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Vgsxokrver, British Coiurnbia, Saturday, Jaittiary 25, 1908.
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Socialist Members Emphasize the Disapproval of the
Workers of the Province of the High Handed Ads of the
Ueutefiant-Governor and the Interests Behind Him.
Th Socialist members of tbe Leg-
lalature at least have not been .low
in expressing Ibeir condemnation of
the action of Lleut.-Governor Duns-
mulr In withholding his assent to the
Natal Act tost session, and also In
Importing Japanese laborers under
rontrsct. On the opening day the
Irrepressible Jim Hawthorathw.lte
aprung a surprise on the House by
rising and asking for the suspension
of the rule* for the consideration of
a matter of grave importance.
Speaker Chert* wished to know
what the matter   wac,    and
ed to come by promises
Government agents    the
would be made good. While he could
hold out no Immediate hope of Gov- i
ernment work for the men, he gave i
the comforting assurance    that the
C. P. R. was about to let contract*
for the grading and construction of
ters must Inevitably tend to destroy
such confidence as the people of thl.
province have In constitutional and
responsible government;
Therefore, be It Resolved,    That
this House emphatically    condemns
sll such   unconstitutional    proceedings and hereby appeals to the Governor-General of this Dominion    to
| Investigate Into all of the aforesaid
matter* and charges, and should the
facts prove to be as stated In this
resolution,    dismiss   forthwith    the
Honorable James Dunsmulr from tbe
made    by {office of    Lieut-Governor    of    the
promises I Province of British Columbia.
The operators bave already
represented tbe miners, which
point In favor of the totter.
fluence them they should do so at
once and in a manner fitting the offense. * * * This clap-trap about
treason and forswearing allegiance
Is nothing new. Americans sre not
guilty of either offense. There is
no treason until overt acts are committed. Tbe operators must prove
that tbe miners are traitors and
anarchists. Their unsupported assertion Is worthless.—Harrlsburg.
Pa., Star-Independent.
According to capitalist papers the
drunken orgies Indulged in on New
Year's by tbe swell women of New
York was something great. In all
the fashionable hotels and cafes they
were scattered promiscuously about
the premises in various stages of
mis-' beastly Intoxication. Their slightly
to a leas drunken lords and masters in
They j many cases experienced much diffi-
the B. A N. extension    to Aibernl, ['        ~   "     —'I
and the men could get work    there |«»torted the truth when they asked (culty in sorting their personal, fem-
for a time i    at f*der*' ir°°P* be aent to Gold-^niue baggage from the job-lot that
' |!fleld.   Now they go farther, and in a . boose had cast into the same pile.
While this was not altogether sat- ,ong eg^^jestton to tbe cotnmis- In many Instances the wrong goods
isfactory, Mr. Hawthornthwaite was g|on wh,ch WM ^ ,o lnveMlgmte'were carted away, the mistake not
gratified to hear the next day tk«t ;tj,e»trike they declare that the West-!belag discovered until the next day.
Haw- I hi. representations had borne fruit. efn Federmtlon „ an or,MlMtlon ot '-This, however, is an unimportant
thornlhwalte promptly handed up .,„„. the Executive had telegraphed !„,„„,„,,„„ and „„„«,, that lu of_ raatter. It was no particularly radi-
bl. resolution setting forth his res*- to tbe Government agent at Nanalmo flcer, N pr08ecuted for crlmIna, wn.
ons and calling on the House to ro-   ,„ ** what could be done to help |.^ an<J   ^  ,he  Federa,   Ooy.
quest  the Governor-Gcneral    to In-  ,„„ men out. |ernn]ent ^ „„,, for the dlg80,u.
tcatlgate tbe mau«r. and If the facts j    Th<?r,, are mMy ln)portarit „,„,,„„ !uoB of ^ un|on     ,f ,he comm,8.
..re proved as stated to dismiss Mr. jl() comp ^tore the Legislature this j.ioners hsve not already    rebuked
Dunsmulr, cocked hat and all.
Speaker Rtwis   hedged It ot by wW j^mmt,tMng   ,0 My about
session and no doubt the Socialists jtbe operators for this attempt to In-
cal departure from tbe usual custom prevalent among tbe "better
classes," even when sober. These
orgies were by no means vulgar, as
the participants got drunk on wine,
hlgb-priced wine at that.
True to Its Instincts Boundary Mining Company Exhibits the
Savage Traits of the Capitalist Beast Upon Every Occasion When Its Feast of Blood Is Threatened.
No doubt a statement of present I condescended to send a communica
conditions in the Boundary District  tion to each union offering to meet
committees,  but stating
laying that be did not consider It a
matter of sash grave Importance aa
to Interfere with the constitutional
praetim nt ffcir Inuuwe, mm* wste as a
further excuse that on the opening
day It had alwaya been the custom to
do the ordinary formal business and \
Hawthornthwaite said he did not
think the business of the session J
■houtd proceed at all if members
were to be denied their ordinary
privilege, and amid cheers from tbe
gallery, challenged the Sneaker* derision and ap|>caled to the House.
The motion to Introduce the resolution was of course voted down,
only Hawthornthwaite. Mclnnls and
Oliver votfng for it. Parker William* was absent on the opening day.
and Oliver voted with the Socialists
a* a matter or principle, holding that
the Speaker had no right to rule a
resolution out of order without giving authority for It.
Hawthornthwaite *aya he will
bring the resolution up again, and
It I* quite evident that the laat has
not yet been heard of this matter
Another unusual feature or the
opening ceremonies, which the 80-
! dalle's started last year and repented this, was that Meair*. Hawthornthwaite and Mclnnls remained seated all the time the Lieut.-Governor
was in the House, though all other
members stood up, while beneath the
shadow of hla cocked bat the Coal
liaron waddled nervously through
the Speech from the Throne.
On the second day of the session
Hawthornthwaite brought up another matter which surprised the
House a little. It was Just when
I'remler McBride, after a barren afternoon of arid speeches on the address In reply to the Speech from the
Throne, was moving the adjournment of tbe House thst the member
'or Nanalmo rose, snd stated that he
had Just received a letter stating
lhat the Protection mine at Nanalmo
had been closed Indefinitely, while
the Brechin mine had laid off a
number of Its men. so that about
250 men had been thrown out of
work altogether. He pointed out
that most of these men   were   eml
moat of them. Among the bills fore- j
shadowed Is the Natal Act to be pass- j
ed again, a bill to provide for a Pro- !
viifcto) t'utverntty. an Irrigation Bill, j
the creation of a new Ministry of
Public Works, and other matter*.
Following 1* tbe motion ruled out
by Speaker Eberts, but introduced
again by Mr. Hawthornthwaite on
.Monday last:
Whereas, during the last session
of thl* House, a bill was introduced
intituled "An Act to Regulate Immigration into British Columbia,"
with the object and Intent of preventing a further Influx into this
province of "backward races," notably certain of the subjects of His
Imperial Majesty the Mikado of
Japan; and
Whereas the said bill, as amended, successfully passed through the
various stage* in this Legislature,
waa supporter: by the members of
tbe Executive Council at that time
present, and was enacted, so far as
it lay In the power of the members
of thla Legislature; and
Whereas the Honorable James
Dunsmulr, Llcut.-Govemor of this
province, refused to assent to the
passage of said bill; and
Whereas the Hon. Richard Mc-
Brtde, Premie* of Hrltlsh Columbia,
has publicly staled that the Lleut.-
Governor was not advised by his
Government to refuse to give hi* ns-
sent to Kiiid bill: and
Whereas It has transpired during
an investigation by the Deputy Minister of Labor, SUcKenxle King,
acting under Instructions from the
Dominion overnment. Into the cause*
and nature of the extraordinary immigration of Japanese laborers into
this province, that the Honorable
James Dunsmulr, In his private capacity as an operator of coal mines
In this province, had, on or about
the time of the passage of *ald bill,
entered Into a contract with the Canadian Nippon Company, of Vancouver, to procure five hundred Japanese coolies for exploitation In his
coal mines; and
Whereas the passage of the afore-
Worfctngmen of the District Called Upon to Get in Line for the
Fray Between the Enslaved victims of Capitalism and
Their Conscienceless Exploiters and Oppressors.
Fernle, B. C,
Jan. 11, 1908.
Comrades and Fellow Workers:
We should by this time be fully
awake to the fact that independent
political action by the working class
is absolutely essential for our social
welfare. By independent action I
mean action apart from all such as
may be necessary to conserve any Interests other than those of the working class. Hitherto we have used our
franchise for the purpose of electing
capitalists or their tool* to our lawmaking bodies. Such persons have
no economic affinity with the wage-
earner. They have never placed upon
the statute books laws intended to
better the conditions of the "wage-
earners, except they have done so
from fear of a popular uprising or
for party purposes, and even then
the executive and Judicial machinery
of government have ever stood ready
to nullify their action. They have
placed a premium upon anarchy and
murder and have fostered conditions
that make for graft and corruption
until modern civilisation has become a synonym for all that Is low,
rotten, mean and vile. By pie-crust
promises, equivocal language and
bare-faced lying they have repeatedly deceived and betrayed us. From
cur Tes made and substantiated in
th Dominion House, and from
«spaper reportB we are Justified in
believing many of them to be of im
moral character, intemperate habits
and vicious disposition, therefore
unfit to represent anything that could
Kranu f"rom tbTnorth" of TBngland. Iaaid bill would f^M^JJg
who had  been Induced to come t»kdt^'!Tr%?iB^
this province    of the lauorers
Canada by representations made by
•Kents of the Provincial Government
■mong others, and it was therefore
"P to them to open up roads or provide some means of relief.
