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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 15, 1913, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME VI. Lethbridge, Alberta. Wednesday, January 15,1913. PRICE-FIVE CENTS Number 29 . C. Kl HIS CASE TO THE PUBLIC Did Not Say " Down Town " Work Was a Dismal Failure THE HERESY Those Taking About His Views Seldom Attend Church to Hear Him .> * > > ? *> *' > * * * > *> CONNECT. YUKON ? WITH WIRELESS ? Ottawa, Jan. 14.-A proposal ? l.o establish a serios of wire- > less stations from Athabasca ? Landing up the MaeKenzie Kiv- > er to Herschel .Island, and ? from there to Rampart House, > in the Yukon, was discussed at Dr. King, director of the as- > tronbrnical department. *'';v * ? : : > > * ? 1 to give an unfair and unust impression of the status of the pastor, I ask the privilege of making the following statement to the cili'/.ens of Lethbridge. I wish to refer to three points specifically : First, I deny most emphat'cally ever having made, either in pujlic or privately, the admission that the transfer of the. public services from the church building to the tli:alrc has been a "dismal failure." 1 have said that the results in attendance and collections have uot reached my expectations, but the ao.mi-slon was accompan ed by ,the statement that the refusal of A number of the members of the church to fall in lino with the clearly declared will of the majority in this mater oi a progressive polioy;-�was largely." responsible, for jvliatpver :pi disappointment, ray 'Mown town" plans had met with. I have further contended and"' st'll" ma'nta;n that considering all the difficulties and handicaps u-der which this work has been prosecut?d thp Total results so far are an tiiinq; but disheartening. 1 claim that the experiment, has so far amply justified itself on this ground, if on no other, that hundreds of people, e pec'ally men, have been induced to participate in divine worship and listen to the gospel in the theatre services who otherwise would not have been in any religious service, and further that many men who had been more or less alienated from the church as an institution have to my certain knowledge voluntarily confessed their recognition of something vitallv Christian in this effort to br'ng religious truth closer to the thousands of the unchurched. Secondly, let me reier to this statement which appears in your article in lust night's issue : "Those v/ho objected to Mr. Watson's theology and methods of church government were the persons who have been, for some time active in assisting the church in the matter of its financial support." 1 do not wish to minimize 1 he importance of anybody's help in the church work or to challenge the actual words of the statement, but I wish to guard against. the impression which your readers might probably draw from the statement to the effect that the minority who have aaked for my resignation are, so to speak, the "financial backbone" of the church. 'In view of what was said per above I think it only fair to make the following' statement' which is vouched for',by the church .treasurer :, Smcc my acceptance of the pastorate to this church, six months h'to, the contributions to pastor's salary and current expenses of the fourteen members who' have asked for my rcs'guation hate totalled .less than l."> per cent.' of the total contributions during that period, the ' lo )se" iorlecL'ons not being considered in this calculation. Thirdly, let mes'say a few words as-to the. accusations of heresy upon which the demand of my resi-rnation is ostensibly basod. During the discussion' a speech of considcraMe length was made'by one gentleman who confessed to haying hea d me. preach only once since, I came to this city, and that was shortly after I came. Let mo refer to that particular sermon. In the first place, the disapproval of my theo'ory which this gentleman based upou that single sermon was founded upon a vital misunderstanding of what I actually said, -a misunderstanding which I explicitly corrected Inst Monday evening and which I would have been glad lo correct six months ago if the gentleman -had given me an opportunity. In the second place, I have the.most '�'(Continued'.on page .5). Biggest Outlay, Yet At-tempted-What it Means to Lethbridge WEYBURN LINE London, Jan. 1.4.