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Issued. Every Friday
Devoted to the interests of the International Labor Movement
[Subscription: $1.50 Per Year!
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Volume I.
Vancouver, B. C, Friday, August 26th, 1921
Number 5
Practical   Scheme   Adopted   for
Unemployment Insurance to
Workers of Industa?.
Communists Failed to Swing in
Their    Idealistic   and
Dogmatic Schemes.
By Robert W. Dunn.
BLACKPOOL -The United Textile
and Factory Workers' Association ot
Great Britain in convention recently
endorsed a programme for the alliance
j��f nine craft unions in the textile industry. There were rumors to the effect that the communists would predominate, at the convention, but it failci'
to materialize, just as at conventions
. of other organizations.
To be sure, there is a small "left
wing" particularly "noticeable among the
weaver.' associations of North Lanea
shire. Hut this "left1* was not articulate.
Its voice was not heard in the conference, except faintly in the debate on th<
scheme for joint employer and trade
union insurance.
Unemployment Insurance
Thi. scheme for compelling the industry to liear the burden of unemployment was prcscnte'd by Joseph Cross,
secretary of the U. T. F. W. A. It provides for an unemployment fund to lie
met by a joint levy on the employer and
the employee. 75 per cent of;the money
required to lie contributed by the cm
plovers and 25 per cent by tlic work
The proposal was carried by the very
sane-sounding eloquence of Tom Shaw.
M.P.. and other, who insisted this w:"i-
a step in the right direction; "that it
. was more practical than any plan suggested |,v ,|���. fcw 'jdealist-Comniun-
bt,' " and that it would Ik- an entering'
wedge ultimately to make the employers
pay the whole amount and bear the
complete cost of all unemployment in
the trade. Shaw further contended that
some of the employers were already prepared to give 75 per cent, but that they
could not now be persuaded to pay the
whole amount.
Big Federation Discussed
The second big question of vital importance was the proposed formation of
a federation of all the cotton workers'
amalgamations. If achieved, this would
tbe consolidation  into'SonMktnV
ce unity for industrial action of nine
Iparate unions:
Weavers, cardroom workers, spinners,
power room overlookers, twisters and
drawers, bleachers and dyers, textile
warehousemen, warp dressers and mill
All of these unions have separate and
distinct* histories, constitutions and
problems, and yet the events of the past
few years have driven them closer together, but not to the point where it was
(Considered best to form one single union
for all.
The scheme provided that an organisation ��'>ould be built up so that in case
one section was attacked by the employers all other sections would take
part in the dispute and offer a united
front to the bosses.
The resolution to federate was referred to the legislative council of the
IT. T. F. W. A., with full power to act.
If it acts, and in this respect its personnel'is encouraging, there should be
a united cotton workers' federatkm"fn
the industrial field within the next 12
or 18 months.
Striking Marine Firemen and Oiler*
have gone back to work pending appli
cation for a board of arbitration. The
union declared a strike against the
Canadian Government Merchant Marine
Ltd. after that company had put a reduction of wages into operation, and
had declined to remedy working conditions. Since the strike the- company has
been greatly delayed in getting its ships
out of port, and has had one wrecked,
through the handiwork'of an inexperienced crew. /
Canadian Importer Sinks
Just as wc go to press word is received to the effect that the Canadian
Importer, which left Vancouver August
12th with a crew of strikebreakers, has
gone to the bottom 500 miles off the
California coast. The cause is at prcs
cut unknown and the loss of life i.
Pass the paper along.
Communists Losing Grip
On Russian Masses
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Dogmatists Have Failed to Keep the Whip Hand Over the Russian
;s���Lenine  Admits  Failure���Fanatics  Create Untold
Bloodshed   and   Misery���New   Workers'   and
Peasants' Republic to Come Into Existence.
Advertising   for    Strikebreakers
Does Not Bring Desired
Striking l>ont and shoe workers in the
city of Vancouver are standing solid
and all attempt, on the part of J. Lcckki
& Co. to fill the places of the strikers
have so  far  failed.
Advertisements  have  been  appearing
in the daily pre*., inserted try the  firm,
in an effort to obtain workers, but without results.    It is also rumored that th<
firn   is   advertising   extensively  in   the
United States, hit all uniot/s throughout
the   I ���<��� minion   of   Canada', and   in   the
ll'nilid Slates have been notified by the
I local union of the true conditions, henri I
I tin re   is   very   little   lilotliliood   of   tin-
firm getting good results. j
The rank and file are more determin- j
ed than the day they were locked out.
that they will only return to work as
a liody with full recognition of the
organization. The factory is being systematically picketed in a peaceful manner. Everybody is cheerful, and upholding the policy of the union to abstain from vkilence.
Girls on Picket Line
The girls from the various departments arc standing shoulder to shoulder
with the men and insist on doing their
share of the picket duty.
1 'i cparations are being made 'lbr*" a
monster dance to be held in the future
for the benefit of the strikers.
Speakers are attending the meetings
of various organizations throughout the
city, placing before them the facts of
the situation and reminding them that
the Leckic Shoe Co. is attempting to
up. i ai<   an open shop.
A close-up of the Printers' strike was
. flushed on the screen in local courts
this week when Johnny'Caldwell, iliinin
tttive outside home player ol the V.A.C.
lacrosse l#am. was summonsed on a
charge of assanlt and hattfry laid' by
Lionel Hesse. It appears that Hesse'.
who. also takes some interest in' the
national game, has been, and still is.
working in the Clarke & Stuart bindery,
while the bindery girls were subsisting
on meagre strike pay and putting up a
battle for the life of their union that
rommaded admiration on all sides.
. Hesse had been acting as collection box
'guardian at the Camhie Street grounds
games hut was removed from this position when his conduct; toward the strike
was learned of. This, however, did not
satisfy Johnny, in whose young life a
handicap of forty or fifty pounds i<
simply nothing at all. and he continued
to upbraid Hesse, with the result '���^
the two went to the mat for a one-
blow contest.'Caldwell landing what is
technically described as a Straight Right
on the big boy's eye.
The assault charge followed and the
Typographical Unions of which Caldwell is a member, took a hand and had
the case settled out of court by the
payment of $10 toward Hesse's costs,
and the giving of a signed undertaking
by Johnny that he would not hit big
Hesse again for twelve months.    '...
WASHINGTON.-More than eleven
and a quarter billion copies of daily
newspapers are printed annually in the
United  States,  averaging one  copy a
' day for every three and one-fifth persons of the country's total population.
| attest statistics of the Bureau of Census
���show.   Total circulation of the country's.
' 21X431 newspapers and periodicals aggrc-
^Jfated 15,475,145,102 copies for the year
j We will not refuse your neighbor's
I subscription. j
Russia, under the communist regime,
is on the verge of collapse. Lenine admits this to an intimate friend in France
and his friend admits informing Lenine
long ago that he had misjudged the
Russian masses. This does not mean
that the Russian masses have passed
up the revolution. It simply means that
the masses arc slowly but surely breaking away from the grip of the dogmatists of the communist party. After
many months of slaughter and misery.
some_of the leaders of the communist
partv. among whom was Lenine. realized that the fanatism of the party was
sooner or later to be the rock upon
which the soviet state would be wrecked.
But the fanatics and dogmatists went
blindly ahead with their impractical
schemes, not only creating more blood
shed and misery in their own land, bill
through insidious propaganda, doing
likewise in other countries.
Blind Urging Causes Slaughter
The slaughter in Findland in 191S
in which probably 100.000 lost their lives,
was primarily due to the machinations
of the communists. The seizure of
power by the Hungarian communist,
was also caused by the blind urgings of
the Russian communists, and everyone
is aware of the awful slaughter iii<iul-_'
in by the ruling class of that country,
after putting down the revolution.
Poland is another example of wanton
bloodshed caused by the swashbuckling
tactics of the ^communistic militarist*.
Juggernaut of Communism
Not satisfied with the overthrow of
kiiiscrism and Imperialism in Germany.
we again see the hand of Trotsky ir
the March uprising, once more throw
ing countless lives into the Juggernaut
of Communism.    Is it any wonder that
there is apathy among the working class
of the world alter such useless slaugh
tcrTTs it any wonder that far sighted
men in the labor morement m all
countries arc rejecting the "Red International" and its foolish and pernicious
"21 points." and its dogmatic demands
for certain kinds of action.
And now from all appearances the
Russian masses are throwing off the
shackles oi communism. Almost every
move made by the communists have
been blind, inefficient tactics. The
communists murdered, jailed and dismissed practically all the officials of
ibe great Russian Co-operative move
ment and placed their own inexperienced party in s in charge.
Threw Out Experienced Men
They took men of ability in all other
enterprises and threw them to the dogs,
and when it was almost too late, beggi�����
them to again take hold of the management. Is it any wonder that the
peasants only' produced enough foodstuffs for themselves? Is it any won
der that great big tracts of productive
land is lying idle?
Democratic Republic to Arise
And now Ru.sia is wrecked and
.tar,ing. Lenine. says ,that there is still
work to do to" save the wreck. But it
seems that the communists are too late.
The pra.ants are lieginning to wield
more and more power, and the Trade
I nion mmi-mcnl of Ru.sia i. driving
the communists and their dogma to th.
wall. That a truly democratic worker.
and peasants republic will soon risi
from the a��lies of the soviet state is :���
foregone conclusion, and it In-hoovcs tin
lalior movement of this country to take
advantage of the lessons learned from
the communist debacle.
Armour A Co. Try to Evade Laws
Just as It Does in the   .
United States.
Rnt Labor Government Will Not
Tolerate Meat Trust
By W. Francis Ahern.
Federated Press.
SYDNEY. N.S.VV. ��� The Harding
administration seems to he conducting
a little side line business for the meat
trust. It has gone out of its way to
exchange notes with the New Zealand
Labor Government on behalf of Armour
& Co. It has entered an emphatic
protest because the New Zealand Government has had the backbone to treat
Armour & Co. just like any other
evader of the law.
Some time ago Armour & Co. established itself in New Zealand. It was
warned at the time by the New Zealand Government that no meat trust
tricks would be tolerated in that
country and that if such was Armour's
intention it had better keep out of the
country Arrour It Co. went ahead,
doubtless thinking it could bring the
New Zealand Government to reason
later on. The New Zealand Government replied with an act of parliament
specially directed at the me_t trust
Armour's bluff didn't work Now
Armour is squealing and has invoked
the aid of the Harding administration.
But the New Zealand Government. has
answered the United States Government's questionnaire in a maimer least
expected. The New Zealand acting
prime minister (Sir Francis Bell) informed the United States Government
that New Zealand will not allow Armour
& Co. to evade the laws as k has done
in the United States.   .
Skilled Tailors in Convention Deal
_ With Amalgamation With...__���.
Factory Workers.
Delegates returning 'from the quadrennial convention of the Journeymen
Tailors' , Union of America, held in
Chicago recently, reported that the most
important discussion was on the continuation of the Needle Trades Alliance,
which was formed last year of the various needle trades unions.
There was a general opinion favorable
tr. combining the Journeymen Tailors'
I'nion, which consists of about 14.000
skilled tailors, all that remains of a
calling that has been virtually supplanted by t' . ready-made clothing industry
and tl. mail order houses, with the
powerful and independent Amalgamated
Clothing Workers of America, composed of 200,000 workers in the principal clothing factories and markets.
However, in view of the fact that
the J. T. U. is affailiatcd with the American Federation of ��� Labor, this step
would sever all of its relations with
the general labor movement, and it was
thought advisable to leave this matter
in the hands of the incoming general
executive board.
The tailors' union has working agreements with the A.C.W. in almost every
city where the two have locals.
Ontario   Convention   of   Union
Barbers raver Law to Pro*:
tect Public Health.
TORONTO.���A law licensing barbers
in order to protect the public and provide proper sanitary conveniences in
the barber shops of the province is one
of the requests of the Ontario provin
cial convention of the Journeymen Barbers' International I'nion to the pro
vincial Government.
