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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 8, 1919, Lethbridge, Alberta SATURDAY. FEUHI'AIW S, DAILY PAGE SRVliM People's Forum Communications imacr tbli must tear the uf writers. -U-thbrldge's 2Qtb Battery C. F. A. epciit Christmas al Beuel on Ihe Rhine. uuJ their anuual Christmas dinner was something to reuieurter. accord- Ing lo a homo by Driver C. (J. DavUsou. Tha menu Is a mas- terpiece, ami characteristic of boys have apont ro long in the fc-rvico- Kor Instance "CvelcUll Jamaica'1 la ac- companied by the lhal "Rum by any other name tastes Just as turkey Js reason lor the statement that ho was Ttie best dressed Turk In Christendom." Appio cauco was spicy enough to contribute tall like' Eve. and liking fait again" Englteh and Honn beer were coupleii on the menu acid brought forth the- GtattmciH tbat they wore togeth- er "first aid to Uic league of nations." "Ye olde Christmas Pudding atid It hum Sauce" indicates that "There's an is- REPLY TO M. E. COLLINS Editor Herald: According to M. K. Collins' let- ter people will thluk that tbe C.P.H. coployeea arc an ungodly lot. I .want to that if he would elcp down to here at With rhocola-.u Is coupled: "Beware! The watch 01. tho Mrs t- Fat your chocolate here." That Iho bays ar-jj learning soino German ia shown Jiy the following admixture of French and i Uermau: ".Milady Nicutlno rachea whatever that means. 'And then comes some moro Heine language doesn't require translation: "iilcr! Viel bier! iintl noch melir Evidently Iho Germans didn't let the war inter- fere wjth ihe art ot making bocr. Among those who responded to the toasts were Q. 31. S., H. S. Moore, Kcb liro.vn, Gunner Heuby Falr- Corp. Dlaml, Gunner 'Pent- land, Driver Hoy Stewart, and B. S. Heed. That Ihe lias seen something of the war is shown by the following list Wesley church somo night and see a few railroad inen trying to do a little sen-ice lor Jesus Christ lie would prob- ably change his wind about there be lug two out of 500. ir ho had spoken to ihe wives of Ihe engineers In ques- tion on Sunday night as 1 did he prob ably would uol liaro written that let- ter. 1 think tha majority of people would rather have me a at the throttle who hftTO a prayer before leav- ing home thin otherwise, tut it does not like M. E. Collins hae much fcjioourasemor.t for these people like Stephens' party, ivho arc trying to help even the railroad men. He may add one more to his list; it Is three according to M. K. Collins' list now, for the call -boy at the round house carno out for Christ last night. He may keep bis list but there IB a list writ ten in Heaven of a whole lot ot rail road men in Lethhridffo that veil thank Co-.l Stephens ever came thli way. C.P.R. Fireman. AN APPRECIATION To Mr. Stephens. "As ty iny estimate of Her. H. L Stephens as an evangelist and preach- er, 1 am frank to say, I have heard many and worked with several ot the very hcst evangelists and ministers of this age, I luive licaid Ibem preach sermons which cannot he surpassed by any man; but I never heard a man, until I heard II. L, Stephens, who could preach a sermon of this high- order every day, and three limes on Sunday without a single failure, aud keep it up for six solid weeks. tcturo thows which c[ course ho con- and sev euch a moving picture a Intolerance, he would learu a great .eal about himself, because lie would icon realize that I lie sauio intolerance vhlch he exhibits In most ot his so sermons against ihoso who do not in his nurruw beliefs, is he samo intolerance which caused .ho church going people ot old to crui> fy Jesus. I venture to say that if Jesus came io earth again as of old. the church going people of Mr. Stephens' type ag-itu crucify Jesus, especially f Jeaus told Mr. Stephens lo go a ad ical the- stck and preach the gospel. and not to maXo a bargain and require a certain sum of money guaranteed to before he did as he was command- ed, but to so without iiurse or strip having Iho knowledge and faith to know fuat Ood would provide. Mr. Editor, 1 am not a member fo any church, but 1 believe in tho llible as far as it Is interpreted correctly. 