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Array THE
No. 642
Vancouver, B.C.
October, 1911
Published In the Interests of the Working
Class Alone
Subscription: $1.-m> iVr Fear
60 Oanta   Six   Months
1?."> Cents Tim*" Months
Blaewhere 11.25 Per Year
Dominion Executive Committee
Socialist Party of Canada
579 Somer>Rioharda Lane
Kingsley. Printer. Vancouver, B. C.
a The Western Clarion.
A fund for the publication of Socialist literature has been
subscribed bb a number of Locals at $10.00 each.    Other
Locals are invited to subscr.be in order that more literature nm
be published.   Delory is a list of the pamphlets printed.
Locals subscribing to the Fund may obtain these par,.
Pbletsat the following rates .-Fire-cent pamphlets at $1.00
per 100; ten-cent pamphlets at $6 00 per 100; "Value. Ptkt
ond Profit," $2.00 per 100.
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579 Homer-Rkhards Lane The Horizon.
The social horizon may be said to be either rosy or red,
according to the point of view.    At any rate it bears every
promise of storm.    In Canada itself no loud complaint is to
be heard, and we may assume that causes for complaint are
not yet sufficient.    The "cost of living" is high but does not
appear to be quite out of reach.    Which merely signifies that
the country has not been properly "developed."   But it is no
great factor in the social structure at present.    So "our prosperity," while exceedingly comfortable for "us," is no indication of the state of affairs generally.    We have to go no further than the United States to observe that.
For a long time we have been amused at the attempts of
various financial big-wigs (who surely ought to know) to
explain "the present curious financial situation." We noted
that, whatever their explanations of the present, they were
generally optimistic regarding the immediate future. Tilings
were certain to pick up as soon as the Mexican situation, the
Moroccan situation, the political situation, the Anti-Trust
situation, the crop situation, the railroad situation, or the
weather situation cleared up a bit. This has been going on
for quite awhile, and still they come. More than that, our
financial friends are becoming quite alarmed, according to the
Literary Digests weekly gathering of their opinions:
The downward tendency in Wall Street has been too
extensive, says one financial writer, to be lightly disposed of
3s mere 'manipulation* or a professional 'rigging* of the market.
The leading railway stocks have suffered losses of from $20 to
^^ a share, and every week, and sometimes every day, since
Midsummer, have shown a shrinkage in value. Tne railroads
are (he arteries of trade, and when they give such plain signs
°i distress, it is not strange that many observers argue that trade
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all over lhe country must be in a bad way. The war-scare
STl.-T? *A f" firci1aI ric in Grrmany a" Wand
events and the fundamental causes are thought by many lo Ik
deeper man a spell of fnght over a war believed to be remote
or  mpo^ble.    •    •    •   Ma       |oo> cof)$idcr ^ ^ ^
steel trade our basic industry and look at it as a sort of bu-i-
ness barometer, and recent report, from it have been the remse
picture of the trade that is anything but bnght.
Not only has the stock market been on the down grade
uikUT"VSaySLM0ody/ Magaz,nc <Fi».. N'™ York. Sep-
kT, ,k ,     thc Sl8"<ncant part of the present situation is
that the market, even after this drop, does not give the slightest
Um o   recovery.      I„ other words. ,, adds, "no one with
hZ k T l8S ?PParfnl|y ****** that the bottom has
been reached, or that the market is anywhere near the bottom."
mZZ re-P°LS bumpTr cr°Ps have P-°VC*J M*. «nd Ihe
snouter, who were predicting a rise two months ago are now
pombng unmistakably toward the worst cataclysm, this coun-
try has ever seen.
e»rr.M bf0Ut ,J!l °n!y grain of comfort Mr. Moody sees able lo
h3 « kT d "'Ua,,°.n Scems ,0 be ••••t i' " no. quite so
talnlv k t J"? °?,y COme af,er a boom "nd "wc" cer-
ecin fC "° khaJl ' boom* In fac»- **«« h«» not been a
recm ery from the last panic. It must be reassuring to know
that   we   are not in a panic but are just -cared.
view „ I * j* .. *tmt " not confined to the States. "The
louTnil rTr ' MyS..a cablc di8Pa«ch t«> 'He New York
S ?k ComT,erc*T- * very gloomy and discouraged, and
regards the world-w,de   decline, .,   „ei«her   temporary nor
"one ™" T^i} C°m.e8 ra,her near *e ""ark in opining that
dZ™ ,. u ' ? "¥ Un'Ver8al revolt °f lab°r against con-
£^^V™*t f0f high Price« of •<*><- a"d raiment, and
these condihon, show no signs of early betterment."
-  r?lmm Part' w,f»r from seeing any signs of "earlv bet-
S,   • ,r WC n?h'.n8 bu« ,he «-*«**•    Price, have been
n«ng at the rate of .bout 11 per cent, per annum and we The Horizon.
know of no agency, human or divine, that can stop them rising
at about that rate right along, let alone give us early betterment by sending them down again. For their rise is due to
no human agency but merely to the automatic working out
of the present system of production, general opinion to the
contrary     '.withstanding.
In Vie nna a crowd of 300,000 workers nearly tore down
the parliament buildings, threw up barricades and fought the
oops, trying to reduce prices.    In   France   the house-wives
Ifried wrecking the stores.    In Spain they are trying wrecking
be monarchy.    In England they went after more wages to
uy with.    In Germany they are demonstrating.
All that looks pretty good to us. Even if the right nail
w not getting hit, there is quite a noise like hammering. But
t js no wonder that "the view in London is gloomy and discouraged." It would be even more so if it knew that the worst
•j yet to come and that it cannot be stopped coming.
"Rising prices" affect the capitalists as well as the workers. Where a four, five, or seven per cent, interest or dividend
would formerly maintain them in "the style to which they had
been accustomed," it will do so no longer, so far as the smaller
'tock-and-bondholders are concerned. They want more interest *nd dividends or they do not care to invest. So there is
no possibility of paying more wages or of "cutting prices**
(which thcv think they control), else there would be less dividend where more is necessary if the investor is to be attracted*.
There is, therefore, no prospect of relief for the worker, were it
oven economically possible. Consequently there is every prospect of an intensification of his revolt against conditions. And,
blind and misdirected as his revolt will be, it can culminate \w
nothing but the overthrow of the capitalist system. Just as a
similar revolt, from a similar cause, culminated in the French
Revolution.   We don't care how soon.
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The Western Clarion*
"Agitate, Educate. Organize,'* has been taken, either
• avowedly or tacitly, as the motto of the Socialists the world
over. Of agitation a great deal has been done, and of organization much has, in some places, been done, and in most
places been said. In comparison with these two education has
been somewhat neglected. Yet, we become yearly more convinced education is of the three the most essential.
