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III. No. 5.
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**%�����* m_m. ^r>ej_a^x_yhsaa%aai      I    Railway, aa proved by the finding, of
a commission that  investigated the
matter in 1817; , ell^.'Tfr'la^u*
Therefore. Be   It Resolved   That
the secretary communicate with the
Minister of Labor requesting
move In the matter and have j*
er system of inspection li��-a��ama��*aiiV
���   i! at)   . . :���
The regular meeting of tho Trade,    ganlser here shortly when it In ex- along the entire line of .
and Labor Council waa held in Labor     ported greater activity   will be dls- Also that each camp have a pi
Hall, April If^ 1108. Vice-president     played amongst their member.. served for the sick or injured
Pettipiece In the chair.
Del. Payne of the Builders* Labor-     from the  bunkhoua. or
The following credentiaia    were    er.' Union moved    the 'following,     pending a patlent'a rea*ef��l^||>e      ,J
presented and the delegate, obligated : Structural Building Trade. Alliance, J. J. Corcoran and. Ju.
Duncanson;       Electrical      Worker.,
which waa carried unanimously: hospital.    Further, that com
"Whereas   this  Council  deems  it or government provide a pro
advisable that steps should at once bulance eonveyanee or stretcher
be taken to protect the health and ice along the Hue between hoapt
Alex. Prlngle; Theatrical Stage Km-     lives of those meh who will he em-        Del. Payne of the Builders'
STEWART,   Prop.
a.      a.
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340 and 1044.
lilU^i     LiL*.
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pioyees, A. N. Harrington and Thos.
Percy. ._.:���.',   -
A letter from Dr. Fagan re the dla-
misal of a man named McCombie.
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ft faxx r.i. {    -JCf-<�� ,-ri
ife 4 ***asle,    Phone 1174V
Decorators of
tlonal Alliance of
atom have completed
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.e 1.)
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ployed on the construction work of    err. moved the following resolu
the Grand1 Trunk Pacific now about    which were carried:
to commence In this province, to the       "That a special commit
end that we will not have a recur-    be appointed to assist the
renee of the horrors, the unsanitary    tion Committee to organise
The following accounts were or-     conditions and careless, aye, brutal,    ��us  unions Into federated
dered paid:   Electric light, $16.84;     inhuman treatment and indifference    or councils, such as printing,
Secretary, $20;  rades  nionlst, _ $3;     tot the gi^ ^ injured on the con-
Cascade Woodyard, $7.60; Macdon-    structlon of the Crow's   Neat
aid. Marpole & Co., $2.75; White A
Blndon, $2.40; Thomson "Stationery
Co., $4; Flett, $2.59; John Stranks,
$1. Mr:?*
The Secretary reported haying an
Interview with Dr. Munro, immigration officer at this port, in reference
to some twenty-live Greeks that Were
recently turned back on the Iroquois.
They were subsequently landed at
Bellingham and came through to
Cloverdale by> the Great < Northern.
Dr. Munro said they were out of hi.
jurisdiction but he had nptided Ottawa, which had had the effect of
inepectors appointed along
undary line, -k^-'4
..mmlttee appointed to assist
the Cooks and Walters' Union re-
POfted proa^aa^^^ fi,
ft-, '---1
1  YfM%*
��� fa'
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Osr   Hatllags   aaal
gaiaaiaiiaiacai iaa��e��ai
Macdonald Bakery am
Bakery had recen
by non-union lal
The Typo, reported as to
res. of their Label Cam;
Theatrical  Employees
that every theatre in the city
- -   Electrical Worker, expect an or-
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i .ii     ia���aaeefeaaawi.   .
Our aim la to | carry a .tock of
all kinds of good Dry Good., Women'. Ready-to-Wear Garments, Millinery, Men's Furnishing, and
House FurnlahIng��tto 4mit the labor-
ing aadft?*.: 4   :yc-  te^w' w* oi
We realise that through the
medium of fair prices and heat goods
our business haa been established���
and that will  be our policy to the
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HahuingsSt Vancouver, B. C
When Patronizing Our Advertizers Don't Forget to Mention the Trades Unionist. ' ���'���������>'���'.'������:;
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ftoceetfags of Vancouver *v
a aeaaalaaaa  iaaaal I aalaaaw faaaaaamj^el
Trades and Labor Council.
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(Continued from page 1)
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building, transportation, culinary and
"I.    Each union to be represented
In section or council by their quota       ratmrt^mnti ftfa.   ^.k^ \u**~
of Trade, and Labor delegates. omORRtf   0*   TRADES J a*D
"2.   Each section or council will
Officers. Committees, Dele
They rVfcet; artd
ttaaaet JLVstV * JK '"*'��������� *
Lataaersa ^^^
JenSaSm''' ��� ���
F. Dempster	
R. Burnett ., ;	
Theatrical   Stage   Employees.
ix*^   Civic Bmployeea.       ������ ^ d�� HjarriiigtOftv ...    jM
J. Clarke      J* ***** . .e	
be In the nature of a defensive alliance between the various unions
composing that section and will look
strictly after their own industry.
"3. Bach section or council will
elect their own officers, fix the
amount of capita necessary to meet
requirements, such as paid agents or
officers if neeeaary and conduct their Harry Cowan
affairs as they see lie In a legitimate
and business manner."
E.  W.  King Wa.-aa.Va...
Cooks and Wallers.
I. J. Tattle	
J. H. McVety Ninth Ave. W.    �� M- Naughton .... 	
H. Hard 	
VJte-ensje*^^ .. g.|(nvH _... ......���*:. *.
General Secretasjr*.
OOA ' lb
***�� A3c��r^,^
iunn>i' A.
B. C. Kn
II. T. Fll
It... T... 1833 Keefer St.    ?***$&
Sunday aRernoom1'^
Ijfcffftif ��7      Typographical���Last 8unday.
Trlngle   jBotlermaker.���First and third M
The secretary waa Instructed    to    a. R. Burns Labor Hall
write to Ottawa to have a   return
brought  down of the contracts en-
���   .day.
^a mP*A,w*7   <la/men--Flrat
1      Malawi    la*Aee.*��w   77
tered Into by C. P. R. and Welling-    H. Seller.  532 Powell St.
Geo. Pettipiece	
W. Burrows     Sheet   Metal   Worker.���Ftrat
, N. McDonald       jU-ird Monday.
I   third Monday.  '
ton Colliery Co. and the Canadian
Nippon Supply Co.
The Council .pent considerable
time In committee of the whole considering the new constitution and bylaws which were reported complete
with amendments.
'Receipts, $91; disbursements,
J.   Ley
Executive Committee.
Above officers and J. Comerford and
P. Smith. '
Executive meets evening preceding Trades and Labor Council meeting In Labor Hall, at 8 p. m.
Parliamentary Committee.
v-ea- UaaiA- filled Printing Trades-Council
iron Moulders. �� ond Hcndsy.
C.  Crophy   .   Blacksmith. ��� Second   and   lot
L. Hlldehrand .. .*     Monday. f
M. B. Curtis 891 Princes. St. Machinists���Second and fourth Mon-
Laundry Workers. oa^Laa��� m,*-*^    ���   * m     ^ sj
w i> k   ��� Stonecutter. (Soft)���First Tuesday.
r  -SS*      ''     * bookbinders��� First Tu	
Mrs. Powell      d
Machinists. Fede
J .H. McVety . .1744 Ninth Ave. W. Malnfeimnca ]oi ^Wayman
j. L. Haddon .... 1083 Richards St.       ^iX^ r* fs ���  ���
W.  White    860  Tenth Ave. No   {  Br^ncft Ama
C. Matteson 832 Helmchen St.        teii~3.lten.ate TuesdayT
AGKNT8 WANTED���You can make
400 per cent, profit or $36.00 per Messrs.   Sellars,   Kernighan,   Hays, A   Fenton *"r*        ters���Aiternate Tuesday
week.   16x20 Crayon Portraits, 40 Dutton.   Alcken,    King,  Field, ^               Builders* Laborers���Alternate
cents;  Frames,   10  cento.     Sheet            Mathson, Arnason, Norton, Dun-                          Musicians. day.
Pictures, one cent.     New   photo-          'cannon. A. J.  Malacord...  Quarrymen���First Wednesday
colored  stereoscopic   views,   one-        Meets second  and  fourth Thurs- W. O. Field 1134 Melville St.    ?��pb��p��-T-FIr.tiand third Wednesdaj
half cent.    No experience or cap- dayg in y^bor Hall. 	
itai required.    Thirty days' credit
Catalogue    and     Samples      free.
���. McDonald     P'SKS^S ���d Maedn*--Fir.t ai
Third Wednesdays.
Plasterers���First and Third Wedn<
Fiink W. William. Company. 1208     DELEGATES TO TRADES CDtjNCIL    g- Whi<*    ���     n*rZu _       a       * ��, *     *
wiSta&i- at   SMSMao ill " 4 X ��T       g' -a. ft ��� i t   % p-  flmlth        Stereotyper^-Second Wednesday.
1    Wf SS ^' ^\^khd^m4M *����!~* ���    ^SL*I^^**d ^Fourth  w
iW- '���������'���  1
Watrir?     .
Our Tailored X.L. Clothes
for men are made up In Scotch
Tweeds, English Wonted, -and
A   big   line of Spring   good.
1    just opened  up, all the new
irklnycrs ami ammmtmr j^ Baker............  Tuesdays.
W. W. Sayer 687 Homer St.    W. McLennan  ^United Bro. Carpenters���Second
J. J. Welsh 330 Dunsmulr St. ,"   Printina Prw.mcai '��,fo]Iittl, W^?ne*1a7- ^              ^
Andrew Smith 600 Pender St. rnaung neeamen, Electp!��*1   W!ro   Workers ��� Evei
A. M. McLeod... .1376 Seymour St.    O. -Johnson  ,   ^"^y-,_      ' ^
J. Oorney  Plumbers. h***}** ^��lrHr8i^P!rtt.?1l^?MlRy-
.     '_*_**������ -riamDeps. Trades and Labor Council���First
BrotherhofMl of (���arpcutcrs. I. McWblnnle  .. .622 Princess St. j   third Thursday.
S. Kernighan ..820 Twelfth Ave. E.    J- Q���Mor��*�� ��� ii> V   * * *' *' i1*1!? Vri������-;���^ and third Thui
S. W. O'Brien   <_     8r,Ber ���ssaRway Employeea. ��� f_. day^., j.,_,.w      o��iV3?   . tj��>ii
i:L^ci^od:.:::::::::;::;;:;:: j.^irui^k^.z^vAncoBBSt. ^aSSniworkersiieeond^md,
G. Green      K.  Blckford  Cigar Worker*���q.-^nii* ^il^
F. A. Hoover.. 613 Westminster Ave.   *    Fourth Thuanays
���i..........    T4IT6��^F^uWTh"uis^y;���--^
A. Fish  ....
shades of browns, olive,    and
I ��15.00 to ago.oo. f
Whether yon want to buy or ^i
not we will be pleased to show
yon the new goods.
aothler and
16* and 156   CORDO
C'3'^Sa""'                        Stone Cutters, ^i!.??!^^^
���.  layior .......                     ... and fourth Thursdays.
G. W. Curnock Quinte Hotel H. J. Nagle  ......... i  Bridge and Structural Iro
O. Lasbury  A. Hamilton  .     ���First and third Fri
���. Shaw .     i.                     TvnMranhic-ai Pressmen���First Friday.      Y.^^tr
Bookbinders                                           9V^7*���BmM'���. Glvtc Employees���Second and foorth
it>   ,iM<:
?��� ?: Pe*MP*ece.. HH Westm'r. Ave.    .'" Fridays'!"
G. Mowatt ....... .616 Dunlevy St. A. R. Bum...........  Labor Hall    Pattern Makers���Third Friday.
nmLhtM J. WUton i........iy..v;....aa..    Granite Cutters���Third Friday.
^,     itorners. H. Gowanv... v......880 Homer St.    Iron Moulders���Fourth Friday.
iF'ptato \  ' HvNeftUilifi ,,M�� r**03 Thttrlow St   JCarpenter.'  Council���Alternate
p'  Fowler':^;'................;. Tailors. LSteMJar-*1      -       -
Builders'  Laborers. j i SLi?"    ������* -'-������������������    lakera-
H. Sellars. .Room 3, 622 Powell St. A. Paterson	
O. Payne 1162 Beaton St. ;!l^' :   'rSS��mimi W��asaaaw!
ford ......606 Gamble St. l ��� mT^aj^gr^��^i-,ir /,
ai * ��� ��� -�� -	
 .Bog 6il    Mia. Walker  ..
"rw-    ������ Oreatt>ell
urth   gat*-
'ik    7
L. E. DavH.,.****
������������^ a       .
^^a?f' ���. Hundred, of men are flocking to
a   .-��aaehmaaa*a. .;, . Jthe^ CJoaa*f|g   aaUcipatio.   of th>
��>��.IL��v��MaTaVM' �� a.a.,t,*l.a.a e
-- .....P;.a.       eea.Mu��|aaivawBStf<   W    �����
Prinoa Rupert boom.   Just what to
When Patronizing Our i&Stf^^
Ml W��
is^ii^ '.���i.bf mm?* ���w9MMmmMM,fp������*
aiiwrd ^Shoes
Shoes-We Shw
Every Fast and
Ii .--���
  .iwMM-ri;   --TTi T
for tne advancement of the interests     and a. bigness agent for the local
of the parent body, and especially    union, the local union paying him out,
for &e promotion of the eijht-hour    of money furnished to No. 17 by the
daV    Wa^����M -�� am���KSa -      International   Typographical    Union
executive council In the way   *
cial assistance.
Grit? o/" fA* /itm; ��otf-
ton-buckle effects���
made in gun metal and
patent colt, goodyear welt
���new swing, toe. Price.
K*r> $5.00
AiSiie. All Widths
"t <YrT2^.!/. >
ZaVi-tf Vr/plefit
Shoe Store
566 Granville St.
day. We "should all understand the
difficulties that confront these officials. At times their motives are
misunderstood and their acta called
into question. Nevertheless they persevere, and their reports demonstrate the value of their loyalty and
close adherence to the laws and
policies of the organisation. We believe the reports are ample Justification for all the money that has been
expended on the organising staff. In
fact, a comparison between the International Typographical Union and
any large commercial house will
demonstrate that oaf union obtains
a greater return from its agents than
doe. any business Institution In com*
parison with the money expended."
The foregoing was Adopted by the
And still Delegate Wilson was silent.   He had nothing to say at that
i��avinsorv the man.
A campaign circular, on which appears the New Orleans    label, and
which Is credited to one Wilson, of
St. Louis, is being sent out through
the jurisdiction of the International
. Typographical Union,    especially to
office chairmen.   It purports to give
the organizing expenses during the
last two years,    aa compared with
other year., and la, of course, constructed entirely for the political effect It will have with those who may
be alarmed at the statement of he
expenditure of a large .urn of money
without analylzing the necessity, for
that expenditure.    As a matter   of
fact, the organisers nave rendered invaluable services during the past two
years.   Their successful effort, at the
settlement of disputes between local
unions and employer,   save    many
times their expense accounts, by reason of  the   prevention   of  strikes
and the lack of the consequent necessity for strike benefits and other
expenses incidental to strikes.  Again
a*-this pomt ahould be borne in mind
���t��a��v fa-i-M-ajttional   president   con-
small part of the actual
i for the work of organ-
mbje  adjustments.     His
r.la.ln supervising the or-
ad seeing that their work
la properly performed.   Expenditures
must be made, for the reason that
when local union, call for organlsere
the organiser, must be sent.   To re-
fuae to send organizers would he to
invite disaster, strife, friction, strikes,
union disruption,    asffijj^flr Other
evils,  . Thus. It is the local unions
that In the
movements of the organisers.
