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BRITISH COLUMBIA LABOR NEWS
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Issued Even- Friday
Devoted to the interests of the International Labor Movement
rSolMcrifeJa-- $1.50 Per Year*!
I 5.   iVr Copy J
Volume I.
Vancouver, B. C, Friday, December 2, 1921
Number 19
PAWNTICKETS WORN
IN PLACE OF
MEDALS
British   Ex service   Men   are  in
Dire St rait s���Parade on
Armistice Day.
Hundreds    of    Marchers    Wear
Pawn Tickets on Their
Service Ribbons.
TWENTY   thousand,   mostly   ex-
, service men, went on foot to
the London Embankment through  h
biting   east   wind,   msny   of   them
breakfastless, on Armistice Day.
Story of Their Plight
Through silent thousands lining the
route,   the   vast   procession,   which
stretched from Blackfriars Bridge to
Charing  Cross,  passed,  its  banners
telling in unmistakable language the'
tragic story of its plight, and compelling the sympathy of the assembled
multitudes throughout the West End.
Of the more poignantly pointed inscriptions on the banners were these:
"1914 Star
1921  Starvation."
"We are the unknown
Warriors." ,
"Give us this day our
daily���work or
maintenance."
"They died that we  might_Jive���in
poverty."
Hundreds of the marchers wore the
ribbons of their medals, the decorations having, in most cases, been
pawned for food. The pawntickets
were worn on the men's breasts. "Two
silver medals, 2s 6d.," was written
on one, the price, no doubt of an unforgettably bitter meal.
One man covered the whole front
of his coat with pawntickets for
jewellery, clothes, boots, household
furniture, a wedding aad an engagement ring, and medals.
Oat ef Work
When the Cenotaph came into sight
the leaders of the procession ��� the
National Council of the Unemployed
���bearing the principal wreath, bared
their heads, and their example was
followed right down the line to the
last man.
A young girl, with the head-line of
"Out of Work" pinned on her coat,
fell out of the procession as she laid
her tribute Tor remembrance" at the
base of the Cenotaph, and sobbed as
if her heart would break. Girl friends
bore her away fainting.
COLD ST0RA0E8 	
ARE GLUTTED
WASHINGTON. ��� The London
meat market is glutted, according to
a cable to the department of agriculture, from the American agricultural
commissioner at London. Prices have
slumped and cold storages are filled.
Approximately 1,000,000 carcasses of
lamb and mutton are being held in
refrigerator ships. The widespread
drop in prices is 'said to be due to
poverty. The government is holding
approximately 2,240,000 pounds of
mutton.
Justice aad Freedom   (?)
The nameless soldier was buried
among the kings, to commemorate the
multitudes who, during the Great
War, gave the most that man can give.
Carved in the stone are the words:
"For the sacred cause of justice
and the freedom of the world."
And Lloyd George had said: "Never
again shall the gaunt spectre of unemployment stalk rampant throughout the country."
u. r. PETTIPIECE
Federated Labor Party Candidate for
New Westminster
NEELANDS URGES
UNITED SUPPORT
CANADIAN HERO
SELLS WAR CROSS
Stranded in New York He Gets
60 Cents for Croix de
Ouenre.
Urbain Ledoux. leader of the unemployed, resumed his dramatic methods of bringing home to the people of
New York City the urgency of the
unemployment crisis by speaking at
St. Mark's Church, at an "unemployment symposium." Ledoux called ont
from the audience one of his own unemployed followers and presented the
young man's tragic plight as the "human appeal" of the unemployment
situation.
Saved Many lives
Ledoux explained, amid an expectant craning of necks, that Henri Jeul-
Richardson Needed nt Ottawa to
Battle for the Toilers
of Canada.
The support given the working
class movement of the Federated Labor Party in South Vancouver at the
last Provincial election lends encouragement to that organisation bringing
forward a candidate to contest the
Federal seat.
Fully realizing the fact that the
full claim of the workers cannot be
realised entirely by legislative action,
I believe that parliament offers great
opportunities of which the workers
should take advantage for the advancement of our cause, and I am of
the opinion that much could and
would be done to improve the lot of
the workers were more, working class
representatives elected to the administrative and legislative assemblies of
both the Province and Dominion.
la Commons Eight Years
Having in mind his connection with
the Labor movement for a great many
years, together with his experience as
a member of the British House of
Commons for eight years, the Federated Labor party is particularly fortunate in their selection of Tom Richardson as their candidate in the present Federal campaign. His ability aa
a speaker and sincerity of purpose on
behalf of the worken is well known
and it is with full confidence that he
will faithfully represent the working
class I urge for him their united and
enthusiastic support and influence at
the Polls on December 6th.
R H. Neelands, M.L.A.
Tweedle Dee and Tweedle
Dum Ask For Your Votes
��� ���
Old Parties With Old Patched Up Policies Again Seek Office���Both
Work im the Interest of Exploiters���Parliamentary    ���
Corruption by Both Parties���Let's
Kick Them Out.
TWEEDLE DEE and Tweedle Dum are now seeking the votes of the
toilers. They are the retainers aad servitors of the men of wealth;
they defend the existing regime and oppose the struggles of the
toiling masses. One calls himself Liberal and the other Liberal-Conservative. They stage a sham battle in an effort to obtain the spoils of office.
Their policies are old ones, being again patched up to look different, but
to still carry on the exploitation of human beings, the mad orgy of qom-
petition. with the resultant unemployment, misery and poverty of the
masses.
The following is from a press re-  traceable to the use of parliamentary
port of a speech delivered by the Lib-  -������ids."
eral candidate for Yancouver South.!     Further, in telling about how cam-
Brig.-Gen. Victor W. Odium: J men funds are raised, he said:
"Speaking of Leon J. Ladner he "Both sides of the House have been
said that there was really not so very to blame. Just a few days before the
much difference between the Liberal seneral election one party disposes
and the Government candidates. Both ] and the other acquiesces. They are
stood for law and order, and it was bound to ask a few questions in order
for the people to choose the man best that contributions to the party funds
fitted to serve. 'If Ladner is returned will be large enough."
the country will not go smash, nor ] It will be seen how between the
will it if I come out head of the poll." j parties in the old days there was no
No Fundamental Difference disagreement on matters of this kind.
This is a frank admission, for the '**�� unto "honor amonB thieves"
TRADES UNION
LEADER FLOGGED
FLORIDA���John E. Winstanley.
an A. F. of L organizer -on hie way
to Millville to assist in the lumber'
worken' strike, waa taken from the
train near Compass Lake by six men
on November 2, tied to a tree and
flogged. Five officials of the St. Andrews Bay Lumber Co. and Special
Deputy Sheriff Vickery were charged
with responsibility for the mobbing
following grand jury in'
Bay and Jackson Counties.
HELEN ..ELLER URGES
WOMEN TO VOTE
LABOR
Blind Girl Sends
to Women
honestly of which the General is to
be commended, that there is no differ*, nee between the Liberal and Con-
New Forces A
The first general election after the
war finds the complexion of the poli-
scrvathre parties on fundamentals. I tical field remarkably changed. Mac-
Whilst this fact has been evident to j kenzie King leads what is left of the
any intelligent student of politics, it liberal forces against the Conserva-
is seldom admitted by any candidate live forces in their new war paint,
of either party; on the contrary each They would fain proceed with the
party seeks by the elevation of trivi-' usual sham fight, but in nearly all
alities to matters of vital principle to constituencies the claims of the old
show how far it is removed from the parties to represent the people are
other. ' Where an election is a being contested by the newer parties
straight fight between representatives born of the changed economic circum-
of the Liberal and Conservative par-'. stances. The farmers of Canada, no
ties, it is easy to maintain the pre- longer able to trust the men of the
tence from start to 'finish, but the j old parties, have found it necessary
introduction of a Labor candidate' to organise themselves politically as
with a platform based on the great i a class. Labor, slowly realizing that
fundamental that a change is neces-,life under the existing system offers
sary in onr system of wealth produc- nothing but employment with subsist-
tion and distribution, inevitably J enee wages alternating with unem-
forces the Liberal and Conservative t ployment and semi-starvation, and re-
candidates to display their true colors alizing that the old parties stand for
as the henchmen of the privileged J the continuance of that system, now
'""H. seeks by the election of members of
Seeking Plants of Office *ts own clam to Parliament to more
strongly wage the fight for a change
in the economic system. A vote for
Richardson is a vote for a real and
fundamental change.
RICHARDSON'S MEETINGS
lit waa a "hero," a winner of the
Croix de Guerre, and that he had been
cited before an entire army division
for bravery in saving a great number
of lives. Jeulitt, whose home is in
Three Rivers, Canada, has been walking the streets of New York for 10
days without shelter, according to
Ledoux, and just recently the prized
Croix de Guerre was sold for 50 cents
to buy food-
He received an overcoat and so did
several others.
Are You a Worker ?
