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FEBRUARY 27, 1910.
Picturesque Pergolas in California Gardens PATHWAYS, decorated or covered With vines and flowers, have been always desirable for gardens, not only because they offer shade, but be cause of their very ornamental appear ance. In the times of Elizabeth o' England, the old-fashioned plashed walk was very popular. It was made of young trees or branches woven or plaited together, and very occasionally this sort of walk is still seen in an o.d English garden. In the modern garden the pergola litis taken its place. A pergola con sists of a series of stone, brick or wooden pillars, supporting a lattice framework which affords a support for climbing vines and flowers. Italy is the home of the pergola. In the gardens of the great villas near Home and Florence, the pergola is a very elaborate structure. .Many of them are constructed entirely of stone, with massive columns fairly wreathed in gorgeous flowers and vines. They are often large enough to serve as an outdoor room. These corridors of light colored stone, covered with green vines, with clematis, passion flowers and roses of every hue about them produce a beautiful spectacle. To be sure, all Italian pergolas are not so elaborate, but the sma lest vil las, or even the gardens of the poor, have sot sort of a rough framework for vines to climb and ramble over. A pergola ..I' rough carpentry may In built id' any wood, but the supports should be of durable material. It should give the appearance of solidity at least. There is no doubt but that stone or cement is the best material for the posts. Either material looks well and is durable. Do not make the mistake of placing the posts too close together—a pergola does not look well if it is too narrow, and when the vims are in full growth it will look stl.l nar rower. Besides you do not want your shaded walk a mere passageway or a tunnel. If the wooden crosspieces are allowed to project a foot either side they will break the straight line when viewed from the end. The number of cross pules varies; but too many is worse than nut enough. Light, as well as shade is desirable, and the sunshine gleaming through the branches adds to the charm and the beauty of the pergola. a paved walk is must desirable, espe cially if the walk connects the house with a summer house in the garden. A pergola is supposed to serve as a walk leading from one place to another— hence its beauty is more fully appre ciated from the inside than from the outside, Many gardens contain no spot whatever for a pergola, but they are put in all sorts of unsuitable lace-. If you have a proper place for a per gola there is no garden structure which presents less difficulty in the way of construction than the pergo a. Sim plicity and solidity are the two main considerations. For affording shade, beauty and ornamentation the pergola is of real value. HOUSEHOLD TALKS Oranges may be served cut ,in two, flavored with sherry and sweetened with powdered sugar. ■--''":. For those who cannot eat fried cro quettes and yet enjoy the savory mix ture that composes them it is worth while to know that they can be baked And if while baking they are basted with some nicely seasoned sauce they will taste just as good as fried ones and be more wholesome too. A brown butter sauce or rich gravy or tomato sauce may be used, according to the variety of the croquette. , At a certain restaurant in New York there are served individual dessert cakes that consist of a foundation of almond cake with half a preserved pear in the center. A maraschino cherry decorates the pear, and shredded pista chio nuts, with jellied preserve juice flavored with almonds, are sprinkled over nad around the fruit. A similar tart calls for peaches incread of pears and shredded almonds instead of pista chios. Still another calls for sliced ba nanas sprinkled with pistachio nuts. 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But the waltz Is so gentle, and graceful and free When we glide with the music harmoniously, Keeping time to Its beat with a rhythm of feet That go waltzing and waltzing and waltzing. —Hamilton Pope Gait In Puck. KENTUCKY TEMPERANCE YARN A Kentucky senator told about an old pilot on the Mississippi, aged 82, who was recounting an incident con nected with the temperance question: "Intemperance is ruining the nation," he insisted. "The sad victims are on every side of us; I have seen many of them In my long career. Once we had a passenger on a steamboat where I was pilot; he was intoxicated and fell overboard. After he had been soaking at the bottom of the river for quite a while we fished him out and laid him, limp and sopping, on the deck; our efforts to revive him were unavailing, until at last somebody thought that whisky would be just the thing to re store animation. We opened the man s mouth and poured some down, and it seemed to stay there all right, for a gurgling sound came from his lips. I put my ear close to hear what he might wish to say—doubtless a last message for his loved ones at home. "Roll—meon—a—barrel,' he wheez ed hoarsely. 'Roll me on a barrel quick and get out some of the water—it will spoil the good Kentucky whisky.' " COMIC SUPPLEMENT MYSTERIES in Comic Supplemental Land There's much to puzzle me, I'd give a lot to understand Some of Its mystery. And here I beg some one, who knows, Its inner workings to disclose. THE BARREL MYSTERY If stolen the apparel Of one who goes to swim, How is It there's a barrel So handy there for him? Somehow or other It would seem That barrels line each lake and stream, Each beach and bank, each creek and brook, For swimmers who've had clothing took. THE DANGER-WARNING MYSTERY And who Is it so heedful, So thoughtful and so nice, Who puts the sign so needful Upon the treacherous Ice? Who is it braves that awful hole To put a sign up on a pole What does he stand on In the air When he puts up that warning there? THE RAPID-RECOVERY MYSTERY Who fixes up the victim, And makes him good as new, When man and beast have kicked him, And stamped upon him, too? Who patches up the cuts and bumps, And soothes away those dreadful lumps, And gives them hack to us as If He'd never had a single biff —Hamilton Pope Gait In Puck. 5