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 VpUJMK HI, NO. 3j��.t
ting forth the Council's  position
Pleased Custom-
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The question of free schooibooks
J|      ^T wan bitmght up on a letter from the
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Victoria Typographical Union.    Oonf
hie discussion ensued, end the
matter was left in the hands of a
committee.
Three meetings of the Trades and Delegate Outton called attention to On motion the members from this
Labor Council have been held since several bills that were before the city la the Provincial Legislature
the hut Issue of the Unionist*. The Provincial Legislature, which he said were aaked to support the Danger-
following Is a summary: were of great Interest to organised one Occupations Act                       <
February 6 them was a large at- aioor. The Parliamentary Commit- Receipt., ftf7.Se. disbursement.,
tendance of delegate* and much lm-v tee should keep clone tab on them. $145.75. >i
portarit business trniiaacteA. Ore- A committee waa present from the ��� ��� ���
dentin., were received from the fol- Oarpentore' Council to request as- 0n Pebruary 2ft. after the reading
lowing: Bartenders' Union. C. J. ehttancO In having a fair wage clause of tlM, minnte��. the following new
Ryan. 6. W. Curaock; United Oar- Inserted In all civic contracts. Thin delegates were received and obll-
ment Workers, W, Baton and Mrs. waa concurred In. gated: Barbers. P. Fowler; fctee-
Walker; Machinist*, J. L. Haddon The balance of the officers not <,&& workers. T. Thompson and B.
and P. Johnson; Bricklayers and Ma- elected at last meeting were then c. Knight; Iron htooldera, C. Crop-
sons. M. McLeod; Typographical, A. nominated and elected: General sec- toy, L. Hllderbrand and Mr. Curtis.
K. Burns, H. Keelanda, R. P. Petti- totory. Harry Cowan; secretary- printing Pressmen. O. Johnson; Bail-
piece and H. Cowan. treasurer. A. R, Burns; statistician, . #aC|__Mlkera. F, Hay. and A.  Fraser;
The   following   resolutions   were H- .W***''  Aerfteant-atrarms. G. A. Teamsters, W. Burrows. Geo. .Pettl-
passed:     Resolved that we, the Van- Kllpatrlck. piece ana N. McDonald.
couver Trade, and  Labor Council, A letter waa received    from the A    communication waa    received
haying in view the possible useful- Machinists' Union protesting against from W. R. Trotter, representative
nee. of the Labor Gazette to the in- the action of the Park Board in in- of the Dominion Trades and Labor
duBtrial  classes if the Information ceasing the rates at English  Bay; Congress in Great Britain, telling of
contained therein regarding the con- This was endorsed and the secretary the progress of his work In letting
ntry know
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M. Langtry
Satisfaction or Money Refunded
Up-to-Da
Tailor
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Largest    Stock    of
Goods to Vancouver
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Suits Made to Order
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Hasting. St.
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abrogated and Asiatic, excluded from
Canada.      Also resolution regard!
the action    of    Lieutenant-Governor
Dunsumlr in making    contracts for
Japanese miners,
need token on th
ance of Japan
immigra
feel impelled to ask: 1. Was
petition regarding exclusion presented to the House* 2. What action
waa taken with regard to it? S.
What action, if any, will be taken
re the Dunsmulr case? 4. Old
yon advise his appointment in the
first place?
Delegate Pettipiece reported that
Get on the voter.' list if yon want    the   Scotland   Woolen   Mills   was
to vote at the next Dominion elec-    union now as everything had been
tion. fixed up.
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dition of labor, organised or unor-    w��* instructed to write the board    the workers In
gaised, was similar to that collected ��� '     , ���   j
by them fortnightly do declare tiiem-     ^    jft*:... - ��� ���
selves in favor of the Department of Ka*a��&�� j&iaJ I **s*�� ^-~* ^ ^
Labor appointing aa their correspondent the secretaries of the central
labor bodies in the district from
which the reports Aro received.
The following from the parliamentary committee was passed, and the
secretary instructed to forward a copy
to each member from British Columbia in the Dominion House of Commons.
Some time ago petition, were sent
asking that the treaty with Japan be
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Head Oilice, 528 Pender St.
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Bunkers, Foot of Smythe St.
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the condition, existing in Canada.
Letters were received from members In local Legislature and C. E.
TIsdall. the latter explaining the
reasons that prompted them to, raise
the fees   at   English    Bay bathing
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The following accounts were ordered paid: Furnace, $65; water
rate, $6.40; J. Smith, $2.15; J. A.
Flett, $6.76; E. T. Kingsley. $21.30.
The following committee, were
struck: Audit, Sayers. Ferguson
and Mattison; organization, It. P.
Pettipiece; parliamentary, Messrs.
Kernlghan, Sellers, Dutton, King,
Haddon, Baker, Alckin, Hayes, Field.
White.
The treasurer presented his half-
yearly report, which had bon audited
and found correct. It was ordered
printed In the Trades Unionist.
The Vancouver members of the'
Provincial Executive of the Dominion Trades and Labor Congress reported as to the result of their mission to Victoria. They were instrumental In having the Government
commit themselves to the promise
that they would make a start in the
matter of producing some of the
school supplies in the province. Also
the eight-hour clause would be
ed In the factory act.
The Council's affiliation with the
Anl-Tuberculosis Society was again
confirmed and President McVety and
Vice-President Pettipiece were appointed delegates to attend the an-
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Railroad Magnate IngalIs thinks
"Bryan would sober down If elected."
Still, the country has no doubt
learned a lesson from the fate of the
woman who thought her sweetheart
would sober up If she married him.    tney
The news that Harry Thaw voluntarily shoveled snow for a couple of
hours the other day will do much to
convince some folks that he is really
Insane.
-.uiai meeting to be held In Victoria
on March 6.
All members of the various unions
wer.) urged to get on the voters' list
if they want to vote at the next Dominion election, as they close the
latter part of March.
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On March 5, after the reading of
the minutes, the following credentials were received: Street Railway-
men, A. Flske; Cooks, Waitresses and
Waiters, J. Tuttle, E. Carpenter, J.
McNaughton, C. B. Rodgers, Chas.
Davis; Tailors, J.H. Ley, F." Perry
and A. B. Paterson.
Letters were received from J. B.
Kennedy. M.P., Duncan Ross, M. P.,
J. H. McVety.
Mr. Ward of the Musicians' Union
was extended the privilege of the
floor and he gave an explanation
of the attitude of the Mount; Pleasant toward organized labor. <
The Parliamentary Committee presented a lengthy report, a number
of recommendations being laid over
until the constitution and by-law revision comes up.
The concluding clause of the report was "Whereas the Dominion
Trades and Labor Congress at its
last meeting In Winnipeg passed a
resolution demanding that the Government abrogate the treaty with Jape and exclude Asiatics from Can-
aada; And, whereas, the Winnipeg
Voice reports the Executive officers
of the Congress as stating to the
Government that organised lazor was
willing to give the understanding
with Japan a fair trial. Therefore
be it resolved that we, the Vancouver Trades and Labor Council, protest against any such statement and
declare that we .till stand by the
resolution as passed at Winnipeg."
On motion the matter was laid on the
table for two weeks In order that
the secretary may communicate
Secretary Draper and find out
been correctly reported.
was anally decided that a
committee composed of Delegates
Sayers, Malacord and Alckin be appointed to look into the whole raat-
tar
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The Clgarmakers reported that
things were very dull and that the
shops continued to lay off men. if
the union men would patronise home
Industry it would be different
The secretary waa Instructed to
write to the City Council protesting
against the- reducioh In laborers'
wages.
Secretary Cowan waa appointed to
act as business agent for the Council
for the .time being.
Delegate Mattlson wss appointed
to act on the Parliamentary Committee to fill a vacancy.
Receipts, $277.00; disbursements,
$213.89.
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Headquarters for.
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CHRIS.  FOLEY    THROWS
ON   GALLAGHER'S   KXC'l SKS.
Editor Trades Unionist:
In a speech recently delivered In
the Dominion House of Commons by
Mr. Gallsgher (of Nelson) on the
Lemleux-Japaneae agreement, that
gentleman has seen fit to use, or
rather misuse, the report of the Chinese-Japanese Commission of 1902.
for the purpose of excusing Mr.
Laurier for having violated his
pledge to the people of British Columbia on the matter of Asiatic emigration and to save the Liberal contingent from this province from
political annihilation during the next
election at the hands of the outraged
workingmen of British Columbia.
The commission, the gentleman Informs us, appointed in 1900 to secure evidence on Mongol Immigration
to Canada recommended (1), That
a head tax of $500 be imposed on all
Chinese immigrants landing In Canada, which recommendation after-
wards became law; (2) That similar
restrictive measures be not applied
to Japanese for the reason that in an
interview with the Japanese Consul-
General held at Vancouver that gentleman had given the commissioners
sn assurance that his government
would restrict the Immigration of his
countrymen to! Canada and stating
further that his government would
resent such drastic measures as it
was proposed to apply to the Chinese.
This report, ho tells- us, served aa a
guide in the policy later pursued by
the Liberal government In this matter.
(1)    As applying. to the Chinese,
the Japanese ab-
Vancouver who had no authority
give and certainly never gave
auch assurance to the commissi
ere. Furthermore this interview
before the commissioners began
Ing evidence and hence before an
LIGHT rec��mmendatlons had been made or
could have been made hrl rdiu mf
plying to either Chinese or Japanese
If, then, the Interview alluded
never occurred and farther, if th
consul at Vancouver never gave th*
assurance mentioned���which would
have been useless if given-f-and If
the commissioners had sent in the
recommendation spoken of before securing evidence to back It up, a. Mr.
Gallagher's statement Indicates, surely a government that would shape
Its policy on bo important an International question, based upon a
report of such an Idiotic commission, should take down its shingle
anl hand over the administration of
the general government, an it already that of the Immigration department of that government to the
The recommendation later made to
Mikado of Japan.
the government by this commission,
as the report will show. Is In substance as follows:
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The president   of   the   Laund
workers> was* af eiiut and protest
against the    way the   organisation
committee had left their body. Delegate Pettipiece. made   explanation,
THE CASCADE WOOD AND
Co., having purchased the entire
output of the only mine now
producing the real original
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the commissioners
Brtalhiy did
��w the gentleman spoken of.
lently the interview alluded to
was that held by the commissioners
with the local Japanese   consul   at
la In a position to promptly execute
largest aa well as the smallest
different  grades  of
lor   coal.    Orders
point
Phones: 2032, 1157, 675.
When Patronizing Our Advertizers Don't Forget to Mention the Trades Unionist. *
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To set the trade mark "Keen
Kuter" on any toil Is "to know that
ojt is the best.grade In its clsss that
It is possible to produce. Don't
take chances on unknown brands;
boy Keen Kutter Tools���every one
guaranteed.
For Sale By
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822 Granville Street
From the evidence taken It appears that the Japanese are more
dangerous competitors to White labor
than are the Chinese, but as Japan
haa already applied a limited restriction upon her subjects coming to this
country we feel that the object aimed
at (permanent limited restriction)
may be more readily attained by securing from Japan an agreement
making the existing restriction permanent.
The above clause hardly, I think,
justifies the creation of a new cabinet position at Ottawa, nor the clothing of the Mikado of Japan with all
the functions If not the title of Minister of Mongol Emigration to Can-
,. not, at least, until that gen tiers credentials as to reliability
have undergone a little closer examination.
