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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 28, 1907, Lethbridge, Alberta > REAL ESTATE I bag to nno^m that I hare opened an offloa in the LETHBRIDGE HOTEL BLOCK For the traniaotion of a'feoMal Real Estate and Insurance Business I am establishing connections with easteni and western points, both in Canada and the United States. If you have anythinR yoa wish to sell list it with me, it will oost yon nothing if I do not effect a sale. If yea wish to bay and I have not what you want, gire me a description and I will find it for you. N. T. Madeod Fire aad Uft lataraaecii ^ Yon will be building possibly this aeaK)n,_and will require ^ Bath Boom Warm Air Furnace I Hot Water System We are prepared to give you right pricel and the bt4t of material. We make a specialty of this work and you are sure of satisfaction. Particulitf attention paid to jobbing. Phone 116. OL WaKely j The Leading Tinners, Plumbers, Steam and Hot Water Fitters. DEFENDJIORNONS Gentile Citizens r Cardston Reply to Criticisms. (From the Ciilgary Albprtati.) CarUston, Fob. 19. 1907. The recent attacks upon the Mormons of AJl)erta by tlio Hevoronds Prof. Kilpatrick and Dr. Somervillo of the rresbytcrian Church, has lad your correspondent to make some inquiry into the matter among the loading men of Cardston-the oldest town and virtually the headquarters of Mormon colonisation in Southwestern Alberta. The statements appended her�to are direct from the gentlemen credited and in every instance given over their own signatures. The thought -ful observer will note that, with the xcoptioii of the straightforward testimony of Mr. E. J. Wood, president of the ecclesiastical organization in the Alberta Stake, the expressions are from the lips of men who may be classed os disinterested witnesses, i. e. they have no connection whatever .Vith the Mormon church in any way. MORMONS ARE PATRIOTIC. Mr. S. L. Eversfleld, of the Cardston Book and Drug Company, one of the largest stores of its kind in Southern Alberta, said: "I have >been in business here for going on three years and 1 find the Mormons very good business people to deal lAvith. They have never interfered with me in my religion as a member of the Church of England, nor have I ever hoard ot their interferencewith others in this regard. I see less crime here than in any other town I have lived in the Northwest. The Mormons are as patriotic as the native Canadians and just as ready, I believe, to defend British institutions as ony of the truly Britishstock. The longer that I live "among the Mormons the more respect I hdve for them. I am led to believe that the misrepresentation ol the Mormons is fathered by prejudice and a lack of knowledge." would have undertaken the task. There is no doubt iiut what the steady cultivation of the land for . the last 20 years by those ' people has done an enormous amount to convince the OutsUI-o public an well mm residents of Alberta that this is oim of the Iwst wheat growing sections on the continent. '�I was away from Uiis settlement about thirteen years and loft my |tro|>erty in the hands at Mr. G. O. Card, then president of the Mormdn Church in Canada. Re waa aitsiated in attending to it by my sons. They made money out of the land for me and all transactions were fair and square to a pleasing degree. "In regard to the loyalty of theao people, there is no question to begin with about those bom under the British flag, and as far as I know, nearly all those who were citicana of the U.S. arc now citizensi*of the Dominion. You could not expect any settlor or immigrant coming to a new country to immediately throw oft all allegiance to the country of his birth �or which ho hus a natural fondness. Our opinion, as western people, is, that providing the community ia law abiding and industrious, their conscience and belief is their own property. We must remember that American was first colonized by a people who left their native soil to be alio wedto worship as their conscience dictated and we think it is contrary to the principles of the British Empire to talk of evicting people from [the confines of that Empire who