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flLT FILIPINO MARTYR,
WROTE REMARKABLE POEM
e> FORMER CONGRESSMAN CLYDE H. tAvENNER
HR. JOSE RIZAL,
T.,e Filipino Patriot.
Every year .Tune 19 is celebrated by
Filipinos as the anniversary of the
birthday of the Filipino martyr, Dr
Jose Rizal. regarded as the greatest
man the Malay race lias produced.
Rizal, who spoke seven languages
and was a cultured and much traveled
man (on one occasion he traveled
across the United .States), earned the
enmity of Spanish governors in the
Philippines by protesting against the
oppression of the Filipino people. As
a boy lie 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, lie became the spokesman
for the stifled grievances of the voice
less multitude, and thus became “the
living indictment of Spain’s wretched
colonial system."
Rizal could have saved his life, as
he had been warned hy friends not to
return to the islands. He could not
be dissuaded, but before returning to
Manila left a letter with a friend in
Hongkong to lie 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
! his principles. I hold fast to every idea which I have ad
■ ondition and future of our country, and shall willingly die
! Julies of conscience above all else. Besides I wish to show
us patriotism that we know how to die for duty and prin
was in Europe working for Philippine reforms, the Spanish
io indirectly punish Rizal, carried on a relentless persecu
:its and relatives in the Philippines, driving them into exile,
ili/.al left a second letter, saying: “Should fate go against me,
ni d that I shall die happy in the thought that my death will
hies. Return to our country and may you be happy in it
“tit of my life I shall be thinking of you and wishing you all
I happiness."
•inwliile determined on having Rizal's life, foolishly thinking
was stilled agitation for tile reforms he championed would
■ arrested on a trumped up charge of treason and condemned
sooner had the tiring squad completed its work than the
almost instantaneously became the passionate inspiration
•inn race. Ills unjust execution had simply transferred the
of Rizal to the breasts of an entire nation of people. The
sin of today dates from the sunshiny morning of December
i. a I was led forth from his prison to willingly give, as lie
: i'i- for his country’s redemption.
u in the Philippines recently the conviction was ever present
I ' ould not throw it off, that the real inspiration as well as
iho Filipino people in their present desire for independence
•lose Rizal. The memory of Rizal and the desire for inde
i" !"■ synonymous in the mind of tile average Filipino,
•spiration of all classes, of old and young, of all the people;
tiis spirit is everywhere in that beautiful land. Ilis pie
of the poorest families; streets, avenues and cities are
. ••:. while his statue stands in the parks and public squares,
'■•as a beautiful character, kind and considerate of all. gladly
1 ids country, and in memory he has become the national idol.
’ : as its national inspiration the Philippines can not help but
w not dreamed of.
g death in his cell during his last night on earth Rizal wrote
" 11 ■ -d > Last Farewell.” He secreted the manuscript in au
■amp, where it was found after his execution. It follows:
MY LAST FAREWELL.
By DR. JOSE RIZAL.
' fherland, clime of the
s. s. our Eden lost;
• Rive thee this faded
-r. fresher or more
it thee, nor count the
' ’ ’midst the frenzy of
their lives without
- not—cypress or laurel
■ in, combat or martyr
• to serve our home and
s need.
! see the dawn break
of night, to herald the
a king my blood thou
. for thy dear sake,
in . on thy waking ray.
life first opened to me,
the hopes of youth beat
loved face, O gem of the
1 grief, from care and
• brow, no tear in thine
■fe. my living and burning
soul that is now to take
■<*t it is for thee to expire!
, sake that thou may’st
y bosom eternity’s long
R-ave some day thou seest
" d. a humble flower,
! ns and kiss my soul so,
on my broav in the cold
tenderness, thy breath’s
tlov.-er.
i beam over me soft and
s'.ed over me its radiant
\ i with sad lament over me
l 'ss a bird should be seen,
its hymn of peace to my
Let. the sun draw its vapors up to the sky.
And heavenward in purity hear my tardy
protest:
Let some kind soul o’er my untimely fate
cry.
And in the still evening a prayer be lifted
on high.
From thee. O my country, that in God I
may rest.
Pray for all those that hapless have died.
For all who have suffered the unmeasur’d
pain;
For our mothers that bitterly their woes
have cried.
For widows a; 1 orphans, for captives by
tort lire tried;
And then for thyself that redemption thou
may’st gain.
And when the dark night wraps the
graveyard around.
With only the dead in their vigil to see;
Break not my repose or the mystery
profound, .
And perchance thou may’st hear a sad
hymn resound;
’Tis I. O my country, raising a song unto
thee.
When even my grave is remembered no
more,
Unmark'd by never a cross or a stone;
Let the plow sweep through it, the spade
turn it o’er,
That my ashes may carpet thy earthly
floor.
Before into nothingness at last they are
flown.
Then will oblivion bring me no care.
As over thy vales and plains I sweep.
Throbbing and cleansed in thy space and
air,
With color and light, with song and
lament I fare.
Ever repeating the faith that I keep.
My fatherland adored, that sadness to my
sorrow lends.
