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Foreign Labor News
Country in Desperate Straits. l
New York.-She is indeed "Poor t
Belgium," without any mawkish sen
timent at the present time.
Of 20,700 workers employed in 14
industries before the war, only 2,300
were at work in March, 1919. 1
The rise in the cost of living has i
been about 200 per cent. The em- t
ployes in these industries are de- I
manding an increase of from 75 to .
100 per cent in wages, while the em- i
ployers offer only 50 per cent.
Industry is badly disorganized in i
all directions owing to the high cost c
of living, the effects of foreign occu- c
iation, the reluctance of the employ- r
ers to grant any of the demands of I
the unions for a minimum wage, an
eight-hour day, and recognition of e
the union. The employers claim the C
time is not ripe for any of these or
dinary, efficiency-making demands, a
because additional labor is so neces- a
sary to restore industry to its nor- t
More Secret Treaties.
Moscow.-More documents have
been unearthed from the secret ar
chives of the czarist-Russian govern
mrent, showing what diplomacy did
not do to prevent the war.
The documents play a very good
second to the secret treaties that the
revolution gave to the world. They c
have been appearing in "Pravda,"'t
a Soviet organ in Petrograd, under t
the editorship of the Soviet commis
sary of finance, Pokrovsky. r
The London Daily Herald gave a
resume of the documents some time 1
ago, as did also the Swedish papers.
Briefly, the story is as follows: As 1
far back as 1909 Russia and Italy
"settled" in a "mutually benevolent t
attitude" the Russian interests in the
straits and the Italian interests in
Tripoli and Cyrenaica.
When the Tripoli war broke out in
1911., Ivolsky, Russian Ambassador
in Paris, wrote that Italy, in pressing a
her claims to Tripoli, should he re- 0
minded to "keep her word" regard- 1
ing the question of the straits.
Isvolsky's faithful service to his
country necessitated making sure,
not alone of Italy, but of France, 9
also. And so, in October, 1911, lie
makes a touching statement about a
being "deprived of a most important
instrument since all my assiduous en
treaties to be provided with funds c
for the press have produced no re
suit." And why? , Because, he says,
"if we are really concerned to take
up the question of the straits, then
it is of the highest importance to
see to it that we have a good press
He goes on to prove "how useful
it is to have money to offer the
press," that the result of the Tripoli
affair, "now manifest to all," was
brought about by Tittoni (the Italian I
ambassador to Paris), who "worked t
up the leading French papers most f
thoroughly and with the most open I
In 1912 Poinceare said to Isvolsky :
that France "will not lose a minute I
in fulfilling her pledges to Russia" '
if a (Russian) conflict with Austria i
should involve Germany's armed in
Then we have Sir Edward Grey <
(the unsuccessful peacemaker of the I
early war days) promising "without
hesitation" that "England would do
everything to inflict the heaviest
blow on German power" by keeping
the German fleet off the Baltic coast
of Russia. while France kept the
Austrian fleet out of the Black Sea.
And then, tin April, 1914---mark
the date--while Sir Edward Grey
and King George were in Paris hav
ing conversations with Isvolsky, Grey
said, "there could only be a question
of a naval convention between us and
England and not a continental con
vention because the disposition of
England's land forces was already ar
ranged, and they could not operate
•alongsi(de the Russian land forces."
)emolilized Soldiers Riiot.
liuton, England.--This, the seat of
the straw-plaiting industry, only 30
miles northwest of London, was re
cently the scene of a soldier riot.
The demobilized soldiers wished to
have a meeting in the park to dis
cuss their pension grievances. The
mayor refused to grant permission,
whereupon the demonstrators burned
the town hall and wrecked a number
of ships. Military forces restored or
der after this damage had been done.
Arrest Tokio Socialists.
Tokio.-A big mass-meeting of the
newly-organized Associated Labor
union, called to discuss improvement
in labor conditions, which was ad
dressed by Mayor Tagiri of Tokio
and others, was broken up violently
when Sakae Osugi, a prominent so
cialist, tried to address the audience.