Inspired by our usual "good intentions to go ahead."
many schemes and plans of organization have been devised
and inflicted upon a long-suffering working class.    They have
been more or less unsuccessful according as they were more or
less natural outgrowths of the conditions of the time.   The
idea seems to have been to organize the workers somehow and
' to make the best use possible of the organization, regardless
of the perfectly obvious fact that such could only be formed
' with the expressed purpose of obtaining what the bulk of the
workers wanted.   Which, with these uneducated, would in all
likelihood be the moon   or   something   equally   obtainable.
Whereas on the other hand, it should be equally obvious that
the workers have but to be educated and whatever organization is required will forthwith grow out of their education and
their necessity.    With the usual irony of circumstance, those
who pursue the former course consider themselves practical
and of the present, and those who advocate the latter method
are regarded as having their eyes solely upon a more or less distant future, while, in actual fact, it is precisely because we
realize our own   lack   of prophetic   insight to   forsee future
changes in circumstances and conditions that we are inclined
to favor present education and to let the future take care of
aself.    The organization and tactics which to-day may seem IHH|      The Chief Need,    HBHt
the most efficient for the overthrow of capitalist rule, may, in?
no long time, prove to be utterly inadequate and antiquated.
But education, if correct, can be nullified by no change of circumstance. Teach the workers that they are slaves, how they
are enslaved, and by whom, and when enough of them arc
so educated, they will devise the ways and means to free
Hence, to educate our fellows is our prime need—after.
of course, we have ourselves acquired some of that education.
And to our mind the most potent factor in the dissemination
of our education is personal contact with the individual Socialist. His efforts can be advantageously seconded by meetings
and literature and backed up by an organization. And if we
organize ourselves and use our organization solely for the
advancement of educational endeavors, we shall inevitably
accomplish more permanent if less spectacular results than by
attempting to organize those who neither approve nor understand our aims.
The moral is, if we organize to educate, we will educate
to organize.
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So far as we have been able to ascertain, the Socialist*.
votes on Septembt. 9lst are as follows:
Victoria   291
Vancouver 1051
Yale-Cariboo    173
Calgary    752
MacLeod    1J00
We have received no information as to the result in the-
Other districts where the candidates were run. •\
The Western Clarion.
From the Socialist viewpoint the result, on the Coast at
-any rate, is said to be disappointing.    Presumably it is to
those who can still be disappointed at the vagaries of the voter.
What strikes us most forcibly is that the result is most peculiar.
Our growth here is. if not record breaking, at least so
obvious as to be absolutely undeniable. Despite a loss in
membership owing to the organization of Local South Vancouver, the business meetings of Local Vancouver No. I are
bigger than its propaganda meetings used to be. The propaganda meetings have grown to the extent that the second largest theatre in town is required to accommodate them on Sunday evenings the year round, and the literature sales have
increased correspondingly. So clear are the indications of
■growth that, previous to the elections, the enthusiastic were
• expecting to save the deposit, while even the most skeptical
were fain to concede us two thousand votes. And wc mustered little over one thousand! In Victoria the case if parallel
on a smaller scale, with less than three hundred votes.   Of
• course, everyone has propounded an explanation in conformity
to his own particular hobby. But so far we have been unable
to arrive at anything approaching an intelligible solution of
this irreconcilable paradox—that the movement here has multiplied manifold, and the vote has decreased.
As to the general results of the elections they certainly
were unexpected and altogether uncalled for. so far as the
relative excellence of the two old parties goes or the cogency
of their arguments. Even if the claims made for reciprocity
were palpably absurd, the Tory position was so self-evidently
Tl •£ftieVCn. lhey them8clvcs expected at best to reduce
lhe Liberal majority sufficiently to force another election in
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The Elections* 9
the near future. Had the ensuing landslide been foreseen or
even expected, we would have seen more prominent provincial
Conservatives in the field with Dominion portfolios in view.
The vulture instinct of the notorious Sifton alone has been-
justified in deserting the Liberal Party and throwing in his lot
with the prospective victors.
As to what will be the most marked result of the elections^
to our thinking it will be that there will be a row of new faces
at the pie counter, backed up by appetites whetted by fifteen
years of famine in place of appetites developed by fifteen years
of gorging. Apart from that there will be little difference than
if the Liberals had held their own. Of course, reciprocity has
been averted. We have a hunch, however, that within a year
a trade agreement or arrangement will be made with the States,
suitably clothed in a Union Jack, no doubt, and in no way
resembling reciprocity, except in substance and effect.
In the States the effect of the defeat of the late reciprocity
measure will be rather serious for Taft's chances of re-election,
even if, before long he succeeds in bringing about another similar arrangement. With it he had pretty well dished the-
Republican insurgents. Without it, they are beginning to show
^gns of revival. However, we doubt not that, if it looks like
a funeral, Taft is astute enough to let some one else officiate as
In the Old Country the imperialist journals are chortling
over the strength of the imperial tie, and no doubt the Tories*"
adeptitude at flag-waving had not a little to do with the result.
But we are of opinion that more voted to be let alone and be
rid of the Liberals, and many for their bread and butter
(according to their lights). While the excellence of the Tory
provincial machines in some provinces, and the heroic efforts
of patriotic manufacturers in defence of their profits can be
credited with the balance.
However it be, we are not altogether ill-pleased. Next
best to a Labor one, we love to see a Liberal funeral.
The Western Clarion.
"And this command I give you that ye love one another:
Yes, it sounds well. There is a prospect, abstract certainly, here held up that attracts the human species. And why
should it not attract at least passing notice? The slave, wage
slave, chattel slave, free (?) man. has always since his first
appearance upon this vale of tears and world of woe. struggled.
1J v° l8*11' gra5f*d at *•*>*'» and died. ever, until he
could think no more, anticipating a time w hen he could rest
from the toil and strain of it all.
That  the  prospect  should  not  have  turned  out as it
appeared it ought, viewed by us from the basis of material
^volution, is in no way surprising.    Who. however, can blame
those that were attracted thereto, or even today seek there for
a shelter from the mad storm of the economic struggle?   An
exposed harbor, certainly.    A mental torpor or dream very
truly.   In the light of modern knowledge, absurd undoubtedly.
•but. this question seriously:  Do we expect  any species of
animal   anthropoid or quadruped,  stormed at and buffeted
about by it knows not what, to calmly sit down and figure
out a problem which is to them what a proposition in Euclid
would look like to the average London street arab?    The
toleration accorded a lunatic would probably have been the
Reception given by the average slave who in years past has
*een attracted to the cult of the Man of Peace had he been
treated to a discourse on surplus value or economic determinism.
