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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - October 18, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta FRIDAY. OCTOBER 18, 1918 THE LETHBnil* at tlraea. This view, which has been held by many experts lor. some time, has been strengthened by the German retreat to the Hund-ing line, >yhlch in considered one of the most successful retreats of the war from the enemy viewpoint. With the .Americans and Fi'ench pushing hard on this front, the Germans doubt-IflSB were forced to retreat faster than they had planned, but thoy lost comparatively few prisoners and guns tov such a large operation. BOW ISLAND (From Oui- Own Corroaoondcnt) Bow l.sland, Oct. 17.-Bow Island is (trilling tor water and at date of writing a depth of 400 feet has l)een drill-No asset we could possess would ihe more prized than a plentiful supply o� water and great anxiety is being experienced by many during the days of oxpoctation. Tho council has also showed considerable pep in the manner ill which sldewollts are being laid nnd when those in charge complete their taslc, the town will certainly bear a creditable evidence of their labors. Mrs. K. 11. WilniDt v.-aa a week-end guoBt in Modlclna Hat, J. II. Agar of Barnwell, spent the forepart of tho week here. Mrs. h. A. Ostruni, First avenue, haa aa her guqsts her sister and family of Cluny, Alta. \ There was no bUBlnesta session in connection with the regular Red Cross meeting this week, owing to the prevalence of Spanish influenza. There are several cases reported in lov/n. Mrs. Geo. IBedeli was a visitor to Taber on Friday. Mr. KIdd, inspector of mines, was a week-end guest here. A. Swennumsou left on Wednesday for Medicine Hat, where ho intonds undergoing an operation. Mr, Blliolt of Burdett, was a weekend guest here. U Carlson and Mr. Fortz were week-i end guests in Lethbrldge. John Bratlon returned home ,on Saturday from a visit on the Crows Xest line. Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Henderson ioft on Sunday night for Kcgina, whoro Mr. r-Ienderson will report for U. A, F. duties. Mrs. J. Darling has returned home from Medicine Hat. Mr. and Mrs. Fletcher of High River, wero lioliday guests here. Mr. and Mrs. V. J. Henderson have taken up residence on Broadway tor the winter months. \ Mr. MoKenna was a visitor to Win-nifred on Tuesday. Mr. and -Airs. Henniug returned from bethljridge on Friday. Mr. and Mrs. P. Mclneney had as their holiday guesl, Mr. H. Prouae of Dereham Centre, Ont, Mrs. T. G. Larson of Medicine Hat, spent the week-end with friends here. Of Supreme Necessity Every soldier's kit must contain certain things if he is to present that smart appearance �which is so necessary in our Aniiy. Of these probably the moot important is his razor - it must "stand-up" under all condilions - it must be ready at all time so that he can get a clean, velvety, comfortable sbavo in the shortest time. This it only possible with the AutoStrop Safety Razor because it is the only one that sharpens its own blades automatically. i Include an AutoStrop in your neit Overseas pacli-age. Price $5.00 MAGRATH CELEBRATED (Froni uiir Own Correanondfinty Magrath, Oct. 17, people were shocked to hear of the death of Mr.";. Lehi Jensen,on Saturday. Mrs. Jensen has been ill for the past week with one of her old attacks of ner-vou.? breakdowns. However, this wns the worst sjioll she has had and proved fatal. She leaves to mourn her loss a husband, four children and a host of friend--^. The body will be taken' to Utah tor interment. Magrath was a real wideawake town on Saturday midnight when the news came over the phone that Germany had accepted President Wilson's peace note. Whistles at once commenced to blow and everyone was awakened by their phone. A large crowd assembled up town, made bon fires, had parades, carrying flags, and aroused the band boys so there was a real live celebration until the early morning hours. Several cars went to Lethbridgo. eager for more news and returned early Sunday morning. FLU- IN TORONTO Toronto, Oct. 17.