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I I~olorado wili, durlug the month of ~gust, be afleId of battle. The can- roar will be the eloquence of gift- ~t'and learned men; their ammunition me beautiful flowers that adorn the ~Lrth, and the casus belll the question ~. to what of all the American wild ~Ower~ will he selected as a natlonal Dwer to go with the eagle and Uncle am as emblematical adornments of ir beloved Stars and Stripes. the sounds of the skirmishing al- ady fill the air. Away back in Boa- the first hostile demonstration has )Peared. It comes from a society treed a few years ago for the pur- ~e of propagating ~and cultivating the ~lumbine. Now the faithful of that tnd have thrown off the mask and ~e seeking to make the columbine the ational flower. But the columbine hey select is the beautiful red and yel- }W species that inhabit the cliffs of ~e New England hills and mountains. Colorado is at once on the defensive. be columbine lovers of the Centen- ~v 1 state are Willing--yes, eager--to e their state flower the national i ~blem, but they will wage a fight to ~e death with any claimants other those who rally around the stand- of the blue and white columbine of Rocky mountain region. To that Coloradoans have been preparing the issue and in defense of their will battle to the end. The accepted battle ground, the time the arrangements will. be in the ion for the Advancement of convention during August, In At that time section G of the body will open Its meetings to members of the Botanical Society America. Then the delegates will and by their discussion fight the issue. The blue and white columbine of has many and earnest cham- Chief among them is Profes- Byron D. Halstead, professor of in Rutger's College and presi- of the Botanical Society of Amer- ica. Side by side with him will fight of the leading botanists of the In all the skirmishing up to time the Rocky mountain colum- has the lead in every way. All required to make the assurance victory complete is the rallying of fighters to the standard. Professor George L. Cannon af Den- probably knows more about eel- than any man in the country. /tie has lived with them, studied their abits and fought for them. He is at the head of the army who will battle with the eastern enemies. Up at Boul- the other day he was told of the battle. "The movement for the adoption of r "' the columbine as our national flowe, ald Professor Cannon, "perhaps had Its inception in this state, although I :am not certain that those whose desire the selection of the columbine have in mind the species that has been selected ~s the state flower of Colorado--that is, the Aquilegia eoerulea or the blue ~and white columbine of the Rocky ~aountains. It is not Impossible that they have in mind the pretty red and Yellow columbine of the cliffs of New England. "During the first years of the last de- ~Cade several states adopted (generally by the votes of participants in Arbor :I)ay exercises) some favorite state flower as a state emblem. Following this example, N. B. Coy, state superin- ?tendent of education, asked those tak- ~lng part in the Arbor Day exercises of '1891 to cast ballots for a state flower .and return the results to his office. As one of the few that had given any con- ~slderable attention to the flowering l)lants of Colorado I was asked to make a number of public addresses on the more important plants of the tate and to prepare an article on the same subject for the state press. *'In our choice we were troubled by .an embarrassment of riches. Dozens ~f species of flowering plants would ave made suitable emblems in a state less blessed in floral riches. Ndtwith- ~tanding the abundance of candidates ~ne plant was prominent in the minds of nearly every one for its grace of ~orm, beauty of coloring and for its Wealth of associations. Of the total number of votes cast and received by Professor Coy there were 14,472 for the columbine. Its nearest c~)mpetitor ~a$ the Mariposa lily, 1,157 votes; for the cactus, 1,027, and for the yucca, I}69 votes." Professor Cannon probably did more by his eloquence and his reasons for the selection of the columbine than "any other inducement, including the al~cal of the beauty of the :i flower for i~s sel~ction. His first argu- ment was to dentonstrate that the blue and white columbine grew only In the mountains and therefore was more typical of the state. His sug- gestions of the color of flow.ers in lan- guage has been freely quoted in both