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COLUMBIA LABOR
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Devoted to the interests of the International Labor Movement
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Pubscription: $1.50 Per Year!
5c Per Copy J
Volume I.
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Vancouver, B. C, Friday, November 11, 1921
Number 16
PETTIPIECE EXPOSES
OPERATIONS OF
Resources of Country Are Now
Under Control of Big
Business.
Workers Cannot Be Greatly Benefited Br Old Party
Policies.
TWENTY years ago, said B.P.
Pettipiece, F. L. P. candidate for
New Westminster, addressing a'
Steveston audience in the rj Opera
House last Monday, the coal mines,
the canneries and the mills of British
Columbia were owned by Individuals,
later they became the property of
partners, then of liability companies,
and now they are completely* in the
eontrol of corporations. The coal
mining industry is an example, four
big corporations controlling every
pound of coal in the country.
The fishing industry has met the
same fate. Ousting the white /fishes,!
men from the streams by the intoo-
duction of Oriental labor into the industry, those corporations exploited
and fattened on the Oriental and then
introduced the "trap system," and
now the "human Chinaman" still further cheapens the cost of production.
Benefits for Corporations
Carrying their exploiMtrotivfurther
these big fishing industries ordered
the government to establish big hatcheries and now the canneries reap a
rich harvest while the consumer pays
just as much for a can of salmon in
B. C. as does the resident of Paris or
London, and, of course, all the benefits accrue to-the big corporation-.
This same condition of affairs applies
also to the lumber industry. After
there is enough lumber in sight the
mills close down, the loggers are
turned loose and the lumber barons
OLD PARTY
MACHINATIONS
Liberalism to tha people of
Canada means continued exploitation; Conservatism mc-ns renewed esploitation, and Liberal-
Conservatism is simply a combination of both. The Federated Labor Party IS mora than
��� machine to elect people to office. Its activities ar* continually directed towards tbe removal of the inequalities \a th*
economic and social iff* Of tbe
community, .y >u|a^
ANOTHER 61
if
British Candidate Blected With a
Majority of Over Four
Thousand.
The British Labor Party (has won
another big political victory. K. J.
Davies, Labor candidate ior West-
houghton, won by a majority of over
4,000 against the Coalition candidate.
Davies polled 14,876 votes. This is
another new seat and brings the total Labor members in the British
House of Commons up to 72. The
victory is all lhe more significant
when one realizes that the issue was
on the vital one of unemployment.
In the 41 by-elections contested by
���the Labor party since the 1918
"Khaki election," the Vote has been
increased-128 per, <��$~-trom 180,-
000 to 411,000���for Labor. Preparations are already being made to put
at least 600 candidates in the field at
the next general election. Aside from
���that the Labor party is contesting
thousands of, municipal seats this
tuonth.   There- are 810 Labor coun-
we
we start
ions, then
Sure,   said   Pottipi
enough natural
iitie needs of everybody, bi
not get access to them,
don't own them.
Workers Orgai
Years ago, said Petti]
ed to organise little tr*
we discovered the bosses organizing
bigger associations, so labor organised
the B. C. Federation of Labor. Wa
asked for labor legislation, and after
eleven years' of effort labor obtained
the Compensation Act. But big business corporations could: get a law
passed in a few hours by sending their
lawyers to Ottawa or Victoria to take
the matter up with the legllators.
Now, however, these corporations
have discovered that it is far more ex.
pedient to have their lawyers elected
than to retain them; that is why 80
per cent of the members of the House
at Ottawa are lawyers.
'       Parasites
Talking about lawyers, skid Petti'
piece, reminds one of trained fleas I
once saw at a circus. I don't object
to fleas, as fleas, but I do object to
the way they get their living.. That
can well be applied SO-lawyers. We
have lawyers to make the law, lawyer
judges to interpret the law, and blue-
coated workers to enforce the law���
all parasites living upon society,
Continued on page, two
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4��> JtyU
there at least.
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cillors   holding   office   in   Scotland
ae;r��p1pri7e.'bV%SgTt7aho^e ^��T* ��"* h����* * "*
oi lumbar.   This condition of affairs f5
has not only sdded to the unemployment situation but has forced a great
many hand-loggers into bankruptcy.
Mules Kept Well Fad
It might be noticed, however, that
the loggers and mlllwoi-kers are paid
off on the job and turned loose to
hunt for another master, but tbe
mules���the four-legged variety���are
taken down to the pastures and thejfc
supplied with food and shelter"Until
they are needed again- That's the
difference iii treatment applied to human and animal labor.
Food Left to Rot'
The fruit industry is also badly affected by the cannery trust Fruit of
every description is left, year in and
year out, to rot on the ground because
the less the supply on the market the
higher is the price. If the ranchers
could get the same price for their
fruit as the city people pay for it
they would be rolling in dollars)
Wonderful Potentialities
And then our politicians come before the people and talk about the
"wonderful possibilities and poten
tlalities of this rich province," of the
"vast natural resources" and the "opportunities for honest   tollers," etc.
MANY
HELP RICHARDSON
Monday Bally Brings Out Good
Crowd Who Have Pleasant
I Successful meetings have been held
Since last week in support of the
candidature of Tom Richardson, La-
bort party candidate for Vancouver
South, at Marpole, where Mrs. T. A.
Barnard, of New Westminster, and
Dr. W. J. Curry'and Tom Richardson
were the speakers. At West Point
Grly Mrs. Lorimer anff C. S. Cassidy
were the speakers.    #*
An except'meeting was again
held at Dreamland last Sunday
evening, iR. C. jHigginV oi New Westminster, vffi6 chairman,'and in his
opening remarks gave anjnteresting
account of the origin-&r*our present
system of currency and Unking, but
advised the,-audJence*<'tKat the currency was only one of the "blessings" of Ca^talfiBM^d it the
workers wanted to get rid of the
system of production for profit it
must be done by intelligent effort
by the whole of the working class.
T. A. Barnard, of Nanaimo, in his
address, pointed ou.'UmK the return
to normalcy was impossible under
capitalist production. All attempt-
to solve the unemployment problem;
together with other ccohomic questions connected with i\ can be but
remedial measures under our present
social system. The fault of the present chaotic state 'does not lie with the
capitalist If the worken would so
direct their intelligence''toward the
ending of the system, of capitalism,
and inaugurate a system of production for use only, they would open the
way to their emancipation.
Splendid Rally
The rally was a huge success, over
800 adults being present A first-
class concert, refreshments, and a
dance, at which the orchestra of the
Junior Labor .League Supplied the
music, provided an excellent evening's entertainment The campaign
committee received |60 from the
Civic Employees, $10 from the Sheet
Metal Workers.
The speakers at Dreamland next
Sunday will be Mrs. Corse and A.
Maelnnes.
An Appeal to Reason
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Labor Candidate for Mew Westminster Issues  Manifesto���Great
Problems to Be Solved���Obsolete Policies Most Be Scrapped
���Women Warned���A Clunge Wanted���Group
Government Possible.
THERE still remain with us numbers of people who take delight in
reminding ua that wa are "a victorious nation." Of what value to
the messes of the people can this be if we are to witness a continuation
of the old systems which, aa a result of the conflict have been discredited?
Victory for the people must mean something more than the continuance of.
the old system of production for the profit of a small owning class, and
practically slavery for the producing class. This system must be replaced
by a system of co operation in which the economic insecurity of the past
shall have no place.
Multitudes of the common people
have striven heroically and suffered
altogether too patiently. Everywhere
now the people are becoming conscious of their power. They are beginning to sit in judgment on their
rulers. They are asking questions
about those, policies- which have
brought the world to the edge of ruin.
The people are refusing to trust their
destinies to alleged statesmen who
fail to perceive the significance of
what is happening around them���who
are hopelessly out of touch with democratic thought and aim. The demand
is for men who are not only responsive to the inspirations of democracy,
but who are qualified to assist in tbe
common aim of building up the new
social order.
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HUMAN POLITICS
Never before have the people been*
confronted with problems of greater
magnitude, international and national,
economic and political, social and personal, but never have they had so
good aq opportunity of taking hold of
the problems for themselves.
The old political parties are bound
by all ties to those whose interests
seek to maintain the inequalities of
the past The party of the future
must be one which derives directly
from the people themselves, must be
the instrument of tbe people's will,
the voice of the people of both sexes
and of all who work by hand or brain.
The* people wfilum ft so, 'for the
people are weary���weary of old cries
and politicies which have rung in
their ears at each succeeding election,
but have no relation to their conscious
needs. The politics of the future must
be human politics.