-Aa expected the Toronto Ijoard of health issued an order closing all theatres, moving picture houses, 'billiard and pool rooms from Monday next, on account of the Spanislj influenza epidemic. Churches are asked to hold one service only a week and that in the evening. The pyblic library board was asked to stop the circulation of books. GADSBY H. F. Gadsby, Canada's foremost humorous writer, has just made a special tour of the fighting front In France. His experiences there and en route will be chron-iciied In a series of articles -to appear in Lethbridge exclusively In The Herald. These article* deal wltti the human and sentimental aide of war, in Mr. Qadlby's entertaining style, and, although it is scarcely necessary to mention it, we can promise our readers that it will be an exceptional feature. The first appeared on Saturday of last v/ttk, giving the writer's impression of a wartime trip across the Atlantic, under the title "The Devil and the Deep Sea," The second article appear* tomorrow. Don't miss it. CALOER REPLIED T MANY QUESIIONS ABOUT MENNONIIES AUCTION SALE On the Old Hereford Ranch, northeast quarter Sec. 15, Twp. 5, Rge. 21. SEVEN MILES SOUTHWEST OF RAYMOTJD. 5 MILES SOUTH-EAST OF WELLING, 51/2 MILES EAST OF MAQBATH, ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22 AT ONE O'CLOCK SHARP 1 pure-bred, registered Shire mare, 1600 lbs., age 4 years; 1 pure bred, registered Shire mare, 1400 lbs., age 3 years; 1 bay team matched geldings, 8 years old, 3300 lbs.; 1 bay mare, 6 years old, 1500 lbs.; 1 matched team black geldings, age 4 and 5 years, 2800 lbs.; 1 matched team bay mares, ages 6 and 4 years, 2800 lbs.; 1 matched team bay mares, ages 8 and 0 years, 2800 lbs.; 1 bay mare, 7 yearH old, 1500 lbs.; 1 grey mare, 5 years old, 1400 lbs.; 1 brown gelding, 4 years old, 1400 lbs,; 1 brown mare, 8 years old, 1200 lbs.; 1 grey mare, 7 years old, 1500 lbs.; 1 grey mare, 3 years old, 1250 lbs.; 1 bay gelding, 3 years old, 1200 lbs.; 1 brown mare, 4 years old, 1150 lbs.; 1 bay mare, 10 years old, 1200 lbs.; 1 standard stallion, Lord Roberts, 3 years old; 1 bay mare, 3 years ol4, 1100 lbs.; 2 geldings, 2 years old; 1 pony; 10 young cows, 3 to 4 years old; 4 young cows with calves at foot; 4 yearliog heifers; 3 yearling steers. 1 wagon and box; 1 single disc drill; 1 John Deere gang plow; 1 Cockshutt sulky plow; 1 Success plow sulky; 2 hand plows; 1 grass and grain seeder; 1 democrat, 2 seats; 1 light buggy; 1 water tank; 4 disc harrows; 1 McCormlck mower; 2 hay rakea; 1 wooden harrow, 6 sections; 1 lever harrow, 4 sections; 1 portable forge and blower; 6 sets of harness; 1 slip scraper; 1 power washer and engine; 1 refrigerator; 1 kitchen range; 1 gasoline stove; 1 cupboard. , TERMS OF SALE.-26 pep Mnt thm tatalMe 12 months' credit on furnishing approved joint fiotes with 8 per cent, en all credit amounts or 8 per cant, off for cash on credit amounts. MARK M. BRIMHALL, Proprietor J. A. SMITH, AuetionMrf Before the beginning of a meeting hold at Iteglna Hon. Mr. Calder had been handed a list of questions compiled by the Great War Veterans, the X.,oyai Orange Lodge and the Sous of England of Reglna. Tlieso were discussed by Mr. Calder and the questions and his answers wore as follows: fl) Why iias tho Govei'nmont conferred upon the Mennouite clergy the power to determine who ai'O entitled to tiie privileges of the Mennonlte Treaty of 187.'?, instead of requiring all Mennonites. otherwise subject to military service, to appear before properly constituted tribunals? Rep,!y. I do not know. I never knew it was done until I landed here and I will ask those in authority why it was done. I did not do it and do not know why it was done. 1 will have to raalfc enquiries. (2) What proof do you consider necessary to establish the validity of the claim of a Mennouite to secure the privileges of tho Treaty of 187^? Reply. This is not an easy question to decide. In my opinion there should be atneans provided to prove whether a man comes under the treaty of 1873. (3) What steps have been takei^by the Government to ensure that none but those entitled to the benefits of the Treaty of 1873 secure the same? Reply. I do not know. I am a busy man with my own work and have not spent many idle minutes. The Military Service Act does not come under my supervision, we have a department dealing with it. 1 am going to take this document back to Ottav/a, and if steps liave not been taken along this line it is about time tliey should be lakoii. (4) What steps are contemplated by the Government to remedy the present abuses ot the privileges extended to the Mennonites under the Treaties of 1S73 and 1898? Specific in.stances attached herewith. Reply. It will be one of my dudes to create a little stir when I get back to Ottawa. It steps have not been taken they should be taken. It is the duty of those in