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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - February 18, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta \ \ PAGE FOUR THE LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD � \ * - MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 1918 tft: JWtbbrtbje tocralb letblmdjs, HiDcrta DAILY AND WEEKLY Proprietors and Publisher*. THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD PRINT-i ING COMPANY, LIMITED S23 6th Street South. Lethbrldge W. A.'Buchar.an President and Managing Director ?Ohn Torrance - - Businees Manager Business ildltorial TELEPHONES Office .............. 1252 Office .............. 1224 Subscription Rates; delivered, per neek......10 delivered, per year .....$5.00 by maiJ. per year ......$4.00 Weekly, by mail, per year .....$1.50 I .Weekly, by mail, per year to U.S..I2.0J 0�tiyf Daily, r>aily, Dates of expiry of subscriptions appear daily on address label. Acceptance of papers i.fte. expiration aate is \tfur authority to centinue the sub- scriptlon. 1government lias divested itself in a large measure of tHo onus and ^privilege of rewarding its supporters. The civil service ^commission is responsible, only to Parliament, and can bo removed from office only by a two-thirds vote of the house. The achievement of this sweeping and vital reform in the conduct of C a n a da' 5 political and n at to:m1 affairs was announced by Sir Kotvrt Borden, who explained to the members of the press the order in council ju*t^ passed. The prime minister intimated that the action taken was in fulfillment of the government's pre-election pledge. It had been intended to institute the reform by simply taking ad-ran tage of the clause in the civil aer-rlce act of providing for the extension of the act as it relates to the inside service to any branch of the outside service through the medium of an order in council. The civil service commission and Hon. A. K. Maclean, however, who i i *PICKE. PA SSIJVG UP FOR BUS MAN 1 The Granbrook Co-opeyfctive stores are to be wound up." II. H. Bronnan. a prominent citizen of Ottawa, is dead. The price of soft coal at Virginian mines has been increased forty cents a ton. It Ms estimated that $300,000,000 is>J investrd in New Jersey summer resorts. American tailors have now decided to abolish the trouser cuff to conserve cloth. Washington has revealed an I. W. W. piot for the wholesale destruction of industries and shipping on the Pacific Coast. The United States now hag 2.139,-J Calgary's tax rate trill be over 30 mills. have been working out the details j 554 men binder arms according to a of THE PROGRESS THE WAR N , The Russian BolsheviWi and tier-many are apparently drawing farther apart. The German mission in Petro-grad have left" there, and tne Russians are said to he preparing for war again. Whether the Bolshevik! are sincere m their latest move remains to be seen. Air raids over London took place Rain on Saturday and Sunday nights. One German machine Is believed to fcave been brought down. The British airmen haw recently conducted very successful raids over German bases. USE LAND FOR THE SOLDIERS The Dominion government should acquire lands on the Blood Indian He- p * serve for soldiers' settlement. It is an ideal location, close to railroads and settled commimitles. None of this land should be sold hf auction. It should be taken over by the government for the purpose we hare mentioned. ^ t LABOR SEEMS TO K OBTAINABLE ' Mr. D. A. Sproule, with a view to securing labor for spring, advertised In the Spokesman Review, Spokane, for help on the farm by man or man and wife. Since then he has been flooded with replies from people who are anxious to come here and work. He has faceived 32 applications and will be Jlad to help out his neighbors who are in need of help.