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N the estimation of most
people, in this country at
least, who take an inter
est in the subject of
home ornamentation by
means of lawns and gar
dens there is nothing
more attractive and ap. -
pealing than a colonial
garden. That this meth
od of displaying nature's
bounty appeals to people
who have the means and
facilities.for indulging a
taste for any sort of ornamental gar
dening is eloquently proven 'by the
fact that a colonial garden has been a
conspicuous feature at the White
House for a number of years past.
Mrs. Roosevest had this garden laid
out just south of
mansion, and lim
ineath the win
dows of her pri.
and Mrs. Taft
was zo Impressed
with its beauty
when she be
came First Lady
of the 'Land that
she not only con.
tinued the gar
<len but had it ex
tended and im
By a colonial
garden is meant,
It will be under.
stood, the form
of flower plot
that was the ap.
proved and ac
cepted fashion in
the days of our
great - grandfa
thers before the
war. In ''ny'
rqppects a colo
nial garden is
not so very dif
ferent from an
equal area of C$/YiMMN OOJ/2 OWy/.
flower beds of the
'average sort, inasmuch as most of the flowers
that have place in a colonial garden are of the
old-fashioned hardy sort. There are, however,
some features of the lay-out of the flower beds
that render the colonial garden distinctive, and
particularly is this the case with the neatly
trimmed little hedges that serve as borders for
the various flower beds and in many instances
supply screens and boundary markers for the
In the ease of many of the older gardens all
or a portion of these hedges are formed of the
richly tinted and sweet scented box. Indeed it
is the presence of this shrub which is likely to
<distinguish a genuine colonial garden from the
newer- sort of floral setting. For be it known the
box Ia very difficult to transplant successfully
sonmc say impossible-and it is of very slow
growth, So much. so, indeed, that a handsome
hedge of box is more likely than not to represent
the fruits of a century or more of care and atten
tion. 'Withal the box will grow fairly well if left
to Itself and only given time, but the watchful
care of a gardener is requirecd if it Is desired
to restrict it to certain limits, as, for instance,
the borders of flower beds.
'in the days pr-eceding and following the Revo
lution there wereo colonial gardens in all the thir
teen original states, but the finest of these were
Socated in Virginia. Nor wvas this to be won
-dered at, for the 01(1 Dominion was at that time
the seat of the most notable country seats in the
.new world, History tells of the magnificentr
tates maintained by George Washington, Thoma,
Jeffer-son, Madison, Monroe and other prominent
'Virginians of that pcerled, but there wer-e dozens
of other wealthy landed proprietors who, though
perhjaps not nationally as prominent, lived in the
same baronial style on their expansive planta
tions and had the slave labor that contributed so
much to the development of such estates, A co
lonial garden wvas not only an Inevitable adjunct
of a Virginia estate in those days of lavish liv
lag, but it was In many instances the special
pr-ide and hobby of the lord or mistress of the
Now, strange to say, a surprising number of
these old colonial gardens retain to this day
(nuch of their old-time splendor. We say surpris
ing, because it must be remembered that when
the devastating tide of our great Civil war swept
over Virginia it played havoc with many an an
cestral estate aind it wvould be too much to expect
that the gardens should not suffer as did the
mansions. Furthermore, many of the old Vir
ginia families have been in greatly reduced cir
cumtstanrces since the war and have not had the
means t(' maintain the old gardens in the man- -
ner that their ancestors did. That in spite of
these conditions the colonial gardens in the state
)nown as "The Mother of Presidents" retain so
jnuch of thsir 'ieauty and fascination is a tribute
to the advantages of this form of gardening.