authority to see that the law is enforced. (5) In a recent interview, you stated that the responsibility of examining the probity of the "prima facie" evidence accH-pted in the instance of Mennonites, entitling them to exemption from military service, devolves upon the officials in charge of the administration of the Military Service Act, whereas ordinary applicants for exemption are required to fully establish tlieir respective claims to tlie satisfaction of the proper officials. AVhy is this preferential cousideratioti given the Mennonites? Reply. Conditions existed of which I knew nothing about. I have little to do with the Military Service Act and its operation. The matter will be gone into very fully again and if the card | system is working an injustice to anybody it will have to be righted. The law was never intended that any man should secure an exemption fradul-ently, and I will never countenance any plan whereby a man can claim exemption fraudulentl.v. I intend to tell the authorities what I think of it. It will be ray business to speak to the authorities plainly regarding the mat-tar. (C) What explanation do you offer as to the letter addressed by Mr. AV. D. Scott, Superintendent of Immigration, to the Mennonites in Kansas, U. S.A., copy of which is attached which it is claimed conveys an implied invitation and promise of immunity from military service? Reply. The letter only conveys information as to the slate ot our-law. There is nothing in it to indicate that any special privileges are accorded. If they come hero they will be subject to the provisions of our laws. Other people may read a different meaning into tho letter but I do not. 1 do not ntend to grant them any special privileges and a law should be enacted to the effect 'that no man should be allowed to come to this country unless he is prepared to carry his full share ot the military burden. (71 Why is the immigration per-mited at this time of thoso American Mennonites, who are not prepared to accept the full responsibilities of Can^ adian citizenship, in view ot the fact) that under Section 11, Ignited States Military Service Convention Regulations, such people may secure exemption from combatant service? Reply. This is not an easy matter for any government to say, for it is hard for any government to say who shall and who shall not come into the country. (8) Is the report correct that you have expressed the opinion that the Mennonites are p.nun.lly as dr-Tlrnble settlers as immlBrflnts from the United Kingdom? Reply. Mr. Calfler asked the audience whether they really wanted htm to reply to this question, as there were lots of rumors going around to which they should their ears. The audience indicated by applause that there was no need for him to answer these questions and he passed it over. (9) Why are American Mennonites admitted to this country, who are not reasonably conversant with the English language? Reply. It is my firm belief that Canada should, be a British country. If we can hold the country and fill iLK RIVER MAN AlONGWOUNOE ......._____ _ _ _ ________ Ottawa, Oct. 1S.--Casualty lists i.s- nobody slmil come rmo'caiiiula who! "'"e'l ^o'^^y inrludo the following it with our own stoclr of chance'that thoy arc noi �.t wiu- with us, and will you keep tii' rii mil. aflnr the war? Where are v/o hout^ to draw the lino? Arc you goins to .say thai. does not .speak Engllsli? I will leave that with you. (10). AVhat atep.s are t.-iknn b.v the immigration authorities to prcvRi.t tlin admission into tills coiir.iiy of Germans posing as Mennonites'.' Thi.f fiiiostfon was pa.'j.op'l ovoc and not answered. (11). What is your prvsona] iitti-tude toward the immigration into Ihia counti-y of the citlzons of enemy nations at the conclusion of the war? Reply. It will be uufortunmo if they come here. They will never i onie and they should not be permitted to come. (12). Are the press reports eorrcci that you are personally in favoi' of tlie revocation of the War Time Klecl.ion Act, as proposed by the l'l;raiiiian bishops and priests? Against Enemy Immigration Reply. These people itie nnl. the only ones who proposei] liie revoea-tioii of tlie War Tinie.s I'.'lect.iori act. That little rider had been put on tho end for political purpo-ne.'!. fn this matter the people of Canada had made one of the greatest mistuki's in their history. 