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Vancouver, July 2, 1908.
. Th�� regular meeting of the Vanenn-
ver Trades and Labor ��� Council was
hekjbvittiainiravening. Vi^Presiderti
PevTPe^^the^ chair ami A. H.
_ Burns, acting as secretary. Presiden t
McVety snd Secretsry Cowan being
absent from the city. -
i I The following credentials were received and delegates seated: Bricklayer, and Masons, W. W. Sayer;
Street Railway Employees, S. Thompson, J. A. Aicken, F. A. Hoover. J.
Briggs and G. Lenfesty; Cigarmakers,
Thousands of Pleased Customer. Testify to the Quality
of Our Work
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No. 4
R. Craig. A. Bice and L. E.
United   Brotherhood    Carpenters.
W. Dowler   and    G. W.  Wiliams, 8.
Kernighan   and   Messrs.   Sargent   and
Sherman;   Moving   Picture   and   Stere-
optican Union, A. Bard.
Del. Field reported that after a conference with the manager of the English Bay Theatre the latter agreed to
henceforth employ none but union men
as his  stage  employees.
Del Aicken anounced that the Juvenile Protective Association had held
n nhort meeting last Tuesday evening
and that everything was shaping well.
He urged the delegates to bring the
good work of the association before
their unions and have them send delegates to the association.
The Statistician, H. Sellers, presented his annual report which clear-
.ly showed that the delegates were
not taking the interest in the Council that they should. ���...'-
The parliamentary committee recommended that statistics showing the
number of workmen injured should he
L gathered and made public. The committee was authorized to have matter brought before the attention of the
next session of the Legislature.
Cooks and Waiters reported on two
houses that were unfair.
Musicians  reported   the    names    of
j members of other unions who belonged   to   the   Mount   Pleasant   band.
Street Railway Employees announced
that the pension scheme recently submitted to them by the B. C. E. Ry.
Co. had been unanimously adopted.
| a A motion was passed that a circular
I letter be sent to all nnions informing
j them that all persons carrying a card
arc entitled to visit each session of the
Trades and Labor Council.
Del. Aicken reported that Mr., Mc-
"i Mnbon wished to meet "a committee
; from  the  Council  to organize  a  system  of  labor  bureaus   throughout   the
| provinces to do away with private employment    agencies.    A  motion    was
. made to ��� have such committee appointed, but after a spirited debate it was
all " 1'��i ������   ���,   . ft'Ii   ���iV"'-v    :,':-'"
The   chair   appointed   Dels.   Sayer,  .
Thompson   and   Stalker  as    an    audit'
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Vancouver, July 16,  1908.
The Vancouver Trades   and    a^nbor
Council  held  its rcgubr meeting, this
evening,   Vice-President
the    chair.    Secretary
\ again in his place-
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ceived: Plumbers, Jas. McWhinnie
and A. H. Cleary; Cigarmakers. R.
Purfiehouse vice L. E. Davis; Electrical Workera, M. Harger and Geo.
Jenkins; Builders' Laborers, H. Sellers, R. J. 8talker. J. Sully, R. Forrest and G. Payne; Building Trades
Alliance,, J. J. I^iwratr *anduTjf.' (Dun-
canson\ Blaekpmiths,^' Usiries! 'Hanna-
f��u, Ben Watts * tnd Jas. Outhett;
Barbers, Chas. ��. Herritt.
The following accounts were ordered
pari: A. H. Stuart, 21 cords of
wood, $42; Trades Unionist, three
months Adv., $3; B. C. E. Ry. Co.,
light, $5.74.
Tbe auditors reported tbe books, of
the Council correct and in good condition.
taken tbe card out of the Dougal and
Pender bouses. ���sf*
Cooks and Waiters���Having trouble
with the Dougall and Winnipeg*
The following officers were elected
for the ensuing term:
President���R.  P.  Pettipiece.
Vice-President���J. A. Aicken.
Secretary���H. Cowan.
Statistician���H. Sellars.
Trustees���Messrs. Sayer, Dowler and
Sergeant-at-Arms���S.  Kernighan.
A motion, was carried that a meet*
ing of the certificate holders of Labor
Hall be held. The date will be fixed
by  the  executive committee.
Messrs. Payne, Burns and Cowan
were appointed    to    a committee    to
>��� .
await on city council in regard'to the
Labor Day Committee reported prog-    deplorable condition of Homer street,
������ Receipts,     $128.70;     disbursements^
Bartenders   reported  that , they   had     $50.74.
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The following   credentials were   re-
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30,   1908.
To the President, Officers and Meim-
bers, I submit the following Financial statement of your Council and
management of the Labor Hall for
the past six months, for your% consideration.
Amount in bank and On hand
Dec: 81, 1907    $ 164.53
Amount from  rents in Hall.. 1,047.50
Amount  from  per capita     6.8.58
set if*, -n
 ��� #���������*  a ��  a
ent Account to a
off the mortgage
of $700. Since that time $80 per
month haa been added to thi. fund (together with same bank; interest^, making the total amount at the present
time $a2b\08.
Certificates Outstanding.
Eight  certificates smounting to!#16n
with interest have been redeemed leav-
#ing . total balance of $2,996.
Secretary-Treasurer T. A Is. O.'
We, the undersigned, have audited
.. the accounts, books and vouchers of
this Council and have found them correct, and wish to state that great credit
j% dujS the Secretary-Treasurer for ex-��,
or Hen t condition in which we found
the books.
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Scrip P. dwenther  $     2.50
R.  8.  Langdale'        15.00
C. fl. Cmpboll          5.00
Hall   expenses        838.75
Maintenance of T. A L. Coun-
iToml $1,477.95
Leaving balance in Bank $ 362.65
H.II Account.
eotipts  from   Rents $1,047.50
l*.xpenses   ..   ......'... $ 838.76
Paid  for scrip and interest...      22.50
Balance in favor of Hall     186.36
Your eovravjattee ' strongly recom-
mends the adoption of the loose-lesf
ledger system, m it would greatly
simplify the work of the Secretary-
Treasurer and auditor, and would be
much more satisfactory in every way.
.8.  THOMPSON, Whemeverythh.yaSmokerW.ntsC.nbe
Auditors. gjmwm  rjaioaCigamaSi*dalty
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Leber Day Calabration.
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Nos. 1 & 2,
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Bpreadlng rapidly and that In addition
to a new union, the barbers, repre-
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In the expenses of the hall an item
of $00.44 was paid for matting, etc..
for the floor and another of $60.00 was
transferred to Sinking Fund to psy off
mortgage of $700.
Management Account.
Receipts from per capita $ 628.58
Expenses    616.71
In view of the cordial and pressing
invitation   from   Trade,   and    Labor
Council of Halifax, it was decided to *<**8 **** ��!* endeavoring but up to
send at least one delegate, and two or ��*�� P1*^ Ume>  ****'  w    nothing
three if funds permitted, to the Hali- oeBnite,   The committee was appointed
fax convention of the Trades and La- to organise a picmc  but   when   the
bor Congress of Canada council decided on having a picnic it
Officers  were elected for the ensu- **��� *ot taken into consideration that
The Labor Day celebration commit- sented at that meeting for the first
tee .pjaotnted by the Trades snd Labor time, there would shortly be two other
Council at . recent meeting, have been
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Balance   in   favor  $    11.87
Credit Summary.
Amount in Bank, January 1,
liaRf   ..   . .$ lo4.5S
Rent and per capita ......... 1,676.08
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Debtor Summary
Hall  expenses    $ 861.25
Maintenance    of    T.    &    L.'
Council     616.71
\ lot ai   ..   ........ .. yljiri.oo
Amount in Royal Bank. $362.65
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ing year aa follows:
Pnsident���W. McKay, of the La-
borera' Umont\
Vice-presideht^-W. H. Gibson, Street
Car Employees'  Union.
Secretary���C. Sivertz, of the Letter
Carrier.' Union. ^   tf%
IfeglfW^ Arg|.<gt|of^tgeg^e|it.
Sergeant-at-arms���A. Herberger, of
the Machinists' Union.
Executive committee���The president,
tbe secretary, W. H. Gibson, Jf. Fraser and J. Dougal.
Wm. McKay was elected chairman
4 of the general labor day committee and
A.   Argyle  secretary.    The  committee
will elect sub-committees next Wednes-
* day and  make arrangements for the
there was not really a place in the
vicinity of Vancouver where . large
picnic could be held and be consistent
with tbe principles of unionism or that
grouwis large enough to accommodate
the number of people that are expected
to turn out on Labor Day could be ae-
unions affiliated. The barber, were
represented by their president, W. D.
.togers, and the secretary, W. Bralner.
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The report of'the bartenders' commit- \
tee stated that ail the house, of |he
city were now. union,, the Jast having ���
been brought la since the mat meeting |
through the effort, of the organization
committee of the Trades ��md Labor
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The pick of .he choicest gttdaaa
��� of Ceyloe. '&Y ��� jj
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At the present time Eburne and Central Park are being exploited, and it
is more than likely that one of the two
places will be chosen, snd it will be
announced by posters as soon as possible ao that all can make arrangements
It ia the intention of the committee
��� to have a good picnic without costing
the council very much money, if any,
and it will be up to the different unions to each donate . small sum, as the
council's treasury is not very flush at
the present time, and more especially
as $256 has to be paid out for taxes
next month.
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New Union. Being Added to Council
Every  Meet ing-Barbers the
the Trades and Labor Council of
New Westminster held   It.   regular
Give the
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a    trial    for   overalls,
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meeting on
uly 17th,
4 with the president, X J. Randolph, In
the chair.   The reports of the commit
teen were the chief item, of interest,
especially that   of  the
committee, which was moat   gratify
Ing, marking the further progress of
trades unionism in that city.   The report stated that the organisation waa
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or withhold.    Amelioration
dition there was none, except ss a re- to retrieve the past, and beyond the
ordinary busuiesa venture en* of those mighty revolutions that shadow of a doubt, unless aggressive
a. a  rule,  one day  in  the     shook the fabric of society to the ccn-     n.e hods are adopted  to complete the
tre and threatened the Very existence     .solidification  of labor  interests,  ef.uch
of civilisation itself.   Century followed    of the progress thai has been   made
century   and   the   arbitrament  of   the
sword was the only decision 'accepted
or thought of by thr" people.     But,
from     whatever     cause,     conditions
for the purpose of stock
and so; once s year, are the
up snd a statement pre
ited,showing the progress or ret roof the year; lucrative methods
1 will be irrevocably lost.   Observe how
: the movement has progressed.   In fra-
fMe^^ aama^rSSi,    exceed*   dynasty
.Z2Z^JtJ**Sl*.*S!?r���!5:     and the admixture of the foreign ek
plan mapped out fcr the'auc-
K month, that will make A ��f��t�� *Z*Z 2lL ,
profitable   as iioaSble. ':���****"* *** m
IjNHavlJa^axcellent opi>or-
tunity to Labor to sum up the devel
precursor of new
ideas.   From the
iw, in social
,  was the
and new
of serfdom,
I    r/n,.  ol  the pre***  },.r   aed    XTj^rtZ?^ ���*Z
aueh deep thought aa that which terminate, with the advent of Labor Day,
1906. flovernments have come and
gone, wsrs have held sway, fiscal poli-
. ties have changed, great movements in
religious circles hsve occupied the public mind; but before and above all, the
condition of labor haa kept to the fore,
and no doubt, so king as the world continues, will occupy the first and most
prominent place in the attention of the
public, for the simple reason that it
is the welfare of the people that is concerned. Like tbe poor, it is always
with oa, and though the progress of
time has witnessed immense changes
for the belter in tbe condition of labor, the problems that stall confront
those who aim to ameliorate the conditions under which labor exists, are
still sufficiently bewildering to justify
the moat serious consideration.
Not all of them will be settled satisfactorily in the year that is before us.
If, when the world has doubled its age,
one-half of them are only matter of
history, there will be cause for satisfaction, but the fact that we cannot
all the ills of the flesh should
us to hesitate to approach
consideration of, at least, one or
mora of the every day questions that
disturb public tranquility. If we succeed in manfully playing the part allotted to ua, we shall have done ss
much as any who have gone before.
No principle has been so amply
proved in .she history of mankind as
that "In Union   There is Strength."
tern.1 organizations the combination ia
complete. So, too, in religious, educational and other fields; but what is
of more immediate moment to the
trade unionist is the combination of
employers that has silently but surely
taken place during the hist decade.
This examination may be for self-protection, hut much requires to be explained .a to the extent of that aelf-
rrotectu-n. In tbe meantime, self-
protection ia sufficient reason for cementing together the working classes,
and should the methods of the employers be pacificatory, then those of labor can be the same, but the way to
have peace is to be prepared for war.
The limits of this article will not permit of a lengthy dissertation upon the
tion of man with man for mutual protection took the place of earner methods, with a consequent gain in the
moral, social and physical condition of
the people. In England trade guild,
appeared, and, though different in
many respect, from the trade unions
of to-day, they played their part, and
educated the public mind up to acquiescence in ami approval of the existence of union, of workmen. They
heralded no startling change in the
condition of the employed. Though
united, their strength waa not sufficient to command the attention of the
powers that make and unmake laws,
but aa all reforms proceed from nun-
orities, mo these minorities in the
o-urae of time, by agitation, education
and organization, won reforms in the
administration of the law, and be it
said with applause, in no instance were
the reforms.won roca as operated
harshly against any class in the corn-
munity,, but rather were such ss to
work for the welfare of the whole peo-
The subsequent progress of trade .
unionism ia too well known to require
elaboration now, but the one great
feature that appears through it all is,
that material advancement kept pace
with the strength of the union. Just
ao toon aa dissension made itself manifest in the ranks of labor, laws failed
of their object; public sympathy weakened, the lawmakers turned a deaf ear,
ttA'iSSZtia\ga'   ���^JWotaV1*.
