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Volume III, No. 11.
VANCOUVER, B. C, NOV., 1908.
81.00 Per Tear.
Vancouver, B. C, Oct.  1, 1908.
The regular meeting of the Trades
and Labor Council was held this evening ln Labor Hall. Vice-President
Aicken presided.
The minutes of the last meeting
were read and approved. The following credentials were received: Bartenders, H. Davis; Cooks and Walters.
B. Harlam vice E. Holman; Tailors, W.
A. Mclnnes.
Communications from the Attorney-
General and Socialist Party were read
and referred to new business.
The following accounts were ordered
paid: MacNell ft Bird, $11.02; White
ft Bindon, |3.75; Gordon, express, 50c.
Del. Kernighan was appointed on the
Hospital Committee vice Del. Aicken,
Del. Craig was appointed on the Organisation Committee.
Parliamentary Committee���Reported
that they had taken up the matter of
Japanese workingmen on the block
paving. This committee will meet on
Friday ln future.
The committee appointed to meet
the management of the Bijou theatre
will report at a future meeting.
Reports from Unions.
Tailors���Trade half dead and alive.
Machinists���Negotiations are on for
settlement of C. P. R. strike. Men
are .till firm.   Settlement ln sight.
Cooks snd Waiters���Business not
flourishing. The Winnipeg is now on
the fair list. Delegates announced
that they could not do much without
the assistance of other unions and
Urged member, to patronise card
;j Bartenders���Still fighting the Dou-
gall House.    .
\ The communication from the Sort Party urging the Council to
a meeting at which all the cantos in the field for the Dominion
ton would be Invited to speak waa
accepted. A committee composed of
Ley. Payne and Kernighan were
appointed to make tbe necessary arrangements.
Tne communication from tbe Attor-
leral re Urn duties ot coroner,
received and filed and toe secretary instructed to write tne former
The following delegates were appointed to represent the Council at the
meeting of the certificate holders of
Labor Hall: Messrs. Cowan, Burns,
Sayer, Fenton and Ley.
It was announced that the Leather
Workers would have delegates ln attendance at next meeting.
The question of Improved car-fenders for street cars was referred to the
Parliamentary Committee.
The Secretary was instructed to
write to the City Comptroller asking
as to what prices the city paid for
lumber. He was also instructed to
write the same official In Seattle and
ask the same question.
Del. Duncanson called attention to
reports of a previous meeting that had
appeared in the press.
Receipts, $149.50; disbursements,
asking for a copy of the regulations     granted,
governing coroners.
Vancouver, B. C, Oct. 15, 1908.
The regular meeting of the Trades
and Labor Council was held this
evening, Vice-President Aicken in the
Minutes of the , previous meeting
were read and confirmed.
The following credentials were received: Cigarmakers, W. Jardine vice
R. Pursehouse; Commercial Telegraphers, Idus W. Shields vice A. I.
Morgan; Leather Workers, W. T.
The new delegates present were obligated.
Communications were read as follows:
From Board of Railway Commissioners.   New Business.
From Gold Dollar Cafe. New Business.
From City Comptroller re price city
pays for lumber. Go to Parllamentry
From New Westminster Trades and
Labor Council re holding Labor Day
ta that city next year. Filed for reference.
From Attorney-General'. Office containing copy of Coroner's Act. Go to
Parliamentary Committee.
From Secretary Anti-Tuberculosis
Society re Fair Wage clause.   Filed.
From Socialist Party- re putting up
notice board ta Labor Hall.   Request
and Joiners re conditions of Labor
Hall. Referred to Executive Committee.
From Secretary C. P. R. Federated
Trades, thanking this Council for the
use of Labor Hall during the recent
strike.    Filed.
The committee composed of Dels.
Craig and Ley appointed to assist the
Moving Picture Operators ln the adjustment of matters with the B'jou
Theatre reported that they had had
a successful Interview. Committee
discharged with thanks.
Del. Kernighan reported from th*-
committee that was appointed at the
previous meeting to arrange for a joint
meeting of all the candidates in the
present Dominion contest. Tho Opera
House had been secured and all arrangements made. Secretary H. Cowan was appointed chairman.
Vice-President Aicken reported on
behalf of the Children's Protective Society. In the case of the boy Loach
he had been released on ticket-of-
leave. In regard to the use of the
school grounds for children out ot
school hours good progress was being
Reports of Unions.
Cooks and Walters���Winnipeg Cafe
complained that they had great difficulty in competing with the Chinese
restaurants ta that neighborhood as
white men patronised them ln large
numbers. The Vancouver Is still unfair.   The Arlington Is an open house.
Machinists���The committee at Winnipeg had called the 'strike off on their
own initiative. Hons. Campbell and
Rogers of the Manitoba Provincial
Government were instrumental ta
bringing about a settlement. The
other brotherhoods did not lend much
encouragement. Montreal and Vancouver were the only potato where the
reinstatements were unsatisfactory.
Considerable discussion ensued upon this report
Dealing with the communication
from the Cold Dollar Cafe a committee
composed of Dels. Perkins, Sayer and
Craig was appointed to look Into the
A committee composed of Messrs.
Thompson, Cowan and Kernighan
waa appointed to deal with the com-
A communication from R. B. Alty
..king for permission to address the
public meeting on Monday night. Secretary was Instructed to Inform that
gentleman that only the four candidates would be allowed to speak.
Under good and welfare Dels. Ley,
Payne and others discussed the better
use of this order of business.
Del. Payne read some letters re the
employment of Asiatics on city work.
This was referred to the Bridge Committee.
Receipts, $174.90; disbursements,
The following accounts were ordered
paid: Redemption of share of Wm.
Elchelberger, $2.50; A. A. H. Stuart,
sawing 21 cords of wood, $20; splitting
and piling same, $16; Trades Unionist,
$3.00; London Grocery, 45c; McTag-
gart ft Moscrop, $5.15; Electric Light,
$8.91; Province, 60c.
Congress .nd Lemieux Bill.
Resolution No. 16 to repeal the Lemieux Act was considered and the following amendment submitted:
Moved ln amendment by Delegate.
Simpson and Draper, 'That the trade.
Immediately affected by the Lemieux
Act, and which are affiliated with the
Congress, be requested to submit to
the executive council of the Congress
the necessary amendments to make
the bill effective, from the working
class standpoint, and that the Congress executive be Instructed to obtain
these amendments to the act, and that
ta the event of the Government refusing to grant these amendments, a
referendum on the advisability of re*
pealing the act be submitted to the
trade, affected by the act, and that
the Congress pledge Itself to abide by
the result of that vote."
The amendment was debated by
Vice-President Simpson, Delegates
Studholme, Fisher, President Verville,
Draper, Sherman, Todd, York, Patter*
son snd Joy, and the question being
called for, the amendment was declared carried, on a division, shown
by . standing vote. ^
According to toe annual report of
the secretory of the Trade. Congress
of Canada, there are 46 tradea coun-
municatlon from the Board of Railway;    ells In Canada, affiliated with rnngiW
Commissioner.. representing 150,000 workmen.
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Whan Patronizing Our Advertizers Don't Forget to Mention the Trades.Unionist
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By Insisting Upon Purchasing
Union Stamp Shoes
You help better Shoemaking conditions.
You get better Shoes for the money.
Yon help your own Labor Position.
You abolish Child Labor.
Do not he misled
By Retailers who say : "This shoe does not bear the stamp,
but is made under Union Conditions."
This is Fai.se.���No shoe is Union made unless it bears the
Union Stamp.
BewT UNO SMC WORKERS' UNION, 246 Sumner St, Boston, Matt.
John F. Tobin, Pres. Chas. L- Baine, Sec.-Treas.
Office of Secretary-Treasurer,
P. O. Drawer 515
Ottawa. Ontario. October 19, 1908.
To the Organized Labor Movement of
Dear Fellow Unionists:���At the recent convention of the Trades and
Labor Congress of Canada in Halifax,
the best thought and attention of the
delegates was given to the immigration question snd tbe report of Mr.
W. It. Trotter, the special commissioner to the United Kingdom to lecture
on the Labor situation In Canada, was
the Important feature of the first day's
session. The presence of Colonel
Lamb and Colonel Howell, representing the Salvation Army, also afforded
an opportunity to discuss the operations of that organisation in the immigration business snd every advantage waa taken by the delegates to
emphasise the injustice done the
wsge worker, in Canada by the indiscriminate selection of immigrants
by steamship companies and immigration agencies; and the Iniquity of the
bonuslng system perpetuated under
government auspices. The action of
the congress impressed the Salvation
Army wii��� the seriousness of the situation and assurance was given the
delegatea by Colonel Howell that the
Army would discontinue chartering
steamers to bring Immigrants to Canada and would exercise the greatest
cue to the selection of prospective
Canadian citizens to the future.
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The congress went on record as favoring the discontinuance of the
bonuslng of the steamship companies
and the Immigration agencies,- but decided that it was imperative at this
time to continue the agitation ln the
United Kingdom against the shipping
of cargoes of human freight to Canada to overstock the labor market and
to lower the standard of living of
those already employed  here.
With tnis end in view It was the
unanimous opinion of the delegates
that the executive council should make
another appeal to the trades unions
of Canada to contribute a sum equal
to ten cents per member in their organizations to finance the sending of
Mr. Trotter to the United Kingdom to
continue the work he so successfully
began during the latter part of 1907
and the early part of 1908.
Mr. Trotters report to the congress,
giving a thorough account of his work,
was a tribute to his zeal in the Interests of the wage workers of Canada,
and every dollar spent in sustaining
his efforts proved a wise Investment
for the congress.
We would therefore urge upon all
trades unions, affiliated and unaffiliated with the Congress, to forward
their contributions to the secretary
and thus make it possible to place Mr.
Trotter in the field not later than the
early part of November. No union
should fall to contribute on the basis
of ten cents per member. Thousands
of Immigrants have been warned by
Mr. Trotter about the misrepresentations of the Manufacturers' Associations and other organizations and
been persuaded to remain in the Old
Country ln preference to coming to
Canada to flood the labor market.
Thousands more can be reached during the coming winter and the responsibility of carrying on this important
work rests upon the organized workmen of Canada.
Newspaper, wellding a powerful Influence in the United Kingdom acknowledge the Importance of the work
done by Mr. Trotter to reducing the
emigration from the Old Country, and
hla reappearance in the leaning industrial centres ot Great Britain and Ireland will prove a serious blow to the
agencie. that make It their business
to misrepresent labor conditions to
We have .very reason to believe
that these agencies will continue their
work to the detriment of the Canadian
wage earners and the hearty co-operation of your organisation Is solicited
for the Congress In their effort to
finance Mr. Trotter's trip to the United
Kingdom. Take this matter up Immediately and communicate the action of your organization to the Secretary as early as possible.
Fraternally yours,
Postal   and   express   money  orders
payable to P. M. Draper.   Do not send
cash or stamps.   Address:    P.O. Box
515, Ottawa, Ont.
Workers of Australia, Canada and of
the World Being Taught Their
Lesson  in School of
The organized workers of Australia
are getting plenty of . "government
ownership" ��� without working class
ownership of the government.
A recent railway strike there has
demonstrated that all the powers of
state are used to beat the ex-employes
Into submission���just as they were in
Canada a few weeks ago, under corporate ownership.
Says an Australian exchange:
One result of the trouble will Inevitably be, sooner or later, a federal
organization of the trade unions with
thq avowed object of securing trade
unionist majorities in the federal and
state parliaments, and enabling a Socialist republic to be proclaimed.
One has only to peruse the columns
of the various labor journals published
in the commonwealth to note the energetic manner ln which Australian
Socialists are preparing for me future.
In one of these, issued at Brisbane,
la published a leading article headed
"Soldiers All." In which Australian
worker, ere exhorted to take advantage of the national defence movement, by enrolling themselves as mem*
bers of the military forces, la order
that when the time comes they "may
use their guns to secure their ends
against employers."
Here sre s few extracts;
It is not only the foreign enemy
against whom we need to protect ourselves. There la the enemy to our
own household.
We have to take care that when
the supreme hour arrives our constitution be not abolished by military
proclamation, and a defenceless people, ripe for the true self-government
thst Is known aa 8ocl.ll��m. beaten
back Into a baser servitude at tbe
bayonet point
Every man must be a soldier for the
same reason that every man la a voter.
Polit lea. power is 'to our hands.
Back It up with the military power aad
we are supreme in Australia. The
path is then open before us. Nothing
can stay our course. The brutal methods of repression resorted to by the
people's enemies ln the past, and In
our own day, wlU no longer be possible.
It Is not for the defence of capitalistic property and Institution that we
advocate an armed citizenry. We
would not fire s pop gun to save them.
It Is for the defence of the cooperative commonwealth we see clearly
ahead of us.
The gun must be ready st home. If
needs be, to second the resolution carried at the ballot box���"THAT Thai
These are no Idle words.
They represent the latest development of the Socialist element which
is permeating the ranks of Australian
The South Australian and Queensland premiers, who lately visited England, no more represent the Australian
labor movement than did Madame
Roland and the Girondtos the republic of Robespierre snd Marat
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If you wish a first-class
course ip Bookkeeping, Commercial Law, Penmanship,
Gregg Shorthand, Pitman Short
hand. Touch Typewriting,
Mechanical and Civil Engineering and Telegraphy.
Instruction Individual
Teachers all Specialists
R. J. SPROTT, B. A., Principal
H. A.   SCRIVEN,   B.A.,   Vice
Labor Loses in the Count.
The figures given out so far from
Nanalmo constituency are as follows:
Smith Shep. Hawth.
