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Vancouver* British Columbia, Saturday, January 19, 1907
sas*Bris«»s mee
The Sodafats Take up the Kaiser's Defi and Wl Wage
Vigorous Campaign for Increased Representation in the
Reichstag With Excdent Prospects of Success. *
it at Uw hands of the people. Foremost among these sufferers will bs
ins Center.
Its belated protest againat the
government will not atone for its
furtuor support of this adventuresome colonial policy which coat us
thousands of lives.
lt will be called    to account for
tbe Socialists    will make enormous
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It is worth noting that in France
and Germany, ths Socialists, aa a
result of political circumstances, occupy opposite positions. In France
they stand with ths Government and
against the Clericals, while ln Ger-
manv the probabilities are that they
will find themselves ranged with the
Clericals snd against the Government.
Tbe "North Oerman Gazette" declares that "at present the feeling
amongst an immense section of the
electors Is so radical, almost revolutionary, as to make lt practically
certain that the now Beichstag will
show a large, perhaps an overwhelming increase In tbe Socialist aad
other opposition groups."
What wc sre viewing is a veritable "rushing down" of the old order of things, while the elements
that are to form the new are coming to the surface on every hand. It
ia a panorama of moving pictures
well worth watching, this race of
the nations toward social revolution.
         It is not an agreeable spectacle for
tolerating    the colonial horrors   so ] those who   prophesied   the    eternal
far,   Ilut most of sll it will be held .duration of the existing order,  but
to those who know that the day of
the proletariat drnweth nigh, these
rapidly succeeding phenomena are a
portent at once significant and reassuring In the highest degree.—
Berlin,  Dec.   26.—All  Germany,
menu,  is aroused  by  the manifesto
of lhu -ocial Democrats.  It calls the
aurklng   class     to     ths      slruggld
brought on by tbe Kaiser.
it has drawn class lines clearer
than ever before, and those who are
sot for ths working class must be
against it.
ine outing   election     ts lo see a
., i using  increase  in  the  Socialist ^^m^^^^^^^^mammmmm^^^^^____
rsrureesoUUoft, it indications are cor- I •**-» **•*-_■* to* lnt> part it had taken
reel,    lu any event,  the reactions!- *"■ bringing about the bread and mast
ies and royalists cannot much longer   tamme.     Tho  miserable,   treacherous
postpone the big wind that wiU be  "«•***■*-**-■ ot the Center at the time of
uu . voiulul iU>   in  Uie historisa of  the "hacusalon ol the anti-trade 01-
tfw luliire. ganixaUou  law   will  likewise  be  rs-
t_oa*L_rmmm i-uai i RVAai membered by U»e thousands ol prole-
MOUKUtH   LllAU.fc.NG_,. tormn*  when   tbey  go  to  the  polls
ii* luanifesto is ss follows: ,„ ^j^t another government.
Uw     nnp__.ii.l-    happened.    The     jjul strong as the resentment wUl
ii. ivlistag  has   been  dissolved,     ihe  bs  againat   the    Center,   it   wiU   bs
•Must   uf  Count   von   Buelow   which   „trimmer still  against  the Cor.serva-
•.,,*. Iteen in the eir for o*.er a weak  tiVW|  .j^    Nationalists.      Even ths
has Ix-cowe a reality. LiUsrals  bave  s   large list  ol  sins
This thrust was intended origin, ,i> jm^*   IuiMleeda  to  stone  for.     They,
..nly to scare tiie Outer and fore, it |too, have supported the government
lu grant thc colonial iktoutuU of ihe : m   iu  disgraceful   colonial   conduct.
crun.crit. 1'hcM!   aame    Llborsls   are even   now
lULLY'S  C0NCES81OKB MEANT   jaupporting  the    personal   regime   in
NOTHING its colonial policy againat the  will
Uul the Cooler persistently i-fuaed I*4J**S I****1**,
to  ,,m,«.ly   -nl,  ine** demands and i   These Liberals were the ones   who
n-_U*d upon the     reduction ol Uie S *-MlU*d lo '-^_*,* * colonial army by
m i* Southwest Alrica to -..WO |««»I<U'«*-  **nd   even  suggesting the
i.v  Ai.nl  1.  IUOO.     Before   the -compromise to the government.   And
..        , ...,_.     _     ■...-ri   h*_a_*aa
control of the collective affairs must
remain In the hands of a special governing class, but government by a
c'ass, however necessary or unavoidable It may be, at a certain stage of
social development, Is Incompatible
with that spirit of democracy which
is the animating principle of the socialist movement, and It Is, therefore,
only when progress of Industry has
reached the point where, under a lust
system of distribution of wealth, some
degree of leisure and refined ease may
be Insured to all, then, and then only
can the Ideal of socialism become ca.
liable of realisation." This point has
now been reached and that le why the
socialist movement is going forward
by leaps and bounds. The day. of Its
realisation Is at hand.
Virtue its own Reward," Pubic Ckarfcy Pays funeral Expenses, Single-Taxer "Prods the Scoffer," the Socialism
Grows In Spite of al Obstacles.
In the course of sn article In the Socialist Review by Frank Wlbansky,
the writer remarks that, "So long as
the entire time and energy of the
masses of the population must be absorbed In toll to provide the absolute
necessities    of     Individual   existence.
The "Typos" have expended something like six millions of dollars In
their fight for the eight-hour day, so
It Is claimed. There are still shout
4,000 men upon the benelflclary list,
so that something wtll yet be added to
this huge sum before the incident Is
closed. One labor Journal cites the
vuccess of the "Typos" ln this struggle
as an instance of the "better condl-
! tUita" that osn be secured lf the
workers wtll only put up the money
necessary to secure them. It seems,
however, that "better conditions"
come rather high under this method
of securing them. And even thei. the
results are none too permanent Hy
the time they have been enjoyed long
enough to recoup their cost tbe turn
of fortune's wheel in the Industrial
arena ls more than likely to put the
beneficiaries once more "up against
Virtus is its own  reward,"  has
been  accepted    by  many  people as
comfort enough lor a deed of self-
sacrifice.     But that  virtue ia sometimes rewarded in other ways than
merely self approval is attested  uj
a recent uayituuig at i'ort Art-ui,
Out.    A vessel which was gambling
with Uie  weatner prospects, and i_-
ciuentaliy witn tne lives of the crew,
ior the sake ot making a little more
prolit lor tne owners, in an aiiejufi.
to navigate JLake Superior at a time
of  tno year when it is most muoue
so  to  -ci,   was wrecked oil 'i'_turner
Cape  in a  territnc storm,    in foil
Arinur there is a staunco little iiife.
oust wuicn Is the property oi uuiwi
uf some    prominence      lucre,    w__m-
cniei  claim  to note  ia  tnat he  turn
iid'te considerable ol a fortune out
of   lai    government    contracts,   uncertain iiu doubt envious persons aa-
Oert  that  tne    luct   that he  is  tue \ym*ien that it was merely a protest
oil  Ibis because    s    smart business
'* I "O-
■oen by April  1,  luoti
iinal M ^^^^
made  coocesalon*  »..«.    .......      ..
uuca the troops to H.2i *o and it wss ' attain. .   - ..   .
.„..,,)   s__T    the  esocutive   would j     OI.D PAim** DISCREDITED
ote wu* taken the go.enuuont  •*■-  **e. _i»«»-»     -    „..._..
IsisaeliMIS  and  olU-iwt  to  ic-in*j,J» now **t the bead of colonial
lhat      the  executive   wi
i-tuul thi*..
Uul. contrary to alt expectations,
it stood' Arm in its first decision It
ilnrllnsd Uw demands of the govtrn-
tuoatj lor it saw in these "comes-
alottt" of the government uoUiing
.-■i,-re than a reiteration of ita lor-
n.-f ili-maiula in a tliflerent form.
Mine the chancellor, however, al
i ii>. opening ol the Reichstag declared
i 'nil the government will not submit to a negative vote by the ma-
.unity of the representative*, nothing
remained to be done hut to dissolve
'■'•e Reichstag.
The  resiling  of the imperial decree
the  dlssolu lion  created
|   These acts discredited Uw old par-
1 ties,   the  Center end even  the lib-
' erals, ln the eyes of the people, and
they   will  see  and  feel   ils effects at
Vui next, election.
For  thu  Social     Democratic party
,tho dissolution of the Reichstag   is
j the  signal  for un electoral  struggle
and victory.    It will lead a struggle
against   tbe   personal   regime  in  be-
| half of the rights of the people.
We  atruggle    against  large navies
'and so-called world politic*, against
; the colonial policy of the government
j which  is such  a drain  upon  the  finance  ot  the    country,  against  the
staining    of    our     national    honor
Proletarian Army Gathering in fyery land Where the Hag
of Capital Floats as the Emblem of Human Rapacity
and the Enslavement and Degradation of Labor.
perception is that of a man whose
-yes are in tha hack of his Beau and
upslue down at that, aud any etiori.
to sued ugut ou his umieigiaiiuiiig
is met by ughtiy closed eye—us, ami
the solemn assurance tnat we are in
tne dark ourselves. Tbe task ul
__-__i_*j light ou a mina of turn, ue-
wuripuou uiig-t well baht* even more
competent teachers than ws care to
pose aa.
The Toronto Uiobe reports the figures of the vote in the late municipal elections in tnat city under tne
deadlines, ;*luu_-own Socialist .Pulls
u i_trge Vote for Mayor," as, Coats-
woriu, l_,o-0, 1-inuila i-uciaii-tj,
a,2ao; >ouie, l/aao. James Simpson
(socialist party nominee lor the
uoard ol education, was electou, polling hamj-4 votes, which was close
euuugu to the vote cast lor Lindaia
to warrant disbelief in toe assumption put  forward  by  tbe capitalist
nniiouncing   tbe  a^,u"°°  c3~'through colonial mlsdewls.
- iramewlous sensation inithe huuse.   wl/.VUBt      -,c  .gainst  the  exploite-
_t>ClAU_T_  hAffLAilltm.        \J_S*l_f'Jto  .gainst  unnec-i-
Th« s._ial  lfc.iiuicrnt.-i. ou the cou-, tion   oi   ine  l™] * . .
n.iry  taxes,  against  the  bread   and
meat extortions.
or mis actum turn •*•*- ■    vVe atruggle againat the anti-trade
not alratd of tho con- ! organization laws  which  aim at  the
r oulicv.    Thc Social 'destruction of the trade unions which
have  been  built up  with  so   much
We struggle for thc liberation of
the working people from the ruling
class. Wc struggle for the political
end social equality nf all classes.
We struggle for freedom and right.
The challenge was offered us. We
accept Joyfully and aro read- for the
struggle.--Chicago  Socialist.
The Social Democrats, on
inrf, greeted It with a stormy up-
The reasons lor this action are evlr
lieut.    We are    ^^^^^^^
■•.|ieiice» ol our policy.    The
l-i-mocratic Party wiU gladly pick up
Uw gauntlet  thrown by the government  and   the     entire    reactionary
I,;1 *"*•>'• .»
For  tho  government   and  for  the
, old psrUoa, the situation is  by no
means promising.   Not so for us.
lho government believed it neoes-
"nry to stake everything because it
sought to check the voice, tho rep-
roKcntelinn of tho iwoplo in pmlia-
ment. Aa over against the will of
the people It would set >ip a military dictatorship, a government by a
small but powerful clique. When the
Center, pllablo aa It always was,
Hinltlenly refused to grant the demands of ths government, demands
which threatened Ita own existence.
It was brutally shoved aside ^ss a
troubles-mo "side government. ■
Now. the government and tho faltn-
lul adherents ot Its policy stand st
« decisive turn in colonial points.
The government wishes to plnv the
role of n world power In colonial affairs; It wishes to create tho long
sought for colonial army. The defeats tn East Asia nre scarcely tot-
gotten and already a colonial army
is planned for South Africa.
This plan the executive could not
furnish unless it mount to set those,
who elected them against Itself.
The government on the other hnnd
• otild not surrender, for surrender at
this point would bo the tombstone
»f its goldon droarrr—the creation of
a colonial army. „.
Therefore this rash act. -Ihrre-
foro, this raah attempt to crush all
"Pposition to Ita 'colonial policy.
Tho people however, will not bo
waiting long with an answer.
This attack upon Ita representation
rights tn parliament will bo i-espnte-i
by thorn most bitterly. With their
votes thev will crush the personal
roRlme and all tho adventuresome
colonial projects. .
The groat masses of the people
whose rights havo boon dlsrogardwt
will avenge themselves. The-' **i-*
false a flary protest agntnst tho law
which In oblected to by workingmen
»t all parties, tho law which alms
tn hreak up all class conscious trade
organisations. , , ,,
But not alone tho government, out
«» the other parties will fare badly
History is being rapidly made these
days in all lands. Now one country,
now the other, takes some important step that for the time being attracts the attention of the world.
The temporary lull  in the Hussion
Revolution,  afforded  an  opportunity
to notice the   alarming    growth of
Socialism In Great Britain, and the
efforts nl the ruling classes there to
cope with the now policy of the British workers.   Then followed the culmination  ot  thc   fierce  struggle  between  Church  and  State  In Prance
in the transformation ol the Church
holdings into  public property.  Now
it    looks   as   If   France   ls   to  be
crowded  off    the    stage   by a new
claimant for public attention.    The
German Kaiser    has    dissolved the
Reichstag, and the results may not
unlikely  prove quite as startling, if
nor more so,  than the recent spectacles in other lands.
Refusal to appropriate funds for
carrying on a miserable, resuitless
and costly guerilla warfare against
the natives of the Gorman colonies
In Africa, determined the Kaiser to
this step.   -
It wns tho so-culled "Centre Tarty
"~~t a party completely
Influence and d(uninformed  in Rome,
that failed him
under clerical
cenUvKlven its solid support to the
«i„ Government,   f the «wjReteh^
Catholic ChUJh Jjyjjg kg
?_?_S wai "..France. At the
" __. tlm- i" !■ conceded that whe-
IheTtSsupPort 1. realised or not,
Wherever the flag of capitalism
floats, the army of the proletariat
is being gathered for Uie final on-
■daught that is 'to bring to an end
the brutal tyranny of exploitation
that has been inflicted upon the
working class ever since the dawn of
civilization. The economic pressure
brought to bear upon the "sons of
toll" by a highly developed, arrogant snd triumphant capitalism has
become so intolerable that millions
of them are being forced to a realization of the task in hand and are
enlisting in thc army of emancipation in response to Freedom's call.
In consequence ot the dissolution
of the Reichstag by the Kaiser, a
general election is on in Germany
for the latter part of the present
month. As will be seen from an article published elsewhere in this issue the Gorman Socialists are ready
(or tho fray with strong assurance of
craning out of it with an Increased
representation in the Imperial Parliament. In fact they confidently expect to enter the next house ss the
strongest party in it.
In Austria the workers, conscious
of the wrongs inflicted upon them by
the brutal ruling clans through its
control of government and consequent control ot industry, have
forced the government to concede to
them thc franchise in order that they
might bo equipped with legal means
to right thoir wrongs and eflect
their deliverance from class rule and
class exploitation.
In Russia the workers, crushed for
centuries beneath a load of tyranny
and oppression, unequalled ln the
world's history, are making a heroic
struggle to break thoir chains and
enable them to move onward and upward to a l-eiter, more wholesome
and more satisfactory existence. The
courage and unflinching persistency,
with which these valiant Russian
workers push forward ln their heroic
strugglo against - the almost over-, brutes,
whelming 6dds of ruling class fcro-' —"» —
citv and savage bloodthirstiness, affords one of the most striking illustrations ot the enthusiasm, devotion
and spirit'of sacrifice, which the love
of Liberty implants in tho human
breast. Fortunate for the race that
this enthusiasm and courage cannot
be quenched even hy seas ot blood.
