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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 29, 1921, Lethbridge, Alberta FAC.K FOUR DAILY JANi Proprietors and LCTHBRIDQE HERALD POINTING COMPANY. LIMITED I South, Lull-bridge, Albert! W. A. UUC1IANAN JrwH.nl and UaiiaKiii JOHX TOKUANCB of Circulation! Subscription Ritu: tfetiy. dtlivrred, per weak..........I .25 DallV, br mail, pr.i- year............ 8.00 Ptllr. by tor 6 months........ 4.a5 telly by mail. .3 months........... 2.50 weekly, by mall, per year.......... 1.50 mail, par yeur to U.S... 2.00 BRITISH RULE IN INDIA. The "Outlook." published in New York, in one of its January numbers, contains an article from the pen ol DlTid Downie, a missionary for more than thirty-Ova years in India, with, as he says, exceptional opportunities of knowing the people and the Gov- ernment. The article has been writ- ten for the express purpose of con- tradicting statements that have ap- peared in American papers con- demnatory of British rule in India. In regard to these statements Mr. Downie writes: "I could say. with- out the slightest fear of contradic- tion, that there was not a single word ef truth in the statements." Mr. Downie refers to a paper pub- lished in New York, entitled "The Tragedy of which not only re- peats "fabulous" statements but adds to them a series which, he states, are Utterly untrue, and yet, he adds, "I am credibly informed beli.'ved by many otherwise intelligent people in America to be actual facts. One wond- where Americans get such false! traces the sources. ef misinformation, first, to the super- world tourists, who make a aWp and jump through India, speak with a few English-speaking Indians, Bet fed up with a lot of misinforma- tion, and then go home and POK as Authorities on things Indian. The second origin of misinformation Mr. Downie puts down to the' well- kaown desire of Indian university stu- dents for Government employment, and who malo the obtaining of this flu chief aim in seeking an education To get a Government position certain difficult examinations must be passed. A considerable portion of the appll cants faii. That, of course, brines dis- appointment. Of course, the fault, as they estimate it, is not theirs. The fault Is the Government's for demand- ing such stiff examinations. They will have revenge in doing all they ean to discredit the Government. The third source of misinformation Mr. Downie traces to the German propaganda. In spite of the Great War, ha observes, Germany is said still to hate her eye on India. To accomplish her purpose Britain must be discredit- ed m the eyes of the people of India. Not a difficult thing to do with a small bat persistently disloyal section o( the people. These false accusers of British rule, writes Mr. Downie, speak of "the in dependent India of two centuries ago." By a reference to history, he there was no independent Ipdia two centuries ago, nor at any other period. "Great remarks Mr. nownie, "did not invade India for the purpose el war and conquest as the Aryans and the Mohammedans did. The East India Company was established solely lor the purpose of trade. The and Portugese came for the sama pur- and atill have small provinces in the country. Misunderstandings 'among these companies and the native peoples led to war. Either by conces- sion or conquest the company's "sphere of influence" was extended till It became the dominant power." After giving a sketch of the pro- ken and form of British Government In India. Mr. Downie adds that it will be that Britain is carrying out the obligations as named by Queen Victoria, particularly in their applica- tion that "Our subjects, of whatever race or creed, be freely and tlally admitted to office in Our service, the duties of which they may lie qual- ified by their education, ability, and Integrity, duly to discharge." What Britain has done for India, writes Mr. Downie, would, if all told, fill a large book. la the first place she has stopped foreign in.va3 Ions, of which there has been an al- most uninterrupted succession since India was India, before it came under British rule. For putting a stop, he says, to these horrible invasions, In- dia owes a debt of gratitude to Brit- ain which can never repay. Sec- ondly, Britain has given to India a