The organising system of the International Typographical Union has
been one of slow growth, and in its
present form is one of the most effective devised by the national and
International trade unions.   Another
point that should be borne In mind
is that   no   Important  International
union Is without an organising system, snd the cost of organising in
the International* Typographical Union, as compared with the other International organisations, is not excessive, and produces a greater volume of results.
And still another point:    Wilson,
tbe author of the New Orleans screed,
waa a delegate    to  the    Colorado
Springs    convention.     During    the
year ending on May 31, 1906, the
year in which the Colorado Springs
convention was held, organising expenses,  owing" to    the    eight-hour
strike, Were greater than In any previous year, and yet Delegate Wilson
found nothing to criticise ss to the
manner In which the International
money was expended.   As a delegate
he had the right to the floor, and
If he had any idea that the organising expenditures were excessive or
were   not   bringing   results,   It   waa
his duty to call the delinquency to
the attention of the convention.
At the Colorado Springs convention the Committee on Officers* Reports had the following to nay;
-1^ fAe work performed by tbe
_it and    organizer..    ���
(i>'jfa7T9nux      j^ ���   "���""" '    "*
have the highest appreciation,
we  believe that    thi.    com
ahould adopt a minute of comi    	
tion, and we so recommend.    The
Will  be  the Workers'  Candidate in
Kootenay���Probably  a   Three-
,    Cornered Fight, ,jt
The workingmen have brought out
William H. Davidson of Sandon as
a candidate to contest Kiotenay district at the next Dominion election.
Mr. Davidson is a miner and waa
elected to the legislative aaeembly
aa a labor candidate in 1903. ��� ��� ���
There are enough Socialist and Labor vote, la Kootenay to win a three*
cornered contest. The Liberal candidate is to be "Big Bill" Galllher of
Nelson, who is not over popular In
.., ... ������������     tbe district, not because he is lack-
  ..~    aaa��U    UVUIIUK   W>   S.y   at    tHSt Wa��. k7
... , _.  ..    ���_M_-__.._.l_M_fc__.     Ing* In natural ability, but because he
time in criticism of the organiser.    ^ ^ ^ ^
or the money expended    fOr their
mw.     ��i�� w���.-. *K-a i# ��.��    two terms.. The Conservative candt-
malntenaace.    He knew that if he
... ...     ._. ... . __._ m date will be some   nonentity   like
di1 say anything he would have to ���w        WJ|lIe��� MmcdomUd a Ne,
produce facts, snd that    mlsrepre- , ^_      7*
. .. ___    .   -# ^mmMtm    ��A..M lawyer.   As against such opponents
sentatlons and    half-truths    would _    * .    ,      _, _, ,        v^ ���   Y
Davidson, who Is a fairly good speaker and looks like a man, has s fighting chance.���Prince Rupert Empire.
avail him nothing In a convention,
where the officer,    had the opportunity to confront him with the facts.
For many reasons he prefers to bring
this question up now, trusting to political   excitement  and   partisan  activity to coyer up the despicable and
unfair tactics to which he resorts.
He apparently did not dare confront
the International officers on the convention floor.
It is pointed out that the Wilson
screed has been reprinted and sent
out from New Orleans, presumably
with the sanction and in the interest
of the New~ Orient** candidate for
president of the International Typographical Union. This candidate was
an organiser for the past three years,
and for a great portion of that time
waa on the International Typographical Union pay roll as an organiser
Samuel Gompers, president of the
American Federation of Labor, with
a committee of 'his executive council, arrived in New York City some
two weeks ago and held a three-days'
session In  the Everett House,   for
the purpose of settling disputes between local unions.    Prsident Gompers spoke at organized labor's protest meeting, under the auspices of
the   Central   Federated    Union   in
Grand   Central   Palace  on   Sunday
evening, April 19.   John Mitchell and
James Duncan, officers of the American    Federation    of    Labor,    were
among the speakers.
������ A R
the    organisers have worked unselfishly \
'.     ""^	
use  ��� -:
a writer in th. Fort William
Journal: That the money
t on Immigration schemes by
that executive committee of the
Canadian employers, the Dominion
government has been wisely snd
prudently expended Is attested by
the beneficial results the Wholesale
flooding1 of the Canadian labor market has had upon the price of labor-
power. To such good purpose has
this policy been pursued that whereas the energies of husky working
plugs which formerly brought from
$2.26 to 13 per day and none too
plentiful at that, can now be obtained la almost    unlimited   quantities
for ft and aa low aa 91.50.   The
decline Is, of course, more marked
in the unskilled and unorganised,
brands bnt that the conditions of
the skilled tradea haa not been unaffected by thi. process is also attested by the attitude and tone the
employers have already taken. The
C.P.R. are laying off Urge numbers
of their shop "hands" and It la announced that notice haa been served
by the company to the trade, concerned that the present wage Male,
would be abrogated and a ten per
cent reduction would go Into effect
It IS also reported that the Builders' Exchange have decided to make
substantial reductions on the scale
of wages paid in the building trades
as compared with last year. Of
course, many workingmen will declare that the reason for this Is just
sheer meanness on the part of the
employers and that It shows an unchristian spirit to thus disregard all
ties of brotherly affection between
Brother Capital and Brother Labor.
But thi. I. not the case; Brother
Capital still loves Brother Labor as
much as ont. He has Just been
siting up the situation and with'the
foresight, ability and business acumen which he possesses in so great
a degree, he has discovered that the
labor market la overrun with large
-leged merchan-
president of the trust, in an
after-luncheon  mood, .topped to converse With Old George, a
"Well, George, how goes it?" he
said taking a dollar cigar from hto
month.     ���
swered.    "Fair to mldljn." .
And he continued tScllg
a bay  horse,   while   the   president
smoked and look on In' good-natured
[sflcaesaA <:<w<  *.r\\  v. v'-'
"Me and this heel* hoes," George
"Well weir  Mid the  preeniwetj
thinking a little guiltily of Georges
seven-dollar salary.   "And I suppose
yon are both pretty highly valued,
George, ehr*
"Hm." said George. "The both
of oa wag took sick lata weehvifnd
they toX^ioofr-lor&t^tetot
they just docked'
my pay."���Piano
rkers' Journal.    . e\
A D9
i in
Is John Mitchell To Use the
Movement   as   Stepping   Stone.
Whether one like, to admit it or
not the question running through
top minds of many worker, to-day
regarding John Mitchell is "Why
desert his organisation on the plea
of III health, and then yield to the
temptation by accepting a soft job
at the hands of the class he has
been fighting?"
i The announcement recently made
that John Mitchell was to establish
a labor paper in Indianapolis may
not eventuate, according to reports
from Washington.
It appears that the House Committee on Mines and Mining proposes
that Mr. Mitchell have a government
position as Director of the Bureau
of Mines and Mining ahould a bill
authorising such a bureau receive^
the favorable consideration of Congress, and a measure to that effect
""V i
;.jp>riji6 . t .T  V '.��> /<_>!'] >;i i
rhe Trades Unionist desires to ac-
down the land seeking purchaser,
and he haa accordingly come to
the conclusion that the price (wage.)
will stand substantial reductions.
Of course, the various tradea affected will resist to the limit of
their ability these cut. In wages, hut
swiftly and surely the workera are
coming to a realisation that Industry has reached a stage where
their union combinations am all
but powerless to deal with the
situation. The fallacy of the
belief that the wagea of labor
are determined by the ability of labor to produce wealth or by the aggregate earnings of the concern for
vi Inch they work is every day becoming more obvious and the naked
truth stand, out ever more plainly
that wagea (the price of labor-power) are determined solely by the
market In which labor-power Is
bought and sold. A small anpply
of laborers seeking job. and the
price, tend, upward, and vice versa
when there are a large number of
worker, seeking job. and few job.
In sight, the price of labor-power
will Inevitably rink to ita bare coat
of production, or In other word, the
minimum amount on which a laborer can exist and work. The cheerful
alternative is, of course, that if he
cannot secure a job, even, on these
terms, he can starve.
Thi., added to the present industrial depression which has caused the
majority of Industries to either close
down or only work part time with
reduced staffs, makes the outlook for
the average wage-worker anything
but a rosy one. It is time all workers awoke from their dream of peace
and plenty In the enjoyment of a
good Job at good wages and recognised that the stern reality of a falling labor market threatens seriously to sweep away any small advantages they may hare gained through
years of effort in trades and labor
unions. In every industrial center
meetings should he called and neither
ignorance nor prejudice should be
allowed to delay action   along   the ,*,., ,���, MMH,,,l_WCIp
right lln^ce^i necessity is clearly    waa favorably reported to the House    A Bh^lntermteslonVmldntght���
WionlkooM^ on April 13. M La*..*.. H
It Is proposed that the new bureau
be under the direction of the Secretary of the Interior, with a salary of
$6,000. ^<3M o
Mitchell might better have died
in the ranks of labor than live in
the pay of the enemy.
*d>Aajt the report from Washington
may prove untrue la the devout de-
re oi nis noses oi irienas   in tne
Canadian West
-*# ' ! _ K&;
composed tl
of the ei
Campbell, A.
ensle, S.  Kernighan..
McDonald, R. 0. Redding, P. J.
Leod. Otti'jr.'WlllUma, N. Crowder,
r. f. ntmawmW J***..
,_The Spokane (Wash
knowledge the receipt of an Invitation to attend their second annual
ball and supper, which waa held on
April 20th, in Dominion Hall, Ponder street. < Of course a Union orchestra supplied the music, and all
the printed matter waa adorned by
the ���'Little Joker/'
The daily press said:
the moat successful of the
dal events which were L
evening was the second annual ball
given under the auspices of Locah
Union NOV <��i7 United
of Carpenters and Joiimra.
waa tastefully decorated with
and bunting, and Ita capacity waa
taxed to the utmoat by the member,
dnf their many guests. An elaborate grand march waa the first number of a well-arranged < programme
Pleasantly occupied by partaking of
a. bountiful .upper served in the adjoining dining hall. The old favor-
waits, "Home iiweet Heine,"
tertainment to a close
rs.  (
growth of the automoble tn-
is wonderful. In 18.8 when
was first underiaken
seriously the output waa four machines a week. This year th. production is one thousand a week. Wonder pie Association was in
It the airship will have aa
week with a capital
When Patronizing Our Advertizers Donf Forget to Mention the Trades Unionist. M ' WM.''
< -:; ',s "t/
, ,��� ,
Tim vmnnssn n����a��� yAJK)fJ01^ BRITISH COLUMBIA.
���     ���      ���-  .?���
111 .....   | ,, ,   .
;-Ja| aSfta,!-*.!*.
iaSrrsJgate and buy 3 our cot lies fn m the
stoie ihat ha ml Its union-made clothe .
fy|e carry labels oa all our goxis.
jSole Agtnts for
lolinstona [\erfoot
IBS and 187 Hasting** St. W
A member of Mb. tit. Vancouver,
received a letter from a fellow-
falfhe East, and haa requeet-
Tradea Unionist to give It
publicity, in the hope that Westerners will be the better fitted to cast
their vote intelligently for I. T. U.
officers on the) 20th of this month.
The Eastern print says: "I hope
Lynch and the other members for re-
-'���"-- of his    administration, will
such as the C. P. R. mechanical department craft union, how seem determined to do.   It may be said that
��' ��� s     'A' '������ ���','   , - ���
British Colambia  amnesia. AtsatadVj
and  Function  of Trade  I ���Ion.
i        ���       ���  ��� ���
The second annual meeting of
British Columbia teacher, waa held
In Vancouver last week.
An effort was made to divert ita
mission into a sort of "community*jf-
intereet" association, hut the teacher, wisely turned the proposal down.
The Selection of officers resulted
as follows:
President���J.  D.  GUlle,  Nelson.
First vice-president-���C. B. 6is-
sons. B.A., Revelstoke. It is easy for'the most unsell
Second vice-president���W.   H.  M.     person to persuade himself that
May, Grand Forks. heat interests of sill are served
Third rice-preaident���L. J. Bruce,    letting him do things hur own
a a ^'ase^^ a aw a a %am ���  u ���^_^_lm_i
Secretary���Miss B. Thorn, Nelson. a dead baabaaw S.
��...   .
Dave Barton, Prop.
Restaurant on Ruropean Plan
Strictly Flrat-claas Cafe
Open Day and Night
Treaaarei^AlIi^"g.iUran, Netoo    jact fer^IT^^        ..     t.
indurtrlallmn. or federation, talmen'    J********-*** ^Mvan.    Nel-    n4nd^t\he'uTZ*\��tto
Additional member, of the execu-
husbanda the better.
tried before and failed, and the X. __���- 	
of L.  la  pointed to.    Well, trusts     tlve committee���Miss C. W. Mackay,    ,    The Commercial Telegraphers' Ui
B.A.. Rowland:   Mlaa  a.    AtWitaU.
were 'tried before- and failed.  The ���?���tteeT^* C'W' *****>   .   The Commen
premature application or a wrong np- n^'i^Yn!           5. Atklnaon,    ^ of America will meet at MUwai
Plication at the right time, does n�� %����*V  *2��L *"ft **'    *������ >��� *            ^Vi
prove a principle incorrect   The cry M^^ft^                   _
of Hudspeth   snent   'complete   an- torIa'                  WUUM' B' A' ^        Hlsthry Is a post-mortem examli
tonomy" Is anarchistic and reaction- ^   nrannndnran^ n,                  '    #�����    n *�������� J* whnt a counthi
ary snd Is on the same plane a. the tea^L oTtn��^!2��    ?^��ntry    ��*" *���   But Id Jlke to know wi
cry of the petty capital!*, who are eHTtiia*W ^T?Je " ���"ptato-    * *** *���*'��� iLley
���, .              be,^ cni8hed out of econon,^ e3rf_a ���* b/ ^e '��* that the next  con-                                 UW,*T
noli a good vote out there.   Judging     once, 'Bust the Trusts'    'Back  to venUon'   In   1910'  will   be held In
Hudspeth from the circulars he has    the Days of Our Father'  (why not Nete0n'
SlV tL���1 *V? ^ l8 fr!,iar     ^����ther), 1. the    cry    of    the  ~	
l^'^^J^S^ ]^1S;    'leetle'   captuust.     .Complete     au. WORTHY  HIWRMATIOIf.
nor Is ho aware of the fact that     tonomy,' ��No Centralisation/ is   the
iftunr   law    iha   Una   stf -    a. z_
��� ->.�������_7,    x,�� vseuiruiuauon,   w   tne ,...-���
aaonomlc development Whether we
like It or not we will be .compelled
to adopt the federated form of organisation, aa the present phase of
tradea unionism. 1. e.. craft, Is no
more permanent than waa the competitive stage of industry. When
manufacture waa In the competitive
stage, the craft or autonomous unions were beneficial to the worker,
hat that has passed for some union.,
la passing for others, aad wiU pas.
for all.    I am an industrialist, but I
do not
whole, President Lynch seem, to
comprehend economic development
more clearly than does Hudspeth,
and I hope you will do what you can
for him at the I. T. U. referendum
election on May 20th.   *    *    *    .����
���i t,
to   Provincial    Durban   of
If you want to see some of the
Possibilities of a government printing bureau, write the British Columbia Bureau of Provincial Information, Victoria, B. C. for copies of
Bulletins Issued to date.   Incidental
A joint convention of the _,
1st Party In Britam Columbia -
Alberta la to be held In Fernie
May tt.