The police interfered and stopped
the meeting. After the trouble four
socialists were arrested, but were re
The Japanese government is still
studying the question of lifting the
ban on Chinese labor, a policy fa
vored by many Japanese. This in
formation was given by the foreign
office. Consideration of this ques
tion, it was said, was delayed by more
pressing problems, but it was pointed
out that Chinese peddlers were now
allowed to enter the country with
passports, and that some Korean la
borers were in Kobe.
Workmen of all countries with
which Japan has treaties containing
"most favored nation" clauses, in
cluding the United States, have ab
solutely unrestricted entrance into
Japan and are treated alike, accord
ing to the foreign office. These alien
workmen, it was added, do not come
to Japan ,because wages are lower
there than in their own countries.
The.. deportation of 200 Chinese
Iworklmen .LrPi. e$hlsno ski was nec
.Japanese contractor neglected to ap
ply for a permit authorizing the en
trance of these laborers.
lolshevismn-Or the Servile Siate?
D)ublin.-Declaring that "the em
ployers leave the ordinary public now
no choice between Bolshevism and
the servile state," New Ireland, a
liberal weekly, comments as follows
on labor conditions on the Emerald
"The Irish labor struggle is enter
ing on a phase which deserves the
careful attention of all citizens who
care about what is going to happen
next in Ireland. Certain trades unions
have struck for a fair wage, as, fiu
instance, in the case of the hotel
employes, and thle carpenters are also
out for similar treatment.
To realize the position of the aver
age worker today one has only t.o
ask any one of them how his condi
tions compare to his pre-war condi
tions. A. skilled worker making 37/
before the war was able to live com
fortably and take excursions to the
country--.to Ilowlh or elsewhere on
Suday; now he has twice the wage,
but he cannot take excursions nor
can he have the comfort of pre-war
conditions. This is asimple case, but
it illustrates the situation.
On the other hand, the war profit
eers, like the hotel proprietors, who
certainly scorched the public with
their prices and made profits un
dreamt of before, have joined in an
Employers' federation and now fi
nance individual employers whose
workers are on strike. The Employ
ers' federation is out to smash the
Trades union by this method of em
ployers' syndicalism, and once the
Trades union is gone there is nothing
to save the people from the servile
The conduct of employers is driv
ing the public toward chaos really,
because they are making it necessary
for the people to protect their lives
and rights as human beings by meth
ods of a more radical kind. The em
ployers leave the ordinary public now
no choice between Bolshevism and
the servile state. Already in Amer
ica thoughtful men have realized this
and the Catholic church has declared
its position. We have had no declar
ation as yet from the Irish clergy
which would assist the people and
the poor as against the real authors
of chaos, the capitalists, whose only
thoughts are the desires of avarice.
Events are moving very fast, and
the time is well ripe for a declaration
of views from those, both lay and
clerical, upon whose shoulders fall
the responsibility of the good of the
To War on Russian Soviets. i
London.-Griffin Barry, corres
pondent of the London Daily tier- ii
ald, has cabled his paper as follows
from Paris regarding events in Fin- i
"The council of five has sent in- p
structions to the French, British, u
italian, and American military at- I
taches at iHolsingfors to urge the c
Finns to accept Kolchak's request for t
a combined offensive against the Sov- t
let city (Moscow), promising, of :
course, more munitions and more I
In addition to this action, for the
first time an open and official re
quest, signed by all the five repre
sentatives, includes a guarantee that
Finland will suffer no penalty under
the league of nations rules regarding
unsatnctioned war against a foreign
country if the request is c.mlnplied
Social Unrest Grows.
The Federation of Book Worl:ers
has gone on strike. No papers were
published for some days except Avan
ti, the socialist daily.
The food agitations in Rome had
a tragic side on July 1, when four
persons were killed in a collision
with the police.