The Common Inheritance
Surely no student of current events
has any doubt that the resources of
the state, "the common inheritance,"
are simply considered to be the political spoils of those who bought Paid
for, and placed in power the puppets
who so thoroughly do their bidding.
Instead of senseless individual extravagances we desire to see the
wealth of the nation expended for social purposes���for the constant improvement and increase of national
enterprises, to make provision for the
sick, aged and infirm, to establish
genuine systems of education, and
provide means for those improvements
which inure to the health and happiness ot the people. One step in this
direction will be taken when the manufacture and sale of intoxicating
drink is no longer left to those who
find profit in encouraging tbe utmost
possible consumption.
Scrap taw Obsolete
No one step, however, nor many
steps, ean be considered sufficient
The Labor Party insists en the need
for an organised science of society,
on the investigation of tbe facts of
social life and the advancement of
economic aad political science, which
reactionary instincts always
We wiU not refuse your neighbor's
subscription.
Science is continually expanding, and
its application will demand perpetual
changes in every decade, leading to
an enlargement of mental vision, continued improvement in social relationships and aims, and a gradual, but
continual, "scrapping** of the obsolete
tilings which- bar human progress.
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A WORD TO WOMEN
For tite first time the women of
Canada will be able to exercise the
full franchise on December 6. Organizations of the working-class nave
ever consistently maintained and
fought for the principle of equal suffrage; but if, now that they have the
franchise, the women have to be ex
ploited politically just as they have
ever been socially and industrially
then their last state will be no better
than their first as they will only have
succer-'ed in adding to the respective
voting list of the old party machine
which for so long denied them this
very right to vote.
Protectinf the Home
If R is the desire of women to protect their homes and families better
than has hitherto been done, they
will be well warned against supporting the very system which has
wreckeed and ruined those homes and
plunged millions into indescribable
misery through international wars
and industrial upheavals. A vote for
or Conservatism is a vote
wars which shaM be jneon-
ceivably horrible.
We do not gather grapes from
thorns nor figs from thistles each
tree ia known by its fruit���and the
fruits of the system for which both
Liberals and Conservatives alike stand
have been just those calamities from
which the women have been the chief
sufferers.
The Women's Patty
We appeal to the women to get into
the fight for the security of their
own homes against a merciless and
unscrupulous class. They can do this
by following a new lead, a new line,
a new policy. Work for the principle that those who do tbe nation's
work shall, control its destinies. Give
each home a direct interest in the affairs of the community. Tbe Labor
Party is the women's party.
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REHABILITATION
War's wreckages and damages to
the human element employed should
be- a first charge on the community
claiming such service.   Any problems
LABOR PARTY
ASPIRATIONS
The Lobar Party platform*
clearly indicates that our ultimate object is a complete
ia the present economic
social system, and in this
���<o realiae that we are at one
with working-class aspirations
tha world over. While never los-
i-C sight at aar ultimate objective, wo believe ia taking advantage of every oppor t un it y to
he condition of the
during tbe educational
la this way we may ob-
S stronger     position   from
which to carry oa tbe struggle.
confronting the returned soldier are
essentially the same as those of other
workers, to whose ranks they have
returned. There ought to be a definite recognition of the principle that
citizens, whether men, women or children, who are unable through disability���economic, physical ot mental���
to provide for themselves, should be
wards of the community by right of
Continued oa page three
Meetings Next Week
lat
MONDAY
Bakery Salesmen
Iron Workers
Carpenters, Bra.
Electrical Workers
Seamen's Union
TUESDAY
Trades and Labor Conncil
SSS Trsdes TJaion
THURSDAY
Locomotive
Parliamentary Committee
Railway Conductors
FRIDAY
Civic
Lathers
c
WEDNESDAY
Bookbinders
Hotel A Best Employees
Menldors       ,
Pile Drivers
SATURDAY
Photo Engravers
8UNDAY
UNDER LABOR
ADMINISTRATION
Premier  of  New  South   Wales
Answers His Anti-Labor
Critics.
SYDNEY.���Mr. Doolcy. the New
South Wales Premier, replying to his
critics, quotes statistics to show the
remarkable progress of New South
Wales under Labor rule.
Comparing the 17 months under
the Labor administration with 18
months under the Nationalist regime,
he says 972 new factories have been
built as against h)J1; 988. new companies, with a capital of ��72,000,000,
have been formed as against 498
with a capital of ��18,000,000; additional capital has been invested in
existing companies to the amount of
��18,747,330 as against ��5,562,200,
and bank deposits have swollen 'to
��155,000,000, representing an
of ��10,000,000.���Reuter.
m-
. The G.W.V.A. of Calgary has discovered that the Labor Party is the
oniy party that will agree to legislating for a re-establishment bonus.
Maybe tbe old party candidates are
too busy re establishing themselves.
FEDERAL HOUSE
MOSTLY LAWYERS
Representatives of Big Business in
Full Control of Last
Federal House.
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This "industry" has been over-represented in every legislature for many
years. Why should New Westminster
add to this national burden? This is
the section of the House that represents "big business" and "corporate
interests." After these interests are
attended to, there is no time to even
.think of the interests of the/'common
people." No man can serve two masters. Mr. Crerar is responsible for the
statement that nine of the members
of tbe Meighen cabinet are.the beads
and direct representatives of big corporations in the country. It is time
for New Westminster to send to Ottawa a real live representative of the
producing class��� R. P. Pettipiece.
INVITED TO SMOKER
The Surrey branch of the G. W. V.
A. baa invited R. P. Pettipiece to their
annual smoker to be held in the
Cloverdale Opera House on Friday
evening.   The invitation will be ac-
PUSSY-FOOT LIBERALS
, Canada has bad enough of tbe
pussyfooting Liberalism of Mackenzie King. liberalism as a friend or
fighter far the common people has
to exist liberalism as to its
is banking on racial animosities aad the defection of the Conservative safety first Plunderbund.
GROUP GOVERNMENT
FOR THE NEXT
HOUSE
���
More Representatives of the Producing Class Are Needed
There.
/..
Old   Political   Allignments   Are
Disappearing Says
Pettipiece.
P OLITICALLY the whole world is
���*��� in a state of flux, and Canada is
no exception. The old, political allignments are disappearing with each attack of the electors. Old political potentates are becoming mournful and
reminiscent figures and are shuffling
off to the Senate in buches. By the
time-worn expedient of dropping
some members and picking up others,
the present government seeks to persuade the electorate that some change
has taken place which is of material
consequence to the country. What has
taken place may be a change of person, but not of policy. This will still
be dictated by the    same    interests
���. P. PETTIPIECE
Federated Labor Party Candidate for
New Westminster
TOILERS OR DRONES
Workers���Vote for the Labor candidates. Vote for your civil rights
and against repression. Vote for the
toilers and against the drones. Who
has tbe right to govern���the*parasite
or the worker? Hew ean this country be better served or better governed than by the men who sweat and
tin the soil?
A LAND OF PLENTY
That government is still bellowing
of restored prosperity through trade
with a bankrupt Europe���while here
in a land of plenty, idleness is multiplied and hunger shuffles in the
bread-lines, within a stone's throw of
unlimited food supplies rotting in cold
which so successfully controlled the
machinery of state in the interests of
the profiteers and to the advantage
of "big business" during the war. We
have not all forgotten about stodgy
bacon, paper shoes, rifles that
jammed, and the^yriada of pay-roll
patriots who did their fighting by
proxy.
Spreading Ancient Clap-trap
With perfect ease, the supposedly
conflicting old parties pooled their
political interests for a number of
years. Now, in order to perpetuate
the same old game, they are again in
two camps. The same old party cries
are being revived, and both Conservative and Liberal have so little appreciation of the change which has come
over the electorate that they are
spreading the same ancient and moth-
eaten wares for public consumption.
Change to Group Government
Nauseated with the whole process
of party politics, however, the people
throughout the country are seeking
a change. It is dawning upon an Increasing number of people that the
interesets served by the old parties
are not the public interests. They
are tired of government by brief-bags
and jack-boots, and intend* to take a
hand themselves, with a view to making the parliamentary machine function a little differently. Group governments are taking the place of party governments, and in Ontario, Manitoba and Alberta have become a fact.
The party press is loud in its denunciation of the change, but has to accept it. The election on December 6
will certainly follow the same precedent and new groups and new; interests
will obtain representation in the bo-
minion parliament.
