This, said President Welsh, wss in
reply to a protest made by him to the
Liberal party against their action.
Damage All   Done
Del. Thom (Carpenters), said that
President Welsh should have taken
immediate steps to counteract the advertisements. The damage is all done
and the Trades Council is in bad for
allowing its officers to mix up in old
party politics.
Del. Bartlett (Blacksmiths), said
that he was emphatically opposed to
the officers drawing the council into
old party politics.
Del. Welsh said that the statement
advertised as his, was one that was
made by him two years ago, and he
had neither given his consent, nor
did he spesk on the Liberal platform.
President's Duty
Del. Crawford (Sheet Metal Workers), said that the old parties will
twist anything to suit themselves, but
it should have been the duty of the
president to have demanded immediate red/ess. If they had refused to
make a public apology previous to
election then the president's standing
in the Liberal party did not amount
to much. He did not appreciate the
stand the president took with Gale in
the municipal elections, and all this
kind of thing was doing the labor
movement a great deal of harm.
President Welsh should withdraw
from the council because he had been
panhandled by the Liberals. He was
moving in the wrong direction and
not contributing to the welfare of the
movement The publication of the
president's name, he said, was continued, after the executive committee
the shops and had been the means of
creating more dissention. Pies.
Welsh should have demanded the
withdrawal of his name right away
if he had no intention of helping the
Liberals. Labor is thinking along new
lines these days and objected to Labor
officials allowing their names and the
name of the council to be used to play
the game of the- old parties. No doubt
Pres. Welsh was looking forward to
the Liberals getting into power, but
it would not help Labor and the movement suffers. He had not seen or
heard of the president speaking on
Neelands' platform in the Provincial
election, nor Richardson's in this.
Open Shop Label
Del. Rankin drew the attention of
the delegates to the fact that President Welsh's name was published in
a Liberal paper���The Canadian Observer���which was printed in a nonunion shop, using the "Open Shop
Label," the Maple Leaf under which
is Inscribed the "Canadian Plan."
The council passed a motion demanding a personal explanation by
the president in all three daily papers.
New Dolega'tea Admitted
Credentials were received from
Typographical Union for Dels. Skinner, Bohle, Pettipiece, Neelands tin'.
From Barbers' Union for George
Burns snd A. R. Jenni.
From Plumbers' Union for G. Cog-
hill, A. Lyle and J. Parks.
From Bookbinders Union for G.
Mowst snd Frank Milne.
From Hotel and Restaurant Employees for Bros. Graham, Weare, Mc-
Kenzie, Hart, Wilson snd Van Hook.
From Machinists 692 for H. Hirst.
A communication from Carpenters'
Union 452, asking the council tp get
a committee of the Building Trades
and Metal Trades to draw up a wage
scale and agreement with the firms
constructing the proposed dry dock,
and get same signed for the duration
of the work, was endorsed and referred to the Councils.
A communication from Bro. A. J.
Crawford in connection with the Liberals billing J. S. Crawford to speak
for them was read and ordered published in the Labor News.
Minimum  Wage Committee
A communication from the Minimum Wage Board giving notice of
proposals to hold a meeting for the
adoption of a minimum wage for fe-
Continued on page two        I
Seven  Farmer-Labor  Candidate.
Elected by Good Big
y      Majorities.
Many  Other   Labor   Candidates
Make Good Runs in Many
..   Places.
N spite of the fact that the Liberals have been swept into power.
Labor has made some big gains,
not on'y by increased votes, but also
by returning three Labor candidates
along with seven Farmer-Labor.
Angus McDonald, thc lone Labor
j man in the last house, has been re-
D I DAJin D A V e,ected from Temiskaming, Ont, with
ni-ULAUnl/   I Al j* substantial majority.   J. S. Woods-
j  j worth, of Winnipeg Centre, topped
w _.     _.    i       �� _ i      j -      .; the poll with a big majority, and Wm.
Makes Bankrupt Railroad Pay byjIryine. of e^ CaJgJiry carried that
Loosing Wall Street 'seat with over a thousand votes to
Control. j spare.
.. ���    .      -a ..... -���� --- . 'n British Columbia theJLabor can-
Henry Ford paid $22,000,000 for I j.j����__.   mUU    ____..   ^-*""r c""
..     r_ /   -_,   -. i _    _  i     1 -, ;didates, although making good runs,
the Detroit, Toledo k Ironton rail- ,-,. .     _...._,.    !L ,      . .
_ __        _.���_._.-_.        failed to obtain the lead.   This might
road, a property which had been
bankrupt for years under financial
control. Ford then put gangs of
men to work gathering up junk
along the right-of-way and thus secured a considerable part of the money needed to pay for the road.
Having operated the property
for six months his statement shows
a profit of $500,000. The road has
handled as high as 1,200 cars in 12
hours, while under the Wall street
management, 200 cars in 24 hours
was considered a good run.
Wares Raised���Rate*  Reduced.
Freight rates haye been reduced
25 per cent.
Wages have been raised to $6 for
an eight hour day for unskilled labor; engineers and conductors $375
a month; firemen, $275, brakemen,
$235, while under banker ownership
these workers got from $117 to $180
per month.
There is no overtime on the Detroit, Toledo k Ironton. When a
man completes his 208-hour month
he is laid off until the first of the
next month.
If this can be done on a property
which was one of the worst in the
country, it Ls easy to see the benefits
to the country of the elimination of
Wall street control of tbe larger systems.
Meetings Next Week
place of
Bakery Salesmen
Iron Worken
Carpenters. Bro.
Electrical Workers
against the workers.
Machinist*' 692
Hotel * Rest. Employi��-
SSO Trades Union Directory
Locomotive Firemen
Maintenance Employees
Parliamentary Committee
Railway Conductors
Civic Employee!
Railway Carmen
Photo Engravers
At Least One Employer Hat Real
ized Needs of the
NEW YORK.���R S. Rowntree.
head of a great English industry employing thousands of persons, told the
Industrial Relations Association that
industrial depressions and���industrial
warfare cannot end until unemployment ceases permanently and the
working men and women receive
more than  a  mere "living" wage.
Said he.'*  *rt**m''
"We will never have industrial
peace until every worker, down to
the most unskilled, earns enough
money to marry, lira in a comfortable
home, and raise and educate his family. There will never be industrial
peace until every worker can get
away from the factory long enough
to lead a normal civilised life. He
must have time for recreation, reading, social Ufa and all the rest of it
In my opinion ao man should work a
minute more than 44 hoars a week."
Where la Democracy ?
Rowntree previously had told the
convention that his organisation,
which has never had a strike since its
establishment nearly a century ago,
always deals with the unions and finds
the dealing satisfactory. He declared that the workers' demand for
democracy in industry must be realised.
Secretary of Labor John J. Davis,
who spoke at the same session, asserted that "the worker must have more
than a 'living* wage���he moat have a
'saving* wag* if we do not waat the
present crisis of unemployment re-
Don't forget to
Label boots.
far   Union
Don't forget the Smoker Friday.
be partly contributed to the desire
upon the part of the electors to keep
the Liberals out on sccount of their
record in the Provincial house.
In Vancouver South Tom Richardson polled 27 per cent of the total
vote with a Socialist and three other
candidates in the field.
In Nanaimo W. A. Pritchard polled
26 per cent of the vote in a field of
In New Westminster R P. Pettipiece obtained second place, with 25
per cent of the total vote, with three
in the field.
Farmer-Labor  Winners
L W. Humphrey, an engineer, selected to run as Labor candidate and
endorsed by the farmers of West
Kootenay riding has been elected by
two thousand majority.
E. J. Garland, tha Fanner-Labor
candidate for Bow River, Alta., endorsed by the Drumheller and Wayne
Labor party locals, has been elected
by four thousand majority.
In Medicine Hat Robert Gardner,
Farmer candidate, endorsed by the
Labor party, has also been elected.
Donald F. Kellner. the Farmer-Labor candidate of East Edmonton, supported and endorsed by the Labor
party and the trades unions, is elected, while D. M. Kennedy, the Farmer-
Labor candidate of West Edmonton,
supported by Edson and Jasper Labor party locals, is running 300 votes
behind the Liberal.
R A. Hoey, Farmer-Labor candidate of Springfield, Man., supported
by the Labor party locals, was elected with a 3,000 majority.
A. L Hodgins, Farmer-Labor party
candidste for Middlesex East Ont,
won by 600 majority.
J. T. Shaw, the Farmer-Labor candidate of West Calgary, defeated
R B. Bennett the Government candidate.
Made Gss. Shewing
In  West Edmonton,  the Farmer-
Labor   candidate   polled    7454   as
against 7740 for tbe liberal and 4194
/or the Conservative.
hi St Lawrence. Que., Mrs. Rose
Henderson. 5006, as against 7840 for
the Liberal and 6260 for the Government candidate.