The government proposes that the.
people should eat less and work
more. hut the socialists think that
the bourgeoise, which has brought
the nation to this point, should aban
don power and undergo severe pun
ishment. During the food agitations
over 50 persons were killed through
out the country. This is the reward
to a people that, after having given
'everything, now only asks to live.
S Longuelt Features Debs.
Paris.-Under the heading, "The
American Lassalle Is Still in Prison,"
3 Jean Longuet, in Le Populaire for
July 14, writes of the continued in
carceration of Eugene V. Debs.
Upon the occasion of Debs' remov
al from Moundsville to Atlanta, the
y European press carried a story that
represented Debs as openly advocat
ing resistance to the draft. As a
i matter of fact, Longuet points out.
r Debs simply stated the accepted prin
ciples of international socialism.
Says Longuet: "These principles,
1 i however, the capitalist class pretends
e to consider criminal." On its side.
"the proletariat proclaims as crim
Si inal the entire ideology and the whole
n civilization of capitalism."
e1 A Telling Headline.
d Paris--The Journal du Peuple for
w July 3 carries the following motto
b on its front page: "Those who were
- .most eager to cry 'Death to the
Boches' will not be the last to re
h establish commercial relations with
g the Germans."
W Wounded Soldiers Are Clubbed.
S I'aris.-July 14 was a day of re
- joicing in Paris. The city celebrated
a independence and at the same time
a acclaimed victory. The Federation
r of War Veterans decided to have a
parade of the "mutiles" (wounded)
e go to the cemetery and place a
c- wreath'in mem~ory4'f their dead com
Le Poipulaire, 'escr;iing what fol
lows, heads its story, "\VWhile the
Troops March, the Police attack the
Mutiles." Nevertheless the men canme
together, formed t heir lines, and be
gan to lmarch. Ilmlmediattly they
were attacked by thli police armed
with sabres and revolvers. The po
lice spared neither' iCIe woundecd nor
the bystanders. Miany womentt were
hurt by them.
Adjutant Pilloni, who has nine
palmns, eight, citatlions, and who has
been prolposed for the legion of
ltonor, slelpped fIroiti a taxi Itnear the I
assembly point. lie was set upon bly
tile Ipolice, strlclk down, and savage
One officer, who had t ern st.ruck
by a policeman, pointied to his croix
de gierre. exclaiming, astrike thereo!
1 earned that!"
Many of the mnutiles were seriously
wounded. They came e, disheveled,
ltoody, to Ilhe socialis( larty offices
antd told their story. Their ianners
were delallroyctd. The flowe:is, intend-t
ed for their deltd clmimtrades, were
Irantplfed to pieces.
Tile Poplluire of lJuly 17 carries al
clarltoon, representinLg a tpolice officer
st,'riking down a onte-;iarmed pIoilt with
t.he remark, "lWhy are you whiniiig? 1
YouII re no general!"
"legal" N itrangling inl India.
By DR. N. S. tARl)1KER.. I
New York.--Following the recent.
distuirlbances in India as a resutilt of t
the passage of the Rowlalt act of co
ercion, the governmlent proceeded to,
enforce law and order by mercilessly i
arresting and punishing all offenders.
Many innocent men were arrested,
their houses searched, and their 'I
property forfeited. a
The actual number of sentences I
and punishments has been published
recently in Kesari, a vernacular pa-,
per of Poona, India. The June 24 i
issue gives the number of trials, from 1:
the beginning of May to June 20 as r
590. Out of this number 172 were 1
acquitted, and 424 punished. Of the c
number punished 17 per cent (73)
were sentenced to death;: 4.5 per
cent (147) were transported for 1
terms ranging from 10 years to life t
transportation; 48.5 per cent. (204) .