Whether or no idealism as it is generally understood has
tiad any function to perform in the development of the mental
w intellectual part of our being, is not a question we will consider very fully just now.   Safe it is to say, however, that its
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function, if any, has not been very large even in this sphere,
and apparently the tendency of future generations will be to
view it with decreasing interest as a factor in social evolution
during the periods of economic competition and struggle.
The statement is often made today that idealism and the
altruistic spirit are responsible for the increasing consideration
that we arc supposed to be according each other. The question at once arises as to whether we are as a whole treating
each other with more consideration or not. Also has the altruistic spirit any effect upon society worth considering > Today
we can look back over two thousand years upon society saturated with and apparently accepting a teaching comprised
principally of condensed altruism and idealistic sentiment.
What effect has it had upon society? Were it possible tc
survey humanity today from a strictly impartial viewpoint,
the scene must needs be sublimely ridiculous. A veneer of.
convention and loud pretense covering as sordid a system of.
exploitation and struggle as this world has ever witnessed
is verily a sight that will force the question as to whether we
arc advancing at all along these lines or actually retrogressing. V
It will be pointed out to us upon the one side that our-
hospitals, charities, old-age pensions, and a number of other
like institutions are evidences of progression. At once comes,
the question: What has made them necessary? What is the
cause of so many members of society requiring aid by these
means? Machinery has been introduced capable of relieving
mankind of all the heavy laborious work in production, and
yet we find the above named institutions absolutely inadequate
to handle all who apply for aid. With machinery and the idealistic principle, should not society be very well off materially >
What are the facts today? We find this same machinery
controlled by a system known as capitalism, with hordes ot
poorly housed, poorly fed and ill clad slaves, toiling hard for
long hours every day. and other hordes, known as unemployed-.,
absolutely without any visible means of existence. Where has
our idealistic altruism hidden itself in the march of capital and
the machine? In vain wc search the community for any sign.
of it.   Our only reward in the hunt is to find the police court. '
The Western Clarion.
Instead of brotherly love we find huge armies and immense
fighting machines, ready at any moment to demonstrate our
regard for each other by the bullet and the torpedo.
Untold labor power is expended and incredible number1*
are engaged in this amazing accupation, and again idealism is
conspicuous by the presence and absolute reign of its very
opposite. Taking into consideration the productivity of labor
power aided by machinery, was ever there a state of affairs
approaching the condition of society and the exploitation of
the workers as we have today? The writer thinks not. School?
and the educational system we have now are often pointed out
as evidence of advance along these lines. But what does it
all amount to? Practically the whole of it is confined to training the youth in the art of exploitation and usury; or the production of productive slaves. Search as we may in any school
curriculum we do not find anything taught with a view of
bettering the conditions of humanity. Nothing is prepared ex
cept for sale and profit or to be used against the other fellow
in the fight and scramble for existence or to make money. In
all departments of human activity we find the same state of
affairs; every one. with a very occasional exception, engrossed
in the competitive strife and economic struggle, with the idea!
conspicuous by its absence and completely out of mind. If
there is any of the ideal or altruistic spirit abroad today we find
it among the poverty stricken slave class. Here instances of
genuine expression of a brotherly spirit, oftimes bordering on
heroism, are not unknown, in fact are more frequent than is
generally supposed. This is not by any means the result of
idealistic teachings, but the natural fellow feeling amongst
exploited slaves, living in poverty and misery, suffering from
'"the same causes.
And the game waxes fast and furious. Sky pilots preach
brotherly love and our material interests force us to compete
and fight with one another. Politicians prate of peace when
there is no peace. Every notion is on the verge of bankruptcy
through the enormous expenditures in keeping prepared for
-war while poverty and starvation are staring the workers in
"the face every day.
UK**1"' Idealism,
Love one another? Yes, possibly, but it is when we are
asleep and dreaming. As with every other species of organic
phenomena, the human animal is controlled by its material
and economic interests as a whole, and is exactly what its
environments and conditions have made it. Soon we shall
realize that it is to our material interest to do away with this
competitive system of production and work co-operatively.
If we do not recognize it voluntarily, industrial evolution will
teach us, as it is teaching us now, and we shall be compelled
by economic conditions into the co-operative system involuntarily.
Organic life since its first inception has always been controlled and developed by its material environment, to which
natural law the human is no exception. Here we have the
explanation for our idealistically inclined friends of the fact
that idealism and altruism have not developed to any practical
Nt*r.t. but only theoretically. Self-preservation being the first
law of nature, our actions are necessarily controlled thereby
ind cur present system of providing our material necessities
being upon a competitive basis, we consequently find each per-
Jon's interest conflicting with the others.
Upon no plane of our everyday strife for the material
necessities of this life can we claim to be able to exercise the
idealistic virtues. With the life to come, of which we are
copiously advised by our spiritual acquaintances, we must confess a very decided lack of interest, preferring to get the best
we are able out of that which is.
A very casual glance at society as at present constituted
should be sufficient to convince anyone with ordinary perceptive faculties of the correctness of our (the materialists*) analysis of society. The system we have of producing the necessities of life has divided the whole world into two camps, namely,
those who produce these things, receiving in return therefor
wages, and those who produce nothing of any value and yet
receive everything produced by the other class excepting what
they pay out of it in the form of wages. Here we have at the
foundation of our social fabric the whole of society divided
into two camps, with interests totally opposed to each other,
he one class to retain as much as they possibly can of what
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The Western Clarion.
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they produce in the form of wages, and the other class to pay
out as little as it can purchase the labor power of the workers,
for, verily, we have here little scope for the exercise of those
brotherly virtues we hear so much about, for their use would
mean the reversing and total dislocation of the system, which
would mean anarchy and confusion, unless the co-operative
system advocated by the despised Socialist were introduced.
In the ranks of the two classes themselves we find thai
our system of buying and selling does not allow of any bar
mony between the individuals, particularly among the u*cfu
class—the workers. This class, having no property in the
form of capital, are compelled to live by selling their laboi
power for wages in the labor market. Here we have the same
competition between these sellers as there is between sellers o
any other commodity, and owing to the perfecting of labor-
saving machinery, we find a decreasing market for labor powei
A perishable commodity such as this, which must be sold n
order for the seller to obtain a living, necessarily implies underselling and other accompaniments of competition between tie
individuals comprising this class.
