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Issued Everv Fridav
Volume I.
���Devoted to the interests of the International Labor Movement
Vancouver, B. C, Friday, Sept. 30th, 1921
[Subs. npH ion: SI. 50 Per Yearl
L 5c. Par Copy J
Number 10
Gives Straight Talk to Big Meeting of British Railway
CARDIFF���A meeting of 3.000
railway-en gave J. H. Thomas a
vociferous welcome.
Thomas urjred his hearers not to
tarn blue and cold from   the   little
things that cropped up from time to  tducated all tbe time and they are
time aad not to be too ready when   learning to face the facta and cope
Cu-die Chaplin, the movie comedian, reads hooks on sociology and
rconoBurs when not capering- before
the camera. Before sailing from New
York for a two months' vacation in
his old home town in England, he
made this statement to a Xew York
Times reporter:
"1 believe in the American labor
movement. Tbe workers can no
longer be fooled by grand epigram*.
Tbe working class is becoming better
City Workers Don't Realise Gravity of Situation���Alarming Birth
Rate Among Japanese���Aim to Own "Foreigners" Land���
U.S. Returned Soldiers Threaten to Drive Them Out-
Hake It a Political Issue.
with them intelligently. Tbe worker
has become a reading and a thinking
man. and capital most realize that
this thinking can only be aaet with
thought, asd not threats nor petty
words. There most be an adjustment in this country before there can
be any degree of contentment, and
capital must realize that a little more
of the profit of industry must go to
Ihe workers. Before conditions can
be stabilized in this country capital
must make up its mind to play  the
LONDON.  ���  The unemployment
has become so acute that
it    now    overshadows    every
problem,  in  the  opinion
anything went wrong to put tbe blame
on other people.
He would never have been denounced as a traitor, and his resignation would not have been demanded,
bad they���the rank and file���taken
the interest in the organization they
f-ould have done.
Although,    after   50    years,    the
NCR. had succeeded, he would  be
frank _r..l say that "sectionalism was
as rampant today as it was 50 years
' ago. Railway workers were not solid.**
Different grades thought they were  game on tbe leveL"*
superior to' others, and so on.   There 	
were still drivers and firemen who believed in their isolation, who thought
they were better than tbe platelayer
cr laborer .
Two Lisas of Tho-cht
There were, Thomas went on. two
lines of thought. One was that of
the Communists, who used every industrial dispute as a means of propaganda, and thought that their objects -_,_���-*_- ��� w a. _*_%__
could be obtained by a bloody up- ! Al RFkTA I A Kill.
h^val of the whole of the workers.   ,*���**W   IjIUWA
Tbe other was a sane method. They
could succeed by sticking to trade
union principles and by exhibiting a
true spirit of comradeship. Machinery existed whereby their opinion, by
���earn of the ballot boxes.' could be
made effective. Therein bay their
It was foolish to talk of revolution
in this country. They must remember that one-third of the entire population of the country was fed by
food grown ia other, countries. If
there was aa upheaval ia the counter. *
At a meeting held by the Asiatic
Exclusion League in the G.W.V.A.
Auditorium last Friday, and presided
over by W. J. Bartlett, J. S. Cowper
gave some very interesting information on the Asiatic menace in British
Columbia. This menace, he said, was
far greater than we in the city imagined. The Asiatic had outgrown thc
laundry and barber shop business and
were now securing a grip on the national industries. They have completely  ousted  the  white  fishermen
alarming rate. He quoted figures to
show that in 1910 there were 20 Jap-
i aneae born in the province, or 1 to
j every 252 of white; in 1911 30 were
born; in 1912 40 were born, in 1913
80, and in 1921 the estimate is 900.
The estimate for white births is
11.000; this shows a percentage of
1 Japanese bom in the province to
every 13 white, which in itself is a
point that must be driven home.
Another  point that must  not  be
overlooked, said Mr. Cowper, is the
from the Fraser and from the nor-, fact that Japanese are locating here
then, coasts. They are acquiring the
fruit  lands  in   the    Okanagon    and
' whole colonies of little brown men
are to be found scattered in every direction. The Chinese are in full control around Kamloops and the famous
| Ashcroft potatoes are now grown al
most exclusively by them.    There is
for more than economic purposes.
In his travels over the province Mr.
Cowper had discovered-that the Japanese colonies were located at every
strategic point that might be of advantage from a military standpoint.
Lighthouses, wireless ��� stations, high
lands; and taken into consideration
not a single hotel    in   the   Caribou I with the fact that    every   Japanese
' country but is either owned or leased : must have military or naval training
other j by Asiatics, and the same can be said ! before he is allowed by his govern-
In what he described as a "discussion of the moral psychology of the
present revolt against the spirit of
authority," James M. Beck, Solicitor-
General of the United States, painted
a gloomy picture of the situation that
exists in that country and through-
workers so uninformed regarding
out the world. The members of the
American Bar Association, who listened to this jeremiad, must have
been impressed with the thought that
the world is literally going headlong
to the demnition bow-wows.
Here are some of the high lights j
of the Beck speech:
Criminal cases pending in the Fed-
eral courts have increased from 9,503 j
in 1912 to 70,000 in 1921.
Burglar- ,s   reported   by  casualty I
companies   have   grown   in  amount
from 1886,000 in 1914 to $10,000,000
in 1920.
Murder is increasing. In New York
in  two  years there were  457,  with ,
C.  Government Introduces
Pernicious Bill to Detriment
of the Workers.
has sidetracked
f?"1^ I��' *l��nost every other line of busi-1 ment to emigrate, and also the fact
| ness.    The white man does not care | they r.-re taught that everything they
| for his company, that is    why
Irish  situation,
rioas enough to monopolize   ____.��� or 8ells out
attention of any government. j ^ A^y^ for neighbors.
Tbe  Logging   Industry
Speaking of the tremendous inroads that the Japanese have made into the logging industry, Mr. Cowper
pointed out how the provincial laws
he | do must be in the interest of the nation, there' appears to be some method to their schemes.
Japanese  Dictatorship
He  instanced   information  received from Miss Hewitt, an American,
who taught school girls in Japan. She
had stated that part of the training
144 convictions. In Chicago in one
year there were 336 murders and 44
The annual profits from violation
of the prohibition law are estimated
at $300,000,000. This does not take
into account the graft paid to revenue
In the recent deflation there was
widespread "welching" among business men who had theretofore been
classed as reputable.
  ! had been flouted by the Japanese who , and teaching was to the effect when
: had obtained an injunction prevent- j they emigrated that every girl on be-
Uoor ���JUilm Has Arranged for j ������- the provincial government from  coming a wife must have as many
University Lecture aad ��� enforcing the law in- respect to tim- children as possible, so that the for-
Study Courses. ber licenses.   To think that the Jap-! eigners' land might become the pro
perty of the Japanese.    All Japan-
aneae had invaded the courts to en- j perty of the Japanese.
Henderson Says Labor Party May
Have 500 Candidates in
the Field.
join the B. C. Government was indeed ! ese were taught that the Mikado was
During the coining   winter    Cal
gm*^'  Edw^^ton'  l*M*i*r*.  M***-H galling, but that is only the begin! the son of heaven, and that all na-
rine Hat. Blair���tore and Drumheller
Labor men will have an educational
opportunity that is possibly unique
in tbe Dominion of Canada. Through
this food, and starvation  would  re-
the efforts of Hon. Alex.
Department of
oflhe Cni-
Tremendoua   Birth   Rate
The province, he said, is being flood-
7T" ; ed with low priced labor from China
- -   and Japan, and the picture brides of
versify of Alberta, undertake a program which will provide an intensive
course of study in such subjects as
Economics and History, interspersed
with popular lectures, in the cities
ADDACCC DCirTlfall ��f   Caig"*   *nd    E*-��-toB   where
Ui rUul-O luVAvllUil <U3��*s of *���** ^ ����� *���**�������. **��>
the other towns mentioned, popu-
the Japanese are breeding    at    an
tions had to be subjected to the rule
of the Japanese.
Councillor Tiadall
.Councillor Tindall, of Seattle, gave
a eery, interesting address on how
Continued on p.i'<r I wo
liar lectures on similar subjects will       LOGAN.    W.    Va.���Officials   and
Chancellor Bays Government Will; b t.
Side With Labor Against
The let hues given in Calgary last
|>ear were so interesting and well at-
I.��� given under the direction of the
Department of Extension.
the   miners   for   their   protest
The British Columbia government
has introduced a bill entitled the
"Electricians License Act" which it
proposes to put through at the next
This bill proposes to compel all
electrical workers to obtain a license,
renewable every year. These licenses'
will be issued after the applicant has
been examined as to his knowledge
of construction and installation, by
a board of examiners to be appointed
by the government.
Electrical workers claim that the
bill is detrimental to the workers inasmuch aa the Board can cancel a
license for any reason it cares to introduce. All journeymen will be held
responsible for the work performed,
whereas the contractor ran instruct
his employee to use poor material,
etc., and will not be penalized. Naturally employees not obeying the orders of the contractors will stand to
likely lose their jobs.
Matins; a Monopoly
The appointment of a Board will
enable the big contractors to control
the Board and keep new contractors
from obtaining certificates for getting into the business and it can use
the club during strikes or refuse licenses to undesirable employees.
Fines of from  $50 to $300 with
six  months'  imprisonment with second offense will be made against offenders of the act or men not carry-
| ing licenses, and although the bill is
I being sponsored by the government,
J the contractors are not making any
i protest against it, thus giving one the
] impression that they arc behind it.
As it stands the bill is of absolutely
no benefit to the workers, nor to the
practical side of electrical work, and
it places the journeymen at a disadvantage by keeping him out of the
contracting field and making him re-
by the Chancellor, the
Bavarian Minister made veiled threats
against the Central Government in
the event of the latter removing martial law in Bavaria. He even went!
Mine against thug rule in the coal fields,
which culminated in the recent industrial war in Logan County.