Beloved Filipinas, hear now my last
goodbye.
I give thee all: parents and kindled and
friends;
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 rest
at the end of the lo;ng day.
Farewell, sweet, from the stranger’s land,
my joy and my comrade!
Farewell, dear ones, farewell! To die la
to rest from our labors!
t GISLATORS
DEBATE IN ENGLISH.
language recently was
l *irs-1 time in the debates
House of Uepresenta
is cabled to the United
: Affairs Bureau. The'
i Imts were Messrs. Benl
tan and Virata. These
Militates from the Uni
IMiilippines.
auglit exclusively in the
"f the Philippines, and
; i. will continue to be
l is granted. Aicord
l estimate based on the
| mpleted, seventy per
{■habitants of the Philip
' >ears of age are llter
l h higher percentage of
, that of any Soutli Arner
—— i ■
oA To ALL r I LI Kl INUo
WANT INDEPENDENCE.
“It Is frequently said that only the
politicians in the Philippines want in
dependence, but 1 do not think such is
the case,” said Dr. D. M. Gaudier,
superintendent of the California Anti
Saloon League, who has just returned
from the Philippines. “I have met
all classes of people from various
parts of the islands and all alike seem
to me to desire independence. ) I am
inclined to think that they have the
ability to govern themselves. We are
developing a social and political con
science in America and they will de
velop one there; and I very mucl
doubt that they will learn as fasi
under present conditions a« tliej
would under complete independence
Independence in some form is bourn
to come and I am inclined to thinl
that it had better come soon.”
'!'">st Burglars, ;But.’’,What
Allrmt Rats?
» bons of dollars’ worth of
jty Sn, ' ''82s, etc. Destroy prop
tace to health. If you
"bli rats, try RAT-SNAP.
’• ; them—prevent odors.
Ho touch it. Comes in
si«», 25c, 50c, $1.00. Sold
: bv A. A. Howes & Co.,
and City Drug Store.
^ilaren Cry
r iR eietcher’s
" O R I A
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Negligees and fixings.
Vogue of Silk Underthings Not Extrava
gant. Batik Blouses and Others.
iCorrespondence of The Journal. 1
New York July 12. Pretty negligees
that are bewitchingly feminine and be
coming, are among the most attractive
things for a woman’s outfit, and though
they have no air of it, are an economy,
since they save expensive tailored clothes
from the ravages that house wear makes
on their trim, stylish appearance. Dress
for the house should be as far as possible,
of the sort that does not wrinkle or muss
easily, and loosely cut to allow perfect
freedom of motion, as more formal clothes
are not designed to do.
1 am convinced that the increasing
favor shown to the various knitted fabrics
in cotton silk and wool, is largely due to
the fact that they adjust so perfectly to
any sort of activity.
Washable Silks.
Since women have learned that many
types of silk wash more easily than cot
ton and are many times more lasting the
vogue for silk underthings has been con
stantly increasing, and is far from being
the extravagance that it seems. Silk
negligees outlast those of other fabrics
and are dainty and becoming as well, i
The new Daphne crepe, that is being used j
for lovely house gowns in the fashionable i
trousseau is 5 practical, even though its
looks belie this quality, and in pink and
other light shades that reflect in lovely
tones from its bubbly crepe surface is
fascinatingly pretty and becoming.
Made up in loose, rather formless gowns !
that drape into charming Hues when the
garment is worn, this type needs little !
trimming, is in fact prettier for the lack
of it.
Batik Blouses.
Very expensive and attractive in their
hand wrought dyed patterns are the Batik
blouses that most people admire and pass
by regretfully. A clever manufacturer
has copied such effects very closely in the
piece silks, sold as “Batik" in upholstery
departments, and a few yards and a pat
tern will enable anyone to have one of
the unattainable, new style overwaists,
without spending beyond one's means.
All varieties of slip-over and tie-on models
are ruling favorites in the blouse field,
and short sleeves rule here as well as for
dresses, but there are other types more
becoming to everyone beyond the girl
stage, especially to too slender and too
buxom wearers. LUCY CARTER.
Electric Door-ell Gives Three
Different Tones
Three different signal tones from an
electric bell of ordinary appearance, call
ing the householder to the front, the rear,
or the side door with unerring precision,
are now made possible by the ingenious
device of an Ohio manufacturer. The
two electromagnetic coils of the bell have
separate armatures, one of which carries
the bell clapper, while the other consti
tutes a buzzer.—From an illustrated ar
ticle in the July issue of Popular Me
chanics Magazine.

Children Cry
FOR FLETCHER’S
CASTO R I A
Little Benjamin, accompanied by his
governess, was out for his morning stroll,
when they passed a street where a load
of straw had been scattered in front of a j
house in which there had been a serious ;
illness.
“Miss Teachem, why have they scat
tered all this straw about here?" asked
Benjamin.
“Well," replied the good lady, “a little
baby came to Mrs. Jones last night."
“My goodness, exclaimed Benjamin,
“but it was well packed."
When
your mouth tastes
like all the mean
things you ever did—
mixed together, then
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of the condition of stomach and bowels.
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_i_
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