.  ,   .... L
Labor, organisations are not lik<
our lodges, from which we derive
benefit only In certain emergencies.
The" benefits of membership In a labor union you can nee each day and
each hour. At the end of each hour
the laborer can say this wage is due
  * �� good deal of information cover- Z^IZ ^ "J ��"��� w*�� ����� �������
 ,,, ing the resources of Britiah CoZH ^^*���*��^m**t**
Many workers In Vancouver will    ����� will be acquired.   All these gov- montn if*        ���* ��' ^* W66k ��r
remember with pleasure the visit of    ******* Pamphlets and publications b-raW�� i! Tt^J 2S ****   M*m"
J.KlerHamieI. Vancouver last sn��-    *** ***.*& hPon requeat.   And ^eeaaw^*ZlltlT* *""'"*'
**���   - neceanary tor laboring men and women.���The Carpenter.
other Aelatlc^emT
Im^aiflc Odast
 a great mass meet-
I    Ing in Vancouver at Recreation Park
the aiaataaa.^aiai.. ��� to the laat pro-|
again I the
ch improved ^t
___ tf there Is one thing upon
IchMr. Hai^e seem, prono
that thing la tho necessity of -_���
lute Independent political action oa
A* Part ad thn worMagaal.s.    Unr
I ike the Burn, tynmnf thejOld Land
^^tn^adaaaWrltlafa^        or tradej
I    with either or any of the old po-
-    litical parties.
Patronfeinj Our Advertizers Don't Forget
���-fOWM AN
and best
- _,
J ���    . '
Since the time when the Trades
and Labor Council waa first organised, In February. 1901, the movement has been one of steady growth
so that at the present time there are
68 delegates representing 3,000
members. %In th% old day. . Trade .
UnlonWbii welatleMoked upon    with
clplal Contracts. Child Labor, and
general improvements In sanitation,
and many other subjects have all
been discussed and have led to many
improvements being effected In the.
condition of the worker.
As an example of too work of this
Council we might mention the Workmen's Compensation Act, which waa
recently passed In this province.
As   originally   Introduced   It
practically worthless from a workera
standpoint.    It only Included a few
occupations, am} these were so
hedged around that it would have
been difficult even rafc them ftp have
secured any satisfaction.
Thi. MB waa tlaoreughly discussed
by a strong committee, and It waa
decided to send 'a! delegate -to the
capital to try and/obtain a more
satlafactory blll.\%e, working In
conjunction with d^gnatea from
other Council, and. Labor 'Organisations, did secure many and valuable
amendments which we see embodied
In the existing bill.
Many sections of the workers who
were previously outside the scope
of the Act are now Included. The
height limit of forty feet which affected the Building Tradea we were
not successful in getting eliminated,
but it has been lowered to thirty
The total amount of Compensation has been increased from $1,500
to $1,800.
The clause relating to "dependants" has been altered to include
"relatives" and "guardians."    -
The average weekly payment has
been Increased to $7.50.
Where no dependants are left, the
employer Is made liable to the
amount of funeral expenses not exceeding  $200,  an  increase of $100.'
The clause respecting the wilful
or serious misconduct of the workmen; In thO original bill compensation could not be claimed if it were
proven that the accident resulted
from the serious or wilful misconduct of the workman unless death
resulted. This was amended to read
"Death or permanent disablement."
The act waa made to came into
operation on tne first day ot Janu
ary,  1900. instead of the
of September, 1908.
Our efforts to get a
for the purpose of
or suspended
their naaaliatagli>ail��t.  on
>t of their having
disease due to
suspicions  s to-day,   all  Over *'��� tha
world, we find them occupying all
classes of public positions, from the
City Councillor to Member of Par-    ZZZJ^hmTZ'^Z
lUment.   ^ ^Wpfr nor*    ^��T*J&*h?
bsen hrougkt about by the activity
of the movement and the intelligent
way In which the affairs erf. thaVvari^
ons Union, have been conducted.
by the action of   the  Tradea   and
Labor Councils there la no room
doubt    Trades and   Labor Unl
were practically the only organised
movement which  nenftfusitiyagsU-    menu n
ted for improvement In  Industrial    order to
policy. and other
Trades Union Acts. Mines and
Railway Regulation Bills. Inspection
of Factories, Government and Munl-
electing men of their own class/Instead of employers and others who
have little or no sympathy with the
Municipal Franchisee.
The Tradea and Labor Council de-
sires to point out to the workera
that there exists in Calgary a property qualification for voters, also
tor the councillors, and the responsibility of Ita removal rests with
them. So we urge the Labor Unions
to assist this Council In Its efforts
to remove this obstacle which prevents Labor from getting member. t
of ita own clan, upon the Municipal
Bodies who would work for the in?
tercets of the class to which they
The  municipality   is  all  the   clt-
It Is not the corporation or the
council who clean and light tha
streets, but all the cltlxens; It Is not
the council who providde a water
supply, but all the citisens. The
parka do not belong to the council;
they are our parka, our town hall,
our drains, our everything.
Get that Idea into your head���
that these thing, are yours.
The councillors and aldermen do
not own these things. They are
merely the representative, of the
citisens. delegates empowered by the
citisens to carry out the desires of
the citisens.
���Every citizen is a shareholder.
A  report states  that tha
among the union journeymen ta
of Portland,   Ore.,  is  helping
sale   of   union   made
An editorial in The Free Hindustan, published by local Hindus in
this city, dealing with Immigration,
conclude, in these words:
"If it Is your uncompromising ide*
to exclude us only because we are
coming to your country being poverty stricken, then we appeal to you
Canadians and Americans, If you
have any sense of justice, to aid us
In our efforts to compel Great Britain
to stop robbing our poor of what we
produce, and then there will he no
Influx of Hindu immigration in this
Brewery Workers Win In St.
The strike, or rather the lockout
of the members of the brewers' unions in St. Louis, after lasting two
week., has been settled. Alt twenty-
four breweries in St. Louis, East St.
Louis and Granite City, litter an
agreement satisfactory reached, rwV
newed the contracts In force
the lockout with all local ui
Mr. C. Norman Jones, sponging
the proprietors, said ia an int
"Our business waa threatened
serious impairment, and we decide
to come to terms." P
���ai-  >V
Free laborers are those who aro
free to ask some employer lor a job
which the employer Is free to either
give or withhold, as msy suit his purpose. Then the free laborer la free
to live as long aa he can
work or income and free to leave
luxurious earthly existence when
starves to death for lack of a
which he may have needed but which
belonged to another.   The tree la*
r free   when he
borer is v
well-being of the workera, we would
uta^ upon the var||BM.4euw to
seriously consider th eedvtsability of
We are showing the very Latest Novelties In M<
Children's clothing.
tor your inspection and
Wa carry the|largeat stock in the Province
Lcpc IB stock.
Clubb <& -Stewart
;rv l..^aKSSr        ���
��09 to 815 Hastings St W.
When PatronWi-9 Our
to Hentjon the Trade$
m ���MR
������ ���        ��� '    '       ^* ��� "*~-����� ��-.��- a�� e       w *^ ^*> ^^ ^^   ���   m��������ej    ^aaa^a^^^^��^aaaawp*^    ^KF^a^^aw^*^^MOTVwM
Trades Unionist
from Nicola Valley. B. C, by Mer-
( ritt Local, 2627. U>M. W. of A.:
"Whereee it hag- -gfaoYzap? the
knowledge of this Union ,tiuit some
person or persons have been circulating reports that friction and discontent exists between the officers of
the Diamond Vale >JCoal Company
and their employees; and,
" W hereas    the. relatione -- of    the
-* "Union" Furnishes
What   "Writing
-ahe Lasr" WW Dew ���
A curious and interesting sidelight
la thrown on the legal fraternity In
the province of Quebec by the criminal proceedings which have been instituted against the Dominion Mercantile Protective Association.
or so ago thi. Mercantile
lye Association waa organised
for the purpose of debt collecting,
worrying; hounding, chasing and
making life miserable for the poor
devils unable to pay their way. probably because of no master.
4Jn*e work waa efficiently and reasonably done and large wholesale
merchants freely praised the work
done.     * ���-���'"' '''������'
^"Now, however, they sre brought
uH abort by the Bar Association on
tie ground that they are Illegally engaged in the practice of law. It ap-
pean that the association engaged
the services of a lawyer, at presumably a given rate per year; to do their
baWiteau for them, thn. doing away
with the excessive charges that would
otherwise accrue.
Now the Bar Association steps In
and demands that legal restraint be
placed upon the debt col lectors. In
other words, they are 'Interfering
with the law "trade" by cutting
prices. The law business is the only
one on earth In which. competition
s the relationa-
members of thi. Uhlon who are also
employee, ot the Diamond Vale, are
of the best; and*    frtfgQ
"Whereas the officer, of the Diamond Vale have always been courteous and gentlemanly in dealing with
their employees.
"Therefore Be It Resolved, That
this Union condemn any member or
members or any person or persons
who wilfully try to disrupt the
friendly relation, which at present
exist between the officers of the Diamond Vale Company and Ita employees.
And Be It Further Resolved, That
a copy of this resolution be placed
upon the minutes of this Union, and
a copy sent to T. J. Smith, Esq..
President of the Diamond Vale Com-
(Stamp.) Secretary.
March 4. 1908.
The Bellingham (Wash.) Labor
Council haa fixed ita dues at 75 cent,
per delegate per month, with a rebate of 25 cents for attendance. The
theory of the council is that local
unions should he made aware of the
kind of representation they are given
by their council delegates. An Increase In dues by reason of negligence on the part of their delegates
bring, to the front at once the question and the usual result Is good for
the delegate, helpful to the local and
of great benefit to the central council.
1 \      ������*4��ni*
We were too confident In the con
tinuence of good times when we
nade all the arrancements for our
new spring stock, hut on looking: It
over We find that we have 250 more
suite than we ought to have at thi*
season of the year.
Therefore, the following sacrifice*
for cash only:      ���-��� if.#jt*u
All $11.0* Sutta for.. /iv.
All $20.00 Suits for	
All $25.00 Suits tor.
Ail W.00 and $25
> �����
y Wardrobe
613 Granville St.
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aaammai..   i hi an iaii;i.a.wiaai.W.MWW��1' '*..!����, ...��
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IN '/a.Jfef and 3 lb SIZES
i"i" i?i'.hi nau
I nion*
tatires All  in  Favor of
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Just .. the industrial world becomes more closely allied and Independent, so does Its counterpart, organised labor, tend towards federation. One of 'the latest towns to
Join In the general movement Is New
Westminster. The following report
is sn excerpt from the New Westminster Columbian:
"At a general meeting held yesterday afternoon In the Eagles hall, the
New Westminster Trades and Labor
Council was formally organised with
the following officers:
J. J. Randolph, president.
C. Peeney, vice president.
J. McMurphy, secretary.
C. Stein, treasurer.
V. Johndro, sergeant-at-arms.
Executive: Acting officers and H.
Schofleld and W. Dodd.
The chair was occupied by R. P.
Pettipiece. Western Canadian organiser for the Tirades and Labor Congress of Canada, who. in a lengthy
address, enlarged on the advantages
which were bound to accrue to the
workingmen through properly organised and systematic agitation for recognition, and the strengthening of
the individual labor unions by alliance, were effectively set forth
through the medium of a Trades and
Labor Council.   Several members of
To say that W; R. Trotter* work
In England haa been successful and
will prove a lasting benefit to Canada is to put it mildly. If he had
done nothing else besides putting the
Salvation Army on the defensive snd
drawing the attention of the governments of both countries to the Army's
Immigration policy, his mission.
would not have been In vain. But
he has done infinitely more. He hsa
shown that the aim of the Canadian
Manufacturers' Association has been
to induce numbers of men to come
here so that there would be a surplus
unemployed labor population always
at its command ready to do Ita bidding when required. He haa enlisted
the sympathy of the labor unions of
the Old Land, and he has prevented
hundreds of men coming - to this
country and becoming members of
the unemployed army by his timely
publicity campaign. There la no
gainsaying the fact that many unions
and many individuals In Canada
were firmly convinced that his mission was a waste of money, but results have proved otherwise and the
Tradea Congress of Canada la to be
congratulated for the step they have
taken, and the labor movement Is tor
be congratulated for having men
amongst Its rank, who are not only
capable but willing to take upon
themselves such tasks and who are
prepared to incur the odium and contempt of certain classes of the com-
the gathering also spoke, heartily en-    munity. In the interests of Justice and
dorslng the views net forth by Mr.
Pettipiece. representative speakers
from the following unions being
present: Typographical Union. Street
Railway EmployW Union, Carpenters/ Union, Cigarnmkers' Union.
Plumbers and Steam Fitters' Union.
���JJuL ���
on all
be open to the
cen in vie
>revalcut that it was
���etiafactory to have
>r�� present and nave correct
appear in papers than to have
iew�� disseminated, aa waa
often the case where the press was
truth.���Labor Realm.
n&ed that from
Read, Boaavsaabio and
63 Cordova St. West
,n nt
fri^tfrilbfiW. for the 9fext
Ven 2>ays
It Ont.
organised  labor    movement
haa done more to .tamp out tuberculosis than all the medical profee-
are offering exceptional bar-    alon combined.   This    may   seem a
<"���� pretty broad assertion, but it is one
whose truth can be easily demonstrated. The doctors claim that poor
sanitation, want of proper nourishment, overwork snd worry are the
propagators of this dread disease.
Long before the present systematic
saltation to combat the white plague,
the labor unions had already grappled With the question. Through the
reduction In the hour, of labor, .the
Increase In the): rate af wagea, the
enforcement of.proper sanitation in
the factories, the internatiinal Ci-
garmakers' Union, inside of a vary
few years, has decreased the death
rate In the trade fully fifty per cent.
Tuberculoma waa the    toe    that
Call around and see these goods.
r��n will find them the best value.
len's Suits $12.60 for $8.75
lens Suits $15.00 for $90.00
len's Suits $20.00 for fitd^Jfi
len's Suits $25.00 for. $lt.50
len's Summer Shirts values to
$1.50 for    1 $0.05
i's stiff snd Soft Hats to
1.5-0   pan >,...��........... ��.50
Men's Stiff and 80ft Hats   to
$3.50  for    .....:.;. ...'2.50
���***#   uweeneu
8 CO.
w   wva
���05 Hastings St. W.