C. F. Keeney, president of District
17 of the United Mine Workers;
Fred Mooney, secretary, and W. H.
Blizzard, 'financial agent, are among
those accused.
Those  indictments   which   charge
,   murder are based on the killing of
Co��.-��-,l5 of Calgary and Edmonton.  Wednesday, mark the beginning of J Deputy Sheriff John Gore," of Logan
which bodies win provide tbe accom.  the coal barons policy of vengeance  County during the recent fighting.
modation  and  organize tbe  rlawn ���:��� 	
Ia Lethbridge, Medicine Hat. Drum-
���".00   members   of  the   United
Workers of America were indicted by ;
_ the   County   Grand   Jury   here   on
dciiim   ���a_ ' __                           _ j tended  that with  Mr.  Ross* advice charges of murder, insurrection and
BERLIN���The ensas arising out of L, , .,-__ , _, _.
the Moaarchist cor-pirac, is develop- ^^"^^^^IT* **"*** *���*
ing into a contest between the Cen-  T^?^ j_____> ______ Up~      Tfc-e ��*-oles*le indictments, pre-
tral   German   Government   and   the'!"   *. *"* J^T?_^____*_* dkled bv *���*�� minm ���nd m*de in*
Government cf Bavaria. j tl^ elaaen to l��e foi_eed under the evjuble   by   Circuit   Judge   Robert
At a meeting of Reichstag leaden, f^****"!* *f _?** T���**    _Kl   L*bor &***'* instructions to the grand jury
heller and Blairmore lectures similar MEXICO  BARS  CHINK  COOLIES
I to those given in Calgary last year '	
. ...??        ��f **��� *���* S wffl be given this winter, and if they      According to information convey-
by declaring martial law to be
aary hecaa
BfCff** \
prove successful and the interest and
ed to American Federation of Labor
Aa energetic and most significant
reply was nude by the Chancellor.
"He regretted the acute tension between Labor and reaction ia Germany, bat if the conflict came he. as
the head of the Central Government,
must act on the side of Labor.-*
He warned the Bavarian Minister
disorders are expected j_tteBdmBCe k ^ arrange-neats for neadvu-rten in Washington the Mex
during the winter^on account of ns- ; mm j^^^ man^mMm doubt be  *-��*��� ewwnuaerf has forbidden the
������***��� I ___> _��� tfeie cfetHcts another year, im���*"-ion ��f Chinese. This action
History. Economics and Scientific W*-B n*ake impossible the further
subjects will be dealt with by the am^SMVnS of Chinese across the bor-
lecturers this winter. ��� der into the United States.   The prac-
Mr. Ross has been ai4_s.s-��� oa the ]tict nas ty*en to -*,n'- Chinese in
subject of wider ase of the Unrver-! 1mwkt California and then, by smug-
sity in the interest of the workers j*11"*" Process* bring them into the
for some yean aad the ��� - - State of California,
of bis efforts ia the
Counsel for A. S. Wells, editor of
the B. C. Federationist, charged with
publishing and selling a pamphlet
urging, it is alleged, governmental
change by force, asked for a remand
for one week, when the case was
taken into court Monday. The remand was granted.
Arthur Henderson, M.P., who qpoke
for the Labor Party at the Cardiff
convention, had a great reception.'
He said the keynote^of that Congress had been unity and greater solidarity, and its agenda and report
bore evidence of their intention to readjust their machinery tonteefrfwtore{��l**'mw^.*f�� *9*~ P**ojie*rly
attacks upon wages.
In condemning the nature of the
war settlement, Henderson said that
they saw from it how statesmen
could set up\an anti-social peace entirely lackingTh idealism, and which
inevitably produced hardship and suffering on millions of innocent people
in the victorious and vanquished
countries. That being so, it showed
the potentialities of the Parliamentary machine, which Labor should
try to grasp .
Stunt Election
At the last stunt General Election
���(cheers)���one of the greatest political tricks, ever perpetuated upon
democracy���(cheers) ��� which ought
never to have been held snd for
which the country had been paying
the. penalty ever since, Labor ran 361
ted or installed work.
Electrical worken of the province
are holding an open meeting in the
O'Brien Hall, on Tuesday, October
4, to discuss the subject.
Error of opinion may be tolerated
where reason is left free to combat
it���Thomas Jefferson. ��
..      -five organized Labor in this province
that if his Government remained ns-      ..-. ___, __. ��� *__
'���'���aneefa-ble sattsfaction.       One of
Berlin   Government
of its Constitutional
Vancouver Allied Printing
are still standing solid for
their demands for a 44-hour week-
Pickets are stfll active aad strikebreakers are turning oat very poor
woe*. Every now aad again one of
the employers loses aa employee
the activity of the pickets,
they are also losing some jobs,
week a firm lost aa $800 Job
it could not supply the labeL
��� ��� ���
The Boot aad Shoe Worken are
still solid for a closed shop. The firm
nas opened up negotiations with the
Union just as we go to press, which
iwsiatsbis that they are getting tired
at the straggle for aa
Alberta Labor's chief aims has been
the providing of wider educational opportunities in the province.
Both Trades Councils have heartily
the plan aad their
inder way the
c- ���inection with the formation of the
classes. Announeemeat of their plans
HiB be forthcoming ia time to have
classes start ia the early part at November.
adelphia and
puny says tike
yean will be
of the Phfl-
Ra-hray Coss-
in 25
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Meetings Next Week
Far Urn* sad place of meetin
g sss Trades Union Directory
Boilermakers' Union
Building Trades Council
City Hall Employees
Electrical Workers
Marine Firemen
Pattern Makers    ,
Bailway Employees
Garment Worken
Street Bailwaymen
Locomotive Firemen
Civic Employees
Tirades and Labor Conncil
Boot aad Shoe Workers
Bailway Carmen
Carpenters, Amal.
Cigar Makers
Photo Engravers
stone Callus
Corporations Are Patenting Sending Devises to Control All
Wave Lengths.
(By The Federated Press)
WASHINGTON���Next comes the
private monopoly of the air.
Wireless monopolists are the first
to claim a special privilege in tbe
candidates, and it would not be the ' air. The big wireless corporations,
fault of the Executive if 500 candi-! according to reports made to the gov-
dates were not nominated for thr- ernments represented in the Interna-
next General Election���(cheers). jtional Communications Conference in
The Premier had told the Welsh < Paris, have pooled their patents.
Liberal Council that the days of the j There are only 140 possible wave-
old political system had passed away, lengths for the sending of wireless
and that the Coalition would, in fu-1 messages. These monopolists are pa-
ture, have to oppose Labor with the'tenting sending devices which will
Socialist element added. That was rapidly take up all of these 140 dif-
what they had been striving for. ferent wave-lengths, and then they
(Applause). Lloyd George had ma'.* | will be able to prevent the sending of
an appeal to the moneyed interests i any wireless messages by rival con-
to unite in class war to check or ren- ' cerns, since they can interrupt aad
der impossible the further progress blur the message by "breaking in"
of the Labor Party. They accepted; when the rival's message is ia pro-
the challenge.  (Cheers).
Capture Parliament
The working classes should see that
they did not again return railway directors or profiteers to fight Labor
cess of being dispatched.
The International Communications
Conference has debated the situation.
One suggestion is that the 140 wavelengths be allocated among the dif-
the Hou_M_ of Commons. "(Cheen). I'er��* notions, so that each govera-
Let them capture the Parliamentary
machine. That was better than wading through riven of blood, and by
capturing it they would soon uoer
much of the ground lost.
More than 2,000 teamsters employed by the United States Trucking Corporation, New York, checked
ment could create its owa radio monopoly or permit private competition
or monopoly. To tne idea of any
distribution the big radio corporations
are bitterly opposed.
The provincial government bank in
Manitoba is proving a great aaacaaf
Its deposits are now over three mU-
a wage cut that would have spread lion  dollars; it has established
throughout the city.   The corporation branches   throughout  the   province,
demanded that wages be reduced $4 and is being forced by pn���iu  of
a week.    After a few hours' strike
the old scale was agreed to by tbe
employers.      v
He that will not reason is a bigot;
be that cannot reason is a fool; aad
he that dares not reason is s slave.���
Sir William Dnimmond.
business to enlarge its head office
at Winnipeg.   This is the feeble beginning of the end of the .
banking system.���"Western Fa
One hour spent ia the i ihiiU��� at
social Justice is worth 70 hours of
prayer.   John
���   '
0 ���   s*
���     -  ���
������   ���'
inij D.V. liADUA IlLITjJ      France seems to be about to satis-
' -jfy her long cherished desire to at-
Official Organ of the Taaooover Trades ' lark Russia.    Poland has given Rus-
aad Labor Coaoe J aa
Control   furtramr''   F
R.  Eh-ngoi I   ���'���
VV    Arkfe.
I    Its-     -
sia an ultimatum which expires Octo-
br 1. in which she demands the payment of indemnities and the repatriation of prisoners now allegedly held
in   Russia.     As   a   matter   of   fact.
(��� oniuK-trd   by   Sydney   Warren >
A Few Smiles
There is no class of men so dif:
Published every Friday at Labor HalL  po3i-,d  not on|y yMi many  Rus_ian cult to be managed in a state as thos.
313 P-_d-x atreet West                 prisoners,   but   refuses  to   repatriate whose    intentions    are    honest,   but
vsncoaver, B-C.                                                             .                        ,    __ _
T.-'-.     -     >- nr.ur 7t��~ "*���*��          them, and is tortunng them to death, whose
We  know an  up-to-date  boarding I
house where they    have    scrambled
tggs for breakfast.       The landlady .
puts one egg on the table   and    the
boarders scramble to see who gets it.