In overy land under the sun the
movement for tho emancipation of
Labor from the rule of Capital proceeds apace. In every country lt
takes on the form of conquest by the
working class of the powers of government for tho purpose of converting thoso powers, which are now
used so mercilessly to hold thorn In
bondage, Into tho instruments whereby such a transformation may be effected ln the control ot Industry aa
will bring to an end the present system of wage-bondage and usher in
tho day of Freedom's reign.
In line with the workers of other
countries,  the proletariat  of British
Columbia, alive to tbe needs ol the
hour. Is taking its place in the forepart  of the class  war.     The record
already made is an enviable one. The
seating of two members in the "* Provincial   house,   at    the   first   regular
election at which tbe revolutionary
workiugmen of the province set up
candidates   was    in    itself a noteworthy  achievement.       The  valiant
stand taken in behalf of Labor by
these representatives in the sessions
of the house    succeeding    their election is a matter well known to the
workingmen of the Province-        No
further proof of their loyalty to the
interests of    the    class whom tbey
were elected    to   serve need be required than    the    volume ot insult,
ubuse and vilification    heaped upon
them by the press and politicians of
the ruling class.
And now the workers ol Britiab
Columbia are in the field to contest
for scats in thc Provincial House,
und this time with over 20 candidates. F.verj-thing points io victory
in a number ot ridings outside of
those formerly held, lt is practically certain that the working tlet-
representation in the next house will
be greatly increased over that in the
By all these signs and tokens is it
mado manifest that Labor is awakening and preparing to come into ita
heritage, lhe earth and all that is
on top of it and underneath it. Held
for centuries as chattels, serfs and
wage-slaves tho men o( Labor are at
laat responding to Freedom's call.
They aro arousing from the stupefaction of ages of slavery, and intelligently directing their efforts to
striking the fetters from their limbs.
With their victory tbe earth shall
cettse to be a theatre of class war,
and Industry an altar upon which
human beings arc sacrificed that a
sweet savor may arise into the nostrils of tyrants, rulers and other
The    pathway  of the race
brother-in-law oi the Liberal metU-er
in tbe IKimiuion Parliament for that
constituency Has a great deal to no
wita  his   obtaining   so   many   juicy
contracts,    lt is reported that at Uie
ei—ineui ri__ of the lives ol the menu tnis tug tbey  put out to the *_*•-
cue ol the crew ol the wrecked vessel,  and   whom alter  an exnausti..^
struggle with wind and waves,  they
succeeded in rescuing.    In order thut
tnis   brave  deed  might   be  suitably
recognized, the owner of the tug was
presented  with a diamond pin  'ior
so kindly permitting  his tug to go
to the rescue"   of   tne wrocked vessel.
Let no one try to detract from this
noble  action  by   pointing  out  that
the Owner was not on bo^rd the tug
at the time eeferred to.   Great auu
noble  deed!   Picture  if you can  the
heartburnings of that owner after-be
had given his sanction as he calculated the amount ol his risk and the
chances ol over seeing his poor dear
tug  again.    It  is  but  a  recent  example of how a certain class in human society have ever achieved tlieir
"honors"—by appropriating to themselves  credit due  others who  have
always been the real heroes whan the
necessities ol the hour demanded the
deeds of men.
o«ai-*>t -tayor Coatsworth's adnuu-
isiraiiou. Hut if tbe strength of the
-ociaiisL vote is to be recaoneu
only by that cast lor Pbillips
Thompson for the board ol education, who though defeated, received
_,4i8 votes, this iu itself is an encouraging sign that the persistent
worn of agitation and organization
is progressing as last as can be expected.
Same men ore but little removed
from the world of lower animals.
They have the cunning of a fox, the
disposition of a hyena and the maw
of a common vulture, says tbe Toronto Globe.
As the Globe is the mouthpiece and
apologist for that class in human society whose one aim and purpose is
to live in luxury and idleness at the
expense of tha unpaid labor of the
wage-slaves of capital, it ought to
know something of their personal
characteristics, but we cannot help
feeling that the Globe does an injustice to the meaning of the word,
when it refers to the conscienceless
sat of rogues who make up the capitalist class of Canada as "men."—
Proletary, in Winnipeg Voice..
There are many members of trade
and  labor unions  in  the city  who
will view with extreme disfavor the
action taken by the Trades and Labor Council in appropriating $50 as
a donation "to the Independent Labor  Party."   As  Socialists we are
pledged   "to support  by  vpice,  vote
and  all  other legitimate means the
ticket and the program of the  Socialist Party of Canada (and ita interna tional   affiliations)  only,"   and
il the  craft  organisations  to  which
many of our members belong are to
be  "worked" by any and every set
if   political   mugwumps,    and   their
funds   appropriated   to  lend  aid   to
political schemes to whose principles
we are opposed,  we can foresee the
stirring  up  of strife  and  bitterness
within  the ranks of  "organized  labor,"  which were better unprovoked
by those who so far have shown disregard  for any political convictions
within thc rnnks of organised labor
except thoir own.    However,  we aro
inclined to look upon the donation
in the light of a public charity, and
as there is a desire on our part not
to  be altogether disrespectful  to the
dead,  perhaps   we can    overlook it
this  time,  as tho money  may  serve
to relieve financial stringency in tho
family   and so allow  of decent  burial.    It  must be said,  though, that
wo would have esteemed the memory
of  tho  Independent   Labor  Party   of
Winnipeg a little more if it had retained enough of its "independency"
to pay for its own funeral.    Requie-
sc-iit in pace.    The poor child nover
did show much spirit.
will open out into an era of peace
and fraternity during which human-,
ity may raise itself above the level
of boasts and tho everyday intercourse among men, at least be marked with tho elements of common
Watch for the result of the German elections. Also for that of the
election in this province on February
2nd. In those results tho tread of
the oncoming proletariat will be
hoard in a manner to cause the ruling clas.*. of the world to -quake with
fear, and bring renewed hope and
Joy to the heart of the world's enslaved toilers.
Somcone signing themselves "Yours
for more understanding. Single Taxer," has a screed in the last issue of
The Voice which was given a prominent position under the caption,
"The Single Tux Again Prods the
Socialistic Scoffer af His Theory."
Just what, the meaning of that bit
of composition is wo must confess
some ignorence of, but no doubt it is
another sly prod whose signlfiCHtit-e
will dawn on us later. Really, it is
cruel to so unmercifully prod the
poor Socialists, particularly as their
sides are still sore from watching
the antics of certain individuals in
the late civic campaign, and wo fear
the evil efTects of too much hilarity
if we are to ho continually prodded
in this manner. Tho spectacle presented of poor Single Taxer groping
for   light,   may   api*eur   pathetic    to
1TAT i _b_h
DP     WITH    THE    BANNER  OF   so*--*- V*ople,  hut the peculiar struc-
LABO 111 tur* °* iho •"--*"**' '"uwr's economic
One of the bugbears used to frighten the unwary into a prejudiced
frame of mind against the Socialist
movement is that of confiscation.
While this might have its eliect upon
some one Who had property to lose
in case confiscation became the order of the day, it is not easy to understand why tbe practically propertyless wage-slave should be particularly disturbed by such a cry.
The size of the matter ia that the
Socialist is emphatically opp****-to
confiscation. He asserts, ua>l v.ith
truth, that the present n*.s-«m -A
property Is based upon Uie confiscation of wealth produced , fly tha
working elasa. Ita purpose being to
bring profit to the owners, it cannot arrive at this result without
confiscating the products of Labor.
Profit does not crow upon bushes,
nor vet does it fall down from heaven as manna is said to have fallen
upon the wandering Jews in the wilderness. It is measured in the material things of life that have boon
coined into the shape of commodities by the working people. They
can only come into the possession
of tho present masters of wealth by
having been confiscated from those
who produced them. That is the
process carried out from do*- to day
under the present industrial regime.
Remove from it the power of confiscation and this precious realm*
comes abruptly to an end.
When tho working class assumes
command of tndustn- in its own behalf the reign of confiscation ends.
Iiulustr-- will then lie carried on, not?
for the purpose of confiscation as at
present, but for thc solo purpose of
supplyin- the workerd with the material things requisite to their comfort and well-being.
The transformation of capitalist
prosperity in the means of wealth
production into the collective property of tho working class will not
be an act of confiscation, but one
that will bring to nn end the confiscations previously in vogue.
No worker noed be disturbed over
the accusation of confiscation hurled
at the advocates of Socialism. It
is but another exemplification of tho
old cry of "stop thief." to wmtbl-t __a____ wrooinriE, Btmfg   ckmfiimi
BATtm-tAY, JArfPAftY 19, W07i
lb V nun Quids
PubBahed ewer* Saturday ia tha
interests of th* wotkfai class alcoe
at the OOm of (ha Western Clarion,
Flack Block basement, 165 HsstL-.s
Street, Vancotrrer B. C.
Strictly hi Advance.
Yearly -subscription cards in   lots
of fl    or mors, 75 cent" ****•
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at the rate of one cent per copy per
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In making remittance by cheque,
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waa under caption, "A Few P.ain
Facta." and the World is "ths paper
that prints the facts." This has become so widely acknowledged around
Vancouver thet it has been incorporated into the ethics of rag-chewing
that when one disputant clinches his
argument by quoting from the
"World," his opponent must consider
himself vanquished.
The first of the "few plain facts"
set forth in this precious wail is as
"The McBride government has beefi
sustained in power for three and a
half years by the votes of three Socialist members.
has in mind. Before he can be expected to act intelligently in righting any wrongs that may be perpetrated upon him under the «ruise of
the payment of wages, he must understand exactly what occurs and
the reason for it.
In receiving his wages the workman is not paid for what be has
done. Instead he is merely paid the
agreed price for his power to lsbor
for a given length of time. This
need not, of necessity, nave anything to do with the amount of
wealth  he has been able to produce
Tbese_K5n"herdI_el'*l'r-nP  that   tinM"     !f  ho   doe8   m>t'
balance of power and, right or ihowever, keep pace in his acUvity
wrong, their votes were always cast J with the overage standard set in his
on the side of the government."       (particular line of work, he will quite
likelv   not.     lie  allowed  to  continue
Watch 1Mb label on wear pa.
per. If tMs number fa on it,
yoor shbscnpoou e spiffs the
nest "
Thia issue of the Western Clarion
will reach the readers at least two
daya late. This offlce has been
crowded with work for some time
past, and this has been emphasized
in consequence of that which has
come along as incidental to the present campaign. 35,000 extra copies of
No. 407 were ordered by the Provincial Executive Committee for distribution throughout the Provisnce.
While this order was being run Uie
electric motor driving the Clarion
press burned out. Being a direct-
current motor, and the installation
of this type of motor having been
some time since abandoned in this
city in favor of Uie alternating current type, it became necessary to in-
stal one of the latter in its place.
Thla necessitated the press remaining idle for two days.
Callous indeed is he who can remain unmoved in tho presence of distress. What human being can remain untouched when there falls upon hia ear a wail of anguish from
some suffering one, no matter
whether such suffering be mental or
physical? Who so bard-hearted, and
flinty of soul, as to successfully
smother Uie sympathy that is prone
to quicken in the human heart and
pour out as a healing balm upon Um
wounds of the racked and tortured
victim of ill-favored fortune? Who
so callous and indofferent to a cry
of agony, or a wail of distress, as to
pane by upon the other side and offer neither succor or solace? If such
there be in. this province his acquaintance Should be cut by Uie tender-hearted, and the sympathetic of
soul should void their "rheum upon
his beard."
There is a wail of distress coining
up from the political wilderness at
the present, time that is peculiarly
touching. It ia positively moving,
and ahould easily bring tears to the
eyes of a stoic, or sympathetic response from ths heart of a Scotch
Presbyterian church deacon. it
comes from the throats of that hungry bunch of political coyotes who
have barely survived the vicissitudes
of the last three, to them, lean
years. Within smelling distance ot
the pie-counter, their nostrils continually tantalized by the delicious
odors arising therefrom, and led on
by the hope of being able to seize it
at the next turn of the wheel, small j
wonder that they are thrown into a
cold aweat of agony at the certain
prospect ot now being shoved into
the background when they cannot
get even a smell. The delicious odor
arising unto their nostrils for tbe
three years haa so sharpened their
appetites that their present pros-
pacts induce an agony greater than
can be borne in silence, hence
their "yap-yap" of distress.
The local mouthpiece of this agonised bunch, the "World," perhaps
more votciforously voices their distress ths n any other daily dirty diatribe in tho province. In its issue
of Monday; Jan. 14, its wall was
particularly soufifut and maiding,
and beyond question it was genuine.
It came direct from the stomach of
the bunch. The stomach is said by
some to be the real seat of human
emotion, __Vl perchance the same la
true of political coyotes.
The wail in question was editorial,
therefore authoritative.    Besides it
As there were 42 members in the
lost house, 22 of whom were Conservatives, 17 laterals, 2 Socialists
and one Independent I-alior. it may
be readily discovered that the only
fact in the above is thnt it is a
downright falsehood. The combined
strength of Liberals, Socialists and
independent Labor would have been
but 20 votes. Onlv a-person whose
mental apparatus had been thrown
out of gear by a severe bellv-ache
could conjure up a balance of power
out of such circumstances.
After a series of belching and vomitings in the usual vein peculiar to
those who have no other argument
to offer, and which are. of course,
merely symptoms of stomach disorder, the veracious world throws a
fit over the alleged discovery that
the Socialists are bent upon hauling
down tho British flag and hoisting
the red flag in its place. If the Socialists are any less pronounced in
their loyalty to the British flag than
tlie "World" ls in loyalty to Um
"facts" it is a aad case indeed. Speaking of flags it might be well to remark that they are merely emblems
used to typify some sentiment or
principle. Thc color adopted for the
flag of International Socialism is
red. This. typifies Uie blood that
flows through the veins of all the
race. The red flag is therefore
merely the symbol of international-
ity, or, as the Christian would
put it, Uie Brotherhood of Man.
It ia not a trade mark for goods,
like the "Stars and Stripes," for instance. Owing to the state of their
feelings at present, the adoption of
a blue flag might be appropriate.lv
recommended to this B.C. bunch of
political outcasts.
The wind-up ot this wail of distress as far as the Socialists are
concerned, is as follows:
"The Socialists and Conservatives
are working together with a common purpose and are drawing generous sums from a common party
A more vulgar and deliberate
falsehood was never uttered even ny
a chicken thief trying to escape the
consequences of his depredations. Dire
indeed, must lie the straits to which
this destestable bunch Is reduced
wben compelled to resort to such
methods in order to give excuse for
their existence.
Fortunate, indeed, are thev who,
having a cause to defend, find themselves able to do so without going
outside of the facts. Not so, however, witb those who in defense of
a weak cause are ao lost to decency
as to resort to chicanery and falsehood to bolster it up. The former
may walk unabashed in the presence
of their fellows secure In possession
of their respect, confidence and esteem. The latter will sooner or
later be forced to take their places
in the category*: of unclean things
that arouse in the breast. of man
only feelings of disgust aud contempt.
Although In their agony these liberal shriekers aim the shafts of their
malice at the Socialist, that lmper-
turable Individual pursues the "even
tenor of his way" with unruffled demeanor. IDs heart is touched with
compassion at their sufferings. He
pauses for a moment to anount
their sores, bind up their bruises,
pour balm upon their wounds, and
point the way to life everlasting in
that oblivion where hungrily snarling political coyotes are forever at
rest. After this display of Christian
compassion, he gets busy In preparing to exercise like kindly office on
behalf ot the Conservative brand of
political sinners whose turn will
soon come to shriek with agony and
travel the same road.'
in employment.
