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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - July 11, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta REV. DR. SHIELDS FOROLMONDON? Quite Possible That He Mav Called to Pastorate of 5purgeon*s Tabernacle* IS A FAyORlfE THERE 'Vill This Summer Occupy Pulpit of Renowned Church for \ Fourth Successive Yean _ -T:  ^/ By J. U '' RECENT press nnniuncemcnt J\ that Rev. Dr. Shields, ot Jarvls Street Baptist Church, has received and accepted a cabled Invitation to take a vacation Incumhency ot Spurgeon's Tahernacit, London, Kngland, calls for more than pass-Ine notice. This Is not the first time that Dr. Shields has been invited to this summer charge, and the incident has added slgmltlcance year In view of the fact that the present Incumbent of the famous Tabernacle Is authoritatively reported to be more than anxious to return to the States, from >vhere he -went to Xiondon In 1911, .. Since accepting the pastorate of Bpurgcon's Tabernacle seven years ago, Dr.' Dlson has enjoyed a most Buccessful ministry in a very difficult sphere. Hei succeeded the fam-roved so sucfoss'ful that probably jt will be repeated, only this time the Iholee seems likely to fall on the lanadian side of the border. A "Spurgeonic" Preacher DR. SHIELDS has for three years in succession occupied the pulpit it the Metro^Utan Tabernacle dur-ng the summer vacation and. In , flew ot the foregoing, his acceptance If a similar invitation this fourth fear, has significance. His many rlonds believe that he po.s.sesses In ilgh degree the various ciualltlcations lecessary to succeed Dr. Dixon, and he annual requisitioning ot his ser-'Iccs overseas would Indicate that lis fame Is by no means local. Dr. ihlelds' stylo ot preaching is-what Is ,nown In the Old Country as "Spur. ;eonlc." At his best his sermons .re models ot the expository art, and lioy are delivered In language as ap-iropriate as It Is glowingly cvangell-^- al He is a master oC elocution, and nn be heard in the largest audltor-um with ease. A great point In Dr. Shields' fa-or with the Spurgeonltes is that ho 3 the product of no particular school >v college. His "dox>" has not be3n ashlbned or beaten out thin by the choolmen, and It possesses all the 'Igor and robustpess that marks tJTo aan who does his own thinking. Un-^mmeled by the carefully propound-d doubts of cloistered professors, )p. Shields deals weighty and ring-ng blows on the evangelical anvil. Phis fact, couple* with Dr. Shields'  Hiwer of personality In other fllrcc-lons. has made him persona grata fltli lh�! Worshippers at Spurgeon'-s "ebernacle, and 1^ would be no eur- mm ..... Ill Hcv. T. T. Shiem, D.O. prising event It Toronto wore called upon to relinquish one ot her most popular pastors for ser\ico in another sphere. It so. Dr. Shields' friends may rest assured that, j\ist as Canada has supplied the allied armies with their most doughty warriors, he will demonstrate that her church militant can also product* men big enough for any position that presents itself. Foch das Great Moral 'Ario'iher Fine Appreclaiion of 4he� Generalissimo From a French Staff Officer. . THERE is another appreciation ot Generalissimo Foctt to be added to the long and inspiring list. This one comes from the pen ot E. Eequln, major, .i member of the French General Staff, and Is Jirlnted in The Xew Republic, It appears that- "by the strength and uprightness ot his character, as well as by his intelligence and his military science, he is the accomplished^ype ot the chief -a chief modest and simple, wlio shows himself only in the serious hours when responsibilities crush others, and who takes them with a resolution, an energy and a Serenity which astound everyone." General Foch's theory Is thus approximately set down: , "(1) To forbid any commanding officer, no matter what his rank, to contemplate a retreat not Imposed by the battle; In other words, to give any order to retreat before having fought. "(2) By the-word 'fighting' Foch means the obligation to fight with all means and no restrict: ,ns or limit, adding to the weight ot the last battalion that ot the determined will ot the chief In order to tip the scale. "(3) -n-ith this method ot fighting three years of -war are proof that one Is never completely defeated. A retreat may follow. Imposed by the enemy, but In one's energ>% In that of one's troops. In the rapid organization of the ground, one can always find means ot holding out till the moment when the chief In -whom one has faith Intervenes directly or Indirectly to help one through." This, declares Major Requln, Is the finest theory ot the value and the use of moral forces during the battle. "It is the one Foch himself used on. the Marne and the one he demands ot his subordinates. Events have always shown hlnji to be right." FOR BRITISH OPERA gIR FREDERICK COWEN'S new appointment as a Professor ot the Guildhall School ot Music for training In grand opera and oratorio gives new hope to those Londoner^ who were beginning to despair of British opera; (Sir Thomas Beech-am, to whom music lovers are so greatly Indebted, lost $5,000 a week during his last season at Drurj* Lane I) Sir Frederick Cowen, one ot the most prolific British composers, has for a mascot a modest pianette, only three feet higlil�Its