Esquimau        523 91 65
Ganges          26 53 8
Colwood         25 21 6
Duncan        80 142 22
Cobble Hill           7 18 19
Cowlchan Station  ..14 29 15
So. Salt Spring       16 11 23
Chemainus          21 28 9
Crofton           4 15 5
North Pender        19 8 4
Nanalmo        350 250 641
Ladysmlth   '   129 116 187
South Saanich       44 50 13
Boleskin          75 74 17
Metchosln         38 3 0
Oak Bay       49 52 9
Royal  Oak       45 45 3
Port  Renfrew        5 3 0
Sooke         31 6 3
East Sooke        3 6 2
Otter Point        7 5 2
Sidney       100 64 4
Shawnlgan Lake        6 2 0
Cedar Hill      40 52 9
Parson's Bridge        2 11 6
Northfleld         15 9 78
So. Wellington        2 0 17
Extension          If   27 25
Cedar District        9 13 33
Cowichan Lake        5 3 0
Totals 1,427 1,229 1.225
M\:p .
$1.50 per day and up
Special Rates by the week
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Result st  Calgary.
McCarthy,   Conservative 5,091
Stewart,  Liberal 3,348
Sherman,   Socialist     743
The Protest Vote at Winnipeg.
About two thousand ballots (1998)
were cast in Winnipeg last month for
the Socialist Party candidate, J. D.
Houston. Rightly interpreted the
masters, the ruling class, may consider
themselves served with notice from
twelve per cent, of the population
there, that their right to rule and rob
is  challenged.
Another Use for Soldiers.
E. T. Kfngsley, at a public meeting
after election day, ln the city hall, declared that Mr. Hawthornthwaite's defeat in Nanaimo was due to soldiers
who were allowed under the election
act to vote on declaration, wi'li ut being on the voters' lists.
Industrialists Vote Socialist.
Speaking of the election in High
River riding, Alberta, the Lethbridge
Herald says:
"Taking the Pass as a whole, that is
from Luudbreck to the British Columbia boundary, Harrington, the Socialist candidate, had a very substantial majority."
A Minority Member.
'In the recent local federal election,
the total vote polled was 11,140. The
official figures now stand as follows:
Cowan    4,621
Mclnnes    3,039
Martin    2,120
Klngsley    1,194
Rejected ballots  '...     72
Spoiled ballots        94
Gives   Workers   Some   Good,    Sound
Logic and  Points the Way to
Industrial Freedom.
W. Davidson, ex-M.P.P., of Sandon,
in Slocan riding, is the candidate of
the Socialist party for the Federal
House in Kootenay, one of the "deferred" constituencies in British Columbia. His political opponents are
A. S. Ooodene, Conservative, and
Smith Curtis, Liberal.
Speaking before a big meeting at
Revelstoke last week, Bro. Davidson
(a district executive officer of the W.
F. of M.) is reported by the Mail-
Herald as follows:
All governments, either Liberal or
Conservative, hold the weak ln subjection to the strong. He pointed out
that capital gave back to the worker
just enough to live on, and all over
that was profit, or something for nothing. It was robbery, but s legalized
He reviewed the feudal system as
being similar to toe wage slavery of
today, and aa thla industrial economy
suits capitalist, welt, they will pro
tect it, be they Liberal or Conserve-
The workers of Canada want the
full value of their labor, and the Socialists have an economic program
outlined, and to get it in force the
workers must secure the reins of
Capital is represented by Liberals
and Conservatives, and the workers
by Socialists.
He showed how the workers who
vote for capitalist governments make
it bad for themselves, and said that
mudslinging was all these parties had
to fight or campaign with, and neither
party have any real Issues.
He pointed out that at election time
the candidates, both Liberal and Conservative, professed to be the friends
of the workers and how they were
really double-faced in order to get
votes, promised the worklngman
everything and then gave him nothing.
He showed how Curtis and Goodeve
have both pretended to be the friend
o' the workers, but really they were
no such thing, and tried to please
them in order to get votes.
The workers are led away by these
self-styled leaders, he said, and explained that their emancipation depended on the workers themselves.
He said that the graft talk of both
political parties was only a scheme
to impress the people with their respective honest dealings.
He pointed out that there was no
difference as far as the out-of-work
classes were concerned, between a
clean or corrupt government, therefore graft talk should have little interest for the worker.
Both parties, he said, were responsible for Oriental immigration, but
each tried to put the blame on the
other, and the "exclusion" policy was
only a scheme to get votes.
In referring to better terms, he said
that better terms for labor would be
for the workers to get the full product
of their labor, but party better terms
was only a sham issue.
He descried against deferred elections and said they were unnecessary,
as people would vote for what they
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wanted, no matter when voting took
He asked if the means of life to exploit labor out of products be used for
a few only or for the general prosperity of man. He said that collective
ownership would do away with the exploiting system and showed how the
last twelve years of so-called prosperity was not prosperity for the worklngman who never had the full value
of his labor.
He showed that people were starving in the face of plenty, and labor
would always starve while being
robbed of Its products.
He affirmed that the working classes
were never represented in Parliament
in a true light, and that neither Liberal or Conservatives have any solutions for the evils against the workers.
He explained that the Socialists
alone have the solution for the unemployed, and said that mines and factories were worthless without labor,
and yet the workers were In many
cases begging.
Depression would not come if labor
got the full value of Its toil.
If the workers, he said, were satisfied to be subjected to produce wealth
for their masters, they can show It
by voting for either Liberals or Conservatives.
If not, then they should vote Socialism; and if they made a strong
enough protest against wage slavery
and urge that the full value of their
labor be given back to them���then
Socialism would be supreme.
While it may be true that woman 1.
the weaker vessel, there Is no doubt
that man Is the oftener broke.
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Cigars. I allers buy Terminus
Cigars made by
at 52 Water Street, and keep
my money in Vancouver, and
they are Union made by Vancouver Union Cigarmakers.
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Grind Our Own Lenses
We have Work Room Fitted Up With the "Best Optical
Grinding Plant in the West
Eyes Tested Free
Jeweler, snd Opticians.
000 Hastings St. W.
Railwayman's   Politicsl   Awakening.
Montreal, Que., Sept. 1st, 1908.
All Canadian Railroad Men: ���
Greeting:���The undersigned have
been conferring together ln regard
to the prospects for satisfactory legislation ln behalf of the railroad men
of Canada, and have unanimously arrived at the conclusion that ln order
to bring our conditions properly before Parliament from time to time,
and to be able to protect and promote
fair and equitable legislation in behalf of the railroad employees and
labor In general, a number of practical railroad men must necessarily be
elected to Parliament. We have therefore decided to submit our views to
those concerned, with the hope that
they will be adopted and acted upon
at once. We believe that other labor
men will be pleased to co-operate in
a movement of this kind. Our conclusions are briefly:
1. The railroad employees of Canada have among themselves a great
number of men who are citizens of the
highest type, fully competent to grapple with the problems of the government of the people In general, and a
fair share of consideration in matters
of legislation for railroad men In particular.
- 2. That despite the large number
of men of our class throughout the
country, their high standard of citizenship, their usefulness to the country, snd their fidelity to duty at all
times snd under all conditions, they
have not had the sympathetic ear of
'Parliament as fully as their merit de-
0?ster fitay
Cor. of Carrsll A Cordova Sts.
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serves. In view of these conditions it
becomes a duty we owe to ourselves,
and to each other, to secure the election to Parliament of some of our
number, so that we may have a watchful eye and a courageous voice in Parliament, instead of having to depend
upon the solicitations of rep^unta-
tlves from the outside.
3. It is the belief of the under-
.signed that if railroad men will accept nominations, a number can be
elected throughout the Dominion.
Particularly is this true in all electoral districts which include terminals where large numbers of railroad
men are located, such as St. Thomas,
London, West Toronto, East York,
Montreal, Quebec, Fort William, Ken-
ora, Winnipeg, Brandon, Calgary, and
many others. Candidates would receive the united support of railroad
employees In general, as well as other
organized labor, if they would pledge
themselves to strictly Independent
platforms, and keep strictly out of all
political parties. If they will do this,
the undersigned will do all In their
power as independent private citizens
to assist in their election; but it must
be strictly understood that the undersigned will not lend themselves to
any partisan politics. We have no
other wish, and no other end to serve
than the best interests of the railroad
men of Canada.
4. If those who receive this communication feel Interested In the matter, we would recommend that they
confer with as many of the leading
railroad men ln all classes of the service ss possible, ln their neighborhood,
calling together a mass meeting for
the purpose of considering the project,
and, if adopted, to make nominations.
Should there be more than one nominee, the one receiving the largest
vote to stand, and all others withdraw
snd all pledge themselves to support
the one so chosen. Permit none but
bona fide railroad employees to attend such meetings.
THE FIELD, bat on the contrary, lend
such candidate their support as far as
consistent, mid on the other hand, the
undersigned   will   solicit   the   support
of labor ln general ln behalf of any
railroad man who enters the field.
Respectfully submitted,
234 Balmoral St., Winnipeg, Man.
53 Beatrice St., Toronto, Ont.
61 Park Ave., Brantford, Ont.
49 Melbourne Ave., Toronto, Ont.
264 Rusholme Rd., Toronto, Ont.
Box 1100, Moose Jaw, Sask.
A.  R.  MOW ATT,
McAdam, N.B.
624 Elizabeth St. E., Calgary, Alta.
Unions   Affiliated   With   Trades   and
Labor Congress, From  Headquarters.
1.- United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners.
2.���Journeymen Plumbers, Gas and
Steam Fitters.
3.���Journeymen Tailors.
4.���International Typo graphical
5.���International Union United
Brewery Workmen.
6.���International Brotherhood of
Leather Workers on Horse Goods.
7.���International Brotherhood Maintenance of Way Employees.
8.���International Brotherhood of
Electrical Workers.
9.���International Brotherhood of
10.���International Assn. Bridge and
Structural Iron Workers.
11.���B a k e r y and Confectionery
Workers International Union.
12.���National Brotherhood of Operative Potters.
13.���Iron Moulders Union of America.
14.���International Printing Pressmen and Assistants' Union.
15.���Pattern Makers League of
North America.
16.���Stove Mounters and Steel
Range Workers' International.
17.���Glass Bottle Blowers' Association.
New York Typographical Union No. 6.
New York, October 1st, ,1908.
Brother Unionists:���For three years
Typographical Union No. 6 has been
trying to unionize the composing
room of the Butterlck Publishing Company, which concern on November
24th, 1905, locked out Its union compositors for allegiance to their obligation as union men.    When concilia-
Strictly Union Hoi
John Hector, Prop.
Cor. Pender and Seymour,
tory overtures by our officer, were refused by that company, our union Inaugurated a campaign of education
and publicity with such telling effect
that the Butterlck Company 1. now
attempting to prove that twenty-seven
of our members are criminal, tor
placing the truth, and nothing but the
truth, before the public.
As a result of Big 6's exploitation���
within the law���of the unfairness of
Butterlck methods, the friends of organized labor, exercising the constitutional right of Individuals to buy from
whom they please, are placing their
patronage with those who evince .
disposition to treat with more fairness
an organization possessing an unblemished record for business integrity.
We ask, Brother Unionists, that you
aid us by giving your membership
and their friends the truth concerning
the attitude of the pattern trust toward organized labor generally and
Typographical Union No. 6 ln particular.
Yours fraternally,
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1907 and 1908:
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Reply of Vancouver Street Railwayman to th. "Elect our-enemieaand-
defeat-our friends" political circular
issued by Pres. Samuel Gompers:
Vancouver, B. C, Oct. 21st, 1908.
Mr. Samuel Oompers,
President A. F. of L.,
Washington, D. C:
Dear Sir and Brother,���Your communication of August 1st, 1908, re
political action having been duly considered by Division 101, A. A. of S. ft
B. R. E. of A., we are empowered to
make you the following reply:
While your advocacy of the Democratic party does not affect us so
directly as it does our brother members In the United States, indirectly
It does affect us as due-paying member, of the A. F. of L., and we find it
Incumbent upon us to manifest our unqualified disapproval of your action.
We ask you, Brother President, that
It is we, the members of organised
labor who pay your salary and that
we pay It for you to serve our Interests and ours alone, and we distinctly
resent your using the position we have
conferred upon you to forward the interests of any political party whatever, unless instructed by us so to do.
We would further have you remember that you are our servant to do our
bidding and not our master to instruct
To quote your own words, "It is expected that every man in this crisis
shall do his duty."
We urge that you apply this to your
own actions. You may reply that in
advocating the support of the Democratic party you are acting in the best
Interests, but the facts flatly contradict this contention, for it is notorious
that in no part of the United States
are the conditions of labor more miserable, nowhere Is organized labor
weaker, nowhere is child labor in its
worst form, more prevalent as ln the
South, the stronghold of Democracy.
There your Democratic party has
practically undisputed sway, and we
find all the powers of government, the
legislature, the judiciary, the militia
and the police used against labor even
more unmercifully than in the Republican states. As in point, we would
attract your attention to the manner
ln which all the powers of the state, of
the press, and of the pulpit are being
used against organized labor at the
present time in Alabama, a state that
is in the hands of the Democratic party from top to bottom.
Those things cannot possibly be un*
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known to you, Bro. Oompers, and yet
you represent this party as friendly to
organised labor. Bro. Oompers, It Is
not advice that Is due from you to us,
but an explanation of your actions.
You call our attention to the alleged
labor measures incorporated in the
Democratic platform, but whatever we
may have done in the past, wo have
now passed the stage where we put
our trust in the platform pledges of
office-seeking politicians, or expect employers to legislate ln favor of their
In your circular letter you tell us
that "whenever a man decries snd
discourages the efforts of the workers
to unite and use political action, scan
his motives."
