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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 7, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE TWELVE THE LETHBRIDGE DATLY'HERALU A PEASANT 'IN LITHUANIA DAYS AND NICtHTS OF FEASTING (From an Engllshwomaii ia Kovno, in the London Times.) have had the good fortune to at- tend a Lithuanian country wedding. One day my husband's soldier servant Charles was born in America, and never tires ot telling you bo, is an American) m.e that his brother John OT (.also was to he aarrled that Sun- day. "Woold Mrs. Madam like to see the jeremonyf "Mrs. Madam" said she would. "1 f Ural- Madam could bo rrow a motor-car, we couW do the journey. in Mir hours, for my brother lives in tie of Kino, with my father. 'shall be there five "Fife 1 asked, astonished. "Surely.' On Saturday night is the dance. My brother and; his friends all night at my father's EM and her friends dance .'at her Then after .the wed- ding we all go to the bride's father's house'rand- dance and', sing, eat and drink until Tuesday; then they come to our house and dance, until Thursday, and then ttiey go to their I though it was about time.-. We started_off_at the appointed-lime round us. Many ot them bad never an Knglishwoman in their lives, and 1 WOE as much amused at hearing myself and rfothing fully discussed: the verdict on the whole was not flal- terius. Soon it waa time for us to go to old Mr. (Charles's father's) bouse. I was anxious to call at the lrlde'8 house, but this was not allowed, 1 was a friend of the bride groom's family. The houses stood near each, other, and from each could be heard the singing, shoutl'jg, in the other. Mr. received me with great ceremony; ho was delighted with the white bread I had brought. I v.-as led to Ihe table and made to eat and drink, and then 1 hid Myself In a corner by Ihe stovo, and watched them dincing the old country dances and playing country games until 1 o'clock, wben I slipped away to Bra's housa and went to ued, but, alas! hot lo sleep: the.s_ounds of "yerelry ;pon- ________._.____ ____ tiaued all nijhL v be too plij, and no one will want This was the program ;on Sunday buy her.' ,When the father saw tho vodka lie 'Still' Jonas must Well at about 10 o'clock ono night Jouss and his friend went lo Dame's house and" walked straight lu. Wo knockf at doors iu Lithu- ania. They bad taken two bottles ot vodka with tuem. They went to tha table In the centre ot Ihe room awl Eat down to 'It. Then Joua's's friend sail) to the father, -Have you any heu to and'.lho old man seid, 'J.'o. The friend Vaiil, 'Soon your'hen will FM not speak, al- though Dame peeping 'from behind tbg Etqve; and'ho and she had an understanding all by themselves. The friend ;then asked how' much! money tho lather would give, and tho father And so they talfc ed for some Jirae.. .Theu Pame's father said, '1 will give Charles said this with-much pride, as the sum, it large.) Thef friend Jonas could speak." (Which He did fast enough, I'm "Dame's mother cama with a sauce- pan and.broke'eggs into it nnd cooked them, and eet "them with bread upon the cable: 'To'tie friend she spid (not io had paid for the 'My eggs nnd bread and your of white, bread, xwhich Charles in- lorine'l_ the best offering' 1 could During the journey .Charles instructed rao on wjiat ''I should dOj what 1 should not doj .'he told-me about the betrothal ceremony. The Bargain for EznV I took a sack full vodka.' Tbe friend called all Ihe family rouoJ, atid they ate. Dame's eVvbrftnisjiit', two-towels arid two hamlkerciiie's and gave. one. of each to Jouas and his friend; they tied'the towels rduud: their necks and went Korrie.- Next day, Jonas wont to see1 tney'arranged'all about the; wedding." I asked, "suppose Dame jiad met a yojingman she liked better than "Then lie must go. to -Jonastand give him the money Vhf.ch was'spent on the vodka and tell him ho could not have Dame We "soon arrived at Ezno. A_ largs "at' tlie oi father's :7arm. 1 climbed It .during my visit, saw fronticl I asked.if the vqung man first to the falhGr. Charles was ''The maiTnnisl not speak one- v.'6rd to the father until the money is "Of course.. The girl's to'pay my brother "The young.man who falls in.love and wishes an old married man (every man nho Is oldt they usually marry, when about 20) to go to see the girl's fatber. Sterne (Jonis's girl) lives close to our the- distance. ;of Charles's sister. .Soon wo had a crowd stopped-fn house; that'.of Eva Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday uighb, also daring tlie days, with fre- -.Intervals for refreshments. 