There are some formal gardens in old1 Vir
gintia, but for the most part the gardens arc what
are known as informaal, or suggestive of nature's
own arrangement rather than masterpieces of
,the fancy gardener's ingenuity. Only in rare in
stances do we see the box or other hedge shrubs
trimmed and fashioned into fantastic shapes to
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Engan ad lswhre Whrasti foro
hortculura sclptue i lakin th @Vrgna'
site eemedto r coer teadvisal, acfoun
ta.sstnegade eats, evenminatoube foun
just.s . in the fameslad ous fora gpr-s
fahin Th a dens of 1ldDmnin also
dicls a d varhtych pegas, latrlyrben
sume housepie.inSome of theofutc
consrucionand lmoteaweo etates are ounre
tntousincaratrloaires wih the orcna
hortcual uclingstoube foun lcing thentriecna
tugardens hre mlisey anyloe ank ateri
touch For uisteoan the grar flrvankedl
tuerraes hichtcng bles ndrd thosefctvhoer
bee ixhnrdued whfenesven thesympaa-hetic thg
siseeed envirnet it disadobflfanderon
tans tnie gardntr santhetngar to opae found
Per as the gadenslie touvt n o preise
fasin. gardenof theesprln ormaroy soe
dislena thwpide vaboxo hederohasetirornder
suranhouses.n themnew ots are soft grusticn
comstrutin and touchoft falershe are hnre
tis ise chrater oprae with te orna
bount biliag taote sfaonn twauenroseh cen
butvfr one rtepostadches chargofsla olh
itud-ie adenrysin placs faoroe cwhmo dr
toexchne maynfince in athr glratc thughe
of euedu evret it iuh s dbtifthere Ctis,
winch wo e encountredti tolsewhere withs
these hanevee trnooslne. rmVrii o
Butenrast t ies intie to pis ahe 011r
gsnao gaboe oietras in the spirerolongmer
bwosso tim box chedge abiti o tevwer
ofracooniaingadn the e cot omftoen ad
thlatinthe arden ofl feahr whetnahemado
iblomse fove the sofet sofathe magosea timei
bon obe a arthe ain theuersesn untre
after onepas of the thriea crgees o the
old-times gadeer psin tis and~ clie, handy
ofryeauthiumaies, a the ng season.
whih wilmot ofe ncntery t eleee unless
the hurrie bee rnspantef fomor Vrheriy soil.
But inamelity itrom ixpersence topise the roseit
seaso above therg igrow in the favolnge
ofcolnavgreen the bo0dg(-1rhp twomiinhasre
tee are to so etlet ath ansoler heg foeso
that they gadnwill be prcvntiito l massh ofde
blom fombthein geavie of the maliaritheo
hsoball anthaineda in anthn apyprcing units
afdtrmte paorying ofth Vgreenius acrjcs-hei
eaines the pringian vies tasatd the hd
flowrysbedh. Many of the wanin sadn.lohv
gii dnin ponropte podt aiony odaetll
tobupin se aarese ousmoe anortherly hose,
notreasmin no- f-ewo exere wnit theraidty
mains the time-hedesunperhas twoeenmde
ththeyntral oet prnt viirs and the garden
bes hebeen aintanged arnythi aprachivot
Atwe bms any of the oldte gnaVrensials avcu
mains thea tihnormen daml has been made
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MNO'/A P4MTED ?T AO///yT
tionai ProlinIence, it was the custom
a hundred years ago or more to invite
distinguished guests to plant trees,
shrubs or flowers as mementoes of
their visits. We see the fruits of this
custom in the historic plantings
which have been perpetuated at
Mount Vernon-the trees planted by
Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson and
the rose bush planted and named for
his mother by Gen. George Washing
ton. It is the outgrowth of this same
custom which has prompted many of
our presidents and distinguished for
eign visitors to plant trees in the
White Hlouse grounds at Washington.
Attached to the flower garden proper
on many an old Virginia estate is a
series of terraced beds which were
used in the old days, if not at pros
ent, for growing small fruits and veg
0 L- etables for the use of the household
y pv . In many instances these kitchen gar
//HS/// }dens weru
screened w I t I
box and the
gravel w a I k a
were neatly bor
dered with the
shrub so that
the general cf
feet was almost
as pleasing as
that of the po
sey beds them
Not the least
of the factors
that go to make
up the beauty
of a colonial
garden in Vir
L BL ,,oR/iow0MU r/n. ginia is found
in the stately
old trees that
In most every instance surround or overshadow
the space allotted to flowers-the limbs trimmed
to a suffileient height from the ground to allow
the entrance of plenty of sunshine. Such trees
are, alike to the box, only to be attained as the
heritage of time and consequently they are lack
ing in many a newly established garden upon
which money has been expended without stint.
