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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 28, 1907, Lethbridge, Alberta u REAL ESTATE I bag to aiuiottlnci that I hare opened offioa in the LETHBRIDCE HOTEL BLOCK For the trtuuotiou of tgeneral Real Estate and Insurance Business I am establishing with eastern and western both in Canada and the United If you have anything jrom wish to sell list it with it will oott yon nothing if I do not effect a If wish to buy and I hare not what you give me a description and I will find it for Macleod Fire Life DEFEND mum Gentile Citizens tf Cardston Reply to From the Culgtiry j Tue recent attacks upon the Mor mons of Alberto by the llevoroiids Kilpatrick and Soniervillo of the Presbyterian bus led your correspondent to make some in quiry into tho matter among the leading men of oldest town and virtually the headquarters of Moruaou colonization in South western The statements appended hereto arc direct from iho gentlemen credited and in every instance given over their oivn The thought ful observer will note with the exception of the straightforward tes timony of president of the ecclesiastical organization in the AlLerta the expressions are from the lips of men who may be lassed as disinterested they have no connection whatever ith the Mormon church in any way would have undertaken There is no doubt but what the stea dy cultivation of the land for x tho hist 20 years by those people has clone an enormous amount to con vince the outsit public as well aa riitSdeuU of Alberta that thir j of the best wheat growing sections u the 1 WAS tiuuy from tins settlement bout thirteen years and left uay roiwHy In the hands of Mr then president of the ICoriuoh liurch in Ho was n attending to it by my They money out of tho Laud for me rid all transactions were fair and quanj to a pleasing liircgurd to the loyalty of there is no question to begin with about thoso bom under the British and as far as I nearly all thoso who were citizens of tho are now of the Do You could not expect any settler or immigrant coming to a new Yoti will be building possibly thia jeaabiyapd will require Bath Room Warm Air Furnace Hot Water System We are prepared to give yon rigKt prices arid the test of We make a specialty of this work and you are sure of Particular attention paid to Phone C8L WaKely The Leading Steam and Hot Water MORMONS ARE country to immediately throw oft allegiance to the country of his birth which he has a natural Our as western that providing the community law abiding and their con science and belief is their own prop am Lumber to George Rogcrr Builders Supplies of Every Description Wholesale and Retail Lumber Shingles Doors Windows We must remember that Amer ican was first colonized by a people who left their native soil to be al lo wedto worship as their conscience of the Cardi dictated and we think it is contrary ton Book and Drug one of the largest stores of its kind in Southern said I have een in business here for going on three years and I findthe Mormons fery good business people to deal They have never interfered with me in my religion as a member of the Church of nor have ever heard of their interferenceuith others in this I see less j crime here than in any ether town I have lived in tho The Mormons are as patriotic as the native Canadians and just as I to defend British institut ions as any of the truly The longer thatI live among the the more respect I have for them I am led to believe that the misrepresentation ol the Mormons is fathered by prejudice and a lack of to the principles of the British Em pire talk of evicting people from confines of that Empire who are so far as wo can see and violate the laws and traditions of the The majority of Mor mons here are only way in which they differ from their compatriots is in their is Signed THERE IS NO POVERTY Mouldings Lime Lath Building Paper Tar Paper Cedar Fence Posts Phone 23 Turn Over a New Leaf for the eosuing year and tha old plumbing torn out and clean plumbing pu through your house and avoid in fectious and many of diseases that come from bad We are ready to undertake any work of this which we do n a skill ful and nephew oftho late Lord Sydenham and hrother in law of the Very Archdeacon of said I am a member of the Church of I have lived among the continuous ly for the last 20 I am ofthe opinion take all they are the best settlers in So far as an outsiderwith an inti mate acquaintance can poly Irwin said I am not a Mormon but a communicant of the Church of I have the North West Mounted oliceforce for the last 27 I was in charge ofthe police at Cardston as inspect or from May until the 1st of last when I was placed on the retired list of I have been jdstice of the peace both in the Northwest terri sso in and for the prov ince of I amstillan active I came among the Mormon who were entirely unknownto me until that I have found thcm a very lawabiding community and I think that the criminal rec ords will benr me out in saying that thestatistics of this district will more thnn faxofably compare with any portion of the Dominion gamy is a dead letter the Moi Canada The Mormon religion is mons just us virtuous and law abiding os one could wish to iive It is a pity that men like away off in who cannot possilly anything personally about the Mormons should take upon to preach against and revile some of the best settlers in Our Graniteware made in Canda by Canadian workmen for Canadian We carry a fnll stock at especially low The Central Hardware Store L VROOMAN If you wish druyiag or on aay kiad Wa the largest aad beat cartage bmainess in the with thoroughly eiperieneed nen in All work promptly attended Bay and Oats of the frtde for Coal deliyered all parts of the city wn short Western Warehouse A Transfer First dooi south of Phone 63 L FOWLER Giaeral to carriafe all aiMk rf wood work ia fcraixM V8 BOW WHAT MORMOXS HAVE secretary of the Board of Trade and also of the Al berta Fanners said I am a communicant of the Church of 3fy father was the Vicar of for thirty and Rector of CarletorL I was located in Lees Creek with when the first Mormon settlers arrived in They inquired of usall about the and being they their town about a milebe low our The next day they had several acres ploughed We did not inquire into their religious proclivities and never bothered our heads about that phase of the com The setters up till then had done nothing but run stock on gov ernment Flour was imported from great distances and cost us about and up per The Mormons demonstratedat once that the population could be fed by grain and other products raised at The boom in