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I p.n hi w hit bne.v.
'ILbinl C ha -o, in llicn Mwlhly.
Gi a Sword
How to Kin; Arthur Came the Host
Famous in All the NVorlJ.
I rati)" hiiher, and IcLold, I find It
CVell M H I; ;; 1 !.:iM. ,mv. HIV. 1111 It
Ii" pn--!ie, 1 would fafii achieve licit
imi Unit sword, Hint by means of it
I mkht 11 :i t my battle to It entiro
"J I.i, my I.or.l Kln." raid the Lady
of the Lake, "that sword U no easy
Millie to achieve; and, moroov or, 1
ni.'iy tell thee that several knights lia v
lost their lives !y attempting that
whicii thou hast a mind to do. 1'or. 1::
soo'.h, no man may win yonder glavo
unless lie lx; without fear and without
'Alas lady:" quoth Kin- Arthur,
"that Is Indeed a tad saying for me.
Jl.".lly I 1m brave enow, yet In truth
there he many things wherewith I d
reproach myself withal. No'the'.css I
would fain attempt this tiling, even an
it lit? to my groat endangermont.
Wherefore, I prithee, tell me how I
may liest undertake that which I
"Kins Arthur," paid the. Lady of the
Lake, "I will do what I may for to aid
thee in thy wishes in this matter."
Upon this she lifted a single emerald
that hung hy it small chain of gold at
her girdle, and, lo! the emerald was
cunninuly carved into a whistle. And
Some of the Posrilhintk"; in America n Swelling Title
of Immigration. Iiy G;s:uvc Midland.
O nay that the great l.uiU of th" Atnoilran p;
et." tee ,:i
recent phase of liumigr.itlon to lln-lr eomtry an unmitigated
evil Is probably not n'l e.MgS"r:iti d statement. If the reasons
for mica an opinion were asked, the answer would generally
he that the newcomers r.re Ignorant and shabby. I'm tln
student of man, however, these reasons have not the weight
which they carry in the popular mind. When, as Is the case
with most of our pn sent Immigrants, I gnorauco has for Its
cause the lack, not of Intelligence, hut of th" proper editca-
t'oinl facilities, It Is an acquired negative characteristic. As such It Is not
transmissible to offspring, and means absolutely notions for the future of the
race. The first Halt h people brought to Home hy the armies of Caesar were
1 ,oked upon In contempt hy patricians and plebeians alike. They were ig
norant, rude, uncivilized. Fifteen eonturlis later, when the Uomilssanco
swept over their laud, the descendants of those same I'.altlc barbarians started
n civilization which, in many respects U now the first of the world. Placed
In tin highly favorable American economic conditions, the next generation oJ
our Italian Immigrant. will promptly show us that they luck neither intel
ligence nor imagination nor artistic talent. That the recent turn taken by
Immigration will deeply and in many ways modify our national character
is certain. That it will deteriorate it is not. Some of the modifications wiil
he for the worse, some for the better. We can measure the extent of none,
trnd ought thereby to be prevented from makhr; sweeping assertions.
The most conspicuous physical change which will he brought about hy in
tennarrla.se "with the newcomers will be the least noticed by all hut eth
nologists. It is the chanso which took place In many parts of Europe after
she set the whistle to her lips and blew! the groat prehistoric Alpine invasion, and which is clearly seen in sepultures
f I t ,
Th" cotton yUId I'l (Vn A.-.,
amounted to nearly ) i.d'.o,! i j. 4
of raw cotton. Th:t sr iwn from Ana
lean seed is estimated at lci.'ni'.uu
pound. The principal regions wle-re
cotton is now cultivated are the dis
tricts of Feran ni.d Siimarl.aud. the
trans-('apian region and the Hicham
and "'yr-larl.iu re:,i jns.
