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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 31, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta AUGUST 31, 1918 DAILY HERALD PAGE NINE The question Is frequently asked: and what are the MenuonlteEt" history tour cen- '.lu'fles, a body pf VelJgloiis re- forraers1 dissented from the domin- ant Curletlnu church, the chief points ot dissension were.. (a) Baptism' by aspersion for -which I Instituted that Of Baptism tot the In lieu ol that of an "outward i'a inward grace." ho kind amjices of Willlaui Pean. I chosen by lot at semiannual confer' (c) Tho elimination of ihe baptism of Infanta. Simon Menno, born In Holland In an earnest expounder ol doctrine. He been educated for the ministry, and became a Cath ;olic prJtist in 153C, but later, dlssatis- .fled with became an An 'abatlst. His'missionary labors were confined to Holland, but spread, Into G or many where lie soon had a large.following'. In 1G22 his followers, now-bearing I be iiama ot "J.teuiioniles" Vere expelledvfrom Ger- many through ttie persecution and'in- Ferdinand, II. They tleri for a short tlmo In Hungary and Transylvania, .hut In 177C, by Ihe In- vitation and encouragement ot Cath- erine H, Empress of lluasla, they mi- Grated lo that country- Tho rights and privileges guaranteed by that liberal ruler were: (a) Protection from Los- Ulo Invasion. Freedom'from tax- 'atlon for ten years, (c) The right.to administer 'oaths in their'own way. (rt) A family, oijjnehun- Jcsj-rniiitowu, being the centre ol their atrtttfth, and In 1708 a, church and school were entibltahei la 1109, Ire hundred families settled Lancaster County aloiie. and from there they migrated tq mauy carta of the United Stales. ID Mi Huula took, a radical change with regard! MconoalU Alexander H buued an edict limiting their exemption from military service to Us after vblch date they were to bo 'subjicl call, even th'oujh It. was anlnst religious-ccarlctlont of the right to shed human blood.. The laws ot Hiu- ilu at iliot lime forbade emigration lo other countries, but'the ornperpf made an exception In" their favor, al- lowing all to leave who would not take tho alternative of military service. The Russian Menuonltes subscribed -with wfilch they sent a large delegation to'tho Untied SU'.es to Inquire Into the prospects of favor- able colonization In America, as a re- sult of which they made eipenslve purchases ot land. In 1S77 colonization In the United States quite-.extensive, many ol them settling In Indiana and South they have sot the pace of agricultural 'achievement that has dred nnd- a _ 'acres of land; (e) P-ji-nefua! from ni Hilary service. Hv tills Russia a no peer on ine continent. The American' Jlennonltes are sub divided Into, at hast, five factions: (a) The regular Hennonltes .who maintain the.' old, organization, (b) The ReformediMennoniteB. who se ceded from the main body In 1811, and who profess to -follow In detail the teachings' of Simon Moinio. (c) The New Mennonltes, organized In 1847 by a few disconfen ministers of the old organization. (ii) The Evangel! cat Mennonltes, who In 1850 seceded from tho previous seceders. (e) .The Amish Jlennojiites; sometimes celled Hookers." They bellP.Ve. Inline personal rflgn of, Christ in tho unlawfulness o'-.paths, believing lhat an path or pledge to -the or disqualifies them from nces and their preachers give their errlces free. The Jlennonites now settling In C'-in- ida known as "Huttcrlan Breth- en" In commemoration of Jacob Hut- er, who, for the sake of their rail- Jon, was burned at Ihe stake in Inn- ipruck In 1630. They have spent thousands ot doi- _ars this year In cruising Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberla, wllh the osult that they selected Southern Al- and especially the Lelhbrldge district, as being the