1 do not believe that God was guilty ot tbo wholesale murdeis that are mentioned In tho Bible and attributed lo Him, but if must believe Ihoj-e- ter- rible crimes of God whom Jesus says is Love, then I would rather deny (Joil. What does Mr. Stephens' God prom- ise the people in this HCe? As tar as 1 can gather he jusl prom- ises something after death, au-J I say that be is on the right side of Uio fence, because the followers of this god cannot prove that be I; a fraud or not, until after death, and then it docs not. mailer so far as Mr. Steph- ens Is concerned, because we are eith- er doomed lo burn up for ever and ever with real tire, or we are doomed to walk on golden streets with no inite employment. The religion ot Jesus was tangible and helped the people how to live in- tead of how lo die. because when lie vaoted show John (hat lie was Jesus the Christ ho said go and show how Hie blind receive their sight, tbe lame walk, tbe leper cleans- MUCH EVIDENCE BERNE, Feb. is a vast amount of material to be examined In German quarters re- garding for the outbreak of the war, said Kurt Eisner, the Bavarian premier, In diicusslng this subject today. He said there is a record ef a conversation between Klnq Ludwig of Bavaria and Count von Schoen, former German ambassador at Paris, which was found among papers of Count von Hertling, wr.kh shows that Germany desir- ed the war. ONLY ONE SAVED COPB.NH.UiEN. Keb. one I of IS mtmbets of ihe crew of Ihe Dan- ish steamer Carmen was saved when the steamer was sunk by a mine on Sunday io the XorUi Sea. The acci- dent occurred dear the Lie to Fjord. THEM HOME PARIS, Feb. Jan Paderewskl instructed the Polish national committee In Paris to urge that the allied pow- ers give their acquiescence to the sending to Poland of the Polish army in France. work is the most solid of any know, lie presents the It la in the Booh, and does ot engi'.gutuU the unit has been] evangelist through, a list set forth under the i message as caption 'Visions of tile past': Yprpp, without (.ear or favor. His work Tho Sommr, Vimy, Hill 70 llcrc dicl wore to deepen Ihe spiritual dncle. Amiens. Xcuvlllp, Vitaeso, Cam-j religious lite or this city than any brai, Valenciennes and Mons. t other man who ever came Into the t jilaee. His great compassion for lest souls, and htfi love tor God, gives him .T uiapnettc grfp of me nt thus he pours I out his great soul night after night iu 1 love ufiiler tbe power ol the Holy REV. P. W. DAFOE, 1'astor, First Baptist Church, Lethbridge, Alberta. Is Ihe Way Newspapers De- scribe (he International Socialist Conference I1ERNTE, Fob: the cvo or the termination of tlie Socialist conference some of the newspapers say the Ger- man delegates have obtained alt that desired at tho expense ot the al- JJes. The Democrat, unrter the caption "Victory for the German Majority says: Socialist The die has been cast. The Inter- nationale, which since 1ST2 has been the Instrument c'f the German imper- ialist party, continues its traditions. Ail the hiriepenilenls who had placed their hopes in. them vanish." the conference see To our new store and carry- ing n finer and wider inent of Ice Cream Parlor THE KING GEORGE CONFECTIONERY Cor. 4th Ave. and 11th Street 3. Terrlll Flor.il Co.'s Old Stand Oats! We aro prepared to make prompt shipment Nitmhcr Ono Feed Onts, car load lots deliver- ctl at Lcthbridgo and adjacent points, seventy-five (75) cents bushel. Wire us giving your order, giving tank reference and we will wire confirmation ot samo All oals shipped are govern- ment weight and grading. We also Imvo eecd oats that show 'excellent goi'minalfon Wrfle or wire for price. Wo can save you monoy. MERCANTILE TRADERS' KXCHANQE 320 Tester Bids., Edmonton Alta. 43-G ANSWER TO CRITICISM OF EVAN- GELIST PARTY Eiliior. Lellibrldgc Herald. Hear read with very much surprise tho article written and in- serted under the heading of "Another C. H. In our paper last night. I am sure lliat if our worthy brother had given the matter under consideration more thought, lie Tvouli] not have been BO liarsh-on Mr. Steph- ens and his party ot earnest wo.-iiers for the salvation ot souls. ,He has publicly voiced his opinion ot the Evangelistic fifty, and I am sorry to think he cannot givo thcni a belter recommendation than to make the as sertion lo the effect.that all who have been brought lo the worthy o! mention, in the last week, are two eu ginccrs. Tvir. Stephens, I am sure would consider it worth hig while even if this were the cfl'se, but I do hoiie that our brother has not forgotten all tho big list of others who have pro- claimed Goil as their personal Saviour. The party cama to Lelhbriclge, I am sure, to save as many Souifi for God as was within their power to do and not to work among any special class or .denomination. 1 personally feel he has done great work, and 1 linow ihat he has done very good work among other employees of the company. Wo have had several meetings In the round house and 1 know, I voice the opinion of my fellow workers In the shop and also the Car Department, and to lako Uneven farther, the en- gineers and firemen, when I gay that they have helped all who have attend- ed Micro, and I might say they have been well attended at that. 