Will you tell us, Bro. President,
what your motives are in doing these
very things until quite recently?
You urge us to stand faithfully to
our friends, and to defeat our enemies,
but we have never found the Democrats any more than the Republicans
to be any friends of organized labor.
You  urge us  to scan every  candidate's record    and    study    his    platform;   why,   then,   do   you   preserve
such silence as to the platform of the
Socialist   party,   which   declares   unequivocally for labor and labor alone?
If there  Is  any virtue  in  platforms,
then surely their platform is not to be
Ignored whether it be approved or not.
J. FLETCHER, President.
W. W. BURROUGH. Rec. Secy.
Overheard  in Vancouver.
"I wish I knew where I was going
to die," plaintively philosophized a
"I'm a damnslte more interested ln
where I'm going te live," Interjected
a job seeker.
The workers of Canada have again
sanctioned the rule of the employing
class���with their votes. They should
be satisfied with what the masters
give them. And that the latter will
thoroughly rub It In is the wish of ye
Congress Executive and Immigration.
At the August meeting of Vancouver
Trades and Labor Council the following resolution was passed: "That
Delegate Pettipiece be Instructed to
ask the Congress for a full explanation of what the executive did regarding the Asiatic question referred to
them by the Winnipeg convention."
Extract from Congress proceedings:
"Delegate Pettipiece, Vancouver, asked what position the executive council maintained on Asiatic Immigration,
when they interviewed the Dominion
cabinet? In reply, the executive council stated they had pressed the Government to ask the Imperial Parliament
to abrogate the treaty now existing between Great Britain and Japan, but
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Carpets,   Linoleums,   Curtains,
Blinds, Stoves, Go-carts,   Baby
Buggies, etc. 10 per cent, off
for cash on Furniture.
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Harris Street.
Uncivilized Civilization.
"As I understand it," said the heathen, "you propose to civilise me."
"Exactly so."
"You mean to get me out of the
habits of idleness and teach me to
"That Is the idea."
"And then lead me to simplify my
methods and invent things to make
my work lighter?"
"And next I will become ambitious
to get rich so I may retire and won't
have to work at all?"
"Well, what's the use of taking such
a round-about way of getting Just
where I am? I don't have to work
A Trades Council for Revelstoke.
Revelstoke, B. C, Sept. 18th, 1908.
T. & L. C. Editor, Vancouver, B. C:
Dear Sir,���Will you please favor me
with a copy of the bylaws of the
Trades and Labor Council of Vancouver. We are organizing a council
ln this town, and, the majority of the
members being new to the work,
would greatly appreciate any information or advice you will give.
Yours truly,
Voted for on October 26th.
The Conservative party stands for
capitalism and the exploitation of the
The Liberal party stands for capitalism and the exploitation of the
workers. ,
"Things that are equal to the same
thing are equal to each other."
Union Hats, Glomes
Overalls of All Kinds
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Vancouver, B. 0.
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A. F. of L. Convention.
The twenty-eighth annual convention of the American Federation of
Labor will be held at Denver, Colorado, beginning at ten o'clock Monday
morning, November 9, 1908, and will
continue in session from day to day
until the business of the convention
has been completed. P. M. Draper
will be the fraternal delegate from the
Trades and Labor Congress of Canada.
The union label, symbolizing as it
does the conditions which the union
Itself Is established to secure and
maintain, is proof that these condition, obtain ln the making of the article upon which It appears. Firm
names, brands, trademarks and other
device, by which products are advertised may lose their original significance through changes in the fortune.
of those who own them. The union
label, being owned by the union and
subject exclusively to It. control, represent, the same thing, always; namely, fair wages and hours, clean work-
shoos and xood workmanship.
When buying a cigar, do you ask
for a union made cigar? Do you also
look for the union label on the box,
regardless of what the cigar dealer
or bartenders tell you? If a dealer
can sell you a cheap scab cigar that
costs him 3V4 cents for 10 cents Instead of a union made Havana cigar
that costs him 6% cents, don't blame
him. He tries to make all he possibly
can. They will also try and sell you
a union made 5 cent cigar for 10 cents
to turn you against the label, so they
can peddle their scab goods. Don't
let them fool you. Vancouver union
cigar manufacturers turn out as good
if not better cigars that retail at 10
cents than you can find anywhere on
the American continent, but you will
have to call for them, for some of the
dealers hate to part with them and
would sooner sell you some of their
scab goods If you give them a chance.
Men    Presented   a   Solid    Front   and
Stood  with   Unbroken   Ranks.
This Struggle  Heralds the  Formation
of a Gigantic Federation of All
American Railway Organizations.
The great strike of the federated
mechanics on the C. P. R. is now a
matter of history, and the men who
dropped their tools and qui;, work
over two months ago in defence of a
principle are to be congratulated on
the splendid battle they put up. In
spite of the false statements of the
C. P. R. management and the misrepresentation of most of the great daily
papers, the strikers had very few desertions from their ranks, and all the
way across the continent, from Vancouver to Halifax, they presented a
solid, confident and united front. Up
to the moment when the orders wero
received to return to work, the men
had no doubt whatever of a complete
victory. It therefore came as a great
surprise to learn that the first award
of the Board of Investigation had been
accepted. Lack of financial means is
given as the reason for terminating
the battle. Engineers and trainmen
were, if possible, more taken by surprise at the settlement than the strikers, for they all claim that It was only
a matter of a short time when It
wpuld be almost impossible to keep
things moving any longer. Not a day
was passing without collisions occurring on some section of the road.
Right here ln the vicinity of London
five collisions in less than a week,
all caused by defective breaks, was
a demonstration of the inability of the
company to get competent men to
replace the strikers. The record one
day, just ss the strike wss ended, wss
. collision at Woodstock and another
at Gait.
Thn shops everywhere were filling
up with dead engines and several were
lying in the ditch without any attempt
to remove them. Seventeen cars of
grain was the total haulage for a whole
week from Winnipeg on the C. P. R.,
and they were ditched along Lake Superior; while the Canadian Northern,
during the same period, carried thousands of bushels to Montreal. Right
here in London, despite false statements of officials, only one man deserted during the nine weeks' contest.
Information from all parts of tho
system show that the strikers were
prepared to fight in spite of the settlement. As regards lack of finances,
we are satisfied that a strong appeal
to the Canadian labor organizations
would have resulted in the collection
of many thousands of dollars every
month. It is stated that none of the
strikers are to be discriminated
against because of their part in tho
strike, but assurances from the C. P.
R. don't go for much. The time has
come for the formation of a great federation of all railway unions in America.
The trainmen could have prevented
this battle by merely showing their
hands and putting themselves behind
the allied mechanics. That would
have settled the whole matter at once.
If It had not been for the award of the
Board creating two grades in the boilermakers, thus practically reducing
the wages of seventy per cent, of that
craft, it is probable there would have
been no strike. The machinists and
other crafts honored themselves by
standing solid for their fellow unionists. With the advent of good times
the men will doubtless insist upon
even better terms than they went out
for. We regret that if lack of finances
caused this battle to be called off, a
strong appeal was not made to Canadian labor, which we believe would
have risen equal to the occasion. However, at this junction, it would not be
wise to advance criticism as to the
outcome, and the reasons which led
to the termination of the contest, that
we can attend to more intelligently in
our next issue. The situation must be
faced as it actually exists.
It has been a victory for the com-
ue the \nost comfortable sus-
penders becauae the principle
at their back adjusts itself to
every bend of the body. Every
pair guaranteed. Look for
������President" on the buckles. Trin.snir._gn can-
not rust. Made heavy or
light, wide or narrow.
pany and there is no disguising the
fact. We are not in a position to congratulate the trainmen on their stand
in this controversy. The time has
clearly gone by when one section of
labor's army can remain neutral when
the enemy Is making an attack. If the
fruits of this strike drive that fact
home and the result is the formation
of a great railway federation of labor
unions, then the sacrifices made will
not have been in vain. The time has
come to get together and stand shoulder to shoulder in defence of labor
rights. We say all honor to the boys
who have stood nobly together and
showed the stuff they are made of.
Hats off to them.���Industrial Banner.
Why, bless your heart! of course
you arefree! You can prove It by the
alarm clock ln the morning and the
whistle at noon. You do not have to
obey the summons of either���surp not.
You control that part of it yourself.
But the boss handles the pay envelopes
���that's the rub.���Wage Slave.
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Our aim is to carry a stock of all
kinds of good Dry Goods, Women's
Ready - to - Wear Garments, Millinery,
Men's Furnishings and House Furnishings to suit the laboring man.
We realize that through the medium of fair prices and best goods our
business has been established���and that
will be our policy to the end.
Central Bodies Should Assist Congress
In Ita Work.
The executive committee of the
Trades and Labor Congress of Can-
ad. Introduced and the delegates
adopted a recommendation at the Hall-
fax convention which should be acted
upon by every central body ln Canada.   It reads:
"We recommend that central labor
bodies appoint or elect Immigration
committees to gather Information and
collect statistics bearing upon the Immigration problem, with a view to reporting from time to time Its effe'-j
upon labor conditions generally, and
recommending such action as they
consider necessary to protect the best
interests of the wage earners of Canada."
W. R. Trotter sailed for England on
October 16th and will "get on the job"
at once.
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By Rudyard Kipling.
We have fed you all for a thousand
And you hail us still unfed,
Though there's never a dollar of all
your wealth
But marks the worker's dead.
We have yielded our best to give you
And you lie on a crimson wool;
For^ If blood be the price of all your
Good God, we ha' paid it in full.
There's never a mine blown skyward
But we're burled alive for you;
There's  never  a wreck drifts  shore
ward now
But we are its ghastly crew.
Go reckon our dead by the forges red,
And the factories where we spin;
If blood be the price of your accursed
Good God, we ha' paid It in full.
We have fed you all for a thousand
For that was our doom, you know.
From the days when you chained us ln
your fields
To the strike of a week ago
Tou ha* eaten our lives and our babe,
and wive.,
And we're told it's your legal .hare,
But If blood be the price ot your lawful
Good God, we ha' bought it fair.
Printer.' Strike Cost $4,513, 970.
The cost to the members of the International Typographical Union to secure the eight-hour day from the opening of the contest up to May 31st, 1908,
was 14,513,970.64, and this amount
does not include local funds or money
derived from local assessments that
have been expended in the eJghthour
fight. It is estimated, however, that
such expenditures aggregated $350,000
during' the three years. This 1b a
grand total of $4,863,970.64.
And yet the money was well spent.
as nearly 60,000 members are working under much better conditions than
formerly and have some time to spend
with their families.
A Tragedy of Capital.
Head of Firm (to old bookkeeper)
���Henry, you've worked for us for
thirty years, and during that time you
have been faithful and your work has
been satisfactory. But you are now
so old that we must replace you with
a younger man. We are very grateful to you, Henry, and, of course, will
do the right thing.   Have you saved?
Henry���I couldn't, sir, with my
large family.
"As I thought! Then I want to say
to you that we shall be only too glad
to keep you on for a month or so at
a reduced salary until you can place
yourself elsewhere."
M. Langtry
Satisfaction or Money Refunded
Largest Stock of Imported Good.
in Vancouver
Suits Made to Order
$20 Up
322 Hastings St. W.
Vsncouver, B. C.
Greenwood Typographical Union No.
In your report to the International
Union I notice you have Grand Forks
in good standing. This isn't correct.
We have no members there whatever,
all having been suspended for over a
year, and both offices are now "rat."
We have used every means ln our
power and there is little likelihood of
the men there ever squaring up. The
label is being boosted strongly and
they are loosing work thereby, but this
does not seem to work. Please correct this in your next report. Any information I can furnish you will be
cheerfully done.
Fraternally yours,
Trials  and  Tribulations.
Man comes Into this world without
knowing it and goes out against his
will, and the trip between the beginning and the ending Is exceedingly
rocky. The rule of contract Is one of
the trip. When he is little, the big
girls kiss him; when he is big, the
little girls kiss him. If he is poor,
then he is a poor manager, and if he
Is rich he is dishonest. If he needs
credit, he can't get It, and If he Is
prosperous, everybody wants~-^fo~ do
him a favor. The road ls^nir^cy^but
the man wants to travel In It, and
after all, there is a good deal of satisfaction to be gotten out of it, especially If we are willing to give one another
a show.���Easton Journal.
Every union worklngman would
laugh at the idea of admitting the
bosses to membership in the union,
to say nothing of making them union
officers. Yet many a union workman
sees nothing Incongruous ln his voting for capitalists to make and execute the laws of the nation, even st s
time when he is on strike or locked
out and the bosses are using the law
against him.
investigate and buy your clothes from the
store that handles union-made clothes.
We carry labels on all our goods.
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VANCOUVER, B.C., NOV., 1909.
A circular issued to trades unionists
some months ago said:
"The Vancouver Trades and Labor
Council has assumed control of the B.
C. Trades Unionist, and Union Label
Bulletin, a 24-page monthly publication, voicing the news and views of
the organized labor movement In
Western Canada. A temporary arrangement has been made by the
Trades Council, whereby S. J. Gothard pays all expenses of publication in
return for revenue from the display
advertising space. The Council, however, owns the mailing list, and absolutely controls the editorial and
new. columns, these now being ln
charge of R. P. Pettipiece, of the Typographical Union. IT 18 THE INTENTION OF TNE COUNCIL, AT
A special meeting of the Council
was held last week ln Labor Hall to
consider the advisability of the Council assuming more complete control
of its advertising columns.
After considerable discussion on the
part of a representative meeting, final
consideration of the question was laid
over tin Not. 6th.
Th. result of the Council's deliberation. wiU be made known next issue.