The convention was held last week in
Toronto, with H. J. Halford. of  Ham
ilton.   presiding.     I'nion   larbcrs   irom
all of the cities ot the province and :
numlK-r of towns attended.
The  convention  also  decided  to  a.1
the iederal and provincial Governments
to resist immigration and to open up a
much public work as possible to alleviate unemployment
The following officers were elected:
President. H. J. Halford. Hamilton;
vice-presidents, Thomas McPhcrson.
Guclph; Leon Worthall. Toronto; A.
Armonr. Hamilton; Al Aubrey. Ottawa,
and C. P. Gould, Windsor; secretary-
treasurer, A. Calder, St. Catharines.
The next annual meeting will be held
in Windsor.
Smillie to Return
Very Kind of Sir George
Robert Smillie is to return to work
in the Labor movement
���. , _ _      .      ,,   ,        , I    He has been nominated as a candi
Sir George Croydon Marks, who reg . ^^ for ^ minmg group of the new
istcrs on hotel blotters from Northeast   General Council by the Miners' Federa
Alex. Ross, well-known labor man of
Calgary, who was elected at the top of
the polls in the recent Alberta Provincial election, has been made Minister of
Public Works and will he made Minister
of Public Works and Labor as soon as
a Department of Labor has been instituted
Cornwall, England, risked his life in a
steamship journey in order to say this
to the New" York Rotary Gub at a
dinner in the Hotel McAlpin: "Never
permit the trade unions of America to
become a political party. Stop that at
all cost. They have given us much
trouble in England. The trend in America is the trend from which wc have
suffered in England. Take warning
from what we have undergone." Sir
George, who is largely interested in
coal mines, recently had to surrender
some of his "divine rights" to the labor
GLASGOW. ��� The Scottish Trade
Union Congress, by a decided vote re
tion of Great Britain, which will be set
up by the Trades Union Congress at
its meeting at Cardiff next month.
Since Smillie's retirement from the
chair of the Miners' Federation, owing
to ill-health, he has only once appeared
in public, when he spoke at a Glasgow
meeting during the coal lockout
The General Council will take the
place of the existing-' Parliamentary
Committee, and will be composed of 18
industrial groups, one of which covers
women workers. Congress is to lie
asked to appoint a permanent full-time
chairman at a salary.
The organized garment workers of
Vancouver are very' much pleased at
th- way labor has helped their organi
/a'ion by purchasing union made overalls, shirts and pants made by the local
firm ot Thompson _ Son. In fact the
demand has become so persistent, that
sin- firm has had to greatly increase its
staff. We are asked to make special
mention of ihe help given by the Barber's Union and Hotel and Restaurant
Employees, who have been consistent in
obtaining their white coats only from
firms selling the union made goods. It
is to be hoped that this good work will
be kept up. and that the men of the
labor movement will not only ask for
union made goods, but will impress
upon their wives the necessity of getting union made overalls for their children. Women's overalls are also made
with union labor and bear the union
label. All these goods can be obtained
at almost any department and dry goods
Will  Build  aa  Imposing Office
Building and Also
Organize Bank.
TOROXTO.-Thc  14th general con
vention of the Brotherhood of Railway
Carmen in this city has authorized the
general officers to investigate the matter of founding a brotherhood cooper
ative  national  hank   similar  to that or
ganized   by  the.   Brotherhood  of   Loco
motive  Engineers and the International
\ssociali<m   of   Machinists,   two   other
suli.taiiti.il    organizations    of    railroad
It was af.o decided to build an im
posing office building at the Kansas
City  headquarters  of   the  brotherhood.
At the 13th annual convention of the
brotherhood, held in Fort Worth four
year- ago. the memliership reported was
le.s than 20.000. with a financial liability of $100,000. At present the union
ha-. 200.000 memlicrs, with assets of
"Organized greed." said President
Ryan in addressing the 1.300 delegates
in attendance, "through the power and
influence of organized capital, is mak
ing a determined effort to return tin-
workers to the nnbearablc conditions
existing prior to the war."
He urged the perfection of the organ
ization to meet the attack on all railroad
systems tagainsti the shop crafts, of
which the carmen are among the most
Canadian    Railway    Employees
Fail to Get Support of
Trade Union Congress Proposes
Solution to Vexing "Ulster"
and Other Problems.
Day and night picketing has been de
cided upon for the 300 striking members
jected a motion to join the*Moscow Red]of the Bed Spring Makers' Union of
Trade Union International. New York
Meetings Ne_ct Week
For time aad place of
Trades and Labor Council
Garment Workers
Civic Employees
Railway Carmen
Onion Directory
Photo Engravers
Soft Drink Dispensers
Railway Conductors
Fikrs and Sawyers
Moving Picture Operators
Labor Waiting For Time to Take
Up   Industrial
DUBLIN. ��� The reconstruction of
Ireland along the lines of industrial representation was urged by the Congress
of the Lal��>r party and Irish trades
unions at ihe conclusion of its sessions
here. The. resolution reads in part as
"That in the opinion of this congress
the solution of the so-called 'Ulster
problem' and of many other problems,
insofar as they arise from divergent
economic interests, can best be found
by the adoption of a i constitution for
Ireland based, frankly upon labor and
service as the condition of citizenship,
and which will link the workers of
Ulster with the workers of Ireland as
a whole.   ...
"That with this purpose in view, and
to insure that in the new Ireland those
shall govern who give personal service
to the Commonwealth . . . shall be
elected by voters in: Industrial or occupational constituencies; that the elected members from each industrial constituency (a.g��� agriculture, textiles,
shipbuilding and engineering., transport,
distribution, fisheries, quarrying' and
mining, housekeeping, the social service,
etc) shall become councils of the industry or service, each having responsibility for the conduct of its own
industry or service, subject to the final
authority of the whole assembly."
Proposed by Executive OwaaUUae
This resolution was proposed by the
national executive of the congress and
Continued on page four ���
The National Union of Seamen and
Firemen of Great Britain is going to
demand the instant release of the seven
marine firemen who were arrested in
Vancouver, charged with desertion from
tbe Canadian Observer and sentenced to
six weeks hard labor last week The
British Union will foot the bill for the
litigation if the men are not released. fc
The Labor News stated last week
that ho marine court would uphold the
conviction, and this is die contention of
the British Union, hence the effort on
behalf of the convicted
Efforts WID Be Hade to Unite
Two Organizations Covering
Same Work.
WINNIPEG.���"We do not feel that
we are unduly optimistic in expressing
our utmost confidence in the ability of
the congress lo successfully meet the
present crucial condition, and continue
lo function success fully in guarding the
intcrcsu of its affiliated memberships."
In .thi. way docs the report of the
executive committee of the Trades and
Labor Congress of Canada express its
opinion of Ihe situation confronting
that' body, which opened its thirty-
seventh annual, convention here Monday
with delegates in attendance from all
parts of thtj Dominion.
The report of the executive committee was signed by Tom Moore, president; Arthur Marti I. H. J. Halford
and Alex. McAndrew. vicc-pre.idrttts,
and P.  M. Draper, secretary-treasurer.
Attacks From Within
"In Canada, as in practically all other
con'tries, the trade, union movement
ha. suffered from those who���boring
from within���aim to bring about the
disruption'and destruction of the trade-
union movement, and throughout tic
Dominion these tactics are lieing carried
on insidiously anil persistently,*! says th<
riport "There has lueti no let up in the
campaign (dictated by the Third Inter
natitmale of Moscow) of belittling,
slandering anil in every way possible
undermining confidence and respect foi
all who hold office in our movement,
whether local, national or international.
"In spite of this discouraging condition, it in more than pleasing to report
that though some affiliated organi/.i
tions have suffered slight losses in their
Canadian membership, this has been
more than offset by the new affiliations
secured during the year, which leaves
our aggregate membership no less in
numbers and the congress in as strong
a position as a year ago."
Question of Immigration
The   executive   committee   expresses
the sincere hope that the result of the
convention wonM be to clear away any
doubts or misunderstandings that exist;
reestablish full confidence in one a=>
��� ither   and enunciate policies of  I��-m������"
to all.    This, said the committee, must
result in the combined growth in mem
Ikt-hip and power of the congress.
Watters Account Rejected
The   administration   won   a   decisive
vote taken after three hours' debate on
the   issue   between   Tom    Moore,   tlv
president, and K. C. Watters, past president,  concerning  Mr.  Walters' attempt
.to have the emigre.s pay a hill of $1,217.
I incurred  by him  in  expenses  in a trip
i to E��fope in tin- early part of 191*).
A standing vote was taken, and tin
convention, by probably two to one. concurred in trie recommendation of tbe
resolutions committee to reject tin-
Committees Appointed
Some of the business done included:
The convention called upon the government to establish an eight-hour day
and a forty-lour hour .week.
Tbe insertion of a fair wage clause
in all works on which public money is
The Ontario government to appoint a
labor man on the hydro-electric commission.
The opinion  war.  expressed, that  the '
present cost of living did not justify any
j reduction in thi wacc rate oh the Canadian   National Railway..
Committees were named and arc at
work, under the following chairman:
Audit. Duncan McDnugall, Toronto;
credentials. J. Bruce. Toronto; constitution and law. James Marsh. Niagara
Falls: officers' reports. J. W^> Wilkin
son. Edmonton; resolutions. J. Gibbons.
Toronto; rules and order. J. A. McClelland. Montreal; unemployment and immigration, E. W. O'Dcll. Hamilton;
ways and means. Adam Hay, Ottawa;
union labels, William McKenzic, Van
Railway Employees Expelled
The Canadian Brotherhood of Railway Employees was expelled from the
congress and its charter was revoked.
An open vote win taken in the convention by roll call, after a debate which
continued during two sessions, and
stood 394 ior revocation of the brotherhood's charter and I SI for continuing
that organization in its membership.
The vote removes from affiliation
with the congress between 7,000 and
lOJMO members scattered across the
whole country, for the reason that their
organization covers the ground covered
by an international body, the Broth'r
hood oi Railway and Steamship Clerks.
Freighthandlers, etc
Immediately after the result of the
vote-was announced, John Bruce, Tor
onlo. mcved that the new congress ex-
ecrtive, which will be elected later in
nV week, be instructed to make every
effort to effect a readjustment of the
dif'���rrnces between the C. B. R. E- and
the International Brotherhood of Railway and Steamship Clerks. Freight-
handlers and Express and Station Em-
pk-yees. which had led to the present
sitoatw*). This suggestion was adopted
imani.-<.usly and without discussion.
Toil and poverty are twin devils
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Proposals of Economic Council to Government
Vancouver. B. C.
Aug. 10th. 1��21.
To the Hon J. W. de B. Fan-Is. \ ^ ���'.'
Minister of Labor. *
Vancouver, B. C.
We beg to inform you that the Economic Council
of Vancouver has been created tor the purpose* of
aasistlng- In the solution of the problem of unemployment. It Is composed of the elected representatives of 29 organizations of Greater Vancouver,
covering all classes of the community. A list of
these associations ia attached for your informattoa.
We estimate that during the coming winter there
���will be in Greater Vancouver at least ��.0��0 unemployed. Owing to the acute situation prevailing la
our manufacturing industries this unemployment
means a much more serious situation than we were
called upon to meet last year.
Our Investigations disclose that there was expended last year from various sources for the purpose
of relieving unemployment a sum aggregating more
than 1850.000. It Is conservatively estimated that
under the. most efficient administration a sum equal
to this amount muat be provided to safely handle the
situation this winter.
We appear before you today to offer our co-operation In working out a uniform aad efficient plan. In
tendering our services our only motive is to see
the community safely through the present depression
and conserve so far as Is possible tbe money of the
The Economic Council feel that a great deal of
duplication and lack of co-ordination haa existed
In the past winter under the old methods This
resulted In much Inefficiency and dissatisfaction and
applied particularly to so-called Relief Work law
respect of which It Is said not 2.1 per cent, of efficiency was obUlned. General dissatisfaction existed
among the unemployed themselves.