prose and poetzT. "What could better typify the state," said Professor Cannon, "than the col- ors of this blossom. Its blush sepals point to the azure skies of Colorado; its pure white petals to the eternal snows: of the great continental divide and its golden antlers not only recall the great ! treasure vaults of the nation locked up in our mountain fastnesses, but also our equaIly great wealth, the bounte- ous golden harvests that we now reap in theheart of the erstwhile great Am- erican desert." While the old code of the language of flowers contains no sentiment for this our state flower, we may well ap- propriate the motto attached to its near relative, the purple columbine, the words, "Resolved to win," as express- ing a sentiment typical of our pioneer manhood of the Centennial state. Although originally a plant of the ra- vines or sheltered mountain sides, blos- soming only in the open in higher alti- tudes, it thrives in cultivation in the rich gardens of the East as well as of this section. A local firm has aided greatly in extending the popularity of this flower by collecting and selling roots anal seeds of the plant throughout the East. The large number of votes .cast for the Mariposa lily," said Professor Can- non yesterday, "was in no small way due to the fact that the columbine has a form far too graceful, delicate and complicated to lend aid to the purposes of the decorative artist. While the simple tuliplike form of the Maripesa was admirably fitted for such pur- poses. At first decorators seemed un- able to catch the spirit of the flower, but the more recent efforts seem to be fairly successful. The columbines are members of the great crowfoot family. which includes the buttercups, lark- spurs; monkshood, clematis, the mead- ow rue, anemones and the marsh mar- igolds. It is the member of a genus of plant found tu many parts of the world. As a rnle the hative home of the col- umbine is the mountain, but they do well when transplanted to gardens. The colors of the columbines favor shades of purple, blue and white, yet red and yellow colored varieties are not uncommon. There are the red and yellow columbines of the rocky cliffs of the Appalachian system of moun- tains and the golden columbines of the southern part of this state. Coulter's Rocky Mountain Flora mentions seven species found in the Rocky Mountains and.to this must be added some inter- esting forms found by Miss Eastwood and Mies Dalley, some of which are noticeable for lacking that characteris- tic feature of the columbine genus, the long spurs. The columbine ranges in height from one to three feet. The entire plant ts found to be free from the hair which covers mos~ of the western plants. Most of the leaves are found near the base of the plant and are from two to two" and one-half inches in diameter. The five sepals are colored like petals of varying shades of lilac, lavender and blue and deep purple. In albino forms they may be pinkish or even white. The five white petals are prolonged into spurs which contain at the end a san of fiectar, the quest of species of long- billed moths and of robber bees who do not hesitate to tear open the spurs and take the sweet fluid without ren- dering any return to the plant in trans- ferring pollen from one flower to an- other. While there are numerous stamens there are but five pistils which ripen in follicles and scatter their seed by the winds shaking the slowly open- ing pods. "The columbine kus a faint, delicious, ~ragrance which is veqy noticeable when the winds of the mountatn~ sweep the odor toward an observer who has the windward advantage of a group of these flowers. The names of our state flower have the following derivation: The generic name of aqU- egla is from the Latin, meaning an ea- gle whose claws the spurs were thought to suggest. Its specific name, coerulea, of course refers to its pre- dominating colbr. The English name is supposed to have been derived from a fancied resemblance of a number of doves drinking from a common dish. Although the general custom of select- ing a state flower by the school chil- dren of the state is generally regarded as complete, the Legislature that met in 1899 thought it necessary to pass a bill making.the lavender and white columbine 'our state flower,' a descrip- tion perhaps not very accurate for a color description, and. as we have se~'- eral specimens in this state of similar colors, anything but a distinctive one." We are now hearing good reports, ays