James Singer, Farmer-Labor candidate of Wellington South. Ont, polled 6018 votes as against 6806 for thi
Conservative and 4678 for the Lib-
��.. J. Lovelace. Socialist-Labor can-
didate. received 6887 as against 8118
for the Conservative, aad 8046 for
the Independent
In Eaat Kootenay W. S. McDonald,
a railroad worker, ran on the Farmer-
Labor ticket and received 1607 votes
as against 8232 and 2137 for the old
In many other places Labor made
good runs bnt not enough to give encouragement for an early victory.
About sixty Farmer candidates
were elected, but we are only recording those who made an alliance with
Labor in contesting the seats.
The Bakery Salesmen. Milk Wagon
servers aad Dairy Employees will
participate ia toe next Whist Drive
and Dance which wfll be held in the
Cotillion HaO, Thursday. December
_You need the News���ws
BsOOcy  mma
need   die
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The W. H. Malkin
Co., Ltd.
Continued from page one
(Conducted  by  Sydney  Warren)
male employees engaged  in various
"Wake, for the star now glimmering lines of industry was received and a
in the night
Of   age-long   bondage   startles
The enemies of freedom and invades
The masters' mansions with a baleful
Trades Union Directory
I Savr��'_ri��-> are requested to keep this Directory up-.a>-l__e
Vancouver Unions
VA_rcotrv~B t2ades aid
COU~CX--���President   F.    W.    Welsh:
ScQietary,   P.   Bengough.      Office   ISS ���
Labor Hall.   31S Pender Street  West.:
Phone Seymour 74*5.    MeeU in Labor
Hall at s p.m. on the first and third ;
Tuesday in month.
committee appointed to attend same
on behalf of council. Dels. Mahon,
Dolk, Wheatcroft and Crawford were
A communication from the Economic Council asking for the endorsa- ��� BUiLOoro TMADtB~covsctL���c__i���_*-.
From "A Proletarian Rubaiyaf" by; tion of a plan to form an "Economic       ____.,.��- **?���'-'; J*"*-"7, -___  *'*mr":
| _ .,_,'���_*.". Ofnes  210  Labor  HalL  MeeU first  sad
John r. Mac key. I Council of British Columbia" aiming!     third Wsdnssday la month st Labor HalL
*    *    * I at  securing the  resignation  of
In  the  Wash
Canada has decided that she needs the election of representatives who
- lVeea. m���President. Jofea
Browu. Secretary. Gee. AoaaatdL 12ii
Albert Street, Meets at Labour HUP"
at i p.m. on first acJ third Friday.
"f<***��J***s_**��*a. lodge eas_PrrsManl.J.
H. Ho_l��; Secretary. Evan McMillan:
P.u-:r��,�� Agent. P. R, ngar-ig*.: Office
?!�� Pe���Jer Street. We*-. M-*-:s at
Labour Hall at S p.m. ea sec >r.l and
fourth Tuesday
Official Organ of the Vancouver Trades
and Labor Council and Affiliated
Unions.  *
Control Committee: F. W. Welsh. P.
R. Bengough. and W. J. Bartlett.
while white miners are searching in
lain for work.
Meighen���at home.
the   BAsEKT SAlaESWtBM.   Local No. 3.1 ���
_ i     1-resident.   II.   Curtis;     Secretary.   W.
present   Provincial   government   and |    Barnes. SU   Klevemh Avenue    East.
Meets at  119   Pender Street  West   on
second  Monday  of  each   month  at  S
I will eliminate maladministration and i
I party politics from the Province,
i> m.
Now that General Clark has been
_*������_ I BBXtVEBT,    HOB*.
E-,H     BOFT  DBIHX ""
Hydro-Electric for City
Del. Bartlett, of the Parliamentary
or not he believes in old age pensions, ��� Committee, said that inasmuch as the
P_b_i-_e_ every Friday at Labor Ball,
319 Pender Street West
Vancouver, B.C.
Telephones -Seymour 741)." 74%
Subscription  Kates:
SI."/} per year by mail in Canada
$2.50 per year outside C-aada
Advertising Rates upon applic .tion
The lamentable showing made by
the Socialist party in the recent cam-
pa.;^, should convince th -m that
.here is something wror^ with their
method of propaganda and tactics.
After twenty years of propaganda in
tr.e city of Vancouver all three of
their candidates lose their deposits
and poll a ridiculously small vote.
Their obstructionist tactics no
���loubt lost the Vancouver South seat
f����r labor. Xee'and. and Cassidy received 4500 votes from this district
It is to be hoped that the censure in the ' Provincial elections in' a
handed out to President Welsh, by the  straight fight with the old parties and
F.   P.   Otnig-h;   Secretary.     W.   H.   Mc-'
Lean.    JOSS   Broadway   West.      Mee:s
at 31S  Pender  Street  West st  i pm. ;
every  third    Tuesdsy  in  month.
-Local No. 120���President. C. E. Herrett: Secretary. A. R. Jennie. Jin
ramble Street. Meets Boom IIS. 3��
Pender Street Weat. at 7:1> p.m. on!
second and fourth Tueedays In month. |
Council. | ������,_, f���- _��� K.de__,_.r��- -._..���   Th*. I     tfT^^^gT'auiZS: '
l-JK*   Sixth   Avenue   West.    Meets    at j
Lord Sholto Douglas was awarded j plant Would tend to introduce more j ���t*To\&r���ol^montl *"* "I
$>,000 damages for a premature no- j industries and would help reduce light bo*__bbxa___b. _sov asuramLP-.
tice of his death.    If Lenine, Trotsky, Lnd _ower -at-g I    "S   a ._BD_M__J  L^ai  No.   im���
I anu power rates. President.   R.   Lynn;     Secretary.      A
Tchitcherin and the rest of the Soviet.     Del   Rankjn favored the suggestion -    -,-"-r,'""?r- A-00"* "**��� "*-��  Pender Street
If  Queensland  can  deal  with  the  ^.^ fo_ Burrard he wi��� probablv
question in the way ,t has, surely it   be ^ {_ m_ke up hj_ __jnd wheth_r
is possible for Canada to make such
a move, and it is now time to demand
_ti,.n from tbe new regime ; excluding the Orientals, and the rest | time for the munjcipai election WM,
of the question, submitted to him by drawin<- n,ar> the council might at.;
the   Vancouver   Trades   and   Labor : tempt to make an iMUe out of a
"J******-**** Local Xo. 4*1���Preaident.
J. Smith: Secretary, a Showier. SIS
Pender Slr-et Weat. Meats at" SIS
Feeder Streart West at % p.m. on second  and  fourth   Fridays  tn  month
ssrseess  �����-i-��-ftiTirii_~_~rJ���
Hsaaaaa. l__ s*  iss.���
3. Kiag: Fib. Sec.. R. A  Baker
3.   Manillas.   14* Cordo-a  Sines.
at  IIS r*or.! its   Street, at  S pa    oa
��-cr���d and fourth Thursdays tn ���oath.
. Local No. 3404���
President. W. R p.Ilar.1 Secretary,
N. H Vernon.. Box-13<>. Meeta at Sit
Pentler Street West. Vancouver, at S
P-m. on every Fr:����y of month.
I posal for an hydro-electric plant. This I
1 would be worth while because such a '
FMOTO EsTOatAVESta* Local No. S4���
President. F. Loonev: Secretary. Cordon r>1-rard-. I7;i Fifth Ar-us West,
MeeU at World Bulidinc. Vancoaeer.
at S r m   on Saturday of each week.
Local No. t�����President. Charles Keall
Secretary. Alfred Hurry. S<1 Tbirty-
foiirth ATenue l_ist Meets at SIS
Per.der Street West, at �� p.m. oa first
Wealneedsy  in  month.
-   Ed.tor and Manager
leaders   could    take    similar   action   but thouKht that the lower mainiand
against the kept press of the world,
what a tidy sum they would reap.
might be included, because it would
also   help   in   the   financing   of   the
, scheme.--Suggestion adopted.
With the advent of the unemplov-1 _...-._.
_, , , ��� Socials Going Strong
ment season, the usual course of "up- j
lift" lectures will be prattled out to'     DeI* Herrett reported a surplus on
the destitute of this city.    Last year lthe   ,ast   Smoking  Concert   and   an-
at the City Mission lectures were de-| "-'"need that the next one would be
livered on such subjects as "The Won
West. Meets st J IS Pender
West, at �� p.m. on first and
Mondays   of each  month.
rtn ttb 1   n n_a���l.    ������
Secretary.   J    L.   Irrine:   Bust.
"rrat.      E.     A      Goddard.    SSS
j     Richards Street.    Meets at SIS Pender
Street   West   on  first and third  Moo-
!.   day   in  month  at   %  p.m.
BOOT   ASD   Sua-   WOBXXBSr   UNIOH   _
LopiI     No.      50i ���  President.     Th'Vi  i nwraua.