were sentenced to rigorous impris-a
onment, ranging from six months to I
14 years. Besides, a nuinber of prom- )'
inent citizens were flogged in pulblic, f
receiving from 15 to 30 stripes. i
The editors of many papers were'
forced to pay security, their first de- 1
posits with the government having
been forfeited. About 28 papers :
were either suppressed or made to
pay additional security, the govern
menti reserving the right to suppress
these and to declare their security
forfeited at its pleasure. Sulas rang- 1
ing fronlm Rs. 2,1000 to Rs. 10,0001 I
(about $4,t000) were paid as secur
'The editor of the Bombay Chron
icle, B. G. Horniman, an Englishnman,
was deported to England, and his pa
per forced to pay additional security
of Its. 5,1000 upon renewal of pubt-l
lication. The government decision to
censor the news of the paper forced
the directors to adopt a policy of
withholding all editorial criticism.
and publishing only the news of the
day. For publishing "harmtless
stuff" another paper was tiade to
pay IRs. 2,000 ($800). So rigorous
was the enforcement of the press act
in the Punjab that most of the na
tive papers throughout thlie province
Workerlts Want. Scientific Tariff.
By W. FRANCIS AHERN.
The Australian Labor conference,
sitting at Sydney last litune, discussed
the matter of a scientific tariff to
protect Australian workers. At the
present time, existing tariffs which
are imposed to encourage local man
ufacture, are used by local manufac
turers to increase the prices of the
local article to that of a figure just
below the imported article. The re
sult of this is that the workers are
continually exploited in the cost of
The conference passed as an in
struction that when the labor party
secures legislative power it will in
troduce a tariff whereby the profits
secured from such tariff will be di
vided among workers and employ
ers instead of employers retaining
the whole profits as heretofore.
Motions were also passed that the
government control all exports and
see to it that no exports take place
until local requirements are fully
met, also that the government con
trol all storage so that hoarding of
foodstuffs cannot take place.
Banking and Insura:nce to be Nation.
The labor party of Australia has
instructed its parliamentary mem
bers, when they secure power in the
federal parliament, to proceed with a
bill to nationalize all banking and in
surance. They have also instructed
them to bring in a bill making it
compulsory for all stock and other
companies to publish balance sheets
of their business affairs, disclosing
profits, etc., so that the public may
know what wealth is being made in
the community. Jailing Is to be the
penalty for not doing so.
Make Wealth Pay.
Australian labor is under no mis
apprehension as to who should pay
for the war. It argues that as the
capitalists wanted the war, and as
they (lid so well out of the war by
profiteering, etc., they should have
Ihe privilege of paying for it. Con
sequently, the Australian labor party
has been instructed that as soon as
1 it gets into power, wealth and land
is to be levied upon in order to make
a speedy repayment of the war loans
($1,750,000,000); also that a levy
:hall be made on wealth to pay for
the repatriation or the Australian
soldiers--estimated to costat least
- $200,0 00000.' "" .
A SHORT HISTORY OF THE TRAINMEN,
SWITCHMIEN AND FIREMEN'S
- STRIKE AT WINNIPEG
are unaware of liti I Iar villudiiliills C
prevailing in \Vin nilim iltiing the
recent great strike here lul if' the ii
c(ondlil(ions of Ililll y (1 tlhUse who
participlatedll ill I ;illce ii \vlt.s (ltlleld
'off, 'the colnlit lee ir sentllg ti11 t
mnle (oi lhe railway rillilag tr ndes
who have bIele d!ii.;cilmilntdii Stitinst
and are helld o0t i o wori, dtietres to ,
( 'urn Marl let lIe .liedjshlel.
The Atust raliaii t:itoi lii rit , wheli
it secures cor(' oll'o; tir lilts government'1 aii
of Australia, will aiolish Irial byI
(o t.ll l 'ii 1 1 ia],lthe Walrill Itrioii II l i ilis
(eSliiolnago) t l nit.i.hinen,
flogging, diltllitiiols all clmtipeli
slte tiose wlilh Iavo' l all'illra y Ie
deport.td ]is \will I as giving tlhlill lh
lirivileget of rellllllillh. i Io Australia .
Ii. will also comliipelSalte all p~eir,.ins
filIleid or inillrisiond by lI lie tisenti
giivernmlne t f'ol pliti ca h:l off''telni;.
airisillg oil . f it tile Wiar.