--The "Times" this morning published a letter from Earl Grey, in which he takes exceptions to the way In which Austen Chamberlain referred to Canadian affairs in his speech on Monday night. "I desire to protest," he says, "against the assumption that Sir Wilfrid Laurier's policy of reciprocal free trade in certain natural products between Canada and the United States, showed any want of Imperial support on his part. On the contrary, it is believed by Sir Wilfrid and his colleagues that the free entry of the products of Canadian farms, fisheries and forests into a protected market of over 90,000,000 people would add greatly to the wealth of Canada and thus create an increased market for the manufacturers of Canada and the United Kingdom. It is possible to go further and say that it is not improbable had this policy been accepted by the people of Canada the British preference would have been further increased. "As one of those who desire to secure the nearest possible approximation lo inter-imperial free trade that is, firstly revenue requirements, and secondly, national necessities as each of the self-governing units of the empire will permit, I am inclined to agree with tihose who believe that the adoption of the reciprocity proposals might have brought about a nearer approximation to that ideai of inter-imperial free trade which is so dear to the heart of Austen Chamberlain. "No, Sir Wilfrid's policy was not conceived in any anti-imperial spirit, but the speeches of Taft and otihers alarmed Canadians as to the character of the American ambitions and had much Influence in causing' the people to reject the proposals of the Canadian statesmen, who are" just as prepared as Mr. Chamberlain himself to spend their last dollar and their last drop of blood in any struggle necessary to maintain in the integrity of the empire." WELL, HERE IS A PRETTY LOST EIGHTH By Some Mistake in Bill, Part of North Lethbridge Was Left Out in Cold Over $7,000 Collected in Improvement Taxes - Will City Have To Refund the Money Again - Staffordville Chortles Winnipeg, Jan. 15.-This afternoon contracts will be awarded by the Canadian Pacific Railway for the construction of 2,000,000 yards of new branch lines throughout the prairie provinces of Western Canada. Such a quotationfas this surpasses all records, and it"'is now assured that 1913 will;. ea^v C' > * *> ? > O WAS GIVEN A' YEAR .$ 75,000 . 175,000 . 60,000 Total .. 'I expect ARMSTRONG MUST PAY $20,000 INTO COURT BEFORE-HE ' CAN APPEAL, Calgary, Jan. 15.-Stay of execu-tion was granted in the Gollard-Arm strong case by Judge Simmons this morning on condition that $20,000 was paid'into court in ' cash. Failing .this the sheriff will seize the, defendant's land and goods.' :' /. Counsel for defence" stated, that an appeal would bo entered in & day or -tWO.. �: ,.i '.�.: ': .'"�,; � I  URANIUM STILL ON'BOCKS 1 ! Halifax,.N.S., Jan. lfi.-The Wind is 'blowing strong from the westward off Chebucto head (his-morning'with'the Uranium still last on the. rocks, Tilie steamer "Seal!*, when she arrived from Newfoundland last night-formod with the othors in the combined, efforts-�to. pull her off at ten o'clock this-.morn-intv, and they '..worked,.for ^nearly �an, hour, but failed to-budge-her.: The llputening of cargo continues and'another attempt will be made this aft'err noon. - ' �: �.�..'. ..- *!�'. ............$310,060 we will have to under-, take the construction of a storm sewer system for North Lethbridge," said Mayor Hardie, this morning, while discussing the meeting with the C. P. R. officials yesterday afternoon. "We must provide drainage for the subway. It is just possible that the present sanitary sewer is large enough to meet the immediate needs, but the storm sewer system will have to come." City Engineer Blanchard last year suggested the construction of what he termed a No. 3 storm sewer outlet. The cost was estimated at $59,000 for-the trunk sewer, and $41,000 for the laterals. The trunk s-:wer would have its' outlet in the coulee through which the Macieod trial approaches the city, and would run on a line from the top of the hill to strike Thirteenth street North at Third avenue, and the laterals would branch off from this pont. The 1912 council, however, felt that thig work could not be undertaken in their programme, and handed it. down to the 1913 council. The plans1 are practically all prepared for the work, and if