Further, the government's refusal
to make public the contents of that
Lemleux report justifies the suspicion that old conditions are to continue with the Mikado of Japan, as
UMial, In control of the flood-gate.,
which will enable him at the instigation of corporation interests to periodically Inundate the British Columbia labor market, 'which will in turn
he followed by periodical agitation to
bo again followed by periodical limitation just after the order Is filled,
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uBttvaf it sflects the.interests of the
employer or the political necessities
misinterpretation
clause in the
of the
Again
which thia
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THE TRADES UNIONIST, VANOOuvkjv BRITISH COLUMBIA.
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report has been subjected to���as a
result of recent discussion���has likely created in the public mind, particularly those who have not road It,
Including, I believe, Mr. Laurler, certainly Mr. Gallagher, sad most likely the whole British Columbia Liberal contingent to the Dominion House.
I feel that an explanation is in order. As to the motive which
prompted the commissioners to modify the language used In the recommendation applying to the Japanese
as compared with that applying to
the Chinese*, while leaving them both
nearly the same In substance. In the
first place, taking Into consideration
the fact that Japan haa of late years
been making strides along the lines
of modern civilisation surpassed by
no people In the history of the human race, we felt that a-Jittle courtesy, while costing nothing, would
likely assist In securing the consent
of the Japanese government to making the limitation then applying, permanent, thus avoiding international
friction and trade complications, while
securing the end In view as well as
the friendship of s people with
whom we were in many ways Intimately associated.
Further, realising that the people
at Ottawa, to whom this report must
be submitted, were composed very
largely of the employing class to
whose economic Interest cheap, docile
labor would strongly appeal and who
would not hesitate to use any evidence of warped judgment appearing
In that report as affording these lawmaking, commercial patriots an opportunity of making a hypocritical
appeal to British fair play, although
that appeal may, as It generally does,
concern only the Interest of the few
at the expense of the many, as a
means of bringing the whole report
Into ridicule and justifying the government in the policy It has since
pursued in this matter.
C. FOLEY.
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ASIATICS IN SOUTH AFRICA.
Pretoria Trades and Labor Council
Kndorses the Attitude of the
Transvaal Government on
the  Asiatic  Question.
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Labor
has   ad-
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chief factor m the stand   that my
Council have taken up on this question. ��� Too must be aware that the
capitalistic tendency has ever been
to Obtain the most economic labor
possible���even child labor Is not despised. It appears to us that the
people In Britain are under the Impression that the white races oppress
the Asiatics. The reverse Is the
case.
The white races, be they mechanics, laborers, shopkeepers, etc. are
heavily handicapped by this race of
people, whose manner of living���
economically���Is not possible for the
whites to sdopt. The white workers In the Traasvall are In exactly
the same position as our comrades
In Britain are���namely, striving
against unfair conditions, and endeavoring to secure, by legislation,
and other method, the necessary betterment In our lives and conditions.
To accomplish this object we are endeavoring to profit by the mistakes
of the past. The depression in the
Transvaal    Is most    acute, a great
ananaj
Meat
For Good
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Go Direct To
C. 0. Lalonde
632 Granville St
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the twenty-four, they .mile blandly,
while a white worker 1. sinking to
misery through their detestably unfair competition.     Is all the blood
and treasure spent by our nation to
be sacrificed    to make   en Asiatic
Eldorado to tke ruin of the oombl
white  races  of the Transvaal?  T
opposition of the Asiatics to regis
tion by finger prints Is not acceptable;  their argument that it Is op-
number of our fellow-workers being    posed-to their religion won't hold wa-
on the verge of starvation, and in    ter.      In India registration by fin-
our struggle for the upllftment of
our comrades, we certainly Intend to
fight against a further element. In
the shape of Asiatic competition, being allowed to destroy our aspirations, and we feel that we should
receive the sympathy of Britain, Instead of condemnation.
On account of the Asiatic competition, the condition of the Cape and
Natal is deplorable. The Asiatics,
also other colored races, are working
at their trades, while white workers
are unemployed. A large shopkeeper in Durban employs Indians
only in his upholstering department;
a large furniture shopkeepera In Durban employs seven French polishers.
six of Whom are Indians���the other
one being a white superintendent.
These instances can be multiplied
Innumerably. The Asiatics, as we
know them In the Transvaal, have no
sympathy for the white races. They
have po Trade Unions, they are most
individually selfish, they work from
fourteen to eighteen hours out of
ger print Is frequent; but even were
It so. It is not practical or fair tp
allow religious sentiment to oppose
the law of the land. Having the
example of the Capa and Natal to
guide us, we are determined, if possible, not to allow such conditions to
exist in the Transvaal. We would
ask the workers In Britain to consider seriously the arguments placed
before them In this letter, and to consider what action they would take In
a similar case to ours. My. Council
recognises the great work your paper
accomplishes for Labor interests, and
trusts that you will receive this letter
in the best fraternal spirit. This
letter is a reply to a resolution passed
by the London Trades and Labor
Council just recently, condemning
the Transvaal Inhabitants for their
treatment of Indians. I remain,
yours fraternally,
FRANK NETTLETON,
Secretary.
Pretoria Trade, and Labor Council, January 20.  1908.
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The Pretoria
Council of  South
dressed the following letter to the
labor press of Great Britain:
"The Pretoria Trades and Labor
Council endorses the action of the
Transvaal Government re Asiatics,
and can assure the Government of
a hearty support of tne majority of
the worker, in Pretoria and district."
My CouncU feetajmre that of r M
low-workers in Britain
well acquainted with th
we w;
here.
an old proverb which reads.  "Self-
_|reserv��t.on fa the first law of Nature," and "self-preserv.tion" 1. the
I am traveling to the terminus of
the Dominion to get
Cigar,  .  .trictly  Union  Cigar
made in Vancouver.
When Patronizing Our Adversers Don't Forget to Mention the Trades Uni
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52 Water St, ���.���.-*��� .  .,,, a    .
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We carry the largest and most    complete    stock
to be found In the West.
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.   We can lit out in any style of shoe (Ladles', Gentlemen's or
Children'.) for
LKS3 THAN YOU PAY FOR NON-UNION  GOODS,
New shipments of Ladies' and Gents' fine American Shoes arriving dally.
See us before purchasing your next shoes.
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'ripie &it Shoe Store
566 Granville St
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Surely that ought to open
our eyes,to the fact of who are
favorably inclined to try and do the
right thing for us. ��� Lei us give honor where honor I. due. Those five
Liberals who voted for the amendment certainly deserve our
especially Mr. J aid i no, who on several occasions haa proved worthy of
some consideration at the hands of
the workers of the province and it Is
to be hoped that it wont be the last
time those five gentlemen will vote
with our leader. Mr.;. Hawthorn-
tbwaite and hi. little party.
An Act to Amend the Railway Aa-   (y*?1?*? .W
sessment Act 1��07:���Mr. Henderson   n""��n *mp'
(Lib.) moved, seconded by Mr. Jar-    BANCROFT at McJMNNON
dine (Lib.), that .the bill be referred    	
to committee of the whole house for
the purpose a! striking out sub-sec-    again are* with us, namely,
tion (1) and inserting in lieu there-    Yorston, Jardine. Jones and Hender-
of:   "(X)   That neither directly nor   son* who with   our
Indirectly shall any person of Ori-    Hams, Hawthornthwaite
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Everything strictly first-class.
Prices moderate. Always open.
First-class, music in ait
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PROVINCIAL   LEGI8LATIKK
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A Critklam of Those Who Make Our
Law. at Victoria.
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Editor Trades Unionist:
What promises to be a record session of the Provincial Legislature as
as attempts go to establish laws
for the betterment of the workers of
the province, is now taking place at
Victoria.    Every working man who
i any respect for himself and for
i class in general should try and
. himself and his friends In
doing, of unfortunately not our
.Uvea or they. would not
vote, as recorded, against our interests. Fortunately for us as work-
era we have at least three gentlemen
OOt of a total of probably 40 members of the Legslsture who have
proved, without too shadow of a
doubt, that they represent the working class of this province, namely.
Messrs. Hawthornthwaite, Williams
nod Mclnis, all three belonging to
that much abused, misunderstood
and libeled party, the Soclslists.
One has only to glance over the
following extracts from the official
votes and proceedings of the house
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A awe; awl comalttt stock
tf Clitsisi, Fe.riiis.ics,
He.    OealHir -aha Prices
144 Cordova St
and take particular notice the way in
which our so-called friends, the Liberals and Conservatives, join forces
to kill any measure that is likely to
benefit us. We will take for example
the bill to amend the Railway Assessment Act, which provides that such
exemption shall only be granted upon
the express condition that the lowest
wages paid to any workman for unskilled labor shall toot be less than
two dollars and fifty cents per day,
moved by Mr. Hawthornthwaite. ^
How they passed the notorious Natal
Act, Which Is causing so much commotion, for the supposed purpose of
protecting the white workers of this
country, especially this province of
British Columbia. One would naturally think that if they were sincere
they would at least pass legislation
that would to some extent curtail the
employment of the Asiatics in this
province, especially taking Into consideration the present state of ��the
white labor market But what do
we find. Here Is the vote on Mr.
Hawthornthwaite's amendment, to
the Railway Assessment Act on February 7. 1908:   .....
Yeas: ��� Jones . (Lib.), Yorston
(Lib.), Henderson (Lib.), Jardine
(Lib.), Brewster (Lib.), Hawthornthwaite (Soc), Mclnnis (Soc.),j Wlb-
liams (Soc). |.
Nays:���King (Lib.), Naden (jjjb.),
Eagleson (Lib.). Kergin (Lib.),
Munro (Lib.). Tatlow (Con), Me-
Brlde (Con.), Bowser (Con.),�� Cotr
ton (Con.), Ellison (Con.), Ross
(Con.) .Shatford (Con.), Gilford
(Con.), Behnsen (Con.), Haywarft
>n.), Parson (Con.), Schofield
(Con.), McPhilips (Con.), Thompson
(Con.), Hunter (Con.), Fulton
(Con.), Young (Con.), Taylor ((Con.),
Garden (Con,),*Grant (Con,), Man-
son (Con.). Mackay (Con.), Dovey
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Notice the vote.   Not   one   Con-
en tai birth or extraction be employed, either (a) In the construction of the said railway, or .(b) on
the exempted railway .during the life
of the exemption." Motion was lost
on a strictly party vote. Liberals
and Socialists for us, Conservatives
against us.
Notice that the motion was moved
and seconded by Liberal, and waa
supported.by the Liberals, but Conservatives to. a man voted against.
This goes to show the rottenness of
our form of party government as It
exists st present. Surely there must
have been some members of the Conservative contingent who must have
thought the motion was only fair,
but it goes to show the machinery of
the party.
Again on February 18, Mr. Williams (Soc).moved to add the following, as a new Sub-section to the
bijl entitled, An Act to Incorporate
the Crows Nest and Northern Railway Co.
nis, make a grand total of eight for j
the amendement. The other Six Lib- V,
erals and twenty-four Conservatives
voting against us. And yet yon
shake them by the hand on election
day. Another motion of vital importance to a great number of under- |
ground workers was Mr. Hawthornthwaite's bill, seconded by Mr. Mclnnis, "Whereas this Legislature enacted In 1895 an Act to. amend the
Coal Mines.Regulation Act providing
that no person should be employed
underground In any coal mine for a
louder period than eight hour, from
'bank to bank' (surface entrance into
a mine); and, '.<��&
"Whereas, this Legislature further enacted in 1903-4 an act.which
provides. 'Coal miners shall mean a
person employed underground in any
coal mine to cut, shear, break or
loosen coal from the solid, whether
by hand or machinery, .and after the
coming into force of this Act, possessed of a certificate.of competency
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"(21A) Provided always that . as such, and further, 3. 'No certificate of competency shall be granted
to any coal miner who does not satisfy the Board of Examiners that he
la sufficiently conversant with the
English language, and with the pro-'
neither directly nor indirectly shall
any person of Oriental birth or extraction be employed in the construction of the said railway." We find
by the vote that only, five Lberals
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of the Acts relating to coal
mining and rules and regulation,
made thereunder, to render hla employment aa such safe. And also,
that he ha. been employed In a coal
mine for at least twelve months previous to the date of his.application
for such certificate, and has sufficient knowledge of methods of coal
mining to render him competent to
perform the duties appertaining to
bis employment; and.