������ ,ji a ia !������*
a united labor party that will achieve
anv.hing creditable for the aiaelioca-
tion of the conditions under whirnyaaayt
working   classes   live.   The leaataaJa
shown on every tand.   Mk^jmh
t !������ individual states  progressed  w .n^
Way, but they have given away
Australian Commonwealth and ...
there are not wanting sign, of wonder*
ful material advancement.   In Canadav
the provinces have prospered to some
naught to that' which has followed the
confederation of those province.. From
the confederation of the ancient Greek,,
states to the confederation of the Australian provinces is s long cry, but the
one lest on taught  through the  whole
history of the world is the same, aid >
labor will stand or fall just as it heed.  ���
or disregards that lemon.   The perelsjif H
is a  happy one.    The    municipahaa��e>'
constituting the old provinces ue aha
local unions in affiliation with their in-
yt ���>,?%��� "i.
labor assumed its true dignity and presented  a  united  front to* its oppres-
The primeval savage found protection
in numbers of a greater degree than
in person.! valor.    Experience point.    mtB conditions changed for the better.
^^ffT1^;    everywhere.     legfc,ttors found time to listen to its
The isolated serf, in tne,d��ys before    profe8fc; public interest awakened, and
the awakening,  rose  with    the day,
toiled until nig
with, the permission
lord and master and ov th(>re is gtreng
of yesterday is true of to-day, and will
tei nationals. The provinces united in
the Dominion are the local, united in \
congress. The province* legislate
upon certain matters relegated to
The international, deal with their
matters. But, as the Dominion of
Canada baa a field peculiarly its own,
so "congress doc. and most legislate
upon subjects that are tor the common
benefit of labor.      ���;* ��>tf?
The  congress  is  composed  of  local
unions from Halifax to Victoria, united
together for the purpose of more easily
protecting the   legislative  interests  of
the tradea unions in Canada.   The law
is, after all, the basis of all our right.
and, if this law is defective as it unquestionably ia, it becomes our plain
4/j duty to have the defects removed.   It
is useless for one man to approach the
government of any province or the Do-
& minion of Canada  asking for amend-
j ment. to the  law.    Tne only appeal
>,- that has any force with any and all
governments is one that is beaked by
&*****>'''������ Wef hare ihe vote, and there-
J a>rs the power, but, * fog as ,wf> remain separated, we are like so many
strangers crying aloud in the political   j
wilderness.   It is union that counts. j
I*    The necessity of a united voice was
amply demonstrated before the Senate
of Canada during the discussion of
. matter, affecting labor, notably in oon-
hection^ithTne Ijongbeed Bill for the
exclusion of international officers, the
*^*H^  Bill  concerning   unlawful
subject of union, but I take the oppoi^-^^5_n^>.|nd strikesi, and more i
tunity afforded to point to the lesson ly, before the Home of Commons, in
inculcated by our experience and the conneetwiTwith the passage of the Inexperience of the world at large, that fcjrial Dispntea Investigation Act,
is, the necessity of union, and to make 1907- The statement made that those
the  application at once    apparent, l^^n^K^reaent^ organized labor in
continue to be true to-morrow.
draw attention,   to  the    necessity
strengthening the Trades   and   Lsbor    * toe_ cnajhnmr
Congress of Canada.   That body ia the    w*. the mcident
mat quarter of a century    official mouthpiece of lanor in the Do-    *** the opponent,
has witnessed another  metamorphosis,     minion,  for  legislative  purposes,  snd     ahve to any sppsr
The union of individusls has given war    our efforts should be directed toward,
to the union of interests.   The capital-    making it what it should lie, the real
to unite with his fellow-cap-     voice of organized
vast has become tins, aev    Cfnada.   Tp^
d.y what it
lofig aa there
wielded by the coin-    ated with it, j
bination of capital.   But the movement
is . natural one, and instead of vainly
trying   to  sweep  back   the  oncoming
waters, Lsbor has  wisely    embarked
upon them and is moving   with the
long does it
_ monarch; it
a united people that esteblished
Great Republic to tim.aenjfc..** ia
challenged. Wheth-
well founded or
ed the fact
are keenly
in our
way to off-
ttack is by making congress
Vn^jof every. organised
with congress.   In a
exactly the p
ist wf
ionist suffer, to obtain,
r Way,
t fail to
tide.    Unfortunately,    it    has    been    a united people that is
.bout the last to recognize the trend in    the peer of nations to-day; it must he
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Congress of Cana
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doing anything to assist. Congress,
through its representatives, labors
Strenuously to prevent Ihe passage of
obnoxious lsws, ami to secure the en-
uctment of fair legislation, but the unaffiliated body Kits calmly by, enjoys
the fruita of those efforts, but fails to
lift a finger to assist. The unaffiliated
body is simply scabbing it on a large
wale, and it cannot point the finger of
'���corn at the non-unionist whilst adopting his tactics.
Consolidation is the tim of to-day.
The time for selfish jeolatrt��n ss a trade
unionist is passed. The local most affiliate  with its interna'! ionsl for trade
rposes, and with congress for leg-
ire purposes. Employers have
since set us the example, and the
return of Labor Day, in 1908, should
fail to witness one local union in Canada that ia not uffiihted' with the
Trades and Labor Congress of Can-
P.   M.  DRAPER,
Secretary-TreeBurer, Trades and Labor
Congress of Canada.
Ottawa, July 10th, 1908.
the Trades and Labor Congress of
Canada will convene in the Legislative
"ouncil Chamber, City of Halifax,
* Wince'of Nov. Scotia, beginning at
:1�� o'clock, Monday morning, September 21st, 1908, and will continue in session from day to day until the business of the Convention haa been completed.
Hitt.ryeM.king   Convention.
The approaching visit to the Maritime Provinces murks another important epoch in the history of the Congress. For years our efforts have been
centralised in the Provinces of On-
tario and Quebec, snd we have had s
more or less perfunctory alliance with
the extreme East and West until two
years ago, when our twenty-second convention was held in Victoria, B. C,
followed by holding our last convention in the city of Winnipeg, the Gateway to the West. Both these conventions proved successful beyond our
most sanguine expectations and haa established a closer bond of unity with
our Western fellow-workers for the future, the importance of which cannot
be overestimated. It is only fair, therefore, that this meeting should take
place in the East and that our brothers
there should receive encouragement of
a large attendance of delegates from
all. the other provinces, snd all organizations in the West, entitled to representation, should make a special effort to ekct and send representatives
to Halifax, regardless of the financial
Trada. and Labor Congress of Canada. mummo   ******   OrfanixaWan.'
C'fficc of  the Secretary-Treasurer,
16 Florence Street,
Ottawa, Ont.. July 15th, 1908.
To the Officers and Members of Trades
And    Labor    Councils,    National
Tradea Unions, Federal Labor Un-
.   nions    and     International     Local
Trades Unions in the Dominion of.
Canada >������
Fellow Labor Unionists and  Brothers,
The Twenty-fourth annual session of
The Congress Executive, acting in
conjunction with tbe Halifax Executive, is making a special effort to organize the Maritime Provinces and
good progress is being made by our
organizer. The Executives and tne organiser cannot do it all. even with the
best will in the world, and we ask
the officers and executives of all organizations to whom this call ia addressed to get busy now. Do not defer
action until Labor Day rolls around
and depend on whether it will rain or
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$30,000 worth of shoes for men,
women and children, all bearing
the union stamp.
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Prices Lower Than
The Lowest
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Made-to-order, made-to-fit, made-
to-measure, made-to-eatisfy. Union
men should wear Union Made
Clothes, If they want the heat. Oar
Clothes are right. Our prices are
right.   Leave your measure with us.
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The Big Union Tailors
shine to finance the trip of your representative. (Set real busy at once.and
if your treasury is not . financially
strong, run an excursion or put on an
entertainment with a view to making
some money. This will let the general
public know, too, that you are still
alive and a working factor in the community.
ment from Halifax -lo Victoria. A
reusing and rec^^reaking convention is to be the remit.
The report of the Executive will contain recommendations of great and immediate moment
Independent Political Actlan.
The growth of independent political
thought haa been most marked and fur
ther suggestions for a consolidation of
Hie one outstanding feature of the    supporters of independent political ao��
last year has been the effect of immigration upon trade conditions.    Every industrial    centre   in Canada has
been  influenced by the large number
. yyv.
of arrivals, and this, combined with
the financial hesitancy, has brought
home to every workman the importance of dealing finally and emphatic-,
ally with the whole subject. Mr. W.
R. Trotter, whom the Congress sent to
England to bring home to the English people the real labor conditions existing in Canada will present the report of his work and such recommendations as his study of the question may
suggest. If this question has affected
your living and working conditions in
the past or is likely to do so in the
future, would it not be money and
time# well spent to send your own accredited representatives to Halifax to
devise ways and means to effectively
check for the future the machinations
of the Employers' and Manufacturers' ���
Unions, the booking agents of the
steamship companies, and the Salvation Army, from flooding this country
with skilled mechanics who will re-
FIVE���Trade Unionist
tion will come before the congress in
Th.  Workers Awakening.
The awakening of the workers hss
come. Renewed efforts by all hands
iu every industrial centre in Canada
should be put forth with a view of
making the coming convention in the
citv of Halifax the largest snd most
enthusiastic ever held once our congress waa first organised, a quarter of
a century .go.
Fraternally yours,
,   ���>,.',  President.
Proved   Falsa  to  Hie  Prafnisa.
Excerpt from Nansimo Herald, October 5th, 1900:
"At the last election I voted for
Liberal partis. I want to be
with you. I voted for the Liberal
party but I do not recognise the good
of sny party but the party that does
main in idleness * unless ' they act aa good���the party that works in the
strike-breakers or work for starvation best interests of the workingman. If
wages? The report of our Parliament- the men of Nansimo are willing to
ary representative will explain the bear- concur in the resolution adopted by
ing of Canadian legislation and regu- this congress, that is the aland I will
lations upon the subject. nwintam/'���Prendent Ralph  Smith.
Later., far Ub.r. �� ���~ ��� *��*
The lest session of the Dominion
Parliament has furnished its quota of
important matters to be considered by
organised 'abor, including 8-hour legislation, co-operation, Senate reform,
amendments to the election act, to provide for a public holiday on jelling
day, old age pensions and many other
interesting items that will be submitted in the report of our parliamentary
In-no.other ���'fern hsve the provincial
ext&atevea had such notable, e
chronicle.   Great progress has marked
the year just past and a spirit of enthusiastic resolve permeates the move-
When Patronizing Our Advertizers Don't Forget to Mention the Trades Unionist,
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150 per cent will be saved on your wood supply, if you lay in a
stool, qf .lab. and edging at %m per load and dry them yourself.
We charge In the winter time $3 to 93.30 per load���and we only dry
them���you can do it as well a we can.
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We are prepared to supply the best coal at contract rates.  Ring
up 2962, 1157 or 675 and we Will deliver promptly. '
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of Joint Meeting of tha International Aataclstlon ef Bridge and
Structural Iron Workers and Pit.
Driver* and Wooden Brldgemen af
Oregon, Washington and British
Columbia, Held In Seattle, Wash-
Ington, at Labor Temple, June 28,
Meeting called to order at 2 p. m. by
. G. Coffin, acting chairman.
Roll call of delegates.���Local No. 29,
Virtland,  A. Berry; Local No.  72, E.
1. Coffin, A. G. Luloff and H. L. Harris ;    Local    No.  73,  Everett,  Bailiff,
Jaudett   and   Walter!  Local   No.   86,
ittle, A. G. Dentler, D. Mclnis and
Ludwig; Local No. 99, Seattle, J.
learst, "Wm.  Swingenberger    and  A.
S��enowinkie;   Local   No.   97,   Vancouver, A. Oonroid, McDonald and Little;
Local No. HO, Vancouver, J. Corcoran,
ifuorriaon and D. Campbell; Local No.
��14, .foeoma, J. U David, Rr M. Daily
End McCaffiany. "��
^ftoU call showed two delegates absent, Bro. J. L. Harris of Local No. 72,
Seattle, Bro. Henewinkle of No. 99,
. Minutes of previous    meeting read
and approved.
Moved and seconded that we form a
permanent District Council. Carried
by s unanimous vote.
Moved snd seconded that we elect
standing officers to serve until such
time as our constitution ia drawn up
and adopted by this Council. Carried
nineteen to one.
For President���Bro. E. G. Coffin of
72, Seattle, was nominated,
and seconded thai Bro. Coffin
be  elected  by  acclamation.    Carried.
Moved and seconded that the secretary
cast the ballot for president.   Carried.
st Vice-PfesjAejjv���Bjxb. Mo-
iny, of No. J14; Dentler of No. 86,
Corcoran of No. UO were nomi-
Moved and seconded that the
men receiving the highest vote be
rlsred elecaad^fiisi-ettd second vice-
-resident.    Bjm. ^^tnCaffaajiy, 14; Bro.
1, 16, and Bro. Dentler, J.  Ao-
jly Bro. Corcoran was declared
:ted first    vice-president    and Bro.
McCaffiany second vice-presidentr
For 8ecretary-Tre.surer���Bro, B. M.
Puis waa nominated snd it was moved
and seconded that he be elected by acclamation.   Carried by unanimous vote.
For Members of Executive Boawlr-
Moved and seconded that each organization be represented on the Executive Board. Carried. Moved and seconded that the delegates from their respective locals appoint a man to serve
on the Board. Carried. A. G. Berry,
No. 29; E. C. Coffin, No. 72; Bailiff,
No. 73; A. G. Dentler, No. 86; Hearst,
Dan McDonald, No. 97; J. Corcoran,
No. 110; McCaffiany, No. 1J4.
Bro.  Caudett  was  elected  Sergeant- .
Moved and seconded that the chair
���appoint organization and by-laws committees. Carried. The folowing members were appointed: Dan Melius, No.
86; Harris, No. 72; Hearst, No. 99.
Moved and seconded that we send a
delegate to the International convention. The question was called for and
roll call showed motion lost, nine to
eight, two delegates from Local No.
99 declining to vote. The point was'
raised that the delegates from No. 86
were not instructed as to how they
should vote snd that they were voting
their own personal opinion. Moved
and seconded that we rescind our former motion. Carried * by unanimous
vote. Moved and seconded that proposition of sending delegate to convention be sent out to . referendum vote,
and that the secretary be notified to
send in the vote of their union on or
before July 12th, 1906, to secretary-
Moved and seconded that we proceed to elect a delegate, as the Constitution provides that the credentials
must be in on or. before July J5th
previous to the call of the Convention,
also to save calling another convention
of 'this Council in case the question
carries, to decide on who shall be our
representative. Carried by unanimous
For Delegate to Convention--Bros.
