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THE BRITISH
LABOR
Issued Every Friday
Volume \ijaf
Devoted to the interests of the International Labor Movement
[Subscription: $1.50 Per Year*!
5e Per Copy J
Vancouver, B. C., Friday, December 16, 1921
Number 21
ANT!-LABOR FIRMS
BOYCOTTED BY
MEXICO'
* Department Heads Are Union Men
and Order Supplies From
Union Firms.
Machinist JJnion Consulted Before
Government Orders Are
Placed.
DENOUNCE CHECK OFF
WHILE FAVORING IT
By Max Worth
MEXICO   CITY���"Dear   Sir   and ;
Brother,"  writes R. **P.  de Negri  to
Joseph W. Kelly, organizer of the In- i
ternational Association of Machinists,
and signs himself "President of the ���
Executive Board of the National Rail- j
way3 of Maxico."    Before de Negri j
toot-charge of Mexico's railway system he was a machinist and he is now j
an active member of "the Machinists'!
Union.
It is strange, indeed, to one who [*
comes from a country where the Secretary of Labor is a banker to find the
Secretary of the Mexican Treasury,
the Director of the Mexican Railroad.,
the Governor of the Federal District
and the President of the Republic���
sll unior. men, in good standing.
Envoy From Union
EDMONTON���Trade unionists are
laughing at -the claim of a small
band of one big unionists that the
miners' check off system is u.sed by
"labor leaders" to perpetuate a "job
trust."
The unionists show that the o.. b.
u.'s have copied this plan, and in
their blue print chart, for remodeling the world is included this cheek
off form for members of their "min-
I ing department" to sign:
"I authorize and empower you to
; deduct and pay to the secretary-
! treasurer of Local No. ��� of the
I above district, from my .earnings
j each month, while working at the
above   mine,   $ ,   or  such   lesser
MOTHER'S PENSIONS FIFTEEN LABOR-MEN
TO BE HANDLED i ELECTED MAYORS
BY BOARD
Non-Political   Board  to   Handle
Mothers' Pensions in
Province.
Organized Labor Succeeds in Getting  Transfer  Made  to
Reliable Body.
The transfer of the administration
IN LONDON
Boroughs Get Five.
GETTING READY FOR
"OPEN SHOP"  DRIVE
amount as may be designated by the
secretary."
CLYNES OPPOSES
EXTREMIST TACTICS
of the Mothers' Pension Act to the j in London on November 11, fifteen
Workmen's Compensation Board is were Labor party candidates, the re-
a very good move. This change has i maining thirteen being divided bc-
bcen advocated by organized labor tween ten "municipal reformers," two
for some time owing to the many! "progressives'* and one independent.
Krievances against the advisory board.; The capitalist parties call themselves
Chairman F. S. H. Winn, Parker j "municipal reformers" and "inde-
Williams and Hugh B. Gilmour of the | pendents" for the purposes of city
Compensation Board *wi!l be personal-! elections,
ly   responsible   for   the   welfare   of |     Following  are   the   boroughs  that
COLUMBUS,  Ohio.  ���  That  the
railroads  of  the  United   States and
Canada will soon be the scene of a
gigantic "open shop" war was jndic-
! ated    by    the   announcement    from
_��.. _, _. n _  ���   .   _! Charles G.  Poirer, president of the
Other parties  Elect   Remaining { G___d 0rde_ of SuPpervbory 0ffic.
Thirteen���Greeater London j Ms ot American and Canadian Railroads, that the members favor abolition of all working agreements between railroads and labor organization.
Five thousand members in Ohio,
Illinois^ New York, Maryland, Indiana, New Hampshire, Vermont and
New Jersey participated in the referendum. In addition to approving the
"open shop" the members also advocated private ownership of the railroads and individual bargaining with
employees.
THREE LABOR MEN TO
CONTEST CITY
ELECTIONS
Eleven Other Cities  Put Labor
Party   Men   Into   the
Mayoralty Chairs.
Of the twenty-eight mayors elected
Alderman Scribbins Nominated to
Again Contest Municipal
Elections.
Urges   Moderates   to   Get   Into
Labor Party���Labor to
Form Cabinet.
! about   400   widows   in
1 about 1,000 children.
The  Compensation   Board   is  non-
political and has been the best and
I fairest government institution in the
I province. It has a wonderful record
system and not one workman, who is
properly entitled to compensation, is
addition   to j elected Labor mayors.
Battersea, Bethnal Green, Camber-
SUTTON.���- "With -our centuries of
| Parliamentary Government it would j j"rived of it
: be impossible for any body of extrem-'
ists to hold dominion over an enfran-
When  the   newly  elfccted  govern-1 chised electorate," said J. R. Clynes,
ment of Mexico took office its mem-1 speaking here in support of the Labor IM^ ^ th;^dowg and their J,,--,
bers decided that if the "Dear Sir and j candidate, S��n-erv*He Hastings, to ,a j.,___ wm fce c__e(] fo_ properly and
to the limit of the amount called for
Once the board gets the administration of the pensions into working
shape, organized labor will feel con
Brother" meant anything, it mean; I crowded and enthusiastic meeting
that when they bought sdpplies for | The way to counteract what he
the Mexican Government they should , sometimes thought was the mischiev-
buy from firms that recognized lab ��.��� I <���� action ot the extremists was for
organizations and treated them fairly, i the moderate men to come within the
In order to carry this policy into ef-1 Labor movement.
feet, the government invited the pres-1 Labor Second Largest Party
.dent of the International Association | The Labor party was the second
of Machinists to send a representative | largest party in the House of Corn-
to Mexico City. Kelly came, and nion- and in the country, and those
there he now lives as anofncial envoy ,rho were discussing the probability of
from the International Association of :an alternative government were refcr-
Machinists to tip Mexican government, y
Mora Opportunities
As the scope of the work has developed Kelly has been -gtasn ���rat**
and more opportunities to consult
with the government officials regarding the purchase of supplies until today government officials of the. Federal district, the Bureau of Printing
and Engraving, the Agricultural Department and the National Railways
are consulting the Machinists''Union
before making purchases in the
United States.
Steel Trust Turned Down
Instances of the kind of work, that
is being done might bc multiplied. On
October 10 President de Negri wired
to J. W. Kelly: "Kindly wire collect if
 1 Corporation is fsir."
Kelly in reply reported on the fairness of the company in question. On
September 13 de Negris wired to E.
C. Davison, secretary-treasurer of the
Machinists' Union in Washington:
"Need rails, switch materials. Steel
trust offers three years, low price. Get
fsir firm to make price right away. Is
 > Company fair?"
by the act.
Three-fifths of all United States
seamen are today ashore on account
of the slump in international trade.
ring also to the possibility of. certain
Labor leaders being asked to form a
Cabniet.
So the Labor party was at last considered ss ��� reality and not merely as
a section which would step in and
split the vote of either party.   ���
Jobless Jobbers
There were men -"in the House of
Commons who were scarcely touched
by the struggles of life, and who lacked the first qualification of government���knowledge by actual experience of the immediate needs of the
people.
job, in the sense that they were never
in one. *
Chinese Still Displacing Crews on
American Ships���Many
Hundreds Idle.
SEATTLE���As  the  palatial  Pine
Tree State, pulled out of her berth
Daviaon in reply wired: "Company j Saturday; more than 100 members of
best there Is.    WiU give three years* the white crew, all citizens, just dis-
chsrged, stood on the (look watching
ner departure.
Manning the Pine Tree State" is a
crew   made   up   largely  of  Chinese
credit. Tomorrow will telegraph
names factories, box cars and oil
tanks. All will give long terms, best
workmanship, materials, prices."
Thus   the   correspondence   pesses j l���hor,  being  paid   $20  a  month   in
back and forth between the head of
one of Mexico's greatest industries
snd the representatives of an American Labor union.
International   Esperime-t
Here is an international experiment
among workers. In one country members of Labor onions are directing
public policy. In another country
where Labor unions are not in control the representatives of Mexico insist that goods shall be produced only
by firms that *N fair to organised
Labor. Hers, "Dear Sir and Brother"
is more than rhetoric. It is a pledge
of common helpfulness in the common cause of organising the worid by
and for those who do its work.
^__JLERY SALESMEN
/' ELECT OFFICERS
Bakery Salesmen. Local 371, elected thc following officers for the ensuing term at their last regular meeting: Preaident, J. Brightwell; vice-
president, E. Holmes; secretary-treas-
~ urer, H. Bowron; recording secretary,
j II. G. Taylor; trustees, W. Paynes.
W. Pierce, A". Cowan; delegates to
Trades and Labor Council, H. Curtis-.
Bowron, J^gfcwe, Jff Wymj^'W.
Bnynes.     % Jff^ft. __*
We will riot* refuse yogr neighbor's
subscription.
"'as
PETTIPIECE AT
F.L.P. HALL SUNDAY
Educational Meetings of Labor
Party to Be Kept Going
During Winter.
The Sunday night meeting of the
Labor party held at Dreamland was
fairly well attended, and the audience
listened attentively to the lessons
taught by the election results, the
most important being the necessity
for further intensive educational and
organization work, not only on the
lower mainland, but all over the Do-
Many of them were never out of n 'minion.   Both speakers, Maclnnes and
Lipschitz, insisted that the workers,
whether by hand or brain, should, at
next School Board, Municipal, Provincial or Dominion elections demonstrate their solidarity by voting for
the Labor party candidates as did
the people of Winnipeg in electing J.
S. Woodsworth. The vote polled by
the capitalist candidates in the
Shaughnessy. and Kerrisdale districts
distinctly show which class the voters
knew their interests were with.
The meeting next Sunday evening
will be held at 148 Cordova Street
West, at 8 o'clock. Speakers W. J.
Scribbens and R. P. Pettipiece.
New Executive
At the general meeting held on
Tuesday evening last, the following
were elected to the executive for incoming term: Chairman, R. P. Pettipiece; vice-chairman, O. L. Gharlton;
secretary-treasurer, E. H. Morrison;
recording secretary, Maclnnes; Mrs.
J. A. Clark and Mrs. Morrison.
Alderman W. J. Scribbens, R. P.
Pettipiece arid W. R. Trotter were
nominated as candidates for aldermen
HOW "AMERICAN
PLAN" IS WORKED
LEGISLATION ON
ASIATIC QUESTION
Wage Reductions of Civic Employees Have Bearing on All
Other Employees.
