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 the mWtetftrnva or th::
MODBBM BTATB IB BUT A
COMsOTTBB POB MAM AO-
INO THB OOatafON AT-
FAIBg OT THB WHOLE
BOUBOBOWB.''
WESTERN CLiARIQN
Owned and Controlled by the Socialist Party of Canada PubUahed in tne Intereata of the Working Claaa Alone
THE EMANCIPATION OP
THE WOaBUHO GLASS
MUST BE THE WORK Or
THE WOEKIRO CLASS IT-
BELr."-~KAS_ MARX
NUMBER 736
-VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA.   SATURDAY; JANUARY 3.1914
Sutacrlptlon Price
._PHR TEAti
SOCIftLISM KILLED AGAIN"
Two Capitaliat Professors of Different Degrees of
Knowledge, Roll Us Out Flat.
In recant year. Caaada has prodneed
l,.-r thar. of capitalist apologists, on.
„f «horn ar(|..lred alawet international
(mil- hy writing a booh, In whieb, in a
rather intereatlng bnt very ineffective
•ay, h. .ritlelee* that Bible of th. 80
rmiitt wove*****, Marx' "Capital."
Dt- i-r-in, in th* official organ of the
K ),. 1'., anawered Professor 0. D. Bhel-
ion', .rguaieat* to th* satisfaction of
th.- majority of the Caaadian move
mrnt, but front tint* te time, In various
iinum-isl papers (which ar* nut read
tironngst rJoeiallets) th* learned profes
tort giv. to the capitaliat reader, of
(hot* organ., the benefit of their pro
freMtial ndvlce aa te what they ahould
:., ■ .-.Ir to th. working elaa. la the way
nf reform* te keep thera in sobmiMion
fur a longer period than th.y could
utherwi*. be Sept.
In a recent lasae of the Monetary
Time, (under a heading entitled '' Are
We Drifting Into 8oeinll.ni," aad ton
thiiiing a wonderful tub title, namely-,
"Within the .titling frame*.ork of to
. :.i> w. meat combine Private Ioitia
tive and PrivBt* Energy with Boelal
CostTCl and Social Js*t*e*'')
Professor  Shelte* Oae* Mere Hold.
Tents.
1'i.r th(*J* la the Canadias movement
•ho thiah it advisable for Bocialiite to
agitate or Ight for reform, .nd alto
for onr friend*, the enemy, who ar*
sow engaged i* th* interesting occupation of trying le disrupt th* iateltigent
s-irklag claa* movement by forming a
sen political party. Professor Skelton's
advice to hi. e.pitalitt employer., In
this article, is of great interest
Th. Vela* ef Bafataa Teetlaieay From
Stephen leacock 00 "Boelal Beform in
tha Coming Century," and a. a »ub-
he»dirig we have "The Program of Socialism—A Beautiful Impossibility."
ln an article in thc previous issue, of
the tame paper be tells ut tbat tbe doctrine of individual liberty and individual right. WB* proving hopelessly in
adequate for the control of modern society, and in the iatu. before me he
deal* with SocLlism (at least that it
what he calls it; unlets he had named
it 1 would not have known what it
really was.)
He «.y«: "In it, iUelf, tbere it no
insurrection. There i. no blood on itt
haad.. Social!un as aa ideal it one of
the most beautiful and inspiring ereedt
ever conceived in the mind of man.
* * * ftocialism at an ideal creed, at
a picture of men and women a. they
ought to be, it unsurpassed. It ha. only
one fault; it U too good. It ha. only
oa. defect; it will not work. It eon-
Lin* only one error; the axiom, on
which It ret..."   •   •   •
$1.0-0
Vancouver Island Defense Fund LOST-EDMONTON MILITIA
lr.ifess.ir Hhattou". recommendations
ar* to easily recognised that to u. who
-■■-me from (treat Britain th.y teem to
• - -.Mat* from th* breia—or rather the
heart—-(because brain >* a doubtful
.:.:■»; tlty la th* mahe up of thia espe-
rial breed), of a P. 8. A.—Socialist -Labor, HP. ln -wme place, it it a Utile
.00 radical, or we might say it was
part of the election platform of a Wil-
•os, a HendereoB or a Blchardaon.
lie, of coarse, propo.ee governmental
"nutation of Ihe truttt, child labor j
laws, snd Mate pro vim on of common
'.-■•■ds—sad under thia head h. say*:
' •'-'ue.h Mate, activities eaa fairly be
•a.d to mah. for Socialism only where
1« would be reasonably possible for the
individual to provide the service him
•elf, aad where the aet
What Ha Know*.
I *-t us consider, then, just what Socialism is and what it propose, to do.
There are, of course, a vtat number of
Socialist theories, almost a. many in
fart at there ar. Koeialitti. But, speak
ing generally, the central aim of all Bo
rialittt it to do away  witb the ind,
vidua! ownership ot the meant of pro
duction (land, machinery, railwuyi. and
.0 on) and have all industry carried on
by  the government.    All tbe  workert
therefore  would  be  in  the  employ  of
the etate. Everybody would have a gov
ernment job.   This .oundt very attrac
tive at a beginning."
Ia those two paragraphs I have
quoted from. l*rofe*»cir l.eacock 's article, he ditplayt bi* igaoranre not only
of ftoc.aiitm, but also of the present
•yttem.
He mentions "individual ownership
of the means of produetion." Now 1
venture to state tbat not one per cent
of tbe meant of wealth production are
owned by any sperial individual. The
day ef tbe combine, the trust and tbe
joint stork company came long ngo, and
individual ownership was killed on that
day. just as effectually a* capitalist
class ownership of the meant of wealth
will be killed wben tbe political ma
ehine, the State, is captured by the
working class.
Hi. ignor.nce of ownership in the
' present d.y, however, is more than
ImanttW ""To ' •Hl,,***'-'t" **J ■'•*■  *'•n, ** hnowledge of
Fellow Worh.rt:
We, aa brother, of the two hundred miner, at present in Jail and awaiting trial on Vaaeonver Island, at this time
appeal to you aa member, of the working claa. for moral and financial help, that we may free from persecution and
tbe brand of criminality men whoee chief offense i. their prominence nnd netivity in the labor movement on thi. por
tion uf tbe Purine Coast.
Tb. miner., in tbeir dealings as individnala with the corporations in the peat, have -realised thdr ntter helpleesness.
Time and egain explosions occur witb the low of human life. The mining laws provide for the appointment of a Oaa
Committee by the men. Thi. committee on examining the mine and reporting gna, wa. discharged. The Government, in
lining up with the mine owners, refused to enforce the law..   They are therefore the violators of their own laws.
The men were thut forced to organise, and on the 1st of May latrt the mine workers ef this Island came out for
recognition of their union.
Tbe government., Dominion and Provincial, in their eageraee. for industrial expansion (profit, for the master elass),
encourage a eonttant stream of immigration from Oriental eonntiiea. With the aid of thla reserve army of labor, whose
wants are few compared with those of white men, nnd the enactment of draatic criminal laws, which nre intended to ren-
der the workert powerless during a strike, all the forcea ef th* Bt*te are at the dispoaal of the capitalist, involved.
Tod.y the militia arc encamped in oar streets, aad bodies of them with axed bayonet, patrol them, and act a. a
shield to hundredi of special police who are here to guard ttrike breakeri.
The jails are crowded witb our moat active brothers.
Among the men in priton are many earnest and active workers, who are eligible for provincial and municipal office.
Also J. Place, H. P. P., tbe working elan representative In the Provincial Parliament. The worker, of this district have
attained tbe most advanced political position of any in th. Dominion. In th* event of thee, men being convicted, they
are deprived of all political right, for flv. year*.
Fellow Worker.:
In this life .nd death struggle with the Haster Claa., h.lp a. to keep the Banner of Leber flying triumphant over
what we have already attained. It it our turn tod.y; it may be youre tomorrow. In the name of the solidarity of the
working clasa, help it urgently needed at thi. time. Do all yon ean, and aid u» to hurl those from place and power who
in their greed would force ut to th. standard of Orientals, or to become kom.lees trampe.
Forward all monies to Defense Committee,
0. A. Moore, Secretary, Box 830, Nanaimo, B. C.
Donations will be acknowledged ia Western Clarion, Cotton'* Weekly, Appeal tb Reason, and other Labor paper..
Workers in t»e Prairie Capital Now Understand
the Function of the Militia.
♦50.00.
part
Vanconver
ih*  Trade
THE PHILOSOPHY OF SOCIALISM
The   philosophy   of   8oci.li.rn   i.   . wa. possible.    I will try to make thi.
world-embracing philosophy, and from plain.   I will begin by explaining thc
this fart we must come to the eonclu- greut cause of the working clas., whieh
sion that it  it impossible for any in- - hat been always the beast of burden to
dividual to know all about it.   The ra- a small asd exclusive minority.
parity of the individual'1 brain is no
more  adequate  for  the knowledge  of
(Ml whole embracing philosophy than
the skill and strength of thc individual 's hands are sufficient to produce all
Le i-i oils. Therefore faith become, indispensable to man, but only faith in
tbat which other, know, not in what
others believe.    \nd just at tbere are
Aadmt Slavery
Thia i. most evident in the slave
state, of antiquity, or in other word.;
in chattel slavery, whieh wa. prevalent
at different time, all over thi. planet.
Tbe .lave wa. bought by the master and
by him he wa. compelled to work. The
bond, that were holding bim in slavery
condition that enslaved the many.
Wag* Slave—'
He couW change hi. master, if the
conditions imposed upon hlm were not
satisfactory, and look for another mas-
No .ppertnaity hea "***a last by thc
Edmonton reds th*»: *** *** i*'eU
to . rtising   th*
p'-iKiliythemlBtl*, •*
Island. The -*• ***-■ ***/
Unions, aad th* *»*ISBSt ****»» at OssV
adi. looti hav* a*-**-**!* Aa-oMer to
shoulder aad so far "taa jaenlt* have
V-een very gratifying. A aalBSIS T-IIsbT-
ation Langs* has a*** fer*r**d, composed of delegate, irean ta* *bove
named rgrjurations, f*r ta* *vowed
purpose of carrying ea a aj*tua»Blie rotation until those at- Bf**e*t incarcerated in the B. C. f*sol* (tor being men
enough to ight for btttm **a*Btioas of
life, hav. been tt***.
The :ir»t mea* meeting held oa Baa-
day, Sept. 9, wa* th* *arg*et aad moat
representative gathering of *rnge-worh>
e™ ever wen In this eity, whieh bodes
Ul for th. attorney general at any future election in spite ef *i~ waived
from tbe labor fakirs af the eoast.
In j lacing th* peattfoa of the Vancouver Island miners before the audi-
ence. no quarter wa* given, nnd the
militia a. a weapon of til* Capitalist
elass :■■■.» scathingly -teneeaneed- Oera-
rad. Web-act's vivid ptctnrea of the
suffering, endured by ta* •tnkera, the
dastardly methods of the mine operators, tb.- -j-just and prejudiced decision.
of the -craft, and the harsh, and inhuman -entente, of tVe judge made a
deep impression oa the andienee. Sign.
of awakening to (daaa-ceaeeionaneea
ter. Of course, it i. safe to «ay that j were well evidenced "by the spontan-
the condition handed out by the master ; euU9 .-.burst, of applei*-*-* whieh
to the .lave* was more or lest tbe same J drowned the voice, of the speaker when
everywhere.      Thl.    little    individual j he .ailed on those preeent to resent the \present indicated that they
freedom   whieh   the   .lave   iad   was  indignitias their fellow worker, on the | galling chafe of their .lave shackles,
enough to formulate tbe idea that he t -oast were being subjected to by the j and when he gave them the gospel of
On this oeeatioa the 8. P of 0
was represented by Comrade H. G*
Davey (chairman), and Comrade T. D.
-PTBtt. Both rendered splendid terries
to the cause of the Vancouver minert
and thi. being their im platfprm effort, Edmonton reds are crowing loudly over the fact that two more well informed, ela--.-con-e.ious propagandittt,
have graduated from onr local tthool
of revolution.
Comrsd. Pratt, in hit address, did
not confine himself to any particular
strike, but used the Vancouver Itland
situation to demonstrate tbe elut
•truggle, and then went on and proved
that the workers' economic ttatua wat
essentially the same, no matter when
their geographical position.
B. Webster of the L W. W. wat the
laat speaker, and although those preceding him had occupied the platform
for an hour and a half, he succeeded in
holding the attention of the audience
for fully au hour. Such eloquent tet-
timony to the excellence of hi. addrem
it -i» unnecessary to add to, but I ean-
not close without letting the re.der into the secret of his power to hold aa
audience.    1
It it that the comrade it inspired by
a hnowledge which presents to hit mind
the glorious possibilities of the morrow, and realizing thnt his own emancipation can only come with the emancipation of his class, his simple wordt
are born of an intense desire to live.
When he pictured the miserable 2 by 4
existence of the average wage worker,
the expressions on the facet of those
felt    the
the   fundamental  principles  of  Social
iron.   He sayt: "All the workers would
be ta the employ of th. State—tu-dsr
Soctalism."
This, of course, is the sort  of do*.e
weaken eelf-reUanee."
He also adviaaa Old Ag* Pension, and j
'-'-ntribntory    Stat*    Insurance,    a   In j
Uoyd Ueorgei nn well as a Federal In j
"■in-- Tax.   lie thsn gee* on to tell n. ,.,,.,
,....... n   .    >   ». .. .     _.     .v   I preached by tome people who c.H them-
Hruthfnlly too), bnt 1 ean imagine the , ■ '       "    **   ... v .1
,.,,.'. f.       r _...       I selves Socialists, nnd shows tbe mental
.-•t-n-.ha-eat   ef   onr   labor   brethmi 1    '        . '. ,      ....        . _   ,
when they read the following:  "Bet i **«"•**' m;[fr^ ******* "f he U
o** taVil*- pellei*. wt a£**^ "W   "&"*
iiortalistte: tt-Biy.aata.haet bal.art.! ""*•*   8°"rflm"tfi°b' __?_£Tl2
Ih- all tarred with the tt.ck that WM
used on Horns. Shack let on. and Hill.
on all the bunch all over the world who
have used tho fear the revolutionary
Socialist movement hat produced an the
capitaliat class to gain for them.elvet
.job.   Yeti
Capitalism Has Cheapened Mea
and history fails to show any other
cim where men eould be bought to
cheap lo betray tho caute that made
them prominent, .. at the present day.
However, 1'rofe.tor Le.coek, like
many olher individual., Ignornnt of, or
lying ro what Socialism really is and
_ meant, bas repeated th.t old trick of
1'nllk. oar dear brethren the Labor! producing in print what he think. 80
some wants of tbe body wbich every were right around his body, and thereon.- has to tatiafy by himself, »o every {fore he tu bound to realise hi. .lave
one ha* to know certain, facta pertain- 1 position. All hi. effort, were to free
ing to this social philosophy. [himself, and his master was compelled
Of course, when 1 say "every one," I thereby  to provide guard, to prevent
I do not mean all members of society, jthe slave, running .way. In the'feudal
Hiii-jj e working slave myself, I address 'and guild system of the middle age.
invneH to the slave class, for it is in , the oppression of the maa. of the .lave.
this class that my welfare at well at , was sufficiently apparent.    (This form
II y h-ij-e-s of emancipation are involved,  of slavery i. not even now completely
1 will first r.tart by getting the read- ' extinguished.    It ttill exist, partly in
tt acquainted with a statement made by i Russia, Turkey, Hungary nnd part, of
a philosopher by the name of John I Asia.) All the Und w*. appropriated
Bcrke. He laid: "lt it just aa hard (by a few, and the .lav*, were thereby
sometimes to persuade a slave to be- | compelled to go to these' few aad aak
come I free man, as it ia to compel a j for a piece of land. These few master,
free man to be a alave." About thi. I were very kind in thi.—they not only
statement I will say that, from my | gave tbe slave one piece of land,-but
point of view it is a very tautological ' two pieces, one of wbich he eould work
one There are millions of slaves who '( and keep the produce for himself, and
realise their slave position in tociety Ithe produce of the other piece went to
todav, and who Would not need much I his master, the land owner. Thi. owner-
was free. To strengthen thia belief the
slave found a helping hand in the religious  institution., aged more  or less I
capitalist class.
A       ection  of #90.00  waa. taken,
whieb. 1 erbape, more   than   anything
consciously by the master class for the ■ e]ie. ;s a„ index to the raind of the Ed-
purpose of beeping the mas. of slaves I m0nu-n proletariat,
quiet while they plundered tbem, and j    This meeting beiag quite an event in
they certainly have fulfilled tbeir work j ,mr little burg, some of the innocent
(united working class effort a. the key
to fre-edom, they reflected the earnest
hopes asd arnbitior!* in his.