Ssmuel Gompers hss' been Jarred
from his non political hitching post,
and the extremity into which the rolling political high seas have thrown
him seems to have effected his head.
"Victory lies only with one of the
great parties," says Pres. Gompers.
"A vote for the Socialist or independent party is one lost to the Democratic
candidate." "TAFT AID SOCIETIES"
are the Socialist and Independent parties, according to Mr. Gompers in bis
Federatlonist. Such an exhibition of
colossal, wilful and deliberate falsehood
is enough to sicken all that is decent
within the ranks of the A. F. of L.
Gompers has overshot the mark and
brought discredit upon the organization he represents. A few more "victories" of the Gompers political type
should show the members of organized labor where they are heading in.
Let us be charitable enough to call
it "an error in judgment" on the part
of a man who should know better,
pending a real remedy by the rank and
file throughout the American continent.
Tho salmon pack of British Columbia this year will total 343,608 cases,
as against 314,074 last year. There
was an increase everywhere except at
Rivers Inlet, where there was a falling
off of 13,544 casts. The biggest pack
was made on the Skeena river. All the
profits of this bountiful natural resource accrued to the B. C. Packers'
Association, the men who OWN the
oieans of production. The law-makers
who made this possible were elected
by the wage earners of British Columbia.   We get what we vote for.
Evidently the trades unionists ot
Lethbridge, Alta., do not intend to be
bound by the political policy of the
Congress in Alberta, as set forth by
a convention held in Calgary on Dec.
15, last. Another "independent" local
convention is to be held, so that the
bitter experience of British Columbia
may be repeated. If the lesson
must be learned by experience, then
let the school be attended. But "what
fools we mortals be."
Ralph Smith knows better than to
accept a cabinet position. That would
mean another election; also Smiths
defeat. To repeat the tactics of Oct.
26 would mean open revolt by the
wage-workers ln Nanalmo constituency. Forewarned Is forearmed.
Dead men and soldiers can only be
used to turn tbe thrick once.
The worker will never be given Justice; he must take it.
When labor learn, to be good to itself It will not need to ssk help from
its "friends."
There is little likelihood of any Immediate tangible results from the recent visit of Kler Hardie to eastern
The Eastern delegates at the recent
convention of the Trades and Labor
Congress at Halifax who were loudest In their declamations for unity
will be the very ones to make unity
The delegate who moved the resolution of "unity" has a political record
that changes with the moon. And the
very members of organized labor ln
the East who squawk the most vociferously against Socialism, are the ones
who know the least about it, and want
to know less. Their pretentions to
Hardie was the rankest hypocrlcy. The
West knows this by experience.
Kier Hardie has assumed that the
"labor" party In the East was genuine,
when, as a matter of fact, It is composed for the most part of old party
office-seeking politicians whose chief
ambition is to secure a good, fat govern ment job for themselves���after
which their activities in the "labor"
movement cease.
With such a composition, dubbed a
"labor" party, there will be no exuberant desire to meet the Socialists
ln convention or any place else. While
that insincere portion of the Eastern
delegation gave Keir Hardie the glad
hand and Jollied the genial old soul
along, they had no more Intention of
"getting together" than so many Kill-
kenny cats.
Before there can be any political
"unity" between the West and the
East there must be something in the
East to unite with. There is no principle underlying the political somersaults which have been sprung here
and there throughout the cent belt.
Many of the "leaders" of the labor
movement back East are not students
of economics and sociology, and when
Frank Sherman termed some of them
"fossils," he was not so far astray.
There la still a ray of hope for the
East, inasmuch as the Socialist party
is forging ahead, especially ln Ontario.
So far as the West is concerned���
well, the Socialist party Is here; what
does the East propose to do about It?
The workers of the West have good
reason to know what can be expected
from the East; the rank and file of
the West unloaded a bunch just like
them some twelve years ago; replaced them with men stirred to action
by real living Issues; snd have become
a factor In the political life of the
West���snd sre delivering the goods.
In the East, too, the rank and file'
must get on the job themselves snd
inaugurate s general house-cleaning.
Nothing but treachery can be expected from the major portion Of the
present Eastern representatives in
the Congress conventions.
Experience���hitter aad long ���has
tsught the West  what  Keir  Hardie
Officer.���Where they meet, when they
Secretaries  are  requested  to   notify
Press Committee of change of
Officer, and Addresses.
Union Card, inserted for H. per month.
GOUMCIX.���Meets 1st and 3rd Thuw-
day Iii Labor Hall. Pres.. It. Perm
Pettipiece; Vlce-Pres., J. A. Aicken;
Qen. Sec. H. Cowan, Labor Hall; Sec.-
Treaa.. A. It. Burns, Labor Hall;
Statistic Ian. H. Sellars; Sergent-at-
arma, S. Kernighan; Trustees, W. W
Sayer, J. J. Corcoran,   P. W. Dowler.
OOUB03X���Meets 1st and 3rd Wednesday each month. Officers: Wm. Mo*
Kay, Pres. Box 507; W. H. Gibson,
Vice-Prea., 2664 Douglas St; L. 81-
verta, Secy., Box 102: A. A. Argyle.
Treaa., Box 302: A. Herbey, Sergent.
at-arma, Chamber* St. Executive
Committee: Proa. McKay, Secy. 81*
verts, J. Fraser, W. II. Gibson, J.
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BBS', LOCAL I8-Mfels every Friday
night at 8:30 o'clock Chas. Davis.
Secretary and Business Agent. Ill
Hastings St. K. Hall for rent suitable
for socials, dances and societies.
UMIOBT  HO.  .15���Meets   2nd   and
)H HO. .15���Meets 2nd and 4th
Tuesdays, Labor Hall, 8 p.m. H. W.
Abercromble, Pres., 143 Gore ave: Geo.
Jenkins. Rec.-Sec, Epworth, P.O., B.
C: H. H. Free, Fin.-Sec.. 2210 Westminster ave.
TJiriOBT MO. ...���Meets in Labor Hall
last Sunday of each month at 2 p.m.
Pres., H W. Hunt; Vlce-Pres.. R. P.
Pettipiece: Sec.-Treas., H. C. Benson,
box 66. (Hours at headquarters, Labor Hall, 4 to 6 p.m. Monday: 4 to 6
p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
and Friday. Executive committee: J.
G. Quinn, J. W. Ellis, J. G. Hunt, W.
XaATMBBB', LOCAL .07���Meets Snd
and 4 th Wednesday. Labor Hall.
Homer St; C. H. Lewis, Pres.; Frank
Mahoney, Sec., 814 Cordova St W.
rn.mM.rn, a* MLmO
UMIOM, LOCAL. MO. 10S���Pres.. J. A.
Scott; Sec., W. Roberts. Meets Labor
Hall, 2nd and 4 th Thursday at 8:00
p.m.  each month.
LEAGUE MO. .76���Meets Labor Hall.
Every 1st and 3rd Sunday at 8 p.m.
and 7:80 p.m. Pres. C. J. Ryan; Fin-
Sec, Geo. W. Curnock, P.O. Box 424,
Phone 638.
VAMCOuVmBB coumoll, buxldh
tbadbb depabtmbbt, a.t. ot l.
���Meets every Monday night room 8,
Ingleside Rooms, 318 Cambie St.
Frank Little, Pres., 520 Richards St.;
J. J. Corcoran, Sec.-Treas., P.O. Box
Geo. Williams, Secy, 641 Robson St;
Union Girds $1 per Month.
has yet to lesrn of Canada (east of
Port Arthur). I
What the future has ln store most
depend upon the ran. and file, spurred
to action along correct lines hy sheer-
force of conditions.
The worker, never do the right
thing until they have to.
The Weat has had to do the right
The East   WILL have to.
Pending that time, there is not
much to hope for In the matter of
i.  -mfi
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Our Advertizers Don't Forget to Mention the Trades Unionist.
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A Genuine
The President of the
Trades and Labor Council
vjsited us last month and
inspected our Ready-to-
Wear Pants. We are the
only merchants in this \
city who carry these lines
of goods, and
: President Pettipiece
found our Pants with the
genuine label on.
A full line of Label Hats
���drop in and see our
Wray & Dick
21 Hastings St. W.
����� :
As Set Forth in Pronouncement of
Executive Committee's Report.
Having discharged our duty as a
congress ln delegating to the provincial executive committees the power
to call conventions to take political
action, your executive council desires
to state the position of the Congress
on political policy. It Is neither desirable v nor wise to commit a purely
'legislative body such as the Congress
to the endorsatlon of any particular
political party. Legislative advantages
must be obtained from parties ln
power and It should be the object of
thi. Congress to use both friend and
foe ln the obtaining of any concession
for labor. It is also desirable that
the floor of the Congress conventions
should remain an open forum for .11
delegates of different political  faith,
d so long as differences of opinion
it titer, should be no disposition
to arbitrarily fore, the acceptance of
sny particular policy. The political
organisation of the worker, most be
carried on independent of the work
of tne Congress sad the education of
M9}AnJy&?\ ""*.��� ^T"*    ""S-a    IW    awaaaaaB-
those who toil to the proper use of
their political power 1b the mission of
the working class political parties.
The Congress will be glad to see the
workers thoroughly represented In
Parliament and feel confident that a
greater measure of success would attend our efforts if those who constitute this body had direct representation In the Federal and Provincial Parliaments. We would recommend a
careful study of the platforms of the
existing political parties, but more
particularly their performances, with
a view to casting an Intelligent vote
foY a minority party that is right
rather than a majority party that Is
wrong, if an intelligent understanding
of the workers' interests prompts such
Pres. Oompers on Congress.
At the Boston Convention, President
Gompers of the American Federation
of Labor, in dealing with the movement ln Canada said:
"The trade union movement In Canada is keeping pace with the movement in the United States and other
parts of the American continent. Of
course legislatively our fellow trade
unionists of Canada must have an absolutely free hand, unimpaired by interference from us of any character.
We should give, as we gladly receive,
suggestions and advice that may benefit each other legislatively. Any attempt on the part of either to Interfere with the legislative policy that the
other may believe advantageous would
impair the influence and effectiveness
of all."
The above quotation demonstrates
that President Gompers thoroughly
understands the aims and objects ��f
our Congress and the position it must
continue to occupy.
The Trades and Labor Congress of
Canada is co-equal with the British
Trades Union Congress and the American Federation of Labor. It is to the
Canadian organized wage earners
what the British Trades Union Congress and the American Federation
of Labor is to the organized workers
of the British Isles and the United
States, a sovereign and supreme body
within the confines of Its own territory, the Dominion of Canada, for legislative purposes.
By Ben Hanford.
Debs. Big. Big body. Big brain.
Great heart. Lion heart. Indomitable
courage. Unconquerable love of his
fellow msn. Spirit and heart of the
working class. Spirit of freedom and
heart of love. An eye that sees. A
brain that' comprehends. Intelligent.
Educated. Graduated from the common school of the class struggle.
Given hi. bachelor', degree by President George M. Pullman snd the federal army.   Given his doctor', degree
by Judge. Wood and Grosscup after
post -graduate work In the university
of Woodstock jail. Ever since enshrined in the hearts of the working
class. Debs. Always ln the front rank
of the battle. A sword arm that has
never been lowered. Debs and the
working class. Besting their cross
and wearing their crown of thorns.
Debs. Face to the light. Often mistaken���for a day. Losing the path
in the darkness. Bsck ln the highroad with the first ray of dawn. Always face to the light. Often licked.
Never defeated. Debs. Heart that
beats for the working class. Hesd
that plans for the working class.
Hand thai builds for the working
class. Arm that fights for the working clsss. That Is Debs. Heart of
the Lion Webs.
WbalMak A titaH *H*ott
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136 Cordova SL Tel. 684
Cranbrook   Tppographical   Union,   No.
Cranbrook. B. C, Sept. 1st, 1908.
R. P. Pettipiece, Vancouver, B. C.: ���
Dear Sir,���I received today a check
for $500 from headquarters, and hasten
to Inform you thereof. It Is a handsome donation, and 1 am sure will be
a very material help, and thankfully
received by our members ln Fernie,
who are certainly "roughing it" just
Yours fraternally,
Tne prospective merger of the Steel
Trust Into the Standard Oil System Is
just what Is to be expected as a part
of the normal development of the capitalist system. The ownership of the
two already overlap to a considerable
extent; and the hold of the Standard
Oil group within the Steel Trust Is
growing stronger .11 the time. No
law can prevent the merger from going on, under one form or another, bo
long as the law recognizes the right
of capitalist property. But the masses
of the people, whenever they mske up
their minds to It, can complete the
process by merging the whole trustified system of industry into a popular
trust of national dimensions, owned
and controlled by the whole people,
and run for the benefit of all. And
they will do It.���Dally Socialist.
The Truth Blurted Out.
"Yes," said Mr. Dustin Stax, "1 have
succeeded in life and by the hardest
kind of work."
"You'don't look as If you had much
personal experience with hard work."
"Of course not. I hired it done."���
Washington  Star.
First Little Girl���Your papa and
mamma are not real parents. They
adopted you.
Second Little Girl���Well, that makes
it all the more satisfactory. My parents picked me out and yours had to
take you just as you came.���Chicago
Gloats Over Labor's Defeat.
Says the Victoria Times, the owner
of which is one of the defeated Laui-
ler ministers, Hon. W. Templeton:
"Still it can be said, and with satisfaction, that no Socialist has ever
been elected to the Parliament of
Better do all their gloating and
croaking NOW. The hosts of labor ln
Canada will yet vote for themselves.
And when they do, the result can be
recorded "with satisfaction"���to the
Buy union-labeled products. No
matter what the article, demand the
union label.
