Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 29, 1914, Lethbridge, Alberta
PAGE FOUR THE LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD THURSDAY, JANUARY 29th, 1911 THE LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD ESTABLISHED DECEMBER 1907 Publlihed by the Lethbridgt Herald Printing Co., Ltd., every l�wful evening at Its office, Sixth St., Lethbrldge, Alberta. Canada. W. A. BUCHANAN-Managing Director T. W. QUAYLE-Managing Editor JOHN TORRANCE-Business Manager PHONE: PHONE; Editorial, Reportorlal and News Department 1221 Advertising, Circulation and Job Departments 12 5 2 DAILY SUBSCRIPTION RATES vear. delivers^ .................... $4.00 .1 year, by mail...................... ??-99 R months, deliverod .................. $2.00 mouths, by mall .................... $1.50 3 months, delivered .................. $1.00 o montlis. by mall.....................73 1 month,' delivered ..................35 1 month, by mail......................25 .vddre.sses changed as otteu as desired, but both Ufw and old addresses must be given. THE Lethbrldge-Red Cross Dnit: & Book Store; .T. G. 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THE WEEKLY HERALD ^ubiishea eveiT Wednesday In eight or more pasres, nnd contains a. eumtnftry �f the news of the week, local and district .................. $1.00 s mouths in atlvanco.............. rear !n advanc 50o PREPARING THE ANNUAL REPORTS I How Mormon Church Keeps Tab on Her People-A Complete System LET THEM EXPLAIN. Jr is stated on the autliority of the Governiiienl lluil immigration prospects this year point to a tjrcater inflii.k into the Dominion from the countries of continental Europe than from Great j Britain antt the United States. ; In alluding to the volume of immigration from the British Isles certain hide-bound protectionist journals liave been wont to refer to the same as a fleeing from free trade. That is to say from all llie conditions of unemployment and other ills wliich these journals put down to the results of the e.xislcnce of free trade. Now \\ill they be consistent and attribute to a fiscal policy the reason why, if the Government's anticipation is correct, the emigi'ants from protected countries -will in 1914 outnumber those from free trade countries'? In view of the recent modifications in the tariff we may regard the. "United States as a free trade country, comparatively speaking, "with reference to trade conditions whicli have prevailed there. Other reasons -will without doubt be given so that the false theory with regard to free trade may be maintained. "To make the task easy we would suggest'the Balkan war as one. It has vith possibiUties of hitting at the trusts as that proposed to prevent interlocking directorates. Here is imdoubtedly one of the worst evils the country has to deal with, and that it has assumed serious proportions in Canada is evidenced by the elatement that a gentleman recently deceased sat on no less than forty-nine different directorates. The beautj- of these directorates, from the standpoint of the men interested, is that one company feeds the other and there is excellent facihties proAided for not only checlung anything resembling competition, but also the added benefit of seeing to it that the business is kept >vitliin a limited circle so that the litUe group of capitalists Avill get profits bolli going and coming, and in many instances -will stop several times on the way to haul down the rich, juicy plums for which the long-suffering public put up the price. The trust evil is one of the primal causes of the high cost of living and until it is made impossible for the interests to combine and not only defy competition, but to regulate the wholesale pi-ices, and tlie charges made to the consumer, it is absolutely Bure that the evils now complained of will continue to exist. High protection is blamed for fostering the trusts and there is no doubt but that the shutting off of competition by means of prohibitive tariffs is largely the chief factor in promoting the grouping of the get-rich-at-the-expense-of-the-public-artists, who have too long fattened on the pieople in the United States and Canada. If President Wilson helps to break up these Unholy combinations he will have accomplished pi great feood for the common people of his coun-Jry. When a group of men can get together and icontrol production, manufacture and'distribu-jtion through a number of auxiliarj' companies, .tiiere isn't much left in the way of hope for the brdinary people. If we are to have that kind of (thing let us abolish competition altogether and jgo in on a wholesale basis for governriient con-llrol of everything. There is no field for private jpnterprise if a small bunch of men are going to THE HEALTH OFFICER'S REPORT. CONSIDERING the large percentage of victims, on the American continent, claimed by tj-phoid fever the report of the Health Oflicer with regard to Lethbridge is reassuring. We fully agi-ce with Dr. DeVeber that tiie small mortality speaks very considerably for the skill of the attending physicians, and for the care and nursing supplied by the Gait Hospital. The comparatively small percentage of deaths from t>-phoid may also be put down to a less virulent form of the disease, and its occurrence in what is known as a mild form in the majority of cases. Sanitaiy conditions, particularly with reference to the sources from which tj-phoid fever arises, may have something to do with this, and confidence �will naturally arise in the purity of milk and water supplies. None the less, however, should confidence beget carelessness, and precautions should be continually practised in the ways of preventing and doing away with, as far as possible, the appearance cf the disease. Hygienic conditions, we believe, have much to do with the mitigation of the power of diseases. This is clearly shown in scarlet fever, which now does not appear in such dreaded form as it was -wont to do before modem sanitary arrangements were in fashion. � The report on the prevalence of measles points to a lack amongst many people of reahz-ing the gi-ave danger of the disea.se. It is not so much the disease itself as the effect it has on rendering the constitution open to the attacks of such serious complaints as pneumonia. In fact measles is responsible for the greatest mortality among cliildi-en. There is a common behef, 'which amounts almost to a superstition, amongst some people that so called infantile diseases, amongst which measles is numbered, are bound to attack children if not at one age then at another, and the sooner they get them and get over them the better for all concerned. With this idea people are even glad to give their children the opportunitj- of getting measles. Medical science, Ave beheve, agrees that it is by no means a law of nature that youthful flesh should go through the stages of measles, chickenpox, and diseases of the class. If Ave are Avrong in stating this Ave are ready to stand corrected at the hands of the Health Officer. Not until this \'iew is taken, and measles regarded -with the seriousness it should be, ydll there be a stop to the prevalence of an epidemic. Raymonil, ,Jan. '37.-The omco oE tlio stake presidency of tlic Taylor slake of tlie Mormon church is a busy place at this season of the year. The gcneological, statistical ami linaucinl reports for the year 1!M;5 are being compiled. They will then he forwarded to Salt Lake City, where they are included with fifty-nine similar reports cf the various stakes of the church to make up a .ncneral report which Is presented before a general conferenee which will he held April Pth. this being the date of the begin-iiini; of the ecclesiastical orgnui/.a-tiou eighty-four years ago. Raymond is the center of the Taylor Stake which embraces nine wards and includes Magrath, Lcthbridgo and as far east as Ctrassy Lake, while t'ardston is head(iuartins for about fifteen wards scattered from the in-tern.itional boundary to Calgary called .Mtierta stake. Hehcr .S. .Mien is president of the former, while Edward J. Wood is president ot the latter. .\ Herald correspondent, called on i\tr .\lleu at his ofiice and found him willing to e.vplain the system of record-keeping or to tall; on the belief of his people. At the close of every year reports are made up by a ward clerk, who is a paid statistician and whose duty it is to record the data during the year. These are forwarded to a stake clerk, who compiles the statistdca from the nine wards before they are sent to Utah to become permanent church records. I'nder the geneological dirision the names of the children blessed or christened, baptisms, conflrmationa, ordinations, marriages, deaths and missionaries out are written. These also show parentage, dates and name of persons who ofliciato in the ceremony. The president explained that "children blessed" corresponded to the teachings of Jesus whe.". He took little children up into His arras and blessed them, and that as soon as children are eight years old they are baptized and confirmed members of the church. This report