Paris, Dentler and Corcorsn were
nominated. Roll call gave Bro. .Paris
11, Dentler, 5 and Corocoran, 4. Bro.
Paris was declared elected.
: end asoonded that the dele-
allowed $300.00, alette each
;   ' linn	
loci pay ancir *tttrataon accordance 1
with their per capita tax, and that the
delegate furnish tbe locate with an
itcu.izrd 'account of his expenses on
his return from Convention. Carried.
Moved snd seconded that we adjourn
to the call of the secretary-treasurer.
Carried. - 1
Meeting adjourned st 6:30 p. m.
Respectfully submitted by
B.   M.   PARIS,   Seo'y-Treas.
E. G. Coffin, Pres.
.    Officers   Elected.
President, E. G. Coffin, Local 72, Seattle, Wash.
First VM^President, J. J. Corcoran,
Local No. 110, Vancouver, B. C.
Second   Vice-President,   P.   McCaffiany, Local No. 72, Seattle, Wash.
Sargent-at-Arms, J. G. Gundett, Local No. 78, Everett, Wash.
. Executive Board���E. G. Coffins, Seattle, Wash.; J. J. Corcoran, Vancouver, B. C; A. G. Berry, Portland,
Ore.; A. G. Dentler, Seattle, Wash.;
J, Hearst, Seattle, Wash.; D. McDonald, Vancouver, B. 0.; A. Bailiff, Everett, Wash.; P. McCaffiany, Aacoma,
Wash.   (Spokane, no delegate present.)
Next convention to   take   place rt
Vancouver, B. 0.
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We Sell for Less
Bagging Navar Wins Anything.
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Let me recall to the minds of trade-
unit mists a picture of the days before
trade unionism was. The workers
were very miserable. When their condition bee., ue intolerable they selected a comrade to go to the employer to
beg for better conditions. The embryo
trade-union leader told the employer
about the misery of the men, snd the
po.crty would drive them to revolt.
He threatened ��� the employer that the
men might unite; might even strike.
But they did not unite; and they did
not strike. And the employer grew
more arrogant and oppressive. At last,
in desperation, the workingmen did
unite and did strike, Not until then
di I the employers begin to make terms.
It is a matter of history what untold
value the industrial strike has been to
the workers. The employers begin to
make terms. A few labor leaders go
to them and tell them that the worker.
might unite politically and strike at
the ballot-box. But the worker, do
��� ������. ���"���James     not unite; and they do not strike. /The
Douglas, See'y. Michel Miners' Union,     employers,  the courts,  the legislators,
 ,  grow more arrogant   and   oppressive.
The trade-unionist who knows history
Vancouver's   civio    authorities    are     will tell you that begging never won
now making ready for the unemployed     anything for labor.    It failed on the
this    winter.    Six hundred    industrial field.   It will fail on the political'field;    Labor begin, to realize
it.���Robert Huhter.
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" * * ��� A8 to whether or 00
there has been.an organized'system of
espionage in our union, is difficult to
state, and no man is justified in making an infamous statement of the character unless he is prepared to prove it.
It is easier to blast a man's character
than it is to build it. K proof there
had been, and whilst extending no
ccn.misscration to those cowardly enough to subvert their manhood for a
coiporation in this fashion; what language can describe those who offered
and tempted?
There is one feature in our union
which may promote this kind of thing;
and one which ought to be ended, that
is the holding in secrecy our -meetings.
The Twentieth Century is not the age
for secret societies, and it places a
bonus on treachery. What the miners
dare not discuss in public, ought not to
be discussed at all
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problem    this   winter.    Six hundred
more Chinese were imported here last
Tea,  Coffee, Spices
and Extracts
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When Patronizing nur.advMti.ers Don't Forget to
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an  active member
     of th*  Rxdosiorj
a    ^i^'lM? League and . gneeral all round good
At the last regular meeting of the     man. ,i amiiasamaaafaa. regret his leav-
|    ^telaWv��"wf�� sU san^to hesr    inTus,1 butT
that our IVesident and old-time friend    wheiWhe
Carpets,   Linoleums,   Curtains.
Blinda, 8toves, Go-carts.   Baby
Buggies, etc. 10 per cent off
for caah Oa Furniture.
700-702 Westaahmster   Avenue,
Harria Street.
was .bout to leave us lor field, .fresh
and pastures new. We cannot say thst
we admire Tom's taste in leaving this
beautiful city for such a place as we
are led to believe Pasco is, but trust
he hss made a move for his betterment
he hss made a move for the betterment
of himself and family. He takes with
mm our best wishes for bis future
'Qata^sT* number of the    bo,-	
making enquiries about Labor Day;
where it ia to be held, etc. I believe
. Eburne is mentioned .a ��. likely plaee.
Well, we might go further and fare
'worse. Ring a (arming .country, we
ought to get a good site for tip picnic,
and with a cheap car fare and fine
weather we could have a vary enjoyable day.   But, aa in all picnic, of that
"Wbnt is .1 this talk that's in the
Pipers about the open chop?" ask d
IttV Hennessey.
"Why, don t ye know." said Mr.
Dooley. "Rs-slly, I'm surprised st yer
ignerence, Hinnessey. Shure. 'tis
star-rted be rich patriot* as Dave
.Furry, Fred Job an' President El-yut
of Hsr-rvsnl t' burst up th' labor
utnrajs,   They  .re afraid,   Hinnissey,
that      *!�����     1- ml  '--
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It waa reported that   our president, description, the all needful is required,
and secretary had been compelled  to f^The musicians en not be expected to
take the card from the Pender Hotel, play for nothing; the rancher is mak-
and we are pleased to say that eince ing . living out of his land; we need
thst time all difficulties hsve been sd- not expect  the printer, to  print our
justed and the Pender is now "good," posters (or the fun of, the thing; so,
employing two union men snd display- therefore,   money    is   required.    Not
ing the card. very much, tither.   8ay if each union
We have also been successful in get- jwill give live or ten   dollars toward,
ting  another sore spot off our hands music snd prizes we could raise a very
 y-a���.  ���a.   i--~-��   ��B  VUUM  CBJBU  a   VW
recently in the shape of the Tourist ,' hko .mount for tbe sports. We or.
Hotel, Granville Street. Mr. Phil Har- also offer inducemento to the vsrious
quail, who bought the business last unions to put teams in the field for tug-
wet k, signed the contract, and the of-war. football, etc. A number of
Tourist ia now also displaying the comic or obstacle noes could be run,
card. We would like to remind you open to .11, and we could make our
that the Dbugal house is still unfair, own fun by having a good, eld-time
over-run an_j wj|n your assistance we hope to picnic and sports, not to make money
of ours,    jM> aD|e to get Messrs.    Burton   snd    out of it, ss lias been the custom in
. . - -- ���. ���, *  ��rffan-    Jackson to come to oar way of think-    tbe past, to pay off mortgage on Labor
as. into citisens   alliances an   business    ing �� the near future.   Give us a help-    Halt, but simply   to celebrate   Labor
i..;: ha ml. brother TTnmni0*0 *.--�� ����- Day as it ought to be���a day of enjoyment for all at the lowest minimum
Meetings for August���11 and 25.
G. P.
nans sssocisshuns. An' so thev boost
th open shop. Whut is th" open
atopy? 8hure. 'tis a shop where they
keep th' dure open t' accommodate
th consthant athream of min comin' in
t  take jobs cheaper thin th* min whut
,���>���.���    wry        ���**��������   aas*   aa    aa\ air-
ing hand, brother Unionists. Aak for
the button and card. H you don't see
either one, walk out and don't forget
to tell the bar-boy about it.    In the
  .       _... . position  in  which  we are placed  we
1���5?-*S1 ���WrvSP lhan,in Whnt ��* nnable to accomplish very much
has th jobs. T5s like this, I^nessey-- witboilf the support rf the brother
suppose wan of these fre#��-hom Aiwrr.
suppose wan of these free-born Ainery-
csu citizen. Dave M. tills us shout is
wutkin* in an open shop for th' princely wage, of wan large iron dollar a day
of tin hours. Along comes another
free-born son-of-a-gun, an' he seat'
th' boss: I think I cud hsndle th'
job fer ninety cinta.' 'Shure,* ses th'
boas, an' th! wsn-dollsr man gets th'
mery jinglin' can an' goes out into th*
cold, cold  wurrkl "
support    __    , nuWu
union men, and we aak that support
of you.    Not very much, is it?
We would especially aak the support
of printers, as we are of the opinion
that no one outside the Typographical
Union worked more energetically for
them in their label campaign than us.
The following is a list of officers
elected  at  our  last  meeting
:   "Tie, th' open shop is . -great institution,' said Hennessy
If trade unionists only understood
the true meaning of unity and solidarity, their power would be invincible.
���    ��,  autcung: , I���** onion .men often spend forty
Harry Davia. president; Waverly *��" J month to ***"* ********
otel; Wm. Motfiahaw, . vice presi- ***** **"* W* ��** ****** a month to
..�����.��.��� ri-:~iM. rr-x-i. \a .   ��� *~        build up unionism.
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and assist your
Hotel -t vrm. atotnsnaw, . vice presi-
treasurer, Quinte Hotel; Geo. W. Cur-
nock, financial secretary, Quinte Hotel;
Fred Waters, chaplain. Clarence Hotel; A. Shaw, inspector, Queen's Ho-
, tel; J. Brun, guardian, Lighthouse
Mt Hotel.
Again  asking  you  not  to forget  to
see the button or ask for the card.
Union men as a body spend no less
than $1,500,000,000 a year to purchase
the  necessaries of life.
Every dollar of that sum spent for
non-union goods is spent to break down
If . strike is on in a shoe factory
union men all over the country send
their contributions to support the
strike. If the strike fails and scabs
are employed, union men often buy
the products of that scab labor.
What with one hand they try to
build up, with the other' they try to
tear down.
If  a  union  man  gives  a dollar  a    ____
tmiam    __._.,     month to support bis union he has done     ^""J0* P��W^7P��W^i "kL T^
quite.a number who are only casually    a great deal.   By paying these due. he     ?J?S.S_7tJLSx TZ!^jJ2!\&��
employed. exrect. to build up . powerful trade    *��* #Jf -J0J*** dowp *****
���luOIxu tftaaal mYMtiW'��* Jaa^aw���..  V^aC: ism itself���Robert Hunter.
haa crossed union movement.    At the same lime
           ..ilium   Lyons, b3 often uses his    immensely    more
known to .11 aa "Big Bill" Lyons, was powerful purchasing power to defeat
one of oar charter member, and held trw aims of unionism,
office on two or three different occasions. Suppose every one of the three mil-
Be died at the General hospital on lion trade unionists on this continent
���. _ ^'arf- hear, trouble, considered it a crime to buy non-
Like most big men. "Bill" wss good union products. Suppose the mer-
natured and "easy' going, snd did his chtnts and employers knew that and
share in butMing up our organisation were trying to attract union buyers,
ami helping tbe laborers of Vancouver' impose they knew every penny of thi.
m ffenerat.
Building operations quiet compared
to what they were this time last year.
Although we have a fair number of
men working pretty steadily, there are
employ, union labor or go bankrupt.
This great lesson is constantly
preached by union leaden. It is the
lesson of unity and solidarity. It
means instead of a few million dollars
going to the support of unionism, that
over . billion dollars every year would
go to the sapport of unionism.
Back of every union fighter, hack
of every strike, back of every indus-
trial battle would be the power of this
billion snd . half.
The dues paid to your union are
nothing compared with this immense
 a..-.��� power���power   now   often
Jimn^fODmmerford is
East, going to Toroi
a lot of Toronto.  It
billion  and  a  half
made goods, whst
spent only
.     would you
hp ariii ��� taia t ^ " ~.h��Pe* *** E***y ***** I��trorii��ed by wortong-
he vnU a^into hsraeas down there men would  have a union babel rjgn
ftfalaL^'aaa^ 9               Hm mereh.nta thSLlves
here i. '-^:J��*J^**m***-   Hehw would advertise the union Isbel; the
jBf*dek��tec.totJie Tradea employers would  advertise  thai
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Vegetable Seeds
* .era. Grass Seed aad
and labor Council for   a
serving on the executive
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Aob > . closed shop.    AH the  in.
dvstries that produce product, would
BUS. & Co., LH
few n.aHasji St. B.
Greenhouse Wf*^^.
Phone A 8181
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T. James and Alex. Suanar, District
In; U. M. W. of A. organizers, were
in Vancouver during the latter part of
Jury, in the interests of their organisation. Both of them are live agitators and hsve a splendid knowledge of
the labor movement. Their, influence
in Alberta can only result in progress.
In common with nearly all members of
organised labor in Alberta they are active supporters of the Socialist Party.
' i      ii Ji i us.
A Labor demonstration
Victoria Park, London, recently, at
which Will Thorny If. P., Keir
Hardie, If. P., and Will Crooks, If. P.,
were present.
Air. Thome, referring to what he
termed the ' 'scurvy treatment" of Keir
Hardie in connection with the King*,
garden party, said: As far as I am
personally concerned, I echo all Ihe sentiments which hsve been caprtnsed in
respect of that matter, and I am quite
sure that the whole of the working
classes in the different parts of the
country will back Mr. Hardie in the
stand he ha. taken. (Cheera.) I absolutely deny, the right of the King or
anybody else to curb oar tongues in
any shape or form as to what we ought
to say, either in the House of Commons or outside. (Cheers.) I hope the
time will arrive, and very speedily, too,
when there will be no room for kinga
or queens, but when we shall govern
ourselves, snd I think we shall govern
ourselves in a better manner than we
ue being governed st the present tim.
What is it all about? The quarrel
started in a moat emphatic manner
against the King paying a visit to his
nephew, not as s private visit, but a.
a State visit, and we, the working men
of thi. and of other parts of the country, ue called upon to pay the expense.
No doubt before the King paid the
visit to the Czsr he wss respected by
the rank ami file of the working classes
of this country, but I am perfectly certain that since his return he has lost a
great deal of the respect previously held
by the democracy of this country.
