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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - August 28, 1912, Lethbridge, Alberta Wednesday, August 28,1912 THE LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD Faced leul Amis (Over) $58,099,110 OF CANADA A Growing Balance iu a Savings Bank Account is one of the - strongest incentives to . further saving. It is a source of genuine satisfaction, and gives a comfortable feeling of security from financial troubles. If you haven't a Savings Bank Account already, now is the time to start one. Come in and do it -ETHBRIDGE BRANCH.....G. R. TINNING, Manager GRAS8Y LAKE BRANCH   -  A. B. KING, Act'g. manager U Threedaeedle, SL. EX. Q. M. C HART SMITH,   Maaagcr. Aaslalaal Maaagsr. 1 � The Financial Post of Canada ANNOUNCES That. It lias opened a Western Ofttce at Regina, SaskatcMevan. TTffsis the paper that gives every week reliable and, ofr^nH-neB, exclusive Information concerning financial/commercial and Indus- . trial conditions in Canada. This is the paper that i-s quoted as an authority on Canadian investments by leading publications in Canada, Great Britain and the United States. THE FINANCIAL POST conducts an Investors Information Bureau through which subscribers can have, free ot charge, reliable information concerning any Canadian investment. Write for sample copy and further information concerning The Financial Post of Canada "The Canadian Newspaper for Investors" F. G. HA8SARD, Western Manager 301 Dominion Trust Building , - - - . - - REGINA, SA8K. SMITH'S EXCUSES FOR NOT GOING TO CHURCH THOUSANDS HOMELESS NOW TLOODS IN ENGLAND CAU8ED BY ; TORRENTIAL RAINS-ATTENDED BY SUFFERING , London, Aug. 28.-Rain which has |>e*u falling in the United Kingdom nince the beginning of the month ceas-rd in most parts of the country to-Iday and the outlook is generally fairer. The plight ot Norwich, however, Jias become worse, the rapid rise ot the Wensum having compelled hundreds of inhabitants to forsake their dwellings and to seek refuge in the liigher parts of the city where they (temporarily are being accommodated In the schools. .... Many streets' are' under eight feet of water. Two bridges and several cot-lages have been swept away. The (lectric work's are inundated 'and "the ity is in darkness, both the gas and electric lighting systems having failed. The train and telegraph services lire still suspended and the only com-biunication with the outside world is fcy telephone...... Queen Mother Alexandra and Princess Victoria', on board' a' royal yacht ire stormbound in So'uthwold bay on Jlie Suffolk coast. The yacht, which |c attended by the cruiser Liverpool, does not dare venture across the North Sea.- War Lord Stranded Winston Spencer Churchill, en route to the river Tyne, is similarly weatherbound en board an admiralty yacht at Grimsby. Many travellers are stranded in various parts of Norfolk and Suffolk and holiday makers are unable to reach their homes. A steam herring dredger returning to Lowestoft, was caught in Monday's hurricane and has not been seen since. It is feared the vessel foundered with all hands. . A telephone message received from Norwich late last night said it was estimated that 7,000 people have been driven from their homes by the floods. The water has risen in some parts of the city to thirteen feet. Police boats, provided with ladders, are constantly patrolling the flooded district for rescue work. The authorities are trying their best to provide mattresses and food for the homeless people. London Looks Weird The streets tonight present a weird appearance, the only lights being those of torches and candles. Fire brigades are busy pumping the water Irom the electric and other works. Fears of a famine of drinking water are held, as the machinery in the water works is flooded and useless. Even the precincts of the cathedral are under water. Trowse church has three feet of water in the nave and some of the grave stones have been swept away. .During Monday's hurricane one train iron: Yarmouth to Norwich took seven hours to make the journey of twenty-five miles. Editor of the Herald : _ Sir,-When you 'kindly opened your paper to a discussion on "Why Smith does not'go to church", as a preacher 1 thought that now we were to he truly informed by the man on the street and others, of the reasons that constrained them to ignore the church.. All must agree that the scheme has failed and that the great army of Smiths have failed to make good their case in any real way. 11 they were able to put forth valid reasons we would have had them by this date. The fact is this : Smith does not know why he does not, go to church, or if knowing, refuses to say. During my five years of ministry in the west, I have received many varied excuses for non-attendance, from both rural and town communities, and that of these more than 95 per cent, have been offered as a mere bluff on the preacher, and as an answer to a question which they had never deeply thought about. If Smith were honest, he would reply, "I don't want to go because I don't feel my need of anything you have to offer." If this reply was given to the preachsr, he could face the matter and deal with Smith. But what can the preacher do with a man who says, "I cannot get out to church. You see, I've just got oxen, it's too cold to take the wife and kids", or "I've just got to give the poor beasts a day off." Can the preacher provide a driving team for every family in the parish ? But this is not the real reason. A few days after you will see the same poor hard-worked oxen or horses tied up to a rail fence, outside of a