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SAYING BOHEMIAN TONGUE
Dtiirabilitr of Knowledcof thtLa&naee
for Bahtmiaci in Amtrioa.
EFFORTS IN EUROPE TO END NATIONS
liflluK of Tonjraea and I.ltrratore the
drrat Method of IK-natlonal-
lalnaT the People unco
Thce llnea ale wrlltan for Bohemian
American, by a born Hnhemlan-Amertunu.
The writer knows well that this country
In our hom, that we do not think or re
turnliiK to Pohrmia. He la well aware
Hint the Amcrlrun ldilB are our Ideals
more or and with our youth they will
lie m moro and more. He knows that a
laiiBuagn is only one part of the great
problem of every thinking Vernon, that is,
Hie Idnal lifi. That aometlmea the at
lalnmrnt or the muln UHal requires sac
rifices of the smaller Ideal, the Bohemian
lai.tcuaRf. He Is trying to write without
prejudice, but beliiK a Bohemian nd hav
Imc an upjr,eclallon for the beautiful and
tho noble ho can not write without feel
ing. Mankind U aggregated in various groups
that bear different names. For the pur
poses of this article let It bo permitted
that the term "nation" means a people hav
ing the same government. A rare Is a
group of people having tho same origin and
peaking the same tongue. A nation la
rather a political division, while a race is
a natural division. Thus the German na
tion means tho cltlsens of the German gov
ernment, while the German race or Ger
mans, those people who are of German
birth and apeak German, be they any
wheto In the world. A nation has many
attributes that are not universally dis
tinctive as, for example, language, cus
toms, or physical character, like slxe or
complexion.7 None of these ara sufficient
to distinguish every nation from all other
nations. Many different nations have the
same ancestry, the same language, t lie
same physical characters and tho same
What Makes a Nation.
The American nation has the same
language as the British. Norwegians.
Swedes and Danes differ very little In this
respect. Switzerland has three official
tongues. People having the same attrib
utes us named above sometimes found a
now government, as was done by the
Americans, Mexican, and Bwadlch nations.
Identity of Idealx is the force that unit's
Individuals into a nation, and difference of
Ideals the force that divides a nation into
several nations. The power of a nation In
a certain direction la measured by the sum
of the efforts of the Individuals of thai
nation In that direction. Nations are dom
inated by varloun Ideals at various times.
Onco It was art, at other times religion;
sometimes Ideals uf conquest, some have
the preservation of the race for an ideal,
others Industrial development,
A language Is a means (1. e. a tool) for
expressing thought. A person Is Judged
by his deeds. If his Ideals are good his
deeds and words will be good also, be they
expressed In any language. Nerthelesa,
a lunguage la an important means and a
thorough knowledge of a language Is a
necessary part of a good education. There
are many people all over the world who
spend a great dl of time In learning
other languages besides their native tongue.
The knowledge of at least one foreign
tongue la considered an Important part of
a higher education. What are tho benefits
derived from a knowledge of several
languages? Of course. It may be of com
mercial advantage, but this depends on
condltons. The benefit gained by everyone
U culture. Intercourse between the mem
bers of a family Is vtry plra.tant. Each
member has a different personality and
somu different thoughts. The greater the
acquaintanceship outside of tho family, the
greater the gain from knowing new per
sonalities. Ideals and views. A knowledge
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of language Increases the opportunities In
this direction, both in personal intercourse
and In reading. Each race has some
thing characteiiatlc, something beneficial.
Through a translation Into a foreign lan
guage it loses its national character, its
Iangaago and Patriotism.
Just the fact that a knowledge of a lan
guage makes possible more confidential
Intercourse with people who speak that
language Is a sufficient reason why every
one should make a reasonable effort to
retsUn his mother tongue. When people
speaking the same language meet in a for
eign land, how It draws them together, and
If they are countrymen they are at once
like brothers. Then the love of parents.
brothers, sisters and relatives! Docs It not
demand that they Bhould be spoken to
In their mother tongue? What do they
and their countrymen, think of a member
of their circle who la ashamed of his
mother tongue, tries to forget It, tears it
out of his mouth and casts it away? How
can a person who hss the Intelligence und
feeling that distinguish him from the
lower creature commit a deed so mon
Only he who knows Bohemian songs
knows the ennobling feeling that thrills
the heart at the sound of a Bohemian
song. Some one has said, "Let me write
the songs of a people and I will let you
write their laws." Songs have a very
strong moral Influence.