Premier McBride smoothly replied
that he did not think agents of the
Government would be guilty of making, misrepresentations, though he
admitted that they had been doing
their best to get people to come to
the country,   If any bad been Induc
aforesaid; nnd
Whereas the Lleut.-Governor has
not acted In this matter In accordance with constitutional practice. In
refusing hi? assent to the enactment
or snltl Mil without tho advice of his
responsible ministers, and has further
laid himself o|>en to grave suspicion
a„ to the reasons that Induced him
to refuse his assent to said bill; and
Whereas his a<-'Uo« ln the80 mat"
properly lay claim to decency. They
have been instrumental In appropriating for themselves and the
class they represent, all of the resources of the land and the machinery of production, thug leaving the
working class practically a class of
In view of all this we maintain
that It would be absolute folly to
continue this course, and understanding that side by side with Industrial
progress, there is necessarily developing from obvious cnuses a proletariat, that is a working class,
which Is physically, morally and In
tellectually the superior of the so-
called upper classes. It therefore
behooves us to choose from our own
class those whom we consider best
able to represent us in  parliament.
In order to do so we must have
concerted action.
We, Fernle Local No. 17, Socialist
Party of Canada, believing that some
one must take the initiative, and
having on hand the views of a number of labor organisations of this vicinity, herewith desire to suggest that
a convention be called at Moyie by
the wage-earners of the Kovrsnays
on Feb. 14th, 1908, for the purpose
of adopting a platform nominating
a candidate, and mapping out a plan
of campaign for the coming Dominion elections.
We subjoin for your earnest consideration the platform of tbe Socialist Party of Canada:
1. The transformation, as rapidly us possible, of capitalist property
In the means of wealth production
(natural resources, factories, mills,
railroads, etc.), into the collective
property of tho working class.
2. Tbe democratic organisation
and management of Industry by the
3. The establishment, as speedily
as possible, of production for use instead of production for profit.
The Socialist Party, when in office, shall always and everywhere,
until the present system is abolished,
make the answer to this question
its guiding rule of conduct: Will this
legislation advance the interests of
tbe working-claBS and aid the workers
in their class struggle against capitalism? If It will, the Socialist
Party is for it; if it will not, tbe Socialist Party is absolutely opposed
to it. '
In accordance with this principle
the Socialist Party pledges Itself to
conduct all the public affairs placed
in its hands in such a manner a* to
promote the interests of the working
class alone.
Fraternally yours,
Organiser of Local No. 17, S. P. of C.
of B. C. and what led up to them
will be of Interest to tbe readers of
The Clarion.
The Granby Company—the largest company operating in this province—wishing to take advantage of
prevailing conditions by reducing
wages, but at the same time wishing
to evade the operation of the Industrial Disputes Investigation Act, commonly called the Lemieux Act, discharged its employees and shut down
Its mines and smelter, between Nov.
10th and 15th. This act provides
for thirty days' notice of any Intended change In wages or conditions of employment from either
side, during which time either party
can call for an Investigation Board,
and during the sitting of which,
neither party can make any changes
or cause a strike or a lockout..
As stated above, the company got
around this by discharging its employees and shutting down. This
same act does not leave a loophole
for the workers, and should they get
an Investigation Board, It does them
no good because even if their own
representative is class-conscious,
they will have two of the three members of the board against them, as
the recent award in the case of the
Moyie miners and the Canadian Consolidated Company proves. This act
is one of the most infamous pieces of
legislation ever passed by a capitalist government to more completely
subjugate the working class, but of
course the workers cannot expect
their enemies to "represent" them in
the legislatures.
On Dec. 4th the company posted up
the old wage scale in force prior to
May last, and notices to the effect
that any one   desiring   employment
could apply on the morning ot Dec.
7th.    Previous to this time,    whenever the company or its employees
desired any change in conditions of
employment, negotiations    had    always been carried on through    the
unions of Grand Forks and Phoenix.
Upon this occasion the company saw
fit to Ignore them entirely, their object no doubt being to see how many
men would break their    obligations
and quit the W. F. of M„ by applying
for work.    Mr. Graves, of Spokane,
the  vice-president  of    the    Granby
Company,   proclaimed     through  the
capitalist   press   that    the     Granby
would resume operations under the
reduced wage scale on Dec. 7th and
would   blow   in   several   furnaces  a
few  days later.    The  presidents of
the two  unions  sent  telegrams    to
these papers, stating that the report
that the Granby would resume operations on the date    mentioned    was
absolutely false.    We    were    afterwards informed by the manager, Mr.
Hodges, that Mr. Graves    was filled
with righteous Indignation at the action of  these  two   men   In  sending
those telegrams, which he said ln effect called him a liar.    Events since
that time have proved that while he
may not have been a liar, he certainly did not know what he was talking
about, while on the other hand those
men did. as only four members of
Grand Forks union, and not one of
Phoenix union accepted    the    company's invitation to turn traitor to
their organisation and scab when the
whistles blew at the mines and smelter on Saturday    morning, Dec. 7th.
Things drifted along for about ten
days, the company In the meantime
succeeding In obtaining a few scabs
to unload coke.   The manager then
that    he
would not discuss the wage scale at
all, as it was tbe only scale under
which the company would   operate,
but that there were probably other
matters to discuss.    When the committees met Mr. Hodges, the manager informed them that be would
not discuss anything unti' a vote was
taken by the men to decide whether
they would accept the reduced wag-*.
or not.    Tbe committee's efforts to
find out whether the   company   intended to discriminate against tbe active members of the union, as had
been reported, produced nothing but
a heated discussion in the course of
which this manager made the threat
that what had happened in Cripple
Creek and the Coeur d'Alenes,    and
what was happening    in    Goldfield
could happen here.   Again when one
of the committee while talking about
discrimination warned him    to    be
careful that he did not come in contact with our  laws,  be contemptuously replied: "What do we care for
your laws?    We can buy law." This,
together with the way in which the
company, while not breaking the letter, certainly broke the spirit of the
law, in shutting down    previous    to
cutting wages should    be sufficient
to prove that it Is the mineowners'
organizations that are  lawless, and
not the Western Federation of Miners.
This manager also told the committees that they had no business
talking Socialism in the union meetings, and bitterly attacked them for
using their influence with the membership to elect a Socialist in this
riding last February. He said we
had no right to talk politics in our
meetings. Of course be meant working class politics.
The wage scale was put to a vote,
and turned down, but considering
the action of Rossland and Butte,
and the award of the Board of Arbitration betweeu the Moyie miners
and the Canadian Consolidated, the
great army of unemployed, and the
fact that the W. F. of M. had several
hard fights on, both in the courts
and ln the Industrial field, we finally decided to return to work under
the old scale. Six of the eight, furnaces are running at present. The
company has discriminated wholesale against Socialists, and active
members of the union, and also
against some wl»o believed that
their interests were Identical with
their masters. Probably the latter
was intended to whitewash to a certain extent the rest of their dirty
and contemptible work.
The officers of these unions are,
and have been for some time past,
good class-conscious men, who oould
not be "got at" by the company and
because of this terrible crime '.hey
must be got fen rid of. No doub*. It
is the intention of the management
to secure control of these unions at
the next election of officers by getting in a bunch of men that will do
whatever the manager tells them
and pervert the unions from aggressive, class-conscious labor organisation into pure and simple sick benefit societies, whose only function
will be to take care of the men
killed and Injured by the Granby
ln its mad rush for profits. They
have adopted n card system, and If
their spies bear any employee mention Socialism or say anything contrary to the interests of   the   com-
(Continucd on page four) : $
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SATURDAY, JANUARY    25,    1908.
While the toadies, flunkies and
retainers of capital stood upon their
hind legs and with mock awe and
solemnity watched the medieval
flummery of opening Parliament and
delivering a joke called a Speech
from the Throne, the Socialist members at Victoria wisely remained
seated in order to conserve the
strength of their netber limbs for
the purpose of administering lusty
kicks to the capitalist beast during
the rest of the session.
It is high time tbe workers should
lose all reverence for the stale monkey business that ruling classes have
so long indulged in for the purpose
of impressing fools with the magnitude of their power and Importance.
Behind It all lies hidden the law of
the Jungle, tbe fang and the club.
When the Socilaist members remain
seated ln the presence of this par
liamentary fanfarronade and flubdub they demonstrate their knowledge of its farcical character. They
are to be commended for refusing to
participate in, or in any manner
sanction such mockery and pretense.
They evidently realize that the task
set for the working class by the hand
of economic evolution, calls for the
serious and earnest efforts of men,
rather than indulgence in the monkey tricks of court jesters and buffoons. Hasten the day when all
such tom-foolery will be dispensed
The school of experience Is said to
be a dear school, but it Is the only
one ln which mankind will or can
learn anything.    With the average
man the experience must be bitter in
the extreme and long continued before he will abandon   his   previous
habits or depart from oiti e«,i..Mlsh-
ed customs.    Just now the workt. -;
class is receiving a most drastic lesson In the school    of    experience.
Hundreds of thousands of them are
out of employment,    and   suffering
the many privations and discomforts
that this implies, because the present masters of industry cannot see
their way clear to profitably employ
them.    This condition arises solely
from the present system of property
in the means of wealth production,
and out of the purpose for which
■ production must be carried on under it.    The purpose   of   capitalist
production is profit.    The products
must be disposed ot at a price in advance of their cost.   This implies a
market in which they may be sold.