'I'hn treatment of those people who came here fifteen or twenty years ago has been radically wrong and Canada wlil sucer'it for a long time to come. The United Stales have not dealt with foreigners in their country as wo have done, for when they look the oath of allegiance and be-1 came citizens of the I'-iited States ihey treated them as siieh and ue-' manded that they should Ijear tiio full burde nof citizenship. Our iroatraenL lias been different and wrong. western men and olfieers; infantry-Killed in action: T. H. Pratt, Alrdrio, Alia.; O. G. Overson. Colinton, Aita.; /'. Setter, Amislc. Alta.; W. HIslop. Miinster. Alia.; A, Klnnear. 7^'dmoiiton; II. Mclvean, lid-inonton; 11. 11. Ford, Matlonfovd, Alia.; G. H. Alherl, Calgary; Corp. .1. C. Ilenderfjon, New Westminster-; lA. .!. Shaw. Winnipeg; 1'. C Clampbell, .Vobleford. Alta.: if. S. Sefton. Calgary; it. Dunn. iOdmonton. Died of Wounds: W. Orritt, Loug-heed. Alia. Died: .1. If. (Jros.-j, \'anco!iver; J. Duncan, lOiinonton. .Vliasiiig: It. K. Caspell. ('ayley, Alberta, Wounded- .\. Mutton. Lethbridge; II. M. Watkina, .Milk River, Alta. iilngineers-Killed in Action: F. A. Christoplier, Vancouver. Mounted Rifles-Killed in Action: .1. C. Ourrie, .Vc'ison. 15.C; A. M. Gilpin. Kits.eoty. .'\lLa. Died of Womids: f.'orp. C. Housh, Penticloii. B.C. Wounded. A. Fodras];y, Michel. B.C. .Machine Guns-Killed in .Action: C. K'leopiias. l'arl(i;ourl. Alta. Died of Wounds: A. llobhins. Grand Forks, B.C. Wounded: II. Rhodes. Lundhreck, Alia. Calgary-Killed in Action: Lieut. R. 11. Ilocken, Toronto. Spanish influenza cases al Vancoti-ver numbered 42.''r at noon yesterday. King Edward high scliool will be taken over and equipped for hospital purposes for the treatment of the disease. "FIGHTING JOE" WITH US AGAIN Ottaw'a, Oct. ir,.-Joe Martin, M.P. for St. Pancras, in the British house commons, is back again In Canada. He registered dt the Clialeau Laurier last night on his way through to Vancouver, where he will look into some business matters. Ho is not in favor of any policy of imperial preference. To him il Is most, injudicious to talk of such a thing at a time when the Americans are "saving us from perdition." Prepared to start the day's work KEEN-atcrl-clear-headed-ready for every business emergency. Tliis is the attitude of the man who knows what g-ood health '\s. And nothing: keeps a roan in belter form than the consLitent use of- vi^s'arii'.- At FRUIT SALT A GLASS of "ENO'S" every morning-�'^ makes you "fit" in every sen-se, KNO'S is the only genuine Fll�Ult Salt made. It contains the health-giving properties of ripe fruit-plea.sant to take-grenlle and natural in its action-a wonderful preventive of disease. .'Vsk your druggi.-it. Prrpartdenly h J.C.ENO.Lld., "Fr�it Salt" W�rk>,LONDON, E>f. S>lt AieaU (w Nartli AaeriM HAROLO F. RITCHIE 4 CO. IIMITED U McCAUL STttECT, TOKONTO (7.) Forget PRICES but- Look Closely to VALUES - One of the most wi(Jely discussecJ subjects nowadays is that of high prices. Everything you need has gone up and is still advancing. NOW HERE IS A GOOD THING NOT TO LOSE SIGHT OF when you're thinking hard about the continuous advances. In a good many cases quality goes down when the price goes up. The reason is clear-greater profits for the manufacturers in some cases. That is why value is the all important question, not price. This store has always enjoyed the reputation for being a safe place to get full value. We intend to live up to that reputation at all costs. We pledge ourselves to protect you against inferior merchandise at high prices. We offer you clothes made by institutions nationally known for their stalwart allegiance \to the HIGHEST CODE OF QUALITY. The Fit Reform and Society Brand Clothes We have these better suits and overcoats m a wide range of new fall and winter styles and patterns. Suit Prices............____$22.50 to $45,00 Overcoat Prices.............$18.00 to $45.00 If $16.50 to $20.00 js your suit price we have a suit that will fit and please you. ' Underwear In all Weights and Sizes from 34 to 50.' Dr. Jaegers, St^nfields^ Tru-Knit and Watson makes. Prices $2.50 to $12.50 for combinations. Heavy Ribbed 2-Piece Underwear, $1.75 to $3. SWEATERS.................$4.00 to $14.50 SHOES that Will WEAR LONGER and COST NO MORE The Geo. A. Slater and Regal makes. Prices$6.50 to $10.00. WE SAVE YOU MONEY? ON WEARING APPAREL&SHDES FOR YOURSELF & FAMILY HENNESEY& WILSON NORTH LETHBRIOC WHERE QUALITY COUNTS WE WIN.-VISIT OUR STORE. LARGEST DISTRIBUTORS OF MEN'S WEAR IN SOUTHERN ALBERTA. Mc Kel vie Kirkham Block s McGui r e Lethbridge ;