Government by which protection and elvll and political rights are secured to the people. She has established a Bplendid system of police and courts of justice, by which justice is secur- ed to all classes, irrespective of caste, creed or color. Thirdly, Britain has developed the country It never was before she came. She threaded the country with railways giul canals; established a magnllicent portal and telegraphic system; and has built large Irrigation to prevent LIFE AND ITS TIME time "Time on its wings flies swiftly by." "Art is long bui is fleeting." These are familiar lines, and it may be that in this veiy familiarity the lesson they instinctively teach and the warning they give pass unheeded. We speak of the brevity of life, and when compared to eternity thit. is true. But how few of us use the consciousness of this to the best advantage. On the other hand are we not too often inclined to shuffle off our responsibilities and to let opportunities pass us by with the consolation that after all life is too short to bother with this or that. Those who guide their action by the callous consider- ation of the space of time as allotted to man below fail to jrasp the true mission of life. Many an individual who has died at an carry age has accomplished what others have regarded to be impossible in the space of time they may reckon to be at their disposal. If we search our mem- ory or the pages of history there will be many names which we can recall whose bearers, in their short lives, have ren- dered considerable service to the cause of humanity. At any rate there is one inspiring experience in the life of our Lord, Who, in the short spell of thirty-odd years below, transformed the world, in the new beliefs He created and in the new principles of living He formulated, into a far better place to abide in than it was at and before His coming. Life is brief, and it may be that in the Divine Purpose this was so ordained to be to spur man to achievement, in the proper sensing that there is not much time for waiting on opportunity. It is in the full sensing of the brevity of life that great achievements have been accomplished. Those who so achieved had in them the spirit of now or never. Had it not been that to them the shortness of life was a consciousness, there would have been an inclination to rely on the fatality of postponement, in the thought that there is "plenty of time." Life furnishes opportunity. The opportunity cannot be dallied with, in that life is brief. The very conscious- ness of Anabaptists. It WD9 originally to he eaten Granum Suffers From Too Much Scandal Talk (From Our Own Correspondent) GRANUM, Jan. annual con gregational meeting of the Presbyter ian church was .held on Monday even ing, when a large and gathering1 met in the church, and heard the reports of the different or ganizations, elected officers and dis cussed tho work for 1921. A gratify ing feature of the meeting was thai in spite of several months of vacancy all branches ,the work of the con gregation were shown to be in a heal thy condition and were able to close their books with a substantial balance on the right Bide. It was decided to again have a printed report of the year's work just completed and same will be in the hands of the members in due time. F. W. West and D. M. Leyden repre. sented Granum at a meeting held in the town of Claresholm Tuesday after- noon for the purpose of discussing the possibility of the mid-day train ser- vice being cancelled and to consider a united effort to prevent same if at oil possible. The caterpillar engine and graders of the Argylo municipality have been having a thorough overhauling. The work has been done by Mr. J. B. Boyle and J. B. Whinnery, of Granum. The work on the engine was completed this week and the graders are expected to be finished by Monday. The work has taken about two months and same is now guaranteed to he in first-class condition and as good as a new out- fit. Mr. Boyle informed the Argyle council that same should run for a number of yeara if given proper care in handling of same without any furth- er repairs needed. The repairs and work has cost in the neighborhood of On Thursday evening the members of the Eastern Star met in the Mason- c hall for tile purpoaa of holding their monthly social oveniiig, which consist- ed or cards, niiiMc and dunclns. After a dainty lunch had been served by the members all depiirted for their homes. after dinner to stay the stomachs of I declariiiK it to be one of the best that those who went to be shriven. The I Shrove-bell was called the Pancake Dell, and the day of shriving, "Pan- cake Tuesday." o. A cycle of nineteen years, at. the end of which period the newj moons fall on tho same day of the" year, and eclipses ocenr. Barrow, Rector. Rectory, 212 8th St. 8. Telephone 1406 Holy Commnnion, 8.30 (in 10 Bible Class. 