The Labor Patty of���Vancouver
will have three candidates in the'
field for aldermanic seats in the
forthcoming elections. At a general meeting of the party on Tuesday evening Aid. W. J, Scribbens,
R. P. Pettipiece and \V. R. Trotter
were the nominees and agreed to act
as the standard bearers. A candidate for the School Board will, in
ail probability, be selected at a later
d.-Si-. It has been realized that Alderman   Scribbens,   the   lone   labor
well,  Deptford,  Fulham,   Greenwich,!   member   on   the   council,   has   per-
Hackney,sIsIington. Lambeth, Poplar. | Rihw.^0,g^^^f     c      'formed good work  during the year
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St. Pancras, .Shoreditch, Southwark,
Stepney, Woolwich.
Greater   London   Mayors
Labor mayors were also elected in
the following boroughs of Greater
I oiidon:
Bromley, East Ham, Gravesend,
Richmond, St. Albans.
Following. are some of the more
important' municipal boroughs and
cities in which new Labor mayor-
were also elected:
Bamsley, Bootle, Bradford, Brig-
house, Derby, Mansfield, Newark,
Smethwick, Swansea, Swindon and
West Ham.
GARMENT WORKERS
GET A SHOWER
Hong Kong money, which enjoys the
same rating on New York exchange
ns Mexican silver.
At the same "time more than 1,000
American seamen, who have worked
out of this port for years, were
watching job boards and snipping
news in a vain effort to locate a job.
The Pine Tree State is operated
by the Admiral Line, a company
which recently, under the guise of
"American plan," began discrimination against American seamen, in
favor of coolie labor from China.
CARPENTERS TO GIVE
XMAS ENTERTAINMENT
The members and wife and family
of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters snd Joiners have been invited
to an entertainment and supper to be
given by the organization in the Dominion Hall on Wednesday, December
28th. A huge Christmas tree will be
provided and toys will be given to all
the children in attendance.
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The  Marine- Firtmen  and   Oilers
Union of B. C. haS -hanged its
name to the Federated Seafarers'
Union of B. C- This union now includes in its membership practically
all the men working on the boats,
such as firemen, oilers, sailors, coal
passers, deckmen, etc
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Recent Bride Surprised With a
Shower of Presents
-* **���*"    From ftrionds.
_ ���
The Garment Workers of Local 160
recently gave a very pretty shower
to Mrs. Wm. Constable) a recent
bride, and a member of long standing in the organization.
A very pretty luncheon was served,
the table being very prettily decorated with lavender and gold chrysanthemums.
A huge camouflaged "pie" was
placed upon the table and upon being opened by the bridge was found
to contain a large assortment of
handsome and useful gifts.
Among, those present were: Mrs.
Wm. Constable, Mrs. Mahon, Mrs.
Ross, Mrs. King, Mrs. Hamilton, Miss
B. Ward, Miss May Ward, Miss Bun-
tin, Miss McDowell, Miss Kitchi-n,
Miss Grey, Miss Isanza, Miss Har-
waert, Miss Scott and Miss Quigtey.
You need the News-
money���let's swap.
-we    need    the
at the forthcoming civic elections. The
nominating of school trustees was
held over until the meeting on Tuesday, December 20th. All members
are urged to attend. The social committee was instructed to complete arrangements for the rally to be held
during the New Year. The whist
drive and social will be continued Saturday evening at headquarters at 8
o'clock. The report ot the campaign
shows a small deficit. Plans are being made to hold s series of weekly
educational meetings in the adjacent
territory.
Meetings Next Week
For time snd place of meeting see Trade* Union Directory
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THURSDAY
MONDAY
Boilermakers* Union
Electrical Workers
Pattern Makers
Seamen's Union
Street Railwayman
TUESDAY
Carpenters, Amal.
Trades and Labor Council
Brewery Workers
Blacksmiths
Railway Trainmen
WEDNESDAY
Bookbinders
Lithographers
Hotel A Rest. Employu*
Machinists' 182
Painters
FRIDAY
Dairy Employees
Plumbers
Pile Drivers
SATURDAY
Photo Engravers
* *
SUNDAY
Typographical Union
ing With the Asiatic
Problem.
Tom Richardson, recent Labor
party candidate for Vancouver South,
in reply to questions submitted to
him by the Trades and Labor Council,
favored the following legislation in
reference to the Oriental question.
These have just come to our notice
and are well worthy of. consideration
by the Dominion Trades Congress and
the Asiatic Exclusion League.
Mr. Richardson favors the regulation of immigration, including Orientals; rigid enforcement of all health
and sanitary laws applying them to
Orientals as well as the white population; legislation making it a punishable offense for any employer of labor to engage any Oriental, male or
female, at less than the trades union
rate of wages or work them more
than the standard number of hours
per day.
, He also suggests that the Orientals
be organized in our trades unions and
that we insist upon their being paid
the standard rate of wages and that
they work not more than the standard number of hours.
One reason' why we like political
action is that we prefer to have ourj
own judges and police officials on the
job when a strike occurs than to have
these officials in the control of the
enemy.   What do you prefer?
MILITARY CONTROL
VIENNA SITUATION
and has had to be "on the job" at
every meeting of the council and
every committee meeting, to prevent
anything being slipped over.
Want   Wages   Reduced
It is realized that the scale of
wages paid to civic employees has
considerable bearing upon the wages
of workers in the employ of other
enterprises, and although rumors of
the necessity of reducing wages of
civic* employees have been in the air
for some time. Alderman Scribbens
presence bjocked any such move.
Must  Elect  Three
There isyio doubt, however, that
the new council will introduce the
subject, so it behooves the workers
of the city, not only to re-elect Aid.
Scribbins, but also to return Trotter
and Pettipiece to help him out.
W. R. Trotter only lost out by a
few votes in the last election and it
is contended that if his proper votes
had been credited he would have
been elected. This year the Labor
Party intends to see that everything
is square and above board. W. R.
Trotter is just recovering from a
shake-up he received in a train wreck
in. Oregon on December 1, in which
ten persons were killed and sixty
injured. He will be in the field for
the campaign in about two weeks'
time.
The party will not have a candidate in the field for the office of
mayor.
<TtA(
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Workers  Under  Arrest
Result of Raids  on
Hotels and Stores.
VIENNA���Quiet was restored to
the inner city the day following the
raids. Military police, regular infantry and cavalry patrolled the streets.
The hungry workers, after their day
of reprisals on the rich, due to the
high prices of necessaries of life, retreated out of sight.
Fashionable hotels, shops snd the
homes of the rich were taking stock
of their losses. The sidewalks were
strewn with wreckage, of windows,
doors and interiors, clothing and ransacked pocket books and small safes
littered the streets, where the hungry
and cold hordes of the poor had passed the day before.
Four hundred persons were under
arrest. The Austrian government
gave this as its answer to the demands
of the workers for the abolition of
the stock exchange, the seizure of foreign securities snd an effectual food | ftonn
control. 11905   '
Damage to property and ���08S-?-,ijQin
amounting to billions of kronen stir-:.-.,
red Chancellor Schober to action. He|.���-g
ignored the high cost of food an>\..f,,0
clothing and coal, as incitement to
riot. He called in the troops from
the provinces.   He ordered arrests.
Armored cars with machine guns
are touring the streets. The workers,
in response, are threatening a general
strike. Foreigners are leaving the
city.
CHINISTS LODGE NO. 182
ELECTS  OFFICERS
Machinists Lodge  182 elected the
j following officers at its last regular
meeting; President, Leo George; vice-
us   president,   Richard  Perry;  recording
Isecretbry,  Bert  S.  Oliver;  financial
secretary, J. G. Keith; treasurer, F.
Fisher;  conductor,   G.   V,   Bartlett;
sentinel.  A.  Kyle; trustees,  George
f Lyle. W. Yondell and W. J. Clark,
I retiring president
BRITISH LABOR
UNIONS AMALGAMATE
Over Six Million Members Are
Now in Gradually Reducing
Number of Unions.
The following statement gives the
growth of the British Trade Unions:
1860
1875
1880
1885
1890
1895
So. ot Societies     No. of
Represented     Member*
40
100
105
136
211
170
184
205
212
207
262
215
In Germany the Labor movement
is organized to the point where* they
hare passed the scab, or strikebraker,
stage. Strikebreakers are unknown
in Germany.
'
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The real question is not HOW MUCH
money you spend on advertising, but
HOW you spend it LET US SHOW
YOU.
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250,000
530,823
404,222
580,976
1,470.101
1,000.000
1.250,000
1,541,000
1,647,715
2,232,446
4.532,085
6,505,482
Between 1905 and 1920 while the
number of trade onions remained almost stationary the membership increased by five millions. This shows
the great tendency towards industrial
solidarity.among British workers.
It will be noted however, that this
unity takes the form of amalgamation. Instead of breaking sway and
forming new unions, as is the tendency in America, trade after trade
hss ballotted favorably upon amalgfe
���nation with other trades working in
tbe same industry. Since this report
was prepared * great many other
amalgamations nave taken place
which will easily bring tbe number of
unions below tbe 200 mark.
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PAGE TWO
THE BRITISH COLUMBIA LABOR NEWS
ODD BITS
(Cooduaed  by  Sydney  Warren)
NEW POLICY
EFFECTS ALL
Economic    Changes   in   Russia
Places Government on
Sounder Footing.
Russia's new economic policy says
THE BC. LABOR NE
Offsct-l Organ of the Vi
Control Committee: F. W. Welsh
R. Bengoogb. and W. J. Bartlett.
Law aad lajastica
So long aa society is founded on .
injustice, the function of tbe laws;
will be to defend and sustain injustice. And the more injust they are.! Sydney Hillman, president of the
the more respectable they will seem, j Amalgamated Clothing Workers'
-*-An��toIe France, winner of tbe 1921 Union, who has recently returned
Nobel Prize for Literature. j from a long tour of the country, ef-
���    ���    ��� I fects practically every relation of the
The Cbristas-.* Spirit j people   to   the   Soviet   Government.