That the best made shoes���the shoe,
made under the heat
vmt under;^flm* m
sfcwrn herewith.
canuct tmp\ij yoa WWIM
ummer St Boston^
���  y
Report, from the Crow*. Nest val-        .J�� .,
ley Indicate that the condition of the.   J^&SS^
���wept away.to premature grave, the    labor market is .till painful���to the    !!!a^2      'ST
��� ��� .   "' ".
Bring Driven to Unity and
Closer  Federation.
�� 1
A large number of manufacturers
of union cuffs, collars and white
shirts who are at present under the
Jurisdiction of the Shirt Waist and
Laundry Workers, have expressed a
desire to come under the Jurisdiction
of the United Garment Workers of
America, says The Bulletin.   This, by
amicable arrangement with the Shirt
Waist and Laundry. Workers, may
shortly become a reality. Then,
should the Journeymen Tailors' Union of America become united with
the U. O. W. of A., the Garment
Workers of America would represent
a membership of over 120,000, and
would then rank aa one of the four
largest International unions affiliated
the American Federation    of
large percentage of the cigar-making
craft Shorter, hour., better wagea,
cleaner workshops and a higher
standard of living did what the best
medical attention failed to do. The
same experience holds good for the
International Typographical Union.
The decrease In the hours of labor during the last few years, from
10 to 8, the unionizing of workshops
and the better standard of living secured by higher wages, has, aa was
the case with the cigarmakers, produced a marked decrease in deaths
from tuberculosis. So it is with all
the big International organisations.
They aU bear teatmony to the same
truth that unionism In its battle for
shorter hours, larger wages, cleaner
workshops and a higher standard of
living is the beat antidote yet found
to stay the ravages of this dreaded
man without a Job. There must he
over a thousand idle men in that'territory, but thi. may be even worse
as the warm weather come. on.
And, .peaking of the Crow*. Nest,
The District Ledger, published by the
Miners' Union at Fernie, Is surely aV"
reflex of the local conditions there-
editorial ly and otherwise. It is very
weak and amateurish as a labor paper���in Western Canada. It's about
time the U. M. W. A. executive placed
a live one In charge; someone that
knows the labor movement and
knows how to present It to those who
do not. The rank and file of the
miners deserve better value for their
and the pressure they have
to bear on the state and   nath
legislature, and particularly
the decisions of the
preme Court during t
a critical period has '
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Many of the "prints'* throughout
Western Canada will regret to learn
that Kempton McKim. for a long time
secretary of the Winnipeg Typographical Union, has resigned that
position to take up another task.
McKim rendered valuable services to
the Typos., and to the labormove-
ment In a^ejtal. ^Jta $r
Capital, especially
when the employing printers
Importing str^fJujeaaMerf from
Old Country. Ed. 8mRhai MC.
cessor until the May election.
The Union Label Bulletin, published by the Typographical Union at
Winnipeg, la taking on somewhat of
a monthly labor magazine form, and
apparently doing good work for the
label, though the latter might be
talked of a little more to good advantage. The publication seems to
be well patronised by advertisers.
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An organizer of the Steel Structural Worker* Is en route to Leth-
brldge, Aita., for the purpose of trying to line up the employees now engaged In the steel work of the big
C. P..R, bridge at that point, which
will be under construction, among
others, for some months. The local
A. F. of L.
the American trade-union
To successfully meet
situation and overcome co
ia absolutely essential .that
national and state legislation
be provided, and to secure this,
workmen must become more
in the political field, and the trad
unions themselves   must   also
their influence.   This fact is so ,
erally known and accepted
organised workmen that -fe
no argument or appeal to
telligence for  Ita accep
Moulders' Journal.
Failure to demand    the *
vites opposition to it.   Are you
Ing the cause or are you derelict?
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at that point,
1 former #
aa the latter
rganlsatlon to re-
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afclgar you
non-union   shop.    It don't
jsthfle cent more to gat the
well-made union Jcigar.    rhe
man who d��
money to ami
union men are idle, la certainly very
inetynalsi ent.
tool is to know that
le In Ita claa. that
to   produce,
Kutter. Tools���every
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When Patronizing Our Advertizes Pon't Forget to Mention the Trades Unionist ���. .
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Officer*���Where they meet���When
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Seetetaric urn rrque.u d to notify
Press Committee of change of
officers and addresses.
Union cards inserted fur $i .oo per
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LABOR COUNCIL���Meets 1st and
Y, |rd Thursday in Labor Hall.
Pre$.. J,   H. McVety;   Vlce-Pre...
.R. P. Pettipiece; Oen. Sec, H.
Cowan; Labor Hall; Sec-Tress.,
A. R. Burns. Labor Hall; Statistician. H. Sellars; Sergeant-at-
Arms, J. Ley; Trustees, R. P. Pettipiece, J. Commerford. J. Smith.
President, J. A. Scott; Secretary,
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COOKS', WAITERS' AND WAITRESSES. Local 28���Meets every
Friday night at 8:30 o'clock.
Chas. Davis, Secretary and Business Agent, 165 Hastings St. E.
Hall for rent suitable for socials,
dances and societies.
Local Union 213���Meets 2nd and
4th Wednesday, Labor Hall, 8 p.
m. sharp. J. E. Dubberly, Pres.,
res. 1812 9th ave., Vancouver, B.
C.; Geo. Jenkins, Rec.-Sec, 3-.*
Harris St., Vancouver, B. C.;; C.
T. Hammersmark, Fln.-Sec, 641
Jackson ave., Vancouver, B. C.
Meets 2nd and 4th Wednesday,
.Labor Hall, Homer St.;; C. H.
Lewis, President; Frank Ala-
honey, Secretary, 314 Cordova St.
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UNION, Vancouver Local No. 105
President, J. A. Scott; ;Secretary,
W. Roberta. Meets Labor Hall,
2nd and 4th Thursday at 8:00
p. m. each month.
In Labor Hail, Homer St., every
alternate Tuesday, at 7:45 p. m.
Headquarters, Louvre Cigar Store,
Si* 1-2 Carrall St. Agent's hours,
7:30 to 8:30 a. m., 12 to 1 and
7:30 to 8:30 p. m. O. Payne,
Sec-Agent; John Sully, Presl-
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ALLIANCE���Meets every Monday
night. Room 8; Ingleslde Room..
813 Camble St. E. Kelly, 862
Hornby St, President; G. M. Cog-
hill, Fin-Sec and reas., Box 232;
G. W. Williams, Rec Sec., 641
'  Robson St :^ftr^{V.-'
C���Meets Labor Hall, everylet
and 8rd Sunday at 2 p.m. and 7:-
30 p.m. President. C.J. Ryan;
Fin. Sec'y, Geo. W. Curnock, P.
O. Box, 424. Phone 838.
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The Allied Pri nt ing Trades Are Busy
and the Label is Now Seen on a
Great Oral More Printed
Since the last issue of the Trade.
Unionist things have certainly been
busy In regard to the printers' labev
Formerly it waa noticeable by la.
absence on all the printed matte,
that appeared on the billboards. Nov*
It Is the exception to see a piece
without the label. And no It will
be with .11 other clssses of printed
matter. Tbe union, of the city .re
showing an interest and If they will
but continue and augment the good
work already started It will not take
long to demonstrate to the merchants of this city that It Is s good
business proposition to hsve the label on their work.
Mr. Harry Cowan has been put In
charge of the label campaign and already he has sent out something over
800 pieces of mall matter.
A considerable   number of   retail
merchants have written In reply to
circulars that they would be
pleased to order the label on their
work in future. These men should
be given preference in patronage.
The presence of the Allied Printing Trades Label on your printing
Is prima facie evidence that all work
on which it appears 'has been done
under conditions guaranteeing a living wage and healthful surroundings
to the workers employed in its production; that neither under-paid women nor children of tender years
have had a hand in it. (Where women are employed In union printing
offices as compositors the laws of the
union provide that they shall receive
the same pay for similar work as is
required for male members of the
Say. Mr. Union Man, you can help
the various trades in the printing
trade without much effort on your
part if you will just notice when you
get your next month's bills If the
union label is on the printing and
If it Is not there Just call the attention of your storekeeper to the fact.
It won't require many of 'his customer, to do this to make him realize
that it will be wise for him to have
It put on the next time he orders
The Union Label on printed matter ia a sure indication that It -was
not produced in a cheap sweat-shop
or In the Orient You know some of
our patriotic merchants get their
in Japan. If the la-
wan done
In 1804
graphical Union
year.' notice that
1, 1808, the 8-hour day would go
Into effect In all printing offices employing union men. One of the offices
that refused to concede their printers the 8-hour day waa that of Butter icks, of New York, publishers of
the Delineator. Butterick's Fashions,
etc. At thaj/time ita stock was
quoted at 72c. on the New York
Stock Exchange; to-day it can be
purchased lb bunches st 14 l-2c
Moral:    Justice will prevail.
Patronizing Our Advertizers Don't
It is often asked: "What doe. the
Allied Printing Trade. Label stand
for? Why should a man demand It
on his printing?" It stands for living wages, for the 8-hour dsy and for
office conditions that makes work
pleasant It puts all employers in
the position of knowing just what
his competitor hss to pay for labor
when he Is estimating on a job. In
having it on your printing It demonstrates that you believe In fair wages
and hours. In doing this you show
trades unionists throughout the city
that you desire to be fair and In return may expect the trade of these
people. Sometimes merchants are
sceptical as to whether there Is any
advantage In this. Don't be mistaken in this respect. Hundreds of
trades unionists go along quietly and
without demonstration patronizing
only those who by this outward man-
ner show their sympathy for organized labor. The label is a silent
worker and the wise man takes this
economical method of advertising his
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This la always a good store
for fancy vesta, but It Is better
now than ever before.
The Variety is Blgger, and the
Values Are Better.
Tan. are very popular, also
tan ground, with white, red
or blue figure..
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Light ground, with dark
check, or stripes also find
much favor. _��.
$1.00, 1.73, 2.00, 2.00, 8.00 up. *
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The Cash Clothiers  ��������.&*
Flack Block
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The employing job printers from
Los Angeles north along the Pacific
Coast are said to be arranging for
a "convention" at some point north
of Portland at an early date. They
propose to solidify their Interests for
the purpose of maintaining prices
of their product and taking such action as may be deemed necessary
to see that no other organization
does likewise.
There are forty-five prisoners In
Nelson jail. The prisoners are kept!
buEy on ail sorts of public work���/
fixing up the race track, school
yards, etc.���Daily press.
The Liberals of ootenay Dominion
electoral district will meet In con--'
ventlon   at   Nelson,   on    Thursday,*'
June 4th, to nominate their candl-,
date for the House of Commons.
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Tea,   Coffee, Spices
and Extracts
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lerever Inhibited.
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tt Kelly, Douglas & Co.
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The Trades Unionist
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Issued by the Vancouver Trades and
_* in every month.
Subscription Price. $1.00 per annum;
35 cent, to unions subscribing in
a ��� Dou y. \<((' u
Mailing list, news and correspondence columns In charge of Press
Committee, R. P. Pettipiece, chairman, elected by the Central Body.
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Addrea. all correspondence, communications,, remittances for subscriptions, and exchanges to R. p.
Pettipiece, 21 S3 Westminster Avenue,
Vancouver, B. C.
Advertising patronage In charge of
B. J. Oothard. Advertising rate, will
he supplied upon application at Room
1, 428 Richards Street (upstairs).
P. O. Drawer 1239.   Telephone 22 5 8.
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The .Tirades Unionist is Issued
promptly the first week of each
month. It aims to furnish the latest
and most authoritative Information
on nil matter, relating to the Labor
Contributions are solicited from
correspondents, elected by their respective unions, to whom they must
be held responsible for contents.
Members of organised labor
throughout the Dominion, especially
of Western Canada, should see that
their respective unions are affiliated
with the Trades and Labor Congress
of Canada. And if it Is affiliated,
there should be an effort made to
hav. a delegate present at the 1908
convention at Halifax in September
next. There never was a time In the
history of Labor when the same necessity existed for representation in
Canadian Labor's temporary parliament    Two years ago independent
political action was   declared   for.
Last year this position was reaffirmed
and emphasised.   This year, if the
West does its duty, there will be
plans made to caituWthi real parliament, of Canada.    Member, .of or**
aanised labor might Just^ireli rec-J
ognize now, voluntarily, that money
.pent oh an effort of this kind
results.   Better to spend
funds in educational work of this nature than Ineffective methods of the
past .At any rate, the Congress will
he just Uctly frisi the^womf IP? |
teanauV make ltf   If I?tS t��W*fc
the best Interest, of Labor, Labor
must expect to pay the freight.
There's no use expecting something
for nothing. And anything one gets
for nothing ia usually worth it Let's
make the next convention the biggest
and best ever���one that will make
the ruling class .It up and take notice. Nominate a delegate at next
meeting; elect later, and finance him
when the time comes.
Two years ago the Trades and Labor Congress of Canada, representing and voicing the needs of over
50,000 workers throughout Canada,
unequivocally declared for Independent political action; last year at
Winnipeg this position was unanimously reaffirmed. And event, in
the Industrial world Just now make
it a certainty that this attitude on
the part of Labor will become something more than a resolution by the
time the Congress holds Its annual
convention at Halifax In September
next. Let It be a fight to a finish.
The workers have nothing to lose,
and everything to gain. The more
vigorously the employers force the
issue, the sooner will the fight be
won���and.Labor triumph. As the
second vice president of the Machinists' Union, James Somervllle, says,
"We welcome the finish."
The Workmen's Compensation Act
in British Columbia must be just
about the right thing, as things are
at present, if one is to judge by the
flinching of the Employers' Association In this city. No wonder Provincial Secretary Schofield is kept
busy mailing copies of It to enquirers
in almost every portion of the world.
When the workers get onto them-
selves there vdll be lots of this kind
of protective legislation in more
places than British Columbia. A
government that will tinker with
, this legislation, at the Instance of a
few Industrial .kings who know no
law but profit, places Its political,
body on the operating table, add
when the electors get through with
the job there will be more than an
appendix removed.
Tbe Saskatchewan Labor Realm, a
breezy little labor paper published at
Regina. and edited by Hugh Peat, Is
to be issued a* a weekly from this
date. The Realm being practically
the only paper espousing the cause of
Labor between here and Winnipeg
the responsibility of Bro. r Peat ia
ratherdelicate, inasmuch as the
hosts of labor throughout the praJ-
WM*W^WfTf* J""* *w*ke,ning to
the possibilities of political action on
their own account. To guide and ad-
inder such circumH
, is a task that will require all:
the energy and determination of any.
. And upon The Realm a good
il wtiti ittpend as to what the fu-
w ajfcWelore for the workers of
that iocallty.
There, hi * rJimcrowiiPlM��diial
trade, and labor council with head-
. quarters in Ottawa, masquerading
aa a "labor" piganleuMon, which
should receive a quietus at the hand.
of Canadian wage-earners. It is composed of soreheads and nincompoops
who rofused. tp^piy regutarily-voted
assessments to their respective In-
ternational unlrns. There are only
two, musical organisations, one in
Vancouver, the other In Victoria,
hitched to It In the west, and I* the
rest of the bunch back east were "organised" under similar circumstances
the member, ought to be ashamed to
look Into a mirror.
