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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 13, 1912, Lethbridge, Alberta Tuesday, August IS, THE DAILY HERALD- Single Fare on AURailroads Good Races and Platform Attractions SOUTHERN ALBERTA'S BIG EXHIBITION LETHBRIDGE August 19 to 24, 1912 In Premiums and Purses For Information Write j. W. McNICOL Manager, LETHBRIDGE Entries Close August 14 BIG DAY FOR THE OLD FOLKS MAGRATH ENTERTAINED THEM IN SPLENDID T-R1CT COURT CASE Aug. Thursday the old people of-Magrath, the widows missionaries 'wives and some other Invited in all about one hun- dred, were given one of 'the most pleasant outings ever afforded them "by1 the old folks' committee the iMormon. church. At 10 o'clock they all assembled at the town hall, where autos and otheT vehicles were awaiting to convey them to the splendid grove of 'Mr. p. Carter, located one mile west of the town. The drive .to 'Mr. Carter's was thoroughly enjoyed, as the road was good and the beautiful fields of grain through which they passed made a pleasing picture. The weather, too, was ideal, adding to the enjoy- anent of the excursion. On arriving at the grove, which Jiad been put in excellent shape for the entertainment of the guests, the fes- tivities began. A fine program was rendered, consisting o-Z speeches and- musical selections, and some real old- fashioned dances were indulged in on the green, much to the amusement of Ihe old veterans. The oldest gentleman and the old- lady present were each given a suitable present, the honors going to Wm. Wood, father of the Wood Bro- thers of CardBlon, "Magrath and Taber is 76 years of nge, and Mrs. Mar- garet Watson, of Provo. Utah, who is 81 years of age. They gave appro- priate replies, Mr. .Wood speaking TVfth the vigor of a man of much less years. He and looks as though he would live for a good many years to come. A recita- tion was contributed by Mr, McBridfi of Welling, and it pleased the party immensely. Mrs.' Wilcox, aged 72, give a splendid reading, displaying unusual elocutionary powers. After the -program had been con- cluded all sat down to the festive board, and -did full justice to the ex- cellent banquet that had been prepai ed for them by tho -committee." Thi was served on the lawn, and was one of the finest features of the outing. On returning to the town about five o'clock in the afternoon the party were taken, to ihe Electric theatre tho management, Messrs. Cole man and Godfrey; treated them free of charge to an exceptionally attract ive picture show. This "was very kirn of the theatre people, and their ad was greath' appreciated, after the show the'guests were taken directly to their homes, worn out hut strangely, happy. The old folks were not forgotten and their expressions of appreciation and thank- fulness was touching to hear. Those who have this commendable movement in charge and 'who success- fully brought this latesr. event to a termination are: A. Mercer, chair- man; A. B. Orichh'eld, W, T. Pussey, H. Rasmiisson and Mesdames Taylor, Harrison, HllHer, Woolley and Kim- ball. To -these are due iiiudi credit and respect, as they are engaged in noble and praiseworthy work. A large nuniber of local people at- tended the conference of the. Taylor stake" held in. Raymond last Satur- day and Sunday, and they all report a moat successful conference. At the itmday school session on Sunday THE CANADIAN BANK OF COMMERCE SIR F.DHUNU WALKER, C.V.O., AI.EXANDER I.AIRD Gvneral Manager LI..D., D.C.L, President JOHN AIRD General Man CAPITAL, REST, TRAVELLERS' CHEQUES Issued by The Canadian Bank gf Commerce Enable the traveller to provide himself with funds without delay at each point of his journey in a convenient yet inexpensive manner. They fire issued payable in every country in the world in denominations of with the 'n Me moneys of the principal countries stated on the face of each cheque. They are economical, absolutely safe self- identifying andtea'sily negotiated. n Lethbridge Branch C G. Mgr, morning, J. O. Bridge's chorus of 30 young voices produced a selection that made a distinct impression. The work of the children was excellent, and was the object of much flattering comment from those who were in at- tendance. At the same occasion Mr. Lynn Gibh, the well known "biiritonej rendered a most creditable piece... John Barton, who is proprietor of a lumber yard at Burdett, wag a 'Visit- or to CVfagrath last Saturday. Mr. Burr ton reports crop conditions In the Buiv detc district as being excellent, and is most in sneaking of'the future of that fertile section of Southern Alberta. He says thai building operations are unusualIv brisk. At the silting of the district court next month, the case of the town of Magrath vs W. A. 