If at any time the market should
fall short of the requirements a halt
most be called to production.    This
means that the labor force must be
reduced by laying off some of the
workers.   Then the most pronounced
and glaring evil    of capitalist rule
expresses itself in the misery and
suffering that spreads like a plague
throughout the, rankB of the workers.    A   cry   of   distress Is heard
throughout the length   and breadth
of the land.    Though they were actuated by tbe best of motives it to
absolutely Impossible for capitalists
and their defenders to offer a solution for tbe difficulty, without destroying their own ayatem of property and overturning    in their en
tirety, those social institutions which
conserve and defend it.
In the suffering and misery of
the workers consequent to the operation of capitalist industry, and its
inability to at all times assure them
steady and remunerative employment, is afforded the experience
necessary to compel the workers
eventually to break th« ru'a of capital and thus set free the means of
production to all men alike.
The suffering of the workers during these times of Industrial depression is the price the working
class must pay for remaining in allegiance to a system of property that
has outlived its usefulness, and can
no longer conserve the needs of human kind. It is the price, or a part
of tbe price, they must pay for their
enslavement. It is only when it becomes actually unbearable, when it
becomes beyond human power to
longer tolerate, that tbe workers
will rise in their might and sweep
it out ot existence.
The present era of hard times and
misery is but a repetition of numerous similar eras that have preceded It. Each in Its turn has been
the administration ot a drastic lesson
to the workers and yet no more so
than the ■ occasion requires. The
present period will prove the most
severe, prolonged and drastic on
record. May it prove so emphatically so as to make a further repetition
of the schooling unnecessary.
Wise, indeed, is he who can profit by the experience of others and
thus avoid uncomfortable experience
for himself. While there Is here and
there an individual so constituted,
the fact remains that the vast majority can draw no lesson except
from experience and even then it
must be bitter and oft repeated.
Fortunately for human progress and
the advancement of civilization, the
economic forces that underlie human society and compel Its growth
and development, will continue to
afford the conditions requisite for
tbe schooling of the workers and
making them fit for the task in hand,
the overthrow of capital and Its
accursed production for profit.
Though the school of experience be
a dear one It Is worth the price. Its
teachngs alone will force tbe solution of all problems that arise to
perplex humanity in its march along
the pathway of progress to a higher
and better civilization.
foresting for the legislative retainers
of the powers that be. Under the
leadership of the irrepressible Hawthornthwaite they' are after the
Dunsmuir scalp with a vengeance.
See next Issue for full reports.
w»   1»M.
wages of other mine workers    not
parties to the dispute In question.
This Convention further   protests
agalnat the award on the grounda of
its injustice, for since it was admitted by all parties to the proceedlnga
that the cost of living bad Increased
Another huge strike ln the ship- *rom ten to twenty-five per cent, thl*
building trades in tbe Tyne district,Bottrd 0# Arbitration not only made
to threatened.   A reduction in wageslnejtner    provision nor recommends-
is the cause. Even the British work-
mule gets balky when his ordinarily generouB feed allowance Is shortened.
District   Association No. 6 In Convention   at  Greenwood   Adopts
Pointed    Resolutions    and
Dispatches Much
It is a mistaken notion that the
workingman thinks with his head.
There is nothing to it. There is, also,
nothing In it. The only thinking he
does to with his belly. When It is
full he thinks he to the only real
thing on earth. When It Is empty
he thinks only of how to fill It, regardless of the quality of the filling.
Were it not for his belly he would-
be not only without brains, but without a place to put them, if he had
At Nanaimo tbe mines are all but
cmpletely closed. In the Crow's
Nest region some hundreds of men
have been laid off. Some of the coal
camps have been nearly wiped off
the map. The Boundary District is
on the "bum," to use a slang expression. All of which goes to show
that the hard times are over and
"confidence" has been completely
restored. Capiltlist papers please
Sandon, B
Jan. 14,
Editor Western Clarion.
Dear Comrade: I am enclosing
copies of resolutions passed at the
last convention (annual) of District
Association No. 6, Western Federation of Miners, held at Greenwood,
B. C, Jan. 1st, 2nd( 3rd and 4th,
1908. These resolutions we would
like you to publish in The Clarion
or as many of them as you may think
Briefly, and it must be briefly, as
tbe mail closes in ten minutes. The
convention was the best ever held
by the district. The attendance was
larger than at any previous convention, and the business conducted with
credit and dispatch. Frat. Delegates
Peter Patterson of the United Mine
Workers of America, and Edgar Mason of the Nelson Local, I. W. W.,
were also there and took part in the
deliberations. The new officers of
the association are Charles Bunting
of Grand Forks , president; B. E.
Taylor of Moyie, vice-president, and
A. Shilland of Sandon, secretary-
treasurer. The next place of meeting Is Moyie, B. C.
A Conservative member of the
Ottawa House has Introduced a bill
intended to do away with crooked
practices and corrupt methods In the
manipulation of elections. As It is
not a matter of record that the Conservatives bave at all times been as
pure aa angels In this respect. It
looks like another case wherein
"Satan rebuketb sin."
Although the financial and Industrial conditions have not, as yet, fully regained the satisfactory status
of the days when prosperity was at
flood tide, there is little to complain
of in the situation. Only 60 per cent
of the steel workers in the Pittsburg
district are now unemployed. Their
outlook for the future Is most cheerful and satisfactory.
One of the most dangerous signs
of tbe times is the increasing lack of
respect for "law and order," and Its
wise and "jenefllclent paraphernalia.
Only the other day a deep-dyed vll-
llan made his escape from the Vancouver branch'of that most glorious
British Institution known as tbe
"chain gang."
The Socialist    members    lu    tbe
Provincial House are making it in-
Report of Committee on the Lemieux
We, your special committee appointed by the Tenth Annual Convention of District Association No. 6. W.
F. of M., to consider the report upon
"The Industrial Disputes Investigation Act, 1907," beg to recommend
the adoption of the following resolution:
Whereas, The Industrial Disputes
Investigation Act—commonly called
the Lemieux Act—was made law by
the Dominion Parliament without
giving the workers sufficient time to
examine Its provisions and express
their approval or disapproval of the
same, and
Whereas, A careful consideration
of the operation of the Act and the
awards of the Boards of Conciliation
and Arbitration constituted under it,
proves that the measure is detrimental rather than beneficial to the Interests of tbe working class, and
Whereas, whilst it prevents the
worker from ceasing work as a
body In an effort to Improve his condition, the employer can evade the
operation of the act by closing down
his property prior to an attempt being made on his part to reduce the
wages of his employees, aa was clearly shown by the recent action of the
Granby Co. in the Boundary district
of British Columbia.
Therefore be It resolved, that we,
the delegates in attendance at this
Convention recognise In this act another Instrument in the hands of
the employing class for the subjugation of the working class, and we
therefore press for Its repeal.
Wm. Davidson,   ex-M. L. A.;    John
Mclnnls. M. L. A.:  B. E. Taylor,
Chas.  Bunting.    Peter  Patterson,
Fraternal Delegate, UnUlted Mine
Workers of America.
Resolved, that we, the delegates
In attendance at this, the Tenth Annual Convention of District Association, No. 6, W. F. of M., protest
against tbe decision of the Arbitration Board In the case of the Moyie
Miners' Union and The Consolidated
Mining and Smelting Co. of Canada
on tbe grounds that in tbe last analysis it continues to allow the old
law of labor supply and demand to
regulate the wage scale with the additional disadvantage that the Immediate result of this award ia an authority to the St. Eugene mine management to reduce the wages of the
men employed at Moyie.
This Convention further protests
against the action of the Board of
Arbitration In recommending that
the several scales banded down by
them be made general within tbe
mining districts of tbe province, thua
using their position to reduce   tbe
tlon for an Increase in wagea commensurate with even the lowest uncontested ratio of Increase in ' the
cost of living, but actually recommended a reversion to a scale of
wages less In some instances than
the schedule formulated to meet living condition* thnt existed eight
yeara ago.
Whereas, The Dominion and Provincial Governments are at the present time assisting immigration Into
Canada and particularly the Province
of British Columbia, in effect acting
aa agents for the large corporations
operating in this country, and
Whereas. The effect of this policy
is to reduce the wages and lower the
standard of living of the working
class, and
Whereas. The Lleut.-Governor of
the Province ot British Columbia has
violated the pledges of his office by
using the same to advance his private interests, by his refusal to assent to the Natal Act, and by contracting to bring Asiatics into British Columbia In violation of the letter and spirit of existing legislation,
Whereas, His unreasoning antagonism toward organized labor makes
It impossible for him to deal out
even the commonest justice to a
large section of tbe citizens of the
Therefore. Be It Resolved, That
we, the delegates to tbe Tenth Annual Convention of District Association No. 6. W. F. of M., protest*
against the Immigration policy of tbe
Dominion and Provincial Governments, and
Be it further Resolved, That we
condemn the actions of Lieutenant-
Governor Dunsmulr. resent his attitude toward organized labor and
consider him unfit for the present
position and Incapable of discharging the duties Incident to so high an
Resolved. That this, the Tenth
Annual Convention of District No. 6.
express Its continued confidence in
John Mclnnls, Parker Williams and
Jas. H. Hawthornthwaite, the Socialist members In the Provincial Parliament of British Columbia.
Resolved, That we request the Socialist members of the Provincial
Legislature to bring to the notice of
the Provincial Board of Health the
matter of sanitary Inspection of the
boarding houseg^in and around the
mines, mills and smelters of the
province, and If It be necessary, to
bave legislation placed on the statute books that will effectively deal
with this question.
Whereas, The machinery of production has reached such a degree
of efficiency that It Is possible for
the workers to produce sufficient to
satisfy the wants of society with a
shorter work  day.