Vancouver Unions
,ml  '
S'-hs ript-on   Bite*
SI �� per year b* -a__l u. Canada
$_L.V> per ye-ir oataile Ciaad-
Advertising Kates upoa ap-iU-ritlon
II. W. WATTS       Editor -si Mini*:'
FRIDAY. SEiTEMBER   ..*-���.*:
Unemployment has become s��*
in Great Britain that the ~>**-niu^nt
has   at   last   decide-!   to  do  t-He   biz
, thin?, and accept the L_l-or Party's
suggestions fur im-.ediate nrlief-
This will be acompiishied by a fcasre
credit scheme, whereby it wii! ol-".a .-.
money from tbe banks ard fittamcerrs
for the opeai".sr up of the closed far-
tones ar.d er.trrpri**-. of tk-e O-Ctry.
l-ibor   has   p.��rnted   oat   tfeat   ��he
- _;���;���'. d Of the 130.000 war prisoners held by
jP��larj|. skl.000 have died within the
past two years, and in spite of the
contii.'jrtf protestations on the part
���jf tbae Siviet government, the Polish
military -.u.hoiities have nut let up
������r. the tortures. Every oonceiv.i' !c
ijhsult has been riven Russia by the
Poiiah authorities in an effort to
bring about a clash and it .s :i'ip_rcn.-
ly bearing fruit. Whiie there is some
talk of participation by the British
p��vernment. we doubt v. rv- rr.u_h if
tie workers of Britain will tolerate
an ���iaU-rferance on behalf of France.
NVaspaoer reports say that Kus-
?.�� u massing troops along the bor-
cer. I ut never a word has boon said
lo the effect that Polar.d >aj been
making military preparations on an
al-n*��**t unprecedented scale for an
attack on Russia, nor has mention
been   made  of the  fact  that  France
Napoleor. II >:i_p_.rts.
"I don't hear you'  praising    your
Sector i .-jr.
U -r
Mil,-   DRIVERS      AMD      DAIRY       ����-
I-LOTXES,   Local   No.   4��4���'President,
_BD    _.|A>        J    Smith;   Secretary.   B.   Showier,   lit
[     P     W      Welsh r*B_er   S-^-���,',    W**1-     M��*'s     ��l      s'��
ftfflM   Ml       I'eoder Street West  ot   8 n.m. on sec-
���ti.l  and   fourth   Prldaya   in  month.
_!��  Pendrr  Street   We��.
Pboa. sVym-.r 71.5    "Meets   in'Labor   PAlaTSBS.   DaOOBATOmS  a   PAPIR-
��l_:t  at   ��   ;��� ii.   .m   .ho first  ai..l  thirJ        HAStQEBS,    Local    No.    IS*.���   President
J. King:  fin   �����,-..  K. A. Laser: Itec   Sec.,
wife so highly any more.   Before you   buildi.vc thaoes cooscii,-Chairman.      ^ ?;"'"'^,\** '���"���--���-'-' *���"���*���-"     i-������*--,
There are some' r*;en *-ho would"
/.������-.'-tie the Labor Movement and
brand it with a ikt of hard and fast
idea* ard tact'.-J. And what m��'.i-i
iKem the mor���- ..' -: rerous is that .!.��� ;.
are as sincere in tLeir intei.tions as
they are mistaken. Thi��se in the
l.a^or Movement to��iay must realize
i ow. more thai ever before, that the
tnovement caT.ot be bound to a-y
f:-.d set -Tf tactics and handicappeI
v. :.h meaningless principles. Cat-~
vmls and ki-."-sounding shibbolelin
.'.I not and have not made lhe Labo-
M-ivcment of the past and. in 'he
I'-'lt of this experience, they carrot be expected to d.> s>�� in the future. The Labor Movement must be
kept   bit.   enough  to  hold   the  many
financiers   are   *er��!irr-   the..-   K-r.ey   }��� been -^u-^p munitlons into Ru-   ��-''f*--��*-��   "^��   �����*-*   naturally   ar.se
nut of the courtry to build uj> f>r-
eiirn enterprise*, while alt ktrds of
British enterprises he d->r���uant. Two
such instance? .ire p��>:r.te*J oat ly Jte-'
Glasgow Forward, one to t>-e e^ec".
that some London finacfiai ly>__tes
loaned f2.-"��00.0ft0 to tKe g-/verr.i��eat
of Iceland at 7 per cent inter*-.-- and
mania by the trainload for an attack
-j pon Russia.
Another yawp has been sent forth
l.y the Vancouver Or.e Big Union
against the a'!e���ed -.itinns of the I:.-
ternatKinal   I'nion  dele-rates  to     the
of another case where a New Zeala-H*   &.<���_<���_,],. Council.    Although it is
electric power inreS-atent of S't.TiO
000 was subscribed five times over in
Of course the rovernnter.t trc*-s Ut
cover up its past sins by ir^frrn-i
that the industrial stagnatsoa was
caused by the demand of o-j��__*i��*d
labor   f��>r   increased   wasre-5.     As   a
matter of fact the employers of every  foT t--,e tommiasion which  is yet
industry have done notfei-ce,el*e dur-   ^.appointed,
ing the past year, but attempt ts�� re
-well know-n favt that there are not
-Gore than 200 men and A-o.nen car-
ryin-r O. B. U. paid up cards in ihe
cily of Vancouver, the mish-a 1 i ntr
4-ateirents made by them in their cir-
��ular must r.ot ro unheeded.
anions: thinking people and, what is
more, it must be willing and ready >o
atlopt them when conditions demand.
.*'���< nan can piesvrihe a proirramme
f'.r the I_bor Movement for ien
years, five years, or even for a year
in advance. _*reser.t-day cond't'i-ns
_re kaleid-jscopic in their chan-.-is
Libor r.i'jst meet them as. they conn,
not njumr.iified with out-worn meth-
��� 'i3 and ideas, but erect, alert ar..!
: -.-.reisive.
were married you used to say that
_he was the best formed woman you
ever met."
"Yes. but I found that I had been
bulging a delusion."
The teacher of a New Hampshire
school was one day examining a feu
of her select pupils in grammar,
"���stand up. Johnnie, and make me
a sentence containii>jr tbe word "seldom.' " she said, pointing to a smali
Johnnie paused as if in thought-
then, with a flush of triumph on bis
face, replied: "Last week father had
five horses, but yesterday he seldom'"
Old lady <to mendicant!: But my
pood man. your story has such a hol-
Icw ring.
"Yes. missis, that's the natural result of spakir.g with an empty stam-
O.  C.  Tfto-.   8*cr.fcary,    Roy    Uisucir,
Office   _!C   Labor  Hall.   Meeta   first   and
���street,  nt   ��   !��.tn.     on
i>twl -ml fourth *l li.irsiiays in month.
|. m.
BREsTUT.    r-.l'R.     CtREM.
I" IV I'/!.-.:. Secr-tary. \V. 11. Mo-
I>-jii. :-.**. P.r-a.lw ij Wr-rt M-et>
a4 ".!> l'-::Jer r:Ir^e, ��Vfi at g p.m.
-very, :Hir I    Tue^-.lay   In   in.in.h.
sanna-Rs- RSTTET-jraTioaax. tr-ioir.
I.-m-I Xo 110���IT'sskli-ul. I* K Ut-
r-*t Secretary. A. It J.-nn:e. *.ii
��� aml'r s:tr>,.t Me��-ts 1: ����n 31*:. J1S
IV:. i r Sl.re.et Wee-., a. 7 1 j |��.m. on
unsni'l   an.l fo;irth Tiv-lau in nni::l'i
ar.ACKsvrrars. dsop posoebs    a
���Ej-JrXaS. I��cal Xo 1'���! -i'resi.l-rit.
W J lt;-Ue"t. S-.-re.irv. T. Mcllunh.
"<<�� S;\th Averue \Ve��I M,-��IH at
* -*'��� Ve'-.lt-r S:r-ei YVeM at S p.m. on
tVr.l T-.rvlay <-f en-h ni"n:h
K-BS a aT_rj-PX-SS. I^.<-:i! No. 1>I���
l*re.4..!-i a. It Li nri Serre.ary. A
'--.. .--r ' i;. ..-ri -j'. ".!> i'.-!i.Jer Slree.
W>s: M^"I-s at Jl> Pen.ler Str.-,!
VVr#l    al   s   p.m.   uz\   fi's-.   a:iJ
\f..,l,vs     ,.f   -s.-lj   ulOIJ.h.
I..S.--I* N'-c *."�� ��� Pre��i<len.. TI ���><
_���-.���!>-. .-".----larv. T-.iri i"..r>. ii *.
v.i������ ����-ive M--:s ai -*,. p,..,,|(.r
���st--*-* Ue-t at S pro.  ..n f rst Tuesday
"Our Prince" is iea\ing for India
In the first place the projrram  of   in October to "cement the bonds of
t"-.e Economic Council is only a plan   the Fmpiah etc."    News reports say
to   the  "Renown." which  will carry his
party, is amply stocked with "stores"
le the second place, all the labor   necessary   for   receptions,   banqucts
duee   wages.     Many   factories  were !t preservatives and the soldier orjrin-   and  other events  necessary  for the
closed when labor declined to accept nation representatives are opposed to   welding process.    195.000 cigarette*,
a reduction and in a great many ia- i^ s^ an _,oar wa}_ ciause _n<- this   2,000 dozen bottles of wine and 9.000
stances trade and orders were lost, ras bsren made public.                                cigars are among the items listed for
Coal   and  shipbuilding  have  been |��� _he third place    tlie    proposed   the use of the officers aboard.    The
two of  England's greatest a���fets in .(___. __ on3y a minimum for laborers.   Prince   has  shown   exemplary   econ-
keeping up industrial acthrrttes. yet ilMj de** net include mechanics.           omy by taking only 5.000 cigars for
German miners are compelled, by the |n the fourth place    the    council  his personal use.    For those who will
Allies, to work one day a week to fur- __^_ the fipure knowing that to sug-  lock after the comforts and safety
nish them with an indemnity of two XTfi a larger fijrure would only tend   of this precious carso and who will
million   tons  of coal  monthly,  with to invite unemployed "from all parts   man the vessel, scrub decks and stoke
the result that France, Belgium and ���f the country.                                         j fires through the sweltering tropics,
Italy are getting German coal instead |��� the Fifth place the whole of the  5.860 gallons of rum and 4.000 gal-
of British.    The aaaae thing applies communication is being circulated for | Ions  of  lime juice  have graciously
to shipping, when, as a remit of the the purpose of trying to keep their  been  provided.     Perhaps when you
handing over of German ships to the organization alive   by    building   up  read this youll swear.   Don't!   Cool
Allies, there is a ghat in the shipping straw men to knock down.                    j off and THINK!   And the next time
market, no orders for new boats, and   ' you see a bee take off your hat!