It is Ihe opinion of the Economic Council that
work should be provided at a moderate pay for all
bona tide citizens in need, which labor, however,
should be only on productive work.
In view of the foregoing tbe Council, recommends
for your consideration: -  ,.,��
. '���>��� *���
1. That all emergency funds Unexpended under
the direction of one administrative body.
2. That for this purpose a Joint Commission be
appointed composed of eight members:  fbur being
representatives of the Provincial and Federpl Gov-.,,.,
ernments   and   Municipalities 'intended,   and   four ���
private citizens collectively  selected by  the  public
and business associations of Greater Vancouver. ,
That this Joint (-'otymirSion of $ member's have
r to add one to tbe��r number who sfill be the
power to add one to ii.>ir
active Chairman of the Joinj Coiamjseion.
4. That all members of t!ie Joint Commission
serve without  pay. .
5. That such Joint Commission be put into effect
at the earliest possible date to the end that a com-'
prehen9ive business plan may be adopted for the
coming winter, arrangements made for such productive work as may be efficiently undertaken and
generally the unemployment situation taken in hand
In good season.
<        . ���-<��� > u">6_* yt
6. That all expenditures be fortproductive* worm tyr
7. That the wage pay in order to' prevent any
Influx of unemployed, be the moderate sum of 3te
per hour for single men and so as to get efficiency;
a system of reasonably continuous employment be
adopted Instead'of the half time plan. "''���*''_���''
Provincial Government provide the sum of $5O*.eO0
for improvements on University site, road-work,
etcr-Thla money lo be expended under the Joint
Commission Instead of by public contract.
10. That a reserve fund to meet contingencies he
provided by the Province placing at tbe disposal of
the Joint Commission the SO per cent, which the
Province will recover from the Federal Government
on such part of tbe ��5��0.060 above referred to as
may be expended on approved road-work.
11. That in lieu of the old system of meal tickets,
which Invariably found their way into the hands of
Oriental restaurant keepers, a system of rationing
similar to the Army plan be adopted, which' would
result in ensuring a good diet at not to exceed 80c
a day. This would show a large saving over the
former system.
12. That special effort be made to place aa many
of the unemployed citizens aa possible in permanent
13. That active steps he taken at once to discourage men seeking employment from coming to
14. That the system of doles, soap kitchens or
bread lines, he absolutely discarded in Vancouver
this coming winter.
1$.   That the Gove���iments concerned agree on one
firm of chartered accountants to audit ail expendl-
.' tares of the lafnt Commission.
If public expenditures are to be kept down to the
minimum during the coming winter it ia absolutely
essential that all emergency work be under the direction of one consolidated central body.   Without each
>.    an organization, reasonable efficiency cannot be ob-
I i talned  or  the  deserving  unemployed  satisfactorily
v   and fairly dealt with.
Should Vancouver and the municipalities adjacent,
the Province of British Columbia ana the Federal
Government adopt a consolidated plan embodying
tbe principles outlined above, the Economic Council
of Vawouver pledges Its active support and will
endeawr to Induce the citizens of Vancouver to subscribe for such bonds as may be necessary to pro- .
Vide the funds recommended for expenditure ia this
Ii is our Arm conviction that if the unemployment
situatfon is approached in a truly business fashion,
the Citizens' of Vancouver will arise to the occasion.
I am sir.
Respectfully yours.
'2/ Chairman
Economic Council of Vancouver.
A Few Smiles
A firm of shady outside London
brokers was prosecuted for swindling.
In acquitting them the court, with
great severity, said:
"There is not  sufficient evidence to
convict  you.  but   if  anyone  wishes  to
know  my opinion oi you*I  hope that
' they will refer to me."
Next day the firm's advertisement
��� appeared in every available medium
| v ith the following, well displayed: "Re-
[ itrence as lo probity, by special per
! mission, the Lord Chief Justice of
I Enghnd.-
She (after much turning and primp
ingl���"Do they show?"
Husband���"What, your ankles?"
She���"No.   silly.   I   don't   mind   my
ankles.    I mean my cars, of course."
Dignified and Appropriate
In on the Clean-lip
First Lunch Hound ��� "Well, old
strawberry, bowsa boy? I just had a
plate of oxtail soup and feel bully."
Second Counter Fiend���"Nothing to
it. old watermelon. I just had a plate of
hash and feel like everything."
Just as Good
Counsel���"Are you and the defendant on iriendly terms?'*
Witness���"Oh yes, his wife often
treats my wife.
Are you in work now? Xo, but my
, wife is. and that is just as good.
The Way He Was Going
Employer���"Tom. I've been told I'm
alxmt lo die. So I've sent for you to
give yon a present lor being a straight
lad. and. of course, to say goodbye.
You'll not see me again���I'm going on
a long, long journey!"
Tom (desperately anxious lo say
something consoling)���"Never mind
sir' Buck up; it's all down hilL" ���
Sydnev "Bulletin."
8:   That  .Municipal.  Provincial  and Federal Gov-'ii.. NATU. ASSOCIATION OF MARINE ENGINEERS.
  ������_���_"       ���  ���     _^_._     "���* ���-ian���iiDuieii   in���r��w
ernments provide a sum ot money equal to their
direct expenditure for Relief purposes for Jast year,
(estimated at $330,000). each money to be expended
by the Joint Commission in conformity 'with the
plans for their respective engineers.
9. That in order to put the Joint Commission in a
position to expend on "useful work" a sum equal to
the total of laat year's expenditures for Relief, the,
Congress Favors Political Action
and Union Stevedoring
Society. ..;'
--_4��" '���
Enthusiasm    of    Workers
Direct Action Is Fast
i   .jiiUw.;.?/
GREENOCK.���At the resumed sittings of the annual congress of the
Scottish Union m Dock Laborers, a
prolonged discussion took place on,) :
resolution that the union affiliate to the
Labor Party.
In the course of the discussion it was
stated that, in the recent strike crisis,
industrial action had been proved to be
futile. They (had, therefore, to set
themselves to the task of capturing the
political machine, and nothing short of
affiliation to the Labor Party would,
accomplish that object.
Joe Houghton (General 'Secretary
pointed out that, if the resolution
carried) it would thereafter, a
to the new rules, have to be
to a ballot vote of the members. He
was, he said, more than ever convinced
of the necessity for capturing'the political machine. Until tradns-esnionism
learned to pay for its pofitieTwiey need
look for no further forwardVmovement.
On a vote, -2B supported the resolution and 10 voted for the previous
question. __     _     - ^,-i
In a recent cJsctioaof delegates, from
the German MeM Workers' Union to
the German ' Metal' Worters-,- Congress,
those favoring the Amsterdam International, as against the Moscow international, won by a big majority. The
vote stood: for Amsterdam 57J'-U; for
Moscow. 37/105. The' German Metal
Workers* Unidn has taecn^msidered a
great fortress of radical thiAfiisls. hat
an article bv Paul Schnkr. a 'commun
1st in the New Yorker Vjr.ii'ln i indicates' that there is a Sekening of
enthusiasm of the workerT for action
the lines of the Co~rmhnist tactics,
an increasing unwillingness to at
ipt to establish a workers' republic
by other than political methods. He
The spirit of the .revolutionary
ecstasy and of the heroic' fanaticism
that radiated from the Moscow central
executive committee finds le*s and less
response to democratic Germany
eayse no 'large cusiiiuuiiwy can have
this spirit for a long time, although
there will always be individual execp-
A  proposal to  form a co-operative ajo^.   The symptoms of every move-
3E_I?_,5 *ga^'���_____?*" "�� **J"*<'*rt   ��   th* actkw   of   sympathies.
Scottish Transport Workers  Co-opera    those who wrrelv ran along, the masses.
the Stevedoring Society, and to carry
on the business of stevedoring and coating, and the distribution of cargo at
Glasgow harbor and the other stiller
ports at which the union members work,
was provocative of another long discussion.
Supporters of the previous question
explained that they were not necessarily
against the scheme, but ���_��� thought
that the present time was inopportune
to hunch such an enterprise.
The resolution was remitted hack to
the new executive council ior further
f consideration, and report to next Congress.
Ernest Bevin addressed the Congress
on the amalgamation scheme
They are the barometer, aad the driving
���tower of the movement can be judged
by its rise and fall. Before the unfortunate March action the masses of Germany were moving toward radicalism.
The Communists were jubilant. Then
came the dilletante action, the action
without head or fail, sprung even before the workers had a chance to take
the right position.
"Now comes the perio* of bewilderment, disillusionment and dispersion.
The masses went back to the centre
position, and to the much larger camp
of the indifferent.
OKREEK. N'.n.-riwTfcauon of the
Indians is hopeless���they have banned
the shimmy and other wiggly dances.
Miss Rain in-thc-Face and 'other Redskin flappers were forbidden to dance
the old time shuffles of the Indian
race, by a ruling put into effect at the
Sioux Indian convention being held here.
BOSTON.���Ira Shapira. who controls
350 apartments in all parts of Boston,
has voluntarily pm all rents back on a
pre-war basis.
"Any landlord can do it.** he said-
"They are robbers if they don't. Other
landlords have been wasting a lot of
words about what they., were going to
do.   I'm doing it right now.
"My agents told mc they could rent
my places for $50. I told them $40 was
enough. I have been following this
game for 25 years, and I predict die
landlord who does not cut bis rentals
will go down in a crash.**
The average man's idea of home is a
nice hi*; eaW chair, where he can si;
with his feet on tbe library table and
smoke, while his w ife keeps an eye on j |
the stove and the kid carries out the
A Sunday school teacher was quizzing her class of boys on the strength
of their desire for righteousness.
"All those who wish to go to heaven,"
she said, "please  stand."   ���
All got to their feet but one small boy.
"Why. Johnny," exclaimed the shocked teacher, "do you mean to say that you
don't want to go to heaven?"
"Xo. ma'am." replied Johnny promptly.    "Not if that.bunch is going."
An Iowa fanner has started something which is going the rounds of)
the story tellers and deserves to go ���
further.    After he had sold his corn
he went to the local banker to
row  some  money,  and  the   bank'
wanted to know what had  become
of the proceeds of the corn crop.
"Dedoeks got   it,"  replied the far
That's what our
customers get
Our customers will find our prices as
reasonable as our product is good.
Whether a big or little order���
f    We Guarantee Satisfaction
and want your future business '��
Not what we say
But what we do
makes test-
Performance speaks
The last word
and the best
Try us with your NEXT order
The British Columbia
Labor News
Telephone Seymour 7495
319 Pender Street West
"What do yon mean by 'De-
"Wen, explained the farmer. "I
shipped the car to market and sold
it for 52 cents.    Then deduct freight.
BRUSSELS. Relgivn.-The Bras
sels Building Workers' Union has
established a co-operative building society called "Collective Labor" to engage in the house construction business.
The object of the society is to "relieve
ihe building workers from the opprrs-
Irish Labor -Favors
Industrial Parliament
Continued from page one
introduced by the secretary. Tom John
son. who declared it to be a fundamental
change in the franchise.
' The resolution was carried unanimously. Although couched in somewhat capitalized language, it undoubtedly represents the universal opinion of
the workers regarding the outlines of
the new industrial state they hope to
build in Ireland as soon as the national
question is disposed* of and they can
turn their attention to the robber capi
tahsts. both among the Sinn Fein aad
tbe Unionist factions.
The workers have been compelled
during the whole period of the trouble
and terror in Ireland to subordinate
their rrnnnanir demands to the immediate nationalist requirements iniiilfal
upon the struggle with England. Once
this situation is ended, tike indastiial
conflict is bound to assume more militant forms and th* workers will not
hesitate to assert their powers in the
direction of fall control and -anti ship
of industry. At present they are biding
their time, taking no part as a labor
party ia -miring candidates fdr office
They are waiting for the time when
they can carry the country on pure, unmixed economic issues entirely dhosicd
from the patriotic colorings assumed
during the period of nationalist struggle.