The power to labor, or more *«rop-
crly speaking, labor-power, is merely
a commodity in the market. Like
.ill others It exchanges on tho average iti>tm the basts of the cost of its
production, measured in labor-time.
That is to say, if it requires, tor
instance, 4 hours of social labor-
time to produce the food, clothing,
shelter, etc. requisite to the maintenance of the laborer for one *'-
thc exchange value of his labor-
power for on© day, expressed in
money, will bc equivalent to the
price of that amount of food, clothing, etc., in the market. His labor-
power Is worth, as a commodity,
only aa much as the food, clothing,
etc., ncccssarv to reproduce it. It
will, upon thc average, sell for no
of labor-power offered is fully equal
more than this, provided the supply
to, or in excess of, the demand tor
If, therefore, the social labor-time
requisite to the production of a day's
labor-power be 4 hours, and a dav's
labor-power can be purchased with
ihe product of this 4 hours' labor,
tt stands to reason that the product
of an 8 hour work-dav is equivalent
to double the value of one day's
labor-power. In such a case Uie employer would derive twice as much
from the utilization of the day's
labor-power as he paid for it as a
commodity. The worker, instead of
being paid for what he did, received
only the exchange value of his labor-
power as a commodity, which
amounted to but one-half the sum hc
would have received had he been so
paid. As 4 hours* labor-time was
equivalent to thc production ot the
wealth expressed by his wages, it is
as plain as a pike-staff that, be
really worked the remainimr 4 hours
for nothing. Although the figures
used in the illustration are purely
arbitrary, it nevertheless remains a
fact that by such a process is Labor
skinned out of the wealth it produces, and the power, pomp and
magnificence of the capitalist class
builded from the proceeds. By this
simple process is effected the exploitation that has converted the world
into a Shambles on tbe one hand,
and a vulgar display, affluence and
coarse vulgarity upon the other.
The workingman gets his wages.
The horse' or mule gets his oats,
liny and stable. As the workman's
wages will, upon the average, obtain only what is in his case, equivalent to oats, hay and stable for
the mule, there is no valid reason
why they should not meet upon
terms o! equality and even belong to
the same social- set. The quadruped,
being more sure of his Job, and there,
fore of bis fodder, might he justified
in assuming a somewhat top-loft- air
of superiority which would be quite
in line with the theory of economic
Wages. The word does not seem
to rhyme with oats and ha** but
somehow every time we hear it uaed
it makes us think of horse-fodder.
There are numerous working people Inhabiting this vale of team who
are still laboring under the impression that the money paid them by
the boss Is remuneration for the service they have performed, or that
the worker ts paid for his work. Nothing could be farther from the
truth, ir he were paid for what he
did it is manifestly clear that ths
boss would make nothing out of the
tranaaetlon. As the boss dees make
a profit out of It, it ls equally clear
As far aa Vancouver la concerned
tbe present campaign is a most peculiar one. There seems to be little
excitement in the air over it. Few
public meetings are being held, and
so far as the old parties are con-
ccrned those that are held are none  RU'"*lled. w.,th    -J00*
caaion. One particularly noticeable
thing about these meetings is the Intense Interest manifested by the audiences. Theresa an entire absence
of noisy enthusiasm, but everybody
remains in the hull until the meeting
is through, evidently giving careful
consideration to the points made by
the apeakera ond the arguments advanced.
In the distribution of literature
about the city it hns heen noticed
that a gunoral disposition t» accept
it has lieen manifested that, is in itself a guurontee that it will lie read
and digested. This sort of thing
presages much trouble for the old
line politicians in rounding UP their
usuul support at the polls. When
the rank and file of tho voters get
into the habit of acquiring information on their own hook untl sot tie
down to an exercise of their own
reasoning faculties, the political
bunco-steetvrs of capital will find
themselves up against  it for fair.
There is something ominous in the
present aspect of affairs for our
friends, the enemy. A surprise party
for them is among the possibilities
of the near future.
All of which is a most peculiar
state of affairs.
Every workingman ln this province
who listens to Conservative or Liberal spellbinders during Uie present
campaign ahould take particular notice of thc care taken by tbem to
avoid discussion of tbe status of
Labor under the present system.
They will talk about everything else,
but not a word will be dropped to
tthow that they have any conception
of tho exploitation of the workers
under the rule of capital, or care
anything about it if they do. Their
every effort will be put forth to de-
ludo the workers into believing that
they are prosperous, comfortable,
and fortunate, in spile of the fact
that the majority ot thorn are living
a hand-to-mouth existence and their
tenure upon even that hanging by the
merest thread.
The men of labor should make note
of the fact that none ot the so-called
issues advanced by the political Jaw-
smiths of capital could under any
circumstances hnve any beneficial effect upon their wages or the conditions of their employment. These
are determined by circumstances entirely outside of capitalist politics
and there Is no logical reason why
the politicians of capital should attempt to alter those circumstances
or Interfere with them in nny manner whatever.
The status of thc working class,
the degree ot comfort it enjoys, and
the security of its hold upon tho
things necessary to Its sustenance
are determined by the unwritten
laws of capitalist production. When
the capitulist system was in its infancy, its instruments of industry
as yet somewhat primitive, and with
a world still to conquer, the economic pressure brought to bear upon
Uie wage-earner was comparatively
slight. He could to a large extent,
escape anything like extreme exploitation by striking out for himself
upon a piece of land, or as thc possessor of the simple tools of some
trade. As the development went on
this was rendered more and more
impossible until today he Is practically doomed to exploitation as a
wage-slave from the cradle to tbe
grave. Driven by thc thousands Into the market to sell their lubor-
power in order to live, the struggle
for employment becomes so fierce
among them as to inevitably reduce
their average- standard of comfort and
well-being to a lower and still lower
The more highly develojied and
powerful becomes the machinery of
production, the more hopeless becomes their condition because less of
them are required ln the process of
wealth production in order to keep
tho markets of the world fully
Those   who
too well attended
parently shot their wad locally with
the one meeting held nearly two
weeks ago. Since" that their campaign has lapsed into '"innocuous desuetude." The Conservatives expect
to told a City Hall meeting or two,
pending the election. Mo doubt
large chunks of wisdom will then be
distributed to the multitude.
The Socialists have held one meeting at the City Hall, at which the
various candidates of the Party
spoke. The house was packed, overy
seat being taken and a considerable
number standing. The regular Sunday night meetings in the Grand
Theatre are well attended, the house
being usually well filled In spite of
prevalent unfavorable weather. In
fact the Socialists in Vancouver are
alone capable of drawing large audiences of earnest and thinking   peo-
that something has occurred quits 	
different Irom that whieh ths worker!pis, no matter how frequent the oe-
Tho Liberals np-'r"™0* fl"d cm*1*,,y1,nent ln .nriuetry
both unwittingly and unwillingly, become the factor in the market that
continually tends to force tho wagee
down and thus reduce the average
standard of living to a still lower
No capitalist issue ever attempts
to cope with such s condition,
Every measure that it is possible for
capitalist politicians to further must
of necessity be formed to conserve
the Interests of capital. Theso interests can only be conserved by holding the workers in subjection to the
conditions created hy capitalist development.
The ideal conditions for capitalist
development are those of a labor-
market so completely gorged with
labor power aa to mako it imperative that the aollers accept the smallest pittance for their wares. Whenever such conditions do not prevail
In any given   locality  it is mani
festly the duty of a capitalist government to do what it can to bring
thom about, Capitalist politicians
are loyal to this duty. Au Instance
of this has recently been afforded bv
"•Huff-Captain Tatlow and Commissioner Coombs embracing each other
in tho name of .leans and suitable
i minima nts, to the end that ths
Hiiti*.h Columbia labor-market might
be a little better stocked up with
exploitable human wares.
No lessening of the exploitation of
labor cun be effected except through
un attack upon capitalist property.
That is another thing worth noUng.
Any relief from the economic pressure of the wage-market can only
come through a curtailing of the
power of capital to take Ita "pound
of flesh." To accomplish thla le to
deny the right of capital to exlat.
This implies the obtaining of control
of the state by tho w or'ling clam,
und the use of Its ureuofSKl powers
to make such denial effective.
It is also worth noting that the
workers of Brltlshh Columbia have
already made a good sturt towards
the obtaining of such control in their
own behalf. With three men in tbe
recent house, their wtirk was well
begun. With candidates now In the
field In half the ridings in tho province, they are energetically pushing
forward to an Increase of that num-
lier with excellent prospects it surprising even  themselves.
Tho Ume is within measurable distance when the workingmen of British Columbia will form the government of the province by virtue of
having attained a majority In the
house at Victoria. Tho result of the
pending election will prove the assertion.
That result will be well worth m t-
ing by the political acrobats of capital of either the IJtieral or Conservative brand of thc same thing. That
they will make a note of it Is l*o-
yond question. The satisfaction they
may be able to draw from it they
are  heartily  welcome  to.
With vast stores of coal locked up
In natur's storehouse while thousands of willing hands are available
to unlock the treasure and bring It
forth, the chattering of ie«tb am nig
tbe multitude In consequence ot a
shortage of fuel during th-t pt\**«i*iit
cold snap, arises ss a pean ot praise
to the eflk-lenry tif capitalist | ruefuo-
tion in providing for human in • d..
Hy all means let us protect and il«-
fi-ml it. Far better that we becusne
a race of chronically half front*,
teeth-chattering Idiots than to disturb tho "sacred rights" of property. _«-___,
The wise man voteth his ticket
straight. With him it ts a matter
of prinri-d* at stake and not one ol
the pen.,iii-,i'y of candidates. The
fool in his folly jumi*cth all over
the field in his eagerness to pick winners, just as though he waa playing
a horse race.
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From accounts that blow In from
points along his route it appears
that Alphabetical Mcinnes, one time
Governor of ths Yukon, is at present
about aa imposing a figure in tbe
political arena aa a rat's tall in a
quart cup.
Union Directory
WSSS They Meet; Wher* Thr,
gW-t-f-rr Lelwr Union In the p,o.ii„,  „
riwa to place a cam «•<.«- this h\*A   ,, ^ '■
_.,_lli      *., ■«l«,l,. ■ l., ■ U    »'•*• tn
sio-th.   ScuratarUa vtoaet sole
e_—  —
International Association of Bride.
and Structural Ironworkers i „? i
No. QJ, meets in Labor Mali '(,,!
and third Friday of the month ,
8 p. m. B. Jardin... Reconllt,.X,
rotary, Box 1196. Vancouver, _. <•
Phoenix Miners' Union, No. t
W. F. M. Meets every Saturday
evening st 7.30 o'clock in Minert'
hall. John Mclnnis, President,
Walter Morrison, Secretary.
 1 1*"-***! n SSlaass,
Sodalisl Directory
of Canada
Of  the  Socialist
ahould run a car 1
11.00 per month.
plaaas note.
British OolmaMa Provincial EUivutit*
Committee, Socialist Party ot r.o,.
ada. Masts every alternate Tun-
day. D. C. McKenzie. Secretary
Bos 9*6, Vancouver, B  C
Eseeatlve Cummiur.. s,,.
clallst Party of Canada, m-.-s
every alternate Tuesday, j, c,
Morgan, Secretary, b_ 1 it* mar.
Street. Vancouver, li. C.
Local Vaa_ou-.fr. Mo. I, 8. P. of tea-
ada. Business meetl-s* every
Monday evening at headqu-irttrt.
InglssMs Block. Ill Cambie Stmt,
(room 1. ascend floor). Edur*.
tkrnal meetings every Punday at 1
». m.. In ftulllven Hall Oordevi
amPhPhm Parry, Rocnrtr-y,
▼anesuvsr. B £
Local Toronto, 8. P. of C. -V.--.. ev.
cry Sunday 3 p. m. at Da. * IU 1,
corner Queen and Spa-ma Aver
uca. F. Dale, Secretin 41
Henry Street. Finnish linnch
meets Sunday night*, same hall
Jewish Branch, Sunday night*, at
18$ I-a Queen St. West.
Local Winnipeg. 8. P. of C, meet*
every Sunday, in Trader, Hall, n
a:jO p. m. J. Coxon, SecreUry, 3jb
Princess St., Winnipeg, Man
Local Nelson, 8. P. of C.-M--1. reset Friday evening at 8 -*.m, m
Miners' Union Hall, Nelson B. C
A. W. Harrod, Organize-
Ikies any sane man Im-Iii-m that a
system of property ran Ion*
that divides human Boctet) Into two
warring factions between wblcl ib«r*
is snever increasing ami Irn-ciwil*
sble antagonism of lntere_t*" Ik**
not the unceasing antagonist • ( interest between capital uml labor
presage an eventual upbt-aval "I".**
must shatter the eilstini* order '*'
property In the means of production
snd effect a complete transform*t loo
of social relations and the economic
aspect of things? If nut. •***•'« 1 do*
tt prr-sag-l* Think It ovei
worth while-
It      <»
Socialist Patty of Canada
Ws, the Socialist Patty of Canada, ia convention assembled, affirtn
our allegiance te and support of the priscipios snd progrsm of tin
revolutionary working class.
Labor produces all waalth, and to the producer* it should beloni
The present economic system ie baaed upon capitalist ownership "'
the means of production, consequently all the products of labor be
long to the capitalist elate. The capitalist is therefore master, t;„-
worker s slsvs.
80 long as ths capitalist olass remains ia possession of the reinn
of government all the power, of the state will be used to prot-. t sn.l
defend their property righto la the means ef waalth production and
their control of the product of labor.
The capitalist system gives te tke capitalist as ever .wellinn
stream of profits, and to the worker aa ever-increasing measure ol
misery and degradation.
The interest of ths working clsss lias ia the direction of setting
itself free from capitalist exploitation by ths sbollUon of the »«'."•
By-item, under which is cloaked the robbery of ths working-da*''- ■*'
the point of productleD. To aocempllsh thia necessitate* the tr«n*
formation of capitalist property in the mease of wsalth production
into collective or workins-cla«* property.
The irrepressible conflict ot interest between ths capitalist nnd
the worker is rapidly culminating tn a struggle for possession of the
power of go-ernment-the capitalist to hold, the worker to scure il
by Political action. This is the class struggle.
. Th*™0**' ht call upon all workers to organise under the tmnin-r
of the Socialist Party of Canada with the obje t of oonquerinK In*
public powers for the purpose of setting up snd enforcing •■•"
m**L***JL* P«-i*«m of the working class, as followst
1. The transformation, as rapidly as posslbls, of capitalwt I"*'1!'
eV* iB ***) means of wealth production (natural rssources, factories,
"lass*        0■d•■• •to') ,Bto *-••   «*Jls»ttvs   property of   the working-
J. Thorough and democratic organisation and management of in-
dustry by ths workers.
8. The establishment, aa speedily as possible, of production f»r uw-
Instead of production for profit
The Socialist Party, when in office, shall always and everywhere
until the present system Is abolished, moke the sn»wer to thi* n'""1
tlon Its guiding rule of conduct: Will this legislation advanr* the
interests of the working olass and aid the workers in their" vlsp
struggle agatnit capitalismf If It will the Socialist Psrty it for ■•■
it It rill not, the Socialist Party is absolutely opposed to it.
In accordance with this principle the Socialist Party l>l'"(-<"
Itself to conduct all public affairs placed tn Its hands in mich **
manner as te promote the interests of ths working olaM i--"""
m m
,. lrtaV, - Ajf-Afiv io, m
■ •• ...
