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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 8, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1917 IH13K1UUJI'. UJ\M^r J-IliHALD PAGE SEVEN ^S()ectal to tho Herald) , Edmonton, Feb. 8.-Very favorable consideration ' Was promised -by tbe government thlB morning of propos-; al8 aubmltted by -n deputation representing thO; Alberta Federation of Labor for i a workmen's compensation act, Th#'suggestion was for the enactment, ot. it measure similar to the one receiUtyi'provided by the British Columbia!legislature with further provisions fil* the protection of casual labor and tor inoreasod indemnity. All the resolutions passed at the convention recently held in Edmonton were" submitted and the premier in-lormed the deputation that they would be considered by the executive coun-cil. . '  Tlie conference lasted nearly two hours, Ihe various proposals being discussed. The representatives of labor also aslced for a factories act with the age limit increased from 14 to IG years, a barber's license law for the province, abolition of election deposits, proportional representation, establishment of public hospitals, provision for agricultural credits and amendments to several acts Including the cotti mines act, so ita to provide for a mlnlm\ini wage, and legisltitlon to effect the bi-monthly payjnent of wages in cash or by.fliertlfled checiue, adult suffrage ihunpll, but they did decide that the pt'bvlnceg had no Jurisdiction to Amend or alter the act of the Province Qt,Canada which authoris-�4. tbo TempterBlltJes Fund to^be ad; mlniltered^ lb a .manlier other, than thht provided foi)i: by this previous �tKtuto/l^ls'Wa'i;. cured by the "45 ^'^IdtArtii, obapter 124, which oondrm-M In all pi'aotipal? respects ^biip|-|^ TiiBibn mMf by' tha'flynod' "of the Fresby!terlaR 'Church in Canada in : connectlbn With the Church of Scot-:land for deailiig with the said funds After'.:the 'union of tbe churches, i^bat ended that dispute. The^btliei- fcase to whldh t have the binding effect ot the Westniik> ster Confession of Faith. With regard to this case it Is to be considered that the Free Church of Scotland, having been formed by tbe disruption from the Established Church of Scotland on thp ground of the abuse ot patronage but still professing to hold the principles ot connection between the Church and the State, had not proved that there was any authority in that church by which that doctrine could be altered or that such change had been made in any authorised manner^ and there, fore held that the Identity ot the church had sot been preserved by Ue Union. . But it Is to be observed that these churches were governed by statutory authority as to their doctrine and practice. Here again this decision was Immediately followed by leglsUtlon ot the Imperial Parliament appointing commissiouers whose duty it was to examine and take evidence of all the circumstances of the case-and to allocate the property of the Free Church of Scotland to the dissidents and to those who entered the Union, in fair proportion. It Is at once seen tba/t this case does not a� all help tbe anti-Unionists in the present case, because the Act ot Union provides tor pi-ecisely the same action as was followed by the Parliament in both of the above cases, and no union can be .effected until Parliament has giveh its consent to the terms of the union so far as financial matters are concerned. In this country, churches are merely voluntary associations. They have not and never haive had for a long period, even those which belong to the Established Church of Scotland, any.conqectlop with.the State. The courts; Will interfere as between indlyldual niemBer* of churches and ' th^ churches 'themselves, but only for the purpose of carrs'lng out the laws and, ordinances which the church makes for the government of Its members. There is no authority, oUtalde ot the established church courts, vhlch can Interfere for the purpose of making any rule to govern church matters. There Is ho qugatlMi.but that tb^ church courts ah,? as the result 01 �dvap;flnit: "criticism and advancing lino:yirledgo;' give new In-terpretatloilt of standards and adopt new forms cdnsldejiflfl to be tiore-f tflcien>:lfOr"tlii$ proibbtlon of church ttf'brltf lndfeed;'^tte cbiistUutlOn of the church spieclfles the pn�pediii^e tobe followed for that purpdsii).'Members cBinnot object to that course; nor In either of the cases abdve-);tted, even where the church is r^overned by ,--------______ _ statutory provisions, has there been rMerred,^Vi^:. the case of bVER-^'^'*' denial that the oburch courts TOUN and the GENERAL ASBEM-' leeislatlve' authority. BLY of .thi FREE CHURCH OF 'J''*^''" absolutely ho ground upon ecOTLANO aind others, -the holding the anti-Unionists can rely to In tbe House of Lords was that "the' ^UPP�''( Identity pt a religious community described as a church consists in the Identity ot Its doctrine, creeds, confessions, formularies and tests. The bond of union ot u Christian as-�ociatioq may. contain a power in �ome recognised body to control, alter or modify'Ihe tenets or principles' at oiie time professed by the ssootation, but the existence of Dch a poirarmust be proved," This c^ie concerned th^ union of the Assembly at Winnipeg last year was outside of its jurisdiction. As a matter ot fact, the Assembly might have taken the ground that all the congregations were obllfed to abide by the action of the Assembly.. It did not do so. It left open for those who are dissatisfied to remain but and to retain their property. This was completely within its jurlsdic-tioni and precisely In harmony with the course followed In both the cases TJllS C*ie conrasnioq yap union "i i "Vli. mantiohed , the Free Church ot Scotland with �''�t"^ j a ARCUIBALa tto ViattdPT����r^�fl� Church un-1 *. o. �ii,w���~-�. here on several occa.'?lons when she was Miss Vera Winter.  *  . The Daughters of tlio Empire will be'In charge of the tea room at tho Chinook Club tomorrow afternoon. � * # . Mr. and Mrs. D. F. WalraUi of Great Falls are visiting their slater, Mrs. W. H. Patrick.  �. � �The Travellers' Aid wisili to remind those interest'ed that a coller.tlon of. soap coupons is being taken up this | month and those who have any uro' asked to send them to 318 Sherlock' Building by Saturday.  * * Mrs. Charles Morton Hanna ot Sllelbyville, Kentucky, has announced , tbe engagement of her daughter. Miss 1 AUene Hanna, to Mr. Thomas Straiten Lanier of Lethbridge. The marriage will take place the latter part ot February. M *  Dominion Rebekah Lodge No. 41 will meet tonight in the I. o. O. p. hall at 8 o'clock. The degree will be conferred. Visiting Rebekahs welcome.  * * STEWART-HUNT The marriage of Miss Fay Hunt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Hunt, tb Mr. George Harold Stewart, took place on Monday. E KILLED BY EXPLOSION WHEN LINER TORPEDOED London, Feb. 8. - The injured among the California's passengers and crew are all doing well. The Anchor line has arranged for sending home survivors, alt ot whom have been provided with clothing. Several ot them landed with no covering except blankets. Three women and two children are reported to have been among those lost on the California. Surgeon Algoe and Assistant Purser Eadie also were lost. According to information obtained fi'om the survivors, the press association says 28 members of the California's crew and 19 passengers are nilssing. Four persons were killed and about 20 injured by the explosion, the association reports, Alfred Knox, cabin passenger on the California, said that for an instant the vessel seemed to be virtually lifted out of the water, but that she soon began to settle by the stern. The captain had taken the precaution of assigning all passengers to particular life boats. 'Three or four bodies were floating about after the explosion, which he said, must have killed several perosns. An officer of the California said the vessel was torpedoed without wa,rning. A wireless call brought assistance quickly. The explosion was terrific. One lifeboat was "swamped. Those who lost their lives were drowned by the upsetting of this boat or killed by the explosion. STILL IN GERMANY Copenhagen, Feb. 7, via Loudon, Feb. 8.-Not a single United States c'.^zen has arrived in Copenhagen from Germany, bound for tho United States. Reginald Foster, agent in Germany of the Kockefellor fund, was expected to arrive here Monday night, having reserved accommodation here by telegraph. He had not reached CoiienUngen late Wednesday and no further word has been received from him. : ? : ? .blockade areja for Count Von ? ? Bernstorff and his suite. ? ^ .> ^ :. <. <. SPAIN'S NOTE RECEIVED Washington, Feb. 8.-Spain's note, which it is understood formally declines to accept President Wilson's suggestion that she break off diplomatic relations With Germany, was received today at the state depart-mest, but not made public. BOHEMIANS IN U.S.A. WILL -MOBILIZE ON WAR FOOTING OF 60,000 STRONG Chicago, Feb. 7.-Plans looking toward the mobilization of about 60,-000 Bohemians In the United States for service in the event of war were announced by the Bohemian-American alliance today. A committee has been appointed to make a survey of the communities of the United States to list every Bohemian of ttghting age. ESIN WRECK SERIOUS Winnipeg, Feb. 8.-At the office of the vice-president of the Grand . Trunk Pacific railway a report vyas received this afternoon from tihe chief medical officer of the rbad that all the eoldiers injured In the vyrreck west of Winnipeg ,:this morning been discljarg- , ' ed from hosplta;t7;None'of this Injuries are serious. ^ NIGHT IN TiHE TRENCHES Night in the trenches and over the surrounding country. Night, but not darkness. Ove�head illuntoating shells are continually bursting lighting up the heavens with their eerie meteoric flashes, aucceeding each other so rapidly that there seems to be a steady constant light save for a slight vaccllation. Except for the muffled reports there Is silence. In trench and dugout rnen are sleeping -the sleep ot tired toil-worn humanity-save where at intervals along the line the sentry stands oa guard alert of eye and ear ready to give instant alarm of attack. But out beyond the long lines ot heaped earth there are others awake and doing-shadowy forms moving around la No-Man's land. In token of their mission is the broad white band on their arms embossed with the Red Cross, the symbol [of comfort and healing. For these men arc ot the Canadian Army Medical Corps, going out under the cloak of night to render aid and consolation, and to brfing into safety their Canadian brothers whom they have been unable; to reach during the hostilities of the \ day. What pen can adequately tell just all that the Red Cross and tho healing power It symbolizes mean to the talle.a man who has lain for the greater part of the day between the opposing lines ot trenches, bleeding, and parching with thirst. Wl\o can | put into words the. exq.ulsite satis-1 faction of the Canadian who kpows that' day after day he is bringlug back fallen countrymen to safety, and ^educing the casualty list of Canadian heroes. Can there be a greater or nobler work tor humanity and the cause at stalfe? Men are always needed for the Ca.nadian Army Medical Corps, and urgently so at the present time. Men must be sent from Alberta to supply the wastage and to keep medical corps men at the front proportionate to the. numbers in the fighting lipits that have'' proceeded overseas from Canada. A\l Alberta men are. trained at Training Depot No. 13, situated in Calgary. Men are graduating from here every month and going, across to England and France. Can you not take the place of one of these? Get in touch with the Recruiting Agent, Pte. Ei R. Crush, at the Lethbi'ldge Exchange, 411 Third AVbhue, South., who will be pleased to- give you any information concerning, tbis unit. BRITISH STEAMERS ^ ARRIVE *