'anyone felt Mred a table, leant'tils- just sat Jacob H. ScUffGire Eighth of Property for Benefit of Poor and NEW YORK, Del, be- quests of approximately were mad a by Jacob H. Schlff, baaker and philanthropist, who died last -Hia'wlll, filed Monday In sur- rogates court, leaves the remainder Ct the by K'V'son aM. diughtev Mortimar U SchSB ot Oyster Bay, and Mrs. Frlstea it, and'slept, or on'the flpor, quiW unconscious. o( (he din about him. .'l-was bitterly disappointed next morning to tied 1 was not'allowed.to go to the church. The. bridegroom clftoses one old'man Joua's's case an; uncle seven "young men; 'Jonas rode, "with these to Dame's. .1 SO with them, so I.saw all the show.- The'Bride We found the. brids.seated bjr table, looking reryfsolemu acS sad. She was dressed iii'TN'hite, w.ltb'a long veil and a wreath ot myrtlejyroi lier were'grouped severi ybnns'girls atid one old lady (a mischievous-look- ing girt, not Her father and moth'er sat hearDama and all their friends (loolting. nona the worse for their strenuous Bight's enjoyment) were gathered" round _ Jonas and his followers (Charles was' outside, aiOiey; and amongst them) entered and up to Dame., drove off' The widow -was "amply for" outside the will and In a separate document, provision also was jnadft for Mr. SchWs personal employees and tia employees ot Kiha, ft bank Era of which was the eenlor according to counsel for eiecators.' Ho appraiaal'oJ the actual-value ol the possible, at .Uis tiros, it WHS said, and be de- termined only wheSrtha jtate comp- the transfer tax. In the petition Sled -with the "more than tlO.ODO In real and personal property" Tras. mentioned. One ofthtf'naET charitable bequests was to tke Jewish Orphan asylum of. Frankfort-on-tlis-Haln, Ger- man't, Mr.N8chUT8 birthplace. This sum 1s to be added to a fund V he created many yean ago in memory.ot his parents. led the.bride to the Vailing drosUji 25 years Green label quality is good. i Blue label quality is better. Try a sealed carton. Re'd Rose Coffee is genuine good Coffee. DEGREE FOR CALGARY-PASTOR. N. 8., Oct. at night's seBBloirof the. Presbyterian Sir Robert o! Toronto University; declared that the board of governors "tho contribution the Presbyterian' church has made to roBjonsible gov- ernment In this estimated." -.A. Dr. John McMillan resigned, from of DalrfousU McKinnon. University and was nominated his successor. Among others to doctoi of divinity was Rev. J. M. Wilson ol Calgary. he said. She'flung; herself weeping at her father's such a-passion of tears-that I thonght.her heart would I said to myself; a'rd into this 1'felt bitterly sor- ry for her and also for JoW, but when I glapc.ed at him he un- mcneil The weepug Is part of the ceremony. Dame, every Lithuanian bride, would .earn a for- tune, ou the stage. .The" lady friend and the teyea young ones then seysn young friends, all to tSo church. leaving the father handed E.W9 roubles to old man, the suit agreed upon at the betrothal. The rest of us, Jonas's lot and Dame's, including her father acd mother, waited at home for their re- turn. -I spent the time in answering in .very indifferent Lithuanian, Polish and Russian, the .question, some of a highly embarrassing nature, valeh a curions old dame asked me. I >TM g'ad to hear the signal of a fiddle oet- side Thin dgnal tor the father to go to the floor, foDowed by his wife... He .carried a.tray on'wnlch were two small glassej of wice end a bit of braad. was Chrowu open, and tha blBBhins couple stood before us with the'local fiddler plays at 'all behind them. The Married Couple The" bride and bridegroom ale and drank, and tb-en- ter From then..onwards, ;'nntll ire all moved Iri a.botiy'tO'OW air.'