country-school house, with the thermometer registering from 15"to 30" degrees below zero, while the same farmer is dancing a jig within. And what can the preacher do with the town man who complains about his trying bu-siness worries and atmosphere all week, and who needs all Sunday to rest in, and drive his family out into the country in a new top buggy or car ? The preacher cannot fill every man's place, some  day � in  the week while the business man takes his trip. And yet, if the preacher keeps his eye open, he will probably find the same the the man spending many precious business hours around the hotel, or in some back room of soire establishment enjoying a great game of chess or checkers. Why not rest then '.' But the real busy men are nearly always the men who can find at least one hour one day in a week in which to remember their Creator. The rest arc "make-believes." , Then another says, "I can't go to church and enjoy the service while that old hypocrite - atlen.ls. It spoils the whole thing to me." Bui, has the preacher any control over who comes to his place of worship ? RenienTber that hypocrites wcn� often to he found in Christ's congregations. Surely it would scarcely be the proper thing for .the pastor to take the said hypocrite by the neck and kick him out, however much he may deserve it. No, sooner or later, that man will get his medicine from the pulpit. Let him stay and hear message. If he is a  hypocrite, preacher will know about it. Let Smith out with the reason and then the preacher will grapple wjth it. Let him say clearly and distinctly, "I don't feel any need." Be honest, Mr. Smith, wjth the preacher, that he may be in a position to help you. If a patient is untruthful to his physician regarding his condition, | what hope is there for cure ? If a j man goes to church seeking help he will get it. If he read's Clod's word with a thirsty spirit, he will find the water that fails not. A seeking soul will always find some help from near ly every preacher. It is true that some preachers arc not so positive as they might be, and, yea, ought to be, but all the truth is very hard to snuff out. Every man needs the saving power of the pospel, and he can have no hope in the world to come without it. And this same gospel will he preached and can be heard until the end of time. But remember that no man knoweth the duration of his own time or the time of the world. Thanking you, Mr. Editor, for your courtesy and interest in this matter. Yours faithfully, W. M. ARMSTRONG. Baptist Church, Pineher Creek, August 26th. Your Money is Good In a Studebaker-Flanders "20" �5 New Wheat Is on the Move, Next Week There Will be a Lot of it Started Eastward to Fort William. There are several reasons why grain-growers in this district should ship their new Avheat through: JOHN BILLINGS & CO., Grain Commission Merchants, 232 Grain Exchange, < Winnipeg, Manitoba. Here are a few:- They give each consignment their personal attention, liberal advances on Bills of Lading, prompt returns when sold, fair treatment to every customer. If you have already shipped through this LIVE firm, you belong to their growing brigade of "SATISFIED SHIPPERS". If not-ship a 'car and we will guarantee that you will Join that Army of the Wheat-Service. Hyde and Saunders LOCAL AGENTS Warehouse and Office, cor. 2nd Ave. E., and 12th "A" P. O. BOX 112 TELEPHONE 1244 POKING FUN CANAL BILL IS AT WESTERN SLANG DANISH SAVANT SAYS IT WILL SUPPLANT THE LANGUAGE OF SHAKESPEARE ' Los Angeles, Aug, 28.-Declaring that the American, slang of today is retiring the old English tongue into the background and burying it, and that the people of this country, because of their genius for OTiginality and brevity, will become the Romans of tomorrow, Dr. G. Hanorf, professor of languages at the University of Copenhagen, who is on a tour of the United States, is endeavoring to absorb the new slang and translate it into his own language for the future use of his countrymen. "This country has gripped me as no other land in my travelB," said Dr. Hanorf. "I realize, after months of investigation that the Americans are the Romans of the future. They are authors of a new tongue which will take the place of Britain's English, "Americans have relegated the old English language into the background, buried it, and substituted a language of; their own-unique' in its brevity and its slang. "The so-called slang of the present American tongue is far more poetical, picturesque and serviceable than the English of Shakespeare's time. "The new American tongue, like the new American music-rag time-has the classics beaten to a finish and down and out. Your authors of today will give Shakespeare and his fellows the count tomorrow. "A few years from now they will be speaking American over in England, instead of English. The Americans of the future, like the Romans of the past, will branch out, and by conquest absorb many other lands. "Canada and Mexico, in a few hundred years, will be part of the United States. 1 firmly believe that Ireland, of her own accord, will also come under the wing of this country on the breaking up of the British Empire. "England may become a state of this country in time to save herself from rule by Germany. "The great war of the future will be between Germany and the United State's. The victor wilt have to co. bat China." ALL THE TALK GERMAN NEWSPAPER8 RESTRAINED, BUT GLOAT OVER BRITISH DISCOMFITURE Berlin, Aug. 28.