If Christ came down to earth this Beginning  with  the large  group  of
= Christmas season ke would find that peasants who now pay a tax to the
a- i the  ring of the cash  register  had Soviet Government, and who are now
nipeg general  strike  added  to  ��������� (Jro_rned ^ ^ c^gtmu catoL      jSble to dispose of the rest of their
knowledge of the powers of the stat -. ... 'crops through their co-operatives on
and although this "record" may not _ L^ open  mar|tet( and  reaching the
m\ be to the liking of the Liberal party, A Hsrbi-.er of Good-will w0rker in u,e factory who is gradu-
Jcan we hope that prejudice will be       ^   jvdolph  Lorenz. world-famous __||y being placed on a weekly wage
! thrust aside and a man. really fitted  Aus--_- phy_ici___, has come to Am- cysteine for work done, the abolition
p   for the office, placed therein for once.  crk_ lo as^st heJ. crippi__| to health. jcf the so-called Paeok, the revival of
The Liberal party made many pronv  ,_.   Xe__  Yotk, crowds of deformed;the payment of fares on the street
tses to labor during the election, 't  f^tst-ally sought  his services, and  car_ an_ payment for tickets for the
Vi
Tr!rphyoci
BX.
7*��5 74%
H. W. WATTS
every Tdday at Labor BjUT. cannot do better than tp start right in  lhree ti-aes> while working over his j theatres and the opera, the opening
���� Ttoder Street We* |by making J. S. Woodsworth. Minister mu|titBje 0f patients, the distinguish- j 0f ,tores of all kinds, transportation
of Labor. A request to this effect by^j doctor f^jnted from sheer exhaus- j ,n<- every other angle of life have
Ubor unions and trades councils and tiofU yet tmch time u___,ted on con-Jbe��n seriously affected by the new
the   Dominion   Congress   would   be tinoing the work until he had seen'ciMUI-e.
The peasant is no longer in fear
that the government will take away
all his crops, and all the cumbersome
machinery for the collection of food
SL50 am year hy
S2-50 per year
in Canada
worth sending.
: his allotted number for tbe day.
Dr. Lorenz. to use his own words.
FRIDAY. DECEMBER 16
MERRY CHRISTMAS���OPEN SHOP b in Alnerie, -_0 w Austria's debt
The Canadian Pacific Railway Co.  to   America's   children.**     There   is
i h*�� banded its employees in the local something so splendidly practical  in I on tne |aru_ an_ the methods which
.shops   and   elsewhere   a   Christmas  his method of doing it, beside which  at times have resulted in cruelties���
1 gift in the form of three weeks* holi-, the specious talk of be-spatted and  _jj these things have changed.
day���without pay.    An order affect- silk-hatted   diplomats   falls   pitifully
INDUSTRIAL  WAR
WhUe states-*-  of a number of   ���*���** ***** sboFa has been P08***-1 ���*ir" [short-
countries have all but aocceeded in   ing notice to the effect that the shops, ���    ���    ���
limiting   armaments   and   seemingly j *-��- **>"--*  fro*  Doeembet  lo  until. She BamM amd tkm Saia.
~p^i_g-r_~^ The V��^er Province i, running
daily press ��� alive with news of war   �����"-������ ...
industrial   field.     "Strikers! onstration  of^ how  industry ��  mis-
Peatant Problem Solved
Today, the general feeling is that
there will be no serious peasant problem confronting Russia for years to
come, that whatever opposition there
a series of articles on how tbe Ger-  has been in the  past is being done
i   have   been ! man W system was met in England, j away with under the new policy, and
Cn   tbe   UMfontrial   field,
attle   with   police   near  stockyards   .^^       on,_, f^. ^���  ."week for written by Sir Basil Thomson, who [that the Soviet Government has
iP ^ t -    - __���. ���s a* * a   __.__   s_._k__._JI   _fc_r *-_*._ fa     _._    _P __ __ __ - *- * - ���    C,
considerable   time,   making   just
rate."  rends a headline covering
dispatch from Chieag-.    "Riot guns   *
"      ,   _�� .- _  ________ .���   enough to purchase the merest neees-
ordered  for policemen   in  Omaha. ... .    ..
rends another dealing with the packers* strike there. **Troops scatter
strikers picketing St- Paul plants" is
another caption covering tbe Minne-
an event as this they will no doubt
j sities of life and having had no
' chance to put anything aside for such
sota sector of tbe wage earners* fight
against the packing trast. -Three
Colorada miners nutated by troops.**
reads another headline describing a
battle which recently took place in
the Oakview saining district. "Army
of "A���azons* dean out strike-
breaketa.** reads another in describing the attempt af seiners* wives to
prevent miners from obeying the per-.
nicious Kansas Industrial Court law. j
Thus the industrial war is earned
on 'g-*"�� wage cut*, unfair conditions, aad legislative
strikes.
was recently dismissed as head of the .' longer reason to fear opposition from
"Special Branch** of the British In- this, the largest group of Russians,
telligence Service. the peasantry-
Like the rest af Capitalism's war-!     In the cities, shops employing  in
time auxiliaries, the "Special Branch** - the aggregate, from 15,000 to 20,000
be exhorted for "not having prepared i was used against the English work-: workers, the opinion was practically
for this many years ago. *n -* every tarn.    The department unanimous that the new policy is a
Knowing   that   an   "open   shop** j under this knighted popinjay discov- great improvement and promises still
drive is under way by the railroad j ered in every eaove of* Labor for de- greater  improvements   in   the   near
magnates, we would  not be at all j cent   conditions,   a   dire  conspiracy future.
Trades Union Directory
I Secretaries are requested to keep this Directory up-to-date I
Vancouver Unions
VANCOUVER TBADES AWD LABOR
council.���President F. \V. Welsh:
Secretary, P. Kengough. Offles 108
Labor Hall. il�� Pender Str��i.-I West.
Phone Seymour 7195. Meets In Labor
Hall at 8 p.m. on the first and third
Tuesday In month.
BUILDINO TBADES COUNCIL���Chairman.
O. O. Thom, Sscrstsry, Boy Huncir.
Office 210 Labor Hall. Meats first and
third Wednesday In month at Labor Hall.
MOULDcmS. Local SSI���President. Joha
Brown: Secretsry, Geo. Annaad. ISM
Albert Street. Meets at Labour Hall
at  S p.m.  on first  and  third Friday.
Ss-CSr��*_rn.  XoOgn SSa���PnmtmmxT.
H. Robb; Secretary. Evan McMillaa;
Business Agent. P. Benfoufti; Office
Jl�� Pender Street West. Meeta at
Labour Hall at I p.m. on second   aad
fourth  Tuesday.
BA--KT UUmn, Local No. 371 ���
President. J- llrlnhtwell; Secretary. W.
Ilowron, 2819 HurnH Ave. Meets at
.'119 Pender Street West on second
Monday of each  month at 8 p.m.
BBEWEBT,  FLOUR.  CEREAL
SOFT DRIlfK WWDDM-President.
F. P. Oputfh; Secretary, W. H. McLean, 2036 Broadway West. Meets
at 319 Pender Street West st 8 p.m.
every  third    Tuesday   In   month.
BARBERS'   urTERWATIOHAE   UHIOW.
Local No. 120���President. C. E. Herrett; Secretary. A. R. Jennie. 320
ramble Street. Meets Room 313, 319
Pender Street West, at 7:15 p.m. on
necond  and fourth Tuesdays In month.
raOTErs.  Local  N-.  ���������Pn-tdeat.
J.   Sit*.   Secretary.  R   Showier.  SI*
Pender 8treet  West.   Meets    at    Sit
Pender Street West  at   8 p m. on second and  fourth   Fridays  la  n-onttt-
_. m m
HAMOEBS.   Loral   Ke.   ISS.���   ~
J. Kinr; Fm   Ser.. K. A   Baker:
' J.  MeMHIsa.  148 Carders Street
at  118 Cordova   Street, at S p.m.    oa
second and fourth Thursaiays in numtn.
BLACKSMITHS. DROP EOROERS fe
HELPERS. Local No. 151��� President.
W. J. Bartlett; Secretary, T. McHua-h.
1';i*6 Sixth Avenue Weat. Meets at
319 Pender Street West at 8 p.m. on
third Tuesdsy of each month.
aon.SBX-x.HM, zbost sbtipbuild
ERS * mmi, Local No. 191 ���
President, R. Lynn; Secretary. A.
Fraser, Room 303. 319 Pender Street
Weat. Meets at 31} Pender Street
West, at 8 p.m. on first and third
_ .Mondays   of each month.
BOOT AMD ISOI  WORKERS'  UsTIOBT
Local No. 505 ��� President. Thos.
Andley; Secretary. Tom Cory. 415
Vernon Drive. Meets at 319 Pender
Street West at I p.m. on first Tuesday
In  month.
BRICXLATBRS, MASORB ARD PL a ST-
BBEBS.���Preaidant, W. Kerr; Seeratary.
h. Padfttl. Merta at Labor Hall on Sad
and at. Wedneaday jn Month.	
BRIDOR. STRUCTURAL * ORRA
TAL IROR WORKBRS, Locsl No. 97
���President, B. Bronaon; Secretsry,
Roy Maseecar. 31* Pender Street West.
Meets at 319 Pender Street West, at
a p m . aeeond snd fourth Mondsy.
BOOIIIIDIH,
Oeo. Mowat:  Secretary. Frank
Local    105-
Presldent,
Milne.
Box 411. Meets at 319 Pender Street
West at I p.m. every third Wednesday
In month.
surprised to bear that these mechanics will be invited back to work
under open shop conditions. It behooves labor to stand pat against
any worker going back under such
conditions.
against the government.   During the
Batter Than Old Policy
The new economic policy seeks to
recent coal strike in England it furnished the British Cabinet with re- ,
port, on the situation that were dhvj1-" <?* the government as many
carded   as   utterly   false
leading.
enterprises na it is capable of hand
' ling, and to permit group and indivi-
P dosn BoUheviki eras .j*-*1 ��"-*-** to Uke c"e ��' the
side-line specialty of the "Ihanch.-, ��-*��� ft ��*������*��-*. instead of d.s-
and. in its xeal to ferret them out. the ^tagon, new enterprises. It is de-
French Labor men. Loagnet _^j te���"��i to offer advantage for the
Frossard. were detained at Dover, for j !��-*-**-* of capital, the whole idea
which Lloyd-George had to -pologix*.!���������� ^^o everything possible to
Morris Hillquit. the American Social- brin* ���boB* Konol,llc reconstruction,
ist was simflarly held up and for -nd b"1** ���bout *�� sccuraulation of
whom another apology   was   given-1 **?��*-r�� --d increased^^ production.    It
CIVIC EMPLOYEES, Local No. 28���
President, J. WTiite: Secretary. O.