are not, so far as wo can see and knov, violate the laws and traditions of the countrj-. The majority of Mormons hero are only way in which they differ from their compatriots is in their belief-that is all. I 1 (Signed) S. L. EVERSFIELD. Turn Over a New Leaf for tka cuuiag year aad hava that old plumbinc torn out and clean, baaltlijr, mmiUry ptumbins put througii your house and avoid in-iKtlous diSMUKB, tovers and maay of tlis lUsaMM that come from tiad sanitation had plumbing. We are rmOy to Undariaka any work of this dsMriptioa. which wa do fk a skill-^|I and seiaatlfle mannar. C. W.GRAY Our Graniteware Is madi in Oanda by Canadian workmen for Canadian use. We cany a full flock at aapeoially low prices. The Central Hardware Store Mr. H. A. Donovan, nephew of the late Lord Sydenham and brother inlaw of the Very Rev. Archdeacon of Shrewsbury, said: '"I am a member of the Church of England. I have lived among the Mormons continuous ly for the last 20 years. I am ofthe opinion that, take them all around, they are the best settlers in Alberta. So far as an outsider with an intimate acquaintance can observe, polygamy is a dead letter and the Mormons arc just as virtuous and law-abiding as any. community onb could wish to live amongst. It is a pity that men like Dr. Kilpatrick, nwa.y oil in Toronto, who cannot possi'.iiy knov/ anything personally about the Mormons should take upon nliriMolf to preach against and revile some nf the best settlers in Alberta." E. N. BARKER. THERE IS NO POVERTY. (Signed.) H. A. DONOVAN. WHAT MORMONS HAVE DONE. z I DRKYING. If you wish dimylag or a>�riBg � tmj kiad dene, ^1 on us. We have the largest and baaik (Miaippad Mrtaga bnsiness in the eity, with thoirbqgibly aiperienced men in charge. . AU work prompUy attend^ to. - Hay and Oats of the best grade for aab. Coal daliTerad to all purto of the eity m short aotite. Western fireboDse A Transfer Co., Ltd. OffiM-rFint dM>i south of Opera SevM. Phone 63- Mr. E. N. Barker, secretary of the Board of Trade and also of the Alberta Farmer's Association, said: "I am a communicant of the Church of England. My father was the Vicar of Spclsbury, Oxford, for thirty years, and later Rector of Carleton-in-Craven. "I was located in Lee's Creek with Mr. H. A. Donovan, when the first Mormon settlera arrived in 1887. They inquired of us all about the country, and being satisfied, they started their town about a mile below our ranch. The next day they had several acres ploughed up. We did not inquire into their religious proclivities and never bothered our heads about that phase of the coming. The scttlsrs up till then had dono nothing but run stock on government land. Flour was Imported from groat distances and cost us about 98.50 and up per 100. The Mormons demonstrated at once that the population could be fed by grain and other products raised at home. The boom in real estate In Southern Alberta and thre greatest (actor in advertising it, is WHEJAT. This first Alberta Red, hard' winter wheat was grown here five years ago and 'the uod sent from hero In car-load'^lots has supplied the farmers as far as Calgary and farther. "Tho very first Dominion Day that rolled around found this new colony eelebritting the same in hearty rogal �tyfe beneath tho shades of the few trees skirted along the creek and the blue canopy of Sunny Southern Alberta. I remomljor that my oldfriend Donovan recited the Psalm of Life on that occasion, and I sang a song, while Sam Doronzio and myself dashed for dear life in one of tho moat exciting races upon terra ttftaa., Mr. Kilpatrick anys "they are Mormona first and Canadians after." I should soy that they wore Britons. first and Mormona after (or the great major-ity came from Rritiah atnek or woro literally British by birth. "I think that at the timo, the Mormons came hero there was absolutely no prospect of this country being set Hod for many years yet to come. Tho most of tham had a very long andardous Journey over the Roekiea of, from eight hundred to a tbous  snd uiilca, with their vivosl^nd.families. Knglish, Scotch, Walsh and people "from ths Scandinavian peninsula, and I do* not know ol any ethar iisopte at that period wboj Mr. W. H. Irwin said: "I am not a Mormon but a communicant of the Church of England. I have been -in the North West Mounted olice force for the Inst 27 years. I was in chai^ge of the police at Cardston as inspect^ or from May 1st, 1901, until the 1st of last July, when 1 was placed on the retired list of officers. I have been a jdstice of the peace for many years, both in the Northwest terri -torics and iilso in and (or the province of Alberta. I am still an active magistrate. 