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David W. Morgan, who served postmaster under the Harrison administration from 1890 to 1894, was again appointed by President Roosevelt and took charge of the office July 5th, 1902. at Franklin, Pa. Mr. Morgan was appointed by reason of his qualification, as his standing both in the department and at home was of the highest in his conduct of the office in his former term. D. W. Morgan is a Welshman, born in Merthyr Tydfil, S. W. He has been a successful merchant in Franklin for 35 years.

An outing of the members of Cambrian Lodge of A. T. I. to Far Rockaway Beach took place Saturday, July 18, leaving from 34th St. Ferry. Two trolley cars being comfortably filled with True Ivorites, their tamilies and friends, arriving at Far Rockaway in a little over two hours. They made straight for the well-known beautiful beach, where the party enjoyed themselves in sports and walks along the beach. On the return journey, the true Welsh feeling seized the party and several Welsh airs were sung and enjoyed on the way home till the Long Island Depot was reached. There was also a good attendance of the Welsh Ivorites from the Glyndwr Lodge. Mr. John F. Evans, the worthy President, Mr. W. Richardson and Dr. David E. Jones, President and Vice President of the Cambrian Lodge, Mr. John F. Williams and W. A. Thomas, President and Vice President of "Glyndwr," and T. Rowlands, representative of both lodges at the Ivorite Convention held at New Castle, Pa., were present. The credit for the splendid arrangements which secured such an outing of pleasure and enjoyment is

due Mr. W. E. Jones. The Cambrian Lodge of Cambro-American Ivorites is making great progress, and seems to have a bright and useful future before it. Lyn Mon.,

Mr. J. E. Morris in his new work on the Welsh wars of Edward the First-a work of permanent interest to Welsh students-gives an account of the siege O Emlyn. There was a "new castle" there at that time. Edward captured the castle by means of a big engine, by the help of which he had demolished Dryslwyn Castle some time previously.. The engine was taken by way of St. Clears to Cardigan, then up along the right side of the Teify to Emlyn. Mr. Morris does not state where it was posted, but possibly it was on the Cardiganshire side of the river, opposite the castle Edward's headquarters is supposed by some historians to have been a little out of the town in a meadow called since "Dol-y-Brenin," King's Meadow.

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There was an old North Wales woman, named Mary Motters head, who in the year 1558 kept a tavern at Chester called the Blue Posts. One night there stayed at the house the Dean of St. Paul's, who was on his way to Irelan... with a commission from Queen Mary. The old woman heard him rapping his leathern-box and exclaiming, "This will lash the heretics of Ireland." The sharp-witted landlady had a brother in Dublin, and, thinking harm might come to him, quietly took out the commission, and placed in the box a pack of cards. The anger and surprise of the dean can be well imagined when, too late, he discovered his loss, and before a fresh authority could be procured Queen Mary was dead. Old Mrs. Mottershead enjoyed a pension from Elizabeth of £40 a year.

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Passengers in an uptown car one afternoon last week were very much entertained and amused by a discussion of things spiritual by two colored passengers. As the debate waxed warmer the voices of the debaters grew louder until what was said was plainly audible to all in the car. After each had made a confession of faith and given his views of the means whereby mortal man could gain salvation one of the pair blurted out in a tone that implied that all his hope for the next world was embodied in the words:

"Well, sah, I b'lieve day what's gwine to be is sho❜ly gwine to be."

"Huh," grunted his companion contemptuously, 'den yo' b'lieves in premeditashun."-Baltimore Sun.

King Edward VII. is credited with the saying that it is vastly easier to live up to the obligations of a play king than to those of a real one; and the same thought, with a slightly different turn, was once expressed by President Lincoln. In 1862 Col. Alexander of Topeka, who was an intimate friend of the President, visited him at Washington and found him in a greatly depressed state of mind.

"This being President isn't all it is cracked up to be, is it Mr. Lincoln?" inquired Colonel Alexander.

"No," said Lincoln, his eyes twinkling momentarily. "I feel sometimes like the Irishman, who, after being ridden on a rail said: 'Begorry, if it wasn't for the honor av the thing I'd rather waik." -"London Spectator."

A story is told in a weekly journal which points a moral. A few weeks

ago a young man bought a pair of socks containing a note saying that the maker was a Welsh girl and wanted a good husband. She gave her name, and requested the buyer, if an unmarried man, to write with a view to matrimony. The young man who found the note considered the matter in all its phases, and decided to communicate

with the writer. He did. Awaiting the answer with considerable anxiety, he was at last rewarded with a curt letter stating that the girl was now the mother of two children, and had been married four years, and that the letter he had answered had been written ever so

long ago. This was a surprise, and the young man hunted for a solution. He found it. The merchant of whom he bought the socks does not advertise.

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RHODE'S TOMB.