-President Taft's signature of the Panama Canal Bill has released a flood of German comment, still, however, more or less restrained, on America's disregard of her treaty obligations. There is no doubt whatever that if the Kaiser's government were not itself sitting on the lid, the people and government of the United States would be treated to some expressions of German opinion which would make British comment poor in comparison. A point on which stress will be laid is the ludicrous light in wnich the affair places America's vaunted enthus-^sm for the arbitration of Internatlon al disputes. The Vossische Zietung strikes a new note in its editorial article, commenting almost glowingly on the disruption of Auglo-Amerlcau friendship. It asks ironically what has become of Joseph Chamberlain's once cherished dream of an "Anglo-Saxon alliance between Great. Britain, Germany and the United States." The Vossische Zietung thinks fahe rift in the Anglo-American lute redounds to the benefit, of the Fatherland, as 'the unity between the English-speaking countries has recently on more than one occasion been exploited against the German Empire. Slightly Sarcastic St. Petersubre, Aug. 28.-Commenting editorially cm the Panama Canal question, the Novoe Vremya concludes Its article as foliowb: "Such is the value of the word passed 'by the great American Republic. Russia is not directly interested, and it does not lie with us to protest, but we have the right, and regard it as an obligation, to point out how Americans deal with International treaties." English Shipowners' Views London, Aug. 28.-English shipowners are of the opinion that the time hits not yet come for any concerted protest against the Panama Canal Bill, and that individual protests are 'seless. They regard the matter as .10 for government protest, and rely You can't put $1000 to better advantage than in a Studebaker-Flanders "20." The car has everything a man needs in an automobile; speed, power, comfort, handsome appearance, and it is built throughout of the best materials money can buy. In fact, no prospective buyer needs to question the quality of Studebaker cars. It is an axiom the world over that a Studebaker product is an honest value through and through. The next months are the finest of the year for mqtor-ing and with record crops practically assured we have taken care to meet. the demand. Prompt delivery on Studebaker cars is assured. You couldn't want more than we offer you in these sterling cars and we are ready to deliver to you now the biggest $1000 worth of automobile you ever saw. See us now. The $1000 Studebaker-FlamJeri "20"-Nickel Trim Equipped with Top, Windshield, Preat-O-Lite Tank and Speedometer, $11251, e. b. WalkerrUle Studebeker-E-M-F "30" Tourlna; Car $1400 Studebaker-Flanders "20" Roadster $980, Delivery Car $1050 The Studebaker Corporation of Canada, Ltd. Walkerville, Out ' ' THE WESTERN AUTO, Agents for Lethbridge on Sir Edward Grey to handle the mat ter to the best of their interests. The general manager of the flarrlman line said yesterday: "We regret the President's step, of course, but we hardly see what we can do. The situation will probably adjust itself, but I think that any protest must be a matter for the government, and not for individual shipowners." A member of the firm of Andrew Weir & Company said: "Speaking purely from the shipowners' point of view, the effect of American discrimination in the matter of coastwise steamers will not be at the moment extensive, but will help American shipowners to oust British steamers from the business of carrying coal from the Atlantic coast to the Pacific and the Philltppines. "America already sends a good deal of coal from the Atlantic seaboard to San Francisco. For the present the bill must lie regarded as the thin end of the wedge, and for this reason tho President's action cannot be looked upon with anything but disfavor." SELLING' RAGS TO MOTHERLAND Ottawa, Aug. 27.-"Canada's rag trade" with Great Britain is develop-that no less than $238,740 worth of woollen rags were shipped from Canada to the United Kingdom last ytar for manufacture into shoddy in che Dewsbury and Bradford districts. Judging by* current prices at which this commodity is purchased in Canadian cities, the amount mentioned would represent an immense quantity of rags. WOULD ADDRESS OVERSEAS CLUB Ottawa, Aug. 27.-Mr. W. B. Bar-tram, president of the Overseas Olub here, has received a letter from the Kight. Hon. Winston Churchill, in which it is staitod that if he visits Canada, ho will be pleased to address the Overseas Club h�re. JOURNALIST WAS GREATLY HONORED St. Petersburg, Aug.; 26.-The funeral of Alexis Sauvorin, editor and proprietor of the Novoe Vremya, tfho died August 2-J, was held yesterday with impressing ceremonies. Immense crowds attended the services and the special train of eleven cars which carried the coffin to the cemetery was loaded with 200 wreaths. BACK TO STANDARD TIME Moose Jaw, Aug. 27.-After three months of successful Eastern time administration here, which drastic measure was brought in owing to the fire at tho power house and the consequent hold-up in electric light, the City Council ordered the special bylaw repealed and standard lime will be reverted to on September 1. CHATHAM GIRL DROWNED Chatham, Out., Aug. 27.-Genevieve Taylor, the ten-year-old daughter of George Taylor, a prominent merchant here, was drowned this afternoon at EHeau, while bathing. LET CONTRACT FOR FIRE HALL Nelson, Aug. 27.-The contract for the building of the new fire ball on the corner of" Ward and Latimer streets was let last' night  at a meeting of the city council to .loha Burns *. Son for the sum of $i7,073. This was the lowest tender of the three submitted, the other two being .J. Dancy, $18,974, and Waters