-High River Times. This is proof that it is possible obtain farm labor if it is g-one after the' right way. the problem, have found certain j complications In the wording of the act, especially in regard to the allocation of all employees into specified divisions, which necessitate a complete redrafting of the whole act r before it can be satisfactorily applied j to the outside well as to the inside ! service. Meanwhile the government decided to effect' the reform practically, by the adoption of^ temporary regulations as an instruction to the civil service commission and to the deputy heads of departments. The new regulations provide that, as far as practicable, and under the discretion of the civil service commission, all appointments be. made according to the results of competitive examinations. In this connection any returned soldiers who have been honorably discharged from the service will be placed in order of merit ahead of all others who have likewise tried and passed the examinations. J All promotions shall be on merit only, on the recommendation of tne civil serrice commission and of the deputy heads of departments. In the cases of positions which statement made C. P. Caldwell. by Representative J. Gordon Steele, Controller-general of Manitoba, is to bo loaned to" the American army to organise a banking system under tho Y.M.C.A. William J. Harbison, of Innisfail, a 1 prominent stock buyer, who had been . a resident of Alberta for 26 years Is j dead. Mr. J. W. Campbell, formerly or tho Northern Crown Bank. High- River, is back to his old town of Red Deer as Northern Crown Bank manager. The Oddfellows1 grand lodge opens in Edmonton today. , Matthew Richardson, a pioneer of Haldimand county, died at Caledonia. Calgary Trades and Labor council wants a provincial labor department at Edmonton.' Calgary Local Council of Women will petition the Dominion government to make adultery a crime. Fourteen ships are being built in Pacific ports for Australia and with Australian lumber. Control of IT. S. railroads will cost the United States almost a billion dollars a year. Five hundred titles 'have been Issued to Chicago policemen to check the crime wave which Is sweeping that city. Sentiment in favor of ratifying the prohibition' {amendment in the New* York legislature Is said' to be dwindling.' ' ^a*^V One of the oldest residents .of London township died at Lucan In the person of John Maynes. Deceased was if5 years of age. .....4 Communications, under . this heading must bear the signatures of tho writers. The original of now grown up, and one of the United aboard the Tuscanla. "Buster Brown," an' aviator, was States, soldiers t David T. Bulger, of Nakusp, the newly appointed Dominion Fair Wage officer, was foreman of the C.P.R. shipyards at Nakusp for 17 years: - i a i Rev. .Malcolm MacArthur, of Knox Presbyterian church, Kincardine, has received .a call from the church at Scarboro'. Fines aggregating $1,0,46 were imposed in the soo Police Court,,principally for smuggling liquor from the U.S. a J. Dennison, who enlfsteef at Blair-more, Alta.,-over a year ago, has re- ay be deemed-wholly or in part j turned from overseas and is now a to in THE DISAPPEARANCE OF PATRONAGE Union government is like unto a concert at a revival meeting^ All the people have their eyes upon its actions, ready to criticize if it wanders from the straight and narrov; path outlined for it prior to and during the campaign. People expect it to be not,as other governments were. So much Is expected of this new government that even if ij does a great deal better than the old type of government it Jttay suffer at the hands of those who w eapect a great deal more from it. The old type of government could promise and promise, but people rather expected many of the promises would not be fulfilled. Towards the Union government the attitude is different. The people expect it to carry out every promise and if it fails they will damn During the election campaign very definite assurance was given that the patronage system had been aboliehed. Following the elections criticism was aroused because some appointment* frere made along the 'old patronage illne. The government's election promise was consequently termed a camouflage. . But the government has abandoned patronage. Probably few people realized.-the full meaning of a de ap&tch from Ottawa which appeared 4fc the press last week but that despatch meant that patronage had been abolished. Pending the passing of an act of Parliament at the coming session giving permanent statutory effect to. the policy of the LJnion government in regard to the abolition of patronage in aU civil service appointments, an order in conacil has been passed defining and applying the policy through the medium of temporary angulations. In brief it is provided tjiat, from now on,.every appointment to the outside .service, including all -postal officials, custom and excise of-.