Valoo of Bohemian.
The preservation of tho Bohemian lan
guage by Bohemians in America Is desirable
because It broadens the mind and affords
a means for more confidential Intercourse
with the people speaking that language.
It would bo contrary' to American principles
if used as a means of attaining visionary
dreams of race preservation.
Borne people go to the extreme with their
mother tongue. Thero are thoso who try
to forget it, are ashamed of It and deny
It. Often t!?y are children of parents who
only know their mother tongue. In every
raue there are individuals of n liom the
raee is ashamed. Lint lie who i ashamed
of the Bohemian race certainly does so
through a lack of knowledge of its history.
A Bohemian who knows the history of
his country knows that he does not neel
to be ashamed to say. '! am a Bohemian."
Then there are some who brag of their
rsce and try to magnify themselves bv re
lating Its deeds. They do it in sueli a
Puiuntlng manner that It offends other po
ple. Why should not a person simply t.-ll
the truth, neither belittled nor exaggerated
That he is a son of a certain race Is not
of his own will. It is an accident for which
he Is not responsible. "I'm a Bohemian"
has In America a meaning according to our
d -eds and our lives. Brothers, let us strive
to give it a meaning that would win us
the respect of our American fellow citizens
Theoretically, It rems that thu small
races of mankind are bound to disappear.
The trend of modern evolution la consoli
dation and large organization. '
l.augaiiai of Kerope.
Mr. Bryan J. Clynch writes in the May
In ETurope. at the beginning of the nine
teenth century, or fifteen ears later, at
the congress of Vienna. French, Knglisli.
Gvrman. bpauiah. Portuguese, Italian. Kus
flan. Turkish. lutch, iJunisli and S-din
wre the only langunges recognised as
Ihiropvan, either in an official or literMrv
sei.se. The lu.l five 'Were almost unknown
outside their own lands, and evrn in town
neatly without litoiary use. French t
the universal language of diplomacy and
the uducaied clHsaes everywhere in con -r-nation,
and even used by foreign a-iutlbts
like Humboldt and Cervier. In Hungary
and in 1'oIkiuV vn before tne loss of
ird. pendrucc. lji;n a tLe ofnoial lun
gauge of public business and law. and
German or French that of conversation for
the educated i The national tongues
In both those countries had a position not
unlike that of Irish in Ir- land during the
eighteenui century. I'oi.ditlona were viml
lar with the old national languages of the
various states of Hie Aiirtrlan dominions,
of the Cl.i latiaji races In Tuike, and even
Of Belgium and Norwnv. To ti e .ln.-at.
jclusees thrv'igli K-iroi generally, eiguty
years sgo, all these were looked on as
mere local dlalecta like those of tlm peas,
antry of Somerset op Yorkshire In English
speech. They had no recognition In publlu
or official life and their diapreai'ance with
the spread of public education was sup
The statesmen of Europe at the time,
almost without egception. not only shared
these opinion, but held that the extinction
of the smaller languages was desirable nn
political uroundx Metternich, the Austrian
Bismarck, was decided in that view. He
utmed at moulding the numerous races nnd
provinces of the newly named empire Into
a national unity of language and national
feeling like France of the revolution. His
policy was not loudly announced, but was
steadily carried out during morn than
twenty years after Waterloo. German was
made the language of the collent.-s. the
higher courts and the" official ailmlnlslrn.
tlou everywhere except In the Italian prov.
lncen of AuHtria. l'olish was Ignored l.i
Gallciu. Cierh In Bohemia and Moravln,
and even Magyar In Hungary, though 1;
still bud its national government as si dls.
tlnct kingdom. In Hungary officials,
nobles and business men nil used German
at the time in their dally life.