All the summer houses, the trellis, etc., which
one sees in these old Virginia gardens are of
frame construction, the woodl usually being paint
ed white, and the garden walls wh'ich on some
estates supplement the hedges are of brick. The
gardlens were established too long ago to admit
of the introduction of the concrete products
which have done so much for the embellishmeni.
of the latter-day garden. Almost without excep
tion, however, garden structures are so heavily
vine clad that the material of their constr'uction
makes very little dlifference in appearances. Out
side the strictly tropical vegetation there are few
'lowers or trailing vines that, will not grow lux
uriantly in the kindly Virginia clihpate and this
fact accounts for the variety of vegetation in the
SParis Siege Bread
A collector of curiosities in Boston shows with
pride a piece of bread that was halted in Paris
during the siege. Of course, it is now h'-der
than a brick, and looks unpalatable.
E~mile Bergerat, t he son-in-law of Gautler, Is
writing his mlemoirs---andl the first v(.lume "Sou
venirs d'un Enfant (de Par-is Los Annees deC lo
heme," has just been published. R~ecollecting
events of the siege he has much to say about tho
"I think some persons must have kept theirs,
for 15 years afterward i saw pieces of brood in
a glass case. I was stupeiledl for two reasons. In
the fir-st place, in the severest (lays and after Jan
ualsy 15, there wvas for each month only a mouse's
ration, 300 grams. Trhis was utter starvation.
The Parisian, as is wvell known, is a great brearl
eater; lhe can deprive himself of anything else, but
ordilnarily ho must have at least h-la 430 grams."
IHergerat, in the secondl place, does not believe
that the substance could survive the armnistico,
Chemistry couldl do nolthing with it. Bert helot aS
sured (Gautier that he ate the bread without vin
"This bread was Dantesque and not to 1)e an
alyzed. If I had been Jules Favre at Ferrieres,
I should have simply throwvn a hiscuit on the table
in front of IHismarck and said: 'Smell it. The city
No one knew what this bread was made of,
says t he Hbakers Weekly, or if anybodyv knew he
did not dare to tell the secret. The animal kIng
dlen supplied material after the vegetable was
exhaust ed, and the mineral succeeded the a ninmai.
in the bakery once kept by Bergerat's father a
blacksmith forged bread. Buyers broke t he'
teeth on nails. 'rho report was circulated that
bones from the catacombs were at last used.
A SIMPLE SYSTEM.
"H ow did Brown come to be so highly esm
teemed as a weat:ier prophet?".
"rHy his optimism. When there Is a drotrght
he keeps predicing rnIn, and when it's raining h-=
says it is going to clear off,"
tRAP FOR RIVEP HO0
Ond'of Many Methods 'Used by Afr
oan Natives ip Killing the
Cape Town, Africa.-The native
have various ways of killing the "rive
horse." On occasion, they will attac
it with harpoons, to which are a
tached lines ending in floats. Th
wounded beast, its position marked b
these floats, will then be followed u
in canoes, and finally speared to death
At other times they will arrange grea
pitfalls; at others, some such devic
as that here illustrated.
This particular method calls for th
use of a strong spearhead fixed in
Killing a Hippopotamus.
heavy block of wood, which is hun
from a line passed over a branch of
tree in the animal's path. The cor
by which the spear is suspended i
made to run across the path, a fel
inches above the ground, and is a
ranged that when the beast stumble
against it the spear shall be release(
to fall and strike it.
Well knowing that their quarry
though badly wounded, may yet tak,
to the water and escape, the native
attach to the wood holding the spea
a long line which ends in i float; thu
the great beast can always be located
whether it he alive or dead.
The hippopotam.us is generally ir
offensive, but when pursued in boat
by hunters it is subject to fits of rag
and is dangerous. That the hippo i
capable of being tamed and of becoin
Ing much attached to man has bee
proved in many instances where th
animals have been kept in captivit3
The hippo appeared in the ancient 1(
man spectacles and is supposed to b
the behemoth referred to in the boo
The hippopotamus is rapidly disal
pearing from-its old haunts in Africi
as Colonel Roosevelt discovered I
his recent hunting tour. The flesh I
highly esteemed by the natives an
the fat, of which there is a thick laye
immediately under the skin, is a ft
vorite African delicacy and .Is know
as "lakecow bacon."