Harrison. Office 148 Cordoya Street
Wawt. Meets at 148 Cordova Street
West at 8 p.m. on the flrat and third
Friday  In  month.
CITT HALL EMrLOYEES' Local No.
59���President, H. A. Black; Secretary,
Aid. W. J. Scribben, City Hall. Meets
st 148 Cordova Street West, at 8 p.m.
on  first  Wednesday  of each   month.
PILE DRIVERS. BBIDOE. WBLsJST ft
DOCK RUELDBXa. Local No. 2IS4���
Preaident. W. H. Pollnrd: _3ecT-car_r.
N. H. Vernon. Box 320. Meats at SIS
Pender Street ffe-l. Vancouver, at 8
p.m. on every Friday of month.
iSOTO _sfa_UtS__ir Local No. it ���
President, F. Looney: Secretary. Gordon Edwards. 2723 Fifth Avenue West
Meets at World Building. Vancouver.
at 8 p.m. on Saturday of  each
Local No. 89���Preaident. Charlca Real!.
Secretary. Alfred Hurry. S<1 Thlrty-
fmirth Avenue Esst. Meets ' at SIS
Pender Street West, at S p.m. oa first
Wedneaday In month.	
pa-ttrkh    Ma--B-*Bi"^i-ssasa>.   57
Heys; Secretary, J. L Irvine. Business Agent. E A. Goddard. SM
Richards Street Meeta at SIS nwSsr
Street West on first and third Monday in month at 8 p.m.
'
PL.
Loral No. 170���Preaident. Bert Slirsfc-jav;
Secretsry. J. Crowtkrr; BnsineM Aaaa*.
P W. Welsh. Office 301 Lakes- BaB.
Meets at SIS Pender Street WeaCsl S
p.m. oa aerosd snd foorth Fridaya
POLICEWEWS
No. 12���President. Roy A. Perry: Bae-
retary. Alexander Murray. 1484 Teatft
Avenue Weal. Meets at 44�� Petvler
Street West, at 7 30 p.m. aa fourth
Tueaday of month.
PABL-AMBBTABT COMMITTB��� T. ft L. C.
Chairman. w. 3. Bsrtlstt  Bs*rsta-y, Mrs.
W. Mahon.    Meets ia reeat SOS Later Aril
on tha first and  third  ThBi-adajr  in
month at S pa
PRIHTIRO J
Iaocsl No. (t���President. S. W. Myers:
Secretary. E. B. Stephenson. Boa 8*4.
Meet* at 112 Hastings Street. Vancouver, at 8 p.m. on second Tuesday ta
month.
CARPKHTEPS, BBOTXBBMOOD, Local
4E2���President Oeo. H. Hardy; Secretary, W. 3. Johnston; Business
Agent. O. C. Thom. Offles 304 Labor
Hall. Meets second and fourth Mondsy at 8 n.m.  In Labor Hall.
Divfston Ma
59���President. A. N. Lowes; Secretary.
Charles Bird. 2038 Union Street.
Meats st I oof Hall. SIS Hamilton
street, at I p.m. on first Monday In
month.
RAILWAT COsTDVCTOBS. Di-ision No
XT���President. CI. W. Hatch: Secretary
J. B. Physlck 1158 Thariow Street.
Meets ait I.O.O.F. Hall on first Sundsy
at 2 p.m.. and on third Thursday at
8  n.m.
CARPENTERS, AMALGAMATED, Be. 1
Branch.���Prealdent, T. B. Ceope; Baal
neat A rent. Anna MarSwees: Secretary,
R. C. Webber, 148 18th Are. W. Meela
2nd and 4th Tneaday st 8 p.tn.. in F.L.P.
Hall.
Mo. 3 Branch.���Secretary, W. Bray, SO
18th Are. W. Meeta lat and Srd Tses-
dsy st S p.m., In F.L.P. Hall, 148 Centers
HI. W.
LIBERAL MACHINATIONS
In all fairness to President Welsh,
'the Labor News, after investigation.
��� has arrived at the conclusion that the
True most of these are taking place; charges made upon the floor of the
in the United States, bat in spite of, Trades and Labor Council, at its last
the fact that Canadian workers have meeting, cannot be confirmed.   In oar
fought, and will have to continue to < honest opinion his name and that of ��^j^ of perfeetl^inaocent men and j P����ee�� ihe  individual   factory  on   a
fight,  against  like conditions, they the Trades Council was used deliber- \mom���n ^^^ wbje*ted to offensive' *-*������������� -forst**-, instead of the old basis
'surveillance and in many cases even of rations, with what we would call
deported, yet wben Xuorteva. ,n of fi- h-*r*- "Production Standards," or
rial of the Soviet Republic, did cosne;-**��**--* ����� ��� *"***��� U doe8 every-
to England from Xew York, he eoolyj thin* to encourage larger individual
walked ashore, had his passports okd production. It is unquestionably a
and went about his business for 101 dellnite and important change from
days before this soper-spy hound de- j ��*��� ��**��� P��Iicv- u �� ����� -d*��-'tted by
tected his presence and deported him  f-e   representatives   of   the   Soviet
to denmark. only to have to bring him | Government
back again. With Their Eyss Open
The  last straw**  was when  Sir'     xhe reconstruction of Russia has to
Ex-alderman Kirk might be reeom-; ^g,., de|Mft��ert supplied the For-;take place, but with this advantage
eign Office with documents, after- that a labor government is completely
wards shown to be crude forgeries, *n control of the destinies of Russia.
which prompted Lord Corson to sen I _enjn told me that it is not at all in
his unfortunate note to Moscow earl> contradiction of the Communist
last September and the reply he got j teachings and their statements of the
was stinging to pot it mildly. j ^ few yMrs to attempt to bring
Labor members in tbe House of c__piU] into Russia.   He told me:
Commons finally forced tbe govern- :l    ~yfe mn w'---nR to pay out to ferment to ask for his resignation. 1 ejgn capital hundreds of millions or
even billions of dollars, in order to
, get them to develop Russia economi
cally for us.    We are willing to psy
The recent Dominion election fpr tedmid akm. and for snything
should cause Canadian workers ����� tf^t wju help us build up Russia. All
take stock of th tense Ives politically.
Canadian Labor is today probably the
more backward in its political organization aad stnnglb than Labor in any
other of the civilized parts ef the
Empire. Labor in Canada is a nonentity so far as being a force in
have just placed into power a gang ately by tbe Liberal Party without
of aanamxtaam who will faster and en-; his consent, knowledge or approval,
coarage war aa the industrial field, and his efforts to have same rectified
Wage Jr-*-;-g wfll continue and all by the Liberal party were not re-
the powers and forces of the state japonded to until it was too late to do
will be used to drive the toilers to ae- f any good.
cepting the terms of the employinc  :	
class, and within n week thousands      f^ affiliated member-hip of the
will flock to the churches to chant   London   lEnglandl   Labor  Party  is
"peace on earth, goodwill to all men"  .-.86.000.
while the -adastrial war grows apace.
COMPANY  TOWNS mended for the Cabinet.    He stands.
The general manager and the en- a better chance of getting that than
gineer of the Britannia Mining Conn the mayor's chair.
pany are to be charged with *-*eriia- j  /a
tbe      The Labor News is headquarters
inal negligence" as a aeq-nel to
Br.ttania   Beach   flood   disaster,   in | for Federated Labor party's Munici-
which 36 lives were lost and many pal Campaign Fund.    Drop in with
homes destroyed.    There is not the. your dollar and get a receipt-
least doubt that these  men wiD be 	
finally exonerated, becaase they are > The city-owned hydro-electric plant
no more to blame than the many Vic- of Chicago produces electric current
toria govenunents who hove pes_at-lat an average of l*4e per kilowatt A Hat Subject
CIOARKARRRS. Loral No. 357���President. , O. Thomas; Secretary, ft. 3.
Craig. 38 Kootenay Street. Masts at
313 Pemler Street West, at I p.m. on
first Tuesday in month,
ELRCTRICAL W0S_O8, Locsl 313���
Prealdent. D. W. McDouajall; Seeratary,
P. It. Burrows; Business Acent, K.H.
Morrison, Office* 448 Pender Street
West. Meats at 440 Pender Street
West at 8   n.m.  every Monday.
MBS MORTSRS, Local No. 18��� President, Perey Trevlse: Seeretary. Chas.
A. W*tson,-No. 3 Firs Hall. Twelfth
and Quebec streets. Vancouver. Meats
at 31�� Pender Street West.
WOBItSt,  I_ooel   No.   180
 President. Mt*. W.  Mahon; Secretary,
Ada Hawk-worth, 3518 Flemtns; Street.
Meats at Labour Hall at 8 p.m. on
first Thursday In month.
HOTBL ft RRSTAURART BltTLOTRRB
I>ocsl No. 28���President, J, Cummlngs;
Seeretary. Andy Graham, 441 Seymour
Street. Meets at 441 Seymour Street
first and third Wednesday at 3:30.
Second and fourth Wednesday nt 8:38.
LATRBRS, WOOD, WIU ft MBTAL.
Local No. 107���President. A. B. Flnly,
Secretary. A. P. Surges. 831 Flfty-
fAvereth Avenue Fast. Meets at 315
Holden Building. Vancouver, at 8 p.m.
on first and   third Fridays In month.
BAILWAT CARMTir. Lodfa We.
dent. T. Bona���err ills: Bsi letsry. B. 3.
Ssnaoaa. 5830 Sherbreeke St Meets 1st
snd Srd Fridays, is CetilNea Halt
14l
MAZLWAT TmatmatMM. I��cal No
PresMenl, C A. Mitchell: Seeretary.
D. A. Manro, 70 Seventh Avenue West.
Meeta at I.O.O.F Hall, Hamilton Street
at 7:30 p.m. on first Tuesday and 2:38
p.m.on third Tuesday.
ft Bft-I
���OCIATTOM���President C. F C. Cral*;
Secretd���'. Geo. Ormy. 1S3S First Are
Kast- Meets at. Eagles* Hall. Van���raver at 3:38 p.m. on first aad third
Sundays In month.