real estate in Southern Alberta and thrc greatest factor in advertising is The first hardwinter wheat was grown here five years ago and the seed sent from here in carloadrlots has supplied the farmers far as Calgary and very first Dominion Day that rolled around found this new colony celebrating the same in hearty regal styfe beneath the shades of the few trees skirted along the creek and the bhift canopy of Sunny Southern Al I remember that my old friend Donovan recited the Psalm of Life on that and I sang a while Sam Dercnzte and myself dash ed for doar Hfo in one of tho most exciting races upon terra Kilpatrick they are Mormons first onri Canadians I should say that they were first and Mormons after for the great major ity canto from British stock or were litcraliy British by I think that at the the Mor mons came here there was absolutely no prospect of this country being set lied for many years yet to The rcost of them had a very long andnrdous journey over the Rockies from eight hundred to a thous and with their Welsh and people the Scandinavian pen and I do1 not know of any at that period who their own and I have nothing to do with I could fail to the splendid organiza tion which extends to every portion and every family the There is no such thing as poverty in their Not only to their own people but to those of every other denomination and I have knownwhere fuel and provision have been sup plied to nonilormon families who stood in They seem to oppose no sect creed and their meeting houses are open to ministers of other denomina This liberty has been taken of on many Not a few of the people attend ser vices of other As regards their citizenship and fealty to British law and Canadian institutions find this need not be thought strange because a greatmanj of the elder portion of the commun ity and the parents of the middle aged and younger folk were born Lii der thn British flag I find them Take for instance the b rainion Day it iscarried out here in as loyal a manner any part of This in strict keeping with the teachings of of the church in this The Mormons aro always very friendly a social as well as a business MINISTERS Prwby tcrian divine of said Th utterances of Kilpatrick and Somcrville at a recent Tneeting in Bloor Street an most unfortunate and calculated to engender unChristian Al though only their own personal view yet they may be as the of the Presbyterian This not so as these pmtTemcn have no authority from the church to so Government1 can onl deal with the political status or cit quote the words o Oliver They arc intelligentand the religiout be lief the govcrnmeitt has nothinf to We are a litertyloving peopl and rejoice that everyone can wor ship under his own vine and fig THE PRESIDENTS STATEMENT President Edward Wood of the Ecclesiastical division Mor mon Church called the The Alberta Stake of said Wo shoul like to live at pence with our neighbors and all It th olive branch we present and not the fire We n re taught from our earliest infancy to the subject of the that be conduct our Hvei in an patriotic Our people continually exhorted Cana dian citizens and British subjects just as soon as thfey are prepared to take the Oath of Person I am an English my father being a of the Crim ean and a man proud to tell of ritish deeds of British aw and Our loyalty is ever doubted by those who really now Just as soon as I leted my three years residence in Alberta I becameafullfledged sub the Dominion of The are hereto make heir homesand help redeem and ullivate those almost limitless acres of rich prairie Our coming is not an ihvasion in anyiense of1 the We mean to live the law of the to obey and sustain We believe in being suh ectsto one ofour we believe in honoring obeying and sustaining the We do not wishto boast of our accom we leavethatto bur friends who have witnessed the formation oftheface of theearth in the IfiKt few people in he are used to frontier Lopioneering and making hew ho es They7 have battled with thecondit ions in Colorado Arizona and We respect the religious opinions of all menand ex press our tolerance in ah article of faith which reads We claim the privilege of worshipping Almighty of Canadian Which Will You Support RAYMOND SUGAR When You Buy Other Than You are not only up holding cheap foreign labor of the half civ ilized islands in the South Seas but you are sending your money out of FREE A recipe for ranking New England Mention your jrrocers name and Dept and write When you buy Raymond Sugar you not only get a cheaper and sugar free from that Sugar Microbe INSIST nn gttinf the hoire prodnet RAYMOND SUGAR if grocer jhfti Dot have it for a trial sack I KNIGHrS SUGAR UNITED God according to the dictates of our conscience arid allow same lot them worship how or what they Our pat services of Dominion Day have always been held in our worshipping assembly hall and I do not know that this Natal day been allowed to pass uncelebrated in the history of in answer Kil Do they grow good Canadian I would and in a much larger geometrical ratio than ofourneighbors There isno the people live their Card stons population numbers some 1200 of more than onethird are years of If the reverend gentlemen willbut eome and see for we this of sung for them The land 61 theMgple and tne national Save the we their hearts willjbe touched andtheir opinions STormbn loyalty docs hot consist of worddefence We shall be found ready to stand by our adopted in the hour of need and march shoulder to shoulder with bwr Canadian breth rc 1 New Effects in 4 Cut Glass Oar recent importations in clude an assortment of Eng lish Rock quite different from that hereto fore of AT instituted Jfanton lodge of the Knights of Grand Domain of on the 15th1 at The following officers were elected and Master and and of 7L Vaster of New Master at Inner Ovilftr Keen Past Chancellors and Reprwenta lives to the Grand Henry year two Archie Grand Chancellor McArthur has ap pointed Newcomb his Tht followiBf Tiiitinc kaiffcu Vcb t Sup The CrtBial itself x than that of ther eBrct tk m re pieafrlog It fliffcrs from Cm in that note npch ita artUUc ira rf for bcjaty ratker ihia brill Row Flower Cen Decanters and Jugs are most prominent in the assort tome of which come mounted In sterling others W Armstrong JEWELER ENGRAVEP Agent for BELL PIANOS DO YOU WANT The BEST Typewriter Then buy a Smith Premier It is the HERALD AGENTS when you need a CAB To go to the station or bring friends to yonr CARTING ALSO Next door to REDPATH LAY INSOME MORE Before anctkcr When you hare to give Bra Morrison liion 180 Home 160 reme Lethbridge Past Supreme Reprewn John Evans Xtw Lethbridge Great ;