J. B. KNIGHT.
persuasion  to become free men,  if it | ship of the land by the few waa the
against aajdattSBL They sr*
p.thie cans, vneciaatien against itt
i-owth. r*r r-rtvat* ytogarxy today U
on the defeaatve. It ha* no heaven
bora sanction. It will eadare only to
long at it prove, socially beneficial.
The hour of social, aa well at political
democracy baa corns. Th. ideal which
will prevail, the ideal .hared by So-
cialitt. and individualist reformer.
alike, I. th. organisation of industry in
tbe intereat of the matte, of the peo
pie. •   a*j*»i* th* grieveaets
—and they ara aaaay. even though at
nltger.t«d by th* Socialist! out of all
perspective sag the aVoclallst has lest
hi.
■arty, how.v.r, Itofcetor Skelton, th.
Maedonald lecturer on "Political Beo*
■ion.y»* ia Klng.ton University nnd
""ti SociaKtt author, hnows something
of onr movement and ito teaching. At
tho begiaaing of his article he *ay» So
ciallaa "is al onee an ln'tetmont of
capitalism, nn aaalysi. of U, a tubtti
i«t. for It and a caatpalgn agaln.t It"
- which definition, I think, can't b. Improved OB.
**& gem Ptwtwtaet Stephen Iascock.
But another killer of Socialism ha.
"lien In th* Bast, and in Toronto
"Haturday Night," dated Nov. SB,
■•'I--, tee have an article by Proteesor
cialitm it, and then destroying hi. own
Ides.
Instead of being emlaved .new by
thc State, the working das., when po
litically Intelligent, will de.troy th.t
In.tltution forever, .ubttituting "»d-
mlnl.tr.tion of thing, for government
of men."
Until political Intelligence comet to
th.m, tbey will eagerly follow the la-
bo* Perty fahir In his wandering., and
help him to attain his great ambition,
a .oft government job."        A. P.
A large and wide circulation for thlt
paper will make our path ea.ier. Moral
-—Rush In the tubs.
THE DEAR RED FLAG
(Blng the bell, wstehman.)
Come, loin the Boelal Army, no longer now delay I
There 1. no tlm. tomorrow, now i. the time—today I
Awnhen from your .lumbar and ri.e y. from the dead,
Btnnd up for peace and broth.rhood b.ne.th th. (lag of red!
CHORUS
Bound th. dear red flag, emblem of the free,
Bally round the deer red flag, wherever you may be.
Band in hand united stand, for liberty we flght,
Then corns whst may. we'll win th. flght,
For might is ever right I
Why stand ye by in ldlenae. while other, light th. eauaef
f,       ' .     • !...    I'.„J as A    _     t._._._    *_.    mm. it     a-ksaM     -n_,S-a»tl*Tt
While
•Ther.
wny stanu yo dt in lusom—« —»•!«> «...*..■ ..a-* •--  ___■ , .
Cor**, Join our band and lend a hand to end our servile laws I
While Capital, the tryant, holds the reign, of **•*•*"■»'•»•
Th***"* nonght for *on but poverlj-_a*d tW»a ol banishment.
(Ohorus)
*Th. capitalist .y.t.m ha. bllghtoned all your lives:
No food have ye nor raiment, for children nor your wives.
Arts.! nnd br.sk asunder th. bond, that bind you tight!
With Pr.-»dom'. .word th. tyrant horde witb terror put to .light!
i\. (Choru.) j
l\ —-Al.xand.r Balr.l, Oumb.rland, B. 0.
=k
SENTIMENTCRYSTALUZING
ER80LUTI0N BY LOCAL CALGARY, B P. OF 0.
To the Minister of Justice, Ottawa, Canada:
Whereat:
(1)    In Canada, the Economic. System, by wbich w. are fed, i. baaed on
Property, or the right to do what one like, with hi. own.
(2)" That those without property, that i. the working claw, are thu. obliged
to live by telling their ability or capacity to labor to thoae who have property
ia the means of wealth production. Thit results ln the worker, receiving wage.,
nvvcr ri.ing above the coat of subsistence, and In the owner, potteuing th. entire product of labor.
(3) That under aueh a system, antagoniamt growing out of theae conflicting
interests necessarilly arise.
(4) That the Political State exist, to maintain equilibrium between conflicting economic interettt, hence, legislature., executives, lew court., military
and police.
(5) That whenever the propertylera worher. cease to be fed, the economic
aystem hat broken down for tbem and the Political State become., for them, a
tyranny.
Aud whereat, In tbe case of the Vancouver Itland ttrike, certain minert are
in priton charged with violating property law. of the Political Stat*. That theae
men were unemployed nnd unfed, through their unwillingness to continue at
work while tbe Mines Act wat unenforced and because those who took measures
to have it enforced were dismissed and blacklisted, and alio that their attempt,
to maintain union .olidarity were ruthlessly crushed by military aud police
admirably.
But this feudal slavery bad to give
way to another form of shivery known
a. wage-slavery, not because the slave
wanted it, but because wage-slavery
was more economical and more profitable than any other previous form of
slavery—for the master. The slave, as
an individual, is rtill more free. He
ha. in front of him a world-market, on
which he is compelled to sell his labor-
power—he can therefore sell it -nher
ever be like.. He haa full freedom in
this, as he has freedom to die of starvation if he doe. not find a buyer. He
i. free, iii a rense, a. an individual, but
he i. a .lave as a member of the working class.
The working claaa, as a claw, are enslaved by the very thing they daily pro
duce—that ia to My, th* social prodact
of th* working class of today serves as
a mean* of theii enslavement for tomorrow. To mahe it .till plainer—thc
capitaliat class own the means of
w alth production, mill., mines, fat-tor-
iee, land, foreet, machinery, etc. Nat
orally the working elaa. must depend
on the master class in order to get ac-
cess to these meana so that they may
Uv.. Thi. they do. They come on the
market to sell the only thing they
possess—their labor-power—in exchange
for which they generally receive
enough to renew the labor-power (hu-
SOCIALIST PASTY WITHDRAWS
FROM THE B. C. MINEES'
LIBERATION    LEAGUE
At  the regular business  meeting of
Loeal Vancouver N'. 1, S. P. of C, on
j; -he workera expected the pre..
to e.itne with front page   report*   in
; heavy ; ided type, bnt they have much
j tu learn reepeeting the method, of capitalist      trolled newspapers.
All but "Ta* y*aa*l"  maintained jTu*»d-iy' Dec- 16> the representative, of
ja discreet silence, nnd thia Bheet, in a p0*- local on th"* ''**-lVle, reported that
'short      .torial, after  shedding a few .they hail moved the following motion
1 tean over the decline    of   patriotism, iat the business meeting of the League
took up- a itself the defence of the gal- jthe previous Sunday.
■ lent n-.'Utf*-.    The following i* n qno- j    "Re-.ol.-ed. That" the ,B.  C. Miner.'
tation fr.*n the aame, which, if nothing j Liberation League, realiiing the necea-
else, is an admiasiOB ef the real pur- j^ty for the adoption of constitutional
pose .f the militia—''The atatement of jmethod* if any measure of success ia to
the speaker, at hut night's mass meet- \D(. achieved in the liberation of those
ing ".hat the working elaa., being prop- j0f otJT fe*-0w -workers sentenced to long
ertyless. have therefore nothing to de- | terms  of  imprisonment   for trivial offend ' is aot true, a* the majority of the j fences,  repudiates entirely   the   state-
workers of Edmonton have property." \menu of Robert Gosden in regard to
"Further he -state*—''The meeting wa. Lhooting  and poisoning the heads of
not truly repreeeatative of the work- jthe government, as not being in line
ing elass of the eKy."   Well, there are   with the objects of this League, and as
none so blind aa thoae whom capitalist ! conveying to the public a wrong impression of working class attitude in this
province ia their attempts to secure the
miners' release.
And be it further resolved, That a
copy of this Resolution be submitted to
the B. C. Federationist, Cotton's Week
ly, The District Ledger, i.PernieL, The
j Western Clarion, and the daily press of
Vancouver."
After discussion the motion was de-
patronage will not allow to see, bnt if
blind to the record atteadanee and the
splendid eolleetioa, it ia to be hoped
that the BtartBag praetieal reaulta of
the a -i militia propaganda will conduce t. the reatoration of their perceptive power*.
Not g* ta Yaacoaver.
Two week* ago, bs order to ascertain
Drafting Committee.
powers.
Therefore, we, th. citlzoni of Calgary, herewith demand the r.lea.t of theee
minor.
JOHN BARTON,
ALF. BUDDEN,
W. J. SCOTT,
I was instructed by the Local to forward yon a copy of th. foregoing.
The paper waa drawn up by the above committee, and wa. approved by
Local No. 4 of Calgary, and road in a meeting held in the Empreea Theatre and
received an almost unanimous voto in it. favor from thoa. pretent.   Your, in
revolt,   *• J- SCOTT.
RESOLUTION BY THB JEWISH WORKINOMBN'S CIRCLE, OALOABY
Th* Miners' Liberation League, Vancouver, B. 0.:
Follow Workcra—Wo, members of tho Jewish Workingmen 'a Circle, Branch
867, unanimously protest against the action taken by the authorities of B. C.
against our follow workera, the miner, of Vancouver Island. Our protest i. not
only raited iu re.entmont for tho present outrageous detention of .ome of our
rebellious- follow worker, in priton, but against a .ociety organised on a plane
to permit »uch barbaric acts to occur, A society organized for, and ruled by,
the intereata of a propertied class in whose intereat it wa. that our ttriking
follow workers be maltreated in every possible way, oitbor .hot down like dog.,
or i*l.o convicted and .tan-pod at criminals, by our capitali.t judiciary.
W. wish that our protest bo also looked upon a. a cry of wrath against the
■wampllke apathy of tho working cIbbs of Canada, who bear snoh treatment
calmly, tho apathetic glamour that en.hrouds their scn.es, Uke dense fog, aud
prevent, thorn from seeing that tho wrong done to a portion of their claa. I. a
wrong don. to nil. But already have voioes of rebellion and resentment been
raited from tbe revolutionary proletariat throughout tbe Dominion. Racial difference, have lost their importance (nt eventually tbey are doomed to dltappear*)
and a. a greet conglomerate imbued with one aim, solidarity, Jew, Hindu, Scotch,
Irish, English and all other nationalities, have proved tbelr clau-conaoiou.neH
by clamouring for tho release of the imprl.onod worker, on Vancouver Island.
The emancipation of the worker, mu.t bo accomplished by themselves, but
until this oat. be realised, we mu.t, like ono man, stand by those that do the
lighting for our class. THE JEWISH WORKINOMBN'S CIRCLE,
Calgary, Alta. **W J- K. MSROLER of Pre.. Committee.
man energy) consumed   by   the   employer.
1 do not intend to go into economics
to explain that it is on the consumption
of labor-power that the master class
reap large profit.. The statistics of
Canada give a production of wealth 01
110 a day for eaeh .lave with a general
wage of *2 a day. 80 it ia plain that
tbe capitalist politician, are quite right
when they say that Canada is a pros
peroue country, which they enjoy.
while we, the tlaves, "prosper" in poverty aad privation.
Emancipation Through Intelligence
It remain, to say that this exploitn
tion 1. effected in a very mystic manner, and tbat before we can be conscious of it we mutt have some knowl .
edge of Marxian Economics. It is only
when we have got thit knowledge that
we realise our position a. slaves, and
at the ..me time we realise alto that
w. cannot free ourselves a. individuals,
but only nt a class.
It must be class emancipation with
out distinction of .ex, color or race.
Th.t is why we Socialist, are »o very
bu.y educating ourselve. first, and then
our fellow slaves. We are coliseums of
the fact that faith i. not enough in this
matter, and that knowledge Is the essential instrument for reaching the
high goal. And thinking (which the
working claa. h.9 given up quito a time
ago) mu.t be resumed again by them in
order to gain emancipation. The emancipation of th. working class mu.t eomo
through the working class itself.
The   Socialist   Party,   ns   a  political
party, 1. the only party that stand*.
frankly for tb. emancipation   ot 'the!
working class.   It understands tbe nature ot the class struggle, and it does
not advocate reform, because lt i. ?on-
scions that it it impossible to patch up
this tyttem, and tbat    to   benctlt the
working class thit tyttem mutt be abol
ithed
PETER ZANONI.
: the number of men available, .hould 1 feated by 8 to 7, the view being taken
jthe Edmonton militia corp. be called'that the League was not responsible
j on to reinforce thoae already engaged j for the utterances of those who tpoke
: on VaiH-nver Ialaad,   the   officers of I from its platform.
this d'str-tat i-ened a special muster
call anil ta their aetoniahment and dis
may. only seventeen (including the
bam! turned up. laa suuily reply of
the r.'lmoawa MtBtt* ao exasperated
the ii ers that they decided to call in
their uniforms and accoutrements. May
the aition of the Edmonton eorpe inspire other* to do Hkewiae!
On Nov, *» % aecond maa. meeting
the collection amounting to
The report was considered, and the
attitude of the League being considered
unsatisfactory, it was decided by unani
inout vote to withdraw.
held,
In Berlin, Oermany. th.r. are 25,000
' i-rganized workmen out of employment,
who, with the unorganiied, bring the
number up to about 100,000, according
to the report of a commission recently
appointed.
age—
WE RIGHT OF POWER
By Wilfrid Dribble
** itirtght that the few should in luxury live
Oa th* work of the many they spoil;
J**** **** »"• worker, increasingly give
To tha idler, the fruit of their toil;
It it right that the many .hould get but small wage,
Ana the few their vast profit and rent;
Twa. rigkt in past age., 'tis right in thit .
*> *aag a* th* many consent.
It la right that the many should want more or less,
In n world that hold, plenty for all;
***» th* few .hould have power to curte or to bless
AH the reel on thl. etre'ling ball.
T* *«t Batumi (aad right) that the idler, should ride
.     Oa th* worher., with back, meekly bent,
-**-** they'll do to, they'll do so, In .rrogant pride,
■0 leaf, as tha workers consent.
''■I'saj t* general are not done because they are right—
t    They are right because they nre d>ne.
Justicem ever to those who've the might,
_^And the weak or sabmtssive have none.
'~**wigliiaa are fesble in muscle and brain—
j.       Their power to them ha. been lent;
if*. 1 been lent by the many, need I explain
*«»*».« powerf-Va* workers consent.
But power's not static, aad aaithor is tight,
(Borne may think that thi. itatemoat'a a crime)
|->ugh change may bo slow, though It come in a nigbt,
It nye come. In the fullness of time,
^en the many shall claim tbe whole World at ts.ir ean,
With thraldom no longer content,
\ few will discover their power bat flown,
ind their right—with toe worker, content. l^>w>»1»*s«*VslHi
I
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THE WESTERN CLARION
... .-i. nt.       7*7 Wa"-<*h the la"?elo"TrvPo8uP'rs^
tl. Main at.        7J/ thl    number Is on It,J'<"j__
Taaoonver, B. 0.   Mriptlon Vplres with the next ******
Saturday, January 3,1914
VICARIOUS ATONEMENT
The unbearable conditions under which*^^Sl
Island have been working for years past, wtaclrm
the refusal of the government to enforce the provmon. »* «tt Loal
Mines Regulation Aet, denned ^^^^
Canada.   To thos, „■.-■■-• .... an a nly'acquainted with the lc^Osondi.
miners, are now common knowledge amongst the working els*, of
re intimately a . _.
er is that the back of their p»tience wss aot
.The Weatarn Clarion, Vancouver, Britinh Columbia
8ATUBDAY, JANUARY 8.
-11*14
ditions the only wond
broken sooner.
What they have borne in the past « IJJjJ*
What they arc compelled to bear now, at the ha^of*. JJJ-"
of their masters' brand of justice, in their n"^'^^ ™e
of gratuitous insult, puts all previous impositionsonto the-wwfc   We
ll-jwaat-a-*-***-** -—-- »
are"iiot here referring to the sentences passed upon the oft^sad
the rank and file of thc union, nor U
denied the bail to which they were •*>»«*-»•  r>    - ,   . • ,
condemned felons before they had the semblanc.*o fa tt^» JAwss
the rank and file of the union, nor to the fact that scores of the* were
later accorded them.
legally entitled, and treated like
" ' nee of a trial which wss
That treatment, to one who is aquainted with
he^ fact tha  the courts and all olher governmental UM>«*
but the means used by the ruling class to lay hands_on tho Weslth
created by the workers, and to force them to bow the knee, ™« * fow-
gone conclusion. In that respect the Socialist recognize.that the
courts have done their duty to the elass that pays thera to protect its
interests i
What is here particularly referred to is the insulting language
chosen by Justices Howay and Morrison in branding the muiert and
the witnesses for the defence as liars and perjurer*, the latter ***********
out the women witnesses, the mothers, wives and daughters of the
miners themselves, as targets for these epithets.