On the other hand, among the capitalist class we hi\<*
competition also which is resulting in the total elimination ci
the smaller ones and the substitution of the trust or combin*.
so that in neither class of society are we able to find the idealistic spirit making any headway, and it never will as long as
our economic basis is competitive.
Nobody will deny that the altruistic spirit is admirable.
or that the ideal is desirable, but in order for these to be
brought within the sphere of practical every day life we mu<
have conditions which will permit of their exercise and develop
ment. Self-preservation or the provision of the necessities n
life being the first law of nature, it is evidently absurd to preach
and pretend to exercise idealistic virtues that cannot be reconciled to our system of providing these necessities.
Some day in the not very distant future the wording
class will be forced to abolish capitalism and take ovc the
machinery of production and distribution for themselves. I he
markets are becoming so glutted with commodities owing to
the increased productiveness of machinery, and at the same
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.ime, owing to the same labor-saving machinery, the purchasing
power of the wage slaves is becoming less and less on account
[of fewer being needed to do the work. Hence it is that capitalism finds itself on its last legs. It is furnishing the means of
Its own downfall. Its system of distribution of the products
of industry cannot keep society going. And after the fall?
Nothing but a systematic production and distribution by society
ior society will be possible, if humanity is to survive. Then for
he brotherly love and the altruistic spirit! Why? Because
*e shall rapidly discover that our economic well-being individually will be wrapped up in the well-being of society
ind we shall do unto others as we would they should do unto
is, because it will be in line with the first law of nature and
our economic conditions will be bettered thereby. We shall
rot be compelled by material wants to act otherwise. It
s-tunds too good to be true, but we are going there by the laws
o| the science of social and industrial evolution. We cannot
uy how the transition will take place. That depends upon
the state of our education along these lines when the economic
Iimax of capitalism is reached. Should our propaganda not
bave reached the point where it can influence the action of
s>ciety. then there will be lots of bloodshed. If we spread
the knowledge, well, it may be attained peaceably.
-W. W. L <
The Western Clarion.
Manitoba Executive. Socialist Party of Canada.
lo Workers:—
It is your lot to toil for a master when vou can. and tr
starve quietly when you cannot. When you have work to-day
you toil harder and produce cnorrnouslv more than ever before
yet your wages give you only an existence. Unemplovmer.
and all the misery that it entails on you and on those depended
on you, dogs your heels. Of the total produce of your labo.
an increasing portion goes to an idle class, while, though vol
make all thnigs. you are forced to consume only the inferio,
and cheap rubbish.   Why is this?
Are you poor because there is not an abundance of th.
necessities of life? Is it because the means of producing then
are insufficient or because there arc not enough willing hand
to labor? No! there are hosts of willing laborers, and the U-
strurnents of labor become every day more perfect and n re
productive. Why. then, is it that wealth and leisure are only
tor a class, while poverty and arduous toil arc the lot of th«
Because the workers do net own and control the inclu-
trial machinery of wealth production, they are the hireling
or those who do own these things, and must sell their bod»
energy, their life force, their capacity to labor—termed by tie
economists, labor-power—to them. Thus the workers, X-
cause they are property-less, are compelled to give up to the
capitalist class the whole product of their labor over and arove
Uie historical slave's portion—the cost of their maintenance.
I hat is why, so long as class ownership continues, greater poverty for the working class will accompany the increasing wealth
and productivity of society.
■» * Manifesto.
To the producers of wealth it matters not whether a
Reciprocity pact be carried into effect or defeated. Capital
will still retain its power to rule and rob, and the source from
which the wage roll comes, whether from international big
capital or from national and smaller capital will not affect the
position of the wage-earners. The small quarter section farmer
will still find the mortgage, the note, the railway and the elevator standing between him and the full product of his toil.
The abolition of unemployment can. consequently, only
ceme with the abolition of wage-slavery and class ownership
in the instruments of production. The means for producing
wealth must be restored to the workers. The collective ownership and democratic control of industry, scientifically organized, is the remedy that Socialism urges as the cure for the
miseries of the workers.
And while there is admittedly no other remedy for unemployment and poverty, there is also no way to Socialism except
by means of the conquest of political power by a Socialist working class.
The capitalist class expends huge sums to retain control of
government in order to maintain and extend exploitation,
and in advancing to the conquest of the political machinery,
we shall consequently, always find the capitalist class our
implacable enemy. As in the past each side will struggle for
its interests as it sees them, and the interests of the working
class being diametrically opposed to those of all the capitalists,
no quarter can be expected or given. Any alliance or compromise with capitalists in the political struggle can only be a
working class surrender. Hence the importance of adhering
consistently to the fundamental principle of the class struggle.
For it is only when the wealth producers control political power
that the work of transforming the means of production from
ruthless instruments of exploitation of our own class through
the wage system can begin. '
77ie Western Clarion.
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The campaign is over and as the smoke clears awav We
ot tne 5. P. pf C. may again take stock, as it were, of our
position. And even before we know to a certainty the number
ot votes polled by our candidates we at least know better than
ever before that our clear cut position as opposed to that of
those pseudo-Labor-Socialist sentimentalists of sundry other
parties and cliques is again vindicated. Perhaps never before
in the history of the country were such fervid harangues heard
trom our masters political prostitutes. All the prejudices of
a proverbially .gnorant mass of wage workers and farmers
were appealed to again, and yet again.   Nor is this all.
In the Maritime Provinces, as elsewhere, the campa.gn
made a lot of strange bed fellow,.    For instance, imagine,
it you can. a more ludicrous spectacle than that afforded by
Jules Lavenne. of Springhill. the one-time would-be Bill Haywood ot the Canadian Labor movement, occupying the same
political couch witb Mr  N. Curry, president of The Manufacturers   Association of Canada and also president of (he
Canada*- Car and Foundry Company of Amherst. Halifax,
Montreal and sundry other places too numerous to mention.
am Ludicrous!    Yea!   For do we not remember the stirnng
seTt •£ uf"41 i*^ e he was '""-cerated in Hahfax
11    kgh?"8?,    P1 ,hi' " a ,hin<* °f *« P-»«    Mr.
iST haS,foundJa home Witnin the fold °f H* great Con-
Tand man^ y' "*     Kp°rtt U ,rUe* Mr' ^ "«"«•
ii«ht.No7r IV" <¥'■ Adolp!,e Landry-one °< «he 'hinin«
ights of Canadian Queer Hardieism. a. represented by the
Le   I     *     j       ir,y * Canadian organizer of the S. L P..
has also found a place upon the downy couch furnished by
■**- s
tern It Stood the Test.