W. ��.
About all the average wage-earner
knows of sports, theatres, recreation
or other pastimes, is limited to such
aa he reads of���just before dosing
off to sleep. The paper he reads la
nerved and run in the interests of his
employer; and the reason he goes
to bed to read, Is because he's too
tired to sit up with his family. And,
anyway, the boss requires all the surplus energy thst can be produced by
sleep. So dig In, and���If you like
it, why continue to vote the same
political ticket as the labor-skinner.
According to press reports from
England the ruling class Is having a
difficult time to secure recruits for
the army, which Is rapidly degenerating In Its physical standard. Morally
it's already as rotten as Is possible.
The workers are beginning to see the
purpose for which armies, militias,
courts, judges, penitentiaries, jails,
bullets snd bayonets are used. And
why they sre used. Getting rather
weary of fighting and spilling blood
for others' property, as It were.
The construction of the Grand
Trunk promises to be a repetition of
railway work the world over, if one'
hi to judge by the autocratic methodsj
in vogue already around Prince Rupert. The conditions are simply
fierce, and will be worse. The glutted
.condition of the labor market Is making this possible. In their anxiety
to secure a "job" the unemployed are
flocking North only to find the most
brutal treatment, and no certainty
of work at
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the unions, aa ,at,_ present
constituted, are put to it, the members will do the right thing at the
the employers will
the next weapon a more effective
rid of public nuis-
y neretofore adopted.
With the powers of state In the
hands of the workers the shoe will
be on the other toot. And the
"terse." are sure busy digging their
own political graves. itfmtt
* Most of the sawmi 1 Is on the Pacific
available;  lots of cars to transport
it; plenty of men willing and
\o do the work; and North
era that need the product, bn| Just
that the owherj| do not see their
clear at thi. time to make lum
too plentiful.    It might affect ����
selling price, you know.
a^^weMMKjaa^^ej^yn   a��i\-$M$$
The province of Alberta, .vadwaybe
#Pli4li II *
contract with an eastern school-book
publishing house to supply books for
ten years. In British i Columbia,
where Labor Is partially represented,
the government has n^d a good
start at, free, text-books. All the
good things seem to emlnate where
Labor plays Its part   In the body
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Of course the Salvation Army
portatlons of human cargo froi_
glutted labor markets of the Old
Country are working; in fact, according to .s A. officials they all have
jobs. Certainly; but whose job?
Many B. C. workers can corroborate
the statement of these theological
employment agencies���to their sor
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There Is apparently to be no federal election until the crop reports
are In. If there Is a chance for
the wily old-party politician to
proclaim "prosperity" to the farmer.
and wage-earner, then all's well, and
the paid oratorical fireworks will begin. No matter which of the old
parties win, the aforesaid farmer
wage-earner loses.
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Better see that your name is on
the voters' list. If too late for Ono
election, you'll be on for the
A workingman without a vote Is politically classified with Indians, Insane Invalids, and���women.   The lat-
ter can only hope to secure the franchise when they demand It.
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The fishing season this year will
be light, gay the owner, of the Industry in thi. province.   The Introduction of the modern maci
conjunction with the employn*
Asiatic labor, haa resulted in all
benefit, of thi. natural
crulng to a couple of
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> Garment Worker.' Bulletin, of
Jhe genjaljjejn,
editor, predicts that the next decision of the courts affecting labor will
be to declare the union label, a mark
of boycott on all goods which do not
bear It and decide It use Illegal and
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When Patronizing Our Advertizers Don't Forget to Mention the Trades Unionist.
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We sett only the. best.   ^
/rnc��f5 an? the same as those
charged by other firms form-
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Head Office, 538 Pender St
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Bunkers. Foot of Smythe St.
OPPICB 3*07,
Kxpert    Labor-Skinners
Manipulate   the    SUve-Drivlng
Round Prince '
A. L. McHugh, one pf the beet
known contractor, operating In British Columbia, ha. taken a contract
for four miles of construction work
on the O. T. P., In charge of Foley,
Welch A Stawart, It la <af*bsa>vy
piece of work and begins.at a point
two miles south of Inverness cannery, a noetofflce twelve miles from
Prince Rupert    Mr. McHugh    has
The dally press despatches make
ITof the fact that a Los Angeles
woman ha. been In t a trance lor
eighty-one days. There is nothing
remarkable about It. Nine-tenth, of
the working-class have been asleep
all their lives.
Japanese sre almost exclusively
employed by Vancouver island corporations. One can see little else
from the car window between Nanai-
mo and Victoria.
done work on most railways built
in the Kootenay district. RosS^A;
Carlson have secured a contract for
a mile at Prince Rupert; Craig Bros,
have taken a contract for clearing
four mile, of right-of-way, and Angus Stewart has two piece, of work
in view, but haa not yet signed a
Organized labor must In future
spend more money in electing their
own representative, and less on begging for legislation In the lobby-
rooms.   If you don't believe It watch
the anxiety of your employer, on
election day.
There 1. no need to know the
name of a printing firm to determine
its attitude towards union labor.
Simply demand the label; the rest Is
The sands of English Bay produce
a fine specimen of flea. These are
not the only specie, of parasites,
however, on the Pacific Coast
There sre enough carpenters and
building tradesmen In Vancouver to
nearly duplicate the town In a year.
The "stay-away" sign might be all
right but stay away where? It appears -to be the same elsewhere.
When the workers make election day
their Labor Day It will be different.
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If the Unions on the C. P. R. system do their duty, and federate for
the contest ahead, there can be but
one result���a win for the men. Then
let the fight be carried to the polls.
There Is where the bosses are weak,
and the workera strong.
If.you are not doing anything to
advance and maintain the Interests
of Labor, why just hold backcapplng
sessions on the ones who are. trying
to do something. The bar-room, the
street corner, any place will do.
::��yer notice It?
Have you ever noticed the. Chinese sewing-rooms in Chinatown,
Vancouver? Seem to be In operation
relentlessly, day and night, too.
The Canadian Allen Labor Law
Isn't worth the paper it i. written
on. It has become a screaming
What Women May  Do to  Advance
the  Trades  Union   Movement.
In Port Arthur the wive, of trade
unionist, h.ve organised a new
movement to be known as the Port
Arthur Temple Guild. It Is composed entirely of women, and has for
Its objects the raising of funds for
the erection of a labor temple, and
to provide entertainment of a social
and educational character, thereby
promoting fraternal relation among
the workers. The motto of the guild
is a good one, "By the hands of many
a great work is made light." Such
a movement deserves to meet with
success.    It is   an   innovation   that
other places would do well to copy
Let us get the wive, and daughter,
of trades unionists interested In our
movement. They will make things
go.���Industrial  Banner.
Tour hat, your clothes, your shoes,
your shirts, your suspenders, your
cigar, your printing: Do they bear
the Union Label?
How many Asiatics are employed
on any of the things already collectively owned and operated?
The various branches of the printing trades in Winnipeg have been
federated and a Printing Trades
Council organized. This includes
every branch, and materially
strengthens the various organisations which go to make up the Whole.
Representatives of each trade wilt
meet regularly In the Typographical
Union rooms, Tribune building.
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The difference be
is the difference between,
viction. ta^erfefenag
The Sailors' Union of the Pacific
has established an agency In Vancouver, B. C. The offices of the new
agency are located at the corner of
��pj|dAythfl Carrall and Powell streets, rooms
to-day 1 and 2: Postofflce address. Box
1365.    The agent, A, E. Simmonds,
e s con
has b%n*inc��reased frnir pages this
Issue and four more will be added
next time.'^hw uakteapuailehle should
will be on hand nt all times to attend to the wants of members In
tltar locality.    With
I.. ��� Imp^ wj eaMubit Jhi
nist    now cover, the
to British Columbia,
us one step nearer the
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A strong Retail Clerks' Union has
been organised by Thos. 8. Harold:
at Lethbridge. Alberta. A Cook, and
Walter.' Union is on the way; aleo(h/
Plumber.' Union. tShe, Paintara*
Decorators and Paperhangers* Union
last month, too.
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The Trades and Labor Counc
Revelstoke and Fernie, B. C,
to be rather quiet There ehouM
plenty of Mope and work for them
to do In these glorious days of "thn
growing time."
The Oranby Mining and' Smelter
Company, of the "Boundary district,
seems to nave been able to declare
much bigger dividends than its entire
bunch of employees, according to>
the Wall Street Journal.
Wm. Davidson, district organiser
of the Western Federation of Miners,
with headquarters at Sandon, waa ai
visitor to Vancouver last week oa
his way to up-Coast point.. Bro.
Davidson Is the Socialist candidate
for the Federal House in the Root-
ex ay electoral district, and haa ai
good fighting chance of election.
When you buy a cigar.
When you order a custom-made.1
suit of clothes.
When you buy a ready-made suit
When your laundry come, borne.
When yonr grocer or butcher sends
you printed matter such aa billheads,
When Patronfctng Our .A*^^^
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Opposite Orphesun Theatre
A* Chapman,
SIS Pender St.,
stock of the   CrowV
Kest Pan. Coal Company ha. beer
Increased from $4,000,000 to t.C,-
000.000. This means that the r.An-
���ers In their employ can die enoti,:h
-coal to pay their own wagei and
the normal rate of Interest on that
Nomination, foe the Federal constituencies throughout the West are
now being msde by all three parties.
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The Royal Bank
Of Canada
Capital    $ 3,900,000
Reserve Fund   ...     4,300,000
Total   Assets    40,400,000
Five Branches In Vancouver.
Seventeen Branches In British Columbia.
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At nil    Branches    up-to-date;
tion  to the Smallest
of Accounts.
I. your union affiliated with the
local Trades snd Labor Council?
The Vancouver Stage Employees'
Union Is well organised and have
agreements with all the play houses
in town.
There 'are two unfair print shops
in Vancouver which cannot furnish
the Label. Just demand the Label;
nothing more.
Haa your union selected a press
correspondent for The Trades Unionist yet? If so, is he representing?
Look In the book and see.
The Electrical Workers' Union Is
waging a vigorous campaign for
agreements In Vancouver just now,
and with some degree of success.
Charley Durham, an old-time member of the one-time Fishermen's Union, Is In the city from the North,
for a week or two.
The Bartenders' Union is constantly increasing its membership and
adding additional fair houses to its
list. They also have a live bunch
of delegates to the Central Body.
The Bakers and Halibut Fishermen recently secured charters from
their respective Internationals In
Vancouver, and have affiliated with
the Central Body.
A remarkable number of school-
age employees seem to be coining
profits for Vancouver concerns.
What is the officer of the School
Board doing about It?
The local Typographical Union has
engaged permanent headquarters In
Labor Hall. Toe membership is now
well over 150. Secretary Benson will
announce regular office hours next
The Laundry Workers' Union has
n-bmit ted a new wage schedule to
the Union laundries. That eight-hour
day clause of tag Provincial Factory
Act doesn't seem to have gone Into
force yet. How about It, Mr. Attorney-General Bowser?
Negotiations for a wage schedule
between the new Vancouver Brewery-
workers' Union and the Vancouver
Breweries, Ltd., are In progress, but
hot yet concluded. The Trades Council organisation committee Is assisting in the work/
. .
The employers of thn B. C. Electric Railway in all the Coast cities
Do your delegates to the Trades
and Labor Council attend regularly?
If not, elect some that will.
Every member of organised labor
in Vancouver should pick Up all tne
non-labelled printed matter in sight,
and hand it to Acting-Secretary Pettipiece, or leave it with Treasurer
Burns at Labor Hall.
, The Detroit convention of Bricklayers and Masons, following the example of the United Mine Worker,
of America and other unions, adopted
resolutions demanding "full cltlsen-
shlp for sll women."
The busiest man in Vancouver today is Harry Cowan, who hss charge
Printing Trades Council. Effect! v
or tne Label Campaign for the Allied
work Is being done so far, and the
work has only begun.
The Vancouver Trades and Labor
Council owns its own hall, a property
worth $50,000. There Is only a mortgage of some $800 against it, and
this will be wiped off this year It the
unions do their duty to the Central
Pres. McVety of the Trades Council, who is also secretary-treasurer of
the Western Division of the Machinists' Union, has been in Winnipeg for
some weeks in connection with the
C. P. R.'s ukase to the employees in
the mechanical departments of that
huge system.
There are quite a number of idle
and partially-employed printers in
Vancouver Just at present. But thousands of dollars' worth of printing
is sent out of town by "patriotic"
business men just the same. And it
doesn't bear the Label, either.
The Cigar makers' delegates to the
the Trades Council report that If the
trades unionists of Vancouver were
to buy none but local label cigars
there would be over 200 members of
that Union at work in this city. The
same might be said of the Tailors
and Garment Workers' products.
The local Teamsters' Union is not
displaying much evidence of life
these days. The International officers at Indianapolis have promised
to send an organiser to this territory
at no distant date. Good work could
be accomplished by the right man.
There's lots of material to Work on.
Motor-drivers are eligible as members of the Teamsters' Union.
impany in an cases.   None
nnlon labor Is employed on the' system.   - ��':-i ������       *r
,:-t"*^ ^^IrHlah Columbia
^Compensation Act can be
mailing a card re-
to Provincial Secre-
ld, Victoria, B. C. Have
the secretary of your union
few copies at next meeting":
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V. s. Gilmer. Secretary
J. W. Otlmer, Vice-President
PHONE 3887.
Wide Awake
Vascouver, B. C.
CABLES: Owl, Vancouver.
.Fift������vi Hundred Applicants In, One
Day at  Toronto for Even
Farm-hand Jobs.   .
W. R. Trotter, Esq.
Dear Sir:���Another line to tell
you that the labor condition, in Toronto have not changed; thousand,
are still out of work. I cannot understand why tbe Salvation Army are
sending men to British Columbia,
when they admit that the condition.
are no better there than in Ontario.
Just to test and see how many men
in Toronto would leave thi. city and
go on farms In British Columbia, our
secretary inserted an Ad. In the
Telegram just for one day, and in
reply 1 have in my possession* 1,500
(fifteen hundred) replies from men
willing to go. This will give you an
Idea as to labor conditions in Toronto. My own opinion is that a halt
should be n��ado for a while, and an
effort made to place the people already here Into work before advising others to leave their homes in
England to come to Canada. We are
getting lots of wintry weather; suppose you are having spring. Make
what use you like of this letter.
With every best wish for success In
your work.
I am. yours truly,
Toronto, Canada, March 6th, 1908.
Thousands Wear
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Look for this Label on all printing,
^nd assist the Printing Trades by
asking your storesmen and friends
i    ��� u '      ���w
to have it on their printed matter.
m, . . .. ��� The following is a list of the Union
printing offices In the city. Ton can
get the label put on your printing
at any of these places snd you
should not forget to ask for It. It
��� will not be put on unless you do ask
for it:
Advocate Mt. Pleasant; phone
Bolham & Hornet. 40 Hastings St.
Phone B2379.
B. C. Printing and Engraving Co.,
corner Homer and Smithe Sts.;
phone 372.
Clarke A Stuart, corner Seymour
and Cordova;   phone 8.
Clelland A Welsh, 629 Pender St.;
phone 2578.