'Since I came among the Mormon people, who were entiroly unknownto me until that time, I have found them a very law-abiding community and I think that the criminal records wiil bear me out in saying that the stati-stics ot this district will more thnn favorably compare *ith any otiler portion of the -Dominion of Canada. The Mormon religion is their own and I have nothing to do with thut. I could not, hov-evcr, fail to recognize the splendid organize -tion which extends to every portion and every family in the district. There is no such thing as poverty in their midst. Not only to their own people but to those of every other denominntiou and I have knownwhere fuel and provision have been aup -plied to non-Mormon fanulies who stood in need. They seem to oppose no sect or creed and their meeting houses are open to ministers of other denontina-tions. This liberty has been taken advanlagd of on many occasions. Not a few of tho people attend services of other churches. "As regards their citizenship and fealty to British law and Canadian institutions (and this need not be thought Htrange because a greatmany of the elder portion of the community and the parents ot the middle aged and younger folk were bom li'< 2 'one shown-. The OrtsMI Itatlf Ik ke�Tl�r ! tmi the eult'Bja dWper iban ; tbatef .ifcar ;eara-^ae Crct iik * ��b m ir* rieaalot < It SiVers friOB '.^Biilia', Cut i Oian*" IB that t. eirpeads note .i np�ii ita srtlaUc ira try ef e�- ] sl�a, for It* kaamjr rctfeer thua ] brtiuatie.i'. Rose BdwIs, Flower Gen-tres, Decanters and Jugs are moat prominent in, the assortment, some of which come mounted in sterling'silver, others plain. W. J. Artnstroiig Jii:WEI.Eil JSNOBAVER OPTICIAN. Agsnt for BELL PIAKbS ^ rrcsidcnt Edward J. Wood of the Ecclesiastical division of the Mormon church called the "The Alberta Stake of Ziou," said: "Wo should very much like to live at peace with our nelghliors and all men. It is the olive branch we present and not the fire brand. We are taught from our earliest infancy to the 'aubjeet of ths powers, that be' sad always eoaduet our lives in SB honourabls, law-abid* lag, patriotic SBaaasr. Our psepMsrs Col. E. fl. MllNsm, P. lB.ll.. St. PSul. Hihn., instituted Nahibn lodge No. 14. of ttie Knights of Pythias. Orand Domain of Hanitoba. on the mh instant, at Nahton, AlU. The following olBcers were elected and installed:- C. C-A. Hammill. y. O.-IIenry Wlnsor.' Prelatfr-Rev. A. C. Brya.n., Master of Work-W. D. Ransom. It. and S. and M. of JP.-A. 93. Jes-sup. iiaster of Exchsquer-W. B. New - comb. Master at Aitas-^Prank Brown. Inner Uuard-M. W. McKensie. Outer Guard-A. Ulieniley. Medical Examiner-Dr. W. H. Keen Past Chancellors and Rspreseata  tives toi the Grand Lodge-W. R. Nev-combe, Henry Winsor. Trustsiis-Thomas Curris. ens year: F. D. Petormsn. two sraars; Archie Mclntyre. three years. Grand Cbaacellor Me Arthur has appointed W. B. Nswcomb his dsftuty. ths foUowiag vlsltlac kalgiits wsN pfsssnt:0;~ F.: P. ^�:�eBybsMs, Bup-, YOU WANT The BEST Typewriter? Then buy a when yen need a To go to the a'ation or bring friends to your htnne. CARTING ALSO DONE. J. G. Next door to Sohweitaer'a BAKERY. REOPATB 8TRBBT. LAY IN SOME MORE Before aaciher huh. When yon hare any ! II ! the BEST; HRRALIi PTG. CO. AaSNTB to do, give tts a call. Morrison 4 lion Phon*^fflee 180 Hinii�l�0 reme RepreeenUtive, Lethbridge; E. D.Hilham. Past Supreme Represen-tative. St. Paul. Minn.; J W. Kssa. D.Orc. Lstbbrtdis: John O. Evmis CarriBgtsn, N. B.; A. B. Bast�B, j lethbridge; T. P. Mosly. At|sn, , Oregon: W. B. Nswtidmb. Lsthbrldfk; Geo. M. Hatch. Grsat Palls, Mont. W. D. Ransem, Osags. Kaasass' P,D.1 Psiiriiila^ -IlllaelSi Olivsr Ksw Wsstmiaster, ;