unemployment in every shipbuildiag      Canadian farmers are going to do ! 	
centre. some threshing on the political field
What might hare been accomplish- this tripL    Many a p..'itician vt'M bt-
For $5 Simon A. Rush, an enterprising New  Yorker,  guaranteed  to
find a pedigree for anyone who had
the price.    Some one didn't get one
ed had Britain opened up trade r-tv separated from his meal ticket.
lat ions with  Ruftsia. two years ajro. 	
one can only imagine, suffice  it lo      Communists are alleged to hfe.sug-
say that two countries at least would Resting attacks on  every town  hall ,
not  be  crowded   with  starring mil - m   the   London   suburbs.     Just   like  ,on*- *"-0***** ���"�� ���������- ���"<�� the U. S. au-
lions. thefFlrind to be knocking their heads  -���*<��*--�� closed operations.    What a
In  spite  of all   this we  are  told against brick walls. ; PirJ* Simon didn't ODen  nP in VlM:-
that tabor is not "fit to govern." One   conver where oar   ���ociety   ���*'>>��*����*��
thing is certain, however, and that is       Canada's coal production has drop- I test,f3r d*,,*/- that we "*" * *ood,Jr
that so long ss the monied interests ped 14 per cent during the first six j ""��-*''' *>' *��P�����ig   social    leaders,
can get  their three squares a day. months  of  this  year,   as   compared   who *re tr*rinK to **** doWB the {mct
they   don't   bother   about   anybody with last.    This was caused by the  thmt the**' ever ���Poke to t��eir nei**-
else.   This being the case it seesss to closing down of mines and the laying  bor�� or *,,owed *"������� children to eat
us that labor, whether "fit to gwr- off of miners in order to keep up the { bre*d anu jam ia the front yard.
era** or not, must look after its own prices.  ;	
interests,  and  it  can  only do  that  ��� The Stillman  divorce case proves
by getting control of the now*is ef       Modern nations must keep them- j Vfctorien   Sardou's  contention,  that
government. serves ready to make poison gases at  a man may be at one time the very
Asiatics Crowding Out
White K.kc In PrinitKv
_Vl:t:mi��-��l fr.Mil p.��kjc .me
tiity were fighting the menace in the
L'nited States. They had been able
to keep out the Hindoos. Chinese immigration had been stopped and were
dwindling away, but the Japanese
were able to bulldoze the American
government into allowing them in.
There was a "gentlemen's agreement" with Japan, who is allowed to
have the right to say who and how
many shall be allowed to land. Those
landing are supposed to be students
and tradesmen, but the students are
taking the place of white men as laborers within a few weeks. The Japanese were allowed to send for their
children, sons, adopted sons, etc. The
sons-sent for their fathers and adopted fathers, and by various ways
brought in all kinds of friends. Then
another scheme was the picture bride.
By some hokus poeus method, pictures of Japanese girls were obtained and the girls were allowed to enter the country to be married. Such
a horde of picture brides arrived in
the country that it had to be stopped,
but the result can be seen in birth
figures supplied by the city of Seattle
for the day previous to the lecture,
which showed that out of 24 births
in the city 7 were Japanese.
Re-fuaed   Licenses
He said that one-third of the grocery stores in Seattle were run by
Japs and about one-third of the dyers
and   rleanersc      Thev   wer��   in   ��-ve���.- '     Secretary. J. W. vanHonk. ��41 Seymour
n   every ,     gtwt     Mrrt, at t4t   seymoor Street
ri.s-.tent. F. I..K'ti.-> Secretary, Oor-
.lm T-Mimnls. .T.S I-M:)! Avenue West,
M-etn at World It.iii.line, Vancouver,
hi   s    . m.  on Saturday of   each  week.
I im-.i1 Xo. SU PrenMen*. <*'iarle!�� K--iIl.
SsH-ret*ry, Alfred Hurry. S��l Thlrty-
r,.iir!h Avenue Kas., Meeta at SI*
P-i.i.r Street West, at �� p m. on first
W*��s*n*��*Miay  in-month.
PATRSS MA-KRS���Pr.��id��_t. ST
M.-.s S.-r.'.ary. J I. Irvine. HuM-
nr-s \_elil. K. A. i~.hld.ir,I. 8S(
lliihanls Sire.-r Meets at " I *> Pender
Str-et \V.-si ,,��� fir.��t and third Sun-
lay   in   niont'i   ;-r   *   p.m
l..h-al N... ITU -I'rr.ld-nl. iter. Slirah- >��� ������:
Srrrelary J iroolhrr. I1iim'ii>-�� Ac��nt.
V VT \V,l.h nfi re mil I.al-or Hall.
Mr. t�� al .llii 1VH.I.T Sirm West a. ��
pm    ���ti   ,..���,it   _. ,|   i,,���ris   Kri.lsn
third   POIilCEltEWS    TEDBRATIOW.      Local
X.i 1. -i'r. Mill nt. l:o\ A. Pei-ryt'See-
rrlary. A!.-\;ind.T M::rray. MM Tenth
Avenue Went. Meets at 410 Pender
s:;,..! West, at 7;I0 p.m on fourth
Tuesday  of  iiioiith
Chairman. W. J. Bartlett   Secretary. Mrs.
W M.ih.,n Meets in r.H.m 303 l.ahor Hall
on the aecond and fourth Tiinrsday in
month   at   8  p.m
POSTA1. " WORKERS I'r. sj.lentT 1>~J.
M.-i'ar.liy; Seeretarv. <; K: James.
'-1' '������Hum lirive Meets at 410 Pen-
der Street H'wi. Vaneniver, at 7:50
n.m.  on   IrtKt   Prlday  In  month.
EMES. ��� l*r-.!*-��-     W     K.rr      S.-erelar>-. ',
I.    !���>'.:-������       M.-r-   si   I-al-.r   lli.Il   nn   J'ei
a- !   !���'    W.^t- ���!_���    J^   tn-nlli
TAL  TS9*~r   WORKERS.   [All   N>    '.''
���l~-n*i4e-..        I* J-r<.rs,,-:        Se<-r,tarT.j
Itov 1I-.MS.T. "I* Pender Sire--. W-.��.. J
Meets   a:   :!!���   Pender   Street   West,  al   PR1RTIKO FXESSRfEH a ASSIST A ~STa
�� P n.  ..<'.nd ar.si f.-unli Monday. |      I^x-al  Xo.   K't     President. S   W. Myers:
BOOKBI-.EERS. "UfllTK -President. ' ?rT,'. *?', ,-". ,!' 1"��'',"-'.]l"m- "?x 8��4*
��;-.. M.--..T Seeretarv. Frank Milne, i M7**a�� ''- Hasting Street. Vancoo-
R...   #!!      Mwt.s ar  -:>   Pender Street!     *^rf���  ����   *   P ��>   ">'   ���"-  "'d   Tuesday     In
W-^i a.  S p.m. everv tMrd Wednesday , ��� .. '      '        _ _	
i-t ir��"?^ SAIXBORD   E-tPLOYEES,  I >i vision  Xo.
CITIC    ERTLOTIES.     1  . ii   \*o     .,   -1     :'* _.Vr**!'*',,.T,,i" A -N!   I->"*es: Seeretarv.
"rVl   1*7^ i     \vr*r        _..--tarv      ,;        <*��iSrles    ltir.1.      .0.0      Union      S.reet.
laTr-on     ,V",   nv   ,-.,.,iov.. W-,        M""'"   ;'!-"'��>'   "��".   515   Hamilton
".V.��� !  aT   ��  ;> m   on   I';e firsr ar.i   third
RAI-WAT COKD���C~oms. Illviston Xn.
.'���iT -l'r> sident. il. W. Hatch; Secretary
I IV Phtslek ll:>�� Thurlnw Slreet.
Met-'�� at' l.i ii i F. Hall on first Sundav
i*.    -'   [��� in.,  and  on   t!i:rd    Thursday  at
s    !��� IM
lv:,.iiv   in   ���on.fc
CIT1'   EtAEX.   E-CPI.OTT'E-'      1. .. il    Xo
. .   -r-^_�� .!���. ._ |{   ^    Black: Seerelary.
Aid   W    I   SeriMten. ��\ty Hall.    M-eis
a*   !����� i'-ln>   S.rr*i   WV.M. at   s p.m.!
��� n   fir��t   We.Jnes.lay  of  eaeh' month
���*..- I"res,.|.-nt    ��;e��.    II     Hardy:    Se.--,
r.-tar*..    W.      I      Johr<s|c*n:      Itusinrvs i
' ^-���"nt    ���:    i".   T^rlm.    Offiee 2'U   I jl��r I
M,:1       M>e.<   ��ee*tn,l and   fo-.irtli   M*'n-
.isv  a!   s  p ti    in   I_al��ir  Hall.
C AEPE VTEKS      AS8AX.G A-MATED.     Ho.     I
Bnach.��� Pr*-*idrf:_    T     S     Coope.     lln*i
;-...     tfe^l.    Anr***   Marisireei      Serrri-r\.l
K.   ���      We-lw-r.    14-   l!��.h   Ave    W       M-l��
_���i   .r..l   It- T.r��dav  a:   *  pm     in   f 1. V    ��_TAt-     CLERKS     Loeal      Xo.     179���
U,H President.   A    P    rilen;   SeereUry.    O
Ko.   _   Branch.���S**-~i_rv     W    Hr.v    fi.i '     J    Hrwwn.   r.ll'.i   T��. ntv-sevrnth   Ave.