Evans A Hastings, 125 Hastings
��t.; phone 189.
Farrow A Jewell, 626 Westminster
Ave.;' phone 3711.
Ham, F. N. & Co., 660 Granville
St.; phone 586.
Hughes A Elklns, 628 Pender St.;
phone 666.
Jackson 4k Morrison, 163 Hastings
St.; phone 772,
Kingsley, E. T., 165 Hastings St.;
phone 824.
McColl  B., North  Vancouver.
Nicholson, J. C. A Son, corner Second Ave. and Arbutus St.; phone
North Vancouver Express.
News Advertiser (Job), 301 Pender
St; phone, Branch Exchange. 8 9
and 40.
Oxford Piesa, Howe St
Po.dde, G. A., Richards St.; phone
. Thomson Stationery   Co.,   Hasting.
St.; phone, Branch Exchange 3620.
Trythall & Son, 549   Seymour  St.;
phone 1320.
White & Bindon, 112 Hasting. St;
phone 1622.
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ask your printer to use the UNION
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At the March meeting of Baltimore Typographical Union, ~m:iTt"
the following resolution wsa unani- ,
mously adopted and ordered to be
circulated under    the    seal of the
"Baltimore Typographical Union,
No. ia, desires to call attention at
this time to the fact that the eight-
hour fight. Inaugurated under the
present I. T. U. administration, haa
been crowned with
opinion /*
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Significant     Preamble     Adopted    at
April Meeting By a Bumper
Meeting of Delegate.?.
For the post two months the local
Trades and Labor Council has devoted considerable time to the revision of its constitution snd bylaws. Probably one of the, most
..yn'ncant changes enacted Is that
of tbe preamble, which now reads
��s. follows:
"This Council is organised for the
p trpose of ; voicing the needs and
aspirations of Labor, legislatively
Pitt1 otherwise; and to provide a
p'a< o for worthy member, of Its
affiliated unions to participate, In
tab discussion of those practical
problems upon the solution of which
cejKM.diJ their welfare .. worker.;
Sdlvidually and collectively. With
e introduction of the modern machinery of production, and the
harnessing of the force, of Nature,
1. 1. only fitting that the wealth
producer, should participate In the
benefit, derived. We, therefore
pledge ourselves to unceasingly demand a universal work-day of eight
hburs or less; so long as labor-
power Is sold as a commodity. We
believe there is mpre efficacy in
electing working-class representatives to write the law than by sup-
tory methods; and our efforts
be more In that direction In
wi j are firmly convinced
ie future belongs to the only
people In human society���
the workl*"*^**""
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neon oue
to two great causes���the seal, devo- uIStMINHTKH CENTRAL BOD
tion. and fidelity Of the membership
that never, faltered; in the onward
march, and to the wise diplomacy,
and superb generalship of our International   officer.���James  M.    Lynch
Such serv-
Report of Municipal  Committee
District Labor Council, Toronto,
We would call your attention to
lie present unemployed problem
that Is crying for a solution at the
present time in the city. The City
Council has made a feeble effort to
provide employment for the hundreds
of workmen who are anxious to sell
their labor power In a market overstocked    by   the  misrepresentations
and John W. Bramwood.
Ice should not fi
"Nothing wo
vlve the broken
integrating remnants o:
tae than the new. that the I. T. U. had
cast a vote of "no confidence" In the
men who have been In command
during the great eight-hour contest,
and no surer deathblow to the Ty-
pothetae can be delivered by. the
membership than a renewed declaration of its confidence In their masterly ability.
"We therefore believe that the Imperative demand of the times is the
overwhelming . re-election    of Presi-
An executive meeting of the ne
ly-organtievj Trades and -Labor Co
ell  at New  Westminster,  was
on Saturday evening last fin the
lumblan committee room., at
rafting |e*|by-law. and
date and place of m
ken up.   Judging from the
tivlty of the delegates tp; the Con
Body they Intend    to accept th
share of he responsibilities of o
ized labor in formulating and gu
Ing Its future destiny.
The Trade. Unionist hopes to ha
a correspondent from the new Couf ���,
ell to report Ita proceeding. In net
o? such organisations as the Manufacturers' Association and the Salva-    dent Lynch and his associates in the
tion Army, but up to this present     eight-hour fight, the men who have
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time they have only appropriated
sufficient money to give a few of the
unemployed a few days' work. In
many cases willing wsge workers
have been compelled to accept charity to continue their existence, snd
your committee would further recommend that this Council places Itself
on record as holding the Manufacturers' Association and Salvation
Army jointly responsible for -much
of the unnecessary suffering among
the unemployed of the city, many of
whom are victims of the misrepresentation' of these two organizations.���
Signed in behalf of the Municipal
Committee,    . ,.[
WM. OLOCKLINO, Chairman.
March 3rd, 1908. -;-���,
accomplished economic marvels In'
the few years of their Incumbency
as the heads of the organisation.
Vancouver's New   Experiment   Wi
Bd Open for Bualnee. Shortly.
The new    Vancouver ���  Muntcli
Market la almost  completed,
menu |r*J being made
authorities; to bavi
and tne 'market, so that
According to a    Japanese   dally    farmers can place their produce o$
newspaper, published In Vancouver,    sale fresh from the soil.   A city
there are a few Japanese ''agents"    dinnnoe    I.    proposed    prohtbl
here matting a good (thing   out. of    huafMffng round the city, which
smuggling their    countrymen    Into    compel the Chink, to pep* the Ian
Morgan's land; another evidence of    lord in future,    the result of
the Jap's modern commercial adapt.- . Market will be watched with
blllfy. est,
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Vancouver, B. C.
Political parties In Belgium are
organising for a struggle over" thn14
Congo Annexation BUI. Tbe gov-
"~~" ernment supporters are anxious to
hive the bill passed before the general elections, while the Labor par-
tie, are determined to make a strong
fight against this course.
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unions have <
bor to the erection
friendless children.   They will   ask
that no contractors be permitted to
make a profit from the work.
(Ualon Mad..)
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Presumably capitalist production
ia one atagn of experience through
which mankind meat pass on its
Journey from the lowest form of
savagery to the highest type of civilisation. That this stage waa entered upon during comparatively recent time. Is a matter of written history. That It la rapidly nearlng Its
close h. aa plain aa a pikestaff to
any one who Is not absolutely blind
to the significance of the signs and
portents that now flash along the
social and Industrial horizon.
Capital must grow, or It must
die. So long aa It can increase ,ln
magnitude Ita permanence is assured. When It can no longer do
this the death knell of capitalism
haa sounded. It will be swept Into
the rubbish heap of history along
with Ita obsolete predecessors, feu->
dallsm, chattel slavery, barbarism
and savagery.
' Capital grows from the exploitation of labor nnder the wage-process.'
Labor-power la a commodity, the
owner of which (the laborer) la
forced to sell In order to obtain the
price of the food, etc, necessary to
maintain his existence. Aa he own.
no mean, of production through
which to transform his labor-power
if     'i"i'
Department Stores.
bating, and a
Into the neceaaiiea of life, he can
than by selling this labor-power to
the owner, of means of production
(the capitalists).
The value of labor-power la determined In the same manner as the
value of any other commodity, 1. e.,
by ita cost In necessary human
labor, measured by time. For instance. If thn productive power of
labor armed with thn modern tools
of production, Is aufllclent to enable
the average laborer so equipped to
produce enough of the necessaries of
him a whole day, the value of his
labor-power for one day will ha
equal to the value of the product of
one-half dcye labor. Twin value
mill be expressed In his wages for
one day.   This will be handed him
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cry out for soup or Maud In the
"bread line" for hour, to get a cup
of coffee libel and a stale bun. The
entire mechanism of capitalist production la thrown out of Joint and
the social superstructure erected
upon it rocks threateningly upon Ita
foundations. About the only cheering feature of the whole performance at this stage of the
happy manner in which t
wisdom rises to the
expects to cone with tbe difficulties,
There waa never a ruling class lb
history that, at Its beat, wan any-
in, say, one-half a day. to keep    thil^ hwt h tollable hunmftc*.    At
their worst they become such
found and intolerable nuisances that
human society, la sheer self-defense,
Is compelled to abate them no matter how nauseating the Job.
Aa a conglomeration Of gibbering
In the form of money with which he idiots, the present ruling clans Is perfection Itself. In the face Of the
moat aerioua "industrial depression"
that haa ever atruck their infernal
thieves' game, and which threaten.
Ita complete collapse, the only way
they can discover to prop It up 1. by
the liberal use of the club and bayonet A.' the. misery of their cast-
off slave, become, more Intense and
their cries for soup louder, this 1. to
be met by an Increase of the police
force. , The gnawings of hunger are
to be exorcised by the vigorous application of the club or the deft
thrust of the bayonet.
From the ranks of the ruling class
and its horde of apologists and pro-.
curers there comes no suggestion of
any other solution of the problem
which is pressing so heavily upon
every land, except the use of force to
suppress the misery that capitalst
production has spread with such
lavish hand.
, But "fools rush in where angels
fear to tread." The gibbering Idiots
who constitute the self-ordained
rulers of the world to-day are goading their victims to the point where
human endurance will break down
They will then strike back with all
will purchase the aforesaid
series of life. In other word, hla
wages for one day will enable him
/to purchase the product of one-half
a day's labor. Aa he, however,
work, a whole day and is paid with
the product of one-half a day's labor,
or Its equivalent, tit la manifestly
clear that he work, the other half
of the day for nothing. The product
of his labor for this latter half of
the day Is a dead loea to him and a
clear gain to the purchaser of his
labor-power. It is a new value
brought into existence by the wage-
laborer and appropriated by the capitalist. The laborer received nothing
for it The capitalist received it aa
a reward for hla "thrift, industry
and abstinence," aa any one can
plainly see.
With its millions of wage-slaves
producing new or "surplus value"
for them the capitalist, receive a
rich reward for the practice of the
above-mentioned virtue.. All goes
serene for a time. Then there arises
across their path a stone wall of difficulty that brings them to a sudden
The surplus-value    (profit)    that
accrues" to capital must be disposed the ferocity of their savage forbears
of or capitalist production will choke
to death. 8ome of this surplus will
he used up by the capitalist, in the
way of .personal expenses. It cannot all be disposed of In thin way,
however. The balance, must be Put
ont In the form of additional capital.
It must he added to the balk of capital previously held. This, In turn,
the volume of surplus-
value and  thus still  more rapidly
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are fields of i
when driven to bay. After the
scrimmage Is over the. stock of gibbering idiots and their retainers
will be somewhat less than at present
Come to think of it ruling class
wisdom is a misnomer. No ruling
class ever possessed any such attribute. The ruler, of the prsaent,
just like their predecessors, hold
their right to role and rob, not be*
^^���wa^Wj.apy wieeoni, wui.
see over whom they rule
every net
Satisfaction or
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The allied trade.' and labor association of Ottawa, is sending out
circular, to all union, locally, aak-
Ing for weekly contribution, for nse
eventually for election purposes, federal, provincial and municipal.
London (Ont.) Typographical Union Is seeking to have the union label
placed on the city's printing. The
Trades and Labor Council 1. helping
toward, the same end. City Solicitor
Merldith In 1898 ad vised the city
that It was perfectly legal.
When giving an order for printing,
ask your printer to use the Union
Label. It will be a factor In the
amount of your sale.. Tour customers are watching your printing.
A list of union offices will be found
on another page of the Trade. Unionist.
An effort 1. being made by the organisation committee of the Edmonton, Alta., Trade, and Labor Council
to organise a Breweryworker.' Union, so reports Secretary Healey.
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Demand the label ami
yet Inclined to doubt this
ail doubt dispelled wit
336  Hastings  St,,   Vancouver.
If you   wish   a   flrst-clas.
course id Bookkeeping Commercial     Law,     Penmanship,
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clothes   here   from   Hat    to
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matter of
principle with
us, therefore we keep a full
stock of���
Union Hats
Union Suits
Union Shirts
Union Sock.
Union Overall.
Union  Smock.
Union Suspenders
We draw your attention to
thi. In your own paper. Show
us our principle Is justified.
81 Hastings St
Opposite Tram Office
Two exceedingly interesting, not
to say disgusting, contribution, have
recently bean made to the usual
. spring subject of immigration. Officers of the "National" Tradea and}
Labor Council have gone out of their
way to condemn the Tradea and Labor Congress of Canada for having a
commissioner In Great Britain to offset the Canadian Manufacturers' free
labor campaign there, and Inter Mr.
Ralph Smith, ii. P., has risen up In
parliament to Justify and endorse and
presumably urge the continuance of
the principle of bo.pyUy^ftr.-
As far aa the "National" Tradea
Council Is concerned It cannot foot
the politicians as regards its status,
willing a. they might be "
its Importance. It foi
plaint against the
for taking steps to apprise
Ish mechanics of the true condition
of affairs in Canada because that
action may result in lea. British mechanics coming to Canada, while no
step, are taken to Umlt tbe coming
of Immigrant, from the other countries of Burope. In other word, it
la squealing because the   Oosmroai
haa Interfered with the plan, of the
' Manufacturers' association.
And thai Is quite natural, because
the so-called National Trade. Council Is the product and creature of the
Manufacturer.' association itself. Its
inception date, back to the time when
the late Hon. I. Tarte while a minister of the Laurler government was
endeavoring to commit that government to higher tariff. The Manufacturers' association were the
tors and chief backers of the
ter, and it was on his suggestion
that the "National" wa inaugurated.
One of the first acts of the new organisation was tite passing of a resolution calling for more protection.
Through the same Influences a printing plant was provided In the city of
Montreal with the object of publishing a "labor paper," but the annihilation of the higher tariff movement
led to a tightening of the puree
strings and all was lost except the
"National" Itself. Thus* it is not
strange that the officers of the "National" should find It so necesary to
be continually barking at the organised movement In Canada and be approving the methods of those who
are for open shops and crowded
streets In Canada.
When Ralph Smith gets up in
Parliament and, surrounded by a
crowd of applauding party politicians, defends snd glorifies the
scheme of bonused Immigration, and
that elfner the Canadian wage-earner
Is a craxy lout or else that he Is outrageously misrepresented. In neither guess will they be correct, for
Smith has less right to speak for -
Labor than almost any man In Parliament.
What, though, can we say at Smith
rising up to support bonussed Immigration and to attack Vervilie, who
had, aa president of the Tradea and.
Labor Congress of Canada, expressed
the attitude of the workers of the
country to that question.
It Is mighty title tha can be said
In favor of the . policy of paying
bonuses to people to ship other people to Canada. The practice is a
dangerous one. and none seek to justify it except ia the most expansive
generalities. In a country which is
protectionist, such as this is the
policy Is most iniqultious to load on
the labor people and make them pay
for It Speaking then, on the lowest
around, labor opposes the system si
monstrously unfair. But It Is
Ing less than a gross insult t<
political Labor movement to 1
ate that It la so s>nae a. to |
thai at*mere mtng up of the rot.
try. because frtwmporsrlly stimulates
tndm't^'u*1 on* step ft
"Three thing, make earth un
And four aha cannot brook;"
Ten, five or six or seven-
Enough to fill a book;
But of all "Tremendous Curse."
With which mankind Is curst.