In the Polish provinces of Prussia the
policy of Germanising was tarried out still
mora strcngly by the government. In the
Russian empire at first the government
paid less attention to the language used
by Its subjects. After 1S30 the Russlflra
tloa of the empire by a common language
was taken up with even greater violence
than In Prjpsla. The use of Polish was
even proscribed as criminal in public places
or In the instructions of 'Catholic prle9ts
to their congregations. .Tho short-lived
kingdom of the Netherlands gives another j
Instance of the same antipathy. J
Dead" l.sstsifn Nnrvlve.
are taught In all of them and Spanish.
Italian. Latin, Greek and Hebrew In most
of thein. Besides these the following Ian
guages are taught In the universities named
ChlcagcRwedlsh. Norwegian. Sanskrit,
Avwtaii. Old Persian, Lithuanian. Old
Bulgarian. Gothic and Japanese.
Columbia-Scandinavian. Old Irene n,
Gothic. Icelandic and HouniBjilHn.
Cornell-Arabian. Kthioplc. Assyrian. Cop
tic. Old Saxon and Old Norse.
Harvard'-Celtlc. Russian. Polish. Portu
gese, Dutch and Bohemian if some ono de-
"johns" Hopklns-The same languages as
are usually taught.
Ijelai d Stanford Jr. The same languages
a :iro usually taught.
Ml hlgan Old Humane and the same
lunguages as are usually laugni.
Miiin.Kota Scandinavian und the same
languages as are usually taught.
Nebraska The same languages
WiHi-onsIn old Saon. Gothic,
Sanskrit, Arabic and Assyrian.
It seems that almost all iwssuue ihh
guages arc taught In our universities. The
most Important condition for obtaining tho
teaching of a certain language Is a demand
from a tufflclent number of students. At
the s.une time, the support of the cltlsens
of the state exerts a strong lnufluence.
r. W. POl'BKA.
Ams, la., December 13,
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH LORD
COLORADO'S ANTELOPE HERDS
So Plentiful that There Is Agita
tion for an Annual Owen
Railroad men running Into Denver on the
prairie lines from the east say that ante
lope are becoming so plentiful In the vicin
ity of Fort Morgan. Wray. Brush and
Akron that herds of from thirty to fifty
are no uncommon sight, and many of them
have become so tajne that they race along
the railroad tracks for miles.
The law against the killing of antelope
contains u iluuxc allowing their being
hunted f n m October la to October 25 In
1917, for .the llrst time In several years.
During the tait lew years the antelope
have bwn increasing rapidly. They fre
quent the neighborhood of the smaller
towns and many families In Fort Morgan
have captured oung antelope and mine J
them as pets. Th y have also Increased
In the South. Middle und North parks, al
though they frequent the prairies mora
tluin the mountains.
It Is said that the cactus covered plains
In the counties) In the eastern part of Col
orado furnish the best adapted place in
the country for tho rearing of tho young
of the antelope. The young ars usually
bum In a hollow scooped out of tho sand
by the mother, In the midst of a thicket
of cactus. In this way the baby antelope
are safe from tho depredations of prairie
wolves and coyotes, who are not able to
penetrate the cactus thicket, while tho
mother can Jump over the hedge without
Injuring herself. The coyotes are only
feared by the young antelope, the older
animals being able to protect themselves.
An agitation is now spreading among
sportsmen to have the short open season
of antelope provided for- next year perma
nent for a week each year. They clulin
the animals" have Increased so In the past
few years that no injury will be done
In a short open season. Tho reason for
quail, however, which will also open In
1S07, will probably be abolished by the com
ing legislature. Denver Republican.
Bare Pledge of Minneapolis Hastness
Man Whereby He Prosperrtl
I If O Roberta, a hardware merchant at
This short sketch of Kuropean history m W(stern VVIUJe. North Minneapolis
siiirnir t ia mii.vier eenrurv toi nit-mar tne
congress of lenna Indicates sufficient!)
the condition In its time of the old Kuro
pean languages which had ceased to hold
a place In courts or In general literature.