Field and Farm, about the yields of winter wheat when sown on land fertilized with sheep manure from the :feeding corrals. In Otero county one man harvested a splendid crop of ~heat from a field of forty acres Which yielded fifty-five bushels an acre of excellent quality. Much of this fin9 yield Is due to the fertilization of the sheep pens. It is his invariable rule to plow the ground immediately after the wheat is removed to the thresher. This opening up of the soil to the sun and air increases the yield five bushels an acre. The fertilization from the sheep pens adds at least fit- bushels an acre. Many farmers have been worrying over the accumu- lation.of sheep droppings in their oar- ~ls and have wondered what they. should do to prevent the nuisance aris- ing from the deposit. There are no flakes in the state that would not be vastly improved by the spread of such manure. the annual report of the Missouri commission, the commission com- I)lalus of the inadequacy of the appro- l~rlationa for accomplishing useful re- ,Suits on the Mtsaoflri river or for mak- :lag progress toward an '~ltimate im- l~rovement. The commission recom- mends $1,000,000 for work during the next fiscal year. F The monthly comparative statement ef the government receipts and expen- ditures shows that the receipts for July, 1901, amounted to $52,320,340, and the expenditures $52,307,590, which leaves a surplus for the month of $12,- 750, as against a deficit for the month of July, 1900, of $4,000,000. The re- ceipts from the same sources~of reve- nue are given as follows: Compari- sons are made with.July, 1900: Cus- tom~, $21,263,963; increase, $1,461,000. Internal revenue, $28,338,190; increase, $778,000. Miscellaneous, $2,718,186; in- crease, $126,000. The expenditures during the month on account of the .War Department were $16,017,909, de- crease $2,828,000. Navy Department, $6,143,265, ipcrease $825,000. Pensions, $11,601,209, decrease $315,000. Santos Dumont, aeronaut, made an- other unsuccessful attempt recently to win the prize of 100,000 francs, offered by M. Deutsche of the Aero Club, for a dirigible balloon. He started from the grounds of the Acre Club the Par d'Aero station at St. Cloud, and head- ed for the Eiffel tower. When over Longchamps, the guide rope caught in a tree. He got clear, but, finding he could not cover the course within the time limit,' he returned to St. C~oud, eight and one-haft minutes after "the start, having covered about half the distance to the E~ffel tower. III IIIII WILL WE MAKE LIFE? THE NEW CENTURY MAY RE- VEAL THIS MARVEL. FryfnK Into thn Arch-Secret of Damn Nature's Laboratory -- X Phyliologist ~ho Bnlieve8 that the Froblo~a WILl. 8nan Day ]50 8olvcd~ The famous Professor Haeckel says that man will some day learn how to make life---that he will know how "to produce a living substance by artificial processes." Perhaps the new century may hold in reserve this greatest mar- vel, which will enable the physiolog- ical chemist to assume the role of a creator. It may be only in a small way, but it will be wonderful none the less. ~ After all, the problem is simply to create a bit of protoplasm, which is the basis of all life, the clay of the potter--the substance, in short, out of which all animals and plants are built up. And surely that ought not to be so very difficult, considering what very ordinary stuff protoplasm is. Take a spoonful of the white of an egg, and you have it, practically. White of egg, in fact, is nearly pure protoplasm. The composition of protoplasm being absolutely known, the chemist has no great trouble in imitating it. So many parts of oxy- gen, hydrogen, nitrogen and carbon are put together, and there you are. Artificial protoplasm has been made of albuminous substances and oils, and the product has actually had a move- ment of its own simulating life; but the movement was due merely to chemical causes. Viewed under the microscope, the stuff had exactly the same apparent structure as proto- plasm, but there was no life in it, and no reproductive principle. The differ- ence between a thing living and a thing dead is not a matter of struc- ture or chemical composition--the two may be exactly the same in both re- spects~but in the ability which the living thing has to renew its own cells and propagate fresh ones. Blood taken nut of the veins of a living ani- mal is the same as the blood that re- mains in the veins, but the latter is continually developing new corpuscles --is alive, in