'As to Iho question, "Are wo such a God forsak- en lot N'o brother, we are not, thank Qod for it. I cannot keep my pen ed, anil deaf near, and the poor lave tho gospel preached. Jesus also said it ye believe in Mo :ho works that 1 do will yo do also, and greater things than these will ye do because I go unto my father. If God was the Father, then Jesus was the son, and every man and wom- an is a son or daughter of God if they do the works which Christ did. i have attended Christian Science services, where 1 have never hcarii any olher denomination condemned nor even criticised, and I would recom- mend Mr, Stephens to go once ill a while, and 1 am sure lie would seo more of the Ctirlst spirit demonstrat- ed there than he displays In his put- pi Is. Christian Scientists ilo not helieve n judging or condemning anyone wlio does not believe as they do, nor even do they try to influence people ag- ainst their will, to see things as they see Ihem as Mr. Stephens does, which is purely and simply mesmerism or hypnotism, and it is wrong when people are in this state of mind to compel them to eslribit their weak- ness and take n step which should de- mand the possession of all their fac: iilties, instead ot being controlled by emotion or suggestion. I have heard some lecture? on Christian Science, which have impress- ed me and 1 have wondered why these, lectures were never reported in your paper, because 1 would have liked to havo read them over, especially when you sivo such a lot ot valuable spaco to report all tho nonsense and nasty criticism ot this so called evangelist. I think Iho reason Mr. Stephens doe.3 not like the people of Letlibridge Is, because they are too wide awake for him and can sizo him up too well- I had the misfortune to hear Jlr. Stephens talk one Sunday evening on hell, and can you wonder al so many people not believing in Mr. Stephens when he makes slatements in the pul- pit like this. Ho said lie onco heard of a who had his nose cat oft and Ihe' doc- tor sewed tho nose on upside down, and every lime man blew his noso ho blew his hal off. >Ir. Editor, my religion tells mo it is a sin to lie even in jest and you know that you can hide things from a thief but you cannot from a liar. Thanking you for tho space, Mr. Editor. Yours truly, EDWARD LEICESTER. Tn reference to the1 statement in -Mr. letter regarding a guaran- sllll, lo let the leller of last night .Mr. Stephens states tb.it he has Hie Influence of for mini; any public opinion of the work the Evangelistic Party have done. -Hoping that our brother will take this all in good as Ill's ta Iho Kay It !s meant. I Lave: hsen helped personally by these ser- vices nnd am not ashamed to make a public confession of II nt any time, Yours 0. KENDALL, Shop Foreman, C. P. R. Round House. 1 A CRITICISM Lothbridge, Feb. 7th, 1919. Editor Lflthbrldge Herald: Dear allow mo apace to make a law remarks, concerning absolutely no guarantee for his cam- paign hero whatever. He merely re- ceives part of the collections. It Mr. Stephens would allend some Watch This Page For The Mystery Automobile H, T. Henderson Garage Discussing reconslnicticn problem? htfore n Joint meeting of tho Calgary Canadian and Rotary Clubs ard Hoard said tlmt thoimnds of the soldiers would liko himself return to'find thai (he niches they hart were oc- cupied competently by other men. Thei9 soldkra would feel disappoint- ed; he himself had been disappointed. suggested that Iho pay and ra- tions of returning soldiers be main- tained until they were reestablished In civil Ufa, "The country ow4a every soldier a Job." was Ms declaration. lie urged the construction of n St. Lawrence river route (hat would en- able ocean-going vessels lo sleam through to Fort William and Port Arthur. ..lie also arivhcrl Iho construe- lion ot good roads stating thai, the" sofrltera had learned overseas how to build good roads anil mentioning that Uio United Slates planned to spend on miles of roads Ihl3 year (o provide work for soKl- Irrs. Railway Witling and land ing also adroontttl. How to get ttie money -was ihe problem. Canada would have to b'n more self-sustaining. Thrift was sonual. Hilll Kf. 12 Land and Help Soldiers Become Farmers TT is anticipated that a great many soldiers who have served with the Canadian, British or Allied forces may want to become farmers in Canada. The vital need to-day is to increase production and the acreage under cultivation. It is thus in Canada's best interests to give these soldiers every assistance. The Government