Mr. Curry. He is charged with having approached the Liberal party during the campaign, offering to take the platform
for them for $1000. Failing to make a dicker with them, he
took the stump for Mr. Rhodes, the Conservative candidate
in Cumberland, and Mr. Siddall. Conservative candidate in
Westmoreland. It will be remembered that Mr. Landry was
boomed as a candidate for the S. P. of C. by a faction of the
party in Cumberland last spring.
rhese arc only instances. With the exception of die
Cape Breton comrades, who, as usual, kept the issue clear, the
most of the other Maritime Socialists, both within and without the party, seem to have evinced a pathetic desire to get
themselves mixed up and compromised during the past struggle
of the two factions of the master class over Reciprocity.
Also we find such celebrities as Tom Park Lowther, the
renowned Labor mayor of Amherst, and once a fast friend
and colleague of Mr. Landry; Mr. John T. Joy. of Halifax,
a few months ago an I. L. P. candidate for the Legislature;
Rev. J. J. McCaskill. a "Christian Socialist" of long standing, and numerous others on the Liberal stump. And I overheard one "Christian Socialist" of the community remark
after hearing an address by J. K. Hazen, the Provincial
Premier: "The very gospel of good politics, sir." All of
which goes to show that we who waste time in talking about
tbe class struggle, the class nature of the State, etc., are very
"impractical" and far behind the times.
However, in spite of the compromising attitude of many
of those who should have, or rather were supposed to have
known better, there are rays of light all around in this Conservative East. Within a radius of two and a half miles of
the writer's home, right in a farming community, at least a
dozen citizens, farmers, refused to go to the polls and exercise
their "sovereign right" because they said they were not sufficiently interested in the quarrel over Reciprocity. This in
spite of the fact that a man could knock $20.00 out of his
day by going to the polls.
Now that the elections are over, in the province of New
Brunswick there is scarcely a riding in which a demand for a
recount has not arisen and scores of warrants have been issued 20
The tVestern Clarion.
tor the petty politicians who handled the slush funds of both
parties. But, hell, what can be expected of a system which
cannot exist but for corruption. The elections just over prove,
among a host of other things, that good intentions amount to
but damned little. Nobody doubts the sincerity of lots of
the I. L. P. workers or the opportunists whom we have within
our ranks. In fact, we know that our masters themselves, many
of them at any rate, believe that they are the greatest benefactors of the human race that the world has ever seen. Their
riding rough shod over the backs of the workers appears to
them a perfectly natural state of affairs. And their sincerity
makes them doubly dangerous. So with the trimmers within
the Socialist and Labor movement. Where one finds a man
who understands the class strugle and realizes that the State
exists merely as an instrument for holding slaves down, there
is a man who cannot be swerved from his course bv all the red
herrings that a Laurier or Taft may devise. He is always to
be found explaining away the bogus issues and holding up to
the slaves Socialism unadulterated by sentiment, slushy moral-
isms or metaphysics.
On the other hand, look at the fellow who is a trimmer,
the fellow who comes to you before the meeting and cautions
you to be very careful how you criticize religion, existing morality, etc. He is the fellow who can always be found talking
the loudest about "rights." Sure he is a Socialist—if you ask
him. He believes the workingmen should be at the head of
the Government. We should have a "Workingman's Government." And he is usually prepared to tell you that he was a
Socialist before Marx ever was heard of or that he "has always
been a Socialist." Almost every time he goes to church he
hears a grand "Socialist sermon" (sure thing). Who is this
fellow—any of you know him? Well, he belongs to most of
the locals, I venture to say. And he is the fellow who in
divers parts of the country has been sidetracked during the
Reciprocity campaign. Perhaps it would be more correct to
say that he has dropped back to his own proper place as he
has never been on the right track.
At any rate, this fellow, the trimmer, the I. L P. man,
the opportunist, the get-something-now guy, is a fellow who
MWiHWMtl I tmfm
, ■ 0r ' It Stood the Test.
has never gotten to rock bottom. He doesn't know what the
class struggle is. He has never studied the value of government, the reason for its existence or its gradual change of form
down through the ages. He may be sincere, but he doesn't
know.   His sincerity makes him the more dangerous.
The Socialist Party is not a Social and Moral Reform
League. The one thing requisite to membership should be an
understanding of the nature of the struggle we are waging.
Without this understanding members are useless—with it they
are mighty and can do their share towards their own emancipation.
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have been given the opportunity of increasing the Clarion revenues sufficiently to finance it as a larger magazine. They
have, with a few notable exceptions, failed to avail themselves of the opportunity. The size of the Clarion must, therefore, be reduced to coincide with the revenue. Praise will not
pay the printer.
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The Western Clarion.
b   I
the so^-aYo/V" J1* I'^T lmeS d~.ra.f8 clearly
crlf.fn      ,     fe. ,d/a. °f    mdu$«»*-l" "monism among the
umon^m   -        y " 2 'hf d,rfCt lmC °f ,hc evolutioa of labor
Sr an' no    I' Un;ICr ,hp C—'5t^-s. about ,{„ J g
afelv i  ltd      Vfa.'IUrC °f ^ S,nkc -V- - ***
absolutely TJ T .      ?°n '" C°mplo,c ***** *****
totoiuwy tail of any material accomplishment.
dividual^-?' a i*'!™*- "J" Cmplov"s of Ww •«« -»
be ween tb LT tf T? C"*"1' a"d «*" «■»«*»
labor unn,o„Tas a rl    S^ *" °f »he k"""*' """ *■
by 1 mean     ' ir/ffful ms,rume"'- *"d the worker, were
San wouldI othei     k° ""■ V*ei and cond'"0"' better
Bufby th^ve" fact J"** frCC,Uemly **l,ed bankru"">
instrument for  Ll      ^ "I"0" "5» also « Powerful an
keenness of com JS-T,        'ab<>':Power. together with the
-Ullation ^^-^£,2^! 1""""" *° *"
larger outlay of caoiul 7II   i 7'.  wh,ch' rffl-"nng   a
combination, of capS        "^ 'n'° bem« la'<-" and >"«"
earl,efpr!lCesia,m„f,,n!f £? elemcm °f sk'11 »qmf«d in the
crafts also a^dva,, a«m l T **.****»» °' ,hc skllW
Iributed to the inrl. ,"*{* "I'0"""1* And **» ■I*" «>»
machine andI u,    "   ' f°r *? fur,n" developmen. of the
AMhel col" TnCe,r,hc ^nation of capital,
and ZlTlnTtTTl u °fr\ 8™ and *** ** ■*
also grew wder "tli     ^° ^V' «"<• various unions
ment8of HTfiSj ^SedTth ?* ^ «T t
occupation, d,S,i„gU£g J^fc^fcj Union Federation.
occupations apart from one another, they remained organized
into separate and distinct craft organizations, and reaped what
little advantage was to be reaped at all, from the very fact of
their separation.