The temper of the Congress, however,
regarding the present state of a flair*
in Ireland has been anything but conciliatory. The impending wage reductions,
increasing unemployment, the cost of
bring (considerably higher than in Eng
h_d). the enormous profiteering of the
employ cix the threatening food famine.
,the conditions on the railroads aad other
grievances incited the delegates to express themselves more freely than ever
regarding the action to he taken immediately against the owning class.
that left 31 cents; deduct 1 cent!5*0*1. ot private building contractors.
commission, that left 30 cents, de- j eliminate middlemen and their profits in
duct elevator charges, that left 27 |tnc interest of cheaper housing and to
cents; deduct husking, that left 15 ! prepare the building workers to assume j
cents, deduct hauling, that left 5!m ''" future the management of so- ]
cents, deduct the hired man's wa- i ciali/ed industry.'* which is one of the
gee from that and yon are a darned ��� basic demands of the Belgium Fcdera-,
sight better farmer than I am if you ! *'":> of Labor.
can find anything left."
We have lost count of oar millionaires and the enumeration of our
paupers is a big job.
The alleged mistakes of Moses
are aa nothing compared to the mistakes of the would-be union-busting
David Sodini. of the Amalgamated
Clothing Workers was shot in New
York August 9. and died the next day
in Bellcvue Hospital. Ciro Vigliano, a
strikebreaker employed by Heidelberg.
Wolii & Co.. is held in fhc Tombs,
charged with the shooting.
Victim Describes Shooting
Beiore. be died. Sodom" said that he
was walking along Molt Street at about
7:J0 in the morning, on his way to
work, when Vigliano appeared, shot him
three  times   in  the  abdomen  and  ran.
Sodoni leaves a wife and two children. A third child is expected soon.
Plans for the c?rc of Mrs, Sodoni and
her children arc being made by the
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llCWO   Trades and Ubor Council
The wind must blow, nnd
blow���if the craft would
go, and go.
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In tlie** column* there will Ik* printed every week the
leading editorials f n��m ot her newspaper* and magazines
;::;::������:;. :::::::::::::::::::��i::::i::::::-
In Woman's Realm
Womans' International League
By Isabella O. Feed
The Government has well celebrated
the  seventh  anniversary" ��>���  the  declar
atiort   of   the   w ar-to-end-war   by   an-
ao���Dcin_   a   new    seiiuence   of   super
warships, to br   ioikiwcd by other  se
qoere-s.    each    more    iormisJaWr. and
fntt'e  than  its  prede<r*Sor.    The   four _
super Ihcadnoughts  will  cost  at   leas*,
six   -illions  apiece,  and  with  ihe  nr j
necessary rnlaritetnent of budding-slips,
tbe total bill will probably be ior about
���hH\   m*Jne��ns.    Adnvr.il  Suetcr insist
no war; if they have not then they
may confidently expect to fight the
next war and pay its whole cost many
times over, just as they are paying for
ihe late war. in high-living costs, low
wage*. UTiemplovment. and immeasurable  suffering.���"Freeman."
' reports which never reach any press. I
���4 i  -titan to wonder why it is that England
"Deaths in industry' exceed those in
war. and this condition will continue
a-  '...ns as  workers accept the employ-
l-he third congress <>f^pj^_^ [
Intrmatioral   League
Freedom   hat   ju*t   finished   its   meet
ing-. and we are all  returning to the
various parts oi the world from which
sic camie.
It has been a wonderful Con fen nc?
���red country.
Grasping Diplomats
Silesia and Germany together drew
an a fine resolution demanding pro
���ection for the German population there.
���Women from 25 countries attended it- and Silesia proposed it. Armenia sent
irtc'iMttr.g Japan. China. Mexico and _ despairing message. Not one nation
Australia. Belgium came for the first ounded notes ot hatred,
ti-re and received an immense ovation. Why arc not women such as these
especially from the German-speaking canablc. humane, far-secinsr. the world'*
nations. rulers  instead of  our  giddy,  ignorant.
The     International    secretary-'   Mi*s   rr.irl and grasping diplomats?
thai tbe ultima!'   liabih'v is ior a naval I el's   theory   that   hie   i'   cheap."   says \ Bilch.   who   lives   at   our   international;     The  resolutions wc passed  on  peace,
programme   of   two   hundred   millt'jn�� j President Perkins oi tlie Cigar Makers' j house   in   Geneva,   and   who  has   been   disarmament, revision of peace treaties,
Mr   Amerv hardly argued the qnestion j International Union, writing in the ot'ii-   traveling round Eastern Europe, said it   education,  and   tree trade  were  exccl-
he great battle cruiser! cial magazine of that organization. | was deeply touching how women  from   lent, Imt more important  than  all  that
' ide of our work was the meeting to-
���ethrr of so many nations, the friend-
hips   we   have   all   made,   the   certain
of the uses of .
oi jnjQOO t"��i- or so It is, at tbe best. "The number ol American soldiers j all pa'ls are sntmc protesting aciin*!
a raptdlv disapt-eari-c o*e. lor already I killed in battle i* placed at 50.151. and . war. Croatia. Ukraine. Poland. Greece
we   are   in
we��� and l< -'
cAssdetr. In
hardly af��r>-:.*
rsanic-sTri'V -n
ed tV crn;
was -a-
���. '   'Hal   the   Reel*   that} dur-i-g the <imr period the  number of' _H   contain   groans-   of   pacifist   women
i'i-  I'.att'r of Jutland are] American   workers  killed   in   their   line; who want to Join <rtir league     In Cr ��a-
wa*   \2hfiM.~   says   the   trade . tia  this
���.if   the   battleship-
���!.  siif  for a few hours" |
i rinse; they merely mask   ,
-   \e-sels;  the naval   war
i  ��e broke the submarine
of   diits
"On   the  battle   front  men   laid  their,
lives   on   tlie   altar   of   patriotism   and ���
������'.. I!y    sacrificed    themselves    for    an j
e-rvai.  t  t  wnoie   ideal.     In  the  mines and  mills, on  the j
"<-���   has   changed      There   ar.    railroads,  wherever  industry   turns   the1
onlv* V-o great  militarist nali'T-s  left-     wheels   of   progress,   men.   women   and
Fra��ve  and   lanan.  the only   European} hnle   children   lay   their   lives   on   the:
one  can  nrser Ik-  a  naval  power:   the'.altar  of   necessity,  and  die   in   striving.
other is an alls  ai<d is covered bv Am- j for  the  wage  thai  mean* shelter.   lood
erica     Persuade  these  two   Power*  to i and  clothing   for  themselves and  those;
disarm   and   thi-   pea,.-  of   the   seas   i��   d-rpcudent  upon  them.
estalJi-hed  lor ever.    And immediately !     "TI'"  mutilations ot   modern wariare
for ii- the entire  fleet disposition and [ are not to lie compared with the mutila-
wrategic plan of  the  Fisher days have   ���>***�� "'  high speed industrial endeavor.
disan��"-ared. Yet the (���oveniment builds
mechanically �����. and Mr. Churchill
thunders ont the stage rhetoric of ten
years ago'-- The  (London)  Nation.
Much is being made by the cress of
Canada over the disagreement between
the officials of the Canadian Brother
hood of Railway Employees and the executive of tbe Trades and Labor Con
cress of Canada. Of course it can he
expected thai the daily nress which is
_s a rule antagonistic to l_l��.r at every
turn, would give the greale-t amount
oi pnhlicitv to anything which might
widen a *t4it between factions of ;he
trade nn-on movement. As a matter
o�� l?ct. however, the question in di-
pote is not likely to can--.- anv trouM-
m tbe l���bor movement in Canada. The
question will be folly discussed and
dealt with by the delegates who gither
at Winnipeg, and the decision of the
representatives of the unions throughout
the Dominion will be accepted, as it
should be. and acted upon by those
who are chosen to lead the forces of
Canadian Trade Unionism in the com
ins year.
But tbe question of the dispute between the Congress and the Railway
Brotherhood brings: into prominence a
question that is of vital importance. It
fs whether or not tbe roam should be
in a position to interfere in tbe internal
affairs of the trade union movement.
The Trade* and l-abor Congress execu
For every man blown to pieces by gun
tire we find two or more have been
blown to pieces in our mines and quarries by premature blasts or the deadly'
mine gas.
"Human life is said by some to br
cheap. It will be held cheap by the
employer just so long as the workeVs
accept his valuation of it There is
one factor that is doing more to enhance the valuation oi life and limb
than any other, and that is the trade
union. This power for good is contin- ,
rally on the job. forcing the betterment of conditions under which we work
! and   live."
gr<*:p  has 2.C00 mcmb.rs
Had ta Drop War Plana
Tlie Italian de!-V-te. Madame Gen. mm"
described in mo\ ing words how the
Italian soldiers refused to fight apa.n-i
the Xlharjans. are! therefore the pro
po-ed war bad to he dropped. Win
don't our soldiers make similar protests.
I wonder? A* pacifist reports and protests came pouring; in ��rom al! these
countries, and particularly from Japan,
mhich s-ems to have a fine sieietv call
nope uc have inspired in each other's
ntarts, that we women shall and can
Suild a better world, an international
The political situation is very serious.
-��nd the future in Poland and Russia.
as well as in Austria, which is lieing
calmly aeowesccd in by England, fills
���*--  with  horror.
Still,     our     Women's     International
I.cag*.*e    for    Peace    and    Freedom
growing bv Kan* and liounds, and we
shall not sil by silently when massacres
rind wars begin, as the  world has done
eel  the  International   Friendship Gr'>iip.   in the past.
tew minutes to  see  a  couple  of  girls
hurry into a dark corner, take a hurried
LONDON".    London   is   fighting   an ' sniff, and. relieved, hurry lack to tin
arms  ol" dope sellers who,  from police   bright lights  of  the  street  that   forms
court record*, seem to rival in number   their nightly promenade.
'th.-se of anv citv in the world. There is little trouble with morphine
Even- dav one or more cocaine sell    in London, and almost none with heroin.
three   or   six   months*   which    is    virtually    unknown.      The
er>   are    given
-hard" (hard labor) for peddling their : ease with, which opium or cocaine mav
wares, almost exclusively- in the small. **��� smuggled into the port of the world
district between and around Leicester bv one of the innumerable seamen of
Square and Piccadillv circus, the heart ' almost innumerable nations, who bring
of the more virions night lite of Lon    in a  few   ounces or pounds, is making
j ii hard for tlie police to suppress the
Anvonc who knows what he sees may j traltic
see girl* any  night  "sniffling" cocaine
in the srreets of tbe district     The Pie
.adilly Tnl< station at Piccadilly circus
[;-  an <ibserYat.cn post,  for anyone can
' ' j    ���   -drugs  sold and  taken on the  spot.
\   correspondent   oi   the   Manchester i ->,-..,��� hundreds til" oblivious theatregoers.
( fjig 1 t.i>ard:an ha> got through to his j Bayers Principally Girts
paper an  interesting dispatch giving an i
��� .   -.-  /-���t. ;.:...       The dope tra! fie in London is carried
on  by both  men  and  women  in  about
eoua! numbers.    Tlie bnyers are prinoi
pally  girls,   and  thev   all  take   oocain
eyewitness account ot Greek atrocities
practiced on. Turkish civilians in the
neighhorhoiid of Ismid in Turkey in
Asia, during the Greek retreat in June.
His dispatch was held up a full month
by the censorship blockade recently established by the Greek Government.