installed to provide drainage for the subway, as it will be in all probability during the coming summer, little but the trunk sewer, and the lateral as far as the Thirteenth street crossing, will need to be built. The cost of this portion of the No. 3 system would bo about $fi0,000. It is quite evident that the action of the council in reaching agreement with the C. P. R. yesterday, will provide for such an outlay as will make the /Thirteenth street crossing onc of the busiest corners in the city during the coming summer. Horse- stealing is a dangerous pastime. Frank Bearr, before Judge Winter, today, pleaded guilty 'to stealing a horse at Coutts on December 24 last, and; was sentenced to one year's?'imprisonment in the local jail. Baerr made an' attempt to get across the line .wjb.en -he', heard the police were1 after him, but he proved a bit slow,.as the Mounted Police caught hm. It was stated that the prisoner had formerly been in trouble in Vermilion on the charge of 'saddle stealing. "' �t* �t* J* *1* *3* QUEENSLAND SHEEP CENSUS Brisbane, Australia, Jan. 15.-On December 31 last there was a total of 20,704,981 sheep in Queensland. Troubles never come singly. Mayor Hardie is a firm believer in that oid-time saw, and Is of the opinion that his experiences since coming into office will bear out his belief. His last trouble comes from North Lethbridge, and takes the form of a threat fro mthe inhabitants of a certain part of that portion of the city to demand taxes paid to the city during the years 1910, 1911 and 1912, amounting in all to approximately $7,000. incidentally, the residents of Stafford Village are chuckling up their sleeves, for they believe that they have the city in a position now, where they can force them to listen to the demands of the villagers lor annexation to the city, or else force the city to pay back some thousands of money acquired for local improvement taxes in the district in question. The case is one of the most peculiar any city in the 'west lias ever had to deal with. It seems that back in 1908 or 1909, tbe city fathers applied to the legislature at Edmonton for a revision of the charter. In this charter the city limits were to be extended, but somehow the King's printer, or someone else, made a serious error, and instead of having the city :n Township 9, where it belongs, it was described in the charter as being situate in Township 10, somewhere in the neighborhood of Diamond City. Eighty Acres Strayed When it was too late the mistake was found, and for a whole year the city of Lethbridge was situated where it was not." Then, very quietly, the provincial government, had it moved back to ivhere it really was, but again the King's printer, or his devil, or some, one else in authority, made a blunder, and left a. whole line of type out of the amended charter" '��:"" The consequence was that eighty acres of North Lethbridge was left stranded, over near Diamond City. That was along in.1910. The eighty acres in question is the most easterly half of the n. not so bad to make1 a mistake. The trouble comes in being found out. Somehow, the chairman of the council of Stafford Village made the discovery. That eighty acres was at. one time very closely related to Stafford Village. Now, when the council concluded that Stafford Village was not exactly a desirable acquisition, and the request of the Village council for annexation was turned down recently, the reeve pei'iy ia to reach forth their hands toward the city treasurer. City Needs Money .Mayor Hardie is in a quandary. The city needs the mcney, but the people can demand what they have paid. The worst of ir. is, that it is hard to fear up sidewalks and graded streets, and waterinains, and put them down somewhere else. They are hardly transferable. If the $7,000 has to be raised, it. will have to come from cur- called on the Mayor, and made divers j rent account, it represents tne past- threats about the wrath which would be sure to come. The eight? acres still missing from the city was mentioned, and lit was learned that the Village council had been doing some missionary work among the residents of the famous eighty, and hav� them convinced that all they have to do to get back some $7,000 paid out for local improvements fronting the pro- three years' taxes. The city is going to get the 191S taxes from the property, however. At the coming session of the legislature, the council will ask not. only for a new charter, but also for an amendment to the old, so that the stray eighty acres may be gathered again into the fold, and the taxes legally collected this year. 10 PAYS THE LOSSES IS MERCHANTS OR THE BANK ? 