-f|cers, public works, employees, messengers, sorters and in fact every person joining the federal civil service, Wren if only in a temporary capacity, shall'be made only with the approval and A. B. Winchester, minister of Knox church Toronto, and left a position in the Bank of Nova Scotia to enlist. Mabel Cowan, arrested at Toronto is said to have used drugs 14 years. While spending SO days at the Woman's Farm her allowance. has been cut down to six grains a day, enough to kill several people not addicted to the use of the drug. King George, Queen Mary, the Prince of Wales and Princess Mary inspected a bronze panel, "The Trjumiph of Labor" which Is to be sent'to the United States' as a gift of the organized workers of Great Britain* to the or; gan&ed workers of the United States. A large consignment of 'Illy "bulbs on the Dutch liner Nieuw Amsterdam Is being investigated thoroughly by United States officials, as it Is believed to contain a poison fungus placed there by German plotters, which would damage the United States crop. Heirlooms of much value were totally lo3t whim the home of Mrs. E. W. Russell, in Greenwich, Conn., was burned. The house was built a few yfeara ago at a cost of more than $100,000. The furnishings, all of which were destroyed, had an estimated value of more than $100,000. There is partial insurance. THE ARTICLES OF MORMONISM February, 14.1918. Editor, Lethbridge Herald: - Dear Sir,-I read from your - issue of February 11th an articlo headed, Strong Indictment djf Mormon Loaders. The gentleman who gives out such information surely does not know anything about the Mormons or tho Mormon faith. Mr. Ferguson has to my knowledge visited Cardston oncu. And I presume he? has also visited other Mormon settlements. But never has informed himself about the people and thoir mode of life. Wo believe that the social side of man must keop pace with every other part to make a complete man. Mr. Ferguson states that our socials are conducted under false colors. That wo encourage them to undermine Canadianlsm. Canadian institutions and Christianity. Mr. Ferguson knows that he makes a false statement in this matter. It is certain from the above charges that all the Pharisees are not dead. And from the article in question, I learn that a convention of Fhariseos are in session, and on the recommendation of Mr. Ferguson, the Mormon question will receive at their hands some consideration. I hope their conclusions will be more manly than that of the Rev. Mr. Ferguson. I have found it to bo a good rule if you want to know the true worth'of a community go to the community itself. If .you wish to learn the true man go to that man's friends. If you go to ^ils enemies you will find just what you are looking for. Mr. Ferguson casts reflections upon the Mormon people. If Mr. Ferguson can find any better we would be pleased to 4earn of them. That we might improve. If Mr. Ferguson has so much good, why is it he does not flood this section of "Southern Alberta with missionaries to teach us better. Mr. Ferguson, knows better than to make the attempt. The polygamy question is a chestnut. But Mr. Ferguson and his kind want |*to stir up something. I would advise Mr. Ferguson to-come amongst us and [ pull the chestnuts out of the fire himself. It is well known that he has an agent in close proximity to Cardston. But he is one of those curs that will j lie to accomplish the ruin of the Mormon people. But they will fail. Fur: ther, the one who acts as agent owes every dollar he has to the Mormon people - Shame Mr. Ferguson says. Stealthly the astute leaders of the queer heresy. I suppose he means Mormon doctrine. I will venture the assertion that the Rev.. Mr. Ferguson does not know anything about Mormon doctrine. And is too bigoted to Investigate for himself. Mormon doctrine is my faith, and! care^not who the man may j>e, when he calls that faith heresy. 1 then must defend it. Mr. Editor, I wish to a&end our articles of'faith. .And 1 invite our Mr. Ferguson to read, mark, learn. Articles We believe in God the Eternal Father and in His Son Jesus Christ and in the Holy Ghost. . - We believe that men will be punished for their own sins and not for Adam's transgressions. We believe that through the Atonement of Christ, all mankind may he saved by obedience to the laws and ordinances of the gospel Wjb..believe that the first principles and ordinances of the>gospel are: First faith in the Lord Jesus Christ; Sec- ond, repontonce; third baptism by inimersion for the remission of sine; Fourth, laying on of hands for tho gift of. tho Holy Ghost. We believe that'a man must he called of God, by prophecy