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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - October 9, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9, VJ1S v PAGE THREE 1 THAT SON-IN-LAW OF PA'S By Wellington ami nwtds;00 a w ay "V^ES ANP HIS ASSISTANT WI14. BOftRD HEREWITH Charge Use German Books In New Mennonite School Edmonton, Oct, 9.-An investigation Into a rumor started by the Calgary Eyeopener, to the effect that a Ger man school was in* operation a few miles south of Raymond, is to ho investigated at once by the provincial department of education. No previous information about the existence of this school had come to the attention of the government authorities, but it is now claimed that German textbooks are used in it exclusively and that its whole running system is essentially of the non-English type. Nothing of this kind will be allowed in Alberta, declared Hon. George P. Smith, minister of education, when asked about the Calgary allegation. If th� department's investigation shows the facts to be as stated, steps will at once be taken to apply the law in accordance with the provincial Bchool art. The establishment of German or other foreign-speaking schools cannot be prevented Mr. Smith points out, but their continued operation can and will bo prevented, and as rapidly as such conditions are found to exist they will be adjusted. The minister's previous statement jn connection'with the Mennonite problem, to the effect thai only schools conforming to the Alhr-rta. school laws, using English textbooks, and teaching the English language, will be allowed in this province, still stands, lie says, and will be rigidly and strictly adhered to. The school where German text books are alleged to be used is on the Buck ranch, south of Raymond. A Calgary Herald special says: German Mennonites have established their first school at the Buck ranch 2& miles south of Lethbridge, six miles south of Raymond. It may be a legal school within the meaning and intention of the Alberta School Act and the announcement of the provincial minister of education but an inspection of the school room Saturday, Sept. 29, disclosed German text books in the room, spread out in the wall rack as if lessons had recently been taught from them and on the slates German primary lessons all written in German. If there were any text books in English, they >were not on the walls, nor desks, nor anywhere else in sight from casual inspection. There was nothing to be seen but cards written apparently by children in Gorman, copies of books written in German published in 1915 by C. Witters of St. Louis, Mo., and German characters written on the small slates. Many Present When the inspection was made about a dozen Mennonite women and as many children of ages between night and sixteen were in the building. They had come from one of the new (r NOTICE-MILITARY SERVICE ACT, 1917 REGISTRATION OF UNITED STATES CITIZENS Male citizens of the United States living in Canada of AGES 21-30, both inclusive, MUST REGISTER BY REGISTERED POST with the Registrar under the Military Service Act of the district in which they live, during the TEN DAYS NEXT FOLLOWING SEPTEMBER 28th, 1918; and such CITIZENS OF THE AGES 19, 20 AND 31-44, both inclusive, must so register during the TEN DAYS NEXT FOLLOWING OCTOBER 12th, 1918. It must be emphasized that THIS INCLUDES AMERICANS LIVING IN CANADA OF THE ABOVE AGES, MARRIED AND SINGLE, and includes ALSO ALL THOSE WHO HAVE SECURED DIPLOMATIC EXEMPTION OR HAVE REGISTERED WITH AN AMERICAN CONSUL, or HAVE REGISTERED FOR MILITARY SERVICE IN THE UNITED STATES. Registration letters may be handed to local Postmasters for despatch to the proper Registrar, under the Military Service Act. MILITARY SERVICE BRANCH. 4 NOTICE-MILITARY SERVICE ACT, 1917 MEN EXEMPTED AS FARMERS Having in view the importance of leaving a sufficient number of men on those farms, which are actually contributing to the National Food Supply, notice is hereby given as follows : 1. ALL MEMBERS OF CLASS I POSSESSING EXEMPTION AS FARMERS which is expiring and WHO WISH TO REMAIN EXEMPT should communicate with the Registrars under the M.S.A., of their respective districts, REQUESTING AN EXTENSION IN TIME OF SUCH EXEMPTION. Questionnaires will thereupon be issued to these men by. the Registrar and they will receive further exemption upon furnishing satisfactory proof that they are contributing sufficiently to the National Food Supply. 