TBAMSTBBB. Loral No. SSS���President. W
M. Bro���a; Seeretary. Birt Showier OffWe
80S Labor Han. Meeta seeesd sad dearth
Wedneaday al 8 p m   Is Leber Halt.
lasTsW (IM���Business Agent
Town sand.     Meets   at  7
p.m.
Monday, at ISS Cordova Street West
No. 878���President. Prank
Secretary. T. 3. Hanafln. 2178
Avenue Weat. Vancouver. Meets at
441 Seymour Street, Vancouver, at *S#
p.m. on first Sunday In month.
STEAM   ft
Local     Na     820���President.
Wselman.     Meets at 31* 7
W. Vancouver, al 7:30 p.m. on
snd fourth Tuesdays In month.
XTHOORAFKBRB, Local No. 44--President, H. J. Rhodes; Secretary. H. Wal-
kor. 1008 Pendrell Street. Meeta at
Room 303, 313 Pender Street West, at
8 n.m. on third Wednesday In month.
LOCOMOTIVE -ROnrEERS. Brotherhood of. Division No. .1.1���President.
C. P. Boston; Secretary. H. A. B. Mac-
Ponald, 1222 Pendrlll St.. Vancouver.
M��eta at I.O.O.F. Hall en aeeond and
Fourth Tuesdays In each month at 8
P-m. . 	
ently ignored the i
ized labor for the
ckoed
all   the
at organ-1 boor.   A similar plant is well worth
of tbe building for Vancouver and vicinity.
lhe tmriftce.; 	
Tbe 87  school teachers of New
r who have resigned be-
far the wetlbeing of the in-: caose of unfair treatment are getting
ras purely up to the cose- tbe solid support of the citizen.   The
pony.   This being the cane, it wiD hi! school trustees have been asked by a
all probability be pointed oat by the rousing meeting of ratepayers to refer the defence, that the de-'jign bat refused.
icoald not be held ttapoasihtc 	
for an "act of God."   Whatever the I     With Mayor Gale and half a dozen
verdict,   organised   labor,   however. | aldermen and ex-aldermen in tbe race
1
it*   efforts  tor  the far the mayor's chair, the civic elec-
are likely to be almost as inter-
and   exciting  as  the recent
MINISTER  OF   LABOR j Federal.    Wonder how many alder-
abolition of
Of all the men best sated for the.men will be shipwrecked through the
-__t -r Mniat-aa- nf Ijalanr ia the new ��� Gale coming back?
pOSt  OX   jaj-BJSteX OX   LaOOr Xa US-  aasr���I     v��a���r a.vaaaaaaj_  a-^^aa .
cabinet, we doubt if there is anybody
tocnnoTtvr rrREansw ard k-
onrninnr, Locsl No. 838���Prealdent.
T. McRwen: Seeretarr. H. O. Campbell
744 Helmeken Street, -Vancouver.
Meets at I.O.O.F. Hall, on first and
third  Tbnrsdsys ef eseb  mdnth.
better than J. & Woodsworth. labor
frass
Uoyd 7-eorge is reported as taking
the initiative is having tbe British
exper-' Go���ernnvent wipe oat war indebted-
ieace in the labor -uiiiasial. work- ness owing it by other countries
ing for many years in the iiiltiists of amounting to over two billion pounds,
inunigraitts settlim. in Winnipeg. He This "s intended to finally culminate
was formerly a Methodist asinister. in tbe reduction of the German repar-
bot was compelled to ressga becaase. atieaa. aad depends greatly on France
Of his ptogussist viewsL lie herasse a,I>ecosRing a party to the scheme.
Isnisbiwiisn in Yantenter and as France has not shown much of a Good
one of the b��-_y haaded soae ef tatL j Sassaritan spirit daring the recent
gained Bsare cgperknte in the needs yean, bat will she rise to the ocea-
and aspuationa of the lalas.    His ssen?
cl-_(_ftftf *VMaW__- daring the Win-j SUBSCRIBE TODAY
Not that it lacha ability in leader
ship and enthusiasm of a caose. ft n
fairly well .-applied with both. What.
then, does it lack?   Cohesion! Unity! j
No one expotts the different
thoughts in the Labor movement to
affect an air of convivial fellowship.
A movement as large as ours is bound
to have diveigcat ideas. The fact
that we have them is n healthy
But because we do hold them
necessary for on to disrupt and defeat ourselves?
Why should there he two parties
.epreseqting Labor in an election? Nc
thinking person can give a sensible
explanation why.
Will not the worken look to the
Labor men in IHurii-aaent. isRW5~g_l
of their stripe, to itjacotnt their into press their claims on
arw_fl they first ask
-"Arc you a pink shaded Laborite. a
red-ripe Marxian or a
lit pc
we are doing right now we are doing
with our eyes open, laying down
terms for a number of years, and always providing that ultimately this
knowledge and the accumulation of
wealth wfll be used for all of Russia.''
If capitalism is brought back to
K���ia, it will.have to live under the
Soviet Government as labor lives under a capitalistic government.
Latest election returns show that
D. M. Kennedy, the Farmer-Labor
candidate- for West Edmonton has
been elected. He was-supported by
the Edson and Jasper locals of the
Labor Party and by the locals of the
. t United Mine Workers.
itl
volutionary of the Third International
brand.
When the "pinch" comes we onl
ask: "Are you with us?" Why can
not we not meet upon that basis now?
lorsbro:
I,ore1 No. 38-13���Secrets r--Tras-tirer.
B. Nixon: BSslsssi Agent, W. Barns. 1(3
Cordo-s Btresl West Masts at ISS Cer-
dora Street Weal, si S p.m. ea first sad
third Pridsya la month
Bayley:   Secretary,  A.     Blmle.     2828
Commercial   l)rl��e.   Meats at SIS P
der Street West at S p.m. oa aa
Monday In month.
���.WAT BTSS-
riVOTs_M OS* ftssaT-StOa. Amalgamat-
ed   AasocUtlon  of. Divtslan Na. IS1���
President.   R.   Idgby:   Secretary.   F   t_
Orlffln. 447 Math  Avenue Bast.  Vancouver.     Meats   A.O.F.    Hall.    Mount
Pleasant at 1S:1t am. on first   Msa
day   snd T p.m. en third Monday.
���ItlRB tlUTIBBB. Local 183���PraanV
dent. C. Dolman; Secreiary. F. Rum We.
188 Oothard Street Meets In Labor
Hall Vancouver at  8 p.m. first
.   day In month. ^	
I (C FJa. >F Ro. II
���Chairman.  W.   M.   Brlse;   8e-r��tary.
3.   Cunningham      Bog   4331.   Va
ver'. RC.
TELBPHOIIB    OPBBATORS    -
A.IJ8.E.W.   ���scratstT.   Mia.   t
Office Boom SSS Laher HaO. S3* I
ssovxaTsV rwrvam owamatoma. Local
No. 348���President W. MeCartn_r>
318 London Hulldlng: Secretary, O.w.
8axta_,/te London Building Masts
st tie London Building on first Sunday inmonthat 7:30 o.m.	
a-A-tTT-r��AWC--OP-WAT
ft RAILWAT
Local No. 187���President. A. Osborns
Secretary, A. D. McDonald, 881 Pender Street West. Vancouver. Meats
at 8 n.m. on third Thursday In month.
B_t*3_ti9~Mst Tosal IM ��� President.
Leo. George: Secretary, 3. O. Keefe:
Business Aient, P. Bengough: Office
319 Pender Street West. Meets st 318
Pender Street West at 8.88 p.m. on
aecond and fourth Thursday
' tralOM, Loeal No 178���Proel-
dent. R. A. Lawaon. 18ft Ssyssosr
Street: Seeratary C. Mcfonsld. p. O
Box 183. Masts at 3IS Pender SWost
Wsst. at I p-m. on flrat Monday la
month.
. Local 338��� President
C. H. Collier;
Agent,
bor Hall.    Meets laat  Sunday la
month at 1 p.m.
.  Secretary and Business
R. N. Neelands: OtYica 314 la-
ATSMCAI,
���Local 118���President W. 3. Park;
retary. O. W. Allln: Business
Meets at 388 London Building at  3 38
am. on seeond Friday In month.
MtrSZCXAMS, Local No. 141���Prealdent.
Bowrer; Secretary A JamIceon. 381
London Building. Meets at Moose
HalL Homer Street. St 10 a.m. on
second Sunday In m
JBHsjECTM JBDROMP vtnotTov
B. C.���President. Hart Canlln: ^Secre-
tary, W. Donaldson. 101 Main St.. meet
at 7 p.m. first and third Wednesday.
r_
DON'T  PATRONIZE LIST
Have your NEXT SUIT
made bv���
Perry. & Dolk
TAILORS
Room 33. 18 Hastrnge St. W.
Next to Pantagea
The following placet are run under
non-union conditions and are therefore
unfair to organized labor.
Stettler Cgar Factory, making Van Loo
and Van Dyke Cigars.
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 Chilliwack Electric Co., Ltd,
Provincial Unions
VICTOaU-���Prealdent C. Slsvsrta. 1738
Den man Street; Secretary B. Woodward. 13*8 Carltn Street. Meets at $
pm. on first and third Wednesday*
In month at Trades Hall. Brand Street.
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PAGE THREE
'.'. "Ill I I I'aeroplane carrying two tons of the I
g ��� liquid could kill every man within a
P| space of seven miles long and a hun-j
j dred feet wide.
After all  the American  proposals
"LAID OFF"
Two Short Words, Bridging tbe Golf Between B j
COMFORT aad POVERTY
Have youghrotected yourself and your family against such
an emergen*S/with a SAVINGS ACCOUNT���the most valuable
Asset a roan can have for tbe "RAINY DAY."
WTSTRONGLY RECOMMEND you to start such an account
AT ONCE, at one of our City Branches.
HASTINGS AND SEYMOUR Geo. S. Harris-*, Manager.
Cordova 4 Abbott        Maia A 25th A-e Main a. Broadway
Where   You   Will   Rccei-e    Prompt   aad   Courteous    Attention
Union Bank of Canada  1
P.S.-��-If you are living in a community not provided with
Banking facilities, address us by mail, and we will be glad to
guide you in respect to "Banking by Mail."
m:K
URGED
TO FORM UNIONS
I'are adopted it would appear that an'��� .   	
j enormous fighting -machine might still Ma-jqui   Minister   of   Edncation
Le maintained and that with all the j Institutes Good Policy
limitation that has been proposed war j j_ Schools.