Su *k of Men's
$15 Suits
To pick
From in the City
We sre now showing the largest and beat assorted
Stock of $15 Suit, for men in the City. Every garment
is made under sanitary conditions, in clean, well-lighted
workrooms, by drilled tailors. DesBrisay Brand Suits
represent the very pick of the clothing world. The patterns ue new, the styles absolutely correct, the tailoring
first clsss snd the prices low These $16 suits are the best
value ever offered in thi. city.   Come in snd Me them.
The DesBrisay Wardrobe
613 Granville Street
When patronizing Our Advertizers pert Fomt-tft Mention the Trades Unionist
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Executive Committee for the Province
of Msnltoba.
W. J. Bartlett, vice-president���290
Rletta St., Winnipeg, Man.
W. N. Goodwin���451 Young St., Winnipeg, Man.
W. H. McKinnon���472 Logan Ave.,
Winnipeg, Man.
T. P. Robbins���Room 17, Plafson
Blk., James St., Winnipeg, Man.
Executive  Officers of Congress,  1908-
President, Alphonse Verville, M.P.���
2026 Sangulnet Street, Montreal, P. Q.
Vice-president,  James  Simpson 349
Brunswick Ave., Toronto, Ont.
Secretary-treasurer, P. M.
P.O. Box B15, Ottawa, Ont.
Executive Committee for the Province
of Ontario.
J. H. Barnett, vice-president���19
Rolyet St., Toronto, Ont.
Eugene Cadleux���387 King Edward
Ave., Ottawa, Ont.
W. J. Bancroft���132 Arthur St., Toronto, Ont.
C. C. Hahn���160 Benton St., Berlin,
Executive Committee for the Province
of British Columbia.
R. P. Pettipiece, vice-president���
2138 Westminster Ave., Vancouver,
B. C.
Christian Slvertz���Box 302, Victoria,
B. C.
R. A. Stoney���Columbian Omet>.
New Westminster, B. C.
Wm. H. Gibson���2646 Douglas St.,
Victoria, B. C.
Executive Committee for the Province
of Quebec.
Gustave Francq, vice-president���165
Bleury St., Montreal, Que.
Louis Beuloln���Labor Temple, St.
Dominique St., Montreal, Que.
O. Proulx���326 Letourneau St., Montreal, Que.
Thomas Fisher���359 Dorion St., East
End, Montreal, Que.
Executive Committee for the Province
of Alberta.
F. H. Sherman, vice-president���Box
145, Tabor, Alta.
Geo. Howell���Box 1221, Calgary,
John Harrison���Box 1243, Calgary,
Tho.. E. James���Norwood, Edmon*
ton, Alta.
Executive Committee for the Province
of New Brunswick.
C. W. Bleakney, vice-president���Box
723, Moncton, N. B.
W. J. Neeve���Dulterln Terrace,
West, End, St. John, N. B.
F. O. Gardner���20 Caledonia St.,
Moncton, N. B.
M. J. Kelly���37 Water St., St. John,
N. B.
Executive Committee tor the Province
of Saskatchewan.
Hugh Peat, vice-president���Box 39,
Reglna, Sask.
James Somerville���Box 1100, Moose
Jaw, Sask.
T. M. Molloy���Box 39, Reglna, Sask.
Executive Committee for the Province
ot Nova Scotia.
John T. Joy, vice-president���47 Upper Water St., Halifax, N. S.
J. R. Martin���Box 396, Sydney, N. B.
G. W. Murray���Box 582, Truro, N. S.
C. W. Nelson���Box 492, Halifax,
N. S.
Suits or Overcoats $15
Made-to-order, made-to-flt, made-
to-measure, made-to-satlsfy. Union
men should wear Union Made
Clothe., If they want the best. Our
Clothe, sre right Our prices sre
right.   Leave your measure with us.
The HI* Union Tallnm
��� wens*. Aaarnxm
��� ��
588 Wasflng�� St
P. O. Box 1868
Telephone 1404
Pacific Coast Pipe Company, Ltd.,
Vancouver, 3. C
Manufacturer, of
Water Pipe
Systems of Water Works Installed for
Domestic Supply.     Power Development,
Irrigation Plans.
Estimates Furnished
A. local Industry using local m terlal and   employing   white   labor
���> exclusively.
Executive Committee for the Province
of Prince Edward Island.
Geo.  Carson, vice-president���Milton
Station, Charlottetown, P. E. I.
Provincial  executive  to  be  chosen
by the executive council.
Fraternal  Delegate  to the  American
Federation ot Labor.
P. M. Draper���112 Florence St., Ottawa, Ont.
Canadian   Workers   Have   Again
dorsed Their Slavery.
In former days the slave was compelled to labor for the benefit of other,
by virtue of brute force exerted by the
strong arm ot his master reinforced
by law, In these days the slave Is
called . free man, and Is compelled to
labor for the benefit ot other, by virtue ot his master's law enforced own*
ershlp of the tool, of production and
his own necessity to live.
Give to one man the right to own
and control the mean, of another's existence and he Is as truly that other's
master as though he stood over him
with whip and gun and hunted him
with bloodhounds If he attempted to
escape, although the other may be
called as free as his master. It is the
result of the exercise of the power of
man over man that constitutes the essence of slavery, not the manner ln
which the power may be exercised,
and the laborer of today Is as truly a
slave as was his prototype in ancient
and feudal times.
Capitalism is the latest, best and
most perfected form of mastership.
The capitalist has merely stepped
Into the shoes of the ancient slaveholder and feudal baron.���Eugene V.
Where Labor la Robbed.
Labor Is robbed where labor 1. employed, and, directly, nowhere else.
Labor Is robbed In the pay envelope,
and the hand that reaches the pay envelope to him, and no other, directly,
Is In his pocket.
Labor cannot be robbed ln the
prices It Is compelled to pay for th.
commodities which it consumes. For
the good and sufficient reason that th.
cost of living determine, wages. Wages
always hover about the cost of subsistence. If provisions and clothing
.re dear, wages must go up to meet
the Increased cost of living, since th.
laborer must live before he can work.
If the employer gets hi. profit., h.
must see to It somehow that hi. wag.
slave is In working condition, Just as
the farmer must see to It that hi.
horses must have hay and stabling If
he Is to have the benefit of their labor.
The cost ot hay Is of no particular
concern to the horses.
In an accommodated sense, labor
en be "robbed" in the quality of th.
goods consumed, by mean, of fraud
and adulteration but not in the price.
���Wage Slave.
"It ain't never no use puttln' up yer
umbrell' till it rains!"
Thirty Days.
Judge���Have you anything to offer
to the court before sentence Is passed?
Prisoner���No, Judge. I had .10, but
my lawyer took that.
It Is about time tor th. rank and file
of the unions to wake up and to realize that only when labor supports tho
same principles la politics that It does
In tho shop and factory will politic,
cease to dlsruut th. union..
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Patronlzino Our Advertizers Don't Fonjet to Mention ���wp?R!PJ!Ppp^
We cater particularly to your
Clothing and Furnishing
*9$i$hop dc
408  Westminster Ave.
St. Vincent, Minn., Oct. 11, 1908.
Editor Trades Unionist:
Keir Hardie, following the fashion
set by sundry British labor politicians,
globe-trotting at the expense of capitalist newspapers, has again delivered
himself of an anathema against the
Canadian   Socialist   movement.
It Is ln the control, he says, of "the
impossibilist element which has to be
downed everywhere."
If there Is any place on earth where
the lmposslblllsm so deprecated by
Hardie is "downed" it is in the " 'Appy
lsnd of Hengland" In the labor movement of which nation Hardie is one
of the foremost leaders, and inasmuch
as "a tree Is known by its fruits," we
would reasonably expect to see a forward harmonious movement as  a  re
sult of this downing;' that is, if we
were fools enough to be misled by
the labor, even trade union, Christian,
even free trade, even any old thing
but irapcsslbilist type of Socialist like
Hardie and his ilk.
1 am weekly In receipt of two old
country Socialist papers, "Forward"
and the London "Clarion," and there
is never an Issue but what is half full
of "scraps" between these harmonious
"compromisers" who are unlike the
Canadian Socialists, completely free
from "this dogmatic and blighting
creed of withering materialism." lu
the last issue of the London Clarion
keeping faith with capitalist Liberals
there Is the Labor party executive
in refusing to endorse Edward Hartley in Newcastle, who, mark you, is
as immune from the suspicion of being an impossibilist as Hardie himself. The reason for which action, as
alleged by the "Clarion" writer, is
that in double constituencies the Liberals and Socialist, even l>abor, etc.,
candidates have arranged to saw off.
Hartley, by running at the request
of the, local I. L. P., S. D. F., Clarion
scouts and the numerous other organizations that go to make up the highly harmonious labor movement that
Hardie thinks Canada needs so bad,
has seriously imperiled this holy alliance of alleged Socialist leaders and
Liberal capitalists; hence Hartley
must te downed, too. And this Is
tbe   working   out  of  "modern   Social-
Gordon Drysdale, Ltd.
Dry Goods, Millinery, Women's
^ Ready-to-wear and House furnishings.
The store^Hiose chief study is the correct
apparel for women.
This fall finds us better prepared in every
way to meet the requirements of our patrons,
with new and complete stocks of dependable
merchandise at reasonable prices.
We are ready to serve you and serve you
well. We solicit a share of your kind patronage and guarantee you the highest quality of merchandise for your money.
75 Granville St, Vancouver, B. C.
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Uses this label
And Union men will yet good Union Clothes and good
sertrice from him.   No other place
Christian ^Peterson
834 Pender St.
Opposite Orpheum
ism," which, Hardie says, Canadian
Socialists know nothing of! Here's
hoping they may long remain in ignorance of this Newcastle brand at
any rate.
What is this term "lmposslblllsm,
anyway,"that tails so glibly from the
lips of Hardie and his type?
Will any of those "active Socialists". Hardie refers to, who are repelled by this dreadful thing, kindly
explain? As one who has had this
epithet fired at him times without
number, and without���as is customary���any illuminating definition, I am
naturally curious to know. Reasoning It out by comparing a known "Impossibilist" with a gentleman known
not to be such, I have reached this
conclusion. An Impossibilist Is a Socialist who, knowing that In Socialism
alone lies the only hope of the workers, refuses to preach anything else
and refuses to stultify himself by saying so in one speech and saying some
thing very different ln another, and as
a consequence is disliked by "practical" labor men.
A non-impossibilist can do both of
these things and becomes very popular, a great labor leader, etc., etc.
An Impossibilist, knowing that reforms where they do tempt one section of the workers Invariably do so
at the expense of the others, says so;
and as a consequence gets further cas-
tlgatlon from the practical labor politician whose stock-in-trade is reform.
The Impossibilist is, however, reminded that there are reforms which,
if enforced, would make matters more
tolerable for the workers, but knowing the nature of the class ln control,
he won't work for these reforms nor
recommend them because If they were
put upon the statute book there would
he nothing *o them; hut the non-impossibilist belrig of a practical turn of
mind, spend, a quarter of a century
and untold energy ln getting an old-
age pension 'at an age when most
working people are dead, and an Unemployed Bill on the statute hook that
might as well be off for all the unemployed would know about lt��
The impossibilist, being a very unpractical fellow, foolishly reasons
thus: As the workers get their eyea
open to the working of the present
systom and the source of the strength
o. tho capitalist���the political power���
they proceed to arouse their fellows
to wrest the control of public power
out of their masters' hands. The more
revolutionary the attitude of the
workers ��.ae more sops are thrown to
them, just for instance as a man ln a
desert, pursued by wolves, often delays
pursuit by throwing his clothes to
save his skin. If the wolves are wise
they don't waste time chewing Indigestible rubbers���they press on for
the good meat. The non-impossibilist
dallies by tho wayside.
But     the     non-impossibilist     says,
'ihese  arguments  are  all  right,  but
you fellows don't get elected, and by
the goddess of place-hunting you spoil
our chances, too!" Aye, there's the
rub! Cet elected! Make Socialists If
you can, but get elected! Never mind
if you prolong the period; the fool
workers must stew and sweat and suffer chasing up the blind alleys of reform Into which you lead them. Never
mind If thereby you play Into the
hands of the astute capitalists. Yon
will reach the dizzy eminence of a
great la box leader; the masses will
demonstrate about you and enthuse
over you even If they go straight from
your meeting after listening to your
speech on reforms to vote the master
class the legal right to rule and rob
for another season.   Also If yon can
- -m
Forget to
the Trades Unionist.
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We cater particularly to your
Clothing and Furnishing
ffiishop dt
408   Westminster   Ave.
St. Vincent. Minn.. Oct. 11, 1908.
Editor Trades Unionist:
Keir Hardie,  following the  fashion
set by aundry British labor politicians,
globe-trotting at the expense of capitalist newspapers, has again delivered
himself of an anathema against ihe
Canadian   Socialist   movement.
It is in the control, he says, of "the
Impossibilist element which has to be
downed everywhere."
If there Is any place on earth where
the lmposslblllsm so deprecated by
Hardie Is "downed" It is in the " Appy
land of Hengland" in the labor movement of which nation Hardie is one
of the foremost leaders, and inasmuch
as "a tree Is known by its fruits," we
would reasonably expect to see a forward harmonious movement as a  re
sult of this downing; that is. If we
were fools enough to be misled by
the labor, even trade union. Christian,
even free trade, even any old thing
but impcssibilist type of Socialist like
Hardie and his ilk.