'Miller, re the runn- ing "of a pool hall without a license will be heard. Both s ing hard on the case, and an inter- esting fight is anticipated by those interested. -Mr. Miller is at present in Walla Walla, Wash., attending the funeral of his father, and on his re- turn It is expected that things Tyill begin to move. Palmer Lewis will conduct the prosecution, and it. is said that William Laurler has been retain- ed as counsel for the defence. Tlie whole question hinges on whether or not the license for pool halls Is pro- hibitive. It is not known who will sit on the it will likely he Judge Winter. G. W. Heatherahaw is expected Smith Tells Why he Doesn't go to Church home this week from Athabasca "Land- ing, where he has been for the past week, looking up investments In that country; The report that Mr: Heather shaw brings .back with him will prob- ably decide whether or'not consider- able Magrath capital will be invested there. Mr. and Mrs. James Anderson left recently for Idaho where they will make their future home. Airs. And- erson proceeded direct to Salt Lake City, where she will remain until Mr. Anderson has selected a home. He will probably buy in Bnrley, Idaho, as a number of former Magrath peo- ple are located there, and are highly with the countr He Invites Other Smiths to Open Their Minds on the Topic LET THEM ALL COME Herald Columns Open to a Free and Frank Discussion Editor Lethbridge Herald: 1 Dear" I broke my ui ual habit aud.went to church, it was perhaps fortunate that 1 did so, for 1 heard myself'preached to and about. I happen to be one of the great family of of whom Jiev. T. P. Perry preached, and, it. was certainly re- freshing to hear a real practical talk on a'subject-that even the non-church- going Smith could take in and l ber. And just here is one of the "rea- sons" ivhy Smith does not go to church. Too often he goes and hears a-subject-discussed of which he has little or no previous knowledge, his education, thought and reading not liavlng'been along the Hues discussed by. most preachers most of'the time, i am hot saying 'that Smith should not study and think along these lines, fact remains'the same, that he does not, and the church must 'take Smith as he not as he ought to be. Smith is concerned with the affairs of the shop, store, office and street, the. affairs discussed in the newspa- pers, and magazines, and the affairs ot: the home and family. The prob- lems of .even' day life are his, and in these, matters h-e' is willing, even anxious to get light and leading. He knows in a way about church doc- trines, tut he does not think it mat- ters much what a man believes pro- vided he lives right. Smith wants practical preaching, and will go -to if It is brought io his atten- tion.' That makes another point. Smith will go to hear a man preach if he feels sure? that1 he will gel something he can understand and ap- preciate. The only way he can find out what preachers will likely give him what he wants is through the newspapers. iThe press of this, city and others seldom ujakes mention of a sarmon it thing more or less sensational, preached by some'outside preacher. Preachers, as a rule, are somewhat, backward in try- ing "to" get. their sermons into print. But why should they be? By getting, into print, -they get a synopsis of their sermon before" instead of the hundreds who hear, them in-church and Smith's attention is called through the press the, fact 'that j there are such things as churches and j preachers. Smith does not go to j church because the press does not call his attention to the preacher and the church! But 'there is another reason why Smith does not go to church, and because Smith is lazy. I do not agree with -Mr. 'Perry in. saying the mail. The average Smith too get up and dress to attend to anything 'that docs not, as ho .thinks vitally Interest him. AB one of the Smiths; I vouch for the truthfulness of this assertion. These'are reasons why Smith1 does not so to church the first time, but the great reason why he does not go the second, if he goes the first, U> that spoken of by the preacher Sunday and that is because the church is too frigid. Smith does not feol dead and ready foV cold tstorage. But he sees little or no evidence of life in the church..