most suitable 'or agricultural and colonization pur- At present (here are colonies near Macleod. Cardcton. Haley, Mas- rath, Itaymond anil Lclhliriilpe. While hey live the community lite, having all things fh corumon, still they Are !ree to mil commercially with all classes, and having much money a I ;helr disposal, spend the same in their farms, as Is already manifest, Ihus adding grace value to the commonwealth. When the United States entered the present war, tho Jlennonites be- gan nocking to Canada for a future home. In' 1S73 arrangements were inte-cd into by the Canadian govern ment with Ihe Jlennonites !n Russia granting them entire exemption from military service should they come to L'snsun. Several thousands at that lime came and settled. In Manitoba and at the, same time the present sect and others settled In Nebraska, and !iouth Dakota. It is under tKb treaty of 387-1 that the present emigration takes place. In South Dakota, English is the lan- guage taught in all their schools'and certified teachers are employed. When tho first delegates' came to Canada they called on Iho provincial goVern- dent, and assured them of their desire to comply with our educational laws'. O V UftSBNMlACh _ trrlf.ly and desirable' accession being" true followers of Christ; In the sparsely settled while on tho other httid, the bigotry'and prnscrip- l.ine policy Germany-rooted r.er.of of her best subjects. The first SVennotilte'coloalsts In the United States settled; in.1683 tinder uhlawfullnaEs: of. war; -resisting viol- ence and discountenancing law.suite; ab.ilamlng 'roni- Immoral practices end as a rule very good citizens. '_ deacons .are An Offer of New Health to Weak, Anemic, Nervous, Rcandown j-oui wbolc POMCMM a fcor-f oM I ,tie stopped. f Careless handling- oE .gaso- Ine .tanks and hoses, creating unnec- essary waste through spilling be stop- ped, the tops ot gasoline tanks be.kept tight. motorists shut oft nes v'heh not driving the cars. (Frojrt Our Own Blatrmdre, Aug. Mark Har- risoh of the 192ud BatUiUon, but late ot the 10th at tbe front, died of wounds IB.the face, side aad thigh at Xo. 45 clearing staliun. France. Mark was born' iu' the north of England and came'with'his parenls to Dlalrmore about Before lie enlisted he was1 aulitaot at the C-E'.H. station m in more, and when I.lcut.-Col. Lyon call- ed'for recrulls for the 192aJ, Mark was among the ilrat to eulist. lid was a splendid follow ami ol quiet tllspo- Hti parents and his brothers, Charles uk-'u, and one sister. Lily, are left to'-mourn hts loss. The deepest1 sympathy of Iho community is with them. J. R Hunter of tbe local customs. Just received word that his William Hunter, was for the second time on (ho list in France with-gunsbot wounds in facs arid iegsVaud Is now at the Fifth'Gen eral Hospital at Holougne. Nev. Year's Pay he was gassed In the rpnclice, but in April ho wae sent to the lines. R. Pearson aud wife lelt Blalrmpre pu Monday evening for Cam rose, .where Mr. Pearson la eu ;aged, wlth.i'- the Camrose Normal Jchool. A number ot friends met at he home of XIr. V. M. Thompson on Friday last and presented them will an address ot aiujrccialion and a jurse. AM wish them at their neu tome Cal gar'y Sunday-eveuina on a altorl v The local girls' basketball'le'ani woi again di the Smalonum against t Selluree'team a score of 32 to 11 and w. J. Bartlett mot ored. down .to Maclcod on luesdaj along .witirHsv. Peters of- Bellevue inccL with -ille Slethodisl meeting, and returned Ihe same day. The. school board at Frank have eh Misses McKay, Murdoch and McNtfill as Icachcrs for the en SUJD? year. The Bohemians at Frank are iog ftxtenafve preparations for a fet day'at Bellevue on Labor Day. ?Jr. Sirs. Frank retuir ed from Nelson last night, (ht have Koent viceXs' holtda; Frapk is back at Iho town office to ,Pte.. Ralph Rpssc is on