EAILWAT CARMEN   Lodfe Wo.  58.���Preti-
��� ient T. Snmmerrille: Seerelary. B. J.
S_ns..m -,|-,*lo Sli..rl.r.H>ke Si Meeta 1st
and 1r,l Kridarv in Potillion Hall.
RAIXWAT TaAnratEBf, Local Xo. 144
- President, i". \- Mitchell: Seeretary,
l> A .M'inro. Til Seventh Avenue West
Meets at I OO r Hall. Hamilton Street
J't T ::0 n.m on first Tuesday and 2:30
p in on   third   T lav
IBlh    li.    W*.      Meets   1st   and   .ird   Tu<-��   j
da-   -I   * pm.  ia  F I. ��\  Hall.   14s Cordova
Si    \V j
r"*!***!-*!.   I��eal   Xo    JS7���Preai-
d.-ns.     ��;      Thomas:   Secretary.   R.    J. j
f*r��Ur. ;<   Kootenay StreeL    Meets    at <
Il�� Pentler S.reet  West, at   * p.m.   on j
first Tuesday in month. }
E7.ECTRICAE   WORKERS.   I.      .1    J!:! - - |
President. I> *��". MeI>ou(-all: Seeretary.
'.   ITL   I!u*r*s��rs:   Iliisiness   A pent.  K.H. j
Morrison, f iff ice    4I��     Pender     Street ���
West      JI��-ij   at   444   P-nder     Street
���st   a:   s   p, m.   every   Monday.
P-BUE -~OanrKB-S. Local No l g��� President. P^rcy Trevise: Serretary. Chas.
A.   Watson.   Vo_  3
and 11'i.tin- Streets. Vancouver.
at   It*  IV-der Str.-et   West.
We��.t. Meots at 319 Pender S.reet
West at S p.m. on first and third
s \wsni.r. fixers ft siwters' as-
SOC1ATIOH���President C F. C. CralK;
Seeretarr. Geo. Oray. 1C.3R Flrat Av��
Kast. Meets at R*ieles' Hall. Vancouver at 3 30 p.m on first and third
Sundays   In   month.
TEAMSTERS."I.n-al So fiS.V_Pre,rden|, W]
M. Rrown: Rerretary. Ilirt Shoarler Off Ire
*109 Labor Hall. M-t- -.-.... .1 and fourth
W-dne��dav  at   I  pn.   in   I .il. .r  Hall.
SEARtEHS' tTKnORT���l: is :i .-.s Ak-.-iiI. II!
Totrnsend. .Meets at 7 p.m. every
Moiidiv  af' 1(3  Ponlova   Sir.-t   West
Fir^   Hall.  Twelfth   SO�����   1'RIJIK
s. Vancouver.   Meets       Xo.    ��i�����Pr.
Local   Xo.   1��0
_Prestdert. Mrs. W.   Mahon: Secretary,
Ada Ha ark ��worth. 331�� Fleming Street.
M���s-<  at   Labour  Hall  at   C   p.m.     on
first Tbimxlay in month.
Local Xo. J*���PresMent. J. (-iimminp:
President. Frank Mci'iiiin.
Seeretary. T. J. Hanarin. 237��, SWth
Avenue Went. Vmicouver. Meets at
441 Seymour Street. Vancouver, at Z 30
P.m. oh first Sunday  in month.
STEAM   a   OPER ATI WD    E !��OI If E ERS.
Local Xo. ��20���Prexldent. Joseph
VTeelman. Meets at 319 Pcnijer St..
W. Vancouver, a. 7:30 p m. on second
and  fourth Tuesdays In  month.
line of business, and 1,400 hotels and
lodging houses were either owned or
leased by Japanese. Now the city
was refusing licenses to them, and
this was in the courts.
.1T_7m  ar<�� ���^,l7��dl:�� in. ! ��,*?_< -**����,   WORKMS-PmidMt.   B.
���_ _ r.rr.a ��� ....I...        ���r        v       ���~ W ���..
on  fourth VTestiie-sdays in month.
41���Pr����� Went. J. E. rkawaon. Seeretarv,!
EL T. Kelly US* Hastincs Street Fault.)
Meeas se<si^��d end fourth Mondays in i
month.   31* Pender Street.
Another historical event took place (
this week in Winnipeg,
two    fully    r redentialled
from all parts of this
presenting the One Big Onion,
ered together to discuss the why
the wherefore of the
tions of the day.
It was the third annual, aad although not a hardy aaaual. it managed to pass some resotutio���s. after
having a very heated d
tween about three of the
proposed changes of the
Naturally there was a lot of assssl
talk about the "pie card" artists of
thc International InioaSh and this
gave a I ot of sasssfarti���. aad a*as_e |
"s notice says Field Marshal; objectionable husband of his own
Sir Henry Wilson. Maybe the Kaiser.; wife and the most agreeable lover of
whom we failed to hang, and the' another man's wife. In the first in-
Japanese Mikado, to whom we kow ! stance he has bat one fault���he is a
tow. are fitting op for a fight with us. j husband; in the second but one merit.
The   Labor   Party  won   the   two
ia the recent South African
The   press   attributes
the Tictories to "economic depression
unreasoning  expression   of
he is a lover.
Eagiand proposes to solve the unemployed problem by speeding up work
on four new battleships.   When these
. are completed the next in order will
present conditions, ^ to ,^ up on a new war to kill
STf^ftU ����e of the me. that built the
*t__!" . _* ���T*?,g I new b-tUeship. ia orfe^-wdl. to do
-'"Tl.ftr^    -"^ "*** tt�� ��tmething over agarr,
after its own affairs.
The   legislature   had   passed   laws;    Local Xo _��.~r-Teseient.   k. B. Finiy
prohibiting them from    owning    or
renting lands, but it was still possi-1
ble for them to obtain Indian reserve
land, which was under the control of
the Federal Government, and as a j
consequence  this land  is gradually
falling into the  hands of the Japanese.    Similar laws were in effect j
in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Col
orado and Nebraska.
Ferrie Secretary. H. J. Hartaalra Business Aeeni. A. 3. Cramrford. Offles. 311
Labor HalL Meeta aecond aad fourth
Thnraday at ���  p.aa   In  Labor Hall.
r~��soti>BSi     and     eeectro-
TTPEMS. Local Wo. 8S.���President. W.
Itayley; Secretary, A. Ulrnie. S(.<
Commercial I>rlve. Meets at 31. Fender Street West at 8 p.m. on second
Monday in  month.
Secretary.   A.   P.  S .rces.     8I��    Fitly-!
seventh   Avenue   I-<s.-     Meeta  at    315
Holden l:-i:!dinr   Vancouver, at   8 p.m. j SIREIM' ��_��EKOTRtC B-ILWAT BRS-
on  first and   third   Fri<lavs   in   month. ; FaOTaaa OT AMBaiCA. Amrilffamat-
pn-aaianu   i-,iv���   ii���i��-_ii" ' -**1   Association   of. Division Xo. 191 ���
d^lf^fi^fod^^Ve^.V.'wXl-'i ^r'inmiW^Z"^ 'vJS-
k-w.   l*#g   Pendrell   Street.     Meets    at ^.V���?-   4a_!_.iX'. JZ*"?.!?'* J^^Z
Room J.��. 31�� Pender Street Weat. at j
*  is m   on third Wednesday  in  month. '
hood   of.   Division  Xo.   MS���President, i
eouver. Meets A.O.F. Hail. Mount
Pleasant at 10:15 am. on /irst Monday   and 7 p.m. on third Monday.
Local       II.    -Preai.
a. P. Boston: Secretary. H. A. B Mac-1     '-:"1* *"._"*-_"*_": Sor-retary. F. Rumble.
v__.i_i   i������  !>-_.-��� ti ...    ~ . _- \     1*<  ".othard   Street.     Meets   In   Labor
op for the lack of
the dignified aasetahlsgr
We -sake haste to
O. & U. hold its aest
Vancouver, so that we
the  show  instead  of
good money on vau��Jev_te_
Vancouver's Police Commissioner
says be is going to make Vancouver
a hot place for "rags.** Wonder if
any of our well-groomed gentry will
be included ia this classification?
By the time the aspirants for political seats vet through    with    their
campaign we doubt if a single elector
will know what tbe big.idea is.     At
lit���at that is the opinion one gets af-
that tbe  t,r reading the    speeches    already
It will not matter anyhow be- [ FANTASY
.__��. in cause nobody outside of the big in-;     It is all in the point of view.
tennis ever gained anything of real j     This happened ia   tbe   Kootenay
value from the legislation. 'H country.    The sun was setting in   a
  . ^.welter of colors.   The lake reflected
Labor win contest four Toronto them'upon its unruffled surface.   The
It might also be possible for tbe���t
to make arrangements with the Can- '
adian Federation of Ij-t-oc-���winch ��a*ats ia the coming federal election, fair was crystal dear, and over all
recently held its cottre-boa in Mas*-'! **�� asaainitimn made at a recent (hang a silence that struck awe and
real, with fifteen delegates pr��a_Bt���- ��� a-eetiag are as fallows: East Toronto.; reverence. Two men sat oa a hotel
to hold a joint eonvet--ttoa. so as to' Joha W. Brace: Centre Toronto, Jas. verandah smoking and viewing the
increase its ptestige. It is realty a Siaapsoa. South Toronto. Jas. Rich- scene. My friend leaned forward and
waste of money to bob. two ntpar- aids: West Toronto, Mrs. Hector! asked:
-ate conventions for old ta���ids who sFreatcr. "How docs that strike you?*"
desire to get together to pufsaadj  There was a pause���then came the
their theories and  weak-based  aa- ��    Dsat forget to ask    for    Union ! aaswer.