To have to face the combined assault of the coal owners aad their
political and judicial hirelings, backed up by their militia and police;
to see their fellows assaulted and their women grossly insulted by the
hired scum of the mine owners and the government, with redrew in
the courts denied them, and reprisals on their part savagely pnnished,
are the penalties that the revolting slaves of capital have to expect.
To have to stand quietly in the prisoners' dock in a crowded courtroom, and listen to these insults fiung in the faces of their daughters,
.sisters and life-partners, and to see the reporters of thc capitalist
press present dutifully recording them for the purpose of spreading
them broadcast over the continent, is surely the last possible test thst
vindictiveness can devise.
Who is to blame for this exhibition? lf these miners were
possessed of the same standard of intelligence as is manifested by the
great majority of the working class in B. C. it could be truthiully said
that they themselves were to blame. The present government, which
appoints these same judges, wss elected to office and given its power
by thc definite action of the majority of the working elass voters of
the province, expressed at the ballot box. These same miners (or the
great majority of them) have as definitely and consistently r. fused to
prostitute their political power to thc uses of their masters. The degree of class-consciousness to whieh they have attained may not be
great—taking.them in the mass. Their protest and revolt against their
slavery has been consistently recorded at every opportunity that presented itself. Blacklisting, bribery and intimidation have not made
them swerve, nor is it to be expected that they will flinch from their
revolutionary attitude in the face of the tests to which they sre now
subjected.
ln the persons 0/ these men aud women of Vaucouver Island are
the capitalist-minded slaves of B. (.'. making vicarious atonement for
the mistakes they have themselves committed. They have put upon
other shoulders thc punishment that should be borne by their own.
Only by their consent to the rule of capital are such indignities s» sre
being heaped upon the heads of the miners made possible. The blows
directed at the political stronghold of the masters in Victoria and Ottawa by the miners have been warded off by the action of the members of their own class, and every attempt directed towards the severing of their chains has but resulted in encouragement being given to
the ruling class to impose fresh burdens.
Let the workers generally take the lesson to heait. The revolutionists amongst them will see the vital necessity of spreading the
knowledge of the principles of scientific Socialism until the whole
mass of the Canadian proletariat is permeated with it. Then snd not
.until then, will the rulers fear the workers, for their power'to bully
and oppress will have disappeared with the ignorance of their dupes.
From the point of view of the good of the movement every Socialist is pleased to see thc power of the State used so nakedly *-»"-•
ruthlessly. It will drive home, as no other method could, the truth
of their propaganda that the power by which the rulers hold the
workers in subjection is political power, and that the only way to
freedom lies through depriving them of it—by such meana aa the
times shall dictate,
Dispensers of class justice such as these referred to are doing a
useful and necessary work. To use the words of (iuBtav Herve "They
have sworn to judge without hate and without l'--ar Instead they
have judged with the hatred of their class and with the fear of the
press, their friends, and the public opinion of their class The* have
dug deeper the chasm between their class and ours- thev havs duff
deeper the chasm into which we shall hurl them."
Speed the day.
>      THE CORRECT COURSE
ef*
aa«.3e *ction of lM*** Vsneouver No. 1, in^withdrawing its repre-
•ewnatives on the B. C. Miners' Liberation League, after consideration
tk- iWP°rt ** t0 ttte attitude adopted by that body in regard to
IwLZT°ta d«»*Un« with the anarchistic utterances of the I. W. W.'
TKaVn!1 v* ■*•*ttte "noting on Nov. 8, was the only course left open,
aa lu *t*-tude of the executive committee reflects the attitude of
■ay other than a neglible proportion of the affiliated memberships of
we lieague, outside of the I. W. W., we refuse to believe. Inasmuch
*_ *J*}* **_* Bttitude of the executive committee it must, until re-
****** by the vote of the membership, be taken ss the attitude of the
l^*«ue itself.
.   J***"9 contention advanced, and adopted by a vote of 8 to 7, that
♦v*Ue' as 'mch' ****"*■ not -o*** it8e*f responsible for the utterances
on the public platform of the representatives of affiliated organizations, is untenable aad ridiculous. The component parts of any organisation are, individually and collectively, responsible for the public utterances of those whom it selects ss its mouthpieces. In refusing
"W shoulder sny share of responsibility for the sentiments expressed
hy R-Gosden, Local Vsneouver No. 1 hss acted commendsbly.
tw* -*"0**"***- °** ***e S. P. of C. hsve taken common action with
the I. W.W. on several occasions, and in eaeh instance the result has
proved unsatisfactory. It is not likely that the experiment will be
repeated.
Withdrawal from the League does not necessarily imply a lack
Of sympathy for the object which called it into being. The agitation
for the release of the miners will still obtain the support of the Socialists, and their support will be rendered more effective by virtue
of the fact that they are not harnessed to unequal yokefellows.
CONTEMPT OF COURT
Considerable prominence has been given by the press to the reference by Justice Morrison to an address delivered by the Rev. Dr.
Fraser of Vancouver, which wss a review of the Vsneouver
Island situation fayoAble to the miners.
When a esse is being tried before an unbiased court it is manifestly improper for an outsider to give utterance to any views calculated to influence the decision or verdict, either for or against either
side to the dispute. Such action, if tolerated, would soon result in
cases such ss those of the miners' being decided by public opinion,
regardless of the evidence. If such a condition were allowed to prevail, alibis would be disregarded, witnesses against the side most favored branded as liars and perjurers, and the efforts of an immaculate judiciary in dealing out even-handed justice rendered of no
effect.
The reproof administered to* Dr. Fraser, and so heartily endorsed by the daily press, will doubtless be taken to heart by all and
sundry, and expressions of opinion or criticism of the merits of the
esses before the court, and the actions of the court itself, reserved
until the prisoners have been sentenced-—or acquitted.
POLITICAL ACTION
of property, they come
into   contact
^h  tho political Bt.t*    W-^r-jJ
,hen oaafj un •••*"•■• -u,t * "-*_.*
._ ,.n   tin' ex...
tho burbariaut used
The High "Cost" of Living
(By Wilfrad Oribbl*.)
cease   to
the   atate-
Aa a matter of fact tbe COST of living in lower Bt tne preaent time than
aver it ha* been. Tomorrow it will
be lower at.ll, and nt tke end of the
ireek still lower.
We nre rapidly approaching the end'
of 1913, tke year In wkiek tke cost of
living kaa been tke lo.veat of any- year
ia kistory, bnt in 1B14 it will be lower
sjtilL
It i* tke PBICE of living tkat haa
gone up, Ib going *P and will go ap,
to long n* tke cause for this apparent
paradox is in-existence:
I am nware tkat the foregoing will
appear v-wy .contradictory to moat
readers, bnt-* aak tkem to read this
article carefully and nm confident, if
tkey do no, tkat  tkey   will
any   contradiction
ment I kave made.
I need not dwell on tke fact tkat tke
continually riling price* are adversely
affecting nearly tke wkole of the
population of tki* and other countries
at tke prenant time. Even people in
<• comfortable circumstances" are
greatly agitated over tke matter,
-nUaried men nre worried about it, tbe
mrdtitade «f wasa-workera, never
affluent, hav* to adopt a still more
rigid eeonomy than altkerto, and tke
v*ry poor are sinking still deeper in
tk* sbyn* Wkat*v*r tke eantie—and I
claim to kaow it, and to be able to
prov* tkat I know.lt, though not in
this abort srttele—t** effect u deep
aad wldenpread, and tk* remedy for
aaek can be no petty scheme such aa
a boycott on egg**
Neither will * royal eommisaion or
aay othw kind of eonunUraon be able
■o proclaim tke ean**, or find nnd np-
ply n r*m*dy. None but those wko,
mor* or let*, tatter tb* effect, can
possibly kave tk* incentive to discover th* can** *nd tke will to npply
tke ramedy.
Do I know tk* rnaedyl 1 claim to,
I  elaim to b*. »ble to prove  I
"BLOOD WILL TELL"
A recent press dispatch from London recounts thc theft ol thirty
pairs of opera glasses at a great "picture ball," in the Albert HhU*
some weeks ago. It is pointed out by the "radical" pre_ „«• Tendon
that the ball was attended by the representatives of wealtK „««» aristocracy, noble families and historic personages, but the loafer,
ence is carefully side-stepped by the rider that' 'JI hSh aSalSk
does not prevent the presence, on such occasions, of people w£ have
little regard for the rights of property "-which show. kI. Wv
"radical" the journals in question can be on occasion        °W      ^
When any scion of these "noble families" perform. «n,«- nrjee-
tecular■stunt in public life that gains them the eoLt-ndsti" ^# their
class the daily press and that section of thdr read s SolLti delegated what the? call their thinking powers refer to the iSoal's
ancestry and with sage nod. and winks assure each other tha ^Ctl
will tell," inferring that the qualities inherited from h» &!_JKS
worthily reproduced in their descendant. «m>*V* **
As an acknowledgement of the inmience of heredity n« fault ean
be found with the saying. Why this particular instaL -, Ti «nl
be used as further evidence of its truth is piibs!wE.'hwfl* thl
pettiness of the theft. The history of these'', olS ^ ,?'J{{
their "historic peisonages," is one long record of h ev^hWlSd*
age on a scale so Largs and so successful sa to command?M13SSi
fih^^tk-K. The foundations of their fortunes' wc* Kost
>rietors forcibly expro-
thosc so dispossessed; who wer7driv7n totTthT"1 ^ chi,drWI °'
aad I -slab*
a   f*w   hundred
kaow it, bnt not ln
wVrd*.
However, I *h*U b* **-fl,»g * 8***
_any ten* of tkoturaBd* of words in tbe
oazt tew amy ot my rtay In Ottawa
and, «• tkey wlll be said on th* publie
platform, ther* will b* nothing to atop
tk* reader* of Tk* Citizen from keeling
instances, laid on the ruins of peasant nronri-..,,,!!'! **?>
Priated, and of whole hc^mbsTth^m^tS 9^*/^-
those so dispossessed, who were driven into the ...   e! am   4
snd worked to death in the mad rush for wealth  hat ___.d f?
daw„ of capiulism. 'To assume that this tlaft ii quSfeft
work of less resneetab e thiov-.n ,loe. ---.( -,-.i„»i^„ .JlT .2*Jf
.j.. .1     r r",P*t,table thieves does not coincide with
vslu* of the opera glaa»_t-*u»a*rTOd-*-'-"- *■——
No common proli
mines and f«»tories,
the
the
Let me sny »- one* tkat no superficial
iaveatlgation will be sufficient to make
clear wk*t Is tke matter, that only by
a «ar*f*l rtndy of Society a* a whole,
paat *ad present, ean anyone understand tb* cause of tke evil* in Society.
However, a* I nm limited to space, I
mnat plunge right into my subject.
When the average individunl speaks of
th* "coat of living," tke thougkt i« always in terms of money—-dollar* and
e*nt*. Now, money—a medium of exchange, n certificate of value—-ka* not
always existed. Compared witk tke history of the human race and of Society,
money ba* but a short kietory, is bnt
reeently come into existence. Man lived
la varlons form* of Society ninny tbou-
aand* of year! before ke found money
necessary as a medium of exchange.
But it always eost man something to
get bis living.   What did it cost kirn
in thoae ancient time*'   The same, in
irinelple, a* it cost* kirn now—the la
things, a way to get the same result
with less work, or greater result with
the samf work, and bo, through fortunate accident and experiment, has
been steadily improving the tools and
method of production right down the
ageg, eaeh generation passing its im-
provementa on-*-, the next generation,
until we see in tliis the most wonderfully efficient machinery the world has
known, by which it is very simple and
easy to produce much wealth by little
labor, through which the cost of produetion is reduced to a minimum.
Now the cost of production it the
coat of living, for we live on what we
produce, that is, the part of it that
we get. A few—the idle rich—live on
what they do not produce—that is the
part we do not get.
Yes, the real coat of living it very
low today.
"But how it it we kave to pay such
big pricesf"   Ah! there's the rub.
Let me franVly tell the reader that
I cannot spoonfeed him, or her, on this
matter. Tou have to do a little study
yourselves. Thia article it only by
way of a little assistance in your own
study. The same with the addresses I
am delivering in Ottawa.
There are the laws of tbe market to
be understood, among which U the law
of supply and demand. Decreased supply or greater demand, pries* go np. Increased supply or leas demand, prices
go down.
Now gold it that part of wealth generally adopted aa money—a* a medium
for exchanging other forms of wealtb
—but tbat does not prevent it from
being subject to tb* nam* laws.
The supply of gold that hat been
thrown upon the market for a number
of years past .ba* been increasing,
through the discovery of gold deposits
and improved methods of- extracting.
This ha* cheapened gold, when compared witk it* former rntes of exchange
with all other commoditte* on nn average, tk* natural eon*equenee being tbat
w* kav* to pay at*re moaey—-gold—
than formerly for tke tame commodities. Bnt tkat doesn't settle the matter.
What I* really tke matter ia tkat
while gold has been cheapening rapidly, labor-power has been cheapening
■till more -rapidly because of a still
greater over-supply tban gold, tke result being tbat wkile the workers'
wage* kav* bean rising steadily in
dollar* and cents, tk*y kave been falling in wbnt ikose dollars and cents will
buy. Tkey hnve to pay higher prices.
Let it be dearly understood right here,
that wben I speak of "workert,"' 1
make no narrow interpretation, but
mean every uaeful Individual in Society.
The undeniable fact is that tke position of most of u« is becoming steadily
worse, thnt while greater wealth than
ever it being produced and must be
going somewhere,' it is not coming, in
our direction.
I claim to know the remedy and to
be able to prove I knpw it, ns I have
said before, but have'no hope ot application in the near future.
As far as that near future I* concerned the only message I hav* is, to
put lt somewhat slsngily, "(Sheet up,
PoUtlcal action is any «**on
taken by a class to ovnrtbxow the
power of another class, or to prevent rack ovwtkrow. This is *
phrase which almost anyone can
learu to repent, and although it is
comet lt don not (Htplain bow political action mnnlfasts itself.
Wby and How It Appssred.
The flrst expression of political »«
tion amongst the Aryan tribes it men
tioned by Lewis Morgan in hi"
"Aucient Society." When GreciBn society came for the first time under bin
torical observation (about the first
Olympiad, 76 B. C.) and down to the
legislation of Cleisthenes (501) B. C.)
it was engaged upon the solution of a
groat problem. That wus no lets than
a fundamental change in the plan of
government, involving a great modifl
cation of institutions. The people were
seeking to trantfer themselvce iron-
gentile society, in whieh they had lived
from time immemorial, into a political
society based upon territory and property, which had become essential to
further progress in civiliiation. The
term "political" Society came into
existence to indicate the difference between the gentile, or tribal, form, and
what it now known as civilization.
Human society lived in a state of
Tribal Communism for thousands of
years, and the establishment of political society wat a tlow protest. IX took
centuries to accomplish. We can tee,
that as the tribes developed their economic demandt became greater, calling
for an expansion of territory, but not
until one tribe came into conflict with
another wa* there any necessity for
boundary line*. It was with the fixing
of boundary Unes that tke idea of
property came into existence. That
portion of society whieh had the power
to say—"Thit is my property "—had
to demonstrate to tbe others their right
to'own it. They did demonstrate their
right—witk tn* club.
Before the inception of the institution of property, the economic inter
est* of the tribal societies did not eon-
flict, but when in their tearch for a
living they began to cover more territory, the more powerful tribes would
naturally lay down a boundary line,
and would have to use force to compel
the others to observe it. Thit U where
political society begins—when man, by
brute force, compels his fellow to
recognize hit right to own something to
the exclosion of all others. All advan
taget go to he who owns.
Tb* Trump Cud
Political power is the power to own.
Some people get juggling with such
terms as "economic  power," "int'.us-
a9  it  was on the chatl.-l  slave  or  Ih..
feudal serf, or when
( Mr the flrst tin.* to enforce .ubmi*-
L and rerogni.ion of th.tr right to
"TJworking Cos. is subject to t\o*e
who control the political power. All
the advantage* gained from improve-
moat, in (she proee*. of production ***oto
those who hav. that power, for th*y
Bro in a position to ..y-'^^*fc;
moans of life"-«»d the modern Btate,
whieh it the development of the barbarian's club, will b* **** * «•'"•*•'■•"•'•
those who would dispute it.
Ths Thing 10 Do
There is only one thing for the workers to do. Study the capitalist .y.tem
for yourselves, and never mind wknt
lhe other follow .ays. Bend *****
class literature and analy»e it. Wk*n
sufficient of ut have become clase-eon-
scious we will cease to reeognLe th*
pitali.ts as owners, but will get down
and proceed to eajoy individually what
ra have collectively produced.