*H» W-HttttH OLAJtlON.   VmCOtTVML,   BE1T1SH OOHJUgli-
Tbess columns havs been placed at
Ul„ disposal of ths Psrty. BecreUrles
of Locals ars requested to take ad-
vanugs of them in. at Intervals, reporting conditions In their respectlvs
localittee. Communications under this
hc*d should be sddrsssed to the Dominion er Provincial Secretaries. Local secretaries are further requested to
look to these columns for announcements from ths Executive Committees.
n> this means the business of Otc
Party wiU be facilitated and the Dominion and Provincial secretaries
relieved of a little Of the Increasing
burden ef correspondence
meeting   read
In order to afford   comrades
easy secesg to standard works
Socialism, the committee has decided
to lay in a stock of literature.    The
following are on hand and will   be
tent post-paid to   any   address   at
prices     quoted.     Two-cent sumps
will be accepted for sums not exceeding as cento:
The Origin of ths Family, (P.
lhe   Social   BevoluUoa (Karl
Kautsky) m ..... „' ,„_„-
lhe World's Revolutions (Ernest Untanaaan) ... ... ............
The Socialists,   who   thev am
sad what    they   stand for,
(John Spargo) f
The Evolution of Man (Bolsebs)
Modem    Socialism   (Chas. B.
Clsss   Struggles    ln    America
(A. M. Simons)  ,.
The  Communist    Manifesto,
Ksrl Mars   io cents).
Socialism, Utopian snd Sci- -,,
entitle. Marx  *■  •*-*---■ —
mm-      **
Regular business meeting January
Mth. Com. Pritchard in tbe chair
Minutes uf previous
and approved.
A. Hummel and Mr. und Mrs
admitted to membership.
Warrants authorized for the following sums:
J-**«*»t  , |8.60
Due Stamps   5.00
Coal    lo0
Literature Agent  15.80
Programme Commrtte- reported
that Comrade Randall of Seattle
would bo the speaker for next Sunday.
Campaign committee recommended
that regular headu.ua! t.-rs be closed
to all tiul officers of the Local and
g_ j memliers of the committee till after
election day, and that members of
the Tarty and friends lie requested
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lt la claimed the Pennsylvania
Railroad "gives" employment to 20,-
000 men. There ia overy reason to
believe It Is done cheerfully. Such
gencroNity ls commendable. It is
not without Its reward, however, as
tho "Lord loveth a cheerful giver."
This  Is  proven  by   "Pennsylvania"
Tho day is not tar distant in Brlt-
****** Columbia whon tho workors will
no longer tolerate the Bterootypwl
I'lildordash dished up by capitalist
politicians. Conservative and Lib-
oral audiences will then be small
••ut "select." They aro, ns a rule,
"mall enough now, for that matter.
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No system unless founded on the
principles ot economic cqusllty ot
opportunity and equal Justice for all
can endure. History proves this.
Tho civilisations of Egypt, Assyria,
Grt-cce, and Rome were based on
alave Ubor and wore destroyed by a
civilisation based on serfdom, which
was in turn succeeded by the civilisation of today, based on wage labor. Socialism, which will evolve
out ot the present civirfcation, ie
Imsed on economic truth. It ls
founded on those vital principles
without which no system, no clvillsa-
ilon. can permanently oxist tor thoy
nro based on tho shifting sands ot
clnss rule and privilege. Socialism
hy putting every ono on an economic
bv giving one and all equal
,liv,.sl  to  tho    moans   of  existence.
closs nnd ono class
which will
will  create  ono
alone, tho working class
include every member of Society, and
or once in the history of tho word
will a government exist thnt will
trtilv represent and legislate for tho
Soplo aa a whole. Today wo aro
govornod by «i class for 11 class.
Tho laws aro made, amended,
pendod,   Interpreted  and  enforced
he interests of a class, the property
owning, non-producing class, the
capitalist class. Today the aamo
class nominates thoso of thoir own
class who would best m*^___*_
interests in tho various legislative
bodies und tho vote of tho working
1,88 electa them.    When the work-
ni class begins to think tor themselves and orgunir.es under the banner of tho only true labor P^ tho
Socialist Party, and elect mombcrs
of thoir class to represent their interests, which lies in the abolishment of tho present system under
which they aro b*_ki_ robbed, .then
nntl only then will they got Justtos.
"Do you bear the workers toiling in the murky shaft of Pate?
Heavens! listen to the thunder of the sound
Of a million whispered curses; a million thoughts of Hate;
A molten stream of anger—underground.
Do you see the miner sweating, reeking naked to the loin,
Oh, you pious bible-thumping man of God?
Do you see his widow weeping by bis body, Man of Coin,
And bis starving children, homeless at your nod?
If tbe Game is worth the Candle
Tis't you who turns tbe handle;
Tis'nt you who mans the windlass.—Man of God!
Oh listen to the echo in the Stokehole and the Mine
Of a million anguished voices all a-wail.
By tbe railroad and tbe quarry,  or midst the bush and pine,
In the stockyard and tbe foundry and tbe gaol.
Do you bear the spirits stirring in the graves of shattered hopes,
Oh. you soulless, brass-encrusted Man of Pat?
Do you hear the clanging voices of the dead men in the stopes
And the whisper of tbe "Blackleg" and the "Rat"?
Ob, its dividends and hampers
To the music of the campers,
It is you Dame Fortune pampers—Man of Pat!
Do you bear the faint, far rustle in the tree tops on the peak?
(How the murmur gathers volume ss it nears)
Do you bear it, Man of Mammon? You're the cursed thing they seek,
Tis your victims—and tbe tempest is their jeers. *
Oh, just hearken to the bowling and tbe shrieking of tbe blast!
Hear tbe trump of Resurrection, Man of Cash!
For the one that once was Tyrant shall be serf in fetters fast,
And tbe broken slaves of years shall ply the bub.
Oh, its greed and niggard wages
Makes the coming gale that rages
Down tbe ghastly path of ages—Man of Cash!
Selected for the Western Clarion
"Take thc C. P. R. I grant you it
has been a benefit in many respects,
but there was nothing In the company's charter to benefit B. C. II,
incidentally, anything benefits B. C.
it is merely Incidentally- The C. P.
It. is run to give dividends to IU
shareholders, lt is idle to sav thst
it is doing anything in the interests
at 11. C. Don't you be carried away
by any such rot as that. No corporation is doing anything like
The above is an extract from a
speech delivered by Mr. Henderson,
one of the Liberal candidates, at a
meeting held on Saturday evening.
Jan. 12, in this city.
Capitalist politicians should be
more cautious in their utterances.
Such breuka us these nre only confirmatory of the Socialist assertion
that Capitalist industry is conducted
solely for the lienefit of the owners
t hereof As the working people who
operate tho industries are not the
owners, thev ure not entitled to any
benefit arising from their operation.
If they get anything out of such operation it is merolv Incidental thereto, and which cannot lie retained by
lhe owners without destroying the
main purpose in view.
To say  that  corporations tlo not
aim to benefit a province, or the
working people who dwell therein.
Is equivalent to asserting that the
shareholders in such concerns not
only perform no useful service to human society, but are a positive detriment to its well-being to the extent of the revenue they draw from
the ojn-i_tii.il of industry. And that
is thc contention of the Socialist.
Industry ought to be carried on (or
tbe the purpose of supplying the
wants of those who do the work. To
do so would make it necessary for
the workers to take from the capitalists their present ownership and
control of industry, and thus bring
the present profit system to on end.
If capitalist politicians do not exercise duo caution in refraining from
blurting out the truth in regard to
the aims and objects of corporations
and similar piratical combinations,
the workers arc liable to become
awakened to the necessity of doing
the job.
Wisdom is said to sometimes come
from the mouths of "babes and sucklings." It seems that on occasional
chunk is dropped from the lips of
politicians, though perhaps inadvertently. Greater caution should be
used lest irreparable damage be done
to this most glorious system ot
skinning Labor for the profit ol
Socialist Party Candidates
Provincial Election Feb. 2,1907.
Grand Forks,
Jas. Cartwright
Geo. Richards.
W. H. Moore-
John Mcinnes.
Edgar W. Dynes.
W. J. Ledingham.
J. H. Hawthornthwaite.
Frank Phillips.
Parker Williams.
J. W. S. Logie.
W. W. Lefeaux.
C. Kitoy.
Archie F. Berry.
Geo. E. Winkler.
Wm. Davidson.
J. E. Dubberly.
E. T. Kingsley.
J. H. McVety.
R. P. Pettipiece.
A. R. Stebbings.
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■QUE* BEA-ina
on Pal rats
Pueiu tmstm tbrouts Mann A CoTt,
mat* emu*. wHfcoatatasja, la the
Sckitlfk JfoericaiL
A haa-mpmt ttlsatialsd mtekty. Is—mtWr.
aWles o( sst seMntlSe totarmL Tarns. *t a
Mar;foarasontke,tL BoM brail nsvatfealers.
after sixty days we Intend to apply
for a special license to cut and carry
away timber on the following described lands tn Rupert District:
1. Commencing at a post about
two miles ln a Southerly direction
from the head of Atluck lake, marked
"Imperial Timber tt Trading Company's" S W. corner post, thence N.
160 chains, thence E. 40 chaina, thence
8. ISO chains, thence W. 40 chains to
point of  commencement.
2. Commencing at the same point
as No. 1 marked the N. E. corner post,
thence S. 1(0 chains, thence W. 40
chains, thence N. ISO chains, thence E.
40 chains  to point  of commencement
3. Commencing at a post about two
and a halt miles South Westerly from
the bead of Atluck Lake marked the
S. W. corner post, thence E. MO chains,
thence N. 40 chains, thence W. ISO
chains, thence S. 40 chains to point of
4. Commencing at the same point
as No. 3 marked the N. W. corner
post, thence E. 80 chains, thence S.
80 chains, thence W. 80 chains, thence
N. 80 chains to point of commencement.
r>. Commencing at the same point
as No. 4 marked the N. E. corner post,
thence W. 160 chains, thence S. 40
chains, thence H 160 chains, thence
II. 40 chains to point of commencement.
6. Commencing at the same point
as No. 5 marked the S. E. corner post
thence W. 80 chains, thence *N. 80
chaina, thence E. 80 chains, thence
S. 80 chains to point of commencement
7. Commencing at a post about two
miles Westerly from the post on No.
6 marked the S W. corner post, thence
E 80 chains, thence N. 80 chains,
thence W. 80 chains, thence S. 80
chains to point of commencement
8. Commencing at the same point
as No. 7 marked the N. E. corner post
ihence S. 80 chains, thence W. 80
chains, thence N. 80 chains, tbence E.
80 chains to point of commencement
9. Commencing at a post about two
miles tn a Southerly direction from the
•post on No. ( marked the S. E. corner
post, thence N. 10 chains, thence W.
80 chains, thence S. 80 chains, thence
E. 80 chains to point of commencement
10. Commencing at the some point
as No. 9 marked the N. E corner post,
thence S 80 chains, thence W. 80
chaina, thence N. 80 chains, thence E.
80 chains to point of commencement
11. Commencing at the same point
as No. 10 marked the S. W. corner
post, thence E. 80 chains, thence N.
80 chains, thence W. 80 chains, thence
5. 80   chains   to   point   ot  commencement
15. Commencing at a post about
three mllea Westerly from the post
on No. 11 marked the S. W. corner
post, thence E. 1C0 chaina, thence S.
40 chains, thence W. 160 chains, thence
N. 40 chains to point ot commencement.
13. Commencing at the same point
as No. 12 marked the S. W. corner
post thence E 160 chains, thence N.
40 chains, thence W. 1(0 chains, thence
6. 40 chains to point of    commencement
14. Commencing at the same point
as No. 13 marked the N. E. corner
post, thence W. 1(0 chains, thence 8.
40 chains, thence E. 1(0 chains, thence
N. 40 chains to point of commencement.
16. Commencing at the same point
as No. 14 marked the S. E. corner post
thence W. 160 chains, thence N. 40
chains, thence E. 160 chains, thonce
& 40 chains to point of commencement.
16. Commencing about six miles
Westerly from Atluck Lake marked
N. E corner pOBt, thence S. 160
chains, thence W. 40 chains, thence N.
160 cliains, thence E. 40 chains to
point  of commencement.
17. Commencing at the same point
as No. 16 marked the & W. corner post
thence E. 160 chains, thence N. 40
chains, thence W. 160 chains, thence S
40  chains to point of commencement
18. Commencing at a post about
fwo and a half miles ln a Westerly
direction from Atluck Lake marked
•the S. E, corner post, thence N. 160
chains, thence W. 40 chains, thence 8.
160 chains, thence E. 40 chains to
point of commencement.
19. Commencing at a post about
one mile Easterly from No. 18, marked
She S. E. corner post, thence N. 160
chains. tr-«*nce W. 40 chains, thence S.
160 chains, thence E. 40 chains to point
uf commencement.
20. Commencing at the same point
as No. 19 marked the S. Wl corner
post, thence N. 160 chains, thence E
40 chains, thence 8. 160 chains, thonce
W. 40 chains to point of commencement.
Dated at Vancouver, B. C, December
•15th,   1906.
by buying that
reliable, honest,
high grade sewing machine,
National Sewing Machine Co,
after 60 days we Intend to apply for
a special licence to cut and carry away
timber on the following described
lands in Rupert District:
27. Commencing at a post about one
mile S. ot the S.W. corner of Section
15, Tp. 14, marked the N.W. corner
post, thence & 80 chains, thence E 84
chains, thence N. 80 chains, thence W.
SO chains, to point of commencement
28. Commencing at the same point
as No. 27. marked the N.E. corner
post, thence 8. 80 chains, thence W. 80
chains, thence N. 60 chains, thence E.
10 chains, to point of commencement
29. Commencing at a point about
two miles S of the S.W. corner of
Section 20, marked the N.W. corner
post, thence S 160 chains, thence EL
40 chains, thence N. 160 chains, thence
W. 40 chains to point of commencement
30. Commencmlng at tho some
point aa No. 29 marked the N. W.
corner post, thence S. 160 chaina,
thence W. 40 chains, thence N. 160
chains, thence E. 40 chains lo point of
31. Commencing at a point near
the S. W. corner of Section 34, T'p 13,
marked the N.W. corner post, thenco
S. 160 chains, thence E. 40 chains,
thence N. 160 chains, thence W. 40
chains to point of commencement
32. Commencing at the same point
as No. 31 marked the N. E. corner
post, thence S. 160 chains, tbence W.
40 chains, thence N. 160 chains, thence
E. 40 chains to point of commencement.
33. Commencing at the same point
as ln No. 32 marked the S. W. corner
post thence N. 160 chains, thence E.
40 chains, thence S 160 chains, thence
W. 40 chains to point of commencement.
34. Commencing at the same point
as ln No. 33 marked the 8. E. corner
post, thence N. 160 chains, thence W.
40 chains, thence S. 160 chains, thence
E. 40 chains to point of commencement
35. Commencing near the S.W. corner of Section 22 marked the & W.
corner post, thence N. 80 chains, thence
E 80 chains, thence S. 80 chains,
thence W. 80 chains to point of commencement
36. Commencing at the same point
as No. 35, marked the 8. E. corner
post, thence N. 1(0 chains, thence W.
40 chains, thence S. 1(0 chains, thence
E. 40 chains to point of commencement.
37. Commencing at a point about
one mile & of the 8. W. corner of
section 22 marked the 8. E. corner
post, thence W. 80 chains, thence N.
80 chains, thence E. 80 chains, thence
8. 80 chains to point ot commencement.
