The Hood River glacier. (Hood River, Or.) 1889-1933, July 08, 1920, Image 5

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Stranahan & Slavena, who were re
cently awarded the contract by the city
school board for construction of the
grade school, have begun excavations
for the basement. The new structure,
which will cost more than $50,000, will
be two stories in height and of brick
and tile construction. The old frame
l'ark street scrod, which the new
building will replace, will n t be de
molished probably until next spring.
It will be needed for school work this
The new building will rise on the
rear of the large lot where the old Park
street school is located.
Accident Law Protects Family
Frank W. Dutton, who was killed by
gas In a vinegar vat Friday, will leave
his wife $1,000 insurance, the policy
having been issued to him only about
a month ago by the A. 0. U. W. lodge.
Mr. Dutton was considering taking a
second thousand. His wife and three
children will be protected uuder the
Oregon State Industrial Accident law,
the Vinegar company applying the law
to all its employes.
"Bums of the Mountains" Educated the Feud Out
of the Hearts of Kentucky Mountaineers
It Is seldom that we read now of feud killings in the mountains of Ken
tucky, and the man who did more to kill the feud spirit than any other single
person Is coming to Chautauqua on the second night to speak on the "Itemak
Ing of the Kentucky Mountnineers." He Is President James A. Rums of
Oneida Institute, more familiarly known as "Hums of the Mountains." An
upstanding American of purest Anglo-Saxon lineage, he was born In the Ken
tucky Mountains und was drawn Into the feuds. His amazing story has been
printed in some of our leading magazines and told In story by such famous
writers as Emerson Hough. His story of the Kentucky mountaineers and
their efforts to overcome the handicap of environment Is one of the most
thrilling" told from uny platform.
vSong's of Long' Ago
Chautauqua Presents Bess Gearhart Morrison's
Company, Featuring Old Melodies
Two musical programs that will thoroughly delight and please everyone
In the big Chautauqua tent are scheduled for the third day In the coming
of the Morrison Girls. This company has been coached by Bess Gearhart
Morrison and every detail of the two programs arranged by this talented wom
uii who so won the hearts of Chautauqua audiences last year. She is sending
them out under her name and that is sulhcient indorsement to assure everyone
of the class of their concerts.
The Morrison Girls will present two programs of infinite variety Including
costumed songs and sketches, vocaland instrumental solos, orchestrul selec
tions, readings and choruses. The charming old songs f the days of long ago
will be a prominent feature of their two concerts.
Dr. Ng' Poon Chew
Chinese Statesman and Journalist Comes
on Third Night of Chautauqua
Probably no member of the Chinese race In America ix more highly re
spected and admired than Ng Poon Chew, the Journalist, humorist and states
man, who comes to Chautauqua on the third night
The Los Angeles Times of recent date says : "A moro brilliant speaker ha
not addressed a Los Anreles audience in many moons than the Chinese states
roan, scholar and editor Xg Poon Chew. With his wit and wisdom, hi
e'oquence and logic he won round after round of hearty applause and pro
voked peals of laughter from the audience which filled the big auditorium.
Dr. Chew is managing editor of AaTJarica's first Chines daily.
The Filipino Patriot
Every year .Tune 1!) Is celebrated by
Filipinos ns the anniversary of the
birthday of the Filipino martyr, Dr.
Jose Kizal, regarded as the groatI
man tlte Malay race has produced.
Itlzul, who spoke seven languages
and was a Cultured and much traveled
man (on one occasion he traveled
across the 1' Suites), earned the
enmity of Spanish governors in the
Philippines by protesting against the
oppression of the Filipino people. As
a boy he had witnessed scenes that
sent shafts of grief into his poet
soul, and he early dedicated his life
to the liberation of his "land adored."
At the risk of his life, and at the
sacrifice of his career, friends and
loved ones, he became the spokesman
for the stifled grievances of the voice
less multitude, and thus became "the
living Indictment of Spain's wretched
colonial system."