EVERYTHING ef value hi the world comes from work.   "There is
aa wealth hat life." says John Reskia.    Bat Ufa weald not be
possible hat far kaasaa! laher, laher ef head or brain, the aaargy
ef body or the activity of mind.    Ufa for its sustenance needs feed aad
waraath.     From  Aa first  moment   of  breath  someone's
is the naiwJsa of h.m.n e.istence.    Without the work ef the
le ef cold; wltheat the work ef the ploughman
of haagert without the work of the lumber warier
< ad aasiissaaa saiHioas weald he hoa_s.su aad' destitute.    If there Is
a*, wealth hat Ufa, the oaly predators ef wealth are the
The Conservative party now
querading under the title of the National Liberal-Conservative Association, dearly demonstrates what little
fundamental difference has existed
between the two old parties for many
yean now.    It has not been found]
necessary to dissolve the alliance oc-1 Friday. Brock School and Sex-
casioned by the last war; many of the 1 smith School, 8 p.m.
political enemies of pre-war years; Saturday, Women's meeting, Ker-
have had no difficulty in reconciling risdale Hall, 3 p.m. Reply to Odium
their principles in the common parti- **~d ��-**���*�������� *��t Kerrisdale Hall 8 p.m.
cipation in the plums of office. From { Sunday, Dreamland Theatre, 26th
the Hansard reports of the House of j *nd M*in�� 8 P-m-
Commons for May. 1914, we find that      Monday.  Carlton    Hall,    8    p.m.
Joyce Rd. car. Municipal hall, 43rd
and Fraser, 8 p.m.
Speakers at  these   meetings  will
be: Richardson, T. A. Barnard, Dr.
W. J. Curry, AM.  W. J. Scribbins,
Rev. J. Richmond Craig, Mrs. G. S.
Corse, Mrs. J.  S.  Woodsworth and
Mrs. Lorimer.
���Phv-to lgr_*tte_rens-C<.Is_��r
TOM RICHARDSON
Labor Candidate Vaacfckver Sooth
R B. Bennett, who is now the National Liberal-Conservative candidate for
W*_�� Calgary, referred to the Rt.
H *��n. Arthur Meighen an, "the gramophone of Mackenzie and Mann.** R
B. Bennett has now joined the
Meighen cabinet as Attorney-General.
Also in May. 1914, this same
gentleman made some illuminating
remarks in the House of Commons
debates. In describing the evils of
the party fund buainesa. he said:
"This long trail of parliamentary
corruption, of lobbyism. of degradation of parliamentary institutions, of
the lowering of the morale of tbe
public life and the degradation of
those standards by which the public
life should be truly measured is all
POLLS CLOSE AT 6 P.M.
On election day, but your employer
is required, by law, to allow you to
absent yourself from your work for
two hours on election day, with no
reduction in pay, for voting.    See
that yon take advantage of this.
avv"     ������������������������������
/ Aijothe*. branch of the Dominion
Labor Party ia being organised at
Wayne, Alta.
Meetings Next Week
TUESDAY
ass Trades Union Directory
WEDNESDAY
City Hall Employee!
Marine Firemen
Plasterers
THURSDAY
MachinisU'182
Painters
FRTOAY
Milk Wagon Drivers
Pile Driven
Plumbers
Stage Employees
*   SATURDAY
Railway
SUNDAY
SMILUE'S SEND-OFF
FOR RICHARDSON
British Miners' President Found
Richardson True as
Steel
- The following letter from "Boh**
Smillie, British Labor M.P., regarding Tom Richardson, Labor candidate
for Vancouver South, speaks well of
his qualities as a fighter for the
workers, Smillie 'lays:
"I understand that my friend and
many years comrade1, in the British
mining and labor movement, Tom
Richardson, has just sailed for Canada, where he intends to settle down
with his family.
"Mr. Richardson and I have been
companions for a quarterof a century. We hj.ve been in many fights
and in many tight corners, but I have
always found him as true as steel.
He was one of the strongest, straight-
est and ablest of our advanced thinkers, speakers and fighters. He is a
Durham miner and for many years
was one of the leading figures in that
hard-headed northern county, and
what he doesn't know about mining
is not worth knowing.
"Mr. Richardson's departure ia a
great loss to the fighting section of
the labor movement of this country
and his place will be hard to fill.
"I wish him and his wife and children God speed."
"Robert Smillie.
"President   Miners'   Federation   of
Great Britain.
WHAT will you women voters
do oa December 6th? Will
you vote blindly for the old
pol.t.-il party candidate* for a con-'
tinuatioB of the supporf of tbe big
exploiting iatere-rts or will you rote
with your eyes open and a't-rt to the
evEs of present day soe-ety?
Helen Keller, tbe world famous
deaf, dumb and blind girl, urges
you to take ap the battle with the
Labor Party for humanity. She
says:
O-t of tbe Dark
Step by step my investigation of
Mai-dries- led aw into the industrial
world. And what a worid it is! I
must face unflinchingly a world of
facts���a world of misery and degradation, of bliadneaa, crookedness and
sin. a world struggling against the
elements, against tbe unknown,
against itself. Hew reconcile this
worid of fact with thc bright worid
of my imagining. My darkness had
been filled with the light of intelligence, aad. heboid, the outer day-lit
worid was stumbling and groping in
social blind-tea_. At first I was meet
unhappy; but deeper study restored
my confidence. By learning the sufferings aad burdens of Been, I became
aware as never before of the life-
power which, though never completely victorious, m continually conquering. The very fact that we are still
here carrying on the contest against
the hosts at annihilation proves that
oa the whole the battle haa gone for
rorld's great heart
to the prodigious
which God set it- Rebuffed, baft always persevering; self-
reproached, but ���rer gaining faith;
undaunted, tenatious. the heart of
man labors taw aids has���ani ably distant goals. Discouraged not by difficulties without, or the anguish of agea
within, the heart listens to the secret
voice that whispers: "Be not dismayed; in the future lies the Promised Land.''
TARIFF NOT A
CAMPAIGN ISSUE
Old Parties Have Mo Bed
Says Old Labor Party
BIBEEU SHUTS OUT
CHEAP CHINESE LABOR
VLADIVOSTOK.���Drastic regulations have been issued by the Labor
Department prohibiting the employment of foreign subjects ia any kind
of work. Should employers be unable
to secure Russian labor they are directed to apply to the local labor
board. The regulation shuts out
Chinese cheap labor which has been
imported here.
(By E. T. Kingsley.)
An election campaign is new on in
this Dominion of Canada, for the
purpose of electing a House of Commons, from which a go���ex-meat will
he formed to pre aid- over the destiny
e. the country aad steer the "Ship
of Siate** safely through reefs aad
tide ripe of a possibly adverse fortune
during another period of years. Probably no similar campaign haa ever
been ssarked with a mere complete
absence of issue* or policy to be
fought out hy contending partiripants
of    the    old    parties    for    "public
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Great Britain now haa 72 Labor
men in parliament and this numb���: is
increasing steadily. Vote Labor in
Canada.
steadily.
Vote for Labor���join the party.
For good and sufficient reason, the
political talent of the ruling clam in
human society haa been rapidly deteriorating ia quality of latter yean.
From an impartial surrey of the aitu-
ation throughout the worid and of the
political timber available to prop H
up with, it septal- that the ir.te.lec-
taal bankruptcy of the political parties and heachmea of the ruling ctasa
ia wefl nigh ret ���Hispid, at aay rate
as far aa Ceaadi is concerned. No
syege three
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Are You a Thinker?
C t>-<mpatTm t I** ���
TRY to think why wa hew* <
the worker is so lac-dag i
think tha I
���nstraments ef |
the railways.     Al
which is the seoaas ef life.    Th* m
control th* life of th* ssillioos      Th*
Iff* is to secat* p ha of the** lalfipiai
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RAILWAYS HELP
PLUNDER COUNTRY
Whs re Ar* Year Spokesmen?
Where   is   the   spokesman   of   the
! working clam?   What have they been
'doing with their ballots?    Where ii
Scandalous   Series   of   Bailway
Deals Pnt Across by
Politicians.
' T he government railways constitute
Trades Union Directory
I S��-cre__ri��-s are ra-a.t_fi.rtl _�� kawp this D-rcartory op-to-dalrl
I
Vancourer Unions
the spokesman of the farmer? There , Canada's greatest immediate financial
are a hundred to spring to their feet: problem,
if capital  is endangered.
Before it all other prob-
- sVacal an���President, John
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Secretary. P. BVnjoatt-. O'f-ce ?+�� MBl'ltlBiaaa. Lsdga sBa���Trsnt-ssnTX
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On the other side of this continent,
in the city of Xew York. Urbain Ledoux, a Frenchman, and leader of the
unemployed in that crty. recently
made a dramatic appeal at St. Mark's
Church for overcoats for the unemployed, among whom were great
numbers of ex-service men, one of
whom had sold his Croix de Guerre
for 50 cents to buy food.
Away over in England on Armistice
Day. twenty thousand unemployed ex-
service men and their dependents,
marched to the Cenotaph beari-sg banners describing their poverty, aad
hundreds of these wore pawn tickets
attached to their ribbons in place of
medals.