Vr.dley:   Secreiary.      Tom     Ci>ry.     445       I^x-al Xo. ITO���President. Bert Stirs*"
Vernon    Drive.     Meets   at   Jl��   Per.der \      Seeretarr    J.   Ore���ther:    Kcaineas   Acer.t.
Street Weyt
In  TiAnth.
it �� p.m. on first Tuesalay
F W. Welsh. Of fir, j,,i Lat,*,. Hall
Meets si .-119 Feeder Street Waat. al 8
p m    oa  ��..-..tl  ard  fourth   FV'-rajs.
Trades Council on Tuesday evening,
will be a reminder to other ofa��i_U
in tha- Trades L'nion movement. While
we are quite aware tnat th^re is
hardly an official left who dabbles
with old party politics, i: is just as
well that the matter of using the
name of the Trades Council ar.d local unior.s to boost old party political
aspirants, has been threshed out _t
this time.
!r;der-��?n<ie-*ts and Neelands was elected. In the present instance, whiie J.
Kavanagh. .Socialist, received only
741 votes. Richardson, the Labor can-
didate. who tvas first in thc field, was
given 268-1, but would no doubt have
-eceived n-.ore had bc been allowed a
straight r"eld.
The sentiment against the Liberal
party was so strong in this Province,
ders and Beauties of.Yellowstone National Park," and "The Banking System of Canada." For thi3 season we
would suggest lectures on "The Nearness of the Far-away," or "The Why
and How of the Universal Peanut,"
interspersed with a series of Yankee
"Success" talks.
*    *    ��
Tbe Aftermatb
The decisive defeat of the hybrid
"National Liberal and Conservative"
government speaks well for the sentiment of the Canadian people, if not
for their intelligence.    The coalition
! held  Friday night at Cotillion  Hal!.'
! The Whist Drive and Dance was also
i increasing in popularity.
Getting Labels on Jobs
Del. Crawford reported visiting the
i headquarters of the various political
i parties,  accompanied   by  Dels.   Ben-,
gough and Welsh, for the purpose of j
��� getting all the political printing done ���
j at union shop.,. Some of the print-!
i ing had been done over again in order |t
to display  the label and  the  Union
EREBS.���President, V, Kerr: Seeretary. I
I.. I'-drett. Meets at Labor Hall on 2nd I
ajid 4th  Wednesday   *n month..
TAX, IBOB WOSinU, Local Xo. ��T j
���I'rasident.       B        Bronson:      Seeretarr. j -
Boy M-urnr. 319 Pender Street Wesl ' 'ABIalAlttirrABV COMMITTB���T. * L C.
M-ets at **!> Pander Street West, at'r1 Csslrs-ia. W. 3. Bartlett Seerscary. Mrs.
S P m . s��<-niid and foorth Monday. W. V.bt.n     Meets ia r-����s 301 I .War HaD
Fos-tt-sas-sra  rsmounos.    _��eai
No. 11���Pra��ident. Boy A. Perry: Secretsry. Alexander Murray. 1444 Tenth
Avenue West. Mee-s at 440 Pender
Street West, at 7.3�� p.m. on fourth
Tuesday of month.
BOD_BUfD_M,    Loc<tl    105���1'resident
Oe,).   Howl:   Secretary.   Frank    Milne, i
l'"T 411.     Meets at r.19   Perder Stree:
West at I p.m. every third Wednesday |
In  month.
Pre*'dent. J: White; Secretary. O
'���nrrison. Off-re lift Pordova Street
W,ft. Meets at 118 Cordom Street
We*t at S p.m. on the first and third
Friday   in   month.
on   the  first and
Booth  st  S   r a.
third   Thursday   in
raisTiso PstxmsMEB a aa~ibtj
Local N'ra. �������President, a W. Myers-
Secretary. R R Stephen*.,r.. Rox *��4
Meetr at HI ):_stinir�� Str*et. Vanco'j.
v��r. at I p.m. on second Tuesday In
that  electors threw  their weight  to
In the present instance the Liberal   the Conservative candidates in order
party ii either guilty of pulling off a  to defeat the Liberals.    Had it been
dirty   piece   of   political   trickery  or a purely three-cornered fight, instead
President Welsh i3 trying to save his  of five, this vote would no doubt have
a        ... ���    o- u     i i    n.���  government,   brought   into  existence
been thrown to Richardson.    In the  f   _, , ,7 .
by fear and expediency, was an abor-
Welsh   has   been   hobnobbing   with u.   both   constituencies   were   about  t,ve sovervment in every sense, com-  were  on a four day weftk      H_
Mayor Gale, but if his name and that equal, while in the present instance | poS^ ' '" ma'"'     . ^f^omed the council that considerable
of the council was used without his there is about a thousand majority, j h\^h'____7__*J^___n    _!I*J!_.._T di8c��-~ion h^ taken place at the last
meeting of the union over Pres. Welsh
face by inferring such is the case,
It   is   well   known   that   President  Provincial election the old party votes
Label was on the ballots for the h.*st
time to his knowledge.
Four Days a Week
-   Del. Ward, of the Carmen, said the
running   trades   were   working   full
time but tiie men in the back shops
Its death is
consent, then  we  quite  agree with      Richardson, however, is partly to
Brother Crawford, when he says, that blame because, having Kavanagh as
Welsh hss not much standing in the a rival, he labeled himself as a So-
Liberal   party  and   the  quicker  he cialist-Labor candidate���without the,
drops them the better for sll con- sanction of the party-wither in anithe **ork��ng class of Canada in any; p,^^
old parties of Canada,
acclaimed with joy.
But the return of the Liberal party , concen8u|| of opinio- that the union
to power will result in no benefit to ofncial,   ahould   gupport   the   Labor
supporting the Liberals, it being the
cerned. > j effort to obtain Socialist votes, or to
The record of the Liberal party stop their criticism. Re took a stand
stinks, and the trade union movement on the Asiatic question at the begin-
does not want its officers to link it ning of the campaign, which the daily
up with such a party. It is to be papers used to good advantage
hoped that the membership will not against him, and his endorsation of
condemn the movement on account of the "Third International," which
the regrettable action. ; even the Socialist party does not en-
���! ���*��� dorse,  was also  used   by the  daily
OFF FOR THE HOLIDAYS press to defeat him.
.  It seems that some of the Labor
The Provincial parliament has clos- party candidates and members are
ed iU doors and not a soul knows too busy tagging the Socialist party
when they will be opened again or,to give the Labor party a chance to
under what conditions. . set into power.
The last session was called specifi- When we look at the wonderful
cally for the purpose of dealing with j showing made by Woodsworth and Ir-
the unemployed problem, but in spite. vine, then we think its time some-
The Prince and Armistar
Cable reports from India state that
the Prince of Wales is being feted by
of this, almost every attempt made i thing was accomplished in Vancouver, j the native rajahs, nabobs and what
perceptible degree.   The very nature
of the Liberal party precludes this! Pr,nt,���� Tr*"J" W"""n��
possibility. !    Del- R*-*1*'in, of the Typographical
Canadian workers have, however,! Union, stated that members of the
made a definite gain in the election of j -nion were -*--- on -trike. this was
a small group of Labor members to! P��rt|y because of the lack of work
the Dominion Federal House. Their j ���*- their line on account of the hard
presence at Ottawa will keep the! times. They were going to remain
workers throughout Canada informed ! out. however, until the employers
on matters that heretofore there has j S*��ve ���**��� Tn<- hoaa*�� were n��-*t actu-
been little information given. We be- |��--y fighting against the 44-hour week,
lieve their election will also pave the |what they wanted was the "open
way for a more efficient organization ahoP-" but although it might be pos-
of Labor's political power. j *"b-e for ���0-T-e of them to run a non-
.    ,    , union shop for a while, it was impos
sible for them to institute the open
shop, Strike benefits were being
paid from assessments contributed by
55,000 members, to the 6,500 who remain out of work out of the 13,000
Local No
SS���President. 11. A. Flsek: Secretary.
Aid. W. J. Scribben. City Hall. Meet;
at 144 Cordova Street West, at 8 p.m.
on   first   Wednesday  of  each   month.
452���President Geo. H, Hardy; Secretary. W. J. Johnston: Business
-��l?ent. O. C. Thom. Office 304 Labor
Hill. Meets second and fourth Mon-
day at  8  p-m.   In  Labor Hall.
Branch.���President, T. S. Ceope: Bosl-
ness Arsnt. Ancns MarSwesa: Secretary.
R. C. Wabber. 14o 19th Are. W. Meeta
2nd and 4th Tnrsdsy st 8 pi., in F.L.P.
BAIXmOAD -_M__OTE*B8. Pia-sion No.
S�����Pres'����ent. A. N Lowe*; Secretary.
Charles Bird. _*J�� Union Street.
Meets at I.O.O.P Hall. St5 Hamilton
Street, at S p.m. on first Monday < ia
No.   2   Branch
Kith   Are.   W.