I am weekly In receipt of two old
country Socialist papers, "Forward''
and the London "Clarion," and there
is never an Issue but what Is half full
of "scraps'' between these harmonious
"compromisers" who are unlike the
Canadian Socialists, completely free
from "this dogmatic and blighting
creed of withering materialism." In
the last issue of the London Clarion
keeping faith with capitalist Liberals
there Is the Labor party executive
In refusing to endorse Edward Hartley in Newcastle, who, mark you. Is
as Immune from the suspicion of being an imjmssibilist as Hardie himself. The reason for which action, as
alleged by the "Clarion" writer, is
that in double constituencies the Liberals and Socialist, even I-abor, etc.,
candidates have arranged to saw off.
Hartley, by running at the request
of the local I. L. P.. S. D. F., Clarion
scouts and the numerous other organizations that go to make up the highly harmonious labor movement that
Hardie thinks Canada needs so bad,
has seriously imperiled this holy alliance of alleged Socialist leaders and
Liberal capitalists; hence Hartley
must te downed, too. And this Is
the   working   out   of  "modern   Social-
Gordon Drysdale, Ltd.
Dry Goods, Millinery, Women's
Ready-to-wear and House furnishings.
The store whose chief study is the correct
apparel for women.
This fall finds us better prepared in every
way to meet the requirements of our patrons,
with new and complete stocks of dependable
merchandise at reasonable prices.
We are ready to serve you and serve yon
well. We solicit a share of your kind patronage and guarantee you the highest quality of merchandise for your money.
575 Granville St, Vancouver, B. C.
ses this label
And Union men will yet good Union Clothes and good
service from him.   No other place
Christian ^Peterson
834 Pender St. Opposite Orpheum
ism," which, Hardie says, Canadian
Socialists know nothing of! Here's
hoping they may long remain ln ignorance of this Newcastle brand at
any rate.
What is this term "impossibilism,
anyway, that (alls so glibly from the
.. lips of Hardie and his type?
Will any of those "active Socialists". Hardie refers to, who are repelled by this dreadful thing, kindly
explain? As one who has had this
epLhet flred at him times without
number, and without���as Is customary���any Illuminating definition, I am
naturally curious to know. Reasoning it out by comparing a known "impossibilist" with a gentleman known
not to be such, I have reached this
conclusion. An impossibilist is a Socialist who, knowing that in Socialism
alone lies the only hope of the workers, refuses to preach anything else
and refuses to stultify himself by saying so In one speech and saying some
thing very different in another, and as
a consequence is disliked by "practical" labor men.
A non-impossibilist can do both of
these things and becomes very popular, a great labor leader, etc., etc.
An Impossibilist, knowing that reforms where they do tempt one section of the workers invariably Jo so
at the expense of the others, says so;
and as a consequence gets further cas-
tigation from the practical labor politician whose stock-in-trade is reform.
The impossibilist is, however, reminded that there are reforms which,
if enforced, would make matters more
tolerable for the workers, but knowing the nature of the class in control,
he won't work for these reforms nor
recommend them because If they were
put upon the statute book there would
be nothing *p them; but the non-impossibilist being of a practical turn of
mind, spends a quarter of a century
and untold energy ln getting an old-
age pension at an age when most
working people are dead, and an Unemployed Bill on the statute hook that
might as well he off for all the unemployed would know about tt.
The impossibilist, being a very unpractical fellow, foolishly reasons
thus: As the workers get their eyes
open to the working ot the present
system and the source of the strength
o. the capitalist���the political power���
they proceed to arouse their fellows
to wrest the control of public power
out of their masters' hands. The more
revolutionary the attitude of the
workers ..ir more sops are thrown to
them, just for instance as a man in a
desert, pursued by wolves, often delays
pursuit by throwing his clothes to
save his skin. If the wolves are wise
they don't waste time chewing indigestible rubbers���they press on for
the good meat. The non-impossibilist
dallies by the wayside.
But the non impossibilist says,
"ihese arguments are ail right, but
you fellows don't get elected, and by
the goddess of place-hunting you spoil
our chances, too!" Aye, there's the
rub! Get elected! Make Socialists if
you can, but get elected! Never mind
if you prolong the period; the fool
workers must stew and sweat and suffer chasing up the blind alleys of reform into which you lead them. Never
mind if thereby you play into the
hands of the astute capitalists. Ton
will reach the dizzy eminence of a
great labor leader; the masses will
demonstrate about you and enthuse
over you even If they go straight from
your meeting after listening to your
speech on reforms to vote the master
class the legal right to rule and rob
for another season.    Also if yon can
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write interesting copy wherein you
denounce the impossibilist Socialist
who Is foolish enough to be a Social-
1st and nothing else, the Dally Lyre
may also finance a trip around the
world for you. so you can help to
make ss big a mess of the labor movement abroad as you have succeeded ln
doing nt home to the great delight of
its middle-class readers. Of course,
tnis siting up of me impossibilist snd
tne wiseacre who is not so, is no
doubt one of the "crudities that Marx
and Engels so roundly trounced.".
Tin passing strange that Hardie
should refer to Marx and Engels as
authorities at all, seeing he has repudiated on more than one occasion
their main propositions ln which are
embodied the doctrine of the class
struggle and the materialist interprets-
The Bine Label is on the
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Havana hand-made C1 gars.
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ei^ar stores.   Mad�� by
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tion of history; but in a sense the reason is not far to seek. This class
straggle, when it reaches a certain
stage, plays the very devil with the
political ambitions of reformers, because It unites those wage workers
whose position in human society is
such that no reform of capitalism can
benefit them and who have Intelligence enough to see that the object
for which those workers unite Is not
to dicker about the price at which
they will sell themselves for given
periods when their masters need them
to work. They know that this price
is fixed by conditions outside of themselves and circumstances over which
they have no control. If the C. P. R.
machinists had listened more to tho
Socialist impossibilist and less to the
"get something now trade union reformer" they would not have made
such asses of themselves during the
last nine weeks. They would have
spent some of the money they lost in
wages to dispute with their masters
this fall their title of ownership to
that railway property that the working class created and alone give value
to. Methlnks If they had done that
and spent the same energy they squandered ln bucking an overstocked labor
market, in matching an empty stomach
against a bank vault, they would have
caused such a flutter amongst the dovecotes of capitalism that the capitalists
themselves would have set about reforming their system to the very limit,
and that whether they elected their
man or not. Incidentally they would
have Inspired other workers to follow suit, and, by the wsy, It Is not yet
too late. Never mind your compromising, place-hunting trade union leaders. If you knew ss much as an owl
you would refuse to vote for a man
who was a Socialist only when not
seeking office and was afraid to label
himself so when he was up for election. Wherever you see a Socialist
candidate this fall who Is "impossibilist" enough to make his campaign
on this issue alone, vis., the dispossession of the capitalist owners of our
national industries snd the vesting
of the title of ownership in the state,
with the elected representatives of
the workers who operate i nose Industries In control of that state, vote and
work for his election. Leave the compromisers at home. If he will compromise to get elected, he will sell
you out to stay elected.
In conclusion I would ask those who
read Hardie's anathema to re-read it
and note where his sympathies really
lie. Note the severity and contempt
with which he handles his brother Socialists, who, at the worst, are merely
using unwise methods of propaganda.
And in contrast, note his references
to the "delightful experience" he had
interviewing The wealthy man who
had worked his way up from poverty
to affluence," and who was so "sincere," although the "unconscious
humor" of his "noetic" declarations
made Hurdle smile, etc., etc. Go to.
>.�� Hardie.   Get beck to   ancient   St.
Padmore's Cigar Store
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Stephens and have a cup of tea with
King Ed and the rest of the "me, too"
Socialists. Canadian Socialism is much
too "modern" for you or any other
British labor leader to catch up with.
Though a lawyer Is denned as "a
learned .entleman who rescues your estate from your enemies and keeps It
for himself," this by no means detracts from his value as a candidate
for silly wage-plugs to support at election time.
Unemployment Is not an accidental
or Incidental feature of the capitalist
system. It Is an essential part of that
Bystem���one of Its Inevitable results
and one of the necessary conditions
to capitalist prosperity. Capitalism
cannot exist without throwing men
out of employment. And capitalists
could not prosper if the unemployed
should disappear from the field.
Under capitalist production the
workers, both rural and urban, are
slaves. The products of their labor
belong to the capitalists. All they
get out of the game, at the best, la
a miserable living. That is all a slave
is entitled to anyhow.
The newspaper plays ln the world of
ideas a part analogous to that of a
great ready-made clothing establishment in the world of material things.
Just as garments, boots and hats are
turned out ln tens of thousands of
uniformly repeated copies for the
nameless crowd, so the press Is an Industry for manufacturing opinions all
complete at the average measure of
the brains for which it works.���Rene
Gerard in "Hibbert Journal."
"The real causes of the trouble la
India are the hunger of the common
people and the hauteur of the foreign
ruler."���N. MacNlcol. in tha "Contemporary Review."
Keep up ihe agitation tor the union
shop card ln all barber shops. If the
union card is not displayed, go where
It can be found.
The Auckland Employers Association at Its recent convention passed a
resolution calling upon, the Liberal and
Tory parties to combine in order to
combat the rising tide of Socialism.
The resolution declared there was no
difference of principle between these
parties, and, therefore, no logical -reason why they should not combine.
This is a good sign and portent of the
day soon to come when these two old
political woodchucks will be driven
into the same hole. It will greatly
simplify matters ss the Socialist movement will have but one hole to plug
in order to put an end to their depre-
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���j Hard times  are  not without  their
compensation to the capitalist class.
A writer ln the New York "Times" of
October 14th advises the election of
Mr. Bryan on the ground that it would
prolong the Industrial depression and
that this would be a good thing for
the "respectable classes." Peihaps he
meant to be sarcastic; but "there's
many a true word spoken ln jest."
At any rate, the "Sun" on the same
day had an article in one of the pages
devoted to news of special interest to
business men, under the Interesting
title, "Panic and Impetus to Labor."
The article Is founded upon the annual report of W. W. Flnley, president
of the Southern Railway, and shows
that the company has profited largely
hy the presence of a vast army of the
or unemployed.    Largo numbers of employes were discharged, the wages of
. the remainder were reduced, and they
did not dare to resist the reduction because they knew there were plenty of
mn to take their places. What Is more,
- tho employes who were retained were
compelled to work harder and faster
than ever before, because the fear of
discharge kept every one of them
hustling to the limit of his powers to
please the boss. To use President
Haley's exact words: "There Is no
douht that more work and better work
tt obtained on the track and In the
shop for a dollar today than ln the
period of pressure of heavy business
and competitive demand for labor."
"Competition Is the life of trade"���
tor those who do not compete. It Is
the Interest of the capitalists to have
Thousands Wear
a one-sided competition maintained���
competition among workingmen for
permission to earn a living by their
labor���because It makes the working-
men drive themselves at their tasks,
makes them work harder and produce
more wealth for their employers ln return for less wages themselves.
For this reason, among others, a
periodic return of hard times Is welcomed by the great capitalists. It
wipes out the savings which a part of
the more fortunate workingmen have
been able to accumulate during the
preceding period of prosperity, and reduces them to the general level of
propertyless proletarians, men with
nothing but their dally wages to depend on to keep body and soul together. It enables the employers to
scale down wages, which forces down
the standard of living and, In the
course of a few yeras of depression,
accustoms the working people to poorer food, poorer clothing and poorer
housing than they have before enjoyed,
so that low wages become normal
among them. It makes It possible for
the employers to establish the open
shop and revoke the workers that
many of them leave their unions and
put themselves individually at the
mercy of the capitalists.
There is another reason why the
periodic return of hard times is good
for the great capitalists. It drives to
the wall a certain proportion of their
smaller competitors, sweeping their
little accumulations of capital Into the
coffers of the big magnates and casting the small business men themselves
down Into the ranks of the working
class to compete for jobs, and thus
minimize competition among the hirers of labor and sellers of goods at
the same time that it intensifies competition among the sellers of labor-
power and purchasers of products.
Yes, from every point of view, a
severe Industrial depression coming
every few years after a period of so-
called prosperity is positively beneficial to the large capitalists. It Increases their power over the productive forces of the nation and, while It
may somewhat reduce their profits for
a little while, It Increases their opportunity to concentrate future profits
in their own hands.
And the great capitalists will not
have to complain of the lack of periodic hard times so long as they succeed in keeping the masses of the
voters divided, fighting each other for
the privilege of putting the political
and judicial power Into the hands of
Republican supporters of capitalism or
Democratic, supporters of capitalism,
to keep uo the system which means
alternately good conditions and better conditions for the great capitalists
and alternately bad conditions and
worse conditions for the workers
themselves.���-New Tork Evening Call.
Every argument that Is now being
offered against free food for hungry
children was once advanced against
free education for Ignorant children.
Let me name a few of our great
Inventions snd what they are accomplishing, and you explain why the laboring man does not benefit by them:
One man and two boys do the work
of 1, 100 spinners.
One cotton printing machine and
one man do the work ot 1,500 men.
One horseshoe machine does the
work of 300 men.
A nail machine does the work of
1,200 men.
A modern sawmill takes the place of
800 men.
One man by machinery does the
work of 1,100 ln making pottery.
In loading and unloading ships hy
machinery ln Toledo, or any dock,
2,000 men are displaced.
Mr. Owens of Toledo Invented a
machine which it la claimed will do
the work of 50 men in making bottles.
A needle machine turns out 260
needles per minute.
Sheets of tin are fed into one end
of a machine and at the other end
complete tin cans are dropped out at
the rate of 38,000 per day. One child
can operate the machine.
A bread making.machine will mould
20,000 loaves per day.
Three men with machinery turn out
250 tons of steel billets in eight-hours.
These are but a few of the many
inventions, and about the same increase exists ln all branches of production.
These figures are taken from the
census reports and can be verified.
The late Mr. Gladstone tells us that,
by the aid of newly Invented machinery, our capacity to -manufacture Is
doubled every seven years. Do the
wages of the workers double every
seven years.