11 (Solo by Mrs. H. H. Johnson, choir 3 School. 7.30 (Anthem bs' Ushers lor Car- ierry and Collier. Communion in Chapel at 10 a.m. Wednesday o'clock. THE UNITED CHURCH OF NORTH LETHBRrDGE Rev. T. D. Jones, Pastor 271 5th Ave. N. Phone 1659 Choir Leader, F. Jackson 0 Dept. of the Sunday School in the ilsll. 1 a.m. Topic: "Success in Life." and Primary 'Jo- partments of the Sunday School in the Hall. Dept. of the Sunday School In tbe Church. 15--Young People's Bible Class In tbe Hall. 30 p.m. Evening Service. Subject: "The Task of Reconciliation." METHODIST CHURCH Cor. 4th and 11th at May. Chaa, C. Cragg, B.D, PaMar Ernett F. Layton, Ornanist and Choirnmter. 11 Worship. Subject: World's Cry for Bread." and Dept. of the Sunday School. 12.10 School and Bible Classes. Mission Band. Service. Subject: 'David the Choien." the Mora Breaks Sweetly O'er Thee" (Shel- Hark, My Soul" That Are Weary" Mrs. Layton. Organ prelude at "Sketch in D Flat" (Melody Mig- nonne) "Cantilena" (H. A. Wheeidoni. "At Twilight" FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH }rd Ave. and tth St. Jos. J. A sacred concert will be given by le choir at the close of the evening ervlce. The following program will e rendered: Ye the Lord." Promise of Mrs. Clinton. at Evening Mr. and Mrs. Jnmieson. olo Lizzie Ralston, eading. Janet Mcll- vena. Miss M. Smith. lort address on Music. olo Stott olo Bessie Worth- ington. What of the Janet McIIvena and Mr. Win. Holt. ale "The Church In the Millard, Stott, Jackson, and Jamleson. Village the choir. School. and Supper. Sermon subject: "Christian Citizen- 2." Society. on "God's New Now Law-, giver." A reminder- Lantern lecture by the pastor on Feb. 8th, at 8 pirn.: "Beauti- ful New Land of the Moa." A night of story, songs, and scenes. KNOX PHCWYTERIAN CHURCH Center 4th and tth t A, H. Denoen, Mlnlaur. 10.00 a.m.: Sabbath School. 11 a.m.: Morning; service. 11 a.m.: Kindergarten and Beginners Clan. 11 Morn toe 1 p.m.: Big Brothers. 4 p.m.: Chinese T.SO P.B.: Evening semen. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH Corner of Sr4 and Mh Strut F. W. DvfM, Mr. B. Director ef Choir WHAT WH STAND Evangelical Ministry, Regenerate Membership, Religions Liberty, Christian Equality and Biblical Au- thority. Morning tiana meet for prayer. At 11 Subject: "The Fall ol Jericho." School and Blbk Ckws at U.1I. Sunday School In the 5th Ave. N. at I p.m. Engine at T.IO. Subject: A Song Service at 7.15. Everybody welcome. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE SOCIITY Hull Block, 7th Strut Sunday Service at 11 a.m. Sunday School, 12.10 a.m. Testimony Meeting, Wed. at 8 p.m. Heading Room open dally from 1 to I D.m. SALVATION ARMY We bcllovo all men may be saved. ASSOCIATED DIBLE STUPCNTt 418 (th St. South. inrtaya, p.m.: Bible. Study. indays, p.m.: Study. p.nj.: Bible 3tudy, fallowed by pratae, prayer and tinioriV Dieting. I Wclc.orr.t. No Collation, All publications ot Society may ow be obtained locally, Including Finished Sunday 11 meeting. 2 People's company 1 meeting. 7.30 for Souls. "NloM Monday P. worker) la charge. Tue.ittay practice. Wednesday meeting. Thursday meet- ing. Band In attendance. Friday cadet class. Saturday meeting. Adjutant Hardy and commanding LETHBRIDOE PENTECOSTAL ASSEMBLY 511 7th Street Seuth John McAlliter Sunday, 11 Service. Sunday, 3 School. Sunday, 7.SO Ser- vice. Tuesday, 8 meeting Wedneiday, 8 Study. Friday, 8 People's nsoet- inj. Saturday, 8 mutton. HALL 205 13th Mrttt Meatlnfi Worship and Breakloc of Bread, 11 a.m. Sunday School, I p.m. Bmfeellitle Berrtce at 7: JO p, m. OotTi Way of Salvation Proclaimed Everybody welcome. NOTKK 4 Chnrch notice! shbald be banded In the evening before day of publication to mnrc Insertion. 4, ;