- He sees 'those who are ac- customed to go to church greet each other warmly, as the cogs of a ma- chine are wont to fit into one another, but he is outside, apparently without a place In the church machine. If he butts in and -tells some person that he' belongs to the church which he is attending on this parituiilav occasion, that person out, nnd lead to the preacher for an introduc- tion, but the chances are against his being recognised, by anyone hut the preacher, when he comes again next Sunday. He is not made to feel at home, not a member of the family, nor even a guest. Smith has friends with; whom he can spend a pleasant and profitable Sunday evening, and he de- cides 'that he prefers them to the frfgerattng ctiiirch. Can anyone blame iiini. The ordinary Smith is not 'buil( along heroic lines. Nor does it do. much good for Smith to be greeted in a formal or perfunc- .ory manner. He: wants to feel that those greeting him are Interested in him, and are really glad to see him with .them; It is -the heart back of the iand that counts with Smith; the cheery voice of welcome that shows a genuine -interest. Smith will not stand for ahams, ajid he can see through' them. Smith knows in church as real interest overcomes formality and show, and le does not go to church because there is no real heart Interest dis- played. Now, Mr; Editor, I am afraid you will think I'am'preaching a sermon, hilt I am going to offer one more sue- ;estlou before closing. Would you consider'opening, your columns to a discussion on the subject Smith's going to church? 1 know there are many good, honest, earnest church 'oik on. whose hearts this 'problem of the non-church-going Smith ia a heavy burden.. They would do all they could ;o solve it if they knew how. It'Is up ,o Smith to say why he does not go to church. Mtv Perry gave several reasons., I have. given some more, but others probably have other rea- sons or excuses. As a Smith, I know could go 4o church every Sunday, b'utj don't, for .the reasons given. The The Canadian Western Natural Gas, Light, Heat Power Co., Ltd. Bog (o announce' (hat iJicy opened per- manent officer and show rooms iu The Hull Block Third Avenue (Ground Floor) Citizens desirous of the gas may make application there lor same. A full line of nniuraI gas appliances and' fittings on exhibition. BROCKVILLE LOSES G.T.P. TERMINAL Brockvillc, 12 rc- Kidcnts are now. becoming .satisfied that: tlio G. T. R. toniuual situated here since tlie construction of the road in 1855, is.shprtlv: to be'.remov- ed to prcsco'ti. The details of the igrecment signert by President "Cliam- berlni, Major Elliott and Tonn Rook of Prcbcotl are that the G, T. R is to expend in jears 000 in terminal erection of of 25 stalls, with provi- sional addition for '.t'eii. extra stalls and erection of machine .repair shop 250 feet long Prescott files the G. T R assessment for 20 years at 000 per annum, ihe town to supplv watei at current rates, also light and electricity at usual and the touu to build a subway The com- panj at present ib pajing out Brockville to its 500 einplojeui, about per jear The move is a staggering blon lo Broclmlle, but it knoun that negotiations had church knows my reasons and can do been afoot. The agreement, it that Smith will get out to the park to see a ball game at 9.30 a.m., but can- not g-et to church at.H; '.Smith is too lazy, on the average, to go even to a, ball gam e or. the 'golf, links at When the post office used to be open Sunday mornings, lie could get down for his mail. Why? J3ecause there-was business in something to overcome m'y objections as they can for those of other Smiths who give them a chance as I have done.- it is up to the church, but it is ,lsb up to Smith.' Come along, yoi Smiths, lei -the church and the preach er hear from you through the Her aid. Thanking you for allowing such a tresspass on your space, I am. Yours yery truly, SMITH. (All ihc Smiths of tho don't.go to church and the do go to church kind can express their views in the Her- ald columns. The welcomes the suggestion. It is a live subject, vital (o the church. Come along now and say what you. think in a .r sonable, respectable way. Editor Her- SERVANT RAN OFF WITH BABY Montreal, Quo. Aug. ping a two-year old boy, Nellie Hughes servant girl disappeared last night from the home of John Billings, 500 Prudholmee Ave. At the time of the kidnapping the hoy's mother was al- most at. death's door and way this morning removed to the General Hos- pital to be operated on. The servant left all her effects behind. It is thought that she became attached to the child that she decided to run away with him. ARRANGE SCHOOL FORCOALGATE Aug. -A meeting of WINSTON CHURCHILL USES STRONG LANGUAGE London, Aug. Spencer Churchill, in a long letter Issued to- nlglv; for publication in tomorrow Tiorning's newspapers, makes a pas- sionate attack upon Bonar Law, -de- nouncing in the strongest language, tho Opposition leader's incitement to Jlster to resist Homo Rule. Mr. Churchill compares Bonar w's