Party Hypnotism Waning
The total result is a long way from
the co-operative commonwealth and
may not be appreciably nearer, but
those who have hitherto ruled, and
still rule, are visibly nervous. The
new voice and the larger vision, the
new insistent note of public welfare
as opposed to private interests, the
demand that population and industry
be represented and not territory, and,
above all, the increasing desire on the
part of the electorate to do its own
thinking*
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PAGE TWO
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Official Organ of the Vancouver Trades
Council sad Affiliated
Unions.
Control Committee: F. W. Welsh, P.
R Bengough. and W. J. Bartlett .
Published every Friday at Labor Hall,
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Vancouver, B.C.
Telephones Seymour 7495-7496
Subscription Bates:
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9250 per year outside Osasda
Advertising Bates upon application
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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11.
WAGE REDUCTIONS
The cost of living has such a slight
effect upon the industrial barons,
that because the newspapers erroneously state that the cost of living
has dropped, they immediately seize
upon the opportunity of reducing
wages.
. The B. C. Electric Railway Co.,
through its manager, Mr. W. G. Mur-
rin, has asked for a conciliation board
to authorize a 15 per cent reduction
in the wages of its employees.
As a matter of fact the cost of living has been gradually rising for the
past three months according to statistics published by the department of
labor at Ottawa.. Aside from that,
these figures show that the cost of
living is 50 per cent higher than in
1M4.
Mr. Murrin has produced a chart
In which be attempts to show that
the cost of living has fallen. This
chart is alleged to be from tbe Labor
Gazette, but according to the figures
in the Labor Gazette in our posses
sion they are not. $20.67 but f 22.34.
This is also tbe time of the year
when workers have to spend more for
warmer clothing and shelter.'.
If the San Francisco Municipal
Railway can earn $1,200,000 in profits in a year without increasing fares
and introducing skip-stop schemes,
surely the B. C. E. R must be making good profits, with even more in
sight ujpon tbe introduction of the
one-man car.
the list, and five or six Labor candidates.   Manitoba   farmers,   led   by
Crerer, have the old   parties   dum-
founded.   Alberta, just emerged by
a magnificent Fanner-Labor provincial victory, has all but settled on a.
full quota for the federal elections.
And Nova Scotia is not to be outdone,
for nominations of Farmer-Labor candidates Is almost completed in every
riding. But it would appear that British Columbia farmers are still under
the control of the liberal machine.
Not only is politics taboo in the farmer organizations, but the farm papers art shedding very   little   light
upon the spread of the, Farmer-Labor
movement in other   provinces.   But
there is hope, and a start has been
made in the selection    of a Farmer
candidate at a convention of farmers
from the Cariboo district
ELECTION STOLEN FROM
N. 7. LABOR MEN
Nearly two years after the election
in the 8th and 20th aldermanic districts of Manhattan, N.Y., we get the
returns of the vote in these districts.
Less than three months before the
end of the aldermanic terms we learn
that the two "aldermen" of these districts 'are the beneficiaries of election
thieves. Moritz Graubard, who in
1019 was declared elected over Algernon Lee, the Labor candidate, by a
majority of 236, is now known to
have been'defeated by s majority, of
349 for Lee. Timothy J. Sullivan, who
in 1910 was declared elected over
Edward Cassidy, the Labor candidate,
by a majority of 37, is now known to
have been defeated by a majority of
167 for Cassidy.
PETTIPIECE EXPOSES OPERATIONS OF THE TRUSTS
ODD BITS
(Conducted by Sydney Warren)
HUMAN DRUDGERY
Can there be anything more
Machiavellian in cruelty than
our present arrangement which
permits Senility to make and
end wars but demands that the
flower of youth bleed and die
in prosecuting them?
BY THE WAY
ECONOMIC UNCERTAINTY
And now comes the Canadian Manufacturers' Association in full battle
array against the proposed eight-hour
bill introduced by Major Burde, of
Alberni. It will handicap the industrial development 6t the province they
claim, but what about the physical
development of the human being?
Germans are working more than
eight-hours a day they say, but is
that any excuse for making drudges
out of Britishers? Britain can't accept carte blanche the eight-hour day
they cry, yet Britain finds it necessary to hand out doles to her two
million unemployed instead of shortening the work day. Competition,
harvest seasons, fish stories, Japanese products and a host of other reasons were laid bare to side-track the
bill in order to condemn the worker
I to a life of drudgery. Surely it
should be evident that to arrange
human society in such manner that
the human being must struggle chiefly and always for a mere physical
living, is hopelessly unworthy of "our
best citizens." In fact it is unscien-
t'fic and ridiculous. If the workers
are to be daily deadened with the
weariness of the humbling straggle
for the body's bread and shelter, why
build schools and try to teach and
inspire us with the aims and fascinations of science and art and literature and progress? What does a
man or woman, tired in brain and
body with toil, care for these things?
One hears a great deal these days
about the need for leadership, men
with breadth of vision and determination, to lead the country out of the
existing economic uncertainty. This
appeal, of course, is not made with a
view to entirely abolishing economic
uncertainty. It is only for the relief
of the present situation. A high tariff or a low tariff will only enable one
or tbe other group of corporations to
gather in tbe sheek.es resulting from
the policy.
Economic uncertainty must, however, always hover around the homes
and the hovels of the great mass of
workers so long as corporations own
and control the natural resources and
products of labor. Politicians admit,
aad the toiling masses know, that
business to bad and unemployment
and starvation exists.
Bnt business to bad because tbe
workers cannot purchase tbe food,
clothing and other commodities, now
lying in factories, stores and wsre-
hoataa. And tbe workers cannot purchase food, clothing, ate, because
their wages are not sufficient to make
a clean-up. To remove the economic
uncertainty one of two things must
therefore be done. Greatly increase
wages or abolish entirely the private
ownership and control of the
saries of life.
If half of the promises of the old
line politicians are fulfilled, Moses
Will look like a back number. :
a    ���    ���
"China is not bullied," says Mr. I.
Tokugawa, secretary of the Japanese
London embassy, recently arrived in
Vancouver. Oh, dear, no���just persuaded, a la Shangtung.
a    a    a
Madame Venizelos, newly-wed
wife of Greece's ex-dictator, referring
to the union of the millionaire Leeds
family with the reigning house of
Greece, said: "Is it not remarkable
���is it not a curious combination of
events!" Not at all, madame; it is
just a natural thing that Yankee plutocracy, the same as any other variety, should bolster up a decadent
throne for a snob handle.
���     *!     ���
There to only one thing wrong with
the poster depicting "Artful" Arthur
Meighen leading Miss Canada "out of
the storm"���a suitable title! The subject, being melodramatic, we suggest
it be called "The Villain's Ruse" or
Where Do We Go from Here?"
a   *   ���
ENGLAND'S GPPORTUNITY
Watch  for the
policy of the B. C.
divide  and
Electric.
rale
Now that Thanksgiving is over we
are wondering what we have been
thankful for.
So we are now going to be taxed
one-half of one per cent of our income. What will we do with the
other dollar?
Don't vote in the next election!
Just continue to allow the gougers to
kick you around, hold your nose to
the grindstone and generally treat
yon as though you were not a human
being.
Opposition to the eight-hour day
to made by the C. Ml A on the ground
that the fish won't cease to enter the
traps at the end of eight hours work
by fishermen. What's tbe matter
with putting on another shift
Tbe Canadian Manufacturers'
Association says that "Industry to a
joint trust of capital and labor." If
/that to so, Ubor haa sure been skinned out of the dividends and it is
time we had a reckoning.        ;..
FARMER-LABOR CANDIDATES
Tbe old parties are greatly concerned over tbe rapid growth and enthusiastic following of the farmer
movement throughout the Dominion.
Old Ontario, the hitherto stronghold
at one or the other of tbe old parties, already baa fifty Farmer candidates in tbe field and ten Labor, while
the Liberals and the Conservatives are
looking around for "good" and
"strong" candidates. Quebec, the
Gibraltar of liberalism, enters the
arena with Farmer candidates topping
The sales tax placed on commodi-
(ties by the present government to a
tax on the worken and their children. A government that taxes the
poor in order to relieve the rich
should only receive the votes Of the
rich.
It to rare, indeed, that an opportunity such as England to now offered, comes to any nation. Now,
after generations of fratricidal strife
in Ireland, throughout which the conduct of England has been by no
means blameless, comes an opportunity to win for all time the friendship
of a people, known the world over for
their wonderful capacity to fight and
forget and whose loyalty once secured
to nothing short of passionate.