] could still be more deadly than ever. ���
There is only one way in which      MEXICO CITY���Jose Vasconselos,
disa-mament  can  ever  be  attained.. Minister of Education in the Mexican
and  that is by the workers of thej cabinet, was at on* time a member
nations of the worid banding together: ot *-��* Teachers* Union of San Diego.
in a determination to stop all war.   !t | C*L     An   ardent   propagandist   for j
ia the common people who suffer from;''herty; an  active supporter ot the
war  and  the  common  people  alone' present revolutionary government of
fg j can  stop future bloodshed.    If the Mexico, Vasconselos has held to tbe
j fighting in future were left to those! doctrine that the *eal work of educa-
�� | who gain from war there would be tion depends upon the strength and
no need of further disarmament con-  efficiency of organization.   His policy
ferences���Alberta Labor News.
WHAT OTHERS SAY
In those columns there will I** printed every week the
leading editorials from other netvxpapersand magazines
HEROES AND LANDLORDS
MERCHANTS AND LABOR
UNIONS
[ The non-union worker Would be still
_._,-. . ..   . ._.   . .     ! sides hot air for fighting for their
< worse off if it were not that the labor! _. __ .,
country.    The poster said
j as   Minister   of   Education   is   built,'
| around that theory.
Under his direction all of the teach-J
: era in the Mexican schools are being ���
���, ..     . .       . . _>_��� Purged   to   organize   t hem selves   into
Clynes, the labor leader and Bn- -���___��   ,-     .   _��.        -V   .   .  j
. . . _,'���__..' unions.   This pohev has been adopted;j
tish    member   of    Parliament, saw , .. *~    -. ,   ���
posted on the walls of London th^ ^��^ot keeopmg up the motni.
forcible   reminder  that   tbe   English!0' **��jf**��* *��* f.nd -*** *
, .. ...      .     . rounigeoas and self-reliant. -*t��
workers are expecting something be- . |,
IIIMIII-WHIHIIIIirff
Buy Union-Made Goods
<&
The person who demands the Label wields more
influent ����� than the man or woman who strikes.
There is no Substitute for the Union Label
! Unions were the means of his getting
Fifty or more years ago the mer-' more money���when union scales in-
chant waa a hard-working, plain-liv- crease, tbe non-union worker can get
ing individual, his necessities govern- a little more money, can creep a little
ed by his business, his stock of goods closer to the union
by the demand of his trade. something which he did not help to
In those days wage-workers were acquire.
Trad. Uaaoa Libraries"1"
The Department of Education has
The Landlords of England are chas- [ organized a series of libraries with
ing their foxes, ;' 100, 300, 500 and 1,000 volumes. Any
The "heroes" of Englanld are sbak- j trade union that will appoint a librar- -
.        . ing their boxes; ian and make itself responsible for!
e���gettingJThe landlords of England draw mil-!tbe care of tbe books receives a ti-|
lions in rents, hrary. the size of which is determined
earning small wages for an extremely j It is seldom you see a union work-
long work-day; their demands were er begging; he ia too proud, too self-
limited by a small pay envelope; respecting, to do so. The union
their amusement practically limited to; worker Uvea from 10 to 50 per cent
conversation; seldom discarding his better than tbe non-union worker,
overalls, except to attend a funeral. The union worker ia tbe merchant's
marriage or church, when he wore one best friend.���Labor Clarion.
his tri-yearly Sunday best.
The "heroes" of England are begging by Ha membership and the
for cents. mands of ita constituency.   The union
They   fought   for   "their   country"; i headquarters thus becomes n free li-.
��� though none may regret it. ��� hrary centre  for the  members and
The question remains, "Why the hell \ friends of that union.
don't they get it?"
The demands of the wage-workers,
who constituted the great majority of
consumers,* limited the turn-over and
profits to  the merchant,  hence  the
Uaa-ssssty Traasfsa-ssl        I *
The university itself is being transformed.    In addition to its standard
j Yes. why don't they? Twas the
i same story when the Boer and Cri-
! mean wars were fought.    The Eng-j
lish are as forgetful as the Americ- I <**?��* ���������-������*-*��*��� d*P*-tinent of deans���Milwaukee Leader. j mnffteaxma^e has been installed and
within a month a member of the In- -
_ __   ��� ��._-_s_w   _Ya���   ___���_-���_���i~������ * t____tional Association of Machinists |
status of the merchant was little, if: you don't leave them more than one ��WJSIUJ  MOT   PRESIDENT j.^, bren appointed professor of elec-
any,  better than  the  wage-worker.; gun apiece." OF   SEAFARERS'   UNION '
Long hours and small income was the j    This is tbe satirical comment of the 	
rule. ' < humorist on the Daily Herald  (Lon
DISARMAMENT
Masked  Hold-up  Man   (to pal):
You search  them.  Bill and  be sure'
t rical. auto and machine shop prac-
' lice.'   His work is to provide practical
_ ... ...        An   Open   Letter"   used   by   the
With the rise of the labor unions;don. Eng.)  on the disarmament dis-: Co,wervati��. party during the recent
came   better  wages   and   a  shorter j cussion in Washington, and when one, eIection8 ������ _,-, c*ty, which ���     ^
work-day.    This was followed by an j considers  the proposition  from  the lifdled  in  ��Tfce  Vancouver  Election
early-closing movement of the mer-jangle of the Daily Herald the satire Speci_...   Md    .jgned    by    "Owen I training in this
chants.   Higher wsges created a big- j ia well-deserved.    Moat people are 0wen^��� and ��� p|n|r|^ iMertw, ^
get demand for necessities and so- prepared to admit that they were sur- ^ effect t||at ..���_.  Qwam ^
called   luxuries.     The   profits  were I prised at the sweeping nature of the dent    _f   tf|e   Federated    Seafarer'
greater   and   his   variety   of   stock! disarmament proposals of Seerefary Union" came up for discussion at the
greatly extended. ,By rapid disposal Hughes and that great good would be -^.fc- meetinK of tte Union  Iagt
of his own stock he now hss quantity, accomplished  if the  proposals were Wednesday and Mr Owens waa asked
quality and variety; and above all, adopted in their entirety by all the to __fute the ,utement that he was
some leisure to enjoy life.    The la-��nations effected. Bat after all it must ��� w ^ pretideilt of ^ mion     Tht
bor unions have raised the standard be admitted that if the whole pro-;!_,���_. New, hm bew| ^^ ^     .
of living of all layera of society, the gramme presented to the conference ,jsh y^ blowing rtatement-
merchant being no exception to the were adopted  there  would  still  be      mq  Qwens wishes to state that he
���le- "��*.to  ����  dMi^-.    -��-"��-������ i. not president of the Federated Sea-
sfaould mean total disarmament *M,fmnn, Union of Britifjh CoIumb^ ���
tbe absolute abolition of mQitarnun. ( WM ^^ during the election.
(Signed)    "O. OWENS."
training for engineering students 41' f
What, then, does a strong labor
movement mean, to the merchant?
Just this: It meana that the wage-
worker has enough to spend for the
necessaries and some of the luxuries
of life; a $25 suit instead of a $10
one; a $S hat instead of a fifty-cent
one; better furniture at home, with
other comforts; good seats at
theatres, with a little saved against
future debt accumulation.
A poorly paid non-union worker ia
brother to a pauper; that is, he is a
poor customer at best even if he
can remain honest and pay his debts.
WOMAN'S PLACE
According to recent press dispatch- j
es an   armored  aeroplane  equipped
with thirty machine guns, capable of i
firing three thousand shots per sec-;
ond, haa recently flown  from New; , ~
York to Wasbington. at a apeed of,. ^^"j?86^ ^ ^t aho mM date
K0 mile, per hour. An impossible JT4 ,t? ^e h- pmven benetf a
target bearing death in ita wings. **�� ~P'"e _f wondron�� ��"--bfl*-
The U. S. Chemical Service claim to j U~ *-mI ��*������fo^
have discovered a new liquid poison ^��� �� ���ref��.ng mother general^
a. deadly that three drops on the skin i eU*t,��'* to ?*��? ,onr ��--��-*�������- l*-
_ il. kill a man. Captain Brndner. the I f0**"4 "f "^ "������? *% ���"-*"***���
chief of the department,  says o��ef<,r c*nM consideration, t
Never, in all history, waa the need
greater for the hearty co-operation of
men and women in public affairs.
The splendid work women are do-
TN these days Goodenough falls jj-^-^T'Ear^
JL m ksr 4.U.-.  -.--.wi-s-.-Jar- *WmaM clearly  that  she   is
by the wayside
and Dothebest
is first at'the tape.
ready in the university, and to give
couross for workers who may care to',
come  to  tbe   university   for  special
ENGLISH EXPORTER^IS
AT HIS OUT GAME
	
The management of the Alsace-
Lorraine railways recently reanjred
4 boring machines. Formerly these
machines were always delivered by a
certain Gentian finn*which enjoys a
world-wide reputation for this kind-]
of -machinery. On this occasion also
the machir.es were offered at 60.000 ���
franca each by tbe same German firm.
The directSfcs of the company, however, would nave nothing to do with
the "boschea" and ao decided that the
order should be placed either in
France or in one of the allied countries. Eventually the offer of
English fins was accepted, the price
quoted being 200.000 francs for each
machine. ,-,ft'
When the machines were delivered,
however, it was round  that  underneath  the  neat plates  bearing the
name of the English fiisj^yaj the
i name of the Gennan manufacturers.
I TI'C English firm, had delivered the
-German  machinery  at  a  handsome
profit.
X
n
BUILD FOR THE
FUTURE
ADVERTISE IN
THE BC.
LABOR NEWS
Yaa
��*t tired of tk.
foal
of tha
call ��...     W��
lo
Satisfaction
indicates   very
needed   in  the
councils of the nation.
There is a certain "clean sweep" in
her judgment which is badly needed j
at the present time.
I wonder if the tariff and unemployment problems concern the men
any More than the women. Clothing
and "food supplies affecting the running of the home directly���are they
not deeply interested in these matters?