Now my dear reader, will you explain WHY It is thst with all this
marvelous machinery of production,
our wonderful means of distribution
our Increased knowledge ln the arts
and sciences, we sill have in this free
America, millions of people ln abject
poverty? It Is because there are not
only ln America, hut in all countries,
two classes ot people. ONE CLASS
that OWNS all the machinery, does
no work, snd yet receives all the good
things. The OTHER CLASS makes
all the machinery, does all the work,
and has nothing but a living. THE
rich who own all the tools and- other
means of production, upon which the
worker depends for a living, OWN
THE MAN. The man is finding that
out to-day.
���Men and Mules.
Factory inspectors that do not Inspect, and "fair" wage officers that
do not secure for the workers fslr
wages, seem to abound In plenty In
eastern Canada and the middle west
At Lethbridge, Canada, with a population of 4,000 there ere about 1,000
members of trades unions.
Our entire stock at reduced
prices. In order to enable a part"
ner, Mr. D. K. Book, to withdraw
from the firm, we must raise a
considerable amount of money
this month. To do so we hsve reduced prices on all lines.
See list of cut prices on Suits,
Overcoats, Underwear and
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'The electors should remember that
If they can be bought (with promises),
they also can be sold." ���Frank H.
How can man grow rich except on
the spoils of another8' labor? His
boasted prudence and economy, what
is It but the most skilful availing
himself of their necessities, most resolutely closing up his heart against
their cries to him for help?���Fronde.
Even the capitalist press Is now
compelled to acknowledge that the un*
employed problem looms up lsrger
than ever before and that conditions
during the coming winter will tax the
strength of the soup house and charity peddler to the limit.
It's one thing to secure labor legislation; it's another to have it enforced. This because labor has no
majorities In the houses of legislation.
What the workers of the world need
Is a UNIVERSAL Federation of
Labor. Nothing less can fulfil the destiny of labor.
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The extraordinary scenes of disorder in which Mr. Victor Grayson figured took place on Thursday and Friday.
At the close of questions on Thursday,
Mr. Grayson said, "I rise to move that
this House do immediately adjourn to
consider a matter of urgent public importance, namely, the question of unemployment."���The Speaker reminded
Mr. Grayson that his motion was out
of order.���Mr. Grayson: Under these
circumstances I feel that the crises of
unemployment is so great (people are
starving at this moment in the streets)
that we must ignore these rules.
(Loud laughter and cries of "Order.")
���The Speaker said he was afraid the
House was bound by the rules It had
Itself made.���Mr. Grayson: Then I
must personally refuse to be bound by
such rules. (Loud cries ot "Order,"
which were angrily renewed when the
honorable member declined to resume
his seat while tbe Speaker was standing.)���Mr. Orayson raised his voice
above the uproar which prevailed,
and shouted: "It Is all very well to
cry, 'Order,' you who are well fed.
id cries of "Sit down/') Mr.
declined to sit down, and con-
to discuss with the Sneaker the
ruling.���The Speaker: Order,
! have given the   honorable
member with, I think, every courtesy
���(loud cheers)���an explanation of the
circumstances which prevent him
raising the question at the present
moment. I have pointed out that another occasion may arise, and I suggest that he should wait until that day
arrives. (Cheers.)���Mr. Grayson: Yea.
but In the Intermediate period people
are starving. (There was great disorder, loud cries of "Order," and reiterated Injunctions to sit down proceeding from all quarters.)���Amidst uproar
the Speaker called upon Mr. Grayson
to withdraw.���Mr. Grayson: If you
send your machinery of force to remove me I am willing to withdraw.���
The Speaker: If the honorable member will not withdraw of his own accord, I must ask the sergeant-at-arms
to remove him. (Loud cheers.)���Mr.
Grayson: I am willing to leave, because I feel degraded���(uproar���I have
the unemployed mandate behind me.
They are asking for some urgent legislation, and have been goaded Into disorder. I absolutely refuse to be bullied Into silence.���Speaker: Ser-
geant-at-Arms, will you kindly remove
the honorable member?���Mr. Grayson:
I leave the House with pleasure.���
Turning to his fellow-Labor members,
Mr. Grayson said: Traitors to their
class, who refuse to stand by their
class. (Loud laughter.)���The sergeant-at-arms advanced towards Mr.
Grayson, who immediately left his
seat and proceeded to leave the House.
He halted at the bar, and, once again
facing the Sneaker and glancing down
both sides of the House, shouted: "I
leave this House with the greatest
pleasure."    (Loud  cries of "Order!")
"A House of Murderers."
Mr. Grayson again figured in an
egregrlous exhibition In the House on
Friday, when the committee stage of
the Licensing Bill was resumed. Immediately after the division on an
amendment Mr. Grayson rose and said
he wished to call attention to the fact
that there were thousands of people
dying ln the street whilst they were
trifling with this bill. (Loud cries of
"Order.") "Personally," retorted the
honorable member, "I refuse to give
order. I am only one In this House,
but I defy it to silence me."���The
chairman: Order! Order! ��� Mr.
Grayson: I will not give order. I
have a large mandate behind me and
I positively refuse to allow this House
to proceed a moment longer whilst I
am in it. (Uproar.) Shouting above
the din the honorable member accused
the House of callous Indifference, and
defiantly refused to give order. There
was then a repetition of tbe argument
in which Mr. Grayson had engaged the
previous day with the Speaker.���The
Chairman: The honorable member
has refused to obey my Instructions to
sit down, and I now ask him to withdraw from the House. (Cheers.)���
Mr. Orayson: I refuse to withdraw
voluntarily until the House has shown
some inclination to attend to this
urgent     question.���The     Chairman:
Then, Mr. Victor Orayson, I name yon
for disobeying the order of the Chair.
(Cheers.)���Mr. Grayson: Sir, you
cerinot> shame me. (Loud laughter.)
I Will obstruct the procedure of this
House/as long as it refuses to attend
to tbw question. (Great uproar.)���The
sitting was thereupon suspended, and
the Speaker sent for. Meanwhile a
scene of disorder prevailed, Mr. Grayson endeavoring to address tbe members, who shouted him down. Upon
the arrival of the Speaker the Prime
Minister moved that Mr. Grayson be
suspended.���The motion was promptly carried.���Mr. Grayson (slowly making hla way to the door): Well, sir,
I leave the House with pleasure.���
The Speaker: The honorable member
is not entitled to address the House
after he has been suspended.���Mr.
Grayson: I leave the House feeling
that I gain dignity by doing so.
(Laughter.) I hope other honorable
members will leave It, too. It is a
house of murderers. (Cries of "Oh,"
and "Order.")���The honorable member passed through the doors and left
the House.���l.ondon Paper.
On All Printed Matter.
Says   A.   B.   Thomas,   in   the   Cam-
rose Mail:
We have asserted  that the  Liberal
Government Is getting desperate, and
the Liberals say they are not. Now
we will prove that we ane right. If
the Liberal Government are not desperate, why then did the Hon. Mr
Frank Oliver write to Mr. Sherman,
the Socialist candidate in Calgary, to
the effect that he, Frank Oliver, would
see that Mr. Frank Sherman got a
senatorship if he would step out of
the contest in Calgary, and thus give
the Liberal nominee a better chance
to be elected. Now, these facts we
are stating, and Mr. Frank Oliver and
the Liberal party and their papers
can deny this all they like, and it is up
to us to prove the statement we make,
we are prepared to do this.   Our address is the same old stand.
And not only Is the Minister of the
Interior so wrought up and excited
and driven to desperate means to
counteract the great popular wsve
that Is sweeping over Canada, but Lo
and Behold! our old friend, Charlie
Cross, the attorney general for the
province of Alberta, he likewise writes
Mr. Frank Sherman, offering him anything if he will only step down and
out and leave the field so that their
pet nominee, Dr. Stewart, can have
some chance possibly of getting the
better over the present popular mem-
ber, M. 8. McCarthy.
But this is not all. Our dear old
friend from Medicine Hat, the Hon.
Mr. Flnlay, the Minister of Agriculture
who judges cattle, pigs and horses,
he who measures the size of agricultural products, and tests the pureness
of home-made butter, and home-grown
eggs, at the numerous country fairs
���this well paid servant of the people
takes pen in hand and writes on Government paper to the same Frank
Sherman, urging him with all the eloquence possible, and says he thinks
he sees the oven ing of a wondrous
career In the Government employ, If
he, Mr. Sherman, would only accept It.
But even this is not all. Would you
believe it. The premier of Alberta,
the Hon. M r. Rutherford, likewise
goes out of his way to urge Mr. Frank
Sherman to please consider the rash
step that he is taking and for the sake
of the Grand Old Liberal, which has
done so very much for the labor people and the Socialists. Kindly step
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Organizer Pettipiece's Report
to the Twenty-fourth Annual
Convention of the Trades and
Labor Congress ot Canada,
Held at Halifax.
To   the  officers  and   members  ot the
Trades    and     Labor    Congress    of
Gentlemen: In presenting my report of the year's work for the Congress, I feel It unnecessary to enter
Into details. This because I have kept
your executive committee fully Informed from time to time of my work;
and carried out their Instructions.
. .Cincinnati, Ohio, Oct. 7, '07.���While
here en route from International
Typographical Union headquarters at
Indianapolis to Ottawa I visited the
headquarters of the Internatlonl Union
of the United Brewery Workmen and
after placing the position of the Congress before the executive board, Secretary Kemper mailed a cheque for
$200 to Sec. P. M. Draper as a contribution to our organization fund. In
partial return for this I Initiated the
organization of a large Brewerymen's
(Unlon at Calgary; endeavored to start
the Edmonton Trades Council on the
same task there; ad have a small
branch organized in Vancouver which
will come out all right ln time.
Calgary, Alta., Nov. 14-15-16. '07.���
Attended as the Congress' fraternal
delegate, the annual convention of the
Canadian Society of Equity, a farm-
' era' organization. Initiated the passage of several resolutions endorsing
"demand for Union Label products.
Discovered that the farmers' representatives have very hazy notions as to
the work and mission of the Congress. Explained the function and
position of our national legislative
body and its desired relationship with
the working farmers' organizations.
What the ultimate results will be rests
largely  with  the  farmers  themselves.
Let 11bridge. Alta., Dec. 10-11-12.   07
���Attended annual convention of Dis-
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trlct 18, United Mine Workera of America. Pres. Sherman arranged for
my reception on the floor, where I
presented the alms and objects of the
Congress and asked the miners to
consider the question of affiliation.
With the splendid assistance of the
District officers and the keen grasp of
the Congress* Importance by the coal-
diggers' delegates, the convention unanimously concurred In a motion to
affiliate, the District Board to pay the
per capita en bloc. That the United
Mine Workers will not only be a financial factor ln the future of the Congress, but take steps to be represented
by delegates ln our annual conventions
now seems certain,
I returned from the Canadian
North-west In December. '07. During
the evenings of the winter months In
Vancouver I Initiated and attended
correspondence, and endeavored to
keep ln touch with the "live ones" In
the labor movement west of Port
New Westminster, B. C, Jan. 15, '08.
���At the Instance of R. A. Stoney of
the recently-organized Typographical
Union, a unionist who Is always ready
and willing to do things, I first assisted the seven vigorous trade organizations of the Royal City to form a
Trades Council, and as an evidence of
Its present and future usefulness, a
delegate to Halifax was one of Its
first demonstrations. It has a bunch
of good committees, and the work of
organization is being pushed ahead
with enthusiasm. We can look for
results  at  New  Westminster.
Victoria. B. C, July 14, '08.���Under
Instructions from executive I visited
the Capital City for the purpose of
creating more Congress sentiment
among unionists and urging the necessity of representation at the Halifax
convention, though it meant a return
trip across the continent. Thanks to
the efforts and co-operation of the
Trades and Labor Council, two delegates will be present at the '08 convention.
The receipt of instructions from Sec.
Draper to cover all the territory between Victoria and Port Arthur ln
five weeks' time In .he interests of the
Congress and organized labor was
somewhat of a jolt���when one realizes
the 'magnificent distances'���and as
the executive board applied the spurs
I must needs get "on the bit." Feeling that It was impossible to do thorough "organizing" work In the time
allotted I planned a schedule of mass
meetings, under the auspices of the
central bodies en route, and endeavored to make the work and mission of
the Congress known to the workers
throughout Western Canada. Owing
to the big C. P. R. strike having been
forced upon the allied mechanics but
a few days before I left Vancouver
(Aug. 13) the mind of all organized
labor was In a ferment and therefore
susceptible to agitation along correct
lines, a fact which materially assisted
in making all the meetings a success
from Labor's standpoint.
Revelstoke, B. C, Aug. 14, '08.���
Had a bumper meting, which resulted
In a renewed determination to revive
their Trades Council. Nearly all railroad  organizations  here.
Itossluml. B. C, Aug. 16, '08.���No
public meeting, but visited big W. F.
of M.'s union in session, and brought
about a better understanding between
the Congress and this militant band
of Labor's bravest champions.
Cranbrook, B. C, Aug. 18, '08.���Met
the C. P. R. strikers' executive and
tried to renew Interest In the re-or-
ganlzatlon of a Trades Council,
defunct.    Results uncertain.
Ferule. B. C, Aug. 19, '08.���The
town was ln ashes, but the district
officers of the United Min* Workers
were Working like beavers to .assist
their membership ln every way possible. Had it not been for the terrible fire at least two delegates from
Fernie. would have represented the
coal-diggers at Halifax. Though the
entire population was living in tents
and temporary shacks, the spirit of
unionism and optimism still predominated, and all hands were engaged
In building anew. Splendid assistance
was poured in by organized labor to
their unfortunate brothers; the International Typographical Union also
rising to the occasion by voting Its
Fernie local $500. As soon as the
town is rebuilt there is no question
but Its Trades Council will be revived, and heard from next year.