In France, on. the same occasion
police dispersed.a procession of ex-
service men who were 'bearing a
wreath with an inscription reading.
"To the unknown Poiiu from the men
of the scrap heap of Society."
And this condition of affairs exists
est.   r-otm.
sonr ram -hroxs_ss_s���r.-e*_ �����>_.-._
F. P. Gpug-h: Secretary. W. H. McLean. -��-5 Broads-ay ~'?_*.
at "������ Pender Street West at S p.--.
every  third   Tueeday   in  ��� oath
Why are lema appear small and comparatively Btr^M^tmapaa owrsai.���Q
; they  so silent  in   regard  to  labor's easy of solution.   The Borden govern-
wrongs?���Franklin H. Wentworth.     j ment thought that it had a solution
*    *    * in its proposal to unite ail Canadian
General Odium's Outlook ; roads, save the Canadian Pacific, into j
Brigadier-General   Victor   Odium, | one system, owned by the state but l
D.S.O., C.G.M., and all the rest of it,  operated as a private corporation��� j
states that he_cj_nfi��- agree with Tom . the Canadian National Railways. But
Richardson,   Labor's   candidate   for  though  this policy has been  carried I
Vancouver South,  because he  is an : into "effect  by the  Meighen  govern- j
internationalist,   while  Odium   styles  ment, the record of its operations to
himself a "Britisher," whatever that j date has demonstrated that the real
m^y mean.   To the general's way of : problem' is as far from being solved
thinking one's outlook and regard for j as it ever was.    In 1920, the loss on
his fellowmen must always be restrict- j these roads, including operating and
ed to national boundaries, and that, if j fixed charges, was over $100,000,000.
his altruism becomes international his : Old Parties Responsible
affection for his home land must'be :     The old political parties are direct-
le-ssened.    It is difficult to follow his ; !>*   responsible   for   this   lamentable i -�����������������_.���-���.T
r��__*o:-..nj_.    Does a man loose affec-  state  of  affairs,  which  has strained!
tion for his wife because he loves her ' the. financial credit of the country to .
children and then does he- loose af-; the breaking point:   In exchange fori
fection for both because he endears ��� huge  campaign   funds, they  enabled
his own parents?   If Tom Richardson ! the most unscrupulous band of adven-
h_d  nothing else to recommend him   turers that ever plundered a country
to the electors of Vancouver South, | to put over the most scandalous ser-j
t>e fact that he has vision enough to j ies of railway deals that this or any'
look beyond artificial boundary lines , other country ever saw.    Assured of:
shot-Id be sufficient to entitle him to ! millions wherewith to fight election .
Boh-. Secretary. Evan McMUlaa;
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fo_rth ���
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lender Sxra-et West. Meat's at SIS
IVe-der Street West at g jm.. on m
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Base; Fsa. She B. A Bake*: Bee. tfce,
McMiUaa.  1��S (Mm Suvet.    Meats
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*-*>��_- aa4 faa-rth T-'-raoJays in month.
SA11EBS    IBTBB-A-riOM���_   CTSIOM.
l-oa-al No. 1_�����Pre��i-er... C. K. Herrett; Secretary. A. K. Jennie-. J-*
<'amble Street. Meets K.*��m J5J. J!��
Pender Street Wssat. at T Ii j, ���_ oa
accord and fourth T~eeday�� tn snooii
at__cs-aa���Tsra. bsw rdutsi^ t
BTSE-���J���SB, l_ocal Nil 1S1���Pres-le-t
W. J. Rartlett: Serretary. T. MeHitc**.
It��< S:v_- Avenue Vest. Meets at
J IS  Pender S:re��t West at   S pass, on
third Tuesdsy of each month.
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l>����:Jent.   W.   R   _VI-_mi_:   Sect-tanr.
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dsn _iiw.r��L��. ?:;�� F'ttli Avenue West.
Meet* at  World  .:..;_._*.  Vanroaver.
________���* Saturday of  each week.
rmojf ss-rsuu_-
la, Cscal   Xo.   IM���
_i a '
���-**> X*. SS��� P-_de_at. ��-*��__r!*, K**ll.
Secreiary. Alfred Horry ��<1 Tnlrtr-
*^irt�� Avenue K��r_ it^ts al SIS
P--:v*er S'reet West, at S ram. oa first
" <a!-esday  an  as-^cth.
President. R Lynn: Secretary. A.
Krsser. }'.��������� m 10J. JIJ Pender S:r��et
w'e��t. Meets 11 II. Pender Street
We��t. at S p.���- on ,ftrst aad th:rd
MiarWys   of each  month.
Tre support of every man and woman
who wishes his country well.
GOUGING CHINA  -'-''
Aside from the proposals to'limit
armaments,   the   delegates   to   the,
"Af���is Conference" are going to be ���
busy devising ways and means of ex- j
pioiting China.    Her territory is rich j
in natural resources.    Vast deposits.
of coal, iron, copper and tin abound
in various parts.    In fact in one part'
of Manchuria there is a coal deposit
that is estimated to contain enough
coal to last the entire world, at the
present rate of consumption, for sev-  to^ove'rflowVng^and yeTouT^en*-?*  tire *PP<~'tion. found in their oppo- j but they both initiated the legislation
era!   thousand    years.     Japan    and^oar to*|ers and their dependents are >tion to the eight hour bill a common j for the payment of the required mil
Great Britain are the chief contenders cryin_ .j-^j for the neeeasaries of 'srround  of agreement.     They  nobly
for the "spheres of influence" which   life p0ij$icia-_, prmte about what they ���-*���"-nk   Pett"i*  srievances   and   became
will exist only for the appropriation   haye doBe __.d mftMl y^y ^jjj do_l
of Chinese trade and the exploitation   but   the   maa_��   jtfll   starve   amid
of her natural resources. j p|enty  an<1 the ^^ j, Bot y^ a fit'
' place for heroes to live in.
boot sn ai
I.oc-1 Xo. SBS ��� Preshlent. Tb.��
Ardley: Secretary. Toss Cory. 4��S
Vernon Drive. Meeta at 31* Pecder
Street West at S pm. oa first T-*es��__r
in  month. <  '   ',,
-mbia. stasrosra astd
Presideat.   W.   KTerr:
Psd-eM.    Meets at Laksr BaB sa lad
M'sTST-a    ~IselSsat.      <X
Ha-r*: J~ea-i~tary. J _. Irvine: B_sl-
t*��e* Acent. K. A ��;>t.Sard tit
RSchard-. Street M^etv at JIJ iVc'er
5treet West on Trst and third Monday   :-   _��~th  at  9 p.t_L
ZREBS.
in a worid of plenty.   Human energy _ ...   .     _           .
,.,_���__*,                            , Solidarity  Forever!
applied to the natural resources of
the   earth   haa  produced   an   over- Aftor weeks of bully-ragging and
abundance of food and clothing and hmfia*  of challenges,   charges  and
hou-ini.   material.    Tbe warehouses, 'hat-not, "Honest" John Oliver and
'j
j the cold storages, tbe stores are filled j
Mr. Bowser, leader of the Conserva-
'Vlass conscious.'
1 ��� 1
plenty, and the world is not yet a fit
In "The Strength of the Strong,"
Jack London    tells    how,    when the
strongest of the brute men, commit-
The        STICKING TO  PRINCIPLES       ]t^ a particularly atrocious act, the
There are a number of workers who  ^st 0f the tribe would appease their
campaigns, corrupt politicians representing both parties, backed the wild-
rat schemes of railway promoters and
pledged the public credit to the extent
of hundreds of millions of dollars in I
order to see them through.   Not only j
did both old political parties back the j
general proposals of these promoter-, j
lions. They both are equally guilty
It is well that this should be remembered, for Canada would not be in
the fix she is in today were it not that
the Canadian public was shamelessly
suld out.
Bsn��
^_���� **���- :."'���������Prvat-n- Ren ��*u-_-��_.
Secretary J. Cr-at.-r. Rvuiw-��� A_*-a_
F -W. W-la__ oin-i ji>| i^^r HjJL
Meets al SI* rVadrr Stre-t West, st S
�����- ��� wnai aad f-arth Pr-tai-.
-OTaH.SSiSBB   PXEb-aaaTtCU-. L��ra_
__ ��-"���P��-stde��t. R-r A- Perry: See-
��-��*���*. Atexaadsr Mcrray. Mil Tenth
Avenne Weat. Meets at 4��S fVoder
Street West, at 7:20 p.^ oa faarth
Tares Say of ax���th
IIS Pander Street West."! *��SBHStmnauST COBaBUiT,���T. a iTc.
Meets at SIS  Pender Street Weat. at
S p m. serial sad fearth Meaday.