���Secretary.   W.   Brsy.   SO
Meets   1st  and   Srd  Tues
dsy st 8 p - . in FL.P. Hall. 14S CordofcaTSutSFas~___
St. W.
���AD-WAT t-rOBTBaTCTOBa. IMr>st��n No.
?<T���President, t;. W. Hatch; Secretary
J B. Physk-k 115* Thai-low Street-
Meets at I.O.O F. Hall on first Sunday
at . p.m.. and on third Thursday at
��  r- m
dent T. Soassse���ille: Seeretary. B. 3.
Sansom.   SS30 8herhr4edie  St      Meela  1st
snd Srd Fridays, is Cotillion Hall	
���President. C. A. Mitchell; Secretary.
1�� A. Monro. '��� Seventh Avenue West
Meets at I.O.O.F Hall. Hamilton Street
at 7:3* p.m. on first Tueaday aad 1:1S
p.mon  third Tuesday.
CIQSBMSBBBS,. Local No. 357���President, G. Thomits; Secretary. R. J.
'"rale. 3�� Kootenay Street. Meeta at
311 Pender Street West, at S p.m. on
first Tuesday In month.
-T.ZCTBICAT.  VOSISB1,   L.acal    113���
Preaident. D. W. McDouirall; Secretary.
P. It Rurrows; Business Agent. KH
Morrison. Office 440 Pander Street
West. Meets at 440 Pender Street
West at   ��.   p.m.  every  Monday.
BIBB nOSTanaa. Local No. 14��� President. Percy Trevlae: Secretary. Chas.
A. Watson. No 1 Fire Hall. Twelfth
and Quebec Streets. Vancouver. Meela
at 31�� Pender Street Weat.
OABMBsTT    VOariBS,   I��cal   No.   I��0
-..President. Mrs. W.  Mahon; Secretary.
Ada Hawk-worth, 351< Fleming Street.
Meets at  Labour Hall  at (  p.m.    on
first Thursday In month.
Local No. 2>���President. J. Cummlnp:
Secretary. J. W. vanHook. 441 Seymour
Street. Meeta at 441 Seymour Street
first and third Wednesday at 1:31.
Second and foorth Wednesday at ��.:>>!
-ATSExa, wood, wvi a   metal.
Local No. 307���Prealdent. A. B. Flnly.
Secretary. A. P. Surges, S3* Pifty-
F��vet��th Avenue Rant. MeeU at 111
Holden Building. Vancouver, at I p.m.
on first and   third  Fridaya In month.
by the labor members to bring the [ I "ots on a scale "that for magnificence  who were locked _ut lagt May    The
question up for discussion, was ruled >     Ireland is now to become a "Free [and luxunousness" surpsases anything employerg have introduced an "Open
out of order. Finally, however, the' State" and have England as an ally,
government decided to help the un- j Ireland will be kept busy kicking out
employed problem by granting assist- {one gang of grafting politicians snd
ance to the municipalities. j replacing them with another, just as
The amount coming to the city of. "*<��� have been doing in Canada.
Vancouver,   with    unemployed   and! 	
their dependents numbering about \ The Conservative party is now
10,000, will be about $25.00 each, eliminated as the government from
This sum is supposed to be sufficient every provincial parliament and from
to relieve the problem until the house j the Federal. But the unemployed
sits again. srmy will grow and misery and pov-
In the meantime the legislators will | erty will still stalk in our midst.
retire to their homes to spend tbe I 	
holidays amidst plenty of food, picas- Now that the Liberals have been
ant and warm surroundings..while thc placed into power we see no reason
of unemployed trudge their!why Vancouver should not have the
prosperity that Gale, predicted. If it
was possible for Gale to give it, why
not King. In the meantime we will
have to tighten up our belts.
to date. It is beginning to dawn upon these bejewelled native parasites
that England's domination over India
Shop Label," and when asked if they
can put the label on the printing they
ssy yes and put on the camouflaged
ITHOOBAFSt-ma. Local No 44���Preaident. H. J. Rhodes; Secretary. H- Wal-
kor. 1004 Pendrell Street. Meets at
Room 309. 31> Pender Street West, at
II  n.m. on third Wedneaday In month.
weary way home to, in many
cold and foodless surroundings.
Some people are under the impres-; Food riots in Berlin and Austria
sion that Canada has not the power: seems to indicate that all is not well
to exclude Orientals because of the;in those parts. Wasn't the French
Anglo-Japanese Alliance. This sab- j revolution preceded by food riots and
ject. however, has been taken np by j the cry for bread? There may be
tbe Labor government of Queensland, some interesting and far-reaching de-
Australia, and we find that no Japan- i velopments in Europe before the win-
ese or Chinese are allowed to enter
the country with a view to permanent
residence. The stay allowed must not
exceed twelve months..
No Asiatics are allowed to hold a
ter is over.
IOWA���State troops were sent into
Ottumwa by Governor Kendall on November 15 to quell disorders growing
mineral lease or a minert' license ia out of the strike of the packing house
.Queensland, yet we find that aside! employees of the John Morrell Pack-
f rom the monopoly of various British
Columbian industries by Asiatics,
that the Liberal government has
granted more Licenses to Chinese dor-
lag this year, to mine on Vancouver
Island, than in the whole period of
1914 to 1920.
At least 400 Chinese are working
in the  mines of Vancouver Island ing th*
ing Company.
Illinois���Serious rioting broke ont
at Chicago on November 15 when police were placed on tracks as escorts
to strikebreakers ia tha teamsters'
strike. Strike sympathizers attacked
the private detective agency furnish-
over the Hindu working clssses even
to the point of armed suppression.
In our opinion it will take something much more substantial than
empty vaporings about "peace and
good-will," "the grandeur of the Empire," etc., to cause the Hindu people
to forget the infamous Rowlstt Acts
or the tragedy of Armistar.
It wss st the last place that General
Dwyer marched a column of British
soldiers to where a large, but unarmed and peaceful, meeting wss being
held, snd without giving even the
warning the Germans gave when the
"Lusitania" was torpedoed, poured
machine gun fire into the thickest of
the crowd for ten minutes.
General Dwyer himself afterwards
admitted that the dead might number
between four and five hundred and
that the wounded would possibly
treble the number killed. For his
"indiscreet" act the General was
placed on the retired list and a public
subscription was raised for him by
the London "Morning Post"
is a good thing for them and helps to | ube,    ���. .ppreciated ^ work done
l!-.?^!. _J�� "IS?- a^^Ull^ the council during the  election
catinpa-y-n, inasmuch ss it had diverted
quite a lot of work to the union shops.
Timms, the second largest printing
shop in thc city, bsd its three linotype machines stsnding idle through
locking out its employees. Delegates
were requested to "continue to boost
for the label.
Doing Good Work
Del. McKensie, of the Hotel snd
Restaurant Employees, said that right
aeross the country he had found the
label committees doing good work
end hoped they would continue. In
Seattle the employers who were trying to institute the "Open Shop" into
the restaurants, were badly beaten,
progress but the delegates were urged
The local onion was making good
to continue their demand for the
house card. _.
Dele. Showier drew attention to
the fact that the Merchants Bank of
Canada had issued a "Christmas Saving" scheme booklet that was made
in the U.S.A., and made a motion that
this be brought to the attention of
the "Made in B. C. Campaign" committee, with the object of having the
next supply printed in B.C. Motion
Tbe question of endorsing the proposed daylight saving plebiscite was
laid over till the next meeting for the
considerstion of the delegates.
hood of. Division. No. 130���President.
n. p. Boston: Secretary. H. A. R Mac-
Ponald. 1323 Pendrlll St.. Vancouver.
Meeta al- I O.O.F. Hall es sseead aad
Fourth Tuesdays In each month at S
EUREKA, Utah���The Socialist
party swept this city at the recent
elections, winning a clean-cut victory
over the "Taxpayers'M ticket and the
"Citizens'" ticket
NEWCASTLE. Eng.���A crowded
audience at an I.L.P. meeting held ia
the town hall recently stood up and
cheered for five minutes when Ramsay Mar-Donald rasa to
OIMBS.BB, Local No 4S�� President
T. McKwen: Secretary. H. O. Campbell
744 Helmcken Street. Vancouver.
Meeta at I.O.O.F. Hall, on first and
third Tharadsys ef eaeh atasth.
I.ocM No. tt-ll Bstretary-Ti sasurar.
B. Bliea; Baslaess Agsai W. Bare* tSS
Cnrdo-a Street West Meets at 1S1 far
does Hireel West, si S pm sa first sad
third fridaya la
y. O.W.
No   IIS���Prealdent.
31S  London Building: Secretary,
Seated. 31* London Building.    MeeU
at  310 London Building on flrat Sun
day In  month at  7:30  p m
r���Prealdent C. ���. C r-r-tar;
SeereUry. Oeo. Gray. 1*34 First Ava
East- MeeU at EScletr* Hall. Vancouver at 33S p.m on first aad third
Sundays In month.