There have been depredations by
the Sinn Fein, to be sure, but bear in
mind that in many cases they were
provoked by the crass stupidity of a
superior organized government Today the Irish people, through their accredited delegates, stand ready to
make peace and the great mass of
Englishmen are eager to meet them*
a generous half-way.
Eventually peace must come. England now has the chance to make
peace with the Irish people under the
best of circumstances, namely, a
peace, not of conquest, but aa Arthur
Griffith, Sinn Fein founder, has said,
a peace that will make England "lose
an enemy and gain a friend."
We earnestly hope   that   neither
Ulster's truculehce nor Tory bigotry
will prevent her from   seising   this
memorable opportunity!
���    e    ��
AD INFINITUM
Unemployment might be somewhat
relieved in British Columbia if all
Asiatics ware taxed $25.0*0 a qearter
and the revenue therefrom distributed as a dole to unemployed white
workers. This would have a tendency
to force up the wages now paid to
Asiatics and keep np tbe price of
wbjte labor.
A favorite argument with old line
politicians to that even if Labor men
were elected to power they would be
incapable of .governing. The recent
performances of Mr. Panto of the
Liberal Party, and Mr. Bowser of the
Conservative opposition, in the Provincial legislature, must certainly explode this notion kite-high. In face
of the distress of unemployment, uncertain business and financial conditions, these two representatives of
Things as They Are indulge in accusations, insinuations and a continual
round of horse-play. Mr. Bowser accuses Mr. Fan-is of graft, and Mr.
Fan-is replies by reminding Mr. Bowser of his past remissions with occasional reminders from "Honest" John
Oliver as to bis own integrity, and.
thus it goes on. n ,
The most incompetent Labor men
.would be hard pushed to equal this
' performance.
Continued from page one
Juggling the Tariff
In the present election, said Pettipiece, the two old parties are putting
up a fake fight over the tariff question. Both are fighting for big cor*
porations, but the needs pf the common people are entirely ignored. It
is supposed to be taken for granted
that what to good for one set of corporations to going to benefit the
masses, hence you are asked to vote
for one or the other of the old parties. The big industrial capitalists
want high tariff so that they can keep
the manufactured articles of foreign
corrorations off the Canadian market
and keep the prices-all. The free
trade capitalists, tbe bond jugglers,
grain buyers and commission men
want free trade because they make
their millions by buying and selling
goods from all countries.
Does Not Help Worker.
But from all appearances this does
not help the workers. America,
protected tariff country, has six million at least, registered unemployed,
while Great Britain, a free trade
country, has its two million of work-
less. The worken cannot and should
not, expect anything from lawyers.
When a lawyer to elected it to with
and by the consent of the corporations .who want legislation in their
interests. The Conservative wants to
conserve the present form of. ownership and the Liberal wants to trade
freely under the present form of ownership. If the wrokera want the industries and resources of the country
to remain in the hands of the big corporations, they should keep on- voting
the same old way, but if they do not,
then the only way out to by electing
Labor men.
Farmer-Labor Government
Farmers and worken in Ontario,
Manitoba and Alberta an combining
their forces against the old parties.
And why shouldn't they? They are
both exploited by the same corporations. The worken get up at sunrise
and work till dark and get skinned
every day. The farmer gets up earlier and works later and gets skinned
at the end of the year. But they are
both skinned. It now looks, however,
as if tbe farmers and worken an
going to elect enough representatives
to form a group government in the
next federal bouse. This will be a
big improvement over party government and it to now np to the electors
of New Westminster to send a worker
to Ottawa to replace the corporation
lawyer. I have been working, said
Pettipiece, in the interests of labor
on the industrial field for tbe past
twenty-five yean, and have so gained
the confidence of the worken that
1700 employees of the British Columbia Electric Railway Company have
unanimously elected me as their representative on a Federal conciliation
board, asked for by the company in
an effort to reduce wages. That confidence can be further extended to
the political field, and judging from
the splendid reception already received in various localities in the district and from the great number of
men and women who have admitted
breaking away from the old parties,
there to every prospect of my being
sent to Ottawa, where I will be able
to do some of the things that labor
has been striving for for these many
yean.
T. A. Barnard, returned soldier and
active in veteran organizations, also
addressed the meeting, dealing with
the poor treatment accorded the returned men by the federal govrnment
Trades Union Directory
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Secretaries are requested to keep this Directory up-to-date
Vancouver Unions
\
VA-COUVE-t	
COtmCIIr���Preaident F. W. Welsh:
Secretary, p. H��i��oufh. Office 101
���-Labor Hall. 31�� Pender Streat Waat.
Phone Seymour 7415. Meats In Labor
Hall at I p.m. on tha first and third
Tuesday ia month.
r
BUILD-SO  TI���DES  COUHCIL���Ckatnaaa.
O.  C. Thorn,  Secretary.   Boy   Mmscir,
Ofltea tie later HalL Masts tint aad
third WsdasUsy ta -Math at Laher -taU.
Prealdent, II. Curt-a: Secretary. \V.
Baynes. SIT Eleventh Avenue Bast.
Meals at SIS Pander Street West on
aecond Monday of each month at ���
MOTTLD-OSS, local SSI���Prealdent. John
"?!��**_*"'.Secretary. a*��- Annand. HIS
Albert Street Meeta at Labour Hall
at 8 p.m. on flratJWid third Friday.
flrat"l_i.d ti.li
noai��rsS3=P
_,   _,___���i,  ���-i.-   -Prealdent. 3.
Sr.-ft0*1'* *��e��*etary. Evan McMillan;
?�� ��_���". A��2""-- *���*��� Bensouah; Office
li'L^!0^..8**'***    Waal   Meeta    at
t.   r-^pn.       _
F. P. Gpug-h; Secretary. W. H. McLean. lOSS Broadway West. Meats
at SIS Pender Street Waat at I p-m.
third   Tueaday la month.   '
 a-iomaj. omosr.
Local No. 1J�����President. C. E. Herrett ; Seeratary. A. R. Jennie. SN
ramble Street. Meats Room SIS, SIS
Pender Street Waat. at 7:15 p.m. oa
aecond and fourth Tueaday In month.
cnaaUTMB. bsop roM-uts   a
aS-nUa Local No. 161���Prealdent.
W. 3. Bart-lett; Seeretary, T. McHugb.
KCI   Sixth   Avenue  Weat    Meeta   at
r ��.__._^-a-*-0**-- N<>- ���������President,
XiSnath; Secretary. B. Showier, SIS
Pender Street Weat. Meats at SIS
Pender Street Wast at S p.m. on aec-
ond and fourth Fridays In month.
rAS-rr-t-a. naooBAToaa a >*	
HANOESS. Local No. 188��� President.
'' 3. King; Fin. See., R. A. Baker; Bac. Baa,
3. McMillan. 148 Cordova Street. Meeta
at 141 Cordova Street at I p.m. on
aecond and fourth Thuradaya In month.
��� niMa -fMipri
DOCK  nmsni,   Local  No.  3404���
Prealdent W.  H.  -V>llard;  Seeretary.
N.  11. Vernon. Bos IS*.    Meeta at  Sift I
Pander Street Weat  Vancouver,  at S
aa on every Friday of month.
Sit Pender Streat Waat at   t
third Tuesday of eaeh month.
p.m. on
____r_ -���������   Local Na 54 ���
��^!!*id.e,,������ /- koon'y' Secretary, Oor-
_I_L_?I__M^ **7*** -"K" Avenue WSat
Jftt Uf Wo_-<. _-*'-��'**_". "���.���"eater,
at 8 p.m. tin Saturday of each week.
i��OM aa-ur-Buu-D-
aoiLissi
President,  R
Fraaar. Room , _
Waat Meets at Sl�� Pender
Weat at S p.m. on flrat and
Monday  of each month.
  Local  Na  184���
Lynn:     Secretary.     A.
lis. SIS Pender Street
Streat
third
Local    Na    SOS ��� Prealdent,
Andley; Seeratary.     Tom    Coi
Vernon  Drive.    Meeta  at  SIS  ...._��.
Street Weat at 8 p.m. on flrat Tuesday
In month.
Thou,
ory. 445
t Pender
a_ucr_B-v_an_s, season asm i-last-
_~_~Si���President. W. Kerr: Secretary.