other words~while the former does nothing of the kind. Vehy is it so? In the answer to that ques- tion lies the arch-secret of Dame Na- ture's laboratory. I~ has never been plausibly guessed at as yet, but there is no good reason for taking it for granted that it will never be found out. Prof. Haeekei calls attention to the fact that in trying to create life man is only making an effort to ac- complish what the plants in any- body's garden are doing all the time. They take so many parts of carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen and oxygen and convert them into protoplasms, the living sulmtanes. Science can com~ bine these elements Just as nature does, the proportions being exactly known, but not yet so as to produce life. "But I believe firmly," says the great physiologist, "that the problem will some day be solved, and the arti- ficial production of life become~an ac- complished fact." If a drop of blood be drawn by pricking one's finger and viewed under a high microscopic pow- er there will be seen, among numer- ous little disc-shaped bodies which float in it and give it its red color, a comparatively, smaller number of somewhat larger colorless bodies of irregular shape. If the drop be kept at the temperature of living blood these colorless corpuscles will be seen to exhibit a marvelous activity, chang- ing their forms with great rapidity, drawin~g in and thrusting out prolon- gations of their substance, and creep- ing about as if they were independent organisms. Each is a tin}, mass of protoplasm, and has a nucleus of its own, It is a structural unit of the human being taking shape as an ag- gregation of Such corpuscles. It is the same way with all other animals. though they are built up on different structural forms, and some, like the amoeba, are so low down in the scale of creation as to consist of but one such cell. A plant is able to take carbolic acid, water, and nitrogenous salts, and convert them into proto- plasm. That is the way In which vegetable organisms grow. An animal cannot do this, and so would starve in the presence of any quantity of such raw materials.--Philadelphia Times. His H0noy W~ Miselalg. ~tulee The Kansas City Journal tells this story: "Frank Anderson was for years a well-known commercial traveler who made Galena. He was passionately fond of honey, and the proprietor of the hotel at Galena, at which he al- ways stopped, always had some on hand for him. On one trip Anderson took his wife along, an$1 as thev ap- proached Galena he mentioned to her that he was getting to a place where they could have some honey. When the pair were sitting at the supper table that night no honey appeared, and An- derson said sharply to the head waiter: 'Where is my honey? The waiter smil- ed and said: 'You mean the little black-haired one? Oh, she don't work here now.'" Portable Chnrehes. There'are portable churches, as well as schoolhouses, and the Reformed church in Pennsylvania ~s thinking se- rioUsly of adopting them for congrega- tions not yet financially able to erect permanent buildings. These movable churches are made of corrugated gal- vanized iron, fastended to a wooden ~framework, which framework 1 cov- ered on the inside with a wainscoting, lining the hole side and ceiling, The churches can be made say size an~ on any plan. One seating 300 persons can be put up ready for use at a e~t ~f $1,5000. II II SELF-HELP FOR WOMEN, Thouo Who Are Nervo~-m Are Glyou Sfntple Rulc~.. When you are asleep, it is to be hoped that you are still, Few people are when they are awake. If ons ob- serves the crowd in the streets, it is curious and most disagreeable to see how small the number is who are not constantly making grimaces and work- ing their faces or jaws in some man- ner. I have heard it said it was bash- fulness that caused this, but it has noL been my. observation that bashfulness was so widedly distributed an Ameri- can trait; besides, how does twisting the face help to keep one in counte- nance? No, it is not bashfulness; it is misdirected nervous energy, which ought to be aiding the movements of their legs or getting stored up some- where in the central nervous reser- voirs for future use. Learn to keep still when you rest; when you move, move with' the part of the body need- ed; do not wast9 your'force by walk- ing with your arms and face as well as with your legs. If circumstances force an unusual and fatiguing amount of exertion upon you, break it now and then by periods of absolute