doctrines to those of Ben Til- ett on Tower Hill, when the ttrike eader prayed with thousands of dock strikers that "God strike Lord boven- )ort dead." MAY RUN FOR MAYOR Caigary, Aug. ftoss, well known Iu labor circles, past-president of the Bricklayer's and Mason's union and one of the brightest and strongest men identified with the'labor unions of Calgary today, is a possible can- didate for the mayoralty chair of Cal- gary for 1913. Relieve Neuralgia MATHICU'fi NERVINE POWDERS Jf your dealer cannot supply you, tlie J. L. Mathieu Co., Sherbrookc, P. Q., box portpitd va nctipt the council was held on the evening of the 9th, 'when the matter of school for this year was tajven up. It was decided to accept the Coal Co.'s generous offer of a building fc-r school, until siich time as this was made a separate school district. The Council decided to pay salaries, etc., in connection with this school froni the village funds. The meeting was attended by nearly ull the taxpayers, showing the public interest taken in this question. A son was; born to Mr. and -Mrs. Joseph Vacca, well known residents of this town. All the -farmers in outlying country are wearing a smile. Guess the crops look good. v Mr. A. S. McGouglian has been pro- moted front1' the Lethbridgo to the colliery office of Ihe Coal Co. Mr, "A. E. Muirhead was a Leth- bridge Saturday. The tax collefitor is very busy these days gathering in poll and dog tax- es. Let., everyone pay promptly so that th-e sqhool will be a great suc- cess. PIONEER GRAIN DEALER DEAD Winnipeg, Aug. J. Bawlf, grain merchant, brother of Nicholas wlf, Is dead, here. He wag a pion- eer grain'dealer. Cecil Holllrigshend. drowned at Winnipeg. aged 'was now learned, signed March 12 CADETS TO .VISIT WEST Montreal, Vug ia rangements were completed here at the close of tlie Toronto Exhibition the sixty-two British cadets, who will have taken part in the big cadet-dis- play will be given IL trip across the continent. The thirteen. Australian hoys and the twenty, from .New-Zea- land will with the-British boys, the parties separating at the coast. Stops will be made at Winnipeg, Re- gina, Calgary, Brandon. Banff, .Ola cier and other points, and the cadets will give exhibitions MAY DECLINE BIG JOB London, Ont., Aug. Is said that Thos. G, "Meredith, K.C., may de- cline the offer of a year as Toronto's corporation counsel, Frederick McKinnon, I.CI.R. bag- gage master at Norton, N. B., was kill- ed. A train ran over him. Tho Exchequer'court will "meet'in Winnipeg, commencing October 15. BOOTLEGGERS FINED HEAVILY PROVINCIAL LICENSE DEPART-' MENT KEEPS UP'CAMPAIGN AGAINST ILLICIT. SELLING Edmonton, Aug fine of the heaviest penall) that has Wen exacted since the provincial license department entered upon" a1 campaign for the suppression ot boot- Icggcis .md othei dealers m contra- band liquor along the main line ofv the G T P' west of Edmonton, was imposed m the police court at, Stlton this, on A Stevenson, an old'' offender Stevenson has been'haled forc the magistrate on two previous occasions for bootlegging and is jc- puled to be one of the most experi- enced, hands at the game along the whole of the line Another man named Murphv was tried tdr a similar offense, was fined flic prosecutions along the right pf waj of the U T I survey have hciMi a fruitful source of revenue to tjia liquor licence department for many months past Since Jhc opening of i he no less, ,i sum that J7.000 hat. been collected in lines The towns along the G T P west, uiiD constant said riiiei License Commissioner G.- Forster, tins morning Since the Do- minion government uaivcd its juris-' diction oua Ihp temton in which laihoad construction is, being carried the department has been enabled to handle the prosecution eRrctiveh Lntii earlv m the present year the largest fine which a magistrate could mpose in the districts aftected, was, sum quite inadequate at t de- kircni of one of the most profitable of illegal business Under the provin- cial law a maximum fine of may ic levied, The recent prosecutions were eon- luctert In Chief Detective Nicholson >r the license left the citr thn morning to prose- 'iite m eight hquoc cases w> be hwift-1 it Ilinton and two to be beard at Auction Sale of Household Furniture Arc. >S. Wednesday, Aug. 14th, at 2 o'clock Sharp 4 bedsteads, springs and- tresses 1 extension .dining-table 1 sanitary hod 2 dressers nearly new.1 2 centre tables-t 2 cook stoves and pipes 1. kitchen table 1 heating stove 1 cushioned easy chair dining room chain; 2 rock'ing chairs 1 Inrgo floor oilcloth J refrigerator 7 sets of blinds 4 sets of curtains A number of other articles too numerous to mention. Terms Cash SMITH ;