and by tho laying on of hands, by tjiose who are in authority, to preach tho gospel, and administer in the ordinances thereof. We believe in tho sumo organization) that existed In the primitive church, namely, apostles, prophets, pastors, teachers, evangelists, etc. Wo believe in tho gift of tongues, prophecy, revelation, visions, healing interpretation of tongues, etc. We believe the Bible to bo the word of God, as far as It Is translated cor-rectly. Wo also believe- the book of Mormon to be. the word of God. V We believe all that God lias revealed. All that He does now reveail and wo believe that Ho will yet reveal many groat and important tilings pertaining to the kingdom of God. " Wo believe in the-literal gathering of Israel and in the restoration of tho ton tribes. That.Zion will be built upon this (the American) continent that Christ will reign personally upon the earth and that the earth will be renewed, and receive its paradisiacal glory. j Wo cla(m the privilege of worshipping Almighty God according to tho dictates of our conscience. And allow all men the same privilege, lot ttiem worship how, where or what thoy may. WeT believe in being subject to kings, presidents, rulers and magistrates jn obeying, honoring and sustaining tho law. Wo believe in being honest, true, chaste, benevolent, virtuous, and in doing good to all men, indeed we may say that we follow tho admonition of Paul. We believe all things, wo hope all tilings, we-have endured many .things, and hope to be able to endure all things. If there is anything virtuous, lovely, or of good repar,t, or praiseworthy we seek" after these ITALIAN \ RAID AUSTRIAN PORT Rome, Fob. 17.-Vie admiralty gives further details today of a successful raid by three Italian torpedo boats on U10 night^ of February 11, in the Bay of Buccarl, near Flume, where a large Austrian ship was sunk. The torpedo boats worked their way cautiously in the fog through the Gulf of Quarnero, past Fiumo and through the canal. Lieut'. Commander Rlzso, who waa responsible for the destruction of the Austrian battleship Wien, which was sunk last December in Trieste harbor, and Gabriel D'Anrtunclo, the poet, took part in tho raid. * The raid was the eleventh carried out by the Italians on Austrian ports. DRAFT DODGER* Halifax, Feb. 18,TFJJteen more arrests of draft dodgers under the Military Service Act were made since Saturday noon by tfce There are ho native among them. city police. Haligonians things.-Joseph Smith. The articles enumerated-form a basis to judge by. If Dr. Ferguson can find any heresy in the above, I w�,nt him to show me. Mr, Ferguson evidently is not acquainted with the Bible only when It is closed. As a people we have in the past, sat with closed mouths, and have allowed such as Mr. Ferguson to belittle us. But as one, (I speak for myself). I want to say that day is gone. This contempt must come to an end, and If Mr/Ferguson thinks that we are deluded. I am prepared to prove the opposite. At any time he chooses. Now Mrv Ferguson speak out, , S. S. NUJVTON, Cardston, 1^ 5N3: yd mm mm oap L < OMEN who want to be economical should till SUNLIGHT SOAP frdely hoult. First, because it is all pure soap-there are no -cheap " filters" so it goes farther and you get more real toap for .the money. Second, because clothes last longer when washed with SUNLIGHT. Isn't this important P There are no injurious chemicals to harm the finest cloths-$5,000 guarantee of this. At All Grocers Made in Canada by LEVER BROTHERS LIMITED TORONTO WHEN THE BALANCE OF THE SEVERE EARTHQUAKE Amoy, China, Feb. 18. - A Bevere earthquake here Saturday destroyed many buildings and damaged scores of others. No fatalities have been reported as yet. � Notice is given in the Caaada zette that Simon John Fraser, of ronto, will apply to parliament at next session for a divorce from wife, Mabel Erskine Fraser, alao Ga-To- the his of Teronto. Another application which will be made at the neit session cf parliament is that of Alfred Frank Scott, of Paris, Ont;/fofirdlforce'lrd|n his wire, Lily Mary Scott, formerly of Paris, but now of Hamilton, Ont Hayr wi LL BE KNOCKED OOWN LOT* BY LOT'TO THE HIGHEST * I DOER Everything goes, including Valuable Fixtures, SILENT SALESMEN,; Counters, Hardware Shelving, 6 Drawer National Cash Register latest model with up-to-thc- minute improvements, etc. Get your Catalogue from the HAYR HARDWARE CO., or FRANK WADDING-TON Auctioneer, Lethbridge. x \ Sale Ydu Cannot Miss 8 ;