Therefore. Be It Resolved, That
we, the delegates In attendance at
the Tenth Annual Convention of District Association No. 6, Western
Federation of  Miners,  demand  the
Grand Kecks, whero aa enterprise of
thla description la In auccesful operation.
Report of Committee on President's
Addrees, Paragraph 0.
In respect of paragraph 9 of the
President's address, dealing with the
Institution of a home for our aged,
sick and Indigent members, your
committee would recommend that an
assessment be levied and tbe amount
so realized form the nucleus of a
fund for this purpose, but before
final action be taken by this convention, your committee would further
recommend that the question In the
above form be submitted to the local
unions for a referendum vote.
power la producing ror ,», M
the thin,, they require rZT
get them. If at all. by the pro ^
exchange, and. their labor-po*! *
ing their only saleable effecto th
necdmU*t "" t0 °bU'n Wh« 2
The Remedy,
Thr remedy for thl. state of ,,
fairs should be manifest e,lou.h ''
produce wealth for their nan,
the workers must own the raHll, "
wealth production, the mines, WU|
factories and workshops and th(1 '
tural resources. To r«turn to i,d,"
vidua) production, to nilU(, ^'
worker tbe owner of hi, own m^n,
of wealth production i„ M impoilUj|
as it la undesirable. \0 other cour*
then is open but to make the mew,
of wealth production th« ceUasth.
property of the producer, ao ,u,
every worker should be entitle ,0
the full product of hi* toll, that |,
the full equivalent of the aoctai \t^tt
he haa expended.
The class ownership of the n^j,
of wealth production, which mi,
exploitation possible b*-tn« ,4u,
abolished, exploitation peases iB.
possible, for the workers cant** n.
plolt themselves, the ciaj* h* ^
broken down and < lasiwa dla*Mw
As no one can longer live bj n.
plotting others, all must become»»
ful workers, must fulfill some «♦<•!»:
function In society. Society imiaj
to its proper function, tbe mhui ar»
dertlon of wealth for aortal aw.
The  Mrth.nl.
The method by which thl* *t«i u
to be attained should be a* mntim
aa the remedy. Were the aotleri
Individually or in a body to memut
rem If he starves, it to true' tbatjto lake poaseealon of the bmsm of
charitable persons make somewhat i wealth production, they *■,■:,: ua
strenuous efforts to keep him alive, ] themselves face to fu< ■■ mVk 'It po-
but this Is an unwarranted Interference, military and naval form last
ence with Nature's Laws and the!In to say with the rnprsaHii ;.,v-:«
Divine Will. The course of Evolu- J of the government The Gorrrti-
tlon if left to Itself would by a pro- ment   then   U  the  Inatntartai that
We have aeen that there exist in
society two classes, one of which exploits the other by means of the
wage system;; by compelling them
to sail aa a commodity tbelr labor-
power, tbe labor-power which, applied to raw materials, alone can
produce wealth, they rob them of
all right or title to the wealth they
produce, reducing them to a condition of alsvsry even more merciless
than that of ths chattel slaves, who,
while they, under a somewhat different system, did the very same thing,
that to produced, for their maatera,
wealth to which they themselves had
no claim, bad. yet, a more secure
foothold upon their livelihood. In
that they, being valuable property,
had to be fed whether there was
work for them to do or not. unlike
the modern wage-slave who need
only be fed while at work and can be
left to tide over a period of unemployment as best he may. Being nobody's property, it to nobody's con-
It 1. clear, therefore  thi.7T*~
workers, lacking the ;awL?r the
and machinery   0f £1™"*
'—'» '« utilize   ZT'^
impossible to
enactment of a universal Eight-Hour pork' b**f' etc" "° ne CODV«rU
cess of natural selection produce. In
the long run, a type of wage-slave
that wo»!<< endure long periods of
starvation   with  perfect  easaalmlty
Tbe quel's:: naturally arises, by
what mean* is the master class enabled to compel the workers to sell
their labor-power Instead of using
It themselves to produce those things
that they require?
The answer is simple enough. It
must be remembered thst to produce
wealth not only Is labor-power necessary, but also raw materials, and.
ln the present advanced atage of *o-
clal production, the complex machinery of production and transportation.
And these thing* are the property
of the Boaster clan*.
Of course, there are raw materials
and machinery of production that
the master class do not actually
possess. The farmers, for Instance,
apparently own the raw materials
and machinery that they use; but
this ownership Is more spparent than
real. The master class own the elevators snd railroads and thereby
control the marketing of the farmers' product. By virtue of his apparent ownership of hla farm and
Implement* tbe farmer la more severely exploited than he would be
otherwise, he works harder and longer hours because be thinks he to
working for himself. Really be Is a
slave working for his masters. Just
aa be sometimes feeds his grain to
stock and thus sells It converted into
Report of Committee   on    Co-oper-
atlvely-Owned Store*.
We, your committee on co-operation would recommend that each locality open a retail co-operative store
on the Roehdale aystem, and whilst
we appreciate all that baa been said
In favor of distributing centres, we
■till believe that the aucceaa of the
movement depends largely on each
locality showing the true co-operative spirit and starting Its own store,
then later on establishing distributing centres in each of the following
The Crow's Nest District,
The Slocan,
Nelson and Roaaland,
The Boundary District,
but first In the opinion of your committee, must come the retail store,
then afterwarda to supply the needs
that their establishment will create,
the Co-operative-Owned Wholesale
House will come Into existence.
Your committee would recommend
that localltlea wishing to atart a
store of thla kind communicate with
labor-power into farm produce and
sells It In that form. What he really
receives to the saarket price of bis
labor-power, that to, hto living.
It to therefore not necessary that
the master claaa should possess sll
the rsw material, and machinery of
production. Bo long a. they posses,
some vitally necessary part of It tbey
can control the rest. So long as they
can come In somewhere between
the producer and the consumer they
can command the product. And the
tree test of ownership to control.
So that virtually tbe master class
owns absolutely all the machinery
of wealth production and every laat
bit of raw material In exlatence.
keep* the master rlaa* In |«>«»e«i)Q!>
It logically followa that the Covert
meat to tbe Instrument whereby the?
can be ousted out of their poaacatiM
To the raptarv ot the power* ul
governance.!, fln-tr-lore, mint the
worker* beaarl thHr ewrrgr TUt
they must have, no matter to *tot
mean* or »t how great a ro*t Wb»r»
the ballot wilt acrve. by thf bailoi.
where the ballot will not nerve, »f
force of arm* If oecwwary
That will be tbe Revolution, nt
peaceful or bloody, |t suti ix-cettart-
ly be a political revolution in (««
what else a revolution could 1* a
hard to concelvr it pJ only bri
revolution that the prdlitcal U*m ol
a society can change a rtvohttbt
that I* the culmination of gra4ul
and  hardly  s»rrrptlWe ..volution i»
Its economic ninartur..
One can only conclude by reluming the all-Importance to the waters of an understanding of stssn*
tlon. the cause of all IRSif mU^i*
Let the militant Boetaltot arm himself with a thorough onatsiwMaswl
of this that he may dominate It
smong his fellow-»lsve» One bring
tbe workers to s resliM'!'"1 ef **
position in society, of «t>°** >o1" lt
Is that I* chsflng tacit IbMWJJ
and why it is there, and they may *
safely relied on to carry out dull
historic mlMton. fr»rle»»l>. un»m-
latlngly,  mercllewly
On this string ws cannot harp R*
for the eiess-strtiggia
nly by a eh*
a prewar*
lftVed  rondHW
waged successfully
conscious    proletariat.
conscious of It* ensli
and determined, not to ^ner
condition, but to abolish U
Other method* of proptgan" ■
broader moremart «
,re thW
give us s
"greater popularity." but
tblnga worth the price."   Aft" »
la upon a revolutionary elector^ ^
muet depend In the long   f,in
carry out the Revolution.   W*
then be our object, and not UW   ^
tlon of  representatives by h°o
by crook,   lt shall profit h j*^
to pawn our principle!" for a W   ^
power, and It Is cowardly «
Dr. Herman F. Titus
Editor Seattle Socialist
Royal Theatre, Sunday, Jan. 26
8 P.M.
This Page Is Devoted to Reports of Executive Committees,
Locate and General Party Matters—Address AH Communications to George Dales, Secretary, Box 836, Vancouver, B. C
Communications were read as below:
From Locals Ladysmlth, Solntula,
Nanalmo, Trail, Ymlr, Cumberland,
Revelstoke, Victoria, Fernle, Phoenix and Comradea Johnson and
pre*-1 O'Brien, Enderby.
Warrants were drawn as follow.:
fl for literature agent. Local Vancouver, |15, January salary, Secretary Geo. Dales.
Regular    meeting    Tuesday, Jan.
31st.  1808.
All members of committee
..nt. Com. Peterson lu the chair.
Minutes    of    preceding    meeting
read and confirmed.
From Locals Evarts and Frank,! Comrades O'Brien and Johnson re-
Alta.; Comradea Stebblngs, Wlnnl|Dort«a' ■ falr <">cces* In starting tbe
peg: Leheney, Coleman: Botly. Co-!Okanagan tour,
halt: Tbornley, Plncher Creek; Dowi Tne matter for proposed leaflet
8. Boone, Me A dam Jet., N. B. Leo|"ubmltted by Comrade* Burrougb
Kngllsh.  Port Arthur;  John Fraser, and Williams, Ladysmlth, to be pub-
Ont. Provincial Committee, and Otto
Jabn, Montreal. Secretary waa Instructed In several particulars.
Warrants were drawn for George
Dales, salary to Jan. 31st. $15; to
Secretary, for postage and expense*,
$«.»«; to E. T. Klngsley, $13. printing 2.000 membership cards and 2,-
000 platform sheets.