Michel, B. C, Aug. 19. '08.���Addressed a mass meeting of the unions
here thjs evening, and at least one
delegate will attend the convention.
Found a noble lot of men at work ln
Michel, a distinctive ' wage-earners'
town ln the middle of the mountain
Coleman, Alta., Aug. 20. '08.���Held
meeting here ln Miners' hall; poorly
advertised but fairly well attended.
Was promised a delegate. Coal miners' camp.
Lcthbridgc, Alta., Aug. 21. '08.���
Had a bumper meeting, bubbling over
with enthusiasm and will result in
better things for Labor. A strong
feeling prevails here in favor of Independent political action. Fine lot
of boys; willing to do the right thing,
but, like too many other towns, too
prone to wait for an "outsider" to do
the Job for them���Instead of wading
in and helping themselves.
Calgary, Alta., Aug. 22-23. '08.���
Addressed a crowded public meeting
on 22nd and also the regular Trades
Council meeting on 28rd. Interested
unionists���a live aggregation���ln the
Congress, and at least two delegates
will represent at Halifax. On Dec.
15, '07, a provincial convention was
held here, called by the Congress' Alberta executive, and after one day's
deliberation agreed to "accept the Socialist Party as our own." And In
conformity with this resolution political organization work throughout
Alberta was actively begun. Calgary
workers will have a candidate of their
own ln the coming federal elections.
The printers and other trades are
pushing an energetic label campaign. ���
The organization committee of the
central body is alive to its duty.
Edmonton, Alta., Aug. 25. '08.���
Though advised by wire from Edmon-
��� ton, at Calgary, that no delegates
would be sent to the Congress convention at Halifax���and therefore no
meeting had been arranged by the
Trades Council for me, I visited the
northern Capital City anyway. Arranged , a meeting, which could not
be termed a howling success. Like
the coon, Edmonton unionists had
assumed the role of "please go 'way
and let us sleep." But ln spite of unfavorable local conditions and apathy
on the part of organized labor I look
for something better during the coming year. An organizer should be kept
ln Edmonton and vicinity for at least
three months to do himself or the
movement justice.
Medicine Hat, Alta., Aug. 28, '08.���
Held a rattling good meeting here and
much Interest in Congress work was
manifested; but owing to the big
strike, in which most of component
parts of organized labor were involved, there will be no delegate.
Hope to organize typos, here next
Moose Jaw, Sask., Aug. 30, '08.���
Addressed an interested and representative number of unionists; and a
delegate was promised though local
,. preparations for a field Labor Day
celebration was demanding much attention. And the strike situation
somewhat crippled the central body
Reglna Sask., Sept. 1-2, '08.���A
mixing of dates somewhat militated
against better results ln Saskatchewan's Capital City; but had a good
meeting and a delegate seemed cer
tain. The function of our Congress
was at least better understood by Reglna unionists and hereafter we can
look upon them as an Integral part
of the International labor movement.
There are several good live workera
In Reglna���and the necessity of some
better defined line of political action
is recognized as necessary before
Labor can com* into its own. The
Labor Realm is doing good work for
the movement in the prairie West
Brandon, Man., Sept. 4. '08.���A
bumper meeting here and many misconceptions of the Congress' work
were put right. A Trades Council
that stays on the Job flourishes, but
it Is remarkable In one respect���there
are no Typographical delegates In It,
as yet. A strong feeling ln favor of
Independent political action prevails
and I look for something more concrete In the very near future. An
agitation for a labor paper and a
union print shop promises to become
a reality. Brandon Is making progress from Labor's viewpoint.
Winnipeg, Man.. Sept. 6-7-8-9-10,
'08.���Visited unions In session at
Labor Temple; participated In C. P.
R. strikers' big morning meetings; Interested the Streetrallwaymen's Union
sufficient to send a delegate, and did
all one could hope to do for the Congress In the time at my disposal. The
'Peg Trades Council will be represented at Halifax by three delegates. Industrial conditions were such that it
was well nigh impossible for unions
to finance their responsibilities and do
their duty to the Congress convention.
The Manitoba capital needs the services of an organizer for at least two
or three months a year. The Voice
is ably assisting us In our work and
deserves much more support than It
receives. Some plan to make it more
useful to organized labor throughout
all Canada should be devised and
carried out.
Fort William, Ont., Sept. 11, '08,���
Addressed a fine meeting here, arranged by the central body; also met
the C. P. R. strikers at their 10 o'clock
meeting. A delegate was provided
for. The possibilities for the development of a militant and solidified organized labor movement in this locality are A. 1. An organize!*���that
works at it���could assist to good advantage, If It were only possible. A
sincere desire for political action along
correct lines is also evident and only
needs  fostering.
Port Arthur, Ont., Sept. 12, '08.���
Good meeting here with results. Am
satisfied the Lake towns are to take
their place in making the Congress
what it should be. But, like Fort
William, the work of local central
bodies could be materially augmented
were the services of an organizer
available for a period of systematic
work. Here, too, the necessity of political action by the workers themselves,
is agitating the minds of unionists.
From the Lake towns I proceeded
to Halifax, via Toronto and Montreal,
as the delegate of the Vancouver
Trades and Labor Council.
I appreciate the efforts made by
members of central bodies en route to
make my mission a success; an endeavor to deserve it Is. the wish of
yours, R. P. PETTIPIECE.
The electors of Canada decided not
to change the name of the government. Perhaps they felt Instinctively
that a change ln name would not
change Its nature.
Demand This Label
On All Printed Matter
When Patronizing Our Advertizers Don't Forget to Mention the Trades Unionist.
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Officers, Committees, Delegates���Who They Are, When They Meet,
and Their Addresses.
*&-��� *
B7 *   '
Meets   1st and  3rd    Thursdays    In
Labor Hall at 8 p. m.
R. P. Pettipiece.2138 Westminster Av.
Phone 2507.
J. A. Aicken 346 Barnard
General Secretary.
Harry Cowan 880 Homer St.
A. R. Burns Labor Hall
H. Sellars 1790 Albert St.
(Phone B1965.)
8. Kernighan....820 Twelfth Ave. E.
Executive  Committee.
Above officers and W. W. Sayer, 847
Homer; P. W. Dowler, 2428 Scott; J.
Geo. W. Williams 541 Robson St.
Executive meets  evening   preceding Trades and Labor Council meeting ln Labor Hall, at 8 p. m.
Organization  Committee.
J. A. Aiken 346 Barnard
J. H. Ley 569 Hornby
R Craig 116 Georgia
Parliamentary  Committee.
P. W. Bowler 2848 Scott
W. 8ayer 847 Homer
E. C. Knight 1333 Keefer
F. Heays 1836 Triumph St.
Q. Payne 159 Lansdowne Ave.
A. j? enton 557 Grove Ave.
8. Thompson 346 Barnard
E. W. King 695 Cambie
J. H. Ley 669 Hornby
Meets second and fourth Thursdays in Labor Hall.
Bricklayers and Masons.
W. W. Sayer 687 Homer St.
C. Clayton 1286 Hornby
w. E. Gordon	
Geo. Rothney    911 Richards
J. Campbell  	
Brotherhood of Carpenters.
S. Kernighan . .820 Twelfth Ave. E.
P. W. Dowler -2428 Scott St.
R. J. McRae 242 Dufferln St. B.
J. W. Schurman 2830 Cornwall
G. W. Williams 541 Robson
Hy. Deris Waverley Hotel
Jas. Edwards. Agent Hotel Quinte
G. W. Cumnock Qulnto Hotel
H. Leyfleld. Glasgow Hotel
jL Mowatt ....... .*%��� Dnnlevy St.
'   . ��� ���
.   ���
C. E. Hewitt Grotto, Granville St.
Cuss. Lear     Atlantic
J. E. Cameron, Metropole Barber Shop
Geo. Debalt    ...���������
Builders'  Laborers.
H. Sellars 1790 Albert St.
G. Psyne 159 Lansdowne Ave.
(Phone A1214.)
John Sully 1885 Eighth Ave. W.
R. A. Stalker 976 Hastings E.
R. Forrest 309 Westminster Ave.
Street Railway Employees.
S. Thompson    346 Barnard
J   Briggs Builders'  Laborers
J. A. Aicken 346 Barnard St.
F. A. Hoover. .513 Westminster Ave.
G. Lenpesty 232 Lansdowne Ave.
No. 1 Branch Amalgamated Carpenters���Alternate Tuesday.
Alternate Tues-
Building Trades Alliance.
Structural   Iron  Workers.
A. Foote P.O. Box  1196
Stone Cutters.
J. Batoinan Epworth, P. O.
W.  Mills 648 Granville St.
R. P. Pettipiece. .2138 Westm'r. Ave.
��   8m,tn       A.  R. Burns Labor Hall
Duncunson 629 Westminster Av.
T. A.
Brewery Workers.
Bell 228, 9th Ave. E.
A. Blee Mainland Cigar Factory
R. Craig 116 Georgia St.
W. Jardine... .Mainland Cigar Factory
Civic Employees.
R. Morrison 320 Georgia
J. Clarke 1009 Burrard
E. W. King 695 Cambie
Cooks and Waiters.
H.  Harder .150 Hastings  .St
C. Davis 150 Hastings E.
A. J. Arnason 150 Hastings E.
J. H. Perkins 150 Hastings E.
H. J. Forshee 150 Hastings E.
Commercial Telegraphers.
H. Phillips P.O. Box 432
J. W. Shields      J-  Percy
J. C. Wilton Evans & Hastings
H. Cowan 880 Homer St.
H. Neelands Q03 Thurlow St.
J. H. Ley. 569 Hornby
F. Perry  	
A. Paterson         Leather Workers���First Thursday.
Electric     Picture     Operators-
Tuesday morning.
Quarrymen���First Wednesday.
Barbers���First and third Wednesday.
Bricklayers and Masons���First and
Third Wednesdays.
Plasterers���First and Third Wednesday.
Stereotypers���Second Wednesday.
Lathers���Second   and   Fourth   Wednesday.
United Bro. Carpenters���Second and
fourtto Wednesday.
Electrical Wire Workera���No. 2t3
meets 2nd. and 4th. Tuesdays. No.
621 meets 2nd. and 4th. Wednesdays.
W. A. Mclnnls 790 Oranvlhe
Garment Workers.
Mrs. Walker..W.J. McMaster & Son
Nicholson   ....Scotland  Woolen  Mills
T. Hanafln    326 Hastings E.
B. Watts   	
J. Outhett    250 1-2  Barnard
Frank Heays 1836 Triumph St.
Angus Fraser 1157 Howe St.
Theatrical   Stage   Employees.
A. N. Harrington  401 Harris St.
Electrical Wire Workers.
E. C. Knight 1333 Keefer St.
M. Harger  Hotel Delmonlco
Geo. Jenkins  Epworth P O.
Electric  Picture Operators.
Trades and Labor Council���First and
third Thursday.
Pile Drlvers-MM-Flrst and third Thursday.
Garment Workers���Second Thursday.
Cigar Workers���Second Thursday.
Laundry    Workers ��� Second    and
Fourth  Thursdays.
Tailors���Fourth Thursday.
Parliamentary Committee ��� Second
and fourth Thursdays.
Bridge and Structural Iron Workers
���First and third Fridays.
Pressmen���First Friday.
Civic Employees���Second and fourth
Pattern Makers���Third Friday.
A   Bard Granite  Cutters���Third Friday.
Iron Moulders���Fourth Friday.
Iron Moulders.
Letter Carriers���Second Saturday.
Bakers���Second and   fourth   Saturdays.
John Base.
t   HlldehraBrt Bartenders���First Sunday afternoon
and third Sunday evening.
Commercial Telegraphers ��� Second
Sunday morning.
Theatrical Stage Employees���Second
Sunday afternoon.
Typographical���Last Sunday.
M. B. Curtis 891 Princess St.
Leather Workers.
W. G. Ward 209 Prior
Laundry Workers.
W. Roberts Cascade Laundry
J. 8cott Pioneer Laundry
Mrs. Powell Pioneer Laundry
J .H. McVety . .1744 Ninth Ave. W.
S. W. C. Coen 848 Seymour
G. Matteson 832 Helmcken St.
A. Fenton 557 Grove St
A. Beasley 564 Sixth Ave. E.
T. Turner	
Printing Pressmen.
G. Johnson	
I. McWhlnnle 628 Princess St
A. H. Cleary   80$ Drake
Boilermakers���First and third Monday.
Bro. Railway Carmen���First and
third Monday.
Sheet Metal Workers���First and
third Monday.
Allied Printing Trades-Council���Second Monday.
Blacksmiths ��� Second and fourth
Machinists���Second and fourth Monday.
Stonecutters     (Soft) ��� Second     and
fourth Tuesday.
Bookbinders��� First Tuesday.
Federal Union No. 23���-Third Tuesday.
Maintenance of Waymen ��� Third
Don't Forget to Mention the Trades Unionist.
Painters���Plumbers' Hall, 313 Cambie St. Every Tuesday.
Plumbers���313 Cambie St. Every
Cooks, Walters and Waitresses���150
Hastings St. E. Every Friday.
Street Railway Employees���Odd Fellows' Hall, Second and Fourth Wednesdays.
Musicians���Corner Robson and Granville, Second Sunday.
No. 2 Branch Amalgamated Car*
penters���Meets alternate Mondays
at 652 Granville.
No. 3 Branch Amalgamated Carpenters���Meets alternate Mondays
at corner of Seventh avenue end
Granville St
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