!    "It
A Bloody War
It is a fight for life between tbe
white and the brown race, said Mr. j
Tindall. and we must insist on this
being a white man's land. If we
don't, then we will have a bloody war
on our hands within a very short time, j
because the returned men have already stated that they will drive them
out at the point of the bayonet if
they don't soon get out.
CapL C F. Macaulay. secretary
manager of the Leaguer in giving an
account of the aims and objects of
the League, stated that it now bad a
: membership of approximately 15,000
in British Colombia, and that every
man and woman should become a
member, so that Ottawa could be
shown that British Columbians wanted Asiatic exclusion.
President Bartlett urged it as the
duty of every citizen to get behind
the Leaeue and to help obtain the
pledges of all Federal candidates to
Donald.  121-  Pendrlll St.. Vancouver
Meets   at   I OOF.   Hall   oa   second   sad
Fourth Tuesdays In each month at  8
Hall  Vancouver at   8 p.m.  first Tuesday In  month
A.LB.E.W.   Sac���tarr.   atlas   F
Local  No.  CSS���Prealdent.;       Offlee Boom 301 Labor Hall. 31�� Pender
T. McFwen: Secretary. H. G. Campbell,       ami,  Wat.
"44     Helmekes*     Street.      Vancouver.
Meets at  I.O.O.F. Hall, on  first   and
third Tbaradaya ef each  aoatk.
Loc��! Xo. -S-SS���Secreta���--Treasurer.
B. Xha���: Baiiasaa Attn*. W. Bmrna. IS.
Coadosa lual Weat. Meets a* ISS Cor
dava Mini Wast, at S P-sa_ aa flrat aad
tbard Friday, ha ail a til	
Xo. -��������ProsMe���t. ar. McCartnev.
31 ��� London B-iildinr: Se��������ary. O.W.
Saxted, XI* London Building. Meets
at SIS Lotadaa Bulldina; on flrat Sunday tn  month  at 7r'tS p.nL        	
HaTIOaT, I>ical No. 17�����President. R. A. Ijtaraon. 10S1 Seymour
Street: SeereUry C. McDonald. P. O.
Bos SM. Meeta at 31 ��� Pander Street
West, at 8 p.m. on first Monday In
. Local lit���President
C. H. Collier: Secretary and Buslneaa
Aarent. R N*. N'eelanda: Offlco 314 Labor Hall. Meets laat Sunday In each
month at 2 p.m.
���Local 118���Preaident W. J. Park: 8ac-
retary.  O.  W.  Allln:  Buainesa Aaent.
Meets at 308 London Bui Id in* at  ��:!���
am. on aecond Friday In month.
Loeal No. 1ST���Preaident. A. Oabo���le
Secretary. A. D. McDonald. ��.l Pender Street Weat Vancouver. Meets
at S p m. an third Thursday In month.
Provincial Unions
ISS���President. W
3. Clark: Secret-���r. 3. O. Keefe; Buslneaa A cent. P. Bcnsonsh: Office lit
Pender Streot West. Meets at 31>
Pender Street ~, ��t at ��� p.���l on aecond
and fourth Thuraday.
Local Xo. 14S���President.
Boarrer: Secretary A Jaml��son. 348
London Baitdlna. Meets at Moose
HaTL Homer Street, at If a.m. on
aecond Saadav la month.
1     H-
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SBS   1'iLiiidetit. J.
Robb:   SeereUry.   Evan   McMillan:
Business* Agnt. P.. Bentrough;   Office
31�� Pender Street     Wes"L    Meets     at
help in the introduction and support
; of bills excluding Asiatics.
At a business meeting held by the j��� i*?��>w_7 Secr*ur-��."T}e4>' 'AmatvL 1
i League ia tbe Labor Hall Wedneaday [
j evening, a resolution was passed de- I
u-m-dingtt-tJ.,*.!*^ ,W����_* w-J-aSd^1
. resident. C. Sleverta. 1728
Denman Street: Secretary K- Woodward, 1253 Carlln Street. Meets at *
P.m. on first and third Wednesdays
In month at Trades Hall. Broad Streot.
201.���Preaident C. K. < hrtstian: Saera-
tary-trraaarrr. W. H. Oaara. Bos 20��.
Meeta last Bandar of month ia Sew Trades
Hall. Broad Street
nO-CK BirrnT���Prewideot. if iS.
McDonald. Prince, Rupert: SeereUry.
Ci. Waddell. Box 452. Prlncv Rupert.
MeeU at Carpen.era* Hall on second
and fourth Tuesdays of each month.
Labour Hall at 8 p.... on second    and MSXaSOM���Prealdent   3. Lotman   Nelson-
th Tueoday.  j /   s��ereUry. PeJlX Peseril. Box 824 Nal-
T aral SSI���President, John  ___]	
Albert Street    Meeta at Labour Hall
St S p.m. oa flrat  aad third Friday.
from voting in the Federal elections.
The membership now stands at 13.-
000, aad branches are being organ-
; ised throughout the province.
Street sllai
10��   Main
first aad third Wedaeadar.   ffjgSf
Jldent James Ma-
th'e. Reveistoke: Secretary. Philip
Parker. Box 234, Reveistoke. Meets
at 8 p.m. at City Hall. Revelatoka, oa
the second and fourth Saturday of
each month.
BoiM a bigger and better business by
ert-ipkning tTTTOIf men. and advertis-
tn The News.
_ ��� President. H.
Knudsesji. 403 Royal Avanoe: SeereUry,
P- Moriran. 218 Resina Street Maw
Westmlnater. Meeta aecond aad fourth
Wedneaday*    In
Temple. New W<
month    at
Labour I
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���"<������������ ���'��� ���--��������'-���������-;      ������'
liliMiniiiiiiiiiini iiiiimniiiiii n���lnmmt|^������^g _^^1 _T_    * ���
what others say 11 ne Green Rising
In iIn--.-. iiluinii- thi'iv will Im- pii'iiU-d every \v��-��-k tli<-      Si
, ���;, :,:,);  -���;,    ,-;r: ;���>.- ���������	
In these columns there will Im- printed every week tli<-
leading editorial* from other newspapers and nmguxiiie��
Announcement that officials and
some BOH members of the Unite I
Mine Workers are to be tried in
l.ntran 1'uunty, \V. Va., on charges
of muriler and insurrection promises
to l>e one of the most important
chapters ever written in the labur
history of the United States. These
men have no more opportunity of ;i
fair trial than rats have of escaping
from a trap that ensnared them. The
trial  vrill  take     place   in  a   county
j Every great international labor or-
\ ionization* should be deeply interested in thc establishment of a free public press controlled absolutely by the
workers themselves. By this I mean
that all international and national
lal>or organizations should coordinate
their efforts in the establishment of
sjch a press. It should be the purpose of all such labor organizations
to establish a daily paper in every
large center of population. This can
be done if the international officers
and executive boards, etc., of these
While Republicanism v. Monarch-
is m, Danube-Federationism v. an,
Austro-German Alliance, and Bolshevism v. Capitalism are occupying the
stage in all discussions of Central
Europe, one clas3, long neglected, is
Demoncratic revolution in 1918 drove
away the Wittelsbach dynasty and
deposed the landed aristocracy. The
assassination of Kurt Eisner. leader
of the revolution, drove the proletariat  to  a desperate  step,  and  the
Buy Union-Made Goods
0T Tin* person who demands tht- Label wields more
^**a-inlluenep than the man or woman who strikes.
There is no Substitute for tijf Union Label
rising to a position of unchallenged   three weeks' reign of Bolshevism fol-
peasant., yesterday
power. The
serf, is today master of the tV'itrai
European situation. He holds tr-
nation's economics in his hands, ar.'l
more and more, he directs the i'a-
t: ins' politics. \'et his eriienrer.ee _p-
��� n the scene has been so undramatic.
so absolutely the result of circumstances which he himself did not precipitate, that students of European
politics-���journalists and statesmen���
labor organizations will simply under
whose economic, social  and  political   t��ke the task with the determination   pass him over with hardly a word, ar.d
life a.e under the absolute dominion   ,,f putting it over,
of the mine owners. |       y
Higher  up  is  the   imperial  pluto
cracy of the United States Steel Corporation, which owns vast acres of
toal iamls in the state. The anti-
unioM policy of the mine owner,
hears a ilefinite relation to the steel
oligarchy. The hired ass.isins of .he
coal companies arc similar to the
creatures employed in the :.reas of
the steel hells. As the governing
i ffinals are largely agents of the
steel masters in the steel centers so
these agents are the tools of the
mine owners of Logan County.
\n indictments are brought against
Don Chafin and the swarms of hired
mercenaries of the coal companies.
The miners marched, it is true. But
the thugs had been murdering ;.t
will.     Sid   Hatfield   and   Ed   Cham-
'oluntary Subacriptiona Futile
Experience has demonstrated that
it is ftltile to depend upon voluntary
subscriptions to establish a free press.
I'nfortunately there  is such a  large
continue to discuss the future of Central Europe as though he did not exist. The "Red" rising is a matter of
gravest concern, and from time to
time occupies headlines in the newspapers- But the "Green" rising, which
lowed. This revolution .was quelled,
it will be recalled, by German troops
who. in bringing about the downfall
of the town workers, automatically
handed over power to the only class
organized to receive it���the peasants.
And under the leadership of Dr. Heim
and Dr. Schlittenbauer the Bavarian
peasants have not only kept the town
workers from regaining their previous prestige but have ousted the
bourgeoisie from nearly all former
Tbe Rise lo Power
In 1908 there was a single peasant
deputy in the Hungarian Parliament.