They were lucked on ajtke by statesmen
and aclmiliflc scholars as dead or dying,
and If In the latter condition It was thought
by practical men that the sooner they die
the better. How far fheso expectations
have been rcaJIxed Is next to be examined
In tho history of the ntnetenth century.
Gradually there came a revival of these
small "dead" ?) languages. The first
(ubout IMI.i was the Greek tongue which
had not been heard In politics or literature
siucc the fall of Constantinople In 1463.
Then followed the me of the Magyar
tongue in tho Hungarian Parliament about
1S06. Hungarian literature of today has a
prominent place In European culture, and
In politics It Is the language of nearly :,
0U).." of people. At tho aume time the
Bohemian tongue had a renaissance in
Bohemia and Moravia. Further there fol
lowed the revival of the polish and Croa
tian languages. The movement progressed
into Dalm-.ttla and Servla. Then followed
Bulgarian, Flemish. Norwegian and Fin
nish. The growth of Polish literature dur
ing tho last leniury is a striking instance
of the vitality cf national language under
political subjection. At present a move
ment for the revival of tne Celtic tongue Is
Ancient extinction would be more prob
able If ancient tyranny reigned. Hut mod
trn poli'.ica! lllerty does not hinder racial
What Bohemians Mar Ho.
It is very desirable for us Bohemian
Americans to preserve, and, if possible, to
Improve our knowledge of our mother
tongue. This because of its cultural value
aus as a means for more confidential
ltuervuuree with people speaking that lan
guage. This object could bo much better
attained if the Bohemian language were
taught In those American universal where
a large number of Bohemian students is In
atleuduuce. t!y this means a knowledge of
Bohemian would be cultivated among edu
cated Bohemian-Americans. The know the
circumstances of our Bohemian-American
people und could de them more good than
educated Bohemians from Europe.
The writer sent inquiries concerning the
Instruction in foreign languages to some of
the leading American universities. The
aonwers show that French and German
was distrustful of .his fellow men as busi
ness partners, so he drew up a written
agreement with the Lord. This was in
May, l!Ti. The Inscription he wrote on
the flyleaf of his ledger of each succeeding
year was this:
"I pruinlw, a. the Lord shall proper me,
I will act us HiG steward and give to lli-n
as follows: If I muko tl.iMi annually.
l,ty. ti.OOO, So; 2.500, ti20; ftt.OM
ll.OMi; r.'. '."L'M."
Roberts claims that ho has prospered by
carrying out his agreement until lie his
reached the last mentioned figures. He
says he ha; no deiine to go back to his
old method of doing business before In
made the agreement, nnd, In fact, wou'd
be afraid to do so, for he Is certain that
his present business would i.ever have
grown to Its proportions If he had con
tinued along tho old lines.
Mr. Roberts holds that the Lord needs
not only preacheia und missionaries to
help Him carry out His woik, but that
He needs practical business men as wMI.
"I take an Invoice the first of r.ach
year," ssid Mr. Roberts, "and I balance
accounts with the Ixird. keeping his ae-
i count separate. I sometimes llnd It
I necessary to borrow his money, a
i small portion of it. but I always replace
it with Interest. Just as I would dj wer
I dealing with a Nicollet avenue business
"I Would have been by the first of the
year able to give one-half of n:y income
t-'.ww as I agreed had recent risforlun? not
overtaken inc. I made two trips to Call.
foruia for the bsnefii of my wife's health
i She died last week.
' "The linll mhr m laf r.i-1 n ti T V,u.l
during the puic of n.l Other business
men lost their all, bin I told the Lord tha:
half of my business was his. snd although
I went brok. 1 did not complain. I begun
to profper again right away. Things came
my way that I i.ever dreamed ubout.
"No, I am not a religious fanutic, I am
Just a pluln Metholist church worker, who
believes In following the od'i.oiilt Ion of 'he
Bible." Chicago Chronicle.
Hon , ludeed f
"Yes," young Mr. Tlnimid admitted. "I n
always been bashful among the girl."
"But why should you be?" asked Miss
"I can t help myself."
"Gracious!" she exclaimed, pursing up
her lips. "If you don't help yourself how
can you xpet to get any?"
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