2. In order to facilitate productive employment during the Winter months, MEN EXEMPTED AS FARMERS SHOULD APPLY TO THE REGISTRARS FOR PERMITS TO ENGAGE FOR THE WINTER IN SOME OCCUPATION OF NATIONAL INTEREST, SUCH AS LUMBERING, MUNITION WORK, ETC. Such permits will serve to enable exempted farmers to pursue other useful occupations for the months during which farming operations cannot be carried on. MILITARY SERVICE BRANCH. community halls being constructed a few rods away. AH spoke English fluently though with a strong German accent among the adults. The children appealed unusuully bright and conversed wholly in EngHah. Some of the adults used German in talking with each other. They ap-ppared quite communicative. A- well known barrister of Lethbridge, a pioneer in southern Alberta, and until recently occupying a position in the provincial government, was present at the time. One of the elderly women said when asked if they had a German school: "No, we muBt learn nothing but English now," and then she spoke in German to one of the other women, then all laughed. She also said they had a teacher, but he was not around at that time. She said, "Some man come and say they make us a school, but we tell him that we have a school." Boy Wouldn't Fight A 12-year-old boy who seemed very intelligent, remarked that they would only learn German. He asked the lawyer, "Are you a soldier, do you believe in fighting?" The lawyer explained to the little fellow that it might be necessary to go to war for right and justice, but the little chap shook his head. "No, no," he murmured. "It iss not right. I would not fight. We no fight." "But," expostulated the lawyer, "if bad man, comes to take your land, your country, then you must fight." "No, no, let 'em come. We not care, we would not fight," the youngster insisted with considerable feeling. "It is not right." When he was asked if ho had been studying German in the school house up stairs, he replied with a shake of his head, "No, we speak English now." When asked where the school books were, he replied, "up stairs." The conversation occurred on the ground floor of the building, where the crowd gathered after the writer and the lawyer had gone up into the school room and examined the place. When told only German text books had been found up in the school room, he' seemed puzzled nnd then repeated, "We make English school now. We speak English." At the Buck ranch, purchased from Raymond Knight, 4,000 acres for $200,-� 000 cash, they have $70,000 worth of improvements. Here they at once began the erection of two huge buildings, 60 by 200 feet, two stories, for a community dining hall and living rooms. In one large barn they established the school in tho'loft and living rooms beneath. All the cooking ig done in common. Before the land was purchased a committee of these long-whisksred Germans went over every acre with spades, turning over the soil almost every rod. This inspection took weeks. They madte notes; they secured an analysis of the soil and employed the beBt legal talent of Lethbridge to examine the deeds. These were made to the committee of three but papers of incorporation are being drawn up under the brother-hood plan, whereby all will share in the land and its products, "as stewards of the Lord," as they term It. Do Their Own Work Every bit of work on the buildings and pipes has been done by the men j no outside help being employed and j the substantial work testifies to their j skill. A committee is out all the time| buying young stock, and it is said the school building was the first to be made habitable. friends of Mrs. C. H. Bell called at her home to again enjoy her hospitality before going away. Mr. M. Babka was a visitor in Medicine Hat on Saturday. Mrs. C. Hoaglin was a guest in Burdett during Friday and Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Fisher of AViunifred were the guests of their daughter, Mrs. E. H. Wilinot, Broadway Ave.., on Tuesday. Mrs. Cook has left to take up residence in Medicine Hat where her daughter, Arvada, is attending school. PROPERTY FOR SALE (tVh�n Reclylnr Mention Th� fTer�)fl> FOR SALE-2 lots and shack, 20 feet square, also stable on 12tli St. North, or will trade for cattle or horses. Apply 714 12th St. North. 254-1 Mr. C. Hoaglin was a visitor to Lethbridge the first part of the week. The many friends of Mr. Charlie Strand of Burdeti who has been at the front for the past three and one. half years will he sincerely sorry to learn that he is at present suffering from a mental breakdown and will join with us in wishing him a speedy recovery. TO RENT (When Replying Mention Tha Herald) TO RENT-Store to rent corner 4th Ave. and 11th St. South. Apply Ter-rill Floral Co. 23G-0 HOUSES FOR SALE-We believe that we have a listing of every good buy in houses for sale in this city. We have had 11 years' experience. Dows-ley Land Agency. 