(Hear, bear.) Since the King returned
from Russia we find that another
butcher has started, nsmely, the Shah
of Persia. He started butchering the
people out there, and in consequence
of the Anglo-Russian-France Alliance
our lips are absolutely sealed, snd we
have got no power st all to interfere.
Therefore, ss far as I am conceinad ss
sn individual, I protest against any of
these alliances with these butchers���
either the Czsr of Russia or the Shah
of Penis. These allisnces and treaties
are hot brought .bout for your benefit,
hut for the purpose of upholding the
capitalist system in this snd other
puts of the country. (Cheers.) I
shall do my utmost to back up the attitude taken by Keir Hardie and the
labor Party generally in reference to
thi. business. (Cheers.).���The
Wo am .bowing the very Latest Novelties in Men's. Boys' and
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The merchant who.does not advertise at all may or may not be your
friend, but it is s foregone conclusion
thst be who liberally patronises the
columns of all other papers and refuses
to advertise in your paper, ia not look-
ing for the workingmsn'a patronage,
does not wish it, and is not desirous of
your friendship.
Too will find that those who advertise in these columns are worthy of
your every consideration, for the publishers will use every precaution to
protect your interests.
When you patronize the man who
advertises in your paper see that he
know, where you saw tne advertisement. You will find thi. it . benefit
to you as well as to the paper.
Says Brauer-Zeitnng,
of the Breweryworkers' In
Union: "Our local unions in Canada,
ss well as our internstional organisation, are affiliated with the Canada
Trade, and Labor Congress, and ss our
own convention is    to commence   on
September 13, the important questions
to be dealt with by the Congress will
certainly receive careful coi.saier.aion.
It would be very desirsble in the in- ,
terest of the labor movement that all
our local unions in Camads count be
represented at the session of the
Trade, and Labor Congress of Csnads.
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At an executive board meeting of
tbe British Columbia Anti-Tuberculosis
Society held at Victoria on Tuesdsy
last st 4 p. m., tenders were opened for
the construction of the Tranquille sani-
^um, near Kandoops. Contractor
ODell, a Vancouver union
the contract at
a wors may
The question
of a weak:
The provincial .
another $30,000, or ���
000 of which must go towards an insti-
tution for advanced case, of consumption. z!T.
Executive Board Member Pettipiece,
representing the Central body was present st the Victoria meeting
To be s Union man implies s man
with a job. Who ever heard of a union
of the jobless? The man with �� job is
the man with a vote. The other unfortunate worker, are too busy acting
as their own auctioneers to secure registration, and are therefore disfranchised. The wage-earner with the
v��te must be educated; snd the duty
devolves upon those who have experienced and studied the problem, confronting the propertyless. If tile
Trades Union movement is. lacking in
essentials there is no one to blame but
the unionists themselves. - A movement, to live, must five for something;
stand for something; and at all tunes
"advance snd maintain" the interests
of those behind it. If old methods of
wtrfsre prove ineffective, new methods must be sdoptod. The employing
class is corojpossd of shrewd business
men. A good deal may be learned
from their means of securing what
they want. A lesson or two from their
experience ahould bring about the de-
aired results. The employing, or owning, class has been active in politics;
and now holds possesion of the lawmaking powers in every land
the nag of capital natters^
few. The workers we many.
unionists would adopt the employers*
methods politically, along correct snd
independent lines, the victory would
soon be theirs. This, then, seems to
be what is needed to make the tra>*
nnion movement mean aomething more
to ita adherents���the life that is necessary to any forward movement.'
The   Literary   Digest, weekly, is a
non unionist periodical
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to suthority, an humble,
self-effscing spirit; a narow intolerant
pride in one's own country and supreme contempt for tne people of .11
others, coupled with s supine snd ox-
like contentment with things as they
are are the cmef virtue, requisite in
good^pg^arnera under the 'present
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AUGUST         1908
Some of the present-dsy directors of
tbe labor movement will have to
change their policies or get off the
job, and make way for those who will.
No markets; no profit. No profit;
no jobs. No jobs; no market. This
because . few own the earth and the
many,   politically,   permit   it.
It ia no part of capital to accede to
the command: "Give us fbis day our
daily bread." The revised version
reads:   Give us this day our quarterly
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The "strike fund" of the past must
become the "campaign fund" of the
future*.   Education and necessity will
6*        be the compelling force.
Bev. Dr. Shearer could more profit-
. ably expend his time and energy than
Tin the defence.of a bunch of whore-
'Yukon tci
which  wsge-ea
job for the man
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mean, by
there  is no
to the posi-
unless the boss
out of him.
of Western Ca
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Jjost mum ra>aaafenasx-
rners will
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by tlaa Vancouver Trades and
.   ISabOT Council.
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Contributions are solicited from
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be held responsible for contents.   -
Htte^ttat .of adducing the commodity,
labor, in the lowest market, production for use, would make the social
value of the product the basis of wages.
More than any other one thing or than
Ihe letUr-carriere sre still swatting    all other things combined, this is the
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\the "raise" promised by the federal
government. It requires more than
"government ownership." It must be
ownership of the government by the
working class.
The , attempt of A. 8. Goodeve,
Kootenay's Conservative nominee, to
have the militia called out to strike terror into miners who were engaged in
a lawful and peaceful demonstration
against tne mine owners, has not been
How many Orientals ..are now eri-
tbing which marks the line most distinctly  between  mere  reformers and
dames H. Hawthornthwaite, Socialist, Ralph Smith. Liberal, and Frank
Shcppard, Conservative, will be the
candidates in the impending federal
election for the Nanaimo elect* .rial district. Labor's champion from the Provincial house will win���if the wage-
earners ami small farmers sre true to
themselves. Organized labor in Canada has declared for independent political action. Ralph Smith is a Lib-
gaged in any of the things collectively    eMl and thereby forfeit8 the confidence
owned    and   operated.?    In the post-    ���T orjpmized labor,
office,   school  system,   public   works���
any where, in fact, not monopolized by
capitalists?   Does thi. look like a solution to you, af/. Wage-earner?
A. S. Goodeve, Rossland, hss been
nominated as the Conservative "also
ran" in Kootenay federal riding. "Bill"
Davidson, Socialist, will be the next
representative from that riding, and
will make a good seconder for "Jim"
Hswtbornthwsite's motions in the Ottawa legislature.
trail, complete, tha rough work sad
looks like a winner, it will be time to
"deserve the frprJtWgsln'sjf*mLu
Such an atituds is cowardly, to say the
leaetlfit organized labor (asWis* expressed itself in Canada) believes there
is necessity loy. aMute ^Mependent
political action, then, in UbWs name,
let's not only vote for it. but work it;
nod show the old parties that we mean
business. It will be up to Org. Landers, and other, who have assumed his
position, to explain.   And it will
It is to be. hoped that the ex-detective, under arrest at Victoria for
arson, will not be dealt with after the
fashion of his despicable snd unspeakable colleague in crime, Harry Orchard.
A necktie party would be too good for
a being low and mean enough to assist in sn attempt to hang innocent
champions of labor's cause
There, is no power on earth which
can prevent wage reductions when ten
men seek one job. So long ss labor-
power is a commodity it must he governed by the inexorable laws of the
market���supply and demand. The task
bi fore, labor is to lift itself out of the
category of commodities, and place itself in the kingdom of industrially free
men and free women. There are enough wage-earners on the voters' list
on this American continent |o do the
If the unions of Western Canada
conduct their meeting, a. they ahould
be conducted, there need be no ,fear
of Pmkertons. A wage-earner.4'organization that cannot transact its business on the >treet-oorner. if need be,
haa yet something to learn of its mission. The**, is nothing to he gained
by secrecy in the labor movement. In
the last analysis we can only get what
we have the power to take; and the
sooner we publicly declare our intention and proceed with all possible haste
in its accomplishment, the better for
all concerned.
The labor movement has nothing to
fear from "compulfory investigation.".
Trade unions are not secret societies,
and all their business is of such a nature that it could be just as well conducted on the street-corner. A movement that will not bear publicity
should not be condoned by the only
useful and necessary portion of human
society���the working class.
Many unions and central bodies already have libraries ami reading rooms.
Those thst have not should have them.
Such a library can be procured for a
very little, money and will be used snd
enjoyed by a large percentage of the
union men, and will be ��� source of
strength to the organization. The
Looks will be working all the time,
when speeches cannot be heard.
It might be s good idea for the A.
F. of L. President, Samuel Gompers,
to make a hasty review of how organised labor in Western Canada gets results  without begging or beseeching
Itocal editors of the daily press are
writing some very solicitous letters to
themselves respecting the Oriental
question, with the veiled purpose of
detracting the eyes' of the workers
from the real issue, namely, the
cause of cheap labor importations bv
an employing class that has intrigued
itself into political power and secured
possession of British Columbia's natural
resources. The organized wage-earners
of Vancouver will not allow themselves
to be  borswoggled  this time.
That labor-power is . commodity.
and that intelligent union officers recognize it as such, ia amply borne out
by �� recent statement, made by President Chickling of the Bookbinder.' In-
temstionsl Union. .Speaking .gainst
removing its headquarters from New
York City, he said: " ��� ��� ��� It
would also be a bad business proposition to remove from the largest market
wc have for our goods (labor-power���
Ed. T. IT.), snd. inasmuch as New
York possesses the largest market for
our goods, I think it would be unwise policy, from . business standpoint, to make the change st this
The Mount Pleasant band ia unfair to organized JW^I^Wn^ouver.
It provided music for the Twelfth of
July celebration. And there were
many union men .in the procession.
While no labor organization' attempts
to meddle' with its members' religious
affaire, it is just as well to remember
that our first duty is towards an organization that is* fighting for an industrial liberty ,we have not; rather
than commemorating . liberty we ai-
ready have. ��� A union man's first allegiance should he to his union.
The capitalization of the Standard
Oil Company has been enormously increased. This because, by virtue of
ownership of sufficient capital, it ha.
the power to rob its employees of enough unpaid wages.to pay the normal
rate of interest oh the amount. Instead of owning the workers, ss of old,
it merely owns their jobs. The vehse
of the Standard Oil Co.; and all others
of its kind, is embodied in the brain,
hide, bone snd sinew of its slaves.
Capitalist bonda are merely title deeds
to human lives. Both old parties, on
this American continent, stand for the
perpetuation   of   thst  ownership.
S. L. Lander., well known to many
westerners in the labor movement, is
editor of the Garment Workers' Week-
at the Iwase. Jtnee.   Only when wage-    iy Bidletin.  On two occasions, st Vic-
earner, act like men and do for them-    fori* and st Wmnipeg, Landers went
In order to be prepared for
strike, the convention of the .
awaweration of Miners has ordered
executive board to levy a par capita
assessment sufficiently large to raise
a 8100,000 strike fund, to he used only
during strikes. A constitutional
amendment to authorize acceptance
of withdrawal card, of the Industrial
Worker, of the World waa defeated.
selves what they want done, does the
boss, or any one else, treat with them
.. men, and not beggars.
a^rKurcutt, s W. C T. V.
has been gnilty of
A miners' eight-hour day bill has
just been enacted in Britain. Bather
slow in following the lead let by
i British Colmnbia and other provinces.
However, if the Independent Lsbdr
Party liTThe old land pay. dose st-
s what any but
to be .fact, with regard to the
immorality rife in this portion of cap-
itebsm's blighting curse. And, of
course, it haa brought down upon herself the righteous indignation of a
bunch of hypocrite, who fed called
upon to defend a social system that is
rotten to the core.
en record as in favor of independen*j>o-
litical   action.     Judging   by   hut   issue of the Bulletin he has decided to
^hahd himself over, snd any other un-
aX^'aaV*** ,STS&
sincere? (Such action indi-
that there are still' members of
arbor who believe they can
what they want by .voting for
what they don't want Editor Under.
evidently want, to wait till the other
fellow does the pioneer work; and aa
aoon a. the rapidly-rising third party,
standing for labor   alone,   blazes the
The general strike ot> twenty four
hours declared by the General Federation of lMS>>or,aaa>d>Wnatr.tlon and
; protest against the atting of workmen by troops st Vigneux want tatd
operation this week. Tan report,
indicate that 50,000 men of the build
' lag and allied tradea, Including electricians, .topped work. Trouble fa
feared to Paris, end aa extra regjmaat
of cavalry has been ordered to Vigneux, where a gigantic demonstration
la planned. 	
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When he began making his speeches in
the Old Country the CVjoservstive press
frit it wss a blow to protection, while
the Free Traders and Radicals took his
speeches snd published  them broadcast
as an argument against protection. He
was in Great Britain to tell the truth.
irrespective    of    what    either    party
thought or did.   He bad a chance to
say it and  he said  it.    Tne  farmers
of    Western    Canada    were    passing
strong  resolutions  at   their    meetings
cofdeuinatory of a high tariff against
agricultural   implements.    He   hoped
that any man who had friends in the    ni-tf,^  ,-j ____. u-.^ ^ _______* ,��____. j.*
Old Country would inform them ss to    p?tfonn;.,7* *J ^ *. sne the daf
the true state of affairs in Caiteda.   He    wflen chiWren shall hare the chance of
63 Cordova St. West
A large gathering of trade unionists
aarembled in Carpenters' Hall. Halifax.
N   S..  to hear an ad Ire s by W. R.
Trotter, general organizer for the Dominion Trades and Labor Congr^s;
President Hesly, of tbe Halifax Trader
and Labor Council, presided and introduced the speaker. He said Mr. Trotter wss here in the intere ta of the
congress snd would remain in ihe
Maritime Provinces until after the convention, which is to be held the latter
part of September. He felt thst eastern Canada demanded more attention
TWELVE-Trade Unionists
from the congress thsn had been given
in the past, and he was glsd to see
that tbe executive council had taken
note of this also and had sent us their
strongest representative, who is not
only A good debater, but also an efficient and hard worker.
Man of Earnastnavs and Sincerity.
Mr. Trotter then took the door and
w:��s enthusiastically received by tbe
audience. Mr. Trotter impresses his
hearer, aft being a man of earnestness and sincerity. Seeing things from
the viewpoint of the workingnian, setting forth his facts in clear and eloquent language, driving home his arguments and clinching them, he held
the close attention of his hearers from
start to finish. His talk lasted two
hours and covered much ground, dealing first with a comprehensive review
of the trade, union movement in the
British   Isles,   and   the   United   States,
The congress now represents 60,000
workers of Canada, stretching from
the Atlantic to tbe Pacific. It hss'
been in existence twenty-five years.