To a very great extent this state of affairs still prevails.
Though the development of machinery' has eliminated much,
in many cases all. of the element of skill from industry, yet
enough remains to distinguish apart those who follow various
occupations and unfit them for taking one another's place, as
for instance, bricklayers from carpenters, and so forth. But
into such close relationship are the most of the trades being
i rought that their members are being forced into alliance with
one another. Hence we see the movement towards union federation where differentiation of trades exists. Where the elimination of skill has gone so far as to wipe out these differentiations, the trades unions, of course, are also eliminated and there
i?, if any, only the one union.
However, while the development of the system of production has forced the unions into closer alliance, it has robbed
them of all but a mere vestige of their power. As the combinations of capital grew greater they were better able to stand
strikes of any duration and magnitude. The more the element
of skill has been eliminated the easier it has become to fill the
places of strikers. The more that labor-saving devices have
multiplied (in the face of increasing population) the greater
has become the reserve army of unemployed as a recruting
ground for strike-breakers. Until from the offensive the union
nas been driven to a weakly defensive position. From a powerful instrument for securing a betterment in the conditions of
the workers, it has become merely a brake upon the downward
trend of those conditions, and none too effective a brake at that.
However, so long as the workers can yet see no other
aim than the attempting to secure a better price for their labor
Power, union federation is the best they can do. The sooner
hey test the last weapon in their union armory, and find it
wanting, the sooner will they be compelled to see the necessity
of overthrowing the system which renders all their efforts
futile. •^t
The Western Clarion.
too. HiK td8Ssbl|If5rVhCm '" ** CO""' °< Ya'«-^n-
up a man By no ^7 "" ^T™ l°' *****
m any return^r t£ J**" t?™» fe ■■* -j* *
cover the larger Dart of .!,„ TV ?d bffn P°s"hlr to
Paying$200fo Xlnv.l 'V " ra,gb, haK- bpfn •«>'«
ary country cLd d„u ^ T^ S"ua,,on' *i,h *« Bound-
«o be handed over bT2 ^ "•" ^ aVa,,abl<* d"™ -»d
without any fund! to tA T™"8 °mC"- ,cav,n8 'he PMT
•hey had purchased 1" T^/ °f ** °»«***W wS
to get out^I h^ltdfri   "|nfd'Vn,POWblf W"«»">^
-re for on -LSfcS5?^«S "t"* °? "*
say. g   pontics   I surely have a lot to
Verno^WdS Id"!?0", ^ MalaUa' &***
Kelowna and S £r'1 Kam,0°PS- ,Go- into ■*««»««•*
or another the £ £ l" V?Cted' buf '" °ne rr--on
meeting I doubled ba^T' 1' h"d f,ailed ,0 a-™8c ■* »
caught Liberal meet « S fcSJf^ N.ramal. date and
hour, stole an addSSf R °Wna- ' was «««" one-half
think tha, £ SSSTl u5ldm'nJ" and « fool enough lo
longer. *°uld not have objected had it been
Got into Summerland 7 D m    kTn..   .u
mg arranged for thai n*„k. . new thete was no mecl-
"Tory mLtlg 8 Pm go'nSO,Wa5 deli,gn,ed ,0 '« bills °ut'
presented myself when'«,T,T ,peakm invi,ed" ■ dul>'
i« impossible to g,^La„vh £j™ T0W' M'-,8-™" found
four entirely different «cu^    ^  - ^'.ro,,ed out a set of
I had to accept them     A,   l"    "P d,d" * aPPeaI to mc but
accept them.   At close of meeting I a*ked from the
- ■>.'■■
^mm Campaign Notes.
audience whether published invitation and then refusal, when
a speaker presented himself, was not a breach of confidence
with the audience as well as with myself? He then dug up
a fifth excuse—but here is a beautiful yellow streak. Next
day. 2 p.m. meeting at Naramata. Burrell knew that I was
on the opposite side of lake, and could not possibly be communicated with in time, so he expressed a very cordial desire
to have me on the platform with him.
Passing through Keremeos on October 13th, 1908, I
thought that I saw opposition speakers invited to a Martin
Burrell meeting at that place on the 16th; on the 14th I got
on with him at Hedley. When I got back to Keremeos those
darn bills didn't say a thing about "opposition speakers.*' I
have often wondered what kind of an optical illusion I was
I have just one complaint to make, the Vernon comrades
paid $20 for the Opera House; Kamloops, $30. In the former case I saw a total of three bills, and I was looking for them.
In the latter I saw only one. I was told that there were some
around the mills, etc. If I have to talk in cither of these
points on any future occasions, the advertising is going to be
more apparent. An immense barn less than quarter full, and
the certainty that collection cannot half cover the rent, puts
me on the bum before I start.
Yours for the Revolution.
P. W. 26
The Western Clarion.
I  i
Dear Comrade:—
expenlrwhLhernr,,h "'uT- °',lhc plect,°" <«**» and
Clanon P pufclwh '" ,be 0c,ob" '»«** of the
to getNdowntd I?6 eXC",CmCn' " °VCf- " ,s "-1 «° ""• PMT
thedefecT,* " "P ",e S"Ua"°n W,,h a *** «« ** dyS
and thTrecini-iC CaP,,al'" Par,,C' ha' "*• *>* «**» one,
not o «en corned y '*""?"* **! an «»«»■* *•« do,
of labor Zr,       W<4>' '° hamm7 h°mc ,hc «»»«** n>tu:e
aLised b7corjnrOUh,,y ^V^ '°Cal COmrad"' «*
have bem 1W il i °rnf' d,d not miM* °u' me«l,ng!
tothe bel «T, , ampl° m°nCV WaS '"bribed, and used
red at th ir tm 8e: r5' "°'}">«™" had a leaflet dehV-
Sh "he re uh 1? "^ 'T,^' PU* '" a lot o( hard work
voted    Our vn.l ,U   . 7 .nam" on 'he list not being
fo our Ss, caldS", ""* " ^ Cf'Ual ,0 'he Plumpers J
less °han halfl t " ' Pf01^ eI«^ » 1904. ard
vincil5aeIec^on (690)" ""''^ "^ * *• la'« »*
left ifeZrict^ r,'ur! Wh° d'd n°' ,l"n "P have, doubtless
city ttS.« ftkBtft fu'ly aS many '" *k
Another I- .1, . i      'la' " onc important point.
reciprocity   ther ,ha,,many- kn^ing that, reciprocity or no
have lost an „„„!,' 'be ,roublc «° votc. Others may
nes« 2 conXinT V°,C ,nrou«b **' «»n careless-
than KaSlSL*" P0"5 *"d ** h0U" Car1'"
- Victoria Campaign.
