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Flowers by the Thousand.
The most inspiring floricultural idea of ihe last quarter of a century Is the naturalizing of flowers by the thou sand in situations where they need absolutely no care after planting, says Country Life in America. It is the easiest kind of gardening, for there is no weeding, watering, hoeing, stak ing or tying. It is the most artistic form of gardening, because the flow ers fit perfectly into the landscape. It is the most effective kind of gar dening, because nothing can surpass in beauty a continuous sheet of flow ers all of the same variety. (No mat ter how numerous they may be, these wildlings never seem gaudy or vul gar.) And, finally, it is the least ex pensive way of getting hosts of flow ers—flowers like the stars of the Milky Way in multitude. A thousand narcissus bulbs! The thought takes one’s breath away; yet a thousand bulbs of the poets’ narcissus cost only $5 —a mere nothing compared with th' vision of loveliness which it maki; possible. Rarest U. S. Coin. The rarest coin of the United States Is not, as many suppose, the silver dollar of 1804, but the double eagle of 5849, of which there is only one In existence, and that belongs to the cab inet of the United States mint it can not be bought. Tragedies of Love and Life. The end of love Is a tragedy, just like the end of life. Both are facts In nature, and must be accepted in the same spirit. A person Is no more to be blamed when his love dies than when his body dies. —New York Times. Women Not Wanted. One cf the curious social laws ot Peru forbids women to attend funerals and they do not appear at weddings (except as one of the principals), un less they are very intimate friends of the contracting parties. Great Catch of Sturgeon. A Milford Haven (England) trawler recently landed twelve fine sturgeon, caught in one haul. Some of *>hem were six feet long. Such a catch has never been known previously. Sees End of Harmful Bacteria. A London physician thinks that within 100 years all bacteria that arc harmful will have been killed, and that the people of the 21st century will live to be 100 years old. They’re Little, but O, My! The brain of Taguchl, the Japanese anatomist, weighed 1.520 grams, sad It stands 30th in the list of brain weight! of men distinguished in the profes sions, arts and sciences. Two Kinds of Wives. There are two kinds of wives—one kind thinks her husband Is the great est man on earth and the other thinks she is grcaier than her husband. David Revised. After listening patiently to a lot of has-beens telling what they used to tc, David said In his baste, “All ntetl •re fishermen." • ml. oini C.OIVIAIN, UtINVtK, CULORAdd: BARDS OF AFRICAN KINGS. Only Survivors of the Minstrels of the Middle Ages. The only survivor of the true bard is to be found in darkest Africa. Ex actly like the ancient bards of the north, they wander through the land, singing songs in praise of chiefs. Most of them are subject to some particular native chief, whose praises they sing at all times. Often the songs are composed by the wise ruler himself, who thus makes certain of getting a satisfactory brand of praise. When a stranger visits the country of such a chief, a bard is always told off to accompany him as a sign of great honor. But as the bard misses no opportunity to sing songs about the chief, the pleasure is one-sided. The bards are paid handsomely, but they are not viewed with real respect. The warriors rather look down or them and force them to act as spies by sending them abroad to find out •flings about other tribes. However, the bards are feared II they are not respected, because they have the uncomfortable habit of tak ing back everything that they havs sung about a chief or his village H they are offended. In such an even! they go to other villages and sinj songs exposing all the weaknesses ct the people who have displeased them Little One Knew Her Rights. One of the Tribune’s Fresh Air children of the last week had quite an exciting experience while at Bing hamton. N. Y. She was playing in a field near where she was slaying. A lamb was tethered In the same Held and as the child had never seeiw-one in her life. It was naturally an object of great Interest to her. The lamb was lonesdme and kept up a continual bleating. Exasperated at last by Its incessant walla, the little girl, damp ing her foot, said: "You can toil your ma-a and your pa a and jour whole fambly I've got Just as good right here os you. The woman what brought me raid I could play here, and I'm goln' to stay; so there!” The woman who was entertaining the child overheard York Tribune. Mrs. Tom Thumb Still Alive. Mrs. Tom Thumb, made famous by Barnnm, is still alive at the age ol t5. She had a regular turn in a Mid get theater at Coney Island and is driven home each evening in the identical coach presented to Tom Thumb in 1884 by King Edward, then Prince of Wales. She is very religious and a member of the Actors' Church alliance and of the Woman s Aid soci ety. She is also a Daughter of the American Revolution. The famous wedding of Tom Thumb was cele brated in Grace church. New York, in 1864, and the photograph of "The Fairy Wedding Group" is doubtless still cherished in hundreds of plush albums or parlor center tables. The Retort Courteous. Miss Passay—You may sneer at p t dogs, but they're faithful, anyway , i! rather kiss a good dog than somo men. Mr. Sharpe—Well, well, some men are born lucky. About the Size of It. "Take care of your pennies,’ began the ehronlc morallzer, and " "Yet." Interrupted the demoralizer, “and yoar hetre will not fcave a can* Util thr- * 7m nenniiees ’ BUY YOUR TICKET AND ROUTE YOUR FREIGHT VIA THE CRIPPLE CREEK ROAD. The Midland Terminal Railway is the Pioneer Broad Gauge Road, runs the GREATEST NUMBER of trains, affords the very boat service at the very LOW "ST RATES, and in connect ion with THE COLORADO MIDLAND RAILWAY forms through service between Cripple Creek District points and Colorado Springs, Pueblo, south and east and Denver, north and south. Scenery unsurpassed. L. R. FORD, Vice Pres, and Traffic Manager, Boston Building. Denver, Colo. Just a Moment Sf Is all that is needed to convince you that m The Queen City Bowlin? Alleys m is the place where you can enjoy yourself / 1 Jesse Smith Prop Basement 2012 Larimer st. Geo R Swallow, President C. Wood. Cashier PAID IN CAPITAL, $250,000. DENVER SAVINGS BANK. Lariat Savings Hank W«t of Missouri River Transacts a General Banking Interest paid on Savings Accounts and Tnut Business. and Certificate* of Deposit. COR. SIXTEENTH AND ARAPAHOE STREETS. MRS. NANNIE KING. Prop. The Little Cottage Dining Room. 1936 Arapahoe Street. Surpassing Cuisine--Quick Service-Three Meals daily—Regular Dinner at Noon. Special Sunday Dinner from 12 to 3 p. m. Story of Raphael, the Artist. Raphael, the great Italian painter, whose celebrated biblical pictures are worth fabulous sums of money, was not a rich man when young ard en countered some of the vicissitudes of life like many another genius. Once when traveling he put up at an Inn, and remained there, unable to get away through lack of funds to settle his bill, 'i he landlord grew sus picious that such was the case, a.id his rCQUe ls for a settlement grew more and more pressing. Finally, young Raphael, In desperation, resort ed to the following device: He carefully painted upon a table lop in ms room a number of gold ! r olns. and. placing the tabic In acer tain light that gave a startling elect, ho packed bis few belongings and sum moned bis host, “There,” be exclaimed, with a lord ly wave of his hand toward the table. ' Is enough to settle my bill and more N'**v kindly abow the way to the door,' The Innkeeper, wkh many smiles and bows, ushered his guest out and ‘hen hastened back to gather up Ms gold. Ml« rage and consternation' when he discovered the fraud knew no bounds, until a wealthy Mngllil triveler, recognizing the value of th* art pul In the work, gladly jyild him lob for the table.--stray Stories.