From Hnirnnl rylt 's '-Jhe Story of King
Arthur awl , Knights" in St. Su-holui
T ) Li v.-lien f King Arthur had
f C come unto the lake, there he
I J bcdield the miracle that Mer
C liu had told to him aforetime.
ior, lo! there in tho midst of the ex
ranse of water was the appearance of
a fair and beautiful arm, as of a
woman, dad In all white samite. And
the arm was encircled with several
nraeeiets of wrousht sold; and the
Land held a sword of marvellous work
manship aloft in the air above the sur
lace of the water; and neither the arm
r.or the sword moved so much as a
Lairs-breadth, but were motionless like
to a carven imase upjn the surface of
tho lake. And behold! the sun of that
ftra use land shone down upon the hilt
of the sword, and it was of pure soid
Lesec with jewels of several sor'ts,
so that the hilt of the sword and the
bracelets that encircled the arm
glistened in the midst of the lake like
to Rome triangular star of exceedius
aihi so Kins Arthur sat upon his
war-horse and gazed from a distance
at tho arm and tho sword, and he
greatly marveled thereat; yet he wist
not how he nnsht come at that sword
for tho lake was wonderfully wide and
r.eep, wherefore he knew not how he
might come thereunto for to make it
ii. s own. And as he sat pondering
v.-ithin himself, Lo was suddenly aware
cf a strange lady, who approached
mm tnrougn these tall Lowers that
bloomed along the margin of the lake,
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'"' iwiea ue perceived nor coming
toward him he quickly dismounted
iroin ins war-liorso, and, with the
bridle-rein over his arm, he went for-
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wiu ior to meet ner. as no came
nigh to her he perceived that she was
wonderfully beautiful, and that her
hair was like silk ar.d as black as it
was possible to be, and so long that
it reached unto the ground as she
wallcfed. And this strange lady was
clad all In green, only that n fine cord
of crimson and gold was interwoven
Into the pleats of her hair: And around
her neck there hung a very beautiful
necklace of several strands of cinl
stones and emeralds set in cunningly
wrought gold; and r. round her wrists
were bracelets of the Lice sort, of
opal stones and 'emeralds sot in gold
Anil when King Arthur beneld her
wonderful appearance, he immediately
knelt before her upon one knee in the
midst of all those flowers. "Lady,
quoth he, "I do certainly perceive that
thou art no mortal demoiselle. Also
that this place, because of its extraor
dinary beauty, can be no other than
some land of faerie into which I have
"King Arthur," replied tho lady,
"thou sayst socthly, for I am indeed
faerie. Moreover, I may tell thee that
my name is Xymue, and that I am the
chiefest of those ladies of the lake of
whom thou mayst have heard people
"Lady," said King Arthur, "that
which thou Idlest me causes me to
wonder a very great deal. And. in
lced, I am afraid that in coming hither
ward I have been doing amiss for to
intrude upon the solitude of your dvell-
"Nay, not so, King Arthur." quoth
the Lady -of the Lake; "for, in truth,
tjiou art very welcome hereunto. Like-
wise, I may tell thee that thou couldst
not have entered this land had we
not been willing for thee to do so
Moreover, I tell thee truly that I have
a greater friendliness for tiiee and
those noble knights of thy court than
tnou canst easily wot or. Kut I .o
beseech thee of thy courtesy for to toil
me what it la that brinss thee to ou:
"Lady," quoth the King, "I will tell
thee the entiro truth. I fought of late
n batue with a certain Sable Knight, in
the which I was sorely and grievously
wounded, and wherein I burst my
gpcar and snapped my sword and lost
even my miscricorde, so that I had not
i single thing left me bv Avay of a
weapon. In this extremity Merlin
here, told n:o of KxealiLur, and of how
it is continuously upheld by an, arm
Li the midst of this magical lake. Ho
upon it passing shrilly. Then straight
way there appeared upon th" water, n
neat way off, a certain tiling that
shone very brightly. And this drew
near with great speed, and, as It camo
nigh, behold! it was a boat all of
carven brass. And the boat moved
upon the water like a swan, very
swiftly, so that long lines like to silver
threads stretched far away behind
across the face of the water, which
otherwise vas like unto glass for
smoothness. And when the brazen
boat had reached tho bank it rested
there and moved no more.
Then the Lady of the Lake bade
King Arthur to enter the boat, and so
he entered it. And immediately he had
done so the boat moved away from
the bank ns swiftly as it had come
thither. And Merlin and the Lady of
the Lake stood upon the margin of the
waver and gazed after King Arthur
and the brazen boat.