38. Commencing at the same point
as |h'o. 37 marked the N. W. corner
post, thence S. 160 chains, thence E 44
chains, thence N. 160 chains, tbence
W. 40 chains, to point of commencement
39. Commencing at the same point
as No. 38 marked the N. E corner
post, thence S. 160 chains, thence W.
40 chains, thence N. 1(0 chains, thence
E. 40 chains to point of commencement
40. Commencing at a point near
the 8. W. corner ot Section 21 marked the S. E corner post, thence N. »4
chains, thence W. 80 chains, thence a
80 chains, thence E. 80 chains to point
of commencement.
41. Commencing about one mile N.
from the N. W. corner of Section 17
marked the 8. E. corner post, thence
IU. 80 chains, thence W. 80 chslns,
thence 8. 80 chains, thence E 84 chains
to point ot commencement.
42. Commencing at a point about
one mile & of the 8. E. corner of Section 20 marked the & E. corner post.
thence W. 160 chains, thence N. 40
chains^ thence E. 160 chains, thence
S. 40 chains to point of commencement.
43. Commencing at a point about
two miles 8. of the 8. E. corner of
Section 19 marked the S. W. corner
post thence N. 80 chains, thence R 80
chains, thence W. 80 chains to point
of  commencement.
44. Commencing at the same point
as No. 43 marked the N. W. corner
post thence S. 160 chains, thence B.
40 chains, thence N. 160 chains, thence
W. 40 chains to point of commencement.
45. Commencing at a point about
two and a half miles S. of the 8. E.
corner of Set-lion 24 marked the N. B.
corner post, thence W. 1(0 chains,
thenco S. 40 chains, thence E. 160
chains, thence N. 40 chains to point
ot  commencement.
46. Commencing at a point near the
8. W. corner of Section 22 marked the
N W. corner post, thence 8. 80 chains,
thence K. 80 chains, thence N. 84
chains, thence W. 80 chain* to point
ot commencement
Dated at Vancouver, B. C, December
18th, 1906.
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TBI WKBTllK j__t_____   __________* BBIWSH OOLUHBU.
tstnrday, January
• Edited by R. P I»»rTIPIKO-!, to whom aU oorrespo_de_c« tor this dei>artnient sh-.old be addmsed.
Dripping With the Blood of Wage-
Slaves, Sacrificed on the Altar of
Profit, That a Master Class May
Rule and Revel in the Stolen Products of Labor.
According to a Sunday School
paper, "East ami West." the "school
flag raising" idea has been laughed
out of the House of Lords and out
of the education bill, in "dear ol'
The ultra-patriots in Canada's
slave-pens might moke a note of this
The fluttering of capital's flag but
confirms the right to rule and rob
It stands for profits for masters;
wages for slaves.
Tbe working class own no country,
though the world belongs to it whenever the demand is made.
The flag of capital, like the class
that keeps it unfurled, produces
nothing but bard work and trouble
for the dispossessed workers—not
even guaranteeing a decent living.
The miserable and dependent position of the workingcliiss, under the
present flag of every country in this
uncivilized world, is the same.
Only hypocracy, and a fool desire
to keep a good front, makes any
wage-earner deny that he is within
30 days of the poor house if his job
and credit were to run out.
It's about time the workers cut
out this patriotic balderdash, until
they get something to feel patriotic
What's in a flag,  anyway?
The outlook in British Columbia,
from a Socialist standpoint, is most
The workers everywhere are up and
The machinations, libels, misrepre-
ttentation and bsi-faced falsehoods of
tho capitalist daily "press—especially
the Literals, who resent being
squeezed out to make room for tho
Socialist Party—are nil factors tor
the success of the revolutionary Program.
The workers can no longer be cajoled and bamboozled by paid traitors within and from their ranks into
voting for the representatives of men
whom they are forced to strike
against every now and then.
The abuse heaped upon Coins.
Hawthornthwaite, Williams and Davidson by these same impudent
pimps of capital is but strengthenlngi
the workers' determination to stamp
out such slandering and take a hand
themselves at writing the law.
The record of the Socialist members of the House speaks for  itself.
The Socialist M's. P.* have the
confidence of the executive; ol the
Party, and of the workers of British
Their re-election on Feb. 2nd will
prove this to the hilt.
And as a guarantee of good faith
and good measure, another four or
five comrades will be sent to Victoria to join them in the good
It's simply  fine—this fight for our
own industrial freedom!
■   o *
Living Sacrifice «f Wage-Slaws
Offered Up to Capitalist Property
in Canada During One Month.
Industrial accidents occurring to
810 individual work people in Canada during the month of November.
1906, were reported to the Department of Labour. Of these 117 were
tatal and 19*1 resulted in serious injuries, ln addition, accidents to 25
workmen, of which 0 were fatal, wore
reported as having taken place prior
to the beginning ot thc month, information not having been received
hy the Department before November. The number of fatal accidents
reported in November. 1906, was 24
in excess of the previous month and
15 more than in November, 1905.
The non-fatal accidents numbered 9
less than in October, 1906, and 31
less than in Novemter. 1905.
Of 136 returns received during the
month giving the ages of the victims
of industrial accidents, 14 referred
to  persons  untter   21  years   of  ago,
16 to persons between 21 and 45,
and 2 to persons over 45; 104 persons were over 21 years of age, but
their exact ages were not specified.—
Labor Gazette  (Ottawa).
■'Political power, is merely tho organised power1 of one class for oppressing another.'* II the proletariat during its contest with the bourgeoisie is compelled, by the force oi
ciiciunstumvs, to organize itself as
n. class, if, bv moans of a re volution
tt makes Itself the ruling class, and,
as* such, sweeps nway by * force the
old conditions of production, thon it
will, along with those conditions,
have swept nwnv the conditions for
the existence of class antagonisms,
and of classes generally, and will
thereby have abolished itH own su-
promncv as a class.
ln place of tho old bourgeois society, with its classes and class antagonisms, we shall have an association., in which the free development
of each is the condition for tho free
development of all. — Communist
Send •News and Views" full report** of your nominations nnd campaign work. And don't forget to
write or wire results of the vote on
the evening of February 2nd. This
because a detailed r.|»>rt is wanted
for thc Clarion issue of Fob. 9th.
which goes to press on tho 7th.
The immediate aim of tho Socialists is thu samo us that of alt the
other proletarian parties: formation
of the proletariat into a class, overthrow of the bourgeois supremacy,
conquest of political power by tho
Man's actions arc controlled by his
material  interests     or  what  he   believes them to be. i
For an "eight-hour dny"—vote the
Socialist ticket straight.
The last meeting of the lnterna-
iv.nul Socialist Bureau held on Nov-
i-m er 10th, 1906, perfected arrange-
aienis lor the coming International
-ougress to te held in Stuttgart,
The Congress will be opened on tbe
25th day of August, 1907, and will
last until August 31st, 1907.
The Bureau requests the representatives of all affiliated Socialist
parties to submit reports on the developments of the Socialist and Labor movements in their respective
countries since the date of the late
isterdum Congress.
These- reports will be properly compiled, aud published in German,
French and English.
The compilation will be a very important and instructive contribution
to the modern history of the International- Socialist Movement, and
will afford a comprehensive view of
the present strength and condition
of lhe movement the world over.
Tho reports are to be submitted on
or before Febrnary 15th, 1907.
Can the Socialist Purty of Canada
not furnish ils quota of information
after Feb. Snd?
"Commodities sell or exchange on
the average, for what it costs in
necessary social labor time to produce them." Labor power—a slave's
ability to work—is a commodity,
1 subject to the laws of the market.
The cost of keeping slaves has increased of late, hence here and there
a raise in wages. The unfortunate
devU, however, who gets no raise,
--■and bo's in the majority—is relatively worse off than ever. In short
there is no remedy or solution tor
the worker other than the abolition
of the wage-system and capital, and
the substitution of an economic program which will take man out of
the category of commodities. This
Socialism alone will do..
By "bourgeoisie," is meant the
class of modern capitalists, owners
of tbe means of social production
and employers of wage-labor.
By "proletariat," the slass of modern wage-laborers who, having no
means of product ion of their own,
are reduced to soiling their labor-
power in order to live.
JANUARY 22, 1907.
What a sordid conception of common decency the "Hon." D. W. Higgins, editor of thc Literal "Vancouver World," must possess. Unable to
combat the soundness of the Socialist position, and his party having
nothing ,lo present to the workers
but the lash of wage-servitude, he
stoops to the very dregs of the-social
cess-pool and cowardly accuses the
bravest band of men that ever drew
breath of accepting campaign funds
from the C. P. R. without one solitary word of substantiation.
In the south men are lynched for
robbing  women  of thoir  virtUik
What of"_ skunk who would rob
decent men of their honor?
- The Socialists will leave the answer to such insults with the workers themselves, who not only put up
every last cent of the Socialist
Party campaign fund voluntarily,
but both the other party funds indirectly as well.
Such base calumny may te a traditional trait in the reformer, but a
decent horse thief would fight fairer
than the author of his own destiny—
"The Passing of a Rac^"
o ■ ■■
London, Jan. 15.—Efforts made bv
reform societies in England td get a
law abolishing barmaids have disclosed the fact that 27,000 girls are
employed in barrooms in the United
Kingdom, at least 7500 in this city.
Most of them are under 25 years of
age and nbove 16. Salaries vary,
from $1.25 to $3.50 a week.—D_ilv
"I move that January 22, 1907,
be made tho day, by the National
Committee, on which the Socialist
Party Locals of the United States,
be requested to commemorate thc
massacre- of our Russian Comrades,
and thnt the same day te used to
make a unified protest against the
kidnapping of our Comrades, Moyer,
Haywood and Pettibone."—Fred.
Adult women in the hosiery mill-
in Pennsvlvania earn an average of
$1.50 per week; under the age of 16
the weekly wage is $2.82. The cost
of keeping a boy In the Huntingdon
(Pa.) Reformatory la $4.70 a week.
————o 1—
"Drugs are not a commercial commodity; thoy are a human necessity,"
says the New York Independent,
"and one need not be a Socialist to
wish for legislation that would put
a stop to gambling with drugs."
If this be true of drugs how much
more so should It be the case with
the every day necessaries of life?
Even capitalist papers Instinctively
feel that the future safety of the
race lies In the direction pointed
out by Socialists, else why tho admission above?
— o———-
All previous historical movements
were, movements of minorities, or ln
the Interest of minorities. The proletarian movement is the self-conscious independent movement of the
immense majority, in the interest of
the ir**me_sn majority. The proletariat, the lowest stratum of our
present society, cannot stir, cannot
raise itself up without tho whole superincumbent strata of official society being    sprung into the air.—
-  L. .       	
Schwartz, 17. S. National Committee I Communist Manifesto
Member of Pennsvlvania.
m        *	
The perpetual ors    of   the rule  of
capital have   torn    away from tbe
family its sentimental veil and reduced the bourgeoisie family relations to a mere money relation. The
workingman's family spends Its time
trying to make $2 do the mission of
•10 to keep body and soul1 together.
ff you like It vote jthe old party
tleket on Web. 8nd.
A plan is on foot which
is to amalgamate the United
Brotherhood of Carpenters and
Joiners and tho Amalgamate*
Wood Workers' International Union.
It will probably be two years before
the labor-power of both unions Will
the same brand.
Hitherto, every form of society has
teen based on the antagonism of oppressing and oppressed classes.
But In order to oppress a class,
certain conditions must be assured
to it under which it can, at least,
continue its lavish existence.
The serf, in the period of serfdom,
raised himself to membership in the
commune, just as the petty bourgeois, under the yoke ot feudal absolutism, managed to develop into a
The modern laborer, on the contrary, instead of rising with the progress of industry, ajnks deeper und
deeper below the conditions of existence of his own class.
He becomes a pauper, and pauperism develops more rapidly than population and wealth.
And here it becomes evident, that
the bourgeoisie is unfit any longer
to be the ruling class in society,
and to impose its conditions of existence upon society as an over-riding law.
It is unfit to rule, because it Is
Incompetent to assure an existence to
its slave within his slavery, because
it cannot help letting him sink into
such a state, that It has to feed
him, instead pf being fed by him.
Society can no longer live under
this bourgeoisie, in other words, its
existence is no longer compatible
with society.
The essential condition for the existence, and for the sway of the bourgeois class, Is the formation and
augmentation of capital; the condition for capital is wage-labor.
Wage-labor rests exclusively on
competition  between  the laborers.
The advance of industry, whose involuntary promoter is the bourgeoisie, replaces the Isolation of the
laborers,., due to competition, by
their involuntary combination, due
to association.
The development of modern industry, therefore, cuts from under its
feet the very foundation on which
the bourgeoisie produces and appropriates products.
What the bourgeoisie therefore produces, above all, are its own grave-
Its fall and the victory of the proletariat are equally Inevitable.—Communist Manifesto.
 o      .- ,. -
The Globe-Democrat says, editorially, that "the Washington proofreaders are leading a double life,"
referring to simplified spelling. The
same paper also says "proofreaders
are so called perhaps because they
are proof against what they read."
But all the intellectual lmmtines are
not in  the   proofroom.     Lay off a
million years and let tbls soak in	
J. J. Dirks, in Typo-Journal.
1 ■ o	
The first step in tho social revolution by the working class, ls to
raise tho proletariat to the position
of ruling class, to win the battle of
p »0-' .■ 11. ■
"Christian Socialism is but the
Holy Water with which the priest
consecrates the heartburnings of the
The latest antics of the clique rmss-
|i*aradl_g under the name of an "In-
d-i»endont I-tlmr Party" In New-
custle Kistrict, hns reduced the
whole business to a howling farce.
The nomination of 1). J. Thomas, a
well known Literal ns "Independent
labor" candidate was prompt I v followed by the Conservatives calling*
a mooting to nominate a partv candidate. At tho first meeting a delegate from the "Joint" party showed
thnt the nomination of a third man
could only result ln the Socialist being elected, while to use his own
words, "it was almost a foregouo
conclusion that If they pulled together tho Socialist could be defeated." This looked good to tbe
Tories, but a Grit for jolut candidate looked bad. A couple of diys
later tho Conservatives called another meeting to nominate, but had
the ted judgment to allow the
"joint" party supporters to te present. The latter promptly took hold
ul the meeting, removed the chairman and put a motion to endorse
the hybrid candidate. Just as the
man in the chair was going to
count a show of hands on this motion, the lif-httt went out.
The Conservatives then adjourned
to more secluded quarters and nominated Mr. J. S. Cairns.
Betting which previously verged
around whether Thomas would lows
his deposit, hns changed and him****
uround the question as to whether
the returning officers will ever see
this particular $100.
At present it seems highly probable thnt Thomas will be sacrificed,
a new victim selected ns a straight
literal, or. if chances would only
brighten up a little. W. W. B. Mcinnes is reported to have left Word
that he would like at least one mors*
chance than ho has in Vancoovr
-   —0"
G- A. OKHLL, Manager
Bread and Cakes delivered to any
part of tbe City.   You can always
depend upon our bread.    Try it.
37 Pandora St        Victoria, B. C
mmhhattnt a)
Nt I Csetr* St.
Socialism deprives no man ot tbe
power to appropriate the products
of society: all that lt does ls to deprive him of the power to subjugate
the labor of others by means of
such appropriation.
"Bob" Kelly seems to be accomplishing, with the Guardian, what
Joe Martin failed to do—but what a
crlngeing there must have been In
the editorial sanctum.
The political campaign in thia riding was opened by us here last night
by the most enthusiastic meeting
ever held in this part of Boundary-
District, lt would have done you
good to hear the socialistic bombs
explode Com. Steel took the chair
and after a short introductory address, introduced Com. Edgar W.