���fKAMSTKaa. Local No. SSS���Pmide-t. W~
M. Bieaa; Seeretary. Birt Showier Offs-e
SOS Labor Hall.    Meeta sseead sad fearth
Wedneaday al  S p as.  ia  Laher Hall
UMlOat���-Rustneaa Agent. R.
Townnend. Meets at 7 p m every
Monday at  141 Cordova Streat Weat
No. ��:�����President. Frank McfaanJ
Secretary. T. 3. Hsnafln. S37S Sixth
Avenue Weet. Vancouver. Meets at
441 Seymour Street. Vancouver, at i 30
p.m. on flrat Sunday  In month
Local     No.     *������>���President.     Jt
We-lman.     Meets at 31S  Pender
W.  Vancouver, at 7:3S p.m. on
and fourth Tuesdays In month.
. local We. SSL���President. W.
Bayley; Secretary. A. Blrnle. SS3S
Commercial Drive. Meeta at SIS Pander Street West at t p m. on
Monday in  month.
nt-KT a ELic-aic biilvit sost-
-r_OT*BZS OF AsTKBICA. Amaleasr���t-
ed Association of. Division No ISI--
President. R. Rlcby SeereUry. P. B.
Griffin. 447 Sixth Avenue East. Vancouver. MeeU A.O.F. HalL I"
Pleasant at 10 IS am on firet
day   and 7 p.m. on third Monday
. Loeal I ��>���President. C. Doltnas; Secretary. F. Rumble.
1*>* Onthard Street. Meeta la "
Hall Vancouver at t p.m. first
day In month.
. W. M Brlee: Secretary.
J. Cunningham. Box 4S3I. Va
ver. B.C
Offles Beei
I. Loeal Na. ITS���President. R. A. La-son. lit] Boyatour
Street Secretary C. McDonald. P. a
Box 501 Meeta at IK Pender Street
Weat. at I pm. oa first   Monday  la
mo fit n
_, Local 1IC���President
C. H. Collier: Secretary and PinTaiss
Acent. R N. Neelands; Office Sid lobar Hall. Meets laat Sunday I
month at 1 p m.
* nawiT
Local No. 1(7���Prealdent. A. Osborne
Secretary. A. D. McDonald. ����l Pender Street Went. Vancouver. Meets
at I p.m. on third Thursday In month.
lACWrrnm. &e_al ISS-President. W
3. Clark; Secretary. 3. O. Keefe; Business A rent. P. Bencougn: Office tit
Pender Street Weat. Meeu at Sit
Pender Street W it at I p m. on second
and fourth Thursday.
hi No. 141���President.
���Loeal 11 ������President W. 3. Park.
retary.  O.   W.   Allln:   Buainesa  Acent.
MeeU at SSS London Building at  t:M
am. oa second Friday ta moatn.
A    Jamleson.    301
Building.     Meets     at     Moose
Hall.   Homer Street, at It    am.
second Sunday In month.
lAJ-r-n     l-MaaW-Pi     AMP
UWXOV OF M. O.���President. Dan <^an-
lls;   SeereUry.  W. DeseMasa.   10S Mala
Street si 7 pm first aad third Wsdsssdsy.
a.m.    on I
Provincial Unions
VXCTOBia���President, r SleverU. 173S
Denman Street: Secretsry E. Woodward. 12S3 Carlln Street. MeeU at ���
p.m. on first and third Wednesdays
In month at Trades Hall. Broad attest.
ttl.���Pr��sUsat   O.
tary���-treaaar-r.   W.   ]
V Meets last Saaday ef i
MeDoaald.  Prince   Rupert:
S__w'__'5l Bo��  ffS rrt-��T f****-
Meets at  Carpenters*  Hall oa Wood
and fourth Tuesdays of eaeh osooth.
Build s batter aad better business by
employing UNION'men, and advertising in The News, ,
The following places are run under
non-union conditions and are therefore
unfair to organised labor.
Stettler Cigar Factory, making Van Loo
and Van Dvtce Cigar*.
Capitol Cafe. 930 Granville St
White Lunche*.
Electrical Contractors.
C H. Peterson, 1814 Pandora St
Hume ft Rumble, Columbia St, New
W- , ���__���!__- . a __-       __ _f**
rSCnlfinTCi.   D.L--
The Chilliwack Electric Co.. Ltd.
-���"dent  3. Lotmaa. Nllssa;
Secjetary. Felix Pexeril. Box 434 Nel-
tMo.  Revelet -ko:
Parker. Bos   334.
at S p m. at ratjr Hall,
the seeond aad   fourtl
V .'
'  i
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iiHimniiiimiiii m immniiiini n t'-mmiiiii
Two Short Words, Bridging tbe Gulf Between
Have you protected yourself and your family against such
an emergency, with a SAVINGS ACCOUNT���the most valuable
Asset a man can have for the "RAINY DAY."
We STRONGLY R_.COMMEND you to start such an account
AT ONCE, at one of our sMty Branches.
HASTINGS AND SEYMOUR Geo. S. Harrison, Manager.
Cordova a. Abbott        Main ft 25th Ave,        Main A Broadway
Where   You   Will   Receive   Prompt   and   Courteous   Attention
Union Bank of Canada
P.S.���If you are living in a community not provided with
Banking: facilities, address us by mail, and we will be g-lad to
guide you in respect to "Banking by Mail."
Which Way Are
You Pulling ?
(By Robert Hewitt)
A few days ago, after having every worker. But no! Our tinie is
j perused the pages of the Div. No. 4 taken   up   with   fraternal   organiza-
BuMetin, .slipped it into my pocket,' tions, football competitions, the
.thinking that some one else might be , world's series, the  comic  section  of
glad to* have a look at it, and when the dailies, yellow-backed novels,
;goir.? by a certain building in which movies, etc. Or in other words, our
I a number of the railway men spend   minds are centred on the things that
the meal period I left it on the table "Big Business" has created for just
ifor them.    On my way back during , that purpose, and we are neglecting
the meal period I stepped into the the things that, by uplifting our own
i buildinp, and there was my paper, class, would be detrimental to "Big
; fohied up and laid to one side, while   Business."
  M   ore of our good L'ni.n members was Spreading the News
��"��1"""1'11""" llllllimillMlllllllinvlimri Ill ' IIUlUlllluS;deeply interested in the "comic sec       The  above  story  is  nothing  new.
Two I for years we have listened to many of
] tion"   of  one   of  the   dailies.
Ciitiiiim.'il from page one
Mr. Graham found the nearest ap- 'others were arguing about who won four brothers, picturing our misery,
proach to sanity in this madhouse. He!the last 0Id Country football competi-._nd telling us of the power that is
is thc founder of the Little Entente. Ition- another was selling tickets for'ours.   The process of education works
IN these days Goodenough
>Law   falls by the way-
/\tf-W-side and Dothe-
best is first at the tape.
Turks." In the region of "pleasure"
other sales are going on. In this
"hideous under-world of the Levant"
they "sell all their jewels, and then  economic  stability  is completely de
He desires Ententes everywhere, to
bring all these little nations into the
way of peace. "We want to get rid
of the war-mind. We are developing
a policy which should make for stability in Central Europe."    But that
the  benefit of a fraternal  organiza- j slowly on a  mind   which   has   been
through the capitalist mould, nevertheless it is working, and one of the
best methods that I could suggest, to
carry on this education would be for
each local to make their membership
100 per cent subscribers to their lo
tion, to some of the men who kicked
so much the last time we increased
the   Union   dues.
As I entered I was greeted with
"What's the latest from the U. S.
Labor Board?"   "Is Div. No. 4 nego-
-a^aell the last jewel of all. In the cab- pendent on Germany's survival; and i t����ting with the Railway Managers' cai Labor paper, and by taking more
arets and night-halls of low amuse- Franco and England, outside this poor ' Association again?" "Why don't you advantage of the pages nf such papers
ment,   there   is   nude   dancing   and
drink, lascivious Greeks, drunken American sailors capable of enormities
of behavior, British Tommies with the
rolling eye, 'seeing thesworld and be
Central Europe, are steadily and in-' f<*--ows come around once in a while for an exchange of ideas and sugges
exorably pushing Germany over into and tcl1 us some MW!-" **���<��� questions tions, and in this way help to make
the  Abyss.     "Germay  will  fall,"  he  of this nature that were all fully ex-  your paper lnore interesting, and help
You sometimes get tired of the printed
matter you are using. When you foal
like that, call us in. We would be glad
of tbe opportunity to please you.
Your satisfaction is worth more to us
than tbe profit on a single order.