By resolution the Secretary was
instructed as under:
To order forthwith the printing of
2,000 copies of Constitution, metal
for which to be retained and purchased by committee.
To forward to Otto Jabn. Montreal. 100 copies of "Western Clarion'' weekly for two months and
.barge to general fund.
To forward to John F. U-heny
supplies requested and instruction*
re the alluatlon.
To open a special Dominion Or-
ganiilng fund and transfer from
general fund $100 to the fame.
Dominion Toar.
From the many approving response* received by the committee In
reapect to sending Dominion Organ-
iter Kingaley and J. II. Hawthornthwaite, M. P. P.. on a tour of propaganda and organisation through
the Dominion, the committee after
full consideration aud aecuring the
consent of both comrade* to undertake the work decided by formal
resolution to prepare for It. feeling
Mured that tbe time i* ripe for
»ui-h effort and that It will receive
the support of the party at every
Montreal,   stamps $10 00
Krart*. Ntstnp*      3  00
Ontario   Executive,   supplies.   25 00
Itshed In the "Western Clarion" and
It* Issue in leaflet form to be considered at next meeting.
The Secretary has received invoice
of Finnish Constitutions with letter
and translations from Comrade N.
Valley, Nanalmo. and expects to
hsve them distributed In a few days.
Nearly all communications from
the Interior report Industrial trouble and greater or lens dispersion of
the "hands" to meet capitalist necessities, but from every point an Increasing confidence in tbe Socialist
remedy and determination to fight
for it on the political field.
Comrades Dales, who I* leaving
Vancouver, resigned his office; accepted and Com. D. C. McKenzie was
elected B. C. Provincial and Dominion Secretary of the party, duties
commencing Feb. 1st.
HevelBtoke,   stamps     and   supplies    $6  10
Nanalmo. stamp* and supplies 12 00
j Vmlr, stamps      5 00
.Vancouver Local, stamp*.... 10 00
Victoria IxM-al. stamps .... 2 00
Com.  Carme,  literature.., .. 25
Phoenix, stamps      5 00
the present and gloomy anxiety for
the future. Signs of intelligent revolt however come from practically
every quarter of the Dominion, and
to crystallze this into intelligent political effort by organization will be
the work of onr comrades.
The scheme involves an expense of
at least $1,000 it carried through In
a way demanded by the situation,
and its importance should appeal to
every comrade in the Dominion. Until a substantial part of the above
sum is in hand the executive will
not feel warranted In starting the
speakers out.
Dates, route and other Information
will be announced ag soon as they
can be fixed.
Canadian comrades! this to our
first national effort. Its success or
failure depends on you. If successful. It will lift the revolutionary proletariat of Canada to its proper and
proportionate rank in the world's
rising army of revolt. If a failure!
—there is no such word as failure In
the lexicons of Socialism. We only
fall as Individuals and the cause still
calls for—and finds—better men.
The fund to open. Send in to
Dominion Secretary D. G. McKenzie
your cash, your promises and your
proposals. On then! with tbe Evangel of Revolt against the bitterest
tyranny that ever oppressed our
race, and made a thousand times
more bitter to the Intelligent by its
utter  Heedlessness.
For the Dominion Executive,
Amounts Received.
Dominion General Fund....$100 00
140  35
B. C.  Provincial accounts for six
'months, ending 31st Dec., 1907:
Leo. English
Local Trail  .
Vmlr, B. C,
Dear Comrade: Please find enclosed quarterly report from Vmlr
Local No. 31 for quarter ending
Dec. 31. 190"; also post office order
for five dollars for due stamps. Our
membership is  low
Editor Clarion.
We have a touch of the real thing
here now. In a few day. there will
be about 400 men out of work. The
boom has bursted st last. There to
no use for us Socialist* to say we
are sorry for it is something we have
been praying for, and I hope this in
dustrial crisis will get so bad that
the worker will be obliged to take a
hold of the machinery of distribution and production to save his own
life. I see by the papers of Nanalmo that the Government is going
to come to tbe rescue of tbe workers.
In fact it has already done so, ln
shape of a tax collector. Today, at
tbe office relieving every one of them
who were getting paid off of three
dollars apiece for poll tax. A large
number of tbe men who are getting
paid off are intending to return to
England;; seeing that the Government of this country is giving everything away to Chinese and Japanese
companies and that, look where they
may for work, everything in the line
of sawmill work and the fishing Industry is in tbe hands of Japs and
Chinese, and tbe C. P. R. pays the
magnificent wage of $1.80 per day
for ten hours a day, which to just
about enough to keep them In rice
ln this country.
I wish every working man had
been listening to tbe remarks of the
Rev. Mr. McLeod of tbe Baptist
Church on Sunday evening last. He
chose for his sermon "Heroes or
Cowards," and he showed where the
working class were cowards to allow
this brutal system to go on. He also
remarked that all these cruelties and
outrages that were committed on the
working class were because they are
cowardly and allowed it to be done
Local Vanconver No. 1, S. P. of C.
The time will soon be here when
now  because so'the  workers    of     Vancouver     will
♦ 38  00
Dominion financial    account    for
year ending 31st Dec.. 1*07:
Receipts $746 20
Expenditures    as    per warrants 481   9.r.
General fund. .
Organization fund
.$453  05
.     72  65
525   70
Ex|ien<lltiires  us     per     warrants $323
Hal.  Jan.   1st.   1908 $202   10
Auditing    Committee—Jas.    Prlt-
chard. J.  Bone.
on hand Jan. 1st. l»og
Auditing Committee.
Regular meeting Vanrouvei Tuesday Jan. Slst. 1908.
Present, every member <*f the
committee snd Organizer B. T.
Klngsley. Comrade Peterson, rhalr-
The Dominion Executive Committee Ib now pledged to the plan of
sending across the continent and to
every organized point In Canada the
two men most fit and representative
of the Canadian Socialist movement,
Dominion Organizer Klngsley and J.
H. Hawthornthwaite. M. P. P.
The necessity for till* step has
been apparent to the Dominion Executive for some time past and become* more urgent with every passing day. We feel that the time U the
most opportune In the history of Socialism in Canada.
Driven by the exigencies of capitalist exploitation the working class
Minutes of previous meeting read'of Canada Is smarting    under    the
and approved. | double lash of physical privation for
a  .    . i I ■ - ■     ■ - -
Workingmen of Canada
If It be your desire ,». It should be) to act intelligently
and with effect In all matters political, you must be supplied
with knowledge from some source.
Without an understanding of the position your class occupies In society, how It has been evolved, nnd bow. by exploitation through the wage-systen, It Is kept In a dependen and
slave condition, no Intelligent or efficient political action Is
Two little books published by the P**^?™**"
Committee, 8. P. of Canada, are designed to furnish yoif with
the Information you need. . '
One 1. The Platform and Constitution of the Boelaltat
Party of Canada, prefaced   by an outline of the   Evolution  of
Human Society. rivmmo
The other Is "SOCIALISM,  REVOLUTION    AND    INTERNATIONALISM'' by Gabriel Devl.le, translated from the French
•by Robert Rives Lamonte.    •
Price 10 cents each of
Dom. Seo'y. Ilox 836,
Vancouver,  B. C.
many of the boys are out of work
and no money to pay dues and a
number bave left camp. My next
report will show you a good Increase
In numbers.
Tbe 8. P. of C. is here to stay. The
strongest men  of    both old  parties
admit as much and    some of them
have already enrolled  with  us.
Yours for freedom,
W.  B. MclSAAC.
Cobalt. Ont..
Jan.  4th,  1908.
Mr.  Geo. Dales, Box  836,
Vancouver, B. C.
Dear Sir and Comrade: Please
send at once full particulars to enable the wage-slaves here to Institute a Local of the 8. P. or C.
We have been on strike for six
months and of course you are acquainted with the revolutionary
principles of the W. F. of M.
However, we feel the necessity of
an organisation    that will bind tbe
members of the community together
who cannot join the union.
An early reply will oblige.
Yours for the Revolution,
Victoria, Jan.
Geo. Dales.
Comrade:    Victoria Local held Its
regular weekly    meeting last Tues-lCare  western  Clarion.
have another opportunity of electing men who will write the law In
their interests.
Before that time comes, however,
there are certain things which must
be done if success is to be attained.
Every worker, if his name is not
on the voters' list, should see that
tt is put on at once or it will soon be
too late, lt does not cost you anything to register, except a few minutes of your time.
Every worker should also see to
It that he helps to make the above
fund what It should be, for you
must remember that no candidate
can be nominated unless a deposit of
$200 is put up. Do not leave It to
the other fellow to do, for "he that
would be free must free himself."
All contributions are acknowledged
in The Clarion; the next report will
be published on Saturday. Feb. 29th.
See that It is a good one.
This fund is for the purpose of
nominating a candidate in the next
general election and for paying other
expenses incidental to a campaign,
such as distributing literature, rent
of balls, etc. The workers of this
city are facing a period of bard
times. Are you going to starve in
silence or are you going tc strike a
blow for your deliverance ? Local
Vancouver No. 1 of the Socialist
Party of Canada awaits your an
There Is danger in delay—so don't
Yours for Immediate action,
Box     S36,
Vancouver, B. C.
day evening, enrolling . three new !
members, making a total of nine for
the present year. Our business
meetings are well attended and every
member earnestly endeavoring to
make the movement a power in the
nation. We have Inaugurated a paper  distributing  brigade,  each   partjp- McQueen
Report of Campaign Fnnd
lo Date.