L. Psdgstt. Meets at Laher Hall aa Sad
and 4th Wedneaday ja aveata.
ueiB��-. s-nucTtn-AX, a osnan-
TAX. DOS WOBKKBS, Local No. 97
���President. R Broaeaa; Secretary,
Roy Masaecar. SIS Pander Street West
Meets at Sit Ponder Streat Wast at
S p.m.. second aad fearth Monday.
 a osnsB-f __->-w	
Local Na SS���Prealdent, Charles Keall.
Seeratary. Alfred Hurry. Ml Thirty-
fourth Avenue East. Meeta at Sit
Pender Street Weat. at S p.m. on first
Wedneaday In month. .
L.   Irvine:   Busl-
Goddard,    SSS
*��_'_ __
Heya
���tIEBS
PI.
Secretary,  J.
neaa   Agent    B.    A.      _.   ���
Richards Street Meeta at Sit Pender
Street West on flrat and third Monday in month at S p.m.
Local Ma HO���Presideat. Bert Siirsh-ome;
Secretary. J. Crowther; n.siness Agent,
P .W. Welsh, Office S01 Labor Hall.
MeeU at Sit Pender Street Weat, at S
p.aa. en second and fourth Fridaya.
 .   Local   105���President
Gea Mowat: SeereUry. Frank Milne,
Box 411. Meets at Sit Pander Street
Weat at S p.m. every third Wedneaday
In month.
Civic Xsf���laOTBBS. Local No.
Prealdent ���_. White: Secretary. O.
Harrison. Office 148 Cordova Street
Weat Meeta at 148 Cordova Street
Waat at t p.m. on the first and third
Friday In  month.
 Local Na
59���Preaident H. A. Black: Secretary,
Aid. W. 3. Scribben. City HalL MeeU
at 148 Cordova Streat Weat at. 8 p.m.
on flrat Wadneaday of each month.
FO-IC-lOFS rSDZBATIOS, Local
Na IS���Presideat Roy A. Parry: Secretary. Alexander Murray, 1484 Tenth
Avenue Weat. Meets at 440 Pender
Street Weat, at 7:jo p.m. on fourth
Tueaday of month.  /	
PaBt.UsalstTABT COMn_TTB���t. h-To.
Chairman. W. 3. Bartlett   Seeratary. Mrs.
W. Mahon.    Meet, in room 805 Labor Hall
oa  tha first and  third Thursday  In
"   at 8 ��� Ja.
���isTiao paxsasnnr a ASSTtrrAsm
Local Na ��9���President. 8. W. Myers;
Seeretary, E. R Stephenson. Box 894.
Meeta at US Hastings Street Vancouver, at 8 p.m. on aecond Tueaday In
month.
BAIX.BOAD
 --        i Division No.
St���Prealdent. A. N. Lowea; Secretary,
Charles Bird. S030 Union Street.
Meeta at I.O.O.F Hall. 516 Hamilton
Street at 8 p.m. on first Monday In
m__���.sa.
month.
 , Local
45S���President  Gea   H.   Hardy;  Secretary,   W.    3.    Johnston:     Business
A sent, Q. C Thom.   Office 304 Labor
Halt    Meeta second and fourth Mon
day at 8 p.m. in Labor Hall.
CABPEHTERS.
amaloamatedT-no7
t   T.   8.   Ceepa;   "
1
_ . Basl-
Acent, Angus MaeSweea; Secretary,
B. C. Webber. 148 19th Ave. W. Meets
Sad aad 4th Tuesday at S p.m.. la r.L.P.
HaO.
We.  S
loth Ave. 	
day at e p.m., ta F.L.P. Ban. 148 Oetdeva
St. w
-- ���...   -. Bray,  SO
MeeU 1st aad Srd Toes-
Cia-_B-sTAX_EBa, Local No. SS7���President. G. Thomas; Secretary. R J.
Craig, St Kootenay Street Meats at
SIS Pender Street West at 8 p.m. on
flrat Tueaday la month.
 . Local  313���
President, D. W. McDougall: Secretary.
F. R. Burrows; Business A sent. EH.
Morrison. Office 440 Pander Street
Weat. Meeta at 440 render Street
Weat at 8   p.m. every Monday.	
Finn PIBSn-DBS. Local No. IS��� President. Percy Trevlse: Secretary. Chas.
A. Watson. Na 8 Fire Hall. Twelfth
>nd Quebec Streets. Vancouver.   Meeta
/at"SI9 Pender Street Weat.
wr	
RAILWAT COMDUCTOBa, Division No.
S87���Prealdent G. W. Hatch: Seeratary
X R Physick llSS Thurlow Street.
Meets at I.O.O.F. Hall on first Sunday
at t p.m., and on third Thursday at
8 p m.
BAD-WAY CABMEN, Lodge Ko. 68.���Presl-
1     dent,   T.   8oauaarville;   Seeretary.   B.   3.
Sansom.   SS30 Sherbrooke  St.     MeeU  lat
and Srd Fridays. In CotlUtea Halt	
-sAIXWAT TtUUVSnur.  Local   No~TTi
���Prealdent C A. Mitchell; Secretary,
D. A. Munro. 70 Seventh Avenue Wast.
Meets at I.O.O.F Hall, Hamilton Street
at 7:30 p.m. oa first Tueeday and 1:30
p.m.on third Tueaday. <
BAarKixt. pnu-t
 "S_W*YWMrA_:
-IOW���President C. F. C. Cimlx;
Secretary, Geo. Gray, J438 First Ava
_____       -*.    jfrfaHAll.  y
p.m. on flrat and
East Meets at Eacf
varat S.-S0 p.m. on
Sunday In month.
��� . Local Na Tit)
__President. Mrs. W. Mahon; Secretary,
Ada Hawks���orth. SStS Fleming Street.
Meats at Labour Hall at 8 p.m. on
flrat Thnraday In month.
so-fit a
Local No. SS���Prealdent. J. Oummlngs;
Seeretary. 3. W. van Hook. 441 Seymour
Street. Meeta at 441 Seymour Streat
at 2:30 p.m. on aecond and 8:30 p.m.
on fourth Wedneaday In month.
4S
Local    Na
41���President 3. E. Daweon. Secretary,
K. T. Kelly. 1868 HasOnsa Street Eaat.
Meats second and' fourth Monday
month.   Sit Pender Streat
in
Open Ay mouth, judge righteously,
and plead tbe cause of the poor and
needy.���Proverbs.
Have your NEXT SUIT
made by���
Perry & Dolk
TAILORS
Room 33,18 Hastings St. \V.
Next to Pam-ages
Going ta Give a
Box of Cigars
To Soma Friend This
CHRISTMAS? ,
If you sure thea be aura they are
Vancouver Union-made Cigar*.
There's Nothing Finer Than
"Lavello"
2 FOR 25c
"P.&R."
10e
LAVELLA, Box of 50
LAVELLA, Box of 25
P. A ft. Baa of 50	
P. A R., Box of 25	
4.50
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PARSONS A REYNOLDS
lOta ������������������� St.     Va
 wood, trow ft      __���.
Local No. 307���President. A. B. Finly.
Seeratary. A. P. Surges. SSt Fifty-
seventh Avenue Eaat Meeta at SIS
Holden Buildinjr. Vancouver, at 8 p.m.
on flrat and third Fridaya ta month.
-VOOnS-nB-aaS, Local No. 44���President. H. J. Rhodee; Secretary. H. Wat
ker. IMS Pendrell Street. Meets at
Room Stt. Sit Pender Streat Weat at
8 p.m. on third Wedneaday ta month.
Hall. Vaiicou-
"    third
TBAMSTnS, Loeal No. SSS���Preaident. W.
M. Brawn; Seeretary, Bin Showier. Offles
SO* Labor Hall. Meets second and fearth
Wedneaday at 8 pm. In Labor Hall.
_ union���Buainesa Agent. Iii
Townsend. Meeta at 7 p.m. every
Monday at 18S Cordova Streat Waat
No. 476���President, Frank McCann.
Secretary. T. 3. Ham-Tin. S378 Sixth
Avenue West Vancouver. Meeta at
441 Seymour Street, Vancouver, at t:St
p.m. on first Sunday In month.     .'
Local >Na Stt���Prealdent Joseph
Waelman. Meeta at Sit Pender St..
W. Vancouver, at 7:30 p.m. on second
and fourth Tuesdays in month.
 . Local Mo. aa>-Pr*s1dent. W.
Bayley; Secretary, A. Blrnle, S8S8
Commercial Drive. Meeta at SIS Pander Street Weat at 8 p.m. on aecond
Monday in month.