_  Local    IS-���PrasMant
Geo.  Mowat:  Secretary.   Frank
Box 111.    Meets at 31S   Pender Street
Weat at S p.m. every third Wadnsaday
In month.	
ere10  ebcpi.or_���ca.   Local x��.  ss���
President.   J.   White:     Secretary.     ���: 1
Hsrrtaon.    Office Its  Cordova Street
West.     Meets at   1��S  Csrdosa  Street
West at S p m. on  tha flrat and  third >
F"rid*y   in  month.
���t���~' st-Lxa. xmopi���vt������sr   ivxai s.
5�����President. R A.  Black; Secretary. *
Aid. W. J. Scrtboen. City Hall.   Mee's
at lit Cordova Street West, at * p.m_
on   first   Wednesday  of e��ch   month.
W. 3. BazHsM   Secret.-. Mrs.
���a  the  first aad  third   Thar-stav   ia
_J__a_*J__a_aav___	
Local Xo,  tV-rtnideat. S W. Myers:
S__TH*-"r. ^ R �����*-**��*���--. Box SS��.
Meats at It. Hastings Street. Vane-raver, at S p.m. oa second Toeadajr    tn
*BBi>f_tl__
i^Jt-YeeMeat. A X _-e-e!��:'s��*-*ary.
��*-^arie�� Bird. SeJ* fnkao Street-
Meets at I OOP Halt SIS Haailte*
Street, at S p.m. on first Monday     la
r..a-:"~
STRIKE CAUSED BY
CONTRACT BREAKING
SERVICES   RENDERED
We are told to look at the services
Meighen   has   rendered   labor,
sending of labor leaders abroad and
placing  others   in   high   offices   has, cri'-ic*-fe -*,Dor V***** without giving anger by beating upon a certain hol-
however. not benefitted labor in this *-"-*  *��*rious  thought  to  tbe  trying _ow ],_- with clubs and roaring until
country to any great extent. Poverty, ronditions under which these papers the beating became rhythmic and the
misery and  unemployment  stalk  in are ���*-*"** 'n existence.   The political  -���_- a chanting and in this manner
our midst, while politicians look hope- , *��dv*rtBing carried by this paper has j giving vent to their outraged feelings.
leaaly around  for a solution  to the hrought  forth  criticism   from  some j     Thi, paapage has always reminded
many   problems  and   are  not   even quarters, but these critics mnaa admit, _, 0f our political elections.    They
capable of introducing any remedial j *-*-*-*' *"* h*Te ��������"�����-�����' the old parties are_ jn a large sense, nothing more
measure that will relieve the situation ���nd *������ *��>��*����� ����� every column of \ than'national hee-haw contests, where I *?*��rn*enl   workers  are
to any great extent. the paper.   The finances derived from
The old parties, catering aa they th��** *fcdvertise-��nts and from those
Big  Difference   Between   Labor
Cost and Selling Price
of Garments.
NEW YORK.���More than 60.000
on   strike   in
ia much frothing and clamor but | protest of one of the most glaring
little else.   For example, everyone is I -n��t*��nces of contract-breaking in the
. I>aral
452���President   Geo.   H.   Hardy:   Sec-;
retsry.   W.    J.    Johnston:     -lasiaeas <
>��ent. CZ. r. Thom.   Office 3*4  Labor
Hall.     Meets second and  fourth  Moo-
dsy at S p.m. tn Labor HalL
~��a_    I:
_..'BTaT OOMSlVCrOiStSL Division So.
-��.���Pres.dent.ai W. Hatch: Secretanr
��__.: "^r*^ _."*** *���**��"���*���-�� Stwet.
Meets at I OOP Halt oa first Saaday
���t 2 p.as_ aad <n third Thursday at
���  p.m.
BAILWAT CABMEX tmmm a��Ttm7-fimT-
dsaa, T- S>as-err.>i.. Secretary. B. 3.
���si 1 Sese Sherhra��ke 9* Meals 1st
aad Srd Fridaya, ia CmjHm-. Hsdt
.   Local   Xo.   lit
Mitchell:   Secretary.
do. and must to the plutocrats, the of ��** nierchaate^aid ua to fight the agreed that the political environment nMory of tbe trade union movement.
combines and the magnates, dare not ( hattlea of the woriring claaa. aad were j _. n.j ^^ yct we are continually
attack the root of the cause of the;*1*---* not forthcoming we would have joking ^t good men to place them
economic chaos and reason should tell
any worker, that with a country so
rich aa Canada in natural resources.
with all kinds of commodities stored
ap awaiting consumption, and with
willing hands ready to apply their
energy to producing more, not a living soul should be in want.
to appeal to the workers for financial  ���, a,^ j^j .orroundings with the
Replying to a statement by the
manufacturers that a 10 or 20 per
cent   wage   reduction    will    reduce
support   But we want to assure our ���-���_-( o^ at ^jy election we are I Drice*- ^-"dent Schlesinger, of the
readers that the inoney derived from  busily engaged in faying to put out I International Ladies' Garment Work-
these advertisements cannot buy our ^ ^t of g-^ men ..g^ wrong,'���  er*'J*^v
opinions.    We have been to jail six L-4 replacing them with another set        The ,abor cort on * WOln������n,��� clo��k
times for standing by oar principles to -^ wrong." that reUils for $40 is $7.     I*he re-
and fighting the batt-ea of the work-j    iB   <���,   political   campaigns   the
ing class    and although we desire to j voter n figuratively speaking permit-
To bring this about it is impera- do ��ir best to keep oat *f jafl���we ^j to g-,,,1, hia teeth, beat his breast,  .
tive that the workers should turn out; i"**0*-- to ""-"- ������ ����* �����**��� ���* *** 1 roar and -rent his spleen upon what- *10 to *"���    TJe reU,,ef b��-ye_ ���"
cABrarrxaa
Brsack Presideat.   T.   S   Cs
naas  A (eat   A urns  MarSwana:
& C.  WeMer.   140 ISth Ava W.    Meets  ���President,   c.   A
Snd and 4th Taetday at S psu ta F.LP. [    T>. A   Mnaro. T�� Seventh Avenue Test
Hall. I     Meeta at I-O-OF Halt. Hamilton Street
We.   2  Braach.���Secretary.   W.  Bray.   ���* i    n* ..2* psn. ea firm Tuesday and S*3S
18th   A v..   W.    Meets  1st aad Srd Tnes-"
day at B pja, ia F.LP. Ha-L ISS Cevdeva
8*~ w- ttam���Prea.deat C F. C. Crate;
Ce* Cray. 1CSS First Are
Bast.    Meats at  Eaa-tes* HalL Vaaco.-
v*r   at J 20 pin.  aa r.rat aad    third
ta aasath.
n���Lon third Tatewtov.
CIOSBMS���*BBB.  Local   Xo   JST���President.     (1.     Thomsa    Secretary.   R.    J. i
Cralir. 3t  Kootenay Street.    Meets   at I
?'�� Pender Street West, at S sm.   on
first Tuesday la month.
SI 3
. Local
President. IX W. MeDoacall
P. H Burrowa: Baalaass *eert. kh
Morruon. OfTtrs ��!��� Faaisr Street
Weet. Meets at ����� P���sSse
Weat at S  p.���. every Monday.
-BSRaTa-B. Local Xo. IS��� Prssi-
dsnt. Percy TtSilas; Secretary Ca-ML
A. Watson. Xo. S Fire HalL Twmlttk
and Quebec Bliaofa. Taacoever.
at SIS Fender St
tailer pays |28 for the garment
"The labor cost on a cloak that
sells for from $75 to $100 is from
the old parties and proceed to pro-' toiling masses ia all their straggles.. tTeT candidate or party his fancy
dace for use instead of for profit      j Th����- however, does not mean that we chooses and. having done this, he goes
  f are going to be "Ted to the slaughter**. away satisfied.
j by a bunch of irresponsible hotheads, j see
Robert Lease Stevenson
It wiU be twenty-seven years ago
tomorrow,   December  3,   1894,  that
to -"T1!1 Robert Louis Stevenson died at Vali-
1 mia. his island home in the South Pa-
garment for about one-half of his
selling price. The same proportion
applies in more expensive garments."
TO THE SCRAP HEAP
I When   the   ruling   claaa   and   their
Next Tuesday the old party candi- henchmen ,re ^ -ga.ning- for _*
dates will be putting in their Ustl.^^ _��, fc ��* ,*��� when we!
shots on behalf of Big Business. The | __���. ^ t0UmiOar]
battle has been expensive for them. Wooddled. regardless of critics.   It is
but the odds were so great that a'.ollv .. mttt,mnt ��. ���-#..,-.������ .v. -__* ��**���***��� -*������" ���""u ma* "-1 ""* oou,*a *""*
miprame effort had to be made, but in ["Vl^����'iTLj^iZnt^ S^no>^ " b"t kn��*n to ^
spite of the vut expenditure of !!_ .- "2��� V^ ���"***#*#���>�� for his immortal ������Treasure
-maey. a great man, of th. hone* **���* ^aTSl ataSsI-lSH^ r^ "haV befailina poem, of
-�� of Specud Privilege will be left | %%���� wnTfi-lnce. ^^5 <*��<** *��� ^^ ��*�����t
oat in the cold dreary world.    The tica,
ntmrnt against the Meighen gov-
from exploiters
or from finances from exploiters for
it and against the Liberal huMmg and saaiataining colleges.
pasty, who would step into the shoes jKhooU> i.brsuri��a. city councils, proof the Unionist Government, is. how- vi_cja, ^ fwhtB, ,���!!.,���!.
ever, ao great and been smouldering which ^ wotkera hope to and must
so long, that the old gang of politi- erentuaUy contn>1
cians will receive such a setback, that        *         ;	
it is doubtful if they will eeer re-'    __ _ ���        ._. . ,_.
mm Don t say all candidates are alike.