Previously acknowledged
of the city receiving Its share of attention from the brigade. Another
feature of our propaganda is the
board advertising. A number of respectable looking boards have been
made about five feet long and two
and a half feet wide. One is given
to each comrade, which he takes
home. Whenever a speaker is secured the secretary stumps the details of the meeting upon a sheet of
paper, covering the whole board, and
malls it to tbe different comrades.
He In turn fastens It to his board
and places it in a conspicuous part
of hla neighborhood and is responsible for Its appearance. After the
meeting he takes lt home. We find
this a very effective manner of advertising. I might add In conclusion that Viotorla Local was never
bo much alive in Its history.
Secretary, Box 770.
;C. F. Schroeder      1
J. Robertson	
Sam. Webb	
A. R. Stebblngs (3 mons.)
F. Perry   (for  Dec.)   . .   .
B. J. L	
G. W. C	
J. D     1
R. Jamison     1
A Friend      2
J. G. Morgan	
Dr. Curry     2
.$30 50
1 00
Total    $48 50
Even China has a revolutionary
Socialist movement to add to its
other troubles. The Chinese Socialists are publishing two revolutionary papers in Toklo, Japan. International capital binds the workers
of all lands together In tbeir struggle
for a common purpose.
Just previous to the commencement of last Sunday's propaganda
meeting (Toronto Local), 1 observed some young comrades ln discussion. They were evidently in earnest,
but were very much at cross-purposes.
I listened for a short time and was
just starting to give them a few
pointers when the meeting was
started and I had to subside.
However, tbe need of clearness of
thought that I have often observed
in comrades like the ones I have
mentioned, who I know, as far as one
can know, to be honest ln intention
and desirous of furthering the cause,
was impressed In my mind still more
deeply by this.
It to with no desire to appear as
an "authority" that I am writing
this, but to endeavor to help young
comrades as I have been helped in
the past, notably by Comrade Peel,
who to, to my mind, the clearest
thinker and best exponent of Socialism in Toronto Local, but who has
one great fault, that of excessive
modesty. I hope this tribute to
Comrade Peel will cause no local
comrades to take him as infallible.
No one to. There to too great a
tendency to set a man up on a pedestal merely because he has made, or
bad made for him, a reputation, to
defer to him, to take what he says
for granted without further study.
This to a big mistake and is tbe
cause of endless strife in the movement.
Some glib-tongued orator, such as
Walter Thomas Mills, gets a following, starts some pet scheme or other,
and of course the "Reds" won't
stand for it and a scrap more or less
lengthy takes place, destined to end
in the victory of tbe revolutionists
after a waste of precious time, that
might have been spent in fighting
capitalism directly.
Well, my young comrade, to get
down to my subject, I will start with
this advice: When a new thought
to presented to you, no matter how
obvious, bow reasonable, it may appear to you, do not accept It till you
have thoroughly studied it, and, on
the other hand, do not reject it, however absurd it may seem, until you
bave subjected It to the same test.
This applies to books as well as to
speakers. Take no book as inspired.
Let yonr attitude be critical at all
1 have been enabled to interpret
much that 1 have read in Socialist
literature by my own experience.
Wherever possible apply this test,
which I think the best of all.
Let your paramount idea be: "How
can I equip myself to make plain to
my fellow-workers what is plain to
me?" If you keep this in your mind,
you will not, after becoming familiar
with such terms as "economic determinism, etc.," be working them off
on a crowd at the street corner who
cannot possibly understand them,
but your knowledge will impel you to
use the simplest, most every-day
language at your command and results will be sure to come, though
you yourself may not see them.
This reminds me of some time ago.
after we had been running a class in
economics for a time, one of our
comrades speaking at a street meeting, after pouring out a fluent jumble of words, observed, "That's what
we call 'economic determinism.'"
and the joke, a rather tragic one.
was that It wasn't, nor anything else
In fact. Moral: Don't try to tell
more than you know. If anything,
keep a little in reserve.
The foregoing savors of generalization, but It seems to me to rover
some important thoughts or I would
not have written it. Taking for
granted that your desire is to educate your fellow-worker to the truths
of Socialism, the question is, Dow-
will you go about It? Well, what
started you on the road? It's more
than likely you, yourself, feel the
pinch of capitalism in some way and
so became a ripe subject for some
propagandist. Having embraced the
bare principles of Socialism, in your
new-found enthusiasm, you Immediately set out to prove to your fellow-
worker that Socialism is RIGHT.
And here you make your first mistake, pretty early in the game, isn't
it? But don't let that discourage
you; we've ALL made that mistake.
Now we will see why lt Is a mistake.
The fellows you have been working
on have got their Ideas of right and
wrong from Institutions controlled
by the master class, from parents
who got theirs In the same way;
Ideas which have been Inbred
through long ages of servitude.
These Men Have Capitalistic Mind*.
You have heard this before, perhaps. Well, you hear it again now.
It's up to you to REALIZE it. And
Take notice, that 30 day* after date. I,
J. H. Ley, of Vancouver, B.C.,occupation
Miner, intend to apply for a leafe for a
atone quarry on Blind Bay, Nelson Island
as follows: Commencing at a pot: planted
on the shore line dire, tly opt osite Hardy
Island, thence East too chains, 1hence
South 10 chains, thence We it about 100
chains, thence along shore line to point
of commencement.
Dated Dec. 30, 1907.
J. H. LEY.
60  YEARS'
*       n»ai CcewortTS Ac
•ant free.
. Urooel
taken {kronen if turn
Scksttiie flartrkm
mnvtraledwaeMr.  Lanjaat
t ectnnuno Jonrnat   Tama .
raw, pomace prepaid.   SoM
NOTICE is hereby giveu that, 30 day*
nf'er date I intend to apply to tbe Hon.
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Work*
for a license to prospect for roal and petroleum on the lands in Township 2, Rupert District, Vancouver Island, described as follows:—Commencing at a post
planted at thf % post between Sections
10and ii, in Township 2. Rupert District
and marked- E. L. Kinuisn; N.E. Cor.,
thence South 80 chains; tbence West 80
chains; thence North 80 chains; thence
East 80 chains to pointof commencement.
Dated December 29th, 1907.
E. L. KINMAN. Locator
NOTICE is hereby given that. 30 day*
afterdate I 111 tend 10 apply to tbe Hon.
Chit f Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a license to prospect coal end petroleum in tbe lands in Township 2, Rupert
District, Vancouver Island, described a*
follows:—Commencing at a post planted
at or near the North East corner of E. L.
Kinman'sclaim, marked M. P. Brophy's
N.W. Cor., thence South 80 chains;
theuce thence East 80 chains; thence
North 80 chains; thence West 80 chains
to point ot commencement.
Dated December 29th. 1907.
M. P. BROPHY, Locator.
E. L. KINMAN, Agent.
don't forget that, witb all your
earnestness, your mind is chiefly
capitalistic  yet.
Now, what started you, let me ask
again The realization of a fact, the
fact that capitalism affected you .adversely and it was not till that fact
was impressed upon you in some
way that you took tbe interest- to
find out if Socialism wag RIGHT.
Well, there is the gist of the whole
thing. It was a fact that moved you
and not a moral idea. Well, stick
to facts, and the rights and wrongs
will take care of themselves.
To give a little of my own experience: It was a number of years ago
when a Socialist pamphlet was first
pushed into my hand in the town of
Kingstown, Ireland (incidentally I
was a government hireling at the
time). I put it in my pocket and
tbe next day finding it there, read
it. From what I can remember it
was phrased in simple language, was
convincing and logical, and thereafter I called myself a Socialist when
1 remembered it.    But was I?
It was years afterwards when,
soon after entering the wage-slave
market again. I got my head banged
good and hard up against the brick
wall of supply and demand, and I
didn't like it a little bit and went
about with blood in my eye for a
spell. To make the story short, I
dropped into Socialist environment
with the inevitable result.
I think this will be enough to go
on with; some more of the same sort
of stuff next week.
McAdam Jet., N. B.,
Jan. 14th. 11108.
Geo. Dales.
Dear Sir: Please supply me with
necessary information re forming
Socialist Local. The time is ripe for
such work at this place. I am agitating the placing of a Socialist candidate in the field for the coming
election, but we must have n Local.
Please send me some "dope" along
these lines and oblige.
Yours truly,
Councillor  for  the    Municipality of
York Co.
(Continued on Page Four.)
Law is a clumsy device used by
rulers to fool their slaves into believing that they are not held in
subjection by force of arms. Behind the law is masked the police-
man.B club and the bayonet of the
soldier. Without these if would be
Impotent. Great is the law. That:
Is lt Is a great farce.
/ as:
(Continued from page 3)
Secretaries and comrades generally
are specially notified to address all
letter, and make all orders payable
in future to D. O. McKenzie, Provincial and Dominion Secretory, Box
836 Vancouver, B. C. This to the
more Important because Com. Dales
is leaving the city, and anything re
quiring his signature would cause
Inconvenient delay.
drejT waja-Xarge A
Local Minister    Deliver.    Able Ad-
Audience at
Propaganda Meeting.
Dear Com. Dales: Sunday last,
Jan. 12th, we had the best and most
successful propaganda meeting we
ever held in this town. The hall
was* literally packed, every seat was
occupied and crowds stood up, every
foot of available standing room being utilised, and it was an audience
composed largely of a most intelligent section of the citizens who bave
hitherto taken but little interest in
our work, or attended our meetings.
The interest taken in the discussion
was evident, the speakers being followed with the closest attention and
that they were appreciated was evident by frequent applause.