Kizal could bass saved his life, as
he had been warned by friends not to
return to the islands. He could not
he dissuaded, but before returning to
Manila left a letter with a friend in
Hongkong to be opened after his
death, In which he wrote: "Gladly do
I go to expose myself to peril, not as
any expiation of misdeed (for In this
matter I believe myself guiltless of
any), but to complete my work and
myself offer the example of which I have always preached A man ought to
die for duty and his principles. I hold fast to every Idea which I huve ad
vanced as to the condition and future of our country, and shall willingly die
for it. I hold duties of conscience above all else. Besides I wish to show
those who deny us patriotism that we know how to die for duty and prin
ciples." While Kizal was In Europe working for Philippine reforms, the Spanish
governor-general, to Indirectly pnnlsh Rtsal, carried on a relentless persecu
tion of his parents and relatives In the Philippines, driving them Into exile.
To his parents Kizal left a second letter, saying: "Should fate go against me,
you will understand that I shall die happy in the thought that my death will
end all your troubles. Return to our country and may you he happy In it.
Till the last moment of my life I shall be thinking of you and wishing you all
good fortune and happiness."
Spain had meanwhile determined on having Hlzal's life, foolishly thinking
that If his voice was stilled agitation for the reforms be championed would
end. Kizal was arrested on a trumped up charge of treason and condemned
to death. Hut no sooner had the firing squad completed Its work than the
teachings of Kizal almost Instantaneously became the passionate Inspiration
of the whole Filipino race. His unjust execution had simply transferred the
Intense patriotism of Kizal to the breasts of an entire nation of people. The
Philippine nationalism of today dates from the sunshiny morning of December
30, 18!0, when Kizal was led forth from his prison to willingly give, as he
himself said, his life for his country's redemption.
While touring in the Philippines recently the conviction was ever present
In my mind, and I could not throw it off, thut the real Inspiration as well as
the leadership of the Filipino people In their present desire for Independence
is the spirit of Jose Kizal. The memory of Kizal and the desire for Inde
pendence seem to be synonymous In the mind of the average Filipino.
Kizal Is the Inspiration of all classes, of old and young, of all the people;
he Is not dead, for his spirit is everywhere In that beautiful land. Ills pic
ture adorns the homes of the poorest families; streets, avenues and cities are
named In his honor, while his statue stands In t lie parks and public squares.
In life Kizal was a beautiful character, kind and considerate of all, gladly
giving his life for his country, and in memory he has become the national Idol.
With such a spirit as its national Inspiration the Philippines can not help but
reifcli heights now not dreamed of.
While awaiting death In his cell during Ids last night on earth Kizal wrote
a remarkable poem, "My Last Farewell." He secreted the manuscript In an
alcohol cooking lamp, where it was found after his execution. It follows:
Farewell, dear fatherland, clime of the Let the sun draw lt vapors up to the fkv,
nun earess'd. And heavenward In purity hear my tardy
Tearl of the Orient scrr our Kilen Inst' i..tMt-
Gladly now I no to give thee this faded Let some kind soul o'er my untimely fate
life beet. cry.
And were it brighter, fresher or more And In the atlll evening a prayer be lifted
"I'st on high
Still would I five It thee, nor count the From thee, O my country, that In God I
cost, may rest.
n the,fi,p,d Sf battle, 'midst the frenzy of Pray for all those that hapless have died,
Others have given their Uvea without
doubt or heed;
The plare matters not cypress or laurel
or Illy white,
Scaffold or open plain, combat or martyr
dom's plight,
'TIs ever the same, to serve our home and
country's need.
I die Just when I see the dawn break
for all who have suffered the unmeasur'd
For our mothers that bitterly their woes
have cried.
For widows and orphans, for captives by
torture tried;
And then for thyself that redemption thou
tnay'st gain.
And when the dark night wraps the
graveyard around.
Through the gloom of night, to herald the With only the 1 . ad in their vigil to see:
nay Break not my repose or the mystery
And If color Is lacking my blood thou profound,
ahalt take. And perchance thou may'st hear a sad
Tour'd out at need for thy dear sake, hymn resound;
To dye with Its crimson thy waking ray. 'TIs I, O my country, raising a song unto
My dreams, when life first opened to me,
My dreams, when the hopes of youth beat When even my grave Is remembered no
high. more
Were to see thy loved face, O gem of the Pnmark'd by never a cross or a stone;
Orient sea. Let the plow sweep through It, the spade
From gloom and grief, from care and turn It o'er,
sorrow free; That my ashes may carpet thy earthly
No blush on thy brow, no tear. In thine floor,
eye. Hefore Into nothingness at last they are
Dream of my life, my living and burning
desire. Then will oblivion bring me no care.