Stephen Szabo. of Nagyatad, who had
fought the peasant cause with little   J
proportion of the rank and file of the remises and threatens as much and is  success for more than thirteen years
thnse conditions that make a free
press controlled by labor so essential
to the emancipation of the working
class and the common people gener-
hl!y from economic injustice that it
is necessary to educate such workers
along these lines. Where labor organizations undertake the establishment of daily papers I would therefore advocate that the subscriptions
to such papers be included in the dues
of the members just as the subscriptions of the official publications of
thc Railroad Labor Organizations are
at  present  included   in  the  dues  of
Today this simple peasant, owner of
30 acres of. ground which he works
himself, sits as Minister of Agriculture where no one lower than a baron
ever sat before, and leads the Majority Party in the Hungarian Government. Two thousand five hundred
districts of Hungary have Agricultural Chambers, and the power of thc
peasants demonstrates itself constantly in national politics.
In Austria the power of the peasant
hers went to McDowell  County un
armed,  where they  were summoned   lhe,r "-embers of those organizations
in court at Welch.
The Rev. Mark A. Matthews
has been a visitor in the city from
I Seattle during the week has not only
fought with the Manufacturers' Association of that city against the Japanese  Exclusionists, but is a valiant
to appear in court at Welch. They
were assassinated oh the court house
steps by agents of the coal companies
While Chambers was lying prostrate
from bullet wounds the evidence
shows that his murderer placed a
gun at his head and fired twice.
What the mine owners seek is the
dangling of several hundred miners
from numerous gallows.    The scene
desired recalls the revolt of Spartacus supporter of the open shop,
of ancient Rome. His gladiators and | He is quoted as saying:
slaves revolted and for 10 years j "If America doesn't win the battle
brought the Roman masters almost (the open shop fight) her industrial.
to their kneei. The defeat of the civil and political development are put
slaves was ftliowed by the crucifixion back r>0 years. Put America on an
of thousands of them along the Ap- American basis and end this domina-
pian road with the view of terror- tion of union tyranny and European
izing all others into submission to the ! cliques."
Roman exploiters.       It is a ghastly !     Need we add that Mark preaches in
drama like this that ia in prospect of; the fashionable church of Seattle.
utilization   in   Iogan   County.��� .he! 	
Ntw York Call. WASHIN GTON ��� Unemployed
i throughout the country now number
; fewer than 3.500.000, a nation-wide
  j survey made for the unemployment
By John F.  McNairn-e \ conference  by the    department    of
(Editor.   Locomotive   Firemen   and . commerce showed.
Engiiieiuen's Journal 	
I deeply regret to have to say it-but j A Bill submitted by the German
it is a fact and we must face it���that j Government to the Reichsrat, says an
the press of the United States with | Exchange wire, contains a clause for-
but a few exceptions has degenerated bidding regularly employed workmen
into a subsidized and abjectly ser- i tc do extra work in their own or any
vile tool of the powers of wealth and Allied branch of industry, if such ex-
privilege. It is nothing more or less tra work prolongs the whole day's
than the voice of the invisible gov- working term to more than eight
ernment.    It has long since ceased to  hours.
function as a factor in protecting and 	
promoting the well-being of the mas-1'   Winnipeg branch of the Dominion
far more actual, has created hardly
a ripple of interest.
It represents the ascendancy of a
r lass which, before the war. vvas definitely on the decline. In May. 19*-0,
Dr. Schlittenbauer. the leading spirit
of the Bavarian peasant movement,
presented a memorandum lo lhe
French and British Consuls in Munich
regarding the condition of agriculture
in Germany. In it he pointed out
that  the  whole  tendency before the
war had led to the disappearance of  has chiefly grown, not through organ
the smallholder and the concentra-   iiation   or   revolution,   but   through
tion of land  in the hands of a few .economic circumstance.   If ever there
estate owners, especially in West am:   -j.^ a (l)Untry where food was at a
East   Prussia.   Mecklenburg.   Pomer-  premium,  that   country    is    Austria
ania,  and  the  Province  of  Saxony.  sj-.ce t|,e wa-    jne absolute necessity-
He laid down suggestions for revere-  0f using every available scrap of tilla-
ing  this   process   and   returning  the   We ^ has Jed to the h-_k-n~ up 0f
erstwhile industrial population to the   j--^  hunting properties,  and  there
who   ���_,������_ estimating that at least five milieu  town  workers could  thus be secured a livelihood.
Dr. Schlittenbauer's statement regarding the situation in Germany
ir.ight have been made of every country in Central Europe.
Farmers   In   Control
The war, the successive revolutions,
the Entente blockade, and inter-State
barriers, all unequivocal disasters so
has been a steady movement for the
���"population of the countryside since
Bulgaria  and  Serbia  have  always
been peasant countries, but until the
close of the war the Bulgarian Government  was entirely  in  the  hands
of the bourgeoisie, and    dealt    with
matters of foreign   policy  and  with
home affairs of esoteric interest t>>
the predominant class.    Today prac-
the town population, have contributed jftieally   the   entire   Government     is
in turn  to the "Green"  rising���the  peasant.   Up to the present day there
. coming into power of this declining  i�� no peasant representation  in  the
and exploited class.   The war and ihe ; National Parliament of Serbia.    The
j blockade cut off the killing competi-  Government is still in the hands of
tion.    Russian and American wheat lawyers, and the chief political dis-
��� being no longer available, Bulgaria, j cussion is around the question of   a
Roumania, Bavaria, and Hungary had s united   Jugo-Slavia    under   Serbian
to supply themselves and the indus- ��� rule, or a decentralized and federated
industrial sections of Central Europe.   Government.    But in Croatia, a pro-
Then the revolutions and the Peace vince of the Jugo-Slavia created by
I Treaty, which completed the shatter-  the Peace Treaty, under the leader-
! ing of industry and the collapse of  ship of Raditsch. there is a mighty
��� international finance and commerce,  "Green" rising.    Out of the ninety-
! increased the relative security of the  three deputies from  Croatia,  forty-
peasant.    Whereas, before 1914, ihe  nine are out-and-out peasant repre-
chief economic basis in Central Eu-  sentatives.���"The 4 London I Nation."
' rope had been industrial production, (To be Continued!
and the whole of politics were in the
hands of the aristocracy and big financial and industrial interests, dilu-
j ted   by   the   constantly    increasing
The Federated Labor   Party   will
hold a whist drive and dance in thc
power of the town workers, the war j Oddfellows* Hall. Sixth and Main,
shifted the economic basis back   to  Saturday evening. October 8. in aid
ses of the people and has become so  Labor party has endorsed the prin- J -to0**1, and the revo,ution9 took food  of the Russian Medical Relief Fund.
hostile to the interests of the great iciples of the new Canadian    Labor contro1 out of the n*nds of the aris" | Admission: gents 50c. ladies 23e.
producing element of our citizenship party as tentatively organised at the 'tocrat*
and so antagonistic to the principles j Winnipeg conference, and have ex- {     U *" one of *"��� iron,e8 of revo,u" I     The Yale Shoe Co. of Gait, Ont.     1
of democracy that it now constitutes pressed determination  to go ahead !t,on* that tho8e who mak* them are' has renewed its agreement with the
a grave menace to popular freedom j with steps necessary to become af-. often the ,*M* to prof,t bf tht"^   -***-1 Boot and Shoe Workers* Union at the
and is one of the most active agencies ; filiated with that body when organ- A*-"-*-**--'- Hungary. Bulgaria, and Ger-  oW aaJm ���,, eonditi0__
operating for the destruction of hu-, ized in Manitoba,
man liberty.   This, my friends, is a j
grave and serious accusation, but I
freely challenge to debate any person seeking to controvert the charge
I here make.
Maternal instinct is stronger than
reason; even the mother of s practicing cornet player hates to have him
msny the revolutions were made by ���
the town workers, whiie the peasants '
looked phlegmatic-ally on. Yet in
Hungary, for example, the first political revolution gave way to Bolshevism, and the "Red" regime in its
tarn to a "White" reaction, and today
the town worker is left without factories to work in, and without even
New York Moving Picture Operators have obtained an increase in
We do jot.
Every Electrical Worker is requested to attend an open
meeting at    >
j for the purpose of discussing a matter of vital importance to,
every man engaged in the industry���namely, the provisions of
the proposed Provincial Government
The  following places are ran tinder;
liwack. B.C
Largo aad amall; good accommodatioa; easy rent.    Rata* to societies
by day. week or month, oa application to:
P. R   BENGOUGH, Secretary.
' 7495-7496
��� | the right to strike if he has work.
9 ��� But a million peasants who came into non-union conditions and are therefore
���! possession of land under the first rev- ���f*,i,r to_ ��rgani_ed labor,
jolution have mainUined it through- ^d^��^5^"* '" ^
out all the changes.   Similarly, in the King's Cafe. 212 Carroll St
j other countries, the revolutions,  not: Capitol Cafe. 9J0 Granville St.
������ yet measurable in their effects upon ***��"hite Lnnchcs.
' the town workers, and even of doubt- "<_*i?1 Gwtra<to%-.
j ful benefit to them, have put land in- L*   * \7"J8" P/UK*,_r�� I1-     '
-u   v    _     . -_ _ _ Home ft  Rumble. Columbia St, Xew
i to the hands of the peasants, and have j       Westminster. B.C I
thereby handed them the chief, im- The Onlhwack Bet-trie Co, Ltd, Chil
] mediate, economic power.   And that \
' economic power means political power,
| is shown by the amazing way in which
{this hitherto unrepresented class are
; becoming the governors of Central
! Downfall of Town  Workers
Take the case of Bavaria.   Bavaria.'
I prior to the revolution, had a popula-.
' tion almost equally divided between
. town and country.   Both workers and
peasants   were   organized, although
the organization of the  towns   was
vastly superior to that of the country. ���
Nuremberg,   Augsburg,   and   Wurz-
burg were the most radical Socialist
centres in Germany, and the indus-
tries of these towns were nothing be-'
hind those* of PraasU-    The Social
Ta    caaiasJt    any
standi** wkick may Ha-e ,
frona   st)s.esn*_ta   evade  hy
aaaasslss  onri-als  of  the
Braads    of    Ike    Alma fa mated
Society of Carpes.trra and Je
era. tW oMa-a- of the Society
they   are  Mt, aad   ��e-er   ka.e
*���"������ aaaW'aay aria*, of laapasa
sioa from Headqaarters.