Mr. Herbert Baker, who carried out so many of Mr. Rhodes' architectural and artistic designs, writes: "As there appears to be but little knowledge of the nature of the site of Mr. Rhodes' rocktomb, a short description may help the public to realise it. The famous indaba with the Matabele chiefs was held at the edge of the Matoppo Mountains. "The World's View' is about ten miles in the . recesses of them. The mountains consists of an endless sea of hills, some quite precipitous, some rocky, and some smooth, pointless cones of solid rock. Between are forests and high waving grass, which in winter takes hues of crimson and gold, such as are rarely seen in South Africa. On the top of one of the largest waves of this ocean of granite kopies is a circle or some six or seven giant monoliths, stained with green and orange lichen; a Druidical circle it would be called in England, and seems placed there by the hand of Nature for the burial-place of great men. The monument commemorating the Matabele War and the conquest of the

country will be built just outside this natural monolithic portico, rising out of the precipitous rock, down which solid steps will be hewn, as at the Acropolis of Athens. Within the charmed circle Mr. Rhodes' simple tomb will be ."

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KITCHENER'S RETURN.

R. C. Mathews, Covington, Ky.

With honor from war's gory field, The noble victor has returned; Unsullied is the nation's shield

Devotion is the lesson learned.

The fact has made he empire one,
And Kitchener now deserves his need;
With righteous aim the work is done,
A freeman's rights to each decreed.

He entered not the sanguine strife

To shed men's blood for sordid gain; Nor did he draw the chieftain's knife

To slay the weak or cause them pain.

The flag's unfurled for good of all, Where'er the Sovereign's right's at stake;

One law is at the people's call,

That each of freedom may partake.

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THE KING AS A MAN.

"Every inch a king" in the person of King Edward means 5 feet 6 inches, and in weight he scales about sixteen stone, yet such is the dignity of his bearing and the excellence of his carriage that his majesty's appearance belies the lowness of his stature and te weightiness of his person. His courtesy and tact are proverbial, but though the king's smile is ever ready and most engaging, yet his clear blue eyes are quick to discern and see below the surface. Lord Randolph Churchill declared

the King Edward would have made a splendid judge by virtue of his unerring perception of character. His memory of faces and facts is unimpeachable, and he speaks French, German, Italian anu Russian as fluently as he does English, which is his favorite language, though Queen Victoria decreed German in the home life of the royal family. No man knows more of modern history than his majesty, while in everything that appertains to India and its varied people he is an expert.

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NG BRITONS ON THE CORONATION.

Some amusing schoolboy views of the coronation have been gathered from compositions. A Loy of 10 writes:

"It is the priverledge of the lord mare to wash and dress the king the day he is crownd, the archbisharp of caterberry will ask the king to say an oath and when he has done this he will wash the feat of 12 poor peepul and rise up an ointment king."

Another boy says of the king:

"Although he is a rooler, he is a clever man with tack. He has such respeck for himself that he wrote a new poum for the Corunation called God save our grashus King, his majesty will sing this himself wile he is being crowned with pomperniss in westminster abbey."

A third youth says:

"The prisons will be emptied on Coronation day; the prisoners will see the crowning like rispektable people and then go back hapily to prison again." We are also told that

"The Duke of Norfolk, who is a gold stick, will set off skwibs, and, as the prime duke of England, will see that everything is nice and solum."-"Pall Mall Gazette."

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Keltic writers are on the increase. Keltic novelists are becoming numerous. The world at large begins to realize that Keltic literature is a rich mine worth exploring. Now and then we see such head-lines as "The Revival of the Kert," "The Welsh Language," "The Irish Language," "The Restoration of the Gaelic," "The Welsh Chair," "The Keltic Chair," "Welsh Texts in "Welsh Texts in Translation," "A Welsh Novel," and many more, all tending to show general restored interest in Keltic activities.

Irish scholars are making commendable efforts in reviving the language of their race. Welsh scholars have no anxiety in this respect. The Kymric language is ever present on the lips and in the hearts of the sons and daughters of Wales. Welsh literature has been and is a living one, thanks to the tyranny that couped up the race for hundreds of years, in the valleys and upon the hills of musical, poetical and beautiful Wales. But in these evolutionary days, the term Keltic must be taken in its broadest sense, though much distinctiveness exists between the style and spirit of the

literature, music and traditions of the Welsh, Irish, Scotch and Breton branches.

A few years ago, a school for the teaching of Irish was established in Philadelphia, and, recently, another in Chicago. The promoters of both have pointed in complimentary terms to the success with which the Welsh people have retained their language and literature, and mentioning particularly the "Eisteddfod Festival" as the most effective means in accomplishing the same. Evidently, they know not how much has been,and is accomplished for the retention of the language by the Welsh pulpit, Sunday School and press. They ought to read what Ernest Rhys says upon this question in his "Readings in Welsh History" -a book to be referred to further on. The Irish language is taught, also, in the Catholic University at Washington. It was very lately, June 17th, that Bishop Conaty, rector of the University, stated before the Convention of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, held in Denver, and presided over by the Hon. Thomas Keating, of Chicago, that the Gaelic Chair," which had been

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