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the Government take prompt mesa- representatives, composed of the foJ-y
ures to enquire Into the foregoing lowing'efcA'e^ifo hj^Wjijr *f pel
matters and enforce the laws In que*- Solid rws* ��&A*H&n&Tfrl9*Jt
tion." McGuire,    Garden.  Macgowtn,    vote
Again we have another party vote, for any of those measures, but every
Liberals voting for the measure, but
not one Conservative. Surety Mr.
Hawthornthwaite moat have had just
grounds for his demand for an enquiry, or why should he call for it?
A miner himself, acquainted as he is
around tbst mining district, ought to
h.ve been enough for shy reasonable-minded men to at least have
voted for an enquiry, considering the
seriousness of the charge. Again
rotten party ism shows its hand. At
every stage of the game we See those
Socialist members trying to get In
some legislation to our advantage, aa
again witness Mr. Williams' effort to
get a new sub-section into the Act
to incorporate the Hudson's Bay Pacific Railway Co., on the same line,
aa the one he moved, for the Crows
Nest and Northern Railway. Again
we have a straight party vote. Liberals and Socialists lor, Conservatives against.
And Mr. Hawthornthwaite s Bill To
Regulate Employment In Dangerous
Industries met the same fate. This
bill would mean a great deal
to the worker, of the province
who are brought Into competition with the Asiatic Section
3, - which says, "No person who
shall fall to read or write this Act in
the English language, or In any language of Europe, shall be employed
in any of the industries named and
set out in section 4 of this Act.
"Sec* 4. The following ndustries,
for the purposes of this Act, shall be
classed   aa   dangerous   Industries:
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Terse Summary of What's Doing In
This   Live  Organization.
Building trade baa been slow but.
1. Improving. Quite a number of the
boy. got a start last month on the
new Court House and National Construction Cos job on Hasting. Street.
Several other smaller jobs taking a
few more. The members are gradually getting plaeeeVond all being well,
In a week or so other jobs now in
the digging stage will be ready for
r.' and the brickies. At our last
regular meeting on the 11th inst., .
there not being very much routine
business of any . account we gave
some little attention to our Trade,
and Labor Delegate', report these
being matters that should interest u.
as citizens (let alone as Unionists),
mentioned in report. Free text
books for. the schools. Park Commissioners action re English Bay,
bathing privilege, and the matter of
City Council appointing a Scaffold
inspector which I. badly needed in
Vancouver, the City just being at
that stage where ate) frame buildings and naturally higher buildings
are coming in vogue requiring to a
certain extent different tackle and
different mode, of handling the material which. ��� we, have got to get
used to.    In the case of a building
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Whereas, 1t V well known that
these and other laws for the protec- Coal mine, powdir works, sawmills. ��* <����' or n��� ���tore*i wito i�� h>ors
Uon of underground workers In coal quart.ee. lumber camps, metaffifer- ^^tt^^f7^^^.W?SJ*
mines are not Observed in the coal one mines, cement works, shingle on an S or |0-inch^plank with thst
mines on Vancouver Island, more mills, task and door factory, and
Hpally the mines operated by the planing mills."
Uhlon Colliery Company; and, Mr. Mclnnis had a bill in for. *
Whereas; it is also known that a   general eight-hour day.   U is only
too bad we have not more labor men
In that house, but we probably will
horde of Illiterate Orientals are employed underground In the mines of
Cumberland;   ��� %*&*���&& tf-5
Therefore, be It    Resolved, That    that not once did any of Vancouver's
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when he may have to carry say a
plank or a tressle. Plenty of men
who. may have never worked on a
building before find themselves in
that    position  and  hence accidents
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(rasPR and
them anil'* sutlery yourself.   We
goof goodsj for^g^-.Jssujt mo
some day.   It is worth remembering    ^DP611: <* ��.P��ok may he thrown
down carelessly somewhere with
the ond oyertaping a little too far.
Consequence,onetakes a step on to
it and down he goes with nothing
10 break his fall till he strikes the
basement. Something ought to be
done in regards to having contractors put down some kind of a floor
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second storey.   A little pmentlO#nt
worth a Whole lot of euro.    $#&fflh
WnWi^. who had'bU foot
Wmmh* Bsnk of Commerce Job.
but f. hot likely
** And don't forget to get you.
name, on the Voter.' List;
months in the Province and on<
months residence in the City, with
nothing to pay, entitles yon to a
vote at parliamentary elections. Be
men and don't be afraid of the
Poll tax bogle. You will have to
pay your tax * whether you are on
the voters' list or not. if the tax
collector bumps Into you. or yon
happen to work on the C.P.R. Unless your name Is on the list bo'oro
the last Monday In March yon will
not get a vote this year, so come up
end see me st headquarters, *tt
Hastings Strest, East.
Meetings for month of March:
10th and 24.
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Correspondent,
The auditorium of Labor Hall waa
recently renovated and is now one
of the most comfortable and convenient places in the city. It W af*^
able for concerts, public meetlnga,
etc. ��� All information as to prices
and dates, may be had from the
business agent at Labor Hall
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Local Newspaper Scale Signed Up for
Three v Years.���_-Who Pay. the
mil?���Asiatics, Labor Skinners,
Central Body Activities and An
Active Lnhel Campaign.
The newspaper scale in this city
waa "opened" last July, when capl-
allst development was at Its zenith
throughout the Canadian Northwest.
It was "closed'' In January, with
commercial inactivity on every hand,
and the labor market anything but
In our favor. A good deal of "negotiating" was indulged In; but the net
result reads: A dollar raise all
round; three-year agreement; no
place work; seven and one-half hours
straight; $25 day; $27 night. It
is not up to the "Sound Circuit"
standard as yet, but in these days of
financial panics, industrial depression, shd the process of elimination,
it is rather difficult to convince the
employers that they should pay more
for our particular brand of labor
power.
But here Is the way it works out:
Last February, when No. 226 got a
raise from $22 to $24, the newspaper
Publishers immediately raised their
advertising rates. Two days after
the present agreement was   assented
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A family theatre, catering to
ladies and
Automatic
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Programme
Monday,      Wednesday
Thursday*     oV
Continuous    perfo
to 8:10 p. m.; 7 to 1
ADMISSION 5c.
vaudeville    and
	
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to, a joint notice waa Issued that the
present subscription, price, after
March 1st. would be raised 84 cents
per year. In other words, the. printers get a thousand dollar raise per
annum, in one office, while the publisher will have to worry along on a
ten-thousand increase In revenue.
And of course the subscription rates
were raised "because of the constant
increase In wages," etc Then, to
prove that there Is nothing but calamity ahead for the poor publisher,
the advertising rates are to be given
another tilt.
But of this and other evidences of
"the survival of the slickest," we
cannot consistently complain. It's a
part of this glorious system, which
the workers themselves have perpetu-
sted at each succeeding election day.
The only point that interests me
at hi. time 1. the difference between
what the bosses solemnly affirm before a sign-up to be a fact, and what
actually takes place after the Ink is
fairly dry on an agreement.
Fruits of Importations.    .
It is estimated that some 16,000
Asiatic could be mobilised in Vancouver inside of forty-eight hours.
They are exclusively employed in the
Ashing industry in this province,
about one-quarter of the employees
are Asiatics; and the Lieutenant-Governor of this province, James Dnnsmulr, is president of one of the biggest labor-skinning mines of the
bunch. Fruit-growing, garden produce, laundry and domestic service
almost entirely In .the hands of
Orientals, Some of the moat ynlu-
able business property in Vancouver
is owneo oy tinmen, ana Japanese,
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plenty of opium joints, where over
100 white women, social outcasts
who hero fallen to the last depths
of degradation, are the Imprisoned
victims of those monstrous dens of
Iniquity.
So much -for this phase of the Importation of Asiatics by the good patriotic law and order industrial scalawags of this province, to whom nothing hut "profits for us; wsges for
slaves, " apells anything.
It must* not be forgotten by the
white wage-earners of this continent that then. Oriental. Have. No
Vote, and therefore no effective
means of protesting against the rule
and robbery of the ruling class.
Toe "White  Plague."
H. St. V. Hlckey, Cleveland, O..
la dead right whan he asserts that In
order to annihilate the "white
plague" we must wipe out the black
plague. Consumption is a product
of capitalism and one from which
none can flee. With the abolition of
the wage system the fundamental
cause of such curses will be removed.
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.to the boys to dig up and got busy.
Cowan Becomes Secretary and Editor.
Harry Cowan, an old-time member
of No. 228, has been requisitioned
into service In the labor movement
agsln. after a year o/ two of reeo-
luting that he waa going to keep out
of It. No sooner did he become a
delegate once more to the Centra)
body than he waa elected secretary.
He will also become the copy provider
for the Trades Unionist, Vice-President Pettipiece not having the time
to do the work.
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'A Masterless  Man.
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The subs.' side of the slip-board
is somewhat lengthy these days, bui
Vancouver was never known to hoist
the "keep away" parady of the grass.
We don't own the joss, anyway, ai
any .tags of the game.
ProataiuU.e Daily, tfttj*****-  .
The United Mine' vaHer. of
America, District 18, composed of
about 3,300 member.; and the Western Federation of Minors. District 6,
with some 4,000 members, are considering a proposal for the purchase
or establishment of a dally paper, to
he run In their interests, probably at
Nelson, B. C. It Is the intention
to make it a "news" paper, but editorially It will support the political
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"Smithy" Smith QnOdS Outs.
I regret very much to hear of
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sudden death of Alex Smith, at
non, B. C. He was largely instru-
mental In the organisation of that
local union only last August, and waa
untiring in his efforts to better the
condition of his fellow craftsman.  .    ''&
T. F. O. Dougherty, Grand Rapids,
Mich., gives us much to think over
in the February number of the Typographical Journal. As he puts It:
"A masterless man," one without a
job. And what a sorry looking plight policy of the Socialist Party of Can-
they are; neither ornamental nor
useful. Anybody could tell to look
at them that they voted the old-party
ticket at the last election. After all,
the revolutionist is the only man who
can look Into the future with a
smile; knowing full well that it belongs to the working-class.
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Preparing to Write the Law.
The Vancouver Trades and Labor
Council Is waging a campaign which
promises results. It has canvassing
committees organised for the pur-,
pose of getting the names of workers on the voters' list, preparatory
to the coming federal election. There
will be no other labor party in the
field this time hut the Socialist Party
of Canada. This will apply to Alberta as well as the Province of British Columbia. And the record of t
present three Socialist members o
the Provincial House will certainly
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The auditorium of Labor Hall waa
recently renovated and la now one
of the most comfortable.and convenient places in the city. It is available for concerts, public meetings,
etc All information as to price.
and dates may he had from the
business agent/at Labor Hall.
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rankest kind of "sweat
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better term.; And as a sort of a ref
uge for the social garbage as a result of such economic conditions, the
Chinese hsve provided the town with
W ill Boom lisle Label.