Dynes, the Socialist Candidate for
the Local Legislature from this riding, who was received with loud and
prolonged applause. He spoke for a
full hour nnd ho certainly surprised
his most enthusiastic supporters l>\
his clear and concise n-Ms-ch on tlH>
most vital questions confronting the
human Fade, the wage slave and his
relation to the capitalist, lie was
interrupted frequently by the spontaneous cheering of the large audience. In our candidate wu have a
class-conscious young man who will
do us credit in what ever field ho is
called upon to fight our buttles.
None dare point the finger of scorn
at him and when we send him to
Victoria, in the coming spring we
shall know that wc are doing our
duty to the proletariat of the world
and of this riding in particular. Thc
candidates of the old parties were
present and received a respectful
hearing. They spoke for a short
time and said nothing now. Just
slung mud at each other. It was
comical to hear. The Literal candidate, O. R. Naden, Mayor of
Greenwood, declared he was a Socialist but of what brand none could
make out, .not even himself, and
when E. 0.' Warren the Tory candidate spoke, he caused Mr. Naden to
collapse and threw the audience Into
convulsions of laughter by the dig
in the ribs be gave the Liberal
party. Hut when the silver-tongued
orator. Benj. F. Wilson spoke, for a
short time, you would havo thought
a volcanic eruption had taken p*lacc
in our midst. Hc spoke for two
hours and during that time ttere
was not a single dull moment, not
a sentence fell upon stony ground.
Ho held his listeners as in a vis«!
Fathers, mothers and children of
tender years being moved to the
highest -mint of enthusiasm and the
deepest emotion, according as the
brilliant speaker portrayed the various phrases of life under the present systems. The ladies resolved
bpon waiting until the last moment
and left tho hall reluctantly. Never
was thero more enthusiasm displayed
and today on tho streets of Greenwood we frequently henr expressions
of regret try those who missed hearing Com. Wilson. Those ladles who
were present are envied by the fair
sex. Fathers and mother*will never
forget the doctrines of Socialism
Uught in Com. Wilson's address and
the results will bo seen In the near
2„^ tha truth! It's the
truth! Mothers of families exclaimed
repeatedly and It was true. At the
earnest request of the ladles who
were prosont and thoir friends, in
the very near future we shall have
the pleasure of hearing Com. Wilson
Ago in.
Yours for the Revolution,"
Chairman of Press Com.
Greenwood, B,C. Jan. 10, 1007.
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The Libera'* «»- that the Conm-rvs-
ttves will give away the Und to the C.
The Conservatives say that ths Liberals will give the land away to the G.
In which do you hold stock P
 4 —- ';,
The phenomenal increase in "our bank
olearingH" during the pant jour it proof
enough of "our" prosperity, nnd should
be amply sufficient to clothe the working
man w'th a o**u«t of sstisfs_Hoi) absolutely impregnable.
'■<-.-■'::.'■■ p;
C PETERS   fwt«"'B»«t
lUut! Mstk *■«>■• •nil fthnrs In ,*,',, ...
■il Sitka    fc*P*iii«iji prtMifll*' »ml nral
ly Uo_«.    Mock of staplr read* _,«•,
abate always on hami
MU Wi InliHit hn      WUmt riuust
Constantino Walwysskl, formerly a
policeman, has lieen Indicted In Chicago for arson and burglary. Served
him right. He should have remained
on the police force and stuck to
blackmailing prostetutes. Some f*eo-
plo don't seem to know when they
havo a good thing.
'■ o    '
Boston Shoe Workers are being favored by the Y.M.C.A. with a winter course of talks in order to give
the workmen a wider and more thorough knowledge of the Industry. It
would te comforting to feel assured
that the result of these "talks "
would te to teach the shoe workers
how to get enough out af the industry to enable them to kuep 'haunt
shoes on their feet. It is more than
some of them arc able to do now.
A. J. Ca-satt, president of the
Pennsylvania Railroad Company ha*
"shuffled off this mortal coil." gone
over the "groat divide," departed
unto that bourne from whence, fortunately, no captain of Industry returns. Strange as it may seem, the
road is still doing business.
J. Edward Bird.   A. 0. Di-ydon-Jack
Tal. 830. P.O. Born. 983.
834 Hastings St. . . Vaacowwsr. BO,
First Class Bar.       Ksuellent Rooms
Price* Moderate.
HARDWARE and        *
< Second Hand Deafer ♦
A large and varied is*
sortment of Hester ami
Cook Stoves, at bedrock prices.
Boom Chain, snd Log-
gers' Tools a specialty. X
New Iron Beds   from      *
lM©«p. |
\ Hardware, Junk and Furniture.  ,
Wit        YUtPtttt, S 6   i
a FstMnn tf tevti-
Tks mpmbttmi *»*■•»■ • iA
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Ask yemt Uttmt Hard««r*
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far lb* STI « l *.■>.
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4 e**m la sumim lor uo l->«-
IU«stt«ta4*-M«l<Hr,tB<Mn*tl-s •'■•"
latsmt Imttm* additions •_ our lln*
r—fl— p»l»to M sIm«m lnS. amma
■HI—.tha mroemt amy*et m fli—arm
■*«*., ate    Oar aitrsrlist. Tm Color
_H-agra»l*s- mmamm maii«<i a»r
afcsts tW sis caasU la **arn).«.
t.ararpna pamn a -root, ca
r. a. B«a«o«7
<Miiiii rails.  Nsm..  I • ft. A.
#9«**0«««O««««««O««O*ftO««i>^. c  o
United Hatters of North America
When you are buying a fUR HAT •«• «-> '"
that the Oenulna Union label is sswe<l in it. •
a retailer has loose labels tn his posst-M-ion an<>
otters to put one la a hat for you, do not patrnniie
htm. Looso labels In retail stores srs oountsrfsl**
The genuine Union Label la perforate- on •«')r
edgee, exsotly the aame as a postage sump, counterfelta are some times perforated on thte« ■*'•'*,""
and some times only on two. John B. Btetson Co..
of Philadelphia, Is a non-union concern.
»HH A. MOrytTr, PN-Maat, Orange, N. 3.
MARTIN LAWLAR, ftact-Uvy, 11 Wavcrl*. rl'"***
Mem Tartu
COKE is an excellent fuel for grates, hai!   atovea, furnaces snd
cooldnj stoves, making a clean, bright lite without amoke er dirt.
Vancouver Si* Company, Ltd. H-MMWHOn
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.-__u-, Jite-tn, «
Sodalist Diredory
Party o»
under thia   hf-tf
of the Socialist
■boosts ma o earl
11.00 par ssootb
British Colon-** Pfovlactal Bsocotirr
Committee, Socialist Party of Can-
Meets aval,  alternate Tues
d»y.    D. G. McKenzie. Secretary,
Box 836, Vancouver. B. C.
Dom_ilon Bseeotlvo OoaunltMe, So*
clallst Party of Canada. Meats
every alternate Tuesday, i. O.
Morgan, Secretary, 111 Barnard
Street, Vancoovar. B. C.
Ixx-al Vanooovw. Ma I, A P. of Canada. Buslasss meetings every
Monday evening at headquarters
li.glostds Block, til Cambie Street,
(room 1, second floor). Bdura-
tlonai meetings every Sunday at I
p. m.. t_ BaJllvon Hall. Cordova
^rOMtic Warty, Ban rotary,
, Taoosavst. & e.
Local Toroato. A P. of C-Meets every Sunday 3 p. m. at Davis Hall,
corner Queen and Spadina Avenues. F. Dale, Sccreury, 41
Henry Street Finnish Branch
meet* Sunday nights, same hall.
Jewish Branch, Sunday nights, al
185 >--» Queen St. West.
Local Winnipeg. 8. P. of C. meets
every Sunday, in Trades Hall, at
jjop. ra. J. Coxon, Secretary, aab
Princess St.. Winnipeg, Man.
Local Nelson, S. P. of C—Meets every Friday evening at 8 p.m., in
Miners* Union HaU, Nelson B. C
A. W. Harrod, Organiser.
To my Fellow Wage Workers:—
I ask you to carefully read and
think over theee few words 1 wish
to addruas to you on a matter of
great importance.
Until rvtently workingmen havo
netter been asked to voluntarily contribute the funds iu.-i.t_Ni.ry lo run a
political campaign. Wc have always
been used to having all expenses
paid by somebody and the only thing
lhat was ret-iM-ted of us was to go
lu the polls like cattle and cast our
vote. In fact wa never thought
about the mailer at all, so of course
wa were not atsore of tbe fact tbat
candidate* and part lea when elected
to power always stood in the inter-
i-hLk of Uie men or corporation** or
tlaae who nominated them and paid
their eli-ctirin ,.s|h>i,m-. Now, how-
wver. a {tarty organised, controlled
und financed by workingmen, and
therefore standing In tbe Interests of
1 how- who toil, conn- forth and
asks you as workers, to pay tht- «.-»■
(MHtsea incident to this and all politico! campaigns. Thin party, as no
doubt you are aware, la the Sotial-
iitt Party which in this city in thia
election haa nominated a full ticket
of five worklnginen, all well known
to you. The expenses so far, including the five hundred dollars required
for the deposits or nomination tees,
have l«een contributed voluntarily by
the working class of this city. Borne
however, have bad to contribute
rather heavily which would not have
lieen the case had all done their
share, however small.
And now 1 ask you ln this, tho
lost weak of this election, not to put
this papar aside until you have resolved to contribute your just share
to your party. All contributions
will be acknowledged aa below if
you wish It aad every item of expense will be shown ao that you can
see   how   your  money   is   expended.
By th* way, lt would be interesting ood worth your whilo to ask the
other parties where their election
fund comes from and how It la ex-
I tended.
If you wish tbe rulo of capital to
continue whereby the working claaa
Is robbqd of the fruits of ita labor
all you have to do ia to allow the
capitalists to nominate and pa>- tha
cx|tcnose of their (not your) candidates while you continue to vote for
them. But lf you wish the working
floss of which you are a member, to
break tha rule of capital and to become free, you must expect and will
have to pay for It.
Contributions may be eent by mall
to J). O. McKensie, Box 886, or
left at Headquarters, 813 Cambie
street, or at the Clarion ofBco.
Tha capitalist parties tell us that
these are prosperous timoa, so, my
fellow workingmen, It Is now up to
you. Give what you can, however
"mail, and at once.
Yours for Labor nnd Llborty, from
"one who la willing to pay the price
of freedom."
Previously acknowledged  1-15.00
T. H. Balrd       l-0°
D.   McBnugal          -*•<*>
W, Bukar               -*-00
B. Cawker >»__ ,.-„..,     i.oo
J, Plowman  „      1.00
S. Smith as
Cash       a.oo
J. B. Bird  i.    30.00
Baker  ...;•_.._      4.00
Evans       3.OO
J. Murter  50
T. Franks  ao
P. Tohm  (jo
T. Lepele  50
E. Hillman  25
J. Hornet        2.00
W. C.  A 50
*»•  H       1.00
T- W         5.50
S.  W 50
Aleck  50
R- B         .50
J.  D „ 50
J- B '       1.00
A. Leah        3.75
J. Nesbitt        1.00
W.  White  50
J. Mowal           .50
E. Tinner       i.oo
T. McCall        1.00
W.  Witty        1.00
K. Cunningham  ft      .25
11. McKensle        1.00
J. Little        1.00
A. Growler       1.00
0.  Wateon        1.00
P, Burna        1.00
K. T. Beach         1.00
J. Lava  60
D. Foster       1.00
I). O. Buyer        1.00
W.   Andrews           5.0
U.  Brechin        1.00
K.   Rodelet           .50
O.  Chapman        1.00
A. lira sue  60
J.   H.   McVety          5.00
Mrs. Bcott        1.00
W.  Scott        3.00
It.  Shilling         5.00
F. Slater        1.00
.1.  R. Johnson        6.00
Mc.       6.00
Disturber         2.00
Reckleaa  60
A. Hewitt        10.00
o. w. c       1.00
R. P. Pettlpt-co        3.50
Abe Carme „       1.00
•lease Mynti       1.00
Frank Holm   -..      100
McArthur          .60
B. McMurray         1.00
O. Sunley 50
A.  Wit-hart        1.00
Q. Main  60
C. Millar  50
R.  Krm-t.        1.00
T.  Whellin.    60
R.   Mol^chlln          8.00
fl.  Keeland   35
ToUl    $577.75
To the Editor of the Free Press:—
Sir,—An article appeared In your
pai*-r yesterday regarding the herring Tu-hlng. 1 am glad to see the
Free Press take this matter up as
from present indications it will not
he long until this fish ls exterminated in the Nanaimo harbor. There
is not a place under the British flag
where such a wilful destruction of
a natural industry would bc allowed.
lt is a well known fact that tbe
growth of the herring ls very slow
und anyone who has seen a seine
net (lulled in knows that the seine
takes In every Ash, small and big
ol.';e, and every pull ol the seine,
tons of  fish are lost.
You mentioned in your paper that
some of the seines should be taken
out of tho harbor. I wish toqpay
that the only honest policy to pursue is to entirely stop tbe seine fishing and stop all s|*eei_l privileges,
and give a fair field to all to fish with
gill nets. The gill net to be a regulation sise according to inspection
of the fishery officer. It is too much
lo expect that theee industries will
be preserved for the benefit of the
white population of thia country
It scorn- that capital has gone mad
for profits, it cares not whether it
destroys itaelf, the country, or the
The white fishermen are up against
the same snag as tho white miners,
in Cumberland there are fifteen hundred Asiatics to a hundred and fifty
whites in the mines. Are the working class waiting on the capitalists
to solve thla problem for them?—A
Britisher,  in Nanaimo Free Preea.
Lambert .
Friend ....
N. City ...
Oeo. Fordyco
W. Edwards ,
'Helper A. ....
Ed. Nickels
Thore can be no doubt that the
power of capital, standing behind
thu prosecution of Moyer, Haywood
and Pettibone, will leave no stone
unturned at the trial that la ahortly
to begin in Idaho, for the soke ot
the destruction of the Western Fed-
oration of Miners and other labor
organisations. Tho Standard Oil
Dompany and the Mine Owners' association are taking special Interest
to secure a conviction of Moyer,
Haywood and Pottlbone, and thus
feed now victims to thoir shameless
••Justice''' whereby the road eholl be
c lea red for tho subjection and oppression of the working people a,t
largo. Recognlring that the coming
trial will be a struggle against arbitrary power, unlimited exploitation and outrageous violence threatening organise- labor all over the
country, tho Western Federation of
Minors hns secured the beat attorneys for tho defense of its* indicted
officers. Who will triumph-Justice
and the right of organised labor,
guarding the Interests of tta bravest members, or the capitalistic em-
plover-class, represented by Its most
hateful pinnnclos-tho Standard Oil
Company and the Mine Owners As-
sticintion? Tho opening day of tho
trial will mnrk the beginning of one
of tho most bitter and most important struggles ever fought between
capital and labor, and will become a
historical day in tho labor move-
mont.-Ib-kors* Journal.	
Socialism, to face the lime light
of adverse criticism and to occupy
its rightful position in the centre of
the world's stage, must be agree-
sive. For a passive Socialism there
is no place but behind tbe scenes
The history of Socialism in this
province is the history of Socialism
the world over. While it is weak,
tolerate it. When it becomes dangerous, crush it, if you can.
Tlie biography of many a Socialist
ie the life story of Christ. In the
aggressive, an agitator, an anarchist
a muck raker. He becomes a menace
to capitalism and must be crushed.
In the rank and file of the army
of Socialism there is today a strung
feeling, growing stronger, to hit
back and to hit hard. To retaliate
when the cry is raised by the capitalist mountebanks, "crucify him."