Comrade Hardy was chairman and
opened the meeting In a strong address which seemed to strike a
chord in the hearts of the audience,
and when he introduced the speaker
of the evening, the Rev. A. W. Mc-
Leod, there was vociferous ap
The reverend gentleman who has
won an enviable reputation as a
bold, fearless and able speaker, and
has attracted crowded congregations
to the services of the Baptist
Church, of which he is the pastor,
justified his reputation and demonstrated the rapidly growing influence of the principles of Socialism
amongst the thinking people of this
city. The subject of the lecture,
"The Cause of Poverty," was handled in a very able manner, the speaker showing that poverty in its most
hideous forms was prevalent alike
in the crowded nations of the East
and the most highly civilised countries or the West. He showed that
in the richest and most fertile agricultural districts grinding poverty
laid its blighting hand on countless
thousands and forced them to wage
an eternal battle with starvation
and death. That in the great manufacturing districts whole armies of
reverend    gentleman sketched    the
history of the Conservative and the
Liberal .parties,  showing   that  both
stood for the robbery of the workers
and hence ought to be equally condemned.    He was especially severe
on the Liberal-Labor party, showing
that it was but a tall ot the Liberal
party and that it was designed by
the    unscrupulous    politicians    and
fakirs of the type of Ralph Smith, to
lure the workers away from the real
means of emancipating    themselves
from the oppressive rule of Capital.
The speaker made a very decided
hit on this, his first appearance on a
Socialist    platform,   and, lt he con-
tines to improve, will certainly be a
powerful agent to spread the Gospel
of Socialism.   He Is a vigorous, forcible speaker and essentially a fighter.    He seems to have grasped the
essential    principles    of    Socialism,
though probably not quite clear in
bis conceptions and ideals.    But as
he progresses in hla study of the literature and work of the movement
and understands    more clearly  the
economic foundation    on    which it
rests, he will take his place In the
first rank of the leaders in the Revolution.
I do not believe there is any question as to his sincerity; certainly
there is none in regard to his hostility to tbe Liberal party, Ralph
Smith and other Labor fakirs and
decoy - ducks. He seems to have a
soft spot in his heart for the Conservative party and is disposed to deal
leniently with that bunch of champions of capitalism, the supporters
and defenders of organized robbery
and legalized murder.
Comrade Hawthornthwaite, in a
short speech eulogized Mr. McLeod
and cleared up some of the points
which he had failed to elucidate, and
welcomed him into the ranks of active worker's for tbe cause of human
Comrade Cartwrlght, always brim
full of fight, and running over with
zeal and enthusiasm, affirmed that
the advent of the Co-operative Commonwealth was near at hand, pointing out that it was impossible for
the present Intolerable conditions to
much longer endure. He predicted
a collapse of the present anarchistic
system in the very near future.
This was beyond question the
greatest propaganda meeting yet held
here and marks tbe beginning of a
new departure In the progress of the
movement, showing how firm is the
hold it has on this community.
J. Y.
Advice Regarding    Election Matters
Especially    Applicable    to    the
Province  of   British
This leaflet    has    been compiled
for the benefit of that large portion
,.„,     ,.„„ ,of the working class who have such
little children    were forced by the'hMy Weag of tne nuaUncatlon8 re-
^lnJ_^°J®"y'J°t?^th43L,act0,r,e8.quired and the process to be gone
through in order to obtain a vote in
and workshops, and there ground up
soul and body in the ceaseless struggle for bread.
He showed how awful are tbe conditions that exist in all our great
cities, where wealth ln boundless profusion is piled up everywhere, and
yet thousands starve in misery. He
startled the well-fed audience by
the statement that In the great
wealthy city of London 200,000 children daily go to school hungry.
Poor little, helpless, Innocent children, most we forever hear their
wailing cries for bread? Can society, csn the heartless Lords of
Capital ever atone for the crime of
starving the babies?
' Having shown the widespread
prevalence of poverty, the speaker
next revelwed the many attempts to
cope with lt, and the utter failure in
every case, and he then pointed out
the basic cause of poverty and misery of the vast majority of the people, showing clearly that everywhere
lt was due to tbe monopoly of the
natural resources of the earth, the
tools of production and the means of
distribution, whereby an ever decreasing minority were enabled to
command the services of the ever-
increasing majority.
He showed that in every case tbe
' great nations of the past had gone to
wreck and ruin because of the concentration of wealth ln a very few
men'a hands, toe people being plunged Into the deepest poverty and so
fell an easy prey to their barbarian
enemies. In like manner be predicted the disappearance of our, civilisation unless. In the meantime, a
remedy be found. The only possible
means of averting the Inevitable catastrophe was for the people to take
possession of tbe land and tbe means
of producing and distributing
wealth, and operate them for the
common welfare.
In the course of hi. address tbe
Provincial and    Dominion elections.
Such ignorance can have but little
excuse In, the eyes of any thoughtful man or woman who is in daily
contact with the conditions of working-class existence today.    On every
Bide can be heard tales, of unemployment, lew wages, and disheartening
failure in the search for work, for
'the opportunity to gain access to the
means of life.    Nobody has the assurance to assert that the means of
providing food, clothing and shelter
for the human family are Inefficient to meet the demanda for such
necessities.    Nobody    would believe
such a palpable falsehood.    Yet we
have the strange spectacle of strong,
willing men and women, who have
spen* their lives in producing these
necessities, homeless, rsgged, starving,   humbly   accepting a bowl   of
soup doled out by capitalist charity,
In, the very    shadow    of    piled-up
wealth created by their labor,   and
the labor of their class, alone. Such
a spectacle would be ludicrous If it
did not contain such awful tragedies.
The machinery for the production
of all social necessities to In the possession of a small minority   of human society—the    capitalist    class.
They did not make that machinery,
they do not operate it.   In the case
of the typical capitalist concern   of
today—the trust—the    owners (the
shareholders) may never have even
seen It.   Still,   they   own it.    How
they became possessed of ft is not  the
purpose at this time to enquire. Being owners they naturally claim the
benefits accruing from the operation
of that machinery.    The    workers,
the wealth producers, being a prop-
ertyless class, are compelled to go to
the owners for permission to get access to the meana of life.    Permission Is granted, but the owners, the
capitalist class,    confident    In    the
knowledge of their superior position,
impose conditions.   Shortly they sre
these; "All the wealth that you produce over and above the cost of your
subsistence belongs to us. The
cheapest man gets the Job."
Then begins a struggle in the
ranks of the working class, which
eventually results ln the one who
can live the cheapest, in other words,
needs the least wages, getting the
job. By this process the average
wage of the whole working class is
kept hovering around the cost of
subsistence. »
So long as the machinery can be
operated with sufficient profit to the
owners the worker gets his living.
But the machinery ot wealth production is so Immensely productive
that it pours into the markets its
products in such volume and so rapidly that the greatest consuming
class, the workers, cannot buy it up
fast enough with the wage theyv receive. Although they have produced it by their labor. It to not theirs.
By the terms of the bargain outlined
above, it belongs to their masters,
and if they want It they must pay
for it. Being unable to do so, the
unsold products of their labor keep
on piling up. Sales dwindle, and the
piling up process goes on until the
owners of the machinery, falling to
realise a profit on its operation, decide to close down. Thtj workers,
suddenly thrown out of employment,
ln a very short time find themselves
face to face with starvation. This Is
where we are at today In B. C. The
situation is further aggravated by
the presence of cheap labor deliberately imported from the Orient, and
induced immigration from Europe,
deceived by lying statements as to
the cost of living and wages, circulated by fraudulent employment
agencies, transportation companies
and government agents, all of them
acting in the interests of the capitalist class to flood the country
with cheap labor and bring wages
still lower by increasing the competition in the ranks of the working-
class. The inevitable result is a lower standard of living, increased uncertainty of employment, increased
misery and destitution, soup kitchens, bread lines, racial riots, holdups, murders and cuicides, and the
spirit of revolt.
Do you participate in the last?
Have you got any spirit of the man
left in you? Are you willing to
keep this accursed system of exploitation on its legs any longer? Are
you content to see the faces of your
parents, your children, your wives,
brothers and sisters gttlng paler and
thinner from want and worry? Do
you like the prospect of the same experience for yourself? Do you ever
think without a shudder of what the
future may have in store for your
old people, your (laughter, your sister, or your "best girl?" How long
are yon going to stand It?*'
A Dominion general election to going to be held In a few months' time.
The capitalist class    of    Canada Is
machinery of wealth production.
The ownership thus being transferred, the benefits derived from that
ownership naturally go with lt. Instead of producing for the profit of
a small and useless portion of society, the workers will then produce
for their own use and benefit, under
a democratic organization of industry, a Co-operative Commonwealth.
The benefits to flow from such a condition of society can be easily imagined.
On page three will be found the
platform of the Socialist Party of
Canada. Read It and atudy It, and
If It appeals to you aa a way out of
the conditions under which you are
now suffering you will know what to
do with your vote.
The following brief Instructions
and particulars will be of assistance
to you In getting your name on the
voters'  Hat;
The list of persons claiming to
vote Is suspended on and after the
last Monday in March and September
of each year. If your application Is
not handed In by that time. It will
not go on that list, but will be held
over until the next Court of Revision sits, which it does on the first
Monday In May and November of
each year. If your application Is
not successfully opposed your name
will then be placed on the Hat and
you will be entitled to vote.
1. You must be a born or naturalized British subject.
2. You must be 21 yeara of age
or over.
3. Residence—You must have
been In British Columbia alx months
Immediately prior to the date ot
your application.
At the time of making your application you must have resided for 30
days in the district in which you
want to vote.
5. Members of tbe Imperial
Forces are not entitled to vote—except those who live in their own or
rented houses, outside barracks or
naval yard.