Tee Anted PrtaUe, Tnteift-[.SJgJ
city Is preparing to open    an active
label campaign, and It wW receive
Ofie ��� *"" nanny nan ���agoniua
In    the  typos.,   pressmen
id stereotypers.    There is a
demand for the label to start with
With the presence of three or four
Oriental print shops, s score
man and bed-room "printing emporiums." and considerable work going
to the non-union houses of Winnipeg
and points further east, if. about up
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war and peace la much more a poll-    ia in favor of compulsory military
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80 That They May Be Ready
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Mr. Ramsay Macdonald. M. P., the
secretary of the Labor Party In the
Britten House of Commons, and
chairman of the Independent Labor
Party, recently gave a very lengthy
interview to a representative of the
London Morning Post, on matter, of
interest to the wage-earner. Among
other thing, he said:
l "But then. Is not the Labor Patty
In Australia definitely in favor of
universal military service?" he was
ssked.
"Yes. There is not the least doubt
that the State can Impose a responsibility upon the citizen to defend
what te poetically known aa bis
���hearth and home,'" was the reply.
"The   only   query   arises as   to
whether that should be done- volun-
or compulsorlly.      If the State
an!adequatsly defended by a Volunteer Force, then   the State ha. no
business to go farther than that. The
Labor Party in this country is in
of a well organised Volunteer
and It takes that position belt  believes  that  the  fear of
n is grossly exaggerated, and
the  question  of    international
ileal than a military question. We
are trying to make an army unnecessary by lifting from the minds of
the nation, of th�� world those feelings of suspicion which are the
source of warlike operation.. The
man who ray. that the State can impose the responsibility of Joining a
military force upon the Individual
part, company with us���not on a
question of theory as to what the
State can or cannot impose upon the
individual���but upon a question of
policy���as to What Governments
ought to do In relation to each other.
We may agree with the theory of individual responsibility upon ' which
compulsory military service Is based,
but we do not agree that the necessity for such service exists: We
want to put an end to the 'scares'
which really call for It We aay,
for Instance, that a Labor Foreign
Minister, dealing with other Labor
Foreign Ministers, would create conditions which would make the 'scare'
as much a thing of the past as Is
slavery In America. Now the difference b^.wen ourselves and the
Labor Party in Australia In that respect comes In here. When Australia considers the problem of defence
she hsd practically only one nation
in her mind, and that is Japan. If
Japan were a white nation, and were
regarded by the Australians as being
on the same racial level as themselves, you would hear nest to nothing about compulsory military service
in Australia, at any rate so far aa
the Labor Party la concerned, bo-
cause the Labor Party Would In that
case agree with us that the military
problem was really not a problem
of anna but a problem of politics.
Japan, however, la regarded by the
Australians aa being a country which
is not on the same racial plane aa
themselves. The racial opposition
between the Australians and the Japanese make, a political policy between the two nations an Impossibility. Therefore, the Australian ia
driven back from a political attitude
to a militarist attitude, and consequently the Australian Labor Party
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"If >we regarded Germany in the
same way that Australia regards Japan, the Labor Party in this country
would, I feel perfectly certain, be In
favor of compulsory military service.
Therefore, whilst Australia continues
to regard Japan as she does, we
must accept a difference In the militarist attitude of the British and the
Australian Labor Parties."
Must Be International.
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"But are not the Trades Unions
in Canaca branches of Trsde Unions
with their headquarters in the United
States?"
"Yes, but that is only for industrial purposes. The Trade Unionists of Canada are how creating a
Canadian Labor Party for political
purposes on the model of our own
Labor Party' here. They are in tho
American Federation of Labor for
trade purposes merely, and not for
political purposes at all. They say
that capital In America Is International, and that It is Impossible to
create a national Canadian Tsade
Union movement because the expense
would be so great and the numbers
In It would be comparatively speaking, so small."
Not Much Interested.
"What Is the attitude or the Canadian Trade Unionist to Protection.?"
"The Canadian Trade Unionist Is
not very keen about the tariff. There
is only a small section of the Canadian Trade Unionists that cares about
It The Canadian Trade Unionist is
a little bit afraid of the competition
of the superior organisation of the
United States, but he feels that fiscal
arrangements will not benefit him
greatly. It is the Canadian manufacturer more than the Canadian
Trade Unionist who clamors for Protection."
The Feneration of Labor.
"And have you any evidence that
your proposal for a federation of labor Interests throughout the Empire
is acceptable to these interests?"
"Yes. certainly. The Canadian
Trades and Labor Congress has now
sent over a representative to discuss
common policy with us In regard to
emigration and immigration. The
New Zealand Labor organisations
have also passed a resolution that It
would be desirable to come to an
understanding with the Labor party
at home, while the Hon. W. M.
Hughes, M. P., speaking In Australia
the other day after having returned
from   this   country, said    that he
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course ba fully representative of and
fully empowered.by the countries
whence they came, and the Congress
would therefore consist of Labor
leaders drawn from all parts of the
Empire."
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A quiet and retired citizen occupied a seat in a crowded car. when a
masterful woman entered.
Having no newspaper behind
which to hide, he was fixed snd subjugated by her glittering eye. He
rose and offered his place to her.
Seating herself���without thanking
him���she exclaimed In tones that
leached right outside the door of
the car: "What do you want to stand
up there for? Come here and sit
on my lap."
"Madam," gasped tho man, as hi.
face became scarlet, "I���I fear I am
not deserving of such an honor."
"What do you mean?" shrieked
the woman. "I was speaking to
my niece on the platform behind
you!"
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This will be pleasing Information to
his many friends In this city.
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Subscription Price, 60c per annum;
35c to union, subscribing in a body
News and correspondence column.
In charge of Press Committee, elected by the Central Body.
Address all correspondence, communications and exchanges to Business Agent Trades and - Labor
Council, Labor Hall, Vancouver.
B. C.
Advertising patronage In charge
of S. J. Gothard. Advertising rates
will be supplied upon application at
Room 1. 428 Richards St.. (upstairs)
P. O. L rawer 1239. Telephone 2258.
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The Trades Unionist Is Issued
promptly the first week of each
month. It aims to furnish the latest
and moat authoritative Information
on all matters relating to the labor
movement. Contributions are solicited from correspondents elected by
their respective unions, to whom
they must be held responsible for
contents.
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laundries haa passed the Provincial
House  and as It has. received the
Of the Lieut-Governor it is
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Don't hold a backcapping session
on the officers of your union In the
neighboring saloon* but have the
nerve to get up on the floor of the
union and say it there.
the' original intention of reducing
wages. The Manufacturer.' Association has more to do with these alleged philanthropic propositions than
the public has any idea of.
Now that the Grand Trunk Pacific h.s fixed things up with the
government at Victoria they will no'w
proceed to exact the shekels of the
unwary In their townsite at Prince
Rupert.
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lentless war against this Institution.
So effective has been the campaign
that what was once considered a gilt-
edged security on the New York
Stock Exchange Is now down to half
Its original value. When that institution went against "Biz Six" they
bit off more than they could chew.
The Provincial Government has
agreed to make a .tart on the question of free school books They
haven't committed themselves very
strong but tbey have made a start
and that is something.
At the last meeting of.the Trades
Council a delegate from the Cigar-
maker.' Union called attention to the
fact that a large number of men In
his line were Idle. Now this isn't as
it should be. If union men were just
a little more careful and demanded
local made cigars, twice, the number
of men would be engaged than there
Is to-day.
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If there Is one monopoly greater
than another that British Coombla
suffers from It I. the school book
hold-up. That the people have stood
for It so long is either . tribute to
their patience or their stupidness.
The consistency of some of our
aldermen is .bout a. thick as water.
They will yell their head, off for
new industries but when It comes to
supporting those already here they
don't approve of that. They prefer to
send east, r a
As Illustrative of the fact that the
world do.move, the recent action of
the Provincial Legislature In passing
a factory act containing an eight-
hour claute for women and young
girls is significant. A few years ago
this would hsve been considered a
rank Interference with the liberty of
the Individual. To-day It Is accepted
as a matter of course.
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neighboring cities.    With the aid of 1
the local militia those men were
driven away and an alien race put in
their place. These men spend practically nothing with our white merchants. Query: Why waste effort
In encouraging industries which will
simply be turned Into alien hands.
.ere In the
city that a person can get a meal that
te not cooked by an Oriental? Very
few. Yet there are no classes of people In*the world that are more re-
voltlngly dirty than an Oriental. Our
supersensitive stomachs will revolt
at the conditions In Chinatown patiently swallows the food prepared
by the very class that in their
native lain horrifies us. Verily we
are a consistent people.
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Ton have up to the 28th of this
month to get on the voters' list. If
you want to vote at the next Dominion election this will be your last
opportunity. Sec.-Treas. Burn, is always at Labor Hall and you can register there.
What Is the Union Label? What
Is its mission? It is an emblem of
honest dealing; It signifies that the
work which carries the Label has
been made honestly and fairly produced, and Is fully worth the money
asked. Have you assisted In creating a demand for It? Did the, last
article you bought carry the Label?
The Province recently quoted with
approval a long screed from the San
Francisco Argonaut In Which that
journal indulged In one of its characteristic tirades against trades
unionists. It predicted that the recent decisions of the venal United
States Supreme Court would have the
effect of destroying the usefulness of
trades unions. Bat if the Argonauts
and the Provinces are .laying that
flattering unction to their soul let
them wake up for a way will be
found by the unionists to give effect
to all their policies. ':'.��;;
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The Minister of Marine st Ottawa
appears to be having the time of his
life In preventing the odor, arising from the    Arctic    investigation
In this age and this western city
there Is going on a keen competition
for. financial supremacy. The same
spirit, which actuates those who are
sealous to gain that financial
supremacy- is also nerving , forward
the advocates of the Union   Label.
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from suffocating the mental  heavy
weights that comprise the House of They are working with seal for non-
Commons, est competition in labor���a fair deal
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Ask the fellow running the store &
where you deal If he gets his printing done in the east. Suggest that
he ought to hsve the label on it. It
won't cost any more and will demonstrate to the world that his heart Is
located In the right place.
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It to announced that Diogenes the
elder haa Instituted s libel suit
against an old man that has been
parading his name.locally for* some
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enes, sr.. not to pay any attention to
"Millions of dollar, tor the rail
roads of the province but not s dol
lsr  for the benefit of those ont of    the old fellow as it Is
work'at Nanalmo," appear, to be the    hood and not
motto of the Provincial government,    prompt, hi. ebulUtlons,;^;
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There has been a great deal said
about the.attitude of trade, union,
anent immigration. They have no
objection to unassisted immigration
that comes out here and ape* onto
the land. In fact; they welcome that,
hut the kind that is recruited from
the cities and is brought out here
under the guise of embryo farmers
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that refused to grant the
eight-hour day to their printers two
year, ago was that of Butterlcks
New TOrk.    This    Institution
The clgarmskers of Montreal are
having trouble with the firm of
Granda Hermanos Y. Co. who manufacture the following cigars:. Prince
Rupert, the Haywood Special, Grand*
Manana and Symbolico. It would be
a good Idea if more of our members
purchased oar own local union-made
cigars/ 'There Are quite a dumber of
clgarmakers idle in the city, all
through the,lack of patriotism on the
part of our own people.
We hear.a great   deal .from the
business me.,0*^
eeesslty of ne# manufacturing en-
rises to build up
.top to consider
fa hollow sham the whole bus!
Itshes The Delineator, Designer.
Idea, Worlds Work, and the dress
patterns Butterick. Standard and
New Idea. Since then New York Typographical nlon haa   waged   a re-
benefit to th��
merchants of Vancouver snd New
WeatmlnateV. Waft Jffcause the
river was flsheavoV *W*\<^&*&kt
Indians. They spent their money
ambng the white merchants in the
and then dumped In the cities with
When Patronizing Our Advertizers Donf Forget toOwttton the Trades
James Somerville,
president of the International
elation of Machinists, recently addressed an open letter to the Employers' Association of Toronto anent the strike for a nine-hour day
in which he told them some
home-truths. "Von say It Is a fight
to a finish. So be it. We accept the
challenge. ��� * ��� And wh{le we
harbor no ill-will, the fight to to the
finish and���well, we welcome the finish," That's the way to talk; that's
the spirit tlmt should animate all
trades unionist No sickly sentiment. What labor has gained so far
has been through fighting and What
It gain. In the future will be either
by the ballot box or by force. The
Poata, Parry, and Otto', are hyenas
d should be treated as such.