When the word "Finis" Is written
under the history of the Social
Revolution it will lie written, as
with all groat movements, in blood
and tears.
History can show us nothing won
worth winning that haa not been
fought for, and the Socialist must
make up his mind, in this tbe greatest movement the world haa ever
known, to live hard, fight hard, and,
if necessary, die hard.  ■
Tbe cry is often raised and raised
among the world's muckers themselves, that a man to be a god, and
take his place among the gods, must
be born with a silver spoon in hie
mouth. And yet in the great forward movement of the world today
for a more humane and nobler plan
of life, the count riea that show to
the best advantage are those governed by muckers, men born, not to
a silver spoon, but to a number
three muck -stick. The only spoon
that ever went to their mouths being
a mush-spoon.
Not so many moons ago, bach in
the eastern part of "this great Canada of ours," they sent a mucker
over the road for throwing a brick
at a red-coat. Had he been a college student they might have given
him the V. C. In the same latitudes
two murderous employers of labor,
backed up by the laws of the present
capitalist system, and by about fifty
hired thugs, shot down in cold blood
a crowd of their striking employees
who had had the nerve to make a
demonstration, and from the latest
returns in thc capitalist press that
peddles the dope to muckers and
muckers' bosses alike, tbey are to be
presented at court and possibly
knighted, no doubt "For Valour."
You miners and muckers the West
over, there are the two opposite*.
Socialism and Capitalism. Your
vote for the one declares your claas-
conactousness, for the other your unconsciousness.
In conclusion    I might quote tho
words  of thc   greatest  of muckers,
whose  name    will    lie     remembered
when all this horde of bum lawyers,
quack doctors, and windy sky-pilots
who call themselves politicians,  ars
"Come it will for a' that
When man to man the world o'er
Shall Brothers lie for a' that."
The man who meets a fellow worm
and stands afraid
For the right to beg the chance to
toil to earn his daily bread
And oftentimes in festive mood will
riso and  sing ,
"My Country,  'tie of Thee,"  "Ood
Save thc King."
Kingdom*!,   empires    and   colonies'
where do we stand today.
Who  fought  the  deserts  and blazed
the trails on Ood's great Rig.i*.-
In Ita Issue of January 12th, ths
Alberta Clarion Is somewhat ln error in regard to political events ln
British Columbia. It deplores tbe
fact that a Labor Party should have
selected the two districts already represented by Socialists in which to
run candidates. The fact of the
matter is that it is not a fact.
There are no candidates running
against Hawthornthwaite and Williams in Nanaimo and Newcastle ridings other than Conservative Liberals. The latter, which has dwindled down to the most woe-begone,
Insignificant and disreputable political remnant that ever appeared upon
a bargain counter, has dubbed its
candidates "Labor," for the purpose
of deceit. The workingmen of those
ridings are too wise to be caught
by such tricks even though they
were played by a less stenchy combination. The Alberta Clarion may
rest easy about the situation in
Nanaimo and Ladysmith.
Another error made is in reference
to Vancouver. Vancouver Electoral
District takes in the entire city. Five
members of the Provincial House are
elected from thin district, each elector voting for five candidates If he
so chooses. There are at present 17
candidates in the field, five conservatives, five Liberals, five Socialists
and two so-called "Labor."
Tbe Berlin newspapers of December
31 publish articles dealing with
events of the closing year and discussing the outlook for 1007. The
utterances, not only of'the conservative, but the moderate and even
radical papers, reflect on the changes
that have taken place in German
political life. The laat few months
have been pregnant with astonishing
political developments. The famous
Hohenlohe memoirs, revealing the
sordid and d-spieable state of life,
let loose a veritable flood of criticism of the Kaiser and hia absolute
system of government. In three
months 1095 different newspapers
have published 13,724 articles attacking the Kaiser. Beeidea the Ho~
nenlohe memoirs, fifteen other criticisms were published. These are regarded as an alarming sign by tbe
compiler of the statistics, and many
commentators on the situation assert thc foundations of the Oerman
empire ore tottering before a final
fall. They see visions of events culminating in the substitution of a
constitutional parliamentary government for the present system of absolutism. By some this is regarded
as the preliminary to the dethronement of the Kaiser and the establishment of a Socialist republic. Socialistic newspapers express boundless confidence and the unspeakable
conviction that Gcndhny is on the
brink of a new era. The Socialists
are working night and day. Every
member of the party in the late
reichstag is in the country campaigning. Their enthusiasm is the despair of the other parties. Their
criticisms of the Kaiser and his actions are fine examples of plain
speaking. Bebel "*» speeches In Hamburg are jubilant. He is confident
his party will come back 100 strong
with  4.000,000  votes  behind   them.
The longer we have personal rule,"
he declares, "the more will our
ranks swell."—Appeal to Reason.
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Provincial Election Feb. 2,1907.
Grand Forks,'
Jas. Cartwright
W. H. Moore.
John Mcinnes.
Edgar W. Dynes.
W. J. Ledingham.
J. H. Hawthornthwaite.
Frank Philip-.
Parker Williams.
J. W. S. Logic
W. W. Lefeaux.
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Archie F. Berry.
Geo, E. Winkler.
Wm. Davidson.
J. E. Dubberly.
E. T. Kingsley.
J. H. McVety.
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J. C, Watters.
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•way timber on the following described lands In Rupert Diatrlct:
1. Commencing at a post about
two mllea In a Southerly direction
from the head of Atluck lake, marked
"Imperial Timber * Trading Company's" 8. W. corner post, thence N.
ISO chains, tbence E. 40 chains, thence
S. 1(0 chatna. thence W. 40 chains to
point of  commencement.
2. Commencing at the same point
as No. 1 marked the N. B. corner post,
thence S. ISO chains, thence W. 4S
chains, thence N. ISO chains, thence E.
40 chains  to point of commencement.
S. Commencing at a post about two
and a half miles South Westerly from
the head of Atluck Lake marked the
S. W. corner post, thence E. 1*0 chains,
thence N. 40 chains, thence W. ISO
chains, thence a 40 chains to point of
commencemen t
4. Commencing at the same point
as No. 3 marked the N. W. corner
post, thence E 80 chains, thence 8.
80 chains, thence W. 80 chains, thence
N. 80 chains to point of commencement.
5. Commencing at the same point
as No. 4 marked the N. E. corner post,
thence W. ISO chaina, thence S. 40
chains, thence E ISO chains, thence
K 40 chains to point of commencement
S. Commencing at the same point
as No. S marked the S. E. corner post
thence W. 80 chains, thence *N. (0
chains, thence E 80 chains, thence
S. 80 chains to point of commencement
7. Commencing at a post about two
miles Westerly from the post on No.
( marked the S. W. corner post, thence
E. 80 chains, thence N. 80 chaina
thence W. 80 chains, thence S. 10
chains to point of commencement
8. Commencing at tbe same point
as No. 7 marked the N. E. corner post,
thence S 80 chains, thence Pf. tt
chains, thence N. 80 chains, thence E.
SO chains to point of commencement
t. Commencing at a post about two
miles In a Southerly direction from the
post on Na • marked the & E. corner
post thenco N. 10 chaina ■ thence W.
80 chains, thence a 80 chaina thence
E 80 chains to point of commencement
10. Commencing at the same point
as No. > marked the N. E comer post
thence 8. 80 chaina thMee W. 80
chaina, thence N. 80 chains, thence E.
80 chains to point of commencement
11. Commencing at the same point
as No. 10 marked the & W. corner
post, thence E 80 chains, thence N.
80 chains, thence W. 80 chains, thence
5. 80  chains to  point  ot  commencement.
11. Commencing at a post about
three miles Weaterly from the poet
on No. 11 marked the S W. corner
post, thence E ISO chains, thence 8.
40 chaina, thence W. ISO chains, thence
N. 40 chains to point of commencement.
IS. Commencing at the same point
as No. 18 marked the & Pf. corner
post, thence E. ISO chains, thence N.
40 chains, thence W. 480 chaina thence
6. 40  chains to point of    commencement
14. Commencing at ths same point
as No. 13 marked the N. E. corner
poat thence W. ISO chaina, thence B.
40 chains, thence £. ISO chains, thence
N. 40 chains to point of commencement
15. Commencing at the same point
aa No. 14 marked the 8 E. corner post
thenco W- 1«0 chains, thence N. 4«
chains, thence E. "«0 chains, thence
& 40 chains to pent ot commencement.
18. Commencing about six ""lies
Westerly from Atluck Lake marked
N E corner post, thence 8. IM
chains, thence W. 40 chaina thence N.
ISO chaina, thence E. 4* chains te
point  of commencement
17. Commencing at the same point
as No. IS marked the 8. W. corner post
thence E. ISO chains, thence N. 40
chains, thence W. 180 chains, thence 8
40 chains to point of commencement
IS. Commencing at a post about
two and a halt miles In a Westerly
direction from Atluck Lake marked
•the 8. E. corner poat, thence N. 180
ohalna, thence W. 40 chatna thence 8
160 chains, thence E. 40 chains to
point of commencement. (
19. Commencing at a poat about
one mile Easterly from No. 18, marked
She 9. E. corner post, thence N. ISO
chains, thence W. 40 chains, thence 8.
ISO chaina, thence E. 40 chains to point
of commencement.
SO. Commencing st ths same point
us No. 18 marked the & Wi corner
post, thence N. ISO chslns, thence E
40 chains, thenco 8 1*0 chains, thence
W. 40 chains to point of commence**-'
Dated at Vancouver, B. C, December
16th,  1906.
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Edited by R. P. -V---PIEOB, to whom all
for Ails deparunent should be addressed.
Notes Proip Warriors Who do
Battle In the Cause ol Ubor
and for fmandpation-
As a Trade Unionist of some ten
years standing, during the latter
part of which 1 have occupied a
more or leaa prominent position in
tbe movement, my conversion to the
doctrines of Karl Marx is due entirely to the education derived from
a study of and an oiTort to Improve
thc conditions of Organized lAbor.
During the last five years all the
organizations have grown rapidly, in
an effort to keep pace with the ever
growing organization of capital; but
in spite of all our efforts we have
Leen unable to increase our wages in
the same ratio as the cost of living
has increased, as proven by tlie report of Carroll D. Wright, American
Commissioner of Labor, who states,
"wages have been increased 12 per
cent., while the cost of living has
increased 33 per cent.
A careful examination of Labor
statistics will show that all the attempts to better the conditions of
labor by the strike, where any great
number of men were affected, have
"resulted in the men being forced back
to work in many casks, worse off
than before.
Latterly the law has played a
strong part in the adjustment of labor disputes and the men have -invariably come out of the contest second best.
In such few cases as were won by
the toen the employer invoked tho
aid of the Employers' Association,
and the necessary legislation was
passed at tbe next sitting of the
Legislature to prevent a repetition
of such an occurrence.
As reported in the press, we now
have  one  or two  such bills  before
-   the Dominion House and needless to
say they will be passed with overwhelming majorities.
In looking for a remedy for this
state of affairs I noticed that several organizations, notably the Kail-
road Brotherhoods, were spending
large sums of money in keeping lobbyists at the sittings of the legislatures in un effort to defeat unfavorable measures and to appeal for the
passing of remedial legislation or
the enforcement of laws already on
the books.
This work has met with but indifferent success and the thought cam-
to me, how much better for us to
put our members on the inside,
thereby getting better results at a
great deal less expense.
This policy has been tried by electing several Liberal-Labor and Independent members who, I am sorry
to Bay, have with a very few exceptions, gone over to the old parties
and became a part of the machine.
At the last provincial election in
this province the Socialist Party
succeeded in electing two of their
candidates: Messrs. Hawthornthwaite
and Williams, and at the .same time
the miners of tho Slocan elected
Wm. Davidson as an Independent Labor member, whose career has been
a notable exception to tbat of the
great majority of so-called .Independents.
These three men have Introduced
91 bills into the House all of which
had a direct bearing on tbe interests
of Labor and I quote Wm. Davidson
who says, "The only members who
attempted to do anything for thc
workera in addition to my own
humble efforts, were Hawthonrth-
waite and Williams."
After comparing the records of
these men (Davidson Is now running
aa a Socialist) with the member- of
tho old parties I am compelled to
admit that the Socialist Party Is the
only one which champions the cause
of the workers and theirs alone, and
for that reason I Intend to do all in
my power to further the interests of
tho only Party that haa my cause
at heart.
I am one of the five standard-bearers of the Socialist Party of Canada
Jn Vancouver City because the members of that political organization
nominated and elected me to do so.
I am a member of the Socialist
I believe it alone mirrors, voices
and defends the Interests of the class
to which I belong.
It Is an irfiernat lonal movement
of workers robbed through and by
the wage system.
It proposes, after securing the
reins of government, to (by legal enactments) change the present form
of property ownership, i.e., all the
means of living used collectively will
be made the collective property of
those who do the work; while things
uaed privately will be private property Indeed.
After accomplishing this transformation in tha meana of waalth pro- {
duction, all things necessary for the
physical and mental development,
comfort and well-being of mankind,
will be produced for USE Instead of
PROFIT as now.
Because— .
Under such a co-operative system
of industry it will be possible for
all who Work to receive the full social value of their labor.
Today tho means of life, junction
as capital-that is property used by
a master class to rob those who are
daily compelled to sell their very
lives in order to live, and rear more
slaves to keep the labor market
Today the means of life, function
man will employ mc, purchase my
labor power, unless he can make a
profit out of me. And the amount
of profit my boss makes out of me
is the price I pay him for the privilege of working for him.
I cannot industrially free myself; 1
must have the co-operation of my
fellow wage-earners to first give
legality to my claim upon the earth
and its bountiful resources by securing the law-making machinery.
My trades union condones the ownership of my job by a master and
deals with me as a commodity rather than as a man needing industrial freedom. I want the wage system ended—not mended.
The present order of things needs
fixing and the Socialists are the only
people who are interested enough and
competent to do the job.
I don't believe there's any other
way,out of the problem confronting
the only useful class in human society—the working class—but to
comply with the instinctive demand
of collectively-used property and
place ourselves in harmony with the
things about us.
I taxi ready, with countless other
comrades the world over, to do my
When you, my fellow wage-slaves,
are ready to join us, the job is
WiH you be ready to begin on Feb.
2nd—next Saturday?
On the 2nd of February you will
have an opportunity that is yours
only once in three or four years—
an opportunity to express by your
votes your satisfaction or dissatisfaction with the present system and
what it brings you.
lt behooves you therefore, to think
woli before you cast your ballot,
what it is that you are voting for.
What docs this system hold for you?
If you are a working man is It to
your interest that somebody else
should take the product of your toil?
Is it to your Interest that a class
should own the mines, mills and factories to which you must have access that you may produce the
things you need? That you should
he beholden to them for employment
to receive a mere pittance for your
toil, and to be discharged whenever
your services are no longer profitable to them? That is what thia
system means. Profits for the masters, a bare living for the workers.
For this both Conservative and Liberal parties stand. Whether one
part*- or the other is in power makes
no difference. The government always stands to guarantee to tbe capitalist class security in the possession of the means of wealth production, by virtue of Which they are enabled to compel the workers to surrender to them the product of their
The Socialist Party on the other
hand stands for the abolition of
this ownership of'the means of life
by a class for tbe benefit of that
class. It stands for the collective
ownership of what ia collectively
used by the whole people for the
benefit of the whole people. So that
the workers mav have free access to
the means whereby they live, and
will no longer bo compelled to surrender to others the fruits of their
labor. To this the Socialist candidates stand pledged as their ultimate aim, and pending its attainment to do all in their power to
prevent any further encroachments
of the capitalist class upon the few
privileged still left to tbe workers.