keys yellow with age. "But." the composer says, "I would not. part with it for any money. Every work I have eorhpos-ed since a boy has been written with Its aid." ""CHARLIE AND BILLY gILLY SUNDAY was preaching about Ulscurillng false gods at Los Anijeles a few Sundays ago. Charlie Chaplin was in the congregation, and after the sermon Sunday went up to shake hands with the comedian. "Well, Charlie, my boy," he nald, "Where's that little old moustache?" Chaplin answered, brightly; "It was false, Billy, so I discarded It!" COL. LYNCH IS A BRILLIANT MAN Irish M.P., Who Is to Recruit in Ireland, Fought on Side of Boers. SENTENCED TO DEATH But Afterwards Pardoned-He Has Considerably Modified His Anti-British Attitude. W&HOVT SEKTIMENT. J^ISSES between women arc mere formality. G I'HEMIVM OOIjU. |OLD that Is liaiullDd by tlic dentist is always at a premium. - - By POLTTICUS THE announcement that Artlmr Lynch, M.P., has accepted a commission In the BrlUsh army and is going to Ireland to assist In the recruiting campaign, has quite a touch ot the dramatic about it. For the man who has now accepted His JIajesty's commission was extremely disrespectful to the KinK at the time ot the Bucklngliani I'al-ace conference on the IrLsh question. Further than that, ho Is. ot course, the former commander ot the "Irish Brigade," which fought on the Boer side during the South African war. For^hls action in Uie last-named matter he -Was convicted o� high treason at the Old Bailey In London, and sentenced to death, some fifteen years ago. It is said that he probably -would not jhave been put on trial for high treason at all-for the Government were not anxious to exacerbate Irish ,rese�tment-had it not been that he was elected M.P. tor Galway, and this was regarded as a kind ot challenge which the Government were forced to take up. So he was sentenced to death and his election xor Galway rendered invalid. The death sentence was, ho-n--ever, -commuted to one ot penal servitude, and. after serving twelve months in prison, he was released on tlcket-ot-leave,-and subsequently received free pardon from the King. Dr. Lynch-for he is a medical man by profession-and has, in recent years, built up for himself quite a lucrative practice in London-was born In Australia, some fifty-eight years ago, ot Irish parents. He was educated at Melbourne, London, Paris and Berlin Universities, and, in addition to being a doctor, is a fully-qualified civil engineer. Of Brilliant Parts FOR a long time after qualifying as a doctor ho did not practise medicine, devoting himself Instead to journalism and politics. lie is a man ot very brilliant parts, though not, perhaps, possessed ot too much balance. He is a great authority on higher mathematics, and also ""on psycholog>-. Furthermore, he Is a poet of na small gifts, and lias, as a prose writer, quite a taking literary style. Dr. Lynch has been a firebrand all his lite. But ho ' has repented him, in these later days? ot much ot his anti-British sentiment. In fact, shortly before the war lyoko out he stated in the House of Commons that his trial and conviction had Induced him to reflect, and that if Great Britain were attacked In future he would side with her, largely by reason ot -what she had done for South Africa since the Boer war. As regards the merits of the present war he announced himself as being "absolutely and -without reserve on the side ot the allies." ^t the �|^ame time he has "gpne for" the British Government on many occasions in the House-and In a way that cannot be regarded as calculated to aid them In t'he efficient prosecution ot. the war. Ho -was particularly aggrieved at the treatment meted out to those who took part in the Irish rebellion two years ago. The idea ot the application of conscription to Ireland aroused his wrath exceedingly. Only a few weeks ago he insisted that. It the Government wanted to avet-t grave evils in Ireland, they must withdraw conscription. This the Government have not actually done. But they have done the next thing to It-they have post-Ijoned It. If, la .the Intei-val between now and October, Ireland does her duty In recruiting there -n-iU bo no more heard ot consorlpfion. Dillon and Other* IT is probably largely because he realizes that this^ Is the only way out ot a gravely critical ditricuity that Dr. Lynch la going to devote himself to recruiting. Mr. Dillon ought long ago to have taken this line, instead of trailing, as he did, into the trap set for him by Do Valera. By his neglect to do so ho has wounded the Nationalist party sore^ in the general esteem ot the British people. Indeed, the only Nationalist M. P.'s to show any enthusiasm for recruiting of late have been Captain Stephen Gwynn and Mr. H. A. Law. Dr. Lynch has been a storm-centre on many occasions In the House of Commons. Yet In spite of his having borno arms against the British, and in. spite of the fact that that reproach has been often brought up against him at moments ot excitement, ho Is not unpopular with the other member.'