The correspondent was em a launch
roasting close to shore under the pro
ttction of the Allied Commission o;
Inquiry, in plain view of the Greek column v He saw them burn village after
village as they retreated. He went
ashore and visited some of the ruined
villages. He found bodies, of old wo
men that had been murdered by the
soldiers. Others were "bruised all over
with blows  from  rifle butts."    In one
The wo���icn of lapa;i. in common with
��� -.'omen everywhere,, are against war
I :��der the leadership of Mrs. Vnkio
Ozaki. of Tokio. tliey have organized ri
Woman's Peace Sociity. dedicateil to
furthering disarmament, especially by
the pro���K>ti��in of an understanding between the 1'nited States and Japan
and have endorsed the position of tin-
live  took certain  action in connection  V^cr   S�� Turkish   civilians   had   been
vifh the affiliation of the Canadian
Brotherhood of Railway Employees and
the case is being appealed to the courts
by the latter, the decision of the Congress executive was set aside. The
���inestion which naturally arises in con
murdered. Every shop, except those
owned by Greeks or Ameniins, had been
looted and gutted. The whole country
side was a place ol" sickening desolation
This is the territory thai the holy
Vllies of the peace conference and the
r.eerion with <nch a case, is, should not 1 ^��^r **v* �����** ('J��* Government ?
tb' trade union movenviit itseli hel1r��' "cense to grab by force, though
tbe onh- court at which the internal af fhcrc. Vs no��hnw, m the nature 01 th.-
fairs of the movement are decided ���"/wdation to warrant any such action
And ii not where does the jurisdiction However the peace conference leaders
o' the. courts end in their interference *"<��� unAeT ��>"*�� olihgations to \ era
with the affairs of trade union admin j rc?��> ,h.lf. ***** ������"���_. of Greece, and
istratin-? The*e are important que* ; _J,^,n*
tw��s and should not be lighthy consid
At a recent convention of the Interna-
t*onal Printing Pressmen's I'nion three
hundred delegates decided that a certain union should stand expelled f���mi
the Interti Tonal for the violation of
the laws imder which the organization
was supposed to be governed. Other
ret* of the Bo^rd of Directors of the
International I'nion were unanimously
endorsed by the delegates representing
the local unions, but a judge with a record of antagonism to l_ihor ruled that
ti-- expelled union should remain a part
of the Internationa!, and'the administrv
tion of the affairs of the Union, which
bail been endorsed by the convention.
wa* conde���med-
The Labor Xews without expressing
any ��� -mion on the qnestion which will
cone before the Congress convention.
i�� of the opinion that tbe convention
floor is the place where such matters
*!*onld 1 e settled, and that the interna'
affairs of the l-ahor movement should
���ot 1st subject to interference by the
court*.��� Alberta Labor News.
Labor in every country support
the struggle (the war I. while privilege
fattened on it. Now tabor is getting
the reward of its patriotic effort in
the reality of starvation wages and
w ide-spread unemploj-raent and the prospect of worse to come, with privilege
v axing fal out of labor's want and
suffering. If tabor is at all susceptible
to the lessens of experience, it might
be expected to balk at the next war
which it is asked to subscribe to at its
<��wn inevitable expense. If the workers
'have learned their lesson, there will be
him out of Turkish territory
that thev did not want themselves wa*
a very easy way lo ease the obligation.
It was a pretty rough deal em tht
people of the territory involved, but
���he great statesmem. of course, were not,
bo'licxcd by snch trifles.
The Manchester Guardian con���s-
elent points out that the armed forces
of the Allies helped lo start the Greek
militarist crowd on its present career
of grabbing Turkish real estate ansj
murdering the population. Under the
��-c.imstances the great statesmen would
seem' to have incurred a certain respon
sibility in the premises, Bnt among
statesmen of this character tlie' creation
' *nit fling    Ihe powder mstead ot using   N-4tio_a,   i^,-,-    0f    Women    Voters
a    hypodermic   needle,   which,   though   __.���, ��� ;,s come-mion >�� Cleveland.
m.w etlccttve. is harder to use. Of  16j000 Japanese  women  who   re
An observer in one of the ebrk *ich   Centlv expressed in writing their views,
streets   running   off  ^Coventry   Street- i iJ.OJJO  favored   re-diictiem  of   armament
v Inch   forms  a  200-yard   link   between j and onlv 5 per ce-nt. opposed it.    Tw )
Leicester Square and Piccadilly Orcus,j���er cent were uncertain of their opin
will not have to wait for more than ? j ion.
Councillors May
Go To Jail
Italy Faces
Trying Times
Labor Members of London Borough Are Fighting Against
Burden of High Rates.
Twentv-six out of the 31 members o""
Industrial     Collapse     Is
to International
ROME���Industrial conditions show
no signs of improvement in any part
���he   Poplar   (London.   Eng) "If���rough  of Italy.    Practically all of the boot
Council who had writs served on them,
fighting for the poor in their stnigglc
asainst the burden e>f the high nstes imposed e��n them by the inequality of
Lordon's rating, systemu are te�� go to
pri*on.   They include:���
Sam March (Mayor of the Borough i.
and shoe factories are closed. Fifty
per cent, of the metal workers are
unemployed, forty per cent, of the
building trades workers are idle, and
in the textile mills only 14,000 are
employed, of whom 11,000 are able
to work only 20 hours a week.    At
George I_nsbury Ox-Mayor and editor  the end of  1920 there were  24,000
of the Daily Herald). Edgar Lansburv.', at work in Uie textile industry.
ari<! John Scuit. Millions of men and women work-
Thc Poplar Council is fighting the ! *rs are at the starvation point in the
battle of all the poorer c untcil, that' industrial centers, with no imme-
cannot meet the immense central ek- diate proapect of getting jobs that
mauds without grosslv over-taxing ^U bring them enough to buy food
their own ratepayers. j foe  themselves   and   their   families.
Prices of necessaries remain so high
WASHINGTON -Although no pro 2_l ,kal*d ����*����. P��-tt��ng in full
gress toward nationalLratioTof the fuel ^!���JL*CthA T^i^^fimm-f^
industrv in the United States has be-n  HrSra^ S
i^J1%rJ?fss^ral ^,'xCCrS ��!   ,h' ���    T*�� collapae'of Italian industries
'  - due to the collapse of international
ire re-
spite of the government's efforts
to control foreign purchases so that
the trade balance against Italy will
You've  had  a  miserable existence���  not he- continually rising.    The nor-
of  a  new  human   shambles;  here   and j -heir convxnlion of ScpteniberJJQ^   in   _B^T' "xhe v_Jue  of "the li
v"I rmuanS J   nodung~N<w   e>TsaE<i. * ���"��� "^ .y00"*^   ��"*���  mains in the neighborhood of 4
> ��rk Call. President Lewns is working upon a del    ��� ^^ of y,e gorernmeTlt'n
j inite programme in that direction.
This war the Labor party attains its 1 �����"��� "o- JO"  want to accept  a wage mal value of the lire ia 19.3 centa.
majority, and the Brighton Conference :��"-    Forget it. So the Italian manufacturer is hope-
which has just closed marks an import-1 ___= ��� ��� ������   ��� ,-,���    .____������        - 'laasly   handicapped   when   he   buys
ant stage in the historv of the pedhica'. cutive Committee of the Labor Part.. r*T* Ir_'^er_~ "*_��� -"epr-ciated mon-
l^hor  movement."  writes  Mr.  Arthur,and the ParfiamenUrv Party. Sy' .W ltMSr l*0"*****" **���** materials
Greenwood in the "Dairy Kew*."   When,.    Tbe   proposal   to  establish   four  dc i'J'r *** "J-" "Jre**aM "��� *��� m-*,l��
���he narty came into existence twentv' | partments under  the joint  centred  of Jr*���**. .      _____   *��   e*c*Pe
one years ago it commanded little sun-] tbe labor Partv and the General Coun "___L "��� ���*��*��,B.,C ��"����� ������ fo*- tne
(port and it met whh the fiercest oppo-   ril of tbe Trade Uni.*i Congress, will',ST*���"___i sW^  are  competing  with
����  sition. ��� render both the industrial and the poliri- !?* !"" b*c��B���� <" "* 'ow *r*due of
The new- sense of power and confi- !cal movements much' more effective.   I
The foi'ow mg places are run under
ron-union conditions and are therefore
onfair to organized labor.
Stettler Cigar Factory, making Van Lop
and Van Dvke Cigars.
King's Cafe. 212 Carroll St
Capitol Cafe. 930 Granville St.
White Lunches.
Electrical Contractors.
C  H. Peterson. 1814 Pandora St
Hume k Rumble. Columbia St.  New
Westminster. B.C.
The Chilhwack Electric Co, Ltd, Chil-
liwack B.C.
I.        .
'lence of the Labor Party has been re- i i- intended to set up a Department �������"
iK-cted in the tone and temper of this j Research and Info-nation, a Denart-
wcek's Labor Party Conference. The ' meat of International Affairs, and Pub-
l^bor Party's policy, as formulated atj'icity and Leg-��1 Departments. With
the Annual Cxm.creace. ha* passed from [these departments the Labor movement
propaganda to' statesmanship. 'wit!die equipped with rnachincry of vital
What   he   says   is   worth   recording j importance, if Labor is to play its due
here:���      < [part in the national life.
The agenda of the Brighton Confer- j The dominant notes of the i-abnr
ence indicates the comprehensive char- {movement at the present time are a dc-
arter"of the Labor policy. Foreign | sire for commoti action wbere such-
affairs loom large in the discussions. | r.rtWm is possible, and a recognition of
and an important place is given to eehi- J the importance of knowledge as a basis
cation, temperance, housing and ecoci-1 for policy. Those who are actively en-
urnic, po'icy. But from the point o"'sraccd in the Lal��>r trove���lent look for -
view of the elev eU^pment of the Labor j ward with confidence to the future.
Party, -the most significant step takrn j Organized Labor has lost nothing of it*
during the present week is the approval ���dealism. whilst it has gained in stahil-
Siyen by the Conference to tbe co-ordin ky from the steadying influence of re-
t : Kin proposals, the purpose or which is! sponsibiiitv and the reinforcement of
to secure a unification of Labor polic-.-j its general principles bv knowledge and
and the maximum amount of common organized research. * Oppoastnts\ of
svorking between the industrial and political Labor'movements.
' It is expected that the scheme submitted to the Conference will be approved by the Trade Union Congress
in September, after which steps will be
taken to set up a National Joint Council
of the Trade Union Congress, the Exc-
the German mark.
Employers in all industries are
wrecking standards of wages and
working conditions built up by the
militant General Confederation of
Labor during the last five years. But
la* workers arc fighting every inch
of the way, and many strikes and
lockouts are expected to result from
the employers' efforts to reduce
wages and increase the work week
to 54 and 60 hours a week.
The terrible plight of the Italian
workers haa greatly strengthened
the Socialist and co-operative movements, for the workers of all trades
have had an everlasting object lesson
of the futility of capitalist economics.
��� n-isnenmrr i_ _-.<>.��-..__������
Join tbe Ruy-Union-Made-Guods Movement
Labor may disagree whh its policy,
they cannot with truth charge the move -
ment with a lack of either ideals or
proved capacity, and delegates ret������1-
ir-jj to their homes from the Brighton
Conference carry with them the certainty that Labor is steadily forging its
way to power.���The Statesman.
labor is likely to be represented at the
lorthcommg conference on disarmament in Washington. President Sam
��*! Gompers, of the American Federation of Labor, who is here presiding at
a meeting of the executive committee,
made this statement
Who said the cost of living is down.
You haven't began to live yet. and look
at the sweat and blood you expend.
Quality Circulation���Buying Power
The manager of this paper would be pleased, ;irT^
talk business with you. 8#***_!
��� ~
> anas���sassssj
':��V   y^---;,.^    -
'     -
Ohflcial Organ of the Vancouver Trades
aad Labor Council and Affiliated'
Control  Committee:   F   W    Welsh,   I"
R. Bengough. and W. J. Bartlctt.
Published every Friday at Labor Hall,
319 Pender Street Wast
Telephones Seymour 7495-74%
Vancouver, B.C.