Have the
on    your
It costs you
declares.    "If she agrees to pay she  P,ained in the Wr which l had left
will fall, and equally if the sanctions  but which **���* to.�� much trouble for
Ing paid for it,' as the^bosters say." are applied she will fall. Her export
In charge of this imbroglio is a British ! trade will be ruined, and the mark
General. The city is under Allied i will become almost of no value." He
control, At lunch or dinner at the. is trying to get Poland into the Al-
Jpckey Club, "chatting pleasantly ;jliance, but the tactics of that exuber-
over their liqueurs in English style," j ant people make things difficult. "We
the officers thank God that they are send goods into Poland, and the Polish
them to read.    Never mind  "Gentle
Reader" what I said.
Lack of Interest
I mention this incident as it is quite
characteristic of a large number of
the working class.   They lack interest
to spread the circulation. By so doing we will help to bring home to the
worker his true position in society,
and hasten the time when we will
have no profiteers, and no bread line.
Boosting Open Shops
I have mentioned some of the
things which serve to further the in-
not as these foreigners, and praise or
(iispraise the immigrant influx. "By
herself England would no doubt govern Constantinople well, clearly, and
honorably; but in concert with
French, Italians and Greeks there is
not much evidence of a strong hand
or a clear mind."    Mr. Graham is in-
Government sequesters them. We
load our stuff for them, and then our
trains never come back. Many whole
trains have disappeared in Poland,
and we get no satisfaction." When '
Mr.   Graham  visits Warsaw he finds
in the welfare of their own class, but, terests of capitalism, but will venture
devote time to football competitions, the assertion that our progress is be-
fraternal organizations. Mutt and \ ing retarded more today by secession^
.le:T, etc. When the Union meeting jst movements than by any of the
ri.-ht comes around, the boys tan not' capitalist institutions which I have
possibly get around.   The loyal order,' mentioned.    Whether the attempt to
... ,_.____.   a       ��� th�� ancient order' or the independent j set  up   national   trades   unions,   and
the pleasant people undisturbed about |,���<.er of something or other happens \ seceed from the A.F. of L. is finan.
. .    .  .. .     , ..     , ..       ,traln s'<'al"-f'*   They are demonstrat- to be meeting the same night.   If they  <.���__.,,  *)acked  bv .._$:_- Bu8'n���ss"  or
formed of the secret of the failure ' mir-in ma-so- for I'm K ,���,.���������!, Alli_-,.��� I i   _ a        _     ���_.    _       r   a ���*]'--a"y   "a-Kea   oy     oig  business    or
.    ii  at.     o !    g      "*aS8es Ior tne rrench Alliance,  are asked to subscribe to a Labor pa-1 not I am not nrenared tn ������   hut it
of all the Russian revolutionary re-  witn ;ov over ������������,, nrecieusea relimiP* '���_- -_.���ii i �� _   .���   i      i r     not i am not prepared to say, but it
_ i ���   .. i J J precieuses renques , per. Well I take the local paper everv  certainlv is pndorsed and nnnrnvn.l hv
actionists: each general is "surround-  ,ip \*���nnl��nn"- with !,,�����,., ��f --v.,,.. . _���   _  ���      .....      "   <-er",ln,y ����� enaorseu ana approven t>y
,de Napoleon with banner of Vive .vening and that is about all I can, ��Big Business." Whether the O.B.U.
la France, and maps of Szlazk ' the afford. Ask them to vote for a Labor j *8 financed by "Big Business" or not
integral province of Silesia, colored J candidate on election day. do they do ! I cannot say. But they are certainly
Polish red; and the great national so? Well, if tbey all did the Labor Lying <_ig Business" a lot of very
flag, on which, s embroidered on the ! candidate  would  always  be  elected, j va.uab,e assistance in their open shop
one side the "ominous white vulture, and he isn't     Thev r-ivo nhmit thoir ��� a   _ ���_ ,.     _.
,   .       _, .     , ���      , _._._.   ; iney ra\e aoout tneir campaign.   And it seems peculiar to
of risen Poland    and on the other the  per capita going to the United States  me that men in Western Canada who
Madonna and Child.      But they have , but not so with the money they spend I pretend to stand for big wages, should
ed by scoundrels and incapables,"
with "a curious type of British soldier
in the fear, capable of selling vast
quantities of supplies." Wrangel is
convinced that "Europe will need his
army yet."
People Full of Hate
So this author gazes with rapid,"Wlung out the Russian god from the j on American movie films, American
bird's-eye view on the chaos of today's ' great Russian Cathedral, and replaced : magazines, and cigarettes. They kick
civilization. Little Sofia is a city of him by the god of their fathers. And layout a non-union man working in the
dead aspiration���a peasant Govern- j they live in fear that the Russians .,!.,>��, and then go out and buy non-
ment governing peasants, with the | without their god, a huge, brooding !u.ion sweatshop products, instead of
great   hopes   and   dreams   vanished,  danger from the East, will one day, iJe.nain.ing the Union   Label!     They
j return���to set in this same cathedral j tell us our Unions should be national,
tt"? cult of the Socialist German Jew. J and at the same time pay dues into
Woe to tbe Vanquished various International fraternal organ-
Europe before 1914 was living un- j iz.tions. The question then naturally
der the influence of a Great Fear, j arises, why are they so indifferent,
Five years of bitter fighting, costing j and so inconsistent?
millions of lives and unlimited treasure, resulted in the formation of a
only anxious to sow and reap the harvest and avoid war.    Belgrade is the
capital of a united Jugo-Slav race, as
Rome beceme the capital of a united
Italy.   But the Serbs themselves have
been almost annihilated���every family has lost father or son, many lost
all; and the Germanized Croats bitterly hate these "barbarians" beyond the | peaCe.    But the treaties arranged at
Save.    In Buda this traveller finds a pari> were not a Peace.   They were in
people full of hatred of all Europe���; part an armistice of exhaustion, in
even of their late allies the Austrians, | part the fulfilment of the doctrine
who are filching territory from them, ..Woe to the Vanquished." The great-
by Europe's command; also with a
fierce contempt for them all and a
fierce determination to survive them
aUT "The ill-health of our new Europe needs no demonstration. She's
an ailing old lady," says one.   "She's
How Long?
The  reason  is, that Big Business
has  the   privilege  of  moulding  the
minds of the workers,  through the
instrumentality  of  the  schools,   the
press,  the  courts  and  many   other
ways.     We   are   taught   patriotism,
obedience   and  subservience  to   our
masters,  and  are literally  made  so
_      . _   . ... .   I many "cogs" in the wheels which per-
offered to humanity was presented to , , _,
I petuate   and   carry   on   the present
"dog eat dog" system, which makes
one man a millionaire, and another a
est opportunity ever offered to hu-.
inanity  was presenteH  to the  politicians,    and    the    opportunity    was
the politicians, snd the opportunity
was thrown away.    A greater Fear
a typhoid convalescent,    more hope- today brood8 oyer Enrope thM ,��� pre:
fully remarks another. ' She s deaf war day8 am, Fear_the rae,neit of
and dumb snd paralytic and subject the deadly sin^i. the slayer of ideal-
to fits     She has sore limb, and in-  iain ������.,,  the of      -���.������,��
flamed   psrts-in   fact    a   hopeless _The (London) N.UoIU
case,     says   s   cheerful   Hungarian. /	
"But what does it  matter whether
Europe   lives   if   Hungary   survives
her?"   (/.echo-Slovakia  holds  Press- j
burg, the coronation city of the Hungarian kings, snd calls it Bratislava.
"They  might  as  well  call  it  New
York," is the Magyar comment.
Mora Wars
"There is nothing soft or relenting
about the Magyars. They are quite
implacable, and they are s lighting
people. There is no goodwill. On
the contrary, there is definite illwill
on the part of Hungary towards her
neighbors." Above the passport window on the Danube quay st Bunda-
pest you read: "I believe in God. I
believe in God's eternal justice. I believe in the resurrection of Hungary."
The Versailles and similar "Treaties"
have "made a whole series of Alsace-
Lorraines in Europe. It means a century of wars to put it right." The
situation todsy, Indeed, seems desperate. The Karl Putsch wss resented, not as unrighteous but on premature. "There is still a love of work
in the country, and that,is comparatively a rare virtue in modern Europe.
The Hungarian workman outworks
snd therefore undersells, or can undersell, the English workman. Th*
nation whose working men are ready
to do moat work is the most fortunate in 1921."
Poland Stealing Trains
In Prague, and through the person
of Dr. Benet, th* Foreign Minister,
pauper, and which deprives many women and children nf The bare necessities of life in order that another few
women and children might live in extravagant luxury. How long then arc
we going to continue to perpetuate
such a system?   How long will it be
Rome. ��� Ten thousand Fascisti j before we cease making millionaires,
(members of the unofficial army)at the expense of the suffering and
formed to fight Labor) entered the' starvation of our own class?
capital recently to attend their annual
Congress. Four hours after the death
of a worker, who was hit by a bullet
tired from one of the Fascisti's special trains, a general strike was called. Tram and postal services stopped,
and most of the Government offices
were empty.