shows the actiuil names of two hundred and one babes blessed and a tew more births -thus the birthrate is more than 4S per thousand, while the deaths which are recorded with equal care, show only S per thousand. The Mormons point to their vital statistics to show a very favorable condition ex-i-rting in their colonies in Southern Alberta. NOW IS THE TIME OUK POINT OF VIEW To think ot arranging passage for your friends and relations in The OW Country whom you expect to bring out in the spring You can secure, their tickets here and all arrangements -will be made tor their forwarding by THE DONALDSON LINE For information, rates, etc., apply to any steamship or railway agent, or H. E, LIDMAN, General Agent 349 Main Street, Winnipeg Those maiTied men Avho are protesting against the number of young men employed by the city, especially on t^e street railway, should not forget that ability to handle the motor otT-sets the lack of a Avife and gives a more comforting assurance to those who ride in the, cars. When the city gels rich enough to pay more money the young men may pluck up enough courage to start housekeeping. What is the u.se of -ft-orking up an agitation for Sunday baseball. U would not be loleratcd for a moment by Iho provincial authorities and Avould only lead to a stiff agitation for the elimination of the privileges now enjoyed on Sunday. There is little sense in courting trouble and it would come in buckelfuls llic moment tiny al-temi)t is nuwle to start eoinnu'rcializcd sport on the one day in whicli a niuii gels a (.hiiiit-e lu rest. 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Inotud-liig- the faeteat etoamors Ip the v/orld, "Lusltania" and "Maere-lanla." Now building for Canadian Sfirvlcc: l.l. "ACRAinA"-14,aM Tou For descriptive lUaratura, aatl- Inss, etc., apply to any Railway or Bteamshlp Agent, or THK CVKARD iTBAMSBIT COMPAKV, LTD. S04 UfalB St., Wlnnl|>*K. Maa. INTERNATIONAL SYSTEM The church follows an international list oi causes of death sent out from Washington, I>. C, anil which is agreed upon by all the nations of Europe. Scientific names only are used nnd all deaths are classitled under about two hundred headiugs, Such Sencral terms as heart trouble, convulsions, hoinorrhago, congestion, sur-fiical operation, debility or inUamma-tlon and similar causes are excluded. There appears to l\nye been no contagion in the district .ind cancer of different organs of the i^dy is responsible for a larger number of deaths than any other disease.' POPULATION The population ot the stalte is 1193. Magrath is tho largest ward, having 1038, i\hil8 Welling has only 90. Other statistics 8bo\v 6f> persons married. Twelve of the ceremonies were performed in the temple at Salt Lake City, while twenty-one were solemnized by civil authority. The temple to be erected at C'ardslon is for the convenience of the church members in the marriage ceremony and other church ordinances. Persons are admitted to the temples only on a test of fellowship sinalur to that used by lodges and secret organizations. This includes paying of tithing to the church, which is considered one-tenth of one's net annual income. This payment is not compulsory to membership, but is observed by a very large majority of the members who have an income. In answer to the question, "How is the money thus collected used ?" the stake leadet said that all the charity fund which is collected monthly goes to the poor and that oi per cent, of all the tithing paid is kept here to pay the expenses of ward maintenance, meeting houses and educational purposes. "The balance," he said, "goes to the general church to build and operate institutions of higher education and temples, to promote mission work and propaganda and to defray general operating expenses." The matter of giving to the poor suggests another idea. There are 51 widows in the stake and about 200 persons all told, received temporary assistance from charity. There are also 26 widowers, and 219 who are over twenty-one years o'j age and have never bfen married. It was explained at this point that the church advocates that people should marry at about the time they reach this age and that the home and family is the safety of the church and the nation. One hundred and fifty-one persons have been on foreign missions and twenty-four men and one lady are out at the present time. HAYirS PRESIDENT JHFUGTVE SCAMPERED ON BOARD GERMAN WARSHIP TO ESCAPE REBELS - FOREIGNERS PROTECTED Port au Prince, Haj-ti, Jan. 28.