246-0 FOR SALE-Acre lot subdivided into 10 lots on a good corner, two blocks from car line, North Lethbridge, at a bargain, good terms. Apply H. Gal-vin, Room 7, Macdonald Block. Phone 1425, City. 248-0 FOR SALE-Grocery business in the best mining town in the Crow's Nest Pass. Large pay roll. Turn-over for last four months, $10,000, stock and fixtures about $3,000, or can tie reduced to suit purchaser. Reason for selling, (health). Apply Western Grocers, Ltd., Lethbridge. 248-0 SONS OF ENGLAND HALL WITH 2 LARGE STORES, on 10th St. Lethbridge. In good repair. Readily convertible into apartments, if desired. Free of incumbrance. Reasonable terms. Apply 'to S. W. Burns. 10 Queen St. E, Toronto, Ont. 233-1 AUTOMOBILES FOR SALE FOR SALE-6-cylinder Studebaker roadster, 191G model. Phone 1395 after 6 p.m. ' 253-6 FOR SALE-Chevrolet touring $500T Maxwell roadster $650. Lethbridge Auto Wrecking Co., 4th Ave. 253-0 A SNAP-McLaughlin light six, in good running order. Price $850.00 cash. Apply after 5 p.m. to 412 12th Street B North. 254-3 FOR SALE-Ford touring car, in good running order, at a bargain. Apply McLean Transfer at 1267 8th Ave. A South. 251-6 $450 BUYS CHEVROLET. Late model. Every part in perfect condition. Until Tuesday morning only. J. Harris & Co. 151-0 FOR SALE-Two 1918 Fords in perfect condition; $500 each; one winter top for four cylinder McLaughlin, a snap, $100. Motor Sales Ltd., 4th Avenue South. 252-0 TO RENT-A 7-rooined fully modern house in Duff addition. Apply 1256 4th Ave. S., phone 1890. 241-0 TO RENT-2 furnished bedrooms, suitable for 1 or 2 persons, close in. Apply 642 6th St., South. 253-6 NEW MOTOR SCHOOL FOR LETHBRIDGE WE WANT 100 MEN at.once to learn to operate and repair automrbiles, stationary and tractor gasolino engines; day and evening classes; we '.rain you by actual practice; our own free employment office will help yon choose a position after completing, as chauffeur, mechanic, tractor engl'ieer, or transport operator; special effer to first 10 who join us; write or call for free catalogue. HEMPHILL'S MOTOR SCHOOL Branches at Edmonton, Saskatoon, Re-gina and AVinnipeg. Old Palace Garage, 2nd Ave. S. Lethbridge, - - Alberta. 231-0 Nursing Mission PURE FRESH MILK From tuberculosis-tested cows -Anyone requiring such milk for babies may do so daily. The milk is free to those who cannot pay for it, and at coBt to those who can. DRAYING Of All Kind* WesternTransferCo. Limited lYfee--C, P. R. Freight (Mm* PHONHt Off!**..........11� table* ......... TO RENT-Two furnished light housekeeping rooms, gas and electric lights. Apply 425 2nd Street South. 251-6 TO RENT-Storage apace lor all kinds of goods. Rates reasonable. Saunders Hay and Grain Co., 1221 2nd Avenue South. Phone 732. TO RENT-A modern house, freshly decorated, in 500 block, 12th St. A North. Apply D. S. Williamson, 322 9th St. South. 233-0 FOR LEASE-Till April 1, 1919, six sections, Al grass, plenty spring water, on the old Eldridge ranch, south of Spring Coulee. Apply O. F. Malm-berg, Spring Coulee. 252-6 TO RENT-Large furnished rooms, also light housekeeping suite, furnished or unfurnished, gas heated, in private home. All conveniences, use of phone, close in. Apply 904 2nd Ave. S. 250-6 MR.--are you satisfied with your present living quarters? If not, go up to the "Y" today and see for yourself the benefits and privileges awaiting you there. The rates are low. Oor. 4th Ave. and 10th St.. S. Phone 647. .;. > > ; : ; �> > ? � ? TO RENT-Two good adjoin- ? ? ing offices, hot water heating, ? ? in the Rylands Block. AVill be > available 1st November. Ap- > ? ply Rylands & Co. 251-6 > ? ? > > >>> : NOTICE TO OWNERS OF VACANT HOUSES L. A. H. Roosa Draying and Baggage Transfer to All Parts of the City. Try Us. Charges Reasonable. Baggage delivered day and night. Leave orders at Beasley Employment Agency, 110 Fifth Street South. Res. Phone.....1869 Office Phone-----545 THE COLD WEATHER IS COMING Now is the time to install one of these Heating Systems in your garage. (Gas or coal burner.) Satisfaction guaranteed or money refunded. hoi water, co.l burning, eU-rcKuIoting gnr��e heating system. Made for private caraee* holding from 1 to 6 cars. Any handy man can � 1-car gys- lem cotti $120 other size. proportionu.elr low prices. Vulcanizing! Have your tiros and tubes repaired at tiie Central where yon get dollar for dollar's worth of service and all our work guaranteed. Sectional, Blowouts, Himeuts, Spots and Kettle Re. treading a specialty. Central Vulcanizing and Tire Service Station Rear of Dallas 227-0 320 Acres ADJOINING TOWN OF SKIFF S1.0C down. balance half crop. Rest buy in district. CHAS. T. COUSINS SKIFF, ALT A. E. A. SHARMAN COMPANY LETHBRIDGE New Departure. PATTERSON, McKINNON �. BELL, "THE HOUSEMEN" Phone 1804. Owing to having such a large number of clients wanting houses we will rent free of charge to the owner. Also to owners of apartments, no charge. Houses for sale. Rents collected. 