Quality Circulation--Buying Power
The manager of this paper would be pleased to
talk business with you.
Night Schools
Wednesday, October
5th, 1921
and Half Million Workers
Represented at Big
Monday or Tuesday
School Board Offices
W, K. BEECH, Director
President Advises Industrial and
Political Action From
Now On.
j     The    53rd   annual   British   Trade
i Union Congress recently held at Cardiff, Wales, is now history-    ir. his
! presidential address, E.   L.   Poulton
j recalled that when the Congress was
j last held in Cardiff, 26 years ago, 330
! delegates attended, representing one
! million.    Today there were 823 delegates, representing 212 unions, with
a membership of over 6,416,510.
"This    growth    of    membership,
whilst a tribute to our powers of or-
A presentation was msde to Miss
Gertrude Tuckwell, president of the
Women's Trade Union League, the
work of which is now to be placed
under the control of the Central
Council,  v
The Congress demanded the right
to appoint representatives to the Disarmament Conference at Washington, and further demanded that until
the conference is over all warlike
preparations shall cease.
A Minimum Wage
The resolution was moved by J.
H. Thomas, who said that the fact
that Britain was building new battleships would reduce the conference
to a farce and tie the hands of the
official representatives of this country.
The resolution from the Miners'
Federation, instructing the Genera-
Council to report to Congress on the
fixing of a minimum wage for all
workers, was adopted.
Among other resolutions on wages
was one which demanded that a Trade j
Board should, be set up in every industry in which the workers demand-
ganization and the greater recogni-1 e(l 8UCh protection
j tion by th. workers of need for cor-
j porate support of one another, is not
yet fully satisfied," declared Poulton,
The Congress decided in favor of
the Washington Conference on Disarmament,   but   urged   that   Labor
Mi "nor will it be until those who are ! should be represented and that British
Dignified and Appropriate
 '   nun
__        .... ,    ,    i     Classes specially established to en-
The   educational  meetings  of  the :   ., .
. .   ,       , ' able men and women    to    continue
Junior Labor League got away to a '...       .      _.      . .        _ ,    __
. ,    , ....   their education beyond     what   they
splendid start with the meeting held i _____   . ...      . .     ,        i
,   _ _ ,, ,       ...     .     .        ..   have received in the day school, and
last Friday, when besides having all i,   ,    .. ..        .     t. __
. ,       ,. ** ,    j to further tram them for the success-
present   in   on   the   discussion,   thej. , .-       _��_   ��_____,���'__,
r \ ful prosecution of the trade, business
or occupation in which they are engaged, are to be opened in Vancouver
j October 5.
These night schools will be held in
the Technical  School,  King Edward
High School and the School Board
one against capitalism. The meet- J off jce BuMingt and each mbiiet wiI1
ing was one of the most interesting
young people heard short talks by
Wm. Ivens, M.L.A., of Winnipeg;)
Tom Richardson, ex-M.P., and W. R.
Trotter. The subject of the discussion was the capitalist system, and
two sides were chosen, one for and
and instructive that the league has
held yet, and if the standard set at
the first educational meeting of this
season is maintained, the ranks of
the league well deserve to be appreciably swelled by more young
' take up either one or two nights   a
j week of the student's time.
The full session lasts from October
5 to March 31, and all fees are returned if the student makes 85 per
cent, of the total attendance.
These courses can be specially rcc-
ommended  by us to all adults who
Th!  ,,e*g^e.Wi!1  meet ScJ!tember wish to improve their elementary edu-
cation. It might also be pointed out
that a great many adults attend these
30, st 52 DufT-rin Street West, at
8 p.m.. for an impotant business
meeting. Next Friday another educational meeting will be held. Young
people will be welcome to tall meetings of the league. For information
phone Fair. 1610 or Fair. 3023L.
MIXJiEAPOUS.���That  sentiment
toward closer affiliation of all unions
', is being crystalixed was indicated by
  i a resolution submitted to the national
Those who love the liberties al-: convention of the Federation of
ready won must open the door to the j Post Office Clerks in session here,
new, unless they wish to see them all j providing for the amalgamation of
take flight together. ��� Henry D. < the five unions in the postal service
Lloyd. ' into one organization.
The Printers' Label
Jf ahould receive th* support o* all trades-unionists. Every time it is
���ad it ���i��aaa a boom for all other labels aad Unionism.    You know
��    that union newspapers, for instance, are mora favorable to organized
H labor than non-union sheets. Thal'a Ike support you waat when
you   are  ia  trouble.     Therefore  by  demanding   the  Allied   Printing
S Label you not only help the printera of Vancouver, bat advance the
cause of labor Unionism, aad that
Helps Humanity Generally
aad don't you waat to do that?
Below is listed Use label offics of thia city:
Homer Arcade. Foot  Homer.
319 Broadway East.
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outside our ranks : whilst at the same
time benefiting by our activities and
influence���come inside and march
alongside those who are constantly
fighting Labor's battles."
Economic  Maelstrom
The workers had gone through an
industrial maelstrom during the past
year. The conditions that produced
thc suffering now witnessed must be
abolished by vigour of attack and assault.
"What is necessary," said Poulton,
"if we wish to spare our people unnecessary trouble, privation, and sacrifice, is to weigh up, not only our
own resources but, as far as possible,
the resources and resisting power of
those opposed to us, and act in accordance with such knowledge."
The president went on to plead for
unity. What the movement needed
was, after adequate discussion and a
programme laid down, to back up
those whom they put in office by all
the resources of the movement. He
asked, not for freedom from criticism, not the discipline of the barracks, but the unity which would support their spokesmen and leaders.
To Be Audacious
The present spectacle of millions
of people lacking employment, and,
concurrently, the world's crying need
for the barest necessities of life, was
itself enough to condemn present conditions.
They had been told by statesmen
about making a land fit for heroes to
dwell in and to be audacious.
"We are," said Poulton, "going to
follow this advice and by industrial
and political action to bring the land
into existence; and by heroes I mean,
not only those who endured so much
for us during the late war, but the
vast numbers who, day by day, under
the most depressing conditions, are
doing of their best."
Their industrial work, he continued, must ever be found working
alongside their politics! work, rendering help and support to those of their
colleagues who, under very adverse
circumstances, were fighting their
battles in the House of Commons.
After dealing with the need for
understanding with workers of other
countries, Poulton went on to say
that facilities for producing goods
were never-more abundant or efficient than today. This, in its turn,whatever the economists might say, had
the effect of causing unemployment.
A Shorter Working Week
"The increased facilities," said the
President, "ought to benefit the workers in the form of shorter hours of
work. I suggest we ought to press
more and more for a shorter working
The world of finance and business
(would, no doubt, protest, so would
the butterflies of society, who seemed to imagine that, by some special
decree of Providence, the vast majority of mankind were made to serve
them, but the people were going to
refuse to carry these parasites, snd.
instead, were determined to enjoy
their birthright.
Poulton recalled the gross betrayal
of the workers by the Government,
and declared that, if the present members were not unseated at the next
election, one might well, feel that
some dope had, for the time being,
fallen on the electorate. *'
Vote No Confidence
The Trades Union Congress passed what, in effect, wss a vote of no
confidence in the Government's statistics relating to the cost of living.
The General Council was instructed
to approach the Ministry of Labor
en the matter.      \   ���
A resolution which demanded that
Parliament shosld at once meet
warship construction  should  be suspended until after the Conference.
Ovation   For  Smillie
The disarmament debate was marked by an affectionate ovation for
Robert Smillie, who rose to argue for
an international strike if war were
threatened, as an effective means of
stopping it.
The Congress endorsed the action
of the Poplar men and women in their
fight for the workers and the work-
The Ministry of Labour's cost-of-
living index figure was denounced by
tlie Congress, when it was decided
that the General Council should press
the Ministry to adopt as a basis the
findings (published in July) of the
Joint .Committee representing the
Congress, the Labor Party and the
Co-operative Movement.
As J. H. Thomas pointed out, the
wages of some 3,000,000 workers are
subject to reduction on the strength
of the Ministry's figures.
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The Alberta Labor News has been
informed of a matter that should be
interesting at a time when unemployment is being so widely discussed in
the province. According to reliable
information to hand. Orientals are being shipped into Alberta to perform
work which would be Very acceptable
to the workers who are the victims
of unemployment.
A carload of Japanese laborers was
the other day brought into the province by the Canadian Pacific Railway, to work on the Dunvegan road.
This the Labor News has been informed, is not the first batch of Orientals that have been shipped into
the province in the last few days and
it is expected, that formal protests
will be made against such action.
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WASHINGTON,  D.C���Sentiment
among the farmers and workers in
. the West is erystaliiing in favor of
> formation   of   a   new   non-partisan
, alignment which will put up candidates for Congress in 1922 against
both  the  old   parties,  according  to
Benjamin C. Marsh, executive secre-
j tary of the People's Reconstruction
A married man always knows which
side his bread is buttered on ��� because the other side is crust.
In our issue of Sept. 9 we stated
that the Moving Picture Opertors
Union agreement with the employers
expired in October. It should have
read that the okl scale goes into effect October 13 for the coming season.   The union submitted a tempor-   ___  _,_ ___,,_. _���.._�����������
ary reduction of 11 1-9 per cent, from League and managing director of the
July 25 to October 1 because of the i Farmers' National Council, who has
depression experienced in the theatri- j^ returned from a six weeks' trip
cal business, and the employers ac- to the Pacific coast.
ceptedvit with appreciation.      From I	
October 3 the operators will receive ]
last season's scale for the coining sea-1 The Angel of Light went out upon,
son. i her travels.    She came to a place
where they jeered at her and made
fan of her garments. She had wandered into hell.���Tbe Public.
The man with a perfume jag can
say���hie���with flowers.
The B. C. Labor
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