_____ . . . . . - Vote Labor and note the difference.
There is absolutely no chance of
either party getting into the Govern- j
���ment seats.    The farmers' party is
ao well organized and so resentful of
the   treatment   accorded   them  that!
7^tlTJJS %SfmmttLt I ����<- fifty ��� �����**. *���*r*�� ����*��
^U,Wfll.bedC^. ^^^IfT ��  month, is our rabscriptio.
tshows that this remarkable writer had
Staying away from the pol.i*wa!l
not remedy the itts of present day society���vote Labor.
a clear majority over the old
-parties and in conjunction with the.
labor  party  candidates,  whom   the!
price.    Subscribe today.
All Japanese school  children are
farmers are allied with in a majority ��� ^  MJ g ,*_*__,��_���  u
ot raari will constitute the new eoT-' ,._._,     -      *-. .     ._��._.
rule the foreigners land.     Is it any
'not only seen life, but had experienced it
"It is all very fine to talk about
tramps aad morality. Six hours of
police surveillance (such aa I have
had! .or one of brutal ejection from
aa inn door, will change your views
upon the subject like a course of lectures. As long sa yon keep in the
upper regions with all the worid bowing to you as you go, social arrangements have a eery handsome air, but
once get under the wheels and you
wish society to the devil. I will give
most respectable men a fortnight Of
such life and then I will offer them
two pence for what remains of their
morality.**
���Robert Louis Stevenson.
will constitute the new governing body of Canada.
The "Champions of Canadian Labor-* wiD be relegated to the ���crap-
heap and labor win proceed to administer to its own needs.
"HEROES" PAWN MEDAI_f
Tbe   Returned   Soldiers*   Club of
Vancouver is appealing, "through the
papers, for saits, overcoats and
for anmmmjmnmt iid pinnilei
/
wonder that Japan waste to continue
with a big navy?
By eliminating hundreds of stockholders,   highly   paid   directors
grafters and running the read far
profit Heavy Ford has
what can be done with
WHIST AND DANCE
BIGGER ANDBETTER
m*
_Presdsnt. Mrs  V.   _
Ada Hawkaworth. MIS Flsssta*
Meats at  I-hour Ben at S
first Thursday In month.
Loeal No _S -President. 3. _
Secretary. 3. W. vanHooh. Ill Seymour
Street Meets at Ml Bijmisi street
first and third Wedssss-y at *��-3��
Second and fourth Wedneaday at Srja?
Meets  at 7    pm.
y at ISS Caedssa Street Weat
Local     Na
��l���PrasMe-L J. _ Dai
K  T. Kelly.  1SSS
Meats second and faarth
month.   SIS
Local No. 1ST���Pisshts**. A. R Ftnly
Secretsry. A. P. Surga* tit FttXr
seventh Avenue East Meets at SIS
Holds* BuiMlnr Tan fever, at 8 p-sa.
and Sh!  -
on first
Fridays la
r_oc*l No. ��
dent.  It  3. Bhedsa: Secretary   H  Wa:
ker,  IMS  Pendrail  Street.    Meeta   at
Room SSS. SIS Pender Street Wast, at
CIVIC OFFICIALS JOIN
KU KLUX KLAN
TEX AS.���The report of the special
grand jury investigating the Ku Klux
Klan activities in Travis County,
made public oa November 1, states
that W. a Miller, sheriff of Travis
County, admits membership ia the
Klan; that th* Austin Chief of police,
a city detective and a county deputy
to answer to questions
ia tha organi-
Last Friday'! Social Proves Popu
larity    of    Monthly    Get
Aoqaainted Affairs.
The Whist Drive and Dance held
last Friday under the auspices of the
Joint Label Trades Committee, was
bigger and better than the last one,
and is a sure sign of their increased
popularity. The winners, of the whist
prises were. Gents' first, union made
hat won by A. M. Davis; second, box
of William Tell union made cigars,
won by R. C. Hirst; booby, union
made baby rompers, won by R. Mc-
Whinnie. The ladies' first union
made house dress, won by Sylvia
Brown; second, union made house
dress won by Miss M. Andrews;
booby, union made baby rompers, won
by Mrs. E. Carrnthers.
Committees  la Charge
Tickets, Messrs. Herrett McDonald
and Hanafin; whist drive, Messrs.
Watts and Wheatcroft; refreshments.
Messrs. Weir and Cummings and Mrs.
Dolk; prises, Mrs. Mahon and Mr.
Herrett; floor, Messrs. Van Hook, Mc-
Cormick, Wilson, Blain and Meadamer
Mahon. Herrett snd Moffat
iocoxo���VB
hood   of. Dlvtatsa N<
n. P. Boston: Secretary. H. A. B
Ponald.   IfJ*  Peadrtll St, Vi
.Meets   st   I OOF.   BaB  a*
Fourth Tuesdays la each
o-m^
lajsthsji.
asm  __-
.    N*
T. MeRwea: Secreiary. H. O.
7M     Helmcken     Streat,      Ti	
Meeta at I oo.F. Ban. a* rmi
third -nrarsda���1 sf
I~eal   No
B. Blsse:
Cerdsva Street Was*.
devs Street West, al S ��aa. aa first aad
third FrMa���i la
No. I4S^PreaMa>l~ W. MkCartney
SIS Loadon Bulldlns: Secretary. O W
Sasted. SIS LsaSsa Butldtas Meeta
at SIS London BuUdin* 00 first Saa-
day In month at T:�� aaa
-WAT
Local No. H
Secretary.   A. P.
der Streat   West.
at S sa oa third __>_______* at
Grtfflo. M7 S-sth A'
A.O.F.
Ran. M<
Pleasant at ISIS am, a* firat j
*��T  aad 7 slss. aa third Mea��_iy
.   Local
destl. C Pelmss: Secreta-r.
IM Oetkard Blreet.    Most*  ta  Laaar
KOI Taae-a-ar   t  S pm. firm ~
sBBT. Loral N* 178���Fresl-
La-sea. IMS     Bay-sear
mary C TtiPsaall   F  O.
IJw SM-   Meet* ar SIS _
West, at S sat. ���
-each.
. . Local MS��� n-aidaat
C ft Oalller: Secretary aad B���daiaa
AsoaL a. N Neelaada. OftV* SM Laher Han. Meets las
������nth at S ssa.
Provincial U\
3. Clark: Seeret-ry. J. G. Keefe: Bavl-
ness A*���nt. P. BsBSOaaB: Office SIS
Pea der Street West. Meets at S19
Pender Street 11 vt at S p.���. oa
aad _______ Tharadsy.
Street.  Set tstary
ward, mi Oarfhi Streec.
��a aa first aad third
la month at Tradee HalL
SBtra-CSASTB.   Local   No.   14
Bowyer:  Secretary A
London   Bulldlns.    Meeta    at
Hall.   Homer Street, at tt
aecond Sunday la month.
aTwSdV
Hare vour NEXT SUIT
made oy���
Perry & Dolk
TAILORS
Room 33, IS Hasting. St. W.
Next to PanUges
Ha;   Secretary
attest st 7 p.m. mum
F tft. .
Meet* at Car����*tersr HaO aa
aad faarth
Because tbe Liberal and Consenra-*-* ST
tive   candidates   ia   Halifax.   X.S.
would not have their printing done'
\
in fair shops aad bearing the union
label, the Printing Trades at a general
meeting called upon all its mimhsis
and aD other members of organised
labor to support the two labor
la* est,
it t pm at CMS '
"V.-'%'" '��� '":, "    *���-������,'���'���'[���' ^"Jffl^;V'^P��^^
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THE BRITISH COLUMBIA LABOR NEWS
PAGE THKEB
��;ii��ii:��..:i:.;:;.H.::;::i;:::.^:;ii:;:i;;;;Tnn*ra;^^
"LAID OFF"
Two Short Words, Bridging the Gulf Between
COMFORT aad POVERTY
. 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 RECOMMEND you to start such an account
AT ONCE, at one of our City Branches.
HASTINGS AND SEYMOUR  G*o, S. Harrison, Manager.
Cordova dc Abbott Main A. 25th Ave. Main ��-  Broadway
Where   You   WiU   Receive   Prompt   aad   Courteous   Attention
Union Bank of Canada
P.S.���If you are living in a-Trominurrity not provided with
Banking facilities, address us by mail, and we will be glad to
guide you in respect to "Banking by Mai!."