P,y tEV\IE]YN Sli-AIP,
London 1)amly LHerahld.
L,ondon.---Al solrs of pl'earal iolls ii
iare ill lhanld for 11i offlicial celelira-'
tiion of peace. lSomlie very ] glly iles
tlel statutes mlay tie seen dieol'l!titll
tlie sidtewalks of Oxfordit slree, ilags
are wavilig everywt eilei, lid teilleiitIi
11ul11s aplear, like soimiie lovel lii f Im t
ivy, oill theI lais of (lit bie g 'eis-
End estatblisllments. Thecre is to Ieu
MV~orris .dancing and singing in tile,
plrklts, and in soile districts Shilak-i
spearean pIerfornllcuies, alo ellnrmlus i
pi)'OCession, atlt to0s of fireworki.
The honme office is taking ntlanys
precautions andt alpears to expect Ia
big crowd. All wheeled Iraffic is to
be pr1ohibited ill the mainl thorougth
ifares, and many places of ailllusellentli
will be closed for fear of tdanlgerousI
No I11eal Peace.
Mieanwhile there are recorded plro
tests from all ovelr he coulntry tlhal
the peace celelrations are a nlere
lilockery, since tlhree is 11o real peace
while our nie10 aeli still fighting in
Russia. A large l nuiliber of nlaviil
aind muilitary orgallizahion; hal.ve re
fIused to take illy plirlt ill the officit l
jrejoicing us a i1rote0st agllinst til
iwUr with Russia, ithei demoiuoliIzat ion
Iu lidllc, the tIrlea mietl ofl re11llrliei(
solielrs, anld ithe illldtleqiiICy of ihle
scale of plensions.
'Actioni of tile El.ectica'l'l Tlraldh I niotn.
Billt mlost disalstriiis of all to 1liI
governllent beali feast is thte icilioni
of thle Ilectrictal Tlrades union (not 1
I11 h firsl, thile the goverlilnl nt·,l. illis
fIoulnd thimln nmoi'e than its Iliac.hi,).
Ii'i a long tilne inow this nilliOLi ,has
lieon lt. loggerheads witih tlhe Nalinii
al edoitderatled Electl'ictal associatlii.i
Now, a delegate ollnferncllce of Iihe
liondoll district hais passid thlie fol
lowinig resolutionl, which has ti(iill t e
dutrsed bIy their ntic tiol l exiicillivi
committli]ee: "That all peace illuim
ilalnion work shall ilnliedialely clease,
ind instructs the district colunlittee
to ask tie governmlent at (lilli=. i(
fo'ice the Nationlt1 Federaled eh Ie
tric assot(Ilion to nmlake a ftresh offer1
iby tiie night of Friday, Ithe 11t Ih, wilh
the relmovil of their lrevious teilli
No answer having been received,
the Imenl have tieen called off Ihatl.
pa;rtiicular liranch Of work.
Apparently ii isn't so easy lo mIake
ieuolille re ijoice to order, and it the(
iiiii('le t lll ttC(s) pIeoplC have nlore se,'i
oiulls tihigs I ihn celebratlo ns to tlini I
i'u t. 'The Hinikey Reporli,
I There is, for inlstallce, tlhe Cial
crisis. Thei seconld reading of ith
Sgovernlnenl's coal mines bill thas
I brought withl ii the startling pirolposalh
-that if Ihey are to abide by the 8aLiI
- key awrl i'it i wll te nlecessary Iti in
e crease tie price o(f co(ll to the c(:(ill
t sumler Iy 3/- a toll. Thile golvern
- mlent has lull forward as its r.uasoli
e for this tlhat thiey have now to ftIce
f decCreased iliilurs ai)d increasedil wages.
and1 tlhat for thet last few years, ouw
-ing to alsenlteeisnli, strikes andlll gil
y eral sinhiellness, thle olltpllut lhas I'eii
- steadily tdecreasing.