And Kins Arthur beheld that tho
boat floated swiftly across the lake
to where was the arm uplifting the
sword, and that the arm and the sword
moved not, but remained where they
Then King Arthur reached forth and j
took the sword in his hand, and imme- !
diatoly the arm disappeared beneath
the water, and King Arthur hfld the
sword and the scabbard thereof, and
the belt thereof in his hand, and. lo! I
they were his own. I
Then tho brazen boat sped quickly
back to the land again, and Kins Ar
thur stepped ashore where stood the
Q dy of the Lake and Merlin, and he .
;,.ive the lady great thanks beyond
measure for all that she had done for
to aid him in ids great undertaking:
and she gave him cheerful and pleas
ing words in reply. j
Then King Arthur saluted the lady
as became him; and having mounted
his war-horse, and Merlin having
mounted his palfrey, they rode away
thence upon their business th" King's
heart still greatly expanded with pure
delight at having for his oavii thai
beautiful sword, the most bcautifu'
and the most famous in all tho world,
posterior to that event. The skull will become shorter and broader, lhat
change Is taking place now, on a large scale, in the Biates of New York,
Pennsylvania, and especially Massachusetts. Wo leave it to Kst botes to de
cide whether It gives us reason to rejoice or lament. The Century.
Fur the purposes of th" irrirat ' i of
the ("olesberg district, (Hang" itlwr
Colony, HT.Oim) acres have b'.'ii ac
quired, and the works wlil enable 10.
(.10 acres to be cultivated, providim;
good living for bill') settlers and their
families. The sum of SKi'Miix) re
quired for the carrying out of t!.
rcheme has been furnished by ti.
Khodeii estate and the Cape Agricul J
At Wcisbaden, the famous Herman
watering place, an extensive apparatus
has just been constructed for freeing
the drinking water used in the town
from all injurious germs with the aid
of electricity. Electric discharges In a
Fystem of metal, tubes generate ozom
Hard Work, No Worry, a Thought For the Other
Fellow, and a Smiling Face the Way to Ilapp'nsss.
HAT Is the use of being pessimistic? Did pessimism ever do you
any good? Did it ever do your neighbor any good? What If the
coal is low In the bins and tho money slack In the pockets?
Worrying about it will not fill e'.thcr of them, but getting down
to hard work this minute, keeping at work, and, above all, word
ing the right way, will.
Every minute Idly spent wondering and worrying and specu
lating ns to what Is going to happen is a minute worse than
wasted. Hard luck Is a phantom; laziness is a fact. Don't be
lacy, and you will not have hard luck. Life is a class in matlie
Work according to tho rule and stick to it, and you will solve the
When you are feeling glum, down In the mouth, discouraged and generally
out of sorts, remember the gospel of good nature. Then put It in practice.
Stop thinking about yourself and your' troubles. Do something for the other
fellow. Tho result may surprise you. You thought, possibly, that lie was a
bear, but, even if he is, ho knows the milk of human kindness when he
I A smile is contagious. Terhaps you never thought of that. You knew
i that fear was catching, that discontent traveled like wildfire, that sickness
! begot siclyicss. We all acknowledge these things and wo all know the deadly
j results. Why not change the thought? Why not recognize that confidence in
tho future, happiness and good health are also contagious?
It was a wise philosopher who said, "Thoughts are things." It was d good
philosopher who declared, "As a man thinketii, so is he." "Practice makes
perfect," is a saying, tho truth of which is axiomatic. Sow optimism, practice
good nature, and you will reap peace, joy and coaienimen:. No one can
make you unhappy, if you refuse to bo unhappy,
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Y men passes cpwaiu iiuuuii ium;-'1?
be sterilized (lows downward tlirougi
the same gravel. Nearly !M0) cubic,
feet of water can be purilied I.i an
hour, at a cost of about ?1.2o.
Tho?e who have been tattooed ami
who regret It may succeed in ridding
themselves of these marks by the fol
lowing process: Four on the tattooed
portion a concentrated solution of tan
nin, then by means of a needle anaio-U
gous to that of the tattooer, prick the
surface and then rub hard with a ni
trate of silver pencil. There is formed
a slough which falls at the end cf
fourteen or eighteen days, and the? op
eration leaves only a white sear, which,
at tho end of two months is invisible.
xperunents wan catnotie rays, -v-rays,
md the various forms of radio-activit;i.
md whose investigations of such suiw
ects are well known, expresses, in the
it and sec if it does no I
ft 81iBl!b.V .