rest. No matter how brief they are, they, will be useful if you mare them com- plete and perfect in the way described. T~ais is true of mental as well as bod- ily exertion, A minute or two minutes of quiet, with closed eyes if possible, with your tension relaxed and the gearing of the machinery thrown off for the moment, will help and refresh yougreatly. Here, again, more may be gained if the ability to relax mentally can be secured, in a fashion similar to the withdrawing of muscular tension. Learn to empty your mind when not using it--Dr. John Mitchell in Har- per's Basar. DE MORES ~'ll~E FENCB, Mltrqul~ Tells Weltnaer He'll Shoot Him on Second Offense. When the Marquis de Mores took possession of his 20,000 acres in the Bad Lands he proceeded to put up barbed wire fences says G. W. Dgden in Everybody's Magazine. One of the first to meet this innovation in the Bad Lands was a hunter named Frank O'Donnell. He was heading in for the river one day and almost fell from his horse in astonishment when he saw the new fence. So great was his sur- prise he could not call to his mind ap- propriate oaths. He cut the wire and rode on toward Medora in silence. They told him there who was respon- sible for the breach of Bad Lands eti- quette and he called on the marquis. "Say, pardner, what in the do you mean by putting up that fence?" he demanded~ with an injured air. De Mores replied that he was merely ~enc- ing his own property, as was custom- ary in civilized lands. "Well, I just cut a gap in the blankety-blank thing up yonder on the hill," said the hun- ter defiantly; "that's the way I'll treat your fence whenever it comes in my way." "The next time you cut my fence," De Mores said, without chang- ing color or showi~g the least sign of ,anger, "I'll shoot you on sight." O'Don- nell's Jaw fell, and he looked in amaze- ment from one to another of the men who stood around. Then he mounted his horse and rode away. Study What Eou l~ust Affeet~ Scientists now acknowledge thai edu'cation has most effect upon medi- ocre minds. It can do a great deal with them, less for those who are de- fective, and still less for those highly endowed; for taiente(l persons, even though they may receive all the usual courses of intellectual training, usually educate themselves, says the Woman's Home Companion. They gain thel~ most valuable education through the exercise of their strongest faculties. Work is their tutor and self-direction their college. Parents and tutors need to have a care that their effSrts to be helpful ta children do not interfere with the nat. ural development of their faculties. This is sometimes done through nol recognizing thei~ special abilities, quit~ frequently from a wish to fix their des- tinies in accordance with some conven- tional standard. We should study~the individuality of our child from hi~ birth, so that we may avoid a waste- ful employment of his energies in pur- suits that are alien to his dlsp0sitlon and foreign to his needs. Where Our Englkh I~ Faulty. A sound that is heard only to a lim- ited extent in American speech is the sound of e in person, of i in girl, of in word, of u in murder and of y in myrtle. Previous!y to about fifteen years ago the sound was seldom heard from the lips of American actors. Now there are few of them that do no~ make it properly. Five vowels, e, i, o. u and y in certain words 'have precise. ly the same sound. This" smmd is easily learned, but it must be learned orally; it cannot be described to any practl~l purpose. The making of it is a very important matter if one would have one's utterance conform to refine. ed usage. The sound commonly heard trenches closely tO the borderland el the vulgar.--Harper's Magazhie. Marqul~ X~ ~ Dat~ma~, The marquis of Ripen, who recently celebrated his golden wedding, has been a dairyman for years. In and about the picturesque town of Ripen, Yorkshire, may be seen milk ~gons bearing his formal title, "The most noble the marquis of Ripo~." He als@ has n milk s~re In London, where count~. ~airy pr~tt~ are ~old. ~. II I I , I II IIII II I III ~ I BY THE DVCH/~SS. CHAPTER XIX--(Continued.) "Do, doctor," he implored, earnestly; "I feel I shall never progress toward recovery so long as you compel me to remain in this room." "And where, may I ask, do you want to go?" demanded Dr. Stubber, irritably. He had grown wonderfully fond of his patient during the past few weeks, and could not bear to deny him any- thing but what was impossible. "To the library," said