��� _Lscr-xc man.*-at :	
OF AtsnUOA, A malgamat-
relation of. DlvTsien No. 101���
t  R-  Rlghy;   Secretary,  P.  R
In. 447 Sixth Avenue Eaat Van-
-w-F-rw-M���aaea - mm       -p-yia- Siftf, HTOt fl vS J*-
���hood of. Division Na SSS���President
O. P. Boston; Secretary. H. A. B. Mac-
Donald. ISIS Pendrlll St., Vancouver.
Meeta at I.O.O.P. Hall ea serial aad
Fourth Tuesday ia each month at 8
p-m.
OlSSaSS, Local No. ttt���Prealdent'
T. McF.wen: Seeretary. H. O. Campbell
744 Helmcken Street Vancouver.
Meeta at I.O.O.F. Halt oa first aad
third TVaretaye of eaeh	
Local No. 3I-J3���Secretary-Treasurer.
B. ltlsaa; Bash.see Agent. W. Baraa. ISS
Csrdeva Street West Meeta at 151 Cer-
dova Street West al S n.m, aa
third Prieaya to -
3.0  LonToMS**
Basted, i-ff ~
ilidtng; Secretary, avfl
atsit* L-ndon^B-Udine ^tirot***'
day In meath at T:8t a.aa.
'-ncB-or-WAT
a manwat   smop " XaAnonmia-s.
Local No. 147���Prealdent. A. Osborne
Beeratary. A. D. McDonald, tt 1 Pender Street West Vancouver. Masts
at S pt-s. ea third Th-veday la month.
IXOl
ed   As
Preefa	
Griffin. 447 Sixth Avenue Eaat. Vancouver. Meeta A.O.F. Hall, Mount
Pleasant at 10:15 a.m. on flrat Mon-
day and 7 Mt on third Monday.
iTOsrn OVT-BBS, Local 1��S���President. C. Dolmas: Seeratary, P. Rumble,
Itt Gothard Street. Meats tn Labor
Hail Vancouver at 8 p.m. flrat Tueaday In month.
���Chairman, W. M.  Brlae; Secretary.
J.  Cunningham.    Box   4321.  Van<van.
Cunningham.
ver. B.C.
Box   4SS1.  Vancou-
OPEIATORS   ���   Local   77
A.I.B.E.W.   Secretsry.   Miss   P.   rexereft
Office Eeeai 388 Labor Sail, SIS Pender
West.
 V. Local No. 17S���Preel-
R. A. Lnwson. ISIS Seymour
Street: Secretary C McDonald. P. a
Box SOS. Meets at Sit Pender Street
Weat, at 8 p.m. ea flrat Monday la
meath.
e* at ��is__^*-_-_J_------1 Ms^Presldaat
?_J_rf^*^:w__5,*_ip��' ���**-*�� Bualnees
JojJgelL    Meets laat  Sunday In each
lit���President W. X Park; See.
i G. W. Allln: Business Agent
at 888 London Building st tit
-aa. oa aecond Friday In month.
 ,--,_-��ael ��SB���PraaldaatTw:
J. Clark: Secrets.--. J. G. Keefa: Business Agent. P. Bengough: Office Sit
Pender Streat Want.    Meats    at    Sit
Pender Street ~ it at S p.���_ on aecond
and fourth Thursday.	
*���***������*--  Wo*  "���^Pres-tdent
.   A   Tamlssan,   ttt
Building.    Meeta    at    Moose
Halt   Homer Street, at IS    a-m-    on
Sunday In month.	
������tassaa AMD tTTT.CTsT
UsVZOM OP B. <L--President Dan Can-
lia; Seeretary. W. PsaaUsss. 108 Mats
���trial at 7 pa first and third Wad-assay.
PLUNDERERS
Every worker knows that, whether
under a Conservative or Liberal government Canada has been nude tbe
stamping ground of plunderers. Plunderers so absolutely ignorant of economics that they imagined Labor
could pay the interest en any amount
of paper they chose to print.
Provincial Unions
TaWfllSUa    PraHdent C Sievertx. 173t
ry _ B. W<
- Street:  Secretary
ward, list Carlln Street Meeta at S
P ta. on first and third Wedneaday
In month at Trades Hall. Bread Streat
-ioToniA tttookai-ucal nvioa _������.
SSI.���Preaidsat.   C.   K.   Chrlstlaa;   _eere-
i_____T*5,-,!i_w-.H- 0,l*-*t   -"*��� *����������
Meets tost Saaday of taonU la ltaw Trades
Han. Bread P"���-
McDonald.  Prince   Rupert^"8ecret_r?'
MeeU^^C^t^rfS*^ ^S
an?��oa^g_�� o^1-.0"-.^^
_     _._ nt J. Lotman, Nelson;
Secretary, Felix Peceril. Box 8S4 Nel-
- -���_.���:���-Prsoldant   J
Si. .tSeS-fc. 5Ki!_
I SUM. at aty'Hali. Reveletoka  on
the seeond and   fourth   Saturday
R.
"W
w<
03 Royal Aveov^cr^ury.
l._._,,��_^r___!L_-tr*'_ ..*���***
���eater. Meets second aad fourth
ta    month    at    Labour THE BRITISH COLUMBIA LABOR NEWS
PAGE THREE
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WHAT OTHERS SAY
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In these cx��Iuinns there will be {Minted every week the
loaAfog editorials f n��m other newspapers and magazine-*
- AH APPEAL TO REASON
uiiiiiiiiiiiiiHimiiiiiimiiiatnctt
i��i:hii;i:hi;ii:th:ii;hih:h
MUST CO-OPERATE
"If are tarn away from Labor, who
are we to tun to.   The salvation of
the worid dtpaada on the mobilisation
of a democratic atreagth soffkient to
i and social sal-
of this force
I eat the co-operation of demo-
It may be a difficult
e travel bet there is no other.''
are the closing weeds of a
.add address   delivered by
fr. H. H. Wood before tike joint con-
i of the East and West Calgary
Mr.   Wood's   words   are
significance
ef apc-
Btical party leader ea the eve ef an
' elect-OB- They contain a statement
ef a fact vrhieh the democratic ele-
, of which ha speaks should, and
. take the moat careful cogniz-
of. if the ii���nliling of oer po-
life along demo-
i is to be brought about.
Ia another part of the address Mr.
points out that two
i are gathering to a conflict greaser than the world has ever
seen.   Theae two forces are the forces
forces of plutocracy have learned to
basis far a coauaon plutocratic interest, and if the forces of
i to co-operate en a
i of democratic interest, they
be able to overcome   tbe
The forces of
���pposed to the
forces of plutocracy are the organized
the farmers and
the only farces so
Labor   and the
co-operate, even though
i have to be made, they
i help to defeat the very object o
SOMETHING WRONG
We have more fields under cultivation in Canada than before tbe war,
and more livestock. We have more
mines opened np and more forests
brought within reach of the markets
by the opening of railways and the
establishment of mills.
So much for the raw aiaterisls of
wealth. Now for the tools to develop
them. We have more factories than
before the war* larger
equipped with more productive
cbinery. And more railway mileage
and steamers to carry tha commodities we produce.
Moreover, aa census figures show,
we bare a larger body of workers to
produce the things we
Saw materia], tools,
have everything in greater degree
than in the past Aad in the past
are were able not merely to provide
food, dothing and shelter for ourselves, but a heavy surplus for shipment abroad.
-This certainly should be a land
flowing in milk aad honey.* Yet, from
end to end of Canada the working
class are on rations, their children
underfed, their women overworked,
their men in many cases unable to
obtain employment at Irving wages;
in many more unable to obtain employment and wages at alL
What's wrong? The f-apftslieric
system that monopolises the machinery of production, the raw material
aad tools of wealth, and wiD not let
tike worker produce the things he
needs because there is no profit in it
for the capitalist. Thafa what is
wrong.���Western Labor News.
The union label aims to become the
paramount attraction and the imperative .mentis! governing the sale-
ableness of everything in the land
that is made or mined or moved.
Farmer and Worker
Exploited by Protection
���y J. B.
If the manufacturer of
beee enjoys s petite.tire tariff, en-
to charge   35   percent
i their world value for bis
I is of course net assured flat
���ocs on extra profit into bis
Ha will have to pay higher
of the higher cost
protection.    It is,
difficult to ascertain what
of tariff protection is
it were possible, through
tbe protective tariff or
to raise the value
in Can-
it is doubt-
benefit
to any industry not en-
benefits.   Ifthebene-
enjoyed equally it would
i benefit to any.