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bout the dues
to pay. They don't stop
take into consideration the benefl
they have gained by organlsat
They will pay. a like amount
organisation that
m f 10 or $16 a week when si
never mn^inur, but an organisa-
that pays' them from $8 to $1
a week year in and year ont and
shorter work day
a burden. Now It m
be said that there are only a com pa
atively small number of this class
every union but they ���are a bnrd
that has to be carried along with the
other work.that the active members
in every organisation   have   to do.
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Let anyone review the history of organised labor in America for the
last twenty years and he will find
that the high-dues unions am the
ones that are working under the
host conditions, both aa regards to
hours and eragea. "Put money la
thy puree," waa^the hdunclon of
lago, and the union that to th, re with
ib.9 coin when required Is j ist the
t one that the "moats" hesitate i to go
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In another pert of this
be found s letter'from Mai.
Foley dealing with some of the arguments used by British Columbia
member, in discussing the Oriental
question and the responsiblity of
both governments for this invasion.
When the commission sat, of which
Mr. Foley waa a member, the question was how far is this Immigration detrimental to our people and
how can It be dealt with? The conclusion waa that a $500 head tax
should be Imposed on Chinamen.
This the government afterwards enacted Into law. In regard to the
Japanese It waa recommended by the
commission that while the latter government limited the number of people leaving that country It would he
unnecessary for the Dominion to
pass any law on the subject. The
Dominion government at that time
^evidently believed In the bono fide
assuranlum of tke representative, of
J.pan that this limitation
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think what
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stopped to
$6.00 to
insure you
such a calamity happen,
warning from Victoria.
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W. S. HulUND, Ifjaw
517 Pender St,
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tinne, then why. when It was flagrantly violated during the last few
year*, didn't the* government- get
busy and atop the Immigration. The
truth of the matter to our public men
have never been honest regarding
this question and only a riot brought
them to time. They must not forget
that the same thing can' happen
again.
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Why
Affiliate Their
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National    Boundary
It Impossible     for  the
ieratlon    of    Labor to
legislation of wage earners In
S. Because the Trans, and Labor
Congress of Cnadn to the rscntasssd
legislative mouthpiece for the inter*
national trades Unionists of Canada.
5. Because the Trades and Labor
Congress of Canada has secured more
beneficial legislation for the wage
earners of Canada than afjy other
agency.
4. Because the Trades and Labor
Congress of Canada has obstructed
and prevented the enactment of more
legislation detrimental to the ���best Interests of Canadian workingmen than
any other agency.
6. Because the Trades end Labor
Congress of Canada has been the
means of killing legislation ��� that
would hsve prevented United States
cltixens from visiting Canada in an
advisory capacity aa officers or representatives of International Trades
Unions.' >��� .v.-.;-i 'el
f. Because National or purely
Canadian unions encounter their
strongest opposition from the Trades
and Labor Congress Of Caada.
7. Because the Trades and Labor Congress of Canada will pot accept the affiliation of any union not
affiliates^   |^0^ttWnil9oH
Union whenia^ntenmUonalffi��.i
8. Because   unions   not   affiliated
it to their Interest to affiliate with
thohf BjlefOatlonal -Union when the    whose onerous duties receive finsn-
Trades and Labor Congress protects   ��W recognition and that only at each
the legislative interests of Interna^   annual convention of the Congress,
tional Trades Unionists only. 17.    Because the growing strength
-t of the Trads. and Labor
of Canada    within recent
officer,
policy.
Manufacturers' and Employer.' Associations from securing legislation
that would in any way Interfere'with
the international spirit in the Canadian Trades Union Movement.
IS. Because the Trade, and Labor
Congress of Canada has safeguarded
the funds of International union, by
securing the enactment of legislation
that call, for compulsory Investigation Into dispute, between employer
and employee, on railway., telegraph
and telephone service., and In mines,
before a strike or lockout can be
declared.
IS. Because through the passage
of this legislation, settlements have
been reached where strike, seemed
imminent.
14. Because the Trades snd Labor
Congress of Canada, not only look,
after federal legislation In the Interest of Canadian workmen but.
through its Provincial Executives
safeguards their legislative Interests
in thO ten Provinces of the Dominion.
thus performing a legislative function similar to the American Fedora*
Hon of Labor and the State Federations in the United States.,
15. Because the per capita tax of
eighteen cents per member per year
can be reduced when all International Unions affiliate their Canadian
membership with the Congress.
16. Because the strictest economy to practiced in the expenditure
Of per    capita tax,    the Secretary-.
being    the only    officer
number, and yield more readily to
the voice of the multitude.
20. Because eighteen Internetloa-
al Union, have already
their entire Canadian membership direct from International headquarters,
and are paying the per capita tax Of
eighteen cent* per member per year.
Get on the voters' list if you want
to vote at the next Dominion election.  .        .      '..,.h	
lew' snd La-
will prove a
formidable enemy to the Man-
and Employers* Associs-
when every International trades
11.    Because the Trades and Labor    unionist In Canada I. affiliated and
Congress of Canada employs a soli-    adds hi. quota of support.
citor    during the   sessions   of the        19.    Because politicians snd legis-
Domlnion Paaliament to prevent the    later,   surrender   to the   power of
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LABOR COUNCIL^Ment/%^ and
��� Srd Thursday in * U-mr H*n-
Pres., J. H. HCVety; #Ke-Pres.,
R. P. Pettipiece;; Geo-������gee., W. ��'
W. Sayer, .Labor Hail; BecXTreas.,
A. R. Burns, Labor Hall; Stalls-*
tician, H. Sellers;; 13ergeant-at-
Arins, G. A..Ki]patrick; Trustees,
R. R. Pettipiece, J. Commerford,
C. T. Ryan.
COOKS'. WAITERS' AND WAITRESSES, Local 28���Meets every
Friday night at g:3_p. o'clock.
Chas. Davis, Secretary" and Business Agent, 156 Hastings St. E.
Hall for rent suitable for socials,
dances and societies.'
INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD
OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS,
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;   Gee.    Jenkins,  Kec.-Sec., 3��i
. Harris St., Vancouver. & C.;; C.
T. Hammersmark, Fto.J|jecw ��41
J.ckson ave., Vancouver.NB. C
TilK   IMMIGRATION   QUESTION.
EMsndnton Trades Council ttefen.ro to
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WOOD, WIRE AND METAL WORKERS LATHER8', Local 207
Meets 2nd and 4th Weduesday,
Labor Hall, Homer Si.*; C. H.
Lewis, President;/ Frank M.i-
honey, Secretary, 314 Cordova St.
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SHIRT, WAIST AND jUlTNDRY
WORKERS1 INTEmWIONAL
UNION, Vancouver Local No   105
t���President, J. A.^Beottn .sSecretary.
W. Roberta. Meets, labor Hall,
2nd and 4th ;rhursuaj] at 8:00
p. m. each month. .   , jj
FEDERAL  U N I 0 N
COUVER AND DI
BUILDERS' LABORERS
in Labor Hall. Homer''
alternate Tuesday, at 7
Headquarters. Louvre
819 l-t Carralt St
7:30 to 8:30 a. m., 12
The following    letter shows    the
conditions that pertain In the Northwest at the present time:
Geo. Harcourt, Esq.,
Deputy Minister of Agriculture,
Edmonton.
Sir:���In reply to your favor of the
7th Inst., asking for information regarding the rates of wages paid to
the different trade, for the purpose
of supplying such to inquiring parties in England. 1 haVe been Instructed to state that the Dominion Fair
Wage Officer, Mr. McNiven, has Just
left the city. He has taken with him
a vast amount of statistical matter
for the Department of Labor hearing
directly on the subject, which that
department intends to publish. This
is the only list of wages kept. It Is
also well to state here that at the
present time most of the wage agree-
uieus of the unions are undergoing
revision and alteration for the coming season.
The Trades A Labor Council discussed at some length the advisability of forwarding Information regarding labor condition, to Great
Britain, it 1. perfectly true premise that no one can In the end be
Injured by the publication of the
facts, but here in Alberta it to doubtful if we can give to the Englishman
at home the facts.
north for |5 a day aro living on
charity In the city. Timber limits
which they should be exploiting to
cheapen the cost of the homes of the
city dwellers are being held from use
awaiting the fancy price, demanded
by the .peculator, into whose hands
they have fallen. The cry of destitution to raised within the confine, of
our own city, snd we face the anomaly of want In the richest country of
the world. The problem of employing during the winter month, that
great army of labor thrown out of
employment by the cessation of (arming and railroad construction operations during the winter haa never
been handled by our legislators.
Many of the members of our body,
presently employed at artisans in the
city, have at some time of their
career made entry for a homestead.
The conditions Imposed' on the homesteader, the solitude and isoistion
resulting from the withholding of
much land for settlement and the
holding of It for speculation, the high
Interest to be paid on loans to he that
is lucky enough to effect a loan, haa
driven most of o. from the land Into
the city. It may be said by those
who are supporters of the forced immigration policy that we lacked the
backbone to carve a home for ourselves in the wilderness. That is not
all the case. In an age when there
is no necessity for us tolerating the
hardship, which the Ignorance of our
politicians have imposed, we natural I) do not feel called upon to shoulder them. Those who sneer" at the
man who leave, the homestead for
life In the city have almost, widbout
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First, we do not believe that the
percentage that a man ban save from exception, been brought up in the bar
his earnings in Alberta are any great- and rotunda of an hotel, and are oarer than they are in England. We are tatoly not prepared for even any use-
doubt ful if the lot of an eight-month ful work. If settlement could be
per year worker in the building made possible by means of easy and
trades to as favorable here aa there, cbeaj loans effected through the gov-
7:30  to  8:30 p. fl
Sec.-Agent;    John
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G.   Payne,
Bully,   Presl-
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alliance���Meets every Monday night' Room 3, Ingleslde
Rooms, 313 Camble St. Dan Mc-
Dermott, President, 213 12th
Ave.; E. H.JBTArnold, Fin.-Sec.
snd Tree.., Box 232. Frank Ma-
honey,     Rec.-Sec.,     314   Cordova
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BARTENDERS'     INTERNATIONAL
Second, we are doubtful if the condition of an agricultural laborer In
England reached a point when he
found the highest price that he was
offered for his labor waa "a warm
house and hi. board,*' aa detailed In
defence of these condition, in the organ of the Minister of the Interior,
viz., the Edmonton Bulletin. In this
connection, we would like to say tha\
we are not desirous of depreciating
Alberta as a country to live In. We
cannot too warmly praise the all-
mate, productiveness snd    resources
eminent, areas now in waste would
be fertile in the very near future.
The protestations made by the Department of the Interior that they
have done ��W*'��g to bring about the
present glut in thn labor market are
not taken seriously by thin body.
We know that the ssAUesaent policy
haa failed, became we know the lm-
posaible wmulttoan Imposed anon the
settler. We know that the Department of Labor has aided In bringing
about the glut, bscnnss ssany of
those who have noon brought out for
agricultural purposes are presently
employed In the city, others living '
without employment. We would
commend to your notice the following extract Iron. Collier's Weekly,
published recently:
"Forced immigration te a dangerous enterprise for any country to engage in at any   time.    It    seldom
brings Eattefying result, to the government that allures thn immigrant,
and it Is sure to ho disastrous to eV'
goodly percentage of thn new borne- I
seekers.   The Dominion la begjaalag
to realize these facta.    In  the  last
three years thn Ottawa Government
Itself, lad w_p an taut of the tend and '
immlgratio najnulas. has spent upward of two and a half millions In
inducing Britishers and other Euro-
to anchor their fortunes on
n*L   ���   ���   e   It
difficult to transplant I
soul or to lure to a nei
who haa nonsr annsceeded In rising
above zero in the quest of prosperity.