232-0 BOW ISLAND (From Our Own Correspondent) Bow Island, Oct. 7.-Mr. and Mrs. R. S. Beattie left on Friday for Calgary. Miss Alice Swansqn of Prospy, left Thursday for Edmonton, where she will enter" the university. Mrs. and Miss Cory of Medicine Hat motored through Retlaw on Saturday, where they were guests of Mrs. P. Sutton over the week-end. 'Mrs. Sutton accompanied them on their return journey and visited friends here en route. Mr. and Mrs. Hild were guests in Medicine Hat on AVednesday last. Mr. Geo. Bedell of Taber speht the week-end here. Mrs. A. Esperseth returned on Wednesday from the Medicine Hat hospital and is making very' satisfactory progress. The Misses Bowe in company with Mrs. Klmmitt, motored to Medicine Hat last week-end. Mrs. Stewart and daughter, Lethbridge Avenue, have returned home after a very pleasant holiday spent with Mrs. Stewart's mother in Winnipeg. Lawyer Fraser of Medicine Hat was a guest in town on Wednesday. Mr. R. Arthurs was a - visitor to Medicine Hat on Saturday. Mr. H. Foster, rancher, is spending a couple of weeks in Saskatchewan. Both. Mr. and Mrs. Foster anticipate leaving for the coast at an early date. Mr. R. L. Stone who has been visiting relatives in Manitoba, returned home on Monday. Mrs. Swennumson was a week-end visitor to Medicine Hat. Mrs. Bell left on Wednesday for B. C. A very enjoyable social evening was spent on Tuesd*? 'ifhert many lady Members: Winnipeg Grain Exchange, Winnipeg Clearing Association Warehouses: 1056 Arlington Street, 309 Elgin Avenue, Elevator Track p18 Economize and Buy Your Hay . Direct from THE CANADIAN FARMERS' HAY EXCHANGE LIMITED AVe have a large stock on hand of Timothy, Red Top and mixed Prairie Hay to dispose at very reasonable prices. AVe will guarantee all shipments. Don't delay in writing us or wire at our expense. Our prices will interest you. A\'e can also quote you best prices on potato'es for your requirements in carload lots. CANADIAN FARMERS' HAY EXCHANGE, Ltd. 118-122 GRAIN EXCHANGE BUILDING, WINNIPEG, MAN. n~, � , � 250-12 Special Notice NOTICE u hereby given to all parties contemplating installing new gas services that no further applications will be accepted after 5 o'clock p.m. of Oct. 15th, 1918. CANADIAN WESTERN NATURAL GAS, LIGHT, HEAT AND POWER CO., LTD. 250-10 P.O. Box 805 Phone 1619 CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS RITCHIE PATERSON . AND COMPANY _ 5-6 Acadia Building = 1 612 Third Avenue (South) M Dr. A.T. Spankie M.D., CM. . EYE, EAR, NOSE AND THROAT SPECIALIST Office rooms 121-122 New P. Burns Building, Corner Sth Av* and* 2nd St. East, Calgary. Office Phone M2848 Residence Phone M2077 Interne and House Surgeon, Manhattan Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Hospital, New York City, 1911-1914. Specialist to Calgary School Board Tractor Repairs We specialize In reboring gas tractor cylinders, and fitting oversize pistons and ring3.. We have in stock at present oversize pistons for all popular makes of gas tractors. Ford Engines Rebored NIVEN BROS. 21C 1st Ave. S. Phone 1732 Freel & Elliott Sheet Metal Works AVinter will soon be here ami bring with it the cold weather. Have your furnaces overhaul-'ed by us. Expert work. Hot air furnace work a specialty. Phone 1713' 330 Sixth St. S. Lethbridge, Alta, SPENCE'S AUTO LIVERY NIGHT CALLS, LETHBRIDGE j$ HOTEL, PHONE 1324 COUNTRY TRIPS CLCSED CAR " DAY PHONE 1142 RES. PHONE 428 THE ROY ELECTRIC Electrical Contracting of all kinds. Agents for the World Famous Delco Light Country wiring a specialty. 61S 4th Avenue Box 334 Phone 735 AUCTIONEER Long experience In stock and farm machinery. Sales conduct? ed in any part ot Alberta: P. LA VALLEY COALDALE, ALBERTA For Dates and Rates .Call The Dowsley Land Agency, Lethbridge. Phone 1809 BOULTON'S TAXI Closed and Heated Car City and Country Trips Office Phone............ 1206 RESIDENCE Phone ..... 1098 , . __FDRGET ^ THE WAR VETERAN WHEN YOU HAVE A JOB TQ DTKER \T - PI,ease_noNjjk Sec'y Veterans' Club | 11 Phone 372 �J CANADA FOOD BOARD -LICENSE NUMBER 2-014 i 13 ;