T. CONNOB.
DIRECTORY
Dosuaioa axaotiTiva commit—>.
t-ojlBllst Party of Canada^i«7?T"S
Iridsn-. * -».m„ at ||« Main St 1 J
Burroush,  Secretary. **■
aai-naa ooi.uaDBiu aaovmcuj.
Kit-cully.. CommlttiM, Boci.um .-"TiT
of e-mail*, masts same as sbov.
aasaaaa iaovtaciax aaac-oirvn
ttc-rlallat Harly or Canada, bi»"i. ."
try Bltarnai.Tues.lay. it in Klxhth
Ave. Kast. Burt K Ai..t.-i.ut, „','
tar^BoxJllS. Calgary. ' bK"-
saaju___iwav_rao-*iacia-. ««.
acuTif a oostaoTTBa n. a or c
Invites all comrailas ruttlm. i„ ,,..,
province to cormnunt<-a(. w||h ,h *
on oraanUatlon matter..    Aildr.-.,   d
"Bath.
SS   Will-,-,   4w.    Hoom la,;
THB TATfTOB STSTBxl
An engineer writing iu the "New
York fun" reeomends a further eaten
tien of thit tyttem. His suggestion it
that a ring with ao electric attachment
be placed on one or more of the ling
ers of the vi«ijm, that is to say of tbe
worker, whose method of work is to be
improved ond who is being used for
this purpose. This electric apparatus
produces a light , at.short interval*
which can b« arranged as on.'desirea.
The man works in front of aa opea
photographic apparatus, on the plat* of
which the electric flash is recorded by
a line if points. Tke time required for
every separate movemeet i» e.setly
rrc.-ir.led by the number of point.. Tb*
result would be better recorded by s
stereoscopic photograph. Tho worker,
who has been drilled, with the assist
sure of such mevns, for some moBths,
nnturally performs more work tnd ke it
for the time being p*id a higher w-tg*.
This lemptt many workert to allow
themselves to bf used for the purposes
of these methodt.
The value of the results is to be seen
in the report of Oener»l Croiier, tke
technical director of th* Stat* Arsenal,
in which he sougfcl to influence the
War Minister to flrmly refuse all tug
l*cstiont for the abolition of th* Taylor
System whieh had been Introduced. He
tinted that in consequence of these
methodt the workers received 20 25 per
cent more wsget in the form of pre
miums whilst nt tho tame time the gain
to the State from th* work of th* ra
pleyeee had increased XV) pet cent. But
he make, no report a* to the length of
time the worker esn stand this system
trial action," "political action," and   „•{■,„„- injury to his health.
so forth.   1 hope I have   made   clear ' __	
what political action came into exist- {    Alfred Ttanstll Wsllac*. co-dl*e*v*r*t
ence for.   Economic power is the power , with Rsrwin of the theory of evolution
and one of thc greatest scientist* in the
world, is dead.   He wa* 91 years old
In addition to being a pioneer in tbe
scientific world, Wallace was also n
pioneer Socialist. He worked witk Wal
ter Crane, William Morris and H. M.
Hyndman in the early days of the Eng
ti*h Socialitt movement.
One of his latest works wa* "Tbe
Wonderful Nineteenth Century," wbich
caused much comment throughout the
scientific world because it showed how
thi.. century was laying tbe foundation
for Socialism,
is no action, and    when    pressure   i»
brought to bear on them through tbe Tbar* ar* 900,000 coal mln*rs ta
medium of tbeir stomachs, causing ' Prance. Out of this number 40,000 are
tbem to get out and threaten tbe rights I on strike.
ssaanaaa 7-wvtaoxai. axao-o-nva
CommUtee: Noll--.;—This c.r,| It""
t.rtsd for the purpoa. o( «,m„,
"Vol:" Interested in th« Bo.i.n.i
mnvetiM-nl. SOCIAU8TH sr< .iw,,.
m-fnbers of tha Parly; so If yuu tr*
desirous of bacomlna a n,.n,i.r or
will- to aet any lnformsllun. writ. th.
*. cretary. It C. Me-' ii. i..m,. -
(.](•  Main HI    Wlt-nli/ei
Ui'-'tn   4,
a   ooaaao  raomcui
8*er*U—. W A ***■ *■.•-.(. SMI "A..,,,,,
-M . M-m(r«sl, r. "***. All rfe-i»:uu <],.„
lng lafonaatioa «a s—tslt.iK.-i ta*.'*-*,
or llor.lar*. ikeal* writ* 1.. it. *■■<,,.
t-Mn**. snd wlll rt»u. proini>> .it-nilo.
aoVa soaaaa aaa'anioau*. axac-.
TITS (DOS*J8TTTa°a, Socl.ll.i i-,n>
of Canada, maata sv«r> «.-...1,1 „: -
fourth (Sundays In the r*|,-> BrstoB
offtc* of ths l*arty. Cummer- ul Htr»n.
(ila.-< Way, N. B. Van Cochran.,
rviary,  Box III. Ul.t-e lia.    N s
oaswica aaovincuL ssc
r.tsry, F. Hyatt, III Idoort St.. Bt'
John, N. U. For party Ut*ra!ur» tt..l
Information r* orsonttai. >» tna.t.rt.
• «.-. wrtt-- t> a'.ovt adilris*
looal raaata. a r ot c. mold
educational m-wilng. In u.< Xlln.rs
Ci-lon Hall svsry Bunds- >t 7 60
Business nil-olios third Sunday lu «scii
month. .10 p 111. Iveolioin!. rlt*-. every Sunday aftortioon st .-J W 1.
I'i,imps. sVe-ctstary. Hot l«(
aa, ao. as. a r. of 0.,
-a* Hall »\.-t> Bunday ..
iit*w\:t,t
*etar>,
Locax xncmxv. a. c *<•
to produce wealth. Mankind kaa always had that power, iiut thos* who
had political power were able to control the means of life, so that all that
the workers produced belonged to they
who had the political power.
The high priests of "direct action,"
wbo get a lot of steam off their chests
about "industrial action," should remember that siuce the inception of
classes the slave has always been taking industrial action, whieh is producing wealth. When they come out on
strike today nnd remain passive, tkere
meets In Ulnars'
J.l» pm. E. Cainpbsll. '■•«.".
Will Jittte*. S*rr*lsr-\ !»•>« III. Ho-
nl*h branch m**t« In Klnl.nl-rV H.u
rtul.dsr* Bt I.I* P.m. A X.lible. Her-
Hot   IX.   Hossland.   II    1'
is. s 9. *i
g., hold* ptupansBda maatlna. *-,«ix
unday afterr.e-on st J 19 In Crahsa'i
II.1II A li-sarly tii*,ttatl">i it «t.nd-
e.1 (o all »a< sll«H within r.arh -.(
U* to attend our m*.'.!!.** Isusinfas
focltn«s ire held th* «<*( ind third
Hunday* of **<-(■ month •( 10 io t-B.
In (he tam* ball. t"«r»v -r«»->r..s
taliw nollct     T.   W    Hmwn.  K*.:i»Urr
xooax ▼iototsia. as. a • r at c.
H.*.lr..-»rt.*» aad r**dl*» r**» »•'«
Tale* St. I.u«lnr.« nne'l'i K •'»')
Tu-*-4ay. S pm. |-r*.('««i<*i;.»me*il-is
Swattay. » P «• Empre-w Thel.re 1.
1 . Turner.  r>*<Tr«lary.
-kocA-u oovrm roar eaoaaa, a c
K.. CI. «m»U *«*ry So'dsr *^t*\ ,*-'
t -Vclf-ek In I*ubl(c Library rix.m Jn.m
Ueli.nl*. *t«r«tary, Andrew All«n. ur-
iinlt.r.      _____    	
ivocaa eoafsaaaavs a*, to, ■ *- *'
C   Ruslnaas n>*«(Ina avary aatrnad But
dsy In ».» monih, st tP'Jo • » 1* "*»
rlall.l    Hill.    *pp«*lt«    1'     "     >«"><"*><
'   .I...... **»ry Mondsr •*< rndi.    - p ■■
I'rut-.s.fi-la amatmmman i***'*!- * * "
la *Wtal**t Hsll Tb« (*•■*•'? f!***-"-'
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LOCAL VaBCO-O-TSB ac, », a T. tt 0.
rtu*ln«a. tnte-XXnt t**ry Tik*-!**- «*•*
-iln« at Head.iuort.rii, 2!l l(.»U->((»
H(    r'MX      IX    Ka.iirn    H.^i*.«->
T*«->saaiia"a»a*nM wicai. *«■ «■
H    |-   of  ('---Husln.sa   m**.:'-«   •"•'•
*.-.-,.nd Hunday of thl mom., »i
fl.ar.da ss**(l*is  »**'»   '"»r1--
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p   .     Ovta to ..*r-Us4»  s.  ru>«  "^
J SIS H.sl.r %     K-W-.-WT. »   **"   **'
ON SOME FORMS OF ACTION
Third
1 lal.st
Ssliif-
II   Kirr'
Ab was expected by those understanding tke driving force underlying tke
actions of mankind, tbe Solons wbo
glide the destinies of some of the local
(Vancouver) newspapers became quite
hysterical because one of the speakers
at tke mats meeting held by the B C.
Miners' Liberation League, in the
Horse Show building, said that if tbe
miners were not free by tbe end .of the
year he would advite the Premier and
bis colleague* not to go hunting lest
tkey be sbot, and also to employ some
oae to taste tkeir coffee of a morning.
Methinks tke aforesaid editors took
tke statement mneh more seriously than
did either the audience or tbs speaker
thereof. However, in case some member of tke working class bus taken the
statement seriously, we will analyse it
Presuming tbat it was necessary to
obtain some slave to taste tbeir coffee,
(and it would not be difficult at tbe
preaent time to obtain slaves to taste
every particle of food) or that there
was a danger of being killed should
they go bunting. What problem would
have been solved! And bow many miners woald kave been set free* Tbe
same answer applies to both. None!
. If th* executive of every State in
the world wa* swept out of existence
tonight, the snme condition would pre-
vsil tomorrow as prevn.lt today. There
would still be a master class and s slave
class, It is not that I on. concerned
as to whether the State executive live*
or dies, but I am concerned that the
working class skould not waste its
energy in futile action, whlck in the
last analysis is only destructive to the
working elsss itself.
The deposing ot tke figurehead of it
red th*
seeking to obtain control. Throughout
hittary we flnd that tke deposing or re
moving of the executive of any previous ruling class wo* always tha last
act in the struggle, the class doing to
having previously obtained political
power.
Tbe execution of Louis of France and
his contort did not mark tke beginning
of tke struggle between th* bourgeoisie
and the aristocrat* of Prance, but tke
end of it.
Tke deposition of James 11 of England marked tke close of the struggle
for political power between th* rising
capitaliat clan and tbe lauded aristocracy, not the commencement.
Bo it is with the struggle between
ua intelligent working class and the
master class Thc struggle ls at present
an Intellectual one, a battle of ideas,
tke displacing of tke individual idea by
the sociaj idea. An educated working
class possesses and knows how to ut.
political power, and the removal of the
executive of th. master class will then
mark the beginning of tke end, and not,
as now would be tbe esse, an abortive
monsure.
J. KAVANAGH.
1*1*
taoa- TaaoowaSs. a. c. **«, **-
Flw-lsh. Ueat* every «• '-'', .»•_
fourth W«-.ln«-«)ay* In the 'r*"'"1 »'
Ull l><iHS*r HI. Ka»L Otis L.sd. *•«
relarv
locax. ataaaaa unm, a. c s*.
I*.   *    P.   C.     Meal*   Cr».   »"'
Hunday*  of  each  mrn.ii  li   **•
Hall     J. N   Hlnlss, Hi-crel.... ttloton
Heights, ac.
frifiTBii"itsaa'sa"**. am* • **■ * * '•
of a—-Buslnswi n-es.il... ever.
dsy svenln* st f oVI-hS »x \
asset*-*. SIS-A. »** A**
e%,tt*larr. r\»* **1
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a. »t*X to _«M-f Tb""" „"° ;•£,
B-Mtisri *»*ry Ts..dsy *( « 1 "> «_",
Oar nadlat **a* U sp»s «i *•,' 1 ■>*»
fr*,. frets fc a. ■ to II P m. d.Hr !T
e*lsrr. i. A *. Ns.'!*. »•**'■"'' V«ii
Huelmae. •Ut.ralar. tat*}. T   D   "•"
iky ■*\r^tkmxmkmiiu.  «.t*h  «   ••
J   ..er*" H*ll Bnr! 'Vera H(»«    *,
r   la meetln-ts at • P ■■•   '•" '"*."J,"
and third Sunday* of th'Jrnont.   • "'
n*)w  nieettti**)  on Thur«-1*.   '""'■'".
rollowlna  pnipa*«n*i*  n»ee.,i-k-
Orxsnlter.   T    Hleel*,   <Vl-nian    *■"
Bseretsry.  .Is..   Olendenni..*:    »'«« *;
Colerosn.   Alls.    Visitors ms)  '   ,,„
Informstlon snv dsv it  J "   ,", in|,.
(■-.eretsry. Wm. Orahsn-, H"> **
man. Alfa. i .
meets every  Sunday In Trad**' fl
Ull, Ave., at _I0 P.m.    St.-r»i«*-
B. Bird. .141 Wlnnlpes Hi
ioaaa -amiaasaaa. ****•• **Y „
M.   P.  Of  C.     MMt»  *v--r>   ^,    ;,y.r».
lift p.m. Ui Mlnfrs* »*"»l-    ^ ,„.,,),
W. Shsw, 110 l»th Ut N.    Wm- *-•
OrSBiilser. i._       -.   i\
TT ofC    Buslnss. »jl!
Wedne«dsy . at   S   P<".   •*]      v-.ttlm
rjsi.al.lln's   house.   Ird   HI
.very
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l4m«hlln's house,
Uaatrsdet wilsums-
Carr. box 14*.
H.cri-i.i.1.
All*»
ofC.
rlast
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looax. nooaa Aw, bo. 1. a »■
Buslnesa m**tln* snd •cf**0"'.0
ev.rv W*Sneoday *venlns si   , ,    p.
MeMllUn'*. II MbI* «'•-,»",, ."'- ,,. in..
«I.ml. mcstln* .vsr*- S..n<'" ;rVi'-vm.
sf ths Uoos* Tb** re, . **" ..nl*'-**- *"
llsrrl*on, 19« UbpI* St.
H.ewsrt. 	
Or«»nl-"r-
Propaganda Meeting
aaura-faar b-bdat avaa**
IN THK .
EMPRESS THEATRE
ataatlnrB St  Baal
In th* Xatsresti of tt* Wasklns
Doori open 7.10.
QT/asnoaa—Bisovssxoa
LOOAL BO. I,  	
fl.   P.   ot   C.      HsadQUS
Temple.   Buitlnsss meet 11
and Ith Thursday In th»
p.m.   Propaaanda ineMlns" •
dsy  at  *  p.m„   M*r."'.t,.•*-''„ ,',
Braass, Sserstary,
at Ami'0"*'
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Hu.l.i... mesllnss Xha tlinl *«" n,nk
month In tho iTabor Hall, -' ,„„.n.
Htr.*t, at I p.m. Secretary. *--,niitr,
sohn, Sll Laurier '»yJ!-1„_(lrf;fettry.
A. CI. McCallum.    BmordlnS *"u
VVin, McCsiiu.n.        . .
LOCAL MOBraBAL »p. 1. a *;*"}
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ll.ailquart.r. open tttry  nl»ni_   H
•II ronimiinlri.ions to Sstritsry. '
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The Western
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PAGE THBEE
THE SOCIALIST PARTY OF CANADA
This Dane- Is dsvotsd to reports of Kxecutive Committee*, Locals, and
Oenaral Party Matters. Address all communications to J. H. Burrough
Secretary   Ml Main Bt., Vancouver, H, C.
DO-kOinO-   BXBOTir--B   COMMIT
TBE.
Vancouver, Dec. 12, 1913.
Convened aa above, Sidaway in ^he
'U**T- . Alt
Minute, of previous meeting adopted
nt read.
Corre.pond.ne* from  Canada  varla
Co., GslgMT
ttnmps  ♦ 3.00
Tb* alteration in tb* sis* of ti* pspsr
teomt to have been appreciated by
readers generally, and tbe snbe to be
coming in faster. If tbey maintain the
present rate of increase we will be able
_, ,_„_. N. B. Pov. Sec.;  H. H.
smart. Newcastle, N. B.; Alf. Budden,
Cal-rsry; Local Cobalt No. li, i. D. P.;
Alex, l'sterson, Winnipeg; at. Oribble,
Ottawa; Alta. Prov. Biae., (7); Worn
man'. BoeialUt l-eague, Oakland, Cal;
Husk.  Prov.  Kxee.;  1..  H   lariim, Ox
villa, Alt*.- T. (Jrogan, Nelson, B. C;
,1  8. Bobertson, Nanalmo%B. C; Local
ISi-gina No. 0;   Local  Calgary   No.   4;
Muse* BariL, Winnipeg,    (2);    Prov.