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LEAGUE NO. ��7��, Vancouver. B.    of OOP _���-_.-����� how
C.���Wrets Labor Hall, every maid     ��f PBr "WWCe. ��, I
3rd Sunday at 2 p. m and 7:30 p. m.
ident C.jLRyan; Fin. Src'v, C*o.
rnock^P.O.Boa. 424, Phone
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Overalls,
LVIr^ ^d    fln$. ^tailored
clothing.    A vtojtte this firm will
of the above com-
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repay pu
modules.
voters* list if you wantf
1  Get on the
to vote at the next Dominion election.
unvnFwuw
ever, that forced immigration is a
deadly peril to a country, and that to
paint in too roseate tints the chance,
of success to an artisan in England
would be unfair both to the prospective Immigrant and ourselves. The
amount of organization In Industry
In the province today don. ���'not warrant-an increased number of artisans.
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of the province are
developed because of the
fact that they are In the hands of
those who ate not desirous of developing them. Men who should be
working In the timber limits of the
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Thousands of these are without employment in Canada to-day. All
he provided for In the stress
severity of the long winter season. The political sages of Ottawa
may learn from this costly experience that the best immigrant is always he who come, of his own free
We would call your attention to
the immigration debate aa detailed
in Hansard, whore. In the contribution to that discussion made by Al-
phonse Verille, M. P., he .. mentions
that during his visit    to Winnipeg
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Trades A Labor Council entirely disapproves of Mich a atop.
On behalf of the Council. I am,
sir.
Sincerely yours.
ALBERT J. HE A LEY.
Secretary.
HARD TIMES.
Dooley Doesn't. See That Henneasy
Is Better Off In Good Times -
Than Bad Times.
F. P. Dunne,   altos   "Dooley," i.
recently he found some printer, and    0ftenttmesaA philosopher, and the fol-
other artisans engaged in sewer dig-    lowing Meitract demonstrates that he
ting.
The trades unionists of Canada, as
a result of several similar cases to
the above coming to their notice,
hsve sent a representative to Great
Britain in the person of sir. W. R.
Trotter, a gentleman who has several times traversed the Dominion
in the workers' interests, and he will
be pleased to give the true conditions and all information to any person Inquiring from him.
These being the facts according to
the opinion of my council, we seek
to say that if your department to contemplating using the information for
purposes of increasing the number
of laborera and artisan. In this pro-
vlnce st s tlme^wnen organization of
Industry is
not Justi
Wraf$t-V ml*
Wholesale and Retail
(stl. Sarrctsoi
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thoroughly appreciate, that good
time. (?) 1. a jug-handled proposition
and that so far as the workingman
to concerned he 1. no better off under either condition.
"I see," said Mr. Hennessy gloomily, 'that wan iy thlm big bug. down
East says we're goin' to have hard
time, this winter."
"Cheer up," said Mr. Dooley; "if
they'come, ye'11 niver notice thlm.
They'll not be diff'rent enough to excite ye'er attintion. That's . wan
good thing about tn' station in life
to which we have ben called an'
locked up without bail.' Our peer-
yods iv hard times are broken now
an' thin be more hard times. Just
as soon as we begin to tire iv hard
times with too much work, we have
worse sard times wiU -ens work, it
evens thing* up a good dee* I suppose ye think yeve been goin'
through Ah era iv prosperity, at Ho-
gan calls It      But I haven't noticed
aaVM ki ii?1"6      hSl �� th^
snoslanr   Baiuu   no    a#s vg-aaonga^a>a   noaw.     won .<
thrusty. weapon that ye have a
used to break th* stubborn slag pile
to,a^rpst year shouldher.\%  I haven*
noticed that yo*ve grown bloated an'
Hushed with   Olne /drace   S
ninety-three.     Te are th*
icksome buck that ye were In thi
<mvf days* with th'
shout th' mice, h
Hogan wud say. th'Tieme rilitfvo
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yo how far ye move forward, if It
thing else moves forward ahead IV
yo Mow, as thin, ye sre chaste' ���
th* willow-th'-wtop iv good groceries.
As ye begin to retreat they come (
back, but there's niver a day whin,
ye can reach out an' seise thim. Th'
dinner pail to always full, but not/
full iv angel cake. Don't ye bo
throubled be th' end iv prosperity.
Ve have nawthin' to fear fr'm hard
times that ye haven't suffered durln'
th' peeryod SO charmingly described
in th' Thanksgivin' Day proclamations, i haven't seen ye flitting by
this establishment in no autymoblll
or clucking to a team Iv bay trotters
oh th' Lake Shore Dhrlve, or coinin'
home fr'm th' opry In an ellcthric
cab an' handin' ye'er fur overcoat an'
plug hat an' cane to th' futman 'at
th' dare, an' dhroppln' heavily Into
a plush lounge while th' butler asked
ye wud he pipe in mint juleps or
champagne, while ye'er wife wlnt up
stairs an' got onharnessed fr'm her
dlmon tyary, be makin' signal, to a
Fr-rinch lady hired to guard her jools
an* her hair. I ain't seen ye often
with ye'er wife, which to a mark iv
great proaperty. but I haven't seen
ye with anny other lady, an' that
pushes ye back among th' prolootoo-
ryan elans again. I won't stand
ye'er complain in' if hard times comes
because ye'll have nawthin' to complain lv. I've been through manny
peeryoda iv hard times; most iv thim
I caused mesilf with me neefaryous
vote. , Two panics I caused be votln'
again th' tariff that makes ye'er
wages almost enough higher to pay
fr th' increased cost iv ye'er pants
At other times th' counthry was
brought to roon be th' fear in high
circles that I waa goin' to vote again
th' tariff again. In eighteen ninety-
two, I managed to land me vote f'r
a sound, conearVitive man, that had
niver shook his fist at Pierpont Morgan, save in th' way iv kindness, an'
in eighteen ninety-three herd times
begun.      An' I cudden't    see snny
diff'rence In ye.      We were thrown
U
���Tit V*l^_��-
right. Leave your measure with us.
ye worked less. Ye got less money,
but corn beef waa ten clnts a pound.
An' there.ye are."
Get on the voters' list If yon want
to vote at the next Dominion election.
Replying to a question In the Brit-
indentured Chinese laborers In South
ton House of Commons, Winston
Churchill said that the number of
Africa on December 31, 1907, Was
35,676. The indentures of the last
batch of Chinese coolies Imported
wonid expire in January. 1910. The
original number takeh to South Africa waa about 56,000. Some 15,000
have ben returned to China, and If
the Government doesn't fall in Its
promises, they all will go back by
1910.
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Irate Wife, to bibulous husband-
Where have you been until this
hour?
-Been out ahop-
Bibulous Husband
ping, m'dear.
Irate Wife���Then why didn't yon
have your purchases sent home, instead of trying to carry such a load
yourself?
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Get on the voters' list if you want
o vote at the next Dominion election.
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ye were ftta.
The Scotland Woolen Mills Company
The Bl�� Uaion Tailor.
When Patronizing Our Advertizers Don't Forget to Mention the Trades Unionist.
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At last spring is at hand and with It we are Showing a co-
plete Hue of new and  up-to-date footwear In all the latest styles,
"at] prices that will .meet with your approval.
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We nave everything in the Gents* Furnishing line;
dved our new spring Shirts from 60c up' to $2.00.
famtifo��� the mo8t exacting;
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orking oh the streets if we feel like
and would it not be better to have
man who is working on the
rest in the union when or before
ss to work on a building?
ere is not s great deal of diHer-
iv,o between shoveling concrete or
0 heeling bricks and diggtaj; severs
or making .treet|^d|0^t{atr^|r
work. There istJUsonlwhyW
general or united
tlop should not be, started in Can-
da with provincial executives, each
vince   governing   itself.   With s
system of transferring whe
ii.  i wm   ii'iimi   i   ii  'i '   '
member may wish    to go through     ,	
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Cor. Pender and Seymour,
VANCOUVER, B. C.
the Dominion,   riot   only that, hut
negotlaUoas feould  ha sfaVted
the InmUilonal orgaflUtiona
the
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A CANADIAN I SITED I.AHOIII.I.S'
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P circular letter to being sent to
local, of Builder. Laborers'
Unions In Canada from T. Sem-
thorpe. secretary of the LOadon,
Ont., Builders' Laborers, setting
forth their grievances with the international Laborers' headquarters
in Dayton, Ohio, which, if true, are
good reasons for their dissatisfaction with that body. He also mentions that he Is hopeful of organlz-
generally do as a builders' laborer
Is a migratory customer, always on
the move. He picks Vancouver and
here he to also up against It. If he
�� tarts work we want him in our organization, this being affiliated with
the Canadian Trades and Labor Congress. So he la expected to dig up
another five-spot. Now Seattle is
not very far away; it only costs S3,50
to get there; there are generally
rumors going about that there is lots
of work there. He goes. Seattle being affiliated with the Builders'
Laborers Protective Union of Ameri-
?T *~ *em-J_���",ef"ve j* **"    Keoo.Il. who eeta
body they-may be, m>" ���* -�����..�����,-
are labor organisations and sta
the same principles.'as 'we ''do oW*
mMwou,d ftrue ,n*r-
yii\
I have nothing to say against any
International union nor are any pa*
triotlc principles my reason for advocating a Canadian union, but simply that we could manage our own
affairs better by1 having a provincial
tion
wed
Mrs,
as an immigration
agent in London. Inserted an adver-
tisament which read "5.eoo laborers
wanted immediately for Canada."
The British Government notified
her that the advertisement was
misleading and instructed her to discontinue It. This she did not do,
snd the consequence was that when
she asked for a renewal of her license, it wss refused. When the
matter waa taken    into court    the
system m of   government so to speak, ���      "      ���4W
and what per capita tat Edtne of the    *** WB****tt^f��^***?*
ing a strictly Canadian organisation
of laborer, which, taking everything ca he is again up against it and it
into   consideration   concerning   the may probably cost him another five
other International Laborers' Union or ten dollars there; iJ
.4. what is most wanted on this side       n0w, that kind of a condition Is
>f the line.   With   three   Interna- enough to make any ordinary man
tlonais in the Held, not counting the tiTti of UD|oni.w.   Ihare only cited
I. W. W��� the Builder.' Laborers are those two or three places as an ex-
in rather a  peouliar "position. For ampit of what   it to ail   over the
instance, a man may Join the union American continent.   What with the   :mmmxS\%^iw\^'m^    '"How    recently
ln^ndop.Ont.;hetakesat��Yeling rptemaUonal   Hod 'rMMB  wd    delightful to live   In this   solitary   <*'**��
card and intend,   to   cpmc   west. Builders'   Lghorer.,     r��terH��
Chances are be will got off at winnl- Boildew Uborersr Protective
peir ht g��^ werki ht U requajtad international   Laborert,   of-
to join the  union there,   hie own OdJ0i tnd the 1. W. W��� we
card to no   good.    WhyT    Becauee
Winnipeg to (tortured hy the Inter-
laborers' unions are sending to their
International head., cotiid be better
utilised In Canada for organising and
political purposes, for it must be
borne in mind that the future of
unionism and betterment of* the
worker, depend, more on the ballot
box tb.n it doe. on the strike.