C PETERS   Fr,c,i"1
i«. rsT.ic.na   aM U9m nM<
Hand-Made Boot* and Shoe* t« order In
all ttylea.   Repairing promptly and neatly
ly done.    Stock or »tepl*  ready-made
Shoe* alway* on hand.
1411 WasteiMttr Art.      Nasal Ptosi sal
A person who Is on the register of
voters can only vote In the district
in which he is registered.
If you have taken up your residence in any other district In the
province than the one you have registered In. and desire to have a vote
In that district, you must get your
vote transferred. The following process has to be gone through:
After residing ln the new district
30 days, you can make a personal or
written application to the Registrar
of Voters in the district from which
you came, to remove your name
from that voters' list. This application must contain your full name,
occupation and residence as given at
the time your name was put on thst
list.    The Registrar, upon receiving
0r. W. J. Curry
Office and Residence 1248 York St. Near
Drug Store.
Take Eitatlano Car Vancouver, B. c
Snanean* ■ *
*M. 9 w$Mrm% ¥1.
m 3 aM*
Telephone 849.
O. A. OKELL, Manager.
Bread and Cake* delivered to any part s( the
city. Ton can alnaya depend upon oui
bread.    Try a.
87 Pandora St. .Victoria, R. C.
When Visiting Victoria Eat at the
White Cafe
The one restaurant in Victoria
employing v^jite Help Only.
f?. MEEt Prop.
6a Johnston St.
Union fijjen
when at Victoria don't fail
to eat at the
The best 25, cent meal in the
0. W. Bruggy. Mgr.
346 Joltitatuti St.
gRTtitrj Local of the Socialite Part
Canada abould run a card under thla
ll.ou per month.     Secretariea puna* noi«]
Sociilitt Party of Canada. Merit ever
JJS* Tueaday. Geo. Dale*. Saci.
boa  SM,  Vancouver,   11.  C.
ecutiv*  Committee,   Soeitli.t   Party   of
ada.    Meett every alternate Tueaday.
Dale*.  Secretary, box »3<J,   Vancouver,
ocational   meeting,   in   tbe   Miner*'   Ua
Hall.    Victoria   Ave.,   Fernie.   every
day   evenins   at   7:44.      Murine**   mt-
fit*!  Friday  in each  month, ume plate
Hp.m.  Sl-i«lti.m *"•"
LOCAL   VANCOUVER,   NO.  1,   S.   P.
Cauda.     limine,,   meeting*  every   MitJ
evening   ai    head-joancr*.    ln«k-<i>!c   HI,
BI.1    (4tmble   atreet      doom      I.     .-,
floor).      Frederic    Perry,     Secretary,
S3*.   Vancouver,   8.  C,
LOCAL    NELSON.  S.   P. OF C.    Mil]
every   Friday evening at  S p.  m.,  i
era'   Union     Hall,   Nelton,   It.   C,     I,J
Pbillii*.   Organiier.     I.   A.   Auvtin.   ^
every  Sunday. S n. m.. at Davi* Hail,
ncr   Queen   and   Spadina     Avenue*. ;»
Simpeon, Secretary, lo Barton Avenu
niih    Itranch   meet*     Sunday   nighn
hall.     }rwi*h    Uranch,    Sunday   Safari
US     It     Queen     Street     WeW.     I,
Brtntb,   Saturday   night*,   aame   lu!
LOCAL  VICTORIA,    NO.  t. S.  P. >,t\
Meet* *t Valiant U'lovrtiovrrnnienl, » i
Third Wnlnrmlav in   rnrti month     ' ».,
Mec . fl<i« ;to. Victor!*, R  C
Union  Directory]
When They Meet. Where They Me.i
e*^f*lvrry   l.atr-f   Union  m  the  Pf»mcv*|
imiii-l ts pltre a card under  thu brut |1
per month,     Secretaire* |,l*a*c n»te.
F.  M..  meet* every Saturday »t  7 H .
John    Mcltur.    r«e*Jdeni. A.    hat.
firuwi*:   *errrtari.
•IIOiNIX   Ml MRS- UNION,  SO   f.  W
M.     Meet*  rvrry   S»nif,l»v   ll»*l*| *•
o-ctork   tn   Ihr   Miner'*   11*11.      W.   >
lilt,   PresiJenl.   W.  A    IVUrJ,   Setreu
them adopt repressive measures.  It
will only bring their finish all  the
quicker and tho sooner we get rid of
auch a stenchful man* of rottenne**
the better.    Tbe W. F. of    M.    hs*
•Ince its . Inception    withstood    the > D • l# .
fierce onalsughts of the Mlneowners' I        ■Oftght young gtrl to help
Association* of the West, and   *\\ light housekeeping.   Out go \
though It* member* have met tbe In-! *?,/.__/   #"V ft j
Junction, faced tbe bayonet* and bul-   Sch°°L  ^>od home ind W4
Apply to
2248 York St. Kitsiltno.
your name off the list, and forwards
to you a notification to that effect.
Take that notification to the
Registrar of Voters of the district In
which yon want to vote. He will
accept It, and after you bave filled
out the prescribed form In his presence, your application is filed for
30 days and will then be Inserted In
the list of qualified voters—
Provided, however, thst after the
expiration of that 30 days, there
still remains 30 days more before
the date set for the next Parliamentary election.
(Continued from page one!
then going to ask you for the con- [that application for removal, strikes
tinuation of your consent to the system of robbery and exploitation of
the working-class by which tbey
thrive, and under which you are,
now suffering. The present system
can only be maintained a. long a.
the worker, give It their consent
and approval .and no longer. The
capitalist class numerically in an insignificant minority, the workers
are in an overwhelming majority,
and If the workers withdrew their
support the whole scheme of capitalist robbery and exploitation
would crumble and collapse like a
house of cards.
By virtue of the fact that the political power of the State la In their
handa, the ownera of the machinery
of production and distribution of social wealth are enabled to maintain
their economic domination over the
rest of the people, the wealth producers; that la the key to their supremacy add at the same time it Is
their most vulnerable point. In
constitutional countries, such as
Canada is, they are maintained in
power by the rotes of the very class
upon whose exploitation, degradation and 'misery tbey thrive. That
being so, it Is useless for the working-class to look to the capitalist political parties, Liberal, Conservative
or Reform, for relief. They are
composed either of the capitalists
themselves or their hirelings and
cannot be expected to turn traitor to
their claaa interests or the. Interests
of the masters whose willing tools
they are. It la only by class-conscious political organisation of the
working-class, "distinct from and
opposed to ALL parties of the cap-
taliat class," that the workers can
ever hope to throw off tbe yoke of
subjugation under which they are
now suffering. Such relief can only
be obtained by the workers wresting
tbe political power of the State from
the capitalist class and using It to
lets of uniformed murderer*, and
been thrown into bull-pen*, tbey
bave remained true to their principles snd refused to surrender their
manhood to Industrial des|>ot*. In
spite of their efforts to destroy thl*
splendid labor organisation it will
continue to be' the vanguard of the
labor movement In It* fight for Industrial freedom.
A Member of the W. V. of M.
From report* of the ev«r lengthening bread line In tbe big cities it
would sppear that these are tbe
times that try men's stomachs.    .
* aotfcV. tne butoe** of Manufacture
Rnriner'MarM other* k Ho re*li«e ihr ndviaW
; Hy of h*v<B4 their I'M.,it („,<.,,„»« trnnno'i
: by Karx-r'n   i'rei>mm.i>yo<!v», <■ free,   chair
moderate.  Oar jrrveatar'a Advleee neat ur,
rrriuMt. iBtrva. * M»rV*i New York Life Skt
j Muutrvit      i.l \. ••!,,! ;t„i,. U.C. l.t
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! .1. KSnarrl Rtrd.     A. C. BrydoB-Ji
•Is your name on the voters' HstT Tel. 890.
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P.O. Box. »»a.
Vancouver. B <
pany, on the works, In tbe union, or
any place at all he Is Immediately
discharged. This should open the
ayes of some of our contented wage-
slaves who have been foolish enough
to imagine that they were free men
in a free country, with the right of
free speech, and the franchise to use
as they see fit. They must recognise the fact that capitalism Is tbe
same In.all countries, and that the
methods employed In Russia can,
and will be used here, unless the
working class gets wise in time.
The capitalists realize that B. C.
ia % province rich In natural resources, and In their Insatiable greed
for profits and their desire to ex-,
plolt these resources to the limit,
will stop at nothing In order to
crush opposition from organised
labor. If they attempt to prevent
men from expressing their opinions
they will assuredly cause them to
think more, and the same thing that
happened at Nnnalmo will happen
here, and John Mclnnls will be reelected by a bigger majority than
put themselves In possession of the'before, at the   next    election.   Let
United Hatters of North Americ.
Wh*« you *r« buying a. IX'lt H.iT an* tt
thst tha Gemini*  Union  Label 1* *i-wed In It.
a retailer has ldo*e label* In    hi* possession ni»
offers to put on* tn a hat for you. do not patroni
him.    Loose   Intel* In retail afore* are counterfel
The genuine union    Label    I* perfornted on f»
edge*, exactly ths same as a postage xtarnp.  Coin1
terfeita are *o»>« time* perforated on three ed*-*1
and   some   tlmt>* only on two.   John H. Hihm.hi <"
of Philadelphia, i* a non-union concern.
JOHN A. MOITITT. I>renltleiit, Orange, >• *
WLOIt, Secretary, 11 Waverly Pis*
MARTIN   LA       New York.
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is Hie cheapest fuel on
the market
Try a Ton for your Furnace and Range	
Vancouver Gas Go,, Ltd!
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