En**.. P. <-}• {*)', l-oeitl Edmonton No.
I; Loral Hed Deer No. 13; Local Bar
on*, Alta. No. 47; A. J. Amy, Winnipeg.
Advertisement from Canada Varia Co.
incepted.
Inflnished business. The question of
increasing tb* circulation of tbe Clarion lo the coming year waa again eon
«i-lered, and a system calculated to induce concerted effort on tbe part of
party members and readers generally
formulated, to come into operation from
the first day of .Unitary, 1914.
Bilk*—Printing  and  mailing  Clarion.
No.  196, twt.t~;   secretary,   wage,  to
Dec 12, ♦10.00; office rent, SK.S0; sun
dries. 12.20.    Warrants ordered drawn.
■financial ftsf-on
Receipts—
Clnrio* subs    132.00
clarion sales      1.00
l..-ral  Bt.  John,   N.  B.,  No.   1,
bandies	
lotti     Cnmtwrlaad     No.     70,
I.undies  	
l-oeal K«giaa No. 6, directory...
J, B. Kobertson, bundle*     2.00
I ..-nil Calgary No. 4, bondles..
l-oc-sl Calgary No. 4, directory.
•1.. K. Larson, literature....';.,
Alia. Vrov. Exee., charter fee. .
Alta. Prov. Exec., supplies.
Local Nakusp No. 74, buttons...
Local  Cumberland  No.  70, due
stumps  	
Local Cumberland  No.  70, sup
plies   	
Local Fernie No. 17, due stumps
Local Van. Lettish  No. 58, duo
".tump"    	
I,-..!   Van.  Lettish   No.  58, directory       1-00
1.75 Ito add an extra page, and later have
COO
i.oo
5.00
2.00
the four-page weekly b*ek, if thought
Literature sales
Total	
Expenses—
Dom. Exp. Co. ,
Adjournment.
.65
..♦18.40
.20
contain enough educational matter to
ulTord the ordinary reader food for
thought for two weeks. It would -cwt
50 par cent more than four pages, but
more room eould be afforded for advertising without prejudice to its function
ait an organ of agitation and education.
Incensed circulation will get advertis-
nnd that will cut down expenses
CIRCULATION CAMPAIGN
Ths Dominion Exsoativs Oomntittss have formulated a method of
inCTSsaing th* circulation of tha Clarion which, "they hops, will get
every reader tatorested. Xt is this: Three prises, each consisting of
$60 worth- af book* from Kerr's list (retail prices) will he awarded
to the first tbree Locals, Clubs, or Indivduals who send in |80 worth
of subs eaeh in each calendar month, sttarting from Jaa. 1,1914.
Ths present offer of $1 worth of books for $10 worth of sabs will
be continue-" ****"•" *■■*- -****»****-*-it*Mrn who fail to reach a positi
lucky three
Club or Individual competing, with address, and ths word '' Competition."  Cash must accompany the order.
Cards or envelopes bearing the date of the last day of tbe month
will be eligible for that month's competition.
me xour-pug-- w»«»v -~-i -_**"-*_-.i       Tne pre**n*«•»■»»«* *_■ r.~Tzz. _-,- .--ji ♦<- reach a position in the
advisable.    A six page paper, thif. size ^^ggg, aad the COTUllStitorS W^*^T^7^.* v^gg.
sheet, issued every two week., ought to .     ^^ ^h m<mth Will be -■J_»__™!__?_1_ „_-. of the Local,
ii'K.
This offer comes
into effect on Jsn. j, MM-
OUMBEBLAND
of
.1   H
BUBBOUOH,
Secretury.
HEBE AND NOW.
considerably. With a circulation
10,000 per issue, spread aU over the Dominion, the proposition can be put up
to advertising commission agents. If
the advertising matter occupies too
much space in proportion to the reading
mutter, the paper con be enlarged again
to restore the balance. When we reach
that Mage tbere will be something do-
inj, in agitation and organization all
the yimr round.
Snbs Received
(A premium of $1.00 worth of Socialist  books   ls   given for •vary tlO
worth of sobs sent in.   No tlm* limit)
T. H. Q. i _______________________
8 19 9 busy, both individually and collective
0 ly, in order to put the circulation up to
q the 10,000 mark at toon as possible. Tbe
0  untiring efforts of a comparatively few
At tk* HID* of writing, a scheme ls
under consideration for offering inducements to protpeetive tub ruttlers to get
1.00
2.00
2.00
.10
. 6
. 0
0
1
1
9.00
1.00
M
1.00
2.00
C Le*t*r, bundl* *     2!W
♦68.80
Total 	
Ex^enaaa—
As per warrants
Adjournment.
.♦106.95
3. rl
Bt'BROCOH,
Heeretary.
B. O. EXECTJTrVP. COMMITTEE
Vnneoaver, l>ee. 12, 1913.
Convened at 516 Main Mt. at * p. m.
I'rs-aent, PriUhard, Sidaway, Rahim,
Cook, (Vancouver Lettish-, nnd Seer*
tary.    Sidaway ia the chair.
Minute* of previoas meeting adopted
as corrected.
Correspondence from W. L. Phillip.,
Organizer Loss! Pernie; Local Victoria
No. 2,; Local Pernie No. 17; J. Hiking
ton. Enderby; P. Shearer* Cumberland;
Loral Nakusp No. 74; 11. P. Stanton.
Riondel;  Loral Cumberland No. 70.
(Question nf permanent orgnnir.er for
the flows Ke*t Pasa and boundary districts cunsidered, and secretary instructed.    All correspondence (lied.
Com. W. A. Pritchard to tour the
mining camps on the Island, starting
tlec. SO.
Financial Bepotv
Receipts—
Loral     Nakusp    No.    74,    due
T. Oregon, Nelson, B. C...
Wm. Erwin, Wimborae, Alta
K. Walker, Boundary, etc	
1,-K-s.l Ilnrons No. 47, Alts....
Local Whi.nni.-k No. 81, B. C.
W. B. Bird, Begins	
H. Burge, Calgary 	
M L,, Ottawa    0
J. A. S. Km.th, Edmonton..
Oso. Paton, Delburne, Alta
II. Maxwell, Edmonton ...
C. M. O'Brien, Med. Hat..
Bin ties
13 mos.    Local Vancouver No. 1, T.
Mellalieu, W. K. Bryce, Finnish Pub
ltthing Co., Port Arthur; O. W. Bauer,
Wm. Thomas, B. L. J.
6 mo.. —-T. E. Moore, P. CoUindridge,
Local Victoria No. 2, li. Thomson, If.
MurCauley.
$ mo*. -Frank  Fillmori, Wm. Child,
W. Black, 3. Harrington.
Tbe P. 0. cannot deliver the paper to
the following name, for tbe reatont
stated: .las. Dell, 16 Wall St., Toronto,
Bo such street; Alonzu De Bar, Moose
Jaw, not called for; Kmil Nyykooli,
Newport P. O., Squamish, B. C, not
called for, not known; Thos. I^es, Wei-
»ynd Rd:, (Vdar Cottage; not found as
addressed; W- O.linn, Box 517, Cedar
Cottage, not called for; liamerman, 1363
Oranby St., city, no such address).
One hundred nnd eight new reader*)
thit week. Not to bad, considering that
it is the holiday season, and every
bodies' spare dimes are going to buy
pretentt for people they don't like and
who don't want them anyhow. If you
mutt do it, why did you not think of
sending  them   the  Clarion   for  twelve
months I
The last write-up in thit column put
10,000 by Dec. 31, 1914, as the point to
be aimed at by the circulation boosters.
No* that the Executive have form..
Inted thia scheme for the benefit of the
sub hutdcrs, why not aim at 10,000 by
June Hut Every local iu (he country
jilmont can take up the running with
at good a chance as thc rest if they put
their minds to it. lt it a good opportunity to get n local library together
for nothing, and if you keep on sending
i
comrades teem at last to have put the
paper on a solid basis, from which ad-
VBSSM can be made. Every tub counts.
Don 't despise the humble quarter if it
comet your way. It may lend the paper
to a future organizer.
Organizer Walker is now on bis latum trip, and visiting the Boundary
quartz mining centert. He report!
good meetings all along the line, and an
awakening of interest, with defunct lo-
.'Hit to get into the harness again. It
it hit. Brst trip as organizer, and he it
more than making good. He hat the
proper conception of the uctual function of an organizer, which duet not
consist of promoting a mushroom
growth of locals, but in solidifying and
energizing those that already eiist, and
Editor Clarion—A new scheme is being attempted- by our economic and political enemies to defeat and discredit
the worker* of Cumberland in tb* coming municipal election.   Tke a*Ms*ers'
court of revision was keld laat week,
and there some very crooked work was
exposed.   The Coal Co. has held several
lots.in the eity limits for a number of
years.   A few months ago a party unaffected by tho strike offered to buy
one of these lota, but was refused. However st tke court of revision we discovered  that tbe company  bad suddenly
decided to sell.   About 80 declaration*
were prodneed with the names of strikebreakers and their wives, etc., attached
■ as being tke lost assigneea of certain
{■property,  tkat  means  tkat  tkey  bold
an agreement of sale.   Tke names are
mostly of people recently imported. One
declaration read tkus:    "I am one of
23 holding certain property in tke eity
of  Cumberland," and   then   followed
the p 'ber 22 name.. The property which
they claim to hold is four vacant lots
assessed at ♦2,300.   Another ia a caw
of nine people claiming a vote eaeb on
two lots.   The names indicate that it is
no family speculation.   The funny thing
about thit boom in real estate is tkat
it practically all happened on Nov. 28.
Mostly all of the striken have been
protested against, so It ia just possible
that on some pretext or other they may
be  debarred from voting.    The result
of the election does  not  worry ns  so
W1MM1PEO
Below is the program of lectures to
be given in tke Colonial Theatre, Main
St., by Moms Baritz, with the assistance of local speakers, under the aus- \
pices of Local No. 1, 8. P. of C.
Dec.   21.—"Socialism  and  the  Bur-
vival of the Fittest."
Dec. 28.—"The French Revolution."
Jan. 4.—"Prostitution, Its Economic
Basis. "
Jaa. 11.—"The Wage System."    *
Jaa. 18.—"The Development of the
Mae bine."
Jan.  25.—"Soeialiam  and  Women's
PLATFORM
Socialist Party of Canada
cwLaHst* Party of Canada, in convention assembled, affirm
\Y* **• 8of*T__| aasport of the principles and programme ol thou r al**-a**B*t*-*a " __!, ciaa*.
revol-j-Joa*j*^°**™_j weajtt,i Ud to tbe p.oducers It should belous.
]*** **°z!MttBA(i system Is based upon capitalist ownership of
The pr*B*at ****htou consequently all the products ot labor belong
the mean* *"J_^«_V TB* tjaplUtli**- Is therefore master; the worker
to the tag***** ******
a slave. -      «-anlt*li*t class remains to possession of the reinj
So lea* ** ** tS^-w*** of tbe SUte will tie used to protect and
of sotetymmM*^*^^^^^ |n tb* means of wealth production aud
Suffrage."
Feb. 1.—"Gold and the High Cost of I
Living."
Feb'. ».—"Who Pays the Taxes."
Feb. 15.—"Beform and Revolution."
Feb.    22.—" Socialism,    Syndicalism
and Anarchism."
March 1.—"How to Become a Mil
lioaoire."
March 8.—-"What Is Socialism?"
March   15.—"Socialism   and   Tariff
Beform."
March   22. — "Socialism   and   Be
ligion."
March    29. — "Economic   Determiu
itra."
defend IBflr ^Z^mdliet ot labor.  	
their cr»tt««"   itstsas  St***"*** t» ****  'at>■tali!,,  »n e*-er-swelllng
Th* mtrV**** "*, to s-^e worker an everimr aslng measure of
Btreau* of t»]_2rslk*Sc*l
misery sad *****      ' wo**_--g class Ilea in the direction of setting
Tli* I-*****" !_I;i{_ii--t exploitation by the abolition ot the wage
itself fw* 1*0_*,ir-. uTcloaked the robbery of the working class at the
Bystem, SBSar ***** *«._ -ccompllsh this necessitate* the transform*
point et V****S^^Ttv in tbe m*ans ot wealth production into coition of *-*l__^i^^ttJ**rty
lef Uve * "*°!!___ZManict of interest between the capitalist snd
Th* h^**V*Z. culmlnntlng in a struggle for possession or the
the *-*T**r *__!__JL1_1«Te*Witall*t to bold, the worker to secure it
reit"* "i l!71!SSr«S to tb* el*** struggle-
by -wlltlesl a-*™****- workers to organtxe under the banner
rheretor*. ****" aTcmsd*. wltb the object of conquering the
of the Bvto^J^mSrMMot setting up and enforcing the economic
public |*ar*« "^^t_i_f0etoia. ** follows
prog-sans* sf *** """^*     .*,- — ,
n»— •** "~Z*ym.mi*Mm aa rapidly a* po«*lble. of capit*-!"1 Prop-
1    *** ^^Tvffl."roducUon (nVtural resource,  factories.
*^.ZrLzXL «ll-«*tlve oropcrty of the working class.
erty ia th* J_f^_T -_to tb* collecUve property
^^^tmctAttd ort**i**t.on and management of Industry by
the r^aataWtoh*-***, ** •Pe*"'-' ■» VOSBiUe' of -,roduct,on for
3   Ta Zt «Ms-iactioa for profit-
use lastaad o«J^TZmtm wben to offic* shall always and everywhere
Tn* »o*ib*3bit Puty wn^ ^ ke tbe ansvrer to tbls que*
until th* Vr***-* ***** ^act*. Will this legislation advance the
tion its ^__»J™£„ c„iTand aid the workers in their class strug
IntereattOf ta*-*aj^«^«», „„ Soclaligt Party is for it; If it
K,e agatart «jj"»*}_f x\Jti Ji Ssolutely opposed to lt
will not, ■*e50W*_T,fc thl'  oHnciple the Socialist Party pledges itself
.la ac******** ^1-fiftoS^ pUced in IU hands in such a manner
ndtt* "£ T. ?t^r**t*rfft* working claas alone.
foruiinj; new ones f
ulv where the ma-
BED DEER, ALTA.
At a meeting of workers held in this
city on Dec. 3, the folowing resolution
was adopted by standing vote:
^T«"   -—a -**^^^^S"Beaolved, That  we, the workers of
very much, but we don't want the com- iBed Deer, Alta., in meeting assembled.
'-des throughout Canada to think tkat jdo hereby most vigorously and emphati-
terial nt hand seems to be of the requisite "stay with-it" quality. Hit
effort* in the 1'oks have resulted in
starting economic und speakers' (lasses
in placer, where there are plenty of reds
of the right quality to keep them going, and the whole party will be looking
for results of his work to show in the
coming Dominion elections. It it up to
the comrades in the Pass now.
we were lying down in the fight. We
are up against capitalism in its most
powerful and vicious form. The whole
strength of the Conservative machine
is being directed against us and not
the least* interested is Mr. Bowser. At
license   commissioners'   court  last
the
i ally protest against the inhuman and
unjust treatment meted out to our fel
low workert in Nanaimo and I^dy
tmith, Vancouver Island. as
"Also, That we do all in our power
to nasi**, the B. C. Miners' Liberation
League in their worthy efforts to have
to C0u*««*-.»> — _; -   im   . «-rt«
as to proasota the latere***
p-fP-^.T.-ftn fob trusaaoir.
The Soelaliats tt VxtrtX* Owek,
Pa.. eLtctad aa official two years
ago who
reslgsattoa
and   dated
deemed It *dvi**°M*. LV**-.,.*.-
He join-ad te* B-spohlicant ami
his :< dgnatfam waa ***.—ufrl to
the p:c-p*t authoritiaa.
A c-utrg* of forgary was made
hy hie against ta* etefc who &ll*d
out :le raatgnation.