"THE PRESS OF
THE COUNTRY
Himiniimiimiiiiniiiiiiui
WHAT OTHERS SAY
In tliene rolumriH there w ill Ik- i>riiit<-��l every week the
l<vi<linjr editorials from ot!i��*r n--v. -j��_-s|m-i*~ .-ii>��� 1 iiingnziiH-s
LABOR  PARTY PROGRESS
How It Seeks to Kill Free Thought
and Constitutional
Action.
(By Jerome K. Jerome, Noted English I
Publicist.)
Nine-tenths of the press of this!
country is in the hands of a small i
group of rich men who mean to rule |
the nation. It is the press that has '
killed constitutional action. The press j
seeks to kill free thought���to kill
free speech. And it is succeeding. It!
has monopolized to itself all the j
sources of information. It stands be-'
tween the thinker, and the people. It'
will not allow anybody but itself to
be heard. It poisons the mind of the
people with false information. It sup- !
presses facts that it does not wish the j
people to know. It doles out to them !
only such "news" as it considers good ���
for them. - It colors the truth for its ;
own purposes.    It dresses up li>-3 in i
Referring to the recent municipal
elections in Great Britain, the London
Daiiy Herald says:
'"lhe Labor candidates had a stiff
never elected by the people yet he
, holds an important portfolio. Sir
| James Lougheed was never elected by ' P'ausihility.    It is the press aad not;
Cabinet   Par'ian>ent that rules Canada today.
j Parliament only registers its decrees, i
and the Government is nothing but its
the people but was made a
Minister.
So it would appear that the charges    - ��� ��� (
task at the recent municipal elections against the Labor and Farmer move-  tamc  executive.     No politician  who
and they came well out of the contest,   nu-nts of "class" domination, and to  w'snes to succeed dare flout its com- ,
despite disasters in Manchester, Liver-  the effect that these movements de- ' nlan''s-    it makes and unmakes cab- j
pool, Glasgow and Dundee, labor has  part from lne principle of British re-) -ne*-��-   The public service is its play- j
increased  in  strength.     Out of  190 j preventative  government,  could   not! thing.    The press itself in its turn is I
seats vacated it held 154, and captur-  receive a better answer than a refer-
ed about 80 others. lehte to the make-up of the present
That is not a sweeping victory, but  administration.   ���   Alberta   Labor
it is a victory.   And it is a victory all  xews.
the more creditable when we remem-! 	
ber that in many cues the Conserva-       ^bor-j _NWARD MARCH
tives and  Liberals have worked  in
complete unity to prevent any true
representation of working-class inter-
Events of the current election cam-
ruled by the capitalists. It depends
for its existence upon the great ad-
1 vertisers. In its turn it is the instrument of the great financial interests
and their aristocratic dependents. The
press is the enemy of the people. It
has usurped the entire authority of
the country.    Exempt from all re
sponsibility, with neither a body to be
paign in Canada have indicated that   ,    ,    . ...._._ _   -_ _.
eata. , J : kicked nor a soul to be damned, it has
In Glasgow, because of Communist *,nn* |he ,asrt/,W" or **"** yea���'! become the most dangerous despotism
opposition, there was a lose of live ""f^T ��fbbor* "?d <TC'*''y j that Democracy has ever been called
Labor party councillors, and all four organized labor, has awakened to the' ^ f
Communist candidates were defeated.  **��*^ ��'economic revolution by con-j   ��~
"The old pretense about the inher- *�����tioiial means; revolution by ob- ��M"* P��-P-�� ��-����-**-
ent differences of Conservative and to-n-n* contro- of ���*��� government of I The press in every country has gof
Liberal ideas has been practically **h* country; of the province, and of (the people down. And until its power
obliterated in local politics, just as the municipality. Labor is at last be- is broken it will hold t..e people down,
the Coalition has largely abolished it """"I? ���wr* of the fact that Com- It uses the ballot-box as a conjurer
in national politics. There was a mereM Aristocracy. Big Business and uses his magic ro<D The people may-
common and determined effort on the Special Privilege, is powerful only by put in what theyjfink. What comes
part of the possessing class to keep v,rtu* o' it* control of the machinery j out of it is whet the press chooses,
the borough council, safe for Messrs., of government; and that the workers **
Bumble and Boodle, with their uni- ��" eom�� -"*��� ***ir own if they will
fied forces of niggardly reaction. on,T untt* to **uo the reins of gov-
"Furthermore, there was a ruthless **-*-*��* through the proper use of Jests
campaign on the familiar anji-waste the halloL
lines, with the idea of frightening the' In Gn*t Britain, the next general
timid ratepayer into safeguarding the i election, inevitably will put the Labor
vested interests. Labor, to do justice P*"**-" in control; Sweden already has
to the destitute and to carry on its' accomplished this end, and elsewhere,
war against slums and disease, must the onward march of labor in the
spend money, and is thus open to the Political field ia truly wonderful,
vile misrepresentation of those who\Aai everywhere, wherever the work-
are determined to save the rich at the j ���*-*��� naT* awakened to the need of
expense of the starving unemployed L-"bor control, that awakening
and their dependents.
"Yet, despite the Tory-Liberal liaison and despite the Tory-Liberal lies,
labor has improved its position in the
control, that awakening can
be traced to the stupidity of the
Money Masters, tbe commercial aristocracy.
Industrially. Canada is not yet suf-
boroughs. In a straight fight between j ncientry developed to make possible
Ubor snd landlordism tbe battle is immediate Labor control of govern-
going, slowly but none the lass surely, j ****** I�� the meantime, we can do
to the democratic army. !��he  next  best thing,  we can  vote
The pressure must be maintained, ��� against the Meighen government and
the reserves accumulated, the staff- thus voice at least that much of pro-
work improved. Labor, aa well as'tea* against financial pirates who have
consolidating its municipal gains, had a strangle hold on the neck of
must keep on its preparation* for the (the Dominion during the regime of
complete overthrow of municipal re-j the Meighen administration���Western
action." ! Labor News.
AN
ILLUSTRATION OF "CLASS"
GOVERNMENT
The "class" government cry that is
JAPANESE ADROITNESS
The politicians are its humble courtiers. Behintl its screen of falsehood
and suppression the moneyed inter-
their will. It has become
the fortress of reaction, and there is
no power within the constitution that
can hope to make a breach in its de-
fenc<s. The power of the platform
can < nly be exercised with its permission. \ It has bought up the pen, and
permits of no new enterprise. Here
and there a people's paper continues
a precarious existence. Lacking capital, lacking advertising support, its
influence is confined to narrow limits.
It is the abuse of its power by tbe
press that is driving the thoufcht and
energy of the country to theN-on-
viction that if the people are ever
really to rule, methods will have to be
found that are not likely to obtain
the approval of the press.
Worker
Read
Every
Should
This Letter
A PERSONAL message from Peter Wright, the great British
Labor leader, dealing with the issues which, will lie decided
at the polls on December 6th.
ON EMPRESS OF BRITAIN. OCTOBER 4. 1921.
To Rt. Hon. Arfhur Meighen
MT DEAR PRIME MINISTER
"I went to Montreal for the purpose of attending your, meeting,
hnl failed to obtain admission lo the ball. 1 has greatly disappointed, but I was delighted after perusing ydtor speech and desire to
congratulate yoii*oii your firm and definite stand at this particular
period when the world is passing through a stage of transition. The
old political shibboleths must be scrapped and only by hard thinking
and honest dealing wjjl we be able to survive the terrible financial
aftermath of this world war.
"I am convinced in my own mind that*the policy for
which you stand is the only practical solution at the
moment to tide Canada through this crisis. Otherwise
Canada wiU become a mere adjunct for the purpose
of dumping the commodities of the U.S.A., which
means poverty and starvation for the industrial
classes and a bitter experience for which you, in
Canada, will have to pay an awful price.
"I wish you God speed in your noble efforts for a united Canada.
Yours sincerely,
(Signed)       PETER  WRIGHT.
FI FfTORS Britain's great labor leader. Vote for the Meighen
isiii-vivnu gg Canadians on December 6���heed the words of
Government candidates and the policy of reasonable protection.
INJUNCTION ISSUED
AGAINST  PICKETING
Because a group of experienced
and all powerful men. acting hi ae-
so dominant in some quarters in the'"*���*��� detemine Japanese policy with
present election comes with very poor' ********r*et ta other nations, tt has exhi-
grace from the people and the inter- jhited a rare continuity of purpose
eats that use it 'most. Presaier f ���-*�� the shrewd selection of appro-
Meighen holds up tbe Farmer and pr-alc methods. But of late some in- or employees.