Second Class mai'ing privileges applied
Subscription Bates:
$2.00 per year by mail in Can-da
$_-f>'j per year outside Canada
Advertislng Rates upon application
H. W. WATTS  -  Editor and Manager
Once again tin "I'.rass Check" press
lias been shown up in its true colors.
This time it i- in i mnection with the
printers' strik-. and demonstrates bow
carefully the employing class looks
after the welfare of each other, no matter in what locality, province or nation
Ihey happen to be.
l-jnplo) ins printers in Vancouver ad
vertise-d recently in l-istern papers for
men and women to fill the jobs of strik
ing printers of the city. In order to
counteract this; the Pressmen's Union
look steps to place an advertisement in
Ihe daily press of Toronto, advising
workers of the conditions in Vancouver.
But the "kept prcs;" refused point blank
lo publish it. The advertising was legi
timatc, nothing libellous or revolutionary about it. The cash was available for
immediate payment, but no, "he press,
had to keep up its reputation of being
owned and controlled by the exploiters
of lalieir. All lalior was asking for was
a  fair shake in its struggle to maintain
needs going into and clearing up before
next season.   This should also be made
to apply to berry and fruit picking, be
cause there is always some tricky work
pulled off by ranchers during the season.
(Conducted   by   Sydney   Warren)
Premier John Oliver, appears to have
assumed the role of a dictator that
even Leon Trotzky would envy. He
denies that it is the duty of a Govern j __
ment to maintain the people through
periods of unemployment ,but at the
same time admits that it is the duty of
the Government to- do collectively for
the people that which they cannot dr>
individually. He then proceeds to
lambaste the workers by inferring that
Labor did not give value for wages
ruccived. Wc doubt very much if John
ever saw any of last winter's relief
gangs working, and it lie did. whctlu-
he ever fitntrcd how many yards of rock
Effect* of the War Has Produced
a Reawakening Among
the Toilers.
I-abor  in Japan holds great  promise
denied,    the j ><>r lm���? Krowth and is of vital con
corn to the whole world ot international
No dream is wasted in the last stretch
of the day,
Xo soul is lost in the final count of
the race;
guards oi life and death are dismissed, the long distracted stream
is left to its course;
who disown men are sdf-cruci-
ficd; no hell is so black as tin.'
court that condemns men to it.
Service is self-benediction, rule is self-
���Horace TrainV!
labor.     This   is   the   gist  of   a   report
printed   by   the-    British   trade   unions'
labor research department.
"The effects of the war. the rise in
i the- cost of living, the spectacle of huge
< '"ortuncs being made, the revolutiemare
��� fer���i��-nl ahreiad." the report states, "pro
i -'tiC'-d a reawakening of Ial-or artivitv
j in lapan. The number of industrial
j workers was now very" much larger, the
tool  had  nearlv  trebled between   1905
Trades Union Directory
Secretaries are requested to keep this Directory up-lo-datr
Vancouver Unions
W.   Welsh
office sot sndure
COUSJUU.���President    P.
Secretary.   P.    Itengough.
I_bor  Halt.    .19   Peneler Street  West.
Phone Seymour 74S5.    Meeta in Labor
Hall at  . p.m. on tbe first and third
Thursdays  In month.	
BUH-DIMO " TSJiDES COO��ClI^-sT_ursum.
a C. ���Lorn. Secretary. Bey ataasecar.
Office t!0 Laker Ball   Meets first aad
thud Wednesday fas swath at Label HalL
' OT B. O.���President. 1 >an Can-
lia; Serretary. W. Dsnaldson. 10* Hale
Streets* 7 ass. first aad third Wednesday.
ST BST.SnMXB, Local No. S71���
president. 11 Curtis; Secretary. W.
Itayne*. SI" Kleventh Avenue Bast.
Meets at 31�� Pender Street West on
s... ..ml Monday of each month at I
and   1018;   between   1914  and   191H  the
Premier John Oliver has the effrantry J I1Umber  of   factory  workers  registere-d
.. tell  the  people  ol   British  Columbia {;n ,*���. rclUn,s had risen  from under a
'that   it  is not  the duty of  the Govern   >���������-������   ���,   ,eii   over  _   m\\\ion   anj   _
could  Ik-  broken,  or  brush   slashed,
leigs  cut  by  bookkeepers,  store  clerks.; ment  t6 provide  the  unemployed.with | half.
��� i    (��� _   t an   eipportunitv
whose  bodies   were '���
factory hands, etc.
only half nourished by insufficient food.
Premier Oliver says' that the (io\eni
ment is loaded with heavy public debts
and further states that sixty or seven'..-
|ier cent, of tlie money spent by the
Public Works Department is for labor
That may Ik- true, but it is a common
belief thai there is far too much graft
,-ind palm greasing on these jobs, which
if eliminated, would considerably reduce
the cost.
Premier Oliver also says that there
had never been a country where so
much money had been expended in providing against unemployment as in
British Columbia during the past two
or three years. If that is the case why-
should he proceed to get hot under the
to   work.     It   takes   aj
strange mind to  find even a semblance!
Outburst of Strikes
oi reason m such a statement. Ijrar.teel j ; v.,^..c -oie) tnj:TC uai a revular out-
lh.it there arc a few who are uncmploy ��� ,,r,r w- rtrikcs. At lir-t they were
a'ile. in the sense that they would not j _-J,,^. ,,,- increases in wages: later
work   if   opportunity  afforded  >e-t   the | ,!,->���  '��nrc.d .40   demands   for   shorter
ilvers.  improved  conditions, a  share  in
T.     FLOUR.
nilsTX WOaVK-tmS���President, j
P.   P.  G/ugti:   Secretary.    W.   H.   Mc-'
Lean.    .0.5   Broadway   West.      Meets,
at   .1.   Pender  Street  West  at   S  p.m.
every  third   Tuesday  In  month.
asjunw nrliiafibiai, trsrioa,'
Local   Xo.   110���President, e*.   K.    Hec-
rett:  Secretary.    A.     R.    Jennie.     3.0.
��� 'amble Street.    Meets   Km���   111.  Sl��i
Pender  Street   Weet. at   7:15  p.m.    on
second  and fourth Tuesday* In month, r
_ Local Xo 404���President.
J. Smith: Secretary. B. Showier, SIS
Pender Street West. MeeU at SIS
Pender Street West at ( p.m. on secondI sad fourth   Krldays   In   month.	
Ecoavar oms a pa peb-
. Local No. 138���Secretary.
L Amos ItS Cordova Street. MeeU
at ll�� Cordova Street, at S p.m, on
seeond and fourth Thursdays in month.
arm, sns_na_,' -r_u_*r~I
aVDaXDMSUB. Local Xo .404���
President. W. U. Pollard: Secretary.
X. H. Vernon, Tlox 1.*. MeeU at 319
Pender Street West. Vancouver, at S
p.m. on seeond and fourth Fridays of
Local Xo. M ���
President. F. Looney: Seei-stary. flor-
don Edward*. .7.3 Firth Avenue West.
Meets at World Building. Vancouver,
at S p.m. on Saturday of  each week.
11       . .1 ���   1 .   j .      \i-i      1. ..1.1 i._. months respectively in connection with
co ar at this late date.   Why should In*,. . 1      r   .1  " c c    r~
... ,   tn<-   wreck   of   the   S.S.   u
encourage haired and noting an ���
trouble by saying that he does not care
a hang for politics or for the office he
holds, because he has reached the agin life when there is nothing to offer
Just so long as lie  retains the office
a accent standard of living, and yet it j |,c ������w holds it is his bounden duty t<
was denied. j help guide the ship of state through the
This alone is reason enough why labor | troubled seas, and he should be the last
sbotltd get behind and build up its own
press. Labor, the world over, is recognizing the value of its own press, and
Labor dailies are springing up in all
parts of the world. With the exception
of Canada, every' country has its lalior
dailies and the weekly publications arc
increasing in size and numbers. Organ-
ized labor in Seattle has built up a labor
daily that today is valued al close on
half a million dollars, and yet it was
only a few days ago that the Seattle
Typographical I'nion voted one thousand dollars to the Seattle Union Record.
The cost lo the union amounted to five
cents a mcmlier for eight months.
Just for a few rents a month, lalior
in this country can build up its prrss
just as it has done in other countries.
A siring of labor weeklies now extend
right across the country. The next
move must be a string of labor dailies.
Every union anil every union man in
British Columbia should get solidly be
hind this paper. It may not suit every
one, but when the crisis arrives in your
union affairs, it will be there to help
you in your struggles. A few cents a
month from every member will build
up a powerful publication. Make this
Ihe next order of business in your union.
if it is not already supporting the B. C
Labor News.
man to add to the tempest. Tlie cry for
bread has brought about many a bloody
revolution in various parts of the wor'
and while it is admitted that unemployment is not very easily relieved, it is
far better for all parties concerned to
work together, in an attempt at least,
to help the situation rather than to lash
the workers into a fury and tell them
lei eat grass.
If Jeihn Oliver has "honestly" arrived
at the conclusion that the Government
cannot do anything for the unemployed
"th'cTf he cannot do liettcr than accept the
proposals of the "Economic Council of
Vancouver," and turn the job over to
ihe organizations that are convinced that
something helpful lo the situation and
beneficial to the Province can be done.
Organized labor is absolute'*)* opposed
to the thirty cent an hour wage scale
for   relief   work,  as  suggested  by  the
Kconomic Council, but we are informed
that the announcement of a higher wage , _. ... .
... That    politicians were statesmen.
fact remains that there are thousand
of industrious citizens of tliis Province
who contribute- their share toward the
maintenance of the- (io\crnnu-nt. vho
are willing and do work when given a
chance, and upon whose lieing employe-d
the well-being and development of ihis
Province depends. The solution of the-
problem of unemployment is as much
the duty of a Government as that of
raising taxes or building public works,
and any state���le-nt to the contrary is
.simply  shuffling  responsibility.
Capt. Bradley and Chief Mate Campbell   were  siispendeel   lor   'ix  and   four
profits and the ele-ction of foremen.
Xew uniems were organized and it was
estimated that, by the- end ol" 1919. the
cumber 01" trades unions in the modern
s��-:ise was between 100 and 1?0. with a
c-c���J_cr��.|irp of between ��0.000 and
A   shi���10  followed  which produced  ;��� |
series of heavy defeats.   This period of j
c'-rression    concenlrateel    attention    on j
'���r_anization "and combination. The c6n- [
���er.���ccs  of the Ou*ii-Kai in  1919 and '
mvi reorganized that body on a liasis of
industrial   departments,   transport,   tex-
���ile   mining, etc.    In  1920 the Japanese
Federation of Trade Unions was organized.
drop raaa
Local   Xo.   151 ��� President.
W.   J. itsrtlett: Secretary. T   Mellugh.
l��f.S   Sixfi   Avenue   West.    Meets    at
71��  P��-n��l��r Street West at    8  p.m. on (
third Tuesday of each month.
EaVB    k   H"ILrTBUI.   Local   Xo.   I��4���
President.   R.   Lynn:     Secretary.      A.
Kraser.   Itoum  S0J,  319   Pender  Street j
West.     Meets  at   lt��     Pender    Street
West,   st   i   p.m.   on   first   and     third j
Vord-fvs   of et-ch  month.
a c-meht FI-ISBE-SS
Ias.-��| Xo. SS - P���isident. Ciiarles Keall.
Secretary. Alfred Hurry. Ml TMrty-
r��urth Avenue Kast. Meets at lit
Pender Street West, at 8 p.m. on first
W��dneedsy   in   month.
1ST-*���SKI    PTSsl-s-t,
Pall- e-
Irvine: Ilusi-
totldard.    SSt
Secretary.   J
A Kent.      R.     A.
Richards Street.    Meets at 111 Pender
Street   West    on  first  and  third   Monday  in month at  ��  p m.