There wss a time when st ten tion was
devoted only to the populous centres,
such as Ontario snd Quebec, but the
time had long passed for such pro-
vinc-iili-m in the trades union movement of the workers of Canada. The
time when the congress was dominated by' Ontario unions hss passed, and
now we see the extreme east as well
as the wist taking an active part in
its deliberations. At the last convention at Winnipeg when the two Halifax delegates, John Joy ami James
Flannigan, presented the claims of
Halifax fcr consideration, it wss felt
then that it was due the east thst the
convention should be held there in
1908. ami so it came to be that Nova
Scotia this year for the first time will
be able to give welcome to the congress.
The congress has 21 international organizations paying per capita tax to
its funds. This, the speaker thought/
was pome indication that the congress
had its place in the labor field on the
North American continent.
Immigration   Questions    Discussed.
Mr. Trotter dealt with the immigration question in a manner that showed
light on the methods of the Manufacturers' Association in importing Isbor
into Canada. The North Atlantic Trading Co., Preston, Leopold, et si., were
discussed and the methods adopted by
Leopold   in   inducing  workingmen  to
come to Canada were condemnel in the
closing  with -eloquent  peroration^ strongest terms.   Mr. Trotter had been
the present and future of the work-     sent to Great Britain by the trades un-
dasses of Canada. ' ions of Canada to investigate conditions
- there,   re     immigration.
When    the
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Manufacturers' Association learned this
hey declared the office of their London agency closed..  Upon investigation
bit was found that the office was run
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did not wish to claim all the credit
for the falling off in emigration, but he
believed his journey through the British Isles had produced the effect aimed
at by the congress.
The   Asiatic   Questian   In   British
Mr. Trotter then took up the Japanese and Asiatic questions in British   Columbia.    He asked  his hearers
how would they like to see Hindoos
crswling along the streets of Halifax
begging for coppers; how they would
like to have shiploads of Japanese come
in and supplant them in their occupations and drive them from their ns-
tive city. He dramatically told of
the Anti-Asiatic meeting in Vancouver,
and told of his trip through Chinatown. He had the privilege of visiting- the place twice, once with Keir
Hardie, the great British Socialist.
They went through the place with
thiee detectives, snd only those who
have visited that quarter can realize
the horror of it. Where some years
ago only white men were employed in
the Fraser River salmon fishery, now
none but Asoatics are employed; the
Fame in the logging camps, where
white men have been ousted and Japanese employed; and the same st the
canneries, where Chinamen have taken
the places of the white men. This is
not the whole story. It would not
n ctter so much if these importations
bad come in on a fair basis. A white
man cannot subsist on a hand ml of
rice; s white man muat Have a bouse.
not a shack, to live in; a 1/ome to bring
his children up in; a school to send
them to. When white men come into
a community it has meant, and
means, streets, buildings, tha home,
th. family civilisation. All these
things thst go to make importation of
(lis foreign element had stopped. In
ten years we would have had an Asiatic
province in the west. He thought now
that the wages in some industries have
been brought to such a low level that
it will be a hard task to restore them.
to an 'equitable and just basis.
A   New  Day  for tha Common  People.
Mr. Trotter dwelt on the legislation
p.tt forward by the congress this session. He mentioned tbe hill which
had been killed in the senate, re Am-
runaining at school until they are da-
teen,  free text books was also needed.
A review of the Labor Party of
Great Britain was given. Over 2.000
meetings are heal in England every
week in the interests of the workers.
What we needed ia Canada was for the
men to get together, think snd taDt
He advised all the men present to get
busy reading and thinking.
We here broken sway from the old
parties now and forever. It is a new
day that ia breaking for the Canadian
common people. Let a' man once
taste of his independence snd power,
and nevermore will he consent to he
used by any politician.
After the meeting adjourned the men
present had an opportunity of meeting
Mr. Trotter. He expect, lo leave
shortly for Sydney snd other industrial centres.' He will make Halifax
his headquarters until after the convention.
It is expected that three new unions
will shortly be organized.
Mr. Trotter, it was announced, will
deliver an address later on his trip
to the British Isles snd its results. He
has returned with s fund of important
i c forma tion regarding emigration snd
the labor movement in Great Britain.
and this coupled with the fact that Mr.
Tiotter is a student and thinker ami
has the rare faculty of imparting lu>
knowledge in clear and eloquent language, should mske his next public
appearance in Halifax one that ahould
interest all classes of citizens.
A union map's wife should always
endeavor to uphold union principles.
She should always remember that her
husband receives better pay and works
fewer hours thsn he would if he did
not belong to the union. She should.
therefore, insist on union-made goods.
���Grtnsboro Labor News.
under Leopolds successor and is still    erican labor men participating in Ca-
doing business St the old stand.
Mr. Trotter   toured England, Scot-
Ireland aStfthe interests of the
,nd came in touch
n   there   and ad*
dressed many meetings and told them
jth   about   the Canadian
nadian 'labor disputes. Other important measures were being watched now
by the Dominion executive. Its legal
acviser, Mr. O'Donoghue. will soon
take .n important case to the; Privy
Council. L
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tion of a third party, were read/ Each
clause waa read and clearly explained.
Free  compulsory    education,  he  felt,
��� was one of the chief planks'in  the
aixfadvocating* the formal
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fC cany complete stocks in
newest and best and at the
_, _,     aisjauO     _ _____
most reasonable prices, follow
our advertisements ana winaow
dollar can often be saved.
Phone 3541
New Westminster. Division No. 134,
daw** Jaaar^avVfiaaTS f
Labor Congress of Canada,  and may*
possibly be represented at the Halifax
convention in September.
The Division will also take ita place
in the forward labor movement in other
respects.   It will be represented in Th.
j Trades Unionist hereafter; and ita delegates are 'ajyagtivaj-factor in tbe re-
i cri-tly orgaoisel    Trades   and Labor
��� Council at the Boys! City.
W IT'f;
,-nsion,   Sick   aad   Disability   Benefits.
Vancouver. B. C���Just a few lines
.bout our Iste-M-meeting on Saturday
night. All our officers were re-elected
unanimously, except our treasurer, who
resigned. We have an election of officers every six months. Our popular
pi trident, Bro. J. Fletcher, who has
just served one. term, was elected
unanimously, with cheers.
* We bad a referendum vote on a pension and disability scheme proposed by
the company. After the vote was
counted we passed a resolution making cry Workers).
it unanimous. The referendum vote Statistician���S.
carried by four-fifths of a majority.
The scheme is to take $3.00 per year
per member from our bonns, which we
have 'been getting for four yeses' now.
The company will put with it $3.00
per member. Members to become
beneficial must have served 15 years
in the company's service snd be GO
years old.    Also,  we put in  another
The following are the new
the above council:
President���8yd.   Duncan  (Typo.
Vice-President���Brown   Pipes   (prick
and Masons). .*.-*".   -v
Secretary���& W./Tuolrwell (Ty^b.K
Assistant    Secretary���A.-�� fi-  Sdrth/TV
(Typo.). {  ���   . *22&y 7a
Sergtat-Arms���C.   Pescock^^lfnere).
Warden���R.   Cullers  (Painters).
Treaaurer���D.  J.  McConnick  (Brew
I City Typos. Da Things.
New "WestaaTaVU^ Typngraphical
; Union, No. 632, haa subscribed In a
body for Tha XBm* Unlonlat. |nciuu
: Ing its members   at   Kamloops, Asa
croft and Chllllwack.
R A. Stoney uas been elected aa
correspondent, and will be hoard from
In future. *
The Typos, have also elected . Label committee which will emulate the
member, of No. V26 In label-campaigning.
.' ���
By    An
W.  TuckwdU.
Trustee���J. Ritchie (Carpenters), T.
Ranharan (Federal Laborers), R. Cpl-
bertson (Bricklayers).
Executive Committee���Bro. Baklry
(Retail Clerks), J. Ritchie, Brown
Pipes, Sam Larson (Carpenters) and B.
Legislative Committee���Bro. Qujg.ey
(Miners),   Jno.   Larson   (Miners).   R.
dollar and the comxmny Sl.OO^per mem-    Baldry,  J.  Ritchie  and  Brown Pines.
ber for j��. member disabled or for pen-
manent sickness. If it is carried
through several of our members will
get a pension at once. We also revised
our local by-laws.
Our officers for this term are: President, J. Fletcher; vice-president, J-, A/
Aicken; recording secretary, W^/W.
Burrough; financial secretary, Fy A.
Hoover; treasurer, A. Taylor; conductor, H. A. Schofield; warden, P^JL/
Kaigbin; sentinel, H. Leaney.       ' <-)
Our executive committee is composed
of one member from each department.
Aa you know, our division takes in
every branch of the service
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Lethbridge,  Alt.., July  13.  1908.
Western    Wazy     Geese
Eastern   Chapel.
The Trades Unionist regrets its inability to "show up" or represent in
compliance with the following invitation: "You are most cordially invited
by Cuelph Typographical Union, No.
391, to come to Gnelph's Old Heme
Week, to be held August 2nd, 3rd, 4th.
5th snd 6th, 1.NH���the greatest gathering ever held in Canada, Don't be a
niossback. some a-foot or bosshack.
come on Maud (the favorite mule)
come in an automobile, or any other
horseless wheel���only come���and enjoy yourself with the best hunch of
printers on earth."
i . a
'XV ���';.
particularly to .
Clothing and Furnishing
ishop dt
55 3��A>,> ""���'���>.*
408 Westanlawter Ave.
Bricklayers and Masons���-C. Clayton,
G. Rothenay, W. Taylor.
Brotherhood Carpenters.��� P. W.
Dowler, G. W. Williams, S. Kernighan,
Sargeant, Sherman.
Bartenders���G. W. Curnock.
Bookbinders���G.   Mowst.
Barbers���<5. Debalt, J. E., Cameron,
C. E. Hewitt.
Builders' Laborers���H. Sellars, Q.
Psyne, J. Sully, B. A. Stalker, R. Forrest. -,  ���
Cigsrmskers���R. Craig, R. Purse-
house.   - . f.   vvG '��*.-/���
Civic Employees���E. W. King, R.
Morrison, J. Clarke.
Cook,   and   Waiters���J.   Arnason.
Electrical Workers, 213���M. Harger,
O. Jenkins, E. 0. Knight.
Moulders���L.   Hildebrand.  Curtis.
Machinists���A.  Beasley,  A.  Fenton.
Plumbets-J.    McWhinnie,    A.    H.
A Large Attendance.
The last meeting of the Trade.
Council was a credit to organised labor to the matter of attendance. Several visitors were present. When union wage-earners appreciate the responsibility that devolve, upon them
every union will see to it that ita full
Quota of delegates are representing
their Interests In the local legislative
Editor trade. Ui
not rather be excused from paying
taxes, both direct and indirect? As
nothing surer than death and Uses,
tha next beat thing for us all to do is
to place the tax burden where it can
fie moat easily borne. How can thai
I* done?
Experience and common sense hare
taught us that to attempt to tax personal property is fruitless, far it is
difficult to find it and after it ia found
it is difficult to accurately and justly
assess. Most personal property is easy
to hai. or carry away just before or
when the assessors are around. Fur-
ther. s lax on improvements acta aa a
fine for making improvement, and lessons the amount made. This is bad
for all classes of people. J?inally, .
tax on unimproved site value of land
regardless of any improvements in or
en it possesses none of the above objections. Land cannot be hid or carried away, nor doe. such a tax of operate aa a fine upon production or improvements. Of all species of property, land is tne easiest to appraise.
And the- heavier we tax the arte value
of land the more better the land ia
used snd the less the inducement, to
ita owners to hold it out of use or its
best use. In substance, only when
land is put to good proper use is it
beneficial to both labor and capital.
By taxing the aite value of land, we are
taxing (taking back) a thing we all in
common have produced and sre maintaining.
expression of organised labor. N#w Yotk   Jfdf
ie-rmiii.aJin^niV '��� i v i     i ���     i    . y
.    &&��* -.��� r>..^-.'-!" ,-ja
Our Own Lenses
re have Work Room Fitted Up With the <Best
Grinding Plant in the. West.
~   ',:-
Street Railway Employee. ��� S.
T^pson. J. A. Aicken, F, A. Hoover,
O. Lenfesty.
Tvpographical���B. P. Pettipiece, A.
R. Burns, J. E. Wilton, WlSjwsn.        #
Tsilors->r. H. Ley. F. Berry.
Blwlomiitbs-J. Hanafin. J. Outhett.
Building Trades Alhance-J. J. Cor-
coran. J. Dnncanson.
Rulerriiakera���F. Hayes.
Breweryworkers���T. A. Bell.
uriY     ������������    j
Yk  ���
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yes Tested Free
Jeweler, and Opticians.
St. W.
WIt* Patronizing Our Advertizers Don't Forget to Mention the Trade. UnionfrfcV
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!?'���    +j- _*    -Y' .^^.1 ���_.:_!_:_.��� i a.a aaVr****    i v'Y ,'.���  ;   ���.���'���-��� -u... '.    ^^Yl  . iY'J
aSt/mmer Suits to Hear at
Ellis* spring needle underwear;
to ra:5���� aale price���*&��_��*��
All Strsw Hats snd Panamas to
Negligee Shirts at clearing
Jlf.  Sweeney
9 CO,    I
Am HasUags St. w,
.   tTIM Ui   TO^flON
The outcome of the class struggle
will be the social revolution. By po-(;jot
titical force the working data will wrest on
from the capitalist class tbe reins of
(joverninent and will use the powers
of the state to legislate in if. own
interest.. * Tbe mean, of wealth production, now the collective property of
the capitalist class, will be made the
collective property of the whole people.
By that stroke classes will be abolished
��� Canada the. pay of jurymen has
raised1!** $L�� a d.y.   In British
t .mount is consid-
any man in
.to HUui jury can
a^ony with a time
on  hours.���Greenwood  Ledge.