Denzll; "they can wheel the sofa up to the fire, and I promise you faithfully I will not try to walk. Give me your permission, and then my mother and Lady Caro- line can say nothing. I want to go down to-morrow." "Well, well, we will see about it," answered the doctor. This reply, Denzil knew, was equiv- alent to a promise. And accordingly the following day saw him installed in state in the library, with books and early spring flowers around him a~d all the family at his beck and call. It so fell out that about three o'clock he was alone, Mrs. Younge having been called off for some reason by Mabel, with an assurance that she would let her go back again in less thaff fl~e minutes. Almost as they closed the one door In making their exit the other, situated at the top of the room, opened, and Mildred Trevanton came in. Seeing Denzli so unexpectedly alone, she hes- itated slightly for a moment, and then came forward, looking rather shy and conscious, he thought. She was remembering her last inter- view wih him in his own room. and was feeling terribly embarrassed in consequence, while he was dwelling upon the same scene, but was viewing it very differently=not as a .reality, but merely in the light of a happy dream. "I am very glad to see you," she said, rather awkwardly, standing be- side his lounge, and looking down upon him. "You might have seen me long ago if you had cared to do so," he re- Joined, reproachfully. "You are the only one of all the household who never came near me during my fin ness." Mildred glanced at him suspiciously. Had he really forgotten all about it? His face was supremely innocent, an~ she drew a deep breath ofrelief, which yet was mingled with a little pain that he should so entirely have let her visit slip his memory. "You had so many to see after you~ I was scarcely wanted," she said; "and of course all day I heard reports of your well being." "Still you might have come, if only for a few minutes," he persisted. "Not that I expected you @ould. There was no reason why you, of all people, should trouble yourself about me." "If I had thought you wished me "Mildred!" he exclaimed, angrily; and then she ceased speaking alto- gether, knowing she had vexed him by the open hypocrisy of her last remark. "If she had thought!"~when she knew. in her inmOst heart, how he had been waiting, hoping, longing for some sign of her vresence. "So you have broken off your en- gagement with Lyndon?" he said, presently, regarding her attentiv~y. "Yes," she answered, quietly; "or, rather, he broke it off with me.'~ "He!" repeated Denzil. with amaze- meat, "Then it was his dolng--not yours? How could that be?" Then. Jealously--"~.nd you would perhaps have wished it to continue? You have been unhappy and miserable ever since?" "I have not been unhappy exactly, or miserable; but I certainly would not have been the one to end it." "What was the reason?" he asked, unthinkly; then--"I bog your pardon. Of course I should not have asked that." "There were many reasons,'" re- turned she, calmly. "Perhaps"~with a little bitter laugh~"you were right after all. Do you remember telling me that you thought no good man would ever care to marry me? Well, your words are coming true. I think." "Will you never for~et that I said that?" Denzirs voice was full of pain as he spoke. "You know I did not mean it. How could I, when I think you far above all women? You know what I think" of you--how I have love1 you and always shall love you until my death." "Oh, hush!" implored Mildred, tre- mulously, suddenly growing very pale. Then, hearing the sound of approach- ing ~ootsteps, she asked him hurried- ly~Are you getting stronger now~ really better? I should like to hear that from yourself." "Would you?" he said. looking pleased and radiant, and po~essing himself of one of the small slender hands that fell at her side. "Do you really care to know? Have you any interest at all in me? Say you will come and see me. then, here to-morrow at this hsur. Think how lonely it is to lie still all day." He pressed her hand entreatingly and kissed R. "If nothing prevents me," promised Miss Trevanion, with faint hesitation; and then the door ,opened and Mrs, Younge, Lady Carolina and old Blount name in. "&h, Mlldr~l, good child,': cried Mrs. ~u'n~, innocently, "you have beam taking care of him while I was fearing that he was alone all this time. Den- zil, you are a spoiled bey from~ all the attention you receive. I hope the time did not seem too