THE CRADLE OF METHODISil
Movement Has Recently Been Startel
to Preserve Barratt's Chapel in
Wilnington, Del.--Darratt's chape
which is located near Fredericia, Ken
county, Delaware, is to Methodist
what Independence hall is to Amer
cans. It was in this chapel Bishop
Coke and Asbury first met in Amnericm
held a council with 11 preachers an
arranged for the organization of th
Meothodist church as it exists today
Now it is prop~osed to raise an e'ndow
ment fund of $50,000 and preserve for
ever the cradle of Met hodismt in thi
D~uring the year 1'80) the chapel wa;
erected on ground dlonated for tha
purpose by PhilipylHarral t, a membie
of the Delaware assembly, and great
great-grandfather of Judge Harratt a
P'hiladelphia. Philip llarratt was on
of the men wh'lo entertained and prc
teetc'd Asbury during the revolut ior
IBecausae of its associations the chapt
is held sacred by Methodists and th
presuent movement, to place it. unde
the care of the Church Extension sc
ciety seems bound to succeed.
Dead Crane Comes to Life.
flake Charles, Ia.-Carrying a cran
he believed to be dlead, 1 lenry Acker
was walking to town from Coon crcell
where ho shot the fowl, whlen it stud
deniy came to life and began peekiun
pieces out of Ackers' face' with it
bill. It tried for Its catptor's eyes an<I
nearly succeeded in get ting them. Th
crane was of the sandhill variety an
mneasured seven feet frrnm Mnp to UD
Cures all humors, catarrh and
rheumatism, relieves that tired
feeling, restores the appetite,
cures paleness, nervousness,
builds up the whole system.
t Get it today in usual liquid form os
0 chocolated tablets called sareatabe.
e It's difficult to discourage a girl who
Health is the greatest gift, content
edness the best riches.-Dhamman
To save a nrat., give him good
friends or bitter enemies; these by
love and those by their hate to kee;
him from evil doing.-Antisthenes.
Dr. Pierce's Pleasant Pellets regulate
and invigorate stomach, liver and bowels.
Sugar-coated, tiny granules. Easy to take
A Formal Garden.
Knicker-Have they got a formal
3ocker-Yes; no chickens allowed.
In all its forms among all ages of horse.,
as well as dogs, cured and othere in am
stable prevented from having the disease
with SPOHN'S DISTEMPER CURE.
Every bottle guaranteed. Over 600000
bottles sold last year $.50 and $1.00. Iny
good druggist, or send to mahufacturers.
Agents wanted. Spohn A Medical Co., Speo
Contagious Diseases, Goshen, Ind.
The Real Reason.
"I am going to send you my little
kitten to keel) you company."
"How good of you."
"Don't mention it. Besides, we are
Test of Social Standing.
Old Porkenlarrd-Sh! My wife has
a pearl necklace concealed in her
r Customs ns)petor- I Iilh?
Old Porkenlarrd-Dlon't overlook it,
that's all! She wants to get her name
in the papers as a society leader!
"This is the flfth time you have
been brought before me this term,"
said the judge, frowning severely upon
the prisoner at the bar.
"Yes, your honor," said the prisoner.
"You know a man is Judged by the
company he keeps, and I like tre be
seen talkin' to your honor for the
sake of me credit."
"All right," said the judge. "Officer.
take this ni over to the island and
tell them to give him a credit of 30
s days."--lIarper's Weekly.
r SOMETHING ELSE.
'lho Professor-An ordinary brick
will absorb a quart of water.
The Pugilist-Then my brother's no
The Professor--What do you mean?
Theo Pugilist-Hie never absorbed
that much water in his lfir.
when you have ~
A food with snap and
zest that wakes up the
Sprinkle crisp Post
Toasties over a saucer of
fresh strawberries,, add some
cream and a little sugar-- ~
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