\
lWACHINIST ELECTED
MAYOR OF MARIO
to OS
We may have some profitable
suggestions on the very job
you have in mind.
conditions and many, nuuny other
things of which I have not the time
to write, bat more anon.
Let tn have more women studying
these problems���using their brains for
the happiness and prosperity of the
George Xeely.-new mayor ot
ion, Ohio, President Harding's home
town, is a member of the Interna-
of Machinists. The
When the Erie
transferred ita shops at Marion to a dummy corporation. f<
its organized workers into the Streets
._. . and fthen built a baibwire fence about,
Also school legnualtion and sanitary IS"0**-"* ��>nraniied labor decided, that f
" 'it Was time to get into politics and it'
-R-L
did.
���
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ND
Have the
Union
Label
on   your
Printing
It costs you
nothing.
I
call���SEYMOUR    7495��� fross
woahl bo one of the i
ta
PRINTING ar ADVERTISING with ...
TckplMt SnjMat 7485
THE UNION PRINTING CO.
Labor HaU
"More Than Printers^
319 P��*W Street West
BREAK UP BIRTH
CONTROL MEETING
.- i
*
Xew York City police, at the insti-
gation of Archbishop Patrick J.
Hayes, of the Catholic Diocese of
New York, prevented a meeting of the |
First American Birth Control Conference at Town Hall on November 13.
The archbishop's secretary, Mgr. Din-
een. accompanied Captain Donohne
in the raid. Mrs. Margaret Sanger.
one of tbe speakers, and Mary Win-
sor. aiieated on a disorderly conduo^4^OB
charge, ~ere discharged the next
morning.
NEW ZEALA
V     BIB JUILROAD PROFIT
New Zealand owns and operates ita
own railroad system, hence the rail-
run  for service  to the
The laat annual statesstsf
that   the   govern men t-owned
railroads of New ISealand made a net
profit of more than $8,000,000 las*
aitfi
ICAOO PACKING HOUSE
Lenin's statement in reference to
his compromise on the new economic
policy is characteristic of ita author
ia ita blunt tmlhfuhiras and ita refusal to blink unpleasant facts.
'if."
CHICAGO���A   general   strike   of
75,000 packing bouse employees haa
been called last Monday hy the eight
international unions involved, to resist wage reductions and the "open
shop" declarations of the "Big Fire"
packers.
The unions' statement declared "all
attempts to negotiate a fair adjust-
on leas than J200.000.000 in- jJ-Bnt ���* **** ''��*������ ��^ ��-Wtr��tion had
Wasted.   The toads earned more thai^��^^ l��f^^ *^ P^^��^ ^
$9,000 a mile.
Definite decision to organise the
Manitoba section of the Canadian
Labor Party along lines followed by
Ontario Labor, was reached with
practical unanimity by the convenor working class organisation
delegates held at Scott Memorial
hall. There were 47 organisations
represented, including all phases of
ope-rative society and the Labor poli-
The defence fund assessment of
the International Typographical
Union has been reduced to seven
per cent, indicating the progress
that is being made in the demand
for the  .4-hour., week.
left
and that no other course waa
to the unions.
H. J. Titus, who took over the
seven Chauncey Wright restaurants
in Seattle several years ago has been
compelled to sell out six of them to
ether parties because of bis "open
policy started a few months
Seeds
Bulbs
"The Best Procurable"
FJUANT         m i
RITCHIE'S [
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b.c. Barber Supply and
SUNMUEUTD.        Special^ln
64 Hasting-St. fl|[javin^
W��,{
ipplies
Four   aldermanic   candidates   and
two for public school trustees hare!
placed in the field by the Edmon-
of tbe Dominion Labor!
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SHOES �������"���" Ltd
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PAGE FOUR
THE BRITISH COLUMBIA LABOR NEWS
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;
A-
Hoover
for Xmas
is sure to
please
$8.25 is all you require to buy her a Hoover, the balance you
can pay in easy payments of $6.00 monthly.
The Hoover carries with it the true Xmas spirit���it reduces
the work of the housekeeper fully one-half���it saves her energy
���her time and her carpets. Incidentally it puts her on the
same plane with her neighbors using the Hoover.
Tha Hoover is lb. only auction a weeper that boats as it
aweepa as it cleana.
It is aimple to operate aad tboroagb ia its work.
See it demonstrated on the main floor, and you'll be convinced that it is the most practical gift possible for a
housekeeper.
amUMmW '
Old Parties
Swap Policies
Answers To
Questionairs
Will Soon Have to Fight on Same Successful Candidates' Views on
Platform Against Farmer
Labor.
John \V.  Bruce, president of the
Canadian Labor Party, speaking at a
Legislation Asked by
Congress.
Followinlg   are   the   answers   to
questionaires sent out - to candidates
COOPERATION
Patronize Our Advertisers and Tell Them Why
meeting in Toronto, said that there j in the recent Federal elections in
' is n_ vital difference between the; greater Vancouver, by the Trades
Conservative and the Liberal party, j and Labor Council on behalf of the
In order to fain power the Tories; Dominion Trades and Labor Con-
, wou.d throw overboard protection I gress. These replies are from the
and i.iopt Free Trade; and the lab j successful candidates and have been
erals. in order to gain office, would forwarded to the congress at Ottawa,
adopt, protection.    Thb evident fact
is   proved  by  the  speeches  of  Mr.
K<ng, who preaches free trade in one
J. W. Clark could not find time
to answer the questions but promised
"to work fairly in the interests of
ptrt of the country and advocates [ **hor.
protection in another. Mr. Bruce' L*��^- J* *-*<!*����� favored all ques-
_aid there was no great difference j tions **���. the exception of No. 7.
hetwoen the old line parties, and hei de*-inS with *���-*>���-*-���<-��- ��* &* Sen**-*
ji*ophes,ed that the time was not far j He ��*��-"-���-��� Senate reform which
-iistanf when both Tory and Liberal i would make the Senate mare direct,y
would be sleeping in the same bed. I "-sponsible to the people.
H.   H.  Stevens  favored  all   ques-
SsfsausJi 221���Day or Night
NUNN _ THOMSON
FUNERAL DIRECTORS AND
BMBALMERS
531   Homer Street
r
We Out b I  Ao  Faa.iljr
THEANERICAN
[
HONEST
SHOES
BBS Boot Shop
541 GRANVIELE STREET
H��� HAJ STORE
WHITE
Largeat Eaclasi���a Hatters ia B. C
COR. HASTINGS AND ABBOTT
TOWNLEY & WARD
GRAMOPHONES. PIANOS. ETC.
443 HASTINGS STREET WEST
This had happened in Australia, with
the  rising strength  of the  workers'
tions with  the .exception  of No.
a,
-  i--�����_ ! taking the tariff out of the politicalj
party, and would happen in C ana ia **    __ r
He  feared  it could not be;
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JUNIOR LABOR LEAUGE
'    C'MON YOU H1GHSTEPPERS
On Thursday, December 29, one of
the best dances of the season will
start at 9 p.m. in tbe Cotillion Hall,
when the Junior Labor League and
Spartacan Football Club hold their
joint dance. Whist will commence at
8:15 and good prises will be offered.
A feature of the dance will be the
prise waits. Tickets can be obtained
from members of either club or at
the office of this paper. The young
folks are looking forward to having
a big turnout for.this event as they
should have the support of the entire
labor movement of the city. While
several dances have been held by
them for other funds this will be the
first time they have asked support for
their own work. Get out with the
young folks and go in a crowd!
The monthly social of the J. L. L.
will be held tonight at 3343 Windsor
Street, half-block north of Kingsway,
at 8 p.m. All young people welcome.
The business meeting next week will
be held at 8 p.m. in the F.L.P. Hall.
Committee conveners for 1922 will
be elected at this meeting. It is important that, there be a good attendance.
The social committee announces
that arrangements for the social in
the F. L. P. Hall, 148 Cordova West
on Christmas Eve, December 24th,
are about completed, and a good time
ia assured for everyone���from the
youngest up.
The Spartacans defeated Beacons-
field last Saturday, 3 to 1, in the first
round of the Native Sons' cup tie.
Owing to a protest the game will be
replayed at Laura Secord School,
corner Semlin Drive and Broadway at
2:30 p.m. tomorrow.
SMOKING  CONCERT
THOROUGHLY ENJOYED
The smoking concert held under
the auspices of the Label Trades in
the Cotillion Hall last. Friday, was
enjoyed by all those present. Smokes
and refreshments were psssed around
during the concert which included
the following programme, started off
by Bro. Wheatcroft with a song in
which everybody joined: A. Griffin,
spoon and bone solo; L. Burnell,
Scotch comedy song; Ted Mitten,
song; Thomas Bowyer, card tricks';
Barney Salmon, song; Harry Bowron,
song; W. Edmonds, cello solo; W. A.
Thomas, banjo solo; T. Rennie. mono
logue; Mr. Lewis, song; Mr. Black-
man, song; Mr. C. Yates, song; Mr.
York, song; Mr. Van Hook, stories.
W. J. Bartlett acted as chairman and
gave a very interesting little speech
on the value and service rendered the
trades union movement by card, label
and button boosters.
PARIS.���The National Council of
the French Miners' Federation has
passed ��a resolution requesting the
committee of the Miners* International to take steps toward the creation
of an international clearing house for
raw materials, and especially for the
exchange of coal, in order to restore
the industries of the worid to their
pre-war condition, and combat the
evil of, the unequal exchanges.
If a gesture of warning to the various governments does not achieve the
creation of such an international body
for the exchange of raw materials,
general action of a more definite character ia suggested. The French
miners insist on the importance of
this step in the workers' campaign
Jiat disarmament and against war.
/
SECEDcIRS WOULD
ACCEPT ANY AWARD
RAILROAD CRAFTS
DEMAND  INCREASE
1 WASHINGTON, Nov. ��� All shop
craft locals in the railroad industry
have been instructed by the international officers of the craft unions
to present to the railroad companies
a request for an increase in wages,
and a request that an early conference upon this demand be held, Vice-
President Anderson, of the International Association of Machinists, announced here.
This demand for wage increase is
tbe counter-stroke to the demand of
the companies upon the unions for
a reduction of 10 per cent. In the
wages paid in the shops.
"Alien you advertise in    the    News
there is no waste circulation.
