Dukhobors returning to RussiaHuntinton Herald, IN 3 Dec 1918 p 8
expodl - occasions. . the war was pro - He General death. He division, history at wood, St. discuss Jn - Phetins f Roberts, Al. man and much. the bride - into steady vho is General U Dun - congressional in con. C. Fro - United delegate to nominated presl. deceased, congvesHinan for Polrt, was graduated 1883. His Lapowol, to promoted Infantry in to Cuba. of San - 1900. to the Inspector He also at somo Dun. 1902 and He ngaln In dm ing John J. the Mexican Pershing commander later as a was, In the lead Bummer and in to. and the tide power of Perls and ttail Years of see If my that I told and but your has done after suffer prepar mu - and al. cause? and in appendicitis. or money and drug - Bishop. council, It the limit the official that reports published the absence per - front, comma. of a The Wells, Adelaide, dead aea when In that proud of wired to ix per box. All druggists, LOSE DUKHOBORS Peculiar Sect in Canada Going Back to Russia. Their Departure a Few Ytars Age Would Have Been Hailed With Delight, but Sentiment Haa 1 Undergone a Change. The announcement that Peter Verl - gin, the leader of the 10,000 to 11,000 Russian Dukhobors, or Dukhobortsy, has declared bis Intention of returning to Russia with his followers has caused r mild sensation in Canada. Fifteen years ago a similar., announcement would have been received by the pec - j pie of western Canada with expres - t slons of devout gratitude. The lW literate peasant "spIrlt - wresUers," as their name Implies, were disliked as( religious fanatics, who herded together together In community houses, and though" peaceable " and " industrious" peasants, refused to conform Cona - ( (Man laws and regulations or to ae - ccpt nationality. Dut now everywhere iu western Canada they are recognized as remarkable colonists, even If bad citizens, while Peter Verlgln Is acknowledged acknowledged to be a genuine leader of men. J Ttfe Dukhobor has never been a wan - deter of his own free will. He has shoved from place to place In Europe as the result of consistent persecution. Church and state went for him "ham mer and tongs," the one telling him that all religious sects must be brought iLto conformity with established Greek Catholicism, the other that be must become a soldier tinder the conscription conscription act of 1887. At first he complied with the military low and went off to buttle, but with the distinct understanding understanding between him and the elders that if he were compelled to discharge his rifle he would fire It In the air. For he hns always been a consistent iionreslstnnt, and so consistent an opponent opponent of war of all kinds that, In exile ir the Caucasus, the community threw cway the weapons that hod been considered considered nocessnry to protect its members members from wild animals. In the first yenr of their settlement In Canada, the men scattered In order to earn wages on farms, on railways, and sawmills. Meanwhile, the women built the future residences end, lack Jng horses, plowed the land by har - cesslng themselves, 12 pairs of women women to a plow with one plowman to Crive them 1 Brllllarrt, In British Columbia, Is one of the great Dukhobor centers and the socialist's Utopia. Here the community community Is wholly self - contained and has realized something of that equality of its component citizens for which there is so much striving In the world today. today. In contrast to the, modern city, there are no anxieties concerning the Murce of the next day's needs. There are evidently no divisions between "mine" and "thine" no Jealousies or envies envies over the possessions of another, for co man Is richer than his fellow. No money is In circulation. One member of the executive does all the outside selling nnd buytng, and all moneys received are , turned over to the treasury. Money, In fact, has no purchasing value within the community. community. All the necessaries of life ace doled out without it by the various departments lo charge. Everybody hns the wherewithal, w hich 'is not of silver and gold, end there is no theft, any more than there Is visible machinery machinery of government. The government government is the people. Once a week they crowd into the large assembly hall and discuss the affairs of the community, community, and the managers of. the several several departments are given their Instructions Instructions according, to popular sentiment. sentiment. Tlye Dukhobors possess the system of Initiative, referendum and recall in an admirably simplified form ; . their offiglals and temporal temporal representatives hold office as long as they do their work well. What Is the explanation of these . . j TJZL - 1 - - m - v T.. ' vu ea ihiui va iaiu.u vi uivii uica stretch for miles along the rood and stately Columbia river? Ana n. - , tu ' and "brothers" of a community who j have bullded better than they knew; . ....... . who have created a unique irate In the II midst of the wild 1 Christian Science Monitor. First Mahogany Wood. It Is said that mahogany was first I i .. .. . ' ! v' V. i i ' ; j V : - The director - Last of William , the great d'ed Ont. Mr. stone, George Admiral William about ten his. wife, est daughter I ty - flve niobt ome Charles the little. fopped d ?n; uiui un tn grow up father. cldent his life.