���    trridi ft?   Sif)   'uS,/^'<    "^   tfJf,J P,
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' came upon a
An English
very great difference between this
system and that of the 'crimp' obtaining aallor. for .hip.. He held
that the advertisement continued
after due warning had been given,
and he hoped it would act as a
Ing in other cases. He felt
duty to refuse to grant the Uce*so,M
. .-^Jiateairff.iiiiiWi ��� ma
The auditorium of Labor Hall was
and la now one
ble and couve-
-
;?s~t
.
nauonal Hod Carrier* and Builders'
Laborer, of America, headquarters
Syracuse. That means that he has
. ftot to pay another Initiation fee,
Q proba1^^&e;% 'iSow. Winnipeg
1. ndfpjSary likely place for him to
stay, especially in the winter. He
may
ther
s^^JimrsihartaW mm*m* to the oity.    Ittoafhil-
M|��B no sao sure about tint, si^ '����t'**p eoa^oarts, public meetings,
^lll,     "Hop wad ye ***-     A�� information as to prices
rhie to gang fifteen miles for and dates may be had   fi
thorough organisation.                        g gioWl�� whllky?" builnes. agent at Labor
But why all tbi. talk about Build-       "Oh." raid the tourist, "butM _____
er.' Uborers.   We are   no   hither   ooulo keep a bottle/'    :        Jv^
than any other laborer and therefore       The farmer shook hi. head.   '<'Ah, Get on the voters' list if you
what is wanted most is a good united    man," he nM,Wtt&m-. ^WaWtt to. vote at the next Dominion elec-
laborers' organisation, ospectolly in;    W^t           iiPf! Uon'
Canada.    There are thodBands who '       ^'    ���������������������        -���	
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would   willingly
res
to eo��e atlH fur-    ������."*��� "��*��. ��������� to t-e title.
rest, which plenty of our craft
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MARSHALL, HUNT
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THE    Bfi��T    VmOSi    MADE
GIXIVES    AND    OVERALLS
and the coustry: Hef1Twwir*-a>e It
Vancouver with only five hunt
Cred   organised" labdYergTlUCTudin.
the civic emplal^tte^liHnB.^- w-
when there should  be
ke coi
nie with a
get work where he.can whether
is  a  builders* laborer or not.,   He
ha. got to eat and  must
rici
of a meal ticket. It's all very well to
say that if^Qja> l^'ft^rulted ittferers'
union here tHBp|s^ ] Ht on
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Latest Novelties In Men'.,-Boys' and
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wing th<
s Nothing.    We carry th^ 1?rgest^g^g^^a|^rc)��lnce
fprr your inspection and the PR.fcW8 ARE RIGHtT
Union made Overalls and Juanpers always kept In stock.
^P MAIL ORDERS PROMlTLY ATTENDHD TO.
sac
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the streets or any laborer could get
work on the buildings. Certainly;
and why not? Have we not the
privilege, if you can call It such, of
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t he was prepared to follow     they wouldn't buy him any whiskey
their recommendation.. and soda, snd, of course, his turpid
Aa regards the control    of    the    brain could only work In the dlrec-
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MINION     TRADES    OONGRK4S.
the
Dominion lands It was the policy of
the government already to reserve all
lands for bona fide settlers.
As regards the establishment of
co-operative banks, the government
had to be most careful not to do anything which would take from the
security of the Canadian banking
Institution..
The premier said no necessity
for the establishment of a system of
old age pensions. In Canada existed
at the present time.
The Lemieux Act might not be
per'ect, but it was better to test all
its provisions before introducing
.amendments.
The Japanese immigration question declared Mr. Lemieux, 1. already
settled snd measures hsd been taken
which woutd result In preventing
any recurrence of the Hindu Invasions of last year.
Consideration    was    promised   to \
| the   other   questions   presented by
the delegation.
tion indicated. However, his falsehoods were punctured by W. R.
Trotter, British representative of the
Trades and Labor Congress of Canada. The following In reply to the
foregoing quotation:
"He undertakes to state as a fact
that at one place in Canada, 'if 1500
moulder, were put down to-day. they
would be absorbed tomorrow,' and
the same in another place with '600
weavers.' in reply to this, let me
state that if any shipping areata
.were to venture to ship either w-
ers or moulders on the strength
these stories, he would, within one
month, find' himself chsrged. under
. the Merchant Shipping Act, with
gross misrepresentation and fraud.
"If any concern in Ontario were today to advertise for fifteen moulders,
they would receive 150 applications
I'jm men on the spot. Will Dr.
Shad well name the mill 'where they
could take 600 weavers
away' ?"
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Walt  on Premier and  Minister of
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T.
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Dominion Trades and Labor
made its annual call on the
Prime Minister and Minister of Labor recently for the disposing of matter, affecting labor's Interests in
Canada. The deputation wa. made
up as follow. Alphonse Verville,
M. P., president; James Simpson,
vice-president; Patrick M. Draper.
Ottawa, secretary, and J. G. ODon-
aghue, Oounsel. The requests which
were preferred were as follows:
1.    Passing of a workman's Compensation Act for the Dominion to
appl
railway companies holding
a federal charter.
V&rsese letter carriers' rate of
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8. Government Inspection of the
running gear, on vessels for the protection of longshoremen.
4. That the government should
endorse and carry through Veryille's
bill how before parliament providing
Choice Cut Flowers
Pot Plants
MfWrl
Palm.
Flower
Flower Seed.
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Vegetable Seeds
.fawn Grass Seed
Funeral Designs a
Brawn Bras. & Co., Ltd.
FLORISTS
50 Hastings St. E.
Greenhouse
Phone A 3131       Phone 988
'or an eight hour day on Government
works.
5. The appointment of a commission on  technical  education.
6. That the public lands in the
Dominion should be reserved for
bpna flde settlers.
��� 7. That Monk's bill to assist the
organization of co-operative societies
be carried through parliament and
apply to co-operative banking as
well as to co-operative trading and
manufacture.
8. Old age pensions.
9. Amendment to the Lemieux
Act to prevent the importation of
strike breakers whilst investigation,
under this law are going on.
10. Abolition of immigration
bonuses. -
11. Exclusion of Hindu labor.
The deputation expressed the willingness of organised labor to judge
by practcal results - the measure
agreed on between the Canadian min-
nlster and the authorities at Tokio
for the restriction of the Japanese
emigration to this countfy.
The deputation was assured by
the prime minister th.t when a rearrangement was being made of
Cabinet portfolios it was his own
view that a separate Minister should
be appointed to take charge of the
Department of Labor. At the- same
time, under Mr. Lemieux'. administration of that branch of-the public
{service the: interests of the working
clothes are sow already being well
��� looked after. . < $&&$*
The control of the telephones was
being vested in the railway    com
mission    which ./would enah
body to protect the Interests of all
telephone operators.
.Mr.  Lemieux    observed  that  the
civil service commission wss dealing
effectively with  the claims of    the
..letter carrier, te. increased
HOW THE ENGLISH IMMIGRANT
IS BUNCOED.
������
A Dr. Arthur Shad well, parading
under the title of a "shrewd observer,", recently contributed a series
of articles to the London Times on
"Industrial Canada���Labor and Immigration." He must be a mental
lightweight of the calibre of Crip-
pen, who was sent out to write up the
Oriental question, for his facts are
just about as truthful. The following is an Illustration:
"A great deal of casting is done
in Ontario, particularly in connection
with the manufacture of agricultural
machinery; and the manager of one
large, concern, complaining of the
lack of skilled moulders, said to me,
'If yon were to put down 1500 .moulders in Ontario to-day they would all
be absorbed by to-morrow.' Take
another���cotton. In one mill I
went Over the manager could have
taken 600 harfds straight away from
Lancashire, and would have been
only too glad to get th?m. .The
worth of the skilled and Industrial
:.Engll|h yorkman is fully recognized.
If any ohmplaint IS made of his- ii
! Is really to his credit. He sometimes excites impatience by being too
thorough; but this is one of the
points in which the American example  exercises an   unfavorable   influ-
Of Canada
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Capital
Rrserve  Fund
Total   Assets
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4,900,000
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40,400,000
Five Branches in Vancouver.
Seventeen Branches In Brit
ish Columbia.
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enco upon industrial Canada.   There No fjeUya-^-Proropt atten
is a  tedency  to  despise  quality in
i*e Dur8^��* aPWd or quantity of
OUtpUti"
||   It is more than    likely that the
; managers of these mills told him all
that    these thing., but what a pin head
must have been to^,have swallowed
such palpable falsehoods. Like Crip-
jpen. ne*eelleved,tlm'HpsWnhpaf with
the title of "manager" that filled'
him up. He didn't consult any of
the trades union officers.     Oh, no.
At ail    Branches    np-tc-date;
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BU8Y.
Luring Their Prey to the Land of
No Work.
The following circular has been
addressed to .the organizers of the
American' Federation of Labor and
a perusal pf It is self-explanatory:
As you undoubtedly are aware a
movement la being waged by the
National Association of Manufacturers against Organised Labor of
the Country.
A war fund of $100,000 has been
raised to crush unionism in Los
Angeles. Not only that but the
would-be wreckers of Organized
Labor are prosecuting. a campaign
the inhumanity of which stands unpolled in the history of the Pacific Coast
Notwithstanding the fact that the
streets of Los Angeles are thronged
with destitute men, .that there are
more than fifteen thousand persons
seeking employment, snd that religious snd other organisations have
established soup kitchens to ' feed
the hungry, the country Is being
flooded with literature urging mechanics of all trades to come to this
city. With the ^utmost disregard of
truth, statements are made that
plenty, of work can be obtained in
Southern California at high wages.
As a result every Incoming train is
crowded with working men. Believing that if the city is overcrowded with working men and women
the fight for existence will be so
bitter that the unions will be disrupted, the Citizens' Alliance and
Los Angeles Times continue their
damnable work. It matters not to
them that thousands will be forced
the verge of starvation and to
undergo severe suffering, so long as
the desired result is accomplished.
But they will not succeed. The
working men and women of Los
Angeles are determined to fight to
the last ditch in defense of their
unions. The American 'Federation
of Labor is making special efforts to
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protect the working people of this
city. Experienced organizers are on
the ground, and more are to come.
The union-wreckers will eventually
learn that American men and women can not be reduced to the level
of Chinese and Japanese. A letter,
similar to this, has been mailed to
every labor paper, trades Journal,
central body and organiser in the
United States ia an effort to warn
j the working people. Please give
'this matter the widest circulation
and'thereby prevent Innocent people from being victimised by unscrupulous union-wreckers.
C. W. W. LOCAL 28.
Chinese Cooks sre Still the Stand-by
of Our Restaurant* and Hotels.
Spring is coming again and .till
many of the hotel, and restaurants
insist upon employing Chinese cooks.
A week or two hence they will advance the same old song: "We cannot get white help." Ever since the
little public entertainment on September 7th we have had plenty of
white cooks on hand and at the present writing there are a number of
union white cooks walking around
without the prospect of anything In
sight. When these men have left
town the employers will rejoice.
They are anxiously waiting the time.
Month after month they had the opportunity to get white men, but like
the mi II men they prefer the cheap
Orientals, and in spite of all they
mean to maintain that stand until
some pressure is brought to bear
upon them by other unions. Why
that Is not done is a mystery. Every
meeting we attend we are strongly
advised to patronise nothing but
union Industries, and men are in the
field to assist in compelling members
of our order to purchase nothing but
unfon material. We have in the past
strongly supported the Infant- Label
League, but still we find ourselves
working practically alone. The following houses it must be understood
That the best made shoes���the shoes
made under the best manufacturing
conditions, the shoes that best stand
wear - bear the  TJhion  Stamp   as
mm%a ���      ��� - - -     fu �� .-���,,,     ?&L
shown herewith.