By Justice Ernest Hall, of the Supreme Court of Ne-.v
Slay Meet fTnlrPfttnn'n Fnte.
Fo low is the level of St. Petersburg
that the heavy westerly gales from
the gulf, says the Pittsburg Dispatch,
us well as tho big floods brought about
by the melting of the ice and snow in
the spring, are ant to imuidr' w-jrctc ri
ve portions of the towm'nlthomrh fc
grave is the danger to w varieties
is exposed from those inuuS,C(Hintrbnt
whenever tho river begins tor? 'guns
are fired from the Fortress of St.
Peter and t. Paul to warn the occu
pants of the cellars and basements to
seek refuge upstairs, while the ravel j
authorities cot to work to establish j
a system of boat patrols for tho rescue ;
of these in danger of drowning in tho
flooded streets. There are some who I
dee la re that St. refers burg is destined
some day or another to be completely I
engulfed by the waves and to lie swal
lowed up by tho waters of tho Gulf
of Finland. j
Of course, flic swampy character of '
its site has from the very outset ren- j
cleretl St. Petersburg extremely un
healthy, especially at certain seasons ;
of the year. In fact, there Is no capital j
in Europe where the death rate is so (
high. It has only been by the most j
wonderful perseverance that the mare- j
rial obstacles and ditlieulties presented j
by the marshy nature cf the soil have '
been overcome, and until quite recent- I
Jy a law enacted by Peter tho (Treat
vas still hi force requiring every ves
s?I arriving at St. Petersburg to bring
a quantity of stones
to h?r tonnage for use
streets and in fornimr, the foundations
of buildings and esphinades.
i i. v
UMILITY is, to other people, one of the most charming char
acteristics a man can possess, but it is not one that will aid
him in Ids battle with the world. The man of humility is
seldom a leader his very nature makes it impossible for him
to take the initiative yet the greatest men in the world's his
tory, the most learned and those who have done most for their
fellow-men were modest in demeanor, simple in habits and
humble in spirit.
At first glance this statement may appear paradoxical, but
it is not. Students may become more and more humble as
they acquire wisdom, for they become more and more alive to their own
limitations, and more and more sensible to tho insignificance of their knowledge
ns compared with tho wealth of wisdom there Is in tho world and the versa
tility of other mom
To be truly great, and yet bo humble, requires qualities of mind which
fc-w men possess. Those who have won fame have done so because they
struggled toward a definite end; and it is but natural to take pride in the
achievement when the battle has been fought and the victory won.
Humility is a lesson which tho clergy seldom fail to impress on their con
gregations, and every Sunday-school scholar is famiiiar with the name of the
most modest and humble man who ever lived.
Sir Isaac Newton was so keenly alive to the insignificance of man, as
compared to the marvels of the world and the wonders of the universe,
that it would have been utterly impossible for him to have been other than
John Wesley and John Bunyan are instances cf preachers who were huiu'o'e,
and ui A io many followers of tho Carpenter's Sen, they never became proud pi
P,enjamin Franklin was so lacking in pride that he walked through the
streets of Philadelphia with a loaf of bread under his arm. and, though he
became one of tho most powerful men of his day, ho was never puffed up or
Some men remain humblo because they realize how very little is their
own greatness, and others because they are never able to overcome the retiring
nature which was theirs by birth.
To be "proud as Lucifer" is a common fa ilia
-to be "meek as Moses" is a
in. paving the
I'oRtofilce lu Germany.
In the German Empire there are f!2,-
104 postofiices, 17,073 telegraph and lo,-
170 telephone ofliccs, the whole employ
ing 202,587 persons. The number of
postages in 1901 was u.n21.f)00,0i an
increase for the year of four and one
half per cent.
Common sense covers a multitude of
;u-eance. New York Press.
Habits of Southern Ouixll.