• The laIbor tenibers pointed out
i- that |lie miinl.ls' organizationls shioldh
tlhave bticl t-kitil into clnsultalil lull i 1
g this ltl.tert. Th'ley llrodncedl feels
anid figries toi shIow why s1lc tiall illn
e crease was ,illilrely lilnnecessiary.
d Ulnder Presslure, iMr. Bonar Law of
e fered that, if the miners would co
y olerate in every way and stop all
I- strikes for Ithree months he would
If suspend the increase in price for that
period. Mr. Irace said he couild not
anllswer witilhout consllltation, butil
thiat hIe woull lay the proiosal be-i
fore the iliners' conlferlence at Kes
wick, where it is now being dis
e If the mniners conclude any such
bargain (and to give up the rightl
Sto strike even for a limited Ileriod is
a very dangerous precedent) they
lmust receive flolm the governmlnent an
assurance that they really intend to
put the SaniIkey report, and especially
the llationalization clause, into ef
fect, and,secondliy, that they will co
olpelrate il earliest in thile attellmpt to
e incrIease oitput, by attending to tlhe
mIuddle whicht elxists, not only illn the
linles, Illt ill (te whole traIsntorlt
. . . . ..
ly OIAV KRINOEN.
I 4idlizantio of Indlustiry Adv'anlces.
Christiasna. -- The question of ithe
;ocializ:ation of industries is being
taken up with great force by the Nor
wegian lalor party. One branch,
"Nor.l Hlydro," at Rjulkan, the great
est electrical power center in the
country, having a number of fac
tories is ready to put into active op
eration its plans for the socialization
of the electric power industries.
Some form for the socialization of
the fisheries is also to be fdund.
polini oal a f I o ip) salin fjcil
concerning '1l1 1.111(',3 \1 ilall'l. \\.jl r 11u1l
; lii Ig :llaig Il l. 1 m( i,!;! : IIo a,1, you1
ll siii-i:- lice.I
' A il'a II g hea ' Ikl l f :li 1i11 1ii 1 ilt
evt'; iII 1111· 1:1(' 111(, 1 of every puI'.I11I )1(
ti lit' ait i lsii ,l: i hit; ) 1) N. i lli
I I I I i o I i st i ilt d l wi t ll'ti he t; 'ui
Traidei s V ad Lith , to f.,it i sill] h
/ (1'91) r1.111()11 ed by 111 eir 1.1111 11 .r \C t he
1 C11nd 1111,111it l principle of111 11 W;Ii Hilill
It llt iiie r igh t I l l't ^li 1i t tI lle lit('IV
111 I' otllo\\ ( '' hI 1 \NI1i llttV t iiti I nilt
Morli nt I i geilled wa~es r lilirt :at';
saitriklelcoltit nuled an dti iIi w hrt, liiI Ill
Illi 'ii' 1111 i1W dj uiuit W1e l all 1i ltt il
W11M DEMAND THE
S UNION LABEL
and be assured it was not
made in a sweat shop,
UNION MADE GOODS AND WHERE SOLD
SHOP IN BUTTE
Cannon's Shirt Shop
IlALi O III I ING'
CHICAGO SHOE STORE
7 S. MAIN ST.
Union Made Shoes
WORK AND DRESS
BRANCH 43 E. PARK ST.
0. K. STORE
24 E. PARK ST.
Slothing, Shoes, Hats,
SOveralls, Jumpers, Gloves
We\V recngize the fact
that, thle way o the
\\tlworker is tle right, way.
Union Made Shoes for the
Golden Rule Shoe Store
39 E. PARK ST.
Always the best possible
Sshoes -t. the lowest pos
For sale by all dealers
SHOME BAKING CO.
01 ii f ilfo gi fiatt t ial pres.ure to
discontinue the ;practice therey..l.ly
ibrli ini Iltlhe worker jluit that much
tli tullgc l i tIII I.;t ' illt l ii lt . ii tII i'il
~rer i st ivi tioie.