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Ask your dealer for Union Stamp Shots, and
cannot supply you WRITK
Boot and Shoe Workers1 Union
246 Summer St Boston, Mass.
Schuman's Cafe. Ruse Cafe. Als or other factories so as to contribute
Care; Oyster Bay. Vancouver Cafe, their little mite toward supporting
Winnipeg Dining Room, Louvre Cafe,    the household; when    it is remem-
There are other union house but
they employ Chinese    second cook..
Reader, of this paper don't forget
to support your brother unionists,
for in a few days those union men
who eat In non-union houses are very
apt to hear more about It, ��. some of
the boys are Investigating tha principal Chinese restaurants where
many unionists are at present eating.
bored that such a condition of affairs has been precipitated���however
Inadvertently���by one who stand.
before the face of man in the guise
of a philanthropist. We are prone
to think it Is time to call a halt, for
we are worshipping at the altar of
sham and pretense Instead of at the
feet of sterling worth.
Philanthropy���which means, if we
understand   aright���"Love of   Man-
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el
Aside from the question of dealing,    kind," Is not exemplified by gift, to
with those who employ Chinks, Local    college, and other institutions when
28 is progressing fairly well.
WM.  ELLENDER,
Press Secretary.
Get on the voters' list if you want
to vote at the next Dominion election.
PHILANTHROPY.
In This Case It Is Taken Out of the
Toil of the Workers.
Much comment ha. been made during the last few years on the generosity of Sir William Macdonald, the
millionaire tobacco manufacturer of
Montreal.     Many people have corn-
made at the expense of- those dependent upon us. '    7
Sir William Macdonald ia described by the dally press as the Carnegie of Canada. He can afford to
make his enormous gifts to his pet
colleges whilst the wages of his employees, who have helped to make his
millions, remain at low-tide .mark,
wages that are by no means adequate for the purpose of enabling a
citizen of Canada to live respectably
and at the same time provide the necessary education for his children.
It behooves one to enquire if It is
not time to cease this hypocritical
tribute to our endower of universities.    His Workers have to submit
1. ....... ������
menced to look upon this man aa a
great philanthropist on    account of to the indignity of being searched be-
the many millions which he hss do- 'ore leaving the factory, women, girls
noted to McOill University snd other ���d hoys alike, a practice unknown
in the factory of Geo. B. Tuckett Or
in the McAlpine factory.
As working men and citizens we
are constraineti to ask if many of th
philanthropist* wlio have risen to emi-
wouid not   have such .an exalted   oence smidst th^aobs 0f the out-
colleges. In all probability if the
public had an Insight Into the condition, of employment, and a knowledge of the wages paid in his nonunion    factory   to Montreal,    they
n of him, and might begin to
if, after all, he was really en-
to the eulogy bestowed upon
philanthropy.
Into consideration
the fact that a reduction in the wages
of his nine hundred employees during the winter mouths was made, and
thfo at a time when the coat of living
ia greatest, and aa an indirect eon- .
sequence of which many children of
tender year, were compelled to leave
school in order to find work In his
children, of
ashes of a
S
do better to
and   on the
, would not
love to
mankind In a truer and more hon-
manner by.beginning at home,
giving to those who have been
the creators of   that   wealth    the
recompense which Is and should be
theirs.���Saskatchewan Labor Realm.
. in e     Tn   i ., H    .
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Get on the voters' 11st If you want
to vote
tion.
the next Dominion alee-
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bearing this body haa upon hi. own
welfare; heshould know whether the
aspirants to these offices are fitted
by their training, their experience
and their breadth of view, to fulfill
the needs of the membership and of
himself; and he should comprehend,
above all, that by his own error In
the selection of these official, he
probably will be the greatest sufferer
In the end. Realising these essential points, he should vote as hi.
conscience and his sense of doing
right may dictate.
II
SEES THE POINT.
The Weakness of "Industrial Unions
Cogently Pointed Out by One of
the Rank end File.
Tou Will  Find
the Nobbiest Materials
and
Best Tailoring
at
em j-ready
, Wardrobe
S74 Granville St.
,
VANCOUVER, B. C.
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IT    AFFECTS    THE    INDIVIDUAL
MEM1U.H.
 ���"���-
A man to be selected for so important a position a.' membership in
the executive council of an organization like the Typographical Union or
aa the responsible head of such an
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organisation should be known to all
the members as capable of fulfilling
the immense responsibility that the
necessities of the business and the
demands of the age require of him.
The natural expansion of the trade
has imposed duties upon these officers which exert a tremendous influence upon the well-being and the
happiness cf every member of the
union. Consequently their selection
should be the result of a thorough
knowledge of the duties of the position and the important material connection between them and the individual member. They should, in
fact, be chosen purely because of
their proved ability and their proved.
capacity as executives and administrators, and of their knowledge of
the economic forces underlying the
vital question of wages.
An
Easy
Pull
President
Suspenders
are the most ccirtfbrtabfe suspenders because the principle
at their back adjusts itself to
every bead of the body. Every
pair guaranteed. Look for
"President" ou the buckles. Trimmings cam-
Slot reset* Made heavy or
light, wide or narrow.
James  M.  Lynch  has. been  president of the I. T .U. since 1900.
John W. Bramwood ha. been secretary since 1896. In those years
these men have had to meet grave
industrial questions, from schism In
the national organisation to the
great eight-hour fight and the drafting of two national arbitration agreements. Under their administration
the I. T. U. has made wonderful
numerical, financial,, economic and
ethical progress, and they themselves
have been broadened and tempered*
by their experience fitting them to
deal with any possible contingency'
that may arise in connection with the
. work of the organisation.
But the question Which the mem*'
bershlp must settle is this:
Are there now before the electorate aspirants for leadership who can
take the places of these officials with
the same assurance of successful
mil istration of the union's business
In the future that they have
in the past or as m^I.haraft'
in the event of their re-elee
'38
To start out with the assumption
that there are a lot of leather heads
among the western miners who hsve
only to be seen and conquered Is a.
mistake. The arguments that those
1. W. W. men have to put forth in
support of. industrial unionism are
strong and logical, but based on a
false premise, 1. e., that the working class possess economic power.
If this is once admitted, then the rest
follows logically, and the I. W. W.
would be the proper form of trades
unionism. It Is fundamentally erroneous.
(1) Because the working class do
not possess that power, and as a matter of fact are economically helpless
and dependent.
(2) Because any form of trades
unionism Is necessarily confining Its
efforts to effecting (If It can) changes
f.r the betterment of the membership within the limits of the wage
market. The I. W. W. is no exception to this rule, therefore It Is powerless to reflect the class Interests of
the workers when It declares for anything short of the abolition of that
market.
(3) It refuses to take into consideration the struggles of the workers
for possession of the jobs that won't
go around, thereby
(4), Ignoring the one thing that
mazes unionism valuabla to any set
of workers���effort to resist compete
tion.
There is a levelling process going
on In the Industrial world,'through
the Instrumentality of the machine,
which is reducing the workers grai
P4
1
lis is a question which each
member must determine,, for himself.
Tet in reaching a conclusion be
should   understand   the   Important
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THE TRADK8 UNIONIST. V.ANWUVEI*, BRITISH COUJMKUL
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Vancouver, B. C.
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Cor. of Carrall & Cotdova Sts
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Tel. 798 Proprietor
couver Trades and Labor Council
To the President, Officers and
I submit the following Financial Statement of your Council and
Management of the Ubor Hall, for the past nix months, for your
consideration.
,     CASH- #/ff|Nll
I Royal Back July let. Ittt ... $   ��.a. Iff .     "?
1 rent and per capita -4 t.��J�� f{ .';'*!?'
;. * -J&rta?   EXPENDITURE.
eriAe-mo/l  fivA   tfL)  aerln   M   Pfinrv. 19    ir.
'4   ���    .-
Amount In Royal Bank July 1st,
Receipt, of
EXPENDITURE
July 4-^Redeetned five ($) scrip (J. jPeary)	
Oct. 3���Interest on Bricklayer. .ft Ma ons 8crlp   to
Juue 30th, 1.07 .|**'v. 1185
Maintenance and management
Cash
tricklayers & Ma on
!hi>>fv )$-.���. tt
nagement of halt.&D;
ash In Bank and on band ,. .<?......     164 53 l_l~V&~
skilled work,
es.X&las     pisB'.i-i'^'*' i-^iH-^tt^-w w    ��� -'     B     J*
HALL ACCOUNT^ 4> workera
t   .11 ��a^ course.
Receipts from rent ....   ...    ..$   814 90
Expenses re hall-
Maintenance    ...$1,01?  41
Scrip redeemed ...   ........      1146
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Interest paid Bricklayer, ft Ma-
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sons
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Patronise
THE SPROTTSHAW
BUSINtSS INSII1UU
896  Hsstlaaa  St.,   Vancouver.
If you    wish    a    first-class
course  In  Bookkeeping.  Commercial     Law,     Penmanship.
Shorthand, Pitman Short-
Touch      Typewriting,
Mechanical and Civil Engineering aud^Telegrephy.
Inst Suction Individual
..�������,,r. all Specialist.
R. J. SPfeOTT. B. A��� Principal
h. a Driven, bj... vice
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Interest the skilled
r struggles. This, of
caiiaoi he accomplished, for
though so many of the skilled work*
. are aware of the tendency of in-
dustrlal development with its consequent effect on their crafts, they are
to einperiol any advan-
In a spirit of altru-
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me which even
not die
Receipts from per capita............
Expenses  ...   ,..   ...   ...   ...........   ... ���.
seize economic power.   They have no
designs on the state   which 1. the
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Five .hares (J. Peary) were redeemed during the  last hal   year,
leaving  $2954 00  still outstanding. Where.
m. ��       ���:__ ��alVl A��    R-    5D]RN?* *
IJecrotaiT-Treasurer Trades ft Lshor Council.
-  S5��S1 t-J^j ;ttk-u   .
We the undersigned have audited
of the Council, and find everything In
And that this statement be
-pe and order.
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Again, the program
the most reasonable O
41 the most reasonable of I. w. W. ad.
MANAGEMENT ACCOUNT.
I. a direct contradiction to their assumption that we pos-
On the 1st December,. 1907, $700 waa received from J. J. Banfield ass. economic power. They cay
on a mortgage payable in two year, with a proviso that it can he taken "when we declare a strike we will roup after one year by giving three month.' notice. Interest on mortgage main In possession of the mean, of
at 8 per cent, payable quarterly. production."   Now this, though they
The repairs on and In the hall cost $864.00. Ton will notice there- do not see it, is s confession of their
fore that $164.00 Is taken from the general fund to assist In paying economic helplessness, inasmuch aa
for repairs. it declare, that by their numerical
strength they intend to   take   over
those means of production, i. e., to
Amount outstanding June 30, 190T  $   488 42
Paid Bricklayer, ft Mason, and j. Peary .......$    29 30
Leaaving amount .till outstanding....
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onsre. Account.
guarantee of ownership and, aa they
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nave not, they must stand convicted
of having a movement that cannot
A MINER.
"Do you drink?" asked the lawyer
of the witness.
���
11 y to a common- footing.    They turn toward it in their desire to get
feel this Intuitively and they are pre- together, falling to observe the lm-
; paring to meet it as Intelligently as possibility of assembling their force.,
"they can.   Their experience haa con- there.   I would any that the Indus-
FOR OYSTERS firmed them to experiments on the trial Workers reflected, in addition,
industrial field and they   naturally the unconscious efforts   of   the un-
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Restaurant oflh European Plan
Strictly First-class Cafe
Everything, Vest and Clean
Open
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