But the general strike won. The
first trainload of the invaders left
next day and the rest followed as fast
as the trains could pull them out) The
la Labor's interest
Not until we have a government
that will see to it that our schools
and our press function in the interests of the people mm a whole, and not
in the interests of s privileged few.
Not until the workers use their brains
on election day, and see that the elected law-makers of the country are not
corporation lawyers. Not until we
come ont of our present apathetic
G^v'ernren|asnra^Tn^-eV'toi?n? ""^ "?*' ?"d b(tild j-f *
man the trains, which carried away
the crestfallen gunmen.
The Dominion Labor Party, in Calgary have four candidates in the field
for aldermanic honors, and two candidates for the school board trustees.
It is considered highly probable that
the party will not run a candidate for
the commissioner's seat.
Thomas B. Riley, president of the
Trades snd Labor Council was unanimously chosen by the D.L.P. to ran
with Trustee R. B. Gale for tbe school
board. The aldermanic candidates
are Andy Davison, George D./ B>t-
chelor, R. H. Parkyn and John Stark.
Get the happy habit.of patronizing
our advertisers.
Labor press, for the education of our
class, nor until the more advanced
workers use the columns of and boost
the circulation of the Labor press, can
we hope to make much headway.
Shoulder ta Shoulder
What a beneficial change it would
be for as if shoulder to shoulder we
used that power which is ours on election day. What a help to our brothers and sisters in the factories, if we
used the power of insisting on the
Union Label. What a strength it
would be to our organisation if we
kept onr Union meeting night dates
clear, and gathered together to exchange opinions regarding our betterment. What a long stride it would
be toward tha education of oar class
if wa arranged to have a good Labor
paper saat each week to tha home of
attempt to do, free of charge, the
same thing that the Pennsylvania
lines paid out $800,000 in an attempt
to do, that is, to smash up trades
unionism and to establish the open
Big Business Attempts to Increase
Hours of Labor and Further
Burden Workers.
Workers of Germany are not to
tamely submit to the demand of Hugo
Stinnes and other captains of industry and kings of finance that the railroads and other government enter-
prizes be turned over to private control as the price of their assistance
in reconstructing the nation.
The German Federation of Labor
has come back with its ultimatum and
a programme for government which
is aimed at capital.
Attack Labor Measures
Among other things demanded by
capital, in addition to the surrender
of government property, is the abrogation of the eight-hour day for
workers. Stinnes and his crowd also
seek control of the levying and expending of taxes, which would mesn
that the workers would carry the entire burden of government.
The answer of labor to this programme is contained in a terse and
definite demsnd from the'united producers of the nation, constituting the
most important political element in
the nation.
Complete Socialization Demanded
The immediate socialization Of the
coal mines and the reorganization of
the railway service so ss to mske it
return profit are the first demands.
Other demsnds are:
The strictest possible seizure for
government benefit of foreign exchange resulting from export sales;
limitation of imports to the extreme
minimum; strengthening of export
control to turn value profit from export sales to the public instead of
into private pockets; accelerated collection of the federal emergency levy
which is a high property tax upon all
forms of vested wealth; the immediate collection of existing taxation,
including income tax; heavy taxation
of profits from speculative dealings,
exchanges and exports, and strict
government control of private-owned
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Labor Hall 319 Pender Street West
Raid Hotels and Stores for Food
and Clothing���Police
Looked On.
VIENNA���More than 40,000 workers gathered before the Parliament
building here, protested against the
high cost of food, clothing and shelter, and, receiving no direct reply
from the government, turned their
attention to the shops and the largest
hotels in the capital, appropriating
food and bedding, while the public
folded their arms and looked on.
It was the most startling and direct move of the poor people of this
city since Austria entered upon its
period of industrial, economic and
commercial decay, which began with
the signing of the peace of Versailles.
Hotels Raided
There was no violence; none were
injured; the crowds simply swept
through the hotels taking food and
clothes and bedding.
Shops in all the principal streets
entertained customers without purses
or check-books and unaccompanied by
footmen. After the crowds had passed through a street, it appeared that
a violent storm had passed that way,
and it was many moments before the
pale faces of profiteers appeared with
frightened eyes at the windows of
upper stories. Many of those who
live by rent, interest and profit fled
in carriages and automobiles from the
area being visited by those who live
by sweat.
Gayest of Capitals
On the surface Vienna has been the
gayest of capitals this year. Rich
foreigners, deeply interested in the
exploitstion of the country, have
staged wild and lavish entertainments
in the large hotels.    But thousands
i are jobless, starving, destitute. The
price of all commodities has soared;
the  value  of the  crown   has  fallen.
; Winter has added its whip to the lash
I of  starvation   on   the   backs   of  the
��� workers.
Police Were Passive
The passiveness of the police was
r.ot remarkable, since the police of
Vienna are on good terms with the
proletariat, mr.ny of them being Socialists. In previous demonstrations,
they have done everything to prevent
events taking a violent turn, and by
! their non-resistance today aided in
preventing casualties.
That the altered conditions of living do not warrant any reductions in
the wages of civic employees in Alberta was the unanimous conclusion
of a conference of representatives of
various federations of civic employees
of Alberta which waa held in Calgary,
Wednesday and Thursday of last
It was further claimed that the
statement made at Medicine Hat, that
a general reduction in wagei of all
railway and industrial workers was
being made, was not a fact, as no general reduction was being made in
wages except where manipulating the
machinery of production to exploit
the workers.
Why not become a constant reader
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can pay in easy payments of $6.00 monthly.
The Hoover carries with it the true Xmas spirit���it reduces
the work of the housekeeper fully one-half���it saves her energy
���her time and her carpets. Incidentally it puts her on the
same plane with her neighbors using the Hoover.
Tbe Hoover is lhe only suction sweeper that boats as it
sweeps as it cleans.
It is simple lo operate and thorough in its work.
See it demonstrated on the main floor, and you'll be convinced that it is the most practical gift possible for a
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Working Women's Federation
Asks Hughes To Aid Peace
WASHINGTON���Miss Kate Manieom, of London, sent here by the recent Geneva congress of the International Federation of Working Women,
has been received by Secretary of
State Hughes, in his capacity as chairman of the arms conference, in order
that she might deliver the message of
the federation, appealing for complete
She urged Hughes to communicate
this appeal from millions of working
women of all countries to the diplomats comprising the conference.
Death aad  Destruction
"The women gathered at Geneva
last month had all suffered from the
war," she said. "There waa no one*
of us from Europe who had not herself felt its losses, its terrors, its tragedies. We working women knew
what it.was to be locked in our munition plants with enemy airplanes
dropping destruction upon us and
about us.   We saw numbers of young
the creches���must listen to those
death-dealing engines all night long,
not knowing what trsgedy might
await them when the morning came.
Denied Motherhood
"We went through these things
during the war. Now we have hunger and unemployment, the cruel
aftermath of war. We know what it
is to live in a world which the war
has spoiled, because it denies to us
younger women all chance of home
and husband and children. The husband and children that might have
been lie buried in Flanders.
Remember the Women
"So it was with joy that we heard
at Geneva that the conference would
be held. We look to it as the great
hope of the future, believing that the
great intellect of man will prove more
powerful in the search for peace than
are all the forces that make for war.
We  realize  at  the   same  time  that
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girls���more than the world has heard i manifold difficulties will arise, and
=��� | of���killed at their work in factories, j discouragements beset you. It is at
> i their sisters stepping into their places j such dark hours that we ask you to
Ii no less bravely than did our brothers  remember the women of the world,
in   the  trenches.     Mothers   in  those  not only for their suffering, but for
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their will and determination to see an
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Boost Union
Label Trades
Progress Made Through Co-operation of Every Man and
One looking always for his rights
is very likely to overlook the rights
' of others. What he thinks a strong
sense of justice may be a strong sense
of injustice. Such a person is very
anxious that every other trade unionist should demand the union la
bel, shop card or working button of
his particular craft, but he is apt to
overlook  the   others.
For instance, if he is a butcher,
cigarmaker or garment worker, he
sees to it that his organization gets
your patronage. He lets the hatters, textile workers and carpenters
look out for themselves.
There is nothing of which the great
man is more afraid than smallness.
The trade unionist-who is worthy of
the name, whether he is plate printer, baker or papermaker, will not
demand recognition of his trsde-mark
and neglect that of his brother the
cooper, iron,stin and steel worker
or metal polisher.
Word. Without Works
Words without works amount to
nothing, so he will not if s tabocca,
boot and shoe or glove worker, talk
of scab gloves, shoes or tobacco,
while he employs non-union musicians, machinists, teamsters or chauffeurs. ���*���
What we should desire is that we
shall sll share alike. If every union
clerk, electrician and sheet metal
worker, while advocating his card or
label, would speak s word for the
Wall paper trades, wire weavers snd
laundry workers, he would soon learn
the true meaning of our movement.