The »V-fi*listt wer* strong
enouu;'i, how*—tr, te>a** tk* resig-
natiot *xc*prt*-°i aad a* I* not likely
to ever sold panlic *faca again.
to* t-agtt***" P*I*T
to Im ailed to
tk*   local
THE EETEBENDUM
New Brunswick seems to be on the
BV* of development from an industrial
tint of view, nnd the party
pes
eek a little bit of information leaked 'rescinded, the unfair sentences"blready
passed, and obtain,    if    possible,    the   ^jjj j-qj|
semblance of justice for those awaiting ■
has nn efficient worker there in the person of
Provincial Secretary F. Hyatt, who is
actively engaged in galvanizing the
old locals into life, they having relapsed into S moribund condition during the last four or five years,
new conditions will make his
easier.    Immigration into the province
and    from
The
task
out. Two clergymen protested against
.one of five licenses, asserting that the
population *jnly called for four. Tke
preachers had absolutely no backing.
The friends of the preachers were all
Conservatives, but had nothing to aay.
The reason we found out, through one
of last year's commissioners volunteering the evidence, was because of a letter received from Mr. Bowser, he voted
for an extra license.
V7. B.
COMBADE J. B. OBBOBNE.
sentence  at  the  behest  of their  economic masters.
Also, That copies of this protest be
sent to the B. C. Miners' Liberation
I-eogue, the Western Clarion, and thc
Hon. W. Bowser, Acting Premier of B.
C,   also   Parker   Williams   and   Jock
Place, M.P.P.S.
H. C. BESANT,
Chairman.
Local No 11, 8. P. of 0.
-Vomans' "Socialist League of
kland, CaL, informs this office
:': y are holding a grand mas
■ benefit ball in Rice's Institute, -kland. on Jan. 13 next for the
object if raising tke money necessary
u- -(t: Com. J. B. Osborne, known on
The
E:»st
tkat
qneai
thi
In the first seven months of this year
2ii.*5,*-°0  persons emigrated    from    the
LITERATURE
has been large this    >cnr,    sun    ..„_ .
year will m-<- , ''nit--d   Kingdom   for   permanent   rest
of    slaves l dence outside of Europe
press reports the coming
largely  increased   numbers
from the old land jumping off there in I
search of the elusive "steady and well- |
The next International Socialist Congress will be held in Vienna in August
or September next.
The capitalist    press.
of
Tha Itotnlnlon Bt-jjeuUv* ajMtwWj
»..,*■   iltsratura  for  sale.     dMl-usne-i
lowln*
by  tha party):
10c
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15.71
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1.00
le
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To
1 To   Individ-
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per 100 a copy
M.n.f-slo S. P. ofC «*»«      >*
What la SoelBllsmT*    .--.--   *•*•
SoclallSRi     and     Ih«     Survival   of   th*   Fittest   (J.
runnel!)    ......  -;-4-
Th*  War  to  Potter  ()
i-sborne) •
;:...isll'.n snd t!lllon!s*n•
lie par doom.
KlrutBle  for  Exlstanti*.
3tc per doien
fiato   and   aovernm-ant*.
lie par doas.n.
Value. Prlct and ProSt*.
per Baaa_BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBl
"Kxpress chsrssi added.
psuoa aaw ot saraiws
To
/ To Executive
Locale     Committees
Out  Stamps     ........10.10 »••**
Platforms. EnslUh «      ^^saaa
Plalfortna. *r'or«l«n...    ,»0
Dues Csrds   VJ?.—.h
Constitution*         '.,c',",*c
(Above prices par 100) ftf.
Raealpt Booka  _L*__-, 'i'ttdoa
Warrant Booka -■■    ««***•*. J,*.0°°*
iraanlsers' Iteport "hee's  JJS-B0 per IOS
Party Button*  K°.d0**,h    '. So.liS
Warrant  Books  £***<>*     '••0,-,o»
Button* JP*rty) ... •-H."80*.,
So. to Individuals _ 10 *****
raaoovraa aooai. ao. i. a a- o* c
In. th* followlns cloth-Jbo«s.a h««>{«w on
tala.    Mak. all monsy orders Wrti' t"
i, Sidaway, III Haatlns* St E.. van
.ouv.r,   B.  6. jj^jh
The Iron H..I (I**_i!_*LiTTa^tS-'i ' "
History  of the Commune of  1171 ^ M
Jn"m" sYyof •snYa-aiK'* TKasaim 100
•^Wb-^^i^"^^ i so
bon)  .— •• "-1' ta.oo
Capital, vols. 1. I .nd l._--.••- *2 00
The Kasl.rn QuestloTi  <M,}_'"*;*,-** i.oo
Critique of Pol. Kfonomy  <M!";j"jj J So
Ancient Lowly, vol. 1 and 8 (wnru- *
Ancient Society  tM*ir**nL..•»:•"_:•; l"
MstenlsllstK- Conception of History ^
(Labrlole)    .« V'fsi.'s'iaiinii  1.00
the subs in sufficient quantity you
ean raise fundi for campaign purposes,
organiicrs' expenses, etc., by telling
the books. Local Enderby, B. C, with
only live members, is taking a bundle
of 5H Clarions every issue, and the
comrades are going to distribute them
amongst the farmers for a week or two,
and then go after tubt. Local Barons,
Altn., bos bought (23 worth of cards,
and hat already taken advantage of the j
pretent premium. Thit is a local not
much larger than Enderby, and alto in
a farming community.    If you
paid '' job. ^	
courte. says that they arc coming to
work "ou the laud.'' That is undoubtedly true. They do not corao to Canada in search of a sea-faring job, or as
aviators. There are lots *( these "agriculturists*' pursuing their vocation in
the coal mines of the Crows Nest l'att
and the 1'ncific Coast.
ACTIVITY IN ALBERTA
Charles O'Brisn, Ex-M. L. A*,
Socialism to Bunday Talk *t
Labor HaU
Urges I first Sunday of every month, at which
1 they will consider this question at its
 „____________   don't
hit the mark tke first try, you will ge>
a dollar book for every S10 worth of
tubt you send in, at now, so you ttand
to gain something if you are not fortunate enough to get tho larger prize.
This edition is 4,800.
Bvarybody get bas**!   10,000 by Jan*
301
BARONS, ALTA.
The comrades in Montreal have requested    the    Pomiaiou   Secretary   to
comuile a list of speakers that can be
recommended to handle the right kind
of goods, and the reply haa been made
that,  outside  uf  the  generally  known
and    accredited    mouthpieces   of   the
party, (hero are very few of whom he
or the Executive hnve any knowledge,
especially of those on the other side of j
the line.    The best plan for them and |
for every local is to evolve their own j
propagandists.    There  are none better I
than those produced by the 8. P. C.
Comrade Alf. Budden is revising his
pamphlet, "The Slave of the Farm,"
dition will be printed as
.10
.10
1.00
and the new
soon as finance, warrant the Executive
the order to the printer.    An-
Pilkington,
giving
J.OOdot
At a meeting held in the District of
Barons Nov. 30, under tho auspices of
Local Barons No. 47, 8. P. of (**., by   ot-,er~,mm-?Het    by    Com.
unnnimou.  vote  the following  retolu-   lU>uli|l|? -»|^rt*Jjy witb the B. 0. work
enrried: ^
Whereas, A number of the wotking
class on Vancouver Island kave been
Mine   Workers"   Resolution   WU1   Bs
Deeply Studied by Calgary
Onion Men
"Whereas the working class ls
held to bondage to capital by ths
political power of th* master class;
whereas, said power Ues to tk*
ignorance of the worklag elsss, of
their social positioa to society aad
their material interest to general;
and whereas, the only real hop* of
th* working class of ever breaking tha power of tkeir oppressors.
lies to tho workers' realisation of
th.ir own material  interests sad
their   relation   to   their   masters;
therefore, be it resolved, tkat all
officials and members ot tk* Trades
and Labor Congress of Oaaada be
requested to inform themselves of
the   commodity   nature   of   labor
and of ths labor theory of
-*-—— .,
st as "Tk* Blind Orator," to
Eur-i- for an operation on his eye.
Th,-v hav* -r-^oeated tkat the eomrades
of Local Victoria end Vancouver, 8. P-
C. urn,age Bometking along similar
lincj t- aaslrt. " Local Vancouver, to
,vh--ui 'otn. O«borne in weU known and
apprcc:a**A kns *>*id*d to torn over
all thc surplus derived from the smoking cone***-.** k* a*-*"*** *» J»n- 10 next
to this fund. Wknt Dbenl Victoria will
do has not been naeertained.
This comrade j* the author of the
hie* recently published   by   this
Below is the total vote received to
date (Dee. 21), on the proposition to
enlarge the powers of the D. E. C. to
allow for the imposition of 10 cents per
month on the party membership for the
maintenance of the party press, whenever such action becomes necessary:
Locals Ayes. Nayes
Ottawa No. 8, Ont     9 0
Gibson HeighU No. 49, B. C.
(Finnish)   	
Calgary No. 4, Altn	
Markerville No. 31, Alta	
Enderby No. 65. B. C	
Winnipeg No. 1, Man	
Cumberland No. 70, B. C—
Se. Ft. George No. 61. B. C..
Bed Deer No. 11, Alta	
St. Catherines No. 30, Ont..
Moose Jaw No. 1, Sask	
Langley No. 73, B. C	
St. John'No. 6, X. B	
Vancouver No. I, B. C	
Nakusp No. 74. B. C	
Delburne No. 40, Alta	
Edmonton No. 1, Alta	
Fernie No. 17, B. C	
Victoria go. 2, B. C	
Crawford Bay No. 72, B. C.
Erskine No. 32, Alta	
0
1
3
0
0
0
1
11
0
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4
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4
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3
25
47
6
0
8
10
2
12
26
5
. 21
.    7
.    7
.239
0
0
0
20
Induati...   .
(Gibbon*)
1.50
1.00
History    of
Btulnta' Ti*rslAv*Ti*i>M-*
B0-c.r.t Books
Hoclsllsm,
Vrorowth   ..d"OutSom.
lax  a.Mo'j'T'n-ude.nls   (Cohen.)
Ess i&kt*11^^
Value, Woe and •,'f?0n,fnJ.r-nevo
BRNssj
Uovtilutlnn     ana     v»»  .   volution
(Mnrx.)
Memoirs uf .Knrl Marx (Llsbkneaht.)
Origin rf the Family  (ICnssla.-
(socialism, Utopian and Selenlliic iKn-
els.)
'li-rms of Mind In Plants.
,    -{Prices Include express charges)
NaMBB FOB ULAMOH NOW.
sentenced, with fines, etc., ete.
Whereas, We believe, most, at least,
are Innocent, while others were tried on
trivial and trumped up charges, and
Whereas, Wr know their crime is ono
of championing the cause of the workers, and
Whereas, We believe thoy are but
victims of a political conflict;
-Be it therefore resolved, Thnt the Soclalista and other members nf the working clasa of tho District of Barnus, in
muss meeting assembled, vigorously
protest ngiiiiist what seems to us unjust
and inhuman treatment meted out to
ino.nlieis of our class, and that we demand their immediate and unconditional release.
Be it further resolved, Thnt we Vo-
operate in overy way possible with the
Miners' Liberation League in order
that our iTi-iuhikIs may be granted.
Resolved, Thst a n«l)^P*t these resolution* lie sent to tha roTrKtsviug:    B. L.
Borden, Acting Premier of Canadu; W.
Bowser, W. B. Boss, Parker Williams,
Jack Plnce, M.l'.P.a sf B. C; Minors'
Libertvtlon Loitguo.lthe Western Clarion, Cotton's WccklY B. C. Federationist and the DistrlctLedger (Pernio).
V.EE WILSON,
ing farmer *s problems, will also be |
handled, and a new oditfon of "Socialism und Unionism" should also be
produced. If we can get these out ond
pay for thorn it will be a good year's
work. It will be eaay if the Clarion
circulation keeps on climbing up.
Alf. Budden, Provincial Organiser
for the Socialist Party of Canada, and
Socialist candidate in Little Bow nt
thq last provincial election!, is preparing to undertake a comprohensivo organizing tour of Southern Alberta in
the near future.
THE EXECUTIVE FOB 1914.
On Tuesday, Dec. 8, Loc*! Vancouver No. 1 re-elected all of its
representatives on the Dominion
Executive Committee, which also
acts for the province of B. 0. Notification ha* also b*.n received
that Local Vancouver No. 08 (Lettish) has i-a-.lict-.rt Com. H. Cook.
Local 40 (Finnish) kaa not yet reported.
The Executives for 1014 will
therefor consist, sa now, of Comradea W. A. Pritchard, 3. Sidaway,
H. Bahim, 3. Beid, H. Cookt 3. H.
Burrough, and a represent ative
from the Finnish local.
tion of wage earners by the emplo;
of labor—Morning Albertan. Dec. 8.
O'BRIEN IN CALGABY.
Chas. O'Brien, ex M.L.A. for Rocky
Mountain, and well-known Socialist,
addressed a large crowd of labor men
Sunday afternoon at the Labor temple.
taking   for   bis   subject, ■'' The   Tool
Chest."
He went minutely into the matter of
capital and labor, urging his hearers tn
make a closer study uf the question.
He explained the commodity nature of
labor power, the labor theory of value,
and the Marxian theory of the process
of surplus value.
"The workman of today," he said.
"earns tke wage given him by his en-
ploy or by two hours' work a day, and
the remaining eight hourt of labor arc
given to the employer gratis."
At the conclusion of his address ho
introduced " the following resolution,
which was passed by a substantial majority :
"Whereas, the working class is held
n bondage to capital by the political
of the master class;
said   power   lies   in   tho
sight, a*, has performed valuable work
for tii movement ia B. C, and any
thing *hnt nny locals of eomrades can
do to lelp in this matter ean be counted
as so seek service rendered to the
rovuluti*aarj- movement.
As to prospect* of him regaining his
sight: one eye ia hopelessly ruined, but
there is a possibility that if be can got
to sot- a specialist in Vienna, Austria,
the otier may yet be rendered of serv-
;.,e. I-" ihe experiment l* successful his
sphere of usefulness will be widely ex
tende-i. and nil loeala aad eomrades who
:vr, Mo to assist are urged to do so-
8o.il >U monies to Mrs. Alice Grum
mott. "00 Park Ave., Bast Oakland, Cal.
Total to date 	
The  request  that  the result  of  the
voting on the referendum   should    be
forwarded within tea daya after receipt
of the notice   is   probably responsible
for the majority of tho locals not tak
ing action, as many of the prairie locals are composed of widely scattered
membership, making it a difficult matter to get in touch with each other on
such short  notice    Those locals which
i have not yot replied are requested to
' do so by Jan. 31, in, order that the matter may be settled.   There is no probability, at present, nf the clause being
enforced, if carried, but it is as well
to have such a provision in tho constitution for use in emergencies.
CapitaUsra ka* token frem you your
hope, yonr opportunity, nnd now de
mandf tbnt you defend it. It has ral
loused yonr hands and bowed your
hack, mad* yo* a slave and an outcast.
And it hslis yoa as * patriotic duty to
shoot down aB who oppose itt course
of    -ruction.—AppeaL
MwmTwTw* Marsi.**. th*ory of
tbe process of .urpta* *-*•••
Urges Worker, to Study Problem
The  above  resolution introduced by
■n '        M'ne Workers at  Cumber-
toi,B.C.,*t   the   «^^-**?Sj x*n Whereas,  said  power  lie.   in  the ,    In vaa**r-«t. 1. ft. or, D*C. IS. Mai
oonvontiou   of  the  Trades  nnd.  L< ho . ()f the worUBg el» of th«r ; g_^   -j**.   „   "WSa. Talkot, tot* of
Congress    of    Canada at Montr.ai        ^ ^ ^ ^.fiy and their „a.   Mlc-.eVB. 0>> ^ ^^^ 0, ,M. Hai-
li
Ttie Iron Heel"
(By Jack I.ondon.)
Cloth bound copies of this.
London's greatest work, can
now be obtained from this office.
In outward appearance it compares favorably wittr any  book
MERRIE   ENGLAND
Babsrt Blstchford
MAH.-.D rOB ISc.
SASKATOON   NEWS  AQE1TCT
310 I-'Irnt Ave.
SASK
DEATH
at tho labor hall, *■*■•>
Sundny aft
L. A.
Beptomber  and   nnsntoto
was spoke., to   "* ''"" '*
Eleventh ..venue oust, ou
ornoon by C. M. O'Brien, t-i-M
for Bocky Mountain House, Alberta.
The resolution was   adopted   locally
at tho last meeting of tho Trades and
Labor council and although it is pronouncedly   Socialistic in its tendencies
and waa regarded as rather during by
some members of the council,   it   was
onrri*"d by a Kubutnntinl vote.    As Mr.