long, Mildred, dear. I meant to be back directly." Miss Trevanion bIushed, and, mak- ing some pretty, graceful answer, es- caped from the room, while Lady Car- oline glanced covertly at D~enzil, who appeared totally unconscious of any undercurrent in the conversation, and old Blount looked mischievous. "Well," said he, when he had shaken hands with Denzil and wished him Joy in his kind hearty way at havi~lg re- covered his freedom, "I have Just b~en with Sir George, Lady Caroline, and he tells me yon arc determined to m~r- ry off all your family at once, llke a sensible mother." "I don't know about that," returned Lady Caroline, laughing. "One at a time, if you please, will suit us well enough. We do not want tO be left without a~y solace in our old age. But you mean Charlie and Frances. I SUI~- DOSe?" "Yes," said he, "they have come to a proper understanding at last i hear.'" "I think they came to that bef,)r~ ChristmaS," observed Lady Carolina: "but the question of late has be~n when to name the wedding day. Frances was very refractory in the be- ginning, but at last she has given in, and it is actually arranged to take place on the thirteenth of next month; always provided the day is fine--as she says nothing on earth would induce her to be married in rain." ~, Old Dick laughed. "She has been such a spoiled pet all her life," he commented, "that I think she will give Charlie something to do to manage her." "I agree with you," said Lady Caro- line; "but she is such a dear girl w~th it all that one can not help loving her and forgiving her the very trifling faults she Doesesses." "And then true love is such a smoother of all difficulties," put In Mrs. Younge, softly, raising her eyes from her knitting. "It is time for us to be thinking of wedding presents," said Denzil. "I wonder what she would like, Lady Caroline," "Well, I hardly know;" answered her ladyship; "but I can easily find out by putting a few adroit questions. I suppose Jewelry is about the best thing a young man can offer." "And how aheut Mabel's affair?" asked Blount. "Oh, the child!" cried Lady Caro- ltne---"surely she can afford to walt; and, besides, she must. as George ]~as decided nothing must be said about it until Roy is in a better position." "I have Just been talking to Sir George about that" said old Blount; "and I think it a pity the young peo- ple should be sighing for each other when they might be together. I am an old man now, with more money than I know how to spend; so L have decided that they shall have half, and set up housekeeping without further lay." "My dear Richard," cried Lady Car- oline, greatly touched, "this is too gen- erous. Why should ,they not walt?' Why should you deprive yourself of anything at your years ?" "My dear creature," returned old Blount, 'I am not thinking of dqing~ anything of the kind. I am far too, selfish to deprive myself of any" lux- uries to which I have been accustomed. But I literally can not get rid of the money; so they may Just as well'have it as let it be Idle." "There never was anybody like you. Dick," said Lady Caroline, with tears In her eyes. "Except Sir George," returned old BlounL mischievously, at whlch they all laughed. "And still we have Mildred to dis- pose of," he said presently, with a slde, glance at Denzll, who gazed stolidly out of the window, "Dear. dear--will you leave me no daughter?" expostulated Lady Caro- line; and Mrs. Younge, who had grown very intimate with them all durin~ her son's illness, looked up pIaiutiveo ly to say: "There is really no understanding young people in these days. Now how she could object tO that nice' Lord Lyndon fs beyond my comprehension --quite. He seemed-in every w~y ~o suited to her." "And he seemed to me in every way unsuited to her," put in Danzil, Im- pulsively and rather crossly. "'Did he indeed, my dear?" said his mother, with mild surprise. "Well, sen how differently people Judge." \ "Differently, indeed," coincided old Bloun% ~'And now tell us, DenzB, what ~brt of a person do yott think would make her happy?" There was a sly laugh in the old man's eyes as he asked the question, and Denzil, looking up, caught it; that presently he laughed too, rheum& rather against his will. (To be continued.) Cott~lto Hospitals for Cauad~ Countess Minto, the wife of the gov- cruet general Of Canada, has offere~ to become the head of a movemant to establish cottage hospitals throughout Canada. The lees we have the more the r~- cording angels place~ to our e~t when wa give.