Weekly Chemawa American. (Chemawa, Or.) 189?-198?, August 16, 1901, Page 8, Image 8

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Cuba, New Mexico.
July 23, 1901.
Mr. E. Brown,
Chemawa, Oregon.
Dear Friend:
I have just reached my destination late
last night, and now I will endeavor to
scribble you a lew lines in describing my
journey. It was very pleasant going
through Oregon and northern California,
for the climate was cool and the sceneries
Beautiful, but through the southern part
of California, Arizona and New Mexico
was terrible. I suppose you have experi
enced a jonrney through those lands. The
heat was dreadful when 1 went through
Arizona. The climate is nice and cool at
Santa Fe, and so it is here, because it's in
the mountainous region. I made a stay of
two days in Frisco. While in Frisco I lost
no time in visiting the places of most in
terest andl enjoyed eveyrthing that I saw,
but it would have been much pleasanter if
I had had a companion,
I stayed in Santa Fe two days, and du
ring which time I visited the Indian
school and got acquainted with some of the
employes. Mr. Holt was especially glad to
see me because I was from Chemawa and
gave me a hot reception. He took me to
his department and showed me what he
was doing and what hi3 boys were doing.
I tell you he has a fine class of apprentices,
and they are keeping the school well uni
formed. And beside the school and work-
111 euiifij lie imo uuiiuiiijo uu ucmvt ivji iijc
next year. He is doing some fine work,
let me assure you.
From Santa Fe, I came by a team a-
cross tne mountains, a distance or auout
100 miles., which took me three days.
The lournev across the mountains was very
pleasent while the sun shone, but we got
day, and our mules were completely given
out when we reached our destination. In
a few days I expect to go out on the
mountains to a sort of a picnic, and at
the same nine do a little prospecting, and
when I get back will investigate the
buisness interest of a new place lust open
ing a rew runts nom uere wnere inev
have lately discovered a new copper mine.
I feel a little bit lonesome here, where
there are so few people and scarcely no ac
quaintance. I wish some times that I
had stayed at Chemawa.
Your old friend,
J. O. Dupuis.
English In The Philippines.
However we may regard the American
occupation of the Philippine Island as a
general policy, one phase of it cannot fail
to be pleasing. That is the eagerness of
the young Philipinos for schooling in En
glish, and the extensive efforts which our
government is making to provide it.
The Spanish language had never been
used by the natives of the islands except
by a few educated Philipinos. Spain was
afraid to let the natives know too mudh of
what was going on in the world, and did
not encourage their acquiring a uniform
language. The native dialects differ so
greatly as to hinder all movements toward
Filipino unity. The English language
will give the rising generation of all the
islands a common medium of communica
tion . .
The benefits that will be conferred by
introducing education will be so great that
they will far outweigh the cost. Moreover,
the system will ultimately reduce the ex
pense of the army and increase the earning
power of the natives.
There is some sentimental interest in the
thought that new peoples on the opposite
side of the globe are beginning to learn
English, and will perhaps before many
years regard it as their own tongue. The
traditions of the language are those of lib
erty and opportunity. It rest upon us to
see that it means as much to its newest
learners. Sel.
Miss Chamberlayne What does your
farther, the baron, call his estate on the
Ilerr Von Griff ''It was named by mine
grosfader der castle of Schneiderlitzen
schonenberghenhausen." "Thank you; I'm awfully sorry to have
troubled you." Sel.