Bo Ma Better Off
The fanner policy proposes that, so
far aa possible, each industry shall
stand on its own feet and where it
cannot it shall show cause and show
it not eetietly but openly, ao the penalized public shall know all the facts,
before paying to support unprofitable
industry.
EQUITABLE DISTRIBUTION
the shoe manu-
be forced to pay 35
a porta the rale* to IM.   He would be no
of tbe 35 per cent,
on tbe price of his shoes. But
Labor stands for a humane and
equitable distribution of the products
of human toil, and believes that with
our resources, tbe recurring conditions of misery, unemployment aad
want are wholly artificial and directly chargeable to our system of irresponsible and arbitrary financial con-
troL
THE COMMON MASS
Organized Labor, realising that the
first step to prevent the unemploy-
distwss and hunger of the
is the restoration of
power into the hands
of the people, calls upon its members
and sympathizers in the cities and on
the soil, to stand solidly behind the
Farmer and Labor candidates in the
LABOR AND
THE TARIFF
la the
there should be no
sue a* regards the
oftheis-
ahip   be-
tariff policy
The question of tbe Labor   rote
out dear and plain.   Continuous labor would be almost
an adjustable tariff no
would be dosed
for unfair competition or the
That Is to aha sap-sag of cheap commodities -tress
i ef
only if and     There should he no doubt about it,
him to exploit j Ubor win be served best by voting
it affords for the wise aad .iipiiihiiiiail
psiiOtge at Mat east of istrators at Ottawa who have
fully piloted the ship ef
tbe troublous period just
The inflated w_r-time period is not
over and the maxim to remember at
this time is:   "Dent   swap   bones
a stream."   Vote for the gov-
istbe
Continued from page oae
Direct in f Canada's Dest % ay
The war, to a considerable extent,
has changed the thoughts of men,
whether they were immediately employed in its prosecution or not, snd
has hdped to establish standards snd
values that are new to many. War,
like everything else in life, affects
the common people more than it does
any other section of the community,
and they are determined to have a
greater measure of control in tbe direction of national and international,
social, industrial and political affairs.
man
UNElxiTLOYMENT
The breakdown of the present industrial and economic system, as evidenced in the world-wide spread of
unemployment, is the chief concern
of citizenship today. With this question, theories of high or low tariff
have nothing whatever to do. Free
trade and protectionist countries are
equally overwhelmed by it. The difference noticed by the worker is that
in Tree trade" countries low wages
bear a certain relation to living costs,
while in "protected" countries somewhat higher wages bear the same or
even lower proportions to a higher
iving cost.
Tariff Bogay la Stale
Tbe tariff bogey ia even more stale
than the "white British Columbia"
election material, and its quality is
neither improved nqr freshened by
the fact that a "voice" from the somewhat stagnant areas of Portage la
Prairie announces that it is THE
ONLY ISSUE. Comedy and tragedy
-mingle on the national stage. When
would-be prophets see no other issue
at 'times like these, then surely the
electors should see that they have the
wilderness to cry in.
Tortured hy Uass-tvaasamptiiia
From time to time we have been assured that what ia needed is "more
production, coupled with thrift." National campaigns have been instituted
to preach this doctrine, yet today
titers is more labor power, able and
willing to produce, but unemployed,
than ever in history before. The present system is aa bankrupt of vitalizing force as its apologists are of ideas.
The world has solved the problem of
production, but what remains to be
solved is distribution. What we are
suffering from is not so much over-
but, rather, under-con-
Warehouses and elevators
bulge with stores while armies of people go ill-clad, poorly housed and hungry.
Food Hold far Private Profit
The wage-worker, receiving only a
small proportion of what he collece-
tivdy produces, is unable to buy back
than tbe same proportion of
All "civilized" and semi-civilized countries are producing under
the same system, and there remains
no market for the "surplus" which is
hdd by its owners for the only object
which they bad in allowing the work-
era to produce���private profit for tbe
few, at the expense of the many. In
many cases the unemployed and those
employed have much in common���one
is a little below, and tbe other only
a little above, the subsistence line.
Waat Prod act ion for Use
While everything humanly possible,
even under such a system, must and
shall be done to feed hungry men,
and children, it still remains
to be pointed out that abort of a complete change of tbe system of production from that of profit to a basis of
production for use, there can be no
solution to tbe problem of unemploy-
The Tariff Problem
���the Question of the Hour
-. ���
���  ��� ��� ���. .     ���
TTl FPTnD C  Upon your decision as registered at the
jj ���sL_*.i_��JE>V> A V/JVk-f  coming    Dominion    elections    depends
whether Canada shall depart from a fiscal policy under which haa been built np in the last
forty years a thriving and prosperous industrial nation. :__*.
The National Liberal and Conservative Party stands for a continuance of Canada's c_��ting
Tariff policy, under which Canada's exports have increased fOUBTEEN FOLD since 19011,
and POUR FOLD since 1910. ���
This great industrial development has been accomplished in the face of the fact that Canada
is directly adjacent to one of the greatest indus trial nations of the world.
..,v. -���.    '
The positions of the parties
ORIENTAL DmiOEATIOH
This question is one of those perennials which baa been raised at election time by hard-pressed politicians
for many years past, and in so far aa
it is being handled by the old-line party politicians, there is just as much
humbug attached to
erinnsnam as there
Both old parties in British
Columbia are professing tremendous
concern ever' what either or both
could have long ago remedied, if their
arguments era   worth any-
THE MEIGHEN GOVERNMENT
National Liberal and Conservative Party
To maintain a reasonable tariff on such a
policy as will:
1. Provide adequate revenue for the meeting
of Canada's fiscal obligations.
2. Protect Canadian industries against unfair competition from other countries.
3. Revise the schedules so as to protect the
ultimate consumer. .
4. Assure industrial employment for Canadians.
...        ���     >
5. Re-establish the value of the Canadian
dollar by making possible an increase of
m exports and a reduction of imports.
THE PNCMmin-lB 00MMW1TOHI
Liberal and
A downward revision of the Tariff, which
is nothing more or less than Free Trade,
thus:
1. Making additional direct taxation inevitable.
2. Threatening the life of existing Canadian
industries and stagnating their development
3. Forcing the closing down of industrial
plants with resultant unemployment.
4. Forcing Canadian workers to seek other
countries. **
5. Still further depreciate the value of the
Canadian dollar by throwing the door
wide open for imports from other
countries.
THE ISSUES ARE CLEAR CUT���STUDY THE QUESTION���FOB THE SAEE OF THE
DOMINION���FOR YOUR OWN SAKE
'".'-������.���
' ' ������ .''''"'.. -"i-
Support the Meighen Government Candidates
BRIG.-GEN. J. A CLARK
Candidate for Burrard.
HON. H. H. STEVENS
Minister of Trade and Commerce.   Candidate for Vancouver Centre.
LEONJ.LADNER
Candidate for Vancouver
South.
In Woman's Realm
THE DELIVERANCE OF WOMAN
WM Rot Sarvsaisr Head Hie
One of the facta in this connection
hi that the Chinese immigrant, paying
his $500 head-tax, ia a source of revenue to the governments, which they
are not likely to relinquish. This tax
ia divided between province and Do-
as reached the goodly
Of 11,500,000 to each in
alone. In ten years (1909-
1919) a total of $17,365,500 waa collected in head-tax, the figure for 1919
alone being $2,035,000. Neither old
party will be willing to surrender this
friend ef labor aad in the
ejection H asks for a fuither
ests far the neat five years.
By Olive Schreiner
Always in our dreams we hear the
turn of the key that shall dose the
door of the last brothel; the dink of
the but coin that pays for tbe body
and soul of a woman; the falling of
tbe last wall that encloses artificially
the activity of woman and divides her
from man; always we picture the love
of the sexes as once a dull, slow,
creeping worm; then a tripid. earthly
chrysalis; at last the full-winged insect, glorious to tbe sunshine of the
future.
Today, as we row hard against the
stream of life, it is only blindness in
our eyes, which have been too long
straineed, which makes us see, far up
the river where it fades into the distance, through all the mists that rise
from the river banks, a dear, golden
light? It is only a delusion of the
eyes which makes us grasp our oars
more lightly and bend our backs lower; though we know well that, long
before. the boat reaches those
stretches, other hands than ours will
man the oars and guide its Kelm. Is it
all a dream?