'AIR WAVES" ACROSS SEA Berlin, Jan. 15.-The wireless station .at Nauen reports that it was in wireless communication with New York yesterday. This, it is said, is tha first time direct wireless,, communication has been established between Germany and America. . y * * : * >  TH L BRIDGE BUSINESS MEN SEE A BRIGHT FUTURE o- .-..% DUCHESS OUT OF DANGER I v Montreal, Jan. 15.-The Duchess of Connaught bulletin today, says: "Her Royal Highness passed a very good night. Th& Duch-oss! cough is much less troublesome, and the abdominal symptoms have almcst subsided. No consultations have been necessary since Sunday, butLIt-will be some time before the Duchess can b.e moved from the hospital. No further bulletins, wll be BBiied,-(Signed) W. K Worthlngton." : .;. .j. '�> . ? : ? : & MEAT PRICES ARE IS NO INCREASE HERE. DESPITE ALL RUMORS TO THE CONTRARY AUSTRALIAN WHEAT -ACREAGE Adelaide, Jan. 15.-The South Aus-tiytlian government statistician mentions that frbm a general review of the available reports, he expects the tota larea under wheat will show from 30,000 to W- ......r>; y -vr' � � �i'^gi That is the Question Bothering the Victims of Crook Chambers Who pays the piper in the case of ' the 700 or more Mr. Smooth. Artist. Chambers extracted from Lethbridge -business men on Saturday? That, question, and the possibility of laying-hands, on the con man are two much discussed questions today. , The merchants are of the opinion that the banks should stand the loss, 1 and it Is understood that some of thorn are intending;to make a test case, so that the blame may be attached to the proper parties. According to the way the business men figure it. out, a cheque is marked "accepted" for the purpose of pro--tecting the public. But because the banks did not take every precaution to prevent the face value of tbe cheques being changed, the merchants, * believe they have a right to claim that ' the full amount appearing on the. cheques as cashed, by them. They [ submit that the banks should have used a protectograph- 01; have written in red ink across the face of the  cheque, as is customary when a pro- ' tectograph is - not used the actual : amount for which the cheque is accepted. The Crucial Hour The local police are of the opinion the cheque' artist could have been captured on Saturday. He went into |'the Higinbotham Drug Co., made some purchases, and handed over the, cheque. Arthur Higinbotham became suspicious, and sent the messenger boy to the Imperial Bank, on : which the cheque was issued. At that : time, it bore the raised amount. ,.7:he;,' bank clerk, to whom It was submitted looked at the "accepted" mark, and passed the cheque back, saying it was all right. Had he looked in his,:; ledger he would have found out,-the ;y crooked action of Chambers, and th*>,'.' man could have been taken in toW ;; before he had time to make a-get-> away. � - .� �'---.-.*>:� Good Advice . . ;.,..--;: "The only way for merchants to protect themselves," said a prom-  .' lnent bank manager to the Herald , ;:, this morning, is to refuse to cash cheques unless the person cash-, ing them is well known or Identic._ ... i fled by someone they do know. ; ' This s, requred by the banks, and1 -should be followed by other busU : y ness men also; or they should tel! the man to cash hia cheque at tb*e., ':j bank. ... �� v'' U. B. Rylands tollowsd this - course-X with the Chambers party, and- the la,fcf" tor took his departure: witnout press-v-'1 ing for payment of the cheque; \ �  Alexander Chambers,; alias--Barlo^,-.;'^ alias' Baker, is admitted by the poliqe fl authorities,here to be one of the.mq|t �' expert and dangerous forga-s. :th0y:'i have ever run up against.: ItvappeaVs:-i.. that the mano^isited the stores bt L. . Keel. J. D._ Higinbotham1^': Co;; W^fji Armstrong,'1 and Echartson's T)QCiS;',i store; where he raade-purchlis.es 'J&f? makltig his- purchaBeVGhamhers'fwQulg,^ present a choque-'fov &h aiwmntin ojfSf"1; cess of the price o^'Ms pur�has�>. tffei would subsequently Receive his phangd ^ 'and leave his purchase-W be ejll^Ote/^'C' turn vlajj, ^^W^^Mliz if Mlr 11 18 C3$+?? 41 225? ;