O'Hrien is thoroughly Socialistic in his
views,  he dealt  with  the  subject  vig- > •«^^^^^^^^___________^
orously and intimately and stated that j theory of the process of surplus value
the.council and tho union men in gen
oral throughout Cunada had   taken   i
Step in the right direction. '
tori.il interest in general: mison     BaoUtogtMt*.    Korthnmberland
i. And whereas, tho only real hope of   EngUrat   UtAg^M.   -fernie Ledger,
the working man of over broking the   pleasf „,,_.
ni-wer  of  their  oppressors  lies  in  tn.       Th, a,,.^ tw>|.  p-a(,e on T„esdsy,
workers' realisation of their own ma- : N(lV   lg> ^ ^ sttw|ded ,,y friends
aud   their   relation  to
terial   interests
their S^^^M
"Be it resolved. That all officials ami
mombors of the Trades und Labor Con
gross of Canada be requested to inform themselves of the commodity nil
turo of labor power, and of tho labor
theory  of  value,  and  of the Mariiau
and    olatives,  and  members  of  Local
Vane «v« No, 1, B. P. of C.
with    the
DENTI ST
W. J. CURRY
SOI Doasinton Building
•fansanvse. a. O.
Rhymes of Revolt
Neat Utile volume of virile verse
This   resolution,   although Socialistic
In its tone, was   adopted   nt   tho 20th
annual congress, of the Trades and Labor Congress ot Canada held Va Sap-
well as by the
Speaking   in   sympathy    „.._    — ^^^
meaning ot the resolution, Mr. O 'Brien \ tember In Montreal at
urged the workers to make    a,.^ closer \ local eouncil. ^^^^^^^^^^^
study of tho relation of labor to capl- 1    The local labor council has decided
.   -*l»_ v.u «..„».„„. nn ti,0 flrst Sunday
pro-
^^^^^^^          the
lass in this city.—-News-Tele
ly ot tun reunion ,,.  .uwv ,
to acquire an intelligent grasp of Ito hold meetings on the flrst Sun
slttmtion   and   to  go   after   their ] of every month at which it will
  ■'—■*•»*»•«•. .ml determined I mote plans for tho betterment of
tnl,
the  ...-..-^^^^^^^
rights in an aggressive and determined   mote pi;
fashion. working e
Tha couucil will hold a meeting the   gram, 1-oe. 8. i/
PAGE FOUR
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TrFiRON -HEpL
The story is *}>W^*P.**."""."-^^M-****&
The StOW is 8Up-.o-.eiJ to oei-u -^Vwi'ow'ci »*■ ;*•**"£
and copied Jro.u MSS- 1"uui'"„t f It-Avi* ^''^^nTltllTtSS
i V.o.u   ami  purport  to  be  written *>>  *',",„.« revolt •", 'L"_*, __f
success.   This, too, P™v_» '" ^10"n"07'ui.'worSers ^^^
tne year im**, when He -e l -       ' *-' t trneit « «»*J ,«_;_*.
those present are clerics.   During l" tirier look upo. -*1?Z Mt^^^
conversation of the parsoas. wl.o ra tiMj t*tUJF
However, he attacks »»,n^__(*,hlf to hold hit -^ffin™
battle he shows liinwelf ™°/Ve "etti.eswho (*S«****_, _ SH
Morehouse Is the only OM of UM**£», 0- ubor. _»*__*»
to ae-ln meet the champion ot . »• "*__! vl8it, wbta _» **
her attenUon to the fact-*-h« "J*."danarfift th. ■«•' M*+
VSStm Mpl-.ni? wtth h'umanC"-- by „, rtrotrtt, _.,
""Msffsii •? s: rusfa* a?*r^ir^."_ _&-_;
Ja*kaonrwno prsviously worked In te Wer™ *«» §(  tyj^
a?m in the machinery, snd. owUg '» ^^VvidSci ot lbs ■"-"-_***•
uosal of the mill-owners, and the '0°c°"7o sola c^********.*-*—   S**
rh&roV^«£ & ssfsiK. "-*-»-* -*
opinion ot Everhard unde.goes a change „ „, the ia*et
Everhard ii Invited to addrofc the r.'i'1™"1"\ht umcuUo*i bataa;
wealthy and exclusive circles on the Paclftc Co*,-v^"^ u pot •*£»*
that he will provld* them with foocI .port .The ^*_^d**^aru*«a M the
lied. Instead of being amused 'hey lire Uaratn ^_,'*^-^-liJaTf*
apectacle of the coming revolution P_^.f0/__]tiii*i «***»•
aVsaant address. I*st*r on be sddKs..* • »*•"»*■"'_J ,ta_ asm IU foil*
taSS-ome. o« worstud ia encounter. *'" .•»•"?** „.JEtoid i""-*****"*-.*.
uf t»«r .fort, to disii-1*. the trait, ind """ "Xiw *•* mifUliaa at
"Tbe Iron He.1" of the oligirehy 11 used M' "'"J*,,,,, M "TBa Bes-
Avi.' Hther (rem hi. choir In the im-vcrs2,'Vd.S Inar-intltUta. TW
nornim of Eduction," which they complete j ««»" "™JL rf u, fas'""
mUttta hi ased ruthl.-.lr tatbttt strikers m -f'™°' **m
ind Srirtart tun his friend, th.. worse is to (ollow.
_J_^ »***- taay tak* at*   ont   of
«W**,'' at*rs**t repBad eoldly, ••m*A
**— agalaat a wall, aad blew say
-***** ont—wknt then!"
"Than well rise in onr aright," a
■*"»-*» *-**«*• nnswared at oae*.
*-*•* yaalt w*ltw la your gow,"
**** kit "-etert. "I'v* aaarrl ta-A *ont
•"•a by the _i4u, ej^ ^ wkw, u
it aow ia ita asigktf"
C-UPTBBXI
Ito. Wiekaoa (iii aot Mat -for father.
Tbmf mat by ehanee oa ta* ferry-boat
*~ Baa Praneiaeo, ao tkat the warning
g»v* father aa* aat premediUted.
H*4 tkey *wt aset accidentally, there
woald aot sav* been aay warning. Not
that tke onteoao* woald ka** bee* dif-
«*»****, however.   *Pntaer earn* of stout
*M Kayaow*r stoek, aad taa blood was
imperative in hiss.
"Ira** w*a right," ka told ate, na
•a* a* ha aad *atani*d hoau.(<'Sraast
• » ***! rsansikablii yonng man, aad
'* TBtaar see ye* his wif* than Ua
*-*• ** Bo*Iuf«Uer kimaelf or tho King
Chapter X (Continued) wanton destruetios  of  ^ mea
And so perished father's book.   We | their function, sad well lis* a«form*d
;uch of the Black Hun- \ it.  The whole regalsr u*J *** U th*
Week by j field, called there by tk. Mttaas af the
Black Hundreds.  All dtia *a_ town*
were to see m ^^^^^^
dreds as the days went by
week more of thc Socialist papers were
barred from the mails, and in a number of instances the Black Hundreds
destroyed the Socialist presses. Of
course, the newspapers of the land lived
up to the reactionary policy of the ruling class, and the destroyed Socialist
press was misrepresented and vilified,
while the Block Hundreds were represented as true patriots snd saviours ot
society.   So  convincing  was  all  this ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
misrepresentation   that   even   sincere I ized militia was oat, ud it
pulpit   praised    the
were Uke armed caapi, &nf laborers
ore shot down Uke dop. Oat of the
vaBt amy of the unsaipltyed th* strike-
breakers were recruited; asd wB*B th*
strike-breakers wsre w*rst*d *y ta* labor unions, the troojt olv»y» apjp**,r*d
and crushed ths utuoat, Ti** tker*
was the militia. At yst, it "Ba* aot
necessary to have reeoone to ta* Meret
militia law.  Only tke regalairty organ
ministers in tke .  -________■■
Black Hundreds while regretting the
necessity of violence.
History was making fast. The fall
elections were soon to occur, and
Ernest was nominated by the Socialist
party to run for Congress. His chance
for election was most favorable. Thc
street-car strike in San Francisco hod
been broken. And following upon it
the teamsters' strike had been broken.
These two defeats had been very disastrous to organized labor. The whole
Water Front Federation, along with
itt allies in the structural trade., had
backed up tbe teamsters, and all had
smashed down ingluriously. It had
been a bloody strike. The police kad
broken countless heads with their riot
clubs; and tbe death list had been augmented by the turning loose of a machine-gun on the strikers from the
barns of the Marsden Special Delivery
Company.
In consequence, tke men were sullen
and vindictive. Tbey wanted blood,
and revenge. Beaten on their chosen
field, they were ripe to teek revenge by
means of political action. They still
maintained their labor organisation,
and thit gave them strength in the
political struggle that was on. Ernest's
chance for election grew stronger and
stronger. Day by day unions and more
unions voted their support to the Socialist*, until even Ernest laughed when
the Undertakers' Assistants and the
Chicken Pickers fell into line. Labor
became mulish. While it packed the
Socialist meetings witk mad enthusiasm
it was impervious to the wiles of the
old-party politicians. The old-party
orators were usually greeted with
empty halls, though occasionally they
encountered full halls where they a ere
so roughly handled that more than once
it was necessary to call oat the police
.reserves.
History wss making fast. The sir
was vibrant with things happening and
impending. Thc country was oa the
verge of hard times, caused by a series
of prosperous years wherein the difficulty of disposing abroad of the uneon-
turned surplus had become increasingly
difficult. Industries were working short
time; many great factories were standing idle against the time when the surplus should be gone; and wages were
being ent right and left.
Also, the great machinist strike had
been brokea.    Two hundred thousand
machinists, along with their five hundred thousand allies in the metal-working trades, had been defeated   in   ss
bloody a strike as had ever marred the
United States. Mtehed battles had been
fought with the small armies of armed
strike-breaker* pot in the Held by the
employers' atsoeiatioas; the Black Hundred, appearing in scores of wide-Mat
tei-i-d places, had destroyed property;
end, in consequent*, s hundred thousand regular soldiers   of   the   United
Ststei had boon called out to put a
frightful end to tb* whole xt****.   A
number of the labor leaders hatl b**n
executed; many others had been sentenced to prison, while thousands of the
r*nh aad file of tke strikers had keen
herded into butt-pen* and abominably
treated by tk* Midler* ^*
everywhere. And in this use of terror,
the regular army was iscreaaad nn nd-
ditionol hundred taouond by th* government.
Never hsd labor received such an all-
around beating. The grstt captain* of
industry, the oligortki, ltd foe the irst
time thrown their foil weight '.Bt* tk*
breach the straggling CBploytB** associations had made. These aasoeiations
were practically niddle-clu* aaTairs,
and now, compelled by htid tb*** Bad
great captaint of indutry, tkey g*v*
organised labor in awful ami deajslv*
defeat. It wat an nil piirrrfi| sHinaet
but it was an alliance of the lioa aad
the li-.uil., as the middle elast whs BOOB
to learn.
Labor was bloody snd lufsway' feat
crushed. Yet its defeat did i*t|*t aa
end to the hard times. The banks, ts.*as-
selves constituting one of the 'sM*t *****
portant forces of the CMiginky, •*•*-
tinued to call in credits. Th* W*B
Street group tamed the stock *faa*k*tj
into a maelstrom wktn the ****** *f
all the land crumbled t»sy xgmeat to
nothingness. And ont of til tk* tacfc
and ruin rose tke form of tk*
Oligarchy,   impertnrb»Mt(
and sure.   Its serenity ar j	
was terrifying.   Not osjy _-i |t SS* *t*
own  vatt powef, bat it ated all
power of the United Btataa
to carry out its fhm, •
The captains of Udttstty had'
upon the middle tins, lis .^g
associations, that had Hr-i* tit'tiff-
taias of induttry to tear and r**d Isbor, were now torn tnd rent BT thakt
quondam allies. Amidst the aMSfelSg
of the middle men, the small b**sd**-
men aud mannfaetarsrs, tho' trust
"tood **m. Nay, ths truu «b»OI*
than stand firm. They w,re mt.**.
They .owed wind, and wind, *a*T*v*r
more wind; for they sion, kue# W t,
rcop tho whirlwind Md „ak.^fp««t
o»t of ,t. Aud .uch prcttal fT*lnSS*l
profit.: Strong ,MB|1 tiJSmt*
weather th. storm th.t ws71ss«*ly
their own bn-mi.,-.  .-._ ..
*nA .11 ,"1** **J turn*! !***•
end plundered ths -*-*_, o^mmmggU
.tout them. vab-. ^ £Jg3
inconceivably dn^-i-SLi
added hugely «o thdr hildll »J»
tadog their euterprU-B-^T,*
Thus tho summer of l»12 J
the virtual desththrurt ta th.
clots. Even Ernest *-„ __:J__ _*
the qulcknce. with rtlTSRiJ
done. He shook hi. h**,,^3.3
looked^rward withes, ^MtZ
"It's no nj, .. h, ^   ..Ofgaj
beaten    The Iron H..,",\w^ £
lotboi.   I
***t«-Ty nt _______
**** wiwg   Wick^ „,
right We shall BwlehtxV^
nasdaug Ubertie,; tk, h£ *
walk upon our face,, „*_,„,
nt. bloody revoiutioB^
cisss. Of court. We m .
shudder to think 0f it ->        ^
And  from   then  on fc_J
W. faith in revolution.  K_1
in sdvaneo of hi, party    "M^
Maa.^ could noA^ *JU
l-hey still insUted that r*$T^
b* gained throuah    .l.     .  W**1
 "'  -** *»v»"sai». u. „„_-a .. v   "WOI
StSfe.:',:.',   ,   "■' ;
th.g.a.ral etnmkl. of priew the price
7 Isbor ar-wnlei t**mt *t all   The
,L-£^^*-**a« ,-f^lBdnrtsi.i th*,
****—   labor ■*^*b.*'.*'.*'.*'.*'.«*'*-*'*-*'*-*'*-*'*-*'"
Ions, that wss'sll.   Ernest
ft tkem sariMHljr to tetr
Tha Wetrt-ern Clarion, Vanconver, BritJah (^lumbU
BATUBPAT, JAMUAJtT 8 iM4
vTmmt'e tk* raatt*-."' I aaked la
Tk* OUgaroky is about to tread
Sf*a ear fa*** yonrs aad mine. Wlcksoa aa mack aa told me so. Ho waa
***y kind- for an oUgareh. He offered
t* reinsUU ss* bx tk. univeraity. What
do yoa think of that! He, Wiekson, •
****** «on(fy-gtmbber, kaa tk* power to
d*t*(raslB* whether I shall or shaU aot
toatwh la tk* nnlvsealty ot tk* state. Bat
k* *«*rtd ste even better tkaa tkat—
-atawd to saak* as* president of some
graat college of pkysiesi eeieaees tkat
la being plaaaed--tae OUgareky muat
get rid of Its sturplns somehow, yon see.
" 'Do yoa reaaeasb-a- what I told
tkat Soelaliat lover of yonr daughter-at' he ***• 'I told kiss tkat w*
woald walk upon tk* face* of tk* working elaa*. Aad so wo shall. M tor
yoa, I have fee yea a deep respect as
a scientist; bnt if yoa throw yonr for-
taa** la witk tk* working class well,
watek -tat far yonr face, tkat is alL-
Aad tkaa be tnmed aad toft asa"
It means well have to marry earl*
ler thaa yoa plaan*d," wa* Ernest's
comment when w* told kiss.
I eould aot follow his reasoning, bnt
I wn* soon to Iran It It waa at this
time tkat tk* quarterly dividend of tke
Merra ICO* ws* paid—or, rather,
sho-sld kav* been pal*, for father did
aot receive bis. After waiting several
days, father wrote to tk* aeeretary.
Promptly canto tk* reply tkat there waa
a* record on tke booka of father's own-
lag aay stock, aad a polite request for
mora explicit information.
"Ill make it expHeit enough, con-
foaad kina," fatker declared, aad da
parted for tk* bank to get tke stock In
•meatioa from Us safe-deposit box.
Ernest is * very remarkable man,"
ke Mid wk«a ke got back and while I
aa* helping kiss off witk hi* overcoat.
"I repeat, aty daughter, tkat yonng
ataa - of years Is a very remarkable
j-aaat ssaa."   *
I kad learned, wkenever ke praised
lirmaat la sock fashion, to expect di»-
*st*r.
"Tk*y kav* already walked npon my
****,'' txthtt explsiaed. "There was
Taa box wa* asspty. Ton
will kav* to gst married
pretty qaiakjy."
Tatker fa-toted oa laboratory metk-
aaa. He bramght tk* Blerr* Vills late
Mart, bat be ooald aot bring tk* books
of tk* Kerr* afilto late eoart. H* did
aot eaatrol ta* coarts, and tk* Utorra
lOll* did. Tkat explaiaed it all* He
wa* tkaroagkly beat** by tk* tow, aad
tk* karafaead robbery bold good.