All hall! cries the soul that Is now to take As over thy vales and plains I sweep,
flight; Throbbing and cleansed In thy space and
All hall! And sweet It Is for thee to expire! air.
To die for thy sake that thou may'st With color and light, with song and
aspire; lam.nt I fare,
And sleep in thy bosom eternity's long Ever re-utlng the faith that I keep.
If vr my grave some day thou seest
IB the grassy sod, a humble (lower,
Draw It te thy lips and kiss my soul so,
While I may feel on my brow In the cold
tomb below
The touch of thy tenderness, thy breath's
warm flower.
Let the moon beam over me soft and
Let the dawn shed over me Its radiant
Let the wind with aad lament over me
keen .
And If on my cross a bird should be seen,
My fatherland adored, that sadness to my
sorrow lends,
Ueloved ITOtpinajL hear now my last
I give thee all: parents and kindred and
For I go where no slave before the
oppressor bends.
Where faith can never kill, and God
reigns e'er on high.
Farewell, father and mother and brothers,
dear friends of the fireside!
Thankful ye should be for me that I reat
at the end of the long day.
Farewell, sweet, from the stranaer's land.
my joy ant. my nnttiniMI
Let It thrill there Its hymn of peace to my Farewell, dear ones, fa well! To die la
nar.'- to rest irorn o'jr MwofM
Chautauqua Presents Evelyn Bargelf
There Is probably do more favorably known entertainer in the Chautauqua
world today than Evelyn Barge It, the talented cartoonist. Last year sh went
arem-as as an entertainer tr oar boys in Prance. She has returned tth a
wealth of new material and he apr arano on the first night of the coming
Chautauqua will ! one of the outstanding features of the week.
Oscar L. Warden, who since 1905,
when he came here to develop the
tract, has been in charge of the Elppa
Orchard of the Middle Valley, died Sun
day at the home of his brother-in-law,
('. J. Calkins. Mr. Warden, aged 56
years, was a native of San Luis Obispo,
Cal. Before coming to Oregon he was
in business in San Francisco. He was
connected with the Geo. Chevalier Co.,
having traveled for the house through
out the Northwest.
In additioi. to his widow, he is sur
vived by a uister, Mrs. A. M. Cronin,
of Portland, and a brother, W. M. War
den, of San Luis Obispo.
Funeral services were held at 10.30 a.
m. yesterday, Rev.W. H. Boddy, pastor
of the Riverside Community church,
officiating. Interment at Idlqwilde
Mrs. Dutton Gets Insurance
H. La Howe yesterday presented
Mrs. Frank W. Dutton, whose husband
was killed in an accident at the vine
gar factory Friday, with a check for
$1,000, the principal of a policy issued
to Mr. Dutton May IS by the Ancient
Order of United Workmen.
M. 0. Boe. here last week on busi
ness, predicts that the apple crop of
the Upper Valley will equal that of
last year in tonnage. He estimates
that the district will have KDO.OOO box
es of fruit.
"The Upper Valley orchards," Mr.
Boe says, "show no damage from win
ter injury except in a few isolated
places. The crop condition in the sec
tionjis the best of any Hood River val
ley location."
Household, Garden, Orchardists' Supplies
Farm Implements, Flour, Grain, Seeds
Ford cars have become such a world utility that it
would almost seem as if every family ought to have its
Ford car. Runabout, Touring Car, Coupe, Sedan, (the
two latter have enclosed bodies), and the Truck Chassis,
have really become a part and parcel of human life.
You want one because its service will be profitable for
you. We solicit your order at once because, while pro
duction is limited, it will be first come, first supplied.
DeWitt Motor Co.
Tum-A-Lum Lumber Co.
5 i 0 Cascade Avenue
PHONE 4121
(The Old Stanley-Smith Lumber Yard)
f JOl... 1
COcllLet us luote you a price.
Sfl TlCj 1 "For all building purposes.
I M 1 1YI 4f We have it in any amount
PlfilStCl ""Jus received fresh supply best made.
WOOd Fir' 16 and Oak, 4 foot.
SI 3,1) S""6 inch and 4 foot. Get our prices and
look at the wood.
All Kinds of Building Material
and anything you need in the Lumber Line.
V oi
We are here to serve you.
F. PAVENPORT, JR, Manager.