Wrong cannot be righted, but it
need not be repeated. If the union
street car employee, stage employee
or barber, when he made the last
purchase, forgot the union broom
maker, leather worker or stove
mounter, let him remember them the
next time. The man looking sfter
the interests of the Allied Printing
Trades must not forgot the iron
moulder, the brewery, flour, cereal
snd soft drink worker, the hotel and
restaurant employee or the bill poster and biller.
Result   of   Co-operation.
Most of our troubles sre caused
by standing in onr own light. Wo
stand in our own light every time we
fail to co-operate with our brother
trades unionists by not patronising
the  onion  label,   card  and  button
whenever we spend money. We all
know the result of co-operation. We
know it to be the only method by
which we can hope to progress.
Every successful enterprise of any
nature has bej-n the result of a large
number of persons usually interested, working for the same purpose.
Let us resolve to unite and all
work for a purpose now, and let
that purpose be a greater demand
for the union label, card and button
than ever before.
Welsh Not Consulted
Dec. 7th, 1921.
The Editor:���
Dear Sir:���Considerable publicity
was accorded me during the recent
Federal campaign, which was given
without my consent.
Although advertised to speak at
two meetings I wish to state that I
was not consulted, and have not st
any time given any party permission
to use my name for political purposes.
The following is self explanatory:
"Mr. F. W. Welsh-
"Pres.,   Vancouver   Trades  Slid
"Labor Council,
"Vancouver, B.C,
"Dear Sir:���In reference to our
advertisement of the Liberal campaign committee meetings in which
your name appeared ss a speaker
at the Tabernacle and Royal
Theatre. I am sorry that your
name was used without your consent or knowledge.
"Trusting this will be satisfactory snd again assuring you of my
regrets.   I remain,
Yours sincerely,
"Chairman Publicity Committee."
Trusting you will give this the same
publicity ss the previous statements.
1 remain,
Yours truly,
Pres., Vancouver Trades snd Labor
We do not object to you becoming
a sub-hustler.
Robson Dairy
Pr-saot this ad. and we will
allow y���� S cents off any dozen e.f s ia the stora.
Only  oaa ��oupoa
Big   German   Union   Advocates
Political Action���In Third
Berlin.���The largest trade union in
the world���the German Metal Workers' Union, with 1,600,000 members
���has just closed its fifteenth annual
convention, attended by 779 delegates
at Jena. This large group re a.. ruie.l
its belief that in socializing industry
the workers would eventually attain
Of the 779 delegates, 405 were
Majority Socialists, 260 were Independent Socialists and 114 were Communists.
The Majority Socialists had, heretofore, an absolute majority. Nevertheless, the old executive, led by the
Independent Socialist, Dissmann, retained o....ce and was merely enlarged
by other members elected from the
ranks of the Majority Socialists. The
fact is characteristic. The unity and
e....ciency of the Metal Workers' Un-
oin is no longer seriously endangered
owing to the differences of political
Teads to Industrial Union.
The German Metal Workers' Union
is by tendency an industrial union,
although  it  does  not yet'unite  all
metal workers under its banner.
The restrictions of the trade unions
to wage movements was no longer demanded by any delegates. The conviction was general that the present
economic system had to be altered.
The executive committee was very
emphatic on this point.'
Political Consolidation.
"The solution of the world crisis,"
it states in a resolution, "is only possible by the establishment of a new;
economic system.    Only this system!
is a guarantee for external and in-J
terns! peace, for the restoration oft
the world's economic output, for the
restoration of international exchange,
and for the liberation and welfare of
oppressed snd exploited classes.   This
object can alone be attained by a
politically consolidated and well-organised  working class which simultaneously supports itself by securely
compact trade onions imbued with the
spirit of democracy, and which acts
in its close harmony with the workers
of all countries organised inside the
Amsterdam International Federation
of Trades Unions."
American Legion Head Charged
With Murder���Tar and
Feather Party.
The state commander of the American Legion in Kansas, Dr. F. A.
Nixon, is now on trial for the murder
of the son of Judge J. A. Banta, of
Kansas. The body of Judge Bantu's
son was found with 13 bullet holes in
it outside Great Bend, and two men
have already confessed that they
were accomplices of Nixon in the act.
The murder is alleged to be the result of a quarrel between Nixon and
Banta over $10,000 which was to have
been paid to the Legion to "get rid
of Parsons," who was a campaigner
for the Non-Partisan League last
Parsons who is now organiser of
the World War Veterans, in reciting
the attack made upon him and J. A.
Stevic, a reporter on the Kansas City
Leader, says:
200 Cars Used in Attack
Under the  blinding glare  of the
headlights of some 200 automobiles
which lit up the  Kansas, prairie,  a
little knot of men swayed to and fro.
In the centre of the dark mass, the
naked bodies of Parsons and Stevic
gleamed in the harsh light, as they j
were  struck  down,  picked   up,  and j
struck again by their captors about
them.    Fists,  clubs,  revolver butts,
anything, were used to batter their
unresisting bodies into insensibility.
Then from one of the automobiles
was brought a boiling pot of tar, and
bodies were lifted for the last time
to receive their coat of infamy. The
leader of the captors stopped and
kicked one of the bodies until those
closest by heard the bones crack.
Then the captors returned to their
automobiles and drove away, leaving
their victims, half dead, stretched out
on the frosty ground.
I HltL
Men's  Furiiishiiiirs I ���
(.nth her .sons & Co- |2
.   XalMZTSS I   V      ,
$  648 Granville   619 Hastings W.   \\
Cloth s fir MeDn!B' C BARBER SUPPlY M
'SUNDRIES,LTD.   sP,^,siI1
Men's and Boyd* Clothing
and Furnishings
04 Hastings St.
GOOD    ~     CO.
shoes %***�� Ltd
Me J. Cameron
6 Cordova
Street   West
Cornett Bros.-
& Clark    	
We    specialize    in
Men's    and     Boys'
iwUAKj Developing
Picture Framing
W. C.  Stearman
"The  People's   Hardware  Merchant"
���ole Agent (or the
1 Monarch Malkableh
"The   Star    Satisfactory J
Bros., Ltd.
Everything in
INDIANAPOLIS.���Receipts of tbe
International Typographical Union
for the month September 20 to October 20, totaled 11,047,526.61. Of this
vast amount $883,057.4? was for the
44-hour week assessment. $54,345.80
for the mortuary fund and $50,718.42
for the old-age assessment.
With mora than a million a month
pouring into the treasury of this
union employers believe they ean "get
away" with their contract-breaking
Canadians, the spellbinders of
privilege, since tbe peace, .an thundering and declaiming against your
aspirations for an even deal, as Utopian fallacies, impossible ideals and
impracticable theories. Well, we aay
to them, this country has been, aad
la at present, dominated and controlled by yon eminently practical
business men���look at it
R. P. Pettipiece, Labor candidste
for New Westminster made a remarkably good showing considering that
a large part of this constituency hss
never been contested before. Mc-
Quarrie, the government candidate,
received 54S6 votes, R. P, Pettipiece
received 3687, and Reid, the Liberal,
received 3396. When Pettipiece began to show so much strength the
Liberals were urged to throw their
support to the Conservative candidate.
I wish to give notice to all members of the Trades Union movement
of the Dominion of Canada, and especially the workers of this city, that
the undersigned, as representative of
tbe Sheet Metal Worken of this city,
wishes to draw to your attention that
the J. S. Crawford appearing on the
Liberal platform as a Labor representative in no relation of mine, and
is not known to me as a leader of any
real labor movement in this dty.
Business Agent of the Sheet Metal
Worken' Union.
m u i n company
Headquarters for All
Millar & Coe
\   Fashion-Graft
One Store
514 Cranville St.
Near Robson Street
Battery Co.-*-'
Phone Seymour 8338
II 1 l"H"H"Hrl I ��� .������.��� I I I ll"l< I-
:: J.,A. Flett, Ltd. i:
ii       HARDWARE*        i
>      Tools,   Cutlery  and   Sportinf     ��� ���
' \ _-___!.
���������������itHwuim: 11< h-m-.-
���***��� ���resit'late tbe
Jobs.    Tam
308 Hastings
Street West
SUITS        Im Men's
Made to     Clothing and
Measure      Furnishings
c",xr SHOES
Wilson's Twin Shoe Store
PLANT        m C~*>A c
"The Best Procurable"
Ammunition, Guns
Fishing Tackle
Pierre Paris
COLORADO���Martial law was declared by Governor Shoup in Las Animas and Huerfano Counties on November 15 upon the annonncement of
tbe coal miners that ��� strike would
be called in protest against the 30
per cent wage cot. Adjutant General
Ham-rock, in eharge of the district,
has forbidden the erection of a tent
colony for the strikinjr miners* fam-
NEW YORK���Suit for $180,000
damages has been entered by the International Paper Company against
the officials and striking members of
the International Brotherhood of Paper Makers and International Brotherhood of Pulp, Sulphite and Paper
Mill Workers for damages alleged to
have' been caused by the strikers at
Corinth last May.


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