It to alssewt laagkabto now, when I
took bnek e» it, tk* way father waa
beat**. He met *W*«*ue* •eeittontaUy
oa taa *tv**t ia turn Tramtgaee, aad a*
teal Wtokaoa tkat he waa a damaed
taaaaarri. * Aad tkaa father wa* ar-
r**t*d ter attesnptad *****», laed la
tk* police etmrt, nnd bowad ov*r te
k—f the.paasa. It wm aO so ridien
tens tkat wkra he got horao ke had to
toagh hlnsaeif. Bat wbat * furor wm
ratoad ia tk* local p*p*rst Tk*r* was
grata talk abovt tb* bwllks of vio-
leae* that latested aO ■** wko em-
braead aattattsa*; aad fktaar, wtte kto
long aad pMSsfal Hte, wm iastsaced
m a skisfag wnstpto of how tk* bae*U
of tieleaM w*rk*d. Also, It wm **■
•artei by sn*r* tkaa oa* paper thnt
fatk*r*B ariad aad w**k*a*d end.r tk*
atrala *f aetratlae study, and eonln*-
ntent ia a atate asyhaa for tke Insane
wss Mil**-1* ***** wM.tkto mer.ly
talk. It wm ss totstiaent peril Bnt
father aa* wto* **oagk te m* it. H*
bad tk* Btokof >b experienee te toatos
ftraar, ssd a* Isssossd wall. H* kept
qniet a* auttter what iajtsstlc* wm par
p*trated oa kirn, aad rsBliy, I think,
sarprtosd kto ***isi8*. ^™
Taws wm tk* saatter of tb* ho***—
•ar koai*. A ssvrtgag* wm foreclosed
aa it, asd we had to giv* ap possession.
Of *oarM there wataH aay ssortgsg*,
am* **v*r aad been aay mortgage. Tk*
ground and beea bought outright, aad
tb* kmuM kad b**B paid for when it
wm built. And house aad lot kad al-
way been fre* and unencumbered.
Ifevertheto*. there wm tk* mortgage,
profMrly aad legally drawn up and
*ig**d, wKk a record of tke p*yai*ats
*f interert through a number of y*ar».
father aud* ao outcry. ' As h* kad
been robbed ot bis mon*y, ao wm ke
now robbed of his horn*. Aad he bad
no recourse. Tke machinery of soetoty
wm ia Iks kaads •**■ "!****#• wko w*r*
spend   my   last   days  la   an   laasa*
asylum."
Whieh reminds me of Bishop Morehouse, whom I have neglected for many
pa-gei. But flrst let me tell of my marriage. In tho play of event*, ssy. marriage sinks Into insignifleaaee, I kaow,
ao I ibrJI barely mention it.
"Now we shall become real proletarians," father said, whea we were
driven from onr home. "I hnve often
envied that young man of yours for
his actual knowledge of th* proletariat.
Now I shall sm and learn for myself."
Father must have had strong in him
the blood of adventure. He looked npon
onr catastrophe In the light of an adventure.   No anger ndr bitterness pos-
ised him. He wm too philosophic
nnd simple to be vindictive nnd he
lived too mneh In the world of mind to
Bliss the creature comforts we were
giving up. 80 it waa, when we moved
to Baa Francisco into four wretched
laaa In the alum south of Market
Street, that k* embarked upon the nd
venture witk tke joy nnd enthusiasm
of a child—combined with tke clear
sight ud mental grasp of aa extraordinary intellect. He really never erys-
telliaed mentally. He kad no fnlse sense
of values. Conventional or habitual
val--.es meant nothing to him. Tke only
values he recognized were mathemati
enl aad scientific facta. My father was
a great man. He hnd tke mind nnd tke
soul thnt only great an hav*. In way*
k* was even greater tkaa Ernest, than
whom I hav* known bom greater.
Evea I found some relief la our
change of living. If nothing els*, I wm
eeeapting from tke organised ostracism
tkat kad been onr increasing portion
Ib tke university town ever mace tke
eamity of tke ascent Oligarchy had
been incurred. And tke ehange wm
to me likewise adventure, aad tk*
greatest of aU, for It was love-adventure. Tke change in our fortunes had
hastened my marriage, aad it was ** .
wife that I came to live In the four
rooms on Pell Street, in tke Baa Fran-
etoeo slum.
(To be continued.)
BaTJaXIR'f TOMffLOYED
Bight Far OMt of Members of Onions
Am Wtthout Work,
Berlin, Dee. IS.—-The Socialist Vor-
warts publish*, exact statistics with
[regard to the number of unemployed in
Berlin as registered by the General Fed
oration of Trade Unions, after a complete census between Nov. 10 and 15.
Of 300,000 organized members in forty-
six unions, 28,038, or over S per cent,
were unemployed. Since the organised
constitute almost exactly three-tenths
of the total number of workers registered by the state insurance bureau,
and since unemployment is unlikely to
be proportionately much leas amongst
the unorganised, the total number of
unemployed in Berlin at the present
time must be about 83,000.
On ita part, the municipal statistics
offlce of the City of Berlin shows that
the number of unemployed in September wm 8,000 mor* than last year, more
than double la eomearison with 1909,
a-TalKB AOATNgT OHOBOH
Move-met of SsrusBina ia Q*naaay Is
Osasing Serious Concern.
Berlin, Dec. 13.—The growth of the
agitation for a "universal strike"
against th* church is causing serious
concern among Oerman religions dig
nitarles.
The immediate aim of the move-
meat i* to encourage secessions, whieh
have already reached very considerable
proportions from the established state
church. Seeing that persona who renounce flair religious affiliation! escape
paying tk* church tax, it ean easily be
imagined that th* German economic
soul jump*, not unreadily, at the opportunity and that the number of withdrawals ls increasing with quite alarm
ing regularity.
How seriously the situation is -regarded is shown by the authorities proposing to raise the fee for ragistfring
withdrawals of church membership to
tS.   The present fee is 85 cents.
Minutes of previous meeting adopted
a* road.
Corre-rponildue. from F. 8. Faulkaer,
N. Vancouver; Local Erskine No. 38,
Alts.; C. H. Kerr a Co., Chicago; Local Toronto No. 1, A. W. Murphy, Begins; B. McCutcheon, Winnipeg; Worn-
mans' Soci.li.t League, Oakland, Cal.;
Royal Tailors, Ottawa; Looal Montreal No. 1, Local Barons No. 47, Alt*.;
T. Grogan, Nelson, B. C. (»); G. A.
Moore, Nanaimo; Wm. Brwin, Wlm-
borne, Alt*.; M. 1.., Ottawa; FostmM-
ter, Saskatoon; J. Pilklngton, Knderb
B. 0.1 T. Mellalieu, Port Arthur; Organiser Gribble, Montreal; Moses
Baritr, Winnipeg.
Bills—Editing Clarion No. 730, $10;
office rent, |2.50; sundries, »1.30. Warrants ordered drawn.
The circulation competition wm reconsidered and finally passed In amended form.
Financial Beport
Beeeipta—
Clarion fund   t 1.80
Clarioa sabs   40.7*
Clarion ads      1.50
Local Sandon, B. C, No. 34, directory       I.OO
Local Montreal No. 1, duplicate
charter      1.00
Local Montreal No. 1, literature 5.50
Local Montreal No. 1, direetory. 3.00
Local Montreal No. 1, bundles.. 4.00
Local  Emkrhy,  B.  CL,  No.  05,
bundles        1.50
3. P. Johnaon, Enderby, bundles 1.05
Local Winnipeg No. 1, bundle*.. S.OO
Local Winnipeg No. 1, direetory 1.00
Men. P. E. C, directory     1.00
Totnl  109.10
Expensss
As per warraats  111.SO
Adjournment.
J. H. BUBBOUOH,
Secretary.
▼ANOOTXT/BB    ISLAND    DBFBVOE
FOND
Previously acknowledged   S2035.00
B   D.   P.   Local,   Assinaboia,
BMk.         3.00
Loeal 138, Painters, Decorators
k Paperhangers, Vaa. B. C..       8.00
Finnish Socialist Ex. Cora. Tor.     28.75
Bowen Island, B. C, P. Wood.       1.00
Whitemsn's Creek, B. C, T. B.
Mile*        1.00
Blind Biver, Ont., M. Boekea.        1.00
Finnisk Loeal, Cream Hill, Ont     86.00
Nnt. Finnish Socialist Organ!
nation, Chicago         9.00
Locals 59 and 88, 8. D. P., To
roato, Ont.  A...       8.00
J. Karrgon         0.00
Finnish Loeal No. 20, 8. D. P.
C, Webster* Corners, B. C..     23.00
Finnish Local, Keewatia, Mian.
TJ. 8. A.      11.65
Frank   MeKee   and   Axel   T.
Johnson, Main, Saak        8.00
Green Valley Socialist Psrty,
Boeky Mountaia House, Alta       3.20
Finnish  Soelaliat  Local,  Port
Arthur, Ont. ..'.      23.40
Loeal No. 9, 8. D. P., Victoria.     30.00
Finnish  Socialist  Local,  Mullen, Idaho, U. 8. A        3.60
C. G. Johnson, Carmi, B. C...       1.00
a S. Osaato TJo. 1, Cook Co.,
Chicago, III.      10.90
Loeal No. 21, S. D. P., Edmonton, Alta ,.        6.60
Finnish Ex. Com., 8. D. P. of C.     32. SO
Trades and Labor Council, Begins, Smb.      10.00
Coin's   Cronk   and   MeComba,
Billico, Alta. .|        S.OO
John "Beaton, 8. F. C. Local,
Kenora  i        5.60
Millweukee, Wis., Finnish Lo
col, per Arvo Saro        3.00
Vancouver, B. C, Pattern-makers Association        7.50
Finnisk   Local,  Bart   Arthur,
Eriek Korkala ,        8.40
Per   A.   G.   Godfrey,   South
Wellington, B. C      88.00
Finnish Local, M*nd, Oat      18.66
T. C. Wood, par Wester* Clarioa   '(          8.00
Finnish Socialist Loenl, Totmi,
Uke Co., Minn-        8.00
United  Bro.   Carpant.—  aad
Joiners, Nelson, B. 0.      10.00
3. 8. Osasto, GnrMa Mine, Sudbury, Oat        7.66
Loenl 184, Bbeet Mstel Workers, Victor!*, B. C  10.00
8. S. Ossato, Cobalt, Oat      88.00
Greenwood Union, W. F. M...       6.00
Int. Union No. 610, Steam Ea-
giseers, Prince Bupert ....       6.00
Miners, Cardiff, Alta., per A.
Fleming        67.80
Finnish Loeal, Bekvill*, AU*.,
C. 8. aWndall      11.00
Loesl 406, Journeyman Plumbers, New Westminster      10.00
Local Union 188, Vancouver,
Printers, Dm. sad Paper...      6.00
L. ClvitaBovtteh, per L. Boa-
deaux, Local 388, I. W. W..       1.00
B O. BIEOOTIVB OOlllalTTBB
Vancouver, Dee. 80, 1913.
Convened nt 516 Main St. at 8 p. m.
Preeent—Karme, Pritchard, Sidaway
and aeeretary.   Karme in the chair.
Minutes of previous meeting adopted
at read.
Corresposdenee from L. E. Bartlett,
Whonnoeh; Local Enderby No. 65, So.
Ft. George No. 61, Organiser Walker
(2), W. L. Pkillip*, Fernie. Routine
Filed.
Financial Bapett
Keeeipte—
Sundries 6 6.00
C. Lestor, literature     1.00
Total $ 7.00
Expenses-
Sundries 6 1.00
A. Karme, ob ace. loan  16.00
Printing and mailing..
Total    ...
CI_UUOM FOND
(Malateaaaee)
Dee. 9, brought forward 0183.1*15
Loeal Montreal No. 1, aw't....    *m
B. L. J., city      i'oo
Total receipt* to Dm. SI 0107.40
B It -aN.TJU   LESMUTIOB
LBAOOB
Beport of Fast Bteiatary Tr**wur.r o
V. OMb, 74 HMttag* Stmt, Wen.
Vancouver, B O. Nov. 30, lim.
Beeeipt*—
Balance   on   hand,   report of Nov. 16 0 80.86
ColtoetioM   aad   don*
tlms    66.96
Boceived -free* tarda.. 839.46
Beeeivsd from battens 148.86
Boceived from books..     6.76
    6478.38
DisbuiM*t*Bt*—
Printing .....0147.40
Advertlsiag     07.06
Deposit   Bone    Sk*w
Building     60.00
Wage*   188.60
|Mi*cellaa*oM expoMB     46.30
Postage,   express, st*
lioaary,    etc,,    ot*.,
Bev| Hedley l*ooke..    81.60
     8464.78
Balance oa kaanV Nov. 80    t<0*-0
CLABION FOBUSHINO AOOOONT
M*. 730
BlIISpBl
Bub* 6 76.66
Bundles       86.10
Direetory       18.00
Ad*       1.60
job work         1.86
Total 1478.18
Tke ***** aanneial statement is sp
proved nnd teaad eonoet by tk* Eivcu
tive Board of the B. C. Miners' Libert
tion l*ragne.
HIGH 3. MeEWAN,
Secretary Treasurer
Total   616.000
Adjournment.
J. H. BUBBOUOH,
Secretary.
DOMINION   EXECUTIVB   COMMIT
TEE
Vancouver, Dee. 89, 1913.
Convened at above, Karme   ia   th*
chair.
Total, Dm. 16 ..
.S309S.66
O. tf. O'bsIsb, 1st* i**t*--*-**irt sawbsr
for Boeky Mountaia, will toav* *krly
la January for an extended lecture tour
of th* Eastern provinces. He If st
present delivering * series of toeturss
in Alberta. i
Tb* asaTaWS «f tk* aUcklng Bars*
Pass sr* arranging to hold big protest
maetisgs in behalf of tk* arrested' Na-
saisiu), rtri-ws. A *n*stlnff will i* held
Total  6H5.60
Expeaaee—
Editing  6 10.00
The only (hop in B. C. using
paper bearing ths watermark of
the Interactional Brotkerhood
of Paper Makers.	
Printing
that is	
Attractive
Distinctive
Productive
E.T. Kingsley
LABOE TEMPLE
Pbooa, leym-mr 884.
TtaasBVst. B. O.
EVERYBODY
Ii Reading Them
OtlglB ef Z4«iag Matter, Bastian   86-
*totwOm. Bemcat  36c
IBgaratlla 84 latiarM 78c
ddl* of ta* Onlveres. Haeca.l...SBc
Ood and My Mstghha*. Blatchford   85c
Bot OaUty. Btatehford 88c
Evolattoa of Maa. Hsack.l 76c
Postpaid
Thi Pwple's Bookstore
IM tarteve Ml W, Taaaeavar. B. c.
A Good Place to Bat at
Mujcahy'sCaictcria
UR Cordova Street West
Best of Everything Properly
Cooked
Vancouver Island
ACREAGE
(Albaral Watrlei)
W. W. LEFEAUX
Uswr T*«sto Mdg
t/aaisassv. a. O.
Phone Seymc-ur 4100
TO BE BEAUTIFUL
Is Woman's Right, Ear Daty, aad Dssirs.   It is Womaa's Dsstlay ta AUrast
Csn she do this with s poor growth of hsirf
Csn she do this with undeveloped bust, pallid and feeblef
Csn she do this with s rough skin, yellow, wrinkled, or dotted with pimples snd black
hesdsT
Do you suffer having s double chin?
No matter whst your other attainments sre, you owe it to yourself to attain symmetry of
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your complexion, snd your physics! development, to thst of others* Our spplisnee will gain
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ssy.
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tars at ftllawi:
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thi brtatlt, I aa*. ra.4.
tpstial nssarth M.irlst
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roar Buuafs sis.SIsi l»
Iks noil «HBpl*ta (.Ids far
ths parpoti I havs sasa r*l.
With saih aa .ppliioo. •
wostss tan so wosS.r.
toward bait esvikspaiiBl.
I do BOt SSI.S sarthlsa
sboBl whal this klad of
triBUaoat will 4a ter woai.s
who with Is OBlargt thi
hatl, as 1 kaow frost sa-
pfftsaas that It wUI 4s
mart tbaa aay olhor aiod-
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a woaa to max. .
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ths advtBt of tho ssfotf
rasor It btcoralnt mar. aa4
sjart BslTiml, and' with
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IhorOBShlj m.ss.f. hit
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visor, which It a Mallear
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tastst sa lasrsestd tllns-
lallea at ths Msad «lr«li
tloa la a vary astursl ssss
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troBUB.st, la-asdlati Im
pretMBBBl Is aotlstablt
Ths Bosrt.hss.st fsd Ista
tit* IsaWM by Us blood
bathls    aa*    raaadt    th.
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tarsi fsiraatlea with -tn**
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trsrod throacb tho basalt-
fal tomplisUa *t thi ikla,
la a tpot-lr. aatnrol war
and Ib ths privst** .1 r"»r
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