Locil Xo. S��5 ��� President. Thos
Ardley: SeereUry. Tom Cory. 445
Vernon Drive. Meets at 319 Pender
Street West at S p.m. on first Tuesday
In  month.
ladian   Kx
porter.    Wc take no chances with sea    ENCOURAGING UNION
taring men. but what aliout doctors and
ministers, and the mistakes they make.
not to mention judges and printers?
-President. 'Prnest Wilde:
Secretary. Wm. S. Daamell. Box 53.
Vancouver. Meets at 319 Pender St..
on second and fourth Wednesdays in
I.oeal Xn. 17ft���Prps'ideat. Ilert Stirali-un-:'
Secretary J Cr���rlher. II'imwi Ate-t.
P .W. Welsh. Otliee 301 Lahor Hall.
Meets at 319 Pender Street Weat. al 8
p.aa. os seeond snd fourth Fridsya.
POiJCEn.--���. r-3_3t\���iow. Local
Xo. It���President. Roy A. Perry: SeereUry. Alexander Murray. 1484 Tenth
Avenue West. Meets at 44S Pender
Street West, at 7:3S p.m. on fourth
Tuesday of month.
Chainsan. W. J. Baitlett    Serr.lary. Mrs.
W   Mah��a.    Meets ia roeas 305 Labor Halt
oa  the   sicsad   and   fourth   Th-rsday  la
at ��� ia
The   Trade   I'nion   Congress   which
Hov. is this for WOT,  American?   U. [rr!ot   in   Brussels   recentlv   showed   the!
S.  sets  free  German  officer convicted   unionizing   movement   of   the   Relgian.
as war spv.  pardon, millionaire  stock    ��o**kers in an encouraging degree.     \t
tie   end   of   10_0   the   total   m<-nl>cr.hin
���Pr, sident. B. RroDsos: Serretary.
l.-'iv Masseear. 319 Pender Street West.
Meets at 319 Pender Street West, at
S  p.aa. every  Monday.
BOOSCatnfDBBB.   Local    i05=Presldent~ |
Oo.  Mowsit;  Secretary.   Frank    Milne.
V.nx til.    Meets at 319   Pender Street
West at 8 p.m. every third Wednesday
In month.
_ -President. D. J.
Mcfarthy: Secretary. G. K. James.
1348 Odium T>rive. MeeU at 44S Pender Street West. Vancouver, at T:JS
p.m. on last Friday In month.	
I>��cal Xo. <�����President. 8 W. Myers:
Secretary. Tft. B. Stephenson, Box S��4.
MeeU at 111 Hastinirs Street, Vancouver, at 8 p.m. on seeond Tuesday in
Local   Xo.
man sentenced for selling tuln-rc.11
cattle as healthy beef, g-ants stiy o-
i Xv-rtition to farl Wanderer, sentenccel
to die for hiring the murder of his
wife and unborn liabe. yet still confines
behind the bars at At'anta. Eugene V.
Debs, n gentle old man. wli��> he-Id to his
convictions even in wartime.
of   tne  unions  numbered  7l!s.-Jin
-"romr^st   union   v. p.-   thnt   of   the   iro;*.
and metal  wc-rk'-rs.  v.ith   163..Vin  mem
hers; next nmc tbe miners, with  \\2.
Qo4:   the   railroaders,   with   O.S.OOO   the
building workers, with 74.000: the tex-
j ti'e workers, with 30.000.
TV income  for the  fiscal year was
YYcnatchee woman finds, rattlesnake in I n��""ly  3^000.000   francs,   the  expenses
bre-d   1k>x.     So   they're   not   only   in I **'���*��"��� s*f__3\OnTI.000 l rancs.   The reserves
liottles. ���>rc    amounting    to    about     I'J.OOO.'WJO
  ; francs.      More    than    7.000.000    francs
Karon B\-g savs he is an eighteen "*�� exoended on strike support. 5.500.-
karat militarist. We thonslit that var-'���nn0 ,ra*-c-- for unemolos-ient benefits,
ietv was found only north of the Rhine.! ^w-'wn. franc* '"r sick beneiits.    For
  j the   trade   union   papers  and   libraries
Thtis 'he Vancouver World, anent the | IJW.fJOO   francs   was   expended,   while
death of King Peter of Serbia. "It was j "��<*-in��'tration costs amounted to ZSOX
not until he led his forces against the j ***!_ ranc?*-
Central   Powers   that   the   tragedy   of       "-��- d,M*s *fier. according to wages
which he  had  l*cn  a beneficiarv-'and ! ano' sP��Tial benelils.  m several  organ
of  collusion  in   which  his  familv  was 1 ,-*fd trades, from lonr to six francs per
suspected was forgotten."   Peter was a . **'��*���* to ��nc franc per week.
"persona non grata" for tiking part in !	
1  small killing but  a heroic  figure  for ' INTERNATIONAL MINERS
'eading     his     country     to     wholesale;
inC   Eat--lots*:
In-es'dent. J White: Secretary. G.
I'irrt��.r��n. Office US Pordova Street
West. Meets at 14t Cordova Street
��>l at S r�� m. on the first and third
Vridsy in month.
' CT���T HA__ Ea4T��_0'T-r_r Local Xev
j :.����� P-esider-t. II. A. Blach: Secretary.
Aid. W. J. Scrlbben. City Hall. Meets
at lis Oo��do����� Street West, at 8 p.m.
on first Wednesday of each month.
453���President Geo. H. Hardy: Secretary, W. J. Johnston: Business
>ltent. O. P. Thom. Office 304 Labor
Hall. Meets second and fourth Monday at 8 p.m. In Labor HalL	
Branch.���President. .T R. Cooper; Basi
ness A rent. Aiuras Ms^Sween: Secretary.
R. C. We.l.er. 146 19th Ave. W. Meets
-.'id and 4th Tuesday al 8 p m . in F.I..P
Be. S Branch.���Secretary. W. Bray. SO
1��U Ave. W. MeeU 1st and 3rd Toes
day at 8 p.m, in K.I..P. Halt 148 Cordo-a
St. W.
.. 1-ILBOSD Cat���X.OTBBS. Oirislon Xo.
��������Pres!dent. A. X I/>��es: Secretary.
"tiar'es Rtr.l. Jfl to Union Street
Meets at I.O.O.F Hall. SIS Hamilton
Street, at 8 p.m. on first Monday tn
BelLV/AT CO-DO���-3BS. IXvinion Xo.
,    .57���President. G. W. Hatch: Secretary
.1     R   Physlck     HS<   Thurlnw   Street.
Meets at LOOP. Hall on first Sunday
j     st   .   _.���...  and on third   Thursday at
*  n.m
BUUI.WAT CABMXBTl^rile. SSV���Presi-
denl T. SosiMerville: Se���etary. B. J.
Sansoss. S��30 Sherhreoke St MeeU 1st
and 3rd Fridays, ia Cotillion HalL
%T TBLABSISBM. Ixn-al Xo. 144
President. C A. Mitchell: SecrMmry.
I�� A. Munro, 7* Seventh Avenue West.
Meets at I.O.O.F Hall. Hamilton Street
at 730 pm- on first Tuesday and t:lS
p.m on   third  Tuesday.
' ��Nai
Local Xo. 357���President. G. Thomas: SeereUry. R. J.
Cralf-r. 3( Kootenay Street. Meeta at
319 Pender Street West, at 8 p.m. on
first Tnesdsy In month. 	
Local Xo. 179���
President. A. P. Glen; Secretary. O.
T. Brown, 3119 Twenty -seventh Av*.
West. Meets at 319 Pender Street
Weed, st J p.m. on flrat and third
s��w���rrr.i. p_-.-Ba % s-WTSaVs* asj-|
It   is   said   men   hate   hurting   tame' ..T-i^^^Uf-":!"' mcc*T�� ��f Ac,
hings. which undoubtedly accounts  tor;
'he increasing number of wild women. I
would tend to lure unemployed from
other parts of the country and that i
docs not apply to married men, whom
we assume would get the preference in
relief work. That clears up the situation considerably.
The first experiment of the (jovcrn-
mcnl Employment Rureau. in sending
men back east to the harvest fields, has
met with considerable criticism from
Ihe would-be harvesters. Just how
widespread this dissatisfaction is can
not be determined at the present time,
hut word has been received, from many
localities, lo the effect thai the $4 a
day scale is only being paid in a few
places, and men are having to hunt all
over the place for jobs, after having
been sent to localities where men were
alleged to have been asked  for.
It would appear as though the efforts
of the bureau had not been systematized.
and that a great deal of duplication has
cither taken place, or the farmers have
deliberately attempted to flood their
localities with harvest hands.
It is too late to remedy the situation
at   this   time,   but   special   employment
forms sheiflld be prepared for the next
season to be filled out by those requesting laborers  and  a heavy  fine  placed
upon those who fail to carry out their
bargain.    These  requests  should be in
duplicate, so that one copy can be sent
by the postmaster or Government agent.
of ihe district, to" a certain Government
Employment Bureau, whose duty would
be to fill the jobs for that district.
The harvest season only lasts a short
.  time, and if men are compelled to spend
days, and sometimes weeks, hunting for
a job after having paid railroad fare to
a  given locality, somebody should be
made to pay for the mistake, other than
the worker.   Farmers should also sign
for the wage scale determined upon, or
else take a chance in getting the required help by stating what amount he
is willing to pay.   Anyhow,'the matter
In spite of the wage, slashing by American railroads, the organized railroad
workers have protested against the
Townsend bill, which permits***he sale
of $500,000,000 of government securities and the sale of $1,500,000,000 of
railroad securities for the payment of
the railroads' claims against the. government. Thus Labor fights against robbery, even to its own detriment.
In spite of the fact that there arc
millions of unemployed in Great Britain.
I with no prospects of any great change,
some people are quite jubilant over the
fact that the birth rate is increasing.
Figures for the first quarter of this
year also show the greatest number of
marriages ever recorded. Looks as
though that "two million of surplus
women" have been popping the question.
Mike Gibbons, the St Paul boxer, has
been placed on the "We Don't Patronize
List" by'the Twin City Building Trades
Council, on account of his unfair attitude toward union labor in the erection
of his Flat Building in St. Paul. Organized Labor can land this boxer a knockout by keeping away from his boxing
That oil wells triisheel forth oil.
That horses   raced   to   see   which   one
would win.
That hair restorers restored.
That the right to a "skinful" constituted
International Miners' Committee closed
There   were   represented   Great
: Britain.    Germany.    France.    Belgium.
j Oecho-Slovakia and Holland.
j     Reports showed that the ceneral situ-
j ation   of   the  miners   in  all   European
; countries   was   unsatisfactory,   and.   ir��
view of this, it was agreed to arrange
r"or c.ose co-operation between the different   national   organization   and   the
international   secretary   in   London,   so
That woman's place was in the home��� I \hat ** International Committee might
preferablv the kitchen ' ���**���'  ^'led  together  immediately  shoujd
That the Kaiser would hang. j r*s^��*-'on arise.
     ��� j    The     International     Federation     ol
ANfiT-r-p PUT-Arn {Trad-  Union*   at   Amsterdam   will   be
ANOlHtK GHIOAUU | consulted by the  International  Miners'
DIHOH MAN sTTT.T.-tTl: f'ommittee should the occasion arise for
_*  j international   zction   bv   the   organized
Henry Piah. active member of Bakerv f workers a*r*inst the efforts of intema-
and Confectionery Workers of Chicago, j '��� "'��������� capitalism.
was murdered in cold blood bv John! 0,,�� H"''- Castmir Bar*ucl art-.
Hickev. a gunman serving the bosse- I Frank Hodgrs were appointed delegates
mi  Chicae-o's bakerv  strike, and  sworn   "���- ,lw conference of the International'
Kederat-on of Traek Unions, which will'
be beld this year.
ET.BCTRlCSt. WOB���1BBS. I.<k"��1 213���
President. D. W. McDougall; SeereUry.