-Detachments of American sailors from the armored cruiser Montana were today guarding the American legation, the cable station and the Pi-ench hospital. German ibluejacketa and marines were placed on protection duty at the other foreign legations and the German stores,In the city. Large landing parties were sent ashore from the American and German war vessels yesterday, -when President Michael Oreste fled for refuge to the German cruiser Vineta, after fighting; broke out in the streets of the capital. FusMades continued tn all quarters of tlie city throughout the night, and there were numerous attempts at pillage of houses and stores, but these �were quickly suppreBsed, and the olty is now quiet. A citizens' committee of public safety has been formed. It is understood that Solon 'Wenos, former Haytlen minister at Washington will be selected as chairman of the committee. President Oreste and his wife remained all night on board the Vineta In the harbor. S. B, Mitchell, Aflent, Lethbridge Alta. SWANSEA'S MAYOR DEFENDS THE CITY Cardiff, Jan. 2Si.-"The most governed town In the country," was a phrase used a couple of days ago by a critic about Swansea, the rapidly extending and higlily prosperous port at the mouth of the Tawe. And the critic is himself a native of Swansea, but now of Glasgow-Prof. J. H. Jonca M.A., of the university there. The mayor has promptly taken up the cudgels in defence of the town. Aid. T. T. Corker is over six feet, and sturdy, and every ingh of him is amiability as a rule, but his geniality was replaced by a belligerent sternness as he answered the charge made. "Notoriously and obviously untrue," he eald, and seeing that he was able to point to a municipal electricity system that Is able to furnish a flue slice of profits towards lessening the rate burden; that in spHe of the gtetit expenditure on the Cray waterworks the water rate is being pulled down learly and that the town rates, now only 88. 6d., are on the down-grade- Mr. Corker must be conceded to have had the better of the argument in the first round. The Swansea 'people have a rore amount of pride in thoir natal place, and the feathers have not ceased to ily just yet SOME LIGHT ON PROPHECY Editor, The Letliibridgo Jlerald: Sir,-lu reading your urticlo in hist night's Issue on "ISritain's Naval Bud-set," and the questions you propound as to "when will these tromendous war taxes cease'.'" "Must there he nu Armageddon and tho overthrow of some groat power, or will there be political revolutiona in all the war-burdened countries, which will tend to promote pence'."' For nu answer to these momautoiis questions T would direct your altpiition to a statomeJit found in the third chnptur of Amos nnd In tho seventh versy, "Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but be re-vcaleth his secret unto hia servants the prophet." For further enllghtcn-nieiit as u> why we see at the prosont timo n universal preparation for war, we turn to those prophets who hold tho secrpt, and find that the propliot Joel. In his third cliiiiHer, has predicted a time of war. The 'present state of things amongst the nations is a fwlifilment of this rcniurknl)l(' i)ri;>-.plipoy. which was given aliout eis-'iit hundred years before Clirist. This .lirophecy was iiuolod by I'rtor on the (lay of I'l'iiteoost, when, in the outpouring of the Spirit, a 'portion of It 'was tulfilli'd. Intiinatelv connected with that t'uimilment, though at a lime far remote frpin it. is (he latter-day deliverance of God's peopli,', simkeu of ill the third chanter. The opening words are: "nehold in those days and at that time, when I shall bring again tho captivity ot Juda.h and Jerusalem, I will also .gather a'll nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshophnt, and will plead with them there." In view of this, In verse nine, God says: "Proclaim ye this amoug the Gentiles: Prepare war, wake up the mighty men, let all the men of war draw near, let them come up. Beat your plowshares into swords, and your pruning hooks into spears; let the weak say I am strong. Assemble yourselves and come al'l .ve heathen, nnd gather yourselves together round about; thither cause they mighty ones to come down, O Lord!" The attentive student of the context will discover that it foretells that God will be made known in desolaiing judgments; that He will roar out ot Zlon, and clear the Heoly Cii.v of all strangers, and that He will Introduce an age of blessedness in which Judnh shall abide forever, and Jerusalem from generation to generation. 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