:/:
facts���a world of misery and degradation, of blindness, crookedness and
sin, a world struggling against   the
elements, against the unknown,
against itself. How, reconcile this
world of fact with tbe bright world
of my imagining. My darkness had
been filled with the light' of intelligence, and, behold, the outer day-lit
world was stumbling and groping in
social blindness. At first I was most
unhappy; but deeper study restored
my confidence. By learning the sufferings and burdens of men, I became
aware as never before of the life-
power which, though never completely victorious, is continually conquering. The very fact that we are still
here carrying on the contest against
the hosts of annihilation proves that
on the whole the battle has gone for
humanity. The world's great heart
has proved equal to the prodigious
undertaking which God set it. Rebuffed, but always persevering; self
reproached, but ever gaining faith;
undaunted, tenatious, the heart of
man labors towards immeasurably distant gosls.   Discouraged not by diffi-
culties without, or the anguish of
within, the heart listens to the
voice that whispers:   "Be nol
mayed; in the future Has the
ised Land."
KING THE HOBNOBBER
Soldiers, Mackenzie King i
be premier of tbe country. Where
was he when you were bleeding? Hobnobbing with tbe Rockfellers. WID be
not still be the sympathiser aad servant of tbe financial magnatee who
have thia nation by the throatt And
you will be told by Liberalism, as yoa
have been told by Ciman ratiaaa. that
your honorable scars should make yon
proof against sordid trifles like misery and hunger.
DON'T PATRONIZE UBT
OUT OF THE DARK
By Helen Keller,
America's Meat Famous Blind Girl
Step by step my investigation of
blindness led me into the industrial
world.   And what a world it is!    J
face unflinchingly a world of
Much ef present agitation is being
���ed to conceal fundamental facta in
i to this problem.   Carloads of
ggs aad shiploads of Jap-
and Chinese products surely
demonstrate that Japanese in Japan
and the Chinaman in China are even
more effective competitors than those
Orientals who are to some extent affected by the conventions of a
"white" chrilisstion; and if it were
possible to repatriate every Oriental
to tbe other aide of the Pacific, their
exploiters would follow them snd
throw their products into any market
available. Meanwhile they arrive by
every trans-Pacific steamer at tbe
rate of 4,000 pes year, and the politician wrings bis hands, sheds crocodile tears, and pockets the "head-tax
The following places are nn
non-union conditions Snd are there.ore
unf-ir to organized labor.
Stettler Ggar Factory, making Van Loo
and Van Dyke Cigars.
Capitol Cafe, 930 Granville St
White Lunches.
Electrical Contractors.
C H. Peterson. 1814 Pandora St
Hume * Rumble, Columbia St, New
Westminster. B.C
The Chilliwack Electric Co, Ltd, Chfl-
liwack. BC
Label Trades Monthly
Whist Drive and Dance
GARMENT WORKERS,   BOOT aad SHOE WORKERS
TAILORS. JEWELRY WORKERS
Friday, November 25, 8 p.m.
Cotillion Hall
Whist Drive 8 to 10 Dfcocing 9 to 12
Tickets:   Gents* 50c; Ladies'25c
HALLS TO RENT
IN THE LABOR HALL
Large aad small; good accoasB.oela.iaa;
/     hy day, wealc er mi alb, a
S P. IL BENGOUGH,
I 300 LABOR HALL 310
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PAGE FOUB
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JUNIOR LABOR LEAGUE
A very uteresting and
developed at  the ed
of the Junior
League laat Friday evening. .A
book was introduced to be used aa a
text-book far future meetings and,
if test week's meeting ia a criterion,
ia a really worth-while series ef
18.
Serial Heat Friday
On Friday next, November
wiU have
Vancouver Breweries, Limited
trial will be a feature.
wa
for
third
by
3  to 2.
Ji
3:30
IJJU_) wwa tbeir
-aae test Saturday
Victoria Road Juniors.
They will play Rivet-view
awmrat Robaon Park.
The team is second in the
ef
J.L.L.
1610 or
For
ef the
a re-.
Fair.
HGHTING FOR YOU
Liberal aad Conservative election
campaigns are run on promises, hot
air and corporation and profiteers'
Labor party election campaigns
are run for human and legitimate desires, common sense and the few
nicklea dropped in the hat by workers.
The first demand made by the
government upon us for nominating
candidates is a deposit of $200 on
nomination day. With the balance
we may collect from the workers, we
carry on the campaign, (in the interest of labor) by means of leaflets and
public meetings.
BUT NOT ONE CENT is' PAID
OUT IN WAGES TO CAMPAIGN
WORKElRS.
The help is all voluntary. Will
you help financially by forwarding
your "mite" to the campaign manager, Frank A. Brown, 1576 Inverness, Edmonds, B.C. Phone New
Westminster 1220 R2.
NEW WESTMINSTER CAMPAIGN
COMMITTEE.
How much of* life do you get for
thb energy you expend?
Wan iv th' athrangest things about
life is that th'' poor, who need th'
money th' most, ar-re th' very wans
that niver have it���Dooley.
METEIC SYSTEM GOES
ON THE RAMPAGE
PARIS���Scientists are horrified by
the discovery that the famous standard meter upon which the whole metric system is based and from which
all the meter measures in the worid
are copied, has expanded. Now nobody knows just how long a meter
should be, or how far it is from one
point to another.
The "father of meters" is a block
of alloy of platinum and iridum kept
in a safe underground to' protect it
from weather changes. Occasionally
it is brought up and examined. At
the last examination it was found that
it carried a "demi-michon"���or one-
half of one-millionth of its original
length, when compared to many
copies. , .-***-
The newspapers reassure the public
that it won't make any difference in
the length of the French loaf . of
bread, and that a meter of cloth will
cost just aa much as ever and wont
be any larger. But scientists bewail
the fact that in measuring the distance to the moon it might make a
difference of several miles.
ALLIANCE TO WIN
Political signs speak of prosperity,
worken vote for it aad wait for the
next election.
Wc will soon see the destiny of das
country affected for thc next tea yean.
The task which confronts the agr-rao
and industrial aoikcis of this country-
is to solidify their forces in such a
manner as will enable them to administer a most decisive and complete defeat
to the Mcighen government and. at thc
same time, avoid any entangling alliances with the Liberal party, which has
served thc big interests of Canada as
effectively, in its day, as ever Mcighen did or proposes to do. Tory and
Grit are one and the same and thc
country will be well rid of both. The
day has come for the political entities,
which constitute thc agencies by which
the people may speak, to exploit their
own resources and lay hold with confidence of the new powers and respon
sibilities which, it is to be hoped, ar
enlightened and an aroused conlmonity
is going to impose upon* them. The
Labor-Farmer alliance will acccanplish
this great task.
Poverty is hideous, it prostitutes
life.
Toil is not life.
Despotism is perpetuated both by
ignorance and poverty.
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The British Columbia
:      Labor News
Telephone Seymour 7495
319 Pfender St West
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,:
Man of the Hour
..--'
In this hour of Canada's most acute national crisis,
the country's greatest need is leadership���not class
leadrtihip, not sectional leadership, but NATIONAL
leadership. A pilot must be chosen possessing the
foresight, breadth of vision and
to lead the nation safely out.of the
uncertainty.
man stands out head and shoulders above
a pes f minrntly fitted for the task.
.
%M
St. Mary's, Ontario, Arthur
eon of the people, a toiler
who has fought his way to eminence by sheer
ability, and force of intellect- Entered Parliament
in 1908; appointed Solicitor General in 1914;
Minister ef the Interior in 1917; and Prime
Minister in 1920.
At the Imperial Conference he was acclaimed by
the Press of Great Britain as a great statesman, as
a strong, virile, vigorous personality���alert in mind,
keen and far seeing in judgment, and with a fearless determination to stand for the right.
Paofesao- A. IX Skelton of Queen's University, and
biographer of Sir Wilfrid Laurier, wrote of the
presunt Prime Minister:���"He has already given
proof of high admimslrative capacity. His personal
integrity is beyond question.
n
Of himself Arthur Meighen said to his constituents
day:������'You
in 1911,
A Real Force
where I stood on this
in 1911 I stand today."
A Real Leader
Camacfa%id*
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The National Liberal and Ccmaervatf-e Party
Publicity Committee.
Support the Meighen Government by Voting for
BRIO -OKlf. J. A. CLAM
LEON J. LADNER
ftenriVliU for Vancouver South.

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