-'C louse it was an orgy, of eating, dano-. ing singing and drinking." Alioilt 2 o'clock-on Tuesday' afternoon Jonas prepared to take1 his .bride home, to his father's, pamc -bit- terly, taut this time 1' was wiser, ani dlrl trouble f Charles had warned one of wnat was'fo follow, but which some iho'merits we seemed-'tp ing in a I caught sight of American Charles 'StnfHng caps, saWers forts, info" his" Saucepans, boots, beds, cloths chickens, everything the bridegroom's friends conld "jay hands hurled Into drpshkya uotstde. xWith a.wHd.ctj.' IJame'i father hurried out'to find his favorite horse ieln? gaily ridden off! .Ton are. supposed to hand cyerjthinc over to tie bride, but I am going to keep my cup for lack. I tUnk. for her father's sake, it is well that Bame is an only daughter. WE HAVE THE'LARGEST AND BEST ASSORTED! STOCK OF VlCfOR RECORDS IN SOUTliERN ALBERTA. WILLIS PIM40 STORE "HOME OF CANADA'S BEST 707 Third Ave. South (Hull Block) Phone 662 Why not prescribe a good Box Spring for "nerves" Ask- your- Home Merchant- for, SIMMONS SPRING finest, oil tcmfwred, doubUcone, spiral sp rings mount- ed 'pi a frame of seasoned wood and with htivy layers of whjte cotton felt. Covcr- with ticking of quality designs. Roll _, 'SIMMONS "ALASKAN" MATTRESS Filled with Uyers of wnite .scientifically built up Uytr.by layer, and then stitched tufted. Fine, ntlvy tickinj 'of Very .Attractive, designs. Roll Canada has no Pure Bcd- Laws but Stminom has! YOUR doctor will tell you that most people today suffer from spmejorm of "nenes." Much of' it is 'duS to a Bed Spring that is worn in' riunips and spring perhaps never builtf jot sleep'ln the first place! For perfect relaxation and sound ypi'i need .a resilient Box Spring, with a firm but soft tress. Both built'for sleep! The real authority on Beds, Mattresses-and- Springs .built for sleep is Simmons Limited. i Simmons Limited is the maker of these fine Sim--' mohs for'- sleep. :And In and in' Box Springs you will find nothing quite so restful as the ones built by Simmons Limited. ASimmonsMattressstays firm but soft. It is scienti- fic ally built packed with wads of Tilling. It is filled neither .toe tight nor rigiit to invite sleep, A Simmons Box Spring is always flat and never sags or humps. Your spine rests aiiil nerves rclas. The "Alaskan" Mattress and "Waldorf" Box Spring .are great favorites all over the Dominion. Excellent quality at the jfiedium price. Your dealer show you other Slinmons modclsj i too, nt other Also Fabri.c built for siecp by Limited. SIMMONS LIMITED MONTRLAI, WINNIPEG VANCOUVER CALGARY Daughter of E. R. Chapman of New York Named as Co-- respondent in Divorce Action ViscomUsss Vir- ginia dc Belllsson Durban; o( B, cbapraan of Naif York, Is In ,1 senaatlonal dtrorce tfon Just Died here. The petitioner'Is the wife ol a well known' England landowner. The petition statea that the Ticom- tcsse and the petitioner's hcsband HT- eil together betweea December, HIS, and March this year In rarlous parts of France, andlhat tho Tlcom- tcsse once took the man la the cau to hor country It Is further stattil that on one.oc- cnslna at Monte Carlo there wag a scene between the petitioner and (he liclltlnner's In.apbbllc restaurant ricom- tcsse was presenli. potitlocer was so overcome had -to leave tho room. The personal lettera of Tlrom- tcaaa will be Introdnced as erWe at tho forthcoralrg trial, and tt is un- derstood that they contain tUrtllnr disclosures regarding persons L la French eociety. The de Bel- llnson Durban Is a dfrect Hejcradant o( one of tho oldest aristocratic French families. T.tw a sister o( Lady Amabel, Wllmot- Kardley. In 1004 her Chapman, committed suicide by jump- ing oft Hie balcony of, the Carleton hotel.here, 'Ralph K. Madison wai unable to a.comfortable bed to ileep In at nny Detroit hotel. He it 7 feot G tall. TJERE are four of the very latest dance numbers and two of the newest and mott popu lor txxa I successes just released on three special "His Maker's Voice" Records The Japanese Sandman Fox Trot Silver Water Fox Trot Both Pkyed by Rauerman's Novelty Orchestra" "HU Master's Voice" Record 216203 Avalon JFoxTrot Hiawatha's Melody of Love Waltz (Intro. "Tired of Both Played by Radcrman's'iS'ovelty Orchestra "His Master's Voice" Record 2 16204 I'm In Heaven When I'm In '-My Mother's Arms I'll Be With You in Apple Blossom Time 'Sung by Lewis James "His Master's Voice" Record 216205 An on 11-Inch, Price it WK PAYTHBTAI. Now on Sale at "any "His Master's Voice" dealers Ktnulifttuiii tf BKKLWER GRtlit-O-rnOXK CO., IIMIIID, MOXTKEU. We Are Agents for tlie VICTROLA and VICTOR RECORDS Large Stock of Both from which to Select _________, Mason BALMORAL BLOCK L Limited ff LETHBRIDQE, Al-BERTA ;