TORONTO���Despite the noisiness
of the so-called Independent Street
Railway organization, it has been
definitely established that out of the
3,150 street railway workers here, not
more thsn 100 have joined the secessionist movement. /
The old agreement between tbe
International Association and the
Commission does not expire until
March 31, and no suggestion aa to
negotiation has yet been made. In
spite of this, so urgently does this
"Independent'.' organization seeke recognition, it has voluntarily offered
to "ACCEPT ANY/AWARD A CONCILIATION BOARD MIGHT BRING
IN." Imagine, four months before
they know what conditions will be, or
who will comprise- the board, they
offer to sell their rights for the sake
of recogniti
FOR THOUGHT
"Wo7 say frankly that if we we
were /wage earners we would be
Unionists, and aS Unionists we would
feel, the keen responsibility of giving
the same attention to our Trade
Union duties as to our Civic duties."
The above quotation is taken from
tbe report of Commissioners Wein-
stock, Aishton aad Ballard, appointed by President Harding to represent
the employers of labor on the United
States Industrial Relations Commi-
sion.
i:fac-r December G, T921, when Farm i
er and Labor will have so many representatives in the  House of Commons that the Liberals and Conserva-
a
tives may be forced to unite to fight
the workers' representatives.
The Grain Growers' Guide exposes
Meighen's camouflage and says "that
tre motives operating behind the introduction of Sir John A. Maclonald's
!R78 National Policy were in reality
f.\r from pure and elevated, as Mr.
Meighen would like to make out. Sir
John was no protectionist; he became
one because he was first and last a
politician who had to take a course
opposite to that of his political opponents.
"In a speech in 1893, D'Alton McCarthy, for many years the active
supporter of Sir John A. Macdonald,
had the following to say about this
episode:
" 'If Mr. Mackenzie had adopted a
protective policy we would have been
free traders. I am willing to make
this confession that if Mr. Mackenzie
had been a protecitonist there would
have been nothing left for us but to
be free traders.' "���Citizen.
arena.
taken out of the realm of politics.)
' No. G, taxation ,of land wafe mani-'
: festly in.po_*ible at the present time. ]
No. 7, not in favor of the abolition '
| of the Senate.    Xo. 9, not in favor
��� of Proportional Representation.    No.
10,  not in  favor of National unem-
. ployment insurance, nor state insur- j
j-ance for sickness and disability.      .   ���
J.N.HARVEY
Good Clothiag ���������*���'     Hastings
Hats   sad   Men*,      Jl^Srr" c.
Faraiduat. ���M Y'��- St
ARNOLD & QDIGLEY
Traals ia
Oar   Upstairs   Clothes
Shop    aad     Save     Year     Dollars
540 GRANVILLE STREET
Paddock Boot
*-������       989 GRANVILLE    SllOD
Ndsoa    St
SHOES   Forth. Whtd.
Family
���"Say il stt Flowers'���
BROWN BROS. _ CO.
FLORISTS AND NURSERYMEN
t- E. B*jr. CSS * 672
728 Qraua-tUs St. Say. 9513
LABOR FORCES SPY-
HUNTER TO RESIGN
FRENCH MINERS DEMAND
WORLD CLEARING HOUSE
LONDON.���Labor members of the
House of Commons have brought
about the resignation of Sir Basil
Thompson, chief of Great Britain's
secret service, because of his badgering of Labor union and Labor leaders and his harsh tactics against Labor in general under the guise of
vigilance against "sedition."
Sir Basil has never made any bones
of the fact that he does not like trade
unions or trade unionists, and as long
as the war was on his services were
countenanced by the government.
Now Labor is making its voice heard
in the land, and Sir Basil had to go.
ALTOONA WORKERS WIN
TN CITY ELECTION
Center _ Hanna, Ltd.
FUNERAL DIRECTORS AND
EMBALMERS
Prit.lr Ambulance Service
1049 GEORGIA ST.      SEY. 2425
Rankin _ Cherriu
EVERYTHING ELECT8ICAL
55 HASTINGS STREET WEST
7600
Ben Petch
MENS    HATS    AND
FURNISHINGS
Cor. Smithe aad G-.av.Ue Streets
SALSBURVS
HARDWARE   MERCHANTS
Canary   nird.   Foultrjr. asd   Bog
132 HASTINGS STREET WEST
GoldbloonrS J__ gootery^
THE THIRD INTERNATIONAL
There are about 20,000 rail workers residing in Altoona.  Pa., where
are located the principal shops of the
Pennsylvania railroad.   That corporation has been badly treating its work-
ers and they took it out on the company's political friends in the munici- ������
pal     election,     recently     held,     by
ticket and capturing control of the
city.   Business men and corporations
lined up on one side and the workers
on the other, and the workers came
out   several   hundred   votes   ahead,'
electing Samuel C. Taylor, a shopman.
and W. C. Myton as city commission-.
era, giving them, with a labor mayor j
elected last year, a majority of. the
city commission.    The workers also
elected Joseph Cherry, a street car1
conductoR aa sheriff, defeating Grant
McCleilan, a big lumberman.
E.cluai��e
Ladies* Ready-to-Wear
651 GRANVILLE STREET
s and CWcis
FvHaarroly
Ml GRANVILLE STREET
The   International  Association   of
Machinists are planning to raise a
huge strike fund to be used in the'
event of a possible strike of the shop
crafts on the railroads
SOUTH VANCOUVER SOCIAL
Ulster seems determined to isolate,
herself from the rest of Ireland in
spite of the long drawn out fight in j
which ao many lives were sacrificed.;
If England is willing to grant reason-
able terms of peace, Ulster ought to
be willing to abide by the decision.
A Whist Drive and Dance will be
held at Fraser HalL 48th Avenue and
Fraser Street, on Wedneaday, December 21st. under the auspices of the
Co-operative Women's Guild. Whist
from 8 to 10. Dancing from 10 to
12.    Good orchestra.
During the recent election, Tom
Richardson, Labor candidate for Vancouver South, was credited by the
daily press with favoring the "Third
International" and the Labor News
used this statement in condemning
him for allegedly using this in the
campaign. Tom Richardson calls our
attention to the fact that he has always opposed the "Third Interna-,1
tional" as a movement tending to disrupt the solidarity of the workers..
Workers Elect Mayor
Organised and other workers of
Somerset, Ky., went to tbe polls in
sufficient numbers at the recent election to put over their candidate for
mayor, W. Not-fleet, by a majority of ���
156. Tbe successful candidate is a
member of the Brotherhood of Railway Carmen. Mayor-elect Norfleet
will be backed up by a sympathetic
council. Business men and employe���i
put all their power into the campaign against the worker.-
PARTS.���The French Government's
scheme to create a body of professional soldiers to serve as a backbone for
a conscripted army was filed with the
army commission' of the Chamber of
Deputies recently.
NEW YORK���The Democratic and
Republican members of the Board of
Aldermen unanimously went on record last week against a resolution
introduced by Socialist Alderman Ed-
ward F. Cassidy to have the police!
withdrawn, from the strikebreaking;
milk wagons.
The bulk of Russian trade during'
the first half of this year has gone to
Great Britain. The United States is.
third while Germany is second. Thesv
are the conclusions of an article on
Russian trade published in the October Commerce Report of the Bureau
of Foreign and Domestic Commerce
the United States Department of
tree.
Dost forget that the Labor News
ia da your priating jobs.
LONDON ��� Uniting Left Wing
Communist elements of all countries
into a fourth, or Communist Labor
international, is the task set itself by
a group of anti-parliamentary Communists, headed by E. Sylvia Pank-
hurst, editor of the Workers' Dreadnought, who has just been expelled
by the Communist party.
NEW YORK���Approximately 11,
000 strikers have returned to work in!
S50 shops which have settled with the I
Cloak Makers' Union, retaining all!
former   standards   and    conditions,)
after it bad been made certain that j
none of these firms wfll make work'
for the shops on strike.   Among those
who settled is thefirm of R. Sadowsky,
the biggest cloak manufacturing firm
in the country.    The strike became
effective on November 14. as the manufacturers attempted to put into effect the piecework system, 49-hour
week and wage reductions. ,
While the majority report of the
B. C. Electric conciliation board favors a 10 per cent general reduction
in tbe wages of tbe 2200 employees.
R. P. Pettipiece, conciliator for the
men, contends in a minority report
that a five per cent reduction would
be ample at this time. Of course tbe
company agrees with the majority report and will reduce the wages below
those now being received in Toronto
and all street car systepts in and west
of Winnipeg.
Now   Westminster
The New Westminster Co-operative
Society held a good whist drive and
dance lasta$aturday evening in their
hall over the store. The winners of
the whist prises were: Ladies' first,
Mrs. Hustler Thomas; consolation,
Winnie Thomas; gents' first, Mr. England; consolation, Stanley Barnard.
Refreshments were prepared and
served by* Mrs. Hatfield, Miss Ryan
and Mrs. Barnard.
Build a bigger and better, business by
employing UNION men, and advertising in Thc News. .
Robson Dairy
THE  HOME OF NEW LAID
EGGS
Present  this ad.  aad WW  will
allow yoa S cents off aay doi-
oa oggs ia tha store.
Only  oae
1124 ROBSON STREET
i
The Bulgarian Social Democratic
Labor party, at ita recent convention,
showed a membership of'20,000, having doubled within a year. This party
ia closely linked with the Confederation of Labor, in which 25,000 hand
and brain workers are organized, and
with a strong co-operative movement
with over 50.000 members.
In parliamentary papers published
in England, it is stated that the number of missing British officers and
men who took part in tbe war and
are still unaccounted for, is approximately 93,8oo.
Why not become a constant reader
of the Labor News? Send us your
subscription today. One year $1.50.
Six months 75c
PA INT1NG, P APERH A NGING aad
KALSOMINING dene by experienced
union workman. Estimates given.
Phone Fairmont 3534R.
Union Label Trades Monthly
Whist Driveand Dance
METAL TRADES
Friday, Junuary 27, 8 p.m.
Cotillion Hall
Wbist Drive S to 10 Dancing 9 to 12   *
Tickets:   Gents' 50c; Ladies' 25c
HALLS TO RENT
IN THE LABOR HALL
I sssall: good ���iriw-iii.'saj, oaay rant.    Rataa I
br day. weak ar sn.nl._-, aa sn.liia.Tia to:
r. R. BENGOUGH. Secsetasy.
��� LABOR HALL 31* PENDER STREET W.
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