has therefore been developing a pro- gramme that includes the providing of land, the granting of _loans and the training and supervision of those inexperienced in farming. Tht Present Plan'. Tndcr the Soldier Settlement Act, 1917, an eligible returned soldier entitled, in addition to his ordinary homestead right, to a free grant of one quarter-section of Dominion Lands homestead conditions. For this purpose the Government has suspended homestead entry by others than soldiers on all remaining homestead lands in the Western provinces within fifteen miles of railway transportation, pending enquiry into their suitability. As soon as a soldier goes on the land, the Board has power to grant him a loan up to the maximum of ,S2r500. This loan is granted to settlers to help them acquire land for farming, discharge incumbrances, undertake improvements, erect buildings and secure necessary live- stock, machinery and equipment. It is not given as an actual advance of cash, but in the form of payment for expenditures. In this way the settlers' transactions are carefully supervised. The loan is made at the low interest rate of five percent. It is to be repaid in !i twenty annual instalments. The first payments may be deferred by the Board when desirable. The Nftv Proposal. The Government have found it neces- sary to broaden these original plans for the following reasons: (a) It has been found, that only a limited amount of suitable homestead land is available for soldier settlement. _ (b) Some Crown lands are held by the Provinces. (c) Homesteading may not suit all the rctvirncd soldiers. is now proposed that the Provincial Governments co-operate with the Sol- dier Settlement Board in acquiring suit- able lands at present held uncultivated by private owners. The Dominion Gov- ernment has announced its intention of introducing necessary legislation along these lines at the opening of the next Session. The lands so bought will be rc-solu lo the soldier at cost price. It is suggested that the purchaser be required to make a cash payment of one-tenth of the pur- chase price. The balance will be payable in equal annual instalments extended over twenty years or longer. The amount of the land purchased by this plan, if it is approved by Parliament, will be limited in value lo Interest will be charged at a low rate of five per cent. When these new proposals for land pur- chase become effective the Board will br able to loan the soldier settler up to a total of for the purchase of live- stock and equipment in addition to the loan for the purchase of his land. It will be granted on practically the same as the loans now.allowed. As the soldier improves his farm the Board may advance him a further i Who May Apply The Act applies to any one who has served with an honourable record in the Canadian or Imperial forces in the present war, or to any Canadian who was on active service with the Allied forces, or the widow of any such person who died on active service. The Board will loan money only to those who have had sufficient experience or training in farming. Each'applicant may be required to appear in person before the Qualification Committee in his district. Training Those soldiers who have had insuffi- cient experience in farming will be helped by the Board to secure the necessary training to qualify them for the loa'ns. Special instructional cburses arebeinf arranged with the agricultural schooll and experimental farms. Farmers will be asked to co-operate in giving the soldier practical training and knowledge. Expert Assistance The work of the Soldier Settlement Board is carried out by Supervisors in each of thc.provinces. These supervisors have under them a staff of land appraisers to valuats the land, and. farming advisors or practical farmers in the community to advise tho 'soldier after he has definitelyjettled oa his farm. Qualification Committees are being appointed in ea'ch Province to advise the Board as to the qualifications of 'each applicant. ,1 Rtsulls Loans, amounting to over 1J million dollars, have already been granted to over one thousand returned soldiers. Since the regulations were 'completed last July, over eight hundred soldiers have made entries on Dominion Crown Lands under the Soldier Settlement Act. Of.itt of th Sclditr Stubmtnt fostd Srf twAteit qifoHvej: Poit Qfitt Bl-Jt; Alls.; Poti Ofae RMt..l'lCCORiA, fl.C.; McCalltttn Hilt BMt., REG1NA, n Adtlaidt St. E.r TORONTO, Dmmtr.tKd BUg., MOXTREJL, Qvt. fftx fintr.tu-itii tf.t it t'lryeftktPrcrir.tial SeiilfntKl KsitJ, Si, in ft'vta atd 1 tlsKa by iht iliniittrof sttrietdtvtt, RepolriatiMt The Repatriation Committee OTTAWA ;