_nV*.����   . fit*
j.        Typo   Label   Campaign   Results.
After the expenditure    of $7,844.51 <*'
1 during the fiscal year just cloaed, by?OJ*.J   ; Va>4
fotbe International Typographical Union
��� ��� ���
106 Hastings Street.   , ^
'ANCOUVER, II. C.       .
council,    Secretary    Bram-
and all shall be workers. Wage slavery ( wood W **** exne^nt results have
will be overthrown and lshor-power ; heen ^tsined from the advertising of
eeaas to be . commodity.   Production   :*** ***** ��Y**0** '*��. t^huineroea
will he for use and not for profit. Gov
eminent of persons will die out end be
replaced by an sdministration of
things. The workers, being die own-
era of the means of production, will
be the owners of the wealth produced,
individually  to enjoy   what   they pol-
ee.���V. G.
lettively produce.
Everything      atrictly    first-
Pricea - moderate.  " Always    oi
offices reported as unionised because of     First-class music In attendance.
. demand for it.   It ia not infrequent    union help.
1 to find label offices crowded with work
; where  th.  label  is  sdvertised,   while    BANCROFT A McKINNON,  .Props.
non-union  offices  work    abort    time. . ���...'. *
Local   unions  should
"boom the sabe..'1
never cease
A wage-earner ahould shun the rail-
Gentlemen:���The   Labor    Day   eele- (,A
Labor   Council   wish   to
notify   the
Local    No.   1866,    United
The daily press
that the Western Federation of Miners haa severed ita affiliation with the
I. W. W. From the same source one
may be able to learn of Steve Adams'
acquittal, in the course of a year or
two.     The   Associated   Pres.   should
��� sm
��� -T��l
^.SOT SnSeaanC^
l^L^SLiS^   ********* conver that no one<&* will be ��u-
I               '*?~^ thorised   to solicit  donations of any
''    .   ,   ,    ���              4K description whoever for the celebrai
Organised Labor a last weapon-the fa ��* Uhor r^y Twdey the auspices
label; use it.                      ^a;   ��� of the Council.   You are, requested to
The two great weapons of th* labor- a^fy ug if any one presumes to ask
Brotherhood of Carpenters, was insti- surely be labeled the. property of the
tutt-d on the 6th inst. by the western
organizer, J. A. Kinney. Officers for
term ending December dlst were elected and installed. They are aa follows:
President, F. C. Wildman; Vice-Presi
ruling class.    Ita work is coarse, vulgar and nauseating.
������>     l2
ing people are the label Mid the ballot.   Be sure ton do your whole duty
[by both.���Labor, Unit.
1   William D. Haywood, former secretary-treasurer of the Weatern Federa-
\ tion- of Miners, will be a candidate for
| congreaaman-at-large from Colorado on
the Socialist ticket.
/        SaawJ-aaaaai...-      "if       ?3
r    *V��ft   f1 '*f" ''
e United Brotherhotxl of Carpenters snd Joiners has   advanced    the
{wagea in hundreds of localities through-
lout the country and placed fully $6,-
500,000 more in   pay annually   in tbe
pockets   of its   members.    It has
for any such aid; but if any merchant feels inclined to voluntarily donate something toward, the sports snd
games, it will be publicly acknowledged through the press.* 'VS-
ln past years spurious canvassei
have made a good thing out of the
generosity of Vancouver merchants in
the name of the Trades snd Labor
Council, ao you will please be good
enough to remember this warning.
A. B. BUBN8,
enl. Jos. Savaria; Bee. Sec., Hubert
vies;  r^in.  Sec.,  Thoa.  B.  Davies;
.*/nt.u.er, J.  Wf Wright; Condpctor,
le McGregor; TruBtee, E. A. Bird.
\The    biennial    convention    of    the
^ited Brotherhod of Carpenters and
iners of America will convene In Salt
ike City, Utah, in  September,  and
me of the most important matters to
before that body will be the es-
iblishment of n home along the lines
'Union Printers' Home at Col-
Sorings.    Tbe Brotherhood  haa
The right of free speech on the
streets of Nelson, B. C, ia being put
to s test, saya The Newa. Sounds
strange in a  Western Canada town.
Plans are being made by the Structural Building Trades Alliance and the
Central Lab.r Union of 8poJtane.
Washington, to erect a labor temple in
that city, to cost $75,000. There aire
7,000 union men in Spokane.
pockets ot its members, it nas reduced the hours from nine a day to gnending their good money seekioi
ei^ht in 480 cities, and from ten s dsy "decisions" in their favor from courta
to nine in 791 other aties, not to men- uu^ by the executive committee of
tion many other localities in which it ^ n^g c]MKt It���, a^ we com.
haa established the eight and nine hour nienced electing representatives thoi^
workday. Through the ahortening of oiighly iwated on our dam mtoresta* to
hour, upward of 30,000 more workmen n^ o^y ^^ ^ aWv but* aee that
have secured employment throughout judges, if need be, obey our mandates
the country. and render our "decisions.''
BaSaSaSaSS5lw;*-Mr ��?(���'���b �����'��������� +��.��fc ���*���*,*������.-
Chairman Ubor Dav Celebration Com-    ,^^r^b^hip    of nearlv   fiW.()00--or
mittee, Labor HaB. -^w,. SJjLt five times that of the Interna-
 1 flotnt   Typographical    Union,  and it
would require only a small monthly assessment on "each member to maintain
.home befitting such a large organisation.
Surely the unionists of Canada will
soon  discover  the    absolute    folly  of
Mutual    Protective
Local No. 247.
"Universal  Union  Label.'*
There never waa a more opport
time to   start   a movement    for   an
"Universal Union Isabel."
Not a day passes but some union men
desires to purchase . union label ar-
ticle and is not certain as to what tho
label for that article would look like.
There are now eigl
bels of different craft
If we had. an univer
would overcome many <
���   ' ' ���   :
MM.   Cumby. Schoo,   B..1C
Victoria, B. C. All the school books not printed by
We had with us a few   days aj*6    g16  Britifh, Columbia  government
Wet Joe Weber oMte *. F.of tT$.T<��, SSffiP*
II.    During the lew abort hours-he of Toronto.
was here our committee of entertain- '81 "Morang & Co.!"    Where have
,ment certainly kept him busv and gave . h**** tha* wme..before? . ^
mm a good time.    A special meeting W\ The <***** ***y wdl hkdy to a
was died and the record .ttend.nce tie mvestigstmg.        ^   -
ceitainly appreciated hi. speech, which ..^.f . Alberta-:- and     Saskatchewan
wss redolent with   unionism and ita deal   *8 *"nply patadi
tiemendous spread amongst the wage-
earners.:.        (
The local is certainly  winning out,
aided  by the affiliated ��� trades,  against
n) union regimental band.  The
had engaged them for /!
rade during their reunion here,
but after an interview they decided to
caM it of and have set .bout to hire .
band that is identified with the A; F.
of M.
Hurrah for
. stipulation that no band, unconnected with the A. F. of
shall be in the parade in Seattle
on July 18.  The City band will accompany the local Aerie horn here and
head them in the procession.   ������*
wawawawtwn iiiiriniKiifnif ���
�����*j$Y^, ���
H       ���#- a%&      .am. as ...
Vancouver, %B. C.
Manufacturers  of    '
Water Pipe
Systems of Water Works Installed for
Domestic Supply,     Power Development,
Irrigation Plans.
Estimates Furnished
I       '��� -���.���,��� ���'
- It is bv a subconscious knowledge
born of the experience of thousands of
generations that the small ruling class
keep the masses struggling for bare existence, their very salvation depending
upon the struggle they make to overcome the various forms of resistance
set before them by their rulers.���Tomorrow.
A local Industry using local m terlal and   employing   white   labor
��� .
Lumbar   Drop*   In   Price.
Ah A.  F. of  L. Organizer.
* There are good prospects of an A. P. ')   Lumber got plentiful, and the price
of L. permanent organizer paying this went down���in spite of organization on
t      territory .visit  this fall.    Organiser the part of the mill-owners.   That old
Young is still busy at Porth.ml,  but iron, unwritten law makes .11 toe the
the Central body is urging President line.   A continued shut-down meant no
Gompers to send. along some one aa profit*; no profit ia the death of capital,
soon as possible, ss there is too much
work here to be done by a voluntary
Only when labor owns the machine
can it be sure of managing the cogs.
To leave the figure of speech���only
when men are elected on the ticket
of s working class party, and subject
to the control of that party, ia there
any surety that they will be true to
the  working  class.���Daily   Socialist.
4  . -  ..ii  ii���          ���     -���   ���-���   -   ������
Stop telling the child to "rise as farjj
above bis father's class as he can." Instead, tell him to strive with all his
might to rise with his father's'class.
Teach him and help him, not to rise
alone by climbing on other men's
shoulders, but to give and take a helping hand in the upward march of bis
class, so that nil may rise in manly
comradeship.-���The Cell.
��� ���
!_-�����-'�����--��    ��aw   {/twtik    ao    iuv   ws.au   \*\    v��|;��a*i.
Hence the rift in the -British Columbia  Lumber  Association's kite.
Oik Thursday, June 25, the miners
of Nova Scotia, ten thousand strong,
- voted to become members of the United Mine Workera of America. They
were -formerly organised - under the
jurisdiction of the Provincial Workmen's association.
When you go into a hotel or restaurant, ask the bartender or the waiter
for his union button. There are many
places in this city that do not have
- union bartenders and waiters, and a
little work on the part of each would
soon bring results for the union.
Sells Tailored
X. L. Clothes
Net . Working "Man," af Course.
When a man robs a saving bank, or
Coes tew urope on the last stesmer,
with the stolen receipts-ov a sanitary
koramittee in his pocket, s committee
of investigashun are got together tew
examine the stsit ov affairs, snd unanimously report "a diekrepansy in bis
akounts."���Josh   Billings.
Journeymen Tailors' Union of America.
I am instructed to say in reply to
your circular .re ,Trades Unionist. thst
this local answers questions 2, 3 and 4
in the affirmative. In reply to circular re sale of hall and building of
new. one. this local concurs in proposition on hues laid down in said circular. .
Yours  Respectfully,
Secy, I.ocal 178.
Our word for it. these are fine
Suit, that the Campbell tailors
have sent us.
���y> "�����-.:
Cannot   Visit   Western   Canada.
Owing to an autumn session of par-
  liament in the Old Country. J.  Keir
Hardie, M. P., will be urtable to con-
As forecasted in these columns last ia-    *"*e*   W*.    proposed   propaganda   tour
        through   Canada,   but   may,   however,
be present at the Halifax ��� convention
of the Trades and Labor Conrress in
use, an agreement was reached %by the
Western Federation of Miner., in convention, with the United Mine Work-
era of America, by which the organizations, while not really . consolidating
their forces, will work band in hand
ufon the separate fields of coal and
metallurgical mining, and will assist
esch other in various * ways.
They .re a bit early, but thi..tore
is always first to show the
New Fall Suif|i8.oo, |*>.co. $��,
50, $2500,1*8.00.
New American  Hats too. ft.oo,
v  ">���   ����������   .,.V"��'-.>S^"-
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Victoria   Musicians  Subscribe  in   Body.
Musicians' Mutual Protective Union,
of Victoria, B. C, Local No. 247, has
  subscribed in a  body for The Trades
Lnionist, and    Secretary    Greenwood,
The   average  cost  of    keeping    the     !!L2_^T?j?i,t��.wiB afet ���* ��*"
ni7(s.>ttrnpr *J.v. i> tin. .���������� .a,���     respondent.   If the unions on the Coast
���a.ii.1  ' '
When you go to get . suit nt clothe,
look for tbe union label in the inside
pocket of the coat snd the hip pocket
of the trousers.
. ���' , ,   ,      ^:, ^
For men there are no
better clothes made-they
are well put together,'
well trimmed and guaranteed to bold their shape.
Clothes that are above
the ordinary in qnallty
and below the ordinary
: v-
pn    .
%, wage-earner alive is the average wage
in any given locality,; alike in all countries. This because tbe "labor market" is international. Only an international movement, determined tot abolish the "labor market," with all ita
diabolical trafficking in human flesh
and blood, can hope to cope with the
task confronting labor.
continue to show their appreciation in
such tangible form, there ia a uaeful
future ahead of tbe Trades Unionist.
Suits $15 to
������* ��
Toledo, 0., July 20 ���Organized labor
sprung a sensation to-day when the
Central Labor Council, with, more than
200 delegates present, voted to support
tha Socialist ticket for state senator and
representatives. This means that 8,000
votes will probably be drawn from the
old  parties.���Press despatch.
.    .   ."    . ������..�����_���*���'    ,.-.[<.��� f::
��� hi
���      .'���'��� ��'������        . __U.
The workers furnish the votes.   They .
produce the  wealth.    They  have  the f
power to lead and to rule.   Why, then, v
should they follow humbly in the rear, *
begging for favors.���Daily Socisliat.
��� ri (a*.
' V
WsW      PAGE Thc Swi"*�����r *** trust ha.
Afa\9    A   JaTm.\aTa\m4   I    tended  its ooerations aa fsr north
Clothier aad Furnisher
106 and 188   CORDOVA   ST.
tended its operations ss far north as
Edmonton, Alberta. "Pat" Burn,
may have to take some of his own
medicine at no distant date. The
.stimulant ia labeled "Survival of  the
slickest." .. mm^i
-x I
'���-d&t ��t^j"U.aMti.��'aelji.Mia...-l'i)a��l rfw'aaan��ifi��' .1 > ���,�����.���.��nita...�� >���
We carry labels on all our goods.
store thst handles nnion-made clothes.
s ���.. .���
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When Patronizing Our Advertizers Don't Forget to Mention the Trade* flitfonhrt.
m ::; *
��� "] YMmgmL, '
4f If you would like to spend less tine in yWr kitchen
and woodshed, and have much more time for outdoor
life, recreation and pleasure, look into the question of
doing your cooking with a Gas Range. ���
"-**1 ���������*�����;
Telephone reur .ddreaa to our office and we*Mfandal Uh':": ! '
to measure your premises and give you an estimate of ���'    -'
installing the gaa pipes,
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s h-jut
t ���  ���
'.;�� .i>W��'J
Vancouver Gas Company, Limited.