"In tho wooded parts of tho South
the quail in January are found among
the trees and sapling?-, because they
find more food and shelter there, but in
February they return to tho fields, and
during this mouth all of tho quail shot
wiil be found in the open," said George
G. Johnson, of New York, who has just
returned from a Southern hunting trip.
"The reason for this," continued Mr.
Johnson, "is that young grass is sprout
ing in tho fields and the quail are very
fond of the new shoots. Just at this
time all the quail shot have their
crops filled with young grass, which is
both succulent and nourishing. There
Is not a great deal of cover in tho fields,
and tho birds are very wild, running
ahead of the dogs in the field and scat
tering badly when flushed. In a few
weeks though, they begin to mate and
grow very much less cantious." Wash
He Miule a Mistake.
'I lie man wno was soliciting lor ai
charitable institution argued long and
earnestly. He wanted a contribution
of 100. Finally the merchant reached
for his cheek book. !
"The herd loveth a cheerful giver," .
quoted the solicitor, wbu ihoeiful sat-
"Does He?" asked the merchant, lies- I
"You'll find It in tho Eible," asserted
Tho merchant put back L's check
"I was about to give you $100,' he
crp'ained, ''out I couldn't possibly do
that cheerfully. Doubtless it would hr
more pleasing in the eyes of tho Lord
If I kept; down to a point where I can
Thereupon hn bar. dM a .?." b'll to the
solleKer and sailled plcu-iuiUy. Chi
Gustavo le Eon, who has made many
experiments with cathode rays, X-rays,
Kevue Scieutifique, the opinion that all
these phenomena are particular as
pects of a new form of energy which,
although its manifestations have been
but recently recognized, is as common
in nature as electricity or heat. He
also thinks that closer study along
these lins may reveal to us a connect
ing link between energy and m '.tier. .
Before the Cambridge Philosophic'
Society in England, recently, Profess1
Uidgeway produced evidence, historical
and scientific, to prove that the Ear
bary horse, from which all five fine
horses of tho world have sprung, -was
derived either from tho zebra of North
oast Africa, or, more likely, from some
very closely allied species now extinct.
North Africa, therefore, and not
bia. Is the original home of tho tvfr
oughbred. More than 000 years Toe'iVys
Christ King Solomon imported horses
from Egypt, and Egypt got them from
Lybia. "It is now clear," says Profes
sor Ridgeway, "that tho Arabs never
owned a good horse until they hnd bo
come masters of North Africa and the
Earbary horses, from whom
sprung our own racing stock."
Evan London Taking to Flnts.
It seems almost certain that Louden
tvill go the way of most cities on foe
Continent, and that its large private
houses, those castles so dear to the
Englishmen, with all their wasi,"
snace and extravagant cost, mustd. a
way to flats. It seems probabh'.'q',
that London will improve upon the
Continental practice and combine res
taurants with flats. We may see that
this plan has been already tried with
excellent results in certain -lints of the
more luxurious order. But the system
is extending rapidly, and there aio mv.v
flats or sets of rooms, of an entirely
unpretentious kind, whore lunches and
dinners are served in the imniie cSmn
room at a cost of from nine pence
lunch to one shilling or cue shlilinjKahl
three pence for dinner. The i'oo is
simple, but well cooked, and can be
nicely served at a sum just over cost
price. Wo have all heard, too. of the
wonderful traiteur who would h,
seem to have stepped out of the
man nignis, ana wno proviues c,i;y,?
i With table lmeu, flowers, silver. -rao
whole accompanied by a deft attend
ant, who waits, washes up and dis
appears. The whole for a mod orate
sum. The system appears to work
well, and we are assured thatS't af
fords infinite relief to the mnloi
married couple, to the bachelor. n-A'.o
the woman with a profession. N:Sf
Hunters thj Fox' Y.vK. Fi-iei-oe.
It would be a sad day for E-ynar.-l
If hunting were ever steppe:. Ho
would then be treated as vermin,
poisoned and trapped.' and tlilsbK;-'.:-ful
little quadruped would sc.v. s
tinct. It sounds Irish, l.u b, v: '.:r. a
fox owes his existence. u to:c Lunlh..
lie is looked upon as ahr.'isr s-acred.
Don't regard all men as fool.-:.. rvv.;e
cf them uilghi foe! you.