Labor movements as a gnat danger, dieatioiis of vacillation aad infirmity
that can only be averted by returning ^ have appeared. The Japanese gov-
him aad his government to power. It ernmeat in Ha treatment both of
is wett. therefore, that we should; China aad Siberia has backed and
understand in just what manner Mr. i tailed.    Its policy of economic and
A temporary injunction granted the
New York Milk Conference Board by
Supreme Court Justice Kelby in
Brooklyn enjoins the striking union
members from "picketing in any way
the depots, places of business or
routes of any of the plaintiffs or any
point where they or their employees
are receiving or distributing milk."
and from "spying on the operators of
the plaintiffs or any of the customers
BRIC.-GEN. J. A. CLARK
Candidate for Burrard.
LEON J. LADNER
Candidate for Vancouver
South.
HON. H. H. STEVENS
Minister of Trade and Commerce.    Candidate for Vancouver Centre.
the utter impossibility of a further j for they have been devised solely for
carrying on of their industrial and
financial game at full tilt. That perhaps accounts for the weird cavort-
ings and meaningless mutteringa upon
the part of alleged statesmen and
leading publicists of today.
The culmination of a hundred centuries of human slavery and its vulgar
trail of business, trade and commerce,
was the precipitation of the most gigantic, bloody and destructive war
ever yet recorded iii history. The
closing of this magnificent spectacle
haa been swiftly followed by every
evidence of financial bankruptcy, accompanied with all of its attendant
the purposes of a ruling class and
those purposes are summed up in the
conclusion that they never did serve,
and never can be made to serve any
other purpose than that of intensifying and expediting the exploitation of
slaves and turning the finite of such
exploitation to the account of their
rulers.
In the face of these very easily
verified facts, what supine twaddle it
is to pretend that the "tariff." for
instance, or such other silly stuff can
be termed a campaign issue. It is
all too childish and empty to come
forth from the mouths of even normal
TARIFF NOTA
CAMPAIGN ISSUE
a.
Continued from page, one
Meighen's administration differs from, political aggrandisement remains the
a "class** government. , saase. bat its rulers are not at all as
In the present cabinet, chosen try I aura as they were hew far and how
Premier Meighen. there are eleven!fast they can go. The conditions of duller mediocrity was ever displayed
lawyers. Now lawyers may be very success have changed radically from upon tbe public platform, nor by
useful people under some circum- the days between 1906 and 1917 when means of the other official pro-
Stances, but when eleven of them are!they accomplished so many of their nouncemerts of the old line politi-
found in the cabinet of such a coun- diplomatic successes. In those years jcians and so-called statesmen and
try as Canada while not a single they always possiss.. in a German apolojrisU of the present regime of
farmer or elected Labor man is re-: and Russian alliance aa alternative to! plunder and rapine. And how could
presented, it looks to the Labor News their alliance with Great Britain. But \ it be
aa if the charge of "class** govern- now they have no sach alternative, rulers
ment might be applied. Or is it only f The American government is press
"class" representation when the ex- inr them to define their policy to-
ploited classes are represented? Tbe, wards China and Siberia at the very
principles of representative govern- mc ment when the price of frankness
ment seem also to have received a' may be isolation.   Under these con-
than     thaf    flle
satellites should
��� and    intellectual
the     industrial
otherwise
and   their
land    in    moral -
bankruptcy    once
and financial establishments of
that ruling clam have gone
over the precipice of manifest impos-
rather severe jolt when Mr. Meighen ditions differences of opinion and in-1 ���ibflityT It is quite the common thing
selected his cabinet. Mr. Blondin. if. firmities of tactics are certain to de-j-*��** bankrupts and threatened bank-
we remember correctly, is the gentle-' vdop among the Elder Stat asm in aad ""J**** t0 **�� "bughouse" and even sui-
man who became famous because he the inroads which wealth and industry
said he would like to shoot holes in have already made upon the bomogen-
the British Has. Mr. Blondin was,city of the ruling clans will eacour-
not elected by the people but on the. age these dissension-. The rulers of
contrary has on a number of occa- Japan are still most formidable in
sions been turned down at the polls, their power, determination and adroit-
He was placed ia the Senate and neon; but they are fallible human b*-
frorai there made a Minister of tbe.ings who are being pushed into a
Crown.    Hon. Gideon Robertson was', tight place and who. no matter what
sisuiua wtoi noAj_D
COL.U-IB1A
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To Kmplnyrr* and Kmployees:
In   ordrr   to   arrange   for   the
| pi. lion  of the   Man-farttirlng  Order
_*
branches
of th* Mamif.M turlnn Industry, the1
Minimum Wan* Board submits the following for your consldrratton. and <!������-
strvs to hear the views of all those Interested In the first group to bo dealt
with, which la enumerated below:
cide ia some cases. That is evidently
the only alternative afforded our present rulers and their tools, in face of
they do will have to assume a dangerous loss. It remains to be seen
how they will extricate themselves
and which way they will take their
loss.���Tbe New Republic.
phenomena, by no means the least of: babes and sucklings. Such stuff can
which is a tremendous slowing down | only issue from the caverns of moral
of industry and a threateningly dan- and intellectual bankruptcy.
gerous condition of unemployment
throughout the world.
The figures usually offered as an
indication or expression of the wealth
of the world, upon examination, turn
out to be merely figures of debt, a
i  a ,  ��_._�� _.__   __.-._,_ __ _-_j *-- su- i relation to female learners snd ln.--pe
debt that can never be paid for the j rn(r_ -,ori���.,_ ,n the various branch
good and sufficient reason that all
that is produced is consumed equally
as fast as it is brought forth.   Small
wonder that these figures at last reach
such  imposing dimensions that the
bubble finally hursts and bankruptcy
ensues.
To make a long story short, the
history of the last ten thousand or
more years has been the history of
human slavery. Its culmination bas
been that delectable affair that broke
out in 1914, the aftermath of which
is still with us in the nature of the
bankruptcy and collapse already men-
tioned. The utter impossibility of
slavery has thus been clearly made
manifest. The human race cannot live !
under it for any appreciable length of j
time. The accursed thing will eventually wreck itself, and man will perish
unless a return be made to the path
of liberty, and that sane manner of
existence that actuates the life and
purpose of all other living things.
Slavery, with Ha attendant trade
and commerce, is doomed. It is now
in collapse and must go-down and
out. The vaunted industrialism of
tbe ruling clam has been tried in the
balance and the result can he read by
he who has eyas with which to see and
a brain at all capable of reasoning.
The most that caa truthfully be
be said for the boasted mechanical
achievements of the past is that they
have proven worthy of their creation.
It Is proposed to fix a three-month
1,-arnlng period for all inexperienced
female employees (not covered by Orders of the Board) employed In photographic studios, seed-pai king- and tea-
IKtrking establishments, and In Industries In which any of the commodities
mentioned In the following list are
manufsctured. prepared or adapted
for us* or sale: Wlndow-shadea, soft
drinks, cream and milk products. Ink.
sweeping compounds, men's neckwear, paint, varnish, soap, buttons,
drug and toilet preparation-, gas-
mantles, coffee. spices, extracts.
Jelly powders. baking powders,
sauces, peanut butter, cans cotton.
Jute, and paper bugs, sugar, syrups,
molasses, honey, matches, corn
brooms, mattresses, beds, bed-springs,
bedding, candy (except chocolate dipping), biscuits, macaroni, and vermicelli
The wages proposed for the above-
mentioned group are as follows:
Not less than fie a week for the acc-
month'n employment In the occupation.
Not leas than 10 a week for the aecond month'a employment in the occupation.'
Not less than lit a week for Ihe third
month's employment  In  the occupation.
Not  less than  til a  week thereafter.
I'llhllr   meetings   will   be  held at   the
rarliama-nt    Buildings,   Victoria.   8.   C.
on    Wednesday.    December    7th,    l��ll.
.commencing at IV o'clock a.m., continuing In session afternoon and evening. If
further   meetinga   will   be
Parliament   Hulldlngs. Heslnable
Victoria.  B.  C. Nov.  ��.  l��il.  K'toH^  ^ncouver   Bloc*
'Vancouver,  B
* ber   Ith.   1��2I
f. on Thursday.  Decern-
beginning at   I*  oclock
a. m.
It is hoped the Industry In which you
are interested will be represented at one
of   these   meetings.
MIMMI'M  \VA��;K BOARD.
J.  D.   McNIven. Chairman."
.Helen  Gregory  MacOltL
Thomas  Mathews. ���,
Union Label Trades Monthly
Whist Drive and Dance
BAKERV SALESMEN.    MILK WAGON DRIVERS
'DAIRY EMPLOYEES
Friday, December 15, 8 p.m.
Cotillion Hall
Unist Drive8 to 10 Dancing9 to 12
Tickets:   Gents'50c; Ladies'25c
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ANOTHER BIG
Smoking Concert
Union Label Trades
Friday, Dec. 9    Cotillion Hall
Refreshments and Smokes
Tickets   -   50c
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THE BRITISH COLUMBIA LABOR NEWS
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But here it is, not so very far ahead, and you will
find that there isn't anything will help you more in
the selection of gifts than a visit to this store.