V Ml-���**<; ,
The record
When you buy . cigar, see that ?t.       ins recora oi  tne present    governs
/   comes out of a box bearing the blue mCnt js a serious one and will go down
label of the Cigar Makers  Union. .    . ��� . El.    *
- ��n history as a constant squabble for
Is your name on the voters' list.   It the. division of the spoil and noted for,
can be registered up to sixty days be- its submission to its owners���the cap-
fore election day.��
italist class.���Frank H.  Sherman.
Ceo. Wood, a well known typo., and
Mrs. Wood, have returned from a
pleasant honeymoon in California.
Dave Boyd, foreman of The Province,
has decided on the simple life.   It's a i
ranch near Agassi/.   P.   Brittain   sue- j
ceeds him locally. \
 ���      ... i \
Union-labelled clothing, hats, shirts, \
etc., can be procured from Wray  & \
Dick,  Hastings street, nearly opposite ]
the tram office. \
^ag, ^enue ;, >^ -Courtesy District Ledger.       TT^.Ja��SS^a5^a��o1 J!H ?*J?! !>
\   Cm��\t\iiia**����
��r,J domenick -m(xnffi$?*eT for Dl8tncl
General Organizer, U.M.W. of A.
Denver, Colorado
International Board Member
DUtrict No* 18
Harry Cowan,
.     Council and   Label   secretary of AI-    i
ot t. a l.   i
vv,i ��� i V.-UUUCM   ana     uaoei     secretary   oi   j\i- \
James H. McVety is still tangled up Explain to your wife that the reason lied Printing Trades, and Mrs. Cowan, ]
i the C. P. R. and metal trades "in- why voir wish her notf to buy any p.t- have returned from their-trip East. \
stigation."    The   board    report    has tr'~ ,��..��o-;��^  ���.,ui;-k^    k~  at.  '
en made and Somerville and McVetv terns or^magasines VW*W   by the              M^M in   Vancouver   should !
e now at   their   machinist** head- Buttenck Company is that the Butter-' t ^TJJ/* -,"".* **.   Yjanoouyer  apouw
���head- Bultcriek Company ia that the Butter-' . Jaflt74JDlp?-"!   STcr.?T     !
* .w ;���.,. -w A^kaalw *u     ���-��.* th.       ..- 9" affibated with the Trades snd Labor
quarters signing up, the result of the ��cks are fighting the eight-hour   d.y; Council.   Its naefulness and destiny de-    !
board'a   recommendations.'   Just   who and that every victory gained for the penda upon its units.
gets the lemon  will    be   determined eight-hour day means a benefit to,
Mr   a   t a       > m   ��� * ^ ��� I '
'���Wr^Jii?1'  """""
iff i, tAu
whole .working .class.
From latest advice, a fight to a finish .     ���
32 ��� _ _     is eminent between the 0. P. R. and     ! !  |V*a*Mat-* lUMtaL
^M - the mechanics of its entire system   We     j    nttllfHIt PetuDI
*AJ^^^dM^aWMmm ii- shall see what wa small ��>o
r,t %'$*���
���Y-     b
Union Made Hats and Gloves.
!-^   when we can  buy with the
Label on  we do so.
shall see what we shall see.
found our Pants with the j
Trades snd Labor Council admit, press genuine label on
reporters. . Also ��oy member of org.n-    ! I &��""���� iaDei on.
ized labor who wishes to be present,     _
��*    m    ��^_..^_    ..C    +U���    ._JUm.^ A.    m L I
'     U:  t>^?i^
^       T        ent for. 8outhern
���i^'l1   >�����   1
72 Granville St.
���1 ��� J*
��� ���
The  Preaident oft**
Trades and Labor Council i
.-a  <     a  ���    -a''   '        '      . %
Visited us last month and f
inspected  our Ready-to-
^/ r* : rVT '   ' ��� *K
Wear Pants.  We are the
only merchants   in   this
city who carry these lines
of goods, and
W \
.' .Jm-B|
- r^isa
-   I
��� >
bor Gazette,  published by the Labor
Department st Ottaws.
�� HI
chairman of the or-
mittee of the New West-
and   Labor   Osnneil.
the Royal City on San-
a    m     _. BBVB��.a��*.*ia.����BVi^ MAA J 1  ,|  ii        ���
Joe report, good progress
ition work, considering
of the hvbor market.
Our Advertizers Dont Forget to Mention the Trades Un
T^Tk.     ,   j
2t Hastings St. W
������' '
aiU9F>\ ���
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TW Be ft,
B|BeBaBjWaM''��'*W''*M^M .
>aai ��� i
Officers, committees, ue
u��<j*|'*.'-i-Ha**sr,-.'A'��/.f   4 '3
r ^'rVfiaMa. 7- JppgM""*���- -y- -y -r��a^tap*tff8u<
icers, Committee*
M^_      j
o TTiey Are, When They Meet,
and Their Addresses.
M,"      I,    i     i��   ue.   i    in   i    iinlnipi...
a^aa^atwBi aiapia  ^aj.aw^#^aiai
Batter .....*..,*.$���,* *"%#��e.
Builders'   Laborers.
>   "'������
Stone Cutters.
No. 1 Branch Amalgamated Carpen-
H. J. Nagle  tasw-^iltaiaattn Tuesday.       ��...>
A.  Hamilton  ...*...���          Bnlldata* Laborer.���Alternate Tues-
Labor Hall at 8 p. m.
Qnarrymen���rirat Wednesday.
d 3rd    Thursdays    In     H. Ballara . wy.17S0 AJbert St.j Typc��ra*hk��a
��- p*yM 169 L��nsdowne Ave. R p P6ttlplaee. .1188 WastnVr. Ave.    Barbers- day.
President. (Phone A1214.) a. R. Barns Labor Hall    Bricklayer, and Masons���First and
John Sully 18*6 Eighth Ayei W. j J. C. Wilton Evan. A Hating.        Third Wednesdays.
* P. fett.pleceJ ife WeatnUn.tf||��r  j,. A# g*,^ SmSBfSa^m. H. oJ  MO Ho Wartatwiw-Flrst and Third Wednes-
:****��mmnmmmm. If *    R ***** 30�� Westminster Ave. H. Neelaud. 808 Thurlou. St.
' j| :*~Aieken..,,       ..... 848 Barnard Building Trades Alliance ' TaOosa. lyP^_!Z?!00,l* ���1
General Secretary. J. J. Corconui  ..816 Seymour J. H. Ley 681 Hornby
mmW-      _   _.      J. Duncanson     F.Perry	
 880 Homer St.
A. R.  Burns. ......... .Labor Hal)
Brewery Worker..
T, A. Bell	
A. Pa
��� ������ a a> ��� ��� * a a eja a a 4'% �� a
Cigarmakers. Mrs- Walker..W.J. McMaster A Son
A   Blee ������ Greeuwell... .1141 Pacific Ave.
ATX, *#l��0 ������>����������    ��    a    a    a     a    a     ���    e     e    e     a    .     a    e     a    .    .    .    .   .
'���       ���
 1780 Albert St,    R. Craig .,... ,118 Georgia 8t
(Phone B1865.)
L. E
United Bro. Carpenters���Second and
fourth Wednesday.
Electrical Wire  Workers���No.   813
meets tnd. and 4th. Tuesdays.   No.  I
811 meets 2nd. and 4th. Wedntt.
. D.*.....K.rt. Cigar Factor,        ^^         H R    j^ WortB^^W.���^
���_1_  V_-l._  IVautjaB   anil   ImbKa*  /Vliea...!! WNm*   ���
^ri.vav   mmm^m^^v^^Afva��vaaapv
a  a   ���   ��� a   ���   a <
a  a   a   a  *   ���
thett  860 1-8 Barnard
8. W. King 896 Cambi* !,       ^����a��a*ets,
Cooks and Walters. Frank Heay. 1838 Triumph St.
Trade, and Labor Council���First and
third Thursday.
Pile Drivers���First and third
Garment Worker.   Second Thi
Cigar Workers���Second Thursday.
ft; Kernighan.,..820 Twelfth Ave. E. W. Cullen ............. 868
Executive Ctomndttee. J.Clarke".. .  1009 B.
Above officer, and W. W. Sayer, 847
Homer; P. W. Dowler, 242B Scott; J. ��  UtkrA *^*
J. Corcoran. ��1�� Seymour.     & ft_B2 !m hIXS B        ""' **"' ���� How, St.    Uj Md
���. , . v. -yavis  lou nasuugs v*. Fourth Thuradavs.
Executive meets evening  preced- K j. ^hmo,. 160 Ha.ttoa. B. Utners. "     \? *
|2���"an*^ 160 Hastlnga E.    H.Norton   .     Parillmen^Jaan^
lnjc in Labor Hall, at 8 p. m. Cha.. M. Davis 150 Hastings B.    J. Fu&yaon . ...    ^ndfourttiThEXyT
Organization Committee. Commercial Telegraphera.
ifro be appointed August 6. w. 8. Jamleson P. O. Box 488
A. J. Morgan 	
ttjAv ���&'���
. .
Parliamentary  Committee.
ta-To ba appointed August 6th. Bectrtcal Wlm Wotkera,
���econd and fourth Thura-    B. 0. Knight  1888 Keefer St
Labor Hall. M. Harger Hotel Delmonico
Geo. Jenkins ^worth p^.
^P^ale .1..;..../
Iron Moulder.. ^
and Masons. L. Hlldebrand ...... f.,.
W. Sayer........687 Homw St.    M- *��� <***** ��� -. �������� ,t*t I
Clayton...  1286 IJornby Laundry Workers.
D. Farlow       W. Robert. Cascade Lai
 .911 Richard.    J. Scott. Pioneer Laundry
t, &5!��?r ���������������/���������:��������������������������� Brldga and Structural Iron Worker.
R. Burnett  ���First and third Fridays.
.   Theatrical Stage Employees. Pressmen���First Friday.
A. N. Harrtofton ..... .401 Harria St. Clvte Jtoployoa-v-aaoond and fourth
_   _. rriaay..
Wmy4 *"���4 ���  Pattern MakerawThird Friday.
Granite Cuttara���Third Friday.
UklONB   afflTONO   4f    LABOR   1^f^^^/!^A
HAI*  WDATE  OF ^^TonVa^
���HXMXJX.U        AX
f . ' v
Bartenders���.First Sunday afternoon
and third Sunday evening.
Commercial Telegrapher. ��� r
Sunday morning.
T .v.'  '    ' ���	
v'Ti:'' ViV"l fliTnitwffiw'if��s' i fii
Mis. Powell...... .Pioneer Laundry    ^^ gUge Bmpl0yees-Second
Machinists. Sunday afternoon.
Br0thS^M^ rC^^SA Machinists.
*"       p w^w '  m^i^dStl1 i -5* McVety * 1744 N,nJJ ^ W'    Typo^lalcal-l4Wt Sunday.
F��*W. Dowler .��..-2428 Scott St. l. h. Coen  .848 Seymour     J!7T*I!v 2? *S-?   iFSffl ir.
WW Harwnt Tls NeiRm nM-eeM���� 000 �� 1    ���/    o*     Boilermakers���First and third Mon-
rv^v. osrgent 33 rveiern c. Matteson 882 Helmcken St.       .^^
J^Wj 8churman 2820 Cornwall A. Fenton .... .j$$jjjfr-.. 667 '
..... _,
Plumbers' Hall, 313 Cam-
iim m
v.. -���;.���'.
G. W. Curnnock	
G. Lasburg yy**
1 Aye. B.    ^rd^oTday.0*'
authouae Hotel-   ���*��� J. Malacord	
���r ;a... ,.;...&    W.G.FIeld .......U34 afelville^t
Hotel    T- Turner ...
fof Printing Pi^ssmen.
Bert Shaw ..,.,-... Queen'f Hotel   O. Johnson ..,.....,..,..
��� ������..��������..������.��������� .->
G. Mowatt 615
T. Brunt, Wood's Barl
n�� v-   *      v��^        j^ Brigg.
... .Sayoy^Barhar Shop^; j. x. Aicken^ .....346 Barnard St.
^�����at.' "3
and Waitresses���160 1
JD. Every Friday.
Sheet    Metal    Workers���F1W ':anaV ' ^
third Monday. Street Railway Employees���Odd Fe|*
Allied MnUngTra^ea^iindl^Spe.        ***** ****** **** *** Third Wed.
ond Monday. *eeoays.
B|ack.mith. ���Second   and   fourth    Maatelans���<^rper Robeon and Gran,
jMetaJtaV, ^
m^mmmmAW^^fmr Amalgamated   Gar.
alternate Monday.
868 0^
Branch   Amalgamated   Car-
day. - penters��� Meets alternate Monday.
..^ ... .un prinn
A. H, Cleary  .808 Drake
Street Railway Employeea.
Stonecutter. (Soft)
S. Thompson 346 Barnard    Bookbinder.��� first
Federal Union No.
���  ���   *    a   a   ��   ���   ���   ���    ���   a   ��   ���   ���   ������**   4   ���   a  ���   �����   *  a   ��
���fa   dame    A6Ve\*3aa ��� ��� , ��� ��� (OfV    OAiUartt   Oi* i """w ~ ���   ��������� -  ..,_.���
JJjL. Camawn, Metropol. Barbershop    p. A. Hoor.r. .618 We.tmln.ter At��.    Maintenance  of  Waymen ��� Third       ** ****** ** mi**** arenue and
Goo. Debalt ,\ .,..��������������
a t
G, Leniesty ���,,,....,..,.��.,,..,,,,,
en Patronizing Our Advertisers Dont' Forget to Mention the Tradee Unlonii
aa* aad
\ N
Secretanea are n qorsttd to notify .
Committee cf chat ge of officers and
It.   Farm
tlplece;   Vice-Pre*..  J.   A.   Atckon;
itlstlelan,  H.  Seilara;    Bergent-at-
ma. H. KemlKhan; Trustees. W. W
Sayer. *I* ;* a^rcaeast. *?. W Dewier.