If yon are a working man your
duty la plain in the matter. If you
approve of the present system of
property that ls based upon your
exploitation, give your political support by voting for the men who
have been nominated for office by
tho property interests of this city
and province. If you do not approve of it yon can only manifest
your disapproval by easting your
vote for the candidates who- are
pledged to work for ita overthrow
and the establishment of a workers'
These are the candidates of the
Socialist Party, the only *p--*tisi_r«
"Labor Part*" under eapltallfltn.
Yours for tho abolition of master
and slave,
As a union man, taking ah.active
part, in the union movement, I found
myself confronted by many problems
for which the union movement could
offer no solution. At first I thought
that a    co-operative    atom would
solve some of these problems, lt
seemed to mo that if the unions
would start co-operation on the
no dividend plan, at first with Only
one department and gradually Increasing to embrace all departments,
it would, by enabling the workers
to buy more cheaply, give them a
better living. But on attending a
few Socialist meetings during tho
last provincial elections, I had lt
clearly demonstrated to me that a
co-operative store, if successful in
cheapening cost of living, would thero
by eventually lower wages, for there
being moro men than jobs, the men
who could work the cheapest would
have the best chance of getting the
A further study of thc subject convinced me that tho Socialist position was absolutely a correct one.
ln fact the only one that held out
any hope of betterment to the
Having arrived at this conclusion
I joined the Sociulist Party of B. C.
which Party has since grown from a
provincial to a national one as the
Socialist Party of Canada with Locals In every province and in nearly
all large towns. An earnest study
of the principles of Socialism has
carried me to fields of thought considerably in advance of the Trades
Union position or the co-operative
store idea.
There is only one conclusion possible from a study of the position
of the worker ln society as at present constituted. That Is that
though in one way and another the
condition of the workers can here
and there be a little bettered for a
time, no lasting and real benefit can
accrue to the working class aa a
whole short of the co-operative commonwealth, where all shall have the
right to work and to enjoy the full*
product of their toll, and they that
will not work neither shall they eat.
On this principle I have been nominated as Socialist Party candidate
at the coming provincial election. I
have received considerable adverse
criticism from the capitalist press for
saying that the Union Jack had done
nothing for me except make me work
hard. I will here repeat that no
capitalist flag ever floated ovwr a
tree people.
Yours tor the  Revolution,
Nelson, B.C., Jan. 20, 1807.
Editor  Clarion:—
Dear Comrade,—Our meeting in the
Opera House last night was a great
success. Com. Matheson first called
on Com. Holmes who in a short
speech touched on several matters
of local Interest. Clark, representing Kirk'tatrick, next took the platform and skillfully avoided touching
any part of the question affecting the
working class, the question of capitalist exploitation of tbe working
class by means of the wage system
and ownership of the means of
wealth production. The only reference to politics be made was by asking the audience to vote Conservative if they did not want the Orand
Trunk Pacific to have all they
Hall,  Liberal,     followed  and waa
quite dull and prosy and was quite
as often Interrupted as was Clark.
Mortimer .followed and received
strict attention, the only interruption being in thn nature of applause.
* In one of his characteristic
speeches he set forth tbe unity of interest* which dominated both wings
of the capitalist party, bringing out
clearly the class struggle, and the
necessity of the working class ruling
ing to end human slavery by ballot
box revolution.
Regarding the Kaien Island deal
and C. Western affair, be showed in
a manner which was accepted witb
applause that It was only a case of
ono clever thief being beaten by another clever one.
An exposition of Socialist economics followed of which no account
Is necessary as you know his style.
B. F. Wilson followed and in a
masterly address clinched every ar- |
gument of the previous speaker and
received continued applause. I cannot begin to give a gist of the
speeches by Mortimer and Wilson,
but when Wilson took bis seat at
11.30 p.m., there were criea all over
the hnll of "more, more."
The meeting closed with three
cheers and a tiger for Phillips and
the Socialists, and tbe roof nearly
Hope to use Mortimer againat Mcinnes here Monday evening, 21st,
when there will be something doing.
Boil this down to suit space. Ev-
j erything going fine, are quite hopeful of showing you Phillips' face In
March. Our stock going Up all the
time. All working and the campaign
Starts again Web. 3rd.
Yours for the Revolution,
oral mooting of W. W. B. Mcinnes.
and very ably put up such an indictment against the Liberal Party in
the role of Labor's friend, that in
spite of a deluge of words, Mclnnis
could not  (and did not)  refute.
Another meeting was held this
morning in the Miners' halt and Com.
Mortimer again showed the position
of fhe proletariat very ably, and one
mure meeting will be held this evening, lt appears at this time of
writing that it will be a three-cornered fight. The l_d>or Party don't
appear to be putting up a man, so
that Com. Moore's chances are very
good. Com. Mortimer is certainly
at home on the platform, especially
iu answering questions, and many
who were hostile or indifferent are
as a result coming into the ranks
where they belong. Wish the Comrade could stay with us longer, but
as he has work cut out elsewhere,
our loss will be others' gain.
Yours for   Freedom,
Fernin, B.C., Jan. 17, 1907.
Editor Clarion:—
The prospects In tho riding for
Com. Moore being returned are excellent. Co-n. Mortimer arrived here
on tho 15th, and addressed
a well filled halt In Michel
the same evening. The boys In that
place seem to be solid 'aa Mortimer
Meld the attention of the audience
while he explained the position of
the wage-slave under the capitalist
Conditions.    Both    the speakers re-
Toronto, Ont., Jan. 12.—1 see by
the reports in tho Western Clarion
that thc comrades in B. C. are ln
the thick of the buttle and aru putting up a great fight for the wage
workers. The eyes of tha comrades
of the cent-belt are turned to that
part of this western hemisphere and
are hoping to see the representation
from the genuine working class party
greatly strengthened in the next B.
C. Legislature.
The party in Toronto have Just
passed through a memorable municipal campaign in which we have
been attracting more than the usual
attention from the newspapers and
representatives of the capital class.
We put up Comrade Ltndaila aa
mayoralty candidate and the vote he
polled was the most creditable showing a mayoralty candidate on thu
Socialist ticket has ever made in
thia country.
However, we are not stupid enough
to think that his vote gauges the
Socialist sentiment in the city.
There was general dissatisfaction
with the present mayor and he had
no opposition other than Comrade
Lindalla and another candidate who
woe not considered serious because
of his fanaticism.
The wage workers of the city gave
Comrade Lindalla splendid support,
although thero are certain decoys in
the Labor movement here who credit
his big vote chiefly to the Liberals.
I know that in several instances
the employes in largo factories gave
every vote for lindalla. He polled
over 8,000 votes.
The party made a splendid showing in thc Board of Education contest and I thought I would give you
some figures to publish in the Clarion so that the wage workers of
that w««t<*rn city could see how thc
Socialists ure growing around  hero.
In 1905 when i was elected to the
Board of Education the cumulative
system of voting was in vogue and
an elector could give as many as
three votes to one candidate. At
that timo I polled 6,030 votes and
Comrade Thompson polled 2,4.'W
votes, out of a total vote of 88,959.
This year we hud the 1 man 1 vote
system with six candidates to be
elected and I polled 6,507 votes and
Comrade Thompson 2,442 votes out
of a total of 62.835. Tho other
candidates who ran two years ago,
when Comrade Thompson and I were
tn tbe field were Davis, lavee, Itaw-
linson, and H. Simpson and comparing their vote this year with that of
two years ago it shows a falling ofl
of 16 per cent, for Davis, 11 |*>r
cent, for Levee, 8 per cent, for Raw-
Itason, and 9 per cent, for H. Simpson, while on the other hand it is
shown that Comrade Thompson
gained 22 per cent, and I gained 33
per cent, of the total vote, but this
year our total vote was 9,03V, or
14) per cent, of tho total vote. In
addition to Comrade Thompson and
myself this year we had Comrades
Cribble and Rawbone ln the field and
lf we add their vote to ours we will
have 11,849 votes out of 62,836, or
18 8-10 pur cent.
Wo are having splendid mooting-i
of the Party now every Sunday afternoon and are taking In new members at every* meeting. The Builders
Laborers' Union voted us $15 towards our municipal campaign expenses and other unions endorsed
our candidates. Hungerford, tho
ultra-Conservative Labor correspondent for "The News" here has been
taking a whack at the Socialists
every Saturday of late and is dishing up the kind of rot that plWuses
the capitalist who pays him so much
a column, but the wage workers refuse to have tbe wool pulled over
their eyes and what they are saying about him is anything but complimentary. However, he is doing us
good service hy keeping us before
the public eye and we have something to be thankful for.
Kindly extend to the Comrades of
British Columbia my best wishes for
their success in the approaching
campaign. Tho cause of Socialism
is irresistably forcing itself to the
front and although we may experience temporary set backs, tho cooperative commonwealth is assured.
Yours for Socialism,
o  '   —     ■
The Liberal    contention    that an
unholy   alliance"    has existed be-
jpelved  a  rousing  reception.    Gom*^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^-^-^—
Mortimer had 20 minutes at the lib- > are not built that way, anyhow.
mmmt*%%amt **,,"^^^^^^^^^^^^—
tween the Conservative Government
and ths Socialist members of ths
House ls laughable in the extreme.
Had the Socialists voted with the
Liberals as against ithe Conservatives, the accusation of unholiness
would have boen thon due from the
latter. The Liberals would have
pronounced them men of principle
and honor. As the cry of "unholy
alliance" was bound to come, It
might as well Issue from the one
gang as the other. Tlie only way
to avoid It would bo for the Socialist members to refrain from participating tn tbe proceedings of the
house. They were not sent there
for such purpose, and besides, they
Whenever the eight hour day is
brought up for discussion the fanner
is sure to come in for his share of
attention. Considering the importance of the agricultural interests in
Cuuudn, a legal eight hour dav could
not become law without the consent
of the agricultural vote.
The furming class consists of three
distinct bodies. There is the farmer
ou u small holding uble to do all
his work with the assistance possibly of a growing family; the large
farmer who does little work himself
but employs many hands, and the
farmer who employs labor and outworks two hired men himself.
Where there ure large farms labor
can out-vote the employers, but on
the smaller holdings it would certainly be the other way round, and
there would be the strongest possible opposition to a legal eight
hour day on the farm from the
farmers who own medium sized
As regards tho practicability of
the shorter work day It is no more
impossible on ths farm than it ts
anywhere else. There would have to
be a certain allowance made for ths
care of horses and such things, but
for the actual work of the farm
eight hours would be sufficient. In
harvest and seeding overtime could
be paid just as In a rush time In
other trades. In other countries
there is a special rate for harvest,
and the overtime would be no more
than this. Farm laborers must be
brought to feel the need of organisation. Unskilled labor may be hard
to organize but once tbe ball is
started rolling it jioon
very rcapectahlo sbw!
borers were organized wu should not
havo to debate as to whether the
eight hour day was practicable, the
laborers would see to that.
If a farmer is in a position to hitmen, those men have a right to demand that they shall work reasonable hours. Farm work ts by no
meuns light; tt Is monotonous
enough and what go by the name of
chores are often just es hard aa the
routine work of the farm. Milking
ten or fifteen cows ia supposed to lie
a chore, to bo done out of regular
working hours and yet the results
figure up pretty large in the farmers'
The average farm laborer's workday on the best farms is from 12
to 14 hours, 10 hours work In the
field and two to four hours chores.
These hours remind us of the old
factory days and are out of place in
modern civilization.—Exchange.
■     ' o     i
No coarser outrage has been perpetrated upon the working class of
the United States than that of the
arrest, kidnapping and imprisonment
of the officers of tho Western Federation of Miners. Moyer, Haywood
and Pettibone have been held now
for nearly a year without trial, although they have been at all limes
ready to proceed with their defence.
The unspeakable flooding, recently
re-elected Governor of Idaho, says
in his message to thc Lr*gt*0atuiv,
"They are entitled to a fair trial "
Coming as it does from the ehhfi
conspirator in their kidnapping and
unwarranted incarceration in jail f r
nearly a year without trial, the sincerity of this skunk may be _*«lly
m aUeins a
If  ftton la-
J. Edward Bird,    A. 0. Brydoo-Jsck
_ a Rita-Tints. BOLicrroaa. etc.
Tel. 820. P.O. Box, 983.
"m Hastings St. . . Va_r«
first Clnss Bar.       foot-Sent Rooma.
Prices Moderate.
G  A- OKELL, Manager
Bread and Cakes delivered to
Sart of the City.   You can alw«
epend upon our bread.    Try
37 Pandora St        Victoria, B. i
Mtaataciinr tl
;«e SCeetrsIt
C. PETER* K-fi
_________________   ■
rlasd-Msdr Boots sad Shut* to order In
allst***-**   aepa_tns*-*«**j<t.»»..am.,i
It don*.    Stuck  of Maple  rrsiljr-tji»,<„
***** stwsjr* on htud.
tmwmtmmmthn      tattat flutist
1 BURNS & CO. j
HARDWARE ml       J
Second Hand Dealer j
A large and viried as
sortmeht of Healer and
Cook Stoves, at bedrock prices.
Boom Chain, snd Ledgers' Tools a Specialty.
New Iron Beds from
X Hardware, Junk and Furniture.
VMCMVtr, I. 6
l*m*at*wtat*wy I
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I SWAT 1    :*•'.
Stems KlfW-
cm our urae-
jrou csnrwit oMaln.
— \l\m4l
rsestpt of Ostolos
1-T_y_ ■g-?**>i!-u*"*>'"'""*"""
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IM Tm oa*, U***m *m *_m.M tm •»
|-*»"«nli» rim  wirti!hms mm* t» w*-r
P.O.BSS 40*1
^^^^^^^^^   u.n.A
l+o+\^ Xmi**t$w "10S-si-f
United Hatters of Rorth America
When you are buying a FUB HAT sss te «
that the Genuine Union Label Is eswsd in »•   »
a retailer has loose labels la    bis possession an i
otters to put one In a hat for you, do not P')-ro  *
him.   LOOM   labels In rettOl stores are munwtow*'
*m._ .....i.. i*.__-    t_i_,i    i- «_rf„r_ira on '"-"
Ths genuine Union   Label    ts perforated
edges, exactly ih same as a postag* stamp
terfclts are some times perforated on thrs«i* « •
and  some  times only on two.   John B. station cc
of Philadelphia, la a non-union concern.
JOHN A. MOl-TIT, President, Orange. N. •>
MARTIN  LAWLOR. Sea*-tMT, «» Warerl, I'kwn
Nsw _er_.
!■■■■■ —Ill  lll'lSH SI
Hii * **.* *n ■ ■'■ »i ■■"■*■ * '  *"'       i
COKE ia an excellent fuel for grates, hall   atovea, furnaces and
cooking atovea, making a clean, bright fire without smoke or dirt.
VancouvBr Gat Company. Ltd. ™w**m**e*mmmmt
They pro    _,„     ,.
tions foreecWThelr attention hy
tho economic trend of thingB. Thoy
are   becoming    inclined    to refrain
i__medLv about It'., -^***#!^•t,'^' ?' *'
!nS»« hit an .mMW****
Liberal, fllmslly distUWd _•*»*!■
cloak of Labor.
■'.rW--'^ ''■ »*- • i *i ,*-* $rt :1!^^^_jS'.'r**'*;
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mrw-m .    rt^«^/fl»y^'f"PTk*ni 'Wi' goldeiF if* at a    ,   .
 iuet them In a business way. |*ob.   Then they will bo In a h—1 ol    >
Buck methods show that Socialists' a fix, I   i


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