V R Burrows: Business Aicent. E.H. i
Morrison. Office 440 Pender 8treet
VVe*t. Meets at 440 Pender Street
West  at   8   n.m.   every  Monelay.-
-Preshlent C. V. C Oralis:
Secrets���r. Oeo. Orav. 1C38 First Ave.
East. Meets at Ragles* Hall. Vaneou-
���������� et .30 p.mi on first and third
S-ind?vs  in   month.
TEAMsT_*__sTL��e.l Xe. US',���l��Te.xl"-t W.
M. Bnn; Secretary. Birt Showier Of fir*
.*��<���_ Labor HalL Meets second an I f.-rfi
Wednesday at 8  p.m.  in Labor Hall.
1~ByrBMB. Local Vo. 18��� P-esl-
dent, Percy Trevlse: Sec-etary. Chas.
A. Watson. Xo. 3 Fire Hall. Twelfth
and Ouebec Streets, Vme-ouver. Meets
nt  310 Pender Street  West.
OABM*���WT    W��V���IS,  Local   No.   150
 President. Mrs. W.  Mahon: Secretary.
Ads Hawksworth. 351��- Fleming Street.
Meei-s ��t Labour H*ll at < p.m. on
first Thursday In month.	
-Business Agent, it.
���owoserd Meets at 7 p.m. every
Monelsy.at It** foedo���i Street West
SV���~ r-r-ar p'sPEasr��s* nsrtost.
Vo. ��7�����Pres'dent. Fran* Mcfann.
Secre'a���-. T J. Hanafln. I37S Sixth
Ar��������� Weet. Vance-iver. Meets at
441 Seymour Street. Vancouver, at 1:30
n.��n. on first Sunday  in month.
HOTBX. k BwaTAtrmORT ess���to���BBS
letcal Xo. SS���Presidsnt. J. Cummlngs:
Secretary. J. W. vanHooh, 441 Seymour
. Street. "Meets at 441 Seymour Street
at 2.30 p.m. on seeond and 8:30 p.m
on  fourth Wednesdays In month.
J_-_T,_-IT WOBTSMB. I.��c.-��l Xo.
43���President. J. E. Dawson, Secretary.
F. T. Kelly. 1S50 lis-tings Street Ernst.
Meets second snd fourth Mondays in
month.    310 Pender Street.
l��THER*t, WOOP, WTB- k METM..
Loeal Xo. 207���President. A. B. Finis-.
See���etary. A. P. Surges. 82S Flfty-
���erersth avenue Faat. Meets at SIS
Holden PutMir.g. Vancouver, at I p.m.
on  first and   third  Fridsya  In  month.
A OPE* M'liO
I.oc��| . No 029���President, .oaenh
Weelmsn. Meets at 319 Pene]er SL.
W Vancouver, st 7:30 p m. on second
and eourth Tuesdsys In month.
WOlt-Bst-Pres���sat, B.
rants   Secretary. H. 3. H-rtm're   Bast-
r**PP     Ja.a*#Bl_
_.  3.- Crawford    Off lee.  Sit
I_ber Halt
Meets  srro-d    aad   fosrth
Tharadsy at
S  pm. ta Later Hall.
rmmm. T.oeal �����. a_--oresldent. W.
P��yley:*Seeretsrjr. A. Blrnte. t��3<
Con���e~-'al Drive. M-e-.n at Sl�� Pender Street West at S p.m. on second
Mi"iit��r in month.
n as a deputy sheriff by Sheriff Chas.
W.  Peters.,
The law- authorities of Chicago ap-
narently have it all framed up to whitewash the murderer, who is at large
under bonds of $5,000. ^^3���"~
Pfab was murdered August 6. He
was not a striker, nor was he an officer
of the union, hut he had been instrumental in exposing spies in the union
in the pay of the bakery bos.se*.
He was in an automobile on his wav
to lunch, when he stopped to talk with
some striking bakers just coming out
of a meeting. An automobile owned
by. tbe Schutre Baking Co. drove tap
and Hickey and four others jumped
out with guns in their hands.
Pfab and his associates were unarmed and started to run. Hickey was
overtaking Pfab and the latter turned
to confront hi�� assailant. Hickev shot
Pfab in the abdomen and the bakery-
worker  died  ten "hours  later.
A few years ago we were told that
"your king and country needs you. we
dont." but now it appears as though the
whole shebang has adopted the phrase.
A headline reads "Big Financiers Involved in Swindle." It seems late in
the day to admit it. but we never knew
a financier to get his Irving any other
War waa to bring democracy, hat
it seems sidetracked.
Be   particular���demand   the     union
label, shop card and working button.
l.ON'DON.���Two police officers and
two policemen are missing following a"
outbreak of rioting in the Mopiah district of India, said a dispatch from
Madrid. Railway lines were- torn up.
telephone wires destroyed and the Station at Kadalusk' looted. A special
train carrving troops had left Calcutta
for Kadalusk.
Tlie next meeting of the International
Miners' Committee will lie held a"
-Vienna in October next, unless circumstance    induce  an   earlier  meeting   o:"      P-****	
the C .mmittec. ' ����J___!!E_r"
The convention of the United Cloth
Hat and Cap Makers of North America
at the Headgear Workers' Lycnm reaffirmed its stand in favor of a needle
trades alli-tnce composd of all the
unions in the needle industry, including the men's and women's clothmc
workers' organizations.
Local No. 44-
nent. H. J. Rhodes: Secretary. H. Wal- j
kor. 100S Pendrell Street. Mes��ts at
Room 30��, SIS Jferder Street West, at |
% <s ���. on Thl--d Wedne��d-ty In month. I
LOr-OMOTV-c TBOr���ET-S Brotherhood of. Division No. 320���President. |
O: P. Boston: Secretary. H. A. B Mac-1
Donald. 12?** Pendrlll St.. Vancouver. ,
Meets at I OOP. Hall nn seeond and j
Fourth Tuesdaya in each month at S j
ST��-E-Jt _���.ECrr-JC -fl-W-T
S~Gd>IBBH *>��� _an���ITCA. Amalgamated Asii<v-|a��:on of. Dir'sion No. 1S1���.
Pre��'dent. H, Rlg'iy: Secretary. V. K.
Oriffln. 447 8>vth Aeenue East. Van-
co,i-��r. Meets AO.P. Hall. Mount
vtesrsnt at 1015 am. on frrat Moods���   and 7 p m.  nn third Monday.
AMD    B--
f-oe-sl No. SS8���Presld-nt.
T. MeKwen: Secretary. H. O. Campbell
744 HelmcVen ��� Street, Vancouver
Meets st I O.O.F. Hall, on first and
third Tiieeds���s of each month.	
^IMtrSJHB*^***F*'*5       �����Ol IS I ma
���I_>csl  Xev  3��-51^���S��e-^ary-*rrea_��tjr��r.
P.     Chapman:    Business    Agent.    B,
Picrarda.   I5S    Co-do���I   Street    West.
Meets at l.i Cordo���i Street West, st ���
S p m.. on rtrst  and third Fridays In
Ixiesl 1��2���Presl-
Cent. C. Dolmas: Secretary. F. Rumble,
!���� Ootherd Street Meets In Labor
Hsll Vancouver at ( p ���. first Tues-
���*��������> II month	
A IB B.W. Seeretsry. M*��s T rneroft
Cfflee Bss- 30S Labsr Han. 31S Pender
Bl���at.   Wsst.
COPF.NHAGF.X.���Six persons havej
been killed in political and industrial j
elisorders in the district of Posrn ( forin-
erlv West Prussia hut now part of
Poland), said advices from I^ntzig.
Tbe disturbances are increasing. The
rail���ay men are striking.
No7 S4S���President.     W.     McCartnev. I
sis   London. B-'ldlng: S-cretary. O.W
Saxted.  S10   London   Buildlnr-     Meet.;
st   SIS I��nrlon Building on first Sun-.
day  In month at  7:*>* p.m. '
ATT-OBsr tTBTOM. Local No. 17S���Presl-
���" �������� It A. Lawson. 10SS Seymour
Street. SeereUry C McDonald. P. O.
Box S��3. Meets at 310 Pender Street
West,  at S p.m. on flrat    Monday la
mns|k. t
Tl**0-Ss*!_ne-AV Local fit��� Pr-Sident
C. H. CVtlller: Secretary and BustnaSa
A rent. R N. Xeelsnds: Ofree SI4 Labor Hall. MeeU last Sunday In each.
������onth at 1 pjn.
CKNTTRALIA.-Ford*s Prairie Coal
Company mine, a few miles west of
here, has started operations on the cooperative plan, the miners owning the
stock. The price has dropped to $7 a
ton as a result. The mine had been
closed for several months by the Washington coal trust's effort to beat down
Are you organized T   If so what about
your work mate?
���   ���  ���
Kjmr George has made the Mare-i-i'
of Mi! ford Haven, formerly Prince
Louis of Battenburg. Admiral of the
Fleet on the retired list The Marquis
���.vas bom a! Gratr. Austria. Kow let
ns hear from the British" Empire Societies on the "insidious attack on the
F���ipiah, etc. etc.""
a- unwAT
local  No.  1<7
Secretary. A. D. McDonald. ��.I Pen
der Street West. Vancouver. Meets
st S p-m. on third Thunsday In month
���Local IIS���President W. J. Park: Sec.
WAT BMS-XOTgne-       rsitary.  O.   W.   Allln:   B-isine���s   Agent,
OV     taBOrnSBBa,       Mee-s at 3��| Lo-..|on H>i ldlng at   �� SS
dent. A.  Osborne j     �� m, on second  Friday In month.
Provincial Unions
Pe^r^U-W^^Teets0".!*  ... \    Ja^nf^m^S^J^JS^
Pender Street Wst at 8 p.m. on seeond ���,
and fonrth Thursday. I.
LOS  ANGELES. ��� Snrrotm
Salt Lake  freight train at a terminal
here, deputy sheriffs and a large force 1
of police officers arrested 34 penniless j
workers after firing several'votleyi1 of
shots when the men attempted tn Iran;
from the train they had commandeered
at San Bernardino.
Local-No.   IIS���President-
Rowver:   Secretary   A    Jamleson.    30*
London  Building.. Meets    at     Moose
Hall.   Homer Street, at IS    am.    on
second Sunday In month.
��.m.   on   ffrsf   and   tHrd    Wednesday*;
In month at Trades Hall. Broad Street.!
tumCM HIIFBBT���President. S. D.
McDonald. Prince Rupert: SeereUry.
0. Widdeli. Box 4SS. Prince Rupert.
Meets at Carpentera* Hall on second
and fourth Tuesdays of each month.
We don't mind if yon do become a
Don't go to the meetings.
-President. J.
H. Robb: SeereUry. Evan McMillan:
Business Agent. P. Bengough: Office
St�� Fender Street West MeeU at
T abour Hall at 8 p.m. on second and
fourth Tuesday.	
sO*nsn*M, flill SSI���l*-re*id*nt. John
Brown: 8eereur���, Oeo. Annand. 12S5
Albert Street. Meets at Labour Halt
at S p m  on flrat and third Friday.
st J. Lot man. Kelson;
����srreury. Felix Pexeril. Box ��2t Nelson.   	
ISs���HS_8rTOHH���President James Ma-
thie. Rerelstoke; SecraUry. Philip
Parker. Box 234. Revelstofca. MeeU
at 8 pm at City Ha*!. ReveUtoke. on
the seeond and fourth Saturday of
each month. r   **:
CHICAGO.���Thirty thousand per*- ;
sons are injured or kiii��d ia the U,
S. each day.
��� w    waiarTMSJiaiBJS��� President.   H.
Knudsen. 04)3 Royal Avenue; Secretanr
R.   Morgan. SIS  Reglna   Street      J��Iw.
Westminster. MeeU seeond aad foetrtl
Wednesdays     In     month     at
New  Westminster.


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