} ot the House. If'is certain that his newly-born enthusiasm .for recruiting .work will in-croiiHO his populaiity there, wliatovcr ellevt it may have elsowhero. ________, .British General Arranging Flight Across Atlantic �^rAJOR-GKNF.RAT, W. S. URANClO:R, of the British Army, who is In �'�Washington to establish an air routo from the United States to Europe in order to bring the full force ot American effort in tlio air to bear against Germany. Plans are already well advanced for the Initial air flight'to take place In August. Gen. Branckcr believes tiuit airplanes drlveivwlth Libeity motors will be ci-osslng the Atlantic in fleets next summer. This is a portrait drawing of Gen. Branckei-, R.A.F.. by Francis Do(lihock vw'- By GltATTAN O'LKARY. SIR GEORGE FOSTER once dc-serlbfid Sir Wilfrid Laurlor as "this man with tho French heart and the English head." Hon. Charles Doherty, under tho national spotlight because of the incident at Guelph, may well bo described as tho possessor ot an Irish heart and a Saxon brain. For, so tar as his political record and Parllainentary manner are concerned. Judge Doherty is the least rcpresontallve of Irishmen. Ho has none ot the gay, Irresponsible wit, tho flowery rhetoric, or even tho Celtic mystery ami passion, which h^vo come to bo regarded as tlio birthright ot an Irish politician. Ho Is outwardly cold, judicial, dignified, and his speeches, extremely long and analytical, arc as dry ns a chapter ot Blackstono. When, fresh from a brilliant record as lawyer and judge In Quebec, ho came to Parliament in 190S, he stepped almost Immediately into the forefront as one ot Its biggest minds. His wide legal knowledge, as well as the prestige which his name brought tho Conservative � party In Quebec, commended-^hlm to �'Sir Robert Borden, and one day, iBUch to tho surprise ot those who dhl not know what was transpiring behind the scenes, Judge Doherty superseded Sir Geo. Foster as Sir Robert's chief lieutenant in tho Commons. There was quite an uproar in Conservative councils over tho cfiange, many ot tho old guard claiming tluit Sir Geo. i'oster, who was then weathering the storm ot tho Foresters' funds and other charges, had been given a scurvy deal, but it -was significant ot the esteem in which Judge Doherty was held that no one ever as muchi as suggested that ho had In any way sought to Influence the decision of his chief. In 1911. when Sir Robert Borden formed his Cabinet, Judge Doherty, seemingly as a matter of course, was made Minister ot Justice, and ever since that time It is not too much to say that ho has been one of the few reaiiy close and con-tidentlnl advisers that tho Prime Minister has had. Strong for the War FROM tiie beginning ot the war to tho present day no member of cither the old or the present Government has taken a more decided stand in favor ot Canada throwing the utmost ot her power into the struggle. Ho has spoken witii uncompromising decision In this respect, and, unlike some other politicians and statesmen, his war speeches have never been tuned to geographical consldoriuions. "It you want to sec Home Rulo In Ireland, show the motherland'that Irishmen in Canada are worthy ot Homo Rule," ho told an Interrupter at a stormy meeting In old St. Anne's, and his speeches in the heart ot Quebec have been just ns militantly patriotic as that which ho delivered before the Empire Club ot Toronto. He has been criticized, openly and secretly, for his administration of the Military Service Act, and it has been charged against him that tho Act itself, which was his handiwork, was a mountain ot technicalities, providing loopholes for evasion, and entirely,Inadequate for the purpose it was supposed to serve. Those -who t^ilk In that vein forget that It tho Military Service Act was found inadequate Its Inadequacy jwas not in meeting conditions with which It was framed to. deal, but an altogether different sot of extraordinary conditions imposed by tho great German oft(Uislvo which began on March 21 of this year. , -It has been -whispered by some, that, in his operation ot the Act, Jiidgo Doherty was influenoedjiby regard for the attitude ot his native Province of Quebec; and such was tho ImplleiNautfgeBtlon in tho at-tiicks directed In tho House of Commons against admiiilstratlon ot the Act. Never was a more undeserved charge loveliod against a public man. For all tUWiUgh tho diij's o� the florco agitation against Quebec, when some of tho frailer spirits In tho Admlnls-tratlcn counHellod eompromlso and betrayed lack o| decision. Judge Dohoi;ty never wa-ybred In his belief thati'lconBcrlptlon' could be succoss-luUy applied to Quebec as well as to the other Provinces. Ho never favored the "ahoot-them-down" policy, advocated by some , jD^rriallstlo critics, but he was steadfast; dh maintaining that a policy of firmness, temporod with reason, would eventually prove sucocsstul, and today ho holds thai tho present satisfactory situation in Quebec is the logical outoomo of that course. "It a man solH out in a motor vehicle fiU' Sll- John Leigh has furtlier shown , hl.s practlcai interest in soldiers by|,t,i-^,r o?.';^;:'d!i^, .^^"Ly^t \n lustratlng his policy, "ifwoulvad on a second, tho luggage In a third. We did it luxuriously, with three men to each barrow-;-ono In front, one behind ot\ the handles, and a third with a rope. In front ot all." It was a forty-five miles trip, �nd Dr. Montgomery calculates that ho and hla travelling companion had 25,000 bumpa on tho first day. Tho Bishop, who is a son-in-law ot the lato Dean Furrar, v/aa nt ono time vloar of^. Alai^k's, Kennlngton. IS ;