There may be many other reasons, but I believe those
mentioned cut a considerable figure in arriving at a conclusion
as to the true explanation of the slump in the vote. The "near
Socialist" and "sympathetic" vote was probably influenced
to a large extent by the patriotic and annexation bogies of ths
Conservatives, but that kind of a vote is. of course, always
unreliable, we have it always with us, and allowance has to
be made for it in computing the real Socialist strength of votes
cast for our candidates. We did not get it this time, which
proves its unreliability.
The weak points in our organization, to me, seem to be
lack of ward organization and systematic attention to getting
workingmen on the voters' list. The old parties, having plenty
of money, can create their ward organizations overnight. The
Socialist party will have to rely on volunteer workers, and will
have to keep them going the year round. It will mean lots
of work, but if sufficient members of the party are imbued
with the necessity of it. it will not mean hard work.
It should be the work of such ward committees to see to
the distribution of literature in their respective wards, get men
on the list, attend to transfers, etc.. and at election see that they
turn out and do their duty by their class. _^
The handling of voters' application papers needs careful
attention. Each commissioner should be required to turn in
all such applications received by him to the organizer, or his
assistant, whose duty it should be to keep an account of such,
with name of applicant, date, and who received it. and hand
them in to the Registrar of Voters at stated intervals, making
a note of such date also. This detail work is necessary in
view of the fact that so many men who have put in their applications find their names are not on the list when election time
comes. Socialists seem particularly to suffer in this respect,
and if the above suggestion was carried out. the organizer could
swear that the application had been handed to the Registrar.
giving full particulars.
It will doubtless take time to evolve an organization suitable for our purpose, but it will have to be done.
We must have an efficient political "machine." not in the p#
The Western CI
sense as referred to by writers in muck-raking magazines, but
an efficient machine to serve the interests of a working-class
political party.
t  i
of Victoria Local No 2  S   P d C    (    .l   r\     • i->.
<-<*. i>o. -t, o. r. ol I.... for the Dominion Elec-
tion Campaign. September. 191 I.
From local funds  416260
Collections at public meetings.'.'  13945
t rom campagn fund receipt books (collected' bv various.comrades)   per Com. LePage , 6.00
rer Com. Staples  - 3q
Per Com. Armbruster               7 50
Per Com. Messerschmidt . ;n
Per Com. D. Milne ..."  1375
Per Com. W. Stevens ' "  4 qq
Per Com. DeRousie         7 00
Per Com. Keown  7aa
Per J. H. Burrough. ... ci ;f)
perH.c.Hiiis.....::;;;:;  JS
Per Com. Stott  33 -q
Per Com. Young  /-a
Per Com. Martin                                        * aVw
Total Receipts 77^
Rent of Halls	
Services of Speakers * £?XX
Literature            nt,
Advertising   !'«
Sundries ....              *■■•'?
^^mWt***1* Victoria Campaign. 29
To Secretary of Campaign Committee for services
rendered      15.00
Election deposit     200.00
Total expenses $331.15
Total receipts $468.40
Total expenses   331.15
Balance    $137.25
Bank deposit    $133.85
Cash      3.40
Balance    $137.25
Financial Secretary Campaign Committee.
Audited and found correct.
September 27. 1911. K
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The Western Clarion.
Socialist   Parly  Directory
Every  local of the Socialist   Party of X-OCAX-  UOTIMITI  VO.  10, ft. P. of
Canada   should   run   a   card   under   thl-* C     Uuslnsas meeting* every Saturday,
head.      $1.00    per    month       Secretaries I om,  In  headquarter* on Flrat Av«
please not* Parker Wilhama, tkec ,    Ladyamtth   II. C
Socialist Party of Canada. ■••tl
every alternate Monday. I» 0 Mr-
Kenxle. Secretary, *v7» Homer-Klchard*
Lane,  Vancouver.  H. C.
Executive Committee. Soelaliat Party
of Canada Meets every alternate
Monday.     I>.  O    McKentle.   Secretary.
Committee. Socialist Party af Canada
Meets every alternate Monday In Labor
Hall. Eighth Ave East, opposite post-
offlce. Set-ret ary will ae please,] to
nrwwer any communication* regarding
the movement In the province. I
Danby.   Secretary,   llox   «4 7.   <a!cnry.
meet* In MfnerV lls!i every Sun-lay at
7:31 pm    K Campbell. Mac rotary. I'*1
llox «7 4. Itoeeland Finnish Braacfa
meets In Ffnlander*' Ha!!, Sun<la-*-- it
7 |$ pm A Sebble. Secretary, P.O
P.*   $4.   Hosalsnd
LOCAL  MXCKBL.  B.  C.  WO.  10. •   *
of   c.    hot-da    propaga-ada   BieeUngi
every Bttftdai afternoon at ! iO pm la
.'rahan'a Hail A hearty Invitation If
extended to all wafn *lav*a Wrlthlc
reach of ua to attend our me-»l!r**r«
Btlsineae meeting* are hel-1 Ull Brtt
and third Sunday* ot each month *:
10:30 a m In the same hal! Partf
organlaer-i take DOtlCO A I J '■' •'
Se« r-*tar>
Committee: Notice—This card la Inserted for the p\.rjnt*>r of getting
"Vul" Interested In the 8 H lallst
movement. SOCIALISTS are always
member* of the Party; so If >ou are
desirous of becoming a member, or
wish to iret any information, write tlie
secretary, W M. Stebblngs, Address.
316 Good  Street.  Winnipeg
ecu tlve Committee. Socialist Party of
Canada Meets avary first ami third
Saturday in the month. 1:00 p.m., at
baadquartara, Mafrn street. North p. «t-
tleford. Bacratary will answer any
communications ragardlng the move-
man! in this Province. L Budden,
Bacratary, Pox ".'<»!. North Battleford,
second Sun-lay,
Hail   (Minora'
C .  BO.  30.
3o p m . in McOref-jf
Hall)      Thoe   Robtrtt
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everv    Friday    evening   at    I
Minora'   Hall.   Nelson.   H   C      I
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Commit tea, Sociallsl Party of Canada,
meets  fvery second  and  fourth  Sun-'
days in the Cape lir»-1- •■ office *»f the
Party, Commercial Street Olace nay.