leave from Petawawa Camp, Ont, and arrive home this moaning He reports thd his is still at th camp find Is TLOW wearing the thre stripes of i Is look ig well and expects to return to cam n six weeks. Coomfet cwefully'thoe three tons why it is wisdom to frt a Model .You enables you man work m time. price" umisnatly low ing its quality, its room, beauty, corir fortandfefficSeney.! _ Back a real dnithui ifwtitu- tion prepared to for scmce and requimnents now and later. Comfort, Service and Price D. S. Williamson 4 1456 ''I Letribridfe UtniUj fr i VESSEL LIBELLED A Canadian Atlantic Port, Newfoundland sclionner nia which was lowed Into port ny a flshlng which found adrEtl'oCI tlie coast after tlie crew b a Oerman .submarine failed yith the -American Army on Ui .orratne Front, Aug. ATI Austi n' prisoner wefitei ronl Bays, Oorna roop J have to be" placed bebird ths wiltuprders to shoot any man who e AN ACCIDENT Montreal, Aug. eiauiiuallon the wrecked Lake .Manitoba, which aa burned at tbo Iniperbl Oil com- any's woarf, show'cd 6W or 800 or tbe 1600 10115 of crude oil were stored In the vessel'3 wa- r ballast tanks, are untouched. Toe tiuiry held here today by Commissioner Demers established (be fuel that the fire was the result of an accident. Tbe fire, starting from will be Jonkhesr G. L. M. Ruljs De Bccrenbroucb. He is a Roman Cath- olic aud the queen's commissioner for an unknovu cause, hid melted a province of Lfmburg. Ills leading to Ihe oil tints. NEW DUTCH PREMIER London. Aug. Dutch premier, says Ibe Daily Mail, probably thles, it is said, are with the entente allies. He was minister of justice from 1SS9 lo IS91 and has' been commissioner in Llmburg siuce 1S93.. lift is 7G yean old. TUB (WHfERUt CAR Ont.TonTriick J7S8 Run.boui HO Teuriri SM Coupe 87S Sedin 'Cliifiii KS y. 0. B. Font Ont. rjlHAT'S t'ne customer's firet question, usually. How do you answer him? Your .goods may bp superior, your clerks may be cour- teous, your store attractive, but, after all, unless your de- liveries are prompt and dependable, your customers will be disappointed and trade elsewhere next time. Do you realize huw many people judge a ctore by its deliveries? Is your delivery system on a par with the rest of your busi- ness? Does it draw new trade or Jose customers for you? Are your horses as suitable for ycu as they vere at one time? II not, why do jou pcrsibt.in being a little behind tlie times, when a Ford One Ton Truck' would be more in line 'with your other business standards? Perhaps your deliveries cost you too much. -If you are using motor trucks, they may be too heavy for your lino of busi- ness and therefore too expensive. The Ford Truck uses tea fuel when handling a full load than some triidis use running empty. The 'Ford One Ton Truck is a money saver, so why not modernize this department of, your business at once? AU vricte to vnr t excift c 'to desert- Ford Garage, Dealers Lethbridge A. P. Veale, Dealer Warner Z. N. Skouson, Dealer Raymond 111U MADE IN CANADA O NE question must arise in every motorist's he reads of the Chalmers "Hot Spot" and "Ramshorn" manifold. How do they affect the performance of the car That is a question to-day's Chalmers carl answer in a most convincing manner, When you drive the you surely will recognize the unusual .unusual that has been attained. D. S. Williamson Co. Phone 14% Utkbridgc The handicap of low-test gas has been largely overcome. The Chal- mers motor "warms ,up" instantly into smooth, responsive action. You will admire the fine easy-working controls, the flexibility and power of the motor. The more'critical you may be the higher appreciation you will have of this sen- sibly priced car. 1 You are invited to test to-day's Chalmers any time. Arrange for a demonstration .to suit your convenience. i CHALMERS MOTOR 'COMPANY of Canada, Limited Walkerville, Ont. ;