���And then, too, now there is such a wonderful
range from which to choose. You can pick many
things now that cannot possibly be duplicated again
before Christmas, and prices, too,, are so pleasing���
the Company's new policy of greater volume and
lower prices brings Christmas gifts to you at surprisingly little prices.
START YOUR CHRISTMAS SHOPPING NOW.
I
Til****!** Hss* &0���P*n%
Labor Party Candidate
Opposes Inequality
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Tbe Federated Labor Party is organized for the purpose of securing
industrial legislation and the collective ownership and democratic operation of the means of wealth production.
Evil  of  Inequality
The Fedc/'ated Labor Party is in
revolt against the present inequality
of circumstance, summed up in the
fact that one-tenth of the population
owns nine-tenths of the wealth, and
two-thirds, that is to say the manual
working class, obtain one one-third
of the produce of each year's work.
We see what this inequality means
to the multitude, maimed faculties
and thwarted desires, unnecessary
disease and premature death, and in
the worst cases squalid bestiality and
demoralization. We realize that this
evil distribution of material resources
is an inevitable result of our present
system or corporate ownership of the
means of wealth production.
To Advance Civilization
On the basis of our present attainments in the production of
wealth, it would be possible, if both
manual and brain workers were to,
will so to do, to guarantee every
worker and their dependents, in all
the contingencies of life, an unbroken
sufficiency of the means of healthy
existence. Not only so but also to
provide for a continuous improvement of the physical health, and of
the intellectual, artist iu. and higher
mental faculties of the whole people,
achieving, in fact, not only an expansion of individual character, but
also an advance in national civilization as yet undreamt of by the
wealthy and owning classes;
To Higher Things
The Federated Labor Party realizes
that its fundamental principles are as
applicable, in substance, to the relations between the citizens of each nation. Intelligent workers are in revolt against the inequality of circumstance which enables one nation to
exploit another, and to deny to the
members of any subject race the consciousness of consent and participation in power. The universal adoption
of this policy would tend to transcend
the struggle for life on the material
plane and divert the racial effort to
higher things.
Use of Ike Ballot *
The Federated Labor Party method
is at any rate clear, i.e., to educate
and organise the workers to a recognition of their position in society. As
one of the means to that end the F.
L. P. believes it to be absolutely necessary that the workers most supplement industrial action by the use of
the ballot. By that process to secure
the consent and approval of the electors to the principles enunciated,
which aim at, substituting a system
of production for social needs and use
in place of our present system of production for profit.
Enfranchisement of Women
For the first time the women of
Canada will be able to exercise the
full franchise on December 6. Organisations of the working class have
ever consistently maintained and
fought for the principle of equal suf-
frange; but if, now that they have
the franchise, the women have to be
exploited poltically, just as they have
ever been socially and industrially,
then their last state will be no better
than their first, as they will only have
succeeded in adding to the respective
voting list of the old party machine
which for so long denied them this
very right to vote.
We appeal to the women to get into
the fight for the security of their
own homes against a merciless and
unscrupulous class. They can do this
by following a new lead, a new line,
a new policy. Work and vote fpr the
Labor candidate and for the principle
that those who do the nation's woi-f.
shall control,its destinies. Give^bach
home a direct interest in the affairs
of the community.    ..-ij*
Intellectual Principles
In    conclusion,    behind    the    programme of any party, which is more !
than a machine for getting men and I
women into office, there must be in- j
tellectual principles and moral aims,
and in the real presence of these in
the communion one with another, of
those subscribing to its activities will
be discovered much of the dynamic
necessary to its success.
JUNIOR   LABOR   NOTES
At last week's business meeting of
the Junior Labor League officers for
the 1922 term were elected. The
social committee reported preparations for a dance in the near future
and also progress with arrangements
for the annual campfire concert The
sports committee reported that scores
in the match with Beaconsfield were
erroneously reported in the labor
papers. The actual score was 5 to 4
against the Spartacans. The educational committee reported arrangements for tonight's meeting, (Dec. 2).
The educational meeting tonight will
be held at 929 Eleventh avenue east
at 8 p.m.
The Spartacans soccer team plays
Cedar Cottage Juniors Saturday at
Laura Secord school, 2.30.
A meeting will be held at 6262
Chester street, South Vancouver, next
Friday evening to discuss the advisability of forming a South Vancouver
branch of the J. L. L. All young
people between the ages of 14 and 25
in South Vancouver who are interested in the league's doings are welcome to attend and bring a friend.
ARE YOU A FIGHTER?
When you see that the present state
is fundamentally unjust, because the
worker is robbed of life and health
and joy, you must become a fighter
for a new society in which the workers are the masters of their own lives
and reap the fruit of their labors.
The Federated Labor Party is a
society of workers and thinkers and
fighters for a new Commonwealth.
Our weapons are Truth, Justice and
Brotherhood. Come and help us to
win the world for the workers.
There is an old prophecy which
speaks of a day of justice, when���
"Men shall build houses and inhabit them; they shall plant
vineyards and eat the fruit
thereof. They shall not build and
another inhabit; they shall not
plant and another eat; they shall
not labor in vain nor bring forth
for trouble."
We are far from the realization of
this vision of righteousness.
Vote for Tom Richardson and R. P.
Pettipiece!
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CO OPERATIVE   SOCIAL
A good crowd turned out to the
Whist Drive and Dance given by the
Board of Directors of the South Vancouver Co-operative Society at the
store, 5885 Fraser, Wednesday evening. Mr. McKinley, the president,
directors and members all spOke during a recess, on the improved conditions of the store and finances.
Figures were produced to show that
the Society was selling goods cheaper than even cash-and-carry stores.
A large transient trade was also being done because the manageress,
Miss White, was making a specialty
of delicious butter and bacon.
The prize winners were: Ladies,
first, Mrs. Lemon; consolation, Mrs.
Dixon; gents, first, H. W. Watts;
consolation, J. Siingerland. Music
for the dance was supplied by Mr.
and Mrs. Lemon.
New Westminster Co-operative
Society will hold a Whist Drive and
Dance in the hall above the store,
39 8th St., on Saturday evening, Dec.
10th.
Four aldermanic candidates and
two for public school trustees have
>een placed in the field by the Edmonton branch of the Dominion Labor
P��rt3r.
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
and a better programme. Refreshments, smokes and a good orchestra.
Admission 60c.
DON'T PATRONIZE LIST
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The following places are run under
non-union conditions and are therefore
unfair to organized labor.
Stettler Ggar Factory, malting Van Loo
and Van Dyke Cigars.
Capitol Cafe. 9J0 Granville St
White Lunches.
Electrical Contractors.
C H. Peterson. 1814 Pandora St
Hume k Rumble, Columbia St,'New
Westminster. B.C
The Chilliwack Electric Co, Ltd, Chil
liwack. B.C
Robson Dairy
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/CANADIAN WORKERS-The issues to be decided on December 6th are
^ so vital and they so seriously af tect the future ot Canadian Labour, that
it is imperative every worker in the country review the facts carefully and impartially before deciding which way to vote.
It is obvious that Labour can have nothing to gain and everything to lose by
putting Crerar or King in power, as their Free Trade fallaceis are not practicable and would surely result in th~ demoralization of industry from coast to
coast.
It is obvious that Labour has everything to gain and nothing to lose by returning ARTHUR MEIGHEN to power, as his reasonable Protective Tariff will
stabilize industry and bring about a speedy return of prosperous times.
It must be also obvious to every worker that in MEIGHEN Canadian Labour
has a true friend and a real champion. He is the man who leads the Government which has done more for Labour in the past three years than all previous
Canadian Federal governments combined.
Look for a moment at a few of the services MEIGHEN has rendered
Labour, whose interests have been so jealously guarded by the Hon. G. D.
Robertson, Labour's representative in the Meighen Cabinet:-
Invited and paid expenses of 55 Labour
delegates to a conference to discuss
closer co-operation between* Government and Labour.
Gave Labour representation on the
War Trade Board and on the' Canada
Registration Board.
Appointed 25 Labour men on various
Boards and Commissions.
Took a prominent Labour representative to the Peace Conference. This
advisor assisted in formulating the
Labour Magna Charta which is included
in the Peace Treaty and gives to Labour
a recognized status in 28 countries of
the world.
Put into effect the Employment Coordination Act,  providing for a free
public employment service, which has
found work for over 800,000 men and
women.
Passed the Technical Education and
Vocational Training Act to encourage
workmen to improve their skill and
earning powers; there are now 129
day and night schools in operation,
with 1800 teachers and attended by
over 80,000 men and women.
Provided the necessaries of life for every
willing worker who could not find employment, and assumed responsibility
for 12,165 partially disabled and unemployed returned men.
Instituted retiring allowances and pensions for aged and infirm Government
employees.
/CANADIAN WORKERS.���Think carefully before you vote on December
^ 6th. Surely, the Government which has recognised the importance of
Labour as a factor in the development of the country and as a vital force in
the shaping of Canada's destinies is the Government to maintain.
Camada
8-17
The National Liberal and Conservative Party
Publicity Committee.
/
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