N.  a^.    I»an  Cochrane,  Secretary,  Bos
491. (Puce  Pay.  N    S
Bo. 18. 0. P. OP ■Oe-Head-aoarteri
Room 1, luipont Block, over •Son,fnz
crown Bank. Prapagands ineo" *
every Sunday. Crystal Theatre. 1 P■«»•■
llwlnesa meeting every Mon.In)' * v
m B, W. Sparke. Raeardlng W •'.'
tary; If Ollchiist, organixer; J. •*
Williams, Financial Bacratary.
S P <f <", m»*et' everv BUnaST
hull In Kmpress Theatre Block at -
P m     L   if  <;..i ham. Secretary
educational meetings
Union Hall. Victoria
••very Sunday evening
ne*?s meeting tlrst Sundaj
month, same i>Ia<'e. at 2:'l<t p
Puton, Bacratary, Box i<»j
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n   the
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Visiting comradea invited to call   c
i'retuerlle, Secretary.
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cfallat headquarters fourth Tnurwaj
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No $1, meets every Friday night at
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organ Iter.
LOCAL TABCOOTBB.  B.   C  BO.   1.  B.
P    ef   C,      Buslnes*    meetinc*    every
Tuesday evening at headquarters. |J$,
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Hornby 1*1
of C Headquarter**. No. 10 Nation
Hlock. HouHar Ave. Propaganda meeting. Sunday at 8 p.m.: business meeting, second and fourth Mondays at 8
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Secretary. T. MellaJleo, 2»8 First St.
Brandon. Man
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Miners' Hall. Secretary. Chas. Peacock.  Pox   118$.
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"*   Hall and Opera Hou*.o     Propa-
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i  meetings  on  Thursday  eve.ilttgs
""«».«  propaganda  meeting.*-   at   I
organlaer,  T   Steele.  Coleman    Alta.:
secretary,  Ja*.   Qlendenntng,   p. \   13.
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**    an.J     propaganda     meetings
ur reading room Is open to the pub-
fr,e. fro,,,  in nm   lo  ,,  p ,„   dillv
»*- retary.   A     Knrmllo.   $•« Viral   St
Organlaer, W. Stephenson
nm       .Mr*;"--»Ts   every    Sunday    at    ,
Pl-Th'ti Urtom     :5'     M.okle   (Plock.
■r-Kith   avenue   and   Second   street   \V.
Fvinw  n?i rr'l,-l»*   room   same  addre**.
__  Mnk  T'ndng.   Secretary,   Pox  04 7.
l??,ArL *»*,»* BO. 0, BA8B.. MBBT8
Ih ill nJ^un,,wv' .  Trade*      Hall.   I   p m
,Tr',,m,M,1V,tf'    J**"*     ,'rl,,«>'     *
Urv' i.Jen Mn,t     H   Hlmmons, se, re-
rJr' 1W* -Uarnei St.  P.O.  Bo*  loir,
oi c. Hea (quarters, ;>.."> i S Main St.,
Room    .*.   next    Dreamland   Theatre.
Buatneaa meeting every alternate
Monday evf:*;ng at S p.m.; propaganda
meeting every Wednesday at $ p.m.;
economic class every Sunday after-
noon, I p.m, Organlaer, Hugh Lald-
lOW, Room L 638 l 3 Main St. Secretary, j.  W.  Hillings.  :7o  young St.
LOCAL OTTAWA, Bo. 8, 8. P. OP C.
Bualneea meetings first Sunday in
month in open air, followed by a plc-
ni- during summer months. Propaganda meetings every Saturday night
al I p. m , at the corner of McKenzie
Avenue and  Pideau Street. A.   Mc
Calhim. Secretary. ISO Augusta Street.
Business and propaganda meeting
every Thursday at i p.m. in Maedonald*! Hall. Union Street. All are welcome Alfred Nash. Corresponding
Secretary. Glace Pay; Wm. Sutherland.
Organizer. New Aberdeen; H. Q. Hoss,
Financial Secretary, office In I>. N.
Brodie Printing Co. Building, I'nlon
IN*     rtuttPs  0R        T"*
• • am a i   •   - *•*■*, I   *^ tTZ
T» -ji ^••e"--^.;.^-:-^^ ,1
The Western Clarion.
Aavone eeadlag s **■»•« <*h »tvj dv-e«!no<»-Tn ms?
-QQlv-fei-f uvarioin par -■-■'-••.-•r* ttvm mttoibg* mo
Infant.on la prohablf ptatSfUl'
t loua ttrunir sututo*-.. I .*.
•cut fnaa. Oli
 a   (%-*•*• muni-**.
  HMOe^M on Pete-ale
Idsst a-jencr tat >u<vr;:jg t'Otento.
I'utsuts VwMwii ter .u«a Malta a Co. -reeslve
gpttwml tmmtwta. vithoat enema- iu tea
Scientific American.
A haivtia «naly UhaStm2«>4 v^vllf.    Lonrai etr>
rolouji. i»* w-f  s--ia**»u"1--*   J^tnal.     laau-a   tit
f'MswmSx, $«n a j-aa. sssaaga pn«u.   a«>*4 hr
•U t---»ta ». .aa
MR!. I Co.*'*-- Rsw Tort
-•     7¥ • ■   **»     — earn*...,. +
Removed to 518 Hornby Street
from 824 Pender Vancouver
U Printer
Book and
165  Hasting   Street  Went
VANCOUVER.   B.   0.
of theae booh* Belling;
Kiddle of the  rnlverse, by
Haeckel     25c
I .If© of Jesus. Kenan 25c
A«je of Reason. PllBO  25c
Merrl© England     20c
Cod and My Neigh tor.
Matchford    25c
Origin of Species, Itarwin.. 25c
logeraoU'g Lectures, each.. 25c
Kvolutlon of the Mea of God.
Grant Allen  25c
I'oatago prepaid on hooks
The People's Bookstore
152 Cordova 8L W.
r*. sofld. BaTlasloesa of MsnafacTarrr*
—,l«ll aad other* who realise the sdriisbU-*
Ity of baring their fatso! tmsiaea* trssaartei
by Ks pet to. Freliasiaaryadirkefrre. ChsrfW
atodetau. Oev lavaatar'e Advise*r f»*fgj
reoeest Marioa aVMarlon. Hew York Lift Bldg.
VonUeei : ~od W-a-.hia.ft-M.. »lC ■*•*•'•*"*■•
510 Dominion Trust Building
Vancouver, B.C.
Party   Lapel
Price: 50c each
or 5 fo* $2.00
Dominion Executive Committee
579 Homor-Richanl Lane
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