��' ''Ml l~   .   "i'.'ii   ii'm'mii'i'   I'ill    .i.'Ti  ���I'l.iiriiil.Mi'ii.ini.'i    ",,' .11 I	
'  i> i  '���'   ei i, 1.1      iii I  i ��� i" ' i       '      hi i,a  i ii      i
Y The locals at present   affiliated
��7 of the Br
Workera; No
ters;~No.   6*1
K No. 907 Of the
and Structu
the t.
the   E
ood and W
M��� sTkt
and   Labor
-Meet. 1st and 3rd Wednea-
each  month.    Officer*:  Wm.  afc-
Box  607;  W.  H.  Gibson,
2864   Douglas   St.;   L   81-
verts, Aahy., Boa J.T; A, A Arayle,
Trees.. Box 102; A. Herbey. Saraent
verta.   J.  Fraaer.   W.  If  Gibson,  J.
������i    i !������' i.i        i ii   i  ... i n
. /aTTt^cTeeT SKZ Kv4y    on* BniWing Tmdea Council.
Metal Lathers; No. 170 of the Piumb- P L^3K
crs, Gas Fitter, Steam Fittera, etc.; oraanlser f ��r Ifo-
.No. 138 of'the Bn.therhood of Psintr Congrew of CaMft. will leav��f��{Kt
era;   No.   110  of   the  Piled rivers  and week for the east In the interest, of
Wooden   Bridtfciin n,   and   No.   '280 of the Congress.             \-L-
tion of several others, which will make
of us . good, strong Building Trades
Council, through whose efforts we hope
to materially benefit not only the
trades affiliated, but the movement in
general. Our meetings are mostly well
attended by the various delegates, with
a Visit from General Organizer Gary of
the Electrical Workers; Lowe, of the
Brotherhood of Painters, snd Grey, of
the United Brotherhood of Carpenters,
all of whom gave us words of encouragement, and good advice, and were favorably impressed with attendance,
etc., at our meetings, as well ss the
progress we have made in  organizing
* as
Coleman, Alta., August-19
Lethbrldge, Alt.., August 21.
Calgary, Altaw Angurt 25-24.
EdmoiatnnJjyf Ai
Moose Jaw, Sask., August 29-30.
Regina, September 1-2.
Brandon, Man., September 4.
'Peg, Man., September 6-10 Inclu-
Fort William and Port Arthur, September 12-13
stary and Business Agent, 165
Hastings St. E. Hall for rent suitable
for socials, dances and societies.
. and 4th
ssoays. Labor Hall, 8 p.m. H. W.
Abercromble. Pros., MS Gore ave; Ooo.
Jenkins. Rec.-Sec.. Epworth. P.O., II.
fX: H. H. Free. *in.-Sec., 1110 West-
mln*ter ave.
Today is the day to see whether your
Secretary.        name is on the voters' list or not.
���  '        I I 'I I'lill'M
union aro. aae���Meeu hi Labor Hail
last Sunday of each month at 1 p.m.
Pres., H W. Hunt; Vlce-Preiv R P.
Pettipiece; 8ec.-Trea<j., H. C. Benson,
boar ia. - (Hour* at headquarter*. Labor Hall. 4 to 6 p.m. Monday; 4 to 5
p.m. Tuesday. Wednesday, Thursday
and Friday. Executive committee: J.
O. Quinn. J. W. ELI*. J. O. Hunt, W.
Jeftry.    .
Union Hats, Glcfbes
Overalls of All Kinds
20 Cordova Street
Vancouver, B. O.
���an 807���Meets 2nd
oar14th Wednesday. Labor Hall,
Homer 8L; C. H. Lewis, Pres.; Frank
Mahoney, Sec, SI4 Cordova St W.
��� '���  ���   ..i ���
narrow, nooan no. los���pre^..
Scott; Sec., w. Roberts,   Meets
Hall.  2nd  and 4th Thu
p.m. each   month
lursday ai
Labor    Hall
St.,  every  alternate  Tne day
noiaix union v<
or t.
P��� Meet* In
oer St., every alte. .�������
at 7:46 p.m. Headquarters. Owl Pool
Room. 128 Ha-itinKH St. BL Agent'<
hours, 7:30 to *.30 a.m., 12 to 1 and
7:S0 to 8:30 p.m. O. Payne. Sec-
Agent; H Seller j, Pre..
��� i     ���        mi        ���  in.    	
navoTuaai   mnxnrjso   manes
jSSammO^MZir^^Try      Mom"
night. Room 3, Inglealde Rooms. 313
$1.60 per day and np
Special Rates by the week
i     ������������ ��� .-���������-     ���  .
American Plan
65 Outside Bright, Airy Room.
Free    uss &Umau
.Cambie St.    E. Kell;
Pres.;   G.   M.   Co "
Treas.. Boa 313;
See UK Hob^
953 Hornby St.
-Sec.   an1
ilama, Rec-
tf, ��� ���    --:   ���-.':.
aUsSOUB STO. ST*-Meet* Labor Hal:.
Every 1st and 3rd Sunday at 2 p.m.
and 7:30 p.m.   Prtri. C. J. nySn; rin-
&**J9S8-- *uJmY****}i>m*& ^?i8*^42,'
���Phone vs.
aToovrnx council, nuicoiai^
I nn^ASTatnirT. a���.c: i..
every Monday night, room ��.
igleslde Rooms 313 Cambie St
Frank Little. Pre*., 130 Richards St.;
J. J. Corcoran, aec-TreasM P.O. Box
Geo. Williams. Secy. 541 Rob <on 8tj .[
I    .      ' !���       . . -*.,������
Structural   Building  Trade.  Allianct.
The  Structural  Building Trades AI*
ice of thi. city a short  time ago
(plied  and  received a chsrter from
Building Trade. Department of the
A. F. of L., and are now well on the
,.-���, I  ,f V     J��
884 Westminster Ave.,
Vancouver,  B.  C.
 !���      ���',���''���    '   '
���Courtesy District Ledger.
18, U* M. W. of A.
Taber, Alts.
The hope of the future for the workera lies in the success of the Socialist party. Tha aaat and present belong lo the capitalist class.   Tha tpture
way with the drafting of by-law., etc.       ia ours.���^Tank H. Sherman st Calgary.
 'HI    �����im' "     HI Hi    Ill I ll
ML Lanatry
*      m ^5        aT
Satisfaction or Money Refunded
Ooo** *** Vi
; .
vVhen Patronizing Our Advertizers Dont Forget to Mention the Trades Unionist
a. wa\ n#*j# %,
$20 Up
Hastings St, W.
���	 ���
dW^        ������    ��� i "ft        ,  ,    .
* '
I am traveling to the terminus of
tha Dominion to get   a
Tttiriinus Cigar
a  strictly  Union  Cigar and
made In Vancouver.
T Jim
oter & Sons, Mfrs.
52 Water St,
��� ���   .
��� ���
Rocialism and the Drink Question���
By Philip Snowden, M. P. Published by independent Labor Partv, 23
Bride Lane, Fleet Street, E. C, London. In this volume, Mr. Snowden
deals with the Temperance movement.
Labor Organizations and Drink, So-
ciil Reform and Ttmperance Economics, Prohibition. Local (action and Pub-.
1 lie Control and Municipalization of tbe
Drink Traffic. He discusses Social and
Industrial conditions in relation to
Drink and may be said to give expression to the view of tbe InuVpcndent
Labor Party. In conjunction with the
dircusfion of the Licensing Bill at the
present moment the volume will he
found  of exceptional  interest.
At a meeting in St. Paul, Minn., on
July 24, a new federation was formed
by the Railway Machinists Union, to
combat any change in 'he present
schedule bet wen the C. P. R. snd the
mechanics. J. H. McVety of Vancouver,  waa appointed  Vice-President.
In the matrimonial industry the wo-
man who cannot show a union card is
treated sevirely by her Msters.���R. T.
Building trades still very quiet; other
organized trades only fairly employed.
Among the unorganized competition for
jobs is fierce.
- ��� ���    .	
Corespondents of various local unions should "come out of it," or send
for the undertaker. Get in line. Send
it in by the 25th of each month.
If the wage-earners got. what was
coming to them, aa a social result of
their industry, there would be go need
for an old-age pension.
��*���'���~-�����^��� > i  ��� �� ���
Chas. h. Moyer has been re-elected
president of the Western Federation of
Miners. He received t��S against 88
cast in favor of P. W. Flynn, of *Butte,
Before yon bu/ a hat, mike sure
th-.t the union label is in it, sewed under the ��weat-band.
'{?���**,'.   ' !
Seems strange that the "independent" Daily World will not accept correspondence Sitting forth reasons for
o municipally-owned telephone system
in Vancouver.
"Australia has decided to go into coal
uiming-"4or the benefit of all." Whether it will be as a means of raising
. wages and reducing hours of labor or
of lowering the taxes of the ruling
crass, is not depnaid in press despatches.
���..,.--, ���������...��������������� ���������
hone afll'
J. Commerford, . well known mem*
ber of the local Trade. Council for
some yean, has returned to his old
home in Toronto. The Builders' Laborers' Union here will miss Bro. Commerford. Ill-health prompted th. change.
A general election ia booked for the
province of Saskatchewan. August. 7
has been set for nomination day. August 14 for election day. There was
not s solitary representative of labor
/in (he last legislature.
Bread first, then education. In
France and Germany and Great Brit-"
ain matters have been so arranged thut
children are no longer sent hungry to
bcbool, and the best future of it is
that there is no taint of charity in the
oi-tration. The children receive proper nourishment as a right and It does
not come to them as a beggar a dole.
Ihe people of these countries huve
marched further than we have in the
direction oi true civilization and have
reached a full realization of their oh-
ligutiona to posterity. The working
people saw to this, for in assuming tbe
responsibility of government they knew
that their principal duty lay in the
direction of improving the quality of
the citizen, to do which they realized
thht it waa necessary to start at the
beginning. They take the child, feed
him properly, clothe him carefully,
cleanse him thoroughly and send him
to school with no fear of his future, or
the future of the country. They were
only .ble to do this after they had
taken possession of a few of the seats
held by those who made the laws, for
before thst when they had asked for
bread they were given a stone. When
we do fas they have done and send nun
from our own rsnks to make the laws,
thi disgrace of children fainting in
school from lack of food will depart
from us and newer and brighter and
happier days will dawn for the Utile sons and the little daughters of
the men and the women who toil.--
Machinists' Journal.
The poor man who deforms himself by toil, who labors for wife and
child through all his anxious,, barren,.
wasted-life, who goes to the grave wi h-
out ever having one luxury, has been
tbe fool of others; he haa been devoured by his fellow men. The poor woman living in the bare and lonely
noiu, cheerless and tireless, sewing
night and day to keep starvation from
her child, is slowly being devoured by
h-.r fellow men. When I take into
cersideration the agony of civilized
life, the failures, the poverty, the anxiety, the tears, the withered hope., the
bitter realities, the hunger, crime, the
humiliation, the shame���I am' almost
forced to nay that cannibalism, .iter
all, ia the moat merciful form in which
man has ever lived upon his fellow
man.���Robert  Ingersoll.
In trying to liberate others we free
ourselves.        .
- . TV- . ,
"The price of peace Is preparedness
Western Canada can produce lacrosse players as well as live-trades
unionists. The Minto Cup's future
abiding place Is New Westminster.
. '   ;-" -���
for emergency."
Predicts Caal Famine.
F. H. Sherman, president of District
Xo, 18* United Mine Workers of America, speaking of the coal supply in
the west, said: ''According to the way
mines sre running now and the attitude of the people, I bebeve we will
have a worse famine throughout the
prairie provinces next winter than we
ever had before. There is plenty of
coal in the country, but it is not being mined fast enough. People are now
only purchasing enough domestic ahml
to satisfy their immediate wants,
are not providing for the winter
months. As a result the demand for
domestic coal ia light, and the mines,
snd storing it in preparation for rush
order., ana runriing half time and bare-
by keeping .head of the demand.''
A musicians' union is the latest to be
organized at Lethbrklue, Alta.
-?��"���;���'������'.'..   <   .'���	
Upholsterers in Guelph, Ont., are
righting a 40 per cent cut.
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"Our Country Tis of Thee," How
Long Will Sweatshops Be?
n'':       j   i 1
The Victoria Trades and Labor Council ia represented*in the Union Directory page of this issue,   rjextj
After all,
low per}! of
the leading yel-
is rye whiskey.���
,' ��� i  i I.   .'in'
always room at the top for
the man who can posh the other fellow off.���R. T. Lowery.
 i ,	
Thn following wallet of the Union
printing-offices In the city, ton can
get the label put on your printing
at any of these places and you
should not forgot to aak for It. It
will not be put on unless you do aak
for If
Advocate.   2444   Westminster  Ave.;
phone B2465. ;    -^
Bolham  & Hornet.  40
Phone B2379.
Clarke   &   Stuart,   corner
and Cordova;  phone 3.
Clelland & Welsh, 629 Pender   St.;
*^*��km.�� l
St.: phone 189. &
Ferrow & Jewell. 628 W
Ave.; phone 3711.
Ham,   F.  N.  ft Co.,   550   Granville
St.; phone 535.
Hughe. & Elklns, 628 Pender l
phone 666.
Jackson A Morrison.   153 ^Has*-ngs
St.; phone 772.
Klngsley. B. T..   165   Hasting. St.;
phone 824.
KcCall B., North Vancouver.
Nicholson, J. C.  ft  Son, corner Second Ave. and Arbutu. St.;
���661. ���
North Vancouver Express.
New. Advertwer (Job). 301
St;  phono, Branch Exchange 82
and 40.
Oxford Press, Howe St
Rooddft O. A., Richard. St.;
863. -njs .
Tiu.m.on Stationery   Co.,   Ha.
St.; phono. Branch Exchange ,
Trythall ft Son, 648   Seymour  St.;
phono 1820. nmm'i0k$
White ft Bindon, 113 Hastings I
phone 1632.
* Newspapers.
News-Advertiser,   World,   Province,
Saturday Sunset, Western Clarion,
Trade Unionist, B. 0. Mining
change,   Mt.  Pleasant aW^
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Try demanding the Union
it will make you feel better.
' HSasBU
In the workshop our interests .re
not wholly identical; politically they
aro absolutely identical.
���.. -.., .
Short Orders all hours.  Open day
' and night.
When Patronizing Our Advertizers Dont' Forget to Mention the Ti


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