Ti tt oily, pIl ovincilal, and fhed ral
,\'l'rnl lents, I1(ll in th control of thlle
i-tteresls, joined the tmoney liiarons
.ihat .l the strikers. 't'hi sto rike hi ad
b0 l so or1rl' ly h11(1 ti' e cihanell of
: Ikikng, it lco..ll'pse(, in confusion)l
i,) (0oll hopelelss. \Vitlh a view to
i'lnde.l in. it easier 1o 1H'ln( aInbut
liHlorder tl he city police force was
't ekeld oil, becailue. the iil Tmbersi
n:i it ref'gsed on a. few hours' notien
ill 1an lge the 'or ii of their union or-i
g'i izatlion. which i'orm l ad heen in
(xistence aid recognized a:; all right
':l'rike in progress of that timel when
t(," cilty Iegotiated a dl sig 'ed an
:t 'reein lnt with Ith po(lictmlllen1' tlun
i 1, and! which al nl' neP .le . they now
lihhhledl . T he pro vincial o Ve lr lllilent
W .. i(Sked olvt ;11(1 oyve agai, l 10
Ilediale, hul declared it would dlo
lnthisng until the strike was declhred
off. 'hi'b is; mean! I nir' g 111 cure lo l-1 r
h 1ing assured of 1h1( pal in1 's delise.
The Pl'Hd+,l i0VOnlllellli, ill Ihle p1er
s lon of tlt, mllinister of labor, al, one
t.im - i o of the vice pre'Psid llls (If
ti ]la rge ailr( d hvu ll o h lerlood. simply
joined h luid: wilh lhe despoilers of
labor ill precisely tIl close fashion
that, it has thone wilh the profiteers
thr(ughbou thie war. Thi, 'gentlemian
1.oug( hl hairder than ally single indi
vidual aguinsl the strikers and his
supposed leanlln 1,tlowards labor made
him all the more a. powerful asset, to
(loaded by sueh faes a; tho.se and
realizing loo that they were being
(sold directly to Irl<ak t he stt rike--
through the fuiel, for instance, that
goods which cu.l-tonowlrly were teamed
trlOs the city were ' ovw being
switched acos o-l the railway, and
that freight house work of Winnipeg
w01s being done at outside towns, sid
ings and platforms through agency
o1f the switching service; goaded by
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t hos- facts, the firemen, trainmen
ild yar iidulnll on the several railways
in \Viniiipeg d.eclared a strike and
tied up) Ithe terminal.
The restllt of I is action was to
bring down the wrath of the several
grand lodges on the heads of the
strikers. The vice presidents of the
several brothlerhloods stated at once
tha.t the principle of collective bar
gaining had heen adequately recog
nized and conceded. This was in ref
erence to a supposed new offer of
Ihe mnetal trades employers. It was
well known by the mediation com
imittee at the time that, for anti
strike propaganda purposes, they is
suted this statenmet, that this offer
had never been made to the strikers,
anlld, as a matter of fact, was not at
all made to thent until several days
lter., and even then not through the
ag1etcy of theset- officers.
When the strike collapsed, through
hnege r and thle magnitude of the
forces iarrayed against the workers,
in;tiry mnIlt!llbers of the so-styled "run
ninllg trades were discriminated
against. They were refused their po
sit ions'andt have been prevented from
securing other ones. In all, between
75 atndt !)l) 0have been locked out.
Many of them have lost many years
of seniority right (as high as 22.
years oni the C. P. 1R.) and at the
present time are in need of finan
They stepped into this fight be
cause they reaiized as did, and does,
everyone else that a defeat of the
workers here at this time would have
its effect ultimately upon all organ
ized labor and that effect would be
det rimental. If they are broken now
it is because they tried to save others
from the rack. They are all sup
portlers of families. They have all
fought your fight. Can you do any
thing to help Lthem? In the name of
labor and the rights of mankind we
appeal to you to help these brothers
who lost everything in the battle.
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