A Poet when he Babbieth   ti.
la eaaily the worst
By a "Handmaid that la Mistress.
And a Fool that's full of Meat"
R. K. must mean the Beef Trust���
The likeness Is complete.
But though the Beef Trust, antics
Make Terra Plrma fret
A Poet when ho Babbieth
Can fret her better yet.
Thi true "an Odious Woman
May bear n babe and mend,"
But if Baby took to Dabbling
The fun. would never end;
And its rather odd that'Agar
Such  chance could overlook,
Por a Poet when he Babbieth
la the hardest thing to brook.
A Poet when he Babbieth' -
Ia swift at scenting woes.
In smelling far excelling
Our Lady of This Nose;
And when for woes he noses
With unnecessary smells,
A Poet when he Babbieth
Throw, the blame on someone else.
He blames tbe blawsted "servants"
For opening a bell,
But how the hell it got there
The Poet doesn't tell.
Praps he only smelt a smelter,
we can Imagine wall
a Poet when he Babbieth
A smelter smells like hell.
Wherever there is tumult
Wherever there is broil.,
Tbe Idle throned pretender
Seek, toll from honest toil;
(And whenever toll can do so
He makes toll toll to spell.
ny putting T�� in place of! .
The unnecessary 'I".)
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Ida) Hastings
strictly first-class.
Price, moderate. Always opea.
First-class music In attendance. Ail
union help.
You Will find mtl
Nobbiest Materials
*f  .; Best Tailoring
074 Oraaviile St
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The Belfast Evening
verely criticlaea W. B. L
Trade. Ctougreaa representative In
England, In a recent editorial, for hla
outspoken views on the malpractice
of emigration agents in Great Brit-*
ain. Mr. Trotter fearlessly criticised
the oollcyolthe Salvation Army
agent, and atnted that the emigration business had al way. been a dirty
buslneas, and that the Salvation
Army handling It at the present time
did not promise anything for their
future cleanliness. The Army, he
ealaLi waa a* buaT in Canada, hunt-
Ing for employers as they were on
this Hide in getting people to emH
>klng for employment JTha.
^     ��� .���_���__   ��� a J>S '. _. ����� a    m. - sBBsaaTJ
O blind, and deaf and stubborn.
When Will your minds be free?
When will
When will
yo** ears be open?
with their efforts to transfer people
from this country to swell the army
of Labor ^ ****
to the earth.
ty<w  W-; ��ra***t  ������
At a recant
brigade ran ove
an.   But pro;
nt any coat
settle the
the fire
of Labor to
'bwaween the mln-
of the Western
met recently.
Judge Myers presided. The result of
of the sitting is recognition of tha
Union and' the eight-hour day.
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Into the neceaaries of life, he can
obtain these things in no other way
than by selling this labor-power to
the owner, of means of production
(the capitalists).
WieimhmNs tig f1.1 f
Readquarter. for
Pare   Drugs,   Stationery   and
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Presumably capitalist production
la one stage of experience through
which mankind must pass on Its
journey from the lowest form of
savagery to the highest type of civilisation. That this stage waa en-
tared upon during comparatively recent time. Is a matter of written history. That it Is rapidly nearing its
close \fi on plain aa a pikestaff to
^wne^lbSaf^not absolutely blind
to the significance of the signs and
portents that now flash along the
social and Industrial horizon.
Capital must grow, or It must
die. 80 long aa It can Increase ,in
magnitude ita permanence Is assured. When It can no longer do
this the death knell of capitalism
has sounded. It will be swept Into
the rubbish heap of history along
with Its obsolete predecessors, feu-'
da 1 ism. chattel   slavery,   barbarism
grown from the exploitation of labor under the wage-process.
Labor-power Is a commodity, the
owner of which (the laborer) Is
forced to sell In order to obtain the
price of the food, etc., necessary to
maintain his existence. As he owns
no means of production through
which to transform his labor-power
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Cor. Haagtl
Vancouver, B. C.
Write   for,-
We Sell
IP    ;
Demand the label and assist your
The value of labor-power is determined Ih the same manner as the
value of any other commodity, 1. e.,
by its coat In necessary human
labor, measured by time. For Instance, it the productive power of
labor armed with the modem tool,
of production. Is sufficient to enable
the average laborer so equipped to
produce enough of the necessaries of
life in, say, one-half a day, to keep
him a whole day, the value of hla
labor-power for one day will he
equal to the value'of the product of
one-half dayn labor* This value
will be expressed In his wages for
one day. This will be handed him
In the form of money with which he
will purchase the aforesaid necessaries of life. In other words Mb
wages for one day will enable him
to purchase' the product of one-half
a day's labor. As he, however,
works a whole day and Is paid with
the product of one-half a day'a labor,
or. Its equivalent, It Is manifestly
clear that he works the other half
of the day for nothing. The product
of his labor for this latter half of
the day Is a dead loss to him and a
clear gain to tbe purchaser of his
labor-power. It is a new value
brought Into existence by the wage-
laborer and appropriated by the capitalist. The laborer received nothing
for it. The capitalist received it as
a reward for his "thrift, industry
and abstinence," as sny one can
plainly see.
With its millions of wage-slaves
producing new or "surplus value"
for them the capitalists receive s
rich reward for the practice of the
above-mentioned virtues. All goes
serene for a time. Then there arise,
.cross their path a stone wall of difficulty that brings them to a sudden
The surplus-value (profit) that
accrues* to capital must be disposed
of or capitalist production will choke
to death. Some of this surplus will
be used up by the capitalists in the
way of personal expenses. It cannot nil be disposed of In this way.
however. The, balance must be put
out In tne form of additional capital.
It must be added to the bulk of capital previously held. Thi., in turn,
increases the volume Of surplus-
value and thus .till more rapidly
furthers the expansion of capital.
At laattae IhnM J. reached. There
are no further field, of Investment
There are no longer new
a*aaaijiaw��a     \/ae|,n����| iau   uu
longer grow. Then the trouble begins Production is curtailed.
Many factories are entirely done*.
Mine, .re .hut down. Rail wave Jflj^
off large numbers of their employee*,
Wagea are cut here and .there.
Thousand, of hungry "out of work."
stage of the tame Is the
���, , , , ���I    , ��� t ���
cry nut for soup or stand in the
"bread line" for hours to get a cup
of coffee libel and a stale nun. The
ontire mechanism of capitalist production is thrown out of Joint and
the social superstructure erected
upon It rocks threateningly upon its
foundations. About the only cheering feature of the whole
ance at tl
happy manner In which ruling class
wisdom rises to the occasion and
expects to cope with the difficulties,
There was never a ruling Class Ih
history that, at its beet, was any-
thing but a tolerable hulsance. At
their worst they become such profound and intolerable nuisances that
human society, In sheer self-defense.
I. compelled to abate them no matter how nauseating the Job.
As a conglomeration of gibbering
idiots, the present ruling elan, hi perfection Itself. In the face of the
moat serious "Industrial depression"
that haa ever struck their infernal
thieves' game, and which threatens
Ita complete collapse, the only way
they can discover to prop It up is by
the liberal use of the club and bayonet Aa the. misery of their cast-
off slaves becomes more Intense and
their cries for soup louder, this is to
be met by an Increase of the police
force. The gnawlngs of hunger are
to be exorcised by the vigorous application of the club or the deft
thrust of the bayonet
From the ranks of the ruling class
and Its horde of apologists and pro-,
curers there comes no suggestion of
any other solution of the problem
which Is pressing so heavily upon
every land, except the use of force to
suppress the misery that capltalst
production has spread with such
lavish hand.
, But "fools rush in where angels
fear to tread." The gibbering idiots
who constitute the self-ordained
rulers of the world to-day are goading their victims to the point where
human endurance will break down
They will then strike back with all
the ferocity of their savage forbears
when   driven   to   bay.     After   the
scrimmage Is over the. stock of gibbering Idiots and their retainers
will be somewhat less than at present
Gome to think of It ruling class
wisdom la a misnomer. NO ruling
class ever possessed any such attribute. The m lers of the present
just like their predecessors, hold
their right to rule and rob, not be-
It I. the rule of
the club and gun. It is being proclaimed from the housetops by
every net of our capitalist rulers
and their hireling club-weUder.
military .eaassini Those who si
yet Inclined to doubt this will
aU doubt dispelled within the near
future. i  1
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Satisfaction or Mouof R
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Largest    Stock     of    Imported
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Goods In Vancouver
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The allied trade.' and labor association of Ottawa, is sending out
circulars to all unions locally, asking for weekly contributions for use
eventually for election purposes, federal, provincial and municipal.
London (Ont.) Typographical Union Is seeking to have the union label
placed on the city's printing. The
Trades and Labor Council 1. helping
towards the same end. City Solicitor
Meridlth In 1898 advised the city
that it was perfectly legal.
When giving an order for printing,
ask your printer to use the Union
Label, it will be a factor in the
amount of your sales. Tour cue-,
tomers are watching your printing.
A list of union offices will be found
on another page of the Trades Unionist
An effort is being made by the organisation committee of the Edmonton, Attn., Trades and Labor Council
to organise a Breweryworkers* Uhlon, so reports Secretary HealeyY
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386  Hastings  St,   Vancouver.
If you    wish   a    first-class
course in  Bookkeeping, Commercial     Law,     Penmanship,
Ortgg Shorthand, r
hand.      Touch     '
Mech an leal and CI vl
ing and Telegraphy.
instruction Individual"'.**���
Teachers all Specialists
B. J. 8PROTT, B. Ju. Principal
A.   8CRIVEN,   B.A.,
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When Patronizing Our Advertizers Dent Forget to Mention the Trades Unionist.
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TRAnnai U niOlvlBT, vANOOU
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Canadian    Northern    shop    men
reached    a  ratisfactory    agreement
with tha company, and there wtl| he
rhere's a bunch of idle union tailors In Vancouver. A demand for
their label from a portion of the
8,000 unionists of Vancouver would
put them at work. What the biases
la the use parading to union meeting If you'll wear an eastern sweatshop production? There 1. only one
way to secure the label���demand It,
add have none without it. if you
can't yet afford either the Tailor.' or
Garment Workers'  label, then paint
and go naked.
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Boost the label.
���awr^f^ir' Mm. '������ >	
J"- * H��yaty. Prealdent of the
Trade, and Labor Council. J. still at
Winnipeg In connection with the
Machinists' negotiation, with the C.
P. R.
i. -M��i If'if 1 *iYl   iff.1.. .}'���
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Kdltor Trade. Unionist: ��� The
Norfolk Convention of the American
Federation of Labor adopted the following:
���Resolved. That the president of
the A. F. of L. he authorised to call
suiting of one person from each of
five label organisations to .meet in
Washington State    Federation of     Washington. D. C, as foon as prac-
liabor has tadorsed woman suffrage
for the first time.   The   Vote   was
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a"con"feren"ce of flee iieCmber.rcou,   ^"^���^r^^?^^
Had.--   Union Cigars a
ate a greater demand-tor .union la^
2ktfflk    VawMlaaVVBr
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buys printing material and macnin-
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parade was arranged
ticable In conjunction with the prealdent, to devise way. and mean, to
best promote the advancement oil
hte use of and demand for niton, label products, and the publishing of a
label law digest."
In conformity with the above, the
conference was held in this city on
February 12. tbe International Typographical union, the Boot and Shoe
Workers' International union, the
Cigarmakers* International union, the
United Hatters of North America,
and the United Garment Workers of
America being represented; the undersigned representing the American
Federation of Labor. !:'
This Conference authorized the
undersigned to communicate with
the International unions. State Fed-
ern Canada, was to sail from Bug- �������ons of Labor, the City Central
landWJepri.'^W^^^ *>��"<* the LaborPress, and Organ-
ately take up organisation work In ���*". vgia* that in view of the re-
the Interests of the T, and U,C. of 0., eeht court decisions, that a special
beginning in <*�� M*��&L*n���*in^ and continued effort be made to cre-
for at Winnipeg, particulars of which
are not yet to hand.
 . .
A Federal Laborer.' Union with a
charter membership of 125 has been
formed In Brandon,.
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WIB Thfce Up Ooagree.  iWerk  in
ifnamhi OBife Jeosrtav
*or the
t^JSt-Hl   bt
her and union label products; ��� that
tbe officer, of the International un-*
ions shall transmit copy of this circular letter to their respective local
unions; that the City Central Bodies
be urged to inaugurate a system of
public lectures and entertainment,
with stereopticon views, for. the purpose of creating a greater demand
for union labor and union label products, and that the organisers shall
be specially active In thi. line of
It Is earnestly hoped that the
above matter will be given your
prompt iand'continued attention and
that ail organised labor*, will heartily
unite in this effort to create a greater demand for union labor and union
labor products.
���   ���Fraternally yours, ���
'��..;,  ..JaUUaV' GOMPERS. 7~
Washingtln, D. ��� C..<>>:r,
ery���controlled    by    trusts���ne I
absolutely no voice In fixing the price.
He pays the price demanded, or doe.
.t iaf
me provinces.
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the year a Kttle fire is required
lines onlv
���^*a.j^swya,llt,iVO(>i. ,  [Ui   til
meets  tt,e  ca^  exactly.    A little
ki.dllnV and Vehovel or two of soke
will tain the chill Off and make the
house coatrfbrtable.
ill    ��
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Try a ton, or half a
One ton, delivered
Half-ton, de
"The non-union employer, in his
love for cheap labor, usually hides
without. When he buy. paper
he is 'dictated' to in the name
manner.! Yet he maintains hla dignity and hla right to 'run hla own
business' just the same. When he
buys fuel, or personal necessities!
he has no voice In Using the price,
yet his vanity la unimpaired because
he Is 'running his own business.*
But when .workingmen Insist upon
the right to name the conditions
under which they will sell their labor, his dignity is offended, for they
are depriving htm of the right to
'run his own business,' and he will
pot be 'dictated' to by a lot of
greasy workmen." *f;;v'
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It would be interesting to know
the brand of "hooch" Jack Leheney,
a well-known character among the
Western miners, has been Indulging In of rate���If one is to judge by.
recent   labor  press    reports   from
IH Y'p
Igfl m
behind the | pretext of 'running his    Winnipeg.   Evidently a sort of jocu-
o w n . b u s 1 n ess' as an exc use for em -     1st dope.
ploying unorganized  labor.    He. de-    .---���-���., <~*.**~y..- ������       ������ ..^...^���������������.ly^ .;���
nlea the right of working people to   if  ^ &'&
hayea ypice In the cpnditions under
whlch^ihny iabpr, iyet he aiiowa othr
ers to 'run hi. business' without a
qualm.    If he wishes to    erect    a
*??9^��>    the     buUdlng    fampe4Jtor
ie still maintains that
ning his  own business.'
When Patrtmi^g bur'sdvertizers Don't ForgSf to Mention the Trades Unionist.
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There is new   evidence   that Mr.
Lemieux was wrong when he told'
.the Commons that the agreement he
had made with the Japanese government prohibited the bringing in of
contract labor, for we find the contrary statement of the Japanese'
foreign minister confirmed by the arrival of a batch of coolies under contract to labor In Alberta. An Ottawa
despatch Intimates that this Incident
Is none of Brilsh Columbia's business, because the Japs are merely
passing through this province.���Columbian.
A Kansas City clergyman has issued an edict against the "Merry
Widow" hat in church. Another has
tabooed the peek-a-boo waist. Women should wear something In'
church, these clergymen must re-
According to daily press despatches
the secretary of New Orleans Typographical Union has absconded with
a few thousand dollars. Such things
will happen; but what Local President
Hudspeth and his executive committee were doing while the money was
being "extracted" seems to be th*
real mystery. Hudspeth is now s)
candidate against President Lynch/
for the highest office within the gift
of the typos. f
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England, where the labor market
is chronically overstocked and starved to deaththere was a man wither
ed Into submission, is threatened
with a most serious Industrial crisis
which has begun by affecting the
employees of the railroad and shipbuilding companies, and is likely to
extend to every other branch of industry.
Nearly every railroad company in
England complains of lack of business.
Railroad managers admit that
they are at their wits' end to get
Some of the companies are Ioselng
thousands of dollars weekly.
Expenses are being cut down
The Qreat Northern Company is
already so seriously affected that it
dismissed last week several" hundred
men. The company's building and
repair works are closed every week
from Friday to Monday. Seventy
locomotives have been taken off the
road. Other railroad companies report substantially the same condition.
Altogether, England is enter!lg
upon a period of profound industrhl
and commercial depression and widespread privation among' the working class.
Press reports say nothing of the
other class, a useless bunch of parasites, who live by robbing wage-
earners, and keep another paid
bunch of hirelings���uniformed and
otherwise���to do their dirty work.
Secretary Harry Cowan, of the T.
and Le C, and Mrs. Cowan, have left
for a two months' visit in the East.
Mr. and Mrs. Ciwan will visit
Seattle,   Spokane,   Omaha, St. Paul,
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Two Arbitration   Courts   Kitting la
Wlajdaee>--w*wator Would
Have None of It
Manitoba he* already goA Its coal
mining dispute.. During the past
two weeks there have beep sitting
In Winnipeg two Lemieux Act investigation Boards, dealing with disputes existing in the Sourla coal
. field*. The Manitoba and Saskatchewan Coal Co. discharged all the
officer, of the coal minora' union and
Senator Watson, president of the
company, told the representative of
the miners that they Intend to pay
what they pleased and stand for no
interference of any kind. The United
Mine Workers referred the matter
to the Lemieux law. The case is before Judge Myers aa arbitrator, with
Prank Sherman, president of the U.
M. W.. acting for the miners, and
R. C. Crowe for the company.
The other investigation refers to
the Dominion Collieries Co. Sherman represents the miners In this
case also.
The miners claimed that the hearings should be held In Souris in or-
dder that their witnesses could be on
hand. It is likely that - agreements
will be accepted by all.���Voice.
A recent communication from
Draper, secretary of the Ti
Labor Congress of Canada,
tawa, say.:   "We expect that
Jser Trotter will arrive In Mont
about the end of May.   He will
to do organisation   work    for
Congress between Montreal and Hi
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The Clyde shipbuilder, last week
locked out one thousand woodworkers from their yards. This Is
an outcome of the dispute between
the Shipbuilding Employers' Federation and the Shipbuilders of the
northeast coast who struck, rather
than accept a reduction In wagea
and who have not been able to get
the Federation to arbitrate their demands.
Lockouts have been decided upon at all the shipbuilding yards.
Yards In the United Kingdom and
workmen In other branches* are being locked out.
There may be a complete stoppage
of the shipbuilding Industry which
would Indirectly affect no less than
1 ftulhm^'ata^
most emphatically decttei ��n invur.'
of a movement tnau.; ..-:.?.> I b> ifcu )
City Council, carry, is, all iln> miuiio>
by-law. by a large majority. The
by-law. carried provide for a municipal hotel, fireball and equipment,
and a traffic roadway on the new
CMC. bridge, involving an expendt-
tiro of over $100,000.
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The Moose Jaw. aeeJL, Trade, and
Labor Council is protesting against
the acceptance, by the municipality,
of a "donation" at the hands of the
most unscrupulous labor-sklnner that
ever went unhung���Andrew Carnegie. The worker, of the prairie city
seem to have a vivid recollection of
Homestead and the brutal treatment
meted out to members of their class
by Carnegie's uniformed ruffians, for
daring to act like men.
Be It said to the everlasting disgrace of other . Western . Canad
cities they have become accessories
after the fact In the outrage, heaped
upon Labor. Vancouver at tils'moment hj also to pat.ii.fun of noma or
hi. stolen and Ill-gotten gains.
When the worker, get what they
are entitled to there will be no need
to accept the blood-money of any
dustrial pirate.
However, it i* the worker. ��
selves that make these thin,
Minneapolis,  Chi
Ottawa.  NeW
In all European countries May
Day is taken by the workmen as
their own, holiday.. It is not granted.
it is a day of rest, of protest, and
of demonstration. In Montreal a
procession waa last year charged by
the police and broken up. This year
they marched In daylight. Winnipeg
decided to commemorate the day
set apart as the workera' day, by a
maas meeting In the Tradea hall.,
Addresses suitable to the genius of
.Sir 'MhTgAmiftft
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A ccrresponent in the daily, press,
O^ffcV-' wanta to know why
rr.de.     and     Labor  Council
busy and  organise the
ldrnaad any very- keen, desire to
el> themselves. - As soon as the
lerks give the Central Body any'
to believe that they want
is tan co The Trade. Unionist betas it will be forthcoming. The
,lf organised, could prove of
Invaluable service to the rest of
Union labor by pushing Union goods
to th. fjront And they could help
themselves by going after early-
closlng legislation, better sanitary
provisions, shorter hours, etc. The
young female clerks of this and
every other 'city In America, are
among the most exploited class of
labor on earth, subjected to the
whims and idiosyncrasies of both
customers gnd petty bosses alike.
By all means let the clerks take
the Initiative; the Trades and Labor
Council will do ita part
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An "Investigation" is to be held
by the Federal authorities into the
affairs of the Marine Department.
From what the workers of this Province know of Ottawa "Investigations" we may expect to see the
findings pigeon-holed slong with
those of the local "shanghai" case,
which was carefully "investigated"
after all danger of securing evidence
had passed. Incidentally, Mr. R. O.
Macp'herson, the present member
for this constituency, who promised
s local committee of the Trades and
Labor Council that he would see
that the legal expenses were paid
for by the Dominion Government,
in connection with the "investigation," has failed to connect. All of
which 'has a tendency to remind us
of  Ottawa  "Investigations."
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^Several of the largest Iron and
steel companies of Russia have
united into a single corporation controlling 60 per cent of the steel
manufacture besides . owning many
|JNjWa and coal mines. Russia is fol-
, lowing the same course of economic
development In which the United
State., the nations of Western Europe, and JapU have already gone
the, week
A meeting waa held in Vancouver last week by Japanese for the
purpose of completing the organization of a Japanese servants' organization.
The Jap boys who work in Vancouver home, have decided to form
a union, and they will demand an
increased and uniform scale of
wagea, and altogether the quality
and the price of service to be rendered by the Japanese will be affected.
. The first steps at organisation
were taken early last week when
fifty Japanese met They declared
that, an additional purpose of the
union would be the giving of aid
In various ways to newly arrived
Japanese' who cannot speak English and who are without experience.
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Six hundred bricklayers struck
work last week in Montreal, aa a
result of a decision. of the builders
to adopt a sliding scale, which
amounts to a declaration for an
open shop. Some time ago the
Union was notified that on May 1
the open .hop would be .declared,
e^tbat th. rata of wage, would
range from 35 to 60 cents an hour.
tsome year, the men have been
60 cents an hour, and expect-
he name rate. thi. year,
builder, claim that under tl
Cle the men would be
; to ability:  '
Patronizing Our Advertizers
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Dr. Hargrave has been appointed
to the newly created office of
Chief. Veterinary Inspector for Alberta, With headquarters at Medicine Hat Dr. Hargrave wall have
fourteen inspectors, twenty emergency men, a chief clerk and a stenographer on bis staff. The Inspectors
will be at various points in the province.
What is your union doing to
"advance and maintain" the interests of your class? How do you expect other union men to know anything about your efforts If no publicity Is given the fact. Don't you
think an exchange of opinions and
methods would prove reciprocatlve
to both parties? Then try and do
a little stunt for the Trees Unionist
for next issue. See address on
page 10. And, by the way, has your
union subscribed in a body at only
35 cents per capita?
Eight Socialist candidates have
been chosen by the party as
"A" and "B" candidates In the
four Toronto Seats. They are:
West .Toronto, Phillips Thompson and.F. A. Frost; North Toronto,
James Llndala and James Simpson;
South Toronto, Leon Tredler and
Lulgi Del Negro; East Toronto, Wilfred Oribble and E. A. Drury. In
East and West York the respective
Socialist candidates are W. L. Anger
and W. M.  Peel.���Press item.
There's one thing about James
Dunsmuir'8 hatred for the working-
class���the attitude Is heartily reciprocated; and purchased high offices,
mansions, yachts, world-tours, etc.,
do not seem to becloud the Issue.
Though occupying the first office of
the province this coal baron is guilty
of violating the very laws he Is
sworn to defend. The voters of this
province have made such things possible.
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The dispute between the West
Canada Clmpany, of Taylorton, Sask..
has reached the acute stage. A board
of enquiry haa been Instituted ���and
Judge Myers, of Winnipeg, has been
chosen chairman of the board. Geo.
Crow, of Winnipeg, haa been named
to represent the Saskatchewan Coal
Co., of Beinfalt, Sask., on the board,
which will enquire Into the dispute
between the company and Its employees. V
The Ottawa Street Railway employees have asked for a wage Increase of 3 1-2 cents per hour, to
23 cents for week days and 25 cents
for Sunday work. The corporation'
has refused the demand, and a strike
or a reference to the Lemieux Act
for abritration  may ensue.
The Barbers' Union has arranged
their hours so that Union shop, are
open till 8 p. m. its membership
Is gradually increasing and a number of non-union shops are on the
The membership of labor unions
in Newfoundland Is Increasing at a
rapid rate. In 1892 unions were almost unknown there. To-day they
exist in almost every branch of Industry, i
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I am traveling to the terminus of
the Dominion to get    a
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Terminus Cigar
a strictly Union Cigar and
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made In Vancouver.
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Have you ever stopped to
think what it would mean to
you were your home and its
contents destroyed by fire?
$6.00 to $8,00 per year^wili
Insure you for
such a calamity
warning from Vic
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The British. Columbia government haa Imposed a license fee of
*2.50 on all persons fishing for salmon throughout the province. The
time of fishing on the Fraser river
Is regulated also, dose periods extending over Sunday being provided. This is the next active step of
the local authorities la their effort
to assert their jurisdiction over the
fisheries, aa against the Federal.
A press despatch from Klmberl
South Africa, declares that
excitement  exists  as the  result of
rumored    plots   among the unemployed to  blow up  the  De   Beers
offices and other buildings.
The present situation is the out'
come of the recent wholesale dismissals of employees by the company.   The alarm Is Increased    by
the fact that despite the company'a The executive officers of the West-
custom of giving railway tickets for era Federation of Miners announce
any part of South Africa to its dis- officially that Wm. D. Haywood la
missed employees, a great many of m, longer connected with that or-
the former workmen still remain, ganization Boose. "Nut sed."
Both the offices and the . diamond
fOllttW^OAIIIi wj
 ~^^mt *#��'.
an application for the appoint
ment of a board of conciliation
investigation in connection with the
dispute between the employee, or tne
mechanical department of 'the* &. ��.
R. and the railway.
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store are guarded by armed men. day    profit-seekers must get em.
and night and other special precau-	
tions are being taken. of the Chinamen landed at thia
port last week by the Empress of India, 100 or thereabouU will pay the
head tax of $600 each, thus netting
All arrangement. h��ve been made    to **��� fforerament $60,000.
by the British Columbia government
for the distribution of free books
among the pupils of the different
public schools of British Columbia
after the summer holidays, thanks to
the Trades Congress' B. C. executive
and organised labor throughout the
C. P. Fullerton, barrister of Winnipeg, has been named by the C.P.
R. aa ita representative on the
Board of Conciliation to settle the
grievance of shop mechanics. Just
what there la, to arbitrate no one
seem, to know.
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At Ottawa the Building    Trades	
Council haa   called   a   sympathetic William Scaife, for the past eleven
strike of all union men from the new years employed in the office of the
Y. M. C. A. building, under erection secretary of the Illinois Bureau of
by Peter  Lyall  Alisons, the result Labor, has been appointed by Na-
of ���. strike of Builders' Laborers on tional President Lewis, editor of the
that structure for 26 cents an hour. United Mine Workers' Journal, published at Indianapolis.
The death of Chas. March, second
vice-president of the Brotherhood, Is
announced. He died In Montreal at
the age of 67: He waa first vice
president of Trade, and Labor Congress of Canada, and waa once a candidate for parliament
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Montreal Socialists attempted to ~~"
hold a demonstration on May Day on A Bill haa been Introduced in the
thj Champ de Mara. A procession Dominion House of Commons sim-
wa* formed, and, with red flags, ilar to the Eight-Hour Day measure
marched to the Champ de Mars, ac- turned down by the British Columbia
companied by a band. When the legislature for Railway and Corn-
Socialists attempted to make speeches mercial Telegrapher.. But it hi not
a large force of police, under even being given consideration thi.
command of Chief Campeau, appear- session.. The measure waa presented
ed on the scene and dispersed them, to the Honae by interested railway
���Daily press. organisations.
The Nelson News, edited by F.J.
Deane for some years, haa been pur*
chased by a Conservative syndicate,
and will cease to support the Liberal
party. The Canadian, edited by
Dave Carley, Conservative evening
paper, will probably be discontinued.
Vancouver members ot^organlsed
labor can assist the work of label-
boomers by collecting non-labelled
printing matter and leaving It at
Labor Hall, where "stickers" will be
applied and the matter returned
from whence It came.
D. J. O' Donoghue, parliamentary
agent of the Tradea and Labor
Congress, of Canada, haa been aek-
el to represent the Western railway
men In .the proposed board of eon- ||
dilation and Investigation, under the
Lemieux Act
A plan of the grain-grower, in the
Northwest is to have the three provincial governments purchase the i
ternal elevators and thei
terminal elevator, taken ever
Federal; government ! * a j
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The Attoraey-General of the province of Saskatchewan has given notice of motion to introduce a Work-
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Regina local unions are beginning
to wonder when their representations
for working schedules, submitted to
the Builders' Exchange some time
ago, will be acknowledged, and an
understanding arrived at.<'   y8
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Irrigation Plants.
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Owing to lack of fund, the Ottawa impovement eommiaeioa ha. laid
s large staff Of men who
k in summer on the
system of beautlflcation.
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purchased the entire
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the Tradea and Labor
Council Directory on page t. If your
address or other Information ia incorrect kindly notify the Secretary of
the Council without delay.
When Patronizing Our Advertizers Don't Forget to Men
la In a position to promptly execute
the largest, a. weU.aa.th. smallest
orders for the different grades of
thi.' very superior coal.
Phones: 2052, 1157, 675.      ��/


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